I'm Back! Time for a new week.


It has been a tiring couple of weeks. Sorry it’s been so long. Plenty of ups and downs.

On the channel front things are going steady, which is to say that the numbers aren’t improving. It’s only been a few weeks since my self-pep-talk, so it’d be wrong of me to expect a quick turnaround. I think if it stays this low come January, when I historically see a bump, that’s when I’ll have to worry. Ultimately there’s nothing I can do.

Well, that’s not true. There’s plenty I could probably do for quick and easy views, but it’d be a bad decision in the long term. Surprisingly haven’t been tempted by any of it yet. I thought maybe after a month or so of this continuous down-tick I’d find myself struggling to resist the urge to grab some quick views, but I just don’t have any drive to do the cheap and easy stuff. That’s a good sign.

I also have my calendar filled out for almost the rest of the year and I’m interested in most of the topics there, so that’s exciting. Less time banging my head against a wall wondering what to make means more time to research.

I’m also starting to get really excited for a collaborative project I’m working on with Dan and Kevin. It’s happening in December, and it’s going to be a lot of fun. Since it’s growing in scope I don’t want to talk about it too much, at least until we know when we’re going to announce it.

As for the downs, I didn’t go too much into detail on the podcast, but there was a death in the extended family last week. That ended up being the last second trip out of town that threw my production for a loop. We’ve spent so much time in a car. You’d think sitting in one spot wouldn’t be so damn tiring, but I feel like I’ve been in a state of recovering since we got back this week.

Kat ended up getting sick and I’m currently 33% sure that I’m getting sick too. So between the late nights editing, the travel, and the vague feeling of a cold, I kept slacking when it came time to write here.

But it’s Sunday night! Tomorrow is a new week. Wednesday’s video is officially finished, and I have the whole day to make a thumbnail, get my butt back to the gym, and generally just unwind before Tuesday’s research session. I’m looking forward to it all, and you know what? For as tired as I am right now, I still remember a point where I loathed the thought of a Monday morning. So the idea that I’m looking forward to it now is a gift.

PS - Totally unrelated side note: After re-watching Solo, I think this week I’m going to start a personal project that I’ve been dreaming of doing for years, which is the Official Rob Edit of the Star Wars saga. Ever since the special editions I’ve always found aspects of the different versions that I’ve liked and hated, and I always joked about making my own personal definitive version that I could turn to whenever I wanted to watch the movies.

I’ll probably start with Force Awakens, Last Jedi, and Solo. Mainly because I loved those films and so the changes I have in mind are super quick and easy. A few lines or moments here or there. The original trilogy is mostly a matter of blending the latest versions with the originals. Get rid of Greedo shooting first. Keep the added dog-fighting shots. That kind of stuff.

The prequels?

Ugh, where do I begin? That might be a 2019 project.

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