Hey Hannah, I hope you don't mind me just asking you this randomly and so early, but will you be playing a full Alien: Isolation playthrough (as you've already stated) or just a little bit, and will you have the courage to do it alone, or are you going to get Kim (or possibly Lewis, seeing as we have yet to see him petrified, and I'm sure many want to) and chain her to a chair? ]:)>
because women are payed less than men in approximately 99% of professions
because chris brown can still have a career after assaulting rihanna but miley cyrus takes her clothes off and there’s a huge scandal
because of this:
because currently it is estimated ten million more girls are out of education than boys (x)
because we’re expected to be mature but hairless like a child, in control but not bossy, sexy but not slutty and definitely not a prude, intelligent but not opinionated, independent but reliant on men, natural but look like the girl in the magazine etc etc
because being called a girl, a pussy or a bitch is an insult
because when i told my mum i refused to get anything less than a’s in my exams she told me it wasn’t ladylike to be so cocky
because my brother and 90% of my male friends think girls who wear revealing clothing are asking for rape
because every person who identifies as female should be allowed to choose if they want to get married, have kids, have a career, go to uni etc etc without expectations
because tampons and sanitary pads are stupidly expensive
because some people reading this will have flinched at the fact i just said ‘tampon’
because there are men out there whose job it is to make young girls feel like absolute shit about themselves just so they can sell the next best beauty product
because female masturbation isn’t considered normal whilst men can talk about their own penises for hours on end
because feminists are still seen as crazy lesbians who dont shave and some still feel like they have to defend themselves by claiming theyre not any of those things when in fact if i want to be a passionate lady who likes other ladies and cant be bothered to shave my legs every twenty minutes then thats my choice and if i want to be someone who wears make up and shaves and goes out partying then thats my choice and if i want to be a combination of the two or anything in between then thats. my. choice.
because i believe anyone who identifies as female is fucking badass and deserves the same rights as every privileged stuck up old white man sitting around and making laws about our bodies
If you don't mind me asking, what's gong to happen to the Yogscast after you and the main personalities grow too old or tired and want to retire from the business? Will there be new people to take on the role of the Yogscast personnel, or will it disband completely, or is there anything else you guys have in mind?
Our oldest member is like 36, we’ve got another 30 years of work before we can retire, so not really something we’re thinking about yet!
Hello Hannah! I was wondering, do you know if anyone in the Yogscast is considering coming to MCM Scotland this year? You've got plenty of fans up here, trust me! ^^
No plans currently.
Since people seem to be asking me a lot about what conventions we’re going to - my answer is 'I don't know'. I don’t speak for everyone and so only know the ones I’m possibly going to, but again I’m waiting on more information and further details before saying more.
We usually go to conventions to work, not play - which means Comicon-style conventions are usually off the list if there’s little to no gaming with actual playable demos or devs to interview.
Whilst Rezzed was predominately a chance to meet fans, you’ll still notice on Sjin and Kim’s videos that we went and privately played Alien: Isolation and filmed/played a few other games that we were interested in covering in the future - I guess you could call it market research.
If there’s not a lot of current newsworthy game stuff at a convention, more likely than not we won’t attend - unless we want to go as fans of the convention for a holiday. However, usually that means taking time out of working and then playing catch-up - which can be more stressful than just not having a break. The hassle of prepping advance content for a week away is just too much of a pain in the bum. Also, the nightmare of travel just ruins the relaxation of a holiday, so I’d rather just stay at home and watch TV! Instead, I have one day off here or there, or do lazy half days.
How do you deal with hate towards you in the comments? Do they effect you very much?
I think Zoey summarized this pretty well. It’s such a small percentage (0.5% of less) that it’s not even worth getting bothered about - Youtube comments are renowned as being some of the worst on social media when they are offensive.
Having said that, they’re few and far between when I do get them - and if they’re incredibly offensive, I don’t want them as subscribers and block them.
Hey Hannah was wondering if you have any videos planned with Duncan? Or maybe even Simon, a long series like when you 2 did Condemned together would be great! Group stuff is always good too, everyone from the Yogscast when they work together their humour always compliments each other to give great entertainment :).
Simon’s a busy guy so probably nothing series wise, but maybe one offs again for Halloween etc! Would love to do more stuff with Duncan, we’ve just not found a game which we think will do a good full playthrough - keeping an eye on things like The Crew though.
If you had any tips to people who want to make their way gaming industry, like writing magazine articles or videos, what advice/tips would you give them and how would you make your way on the the industry ladder after you leave school?
I can’t give advice on the gaming industry exactly, because Youtube is a bit of a weird one - but I can give you the guidance that anyone should really try to follow to improve their employability. Also, go check Kim’s 500k video - she talks about how she got into it briefly.
I was planning to send something to your PO box soon, so I wanted to know was there anything you would specifically like to receive or would you prefer it to be a surprise? :)
We usually ask that you don’t send anything fragile or anything food related which isn’t factory sealed or has a short expiry date, just in case it gets delayed in transit/manhandled by an overeager courier. Also, if it’s specifically for someone, make sure to pop that on with the address so that it skips the sorting pile where the non-labelled go (obviously if you’re sending to multiple members, best bet is to have mini packages inside a big one, so each thing is contained and can be passed to the person without mixing anything up!).
Otherwise, sky’s the limit, so surprise me! I usually suggest sending something related to your local area or gaming related if you’re stuck on ideas - the advent calender videos have some fantastic examples! - and, most importantly, make sure to include a return address so I can write back :)
"When Youtube eventually dies." That's an interesting phrasing. When do you think Youtube will "die" and what do you think the future for gaming and/or [whatever you want to call what the Yogscast is] will look like at that point?
No idea about when it will die, but they’re going a good job of driving users away with weird bugs and layouts :P
We’ve got a website we’re setting up to use instead of Youtube for those eventualities, but I couldn’t even begin to guess the future of gaming. There’s definitely more support for livestreaming/video recording content than there ever was, and a lot more support from devs and publishers too, so perhaps just more of that?
Hello Hannah! Hope you're having a fabulous day, just wondering what you wanted to be when you were at school or Uni or everything leading up to you showing signs of yoginess? Did you want to do something gaming or YouTube related or did it just sort of happen? Much loves :)
When I was really young, I wanted to be a vet. Then I wanted to be a criminal psychologist, but was told if I did Psychology and English as a combined degree, it wouldn’t be certified for me to work and I’d have to do another degree on top of it. So I stuck to Psychology as an A-level for the interest, and went with full English because I enjoyed it.
I wanted to do publishing, events planning or possibly writing, and would probably fall back on those - but most of those are hard grafts. I’d certainly have to work my way up from the lowest job if I started publishing or events, regardless of prior work experience.
Gaming was something it was fairly impossible to get into without knowing coding or graphics design when I was at school. Probably still is, because there’s little academic support and most people just teach themselves. Youtube just happened to most of us, it wasn’t intentional and we don’t know if it will lead anywhere else or translate into another job in gaming in future (probably not). Kim’s probably done gaming as a career the right way, as she’s written for magazines and done videos for different companies, so has the portfolio to go elsewhere when Youtube eventually dies.
Hey Hannah I suddenly came across your 'vlomadia' cooking channel. I was wondering if it's actually you and if it is why did you stop making vids for it?
It is me.
I stopped making them because of two reasons:
1. I didn’t have time - university study came first (something that everyone aspiring to Youtube should take on board - study first and have a Plan B!!). When I finished university, I moved in with Lewis and the last two kitchens have been in flats and dreadful for filming, so I’ve not bothered.
2. Gaming videos happened instead, on finishing uni. People don’t quite get how much work goes into running a channel with daily content, and balancing that around keeping healthy with exercise and socializing means that cooking is left on the way-side and only done to feed myself. I still enjoy it and love watching cooking programmes, so perhaps if we get a bigger house with a kitchen and not a kitchenette it will return.
Hey Hannah, just wondering, but when Warlords of Draenor comes out, will you or any of the crew be covering the beta / release? It's been a while since we've seen any warcraft content and it's always refreshing to see you guys release wow content, since it's what made me and many others fall in love with yogscast in the first place :')
Probably, I’ve not even completed Pandaria though, so probably not me :P
Hi Hannah! If the game Nevermind, (the one with the heart monitor that corresponds with the difficulty level) gets kickstarted, will you and Kim play it? By the way, grats to you and Kim to having the only play through that i can't watch in large player! I do not do jump scares and suspense very well! Keep up the good work! :)
We were actually in talks with Erin and team about covering it back before it failed to hit the target on Kickstarter, but the heart monitor etc sent over got stuck in customs, and turned up the same week as the campaign was closing.
It still needed $100k the day before the Kickstarter closed, which wasn’t going to get raised regardless of our promotion, so we figured it was much better to hold off and wait to hear from them - and put videos out to tie into a fresh fundraiser, when there’s a lot more time for the video to gain views and hopefully send people to donate.
While we're at the birds questions, what's your favourite bird of prey, not being allowed to pick any kind of owl? :) I convinced the falconer I work for to name his new buzzard Hannah, he has no idea why I wanted to name it that so badly haha.
Thankyou for the fast response, it's nice to see such a connection with the fans from such popular and respect youtubers! Pre-War Winterfell pls :'( If owls were knights, what weapons do you believe they would use?
They don’t need weapons, they’ve got beaks and claws! Although they could definitely pull off full knight armour :D