I'm curious as to why you don't sing more? I remember you singing on the YoGPoD once or twice, and I really liked the episodes of Black Flag when you sang "merry tunes". And of course Arthas Baby. But your singing is unbelievable. Did you take singing lessons at some point? And now I'm rambling. But I do wish you did more singing. Not that what I want should at all be a reason for you to do stuff, but I just wanted to say how amazing you are.
No singing lessons taken, but my mum’s side of the family has a retired singer and quite a few ladies that can carry a tune, so that’s always had a presence in my life. I don’t really like singing in front of people - which is why it usually comes out in solo stuff instead.
This might be a really dumb question, but I have work experience coming up in around a year or two and I wanted to ask you what you did for work experience and if you enjoyed it?
I view work experience as partially testing the waters in possible career paths, and also getting general experience to bulk out your CV. Mine’s a mixed muddle of things:
age 14-15: shadowed a vet for a week - enjoyed some elements (e.g. you get to be with animals all day), but disliked others (surgery and the responsibility of someone’s beloved pet).
age 16-17: work experience at a mental health outpatient care centre for two weeks - I enjoyed psychology at school, and wanted to explore whether social worker jobs were my thing. They weren’t, I was more interested in the theoretical than the practical.
age 16-18: Young Leader for Rainbow Guides for almost…two years? Confirmed that working with children can be a delight and also Hell on Earth at the same time.
age 19-21: wrote gaming reviews for my university newspaper - loved it, was looking into journalism/publishing for a Masters degree, so thought I needed the portfolio. Still have copies somewhere!
age 20ish: worked for around three to four months in a university department during the summer to get additional office experience for my CV. This included co-running commissioned studies, writing up the results for the department heads and producing a branded university booklet of around forty pages. Technically this was a job, but it was presented to us as a work experience course they were trialing, so it probably goes here.
(Note that I was also working from age 16-22 as a waitress, cashier, receptionist and other roles whilst studying at school and at university - but as they’re full jobs, they won’t appear here.)
Curious question: What is your favourite Doctor Who Villain? Like, what scares you the most when it's shown. Or a villain that takes your breath away when it gets introduced because of how well it fits into play.
When you edit your videos, how much do you edit? I know you cut a lot of stuff and sometimes you add some text to explain things, but besides that, what do you do? [Just interested :)]
Depends on what it is. Things like the dialogue-heavy Walking Dead require a lot more audio level tweaking than Watch Dogs or Assassin’s Creed. Add more points of view and voices, and it gets harder and harder.
More info under the cut if people want to know more about my process! Note that this is how I edit, it doesn’t mean that other Youtubers do it the exact same way.
In Hearthstone, have you beat all of the heroes? I'm assuming you probably did... But, did you think it was a piece of cake defeating them or did it take a while? I am having such a hard time! I have only beaten the hunter (so I have the hunter and mage now). Multiple defeats against the other heroes :(
Yup, most of the heroes were really easy once I had unlocked shaman and hunter - my two ranked decks. Best way to do it is to fully unlock all the cards for hunter and mage, then try and fight them. If you do it with only half your cards, you’ll do a Simon and miss vital cards like board clearing that will help you defeat other ones!
Hello! This is a not really gaming related question: Do you think gym would have a good effect on a quite skinny person? (awfully fast metabolism + genes :P) I mean, I would like to get a bit stronger :) PS: You look great, It really looks like you're working hard at the gym! :D
The gym will have a good effect on anyone if they try hard enough! If you know nothing about it and want to get stronger, then I would suggest getting a personal trainer. It’s a lot safer and more effective than just walking in and attempting everything yourself with no guidance.
How many videos do you typically record per day? Do you ever have to go do a recording with Kim then rush into your office and do something with, say, Nilsey? Or is there a lot of time between recording sessions?
I tend to do them in bulk - so at least an hour recording per thing. I usually try and only do one session per day or force an hour break before I do any more, but there have been instances of two hours of Watch Dogs, followed by almost two hours of Garry’s Mod or similar.