Wednesday, 24 December 2008


in my blogTV show on Monday I reached 22,222 subscribers on youtube....

actually, I was on 22,225 while doing the show, so I got 3 people to unsub, so that I could see the figure at exactly 22,222! I love when numbers are all pretty like that ^_^

I took a screen shot of the momentous 22,222 milestone, but forgot to save it :(

Today though, I've just seen that I have 22,333... which is also a cool number, because there are two 2s and three 3s :D

Obviously it'd be cooler if the number were 122,333... but I think I may have to wait a while for that to happen xD

in fact, i highly doubt i'll ever accumulate even close to 100,000 subs... who knows though i guess.. once upon a time i didn't even think I'd get 100 subscribers, and look what happened.

Okay, go to go... my mum is shouting to me that my dinner is ready ^_^

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

frieze art fair.

Today I was looking through the photos I'd taken on my phone during the past few months, and I thought I'd post a few of them here...

I mentioned in my blog a couple of months ago that I was going to stay with my friend Jordan in Oxford, and that we'd be taking a day trip to London.

It was such an awesome weekend! Whilst we were in London, we went to the Frieze Art Fair in Regent's park.

Here's a picture of Jordan in Regent's Park:

The Frieze Art Fair showcases some really cool pieces of art. I particularly loved this sculpture of a skull made with shiny pieces of metal ^_^

Then, my friends and I came across these cool sculptures, and we thought it would be funny to re-enact the expression that each head was making (because we're ever-so-childish like that):



I didn't realise at the time.. but could this be a possible candidate for a face/replaced picture?

There was also a interesting piece of art depicting a crime scene, which I liked :)

All in all, it was a fun weekend, so I thought I'd post some pictures here for nostalgia's sake! :D

Saturday, 20 December 2008

artistic people.

It's one of my favourite things in the world when people send me drawings they've done of me!

It's so freaking awesome!

Occasionally I get messages from people asking if they can use a video still (or another image I've posted online) for an art project, and obviously I'm always more than happy to let people use me for their art ^_^

I find it completely flattering.. it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside :D

The following piece of art was created by Manny Lopez. I really, really love this artwork.

The image of me was taken from this video. Manny was kind enough to explain to me what inspired the art piece and what it represents. The piece is all about going on a journey of self-discovery; to look deep inside yourself and find out who you really are; to change aspects of yourself that you might not like; but also, to accept and embrace your self-perceived imperfections.

I found the following two images saved in my "downloads" folder, so I obviously downloaded them from an email or something, but I can't remember who sent me them.. so i'm sorry for not including any links to you if you're the artist behind either of these pieces.

I really like this one... it's probably the best lifelike drawing I've ever been sent of myself :)

This next one is pretty funky and retro. I think I look a bit like a transexual though xD

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Project for Awesome 2008.

Yesterday, 17th December 2008, was the day of the second annual Project For Awesome.

This is the video I made for the project:

The project has been so much fun again this year! It's amazing to see all the P4A videos taking over the most discussed pages / most rated pages of YouTube.

I'm especially pleased that my video in particular has done so amazingly well! At the moment of writing this blog, my video is the 7th most discussed and the 2nd most rated video on the entire site for today.

(Global Most Discussed page for Today)

Obviously, the only reason my video has done so well is because it had the support of Alan, Hank and John. But I'm just really pleased that of all the P4A videos made this year, mine has done so well. I feel like I'm being slightly selfish in the fact that I'm analysing my own videos performance over other videos, but I'm just really enthusiastic about the charity I chose (Save the Children). I'll also admit though, that it is rather cool from a personal point of view, to be rubbing shoulders with the likes of Buck, vlogbrothers, Julia Nunes, communitychannel, LisaNova etc

The only down side this year is that all the P4A videos don't seem to be getting the view-count that they got last year. In 2007 we were able to take over the Most Viewed pages too, but this year that hasn't really happened. Perhaps because there has been exponentially more videos made this year in comparison to last year, so the views are being "watered down" and spread across more videos.

Other than that though, the Project has been a huge success again this year, and I think we've all done a great job of raising awareness for a LOT of great charities!

It's also been cool to have Alan, Hank and John going live on blogTV for the entirity of the project!

(Global Most Rated page for Today)

Monday, 8 December 2008



I'm going to be starting my own LIVE show on blogTV.

It'll be every Monday & Friday at 10pm GMT / 5pm EST.

I'm not too sure how well the show will go down. I know some people hate when youtubers start doing blogtv shows.

I've decided that I'm going to make just one video for JohnnyDurham19 where I promote the new show, and after that, I don't want to upload any more blogtv videos. For some reason, people seem to get really angry when youtubers post up little videos saying that they're going live on blogtv. I can see why these videos are annoying. People subscribe to channels on youtube to see interesting, creative videos... not just to be notified that you're going to be streaming live on a completely separate website. I don't want to continually piss off my subscribers, so after the initial pimping of my show, I'm not going to make videos announcing that I'm going live.

I really do want the shows to go well though, and I'd like lots of people to come and enjoy the shows, so I'll probably twitter update / myspace bulletin whenever I go live.

I also might occasionally make a "I'm going live on blogTV" video to post on my PumpkinSplat channel if I ever have a particularly interesting show lined up, just to hopefully bump up the number of viewers. I'm not so worried about subscriber numbers on PumpkinSplat, seeing as it's just my second account which I use to post less-than-adaquete videos anyway... so if people hate me posting the blogTV announcement videos on PumpkinSplat, then they can always just unsubscribe from there, and hopefully still stay subscribed to my main channel :D

I just downloaded webcammax to use during my live shows, so that I can do cool things, like overlay text, play videos, show pictures, draw on my face (charlieissocoollike style). At the moment I just have the trial version which puts a stupid huge advert across the top of my broadcasting, so I might spring out and purchase the full version to get rid of it.

I'm a little apprehensive about actually doing the live shows. Outside of my youtube videos I'm generally quite shy and quiet around people I don't know... so broadcasting live to potentially hundreds of viewers is kind of daunting. I've done a few liveawesomeguys shows on Alan's blogTV channel, and I was pretty damn nervous whilst doing them... although the more I've done them, the more comfortable I've started to feel in front of my webcam... so I'm hoping that after a week or two of doing my own shows, it'll become much less stressful xD

I have a good idea of what I'm going to do for the first couple of shows, but after that I don't really have a plan... I'll have to try and think of interesting things to do and to talk about. If you have any ideas of what you'd like me to do in my shows, leave them in the comments of this blog! (unless your suggestion is going to be "LOL, I think you should just get naked, LOL". in that case, don't bother commenting :P)

sorry for epically long blog post, just wanted to get all that blogTV shizz off my mind!

Hope you'll stop by occasionally and watch my show! :D

Thursday, 4 December 2008

best friends.

Charlie's latest video got me thinking about best friends.

I got sent the above card a couple of years ago by my best friend.

It perfectly described our friendship. We had this amazing connection where we always knew what the other person was thinking. We could talk about anything. Share our deepest secrets. Giggle about things that no one else found funny.

Somewhere along the line though, we lost our groove.

I miss how things used to be. I miss having a best friend.

Life's kinda lonely without having a best friend to share your hopes, fears, and dreams with.

I don't want this blog post to sound unappreciative though. I do have a lot of great friends both online and offline. It's just... at the moment, I don't have a best friend... and that makes me a little bit sad.

I obviously love all the friends i do have though, and i'm thankful for all you guys <3.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Spider / Youtube Live

I promise this is my last blog post about spiders...

But I just got sent this "business spider" by the wonderful Joseph Macloed!

It is absolutely beautiful! I loved it! So I wanted to post it here for all you lovely readers to see :D

Joe sent this spider to the email address I use for msn. I never usually check the emails on that account though, so the only reason I saw it is because Joe's twitter message prompted me to go looking for it. While I was signed in to that email address looking for Joe's spider, I noticed two emails from youtube dating back to October. It turns out I had been offered 2 VIP type tickets to the Youtube Live event which took place on November 22nd.

I know several people in the UK got invited to the event, but I thought youtube had just overlooked me. I'm glad they didn't ^_^ Although I'm slightly annoyed I only just saw the invitations today after the event has already passed. I wouldn't have been able to afford to go to San Fran for it anyways, but it would still have been nice to know prior to the event, that I had been invited... ahhhh well.

I also feel a little bad about not RSVPing to let youtube know I wouldn't be able to make it, as in the email they asked if I could let them know either way, so that my reserved tickets could be offered to someone else if I couldn't come. Hopefully I'm not in Youtube's bad books now for ignoring their invitation xD

In conclusion, I have changed the email account which is linked with my youtube account, so now all emails will get sent to, which I check several times each day, so something like this will not happen again :)

Monday, 1 December 2008


I used to do these types of surveys all the time in myspace bulletins...

I haven't done one for aaages though, since I stopped using myspace as much (._. )

I thought I'd steal this from alan's blog and do it myself :D

1. What's your name?

2. What is your favorite thing to wear?
pyjamas bottoms and a soft comfy tshirt :D

3. Last thing you ate?
a snickers bar

4. One place you will NEVER eat at?

5. I say Shotgun, you say:

6. Last person you hugged?
Tom Milsom <3

7. Does anyone you know wanna date you?
not that i know of... i haven't been asked out recently at least xD

8. Would you date anyone you met online?
sure! but only if they lived close enough for me to meet up with them regularly.. i couldn't have a relationship with someone if it was completely based online.

9. Name something you like physically about yourself:
my eyes?

10. The last place you went out to dinner to?
last place i ate out was cavendish, with laurbubble and jazzawithoranges (although it was breakfast, not dinner)

11. Who is your best friend?
to avoid upsetting anyone online, i shall say my IRLBFF.. which is Kelly :)

12. What time of the day is it?

13. Who/What made you angry today?

14. Baseball or Football?
football (but only if you mean "soccer")

15. Ever gone skinny dipping?
not yet.

16. Favorite type of Food?
tikka masala!

17. Favorite holiday:

18. Do you download music:
mhm, although i occasionally still buy actual, physical CDs... it's nice to hold them (y)

19. Do you care if your socks are dirty?
clean socks are made of win.

20. Opinion of Chinese symbol tattoos?

21. Would you date the person who posted this?
oh please, alan can do so much better than me!

22. Has anyone ever sang or played for you personally?
yes indeedy ^_^ tom milsom, and liane graham being the two i can think of right now :D

23. Do you love anyone?
certainly do.

24. Are colored contact lenses sexy?
i'd prefer people to just be happy with their natural eye colour. that's sexier.

25. Have you ever bungee jumped?
not yet.. anyone wanna go with me??

26. Have you ever gone white-water rafting?
see previous answer.

27. Has anyone ten years older than you ever hit on you?
tehe, yesss xD

28. How many pets do you have?
none =/ i want a puppy!

29. Have you met a real redneck?
not that i can think...

30. How is the weather right now?
freakin cold..

31. What are you listening to right now?
green day

32. What is your current favorite song?
hello seattle - owl city

33. What was the last movie you watched?
jackass: the movie

34. Do you wear contacts?

35. Where was the last place you went besides your house?
to class.

36. What are you afraid of?

37. How many piercings have you had?
none :)

38. What piercings do you want?
i used to want snakebite piercings xD
i don't want any piercings now.

39. What's one thing you've learned this year?
how to boomsnapclap xD

40. What do you usually order from Starbucks?
i always forget what it's called... that chocolatey coffee drink.. a mocca?

41. What Magazines are you reading?
i read tom milsom's "traffic" comic yesterday... does that count?

42. Have you ever fired a gun:
i've fired a paintball gun ¬_¬

43. Are you missing someone?
i'm missing lots of people.

44. Favorite TV show?
quite possibly, scrubs..

45. Do you have an obession with WoW?
never played it.

46. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celeb?
i get numerous "OMG you look like edward cullen from twilight" comments on youtube...

47. What celeb do you look like?
a website once told me i looked 72% like tom fletcher from mcfly... SCORE!

48. Who would you like to see right now?
so many people!

49. Favorite movie of all time?
gah, i hate this question.. i never know my answer.. Stand By Me, possibly?

50. Do you find yourself loved?
sometimes :)

51. Have you ever been caught doing something you weren't suppose to?
haha, this question makes me giggle xD

52. Favorite smell?
foodz i like

53. Butter, plain, or salted popcorn?
sweet popcorn FTW.

54. What's something that really bugs you?
when people press the button for an elevator more than once.

55. Do you like Michael Jackson?
i do.

56. Taco Bell or Burger King?
fast food = eww.

57. What's your favorite perfume?
paul smith

58. Favorite baseball team?

59. Ever call a 1-900 phone number?
i don't know what one of those is... so, no?

60. What's the longest time you've gone without sleep?
more than 24 hours, but less than 48hours...

61. Last time you went bowling?
i went wii bowling with my friends a couple of weekends ago ^_^

62. Where is the weirdest place you have slept?
on a bench next to the beach in barcelona =/

63. Who was your last phone call?
laurbubble, to let me know she was in the taxi on the way to see tom and I.

64. Last time you were at work?
i has no job.. i'm a student, innit.

65. What's the closest orange object to you?
season 1 boxset of the o.c.