Fun and entertaining on YouTube

I’ve shared a few of my favourite YouTube channels in the past, but I’m always finding interesting content on YouTube. So here are some more!

She was featured in one of my posts before, but I’ve recently starting following her channel. Giovanna Fletcher is the wife of Tom Fletcher who is in McBusted. She is an author, blogger, mummy and vlogger and I find her very delightful to watch.

I found Karen Kavett while clicking through on some DIY projects. She makes jewelry that she sells through DFTBA.com and does a lot of DIY craft videos on her channel.

Cinemasins has been entertaining me for the past two months. They basically point out the parts of movies that might not make any sense. I love when they do book-to-movie adaptations because my biggest pet peeve with those sort of movies is that, usually, the folks who don’t read the book have a lot of questions that the books answer but the movie doesn’t portray.

Finally, I can’t believe that I didn’t mention her before, but I absolutely LOVE Natalie Tran from CommunityChannel. She’s hilarious and not very consistent with her posts, (a running joke with her longtime viewers) but when she does post, it’s quite hilarious.

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On repeat: Dear Santa by Jay Brannan

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Things I’m Loving

Lately there have been a few things that I was introduced to that I’ve been loving, so I thought I’d share!

modcloth lace hoodie

First, I was YouTube binging and came across a Lauren Fairweather video where she talked about her Etsy shop branding and a giveaway featuring this lovely hoodie. I hopped on to Mod Cloth right away, found it and ordered it. I absolutely love this hoodie! I wish there was a way I could incorporate it into every outfit. I’m seriously considering getting the grey and berry versions of it as well.

During the YouTube bing I found Carrie Hope Fletcher whose videos are both hilarious and thoughtful. Carrie also plays Eponine on West End’s Les Miserables and in a lot of her videos she says things that I’ve been thinking about/saying for a very long time.

After watching Carrie’s videos I saw one with her and her brother Tom, which lead me to his channel and to this video, which is a cover done by him and his wife of Love Is On The Radio a song from Tom’s band McFly – who is now joining with Busted to form a new superband. Busted sang Year 3000, which was covered by The Jonas Brothers and I believed featured in a cartoon movie.

So, basically I’ve been listening to McFly songs, the above included. I love their style, and am definitely curious to see how the McBusted style plays out.

I absolutely loved reading this book. One of my faves of the year so far. I reviewed it over on my book blog so I won’t go into the details but I’d highly recommend it if you want a strong story about life after war and how it affects family. Also Laurie is a great fiction writer.

Well, that’s it for now, my January faves. 🙂

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A Youtube Education

I’m a Youtube fan. I love that people can create videos and express themselves in this way. There are some great video creators out there and content that teach as well as entertain. I thought I’d highlight some of my favourite channels today!

Crash Course
Learn History and Science on this Vlogbrothers channel  in a fun and understandable way. I’ve been making my way though the history section.

Vlogbrothers
Speaking of, the Vlogbrothers was one of the first site I subscribed to. I love the videos that Hank and John Green make and I love the little community (well, rather large community) that they have built. There are funny videos, thought provoking videos, videos on current events, and they are all thoughtfully made. Also, I’m a fan of John Green’s books!

Charlie and Alex
Two guys from across the pond; Charlie and Alex have very different channels, but I find they both have some interesting videos. Charlie is just a funny guy and I find myself laughing at a lot of his videos (which are well made). I actually first started watching his videos after seeing his How to be English video. Alex also makes some funny videos, especially his reading of Twilight. He’s also one of the creators of Sopio, a fun card game.

Sorted
One of my favourite cooking channels is Sorted. They make quick and easy dishes and they are a lot of fun to watch. Annnd, they made a dish based on something I requested (a long time ago and with a few other people).

Life in a Day

It was one day; July 24, 2010.

People from around the world took video footage of their day and submitted it to the creators of this movie. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and will be coming to theaters this summer!

While I didn’t participate I do remember this day. It was a good day. Things didn’t go according to plan, but spontaneity brought some interesting surprises. Sometimes, things going awry can cause disappointment, but sometimes it turns out for the better.

I’m interested to see this film. The idea of seeing what happened around the world on that one day is pretty mind boggling. It makes me appreciate the power of Social Media.