Wednesday, December 29, 2010


I swear, it rattles my brain.
Again, a trick subject line!
I absolutely hate getting messages on my YouTube account about people wanting to exchange subscriptions. There are many reasons that this is just... gay, but there's one big one that alone would keep me from subjecting to it.
When someone subscribes to my channel, all I ask is that it is voluntary and that it is so that my videos will appear in your subscription box. If someone subscribes, I want it to be because they want to watch my videos! I have this problem right now. If you go look at the numbers on my channel, you'll realize that they do not match up at all.
Every time I make a video, I typically get around 100 views the first few days, and no more. I wouldn't mind this view count... except, it's not even close to my subscription count. As I type this post, I have 340 subscribers... That doesn't match my videos' view counts at all. It's not out-of-nowhere, though. I have an explanation for all of this ridiculousness.
A couple of months ago, I received a word of advice from my good e-friend to talk to a youtuber by the name of Pwnisher and see if we could feature each other in our boxes on our channels. I figured, "Hey, this will get me noticed!". I did it because Pwnisher had over 16,000 subscribers at the time. So, Clinton (Pwnisher) and I set this deal up, and it went pretty well while it was going on. My numbers were going up quickly and about 10 people were subscribing per day! Sounds great, right?
Well, I soon found out that every time I made a video, my view count was barely more than it was before my channel was posted on the front of Clinton's channel. Strange. It didn't take long to figure out that those subscribers I gained in that time-span were the type of people to ask to trade subscriptions...
No thanks.
As of now, they're actually still subscribed to me, and I still get barely over 100 views on my videos. The point is, if you want to subscribe to me because you like my videos... cool! If you want me to subscribe back just because you did to me, I will if they're good. I'm not about to waste space in my subscription box and see your shitty videos there. Gain a following because you have fans, not subscription trades.
Get lives

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Camera

This blog post isn't just about a new camera...
Although, it partly is.

What I'm wanting to say with this post is that my channel, HeySticks, is going to change. For the past few months, I've been observing bigger YouTubers and what they do. One central theme that I've observed is that most of them have some sort of structure to what they produce. For instance, Wheezy Waiter typically sits at his desk when he makes videos on his main channel. It's basically the same setup, but each video quickly separates itself from the others with it's own qualities; I love his videos so much. What I've come to realize from writing out all of the above conclusions is that I don't care about structure. I would always used to feel like I had to make a big skit and do lots of editing to put up a video. When really, I'm allowed to do whatever the hell I want because it's my channel.
For now on, It's about me (personally), and I'm going to put out whatever content I want! Maybe I'll vlog one day, do a comedy skit the next day, and then a long, serious discussion on a current topic the next day. I don't care anymore, and I'm sick of looking everywhere for inspiration all of the time. I don't know why I didn't think of this before, it's obvious. If I make videos based on whatever the hell I want to do, it's going to be WAY less of a hassle. Do you know what happens when I force myself to make a video when I'm not in the mood? It's shitty. That is all.
P.S. I think I'm going to get a new camera soon.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs. Scott Pilgrim

Photoshop is fun. I thought one day, "What would the title be if Michael Cera played every other character? So, I made it happen. I just wanted to upload this image one way or another. Use it as you like.



This is my favorite actual "Show" on the internet, and may very well be the BEST on the internet. Really, give this a watch. It's got action, and funny. Awesome cast. Oh, and did I mention that the director was in the movie Old School? yeah.

Friday, December 24, 2010

The Big Idea

My (reachable) dream?
I want to start a website with a good idea, and make enough money from it to live.
I just need that idea, that awesome idea that causes people to do constant page requests.
think. think. think.
It'll come to me one day.
Some time; and I'll know. It'll f*cking happen.

Apologies for the bogus blog.
Merry Christmas Eve!

Container Is Everything

Oh shit.
What does the title to this post even mean?
Read further.
I'm going to be Frank.
Hi, I'm Frank, nice to meet you.
That was a horrible joke.


In the past, I always made an effort to stay out of any conversation comparing Coke and Pepsi.
It's always stupid.
I've recently tested both in several ways and have taken a stance.
Coke is better than Pepsi when bottled, but it is worse than Pepsi when canned.
Case closed #InMaxLand

...but what about fountains at resaurants?....


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

From My Phone

Hello everyone, this is just a test for this mobile blogging thing I'm trying out. Well, it takes a long time to type this stuff... I think I won't do this while I'm at home anymore. Toodles.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

One of Those Days

So here I am.
I sit in this horribly uncomfortable chair --purchased from Linens and Things 10 years ago-- and I do nothing but worry about how my life is going to unfold in the oncoming years. It's only been my first semester of college, but not even logic is going to stop my paranoid mind from convincing itself that I'm destined for failure. The conclusion I often come to when in this mood is that none of my talents are applicable to everyday life; with them, I will not be able to support myself. I suppose, it doesn't help that I'm watching The Social Network while composing this blog post. Side note: I just watched the first Sean Parker scene in which he --and I'm paraphrasing-- told Mark that calling his site just "Facebook" would sound a lot cleaner without the "the". This makes me wonder why they didn't do the same thing to "The Social Network," but I digress. One thing I really enjoyed in this first semester in Marshall was my English Composition class. Unlike high school where I did best in Trigonometry, I did way better in this class. Sure I enjoy it, but I worry a little too much about my future,financial well-being to consider putting money into a major like that. So, here I am waiting around Christmas time for the next semester at Marshall to start. During that semester, I will try my luck at computer science. The California club scene from the Social Network is too loud. Well, it's pirated, I don't care. Toodles, everyone. I'm not sure what "everyone" could even mean in a boring blog like this.

Here's a shameless plug for my YouTube channel, in which I put a whole lot more effort into every few days.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

all caps is my worst enemy.

I never thought I would ever end up saying this about Youtube, honestly... but certain channels within are seeming like "main stream". It is strange reading that (YouTube is very well considered the opposite, as far as media goes), but this is a strong gut feeling. Have you ever seen videos by The Station? They basically hire a bunch of people who are already famous on YouTube and form a phalanx of ultra-fame that no one can even stand a chance to. The first I noticed of this new "main stream" was when I further inspected Shane Dawson's style of youtubing. For instance, the thumbnail of every single one of his videos (even his secondary channels) has a very bright (typically yellow) background with a cropped picture of him making a face. By itself, there's nothing really wrong with it, but It's not hard to see that tons and tons of people are adopting this style and wearing it out really bad. I personally didn't like Shane's videos from the beginning, but that's just a preference. In fact, I have a lot of respect for him. If you go to TheStation's channel, every single one of their videos is in ALL CAPS with an EXCLAMAT!ON MARK like it's being yelled or something. It's annoying, and I unsubscribed because of that alone, sadly. Their videos aren't funny anymore anyways. Now, people worry too much about demographics and try to adopt a style of humor that a certain group typically likes so that they can increase their numbers. That leads to money, due to the YouTube partnership program. I'm all for partnership with YouTube though, but sometimes I wonder what it would be like if every one made videos and didn't get paid for it. It wouldn't be about making money. Rather, it would probably be more common for people to make videos just because they like to do it, and that leads to a wider variety. This is because no one has to worry about what everyone likes. Maybe I just need to cool down. Take it easy, everyone. Time to study.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Short Discussion: Programming

I'm a freshman in college with a Chemistry major. My reasoning? I wanted to be a pharmacist for the sole purpose of having a secure job with quite a bit of money attached. In addition, it's not a whole lot of school. Within the past few weeks of all of this schooling, I've really been questioning my choice of major (like all of the articles and professors said would happen). I love computers and developing anything from graphics to whatever else, and I just don't think I could continue with being in any sort of medical field. I hate medicine. I hate the thought of it, I hate that if runs lives, and quite frankly, I don't even really like taking it either. I don't want to go on with my life doing something that I knew that I didn't want to do, but I digress. So, I am currently almost sure that I will change my major to computer science. I often feel pathetic when I download and use tons of amazing programs and and I'm not even able to contribute to the 'community'. I use my computer all of the time, and I've enjoyed learning easy languages such as HTML and CSS. I need to continue all of it, because I genuinely enjoy doing it all. What was I talking about before? I sure do get caught up in thoughts. I'm scatterbrained. I guess that the plan for now is to finish up my credits that I have going on right now, and do what ever the hell I want to do. Who would know that I would eventually make an actual blog post? Anything that I have posted before this doesn't even count.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

I Wonder About Things

Many questions never get answered.
Here are my questions to the world.

Old Beginnings

It has been quite awhile since I've stepped back in to the blogging game.
All of this is just a game, isn't it?
How many people can I get to follow me?
What is there to post that's super relevant to pop culture?

I don't ask myself these questions anymore.
The plan is to post what ever the hell I want.
Maybe it will interest you, who knows?
I can promise that I will always be very straight-forward with my posts.
You will never get any bullshit from me, just greatness!