Coming To A Decision – The Future Of Jyger’s Rant
Okay, so I’m sure that people who have checked in on my stuff are wondering why I haven’t done a lot of videos as of late. In fact, pretty much all my activity has been writing blogs and my Superhero Tales over on deviantArt…
- Superhero Tales (jyger85.deviantart.com/)
…and yes, I AM an attention whore, thank you for asking. XD So, at this time, I’d like to address the future of Jyger’s Rant – The Series, as well as the future of this blog. Now, as I have been subject to do, I MAY go back on this decision, but right now, my decision is that I will eventually release the rest of my Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie review, and then I’m not going to be doing anymore video reviews.
Now, this is not because I’m depressed and distressed and feeling like I can’t cut it as an on-video internet reviewer. I mean, I DO feel that way sometimes, but that’s not why I’m doing this. Rather, it’s because I realise that I’m FAR more efficient and less clumsy as a writer, not to mention I seem to enjoy it a lot more. This also does NOT mean I won’t be doing reviews anymore. Instead, what I’ve decided is to be a text-only internet reviewer. I just feel that I work better this way. The truth is, I never was fully satisfied with my on-screen work that came off as kind of clumsy at best sometimes, or at others seeming to be Linkara-lite in style. So ultimately, I’ve decided that from here on out, all reviews will be in text format, with the exception of the Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie review since part of it is already on Blip. So all the reviews I had planned to do a while back, I WILL be doing them, just in text format.
So, does this mean I’m never releasing videos ever again? Heck no. I do still plan to eventually film more Tales of Dumbassery, and of course, any time that I go to a con or the like, I’ll be filming that for vlogs. In fact, I actually plan to do some of that in the near future, at the very least during Free Comic Book Day. And also, if any of my friends want me to do a cameo or the like in any of their vids, they know where to find me. So, you will still see me, you’ll see Poliwhirl, and you’ll see N. Harmonik on occasion.
So yeah, I hope that explains how things are gonna work around here now, I’m sorry if this disappoints anybody, but above all else, I don’t want anyone to think that I’m done here. If anything, I’m just getting started. Ja né!
Viewcount Totals for October + Plans for the Future
So, final total for the month of October on my blog: 2,262! Now, a lot of people know I feel bad about the mass number of views that came in for the Starslip post and why, but guess what? I checked the total amount of views the Starslip post had in October and subtracted it from the total views for October, and even without it, I still got way more views than I generally do on my blog. Yay! ^_^
I’m pretty sure part of what has brought in these higher numbers are my extended talks on comic books, in particular my short text reviews on the comics I buy every week. So with that said, expect me to keep doing that. I’m sorry if that annoys anyone and prefers to watch for my talks on Pokémon or the like, but don’t fret, I AM doing that too. In fact, my next video review will be on a classic episode of the show.
By the way, if you’re wondering where that episode is, it’s been put lower on the priority list because my YouTube reviews had to be taken down. So what am I doing now? I am reworking and tweaking the multi-part review of the Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie review. That said, I would also like to release the following list of reviews I plan to release on Blip, in no particular order. And no, I’m not releasing dates since, as most of you have figured out by now, I am TERRIBLE at keeping up scheduling dates.
Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie
Pokémon – Mystery at the Lighthouse
Requested Review: Justice League – Hereafter Part 1 & 2
Digimon – Our War Game (Just that one movie, not the three that were combined for the North American Digimon Movie)
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – The Cutie Mark Chronicles
And of course, more random Pokémon episodes ^_^ lol
Oh yeah, and you’ll notice that one of those is a requested review. I AM open to requests, people. Now, will I review everything requested of me? Not necessarily, but if it’s something animated or tokusatsu, I will at least consider it.
Anyway, that’s all from me for now. Ja né!
Vlog – I Have Enhanced Status…WTF?!?!
…I think I’m gonna faint. O_O
Okay, so to everybody that made this possible, I cannot express my thanks enough. I am COMPLETELY overwhelmed by all of this, it’s INSANE. I have so many people to thank, and I know I thanked you already on Twitter, but I’m going through it again. lol I want to thank Lewis Lovhaug for being such a HUGE inspiration to me. I want to thank the greatest woman in the world, my beautiful new girlfriend Teagan, for being such a positive influence on me this past month, I love you so much. I wanna thank PinkRangerWannabe, so-shipsahoy, GracefulWitch, and so many more for helping me with this however I needed it, you guys rock. I of course have to thank N.Harmonik for being a great co-star wherever possible and putting up with my bullshit off-screen, and I gotta thank my Mom for filming that bit where I had the Turbo cassette “run over”. I also gotta thank Annetto for letting me be a co-host on her show, however brief I lasted, and giving me some much-needed confidence AND for introducing me to Teagan.
So in short, to EVERYBODY that watched my show, helped get it going, whatever, I owe this ALL to you, thank you all very much, but I’ll tell ya this: My name is Jyger85, and you ain’t seen nothin’ yet, baby! Ja né!
10,000+ Views! + Ash vs Paul Re-Uploaded
A funny thing happened when I got home from N.Harmonik’s today: My blog had hit 10,000+ views! Can I get a Yes chant?
Anyway, on top of that, I have now re-uploaded the Ash vs Paul Trilogy to Blip, which also means that now it’s time to get back to work and do up The Semi-Final Frontier as I promised. Now because at this point my schedule is pretty much shot dead in the head, I can’t say when exactly it’ll be up, but I promise it’ll be soon. Until then, enjoy these three reviews re-uploaded, and I’ll see ya soon. Ja né!
A Few Changes to Jyger’s Rant – The Series
So yeah, as I posted earlier, I am going to be doing reviews on Blip.tv from now on. All my old videos are still on YouTube, and there’s also a few videos I plan to do in the future that’ll be on there, but otherwise all new reviews will be on my Blip page. However, that’s not all that’s changing.
Basically, I’m dropping the storyline because it was getting ridiculous what I had in mind. However, because other people helped to make the videos that had the storyline happen, it’s only fair to keep those vids up on YouTube. N.Harmonik will still be on the show though, and her character is still an android built by aliens à la Yuki Nagato from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, but otherwise she’s not here because I have some strange powers or whatever, she’s just observing the internet reviewer/geek at work.
As it pertains to the Turbo review, I’ll basically be doing a redux of that review, basically re-recording all the moments that had me live and in person, and making into 2-3 videos since I don’t have to deal with YouTube size restrictions anymore.
From now on, anything I review has to be at least a year old before I review it. That’s the deadline. This is because when I first released my review of Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym, a crap ton of people came to check it out thinking it was the actual episode. That was my bad. Sadly, this means that I’ll be putting off a certain review I planned to do until mid-January at the very earliest. But whatev, I’m patient…sometimes. 😛
Oh, and as I stated before, the main series will only deal in animated series and tokusatsu. If I ever cover videogames and the like, it’ll be in Jyger’s Favourite 5 or a blog entry on here.
Anyway, that’s all for now. Ja né!
What’s Happening With Me
Okay, so I guess I got a few people concerned about what’s going on with me and why I posted what I did. Am I going back on that decision? I honestly don’t know. Still, I think I should probably elaborate more on what’s been going on with me.
I got so frustrated with the quality of the show, and how I couldn’t improve at all. I tried integrating a storyline into my show, it didn’t take off well. I bought a new digital camcorder for less than 30 bucks, turned out to be a piece of crap. I got new microphones, they chose not to work…Well okay, I got one to work, after a few hours of fiddling with it. And all the while, I kept looking to what the view count was like.
Linkara says to not let the viewcount bother me, my friends, my family, even my gir-…Even Christy, who said she found my stuff kinda boring and uninteresting, told me that I should continue if I honestly still enjoyed making them. The only problem being, I don’t know that that’s enough, and I wanna explain where I’m coming from with that.
When I was, I dunno, 14 or so, I was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. This meant I was, by technicality, autistic. After a while, I got so frustrated with school that I quit in my second year of Grade 11, meaning I do not have my high school diploma. Oh, I eventually went after my GED, but when an employer has to make a call between a high school graduate and someone with a GED, who do you think he’s gonna hire?
So for 7 years now I’ve been working as a client in a job training facility for people with special needs (the name of which shall remain anonymous due to how much I’ve ranted about stuff that’s happened there). Now that’s not so bad, there’s actually been people working there for MUCH longer. It’s just that that’s not what I want for myself, and I get the feeling that if nothing changes, that’s what’ll happen. And as long as I’m there, I’m being paid a VERY pitiful amount, thus resulting in my living with my parents at age 26 (going on 27 in June) when what I want is to move into a place for me and for Christy…possibly with an overhead apartment where N. Harmonik could grow old. LOL
So that’s when I noticed how I seemed to be pretty good at blogs and felt that I could make the transition to videos, thus creating…
Yeah, that. And it was wonderous to be doing that on YouTube, but what I REALLY wanted was to build up a fan-base so I could then move to Blip and make a living off my show that I honestly enjoyed doing…However, despite encouragement from JewWario today, I felt a GREAT hesitation, even the desire to say screw it all due to all my frustrations coming together, like a Megazord of negativity…Ooh, or a “Negazord”.
Finally, after Christy said what she said, which I asked her to do by the way. I don’t want anyone holding negative feelings for her because of that, because I asked her to tell me how she really felt about it, but when she did, I’ve gone from being so angry that I’ve wanted to delete every last thing related to my blog, to crying for what felt like hours because it was over, to being frustrated because I know how little people think of me and yet my Mom and Morgan Meryl and Lewis keep telling me to do what I want…and I just don’t know what to do right now.
I will say this much though: If I do plan to continue, then I have a huge project in store for the anniversary of this blog, which is April 11th. I am going to do a review of Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie. Now, I know Linkara already did this movie, but the more I thought it over, the more I realised that every little frigging detail about that movie needs to be touched on for just how STUPID it is. I could spend the entire MONTH talking about how fugging dumb it is.
So yeah, I know I say this a lot, but I really and truly mean it this time: If you read this all the way through, PLEASE COMMENT. No really, PLEASE COMMENT. I want to know what you think of all of this, if I should continue on with my plans, WHATEVER.