The “You Can Win This!” Awards
Okay, so this isn’t exactly something that I’m actively helping behind the scenes with, just getting the information out for others. So, with that said, if you have any questions, comments, etc., don’t bother posting them here. Instead, there’s a link at the end of the description that I’ll be posting. You can forward any inquiries or whatnot you might have to there.
The “You Can Win This!” Awards is an organization recognizing the efforts of online content creators working in the spirit of Justin “JewWario” Carmical.
The Awards are for Justin “JewWario” Carmical – to honor his memory. He loved his craft; he loved his subject matter; he loved this community; he loved his family, friends, and fans.
This organization has been created with the express permission of the Carmical family.
In our mission, we are dedicated to honoring the creators of online content for the creativity, passion, and authenticity displayed through their work.
Nominations will open on Saturday, January 9 and will close on Saturday, January 16.
Questions, comments be sent to email@example.com
700th Blog Post! + Jyger’s Favourite 5 – Memories of Five of My Most Viewed Articles
Hey guys! It’s the 700th blog post!!!
So, after 700 posts on this blog, I’ve naturally assembled a lot of memories over the years. And, for some reason, several articles I’ve done on here seem to get way more views than others, still getting viewed even to this day. In fact, I wanna show you something. Here’re the ten most frequent search engine terms to lead people to my blog…
…and here are some of the highest viewed articles on my blog.
So, given some of the obvious preferences for some of these posts by my fans, I thought I’d go ahead and look back on five of them, my memories of them, and if my overall thoughts and feelings on the topics of each one still hold up. So, let’s start off with probably the most infamous article on my blog…
Oh my God, this frigging article. XD I honest to God go back and forth in my mind on a regular basis if I ever should’ve opened my big mouth and asked people why there was so much hentai out there of this character from Pokémon Black and White. And, because I posted an article with the words Elesa and hentai in them, naturally, it led to a lot of people coming to my site specifically to look for it. It got to the point where, two years later, I finally snapped and decided to post another article discussing it, figuring I’d either quell it for good or get a shit-ton of views for it. Given that it’s the internet…I really shouldn’t have been surprised as to which ended up happening, and I don’t even think I need to tell you which one it was. Still, speaking of Pokémon articles where I go back and forth on if I should’ve ever brought it up…
I am shocked, absolutely SHOCKED, that I didn’t get death threats from fans, considering how many people argued my point of not having Charizard on the team. Like, you’d think I’d killed their pet and made them watch as I did it. lol But yeah, looking back on this article, I will say that… … …yeah, Charizard probably should be on there. In fact, I’m actually planning on doing a revised version of the list in the near future, as soon as a certain rumoured Pokémon becomes part of Ash’s roster. Still, what was it that changed my mind? Well, surprisingly enough, it was when Charizard rejoined the team near the end of Best Wishes. Yeah, the arc that turned me off to the anime, because it nonetheless managed to redeem Charizard for what I thought was an absolutely astonishingly pathetic last showing beforehand. Still, expect to see Infernape and a few other of Ash’s better Pokémon on a list of honourable mentions when the revised list comes out.
I can only imagine what it must be like for Noah Antwiler, who must STILL to this day get people asking him what a Paladin is, when even I’m still getting people checking out that article of mine discussing the matter. But I do get why. It’s just one of the dumbest things you’ll ever hear someone say in a video game, when you factor in everything that everyone in-game knows at this point. Seriously, roll my vid again.
Oh, and because I like tooting my own horn, I’d like to once again point out that I was the first to use homjakilla’s song in that video. lol But yeah, one of the stupidest fucking lines in a video game EVER… … …BUT, at least it led to probably the most badass line Spoony’s ever said.
…There was an idea. The idea was that, because N. Harmonik had done so much for me, proofreading damned near every article I’ve ever written, and a lot of my stories, that she should have her own article on the blog. So, basically, this was a late Christmas present to her. Plus, while I personally was not that big a fan of Oggy and the Cockroaches, I nonetheless saw the potential it had as a show and how many people liked it that I thought it deserved some additional exposure. As such, I had Aibo (I call her Aibo because it means partner) do not one but two articles about the show. And because her articles have gotten so many views by you all, I’ve decided to go ahead and give her some space here to say thank you. 🙂
I thank all of you for reading these two articles I created, whether or not you’re OatC fans! Oh and please check out my fics: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/632668/
Lastly, an article that was part of my short-lived Zelda Chronology series. As one of the articles from my first year as a blogger, I suppose it makes sense that it’d also be one of my highest viewed, and considering the subject matter…yeah, not shocked it’s this one that gets all the attention. I still maintain that Ghirahim’s oddity as a character is what makes him so memorable, though, and am glad to see him return for games like Hyrule Warriors. And really, no one should be shocked that I connected him to Lady Gaga when you consider that he’s a demon from Hell and is going to kill us all. XD Unfortunately, because of YouTube copyright laws, the video in the article had to be taken down, and will never be posted on there again… … … …The good news is, I decided to post it elsewhere. ^_^
And that’s my 700th article, everybody. Thanks for reading along, and be sure to continue to do so as we venture into the future of more escapist fiction and absurd reality. And lastly, I just wanna thank everybody that has gotten me to this point. Of course, N. Harmonik, my wonderful proofreader who has appeared in some of my vlogs. DorkynProudofit, who did the Man of Steel vlogs with me. PinkRangerWannabe, who co-wrote ‘Lewis Lovhaug Is Not Your Slave’. Morgan Meryl, who did the logo for this blog years ago. Emmybomber, who suggested I talk about moms in comics. And I’m sure I’m forgetting a lot more, but lastly, I wanna cover a lot of people who have inspired me in different ways throughout my various endeavors over the years: Scott Snyder, Lewis Lovhaug (AKA Linkara), Emile Rosales-Birou (AKA Chuggaaconroy), Gail Simone, Charles Sonnenburg (AKA SF Debris), Rosen Rose of the Poison Ivy League, Doug Walker (AKA The Nostalgia Critic), Diane Darcy (AKA helenawaynehuntress), Paul Heyman (no, seriously, lol), G. Willow Wilson, and Justin Carmical (AKA the late great JewWario). Thank you all for being the people you are, as it helped me to be who I am. Ja né!
I’ve been going back and forth on whether or not to blog about this, especially since it doesn’t even feel real at this time. But, everyone is doing this, so I might as well give my thoughts on the matter. If you haven’t heard, then I apologize greatly for having to be the bearer of bad news, but Justin ‘JewWario’ Carmical passed away, after committing suicide in his home. And I first heard about it on Twitter in a tweet from Sean Faust, and when I saw that, I practically went into hysterics trying to figure out what in the hell happened, how it happened, and so on. And then the tears came, and believe it or not, I don’t really cry that much. I just don’t. I mean, I get sad to the point where post people do cry, but I just don’t cry that often. I don’t really know why.
I never met J-Dub in person. I DO recall a kind of conversation we had on Twitter, where I was feeling absolutely terrible because the blog wasn’t working out, I was getting ready to call it quits on my show, and…I don’t remember what he said, but I do remember that it made me feel WAY better about everything. And that’s what he did with everybody: He made everyone feel instantly better about whatever was going on with their lives. And, I wanna share something with you all. This is a quote from when he was closing You Can Stream This that PinkRangerWannabe shared on Tumblr last year, and I’ll never forget this quote, when he was looking right at the screen, and he said this…
- Justin Carmical aka JewWario or JDub “You Can Stream This” 3/8/13 (pinkrangerwannabe.tumblr.com)
But yeah, I’ve been sad, trying to wrap my mind around it, been trading stories with friends. I actually sat in on a Skype call with DodgerofZion, PinkRangerWannabe, RiddlePanda, Gomer, Viga, Tom Hyre from MAGFest, and a few others where we did both of those things. And as I’m writing this, I’ve been listening to Nash’s impromptu stream of Radio Dead Air (thank you, new computer), where him, Dodger, Birdman, Linkara, MarzGurl, Roo, Welshy, and many more have been doing the same. But the part that hit me most, that made me realise just how much he meant to us, and has really helped me feel better…Anybody that watches J-Dub’s stuff and follows him on Twitter, you probably know Katie Marie, or Kitty as we call her. She is pretty much THE JewWario fan. He was her #1 crush and her best friend rolled up into one. And somebody started a GoFundMe to raise the money to get her out to where he and his family lived for the funeral, which required about $850, and shortly after it was brought up on Nash’s stream, it was fully funded. That showed how much our fandom can be like a family, and I didn’t think a single act could out-do that in terms of how good people can be…and then Katie told us all that she was donating the money to Justin’s family instead, because they needed it more. That amazed me, and honestly, I felt like Justin would be so proud of her, and that maybe he still lives on through her and anyone else that can be that kind.
Justin should always be remembered as someone who was kind to everyone he met, who made everyone feel like they could be the absolute best they could be, and was practically Superman mixed with Mister Rogers mixed with Kamen Rider in just how GOOD he was. And J-Dub, I wish one more time, I could see ya in the Jareth costume doing your Dance Magic Dance with your magic balls. Thanks, Justin.
- For Justin’s Family (gofundme.com)
- On Justin… (nashscribblings.tumblr.com)
- JewWario (youtube.com)
- TWiG tribute to JewWario (thisweekingeek.net)
Sonic 5D’s Fanfic + Uchuuuu…KITAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
First up, thought I’d let everybody know where they can find the fanfiction I’ve been doing on deviantArt. http://jyger85.deviantart.com/gallery/36755931
And second, thought I’d share something I made a little while ago. It’s just another short video that was inspired by news that Channel Awesome Year 4 was going to be in space.
Jyger’s Rant – Turbo A Power Rangers Movie Review Part 01 + HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!
WHOO-HOO!!! First anniversary, baby! FIRST ANNIVERSARY! And because on anniversaries we’re allowed to do whatever we want, I have begun my Turbo review by talking about the backstory leading up to it which, as you’ll see in later instalments of this review, will in turn lead into some of the biggest plot holes you’ve EVER seen. I know, most people would consider this a prologue or intro, but I’m just different like that.
So yeah, one year…Wow. Doesn’t feel like it. Although maybe that’s because for a long while I kinda forgot about it, which I regret A LOT. I wish that I could go back and fill that time with content, but I can’t. Instead, I can only hope to not make that mistake again.
…Yes, that’s right. I have ultimately made my decision regarding a question I’ve been asking myself for weeks, and the answer is yes, I am sticking around. For how long? Well, I don’t really know yet. I guess for as long as I can do this without it getting TOO awful. lol
That said, I need to give some big thanks to my friends and family who have helped me through all this and encouraged me to keep at it. I have a need to thank JewWario and Linkara for being huge inspirations and for giving me encouragement when I most needed it. I have a need to thank my girlfriend PinkRangerWannabe and my occasional co-star N. Harmonik for sticking with me and giving me their support. Most of all, I have a need to thank each and every one of you that have checked me out over the past year, because it’s all been SO worth everything negative that ever occurred. So thank you all for making this a great year, and let’s hope to make the year to come even greater.
Welcome to Jyger’s Rant.
I’ve Come To A Decision…Kinda + Fortune Street First Impressions
Okay, so I’ve thought about it, and I honestly still don’t know if I want to continue Jyger’s Rant, BUT I have decided that since I DID kinda advertise my intent to do so, I WILL be doing my review of Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie for the anniversary of my blog. Will my blog continue beyond that? Well, we’ll just have to wait and see. But for now, expect my review of Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie to be released on April 11th, and maybe a few random rants between now and then.
Oh, one other thing. Recently I purchased a game very closely related to one reviewed on YCPT by JewWario, Fortune Street. It’s not bad at all, though I get the feeling it was most certainly made to be a party game. That kinda blows, though, since it seems like if I’m gonna give a good impression on it to people that might be interested, I’m gonna need one or two more people……..Hmm…
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.