Web Crush Wednesdays: Meekakitty

Hello all, it’s time for another Web Crush dedicated to a lovely YouTuber. This week it’s Meekakitty, AKA Tessa.

jr9fangirls1111I first came across Tessa when this video showed up in my recommendations on YouTube and I instantly liked her:

Yeah, hello, anyone who recreates the Sera Myu choreography (flawlessly, by the way) and performs every soldier’s part by herself is going to be pretty cool in my book. I kept coming back to this video for the dancing (again, flawless) and decided to check out what else she’d done since I could see she had a lot of videos uploaded and seemed like a fun and personable user.

As I started getting into Tessa’s videos, I saw a lot of interesting content. Many of the videos were intelligent, creative, funny, or (most often) a combination of the three.

She does a lot of music videos too, which are always fun to watch and are really well-made and fantastically edited:

With all this talent to be enjoyed, I very quickly subscribed to Tessa’s channel. I was a little bit overwhelmed by how many videos she’d made though and the close relationship she seemed to have with her followers. I was so intimidated, in fact, that I was hesitant to write about her as a Web Crush. She’s been uploading videos for years and I’ve only recently become a fan so I’m not really an authority on her or anything. The earliest video on her page is dated 2008, but according to the comments, it’s not actually her first video so I don’t even know how long she’s been YouTubing. I realized, though, that I don’t have to be an authority on something or someone in order to say that I like them and want to share it, so here I am, doing just that.

Currently, I believe Tessa and her creative partner Shawna (who appears frequently in her videos) are working on a film. I don’t know much about it, but I’m excited for it, because they are two very creative and talented young women. Even though I’m late to the Meekakitty party, I’m having a lovely time and I invite you to join as well, if you haven’t already.

Fan Appreciation: Anime Music Videos

I’m of the opinion that we don’t appreciate the fans of shows as much as we could here. While we do have Fanfiction Fridays, we also have Follies to go with it. And when we usually refer to fandoms as a whole, we wind up critiquing them in some form or another.

As you’ve probably noticed, I don’t “do” fanfiction. I don’t like the idea of changing things that are canon. Anime Music Videos, or AMVs, are different, and I really enjoy watching them. AMVs usually take the content of the anime, mix it up, set it to a song, and use that to cast more light on a specific part of the story. They can be funny or sad. Sometimes they point out things that you’ve never noticed about the anime before, such as the connections between different characters.

As not-the-most-tech-savvy person, I marvel at some of the things people can do with computers. I also can’t draw, so some of these AMVs really amaze me. Some of these aren’t true AMVs, as at least one isn’t clips taken from anime (making it a Fan Music Video, or FMV).

So for the moment, I’d like to share some of the fun things that fans are doing. Enjoy!

This one is from six years ago so the quality isn’t as good. And while it’s not the best, it was the first AMV I ever got addicted to.

Although this one is from seven years ago and it doesn’t have nearly as many problems.

Have any more good ones? Let me know in the comments!

Not new, but worth sharing

A few weeks ago I had the song ‘I Know Him So Well’ from the musical Chess stuck in my head so I went to the good ol’ YouTube to satisfy my need to hear it. In doing so, I found this video parody starring Susan Boyle and Peter Kay:

Can I just say perfect parody is perfect? Everything is spot on in this from the hair, to the sets, to the little bits of visual comedy thrown in. If you’re not familiar with Chess, the music was written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA so there was plenty of popular interest in the show. As such, several of the songs had music videos created for them and had success on the pop charts. You can view the original video for this song here to compare it to the parody. Seriously, everything is captured and parodied perfectly.

One song in particular from the show can still be heard fairly often on the radio (well, I guess I have no basis to say it’s played often. I very rarely listen to the radio but I’ve heard it played at work at least once):

Oh, eighties.

BTW, the actor performing the song is Murray Head. You know, original Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar and Anthony Stewart Head‘s brother? Damn, that’s a talented family.

Web Crush Wednesdays: Jensen Ackles and Steve Carlson

It’s that time again ladies and gentleman, prepare your ear drums for this week’s Web Crush–Jensen Ackles singing!

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Web Crush Wednesdays: The Cooler Steve Martin

It’s Web Crush Wednesday, party people! Let’s take a look at the latest Web Crush!

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Okay, let me be honest, I hate LMFAO. I don’t think they are very talented. They are catchy and fun, I guess, but talented? No. There are many pop artists like this that I simply do not care for, but then something happens, something that makes me change my opinion of a song, and causes me to embarrassingly sing along to a song that I once professed to hate. What brings me to this lowly state? Parodies of songs, or to be very honest, nerd parodies of songs. Without fail, if you take a song I hate and relate it to something nerdy, I’m suddenly a silly screaming fangirl, which brings me to my latest Web Crush. Ladies and gentleman—Mr. Steve Martin!

No! Not that one, you idiot! The Cooler Steve Martin! What do you mean you don’t believe me? Just check this guy out!

Cool, right? Ha! I thought so! This video has everything a nerd could ask for looting, minecraft, wizards, comic book references, the Force, big guns (“I call it Vera.“), and to put it quite simply, nerds doing awesome nerd things. Steve also got rid of the annoying part in the original song where they just say the word “wiggle” over and over. Seriously, LMFAO, what the fuck?! It’s replaced by the much more hilarious “study, study, study, study, study, yeah!”  It also has zombies. I love zombies!

I would also recommend that Steve nerdify: Fell in Love in a Hopeless Place, Love You Like a Love Song, and The One That Got Away. Those all need nerdified immediately… because they suck.

So check out, like, and subscribe to The Cooler Steve Martin‘s latest video and check out his vlog too!

Go now and support my latest Web Crush!

Web Crush Wednesdays: Not Literally

This week’s Web Crush goes to the girls from Not Literally for their awesome Harry Potter videos! Let’s take a look!

Though I can already hear MadameAce yelling about stereotyping Hufflepuffs… I love all the Slytherin stuff that they have put up so far so… yeah, my Web Crush, my rules. I will say for those of you who get really annoyed by stereotyping the Hogwarts Houses, you probably won’t like these, but hey it’s supposed to be funny and really the Ask Hogwarts episodes are hilarious!

But wait! That’s not all! There are also awesome Harry Potter themed music videos.

Well, there you have it. I hope you enjoyed this week’s Web Crush and check out more from Not Literally.