Alan Lastufka

I guess now that I’m no longer receiving a regular paycheck every month, I should probably remind everyone that I too have merch available via DFTBA (Items not pictured include wristbands and some music).

You know, just sayin’. =)

How often do you watch YouTube videos these days? What "smaller" YouTubers do you like? :D

The only YouTube videos I watch without fail are the vlogbrothers weekly videos and The Warehouse series on the DFTBA channel (we let Matt produce these independently so I never know what the warehouse videos will contain, I get to watch them for the first time along with all of the other subscribers).

I catch most of Charles Trippy's daily vlogs, as my girlfriend watches them religiously and we're together most of the day. That applies to Shay Carl's daily vlogs too, to a lesser degree though.

Any other YouTube videos I see beyond those are ones posted to Facebook, tumblr and Twitter. I make sure to follow all of our artists so I catch a lot of their stuff randomly, and of course my YouTube friends who are still posting from back in my active days.

Seeing as how I haven’t posted a new video in about a year, I’m not as hardcore of a viewer as I used to be. And that’s something I always want to change, but there are only so many hours in the day.

As for smaller ‘Tubers, officialravenzoe makes some wonderful music, I’m jealous of Karen Kavett's creative energy, my friend Emma usually has something interesting to say… is Mike Falzone still considered small?

I dunno, it’s tough to give you my favorite “smaller” YouTubers because *most* good video makers eventually get some attention, so they don’t stay small. The smaller channels these days are typically infrequent uploaders, or response/discussion channels, rather than “consistently good content creators”. (I’m probably going to get some shit for those words, but I think most of you know what I mean.)

Hank Green: We’ll be there just a bit after five, I think… what’s the address?
AlanDistro: it’s ****, we’re on the corner
Hank Green: cool cool cool
AlanDistro: yay
Hank Green: weird!
AlanDistro: it is, you’re gonna be so tall!
Hank Green: hahaha, I have no idea what height you’re going to be!
Guys. I’m meeting Hank for the first time IRL. He and Katherine are coming to my house for dinner. Seriously. Internet friends since 2007. IRL. Guys!

TODAY is the sixth anniversary of “Accio Deathly Hallows" being featured on the front page of YouTube. This was half way through the year-long Brotherhood 2.0 project, and really gave Hank and John their first huge jump in subscribers, and views, and helped build this not-so-little-anymore community known as Nerdfighteria.

So I wanted to surprise them with something fun today.

That surprise: ACTUAL REAL LIFE PIZZA RON SHIRTS!

The Potter Puppet Pals made a tiny Pizza John-esque shirt for Ron. And after 7,500+ notes on that post (most asking for the shirt to actually exist), Alora from Potter Puppet Pals and DFTBA struck a deal to make these available for pre-order.

So yeah. Surprise!

fairyfoolishness:

I may have a drinking problem.

fairyfoolishness:

I may have a drinking problem.

ivanjuresic:

This picture contains too much awesome that isn’t forgetting to be!
Craig WheezyWaiter and Chyna in the latest Vlogbrothers video

I’ve hung out with Craig a million times. I like Craig. I’ve only hung out with Chyna once, but during that glorious evening she beat us all at Catan, and was really fun to eat pizza with and talk to.
Anyway, I smiled so hard when the video ended with this.

ivanjuresic:

This picture contains too much awesome that isn’t forgetting to be!

Craig WheezyWaiter and Chyna in the latest Vlogbrothers video

I’ve hung out with Craig a million times. I like Craig. I’ve only hung out with Chyna once, but during that glorious evening she beat us all at Catan, and was really fun to eat pizza with and talk to.

Anyway, I smiled so hard when the video ended with this.

In today’s vlogbrothers video, Hank asked us to leave a comment stating which vlogbros video we saw first, and when that was. Because that video is likely to get a million comments… here’s mine.

I mean, it’s not easy being the glue that keeps their brotherly relationship alive, but we gotta do what we can do for this community.

How much awesome would it be if Nerdfighters actually bought an island somewhere and developed it ourselves?

initialsckn5:

It’d be like Nerdcrafteria, but we’d actually have/get to live in it! Also, it’d be called Nerdfighteria.

Yo…

Monica Carr and Tom Milsom and I wrote this song back in 2009 over Skype, and then Hank recorded it for one of his albums. Dives into the exact scenario you mentioned above, with lots of cool art drawn by various nerdfighters of their concept of what Nerdfighteria Island would look like. =)