My Youtube Spotlight: Boogie2988

My Youtube Spotlight: Boogie2988
Boogie2988

Wesley Perez
3/19/17

Not everyday can you find a YouTube creator that you can have a love hate feeling for. This week’s spotlight though is someone just that though. His name is Booggie2988. He is behind this persona.

Francis Destroys a Nintendo Switch

That is Francis. A satirical character created by Boogie. He represents how extreme and stereotypical a gamer or someone that has anger issues can act when things don’t go the way they want things to really go.

The reason though I chose Boogie isn’t because of Francis. Even if it is funny to watch. I chose him because he makes his viewers feels like they are friends with him. He doesn’t talk down to people or make you feel stupid. He is also one that can have an open mind to at least listen to things he may not agree or understand. However, there is more.

Cartoon Boogie2988

Boogie is someone that is very relatable. He is someone you can listen to and for me I can relate a lot to him and listening and watching videos of him when he talks on a more personal level I feel like I know where he has been to some degree. Not completely but parts of his life I can relate to. He is a crazy but cool guy. So, where does this love hate feeling come into play? Let me explain

Since I started following him alnost 5 years, especially early on, I cringed when he talks about politics. Because he and I have different views on things. While I do listen to what he has to say. Some things I just don’t get. I am though cool with it now. Though when I was hard headed I didnt want to listen at all.

Another thing I like about his channel is how he will share his feelings on gaming and what is happening in the industry. Something we both love to do. 

Boogie is someone that I looke up to when it comes to Youtube creators. I have been following him for almost 5 years. He is someone I will keep supporting because he deserves the support. He is a good guy and a guy that all people couls have in their lives as a friend. Cheers to you Boogie and may you have more awesome years to come and I hope goos times will always head your way.

My Youtube Spotlight: Mr. Safety AKA Cory Williams

My Youtube Spotlight: Mr. Safety AKA Cory Williams

Wesley Perez
3/12/17

Since 2006 I have been a Youtube user. I’ve had my own channels and at one time I had a small following of about 500 subs. However, finding the website was all by luck and chance. Today I will talk about the first video I saw on Youtube and the creator I have followed the longest. That’s where this weekly post comes in.

Each week I will talk about someone I have been following for a while. Youtube creators I look up to and can relate to as well. Today’s post will be that of the creator I have been follwing the longest.

He is the creator of this video,

Mean Kitty Song

The video is called Mean Kitty and the creator goes by the name Mr. Safety AKA Cory Williams. His channels are SMP Films where he has in the past posted crazy skits, funny and outrageous music videos along with videos that he talks personal about his life. His other channels are The Mean Kitty where he posts animal videos of his pets especially of Sparta and Live Each Day. A daily vlog that is very tame to what he has posted in the past. This channel focuses on his daily life as a father and family man along with his wife Kristen.

How I found out about him was through someone I knew that sent me a link to one of his first videos he posted on Youtube. At the time I was living out in the country and I was on dial up. Watching videos was a hassle. I though stuck with it and waited for the video to download. This is the video I waited for to download onto my computer.

Make Poop

That video made me laugh and I was officially hooked. As time went by he started to do more than just goofy music videos. He also did skits but what I found fascinating was more on his videos about him personal. In a few ways I was able to relate to him. He had a video about A.D.D.that unfortunately has been either taken down or turned to private.

He talked about how living life with A.D.D. wasn’t always the easiest for him. I was able tomrelatr to him so well, Another was a video about what’s ahead. That too was either tsken down or turned private. He talked about how you can’t count on everything. Things won’t always work the way you want but you can’t stop either no matter how tough it is. I was hooked to his videos. He was very relatable. Fast forward 11 years and I’m still following.

He went from the goofy and immature to a much more mature person and settled down too. As time went by though, for me however, he is still very relatable. Especially now that he has a family. I know the feelings. The ups and downs of being a family man and a father. Him being relatable made things easier for myself. I used and still use the advice he gives and gave in the past in my own life. I don’t think I will ever stop following him. He is still entertaining and as long as he puts out videos I will keep supporting him with watching and sharing his videos. Check out his content. You may find it entertaining as well.

Day 22 of my 30 day Facebook Detox

Day 22 of my 30 day Facebook Detox

Wesley Perez
03/12/17

I wasn’t sure if I was even going to create a new update. Nothing has really changed since my last update. Yesterday was my third week mark being off of facebook and I dont miss it at all. I don’t think about it anymore. 

I see that this is nothing more than just a website that has no real meaning to my life and I feel now like I can easily drop it. It’s not something I care about or care to get on like I used to. I won’t abandon it completely but when I do think of.getting on there there has got to be a reason. 

I don’t want to go back to the habit of just getting on to waste time and to just say hey im here. It really and truly is counter productive for me to go backwards. Really, unless there is a real reason for me to even get on. I wont get on. I have other things I could be doing. However, there will be a few things that I will do when I get back on. I have some major cleaning of my page that needs to be done.

Like I described before. I have just under 3k like pages. That is unnecessary. I really need to clesn up my digital clutter and get rid of what I really don’t care for or really have no real need for it. Anyways, not much else to talk about. I probably won’t post anything on my 4 week update. I’ll post something myself the day i break my 30th day away from Facebook

My Impression of Die Antwoord

My Impression of Die Antwoord

Wesley Perez
03/05/17

Since I could remember I have always loved listening to music. While my tastes in music have changed over the years I still try to listen to new acts. Well, today however, I think I stepped into the weird side of the music business with watching Die Antwoord.

I have listened and watched muic and music videos of all kinds from the tame and normal to the really weird. Die Antwoord is no exception. I’m not even sure where to start in what I’m thinking or what I was thinking when I was watching their videos. However one phrase does seem to come to mind while watching one of their videos.

What the fuck did I just watch. From Baby’s on Fire to Rich Bitch. From Fatty Boom Boom to I Fink U Freeky. Die Antwoord is a duo comprising of two very weird and uncomfortable people to watch. You can call it what you want but their stuff feels completely out in left field if not out of the ball park completely. It can easily leave you with some uneasy feelings after watching.

They are very visually heavy with their videos. They tend to be very busy. With lots of images coming to the screen. Some worse than others but no matter what there is a lot. Some of the images do not hold back. 

In the video I Fink U Freaky there are pictures on a wall that csn be taken as disturbing. On the picture is two characters. One is a woman and the other is a man. One has breasts like a woman but has a penis and is in the middle of ejaculation while the other character, I assume is a man, has a vagina and is rubbing near the top of it and thats just the icing on a cake that shows a person killing a dead line. A men dancing and acting odd. Some look like they are wasted and so on? 

Another is Pitbull Terrier. This video shows women dressed up as different colored cats while the lead rapper (Ninja) has a mask of pitbull. Through out the whole video you are just trying to figure out what the hell is going on. The videos are like a train wreck and dont get me started with the lyrics.

While I understand that the lyrics have a message behind them. I can’t tell what they are saying. They mash English with their native language of Afrikaan. Which is some sort of West Germanic dialect. Very hard to understand what they are trying to say. However, for my own liking there is just one redeeming quality to their music and that’s the rhythm.

Die Antwoord’s choice of instrumental rythm I like. While I don’t like the videos themselves and just can’t figure out what to think about their lyrics because I can barely understand them. The rythm and the intrumental part of the song I don’t mind at all. I noticed I would be nodding my head to the the very catchy Beat. Yet that isn’t enough to really like anything they releae.

Die Antwoord obviously have a following. For me however, they have been nothing more than a curiousity. I could easily leave them out of any own music collection. Which I do but sometimes I get this feeling like I can’t always turn away because of the wtf feelings and thoughts I get from watching their stuff.

Day 14 of my 30 Facebook Detox

Day 14 of my 30 Facebook Detox

Wesley Perez
03/04/2017

I don’t really know what to say. I’m two weeks in and to be quite honest I really haven’t got much to say. Needless to say this will be a short post. I haven’t thought at all about Facebook. I really dont miss it. I honestly think that my issue is that it became a habit. A strong habit and I’m breaking it. Im breaking the habit and I am proud of myself.

I’ve not once thought about sneaking off and and checking it. I haven’t had the urge to really get on and mindlessly scroll through so many post I really don’t give a crap about. Also I think I will be really doing a lot of purging through almost 3000 liked pages and get rid of hopefully 90% of it.

I can’t believe how my likes exploded like that. It’s like when you see someone that has 5000 friends. It’s not lile they are famous to any degree. They just add add add until they can’t add anymore. Not much more really to talk about. I think i will come away as someone that beat the social media habit.

Until next week’s update have a great weekend everyone and a great week.