Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Going on New Adventures


Has it really been four months since I've updated this blog? Wow. Time really flies by. Are we actually about to enter April of 2017? Wasn't it just Christmas?

Recently, I've done a lot of thinking these last few months regarding my YouTube channel. One day I would feel excited to work on a new video, and the next I would rule out working on a project because it felt like a waste of time. SSCTube just isn't working for me anymore. It was never great to begin with, to be brutally honest, but now it seems to be coming to an end. My genre of SSC videos, such as stop motions, original series, vlogs, etc, isn't doing so well anymore, which grows very depressing. I struggled a lot with this, along with YouTube's new algorithm (which does absolutely nothing to benefit smaller YouTubers). However, that's another story. If you want to know what's going on, feel free to check out the video I did touching on the subject here.

Long story short, I want to spice things up on my channel. I no longer want to stick to reviewing anything and everything Strawberry Shortcake-related and announcing every last bit of news regarding her franchise. I found that to be very boring and rather insignificant. Instead, I want to return to my roots and go back to uploading my own original content - not reviewing what everyone else has done. Besides, the SSC franchise only releases something new every fifty years, so everyone ages a good amount by then. One thing I'm looking forward to in particular on my channel is the premiere of Project SSC. You know that new series I talk about from time to time? Yeah, that's it. It's finally coming together, and the editing of the first episode is coming along rather nicely. Be sure to buckle your seat belt: this series is going on a wild ride.

In the meantime, Strawberry and I have been going on a few of our own little adventures. In the next episode of Berry Bitty Vlogs, Strawberry and I are going house hunting! We're not the ones moving, sadly, but hey, maybe it'll happen soon! How cool would it be to have our own place? We also have a new furry friend in the family, so I can't wait to introduce her to you all (she'll make her first appearance in Berry Bitty Vlogs #16)!

Until next time! 💙

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving, and to my international readers, I hope you all are having a great holiday season. I spent the first couple of days of my break making a video to commemorate Thanksgiving, which you can watch here. Strawberry Shortcake encourages her friends to state what they're thankful for, but in response she receives some very bizarre answers.

I will spend the rest of my Thanksgiving break relaxing rather than vlogging like I did last year. To clarify, this means that there won't be a Thanksgiving episode of Berry Bitty Vlogs this year (I'm debating whether or not to vlog Christmas), but I'm sure no one will mind. In the meantime, I'm going to enjoy whatever time I have left before finals.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Update

I'll admit, it's weird acknowledging the month of October. Halloween is coming up, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas, and then 2017 will swoop in as if 2016 never happened. It's alarming how fast 2016 has gone by and likely that 2017 will travel at an even faster pace. Where has time gone? :/

Speaking of the holidays, since Halloween is around the corner, the thought struck me to play the Sims again. After all, I haven't played it since March, and at that time the game was really laggy which is why I haven't touched it in seven months. And this time, I wanted to try something different: I wanted to film my first ever let's play (I'm sure you can accurately assume it'd be about the Strawberry Shortcake characters). I spent all of Thursday night trying not to rip my hair out trying to set up a screen recorder until at last I did so with success. The next morning I tried opening Sims, and for one thing it was loading even slower than usual, another thing being that it crashed right when it almost finished loading. Since then, I've tried reloading the game, updating Origin, restarting my computer, and closing out other running programs, all to no avail. My saved game just refuses to open. After all the time and money I spent on that game, it's ridiculous that it would behave this way, but most of all I'm devastated because I wanted to upload my first let's play for Halloween, which would become the first of a short gaming series chronicling SSC and friends' adventures in Sims Berry Bitty City. Ugh. So now I'm both sad and fuming and desperately trying to fix my game before Halloween drops by in fifteen days. I've searched a few methods on Google, so hopefully they'll fix my problem.

It's tradition for me to upload a Halloween video of some sort to my YouTube channel every year, but at this rate I don't know if I'll have the time. My teachers keep dropping tests on me, and I'm still crazy busy with Project SSC and writing scripts, etc, for other projects. Then by Thanksgiving break I need to start on episode nine of A Day in Berry Bitty City. Yay.... Running a YouTube channel becomes very challenging when you're running everything by yourself.

In the meantime, I plan to try to get my game fixed and possibly record a Halloween skit in between my school schedule. I wonder if I can get it all done before my fifteen days are up. *GULP*

Update: I managed to get my game fixed and got my Halloween gameplay up in the knick of time! You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZqQsWAaVN0