Vidme is now dead.

To those of you unaware of what Vidme is (or rather was), it has hosted videos with advertisements and followers to various channels, much like YouTube. However, it additionally had ‘subscriptions’ which meant paying the creators regularly to help their videos, most uniquely it allowed ‘tips’ where generous viewers would pay money as a one-off in relation to a specific video, truly showing that “money talks” when people absolutely directly would get paid for their best videos.

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Medieval Podcast Banter

I was part of a Podcast yesterday, talking about Historical European Martial Arts, hypothetical zombie apocalypses, silly swordfighting stuff on TV and more. I certainly enjoy doing collaboration work with other YouTubers to spread information about HEMA and hope to do more in the future.

Livestream or Deadstream?

I have recently been experimenting with using weekly Q&A livestreams to coax new ‘wishes’ out of my viewers, with varying success. On the one hand, I have been encouraged to get back into archery (much to my benefit), on the other hand I have streamed for hours without a single question or requested video.

I will continue with the weekly Q&A, but it seems I still need to take my own initiative and produce videos guessing what these other humans want.

Back from May Melée

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Battered, bruised, smarter and tougher than ever, I emerge from this year’s tumultuous tourney with more determination than ever.

Learning crazy reverse edge shielhaus and zwerchaus, understanding the elegance of rapier then getting to literal grips with highland broadsword techniques, my YouTube channel should be better informed than before on a broader range of fighting methods that I will most certainly employ on the sparring ‘battlefield’!