I have set up a crowdfunding project to invest in getting me a powerful crossbow to test against my collection of armour (and fund replacing it once destroyed). This can offer one route to an exciting direction for my channel over the course of 2018 after the noticeable lull in late December and early January.
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.
I have managed to reach 600 subscribers when I originally worried if I’d even reach 500 by the end of this year! Who knows, maybe I can reach 650 before next year comes.
Comparing the European longsword to the Japanese katana, we each did a video on how to properly hold the weapons as you fight.
As a way to branch out in terms of channel topics, I looked much further back in the past than I have done before regarding melée fighting. I tried to use my HEMA knowledge and extrapolated further to explain my guess of what I think Ancient Celtic fighting would be like.
I recently did a collaboration with another channel called “The Fangirl”, which specialises in film and TV. The result was a pair of videos for each other’s channels talking about Game Of Thrones.
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.
A new trailer was revealed for Kingdom Come: Deliverance. An accurate and enjoyable historical game, or a fictitious boring pile or garbage? I go into further detail about the positives and negatives I have detected thus far in the video
So much has been done over the last twelve months, so I celebrate it with a brand new intro video. Hopefully you all enjoy its clips with some iconic moments!
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.