Hey Guys

What’s up? Andrew here.

Nothings really new with me. I’ve been practicing piano a lot more. Learning white stripes songs. Well, a song. My Doorbell. I’ve been trying to vlog and it always feels very unnatural and forced. Everyone’s trying to vlog now a days because it’s shown to be a lot more profitable. We (Luke and I) bought one of those fat G7x’s or a cousin of it last year around this time when we first came to LA and tried to carry it around but gave up after a week or two and luckily was able to return it to Best Buy. This post is more about just writing ANYthing down just to get in the flow and habit of writing again. I can already feel myself feeling better exerting my thoughts down on something outside my head. The main thing that made me stop blogging was the fact that it wasn’t profitable, so I figured what’s the point, I might as well be vlogging instead. But there are differences that I finally realized and made me want to start writing again.

Here’s a few benefits to blogging aka writing that are not available to vlogging:

  • More comfortable for introverts (me), hence more passion/quality.
  • Allows one time to gather thoughts, hence a richer vocabulary to express oneself in the clearest way.
  • Less people read than watch so it feels more intimate & exclusive.
  • You don’t need audio or headphones to read a blog post.
  • Less intrusive in my own, real life and the lives of my friends/family.

I dunno. I just like writing better. I think too much too.

Let’s see what else. Some projects I plan to execute over 2016 that have nothing to do with fucking with people:

  • Do I Have ADD? | Documentary
  • Do I Have Social Anxiety? | Documentary
  • 10 Getting With interview series
  • 2 rap songs

Haha. That’s about it.

Thanks For Reading, Thanks for Following,

Andrew Hales

3:53am

Los Angeles, CA

21 thoughts on “Hey Guys

  1. Also wanna jus’ quickly add, that I’m not usually the type to make such a unrelated comment/essay in regards to the content. I definitely respect what this specific ppst is and what you’re saying here but since it’s already all ended up being addressed in a few vlogs a few weeks after you first wrote/posted this, and the fact that’s it’s your first post, I figured this would be the place to quickly inform you of my life story and spirit, lol. Cause it’s better to drop that shit here as opposed to, “Dear Heavenly Father,” at the least, right? I do have s o m e common sense and home training, lmao.

    Mostly though, it’s because this is primarily a welcome post, that you started with “Hey Guys.” So that’s obviously the most ideal of a place to do this as any besides actual fanmail ofc but I just don’t feel like physically writing outside of school and dealing with enevolpes, stamps, etc, at the moment, so sorry. I’m just that kind of person, clearly. And I mean manual items can burn or disappear but this blog will probably always remain, so it’s better to document here anyone, if you’re ever to chose one. Always have a backup for everything even virtually though because WordPress could get hacked and have a crazy flipout at random one day, like Gmail has had a few times before. Just a quick reminder there. I’ll stop overthinking now. Thanks again for just doing what you do. Don’t worry, I won’t make a habbit of this ✌

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  2. Hey, you don’t recognize me as a conscious being, but I exist and am constantly around yoour corner, and I want to speak up for once, real quick… Warning: (Not quick at all, or well written. Whoops).

    I lurk and pay attention everything you do and have been since I discovered you during Summer. And now you’ve ended up becoming a huge inspiration that I never really thought I’d find or need since I’m very emotionallly self sufficient and independent, and just assume I’d always value my own time and making meaningful contributions way before connecting. You’ve proved me wrong there. All politics and social ideas aside, I know that I must feed my soul by embracing my creativity and striving to be more articulate and assertive in catering my own path. Along with learning in this unconventional way. I view you as very smart in multiple ways, and it’s an amazing thing to watch in the vlogs. Just the daily interactions of an insecure but strong, caring, authentic, self-acceptance craving, badass speak naturally and with normal Gen Y, Middle America/LA slang with a natural, subtle, intuitive and analytical, advanced message 90% of the time his mouth is open.

    It’s encouraging to understand how the less typically praised type of person (like you and your fans) can and kinda “should” behave on a day to day basis: Appreciate the differences of our both similiar and very different friends and strangers we encounter (lowkey great messages sent through your pranks, regarding this), but also just unapolegtically be yourself without changing anything and not closing off. Just fully live. I also assumed most could never handle me in its entirety (I’m far from fake but I have a strangely shyish, “who gives a fuck” exaggerated persona that doesn’t completely reflect my real beliefs), and even if they could, I’m too addicted to certain fronts I’d fuck up my own, actual, personality somehow (no idea how to explain what I mean here); OR lose my best skills such as great understanding of how to properly listen, earn, and be empathetic sith all. Those are things I love both about my brain and myself but before seeing you operate I had no idea I could behave and succeed in being me without losing a single part of myself. I’ve slowly gained a ton of confidence this year. Partly, I believe because I’m turning 18 in a few months and when I know few things I’ve failed at and given up at this year and earlier won’t matter because I’m bought to begin a manual labor career and distance myself from cultures I don’t vibe or grow from–such as public high school and my narc. mother that I have conflicting feelings towards that I generally try to avoid even thinking about. I’m ready to be on my own so that’s one reason all my self doubt is fading. However, the true, main reason, is YOU.

    You’ve subconciously had an effect on me I would’ve never suspected. I rant and rave about celebrity worship, putting anyone on a pedestal including people one knows personally and has earned immense respect, etc. No matter what, I can’t condone interpreting even a compassionate, hard working, beautiful soul as a larger than life entity. But you’re my shocking exception. No need to be intimidated though because it isn’t your behavior and not really even your accomplishments that relate to this. It’s your humaness. Your lack of corrupt ambitions. Your care for others on a friendly neither Mr Rogers nor saint scale…just your assuming the best of everyone until they prove you wrong aura (without seeming at all like a pushover as well, ofc). The way you’d never wish ill even on your worst enemy.

    I relate to this but most would probably assume the opposite without me saying it, lol. It’s also *your drive to connect.* That’s the main thing. That makes you flawless to me. It probably started from you wishing to take initiative in improving your self worth, becoming less introverted/lonley (I’m awaee these don’t go hand in hand, I just see some connection in your case, in the way you describe your younger self), gain perspective for the sake of brain fuel and knowledge, and intially wanting to get involved in the adventurous fields of pranking, vidding, and documenting. Regardless, your wah of simply being and providing an open mind and ear, and half closed mouth for everyone in the world seemingly is incredible. The way you bounce off and your personality and emotional intelligence make you so obviously eager to get immersed with the radiance of strangers, friends, and even the people you find too weird or worth disliking is fascinating for all of us. It’s a very unqiue trait and clearly a large part of who you are. It’s your gift and what draws to me to your presence and people like you.

    You make me better myself in a way no professional speaker has yet–by vlogging and writing. By working on personal projects and sleeping. By having constant downfalls and recovering constantly because you know all pain and uncertainty is temporary and not as Hellish as it’s made out to be. You being yourself and sharing that in every part you wish, reflects a future for me. It sounds ridiculous and cheesy but I throughly mean it. By showing every unhinged aspect of yourself and also consistently having goals–regardless if you meet them or not, as encouragement. You’re the end goal. You’re teaching me how to both live and make it on your own. Your virtual presence makes you a best friend through the screen and at this moment, almost like the sibling I never wanted. You provide so much, somewhat, unintential guidance, its almost as if you’re my big brother Facetiming me for the sake of keeping in touch. I don’t mean that completely literally, so don’t be creeped out, but you’re definitely reaching major importance territory for me and I’m not even sure how to describe how much you mean to me anymore.

    You’re no longer “my favorite Youtuber.” You’re a lot more than that. I just have no idea what to call it, and I think that’s fine. You’re my encouragement. You’re the final two pushes that got me to embrace myself everywhere I go, without fear of judgement or complications. You’re the relief and light of everyone’s reality. I know exactly what I can do and what I can be thanks to watching your lessons, trials, and paved enjoyments. Thank you very much.

    ~ Otay, Otay, I’m a mess, but it’s whatever… End of Rant ~

    Tldr; I’m a big fan of yours and look forward to both your channels and the blog posts, constantly. Thanks for speaking my langauge in without-using-words, explaining why I should focus on myself as a person, short term goals, longterm goals, relationships, live in the moment without allowing others to stress me about it, and showing the perks of being equally passionate and genuine no matter how uncool and at-times immoral, it appears. You’re a very complete person. An “all the way” guy, and because of this, you make emptiness highly undesirable. I don’t want to cope with my hollow moments anymore. I want to be *you* by being me. It’s not a scary or difficult idea anymore. It’s just exciting. You/The Narrator’s/Tyler’s motto describes you insanely perfectly, you self aware son of a Bonnie. 💖

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  3. eh, you arent entirely an introvert man. everyone lies somewhere between the two extremes and people are rarely 100% of one and 0% of the other, in fact almost everyone lies somewhere between the 20/80 – 80/20 range. anyways, love your vids man and reading your blog was cool too. i saw you at my campus one time (ucla) and you were filming the “giving strangers free candy” prank. I noticed because I was walking down bruin walk in front of ackerman when I saw some random sketchy looking dude in sweatpants and a ragged flannel (turned out to be Danny Duncan as I later discovered). I wanted to come and talk to you guys but I didnt wanna be ‘that guy’. I was gonna recommend that you should try that prank dressed up in a suit or something and then compare the results with the rugged flannel look (i.e. if people took candy more often from one versus the other and if the reactions were significantly different). Going down that kind of route with your videos where you film actual social experiments would be really cool, especially if you included your hypothesis and included a brief synopsis of the sample size/statistical data in the description (like, very brief), and even though these wouldnt be true, actual experiments (because there is no random assignment to the independent variable, i.e. if you’re at asu and you do a social experiment there you cannot necessarily generalize your results to a distinct or specific population, but the results are still always interesting and funny to watch!). anyways, i think this would be a good way to continue to get meaning out of your videos and provide a good service to the public. you’re one of my favorite youtubers because there’s nobody else with your personality. i’m a computer science based psychology major at ucla and if you are considering this idea but want help with it i’d be glad to assist!

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  4. I actually never owned it,
    Some dude bought it and made the
    Blog for me way back hoping some day
    I would buy it from him. I told
    Him to Delete it and then now he just
    Redirects it to his Amazon affiliate link.

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  5. I love the white stripes. Loved their passion and the way they did things. Loved the whole “brother and sister”, peppermint candy, red white and black presentation. I don’t know how much you’re into them but Under Great White Northern Lights is a great film that gives you some behind the scenes as well as documents one of their last tours. I feel like the more you get into them, the more you can appreciate what they did

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  6. I love the white stripes. Loved their passion and way of doing things. Loved the whole “brother and sister”, candy cane, red white and black presentation. I don’t know how much you’re into them but Under Great White Northern Lights is a great film that gives you some behind the scenes and great show footage as they went on one of their last tours

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  7. My man!! I’m also an introvert yet my friends sometimes tell me to make a YouTube because I’m “so funny”. But that’s a little too scary right now since I just started college and stuff. Just like you, I think a lot and I get really stressed out because I don’t tell anyone what I’m thinking. So to make everything feel a little better, I started a journal online! It helped a lot but now I’m just getting overwhelmed because I don’t know where to start anymore. Hopefully we’ll both figure ourselves out through blogging! 🙂

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  8. Yes! Super stoked man. I should start writing and journaling again too. Keep on rockin in the free world brother!

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  9. I never thought you are such a man. I understand you, the way you talk and act in your blogs/video i could say you’re definitely an introvert. I could say you’re also a reserve person. Hence, i am looking forward for your upcoming blogs.

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