Hey, y’all! I know it’s been a while since I last wrote something for your eyes to enjoy but I’ve a real good reason for that and I’ll totes explain that down further. Promise. First, thought, I want to debut a new monthly feature here: shout outs! See I’ve got a lot of people on the interwebs I find way entertaining and I want to tell you all about them and, maybe, turn you into a fan. Now, seeing I only push the bestest of the best, you know whoever I tell you about is guaranteed (this is the first time I spelled that word without spell check’s help!) to be awesome so, yea, make sure to stalk them all in all the right ways. Okay, so enough with the introduction; time to announce the first ever shout out...
- IN CASE YOU NEED REASONS TO BE A FAN -
DarkRygen (AKA Euan) hails from Scotland and he wants to be a successful actor (a dream he’ll attain, no doubt; I mean, I’d cast him once Hollywood options a story and gives me control) one day and he spends those cold, dreary days thinking up some of the best skits I’ve ever seen. No, really; he’s on the Best of SNL level more than SNL. And unlike that slowly sinking NBC ship, DarkRygen’s yet to disappoint me. And I’ve watched a lot of his vids. And by “a lot” I mean I did some serious bingeing this weekend, like, every chance I got. Please don’t ask how many made up that binge; I might feel shame, if i knew what this "shame" thing is.
So why should you follow my lead? Well, first of all, he’s frikkin funny. The skits, vlogs, random weirdness and whatnot are all filled with a smart, sharp (often dark) humor that other entertainers with far more experience can’t grasp but DarkRygen does with ease, or so it seems (we all know art is a heck of a lot harder to make than artists admit). Every time. His vids also look good; since his earliest one, he’s become more and more proficient at making them, in the technical way. High quality picture and sound, proper lighting and expert editing all come together to create a look and feel that rivals “professional” jobs. Besides being quite talented, you can see how much he enjoys making these vids; the fact that he does it for the love of it shines through and you as a viewer can’t help but love his work even more. It’s that love of his craft that allows him to make an utter fool out of himself (which he does, often and on purpose) just to make you laugh. A lot.
*There was supposed to be a drawing ('cause its an excuse to pull out the underused supplies)
here but my artistic ability didn't feel like playing nice so it'll be added at a slightly later date*
Okay, so go follow, like, follow and subscribe, ya? Check out his vids for yourself and watch him battle clones, travel to space, destroy his home, answer unanswerable questions and so many other outrageous things and you’ll see that I’m right. Cause I always am about these things. So, go. Now. Actually, read my little update – the one I promised to give you – and then go fan him everywhere (that'd be Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and DUH! YouTube btw).
Check out his latest video (as of 02/16/16 or 16/02/16 as some of you might prefer [and I totes agree with yous])
And his channel trailer...
- THE UPDATES PORTION -
Yea, so the reason I’ve been so MIA from here is I’ve been knee deep in the editing Innocence Lost – OMG I hate editing but I’ll go into the at another time – and am thrilled to announce that it’ll be ready for beta readers by my birthday (which is February 22 for anyone who wants to buy me presents and such)! Now that it’s (almost) done, I’ll be getting back to writing stuffs for here while I continue writing my next book after Innocence Lost, The Sea Prince (writing takes less energy and frustration than editing so I can do more than one sad, lonely, boring thing), which, by the way found a character’s name on YouTube (spoiler: I named him Euan). Now, if you’d like to be a beta reader, I’m still looking for some. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. For a small excerpt, read this, which you should totes do before you tell me to send you a copy on account of the, um, violence and other NC-17 rated things I put in that story. Really, it’s quite nasty.
OKAY, NOW GO CHECK OUT DARKRYGEN. SERIOUSLY.