After much pondering, I have decided to close my YouTube channel. All content has now been deleted. While I have been making fan videos for a decade and hope to have time and inspiration to do more again, maintaining this extra social media platform was a bit time-consuming.
I believe that focusing on my writing and other social places are a better fit at this time. I might still share some older or newer fan videos in certain posts (posting punctually on Vimeo). Time will tell.
I look forward to continue interacting with my fellow bloggers, writers and readers here and on my other social media.
The first time I had a logo was when I started vidding in 2005. After choosing my nickname of Aruna7, my father thought that a logo would be a nice thing. This was when he created my vidder logo, which I still use up to this day. I love it a lot and always include it at the end of my vidding projects.
Earlier this year, when I moved to indie publishing for my writing, both fiction and nonfiction, and that I thought about adding print editions for my longer works, my father had the idea of creating a logo for me. He loves doing such types of work, and this was how I got my author logo. I add it on the back cover of print and at the front of some e-short reads.
I log how it turned out and I hope to get a new header featuring it for the blog and Twitter in the near future, since it already shows up on my new Facebook page header!
This has been a busy year! I only got to make my first 2015 fan video end of May. We Must Live is a vidlet featuring clips from the two released Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens teasers. There is only one extremely short clip I didn’t use! The music is by a new French artist I discovered and like a lot, Marina Kaye. I made this for my father’s birthday and recently posted it to YouTube. I hope you enjoy it!
If you have questions you never got the opportunity to ask me, it is the opportunity to do so! I will be gathering all questions and answers them in a future blog post (or more if you have many questions). I hope to post the answers during the second half of June. While I will only accept questions via the aforementioned platforms, you are welcome to ask questions about my other social media outlets, such as YouTube, Pinterest, Tumblr. This mini event will run until June 14. I am looking forward to your questions!
If you have questions you never got the opportunity to ask me, it will be the right opportunity to do so! I will be gathering all questions and answers them in a future blog post (or more if you have many questions). I hope to post the answers during the second half of June.
While I will only accept questions via the aforementioned platforms, you are welcome to ask questions about my other social media outlets, such as YouTube, Pinterest, Tumblr.
Since November 2012, I have returned to a more regular vidding practice. I can’t believe that in August 2015, it will mark a decade indulging in this hobby! So, here is the result of the videos completed last year. If they are online, I include the link, but not all are already posted, especially the five I made for my parents as a Christmas gift set.
I have been busy vidding in November, making five new videos (for a gift set for my parents’s Christmas). While I won’t release them on Youtube until after Christmas, I realized I hadn’t updated my channel since my 9th vidding anniversary project! It was time to fix that.
Thus, I decided to share one of my older videos, a Battlestar Galactica one, So Say We All. This is a tribute to the men in the show and the music is Over the Hill and Far Away by Nightwish.
I am bewildered that it is my 9th vidding anniversary. I still remember making the first one on a whim on August 24, 2005. I had been watching fan videos for about three years back then, but had never thought I would start creating my own and would still have as much enjoyment from this outlet nine years after. I have no idea how many fandom (TV, movie, video game) I have vidded by now, but I can count them by dozens. I am very multifandom, despite having some favorites, including for vidding.
I had a few ideas for this 9th anniversary video (and even have a few for the big 10 years in 2015) but the one that ended coming to life had nothing to do with them. I am not even surprised. Going back to Star Wars was one of the natural choices, and with my vidding anniversary happening almost on the same date as the 6 years of the French release of the Clone Wars movie, making an ensemble tribute to this film seemed a clever and inspiring fit.
I didn’t plan to use a French song, especially this old traditional that talks about a wolf, a fox, a weasel (Ventress), a mare (Anakin) and its foal (Ahsoka). I had even marked Firework by Katy Perry for the video when the muse hit me hard and didn’t play nice, saying she wanted another song. So I ended with this old French song, La Jument de Michao, performed by Nolwenn Leroy.
Following my recent Silent Sunday post featuring a Moonlight fan art, I chatted about this show with a couple friends. This brought me to pick one of the videos I made for Moonlight as the latest addition to my YouTube channel. So far, I created four videos for this TV series.
A Chance To Stay Together is a Mick/Beth centric on a song by one of my favorite bands, Vaya Con Dios. Enjoy!