"Good morning John, and thanks for making our most disliked vlogbrothers video ever." -Hank Green [x]
Sorry Hank, but I can’t agree with that statement.
- Measured by total dislikes, it’s currently #10. The bottom three are “Top 10 Animal POWER MOVES,” “People Who Love Giraffes Who Love Giraffes,” and “Squirrel Attack!”
- Measured by like:dislike ratio, it’s currently #17. The bottom three are “Squirrel Attack!”, “People Who Love Giraffes Who Love Giraffes,” and “Top 10 Freaking Amazing Explosions”
- Measured by IMDB’s Top 250 formula, it’s currently #14. The bottom three are “Obama Llama Song,” “VEEPSTAKES!”, and “The EVIL BABY ORPHANAGE Returns for North Korea.”
Disclaimer: I’ve never verified that I implemented IMDB’s rating system correctly.
Statistically, it’s definitely one of the most disliked videos, but it’s not nearly the worst.
The truth comes out!!
Hey nerdfighters. As you know, the Project for Awesome is coming up (on December 17th!) and we at vlogbrothers headquarters are working very hard to make sure this year’s P4A is a great one.
This year, we would like to include a new kind of perk, kind of like the Nerdfighter Art perk, but with music!
We are looking for any and all songs by nerdfighters, about nerdfighteria. These songs will be collected and formatted into a compilation album (or compilation albumS, depending on how many submissions come in) that will be available for purchase as a downloadable perk as part of the Project for Awesome Indiegogo campaign. Money will be raised for charity. People will be able to acquire lots of great nerdfighter music. Super cool stuff.
Read on for submission guidelines and the like.
- All songs must be either about nerdfighteria, about any/all of John’s books, or covers of Hank’s songs.
- Artist name & song title must be included with your submission. You may also include a link to your music on the web (bandcamp, itunes, etc), and any other text about the song you like.
- Songs must be submitted in as high a quality as possible; lossless files (AIFF, WAV) are preferred.
- Submit all songs via wetransfer to email@example.com with “P4A MUSIC” included somewhere in the message.
- Submissions will be accepted until November 1st, 2014.
- Multiple submissions are very much allowed, but please send them in one at a time!
- We will reach out to those whose songs are selected for the compilation to confirm their inclusion no later than December 1st.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re very excited to listen to all the lovely things you make!
- Valerie & Michael
You’ve got about half a month left to send in your songs!
As you may know, YouTube gives channels the capability of uploading caption tracks to their videos, and these tracks are invaluable to all kinds of people. Captions allow deaf and hard of hearing YouTube users the ability to enjoy videos to the fullest extent; captions clarify words or phrases that might be difficult to understand when spoken aloud; captions enable users to find phrases or quotes via searches, and so on.
An impressive amount of vlogbrothers-related videos have already been transcribed, and I’m in the process of uploading those transcriptions as captions to the videos themselves. But there is a lot of work yet to be done.
If you’d like to help transcribe videos, go to the Nerdfighteria Wiki, find videos that have not yet been transcribed, pick one, and transcribe it! Instructions and formatting tips are available on the wiki, so poke around a bit!
If you’re feeling particularly awesome, you can focus on one of the following channels/categories, all of which need special help since they do not have scripts:
- The Art Assignment
- SciShow Talk Show
- SciShow Quiz Show
- Animal Wonders
- Any other non-standard SciShow/Crash Course videos (like bloopers, teasers, surveys, and so on)
Similarly, if you are multilingual, we could use your talents in helping to translate videos for our educational channels.
See below for a full list of channels that are available for translation:
Crash Course is currently a special beta tester for Youtube’s new Captions/Translations feature. If you go to any Crash Course video and click on the “Transcript” button below the video, then open up the drop down language menu, you can select “add subtitles/cc”, a captions editor page will open, and you’ll easily be able to translate the video. When you’re finished, you can submit your work and it will be reviewed. If it’s accepted, you’ll be notified via YouTube, and the captions will go live on the video! See the screenshots below for an idea of how it works.
Instructions regarding the translation process for these channels are available on each individual site.
Thanks in advance for all the work, time, and effort that you all put into these captions & translations! It’s greatly appreciated.
If you have any questions (that can’t be answered by a perusal of the wiki/subtitl.us/YouTube), feel free to email me.
So you’re a Nerdfighter, and it’s a fair assumption that you love books. Excellent! What better way to meet people in Nerdfighteria than to exchange beloved books? Any and every nerdfighter who is reading this is welcome to participate!
Here’s how this works.
1. Fill out this form by October 31, 2014.
2. You’ll be randomly paired up with a book swap buddy (you will not be paired up to the same person who is paired up with you).
3. You will receive your book swap buddy’s information via email. This will include their mailing address and reading tastes.
4. We highly recommend finding a book in your own collection to send (feel free to annotate!), but if you must, other alternatives for finding inexpensive used books include:
- your local used bookstore
- BetterWorldBooks (free environmentally friendly shipping, most books around $3.99)
- ThriftBooks (free shipping)
- Amazon (lots of used books for around $3.99)
- BookMooch (online bookswapping site)
- PaperBackSwap (online bookswapping site)
6. Ship your books (feel free to stay anonymous, although it might be easier to make friends if you do choose to reveal your identity eventually)
5. Come back to Twitter/Tumblr/whatever and post about your book once it arrives!
Have fun, DFTBA, and feel free to ask questions and I’ll try my best to answer :) Reblog this post to spread the word. The more people sign up, the wider variety of bookish goodness we’ll all have!