killerrqueen and I continue to try and play TF2 and wind up in the world of Equestria. Are the natives friendly?Please enter the url to a YouTube video.
Dinosaur Kisses, by David Ezra Stein
Age Range: 1-3 for read aloud, early independent readers (4-6).
Read-aloud time: Approximately two minutes
Dinah is a baby dinosaur who STOMPS, CHOMPS and WHOMPS her way through her surroundings trying her best to kiss without disastrous results! It’s not until Baby hatches that Dinah finds a friend with the same energetic interest in kisses. The story encourages exploration, and trying out new things, as well as understanding consequences of your actions. Large print and colorful pictures make this a perfect tale to take from bedtime reading into the early stages of reader independence.
Admittedly I don’t spend all day on Vines or meme sites like some of my friends, but I still catch a fair share of them and if I am in the mood (or extremely drunk) I can binge on them for a bit.
So what are Vines?
In this day and age it’s easy to get behind on what the latest and greatest thing is via the internet, and by all means Vines could be considered old. In fact, I bet several people reading this are already scoffing, thinking to themselves, “Who the hell doesn’t know what a vine is? Vines are so last year.”
Vines are six second (sometimes seven) videos about anything, everything, and absolutely nothing. They are a novelty in modern media storytelling. While naysayers point to them as a sign of the internet generations ever shortening attention span, I see them as a storytelling challenge that many people have accepted. When only given six seconds to create something engaging or funny what would you do? Some Vines fall flat on their face while others can make you laugh out loud at the absurdity of it all. I feel like the extreme limitations Vines put on content creators forces them to think outside of the box and since the viewer only loses six seconds of their life, creators can put riskier ideas into their video without much penalty.Please enter the url to a YouTube video.
Here’s a video of a Vine compilation to help catch you up to speed. Some of the Vines are simply comedic, some showcase magic, and some even critique modern society. I feel like as this shortened form of storytelling evolves we are going to get some really interesting ideas out of them and hopefully storytellers will learn from them and cut out some of the fluff and hone in on a more direct train of thought. So what I’m saying is, that by creating shorter, more free form content, we may be sharpening our skills for us in creating deeper and more powerful stories when applied in other arenas.
Just some food for thought.
Watch killerrqueen and I continue to try and play TF2. This time she learns how to jump!Please enter the url to a YouTube video.
Hi guys! My name’s Colby and I’ve been running AristoGamer for 2.5 years now. The site’s gotten too big for its britches and the boys and I can’t hold down the fort any longer. We put out our final video review on New Years day.
So what will I be doing for this site now? I’ll be producing monthly video reviews of course! The first one of those will be out in February, so look forward to it.
The other thing I do is a YouTube show called Casual BS, a let’s play by people who are mediocre to terrible at games. I’ll be posting these as they come out and for the first official launch (the two earlier ones don’t count), I’ve got our own killerrqueen to play TF2 with me!Please enter the url to a YouTube video.