Okay, so what I thought would be a quick tweet grew a little out of control. But, hey, we all like having new stuff to watch, right? So let's keep this training a'rolling and look at the next three female YouTubers who really made my year.
Ah, the cyborg herself, Jenna Moreci. I probably owe more to her than any other inspiration source (short of my wife!) I stumbled into her channel when I was looking for some general writing advice and... I was hooked.
She's a self-published author of two amazing novels (with a third on the way!) Her fans are a cyborg army. And most of all, she's not afraid to share advice that is hard to hear. She lays everything out. She's been through the entire writing, editing, publishing, and marketing process, so if you have questions about anything to do with writing a book, she's there to answer it.
But Jenna...! No "buts!" She hands out advice in an entertaining but realistic way. Whether it's top ten lists about how to write a proper romance or how to make your characters feel alive, Jenna has dealt with it and Jenna will share.
Jenny Nicholson... how do I describe her channel? Okay... gimme a moment. Alright... she finds... stuff. Important nonsensical stuff that you never knew you needed in your life. Then she comments. And sometimes she reviews movies or shows, but often times, she just stumbles into something.
Whether it's telling the world about the absolute work book ever printed or pointing out all the flaws with Greatest Showman, I love listening to her. Her deadpan humor and subtle costumes and props always deliver for me. Plus, to top everything off, she's a huge... huge... HUGE... Star Wars nerd, as evidenced by the giant porg she keeps on her bed.
So if you're feeling low, find your way to her channel and just put it on autoplay. The visuals are fine, but you can honestly just put in your headphones and go about your day. Her stuff is fantastic.
Overly Sarcastic Productions
Technically OSP is two people, Red and Blue. And while I do love you, Blue (your most recent video on the history of China was awesome), I was drawn there by Red and her sassy recounting of literature and myth.
If you're taking a world history or literature class, OSP is indispensable. Red specifically deals with legends, myths, and literature, retelling them in a way that's easy to digest and, of course, hilarious. Her art is amazing and I love the way it compliments her style.
But what may be the best thing she does is her Trope Series. My god do I love her Trope Series. She analyzes media and goes through tropes, like the Five-Man Band or "We're Not So Different, You and I." Heck, TVTropes has referenced HER work, so it's legit. And if you can't wait for her to put out more videos, check out their Twitter feed. She puts out a regular "Tropes I Unironically Love" series there that I live for.
I swear I love you, too, Blue!
So please check these awesome ladies out. Whether to entertain or to educate (hopefully both!) they're certainly worth a view.
Come back tomorrow for the last three ladies of 2018 to jump on my YouTube subscription list. Should be a great way to end the year!
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.