The Talent Fairy – Daniel Thrasher

Oh. My. Gosh. I think I found the Internet’s best video and it comes from a dude who popped up in my recommended named Daniel Thrasher. At first I thought, “Why would YouTube recommend me a pianist when I don’t even look up piano on YouTube?” Then, I finally tried one of Daniel’s videos and I wasn’t disappointed. 

Daniel Thrasher makes small little skits that revolves around piano and all things music. In his videos, he has sponsors, in which he also does little skits for (and they too are amazing, there’s one video where he makes two doves kissing in a heart out of balloons for the ad, Audible). 

The video I ended up watching first was “When the talent fairy comes”, and the thumbnail is Daniel, in a dress, holding a colorful umbrella, with a star at the end of the umbrella (don’t worry, I’ll attach the video). And where to begin with this video?

I wish the talent fairy was real and blessed me with talent. From the pink shades to the voice of the talent fairy, I wouldn’t be disappointed if the talent fairy was Cinderella’s fairy godfairy. Daniel, also, is an amazing pianist and after the talent fairy blesses him, the quick snippet of what he plays on the piano sounds great. But I forgot one thing.

The talent fairy has the smallest wings and the turn back from leaving also adds to the video. And what the talent fairy “blesses” Daniel with next is also very hilarious. I agree that once you find talent or get blessed with it, a few things come with too. For example, crippling self-doubt, yes. Currently, I’m learning to sing, and my voice teacher told me I sound really good. What followed after she said I’m good was, in fact, crippling self doubt. 

This video/skit never fails to make me laugh or even crack a smile. So Daniel, kudos to you, I’m now subscribed and I’m in love with every single video you put out, all of them are so hilarious. 

Another cool thing about his channel, which he has started to kind of get rid of (since of copyright and the evil demonetization) is something he called #thrashertalentshow. It’s where people post on social media a video of their talent, he selects a talent for a given week, and puts it in his videos.  I think it’s a really cool touch and I’m sad that due to demonetization, he’s stopped doing it.

If you guys have the chance, please go check out his YouTube channel. It’s really funny and the videos he puts out are worth it.

Here is a link to his YouTube channel. 

And here is the video, “When the talent fairy comes,” enjoy.

Taylor Swift Old vs. New

This is a new series that I am making on the blog. It’s where I’ll compare old movies or artists to their new selves. Before I begin this blog, I would like to make it clear, I am not going after any artists or movies for their new style or their old style. This week is Taylor Swift Old vs. New, and next week for his new album coming out, I’m going to review Adam Lambert Old vs. New. My main goal with this series is just to compare and revisit the old artists and movies. On top of that, I will be showing opinion toward one of either the old or new side. I hope you guys enjoy!

Taylor Swift is a really great artist. She usually releases songs that my sister and I fall in love with. While there are some songs that we dislike, Taylor Swift has some really good songs. Recently in my dorm at college, there was a girl blasting old Taylor Swift in the bathroom. She’s the reason I’m taking this trip down memory lane, so thank you for the idea. I really enjoyed listening to Taylor Swift’s old songs that I realized none of her new songs really are as great as her old songs.

Old Taylor Swift
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Our first album my sister and I ever received. My favorite song from this album is “Teardrops on my Guitar”.

Her songs had a very pretty beat and while they were about breakups (which I don’t know anything about) they were amazing songs. I also loved her country sound to her songs. She sounded different than any other country artist out there. We would dance to her songs and while going to school, my sister and I would sing them when they played on Radio Disney. 

But, while my favorite song on Taylor Swift was “Teardrops on My Guitar,” my all-time favorite song of hers was “You Belong With Me”. Not only was this song an amazing song to dance to when I was little, but it’s still an amazing song to dance to. Whenever I feel down, all I have to do is turn on “You Belong With Me” and I’ll feel better. The music video of “You Belong With Me” is also really great and I love when Taylor Swift is going against the other Taylor Swift for MacGyver (I’m a fan of MacGyver so it was fun to recognize him from that). In her music videos, Taylor Swift also had the prettiest hair and the prettiest dresses, and I always wanted to be in one of her music videos because of that.

New Taylor swift
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“Lover” Taylor Swift’s new album is like her old self but revised. While I haven’t heard all her new songs, this album is really good.

Ah, new Taylor Swift. A new version of her old music. She’s gone through Reputation and a darker phase to reach Lover. And I am loving it. Her songs on Lover are pretty great, not old Taylor Swift great, but I am in love with “London Boy”, “ME!”, and “Lover”. The beats are amazing and the lyrics in the songs are deep, just like her old music. Overall, I am impressed with this album and I cannot wait for her next album (take your time, Taylor). 

Now while I do love the majority of the album, I dislike the song “You Need to Calm Down”. While the message is wonderful and great, the beat at the beginning sounds like two other songs and the beat is also not that enjoyable. I will say, that the starting of the music video is very funny and I love the aesthetics of the scenes in the music video. The one thing that turned me away from finishing the music video, was the beat of the song. I’ll attach the music video down below.

 

Final Analysis?

I do love Taylor Swift and I will continue to listen to her music. Recently though, with all artists, I’ve been struggling with the clear message and not the deep words that they used to write for lyrics. While I do love the new Taylor Swift, I like the old Taylor Swift better. 

Is Writer’s Block Good or Bad?

Over the past two years, I’ve been writing more short stories and poems. I’ve also decided this November, I will be participating in NanoWriMo for my third year. Writing is super fun, and I love to do it. I love making some new classic stories that people can read, analyze, and enjoy. But, the dreaded writer’s block has struck yet again. I scrap everything I write and I have no inspiration.

Which is why I’ve decided to write the pros and cons of having writer’s block. Is it good to have a break and find your inspirations once more? Or is writer’s block the dreaded thing every writer fears?

Pros to Writer’s Block

Last year, I had a really bad spell during my creative writing class where I wasn’t able to produce any work for about a month. I lost my mojo, I lost my creative spark, I lost the reason for why I write. I tried all the methods online to stop the writer’s block because I did need to turn in pieces. I couldn’t be completely empty. But through that time I did find some peace in having writer’s block.

  • Gives the brain a break
    • Let’s be honest, our brains sometimes do need a break from the creativity.
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      Here’s looking at you, George R.R. Martin
  • Lets more creativity be expressed later
  • Prevents more pieces from being created
    • What I mean by this is that with writer’s block, you have more time to focus your energy on pieces you have. You can work on old pieces and edit them to perfection. What I found when I had a creative “brain freeze” is that I kept pushing out unnecessary pieces that made no sense. They were the same story but written very poorly. By not writing for a month, that prevented me from pushing out and creating the same story, poorly written, 5 times.
Cons to Writer’s Block

There’s only really one huge con that I can think of; I want to write! I want to be able to write stories, poems, and blogs! But, it’s hard when all my work ends up going to the trash.

 

Those are the pros and cons I can think of. There are definitely more than these few and I will probably think of them later.

I hope you guys have a great Sunday and I can’t wait to see you tomorrow for Music/Movie Monday!