30 8 / 2014

the-art-of-fangirling:

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries + text posts

perf

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30 8 / 2014

tumblingdoe:

A screenshot of the LIFETIME earnings of our two most viewed videos. 830,000+ views for < $80. #subbableplease 

Because Sexplanations talks about sex, advertisers considers the show non-ideal inventory that they don’t want to associate with, so Sexplanations makes about ten times less per view than the average YouTube channel. YouTube does not make Sexplanations possible…you do.

tumblingdoe:

A screenshot of the LIFETIME earnings of our two most viewed videos. 830,000+ views for < $80.

Because Sexplanations talks about sex, advertisers considers the show non-ideal inventory that they don’t want to associate with, so Sexplanations makes about ten times less per view than the average YouTube channel. YouTube does not make Sexplanations possible…you do.

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29 8 / 2014

hanklerfishcomic:

I thought I’d do a bonus suggestion.  

thegospelaccordingtokelli answered: 

- Hank would be some kind of nocturnal thing, like Batman, but even better at multitasking

How about Bat Squid? 

image

Again…remarkable reflection of my actual life.

29 8 / 2014

the-insider-thats-out:

I made something.

Dawwwwww

28 8 / 2014

fairyfoolishness:

Have you ever wanted to laugh so hard you FUCKING CRIED!?

Tears

streaming 

down my face

holy crap

I know right?

28 8 / 2014

youve-got-your-love-online:

John, you cute little mature intelligent adult!

27 8 / 2014

wheezytumblr:

Today’s video is too all over the place to describe other than to say Craig with a Wig, Doctor Clone, Chyna, and Emily Dickinson.

THIS IS SO AMAZING

27 8 / 2014

embeebe said: Why does your "company" seem to have so many names? Sometimes you call it Vlogbrothers Enterprises, sometimes it seems like DFTBA Records is the over arching umbrella. John posted an editing position the other day that said it was working for EcoGeek, but I'm pretty sure it was crash course related. Could you explain or make a flow chart explaining the hierarchy of all your business/names. I think that'd be neat. Thanks!

OK…this is surprisingly complicated…full explanation!

When EcoGeek (my environmental technology blog) started making enough money for it to be a business, I incorporated it into an LLC* called “EcoGeek LLC.” Then, when YouTube told us that it was possible for Vlogbothers to start serving advertisements, we just linked it with EcoGeek’s Adsense account thus, by default, making it part of that company. 

So Vlogbrothers has always been “owned” by EcoGeek LLC which was, in turn, owned by me. Eventually, as Vlogbrothers grew to be much bigger than EcoGeek, I just gave John half of that company and it became the joint venture of Hank and John.

However, we’ve also started several other LLCs, including DFTBA Records, Subbable, and VidCon. Those are different entities because they’re pretty different things and also because they have different ownership structures (John was not initially an owner of DFTBA Records (though he is now) and I own more of VidCon than John does.)

EcoGeek LLC remains the thing that “owns” Vlogbrothers, SciShow, Crash Course, and The Art Assignment. The deals we have with partners for Mental Floss, How to Adult, The Brain Scoop, Sexplanations, and Health Care Triage are also between those partners and “EcoGeek.”

But I don’t really think of it this way…I think of all of our companies as projects of Vlogbrothers…or even maybe projects of Nerdfighteria. It’s like our production arm (EcoGeek) our events arm (VidCon) our fundraising arm (Subbable) our merch arm (DFTBA) and our philanthropy arm (The Foundation to Decrease WorldSuck) are all branches off the same tree.

Legally we can’t do this (for a number of reasons). So when we have someone who usually works for VidCon doing work for Subbable, we actually have to draw up a contract between VidCon and Subbable so that Subbable pays VidCon for the time that employee spends working on Subbable. It’s weird.

But when we hire people, we want them to feel like all of these companies are part of a greater thing (though we have to be clear that, legally, if you do work for one of the companies, we need to know so that we can have that company pay for it.) And it doesn’t really make sense for that greater thing to be called “EcoGeek” because that name is literally just there because I didn’t want to do an hour of extra work setting up a different Adsense account in 2008. So I often call the whole shebang “Vlogbrothers Industries” in my head and…apparently…sometimes I do it out loud.

* LLCs are a way of having a legal entity that is not a human own things, which is mostly to make sure the company can then go bankrupt without the human being on the line for the debts of the company.

26 8 / 2014

vibrantnebula said: ok, so I have a thought. if I'm traveling 60mph and my destination is 60 miles away, and the closer I got to my destination, my speed decreases accordingly so that I would always be moving at such a speed that it would always take me an hour of traveling to arrive. 30 miles away and 30 mph, 10 miles and 10 mph, but what about feet and inches and even measurements smaller, would I never reach the exact spot? assuming I'm even capable of reaching such a precise spot. what would that be called?

Allow me to introduce you to my friend Zeno.

26 8 / 2014

scishow:

Julia’s writing the latest batch of names on the SciShow Wall of Fame! YOU could be immortalized on our office walls forever for just a $10 contribution on Subbable.

YAY! This is additionally excellent news because it means Julia has started her new job as head of customer support at Vlogbrothers Enterprises. Welcome, Julia!