This will eventually have a lot of answers to a lot of questions I get asked all the time; more coming as I think of additional ones.
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Are you that girl from Superbad/Easy A/the mermaid from Pirates 4 etc? No. I’m Kristina, nice to meet you.
I want to start vlogging; do you have any tips? Think up a list of video ideas (even something as simple as a single word for inspiration) and pick a static background to help make your videos a bit more iconic. Be sure to talk about things you’re passionate about, try to cut down on dead air and “ums”, and upload frequently! At least once a week is usually a good starting place.
What equipment do you use? I have the Canon 60D DSLR camera with a 17-50mm f/2.8 Tamron lens for vlogs/music videos. Sometimes I use a Sony Handycam CX150 for handheld, simpler videos (usually for travel), but recently I have been defaulting to my iPhone 5 for daily vlogs. I edit my videos on Adobe Premiere Pro on a desktop PC.
I want you to post a giveaway of my product or review it in one of your videos/blog posts! Sure! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with details about your product and rates.
Can I mail you something? What’s your PO Box? Sure! It’s PO Box 95894, Seattle WA 98145.
What’s your favorite TV show/movie/video game/anime/book?
TV: Parks and Rec, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Being Human, Adventure Time, Arrested Development
Movie: Across the Universe, Tangled, Wreck it Ralph,
Video Game: Dokapon Kingdom, Pokémon, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Castle Crashers
Anime: Angel Beats, Tenchi Muyo, Rosario + Vampire
Book: Harry Potter, Uglies, Divergent
What character do you play on World of Warcraft? Yes, I do play World of Warcraft! My main is a human mage, and my two favorite alts are a night elf hunter and a human monk.
Kristina, YOU went to the University of Washington… should I? I’m going to be honest with you — I transferred to UW as a junior, so I only went there for 2 years. Those two years were at a peak of my involvement with wizard rock and YouTube, so college got put a bit lower down on my priority list sometimes. I went to my classes (which were all pretty good) and I liked my professors (for the most part) but I wasn’t really involved in a ton of extra-curriculars or anything. I was lucky enough to make friends with my housemates (I moved into a college house with 5 other people which was a ton of fun) and through them made a whole network of great friends here in Seattle, but I didn’t actually make many friends in my classes. I think UW probably has some great clubs and things set up for making friends easily (also I’m sure living in the dorms helps) but I’m afraid I’m not much help on that front. Overall the campus is beautiful, the University District is amazing (I lived there for another 2 years after graduating) and overall Seattle is a great place to live and full of great people. I didn’t particularly get the most out of UW as I could have, but living in the area has offered me a lot of great experiences and opportunities anyway.
I’ve visiting Seattle soon! Where should I go?
1. Pike Place Market: There are tons of things to buy there, but it’s also just a fun open air market to walk around/see vendors/see the flying fish/experience Seattle
2. Space Needle/EMP: these cost a lot of money to go inside, but they are honestly just as cool to admire from the outside. Plus, then you’re right in Seattle center and can check out the giant fountain in the middle as well, which is AWESOME when it’s running in the summer
3. Fremont Troll: This is an actual giant stone troll under the big bridge in Fremont. Totally free and always awesome to take pictures in front of
4. Seattle waterfront carousel at the pier: Kind of childish but who doesn’t like carousels, come on.
5. Gasworks Park: Beautiful, right by the water, with all sorts of crazy colorful pipe things all over the place. People tend to fly kites there in the summer too, which is fun to watch.