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In which Hank does not show you lots of clips from VidCon because that would just be mean...also because there's no way he'd have enough time to edit a vlog like that in time to put it online.

Good lord I am tired, but VidCon is awesome, I wish you were all here.


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Hank: Say "good morning John!" Ashley Clements: Morning John! Other YouTubers: good morning john. Ashley: In unison, guys. [Other YouTubers laughing] Hank: Ahahahaha! I did make a video! But for all of you punishment-crazy people, all of those comments that you suggested for me in John's last video, they could very easily be applied to John, who has at least one outstanding punishment, and has no right to call me out before I even failed at making a video! However, there was a very good punishment suggestion that kinda only works for me, which is that I have to drive to Canada with only a 2 liter of Mountain Dew, a loaf of bread, peanut butter, and $14. That might be funny enough that I just wanna do it without the punishment thing. But I also don't wanna be blacklisted from Canada from the rest of my life. Maybe my favorite for John would be, uh, like he do a live-stream of him watching the Twilight movies. So he'll have like a full day of torture. But I'm making a video right now, and I haven't broken the rules in a long time, and I'm gonna keep that streak. I'm in Anaheim at VidCon, obviously. Of course, people watching this, most of you are not going to be here, and so I always feel really bad if I'm not able to make a video during VidCon because I'm letting you down one way, you can't come to the conference, and then I let you down another way too? That's just not right. But, at the same time, I can't spend this video talking about VidCon because that would just be sad for you. And I can't be like, "Oh, look, I got John's pass [holds up John's pass], and here's the program [holds up program]. Oh, be so jealous, it's a really big book [flips through pages of program booklet]." I can't do that to you! OK, I just did it to you... I apologize. Instead of talking about VidCon as a thing, I can talk about what VidCon is about, which is online video. And, you know, we do this thing all the time, but we -- there's not a lot of discussion about what this thing actually is, what it means... I wanted to talk about it on the main stage at VidCon, but, as an example of how hard it is to get on the main stage at VidCon, this is my conference and I was not able to get a long enough slot to actually give a talk about it. And I did write one. I don't have time to do it all right now. But the piece of what I wrote that is most interesting to me is that this -- it's easy to call this, like, revolution in entertainment and media. But, revolution? I mean, really? It actually feels like this is a natural thing. Now, in this world of infinite options for entertainment, like, we get what we want. We can watch any entertaining video, it'll take absolutely no time to go on The Daily What, or whatever, and find something entertaining. But, instead, a lot of us aren't going for that. We're not going for the most entertaining viral video of the day. We're going for the people who we connect with, and we like, and we enjoy because of them. They make really entertaining videos, but I'm watching, in a sense, because I have just grown to really like their character in the traditional sense of the word character, not that they are a character that they're playing, but their character. That's really interesting to me, and it's not technological. That's natural. That's how we connect with people. Whereas before I think that the way that the way we were being entertained was really artificial. And even with things like the Lizzie Bennett Diaries where these are people playing characters, I really wanted to explore whether or not you can actually have that connection with a fictional character. It's an experiment, it's been a fairly successful experiment, too, and it's just so interesting to me. At the root of it, I think what's happened is that we're breaking down all the walls in media, and communication, and entertainment, and now what we're left with is people who are building what we had before. Rants, and juggling, and skits, and singing, like, these aren't new things, we've had them forever. Because maybe what that means is that people created this artificial kind of, of relationship between, you know, us and celebrities -- that division between creators and consumers of creations. That barrier isn't there any more, and that's why I'm excited about online video. And yeah, it's why had to create VidCon. But VidCon, for me, is a small part of that. The big part of that is this, and that I get to be a part of it, and that so do you. It's very cool to me, and thanks. John, I will see you momentarily. I fairly nearly forgot to mention the, um, most important product launch at VidCon: John and Sarah play Wii Tennis. It's funny, and you should go watch it on Hank Games. Good bye.