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Who's got time for a description! Here are the links!
http://LLAMAJOHN.COM - Help out for John's birthday (and help developing economies).

DFTBA Back to School Sale - http://dftba.com/artist/30/Vlogbrothers

Frankenstein MD (first three episodes): http://pbly.co/FMDep1

Season Finale of Emma Approved: https://www.youtube.com/user/PemberleyDigital

20% OFF (almost) ALL POSTERS - http://dftba.com/category/19/Posters

Kidney Video Contest - http://www.dannyweinkauf.com/#!kid-vid-contest/c1f3p

Nerdfighter Online Video Workshop! - http://edwardspoonhands.com/post/95479820530/the-nerdfighter-online-video-workshop

SciShow: http://www.youtube.com/scishow

SciShow Space: http://www.youtube.com/scishowspace

Crash Course: http://www.youtube.com/crashcourse

Donate to the ALSA! I did! http://www.alsa.org/donate/

Good morning, John. Today's going to be a good old-fashioned boring video. So I decided to go outside! So it would be a little bit more interesting, at least.

So yeah, I'm not going to ride in a helicopter with Bill Gates, I'm not going to dump a bucket of ice water on my head, and I'm not even going to do any sock puppets. I just wanted to talk about what's going on, cause there's a lot of stuff that's going on. And I kinda want to start a couple of new projects.

The first project, John, you are not allowed to know about, but everyone else should go to llamajohn.com... Because it's John's birthday in a couple of days. And we're doing a little something, I'm not going to say what the something is we're doing, just a little something.

Number two, I wrote a song with Danny Weinkauf, the bassist from They Might Be Giants, about a kidney that lived in 4 different people. If you're interested in making a music video for that song, we would love for you to do that. And, if you do, we might be able to provide you with one of my kidneys.

Thing number three, so you know how I've been interested in making adaptations of classic novels into video blog series? We're branching off finally, not doing Jane Austen, we're going to be doing Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Our version is Frankenstein MD, starring Victoria Frankenstein, who is not quite, yet, an MD. I'm excited about this one, extra a lot, uh, because not only is there comedy, and drama, and quirkiness, but there is also science.

SciShow is about to hit two million subscribers, Crash Course just hit two million subscribers, SciShow Space is about to hit two hundred thousand subscribers. All of those things are going very well, thank you to everyone who watches them. I hope that you find them enjoyable, entertaining and educational. I do. 

Okay so, here's the last thing, whatever the thing-
Hi duck! What are you doing? I fake threw something and they were like, 'yeah, that looks like the right motion.' [singing] Who likes the little, little duckies in the pond? I do, I do, I do, a-chick-a-quack-quack.
 -They're getting very close now, I'm surprised at how close you're getting. This is kind of scary, there's more of you than there are of me. Ohhh, they're like 'you definitely don't have any bread, this is really disappointing, and I'll see you later.' Ok, bye ducks. 

Unexpected visitors! The last thing that I want to talk about is kind of weird. John and I are always looking at doing interesting things in online video. And, the three things you need, the magic ingredients for making good online video are good writing, good on camera personality-talenty stuff. And, good editing. So we thought it would be cool to create a little bit of a framework, within which people could stretch their muscles in those three different places.

So people who are interested in writing, we've got a little workshop system set up over on Wattpad. I've also uploaded a video of me writing a script. It's REAAALLY boring! 

For people who are interested in editing, I've uploaded a vlogbrothers video that is entirely unedited. So if you want to stretch those muscles,  you can download that video, edit that video and then share it.  And then, other people can critique it.

Finally for onscreen talent people, I've put a couple of scripts, linked in the description, and you can record those things and edit yourself recording those things. I hope that this will be an interesting, fun, collaborative thing for people to work with each other and critique each other and workshop their... Their stuff. Their online video stuff.

Sorry about the lens flare here. There's a rainbow! But I love this world, so I want other people to be invited into it and work in it and do interesting things. Especially people who care about and know a lot about it. Which I think includes a lot of you. But for the rest of you who don't care about internet stuff, I got something for you as well. 

OhhhAhhhhhhhhhAh!! Ah the inside of my ear exploded! AHHHHHHH!

Michael Aranda: Look, I already did the challenge! 

Hank: Ah, my brain is on fire! I challenge SciShow hosts, Reid Reimers, Caitlin Hofmeister and that guy. For the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. 

John, I'll see you on Tuesday.

I forgot a thing, what a surprise! We're having a back to school at DFTBA.com right now. 20% off ALL posters, almost. Including this brand new one. It's a quote that I said one time. We are also for the first time ever doing pens, and notebooks, and folders. That's it, I think.


Iggy DeLacey: That's worse, ow! 

Victoria Frankenstein: And, now you're dead. Fantastic.