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Good morning John!

So here's a thing that I don't think Nerdfighters need to be told, but maybe you know, subconsciously even if you don't think about it, because I don't really think about it but it's definitely a choice I make every single video.

Some videos I make because I want as many people as possible to see them. Whether that's to get a lot of views because it feels good, or to grow the community, or to convey an idea that I feel like more people need to have in their heads.

And some videos are just for Nerdfighters. Just for the people who are gonna watch no matter what, as long as I don't just sit here and do nothing for four minutes. And I gotta say, I really like those videos. I like not having the pressure; I like just being able to talk about what's in my head. Also this community has given me so many wonderful gifts; I like to give you guys gifts back.

I'll do a lot of things for you guys. Do you wanna see me lick a battery? A-AH-Ahhh.

I connected the positive and the negative. Science.

(distorted voice) Maybe it'd be better if I just made the entire video with this thing!

Probably not.

(spitting noise)

It's weird to feel in debt to a lot of people and not know how to pay that debt back. One of the ways I feel like I could do it is just to make videos for you that nobody else is gonna see and it's clearly just for the people who've been so supportive of us.

And also I feel like it's good th--to like define what the community of Nerdfighteria is every once in a while, 'cause I think some people don't really understand. I mean I don't think that anybody really understands it. But I did just get an ask from somebody on Tumblr who said that they'd been shamed in a Nerdfighter community for being transgender, and, like, what?

I don't know how someone could feel like that's the kinda thing a Nerdfighter would do, but it's not. That's--you're--that's not a Ner--that's not a Nerdfighter.

So sometimes I worry about what this all is and that people are doing the wrong things in the name of the thing, and not understanding the thing. And I also worry about the decoupling of productivity and wages.

Productivity is just all the benefits to humans that the economy creates. And wages, of course, are the money that people make. And they used to be things that were really closely tied together, and now... they're not anymore.

I'm worried about what this means for our society: that the rich are just gonna get richer, and that the poor aren't gonna benefit, and it's gonna create instability as well as suffering. And I'm also worried about what the world's gonna look like if we're able to create lots of cool services for people, and they're gonna be so cheap that maybe people don't even need to pay for them, like, what does that world look like?

I wanna make a video on this topic, a video that lots of people, not just Nerdfighters would watch... But I'm no econonomist, so I gotta do a bunch of research and learn stuff... Like, like how to pronounce econonomist.

Also, VidCon's coming up. I'm not worried about VidCon in general. There's lots of cool things that--like amazing things that're gonna happen at VidCon, like, it's gonna be a good time.

But we're having this meet-and-greet lottery thing, if you wanna go to--into the signing hall and get any signings or pictures and anything you gotta do the lottery, you gotta rank all your favorite creators, how much you like them and then the system assigns you meet-and-greets. And if you don't do the lottery thing, you don't get any.

And so far only about half of people who have registered have signed up for the lottery, and that terrifies me, because I feel like, maybe they just don't know it's a thing. And maybe I'm living in this old-person world where people check their email, and they don't check their email, and I don't know how to get in touch with people who don't check their email!

So I'm worried about people showing up at VidCon and being very disappointed because they did not sign up for the lottery.... but I don't know what to do about that problem.

So those are some things I've been worried about... Here's some things I'm excited about!

I produce multiple YouTube shows and what producing means, I'm not really sure. One of those shows is called How To Adult, which is fairly self-explanatory. And it's very useful, even for me, a guy who's been adult-ing for, like, 15 years. How To Adult is launching its Patreon page today to help pay for its existence, so if you're interested in learning "how to adult," or you already like How To Adult and you wanna help them continue making cool stuff... You can check that stuff out, link's in the description.

I'm also producing a new show with Charlie McDonnell, uh, called Cereal Time. It's a morning show, five days a week. It's a lot like Good Mythical Morning, but it's more British.

And I'm excited about doing more things with Nerdfighteria. Doin' stuff together. Like, I--I wanna do a scavenger hunt. So I'm gonna be thinkin' about that. And maybe you can help. But I'm not gonna tell you how to help, cause I already did.

Thank you to all the people who watched this video because I know that you are among the people who watch them no matter what, every single one, and that means a lot to me. Thanks... for being a part of this!

John, I'll see you on Tuesday.