Good morning bloggers! It is currently almost six in the morning and I may or may not have went to bed yet. Quarantine life, am I right? Speaking of quarantine, Jacob and I got a quarantine cake kit from my favorite bakery in the city, Sweet Revenge Bake Shop. We had a lot of fun decorating it, so we decided to film it and upload the video for you guys to watch!
Just a fair warning — it may be an epic fail or it may be the most beautiful cake ever created. We’ll let you decide.
Be sure to give the video a thumbs up and subscribe if you enjoyed watching it. What kind of activities have you guys been up to during the quarantine to avoid boredom? Let me know in the comments!
Good morning bloggers! Due to COVID-19 keeping us in doors, I’ve decided to post more to both my blog and YouTube channel as I have a lot more free time now. I have officially completed my first year of university (yay!) and am currently not working, so I thought this would be the perfect time to get creative and have fun with it.
This is the first video I have uploaded for eight months, so I decided to do something carefree and simple. I filmed the 50 Facts About Me tag, where you can learn some new things about me that perhaps you did not know before!
If you enjoy the video, make sure you give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel to be notified whenever I upload a new video. Also, feel free to send me any video requests and/or ideas you have for me and I will do my best to try and film them!
If you haven’t already heard, the newest generation of Tamagotchi virtual pet toys have officially arrived. Remember as a child, struggling to keep your little friend happy and fed while simultaneously flushing its poops? Well, they’re back and better than ever!
Introducing the “Tamagotchi On” which comes in four colours―pink fairy, blue fairy, green magic and purple magic. The fairy and magic versions are different in the sense that they come equipped with their own characters and theme parks!
So, if you didn’t know this already, welcome to my blog―I’m obsessed with the colour pink. So if you were wondering, I picked up a pink fairy “Tamagotchi On” at EB Games. Now, they weren’t supposed to be officially released until July 28th 2019 across North America, but for some reason they were released early Canada-wide, on July 10th. (Score!) I was able to purchase mine at the beginning of July.
A super cool feature for this Tamagotchi is the newly released “Tamagotchi On” app on the App Store and Google Play. For the first time ever, you can send your virtual pet onto your device to play games, win prizes, make friends, and get married to another Tamagotchi from anywhere in the world directly from your mobile device! How awesome is that?!
On my YouTube channel, I posted a video of me unboxing my new Tamagotchi and discovering all the fun features it has! Please check it out, click the like button, leave a comment and subscribe for more videos!
(Psst! Before you read the blog, be sure to check out my vlog and footage reel from BronyCon 2018 on my YouTube channel, where I film a lot of the panels and talk about my experiences at BronyCon!)
Hey every pony! This is a post that was due months ago, yet with life getting in the way, here I am posting it now. Back at the end of July I went to BronyCon 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. It was kind of a spontaneous decision. I was not a hardcore “My Little Pony” fan like many of the attendees at the convention, yet I was a fan so I decided to attend anyway. I only began liking the show and its characters last fall, when my boyfriend and I went to go see the movie in theaters as a joke. However, I ended up really enjoying it. After the movie, I went home and watched all 7 seasons on Netflix and even started my own collection of “My Little Pony” merchandise and memorabilia. So when I discovered this convention in Baltimore that is home to thousands of attendees each year, I decided to buy a plane ticket, and away we went! This year, the event ran from Friday, July 27th until Sunday, July 29th at the Baltimore Convention Center in downtown Baltimore. 5,465 was the number of people in attendance, which is noted to be significantly lower than in previous years.
As many of the die-hard fans of the convention know, it was announced at the closing ceremonies that 2019 will be BronyCon’s final year. It will consist of a 4 day convention, as opposed to the usual 3 days. When it was announced that the convention was coming to its end, a lot of the fans in the center were in tears. People were crying in hysterics, hugging each other, even singing the “My Little Pony” TV show theme song with the Equestria flag held up, hands on their hearts and everything. Seriously, it was a thing. I will definitely be there in attendance for 2019. I mean, I started my first year with the second last year. It makes sense to go to the final one. It’s like being apart of a piece of history. I foresee it being a pretty emotional weekend, but hopefully the BronyCon team puts together something epic seeing as it is the last one ever. (That we know of).
Jacob and I had tons of fun. We booked a room for 4 nights at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, which was a little pricey for the outdated look of the hotel’s rooms. Being Canadians, we tried Chick-fil-A for the first time. I really liked it, but Jacob became obsessed, basically wanting it for every meal we had. Some of the time we spent walking around downtown, looking at the harbor, going out to eat, or venturing into the little shops. The other time we spent at the convention itself, of course.
One of BronyCon’s perks is that each year, they have a variety of guests who have some sort of relation to the show that come and do panels, autographs, and take pictures with fans. This can include: voice actors, animators, writers, or community guests, like YouTubers and bloggers. In 2018 they had a list of star-studded guests, like Tony Award winner Lena Hall and a bunch of the voices from “My Little Pony”. Being the fangirl that I am, of course I had to take pictures with some of my favorites! I met Michelle Creber, the voice of Apple Bloom; Tabitha St. Germain, the voice of Rarity and Princess Luna; and Peter New, the voice of Big Mac. I got an autographed poster from each of them, and a signed copy of Michelle’s latest CD, “On Display”. The cast of the show were all super sweet, and it was cool that they were all Canadians, from Vancouver, British Columbia. It made us feel at home. Tabitha said to us as we were all taking a picture together: “Get close, it’s a Canadian sandwich.” In her Rarity voice, of course. Michelle was friendly, and I was so amazed at how successful she is for being only 18 years old. I asked her how she manages it all and deals with her success. She told me: “It’s a lot of hard work, but it’s all worth it.” Peter New was probably the funniest of them all, with a blunt, sarcastic sense of humor. I told him I had a crush on his character, Big Mac, and that I didn’t understand what makes his girlfriend, Sugar Belle so special. After that, he said to me in the voice of Big Mac: “You could be Sugar Belle.” Sounds good to me!
Tabitha St. Germain
One of the days, I tried to do a cosplay of Rarity but I failed horribly. I bought a skirt that I transformed into a dress and stitched Rarity’s diamond cutie mark pattern on, which was the only redeeming quality of the entire look. I ran out of purple hairspray so I had to use pink, which dried out my hair and made it look nothing like Rarity’s. I messed up on the makeup too. It was just a train wreck and a bad idea all around. For BronyCon 2019, I’m either going all out, or not bothering dressing up like a character at all. At least I got these cool pony ears and unicorn horn combination.
Although I wasn’t a major fan and didn’t know much about the community so therefore didn’t really feel like I “fit in” much per se, the people who I did meet were extremely nice, friendly, and welcoming. One of the great things about this convention is they give you a landyard and three different tags you can choose to attach to your landyard, called “Communication Cards”. Green means you want to engage in conversation and meet new friends, yellow means you only want to talk to people you know, and red means you do not want to talk. Attendees pick which one they feel comfortable with, and fellow attendees must honor their wishes (or security gets involved). I think this is a great idea to help not only prevent harassment, but also to help people feel more comfortable going to the convention, especially if they are usually introverted.
A large majority of the attendees dressed up and some of the costumes were outrageously good. Some even wore an entire mascot-eqsue suit. I imagine it must have gotten pretty warm being stuck in that all day. I met Scootaloo! That was one of the highlights of the entire weekend.
All in all, BronyCon 2018 was an amazing experience and I highly recommend any “My Little Pony” fan to come out to Baltimore, Maryland for the very last BronyCon in August 2019. Apparently the staff is closing BronyCon because the numbers in attendance are declining drastically, and they do not wish to go back to their smaller roots. Although I understand this, I feel sympathy towards those who went every single year to the event, made friends and memories each year, who had one place to be themselves and not be judged, and now all of that is being taken away from them. If you’re one of those people reading this right now, then I must say to you: I’m sorry, and I hope you make BronyCon 2019 your most memorable year yet!
BronyCon is the destination for all “My Little Pony” fans. With their panels, marketplace, guests, contests, and more, it is a dream come true for any fans of any generations of the show. For information on passes, sponsorships, vendors, running an event, volunteering or hotels for the convention, click here:
Thanks for checking out my blog every pony! I hope everyone has a great day and that I see all of your faces at BronyCon 2019! XOXO
As everyone is preparing for Easter this weekend and the festivities it involves, I hope we all have a great time and the Easter bunny brings us lots of treats. Tonight as I sit here writing this entry, I am very proud of myself because it is something that I wanted to write for the past 2 years now.
As some of you may know, I have a YouTube channel that I began 3 years ago. I started it off with gaming videos, animations, and fun challenges that I did with my boyfriend. But back in 2016, I lost the passion to continue on with my channel. When I first started my channel, I played the game “Five Nights at Freddy’s”, which was a horror survival game. I began making animations using the characters from that game. I got nearly 30,000 subscribers, over 13,000,000 views on all of those videos, and many fans. I would get fan art, people saying they want to meet me, and people saying I was their favorite YouTuber.
So what went wrong, you may ask?
I noticed that people didn’t really watch my videos for me. They didn’t like me; they weren’t a fan of me; they were a fan of the video game. They liked the animations, they liked the game plays, they liked the game itself. Whenever I would upload another video, say a challenge video or a story time, it would get as many dislikes as likes. It would get 100 views whereas my other videos had over 2 million views. Why was this happening? I asked myself for so long. Then the answer came: my channel became a channel for “Five Nights at Freddy’s”. I was no longer in control of my channel; it was in control of me. When I posted another type of video, comments would flock in saying I needed to go back to the other videos. So I did. I became miserable and resentful of YouTube.
At one point, it was amazing. It was fun, I had a lot of passion for it and it was wonderful. I was making a decent paycheck every month from the ad money I was receiving on my videos, and life was great. But as months went on, it got dull. I did not like where it was heading. I wanted to be in control of my channel again, to make things that I wanted to make. And I couldn’t.
For fear of the hate. For fear of the disapproval. For fear of the unsubscribers.
I stopped making videos. Biweekly videos turned into 2 videos per year. I envied YouTubers who had fun making their videos, got to be themselves and had an audience that respected them and followed them on their journey.
Something in me snapped at the beginning of March. I didn’t know what it was. It just snapped. I had a mini breakdown and I realized: This life is short. I want to make videos that I want to make. I no longer want to be constrained by the audience that only wants me to make videos that I no longer have any passion or interest in whatsoever. So I went to the store and bought a brand new camera. I planned out what I was going to say, sat down, and filmed it. I was so nervous it took me until now to finally upload it. The response was better than I imagined. Some people were disappointed, but the others understood. I was so afraid to take this initial step and say to my audience: “This is me. This is what I am doing now.” But I did, and I’ve never felt so happy.
At the end of the day, I am a super girly, super loud 20 year old girl. I have a blog, a book, a (surprisingly enough) Famous Birthdays profile and a brand that I adhere myself to. But search up my name in Google and there you have it: pictures of animated robotic chickens all over the place. How embarrassing! Not my image nor brand at all.
Collaborations were turned down because no one wanted to work with me. Not because my content wasn’t good, but I wanted to work with people whose videos were the type I wanted to make, but didn’t. Our channels were totally different. Go to my channel and see animations from “Five Nights at Freddy’s”, in which were pretty lame if I do say so myself . . . well, it wasn’t promising in this line of work. Even if I were to make a new video, like I said, my audience would thumb it down so quick I couldn’t even have time to think about what went wrong. Comments would desperately exclaim: “Go back to your old content!”
A new leaf has been turned over. This is finally me. Victoria Hecnar, making the videos I wanted to make from the very beginning. Blogging about what I wanted to blog about, from the very beginning.
Now that I am on my way to building a brand and image for myself that I can be proud of, you’re going to see a lot more than me! I’m going to be uploading weekly videos, writing weekly blog posts, and updating my Instagram a lot more than before (yup, no more photo per 6 months!) This year, starting now, is going to be about my passions and going forward, I am no longer doing things for the numbers or for the interests of others.
There are thousands of other animated videos out there, and my channel will no longer be one of them. It was an incredible journey, but this has to be done. I am doing this for me and for my well-being.
A new leaf has been turned.
Here’s the video of me explaining everything in detail. Hey, why don’t you subscribe to me while you’re at it?!
Hello everyone, I have some exciting news for my YouTube channel! I barely have uploaded at all in the past year, because as we all know, life is crazy and has unexpected twists and whatnot so I was unable to fully commit for a while. But I am ready to make more videos! Videos will consist of various game plays and more! “Five Nights at Freddy’s” videos were definitely the most popular, and I still have not beat the second game yet. Yep, I have a lot of work to do still. Jacob and I were also in the middle of playing “Life is Strange” that we will continue, as well as “Yooka-Laylee” and more!
So thank you for subscribing and liking our game play videos; there will be more to come this springtime!
Hi bloggers! I have just a quick announcement to make; for a few months now I debated wiping my channel out and mass deleting, like, half of my videos. My channel is honestly a mess: I thought it would be a good idea to not have a main focus (make-up, gaming, etc) and just do a bit of everything. Turns out, it’s harder to find an audience that way. All my non gaming videos get as many dislikes as likes, and I find it hard to find a loyal audience when I keep switching my video themes. Also, a lot of my videos I was a bit embarrassed about. For example if someone was to find them that I know from work or school, I wouldn’t be proud of it. So I was thinking: Why keep something online that I am not proud of and wouldn’t share with anyone who would listen?
Therefore, I am going to delete a bunch of them and only keep ones that I love as much to share. Thanks to the 28,000 people that do support my channel and I. I really appreciate it!
Hey guys! I was driving with my boyfriend a few weeks ago, when an old man just made a left out of literally no where and slammed right into me. He tore my bumper right off and I had to bring it into an auto shop that ended up costing $4,000 (thank God for insurance). It was a pretty scary experience, especially since it was my first car accident (and hopefully last . . . one can hope). To watch the full story please click on the video below:
Drive safe guys! There’s crazy drivers out there! xoxo
Hey bloggers and readers! So it’s been over a month since my last post. But I post weekly on my YouTube channel, which you can check out byclicking here! One of several videos that I uploaded recently was a story time video. It seems to be quite a popular category on YouTube nowadays, these “story time” videos. Mine is 100% true and it made me so angry. I made a video about it and I will link what had happened below. But the main story is these girls at “Tim Horton’s” called me stupid as I drove away from the drive thru after they got my order wrong and I had to correct them. Once I arrived home after telling the manager, I noticed they cut down the side of my drink and it spilled everywhere. Bitches.
UPDATE AS OF 2016-04-26: I haven’t seen them working there recently and I go there almost on a daily basis. Here’s hoping that those evil bitches got fired. To listen to the full story click on the video posted below:
I got a new car! I am so excited! I have been absolutely loving it! I love the freedom it gives me, being independent, and being able to go where I want, when I want with no hesitations. Plus driving is super fun! I got a cute little feminine car. It’s a Hyundai Accent in black. Originally I wanted a white car, but this one was so awesome I could not resist. It has two flower decal stickers on each side, a new stereo put into it, a flower wheel cover to match the decals, Tinkerbell mats, and the noise it makes when your seatbelt isn’t on makes me feel like a fairy! (Watch the video to hear it). Check out the video posted belowto see it in action! xoxo