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I Just Played… Red Dead Redemption! (Review)

Hi everyone,

My newest ‘I Just Played’ episode is now up!  It’s on Rockstar’s ‘Red Dead Redemption’, a wild west adventure if ever there was one!

Hope you enjoy it! (:


Ps: I did an episode on ‘The Defenders’ last week // you can find it here if you’re interested:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew6YtyhR_Rk

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Pokémon Drawing Challenge

PDC: #149 – ‘Toothless the Dragonite’

Really, really thankful for my mum and dad – for a whole lot of things – but feeling it especially this week because they got me a ‘Wacom’ drawing tablet for my bday!!! ☺️

Seemed fitting to christen it with a Pokémon drawing — and who better than the OG dragon: Dragonite!  I’ve got a LvL 100 one in my Pokémon Bank called ‘Toothless’, and he’s one of my absolute favourites (also got another one called ‘LeBron’!)

Hope you like the drawing — really enjoying getting to grips with the tablet! (:

(Featuring: #149 Dragonite🐲 + some flowers! 🌸🌺🌼)

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I Just Played… Dragon Age: Inquisition! (Review)

 

I’m finally back on the YouTube train!!  Starting a BRAND NEW WEEKLY SERIES where I just talk about things that I’ve been enjoying recently, whether its video games, music, tv shows or books.  Hopefully going to be uploading every Friday!

Hope you enjoy this first episode.  It’s about a fantasy video game called Dragon Age: Inquisition, which proved to be the perfect remedy for my midsummer dissertation-writing blues.

Thanks everyone,
Rory (:

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Feeling Heard…

It can sometimes feel really difficult to be heard in today’s world.  It feels like no-one really cares about what we think, and we have no real way of expressing our thoughts.  That’s why it’s so important to have that group of family and friends that really listen to you: who really hear you, and care about what you think.  For me, I love being a part of our young adults group and our men’s group at church.  Whether or not I feel it in the moment, I know deep down that there are people in each of those groups who care about me and really hear me.

Still, another thing I love to do when I want to share some thoughts and feelings I have is to make videos.  Sometimes it’s something more serious, related to how I feel about the fact that the world seems to really be going down the toilet.  But often, its just to give my opinion on seemingly unimportant things: like music or TV shows or video games.  It’s just a good feeling to share what your thinking about something you’re interested in, and compare it to what other people think.  I’ve loved rooting through all the YouTube videos right now passionately debating the quality of the most recent season of Game of Thrones, and the implications it has for the last season next year!

So, given this, I’ve decided to give regular YouTube uploads another go, starting up a brand new series called ‘I Just Played…’  Essentially, it’s just going to be me talking about things that I enjoy, starting with video games.  There’s gonna be a couple of variations, like ‘I Just Watched…’ and ‘I Just Read…’ — I’m just gonna see how it goes!  Going to hopefully upload a new video every Friday.

It might seem very insignificant, but I’ve already had a bunch of fun recording the first couple of episodes, and it felt really good just to talk about some dumb, fun stuff!  At least now, if anyone want to find out my real thoughts on Dragon Age: Inquisition, they can — I’ll be heard!

First episode up TOMORROW!

Thanks everyone,
Rory (:

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The ‘RARMSTAR’ Origin Story

Yesterday I got one of those ‘Your memories on Facebook’ messages, which was reminding me that it has been four years since I first posted this photo on Facebook, which signalled the start of my foray into the world of Pokémon YouTube videos:

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It seems so crazy to me that its been four years since I first started ‘RARMSTAR’.  To be honest, I’d totally forgotten that this was the very first logo I made for my channel (pretty incredible, right?!)

The name has a fairly boring backstory – it’s just my initials, with the word ‘star’ added to the end – but at the time I though it was pretty freaking cool!  I’m surprised that it has stood the test of time: even now I’m often referred to as Rarmstar by young people around my hometown of Westhill who know me from the youth events we put on through our church.

Looking back on my first video (you can see it at the top of this post), I think that I’ve come a long way since then.  I haven’t only made the obvious jump in age from 18 to 22, but I think that my life (and outlook on life) has changed a bunch.

But one thing’s for sure, I’m really glad that I took that leap of faith: to take one of my real passions in life (namely Pokémon) and turn it into something really creative.

Rarmstar lives…