Dec 5, 2017

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Dec 3, 2017

Things are changing around here!

I've been making changes and updates to my "brand". Here's a short list of things to expect.

>> No more monthly "visual logs". Subjects will now be covered as they happen, rather than waiting til the end of each month and scrambling to remember what i can tell you about.
>> No more "food time" or "doin things" shows. Though i will still be recording my foods and projects, they will now fall into the VLOG category along with most other topics like above.
>> Green. My favorite color is now my accent color. Expect to see more of it, less yellow.
>> Face revealed. Nobody commented on it, so i guess either nobody cares or it went unwatched, but in my latest scorpion video i showed my real face. Expect more of that.
>> Less "FUCK" words. I'm not going for a family friendly theme or anything, but i've got 4 kids who copy every thing i do, so good examples n all that.
>> Animals and homesteading. What i think sets me apart from other artists is that i don't shy away from the dirt or growing my own food. This is something im proud to share with you, whether its want to watch it or not.
>> No more "taking it seriously". My take it serious approach was to try and make it as a "YouTuber" and establish myself as a content creator. Since i started, things changed on the site making the whole effort... pointless.

My life is changing a whole lot lately. It's been scary. My family doubled in size over night, i moved to a new house/county/town all at once, and next monday i start at my new machinery job.
Since i was 16 i've had the same job and nothing else. I was recently offered a job making more than double what i've been making and accepted. It'll be 10hour days making great money compared to the 8hour less than minimum wage that im used to.
On top of all that, my wife and i will be raising chickens (both laying hens and meat hens) this coming spring, with plans to get beehives and goats shortly after. (for honey and milk) As far as plant-life foods, i will try my hand at growing potatoes, onions, bell peppers, pumpkins, and tomatoes.
For the sake of "branding", i would like to be the guy who makes cool animations and short films and comics and such... but i know i can offer so much more. I think with my setup as it has been may have been confusing for some people. Like hey theres that "mix-bag-timthescarecrow channel"!!!
So i figure, feck it! Lets embrace the mix bag! By taking out the episodic element to the food or project based videos, all videos just seem more natural and "in-the-flow" of things.
This does reduce them all to mere VLOGS, but who cares! Apparently thats what the YouTube community wants.
Since in my lifetime of collecting AdSense money i've made $0.06, there is no reason for me to push myself forward just to have most of my videos YellowFlagged anyway. I'll be figuring out a way to make my Patreon campaign more attractive in the coming weeks, assuming i survive the New Year.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Baking Twine?

Nov 20, 2017

My experience with sleep paralysis hallucinations...

>>A lot of what i'm about to say to a lot of the potential readers, is going to be old news.

If you've been following my journey from the beginning of all this way back in 2012ish you may remember i used to work the night shift at my job-place then come home and work on Welcome to Normality until i eventually fell asleep around 5 in the morning. This was my routine and it certainly had its negative effects on me like dizzy spells and constantly being "followed" by people in my peripheral vision.
For the sake of my health and being able to spend time with my wife and son i switched to the morning shift. This put me at work at 4am and able to be home with my family by 1pm. (and its a typical schedule i have still to this day)
Then the nightmares started. Working on WtN until i passed out from exhaustion prevented me from experiencing or remembering dreams, but when i started getting regular sleeping hours that all changed. Every single night (nearly) for the past 4 years i have had horrible nightmares, and things much worse than that, but i'll explain that in a moment...
Some nights they're simply "bad dreams" and i can forget them easily and dont even bother to bring them up, but most of the time it involves my children being taken from me in one way or another. If you dont have kids of your own, i hate to be that guy, but you REALLY dont know what its like to live with this fear. Most of the time in the nightmares, they scream and scream and i can still hear the screaming. The confusion and terror in my little babies cries makes me wish i would just die already.
On the worse nights i wake myself up. This is worse because when i finally fall back to sleep the torment will either continue where it left off or my bastard brain will think of some new torture.
Then came the twins.
What a wonderful first few months! I cant tell you how happy i was to be getting interrupted sleep, every 30 minutes it was either one or the other needing a bottle or diaper or something to keep me from dreaming. It sounds terrible that one of the "new parents" biggest complaints was my biggest relief, but its true. Well, now that they are over a year old they're starting to sleep through the night again.
Now comes the "things much worse" part.
Way back i posted somewhere (either here or deviantART) my experience i had as a child with "aliens". I, for the fuck of it, couldnt find this post, so to summarize... When i was a wee lad i would still sleep in the same bed as my mom, i woke up one night to two tall white figures with large black eyes standing at the foot of my bed. They weren't scary (at the time) and they reached out and took my hands. I then remember my mom holding me whilst i was crying saying the monsters had taken me. A few days or so later i was watching a hit tv show "Unsolved Mysteries" and instantly broke down crying when they discussed a case about an alien abduction and showed the dramatic reenactment aliens. I remember (and my mom remembers this, too) pointing out that those were the monsters who had taken me and that i had never seen anything about aliens before that moment.
Whats this got to do with nightmares?
About a year ago i found out about sleep paralysis hallucinations. Ive known about sleep paralysis for some time and have actually experienced it myself (more often than i had realized). Before finding out about the hallucinations, i had just thought it was some weird type of lucid dreaming that happened to everybody.
My examples being simple, i would wake up, try to move, realize i was still paralyzed, panic slightly and wait to regain control of my body. I honestly thought this was normal until last year when i found out that only 20 or 30% of people surveyed had had these experiences.
The people who hallucinate oddly seem to all see the same set of things. An old hag. Shadow men. Tall white figures with black eyes. Finding out about this started a wildfire of curiosity and weeks of further research on my part.
Ive found several theorists that seem to think its people being abducted by aliens and some of the memory is slipping through or, you know, general bat-shit.
But i have a theory of my own. I believe humans and the human brain try their damnedest to rationalize and make explanations for the unknown. I believe that "ALIENS" as pop culture depicts them is a byproduct of the human brain trying to put a face to sleep paralysis. Think about it, i was a kid who had never seen aliens before yet i could describe them exactly as the media would. So no, they werent aliens at first, just tall white figures with black spots, probably from a glare, eye floaters, or general distortion the imagination creates when you look into the dark. I think enough people saw these white figures in their sleep and decided it HAD TO BE real.
Anyway, conspiracy theory out of the way...
So i now blame nearly every unexplained encounter on my fucked up sleep paralysis hallucinations. The time when i was a kid was the ONLY time i had ever seen anything during my paralysis up until recently. While living in the apartments i awoke to find a glowing soft-orange disc above our bed, i managed to yell "FUCK" which woke up my wife and got the disc to go away.
And now... The bathroom door in the hallway, it is just a door, not a shadow man... until i fall asleep. I am fully aware he isnt real but still he watches me and he's been watching me for the past month and i feel like im losing my mind. I havent told my wife about it because i dont want her to worry but im making this post because i HAVE to say something to anyone willing to read this.
I've been trying to stay up late and i avoid going to bed, but my wife keeps falling asleep on the couch and insists we go to bed early where we both work the morning shift. I want to be mad at her for making me go to bed at a reasonable time, but that makes me feel like a piece of shit because she isnt really doing anything wrong. She doesnt know about the man in the hallway and i dont want her to, but i still resent her for it.
The fuck is wrong with me?

Nov 15, 2017

Weekly Video Roundup 111517

Wife's Chili

Dutch Apple Pie

Django Under a Black Light

Really need to catch up on some work, also got a few things i want to "talk about" on here. I'll be back.

Nov 6, 2017

Weekly Video Roundup 110617

Visual Log October 2017


November Patreon Sketch time lapse 1 of 1

Dry Rub Chicken Wings: FOOD TIME Episode 8

Crafting a Tire Swing: Doin Things Episode 3

Holy Chet! Thass some videos! To be fair, some of these videos are older than a week old but feck it. We gots a Visual Log for October, the promo video for that Final Harvest thing (today is the last day of that BTW), another Patreon Sketch time lapse video, a chicken wings food time, and a tire swing doin things!
Phew! Would you like to receive your own TimTheScarecrow signed sketch in the mail? Consider joining my baswe ass Patreon! I post ERRYTHING there!

Oct 2, 2017

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Visual Log September 2017

TimTheScarecrow channel logos 2012-2017

LETS GO to The Orchard!

October Patreon Sketch time lapse 1 of 1

I wont be including the INKtober Sketch videos in these weekly video roundup posts cuz... theres gonna be a lot. If you REALLY care aboot em though, why not subscribe to my channel on YouTube? Or even follow me on Twitter... or something drastic like support me on Patreon?

Sep 25, 2017

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Feeding My Albino Corn Snake

Giving Myself a Coffee Cup Tattoo

How I Pick Up and Handle My Asian Forest Scorpion

A snake, tattoo, and a scorpion... normal stuff, right? Visual Log coming tomorrow!
If you're wondering why i made the scorpion one... im no expert but i do see bad advice given to scorpion owners A WHOLE FECK TON OF A LOT and i feel that with great power comes great responsatility.

Sep 18, 2017

Weekly Video Roundup 091817

My Reptiles 2017

Feeding My Asian Forest Scorpion

Doin animal videos for the next lil bit, then October will be pretty intense with the uploading, and expect some FOOD TIME in November!

Aug 7, 2017

Found an art thief! ...yay

This companion cube design thing is getting out of hand...
You're probably here knowing what my style is and how I tend to create "rough" looking art. Well as ive mentioned a couple times before I applied my style to the famous Companion Cube from Portal. Apparently my rendition of the character blew right the fuck up and is EVERYWHERE now!
Yay right? Kinda.
Ive seen 2 separate strangers get my design tattooed and credited me for the design which is insanely flattering since its just fan art, ya know? Not to mention tons of other artists doing THEIR renditions of other things in MY style claiming that "this design was inspired by TimTheScarecrow and his art"... which is also really fecking flattering!

But now I see on redbubble theres at least one person selling my exact design in sticker form... and claiming he is the original artist. WHAT THE ACTUAL HORSE FUCK!?!

I don't give a rats ass if people sell my artwork and make the moneys off of it... just don't lie about who made it. I filed a copyright complaint with redbubble and im hoping something gets done about it cuz that shit is whack!

Heres the original post of my artwork on deviantART

and here is "his" work

he just cropped out the poem! No editing to the picture, no re draw, nothing! mother fuck this makes me mad.
Here is a fine example of something that "irritates me" but doesn't make me want to punch holes in walls...

This guy is clearly inspired by my stylized portrayal of the character, he doesn't give me any credit for the design, but to be honest he doesn't need to. He took the design and RE DREW it. Which is perfectly okay. Does it irritate me that I got no credit? A little, barely. Cuz this guy made it his own. Not like the cum bubble above who just straight up took my painting and cropped it into a sticker.

EDIT: Just got a confirmation email from redbubble, they are looking into it.

Jul 2, 2017

Someone ELSE got my Portal fan art tatted!

This guy right here.
He left a comment on my last post about someone getting this tattooed saying he had just got this done yesterday and left a link to this!
This is super awesome and really (for some reason) means a lot to me.
His Blogger name was "Unknown" so i wont post his name or anything.
>> unless otherwise told <<

Jun 19, 2017

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Aliens Exposed!

Chip Lancer Teaser

Creamy Lemon Pepper Chicken Pasta: FOOD TIME Episode 6

Woot woot! This week had some interesting uploads. Another FOOD TIME along with a teaser trailer for The Daring Adventures of Chip Lancer, Space Salesman! ...and some weird conspiracy theory? Dafuq?
I've got a visual log coming and maybe another video or two and that'll be a wrap up before the "mid-season break" or whatever im calling it.
As always im posting even more (and secret) content on my Patreon, so you should check that out if you want more!

Jun 12, 2017

Jun 8, 2017

Beekeeping Update #1 (already!?!)

Today was my first day in an apiary!
I went to the local orchard and talked to the owner about shadowing him over the summer and offering some free labor when it came to working with the bees. As hoped, he was pleased to see that i was taking an interest and was really open to the idea of help!
So feck yes!
checking out the boxes with no suit, like a bawse
I noticed a secret bee gathering goin down
 The Reed Valley Orchard here in town is so gorgeous and it isnt even in full swing yet, they just opened up today and i cant wait until he calls me back to work with the bees!

Jun 5, 2017

How being "productive" has changed me so far...

A while back I decided to tackle the "lets take this thing seriously" challenge. I'm constantly creating, constantly working on something, coming up with more and more projects that keep getting grander and more time consuming, and im loving it!
You've seen me, and you know me...
I "started out" as an animator. I did that lil thing, what was it 'Welcome to Normality', right? From there I went on to do a short comic series turned 110 page graphic novel. Doing all that while slowly pulling together the pieces needed for my feature film starring marionettes 'The Freaks of LampCord'...
Just saying, ive already had a full plate.
NOW... I've got an acre and a half of land, a studio that im still fixing up, 4 human lives under my care, a box turtle, a red eared slider, an albino corn snake, and a cat.
Those guys all require a certain level of attention and time. (i'll hopefully be adding an emperor scorpion and more corn snakes to the family pretty soon, too ^.^)
Lets add some more to that, shall we? Ive taken on some smaller projects that are still in-the-running such as 'The Daring Adventures of Chip Lancer, Space Salesman!'... and SEVERAL YouTube shows like 'DOIN THINGS' and 'FOOD TIME'...
But what about personal things that aren't done just for the sake of showing people? Well I've also been tattooing myself and a select few other people, which on its own takes up a good chunk of time and since im not licensed or verified or anything like that, I don't charge people so no money or anything other than experience is gained by doing this... but im still doing it.
Lets do a list check real quick.
Filmmaker and animator, comic writer/artist, homeowner, father of 4 humans and 4 animals, handyman, food enthusiast, amateur tattoo artist.
Holy shit to do, Batman!
As if that weren't enough, I feel compelled to do EVEN FUCKING MOAR with my time and space!

As of right this moment im still working on clearing a space for an apiary (bee yard), im studying and soaking up all beekeeping knowledge I can find. Unfortunately there is no Beekeepers Association in my county and the nearest one is one of those half-assed ones that has very minimal information posted online... but im not letting that stop me.
I've already got the number of someone who collects swarms and I intend to shadow him around if possible to gather experience before starting my own hive, and if that doesn't pan out... i'll reach out to my neighbor as im told he has a history with raising bees. (this is last resort, not cuz hes unfriendly or anything, hes a great guy, but nobody wants a pesky neighbor bothering them asking for help all the time, and I don't want to be that guy.)
Next spring i'll also begin growing my own potatoes, onions and peppers in the field... gotta get the most of the land, man!
I'm even considering going back to raising chickens... Its generally easy (we had chickens when I was a kid and I hated the mean little bastards) and I know ive got the space for em.
So then I can add beekeeper, and homesteader to the list.
Well... how has this changed me?
It appears that being productive is like a drug. Not telling based on how I feel or anything, just looking at the trend of where I started and where I've ended up now.
Having "FUCK IT" as a life motto has been, well, productive. At least in my case anyway, as a creator.

I guess like a true addict I never really noticed how "bad" it all got until I took a step back and looked at myself, where ive come from and where I see myself going. If I wanted to be cheesy I'd talk about the light at the end of the tunnel and how the future looks bright, but to be honest I don't see an end of the tunnel cuz I really cant see myself stopping this. Not to say the present state is dark, the tunnel is well lit and I think they're even using those new LED lights cuz shit looks cray!
Any negative drawbacks?
Yeh, I guess so. I haven't really touched videogames in weeks. Which most of the elderly people will tell you is a good thing but I still miss them, I guess? I dunno, I had some time the other day and I turned my PS4 on, played like 5 minutes, got bored and turned it back off.
So it isn't really that I haven't the time or im too tired, they just don't grip me the way they used to.
Anywhich, more info on things as they happen!
If you wanna stay COMPLETELY up to date on all this then consider checking out my Patreon!

Weekly Video Roundup 060517

For Moose (2011)

JUNE Patreon sketch time lapse 1 of 1

Filling in my EYES sleeve tattoo

Alrighty. Couple notes this week.
First, wouldja look at all that variety here? Got a tattoo video, a sketch timelapse for a patron, and an old poem turned video reupload!
I would like to remind/shout out that I offer up to 12 of those sketches every month via Patreon if anybody out there is interested in getting one in the mail with some stickers!
Also im gonna be moving these Weekly Video Roundup posts to Mondays rather than Sundays since there always seems to be something going on Sunday. As with any new thing, all this "taking it seriously" business is going to take time to settle in and become a natural flow.
Thanks for reading!

May 22, 2017

Weekly Video Roundup 052217

Making of Chip Lancer Episode 1

Giving myself a honey bee tattoo

A couple hiccups this week.
A.) i fell asleep almost instantly after getting home yesterday so this post is a day late.
B.) for some reason the 3rd FOOD TIME video was saying that it was unrecognizable when i tried to embed it. Then i noticed that it was all static "error occured loading media" when i went to it. So i deleted it.... i dont have it backed up on my computer either. Oh well. I guess atleast i got 2 this week.

If you want more (and there is more) consider joining my Patreon! I upload tons of stuff to it just for my Patreon peeps, sometimes several secret things a day.
Like early sneak peeks, screenshots, free to use stock footage and effects, and moar!

May 15, 2017

My hard work is actually paying off... go figure.

Im now 20 days into this whole "taking it seriously" thing and i guess its actually working. Who would've thought hard work would yield results?
Ive done well so far with uploading about 3 videos a week and though the videos on their own aren't getting much attention... (in comparison to my past once-in-a-blue-moon uploads) ...they are still getting SOME views. Since im uploading and doing A LOT more now, those tiny bits of attention seem to be adding up... assuming this chart isn't a dirty damn liar.
On top of the uploads, ive been trying out "summary" posts here on my website where i simply upload a collection of whatever vids i had already uploaded that week. Looking at each individual video ive noticed i get 2 view spikes now. Once when its uploaded, then again when i do the summary post.
On my deviantART profile ive been making sure to upload atleast 1 picture a week, with every Wednesday having a new page of IoHS pop up. (along with sketches, screenshots, tattoo progress, etc.)
Jumping to the sharing and social media side of things. I went ahead and got a Twitter and Patreon! (you guys should totally check those out if you haven't already.) Following me would really help out a lot, hell you could even mute my posts and Patreon has a simple "follow" option that doesnt require money spent at all.
With those sites ive been sure to repost ANYTHING i do creatively and EVERYTHING i do to the Patreon, cuz lets face it, if you're supporting me on Patreon you deserve to see where your money is going!
Is this the formula for success? Maybe, i think 20 days is a little early to tell but so far the numbers don't lie...
Now on a serious note.
I have a few creative and life adventures im still working on and about to start on and i would like to thank each and every one of you who have supported me. (both emotionally and financially)
You guys are the bees knees.

May 7, 2017

Apr 30, 2017

Weekly Video Roundup 043017

Visual Log April 2017

WtN Bonus Features: Doll Showcase Part 1

WtN Bonus Features: Doll Showcase Part 2

Since i plan on (hopefully) uploading 3 videos a week for the next while, i thought itd be nice to wrangle em all together each Sunday incase you lovely reader(s) missed any. This week we got April's Visual Log, and a couple Welcome to Normality bonus features that never made it to DVD back in the day.

Apr 22, 2017

My Portal fan art became somebodies tattoo!

I was looking through images of Portal tattoos when i came across one that looked very similar to the mural i did on my bedroom wall a few years back.
black painted with a toothbrush, pink with a spray can
This took up the whole wall! Massive!
It was based on the rat man image from Portal
My version was rougher, and featured a straight line heart rather than the rounded one, (and an actually painted cube instead of a picture cut out)
And i guess someone liked it enough to take it to a very talented artist and get it permanently inked into their body!

notice the artist is a real G for giving me original illustration credit
This blows my mind! How crazy cool is that?
Anyway, the real credit for the tattoo goes to skimaskmantiac for putting in the work and doing an epic tatt!
And i know its been years since this tattoo was even done, but thanks and shouts to the guy who got this crazy cool tattoo!

Apr 21, 2017

FREE SHIPPING in my shirts shop!

Use the code FS417 when checking out in the shirts shop to get FREE shipping!
Offer ends April 23 2017

Check it out!

Apr 3, 2017

Jemilla Cook, artist or secret werewolf?

(shes not a werewolf, to my knowledge, that made for an interesting title though)

Just got my package in (a week ago) from Jemilla's shop Epheria! I got some stickers and buttons and man they're awesometastic. Ive been wanting that fetus pin for-the-evers and money was always like "shove off you piss paddle" then im like "i dont even know what that means but it sounds rude!".
Eventually money and i came to an understanding and the fetus became mine!
Long story short... check her shop out, its legitness.