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How to Make a Solar Eclipse Viewer

Most of you are from North America, and I’m sure you know about the solar eclipse next Monday, right? The path of totality will cross the United States, but all of North America will get to see it to varying degrees of partiality. For me, it’ll be around 75% partial.

Do you have your solar eclipse glasses? They’re hard to find now. If you don’t have some, don’t worry! You can still observe the eclipse! Actually, I made one today with my daughter. Here it is:

An easy to make solar eclipse viewer made with a cereal box.

That’s right, it’s a cereal box. Curious how to make it? It’s actually very easy. I made a video showing how I made it, so if you want to try this out, then definitely watch the video!

Are you going to make it? Any kind of cereal box will do. You can use pretty much any kind of box, actually. Just make sure no light is getting in except through the pinhole. Let me know if you’re going to make it!

Countries I Want to Visit

How many of you like to travel? I would love to visit every country in the world. Yes, even the dangerous ones, as long as they’re not dangerous in the future. But there are some that I absolutely want to go to within the next ten years.

Below is a video where I describe the countries I want to visit. You’re welcome to read the list below the video, but you won’t get the reasons or why some of these countries are special to me. So, watch the video!

And here are the countries:

  • Norway
  • Germany
  • The UK
  • Ireland
  • Russia
  • Iceland
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Costa Rica
  • Italy

So, which countries do you want to visit, and why? Let me know in the comments section below.

My Most Difficult Female Character Deaths

When you read a book, most likely you’ll get attached to some of the characters. And then some of them die. Don’t you hate it when that happens? Well, in today’s VEDA video, I talked about 4 female characters that I really did not want to happen. Why only female? I’ve found that there aren’t many male deaths that have affected me. There are a couple, but I don’t think it’s enough for a video.

If you want to know which characters they are, then you must watch this video. But be warned that there are spoilers! If you don’t want to be spoiled, then don’t watch. The books featured are:

  • Angel Fire East, by Terry Brooks
  • The Rise of Endymion, by Dan Simmons
  • The Elfstones of Shannara, by Terry Brooks
  • Dragonsdawn, by Anne McCaffrey

I won’t mention the characters, but you can find out if you watch.

If you’ve read any of these books, let me know what you thought of these characters’ deaths without giving any specifics about the names or how they died in the comments section below. Also, don’t tell me about any other characters in different books, because I don’t like spoilers, either!

The Biggest Pokemon Center in Japan!

VEDA continues with some Pokemon! When we were in Japan two months ago, we visited the biggest Pokemon Center in Japan. It’s called Pokemon Center MEGA TOKYO, and it’s in Ikebukuro. We also visited Ginza, Tsukiji, ate some sushi, and went to our old neighbourhood. All of that is in this video. Check it out!

Do you want to go to Pokemon Center MEGA TOKYO? Let me know in the comments section below.

VEDA Has Begun!

This month, I’m participating in VEDA, or Vlog Every Day August. I’ll be uploading a video every day this month. I have a few Japan videos to do, so I don’t have to record new videos all the time, and I currently have about 5 days’ worth of videos to upload. I plan ahead.

Today is August 1st, which means it’s the first day of VEDA. And so, here is the first video. It’s Authors Answer #37, where I talk about beta readers. Check out my updated answer 3 years after I originally answered it.

And now it’s your turn. If you’re an author, do you have any beta readers? And how many? Let me know in the comments section below.

The 13th Doctor Was Revealed! It’s a Woman!

Yesterday was the day that the 13th Doctor was to be announced. In Doctor Who, all of the Doctors have been men. But now, we have a female Doctor! It is Jodie Whittaker.

Some people are unhappy, but the response seems to be mostly very positive. The opponents often say they don’t want a female Doctor because the Doctor has always been male. But Time Lords have changed gender in the past, so why can’t The Doctor?

Here’s what I had to say about this:

And in case you missed it, here’s the reveal trailer:

So, what do you think? Are you happy with the choice of actors for The 13th Doctor? Let me know in the comments section below.

I’m No Newbie! The Jay Dee Show 36

I actually recorded several videos in the past week. But I still have to edit and upload 3 of them! Yikes! Well, one should be up today. In the meantime, I did upload 3 videos, all to my main channel.

I also decided on a bit of a revamp of my channel and video thumbnails. Content changes slightly, too. I’m doing away with the intros on my videos, as they’re really unnecessary. I’m trying to tighten up my content so I get to the point. Videos may become shorter as a result. So, let’s look at last week’s videos.

First up is a software-related Authors Answer video. Check out what I use to write.

Next up is the video that changes my channel. Well, the changes happened around this time. New thumbnails!! Let me know what you think. This video is the reboot of the Booktube Newbie Tag.

And finally, big news. The 13th Doctor is a woman! Surprised? Happy? Unhappy?

This week should have a few good videos coming up, including a top 5 list, a Star Trek video, and more!

Let me know what you thought of the videos, as well as the new thumbnail design.