The Tale of the Unicorn

I began my YouTube channel as a means to establish an author platform ahead of time. Previously I'd started a WordPress blog that had moderate success, but it wasn't to the level I knew I'd need, and I'd also found blogging rather tedious.

As such, I decided to branch out onto YouTube by making reviews and eventually video essays, beginning with the anime-esque webseries RWBY. I was given a shoutout by Arnold Delgado (Murder of Birds on YouTube), perhaps the most popular and beloved of all the "RWBYtubers," and that push out the gate is what enabled me to get where I am now.

Though YouTube isn't my one true passion (that title belongs to my writing), I do enjoy making videos sharing my opinions on media and whatever else I like. Featured here are some of the videos I'm most proud of.

The White Fang Problem

RWBY has always struggled in depicting complex issues, especially regarding race. It features a fictional race of people known as the Faunus, who are essentially humans with a single animal trait. The Faunus are discriminated against in the world of Remnant, and RWBY's narrative suggests their organization to fight this oppression, the White Fang, has become radical and violent.

This simplification, which reads as an allegory for racism in the United States, suggests the victims of oppression are to blame for being "too aggressive" in fighting for equality. This, and many more issues, are explored in this video, largely thanks to the voices of black fans (and fans of other marginalized groups) sharing their experiences and perspectives, notably my friends Maxwell Media Inc. and Blake.

Linked here as well is a fund where you can donate to the NAACP. #BlackLivesMatter

The History of Winx Club

The history of the Winx Club franchise is rife with disaster, chaos, and confusion. Having grown up with the 4Kids dub here in the U.S., I soon discovered the Cinélume version on YouTube, followed by the Italian release of season 4 all the way back in 2009.

As a fan of the show, I've always been interested in the show's Italian origins and struggle to break into English-speaking markets. This series I created follows the general timeline of the franchise from its inception, through the Nickelodeon Era, and to the present day.

W.I.T.C.H. Deserved Better

If you're noticing a theme of me enjoying magical girl stories where women kick ass and take names, you'd be correct. W.I.T.C.H., like Winx and Sailor Moon, was an obsession of mine when I was young.

W.I.T.C.H. actually started as an Italian comic (grazie, italia), and was then adapted into an animated series by Disney, who actually published the comic through one of their imprints. Though the W.I.T.C.H. franchise is largely dead now, and it never enjoyed the success Winx Club did, its history is still quite interesting.