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Lets Plant 2

I now present Alex’s new mega episode from his channel ALeXMXeLA.com. He is very proud of this. It is different than his usual gaming videos. There is no video game. Instead, he and Amy present some educational material about plants. Sorta.

Lets Plant 2

Alex and Amy go to the store to buy plants, then head home and re-pot them. In between the commentary on plants, you’ll hear them bickering and talking about all sorts of other things as well. For instance, Alex wanted to make this two episodes, Amy wanted only one. Amy won that one. Alex was right. Off camera, Amy also wanted to cut a lot to make it shorter. Alex was having none of that. Enjoy! – Recorded 2016-04-14

Alex did a lot of the editing on the video (what there was of it) himself, adding scene transitions and choosing how to do the credits at the end, and making choices about how much to leave in and what to drop. He decided he wanted to include almost all of the footage we had, only a few seconds total were left out. And a few seconds of footage are actually included twice! So this is his longest video yet, over an hour. And while I may have cut some out of it if I was doing the editing all by myself to bring it under an hour, I admit to being amused by the sibling banter that winds its way through the entire episode.

Enjoy! And subscribe to his channel! This is the 74th episode. We have 70 more “in the can” that have been recorded but not yet posted. I am trying to post several each week, but am having issues keeping up with the rate he records them! In addition to the gaming videos, he has been making some more of these non-gaming videos occasionally as well about various topics. :-)

PS: Lets Plant 1 was an earlier video giving an overview of different sorts of trees that appear in the games he plays.

PSS: I specifically had Alex choose some of the built in “use it anywhere” music loops from Garage Band for the credits to be safe on copyright sorts of issues, but YouTube still identified it as copyrighted music (although with the wrong title, so I suspect it may be an incorrect identification) and so ads were inserted by the the supposed copyright holder. Annoying. Better than blocking the video, but still annoying. You can just close the ads, but still…

Update 2016-06-24 13:56 UTC: Had to upload a new version of this because a day and a half after publishing it Alex pointed out there was a place in the middle with an audio gap that escaped my notice despite watching it over and over again. I was able to fix it, and a corrected version is now posted and embedded above.

Update 2016-06-26 07:09 UTC: It looks like the new version, with the exact same closing credits music, didn’t trigger the copyright warning this time. Good. Because it wasn’t the song it said it was anyway. Sigh.

Four Months in the World

A day after my Four Years in the Jungle post, it is time to note that a little less than five minutes after I make this post, at 10:35 UTC (2:35 AM Pacific, 5:35 AM Eastern) Alex will turn four months old.  (Keeping in mind of course that a “true” month is 30.4368499 days… :-) )

As with last month, I’ll let Alex share a few of his thoughts on this milestone.  This time his comments were recorded during a video chat he was having with his Grandmother B at around 3:45 UTC on the 9th.

He would like to add that over the last month he has gotten to really like his mushy foods in addition to his milk…  especially that apple stuff…  that he really can figure out how to get the spoon in his mouth by himself, and he prefers it when we let him try, even if he sometimes (OK, often) misses his mouth.  He likes his toys quite a bit thank you and he really doesn’t understand why it seems we can’t always understand what he is saying when he talks.  He also appreciates the help standing and stepping, because although he’s working on it, he doesn’t quite have those things down yet, but practices whenever he can.  Oh, and he particularly enjoys pulling his sister’s hair.  That makes him laugh.