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LiveChat time! We tried to do one last week and everything burned in a terrible mess of unusability, but today things worked out ok…for half an hour, and then spiralled out of control into unusability. We’re really sorry guise. We’re not sure what’s up with YouTube’s LiveStreaming lately. We’re trying to figure out what’s wrong. We’ll try again next week.

So, for our first little pre-package opening, we’d like to give thanks to:

The Wisconsin Nasties!
Katharine from Austria
Margarita and Amelia from Israel

Again, sorry that we couldn’t do it on camera. But we had so much fun opening the packages afterwards! As did Meemers, who – what the hell – is such a rude cat. It’s not that he wants to go in the boxes, which he does, but he also insists on eating everything that we’re eating. He doesn’t do that regularly with our food, but with these boxes, he was all over us trying to bite the food out of our hands. Next time we open up boxes like that at home, we must feed him beforehand.

For the packages we opened today, we’d like to thank:

Magda from Poland for all of the awesome Polish snacks
The SoCal Nasties James, Lindsay, and Nick

For the SoCal Nasties, we started opening your package at the end of the LiveStream when the internet started melting :( I would have loved for you to see how much we’re freaking out on camera, because the art you guise sent us is absolutely lovely. Thank you!

We’re gonna try with YouTube again next week, and if it doesn’t work again I think we’re going to have to try a different platform. Does anyone have any good recommendations? I heard people mention Twitch TV. Is that any good? The reason we ask is because we used to do LiveChats at a different website, but then we brought so many Nasties over that their server melted. YouTube can handle lots of traffic. Can Twitch? I don’t know. Sorry if that’s a noob question!

Till then, make sure you’re subscribed to see us do more random stuff, like LiveChats and bizarre bloopers from our other videos. Woot!

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  1. Gracie グレイス

    Wow, Im watching this so delayed! -shakes head- Anywhooo, where’d you get the cheesehats? They’re so cool :D

  2. papermonkey

    So I’m just going to throw this out there – I totally think there should be an EYK read-a-long or book club type event.

  3. That sounded like the best Livechat ever!!!!!……but too bad there were so many chunks missing. I really wanted to here more of your opinions on Catching Fire (Simon you need to do one!) and who would survive best. Serious bummer about all the issues :(

  4. I know that I’ve watched a few Japanese concerts via Ustream, so that might be an option for you. They can handle a lot.

  5. daejeon and confused

    A lot of my Korean friends watch livestreams on afreeca tv. It seems to be a really stable platform for livestreams and handles a huge amount of traffic without issue.

  6. Freakin sake….! MY BOX!!! :O :D :D It diidnt make it for the opening!? :( :( Next time!?

    Edit: I have been wait´ning for you to open the box since 1th october… ;)

  7. I would really like to see the artwork that you guys got at the end. Would you show it next week?

  8. YukiRed

    You started talking about Royal Pirates then the video cut off and next thing I hear is “UKISS” and it just tears me up a bit T_T

  9. Joshua Hollenberg

    FWIW, I’ve watched PAX and other webcomic livestreams on Twitch TV and it can handle traffic really well… I’d recommend it!

    It also comes with a mobile app!

  10. Ruby Polanco

    Hi Simon and Martina! I’m a huge fan of you guise! I’m going to Korea in September and I was wondering if was at all possible to meet you–that would be wicked (not wicked as in corrupted by the devil, but wicked as in good, you know?) I hope you see this comment! :D

  11. You guys should try Ustream.

  12. Yay Wisconsin!!! I knew right away that those hats were from a Wisconsin fan. Go Green Bay Packers!!!! (Side Note: I’m from Wisconsin)

  13. Helene C

    “Again, sorry that we couldn’t do it on camera. But we had so much fun opening the packages afterwards! As did Meemers, who – what the hell – is such a rude cat. It’s not that he wants to go in the boxes, which he does, but he also insists on eating everything that we’re eating. He doesn’t do that regularly with our food, but with these boxes, he was all over us trying to bite the food out of our hands. Next time we open up boxes like that at home, we must feed him beforehand.”

    I would definitely love to see Meemers in action. ^_^

  14. SIMON LOOKS LIKE BOB THE BUILDER!!
    Soo funny.

  15. This was probably the worst quality livechat guise :( But it was still better than none !)

  16. Cyber_3

    For what it’s worth, what’s here is pretty great but it does have progressively larger chunks missing at the end.

    Maybe until this s/w issue gets resolved, you could try setting up one of your own cameras on a tripod rolling in parallel so that if the livechat chunks, you still have a good record and can upload that later instead and it won’t have any missing bits and won’t feel you have to keep backpedalling. So, even if the live event doesn’t work well, you still have something decent to upload and then you can work your way through the packages faster and more carefree? Just a thought.

    edit: sorry, that was kinda redundant. need caffeine……

  17. why not try twitch?

  18. Jessica May

    Actually, I don’t know if it’s just me but I have a feeling that Youtube in general has been tending to have troubles for a few weeks now, like videos getting stuck in the middle or refusing to load (when my internet connection is pretty decent), or sometimes I can’t even access youtube at all… Ah well maybe I’m just not good at dealing with the internetz!

    • Nongtipa Limson

      Youtube has been quite unreliable as of late. Many videos I want to watch are suddenly unavailable, but when I refresh it, its okay….sometimes I have to come back and watch it the next day. You aren’t alone love, I’m having similar issues, and its def. not my internet connection, since I have no problems streaming video from other sites.

  19. thisisjustforfunval

    Melting Internet, does that looking somethink like the scene from the Matrix after Neo takes the red pill and has quick silver crawling up him till it floods him into the real world?

  20. Twitch is pretty popular for gamers livestreaming, it’s probably worth a shot… can’t be worse, right?

  21. Magda

    You guys are most welcome, I’m really glad that you enjoyed the package. :3 I’m just sad that it lagged so much and I couldn’t see your reaction to the PSY lollipop (I hope that you guys found it ;;). AND OMG I DIDN’T EAT THE WHOLE PACKAGE OF THOSE STRAWBERRY TOFFEE BALLS, i just ate one, i’m not a piggy. ;; About the origami stars in the egg, yes, I made them all (broke two nails during the process), i forgot to count them tho. And the method i used to fit them all in this egg shall stay a mystery. //does the batoost mystery head dance// OH ALSO! I’m the purple head that asked you to sign the package receipt during the polish fanmeet after party, idk if you guys remember… anyway, stay awesome! :D

  22. Kriti Kujur

    Simon plays basketball, right?
    I kinda want to see a Simon v/s Martina match huehuehue :P
    Ok that was random.

  23. Ash3070

    I was thimnking could the freezing be due to the faact that YT slips in ads and a lot of people have adblock? x x x

    • Cyber_3

      I have adblocking (for youtube – eyk itself is whitelisted) and it’s never frozen for me before, I’m actually just watching it more live with less delay. The issue in recent weeks lies somewhere else.

      I have found youtube to be EXTREMELY laggy at some points lately. Like, during the YTMA weekend, I couldn’t stream anything at all, it would just freeze, and it’s been somewhat that way randomly on a few weekends since as well. It’s not my isp, they’re next door to me.

  24. kpopfan123

    Happy Thanksgiving guise!! > . < *______*

    <3<3<3<3<3<3

  25. Moses Anderson

    no comments?

      • Moses Anderson

        Anyways I have a couple of suggestions. The lag is not likely to be cause by your internet connection. However it could be a matter of if you’re using WiFi it could cause a bit of lag, another factor could be purely the computer you’re using, the computer may not have enough power to run the encoder for upload… Network congestion is another factor. I’d suggest using a wired connection and a different live streaming platform, I know for myself Wirecast was terrible but found Open Broadcast Software to work well and have minimum lag. When you have spare time run a couple of tests with different configurations.

        • The computer is solid: fully spec’ed out MacBook Pro. I’ll try making it a wired connection, though! Maybe that’ll help :D

        • Cyber_3

          I second using a wired connection for this. I would also ask if there is some new wifi/frequncy type devices that you have acquired lately that might be interfering. Are your cell phones sitting near the wifi antenna or hub?

        • Moses Anderson

          another problem with Seoul is that there is so much Wifi that pretty much all of the channels overlap each other…

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