Ok here are the questions I received on my blog! I hope you get the answers you were looking for.
Q: What’s an off camera moment that has happened in the past year that you wish had been broadcasted by you or justine?
A: When Justine and I went to San Fran to wear the cam for a day. I wish we could have broadcasted the day BEFORE. It just seemed like everything was going wrong. It was funny all at the same time though. The airline lost my luggage, we had no idea where we were or what we were doing so that would have been interesting I think.
Q: How much wood can a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood?
A: I think he could chuck a lot of it.
Q: Whats your dream in life?
A: I want to have a career where I can help people. I would love to travel places and work on different projects to change people’s lives for the better. I would do that now if I didn’t have my school loans and other bills I have to pay. I would maybe work with the invisiblechildren.com project. Having a ton of money is not my dream. I feel such a strong responsibility to help people that need it. We have all needed help at one time or another…just making that my career and being able to pay my bills would be amazing to me.
Q: Where do you see yourself five years from now? Or do you prefer to just worry about ‘now’ and let later happen as it does?
A: I wish I had vision for 5 years from now. I think it’s wise to have a plan and not just worry about the “now”. What we are doing now is so new, so I am not really sure where it’s going to go. This is a good question it’s something I have been putting a lot of thought into. Hopefully I will have a better answer for you soon.
Q: Ok so here’s one for you. How has you life changed now that the cam has been introduced. Has it changed at all or do you feel like you have to put on an act for the camera and not be yourself anymore much like a celeb.
A: I definitely feel like my life has changed a lot. It’s funny how you change when you know hundreds of people are watching. The ways I may act differently are- I am not as comfortable with being AS goofy or silly. It’s kind of like when you first meet someone you aren’t always completely 100% comfortable showing them who you are until you know they will some how accept it. I am hoping that some day I will just feel comfortable and not worry about what people say. I think I act like myself, I just trying to avoid being on camera all the time. I try not to read the chat when I am on it so if people say mean things it won’t affect me if I don’t see it. I think some people are ok with the fact that I am not a celebrity. I don’t look like one nor will I probably ever be one. I think people are used to a perfect looking person with the perfect lines to say as if it were a movie. I have that image stuck in my mind as well sometimes, feeling like I have to live up to that standard. When in reality it’s not real (that’s why it’s a movie) we don’t get to practice our lines and that’s not what this is about anyway. Conversation changes, you don’t get too deep in front of the camera. It’s not really comfortable to just be at home and relax. I guess it all comes down to being confident enough with yourself to stop letting what people say bother you. Easier said then done, right ☺.
Q: How did you first get into design?
A: I grew up very involved with art. I wanted to be an art teacher for a really long time, or just an artist. I checked out a couple colleges that mentioned graphic design to me – so I checked it out. I honestly didn’t know what I was getting myself into haha. I took a chance and dove in headfirst and I really loved it. I had a feel for composition and detail so I fit right in.
Q: Do you guys still do parkour?
A: yes 😉
Q: iJustine seems to have a lot of haters. Obviously not on her chat rooms, but, you know, out there. Do you know what i’m talking about? What’s your take on all that?
A: I think anyone that chooses to put them selves out there is going to have “haters”. It bothered me a lot at first to be honest. When you see anyone saying mean things about a friend or someone you care about it’s tough to take. My first instinct is to just respond back telling them my exact feelings on what they had to say, haha. Like everyone has been saying- that’s part of what she does. I just need to support her in any way I can as her friend and I guess that’s what I try to focus on. I would be miserable if I focused on all that negative stuff.
Q: Any comment on the observation that the ijustine project might reveal more about its audience than about ijustine and dezzy?
A: I think that’s a good point. There are a lot of amazing people that watch that I have been getting to know better in the chat. There is just such a variety of people that watch it’s hard to clump them all in one category. I think it will reveal a lot about the audience though. If only there was a better way to sift out the perverts. ☺
Q: Just want to know if you have time to do all the things that people ask of you?
A: I try to make time..haha it’s getting harder as more and more people hear about this.
Q: It seems that you will attract a deal of attention from those who wish to destroy success.
How do you handle that?
A: Yes there are a lot of people that love to destroy what someone else is doing. I am not sure why, maybe they feel some satisfaction in that. I would never wish bad things on anyone so I just hope that those people will not affect us, only help us grow. I handle it by trying to separate the slander and ignorance from the constructive criticism. I would love to hear what people think, as long at their intentions aren’t to feel better about them selves by putting us down.
Q: how do you feel to share your home with a “net star”?
A: I don’t look at it like that..she’s just my best friend.
Q: Do you like it or not so much?
A: I love living with her. We have been friends for a long time now, before all of this stuff started happening.
Q: How much did lifecast change your relationship with Justine and her beeing?
A: It is just inconvenient. If we want to talk about something private she has to come in my room. It has been a distraction from the work we do, so that’s kind of taken a toll on things. We are trying hard to not let this affect our friendship, but with something like this we just need time to adjust to it. If it changes everything and things start to go sour in our friendship – You will probably be seeing me moving out, because lifecasting to me isn’t as important as my friendship with my best friend.
Q: Why did u select this theme ?
A: The theme of my blog? I like trees..and green. Hah
Why did I choose this entry topic? So people can see what its like to be a part of lifecasting. I thought I would answer both, because I don’t know what theme you are referring to.
Q: What was your closest call as is pertains to iJustine’s headcam!?
A: I would have to say it was when people started giving the address of the coffee shop we were at. It scared me a little..I knew it was bound to happen, but it was still scary.
Q: Why don’t you shoot more video?
A: Why don’t YOU shoot more video? jk I don’t know I think I shoot a lot of video..more then most. What kind of videos are you talking about Clintus? Justin cam stuff, sketch comedy, vlogs? We do a lot.
Michael from Sweden:
Q: I have a quick question. Im finding myself to think of you desiree as this sidekick-figure to iJustine. How do you feel on that take? I´ve noticed that you’re doing more camerawork than she is?
A: Yes a lot of people see me as the side-kick to Justine. Sometimes it bothers me because I definitely want to be seen as my own person for the things I do, not what she does. I think when people get to know me they see that we are different, which is why we make a good team…I stress the word team. Haha ☺
Q: Do you and justine go to school? how did you get to where you are right now (freelancing and making $$)?
A: We are both finished with school. She has her degree in multi-media and I have mind in graphic design. We got here by working for it and networking. We have to take a lot of chances too, going from a full time steady job to do freelance to try out new medias is risky, so we had to take a chance with that.