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AaronAnims
AaronAnims
Nov 27, 2019

https://vlare.tv/v/mKfE67cl

How to join Vlare and other sites without losing your old YouTube videos! I also consider the topic of simply re-uploading all your own YouTube videos and why that's really not a great idea/upload strategy in my video: 10 Steps to Download Your Entire YouTube Channel. The benefits are not just COPPA-related, there are other threats to your content and channel than simply COPPA or even copyright stirkes.


Hit me with an upvote/like! Whether or not you reupload your videos, it's still safer to keep your actual video content with you. Don't lose all your hard work like how Machinima partners/creators did! https://www.dailydot.com/parsec/machinima-youtube-deleted/

Consult a personal lawyer regarding your legal issues! Don't just let me or some other random person on the internet tell you what's legal or safe and what's not. The FTC and the law aren't fucking around, and neither should you. ALWAYS find the original source of legal advice!

Even if I'm not getting fined $42,000, YouTube is still one of the lowest-paying sites, has yearly scandals, overly strict policies and soon-- YouTube features like comments, subscriber notifications and personalizd ads-- will end up getting choked anyway. If my YouTube has uploads at all, they may be watered-down or edited. Depending on the final verdict on January 1st, 2020 my YouTube channels may be deleted. I don't have all the answers, but only time will tell.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AaronAnims | Discord: https://discord.gg/G7t7Bkg | Follow me on Vlare! Lots of new animations are in the works, not just lazy reuploads.
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AaronAnims
AaronAnims
Dec 10, 2019

The short answer is: I create sprite animations at high frame rates. I really prefer 60fps, but 30fps and 24fps frame-by-frame doesn't hurt either.

I'm here to break the ice about myself. My username is AaronAnims! I come from a long list of cringy and over-complicated usernames. I've been looking to make a new username ever since I realized that "AinnMS" was somehow more confusing than Ainn, Ain, and Neato. My name is Aaron (in case you couldn't tell) and "Anims" is a pretty obvious abbreviation for "Animations".

I started my "sprite animation career" on or sometime before June 2, 2010. This is the oldest date I have on record! So by now, I guess you can call me "old-gen"? It's not like I was any good back then, though. I started with Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga sprites, which eventually bumped into Kirby sprites, where I eventually found Maplestory. Modern-day me is pretty shocked I didn't just dive into Mario x Sonic animations to be honest, but hey, gotta start somewhere right?

Fast forward a few years, and I'm getting more deeply involved with Maplestory sprites. At this point, I had never touched the game in my life. I got slightly better and joined an animation group. It was dying by the time I joined, and quickly fizzled out. Fast-forward and I joined another, this one being pretty high-caliber for the scrub I was back then. They liked my music-video/animated rigging more than anything else, and somehow I got in. It was a miracle! I stayed exclusively in Maplestory Animation for years! I was such a hot topic in the community I was actually adapted into official Maplestory as "Kinesis". I felt like cool shit, had a falling out and took a break. This was the time I tried to "quit animating". There was no use, I can't quit I'm fucking addicted to making animations and music. HAH what a dummy I was for thinking I could ever leave my passion projects. <3 Sometime before I left, I created a series called "Hyper Emerald X". To this day, I'd love to pick it back up. I have ideas that Sonic animations still haven't used. You'll see.

I officially returned on July 26, 2016. I couldn't stay away from sprite animation, and pretty much picked up where I left off. It was impossible to keep it a secret, as people were literally still searching for me a year later. It paid off. I made teeny-tiny Maplestory Animations like usual, but something was different. A fire had been ignited when I "quit animating" and subsequently failed. It was then that I took a personal vow never to delete my content like that again. At least not without a backup copy somewhere available. I didn't realize how many people missed me when I left, and I pretty much bummed myself out. Fast-forward to sometime later that year, I got 100 subscribers and claimed my new name "AinnMS". "Ainn" is the made-up name for my mascot, and the "MS" stood for Maplestory, which was the content I had pretty much build my reputation on top of. This is probably the worst name I've ever picked, from a "how do I say/spell that again???" perspective.

Hyperbolic time-skip to December 2019, where COPPA initially seemed to threaten countless YouTube channels. I felt swept-up by the platform for the first time in my life and made a choice:

- Sit still and risk my content being wiped?

- Take action and protect the remainders of everything I've ever made.

I chose the latter, and took to Vlare to seek refuge. At this point, I love the site quite a bit. Just the fact I can have 2007-esque YouTube channel backgrounds is enough to make my mouth water. The idea of joining a community that's way less congested sure doesn't hurt either. I'm here on Vlare to make new content as I always have. I'm not here to "kill YouTube", but I am here because I'm pretty bored of putting up with the platform as a whole. If it's not YouTube-scandal this or YouTube-scandal that, it's "YouTube kills animators" and "high-profile YouTubers get away with X" for the 17th time. I can't see myself supporting a platform like that. It's even worse when you factor in the fact it takes 1 millions ad-enabled views just to make minimum wage in the United States.

Think about that for a second. 1 million advertised views every single month for the rest of your life? Just to barely meet the poverty line? No thanks. I'm focusing on other sites from 2020 onward. Thank God it doesn't seem like I'll have to flat-out delete all my channels, but I sure learned my lesson:

Don't leave all your eggs in one basket.

I actually should've seen this coming when Machinima entire video collection got clapped. Oh what's that? You didn't hear that Machinima removed every video they've ever made? You didn't know they wiped the entire channel before deleting the vast majority of it? Boy aren't you in for a surprise. Go to their YouTube channel or Google for the dozens of articles confirming it. I don't want that to be me next, LOL.

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AaronAnims
AaronAnims
Nov 30, 2019

AaronAnims Privacy Policy


Summary: I sometimes use Bit.ly links to track where and when a link was clicked. This is just to help AaronAnims understand where to share future updates. I'm not collecting personal, private or detailed information that you could be identified with in real life. In fact, the only "disclosure" I will be doing is sometimes posting screenshots of public comment sections or public information like the number of followers I have. I cannot, will not and have no interest in collecting information like your IP address, neighborhood, where you go to work, where you go to school, where you live, what your face looks like, what your real name is or similar information. I find that level of tracking offensive, and so I will absolutely not be collecting or trying to access super personal information like that.

It is AaronAnims's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while managing our accounts, profiles, profiles, blogs and pages. This Privacy Policy applies to official AaronAnims profiles and ainnms.com (hereinafter, "us", "we", or "AaronAnims"). We respect your privacy and are committed not to track personally identifiable information you may provide us through normal use or direct communication. We have adopted this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") to explain what information may be collected on our profile and profiles, how we use this information and why we collect it. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through our official profiles, sites and link shorteners and does not apply elsewhere.

This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms and conditions of each profile that hosts AaronAnims profiles, set forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our profile. Depending on your activities when visiting our profile, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

- Profile Visitors
Like most profile operators, AaronAnims collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers, free analyitics, and servers typically make available, such as language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. AaronAnims's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how AaronAnims's visitors use its profile. AaronAnims will never release personally-identifying information, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its profile. AaronAnims will not share personally identifying information other than already publicly-available information, e.g., visitor username, visitor avatar, display names and other public profile information. This is to ensure that you are in control of your private and restricted data. Official AaronAnims profiles will never disclose, sell, rent or share this information to third-parties in a personally-identifiable way for any reason.

- Security
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

- Links To External Sites
Our Service may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review their Privacy Policy, terms, conditions of each external site you visit. AaronAnims Privacy Policy can only be applied to official AaronAnims profiles. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.

- Aggregated Statistics
AaronAnims may collect statistics about the behavior of anonymous visitors to its profile. AaronAnims may display this anonymous information publicly. However, AaronAnims does not disclose any of your personally-identifying information.

- Credit & Contact Information
This privacy policy was created at https://termsandconditionstemplate.com/privacy-policy-generator/. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us through our officially-operated media and social profiles.

- Non-Exhaustive Summary of Collected Information
Here's a quick non-exhaustive list of what I actually do get to see/collect: What country you click or view my content from (such as YouTube analyitics, Twitter analyitics and similar), what time and date you clicked my Bit.ly links (time-zone insensitive and anonymized), what username you used to write a comment (duh because it's basically unavoidable), what icon or avatar you are using to make that comment with (which is also unavoidable), how many times a particular Bit.ly link was clicked (despite the fact the analytics are anonymized in nature), what website you accessed the link from (this includes things like those shady "MP3 YouTube downloader" site APIs) and finally what username and avatar you use if you choose to contact me directly (which is also unavoidable on my part). None of those applies to information you have marked as "private" or "friends-only" or if you have me blocked on a particular website. I'm just here to protect myself in case of radical shifts in the law or other online policies (e.g., COPPA revision or YouTube policies).

This is the average extent of what I actually want/get to access. With COPPA-compliance become a hot issue rolling into 2020, I'm just going to straight-up disclose what information I do have so that I don't get my ass handed back to me on a silver platter by a lawyer or law enforcement in the future. You have legal control of your personal information and many sites track you beyond what you might reasonably expect them to. I am here to tell you directly, so if you refuse to accept this policy it may become impossible for you to watch my content.

This privacy policy was created at https://termsandconditionstemplate.com/privacy-policy-generator/. You can easily make your own and refine it further in Notepad like I did. This is not legal advice, I'm not in any legal capacity. I'm just some guy on the internet telling you there's a free site that makes privacy policy templates. The choice is yours.

This privacy policy is effective starting November 30, 2019. While I attempt to share major updates to this policy, it is your sole legal responsibility to check these terms if there is any update and I assume no responsibility regardless of notifications.

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SwordGrayFire
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Back with those bitly links for the effects LMAO
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AaronAnims
AaronAnims·
Edit: It's still 10x shorter than the actual Google Drive link LOL and as a bonus, if I'm curious I can easily check the sites that people come from the most often. That's really useful if I'm just trying to figure out where to post. Like "okay it's updated, now where's the most important place I can post this announcement"?
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happyface
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holy shit, i used to watch your videos years ago but could never find you again. thank god for vlare!
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AaronAnims
AaronAnims·
Holy shit I remember you!! I didn't realize I was still that hard to find!
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@AaronAnims god, i loved your videos man. glad to see you again! lol
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Nice video
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Thank you.
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Awesome!
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Glad to hear it!
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AaronAnims
Formerly ↻ AinnMS
I'm a Sprite Animator undergoing reconstruction on my brand! Expect new videos, not reposts.

I'm mostly known for 60fps Maplestory Animations and joke videos, though I'm shifting to other styles.

Download Ainn's Sprite Effects Pack! It's a free download with over 12GB of effects, sounds, and resources for Flash and other sprite animators alike. Grab the November 2019 update from Google Drive!

https://bit.ly/AinnSpriteEffectsPack
Name
↻ AaronAnims
Gender
Male
Country
United States
Books
Warrior Cats?
City
Mushroom Kingdom
Hobbies
Animation, Drawing, Music Production, etc.
Movies
"All Cutscenes Game Movie".
Music
Vocaloid Ps, Koji Kondo, Jun Senoue, game OSTs and various obscure EDM genres.
Occupation
Being Dabes.