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Re: Luke Conard

Post by ferriswheel » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:11 pm

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kaysagossiper wrote:It makes me extremely uncomfortable when youtubers receive money, or things that cost money from their 10-15 year old fans. These kids are spending their allowance on people to make bank to talk in front of a camera for a few hours. I can't even stand the P.O. box letters. If I were in their position I would say that the viewers can send LETTERS and LETTERS only. not bioderma or money or random ass shit that most likely gets thrown away anyways.

I think this was very low of Luke. taking advantage of a bunch of kids if you ask me.

Or making their parents pay for it. Probably laying guilt trips on their parents to make them donate.
That would've never flown in my family, my mom would've just let me be mad at her. I only ever sent letters to my teen idols nothing else or at least I'd write them I'm not sure how many I actually sent :).
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Post by Kleineganz » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:00 pm

kaysagossiper wrote:It makes me extremely uncomfortable when youtubers receive money, or things that cost money from their 10-15 year old fans. These kids are spending their allowance on people to make bank to talk in front of a camera for a few hours. I can't even stand the P.O. box letters. If I were in their position I would say that the viewers can send LETTERS and LETTERS only. not bioderma or money or random ass shit that most likely gets thrown away anyways.

I think this was very low of Luke. taking advantage of a bunch of kids if you ask me.
I think you over estimate the amount of younger fans he has. Many of his core fans are older than 10-15, and have been following him for quite a few years. Yes he gained a lot of younger fans from his exposure to Ingrid's audience, but with the breakup happening I can see a lot of those girls sticking with Ingrid and un-subbing Luke. His core fans will stay with him and I honestly feel like his core fans are slightly older (20s and even a few in their 30s and older, like myself).

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Re: Luke Conard

Post by sleigh-belles » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:48 pm

Personally I find his campaign irritating. Part of it is the laughable way it is set up...the reward system seems a bit overvalued to say the least. Furthermore, a lot of my frustration with Luke has to do with the fact that it seems he is under the impression that he is talented enough as a singer to record/perform as a central profession. His covers are well made most of the time (although, sometimes even production can't help his voice), but live...The live videos make me cringe.

I do, however, think he has a lot of talent as a producer/editor of music, and I really hope that he focuses on that in the years to come (...especially as he comes up on his late thirties...) That aspect of his music has always been more impressive to me, and I think he could realistically turn that into a "serious" career.

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Re: Luke Conard

Post by Hippo » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:08 pm

Someone needs to have a joint intervention for Luke and Sawyer Hartman and explain to them they belong behind the scenes.
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Re: Luke Conard

Post by discrepancies » Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:40 pm

To be honest I just think Luke should stop trying to be a musician, or at least stop trying to sing. He cannot sing. He sounds dreadful. I agree with some of the people above saying he should only be on the production side of music. It just seems like he's living like he's a lot younger than he is. He acts really freaking immature a lot of the time and it just kind of comes across as creepy.
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Re: Luke Conard

Post by ohnoshebetterdont » Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:26 am

I don't know who has brought the idea to his head that he can sing. I mean, with autotune he can sing. But everyone sounds good with autotune. I heard his live singing in videos and it sounds like a bag full of cats that's being smashed against a wall.
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Re: Luke Conard

Post by smashthebox » Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:38 am

kaysagossiper wrote:It makes me extremely uncomfortable when youtubers receive money, or things that cost money from their 10-15 year old fans. These kids are spending their allowance on people to make bank to talk in front of a camera for a few hours. I can't even stand the P.O. box letters. If I were in their position I would say that the viewers can send LETTERS and LETTERS only. not bioderma or money or random ass shit that most likely gets thrown away anyways.

I think this was very low of Luke. taking advantage of a bunch of kids if you ask me.
I am sure he doesn't feel guilty or terrible at all for expecting it.

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Re: Luke Conard

Post by Angie V » Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:54 pm

kaysagossiper wrote:It makes me extremely uncomfortable when youtubers receive money, or things that cost money from their 10-15 year old fans. These kids are spending their allowance on people to make bank to talk in front of a camera for a few hours. I can't even stand the P.O. box letters. If I were in their position I would say that the viewers can send LETTERS and LETTERS only. not bioderma or money or random ass shit that most likely gets thrown away anyways.

I think this was very low of Luke. taking advantage of a bunch of kids if you ask me.
I agree. I also just think if he wants the money, then fricking save up for it and earn it yourself. I understand that other people on kickstarter could do that too, but damn he makes bank and the rewards sound really overvalued and not worth it.
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Re: Luke Conard

Post by sharethepleasure » Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:27 pm

I haven't watched Luke's vlog channel for a while, but all the comments about him being selfish/douche made me take a look at some of his latest videos. Honestly, I didn't see anything too disturbing about him. Overall, he seems like a nice guy.
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Re: Luke Conard

Post by jessica678 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:51 pm

His live stream is so awkward right now. I feel like he doesn't know what to do without Ingrid

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Re: Luke Conard

Post by bartie » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:10 pm

jessica678 wrote:His live stream is so awkward right now. I feel like he doesn't know what to do without Ingrid
Agreed. I just came here to say the same exact thing.

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Re: Luke Conard

Post by jules000 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:15 pm

bartie wrote:
jessica678 wrote:His live stream is so awkward right now. I feel like he doesn't know what to do without Ingrid
Agreed. I just came here to say the same exact thing.
He's begging for dollars now for his solo album project. Seriously, you live in a mansion, take lavish vacations every two months, and you need my ten bucks? Go fuck yourself, Luke.

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Post by Kleineganz » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:16 pm

Angie V wrote:
kaysagossiper wrote:It makes me extremely uncomfortable when youtubers receive money, or things that cost money from their 10-15 year old fans. These kids are spending their allowance on people to make bank to talk in front of a camera for a few hours. I can't even stand the P.O. box letters. If I were in their position I would say that the viewers can send LETTERS and LETTERS only. not bioderma or money or random ass shit that most likely gets thrown away anyways.

I think this was very low of Luke. taking advantage of a bunch of kids if you ask me.
I agree. I also just think if he wants the money, then fricking save up for it and earn it yourself. I understand that other people on kickstarter could do that too, but damn he makes bank and the rewards sound really overvalued and not worth it.
He makes "bank?" All of his channels combined don't come close to what Ingrid earns. If you take a split down the middle from the Social Blade estimates, he brings in about $145,000/year gross. After taxes (remember he's considered self-employed and California has one of the highest state income tax rates in the nation), that ends up being about $85,000/year. Now I know that may still sound like a lot, but he's living in an expensive part of California, splitting the rent on a pretty ritzy house with 4 other guys (two of which don't earn nearly as much as the rest). He also has a car and gas prices in California are also one of the highest in the nation.

To me it's a wonder if he can even have much left over to save for retirement (which I hope he's doing).

I'm sorry but in my mind that's not making "bank."
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Re: Luke Conard

Post by bunnysalad » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:20 pm

He is doing a live stream right now! He addressed the breakup and he seemed fine, not dodging but he did say it was good for the first 1 year and half.
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Post by Kleineganz » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:21 pm

bunnysalad wrote:He is doing a live stream right now! He addressed the breakup and he seemed fine, not dodging but he did say it was good for the first 1 year and half.
Thanks for sharing that - I can't view the livestream right now (at a cafe, slow wireless).

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Re: Luke Conard

Post by TheSnarkPalette » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:25 pm

I missed the thing about Ingrid. Now he's just fundraising. Man, I missed the part I actually cared about. Can someone elaborate on what he said?

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Post by Kleineganz » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:30 pm

TheSnarkPalette wrote:I missed the thing about Ingrid. Now he's just fundraising. Man, I missed the part I actually cared about. Can someone elaborate on what he said?
Someone over on the Missglamorazzi said you can find it around the 14:30 mark if you want to rewind the feed (or watch it later).

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Re: Luke Conard

Post by Bluebirdi » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:35 pm

... he is now twerking to Miley Cyrus "Can't be tamed"

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Re: Luke Conard

Post by Liney » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:40 pm

Bluebirdi wrote:... he is now twerking to Miley Cyrus "Can't be tamed"
It was interesting :?

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Re: Luke Conard

Post by bunnysalad » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:00 pm

He is addressing the cheating rumor now and he totally skirted around it without saying he did or did not cheat on her.
He is saying that they are better as friends and they mutually came to that, non dramatic, and they are going to see each other sometime this week.
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Re: Luke Conard

Post by checkmatey » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:07 pm

It sounds like their relationship just fizzled out, and they found out they were not romantically connecting?
It happens, but i'm sure there was still some hurt even though theyre pretending its all good.

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Post by Kleineganz » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:23 pm

I think I've decided a way to resolve my dilemma about the 15 sec. video clip that Luke will film as one of the Indiegogo perks ... I will submit him both script ideas and tell him to choose whichever one he's in the mood to do. I think either way it will be good for my channel. :)

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Re: Luke Conard

Post by checkmatey » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:29 pm

oldhaunts wrote:
checkmatey wrote:It sounds like their relationship just fizzled out, and they found out they were not romantically connecting?
It happens, but i'm sure there was still some hurt even though theyre pretending its all good.
Wouldn't you realize that sooner than almost two years later of dating?
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