Why I Don't Have a "Face Reveal"

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  • [ – ] Kualdir reply By looking at the comments I can tell you a lot of people don't watch videos to the end =D
  • Costadinov reply You're not just another random person on the internet. You make awesome animations, great voice-overs, and here you're showing, again that you are a person like any of us with flaws. You're an individual, one that has followers and people who look up to you, and hope that with your video you can show some of your followers who relate to your experience that they too, can fight back. Also I've seen some images from vidcon and if that was you at your lowest point, I can only imagine how gorgeous you must be when you're feeling well with yourself. Thank you.
  • Radioactiveroach reply You're really cute 😊
  • Rawman reply its easy to see how many people actually watched the video haha! as someone who can relate to all the struggles jaiden has been through and goes through this video is amazing! this video puts me at ease that my weirdness and strange take on life might actually be more normal (or common) than i think. this is a great video and im glad she done this. maybe one day ill do a face reveal video. maybe not but if i do my view on it will be just like jaidens. fantastic video. well done!
  • DanRoot reply You've the support from everyone :-) You're incredibly strong and brave.
  • AbbasAmir reply I understand Jaiden, Be yourself and be positive :)
  • Killerpez1093 reply Nobody is forcing you. I understand completely
  • WolfandRaptor reply jesus dude, that is depression. you define it really accurately. everyone has different reasons surrounding their depression, but it feels just like that... glad you made it through such a harsh time, keep on trucking girl!
  • nexxtmediaguide reply SO... can we go dating. Once you kiss a puppet you no go back..., to human....., wait too much?
  • sphinxxx reply It's okay, it's your choice, nobody is forcing you to do a face reveal. Just be yourself. We will love you as you are.
  • [ – ] Chrone reply Just be yourself Jaiden, if there is any platform out there that's really accepting of any type of person it's probably Vidme. If you don't want to show your face, just don't, I think your animations and voice-overs are good enough for everyone :)
  • MutantPixel reply So I didn't even know who you were until I saw this pop up on the Hot section of Vid.me. Any ways, the subject of depression is something I'm very familiar with. This was a strong video and it sent a very real message. Thanks for letting us random internet goers see that side of you :)
  • joemcbro reply The ability to communicate things so concisely and bring people into an experience is a rare skill. You definitely have it.
  • jclifford3881 reply Sometimes when we are drowning in darkness, knowing that we are not alone gives us strength to stay above the surface. Thank you for sharing your story.
  • Orrelion reply What a emotional story. Keep being strong and thank you for sharing. Love the animation!
  • [ – ] Dos_Gaming reply Don't do a face reveal cus I'll never do one.
    • [ – ] DanRoot parent reply She did do one at the end, but I think it was designed that way :-)
      • Dos_Gaming parent reply I know. I respect her decision but it's harder to keep a character now adays... for me it's like santa. My character is magic, made by the imagination of my viewers.
  • Ancf27 reply This is my first time watching any of your videos Jaiden. Your message truly resonated with me and I loved your animation. Revealing your face is entirely your choice and you do not need to do it, but it's nice to see you're attempting to change yourself for the better. To make yourself feel better while doing the same for others. I have to say I do feel better about my own problems (which are similar to yours in some ways) after watching this video. It's nice to know you're not alone and this video gets that type of message across (at least to me it does). I wish you the best and I'll try to continue supporting your channel and videos as much as I can. You seem like a very lovely person with a big heart, even if you've gone through hell and back you're still an awesome person who's got more to offer in terms of amazing creative content and personality. Keep being awesome Jaiden and I hope you have a great day. :)
  • TheGamerChong reply Well said, i hate identity politics where people judge you base on what you are rather than what you can do or your actions rather
  • [ – ] GottMedia reply Something to add to the "Show your kids" list of advice videos.. Being a single dad it's hard to find answers to my daughters problems, this is a great short!! Keep em coming... Also congrats on concurring your fears!
    • [ – ] Bodhi88 parent reply I see you follow Von. figured you should see this. This is his house and his kids rooms. https://vid.me/ETS0
      • [ – ] GottMedia parent reply @Bodhi88 You should check the community rules.. I don't think you should be posting irrelevant comments. Although child abuse is bad, it's still a rule you should try to adhere to... I have no clue who "Von" is, maybe I do follow them. But going around posting on other peoples threads, dirt on Von, is just bad form, and I think it's considered self-promotion... Let's keep vid.me spam free.. For all we know that could just be some random pics you grabbed off the net..
        • [ – ] Bodhi88 parent reply I'm not trying to self promote my channel. This is just a secondary channel to reveal who Von Helton truly is. These pictures where taken from his home and was gotten from an inside source. He even admits that those where pictures from his house on his latest video, but claims he was going to do a bit of spring cleaning anyway. To support this man is to support child abuse.
          • [ – ] GottMedia parent reply All in all the point I was trying to make is that, this thread isn't the place for what you're doing... In fact no comment thread is appropriate... I follow my followers back.. I don't care who they are.. That's how we should ALL be as creators.. If you have a News Tip for me, or want to share a video like this with me, please use direct messaging.. If you look at my albums you'll see I'm creating a news program so yeah I'm super open to receiving tips, just in my Inbox :)...
            • Bodhi88 parent reply I do apologize. I didn't see that he followed you thought, but next time I will inbox you. Not to familiar with messaging on here, so again I apologize. It was the only way I could think of to showing someone that follows him what he is really about.
  • Killerpez1093 reply Nobody is forcing you. We all understand. I don't show my face myself. Wearing a mask in vlogs really is hidden. You are a good person. Dont let people bring you down.
  • generalhelen reply Thank you for your honesty I am grateful for people who tell it like it is, God Bless you! I am glad you keep getting back up. Sometimes it is better to put it all out there then keep it inside.
  • JessicaMartwin reply You seem like a really nice person. I am so sorry that you have gone through so much. It's hard to hear that other people have gone through so much stuff. And I think words always hurt you even if you don't think they do. High school is the worst! I think you did an amazing job explaining everything. Keep up the good work and keep your head up.
  • LightInHell reply This isn't me being a suck-up just because you included your face at the end of the video (And you were cute). But because of how you present and animate yourself through your drawings, your creativity and honesty, depressed and all is attractive. Made an account just to post that, so take it how you will and have a nice day.
  • [ – ] BlackbirdFrost reply Interesting story, and one I can relate to in a lot of ways. The face reveal wasn't really necessary, IMO, so I hope you didn't force it. I, personally, was drawn to your content by the cute animations you do, so if you were just another vlogger with a facecam, I probably would never have even noticed you. It's easy for an attractive person to turn on a camera, talk about random crap, and have a bunch of random superficial people hang on their every word without even listening to it. As (sort of) an artist myself, I always appreciate the hard work that goes into things like what you do with your videos.
    • BlackbirdFrost parent reply As for the eating disorder...it's not quite the same, but I kinda suffer from one as well. Bit of the opposite of yours, though. I'm compelled to eat everything that's placed in front of me. I ~CANNOT~ leave leftovers! I ~CANNOT~ waste food! Even if I have to force myself! Needless to say, I'm a much heavier guy than I should be. I'm relatively healthy, but I attribute that to lucky genetics. Still, I'm not getting any younger, and I know I can't count on that saving me forever. I don't really know where I'm going with this, I'm just rambling at this point. Anyway, best of luck to you! Hope all the good things come your way and that you can keep moving forward with your life!
  • bekoli reply Impressive story telling. Both in visual and spoken text. Just thanks.
  • [ – ] TheThrashyOne reply Heavy stuff. I do wanna put it out there that you're probably not as weak as you think you are; after all, you spent (what I presume is) quite a lot of time thinking up the right imagery to convey your own personal demons through this whopping 13 minute long animation. That's a lot of time for introspection, and the fact that you could stand to take such a long and candid look at yourself bespeaks of at least a *little* inner strength. Keep doing what you're doing, Jaiden. Your animations reach quite a lot of eyeballs out there, and it might just surprise you how many people you inspire.
    • WeirdestNews parent reply When I started making videos I was afraid to show myself for quite some time. Then I created another channel where I started to show myself. Check out my channel, you might like it.
  • Aureolin reply Respect for sharing! Thank you! These things are not easy to talk about and I feel are not talked enough. There is no shame in this! I've watched your creations before, but never has one touched my heart like this. No question about sincerity! Even if you might doubt yourself - I don't. Thank you again! " I'll be waiting for more!
  • Phrenomythic reply Jaiden, I hate it for you that you are struggling with these issues. I fully understand that psychological problems like these are not to be underestimated. I have followed you on YouTube for years and know that you are one of the kindest, most talented and sensible people over there (and now here). And this is one of your best videos to date, both the animations, the message and the way you delivered it are just perfect. It is good you are so aware of the problem; that is the first step to getting better and I hope you get better soon!
  • [ – ] DevinSeviyn reply I have not even heard of you until I stumble upon this video just now, but thanks. I've been going through a lot with the YouTube horror community on Twitter and I'm kind of using Vidme as a redo. I have mad respect for you that you kept powering through even when you were uncomfortable and beat down. I will promise to do the same and never stop doing what I do for not only the sake of myself, but for my fans(both current and future) as well. I too want to be a helping hand and a shoulder to cry on. Too many feels right now, and I know I'm babbling. I just wanted to say thanks and that I wish for the best for you. Keep up the great work, and never change who you are. You don't get a lot of genuine people like that anymore. The end was epic by the way. :-)
  • Klowny reply You're pretty and your animation is pretty. Not lying to you, if I was going to have to lie... I just wouldn't comment. Great vid.
  • INVAZOR33 reply porn at 10000 followers?
  • KaiKipzRulz reply The end always gets me..
  • jarredjackson reply Look chick... Using VidMe as your emotional tampon probably isn't the best therapy option long term.
  • FreshTechTV reply Dope animation, great message, cute face
  • loldrewlo123 reply Do a face reveal
  • FPS_Rican reply Really good video, I'm loving your content! Animation is so cute, be you do you is all I can say!
  • [ – ] Wolfer reply I don't need to see your fucking face!
    • [ – ] Wolfer parent reply In all seriousness...I really appreciate how real you were in this video and I'm sorry what you've experienced in the past and are experiencing now...You seem like a really great person. Stay strong!
  • GooseBoose reply I don't do face reveals cuz I just think they're overdone and boring now. Plus, I agree-- too many people judge content creators or, hell, people in general solely on looks and such. I've grown bored and tired of "corner face-cam" Youtubers. I just wanna do it my own way. I dunno if I'll do a face reveal, but I don't want to. Not cuz I'm shy or anything close to that, it's just that I think it's pointless. It's like asking a celebrity known for wearing shades to take off their shades. It's like, what do you expect? Dude's got eyes, I have a face. Ain't nothing special 'bout that.
  • Dj_N8 reply OH MY GOD I KNOW THIS ONE!!!! Your awesome. I saw your other video on youtube.
  • SoberDwarf reply Thank you for making this. The part where you said that it felt like you were getting compliments and hearing how great you were didn't resonate and instead felt like they are lying. This is something I struggle with constantly myself. While it never led me down your path, it has made me self-destructive in a lot of ways, including isolating myself so I don't have to deal with it and never letting people in. I hope things continue to get better with you.
  • Sonata_Gundam reply Hi Jaiden, thank you for sharing your story. You are a really good visual story teller, watching your videos have been helping gone through my ow difficult times with my parents/work. I watched this last night after just feeling so defeated because reasons, and your story helped me so that I could sleep last night without my recurring nightmare. Sorry anyway I just wanted to say thanks and how much I appreciate your videos.
  • Joelun reply What a really powerful message , forgive me for late response. But I'm glad to know that you continue to try.
  • SaNztH3CoMICVM reply U scared me on that beeeeeeeeeeep sound
  • BeMOe reply Jaden you are an amazing person and we love you.
  • SixPocketStudios reply You're pretty good looking actually
  • FanaticAnimator reply omg...her face was revealed...not
  • netsat reply Stay Strong.
  • RenBlogger reply You're quite talented. And, strong, to be that vulnerable! Thanks for making this video.
  • wingus3102 reply I use to be that way, til I shattered my mental breakdown, I told myself I have nothing to lose, I can do whatever makes me happy even though nobody will agree, fuck it I'm just going to do it, the hell with people, social class and rep. Every crisis or disaster happen. I laugh it up when people say I shouldn't. I take life as a fucking joke. Even when things don't go my way, at least I know everyone around me will die eventually and we all go to hell. I already accepted death. I only have a couple of years left to live anyway. Might as well live life to the fullest, and piss anyone off for not taking their life for granted, sensitive butt hurt ninnies who take everything too seriously. I'm an asshole, I'm that one guy who would laugh at a funeral when everyone is mourning. That's just how I cope with depression and frustration. Nothing but laughter.
  • Lypstick reply I love you so much
  • OldChief81 reply I am a 56 year old man, I have many issues (more then you could handle) but I accept me, I love myself and I move on. Jaiden, you have a talent and who cares what you look like! watching your videos I never wondered what you look like...because my dear, I am from the past, I listen and hear what you say! Thats your beauty! The sense that every forgets!
  • Torok0420 reply I Rarely Face Reveal .... For Some Of The Same Reasons
  • Nutjobpls reply You've pretty much described what male hairloss is like. Only, male hairloss is not a choice, it's not in your mind, and there is no fixing it. And the worst part is that society doesn't give a shit and it's alright to shame it, unlike eating disorders or body types.
  • StefanJenkins reply Do what you want to do. If you don't want show your face don't its your channel :) Your animations are great let your work speak for it self :) Don't sell yourself just on your looks because after time they will fade and you will be left with nothing. Thanks for sharing this story I bet it wasn't easy.
  • Rag3QuitnGaming reply i'm fuckin crying by the end because this video struck a cord with me on a level that i didn't even know that i could. but it has given me hope. that may have been the kick that i needed. i don't know what prompted me to click it from the home screen, but i am very glad that i did. thank you for posting it. you've earned a permanent follower.
  • Icefreak reply yayya i found jaiden's vidme! Also, you were AMAZING AT VIDCON! The smile on your face was true to you and also the smile at the end. THE ANIMATION SQUAD IS STRONGER WITH YOU!
  • Masterdoctorn7 reply Hey Jaiden, I know what you've been through to be honest. My ex gf went through a lot that you went through and the journey about standing back up. Also, great animation.
  • poopmaster222 reply nmy pooop lol!!! hahahaaah !!!! i shit out my crap!!! hHAHHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! LOL!!!
  • Ms_K reply awesome animations and u have dope content on the channel
  • TypedScroll reply cool story bro.
  • F1r3fly reply I love your honesty. *thumbs up back* ;) :)
  • bononoz1 reply I'm not gonna show my face either, I'm doing it to be safe online, by portraying a character, I get immersed into playing that character and become a different person to what I actually am. But otherwise, great story, paranoia affects me a lot as well.
  • mynx-v-marie reply Absolutely love your animation style!!!
  • Wrds_ reply I've never seen your content or heard of you before but you seem like a thoughtful person, and I like thoughtful people. I know what it's like to feel like you're drowning in your own head. Had an eating disorder on the opposite end, overeating. My feelings lead me into wanting to help others too and like you suggest I did learn to help myself over time. Thanks for sharing stranger, it's refreshing to hear something candid. Followed.
  • wright_natalie reply you look very beautiful jaiden, you're such a very brave person :)
  • AnimangaNation493 reply at first, I didn't know how to comment on this because I've been in the same prison in in my mind but all I can say is a Good job and keep moving forward - heman493 creator of Animanga Nation
  • CyberChampMC reply I love Jaiden so much <3
  • ElevatingTheTriStates reply A persons face shouldn't matter, It shouldn't matter what you look like but what quality content you make. You do look pretty though
  • Crackmacs reply 7 and a half years being anonymous online here. Have a pretty large twitter following that want to know what I look like. It's so irrelevant. Really enjoy just presenting myself a this online persona I've created. Don't ever do something unless you want to.
  • Evil_Laughter01 reply Dark, deep and real, good thing you got it out of your system, you might still sit there nerves, reading every single comment, scared what others would say of your video and choice. Well, this is your choice, you took a step and now you can take another step. Do not stop, do not stop taking that other step, keep stepping, keep that movement, even if you god damn have to dance on the spot, you'll still be moving just a little. You don't get trough life without a scare or two, we all have demons in some form we fight with. These scars shapes us, challenge us and turn us into someone. My personal believe with a few decades of living, the scars you get, is what makes you stronger, as you keep moving.
  • JustHypeVibe reply "If you can't help yourself, help others. Then eventually you might be able to learn how to help yourself too." - @JaidenAnimations We understand you Jaiden :)
  • HeroicVillain reply Whoa whoa whoa...whoa. You're saying you're not a transparent animΓ© character with a censure bar across your eyes? I feel so disillusioned! >:( *follows anyway*
  • Anna331 reply i think your pretty
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