Help us get on the same Hemisphere!
Originally two crazy kids making videos and making art found eachother on YouTube 8 years ago. HI! We're Jesse and Kane. We both had dreadlocks, and had an immediate bond finding one another, hilarious right? But how crazy is it, that a jeweler from Scotland, and a sfx makeup artist from America have been together for 3+1/2 and engaged for 2+ already?
Kane and I were friends for years on YT, and big fans of one another. I remember I was his 3rd subscriber... EVER! We both are artists, but through the years knowing one another, we fluctuated... I had a BF, he a GF... but more or less we became what you'd call virtual penpals... and now we're happily engaged, but still living 3,099 miles away from eachother.
We sent art to one another, and the recordings of it all and dedicating/showing our work off, we would post! Still to this day we have them posted to our channels. (I really hope YT never goes away cuz I want my grandkids to see this stuff!) www.youtube.com/elkano, www.youtube.com/jhermbaby -
5 years flew by and in 2010 Kane lost his dad to cancer. I noticed he wasn't posting and I asked him to come back. He did :) and painted a portrait of and for me, completely tongue tied and nervous talking to "me" filming himself. Truly something to see. A grown man tongue tied and in love with the girl he painted it for. It was the best gift I'd received in a while, and we still can share those moments because of the internet, and YouTube... our fans that have helped make it possible bc you support us and our story.................. aaaaand let's not forget ... our dreadlocks.
Our memories, our love story.... our current living situation.. is virtual. :/ All documented through our video stories. Many of you have supported us for years now. You know the story, for those of you who are reading now... we have an ACTUAL timeline that one's welcome to watch again and again, you may have, or maybe you haven't, but if so you'd see a beautifully tragic love story/movie unfold. And the kind that you always wish to see end with two people who care so much about one another, finally getting their wish.
I just wish I had enough to be in the same hemisphere as the man I love. - Thanks for reading, and any help by donating, is so kind and we thank you in advance. All donated is money well spent as Kane and I are a couple for a lifetime. An investment in a neverending love story is what you'll be doing. Be it $5, $10 or go cray with $50!!! NO MATTER what.. it's showing us you believe in us and are investing in us as a couple. I want to thank all who have donated. Share with your friends and make our story be known.
When it's true love, everyone knows it because it brings you to life. He makes me want to be a better person!
If you don't know it.. watch how Kane proposed after 8 months of dating on our 8 month anniversary, 5 months of which we spent online. No physical. Eliminating the physical made it more taunting to hear and see and imagine and explore using sight and sound only.
This was and is still a relationship relying on modern technology to provide us with the visual and audio, but mainly with honesty, trust and the most important: communication. That's the secret... don't keep anything from the person making up the other half of your heart. It'll all come out anyways if you both really do share one. Some valve acting like a jerk will leak it into your partners, causing a coronary that won't end well. If it does, it takes time to reestablish a trustworthy connection... or some good surgery
Wow, that was not wrapping it up.. I get carried away. If you read the whole thing, I applaud you for falling down that rabbit hole. Here it goes... I wish that we make this goal, and soon!
Thanks guys! - JHERMBABY (Jesse) & ELKANO (Kane)
Posted by Jesse Hermanson
I think that's so mind blowing... you turn 30, and if your career is great. but one isn't a BILLIONAIRE, the only other options for females seem to be to get married and have kids or end up as a cat lady.. still living with mum!
Anyone up for a cup of social pressure? I mean seeing all of my friends, even as young as 20-21 posting these joyful and gorgeous pics of their children already reminds me of my mortality and the ever so wonderful "biological clock" that apparently defines women in their 30s. What the hell man? By 35 or over - getting pregnant is a risk. Yes it's a fact but why is it that I only seem to see subliminal advertisements marketed obviously by male genius's that know exactly what to write about or appeal to through imagery in order to metaphorically shove this time tunnel of doom in the female populus' face only to say, HEY.... at 30, you are expected to have either this, or that.. P.S. - It's still a man's world, you're not there...YET.. WHY? Why that restriction? It's the same as men being pegged as "lazy virginal momma's boys" or "serial killers" if they live with parental units... but do we all just believe what "they" say should be deemed (socially speaking) fact?
More importantly who is THEY? And why does everyone just think it's supposed to be like that. "We" ARE just as much "They"..., only happen to reside here in the present as you become a member of my world, reading what pours currently from my heart.
Why do "they" which establishes a non-existent but very self-sustaining category much like sports, teams and anything with competition, decide how a person at any age "should" be? Everyone is different and we learn and grow at different paces!
I say if you look at social economics nowadays and the lack of jobs even available to college grads with fabulous degrees; people at 30 living with their parents are more likely to be trying to save money, raise a kid on with offered help of the parents, or save and build some credit as getting their own place isn't an option.
"Sure, raise minimal wage, but don't cater to helping make sure the price margin doesnt rise too! Let's up it too so they aren't getting a ridiculously great price!" - GOOD IDEA. Pffft.. It's neverending. Our country (the USA for those of you not here) prosperous as it was, originally entered into a pact to remain as just that, but it comes down now to reaching out and communicating... bc in the end who do you talk to when you need any support? When you're in trouble or when your kid has his/her first birthday? The government?
Maybe some... but I think friends, family, and the people that know a couple and their story, get gratification in being able to help see them grow, which clearly shows even for how it starts. This started to pay for our wedding. We don't need to have a fancy wedding.. having you wonderful, beautiful people donating to us is and will only go towards getting me to Scotland so that I can continue to grow and think selflessly, be able to continue our YT vids and have you, our loved ones, see us grow as a family and in the art world as we have some cool stuff lined up.
Minimum donation is $5+ it's up to you!
Also gofundme has created a way for us to reach back out to you in order to thank you with the art promised. Now, we will not reach out to ANY anonymous donators as we don't want any of you to feel violated if your intention was to stay anonymous.. If you see this update hopefully we'll hear from you as we'd like to follow through with what we sad for anyone donating over $50-$100 - if not.. again we thank you, and know you send with love.
People all do the same shit you do.. maybe even crazier. It's not about the asking to get and spend when people make these fundme campaigns. It's to tell people one's story, in hopes that they see talent you provide them with and entertainment that provokes something within them, like a true and inspriing love story. Did I mention the characters are BAD. ASS... Screw lavish vacations to see Kane in Scotland continually.. that's not what you would want to do to see the partner and love of your life, if only for a moment! No SAH! *Boston accent* - It's about letting people in on an oportunity to see and networks with us, and when or if they find themselves making a campaign to raise money for cancer, or a new nose job (BOTH on here btw, BOTH broke their goal) - YEA.. that's not a joke.
Great on paper but is it all about having just that "it" factor that one's born with? Is it all just who you know?sayclocks tickin... shit. They're moving forward with their future and they have so much to look forward to.
Both Kane and I have yet to live in the same hemisphere, but I know we can do it.
When we can raise this money, it'll significantly help by getting me there faster and we can together, continue to spread our love through art and finally be together at last. In a world where people can pay "certain countries," certain amounts of money for immediate citizenship to marry someone they've paid for, never feeling or knowing the time spent learning them through all physical aspects but only through using only 2 of the 5 senses you have until a holiday comes around and use all 5 at last! :P
Hearing a story like ours I know is refreshing, bc I've been in a loveless relationship, and I'd never have known had I not started expressing myself, my talents. and my passions on a video website, that I would meet the man I'm going to grow old with... hopefully not too much older with through only a monitor though.. But I know it gives people hope seeing the love there still. It DOES happen, all around you and will to you. If you "don't know" i think it's safe to say you've probably not been iN love.
Long story short... i hate being 30. Gnight loves~
We have had some amazing people willing to make a contribution to our wedding. This site was made for people to help in any way towards people's personal stories, and you all have helped us to do that significantly. We owe some of you art and videos! Once we hit the first $1000, we start! MAD love to you all!
We can't thank you guys enough for your help!! We've raised almost $400 now, and that couldn't make us more grateful for our loyal friends and viewers! Hope you guys had a great St. Patty's Day!
all the recent help has been much apprecitaed.. all of you will be thanked individually once we hit our goal!!
9 months away is the big day! So excited.. fiance' visa is the next step. Have to pay 2000 for Kane to apply for citizenship. Within 8 months he'll be approved in which time he'll have to be in America and marry me within 3 weeks of being approved or he has to re-submit. There are three ways of getting into the USA.. 1) A fiance' visa.. 2) A work visa, or 3) for all you rich motherfuckers.. you can pay the government $200,000 as an "investor" and gain immediate access. Who says romance is dead? Kane and my birthday are January 22nd and then January 31st. He'll be 26, I'll be 28. Oh how time flies. Any help is much appreciated, bday presents welcome! :P