The Theme System Journal

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  • CGP Grey
    CGP Grey4 mánuðum síðan

    Go grab one for the new year!

  • divfun


    Mánuði síðan

    No shipping to Germany makes me sad :(

  • X - Force

    X - Force

    Mánuði síðan

    @Marcell Dávid Hunyadi That's a great idea. I'd prefer it over a physical paper book tbh.

  • James Fisher

    James Fisher

    2 mánuðum síðan

    Any idea if there are any problems shipping to the UK? I've had a few things go missing lately.

  • JCGucci


    3 mánuðum síðan

    I've ordered it immediately after this video came out. Still didn't arrive. I'm loosing hope.

  • mllenessmarie


    3 mánuðum síðan

    @Marcell Dávid Hunyadi Oh, great idea! Yes to the e-journal! I live in EU and now the thought of a digital theme journal is even more appealing to me to be honest. Buying one would be so easier than buying a physical copy and dealing with all this shipping.

  • Grimagen Pillgrim
    Grimagen Pillgrim3 dögum síðan

    Link not working

  • Gustavo wolffenbüttel
    Gustavo wolffenbüttel5 dögum síðan

    1:06 Yes, Indeed! I mean... I have no idea whether Grey is really grateful for it. But the assuption is correct...

  • Jonathan Good
    Jonathan Good14 dögum síðan

    Wondering why this isn't available in A4 :)

  • Kerbeh Klobbah
    Kerbeh Klobbah19 dögum síðan

    1:49 That stick figure animation was almost uncomfortably smooth, I don't even wanna know hold long those few frames of animation took to make. Well done Grey, well done.

  • Theresa M
    Theresa M27 dögum síðan

    Grey, it sounds like you need to open your heart chakra. You sound like you’re stagnating your capacity for expressing love

  • legna20v
    legna20v27 dögum síðan

    Why can’t you sale it in amazon so my lazy depress ass can easily buy it

  • BonnieRPG
    BonnieRPG29 dögum síðan

    I just realized the myke bot has a beard on my fourth watch. I'm very happy

  • onxiaftw
    onxiaftwMánuði síðan

    How about no... Too darn expensive mate. im gonna buy 2 new books for the price of this crap

  • The Sunbro
    The SunbroMánuði síðan

    Wow 1:50

  • Joe Olszewski
    Joe OlszewskiMánuði síðan

    The end had some of the best animation I have ever seen on youtube

  • Paul Wenzlokat
    Paul WenzlokatMánuði síðan

    Having just received it, I have to say that I never had such a smooth book cover in my life. Well done

  • Vitor143
    Vitor143Mánuði síðan

    The book animations were so smooth

  • DawnTreader12
    DawnTreader12Mánuði síðan

    1:49 Here's some appreciation for that smooth page turning animation

  • Birdpolitics
    BirdpoliticsMánuði síðan

    I bought one of these, they're beautifully made. But there is a bit of a problem. The 'journaling' pages are meant to be used daily, at least that is what I ascertain from the video, but there are only 90 daily journal pages. So.. am I meant to buy 4 of these to make it through the year?

  • Frank Torres
    Frank TorresMánuði síðan

    thanks, grey. i picked up 2. if i like it enough might pass on the extra to someone else

  • fishsticks428
    fishsticks428Mánuði síðan

    The price is in dollars anyone know if it's shipping from the UK ?

  • Scout Steve
    Scout SteveMánuði síðan

    60 fps grey scares me

  • Mebzy
    MebzyMánuði síðan

    Got mine today. Thank you Grey!

  • Celeste Wright
    Celeste WrightMánuði síðan

    Do you have one in metric paper size? Or hexagonal?

  • Quintonir
    QuintonirMánuði síðan

    I'm still having trouble visualizing how to lay out the daily quantitive entries. Anyone have any advice?

  • jameswalker199
    jameswalker199Mánuði síðan

    Those page flipping and turning animations are *slick*

  • A Matías Quezada
    A Matías QuezadaMánuði síðan

    Finally got mine in my hands! Reviewing to remember why I bought it xD

  • 2-D Synctium
    2-D SynctiumMánuði síðan

    I have a journal and yet I have so many thoughts and stories with different themes to it that I am kind of overwhelmed, so it's still blank. And this is a THICK (leather) journal. 500 pages in fact. So if I mess up, make a spelling mistake, or just find the story that I made to be boring, or it doesn't capture my emotions just right I'm going to flip my table over 😅

  • lkjsdf1
    lkjsdf12 mánuðum síðan

    Was that a Myke robot?

  • Jeffrey Clutter
    Jeffrey Clutter2 mánuðum síðan

    Quote of episode one of podcast Grey "I'm only agreeing to 10 eps." Mike " I'm planning this into 2020. It's 2021". Grey guessing it was more then 10?

  • Jacob Ellinger
    Jacob Ellinger2 mánuðum síðan

    sold out :(

  • Woodshadow
    Woodshadow2 mánuðum síðan

    sounds interesting. went to buy one and they are sold out. obviously dont need one to do my own but thought it was neat.

  • Bogdan Rusea
    Bogdan Rusea2 mánuðum síðan

    How much is teh notebook?

  • Axel Sullivan
    Axel Sullivan2 mánuðum síðan

    That animation fucked with my mind!

  • NoPantsBaby
    NoPantsBaby2 mánuðum síðan

    My theme of this year is to overthrow the government of Myanmar. I'm doing well until now.

  • Hana Boskova
    Hana Boskova2 mánuðum síðan

    No way. We have the same specific demands for notebooks :D I'm still balls deep in searching for the one so I have three boxes full of the second bests. :D

  • Dontreadthis
    Dontreadthis2 mánuðum síðan

    1:49 im not used to actual animation in CGP greys animation

  • Pingu !
    Pingu !2 mánuðum síðan

    His handwriting seems so messy but is at the same time very easy to read

  • Matthew Hunt
    Matthew Hunt2 mánuðum síðan

    I'm so upset that ISsofts hasn't put Grey on the front page for MONTHS now for me. I rely on that page to see when my subscriptions upload, and I missed an amazing item because of it. Argh. If anybody happens to have an extra Theme System Journal they would be willing to part ways with, I'd happily pay a little extra (and shipping, of course) for you to send it my way! Also, if anybody has any suggestions on how to get Grey and Cortex back on my front page again, I'd love to hear it. I have no idea why my front page/suggested videos have gotten so strange. I've tried to do the whole "don't recommend this channel" thing, but it still ends up recommending the same clickbaity stuff!

  • Andrés S
    Andrés S2 mánuðum síðan

    I paused and caught THAT detail. ;)

  • haddyDrow1
    haddyDrow12 mánuðum síðan

    I bought two. They never arrived.

  • Ender Boy18
    Ender Boy182 mánuðum síðan

    You can tell man’s animation skills have spiked in quality

  • Engraved Gaming
    Engraved Gaming2 mánuðum síðan

    i love how this guy went from a teacher to a youtube creator

  • Frostspork 69
    Frostspork 692 mánuðum síðan

    I want one but you sold out already :(

  • Jonte Deakin
    Jonte Deakin2 mánuðum síðan

    You have nice handwriting :)

  • Felix Maier
    Felix Maier2 mánuðum síðan

    CGP Grey Character: animated Comment section (rightly) : OMG such animation, much smooth. (Those pages 1:49 really got me)

  • Ronariverah
    Ronariverah2 mánuðum síðan

    I use the Panda Rocketbook.

  • IAmPattycakes
    IAmPattycakes3 mánuðum síðan

    You know what would be even more effective? Selling these things for more than a single dang week.

  • moist me up papi jeff
    moist me up papi jeff3 mánuðum síðan

    youtube fucking sucks at notifications

  • Galimantis
    Galimantis3 mánuðum síðan

    1:10 You said it again, thought you wanted to stop.

  • 451Duke
    451Duke3 mánuðum síðan

    I'm doomed to love stationary items and see absolutely no reason for its use and consumption. Big MUJI fan here for instance, never ever did journaling... I just use those beautiful japanese notebook to doodle... also, notebook in italian is 'Quaderno' which is a beautiful word.

  • BackslideDan
    BackslideDan3 mánuðum síðan

    I tried it last year. Bad year for exploration.

  • Travis Schoultz
    Travis Schoultz3 mánuðum síðan

    Something tells me the animation at 1:54 took more time than it seems or something hehe

  • pathfinder GM 1998
    pathfinder GM 19983 mánuðum síðan

    Sold out can hardly wait till next batch.

  • TraficHat
    TraficHat3 mánuðum síðan

    Animation in a CGP Grey video is so satisfying

  • Ethan ELLIS
    Ethan ELLIS3 mánuðum síðan

    1:49 cursed

  • Departed Reflections
    Departed Reflections3 mánuðum síðan

    Yeah it's a pitch I would ordinarily ignore. But grey could pitch car insurance I'd still look into it

  • Skrapion
    Skrapion3 mánuðum síðan

    I was wondering why CGP Grey was putting out a video on systemd journald.

  • Nocter Tenebres
    Nocter Tenebres3 mánuðum síðan

    Pretty smooth animation in the end

  • Maea Ch.
    Maea Ch.3 mánuðum síðan

    update: meme stocks

  • A bit of everything
    A bit of everything3 mánuðum síðan

    Yo, the journal is a black clover reference

  • mllenessmarie
    mllenessmarie3 mánuðum síðan

    "This product is completely sold out. Request a re-stock and be notified when it’s available again." 😔

  • idk
    idk3 mánuðum síðan

    Me forgetting to make theme and resolution for this year be like : hMmm y e s

  • Pink Does Gaming
    Pink Does Gaming3 mánuðum síðan

    I tried to think of a theme, but I really don’t know what- YEAR OF GROWTH I WANT TO GROW MY ACCOUNTS AND MAKE BETTER CONTENT- wow i came up with that in 2 seconds

  • Jay Johnson
    Jay Johnson3 mánuðum síðan

    now can you do a seasonal one ;)

  • Alex M
    Alex M3 mánuðum síðan

    Grey, that journal looks great for playing dots and boxes.

  • Sukesa
    Sukesa3 mánuðum síðan

    sold out :(

  • Luke Evans
    Luke Evans3 mánuðum síðan

    Mine arrived a couple days ago it’s great would highly recommend

  • Luke Evans

    Luke Evans

    3 mánuðum síðan

    @Mike Welsby i believe it was 20 bucks

  • Mike Welsby

    Mike Welsby

    3 mánuðum síðan

    Mind if I ask how much it was? I'm hoping for a restock. Perhaps one day!

  • MJFallout
    MJFallout3 mánuðum síðan

    mmmm that' just the right amount of sloppy in handwriting, rrrrr

  • LouisChiaki
    LouisChiaki3 mánuðum síðan

    How many fps for that page flipping!?

  • dogmirian
    dogmirian3 mánuðum síðan

    Someone sort of mentioned this below, but it was more why is the whole notebook not hexagon (which is beside the point), but why does the interior use a square lattice (dot grid) instead of a hexagonal/triangular lattice? I would buy this in a heart-beat if it had that, but I am assuming that there is a reason (be it effectiveness like hexagonal lattice can't do something that grey requires but I don't, or capability/efficiancy like the producers of the journal couldn't do it or would cost prohibitavtively more than doing the way they did with a square lattice)?

  • ARTiculations
    ARTiculations3 mánuðum síðan

    Got my journal the other day! Can't wait to use it. Thanks Grey and Myke!!

  • Lenart Lesar
    Lenart Lesar3 mánuðum síðan

    1:49 holy animation *drools*

  • Jordan Beagle
    Jordan Beagle3 mánuðum síðan

    1:05 Order of the Phoenix?

  • Noah Sund
    Noah Sund3 mánuðum síðan

    lol.. you got me interested ... and it was already sold out.. :(

  • Nickolai
    Nickolai3 mánuðum síðan

    Hey grey, is the notebook vegan?

  • AjarTadpole7202
    AjarTadpole72023 mánuðum síðan

    I still use resolutions. Well, less of a resolution and more of a goal I set for myself who knows when. My only goal is not to die

  • THE OOSnake
    THE OOSnake3 mánuðum síðan

    Please bring it back, I need 4 (one for me and my three siblings)

  • lll
    lll3 mánuðum síðan

    It's sold out for a while now. Do you not like money or something? Get them to make some more buddy!

  • Stuart Cox
    Stuart Cox3 mánuðum síðan

    That smooth animation just thrown in there just blew my mind. I can't handle more than 0.5 frames per second.

  • NU_HapHazard
    NU_HapHazard3 mánuðum síðan

    thought journals are stupid

  • John Moose
    John Moose3 mánuðum síðan

    Dam if only I actually enjoyed writing

  • Klemeninio Browni
    Klemeninio Browni3 mánuðum síðan

    Already sold out

  • épinards & caramel
    épinards & caramel3 mánuðum síðan

    New CGP Grey video? About journaling??! 🤩 Sorry I missed that, I thought I had clicked the bell for your channel ^^ Have you tried Bullet Journaling?

  • Cole Redepenning
    Cole Redepenning3 mánuðum síðan

    Those pens are the absolute best!

  • NathanLucas5
    NathanLucas53 mánuðum síðan

    The theme system was also a system of land division established under Byzantine Emperor Heraclius, basically an early feudalism designed to tie the livelihoods of the army to the land they were defending

  • Tom M
    Tom M3 mánuðum síðan

    Is there more coming? Sold out :( I would like to be effectively frustrated

    PATRK3 mánuðum síðan

    Would this work well with fountain pens?

  • Joe Bloggs
    Joe Bloggs3 mánuðum síðan

    Wow, your handwriting is terrible. You must be a doctor.

  • elfarlaur
    elfarlaur3 mánuðum síðan

    Here I was expecting him to be writing a journal about the Theme system in the byzantine empire where powerful nobles would be granted military and administrative power over a portion of land (the Theme, or Themata) as a Strategos.

  • Jonathan Roth
    Jonathan Roth3 mánuðum síðan

    hey, just got recommended this today, thanks algorithm... out of stock. lovely.

  • Steve Quartell
    Steve Quartell3 mánuðum síðan

    years of watching grey's video from the jump - i turn off notifications end of last year and now I'm waitlisted on this. BOOOOOOOO ... me i guess.

  • SuperJulienx
    SuperJulienx3 mánuðum síðan

    Ngl, I thought this would be a succinct explanation of Byzantine administration. Boy was I wrong.

  • Justin van Zon
    Justin van Zon3 mánuðum síðan

    Oh I wish I had seen this video earlier, it's sold out atm :(

  • Afro
    Afro3 mánuðum síðan

    Yes, but when are we getting your Meme Journal, Grey?

  • Amy Ettinger
    Amy Ettinger3 mánuðum síðan

    Bring it back!! I need one!! 😫

  • LordZ19
    LordZ193 mánuðum síðan

    can i just say that grey's handwriting is totally teacher handwriting.

  • Bruno de Morais

    Bruno de Morais

    3 mánuðum síðan

    Well he used to be a physics teacher so you're onto something

  • LordZ19
    LordZ193 mánuðum síðan

    How many bees have you hidden in total?

  • DSC
    DSC3 mánuðum síðan

    Stanford study on shutdowns.

  • daniel Hazeleger
    daniel Hazeleger3 mánuðum síðan

    What was the price?

  • Delcasa88
    Delcasa883 mánuðum síðan

    why did I only find this now after its sold out xD

  • Molly.Dog8 Brooke
    Molly.Dog8 Brooke3 mánuðum síðan

    Come on, it’s already sold out?!

  • Mebzy
    Mebzy4 mánuðum síðan


  • CarthagoMike
    CarthagoMike4 mánuðum síðan

    1:49 damn smooth animation there.