Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 July 2020 - 03:14 PM)

Convert him to Maple Syrup.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 03:10 PM)

what would Canada do with Yogi?

@  Cyoti : (01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM)

We can deport Yogi back to Canada now.

@  Sabrblade : (01 July 2020 - 12:50 PM)

Jellystone National Pawk. A westful wetweat.

@  Rycochet : (01 July 2020 - 12:47 PM)

Jellystone. We're going to be plunged into a decade of poor animation. Fortunately we've been led by bad cartoon characters for years so we won't notice much difference.

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 July 2020 - 06:19 AM)

what next? YELLOWSTONE?

@  Nevermore : (01 July 2020 - 05:46 AM)

Thanks, dead person.

@  Bass X0 : (01 July 2020 - 05:06 AM)

congratulations to all survivors of the first half of 2020.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 10:21 PM)

21 for me, but after numerous repetitions I got it down to 17 and a half.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 06:16 PM)

I transform in six steps from human to human sitting on my ass at the computer and back again!

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

x-x when in vehicle mode we can travel much F A R T H E R-

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

Because despite the fact that we can travel around the world in the time it takes to get a good nights sleep and a couple of meals: people rarely wander more than 25 miles away from home for the duration of their lives.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I don't know how many days that trip takes - especially while sightseeing - but explaining they're 3936 kilometers (2445 miles) apart gives an idea, paradoxically because it is too large to easily picture.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:44 PM)

Aye.  When I catch lay people discussing miles and not how long the trip takes, it is in an attempt to stress how far away something is... like NYC to LA.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

But I can imagine 45 *minutes* easily.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

I can imagine a mile, it's a distance I've run. I can't really imagine 45 miles.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:19 PM)

I think there's also an element of the thing where things that are much bigger than us all blur together.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:49 AM)

If you're not, then you're more concerned with how long it takes.  Actual distance doesn't tell you that very well.  Besides traffic and road conditions, you'll need to know what kind of driving (city/interstate/rural/etc.).

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:47 AM)

Distance matters if you're being paid by the mile.

@  TM2-Megatron : (30 June 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Canadians are the same way, for the most part. If you're driving somewhere far, especially, it helps you plan out the day more than a distance in KM would.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:42 AM)

We use the time it takes to get someplace because that is what is relevant to us.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Because even we can't figure out miles half the time.

@  Paladin : (30 June 2020 - 09:54 AM)

it's a big country with a lot of empty space. between our citizens' ears.

@  Bass X0 : (30 June 2020 - 09:52 AM)

Why do most Americans measure distance by hours of driving?

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 07:26 PM)

And as a result the world's lone blu-ray release of the film, an Australian disc that came out 7 years ago, now goes for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Thanks Disney.

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 06:21 PM)

Well, they censored Daryl Hannah's butt in Splash :rolleyes

@  Paladin : (29 June 2020 - 05:43 PM)

maybe New Mutants is too bad even for D+.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 June 2020 - 05:00 PM)

X-Men films are coming to Disney+ next month. But will they censor Hugh Jackman's butt?

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 June 2020 - 12:44 PM)

Pft.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 11:59 AM)

Behold! Night Strike Galvatron!

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 09:53 AM)

I will grant you a recolored body, and recolored troops to command.

@  Cybersnark : (29 June 2020 - 09:47 AM)

I don't want to be reissued. This body sucks, I wanna be updated.

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 09:43 AM)

I definitely don't intend to be reissued. Nobody would buy me.

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 08:31 AM)

will anybody else attempt to be reissued?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 June 2020 - 07:51 AM)

*Gasp* Decepticons re-writing history to serve their own needs?!?!

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 05:48 AM)

The whole point of the DJD is that they're fanatical Megatron fanboys (especially Tarn) to the point of having their own headcanon taking priority of the actual canon, simply speaking.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 04:01 AM)

They didn't know the war was over until later. And then they denied it anyway.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 June 2020 - 10:47 PM)

"He's comin' right for us!"

@  Telly : (28 June 2020 - 08:40 PM)

was that even still in effect once the war ended?

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 June 2020 - 06:51 PM)

According to Roberts, soldiers can ignore the order to spare Whirl if he's directly threatening them. But mostly the DJD were out of their heads on Nuke and not really caring much at the time.

@  Xaaron : (28 June 2020 - 06:41 PM)

Also, they were hopped up on goofballs at the time.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 June 2020 - 06:06 PM)

Cause it was whirl. He opened his (non-existant.) gob at the just the right time to piss somebody off. Or, so I assume.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 June 2020 - 06:00 PM)

If Whirl was off limits why did the DJD kill him?

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 June 2020 - 05:57 PM)

That sounds about right. I actually didn't get into it until the IQ expansion came out (which saved me a bit of expense)

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

Weird question (and sorry for so many shouts): did Overpower really release in August of '95?  I could have sworn I attempted to play it with a classmate who shouldn't have been a classmate by that point.

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

So... I don't have all my cards still somewhere. XP I still play Pokémon via the PTCGO, and I've been doing Card of the Days over on Pojo (on and off) since 2013.

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:51 PM)

For both financial, personal, and practical reasons, all my collectibles had to go about 10 years ago: action figures, comic books, card games, RPG books, video games.

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 June 2020 - 05:48 PM)

I've still got all my cards, somewhere; I had a pretty decent collection. Still have the Japanese Digimon CCG, too. Glad I never got into Magic; way too pricey

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Technically, Overpower was my first TCG... except I never, ever learned how to play it, or understood that booster packs contained different cards than the Starter Decks.


Photo
* * * * - 6 votes

The John "TotalBiscuit" Bain Memorial Video Review thread


6925 replies to this topic

#6621 Monique

Monique

    Chaotic Neutral

  • Retired Staff
  • 8587 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 23 February 2019 - 04:28 PM

I did find it odd that this was what tipped the scales for Musk. Not sure what Roiland ever did however.

 

But I didn't ask. Mostly because I find it silly to make declarations like that in the first place.



#6622 Pocket

Pocket

    Hraeth ela mi!

  • Citizen
  • 4783 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling

Posted 23 February 2019 - 06:24 PM

Even if the guy weren't an obnoxious assclown at the best of times who responded to people calling him a Nazi by leaning into it hard at pretty much the worst time in history since actual World War II to do that, I really don't understand why there's suddenly this huge outpouring of "support" for someone who's already way too famous to become even more way-too-famous.

 

Call me a hipster if you want, but if you ever catch me taking sides in a pointless popularity contest between the already-two-most-popular anythings, you should assume I'm too far gone and have my permission to just shoot me.


If you ever somehow become a Catholic saint, be aware that they will harvest your bones and build altars around them.


#6623 Monique

Monique

    Chaotic Neutral

  • Retired Staff
  • 8587 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 23 February 2019 - 06:34 PM

Eh. One youtuber explained it basically like.. You got a king. And he's not the best king. He sometimes says crazy shit. But he's a generally well liked King that nobody want's to see replaced by a souless mega-corperation



#6624 Detour

Detour

    Too lazy to change the avatar but Graham Linehan is a sack of sh

  • Supporter
  • 20723 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Some bilingual part of Canada
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 23 February 2019 - 06:40 PM

Pewdiepie Felix, yeah. Pretty much everybody I watch has come out for him at some point or another trying to keep him as the number 1 Youtuber. Didn't expect to see him pull non YT celebs into this however.

 

But as predicted, he was surpassed just after midnight. For exactly 1 second before starting to outpace the competition again. Still ends his streak all the same tho.

 

[edit] apparently I was misinformed. The sub gap got down to one subscriber, then spiked. He still retains the streak.

I basically unsubbed from Markiplier and Jacksepticeye once they went livestreaming pleading for people to sub to Pewdiepie, as though:
1) that actually bothered to mean anything in the long run

2) Pewdiepie represented or cared about the smaller creators on the platform

 

I want that Indian recording label to trounce his ass. hug him.


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#6625 Pocket

Pocket

    Hraeth ela mi!

  • Citizen
  • 4783 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling

Posted 23 February 2019 - 07:48 PM

Eh. One youtuber explained it basically like.. You got a king. And he's not the best king. He sometimes says crazy shit. But he's a generally well liked King that nobody want's to see replaced by a souless mega-corperation

 
He's not being "replaced". He's not going anywhere (unfortunately) just because someone else's numbers are bigger than his. And by the way, neither are they if he wins. Is there even an end game here, or is this arms race going to just go on forever, escalating more and more until they're resorting to shoving flyers in people's mailboxes and harassing random people on the street begging for more subs?
 
I've always hated the term "dick-measuring competition" but I don't know how else to properly express how meaningless this all is and how insane his fans have gone by blowing it so far out of proportion. And at this point, it's literally turning into a contest of who can be the biggest dick. And a contest like that has no winners. Only lots and lots of losers.

EDIT:

I basically unsubbed from Markiplier and Jacksepticeye once they went livestreaming pleading for people to sub to Pewdiepie


Two more for the list then! Why the hell not?

Edited by Pocket, 23 February 2019 - 07:49 PM.

If you ever somehow become a Catholic saint, be aware that they will harvest your bones and build altars around them.


#6626 Detour

Detour

    Too lazy to change the avatar but Graham Linehan is a sack of sh

  • Supporter
  • 20723 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Some bilingual part of Canada
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 23 February 2019 - 09:16 PM

He's not being "replaced". He's not going anywhere (unfortunately) just because someone else's numbers are bigger than his.

Imagine having a life so hollow that your sole reason for relevance is that you have a lot of subscribers.


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#6627 Pocket

Pocket

    Hraeth ela mi!

  • Citizen
  • 4783 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling

Posted 23 February 2019 - 09:43 PM

And then imagine having a life so hollow that you care how many subscribers someone else has.

If you ever somehow become a Catholic saint, be aware that they will harvest your bones and build altars around them.


#6628 Rust

Rust

    Slightly Off

  • Supporter
  • 47839 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Nebraska
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 23 February 2019 - 11:49 PM

I walked away from Markiplier and Jack long ago after their format styles began to severely grate on the nerves. Yes yes, you act like a highly caffeinated ten year old. I've had a long day, I'm tired, and I just need you to take it down a notch or five.

 

Now my feed's pretty much exclusive British Let's Players. Huh.



#6629 Detour

Detour

    Too lazy to change the avatar but Graham Linehan is a sack of sh

  • Supporter
  • 20723 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Some bilingual part of Canada
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 24 February 2019 - 03:07 AM

I walked away from Markiplier and Jack long ago after their format styles began to severely grate on the nerves. Yes yes, you act like a highly caffeinated ten year old. I've had a long day, I'm tired, and I just need you to take it down a notch or five.

 

Now my feed's pretty much exclusive British Let's Players. Huh.

Might I recommend Bryce Games if you want a decent American LPer?

 

And yeah Mark and Jack have gotten hit or miss but they still had the enjoyable bit here and there... but not enough for me to stay subbed after those livestreams making a Really Big Deal out of a stupid-ass thing in support of a worthless wangrod.


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#6630 Cabooceratops

Cabooceratops

    Former Staff~

  • Citizen
  • 22980 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Deep Space 9
  • Faction::Dinobot

Posted 24 February 2019 - 06:17 AM

I wouldn't think anyone with any sense still thought PewDiePie was worth supporting, and I've yet to be disproven. He can go eat a fern, the dipshit.

Like my art? I do commissions!! -> https://www.allspark...


#6631 HellCat

HellCat

    Opinionated idiot

  • Citizen
  • 29161 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 24 February 2019 - 07:06 AM

I tend to find most YouTubers become insufferable once they hit a certain margin of success. There are people I used to watch who went from "Thanks so much, all the support helps this channel grow" to "Who the hug are you?! I don't owe you anything!"

 

PewDiePie has never been my thing and I'm not sure why the hell people are so obsessed with his sub count.



#6632 The Doctor Who

The Doctor Who

    Properly Cross

  • Supporter
  • 18681 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Indiana, United States
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 24 February 2019 - 08:52 AM

I think there are two camps on PewDiePie's sub count:

 

1: Those who genuinely care about the number itself.  Probably either his biggest fans or biggest detractors. Being people who either want it to go up so he's more successful or go down so he's less.  The usual celebrity love/hate thing.

 

2: People who find the popularity and consequently influence of PewDiePie disturbing, especially given his tendency to drop racist epitaphs and use, shall we say, racially questionable imagery and then brush it off as a 'joke'.

 

It's not surprising that people would care about this subscriber count, really.  It's the main metric by which to judge how popular and influential he is as a content creator, how many people are drinking his coolaid, so to speak. So, like, when he repeatedly drops the N-word, or makes anti-Semitic jokes, it becomes a relevant point of conversation just how many people think that's ok.

 

It also has relevance in discussing YouTube and the way they handle ad revenue and content creator prominence based on subs/views, but that's less the point in this instance.


nzo8WYb.png


#6633 Monique

Monique

    Chaotic Neutral

  • Retired Staff
  • 8587 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 26 February 2019 - 05:05 PM

I mean on the subject of Mark and Jack joining in on this it's a pretty easy to see why. They jumped in well after the whole thing had hit meme status and after months of being bombarded by fans wanting them to "do their part". I mean hell when Jack made the video condemming Felix after the WSJ thing, his fans gave him tons of shit for it to the point he had to walk it back a bit. The three of them share a decent chunk of a fanbase afterall and you gotta keep your fans happy.

 

Honestly it seems like a majority of people have either forgiven or forgotten about Felix's past transgressions. Possibly because of the quick turn around on him calling himself out for more recent ones. Or just due to time or numbness. When you got streamers and tubers falling left and right because of claims about abuse or child pornography.. well making some edgy jokes and dropping the N bomb a few years back doesn't seem that 'big' anymore.

 

In any event the whole thing has been massively positive for him. He gets free promotion left and right out of it, his sub count jumped massively over the last few months, the more and more celebs and other creators join in the more "okay" it's made it for even more to jump into it. Places that banned him previously have been reversing the bans.. He's pretty much immune to Cancel culture at this point unless he does something actually worthy of being banned from Youtube over. And even then I don't doubt he's got a backup plan.



#6634 Detour

Detour

    Too lazy to change the avatar but Graham Linehan is a sack of sh

  • Supporter
  • 20723 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Some bilingual part of Canada
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 26 February 2019 - 07:41 PM

idontwanttoliveonthisplanetanymore.mp4


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#6635 Cabooceratops

Cabooceratops

    Former Staff~

  • Citizen
  • 22980 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Deep Space 9
  • Faction::Dinobot

Posted 26 February 2019 - 08:53 PM

This sucks, man.

Like my art? I do commissions!! -> https://www.allspark...


#6636 Rust

Rust

    Slightly Off

  • Supporter
  • 47839 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Nebraska
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 26 February 2019 - 08:54 PM

?

 

*Glances up*

 

Oh. The part of YouTube I don't pay attention to any longer.

 

*Goes back to watching History Buffs*

 


Edited by Rust, 26 February 2019 - 08:57 PM.


#6637 Monique

Monique

    Chaotic Neutral

  • Retired Staff
  • 8587 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 26 February 2019 - 10:41 PM

idontwanttoliveonthisplanetanymore.mp4

Well maybe someday you won't have to! I hear this is company known as Space X that is making great strides into eventually colonizing Mars.

Run by this one dude.. what was his name again..



#6638 LBD "Nytetrayn"

LBD "Nytetrayn"

    Quyzbuk

  • Supporter
  • 18827 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toronto
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 27 February 2019 - 08:49 AM

I heard somewhere that the support thing, at least in part, is because some corporation-owned account was gaining a ton of traction and threatening to overtake his sub count, "and we can't let them win, or else all independent creators lose" or somesuch.

idontwanttoliveonthisplanetanymore.mp4

Well maybe someday you won't have to! I hear this is company known as Space X that is making great strides into eventually colonizing Mars.
Run by this one dude.. what was his name again..

Marvin?

--LBD "Nytetrayn"

Edited by LBD "Nytetrayn", 27 February 2019 - 08:50 AM.

qjWUWdm.gif1edr1cF.gif0g9jaoG.gifuWt4fLV.gif


#6639 Detour

Detour

    Too lazy to change the avatar but Graham Linehan is a sack of sh

  • Supporter
  • 20723 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Some bilingual part of Canada
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 27 February 2019 - 08:57 AM

Yep, that's it.

 

Which, again, is ridiculous, because Pewdiepie does not hugging represent the "creator community" or the "independent creators" on the site.

 

It'd be like saying whatever ill falls on Logan Paul affects all vloggers everywhere.

It's dumb.


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#6640 Cradok

Cradok
  • Citizen
  • 858 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 28 February 2019 - 06:58 AM

Tangentially related, but is anyone having issues with YouTube not resuming videos properly? It used to remember where I was and start there, but it just restarts the video now.





Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users