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  1. I can't not read that sheep pokemon's name as Wololo

    1. TheOnlyGuyEver
    2. Idiot Cube

      Idiot Cube

      You're dumb.

      *shirt changes from red to blue*

      Actually you're totally right.

    3. A 1970 Corvette

      A 1970 Corvette

      First everyone called rattata "ratatat" now everyone's gonna be calling wooloo wololo

  2. Never trust an elf.

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    2. General DeGroot

      General DeGroot

      Pointy eared leaf lovers!

    3. A 1970 Corvette

      A 1970 Corvette

      Around elves watch yourselves

    4. John Caveson

      John Caveson

      Quote

      Never trust anyone*

      Fixed.

  3. How does Kemomimichan get the meat?

     

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    2. Idiot Cube

      Idiot Cube

      Bullshit, you need two tails to do that!

    3. A 1970 Corvette

      A 1970 Corvette

      How does Tails fly in sonic anyway wouldn't the tails get twisted up

    4. Idiot Cube

      Idiot Cube

      Clearly he has some sort of rotary mechanism on his ass, just like a helicopter.

  4. Time for a definitive list of the Top 25 Virtual Youtubers.

     

    25-21:

     



    25: Vangumi

     

    Really he should be lower since there's plenty of VTubers out there better than him, but I want to mention him and I'm not ranking more than 25.  He's the host of a Virtual Youtube talk show which is a boring format and so already he isn't great.  But I'll never forgive him for taking over Nekomasu's channel, even if it was done at Nekomasu's suggestion.

     

    24: Mirai Akari

     

    As one of the "four great kings" of virtual youtube, it might be a surprise to see her so low.  But honestly she was the most bland of the early stars, and she gets lowered for the same reasons that Vangumi does, i.e. taking over the channel of another virtual youtuber (in this case Eilene).  She is also by far the most corporate channel now, with many of her old videos privated for being too advertiser unfriendly and even getting a redesign to avoid showing off her midriff.

     

    23: YUA

     

    Not a lot to say here, she's even blander than Mirai Akari but she's never really anything to annoy me.  Her Engrish videos are amusing, otherwise there's not a lot to her.

     

    22: Noracat

     

    The virtual cat with a vocaloid voice who got exposed as actually being a guy all along and not a real catgirl.  There's not any huge issue with Noracat's content, but it's almost exclusively long livestreams of games and VRChat sessions, neither of which I'm into.

     

    21: Azuma Lim

     

    Decent variety of content, good motion capture, character design isn't annoying.  But nothing too exceptional either.

     

    20-16



     

    20: Laki

     

    Pretty cute design I guess.  Might get you on a watchlist.

     

    19: Siro

     

    The next of the four great kings to appear on the list.  Similar to Mirai Akari in terms of how much she is getting pushed, but she has much better gameplay content, generally has better interactions with other channels and speaks in English sometimes.  Dolphin noises vary between being endearing and annoying.  Her heavy breathing can be great.  But her put on voice gets annoying pretty quick.

     

    18: Tokino Sora

     

    The mom of the VTube community.  Pretty decent singing voice, can be amusing, never really got on my nerves.  She probably just missed being one of the four greats due to the timing of the situation, but I don't think anyone hates her.

     

    17: Natsumi Moe

     

    The first (and only) English language channel on this list.  In many ways she's the platonic form a western fujoshi, but somehow I don't hate her.  She's better when she is interacting with the rest of the Eilene clan, but unfortunately that happens less and less.

     

    16: Nanahoshi Suzu

     

    This is the channel I go to to wonder what the hell is going on, especially since none of her videos have been subtitled.  She has a interest in weird parts of western culture, like the works of David Cronenberg, so much of the time I'm just confirming that she is in fact referencing what I think she is (even if I can't fully understand the reference).  Has made so many Watamote videos that this may as well be the second season.

     

    15-11



    15: Baacharu

     

    His position on this work is not so much because I enjoy his videos, but because I can respect what he's done.  He was another early pioneer that didn't get recognition at the time despite being "the first male virtual youtuber."  His enthusiasm is always obvious.  More recently, he's essentially started acting as a VTube producer (most notably of Siro) and he seems to be doing a decent job of it.  It also makes it trivial for him to collabs.

     

    14: Cocoa

     

    (Or is it Coco? Kokoa? Who knows.)  She's mainly on here because she's a spin off of game club project, which we'll discuss later.

     

    13: Omega Sisters

     

    First Duo on the list.  I've always thought having a group can make things like Let's Plays more entertaining, since the people in the group can play off each other and keep a nice rhthym of the conversation going.  (Of course, you can get an even better product through using a premade script which is well researched and revised multiple times, but no one does that).  They gave us the "view 100 recommended videos in a row" technique which always leads to interesting results.  If you're not going to ask any questions about Rio, I'm not going to bring up that topic.

     

    12: Moemi

     

    The eternally 2D and eternally abused Virtual Wife.  Apparently the voice actress has gone through a lot of real life health issues, which has prevented her from appearing more often.  She works great as a straight man to the antics of others, but struggles a bit on her own.

     

    11: Shizuka Rin

     

    Aka that vtuber that sang "Country Roads" while playing a bus simulator.  I know that I've disqualified other vtubers for essentially just posting livestreams, and she does the same thing, so maybe she should be lower on the list.  Honestly, I put her higher mainly because it isn't hard to find highlight videos so that you don't have to sit through two+ hours.  I also like that she switches up her character design frequently.

     

    10-6

     



    10. Nekomiya Hinata

     

    Probably the best of the VTubers in terms of gameplay skill shown in videos.  Additionally this is the only channel I know of which has the ears of the model tied in with the facetracking.  Adds a lot to see the ears perk up in surprise or droop down in sadness.  While this is another channel with corporate backing, she feels less like a spokesman for a channel and more like someone just playing a game.

     

    9. Hime Hina

     

    Another duo.  As usual you have the hyperactive one and the straightman.  Some sketches, some games, some songs.  They play off each other pretty well whatever they are doing.

     

    8. Ruki Roki

     

    I'll be honest: I could say almost the exact same things that I did for Hime Hina.  But they're foxgirls, so they get the higher spot.

     

    7. Fuji Aoi

     

    While she does a lot of stuff, you're here for the singing.  She undoubtably has the best singing voice of any VTuber, and it's no surprise that she was the first one to get gigs for public appearances.  Her channel has perhaps limited appeal in that her non song videos aren't very good, but when she is good she is better than almost every channel on this list.

     

    6. Kizuna Ai

    The big boss.  She wasn't the first VTuber, but there's no doubt that without her the fad wouldn't have become as big as it has.  Her success isn't accidental: she's a natural entertainer (despite being terrible at pretty much everything else she tries) and she is constantly adding new elements to her videos.  Even now rather than simply pumping out the same videos that have served her well, she is going forward with some weird plotline about there being 4 different Kizuna Ais.

     

    5-1

     



    5. Eilene

     

    A VTuber denied her channel.  Despite being one of the pioneers in the genre, predating Kizuna Ai by over a year, there is no real home for her content. In fact Mirai Akari's channel is her original channel (you'll note that it is actually "bitconnect" which is mentioned in some old Eilene vids).  Luckily she originally posted to several channels in different languages, or she would be almost entirely gone.  Now you can mainly find her stuff on Natsumi Moe's channel (which used to be for English reuploads of Eilene videos) and Yomemi's channel (which she created and where she frequently guest stars).  Anyway, as for an actual review, Eilene's videos are obviously the product of someone passionate about making content, and who isn't afraid to push the boundaries.  You aren't going to see Ebola-chan on any of the major channels.  Eilene's channels were one of the few VTube channels to try to set up an ongoing plotine, as if it were a TV show, rather than simply mimicking the content of non-virtual youtubers.  It's frequently very rough, but clearly a product of love.

     

    4. Game Club Project

     

    This is a group of 4 characters.  This is essentially what you would get if you took Eilene's TV-show esque format (mixed with some let's plays) but actually put money into it.  I want to say that it's also more grounded and less extreme and bizarre than Eilene's work, but honestly there are some pretty weird videos (I've posted the one where Siro shows up and tries to eat half the cast, but it ends up being a ruse to capture Santa and drink his blood to become immortal.)  This channel reminds me the most of SPUF as well.

     

    3. Yomemi

     

    Essentially a replacement for Moemi, who has essentially become a replacement for Eilene.  Why Yomemi is up here is her enthusiasm and constant joy.  It's impossible to listen to her and not feel at least a little uplifted.  She also has a lot of bizarre experiment videos where she tries dangerous or disgusting things, never showing a hint of fear or revulsion.

     

    2. Kaguya Luna

     

    Really I should hate Moon-chan due to her forced zaniness and her inability to take anything seriously.  But somehow it's incredibly endearing.  It helps that she posts less frequently and doesn't go long in her videos, so it never feels like she's just extending the length to get a paycheck and go home.  I know this doesn't sound like a huge endorsement, but seriously, she's great.  It's just impossible to put into words why that is.

     

    1. Nekomasu

     

    If you've paid attention to me blabbing on about VTubers in the past, you know this was coming.  One of the "4 Great Kings", but the one which really came from absolutely nowhere.  In November 2017 he didn't think he'd have even a thousand subscribers, by January 2018, he was a superstar.  He wears his heart on his sleeve and you can see how much trouble it is for him to make his videos, which makes their high quality all the more impressive.  It also helps that his tastes are almost identical to my own.  He's essentially quit the VTube scene, and I understand why.  I'm still pissed about his channel being used for other purposes, but I don't hold that against him.

     



    Okay, now the Monkey has to do the real definitive top 25.

     

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    2. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      That's not what AIDSMonkey would have done though.

    3. LordAIDS Monkey

      LordAIDS Monkey

      I don't have a dedicated Monster Girl thread, though. Also I don't know anything about virtual YouTubers, so I gotta hit the books before I can share my knowledge.

    4. Moby
  5. pls member

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    2. Idiot Cube

      Idiot Cube

      ohh I member

    3. TheOnlyGuyEver

      TheOnlyGuyEver

      Pepperidge Farms

    4. LordAIDS Monkey

      LordAIDS Monkey

      alway rember happy day

  6. In a similar vein to aabicus's question, has anyone heard of Dick Bong?

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    2. aabicus

      aabicus

      I have not

    3. General DeGroot

      General DeGroot

      yep
      hehe boy

    4. LordAIDS Monkey

      LordAIDS Monkey

      With a name like that, how could I forget?

  7. Time to make the forum private again.

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    2. TheOnlyGuyEver

      TheOnlyGuyEver

      What happened?

    3. LordAIDS Monkey

      LordAIDS Monkey

      Some guest user made multiple threads with links to Viagra stuff. It's not as interesting as it sounds.

    4. aabicus

      aabicus

      Not as good as the “Free British bathrooms” guy on another forum I frequent. Viagra bot needs to up his game

  8. WILY

    BEAST

    AND

    WEAKEST

    CREATURE

    1. TheOnlyGuyEver

      TheOnlyGuyEver

      Thundercats Hoooooooooo

    2. Kraszu

      Kraszu

      I expect the flood of furry art after release.

    3. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      I mean the plot is literally yiff in hell

  9. I just discovered Nissin cup noodle commercials.  Why are these all so good?

     

  10. I can't shoot Max!

    1. Kraszu

      Kraszu

      You crack me up little buddy.

    2. John Caveson

      John Caveson

      They're mine, nachos!

    3. hugthebed2

      hugthebed2

      max and ruby

      ruby and max

  11. Needed to write something down, grabbed an old unused notebook.  Open to random page.  Written in the margin is "DEATH IS THE ONLY WAY IN."  Except for a couple of notes I made in the beginning of the notebook the notebook is otherwise blank.  I don't remember writing this.

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    2. Idiot Cube

      Idiot Cube

      I haven't watched Death Note, but this sounds like a Death Note thing.

    3. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      I'm going to methodically start writing down the names of various spuffers while picturing your avatar.

       

      Let me know if you die.

    4. Expresate

      Expresate

      oh, oh, me first.

  12. Heard someone describe "Country Roads" as a "really Texan sort of song".

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    2. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      A lot of non-Americans think of America as California, New York, and Texas, so they probably just assumed West Virginia was merely a place in Texas along with the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah River. And you gotta admit "Country Roads" sounds more like Texas than California or New York.

    3. TheOnlyGuyEver

      TheOnlyGuyEver

      John Denver was from Colorado at that.

    4. Expresate

      Expresate

      As someone from an Appalachian state, that offends me. We need to invade Texas.

  13. Why are we still here?

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    2. Idiot Cube

      Idiot Cube

      because I crave validation for my dumb jokes and cartoons

    3. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      Every night I can feel my lost account, my lost stars, even my lost rep.  The site I've lost, the fellow shitposters, it's like they're all still there.

    4. hugthebed2

      hugthebed2

      Wakata nya

  14. There's about the same amount of time between now and Half-Life's release as Half-Life's release and Space Invaders's release.

    1. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      A clip from the Simpsons was recommended to me yesterday. It was the Itchy and Scratchy land episode from Season 6 I think (might've been 7). There was a joke where Homer and Marge saw a 70s themed nightclub, and all I could think was how this 24-year old episode was making jokes about things that happened 24 years before it. Does anybody make 90s jokes now? I know they'll never make 00s jokes.

  15. Here's a challenge:

     

    Start a browser in private browsing, for a fresh history.

    Go to youtube without logging in.

    Repeatedly watch whatever video you want, then return to the front page, making note of the recommeneded videos.

    Your score is the number of videos required before Family Guy stops being recommended.

    Lower scores are better.

     

    Hard Mode: Get rid of late night talk shows, movie trailers, and sports shows too.

     

    Impossible Mode: Get rid of bullshit clickbait list videos.

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    2. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      Just to be fair I tried this myself, with the impossible challenge.  It's technically possible because the browser I use with months of history doesn't get any of those videos.  But I gave up on a fresh history after 160 videos.

       

      The interesting thing about it is that it feels like youtube is actively taunting you.  You'll get an almost perfect slate of recommendations, with one offending video (often the family guy asian drycleaner video, or the brian forced mating one).  Then you watch another video, come back to the main page, and nearly every single recommendation is stuff you'd get on a fresh browser, with nothing whatsoever related to what you've been watching.

    3. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      Yeah my usual account will pass it all, but damn you have to go far before Youtube stops telling you Brain forced mating is something you want to see.

    4. ToasterToastin'

      ToasterToastin'

      On Edge, not logged in, with a search for "Ok Go I won't let you down" and watch of the first video, I went back to the home page and not a single Family Guy or Fortnite clip.

       

      However upon my next search (siivagunner, picked first clip) and returning to the home screen, Asian dry cleaner first in line. Unreal.

  16. When you're choosing a new show, find one that you like. You don't have to love it right away.

    1. General DeGroot

      General DeGroot

      that's a dead show

    2. TheOnlyGuyEver

      TheOnlyGuyEver

      "Watch shows you like"

       

      Well yeah

    3. Silent

      Silent

      I binged petscop a couple of months ago and really enjoyed it. Hope we get a new video on the 25th

  17. I'm starting to think that VoiceOverPete is actually a virtual youtuber.

    1. hugthebed2

      hugthebed2

      imagine having your son as your manager

    2. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      Somehow every time I think I have him figured out there are ten more videos from two weeks ago with more information.

       

      Would not be surprised if he is a robot and his "son" is his inventor.

    3. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      He's just a boomer, you never know what those guys are up to.

  18. Finally save up enough to craft a second copy of a legendary.

    Find out it's been restricted to one per deck.

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    2. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      Sometimes, things just work out.

    3. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      Unfortunately there is no other card which fits as nicely into my doggie aggro deck.

      The cost went from 6 to 7, which means it can't be played the same turn as phantom howl, which costs 4.  The other alternatives also cost 7, except for Babd Catha, but I already run a full suite of that.

    4. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      Guess they really screwed the pooch then.

  19. The most useful ability that the internet has taught me is how to defocus my eyes at will.

    1. TheOnlyGuyEver

      TheOnlyGuyEver

      Novice. I remember doing that in pre-k and telling my friends about it.

    2. Idiot Cube

      Idiot Cube

      You're both amateurs. I've been able to do that since birth with my bad eye.

    3. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      I did it when I was a kid but my mom said I'd wreck my eyes doing that, and I certainly didn't want that! Instead I just stare at screens for 16 hours a day.

  20. Researching the early history of virtual youtubing is like descending into a fever dream.

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    2. A 1970 Corvette

      A 1970 Corvette

      The "people" making nightcore are sophisticated enough to assemble a community?! I assumed they were all just failed anime twitter bots

    3. TheOnlyGuyEver

      TheOnlyGuyEver

      >Believing that music genres exist

    4. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      Yeah the nightcore community is weird from what little shit I've seen of it. It's like someone smashed a group of ravers and a group of weebs together and decides fuck it, let's see what happens.

       

      That being said I'd be lying if I said I didn't like some nightcore. The quality goes from "total fucking shit" to "pretty good" and it mostly depends on the original song. EDM will always take it a lot better than fucking New Divide.

  21. Friendly reminder to switch to SPUFOrange if you don't want to be eaten by skeletons.

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    2. Idiot Cube

      Idiot Cube

      Nonsense, I'm going to recruit them into my undead army!

    3. General DeGroot

      General DeGroot

      my gravestone's going to be a skeleton playing a sick guitar solo while he's on fire and there's nothing you can do to stop me

    4. Doopliss2008

      Doopliss2008

      joke's on you I always ran SPUForange.

  22. Somehow I legitimately like almost every piece of sonic the hedgehog music.

     

    Except for reach for the stars.

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    2. hugthebed2
    3. ToasterToastin'

      ToasterToastin'

      Does this apply to Sonic R?

       

      because it does to me.

    4. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      Sonic R, Sonic Rush, Sonic Forces, Sonic 2006, Sonic Shuffle, Tails's Adventure.

       

      ALL SONIC THE HEDGEHOG MUSIC

       

      (Except Reach for the Stars)

       

      (Okay, and except Sonic Chronicles, but that music is so bad it's kind of charming)

  23. After weeks of listening to music from youtube mixes generated from various starting points and with varying browser history I have determined that all roads lead to Africa.

    1. ToasterToastin'

      ToasterToastin'

      Is this the new "6 degrees of Kevin Bacon?"

    2. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      Sure.  Go to any song on youtube, click on recommended videos, and see how long it takes you to get back to Toto.

    3. TheOnlyGuyEver

      TheOnlyGuyEver

      Friend of mine got from a random wikipedia article to the McDonalds article in less than a minute (meaning through only clicking other wikipedia links present in the article). Absolute mastermind.

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