I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I need to befriend a 13 year-old girl so I have someone to gossip about the Internet with. Like, is anyone following the Jaclyn Glenn/Social Repose break-up? Because none of my friends are, and the whole thing is KILLING ME. I have so many feelings, guys, and no one in my real life knows what I’m talking about. #ImwithJaclyn
Oh! And don’t even get me started on ShayCarl’s apology video… I want the Shaytards back so bad, but not like this… YouTube is not what it used to be. I checked out Zipster the other day for the first time in years and I’m thrilled that he’s still posting. It makes me nostalgic for old timey YouTube. Remember when LisaNova, Lonelygirl15 (before we discovered she wasn’t real), and thehill88 were a thing? Remember video responses (like when that Greg dude used to rip on Renetto all the time)? Those were simpler, more innocent times.
With all of the crap happening on YouTube lately (the demonetisation of videos, Big Business taking over, etc.), now would be a great time for Renetto to sweep in and develop an alternative, don’t you think? Paul’s timing was shit before, but now he might get somewhere. If I knew how to make a better, creator-centred, more community-driven video sharing site for regular content makers, and pay as much as adsense does, I’d do it today.
Anyway, onwards and upwards, I suppose.
Here’s what else I’ve been doing on the Internet lately:
I’ve been watching Helen Horbath (Laura Clery) videos, which Chase and I imitate all the time now. I can’t count the number of inappropriate comments I’ve made about my lady bits this month while calling my husband Steeeevuunnh.
After what feels like years of conspiracy videos, Shane’s been releasing some really great content lately. That whole Blaire Fowler thing was gold (I hope they’re still hanging out, as long as Ryland’s down), the lie detector test melted my heart, and Garrett’s makeover is my everything.
Speaking of Garrett, GARRETT WATTS!! Ugh. I love him so much. He’s so sweet. I want to hug him every time he goes “Shaaaane!” He’s basically my spirit animal.
Harry Styles and Ultralight Beam
I’ve also been listening to the Harry Styles cover of Ultralight Beam on repeat because it’s everything (it’s everythiiiing). I told my kids that Harry Styles is in love with me and he wrote his new (awesome) album for me. A girl can dream. I mean… he’s legal now. Even Chase refers to Haz as my boyfriend.
Multiplicity and Me
This serious channel about mental illness doesn’t fit into my post about random people I laugh at and/or lust over, but I stumbled upon a Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly known as multiple personality disorder) video a little while ago, and researched DID for DAYS. It really makes you think about what “selfhood” is when you see so many different and distinct personalities co-exist in one person.
There are a few people with DID channels out there, but Multiplicity and Me is my favourite because Jess does such a great job explaining the disorder, and she and her boys (her husband, too) are so genuine and likeable.
So that’s just a small snapshot of how I’ve been spending my time online lately. YouTube is my lord and saviour. What stuff do you watch/sites do you visit? Do you also feel like Ritchie and Greg are the same person? Please tell me so we can discuss the drama, giggle about our crushes, and be Internet friends.