Monday, February 3, 2014

The bane of the internet

     I feel as though I need to speak on this subject, it has haunted me for a while and I need to share my thoughts. What I need to speak of is the menace known as pewdiepie, a Swedish gamer that has gained the system and the control of 13 year olds everywhere.

     Pewdiepie is what is known as a "Lets Player", these "Lets Players" play whatever game happens to be horrendously popular at the time and play them and uploads the video and commentary to You Tube. This is all fine and good. I see it as an audio book type of situation. If you cant game, watch someone else do it. This is an interesting case. A good way to introduce this topic is to link a video that accurately displays how I feel.

    By the way, shout out to Retsupurae, best LP'ers on YouTube.

       I feel the same way as the people in the video, he is downright annoying. He is a shrieking fool and a toxic force on the internet. I feel the same way about minecraft but I should only offend one large group of people on the internet.

       The issue at this point is his popularity. This heathen has over 19 million subscribers. Let that sink in... NINETEEN MILLION AND GROWING. How many mentally inept people on the internet can there be. And please, don't take that statement lightly. I don't think anyone above the age of 12 should be so socially and mentally inept to even tolerate this... this thing.

       For about a month in middle school I liked watching this mess and I am not proud of it but what  I am proud of is. At that age I was old enough to realize how stupid this garbage is. Hell, even my 12 year old brother is above it. Yet there are people, real humans, in my high school that watch regularly and enjoy his "work".

      Beyond the issue with actual content I wish that the people that subscribe to him would spread the love. There are dozens of people on You Tube that put more work and deserve more attention than he does. Namely game theory other people like that.

     A community that is more obnoxious than he coupled with content that makes people want to plunge screwdrivers into their ears. ON TOP OF a broken system. He has become the richest, most over rated man on the internet. I wish worse on him than I do Peter Molyneux.

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