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Hey man, that picture is really scary. He's totally not faking those screams!

I'll never understand how Pewdiepie is the hottest shit since the tail end of that really spicy chili I ate one time.

It's like, do I need to be stoned to enjoy it or something?

Still enjoy him in small doses, sorry not sorry!

Not that the comic is inaccurate. :D

This would probably mean more to me if I actually watched Pewdiepie's videos, but I will never EVER watch the videos of anyone with an alias like Pewdiepie.

Daystar Clarion:
I'll never understand how Pewdiepie is the hottest shit since the tail end of that really spicy chili I ate one time.

It's like, do I need to be stoned to enjoy it or something?

I think you just need to forget anything you know about humour and just let him wash over you. Like a wave of screeching and rape jokes.

Daystar Clarion:
I'll never understand how Pewdiepie is the hottest shit since the tail end of that really spicy chili I ate one time.

It's like, do I need to be stoned to enjoy it or something?

It's a mystery of the Universe. One day scientists will teach a Chimpanzee to scream 'rape' at a camera so they can study this enigma in a controlled environment. Although I imagine a chimp would consider it beneath them.

It's funny because it's true.

Interesstinly enough I only come into contact with Pewdiepie through people complaining about him or comments under videos from other Let's players claiming that this stuff is better than Pewdiepie's stuff and of course the occasional obvious troll praising him in order to provoke the "this is better than Pewdiepie" crowd.
It's just weird. I think I just prefer to let people enjoy what they enjoy and avoid what I don't. It's not that hard.

Eh, Pewdiepie's not exactly my cuppa tea, but I don't hold his success against him or his fans.

I'll never understand why his haters give him all this unsolicited attention. I mean, why give him more views? And yes, his haters do watch his videos, if only to find more fuel to throw into the fire. Pewdiepie himself once pointed out that they are just making him more money, and of course they used that statement to claim that he was a greedy scumbag...

Daystar Clarion:
I'll never understand how Pewdiepie is the hottest shit since the tail end of that really spicy chili I ate one time.

It's like, do I need to be stoned to enjoy it or something?

Yes, yes you do. There really is no other way. Other than maybe some stronger drugs...

While the observation is indeed accurate, I am wondering if this was a dud week and you just needed to get something out for a deadline, because it's not particularly refreshing or funny. I'm sorry.

Yes, Pewdiepie has an annoying, high-pitched voice that he makes far too much use of... er, well done for having access to Youtube, I guess? Because that's all you really need to make this joke. You guys are capable of some gold-standard satire, which is why I always look forward to your strips whenever they come out, but this one I'm afraid produced the biggest "meh" out of me in a long time. Even if all you're aiming for is a strip about how Pewdiepie is irritating, surely you could have come up with something a little more interesting than this.

Daystar Clarion:
I'll never understand how Pewdiepie is the hottest shit since the tail end of that really spicy chili I ate one time.

It's like, do I need to be stoned to enjoy it or something?

I have been told it helps. Though watching others play video games is the dullest thing i have ever done.

I think the writer(s?) of this comic should take a vacation and get some inspiration. The "jokes" have been lackluster for a very long time now.

That made me laugh, well done. I hate Let's players'...status as gaming videos instead of its own thing, making it impossible to find the analytical stoff I want.

CriticalMiss:

Daystar Clarion:
I'll never understand how Pewdiepie is the hottest shit since the tail end of that really spicy chili I ate one time.

It's like, do I need to be stoned to enjoy it or something?

It's a mystery of the Universe. One day scientists will teach a Chimpanzee to scream 'rape' at a camera so they can study this enigma in a controlled environment. Although I imagine a chimp would consider it beneath them.

Actually The Game Theorists did an episode on Youtube about how Pewdiepie became successful, it's quite good and help you understand how Youtube works and how he blew up. I had actually never really known who he was until that video.

There's only one person who shouts at games that I'll watch. NSFW:

At least he makes sense between the screams of rage.

I don't like his stuff, but I approve that of his charity work and how he includes his fan base in it. Sometimes, you can use the stupid stuff to achieve smart ends.

Daystar Clarion:
I'll never understand how Pewdiepie is the hottest shit since the tail end of that really spicy chili I ate one time.

It's like, do I need to be stoned to enjoy it or something?

You need to be about 13-14 to enjoy it.

To be honest. I know Felix is smart and nice person. Believe me he is not stupid, he knows how to bait an audience and make money with it - I respect that. He knew how to use the Youtube algorithm. Basically he know how to play the youtube game.

But his Internet persona. I can't withstand. I feel insulted, when I watch his content. The screams, moanings, bad jokes and repeating bad jokes.

But nothing I hate more than his Fanatic followers. To the point I avoid EVERYTHING Felix makes just to avoid his fans. And it is a shame, since he is a nice dude at heart.

Goliath100:
That made me laugh, well done. I hate Let's players'...status as gaming videos instead of its own thing, making it impossible to find the analytical stoff I want.

There are few who do that. They are unfortunately not popular since highbrow analytical content is a niche genre.

Examples in my opinion: Jesse Cox when he decides plays story heavy games (Because he analyzes the shit out of everything to the point of redundant). Rurikhan (When he does RPGs). Plantgrowth - He is Finnish tho and does he content in Finnish. Knows what he is doing.
Thats about it really.

If you know any good ones - Do share.

CorvusFerreum:
Interesstinly enough I only come into contact with Pewdiepie through people complaining about him or comments under videos from other Let's players claiming that this stuff is better than Pewdiepie's stuff and of course the occasional obvious troll praising him in order to provoke the "this is better than Pewdiepie" crowd.
It's just weird. I think I just prefer to let people enjoy what they enjoy and avoid what I don't. It's not that hard.

I guess he is kind of like Bieber in that respect: I never hear much about any of both unless people complain about them. Incidentally, both seem to have huge fan followings that seem to not be really comprehensible in any way to me. But that is also where it ends: I'm really indifferent to them. I don't like their stuff but ultimately whatever they do doesn't affect me in any way so why should I care?

Daystar Clarion:
I'll never understand how Pewdiepie is the hottest shit since the tail end of that really spicy chili I ate one time.

It's like, do I need to be stoned to enjoy it or something?

I believe this video does a pretty good job at explaining things...or at least trying to.

As for the comic...I'm guessing I'm missing a reference somewhere...

Kurt Cristal:
At least he makes sense between the screams of rage.

Michael's screaming is also (usually) more genuine. A large part of what's offputting about many LPers is that their overreactions are so obviously faked. Occasionally Michael has to do that too, but most of the time he is legitimately pissed off at the game he's playing.

P.S. Thanks

Incidentally, I thought of another YouTuber (who is nothing like Pewdiepie), Northernlion, when I saw the title, since "Let's Look at" is the name of one of his series of videos.

Also, it's become apparent that Atlus fans don't particular like PDP either...

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Can't saw I blame them, to be honest.

He's funnier than this comic.

balfore:
[quote="CriticalMiss" post="6.845964.20851268"]
Actually The Game Theorists did an episode on Youtube about how Pewdiepie became successful, it's quite good and help you understand how Youtube works and how he blew up. I had actually never really known who he was until that video.

Given that TGT is unwatchable simply on the basis of how monumentally annoying the narrator (narrators?) are they should know.

I'm sort of glad I can't imagine the guy screeching. I've never seen more than a minute of any of his videos. Something about his accent and his apparent comfort with English result in a sort of slurred speech that I find both difficult to understand and slightly grating. Nothing against the guy, it just makes his videos a chore to watch for me.

Good to know he's at least somewhat genuine with his reactions, though. Staged reactions are one of my biggest pet peeves with LPers. I even prefer the monotone ones to the actors.

Just wait until his obsessed fans crawl out from under the bridge that spawned them and threaten to rape and kill you for disliking Pewdiepie.
Just wait, it'll happen.

Daystar Clarion:
I'll never understand how Pewdiepie is the hottest shit since the tail end of that really spicy chili I ate one time.

It's like, do I need to be stoned to enjoy it or something?

He is popular because he comes across as a really nice, really sincere person. That coupled with the fact that the biggest Youtube audience is gamers and despite the lack of sophistication of his humor he is the most subscribed Youtuber. I am subscribed, I don't watch a ton of the videos he uploads, but he can be entertaining sometimes.

Brian Tams:
Just wait until his obsessed fans crawl out from under the bridge that spawned them and threaten to rape and kill you for disliking Pewdiepie.
Just wait, it'll happen.

No it won't. This is the Escapist. We always say stuff will when it actually won't. It's like a curse... or a charm if you wanna look at it another way.

This reminds me of that shitstorm that occurred over the SmoshGames thing. I never heard what came out of it.

Even so, did some recent event warrant a stab at Pewdiepie, or are you having a slow week?

The Secret of the success of Pewdiepie by The Game Theorist

There's nothing really wrong with Pewdiepie himself, if you like him, good for you, if you don't like him good for you too.
I'm also subscribed to Pewdiepie and only watch videos/series that I want to watch. He's just simply entertaining and easy to follow.

My real problem with him is that he doesn't play many Scary games anymore, with only one new Series that just got uploaded to his channel which is "Deadlight".

I watched the Neverending Nightmares video he did on the demo version. I think that's the only thing I ever saw of this guy. I don't want to see more, to be honest, really not my type of reviewer/LPer/previewer/YouTuber/whatever.

Skeleon:
I watched the Neverending Nightmares video he did on the demo version. I think that's the only thing I ever saw of this guy. I don't want to see more, to be honest, really not my type of reviewer/LPer/previewer/YouTuber/whatever.

Online Entertainer.

That's really the best way to put it.

He is certainly lucky to be able to travel the world and establish himself as a global brand unlike many youtubers. But the other main factor is demographics and he hits the main demographic that makes him a success. Children and teenagers. They are still when you look at the statistics on a granular level when it comes to who plays video games are still the dominate force. Yes people who have video games as a long standing hobby are still playing but that is a minority. Same applies to the women who plays games because if you actually examine the ESA statistics in-depth you will find that the statistics still include solitaire and basic windows games.

I'm more curious when his fame runs out if he will be able to actually transition. That is the main question for most online entertainers. Aside from RWJ who expanded his wealth, I'm not seeing anyone doing the same. Not to mention so far the only long term content being created related to video games is Nerdy Nummies which is basically a cooking show. Even I don't know if it is high quality.

I like watching PewDiePie in small doses and this comic is terribly accurate xD

Under_your_bed:
It's funny because it's true.

Okay, I'm the kind of sick degenerate that thinks rape jokes can be funny. But fucking hell, every other word out of his mouth is RAPE this and RAPE that. I used to think PDP was just annoying and banal; now I see he's actually pretty fucking scummy.

Can we like, start a crowdfunding campaign to send Slowbeef, Diabetus, and Lowtax to Europe to track this fucker down and beat him half to death, catch it on video, and get Research Indicates to do commentary on it?

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