friendly reminder about markiplier and other youtubers, and a message to the fanbase
i know firsthand how special mark is. he’s helped me through many
tough times, and i’ve even gone as far to say he saved my life.
someone who suffers from moderate depression (and has been since this
time last year, but i’m getting it under control now with help), i want
you guys to know that if you are depressed, it’s okay to watch youtubers
and stuff, but don’t substitute them for professional help. when
watching them, you may feel better and happier, but watching someone do
their job and make people happy on camera isn’t compensation for lets
say– therapy or medication that would actually help in the long run. it
also puts a big weight on mark and other youtuber’s shoulders, because
they have people professing undying love for them, saying that they
saved their lives- so yeah. they have major responsibilities, because
now millions upon millions of people are watching every single thing
that they do.
and while that’s flattering enough, i know for a
fact that mark has some crazies dogging his every move and looking to
call him out whenever he does something even moderately questionable.
i’ve been a watcher since early 2013, and i know that back then, mark
was able to just film videos and have fun, and didn’t have to worry
about what he said or did. it was all in good fun, and everyone was cool
with it. somewhere around the time when he hit 2 million subscribers,
that changed. people are steady looking to bust him out in any way,
shape or form possible, especially now that his fanbase is larger.
guess what i’m trying to say is that i know we laugh with mark. we cry
with mark, we act crazy with mark, and all these other youtubers-
jacksepticeye, the grumps, pewdiepie, cryaotic– whoever!
they’re only human too, and if you’re depressed or suffering any other
medical issue, i can say from firsthand proof that they don’t magically
cure it with their videos. they can ease the pain, but you don’t become
magically happy. you’ll get sad again, be it the next day or the next
month. you really should get help.
and the reason i started
talking about his fanbase is because– i’ve watched it grow, too. fans
of mark and these youtubers need to also watch and police their own
actions- be careful what you do and say on social media platforms. a
good majority of mark’s fanbase are thirsty teenagers, and they say
stuff like this; http://s9.postimg.org/kzda86edb/screenshot_22.png ( i had to link it, i couldn’t put a photo in the middle of the post my bad- )
and yes, those are my friends telling them to chill the fuck out. they honestly need to.
is why mark has to keep everything off camera possibly closely guarded.
this is why his fanbase is being called the next broarmy, because
pewdie’s fandom from 2011-13– was fucking crazy. i stopped watching him
for a long time one point and i still don’t watch him on a daily basis
because of– just– woah. it was overwhelming. it’s the same with mark
now. these fans treat mark like their lord and savior, and someone says
something about him that they don’t agree with– like, ay- voice your
opinion??? and i’ve seen them- they will start– they start breathing
really heavy and– and typing really fast. they will fuck you up,
man. and i avoid tumblr now because a majority of the blogs i follow
are mark fans and i- i see some crazy shit. mark’s fandom makes me
really sad. especially the chaste system thing. and that’s what needs to
change. mark’s fandom should be one in unity, and we shouldn’t be at
constant odds with eachother. people who draw shouldn’t be regarded as
higher than people who can’t, because they have other talents. they can
write, sing, program, or even make videos themselves– who knows,
there’s so much out there. and there shouldn’t be closed cliques. like–
artists shouldn’t limit who they talk to to only people who can draw
or– or whatever. we should all be friends and be accepting and
welcoming to everyone! even if they aren’t a fan of mark.
this is touching on many topics at once, but long post very short; we
are the face of mark on these websites, and we need to behave ourselves.
i’ve gotten in trouble for saying that age is a part of it by people
who are presumably young themselves- screaming at me “AGE IS NOT A PART
OF IT!!!!!111!!11” and let me tell you- yes it is. there’s a good chance
that only a 12 year old or 13 year old would say some of the stupid
shit i see in the comments and on tumblr and on twitter– or some
mentally challenged adults, i just– you never know. this post seems to
be going in circles now, so i’ll wrap it up;
we represent mark. first impressions matter. this fanbase needs to behave.
just had to get that off my chest, and i know some people wont agree-
it’s just how i feel and how i’ve been feeling for a while. and i feel
better now that i’ve said something. : D