I know I’m really late to the party on this, but I didn’t want to do this at school, because I had a sneaking suspicion that I would cry (which I did), and that’s probably not a good thing to do at a high school with all of those judgmental teenagers.
I feel like I can relate to at least a little of what you said in your videos. I obviously can’t relate to everything, as I’m no YouTuber, but maybe just a little bit of it is relatable.
For example, when you were talking about that feeling that keeps you going, the feeling of seeing everything that people can do, I felt like I knew what you were talking about. I don’t reflect on it on the same scale as you, but I love seeing things that people can create. I don’t even care what it is or what the message is. I just love seeing people’s creations. That’s what’s giving me the drive to pursue art and animation. I watch animated movies like Zootopia and The Little Prince, and I fall in love all over again with the wonder that those animators brought to my screen. Even if it’s not animation or art, I just love people’s creations. It’s almost that same feeling that you feel, just on a little smaller scale.
Now, I told you that I cried when I watched your videos. I could sum this up to be I’m just an emotional little baby, but, if it’s alright, I’d like to delve into it a little. It’s late at night, so why not, right?
I cried when you said that “You are the most important thing that’s ever happened in my life, whether you know it or not.” You have no idea how much that means to me. I know you doubt that people mean that you have really helped them or even saved their life, but please don’t doubt that you’ve saved my life. You’ve kept me from doing God knows what, and you’ve kept me alive, even though some days the doubt that you feel is flipped over to my side and I doubt that you even care about me, even though you say you do. When you said that the community was the most important thing to happen to you, it felt like you were talking to just me, and it made me feel like you really did care.
I cried even harder when you told us that we saved you. With a community almost seventeen million people strong, there are so many people to talk to. And every single person has their issues. I have my issues, my friends have their issues, someone that I’ve never met that doesn’t even watch your videos has their own issues too. But I don’t think that a lot of us take the time to think about what you’ve been through, that there’s even a possibility that you could ever have or have had issues, be small or large. When you said that we saved you, it really hit home for me. Because I want to return your kindness. I want to show you the love and guidance that you have given me, and now I think that I have, just a little bit.
And after that it was just a cry fest until I watched Part Two.
But when I watched Part Two, there were no tears.
I just had the biggest, dumbest smile on my face. And it wouldn’t go away.
You want to know why?
It’s because you couldn’t stop talking about how grateful you are for everything, and it wasn’t a crying bumbling Mark this time, but a happy bouncing Mark who was so excited to see the response from the first video. It was an absolute joy to see you that happy, because that means to me that YouTube is a two-way street. You help us in our times of need, and when you feel like you’re lost and broken, we help you get back up and on your way.
Mark, you’re headed places. Where? That doesn’t matter. That doesn’t matter because you’re going to go wherever the fuck you want to go, because you put your heart and soul into everything you do, so long as you want to do it. Just look at what you (and the team) did for “A Date With Markiplier”! I mean, you all got that done in such a short time. If you can do that in that amount of time, just think of what else you can do! You can do anything!
And I’ll be rooting for you the whole time, and helping wherever I can.
I know that this got really long, and that I got really ramble-y, but hey, monkey see monkey do, right?
All in all, Mark, I just want you to know that you really truly are a great person. You can do anything. And if you want to talk to fans more, then do it! Make a little time for it each day. If you want to explore new mediums such as films and television, then go for it! Take a chance and say yes to one of those offers.
Shoot for the moon, because even if you don’t make it, you’ll land among the stars.
Thank you Mark. For everything, past, present, and future.
And there he goes! My crazy little boy, growing so fast. Jamie and I both wish we could all be together as a family for this. But nonetheless we are so proud. March 2017, 8 months old, River learns to walk! Where does the time go? ❤
you really can’t trust Straights with knowing your sexuality cause the moment you mention you’re gay or bi or pan fucking Heterosexual Jimothy is interrogating you about your entire sexual history like he’s digging for wank bank fodder
While rummaging through a box he found in the attic, England uncovers some old photos, along with old memories.
(These took so long to make, I hope you guys like them! I was trying to put subtle stuff in the photos to try and tell a story, I’ve never done it before so it was good practice! I might end up writing something for this if I decide to stop being lazy.)