My Father is a Smosher

Quickie introduction, since this post is not going to be about me, but for someone important in my life. My name is Kaitlyn, I’m 19 and a college sophomore, currently studying English.

Okay, now onto who this is truly about; my father.

My dad is one of the kindest men out there. He has a good heart and will not judge anyone. He’s the kind of person that once you start a conversation with, he would be your best friend in an instant. He’s a huge geek and was a huge lover of Dungeons and Dragons, Monty Python, Talisman, and some video games. He’s also a huge goofball and has a sick and twisted sense of humor which passed down to me. He’s a loving husband and treats my mother right as she treats him right, too. They are each other’s backbone, and even if they drive each other crazy sometimes, they will never be apart.

Unfortunately, a thing called life has not been good to my father and my family.

In 2015, my father was laid off from his job of 26 years because of financial issues the company was having. He was devastated as he loved working there. He started to feel a bit down, but was determined to get back on his feet. He started taking a part time job as a pizza delivery man, which isn’t much, but it made some money. Meanwhile, he went on countless interviews, and finally, in early 2016, things began to look up as he got a new job after being unemployed for about a year. That happiness was short lived, because after a few months, he was fired because the company didn’t believe he was working to “their standards.” Now, he’s back on the job market, looking for something while working part time delivering pizza and part time at retail while we struggle to keep up with the bills.

To help my father feel a bit better, I introduced him to YouTube, since a lot of YouTubers have helped me get through my darkest times. Particularly, I showed him Smosh because I knew he would get a lot of their jokes since he was a geek and had a weird sense of humor. There’s not one Smosh video where I didn’t see him smile and laugh. Not only has Smosh provided a distraction for all that is going on in our life, but it gave me and my father something to bond over. So far, his favorite videos are “Every Walking Dead Ever,” “Every Dog Ever,” and “Dixon Cider” (did I mention we are both immature?).

I recently emailed Prank It Fwd and and asked if there is a way I can surprise my father by meeting Ian and Anthony. I know that is huge wishful thinking, but I want something good to come for my father after all he has been through, and I don’t think anything would make him feel more better than meeting the men that helped him get distracted from everything and something that bought him and his daughter something special to share.

@smosh if you are reading this (and you might not be), I really hope you can make my father have a huge smile on his face again. Even if it is something like a video message personalized for him, I want him to finally have something good happen to him that he can remember for a long time.

Thank you to everyone who are reading this. Please spread the word so my mom and I can see my father’s real smile and laugh. 

  • Joven: If you bite it and you die, it’s poisonous. If it bites you and you die, it’s venomous
  • Wes: What if it bites me and it dies?
  • Joven: That means you’re poisonous
  • Lasercorn: What if it bites itself and I die?
  • Joven: …That’s voodoo
  • Sohinki: What if it bites me and someone else dies?
  • Joven: That’s correlation, not causation
  • Mari: What if we bite each other and neither of us die?
  • Flitz: That’s kinky
  • Joven: (reading the card) The one person I would not wanna spend hours sitting besides on a plane.
  • Flitz & Sohinki: (laughing)
  • Joven: It's TOO BAD that Sohinki is not on this card.
  • Sohinki: Ok, can I say this... One time we were on a plane on this particularly bumpy flight and I asked him [Joven] if he would hold my hand and he actually did it.
  • Wes & Flitz: AWWWWWW.
  • Joven: I'm gonna let you die on the plane next time.
CRAZY CARNIVAL GAMES! (Maricraft: Block of Live Pt. 4)
  • Flitz: Is this a Smosh Games carnival? Are they here?!
  • Joven: I used to be subscribed to that channel.
  • Sohinki: No, it used to actually be a reputable video game channel, they had like reviews and stuff, now they're just fuckin' dumb.
  • Lasercorn: Where's Ian and Anthony?
  • Matt Raub: Who broke it?
  • Everyone: ...
  • Matt Raub: I'm not mad, I just want to know.
  • Flitz: ...I did it, I broke-
  • Matt Raub: No, no you didn't. Joven?
  • Joven: Don't look at me, look at Wes!
  • Wes: What? I didn't break it.
  • Joven: Huh, that's weird, how did you know it was broken?
  • Wes: Because it's sitting right in front of us, and it's broken!
  • Joven: Suspicious.
  • Wes: No it isn't!
  • Lasercorn: If it matters, probably not, Mari was the last one to use it...
  • Mari: Liar! I don't even drink that crap!
  • Lasercorn: Oh? Then what were you doing by the coffee counter earlier?
  • Mari: I use the little wooden stirs to push back my cuticules! Everyone knows that, Lasercorn!
  • Flitz: Okay, let's not fight. I broke it, let me pay for it.
  • Matt Raub: No! Who broke it?
  • Wes: ...Y'know, Sohinki has been awfully quiet.
  • Sohinki: Really?!
  • Wes: Yeah, really!
  • Everyone: *Intense arguing*
  • Matt Raub, watching from the back: I broke it. It burnt my hand, so I punched it.
  • Lasercorn: Before we start, I’d like to assassinate Wes.
  • Wes: Wh— that’s not how the game works.
  • Lasercorn: He said something mean about my unicorn horn.
  • Joven: Uh, you know, there’s no assassinations in this game.
  • Wes: Yeah, that’s not how the game works.
  • Joven: Yet.
  • Wes: We don’t actually hurt each other at all.
  • Lasercorn: [softly] One of these days I’ll be able to assassinate you. Okay!
  • [intro]
(Youtube) Imagine being a part of Smosh Games and dating Shayne

“Who are you texting the whole time? Uh, are you seeing someone?” Fast as she was, she took your phone and started reading the messages. “Mari!” “What? Our little Y/N is dating? Who?” Joven looked over Maris shoulder on your screen. “Guys! Don’t be jerks!” You said and tried to get your phone back, but Mari started running through the whole office, loudly reading the texts. “I miss you so much – I miss you too. Can’t wait to see you next week – me neither. You looked so beautiful in the last video” Everyone grinned at the two of you, fighting over your phone. “Stop. Reading!” Actually you didn’t mind Mari reading it, but it was nobody else’s business. “How cute” Lasercorn said and made kissing sounds. “Who’s the admirer? Tell us” Sohinki tried to get a name. “I’m not telling you, you pricks!” Mari kept on reading “Stop lying Shay…Wait!” Mari put the phone down and looked at me with big eyes. “Are you dating Shayne? Like our Shayne?” You sighed. “Yes. Shayne and I are dating for a month now….now give me my phone back!”