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 +4Posted on Jun 2nd, 2011 | re: The Videogum 6-Month Performance Review (468 comments)

tl ; dr

 +2Posted on Jun 2nd, 2011 | re: The Videogum 6-Month Performance Review (468 comments)

I am breaking my now LEGENDARY¹ silence.

I’ve been reading Videogum for a really long time², and I have never really commented on anything. I created an account on here a few days before Gabe made a post about sharing our Twitter handles³, and I got into the community that way. I’m @nopurpleshelves FIND ME.

This is going to sound really stupid, but I think this Videogum community⁴ is way bigger than a comments section. I’ve made a lot of friends because of this weird thing thing, and those friendships have become more than wondering what they will say in response to a blog post.

I don’t even check Videogum all that often anymore. Twice a week or so, I will get on and go through the back pages and whatever jumps out at me, but lately it all feels somewhat forced.⁵ It just feels like sometimes no one has their heart in it, no one (writer or otherwise) is as invested in it.

Maybe the reason why I feel that was is that my discovery of Vgum happened at a time I really needed it. My wheels were spinning, and I really wasn’t doing much of anything. Now that that has changed, maybe my borderline obsession with the site has becalmed because I don’t need it as much.⁶

I will always love Videogum. It has given me literally the greatest thing to ever happen to me. I met, became friends, fell madly in love, and am now moving in with a girl who came to Videogum in much the same way and the same time I did (Hi, @KiriMack!).

So. I owe this website everything. IOU, website. I’m constantly weirded out by how tight knit this community⁷ is. I’ve never encountered anything else like it on the internet, and I mean to tell you I have seen some things on the internet!⁸

Let’s all just hug it out, maybe cool it with all the GIFs, and have some coffee. Let’s wake it UP, y’all!

¹ Nope.
² Two and one half years is a long time.
³ Twandles
⁴ I really hate using this word. For a brief moment I considered using “quasi-gathering of predominantly like-minded (for the most part) jaded-about-nothing-specific twentysomethings”, but then it got TOO REAL.
⁵ Both my reading of the site, and — many times — the writing.
⁶ LOLOLOLOLO I SOUND SO DUMB
⁷ Again, ugh.
⁸ Mostly cute animal videos, but I’ve managed to avoid 2 Girls 1 Cup and the Chris Crocker kid.

 +28Posted on Jun 2nd, 2011 | re: The Videogum 6-Month Performance Review (468 comments)

I am breaking my now LEGENDARY¹ silence.

I’ve been reading Videogum for a really long time², and I have never really commented on anything. I created an account on here a few days before Gabe made a post about sharing our Twitter handles³, and I got into the community that way. I’m @nopurpleshelves FIND ME.

This is going to sound really stupid, but I think this Videogum “community”⁴ is way bigger than a comments section. I’ve made a lot of friends because of this weird thing thing, and those friendships have become more than wondering what they will say in response to a blog post.

I don’t even check Videogum all that often anymore. Twice a week or so, I will get on and go through the back pages and whatever jumps out at me, but lately it all feels somewhat forced.⁵ It just feels like sometimes no one has their heart in it, no one (writer or otherwise) is as invested in it.

Maybe the reason why I feel that was is that my discovery of Vgum happened at a time I really needed it. My wheels were spinning, and I really wasn’t doing much of anything. Now that that has changed, maybe my borderline obsession with the site has becalmed because I don’t need it as much.⁶

I will always love Videogum. It has given me literally the greatest thing to ever happen to me. I met, became friends, fell madly in love, and am now moving in with a girl who came to Videogum in much the same way and the same time I did (Hi, @KiriMack!).

So. I owe this website everything. IOU, website. I’m constantly weirded out by how tight knit this “community⁷” is. I’ve never encountered anything else like it on the internet, and I mean to tell you I have seen some things on the internet!

¹ Nope.
² Two and one half years is a long time.
³ Twandles
⁴ I really hate using this word. For a brief moment I considered using “quasi-gathering of predominantly like-minded (for the most part) jaded-about-nothing-specific twentysomethings”, but then it got TOO REAL.
⁵ Both my reading of the site, and — many times — the writing.
⁶ LOLOLOLOLO I SOUND SO DUMB
⁷ Again, ugh.

 +3Posted on Feb 23rd, 2010 | re: My Little Ponies Perform Showtunes And/Or Two Tickets To Nightmare Town (62 comments)

Now, I’m an actor, and I have done my fair share of musicals. But this kills it.

I’m done.

 +1Posted on Feb 23rd, 2010 | re: Welcome To The New Videogum (305 comments)

The internet!

 0Posted on Feb 23rd, 2010 | re: Welcome To The New Videogum (305 comments)

No joke! Today is going to be so good.

 +1Posted on Feb 22nd, 2010 | re: This Is The Real NSFW (59 comments)

This video had been removed from Youtube, thus saving my morning/ entire week.

The second rule of standup comedy is YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT STANDUP COMEDY.

 +2Posted on Jan 22nd, 2010 | re: A Round Up Of Positive Reviews Of Tooth Fairy (44 comments)

Happy?

 +11Posted on Jan 22nd, 2010 | re: The Final Episode Of The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien Drinking Game (35 comments)

I’ll see you guys at the hospital! Can’t wait!

 +8Posted on Jan 22nd, 2010 | re: A Round Up Of Positive Reviews Of Tooth Fairy (44 comments)

But there are Topical’s to be zing’d all around us! Never fear, that joke always works! Unlike Conan O’Brien until September 1st!

 +2Posted on Jan 19th, 2010 | re: The World's Worst Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Video (28 comments)

Only when you take that STUPID ARROW OFF YOUR FOREHEAD

 +3Posted on Jan 18th, 2010 | re: The World's Worst Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Video (28 comments)

A lot**

 +12Posted on Jan 11th, 2010 | re: Shut Up, Jerry Seinfeld (110 comments)

This isn’t politics, it’s an internet website on the ww.internet. Relaxgum, dawg.

Jerry Sienfeld is very good at not being very good.

 +7Posted on Jan 11th, 2010 | re: Shut Up, Jerry Seinfeld (110 comments)

upvoted

 +11Posted on Jan 11th, 2010 | re: The Simpsons Is A Thousand Years Old (41 comments)

Supersize MY SHORTS, MAN.

 +27Posted on Jan 11th, 2010 | re: Shut Up, Jerry Seinfeld (110 comments)

BAM. You got sent to Shut Up School.

Such amazing syncopation! Give this girl all the Oscars AND all the Tony’s!

I’d wear that on laundry day, for sure.

Psh, I have been drinking Vitamin Water for two years and have never ONCE turned into a werewolf. False advertising, dudes & dudettes.

 +5Posted on Oct 27th, 2009 | re: George Lopez Is A Pee-Pee Head (33 comments)

Unless he happens to be a big George Lopez fan, because then it’s win-win.

 +3Posted on Oct 27th, 2009 | re: George Lopez Is A Pee-Pee Head (33 comments)

TBS no longer very funny.

Was it ever, though?

 +2Posted on Oct 27th, 2009 | re: You Be The Blog: Wes Anderson Edition (57 comments)

The children! How could people resist these adorable children, who are probably not digging through the garbage for a new shirt right now! Probably!

 +2Posted on Oct 26th, 2009 | re: Can We Even Come Up With A Worse Tagline For Sherlock Holmes? (169 comments)

Watson your stocking? This movie, hopefully!

 +5Posted on Oct 13th, 2009 | re: Oh Hell No, There Are More?!? (44 comments)

Honestly, I could handle these videos. Until, that is, he started talking in that fucking Betty Boop video.

That’s it, my boyfriend and I need to have a talk.