YouTube Findings

During my normal, everyday consumption of content (read: procrastination, or goofing off), I come across posts, videos, etc. that relate to this project. The following list (with corresponding timestamps) comes from a little list I started keeping on my phone a few months back called “Thesis Field Notes.”

It, like my Twitter Feed Findings, points out elements of my own consumed fandom content that somehow relate to or added an further influence or perspective to this project. For the sake of time, I’ll let these findings stand on their own.

(And maybe just for fun I’ll keep any sketchy lil notes I wrote for each one.)

Hot Ones S9 E2: Halle Berry Refuses to Lose to Spicy Wings 
[6:03 - 6:48]
> celebs doing "real shit" 
> relatable = connection = appeal
> "voyeuristic" content consumers
Hot Ones S9 E8: Binging with Babish Gets a Tattoo While Eating Spicy Wings 
[2:42 - 4:39]
> food in pop culture and fandom 
> content creation
> meeting your heroes
> collective learning experiences
Hot Ones S9 E10: Idris Elba Wants to Fight While Eating Spicy Wings 
[13:38 - 15:31]
> fame & (lack of) privacy 
> reality v. "reality" entertainment
> celebrity obsession
Hot Ones S5 E11: Shawn Mendes Reveals a New Side of Himself While Eating Spicy Wings
[9:44 - 12:20]
>  fans as protectors
> no control over own fandom
> natural growth of fandom
> celebrity obsession
Hot Ones S11 E4: Halsey Experiences the Jersey Devil While Eating Spicy Wings
[9:30 - 13:56]
> K-Pop fans v. western music fans 
> charity under the fandom's name
> fan protectors
> community
Binging with Babish Answers the Web's Most Searched Questions | WIRED
[9:30 - 13:56]
> fandom influence on career
> natural growth of fandom
> meeting your heroes
> collabs, connection, community
jacksepticeye: NIGHTMARE EYES | Night in the Woods - Part 2
[49:40 - 50:37]
> community involvement 
> participatory culture (fan art)
> crowdfunding (Kickstarter)
NIGHT | Far From Noise
[49:31 - 55:20]
> loss of passion
> creative process
> relatability in video games
> self-esteem
> doubt
Take Your Eyes Off The Screen
(SIMULACRA: Pipe Dreams)
[48:28 - 49:32]
> escapism
> belonging
> validation
> content creation
> balance

WARNING: discussions of mental health, anxiety, depression, and references to suicide

[0:00 - 1:11, 52:00 - 1:06:41]
> content creation
> outlet, coping, mental health
> positive mental attitude
> finding meaning, fulfillment
A POWERFUL EXPERIENCE | The Beginner's Guide
[54:06 - 58:13]
> celebrities are people too
> personas
> belief in perfection
> humanity
> perceptions
Why are Fangirls Scary? | Yve Blake | TEDxSydney
[watch the whole thing; it's important]
> fan passion
> gender stereotypes
> double standards
> feminism
Let's talk about Dark Souls one last time wait where are you going
[12:45 - 14:29]
> gatekeeping
> birth of "let's play" era
> "toxicity" in fan communities
> player cooperation

stan Polygon

they're cool

What Games Are Like For Someone Who Doesn't Play Games
[whole thing]
> "language" of video games
> video game skills & trends
> skill acquisition
> community experiences
> knowledge sharing