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Favourite content creators / YouTube channels

Postby HeRetiK » Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:52 pm

So what content are you guys consuming these days? I started visiting Newgrounds more often again about 1-2 years ago but obviously most of the bee's knees is happening on YouTube these days so who are you following?

A large part of videos I just listen to on the side while doing chores or more simple work stuff. Many channels come and go, but three evergreens in my book are:

PBS Space Time -- physics and space stuff
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7_gcs ... bpVgjHZ_7g

Kurzgesagt -- short well researched videos on a wide range of current topics
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsXVk3 ... 1rDPwtNM8Q

exurb1a -- philosphic rants, I guess?
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCimiUg ... 7BdaCZpVbg


Most recently I also discovered a fun channel on music theory -- Sideways:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi7l9c ... ft67vw78qw
Even if you don't get what he's talking about this guy is so excited about his own research that you're just happy that he's happy.


At this point I'll also have to do a shoutout to three of my recent favourite content creators on Newgrounds where I will now pretend that they don't have YouTube channels:

Gooseworx -- Fun weird short films with great character designs. Partly reminisicent of Felix Colgrave, partly inspired by video game language, all crazy goodness
https://gooseworx.newgrounds.com/

wavetro -- Minimalistic short sketches that somehow tickle my funnybone
https://wavetro.newgrounds.com/

JamesLee -- I just love the "the mask"-like moderator persona he started using in his videos
https://jameslee.newgrounds.com/


There's many more but here's where I cut it :)

So what about you guys, got any recommendations? Weird humour, channels on oddly specific topics? Lead me to my next rabbit hole, my friends!

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Re: Favourite content creators / YouTube channels

Postby Luna-kins » Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:31 am

Ooh, Sideways looks very interesting!

My Youtube is 50% just watching random dudes play games and another 40% food channels, so I'm not gonna share that.

I'll share the remaining 10%

Michael Reeves - My latest interest, this guy makes fun tech and is funny himself.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtHaxi4GTYDpJgMSGy7AeSw

AntsCanada - I liek ants. The guy isn't even in Canada.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCONd1SNf3_QqjzjCVsURNuA

Twosetviolin - Growing up learning classical music, this channel hits that nostalgic spot while trying to be fun about it.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAzKFALPuF_EPe-AEI0WFFw

Nigel Ng - Comedian who relates to my ethnicity. Probably not funny to people who didn't grow up in a traditional chinese household.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVjlpEjEY9GpksqbEesJnNA


Half of my content consumption also comes from Twitch.tv

I also create content! Sort of. twitch.tv/maryvessa


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Postby HeRetiK » Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:30 pm

Luna-kins wrote:Michael Reeves - My latest interest, this guy makes fun tech and is funny himself.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtHaxi4GTYDpJgMSGy7AeSw


Hey, it's the guy that made that robot that shines a laser in your eye! :lol: I don't think I ever checked out the rest of his channels, there's some pretty hilarious stuff on there. The Roomba that screams when it bumps into stuff really did brighten my day.


Luna-kins wrote:
I also create content! Sort of. twitch.tv/maryvessa


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Re: Favourite content creators / YouTube channels

Postby Spaced Ape » Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:37 am

Great idea for a thread.

I don't really have consistent channels I view myself for the most part. I'll suppose I'll go with the more popular/well known.

Day 9 has been someone I've been watching since the early days of Starcraft 2 (though he and his brother have a storied history with StarCraft, both pros and personalities in the scene for years). He's a positive and fun individual that is known to go into in-depth rants about both the gaming and streaming industries, having been in both for longer than many.
https://www.youtube.com/user/day9tv
(Also, I would feel remiss not to mention John Bain and Geoff Robinson, both friends of Day 9 and fellow content creators who I followed for years, and both who sadly have passed relatively recently. Their community misses them dearly.)

If you like movies, both terrible, and cult classic, then I'm sure you already know about Red Letter Media. They're largest claim to fame is the famous (or infamous?) teardown of the Star Wars Prequels, the series of bad movie critiques Best of the Worst, the occasional new movie review, and in-depth conversations covering known and lesser-known movie classics in their re:View. Really, its just a bunch of Milwaukee hackfrauds making a half-ass attempt at taking something that's not entertaining, and convincing you that with enough booze, anything is possible.
https://www.youtube.com/user/RedLetterMedia

And hey, if science and engineering (more so engineering) are your thing, then Dustin at Smarter Every Day will have you covered. Practically every episode is centered on taking somewhat basic concepts and everyday experiences, and going over the engineering of how it works, why it works that way, and what to do have fun with it. Recently he and friends developed a cannon that can make a baseball go supersonic (faster than sound), then afterwards tested it by shooting a baseball into a test dummy. Would recommend.
https://www.youtube.com/c/smartereveryday

There's quite a few more, but its pretty late, so for now this list will have to do. Suffice to say, mostly now-a-days its news, politics, and hockey. But when its not, these are a few of my favorites. to pass the time.
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Re: Favourite content creators / YouTube channels

Postby HeRetiK » Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:34 pm

Spaced Ape wrote:And hey, if science and engineering (more so engineering) are your thing, then Dustin at Smarter Every Day will have you covered. Practically every episode is centered on taking somewhat basic concepts and everyday experiences, and going over the engineering of how it works, why it works that way, and what to do have fun with it. Recently he and friends developed a cannon that can make a baseball go supersonic (faster than sound), then afterwards tested it by shooting a baseball into a test dummy. Would recommend.
https://www.youtube.com/c/smartereveryday


Gotta love crazy engineering YouTube channels, will definitely check those out. I think I actually came across one of their videos before, at least their channel icon and name seem familiar.

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Re: Favourite content creators / YouTube channels

Postby Spaced Ape » Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:30 pm

Yeah, he's got some great stuff, though his 'golden retriever' attitude about everything might be a bit grating after a 30 minute video. Granted, it worked for Steve Irwin, but maybe that's just an Aussie accent for ya.

Another one I catch for its quickies is Jomboy who does short/blurb commentary on sports (usually major US ones, but every once in a while he'll come across something slightly obscure).
For example, here's one of his doing it for the '2012 Ear Pulling Contest': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaHZLUWwxfQ

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