The Stray Sheep #13 – YouTuber Appreciation, I guess: Brit, Cry, and the Cat

In today’s Stray Sheep I thought I’d talk about a few of my favourite YouTubers.

So, I used to watch Let’s Players and video game channels on YouTube since I couldn’t afford games too much and also didn’t always have the time for that. My first actual PC games were “Sonic Adventures DX Director’s Cut” and “Beyond Good And Evil”, great games at the time! Later I then also played Oblivion, Tomb Raider, Might and Magic and other games, but my first two games were those two and they left a mark behind.

And just like every kid at my age at the time, I wanted to make YouTube videos on video games, become a Let’s Player. Quite embarrassing, I know. So, when I was 14 I ended up recording videos on “Sonic Adventures DX Director’s Cut” and a game called “A Story About My Uncle” which wasn’t in its current state at the time. I played quite an early version with a few bugs here and there but I loved the game and the fact that it as well could be a CardsAgainstHumanity-card (wink wink nudge nudge).

But I dropped that for several reasons.

Mostly, it was because of me not having the most important equip. I had a shitty mic, a Windows Vista PC at the time (and later a Lenovo laptop that didn’t even run Minecraft smoothly) and also my voice was quite cringy (as I found at the time). Also, being the perfectionist that I was at the time, I ended up messing up stuff I said and just deleting the save and the whole session. Yep. I was stupid. Even with good equip, I never would have posted anything. In the end, it was more of a hobby and a dream of some sorts, to eventually do the same thing as a few of my favourite YouTubers at the time.

But I still kept watching YouTube videos on video games and I kept on reading stuff on that blog I followed (that I’ve mentioned quite often lately….yeet). And eventually, I found a channel called Cryaotic who has a great voice and produces lovely, relaxed content – and quite often on older games like Call of C’thulhu: Dark Corners of Earth. What I loved about his content was the fact that he didn’t do clickbait-y titles and clickbait-y thumbnails like other YouTubers at the time (and today) and also he was really relaxed during the whole time and quite often kept silent, unlike some people that post content where they’re constantly screaming and acting like…children, I guess.

Also, Cry does stream and also records himself while doing so and then cuts it into 40 minutes to hour-long parts sometimes, which leads to me often watching it in the evening before going to bed and which is often really amusing.

Another YouTuber I found, later on, was SplatterCatGaming who mostly covers Indie Games, which I’m quite fond of! He’s doing first impressions on most of them and while he is also quite relaxed and rather professional, I often feel like he’s spacing out and being derpy because of pressure (I guess?) which leads to him often missing stuff or him not playing that well, which is still quite fun. I really enjoy his content, but I haven’t watched his stuff in a while now since he didn’t really cover games that I liked… which is fine. You don’t always need to like everything, right?

And a while ago, I found The Spiffing Brit who’s making videos on video game exploits which often are really hilarious and I often enjoy those quite a lot. So, I watch his content quite often – also I love tea! And he promotes Yorkshire Gold quite often, which I found really lovely, indeed. He’s also using stock images in all of his videos to create comedic moments on top of other insiders like the coffee-hate, saluting to the UK-flag and praising the queen. I love it. There are also on-going things like him buying titles online if videos hit a certain threshold and it’s ridiculous. I really enjoy his content and his voice and you should probably check him out as well. It’s quite fun.

And that’s basically what I’ve been watching lately. Hope you liked this small little post. I kinda injured my fingers, I think, so I wasn’t able to type out the review I was planning to do, in time, and then I struggled with some weird WordPress-Shenanigans called “Version Conflict” and I kinda fixed it by not putting in pictures at all apart the Blaugust-B-Logo.. I tried stuff out, but it didn’t work, and then I just removed pictures and apparently that fixed it, which is fine, I guess. I’ll try putting in new pictures later once I’ve figured out what WordPress’ problem with me is.

Until then….

Cheers!

This post is part of a contest/challenge called Blaugust! The goal is to post as much as possible and participants are awarded with different prizes depending on the goal they achieved. My aim is to post on all 31 days of August and if you’d like to know more about this “event”, you should check this post out.

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