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Lets Play: Sips
aka: Yogscast Sips
The real guy, the best guy.

Sips is a Let's Player and a member of the Yogscast. At some point before he made gaming videos for them, Sips worked as the Yogscast's web designer.

He collaborates with Sjin, Lewis Brindley, Turpster and Hat Films on vanilla and modded Minecraft series, though he has taken several breaks from Minecraft content to avoid burning himself out.

His Minecraft co-op series are largely filled with aimless or laid-back conversations with the other Yogs and not a lot of progress. He also plays banter-filled rounds of Garry's Mod minigames with Hat Films and Turps, such as Prop Hunt, Trouble In Terrorist Town and Murder. Even in his solo series, he frequently has humorous one-sided conversations laced with sarcasm and profanity towards the characters (and in some cases, inanimate objects) in the games he plays.

He has done a bit of voice work for web animation shows. He voiced the blue spaceman in Spacemen and the blue ninja, "the Burrito Bushido", in Ninjas.

His YouTube channel can be found here.

Sips provides examples of these tropes:

  • Bad Bad Acting: His Incoming Ham in the BlueXephos channel's Jaffa Factory series. Weirdly, Sips' normal voice almost never changes, including later on in this series, but here, he acts like a really furious boss.
  • Bad Boss: He clearly has a lot of fun with this trope in the Tekkit playthrough with Lewis and Simon, given how it is Played for Laughs and taken Up to Eleven. He fires Sjin just because Lewis is nearby, and when the latter is settling in with the former's job, he is told how workers have a Christmas Party once a century with no holidays; this is in turn followed by the revelation that they work for limited pay and for 20 hour days; this is all just before he is given five minutes to collect 30,000 bits of dirt.
    • Much later, in his Skyrim series, he ordered Uthgerd The Unbroken to shackle herself to a dungeon wall.
  • Big "YES!" / Big "NO!": In this episode of Happy Wheels. Switches quickly from the former to the latter, then back again.
  • Butt Monkey / The Chew Toy: Sips, in spite of his Comedic Sociopathy, is often the butt of the joke in other people's series, albeit not so much in his own. "Sipsgate" is pretty much the chief example.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "You magnificent/beautiful bastard," or describing something as "fantastic".
    • "It's gotta be said." / "It's gotta be known."
    • Something being "not the best" when it isn't.
    • Talking about things happening "in a major way."
    • "I'll do it!"
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Some of his rambling divergences can be seen as this, particularly when playing alone or with Sjin.
  • Color-Coded Elements: His YouTube page's colour scheme is brown, after his dirt factory in his Tekkit series.
  • Comically Small Bribe: In the Yogscast Civ V series, Sips attempts to make Lewis betray his long-time ally Sjin for... One crab.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Played for Laughs in Simon and Lewis' Tekkit series following the firing of Sjin from his company. The subversion comes when he disapproves of industrial sabotage as Lewis just admits to having stolen resources from his old company, Honeydew Inc. Double Subverted when he then says, immediately afterwards no less, that he favours it if it benefits him.
  • Corpsing: You can hear him in the background of the BlueXephos channel Tekkit episode where Simon meets Sjin's giant "god" head trying not to laugh. You can hear him trying not to laugh again when it's revealed that Sjin has been manipulating Sips through the "god" head too.
  • Cowboy Bebop at His Computer: Most of he and Sjin's knowledge on pop culture sounds like they pulled it straight out of their own asses. Though it's most likely on purpose given their status as trolls.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: At gaming in general. The best example would be when he's playing "Race for the Wool" on Sjin, Lewis and Duncan's team and he proves a pretty effective archer after Sjin is eventually ran down.
  • Dead All Along: In episode 58 of the vanilla Minecraft series, it's revealed that Sips died a few episodes ago in lava, and his ghost has just been hanging around with Sjin.
  • Deadpan Snarker: It helps that his voice almost never changes.
  • Dissonant Serenity: His voice never changes. Ever. Sometimes Played for Laughs.
  • Double Entendre: Plenty. Usually contributes to the Ho Yay/Faux Yay.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: His Minecraft skin, which has unhealthy-looking grey skin. It's a skin condition!
  • Egopolis: Sipsco Game Developement, Sipsco Dirt Factory, Sips City, Sipsville, San Fransipsco, the Mississipsi River... the list goes on and on, friends.
  • Gag Penis: The Space Penis.
  • Genre Savvy: Sips is good at Garry's Mod, particularly in Murder and Prop Hunt.
    • There's a particular scene in one of his Skyrim Let's Play episodes where just after recovering the Staff of Magnus Sips guesses that he'll run into some guy around the next corner.
    Sips: "We don't want anyone all the sudden turn up and be like Ho ho ho travelers! Thanks for getting the Staff of Magnus for me, I'll be taking that"
    cue Ancano showing up
    Sips: "Oh shit! I called it!"
  • Good Cop/Bad Cop: Sjin as the good cop, and Sips as the bad cop. Except for when Sjin breaks character and starts swearing at Udders. They switch roles later.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: At the very least, he and Sjin are this.
  • Lemony Narrator: Very often.
  • Mega Twintails / Improbable Hairstyle: Sips tweet this Real Life example from Gamescom.
  • The Nicknamer: In Sips and Sjin's Tekkit series, calls Duncan "Goggle Boy", Lewis "Silk Shirt Guy" and Endermen "Skinny Guy".
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: He describes his Skyrim character as a "lizard wizard prostitute," and her name is Princess Leia.
  • Orphaned Series: According to this comment, the reason his other series like Towns, Monkey Island, and Orcs Must Die! 2 haven't been updated is because he lost his hard drive and all of his saved games.
  • Perp Sweating: In Sips and Sjin's Minecraft Let's Play, Sjin and Sips build an interrogation room for this purpose. With an um, stripper pole.
  • Put on a Bus: Fernando by the beginning of Sips' second Towns series.
    • Sips himself in the Sipsco Space Program series when he was replaced by a poorly made clone named _Zips, while Sips was trapped on Mars. The Real Life reason being that Sips became bored with Minecraft and wanted to focus on new content, as he explains here on reddit
  • Running Gag:
    • Before he fixed it, Sips' "toaster mic".
    • The extremely awkward string of "bye"s at the end of Minecraft videos.
    • Sips making fun of Juliana's weight in his Towns playthrough. Even after she dies.
    • In his Tekkit videos:
    Sips: "...Uranium."
    Sjin: "Whose Ranium?"
    Sips: "My Ranium"
    Sjin: "What are you doing in Tehran?"
    • Sjin making a Harry Potter reference and Sips having no idea what he's talking about.
    • Closeup shots of Uthgerd with creepy music in his Skyrim series.
    • Also in his Skyrim series, putting buckets on people's heads after killing them to Make It Look Like an Accident.
    • Sips doesn't livestream, he pre-records the gameplay and streams it with a voiceover.
  • Scandalgate: Sipsgate, of course.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Sips, completely cornered in a game of Worms Reloaded, just gives up and has his last worm jump into the water.
    Sips: You know what? Fuck you guys. Fuck this game. Fuck you. *jumps*
  • Shout-Out: You do not want to wake up the dragon, Quackers.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Udders, Rashers, and Quackers, who are voiced by Ravvs, Nilesy, and Lalna respectively. Also Terry "the Heater" Tibbs who is... an oven.
  • Surreal Humor: Any commentator who can go into detail about the Beaver Mafia bombing their house probably deserves a mention.
    • Whenever he and Sjin talk about movies and start throwing in random actors and plotlines.
    • His descriptions of his Game Dev Tycoon creations are made of this. For example, there's Planet Uppercut, a Science Fiction Real-Time Strategy where the combatants invented space flight but not weapons and thus their entire armies fight by uppercutting each other.
  • Troll:
    • His Anno 2070 antics, where he wasted his team's money just to pave an island. And then he drew a troll face on it.
    • He interrupts a livestream several times for no good reason other than checking how loud his mic is.
    • In The Walls Minecraft map, he and Sjin decide to not do any real preparation for battle and create a big "EAT SHIT" sign in their area instead.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: The Sirs of Hat Films and Sips love each other's humour and have a lot of fun together, but can be very profane in their Garry's Mod Prop Hunt, Trouble In Terrorist Town and Murder matches.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: His child, Poopfeast 420 note .
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: Initially put an underscore in his Minecraft name since someone else had taken the name Sips. Now he keeps it just because.

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alternative title(s): Yogscast Sips
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