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Welcome to... is a series of videos by JelloApocalypse, each centering on a specific website under the guise of an instructional video for using said site. While it does teach you a lot about the site, most of the videos are dedicated to mocking the hell out of the site and its users.

The videos include:
  • Welcome to DeviantArt!
  • Welcome to Facebook!
  • Welcome to YouTube!
  • Welcome to Twitter!
  • Welcome to Tumblr!
  • Welcome to Vine!
  • Welcome to Fanfiction.net! (and Wattpad)
    • This episode also has a "Welcome To Extras" side video, showing off outtakes and deleted scenes.
  • Welcome to Steam!
  • Welcome to Kickstarter! (teased at the end of Fanfiction.net, but not yet released)

Starting with Tumblr, the creators are allowing suggestions for future videos in the comments.

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These are tropes! Anyone can add them, but not many people do it right.

  • Accentuate the Negative: The flaws of the sites and their communities are the most-focused on aspect of the series. This is less out of outright hate (usually) and more for humor potential.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Heavily implied at the end of Steam, after "Joe" leaves to do do something... while taking his drawing of a shirtless, muscular guy with a steam factory head with him. He's not very subtle about it.
  • Alliterative Name: "Predisposition Pete".
  • April Fools' Day: Vine in 2014. It's a five-minute long video... with 6 seconds of of actual content. The rest is Jello throwing some jabs at his fanbase.
    • Steam in 2015. It's made by "Joe" from Vine. He can't animate or commentate well. You should be able to guess how well it goes.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: While listing the various fandoms of Tumblr:
    • Then there's the female host's attempts at insulting other sites:
    "DeviantArt? More like "Grand Theft Art-ro"! Facebook? More like "Flake-book"! 9gag? More like 9... gag... nailed it!"
  • Art Evolution: Youtube saw a significant bump in art quality, with the pegs gaining a more defined style.
  • Art Shift: Fanfiction.net uses a different art style for every story example; "Slash Fiction" has still images with less-cartoony art, "Self-Insert Yaoi" uses Animesque art in a Visual Novel layout (complete with bottom dialogue box), "Creepypasta" has scratchy art using only red and black, and "Wattpad" uses very crude colored-pencil sketches.
  • Big "NO!": The guide in Facebook does one after seeing the mess that is Duck Fayce's profile page.
  • Biting-the-Hand Humor: Welcome to Youtube takes the piss out of the website that hosts Jelloapocalypse's videos.
  • Blush Sticker: Shown repeatedly in Tumblr, most noticeably on the female host.
    • The "Self-Insert Yaoi" segment of Fanfiction.net deliberately overuses them. At one point, they even shoot off of a character's face.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: Tumblr recommends you upload videos to YouTube, Dailymotion, or X-Videos instead of Tumblr itself.
  • Broken Record: Used during Tumblr to show off how terrible the site's video player is.
  • Clucking Funny: In one outtake for Fanfiction.net, the narrator says that chicken characters are the most likeable, and that you should fill your story with them, citing Chicken "One" as proof.
  • Contemptible Cover: Used for Youtube's thumbnail image, as a parody of the many, many other Youtube videos with similar thumbnails. Done to a lesser extent for the Tumblr and Fanfiction.net thumbnails, and Steam uses a male version.
  • Corpsing: The narrator cracks up on the line "Are fanfiction.net's standards just too high for you?"
  • Don't Like, Don't Read: Used jokingly in Fanfiction.net's opening to deter "haters" in the comments, and again in the "Self-Insert Yaoi" fanfic example for a "Yaoi Warning".
  • Excited Show Title!: All episode titles end with an exclamation point.
  • Fan Fic: Mocked in DeviantArt:
    "...many people also post their writings in the Literature section, because the internet's number one art website is the best place to go to post literature. Here you can find everything. Fan fiction, poetry, original screenplays, fan fiction, comedic writing, non-fiction, fan fiction, and erotic fan fiction. And it doesn't matter if your writing isn't very good and you're 'soory you don't have time to correct the misspells, because someone in the DeviantArt community will always be amazed that you were able to put words in the box."
    • Also mocked to hell and back in, well, Welcome to Fanfiction.net.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: All the videos have this somewhere or other, but Twitter is filled with them.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Facebook has the titular program: Welcome To Facebook.
  • Furry Fandom: Mocked several times in Tumblr.
    • Most notable is the "otherkin" portion, using it mostly as an example of people who are stuck up or offended about subject matters that mostly don't affect them in anyway, such as an otherkin griping at the narrator when he says "every human" when she is so "clearly" a wolf in a human's body.note 
  • Gender Bender: In the "Creepypasta" segment of Fanfiction.net, the main character's roommate seamlessly changes from male to female due to a spelling mistake.
  • Get Out: Said in Tumblr after the narrator questions if the peg is a white cisgender straight male (a parody of social justice warriors). Also said to the viewer at the end of Twitter.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Parodied in DeviantArt, as the narrator states that the site has its own language program, where you can learn words like "desu", "kawaii", "sugoi", "nii-chan", "neko", and "waifu":
    "...which all roughly translate to FUCK OFF."
    • Appears again in the "Self-insert Yaoi" section in Fanfiction.net.
  • Gross-Up Close-Up: One section in Tumblr has a penguin trying to convince others that it's going extinct, before revealing that it was a lie:
    "...but one day [cue close up] IT MIGHT NOT BE."
    • Duck Fayce has one in Facebook after the Narrator deletes someone from her friend-list.
    • Twice in Fanfiction.net; once with "Ally" in one of the stories, and again with The Author/Scary Ostrich Man at the very end.
  • Hermaphrodite: A peg in Tumblr tries to claim to be this by slapping a picture of a vagina over his crotch. The narrator tells him that the term is racist (somehow), telling him to call himself "vagin-abled" instead.
  • Hilarious Outtakes: Included in the extras video for Fanfiction.net.
  • Hive Mind: One segment from Tumblr has the Delightful Children from Down the Lane complaining about discrimination towards these.
  • Hypocritical Humor: One of the listed steps to BECOME FAMOUS! in YouTube is to slap a pair of big cartoon boobs on the thumbnail of your videos — the illustration being on the thumbnail for the video itself, of course. Something similar occurs in Tumblr.
    • In the same video, the narrator mocks the idea of reminding people to like and subscribe in videos. As he says this, a scene with a "Like" and "Subscribe" button (the latter links to Jelloapocalypse's channel page) appears, and the buttons are emphasized while a peg representing the narrator attempts to casually drink water and drag the scene out.
  • Informed Self Diagnosis: Parodied in Tumblr:
    "Do you worry about tests sometimes? You have ANXIETY DISORDER! Do you touch the doorknob before opening doors? Then you've got CRIPPLING OCD! Do you sometimes itch yourself in public? Then it looks like you're TURNING INTO A WOLF!"
  • Inherently Funny Words: Duck Fayce's "QUACK!" in the Facebook video gets funnier every time. Especially because it's an adult man's voice attached to a 13-year-old girl.
  • The Internet Is for Porn: Jokes about porn or erotica on the internet are made often. A particularly notable one in Tumblr, when the propeller-beanie peg is searching for art in some tags:
    Narrator: *at a door* Knock knock!
    Propeller Peg: Who's there?
    Narrator: PORN! *hundreds of "boobies" crash through the door, crushing Propeller Peg*
  • Lame Pun Reaction: The narrator in Tumblr recommends pandering to a fandom - or "pandom". Cue several "boo"'s flying across the screen.
  • Long Title: One of the stories in Fanfiction.net, "One Direction Goes One Direction, And That Direction is Towards My Vagina".
  • Morally Ambiguous Ducktorate: DuckFace, a bratty Facebook user.
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: In Tumblr, the URL the Wheel Of Shipping comes up with for a blog about shipping the Once-ler with himself is "thisactuallyhappens.tumblr.com". For the record, it does.
  • Number of the Beast: One of the creepypasta clichés mocked in Fanfiction.net
  • Occidental Otaku: The more negative kind of them is a frequent target of mockery in the series. Most prevalent in Deviantart (which mocks using Japanese words in place of English for no real reason) and in Fanfiction.net's "Self-Insert Yaoi" example (which is a demonstration of what happens when you cram too many anime elements into a story).
  • Political Correctness Gone Mad: Tumblr's social justice warriors are repeatedly made fun of in its accompanying video.
  • Psycho Strings: Used at the end of Facebook, when Duck Fayce is adding the Narrator to her friend-list.
  • Precision F-Strike: Generally once a video (except for Facebook).
  • Re Cut: Facebook got an HD reupload, which, in addition to higher quality, edits some clips and adds a joke that was outdated due to updates on Facebook.
  • Rouge Angles of Satin: Mocked several times, most explicitly in DeviantArt. All of the fake fanfics in FanFiction.Net contain this to varying degrees, with the animations illustrating the typos as well.
  • Running Gag: YouTube repeatedly mentions "BECOME FAMOUS!" as a goal.
    • Tumblr switches from the normal male host to a female one from time to time, always indicated when one shouts "REBLOG!" It comes to a head near the end, when the two start fighting.
    • From Fanfiction.net:
    Fuck you, Nathan!
  • Said Bookism: Parodied extensively in Fanfiction.net. Plenty of the "said" substitutions also try (and fail) to verb the nouns.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: The "Wattpad" story example in Fanfiction.net uses "Mr. Noitcerid Eno" as a "code-name" for One Direction.
  • Self-Deprecation: Youtube jokingly suggests making an Abridged Series as a way to attract attention from the anime community. The narrator then sarcastically says "Those are always a success!," providing a link via annotation which reads: "What loser would even try something like that, am I right?". The link leads to Jello's own Abridged Series.
  • Self-Insert Fic: Mocked thoroughly in Fanfiction.net, with all but one of the example fics containing a narrator obviously meant as a stand-in for the author. Most evident in the last fic, titled "One Direction goes One Direction And That Direction is Towards my Vagina."
  • Shipping: invoked Mocked often.
    • In DeviantArt:
    "Finally, the world can see your opinions on which Professor Layton characters will make the best couple."note 
    • The AMV explanation in Youtube mentions showing off your favorite and/or imaginary Axis Powers Hetalia pairings in them.
    • In Tumblr, a "Wheel Of Shipping" is used to determine someone to ship the Once-ler with for a blog. It lands on the Once-ler. Which may still be better than Gene Wilder, another option.
    • Given that it involves fanfic, Fanfiction.Net contains a lot of jokes about it.
  • Shout-Out: One part of Facebook uses the Saturn Valley music from EarthBound.
    • The peg modeling the fashion blog in Tumblr is clearly modeled after Elsa from Frozen.
      • A segment in the same animation about shipping uses the Once-ler from The Lorax as an example.
      • The first character used for an ask blog is Bubbles.
      • Another segment involving fandom shows a peg dressed as Monkey D. Luffy, the protagonist of One Piece.
      • During the fandom montage the narrator mispronounces "Attack on Titan" as "Attack on Titania," represented as little dots attacking a giant Titania from Fire Emblem Tellius.
      • The peg with the pink afro complaining about conforming to gender roles is clearly a magypsy from MOTHER 3.
    • Twitter has several, usually hidden in the hashtags.
      • The chalkboard outside the lemonade stand has a sign advertising "lemon-gren-ades."
      • The hashtag "Get Jiggy With it" literally features a peg dancing with two jiggies from Banjo-Kazooie.
      • At one point Danny Phantom is featured coming out of a woman's locker room.
    • Welcome to Fanfiction.net (and Wattpad) also had a few:
      • While the narrator uses one too many homophones for "you" during a segment, several versions of thenarrator guy in various costumes come up in bubbles. One of the various costumes was the Persona 4 protagonist, named "Yu Narukami".
      • Another one, used for "show", is a Sho Minato peg.
  • Slash Fic: Also mocked in Fanfiction.net (and Wattpad) with their example fanfics. However, one of them was clearly drawn as a heterosexual couple (Female Wii Fit Trainer and Olimar), which probably may have been the point.
  • Stylistic Suck: The fanfic segments in Welcome to Fanfiction.net were actually written by JelloApocalypse and one of the other parodyers.
    • All of Steam. It's the only video without animations, being made by drawing on papers, and it focuses on "Joe", who' trying to make his own video due to Jeloo not making one.
  • Take That: The videos are mostly made of these towards popular sites and users.
    • Through the whole series, many MANY potshots are taken at the very concept of "micro-blogging".
    • DeviantArt mocks people who overuse Japanese terms, inflation artists, and shippers.
    • Facebook mocks people who whine about their (very simple) problems on Facebook, along with people who take bad photos and don't admit it, people who friend people they barely know and refuse to unfriend anyone, and people who misuse the site in general.
    • YouTube mocks people who make comments about the like/dislike bar, comments that say "Thumbs up if [X] brought you here", users that upload certain types of videos, and Youtube's copyright system, among other things. Specific channels that get a Take That against them include Fred, The Annoying Orange, Pony.MOV, Ray William Johnson, and PewDiePie.
    • Twitter only gets 140 letters into the video before cutting out. The rest of the video is a slideshow of nonsensical tweets made by Jello himself, ending with "Get Off Twitter". It appears to be a Take That against Twitter's very concept.
    • Tumblr mocks fandom, night bloggers who post flame baity things, people who reblog important causes without seeing if said causes are real or not, and especially social justice warriors.
    • invokedVine pretends to be 6.5 seconds long, ending with "and that's it". Instead of taking any more piss out of Vine specifically, the rest consists of Jello himself talking to "Joe" and taking the piss out of his own commenters and their suggestions for future videos.
    • Fanfiction.net (and Wattpad) mocked the huge grammatical errors some of the authors make, Mary/Gary Sues, ripping off another person's works, and self-insert fics. They also like to make fun of Occidental Otaku, like Deviantart before it.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Duck Fayce in Facebook wears a bow.
  • The Nineties:
    "Don't like that picture! Everybody remembers Hey Arnold!note , it's not an old show."
    "QUACK!"
    "You are not a 90's kid, you were born in '99."
  • Time Skip: The titular guide in Facebook is deactivated a minute into the video by Duck Fayce, and reawakens four months later to find that she's utterly ruined her profile page.
  • Title Drop: Near the beginning of every video.
  • Twist Ending: Parodied at the end of the "Creepypasta" fic in Fanfiction.net. The twist: YOU were the main characters (both of them), so you became a skeleton. Then you wrote the fanfic you just read.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: The protagonist of the "Creepypasta" story in Fanfiction.net acts pretty casually to seeing several warning signs that his game is not right. Likely a mockery on the many creepypastas that could've been avoided had people stopped being ignorant earlier.
    Creepypasta Protagonist: *after seeing the game spell "your dead" with Unowns* Preety suspicion," I think but probably just something in my eye???
  • Viral Marketing: invoked Parodied. All of the tweets in Welcome to Twitter were actual tweets on Jello's twitter.
  • Visual Pun: Several installments represent "boobies" with the bird.
    • The user in Facebook is an anthropomorphic duck and is literally named "Duck Fayce".
    • Twitter shows "hash tags" — that is, tags that have been hashed. Also, during the extended post-credits bloopers, one tweet reads "grill up some hash and then tag it!"

What's that? You want to know what happened to Troper Tales and Fetish Fuel?

... We don't talk about those anymore.