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- Notable Works:
- Recommended by: btd4player
- Notable Works: Producers and Directors: What Do They Do? (), and A Park Bench Public Apology () are some of their best stuff.
- Recommended by: quillofthoughts
- Notable Works: Any of his literals: Tron legacy (), and Assassin's Creed () are said to be his best two.
- Comments: He has a whole network of videos, from a random daily vlog, to a gamer blog where he commentates how he plays games. On his most famous channel (Tobuscus) he normally posts his literals or other random videos. He's become so famous, in fact, that he makes his living off of the YouTube videos. At least, that's what he says.
- Recommended by: NoriMori
- Notable Works: Creates mind-blowing music videos by taking clips from 1080p movie trailers, and editing them together to "flow" with whatever music has been chosen. ("I make music move.") The result is an exhilarating experience for the viewer. Best works: The Apple Tree Feat. The Glitch Mob (the first installment of Project Inertia; uses a wide variety of mostly well-known, mostly action films, and four songs by The Glitch Mob), DubWars: First Strike (the second installment of Project Inertia; described as "The Apple Tree's twisted twin sister", uses 13 dubstep songs. Due to the nature of dubstep, the clips used are almost exclusively dark, edgy, and/or gory and taken from sci-fi and horror movies; also due to the nature of dubstep, there is occasionally some Narm Charm), Virtualis Magikus - Harry Potter Music Video feat. Virtual Boy (uses "Hedwig's Theme (Virtual Boy Remix)" with clips from the first seven Harry Potter films), TRON: Legacy - "Rerezzed" - Feat. The Glitch Mob (a Tron-inspired video using The Glitch Mob's "Animus Vox"; earned praise from Tron: Legacy producer Sean Bailey; unlike in the other videos listed here, the original audio is left in most of the clips, which in this case actually enhances the experience), and Rerezzed: Legacy - The Glitch Mob / Daft Punk Derezzed Remix Music Video (another Tron-inspired video using Daft Punk's "Derezzed (The Glitch Mob Remix)"). Be warned that The Apple Tree and DubWars are both fifteen minutes long, so either watch them one song at a time (which diminishes the experience) or set aside some time.
- Comments: Khameleon 808 says about The Apple Tree, "It is not intended to tell a story. I didn't edit it that way. I wanted to relate sound to motion. So each and every cut you see was picked for a reason." This applies to all his videos. The Apple Tree inspired this Harry Potter tribute video, which uses The Glitch Mob's "Animus Vox"; the quality isn't nearly as good but it's still worth a watch.
- Recommended by: bulletmonkey
- Notable Works: They have a list of their Top 10 episodes of all time (to this date), which you can watch here.
- Comments: Three friends (currently), Paul, Nick, and Josh play a game for about 30 minutes, and see if they would continue playing the game, or game over and stop playing right then and there. The show is edited for a 10 - 15 minute show, and it shows off their best moments. If you like Game Grumps, you might like this show.
- Recommended by: Umbee
- Notable Works: A Monologue for Thee, Academy Award Winning Movie Trailer, Eagles Are Turning People Into Horses: The Movie
- Comments: Brian and Nick make comedic videos that start with a simple premise, often something that could plausibly happen in real life. Invariably, however, these premises are either taken to the extreme, or derailed into something bizarre.
- Recommended by: Mathir_Girelad
- Notable Works: Super Mario Galaxy Commentary (Feat. Chuggaaconroy), Sonic Genesis Commentary, Mega Man 9 Commentary
- Comments: With a different take on Let's Plays, BrainScratch Commentaries is a commentary group that talks over pre-recorded gameplay, allowing them to focus on discussing the game and their experiences of it without being distracted by playing the game live... most of the time. Even with the advantage of editing, the crew face many shennanigans as they try to stay as competent as possible. A diamond in the rough, in my opinion.
- Recommended by: Mega Mario Man, OverlordofDarkness
- Notable Works: Bullshit Creepypasta Storytime: Sonic.exe, Gaming Mysteries: Pokemon Lost Silver
- Comments: Ever wanted to check out some creepypastas but were too scared to do so? Ever wanted to see horrible gaming pastas ripped into in an utterly hilarious fashion? Ever wanted to see obscure games and bootlegs that are just plain strange? Ever wanted to learn about what happened to the stuff that was going to be in a video game? Ever wondered what happened to those games that just disappeared? Yuriofwind is here to be a cynical, sarcastic mofo and tear bad creepypastas to shreds. He also does interesting videos on game betas and games that weren't released, as well as other games that are obscure or bootlegs.
- Recommended by: Mega Mario Man
- Notable Works: Any of his Barbie videos, Penguins of Madagascar Wii U (Commentary), Co-op: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, Co-op: Portal 2 Random Custom Levels with Sectus, Garfield Lasagna World Tour (With Commentary), The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (Commentary).
- Comments: Omgarrett is a Let's Play person from the Netherlands. He plays a lot of Licensed Games, some of which are pretty bad. He has a great voice and his senses of humor and sarcasm are even better. His Deadpan Snarker tendencies and general demeanor while playing games is what makes him such a great Youtuber. If you get a chance, check out some of his works.
- Recommended by: Discord_and_Dine
- Noteable Works: Their summaries of The Odyssey, Dante's Inferno, and Edgar Allen Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination.
- Comments: This woefully underrated channel takes reading classic books and makes it fun. By summarizing each book they read (complete with hilarious and amazing Chibi art) and telling you why you should care that these books are still read today, they accomplish something that most teachers today cannot: be relatable, funny, interesting, and insightful all at the same time.
- Recommended by: The_Mattias
- Notable Works: His SCP Containment Breach, Five Nights at Freddy's, and Amnesia series all seem to be fairly popular.
- Comments: Markiplier; A surreal combination of Horror Games, Absurd Comedy, and a Badass Baritone voice that makes everything sound amazing. Seriously, he can make a Jump Scare comedic. As well, he does playthroughs on many, many games, ranging from his Drunk Minecraft series to his Happy Wheels Highlights. If you like gaming, humor, or just plain silliness, go check out his channel.
- Recommended by: Mega Mario Man
- Notable Works: Mario & Luigi: Super Star Saga, Super "Mario" World, Super "Mario" World "2", SMBX: Koopa Islands, Sinister Minecraft, HDLC 2014, Super Mario 63.
- Comments: TheRealNinjaBoy is a man who likes to play rom hacks of many games, but especially Super Mario World. He also plays Minecraft and Terraria sometimes, in addition to other games rarely. He's rather goofy and indulges in Angrish sometimes, but he really seems to enjoy playing his games. Just don't send him any Kaizo.
- Recommended by: MeerkatMario
- Notable Works: Bowser Junior's Summer School, Mario and Luigi's Stupid and Dumb Adventures, Mario and Bowser's Stupid and Crazy Adventures, Black Yoshi and the Birds, Shrimpo Hunter
- Comments: SuperMarioLogan makes videos featuring Super Mario Bros. plushes and Melissa and Doug puppets, known as "SML Movies" or "SML Shorts". The SML Movies center on Mario and his friends Black Yoshi, Shrek and Woody, and to a lesser extent Tony the Tiger and Mr. Pig. They can also focus on the misadventures of Bowser, his Spoiled Brat son Bowser Junior and a chef named Chef Pee Pee, who is working for them, as well as Junior's friends Cody (a Magikoopa who's also a raging homosexual) and Joseph (Junior's Koopa Troopa best friend).
- Recommended by: A Sus Nun Company
- Notable Works: His S00ubway videos, My Thoughts on ASMR.
- Comments: James is an Arizonan Youtuber that makes videos in the style of Domics. In other words, think funny vlogs but they're animated. He also has a comic on Tumblr that's equally funny. Well, if you're into silly nonsense.
- Recommended by: Buckbuck 2
- Notable Works: His most notable work is probably his Let's Play of Xenoblade Chronicles, solely for how long it is.
- Comments: Chugga's one of the most in depth Let's Players out there. He focuses mainly on Nintendo games, and outside of April Fool's, he has never played a game on the channel that cannot be played on a Nintendo console. He knows the games he plays inside and out, and isn't afraid to show it. More in depth commentary about him can be found on his page on This Very Wiki.
- Recommended by: Lord Kaarvani
- Notable Works: Cooking with Boris for Slav recipes, Slav lifestyle for how to live like a Slav.
- Comments: The self-titled "Shashlik King" Boris takes all the reasons why Russians (and Eastern Europeans in general) are a goldmine of Youtube humor and explains it in a very tongue-in-cheek way. If you ever wondered why Russians are always seen squatting or only wear tracksuits, this is the place to go. His cooking recipes are also a good way to start to get introduced to Eastern Europe cuisine and his gaming videos keep the "Slav" trend all the way through. If you like Russian Internet humor, this is the place to go. Explained by a Slav man with a think accent and and unearthy love for mayonez.