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This section includes the genres of Anime Music Videos (AMVs), regular music videos, video blogs, interesting one-sided philosophical discussions, and "oral personal essays" about any given topic. Really for recommendations where the individual uploads are more interesting than everything a single user has put on YouTube.


Matt and Tom

  • Recommended by: btd4player
  • Notable Works: Producers and Directors: What Do They Do? ([1]), and A Park Bench Public Apology ([2]) are some of their best stuff.


  • Recommended by: quillofthoughts
  • Notable Works: Any of his literals: Tron legacy ([3]), and Assassin's Creed ([4]) 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.


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Overly Sarcastic Productions

  • 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: 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.

Life Of Boris

  • 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.

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