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24/7 tired but still alive.
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Tabbes is a YouTuber who makes "animate my life" videos, much like Domics, Jaiden Animations, and TheOdd1sOut. The topics of her videos range from stories about playing at the park as a kid, strange students in her art classes, and finding a backpack containing drugs on a hike around a lake.

Her channel can be found here, her Instagram can be found here, and her Twitter can be found here.

Tabbes provides examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: Her father used to inflict very severe punishments on Tabbes and her brother when they were kids, some of them bordering on abuse. However, in her video about said punishments, Tabbes notes that her dad has gotten better as he's gotten older, but she still doesn't condone his actions.
  • An Aesop:
    • Dramatic People: Stay out of drama, if you're in an argument then be honest about how it started, and finally cut out the people in your life who just escalate drama than offer any form of support or solutions. Most importantly, accept your role in an argument and take responsibility for your own actions.
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    • Getting Scammed Online: Don't take everything on the internet as gospel, if it's too good to be true... IT IS so don't take that chance. Don't download anything on shady & unknown websites, always have a backup for your computer files, and don't ever share personal information with the internet, it will be it will come back to haunt you.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: She considers her younger brother to be this. She still loves him, though.
  • Attempted Rape: In "Meeting an Asylum Escapee", she recounts how the escapee tried to sexually assault her when they were on a subway in the wee hours of the morning.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Near the beginning of "Dealing with Kids", she tosses a baby in the air a few times. After a while, the baby doesn't come back up, and we hear a "thud" noise while Tabbes says "oops"... cut to her with the baby still in her arms, noticing her phone fell out of her pocket.
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  • Batter Up!: She's brandished a baseball bat on numerous occasions.
  • Brutal Honesty: Tabbes tends to just say things as they are and isn't afraid to point out someone or something being stupid if she has to.
  • Cool Crown: Wears a small crown on her head. She has specified however that it's just a paper crown.
  • Darker and Edgier: At least compared to many of the other "animate my life" YouTubers. While others are generally willing to tackle dark, heavy subject matter, it's a more frequent topic for her.
  • Deadpan Snarker: One of her defining traits.
  • Determinator: As shown in her "The Strange Lake" videos, Tabbes refuses to turn around and head back, despite the multiple obstacles she encounters (i.e. the marsh, the creepy doll, rock climbing to cross a stream, etc.). She wanted to circle the entire lake, so she was going to circle the entire lake!
  • Exhausted Eyebags: Her avatar seems to have perpetual bags under its eyes, presumably because she's "tired 24/7 but still alive."
  • Hurricane of Puns: Makes a bunch of clown-related puns in her video on the creepy clown craze.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: Tabbes has said that no one is allowed to pick on her brother. Only she's allowed to do that.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Tabbes makes her dislike of dramatic people clear... by climbing to the summit of a snowy mountain and screaming it to the heavens. Immediatly lampshaded.
  • The Lad-ette: She's very tomboyish and enjoys aggressive sports.
  • Lady Swearsalot: Good lord of mercy, is this girl foul-mouthed. Seriously do not make a drinking game out of how many times she swears. You'll die of alcohol poisoning within ten minutes.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: "Touchy", a girl Tabbes knew in art class. This girl would inappropriately touch other girls around her during class. She would grope them, grab their asses, and purposely fondle them.
  • Reality Ensues: When she was 13, she snuck into another screening while at the cinema with some friends. The movie they saw was The Change-Up and they were horrified by the sex scene and were freaking out the entire time. They didn't feel like tough adults and they all agreed to keep it a secret so they wouldn't get in any trouble.
  • Sadist Teacher: Had one of these in an afterschool she attended. One kid got a few questions wrong, so the teacher put him in the invisible chair position for twenty five minutes. And when Tabbes tried to stick up for him and asked for him to be let go? The teacher put the entire class in the same position.
  • Seen It All: And boy has she. Starting from a young age up until adulthood she has had a lot of encounters with a lot of things a person her age shouldn't have seen.
  • Slasher Smile: Will sometimes sport one if she's in one of her more mischievous moods, sometimes while brandishing her bat.
  • The Speechless: "Being Mute for 3 Years" is all about Tabbes' experience literally never talking throughout the entirety of middle school.
  • Splash of Color: Most things she draws are black, white, or gray. But some things are depicted with more color, most notably her yellow crown (though it was white before April 2018).
  • Stern Teacher: In middle school, one of her teachers was known for being quite strict, but she had her students' best interests at heart. She tried to twist Tabbes' arm to make her start speaking.
  • That Came Out Wrong: Tabbes says she can't be relied upon to take care of kids in "Dealing with Kids", telling people they shouldn't leave her alone with their children... then worries that the way she phrased it makes her sound like a pedo.
  • Tomboyish Voice: She has a rather gruff, boyish voice. While some people have claimed she's faking it in an attempt to be "edgy", it's almost certainly her real voice.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Near the beginning of "Dealing with Kids", a baby pukes all over her head.


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