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I've been creating gaming related content on Youtube since late 2008, under the poorly thought out username, Yuriofwind.

Over the years I've covered a variety of topics, whether they be cancelled games, the beta versions of video games, bootleg titles from all over the world, some of the worst creepypasta ever, and at some point I made a Let's Play channel that I keep forgetting to talk about :3
— Yuriofwind's Patreon description
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Yuriofwind is a YouTuber who likes video games and anime. The work he does is part Video Review Show, part Let's Player, and part Vaporware and beta game describer. Yuri has unique segments where he discusses different topics that relate to video games.

  • Gaming Mysteries, which contrary to the title, usually has Yuri talk about betas of video games that may have been cancelled. There have also been a few videos that actually resemble the title, in the form of Urban Legends and Urban Legends of Zelda.
    Yuri: Welcome to the magical world of Gaming Mysteries. Yes, Gaming Mysteries, a segment where I take a look at various mysteries in the world of gaming(go figure). This entails looking at the beta versions of games, unreleased games, or any other general mysteries.
    • Until 2013, there were also Creepy Gaming Mysteries, where creepypasta video game topics like Ben Drowned or Lavender Town Syndrome were explained and discussed. The aforementioned Lavender Town video was the last Creepy Gaming Mystery, and after that, the segment was removed to make room for the new creepypasta segment described below.
  • Bullshit Creepypasta Storytime is a segment that is similar to Creepy Gaming Mysteries, except instead of looking at/analyzing scary creepypastas, he reads terrible ones, while also adding MST and a load of Deadpan Snarker-ism.
    Yuri: The series in which I tell you magical tales of not so magical story tales, with sarcasm. No matter the creepypasta, it will be taken down, with words.
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  • Obscure Gaming, where Yuri talks about obscure games, either bootlegs or actual obscure games.
    Yuri: In this series I take a look at "Obscure" games. Perhaps they're simply weird, but they also might be bootlegged and come from a dark alley somewhere! WHO KNOWS?!
  • Let's Plays, relegated to his Let's Play channel, YuriofwindGameplay.
    Yuri: Welcome to my Let's Play and Commentary channel. Here I'll do Let's Plays, and Commentaries. It's fairly self explanatory. Finally, I can take my sarcasm and put it into commentary form.
  • Reviews, where Yuri reviews games, be it on current or not-so-current games, and usually his reviews covers fighting games and RPGs. However, Andrew has quietly and unofficially retired this segment some time ago as he feels the term "review" itself has now become, as he describes, "icky" to him personally.
    Yuri: Ah yes, reviews, I remember when I used to do those things. I don't like to do them anymore, but I do have something of a new segment that is like reviews, but I don't say reviews, I just use my stupid name... without wanting to say my name out loud. Makes any sense to you?
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  • Upcoming Segment, a segment that Yuri has mentioned in the past, but that seems to have fallen through the cracks. It's so far a mystery what this segment is, but Andrew has mentioned the possibility of his face being seen in it.
  • Yuriofwind, a Spiritual Successor of sorts to Yuri's reviews, starting with his long awaited and overdue Gundam video about the game Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs., which is so far the only video in this "new segment". As mentioned above, the segment is named after his name, but only because he couldn't think of a name for it. If Andrew does make another video for this segment in a similar manner, it would be best to describe it as Yuri's personal video game spotlight series.
    Yuri: Yeah, sorry it took forever to get the Gundam video out, life got in the way, I probably got sick, and I probably put more focus on other videos, probably was watching too much Kamen Rider, yeah...
  • Endslate, a series of miscellaneous content started in March 2017. As he describes it: "I decided to bring the horror to life, with Endslate the series, where I play a game, and ramble for a prolonged period of time." Not to be confused with the shorter segments at the end of other videos, which predate this series and are also called Endslate.

As mentioned above, Yuri also does Let's Plays, which he has another channel for. He's played:

His main channel can be found here, and his Let's Play channel is over here.

Needs hyper-realistic improvement.

    Creepypastas he's read on Bullshit Creepypasta Storytime (What it's based on) 

Yuriofwind, his videos, and their subjects contain examples of the following tropes:

  • A Boy and His X: The Man and His Pokemon, starring "The King of Pokemon" and his murderous Zangoose.
  • Accidental Misnaming:
    • Yuri mentioned continually having to resist referring to Scourge as "Scrooge" when reading S&K.exe and actually did at one point in the video.
    • Yuri accidentally referred to the Running Man from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time as "the postman" during the fifth episode of his playthrough of that game, confusing him with his counterpart from Majora's Mask.
    • He's acknowledged that some of his Patreon contributors' names might end up being misread or mispronounced, and in one instance a misreading of someone's last name as "Monado" led that person to poke fun at this by choosing to be credited as "Shulk's Monado" from then on.
  • Adaptation Distillation: Pokemon Diamond 2 is simpler than an actual Pokémon game. There are no TMs or HMs, and things that require HMs no longer do, meaning that you can surf on water without even having a Pokémon with Surf, or break rocks all by yourself. Trainers won't force you into a battle unless you walk one square in front of them. You begin with 2 good-leveled Pokémon, 8,000 money, and 4 of the 8 badges.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Several creepypastas on Bullshit Creepypasta Storytime make non-villainous game characters into villains, such as how Mario is the main villain of Mario Kart Black and Animal Crossing YOU DID THIS features the protagonist's character in Animal Crossing: City Folk becoming a murderer during a relatively long gap between play sessions.
  • all lowercase letters: In contrast to how most Pokémon have nonsensical names in Pocket Monster Saphire, Pikachu's name is simply an uncapitalized version of its official name, with Yuri jokingly calling "'pikachu' with a lowercase 'p'" the weirdest of the names used in-game.
  • Animesque: In the new artwork for Yuri's channels.
    Nico Vliek: Yuri wanted me to miantain (sic) the previous color contrast of purple/yellow/blue and give it an eastern animation TV series feel to it.
  • Art Evolution: The artwork, avatars, channel headers, and some other things were changed in November 2014. Granted, they were done by a person who did this for some other YouTubers.
  • Author Appeal: Fighting games (especially Street Fighter), RPGs, Kamen Rider (especially Gaim), Pokémon, Nintendo in general, Reggie Fils-Aime (and memes related to him, especially on Twitter), Gundam, Level-5, long pretty hair, making fun of Creepypastas, most of the video games showcased in his Gaming Mysteries really, a lot of things actually.
  • A Winner Is You: The ending of the Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Bootleg for SNES.
  • "Blind Idiot" Translation:
  • But Wait, There's More!: In the endslate for Obscure Gaming: Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Bootleg (GBC), Yuri does something different. The video was actually sponsored by a website called Pixel Empire, so Yuri described them in the first half of the endslate, and then said this before he told you how you can use his username for a discount if you buy something from them.
  • Call-Back:
    • In the start of his Pokémon Yellow LP, Yuri named his rival "Fat-D" (which he wrote with a hyphen this time). This is a reference to the Obscure Gaming on Pocket Monster Saphire ("with just one P"), where somehow, the translation of Jigglypuff's Mandarin Chinese name is Fat D (where the "D" came from is unknown, as its Mandarin name is simply a portmanteau of "fat"/"chubby" and "pudding").
    • When he was in the process of obtaining Epona in his Ocarina of Time Let's Play series, he made several references to the Bullshit Creepypasta Storytime episode for "I'll Never Let You Leave" on his main channel, particularly after Ingo told Link he'd never let him leave the ranch after Link won Epona from him (with the line in question being the source of the creepypasta's title).
  • Cargo Ship: invoked In Sonic.exe 2, since Derek spends so much time writing in his diary, Yuri decides that the diary is Derek's waifu and makes a few jokes about that during the story.
  • Catch-Phrase:
    • Yuri is fond of the word "segue" and often refers to a point in a video as a segue if he switches to talking about it after another point.
    • The protagonist of There's More to It than That Game mentioned that he, along with his friends, would say "Then Ben drowned" after someone said something. His description of the phrase as their version of "the new 'cool story, bro'" led Yuri to wonder what happened to the old one.
  • Caustic Critic: On Bullshit Creepypasta Storytime, Yuri can be very vocal about the stories he reads. This is most noticeable in the Sonic.exe video.
    Yuri: Now I'm going to stop here for a second and say something; I can't read the rest of this. Do you wanna know why? This story is fucking terrible! I mean, Christ, we're only through what I'm gonna call, "The First Arc, The Tails Arc" and I already wanna kill myself!
  • Character Tics: The main character of Pokémon Wounded Silver is very twitchy, earning him the nickname "Twitchy" due to a combination of that and not being named within the story.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience
    • The new headers and profile pictures made by a fan named WhaddupNico for both of Yuri's channels feature him wearing a purple jacket and shoes on his main channel, and wearing a green jacket and shoes on his gameplay channel.
    • The video thumbnails made by the same person also have colors behind the Yuri avatar based on what type of video it is. Blue for BSCPST, purple for Gaming Mysteries, yellow for Obscure Gaming, and green for Let's Play.
    • The endslates also have their own coloring. Gaming Mysteries endslates have a bright blue sky, BSCPST endslates have a dark purple sky (which also has the Majora's Mask moon in it), and Obscure Gaming endslates have a red, sunset-like sky.
  • Comically Small Bribe: According to his Twitter:
    Borman18: Please sign your soul away on the line. Thanks.
    X ____________________________________________
    Yuri: Oh that was taken a long time ago. Persona 4: Dancing All Night was well worth it though.
  • Compassionate Critic: In Obscure Gaming, where he often praises the bootlegs he plays when they do something right, or if the game is actually pretty good.
  • Critical Failure: According to Yuri, in the Legend of Zelda Minish Cap NES RPG, it is entirely possible for Link to miss himself with a healing spell.
  • Crossover: With Trailer Drake and DidYouKnowGaming.
  • Dan Browned: Not from Yuri himself, but he has a tendency to come across these in BSCPST.
    • One of the best examples is Super Mario 128, which Yuri describes in the description of the video as "Super Mario 128, AKA, Author Lies About Things That Actually Happened The Story." Said story contains such gems as this one:
      Yuri: Although no year in recent memory has gone past without some type of Mario game being released, series fans will remember the nearly decade-long drought of original Mario platformers. And you know what, that's not really ringing any bells, at all, but luckily, the author's gonna break things down. From 1997 to 2005, there was only one new Mario platformer released: Super Mario Sunshine. Nobody try and refute that or this whole story is gonna derail.
    • The plot of Sega Legacy The Unreleased Console revolves around Sega making a new console in the mid-2000s. Naturally, there's a bunch of made-up stuff in that story too.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: A character in the background of a stage in the Street Fighter V Turbo 60 bootleg has a continuously looping two-frame animation that ends up looking more risqué than was probably intended, especially because the player characters' sprites are actually animated pretty well.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Yuri, always. For example, this tweet.
    Yuri: "McDonald’s to reverse declining sales with more attractive Hamburglar"

    If a man stealing burgers doesn't increase sales, nothing will.
  • Demonic Possession: Implied at the end of Super Mario Bros. 3 Transfer.
  • Determinator: In this episode of the Corpse Party LP, Yuri was actively having a panic attack at around 10:40 of the video.
  • Did Not Do the Bloody Research: The protagonist of Mario Kart Black once used "bloody" as profanity, despite the fact that she's from New Jersey and not the UK. Yuri jokingly said "guvna" after reading that bit to poke fun at the fact that an American character unironically used British profanity.
  • Did You Die?: At the beginning of the Lavender Town Syndrome video, which was delayed due to Hurricane Sandy, Yuri mentions that he's alive...as far as he knows.
  • Dolled-Up Installment: Donkey Kong 5: The Journey of Over Time and Space is an interesting example. It's a clone of Super Mario Bros., but it removes Mario and Luigi, two characters that seem like the ones that would regularly appear in Dolled-Up Installments, and replaces them with Diddy and Donkey Kong.
  • Drop the Hammer: Sonic.exe: The Real Story begins with Tom receiving the disc, as in the original Sonic.exe, though this time he follows Kyle's advice and destroys the disc by smashing it with a sledgehammer, followed by tossing the pieces into a trash-burning barrel.
  • Early Installment Weirdness:
    • Some of the earlier videos lacked Yuri's snarky tendencies, or they weren't as prevalent. They also lacked endslates and Yuri's tendency to downplay the importance of subscriptions and "like" ratings compared to other YouTubers.
    • Earlier creepypasta videos, which were part of a Gaming Mysteries subseries called Creepy Gaming Mysteries, covered popular and generally well-regarded creepypastas, such as Ben Drowned. This ended with the creation of the Bullshit Creepypasta Storytime series, which covers bad creepypastas that are often (though not always) more obscure than the ones covered by Creepy Gaming Mysteries.
    • In the earliest BS Creepypastas, Yuri would "debunk" the stories after reading them, which was phased out by the third video.
    • In the first year of Bullshit Creepypasta's existence, the game footage and music in the background would always be from the same franchise as the game the story covered. The second story of 2014, Super Mario Darktime, was the first where music unrelated to the game played (the classic Pokémon bicycling theme as well as the Chemical Plant Zone theme were used during the latter half), and Sonic.exe 2 was the first to have various unrelated games that Yuri had footage of, with Sonic-relevant footage being saved for when the story was actually talking about Sonic games.
  • Emoticon: Yuri tends to use these a lot on his Twitter, Facebook, in video descriptions, and when he puts text on the screen in videos. His particular favorite seems to be :3. Lampshaded in the description for his Patreon, in which he used 6 emoticon faces overall:
    Yuri: Also, I'm sorry about all the faces, force of habit. :3
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Obscure Gaming, which Yuri frequently lampshades.
  • Excited Episode Title!: Used a lot in Yuriofwind's Let's Plays.
  • The Faceless: Zig-zagged. Yuriofwind did five Vlog videos near the start of his career, and in other early videos, his face appeared for a brief moment in certain intros. Searching Yuriofwind brings up a few photos of him, but between all of that, there was a bunch of not Yuri's face. However, he has said that he might start showing his face in endslates, and in another segment, but the latter was not elaborated on. Indeed, he finally appeared on camera in this update video. See also: this unlisted video from November 2012.
  • Fade to Black:
    • Whenever the primary portion of the video ends, there's a fade to black before Endslate starts.
    • Common in BSCPST. Lampshaded in "Haunted Ocarina of Time".
      Then the screen went to black. For once it would be great if the screen could go to a different color, but... that would ruin this amazing atmosphere, so never mind.
  • Faux Horrific: Most of the pastas, but "Resident Evil 4: One Chance Only" stands out.
    Yuri: When the car pulled up to the first house Leon investigates, the game froze, and there was just a big black box...
    * A black square appears on the screen*
    Yuri: ...in the middle of the screen. Scary black box, you guys!
    Screen Text: SUPER SPOOKY!
  • Fridge Logic: invoked Yuri commonly does this in BS Creepypasta Storytime. For example, in Super Mario 64, the author comes across a pop-up ad advertising a mint-condition copy of the titular game, and reads a bit of info on it (mainly, the fact that he has to send $10 in an envelope to an address he didn't read). He closes the ad, but later he tries to access it again to buy the game, which ends up failing because the site was unavailable. But then the next paragraph opens with the author confirming that he sent the money to the address he never looked at. Yuri's response:
  • From Bad to Worse: At the end of the Sonic.exe Creepypasta video (before the Endslate), Yuri says that things are only going to get worse for the segment, because he had to resort to summarizing the story in the very first video of the series.
    Yuri: The scariest thing about this whole thing is, that I know deep down in my heart, it's just gonna get worse, because I just started this segment, and there are more stories out there.
  • Gainax Ending: The BSCPSTs often have really strange and stupid endings.
    • Sonic.exe ended with a blood-covered Sonic plushie flying out of the screen.
    • The Man and His Pokémon ended with the bloody Zangoose entering the real world and teaming up with the King of Pokémon to kill the people of the real world.
    • Star Fox 6664 ended with James McCloud, Fox's dad, showing up without an Arwing and then levitating, before his eyes turned red and leaked HYPER-REALISTIC BLOOD, scaring the author, so he hid the game in his closet.
    • Resident Evil 4: One Chance Only had No Ending, but the last line fits this trope, because the weird things happening in the game happened because this was... the FIRST Resident Evil 4 made by Capcom!
    • Pokémon Wounded Silver's protagonist is a broken mess, but apparently, since he shot himself in the eye, he could never cry again. The epilogue had some rambling about being reborn into the cycle of life.
    • The Legend of Zelda 64 is apparently an anti-piracy advertisement, where the main characters notice a note about playing these games at their own risk because they're cursed.
    "Never buy an unofficial game."
    • Dead Mario 64 ended with the guy who loaned the main character the game dying. It seems to be because he jumped into the painting of the guy who gave him the game, then pressing A when a knife and a text box saying "End It" appeared.
    • Street Fighter: Succabus ended with the player fighting a naked R.Mika named Succabus as a character based off of the main character, and defeating her with a Super Shoryuken. In the epilogue, a pair of panties flew out of the screen and gave the protagonist a headache.
    • Super Fun Pokémon Tips! had the end of the ritual before the author started talking. It's stupid and resembles a failed attempt at Word-Salad Horror.
    Trollpasta Wiki: Now, go into the new world and recover the flesh! Slay the children with your demon and collect your soul for the final battle with god! Hear his flutes and arrive! Blasphemy! Anarchy! Much much fun!
    • After the ritual in Super Fun Pokémon Tips!, we listen to the author saying that the game is glitched, and it seems like he's going slightly crazy, before he says he'll post this on boards so that people can experiment with it or maybe even stop it. But as Yuri says, "What's it?"
    • Super Mario Bros. 3 Transfer ended with the main character going back to Ted's house, and police were surrounding it. He stood nearby as paramedics brought Ted out on a stretcher, and he said "It was transferred successfully," and then he died, confusing the protagonist. Then he noticed a Pentagram on his hand, smiled, and went home.
    • Super Mario Darktime ended with the author smashing and burning the disc and throwing away his Wii after the evil Peach's face appeared on his TV screen, and decides to just wait for the Wii U.
    • Pokémon Hollow ended with CDawg's Trainer dying from a zombie bite, then CDawg switching over to the Pokémon Red he bought after the game he was playing went back to the title screen.
    • Haunted Ocarina of Time ended with a guy named Paul being murdered, and the author posting about his experience minutes after it happened.
    • Pokémon Isn't Real, Right? technically ends when Dark Eevee used "Wormhole" and the author getting scared with what appeared on his monitor. But someone else added onto the story telling that Dark Eevee appeared wherever the author would go, even though the game was a ROM hack in the first place.
    • Meta Knight's Mask ends with the author buying Super Mario Galaxy after witnessing Meta Knight killing Ness, Lucas, and Toon Link, and cutting up one of the skeletons to make one of his masks.
    • Z AI ends with Daniel's friend Chris getting murdered by Zelda, while he still hears the words "never forget" and faint humming from the halls. It's also implied that the main character's girlfriend was never real or was controlled by Zelda.
    • Animal Crossing YOU DID THIS ends with the game disc being destroyed, which somehow results in the characters escaping the game and becoming realistic animals.
  • Game Mod: Several creepypastas featured on Bullshit Creepypasta Storytime involve characters purchasing hacked games after intending to buy the games the hacks are based on. The stories' protagonists tend to take an unnecessarily long amount of time to realize that the games are hacked.
  • Goddamned Bats: invoked Zubatto! Everywhere. is dedicated mostly to dealing with this trope.
  • Good Bad Bugs: invoked Yuri tried to do the Mew glitch during his Pokémon Yellow playthrough, though he accidentally messed up one of the steps and a Gastly appeared instead.
  • Handwraps of Awesome: Present on the 2013-most of 2014 avatar, this avatar that was used on some thumbnails in 2014, and the two new avatars created by WhaddupNico (although the arm goes out of the picture on video thumbnails).
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: In Part 4 of the Pokémon Yellow LP, Yuri referred to Team Rocket (just Rocket in this game) as Heterosexual Life Mates.
  • Hipster: Yuri claims the protagonist of Dead Mario 64 is one due to his lack of awareness of the Mario series and his limited taste in games in general. Yuri even considers his hipster status to make him worse than Tom, and his repeated references to pressing buttons on the controller as "clicking" them ended up getting annoying for Yuri because the game is played with a controller and not a mouse.
  • I Always Wanted to Say That: In the endslate for "Obscure Gaming: Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Bootleg (GBC)", Yuri says that he always wanted to say "But Wait, There's More!"
  • Idiot Hero: All of the protagonists of the stories in BSCPST, for a certain value of "hero."
  • Idiot Plot: invoked Yuri has a tendency to point out that a lot of the BSCPST stories could've been avoided if, for example, the player turned off the haunted and/or hacked game they're playing.
  • I Knew It!: invoked Played for laughs in the 9th episode of the Book of Shadows LP. When Tsukasa claims that he has a charm that will protect him from Yoshie, Yuri sarcastically says that said charm is a pencil. About 3 minutes later, Yui claims that she has a protective charm, and indeed, she proceeds to pull out a pencil.
    Yuri: SERIOUSLY? The pencil? I was joking about that!
  • In Name Only: Although intended to cover various mysteries within video games, his "Gaming Mysteries" series tends to almost exclusively cover unreleased games and early builds (such as betas) of games that did get released.
  • In-Series Nickname:
    • Yuri refers to October as "Spooky Finger Puppet Ghost Month" because of Halloween. This nickname often shows up on Bullshit Creepypasta Storytime videos made in October.
    • The protagonist of Pokémon Wounded Silver is unnamed, so Yuri chose to call him "Twitchy" because of how frequently he twitches.
    • Yuri noticed an overuse of references to the Number of the Beast in bad creepypastas, leading him to call them "cliché 666 references" as a result. He'll refer to an element of a creepypasta as an "implied cliché 666 reference" if it involves the use of Satanic imagery (such as pentagrams) without actually mentioning Satan.
  • Insane Troll Logic
  • Insistent Terminology: In the Pocket Monster Saphire Obscure Gaming.
    Yuri: I should note right now that the game refers to the creatures as "Pokémon" and "Pocket Monsters," though most of the time, it just calls them "Magic Babies."
  • Insult Backfire: In one part of the Corpse Party LP, someone commented that Yuri sucked at the game. Yuri's response?
    Yuri: Oh sure, I suck at the game. Though in my defense, the game sucks at being a game too, so. Yeah. Great story though.
  • It's All About Me: The main characters of the BSCPSTs don't really seem to care about anybody else in the story.
  • Jump Scare: Averted. Yuri himself hates these and hates when other people put them in videos (as mentioned in his Pokémon Creepy Black video), and as such, he won't subject his audience to them.
  • Later Installment Weirdness: When Yuri used an actual endslate in a video made after the first episode of the Endslate series (which, despite its name, lacked an actual endslate), it didn't show any recommended videos, which he explained as a result of upcoming changes to YouTube, particularly regarding annotations.
  • Let's Play: He's got a channel just for them, called YuriofwindGameplay. While he does play games in the Endslate series on his main channel, it's mainly something done in the background instead of being the primary focus.
  • Literal-Minded: All of these tweets.
    Yuri: #JesusPickUpLines Jesus, may I lift you? Please? ;-;
  • Long List: In most BSCPST videos, Yuri uses footage from games that are relevant to the story at hand. But not in the Sonic.exe 2 video, since a lot of the story doesn't really focus on the titular game. Yuri posted a list in the comments of the games that had footage in the video.
    Sonic games aside, DMC4, Xenoblade, .hack//Versus, The Last Story, Samurai Showdown Sen, USF4, CVS2, Animal Crossing City Folk, Mario 64, Ocarina of Time, Kirby 64, Kirby Epic Yarn, Dead Space, Kamen Rider Battride War 2, Kamen Rider Super Climax Heroes, No More Heroes 2, Spiderman Web of Shadows, RE4, RE6, Tales of Xillia 2, Virtua Fighter 5, Tekken 6, Earthbound, Dead Rising 2 Off The Record, Dead Rising, DK64, Kingdom Hearts 2, KH Recoded, Shadow Hearts Covenant, Metal Saga, SMT3, Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts, DBZ Ultimate Tenkaichi, Katamari Damacy Forever, Dark Souls, Just Cause 2, Bleach Soul Funny Word, Dissidia, Lighting Returns FF13, FF6, Splatter House, Smash Bros Brawl, Metroid Other M, Nier, and I think that's most of them :3.
  • MST: Watch any BSCPST video and you'll find it.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: In the first episode of Book of Shadows.
    Yuri: But I did think the characters were interesting if not creepy and scary and weird... or Yuka.
  • Narm: invoked In his Obscure Gaming on Dragon Ball Evolution, Yuri brings up this in reference to the way the story is conveyed in the game.
    Yuri: How can you tell a compelling story when everyone is s' kinda sliding around like morons? You'll have scenes where you have like four dudes SLIDE across the screen, really fuckin' fast! I'm too busy laughing to pay attention to your stupid story! Y'know? Try cutscenes!
  • Never Live It Down: invoked Many characters in Corpse Party have something that Yuri keeps bringing up. Yuka has the bathroom arc and general weirdness, Ayumi and Yoshiki have the time that she pushed him down the stairs, Yoshiki alone has the time he got hit with a hammer, Naomi and Seiko have butt cream, Mayu has the time she was thrown at a wall, and Morshige has that time he was taking pictures of corpses with his phone.
  • No Pronunciation Guide: While reading Haunted Ocarina of Time, Yuri jokingly calls the title "a haunted flute" followed by poking fun at debates among Zelda fans as to how "ocarina" is pronounced.
    "So let us get right down to business as I tell you the tale... of Haunted Ocarina of Time. Yes, you heard me. It's a haunted flute. To make things more terrifying, no one can decide on its pronunciation: Ock-a-rina, or oak-a-rina. Forums have debated such things since the dawn of time. So it's brave of you, author, so very brave, to discuss such matters."
  • Non-Indicative Name:
    • Pokemon Diamond 2 is actually half of the third-gen games.
    • Pocket Monster Saphire gave Pidgeotto the name "Bibitortoise" despite the fact that it's clearly a bird and not a tortoise.
    • The Endslate series introduced in 2017 is named as such solely because it's a spinoff of the endslates Yuri was already putting at the end of videos (or rather, the commentary he provided during them) and actually involves him providing commentary over footage of a game he's playing, though the commentary in question is less closely tied to the game itself than what's found in his Let's Play series (he himself introduced the series by saying it involves him "rambl[ing] for a prolonged period of time"). The first episode didn't even contain an actual endslate; for example, he thanked Nico and his Patreon supporters while still showing gameplay footage.
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: During the video for Super Fun Pokémon Tips!, Yuri ended up commenting on the title, saying that it actually is called that.
  • Number of the Beast: Sega 666. And, of course, Star Fox 6664. And from Super Mario Bros. 3: Transfer
  • Offscreen Inertia: Played for laughs in the reading of "Legend of Zelda 64". At one point, the main character's friend goes into the kitchen to vomit after something disgusting happened in the game he was playing. Later, when the main character stops playing the game and goes to talk to his friend, since it was never stated that the friend was doing anything else, Yuri comes to the conclusion that the main character's friend was just standing in the kitchen, vomiting "for hours straight". When the protagonist then tells his friend that they should go talk to the guy that sold them the game, the friend agrees, with Yuri assuming that he agreed while still vomiting since it was never stated that he stopped.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Averted. It's common knowledge to Yuri's fans that his real name is Andrew. According to his IMDb page, his full name is Andrew Fayette.
    Yuri: My name is Andrew but some people call me Yuriofwind.
  • Overly Narrow Superlative: Yuri says in his Gaming Mysteries on Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards that the aforementioned game is the best Kirby game for the N64. He follows that up by saying that while it may seem like an unfair thing to say, since it wins by default, that's the best kind of victory.
  • Palette Swap: When WhaddupNico made the headers for Yuri's channels, he gave the main channel avatar a purple jacket and shoes, while his LP channel got green instead of purple. In the Obscure Gaming intro, there's a picture of Yuri with a yellow jacket, too.
  • Please Subscribe to Our Channel: Played with. Yuri does not beg for you to like his videos and please subscribe and all that. At the end of his main-channel videos, Yuri has an endslate, where he recommends two previous videos and says that you can like and subscribe and do all the things that help channels grow if you want, but he's not forcing anything.
    Yuri: Here at Endslate, I give you the power of choice! ...Do you like muffins? See, now you can answer yes or no to that.
  • Poe's Law: Star Fox 6664 is a parody of the creepypastas that appear on Bullshit Creepypasta Storytime. It was so good at emulating their style that Yuri didn't know until after making the video for it that it was intended to be bad and was made for that series to begin with. After Yuri found out that Star Fox 6664 was a parody, the creepypastas featured in subsequent videos sometimes caused him to become suspicious that they were also parodies.
  • The Points Mean Nothing: Sometimes, Yuri removes points from the stories he reads in BSCPST, which doesn't really matter, given that he doesn't score the stories at all.
  • Posthumous Collaboration: Crappily done during Pokémon Isn't Real, Right? Faithfully preserved (and lampshaded) in Yuri's video, and during the move to the Trollpasta Wiki.
  • The Problem with Pen Island: Some commenters have remarked that they used to read his name as "Yurio Fwind" or "Yurio F Wind." What do those mean? They're not sure. The page image seems to have fixed that problem.
  • Pun: The hashtag "#StadiumSeries" was about hockey, but Yuri decided that it should be about Pokémon Stadium instead.
  • Questioning Title?: Pokémon Isn't Real, Right?
  • Reckless Gun Usage: "Twitchy", the main character of Pokémon Wounded Silver, uses a pistol to shoot at the Pokémon Silver cartridge near the end of the story, and somehow managed to shoot himself in his left eye.
  • Religious Horror: Attempted in multiple creepypastas featured on Bullshit Creepypasta Storytime. Several of the stories include religious elements, ranging from references to the Number of the Beast (or "cliché 666 references" as Yuri calls them due to their overabundance) to Satanic rituals. When Yuri read Sonic.exe 2, the sequel to the first creepypasta featured on the segment, it included a cult as part of its plot.
  • Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: When Yuri doesn't upload videos for a long time, his fans begin to think that he's dead.
  • Rotoscoping: Discussed in the Obscure Gaming on Dragon Ball Evolution, in which Yuri points out that the character portraits all look like the game's creators took stills of the characters from the film and traced over them.
  • Rouge Angles of Satin:
    • It's common for the creepypastas read on Bullshit Creepypasta Storytime to contain poor spelling and grammar.
      • Star Fox 6664 contains multiple spelling errors (which were revealed to be intentional when the story turned out to be a parody), such as how General Pepper is referred to as "General Peppy" in all but one instance.
      • With "Street Fighter V Succabus" the title itself has a misspelling of "succubus" in it.
      • When "Super Mario Bros. 3 Transfer" misspelled "morning" as "mourning" Yuri remarked that "It was the saddest spring morning ever in 2011."
    • Bootlegs from Obscure Gaming often contain spelling and grammar errors as a result of translation errors, sometimes in the titles themselves, such as with Pocket Monster Saphire.
  • Running Gag
    • BSCPST has a lot of these.
      • Many of them were started in the original Sonic.exe, like "hyper-realism," the exact number of seconds that something happened and Tom's convenient stopwatch, red and black as the main colors that always show up in the pastas, plushies, and the character of Tom in general, who is often joked about as being the writer of multiple creepypastas in the segment.
      • GameStop is the only store in Creepypasta-land that sells video games.
      • Yuri tends to say "comma" whenever a comma appears in a BS Creepypasta, particularly if said comma is unnecessary.
      • Yuri saying "dots" is his way of reading ellipses, especially in stories that have high quantities of them.
      • Whenever a story has a paragraph that's only one sentence, Yuri will call out the "Sentence-Paragraph" and make fun of it.
      • Yuri likes pointing it out when a character takes forever to realize that the game they're playing is hacked and/or haunted, especially when there's overwhelming evidence that it is.
      • Another thing Yuri likes to do is point out that characters don't have to keep playing the haunted and/or hacked games, they could also pause the game or turn it off or just leave the room instead.
      • Screens cutting to black and Yuri complaining about it.
      • invoked Yuri claiming that many of the stories have No Budget.
      • Whenever the author starts a list, only to put almost nothing on it (about one, two, or maybe three things), Yuri will point it out.
      • During the video for Pokémon Dead Channel, Yuri used increasingly exaggerated pronunciations of the name of the protagonist's Pikachu, "BRVR" (which the author states to be short for "brother" despite the word not containing a V, as Yuri pointed out), due to its complete lack of vowels and it being a ridiculous-sounding name in general. An instance of the protagonist greeting "BRVR" by saying "Hey, brother" led Yuri to wonder how Pikachu was supposed to respond to being called "brother" after being called "BRVR" the whole time.
    • Yuri butchering other languages, whether he's reading a story or doing an LP.
    • "Nico does the art" and variations thereof in Endslate.
    • Yuri's old chair creaking whenever he moves around in it, and him pointing that out. During colder or hotter months, he might point out if he has his heater or air conditioner on, respectively, and say if either might be audible in the background. He's also mentioned if viewers might hear his cats in the background, particularly if they're fighting, with one of his cats being present during the second episode of the Endslate series.
    • For an example from the RE4 Let's Play: "Leon S. Kennedy: Master Blank." It was originally just Master Cop, but Yuri quickly took to repeating this with different titles.
    • Some from Corpse Party: Referring to the headless ghost child as a dog, calling space heaters "chairs", saying "infirmarary" instead of "infirmary", wondering where the Party is (since there's so many Corpses and not a lot of Party), and pointing out good video thumbnails and mentioning the thumbnail button (the button that removes the text onscreen, leaving only the pictures).
    • In episode six of the Book of Shadows LP, after investigating a drawing on a chalkboard and seeing the description mention tomatoes, Yuri decided to continue bringing up tomatoes for the rest of the episode.
    • In Yuri's LPs, he likes to make Kamen Rider references and occasionally plays sounds from one of the many belts he seems to have.
    • In Obscure Gaming, whenever the Dreamcast and its untimely end are brought up, you can bet your ass Yuri will mention how the PS2 killed it with its ability to play DVDs.
    • Whether on Twitter or YouTube, Yuri loves throwing the gif of Brock hugging a Sudowoodo wherever he can.
    • On Twitter, he also likes to use the gif of Ryu kicking someone in the face through a car windshield.
    • Yuri insists that the handle was one of the best parts of the GameCube.
    • invoked Yuri likes to make fun of his video uploading schedule, or lack thereof. When he does finally upload, he likes to make fun of his upload times, which are usually in the middle of the night.
    • Yuri himself is well aware of the fact that his uploads are inconsistent, and has lampshaded it multiple times, especially on Twitter.
  • Sarcasm Mode: All the time. Especially during BSCPST, which he calls "a segment where I'm a sarcastic bastard."
  • Screen Shake: Lampshaded in the Obscure Gaming on Dragon Ball Evolution.
    Yuri: Oh no, Piccolo is doing evil stuff and everything is violently shaking! The PSP can barely hold the suspense!
  • Self-Deprecation:
  • Sequel Hook
    • Yuri has flat-out admitted that he'll be playing Corpse Party: Book of Shadows in the comments and the description of Part 37 (the final part) of the Let's Play. In case you didn't read either of those, he also plays the introduction to CP:BoS at the end of Part 37.
      Screen Text: Because the party never ends.
    • Sounds like he'll be reading the sequel to Sonic.exe. (Indeed, he read two fan sequels, Sally.exe and S&K.exe, before covering the official sequel, Sonic.exe 2.)
  • Shaped Like Itself: Yuri began his fourth Pokémon Yellow Let's Play by saying that the humidity "got all really humid" when apologizing if his air conditioner was making background noise.
  • Shout-Out:
    • An instance of the main character of Star Fox 6664 saying he had nine lives led Yuri to comment that "Tom is a cat" and display a Tom and Jerry picture.
    • In the endslate for Dead Mario 64, Yuri shouted out to Chuggaaconroy, who shouted out to Yuri on Twitter (and also Facebook, but that wasn't mentioned) that he was jealous of Yuri's endslating skills.
    • Before the Super Mario Darktime Creepypasta ends and the Endslate begins, Yuri ends the main video with this.
      Yuri: Now you know. And knowing is half the battle.
    • From the end of the Super Mario 64 Beta Redux video:
      Yuri: Also, shout-outs to DidYouKnowGaming for the shout-out!
    • In the Dragon Ball Evolution Obscure Gaming, Yuri puts in three clips of GiantBomb's Quick Look of the game, whenever their reaction to something in the game summarizes what he wanted to say.
    • Yuri makes many references to Kamen Rider. He named some of his Pokémon after characters, he makes references in video titles, he places pictures on the screen, he talks about it, he even occasionally plays sound effects from the belt.
    • The videos made after Nico rebranded the channel generally feature the last note of the Game Boy Advance startup sound when the channel's logo is shown at the end.
    • In the Corpse Party: Book of Shadows LP, at one point a ghost named Yoshie appears, which eventually leads to Yuri making jokes referencing the green dinosaur with a name that's pronounced in the same way.
    • Yuri gets one himself on the Trollpasta Wiki, which has a category for creepypastas he's read on Bullshit Creepypasta Storytime.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Yuri himself, particularly in the Bullshit Creepypasta Storytime series, with the title itself having profanity in it.
  • Skewed Priorities: In Super Mario Bros 3 Transfer, Yuri chews out the main character for wanting to go play Super Mario Bros. 3 instead of helping people after a flood.
    Yuri: And after that annoyance of natural disasters was over, I searched for my Nintendo. I mean sure, there could be people DEAD outside, lying in the streets, DEAD. I should help them, but... Nintendo important!
  • Somewhere, a Mammalogist Is Crying: In Donkey Kong 5: The Journey of Over Time and Space, a famine causes Donkey Kong to get thinner, and thinner, until... he becomes his monkey friend, Diddy Kong. Yuri is quick to point out that this makes no sense at all.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: Happens frequently in BSCPST. Yuri's played songs like Azure Lake, Balloon Park, and Bob-Omb Battlefield during the stories, which really contrast with the vibe of the spooky (or "spooky") videos.
  • Stylistic Suck: Star Fox 6664 was intentionally written to get on BSCPST.
  • Sucky School: The protagonist of Pokémon Dead Channel mentioned going to a "prison-like school" and Yuri added that he thought that phrase was redundant.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial
  • Too Dumb to Live: The protagonists of most, if not all of the BSCPSTs.
    Yuri: He said destroy [the titular game] like 18 times! But SOMEONE has selective reading!
  • Time Skip: The ending of Mario Kart Black features the adult life of the protagonist (who was 17 during most of the story), which depicts her as living a happy life as a nurse in Louisiana after fleeing her old hometown to escape the main villain (who was Mario for whatever reason). Yuri poked fun at the fact that she became a nurse despite there being no indication that she's qualified, as well as the fact that Mario apparently hates Louisiana (with Yuri himself being from Louisiana).
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Yuri really likes Mountain Dew Code Red, and would love to be sponsored by them. Not normal Mountain Dew, just Code Red.
  • Twinkle in the Eye: Ever since the new branding by WhaddupNico was introduced, one of the eyes of Yuri's avatar is depicted with a sparkle, and the effect is accompanied by the last note of the Game Boy Advance startup sound at the end of videos.
  • Tyop on the Cover: A few videos have typos in the names; however, it's because those typos were there in the subjects' original titles.
    • Donkey Kong 5: The Journey of Over Time and Space has bad grammar in the title.
    • Pocket Monster Saphire contains a misspelling of the word "sapphire" in the title. Yuri lampshades this in the video, saying that if he had made the typo, rather than the bootleg's creators, he would fix it as quickly as possible and hope nobody notices.
    • STREET FIGHTER Succabus has a word in the title that Yuri mentions in the video is "not to be confused with succubus, which is an actual word."
  • Vaporware:
    • invoked The Gaming Mysteries series tends to cover either unreleased games or prerelease versions of games that did get released.
    • invoked Several creepypastas featured on Bullshit Creepypasta Storytime feature alleged unreleased games and/or consoles as the focus of their plots.
  • Video Review Show: Obscure Gaming (where it's more like a review) and Bullshit Creepypasta Storytime (where it's more like MST).
  • Viewers Are Morons
    • Parodied by Yuri himself in the Lavender Town Creepy Gaming Mysteries.
      Yuri: Much like we're pretending it's Halloween, we're going to pretend nobody has ever heard of this.
    • Played straight by the author of Sally.exe, who felt the need to explain to the readers what a computer cursor is. Yes, a cursor like the one that became a standard feature on computers years before this creepypasta was even written. Needless to say, Yuri had some snark for that too.
  • Vindicated by History: invoked During the Gaming Mysteries episode for Kirby Air Ride, Yuri admits that the game grew on him over time, and that the reason he expressed hatred of it in a previous episode was because at the time he thought it came across as a replacement for a non-spinoff Kirby game for the GameCube.
  • Wanton Cruelty to the Common Comma: Most of the BSCPSTs have a tendency to drift into this.
  • Weapon for Intimidation: Deconstructed in the first part of the Persona 3 FES LP. Upon finding out Yukari carries around a gun and Mitsuru telling him it's fake, Yuri begins to wonder what would happen if someone didn't buy it.
    Yuri: Tryin' to scare some- "LOOK, I have a gun!" What if they call your bluff? You say you're gonna shoot em, but then it doesn't shoot anything, so... "You're gonna die" is what I'm getting at.
  • What Could Have Been: invoked In addition to covering canceled games, Gaming Mysteries covers prerelease versions of games that did get released, often covering cut content that remains in the final version's code in Dummied Out form.
  • Word-Salad Horror: The ritual in Super Fun Pokémon Tips! uses odd wording and is trying to be scary, though it's so over-the-top and ridiculous that it sounds stupid instead.
  • You Make Me Sic: Yuri finds it annoying that Derek from Sonic.exe 2 writes the word "really" as "rly" in his diary, despite the fact that he's supposed to be writing by hand and not electronically. Yuri's response: "This isn't a fucking phone, Derek."
  • Yuri Fan: When people question Yuri's name, he says he got it from a game called Shadow Hearts, before claiming he's a fan of both Shadow Hearts and actual yuri.

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