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It’s getting harder to find these days, but every so often you can still find passionate people on youtube. I found a channel dedicated to Thomas The Tank Engine lore. I don’t give two shits about that show, but now I know all kinds of random crap about it because the presenter was really passionate about the subject. I don’t want to watch the show, but I have to say I respect the craft.
Seeing people excited about something is great. I have a coworker who lifts weights, and even though I don’t care about weightlifting, I love hearing him talk about it.
In that case you might enjoy reading
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
Book by Haruki Murakami
I enjoyed it.
As a comic book fan the only YouTube comic book channels I watch are Comic Tropes and Casually Comics. Neither are particularly concerned about what’s popular or relevant and instead do in depth videos on the stuff they enjoy including lots of old and obscure stuff.
Aw, TtTE is great though!
See, I might be intrigued by this…if it related to the books. I read every one available when I was a wee nipper. The TV shows didn’t appeal because they arrived when I was all grown up.
The series compares all the series and books. The Unlucky Tug is the channel name on youtube.
In this era I’d expect that to be a channel about sexual accidents.
I’m encouraged that Carol is thinking of still being with him when they’re old. While I like excitement and tribulations in my stories, I very much enjoy happy endings. This is a good foundation for one. Thank you.
Jenny Nicholson https://www.youtube.com/c/JennyNicholson posts (not much lately, alas) long videos about things like bronies and theme parks that I have no interest in, but the videos themselves are invariably fascinating. It does help that she is a Black Belt in throwing shade.
For all its flaws one of the great things about YouTube is that it allows people to express their passion for a thing. I enjoy some fairly obscure topics but there is usually someone who has made a video relating to them. Sometimes you have to go through 10 videos of somebody reading an incorrect Wikipedia article with unrelated footage but then when you find that person who digs down to primary source material, even if it is just children’s books, you know you have found a gem. It’s not that the person is the greatest video producer, artist or craftsperson but that they care enough to give it their best shot.
See this is why I started nude modelling back when I was in my 40s, so I would be able to look back on my luscious pelt in awe in my 60s.
Just once, I want to see Thomas the Tank Engine plow into a camera with that big, flashy smile on his face.
This is why I watched Skallagrim for a few years; I’m not super interested in medieval weapons or martial arts, and I did eventually grew bored, but HE is, and also seems like a super nice guy, so it was enjoyable to see him explore his passion and geek out over gifts that people send him, etc. It’s also why I watched the Cinema Snob for so many years; I’ve lately grown out of him (or really, his show has changed), but it’s not as though I ever watched practically any of the movies he reviewed, but man, he loves low-budget exploitation movies and really gets into talking about them. He appreciated the schlock, while still recognizing it as schlock (instead of trying to act like it’s secretly brilliant and you just don’t get it). It’s unfortunate that my passion tends to be stuff that makes people fight–hard to share.