Watching Wednesday #24 – Well Rounded
I took most of this week off, so I’ve been trying to do some recovery type stuff to feel better physically and emotionally. Part of that has been, admittedly, just lazing about and enjoying some good ol’ fashioned media. Berserk continues to be a fascinating, disturbing journey and Shadow of War is still pretty fun and all.
This is a simpler pleasure. It’s a neat little indie game (made by a frequent poster on the /r/gamephysics subreddit ) played by some neat dudes with some neat editing.
I mean, it’s got a “Guns that only shoot snakes” mode and some friends having genuine fun.
Watching Wednesday #21 – Wacky Wiseguys
The short of it: Subvert yourself with a smirk for success.
In a world full of YouTube content creators, it gets extremely easy to lose track of the weekly schedules and output of the genuinely entertaining ones. Sometimes the weekly format and standardization grinds down both the creator and the viewer, leading to fatigue and content that isn’t quite as good as it could be. Creators can flanderize themselves in an attempt to draw in viewers and gain infamy.
Cowchop managed to subvert this brilliantly.
By breaking a repetitive cycle and openly mocking themselves, they’re acknowledging their own faults and their fans’ criticisms. It’s a fantastic culmination of all this chaos and craziness that’s been paired with a genuinely interesting premise.
10/10 Couches Engulfed in Flame