>Star is a Digibro rip-off. His format, editing, the rants, the way he structures his playlists, etc. all reek of Digi idol worship.
I have not liked the bulk of Digibro's videos for over a year now. I have been absurdly vocal in my criticism of him.
My editing is definitely similar. But that's mostly because I'm lazy and don't enjoy editing very much so I do the most rudimentary things editing wise which happen to also occur in a lot of his videos.
As for the playlists, the reason I use them is because they're good playlists. I like the idea. They work well. And I don't make it a secret that I got the idea from him because that seems a little insecure. Why not wear the influence on your sleeve? Leave credit where it is due? You can be your own individual while also doing this.
To say that my videos are the format as Digi however I think is a bit unfair. Digi makes an explicit effort to make his vlogs HD, to have a coherent topic, to be marketable, analytical, and so on. I'm over here just pointing my camera and stuff and saying words. I talk about life lore because that's what I value the most in YouTube content which Digi has deliberately not done for quite some time now. I enjoy people's mundane lives, the most raw expressions of them. Of course people would find that boring, my interests are autistic as fuck. But I don't make videos with the intention of them being for other people. I do them because there's a style I like and because I like seeing that style. If there are other people in the world who enjoy something that niche as much as me, great! If they don't, well, it wasn't for you in the first place.
>The problem is that he's just way less interesting than Digi because he's a 17 y/o that has little life experience, and most of that "experience" comes second hand from Digibro, other youtubers, books, media, or other things he consumes.
You're absolutely right. I have far more life experience than most people my age mostly because of being forced to move to so many different states and having to take care of my parent's mental health problems/financial issues and a number of other things but that doesn't change the basic fact that I am too young to tell the kinds of stories someone in their 30s would be able to tell with the body of experience that it would require to put them into context.
However, I do think I have some videos (like being an archive for instace) that have ideas in them that have not been expressed anywhere else on youtube but those are free and far between from my normal re-contextualizations of information that already exists.
>I think he mixes up these second hand experiences for his own, and stretches the truth a bit in his story telling.
Could you give an example?
>Him and other similar hiki/neet youtubers are boring because they gripe about the same shit. Normies and what not.
Completely understandable. These are the things I'm interested in and my channel is meant to be an unwashed archive of my thought processes incorrect and correct, strange and not so strange. It's a niche type of video, intentionally bad even. I'm just autistic.
I'm not going to be able to tell you what is correct and what isn't, I don't have the capacity to do that. I can only point to what patterns or consistencies I've noticed in my own feelings which are as you've probably guessed completely worthless unless you're trying to understand me or people who in some way similar.
>They also sperg out at the slightest bit of criticism. If you don't reply with "comfy" comments (comfiness above all for these thin skinned faggots), then you're just shut out.
I tend to keep up the majority of my comments except people who are spamming over and over again. I'm not sure where this idea comes from that I can't take criticism comes from. I've probably done something like what you describe in the past but I don't remember it. You'll find negative comments on my videos. It's just that I don't get them often so there usually aren't any. I also provide big replies like this one you're seeing right now. If that's sperging out then okay I can see it within that definition but I associate the term more with overt anger and suppression, not attempts at dialogue.
>But honestly that's a problem with most youtube "personalities"… anyone who isn't pleasing them is a "hater" to be ignored/blocked/punished.
I don't like this either. Which is why I don't do it. Comments directly effect a videos quality and part of that is having vibrant discussion that includes opposing view points. Everyone who disagrees with me is someone I can discuss these things with. And I often learn from interacting with them. Which isn't dissimilar to when I scroll down to the comments of a YouTuber I enjoy and read debate that adds to my understanding of that video. These are very valuable things.