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SimpleFlips was born in California on September 14th, 1995. He joined YouTube on April 18th, 2012. His earliest upload was posted to September 14th, 2012 (shown below, left). As of February 28th, 2018, his most popular video to date features him playing a stage from the Super Mario 64 mod Last Impact, gaining over 1.1 million videos, over twice as many views as his second-most popular video.
One of his most notable playthroughs is his run of the Super Mario 64 mod Super Ultra Kaizo Memeio Road 128 Stars Extreme Edition Revenge Deluxe, which was designed with him in mind. The mod placed Mario in a wheelchair and changed all the dialogue to "Shoutouts to Simpleflips," which is a meme within his fandom.
Shoutouts to Simpleflips
"Shoutouts to Simpleflips" became a meme within the speedrunning community, particularly in Super Mario 64 rom hack speedruns, because of Simpleflips' standing within the community. The popularity of the phrase became popular enough that modder Kaze Emanuar changed all the dialogue in his hack, Super Ultra Kaizo Memeio Road 128 Stars Extreme Edition Revenge Deluxe, to "Shoutouts to Simpleflips." On May 9th, 2016, Vinesauce Joel uploaded a highlight video of his stream of the mod to YouTube, gaining over 1.7 million views, popularizing the phrase. The phrase began being spammed in Twitch stats and YouTube commentary.
Bup is a term commonly associated with Simpleflips, deriving from a stretched out texture of Toad's face from the game. It is commonly used as a replacement for textures in rom-hacks of the game. The first known use of the texture for a memetic purpose came with the creation of Super Releasio 64, a Super Mario 64 romhack by Kaze, which was released on September 12th, 2016. The hack replaced many textures in the game with the texture of Toad's face, and replaced all the instruments of the game's soundtrack with various Toad voice lines.
The rom hack quickly gained attention from Super Mario 64 speedrunners and streamers, specifically Simpleflips. After streaming the rom hack, the association between the phrase and the texture of Toad's face quickly spread throughout his viewer base, causing many users to make references to it in future romhacks and donations to him.