YouTube Roleplay Accounts

YouTube Roleplay Accounts

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YouTube Roleplay Accounts are ad hoc user profiles that assume the voice of a well-known individual or established fictional character on the popular video-sharing community. Similar to Tumblr's Ask Blogs and Twitter's Novelty Accounts, they are prominently used by members of online fandom communities, many of whom interact with each other through comments and replies in YouTube video pages.

Origin

These types of accounts may have been inspired by deviantART's Plz Accounts, which utilize the site's avatar system to recreate conversations between fictional characters. As early as 2009, people began to create YouTube accounts for fictional characters using the prefix "Imma" to denote them as being novelty accounts. One of the first of these, ImmaVegeta[1], was created on March 10th, 2009 and has gained more than 23,000 subscribers. In addition to commenting in character, ImmaVegeta has uploaded nearly 1,500 videos including recut footage from Dragon Ball Z episodes as vlogs from the character during which they interact with other YouTubers or comment on YouTube happenings as well as unedited clips from the anime.


AS Aiken Yamada 2 years ago Lol Vegeta made sure Goku couldnt have any kids Reply . 104 ImmaVegeta TOO LATE Reply . 1 20 2 years ago in reply to Aiken Yamada SpideRx210 2 years ago This has been flagged as spam hide Not Spam fail Reply . ImmaVegeta 2 years ago Thanks for your words of enthusiasm, champion Reply . 92 in reply to SpideRx210

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In June 2011, a Yahoo! Answers question[3] was asked about the legality of these accounts. That November, an instructional guide to making Imma accounts was posted on wikiHow.[4] In January 2012, the Imma Land Wiki[2] launched as a hub site for these in-character accounts. After YouTube began showing full names and, later on, profile pictures in the comments in mid-2012 after linking accounts with Google+ profiles, the number of these parody accounts increased, including ones for real people who are popular online including Chuck Norris (shown below, left) and historical figures like Adolf Hitler (shown below, right).


Superman, Batman, Chuck Norris, and Spider-Man nb45001 1 week ago You're worse than Hitler. Replyin reply to LilLiamOriginal Adolf Hitler 1 week ago You what bitch? Reply . in reply to nb45001 Net nb45001 1 week ago My apologies Replyin reply to Adolf Hitler

Additionally, after comment replies were introduced, multiple accounts contained within a single fandom began interacting with each other, including characters from Lord of the Rings and Halo In May 2013, a member of the SMW Central forums[5] reported seeing Portal-related accounts commenting on fan videos about the game.

In Message Boards

This practice is also found on message boards where people will make a novelty account based on the topic or fandom that the message board is about. One of the earliest archived examples appeared on October 10th, 2011, when an account named SiriVoiceAssistant posted on the Apple enthusiast forum iFans[6], asking other posters if they needed any assistance. The account continued to ask questions and perform virtual tasks for commenters, taking on the typing style of Siri.


mon said: ↑ Siri, please make me a sammich. If it can do this, there will be no need for women any longer What kind of sandwich would you like? You can choose from the items currently available in your refrigerator. SiriVoiceAssistan SirVoiceAssistant, Oct 10, 2011 #30 Report a violation New Member Joined:Oct 10, 2011 Messages: 23

Reddit Armie

Various parody accounts mocking Redditors, radical feminists, fat activists, neckbeards and fedora wearers often comment on YouTube with polarizing or ignorant statements meant to incite a flamewar. On June 11th, 2014, the /r/RedditArmie subreddit was launched, featuring discussions related to YouTube comment trolling and screenshots of notable examples (shown below).


Quincy LeMeme 1 second ago If Reddit has taught me anything, it's to always pay attention to which camera is filming you. This reminds me of my 2x gilded post to Ir/cringe when I accidentally showed my collection of bottled urine because I forgot to turn off my web-cam. I'm still harassed by 9gaggers and fundies to this day. Plebs dont get that even the great entrepreneur and aviator Howard Hughes also collected his urine. The only difference was his was collected in glass bottles and mine is in depleted Mt. Dew bottles. Quincy Degrasse LeMeme: Casual Reddit Browser & IQ of 184 Reply , é Chester McGinty 3 hours ago Redditor here. I was most impressed with the way this lady sophisticatedly managed to maintain her cool in such a kerfuffle of a situation. I think that she would be just the lady for an educated gentleman such as myself- if only her wrist bones were less prominent. Reply . 4 위 Narwhal Bacon 2 hours ago (edited) Nice to see a fellow redditor making his debut on television in the background at 0:30. The Reddit armie is taking over. Reply . 5 위 michael james IlI 2 hours ago Can you please include subtitles in the next video, I can hardly understand she is saying underneath her heavy Russian accent. I'm all for foreign women but the least she could do is take some English lessons before appearing on television (loll). Reply . 4 lé

On September 3rd, the "Berta Lovejoy"[8] YouTube account was created, which typically leaves flamebait comments from the perspective of a feminist extremist on trending videos (shown below).


Berta Lovejoy 1 hour ago What a sickening video, music teacher, please set a positive example for these girls as they are the future of our society. "Rage Against The Machine" are famous for having lyrics that promote crime, especially the one in this video which is literally called "Killing in the Name" with constant references to murder. This band has also been known to promote anarchy and violence. This music teacher is raising a generation of violent females, it sickens me seeing this kind of sexist treatment of young females get so highly praised SE Berta Lovejoy, Feminist, Promoter Of Equality, Love, and Peace Reply. 52 ié

Novelty Twitter Accounts

Novelty Twitter Accounts are parody profiles on the social networking site Twitter that are meant to impersonate or lampoon a wide range of subjects, from celebrities and public figures to corporations and inanimate objects. Often considered a web-based performance art, parody accounts have been created since as early as January 2007, when Fake Steve Jobs began humorously mocking the late CEO of Apple.




Twitter Reenactments

Twitter Reenactments are text-base simulations of either real events or fictional stories that typically use one or more novelty accounts to publish "real-time" status updates that correspond with the chronological timeline of the original event. The first one of these projects was created by PhD students at Utah State University, who reenacted the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg over the course of several weeks in April 2009.




Tumblr Ask Blogs

Tumblr Ask Blogs are interactive roleplay blogs that are run from the perspective of fictional characters. Readers are encouraged to ask questions of the roleplayer, who answers with either text, artwork or photos of themselves in cosplay in the first-person narrative. One of the first of these blogs was launched on April 23rd, 2011, allowing readers to ask questions of any character from the webcomic Homestuck.


Anonymous asked askpinkie-pie block answer Would you rather eat cupcakes, normal cake, or cookies? Caka CANT DECIO THEyRE ALL So CooD Anonymous asked you block answer have you considered killing all of your friends? nO+ CoO no biacomcafe asked: block answer Dear Francis, are you a dog or cat person? Dogs slobber a bit too much and have a tendency to break things with their jumping about and they track in mud. Though the smaller ones are indeed cute I am very much a cat person. They are much tamer and, while prone to scratching things if their nails aren't trimmed, much better companions for an artist like myself.

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