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An American trans-woman YTPer who rose to prominence in 2011 and 2012 and accumulated "a very large cult following" of as many as 1,474 subscribers with a total amount of somewhere around 120 solo videos by the end of 2013 and a heavy participator in YTP Tennis, becoming the first to reach 100 completed matches as of this writing, and so far holds the record for this feat accomplished in the shortest amount of time (5 years, 2 months, 2 weeks). She has befriended, collaborated and/or associated with nearly every circle of the YTP Community past and present and is known as the principle organizer and original uploader of The Robotnik Collab III in 2012, the longest major collaboration ever produced at the time. Despite her accomplishments she has struggled for many years with anxiety and depression which has caused her to frequently feel very skeptical and/or dismissive of her previous work and has crucially affected many of her relationships during her time, as well as playing as an influence in a number of her videos. She has been noted by commentators for her unique incorporation of both existing and original music into her videos and the abstract storytelling structure of her latter-day tennis rounds.
She is a considerably skilled musician and artist in addition, well known by her adopted name of Dani Lee Pearce and continues to produce new material into the present, although at times a slower pace than in previous years. On her current channel she has successfully managed to recapture a following of 1,262 subscribers.
In June of 2009, almost immediately after graduating middle school, dew was looking on youtube through a series of videos known widely as The Lazer Collections, of which at the time there was only 2, before coming across a number of videos that were jokingly billed as the Lazer Collection 3, or some other relevant title. Characteristically none of these videos used any juvenile stick figure flash animation but instead opted for existing material, which was almost entirely of sources that had withstanding popularity within the world of YTP i.e. Hotel Mario, Super Mario World, Zelda CDI, and AosTH. The first of these he found was one titled simply "It's a Laser Collection" which featured all of these, and was also the first time he had ever heard WTF BOOM which he thought was incredibly hilarious. Around the same time dew also discovered YTPMV, primarily MrRoboto113's "Doctor Octagonapus 1", and a separate interest toward musically oriented videos/YTPMV in general would develop along the same time as YTP itself though would fizzle out by around 2012-2013 for various reasons.
The interest in this type of videos would continue with the discovery of videos by Link123456, who technically made the first YTP proper that dew would see in "Mario's Silly Words", a video long since gone that dew still wishes to see the eventual return of some day. Others he found were Dexter661994 and his primarily Ed, Edd, and Eddy YTPs, all of which were edited in Movie Maker, as well as big name "Flash YTPers" such as ssbbmaster33, CraaaazyCat113 and a then completely unknown Geibuchan, who would be a long standing favorite and even eventually a great friend and sporadic collaborator, which dew considers this to be a considerable highlight of his overall career. His method of finding new videos to watch at this time would be by primarily searching the front page, and through this he would find MTB710, the first really "fast paced effect heavy" YTPer he had seen by this point (though ssbbmaster33 had elements of this style in his work) and his "Braw Taunts" video would be one he would have much interest in. A major turning point came in November 2009 when he found on the front page a video by a user named DualScreen77 known as "Gaston Slays a Furry", a YTP using largely Beauty and the Beast that had garnered noticable popularity. From the related videos he discovered for the first time Stuart K. Reilly's Youtube Poop News, at the time only 5 months old and still being hosted from YTPnews1, particularly the episode that talked about not only DualScreen's video but also similar ones made by two other YTPers named BillyMorshu and JakeSteel0121, in what was the first collab that dew would ever see. From this point, Stuart's news episodes became his biggest source of information in terms of YTP in general. From it he learned about the fact these kind of videos were made most commonly using Sony Vegas, although other editing software such as Adobe Premiere and Windows Movie Maker were also known to be used, as well as being able to keep up on some level what seemed to be happening within the supposed nucleus of this community that dew had no idea was around until then. He credits Stu for basically being the reason why he is here today, as he learned the initial essentials of getting started as well as getting introduced to just about everyone he's ever known still knows to this day.
By January 2010 dew had a clear motivation to start making videos like this on his own, though initially it was to be in a more humor-oriented style much like that of those he originally followed. He did not, however, have a clear idea of how to obtain software in order to make these videos; he at this time was completely clueless to the concept of pirating, so he figured that the only way this was to ever happen was if he obtained the software through legal purchase, which he would spend much of this year collecting the money for through various work/chores. In the meantime, he would continue to keep an eye on YTP and watch it evolve and keep up on certain events, finding more YTPers through various collabs and at this time beginning to notice tennis for the first time. He would make the first version of his account on April 30, 2010, to save for the day when he would begin his long journey to be.
Tennis was yet another thing introduced to him through Stuart K. Reilly, as he one day happened what appeared to be a tennis match between him and PresidentofJelybeans(PoJ) that never made it past Round 3. Through simulatenously discovering PoJ at this same time, he found and watched the first ever tennis match that dew would see in the form of him vs. TheChairman45. The idea was immediately attractive to him, as he also proceeded to see matches that happened between them and two other Robotnik-centered YTPers, pilli10 and LieutenantGwo (also found through Stu, as they were all good friends), all four of whom played each other at least once and toward the end of the year attempted a messive Robotnik 4-Way tennis, which never made it past TheChairman's Round 6. At this particular time, dew had the plan to be a tenniser part-time, but in no ways planned to become as involved as he would.
Come September 2010, dew had accumulated approxamitely 400 dollars, most of which would go toward a theater trip he would take to the city of Ashland, OR with a troupe of rather colorful individuals to see the prestigious Shakespeare festival, which dew thinks of as an absolutely magical and artistically revealing experience. He would cleverly save 100 dollars of his money for his return trip and upon returning would buy a copy of Adobe Premiere Elements 8.0; his ticket into the YTP-making scheme. He would rather devastatingly discover however that it could not work on his computer at all, and that it could only be opened in his parents computer, which was a version higher than his at this time (He started with XP, while they had already a Windows 7). Feeling once again stumped, he retreated again to find more alternatives, attempting this time to try to pirate Vegas 8, of which every time was unsuccessful. His first attempt at this would provide his first glimpse at the YouChewPoop forums as he would find the links to the software from it, though he at this time had no plans to join the forum itself.
For the first month of 2011 he would experiment with editing with both a combination of VideoPad and Adobe Premiere Elements, which would very easily prove to be incredibly troublesome and the products turned out would be less than satisfactory to him. By the end of January however he would finally get his hands on Sony Vegas 5, and slowly start to make videos that were closer to his vision. His first exposure started to come from the attention that he recieved from a moderately unknown YTPer known as chemistryguy, who would subsequently explode in popularity out of nowhere and also become known as the oldest YTPer in the world at age 41.
His first foray into tennis came in February, when he accepted within the same week to play 3 different tennis matches, one with Smonge, at the time having yet to be either Moderator or Janitor, one with TheRazorEdge and djninjalovemistake, and one with CaptainStringCheese and Axe995. He would become good friends with all of these players, with some relationships lasting to the present day. He would also start posting in the Tennis Cafe around March, where he would be immediately welcomed by then-regulars NS2, superkoffee and Billion, due in part that the four of them lived in the same state. A four way match between all of them would also be attempted but would prove to overall fall flat. dew would subsequently come to meet superkoffee IRL as of this writing 4 times, one time each year starting in 2011(in 2012 he would also meet Billion), and still keeping in contact, while he and NS2 remain in good relations with each other despite not having talked for a considerable amount of time. Tennis matches played with Chrisgendo and AshcrementVII, both which were recieved very favorably, continued to build his early presence within the Tennis section, to the point where during the summer he became a regular part of MSN/IIRC chats involving past and present members of the Tennis Cafe Staff, including Ashcrement, trepmaws and on occasion djninjalovemistake, the first two of whom it would be decided unanimously that they would become the next additions around this time.
He developed a heavy interest in more effect heavy tennis after looking into more the videos of Gamebop, MycroProcessor, BSP666c, TheChutley, Kurkop, CorruptionSound, Chrisgendo, AshcrementVII, Metzgorrre and LeSuperKoffee, discovering many effects and editing techniques that he did not expect to see in more effect-heavy tennis, leading him to start going on a search for new effect plugins/software for experimental use. One of these known as VisualJockey he got from a link provided by CorruptionSound, and for a time was a characteristic element of his earlier tennis style. He would also at this time witness videos that would eventually manifest itself into an equal interest and love for more simpler-edited videos, primarily in the works of RAKninja, Crash2991, JazzDanceForChildren, TangerineImpz, and Emperor Ing. His first full "classic styled match" would be started with Diosbabilonia in August 2011, eventually finishing in November. He would also develop a constantly growing interest in Tennis's overall history, and to this day still watches and sometimes reviews tennis matches before his time out of complete curiosity and fascination with the sport.
In May dew hit his first 100 subscribers, and celebrated with a video commending the achievement. Soon afterward, he then joined in a competition started and hosted by Youchew Member/YTPer JoeTheBlueDragon, designed to bring attention to "up-and-coming" YTPers within the community by using classic sources in new ways, which dew thought he fit the description of pretty well. The competition made it through the Rounds for I.M. Meen, Robotnik, Doctor Rabbit, and Mama Luigi, but stagnated and never completed at the Zelda CDI Round, although by the current standings of the player scores dew supposedly had won by an incredible landslide. He had by this point anyway started to become more heavily involved with tennis, though would still try to put out solo work as often as he could.
On September 4, 2011, dew's old computer suddenly experienced an electrical surge that permenantly damaged its functionality, and for most of the month he remained out of service from videos as he eventually had everything transferred over to a brand new Windows 7, which resides as the current system he uses to this day. He resumed his work in October, although at this time relations within the tennis community had begun to decline. He also began to feel early signs of alienation that wasn't helped by the fact within the skype group he was most active in, which was a group primarily organized by koffee that only on occasion ventured into semi-serious discussion, was a place he was beginning to feel very distant from, as he had all these questions about things he was at the time still curious about but no real place to ask them. He continued to retain a pretty good circle of friends throughout, though during this time it was eventually shifting in radical directions. He would sign up for his official for Tennis Tournament, the Doubles Cup II, in October, and by complete stroke of luck end up paired alongside pokruk, at the time his absolute favorite tenniser. The tournament would however, in his own words, be "him vs. everyone" for the most part in that pokruk would be questionably cooperative to the point of only making up one second of their last collab round together, which dew slyly did not reveal until sometime in 2013. He was nonetheless able to play all the way to the final match, in which he would face both ChrisGendo and AshcrementVII, with RobochaoXX now stepping in as his new partner, which he was able to work much better with. He played with considerable strength as he at this time wanted very much to win, but would inevitably be defeat by his opponants, who collaborated so cohesively well together that many considered their work together to be rather inspiring. dew would nonetheless be a good sport about it, showing much enthusiasm for the next event.
Halloween 2011 marks the day when dew claims that his videos finally reached a point where he could watch them and easily enjoy them much more than he had before, and the rest of his videos from then to the year's end are some of the first of his most influential work. He would enter in a collab hosted by Therazoredge known as the "buzzing/under one frame stutter collaboration", in which the goal in mind was to primarily feature that particular editing technique, which dew took as "make the ENTIRE VIDEO buzzing". As a result, his entry, titled "buzz" in humorous reference to it being entirely made of Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story 2, was easily the most popular entry in this collab, and some notable names such as Gamebop and Skrimpish would take positive notice of it.
The last video of the year he would make, "GoofStep 20-11X" would be particularly influential. It was entered into the sequel of a conceptual collab originally started by Smonge, "The Simplicity Collab", of which this sequel was hosted by chemistryguy. The video featured largely very simple edits using the Mickey Mouse cartoon "Moving Day", which was largely centered around Goofy, frequently venturing into segments where movement and clip sequencing was synced to a drum beat, which dew created by recording a drum preset in his newly acquired CASIO Keyboard (a christmas present) through a headset mic (sent to him through mail by superkoffee). The video became the instant favorite of the collab by many people, and it would come to acquire about 2,000 views in its lifetime. Kurkop would make "always beatz" as a tribute to this video, and many people consider it one of dew's all time best. By 2011's end dew had about 540 subscribers.
Video-wise dew would make his most experimental videos both in tennis and in solo work, experimenting with musically driven editing and atmospheric soundcscaping, and ascend to a high point in terms of activity throughout this year but he has become very dismissive as to how he was as a person; He had not the best experience in online friendships/socialization and he often was known to act and think in juvenile/embarrassing/questionable ways that he retrospectively looks back upon as a time in which he was "really fucked up", in addition to his depression and anxiety continuing to worsen throughout this time. This would also mark the main time period in which dew would enter in a state of flux in terms of what group he thought he belonged in best, thinking at this time it might be ideal to find something seemingly more welcome than the Tennis Cafe had become. He would as a result meet probably the biggest variety of people in his entire career throughout the course of this year, making many short-term but some long-term friends. He would become a part of a skype group situated within YouChew made up mostly of regulars of the anime/game threads, of which DualScreen was a part of, which subsequently resulted in dew becoming friends with him for a time, which he feels was a great privilege. He would also become closer to a finnish YTPer named Bloodis around this time, who would share with him a rekindled love for vocaloid that dew had had as early as 2008, and a user named TargetDog12, with whom he shared a great love in the Toy Story films. This would also be the year in which dew would expose themselves more to the Pokemon series which he never had the opprotunity to watch in its heyday, and began to identify himself with Flareon.
His most constant friend during this year was CaptainStringCheese, although dew looks back to this particular time and feels questionable about his(her) relationship with Captain, as he considers that both of them may have really not been all there and basically treated each other terribly without ever fully realizing/admitting to it, even though later there relationship became more solid. One positive thing he definitely takes away from the things the two of them did together however is very much the prank pulled on a younger YTPer known as guitarrocker100, who to this day still believes that dew is 11 years old (also a girl, a number of years before dew would realize she actually was one!). Following an event in which Geibuchan organized a skype group of all of his friends in celebration of his birthday, resulting in dew meeting certain individuals like Stuart K. Reilly, Combuskenisawesome and LieutenantGwo for the first time, he would also in time become a part of Stuart K. Reilly's main chat, which featured them and many more individuals like YamiMario, Fiddlesticks411, pilli10 and milessaway, forming many friendships, a few that still continue to persist. He would acquire Fruity Loops Studio from miles, which would replace his CASIO drums officially in the video "flip out the back door", and also serve as a dominant program he currently uses for musical projects. This particular group would also inspire him to experiment with the phenomenon known as "megapoops", or often lengthy videos that dedicated a certain amount of time to editing a certain source, doing this for several sources, sometimes conceptually linking them all to each other. He would also released a "buzz 2" and a Goofstep sequel using his new drum sounds.
A particular highlight of this year was the collaboration with BMATF in the organization and creation of the Robotnik Collab III, which when initially finished, was the longest collab in history. This won dew a signifigant amount of attention both on youtube and on the forum, and also serving to boost his credibility as a YTPer as BMATF would go on to state that the collab was essentially his, even though he was essential in getting the event started. The way he organized the entries of said collab has been regarded by some to be one of the more brilliant aspects of the collab's success.
dew would create a seminal YTP inspired by a will.i.am music video a school friend showed him called "EHT", which would use said music video throughout. This would inspire a collaboration between himself, and two people he would in time become great friends with in trepmaws and CreepahWeegie, which would be greatly recieved by the newly formed Tennis Cafe chat, created by TheRazorEdge. His activity in this would throughout this time fluctuate, as he was split between other groups including a new incarnation of koffee's chat which now had the presence of new people within it, however ultamitely being individuals that would contribute to its downfall towards the end of the year/beginning of next. Tennis-wise though he would still remain very active within the game, but his relations with the Cafe regulars within the forum had by the end of the year reached an all time low. He attributes this mostly to his unstable state of mind; he was in no mood to be able to take a joke, and at one point considered a chain of posts talking of a "super-soaking" fiasco upon dew and also treating him rather questionably to be something of a hidden attack on him, when it was claimed to be in actuality mostly just regulars attempting to have some silly fun(dew has since re-examined this situation however and believes that this largely was a concealed attack, with the "having fun" aspect being either an excuse or just how they described it to make it seem different than what it was, considering instances from before that dew has also re-examined to be past abuse). On the surface dew just played along but it was something that he expressed as unsettling, though he chose to just try and not say anything else about it as he really had no idea how exactlyto deal with it. Bloodis and Mashu reacted defensively which quickly turned the mood of the Cafe incredibly sour, which was not something he intended to happen. Tensions further escalated in an event known as the Tennis Mini-Competition, which was hosted by Gamebop and judged by him along with dew, AshcrementVII, and trepmaws, one of whom would serve while the others would volley every response that the judge's previous round got. dew under this was given Round 5, and when he released it, recieved starkingly negative feedback from CaptainStringCheese, who called it essentially one of the worst tennis rounds he had ever seen. This caused the comments of this video to explode in a heated arguement between him and Mashu with various interjections from other tennisers/staff members, which eventually carried over into the Cafe. dew remained mostly silent through all of this until his presence and opinion on the matter was almost demanded, in which he echoed the statement that he simply wished to not talk about it.
Many of his friends at this time would leave due to him simply being too sad all the time, something that would carry in over into the next year as his depression by 2013 would be hitting an all time high. He would continue meeting new people, but any relations would not last long.
The minute this year began dew hit 1,000 subscribers on his original account. From this point onward, it seemed almost like a "now what?" kind of moment to him; he had met almost all of his heroes, become a well-known name in YTP and despite the negativity was still being regarded by some positively by some in the tennis section, while also quickly becoming if not already of the most active tennisers of the period. He made the decision however in the beginning of 2013 that he very much needed a hiatus from tennis in general, as he felt very disillusioned with it all at this time.
The hiatus however was quickly broken when the Triples Tournament was announced, and Bloodis approached him with the proposition that they finally be able to form the team Triple Baka, under the concept that dew play under the guise of Hatsune Miku while Bloodis play under Kasane Teto, with a soon-to-be-found third player (eventually Rillion) playing Akita Neru. Though they only ever played one match together which they lost, it did very much help to keep dew active within the game, as he continued to play although at a slightly slower pace than before.
His solo videos at this time experienced a transformation into a style that deliberately borrowed from a simpler and sillier style that quickly became one of dew's favorite ways to edit videos and it soon characterized his overall style, almost completely displacing his earlier more heavier one. He would regard most of his solo videos in this year as some of his greatest work, particularly a chain of videos that he started in December 2013 using entirely Jim Carrey's Grinch, intended to be an advent calander sort of series where he would upload one video a day to Christmas, but only got to about 14 before he forced himself to stop and catch his breath. He would also come to finish a "buzz 3", made for a sequel to Therazoredge's buzzing collab, which would be his most elaborate in the trilogy, in addition to another experimental "megapoop" video called THE PEANUT BUTTER CONSPIRACY", which initially started as a regular video but then gradually descend into psychedelic madness, signifying his changing taste in music around this time.
In September 2013, he would finally start his own Tennis Tournament in the form of the Multi-Way Tennis Tournament, the immediate day after the Triples Tournament had ended, thought not before a dispute regarding its use as an actual Tournament took place first, which to dew made him believe that something for him was still amiss within tennis. In addition to this he felt he was being treated rather critically and/or disregarded overall as a regular of the section, which furthered weighed on his depression as by habit he would excessively worry about many things to the point of paranoia. Despite this he would work to the best of his ability to host and manage the tournament for it's first number of months, collaborating frequently with Gamebop in the voting process which he remembers greatly enjoying. At this time it seemed like things we finally starting to turn around for him. He had been selected by JacobketronCT, who had just retired his position as Janitor, as the new Janitor of the poop talk section, which was a decision supposed greatly by his long time friend Smonge, now a moderator of the site, in addition to technical admin tabull. dew very enthusiastically accepted, and he was set to become the new Janitor by the new years beginning. On December 31st however, something incredibly shocking and unusual happened, in which it was announced that a YTPer known as Deutchebagge had suddenly died, making it the first official death the YTP community had experienced. The people most associated with him though were people that had either been banned from the forums or looked upon them with much distaste and hostility, and while people payed their respects, those who didn't do so directly were viciously attacked. dew ended up as probably the most viciously attacked for accidentally saying something he knew he shouldn't have said, but despite him quickly acknowledging his mistake and apoligizing he continued to be verbally abused and trampled upon while almost no one on the forum bothered to step in and defend him. Rather infamously this prompted Radock to make a reappearance on the forum in which by surprise he was not immediately rebanned after the said event had blown over. It was at this moment though that dew came to the supposed realization that this was how he was generally thought of on the forums in general; disliked, underappreciated, and mostly a punching bag waiting to be used. He felt in a way his career had come full circle and that it could only get worse from there unless he made a signifigant change in his overall outlook and personality, which for the longest time had been resoundingly negative, and by this point was severely impacting his mental health. He made the decision at this point that he needed for a time to just not exist within the YTP world, although this instance of the decision was not a fully committed one. He would however due to increasing pressure and discomfort/displeasure in looking at his own work delete his original YTP channel, taking offline some 500 or so videos. He had reached 1,474 subscribers by year's end.
dew did in fact begrudgingly return for a brief amount of time after about 3 weeks in late January 2014 after becoming aware of the sudden out-pour of surprise by people who all claimed to be inspired/influenced by his videos and were devestated by their disappearance in addition to the concern of a number of people about his well-being, which he thought no one ever cared about in the slightest. He felt in this a bit of emotional redemption, and upon returning reuploaded a majority of his videos (the 'good' ones) onto a new account, while attempting to compile his old tennis matches into single videos on his still existing tennis alt, which he now dominantly used for tennis. He also continued to manage his tournament for another couple of months, continuing to play in it for at least one more match and also making a few new solo videos, but by March it became clear that this wasn't working out for him. He then committed himself that he would in fact be gone for good and for longer, basically putting himself under the illusion that he was never been a YTPer in order to rid himself of years of built-up stress, and focusing more on other hobbies and dedicating time to exploring himself more as a person. In order to accomplish this illusion extreme measures had to be taken; leaving all of his skype groups, deletion of both channels(though keeping one alt), deletion of his chewiki page, and the deletion of all the video files he had created and the software he had used, as well as his vast amount of source collections. He would however keep his skype contacts intact as well as all of his project files, and as of April 1st would not be heard or seen anywhere except for other sites where people had seen him already.
For the rest of Spring dew lived in a state of pseudo retirement, redirecting his focus to his art and songwriting, often taking long drives to nowhere in particular and enjoying the scenery while also meditating on music, of which he built an extensive collection made up of both CDs and torrented discographies. Aside from now working a part-time job, he would frequently see more friends and reconnect old relationships during this time, helping himself overall feel in a much happier state of mind, although getting there was quite difficult. He would eventually meet someone through another art friend of his that would greatly give him an emotional boost that he needed, as well as greatly inspiring him to become a much better/happier person than he had been, as well as training himself to not be as socially dependent as he had been in the past which had been a factor that had greatly strained a number of his past relationships. At one point he would eventually lose contact with most of the people due to now entering into college for the first time and thus becoming very busy, but it would be at this point that dew felt at the time he finally became the person he had always been trying to become. He returned to the forum completely unannounced in June 2014, which thankfully for him everyone continued on as usual, though he was still very much in low spirits, soured more by the notion that he believed he was being looked at with pity and complete disregard, and he very much regrets how he acted during this period. As time went on he greatly mellowed out though, and by September was saying that he "felt like a new dew mann" in recognition of having almost constant good feelings now and completely free of stress and worry as compared to the past. He also eventually came to full time resume making solo videos and tennising just as active as he had done before now on new versions of the old accounts, becoming reacquainted with the tennis community, which was now much different, and becoming closer that he had been to them in a very long time. The Grinch YTP series that he started in 2013 was also revived and fully completed by Christmas day as originally intended, creating what dew has called the most elaborate and greatest YTP related project that he would ever create on his own.
The beginning of this year marked a major change for dew; after about a year of gender questioning she finally began to come out as transgender on January 11 of this year, now adopting the name of Dani Lee Pearce. She began to chart an entirely new and unexpected direction in her videos, reverting now to her own take on being a Spongebob YTPer, making videos using the source which were characterized by very sudden and comical scene cuts, loud distorted audio with particular emphasis on the more absurd looking/sounding parts of the show (she very rarely goes beyond Season 2 when choosing episodes), and the spontaneously musical intersparsing of primarily the works of Frank Zappa, though other artists such as David Bowie and Mannfred Mann's Earth Band would also be featured. This would be reflected in the custom thumbnails made for most of these videos, as youtube had now implemented this feature for all users, by featuring a rather bizarre visual edit of a character (with a preference for Squidward or Mr. Krabs)and an image of Frank Zappa's face from one of his album covers stuck somewhere in the background usually in plain sight. dew has described this as a rather satirical attempt to see if she could reclaim 1000 subscribers a second time, which would succeed in time. She sites this rather uncharacteristic move as greatly influenced by a similar stylistic switch that TheChutley had taken the previous year, which in turn was influenced by the style of GabrielCol/Fiv95. dew also managed to successfully reclaim most of her old material at the beginning of March.
Despite this fresh approach the positivity that had closed out the year previous had evaporated come February. dew found herself continuously scrounging for an internet source as by this point she had been blocked wirelessly in addition to having her cable cut and facing more verbal and mental abuse from her family than usual, which led to her purposefully trying to stay as far away from the house as long as she would until inevitably returning home to sleep for the night, with the only feeling of security happening in the hours when her family wasn't home. She in addition experienced increasing dysphoria at her job on top of increasing exhaustion due to increased hours, which led to her walking out and not coming back to the job for another day without a single second thought, which within two days would make her situation critical. With no other access to internet and dwindling phone service, she used her remaining money to buy herself a laptop, which would be a key contributor in her long awaited escape to a safer place. Things eventually came to a heat at the end of February where she was essentially "barred from being a girl" around her siblings who her parents regarded as "too young to go through something like this" and that she "never should have known anything about LGBTQ matters" which dew found both absurd and insulting, and at a level she could no longer bear to deal with again. She as a result walked out of her house in the middle of the night, traveled by foot a number of miles to the nearest Wifi spot where she would contact a nearby friend who would take her to the place where she now currently resides, eventually collecting her main editing computer and most of her material possessions in the weeks following (including a 7 mile walk to reclaim her car). No videos were made during this period.
Video activity resumed with [Voice A] on the tennis account and [The inseperable love of a man and his bird] on the main account, and for the next couple of months dew was moderately prolific artistically, simultaneously drawing and composing music along with videos at a somewhat regular pace. She also began to expand the ideas of her new videos by creating a YTP-dedicated tumblr focused on telling tales of happenings within "The Dewniverse", a world made up of media and music frequently ravaged by a benevolent being known as "The Frank Zapper" and his associate "Captin Beef-Hort", and many other characters featuring similarly intentionally silly bastardizations of real life popular music figures, while also showing the newest uploads of material dew would produce. The style of her videos began to veer just slightly, though in not any major way, toward the style that she conceived at the start of her career, currently milling through something of a backlog of many of her first ideas in some of her most recent videos.
The only major disturbance during this time happened not too long after dew's 20th birthday, in which Hoipendaddy, a malicious and manipulative user known very widely for being the command of a chat which he used to spam and attack YouChew using other members who were a part of it, was finally removed much to the relief of nearly the entire forum after a grueling 3 years of what was condoned as "off-site harassment". RAKninja upon becoming aware of this proceeded to challenge the system of the forum by urging that dew herself become banned for something for something done 4 years ago (without even any conscious malicious intent) on the grounds that it fit the same violation, though on the basis of respect for the member it involved refused to explain what it was, mentioning that the staff was able to view it and find out for themselves. Over the course of two days and several pages of debate due to the wave of defiance toward the claim that followed, RAKninja continued to push his point while continuing to be antagonistic toward all the members who interacted with him as he had on more than one return to the forums before, further tarnishing his reputation to the point of even some fellow staff members feeling rather disappointed and dismissive. At its penultimate moment he was outright ordered to stop talking to people and leave, which was not an order that RAK immediately followed and a point he only used to reinforce his points. Despite the amount of support received from a large amount of the forum(which was positively commented upon in the aftermath) dew felt incredibly unnerved by the fact that this was an issue that had still not been put to rest and forgotten about for good, and while initially confident believing that it would be an easily forgotten issue, became increasing disheveled and insecure the longer the discussion continued and left the forum for a few days.
Shortly after leaving dew's living situation became increasingly unstable, with her next 4 videos each being made in a different house in a different city, from THE AMAZING PLANK to RobotNike Drinks, the latter of which was inspired by a spontaneous video uploaded by LesbianMagnet, in a radically departed style from when he uploaded under PresidentofJelybeans. Between the third and fourth video dew became homeless for a very short time, and out of necessity of basic facilities was forced to return to her old home, which turned out to be on many respects a mistake. She continued to deal for an additional month much of the same mental and emotional abuse that she had dealt with in the years leading up to her first escape, never being called her preferred name or being referred to by her preferred gender as her parents believed this to be a mental illness and a sin and refused to acknowledge it in their house, also cutting her completely off from internet access to the point of cutting it off from themselves so that the house eventually became a complete dead zone. While struggling to cope with the toxicity of the enviroment in addition to looking for another way out, dew's main source of internet around this time came from various libraries and coffeehouses, which would also be the places where her next few videos would be uploaded, made usually the night previous at the house where her editing software on the main computer was. Dew finally got her chance of escape on the 4th of July weekend and with just a few bags of clothes and personal belongings made a more sure-fire escape to the more supportive and LGBT-friendly environment of the city, wheras she immediately took part in a picnic intended to be a gathering and possible organizing/collaboration event between LGBT artists, musicians and the like. This to dew was a complete blessing, and in only a couple of days already began making new friends, and overall feeling in a much more caring environment than before.
Video wise the last thing started from her house was started from a spontaneous bit of mischief on tumblr between him and a mutual follower whom were talking about underrated disney movies; The Black Cauldron in particular. Upon having memories of the ridiculously "dark" villian that was the almighty skeleton man The Horned King, dew posted a slew of snapshots from the Black Cauldron of mostly the Horned King accompanied by ridiculous and humorous captions, later gaining the inspiration to translate this over into YTP form. From there the BONELORD THE MAGNIFICENT trilogy was born, with the first two parts being made on the same night about two days before escaping and the third being made in her new temporary residence, and the first video to be made on her laptop. These videos were particularly characterised by their return to an abrasively loud SeductiveBaz-esque style and often featuring the music of ABBA in scenes where the Horned King is edited to dance. By complete surprise the videos caught the attention of none other than Ricesnot, who spoke positively of the nostalgic atmosphere the videos envoked as well as expressing great desire in obtaining the source used itself. Currently dew is still making videos on the laptop but plans to return to the use of her desktop computer once she is able to obtain it again.
The second video was a bare bones text-on-black-background video explaining a philosophy dew had cultivated from examining the general mindeset of the old days of YTP and many conversations with a few younger and newer YTPers about "There are No Bad YTPs", which explained in length that YTPs that have been labeled as "bad" are actually just done in an entirely different style and denounced unreasonable treatment of people who make videos this way as well as the erasure of the possibility of these kinds of videos being produced in favor of more "conventionally accessible" videos in their place. This became the main subject of one of Stuart K Reilly's last episodes of Youtube Poop News, however from dew's perspective the message was not as clearly understood as she had hoped it would be and she seemed instead to be a target of criticism, as it was deemed ridiculous to compare heavily edited videos to poorly edited ones as being the same, with a number of commentors following suit in their opinions. Dew soon after put the idea to rest believing it was not something that people were reading correctly yet.
From August to the end of October 2015 dew was homeless living downtown in a shelter with little more than a suitcase of clothes and two bags of essentials, including her laptop, that she carried everywhere she went. Surprisingly many videos were made during this period, the first being "The Gang Gets a Nose Ring" using one of her favorite childhood movies, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, which was a hit among her fans. Her videos would be made in a variety of places around the city she was based, from the shelter she was staying in, to the facility where she would go for meals, to a building where she began to submit art to which began being placed in a small gallery. Ultamitely she would make 17 videos of the course of this time, often making 2 to 3 in various bursts of motivation but taking signifigant breaks in between to concentrate on things to keep herself afloat as well as concentrating hard on her music and her art which had become a rekindled interest. On October 11th, she reached 1,000 subscribers for the second time on her new channel.
By now she was personally interacting with very little people online; she grew to dislike skype chat culture in YTP due to almost always getting tangled in pointless drama and maliciousness and almost never being in anything that was just calm and controlled conversation among friends. She was however still posting regularly on Youchew so her presence was still not lost, and she prefers this more over skype, although she will still have the occasional conversation with a good friend there every now and then. As of October 30, she has been unhomeless once again living together with two wonderful roommates.
On December 3rd Youchew's Design Staff was revived and dew managed to secure a position on it, being among one of only 3 members including Fiddlesticks411 and Combuskenisawesome, both people she was acquainted with, making for a rare all-female staff on the forum. She made no haste in making sure contributions were made, contributing heavily to a new Christmas skin on the forum as well as a new regular skin recycled from it(surprising herself in the process with the amount of CSS she somehow remembered in accomplishing this) and making other small contributions including the Staff's icon, helping the Design Staff be seen as a successful outlet.
From the start it was evident that dew was now starting to slow down as well as gradually shifting more focus away from videos and more toward personal projects tending toward the musical, which eventually culminated into the release of a new album, Notes of a Nervous Little Pixie, in March 2016, following a combined total of 26 months of work on the 8 songs it contained. It was signifigant in being her first album to contain vocals following three albums of instrumental music exploring a wide range of experimental and progressive rock, along with some experiments in classical and world music. The album contains dark lyrical themes of abuse and neurodivergance while also subtlety including themes of recovery, and has been described by some listeners as a mix of The Cure, Pixies and Depeche Mode, with the title track and "Trust" being singled out as the standout songs on the album. dew has since learned to play an acoustic version of "Figure Out Me" and "I'm Looking" and has considered making a foray into live performances. She has been slowly working on the music for three forthcoming albums to be released into late 2016 and early 2017.
On the YTP side of things, her recent output has largely been the product of periods involving nothing else to do and relative boredom, otherwise being created through the sudden thought of an idea she has found incredibly funny. This is especially apparent in "yoder", "empero pop machine" and "friend wars: revenge of the friend", which came about as the hype surrounding the recently-released The Force Awakens was at its height and dew like many others had been rewatching the previous films. She currently considers these videos to be among her greatest product, and while she still has a backlog of ideas, she is uncertain if or when she will execute them. On the flipside she has been as active in tennis as ever, although has made frequent mention of retiring, and as such intends for her participation in the Match Voting Tournament, the first tournament in which she had played strictly as a regular participant since 2013, as her last. She became on April 25, 2016 the first tennis player to complete 100 tennis matches, and as such became the first recipient of the associated forum medal, "Live to Tennis", which had sat dormant and unused for nearly 6 years. Dew departed ways with YouChew and YouTube Poop in general around July 2016 and deleted both of her YouTube accounts to focus on her music career.
Rock, psychedelic rock, experimental rock, avantgarde, progressive rock, jazz fusion, instrumental music, world music, electronic
"out of the box and interesting" (Feb 2014)
"slow, but gripping" (Feb 2014)
"perfectly evened-out so there's always something insane to expect... or better yet, not expect"(Feb 2014) "simple and sweet, yet show us what kind of pure insanity goes on in [her] head as [she] goes through all the footage in [her] video folder"(Sep 2015)
"It always feels to me that she's thinking in patterns and, being a musician, is unconsciously letting the musical side of her brain leak out onto her videos."(May 2016)
"Dew's pooping style in general, conjure the image in my mind of her sitting in a tree, strumming her painted guitar only stopping every now and then to tell a joke before plucking away at the strings again." (May 2016)