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NS2 is a YouTube Pooper initially known to others for only having Solid Snake as his avatar, but he became more well-known as a moderator on the YouChew Forums. Poopwise he has become iconic for using Windows Movie Maker, and is credited by some to inspire certain poopers to switch back to the program.
In 2009, he abandoned his flagship account and quietly switched over to the new account GeneratorSN, continuing to make YTP sporadically.
NS2 was first aware of YouTube Poop in early October 2007, upon hearing his friends discussing it during school. Becoming curious, he checked it out a week later, by doing a YouTube search for "YouTube Poop". He discovered it, and instantly thought it was the most amazing thing he had ever seen. What he saw was a video by WalrusGuy.
After developing an obsession, NS2 began making these "poops" himself about two weeks later, debuting with a generic CD-i romp. He didn't use CD-i as much in the succeeding poops, which mainly focused on period games of the time like Super Smash Bros. Brawl and the Ratchet & Clank sequel no one bought because it was on PS3. He stopped using CD-i completely when he joined the YouChewPoop Forums in January 2008, when his focus at the time became mainly video games and occasionally anime, a form of animation he gained an interest in just about a month prior to joining.
He later expanded his sources to live-action material like the 1989 Batman film, and a few political biopics involving former U.S. president Richard Nixon. He continued his quest to poop more classic PlayStation games as well. NS2 became a moderator of the forum in April 2008, and has created over 250 poops since the first embarrassing CD-i spectacle.
In June 2009, NS2 resigned as moderator (after being inactive for months) and then proceeded to leave YouChew for good. He abandoned his YouTube account and moved to GeneratorSN where he continues to make new poops, though much less than he used to (the quiet life is always grand). NS2 left his main account to escape the stress he faced from having so many subscribers (plus he had a life to deal with), but left the account open because poopers on YCP had professed their love of his videos to him constantly.
Surprisingly (or unsurprisingly if you prefer), NS2 returned to YCP as an active user in September 2009, and in October, ended up becoming a global moderator again, only to leave the site again the following January. He resigned from his position in August.
In October of 2010, he returned to the site once again. Masquerading under the name of 'Generator Ice Cap' for a while, he had his name changed back to 'NS2' in February 2011, and continues to be an active poster for the time being. Since his return, all of his avatars have featured Shawn Spencer from the TV series "Psych" and all are colored blue because of an elaborate in-joke explained below.
INCREDIBLE LASER SWORD
NS2 was a trusted member of THE INCREDIBLE LASER SWORD team, and he is known to be a skilled assassin, killing without remorse. RabbitSnore has been known to call him "a real bastard" with affection, for his apparent lack of empathy during combat operations. He has served as a spotter for RabbitSnore, as well as a backup intel officer alongside Crash2991.
After the fall of the Hussein regime in Iraq, NS2 was sent on a mission for the ILS, to infiltrate an Iraqi palace and recover three stolen DVDs. During this mission, he encountered clones of Thereisnospork303 and TheHappyFungus. Using eight pounds of C4 explosive and a toothbrush, he managed to defeat the clones, whom he later discovered to be leftovers from a biological super solider experiment.
Returning the three DVDs to Crash2991, NS2 received the title of "Awesome Guy" from the owner of a small ice cream shop in north Iowa. A short-lived peace followed thereafter, during which NS2 practiced his renowned art of killing a man with a toothpick before he can scream. Soon enough however, Nuthead pissed in a stranger's coffee one morning (that is to say, he literally urinated in a man's coffee), and a war had broken out, giving NS2 the opportunity to increase his already impressive kill record.
NS2 is known to be able to eat nails and shit screws half an hour later. That's how badass his digestive tract is.
He was rumored to have lost his right eye to Rakninja in a petty squabble over the last can of Sprite in the ILS base, but this rumor was debunked, since NS2 has two eyes.
I Know I Love You Better Series
One of NS2's late career masterpiece works focused on an image of Shawn Spencer from the TV series "Psych" waving his hands in disco-style freedom, set to the added blue backdrop. "Ice Cap Shawn" began in modest in 2009, in a series of NS2's avatars and images of Shawn, with an icy blue look.
In January 2010, the idea sparked in NS2 to create "I Know I Love You Better." The video’s title originated along the lyrics of Steely Dan’s "Peg," which has the sung line in question, which is looped in the video. By this time, NS2 had left YouChew and the video had a cemented status of "legendary" among those who viewed it. The image of Shawn waving his hands in the air, with a warping 3D ripple effect, became an iconic sensation.
A month later, in February, NS2 developed the sequel, "I Know I Love You Better Part II: Better Than He Loves You," out of relative boredom (he had yet to return to YouChew). The video exhibits one of NS2’s last known uses of video editing for a while, splicing a song and matching it to the bizarre color and visual effects featured onscreen, again being done to the same image of Shawn Spencer, set to samples of the pop song "Heart Station" by Utada Hikaru. The sequel did not become as legendary as the original, but still resonated in a few folks.
On October 2, 2010, NS2 was bored once again and developed "I Know I Love You Better Part III: Revenir au Présent," months after he officially announced his retirement from poop. The title means "Return to the Present" in French. NS2 decided the legacy of the videos would be best as a trilogy. But he left a thought that questioned and acknowledged the possibility of more videos in the series. The video featured occasional editing and experimentation with transitions set to the soaring soul of "Across 110th Street" by Bobby Womack.
"I Know I Love You Better Part IV: It's Friday in the Morning" was posted on May 27, 2011 in HD, featuring "Friday Blues" by Clazziquai Project as the music.
"I Know I Love You Better" also found life as jokes in videos by SkyGuy16 and Chrisgendo. In SkyGuy’s "I Know They’re Gonna Love It," an image of Arthur waving his hands in a similar fashion to Shawn was blued up, warped and contained a repeating lyric from another part of Steely Dan’s hit "Peg," and that of course makes the title.
In May 2010, NS2 released an unfinished video from November 2009, "Ice Cap Ballade" (predating the “Love You Better” craze) that featured clips of Shawn and his partner Gus set to the Ice Cap theme from Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Unfortunately, the only factor the video lacked was that it was not blue. In October of that year, Chrisgendo blued up and the video and had it sent to NS2 for upload, cementing the legacy of Ice Cap Shawn and the loving of others better.
The first three "I Know I Love You Better" videos were released as a trilogy on Blu-ray (lol) and DVD in November 2010, and the first video was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Bonus features on the 5-disc set included the aforementioned videos by SkyGuy16 and Chrisgendo, a digital copy, a 40-minute documentary on the making of the joke, and interviews with key individuals. Also included is a special director’s cut of the original video that is one second shorter. The set has been praised by critics, especially for the HD transfer of the videos.
A 3D version was in the works for release in May 2011, but was eventually scrapped and replaced by IV.
First poop seen
First poop made
NS2 professed to using a similar style for most of his videos (since he believes WMM is not the place for intense creativity, but a lot of his biggest fans think otherwise). There are three main styles that are evident throughout his videos. He has his share of fast-paced works ("Sniper Sinks Ocelot's Feelings"), slow tour-like videos inspired by early poopers ("SUBSTANCE"), and videos where he mixes both of the above styles, usually creating a video that manages to maintain balance ("ZACH'S CHEMGASM").
When NS2 moved into the GeneratorSN account, he started experimenting with slightly different techniques with WMM, having not pooped in months.
Aside from those, he has used a very wide range of sources like many poopers have.
In Real Life
To make Youtube Poop
Influences on Style
YouTube Poops (Incomplete Listing)