I have witnessed the evolution of Youchew from its old vanilla to black, and then upgraded and final iteration. Despite that I have quit YTP from 2009 until very late 2015 due to life development, I can say that our own experiences have grown to be more compassionate compared to our wild, excititng, and sometimes crude "misbehavior" in plenty of our early teen ears of YTP and Youchew.
In the end, we kept that underground and rebelious selves alive and will continue that way even when the old gets replaced by the new. I give thanks to all of you keeping the Spririt of Youchew alive through two successors like YTP Mania and Neon Castle to suit different audiences with love for underground communities.
One last thing.....
Enjoy the last of the Super Smash Ball Ballerina Boy.4
This will be my final status quote sense YouChew is getting close to shutting it's doors.QuoteQuote
Honestly, YouChew is without a doubt my favorite social media site I've visited and being the only website besides YouTube I always visit. Back when I still at elementary school, I was that guy who had trouble getting friends because of my immaturity and my disability. This site actually helped change my personalities and I've became more mature over the years. I remember first visiting this site when SomeDudeNamedBermudez told me about it at school and when he uploaded the video of him announcing his appearance onto YouChew. He helped peaked my interest to the site. When I first joined the site, I was pretty immature sense I was new to the site, but this site taught me new ways to make YTP's and helped me become more mature every time I come back to this site. YouChew also helped me get new friends on both this site and in real life. It's a real shame to see this amazing website shutting down sense I always enjoyed being on here.
Thank you all for being there for me on YouChew over the years and I'll see you all in YTPMania.1
"Well, this is the end, beautiful friends..."
To think it's been ten years ago since Toonami's final broadcast during its original run. So this is my final post from me here on this site I've grown part of for the past four years.
Special thanks once again to @Sparkella, @RCLeahcar,@EditsOfGreatBritain and everyone else here on YouChew who I've met since I joined back in July 2014, it's been one hell of a rollercoaster and I haven't looked back since until now, so, everyone, remember to stay gold.
Farewell, YouChew. Welcome, Neon Castle.7
I'll just have this be my final post on YouChew since I barely visit the site nowadays and it's closure is right around the corner.
YouChew has changed my life. It helped me get new friends and it made me get in better touch with a community that I have loved. I felt more socially comfortable being here, as you were all nice people who are fun to talk to, and we all share some of the same interests. There are little mishaps that I may have at certain times on this site, but that is resolved by your friendliness, care, and support. You have helped me to become a better man because of all the nice things you have done, and it also helped me develop better morality.
Being on YouChew for 5 years is, without a doubt, a life-changing experience. I do not regret having to be here after staying for so long. You have all stood by me helping me out through situations that are a struggle to me, while urging me to keep going. While I'm pretty sad that YouChew will be gone, I hope that the fun experience I've had for 5 years will be the same over at YTPMania and/or Neon Castle, so anyone that came after me can have some of that same experience too.
YouChew, whether you've had a rocky past or not, your presence in everyone's lives will continue to live on after your closure for how many lives you have changed in the past decade.
Thank you for everything.
I think I am going to make my final post here before YouChew closes:
I’d like to thank everyone here for making me feel welcome on this site, and it is such of a shame it had to closed down. Ever since I’ve joined in 2015, I didn’t regret a single bit using it. While there were a few bumps and a couple of sad moments, I without a doubt found myself enjoying the many misadventures I had on YouChew.
Throughout the times I used YouChew, I felt more and more confident socialising with others, making new friends and learning from my mistakes. Considering that YTPMania (and Neon Castle) are up and running, I would hope to continue the fun times that I used to have on YC on both of those forums (well, if I’m old enough to use NC).
And on that bombshell, I think I will finish writing this post off by ending off with a small note:
While YouChew may be shutting down, it’s legacy still lives on...19
Well, this is it. We have come to this moment.
Since I have pretty much no will to do anything interesting on this site anymore (I mean come on Yoshit, WE COULD'VE USED THIS TIME TO HOST ONE MORE HUNGER GAMES SESSION as I said for freaking crying out loud!!!), and since I'm moving to a new laptop, I guess I gotta say goodbye early. My YouChew account is officially dead at this point and I will be permanently offline from this point forward.
Writing from my old Windows 7 Acer Aspire laptop, which is becoming more and more of a nostalgia tool rather than a useful studio, I would like to take this time to honor my friends, followers and beyond.
I would like to thank some of the fellow YouChew staff members — Joosh, Whelt, Geibuchan, TheOneManBoxOffice, HotFriedSkadoosh, Crazy Luigi, BeanosOnToast, NitroEdits and even the former site server admin, tabull — as well as my closest friends — DSYTP, William (XxYoshie), Ian O'Keefe, Morimoto, NKpower, RyanYTP, Komi Entertainment, JokeyBRPG, DarchYTPs, aXis, HomerAllTheWay, ThomasPussyCat, T Videshow, tangeneislover, TheWackyWeevil, ThirtyTwelve, LuigiGodzillaGirl, Liam Taheny (liamtaheny1), Jimmy D., Paperking99, BandanaBoi, YeomanGold, mrdavidatify, marioandsonicfan98, Matt0417, Matth898YouChew, MiiWii3dsFan912, Milk Gaming Channel, Johbo81, Aduck Donald, Blockglitch, GADGET765, and anyone and everyone else that I don't even have enough space to mention here anymore.
I originally joined as MeerkatMario during October 2015, then came back under my current YouTube channel name on February 4, 2017. And since then, I've been through so many ups and downs, but because of all of you guys, I managed to enjoy my almost-three-year-long experience on YouChew. We did it. But now it's time for us to leave all of this behind. Nothing lasts forever, not even life. That's all we can learn.
I will be live on YTPMania later today, on my new Windows 10 HP laptop. I seriously can't wait to start a new experience there, despite the fact that I have revision to do (with four Math & English exams coming soon next month) as well as way ton of other sh*t on the YouTube/DeviantArt/other social media side of things.
YouChew is becoming one of many to lose the battle of the survival of various nostalgic platforms, websites, media and software, after already having to see Emuparadise shut down their ROM/BIOS section earlier this year, as well as other stuff in the past and future couple of years, like Miiverse, KidsCo, Orkut, the YouTube annotations and private messaging features, and Adobe Flash and Windows 7, both of which will be done for in 2020.
May I just say goodbye to yet another nostalgic platform. It's been a pleasure to see all of this happen, to control our problems and to witness new hopes in life. See you at YTPMania.
Thank you for everything. And so, without further ado...5
Are you okay to join the collab I'm hosting?
Not sure whether to show you if you're interested but Idk, you can tell me.1
Are you interested in this?The Random Videos and Images YTP Collab Collection
(Note it is a spoiler thing as it is not yet released.)
(Sorry, no offense to any osu players tho.)1
Not an important announcement:
I'm going to start using my new Win10 laptop a lot more than my older Win7 laptop from now on, and since I'm not logged on to YouChew on the newer laptop, that means I'm not gonna be online as much. And I've already decided I'm not logging into this site on the new laptop, I will make a new YTPMania account from there. This YouChew account has and will stay on the old laptop, full stop.
I will release a goodbye message in a few days, mentioning my closest friends on this site as well as most of the staff, so stay tuned.3
One last note, I'm most likely going to retire from YTP altogether. I wanted to return to making them after my schedule got cleared up, but with YC officially gone soon and myself not having any motivation for sticking around on Neon Castle, I guess this is it. I will most likely only make shorter videos infrequently while drunk.
Oh, and this one will be my really real last post for sure. Bye, guys. See you on Discord, whenever I can be arsed to get online on there.8
I wanted to wrap up my final thoughts on my minimal involvement in YC, seeing as we're two weeks out from its closure, but I realized I don't actually have that many thoughts on it. YTP itself was a big part of my development as a video editor, and it's a good tracker of how my sense of humor has developed and not changed at all. But the site itself has been more of just "that site Stuart K Reilly mentions sometimes" for most of the years I've known about it, and after I joined I had my usual up-and-down attachment to it as I always have when I jump into a new community. Now I'm just left with a sordid sad feeling of a big part of my weird side of the internet shutting down. The site's baggage from the past, the shitty people it contained, I can at least recognize that as the same growing pains every large communal site had as the internet slowly became less of a lawless wasteland. Here's hoping Neon Castle and YTPMania work out like we hope.5