Discussion in 'CWC Discussion' started by ToroidalBoat, May 8, 2022.
About 2008 or 2009, on ED.
As a little kid I thought Mary Poppins was kind of boring, while I thought 2001: A Space Odyssey was the more interesting '60s movie.
(no I wasn't a kid in the '60s)
Same here, I think.
It's so funny to me how Chris's self-identity is determined from the most obscure and random media you could imagine. Like that American Rabbit movie that nobody else ever heard of is like one-quarter of his personality, not to mention his preference of the shitty animated Ghostbusters over the live-action movie.
Which I didn't even know existed until I heard about "Chris Chan".
Encyclopaedia Dramatica in 2008ish.
I notice this with kids who grew up in the 80s and 90s. There was a lot of crap that was sold on VHS for parents who didn't want to shell out the $49.99 for a Disney animated classic. So they would instead buy a used "Popples" tape and 35 years later that cartoon still defines who they are.
Makes me fear wonder what the future holds for kids growing up on YouTube.
Yeah, at Family Video, a competitor to Blockbuster that actually outlasted it, there was a free kids section and my brother and I practically grew up on that free kids section. We would get a ton of kids movies for free and binge on them before we returned them. It was full of a bunch of crappy kids shows that weren't good enough to be paid for like, like you said, the Disney movies.
20 years from now: ‘Cocomelon is REAL ART!’
I know I’ve said before ‘there will never be a new Chris-chan’. I forgot to account for the existence of iPad kids.
I bet you anything those iPad kids have parents whose parents back then put them in front of the TV/video games as kids and used it as a babysitter so they probably think that is normal.
Just like Barb and Chris, manchildren beget manchildren. That’s just the way it is.
I first heard about Chris from a couple of friends back in 2008, but I only joined the Farms when his house burned down and Null was planning that fundraiser.
For me, it was the lengthy review/rant about Sonichu on the Bad Webcomics Wiki. Reading that piece, I swear that I could feel my brain starting to bleed. It was the classic car-crash response - I couldn't look away. It didn't help make it easier to ignore that even the said review/rant itself seemed to have been infected with a certain dash of CWC-type craziness that made it clear that the comic and its creator were no run-of-the-mill no-talents, but a very special breed of no-talents...
As someone who's terminally online, I've known about Chris for years, but I think it was about 2018 when I really started getting into his story by obsessively reading the CWCki. I've been awestruck by the catastrophe ever since.
I mentioned before finding out about CWC via a Youtube commentor and a deeper dive a few years later after watching Linkara but I was in the same boat. Just can't look away, it's all a wreck that left you curious.
this was a current video when I first heard of CWC, late November 2010
I first discovered Chris from a cringy video from some Youtube channel called Dragon Superman or something like that. In the video he talked about Sonic OCs and brought up Sonichu as an example of a bad OC, I thought the guy either made him up or he was created by a troll.
2 or 3 years later I saw a joke top 10 video about Sonichu characters that mentioned Chris and I looked him up on Youtube and saw the sachumo doc. I was never more surprised in my life when I discovered his antics and eventually found the Cwcki.
Around 2011 right at the beginning of the Tom Girl Saga and at the tail end of the Golden Era of Chris.
I was innocently exploring Encyclopedia Dramatica when I saw a photo of an exceptional individual surrounded by toys in a dirty room.
I made the mistake of clicking on the article and discovered the vast wealth of information including sub-forums and fake girls friends and sex scandals. Then it was all downhill from there.
That pic of Chris in his room surrounded by toys is probably the most famous pic of him
Also one of the most telling
First photo of Chris I've ever seen.
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