re: a take about parasocial relationships and media figures
it really gets under my skin how much youtubers talk about parasocial relationships as if they're some kind of plague or personal failing on the part of their audience. how dare you connect meaningfully with the content i make!
every media figure with any amount of fame has intentionally cultivated parasocial relationships. even the ones who disparage the concept before flashing a patreon link at their endcard. the only reason there is a community/industry of independent youtubers, podcasters, instagrammers, etc is because those people learned how to create stronger parasocial relationships using the internet.
not all the bad or creepy behavior directed at you is the result of people forming parasocial relationships with your content. you can, in fact, take responsibility for your audience in order to minimize unhealthy interactions.
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Oh my God, Becky.
Look at this pull request.
I mean, this commit, it's just so small.
I can't believe it's just so concise,
like it's well thought out.
It's just so... good.
I like small DIFFS, and I cannot lie.
You other hackers can deny,
But when a patch comes in with an itty-bitty count,
and that bug fix in your face
You hit MERGE.
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