Hello, earthlings. So…I seem to suffer from a moderately crippling YouTube hogging problem sometimes. I found this man – Benjamin Cook (that’s the cherry headed drag queen up there). His channel is ninebrassmonkeys and he has been creating a certain multi-part documentary series called ‘Becoming YouTube’. It is kind of a sensation on the internet and people regard it as a treasure trove of genius. My emotions towards something of this nature should generally be articulated as the “ajwgwjnsbsnajwtqielxnzvajdjflfjagagroejenaksppqnrvskjsdjdkslwvskyeialbdksdhalqlajddjdjakajavrhriwuqodpnanqwdrtbskebbsajqousbcbzmzmwiyfuwkahwjeyqqirhdnnhsgs” type. But, no. The tenth installment of Becoming YouTube just released. I watched it. I shut up. And I think it is a good time for me to write this post. ~if anybody is sleepy, please nap first because this will be long~
Firstly, you ask who is Ben Cook and what is Becoming YouTube? Cook is a British journalist, writer and interviewer. He is most renowned for authoring The Writer’s Tale, which is an in depth e-mail correspondence between him and the executive producer for the fourth Doctor Who series, which occured as Cook was researching for journalistic ventures. It is described as a humorous and revealing insight into the show’s construction. Its recognition runs deep within the fandom and amongst writers in general too. Hence, Becoming YouTube being the original idea it is, doesn’t come as a surprise. However, he isn’t a traditional youtuber by any means and joined the creator’s community only 7 months ago when the documentary was launched.