Laura Shigihara- Everything's Alright
So, one day in the midst of a bad time during my life, I was browsing YouTube in order to keep my mind off of the world crumbling around me. I fell upon a video of a person who I had heard of countless times before but never bothered to look up. As I watched his video, along with many more to follow, not only did they make me forget about my troubles...but spurred me to laugh through the tears. I found myself unable to stop looking through his channel and watched a majority of his videos that night as his charisma and kindness made me feel better.
I subscribed to him and formed this huge crush on him. I adored his commentating on games, his personality showing through how he acts, as well as his gentle voice. I would anticipate the posting of any of his videos, just to be able to see more of him. I would feel his emotions during his videos, laughing when he did and cry like an infant when he did. He lives next door to my city, but there is little chance of ever being to see him in person for me, so through a computer screen is as close as I'd get.
His videos got me through that rough patch....and still motivates me in life as he is motivated through his life by his subscribers. He is grateful of everyone who supports him, and knowing that there are people in the world who love and support others drives him to do what he loves. He thanks us so much...because we do so much for him....but he does not see the amount of appreciation we have for him because he thinks he's burdening us. But he isn't. He is a survivor, a mercenary of so many obstacles in his life, and he keeps pushing. He has helped so many through rough times...just as much or even more as we have helped him. He may not have helped the whole world....but he just about has helped my whole world. I love you Mark~
Markiplier, the one who survived.