Hey, I'm Goofball. I make YTMNDs for shrubberies. Got any? Thought not. The following account of my time on YTMND is typed with no ego, and exists soley because users have asked about my time on YTMND. If anything does sound obnoxious or arrogant, please tell me. It might only seem that way because I've been here quite a while and have a lot to say. Those not interested are not being forced to read. Alrighty? Here we go!
Discovery - 2004
I first discovered YTMND in December 2004 when told about the famous YTMND Hillary Duff Is A NAZI!, which now resides in the YTMND Hall Of Fame. However, I was not able to view the site as this was during the period where YTMND was taken down by Max as he had no way to host the site at the time. As a result, I was linked the the original YTMND. It wasn't until May 2005 that I would run into the unique website once more. This time it was popular user ShadowSora's NOOOller Coaster, another YTMND which has earned its place in the Hall Of Fame. It was at this point that I was introduced to the YTMND we know and love today - a place where anyone could make hilarious and insightful sites.
Original YTMND Career - 2005
I became a YTMNDer in June 2005, and began to understand YTMND's history and how it worked. It was on October 7th 2005 that I made my first ever YTMND - Oogie Boogie Comments On MGS4. The site was faithful to the small fad it was based on, with an appropriate image, the text "YOU'RE JOKING" and a sound loop of Oogie Boogie from his song in The Nightmare Before Christmas singing "You're jokin', you're jokin'! I can't believe my eyes! You're jokin' me, you gotta be, this can't be the right guy!". I continued to create YTMNDs and even got my first #1 YTMND with Jaws: The Animated GIF!. My most successful YTMND during this 2005 career was Books Your Kids Shouldn't Read, featuring a GIF I had created of various children's books humorously edited by Something Awful users (I took no credit for making the images, just the GIF), accompanied by Kraftwerk's Popcorn. The YTMND was created in the style of Year of the Owl by Broncostar, which was a collection of amusing edits of the famous O RLY owl. Books Your Kids Shouldn't Read reached the top spot with a score of 4.90, and during its existence, it had gained nearly 200,000 views. However, the majority of my sites were fairly poor. I mean they just sucked hard.
Uh Oh, Spaghettios - 2005
By late November 2005, I felt I was being plagued by downvoters, believing I was being targeted by them. I created a couple of accounts to protect the YTMNDs I created from this point. Unfortunately, instead of using one or two accounts to help defend myself against downvoters, I started making more accounts, cheating my way into the new Up And Coming section on YTMND I didn't notice I was upvoting myself straight into this spot at first. I would've stopped otherwise, realising I really was being a cheat. I was eventually caught out by the moderator IggyKoopa (one of my favourite users) and deleted by Max in late December 2005. Guess I should've realised I was being downvoted because most of my sites consisted of unoriginal images and audio, but hey, at least I tried to make some original jokes with them!
The Comeback - 2006
I returned in February 14th 2006 and made a YTMND apologising for my cheating. I kind of felt bad since I was, in a way, making my favourite site worse. I promised never to cheat again and that I would always vote fairly. My apology YTMND seemed to be well-received by users and I was welcomed back. Yay! I was the first ever user to make an apology YTMND. I soon began to create YTMNDs once more. However, they would all be original creations rather than animations and images I found on other websites.
Current YTMND Career - 2006
By May 2006, I began to use more advanced programs such as Photoshop to make higher quality YTMNDs. My first attempt at Photoshop resulted in the creation of Hell March Of The Penguins, where the penguins of March Of The Penguins were edited to wield AK-47's. As well as this, the Soviet Battle Lab and Kirov Airships from Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 are visible. Hell March from the original Red Alert plays in the background. Making GIFs and messing around with Photoshop has become somewhat of a hobby, and I try to improve my editing skills with each new site. I recently designed a YTMND entitled Looking For YTMND? for a contest to make a YTMND explaining that people who visit these sites have misspelled "YTMND". The winning site would be placed in the Hall Of Fame and used for the purpose of redirecting people to YTMND.com. I had hoped to win the Hall Of Fame entry to "leave my mark" on YTMND, but lost the contest to superior entries from users nutnics and typogra. HOF DENIED. Up to this point, the quality of my sites have greatly improved (in comparison to my old crap anyway), with some of them making the Top Rated and Top Viewed at times, but I'm no MasterSitsu/Smoothmedia/Money-Hat/Nutnics/Fourest/State-of-mind/Insert Username Here. So far in my current career on the site, I do not have any fad-related sites to my name.
Current YTMND Career Continued - 2007
So far, it's been a fairly uneventful year on YTMND where I'm concerned. I'll update this section later as events unfold.
Users With Wikis
Users Without Wikis
These are from the top of my head. Give me a shout if I left you out. They're not in order either.
- In , I appear as a character wielding a handgun pointed at Devvo the Chav, of Fat-Pie.com fame.
- A Chav's trademark Burberry cap - which may very well be Devvo's - can be seen in , as a small nod.
- I'm paired with Yuffie in .
- I got a small role in , in which YTMND users "sing" a line from the song of the same title each.
- I appear in MasterSitsu's , basically as a stereotype for those who don't know I'm British through my username.
- I get a shout-out in . Why? No idea.
- A Medieval contribution I made to featured in an earlier version of the site, but has since been removed.
- A TPIL spinoff of a YTMND I made. I don't get it.
- My YTMNDs have inspired some of State-of-mind's work, including and .
- I made this originally for HeatherChandler, deleted it, then restored it for Heather to claim for herself.
- I benefit from money-hat's generosity in his .
- I provided the source material for the edits on
- Various spin-offs and rip-offs of my infamous Books Your Kids Shouldn't Read YTMND from 2005 can be found on the site.
- My appearance in can also be seen briefly in .
- Chav-Slayer rocks at whining to MasterSitsu when fourest makes a minor edit
- Another Robut donation to HeatherChandler from me in
- MurdarMachene also fails at originality in
- One of my old sites before the big deletion has been restored here in