All I can remember from that video is the text “Is it strong enough?” or similar, a wallpaper that conatins a mixed Windows logo out of Windows 2000 and Windows 7, and some beautiful classical music (I wish I knew which, which is the reason I post it here).
There was also once a fan-made lyric video of the song Lou Bega - Mambo Number 5 on Vimeo. Unable to find. One thing I remember is at the lyric "you know they're getting sweeter", where there was the symbol of a bonbon with raising plus (+) signs. The background was a grey gradient, as far as I can remember.
There was a (fan-made, I guess) remix of the Mario Kart Double Dash Chain Chonp theme song with Christmas bells. Additional bells played the major tone scheme 8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (for anyone who understands what that means). Also lost.
Post by forlornjackalope on Jul 7, 2020 15:33:53 GMT
Finally, we got a thread like this!
It's a shame that a lot of YouTubers, especially veteran users from the early years have deleted or privated a lot of their content. I can dig around to see what I can find. It's just going to get a bit tough with some users like Brookers, since I don't know if all of her stuff has been mirrored or not before she closed her channel and then there's users like Ultimatekai, VenomFangX, and Tony48219 whose content is up in the air with how much is gone. Shawn (VFX)'s stuff I think has been either completely or mostly archived onto different channels, Tony's surviving content is fragmented and is largely lost to the ether, and Erin (Ultimatekai)'s channel is now completely empty. She's done this before in the past, but would slowly make her content public or listed again for viewing. I can try to get ahold of her on Tumblr to see if she plans on bringing anything back, but I won't hold my breath that she'll reply. Humanbeing15 / Humanbeing151's channel is completely lost, apart from one video that they either left up or was archived on another channel and stills taken for a Cracked article. As far as Brooke (Brookers) goes, she's back on YouTube but is doing wildly different content. I don't know when she closed her original channel or got terminated, let alone if she still has her old videos or would be willing to repost them.
I'm planning on archiving a lot of these as well in the near future to play it safe.
There's a YouTube documentary about Shawn from ten years ago called "A Boy Named Shawn" that was made in the midst of when he left the platform for "the last time" after his Islamophobia, false DMCA claims, fraud claims, and other controversies caught up with him. While I'm sure the archival channel has all the supplied clips, it's a good source as well for tidbits of what might be lost if it wasn't backed up.
Edit: Another user I forgot to mention was Onision. He's been doing his best to scrub his channels clean given how the Internet as a whole knows he's a predator, but thankfully the r/Onision team has been actively archiving his activity as far back as the very early 2000s before he was enlisted into the military. There's also various channels that have mirrored his videos as well, just don't give him views directly.
July 8th 2020 Update: The moderators at r/Onision got back to me with a notice from KinoTube's team to address that they're currently doing maintenance on their backend servers and will be online again soon.
Another entire lost channel: SuperSmashBall322 An aspiring Super Mario video comedian/parodist active in circa 2008, who scraped his entire channel in 2012, removing all videos and deleting his channel shortly after.