I'll say prior to this, Cranky, that while you, and I are friends, I still must speak my mind.
(05-09-2012 07:31 PM)Cranky Old Man Wrote: Whether or not he is an atypical psychopath who does feel affection for people he loves, I do not know, but I do know that psychopaths can fake love and affection for as long as it suits them, and that some relationships can be mutually exploitative. (She might be fine with him being a psychopath, and might even be one herself. Groupies are known to love the fame itself.)
This sentence...I just...I'm quite frankly rather disgusted. From what I've seen of PewDiePie, he can be a perfectly normal fun person when he's off the job, and I can tell from hints here, and there that he loves his girlfriend in a genuine type of way.
Now, I'll say my two cents about Pewdie. I haven't been in any of these discussions before, so forgive me if I cover old ground.
I don't think that Pewdie is a psychopath at all. He's just having fun in a game. Like say in TF2, you wouldn't be repulsed when you kill there, you'd just go "Whoo!" awesome! Why should killing NPCs be any different, and for that matter irrelevant enemies that don't offer any lasting impact on the story of the game.
Another thing that I think drove Pewdie to this (His humor), before it became his signature style of course, was acting as suppression for his true terrified feelings. I can tell you this from personal experience:
One I was in a real life horror game made by some of the older students in school. You would have to walk past a level filled with the students dressed up as ghosts to the other side. It was horrifying to a level of extreme for me. So, what did I do? I discovered that joking, and yelling Hello! at the ghosts whenever they appeared helped with my fear. I still respected the characters, and the game, but joking made it easier for me to get through without suffering a breakdown. In the end, the game was still just as fun, and worthwhile than if I had held my breath the whole way through.
That's why I think Pewdie's humor is okay. It's his own way of getting himself to play through the horror without losing his sanity. Occasionally, he will still freak out genuinely, though not always (I think he fakes his screams sometimes), which means he is still very much disturbed by quite a few things he comes across, when he can no longer suppress it with humor successfully.
Also, if you need to know about Pewdie's non-video game life, watch "Fridays with PewDiePie. It shows quite a interesting look into his life here, and there.
Still, with all the above being said, I'm still not too happy with people making low quality PewDiePie maps. If it was your intention, however, and you can find "working" places to put "Pewdie" in, I'm not against that as long as it's high quality. What I have a problem with is when people rush maps out just for the sake of liking Pewdie, and force in every meme in everyplace they can find even while they don't make sense at all.