The pattern seems to be creating a 5-10 second video with a still image (usually of Justin Bieber or the Jonas Brothers or whomever), then adding a short novella (the kind of stuff goths used to post to LiveJournal) to the description section ... My question: Is this a "thing" with the tween crowd nowadays? Should there be an entry about this under knowyourmeme.com? Is there some kind of precedent for this type of behavior?
Sorry, I'm just curious what the origins of this type of "video fan fiction" is, but I've encountered it enough times to rule out it being an isolated in-joke amongst a small number of YouTube users ...
"[B]eing a part of the New York Yankees is akin to having gay sex with Eric Bischoff." - Brandon Stroud "You more or less got the Rey Mysterio sympathy title run, Kelly Kelly, only your dead Eddie Guerrero is living in Kharma's stomach." - Brandon Stroud
I think it's an "easy" way to anonymously/cheaply post fan fiction and get attention/subscribers. Because starting a blog and/or getting a fanfiction.net account isn't easy enough, or easy enough for the intended audience to find.
Maybe. I'm just guessing. I couldn't tell ya, because I'm not a kid. I'm a MAN, and I administer a MANLY WEB SERVER.
The recent bit of fanhouse.com being gutted and basically sold as a new brand for Sporting News points to choice A, but the Business Insider article from earlier last week (and linked inside your link)