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Fan Interactions

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00:00   |   Jun 15, 2018

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  • Hey guys!
  • Just want to let you know that I'll be in the LA area
  • For the next three weeks for VidCon and Anime Expo.
  • And also to check out audible.com/domics for a 30 day trial and a free audio book
  • Conventions are a great way for me to meet you guys in the real world
  • But I do tend to meet a good chunk of you on other normal days when I decide to leave my home
  • It was a bit of a challenge to write this without an underlying tone of humble bragging
  • But I just wanted to share some of my experiences with meeting some of you
  • And one thing I really appreciate about meeting you guys is that most of you are well-mannered and polite
  • Meeting fans unexpectedly is often an interesting event for me whether I'm grocery shopping eating at a restaurant or taking a piss
  • I meet you guys in all sorts of places and situations
  • I know I don't usually show my face on this channel
  • But I do have an instagram which is where most people often go to make sure I'm actually real
  • Getting recognized in public outside of events was such a surprise for me
  • But over time I developed a sort of 'fan radar' where I could sense when someone notices me
  • A lot of the time they know exactly who I was but be very hesitant to approach me because they didn't want to bother me while I ate ice cream or something
  • Like guys, come on, I'm gonna say right now if you see me
  • And I don't look like I'm rushing somewhere or helping a woman give birth
  • Just come and say hello if you can take time from your day to watch my videos
  • I can take a minute to talk to you and take a picture if you'd like
  • other times I walk by a group of people and one of them would do a double-take at me and then start whispering to their
  • friends, and all I'd hear are murmurs of
  • "Is that Domics?"
  • "Who the hell is Domics?"
  • "Yeah, th-that's definitely Domics"
  • "No way"
  • "What's he doing here?"
  • omegalul
  • "Oh my god"
  • "I don't get it who is he?"
  • That was something I never knew how to answer
  • "Wow Domics, what are you doing here? I didn't expect to see you at our blahblahblah some establishment"
  • "Well, I mean, uh same to you stranger. I didn't expect to see you either as for my reason being here
  • Probably the same as you and taking advantage of this up to 80% off summer sale"
  • Guys, there isn't a special youtuber store we go to for our daily needs
  • I shop at the mall and supermarket just like you
  • This one night, I was working pretty late at the office and got hungry
  • So I decided to head out and indulge my craving for some Chicken McNugget. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm yum
  • I went to the drive-through, ordered my goodies, drove up to the first window, paid for my food,
  • Went up to the second window to pick up my food and the dude lost his sh** and almost fumbled my bag when he saw me
  • "A-are you Domics?"
  • choose wisely you liitle butt
  • I answered truthfully and then he asked me if you could take a photo
  • I always feel a little guilty allowing this kind of situation because I didn't want him getting in trouble by their boss or manager
  • Assuming they weren't the boss or mana-. You know what maybe he was a manager
  • I don't know and on top of that there were a few cars behind me
  • So I didn't want to hold up the line
  • He kept fumbling his phone because he was nervous and it kept freezing and we couldn't figure out the right angle for a photo
  • So I was getting a little anxious but because I already agreed on taking a picture with him
  • I had to full commit to it. It'd be kind of lame if I just changed my mind like "hey, you know what, bro?"
  • "I'm good. See ya. Thanks for the food." The woman behind me honked and yelled
  • "Are you f***ing kidding me?"
  • And I'm like dude, I think she's upset and he rebuttals with "Nah, nah, it's cool, man. Don't worry about it"
  • "Okay, if you say so" I mean, he's the one who has to deal with her after but okay
  • A few weeks later, I met him again at my gaming cafe and it turns out he still has his job.
  • Aye, thanks for the food
  • I'm pretty comfortable meeting fans in public now
  • but there are times where I prefer to be a little more covert because I simply don't want to cause a scene
  • And scenes have definitely been caused because some fans have been overly excited a while ago
  • I took Claire to a walk-in clinic because she wasn't feeling well as we were waiting a fan walked out of one of the rooms and recognized me
  • He asked if we could take a photo and I said "yes, of course"
  • But then he realized he didn't have his phone with him. So he got a little bummed out. I felt bummed for him
  • So we were just awkwardly bummed out together for a good minute or so
  • Soon enough, his mom comes out from seeing the doctor and the fan jumps up and bolted towards her
  • "Mom, mom I need your phone"
  • His mom obviously didn't understand the urgency
  • He told her he wanted to take a picture with me and she asked
  • "Oh, are you friends?"
  • And I answered honestly
  • Uh, no, actually we, uh, just met and she said
  • "Oh, you sure do make friends pretty easily"
  • I chuckled, but I think he wanted his mom to understand the weight of the situation.
  • So he yelled. "He's famous!"
  • I couldn't tell if she believed him, because when you think of a 'famous' person you think of actors or singers?
  • And I definitely don't have that celebrity look
  • I usually look like I just woke up from a long night of watching anime and playing video games
  • I never know what to say when people ask about my D class celebrity status like oh, are you famous or something?
  • Well, by definition I guess so, but I don't want my statistics to determine how you treat me
  • So I'll often say a partial truth, like
  • "Yeah, I-I Guess a few people are aware of me"
  • While I say that most of you have been polite to me there have been a few interactions that left me with a sour
  • impression even though it may have been partially my fault for humoring them and not
  • explicitly saying how I really felt I guess that's what it's like to be a type 9. I'm a people pleaser
  • I've been trying to get better about this and I just want to let you know that you should always try and be honest to
  • yourself and others about how you truly feel even if it may not lead to a desirable outcome
  • I was at a convention one year and Claire and I were at the video game lounge area in the distance Claire spotted some people
  • playing Just Dance so we decided to check it out and see if we could play as
  • We were waiting for our turn, a fan who was sitting on the side recognized me and came up to say hello
  • He expressed his admiration for my work, seemed like a normal conversation with a fan
  • But then he immediately segwayed to "Could you give me a shout-out in your next video?"
  • Uh, Well, I didn't normally do that
  • I know other youtubers give shout outs at the end of their videos and while I occasionally do that for people I've collaborated with
  • It's not a regular thing
  • I do just for anyone I expressed to him but he insisted on the shoutout despite his lack of a proper introduction
  • So I asked him if he had a YouTube channel, and he said no.
  • "Oh, then-then what do you have?" "I have a snapchat"
  • I grew reluctant to continue the conversation
  • But because we really wanted to play Just Dance
  • I couldn't just make an excuse to leave or we lose our spot in line for me
  • It's really difficult to tell someone to simply stop talking to me and ask them to leave my presence as if I was some
  • Egotistic king when they haven't really done anything wrong.
  • "Ah, well, what kind of stuff do you do on there?"
  • Who knows I may have been presumptuous and maybe he actually has like- "I post memes and stuff"
  • "Hmm, okay." Well, I let him know that I'll consider it with a heavily reluctant tone in hopes that he'd take the hint
  • "All right, cool" and he walked away Claire and I continued waiting for our turn only to have the guy come back two minutes
  • Later and ask, "So how soon do you think you can do the shoutout?" Woah, buddy
  • I probably messed up by unintentionally getting his hopes up. I should have been more clear. "Um
  • I'm not sure the current video I'm working on is kind of already done. So maybe the next one no promises, though"
  • Hindsight 20/20. I know I shouldn't have said that I dug a deeper hole for myself. "All right, cool"
  • He walked away again, but not a minute past and he returned once more
  • "Hey Dom, just making sure you won't forget to do the shoutout"
  • "Okay, we're leaving we can just play at home" if there's one thing I learned growing on YouTube
  • It's that you got to stay humble
  • It's guaranteed that aspects of your life will change
  • When you grow a larger following but you have to stay level-headed and not let your ego take over as far as I've come
  • I still want to be able to have a normal conversation
  • With you guys and I appreciate that a lot of you treat me with that respect
  • I look forward to meeting some of you at VidCon and Anime Expo this year
  • speaking of shoutouts
  • I want to give one to audible for sponsoring this video head over to audible.com slash
  • Domics link below or text the code Domics to 500 500 for a 30 day trial in a free audiobook
  • I'm excited to say that I'll be doing something new and special during VidCon this year
  • I'll be sitting down for an old-fashioned book discussion with Ben and John from the super Carlin Bros and Phil DeFranco
  • along with members of its vlog team to discuss the new book by Lauren Groff
  • Florida available on audible heard really great stuff about it, and I'm excited to dive into it this weekend
  • The book is only about 8 hours long
  • So I'll definitely be able to get through it on my way to VidCon using my code
  • You can pick out any one book you'd like on audible which you get to keep forever. By the way
  • but if you do decide to check out, Florida
  • I welcome you to share your thoughts in the comments and I'll try to include some of your input in the conversation with the gang
  • Look forward to the book club discussion, which will be posted on the defranco vlog channel soon after VidCon
  • enjoy
  • (Why are you still here this video is over)
  • (JUSTGO)
  • (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻

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