galaxy_stars wrote:Since the split up, haven't heard much from these guys... I know jc & kian are doing some tour together? nice to see them still stick it out and got onto business.
The only one that really seems to have disappeared completely is Sam. Which isn't shocking, I think he was only ever in it for the money and I get the impression that they were all pretty over him in the end. Ricky also seems to be slowly fading. I'm sick of youtubers coming out for the sake of getting a surge of views (and lets not kid ourselves several did) but Ricky might want to consider coming out as something. His viewers are getting older and his looks and talent are non-existent...
The guys are obviously not as close anymore but it happens, people grow apart and even though they all had relatively the same experience, they handled it in different ways. I remember Kian answering a fan question and saying 2013 was a “horrible hell year” (something to that effect) and I feel that was when they were really starting to get popular.
I have no idea what was going on behind the scenes
but I do remember a time when they all were more innocent and starry eyed
/really into it (which is why their old videos will always be my favorite
). I feel like they prob experienced “the dark side of fame” and sort of just lost a bit of interest in it, as I can see certain things getting to them especially when they’re young and still finding themselves. ]
It can prob be quite a lot to everything you do open to criticism (which is why I will never begrudge a person their money/fame because if I ever lost my privacy I would totally lose my sh*t, so however they handle it, it would probably be better than I ever would).
I actually saw some really old vids with Kian and Sam and I feel like they used to be so much closer and had fun making them. I read in a couple of comments that apparently Sam didn’t try as hard as the other guys or there was some drama with a girl, but from the few vids I watched of him I didn’t really see anything that bad..in fact I liked them...I feel like one of those issues probably made him lazy/unmotivated and the reason he tours so much could prob just be for the money, but I could also see it being because that’s where the most devoted/most supportive fans are as well and I can understand only wanting to focus on the good part,and not on the bad part (even though it isn’t realistic in the long run...sooner or later even old vids won’t be enough to pull ppl)
Talent/attractiveness is all relative depending on the person (and I’m no esteemed critic)
When I compare most people in entertainment I feel like they’re def more attractive than the average person (esp body wise) I see but they are definitely not the most beautiful. To me I find Ricky awkward cute , and him and Connor tend to bring out a more “maternal/protective” vibe in me for some reason.
I think his lisp is adorable but my friend once said something about how a lisp wouldn’t look adorable on a “grown man” and I can see that, but I don’t know if I will honestly keep that up to date with his career to see that. All men all always have a bit of “little kid” in them no matter what, and even though he acts childish at times, I don’t consider it in a bad way.
Sometimes I do have to admit he looks like he came out of a 90’s cartoon or tv show (especially with what he dressed like, esp in the more “olden days”) but I can feel a slight spark/attraction for him as I find him endearing and adorable in his own quirky way. All the O2l guys are really sweet to their fans (from what I’ve seen) but he’s definitely the sweetest and most appreciative and I find that attractive.
I think most people think of attractiveness in looks but personality and the way a person make you feel matter just as much if not more than just physical looks...otherwise why would people find singers/comedians/etc so sexy? It’s not just about what they do, but the feeling you can get with them doing what they do. Offtopic: I remember being so hot for this one this one guy until he spoke to me (literal def of f*ckboy before I even knew that word exists) and one sentence made me go from attracted to repulsed….
I feel like most youtubers have a charismatic quality that gets people hooked and makes them feel at least amused and that requires talent
TO ME ANYWAY (I have the “talent” of turning people off by being too “tactless/blunt”- so I’m impressed on people who are intuitive since I completely lack that skill apparently).
Honestly all popular youtubers will start to fade. Anyone that even makes it up to “mainstream entertainment” will usually have a bell curve type of career
[/size] and I think the O2l reached their peak a while ago. Most of them seem to be diversifying (esp Connor) which is the smart thing to do as it’s not good to put all your eggs in one basket. The fame might not last, but the money can if they save/invest it right. No matter what they do, I’m sure there will people that support them, even because of the way they made them feel in the past so as long as they hold onto themselves and can handle it, I think fading isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We have a million new choices every second (esp on YT) so it’s just the way the wind blows.
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