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Oh, how many times I tried to reproduce these animation techniques on flipnote. Never managed to make anything good, though.
… and I finally understand all those character references now. Huh.
that was incredible op, thank you.
still the best touhou fan video,in my opinion, sad it didnt more than 500000 views
This video in my view marks the peak of niconicodouga's cultural pull. It was a slow decline entering into the 2010s with smartphones swallowing everything.
Or as you'd say in this day and age: the season finale of niconicodouga.
holy shit, i used to sing this every time at karaoke when i lived in japan
ok, who remembers the yt video of this with all the annotations?
Good times, man. Was there ever any way to archive the annotations on videos before youtube killed them or are all those moments lost in time like tears in rain?
Why DID youtube kill those? Even generic botnet explanations don't really cut it, you still have captions in theory.
I think they were a giant liability with little reward. The "add *unmoderated* commentary on video" feature was at high risk of creating a new ad-pocalypse scenario, annotations create something offensive, media blows it up and hurts YT stocks, and companies threaten to pull adds unless something is done. It had no reward because youtubes main demographic, zoomer kids, had no idea the feature existed and would not mind if it was gone. Moderating the annotations isn't worth the effort, high chance of a slip up and user base wont reword the extra effort.
You can't even really have captions anymore. It was another "500 hours of content are uploaded on youtube daily. We can't moderate all the subtitles", so they killed community captions. The 500 content/minute stat isn't even pulled out of my ass it's the actual amount of content.
I mean it's actually a significant issue though.
A lot of pretty good videos aren't in English, or else are in English but you don't speak English/would prefer different languages for the subtitles. I know it helped me a lot to learn the English names for historical events and people by watching youtube videos with subtitles in my language instead of English. Plus obviously it's a serious problem for deaf users, especially since Youtube just replaces swear words with [ ], making it utterly impossible to know what was there, and also since the AI still can't actually recognize words. This is even a problem for videos with shit audio quality or when there's a ton of background noise, the subtitles are a lifesaver.
FYI there's a big archive of annotations at https://archive.org/details/youtubeannotations
and invidious instances use it to restore them.
I still laugh a ton watching this one.