|Name(s):||YouTube RPF, YT RPF, Video Blogging RPF, Vlogger RPF|
|See also:||Rooster Teeth, Phandom|
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YouTube RPF is the umbrella term for the RPF fandom centered around YouTube creators. It is made up of a number of smaller, more or less autonomous fandoms centered around specific creators or groups of creators.
YouTube itself was created in 2005; presumably, fans of people creating content for YouTube appeared soon after on various platforms.
As of Sept 30, 2014, the 10 most popular ships in 'Video Blogging RPF' according to the AO3 sidebars were dominated by two categories of ships:
Other common YouTube RPF ships:
- Ian Hecox/Anthony Padilla in Smosh fandom
- Sips/Sjin in The Yogscast fandom
- Chris Kendall/PJ Liguori in The Fantastic Foursome fandom
- Aleksandr Vitalyevich Marchant/James Richard Wilson in The Creatures fandom
- Cherimon: Charlie McDonnell/Alex Day
- Tyler Oakley/Troye Sivan
Responses to Abuse in the YouTube Community
(Shippers' responses to Alex Day, Tom Milsom etc.)
The Fourth wall
See for example:
- I Will Go Down With This Ship video by Dan Howell (posted June 21, 2012).
- Why Do We Ship Real People? video by Liam Dryden (posted March 26, 2013).
- AO3 Video Blogging RPF tag
- Youtube RPF podfics at the Audiofic Archive
- YouTube RPF Tumblr tag
- Web Shows fanfics at FF.net
- youtube-slash LJ community
- #Y_slash kink meme at kisforkurama's LJ