Youtube Slash (comm)
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Youtube Slash was a private LiveJournal community centered around Youtube RPF, specifically slash ships. The comm was created by Smushfaace sometime in late 2010. It was one of the primary hubs for Youtube RPF in the early days of the fandom, along with groups on DeviantArt and Tumblr.
Initially a relatively small community of members who were primarily centered around various Nerdfighter-related youtube channels, Youtube Slash grew to over a thousand members before being purged by Livejournal at some point in 2015.
On March 9, 2011, kisforkurama hosted the #y_slash kink meme on its journal, on request from other mods of the comm. It ran from March 9, 2011 to October, 2013, and garnered over 400 comments (a respectable number for such a smaller fandom). With the deletion of the comm, it is one of the few surviving early 2010s examples of YouTube Slash (fandom).
- Cherimon: Probably the most popular ship on the comm, as evidenced by the header, Cherimon was a smushname for Charlie McDonnell and Alex Day.
- Hexaplant: Another fairly common ship that was sometimes pair the spares to Cherimon, Hexaplant was the pairing name for Tom Milsom and Ed Blann.
- Phan: Before the real rise of the Phandom in late 2012, Dan Howell and Phil Lester primarily appeared as a side-pairing in fic.
- ~Never: A crackship that became popular due to being written by lucy_and_ramona, ~Never is the name for Alex Day and Teoh Lander-Boyce.