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avatar Greytopher
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Level 56 : Grandmaster Pig
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WARNING: The video above contains (one) explicit word(s), so I advise you if you're under 16 not to watch it. Viewer discretion is advised ( I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO SAY THAT!).

It does strangely relate to the blog, I hope you enjoy the video and this blog.

Hello people, Greytopher here with another blog. This time, I'll be talking about fame and fortune, the good and the bad of being popular/becoming a growing star. I want to say thank you to Oliverfrenchie for giving me the idea, as we had quite the interesting Skype conversation about it!




Becoming a growing star..

No matter what website it is, or what you're doing, you always have that chance to become a 'star' at something. When I talk about being a star, what I mean to express is when someone becomes well-known, or more or less a celebrity in what they do. In this case I'm considered a 'celebrity' of the blogging section of PMC, although I don't consider it myself. Either way, when you become good at something, and you're known for it, there are a couple of ways that happen to you, that can either negatively or positively affect you in your life.


The Beginning... A Personal Experience

When you first start out posting, you don't really know what you're up against. At this time, you don't know what people want to see, what the 'popular reel' is, or what will happen when your stuff gets seen. For me, I only posted projects for quite some time. I didn't understand the aspect of blogs, nor did I care for texture packs and skins. I couldn't develop a mod, because I lacked in intelligence in that sort of thing. So, I did what I always did: build, and post. I didn't care for pictures looking good because I had a constant 27 subscribers (yeah, I remember!). But, I started to care how people felt about my stuff after they left constructive criticism, and that was around the time the Angel Blocks formed. I saw their photoshop techniques, and was intrigued in their cover photos.

From then on, I wanted to produce content that would eventually get the 'popular reel', and I didn't achieve that goal until I found myself raging in my Depression blog. That really surprised me, considering I never thought myself as even a remotely good writer. When I posted it, I blew up about 80 more subs, already reaching 100. From then on, I continued writing blogs for people that I like and appreciate.


Being a Known Member... The Stages of Fame

No matter what you do, make blogs, moderate the site, make youtube videos, you will somehow change once you reach popularity. For me, I don't see myself changing personality wise, but more or less improving on what I put out for you guys. I've met awesome people while I've been here, but those people make bad decisions once they make it to the popular reel, and keep doing so. Here are the different personalities of someone who's gotten famous.

1. Being extremely cocky.

There is no doubt in my mind that when people become famous, they become cocky. Cocky in ways that are along the lines of ignoring your friends, and only talking to people either more famous then you, or around the same level. These people continue to produce more content hiding with a mask on: nice and funny on the outside, but a real d-bag on the inside.

2. Mass producing content.

Although I don't see this happen on Youtube (usually), I do see this happen on PMC. When players FINALLY reach the popular reel for that one good submission (or bad), they want to get it again. They've tasted fame, and want to have more and more, but can't seem to get it again. Why? Because what they post is utterly crap. They post a lot of just low-quality things, in hopes of just getting the popular reel. Not for the sake of your subscribers, not for the sake of making the website a better place, but more for their own selfish gain.

3. Becoming awkward?

Now, this may be a weird one, but this sometimes does happen. Players who 'make it' actually can become more self conscious in what they produce. I for one, am like this, but what I describe is more... severe. These people tend to have great content and ideas (not purposely trying to flatter myself!), but then again get too scared to upload things because of the criticism of what they get. It's like if you build a house, and ask a moderator to rate it. They say 'improve', and you get scared on what to do. You get too nervous to ask again, and can't ask again because you're too scared of what they might say.

4. Not changing at all!

Although it can happen, I think of it to be extremely rare. Some people, just don't change whether their popular or not. This can be a VERY good thing depending on the person, but overall I would love to see this happen more. I don't have much to write about because, well, it's staying the same!


Bad Things Happen When You're Known...

Whether you're a Moderator of the website or extremely popular because of that one submission you posted, things are bound to happen when you're popular. I recommend everyone to read this part, as sometimes your 'dream' of becoming famous shouldn't turn out like this.

I've consulted with a couple of... 'known' people on the website, and I think it's safe to say you can get... fanboys. Fanboys are mostly your subscribers, but they're the group that make art for you, skins, ect. But, more often than anything else, fanboys can become... crazed. Like my previous blog (about harassment), I had one who trolled me, and wanted to marry me. I've also gotten threat PMs, hate comments, and I can assure you those aren't fun to read. That's the backhand of becoming famous. It can go to your head, become cocky, have crazy subscribers, and most of all, lose the friends you've always loved.

I've had a personal experience with that last one... I lost a friend because he had a major crush on a Youtuber. He had a server that I moderate on, and eventually he got in a Skype call with him. Soon after, he wouldn't talk to me because I was 'under' him, and proceeded to only talk to the famous ones.

Please, don't be that guy. Nobody likes someone who's cocky like that.



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108 replies

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09/30/2012 9:11 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Geek
Cazboy10
I don't know about ROBLOX but I started to get famous on there and soon I started geting hate mail and love mail. It soon got a little irritating, and when I was a little famous I kept getting on there for 24 hours everyday nonstop, just incase I missed a important message, so i desided to leave ROBLOX.
1
09/29/2012 11:24 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Dragonborn
ThePreciousDino
I really want to make a somewhat immature pun. If you (grey or mods) don't like it, just tell me and I'll delete it.
Okay here is the pun:
Grey, you must like big butts, because you cannot lie.
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09/30/2012 9:12 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Pig
Greytopher
xD I love it!
1
10/01/2012 7:31 am
Level 33 : Artisan Dragonborn
ThePreciousDino
:D
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09/20/2012 9:16 pm
Level 48 : Master Lad
Apple_Sauce
I've gotten on the reel once, and now I want to get on again. Lol
1
09/19/2012 7:08 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Dragonborn
MintyMon
Greytopher is just going beast mode with all these blogs, congrats man!
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09/19/2012 4:27 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Lad
3D
Not to be nasty to my subs but ive been randomly getting on the reel and I keep getting pm's saying how do you get on the reel? Tell me, its gets quite annoying but the way I get on is just by creating something original and good quality...
1
09/18/2012 8:08 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Blockhead
VashM16
Beautiful. I hope that if my TP or any of my skins get on the popular reel (which probably won't happen), I don't Do any of that bad stuff, and now because I read this, I'll probably be more self conscious of it if it does happen. Thanks!
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09/18/2012 8:19 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Pig
Greytopher
Haha, glad you like it, Vash.
1
09/18/2012 6:33 pm
Level 11 : Journeyman Dragon
Aeroman246
dude, wolfay is right, ur blogs are quite epic. You could very well have a future in writing for a magazine or something...
1
09/18/2012 6:35 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Pig
Greytopher
Haha thank you, although that isn't my dream (I want to be a web designer), I want to minor in english, and possibly have that as a fall back, incase things don't work out. :3
1
09/19/2012 6:25 pm
Level 11 : Journeyman Dragon
Aeroman246
well, good luck with that...
1
09/18/2012 5:49 pm
Level 21 : Expert Nerd
Wolfay
It's just soooo..... TRUE! I think your blogs are amazing GreyTopher! Make more! :D
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09/18/2012 5:51 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Pig
Greytopher
Thanks Wolfay. :D
1
09/18/2012 5:43 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Artist
WaffleDude33
*Is reading* Do not view this clip above if your under 16, pfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff, hah, *views it anyways* Lol, south park is worse bro. And by the way, great blog like always :D
1
09/18/2012 5:44 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Pig
Greytopher
I only do it since it might be innapropiate to some viewers, so yeah. Thank ya, waffle. :3
1
09/18/2012 5:49 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Artist
WaffleDude33
I didn't even reach the cussing anyways, the video bored me so I read the blog -.- lol
1
09/18/2012 8:09 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Blockhead
VashM16
How? It's the D!
1
09/18/2012 5:17 pm
Level 46 : Master Bunny
akashi
Ahh, I had a very crazy fan girl once, *dem memories* ;3
it's okay if I have normal fan girls/boys, but sometimes it can go a little bit over the top x3

and about hate comments, I've only gotten 1 of them, Grey, I'm sure you got tons, but yeah, they are not fun at all, even if I only gotten 1 hate comment, it cause so much trouble, a mod had to come and help.

But yeah, great blog like always, never got around to commenting yet x3
1
09/18/2012 5:43 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Pig
Greytopher
Haha thanks wonder. Of course, people are... jealous of what we can produce for the community, so they spill their hatred on towards us. :3
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09/18/2012 5:47 pm
Level 46 : Master Bunny
akashi
Yeah :3

and when they get very jealous, they can begin to steal blogs/skins/mods/texture packs.
or for skins, they could part pick :3

jealousy is another thing on PMC that can make people hate and even steal stuff :3

and no problem Grey ^-^
1
09/18/2012 2:59 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Creeper Hugger
Rock_TM
Grey, I was wondering... you should become a PMC mentor, like those people from school that help out other people. Would be a great staff feature if Cyprezz adds it!
1
09/18/2012 2:08 pm
Level 27 : Expert Mage
Kracker5000
PMC "Fame" is not much too get hyped about.
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09/18/2012 9:14 am
Level 52 : Grandmaster Pirate
Reni
Oh and btw, your blogs are awesome :3
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09/18/2012 9:13 am
Level 52 : Grandmaster Pirate
Reni
Just me or is there a huge colorful d*ck at their album?
1
09/18/2012 2:14 am
Level 39 : Artisan Blob
Prettzel
Wow! I love your blogs............
1
09/18/2012 9:15 am
Level 56 : Grandmaster Pig
Greytopher
Haha, thank you.
1
09/19/2012 1:31 am
Level 39 : Artisan Blob
Prettzel
Hehe, you're welcome.........
1
09/18/2012 12:32 am
Level 81 : Elite Jarl
MrFruitTree
You have a lot of skill when it comes to writing! A lot of blogs can get extremely repetitive, whether that be through concepts or word choice. What I like about your blogs is that you always keep things fresh, while still mixing it up and being informative (I hope that made some sense XD).

Keep up the good work! :D
1
09/18/2012 9:15 am
Level 56 : Grandmaster Pig
Greytopher
It totally makes sense, thanks for the compliment! :)
1
09/17/2012 8:34 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Pirate
CaptKnuckles-FACT
Awesome video choice, and a good blog +1
1
09/17/2012 8:41 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Pig
Greytopher
Thank you.
1
09/17/2012 6:40 pm
Level 28 : Expert Pixel Puncher
Haasman29
I've never wanted to be REALLY 'known' but right now I feel neglected.

But after all; I'm only level five. :p
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09/17/2012 6:48 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Pig
Greytopher
;p Everyone will have a shot to be known, be sure not to abuse it.
1
09/17/2012 6:10 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Explorer
SlenderBro
I've seen people who are utterly rude to low levels.
Fame never will change you Mr.Piggysuit!
1
09/17/2012 6:12 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Pig
Greytopher
I hope it doesn't!
1
09/17/2012 6:09 pm
Level 80 : Elite Architect
Nefashus
Actually I don't want to be fame!
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09/17/2012 6:12 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Pig
Greytopher
Hah, well look at you Mr. level 74! Obviously more famous than me, with your most popular blog with 200,000 views. :P
1
09/18/2012 5:57 am
Level 80 : Elite Architect
Nefashus
Oh, 300 000 views XD
However yea nice blog :)
1
09/17/2012 3:42 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Creeper Hugger
Rock_TM
Who giving you hate, ill sort 'em out!

Love your blogs, they are very well structured, are very detailed and what gives them that little extra is saying some personal experiences to top it off. Always good to see you pop up on my PMC feed.
Forever with us you are Grey!
NARWHALS UNITE!

~Rock_Star
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09/17/2012 5:42 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Pig
Greytopher
Thanks Rockstar!
1
09/17/2012 12:52 pm
Level 13 : Journeyman Network
Knarfer
I can think of a perfect example of a beloved person who this happened to... Antiqua. Antiqua was a widely known member, and she was in the moderator skype chat. Because of this, she felt like she was above all other members. She ended up getting mod. She continuously tried to put herself above all other staff, even though she was a site moderator by that point. She became mad with power, and eventually kicked out of moderation and of PMC.
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09/17/2012 5:41 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Pig
Greytopher
I totally agree. I knew Anti before Angel Blocks, before PMC. I met her on a server (Mithirintia) back in 1.7... she had that same attitude, but it was sad to see that happen to her. Let's hope that doesn't happen again anytime soon.
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09/17/2012 6:09 pm
Level 80 : Elite Architect
Nefashus
It wont lol..
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09/17/2012 6:11 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Pig
Greytopher
*crosses fingers*
1
09/17/2012 10:52 am
Level 33 : Artisan Blacksmith
danger12001
another great blog :) your da greatest!
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09/17/2012 5:40 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Pig
Greytopher
Aw, shucks. :)
1
09/17/2012 10:50 am
Level 70 : Legendary Scribe
OliverFrenchie
<3 and great blog too!!
1
09/17/2012 5:40 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Pig
Greytopher
Thanks Oliver!
1
09/17/2012 10:01 am
Level 14 : Journeyman Artist
Highbuddy
i hate it, you're just fucking with people.

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