How's everyone been doing? I hope all is good and as melony as possible!
There's a huge topic that's been floating on my Youtube channel since it all happened that I've been trying to move on from, but since it's been heavily talked about (even here!) I figured I'll go ahead and talk more about it. To those maybe unaware, a few days ago I uploaded my first gameplay of the extremely requested game Undertale. I entered the game blindly without knowledge there were "different paths" that changes the games story depending on your choices. In less than four hours later, the comment section was bombarded with aggressive and hostile comments towards me coming from the Undertale community, pretty much insulting me for playing the game "not the way they wanted". Also, every comment had spoilers while telling me what to do. At first they were harsh and I didn't bother with them, but within every hour it was becoming out of control. Finally I couldn't handle the negativity becoming extremely personal, so I disabled the comments quickly. After this, I uploaded the second (and last) gameplay I managed to record within that same hour but also talked about the incident before the gameplay begins. You can go ahead and check out the gameplay here
if you wish.
Since it happened though! I've been bombarded with so
many messages on my Twitter, Tumblr, Patreon, Youtube and even my emails from other fans of the game apologizing for what happened. Everyone (to my surprise) respected my decision in not continuing the series and defended me for what happened everywhere. (Someone even attempted to contact Toby Fox for this?! Wha!) I later realized that I wasn't the only Youtuber (Markiplier) who was scared away from the fandom because of this incident.
Now, I want to first say this: I really really appreciate this so so much, melonheads. This kind of incident has never happened to me on my Youtube channel before, and being honest with you I panicked pretty badly.
(My honeymelon boyfriend had to calm me down haha) But I've been getting lots of nice comments saying I handled everything pretty darn well. And I hope I did! Thank you guys so much.
But I also want to say (because lots also came to me about this, too) that I absolutely 100% forgive anyone who took part of the comment section that night. If anything I don't hold any anger to anybody at all; not even toward the game! But.. since the Undertale fandom is alittle known for some of their aggressive fans, I like to believe that after this incident there was a sort of "wake up call" that bullying and overwhelming Youtubers on how they decide to play Undertale is never
okay. The idea of my gameplay was suppose to play blindly - meaning mistakes were going to happen. And I really hope something does change somehow for that in the future..
But, like I said before, I'm very much willing to move pass all of this and become more positive. Maybe one day I'll take on the humongous beast that is Undertale (heck I haven't even touched the game since this happened), maybe I'll upload it only for Patreon? Who knows! Until then, more to come melony goodness. <3