YouTube is a Strange Place.

July 28th, 2006 by Alex

So, between repeated crashes of my browser, I braved the wilds of YouTube to bring you yet another in the ongoing saga of viral videos to occupy your Fridays. And this time I’ve really gone above and beyond, if I do say so myself — I’ve got not one but five videos for you today.

First up is a video I found from YouTube user Lonelygirl15. When searching YouTube for this kind of thing, I tend to find one video I think is mildly amusing and use that to go searching for other, similar videos that merit being posted here . So I decided to see whether Lonelygirl15 and her partner had anything else up on the site.

And boy, do they ever. They’ve got a whole saga, in fact, some of it far more personal. They’ve got parent issues, hormonal issues, issue issues — and they share them with the world, in some cases vlogging back and forth at each other. First up is the original video I watched; after the jump, watch the whole messy situation unfold. I don’t know why, but I find this whole thing totally fascinating — sort of like rubbernecking. As much as you want to, you just… can’t… look… away.

Lonelygirl15 is homeschooled; apparently her parents have certain views on how her life should be lived, and that causes some tensions.

Her partner, Daniel, responds.

Anyone else notice a certain infatuated look in Daniel’s eyes? A subtle editing of their videos together to focus on Lonelygirl15’s eyes and, um, cleavage? Yeah…

Oh, no, you didn’t.

These two have inspired a whole wave of YouTubers to respond — some offering advice, some telling Daniel Lonelygirl15 is so totally into him, some just making fun of them.

For the record — they made up. It’s cool now. You can stop worrying.

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