odetomyday asked: You are REALLY good at getting the vlogbrothers to reblog you.
*publishing because you’re the third to say something along those lines and with that post over 5,000 notes you probably won’t be the last, haha.*
I don’t know if I’d quite say that, but I suspect it has something to do with the fact that my name is rather singular, and they have seen it more than once.
There was a clip once of Derren Brown or someone of that nature, and he basically showed how certain stimuli can have a suggestive effect on our brains. Like he planned out this whole trip thing for a couple of advertisers- just a simple bus/taxi ride-and then they were asked to come up with a picture and phrase to go with some advert scheme. They ended up reproducing almost exactly the picture he’d drawn beforehand (to be clear, they hadn’t seen it previously). He’d basically counted on the fact that their brains would pick up on certain images along the taxi/bus ride to the studio.
In a similar fashion, I would imagine that after seeing my name so many times, it tends to draw your eye. Even in a place like the YouTube comment sections, certain names will stand out and you’ll start remembering them. (Personally GONEmypurpleflapjack and ChrisJDArcy come to mind. I know nothing about them, but their usernames have implanted themselves in my brain. Also I’ve gotten quite a few “top comments” on YT, not really sure why, but that could be anther exposure.)
To be fair though it’s only happened twice. The reblogging I mean. John’s taken my question in a Question Tuesday (because he could make a pizza joke out of it), and they attempted to answer a different question from me at the Tour de Nerdfighting stop in Albuquerque this past January (because it was a funny question. Also John signed my name in one of his books, so another exposure there). Oh and there was one time John tweeted about a radio thing and I asked about the time and he replied. Then Ze has used a couple of my replies to his questions things on twitter, and I know they watch A Show, so there’s another way they could notice it….
Right. Okay, I’m weirding myself out now. My brain is the definition of overanalysis.
but no, seriously, pretty sure I have nothing to do with it.
just a couple very, very nice coincidences methinks!
also I tag pretty much everything, and both of them admit to following their tags on tumblr soooo… could be that too :)
especially since the things they’ve reblogged from me weren’t like, particularly amazing or insightful or whatever. just little things.
that said, every time it happens I still have a bit of a…. fit, if you will.