We ended off yesterday’s post about the Markiplier and Game Grumps comparison with a few open ends and some floating hypotheses.
We made comparisons between Markiplier’s channel and the Game Grump’s channel as wholes though the structures are fairly different from one another. Markiplier’s episodes are a mixed bag of solo-plays, compilations, cooperative multiplayer playthroughs and competitive multiplayer playthroughs. The Game Grumps videos have a different case depending on which brand you’re viewing (Game Grumps, Steam Train, etc…) and also are mixed between single player, co-op multiplayer and competitive multiplayer. This shifts the balance of words used a bit because the context for vocabulary will be different.
This analysis was supposed to be about a person’s/people’s Word Profile which is affected by the setting and context in which words are uttered. Because the contexts aren’t fixed between our comparisons from yesterday, the best we are able to presume are great generalities of a person’s Word Profile.
A person’s Word Profile is unique. As you learn to speak and get used to speaking a certain way, you gravitate towards certain words more regularly than others. This profile changes depending on the context of where you are in life and how you let life affect you. In stressful situations you can choose aggressive words, in one-on-one conversations you pick words that signal your shared history with the person, when talking to a crowd of people you choose words that elicit a strong leader role, when talking to a specialized crowd of peers you pick words that only make sense to that crowd because the context is already shared amongst everyone there.
You can find out the Word Profile by finding a person’s word choice when in similar circumstances and how often those people will gravitate towards certain word. You can also go deeper into grammar structure, sentence length, topics and topicality of discussion, but there are limitations to doing this based on how I got my data through YouTube’s subtitles.
What I went looking for was the distinguishing Word Profile characteristics between the Game Grumps channel and Markiplier’s channel, both because they talk a lot through their videos and because they have a substantial collection of videos with a different cast and they have seemingly similar temperament though play primarily different games.
This is Markiplier
Markiplier plays a lot of Minecraft with his friends.
Markiplier and his friends talk a certain way when playing Drunk Minecraft.
And they also use mean words with each other a lot.
Markiplier and his friends start off talking a lot but stop talking a lot when they play for a long time.
Markiplier and his friends also get more mean if they play for a long time.
This makes us both happy and sad.
This is Markiplier
Here is a post about the bad words that Markiplier knows.
Markiplier has played a lot of games
Markiplier has also played the same game a lot.
Markiplier says nice things and bad things when he plays a game.
When Markiplier plays a game, he can talk a lot.
And Markiplier has something nice to say, usually.
But for some games, Markiplier can say a lot of mean words
And some games, Markiplier only has mean words to say.
Markiplier can be mean sometimes.
This is a Markiplier.
Markiplier knows this many words.
Some words are just additions of other words.
a-hole, b-street, c-sharp.
This means that Markiplier knows less words than before. (Thanks YouTube Subtitles)
Markiplier knows good words and bad words. Most of them are good words.
But Markiplier says bad words a lot.
And Markiplier says meaner bad words than good ones.
Markiplier also knows more mean words than nice words.
But that’s ok. We still enjoy Markiplier =)