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...By which I mean I will just keep doing what I've been doing, which is about 1 video per week or whenever I feel like it.

The main reason is that I've found a social life and have other things to do than make vids. When I do get a couple of hours of free time in the evenings or on weekends, I'll be spending it either relaxing and playing or practicing the piano / some other useful skill. So with that out of the way, here's how I feel about it all:

I really enjoyed casting TF2, and I still will on occasion. I hope I won't be so out of practice that I'm barred from casting at i49! I got to play a key role in the growth of the competitive TF2 scene that's happened over the past two years and I'm very grateful for the opportunities and the help everyone gave me. I'd always planned on being the "HuskyStarcraft" of TF2, the not-so-experienced-but-excited-and-committed-to-improving loveable goofball. I think I mostly succeeded, although recently I've been getting irritable on forums and I definitely said some stuff about cbear and djc that was wrong. That aside, I had hoped that after a couple of years of casting, I'd be able to get up to something like $1000 a month in YouTube money. I am barely at a tenth of that - my best month was December at $250, and that was mainly because of my MvM Wave 666 video (which is at 175k views by the way!!!). If I had gotten up to that point, I would have done some serious evaluation about how to step into life as an entertainer rather than life as an accountant with management aspirations.

I know I'm not quick enough on my feet to be a great comedian or entertainer on most days. This may be due to a very long-term erosion of confidence or maybe I'm just not very smart. Nonetheless, I'm glad I could bring enjoyment to thousands of viewers through TF2 casting. To everyone who ever cracked a smile at one of my idiotic off-topic ramblings, thanks for watching. I'll still post videos, but it will probably never be daily again, and I'll be branching out to other games depending on what I'm playing at the time.

I'm hesitant to give specific shout-outs because there are so many people I want to thank that I'm almost guaranteed to miss someone. If I do, just post something here and tell me I'm a bad person. With that disclaimer out of the way, thanks to:

Chriz Ta Fah, Maik and Cheeriss - For giving me STV demos and critiquing my earliest casting.
eXtine and Duder - For pulling me into eXtv and giving me a big stage.
Mikal++ - For sharing wide-eyed dreams about making a casting company.
Lucky Luke, Shdwpuppet and Airon - For amazing work at i46 and being the best at what you do.
Kip - For all the fan gossip that spins around.
Cbear - For great times on Fully Charged (which shall continue, never fear) and for being an adult when I wasn't.
DJC - For putting up with me even when it was obvious that you were carrying every cast.
Torden - For setting me up with Vanilla.
Comedian and Skyride - For casting, i46 and beyond.
Leftism, Monty, Sakura, Mocha, Enigma and Lamefx - For the mostly thankless jobs you do or did.
Every player I've casted - For providing me and the viewers with awesome entertainment.
Everyone who's watched a video - For watching a video. I guess that one was obvious.
edit: More Thanking
Thanks to these communities:
MSPA "Sepulchritude" - For being some of the earliest viewers and friends in TF2.
eXtv - For being the first big casting org I joined.
TeamFortressTV - For being the LAST big casting org I joined.
Reddit - For continually awesome times on servers and for voting my stuff to the front page.
edit 2: The Thankening
Ashkan - For having me do the TF2 Mixup Matches.
Yogscast - For actually putting me on their channel.
Agro, Tempest and Ruskeydoo - For having me on Kritzkast.
Valve - For making TF2. But come on, how hard was that to even do? Seriously.

TLDR: I'm still making vids, just not very often. <3
...By which I mean I will just keep doing what I've been doing, which is about 1 video per week or whenever I feel like it.

The main reason is that I've found a social life and have other things to do than make vids. When I do get a couple of hours of free time in the evenings or on weekends, I'll be spending it either relaxing and playing or practicing the piano / some other useful skill. So with that out of the way, here's how I feel about it all:

I really enjoyed casting TF2, and I still will on occasion. I hope I won't be so out of practice that I'm barred from casting at i49! I got to play a key role in the growth of the competitive TF2 scene that's happened over the past two years and I'm very grateful for the opportunities and the help everyone gave me. I'd always planned on being the "HuskyStarcraft" of TF2, the not-so-experienced-but-excited-and-committed-to-improving loveable goofball. I think I mostly succeeded, although recently I've been getting irritable on forums and I definitely said some stuff about cbear and djc that was wrong. That aside, I had hoped that after a couple of years of casting, I'd be able to get up to something like $1000 a month in YouTube money. I am barely at a tenth of that - my best month was December at $250, and that was mainly because of my MvM Wave 666 video (which is at 175k views by the way!!!). If I had gotten up to that point, I would have done some serious evaluation about how to step into life as an entertainer rather than life as an accountant with management aspirations.

I know I'm not quick enough on my feet to be a great comedian or entertainer on most days. This may be due to a very long-term erosion of confidence or maybe I'm just not very smart. Nonetheless, I'm glad I could bring enjoyment to thousands of viewers through TF2 casting. To everyone who ever cracked a smile at one of my idiotic off-topic ramblings, thanks for watching. I'll still post videos, but it will probably never be daily again, and I'll be branching out to other games depending on what I'm playing at the time.

I'm hesitant to give specific shout-outs because there are so many people I want to thank that I'm almost guaranteed to miss someone. If I do, just post something here and tell me I'm a bad person. With that disclaimer out of the way, thanks to:

Chriz Ta Fah, Maik and Cheeriss - For giving me STV demos and critiquing my earliest casting.
eXtine and Duder - For pulling me into eXtv and giving me a big stage.
Mikal++ - For sharing wide-eyed dreams about making a casting company.
Lucky Luke, Shdwpuppet and Airon - For amazing work at i46 and being the best at what you do.
Kip - For all the fan gossip that spins around.
Cbear - For great times on Fully Charged (which shall continue, never fear) and for being an adult when I wasn't.
DJC - For putting up with me even when it was obvious that you were carrying every cast.
Torden - For setting me up with Vanilla.
Comedian and Skyride - For casting, i46 and beyond.
Leftism, Monty, Sakura, Mocha, Enigma and Lamefx - For the mostly thankless jobs you do or did.
Every player I've casted - For providing me and the viewers with awesome entertainment.
Everyone who's watched a video - For watching a video. I guess that one was obvious.
[b]edit: More Thanking[/b]
Thanks to these communities:
MSPA "Sepulchritude" - For being some of the earliest viewers and friends in TF2.
eXtv - For being the first big casting org I joined.
TeamFortressTV - For being the LAST big casting org I joined.
Reddit - For continually awesome times on servers and for voting my stuff to the front page.
[b]edit 2: The Thankening[/b]
Ashkan - For having me do the TF2 Mixup Matches.
Yogscast - For actually putting me on their channel.
Agro, Tempest and Ruskeydoo - For having me on Kritzkast.
Valve - For making TF2. But come on, how hard was that to even do? Seriously.



TLDR: I'm still making vids, just not very often. <3
#2 30 31 29 Frags
I think I speak for everyone when I say, good luck and we love you Sal <3
I think I speak for everyone when I say, good luck and we love you Sal <3
#3 16 17 15 Frags
<3
<3
#4 14 15 13 Frags
Thank you sal your a wonderful person who did great work for the community. I'll look forward to watching what videos you end up making in the future.
Thank you sal your a wonderful person who did great work for the community. I'll look forward to watching what videos you end up making in the future.
#5 9 10 8 Frags
<3
<3
#6 8 9 7 Frags
<3
<3
#7 9 10 8 Frags
Thanks for all of your contributions for the community. Your eagerness and generosity are nigh unparalleled in this community, and I daresay everyone appreciates your efforts towards the growth of TF2.
Thanks for all of your contributions for the community. Your eagerness and generosity are nigh unparalleled in this community, and I daresay everyone appreciates your efforts towards the growth of TF2.
#8 12 13 11 Frags
I know the feel Sal. You're a large fish in a very, very small pond. You're an incredibly talented person. Whatever you turn your attention to in life, you're going to be incredibly good at it. gl!
I know the feel Sal. You're a large fish in a very, very small pond. You're an incredibly talented person. Whatever you turn your attention to in life, you're going to be incredibly good at it. gl!
#9 10 11 9 Frags
Sal, you're the guy who got me into competitive TF2, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Your contributions to the game have been enormous.

Good luck with your big boy life, and I look forward to seeing whatever you put out in the future.
Sal, you're the guy who got me into competitive TF2, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Your contributions to the game have been enormous.

Good luck with your big boy life, and I look forward to seeing whatever you put out in the future.
#10 2 3 1 Frags
you are the greatest
i'm so glad you casted some of the insane matches from s10, experiment vs HRG on granary was one of the best things i've ever seen,, and for everything else you've done to help the community.
you're the best
around
nothing's gonna keep you down
you are the greatest
i'm so glad you casted some of the insane matches from s10, experiment vs HRG on granary was one of the best things i've ever seen,, and for everything else you've done to help the community.
you're the best
around
nothing's gonna keep you down
#11 15 16 14 Frags
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9gKyRmic20
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9gKyRmic20[/youtube]
#12 26 27 25 Frags
Thank you for all the effort and dedication you put into growing the game Mr. Amancer :3
Thank you for all the effort and dedication you put into growing the game Mr. Amancer :3
#13 –14 –13 –15 Frags
Too nice to troll. RIP.
Too nice to troll. RIP.
#14 6 7 5 Frags
Forever stealing my heart, Sal. :)
Forever stealing my heart, Sal. :)
#15 3 4 2 Frags
It was fun working with you at the time. Thanks for all that you've done!
It was fun working with you at the time. Thanks for all that you've done!
#16 10 11 9 Frags
Thanks for all the work you've put into this community, and for attracting so many new people with your casts. Without them, there's a good chance many of us wouldn't be as interested in TF2 as we are.
Thanks for all the work you've put into this community, and for attracting so many new people with your casts. Without them, there's a good chance many of us wouldn't be as interested in TF2 as we are.
[img]http://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/jtv_user_pictures/chansub-global-emoticon-577ade91d46d7edc-24x18.png[/img][img]http://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/jtv_user_pictures/chansub-TeamFortressTV-emoticon-66e77201bfe013c7-30x30.png[/img]
#17 8 9 7 Frags
damn, this is a bummer. watching your casts is what made me want to not only get involved in comp tf2 but also do some casting myself. you're going to leave a big pair of shoes to fill and will all miss you.
damn, this is a bummer. watching your casts is what made me want to not only get involved in comp tf2 but also do some casting myself. you're going to leave a big pair of shoes to fill and will all miss you.
#18 2 3 1 Frags
Lot of wisdom Sal.

U the boss.
Lot of wisdom Sal.

U the boss.
#19 18 19 17 Frags
"You're going to leave a big pair of shoes to fill" - Dr. Longshaft 2013
"You're going to leave a big pair of shoes to fill" - Dr. Longshaft 2013
#20 1 2 0 Frags
[img]http://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/jtv_user_pictures/chansub-TeamFortressTV-emoticon-66e77201bfe013c7-30x30.png[/img]
#21 4 5 3 Frags
Take it easy. You've earned it.
Take it easy. You've earned it.
#22 3 4 2 Frags
I watched your videos hundreds of times with my wife. I'm sorry now we only used 1 screen =(
I watched your videos hundreds of times with my wife. I'm sorry now we only used 1 screen =(
#23 5 6 4 Frags
http://nooooooooooooooo.com/

;~;
http://nooooooooooooooo.com/


;~;
#24 6 7 5 Frags
You were the Best newbie mix coach ever
You were the Best newbie mix coach ever
#25 6 7 5 Frags
If it weren't for you, I wouldn't even be playing Team Fortress 2. You've done incredible things for this community, not least i46, as well as all your amazing videos. You will be very sorely missed. <3 Sal
If it weren't for you, I wouldn't even be playing Team Fortress 2. You've done incredible things for this community, not least i46, as well as all your amazing videos. You will be very sorely missed. <3 Sal
#26 21 22 20 Frags
You were the Best newbie mix coach ever

Hey let's not sully this thread with lies and slander.
[quote=Thomasduhtrain]You were the Best newbie mix coach ever[/quote]

Hey let's not sully this thread with lies and slander.
#27 4 5 3 Frags
You're the reason I got interested in 6v6. Sal you dabes, and I'm stoked that FC is still gonna happen!
You're the reason I got interested in 6v6. Sal you dabes, and I'm stoked that FC is still gonna happen!
#28 14 15 13 Frags
Awesome hear that things are looking good in your personal life. Best of luck!
Awesome hear that things are looking good in your personal life. Best of luck!
#29 9 10 8 Frags
i have nothing but admiration for you and your work, so thanks
i have nothing but admiration for you and your work, so thanks
#30 9 10 8 Frags
<3 u sal.

It's tough work to keep grinding out day to day, and yeah the financial benefits aren't large enough to create a full-time position :/

You da man and will succeed at whatever you do.
<3 u sal.

It's tough work to keep grinding out day to day, and yeah the financial benefits aren't large enough to create a full-time position :/

You da man and will succeed at whatever you do.
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