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originally posted by: Qumulys
a reply to: 8fl0z
I'll have to politely disagree with you (kind of). Whilst there are a few trolls, for the most part the chat creates a fantastic atmosphere.
Thousands of people are watching and have created a myriad of memes that have grown over the days, most are based on typical gamer type chat.
Bob will be painted something wonderful, then reaches for some dark colours and makes a big blob, chat erupts with "RUINED" in good spirits. Then moments later when Bob builds the layers the cries turn into "SAVED" or even "VAC" (which relates to Valves anti-cheat software). Then at the end of each painting thousands type up "GG" (good game).
It's a bit of fun, but that is not all that is happening. It's wonderfully evident how touching Bob can be when he chats about other things in life. When he talked about his mother being sick in hospital and he called her the most wonderful lady in his life, the chat filled with thousands of little emoticons of faces with tears.
Those tears also appear when he talks about just wanting to see nature for the rest of his life and never be tired of it, people know what a sad loss it was and the outpouring of grief is very real and quite powerful.
Also, another star is "PEAPOD" which the entire chat loves, his pet pocket squirrel which has brings the chat together. Also very funny is when he cleans his brush by beating the devil out of it, chat erupts with "RIP DEVIL". Nobody is worried or bothered by him using those phrases or even 'God Bless' at the end of each episode. For once people are just enjoying a great show without letting religion creating a big issue. That's pretty incredible when you think about it, he's managed to let his heart show so much that people don't care about those kind of words. (I'm very anti-religion, but he doesn't shove it down your throat in any way - it's just a few harmless words - and the whole chat gets that, I think that's wonderful.)
So ignore the odd troll, and feel the love grow with others as we draw closer to the sad end. Each wonderful episode draws us closer to saying good bye for the last time.