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Disney Channel's theme: A history mystery

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    Fal
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    I've always referred to Defunctland videos, or at least the longer ones, as 'documentaries' because, well, that's what they are. Kevin does important historical work; documenting this kind of...

    I've always referred to Defunctland videos, or at least the longer ones, as 'documentaries' because, well, that's what they are. Kevin does important historical work; documenting this kind of information now preserves it for future research or the time period to use. The fact that some humor is thrown in to make each documentary a more enjoyable viewing experience, or the platform that they are released on doesn't take away from their value as art in the slightest.

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    1. cfabbro
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      100% agree. I don't think him calling himself a documentarian is pretentious or unjustified at all. Of all the "YouTubers" I follow who do longform videos and could potentially lay claim to that...

      100% agree. I don't think him calling himself a documentarian is pretentious or unjustified at all. Of all the "YouTubers" I follow who do longform videos and could potentially lay claim to that job title, I think it's actually the most well deserved in his case. Especially since unlike 99.9% of YouTubers, his releases truly are documentaries, good ones, and not just plain old "YouTube videos". And IMO even calling them "videos" instead of films, and him just a "YouTuber" actually does a disservice to him and his work.

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