The Unus Annus YouTube Channel Came To An Official End, But It's Left Behind A Meaningful Legacy
Start writing a post

On November 14, 2020 at 12:00 AM, the YouTube channel by the name of Unus Annus was deleted by its creators Mark Fischbach (Markiplier) and Ethan Nestor (CrankGameplays). Now, for those who don't know, Mark and Ethan primarily make gaming content on YouTube along with streaming on Twitch. They've been friends for years after their famous interaction at Pax 2015 where Ethan became known as the "backflip dude." They decided to create a channel with the concept of posting daily videos within a one-year timeframe with the help of many editors and Amy Nelson (a ceramics and interactive media maker).

After putting so much effort and time into various lines of merch and 365 videos, the clock that was counting down at the start of each video reminded us that time had finally run out.

These videos were hilarious, unusual, and often just plain dumb, but they brought so many people together who will remember the memories created in pure joy and laughter.

From cooking with sex toys to learning how to eat fire to pretending to be camp counselors for a number of videos, this duo had no bounds to what videos they could create. By having no limit to their creativity and just doing what they wanted, they have instilled inspiration and determination into the community to create and reach our potential.

The whole message of the channel was that everything is temporary, including us, so what would we do if we knew how much time we had left?

Would we still do those things right now, knowing that we don't know how much time we have here? The logo of the channel was an hourglass with a skull in each of the glass bulbs, representing the idea of their time running out and reinforcing the validity and importance of those questions.

Memento Mori was the slogan of the channel, which meant "remember death." Death is inevitable, whether it may be in the literal sense or when things come to an end. We are living on borrowed time, and I think we forget that sometimes in this fast-paced society.

Because of this channel and these two idiots, I feel reinvigorated. To create whatever I want, to write however I want, to live my life to the fullest until it is my time to go.

I want to have no regrets and feel as satisfied as these two were in creating and ending Unus Annus. Life is short and it seems like it is already laid out for us: college, career, marriage, kids, and then we're gone. Despite the channel's theme, life is not as simple as black and white. There are a number of roads to take, a number of avenues to turn into - there is no set path. We think there is, but in actuality, we are the ones who limit and doubt ourselves. We keep ourselves from fulfilling our purpose, our goals, our dreams. I believe that we are all here with a purpose - you may not have found it yet, and I'm not sure I have either, but that's the beauty of it all. To try new things, to connect with others, and most importantly, to do our best.

So long as you and I are breathing, we have a reason to be here. That is what I believe; I cannot make you think the same, but I can encourage you to find your purpose, discover yourself, and explore the things you have an interest in.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Health and Wellness

Exposing Kids To Nature Is The Best Way To Get Their Creative Juices Flowing

Constantly introducing young children to the magical works of nature will further increase the willingness to engage in playful activities as well as broaden their interactions with their peers


Whenever you are feeling low and anxious, just simply GO OUTSIDE and embrace nature! According to a new research study published in Frontiers in Psychology, being connected to nature and physically touching animals and flowers enable children to be happier and altruistic in nature. Not only does nature exert a bountiful force on adults, but it also serves as a therapeutic antidote to children, especially during their developmental years.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 Simple Ways To Give Yourself Grace, Especially When Life Gets Hard

Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we are becoming.

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

If there's one thing I'm absolutely terrible at, it's giving myself grace. I'm easily my own worst critic in almost everything that I do. I'm a raging perfectionist, and I have unrealistic expectations for myself at times. I can remember simple errors I made years ago, and I still hold on to them. The biggest thing I'm trying to work on is giving myself grace. I've realized that when I don't give myself grace, I miss out on being human. Even more so, I've realized that in order to give grace to others, I need to learn how to give grace to myself, too. So often, we let perfection dominate our lives without even realizing it. I've decided to change that in my own life, and I hope you'll consider doing that, too. Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we're becoming. As you read through these five affirmations and ways to give yourself grace, I hope you'll take them in. Read them. Write them down. Think about them. Most of all, I hope you'll use them to encourage yourself and realize that you are never alone and you always have the power to change your story.

Keep Reading... Show less

Breaking Down The Beginning, Middle, And End of Netflix's Newest 'To All The Boys' Movie

Noah Centineo and Lana Condor are back with the third and final installment of the "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" series


Were all teenagers and twenty-somethings bingeing the latest "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" last night with all of their friends on their basement TV? Nope? Just me? Oh, how I doubt that.

I have been excited for this movie ever since I saw the NYC skyline in the trailer that was released earlier this year. I'm a sucker for any movie or TV show that takes place in the Big Apple.

Keep Reading... Show less

4 Ways To Own Your Story, Because Every Bit Of It Is Worth Celebrating

I hope that you don't let your current chapter stop you from pursuing the rest of your story.

Photo by Manny Moreno on Unsplash

Every single one of us has a story.

I don't say that to be cliché. I don't say that to give you a false sense of encouragement. I say that to be honest. I say that to be real.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

How Young Feminists Can Understand And Subvert The Internalized Male Gaze

Women's self-commodification, applied through oppression and permission, is an elusive yet sexist characteristic of a laissez-faire society, where women solely exist to be consumed. (P.S. justice for Megan Fox)

Paramount Pictures

Within various theories of social science and visual media, academics present the male gaze as a nebulous idea during their headache-inducing meta-discussions. However, the internalized male gaze is a reality, which is present to most people who identify as women. As we mature, we experience realizations of the perpetual male gaze.

Keep Reading... Show less

It's Important To Remind Yourself To Be Open-Minded And Embrace All Life Has To Offer

Why should you be open-minded when it is so easy to be close-minded?


Open-mindedness. It is something we all need a reminder of some days. Whether it's in regards to politics, religion, everyday life, or rarities in life, it is crucial to be open-minded. I want to encourage everyone to look at something with an unbiased and unfazed point of view. I oftentimes struggle with this myself.

Keep Reading... Show less

14 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts Your S.O. Will Love

If they love you, they're not going to care if you didn't get them some expensive diamond necklace or Rolex watch; they just want you.


Let me preface this by saying I am not a bad girlfriend.

I am simply a forgetful one.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

10 Helpful Tips For College Students Taking Online Courses This Semester

Here are several ways to easily pass an online course.

Photo by Vlada Karpovich on Pexels

With spring semester starting, many college students are looking to take courses for the semester. With the pandemic still ongoing, many students are likely looking for the option to take online courses.

Online courses at one time may have seemed like a last minute option for many students, but with the pandemic, they have become more necessary. Online courses can be very different from taking an on-campus course. You may be wondering what the best way to successfully complete an online course is. So, here are 10 helpful tips for any student who is planning on taking online courses this semester!

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments