So many good takes on the Dunkeriy (?) going on.
Just wanted to note that part of unified voice Rob was talking about seems to have disappeared as everyone is in an Artist Collective now. Even if it’s just an independant voice; their contacts, followers, and influences are parts of a collective of a single voice.
Dunk brings up TB and AJ since that’s what his general audience knows and trusts. Dunkaroos might not be in the same MCN as those two, but many of his audience is going to bounce from each person and get the same message they’re looking to get.
Myself, I have a mental pairing of Idea Channel, Campster, Folding Ideas, and Ian Danskin. Watching one video will lead me to different and similar comforting voices even though they’re not in the same network.
Places like IGN, Polygon, and Waypoint are more like Guildhalls in that the guild’s name is stamped on the product. It might be a Patrick or Mike joint, but it’s going out as a Waypoint product in the end. It feels that the people who criticize the critics see everything as a collective instead of a guild.
Dunky can stamp his works with his own name, not realizing that others are beholden to something bigger than just a person.