I Need a Break


Hi guys. I will cut right to the point: I am taking a hiatus for about a month and the reason is I’m not very happy with the videos that I’ve been making. And it’s not that I’m burnt out on making videos. I- totally the opposite. I’m actually more eager than I ever have been to make videos and that’s kind of part of the problem. I love making videos. I-I-I-I’m more than happy to work non-stop on something that I’m proud of. I’m a workaholic. I’ll work every day, bro. I don’t take weekends, I don’t take vacations. and I know this may sound strange to you guys because like the schedule is super wonky so if I’m working non-stop then why are videos so inconsistent? I’m basically completely absent from social media And in a weird way it could seem like I’m doing nothing at all, when in fact I’m trying to do more than ever at making the videos better or making me more satisfied with the videos that I’m doing. But without a way to exceed my own expectations in what I’m doing and what I’m posting in the videos that I’m making, I don’t feel like I’m ever improving. So then on and on it goes that I keep adding more and more effort into what I do and then it’s this cyclical thing where I go, “oh, it’s not enough” or “oh, I need to work harder at this” or “I need to work better this or improve this one thing”. And yet, this kind of cycle has been going on for about a year now where I continually am unhappy with the videos that I make. I try to solve the problem with brute force effort rather than creativity. In the end, I just don’t want to settle on the videos that I’m really proud of and really excited for and really happy with. And the videos that make me laugh that I make, I don’t want those to be the exception to the rule. I want those to be the rule. Now this doesn’t mean that I’m going to be disappearing. A hiatus doesn’t mean that I’m taking a vacation. I just told you I don’t do that. I’m actually gonna be filming and planning and writing and collaborating every single day leading up to this. And it also doesn’t mean that I’m going to be completely vacant on content. Like I’m probably gonna be more active on social media than ever over these next few weeks, just because I will be goofing with you guys. I’ll be talking with you guys, I will be trying to get feedback from you guys, I will be like in tune with the community again, which is something that I very much miss. And also there will still be content during this time, not a lot, but there will still be content. We have our charity live stream on the 30th of November we’re doing, we still have the big project that is coming out, and I will tell you a release date just to give you something to look forward to; that is coming out Friday the 13th of October, and it’s gonna be pretty cool. So you can look forward to that. And, obviously, we’re still doing the tour. Like the tour is definitely still happening and I can’t wait to do that. I can’t wait to be performing for you guys with my friends and even then we’re gonna be out there and we’re gonna be filming cool stuff while we’re doing it and I’m gonna be talking with Bob and Wade and Tyler and Ethan. I’m gonna be talking with all those guys about like what videos can really like really make me passionate about it, you know. What videos can I really burn for it? What videos can I really like really strive to improve upon? And what videos can I like surprise you guys? ‘Cause I know I can make really cool stuff. It’s just that you know my focus hasn’t been able to be 100% dedicated. Like I’m an obsessive person. I want to go to bed with a smile on my face knowing that what I made is something that people can remember, something that people will cherish, something that -I’ll- cherish you know. And that’s what’s important. So anyway, to recap: I’m going on hiatus. I’ll be back. October 23rd is when I’m aiming to go back. That is the date, set in stone. So you guys can count on seeing the new stuff starting to roll out on the 23rd of October. And still doing the charity live stream, still doing the big projects, still doing the tour. And it should be a lot of fun. So thank you guys so much for understanding. If you are upset about this, please record yourself screaming and panicking in the streets and post it all over social media as is the usual Markiplier crisis response. So thank you all so much for watching and it may take a bit, but I promise… wink wonk… I will see you in the next video. Buh-bye

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  1. Hey gang! All the info you need is obviously in the video but just wanted to say here as well how much I appreciate you guys being here. It means the world to me to even have the chance to try to step back and better myself and my content. You're solid people, stay hard as rocks you solidified peeps. So solid. So hard.

    Love ya,

    ~Markiplier

  2. If you want to Take a break its ok But i will miss the gameing vidios But you deserf a break you are the Best and i will remember Al of your work and i understand thad you need a break 🙂
    (Sorry for my bad english )

  3. recently i haven't been watching jack mark and other big youtubers i am subscribed to and i feel like everybody is taking a brake i know this video was a while ago but i support your decisions mark

  4. This is really great. I would like to see you making more analytic comments about the game. And hone your eye on what makes a great game great. Or an appreciation for where they tried hard. Make connections!

  5. your my favrite , your so just real to your fan i an i really like this about you , yes allways take a step back an view it , ur awesome Mplier 🙂

  6. check nigahiga channel Mark, they do alot of funny short movie snippets in their videos, makes it really fun instead of seeing same content

  7. I've never got tired of your videos! You should play more happy wheels and try cuphead some time!. Can't wait for you to make more videos man

  8. You're such a genuine person, Mark. I know this video was months ago but wow you're just such a well-meaning guy. I wish I could just meet you and grab a coffee or something haha. You keep doing you, you obviously have the audience for it. Lots of love 🙂

  9. VERY LATE BUT just wanna say, as a visual artist, go take a break. It's like Art block, don't force yourself or you'll feel like shit ♡take a break whenever you want dude.

  10. we all love your videos😊😊😊😊 I just got NY phone back soooo yyyaaaayyyy more markiplier I literally am so freaking happy

  11. How is he… so attractive? Like its just stupid. He's so damn attractive. Gamers are not supposed to do that. You go Markimoo. You, go.

  12. Fair play to you fella, I've just started a channel and am just pushing content out while I learn the medium (I literally have never done anything like this before so starting from scratch) … I will say that I never knew how much work and time that goes into making even a short video, I now never dislike someones video (unless they're just being a bit of an arse) because I appreciate the effort ….. Take your deep breath and you'll be back stronger brother, have fun

  13. I got..really confused for a second LOL. I just got this video recommended to me thinking you're just not doing anything for the rest of the year and as you're talking I started reading the description saying you'll be back in October and was like "Damn Mark that's some hiatus!" Then I saw the date posted and was relieved.

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  15. Hi Mark! It's good that you take a break. Very proud of you for that. I hope you keep continuing to take care of yourself. It's good to follow your passion, to do what you want to do. To make things that you are proud of, but your health is important too. Burn-outs lurk in the weirdest corners after all 🙂 Take a breather every now and then, do things to relax. Enjoy your free time! We like your videos no matter what you do 🙂

  16. I just have to say Markiplier's like this gigantic lion, that's super strong, but his meows like a little baby Mew and he loves to smell flowers. On the outside he looks like a guy you wouldn't want to mess with but on the inside he's this big ol' softie 💗

  17. I love you mark. please don't stop making cool new videos. sorry if you don't recognize me i'm new here but you're so awesome and I hope you do good with the charity live stream and every thing else you do. please do another read your comments and say this one please.its from Leo Vanuci.

  18. Mark nomater what you do we will always love not only you but every thing you do thank you for warming our hearts with the random stuff you make and hope I warmed your heart with this comment

  19. He really does need a break just because his job is to intertain it's not always easy he has to get everything situated he needs to keep up with things like youtube and getting every day things done he is a person too so yep he could use a break

  20. dude i knw u need a break i can always watch your old vids and repeat almost exactly wat u r saying i remember basicly all of your vids and i lov ya i am so happy u r taking a vaca like not that i dont like your vids its that i knw u need a break and i can still lov u werevr the heck u r and i still wish i could come to one of either ur tour jackaboys tour or both of u working together to do a tour or just all the gang to do a tour idk just keep ur lov alive everybody lov u remember that oki we lov u and by hte way your arent bad …are NOT bad at all u might think that with ur big brainer but actually u do the best vids evr i do also watch matthias your friend and i also watch u work with him but i understand i have to break evry once in a while too u knw thats wat spring sprong break and summer break are freakin for aint it well maybe i just watch u alll the time u knw wat i lov u oki tysm for ur vids

  21. Gosh, I admire Markiplier. What is creativity? More, what is creativity without passion? It's YouTube before Markiplier (sorry all the cool people I don't know about).

    Also, glad you're back, Mark. I wouldn't have found you otherwise!

  22. This marks the day that Mark changed for the worse for me. I'm all for him doing what he wants but after his break he no longer was the screaming lovable Let's Player anymore that I subbed to years ago. As much as I want that Mark back I know he won't be back and all I can hope is that he won't end up like Felix. So, Here's to you Mark , I wish you luck with what you have become and that it makes you happy. Good-bye Old Friend.

  23. I’m glad this was 9 months ago and I’m just now seeing t because I feel like I would have died before because 9 months ago I wasn’t in the best mindset even thought I watched Markiplier back than

  24. mark the reason we like you is you dont give a crap what haters think we want mark not the filtered robot of a video. We do remember i laugh like crazy during class remembring your jokes and look like an idiot but i dont care cuase it makes ME happy

  25. Some people need to take a hiatus every now and then. If people don't take a break, they might go nuts. Take time for yourself and find new things to see and do.

    From your rock solid supporters.

  26. im about 2 years late but i realized that in 2017, if he actually did return on october 23rd then he returned on my birthday.

    thats cool 👏🏽👏🏽

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