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Good evenin', everybody. / We're gonna play some video games. / Spelunky's on the docket. / Is that a boner in your pocket? / We're goin' up, goin' down, goin' all-around. / I'm gonna take you all to JSmith Town.

―JSmithOTI, singing his rendition of the "JSmith Town" song during the opening of Spelunky Daily Challenge 10AUG2013[1]

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Josh Smith (born August 20), also known by his username JSmithOTI ("OTI" being short for "On the Internet"), and sometimes JSmith_OTI or just J Smith, is a YouTuber who makes Let's Plays. His YouTube introduction states that he's here to "hang out, play games, and have a few laughs for the enjoyment of the masses".

Together with his friends Ryan "Northernlion" Letourneau and Michael "michaelalfox" Fox, he formed a part of Saving Progress, a podcast that has been on halt for quite some time and may never return.

He now regularly joins his friends Northernlion and RockLeeSmile for the Northernlion Live Super Show on Mondays and broadcasts his point of view on his TwitchTV channel. He also streams on Twitch of his own volition, and announces when he streams on his twitter.

Personal life

Unlike his Saving Progress co-hosts, JSmithOTI is a U.S. citizen rather than Canadian. He's from Pittsburgh, but lived in North Carolina during most of his YouTube career. He studied abroad in Scotland for a semester.

He made friends with Northernlion through the Internet, Xbox Live, and a video-game website they made together when they were young.

As of September 8, 2013, JSmithOTI announced that a number of circumstances has allowed him to make YouTube his primary job.

He was in an off again on again relationship with PrescriptionPixel.

52-hour livestream

Dracula Fetus Star Wars stream image

DraculaFetus' image of Mike Bithell as Han Solo, Northernlion as Luke Skywalker, PrescriptionPixel as Princess Leia Organa, AlpacaPatrol as Grand Moff Tarkin, and JSmithOTI as Darth Vader, drawn during the script-reading of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

On Friday 26 April 2013, Smith started a livestream on Twitch.TV that ultimately ran for fifty-two hours and peaked at almost three thousand viewers at one time.

The livestream included multiple co-hosts and visitors; ranging from the usual group – such as Northernlion, RockLeeSmile, Ohmwrecker, AlpacaPatrol, Green9090, RedPandaGamer, and michaelalfox – to other YouTubers, such as PrescriptionPixel and PewDiePie.

After Smith fell asleep during the stream, an impromptu script reading of Pulp Fiction was started, which took three and a half hours to finish. A script reading of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, which they read soon after, took almost five hours.

Towards the end, many indie game developers such as Mike Bithell (developer of Thomas Was Alone), Daniel "Kappische" Kaplan (of Mojang), Stewart Gilray of Just Add Water (current developer of the Oddworld series), and Shahid Kamal Ahmad of Sony joined the stream to discuss indie game development.

This stream also boosted Mike Bithell's popularity with Josh's playing of his indie game Thomas Was Alone, and more notably through the creation of the nickname "#MikeBithell" (hashtag Mike Bithell). Mike Bithell also became friends with the NLSS (Northernlion Live Super Show) crew due to this stream, hopping in on Skype calls and giving away free codes of Thomas Was Alone. This stream also spawned another popular catchphrase, "#butterjail", which inspired numerous tweets and fan drawings.

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