Lost Pause, also known as "Noble" is an Anime-based YouTuber mostly know for his Let's Plays of Visual Novels or games with Visual Novel elements. He has also done a few skits (many of which he claims to regret doing). He's the boyfriend fellow anime YouTuber ruiriupanda.
His eccentric and rather wacky personality causes people to wonder if he's on drugs at times, which he has repeatedly denied. He used to be good friends with fellow anime YouTuber Joey, aka The Anime Man, and has also done a few collaboration videos with him, as well. However currently they seem to have gotten distance due to they unfollowed each other on Twitter and are not anylonger on each other's channel recommendations. No one knows the cause of this.
On March 2016, Noble's channel received a strike due to a problem with a video's thumbnail which made it look like bare nipples were being shown. The strike resulted in inability to access to the channel, but for some reason it would continue to receive more strikes from other videos, resulting in termination. The channel was reinstated after a few days, but the 2-week ban set by YouTube before taking down his channel was still in effect. His channel has received no further issues after this, though its quite noticeable that Noble has began to be incredibly self-conscious of the content he makes.
Very little is known about his personal life, as he tends to keep it a bit secret. All that is known so far is that he lives in the USA and that he was born on 29th March, 1988. It is asumed that he lives in western USA due to his use of PST (Pacific Standard Time), He has said "It's Hot as balls here in Cali.", which suggests that he lives in California. He stated that his first name is Jonathan in Episode 1 of Jade.
He's most definitely heterosexual and currently is in a relationship with Ruiriupanda as of November 2016; He revealed this to the public on March 29, 2017.
Noble has one cat as a pet, who he has mentioned on occasion, especially when he's talking about catgirls in games and anime, in which he would make jokes about his cat. The first time his cat has ever been seen in his video, to confirm its existence, is in the video "GET ALL WAIFUS – Finale – Noble Goes to Japan III (Fan Game)" in which Noble moved the camera over to view his cat laying on his bed. Noble has confirmed its passing as of May 2016.
Noble has full playthroughs of every single Sakura game on his channel and credits his Sakura Spirit Let's Play as the reason for his channel's success. The Sakura games are all Visual Novels, games that are essentially picture books with some of them having 'Choose Your Adventure' elements that give you an ending based on the choices you made. These games are made by Winged Cloud.
Noble's longest running series is on the Visual Novel, Princess Evangile. The early chapters of the game were uploaded to Youtube, before having to stop temporarily due to a C&D by the developers of the game, MangaGamer. Noble decided to stream the rest of the game on Twitch to counter this, but received personal permission to continue making videos anyway. The raw streams are uploaded to YouTube and each episode from this point is considerably longer as a result. The series was well received, and has resulted in the creation of the channel's first mascot.
Hyperdimension Neptunia Series
A Japanese Role-Playing Game or JRPG with Visual Novel elements. This game is based on the real life Console War with the various game consoles, engines and dev companies being personified into characters. The game is considered a satire and has many references to the gaming industry culture both new and old.
This series gave the channel a massive boost in subscribers likely because of Noble's humorous commentary and the fact that he was one of the few people who actually has a Let's Play on these games. Some of the game's characters and jokes are constantly referenced in his other videos.
The first 2 games were recorded and uploaded to Youtube, and all further games were streamed on Twitch first before being uploaded to Youtube. So far, he has played all Neptunia games that are available on Steam.
The semi-colon in the game's title is considered weird and unnecessary by Noble and constantly mocked, especially in episodes of the first game where he would address the game as 'Hyperdimension Semi-Colons'
As a Youtuber who plays mostly dialogue-heavy games, there were numerous concerns about Noble's ability to stay focused on the story when he decided to stream most of the games he plays. Due to numerous spam donations, the flow of the games would constantly get interrupted and result in late reactions, inability to understand a key plot device mentioned a few lines ago, or indifference to a big plot twist. The wave of donations first escalated during the Hyperdimension NeptuniaRe;Birth3 streams.
There were also concerns over the quality of videos. Most episodes were now 1-2 hours long and contain little to no editing. The fanbase may not have communicated this problem well, as comments such as "I miss old Noble" were interpreted as favoring the clickbait, NSFW thumbnails and content, which had been the reasons for the channel's temporary termination.
Copyright and Flagging Issues
Termination (March 3, 2016 – March 14, 2016)
On March 3rd, 2016 Lost Pause was Terminated due to a Community Guidelines strike. As of March 7th 2016, the channel was reinstated, but he still had a 2 weeks ban so he couldn't upload anything until then. As of March 14, 2016, his 2 week ban was lifted and he was allowed to upload videos on his main channel again.
On March 17, 2016, Noble got flagged once again by a Japanese company for a reaction to DanMachi Abridged Episode 1. However, he assured his fans that he's in no trouble this time, due to him being more experienced now and thus being able to combat it much easier. His main channel remained up the entire time, he was still able to upload videos. However, he also said that he removed many of his abridged series reactions due to this occurrence and will likely not do any more.
Noble has deleted, or otherwise made private nearly all his videos on HuniePop, H-Patches of Sakura Games, abridged reactions and a few other videos that may risk another termination.
These characters occasionally show up in Noble's videos either though Twitter accounts or Noble's own editing and commentary. Characters who are not original usually retain the personality they have from the series they belong to. Several other Roleplay Characters can be seen in the form of Youtube commenters.
Noble currently has a mascot for his channel named Lily, a fox-girl mechanic drawn in anime-style created and given to Noble by Winged Cloud, the creators of the Sakura games, as a gift. (Probably because he keeps playing their games.) Lily was introduced to the channel on February 7th, 2016 in the video "THE NEW ANIME FACES OF LOST PAUSE" as Noble's new anime mascot along with his own anime avatar, and for a while, was a massive phenomenon for the community.
She wants to "secretly" keep Noble for herself and always gets onto Noble because he won't pay her in bishies, which is, oddly enough, the Japanese word for "pretty boys". She has been extremely well-recieved by the viewers and all fan works portray her to act exactly like a female version of Noble.
She also has 2 non-canon YouTube channels and a couple Twitter roleplay accounts which she uses to participate in Noble's 'Ask Senpai' Q&A Series.
The channel's main mascot, Panterbell, is a cat from the Visual Novel, Princess Evangile. He only utters the sound "Kuu" but is capable of human speech and can sometimes be seen conversing with the other characters. In the "Noble Goes To Japan" storyline, he has achieved god-like powers and has a more humanoid form.
Originating from the Neptunia series, Blanc is one of Noble's "waifus". She retains her calm demeanor, but will go berserkwhen angered. Every jab or insult related to having a small chest size is usually directed at her, to which she responds with staring, visible threats, or actual physical assault. It is unknown whether this Blanc is from the Hyperdimension or the Ultradimension, or if Noble actually possesses both of them.
Blanc was finally seen with large breasts in Episode 19 of the Megadimension Neptunia VII playthrough, but to the disappointment of multiple roleplay accounts, this was only a dream sequence.
An ordinary white door commonly found beside Noble's webcam during videos. Due to the nature of the games which Noble plays, he can often be seen banging on the door in disapproval, disgust, or laughter. These repeated bangings resulted in the door gaining sentience, expressing delight after being hit.
Masochist Door was abandoned when Noble moved to a new home, but has somehow tracked him down and has found a new door to possess.
A French stereotype often seen holding a baguette, and is the source of Noble's torments. He has been trapped behind masochist door.
Zombie-like beings who retain the original person's physical appearance, but wear signature frame-less glasses. Their only goal seems to be forcing popular Youtubers to promote a product or service. As of now, only one Sponsor Man exists, while 2 others have been seen, but subsequently cured.
The Original – A mysterious man who appears in most of Noble's unboxing videos, and is referred to only as "Sponsor Man". He looks exactly like Noble even after he started dying his hair red and will usually walk in on Noble looking at something inappropriate on his computer then proceed to trick/force him into doing a sponsored video. In the unboxing video done during Anime Expo 2016, he is able to turn other humans into Sponsor Men, and acts in a more primal manner.
The Anime Man - Appeared in the unboxing video done during Anime Expo 2016. He was only seen for a brief moment before supposedly being cured.
Misty Chronexia – Appeared in the unboxing video done during Anime Expo 2016. He was only seen for a brief moment before supposedly being cured and is the only Sponsor Man to not wear glasses.
Characters who prominently appear in rant videos. They are loud, and hypocritical. Their personalities reflect the subject of the rant, suggesting that they are either an amalgamation of people's thoughts or a manifestation of the thought itself.
Waifu Body Pillow
A body pillow that Noble had received during one of his unboxings, this "character" has appeared in some video skits, especially the memorable video in which Noble gave instructions on how to properly "snuggle" your waifu body pillow.