|“||What's crackin', guys!||”|
―Intro to his Videos
Lost Pause, also known as "Noble" is a YouTuber mostly know for his Let's Plays of anime-themed Visual Novels. His non-gaming related content mostly consists of "Try Not To Laugh/Cringe/etc" Challenges, reactions to fan-made content, tests of his knowledge of anime, and discussion of anime-related news. He also occasionally posts short comedy skits, many of which he jokingly claims are cringy and he regrets doing, and mostly does a couple second skits in the beginning of his videos, primarily in his #NobleSenpai and Reaction videos.
His high energy, excessive giggliness and various cringeworthy antics have causes new viewers to question whether he is drunk/on drugs in some videos. However, Noble has made it clear multiple times that this is not the case.
Very little is known about Noble's personal life, as he prefers to maintain his privacy. All that he has chosen to purposely reveal so far is that he lives in the USA and that he was born on 29th March, 1988. It is assumed that he lives in western USA due to his use of PST (Pacific Standard Time), as he has mentioned "It's hot as balls here in Cali," which suggests that he lives in California. A location-targeted advertisement that shows up at 8m15s in "AN ANIME YANDERE THAT LOVES YOU AND TALKS BACK!? (even out of game)" places him in Laguna Hills, though these are often inaccurate. He offhandedly mentions that he has the same name as the character "Jonathan" in Episode 1 of Jade, which implies it may be his real name and that "Noble" is a pseudonym. When his twitch account was first created, it was under the name “Jonathan Gibbs”.
Noble is "most definitely" heterosexual and has been in a relationship with fellow anime Youtuber Ruiriupanda since November 2016; He made a video revealing this to his subscribers on March 29, 2017. However, on October 4, 2017, Noble revealed that he has broken up with her because of her family issues.
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;Birth 3 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, the Lost Pause channel was terminated due to a Community Guidelines strike. On March 7th 2016, the channel was reinstated, but a 2 week upload ban still remained. By March 14, 2016, the 2 week ban was lifted and Noble was allowed to upload videos on his main channel again.
On March 17, 2016, Noble was 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 former 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, as he has been seen battling Lily. 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 berserk when 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.
Until recently, Noble was friends (and frequent collaborator) with fellow anime YouTubers Joey, aka The Anime Man and Akidearest However, the two have not collaborated with Noble since October 1, 2016 and it appears they have ceased all interactions with him on public social media since then. The reason behind this split is unknown, as none of those involved have acknowledged it publicly.
Intro & Outro Quotes
- "He's daa ub ee wad dee daaa."
- "He's so enormous!"
- "Are we going to play Battleship? I lie down and you blow... No, that's Pearl Harbor."
- "Boobies...Loved no matter how big they are."
- "I'm sorry door. I really love you, but I'm so violent with you. I know you're a masochist."
- "She's gonna f*ckin' kill me!"
- "Got my waifu pregnant...Noble's got game!"
- "I would do me."
- "Something else is grow...no Noble, don't finish that sentence."
- "Ah! Ah yeah guys, soak this in!"
- "I like my women like I like my books...leather bound."
- "That's how I read my books.....f*ck clothes."
- "A little bit of naked time is healthy, guys."
- "Just cause I look at a few boobies, it's not a big deal."
- "Oh, what the f*ckity sh*t!"
- "Let me cuddle this cat to my boobs, now what were you saying to me?"
- "I wouldn't mind suckin' up to somethin' if ya know what I'm sayin'...but the cat beat me to it."
- "I still think I'm a pervertdere, but I don't think that one exists."
- "Well, we can start scissoring later."
- "Got Chips?"
- "I'd say this is a 100 accurate super % realist portrayal of me. Jiggle physics included."
- "Why is it that even if a girl treats me bad, I still accept and love her? I need waifu help."
- "Yup, it's just as crazy as we left it. And I wouldn't have it any other way."
- "Panterbell may be an evil god, but he his very beautiful. Why are all the bad ones so good?"
- "Man, these endings. I can certainly say I feel the love in this. XD"
- "Happy national lesbian day! It must be trending now."
- "This game wastes no time with fan service. That's my kind of game."
- "I still stand by the bigger your boobs are in this game, the more plot relevance you have."
- "Personally, I like more plot with my 'plot.' It makes me care more about the 'plot'."
- "Gotta say, some girls look really cute when they're mad. Though I usually don't like what comes with it."
- "And so the boobie adventure begins..."
- "The butt jokes will never REAR END!"
- "Things are getting a little CHEEKY today!"
- "I didn't mean to be the BUTT of the joke!"
- "I like things that are rear in my way!"
- "We stay classy here at Lost Pause. So dang classy."
- "Noble can speak, that was amazing Noble, that was a sentence. That was indeed a sentence."
- "Take me sleep! Take me now!"
- "Oh yes, pillow! We're gonna make sweet, sweet love tonight!"
- "Am I wearing a thong, guys?"
- "Boobie rubbin' time!"
- "It's gonna be a FULL MOON tonight!"
- "Well I'm pretty rock hard too, guys."
- "I'm gettin' a good look of the moon myself."
- "Clench the Butts!"
- "The slime never even asked for a date! The nerve!"
- "Oh no, it's going up the butt, too!"
- "Oh gawd, I'm totally nude."
- "I got violated by a slime, woman!"
- "Helicopter, helicopter!"
- "Whirl pool, whirl pool! That's the female helicopter."
- "Gagged by slime!"
- "I'm sorry for being nude!"
- "Did somebody order some drama with their boobies?"
- "Well girls, there's another way we can keep warm."
- "No animated Japanese school girls will be safe from me..."
- "I like how they moan."
- "Remember guys, we can't lie if we want a piece of that tush. Sir Mix-A-Lot has this in the bag."
- "It just goes to show guys, honesty is the best when going for some of that tush."
- "I know I'm stupid."
- "And no fat pikachus were harmed in the making of this video."
- "I didn't know what I was supposed to do?"
- "Stay Classy."
- "Thanks for your pickle, girl."
- "Your pickles were delicous girl, I loved putting them in my mouth and just licking them."
- "Why are the cute ones always dudes?"
- "She's pressing her boobies into mine."
- "I got slimed all over."
- "Let's get naked guys!"
- "Let's spank this b*tch!"
- "My butt is super clenched now! It's been spanked too much, and now it's clenched!"
- "Were ya turning girl? Common back!"
- "F*ck everybody!"
- "This video was brought to you by Michael Bay."
- "Am I Kawai Desu, Senpais?
- "How stinky am I?"
- "She's a stinky woman!"
- "Time to get naked, boys!"
- "Come into my gaping mouth!"
- "There's hair everywhere!"
- "Gotta get that pussy, guys!"
- "I'd f*ck a tree!"
- "I'd except being a female."
- "How many monkeys can you get?"
- "Noble approved!"
- "What's with the vagina?"
- "Laugh at my big boobies!"
- "I touched an apple inappropriately."
- "I always laugh at big titties."
- "I love butts."
- "We all eat meat."
- "Oh god, they're all coming.""
- "It's grinding time, Nepgear. Hope your butt's clenched."
- "I got 2 more girls to do here."
- "Stop resisting. You'll love it."
- "I love the clits."
- "I like full frontal nudity."
- "I like racism better."
- "Grab onto my wang. I left it open."
- "How come your wang is fragile?"
- "Hey, stop touching my ass."
- "You just planted one right on my face."
- "Joey's slowly crawling across man bodies for me here."
- "Jebus, your dick is wiggling around like crazy."
- "Grab onto something, bitch."
- "You're fisting that goat."
- "I have to grab his dong."
- "Joey, you're clasping my donger."
- "Sticky stuff is good for you."
- "Come and slip one in my mouth."
- "Masterful Masterbation."
- "Who put the facking bonkers pshaw!"
- "This is like my wet dream."
- "Look at them titties."
- "Favourite thing about my sounds."
- "That just went from 0 to fuck."
- "What is that cat doing inside that mouth?"
- "I'm gonna stick this up my bumhole."
- "The most serious sexual potato chip eating you will ever experience."
- "How you've been doing Mr. dick?"
- "Do you remember who I am?"
- "Oh, we get to take his virginity together guys."
- "No more gay assassination."
- "Oh gawd, not the fart."
- "A fart dubstep.....that fixes everything."
- "We're gonna be exposed together!"
- "What's with the rocket ship?"
- "Can you walk on your nipples?"
- "I could also maybe see Subaru as the black thing in between the both of them."
- "Yes, I am a pervert."
- "And now she's ready to be touched"
- "You killed a clown."
- "When you get eyes and attention, people tend to wanna poke at you more."
- "Not everything has to be anime."
- "I'm gonna pet that puss."
- "That's a nice butt, though."
- "Steal those panties, boy."
- "There's nothing wrong with panties."
- "They just don't stop coming."
- "Would you fack a cat?"
- "I ain't facking a pig."
- "I need some facking bishi's in this bitch."
- "You're making it so hard."
- "Those are really really pretty boys."
- "That is a good suck."
- "Buttfuck me."
- "Here comes a giant fucking monkey."
- "I would be orgasming too if there was a Pikachu."
- "Please kiss my ass."
- "It's just a lot of him dancing and swinging his dick around."
- "You can't just fap all day."
- "I masturbate to anime girls. Do you wanna be my friend?"
- "Hey Onii-chan, do you like my sugoi penis desu?"
- "That's how she comes, okay?"
- "And then buttfack me."
- "Was I squeezing a boob there?"
- "Stick right up the butt."
- "Don't make me lick Mickey's d*ck."
- "THIS IS BAKA!"
- "Why am I laughing so hard at my face?" (Note that Noble didn't put quotation marks around this quote in his video. Most likely an error that passed him while editing)
- "Oh gawd my d*ck!"
- "I don't like dildos."
- "Is it sh!t?!"
- "I like the third Noble insertion."
- "Why am I always going everywhere and blowing up?"
- "I'm the biggest cock!"
- "You just keep coming"
- "Thank you for making me suffer through my own puns"
- "I'm aware Exodia had five pieces, but where dat six one come from?"
- "Take it off now, little girl."
- "Am I the most bearded, sexy little boy ever?"
- "It's just a face i n my gaping hole."
- "I'm gonna throw my balls in everyone's face."
- "You wanna show me that dick, you better have good grammar."
- "I am a pretty fairy."
- "I never understood the magical weaner."
- "Yes, please slap your booties."
- "I got a strap on."
- "Fuck pink toasters."
- "Just smack his dick around there. Now we're good."
- "Oh, we need to take his virginity together, guys."
- "No, don't make me milk an almond."
- "What would you wish for when you grab those balls?"
- "Don't fap too hard."
- "That was a good booytslap."
- "Touch the tiddies."
- "Why was the fart?"
- "Why is everyone chasing that pussy?"
|“||Till next time guys... Stay awesome.||”|
―Outro to his Videos