Sometimes, the internet can be a bizarre place. You are probably here after seeing Unus Annus trending online, or have stumbled across the Youtube videos yourself.
Unus and Annus are terms that have stemmed from a Youtube Channel formed by Markiplier and Ethan Nestor, and the premise is that the channel will be deleted in a years time.
If you’re a little bit confused, that’s because the whole idea is a little bit crazy, but don’t worry because we’ve broken it all down for you, and you can decide for yourself whether you’re an unus or an annus.
What is Unus Annus?
Unus Annus is a Youtube Channel created by Ethan Nestor and Mark Fischbach (AKA Markiplier) which will be deleted in one year’s time.
The premise of the channel is to find out which side members of society are on: are you an unus or an annus?
The caption on their first Youtube video in November 2019 read: “What would you do if you only had a year left to live? Would you squander the time you were given? Or would you make every second count? “
“In exactly 365 days this channel will be deleted along with all of the daily uploads accumulated since then. Nothing will be saved. Nothing will be reuploaded.”
The channel is a collaboration between the two creators, who upload videos about being an ‘unus’ or an ‘annus’. They explain what each term is and leave it up to the audience to decide which one they are. The audience then choose a team and can purchase merchandise representing their team.
No one is really sure what the purpose of the channel is – its main premise is that it will be deleted in a year, and that each of the hosts is on a different team (Ethan is an unus and Mark is an annus) leaving the audience to join one team.
Are you an Unus or an Annus?
The channel released two videos, one entitled ‘only Unuses can watch this video’ and one entitled ‘only anuses can watch this video’.
In the Unus video we learn that Unuses “have a kind heart, compassion, and driven nature”. When Unuses “feel the lowest of our low,” they “rise up to the tip-tip top, not letting anyone or anything get in our way”.
The host tells fans the Unus side is “superior”. Unuses are “the life of the party” and are “creative”, wearing their heart “right on their sleeve”.
The Annus video tells fans that Annuses: “Speak their truth, they let people know how they feel, they don’t let anyone walk over them — ever.”
The host claims:
“It’s so fantastic to be an annus- to have this much confidence inside your soul. To know where you’re going and how you’re gonna get there.”
The defining traits of an annus are: “Boldness, brashness, confidence.”