“Remember Lads, Subscribe to PewDiePie”: We Need to Talk About How Domestic Terrorists are Created Online48

When I was a wide-eyed 19 year-old sophomore at the University of Hull in 2009, I had a close friend and housemate whom we shall call ‘Harry.’ Despite the wide cultural gap between this privileged Nigerian international student and the ‘third culture’ child of middle-class Chinese-Norwegian parents who spoke in an American accent, we bonded over our mutual love for girls, videogames, Chinese cuisine, internet culture and anime. Especially anime. The trouble with Harry was that while my interest in internet culture was more of the “get into arguments with strangers on Facebook comment sections” type, he had an obsession

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