That Guy With The Glasses/Channel Awesome Thread

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  1. Fauna Fox

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    Welp, say what you will about the guy, but Doug Walker can certainly take a joke at his expense judging by this video.
    He has now joined Chris Chan and the creator of Freddy Freaker as "people that didn't get butthurt over Oneyplays making fun of them".
     
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    c-no autistic screeching war mascot with horse cringe

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    Outside of that changethechannel shit going against him, this makes Doug look like the better of the two screeching performers reviewers.
     
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    Wordsworth BREAKING NEWS AT THIS HOUR

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    Could someone give me a tl;dr about Lindsay Ellis? Her KF thread exploded which means, of course, every 10th post is relevant and sandwiched between endless paragraphs worth of politisperging.
     
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    For the recent thing?
    She made an offhand remark about a forgettable disney movie that nobody cared or cares about. She called it an inferior Avatar the last airbender and her fanbase exploded at her, calling her racist over it.
    9 months later she left the internet because a few people still haven't let that go.
    There really isn't anything more to it, overexplaining it any more will do a disservice to just how tiny of a controversy it is and how much of a meal she made of it.
     
  5. c-no

    c-no autistic screeching war mascot with horse cringe

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    Pretty much. She didn't like a movie about a dragon and people thought it was a racist. Just a controversy that's completely tard ass in people getting upset at a lady not liking a movie because of a stupid tweet.
     
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    What also sucks his how her retiring from the internet has effectively made everyone on her production team jobless, besides her. That being said, she was looking for an excuse to leave the internet and youtube anyway since she got a publishing deal so this was probably the most convenient excuse.
     
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    Thanks. I think people have had an itchy trigger finger with Ellis and have been waiting for her to fuck up and deemed this "good enough". That said bringing it up almost a year later and ragequitting the internet is all on her.
     
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    I'm not sure about that, the people who went after her for that tweet were mostly her own viewers with a few hangers on for the lulz. She's made a video on addressing how the people who are the first to start shit about her online are the political demographic she identifies with the most since then and now, which also just stirred up the flames on that old controversy.
    In a weird way, this whole thing has proven that Lindsey is and always has been her worst enemy
     
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    The "controversy" in March got her name trending on Twitter. I saw people, regardless of politics, taking joy in the prospect of her getting cancelled. Lindsey's unpopularity was my big takeaway because once I found out it was because she had a bad opinion about the dragon movie I didn't keep up with the drama. I knew it would be forgotten. But you said it best, she's her own worst enemy.
     
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    PigaDgrifm For every problem there's a Final Solution.

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    The funny thing to me is how she put her "I'm leaving" message up on her Patreon, so you had to pay to read it. I kind of doubt she's actually leaving for good though. There will likely be some big return of some kind in the future.
     
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    It's probably one thing to have a thread on Kiwifarms, which has a "no trolling" rule, but none of us have experienced prolonged harassment campaigns on twitter. We can go outside and touch grass whenever some idiot online tries to directly attack every personal flaw we have, but if it's all day, every day, and also your job to deal with it, it's probably a lot shittier. I'm not going to judge her for being done with it, especially when she's made it clear that she didn't enjoy being a youtuber anymore anyways.

    People like to act like she's rich enough to just get over it but like, all she has to show for her internet career is living in Long Beach, which is one of the shittier sections of LA. (Homeless people everywhere, fracking, traffic with bad roads, an ugly shipyard taking up most of the town, no actual beach to speak of, etc.) I doubt she got enough out of all this to really make it worth the trouble.
     
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    That's fair. I suppose it's easy to say she brought this on herself but truth is nobody knows what will turn the internet against you. When people attacked Doug for his video on The Wall they didn't make it about anything else. Lindsey being labeled a racist for no reason is something different entirely. Her situation is (ironically) closer to what happened with James Rolfe. Even then he wasn't attacked by his own fans but mostly by people who had never heard of him.

    There's speculation this is all a publicity stunt. I'd prefer not to think it is but I don't think she's entirely done with the internet yet. Still if she wants to move on to more productive ventures then more power to her. No use catering to an audience that's going to exaggerate or make shit up just to make you look bad.
     
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    You'd be surprised.
    Lindsey did get a full book trilogy publishing deal (1 has been released already, 2 to follow) and her youtube career has gotten her potentially thousands of confirmed buyers for both physical and Ebook. If just for kickstarting her career as an author, the youtube thing has already justified it's existence. The problem is though, that if she really has "left the internet" for good then she can't advertise or do interviews for her books, which could absolutely kill her career unless she cuts a few knots.
     
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    Is she leaving the internet or is she just quitting making videos? It's been a minute since I read the blog post so I legitimately don't remember.
     
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    she's leaving the entire internet, twitter and youtube
     
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