History BrokenBase / WebMedia

4th Dec '16 3:21:21 PM TVT1234
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* Speaking of ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''...
** The "Breaking Wind" episode. Is the episode genuinely funny or extremely abysmal due to the use of a fart joke? Is the inclusion of a ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' parody (the book that Splendid is reading) a good mockery of the book/film or [[FanDumb massively implying that the creators are actually interested in]] ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''? It doesn't help that it has similarity to Craig Moss's film that shares the same name as the episode, as both rely on ToiletHumor and gives a TakeThat to ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', which are both criticized by viewers.
** [[OfficialFanSubmittedContent Truffles' Video Bomb Competition]]. Is this the sign that the creators have finally opened up to adding [[OriginalCharacter fan characters]] in an upcoming episode (albeit only one-time cameo like [[TheCameo Truffles]] himself), allowing the fans to finally see them in the official HTF style, or does this actually mean that Mondo is running out of ideas yet again? As mentioned before, to be fair, the winning character only ends up having a cameo appearance, while a few others that didn't end up in digital trading cards for everyone to see (only in the first event, though), but this still doesn't change the fact that there are many fans who are against this event.
*** For that matter, the fact that the voting is based on the number of Website/{{Facebook}} "likes" pretty much stirred up the fanbase, as not everyone uses Facebook. The less "social" ones (hurts even more if the character is very well-made) end up very unlikely to reach more than single-digit likes.
*** Really Good Unicornius joining the event. To explain: Unicornius is an [[StylisticSuck intentionally poorly-drawn unicorn]] made by Oliver Age 24, who also has a channel on Mondo focusing on "How to Draw" various characters from well-known franchises in the same ugly style. There were many problems caused by this single character: '''1.''' It's made by a person who is also part of Mondo, meaning that he could pretty much take advantage of the Facebook likes due to already gaining exposure from his videos. '''2.''' It managed to stay in the first place for a long time because of the previous problem, meaning that it's meaningless for the HTF fans to join in (until the HTF crew balanced things out by also letting the second place to be included). '''3.''' [[FanDumb The fans are worried that MLP ended up spreading to their beloved show, thanks to Unicornius being, well, a "magical" unicorn]]. A few HTF fans, however, don't mind seeing the unicorn joining in, both for being a "troll"-ish submission and for having a NonStandardCharacterDesign, hoping to see him getting the "HTF style" treatment... but the latter didn't happen, he kept his badly-drawn look and sloppy animation, causing more outburst (even more so after seeing Tricksy (who placed second), who actually looks like he belongs in the show, a few scenes earlier).
** The Love Bite short "On My Mind", especially for the shippers. It got to the point when its ''storyboard'' was first revealed, one fan was disillusioned enough to think that Giggles is Flaky with a bow, and when the short was finally released, the same fan probably thought "[[DieForOurShip Flippy killed Giggles because Flaky is still his one true love]]".
** The infamous [[ScheduleSlip hiatus period]] soon after "See You Later, Elevator" was released. The ScheduleSlip itself actually happened since 2010 (or probably much earlier), when there were only 3 episodes released that year, with one of them featuring new characters. Year 2011 got a lot of flak from the HTF fans for the (formerly unseen on the website) HTF Break shorts which mostly end with [[{{Cancellation}} "Happy Tree Friends is dead!"]]. The BrokenBase part of this issue: There are some fans (especially former fans) who thought that the show needs to finally end because they're tired of it and the show suffering from SeasonalRot, while other fans would like the show to continue, especially to expand more of Lammy and Mr. Pickels' character, as they only appeared in one episode that time. It even hurts that the Break "Happy New Year" (also an old HTF Break never seen before on the website) promised more new content yet the same year only provides '''one''' new, proper episode (and it's a Christmas special).
** Related to the above matter, the special "comeback" episode itself. "Clause for Concern" is the only proper episode released in 2011 to begin the end of the show's temporary hiatus. Fans are glad to see the show finally coming back, but the BaitAndSwitch-y nature of the episode, which makes the episode pretty much "bloodless" except for TheStinger, managed to stir up the fanbase once again. It doesn't help that the only death happening there seems to be rather uninspired. On the other hand, most former fans are not happy with the announcement of the episode, preferring the show to stay "dead".
** ''Deadeye Derby'' being iOS-only. Not everyone has an iPhone/iPad, and the fact that there's no announcement for other smartphone platform ports pretty much screws the poor fans over. It doesn't help that it, like ''Slap Happy'' (also iOS-only), cannot be played on the web.
** A minor one: [=FatKat=]'s appearance in the HTF Break short "Take Your Seat". Due to his appearance being nearly similar to a typical fan character (doesn't help that part of his head and a little bit of his shirt are the only parts visible), most fans (and former fans) call Mondo out for stealing the character and flame the creator of the supposedly-similar character for having the character featured, while other fans see him as an EnsembleDarkhorse. Others mostly don't care, because the arguing fans are in the wrong anyway ([=FatKat=] is the mascot of an animation studio).
** The [[CaptionHumor BlurB!]] episodes. Some fans like the humor and references provided by the captions, especially when the caption goes into LampshadeHanging regarding the show's/the "[=BlurB=]"-ed episode's nature. Others see them as pointless [[{{Filler}} filler]] and are not worth watching at all.
** Vote or Die, an event where fans got to vote for a new HTF character (in this case, between Lammy and Mr. Pickels versus Truffles). It was at first, an [[AprilFoolsDay April Fools']] joke (as shown in the "fake" results where Lumpy "won" instead), only during a later date, the voting results turned out to be true, with Lammy and Mr. Pickels winning. There are issues with this: '''1.''' The winning duo became {{Base Breaking Character}}s. '''2.''' Even before the voting was done, some fans would rather have all three to join in the show instead of having one of them kicked out and became TheCameo. '''3.''' Lastly, there are few fans who would rather keep the Vote or Die event as a proper April Fools' joke, and usually pretend that the three characters never exist in the show.
** In general, the show's community is divided into several groups: Regular fans who enjoy the show for what it is, fans who consider everything related to the show and/or its fanbase as SeriousBusiness, [[{{Shipping}} fans who are more interested in character relationships than the show's actual premise]], [[DarkerAndEdgier fans who prefer grimdark fanworks of the show instead of]] [[BlackComedy black comedy ones]] (this explains the difficulty in finding the latter fanworks), fans who are more interested in creating [[OriginalCharacter fan characters]] (SturgeonsLaw is in full effect here; and the same can be said to fans who like crossovers), fans who only prefer the bloodless side of the show, and the so-called "former fans" (may overlap with [[{{Troll}} trolls]]). The last of these is in quotation marks because unlike the other former fans that simply moved on and occasionally remember a bit about the show but simply treat it as one of their old interests, the other "former fans" either: 1) [[TookALevelInJerkass Have a huge pride of not liking the show anymore and usually being a jerk to his/her friends who are still interested]] (the equivalent would be "avoiding the show like a plague"). 2) They take advantage from knowing the show to search for (mostly) clueless fans to be ridiculed, mock the show and its fanbase, and make parody fanart that are usually based on the first two objectives mentioned before, usually to garner as much InternetBackdraft as possible.
1st Sep '16 8:27:07 PM MiinU
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* ''Webcomic/VampireCheerleaders'' fanbase was divided between those who favored [[Webcomic/ParanormalMysterySquad the PMS crew]] and the comic's Site/{{Facebook}} community, who [[RootingForTheEmpire favored the cheerleaders.]] The second group accounted for the larger part of the fandom. So when the ''"Vampire Cheerleaders Must Die!"'' arc cast Lori and her coven as villains, they dropped the comic; causing it to lose much of its ad revenue and resulted in the comic ending prematurely, [[AbortedArc due to Vol.4 being cut.]]

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* ''Webcomic/VampireCheerleaders'' fanbase was divided between those who favored [[Webcomic/ParanormalMysterySquad the PMS crew]] and the comic's Site/{{Facebook}} Website/{{Facebook}} community, who [[RootingForTheEmpire favored the cheerleaders.]] The second group accounted for the larger part of the fandom. So when the ''"Vampire Cheerleaders Must Die!"'' arc cast Lori and her coven as villains, they dropped the comic; causing it to lose much of its ad revenue and resulted in the comic ending prematurely, [[AbortedArc due to Vol.4 being cut.]]
1st Sep '16 8:23:32 PM MiinU
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* ''Webcomic/VampireCheerleaders'' fanbase was divided between those who favored [[Webcomic/ParanormalMysteriousSquad the PMS crew]] and the comic's Site/{{Facebook}} community, who [[RootingForTheEmpire favored the cheerleaders.]] The second group accounted for the larger part of the fandom. So when the ''"Vampire Cheerleaders Must Die!"'' arc cast Lori and her coven as villains, they dropped the comic; causing it to lose much of its ad revenue and resulted in the comic ending prematurely, [[AbortedArc due to Vol.4 being cut.]]

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* ''Webcomic/VampireCheerleaders'' fanbase was divided between those who favored [[Webcomic/ParanormalMysteriousSquad [[Webcomic/ParanormalMysterySquad the PMS crew]] and the comic's Site/{{Facebook}} community, who [[RootingForTheEmpire favored the cheerleaders.]] The second group accounted for the larger part of the fandom. So when the ''"Vampire Cheerleaders Must Die!"'' arc cast Lori and her coven as villains, they dropped the comic; causing it to lose much of its ad revenue and resulted in the comic ending prematurely, [[AbortedArc due to Vol.4 being cut.]]
1st Sep '16 8:21:44 PM MiinU
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*''Webcomic/VampireCheerleaders'' fanbase was divided between those who favored [[Webcomic/ParanormalMysteriousSquad the PMS crew]] and the comic's Site/{{Facebook}} community, who [[RootingForTheEmpire favored the cheerleaders.]] The second group accounted for the larger part of the fandom. So when the ''"Vampire Cheerleaders Must Die!"'' arc cast Lori and her coven as villains, they dropped the comic; causing it to lose much of its ad revenue and resulted in the comic ending prematurely, [[AbortedArc due to Vol.4 being cut.]]
6th Apr '16 1:32:15 PM Atlasth3rd
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* Episode Three of "Podcast/AliceIsntDead" begins with a trigger warning, one that specifically states that [[spoiler:someone gets attacked in the episode.]] Trigger warnings in work are a controversial topic already, but many fans found that this one in particular spoiled a potentially great JumpScare. Others thought found that the warning was warranted by the content.
17th Feb '16 5:35:51 AM bleach246
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** Once the series officially hit it's CerebusSyndrome in Volume 3 there are now arguments about whether or not the series has gone too far in becoming DarkerAndEdgier. By the end of the volume three recurring characters are dead ([[spoiler: Penny, Torchwick and Pyrrha]]), [[spoiler: Beacon Academy has been destroyed, Ozpin has disappeared, Yang's [[AnArmAndALeg arm was sliced off]] and Team RWBY has been disbanded]]. For one half of the fandom these twists have caused DarknessInducedAudienceApathy to occur, the other half however feel that these twists give a lot more weight to the story and have made said fans more invested in the series.
2nd Feb '16 12:45:39 PM Arcana4th
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** Many fans disliked how the second season started to bring in more romance to the plot. Including Blake and Sun's ShipTease and the chain of UnrequitedLove between Pyrrha, Jaune, Weiss, Neptune and Yang. They saw it as the series becoming a school romance akin of Shoujo manga.
** Though a minor example, Jaune can be seen as this. Many fans believe he steals too much screentime from everybody on his team, and sometimes even team RWBY, and gets way more CharacterDevelopment than other characters that fans wanted to see too, such as Pyrrha.
10th Jan '16 7:34:19 PM randomtroper89
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* Youtuber Danger Dolan expanded from being a one man operation into a small company, and as such, Dolan chose to hire people to narrate videos as his time was otherwise occupied. This has led to no end of people bitching about how much they hate certain narrators, while others know that the scripts would be exactly the same even if Dolan was the narrator and understand why this was done.

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* Youtuber Danger Planet Dolan expanded from being a one man operation into a small company, and as such, Dolan chose to hire people to narrate videos as his time was otherwise occupied. This has led to no end of people bitching about how much they hate certain narrators, while others know that the scripts would be exactly the same even if Dolan was the narrator and understand why this was done.
12th Dec '15 5:53:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* SmashBrosLawl developed this over time. Once the Post-Morgan Era started, many complained about the firing of the [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl announcer]], especially in regards to MorganFreeman being the announcer, the detractors mainly finding the sentence mixing to not be as amusing as that of the Brawl announcer. The creator took notice, and revealed WillSmith as an announcer earlier than intended, in order to appease the fanbase.

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* SmashBrosLawl WebAnimation/SmashBrosLawl developed this over time. Once the Post-Morgan Era started, many complained about the firing of the [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl announcer]], especially in regards to MorganFreeman being the announcer, the detractors mainly finding the sentence mixing to not be as amusing as that of the Brawl announcer. The creator took notice, and revealed WillSmith as an announcer earlier than intended, in order to appease the fanbase.
23rd Aug '15 11:16:56 PM heretoeditisall
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** There is also a divide over Onstad's subscription service- some felt he had the right to monetize and charge money for premium comic content, while others felt it was a slap in the fact to have to pay for what used to be free. The punch came when Roast Beef's wedding was made subscriber-exclusive whiel the free daily readers only got a single comic of random preview panels.


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* Youtuber Danger Dolan expanded from being a one man operation into a small company, and as such, Dolan chose to hire people to narrate videos as his time was otherwise occupied. This has led to no end of people bitching about how much they hate certain narrators, while others know that the scripts would be exactly the same even if Dolan was the narrator and understand why this was done.
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