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13th May '17 11:44:28 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* BrokenBase/TwoBestFriendsPlay
26th Apr '17 11:47:42 AM gophergiggles
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** Arin's [[ACappella Beat Boxing]]. He tends to use the exact same beat every time he does it and is ''notoriously'' bad at it. This means you either find it funny as hell, or cringing at literal [[MostAnnoyingSound ear poison]] being spat into the microphone. Pretty much the only thing fans universally agree upon is that at least it's not his [[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor Grubba voice]], which was so universally disliked the grumps actually mentioned all the angry comments in a later episode... and then [[TrollingCreator continued to do the voice just for fun]].
16th Apr '17 10:54:02 PM Bastian24
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* BrokenBase/DeathBattle


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10th Apr '17 6:28:53 PM NightShade96
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* BrokenBase/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory
29th Mar '17 5:05:38 PM NightShade96
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* BrokenBase/AtopTheFourthWall
17th Mar '17 9:23:12 PM NightShade96
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!!Web media with their own pages
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* BrokenBase/TheNostalgiaCritic
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13th Mar '17 4:55:57 PM EverythingisAwful
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*** [[spoiler: Pyrrha's death is by far the most divisive, as many feel it was a terrible case of StuffedInTheFridge and her motivations for going to fight Cinder were confused and rather contrived. Some feel that her death was noble and heroic and was a worthy exit for the character that will motivate the others for future volumes, but others feel that it was a needlessly cruel, poorly written, and even unnecessary death.]]
** Volume 4 continues this, with some fans criticizing its very slow pace, a dark and depressing tone mixed in with out of place comedy and out of character moments, [[spoiler: Pyrrha's death still not feeling worth it]], a revelation about Qrow's Semblance coming off as rather nonsensical, and [[spoiler: Ozpin's reincarnation as Oscar being seen as a very questionable and odd move.]] However many fans still praise the volume for its wonderful animation, epic fight scenes, creepy Grimm designs, voice acting, new characters, and world building, with special acclaim, even among those who hate the direction the story is going, to Ren and Nora's backstory.
12th Mar '17 2:07:17 PM nombretomado
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* 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.

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* 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 Creator/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.
27th Feb '17 7:06:31 PM nombretomado
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** Ironically, the LiveJournal fans, which are far kinder, appear to average between three and four new topics a month, while the KeenSpot forum (the most vocal hatedom) has an active community and posts a thread for every new comic strip. It was debated whether Mookie was hanging a lampshade on his fans with Gregory Deegan's line at the end of [[http://dominic-deegan.com/view.php?date=2010-06-08 this strip]].

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** Ironically, the LiveJournal Website/LiveJournal fans, which are far kinder, appear to average between three and four new topics a month, while the KeenSpot forum (the most vocal hatedom) has an active community and posts a thread for every new comic strip. It was debated whether Mookie was hanging a lampshade on his fans with Gregory Deegan's line at the end of [[http://dominic-deegan.com/view.php?date=2010-06-08 this strip]].
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.
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