History Fridge / TheNostalgiaChick

1st Feb '15 9:28:06 PM johnnyfog
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* The Nostagia Chick / WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows relationship. Not the real-life one (whatever it is), but the characters. It makes sense that Chick would be irrationally attracted to Todd, and not just because of the mirroring of his WebVideo/ObscurusLupa worship. The idea is that she is portrayed as a highly insecure closet fangirl with...issues. So of course she would be attracted to the mysterious dark(ish) stranger that came out of nowhere who is emotionally unavailable and constantly dismissive of her feelings. It is a deconstruction of AllGirlsWantBadBoys, only it is less "good girl" and "bad boy", and more just severely messed up people (the characters, mind you). This makes a hell of a lot more sense after the ''Grease 2'' review, which highlights it beautifully.

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* The Nostagia Chick / WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows relationship. Not the real-life one (whatever it is), but the characters. It makes sense that Chick would be irrationally attracted to Todd, and not just because of the mirroring of his WebVideo/ObscurusLupa [[Creator/AllisonPregler Lupa]] worship. The idea is that she is portrayed as a highly insecure closet fangirl with...issues. So of course she would be attracted to the mysterious dark(ish) stranger that came out of nowhere who is emotionally unavailable and constantly dismissive of her feelings. It is a deconstruction of AllGirlsWantBadBoys, only it is less "good girl" and "bad boy", and more just severely messed up people (the characters, mind you). This makes a hell of a lot more sense after the ''Grease 2'' review, which highlights it beautifully.
14th Apr '13 4:42:33 PM DrImpossible
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* She praises her coffee in the ''YouveGotMail'' review as a glorious mix of stimulants and depressants all in one cup. Making a habit of mixing stimulants and depressants together (which you could see her doing) can result in coma, heart attack or death.
1st Dec '12 9:24:05 PM erforce
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* She got a fair amount of heat for her gay jokes in ''TheFifthElement''. But think about it, she's an obvious YaoiFangirl when it comes to attractive men (or {{Foe Yay}}ing furries, whatever) and Lindsay said in her ''X-Men'' review that the Chick is supposed to be a parody of fangirls who hate themselves. It would make sense that she's an awful slash fan too, only being interested when she can get off to it and not at any other time.

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* She got a fair amount of heat for her gay jokes in ''TheFifthElement''.''Film/TheFifthElement''. But think about it, she's an obvious YaoiFangirl when it comes to attractive men (or {{Foe Yay}}ing furries, whatever) and Lindsay said in her ''X-Men'' review that the Chick is supposed to be a parody of fangirls who hate themselves. It would make sense that she's an awful slash fan too, only being interested when she can get off to it and not at any other time.
11th Sep '12 11:36:20 PM Antwan
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* Like other... entitled members of the fandom, I was slightly disappointed when TheNostalgiaChick stopped doing just girly movies and started doing her own thing. "What's the point of a DistaffCounterpart if they don't the opposite kind of movies to each other?" But after watching more closely, especially the later episodes with Nella, it became clear that she and the Critic are more alike than ever. They both had AbusiveParents that they still have issues over, she got sexually abused while he got stalked and raped on his prom night. She abuses her friends to boost her self-esteem, he abuses his subordinates because he's ridiculously insecure. They both love fighting, they'll never stop poking at each other (while having small signs of affection between the FoeYay), they both will throw away any morals to get [[{{Kickassia}} power]]. [[CaptainObvious She's a bitch, he's a douche, and they're both a therapist's wet dream.]] And their differences are interesting too; he's stuck like a openly emotional twelve year old boy, she acts like she doesn't care about anything. She's dominating and forever in control while he always ends up a submissive victim. You could do a paper on those two!

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* Like other... entitled members of the fandom, I was slightly disappointed when TheNostalgiaChick LetsPlay/TheNostalgiaChick stopped doing just girly movies and started doing her own thing. "What's the point of a DistaffCounterpart if they don't the opposite kind of movies to each other?" But after watching more closely, especially the later episodes with Nella, it became clear that she and the Critic are more alike than ever. They both had AbusiveParents that they still have issues over, she got sexually abused while he got stalked and raped on his prom night. She abuses her friends to boost her self-esteem, he abuses his subordinates because he's ridiculously insecure. They both love fighting, they'll never stop poking at each other (while having small signs of affection between the FoeYay), they both will throw away any morals to get [[{{Kickassia}} [[WebVideo/{{Kickassia}} power]]. [[CaptainObvious She's a bitch, he's a douche, and they're both a therapist's wet dream.]] And their differences are interesting too; he's stuck like a openly emotional twelve year old boy, she acts like she doesn't care about anything. She's dominating and forever in control while he always ends up a submissive victim. You could do a paper on those two!



* The Nostagia Chick / ToddInTheShadows relationship. Not the real-life one (whatever it is), but the characters. It makes sense that Chick would be irrationally attracted to Todd, and not just because of the mirroring of his ObscurusLupa worship. The idea is that she is portrayed as a highly insecure closet fangirl with...issues. So of course she would be attracted to the mysterious dark(ish) stranger that came out of nowhere who is emotionally unavailable and constantly dismissive of her feelings. It is a deconstruction of AllGirlsWantBadBoys, only it is less "good girl" and "bad boy", and more just severely messed up people (the characters, mind you). This makes a hell of a lot more sense after the ''Grease 2'' review, which highlights it beautifully.
** Same troper here. I just got hit with a massive case of Fridge from her Top 10 Songs About F**king (from Musicals) video, where she says that people made note of all the recent ''musicals'' in her reviews. Of course, [[BlatantLies she angrily denies any connection to that trend and the presence of]] ToddInTheShadows.

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* The Nostagia Chick / ToddInTheShadows WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows relationship. Not the real-life one (whatever it is), but the characters. It makes sense that Chick would be irrationally attracted to Todd, and not just because of the mirroring of his ObscurusLupa WebVideo/ObscurusLupa worship. The idea is that she is portrayed as a highly insecure closet fangirl with...issues. So of course she would be attracted to the mysterious dark(ish) stranger that came out of nowhere who is emotionally unavailable and constantly dismissive of her feelings. It is a deconstruction of AllGirlsWantBadBoys, only it is less "good girl" and "bad boy", and more just severely messed up people (the characters, mind you). This makes a hell of a lot more sense after the ''Grease 2'' review, which highlights it beautifully.
** Same troper here. I just got hit with a massive case of Fridge from her Top 10 Songs About F**king (from Musicals) video, where she says that people made note of all the recent ''musicals'' in her reviews. Of course, [[BlatantLies she angrily denies any connection to that trend and the presence of]] ToddInTheShadows.WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows.
11th Aug '12 1:02:18 PM nombretomado
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* Her review of ''TheLastUnicorn'' was complained about for a variety of reasons. But if you put aside the actual quality, it's a good episode to showcase her faults. Examples! She thinks she knows everything, so she figures she can get away with trying to review it when she hasn't seen it in ages. She complains about love being a weakness two episodes after she learned Critic wanted her to be happy and they hugged. She hates fangirls, but her ego likes a fangirl of her laughing at everything she says. She says she's too cynical to believe in fantasy stuff, but here she is, looking for a unicorn.

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* Her review of ''TheLastUnicorn'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'' was complained about for a variety of reasons. But if you put aside the actual quality, it's a good episode to showcase her faults. Examples! She thinks she knows everything, so she figures she can get away with trying to review it when she hasn't seen it in ages. She complains about love being a weakness two episodes after she learned Critic wanted her to be happy and they hugged. She hates fangirls, but her ego likes a fangirl of her laughing at everything she says. She says she's too cynical to believe in fantasy stuff, but here she is, looking for a unicorn.
18th Jun '12 4:45:56 PM 6635
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* Her review of ''TheLastUnicorn'' was complained about for a variety of reasons. But if you put aside the actual quality, it's a good episode to showcase her faults. Examples! She thinks she knows everything, so she figures she can get away with trying to review it when she hasn't seen it in ages. She complains about love being a weakness two episodes after she learned Critic wanted her to be happy and they hugged. She hates fangirls, but her ego likes a fangirl of her laughing at everything she says. She says she's too cynical to believe in fantasy stuff, but here she is, looking for a unicorn.
16th May '12 9:08:08 PM nombretomado
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* Somewhat related, people are wondering why she suddenly DoesNotLikeMen when she's called out shows for {{Double Standard}}s before. But think about it this way, the character is well-established as a {{hypocrite}} who either doesn't know or doesn't care that her crap actually effects people, so just because she sees that other people are wrong doesn't mean that she sees it in herself. And secondly, this is a woman who has Daddy issues, almost no empathy, got molested by her uncle, ''owns a'' ''SexBot'', makes prostitute jokes to a [[TheSpoonyExperiment guy]] she's tied up for no reason and her way of dealing with the Critic (who, by the way, is probably her healthiest relationship with a male and that should tell you something) annoying her is to chloroform him, hinting heavily that it's sexually fun. You ''really'' think she's ever had a healthy relationship with the gender?

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* Somewhat related, people are wondering why she suddenly DoesNotLikeMen when she's called out shows for {{Double Standard}}s before. But think about it this way, the character is well-established as a {{hypocrite}} who either doesn't know or doesn't care that her crap actually effects people, so just because she sees that other people are wrong doesn't mean that she sees it in herself. And secondly, this is a woman who has Daddy issues, almost no empathy, got molested by her uncle, ''owns a'' ''SexBot'', makes prostitute jokes to a [[TheSpoonyExperiment [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment guy]] she's tied up for no reason and her way of dealing with the Critic (who, by the way, is probably her healthiest relationship with a male and that should tell you something) annoying her is to chloroform him, hinting heavily that it's sexually fun. You ''really'' think she's ever had a healthy relationship with the gender?
1st May '12 9:45:46 AM 6635
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* She praises her coffee in the ''YouveGotMail'' review as a glorious mix of stimulants and depressants all in one cup. Making a habit of mixing stimulants and depressants together (which you could see her doing) can result in coma, heart attack or death.

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* She praises her coffee in the ''YouveGotMail'' review as a glorious mix of stimulants and depressants all in one cup. Making a habit of mixing stimulants and depressants together (which you could see her doing) can result in coma, heart attack or death.death.
* She's kidnapped Todd, at the very least sexually harassed him in his sleep, tried to kill Lupa, stolen his stuff, called him constantly when he's not interested, wouldn't mind making love to him if he were dead and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking broken her rules about not crying because it would smear her make-up]]. Just what exactly can she can do next that's even worse than the above list?
1st May '12 8:12:58 AM waspf
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** During this crossover and MoulinRouge, the Chick has shown Todd's not even on her mind when she's with the Critic (in sharp contrast to every other time). He only got mentioned in the latter review because Critic expressed disbelief that a woman would act like an idiot to seduce a guy and called the Chick out on being a BadLiar, and the former review just had her wearing his hoodie when she was alone.
30th Apr '12 12:45:42 PM classuc
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** Also a nice point: throughout the review there were a lot of shots where they're very close to touching. In the above conversation though, they're never in the same camera frame, like they want/need to be as far away from each other as possible. But then in the song, where they're comfortably arguing, they've gone back to their usual NoSenseOfPersonalSpace modes.
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