History SeinfeldIsUnfunny / WebOriginal

19th Mar '17 9:36:54 AM nombretomado
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* UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash movies. Browse any website full of them and then point out how many cartoons that were "hot stuff" back when they were made now seem rather generic, loosely drawn, or poorly animated. Especially sites like {{Newgrounds}}.

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* UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash movies. Browse any website full of them and then point out how many cartoons that were "hot stuff" back when they were made now seem rather generic, loosely drawn, or poorly animated. Especially sites like {{Newgrounds}}.Website/{{Newgrounds}}.
16th Jan '17 4:40:57 PM TVT1234
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* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''
** While [[SubvertedKidsShow subverted kids shows]] that depict cute and innocent characters getting into horrible mishaps aren't even rare back then as the show was released during the early days of public internet (see various Flash websites with [[FollowTheLeader this type of content]]), viewers see this show as having a slightly more unique spin of the BlackComedy genre by having an entirely [[SugarBowl innocent-looking world and characters]] (enough to trick young children into watching) that only serve as the lead-up to the "shock" moments involving lots of blood and gore. However, ask any people nowadays and they usually see HTF as "just another parody kids show only relying on shock value".
** Even specific fandom trends suffer from this. Of note are the [[OriginalCharacter fan character]] Ale and more elaborate takes on stories involving this show.
*** Ale, first and foremost, was a fan character so popular, fans tended to [[WordOfDante mistake her for a canon character]]. But then [[FollowTheLeader more fan characters with her basic template]] (often female; wears military outfit or, if not, more complex-looking outfit compared to even the [[FullyDressedCartoonAnimal fully-clothed canon characters]]; can flip out like Flippy; often made as a SelfInsert to [[WishFulfillment be with Flippy]]) show up, and the term "Flippy-sue" is coined as a protest against this practice. Her creator later considered her work as an OldShame and no longer allowed anyone to involve Ale in their HTF fanworks. Even then, the Flippy-sue trend is still going on as part of SturgeonsLaw, which often tires the fans and is usually the main point raised when criticizing the fanbase.
*** Elaborate stories involving HTF. Back then, this was a popular way of expanding the show in fanworks (see (now-retired) zolrac3005's works as a more popular example, which is helped by his ability to apply that to his near-show-perfect Flash animation). It also helps that the show has (almost) negative continuity, allowing fans to have their freedom in developing their own HTF stories. Fan characters are often involved, but back then they were mostly acceptable (SturgeonsLaw is still strong even back then, however). But ClicheStorm and a flood of poorly-made fan characters occurred, causing fans to complain that said stories made the show look InNameOnly. Nowadays, fans still have their own takes on complex HTF stories, but it's rare for them to get any sort of praise, even the ones that involve exclusively the canon cast.
10th Jan '17 6:23:36 PM nombretomado
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* TheAbridgedSeries phenomenon. When LittleKuriboh debuted ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', the format of re-editing a series into mini-episodes and the style of quirky, self-referential {{parody}} were fairly original and amusing, and while {{Gag Dub}}s were certainly not anything new, ''YGOTAS'' massively popularized them. Nowadays, there are so many imitators that neither the format nor the humor seem innovative anymore.
** Even then, the GagDub and AffectionateParody of many popular series [[OlderThanTheyThink was already a VERY old trope by the time LittleKuriboh started recording his voice over everything]]. With the advent (and subsequent popularization) of TheAbridgedSeries, old UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash movies like "Dragon Ball Z in a Nutshell" and "A Mile a Minute Star Wars" (both considered quite popular and humorous, which use many of the tropes that TheAbridgedSeries now use) now seem like imitators... of ''poorly done'' abridged series.

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* TheAbridgedSeries phenomenon. When LittleKuriboh Creator/LittleKuriboh debuted ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', the format of re-editing a series into mini-episodes and the style of quirky, self-referential {{parody}} were fairly original and amusing, and while {{Gag Dub}}s were certainly not anything new, ''YGOTAS'' massively popularized them. Nowadays, there are so many imitators that neither the format nor the humor seem innovative anymore.
** Even then, the GagDub and AffectionateParody of many popular series [[OlderThanTheyThink was already a VERY old trope by the time LittleKuriboh [=LittleKuriboh=] started recording his voice over everything]]. With the advent (and subsequent popularization) of TheAbridgedSeries, old UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash movies like "Dragon Ball Z in a Nutshell" and "A Mile a Minute Star Wars" (both considered quite popular and humorous, which use many of the tropes that TheAbridgedSeries now use) now seem like imitators... of ''poorly done'' abridged series.
4th Dec '16 3:31:34 PM TVT1234
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* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''
** While [[SubvertedKidsShow subverted kids shows]] that depict cute and innocent characters getting into horrible mishaps aren't even rare back then as the show was released during the early days of public internet (see various Flash websites with [[FollowTheLeader this type of content]]), viewers see this show as having a slightly more unique spin of the BlackComedy genre by having an entirely [[SugarBowl innocent-looking world and characters]] (enough to trick young children into watching) that only serve as the lead-up to the "shock" moments involving lots of blood and gore. However, ask any people nowadays and they usually see HTF as "just another parody kids show only relying on shock value".
** Even specific fandom trends suffer from this. Of note are the [[OriginalCharacter fan character]] Ale and more elaborate takes on stories involving this show.
*** Ale, first and foremost, was a fan character so popular, fans tended to [[WordOfDante mistake her for a canon character]]. But then [[FollowTheLeader more fan characters with her basic template]] (often female; wears military outfit or, if not, more complex-looking outfit compared to even the [[FullyDressedCartoonAnimal fully-clothed canon characters]]; can flip out like Flippy; often made as a SelfInsert to [[WishFulfillment be with Flippy]]) show up, and the term "Flippy-sue" is coined as a protest against this practice. Her creator later considered her work as an OldShame and no longer allowed anyone to involve Ale in their HTF fanworks. Even then, the Flippy-sue trend is still going on as part of SturgeonsLaw, which often tires the fans and is usually the main point raised when criticizing the fanbase.
*** Elaborate stories involving HTF. Back then, this was a popular way of expanding the show in fanworks (see (now-retired) zolrac3005's works as a more popular example, which is helped by his ability to apply that to his near-show-perfect Flash animation). It also helps that the show has (almost) negative continuity, allowing fans to have their freedom in developing their own HTF stories. Fan characters are often involved, but back then they were mostly acceptable (SturgeonsLaw is still strong even back then, however). But ClicheStorm and a flood of poorly-made fan characters occurred, causing fans to complain that said stories made the show look InNameOnly. Nowadays, fans still have their own takes on complex HTF stories, but it's rare for them to get any sort of praise, even the ones that involve exclusively the canon cast.
7th Nov '16 8:07:26 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** However, this proved unsustainable. With most of the big names leaving the site, many listing the experience of making those films as major reasons (it was fairly expensive for them to participate and they didn't get a piece of the sales, plus the general high stress involved in throwing such long productions together in a few days). The next year's special WebVideo/TheUncannyValley was just a collection of small shorts put together by different contributors, and afterwards they were abandoned altogether.
24th Oct '16 5:14:25 PM nombretomado
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* In the very early days of online video game walkthroughs, a GameFAQs user known as Kao Megura (whose real name was Chris [=MacDonald=]) was an absolute legend. He became famous for his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' FAQ, which was the game's first English walkthrough, and thus, the one most people clicked on when they looked it up- and besides that, it was very organized and well-written. He wrote many more guides in the same style, and gave lots of advice and assistance to other FAQ writers.... but since literally ''everyone'' used his ideas, there is no longer anything special about his guides. [=MacDonald=] died in 2004, so most gamers haven't even heard of him, even those who are very active in the [=GameFAQs=] community.
** GameFAQs in general, and other websites dedicated to written walkthroughs and cheatcodes, got hit hard with this with the rise of Youtube. Once it became popular to upload recorded gameplay online, gamers took to watching video walkthroughs instead of reading.

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* In the very early days of online video game walkthroughs, a GameFAQs Website/GameFAQs user known as Kao Megura (whose real name was Chris [=MacDonald=]) was an absolute legend. He became famous for his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' FAQ, which was the game's first English walkthrough, and thus, the one most people clicked on when they looked it up- and besides that, it was very organized and well-written. He wrote many more guides in the same style, and gave lots of advice and assistance to other FAQ writers.... but since literally ''everyone'' used his ideas, there is no longer anything special about his guides. [=MacDonald=] died in 2004, so most gamers haven't even heard of him, even those who are very active in the [=GameFAQs=] community.
** GameFAQs [=GameFAQs=] in general, and other websites dedicated to written walkthroughs and cheatcodes, got hit hard with this with the rise of Youtube. Once it became popular to upload recorded gameplay online, gamers took to watching video walkthroughs instead of reading.
24th Aug '16 3:06:11 PM Redmess
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** Another blow to the written walkthrough format is the rise of wiki software, modeled on Wikipedia, which gave rise to every game (or game series) having its own dedicated wiki, with wikis of major titles offering far more information than even the most detailed written walkthroughs did.
22nd Aug '16 2:01:40 PM rjd1922
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* WebVideo/FiveSecondFilms' schtick comes off as this, now that anyone can make regular ''six''-second videos on Vine.

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* WebVideo/FiveSecondFilms' schtick comes off as this, now that anyone can make regular ''six''-second videos on Vine.Website/{{Vine}}.
22nd Aug '16 1:58:16 PM rjd1922
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* Once upon a time, an ambitious user of Garry's Mod made the first StylisticSuck movie from the program. Suddenly, ''everyone'' thought this was the only way to animate in Garry's Mod. However, after some genuinely good uses of the program, most people started to see "Heavy flails his arms around and dies" videos as old-hat, or at least from a bygone era.

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* Once upon a time, an ambitious user of Garry's Mod ''VideoGame/GarrysMod'' made the first StylisticSuck movie from the program. Suddenly, ''everyone'' thought this was the only way to animate in Garry's Mod.''Garry's Mod''. However, after some genuinely good uses of the program, most people started to see "Heavy flails his arms around and dies" videos as old-hat, or at least from a bygone era.



* FiveSecondFilms' schtick comes off as this, now that anyone can make regular ''six''-second videos on Vine.

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* FiveSecondFilms' WebVideo/FiveSecondFilms' schtick comes off as this, now that anyone can make regular ''six''-second videos on Vine.
1st Aug '16 4:48:52 PM Nicoaln
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** Lampshaded by an early author of Creepypasta:
--> ''"I feel so... above Sim Albert. At the time, it was intended to be a deconstruction of typical video game creepypastas - but now we have those called 'Feelspasta' these days. Instead of a ghost breaking the game engine freaking the player with stock freaky imagery (Photo-realistic eyes, hyper-realistic blood, random satanic symbols), the ghost adheres to the game's engine much like BEN Drowned and the game's logic much like Pokémon Black the pirated version. The twist was, like a few other creepypastas such as Jessica and Love, that the creepiness is actually a benign thing. These days people just categorize them into Feelspasta or whatever you call them - but in the day, it was kind of different to browse stories about knife-wielding psychopaths only to find one where a ghost is just looking out for the narrator."''
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