History Webcomic / DrBrinnerGhostPsychiatrist

30th Aug '16 7:44:09 PM PaulA
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7th Aug '16 10:58:52 AM nombretomado
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On several occasions, Andrew has stated that Dr. Brinner is a commentary/parody on long-running series which employ multiple universes and multiple writers within a single canon, particularly the superhero franchises contained within The MarvelUniverse and TheDCU. As one might expect from such a commentary, Dr. Brinner uses and abuses the BackFromTheDead trope and takes the idea of a multiverse to ridiculous extremes; the comic is also full of MoodWhiplash, ridiculous (and apparently intentional) continuity problems, sporadic (and often temporary) manifestations of CerebusSyndrome, and blatantly clumsy [[{{Retcon}} retcons]], especially earlier in the series. True to its premise, it often feels very much like reading the work of dueling writers ArmedWithCanon rather than the unified work of a single artist; it is very much to Andrew’s credit that he has still managed to create a comic which, in spite of an approach which would seem to lend itself to StylisticSuck, still manages to be an excellent read. (That said, Andrew seems to have at least partially abandoned the “multiple writers” approach in recent arcs, which have been much more focused than older ones. It’s hard to say whether this shift is an allegory for some new facet of the use of multiple writers within a canon or simply an indication that Andrew was getting tired of intentionally filling his stories with plot holes.)

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On several occasions, Andrew has stated that Dr. Brinner is a commentary/parody on long-running series which employ multiple universes and multiple writers within a single canon, particularly the superhero franchises contained within The MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse and TheDCU.Franchise/TheDCU. As one might expect from such a commentary, Dr. Brinner uses and abuses the BackFromTheDead trope and takes the idea of a multiverse to ridiculous extremes; the comic is also full of MoodWhiplash, ridiculous (and apparently intentional) continuity problems, sporadic (and often temporary) manifestations of CerebusSyndrome, and blatantly clumsy [[{{Retcon}} retcons]], especially earlier in the series. True to its premise, it often feels very much like reading the work of dueling writers ArmedWithCanon rather than the unified work of a single artist; it is very much to Andrew’s credit that he has still managed to create a comic which, in spite of an approach which would seem to lend itself to StylisticSuck, still manages to be an excellent read. (That said, Andrew seems to have at least partially abandoned the “multiple writers” approach in recent arcs, which have been much more focused than older ones. It’s hard to say whether this shift is an allegory for some new facet of the use of multiple writers within a canon or simply an indication that Andrew was getting tired of intentionally filling his stories with plot holes.)
8th Jul '16 6:21:46 AM gewunomox
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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: With a story involving a massive multiverse ''and'' time travel, some crazy historical shenanigans are pretty much guaranteed. However, Andrew tends to avoid using more obvious historical figures (with a few notable exceptions), instead focusing on more obscure folks -- among other things, issues of ''Dr. Brinner'' have featured FrankZappa as a pill-popping, corrupt DEA agent, Emperor Halie Selassie of Ethiopia as a brilliant experimental physicist, amateur jazz musician, and sidekick to WW II-era superhero Wheelman, and Quaker humanitarian William Penn as a psychopathic sorcerer-king who has a particularly strong taste for human sacrifice.

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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: With a story involving a massive multiverse ''and'' time travel, some crazy historical shenanigans are pretty much guaranteed. However, Andrew tends to avoid using more obvious historical figures (with a few notable exceptions), instead focusing on more obscure folks -- among other things, issues of ''Dr. Brinner'' have featured FrankZappa Music/FrankZappa as a pill-popping, corrupt DEA agent, Emperor Halie Selassie of Ethiopia as a brilliant experimental physicist, amateur jazz musician, and sidekick to WW II-era superhero Wheelman, and Quaker humanitarian William Penn as a psychopathic sorcerer-king who has a particularly strong taste for human sacrifice.
3rd May '16 5:40:51 AM cookiefonster
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''Dr. Brinner: Ghost Psychiatrist'' is Andrew Hussie's (of ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' fame) magnum opus. It's a work spanning several years and numerous forms ranging from print to image to text to a series of Youtube videos that when first viewed seem to be mere footage of random people's children. It describes the adventures of Doctor Brinner (formerly Doctor Derek Brinner, but that was in a universe that no longer exists), an extraordinarily cool psychiatrist who deals in the dead. The coolness is canon.

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''Dr. Brinner: Ghost Psychiatrist'' is a comic by Andrew Hussie's (of Hussie, of ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' fame) fame, once regarded as magnum opus.opus before his most popular work, ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', was created. It's a work spanning several years and numerous forms ranging from print to image to text to a series of Youtube videos that when first viewed seem to be mere footage of random people's children. It describes the adventures of Doctor Brinner (formerly Doctor Derek Brinner, but that was in a universe that no longer exists), an extraordinarily cool psychiatrist who deals in the dead. The coolness is canon.
23rd Feb '16 9:33:04 AM futureguy
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* CoolOldGuy: Due to a combination of a curse from a mummy and one of Dr. Brinner's ancestors being The Lord Of Time of a few universes, Dr. Brinner is currently nearing infinity years old, and he is still kicking ass.

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* CoolOldGuy: Due to a combination of a curse from a mummy and one of Dr. Brinner's ancestors being The the Lord Of of Time of a few universes, Dr. Brinner is currently nearing infinity years old, and he is still kicking ass.



* EarlyBirdCameo: Andrew has recently confirmed that Teenage Mutant Ninja Churchill, a character he created for an ''[[Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja Adventures of Dr. McNinja]]'' [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/16p5 fan comic]], will be making an appearance in a future arc.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: Andrew has recently confirmed that Teenage Mutant Ninja Churchill, a character he created for an ''[[Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja Adventures of Dr. McNinja]]'' [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/16p5 fan guest comic]], will be making an appearance in a future arc.



* MadnessMakeover: The Megamartyr's flashbacks have him as a well-adjusted teenager. [[DemonicPossession Then he messes with forces beyond his control]], his clothes get torn and he [[GoodHairEvilHair grows a scraggly beard]].

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* MadnessMakeover: The Megamartyr's Ultramartyr's flashbacks have him as a well-adjusted teenager. [[DemonicPossession Then he messes with forces beyond his control]], his clothes get torn and he [[GoodHairEvilHair grows a scraggly beard]].



* UnwillingRoboticisation: The Cyberdron don't really care that you don't want a few extra eyes.

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* UnwillingRoboticisation: The Cyberdron Dron don't really care that you don't want a few extra eyes.
1st Feb '16 5:48:03 AM futureguy
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*BlackBestFriend: {{Subverted}} when it is revealed the Pizza Delivery Guy is actually red. See the episode ''Dr. Brinner Meets the Webcomic/{{Irrelevator}}.''
**This reveal was retconned out of the collected paperback due to intellectual property concerns between Andrew, Lines & Circles, and, curiously, Steve Buscemi.



* DeceptiveDisciple: [[spoiler:It's strongly believed that the Pizza Delivery Boy will eventually turn out to be one of these.]]

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* DeceptiveDisciple: [[spoiler:It's strongly believed that the Pizza Delivery Boy Guy will eventually turn out to be one of these.]]
27th May '15 11:04:35 AM TheNerfGuy
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* MoodWhiplash: For years the story revolved around Dr. Brinner having wacky adventures in which angry ghosts would demand that he go back in time and fix their arguments for them. Then [[spoiler:the story took a detour when he first fought the Technochrist. And lost. [[EarthShatteringKaboom Badly.]] The story occasionally returns to its origins, and often brings back past characters, but since then most focus is placed on his battles with [[BigBad The Technochrist]], [[YouWillBeAssimilated The Dron]], [[EvilTwin Dark Brinner]] and other enemies with much larger goals than just winning petty arguments.]]

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* MoodWhiplash: For years the story revolved around Dr. Brinner having wacky adventures in which angry ghosts would demand that he go back in time and fix their arguments for them. Then [[spoiler:the story took a detour when he first fought the Technochrist. And lost. [[EarthShatteringKaboom Badly.]] The story occasionally returns to its origins, and often brings back past characters, but since then most focus is placed on his battles with [[BigBad The Technochrist]], [[YouWillBeAssimilated [[TheAssimilator The Dron]], [[EvilTwin Dark Brinner]] and other enemies with much larger goals than just winning petty arguments.]]
12th May '15 8:38:10 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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''Dr. Brinner: Ghost Psychiatrist'' is Andrew Hussie's (of ''MSPaintAdventures'' fame) magnum opus. It's a work spanning several years and numerous forms ranging from print to image to text to a series of Youtube videos that when first viewed seem to be mere footage of random people's children. It describes the adventures of Doctor Brinner (formerly Doctor Derek Brinner, but that was in a universe that no longer exists), an extraordinarily cool psychiatrist who deals in the dead. The coolness is canon.

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''Dr. Brinner: Ghost Psychiatrist'' is Andrew Hussie's (of ''MSPaintAdventures'' ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' fame) magnum opus. It's a work spanning several years and numerous forms ranging from print to image to text to a series of Youtube videos that when first viewed seem to be mere footage of random people's children. It describes the adventures of Doctor Brinner (formerly Doctor Derek Brinner, but that was in a universe that no longer exists), an extraordinarily cool psychiatrist who deals in the dead. The coolness is canon.



->[[labelnote:Isn't there something we're forgetting?]] ''Dr. Brinner'' doesn't really strictly exist. It began as a joke, but it quickly mushroomed into a parody of Andrew Hussie's style, that takes place in the ''MSPaintAdventures'' forums. The story is told extremely vaguely by members theorizing about the [[FictionalDocument nonexistent future of the story, based on events that never took place]]. It was quickly pointed out that the haphazard summing-up of events that can occasionally happen on TVTropes makes it the perfect venue for detailed discussion of the comic. Actually, it's probably better summed up as JustForFun. {{Defictionalization}} has occurred as Andrew put a cameo of a letter addressed to Brinner in ''Homestuck''.[[/labelnote]]

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->[[labelnote:Isn't there something we're forgetting?]] ''Dr. Brinner'' doesn't really strictly exist. It began as a joke, but it quickly mushroomed into a parody of Andrew Hussie's style, that takes place in the ''MSPaintAdventures'' ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' forums. The story is told extremely vaguely by members theorizing about the [[FictionalDocument nonexistent future of the story, based on events that never took place]]. It was quickly pointed out that the haphazard summing-up of events that can occasionally happen on TVTropes makes it the perfect venue for detailed discussion of the comic. Actually, it's probably better summed up as JustForFun. {{Defictionalization}} has occurred as Andrew put a cameo of a letter addressed to Brinner in ''Homestuck''.[[/labelnote]]
1st May '15 7:29:48 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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As a result of all of this, while it definitely boasts its fair share of awesome characters, scenes, and arcs, ''Dr. Brinner'' is NOT recommended as a starting point for someone who’s new to Andrew’s work. The story is extremely labyrinthine and can be very difficult to follow (even compared to the likes of ''{{Homestuck}}'' and ''ProblemSleuth'', which are pretty demanding in their own right); it’s full of [[MindScrew Mind Screwy]] plot twists and concepts, {{Big Lipped Alligator Moment}}s, and sharp tonal shifts, all of which serve to make Dr. Brinner Andrew’s most inaccessible work despite its deceptively simple premise.

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As a result of all of this, while it definitely boasts its fair share of awesome characters, scenes, and arcs, ''Dr. Brinner'' is NOT recommended as a starting point for someone who’s new to Andrew’s work. The story is extremely labyrinthine and can be very difficult to follow (even compared to the likes of ''{{Homestuck}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' and ''ProblemSleuth'', ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'', which are pretty demanding in their own right); it’s full of [[MindScrew Mind Screwy]] plot twists and concepts, {{Big Lipped Alligator Moment}}s, and sharp tonal shifts, all of which serve to make Dr. Brinner Andrew’s most inaccessible work despite its deceptively simple premise.



* TheCameo: In Dr. Brinner's first psychoanalysis montage, there's a very brief shot of one ghost who got many fans asking "Was that [[{{Homestuck}} Aradia]]?

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* TheCameo: In Dr. Brinner's first psychoanalysis montage, there's a very brief shot of one ghost who got many fans asking "Was that [[{{Homestuck}} [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Aradia]]?
31st Dec '14 11:28:55 PM nombretomado
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* TheMovie: Rumor has it that famed Brinner fan KevinSmith has been tapped by Paramount to write and direct a Dr. Brinner movie where Dr. Brinner, played by Creator/BenAffleck, [[spoiler:teams up with Jay and Silent Bob]] in an epic 4-hour adventure culminating in a showdown with the Technochrist himself, played by [[spoiler:archived footage of Creator/GeorgeCarlin]]!

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* TheMovie: Rumor has it that famed Brinner fan KevinSmith Creator/KevinSmith has been tapped by Paramount to write and direct a Dr. Brinner movie where Dr. Brinner, played by Creator/BenAffleck, [[spoiler:teams up with Jay and Silent Bob]] in an epic 4-hour adventure culminating in a showdown with the Technochrist himself, played by [[spoiler:archived footage of Creator/GeorgeCarlin]]!
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