[[http://manicexpression.webs.com/ Manic Expression]] was founded by James Walsh as a place for bloggers and video-makers to come and show off their work. It now runs a variety of projects like the [[http://manicexpression.webs.com/apps/blog/categories/show/1294286-outstanding-blog-of-the-week/ Outstanding Content of the Week]] (where people can nominate their work to be in the running to win), the [[http://manicexpression.webs.com/apps/videos/channels/show/3765972-manic-expression-presents-podcast-plays/ Podcast Plays]] (audio plays created by the members of Manic Expression) and a monthly podcast that anyone on the site can be a part of. As such the site is set up so that people can Express Themselves in a variety of new and interesting ways.


[[folder:Contributors of the Site]]

* Webvideo/ThePunchline
* Webvideo/TeamYume
* Creator/ThatLongHairedCreepyGuy
* Webvideo/DeckerShado
* Webvideo/TheCartoonHero
* Webvideo/{{Cinemastrophe}}
* Webvideo/LotusPrince
* Webvideo/BigBlackHatMan
* Webvideo/HedonisticActor
* Webvideo/{{Jaimetud}}
* Webvideo/TvTrash
* Creator/AntoniGarcia
* Webvideo/ChiltonsMediaBlitz
* Webvideo/MichaelTheComicNerd
* Webvideo/SodaPopTheater
* Webvideo/LetsTalkAboutHockey
* Webvideo/JamesCorner
* Webvideo/TheSabotageShow
* Webvideo/ShintaReviews
* Webvideo/{{Jockerlee77}}
* Webvideo/TheCartoonPhysicist
* Webvideo/TheLiteraryLair
* {{Creator/Mattwo}}


[[folder:Tropes pertaining to active members of the site]]

* {{Adorkable}}: Just about everyone one on the site.
* TheAce: Mr Smooth.
* AuthorAppeal: Ryan [=McCarthy=] is really into beautiful, paint-like or anime-like art styles if his video game reviews are to be believed.
* AwesomeAussie: Atreyu
* BaldofAwesome: Les.
* BadassBeard: BigBlackHatMan and Creator/ThatLongHairedCreepyGuy.
* CloudCuckooLander: The Man With No Chin. Claims it's because of all the drugs he does. Also The OtherDude92, to a lesser degree.
* ClusterFBomb: Everyone on the site swears to varying degrees (though a few prefer the PrecisionFStrike), but SomeJerkFromBoston is really an artist when it comes to it. TheLavaBuster also has quite the foul mouth.
** Notably averted with the [[ThePunchline Comic Strip Critic]], whose worst swear so far has been "What the hell is the matter with you?"
* CoolOldGuy: Les.
* CrossestheLineTwice/ RefugeinAudacity: MR Smooth's style of humor.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: TheMovieExplorer’s brother Oscar is always shown in sepia-tone with fake film-damage. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in [[http://www.manic-expression.com/apps/videos/videos/show/17793020-oscar-reviews-a-film this video]].
* DepravedBisexual: That Long Haired Creepy Guy and also MR Smooth. Also OtherDude92 whenever he's on the Manic Expression Digression Session podcast.
* DeadpanSnarker: Everyone on the site has their moments of snarkiness, with SomeJerkFromBoston and The OtherDude92 being notable snarkers.
* DeadBabyComedy: OtherDude92 has at times partaken in this particular brand of humor.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: MRSmooth, in spades.
* HoYay: Played with in crossovers between WebVideo/DeckerShado and Creator/ThatLongHairedCreepyGuy.
* InvoluntaryDance: WebVideo/DeckerShado is forced into an Eighties-style dance number in the park by a movie with an incessantly repeated song.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: While not exactly a load of characters, BigBlackHatMan does tends to play quite a few different characters on and off his main show, Western Thought. For Western Thought there's [[{{Mentor}} Buck]], [[TheVoiceless Goof Ball]], and [[HarmlessVillain Snively Bodumfeder]] A.K.A [[MeaningfulName Bottom Feeder]]. And then there's the host of Behind The Webcam, [[BlueBlood Wallace A Bifdt von Huphle the fourth]], who has made the most appearances out of all BBHM's characters.
* NiceHat: BigBlackHatMan, of course. Gurning Chimp also has a pretty nice one, and so does Timdiana.
* OldShame: For Hedonistic Actor it's the comic he made when he was younger. He now has a show on the site for the specific purpose of pointing out everything that was wrong with it.
** Mr.AspiringActor doesn't care for his show, Mr.Aspiring Actor presents, even to the point where he re-named some of his episodes "Crappy Reviews".
* OlderThanTheyLook: MR Smooth, who claims to actually be in his eighties.
* OopNorth: Gurning Chimp, who hails from Salford, England.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Every admin on the site is pretty nice and reasonable, but Les and site owner James Walsh stand out.
* SharedUniverse: Thanks for interconnecting cameos and crossovers, most of the reviewers are part of the Reviewaverse.
* SelfDeprecation: As he likes to point out with his name, The Man With No Chin suffers from a lack of a chin, or at least one that's very small and recessed.
* TalkingToHimself: TheMovieExplorer, his brother Oscar (and his four children), his camera operator [[CrossDressingVoices Liza]] and Colonel Weatherballoon are all portrayed/voiced by the same man.
* TeamMom: The Fanfic Critic.
* ThoseTwoGuys: The OtherDude92 and TheManWithNoChin.
* TheCasanova: MR Smooth, all the way (no {{pun}} intended).
* VitriolicBestBuds: The OtherDude92 and The Man With No Chin.
* VerbalTic: For Les it's using the word peace at the end of all his messages. Also doubles as his catch phrase.
* VillainProtagonist: Dr Holocaust for his show, and Holl E Woods plans to play one for his upcoming show.
* WorldOfWeirdness.


[[folder:Fixtures of the site]]

* The Manic Expression Digression Session Podcast:

A monthly (formerly weekly) podcast that serves as the official {{podcast}} for Manic Expression. Hosted by Mark Nicholson A.K.A BigBlackHatMan, with regular members of the cast including TheOtherDude92, GurningChimp, PBMiranda, TheManWithNoChin, BrekClub85, MRSmooth, and RyanMcCarthy. It has also had a few guest, such as SomeJerkFromBoston, Ratin8tor, and site founder and owner James Daniel Walsh. Topics usually range movies, TV, music, and everything else...but as the name of the podcast suggest, things rarely ever stay completely on topic.


[[folder:Site Projects and Collaborations]]

* The Podcast Plays:
->Audio plays created by members of Manic Expression, with genres ranging from anywhere to drama, horror, or comedy.

* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvrtrUc4ouY&t=387s Manic Expression Creative Chaos]]
->A Documentary about Manic Expression featuring various contributors to the site. [[CausticCritic It unfortunately attracted a lot of trolls and was so poorly received that ratings were disabled]].

* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2APFaNDwwWg Manic Expression Presents: A Site in Scarlet ]]
->A collaborative indy horror film made by Fusionater featuring various contributors to the site.

* [[http://www.manic-expression.com/manic-expression-presents-faces-of-manic/ Faces of Manic]]
->A collection of skits made by various contributors to the site.

* Manic Expression the Movie
->An animated indy film featuring various contributors to the site which in spite of [[https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/manic-expression-the-animated-movie-film-animation a failed Indiegogo campaign]] is currently in production.