His rant against DC comics current business model.
So, DC, got any more bullets left in your gun to shoot yourself in the foot anymore? I mean, firing Gail Simone from Batgirl, not condemning Tony Harris, continually putting Lobdell on more and more books...I'm just looking forward to seeing how you manage to screw yourselves up even more. Need some suggestions? I can throw some your way if you like. How about screwing up Blue Beetle some more? You already made him clichéd and unlikeable. Want to see if you can push that even further? Hey, here's one - why not just hire some hentai artists and release an actual porno? I mean why not? You could even have a big crossover based around it. "Infinite Gangbang," perhaps? I mean, for crying out loud, you got turned into a punchline by ROB. LIEFELD. I mean, seriously, I have no editorial or administrative experience; I'm just some popular asshole on the internet who makes fun of bad comic books, but here's a thought to consider: true or false - DC would be better off right now if we swapped jobs - me as editor and you guys critics.
Hey, remember when WRITERS dictated a story direction and not the editors? Apparently you guys don't. Hey, remember when Vertigo books were outselling and getting more critical acclaim than your mainstream universe? Good times. But yep, don't have to worry about that pesky Vertigo outperforming Jason Todd's band of idiots! Not when you lost Karen Berger and integrated all those Vertigo characters into the mainstream universe! Because THAT was what kept the books from getting the same kind of critical acclaim. Hey, while you're at it with bringing back all the worst ideas of the 90s, how about we bring back the Team Titans, hmmm? Or Superman's mullet? Kids these days love mullets. Ooh, if you're really bringing back something Superman-y from the 90s, you'd better kill him again. Why not? That sold like millions I suppose! I can't be certain it was millions, but then again no one at DC ever seems to care about the numbers. After all, if they did, they wouldn't cancel books selling well or fire creators on books selling well. So, yeah, I guess we make up numbers now. Hey, DC? Hire me! My comic sold eleventy-billion copies. That's totally the truth and a real number.
I hope you're writing these ideas down, DC, because I've got another great one for you! Picture this: an event comic based on "new blood" for the DCU! You can create a whole bunch of new EXTREME characters and call it "Nu52Blood" or something. But obviously, you don't have to listen to me. Just throwing out some suggestions. I mean, you obviously are doing such a fantastic job so far, what with the continuous articles blasting the pointless of the "New 52
," despite there no longer being only 52 books (DC Comics = bad at math - remember that ol' chestnut?), the continuing amount of female readers finally losing patience with you and your nonsense attitudes and artwork, your inability to keep creative teams tied to books and just the general sense of malaise about everything in the universe with only a few exceptions due to really, REALLY talented creators... who you are apparently firing.
So no, you don't have to listen to MY suggestions, DC, but given how things have been going, you probably wouldn't anyway. Linkara out.
One for Lewis himself from Rangerboard: As one user was heckling him for simply asking to turn off ad blocker, criticizing him for only releasing one History of the Power Rangers video once in a while while ignoring the rest of his library of work, then having the balls claim that making videos on a weekly basis and telling him to "get a real job", Lewis had some choice words for that one poor sap. It was so awesome, the second response was whether Lewis would prefer the entire speech copied onto this page, or just a link to it.
"My body of work as a whole reflects the person I am." ...You mean the 494 videos on my blip account, 467 of which are not History of Power Rangers-related? For the record, I had a growing fanbase BEFORE I started History of Power Rangers and have a consistent one now, which is about equal to History of Power Rangers if view counts can be believed. I still am going to try to FINISH History of Power Rangers this year (not that it's going very well - been focusing on the DVD and plushie cybermats so I haven't had a chance to watch Overdrive's first episode).
That being said, while I acknowledge that my remarks were more than a bit rude and hostile to people here and in the credits to the videos, I've taken a step back to realize how it looks for a lot of people and that many didn't know how adblockers affected the producers, so I decided to explain it as calmly as possible. And I never asked people for money. I'm STILL not asking people for money. People asked ME if they could donate money and as such I finally made the option available.
However, if you want me to ACTUALLY be rude, I can certainly accomodate. For starters, I'm sensing sarcasm from that opening line, that producing a 20-minute comic review isn't difficult at all. Fine then, smartass, you try doing it every week for four years while also trying to be funny, tightening editing, improving lighting and set, arguing with editing software, analyzing things in a compelling fashion, scanning comics, and doing your damndest to make it worth people's time and attention while ALSO producing a storyline along with it for a good chunk of those videos, and then you can tell me how it apparently requires no effort.
I look forward to seeing the results of YOUR easy labor, since clearly I've been doing it wrong all these years.
EDIT: Oh, and because apparently I also need to explain this: if you're getting consistently paid for an activity on a regular basis and have to pay taxes based on that income? IT'S A JOB. So please tell stop telling me to "get a job" when I've already got one.
A troll decided to leave a dickish comment about his relationship with Viga on his vlog for Thor: The Dark World. Ever one for the awesome responses to such jerks, he has this to say:
"Why do you find it important to include your girlfriend of the moment in your videos? It seems to me to be a rather desperate means of declaring: "See I really am not just a Comic Book loser, I can get a date." It is very amateurish."
"Girlfriend of the moment?" I wasn't aware that I had 'girlfriends of the moment.' Feel free to point out when such things have been done before. Further, since Liz and other women have been in my videos when they were not involved romantically with me, I find it interesting that you seem to think that the only relationship a man and woman can have is one of boyfriend/girlfriend. Speaks volumes about your own character. And before you try to say "But that's not what I was saying at all!" Well it's what your words seem to infer, and if you can't say what you mean, perhaps you should say nothing.
Also: "Comic book loser?" What year do you think this is, exactly? I may make the occasional joke about comic books being seen as lame on the show, but in actuality comic books haven't been "only for losers" for decades. Live in the now.
And finally: it's amateurish to have other people in my videos? First of all, it's a VLOG. It's not supposed to be "professional." It's talking about a movie we just saw. Secondly: having more people means it's not just me rambling to a camera for half an hour. Congratulations: everything about your post is stupid, even the nam, since you were so cowardly that you didn't leave an actual one.
Welcome to my blog, by the way: I don't let you get away with posting stupid crap on my space. Have a nice day.
- Said troll sadly couldn't leave well enough alone and posted another remark, and Linkara responds:
"Face it Linky it is your desperate plea for attention.
You might as well jump up and down and say:
Look at me
Look at me
I have a girlfriend, see!"
Wouldn't I have done that as soon as we got together a few months ago, then?
"Think about it: None of us would have known you were dating this woman if it had not been "revealed" to us in this vlog. It is kind of like you are sticking it in our faces."
Yes... I stuck it in your faces... which is why it was put at the END of the Vlog. And why I introduced her by her name and what show she does instead of as "my girlfriend." And the reason I revealed it at all is because I knew people were going to ask about it if I didn't because I know my commenters.
Just like I know that you are the only one who seems to care about this in a desperate attempt to troll me ON MY OWN BLOG even though, as you said below, I have control over what goes through.
"And the notion that you somehow feature other female friends in your videos is a bit of stretch."
Liz was a recurring guest star AND has appeared in multiple movie Vlogs before this one, Amethyst voices Nimue, there's my friend Melissa whom you may have seen in the promo for the DVD that I'm hoping to have in more videos when her schedule allows for it, and of course the various women on TGWTG who have made guest appearances.
"How many women that have not dated have managed to make it into your "spontaneous" Vlogs?"
Quite a few. And the spontaneity of the vlogs is in that they're not scripted, not that we just suddenly decide to do vlogs. I'm not even sure what your complaint is here.
"As for posting anonymously, I choose to do so precisely BECAUSE I DO NOT want to draw attention to myself. And genius, if you did not want anonymous posts to your "space" you could easily prevent them or reject them. So it is pretty hypocritical calling me out because I did not bother to make up some phony name so I could look like I was bravely posting my criticism."
You don't want to draw attention to yourself even though the ONLY thing you had to say about the content of the vlog was "UGH YOU HAVE A GIRLFRIEND YOU ARE SUCH A NERD LOL." Everyone else has been posting about the movie, reactions to things we said, but you are the only one jumping up and down saying "STOP TRYING TO PRETEND YOU'RE NOT A LOSER, LOSER."
But since you brought up how I have control over my comments, I normally let every comment through unless it's spam because people are allowed to have whatever opinions they want, whether they agree with me or not. Yours wasn't even an opinion, it was just hurling insults at me probably because it's the only way you can get an erection. I only let them through so I can respond and laugh at how pathetic it is. Buuut since you apparently feel I shouldn't be playing this fun little game, that's okay. If you wish to stop letting people see that your head is planted so firmly up your ass, then I will stop letting your posts through on the subject and let you enjoy your bit of contortionism without my assistance.
So, again, have a nice day, ass face.
A troll decided to comment on Linkara's blog post of the four-way Doctor Strange pilot review crossover between himself, Nash, Jew Wario, and Film Brain.
Shit...ANOTHER Jew Wario
video? Is it me, or is Jew Wario
becoming the new Michael Jackson? Meaning, after Michael Jackson died, you couldn't take two steps without bumping into something Michael Jackson-related. MTV and Much Music kept replaying their videos over and over. Every single mall, taxi, grocery store or McDonald's was playing a Michael Jackson song. "This is It" got a theatrical release. Telefe ran "Moonwalker" on TV. Disney World even got rid of "Honey I Shrunk the Audience" to bring back "Captain Eo". And this kept going like that for MONTHS. Same thing with Jew Wario
: no one really gave a rat's ass about him when he was alive, but as soon as he died, EVERYONE in Channel Awesome started churning Jew Wario
videos by the bucketload. I wouldn't be suprised if Jew Wario
is worked into the King of Worms storyline, or if he shows ups in the latest Honest Trailers videoLook, I mean no disrespect to the guy, but this is just getting ridiculous. Phillip Seymour Hoffman died not too long ago, but nobody on the internet seemed to notice or care, even though Phillip Seymour Hoffman accomplished a lot more with his life than Jew Wario
did (again, Michael Jackson deja vu: Farrah Fawcett died around the same time as Michael Jackson, but nobody mourned her because EVERYONE was swept in the hype following Michael Jackson's death). But then again, Linkara will throw a hissy fit AGAIN because he's too thin-skinned to accept any sort of criticism or negative comment in a Jew Wario
- Linkara responded thusly:
"But then again, Linkara will throw a hissy fit AGAIN because he's too thin-skinned to accept any sort of criticism or negative comment in a Jew Wario
video." I'll throw a 'hissy fit' because you're making insulting comments about a deceased friend of mine on MY blog, which you seem to be under the impression that you apparently have some sort of right to post on. These were videos recorded before his death that people had full intentions of releasing, so there's your "nobody cared about him," dickhead. He was our friend. We knew him personally. THAT'S why we're giving a damn about his death vs. Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Don't you tell us how we're supposed to react to his death or how we're supposed to feel about it or how painful it can be to edit something together that featured someone we knew and loved. I'm not "throwing a hissy fit" because of any sort of criticism related to a Jew Wario
video. I'm pissed off because you're NOT criticizing it. You're just being an asshole. None of your comments have to do with this video, but just the mere concept that Jew Wario
is in it and we're still expressing how much we miss him. Fuck
you. Fuck you and never come here again.