And now, because you were all bad last week...
That Long-Haired Creepy Guy, aka The Creepy One, is a guy with long hair
, who may or may not actually be creepy.
An internet reviewer of television programs, cartoons, softcore erotica, porn parodies, and telefilms, he got his start in the blogs section of That Guy with the Glasses
after several failed attempts involving faulty editing software. Unlike most reviewers, he typically avoids the Caustic Critic
routine, preferring to look at a subject's positive and negative points.
His primary review series, Looking Back in Annoyance, is inspired from the last episode of Daria
, and explores the medium of television in the hopes of showcasing how it can be improved. A particular example of this is a segment called 'Pilot Lite', where he reviews failed TV pilots, judging whether there was something salvageable in the pitched show or not.
A spin-off series, Midnight Wank Theater, takes a look at the best of the worst in late-night softcore, as well as modern porn parody flicks. This is similar in tone to the Cinema Snob's 'Softly From Cable'... but with the Creepy One sprawled out on the couch in his underwear.
In addition to reviewing, he is also a published author, whose books can be found here (not necessarily SFW!)
These days, he can be found on Manic Expression
- Alter Ego Acting – Averted. His reviews are pretty much just him sitting in a recliner in front of a camera giving his own personal opinions about subjects.
- Badass Beard – Very much so.
- Bi the Way – He's become pretty unapologetic about this, and even lampshades it on occasion.
- The Cameo – Appeared in Timdiana's 'More Than Meets the Eye' review trilogy twice.
- Catch Phrase – "And now, because [insert here], it's time for Looking Back in Annoyance. With your host, That Long-Haired Creepy Guy."
- Also, his send-off blessing at the end of every review.
- "Stay safe, and see you next Wank" for the end of Midnight Wank Theater.
- Caustic Critic – Averted. He doesn't go for the whole 'angry reviewer' shtick. Many people find this to be a breath of fresh air.
- Chibi-Cthulu, on the other hand, has a tendency to go for the jugular.
- Crossover – Did this with fellow Internet reviewer Decker Shado, "the internet personality with the best hair", after Decker tried dipping his toe into the Creepy One's territory by reviewing Return to the Planet of the Apes. Creepy did not approve.
- Cultured Badass – Going by appearances, and his manner of speech, he is this. The Creepy One could be best described as what might happen if the host of Masterpiece Theater became a Hell's Angel.
- Dark Is Not Evil - Looks like something between a Goth and a Badass Biker, but is in fact a reasonable and level-headed reviewer.
- Deadpan Snarker – His whole reviewing style is full of this.
- Chibi-Cthulu's newfound ability to speak takes this Up to Eleven.
- Deep South – Lives there, though you wouldn't know it going by his manner of speech.
- Executive Meddling – Cites this as the cause for why most TV shows end up being unwatchable.
- Ironic Name – More than one person has noted that he is nowhere near as 'creepy' as the name suggests.
- Ironic Nickname – His name comes from what people in the area where he lives would say as he walked by, i.e. 'There goes that long-haired creepy guy.' The online community by far sees this as a malapropism.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy – Subverted. He's a bit too rough to fit the archetype. He fits better into the Bara Genre category.
- Mr. Fanservice - for the Bear crowd. He's a Big Beautiful Man, tall and stocky, with a penchant for reviewing certain things in his underwear, Cool Hat, and shades.
- Nerds Are Virgins – Was subjected to this trope throughout high school. In reality, he'd solved that little problem via a technicality, but couldn't be bothered to inform anyone.
- Nice Hat – He has one, and wears it often.
- The Pornomancer – Let's face it, the man knows a thing or three about the porn industry, and should probably be directing one by now.
- If the rumors about his love life are any indication, he's done things that most guys would shoot their own mothers to experience.
- Precision F-Strike – He's pretty low-key as far as swearing goes.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter – His Chibi-Cthulhu plushie. Also doubles as a Companion Cube, as one of his intros shows him arguing with it as if it were real.
- Screwed by the Network – Any show that had this happen to it will most likely be covered by him at some point.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness – He dips into this on occasion, though not often enough that it's difficult to follow.
- Stalker with a Crush – A couple of reviews hint that he is one.
- Suddenly Voiced - Chibi-Cthulu, as of Creepy's review of the Wild CATS animated series.
- Urban Legend Love Life – This plagued him while he worked for a certain retail chain.