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* BigNameFan:
** Creator/RichardDeanAnderson, of all people, [[http://www.accursedfarms.com/south-meetup-results/ attended Ross's first fan meetup.]]
** Markus "Notch" Persson (the famed creator of ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'') has referenced the series, as well.
** Website/SFDebris mentioned Freeman's Mind in a review of ''VideoGame/SystemShock2'', noting that he considers it funnier than his own attempts at a similar series.
* CreatorBacklash: A mild example. Ross Scott preferred working on his more complex Machinima series ''CivilProtection'', but the difficulty of filming and coding it caused him to concentrate more on the more popular, easier to make ''Freeman's Mind''.
* MythologyGag: Freeman attempted to "Listen to" what one of the Houndeye enemies had to say thinking it was an ambassador, this may be a reference to beta Half-Life when Houndeyes were originally neutral or even friendly, players shot them regardless.
* ScheduleSlip:
** After making a new video about once a month Scott didn't upload anything for the last four months of 2010[[note]]Not entirely his fault since Machinima seems to take a while to put his videos up[[/note]].
** {{Subverted}} from May 7 to June 24 2011, he made episodes 32-37 and the bonus episode 0 running a nearly weekly schedule, and Ross Scott has stated he hopes to prevent large droughts again, but unfortunately, the switch to Windows 7 and the time spent on setting everything up delayed ep.38 for almost two months.
** Then he had the legal problems with Machinima which knocked him out of commission for months.
** ''Then'' he managed to get picked up by Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, (then) known for ''not'' screwing over their contributors at every opportunity, and allowing regular updates... and ''then'' he accidentally dumped water into his computer. Oy...
** Ross managed to invert in this in late November and December 2014; in late October he promised to finish the series by the end of the year, and just made it: in a period of six weeks he released episodes 61.5 through the final episode, 68, on December 31, an average of one episode every 5 days.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Yes, this trope can even apply to web-only content. The extremely long hiatus after episode 44 was due to contract disputes between Ross and Machinima. This got so bad that Ross left Machinima for good and now releases all upcoming episodes in affiliation with Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses. Ross went and added annotations on every single episode telling viewers to visit another website to see actual machinima content.
* ThrowItIn:
** A glitch in the Houdeye's ragdoll may sometimes send it careening away through the air upon death. This happens once, [[http://youtu.be/choM0W2tc78?t=3m43s in episode 15]], and Gordon [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny the situation]].
--> '''Gordon:''' [laughs] Today's lesson is on muzzle energy and momentum!
** You know that bit where Gordon [[spoiler: shoots down the helicopter]] in episode 42? According to the blog entry by the creator, the encounter wasn't supposed to go that way. Lampshaded somewhat in 43, when [[spoiler: Gordon comments that he'd ''somehow'' turned the trick with rounds that were only 9mm in caliber.]]
** Episode 61 has the "power up the portal to Xen sequence". The volume was balanced in a way that it was impossible for the scientist's voice to be heard over the din, but Ross decided it was funnier if Gordon legitimately couldn't hear what the scientist was saying. Ross also decided to leave in Gordon accidentally falling down in that sequence for similar reasons.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Ross originally considered switching over to ''VideoGame/BlackMesa'' after getting knocked out by the guards. However, by the time he reached that point in Freeman's Mind, ''Black Mesa'' still hadn't been released. In hindsight, it's probably for the best, as most of the comedy of ''Freeman's Mind'' stemmed from the aspects of ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' that didn't make sense in the real world, something that the ''Black Mesa'' team did their best to fix.
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