The Spoony Experiment: The Thread:

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3151 Filby29th Sep 2012 04:08:35 AM from Western Massachusetts
Some Guy
Long story, but...

For starters, after a while, Spoony was no longer getting any significant amount of traffic from them to his site, nor them from him. Then in June, he had a major public meltdown, acted like a huge jackass, burned a lot of bridges, and got suspended. He decided that there was no longer any reason for him to stay on TGWTG, so he continued melting down and basically said "You can't fire me, I quit."

Things have calmed down and he's mended most of his bridges, gotten back on the proper meds, and has gotten back to doing the occasional crossover or cameo with TGWTG people, but he's not going back to the site because he doesn't want to be subject to their guidelines if he's not getting anything out of the relationship.

He explains everything that went down in this video.

edited 29th Sep '12 4:10:52 AM by Filby

Groovy.
Can-I-Bus
[up]Damn, didn't know Spoony took meds.
The smartest idiot you will ever meet.
3153 Filby29th Sep 2012 04:24:23 AM from Western Massachusetts
Some Guy
Yeah, after the meltdown he went to a doctor and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Prior to that he thought he had depression and was taking antidepressants, which actually make bipolar worse, which partly explains the meltdown.
Groovy.
3154 emeriin29th Sep 2012 06:25:57 AM , Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
@Esteban There was mostly just some irritation at his biases (the "relationships cause drama" part to be exact), but on the whole, it was mostly just like "yeah there's going to be some jealousy around, though they don't seem to show it that much from the family-like atmosphere that we've seen". Yay people being sensible. tongue
I cut up one dozen new men and you will die somewhat, again and again.
3155 0dd129th Sep 2012 03:53:51 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
[up][up]Bipolar II specifically.
Insert witty and clever quip here.

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My music.
3156 Ninjaxenomorph5th Oct 2012 11:36:08 AM from Texas, Texas, Texas , Relationship Status: Non-Canon
We'll miss you, Monty.
Me and my friend's collaborative webcomic:

Forged Men
3157 Wildcard5th Oct 2012 01:03:52 PM from Somewhere in the galaxy
Go! Fly! Win!
Good Lord that video was boring! Not even Spoony's riffs could do much to it.
Whatever tomorrow brings I'll be there. With open arms and open eyes.
3158 Ninjaxenomorph5th Oct 2012 01:07:03 PM from Texas, Texas, Texas , Relationship Status: Non-Canon
We'll miss you, Monty.
My favorite was Warehouse Jousting, along with thermometer humor.
Me and my friend's collaborative webcomic:

Forged Men
3159 Wildcard5th Oct 2012 01:07:54 PM from Somewhere in the galaxy
Go! Fly! Win!
Why did they shoot this like it was "Shot on Shiteo" it was a digital camera!
Whatever tomorrow brings I'll be there. With open arms and open eyes.
3160 supergod10th Oct 2012 02:51:33 PM from the big city
Walking the Earth
What video the following quote from? - "I'm being attacked by Pokémon made of fire in a volcano full of fire! Oh no! They're throwing fire! What kind of technique to use? ...fire? No, that's stupid! Man, this game is hard!"

I found it on the Poor, Predictable Rock page.
For we shall slay evil with logic...
3161 BigMadDraco10th Oct 2012 02:56:43 PM , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
I think it's from his April fools Final Fantasy I review.
3162 supergod10th Oct 2012 03:00:53 PM from the big city
Walking the Earth
Must've missed that. Thanks.

Edit: Turns out that I'd watched it before anyway. He doesn't actually use the word Pokemon in the actual review.

edited 10th Oct '12 3:19:54 PM by supergod

For we shall slay evil with logic...
3163 Myrmidon10th Oct 2012 06:28:58 PM from In Antartica
The Ant King
Jesu Otaku popped into the internet critic thread over on SA and shared some information on the Spoony fiasco. Would it be appropriate to post it here?
Kill all math nerds
3164 emeriin10th Oct 2012 06:45:18 PM , Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Wouldn't it be best to just let it die?
I cut up one dozen new men and you will die somewhat, again and again.
Hmmmmm. surprised

I don't have an SA account, so I can't see what she said. sad

Maybe you can PM me with the quote? smile

edited 10th Oct '12 7:33:31 PM by Bookyangel2438

Alt account of Angeldog 2437.
3166 BigMadDraco10th Oct 2012 07:45:05 PM , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Same here.
3167 TairaMai10th Oct 2012 08:00:26 PM from El Paso Tx , Relationship Status: Owner of a lonely heart
rollin' on dubs
[up]Me too, please.
3168 Ninjaxenomorph10th Oct 2012 08:07:57 PM from Texas, Texas, Texas , Relationship Status: Non-Canon
We'll miss you, Monty.
Me too?
Me and my friend's collaborative webcomic:

Forged Men
3169 Filby10th Oct 2012 11:22:01 PM from Western Massachusetts
Some Guy
I am somewhat curious as well.
Groovy.
what is this i dont even
Me too? Maybe just post it here than?
3171 BornIn114211th Oct 2012 01:08:12 AM from Estonia , Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
Yeah, if there's that many people, there's really no point in individual emails.
3172 Kerrah11th Oct 2012 05:29:48 AM from Helsinki, Finland
Pure cuteness
Just post it. Anyone who doesn't want to read can just skip reading it.

And to keep the thread from turning into pointless bickering, every person is allowed one post in comment of the news. No more.
Knowing is growing.
3173 Myrmidon11th Oct 2012 06:22:09 AM from In Antartica
The Ant King
Funny, I don't think I've *ever* said I didn't like Spoony. Never have! I wasn't really involved in the "incident" at all apart from having a shitty, unfunny joke told about me, and at the time, I was mostly confused by it. It's been long enough, and Channel Awesome is rapidly changing, so here's all I can say about said incident:

I had nothing against Spoony at *any* time prior to the joke. At the 4th year filming, I actually spent a lot of time with him! We played card games, talked all the time, etc., he's an easy guy to talk to, but he obviously wasn't doing well then or now. I knew Spoony was going through a rough time, I'd done my best to talk to him about it, cheer him up, helped him out with a horror movie treatment he was laboring over, etc., I got to know him and I thought he was a smart, talented guy unable to claw his way out of depression at the moment. I've been there. Sometimes I wonder if I still am. I get it, so I was cool with him. I was his friend in a "just getting to be friends after being acquaintances for a long time" way. And theeeeen he self-destructed. The "joke" came out of nowhere, and I took it as a sign that the guy was trying to hurt himself emotionally or mentally. Holly asked me if I wanted to make him apologize or press consequences, I said it was just Spoony being Spoony, and to let it go. Didn't bring it up with him at all outside of a tweet saying "Are you okay there, dude?"

As you all and anyone that doesn't have their head up their ass should know, Spoony was NOT punished for that joke. He was probated weeks after, due to, oh I don't know, about a thousand other tweets he made harassing fans and fellow producers. Sometime during the tirade, I messaged him on Skype and told him to stop.

Then he was let go from Channel Awesome, or quit, or whatever he wants to call it. He probably *said* "I quit" during the negotiations, buuuuuut he was essentially fired, let's not mince words. OF COURSE he was. They should have fired him MUCH earlier for that kinda horseshit. He then removed me and many TGWTG people on Facebook, Skype, Twitter, etc. He seems to be very proud of his pile of burnt bridges and people he hurt for no reason. I don't "dislike" him per se, and I can't blame the producers that still want to be friends with him, but I can say they're playing with fire. Guy's a loose cannon, combo of insane super-egoism and intense self-loathing that results in some really awful behavior. He's not malicious, he just plain old *doesn't care* about who he's hurting in the moment, and after the moment, he's forgotten that he's done it, as he lies to himself a great deal, which again, I'm familiar with. I've been there, I wanted to help him out, but that wasssss definitely a mistake, considering "the joke" resulted in hate mail, photoshop and fanart of me getting raped, etc., that I had to grit my teeth and ignore so I wouldn't attract more venom...if I'd never gotten to know him, joke wouldn't have been made. Sucky, but true.

tl;dr: I was his friend prior to the incident, but he cut me off for no reason. And now that I know what he's capable of, I have no desire to work with him in *any* professional capacity and I'm kinda baffled by the people that still do. Well, maybe it's because they're men. I don't mean that in any derogatory way, men are awesome, but he's gonna relate to them VERY differently, let's say. (Yes, Spoony DOES flirt, often inappropriately, with anything sportin' a pair of tits. Which would be harmless under healthier circumstances, but as he is now...yeah, come on man.)

edited 11th Oct '12 6:22:48 AM by Myrmidon

Kill all math nerds
3174 GeekCodeRed11th Oct 2012 06:34:56 AM from City of the Damned , Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
What's the trope for skin contact magic?
Yeah, Spoony needs those meds. Poor guy.
3175 emeriin11th Oct 2012 06:40:51 AM , Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
-sigh- I know I should be depressed more about it being worse than we realized, or Holly/Michaud/Rob not doing anything about it sooner, but I'm honestly more sad about the last paragraph. The "he just needs a hug/CA were so mean for letting him go!" type of fangirlism has got worse since the break and will probably continue.
I cut up one dozen new men and you will die somewhat, again and again.

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