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The Spoony Experiment: The Thread:

 3151 Filby, Sat, 29th Sep '12 4:08:35 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.
 3152 King Nerd, Sat, 29th Sep '12 4:17:41 AM from Suburbia.
Can-I-Bus
[up]Damn, didn't know Spoony took meds.
The smartest idiot you will ever meet.
 3153 Filby, Sat, 29th Sep '12 4:24:23 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 emeriin, Sat, 29th Sep '12 6:25:57 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 0dd 1, Sat, 29th Sep '12 3:53:51 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
[up][up]Bipolar II specifically.
Insert witty and clever quip here.

My page, as the database hates my handle.

My music.
 3156 Ninjaxenomorph, Fri, 5th Oct '12 11:36:08 AM from Texas, Texas, Texas Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Who's ready to fight for their lives?
New Spoony Riffs, haven't seen one in a while.
Me and my friend's collaborative webcomic:

Forged Men
 3157 Wildcard, Fri, 5th Oct '12 1:03:52 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 Ninjaxenomorph, Fri, 5th Oct '12 1:07:03 PM from Texas, Texas, Texas Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Who's ready to fight for their lives?
My favorite was Warehouse Jousting, along with thermometer humor.
Me and my friend's collaborative webcomic:

Forged Men
 3159 Wildcard, Fri, 5th Oct '12 1:07:54 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 supergod, Wed, 10th Oct '12 2:51:33 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...
I think it's from his April fools Final Fantasy I review.
 
 3162 supergod, Wed, 10th Oct '12 3:00:53 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 Myrmidon, Wed, 10th Oct '12 6:28:58 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 emeriin, Wed, 10th Oct '12 6:45:18 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.
 3165 Bookyangel 2438, Wed, 10th Oct '12 7:30:34 PM from New York City
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.
Same here.
 
 3167 Taira Mai, Wed, 10th Oct '12 8:00:26 PM from El Paso Tx Relationship Status: One Is The Loneliest Number
rollin' on dubs
[up]Me too, please.
 3168 Ninjaxenomorph, Wed, 10th Oct '12 8:07:57 PM from Texas, Texas, Texas Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Who's ready to fight for their lives?
Me too?
Me and my friend's collaborative webcomic:

Forged Men
 3169 Filby, Wed, 10th Oct '12 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 Born In 1142, Thu, 11th Oct '12 1:08:12 AM from Estonia Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
Yeah, if there's that many people, there's really no point in individual emails.

 3172 Kerrah, Thu, 11th Oct '12 5:29:48 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 Myrmidon, Thu, 11th Oct '12 6:22:09 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 Geek Code Red, Thu, 11th Oct '12 6:34:56 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 emeriin, Thu, 11th Oct '12 6:40:51 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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