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->Aphrodite is beloved in pop culture more as a symbol or as an idea more than a character that does things. Two of the most famous pieces of art in European history are of the goddess Venus: ''Art/VenusDeMilo'', thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch, and Botticelli's ''Art/TheBirthOfVenus'' [[TheBurlesqueOfVenus which gets {{homage}}d in everything]] from Music/LadyGaga videos to Franchise/TheMuppets to Creator/AndyWarhol...

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->Aphrodite is beloved in pop culture more as a symbol or as an idea more than a character that does things. Two of the most famous pieces of art {{art}} in European UsefulNotes/{{Europe}}an history are of the goddess Venus: ''Art/VenusDeMilo'', thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch, and Botticelli's ''Art/TheBirthOfVenus'' [[TheBurlesqueOfVenus which gets {{homage}}d homaged in everything]] from Music/LadyGaga videos to Franchise/TheMuppets to Creator/AndyWarhol...



->I think at the end of the day, your feelings are your feelings, and I wish people would own that. Feelings are not rational; you can rationalize them by having supporting evidence, but at the end of the day, if you had a criticism, it's probably because you had an emotional reaction. Finding words and supporting evidence and being able to articulate ''why'' you felt that emotional reaction is kind of the best you can do, and I think the worst people can do is have an emotional reaction and not really explore it, not really put words to it, not really articulate ''why'' they feel the way they feel. [[TakeThat Either that, or just delude themselves, which is also a really popular thing to do these days]].

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->I think at the end of the day, your feelings are your feelings, and I wish people would own that. Feelings are not rational; you can rationalize them by having supporting evidence, but at the end of the day, if you had a criticism, it's probably because you had an [[AudienceReactions emotional reaction. reaction.]] Finding words and supporting evidence and being able to articulate ''why'' you felt that emotional reaction is kind of the best you can do, and I think the worst people can do is have an emotional reaction and not really explore it, not really put words to it, not really articulate ''why'' they feel the way they feel. feel. [[TakeThat Either that, or just delude themselves, which is also a really popular thing to do these days]].



-->--- Lindsay [[[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGn9x4-Y_7A demonstrating]] DeathOfTheAuthor with her interpretation of Literature/TheFaultInOurStars

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-->--- Lindsay [[[[https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGn9x4-Y_7A demonstrating]] DeathOfTheAuthor with her interpretation of Literature/TheFaultInOurStars


->"So if you want to learn about screenwriting and screenplay structure [...] and if you're wondering why I'm taking the time to go through this, it's 'cause I'm trying to save you. Trying to save you from the student loans. Don't go to film school; watch internet videos."
-->-- Creator/{{Lindsay|Ellis}} on the three-act structure of ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''

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->"So And now, a selection of noteworthy quotes from Creator/LindsayEllis.
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if you want to learn about screenwriting and screenplay structure [...] and if you're wondering why I'm taking the time to go through this, it's 'cause I'm trying to save you. Trying to save you from the student loans. Don't go to film school; watch internet videos."
videos.
-->-- Creator/{{Lindsay|Ellis}} on the three-act structure ThreeActStructure of ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''
''Disney/{{Hercules}}''

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So this should be a surprise to no one, but I was always uncomfortable with my position there. I was the only creator there whose sole raison d'etre was to exist as a {{distaff counterpart}} to someone else -- I was hired to fulfill an idea [[Creator/DougWalker someone else]] came up with. And given my (relative) youth and the condition of the economy at the time, I really truly never thought when I entered it that it would last as long as it did. The context here is that it was 2008 -- I had just gotten laid off from my job. The economy was imploding. I had just left NYC because I could no longer afford to live there and had moved back in with my parents. It was a desperate time to be a recent college grad. So with no other prospects, I submitted to the "Nostalgia Chick" contest in September of 2008, and won. I was promised money. In fairness to Michaud, he did eventually deliver on this for me (others, like WebVideo/MarzGurl, never saw any compensation for their early content). Thing is, around this time, I made another huge mistake (haha joke [haha... sort of a joke]) when I got accepted to USC. I say "huge mistake" because being young and dumb, I didn't realize that 7% interest rate on student loans was... a lot. And at MFA at the world's top film school (since usurped but it was rated #1 at the time!) takes super huge priority over internet videos, even if they paid okay. So there are no words for how hard I phoned it in back then. I just did not have the energy or brainspace to care. So another reason I am very #cringe about everything I produced back then is because I was doing the BAREST possible minimum, and also being really unreliable scheduling-wise. TGWTG almost let me go several times -- I can't fault them for that.\\

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So this should be a surprise to no one, but I was always uncomfortable with my position there. I was the only creator there whose sole raison d'etre was to exist as a {{distaff counterpart}} to someone else -- I was hired to fulfill an idea [[Creator/DougWalker someone else]] came up with. And given my (relative) youth and the condition of the economy at the time, I really truly never thought when I entered it that it would last as long as it did. The context here is that it was 2008 -- I had just gotten laid off from my job. The economy was imploding. I had just left NYC because I could no longer afford to live there and had moved back in with my parents. It was a desperate time to be a recent college grad. So with no other prospects, I submitted to the "Nostalgia Chick" contest in September of 2008, and won. I was promised money. In fairness to Michaud, he did eventually deliver on this for me (others, like WebVideo/MarzGurl, never saw any compensation for their early content). Thing is, around this time, I made another huge mistake (haha joke [haha... sort of a joke]) when I got accepted to USC. I say "huge mistake" because being young and dumb, I didn't realize that 7% interest rate on student loans was... a lot. And at MFA at the world's top film school (since usurped but it was rated #1 at the time!) takes super huge priority over internet videos, even if they paid okay. So there are no words for how hard I phoned it in back then. I just did not have the energy or brainspace to care. So another reason I am [[OldShame very #cringe about everything I produced back then then]] [[CreatorsApathy is because I was doing the BAREST possible minimum, minimum]], and also being really unreliable scheduling-wise. TGWTG almost let me go several times -- I can't fault them for that.\\



Now, to the original question: were their good times? TBH, when not with my own crew, they were few and far between. The first time I felt genuinely disrespected was ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'' (I outlined why in [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFkR__B3Mk9EYQglvislMUx9HWvWhOaBP820UBa4dA/preview the Google doc]]) -- that was where I first realized that they were not interested in collaboration, even if it was with someone who knew more than they did about certain skills (in this case, film sets) All of the {{crossover}} sets were maddening to me (see again [[AntiIntellectualism the anti-intellectual streak]] that still suffuses the company). The thought was that this is just fun amateur hour! But you can't do that, especially on for-profit productions. [[TroubledProduction You can't go without production insurance or stunt people (if they are needed), or people will get hurt (they did.) You need producers to secure permits and hours (they didn't). You need to pay your crew (they didn't).]] I met people on those shoots I'm still good friends with, and I am grateful for that. But the shoots themselves? I was always miserable. And as evidenced by the wave of people speaking out, the Walkers did not consider us friends. There was always a divide there. The best time I had was in the 2011-2012 era when my NYC crew was fairly prolific and Website/ChezApocalypse was up and running -- and, aside from a few people I met through CA, that had nothing to do with CA. It was all downhill after that. And I know there was some charm to the "amateur" aesthetic of the [[MilestoneCelebration anniversary films]], and that's what they wanted, I guess. But let me state that I do not now, nor did I ever, blast with that. I was embarrassed then to be a part of them, and I still am. ESPECIALLY ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee''.\\

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Now, to the original question: were their good times? TBH, when not with my own crew, they were few and far between. The first time I felt genuinely disrespected was ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'' (I outlined why in [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFkR__B3Mk9EYQglvislMUx9HWvWhOaBP820UBa4dA/preview the Google doc]]) -- that was where I first realized that they were not interested in collaboration, even if it was with someone who knew more than they did about certain skills (in this case, film sets) All of the {{crossover}} sets were maddening to me (see again [[AntiIntellectualism the anti-intellectual streak]] that still suffuses the company). The thought was that this is just fun amateur hour! But you can't do that, especially on for-profit productions. [[TroubledProduction You can't go without production insurance or stunt people (if they are needed), or people will get hurt (they did.) You need producers to secure permits and hours (they didn't). You need to pay your crew (they didn't).]] I met people on those shoots I'm still good friends with, and I am grateful for that. But the shoots themselves? I was always miserable. And as evidenced by the wave of people speaking out, the Walkers did not consider us friends. There was always a divide there. The best time I had was in the 2011-2012 era when my NYC crew was fairly prolific and Website/ChezApocalypse was up and running -- and, aside from a few people I met through CA, that had nothing to do with CA. It was all downhill after that. And I know there was [[StylisticSuck some charm to the "amateur" aesthetic aesthetic]] of the [[MilestoneCelebration anniversary films]], and that's what they wanted, I guess. But let me state that I do not now, nor did I ever, blast with that. I was embarrassed then to be a part of them, and I still am. ESPECIALLY ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee''.\\



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->''"Aphrodite is beloved in pop culture more as a symbol or as an idea more than a character that does things. Two of the most famous pieces of art in European history are of the goddess Venus: ''Art/VenusDeMilo'', thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch, and Botticelli's ''Art/TheBirthOfVenus'' [[TheBurlesqueOfVenus which gets homaged in everything]] from Music/LadyGaga videos to Franchise/TheMuppets to Creator/AndyWarhol..."''

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->''"Aphrodite ----

->Aphrodite
is beloved in pop culture more as a symbol or as an idea more than a character that does things. Two of the most famous pieces of art in European history are of the goddess Venus: ''Art/VenusDeMilo'', thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch, and Botticelli's ''Art/TheBirthOfVenus'' [[TheBurlesqueOfVenus which gets homaged {{homage}}d in everything]] from Music/LadyGaga videos to Franchise/TheMuppets to Creator/AndyWarhol..."''



->"I think at the end of the day, your feelings are your feelings, and I wish people would own that. Feelings are not rational; you can rationalize them by having supporting evidence, but at the end of the day, if you had a criticism, it's probably because you had an emotional reaction. Finding words and supporting evidence and being able to articulate ''why'' you felt that emotional reaction is kind of the best you can do, and I think the worst people can do is have an emotional reaction and not really explore it, not really put words to it, not really articulate ''why'' they feel the way they feel. [[TakeThat Either that, or just delude themselves, which is also a really popular thing to do these days]]."
-->-- Lindsay on the line between helpful criticism and pedantic nitpicking in her [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkfgB48jeZA 400k subscriber Q&A]]

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->"I ----

->I
think at the end of the day, your feelings are your feelings, and I wish people would own that. Feelings are not rational; you can rationalize them by having supporting evidence, but at the end of the day, if you had a criticism, it's probably because you had an emotional reaction. Finding words and supporting evidence and being able to articulate ''why'' you felt that emotional reaction is kind of the best you can do, and I think the worst people can do is have an emotional reaction and not really explore it, not really put words to it, not really articulate ''why'' they feel the way they feel. [[TakeThat Either that, or just delude themselves, which is also a really popular thing to do these days]]."
days]].
-->-- Lindsay on the line between helpful criticism ConstructiveCriticism and pedantic nitpicking in her [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkfgB48jeZA 400k subscriber Q&A]]
Q&A]]

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->''Literature/TheFaultInOurStars'' is a 2012 novel written by Creator/JohnGreen, in which two children go to great lengths to find out what happens after the {{ambiguous ending}} of {{the protagonist}} Hazel's favorite book. The way they do this is to seek out the [[ReclusiveArtist notoriously reclusive author]], and find out from him. But the entire idea is flawed from the get-go -- not only does her hero let her down, she does not find her answer, because there is none, and that is a {{central theme}} of the text -- sometimes, there is no answer, the universe is chaotic, life is unpredictable, [[WeAllDieSomeday and you have no control of when you will die,]] [[AdultFear and when you do die you will not know what becomes of your loved ones.]] In seeking out [[WordOfGod the authorial intent behind a work of fiction]], the two leads are trying to gain a sense of control in a chaotic universe, the sense that there is indeed an author of sorts to life, as they do not feel that they are the authors of their own stories, [[YouCantFightFate that they do not have control over their own fates.]] And indeed, they do not -- but in this case, [[ComingOfAgeStory letting go of that desire for a sense of control is a part of growing up,]] which ironically, [[YourDaysAreNumbered neither of these characters will get to do. They must mature into adults while never living to become adults.]] This is reflective not only of how we consume media and the way media can genuinely touch and inspire people, but also of a very understandable and human desire to transform that media. [[WishFulfillment Narratives give us control in a world that is genuinely chaotic and unpredictable.]] [[InDefenceOfStoryTelling We need narratives to make sense of the world we live in.]] [[ThisIsReality But that does not mean that we have control of the narrative.]] The {{character arc}}s of both Hazel and Augustus are defined by letting go of that desire for control of their own narratives, [[AnAesop and accepting that life... short though it is, just doesn't work that way, no matter how much they wish it did.]]\\
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''[[ParaText But]]'' [[{{Applicability}} that's just my reading.]]
-->--- Lindsay [[[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGn9x4-Y_7A demonstrating]] DeathOfTheAuthor with her interpretation of Literature/TheFaultInOurStars


-->-- Lindsay on the line between helpful criticism and pedantic nitpicking in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkfgB48jeZA 400k subscriber Q&A]]

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-->-- Lindsay on the line between helpful criticism and pedantic nitpicking in her [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkfgB48jeZA 400k subscriber Q&A]]


-->-- '''Creator/LindsayEllis''', "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTcWJYUFsxg Loose Canon: Aphrodite]]"

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-->-- '''Creator/LindsayEllis''', "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTcWJYUFsxg Loose Canon: Aphrodite]]"Aphrodite]]"

->"I think at the end of the day, your feelings are your feelings, and I wish people would own that. Feelings are not rational; you can rationalize them by having supporting evidence, but at the end of the day, if you had a criticism, it's probably because you had an emotional reaction. Finding words and supporting evidence and being able to articulate ''why'' you felt that emotional reaction is kind of the best you can do, and I think the worst people can do is have an emotional reaction and not really explore it, not really put words to it, not really articulate ''why'' they feel the way they feel. [[TakeThat Either that, or just delude themselves, which is also a really popular thing to do these days]]."
-->-- Lindsay on the line between helpful criticism and pedantic nitpicking in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkfgB48jeZA 400k subscriber Q&A]]

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->Someone yesterday asked me on {{Twitter}} if there were any "good times" with Channel Awesome, since there's a general thread of [[BrokenPedestal lamenting what was lost with many other creators]], & not with me. So I'm I'll share my perspective, & then I'm done talking about CA, bc I want to move ON.\\

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->Someone yesterday asked me on {{Twitter}} Website/{{Twitter}} if there were any "good times" with Channel Awesome, since there's a general thread of [[BrokenPedestal lamenting what was lost with many other creators]], & not with me. So I'm I'll share my perspective, & then I'm done talking about CA, bc I want to move ON.\\


-->The conclusion to Lindsay's [[TwoPartTrilogy three-part duology]] analysis on ''Film/TheHobbit''

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-->The conclusion to Lindsay's [[TwoPartTrilogy three-part duology]] analysis on ''Film/TheHobbit''''Film/TheHobbit''

->''"Aphrodite is beloved in pop culture more as a symbol or as an idea more than a character that does things. Two of the most famous pieces of art in European history are of the goddess Venus: ''Art/VenusDeMilo'', thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch, and Botticelli's ''Art/TheBirthOfVenus'' [[TheBurlesqueOfVenus which gets homaged in everything]] from Music/LadyGaga videos to Franchise/TheMuppets to Creator/AndyWarhol..."''
-->-- '''Creator/LindsayEllis''', "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTcWJYUFsxg Loose Canon: Aphrodite]]"


->So if you want to learn about screenwriting and screenplay structure [...] and if you're wondering why I'm taking the time to go through this, it's 'cause I'm trying to save you. Trying to save you from the student loans. Don't go to film school; watch internet videos."

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->So ->"So if you want to learn about screenwriting and screenplay structure [...] and if you're wondering why I'm taking the time to go through this, it's 'cause I'm trying to save you. Trying to save you from the student loans. Don't go to film school; watch internet videos."


-->-- Creator/{{Lindsay|Ellis}} on the three-act structure of ''Film/{{Hercules}}''

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-->-- Creator/{{Lindsay|Ellis}} on the three-act structure of ''Film/{{Hercules}}''
''Disney/{{Hercules}}''


->So if you want to learn about screenwriting and screenplay structure [...] and if you're wondering why I'm taking the time to go through this, it's 'cause I'm trying to save you. Trying to save you from the student loans. Don't go to film school; watch internet videos."
-->-- Creator/{{Lindsay|Ellis}} on the three-act structure of ''Film/{{Hercules}}''



Now, to the original question: were their good times? TBH, when not with my own crew, they were few and far between. The first time I felt genuinely disrespected was ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'' (I outlined why in [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFkR__B3Mk9EYQglvislMUx9HWvWhOaBP820UBa4dA/preview the Google doc]]) -- that was where I first realized that they were not interested in collaboration, even if it was with someone who knew more than they did about certain skills (in this case, film sets) All of the {{crossover}} sets were maddening to me (see again [[AntiIntellectualism the anti-intellectual streak]] that still suffuses the company). The thought was that this is just fun amateur hour! But you can't do that, especially on for-profit productions. [[TroubledProduction You can't go without production insurance or stunt people (if they are needed), or people will get hurt (they did.) You need producers to secure permits and hours (they didn't). You need to pay your crew (they didn't).]] I met people on those shoots I'm still good friends with, and I am grateful for that. But the shoots themselves? I was always miserable. And as evidenced by the wave of people speaking out, the Walkers did not consider us friends. There was always a divide there. The best time I had was in the 2011-2012 era when my NYC crew was fairly prolific and Website/ChezApocalypse was up and running -- and, aside from a few people I met through CA, that had nothing to do with CA. It was all downhill after that. And I know there was some charm to the "amateur" aesthetic of the [[MilestoneCelebration anniversary films]], and that's what they wanted, I guess. But let me state that I do not now, nor did I ever, fuck with that. I was embarrassed then to be a part of them, and I still am. ESPECIALLY ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee''.\\

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Now, to the original question: were their good times? TBH, when not with my own crew, they were few and far between. The first time I felt genuinely disrespected was ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'' (I outlined why in [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFkR__B3Mk9EYQglvislMUx9HWvWhOaBP820UBa4dA/preview the Google doc]]) -- that was where I first realized that they were not interested in collaboration, even if it was with someone who knew more than they did about certain skills (in this case, film sets) All of the {{crossover}} sets were maddening to me (see again [[AntiIntellectualism the anti-intellectual streak]] that still suffuses the company). The thought was that this is just fun amateur hour! But you can't do that, especially on for-profit productions. [[TroubledProduction You can't go without production insurance or stunt people (if they are needed), or people will get hurt (they did.) You need producers to secure permits and hours (they didn't). You need to pay your crew (they didn't).]] I met people on those shoots I'm still good friends with, and I am grateful for that. But the shoots themselves? I was always miserable. And as evidenced by the wave of people speaking out, the Walkers did not consider us friends. There was always a divide there. The best time I had was in the 2011-2012 era when my NYC crew was fairly prolific and Website/ChezApocalypse was up and running -- and, aside from a few people I met through CA, that had nothing to do with CA. It was all downhill after that. And I know there was some charm to the "amateur" aesthetic of the [[MilestoneCelebration anniversary films]], and that's what they wanted, I guess. But let me state that I do not now, nor did I ever, fuck blast with that. I was embarrassed then to be a part of them, and I still am. ESPECIALLY ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee''.\\

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->Someone yesterday asked me on {{Twitter}} if there were any "good times" with Channel Awesome, since there's a general thread of [[BrokenPedestal lamenting what was lost with many other creators]], & not with me. So I'm I'll share my perspective, & then I'm done talking about CA, bc I want to move ON.\\
So this should be a surprise to no one, but I was always uncomfortable with my position there. I was the only creator there whose sole raison d'etre was to exist as a {{distaff counterpart}} to someone else -- I was hired to fulfill an idea [[Creator/DougWalker someone else]] came up with. And given my (relative) youth and the condition of the economy at the time, I really truly never thought when I entered it that it would last as long as it did. The context here is that it was 2008 -- I had just gotten laid off from my job. The economy was imploding. I had just left NYC because I could no longer afford to live there and had moved back in with my parents. It was a desperate time to be a recent college grad. So with no other prospects, I submitted to the "Nostalgia Chick" contest in September of 2008, and won. I was promised money. In fairness to Michaud, he did eventually deliver on this for me (others, like WebVideo/MarzGurl, never saw any compensation for their early content). Thing is, around this time, I made another huge mistake (haha joke [haha... sort of a joke]) when I got accepted to USC. I say "huge mistake" because being young and dumb, I didn't realize that 7% interest rate on student loans was... a lot. And at MFA at the world's top film school (since usurped but it was rated #1 at the time!) takes super huge priority over internet videos, even if they paid okay. So there are no words for how hard I phoned it in back then. I just did not have the energy or brainspace to care. So another reason I am very #cringe about everything I produced back then is because I was doing the BAREST possible minimum, and also being really unreliable scheduling-wise. TGWTG almost let me go several times -- I can't fault them for that.\\
In short, I was always uncomfortable aping Doug's style and being "the girl", and I didn't want to be there, but I needed the money. [[GrowingTheBeard I didn't start learning to be okay with it until I started doing essay-style videos about not-nostalgia]] ("[[TheSmurfettePrinciple Smurfette Principle]]", the Music/{{Kesha}} video). Of course there was some resistance to this transition, but eventually they stopped caring about me staying in my lane.\\
Now, to the original question: were their good times? TBH, when not with my own crew, they were few and far between. The first time I felt genuinely disrespected was ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'' (I outlined why in [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFkR__B3Mk9EYQglvislMUx9HWvWhOaBP820UBa4dA/preview the Google doc]]) -- that was where I first realized that they were not interested in collaboration, even if it was with someone who knew more than they did about certain skills (in this case, film sets) All of the {{crossover}} sets were maddening to me (see again [[AntiIntellectualism the anti-intellectual streak]] that still suffuses the company). The thought was that this is just fun amateur hour! But you can't do that, especially on for-profit productions. [[TroubledProduction You can't go without production insurance or stunt people (if they are needed), or people will get hurt (they did.) You need producers to secure permits and hours (they didn't). You need to pay your crew (they didn't).]] I met people on those shoots I'm still good friends with, and I am grateful for that. But the shoots themselves? I was always miserable. And as evidenced by the wave of people speaking out, the Walkers did not consider us friends. There was always a divide there. The best time I had was in the 2011-2012 era when my NYC crew was fairly prolific and Website/ChezApocalypse was up and running -- and, aside from a few people I met through CA, that had nothing to do with CA. It was all downhill after that. And I know there was some charm to the "amateur" aesthetic of the [[MilestoneCelebration anniversary films]], and that's what they wanted, I guess. But let me state that I do not now, nor did I ever, fuck with that. I was embarrassed then to be a part of them, and I still am. ESPECIALLY ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee''.\\
Oh, and I saw not one red penny from the ''Film/MoulinRouge'' review (but Doug and Brent made $$). Doug even crashed at my apartment for that, but I saw nothing for it. Doug wrote it, and [[MisBlamed I still have people assigning his opinions to me (boy do I not share them)]]. "So why did you do it?" Well, [[IWasYoungAndNeededTheMoney I needed to maintain my place on the site because I still depended on ad revenue back then]]. Everyone was going along with it, and few shared my reservations. Bad enough being the curmudgeon of the group -- you don't want to be OUT of the group, do you?\\
So tl;dr "were there good times you were wistful for?" [[UnderminedByReality For the most part, no. I was relieved to be gone from them, and I wish I'd done it sooner.]] But change is hard and scary, even for a wild libertine such as myself.\\
[[EndOfAnAge Now I promise to never, ever talk about Channel Awesome again.]]
-->-- Creator/{{Lindsay|Ellis}}'s final words on her history with [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses Channel Awesome]]

->If you discover that a brand or a company, like a bank or something, did something bad or unethical, it isn't surprising. People just kind of shrug and go "yep, that's how banks roll". And maybe you'll close your account and go to a different bank, but the reality is that probably don't care enough to even do that much, because [[CapitalismIsBad unethical multinational corporations doing terrible things to people in the name of profit is just, kind of, the world.]] [[AMillionIsAStatistic You don't have the brain space to care about all of them. We pay monopolistic cable companies for internet access, we have 401ks run by morally bankrupt hedge fund managers that we will never know, we still by iPhones, we still buy cheap clothes, while paying vague glib lip service to the knowledge that people are being exploited somewhere so we in America can boss Siri around. In some ways, we engage with a multitude of brands and corporations every day that someone, somewhere, is getting exploited by, often cruelly so.]] But media is different. {{Media}} is personal. Media is designed to [[{{Escapism}} provide an escape,]] [[EmotionalTorque to stir emotions, to inspire.]] The {{film}} industry is by no the industry with the highest incidence of sexual harassment, but people care more about it when it gets exposed in the film industry, because the film industry creates media that hits emotional nerves. [[BrokenPedestal And then when we find out that something we loved was made by someone who said or did bad things, it's like betrayal.]] When people ask whether it's moral to [[DeathOfTheAuthor separate art from the artist]], or in this case, [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium product]] from [[Creator/WarnerBros the multinational conglomerate]], what they're really asking is: "How can I go back to consuming media like I did when I was a kid? When the most context I had or cared about was who the author of my favorite book was, or why I like this actor, or what Music/{{Kesha}}'s real name and birthday is." [[InnocenceLost But as an adult, you're expected to be an ethical consumer of media.]] And it's somewhat inevitable that some people resent that, because consuming media the way children do is comforting. Consuming media like ''Film/TheHobbit'' as an adult is complicated and in this day and age, [[GrowingUpSucks it's hard to do so innocently. And I totally understand wanting to return to that innocence, And I don't really have an argument against that worldview other than... that's adulthood.]]\\\
Well, I'm back.
-->The conclusion to Lindsay's [[TwoPartTrilogy three-part duology]] analysis on ''Film/TheHobbit''

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