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* [[http://blip.tv/the-spoony-experiment/vlog-12-14-11-trip-to-dc-stop-sopa-5823636 Vlog 12-14-11 Trip to DC, Stop SOPA!]] is absolutely heartbreaking. Not only is Noah visibly shaken by his trip to DC, but he also explains how, while none are ready to give up the fight just yet, all the contributors of Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses have been talking about what they would do if the bill passes, knowing full well that their sites could just like that be delisted, robbing them of their livelihood.

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* [[http://blip.tv/the-spoony-experiment/vlog-12-14-11-trip-to-dc-stop-sopa-5823636 Vlog 12-14-11 Trip to DC, Stop SOPA!]] is absolutely heartbreaking. Not only is Noah visibly shaken by his trip to DC, but he also explains how, while none are ready to give up the fight just yet, all the contributors of Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses Website/ChannelAwesome have been talking about what they would do if the bill passes, knowing full well that their sites could just like that be delisted, robbing them of their livelihood.


** In the final part of the review, after [[spoiler:[[DeathIsCheap Dupre abruptly comes back to life]]]], it cuts back to Spoony, who sits silently for a few moments. He gets up, walks off screen and returns with every piece of the ''Ultima'' series he owns. He proceeds to recount how one of his earliest memories is playing the games with his older brother, how the series pretty much taught him to read and was a major influence on his tastes as he grew up. He then throws ''every installment of the series across the room in disgust,'' declaring that it all meant jack shit since it all eventually led to ''VideoGame/UltimaIX.''

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** In the final part of the review, after [[spoiler:[[DeathIsCheap [[DeathIsCheap Dupre abruptly comes back to life]]]], life]], it cuts back to Spoony, who sits silently for a few moments. He gets up, walks off screen and returns with every piece of the ''Ultima'' series he owns. He proceeds to recount how one of his earliest memories is playing the games with his older brother, how the series pretty much taught him to read and was a major influence on his tastes as he grew up. He then throws ''every installment of the series across the room in disgust,'' declaring that it all meant jack shit since it all eventually led to ''VideoGame/UltimaIX.''


* A meta-example in him [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/thenews/35675-a-farewell-to-noah-antwiler-aka-spoonyone-with-ca leaving Channel Awesome.]].
** [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2012/09/15/to-boldly-flee-part-1-spoony-commentary/ His extrapolation of why he left the site]] makes it all the more unfortunate that the Twitter fiasco seemed to be the sole reason for it.
*** It seems like part of it was due to site politics, along with displeasure with certain ways Channel Awesome was run and the site design as well.
*** Confirmed after [[WebVideo/ObscurusLupa Allison]] left the site. Of all people, Noah was in agreement with [=LordKaT=] that the site was ran terribly after their management relations person, [[OnlySaneMan Holly Brown]], was fired.
* [[https://twitter.com/TheSpoonyOne/status/217716012542468098 Noah has been diagnosed with Bipolar II Disorder]], though he does try to make light of the situation by poking fun at the fact that there's a II in there.
--> "Yes, I have the sequel to bipolar disorder. Bipolar II: [[Film/HighlanderIITheQuickening The Quickening]]."


* Some would say that the rapid deterioration of [=LordKaT=] and Spoony's friendship [[note]] after Noah insulted both Jason and his followers on Twitter, Jason tore him a new one during a two-hour livestream podcast[[/note]] is a tear jerker in itself. Especially if you go back and listen to their D&D campaigns, and hear how much fun they're having, it's quite sad.
** Though Jason ''did'' later apologize for his angry rant about Noah, he's also made it clear that he has no desire to speak to or work with him ever again. It's safe to say the bridge has been burned.



* Spoony's Wrestle Wrestle for the 12/15/14 episode has him just heartbroken at the quality of TLC 2014, but also about Kofi Kingston going into too much detail about Big E's....sweat problem.
* In a case of a real life tearjerker, the fact that Noah hasn't created new content since at least 2014. After having set up a Patreon account and garnered enough money from his fans to produce a full ''Spoony'' motion picture, Noah proceeded to keep quiet on any aspect of production on his film, and he keeps this up to this very day. Furthermore, reviews, vlogs, and retrospectives of any kind have fallen off the map as far as his content goes, and now he largely spends his days streaming--his caustic attitude growing more and more volatile as larger groups of people begin to critique his lack of content. He once was able to garner 5,000 dollars a month through his Patreon and the support of his fans--but now his earnings barely scrape by with a meager 500 dollars in total, thanks to his refusal to speak to his fans or present them with the content they had paid him for. It's clear that he's burnt out on this, but apparently seems too prideful to admit that.
** It's not just burnout, but his health- physical and mental both- have deteriorated some since then. Several of his tweets seem to indicate a great deal of difficulty getting what help he needs, and it's hit the point where he simply ''can't'' produce more content due to the strain and the stress they put him through. It's difficult to watch.

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* Spoony's Wrestle Wrestle for the 12/15/14 episode has him just heartbroken at the quality of TLC 2014, but also about Kofi Kingston going into too much detail about Big E's....sweat problem.
* In a case of a real life tearjerker, the fact that Noah hasn't created new content since at least 2014. After having set up a Patreon account and garnered enough money from his fans to produce a full ''Spoony'' motion picture, Noah proceeded to keep quiet on any aspect of production on his film, and he keeps this up to this very day. Furthermore, reviews, vlogs, and retrospectives of any kind have fallen off the map as far as his content goes, and now he largely spends his days streaming--his caustic attitude growing more and more volatile as larger groups of people begin to critique his lack of content. He once was able to garner 5,000 dollars a month through his Patreon and the support of his fans--but now his earnings barely scrape by with a meager 500 dollars in total, thanks to his refusal to speak to his fans or present them with the content they had paid him for. It's clear that he's burnt out on this, but apparently seems too prideful to admit that.
** It's not just burnout, but his health- physical and mental both- have deteriorated some since then. Several of his tweets seem to indicate a great deal of difficulty getting what help he needs, and it's hit the point where he simply ''can't'' produce more content due to the strain and the stress they put him through. It's difficult to watch.
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** The video becomes even ''worse'' following Creator/JewWario's [[DrivenToSuicide death by suicide]] -- especially since Noah specifically called on Justin to make sure he didn't "do something to hurt [him]self" in his depression.



* His post about [[WebVideo/YouCanPlayThis Justin Carmical]]'s death, saying he "may never stop reeling from it," and will certainly never understand it. Then you remember he's already had to deal with one of his fans committing suicide.
** Plus his not allowing any comments on the post, given the very real chance his FanDumb would take them in a horrible direction.
*** A wise move on his part, as the Trolls came out in force when he made the announcement on his Twitter.
** In the post-credits of LethalGames, there is a somber moment where Spoony sits on his chair, holding Justin's Wario hat, before leaving and placing said hat on his chair. What sells this moment is the lack of any music, sound or spoken dialogue. Plus, Spoony's heartbroken expression on his face (you'd expect him to burst into tears), and the camera lingering on the lone hat as it slowly fades to black is almost haunting.


* The end credits of his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' review show all the high review scores the game got (one of which named it the best game ever, and another which gave it a [[BrokeTheRatingScale 120/100]]). It then shows quotes from the producer, Yoshinori Kitase, and the game's director, Motomu Toriyama, [[CreatorsApathy outright admitting that they don't really care what critics of the game think]], and claiming that they needed to make the game as linear as it was or [[BlatantLies they might not have been able to tell a compelling story otherwise]]. The two quotes at the end are particularly depressing, because they seem to contradict everything Final Fantasy used to be about.

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* The end credits of his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' review show all the high review scores the game got (one of which named it the best game ever, and another which gave it a [[BrokeTheRatingScale 120/100]]). It then shows quotes from the producer, Yoshinori Kitase, and the game's director, Motomu Toriyama, [[CreatorsApathy outright admitting that they don't really care what critics of the game think]], and claiming that they needed to make the game as linear as it was or [[BlatantLies they might not have been able to tell a compelling story otherwise]].otherwise. The two quotes at the end are particularly depressing, because they seem to contradict everything Final Fantasy used to be about.


* The blackened version of his logo used to protest SOPA. "The Experiment Is Over." For others, it was straight-up [[NightmareFuel nightmare fuel]].

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* The blackened version of his logo used to protest SOPA. "The Experiment Is Over." For others, it was straight-up [[NightmareFuel nightmare fuel]].{{nightmare fuel}}.



* Near the end of the review of ''Game Over'', Spoony is reminded that he still has to review ''UltimaIX''...after some flashes of him screaming strapped to a chair wearing a straightjacket and goggles. After he leaves, the camera focuses menacingly on Burton... really puts the words "The Spoony '''Experiment'''" into perspective, huh? Even worse, as the camera fades to black, a string from [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 Leaving Earth]] plays. [[LastNoteNightmare Shiver...]]

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* Near the end of the review of ''Game Over'', Spoony is reminded that he still has to review ''UltimaIX''...''VideoGame/UltimaIX''...after some flashes of him screaming strapped to a chair wearing a straightjacket and goggles. After he leaves, the camera focuses menacingly on Burton... really puts the words "The Spoony '''Experiment'''" into perspective, huh? Even worse, as the camera fades to black, a string from [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 Leaving Earth]] plays. [[LastNoteNightmare Shiver...]]



* At the end of the second part of the UltimaIX review, the Guardian basically sums up Spoony's life at that point, saying that he's "alone", "abandoned by his friends and co-workers", and that people only enjoy watching him suffer. The case of Real Life Writes The Script is just heartbreaking.

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* At the end of the second part of the UltimaIX ''VideoGame/UltimaIX'' review, the Guardian basically sums up Spoony's life at that point, saying that he's "alone", "abandoned by his friends and co-workers", and that people only enjoy watching him suffer. The case of Real Life Writes The Script is just heartbreaking.



** In the final part of the review, after [[spoiler:[[DeathIsCheap Dupre abruptly comes back to life]]]], it cuts back to Spoony, who sits silently for a few moments. He gets up, walks off screen and returns with every piece of the ''Ultima'' series he owns. He proceeds to recount how one of his earliest memories is playing the games with his older brother, how the series pretty much taught him to read and was a major influence on his tastes as he grew up. He then throws ''every installment of the series across the room in disgust,'' declaring that it all meant jack shit since it all eventually led to ''UltimaIX.''

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** In the final part of the review, after [[spoiler:[[DeathIsCheap Dupre abruptly comes back to life]]]], it cuts back to Spoony, who sits silently for a few moments. He gets up, walks off screen and returns with every piece of the ''Ultima'' series he owns. He proceeds to recount how one of his earliest memories is playing the games with his older brother, how the series pretty much taught him to read and was a major influence on his tastes as he grew up. He then throws ''every installment of the series across the room in disgust,'' declaring that it all meant jack shit since it all eventually led to ''UltimaIX.''VideoGame/UltimaIX.''


* Some would say that the rapid deterioration of LordKat and Spoony's friendship [[note]] after Noah insulted both Jason and his followers on Twitter, Jason tore him a new one during a two-hour livestream podcast[[/note]] is a tear jerker in itself. Especially if you go back and listen to their D&D campaigns, and hear how much fun they're having, it's quite sad.

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* Some would say that the rapid deterioration of LordKat [=LordKaT=] and Spoony's friendship [[note]] after Noah insulted both Jason and his followers on Twitter, Jason tore him a new one during a two-hour livestream podcast[[/note]] is a tear jerker in itself. Especially if you go back and listen to their D&D campaigns, and hear how much fun they're having, it's quite sad.



*** Confirmed after [[WebVideo/ObscurusLupa Allison]] left the site. Of all people, Noah was in agreement with LordKat that the site was ran terribly after their management relations person, [[OnlySaneMan Holly Brown]], was fired.

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*** Confirmed after [[WebVideo/ObscurusLupa Allison]] left the site. Of all people, Noah was in agreement with LordKat [=LordKaT=] that the site was ran terribly after their management relations person, [[OnlySaneMan Holly Brown]], was fired.


* In a case of a real life tearjerker, the fact that Noah hasn't created new content since at least 2014. After having set up a Patreon account and garnered enough money from his fans to produce a full ''Spoony'' motion picture, Noah proceeded to keep quiet on any aspect of production on his film, and he keeps this up to this very day. Furthermore, reviews, vlogs, and retrospectives of any kind have fallen off the map as far as his content goes, and now he largely spends his days streaming--his caustic attitude growing more and more volatile as larger groups of people begin to critique his lack of content. He once was able to garner 5,000 dollars a month through his Patreon and the support of his fans--but now his earnings barely scrape by with a meager 500 dollars in total, thanks to his refusal to speak to his fans or present them with the content they had paid him for. It's clear that he's burnt out on this, but apparently seems too prideful to admit that.

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* In a case of a real life tearjerker, the fact that Noah hasn't created new content since at least 2014. After having set up a Patreon account and garnered enough money from his fans to produce a full ''Spoony'' motion picture, Noah proceeded to keep quiet on any aspect of production on his film, and he keeps this up to this very day. Furthermore, reviews, vlogs, and retrospectives of any kind have fallen off the map as far as his content goes, and now he largely spends his days streaming--his caustic attitude growing more and more volatile as larger groups of people begin to critique his lack of content. He once was able to garner 5,000 dollars a month through his Patreon and the support of his fans--but now his earnings barely scrape by with a meager 500 dollars in total, thanks to his refusal to speak to his fans or present them with the content they had paid him for. It's clear that he's burnt out on this, but apparently seems too prideful to admit that.that.
** It's not just burnout, but his health- physical and mental both- have deteriorated some since then. Several of his tweets seem to indicate a great deal of difficulty getting what help he needs, and it's hit the point where he simply ''can't'' produce more content due to the strain and the stress they put him through. It's difficult to watch.


* Noah's descent into non-creation for, at the time of this writing, roughly three years. After having set up a Patreon account and garnered enough money from his fans to produce a full ''Spoony'' motion picture, Noah proceeded to keep quiet on any aspect of production on his film, and he keeps this up to this very day. Furthermore, reviews, vlogs, and retrospectives of any kind have fallen off the map as far as his content goes, and now he largely spends his days streaming--his caustic attitude growing more and more volatile as larger groups of people begin to critique his lack of content. He once was able to garner 5,000 dollars a month through his Patreon and the support of his fans--but now his earnings barely scrape by with a meager 500 dollars in total, thanks to his refusal to speak to his fans or present them with the content they had paid him for.

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* Noah's descent into non-creation for, at In a case of a real life tearjerker, the time of this writing, roughly three years.fact that Noah hasn't created new content since at least 2014. After having set up a Patreon account and garnered enough money from his fans to produce a full ''Spoony'' motion picture, Noah proceeded to keep quiet on any aspect of production on his film, and he keeps this up to this very day. Furthermore, reviews, vlogs, and retrospectives of any kind have fallen off the map as far as his content goes, and now he largely spends his days streaming--his caustic attitude growing more and more volatile as larger groups of people begin to critique his lack of content. He once was able to garner 5,000 dollars a month through his Patreon and the support of his fans--but now his earnings barely scrape by with a meager 500 dollars in total, thanks to his refusal to speak to his fans or present them with the content they had paid him for. It's clear that he's burnt out on this, but apparently seems too prideful to admit that.


* Spoony's Wrestle Wrestle for the 12/15/14 episode has him just heartbroken at the quality of TLC 2014, but also about Kofi Kingston going into too much detail about Big E's....sweat problem.

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* Spoony's Wrestle Wrestle for the 12/15/14 episode has him just heartbroken at the quality of TLC 2014, but also about Kofi Kingston going into too much detail about Big E's....sweat problem.problem.
* Noah's descent into non-creation for, at the time of this writing, roughly three years. After having set up a Patreon account and garnered enough money from his fans to produce a full ''Spoony'' motion picture, Noah proceeded to keep quiet on any aspect of production on his film, and he keeps this up to this very day. Furthermore, reviews, vlogs, and retrospectives of any kind have fallen off the map as far as his content goes, and now he largely spends his days streaming--his caustic attitude growing more and more volatile as larger groups of people begin to critique his lack of content. He once was able to garner 5,000 dollars a month through his Patreon and the support of his fans--but now his earnings barely scrape by with a meager 500 dollars in total, thanks to his refusal to speak to his fans or present them with the content they had paid him for.


* The [[{{Ultima}} ideals of the Avatar]] playing over the Avatar butchering a bunch of kids, as "Adagio for Strings" plays.

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* The [[{{Ultima}} [[VideoGame/{{Ultima}} ideals of the Avatar]] playing over the Avatar butchering a bunch of kids, as "Adagio for Strings" plays.


* The end credits of his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' review show all the high review scores the game got (one of which named it the best game ever, and another which gave it a [[BrokeTheRatingScale 120/100]]). It then shows quotes from the producer, Yoshinori Kitase, and the game's director, Motomu Toriyama, outright admitting that [[TheyJustDidntCare they don't really care what critics of the game think]], and claiming that they needed to make the game as linear as it was or [[BlatantLies they might not have been able to tell a compelling story otherwise]]. The two quotes at the end are particularly depressing, because they seem to contradict everything Final Fantasy used to be about.

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* The end credits of his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' review show all the high review scores the game got (one of which named it the best game ever, and another which gave it a [[BrokeTheRatingScale 120/100]]). It then shows quotes from the producer, Yoshinori Kitase, and the game's director, Motomu Toriyama, [[CreatorsApathy outright admitting that [[TheyJustDidntCare they don't really care what critics of the game think]], and claiming that they needed to make the game as linear as it was or [[BlatantLies they might not have been able to tell a compelling story otherwise]]. The two quotes at the end are particularly depressing, because they seem to contradict everything Final Fantasy used to be about.


** In the final part of the review, after [[spoiler:[[DeathIsCheap Dupre abruptly comes back to life]]]], it cuts back to Spoony, who sits silently for a few moments. He gets up, walks off screen and returns with every piece of the ''Ultima'' series he owns. He proceeds to recount how one of his earliest memories is playing the games with his older brother, how the series pretty much taught him to read and was a major influence on his tastes as he grew up. He then throws ''every installment of the series across the room in disgust,'' declaring that it all meant jack ''shit'' since it all eventually led to ''UltimaIX.''

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** In the final part of the review, after [[spoiler:[[DeathIsCheap Dupre abruptly comes back to life]]]], it cuts back to Spoony, who sits silently for a few moments. He gets up, walks off screen and returns with every piece of the ''Ultima'' series he owns. He proceeds to recount how one of his earliest memories is playing the games with his older brother, how the series pretty much taught him to read and was a major influence on his tastes as he grew up. He then throws ''every installment of the series across the room in disgust,'' declaring that it all meant jack ''shit'' shit since it all eventually led to ''UltimaIX.''



** In the post-credits of LethalGames, there is a somber moment where Spoony sits on his chair, holding Justin's Wario hat, before leaving and placing said hat on his chair. What sells this moment is the lack of any music, Spoony's heartbroken expression on his face (you'd expect him to burst into tears), and the camera lingering on the lone hat as it slowly fades to black. It's almost haunting.

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** In the post-credits of LethalGames, there is a somber moment where Spoony sits on his chair, holding Justin's Wario hat, before leaving and placing said hat on his chair. What sells this moment is the lack of any music, sound or spoken dialogue. Plus, Spoony's heartbroken expression on his face (you'd expect him to burst into tears), and the camera lingering on the lone hat as it slowly fades to black. It's black is almost haunting.


*** It seems like part of it was due to site politics along with unhappiness with certain ways Channel Awesome was run and the site design as well.
**** Confirmed after [[WebVideo/ObscurusLupa Alison]] left. Of all people, he was in agreement with LK that the site was ran terribly after their management relations person, [[OnlySaneMan Holly Brown]] was fired.

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*** It seems like part of it was due to site politics politics, along with unhappiness displeasure with certain ways Channel Awesome was run and the site design as well.
**** Confirmed after [[WebVideo/ObscurusLupa Alison]] left. Allison]] left the site. Of all people, he Noah was in agreement with LK LordKat that the site was ran terribly after their management relations person, [[OnlySaneMan Holly Brown]] Brown]], was fired.

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