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** The whole blog gets even harder to read in light of Robyn Byrd (one of John's victims) revealing that the blog is basically a watered down version of how John actually treats people in real life, likening him to a [[Film/{{Whiplash}} Terence Fletcher]]-[[SadistTeacher type predator]] who burns through other artists like a disposable commodity [[ItsAllAboutMe for his own gain]].

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** The whole blog gets even harder to read in light of Robyn Byrd (one of John's victims) revealing that the blog is basically a watered down ''watered down'' version of how John actually treats people in real life, likening him to a [[Film/{{Whiplash}} Terence Fletcher]]-[[SadistTeacher type predator]] who burns through other artists like a disposable commodity [[ItsAllAboutMe for his own gain]].


* BrokenBase: The [[VulgarHumor unapologetically tactless and mean-spirited humor]], shamelessly lurid, crass content, holier than thou elitism and [[TakeThat frequent snipes]] at contemporary works and artists for not living up to John's extremely rigid standards has gotten the blog a sharply divisive reception that [[OvershadowedByControversy often overshadows the rest of its content.]] Readers either love it for that, come for the instructional posts while staying arms length from John's opinions, or just avoid the blog altogether.

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* BrokenBase: The [[VulgarHumor unapologetically tactless and mean-spirited humor]], shamelessly lurid, crass content, holier than thou holier-than-thou elitism and [[TakeThat frequent snipes]] at contemporary works and artists for not living up to John's extremely rigid standards has gotten the blog a sharply divisive reception that [[OvershadowedByControversy often overshadows the rest of its content.]] Readers either love it for that, come for the instructional posts while staying arms length from John's opinions, or just avoid the blog altogether.


** Creator/{{Disney}} and all who follow or imitate them (such as Creator/DonBluth) get the lion's share of his scrutiny, especially the ones from UsefulNotes/TheNineties and onward.

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** Creator/{{Disney}} and all who follow or imitate them (such as Creator/DonBluth) get the lion's share of his scrutiny, especially the ones from UsefulNotes/TheNineties and onward. And that goes ''double'' for pretty much any saturday morning cartoon plant, particularly Creator/{{Filmation}} and Creator/DICEntertainment.


** One of the major points the blog brings up with the force of a hammer is that just imitating others work without discretion or analysis and [[FollowTheLeader having Disney as your]] ''[[FollowTheLeader only]]'' [[FollowTheLeader influence is a bad thing]], providing evidence in "Do All Bland Movies Make Profits?" that copying their works in features only brought short term success to their imitators at best while resulting in a ''lot'' of films that either flopped at the box office or were critically disaparaged. It's one of the few arguments John brings up on his blog that people [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped can find themselves agreeing with,]] even if they dont agree with his opinions on the films themselves.

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** One of the major points the blog brings up with the force of a hammer is that just imitating others work without discretion or analysis and [[FollowTheLeader [[{{Disneyesque}} having Disney as your]] ''[[FollowTheLeader only]]'' [[FollowTheLeader influence is a bad thing]], providing evidence in "Do All Bland Movies Make Profits?" that copying their works in features only brought short term success to their imitators at best while resulting in a ''lot'' of films that either flopped at the box office or were critically disaparaged. It's one of the few arguments John brings up on his blog that people [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped can find themselves agreeing with,]] even if they dont agree with his opinions on the films themselves.


* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: A big reason why the blog is so polarizing. John's opinions range from being merely sardonic and childish to downright misanthropic and mean spirited at worst, and often come with an air of vindictive, petty bitterness and [[HolierThanThou arrogant self-righteousness behind them]]. It makes his posts, even the educational ones, a hard pill to swallow. It only got worse when John's true nature as a person was revealed in 2018, leaving his blog seen now as little more than [[BiasSteamroller a propagandic soapbox]] for a grandstanding, predatory, narcissistic scumbag.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: A big reason why the blog is so polarizing. The blogs whole tone is overwhelmingly caustic and negative, and John's opinions range from being merely sardonic and childish to downright misanthropic and mean spirited at worst, and often come with an air of vindictive, petty bitterness and [[HolierThanThou arrogant self-righteousness behind them]]. It makes his posts, even the educational ones, a hard pill to swallow. It only got worse when John's true nature as a person was revealed in 2018, leaving his blog seen now as little more than [[BiasSteamroller a propagandic soapbox]] for a grandstanding, predatory, narcissistic scumbag.


** In "Whats Not To Love About Insanity?", potshots are taken at [[TheFundamentalist religious revisionists]] who [[GravityIsOnlyATheory dismiss evolution as only being a theory]].

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** In "Whats "What's Not To Love About Insanity?", potshots are taken at [[TheFundamentalist religious revisionists]] who [[GravityIsOnlyATheory dismiss evolution as only being a theory]].



** There are numerous potshots taken at various ethnicities in several posts, such as [[http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2007/10/whats-not-to-love-about-insanity.html "Whats Not To Love About Insanity?"]] mocking those who believe in a black Jesus, and [[http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2006/10/color-theory-steal-from-anime-if-you.html "Color Theory -- steal from anime if you can't think of anything yourself"]] referring to the Japanese as a "cold race".

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** There are numerous potshots taken at various ethnicities in several posts, such as [[http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2007/10/whats-not-to-love-about-insanity.html "Whats "What's Not To Love About Insanity?"]] mocking those who believe in a black Jesus, and [[http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2006/10/color-theory-steal-from-anime-if-you.html "Color Theory -- steal from anime if you can't think of anything yourself"]] referring to the Japanese as a "cold race".


** In "The Rise and Fall of Construction in cartoons Pt 2", he remarks about a caricature of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler that its pretty hard to go wrong with making fun of him, since he considers him [[ThoseWackyNazis the ultimate cartoon character]].

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** In "The Rise and Fall of Construction in cartoons Pt 2", he remarks about a caricature of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler that its it's pretty hard to go wrong with making fun of him, since he considers him [[ThoseWackyNazis the ultimate cartoon character]].



** One of the major points the blog brings up with the force of a hammer is that just imitating others work without discretion or analysis and [[FollowTheLeader having Disney as your]] ''[[FollowTheLeader only]]'' [[FollowTheLeader influence is a bad thing]], providing evidence in "Do All Bland Movies Make Profits?" that copying their works in features only brought short term success to their imitators at best while resulting in a ''lot'' of films that either flopped at the box office or were critically disaparaged. Its one of the few arguments John brings up on his blog that people [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped can find themselves agreeing with,]] even if they dont agree with his opinions on the films themselves.

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** One of the major points the blog brings up with the force of a hammer is that just imitating others work without discretion or analysis and [[FollowTheLeader having Disney as your]] ''[[FollowTheLeader only]]'' [[FollowTheLeader influence is a bad thing]], providing evidence in "Do All Bland Movies Make Profits?" that copying their works in features only brought short term success to their imitators at best while resulting in a ''lot'' of films that either flopped at the box office or were critically disaparaged. Its It's one of the few arguments John brings up on his blog that people [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped can find themselves agreeing with,]] even if they dont agree with his opinions on the films themselves.



** Even after both Kricfalusi's statutory rape scandal in 2018 and the nuclear disaster that was ''WesternAnimation/CansWithoutLabels'' a year later deep-sixed what little goodwill people and fans had for him, its believed that the blog for what its worth ''is'' a good resource for instruction and inspiration, but that John's own opinions and self congratulating merits should be taken with a salt mine.

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** Even after both Kricfalusi's statutory rape scandal in 2018 and the nuclear disaster that was ''WesternAnimation/CansWithoutLabels'' a year later deep-sixed what little goodwill people and fans had for him, its it's believed that the blog for what its worth ''is'' a good resource for instruction and inspiration, but that John's own opinions and self congratulating merits should be taken with a salt mine.


* CrossesTheLineTwice: John is more than willing to step on peoples toes and spit in the face of political correctness and general tact to get a laugh and/or get his points across. Just one of many examples is the post where he applauds WesternAnimation/BettyBoop cartoons for having very racy humor, up to including ''[[BlackComedyRape rape jokes]]''.[[note]]This, unfortunately, may have been why it was difficult to believe rumors about his statutory rape before they were confirmed by his victims: everything he said was so extreme that nobody took his perverted remarks at face value.[[/note]]

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: John is more than willing to step on peoples toes and spit in the face of political correctness and general tact to get a laugh and/or get his points across. Just one of many examples is the post where he applauds WesternAnimation/BettyBoop cartoons for having very racy humor, up to including ''[[BlackComedyRape rape jokes]]''.[[note]]This, unfortunately, may have been why it was difficult to believe rumors about his statutory rape before they were confirmed by his victims: everything he said was so extreme that nobody took his perverted remarks at face value. If that was going UpToEleven, everything else about him was at 10-and-a-half.[[/note]]

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** One of the major points the blog brings up with the force of a hammer is that just imitating others work without discretion or analysis and [[FollowTheLeader having Disney as your]] ''[[FollowTheLeader only]]'' [[FollowTheLeader influence is a bad thing]], providing evidence in "Do All Bland Movies Make Profits?" that copying their works in features only brought short term success to their imitators at best while resulting in a ''lot'' of films that either flopped at the box office or were critically disaparaged. Its one of the few arguments John brings up on his blog that people [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped can find themselves agreeing with,]] even if they dont agree with his opinions on the films themselves.


** The whole blog gets even harder to read in light of Robyn Byrd (one of John's victims) revealing that the blog is basically a watered down version of how John actually treats people in real life, likening him to a [[Film/{{Whiplash}} Terence Fletcher]]-[[SadistTeacher type predator]] who burns who other artists like a disposable commodity [[ItsAllAboutMe for his own gain]].

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** The whole blog gets even harder to read in light of Robyn Byrd (one of John's victims) revealing that the blog is basically a watered down version of how John actually treats people in real life, likening him to a [[Film/{{Whiplash}} Terence Fletcher]]-[[SadistTeacher type predator]] who burns who through other artists like a disposable commodity [[ItsAllAboutMe for his own gain]].


** The whole blog gets even harder to read in light of Robyn Byrd (one of John's victims) revealing that the blog is basically a watered down version of how John actually treats people in real life.

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** The whole blog gets even harder to read in light of Robyn Byrd (one of John's victims) revealing that the blog is basically a watered down version of how John actually treats people in real life.life, likening him to a [[Film/{{Whiplash}} Terence Fletcher]]-[[SadistTeacher type predator]] who burns who other artists like a disposable commodity [[ItsAllAboutMe for his own gain]].



** John's remarks on how most cartoon studios [[HardWorkFallacy invest in hard work]] [[HardWorkHardlyWorks for the sake of hard work or showing off]] were very hard to take seriously as is, but they became painfully ironic when it came to light that John was notorious for blowing through budgets on his shows and doing countless, countless retakes on scenes in his cartoons over trivial things like the color of a present Stimpy hands Ren or Stimpy's butt not shaking the ''exact'' way he wanted it to due to his indecisiveness, and that he even had the nerve to scam Carbunkle Cartoons by refusing to pay up for their hard work on Adult Party Cartoon (which prompted the lawsuit that ended up destroying Spumco) for the incredibly petty and unprofessional reason that their work as is didnt turn out satisfactory to him. In short, John K [[{{Hypocrite}} is guilty of doing the very thing he accuses others of doing.]]

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** John's remarks on how most cartoon studios [[HardWorkFallacy invest in hard work]] [[HardWorkHardlyWorks for the sake of hard work or showing off]] were very hard to take seriously as is, but they became [[UnderminedByReality painfully ironic ironic]] when it came to light that John was notorious for blowing through budgets on his shows and doing countless, countless retakes on scenes in his cartoons over trivial things like the color of a present Stimpy hands Ren or Stimpy's butt not shaking the ''exact'' way he wanted it to due to his indecisiveness, and that he even had the nerve to scam Carbunkle Cartoons by refusing to pay up for their hard work on Adult Party Cartoon (which prompted the lawsuit that ended up destroying Spumco) for the incredibly petty and unprofessional reason that their work as is didnt turn out satisfactory to him. In short, John K [[{{Hypocrite}} is guilty of doing the very thing he accuses others of doing.]]

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** John's remarks on how most cartoon studios [[HardWorkFallacy invest in hard work]] [[HardWorkHardlyWorks for the sake of hard work or showing off]] were very hard to take seriously as is, but they became painfully ironic when it came to light that John was notorious for blowing through budgets on his shows and doing countless, countless retakes on scenes in his cartoons over trivial things like the color of a present Stimpy hands Ren or Stimpy's butt not shaking the ''exact'' way he wanted it to due to his indecisiveness, and that he even had the nerve to scam Carbunkle Cartoons by refusing to pay up for their hard work on Adult Party Cartoon (which prompted the lawsuit that ended up destroying Spumco) for the incredibly petty and unprofessional reason that their work as is didnt turn out satisfactory to him. In short, John K [[{{Hypocrite}} is guilty of doing the very thing he accuses others of doing.]]


* DiscreditedMeme: Using "[=CalArts=] style" as a derogatory term for ThinLineAnimation? That started here and originally referred to the art style used during [[TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation the Disney Renaissance]] rather than shows from TheNewTens. Even before it was traced back to John K., the term was, much like the blog itself, being dismissed by artists as [[ItsPopularSoItSucks blind anger towards something popular]] rather than good-faith criticism, which is why it completely lost it's merit once it's source was discovered.

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* DiscreditedMeme: Using "[=CalArts=] style" as a derogatory term for ThinLineAnimation? That started here and originally referred to the art style used during [[TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation the Disney Renaissance]] rather than shows from TheNewTens. Even before it was traced back to John K., the term was, much like the blog itself, being dismissed by artists as [[ItsPopularSoItSucks blind anger towards something popular]] rather than good-faith criticism, which is why it completely lost it's merit once it's source was discovered.


* DiscreditedMeme: Using "[=CalArts=] style" as a derogatory term for ThinLineAnimation? That started here and originally referred to the art style used during [[TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation the Disney Renaissance]] rather than shows from TheNewTens. Even before it was traced back to John K., the term was, much like the blog itself, being dismissed by artists as [[ItsPopularSoItSucks blind anger towards something popular]] rather than good-faith criticism, which is why it completely lost it's merit once it's source was discovered.



** Most people agree completely with his hatred of HorribleHollywood and executives calling the shots in cartoons. The problem comes from his obnoxious and unceasing jadedness about it, to where he'll take potshots at well liked studios, cartoons and creators.
** Even after the fallout of ''WesternAnimation/CansWithoutLabels'' and the early 2018 sex abuse scandals that deep-sixed what little was left of any goodwill people and fans had for John K., its believed that the blog for what its worth ''is'' a good resource for instruction and inspiration, but that John's own opinions and self congratulating merits should be taken with a salt mine.

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** Most people agree completely with his hatred of HorribleHollywood and executives calling the shots in cartoons. The problem comes from his obnoxious and unceasing jadedness about it, to where he'll take potshots at as well liked as his complete disloyalty to the rest of the animation industry, resulting in him lumping popular studios, cartoons and creators.
creators in with less popular ones.
** Even after both Kricfalusi's statutory rape scandal in 2018 and the fallout of nuclear disaster that was ''WesternAnimation/CansWithoutLabels'' and the early 2018 sex abuse scandals that a year later deep-sixed what little was left of any goodwill people and fans had for John K., him, its believed that the blog for what its worth ''is'' a good resource for instruction and inspiration, but that John's own opinions and self congratulating merits should be taken with a salt mine.


** "Only Superhumans Qualify As Entertainers -- Buster Keaton" also takes a shot at scientists who believe in Intelligent Design.

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** "Only Superhumans Qualify As Entertainers -- Buster Keaton" Creator/BusterKeaton" also takes a shot at scientists who believe in Intelligent Design.



** In "Writing for Cartoons 3", he criticizes the MGM Marx Bros. movies for having [[RomanticPlotTumor romantic filler centered around boring characters]] at the expensive of the brothers comedy.

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** In "Writing for Cartoons 3", he criticizes the MGM Marx Bros. Creator/{{MGM}} Creator/MarxBrothers movies for having [[RomanticPlotTumor romantic filler centered around boring characters]] at the expensive of the brothers comedy.



* RomanticPlotTumor: "Writing for Cartoons 3" criticizes the Creator/{{MGM}} Creator/MarxBros movies for falling back on this element at the expense of their comedy.

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* RomanticPlotTumor: "Writing for Cartoons 3" criticizes the Creator/{{MGM}} Creator/MarxBros Creator/MarxBrothers movies for falling back on this element at the expense of their comedy.



** In another post, he uses CaptionHumor to compare [[WesternAnimation/BattleForTerra Mala]] to a flying sperm cell.

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** In another post, he uses CaptionHumor to compare [[WesternAnimation/BattleForTerra Mala]] to a flying sperm cell.cell.
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