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Creator / Gregory Austin McConnell

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Gregory Austin McConnell is an American YouTube videomaker, who makes videos about nothing in particular. His focuses vary from his endeavors as an independent and short film director, journalism on minute parts of history, practical advice and shout-outs, to occasional personal speaking.

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  • American Accents: While where he's from (Springfield, Missouri) isn't part of the canonical US Southeast, most people in the area have the accent and Austin is no exception.
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  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Back during his days in the lonelygirl15 fandom, he once remarked that he could make a better show if he had the same set-up. Then, as if the fickle finger of fate said "Let's See YOU Do Better!", he ended up getting to make his own official spin-off and discovered that running a web series is a lot harder than it looks.
  • Caustic Critic: His brief period of notability in the lonelygirl15 days started as one of these under the name "Mason".
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: invoked His video about the 2000 Paralympic Games scandal actually plays with this: if you get caught, you'll Never Live It Down; but even if you don't, then the victory will be hollow.
  • Colbert Bump: Invoked with his 5 Cool Channels With Under 1,000 Subs series.
  • Fix Fic:
    • He proposes one for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. After he summarizes how the fixed play would go, he would list a few of the key changes. First, the Time Turner is only briefly mentioned in the rewrite, so there would be no Timey-Wimey Ball. Second, the original trio would have something to do as they would have an adultery subplot. Third, there are real stakes. Fourth, the villain is original: Delphi is actually an old witch. Finally, the rewrite has a balance of something old and something new.
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    • He claims that his involvement with the lonelygirl15 franchise, LG15: Outbreak, was his attempt to do this, one that invoked went disastrously wrong, likely killed the entire franchise, and showed him how hard it is to actually be a Show Runner.
  • Middle Name Basis: Never goes by Gregory.
  • Overly-Long Gag: On his video about soap operas, he makes a long list of things he could do while Guiding Light is marathoning. He notes by the time he does all that, the series would still be playing when he comes back.
  • Unusual Euphemism: Enforced in his Cursed Child rewrite. He takes an otherwise meaningless bit about toffee from the original, and expands that "toffee" is a code term Harry and Hermione use around the office so no one finds out they're having an affair.


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Wartime Monopoly

A World War II-era Monopoly set came with something unexpected when unearthed: a custom game board drawn by the original owner introducing new mechanics.

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