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  • Dear Negative Reader: The early "Foamy Fan Mail" episodes were basically jabs at people that complained about anything regarding the show (Germaine being too sexy/not sexy enough. Foamy whining a lot, etc). There was also a one off episode where Jonathan, through Foamy, went through a several minute rant about people that constantly asked for Germaine to be in more lewd scenes were completely missing the point behind Germaine's character. This and his changing views/tastes might have contributed to Jonathan completely abandoning the original storyline and the reboot storyline in favor of making random one off episodes.
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  • Doing It for the Art: While Jonathan still wants to make money off of his work, he mentions on his 16th anniversary livestream that he had many cases where YouTube demonetized his videos before they even go live. He talks about how economically, it would be feasible for him to go through the appeals process at the expense of making his fans wait even longer for the episode to be released, but at the same time, it would piss off his fans by making them wait every time it happened. He then says that he would rather lose a bit of money for the sake of giving his fans his content on time instead of trying to recover lost revenue every time.
  • Money, Dear Boy: Jonathan had released the first season of Neurotically Yours (pre reboot) in HD on YouTube and also released a combined version of them (totaling up to an hour's worth of playback) to purchase for $10 and it seems the only reason he's doing it that way is to make some extra money since he doesn't get money anywhere else for his creations. The fan base became extremely divided over the idea of buying the first season on YouTube with most of the opposition claiming that Jonathan sold out, despite the fact that they can still watch the same episodes in a playlist for free.
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  • No Budget: The entire series is animated, scripted, and voiced by Jonathan Ian Mathers himself using nothing but a flash based animation program and recording software for the voice acting. Dawn Bennett does the voice of Germaine as well as any one time female characters that appear. While Jonathan does make money off of his merchandise, ad revenue and Patreon donations, he generally receives no money for the production of his series while the money he gets from his sources are used to help cover his living expenses.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Germaine's road to recovery where she loses weight and gets a better perspective on life was going to be a lot longer through slow progression, but the author decided to rush it and then initiate the reboot because he got sick of the "struggling artist" theme that the series stuck with for so long and was also tired of people that saw Germaine for sex appeal instead of an actual character who goes through problems everyone could relate to.
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    • The Topical Rants episodes were also going to have their own animations, but due to time constraints, they were scrapped and became just a still image with Foamy's audio playing over them.
    • The author also had more scripts planned for the Mutie character, but he axed them once he got sick of people complaining at how useless she was or wanting to see her naked.
    • According to Jonathan, the story arc involving Germaine going to college was going to go on for quite a while as Germaine developed as a character and grew from her experience. However, the arc was cut short due to it going on for too long and Jonathan wanting to start on new ideas for the series. Likewise, the reveal of Germaine post reboot going to a mental asylum to get herself together was going to have more development before and after that scene, but Jonathan felt it was taking too long and decided to drop The Reveal where the whole entire series may or may not have been made up by Germaine as a story she wrote, which is also the reason why Germaine was so heavily sexualized in the series.
    • JIM was also approached by several television networks for deals that would let him publish the Foamy series on television and make money off it. JIM declined every single offer due to each network having a policy that would wrestle creative control away from him.


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