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  • Development Hell: He planned on making a One Piece The Abridged Series and a Kim Possible Doujinshi.
  • Fan Nickname: Shia LeBadActor for Shia LeBeouf.
  • Lying Creator: Asserted repeatedly on his Twitter that he couldn't make it to the Year 3 Shoot and wouldn't appear (though both his wife and his mother blew the cover, but nobody noticed).
  • Missing Episode: The video that got the attention of That Guy himself—a rant about the idiocy of YouTube's rationale for taking down The Nostalgia Critic videos—is now lost and gone forever; he saved it on a long-gone college computer and, seeing as he promised to take the video down once the issue was resolved, it's no longer on YouTube.
    • His wife was going to post various photos and videos of the Year 3 Shoot, but the iPod that had all the files on it was stolen and wiped clean.
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    • Suede laments in his "Top 11 American Anime" that, in spite of the entire rest of the series (except Episode 10) being available on line, The Legend of Calamity Jane: Episode 11, "Protégé" (an episode with a plot so powerful it got burned into his brain) is one of these.
  • Money, Dear Boy: His reasoning for Animesque titles flooding the market.
  • No Export for You: New Zealand never received Freeways, Klondike Bars or Exo Squad.
  • The Other Katana: The one used in Suburban Knights was a Kill Bill promotional one borrowed from Bhargav.
  • Promoted Fanboy: According to the farewell video, Doug hired him on the strength of a YouTube video he made protesting the removal of The Nostalgia Critic from YouTube.
  • Prop Recycling: The cravat he uses in Ask That Dude In The Suede was also his ninja headband in AMV Heaven Episode 3.
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  • Schedule Slip: Due to getting ill twice and having a hard to transition into a full-time job.
  • Series Hiatus: Officially started on January 21, 2009 (though his most recent video at the time was two months old). Ended on August 10, 2011 when he released his new video (a top 11 list, in homage to the first episode of Animenia).
  • Talking to Himself: Literally every time his clones appear.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Spoony's cameo in GYMDK - Wiz'n'Liz: The Frantic Wabbit Wescue was originally meant for Suede, but he declined.
    • His wife was going to post various photos and videos of the Year 3 Shoot, but the iPod that had all the files on it was stolen and wiped clean.
    • Future Pokemon reviews after 4ever were quite obviously originally planned to be tagging Jesu Otaku in for Linkara, with Justin still being the 3rd member of the team as Linkara has stated he probably wasn't doing more due to not watching them growing up. Even the opening card for 4ever says Justin was the only one planned to do every movie with him, and his passing has clearly broken Suede's motivation to do any more.
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  • Working Title: The first episode of Fandom Stranger is called Anime Weirdness.
  • Written-In Infirmity: His review of the Pokémon episode "The Pi-Kahuna" was done while he was recovering from illness. Rather than straining his usual overdubs, he solved the problem by narrating the whole thing from the perspective of the One-Shot Character Victor, in what he admits was an extended parody of The Big Lebowski.

  • His favourite Magic: The Gathering cards are Baneslayer Angel, Platinum Angel and Guardian Seraph. He also made a drawing of a young Sorin Markov, that he uses as his DeviantArt icon.
  • He is a veteran AMV maker and won various Christchurch AMV contests.
  • He had a ponytail in 2007.
  • He comissoned his wife (then girlfriend) to draw this.
  • His computer hardware is an 2.66 GHz Intel Core i5 iMac and his editing software is Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.
  • After finishing his missionary duties in Auckland he went back to Christchurch, where he stayed for three months. He then had to go to Auckland to go to San Francisco to go to Utah to marry. He then went to Chicago with his wife to participate in the TGWTG Year 3 shoot. He then went back to Christchurch, where he lived in a caravan parked in front lawn of his parents' house that he rented from them for two months. He now lives with his wife in a house they rented from a Russian language professor until November.
  • The reason why he used the Sheath Strike in Suburban Knights was because the katana used was real, and he accidentally cut Rob Walker's forehead.


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