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  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Odds are, if he reviews a fictional work, he'll do this. ESPECIALLY if it's something for kids.
  • Broken Base: His Pokémon reviews are probably the most controversial part of the site, many love them for the humor and interesting commentary, but just as many fans are sick of them for how predictable they can be (if the Pokémon is weird looking he likes it, if it is traditionally “cute” or “cool” he probably hates it) and how harsh Bogleech can be on certain Pokémon. Bogleech’s sometimes rude responses to some fan reactions hasn’t helped.
  • Critical Dissonance: When he reviews any given work of fiction, this happens surprisingly often:
    • He's stated on his Tumblr that he's not a big fan of Steven Universe, South Park, Futurama, and Pixar. The first is due to his dislike of its inconsistent pacing, the second and third due to what he sees as a libertarian bias in their writing, and the fourth due to how formulaic he finds most of their films to be, as well as some of the character designs either appearing "uninteresting" or "uncanny" in his eyes, the latter at least in the case of A Bug's Life (he does like WALL•E and Finding Nemo, though).
    • He doesn't seem to like much DEVILMAN crybaby either, judging by these posts. In fact, he seems to have the same kind of opinion about most modern anime, with his usual complaints being that it's too sexualized and not story-focused enough.
    • On the main site itself, he's repeatedly voiced his dislike of the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime, mostly because of his opinion that it wasted a perfectly good plot with its focus on people playing a card game instead of the monsters themselves.
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    • He personally doesn't like any of the Steven Spielberg produced cartoons like Tiny Toon Adventures and Animaniacs, simply because the jokes never clicked with him, though he does acknowledge their quality. He does like Freakazoid! though.
    • In his Pokémon Reviews, he's come to the defense of a number of unpopular Mons, including Jynx, Klinklang, and especially Garbodor. Conversely, his least favorite is one that's highly popular and well-loved: Lucario.
    • Digimon Adventure 02's YMMV page claims "You won't find many people who'll defend Shakkoumon." Turns out he's one of those people.
    • And of course, his love of insects and other "ugly" animals could be considered this applied to real life itself, since so few other people seem to appreciate nature the way he does.
    • This reaction is offset by him being open about his preference for creepy and "ugly" monsters, to the point long-time followers can predict when he'll criticize an otherwise popular monster design. It has come to the point where the inverse often happens. For instance, when reviewing Angemon, he gave it 5 stars and used the review to point out that he doesn't only like monsters within a certain niche.
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  • Ensemble Dark Horse: The girl in Zombie Fans is rather popular.
  • Friendly Fandoms: With the SCP Foundation. They both frequently talk about the weird, the scary, and the surreal, monsters are common on both sights, and there are articles on Bogleech detailing his favorite SCPs. The fact that he's a member definitely helps.
  • He Panned It, Now He Sucks!: As mentioned above, this tends to happen quite often due to Bogleech's often heterodox opinions.
  • Heartwarming Moments: Anytime he talks about a real-life animal. Despite how most of them are seen as disgusting, freaky, or scary by most people, he loves them all and makes that very clear. Except dolphins.
    • This article starts out talking about Nessie, then branches out into Bogleech's love for real-life weird zoology in a way that's very heartwarming.
  • Moment of Awesome:
  • My Real Daddy: While the Luminous Big Kito Extrusion Nausea Maggots (aka Magboils) and Skilevaks (actually a name invented by a fan) may have started as cheap Halloween decorations, Wojcik has done more with them than whoever created them ever dreamed.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • His thoughts regarding the bullying and suicide of a young homosexual Deviantart user. He sounds legitimately shocked and infuriated that such hateful scum could thrive.
    • The "Don't Get Spooked!" game is mostly humorously tongue-in-cheek. Even in the parallel twisted version of the hotel, there are things that are more odd than outright horrifying. But in the Dark World, there is one monster, Babymama, that is genuinely sad. She's a woman that cannot give birth to the dozens of fetuses trapped inside of her. The concept sounds gross but the accompanying text makes it tragic:
      Babymama appears very pale.
      Babymama appears very lonely.
      Babymama is not well. She can never be well.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: His dislike of the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime largely stems from this, since it focuses on people playing a card game rather than the bizarre and creative world that's hinted at within that card game.
  • Ugly Cute: Some of the nightmarish things that show up are actually pretty adorable.


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