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YMMV / Josh Scorcher

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  • Acceptable Targets: Canadians get a lot of abuse from many of Josh's comments, though he has stated he doesn't actually hate them and only makes fun of them because they can take a joke.
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  • Accidental Nightmare Fuel: Firebrand casually destroying his clone right after it became self aware and begged him to stop. It was intended to be a joke, but veered too far into uncomfortable territory for some people to find funny.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: In this video, Firebrand brings up the idea that Chrysalis' Villain Ball moments were a ploy on her part to break up the Mane 6, and thus nullify the Elements of Harmony, one of the few things that could have stopped her.
  • Anvilicious: As a former Marine, Josh has fervently criticized the ever-present Artistic License – Military in media multiple times, noting that it has resulted in misconceptions of the military and its members. Eventually taken to the point of parody:
    Josh: And that, for the 374th time, is why in great detail, the Equestrian military sucks.
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  • Broken Base: "Newbie Dash" opened up a question of how objective Josh can be on things. Josh later addressed this, explaining that he had based his opinion off his own personal experience, and apologized for not considering others' different experiences and for upsetting anyone.
  • Critical Research Failure: He questions at the end of a countdown why Link can't just turn the Phantom Hourglass back around after the sand runs out. This is explained almost as soon as you get the item: the hourglass needs sunlight to recharge.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Quite a few people ship FireRose, or the personas of Josh and Ink Rose. Even Ink herself. (Although Ink's acts seem to be more Ship Tease and making Josh squirm than anything else.)
  • Fandom Rivalry: Josh Scorcher fans do not get along with Lily Peet fans. Let's leave it at that.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: If you've read the Pony POV Series, then Josh's line here is either going to be this or Hilarious in Hindsight.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • The "Over a Barrel" review, and pretty much everything involving him and Lily Peet is this now that the two are no longer friends.
      • Ditto with what happened between him and his editor Xain Russell, who after the "Response to Lily Peet" video began to talk badly about Josh's decision on making the video, becoming more vocal about his friendship with Peet and then finally cutting ties with Josh and has continued talking poorly about Josh.
    • Similarly, everything involving him and ToonKritic after the latter was exposed for pedophilic crimes.
  • He Panned It, Now He Sucks!:
    • He got a LOT of flak for hating on Ōkami.
    • Inverted when put the entire Call of Duty franchise as number 1 on his Top Ten Overhated Games list.
    • In general Josh gets called out for hating on games for reasons that relate more to him being bad at them. This includes the aforementioned Okami.
    • Josh got a lot of hate for his comments about "Do Princess Dream of Magic Sheep?" and bluntly stating he thinks Princess Luna is the worst of the four princesses. His problems with the episode also don't help since he states that Luna hasn't learned anything after learning to understand others. Fortunately, this was alleviated to an extent in his full review of the episode where he expressed that he wants to like the episode but is very put off by the fact that Luna intentionally created the Tantabus to torture herself.

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