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YMMV / MauLer

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  • Acceptable Targets:
    • Bob Chipman, Jim Sterling, JustWrite, Patrick Willems, Quinton Reviews, and video essayists of their ilk on YouTube in general are this for EFAP.
    • H.Bomberguy isn't quite as clear cut acceptable, as MauLer considers him to be genuinely talented and has some respect for him. Just not enough that he won't make fun of him for some of his more infamous quotes and moments.
    • Mundanematt, for being a spineless coward who infamously got exposed on the Killstream, and having poor backing to justify other people as wrong even when confronted by facts that state otherwise.
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  • Archive Panic: Pro-Tip: if you're going to be watching his videos, have a few free hours (Or days) handy on you.
  • Broken Base:
    • The Door Stopper nature of his videos tends to be this for people. It's either an indication of his depth and sheer analysis of a subject, or of his rambling tendencies and nitpicking.
    • His tendency to go on long digressions regarding his opinions on and interactions with other internet personalities in the middle of his reviews have also drawn some of this. Either they're vital to understanding the context of whatever he's talking about, or they're more needless padding in already colossal videos that distract from the review itself and make him come across as overly petty. Others think these segments are interesting, but should be relegated to their own videos, something MauLer has agreed is a valid point and has taken some steps to accommodate.
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  • Crosses the Line Twice: In EFAP #36, the interpretations of The Don as a nicer guy than made out to be in the film quickly turn for the dark as a man whose bike was the only memory of his dead wife and gets worse from there.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Of the EFAP guests, Shadiversity is a bit of an oddball, with his channel's main focus being on weaponry and tactics, with some connection of tactics to film and pure film analysis being few and far in between. Fans loved him for his informative and vast knowledge on weaponry and breaking down of the frequent use of Hollywood Tactics.
  • Growing the Beard: His early videos were good, but his response to H.Bomberguy over Dark Souls II is considered to be by many the start of his content improving, thanks to his extensive breakdown and usage of facts to breakdown his arguments to show the bias in Harris's video.
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  • Harsher in Hindsight: In "Captain Marvel: An Unbridled Meh", MauLer expresses immense dissatisfaction that this was the first female-led film of the MCU and asked why Black Widow couldn't get her own film over Captain Marvel. As of Avengers: Endgame, Black Widow is dead with no way to ever come back due to the nature of the soul stone. This hasn't stopped Marvel from giving her her own movie, however.
  • Memetic Badass:
    • Despite the divisive nature of his content, MauLer has attracted multiple people thanks to his passionate and consistent style of argumentation, and his willingness to belabor every single point he has to death, into each and every one of his reviews.
    • “The Don”, the biker beaten up by Captain Marvel has been celebrated in an ironic fashion as the true hero of the film, with memes such as #istandwithdon and #dusktothedon.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Rhino's Milk Explanation 
    • Massive Explanation 
    • "In my opinion" Explanation 
    • "Long man bad." Explanation 
    • "A suspicious amount of black people" Explanation 
    • What makes good rat? Explanation 
  • Snark Bait: He's a prime example for many people, due to the absurd length of his videos, his repeated insistence that the quality of a work of art can be objectively defined, and for reaching levels of nitpickery that would make CinemaSins blush. In particular, a statement he made along the lines of "If you think The Last Jedi is great, good luck ever calling other films bad" was not taken well by people who enjoyed the movie for legitimate reasons (whether objective or otherwise), and even by some people who didn't.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped:
    • Objectivity doesn't mean your feelings on a given piece of media are irrelevant, but it’s important not to let your feelings prevent you from engaging in honest, meaningful discussion about a piece of media’s merits or flaws.
    • Near the end of his video essay about Amnesia: The Dark Descent vs. SOMA, he makes the point that "There's no Youtuber you should agree with 100%", because at that point the truth doesn't matter and it just becomes a case of Blind Obedience. It's also why he encourages people (even his own fans) to share their opinions with him and tell him when and why they disagreed with him, since not even he is infallible.

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