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0dd1 Just awesome like that from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
Jun 14th 2013 at 10:09:05 AM

Created due to the overabundance of Doug's stuff in the main TGWTG thread choking out the contributions of all the other contributors.

Aside from the latest NC video (Master of Disguise) and the last couple of Avatar The Last Airbender vlogs, the latest video up announces the cons Doug is attending.

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AnSTH Lawful Evil Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Jun 14th 2013 at 10:19:29 AM

Been awhile since I sat down to watch stuff on TGWTG's site. How is Doug still uploading new Nostalgia Critic stuff if the character was retired in the last big crossover?

But that's a story for another time.
MrAHR Ahr river from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Jun 14th 2013 at 10:21:22 AM

First page postings mwahahahaha —cough—

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0dd1 Just awesome like that from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
Jun 14th 2013 at 10:24:52 AM

[up][up]He made a special in which he brought the character back. Reactions were mixed.

[up]*hands a glass of water*

edited 14th Jun '13 10:25:06 AM by 0dd1

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AnSTH Lawful Evil Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Jun 14th 2013 at 10:31:09 AM

Don't kill characters if you don't want them to stay dead. :T

Though I guess it's probably more due to NC being one of the main draws to the site and them losing money without him doing new reviews every week. Again, I'm late to the conversation so I'm sure you've covered all this in depth on the other thread.

edited 14th Jun '13 10:44:33 AM by AnSTH

But that's a story for another time.
MrAHR Ahr river from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Watchtower A Wannabe Writer from Beyond Thunderdome Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
A Wannabe Writer
Jun 14th 2013 at 10:49:53 AM

[up][up]

Long story short, Doug watched The Odd Life Of Timothy Green, realized he might have retired the Critic too soon, and brought him back with a biweekly schedule so he doesn't burn out again.

Suffice to say, it was a massive point of debate all across the web, every possible angle has been tackled and dealt with, and there is no reason to be discuss this ever again.

smile

AnSTH Lawful Evil Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Jun 14th 2013 at 10:52:37 AM

Got it. Thanks for the laconic version.

edited 14th Jun '13 10:52:51 AM by AnSTH

But that's a story for another time.
Jun 14th 2013 at 11:10:48 AM

Yeah he does full reviews every other week now, with the off weeks being a short commentary/editorial type thing where the Critic/Doug talks about some facet of entertainment.

Oh and he's also, as Doug, doing a liveblog type thing where every day he watches an episode of Avatar The Last Airbender and gives his thoughts on it, it was really all the commenting on that project that got this thread started.

Shota Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
Jun 14th 2013 at 11:13:34 AM

Okay whatever.

May check out Connecticon if I can make arrangements on time.

Only a few fellow reviewers called Doug out for being a hypocrit for cancelling Demo Reel and bringing Critic back, especially when they were all involved with a long-term movie that signalled his "permanent" "death". Jesu Otaku among them.

edited 14th Jun '13 11:16:50 AM by Shota

unnoun Everybody's Aunt Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Everybody's Aunt
Jun 14th 2013 at 11:21:11 AM

To Boldly Flee was at times literally built upon the actual blood, sweat, and tears of the contributors. Such sweet, succulent tears...

Anyway, after putting that much effort in, and it being rendered meaningless, it's understandable why there might be some discontent.

...Of course, I suppose Doug might deserve a bit more credit.

Doug is doing the Avatar Vlogs primarily to prep for the Shyamalan movie, right? Does anyone else feel kinda bad for that considering just how much Doug is liking the show? I mean, the movie isn't good at all on its own merits, obviously. But to actually have an investment in the source material makes it a lot worse.

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AnSTH Lawful Evil Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Jun 14th 2013 at 11:22:30 AM

Why are permanent and death in separate quotes? Isn't it a little sad that we need tropes like Perma Death for characters these days? Creators just don't value life anymore.

Didn't know about Doug doing commentary on At LA, I'll have to check that out. Makes as good an excuse as any for me to watch all the episodes again too!smile

But that's a story for another time.
Shota Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
Jun 14th 2013 at 11:29:27 AM

Maybe Doug's doing the vlog so that we'll feel his hatred for the movie all the sweeter.

[up]Permanent is in quotes because he eventually came back. Death is in quotes because he .... just became the Plot Hole as a kind of spirit, and then it was revealed that The Writer reincarnated Donnie Dupre into the Critic so the reviews could continue.

edited 14th Jun '13 11:31:13 AM by Shota

Jun 14th 2013 at 11:32:09 AM

He said right in his intro that he was doing it to prepare.

edited 14th Jun '13 11:33:41 AM by annette

Fusionman I'm Back Bitches (not really) from In a snow-covered wasteland Relationship Status: I wanna know about these strangers like me
I'm Back Bitches (not really)
Jun 14th 2013 at 11:34:13 AM

Jesu was not happy, Phelous wasn't, The Chick and Linkara were not happy after The Review Must Go On happened and really...it's weird that nobody's cameoed or anything with the Critic since the special. Like even just a mention on that vid with the Chick right after To Boldly Flee of "You're the only nostalgic reviewer now" thing Critic!Muppet said.

To Be Updated when I'm not Lazy
shiningknight S.E.A captain from Professor Xavier's school for gifted lesbians. Relationship Status: Non-Canon
S.E.A captain
Jun 14th 2013 at 11:37:03 AM

[up]

really you could count the number of reviews shes done on one hand since the critics return. the majority of videos shes put up since has been for that odd attempt at a twilight with eldergods book thing which I have admittedly haven't watched

" I did the right thing, didn't I? It all worked out in the end." "In the end? Nothing ends, Adrian. Nothing ever ends."
Fusionman I'm Back Bitches (not really) from In a snow-covered wasteland Relationship Status: I wanna know about these strangers like me
I'm Back Bitches (not really)
Jun 14th 2013 at 11:39:04 AM

OK, THAT is true!

I think it'd be nice for a quick Harvey/Critic scene though in a Linkara video. But meh that might be Fan Wanky in the eyes of some.

To Be Updated when I'm not Lazy
0dd1 Just awesome like that from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
Jun 14th 2013 at 11:41:04 AM

Even after he was "killed", though, he still kept appearing in tons of videos—I remember he was in a few Nostalgia Chick videos (both as a Muppet and as a "flashback"/Cutaway Gag), in an Atop The Fourth Wall episode (as the Ghost of Christmas Past), and I'm pretty sure something else too.

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Jun 14th 2013 at 11:43:09 AM

Lindsay (and I assume Lewis) said she had cameos from him to help ease the transition. She called him right after part eight aired even.

unnoun Everybody's Aunt Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Everybody's Aunt
Jun 14th 2013 at 11:43:25 AM

If I had worked so hard and put so much effort into someone else's project, I know I'd be a tad frustrated if he went back on his decisions and made all that effort less than meaningless.

People were actually injured working on To Boldly Flee. Because someone always gets injured, and I'm not sure Rob knows what safety precautions are. People got emotional on set, people worked, and fought, and put their hearts and souls into it. Because they wanted to help Doug do what he felt he needed to do.

So yeah. I'm not expecting much in the way of future interaction.

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Shota Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
Jun 14th 2013 at 11:46:11 AM

Are so many reviewers now refusing to appear in his reviews now that he made such an off-handed stunt and he's got an in-house cast now?

0dd1 Just awesome like that from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
Jun 14th 2013 at 11:46:43 AM

Well, at least there's still Spoony! *

edited 14th Jun '13 11:46:49 AM by 0dd1

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Shota Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
0dd1 Just awesome like that from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
Jun 14th 2013 at 11:47:26 AM

grin

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