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What does everyone think about this whole Channel Awesome controversy?
Posted: Posted April 18th, 2018 by Fox Forever

I listened to a 5 hour video while at work of someone reading the large 69 page (at the time) document and giving their insight. While it's hard to tell if all of these are genuine if they are it paints a poor picture of the website. I watched NC and the other related Doug Walker shows on TGWTG back in 2008 or so. When it ended in 2012 I was sad but I understood why it was ended. Then when it came back I tried watching it but it wasn't as enjoyable, imo. The long drawn out skits killed it and weren't that funny. I really didn't watch often and only watched some good non-skit episodes (like the commercial ones). I never watched any of the other producer shows except a few episodes of Ashens, Spoony, or Angry Joe (I don't really care about the latter two anymore).

Then when I heard about a few big people (Linkara, etc.) leaving I thought maybe something happened. Then there was a second wave of people who left after the google document came out which left like 40 producer shows. Then a third wave of people left in the first awful response which left like 10 non-Walker produced shows. Then when another response reviled many of those who gave their testimony on what CA was like so many people left including long time stalwart Angry Joe that there is literally only 2 non-Walker related shows left (one of whom is kind of joking about the situation of him being just 1 of 2 people left on the site).

Some theorize that Doug has already left and the future looks pretty bleak for Channel Awesome. While I'm not taking the testimony to be completely accurate (some stuff is downright illegal, unethical, or unprofessional, and other stuff is individuals upset at being ignored) it would be hard to get 40 or so past people to collude against the company for no monetary gain (other than exposure). I think that more than anything what did them in was the first response of "I'm sorry you felt that way" followed by the second one: "these people are just disgruntled individuals with vindictive intentions". Rather than saying it will focus on how to address this they just went the blaming route.

I used to rather like watching some of the things even if I didn't watch too much. But in a way I'm kind of glad that the site is tanking, even if that seems mean spirited.

If anyone needs tl;dr about the entire situation I will give it. For now I'm working on the assumption that people know.

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Tbh, Lewis and the Walker brothers are the only ones I've been a fan of for a long time. I can't say I know exactly what's going on, but at the same time I have no reason to know. I never supported the site, just the producers.

Posted April 18th, 2018 by -Riku-

It reminds me of the whole YouTube drama over the 4Kids voice acting for Sonic that occurred about a decade ago. There were also a lot of people in each other's faces and one person in particular who hated Jason Griffith was the center of attention, among other Sonic fanboys. Believe it or not, that guy has claim to have changed. He's not like he used to be, over a decade ago. Yet, that's still debatable, on whether or not he his really changed. I kinda believe him but there's no forgetting about your past mistakes. Hell, me as a person even has changed. I realized how much of a jerk I was as "03bgood" and I really sorry for the people I caused problems with. So when I contacted this guy, he got mad at me for bringing up his past and keeps treating my like shit on Twitter. I wasn't doing it to hurt his feelings or anything. I was doing for a good reason; I fell in the same trap as him, well sorta. But now I've changed. I just turned 30 and I realize my younger days are almost behind me and I kinda feel sad about that and how the world I once knew, is changing.

This whole CA thing reminds me of that crap that the gaming community went through in the mid-late 2000s with people like The Irate Gamer, except this time it's not about video games, it's about movie reviewers. There's also still one about animation going on, but that one has almost died down.

Hell, I still remember the whole "shrilling" controversy between the AVGN over funding his crappy mediocre AVGN film, from a few years ago. Nothing much has changed, Cinemassacre had it's scandal, now it's Channel Awesome's turn, I guess. It's really sad to see how the mighty have fallen. So far, 2018 has not been a great year so far; the closure of Toys 'R Us, the mass shootings, North Korea threatening us with nukes, and then we have this controversy on the internet, while the other three are happening outside the web. Make one wonder if the end of the world is really near.

Edited April 18th, 2018 by Blake

This is as bad as mass shootings and North Korea. But ya I was never very into Channel Awesome or the Nostalgia Critic, only vaguely aware of them because of the AVGN crossover stuff. You have a link to the document so we can know wtf you're talking about?

This sounds like the fireball20xl/Psyguy controversy from a few years back, if anyone remembers that site. Chaos Diamonds 3 and sprite comics and whatnot

Posted April 19th, 2018 by MarvaIo
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