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Zedd
Jul 6, 2009

I mean, who would have noticed another madman around here?




Welcome to the Internet Critic Discussion Thread 5.0!


New Site owner, same derails.



Thread Rules:
  • Don't be a loving creep and pry into personal lives. They are not (meaningfully) public figures. This includes MST3K-ing Twitter meltdowns.
  • While 99.9% of us probably don't like Alt-Right, transphobic, homophobic or any other prejudice we can be prone to witchhunting, if there is proof of somebody being a shitheel feel free to share it; but we should slightly chill with grasping at straws.
  • If you need to discuss a specific work in-depth, take it to a separate thread. You can, of course, discuss a work a reviewer is reviewing, but let's not have 3 page hijacks on a single movie.
  • No gamergate. Ever. Don't talk about someone being a gamergater. Don't talk about gamergaters. Gamergate never happened. NOTHING PRODUCTIVE EVER COMES OUT OF THIS.
  • Don't start posting about posting, it's almost as bad as breaking the first three rules and throws the thread even more catastrophically off topic. If someone is being an rear end report it or come back in a few days.
  • Discussing events with a large scope like the CA blowout is fine, however don't go digging for extra drama or put blame on victims.


So how about come content?!

Primarily Movies :

Red Letter Media – Review movies. These guys seem mostly insulated from the "internet critic community" so they go at a bit of a different angle, especially with their knowledge of cinematography.

Lindsay Ellis – Formerly known as Loose Canon, now working on various video essays mainly about films, their structure and a bunch of miscellaneous stuff.

The Cosmonaut Variety Hour - Markus (& Friends) makes videos about popular films and media with a critical but upbeat P.O.V.

Kyle Kallgren (aka Brows Held High) – Does in-depth reviews of what are generally called "arthouse films" (though he hates the term).

Allison Pregler (Movie Nights) – Hosts a semi-scripted review show about mostly schlocky movies, does the so called Manic-Episodes about various TV shows and the gift to humanityinsanity that is Baywatching. (Formerly known as Obscurus Lupa)

Quinton Revieuws - I've been Quinton Reviews, and that's all you need.

Mr Sunday Movies - Australia's largest movie YouTube channel covering all things movies, comic books, news, reviews, TV shows and video games.

Phelous (Phelous.com) – Reviews movies, horror, animated features, knockoff toys and whatever else he finds amasing to share.

Jenny Nicholson – Tackles a verity of pop culture topics and movies in an endearingly deadpan absurdist (...and borderline insane) style.

Folding Ideas (Dan Olson) – Does in-depth analysis of films and film making theory, among other topics and weekly streams.

Movies with Mikey – Lovable doof talks about the movies he loves.

Wisecrack – Pop Philosophy on your favorite pop culture.

Ed Glaser (Neon Harbor) – Ed Glaser looks at movies very directly inspired by other more famous movies.

Renegade Cut – Leon Thomas analyzes the plot and various themes in a wide variety of movies.

Lessons From The Screenplay – Video essay series taking specific movies and breaking down how they'd be written.

Diamanda Hagan – She's Diamanda Hagan, and she has to live with that every day-- all while reviewing movies that no person in their right mind should watch (which makes her perfectly qualified).

TV, Animation and Anime :

No Small Parts – A youtube series about bit part and character actors.

SF Debris (Chuck Sonnenburg) – Reviews (mostly) Sci-Fi television episode by episode. Has a pretty good middle-ground between plot summary and plot analysis. Does voices for characters in a non-grating way.

Poparena – Reviews of books, movies, and TV shows from the 90s and 80s. His most notable series is his reviews of every single Animorphs book and TV episode in order from start to finish.

Bennet the Sage – Reviews anime OVAs, movies, and series of... dubious quality from years past with Anime Abandon.

Super Eyepatch Wolf – In depth recommendation videos on mainly anime but also games, films and comics. Will praise the good, but never one to blindly fanboy.

Gigguk – Anime nerd talking about currently running anime, is mildly self-aware.

Mother's Basement – An anime review show covering various films, shows and OVA series. Has something of an obsession with fixing SAO.

Suede – Anime reviewer focused primarily on reviewing the original Pokemon anime and its theatrical offshoots.


Videogames :

Kim Justice – All you ever wanted to know about British home gaming, British developers, classic games and micro computers.

Matt McMuscles - Former SuperBestFriends member striking out on their own.

Scott The Woz - Hey all, Scott here. Slightly too self aware explores all things videogame.

Jim loving Sterling, Son (The Jimquisition) – Weekly Editorials on why the AAA gaming industry sucks and deep dives into the bowels of Steam. Has a healthy relationship with Boglins. Mild obsession with AAA videogame practices.

Civvie 11 - Civvie reviews retro games from the First-Person Shooter genre, modern shooters inspired by retro FPS games, and the occasional film, typically adaptations of the games he's covered.

Errant Signal – Makes game criticism videos. And he is the first one to admit how pretentious that it sounds.

LGR (Lazy Game Reviews) – Charming content about the old days of videogames, the hardware it was played on and other things that catch his drift. Might be trying to make us all build a 386.

Ross Scott – He mostly does Machinima (notably Freeman's Mind), but also has a stellar show called Ross' Game Dungeon which is strikingly unlike most other game review shows. He picks more obscure games and just kind of... chills and talks about them for 30 minutes. Despite the way that sounds, they're well-edited, structured, and paced to boot!

Cinemassacre / Angry Video Game Nerd – Home of Board James, James & Mike Play, and the Angry Video Game Nerd.

Matthewmatosis – Breaks down and reviews video games. He's not huge on the cultural commentary, but he's shines at analyzing games on a more mechanical level. Can be strongheaded about subjective flaws.

Noah Caldwell-Gervais – Game analysis’ equivalent to a college professor lecturing a class. While traveling cross country in a VW Bus.

Innuendo Studios – Guy talking about video games in a socio-political context, recently seems to dabble more into full political videos.

TheGamingBritShow – British video game critic talks about his views on games.

Super Bunny Hop (George Weidman) – New games, old games, and extensive recaps of Metal Gear Solid plots. Also makes videos covering nerdy trips and occasional controversies.

Raycevick – Covers (older) videgames and does retrospectives on them. Presenting two series, "So I've Finally Played" and "Years Later". The former focuses on his initial impressions of various games, while the Years Later series are long form video retrospectives on several notable franchises, such as Halo or Mass Effect.

Ahoy – Months pass between new Ahoy videos, but when he releases one it's an event. Some of the most painstakingly crafted, highly researched and brilliantly made longform video content you will find on YouTube. Often concentrates on first-person shooters, known for his long videos on Polybius, Quake and Doom as well as the "Iconic Arms" series.

DJ Slope's Game Room – DJ Slope gave up a promising career as a DJ and Jackass-esque pain donkey on British TV (not a joke) to become a truly excellent reviewer and budding documentarian on YouTube. Known for his "Complete History" retro video game series, and "Kickscammers" where he goes into detail about some truly baffling attempts at crowdfunding.

History Respawned – Covers how well video games represent actual history.

Nostalgia Nerd – UK-based YouTuber who has a great love for old computers and a beautiful, dulcet tone from the Eastern counties. Known for making incredibly long labour of love Story documentaries about old computers like the Amiga and Atari ST, as well as "UK Thrifts".

Pushing Up Roses – Retro reviewer with a strong focus on point-and-clicks and other adventure titles. Also does the odd film review now and again, and is known for "Death In Video Games".

Gamehut – Formerly worked in the biz on things like Sonic3D and focuses a lot on "how we did this" programming things, informal entertainment.


Music :

Todd in the Shadows – Pop song reviews, retrospectives on one hit wonders and albums that changed a career for the worse. Also a pretty good piano player.

The Needle Drop - The Internet's Melon, reviews music and united us all by having taste nobody 100% agrees with.

The Rap Critic – Reviews Hip-Hop and Rap music, also a pretty decent singer/rapper himself.

Sideways – Music nerd nerds out over music in the most hardcore way.


Comics and Manga :

Linkara (Atop the 4th wall) – Reviews (mostly superhero) comic books. He also has incredibly silly ongoing plots that he's making into a movie because of his Patreon. Nowadays his skits are no longer in the video, taking place before or after the actual content.

Weekly Manga Recap – Our hosts read manga (Japanese comics) from Weekly Shonen Jump (and a few from Crunchyroll) and give their thoughts on these chapters on a weekly basis.


Toys :

MMPR toys – Watch a couple formerly connected to the industry have way too much passion for Super Sentai and Power Rangers toys.

Thew Adams – Ever wanted to see a man talk about plastic toys for hours? Immensely watchable even for non-fans, sheer enthusiasm in video form.


Other media :

Nerdwriter – Covers all areas of media culture in weekly video essays, ranging from music, traditional art, comics, comedy, directing and so forth.

Maven of the Eventide (Elise Hansen) – Host of Vampire Reviews, the Maven of the Eventide looks at vampires as they appear in all sorts of media.

Rantasmo (Needs more Gay) – As the host of Needs More Gay, Rantasmo looks at the depiction of homosexual representation in media.

Old School Wrestling – The best wrestling content on YouTube. Lengthy, hilarious but superbly researched PPV review videos from Jay, OOC, and V1 - your favourite trio of riotous Irishmen.


State of the world / Politics :

Shaun – Self proclaimed "failed Let's Player" pokes fun at the Alt-Right and other cultural issues with research and deadpan delivery.

Hbomberguy – Confirmed Soyboy Harris Bombyman dissects the alt-right and its poorly thought-out ideas with actual researched facts and humour. He also reviews things.

Feminist Frequency – Literally tries to enslave and brainwash men by making harmless entry level feminist themed content about various media (mostly TV, Movies, and Video Games).

Philosophy Tube – A philosphy major teaches you all about philosophy so you don’t have to waste your time and money on expensive colleges.

The Great War – Hosted by Indy Neidell and a crew of historians. It covers the First World War week by week one hundred years later.

History Buffs – Our host analyses a movie's historical roots and how faithfully the movie conveys those events.


Other :

Defunctland Created and hosted by Kevin Perjurer the show documents the history of discontinued amusement parks and amusement park attractions.The show presents the history and downfall of theme parks and attractions from around the world, most notably those of Disney, Universal, and Six Flags.

Binging With Babish / Babish Culinary Universe - A cooking show dedicated to discovering what the delectable (and occasionally horrible) foods from fiction actually taste like.

I Hate Everything – ...He hates everything, various topics and subjects.

Shadiversity - Analyses the realism depicted in medieval fiction, especially major Hollywood movies, and deciphers if he feels that their castles, weapons, characters, and battles, among other things, are realistic to how things happened during medieval times.

Radio Dead Air (Nash and Tara) – A weekly web-based live internet radio show and home to the popular “What the gently caress is Wrong With You?” (WTFIWWY) segment.

Ashens – Reviews cheap thingsjunk found in British dollar stores and talks about micro computer games sometimes. Undeniably charming.

Jon Bois – Pretty Good videos about rarely told sport stories.

Tony Goldmark (Some Jerk With a Camera) – Just your everyday fella reviewing theme parks and related media, particularly Disney ones.

Ozzy Man Reviews – Aussie bloke talks about random internet videos/cultural events/fights/Game Of Thrones.

Nightmare Masterclass – Serious literature criticism of horror/surreal/spoopy stuff.

Brutal Moose – Chill reviewer who takes a look at things he likes. VHS tapes, old kids games, recipe books, frozen dinners, it's all good.

Regular Car Reviews – Gonzo reviews of regular, everyday cars, with the occasional crazy video about car shows, conventions, and straight-laced Q&As.

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Zedd
Jul 6, 2009

I mean, who would have noticed another madman around here?




Things I was thinking to add:

Mandalore (https://www.youtube.com/user/MandaloreGaming)
Billiam (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc...56RFcisYAOlFfmQ) nostalgie/older media videos
Whitelight (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV...CdQsPZL-mDLcxPQ) - Looking at games a few years later, kinda like Reycevik.
Colourshed (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ...RQCJTRoV7oB2eHA) - Videogames nostalgia.

I did a surface glance at them and didn't see anything bad but Twitter tends to error for me so maybe I missed some hot takes.


All other feedback very welcome.

Jamie Faith
Jan 13, 2020

Y2K girl


Heres the high score of shame for the last thread. drat, I've only been on SA for less than a year and posted enough to reach the top 20 I blame me being bored in quarantine.

Only registered members can see post attachments!

Mokinokaro
Sep 11, 2001

At the end of everything, hold onto anything




Fun Shoe

Mandalore is fine except for having SSeth (just an oldschool 4chan edgelord with a penchant for, well, 4chan humor) cameo though SSeth's crass jokes aren't usually on display in Mandalore's stuff

Whitelight seems fine too. I haven't watched that much of his stuff though.

EDIT: A few recommendations:

Sarah Z: covers all kinds of oddball stuff from pop culture to old internet lore in a style usually similar to Jenny Nicholson.

Red Bard: covers anime and the history of various con trends with the occasional divergence into other media

Jacob Geller: uses pop culture (primarily videogames) as a jumping off point into interesting philosophical essays. For example, he recently used Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 to talk about how much cars change the landscape.

Octavius King: Another retro gaming reviewer with her own style. She had some issues with her channel last year, but came back strong after a reboot of her reviewing style.

EDIT2:

How could I forget Kaiserbeamz the other really good retro anime reviewer who covers both good and bad classics.

Mokinokaro fucked around with this message at 21:34 on Oct 19, 2020

Neo_Crimson
Aug 15, 2011

"Is that your final dandy?"

If we're recommending Matt McMuscles, we should also recommend another SuperBestFriendsPlay alumni: WoolieVs. He carries on the spirit of the old channel the best by doing rotating Let's Plays, hosts the Castle Superbeast podcast (formerly the Super Best Friendscast), and the occasional weapons-grade shitpost.

Sydin
Oct 29, 2011

Another rainy day commute





The the thread is dead, long live the thread.

Mokinokaro posted:

Mandalore is fine except for having SSeth (just an oldschool 4chan edgelord with a penchant for, well, 4chan humor) cameo though SSeth's crass jokes aren't usually on display in Mandalore's stuff

Yeah I don't think Mandalore is super woke or anything, but he's fine. Based on what he's said when he's been on the PST pod (mocking Rowling's transphobia, everything having to do with his horror story going to see a play in the deep swamp) I really don't think he's a chud, he just has an unfortunate dude in armor logo and collabs with sseth semi-frequently.

quote:

How could I forget Kaiserbeamz the other really good retro anime reviewer who covers both good and bad classics.

Also this, Kaiserbeamz puts out some incredibly high effort videos that are really good, but has a criminally low view/sub count. Watch this man talk about Japanese cartoons.

Dias
Feb 20, 2011



I SURVIVED THE AWFUL BLOCK, AGDQ 2018



I need to update the Former SBFP OP, thanks for reminding me I'm lazy. Also add Patrick H Willems to the OP, thanks in advance.

WeedlordGoku69
Feb 11, 2015

by Cyrano4747


so i went to check on boogie and

https://twitter.com/Boogie2988/stat...676804434546688

he's also having a meltdown over a trump hat

Sarcopenia
May 14, 2014


Channel recommendation dump (some don't just deal with one media and some hardly ever update)

Weird stuff
Atrocity Guide
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn...9e8tng-CGEWzfmw

Anomaly Documentaries
https://www.youtube.com/user/JoeyMakesThings

OKI Weird Stories
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj...VpXutZc2Ra9wCAg

Eldena Doubleca5t- Mostly podcasts and letsplays but I only listen to the weird internet story videos.
https://www.youtube.com/c/EldenaDoubleca5t/videos

Jon Bois
https://www.youtube.com/user/jonbois


Movies/tv
Bobvids
https://www.youtube.com/c/bobvids/videos

Broey Deschanel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl...GjXnGYwOxV8BUOg

Coldcrashpictures
https://www.youtube.com/user/coldcrashpictures

grampaglasses
https://www.youtube.com/user/grampaglasses

Infranaut
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5...UmjKeAhEmc0p7yg

Jack Saint
https://www.youtube.com/user/LackingSaint

Josh Keefe
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY...DSuIbGTW7UWb9oQ

Josι
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe...5XbultKOQnacu_w

Lady Knight The Brave
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBatyalewbel

Matt Baume
https://www.youtube.com/user/mattymatt

Oliver Harper
https://www.youtube.com/user/ollyh82

Quinn Curio
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn...zbjudjJIqAaoemw

Salari
https://www.youtube.com/user/salari/videos

Taylor J. Williams
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC...iCWhFvBgVLzPjOQ

What's So Great About That?
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3...bqlUAKEeAJbzMYw

Yhara Zayd
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz...yyMaO6gwidRT8GA



Anime/cartoons
Breadsword
https://www.youtube.com/user/BREADSWORD

Isla McTear
https://www.youtube.com/user/hiisla

Michael Saba
https://www.youtube.com/c/MichaelSaba/videos

Sage's Rain
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO...AhS9TgMEClxwuOg

SteveM
https://www.youtube.com/user/M2gamer

Kor
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ...iE4AJCGMVARyxSw

Politics
Timbah.On.Toast
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5...VYLp2YFQUodTNnA

Sarcopenia fucked around with this message at 21:57 on Oct 19, 2020

Zedd
Jul 6, 2009

I mean, who would have noticed another madman around here?




WeedlordGoku69 posted:

so i went to check on boogie and

https://twitter.com/Boogie2988/stat...676804434546688

he's also having a meltdown over a trump hat

LMAO like 15 minutes after I got rid of the (unofficial) Boogie rule.
Anyway keep the feedback coming, I'll handle it tomorrow.

Flying Zamboni
May 7, 2007

but, uh... well, there it is


For movies (and sometimes other stuff) I recommend adding The Armchair Auteur (Dominic Griffin) a guy who does pretty concise reviews of both current and older stuff and covers a fun range of genres.

A couple of videos that I think are pretty good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIVApFfJFaQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9jYPkQnSzg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnHHb9c61Jw

Ariong
Jun 25, 2012





So what does everyone think of Spec Ops: The Line?

Just kidding, but do be sure to check out Brian David Gilbert's Unraveled videos on Polygon if you somehow haven't heard of them because they are a lot of fun.

Inspector Gesicht
Oct 26, 2012

500 Zeus a body.




I recommend Chris Davis on the video game spectrum. He has a more grounded, less verbose, and better scheduled approach to video game critique than Joseph Anderson. Reviews current releases and analyzes series in hindsight. He can tell you in one sentence that Mass Effect Andromeda was terrible.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg...3fRVkXKL59iFDzQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifTMC7ybZDc

ZenMasterBullshit
Nov 2, 2011

Ziggy Hero!
Ziggy! Save! Everyone!



WeedlordGoku69 posted:

so i went to check on boogie and

https://twitter.com/Boogie2988/stat...676804434546688

he's also having a meltdown over a trump hat

Isnt Belle Delphines while deal wearing fake braces and dressing like a teen? Or is that the other belle/bella that's loving up onlyfans

BizarroAzrael
Apr 6, 2006

"That must weigh heavily on your soul. Let me purge it for you."

I forgot to suggest Toy Galaxy!


As you'll have guessed there's a focus on toys, but also on pop culture generally, especially TV shows that are perhaps of their time, such as this, his latest on Eerie Indiana:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67vm5wwSavs

Also does well-researched deep-dives into major toylines like Transformers and GI Joe and oddities like Pepsi Man. And just shows off toys.

Casey Finnigan
Apr 29, 2009

Dumb ✔
So goddamn crazy ✔


ZenMasterBullshit posted:

Isnt Belle Delphines while deal wearing fake braces and dressing like a teen? Or is that the other belle/bella that's loving up onlyfans

she's the one who sold "gamer girl bath water"

ZenMasterBullshit
Nov 2, 2011

Ziggy Hero!
Ziggy! Save! Everyone!



Casey Finnigan posted:

she's the one who sold "gamer girl bath water"

So yeah the one I was thinking of. Yeah no I'm sorry to Boogie but if you're that into her I've got my third eye open watching you.

Wrageowrapper
Apr 30, 2009

DRINK! ARSE! FECKIN CHRISTMAS!

As great as a series as No Small Parts was it is sadly no more and I don't think he has updated that account in many years. Probably since the last thread was started.

Nuebot
Feb 18, 2013

The developer of Brigador is a secret chud, don't give him money

Casey Finnigan posted:

she's the one who sold "gamer girl bath water"

also people are really mad they supposedly based a league of legends character on her now. That's about all I know having picked up the screams of angry nerds on the winds of rage.

josh04
Oct 19, 2008

I'll see you in the dome





I'm a grouch who only ever posts in this thread because I'm mad about something, but I have a youtube channel where I post lovely CG renders and long-term video essays, most recently an hour-long attempt to talk about "bad" films, specifically Suicide Squad:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhvRFplhQ7U

and twenty-nine seconds of fast food being shot out of a big soda:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7AMXXI8uQs

Bakeneko
Jan 9, 2007



A few bad movie reviewing channels I follow (as in they review bad movies, not that they're bad at doing it):

Ralph the Movie Maker: Focuses on detailed, technical analysis. Can be a bit dry in his delivery but his analytical skills are top-notch.

Your Movie Sucks: Has a wide variety of content including long-form demolitions of specific movies, shorter looks at recent releases (including ones he likes) and even highlights of gaming streams and other random stuff. Very funny no matter what he's doing.

Filmento: Usually likes to focus on one aspect of a movie to explain why it worked or didn't work A mix of reviews of both good and bad films.

And one non-movie channel:

Internet Historian: It's debatable whether you'd call him a reviewer per se, but he does talk about stuff in a... review-ish manner. Mainly he does videos on viral internet phenomena and weird news. The main reason to watch him, though, is because he's extremely funny, using editing and animation to make nearly anything hilarious. Although he'll calm things down and get serious when he has to, such as in the Balloon Boy video.

Sarcopenia
May 14, 2014


Nuebot posted:

also people are really mad they supposedly based a league of legends character on her now. That's about all I know having picked up the screams of angry nerds on the winds of rage.
Is it the one they made a creepy parasocial-harvester influencer of?

Mokinokaro
Sep 11, 2001

At the end of everything, hold onto anything




Fun Shoe

Bakeneko posted:

Internet Historian: It's debatable whether you'd call him a reviewer per se, but he does talk about stuff in a... review-ish manner. Mainly he does videos on viral internet phenomena and weird news. The main reason to watch him, though, is because he's extremely funny, using editing and animation to make nearly anything hilarious. Although he'll calm things down and get serious when he has to, such as in the Balloon Boy video.

Just to head this off: yes he does sometimes make some 4chan like jokes, but he's definitely not a chud. He's just an old school channer who held onto that humor a bit.

He doesn't dogwhistle or anything, but you will get the odd rather "blue" joke from his videos.

Nuebot
Feb 18, 2013

The developer of Brigador is a secret chud, don't give him money

Sarcopenia posted:

Is it the one they made a creepy parasocial-harvester influencer of?

Yeah the new one, Seraphine or whatever.

Dawgstar
Jul 15, 2017





Nuebot posted:

also people are really mad they supposedly based a league of legends character on her now. That's about all I know having picked up the screams of angry nerds on the winds of rage.

Is she the one who joined the LoL Kpop group? They made a Twitter account for her where she talks about having to work up the nerve to quit her job so she can join a pop group with a ninja and a fox girl in it and people are rightfully crapping all over it. The fake person getting to quit her job in the middle of an actual pandemic didn’t really play so well.

Antifa Turkeesian
Aug 20, 2006



Glad to be here in the thread for Year Zero of the new age of posting. I just discovered this series thanks to the algorithm, and it seems pretty ok. It's called Cartoonist Kayfabe:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY24CrAtmv8

It's two early 40s guys who grew up on comics in the 90s who now make comic books themselves, and here they review specific issues of old comics, sometimes covering longer works and related stuff like old issues of Wizard. They mostly talk about art technique and provide historical context. As someone who was in grade school and reading comics during the Rob Liefeld era, I'm really enjoying their deep dives into the style and personalities of that era of comics, especially the ephemera like Wizard Magazine. They have some fun long-from interviews with creators from the era too, like Louise Simonson and Chris Claremont.

Maybe it's too inside baseball, but as someone who hasn't read a comic book since 1999 and who hasn't thought about any of it since I was a kid, it's a fun journey to take.

nine-gear crow
Aug 10, 2013

low vis




Zedd posted:

LMAO like 15 minutes after I got rid of the (unofficial) Boogie rule.
Anyway keep the feedback coming, I'll handle it tomorrow.

Please put Boogie Ban back in place. Tia OP

The Shame Boy
Jan 27, 2014

Dead weight, just like this post.




Phasmophobia is the new hot horror game and Youtube actually recommended me Venttex and i rather enjoy his content! He does lots of runs on professional which i don't have stomach for. I don't know how he keeps so calm!

https://www.youtube.com/user/mkw0123

muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005



A minor correction is that I believe Pushing Up Roses has kind of moved away from videogame reviews due to the fandom and pretty much has completely transitioned over to pop culture reviews (Murder She Wrote, Golden Girls, nostalgia kid horror like Goosebumps.)

DeafNote
Jun 4, 2014

Only Happy When It Rains


It figures that the new incarnation of my most visited thread also comes to pass in this the great year of 2020.

JordanKai
Aug 19, 2011

Get high and think of me.




Ground floor, baby.

Here's to another 1600 pages of Star Wars derails.

Testekill
Nov 1, 2012

I demand to be taken seriously



I do recommend people check out Billiam, dude is just charming and earnest looking at cartoons and toys from the early 2000's.

Captain Invictus
Apr 5, 2005

Try reading some manga!

I buy Steam inventories, add me if interested!




Clever Betty

Day9 would be a great addition to the gaming section, he's seriously just so upbeat and like, completely optimistic while also enunciating his points in really easy to understand ways that he's quickly become one of my favorite content creators.

Sarcopenia
May 14, 2014


Dawgstar posted:

Is she the one who joined the LoL Kpop group? They made a Twitter account for her where she talks about having to work up the nerve to quit her job so she can join a pop group with a ninja and a fox girl in it and people are rightfully crapping all over it. The fake person getting to quit her job in the middle of an actual pandemic didn’t really play so well.
That was so immensely hosed up. It reminds me of that other virtual instagrammer who told "her" Uber sexual assault story.

Parakeet vs. Phone
Nov 6, 2009


Oh, if there's still room for recommendations...

If we're going to have a Politics section I'll throw in for Beau of the Fifth Column: https://www.youtube.com/user/unvoicedproject

He doesn't get talked about much here but I generally like him. As opposed to a lot of politics channels that get posted in the thread he tends to do short daily videos addressing current topics and his thoughts. This makes it a lot harder to just go back and watch when you're bored, but it's kind of nice to just have a 5-10 minute rundown when you want it. He's pretty leftist and also talks from a Southern point of view. I like it and it makes him stand out a little.

Also, since I didn't see her in the list, Nyx Fears: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG...v8O7elbGwGKdaBQ

She covers horror movies and a lot of schlock, usually from interesting angles and often with a trans or generally LGBT lens. For example, she did a surprisingly interesting video about re-watching Sleepaway Camp after transitioning. There's also a whole series covering some of the most disgusting movies you can watch if you hate yourself. Her video aesthetic has changed a lot and she spent a little time in the last year or so re-finding her voice, but I think she's doing well now. It's a very specific type of schlocky fun with a lot of video effects and what I "think" counts as goon-style irony.

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fun hater
May 24, 2009


Flying Zamboni posted:

For movies (and sometimes other stuff) I recommend adding The Armchair Auteur (Dominic Griffin) a guy who does pretty concise reviews of both current and older stuff and covers a fun range of genres.

A couple of videos that I think are pretty good:


second this, dom's vids are really good, i've been getting a lot out of them and he's been churning them out like crazy lately

FirstAidKite
Nov 8, 2009


I remembered that Lindsay Ellis did a vid with Mara Wilson about Matilda so I went back to watch it and hoo boy I do not think it has aged well. Just some uncomfortable bits and jokes that don't really land well.

Especially the part where they joke about the sexual tension between Matilda and Miss Honey.

e: while looking up the review I did end up finding out that Mara Wilson is Ben Shapiro's cousin so that's a thing

Antifa Turkeesian
Aug 20, 2006



FirstAidKite posted:

I remembered that Lindsay Ellis did a vid with Mara Wilson about Matilda so I went back to watch it and hoo boy I do not think it has aged well. Just some uncomfortable bits and jokes that don't really land well.

Especially the part where they joke about the sexual tension between Matilda and Miss Honey.

e: while looking up the review I did end up finding out that Mara Wilson is Ben Shapiro's cousin so that's a thing

Yeah, when I think about it in the abstract, I tend to think that things haven’t changed that much, culturally speaking, in the last 10-15 years, but in some ways the world has changed a lot. They were in college when they made that and did it because they realized they both lived in the same area iirc.

Alacron
Feb 15, 2007

-->Have tearful reunion with your son
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Fun Shoe

I'll go ahead and throw in a recommendation for Core-A Gaming, a fighting game channel that does short essays on various topics. What's great isn't just how he makes a lot of difficult concepts very easy to understand, but he cites his research in academic studies and psychology books. I don't play fighting games often but I find his stuff very compelling.

Why Motion Inputs Still Exist:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WhbSNP_zF4

Playing Fast and Slow:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4-EyNJhcQ8

Why Button Mashing doesn't Work:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R0hbe8HZj0

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Alaois
Feb 7, 2012

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Antifa Turkeesian posted:

Glad to be here in the thread for Year Zero of the new age of posting. I just discovered this series thanks to the algorithm, and it seems pretty ok. It's called Cartoonist Kayfabe:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY24CrAtmv8

It's two early 40s guys who grew up on comics in the 90s who now make comic books themselves, and here they review specific issues of old comics, sometimes covering longer works and related stuff like old issues of Wizard. They mostly talk about art technique and provide historical context. As someone who was in grade school and reading comics during the Rob Liefeld era, I'm really enjoying their deep dives into the style and personalities of that era of comics, especially the ephemera like Wizard Magazine. They have some fun long-from interviews with creators from the era too, like Louise Simonson and Chris Claremont.

Maybe it's too inside baseball, but as someone who hasn't read a comic book since 1999 and who hasn't thought about any of it since I was a kid, it's a fun journey to take.

i posted this in the last thread u motherfucker

Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg aren't just some random dudes in their 40s, they're both successful independent cartoonists

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