Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Let's Start the Year with Toys! DAMN IT!

Is Chris just going to dedicate his channel to toys now? It’s feeling like that with his latest two videos. I’d say “make a separate channel for toys”, but he barely uses his Skylanders channel, and he outright gave up on his amiibo blog (no posts since July). Chris really has no clue how to handle his channel now.

First of the two videos, posted on December 31st (likely to screw over my year end list). Bores is going to attempt comparing Skylanders, Disney Infinity, amiibo, and Lego Dimensions. Goody, I can sense this will be LOADED with poorly research information.
Oh, and it’s 18 minutes long. *sighs* Alright.

We open on Bores at his table, and on it are groups of the four toys. Skylanders on the left, amiibo on the middle left (Smash Bros Mario, Pikachu, Pit, Villager, and SMB Luigi, and that red stand fucking sticks out, just put another Smash Bros figure there or buy the god damn Plank Luigi), Disney Infinity on the middle right (all five the Inside Out emotions) and Lego Dimensions on the right (I see the starter pack characters Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle, I see Emmet from The Lego Movie, Homer Simpson, and Marty McFly).

Is this where all your money is going Chris? You said back in the video asking for a cover for your stupid book that you can’t pay much because money is tight. Yet here you are buying all these fucking toys. I’m sure the Skylanders were free because Activision thinks you’re actually valuable to this shitty franchise, but I guarantee that all the others were out of his own pocket. He’s shown four of the five amiibo before, the newest looks to be Villager (that’s $14 at Toys R Us). For the Inside Out figures, Sadness, Envy and Disgust are $14 each, with Joy & Anger being part of a pack with the Inside Out DI3.0 level for $35. If he bought the game too then that’s $65. Lego Dimensions likely took out the biggest dent. The starter pack alone is $100. Getting Marty McFly and Homer Simpson is about $30 each as they come with a vehicle and new level. Emmet is $15 as he also comes with a vehicle.

So if we add all that up, that’s around $331 spent, not counting four amiibo already seen before. I’m sorry, how exactly is money tight?
Granted, he could have likely waited for discounts on a lot of these. You can buy the PS4 version of Lego Dimensions on Amazon for $70 at the moment. Still more than a normal game, but it’s a nice discount.
Also, why did he even buy the Inside Out toys? Didn’t he say before he didn’t like Disney Infinity? Maybe he changed his mind and he’ll say so in this video? I really should stop stalling and fucking get to it.

“And this has been dubbed Toys to Life” Uh doi.
“I get a couple e-mails a week” Just a couple? Really reigning that ego in Chris.
Chris claims he got into Skylanders because it’s a dungeon crawler. Is that why you barely talk about the gameplay in… all the games?
He says the characters reflected the “fantasy middle ages genre they were going for” *looks at Trigger Happy with his guns and cannons* You are crazy.
He didn’t script this… again… why does he think he can go unscripted?

Talks about Disney Infinity. “We had Mickey Mouse” Who wasn’t released until late in the first game’s life, and it was Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey, the classic one wasn’t released until the third game.
He mentions his idea for a story that he wanted to happen. So what gave you the idea that your little fanfic, or any story for that matter, would happen?
He goes on about how the developers at E3 said no to all his questions. He believes they were trying to make Minecraft. Did you even know what Minecraft was around that time? I just think they weren’t trying to completely copy Skylanders. Make something original with the Toys-to-Life idea.
Boooooooorrrrrrriiiiiing how the fuck is this 18 minutes?
He goes on about wanting a compelling story to buy a video game. Yet you still bought Disney Infinity. Unless GotGame gave that to you but you’re never clear about that.
“I did not like it” Yet here you are with the fucking Inside Out figures. Why did you buy them?!
He complains that they keep making more with 2.0 and 3.0. Because people buy them! They buy the games, they buy the figures. They have Marvel and Star Wars, two of the biggest franchises of the last few years! You gave them at least $75 just to do this video! I know you’re an idiot when it comes to basic economics but my god!
Oh, he buys the figures because he feels they’re well made. Then you just answered your own question! They make more because people buy them, including you! You are fucking stupid!

Onto amiibo. Mentions their use in Smash Bros.
Then complains that they don’t really add much to the game. “You can still play as Mario blah blah blah” The point is they’re trainable AI. You can teach it to move like how you move, and considering you’re terrible at every game you play it’s likely they don’t add much for you. You ever hear of amiibo cockfights?
“It doesn’t really add anything to the game” Yes they do.
“A new skin or a new vehicle” What’s wrong with a new vehicle? Also, what game adds new vehicles?
Why do you not do research? Why do you insist on being an ignorant fuckface? Hyrule Warriors adds a new weapon for Link, Codename STEAM adds playable Fire Emblem characters, Picross 3D 2 adds new puzzles, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker adds a “Find the Toad” game, Shovel Knight adds co-op, Mega Man Legacy Collection adds exclusive challenge levels, Splatoon adds challenge levels that unlock new gear. Hell, there’s three games already that require amiibo to function. Granted, one is just a free app that only plays random Virtual Console demos, but you have the two Animal Crossing games that require Animal Crossing figures or cards. Yes, some of the games are nothing more than skins. Mario Kart 8, One Piece Super Grand Battle X, Ace Combat: Assault Legacy +, Super Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Wooly World, but these are all just fun bonuses. That’s what it all is. Maybe you should have done some research before making this stupid fucking video!

He does mention that he heard “rumors” of a similar Skylanders-esque game. He also mentions how they’re “playable” in Super Mario Maker. Not really, it’s called “Costume Mario” for a reason. While you do get sound effects and music for beating the level or dying (unless you’re a Pokemon), they’re really nothing more than Mario playing dress-up.
Blah blah classic Nintendo characters I’m totes a gamer you guyz
He brings up the initial “rarebility”. Pretty sure that’s not a word. You likely meant scarcity or rarity, words that actually exist. Write a fucking script Chris!
Specifically he brings up how Villager was are, but he recently walked into “the store” and got it for $12. No, you got it for $14 because the Villager restock is Toys R Us exclusive, and they ask for $14 instead of $13 for some reason.
He brags about he was right about Nintendo getting a handle on the stocking situation. That’s not something to brag about, most people understood they would get the stock issues sorted out. It just took time and a lot of angry forum posts.

Now onto Lego Dimensions. Oh my god this video is only 7 and half minutes done.
He mentions he was hesitant to try it because Infinity and amiibo “disillusioned him”. Well if you had done RESEARCH you would know that they would do! Fuuuuck.
He just announced he plans to do a Lego Dimensions review. I sense pain on the horizon. I’ve watched videos of Lego Dimensions (because that game is fucking expensive) and it’s exactly the same as the other licensed Lego games. Have you played Lego Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Batman, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings, Marvel, Jurassic World, or The Lego Movie game? Then you’ve played Lego Dimensions. It’s the same gameplay but with an inflated cost. Plus some franchises that haven’t been featured like Back to the Future, Scooby-Doo, The Simpsons, The Wizard of Oz, and Doctor Who.
Anyway, he gushes about the game, says it’s great (so I guess he doesn’t have to do the review then). Blah blah blah blah.
Talks about building everything “At first I thought these were a pain in the ass” These are some of the simplest looking Lego minifigs ever. You’re not asked to build complex designs for this game. Except for the Gateway and even then…
Oh, he’s got the Portal 2 Level Pack. Add another $30 to the above total ($361). Want to bet all the references flew over his head?
He mentions the ability to reassemble vehicles. Makes sense, it is a Lego game, and despite all the licensed stuff and instruction manuals they really want to enforce imagination.
Then he brings up all the voice actors, specifically pointing out Michael J. Fox. “I don’t know how they got him” They drove a giant dump truck full of money to his house.
“If you were a child growing up in the 80’s” Oh my god! I’m starting to realize how much he says this. You could probably go back and count how many times he said this, it might reach over 20. If that’s an attempt at a catchphrase, it’s a really dumb one.

He’s got this poster in front of him, and he’s pausing a lot. See, this is why you script! It’s not even an unedited ramble either, there’s clear editing going on!
Ugggggggggh, how is there so much of this left?
He brings up “Easter Eggs”, mentioning how Emmet can interact with Owen Grady from Jurassic World (and he doesn’t remember his name because he refuses to research) and Emmet will say “Don’t I know you?” “Hilarious!” he yells. … That’s really more a chuckle. Then again, he thinks Pixels is a great movie.

“This is probably the only franchise that holds a candle to Skylanders” I don’t think anyone will agree with you outside of your most dedicated sycophants.
“I hope Activision is listening” HAHAHAHAHAHHAA
“They could learn a lot by playing this game” Wasn’t Swap Force kind of like Lego? With the whole mixing up characters thing? What are they supposed to take from Lego? License some more characters? They got DK and Bowser, and that was more to synergize with amiibo. I don’t see anything more than that happening in Skylanders (hell, Nintendo forbade Fox McCloud, Kirby and Peach from appearing for various reasons).

“The last Skylanders game I played, the Skylanders SuperChargers” You mean the most recent? The way you phrased that, you make it sound like the last one you played was an older one. Script?
“I wasn’t impressed” I saw the review, I already know this.
He feels they went the wrong direction. Or maybe you’re suffering franchise fatigue. It’s Activision’s specialty, as shown with Tony Hawk, Guitar Hero, and someday Call of Duty.
He says he liked it when he played the “behind closed doors” demo. Well yeah they were pampering you. One of the many reasons gaming journalism is a fucking joke.
He thought the racing would be separate, but they “force it” onto you. That’s kind of the point, it’s why it’s called SuperChargers, because vehicles are an important aspect. It’s why a lot of the new characters come with vehicles. This is obvious and I haven’t touched the game.
More on how he doesn’t want any innovation and just wants killing enemies. Casual fuck…
“I’m not badmouthing the game” …. Five more minutes.

Says the GF’s kids didn’t like it, says message boards didn’t like it. You keep citing message boards, yet I don’t believe a word of it. What boards do you even read? I doubt you read /v/ or NeoGAF, then you’d actually sound informed.
He says he went back to the first game, and continues on about how he just wants the first game again. Remember Sonic Unleashed? How he said he wanted Sega to “get back to basics”? Then they did  that with Sonic 4 and he said it wasn’t “new or inventive enough” for him? Yeah I get the feeling that would happen if Skylanders 6 is just “back to basics”, he would demand they do something new. I can see through your excessive shit Chris.
“Get rid of the racing” I doubt they’re going to repeat the same gimmick again dumbass. They didn’t repeat the giants, they didn’t repeat the swapping, they barely emphasized the traps for SuperChargers, and I don’t see them using racing again. Maybe you should actually pay attention to the franchise Activision is paying you to shill.
Blah blah blah won’t shut up about gimmicks
“The story was great” He’s referring to the first game. … The most generic kid-friendly story possible. Evil guy tries to take over the world, stop him. I’m not even boiling it down to the barest minimum, that’s essentially the story.
He also wants them to go back to the “fantasy medieval” setting. … The first game had robots! One of them is in the shot! Stop talking out of your ass!
He even acknowledges the robots! This is hurting my head…
And now he’s just showing off his toys. Oh my fucking god just end. We got your point, you want the first game. Well guess what, Activision is actually trying to evolve the series.
He brings up Diablo again. I feel every time he mentions Diablo, a Blizzard employee shudders in horror.
“They’re going in a more cartoon direction” … They’ve always been cartoony. I mean, look at the cast of the first game, they are cartoony as fuck! It’s really weird to hear a grown man wax nostalgic over something that was released when he was already a grown man! The first game didn’t even come out that long ago, 2011.
“Fit more with the theme of Dungeons & Dragons” … You’re dense. Nothing in the first game invokes that. I can’t believe I’m hearing this.
Claims new characters won’t last two days. … They have guns, swords, and all sorts of weapons, and I’m pretty sure the enemies are the same every game. I don’t understand your point.
“The third thing” THERE’S MORE?!
More shit from the first game, the doors that need specific elements. He wants that back, he doesn’t like that everyone can go everywhere. … Do Skylander fans take this guy seriously? Let me know. I … I can’t believe how stupid he’s sounding, and I’m not even a fan of the series.
Somehow he thinks the gimmicks will cause the franchise to peter out. No Chris, you’re stupid. If you don’t like the gimmicks, then fucking give up. Cut off your Activision ties, stop talking about this fucking Skylanders stuff your fans clearly don’t care about, close your stupid side channel that you barely even use.

Holy balls that was a mess. I’m surprised I got so much content of that. I should have covered that sooner! I guess you can consider that an honorary 21st place for the 2015 list. Dumbass man-child hates change, and doesn’t do research. Fuck!

And there’s still the second video. The first video of 2016! Released on January 6th, a Wednesday. I see you’re still giving your “schedule” the middle finger.
So how is he going to start the year? Gravity Falls action figures. … Chris the show is ending soon, don’t make things worse. … I get the feeling he’s going to make things worse.

I just noticed it’s an unboxing. My care levels are even lower.
“The first series of many more” The show’s ending. I doubt it.
*skims through video* Blah, I’m bored. I’m done. I don’t care. Stop making toy videos Chris.

Sorry if I sounded so angry in this post. I just really wish that for once in his life, Chris would do some research. Actually look into the things he’s spending money on. Especially if he claims that money is tight at the moment. I doubt the book sold well enough that you’re free to spend over $300 on plastic crap. Oh and add like $40-50 for the Gravity Falls figures. I doubt he’s even going to make that much on the video itself, his views are still crap.

Any ideas on what’s next? Whining about a classic game? Trying to do “crazy” crap again? Terrible tech review? I know what I’m doing next. Getting a drink.

42 comments:

  1. Hey, Dan,
    I've been reading your blog for a while and I think you have a lot of insight.

    I have to admit, Chris kind of makes me think of myself when I was younger. I was extremely full of myself and I didn't even know it. Maybe Chris doesn't know it either despite the fact that you and others have been telling him that forever.

    Anyway, keep doing what you do. :)

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  2. @BatDanNight

    Anything to say about LadyBuggin's recent visit to the blog?

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    1. I think all he was doing was laughing his ass off at LadyBuggin's utter insanity. (or cringing at her very condescending attitude)

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    2. Guys, what be ye talking about ?

      Cause it sounds like Prime A Chris bullshit : D

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    3. Wait, what? When did I miss this?

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    4. Wait, what? When did I miss this?

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  3. Watching the Gravity Falls video.

    Immediate tells that he's like maybe seen one episode by accident:

    * Reffers to the Journal(s) as "the book" that Dipper had "for a little while"

    * Doesn't recognise the Undead. Really Chris ? It's the FIRST damn episode.

    Also he mispronounces Seuss as "Zeus". Which I'm totally fine with btw.

    Reposted because typoes : P

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    1. And he says "if you're interest in these." instead of "if you're interested in these."

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    2. I don't really get your point.

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    3. Bores said noun "interest" instead of "interested."

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  4. Yep, working on catching up on Gravity Falls for the finale next month; hope it'll end the series on a high note. Glad to know Chris' incompetence and plastic fetish are still in play. As for the Amiibo: my Wii U came with the Modern Pixel Mario for Mario Maker; and I've unlocked a few of the special abilities by playing other user submissions via Course World. My plan is still the same: seek out the commons first; then hunt for the rarities. The only notable exception is that I was able to get an order in for Lucario on Amazon; and my favorite Pokémon should be on its way very soon. Well, see you all Friday; I think once the show ends, I'll work more on Star VS The Forces of Evil and Star Wars Rebels.

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  5. Chris comes off as completely lazy. Doing just enough to get by. It's why he opts for toy/book/gadget reviews over covering video games. The prior items he can hold up in the air and toss out an easy "it's pretty cool" comment. Whereas games require a fair amount of time to experience and to capture/edit gameplay footage. Even his book which he claims took two years shows a lack of forethought and never received the editorial polish it so desperately needs. Chris could care less about the quality of the product he produces. He's in it for a little bit of supplemental cash and freebies.

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  6. While all the amiibo that have been coming out since Wave 5B have been stocked plentifully, I don't think we can say stick issues are resolved until Palutena is restocked in North America at least once (it's fucking evil that she was Amazon exclusive). Seriously Nintendo, lay off the retail exclusive figures.

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    1. It's hard to tell. It seems that a bunch were just shipped out for the holidays rather than a full-out restock. Granted they obviously can't accommodate for 60+ figures at once, but Best Buys all over the place had full aisles dedicated to them which have already been replaced with the regular stock. And it was pretty much JUST Best Buys and a good amount of TRUs with a few decent Gamestops, but Wal-Marts and Targets couldn't be bothered to care at all.

      To that end, there were still several lost in the shuffle. The other Kirby characters were pretty much MIA, I didn't notice very many Pokemon outside of Lucario, and Wario was STILL completely absent. That may as well have been Amazon-exclusive, that's what I had to resort to in order to grab.

      Wondering how well stores will have prepared for Shovel Knight tomorrow.

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    2. I have Lucario on order from Amazon, he should be arriving Saturday (along with a Legacy Tigerzord and 2012 Michelangelo); and when I finally got Super Smash Bros. U today, my Walmart got a shipment of them in; so I wasted no time in snagging a Classic Pixel Mario and a Mewtwo (as opposed to the dozens of Modern Color ones like the one that came with my console bundle and the umpteen Pikachus that I can probably pick up later). I also got a $4 DVD of Chronicle, so there's that. I already got some of my AI training started (Cap'n Lou, Charles, and Ai are all Level 9 at least). Well, I'm going to go watch Blade Runner again, since it's the date of Roy Batty's inception today.

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  7. Hi guys, my list of Top 7 movies of 2015 is up. Wish I can do a proper top ten but unfortunately, I didn't watch a lot of good movies last year. Hopefully, I can watch more this year to make up for it.

    Anyways, here's the list!

    http://sovereign64.deviantart.com/art/Top-7-Movies-of-2015-582945334

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  8. Bores doesn't want innovation? And that brings us to another problem with gaming these days; innovation is apparently evil. Heck, I heard that when Splatoon won the Best Shooter award for the 2015 Game Awards (can't really remember the name), some people were angry that it won over Children's Online Daycare. How is that a bad thing?

    Anyway, why does Crisbo hate it when something is very cartoony? I think it's nice when something fantastical goes all out with its imaginations. Heck, when I draw, I just throw realism out the window. Not to mention, Skylanders is a Children's fantasy game, so it makes sense (by the way, not defending Skylanders, but credit where credit is due).

    Sorry for the novel, but I just had to give my two cents.
    -_-

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    1. "Cartoony" and "Childish" are a bit of a moot point when you compare Splatoon to Call of Duty 6: Child Warfare. I'm most upfront when I say it's alright to enjoy something that's heavy on the family friendly side of things. When you get some splatterhousey gorefest, I can't help but think how truly "childish" it is when it claims to be 18 or over when it's over-the-top carnival of fantasy violence tropes gets self referential. Hatred being another particular offender. Madworld also gets ridiculously bloody but it's done hilariously on purpose, so it gets a free pass. But that furthers my point, I suppose.

      Also your novel is fine. Four stars. Needs more strong female characters. The one was great, but you needed more of those.

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    2. I agree, Ixey. I was ecstatic of the news; since I've never thought very highly of the "stop having fun guys" mentality that Activision seems to have turned into their business model for CoD; and I considered Splatoon being the antithesis of every other fucking grimdark shooter to be quite refreshing for having the audacity to bring the fun back to the genre. Now that I have my Wii U; I'll gladly take splattering environments in bright colors in my favorite pair of running shoes to drab environments and dingy fatigues. I always like it when developers at least try to do something unique with the technology at their disposal; since "lack of innovation" is a commonly-cited factor of the 1983 crash (given how badly Boring Man bungled that in the ET review; not looking forward to his take for his Artistic License History of Video Games series). There's only so many times I can shoot things in a foreign locale before I decide I want more. I can see Bobby Kotick running COD into the ground the same way he did with Guitar Hero (I heard Live was decent, but I haven't played it yet). I'll be there, humming "You're a Kid, You're a Squid" while I spend quite a bit of coin at Shrimp Kicks.

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  9. Is Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer any good? I'm a really big Animal Crossing fan and I'm just wondering if it's worth getting. I already know it's a spin-off, but I'm wondering if it's still enjoyable?

    Also, does it require Amiibo to play? I really don't want to waste money on Amiibo.

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    1. I don't have the game but my sister does so I've played it a little. It's pretty fun. You probably won't play it as much as a regular Animal Crossing game but there is a lot of freedom in house design, and since that's always been my favorite part of the regular games I enjoyed it a lot. So basically, if you like the house design aspect of the main games, consider it.

      Amiibo are not required. I would say maybe pick up a pack or 2 of cards, maybe a figure of a character you really like. It's just something extra to do.

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  10. " Oh my god this video is only 7 and half minutes done. "

    I haven't watched Chris's videos in years, but I feel every second of them when reading these posts.

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  11. Also, he thinks Skylanders is a dungeon crawler?

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  12. Yeesh, this guy, am I right? Bores kicks out an eighteen minute video log and astounds us all with his raging, unpracticed stupidity? And I usually believe in the passage of time altering us little by little, for better or worse. But Bores? Clearly boggling our minds with his outrageous contradictions is something that even time cannot erase. Whereas others in the review department change into debonair attire, grow facial hair, or refine their artistic talents, Bores just....remains. And the more he remains, the more hatred he'll garner.

    I've long since abandoned the idea he's getting worse with time. He's well into his 30's now. Perhaps we're just seeing what lies within the beast this whole time...

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  13. There's a great new Boresism in the Gravity Falls video that I'm surprised no-one has mentioned:

    "Last, but certainly not last."

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  14. more tech shilling by our resident reviewer

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  15. There's a great new Boresism in the Gravity Falls video that I'm surprised no-one has mentioned:

    "Last, but certainly not last."

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  16. Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer doesn't actually require the amiibo cards. amiibo Festival does but that's a given.

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  17. What I learned from the latest tech review:

    Chris is impressed by having multiple applications open

    Chris does not know how to get an NEC emulator and games playing on a tablet- even after two or more hours

    Earphones go in your ears

    Bluetooth earphones connect to phones

    Lawnmowers are loud

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  18. "These headphones do have pluses and minuses..."

    *headdesk* Are you kidding me? Did he actually say that in a review? How the hell does anyone find him a legit reviewer?!

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  19. I swear the only reason why Chris is still making videos is because he has nothing better to do. Based on the views I would guess most of his audience left is the people who comment on this blog.

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  20. I feel like Chris Bores would fit right in the old Retrojunk. I was lurking through the today, and looked at one of the old threads posted by a bunch of douchebags. It was a thread about old TV schedules. I looked at it today, and there was one asshole who says he's rather watch 24 hours of CNN than anything from 90s Nickelodeon. Worst part is most of the people in the thread agreed with him. That's why I'm glad I never joined that shitty site.

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    1. What the fuck is that guy on? The 90's is probably when Nickelodeon was at its best. Then it all started going downhill after the SpongeBob Movie. Oh excuse me, the FIRST SpongeBob Movie that people actually wanted and that was actually good (I don't care if Hillenburg came back for it, the second movie is terrible and reeks of modern SpongeBob garbage from what I've seen of it).

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    2. Yeah, barring a few things they bought the rights to; the channel seems to have slowly devolved into a glut of SpongeBob reruns and chintzy tween sitcoms, as well as sad attempts to get back that rivals at Cartoon Network for letting Adventure Time slip through their fingers (seriously, even though the pilot was much-loved; Nick turned it down, and CN has effectively made it their flagship show for the new 10s for seven seasons, with an eighth and a movie on the way). Specifically, Sanjay and Craig and Breadwinners are rife with inane plotting, cringe-worthy voiceovers and animation that appears to be on par with the infamous CDi games "Hotel Mario;" "Zelda: Wand of Gamelon" and "Link: The Faces of Evil." People claim Harvey Beaks is a bit better; but it's personally not my bag (much like Clarence, I don't really identify with the show's over-idealistic assessment of childhood as someone who grew up in the midst of numerous overseas conflicts and the economy being in the toilet). I dunno, I guess I'm just way too used to more cynical views on growing up that often go against my expectations (which is why I found Dazed and Confused and Superbad to be the films that came the closest to summing up my experience in high school). Still, Retrojunk has been dead to me ever since the redesign; and I made a habit of not reading the forums the moment I saw how their clientele behaved.

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  21. Wait, is he talking about the Gravity Falls figures that came out last year? Why? Is it because the show is ending? I highly doubt he's seen the show. Also, Disney probably will make more merchandise of Gravity Falls after it ends, since their putting out a replica of journal 3 that comes out in July.

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    1. I honestly would want a replica of journal 3, as well as journals 1 and 2, containing some ideas that were scrapped from the show.

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  22. Someone told me the irate gamer for Movie reviews is Erod The Blockbuster buster is that true?

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    1. In some respects, but I think Confused Matthew could be a contender as well; given how he's often gone against the grain of what people consider to be good movies with less-than-sound justification. For that reason, I made a subtle swipe at him when I reviewed Spirited Away for my 400th video on my YouTube channel; saying that some people are "confused" about what some would consider a good movie (in response to his negative review of the movie; as it's been my favorite Hayao Miyazaki film since I was young. He more or less considered him to be a talentless hack solely because of his nationality, and bashed the film by comparing it to InuYasha despite them both being very different anime works in style and tone. So, for many; it sent the message that he was a total moron and a racist by that rationale.).

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  23. You might be qualified to get a $1,000 Amazon Gift Card.

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