(I'm assuming you're Dyiowaves)
1. I'm technically off on medical leave from my school right now since I'm also going through a pretty serious health crisis, but while I was at school I didn't talk about it with anyone. I'm assuming that none of my professors would be pleased with the fact that I would prefer to be reading something terrible to help figure out why it's so terrible than read whatever book they're hailing as the finest example of modern literature ever produced. Chris is also very much an acquired taste. I forgot where it was but someone compared Chris's body of work, especially Sonichu itself, to really spicy food, most people can't get on with it but it has a small and loyal following. I don't ever bring up Chris to either people who I think would be too inclined to white knight him, A-Log him (usually regarding his racism or homophobia), would think less of me for my interest in his work (usually SJWs who would get angry because of my continued use of male pronouns regarding him), or people I just think wouldn't be inclined to get what I see out of Sonichu. The first half or so of Sonichu, before the trolls, I'll admit is fairly dull on the whole, certainly compared to 8-10, which, while horrifying in pretty much every way, are incredibly interesting. Same thing with Ghost in the Machine - I'm perfectly okay with the fact that it's at its core a Sonic/Pokémon crossover fic since, realistically, if I'm ever going to get a job writing anything, it'll probably be working for some larger franchise and not publishing my own creative property, so I don't think writing it is a fruitless endeavor, but yeah, I know it doesn't sound good.
2. With regards to bias in TAS, along with pretty much every other stylistic choice in TAS, I'm defaulting to whatever the first writer was doing. I'm trying to make my part of the Annotated Sonichu blend in as seamlessly as I can, and the original writer had a handful of jabs at Chris, the characters, and the plotline (my favorite is from Sonichu 1: "Yes, Naitsirhc, we know he's black, shut up.") It probably wouldn't fly in actual academic writing, but most academic writings are about works that are less snark-worthy than Sonichu.