The Mysterious Mr. Enter / Jonathan Rozanski's "Growing Around" - IndieGoGo Campaign Failed, John going off the deep end

LiquidKid

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Considering his views on animation I wouldn't be surprised if that's not far off mainly because Enter:
Believes Toy Based Cartoons saved animation
That the Dark Age of Animation was nothing but Scooby Doo Clones
When discussing Adult animation doesn't talk about Ralph Bakshi
That all MLP cartoons before MLP: Friendship is magic are horrible and inferior
Believes 90s Nickelodeon should not be considered a kid's channel because of the quality content.
Thinks every cartoon needs to have hidden depths/adult themes and any that are just goofy slapstick (TTG) should be taken off the air waves (Fun Fact: Enter has spread the hate of TTG to so many people that at one point there was a petition to have the TTG creators killed)

The thing is a lot of of these beliefs are commonplace among Millennial cartoon spergs and were around before Enter came around. Given how a lot of them were struck down by Viacom/Hasbro it wouldn't surprise me if Enter (who was involved in cartoons due to his love of MLP:Friendship is Magic) saw some of these videos and decided to ripoff them so he wouldn't have a job. It's highly suspicious a lot of his earlier videos were ripoffs of MosBros Studios Top 20 Worst Spongebob lists. To quote the Simpsons It really makes you think
Interestingly, most animators consider the 80’s to be the dark ages as it was the only time animation was solely based on product selling. There were almost no original cartoons without an intended toy line in that decade. The 90’s was when they finally managed to get away from that.
He hates Hannah Barbara’s era, but calling the time filled with Scooby Doo knock offs shows how little he knows about Scooby Doo’s importance. Yes, Jr had knock offs. Jabber Jaw, Speed Buggy, Josie and the Pussy Cats etc. but Scooby was actually Hannah Barbera’s answer to the criticism of only having action shows. It being about modern teenagers doing a relatively mundane task was ground breaking, and ironically, none of the knock offs kept to that mundane formula. But even with the knock offs, it was still a minority genre compared to what was out for the 60’s and 70’s

He really doesn't care about animation, though. The only time I can remember him critiquing character design flaws or anything to do with the art side of cartoons is his Problem Solverz review, and even a half-blind chimp could tell you why that show looked ugly. You'd think someone who was really passionate about animation would pay attention to how each part of a cartoon fits together, not just how mean spirited the plot is.
That’s actually why I don’t like most anime. Say what you will about their stories and subject matters, or the detail of the characters, the actual animation quality is usually some of the worst you will ever see outside of 1960’s Hannah Barbera. Usually it’s one good scene and that’s it, lots of cost cutting in that industry.
He did comment on the low budget nature of that one hurricane family guy episode, but that was it.
 

The tired cat

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Thinks every cartoon needs to have hidden depths/adult themes and any that are just goofy slapstick (TTG) should be taken off the air waves (Fun Fact: Enter has spread the hate of TTG to so many people that at one point there was a petition to have the TTG creators killed)
Oh please, let's not attribute something to Mr.Clown shoes. People began to hate TTG when it 1st started because of how lazy and unfunny it was (even by slapstick standards this was the lowest fruit). The death threats went after the creators, being the glue sniffing braniacs that they are, decided to put a "fuck you critics" episode and this was even before Enter. Enter really didn't add much or even spread much, when everybody already been calling out the show for being cheap garbage.
 

mooo

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Just saw this post on 4chan in a thread about children having access to smartphones and youtube and watching those fucked up 'kids' shows made by creeps.
I remember in pre-school (around 3-4 years old), me and my friend's favorite game was "prison", where we would get this child-sized doll and lock it in a closet and abuse it by fake feeding it gruel and taking it out every now and then for beatings. Nowadays I think "wow, that's fucked, that poor doll", but back then, we just didn't have a mental filter. We just did what came naturally, and kids are VERY fucking creative.
Where are the kids like this in Growing Around?
 

AnAccount

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cause according to enter, they abused him, but i cannot verify this
while I don't want to give enter to much credit.

Considering his Grandparents, are well the parents of one of enters parent (Or both if they're weird) and would likely have a strong attachment to that individual, it makes such a claim more credible in that the see that as sufficient reason for enter to live with them.
 
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mooo

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why does enter live with his grandparents, and not his actual parents again?
He said recently he lives by himself. Sometimes you can hear people speaking in the background of his reviews though so I don't know what's up with that. From his journals he says he hates his parents because his mom wanted him to go to college and his dad never wanted him, but he seems to be on good terms with his grandparents. Unless someone can point to other evidence, that's all we really know.
 
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The tired cat

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He said recently he lives by himself. Sometimes you can hear people speaking in the background of his reviews though so I don't know what's up with that. From his journals he says he hates his parents because his mom wanted him to go to college and his dad never wanted him, but he seems to be on good terms with his grandparents. Unless someone can point to other evidence, that's all we really know.
When you have a kid like Enter, I can see how his dad wasn't happy with him or his mom wanting to go to college.
 

8777BB5

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He said recently he lives by himself. Sometimes you can hear people speaking in the background of his reviews though so I don't know what's up with that. From his journals he says he hates his parents because his mom wanted him to go to college and his dad never wanted him, but he seems to be on good terms with his grandparents. Unless someone can point to other evidence, that's all we really know.
His parents are actually divorced and from the sound of things his real dad pulled a Stephen King/Gordon Ramsey's dad. According to Enter his stepdad was very abusive growing up and generally got Enter's mom to go along with his abuse/rage.

Much like Boogie I'm very curious how Enter's siblings have turned out/what they have to say about it. According to Enter his childhood consisted of:
Endless meals of Kraft Mac N Cheese and Ketchup
Beatings with a leather belt
Him having to read Wayside School books to his children after abuse incidents happened to calm them down.

If Enter is indeed telling the truth, it sounds to me like Enter's stepfather was probably from the same school of parenting my coworker' (Who has Asperger's syndrome) s parents came from. This school of parenting states that if if your child has special needs you need to up the punishments considerably because that's the only way the special needs child will understand they did wrong. What sadly tends to happen is that some parents take this too far to the point that the punishment goes straight to child abuse and will leave the child wanting nothing to do with the parents (my coworker hasn't spoken to either of his parents for twenty-nine years and forbids them from seeing his wife and children due to the things they did to him as "punishments") . However I have a strong feeling that Enter's "abuse" is on the same level as Boogie 2988s Most likely exagerated and most of it made up. I refuse to believe a school would do nothing if someone got peppered sprayed by bullies and his getting hit with a belt for bad grades sounds suspiciously like it came from a Stephen King novel.
 

mooo

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His parents are actually divorced and from the sound of things his real dad pulled a Stephen King/Gordon Ramsey's dad. According to Enter his stepdad was very abusive growing up and generally got Enter's mom to go along with his abuse/rage.

Much like Boogie I'm very curious how Enter's siblings have turned out/what they have to say about it. According to Enter his childhood consisted of:
Endless meals of Kraft Mac N Cheese and Ketchup
Beatings with a leather belt
Him having to read Wayside School books to his children after abuse incidents happened to calm them down.

If Enter is indeed telling the truth, it sounds to me like Enter's stepfather was probably from the same school of parenting my coworker' (Who has Asperger's syndrome) s parents came from. This school of parenting states that if if your child has special needs you need to up the punishments considerably because that's the only way the special needs child will understand they did wrong. What sadly tends to happen is that some parents take this too far to the point that the punishment goes straight to child abuse and will leave the child wanting nothing to do with the parents (my coworker hasn't spoken to either of his parents for twenty-nine years and forbids them from seeing his wife and children due to the things they did to him as "punishments") . However I have a strong feeling that Enter's "abuse" is on the same level as Boogie 2988s Most likely exagerated and most of it made up. I refuse to believe a school would do nothing if someone got peppered sprayed by bullies and his getting hit with a belt for bad grades sounds suspiciously like it came from a Stephen King novel.
Yeah, given his tendency to exaggerate, you can't help but wonder if it's a 'boy who cried wolf' situation. Though being abused would explain his extreme aversion to even the slightest meanness shown in cartoons.
 

8777BB5

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Yeah, given his tendency to exaggerate, you can't help but wonder if it's a 'boy who cried wolf' situation. Though being abused would explain his extreme aversion to even the slightest meanness shown in cartoons.
One thing I've theorized about Enter's hatred for meanness is that the way characters vocalize their meanness might be affecting his Sensory Defensiveness. When I used to troll the Thomas the Tank Engine fansites, there were several people who said they couldn't watch the Ringo Starr version of Duck Takes Charge because the way he voiced The Fat Controller's yelling affected their Sensory Defensiveness. It's also worth nothing that the episodes he highlighted as definitive examples of meanness had other things in them that would cause issues with his Asperger's.
 

MysticMisty

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However I have a strong feeling that Enter's "abuse" is on the same level as Boogie 2988s Most likely exagerated and most of it made up. I refuse to believe a school would do nothing if someone got peppered sprayed by bullies and his getting hit with a belt for bad grades sounds suspiciously like it came from a Stephen King novel.
I'll go with a big part of it twisting what happened in his head due to a victim complex (so many literal spergs have these), and the rest of it being made up for pity points. Almost everything can probably be traced to some incident he caused, so his parents punished him "for no reason" by saying no games for a week or some shit. In his mind this becomes abuse because he thinks he did nothing wrong, but he also knows saying "they always took away my game and TV privileges" isn't going to be what most consider to be abuse so he replaces that with getting beat all the time. And his stepdad would read to him to try to make Enter realize he was genuinely being bad, Enter had no self awareness so it never sunk in, and the cycle would happen over and over again.

I mean, I could be wrong, but there's both cows on this site and ones I've encountered personally who cry "abuse!" or "bullies!" only for it to be shit like "I was expected to actually do work".
 

LiquidKid

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One thing I've theorized about Enter's hatred for meanness is that the way characters vocalize their meanness might be affecting his Sensory Defensiveness. When I used to troll the Thomas the Tank Engine fansites, there were several people who said they couldn't watch the Ringo Starr version of Duck Takes Charge because the way he voiced The Fat Controller's yelling affected their Sensory Defensiveness. It's also worth nothing that the episodes he highlighted as definitive examples of meanness had other things in them that would cause issues with his Asperger's.
There was also that incident with the Brony community where one of those pony’s apparently became mean for an episode. I remember countless bronies on the internet sperging about how awful it was. Even the few IRL friends I have who were bronies got triggered by it, so he probably does have abuse issues. That or he’s such an aspie that the idea of someone being mean sets off his anxiety
 
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mooo

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There was also that incident with the Brony community where one of those pony’s apparently became mean for an episode. I remember countless bronies on the internet sperging about how awful it was. Even the few IRL friends I have who were bronies got triggered by it, so he probably does have abuse issues. That or he’s such an aspie that the idea of someone being mean sets off his anxiety
That episode is amazing and anyone in the fandom who didn't like it because yellow horse got mean is a pussy. I still ironically use the line "Never apologize when you can criticize" from that episode.
 

Piga Dgrifm

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He got his monetization back: https://www.deviantart.com/mrenter/journal/Monetization-has-been-returned-to-my-channel-793505403

After talking with the YouTube support program, I was able to get my channel monetization back as of late yesterday, which is... a huge relief off of my mind. And I will be releasing the next video - Teen Titans Things Change - tomorrow. Today I'm just going to take it easy.

I thank everyone for their support in these past couple of days. It was a very worrying time, and I'm glad that I can resume things as normal. Your support really does keep me going in the seemingly increasing times that stuff like this happens. One thing that will change going forward though is that I am changing my Patreon from "per review" to "per month." The patreon poll seemed to swing that way in general, and I think that it fits my particular schedule a lot better - sometimes I'm working on a video that takes much longer than one month, and sometimes I manage to make a lot of videos all in the same month; like this month. It's been extremely productive. There's Norm, the Twitter technocracy, this video, and I do believe that the Tumblr technocracy will be done by the time the month is over.

Feels like spring has come.
 

Poodies Bug

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I mean, I could be wrong, but there's both cows on this site and ones I've encountered personally who cry "abuse!" or "bullies!" only for it to be shit like "I was expected to actually do work".
I like to think of people like Enter as more like adolescents instead of adults. He's a little different because he seems to be even more anti social and has autism, but I digress.

A lot of kids around that age start "hating" their parents because they don't want to do chores/work, or they get yelled at for being inconsiderate. They might feel like there is tons of pressure and judgment put on them when in reality it's just that emotionally they aren't matured quite yet and little conflicts are extremely hard for them to handle. If a kid around that age was told to get off their ass and help around the house, and had the option to just move out, never deal with it and forever live at their loving grandparent's house (who probably comforts and spoils them) they definitely would. I don't know much about his personal life, this is just based off of everything I've seen.

Not every kid gets like that and they might channel their emotions in a different way other than hating their parents, but that "my parents are such jerks" stereotypical tween exists for a reason.
 

MysticMisty

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That episode is amazing and anyone in the fandom who didn't like it because yellow horse got mean is a pussy. I still ironically use the line "Never apologize when you can criticize" from that episode.
It's hilarious and sad to know that four year old girls who watched that episode didn't get nearly as upset (if at all) as these grown ass men.
 

AnOminous

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It's hilarious and sad to know that four year old girls who watched that episode didn't get nearly as upset (if at all) as these grown ass men.
Without being deeply autistic, even a four year old girl can understand the idea of a character acting out of character for humor and for learning a lesson.
 

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