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mlanguishi

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Of course the Warthog has to comment on nightmares, she's an expert:

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Barney Calhoun

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Today I rewatched this review of The Last Exorcism that I haven't seen in like 10 years. He seems so young and full of life here, even if I had no plans to watch the movie I would still watch his reviews just to hear him ramble.

I can't get over how a guy who had everything to suceed in a "business" that's just bitching about movies and games and still managed to fuck it up.

 

JamesFargo

saying "Oh cool" as I put the gun in my mouth
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I would still watch his reviews just to hear him ramble.
An editor couldn't have hurt. There are gems to be found, but they're buried under a mountain of cubic zirconia.

It's not like there wasn't a manual on how to do this shit. Nobody was uploading 2 hour-long, stream-of-consciousness tangents that feature only themselves. Keep in mind, this was before YT changed their algorithm to deem it "premium" content. Not even Mr. Enter has the balls to lecture people for this long. Well, maybe he does, but his brain finally overrode his balls.

Considering the volume of vlogs, it's mostly forgettable.
  1. There was a funny bit in his FF13 video (first impressions) where he talked about "Focus" and getting cryptic visions of JFK while being branded on his ass. I thought that was funny.
  2. There was a found footage movie, I forget the title, where he imitates one of the characters and the jitter-cam zooms in on his balls.
  3. And there was some wrestling stuff I liked, particularly the run-up to Hardcore Justice, though it's not worth sifting through a 45-minute video, sans timestamps.
 
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Barney Calhoun

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An editor couldn't have hurt.
For sure, but I doubt his planetoid sized ego would have allowed him to have one. By now, my memory is a bit hazy with Spoony but I remember starting to drift away from his content by the ff13 review, to me that's when he seemed to start to half-ass his videos and fill them with unfunny nostalgia critic level skits.

Still, IMO, his best videos were the FFVIII review (without the cringefest ending) the FFX-2 review, the ultima reviews (without the cringefest ending too), the first few Reb Brown reviews, the odd movie review and vlog and the phantasmagoria stuff. Honorable mention to Counter Monkey too, I have negative a million interest in D&D but somehow he made it interesting for me, specially that story about some guy who was late because he forgot his pants or was stuck in traffic.
 

JamesFargo

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that's when he seemed to start to half-ass his videos and fill them with unfunny nostalgia critic level skits.
It's been brought up plenty of times: Insano is where it started to go wrong; he wanted to be a TV host, that was his dream; and so on.

In hindsight, though, it smacks of a certain ego that really gets under the skin. People realized he was taking the Tyler Perry route and playing multiple characters all in different stages of make-up. "I could make an entire video where I play all the parts and you would love it because I am Spoony, God of comedy!”

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the FFX-2 review
How about that? One the most maligned RPGs of the modern era, and he gives it a good rating. Personally I think it's miles ahead of the KH sequels, and I do own a copy of it. It's just funny that he rated it more positively than 10.
 
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Barney Calhoun

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It's been brought up plenty of times: Insano is where it started to go wrong; he wanted to be a TV host, that was his dream; and so on.

In hindsight, though, it smacks of a certain ego that really gets under the skin. People realized he was taking the Tyler Perry route and playing multiple characters all in different stages of make-up. "I could make an entire video where I play all the parts and you would love it because I am Spoony, God of comedy!”

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How about that? One the most maligned RPGs of the modern era, and he gives it a good rating. Personally I think it's miles ahead of the KH sequels, and I do own a copy of it. It's just funny that he rated it more positively than 10.
It's interesting, I have very limited knowledge about the characters as I skip all skits reviewers make, I have a general idea of what those characters are but I've never really sat down and watch one. I don't know what compels internet reviewers to make them since all of them are terrible to the point of being embarrasing. If even Red Letter Media who are x10 times more capable than your run of the mill TGWT autist can't make intro skits even remotely passable, Noah never had a chance.

I think its like you said, he wanted to be a TV Host in the same way RLM wants to make movies (that aren't complete dog shit) and that probably depressed him more and more. Of course the normal person would say "Goddamn, I'm making 5k plus a month for doing absolutely nothing, let me at least put a modicon of effort and multiply my earnigs by a thousand and be set up for life". Key word here being "normal person."
 

Chujkurwa

We got silk pussy.
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The problem is that he reached the 5k joke goal of making a movie, then felt guilty about it for years instead of just refunding part of the money stating I was just fucking around, sorry!
 

BrunoMattei

No I am not the Cinema Snob
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The problem is that he reached the 5k joke goal of making a movie, then felt guilty about it for years instead of just refunding part of the money stating I was just fucking around, sorry!
I don't think it was a joke goal. The joke goal of 50K a month to play Deadly Premonition was obvious. If it was a joke goal he'd set the target at something like that.
 

JuanButNotForgotten

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I don't think it was a joke goal. The joke goal of 50K a month to play Deadly Premonition was obvious. If it was a joke goal he'd set the target at something like that.
I think, he is talking about the review of "Massacre at Central High" which begins with Insano asking Spoony if he is working on his movie and he replies with "I am a complete fraud, we've already established that" and then Insano handles him VHS with the movie, calling it "The Spoony movie" since it has a character named Spoony. Sure thing it sounded like a joke back then, but now who knows.
 

RJ MacReady

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For sure, but I doubt his planetoid sized ego would have allowed him to have one. By now, my memory is a bit hazy with Spoony but I remember starting to drift away from his content by the ff13 review, to me that's when he seemed to start to half-ass his videos and fill them with unfunny nostalgia critic level skits.
He tried to hire an editor in 2010 but abandoned the idea because he wanted an Arizona local who'd literally come to his house to pick up/drop off flash drives of raw footage:


An editor would've been an obvious first investment when his Patreon took off but it never seemed to cross his mind again.

The problem is that he reached the 5k joke goal of making a movie, then felt guilty about it for years instead of just refunding part of the money stating I was just fucking around, sorry!
I don't think it was a joke goal. The joke goal of 50K a month to play Deadly Premonition was obvious. If it was a joke goal he'd set the target at something like that.
It wasn't a joke goal - he just never expected to reach it. Note the use of "unbelievable miracle" here:

If by some unbelievable miracle pledges ever get to this point I'll shift my focus to finishing my script for a feature-length movie and putting it into pre-production. Reviews will continue during this time, of course; the added revenue will help supplement production costs of the movie, if and when it goes into production.

He was also borderline terrified in the Spoony Movie vlog like he just realised what he got himself into.
 

JamesFargo

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I think its like you said, he wanted to be a TV Host in the same way RLM wants to make movies (that aren't complete dog shit) and that probably depressed him more and more.
The old saying goes, "Keep your feet on the ground and reach for the stars."

Sure, it wasn't ideal, but it was damn sight better than most people of his generation: college grads spinning pizzas or stocking shelves for $8/hr, and then only to get furloughed anyway. Noah would joke from time to time about not being able to find an IT job in this gig economy. So it's not like he wasn't aware of this.

I think this is why Spoony is my favorite cow. Trump has an excuse. His self-image is reenforced by how others percieve him. Spoony's self-love is entirely unjustified.
 
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Bogs

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He was also borderline terrified in the Spoony Movie vlog like he just realised what he got himself into.
I just always wondered why this was the straw that broke the spoony's back. How hard was it to write a script? Just load it full of Spoony characters and cameos from friends and you got yourself an hour and a half. Use the 50k on props and shitty CG and kablam, you got yourself a movie. If it worked for Linkara, and the Nostalgia Critic 4 times over, it can work for you.
 

JamesFargo

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I just always wondered why this was the straw that broke the spoony's back. How hard was it to write a script?
Everyone has their own armchair diagnosis. I suspect he's a con man with a bad case of imposter syndrome. He presented himself as a turbonerd/gaming god, and we now find out that his bona fides were bullshit.

He doesn't know the first thing about screenwriting or filmmaking, and since he's too proud (or cheap) to hire somebody to show him how it's done, he froze.
 
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