TGWTG The Spoony One / Spoony / Noah Antwiler - Washed-up Video game / movie critic. Patreon scammer. Pussy-whipped SJW. A more insufferable DSP. Twitter addict. Has pissed everything away. Had a panic attack because of a mariachi band.

Kevin Roberts

Coolest Bitch in Town
I have this suspician that Spoony somehow knows, that if he actually does produce a new video, after putting a decent amount of effort into it. His remining paypigs will realise that he's not capable of producing decent content anymore. That what was edgey in 2012 is just bedroom vlogger content now.

If he doesn't produce any new videos, then he's an ex top YouTuber. If he does, then he's just another middle edged loser trying to make it on YouTube with stone cold takes on pop culture.

He wont produce. Landscape has changed, you cant just say 666 fucks per video, other "mature" stuff, or you are demonetized. Also, angry reviews can be pulled of by AVGN and to some extend, people like Nostalgia Critic. Even they toned down swearing to the point of barely existing.

Ex-Top Youtuber? With 109k subs, he could be ex first generation, relic of the youtube past and someone who imploded in the process. He is the one to blame, because of the Gutter he is in right now, not Scarlet, Allison, Hope, Doug or April. He is responsible, and he very well knows it!

Other than that, paypigs are guilty as well, because they are feeding Spoonys laziness and ego, making him unproductive and "duhprushun".
 

RJ MacReady

cheating bitch
True & Honest Fan
For someone who never dwelled into youtube creation, How many viewers MINIMUM do you need regulary to sustain like...minimum wage money?
Solely from ad revenue? Depends on what content you do and where your viewerbase is from (because that influences CPM) and how often you upload, so it's hard to give a concrete answer.

But Spoony (and plenty of other niche creators these days) monetise largely through Patreon so it's less about raw viewers and more about what % of them become patrons.
 

Trig.Point

I wouldn't start from here.
True & Honest Fan
Solely from ad revenue? Depends on what content you do and where your viewerbase is from (because that influences CPM) and how often you upload, so it's hard to give a concrete answer.

But Spoony (and plenty of other niche creators these days) monetise largely through Patreon so it's less about raw viewers and more about what % of them become patrons.
YouTube have changed the rules recently so they now have the rights to monetise your content even if you don't want to.

It used to be more edgey content creators could not monetise their videos and rely on Patreon and Superchats, not so any more.
 

darkwingosonichugorl

Let me tell you the potential of my balls.
For someone who never dwelled into youtube creation, How many viewers MINIMUM do you need regulary to sustain like...minimum wage money?
Currently, it would take a lot. $2 CPM ($2 per 1000 views) is really good now for most content, the golden Youtube days are history. So, at least a million views per month to be close to minimum wage, and that's best case scenario with worthwhile ad quality, no limitations, etc...

This is why most have altered to streaming and Patreon e-begging.
 
Currently, it would take a lot. $2 CPM ($2 per 1000 views) is really good now for most content, the golden Youtube days are history. So, at least a million views per month to be close to minimum wage, and that's best case scenario with worthwhile ad quality, no limitations, etc...

This is why most have altered to streaming and Patreon e-begging.
Also the horrible trend of in-video advertisement for crap like manscaped, which you can clearly tell that most hate doing. I really wonder how many people keep signing up and actually pay for stuff like brilliant.com and squarespace. I can see stuff like Nordvpn actually offering some value, but I remember one (maybe tunnelbear?) too which got hacked and they were huuuggeeee on youtube and disappeared overnight. Even marzgurl of all people shilled for manscaped at the end lol.
 
Also the horrible trend of in-video advertisement for crap like manscaped, which you can clearly tell that most hate doing. I really wonder how many people keep signing up and actually pay for stuff like brilliant.com and squarespace. I can see stuff like Nordvpn actually offering some value, but I remember one (maybe tunnelbear?) too which got hacked and they were huuuggeeee on youtube and disappeared overnight. Even marzgurl of all people shilled for manscaped at the end lol.
I thought NordVPN got hacked. I remember Quentinreviews did a sponsorship for them after the news of them being hacked came out. Apparently Sponsorships give out $15-20 CPM so it makes sense for creators to do them even if they hate it. I also think that getting sponsored also helps with getting youtube ad money, but I'm not sure about that one.
 
I thought NordVPN got hacked. I remember Quentinreviews did a sponsorship for them after the news of them being hacked came out. Apparently Sponsorships give out $15-20 CPM so it makes sense for creators to do them even if they hate it. I also think that getting sponsored also helps with getting youtube ad money, but I'm not sure about that one.
I don't mind the in-video ads much, really easy to skip them. Have adblocker for the youtube ads. If that didn't work, I'd get premium. I really hate ads heh. You're right, it was nordvpn. I remember what happened to tunnelbear now, they moved HQ to USA and Linus Tech dropped them. I still see lots of Nord stuff though.
 

RJ MacReady

cheating bitch
True & Honest Fan
Also the horrible trend of in-video advertisement for crap like manscaped, which you can clearly tell that most hate doing. I really wonder how many people keep signing up and actually pay for stuff like brilliant.com and squarespace. I can see stuff like Nordvpn actually offering some value, but I remember one (maybe tunnelbear?) too which got hacked and they were huuuggeeee on youtube and disappeared overnight. Even marzgurl of all people shilled for manscaped at the end lol.
Ad reads pay out a lot and are highly cost-effective for companies.

Spoony could've been doing them and making a mint if he hadn't given up. Even miserable washouts like Lupa and the walking husk that is Doug Walker pull sponsors.
 
Ad reads pay out a lot and are highly cost-effective for companies.

Spoony could've been doing them and making a mint if he hadn't given up. Even miserable washouts like Lupa and the walking husk that is Doug Walker pull sponsors.
I can't imagine spoony ever getting sponsors again, not after his tweets and general unstable behavior going back almost to his start on Youtube. I used to like Walker somewhat, then he brought in extras and 'quit' doing NC to do that 'remake movies' thing. Whoever's idea that was should be shunned. Was probably Doug himself though. I dropped off watching everything from those guys except for spoony out of fun, then about 2 years ago that pretty much stopped being fun. Like someone else said, he and the warthog are really more sad than anything. I still watch though for some reason.
 

Lil' Hog

*Oink Oink*
I don't mind the in-video ads much, really easy to skip them. Have adblocker for the youtube ads. If that didn't work, I'd get premium. I really hate ads heh. You're right, it was nordvpn. I remember what happened to tunnelbear now, they moved HQ to USA and Linus Tech dropped them. I still see lots of Nord stuff though.
Try using SponsorBlock for in-video ads. It automatically skips them. The catch is the timers are user-made, so you usually only see it in videos from big channels.

I think Youtube Vanced (Android app) also has this feature built in their app.
 
Or just to quit twitter altogether. But there is no way in million years he would actually do that, because even if he quits his own twitter, he will still roll play as his dog, on her twitter.
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TheShortWaveCerealKiller

The Broner with a Boner
I have this suspician that Spoony somehow knows, that if he actually does produce a new video, even after putting a decent amount of effort into it. His remaining paypigs will realise that he's not capable of producing decent content anymore. That what was edgey in 2012 is just bedroom vlogger content now.

If he doesn't produce any new videos, then he's an ex top YouTuber. If he does, then he's just another middle edged loser trying to make it on YouTube with stone cold takes on pop culture.
I've mentioned before about this exact same problem. Spoonys way of reviewing is archaic, its long past its expiration date, in both a comedic and technical sense. He's simply been replaced by better more technically astute reviewers. To your point the man up to his end used the TGWTG style of reviewing, a style of reviewing that was out of date in 2012.
And whats more he doesnt have that nostalgia factor someone like James Rolfe does where people only have good memories of him, Spoony has essentially never treated his fans well and has left a sour taste in pretty much all of his ex fans mouth. (Thats also not counting the fact that James even back then had technical and editing knowledge to make those videos seem easily on par with ones made today.) The man would literally have to start from the bottom, and not only that but, evolve beyond what he was. Sadly I dont think even on his brightest days, does that Spoony exist anymore.
 

Kevin Roberts

Coolest Bitch in Town
Even aside from that, look how Rolfe managed to grow after all those years.

From just sitting in front of TV.

To "filmed in one take" stuff.
Difference between Noah and James is passion. James had a burnout with AVGN, didn't retire the character, just made episode less frequently. Also he has a wife and two daughters. He didn't allow drama in his professional life, and respected his audience. He made some side project, tried different thing, and "borrow" Red Letter Media formula for his own movie show.

Noah was passional for a while, then started making longer and longer pauses, was always bitching how his audience is spoiled and just wanted some free entertoyment. He made two of his girlfriends publicly leave him, that he only used for more drama, drunken v-logs, and whiney tweets. He borrowed angry reviewer formula, made some stuff in the day, and stopped doing once he realized that his audience has showered him with donation, and refuses any help, even as his health is deteriorating and his donation sum is getting smaller and smaller.

Edit: Also one small difference between Spoony and AVGN, I know its not important and significant, but James made an AVGN Movie.
 
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RJ MacReady

cheating bitch
True & Honest Fan
I wonder if James even remembers Spoony. They were in a couple of projects together, co-hosted several panels over the years and Spoony once wrote in the about page on his site that James was "responsive" to him though they "weren't in contact much".

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This like the rest of that page was last updated in the early 2010s, as you can tell from Spoony's claim that he's "working pretty much all the time".
 
Even aside from that, look how Rolfe managed to grow after all those years.

From just sitting in front of TV.

To "filmed in one take" stuff.
I haven't watches James in, fuck, half a decade or more. I just got sick of that whole angry shtick they all do. Good to see he's still going though, I found him to be the least offensive of all the angry reviewers. The again they all ripped him off to begin with.
 

GloriousRapeRabbit

RapeRabbit of infinite glory
I haven't watches James in, fuck, half a decade or more. I just got sick of that whole angry shtick they all do. Good to see he's still going though, I found him to be the least offensive of all the angry reviewers. The again they all ripped him off to begin with.
AVGN has felt pretty tired for quite a long time now. But the character has kinda grown to become a household youtube thing. He has been around so long now that he is almost nostalgic. And James played his cards almost 100% right. And most important thing of them all...James never became a snotty nosed snob thinking he was better than anyone else. Very humble. THis has been said a thousand times before but its worth repeating in comparison with spoony.

James is one of the first TRUE youtube celebreties. One that held over time (even though his schtick is old)
 

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