wightraven asked: Spoony left TGWTG of his own volition since Doug Walker was dedicated to taking the site in direction focused away from reviewing when SOPA and PIPA were perceived as a major threat to their livelihoods. He HAD been disciplined by the site staff for his extremely off-color jokes, but the guy was going through severe chemical imbalances, trying to get the right depression meds, and the whole deal with Scarlett made it worse. He recently moved in with his new girlfriend and is doing much better.
That’s good to hear.
And thank you for clearing that up for me. I’ll correct that in that post.
dustybins asked: yo i aint know snit bout spoony, what was the break up business about? I often hear the phrase "terrible about what happened" asociated with the man.
Yeah, that was… a spectacle.
So, Scarlett (his webmistress and then girlfriend) broke it off with Spoony, and Spoony suffered a pretty bad mental breakdown. That by itself would be a horrible thing to hold against a guy, but his reaction was to turn into a very creepy, raging misogynist, making rape… I’m not even sure if I can call them “jokes” so much as “thinly veiled threats” to other TGWTG commentators like Obscurus Lupa. The nature of them was vile enough that, even though I hadn’t watched any of his stuff in a while (I feel that the pressure to produce more content on a regular basis was causing a degradation in quality, and he had been dealing with worsening depression leading up to that break-up), I pretty much distanced myself from his content completely.
That and I am pretty sure he also got kicked off of TGWTG because of his behavior, as he rightly should have. I’ve been told he left the site and had previously been disciplined beforehand.
The whole thing was very ugly and very unfortunate, as he had been for a long time one of my favorite TWGTG commentators, and a lot of his work (especially the stuff from around his Phantasmagoria 2 playthrough, which I would consider the Golden Age of his content), is still quite good, even if quite a bit of his humor seems too sophomoric to me now.
I heard that he got better after getting a puppy, but I honestly haven’t kept track of the guy since that whole ugly business.
I kind of look back on the whole thing with a mixture of pity, disgust and deep disappointment, as I imagine a lot of people do. When he was at the top of his game, he was the cream of the internet reviewer crop and he will probably never be in that position again because he took out his pain on innocent bystanders in the worst way possible.
Damn shame. Makes watching through this playthrough a bit sad.
It’s four in the morning and I had the urge to rewatch Spoony’s Phantasmagoria 2 Let’s Play.
I’m remembering why I liked the dude so much. It’s still pretty funny.
In fact it might be one of the funniest things he’s ever done.