It’s….not really that. It’s just some parts of the YGO fandom are feeling a little…apprehensive because YGOTAS has “ruined” the spinoffs for those who’ve just watched Duel Monsters (either dub or sub).
GX is horrible and Jaden is a wannabe gangster
5D’s is basica-CARD GAMES ON MOTORCYCLESSSSSS!!!
Zexal is XTREME AND CARD GAMES IN SPACE EXTREME!!!!!
And because of this, the other series tend to get shit on by fans who have never even watched them or gave them a legit chance.
That’s why I made the joke. I understand that people expect me to ruin the new show for everyone, and it’s unfortunate. It’s a joke made at MY expense because of my reputation.
I’ve no intention of doing anything with the new show.
I guess you’re so revered in some parts of the fandom (including mine ahueheheh since most good things in my life right now and in high school can be at least tangentially attributed to YGOTAS) that you have maybe an unfair amount of influence—I mean unfair for you. You express a small opinion and half the fandom embraces it wholeheartedly to impress you while the other zealously contradicts the opinion to spite you.
You’re a person with diverse opinions without intended malice, just like most decent people.So that really can’t be fun. I’m sorry.
It’s no more fun for the people trying to enjoy the shows that I’ve mocked. I do think it’s a bit silly to place blame specifically on me for people thinking these shows are silly, when they are… kinda… silly. But at the same time, what I do encourages that mindset, so I get the whole anger thing.
I honestly have one motivation with my work, and it’s to make people laugh. In doing so, I’ve caused damage. No doubt. And that’s regrettable, but I’ve never gone out of my way to hurt these shows or their fandoms.
I’ve spent a good portion of my life highlighting the stupider aspects of Duel Monsters, out of love, and I never had any intention of ruining anything about the series - or its spinoffs. That I’m still even doing this is because I’m passionate about the show as a whole.
Ultimately I’m not here as a representative to support the show, nor am I here as someone who condemns it. I’m here for the same reason someone blogs a picture of Yami and says “lol isn’t it dumb how nobody notices his voice got much deeper?”
I doubt that kind of person does so out of malice either. It just so happens in my case, a lot of people saw it and laughed and told their friends.
I’m truly sorry if that ruined it for any of you. Wasn’t my intent. And I get it.
A lot of people don’t get that “card games on motorcycles” was also a joke at my expense. It was me parodying my gimmick of over-using catchphrases. Yeah, it’s kinda ridiculous that they ride motorcycles, but absolutely no more ridiculous than the idea of having giant, expensive holograms involved in a trading card game. It was an April Fools video and it was honestly meant to be dumb and bad and more about tropes in abridging - hence the One Piece parody that follows immediately.
That people use it to attack 5Ds is a shame and not my intent. But you know, who else is there to blame?
“when they are… kinda… silly. ”
Try to watch them already, for God’s sake. They’re not silly because you think they are.
If you’re seriously trying to argue that there are no silly elements in every Yu-Gi-Oh series, then I’m not sure what show we’ve both been watching.
Things can be silly and also be great. Yelling at me that I haven’t given these shows a chance (I have) because they’re so deep and serious and I’m a jerk for making fun of them and ruining people’s perceptions is a little absurd.
Yu-Gi-Oh is inherently over the top and ridiculous. Duel Monsters is about a young boy who transforms into a Pharaoh so he can beat his opponents at the ancient equivalent of Go Fish. GX is about children going to school to get a degree in ancient Go Fish. 5Ds is about a Blade Runner-esque future in which people play Go Fish because their lives depend on it. Zexal is about a shiny naked alien ghost living inside a guy who yells gibberish phrases. Also Go Fish,
These are inherently implausible concepts that require the viewer to open their minds a great deal and be willing to accept some seriously ludicrous stuff before they even turn on the first episode. Obviously I’m describing them in a much sillier way than they are presented in the show, but even the SHOWS don’t treat the story or its characters 100% seriously all the time. And to yell at me because I don’t take them seriously is like telling me I’m enjoying it for the wrong reasons.
I would never presume to tell another fan that. I recommend you don’t either.
Attack on Titan is a show about giant naked people grinning happily as they stomp through gigantic walls and teenagers swing around like they’re Spider-Man. Also: a girl really loves potatoes.
Dragonball Z is about a guy with too much gel in his hair who flies around on a cloud and gets into battle alongside a green slug man from outer space who wears a turban sometimes. Both of these people begin an intense fight by yelling at the top of their lungs, and the guy with too much gel in his hair becomes a blonde when he becomes super-powerful.
Pokémon is about a ten year-old who never grows up throwing hollow baseballs at animals and collecting little pieces of metal that qualify him to get into a big tournament involving animals (which include living keys, living garbage bags, and living ice cream cones) fighting one another so that he can be declared a “master” at said activity.
Let us not mince words: the things that we like are very silly when you get right down to it. It’s okay to call them silly. It’s okay to not take everything so damn seriously.
If you think some bearded dude making jokes about leather pants is “ruining” the show you like, you have bigger problems than said bearded dude.