I will admit I've been a bit vague about this situation during the past few weeks. I have told this to several people, and I wrote about it on Facebook and Tumblr. But I don't use those sites as much as I do with Deviantart - even though I'm not as well known as a lot of artists on here, I have the largest fan base on here compared to sites like Tumblr or wherever. So I believe it's time to share this with you, just to get it out of my chest completely....
I do not watch Nostalgia Critic anymore.
I've been a avid fan of his work since high school, but earlier this year I have decided to stop following him. His reviews aren't HORRIBLE, he hasn't really changed his humour or anything else (aside from the change in cast and format). I guess I've just outgrown the 'raging internet critic' phase of my life. Since then, I've felt so relieved about what I watch. It shouldn't matter what some guy on the internet says about some cartoon or movie. What matters is what we think of them. I watch a lot dumb crap because it relieves a lot of stress from my life. I'm all for movies that doesn't treat us like idiots, but I always did have a soft spot for sugary, simple-minded cinematic pieces of trash. They do what movies are meant to be for - they entertain.
What has been upsetting me lately is whenever I draw fan art of a certain movie/TV show that an internet reviewer reviewed recently, I'm going to get comments about the review, questions about what I think of the review, and not a lot of comments about how the picture looks in general. Most of the time, I already know about a lot of movies even before NC or whoever reviewed them. I'm just an animation hound, looking for the next oddity to watch.
Of course, I cannot control what my followers comment on. I'm most likely going to get more comments like this in the future, and I might have to adjust to this. You guys are free to watch him as you please, I certainly can't stop that. I have chosen to stop following his work, that's all. I feel like I owe you guys a real explanation instead of just a vague sentence.