Here’s something interesting. An AVGN plush doll made by fan Jimmy from Sweden. It’s handmade and about 25 cm high (sitting). And oh God! It’s playing Fester’s Quest!
<a href=”http://188.8.131.52/new/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/avgn11.jpg”><img title=”avgn1″ src=”http://www.cinemassacre.com/new/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/avgn1-269×300.jpg” alt=”” width=”269″ height=”300″ /></a><a href=”http://184.108.40.206/new/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/avgn21.jpg”><img title=”avgn2″ src=”http://www.cinemassacre.com/new/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/avgn2-300×247.jpg” alt=”” width=”300″ height=”247″ /></a>
I enjoy receiving stuff like this from fans, but every once in a while, I need to take a moment and contemplate this. My likeness has been seen all around the world. I’ve been drawn, painted, and sculpted. My face has been photoshopped onto various celebrities/characters. I’ve been made into a South Park character hundreds of times. I’ve been made into a pinata. The <a href=”http://cinemassacre.com/AVGN/gallery/Selected_Gallery/”>fan art</a> seems to go on forever. It’s very flattering.
I’m used to it, but sometimes I wonder what the appeal is and how this whole thing has caught on so much. So here comes along <a href=”http://www.cinemassacre.com/AVGN/other/Criticism-style.pdf”>an essay by a graduate student in English at NYU</a> which explains it down to a science. It’s a study on the styles of criticism. Starting on page 7, I’m used as an example. It’s well written and extremely flattering. Most of all, it’s an interesting read. <a href=”http://www.cinemassacre.com/AVGN/other/Criticism-style.pdf”>Check it out.</a>
There’s only one minor error. YouTube didn’t exist back in May 2004. The first two Nerd videos could only be seen on VHS tapes at that time.
Also, COMING SOON, “AVGN: Game Over” video game, and 50’s Alien Invader Remakes Part 3, the conclusion. Rad stuff!