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From 2009 to 2013 I went on hiatus from Youtube. There were a few reasons for this happening; One of the major factors being a hard-drive crash which wiped nearly all of my REMusical base content. It took a long time for me embrace the change and seeing it as a way to improve myself. I also had my college art projects and studies to focus on during that time.

However, there was another reason I needed a break that I wasn't very vocal about. Truth was, I felt the Youtube community surrounding my videos had become excessively negative over time. What started out as something simple and fun had slowly transformed into a mess of drama and cruelty. Stalkers, rumors, thieves and the like only seemed to become more vile and tenacious. That's not to say there was no support or positivity; But I felt so overwhelmed by the growing hatred, spiteful rumors and rude demands that it was often hard to see anything from the positive side of things.

Now onto what I'd really like to talk about: The here and now. Ever since I've made my full return to Youtube, I've been overwhelmed again. Not by hatred and negativity... But because of how amazing you all have been with me and my animations. I've have so many wonderful comments and messages; Reminiscing the older videos, sharing personal stories, endless support, sincere appreciation, maturity and patience. It's like a complete turn-around and I can't thank you guys enough for having so much positive influence!

Maybe it's just my new perception on things, maybe most of the negative individuals left Youtube, or even grew and matured as individuals. Whatever it is, all I know is that I've been having just as great a time on Youtube now as I did before any of the negativity and drama. You've all been absolutely awesome and totally disprove the "stupid YT commenter" stigma. On the contrary, people have been polite, mature and honest, even with controversial opinions and discussions. So again, thank you all so much for being such a positive, outgoing bunch. Making videos is fun on my own time, but it's you guys who make being on Youtube fun!

Apologies to those who are confused or don't follow Youtube;
This message is intended for anyone who misses Youtube/Google+ posts



damphyr Leggy

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:iconitskoko:
ItsKoko Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
There is no reason to pay attention to haters. Yes it feels horrible but you grew out of it with time. Until you reach a point where go all "Love my haters" haha! It feels good then. It's awesome to have you back on YouTube, because other animators left it, sadly. But your comeback never felt better :iconthumbplz: Yes, you will receive harsh criticism over your new style and technique in animation, but that is because some people don't want things to change, but stay as they are. Unfortunately, haters will always exist, but there is no need to let them put you down as long as the majority loves you and your work. To be honest with you, I'm glad to see you back, and so as every other fan. Keep up the good work and never give up on it or us. 
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Yeah, I had somewhat thin skin back in the day but now it's like yo, whatever. You gotta be careful with "love my haters" kinda talk though; When it gets to a point like saying "haturs make me famous" it kinda makes the person sound like a total douche and they'll only get even more hate after that. Just flat-out ignoring them is probably the best route.

Yo thanks! It really is nice to be back again, and more often than not people have been embracing the new style! Only once in a while someone will say they miss the old art, but it's not even said in a mean or insensitive way and I can understand where they're coming from. And as for actual hate, very few and far between. The only ones who have done so rant on and on and obviously have some personal grudge (omg u hate RE6 bitch?) and are hardly worth the time. But yo thanks again!
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:iconitskoko:
ItsKoko Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
With limits yeah, no one wants to be famous for being hated lol xD

That's awesome! Im really happy that some weren't so mean about it. 

HAHA!!! Yeah, I expected your reviews would piss some people off :iconimlolplz: Because specially the new titles have love and hate more than ever. It's basically between the older generation of gamers and he new ones who are used to action. 
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Yeah it's honestly just been great for the majority. I'm not sure about the age or generation gap with Resident Evil, because honestly some people who get all pissed and argumentative with me claim to have played the originals in their time. They say if I was a true fan, I'd like every game no matter how the series turned, so who knows... Some people just take whatever they're given.
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:iconitskoko:
ItsKoko Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Student Filmographer
Even if they did play them, the younger ones would have recently played them. They don't know the feeling of growing up with these games. And come on, this doesn't make sense to accept EVERYTHING a franchise would offer for the fans just because it did. One of the major reasons for its improvement is the honest feedback they would receive from the fans. 

I just hope they don't fuck up 7. Apparently Capcom is making it. 
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
That's true too, I'm sure plenty are also younger folks who've only ever been given EXTREEEEME action games. I try to avoid calling anyone on that though, since one of the favorite arguments is that we only like the originals because we're "blinded by nostalgia", which I honestly think is BS. There are plenty of modern action games that are good games in their own right, but it doesn't mean they get to invade every single franchise either. Variety is the spice of life, and what I appreciate most is ingenuity, not cookie cutter crap!
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ItsKoko Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Student Filmographer
Yeah like Naughty Dog games that are a big hit and so as other games. I guess some companies are hanging on to what they used to be and stopped there. Capcom is not bringing any new ideas, because all they keep doing are reboots, remakes and side titles or spin offs. It doesn't make any sense, because they are already failing by making these heavy action games, why not come up with new ones. Too damn lazy and cheap. For example, The Walking Dead game is a hit, why? Animation and game design may not follow what is considered "Wanted" in the video games field, today,  but it became a HUGE HIT, because the whole concept and idea is marvellous. 
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
Yeah exactly, I know that's why I love most of the Telltale games. They brought something totally new and unique to them, did it well, and were genuine with it. Compare that to RE6, I feel like I'm playing something that had its insides scooped out and skullfucked by corporate zombies.
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DogmeUK Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Looks like I'll be resubscribing to you on Youtube again then :D

As far as commentators on Youtube are concerned, I completely ignore most of them, as they seem to be more interested in making unpleasant comments about videos and insulting each other, than saying anything positive.
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:icondoubleleggy:
DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Oh, well thank you!

On my channel in the very least, most of that seems to have gone away. I've gotten so many nice comments; And not just "yay ur back" but long, heartfelt comments, both positive and actual constructive criticism to help me out for later on. The only few nasty comments I've gotten have been from people who are mostly likely a bit hurt in the rear that I don't like the new RE games.
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alinhoalisson Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Truth is, YouTube was never a place for acceptance or comprehension. It's more of an attention-seeker contest, when you have people who like to post stupidity, dismiss your opinions and insult you just for a bunch of thumbs up.
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:icondoubleleggy:
DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Yeah tell me about it. Some of the people I've have the displeasure to meet, the stories I could tell... That time period attention-seeking at its highest. It was run amok with people who were doing things purely for popularity; self-promoting in excess, ripping off already popular ideas, making a commotion in general... What made it worse among all that, that was a time where I've had some of the worst personal attacks and accusations ever. Like here I am just making what I love but then people have the audacity to say I'm the one who's full of myself, an attention-seeking bitch, etc. etc. Left me speechless, still kinda does!
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CMartworkXL Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry to hear that, I never knew that was going on with you on YouTube. Some people just want a reaction form their negative comments, just for a laugh. I'm glad that's over and your getting positive feedback.

You deserve nothing more then good for your work, as well as for your great personality. I don't know much about you personality, but form what you've done over the years (YouTube videos, Artworks etc.) I can tell your a nice, friendly, funny, dedicated, strong and all around awesome person I've had the pleasure to meet.

So continue bein' awesome Leggy, because you'll always be awesome to use.
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:icondoubleleggy:
DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
It's okay, I was very rarely public about that in later years. By that point I was at an impasse where I felt overwhelmed by keeping it all in, but if I said anything about it publicly I knew people would twist my words or call me a bully and insist I was only using my fans to attack others. There's always been rude comments here and there just being mean for the sake of it, those I can live with. But at the time there was also a lot of harsh, personal attacks and such going on behind the scenes and I just needed the break from it all.

Well thank you very much! I know not too much can be said with only the occasional conversation, but since the beginning I've just tried to be an honest person, maybe too honest sometimes. Back in the day I'd call people stupid a lot for little things, like when certain information was right there in a video/description but then they ask a question about it anyway... Like yo even if it might be true that they were lazy or dumb there's no reason to say it like a bitch XD I try not to do stuff like that anymore, at least. I do my best to be helpful and kind, but I won't let someone being a dick push me around either.

Thanks again!
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Darkflame411 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student
It's interesting how much 4 to 5 years can change things. I remember you getting quite a bit cynical around the 2009 time period. It's good to know that with the pressure off from all the drama you have a much more positive outlook now. 

Also most of your viewers back then were teens and teens do love their drama. Now most of us are all nifty and adult and such. 
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:icondoubleleggy:
DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Yeah, there was basically just so many instances people lying, guilt tripping, backstabbing and the like where it all just collected together and I just stopped giving anyone the time of day. It started to feel like everyone had some selfish, ulterior motive even if it wasn't actually true. Like yo fuck dis, peace out. But I'm glad it's gotten better too, the community itself and my own outlook. There will always be at least one person who's immature like the older times, but now I know just to stop the problem before it stops and block anyone like that out. Because there's a lot more good people anyway!
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Darkflame411 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student
As an added thing I would like to simulate a large portion of the comments I remember of that time period for your viewing pleasure. 
Ahem 

"GAWD WHERE TEH FAWK IS THE NEXT SURVIVOR EP YOU'RE SO LAZY OMG" 
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:icondoubleleggy:
DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
"WHY DONT U HAVE A NEW VIDEO OUT YET, ITS ALREADY BEEN A WHOLE WEEK SINCE UR LAST ONE"

/uploads a new video

"THIS ISNT AS GOOD AS NUMA"
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:iconannnonymous:
AnnNonymous Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
It only takes one person to ruin a party but only if we stop enjoying the party. I'm glad you're back and, more importantly, I'm glad you're happy to be back. :aww:
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:icondoubleleggy:
DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Yeah exactly, I'm glad too! : D
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:iconpsycho-livo:
Psycho-Livo Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Really pleased to hear that your return to youtube has been such a positive experience Leggy and I hope that it will always stay that way. It is understandable, especially when it was aimed at you, for the negativity to force you to feel that getting away and staying away from it all is for the best. But you've returned and that's a victory in itself, because it takes strength to come back and also that sends a message to those negative, pathetic and bitter people that they failed to kick you down. For that Leggy I commend you, for your defiance and strength, as well as for how (I know I keep saying this, but its true) much you've grown and continue to grow as an artist. If you had decided to just stay away, I would've understood perfectly and continued to follow you here as your fan. But the fact that you made that returned says a lot about your character, which is one that is worthy of respect and admiration and I'm so delighted that your return as be as fantastic as it as been. Good for you Leggy. ^_^
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:icondoubleleggy:
DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
I think it'll stay that way, my own perception of things has become a lot more positive in general. It was indeed rough back in the day though, I rarely got bad comments about my artwork itself, rather it was really personal insults and even stalking. It all kinda boiled up to a point and I just had enough of it.

It was honestly a bit scary at first coming back and uploading videos. Not only with the past in mind, but worrying if people would hate how my art and animation looked now, would they hate the changes? But it's all turned out for the better and I couldn't be more happy! And I appreciate your words, I do feel like I've grown a lot and it's a good feeling to have overcome those fears. Thanks so much!
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:iconpsycho-livo:
Psycho-Livo Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Anytime Leggy. ^_^
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annoyinglizardvoice Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
People who like your stuff will stay liking your stuff, so they'll be glad to see you back.
Trolls tend to lack the patience, loyalty or attention span to wait (hence why they're trolls :) ).
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:icondoubleleggy:
DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Unfortunately around that time, I actually had a small handful of individuals who hated me and stalked my channel for well over 2 years... But nowadays I think you're right. I think they've all finally shoved off and probably wouldn't have the attention span anymore. And of course though, the people who have enjoyed my work have been around for a really long time and I'm so grateful for that!
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:iconjackgraham:
JackGraham Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's awesome to know that people aren't being complete dicks anymore (or as much anyways). Hope to see more sweet new vids in the future! Keep up the great work!
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:icondoubleleggy:
DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Yeah not nearly as much! Even back then, it wasn't like there were a ton but it just sorta felt like it all culminated at one point. And thank you, I'll be doin' my best.
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risinggundam Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your animations are awesome! Don't listen to the haters!!!
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Thank you c:
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:iconrisinggundam:
risinggundam Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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xXGoXAskXAliceXx Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Leggy, I am extremely happy to read this and knowing that you are getting more positive than negative. I have always loved and supported your work throughout the years. Watching your videos always made my day brighter and even go play more Resident Evil games, hehehe. I still love watching your videos today and keep laughing like I did years ago. My Resident Evil buddies and I were even gushing about your videos this last weekend at a con and even watched a few on the spot. 
I know you are strong, Miss Leggy. I can see that and I know that throughout all the negative asshats, you have a lot of people supporting you, even if they can't speak up. Keep doing what you are doing and doing things that make you happy! :heart:
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Realistically I think I've always had more positive support than negative, just at the time it simply FELT like there was a lot of negativity. Part of it really has been my own perception being lifted some and I'm ready to embrace the good and not pay any mind to the bad.

I'm really glad my videos have cheered you up in the past, and it's flattering to know people still enjoy and talk about them to this day! I'm more than happy to appreciate and converse with all the people who support me; I know they greatly outweigh any amount of negativity I've gotten. Thank you!
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xXGoXAskXAliceXx Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, that makes sense :) I know how that can be to be honest. I'm happy that you are ignoring all the ignorant butts and focusing on the positive outlook of your fans. That's what really matters. Of course there are going to be haters but let them be trolls since they have nothing better to do with their life.

Usually when I am thinking about Resident Evil, whether playing the games or listening to the soundtracks, I always go back to your videos. I'm going to keep enjoying them no matter what because they are brilliant and funny. I'm happy that it makes you happy. You're welcome, Leggy, and you will ALWAYS have my support. :heart:
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:icondoubleleggy:
DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Yeah I think we all know how that feels at one point or another! In any situation, whoever it may be, it all comes down to just tuning out the unwarranted negativity.

Well that's really cool! And I really appreciate it : D Thank you so much!
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:icontymki:
tymki Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Well I've never looked at you or your work in anything but a positive life, and I've been a fan since late '07, so I guess... you're welcome. ^_^
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Thanks so much!
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Frostwolf223 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's good to hear things are going positively. Here's hoping that it remains so, and if it doesn't, your friends and fans will be here waiting if you decide to take another break. We tubeyoubers will stick with you.
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:icondoubleleggy:
DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
I think it will for the most part! Even if things "seem" to get more negative, I won't let it get me down. I know I have support tenfold of that! Thanks so much.
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Frostwolf223 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, you KNOW you have so much support? SOUNDING A LITTLE ARROGANT THERE, MRS. INTERNET CELEBRITY.

But in seriousness, you're cool. We got your back. *thumbs up*
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
AHHH BURN THE WITCH! XD

But thank you, I appreciate that : D
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Yeti112 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Nice to read that. I had the same problems, well, the harddrive just happened 6 days ago but the stuff about the negativity and demands. I stopped with animation parodies aswell for some months and created a new account were I uploaded a fantasy action animation story. At the moment I found motivation aswell, already uploaded a short parody and working on another one, it's nice now.

The only thing I can tell you now is have fun and I hope you enjoy working on your videos again. Also glad the negative comments became less over the time. You got my support. 
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:icondoubleleggy:
DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Ahh yeah sorry to hear about your harddrive. It really sucks when that happens; Nowadays I take to backing everything up on multiple flash drives and discs, hopefully you have at least some external source there. If not, they aren't usually too expensive and it's a good idea to look into! It's also good to get a variety in your art related projects, doing the same thing for a long time can get tiresome, moderation can really help.

I do enjoy working on videos and any other art project a lot! Good luck with your projects as well, thank you!
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Jackmasta1 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student General Artist
So glad you're back, I watched your vids when I was younger and I had some trouble and they were the highlight of my life at the time :)
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
I'm really glad to hear that!
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Wh33lman Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Personally, im very self conscious, and i dont react well to negative comments. i have my own youtube channel(see my signature), albeit its very small and mostly unnoticed. before i started it, i knew i had to accept that there would be haters, negative comments, and just assholes in general. i decided to just follow the adage "haters gonna hate". you cant dwell on it too much, you just have to keep on moving.
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:icondoubleleggy:
DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
That's understandable, but it's good that you know that in most cases it's just inevitable. It also helps to know that some people only do it because they have the security of being anonymous, and most likely are very insecure themselves.
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Blightfang Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Great to see ya back up and runnin' Leggy!!
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Thank ya!
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Blightfang Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
^_^:beer:
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shanez1313 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Well with all the positive feedback overwhelming you there's only one solution: back to cruelty

ur art is ugly and ur stupid lol get a life
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