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Hey all!

MJ’s surprise surgery definitely threw off my plans for this month, but things are rolling again now that she’s a bit further along in her recovery. She’s doing great by the way! Just needs to rest and heal up.

Priority #1 is a new video. I’m about midway through production on a new brutalmoose video, and the plan is to post it this weekend. It’s coming along pretty nicely! It was originally going to be a new entry into the Arcade Series – I suppose it still is – but my plans changed a little bit with the surgery-ness of it all. Instead of going out to review a real life arcade, this time I stayed inside and reviewed a virtual one. It’s been a lot of fun to work on, and it’s something that people have been asking me for, so I’m excited to finish it up. I think my Pop Star review really re-ignited my fire for reviewing media. It’s my favorite video that I’ve made in quite some time and I am eager to do some more of that. Movies or games or something else, we’ll see. Something besides food, please.

Anyway after that video comes out we’re going to do that Sonic blind box stream that I was planning. That was originally going to happen before the video, but, again, surgery schedule adjustments. After we unbox some Sonics we’ll start thinking about what the next Stream Series will be, because I plan on doing at least another one of those next month.

That’s all the beans I’m going to spill today, but trust me when I say that I have been baking many other beans on my brain’s backburner.

I also vaguely considered becoming active on Twitter again the other day, but I dunno. Seems like a good idea but also a terrible idea? For now I’m just going to try to be more active in my Twitch Subscriber Discord, so if you’re in that feel free to drop in sometime to chat. I know I’ve really reclused myself in the past year or so, but I think I’m ready to start connecting again. As much as I complain about social media and online communities, I’ve definitely come to miss having and interacting with a community for the positive aspects. Just gotta find the right way to engage and interact, because I dont think that the way I was doing it before was super healthy for me. Anyway, Discord friends come hang out!

Thanks for reading! See you soon on the YouTubes and then on the Twitchs.

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I saw that u un-deleted some retweets of gerbert fan art and I thought that was a tease of the next video lol

laurie damrose

Looking forward to everything.I agree with not engaging too heavily on social media because some people have bad intentions.Use it lightly.So happy MJ is recovering well,I’m sure it helps your whole being.


Glad to hear MJ is doing well! Wishing for a quick recovery!

Im looking forward to the new video and maybe exploring more media, sounds awesome either way.

Since you are not active on twitter i dont know if you saw but the Myst Remaster got released, any plans for a stream after sonic ?

Teenage Mutant VHS

What happened to the zoo video?


Good timing, I am currently watching a chilltruck vod while simultaneously downloading American Truck Simulator. I got the truckin’ bug Ian, I got it bad!


Well today was the day I learned about the importance of graphics cards, haha. I don’t have a machine capable of fulfilling my commercial transport desires sadly. Looks like I’ll be truckin’ in my dreams.


That’s a good idea, thanks for the suggestion! In the meantime I’ve been playing some Sims 4. You’ll be pleased to know I created a Freddie Mercury character and the Mercury household is doing quite well.


Always good to hear we have some Ian-tertainment in the future. I’m eager to see what comes next for a stream series, too! Might I suggest something on the old computer? I feel like we had a false start with the Vectra and I’d really love to see some more old stuff. I was rewatching the Candyland stream recently and I was reminded of what gold that was.


Oh a virtual arcade! That does sound fun! Can’t wait for that video! Happy to hear MJ is recovering well. I always forget about the Discord! I’ll have to stop by sometime. You’re definitely right in that social media can be a positive place. You just have to find it..and keep it a secret haha! It seems impossible, but I’ve found smaller, positive internet circles before.


yo I don’t wanna overstep any boundaries but I’d advise against starting up Twitter again. Discord seems like a much better place to interact with your audience.


Thanks for the updates, I loved your popstar review as well and me and my family laughed throughout the video. But I’m glad MJ is doing well and staying out of too much trouble. Interesting take to do a video on a virtual arcade. But I’m totally down to see what you have in store. I also just wanted to say that yeah social media can be a bad place, it can be an awesome one too. I follow science news and NASA to see when their launches are and follow along with history Making events. If you utilize platforms… Read more »


I’m still just so happy to know MJ is doing great! 🙂 I recently lost my cat, actually, so I can relate to the stress it could have caused. MJ’s a treasure! <3 If you wish to socialize with your audience, twitter can be just fine. But I think twitter should be a pickup-and-go kind of thing. If you can’t stop yourself from using it too much, maybe it IS best to not use it. Plus, you always have your Discord and blog. IMHO, sticking with the website really feels… brutalmoose-y. It’s an experience, you know. Just let a few… Read more »

Eli J Neman

That’s good news, Can’t wait to see the new video!!!


Very glad MJ is recovering well! Also really glad to hear about another stream series I really enjoyed Sonic Adventure


tbh i enjoy checking in on this website more than twitter. it’s nice to read some longer updates and get that old web vibe here.




Glad things are looking good for MJ! We completely understand that her health comes first. Best of luck moving forward, we love your channel. Take all the time you need.

PS – you’ve convinced us to buy Magic Spoon, using your discount of course lol. Can’t wait to try it!

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Love all your content and I can’t wait to see what the next video will be like! I’ve even gotten my girlfriend hooked on your videos and she is a fan now too! Are you ever going to make another Mystery Tapes episode or are the rest of the tapes not exciting? I remember you saying you set aside more tapes but nothing came of that.


Out of curiosity, are you willing to share the titles of those hotel lobby books you mentioned? I have a friend who loves talking about old hotel layouts and if they’re still in print I’d like to get them for his next birthday!


hey ian love the new video! just wanted to say how much the new arcade you explored reminded me of british seaside arcades they are often pirate themed. one eyed billys immediately made me think of coral island in blackpool, thought you might be interested

glad MJ is recovering well:-)


Loved the Coin Game video! I bet there’s some good locations in Roblox that would work well for a virtual space review.

Eli J Neman

Ian, where is sonic blind box stream?

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