Shut Up and Talk: Welshy

Is there a best way to deal with trolls?

About Doug Walker

Creator of 5 Second Movies, Nostalgia Critic, Bum Reviews and more.


  1. I’m probably a broken record here but, I think Dark Side of the Internet is a must-see; whether you agree with everything is said in it or not, it makes you consider your own attitudes and how to react to certain other attitudes in this media. I know it’s still available via Phelous site, so go watch it if you haven’t yet.

    As for these interviews, it’s always interesting to know more about the producers, I just wish they were published sooner.

  2. ThatManWithTheHeadband12

    Fantastic interview!

    • ThatManWithTheHeadband12

      Also it’s a crime that Dark Side of the Internet is not on It was made FOR THE SITE. You could’ve created a page for it, uploaded it on the NC Blip Channel. Or the Channel Awesome YOUTUBE. In fact I uploaded it last month to my YouTube channel because I had the file and it wasn’t on any playable channels!

  3. I don’t think that I’ve EVER seen a Welshy video but I somehow know who he is. Although, I love British people so that may have something to do with it. Wow, I’ve never heard of someone talk about Saw in such a nuanced way. I don’t know if I want to see Dark Side of the Internet though. I’m mostly on the internet to laugh. I’ll rarely watch a serious video on the Internet. That being said, I’m sure it’s great.

  4. Why do UK people keep saying that the rest of the world doesn’t understand British irony? Others do get it. I have never seen evidence that Americans cannot detect irony.

    • FilmBrainsGoldfish

      I’m American and there are a LOT of people who don’t understand irony or sarcasm.
      It’s probably not just an American thing though, maybe it seems that way because there are more Americans online.

    • Because it is true… You may get it, FilmBrainsGoldfish may get it but there are so many that don’t.

      I personally don’t like hearing that line either but for different reasons “The rest of the world doesn’t get British humour and/or sarcasm/irony,” As I always feel it adds a sense of smugness or superiority, which I’m sure is not the case what so ever but it just sounds so pretentious to me and it annoys people.

      …and I’m British.

  5. I think Doug and Welshy look very similar, they also have the same sense of humor and answer in the same way i.e. does trolling bother you? Both stated it does not bother them, it rolls off their back, but if you attack their friends that is when they respond.

  6. Dark Side of the Internet was indeed a greta video.

  7. This was great! Are we gonna get the dante NAACP one soon?

  8. I think that the best way to deal with internet trolls, is to just not respond to them.
    Although they can be entertaining to watch (as anyone who’s spent time on YouTube, knows).

    People get into fights over the most bizarre things.

  9. good interview. always funny of course, but a bit more serious. its a refreshing change of pace. i like mister magic as the theme better though.

  10. Nice to see Welshy. I checked out his videos after I had found out he was leaving the site. Luckily I was able to see them before Blip closed down his channel. I enjoyed his humor and thought it was a nice take on things, especially when it came to dealing with internet drama and trolls.

    Glad to know he has a full time job and is doing well, even if this recording is probably a year old or so. Good luck to future endeavors.

  11. I’m not a horror movie fan at all but really enjoyed Welshy’s Saw retrospective. I found that they were really insightful and he spoke about the films so passionately that even though they aren’t my thing, I began to appreciate them in a new light.

  12. WELSHYYYYYYY!!! Aw, I miss him so much! I always loved his videos!

    Great interview Doug! It’s nice to hear what Welshy has been doing lately (since I never check my Twitter)! And I agree, his Darkside of the Internet was a great short film!

  13. So then, there will be no end to the SAW Retrospective any more? That makes me a sad panda. :'(

    Very interesting interview.

    I had a friend in the North East of Scotland that looks so much like Welshy it’s crazy. I’ve not seen him in years to ask him if there is any relation there.

    Also his parents came up from Wales to live here (Aberdeen, UK), so it may be possible. Unless there is some cloning going on, I’m convinced they are cousins or twins separated at birth. >_<

  14. Jonathan Gillispie

    You almost three years ago promised a James Bond marathon. So what the hell happened? You never delivered!

    • well, Blip closed down his channel in one of the purges of smaller channels. Within that span of time, he announced that he was just going to stop making videos. From his tumblr page it looks like he might be getting back into things soon, but we’ll just see how it goes.

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