website: fireball20xl.com [hub] / gg-guys.com (if you are planning to visit these sites, make sure you adblocker is turned on so he can’t make any money from views)
Psyguy, aka Bryon Beaubien, has committed acts of pedophilia, sexual abuse, general abuse, sexual grooming, and more. He is known by many of his works, the most popular being Wha-Chow (podcast) and GG-Guys (general video game comic, drawn by Crikey Dave and written by Beaubien). Below is a breakdown of accounts from ex-friends, ex-girlfriends, past flings, etc. concerning his acts against them. These are not all of the things he’s done, but if we listed every single terrible thing he’s committed this list would be novel-length.
I know I probably should’ve spoken about this sooner, but I felt I really had nothing worthwhile to add or say about the matter that Shan, Liz, Tara, Cailen and the others have already said about their experiences with Psy. But now’s a better time than never.
Before meeting Kirb and interacting on Skype with people, my presence on the internet was extremely limited. I didn’t think of the internet as a serious place you could devote your life to. But after interacting with people like Psy…Psy was the way I found out how awful and negative aspects of the internet can be.
Kirb was a friend and classmate of mine in college, and he introduced me to a lot of people who eventually became my friends: Tara, Liz, Cory, Cailen and Shan, who eventually became (and still is) my girlfriend. Kirb also introduced me to Psy, inviting me into a few of his Wha-Chow podcasts. Through those few and brief interactions, I really couldn’t gauge what kind of person Psy was other than he was sort of the self-appointed leader of the show and he just had this overbearing presence, both inside and outside the show.
He came off to me as sort of an egotist; he was just sort of this guy who had that way about him, so I didn’t pay it any mind. After interacting more with Shan, Tara, and Liz, and I heard more about him, I picked up on some things, but I didn’t think it was much that was serious. Shan would talk to me, but she never brought up too much—she was still in her shell, being antagonized by Psy for so long, and I just assumed she was just a shy person. I didn’t realize that part of that was because of what she was dealing with between Psy and Dave.
Eventually, Shan and I began dating, and I ultimately realized how much of a negative effect Psy and Dave left on Shan’s psyche. Over time, I slowly managed to boost Shan’s self esteem up a little bit, but then there’d be times where Psy and Dave would somehow come back into her life, rope her back in, and completely break her all over again. Seeing this up so close, and seeing this affect someone I would see and talk to every day, it really began to shock and anger me that these two people could have such a drastic negative impact on one person, to the point where she felt she had little to no value in her life whatsoever. And then, hearing about Tara and Liz’s experiences with Psy, it made his behavior seem all the more criminal.
My interactions with him were minimal, but generally negative. For example, I made a passive remark that vaguely was about how uncreative and how much of a coat tail rider he was. Through multiple Tumblr ask exchanges, he tried to put me down, but I wouldn’t let him bother me. He was trying to put Shan down at the same time, making remarks about how I had learn to vague post from her. My way of approaching people like Psy, who have an ignorant and childish way about communicating to other people, is to disregard anything they say as bullshit, so his words didn’t get to me like they would to other people. Shan, on the other hand, was pretty upset about it.
After that, I didn’t really have any other personal interactions with Psy. He would try to butter me up, though, by saying I was cool, and that everybody liked me, but I took everything he said with a grain of salt. I couldn’t take anything he said seriously from that point on, especially because I knew how much he would try to hurt Shan. There were time where Shan would call me in a suicidal fit, and no matter what was bothering her, I subconsciously would always put Psy’s face on it, because I knew he was the cause of most of Shan’s psychological grief. That all being said, I fully support what Psy’s victims have done to stop him and put him in his place, and I’m proud of and fully respect each one of them. Being a guy, there’s no way I can fully comprehend what his victims have gone through, and to this day even still go through. I was witness to the effects of what one of his victims went through, I can’t imagine what it was like for the others. All I can do is spread the word and support their actions.
Mike they weren't all by me. I only asked if you'd ever considered working in India, I have no clue who the other person asking about china and Korea is. The other one was asking about your thoughts on the last belle short film a while ago, and that's about it. I've never gotten around to making a tumbler account or twitter.
Oh no no, your questions weren’t the problematic ones. There were a few others I got that were pretty far-out and were discarded almost immediately. Sorry to add to the confusion.
Why do I get the sneaky suspicion that all of my recent “interesting” asks on Tumblr have come from one or several individuals who I personally know that have an affinity for pulling pranks and playing tricks?
Why wouldn’t you move overseas? Would you move into a different field if it came down too it?
Being an artist, there’s still plenty of opportunities in many different fields that I can go to in this country before resorting to moving outside of it. There’s a lot of red tape one has to go through to do all this, and honestly it wouldn’t be worth even trying, at least for me.
Do you have anything against animation from China, Korea and India? Our quality of work is improving dramatically.
Of course not, and I absolutely agree that the work coming out of other countries has vastly improved over the years. They all do wonderful stuff! I just personally would never move to another country to work for probably lower pay. Honestly, I’d rather take up another line of work rather than move out of my own country.
Hey there Mike! This fall I'm enrolling into SVA in the Traditional Animation major. I know that you were an alumni of SVA a few years ago. I just wanna know a few things: -What do I expect in my first year? -What is the difference between SVA and CalArts? I heard that CalArts is more close to Disney (Walt practically established the school) but I'm not so sure. Your thoughts?
Cool! Congrats on getting into SVA!
First year is foundation year. You’ll get “Intro to Animation”, which will teach you the basic animation principles and lasts for two semesters, a Life Drawing class which also lasts for two semesters, a Storytelling/Storyboarding class, a History of Animation class (my favorite!) a Digital Compositing class (learning AfterEffects/Flash,etc) and a English literature class that’s sort of a waste of time and won’t count towards your final English credit that you need to graduate. Yeah, the last one’s kind of a bummer.
CalArts was partially founded by Walt Disney, on the basis that he wanted students of different majors (animation, music, dance, art) to work together and collaborate in an open environment to create and explore new art forms (which sadly didn’t truly turn out that way). My personal reflection is this: CalArts teaches you how to be a good animator, while SVA teaches you about how to be a good independent filmmaker. SVA has a completely different vibe than CalArts, since you’re smack-dab in the middle of NYC, which is a huge plus. You’re SURROUNDED by museums and parks and restaurants and all kinds of stuff to inspire and educate you. Neither school is gonna tailor you into an A-list Disney animator, it’ll only bring you so much. Your passion and creative drive will push you the rest of the way.
Have you ever had sexual thoughts about one of your own characters?
HAHA I didn’t expect that question!
Personally, I’ve never thought if them in that context (and I’m kinda glad I don’t). I’m not saying that they aren’t completely innocent like a Disney character usually is, but I don’t think any of my characters work in that sort of mindset.
hey you work at shadowmachine right? How did you end up there and who would I talk to about getting a job there?
I worked there for over a year. It’s a really awesome studio. Had a wonderful time there!
If you wanna get a job there, check out their website and send them an email inquiring if they’re hiring. Right now, I don’t know what they have coming up in the pipeline, but it doesn’t hurt to ask! Have a resume and demo reel ready in case they need to see that too!
What are your thoughts on Frozen, since it's become so successful? Personally, I think it's pretty overrated, but that's just me. -Maniacaldude from DA
I’m on the fence about it. There are things I like about the film, and I think it strikes a cord with a lot of people. I personally am not one of them, but I appreciate it for what it is and for all the hard work that the crew put into it.
I thought there were a few story issues, but I liked most of the characters enough to care about their journey. The songs were alright, I enjoyed them. But I feel the same way about this movie that I felt about “Princess and the Frog” a few years ago: Both satisfying enough, but disappointing enough.