First off, good to see you back Fallingblood. Penguintown just isn't the same without your esoteric rants.
I agree with you. Criss is entertaining, to certain people, but more often than not, I am encountering people who are convinced that what he does is REAL. That he has some connection with the "dark forces" and that he has sold his soul to the devil in order to do these impossible things. With his goth look, bad hair, and lisp, it's easy to see how some people with limited intelligence can come to these conclusions. If I had the IQ of a coral reef, I might agree.
However, I fall into the category of I-just-don't-like-him. I can't watch him on TV. It's like a lot of things out there. I can't explain it, nor try to justify it. I just don't care for him or his style. I respect that he's successful, but so is Dr. Phil, but he annoys me as well. That's just human nature.
You have your opinions, and I have mine, and that's okay. Some here can worship the ground Criss walks on, others could care less if he drops off the face of the earth, never to be heard from again.
I think, and again, just my ranting opinion, is that Criss is akin to several huge rap phenomenons, that were the best ever, only a few years later to have fallen into VH1's "Where are they Now?" category. Criss will fade away eventually, because his skateboarding/goth fan base will grow up, and, like the New Kids on the Block fan base, be ashamed to say they ever thought he was cool.
Just my three cents.