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Psyguy, Powerword: Bryon Beaubien, aka "Spycho", aka "The Magic Talking Wall", is an internet celebrity, aspie and a victim of unwarranted self importance in his mid twenties that runs the webcomic/furry cesspool, Fireball 20XL. He is known for writing very long and involved webcomics and "hiring" fanboys... er, artists, to draw and/or sprite them in exchange for being "featured" on his site. However, should you slight him in the tiniest way, expect to be banned and then flamed all over his LJ. Any emails you send will also be posted there, and your life will be TEH RUINED!!1oneone. The LiveJournal was previously "reallylucky.livejournal.com", but his mommy and daddy told him to take it down, so now he secretly types journal entries under his new alias. What a clever boy.
The comics usually focus on Sonic the Hedgehog, Legend of Zelda, or a random assortment of his own original characters and Nintendo characters. HOWEVER, even though the comic itself seems to be focused on famous copyrighted characters, somehow Psyguy always seems to make his own character (which is a cross between Dragonball Z and Sonic on methamphetamines) the main focus of the story. Mostly though, the whole thing is a useless collection of unfunny copyright infringement, but the fanboys love it and spam his shit all over the internets. 80% of his characters are either created by others or modified version of copyrighted character that he calls original.
He has also had a number of preteen, internet girlfriends that he is famous for abusing. The "relationships" always end with him writing an emo poem about the girl and then talking shit about them. His dumbass friends defend him saying it's not his fault. Somehow it's always the girl's fault. Many believe the reason Psy can never work a relationship with a girl is because he is really gay and just can't admit it.
Psy also has problems keeping friends, because it appears that he is insecure. He relieves his stress by taking out his anger on everyone else, because he lives an extremely stressful life drawing Mario and Sonic's bastard lovechildren and masturbating to furry pornography on his shitty Macintosh computer.
Much to the surprise of the community, it was recently discovered that he no longer lives with his parents! They still get assaulted with daily phone calls for him, but much to the dismay of all his fans, though they refuse to give out his information. Actually, he admitted he faked that by sounding like his dad. Whoops! He'll also come after you with the law if you so much as think about calling him.
Psyguy also has a problem with people who used to do content for his site but left because they know that being on his site is like being a member of a cheap prostitution ring. Most notably is Dazz who runs The Spriter's Resource and is often brought up by Psyguy on his site because he has nothing else to talk about. He also thinks that he's hilarious and amazing because he stopped getting replies after people stopped giving two shits.
Psy has more then once claimed of people ripping off his rip-off characters. He'll make a post on his LJ and complain about his "original" characters being ripped off by others. The following are what Psy considers as ripping off his character.
- swirly eyes
- green skin
- small penis
- dbz clothing
- no nose
- just about anything really
Do any of the following and Psy will be sure to make an LJ post about your rip-off character.
New characters: Psyguy Wears Dark Sunglasses At Night
Some time in late 2007, Psyguy decided to ditch his fluffy green Sonic knock-off for something even more blatantly gay. An upgrade from "furfag," his persona is presently a
mutant demon Phoenix Wright character with sunglasses. (See above.) While this is a surprising change, it doesn't change the fact that he still has no original ideas of his own. And no nose. Or penis.
History of Fireball20XL
Psyguy first came to prominence when the internet was still young, in 2001. His website, Fireball20XL, was originally used to host an original hand-drawn comic he was working on at the time, Dirty Power, as well as That's My Sonic!. Over time, TMS gained popularity over DP and, in time, he would abandon the latter to focus on the former.
It was during his rise to fame that Bryon encountered the first of many controversies: his use of sprites without giving proper credit to the people who ripped them. This was in an age when video game emulation was still in its infancy, and ripping sprites involved painstakingly taking several screenshots and editing them until only the original sprites remained, well before technology like hex editors expedited the process. Understandably, this rubbed the original sprite rippers the wrong way. The most prominent of his complainants were from "Sonic Fan Games HQ", a website dedicated to making free indie games based on Sonic in an era when a full conversion mod of DOOM was considered the cutting edge of fan games.
Over time, Bryon's charisma started to attract other aspiring artists and internet cartoonists, many of whom also adopted the format of sprite comics as a result of Bryon's inspiration. Around 2002, Fireball20XL became a host for these comics, as well. It is from this pool of fans and aspiring artists that Bryon had a hunting ground, both for aspiring artistic talent to milk and use up like the webcomics equivalent of EA Games, and for teenaged girls who didn't know any better and trusted a man several years their senior with a proclivity for sending unsolicited pictures of his genitals.
The site's existence persisted for quite a while, until 2014. After suffering in silence for far too long, one of Bryon's victims and former associates, Shannon, stepped forward, with harrowing details of their relationship, which included emotional and psychological abuse that had left her emotionally shattered for a long time and rampant pedophilia (Shannon being 13 when Bryon first approached her). From here, a torrent of testimonials about Bryon's abuse came forward from other former girlfriends, many of whom were artists for FB20XL and collaborators for Bryon's projects, as well as others who had stories to tell of Bryon's asshollery. The evidence of his misdeeds were located across all corners of the internet, and in his slopshod attempt at damage control, Fireball20XL was pulled from the internet.
Thankfully, for posterity, the Wayback Machine has recorded its existence, so anyone masochistic enough to sate their curiosity about this cyber-cesspool can do so.
Comics by Psy
An anime-inspired hand-drawn comic that never really took off. Just as well, too: it was some of the most derivative anime horse manure around, and that's before going into the art, which is but a baby-step above Sonichu. Many characters from this comic made an appearance in That's My Sonic!
That's My Sonic!
Most likely the only thing people are going to remember that Psy did (If people will even remember him). Some say it's the origin on all sprite comics using incredibly unfunny Sonic jokes.
He later brought it back only to fuck it up even more than it was to begin with.
Get Blue Spheres
Another crappy comic about Sonic. But what is even more sad is that Psy hired another person to SPRITE IT. We all know Psy doesn't draw his comic cause he sucks at drawing and is lazy as hell. But if you are also too lazy to sprite a comic then you fail.
Chaos Diamonds 3
Written by Psy and drawn by one of his many slaves. The story is about Tails being emo since Sonic left him. Your basic Tails growing up and Sonic becoming a dick fanfic. Tails finds a diamond that turns him into Psy (Psy did this to make his e-penis feel bigger). It's pretty much crappy emo Sonic fanfic. It ends with Amy and Tails hooking up, Knuckles and Rouge dead, Sonic still a douche, and the Chaos Diamonds eaten by Denver the Last Dinosaur. Lawl.
Red & Black
Pretty much the same shit as Chaos Diamonds 3 but with Shadow as the focus. More emo shit and Amy being a fucking slut falling for Shadow now instead of Tails.
Items on High
Another unoriginal and unfunny comic by Psyguy only this one makes fun of Super Smash Bros. rather than Sonic. Like all of his other comics it`s unfunny, unoriginal and just plain stupid, ironically he puts Sonic in only to realize it was stupid so he fucked the whole thing up and quit.
Real Men Use Items
Take the same comic and add minor differences. JUST LIKE IN THE GAMES! Though there is a key difference in that instead of using edited sprites, Psy uses screencaps for his panels so he can be even more lazy than usual.
YES, he rebooted his original sprite comic, this time with humanized versions of Sonic characters, and NO, IF I HAVE TO REVIEW THAT ABOMINATION, I WILL BURN THE INTERNET TO THE GROUND! DO NOT TEST ME, MATCHES ARE CHEAP!
This is the comic with which he came closest to internet success. It was an unfunny gag-a-day strip that was less hit than his other comics only for the reason that he hired someone who can actually draw this time. But he didn't have time to cash-in on this comic because he ended up taking it down and quitting the internet when he was exposed as a pedophile.
Fan Comics on his site
After Psy gained "popularity" in the old age of the internet where making sprite shit can get you that, he began hosting comics made by his "fans" to make it easier to hunt for young girls.
Unsound of Mind
By TL "Ame Tenchi" Welker
This was a hand-drawn comic centered around game and anime-based humor. The art is a major step up from the other art on FB20XL, if still amateurish. The author eventually dropped it in favor of Heartcore after leaving FB20XL.
Ruins/Ashes of the Fourth Wall
By Jen Irwin'
A hand-drawn comic based around how much the author admired Dr. Ivo Robotnik (and god help the poor soul who called him "Eggman"). Discontinued following health issues.
The Rogue's Gallery
By Alan "Mr. OMA" Solivan
A hand-drawn comic centered around anime/manga-inspired humor. Drawn better than anything Bryon doodled, but otherwise unremarkable. Discontinued.
By Cailen Denton
A mouse-drawn humor comic. Discontinued. The author now does flash-based animation.
By Chris "Kirbopher" Niosi
A sprite-based flash animation series that is derivative of .hack// and Megaman Battle Network. Discontinued, as Niosi has gone on to do other flash animations and pollute dubbed anime with his voice.
Other works by Psy
While comics were what propelled Psyguy to internet stardom, he was something of a renaissance man (a term I have now ruined). Bryon has dipped his toes into a variety of outlets through which to expand his fame, including:
Not a comic but a crappy radio show Psy does with his friends. They talk about stupid shit and think they're being funny as hell. It's full of inside jokes and Psy talking about his asshole cause ass jokes are funny to him (as it's his favorite part to get things shoved in). Wha-Chow! was a podcast series featuring Bryon and other artists and collaborators talking about nothing in particular. Conversations often dissolve into everyone in the skype call shouting memes over one another, if not being sexist pigs towards the women in the calls or shitting on Psy's exes.
People, it's time to stop making fun of Skrillex. Bryon is far, far worse a musician. He also dabbled in remixing video game themes, a term here that means "swiping midis that other remix-artists made, changing the instrumentation and nothing else, saving as an mp3, and claiming them as his original works".
Bryon has dabbled in making flash animations. They sucked. Surprise of surprises.
Psy on Youtube
Bryon's claim to fame on Youtube, aside from his "remixes", were the "Bastardized" series of redubbed videos, including "Sonic Bastardized", a shitty "funny" redub of the Sonic the Hedgehog anime miniseries, and "Transformers Bastardized", which Bryon and company somehow suckered Kyle Hebert into doing VA work for. He also made videos of himself playing World of Warcraft with Mario sound effects tossed in for "comedic" effect.
Like most of his shitty comics, he makes shitty videos based on copyrighted shows and games. Can`t he be original for once? Well in order to make these shitty videos, he needs his slaves, some shitty sound effects, and some crappy music (which were awesome before he used em). After that he has a shitty video with terrible voice acting and a bunch of stupid jokes. Lets face it - he`ll never be funny.....EVER!
Don't believe me? This video confirms everything in this article. You would think making Sonic Sprite porn and starting a furry community based around a ruined franchise would be enough insanity for one guy. Apparently puppets are just icing on the cake. You'll shit bricks.
Psyguys version of Youtube poop but with more fail.
How to make Sprite Comics/Effects
A shitty guide to making a good comic. Avoid it like the plague.
HEZ MAD! OH NOEZ!
Last Thursday Psy commented on his article.
This statement has lead to many not giving a shit. At the moment the cowards that wrote this article only had to say "It's the internet. Who cares?" Obviously they don't understand that to Psy, the Internet is serious business.
Furthermore, this was a hilariously inept ploy to get people to email him so he can then post their email addresses online and thereby "ruin" them, like he thinks he did with other people who's emails he posted on his LJ.
Despite the claims that he WANTS the attention, he quickly deleted everything and ran away when everyone found out he is a pedo.
Ultimate Downfall: Exposed as a pedophile
The house of cards finally started crumbling in 2014, when one of Bryon's recent exes/victims, Shannon, came forward with the abuse she suffered under him. She went into detail about how she was first approached by Bryon when he found out she was a girl, how she became a part of his inner circle of artists/collaborators, how she was ostracized because of her young age and the fact that she couldn't color for Bryon (being in middle school will tie up your schedule something fierce), how after she and Bryon re-established contact he would vent about his exes to her (effectively pitting her against said exes), how he started dating her and broke up with her after a month because she didn't want to do it with a man ten years her senior, how he wrote emo poetry where he fantasized about murdering her (not the first time he pulled this shit: he also wrote fanfiction about using an ex's original character to kill her), and so on and so forth.
This eventually snowballed into a massive call-out movement, as exes and other victims far and wide came together to tell stories of the abuse they suffered, so much so that a tumblr page was made to catalog every known sin Bryon had committed. Shanon also did an interview on Youtube about her time as Psyguy's victim. Psyguy had the video taken down on the basis of copyright (video footage of Psyguy playing Sonic Jam in a skype call was used), which has, thankfully, been restored when Bryon's claims were determined to be bovine fecal matter. Bryon tried his hardest to control the damage, threatening legal action and silencing at least one person who came forward with information about him, but try as he might, he couldn't quell the movement against him. A half-assed dishonest apology later, Bryon started pulling his various websites, blogs, Youtube pages, and other signs of his internet presence from the net in an attempt to hide the evidence against him.
As the existence of this page proves, he failed. Miserably. And hilariously.
As of the writing of this article, Bryon Beaubien is still MIA. The damage to him has already been done, however, and it is very unlikely that he will ever make another appearance on the internet, much less reach the kind of fame he achieved in his heyday. If that is the case, however, it's just as well: it's no exaggeration when I say that the internet is a much better place without Bryon "Psyguy" Beaubien.
Good fucking riddance.
UPDATE: Sept. 23, 2014
Bryon has issued another apology. It's basically a more long-winded version of his previous apology, and thankfully, no one with an ounce of a clue is falling for his bullshit. The apology's original post is now gone, but thanks to Google Cache, I've gotten the apology in full which I will paste at the end of this article. Be forewarned, though: it's very much tl;dr, and you will want the time you wasted reading that shit back.
UPDATE: Sept. 25, 2014
Bryon's abandoned his "SuperPsyguy" tumblr account. He left some parting words, which had gone down with Bryon's ship, but has thankfully been kept for posterity.
Don't let the door hit you in the dick on the way out.
Final, tl;dr "Apology"
After his exposé the lure of becoming E-famous was just too strong and so…
With brand new original character in tow, our little brony pedophile sets out on the most original idea of lets plays, trying to be Game grumps and speed painting.
- Fireball20XL on the Wayback Machine
- Psyguy on Newgrounds - The "Bastardized" series and a couple of videos using Wha-Chow! audio can be found here.
- Interview with Shannon
- His deviantART
- His FurAffinity
- His Sheezyart
- Psy's Music on iTunes
- Bad Webcomic Wiki review of "That's My Sonic!"
- Bad Webcomic Wiki review of "Chaos Diamonds 3"
- Bad Webcomic Wiki review of "GG-guys"
- Bit Polar - Lets plays with Original Character Do not STEAL!
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