I came across Loading Ready Run in 2006, when someone posted a link to their How to Talk Like a Pirate video. They were creative, original, and most importantly, funny. (I have a thing for Canadian- and British-style comedy.)
I spread the word about them, did a little work on their wiki, participated in the minor community of fandom that formed around them, and generally enjoyed myself cheering on their slow growth of popularity. I even wrote a script, which they seemed to like, but were unlikely to use. I don’t normally engage myself with Internet communities enough to justify putting in effort.
It didn’t last, though. About six months ago, I noticed I was finding their latest work less humorous… then less entertaining. My amusement just sort of petered out into indifference — first I stopped updating the wiki when summing up the latest video became more work than fun, then I found myself no longer waiting with expectation for the next update, then keeping up with the updates became less a form of entertainment than a chore. When I found myself absentmindedly opening up new windows and browsing the Net while watching the latest offering, I decided it was time to leave.
Still, they’ve done some good work, and they may yet do more in the future. Take a look at some of their older stuff:
Here’s one of their recent offerings:
Maybe you’ll see what I mean.