Partner Spotlight: Librarian Larry
Posted by The Toontown Team on October 29, 2021 at 2:00 PM
If there’s one place a Toon can go for a relaxing day, it’s the library. A nice, quiet place where one can sit down, grab a nice book, and get lost in the world of literature and history. One may not expect a simple library to hold anything Toontown related, but one librarian out there is collecting, archiving, and sharing the history of Toontown’s development just for you!
You may know him from his YouTube channel, which has been going strong for 5 whole years, or you may know him as the person you go to when you ask, “What in Toontown is a Doodle?” As a proper librarian, he has all the knowledge and he’s eager to share it with you! Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Librarian Larry himself!
Firstly, why don’t you tell us a bit about yourself and how you became a Content Creator!
I started making YouTube videos in 2016 shortly after discovering Toontown Rewritten. When I was younger, I always enjoyed watching content creators for the games I loved to play, especially Toontown.
Back in the days of Toontown Online, a lot of videos were focused on strategies and gameplay tips. With gag strategies being fairly common knowledge nowadays, I wanted to do something a little different. That’s why I decided to focus my content on the more obscure and interesting aspects of Toontown, as well as covering all of the new content releasing.
That’s wonderful! Speaking of content releases, what can a first time viewer to your channel expect to see from you?
I create news updates and videos detailing different aspects of the game. I also love digging into the lore and creating content that explains the story of Toontown.
Well, I certainly know where I’m heading to get my news in the morning! Of all the videos that you’ve made over the years, which one would you say is the one you had the most fun creating? I’m sure there has to be one!
Ironically, the video I loved making the most is probably one of my least interesting. I created a video to find out if it was faster to run or jump in Toontown by having my Toons run and jump down a street 15 times and figuring out the average of how long it took them to reach the end. I repeated the experiment for multiple Toon sizes to see if that played a factor. This video was far from my most popular, but I really enjoyed working so hard to answer a question that I have had for years.
Wowzers, now that’s what I call putting the scientific method to the test! On the topic of research, where do you go to get all of your information that you put into each video you make?
I have a routine of checking the Toontown blog every day. I know with social media that's not exactly necessary anymore, but it's an old habit that I have no plans of breaking. As for my videos, I usually conduct a lot of research by reading different Wikipedia pages, forums, and Reddit threads to find the information I'm looking for. The most research I ever did was for the video I made about the Japan-exclusive Toontown toys to life figures, which had me searching Japanese gaming news sites from the early 2000s. Eventually, I managed to figure out what they were meant for.
That’s some serious dedication to your craft, Larry! One final question before we let ya go: we noticed you have a video on the design documents from the Toontown Preservation Project! Could you tell us which document from the Toontown Preservation Project’s archive you loved the most?
That's honestly a question I can't answer because I love every single document. As someone who loves discovering the secrets behind my favorite games, especially Toontown, it's a treasure trove of information. I appreciate all the time and effort it must have taken to scan those documents so we can all enjoy it together!
Well Larry, we know we certainly appreciate you and all the work you put into each of your videos! That’s sadly all the time we have today, but everyone please give a massive shout out and thank you to the one and only Librarian Larry for their amazing content! If you want to check out their YouTube channel and binge watch all of their amazing videos, click the button below and don’t forget to subscribe and ring the notification bell!