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@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 January 2019 - 08:45 PM)

@xellos We get to many of those in Hollywood movies.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 08:13 PM)

Re:Creators!

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 07:47 PM)

There is also Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, where people regularly get summoned to a fantasy world, then eventually sent back with their accumulated powers (and the main character smuggles the demon lord's daugher by his request, which is a no-no)

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 07:23 PM)

We need more inverse isekais, like The Devil is a Part-Timer

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 04:11 PM)

I feel like Tron is pushing it but I can't actually come up with an argument to that effect

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

To Arazyr- I don't see why it wouldn't be.

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 02:11 PM)

Just like how TRON and Captain N are early examples of "getting transported into a video game"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2019 - 02:07 PM)

That would explain why it's so common for isekai settings to be blatantly RPG-inspired.

@  Arazyr : (14 January 2019 - 01:42 PM)

Would the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon count as isekai? 8^)

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 12:06 PM)

I am in the exceedingly unpleasant position of knowing what you're talking about

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 12:05 PM)

So I'll just say I can consume the series without endorsing the real-life lie that false rape accusations are common and successful.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 12:04 PM)

I would go on to talk about that, but alas, that would spoil significant future story details about the accuser.

@  B-Fox : (14 January 2019 - 12:03 PM)

Shield Hero dared to have a male character falsely accused of rape, right?

@  B-Fox : (14 January 2019 - 12:02 PM)

At least now people will stop shitting on slice-of-life shows....

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 12:01 PM)

listen just because it has shield in its name does not mean you need to ally with it

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 12:01 PM)

oh good lord

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 12:00 PM)

In fact, the Shield Hero series does not portray slavery as a good thing nor keep the initial slave characters down for the count.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 12:00 PM)

If you're referring to The Rising of the Shield Hero, the backlash from some Western fans is misaimed, IMO.

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 11:59 AM)

I wish I was more surprised that "slavery apologetics" is a thing. Still disgusted.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 11:53 AM)

But surely we all know the best isekai is Captain N.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 11:49 AM)

This morning I saw one of my friends express disbelief at having an opportunity to say "yet another slavery apologist isekai"

@  Lancer : (14 January 2019 - 11:21 AM)

Although recently they explicably acquire a harem by purchasing them as slaves, which makes it that much worse

@  Lancer : (14 January 2019 - 11:21 AM)

I think what people hate is the modern trend of isekai taking place in generic-ass fantasy settings with bland, oft-overpowered male protagonists that inexplicably acquire a harem.

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Does Kingdom Hearts count? On the one hand it's a serial world hopping adventure, on the other hand all the worlds are contained within the same overworld that the characters have always been in, just unaware of.


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#3241 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 08:26 AM

I actually made a mistake. A friend pointed out that the pearls have their gems as the same place as their respective diamonds. Our Pearl is originally White Diamond's Pearl. The damaged Pearl is originally Pink's. They just switched Pearls, probably Pink damaged her own Pearl so White lent her her's.

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 11:03 AM

And if White mind-controlled Our Pearl the way she currently puppeteers White Pearl, then it's possible Our Pearl doesn't have any memories before being given to Pink, which might help explain the way she enabled Pink's rebellion.

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 11:51 AM

I'm assuming White Pearl is going to be some criticism of Pink's rebellion. It's noticeable that she frowns when the fusions start. I get the feeling she was happy to indulge Pink's whimsy and free thinking until it backfired on her personally and she took the brunt of punishment.

 

The show hasn't been consistent on it but since the reveal of Rose as Pink there has been focus on the fact it wasn't some great noble rebellion but almost a tantrum which backfired for all of gem society.



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Posted 06 January 2019 - 01:34 PM

Pink's official outfit casts her as the court jester.  The other three have noble, sweeping gowns or other regalia, but Pink has puffy shoulders and clown shoes.  They cast her as the Fool, not realizing that the Fool's job is not just to amuse those in power...it is to prod at them, be the one person allowed to criticize them.  Yes, Pink's rebellion was a tantrum, but it was also her unknowingly fulfilling her purpose.

 

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The Fool can inspire revolution when the King doesn't heed the Fool's warnings.

 

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 07:43 PM

Welp, Steven's certainly thrown a huge wrench into Earth's ecosystem....

 

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 12:45 AM

We interrupt this story arc the entire series has been building to for a pointless digression.    



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Posted 08 January 2019 - 01:43 AM

Or is it pointless?

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 12:27 PM

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 02:12 PM

Why is there a watermelon shark now?

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 07:03 PM

Watermelon-based life is spreading...Steven may have accidentally severely damaged Earth's ecosystem.

 

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 09:24 PM

Why is there a watermelon shark now?

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:08 PM

Why is there a watermelon shark now?

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The side story felt like an anime. Yeah, if it's foreshadowing, I want Steven to kiss a giant gem shark. But it'll probably be a not-cute cluster monster, aw.

(I half expected the kissy shark to help Steven to shore after the kissy kissy face).

On Steven hijacking bodies, maybe he isn't? Rose had fast plant growing abilities. Maybe the new body is grown from scratch, developing in the seconds it takes for Steven to imagine his intent and proceed with a transfer. He just grows where the seeds already were. Is that better?

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 09:07 PM

 


On Steven hijacking bodies, maybe he isn't? Rose had fast plant growing abilities. Maybe the new body is grown from scratch, developing in the seconds it takes for Steven to imagine his intent and proceed with a transfer. He just grows where the seeds already were. Is that better?

 

 

That would work if they hadn't shown that there is a melondog that clearly acts like it belongs to that specific one.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 01:17 AM

 

 


On Steven hijacking bodies, maybe he isn't? Rose had fast plant growing abilities. Maybe the new body is grown from scratch, developing in the seconds it takes for Steven to imagine his intent and proceed with a transfer. He just grows where the seeds already were. Is that better?

 

 

That would work if they hadn't shown that there is a melondog that clearly acts like it belongs to that specific one.

 

And that the melonboy already had a tribal mark painted on him.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:55 PM

And it being established prior it was body take over by an entire episode dedicated to him being Lars for a day.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:00 PM

And it being established prior it was body take over by an entire episode dedicated to him being Lars for a day.

 

It would have made more sense for Steven to hack lars again.... as creepy as it was the first time.


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