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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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#41 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 04:47 AM

Well, since no one else is going to say it, apparently...

"Arise, Wheelimus Prime."

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#42 Wheelimus

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 12:55 PM

As most of you know I've been helping run things here save for a two year vacation that just ended less than a month ago since late 2002. We've done a lot of great things over those years, lived through a bunch of heartache, and everything in between. But I can honestly say that in all of those I never once hired 14 people at once. Which means the next few weeks are going to be crazy but a lot of fun.

 

We needed new blood for the front page, new blood for the social media game (*Wheels forces self to smile*), and new blood for all the great projects I want to deliver to you guys in the years ahead. Loved March Mayhem? Wait til you see the TWO companions we're working on there. Things like that.

 

So we'll begin by welcoming two retired staff members back who are reentering the staff ranks - Onyx Minor and Strafe! And go ahead and note that I'm waiting for D Buster Prime to decide if he's crazy enough to do it too.

 

And then the new folks who will soon be helping to deliver your Allspark experience. In no particular order

 

Broadside

Vexwing

Maruten

Sciflyer

NotVeryKnightly

Kira Kira

SoS

Andrusi

Copper Bezel

Dracula

 

And to round it off  SHIELD Agent 47 will soon be joining once we finish the info needed for OCD Wheels records. :thumbsup

 

Presuming DBP is crazy enough to come back a total of 14 new or returning staff. Welcome them please. A lot of fun things in the works for you guys

 

(posting to TFD and then moving (leaving a link) to General)



#43 Broadside

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:01 PM

I didn't know how to handle the responsibility of being an admin for IDWHWiki, and I don't know how to handle this, but I'll do my best!
(Congrats and welcome to everyone else, too!)

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#44 Wheelimus

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:02 PM

And now begins the New Staff Hunger Games.

 

*sounds the horn*



#45 Zodberg

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:02 PM

Thank you for making me part of the staff, I appreciate being made a global moderator and will rule with fairness. Assuming everybody pays me proper respect. And tribute.


Woooo!

#46 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:05 PM

Everyone had better be careful not to let me out of my sight, lest I add triangles to everyone's display names.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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#47 Wheelimus

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:07 PM

In a ways yes, but here's a handy bit of info to explain

 

WHEELS, COMMUNITY MANAGER - 11/02 - 02/15

 

WHEELS, DESTROYER OF WORLDS - 5/17 - Current

 

Everything in between that was inconsequential. :p



#48 Patch

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:22 PM

Congrats to all the new staff! Word of advice: don't believe anything Wheels tells you about "extra" responsibilities.

#49 Powered Convoy

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:23 PM

This is great!  Glad to see you took some of my recommendations!  :)


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#50 Wheelimus

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:24 PM

*realizes Randy's suggestions may not have been as helpful as I took them*



#51 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:25 PM

Everyone had better be careful not to let me out of my sight, lest I add triangles to everyone's display names.


Will they all be upward-pointing?

#52 Daniel Adkins

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:45 PM

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#53 Destron D-69

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:47 PM

Congrats Everyone. I'm certain all of you will provide a new and unique addition to the growing history of what a great staff this place has always had. 



#54 Glenn

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:53 PM

Congrats to all! Enjoy your time on staff, it's not all work, there is some fun involved too.


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#55 SoS

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:59 PM

Thank you for the opportunity. I hope I can do some measure of justice to the role, we have big shoes to fill.

Everyone had better be careful not to let me out of my sight, lest I add triangles to everyone's display names.

Oh! I'll add the circles!


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#56 Twilight Noisemaze

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 02:04 PM

Hopefully more fun than not!

#57 DarkeklawGW

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 02:04 PM

I knew the day would come when the Ministry and the Corporation would come together...

(Continuing a now inside joke that was made out of a Snide remark I made in P&R, which really seems to work better as an inside joke than a snide remark)


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#58 The Predaking

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:00 PM

Congrats to the new suckers that got tal

 

 

*gets tazed by Wheels*


Restoring an Old Arcade Machine!

 

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#59 Wheelimus

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:56 PM

Tazing is so last decade. We just drug you guys now whenever you get out of hand. Got the idea from The Simpsons.



#60 Sciflyer

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:59 PM

Thank you for the warm welcome, everyone!  I have a lot of learning to do, but I am really looking forward to these "extra" responsibilities that Patchouli Knowledge spoke of! :)





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