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@  unluckiness : (26 March 2019 - 12:29 AM)

ALso him messing around with the wait staff is adorable.

@  unluckiness : (26 March 2019 - 12:29 AM)

That's why I prefer wasting my time on the Kitchen Nightmares channel to the Hell's Kitchen one. He actually talks about the food there rather than increasingly colorful insults.

@  fourteenwings : (26 March 2019 - 12:17 AM)

They know their audience; people looking for videos of Gordon Ramsay being censor-bleeped every five seconds.

@  unluckiness : (26 March 2019 - 12:13 AM)

Gordon Ramsay likes the food compilation - 6 minutes. Gordon Ramsay hates on the food video - 1 hour. I love whoever manages his Youtube channel.

@  Ashley : (25 March 2019 - 06:35 PM)

Yeah, motorized flywheels have changed things a lot

@  Benbot : (25 March 2019 - 06:31 PM)

I'm big into Nerf. The blasters they make today are 1000 times more advanced than anything we had when growing up. There's a thriving modding community too.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 March 2019 - 01:29 PM)

Eh... they're okay. But unless you routinely end up with people who also own/use them (like in college, or an office where the boss buggers off for hours at a time.) they usually just end up sitting around gathering dust because without someone to shoot and shoot back: they quickly get old.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 March 2019 - 01:27 PM)

Hmm. I don't think I have ever owned a Nerf gun in my life despite knowing of them for my entire life and liking the TV adverts.

@  Ashley : (24 March 2019 - 11:08 PM)

a stupid discovery while looking at some nerf guns: they make toilet paper blasters. it's basically an automatic spitball launcher, with a little water tank and a reel for you to put the toilet paper on.

@  MEDdMI : (24 March 2019 - 09:10 PM)

Everyone is a little stupid in their own snowflake way

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 March 2019 - 07:57 PM)

Personally I have a much higher tolerance for anecdotes about Stupid Americans when they come from other Americans.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 March 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Australia is British Florida.

@  Patch : (24 March 2019 - 06:11 PM)

What other country has its own Florida?

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 March 2019 - 12:23 PM)

Many of us are in fact aware that our country is ridiculous.

@  Arazyr : (24 March 2019 - 08:25 AM)

As an American, I have no problem with the amusing anecdotes he's been sharing. In fact, I've been enjoying them, and got no indication of smugness from any of them. Please continue. 8^)

@  The Doctor Who : (24 March 2019 - 06:00 AM)

Minnesota, but I think it's only mentioned in, like, a side comic or something.

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 March 2019 - 05:57 AM)

Ever wonder what state Carly was in after 'The Rebirth'.

@  fourteenwings : (24 March 2019 - 02:15 AM)

I don't think it's right to feel indignation at people telling you that Americans might also have feelings and you should consider them before squawking yet more things in the same vein.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Intervening? It's not like much of anything that happens in this box is prompted.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 March 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I suppose I would normally feel indignation right about now, but with you I am merely unsurprised that you are intervening in a conversation to express your typical brand of disapproval.

@  Cabooceratops : (24 March 2019 - 01:06 AM)

Nitefort x ]

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 12:50 AM)

I'm not super fond of Nevermore's habit of using the Shoutbox to complain about TFW users, but those usually seem to be things he's personally witnessed and not anecdotes that he only has confirmation bias to backup, so I can believe he isn't just being smug.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 12:47 AM)

Amusing? Don't try to pretend you aren't being selective by picking things that support a narrative you're building.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 12:46 AM)

Shield Agent: this and the previous anecdote didn't sound like you have any reason to believe them beyond confirmation bias, so bringing up these things compulsively achieves nothing beyond making you look smug.

@  fourteenwings : (24 March 2019 - 12:23 AM)

Well I guess Fortnite sounds cool? Maybe it made more sense before the gameplay started to focus on the Battle Royale bit?

@  fourteenwings : (24 March 2019 - 12:22 AM)

To be fair this is only a few days after your very comprehensive thing about St. Patrick's Day. Oh also I guess that thing about the Estonian currency exchange so that's like three entire "Americans!" squawks this week.

@  Maruten : (24 March 2019 - 12:22 AM)

Not that Nitefort is any more sensible obviously.

@  Maruten : (24 March 2019 - 12:21 AM)

I tend to forget that it's called Fortnite because my 3yo calls it "Nitefort" so that's how my whole family refers to it.

@  Maruten : (24 March 2019 - 12:21 AM)

I assume the name is derived from the fact that one can build forts? But the nite part is a stretch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 March 2019 - 12:17 AM)

Hence I thought it would be an amusing anecdote to share as I am not a gamer, but other pop culture-invested people here probably would be, and thus perhaps they would have different relevant experience to share.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 March 2019 - 12:16 AM)

In fact before now I did not feel "superior" for knowing the word "fortnight" because I was raised to believe it was a rare but standard term.

@  Copper Bezel : (23 March 2019 - 10:33 PM)

Eh, it's not a common word in the US, so ... like I sincerely hope no one's feeling superior about it but I wouldn't assume.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 March 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Shield Agent: What is up with your compulsion to bring up every anecdote that supports your superiority complex towards Americans?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 March 2019 - 09:22 PM)

What I don't get is: what is a game titled "two weeks" even about?

@  Trpodeca : (23 March 2019 - 09:16 PM)

What strange people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 March 2019 - 09:11 PM)

Interesting. I have just been informed by several Britons and Australians that since the debut of Fortnite, they have encountered Yanks who do not believe that "fortnight" is a real word.

@  Kayla Kaon : (22 March 2019 - 09:22 PM)

https://discord.gg/jMPfJWk

@  Kayla Kaon : (22 March 2019 - 08:05 PM)

What is up sexy people! Everyone having fun tonight?

@  Rycochet : (22 March 2019 - 01:01 PM)

If they don't take it down or back off, then unfollow. At least then they'll know why people are distancing themselves.

@  Rycochet : (22 March 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Call them out because if nobody challenges them on nonsense, they'll only sink deeper into their rabbithole of stupidity.

@  Benbot : (22 March 2019 - 11:26 AM)

When someone makes a deliberately hateful and dishonest post on Facebook, do you angrily call them out on it, or just ignore or defriend them?

@  Xellos : (22 March 2019 - 11:11 AM)

Dunno, I did watch Combiner Wars...

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 04:37 AM)

Also, nobody try watching last year's Stargate Origins: Catherine "webisode". My god, I've never seen anything so atrocious

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 04:36 AM)

Having watched the full decade's' worth of episodes during the last 4 or so weeks, the cult leader Goa'uld was Setesh/"Seth"

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 04:00 AM)

I missed a whole bunch of stuff in the Squawkbox. Huh. It's been a long week.

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 03:52 AM)

That or Old Testament God with his whole nuking cities, random plagues, brutal pogroms, absurd set ups to test followers faiths, etc etc as a very not rogue Goa'uld.

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 03:48 AM)

1) Spite. 2) I'm fairly sure at least one episode did actually have a Goa'uld who'd be hiding out on Earth since the rebellion and had been host swapping and running cults, 3) mostly yeah spiteful contrivance to see Christain groups lose their collective shit.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 02:49 AM)

If you don't take paypal, and the item isn't a local pickup (in which case Cash is acceptable), I'm pretty sure you need to have some alternative credit card processor you're able to take payment through

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 02:48 AM)

Technically eBay doesn't own Paypal anymore, but even so I haven't seen an auction in years that didn't take Paypal as a form of payment.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 March 2019 - 11:01 PM)

I was gonna ask "aren't eBay and Paypal basically the same people" but turns out that hasn't been true for a while.


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#1 Soft Snow

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 10:19 PM

Wakfu is a fun little French cartoon trying to masquerade as an anime. It is a show based on a video game that was a spin off of another video game. The story is about his adopted boy named Yugo who lives in a fantasy world and sets off on a journey with his friends to find his real family.

 

It has beautiful animation. It took me a few episodes to realize that the villain of each episode shows up at the end of the intro like a little preview. Nice touch.

 

It is an entertaining show, has 65 episodes and a few movies. I never seen a French cartoon before and while it has it's charm I'm noticing this strange level of sexuality about it. It seems less then what would expect from an anime but more so from it's American counter part.

 

It is nothing bad, just something I wasn't expecting to see in a cartoon. Like Ruel asking Yugo's father about his mother not knowing he was adopted and assuming his father got some girl pregnant and is now raising the kid alone. Or how two of the main character had several kids together and after several years finally decided to get married. Nothing wrong with that, just concepts I didn't expect to come across. It's kinda refreshing actually.

 

I wanted to show a picture but I thought it might be to sexual so I hide it in spoilers just to make sure...

 

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Overall I think its a good show to watch and recommend it. =)


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 10:35 PM

Glad you're enjoying it! I love this series and think the first season at least is required viewing if you're into little adventure cartoons in the spectrum of Airbender to Steven Universe. It's also just about the best Flash animation I've seen, since they don't treat the software as a crutch for not doing the animation and are animators who just happen to be using Flash. Plus, as main villains for a cartoon of this kind go, Nox is ... pretty damn unique.

 

I think my favorite character is Rubilax. X ] 

 

Edit: Fan OP / AMV cut to the full version of the opening theme to give a sense of stuffs. 

 


Edited by Copper Bezel, 17 March 2018 - 10:39 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 10:45 PM

Where does one watch this show?

VOTE FOR SIDEWAYS:

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 10:53 PM

I'm watching the English dubbed one, do you think it would be more enjoyable in French? The voice acting for some of the minor characters seems a bit, well, flat...

 

Where does one watch this show?

I'm watching it on Netflix.


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 10:55 PM

I'm not sure if there's a good legal option. So your preferred form of fansub piracy. I haven't seen the dub; the French voice work seems solid enough.

Edit: Ah, wasn't sure that Netflix had the whole thing, good option.

It is nothing bad, just something I wasn't expecting to see in a cartoon. Like Ruel asking Yugo's father about his mother not knowing he was adopted and assuming his father got some girl pregnant and is now raising the kid alone. Or how two of the main character had several kids together and after several years finally decided to get married. Nothing wrong with that, just concepts I didn't expect to come across. It's kinda refreshing actually.
 
I wanted to show a picture but I thought it might be to sexual so I hide it in spoilers just to make sure....

Yeah, I feel like the special state of repression that the US is capable of is unique to the US and inimitable. Like, there's plenty of stuff out there in the world that can be wholesome and largely sexless, but only in the US have we perfected the taboo inventory for drizzling everything with sex and yet being unable to speak its name....

Edited by Copper Bezel, 17 March 2018 - 11:01 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 11:05 PM

I'm not sure if there's a good legal option. So your preferred form of fansub piracy. I haven't seen the dub; the French voice work seems solid enough.

Edit: Ah, wasn't sure that Netflix had the whole thing, good option.
 

It is nothing bad, just something I wasn't expecting to see in a cartoon. Like Ruel asking Yugo's father about his mother not knowing he was adopted and assuming his father got some girl pregnant and is now raising the kid alone. Or how two of the main character had several kids together and after several years finally decided to get married. Nothing wrong with that, just concepts I didn't expect to come across. It's kinda refreshing actually.
 
I wanted to show a picture but I thought it might be to sexual so I hide it in spoilers just to make sure....

Yeah, I feel like the special state of repression that the US is capable of is unique to the US and inimitable. Like, there's plenty of stuff out there in the world that can be wholesome and largely sexless, but only in the US have we perfected the taboo inventory for drizzling everything with sex and yet being unable to speak its name....

 

America is famous for it's less then subtle sexual innuendo in it's cartoons. Like they really want to put a sexual joke in their cartoons and then pretend that they didn't happen. Wakfu feels like it is more accepted in the world and sprinkled into the show and acknowledge it rafter then one big, obnoxious flash.


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 11:13 PM

Yeah, and that's just characteristic of US vs. European media as a whole. In the US, you think you're getting away with something if you make a sex joke. The rest of the world aren't permanently 13.


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 11:21 PM

I really must get around to watching those blurays.



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Posted 17 March 2018 - 11:26 PM

Where the hell did you get a Blu Ray?


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Posted 18 March 2018 - 04:52 AM

I donated to the Kickstarter.



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Posted 18 March 2018 - 06:46 AM

I'd heard of the KS to dub it but only long after it was a thing. I assume that's the dub that Netflix is using as well? I didn't realize until looking now that the KS and the Netflix deal happened in the same year. 


Edited by Copper Bezel, 18 March 2018 - 06:47 AM.

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 07:22 AM

Way, way back in the early aughts, during my first time through college, I had a course on video games where the professor had us play a game called Dofus to teach us about MMORPGs. That game apparently was the predecessor to the game version of Wakfu. Kind of neat to see how far it's come.



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Posted 18 March 2018 - 07:27 AM

And Dofus has a cartoon, too, which came after Wakfu's. = ] (I haven't seen it or played either game, I'm trusting Wikipedia's word on that it has something in particular to do with that game.)


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Posted 18 March 2018 - 08:12 AM

I like the look of this (the animation is really unique and nice looking). I may have to watch it sometime. :thumbsup

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 01:57 PM

Its interesting to note that in the first episode they talk about Wakfu but don't explain what it is. I tried looking up what is Wakfu but all I got was desprictions of the show or game. Fortunately I played the actual game for a bit to learn what it is. It is a special type of energy used to limit special abilities. It is different from mana and stamina which are also types of resources. I'm on like the tenth episode of season one and they haven't mentioned it since episode one. Despite it being the namesake of both the game and show, it doesn't seem to be a big part of the world they live in.

Its an strange and fascinating development...

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 02:17 PM

In the cartoon I think it's 100% just the universe's version of mana, dust, etc., a basically fungible magical energy produced by living things. Considering that the cartoon seemed to get its name from the game, I'd kinda hoped there was at least some logic to why that was the name of the game in the first place. X ] Not to say that it's not a major element of the first season plot, but....

 

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Edited by Copper Bezel, 18 March 2018 - 02:18 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 18 March 2018 - 06:02 PM

If you guys DO get into the cartoon, try to watch the third season at least on Netflix (coming in April, I guess).

 

The guy behind this wants 2 more seasons and Netflix may play a big part of when and if we get them.  Spoilers for season 3 in the link!

 

https://www.reddit.c...ason_3_and_the/

 

 

(The original French version DOES feel a bit more charming, though.  There's something about French that makes things seem just a little bit cuter, for some reason.  And we probably won't see a "season 5" until sometime in the 2030's, but anything might help.  :p )

 

Also, I've seen the Dofus cartoon (and it's movie)...it's a different beast than Wakfu.  Each episode is shorter and it's more comedy focused.  I'd probably say it'd be best to watch it between Season 2 and the OVA (since characters from Dofus start making more of an impact in the OVA and Season 3.   And it gives us a "origin" for one of the characters in Wakfu.) if you do decide to track it down.  It doesn't make the biggest difference if you decide to never watch it, though.  You might be a little confused who some of these characters are, though (of course, later seasons reference stuff from the games and comics, too, so that might be a problem, anyway).

 

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 10:42 AM

That's really intriguing. The idea of picking up with more is kinda fascinating tbh. I think of this as a tragically overlooked series from last decade. The idea that it is instead a still-active property is taking a bit to set in for me.


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Posted 19 March 2018 - 05:27 PM

Well, the MMO's are still active.  And they're working on a third MMO ("Dofus Cube") that'll...probably be taking place AFTER whatever seasons 4 and 5 bring?  Maybe?  It's unclear. (I've never played the MMOs...and probably won't.  MMOs just aren't my thing)

 

But, yeah, the franchise is still alive...it's just happening VERY slowly.   PAINFULLY SLOWLY.

 

(Much like a lot of French comics.  You might get lucky to see one volume a year.  Like Ekho.  French stuff in general usually does have REALLY nice art, but MAN do they take their time.)



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Posted 19 March 2018 - 05:37 PM

Gotcha. Definitely feel more incentive to support what legal US distribution there is then. 


Edited by Copper Bezel, 19 March 2018 - 05:37 PM.

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