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@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?


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#41 Fnu Aw

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 12:49 PM

You'll be back. You were here. You breathed our air. You belong to mayhem now.


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#42 Copper Bezel

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 09:30 AM

I don't particularly mind you starting this thread here, videomaster, or I would have read it before now when I moved it to GD, but I gotta ask what the thinking was. You've said twice now you don't want to hang out with Mayhemmers; why were we the first people you thought to invite to hang out with you? X ] 


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#43 Destron D-69

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 09:34 AM

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 10:19 AM

I don't particularly mind you starting this thread here, videomaster, or I would have read it before now when I moved it to GD, but I gotta ask what the thinking was. You've said twice now you don't want to hang out with Mayhemmers; why were we the first people you thought to invite to hang out with you? X ] 

 

I suggested Mayhem, for a number of reasons. For one thing, if we're doing this once a week, I figured Mayhem could stay interested longer and keep this thread livelier than GD. It could be sorta hangout-ish.

 

This was not at all an evil plan to get Mayhem some new blood.


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#45 Destron D-69

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 10:42 AM

tasty tasty blood 



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Posted 28 April 2018 - 11:14 AM

Fnu said most of the anime watchers hang here. Hence I came here to post the thread.

 

Really hoping I wasn't lied to.


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Posted 28 April 2018 - 11:18 AM

I'm not sure about actual numbers of people who watch anime and post in Mayhem versus people who do one but not the other but I definitely make anime-related posts more than anyone else on this site considering that I'm like 1/3 of the Japanese image thread nowadays.

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#48 Copper Bezel

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 11:45 AM

At a glance, about half the posts in the Anime Recommendations thread are Mayhemmers. I'd say it's a part of our demographic, in about the same way Pony people are.


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?

 


#49 Destron D-69

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 11:49 AM

yeah, sadly for me "anime" itself isn't a thing I enjoy flat out... I take it series by series. 



#50 Copper Bezel

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 12:07 PM

That's where I've basically always been with the idea. I don't get college "anime clubs" and whatnot. It's something that grew up out of the very limited access to anime Western viewers had in the 90s and early 00s that made "anime" a definable and manageable thing that people could be fans of. Now it's like being a fan of "television" or "radio". There are genres within the medium that have fan bases, but. 


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?

 


#51 videomaster21XX

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 12:24 PM

Well that's how it always goes with something like this. There will be shows some like and some you don't.

 

We've had people bow out because they weren't interested in a particular show.

 

The point of the stream is to just hang out, watch some anime, have a good time and maybe learn of a show you didn't know about so you can go get your own copy.

 

It's not uncommon for some people to see what shows we are playing, then go watch the rest on their own, only coming to the stream to hang out.

 

That's basically the point of the 'clubs' finding people who like certain shows with and hanging out.


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#52 Copper Bezel

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 12:45 PM

And I'm not saying it's a bad idea. I said I wasn't interested when there were obvious reasons for them to be popular, so my interest level clearly does not indicate popularity. X ] 


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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 28 April 2018 - 02:23 PM

I'm not into anime, buy Mayhem hangouts are fun, and this could be another activity like that. I had a good time on Thursday. I will be back next week.


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Posted 28 April 2018 - 03:33 PM

I'll try and not have anything planned for this coming thursday to give it a gander.   



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Posted 28 April 2018 - 03:35 PM

I try not to voice these days but I'm tempted to peek in. 


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 28 April 2018 - 03:39 PM

such a shame too... karaoke night just isn't the same in text form 



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Posted 28 April 2018 - 03:59 PM

I'll try and not have anything planned for this coming thursday to give it a gander.   

That's good enough for the goose, anyway.


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Posted 28 April 2018 - 10:34 PM

That's where I've basically always been with the idea. I don't get college "anime clubs" and whatnot. It's something that grew up out of the very limited access to anime Western viewers had in the 90s and early 00s that made "anime" a definable and manageable thing that people could be fans of. Now it's like being a fan of "television" or "radio". There are genres within the medium that have fan bases, but. 

I definitely know what you mean. In the 90s anime was defined was being edgy. Back then anime was more though of as sci-fi with some super national elements, serious drama, dark themes, mature rating, cussing and occasional nudity. It cool because it contradicted the cartoons you grew up with that had slap-stick and wacky sound effective. It took you on incredible adventures and changed your your world view on an emotional level. As a kid it felt like this was something only grow-ups watched. But, it was hard to come by so it also gave you that cool hipster feeling knowing you seen something so few others have like it was your own little secret from the world.

 

Imagine being a little kid and your dad is flipping through the channels to find a Saturday morning cartoon to watch and he finds Vampire Hunter D not knowing what it is about and leaves you to watch it alone while he does dad stuff...

 

The last decade it feels like anime has been flooded with assembly line, status quo, silly comedies. I guess before internet was a thing they only import anime they thought would sell well. Giving us the special stuff instead of everything, now that we have everything it doesn't feel that special...


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Posted 28 April 2018 - 11:20 PM

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 12:08 AM

FWIW, Original Livestream seems to be set to terminate their service on July 9.

 

I'm sad because I'm an Original Livestream user myself.  I like it.  Obscure, out-of-the-way, but works well enough.






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