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@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  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.


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#1 Dake

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 04:42 PM

Ok seriously, what do you hear?

 

I hear one thing and can't even begin to believe that anyone could hear something else.


 
 
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 04:54 PM

I hear Yanny.


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:05 PM

Listening on headphones, I heard "Yanny" over and over, and eventually forced myself to hear "Laurel" a couple of times. Yanny is in a higher pitch, Laurel sounds like a computer burping the word. And I was still hearing Yanny while hearing Laurel, so it sounded more like "Yaurel." 



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:18 PM

That's just crazy. I hear Laurel so plainly that I can't imagine anything else. My wife is a singer and hasn't had the years of hearing abuse I've had and she doesn't hear anything else either.


 
 
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#5 Ms Virion

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:25 PM

I hear Laurel but I also hear Yanny at the start, then it shifts to a more normal deep male voice and turns into Laurel.

 

I can force myself to hear Yanny if I focus on the higher tones, though.

 

So I hear both, and it's freaking me out.



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:36 PM

I heard Yanny initially, but then it immediately transitioned to Laurel.


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 06:04 PM

For me, it sounded like "Yanrel" the first time, then repeats as Laurel and never sounds like anything else again.



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 06:15 PM

I hear Yanny.

 

Yeah it's both.

 

Ironbite-layered on top of one another.


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 06:23 PM

That's just crazy. I hear Laurel so plainly that I can't imagine anything else.

Same.



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 07:09 PM

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:01 PM

This is weird. I started out hearing "Yanny" very clearly with just the vaguest sign of "Laurel" layered underneath, but I left it repeating for a while as I tried to decide how to phrase that, and now it's the other way around.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:03 PM

It's "Yanny" with a guttural gulping beneath it.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:24 AM

I guess this makes sense, right, hearing is a much more arbitrary sense even than vision, and the individual phones of language are all relative patterns, so I've actually wondered before why especially an isolated phone is distinguishable at all. And I've seen those videos where a given word has an initial consonant that will sound unambiguously like one of two or three if you can see the speaker's lips or there's a subtitle to prime it, but the same audio will be any one of those two or three. I can't remember what that effect is called, though. = / 

 

When I first play the audio after not listening to it for a bit I can hear the more nasal voice saying "Yanny" or part of it the first time, but my brain quickly jumps to hearing the lower-register voice saying "Laurel" and doesn't let go of it. 

 

Yeah it's both.

 

Ironbite-layered on top of one another.

If you're actually hearing both possible readings at the same time, that's extra fascinating! = o 


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:26 AM

Yeah, I feel like it's not quite as magical as the stupid dress. I hear Yanny, but I can see very easily how one might hear at least the second half of Laurel. I haven't managed to hear a "Lau" but the "rel" is easy to hear under the "ny". It seems like the sounds can coexist in a way that I think is harder to fathom with an image.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:12 AM

It's something like Yarry-el for me. Can't say I heard either Yanny or Laurel unless trying to hear one or the other.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:49 AM

Something that begins with a 'Y' for sure.

 

People on the radio were talking about this, and they only hear 'Laurel'.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:52 AM

Just listened to it from the link (rather than the radio).  Still something like 'Yanny'.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:59 AM

At first I heard a robot frog saying "Yanny", then I tried hearing "Laurel" and now I literally cannot force myself to hear "Yanny" again, it doesn't work.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:19 AM

Something that begins with a 'Y' for sure.

 

People on the radio were talking about this, and they only hear 'Laurel'.

Elvis Duran by chance?



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:34 AM

 

Something that begins with a 'Y' for sure.

 

People on the radio were talking about this, and they only hear 'Laurel'.

Elvis Duran by chance?

 

 

Close, it was the Morning Mashup on Sirius.


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