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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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#1 Pale Rider

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 05:58 PM

I'm sure some of you know what I mean.  After a while, your collection of movies, TV shows, books, comics and video games exceeds the amount of time or energy that you have to consume it all and then it just keeps growing and growing to a point where you can no longer decide what to read/watch/play next.  Or am I the only one with this problem?


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Posted 30 December 2018 - 06:42 PM

I bought my wife the DVD Push when we first started dating. She watched it, handed it to me, and begged me to watch it myself. I promised her I would.

 

That was nine years ago. The pile hasn't gotten any smaller since.


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Posted 30 December 2018 - 07:45 PM

Do you have a book shelf full of physical media or have you gone mostly digital?



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Posted 30 December 2018 - 09:26 PM

It's videogames for me this year. I'm in the middle of Route C of NieR: Automata and oh my god I'm freaking out at how great this game is. Then I have the DLC to Xenoblade 2 to go. I still need to get the Royal Pack for FFXV, that'll probably happen when Episode Ardyn nears release. January has Kingdom Hearts 3 looming. I still have to do the Story Mode for SoulCalibur VI. And I still need to do Dragonball FighterZ Story Mode as well.


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Posted 30 December 2018 - 09:33 PM



Do you have a book shelf full of physical media or have you gone mostly digital?

 

Book Shelves. I made a decree about five years ago to stop buying new media until I've worked through the pile.

 

*Laughs in Procrastinator*


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Posted 30 December 2018 - 09:36 PM

Nier is so good

 

Anyway Im kinda caught up game wise

anime wise after Bloom into you its my X-Mas gift Bubblegum Crisis

 

TV shows Still need to finish Voltron S8 and Sabrina


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Posted 30 December 2018 - 11:49 PM

 


Do you have a book shelf full of physical media or have you gone mostly digital?

 

Book Shelves. I made a decree about five years ago to stop buying new media until I've worked through the pile.

 

*Laughs in Procrastinator*

 

How long did the decree actually last?



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Posted 31 December 2018 - 04:16 AM

Books, films, TV shows, I'm fine.

 

Video games... I bought two PS2 titles a few years ago... I think they're Onimusha 2 and 3. Never even took em out of the shrinkwrap. They were dirt cheap though.

 

 

Now... D&D miniatures to paint... Oh boy, that, I have a lot to paint. A lot. A loooooooooooooooot.


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Posted 31 December 2018 - 03:30 PM

My backlog is going to take more than one lifetime to clear. I get to make some very slow progress on TV shows and video games, but comic books and movies are just piling up ridiculously thanks to a combination of infrequently being in the mood to watch movies and the house never being quiet enough to enjoy a comic.



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Posted 31 December 2018 - 05:11 PM

 

 


Do you have a book shelf full of physical media or have you gone mostly digital?

 

Book Shelves. I made a decree about five years ago to stop buying new media until I've worked through the pile.

 

*Laughs in Procrastinator*

 

How long did the decree actually last?

 

 

It's held more or less. Only really the Marvel catalog has been added to the pile on that front.

 

Honestly, delving through the pile has been a long standing goal of mine in the form of a "Late to the Party" review show. But as with everything, that too has been shelved.


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 01:00 AM

My backlog's so bad I don't even know what's in it. Before I went broke I used to have a bad habit of buying movies by the boxload.

 

That isn't why I went broke but It didn't help.


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 01:15 AM

I could probably finish all the media in my backlog if I dedicate like a whole year to it and not start anything else but that sounds like a bit much.

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 01:36 AM

Buried on almost all fronts except for podcasts, I drive a lot for work so it's hard to actually build up much of a backlog for long. I don't care for audiobooks so unfortunately I can't two kill two birds with one stone with those. The rest I can't imagine ever getting caught up on any of it, but that's a good problem to have!

 

I've only bought a relative handful of games over the last two years just because there's so many yet to be played in my Steam and GOG libraries that there's not much point buying additional stuff right now unless it's something I'd play right this second like Mount & Blade: Bannerlord (if it ever actually gets released.) And I've sat out the current generation of consoles; heaven help me if I need to get caught up on those, too.

 

Movies, TV, and anime are really piling up because right now I'm in a temporary set up. My brother and I bought a property with a couple houses so I'm hanging out in his until mine is done being remodeled which has been one speed bump after another but I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Another aim is we're going to convert one of the outbuildings into a home theater. So since I'm just watching stuff on a 23 inch monitor right now I've limited what I watch quite a bit and am saving most of it for when I have a real set up in my house or the grand prize in a couple years, the theater room. I stopped streaming 15 minutes into the original Clash of the Titans the other night because I'd never seen it before, but was really digging it and want to watch on it something better than my monitor.

 

Which is admittedly silly, because with my luck when things are all ready to go I'll choke on some popcorn and die or something.



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Posted 01 January 2019 - 09:45 PM

My backlog is in toys, which is pretty bad, since they don't have a runtime.

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 09:55 PM


Mount & Blade: Bannerlord (if it ever actually gets released.)

 

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is actually scratching that itch surprisingly well for me. It's not 1 for 1, but it's something.


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 11:22 PM

I think this somewhat illustrates how by backlog makes me feel.

 

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 11:46 PM

It makes you feel indestructible? :???



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Posted 02 January 2019 - 12:15 AM

Yes, that'll do.



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Posted 02 January 2019 - 01:33 PM

I've got Ultraman Dyna and most of Cosmos to watch, but MOTW Ultraman isn't something I can binge too well without multitasking.. well, with some exceptions anyways.  *eyes Mebius*  I also keep meaning to go watch Orville but have yet to get around to it.  That's about it show-wise, unless I get around to go back to the showa Kamen Rider series, but I sort of fell off that boat a while ago.

 

Game-wise I do have some I never played, but I don't have any intentions of playing a bunch of them either, just got them because they were free just in case. Starlink was the biggest one, and I beat that over my Christmas break from work. I suppose there's my way too many alts on Star Trek Online(which I picked up again recently) but I'm managing that by only doing a few specific things on them that are time-gated, and focusing on one thing at a time. It has made me remember why I really got to hate doing Admiralty on all my alts though.



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Posted 04 January 2019 - 11:07 AM

Some of you people need much larger backlogs.





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