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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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#21 Glenn

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 12:47 PM

I haven't had any complaints..



#22 Echowarrior

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 06:31 PM

I've got more than a few video games that I've wanted to play for a while - and a few more that I've wanted to play all the way through - but simply haven't had the time due to work and other projects. Nothing to be done about it, alas.


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Posted 05 January 2019 - 07:20 PM

I've been wanting to do a chronological playthrough of every Kingdom Hearts HD rerelease before KH3 comes out.

 

As of today, I am currently still on Chain of Memories, Sora's story. :wtf

 

And that's not mentioning the chronological run of Resident Evil and Metal Gear that I also want to do, as well as the other games I've started a while back but have yet to finish: Gravity Rush 2, Gundam Breaker 3, Dynasty Warriors 8 XL, Samurai Warriors 4... :doh


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 01:11 PM

I'm doing okay video game wise...mostly because I've lost all interest in a bunch of the games I was going to play. I mean, so much so that I went back to do yet another playthrough of Mass Effect Trilogy followed with Dragon Quest XI along with DQI and DQV on iPad. You know you care hugall about your game backlog when you're going through all the old JRPG's along with a new JRPG.

Though I think I do have quite the backlog for Netflix. I've given up on Person of Interest. I'm wanting to get through the final season of Voltron. I seem to remember having started the Pokemon Sun&Moon series. I hear Titan's should be coming state-side eventually.
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Posted 06 January 2019 - 01:53 PM

I'd bet 25% of my DVD collection is full of videos I haven't gotten around to.  Maybe 5% of the audiobooks I've purchased are the same (usually books that sounded good & were on sale on Audible, but aren't part of series I follow).  And it'd be worse if I didn't listen to Audiobooks during work.

 

I've got a good number of digital books that I haven't read too.  As for physical books, I've got a number of Paranoia XP rulebooks, as well as the 1st edition rulebook that I've been meaning to read, but just haven't gotten around to it.

 

And yeah, I've got enough spare time, that I could watch something new regularly, but I tend to let myself get overwhelmed by it all. 


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 10:42 PM

There are a few movies that came out this year that I still need to get to but other than that I don't have that much of a backlog. Well, except for this...

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That kit has been sitting on the shelf mocking me for months so I finally used some of my holiday time-off to get it done. 



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Posted 10 January 2019 - 12:34 PM

I feel like I have a pretty significant game backlog:

 

Smash Ultimate (stuck on Adventure Mode)

Kirby Star Allies (stuck on Boss Rush)

Octopath Traveler (half-way through)

Transformers: Devastation

Lightning Returns

Bayonetta 1 and 2

 

I only have about an hour, at most, a day to put to games, not nearly enough to dent most of these x_x


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:41 AM

Do any of you ever make impulse purchases of new items or media knowing full well that your backlog is already too big, yet you do so anyway because they're discounted at what seems like an irresistible price?



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:43 AM

I haven't recently, at least.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:05 AM

Do any of you ever make impulse purchases of new items or media knowing full well that your backlog is already too big, yet you do so anyway because they're discounted at what seems like an irresistible price?

 

Yes.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:24 AM

XBOX Game pass is REALLY whats killing me lately...just the ammount of stuff from that alone i have to play is insane. this doesnt include needing to finish god of war and spiderman...thankfully im not that far behind on tv or movies...and when it comes to comics, i make time between wednesday and saturday to read that weeks books.

 

i feel like if i slept less, id get more done, gmaes-wies...but whatever, i need my 15hrs lol =]


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 03:04 PM

I've been a hair behind on books in the last two years because with three kids multiple dogs and a job there's always something that needs doing here and when I get into a book I shut down and do nothing else till it's done, and I feel too guilty doing that when there's constantly so much else that needs doing. Same reason I've gotten super into Pocasts the last few years. I can listen to a good Podcast while I get other stuff done.

I DO have a big video game back log right now. My wife got me the latest Tomb Raider and Assassins Creed for the XB1 for Xmas and then the next day my parents gave me a PS4 with Spider-man and then the day after that my wife went out and bought God of War, the newest Monster Hunter, Horizon: Zero Dawn and the latest Dragon Quest for the new system. So far I'm 25% through Spider-man and have not touched the others.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:38 PM

I have a closet filled with unopened Frame Arms and assorted similar Gunplaugh.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 06:54 PM

I doubt it.  You probably have backlog paralysis just like I do.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:38 PM

My backlog is huge.  A bunch of games I need to play, some dating back to the PS2-3 era when I was spending too much time on WoW.

 

My anime DVD/BD collection has probably a good 50-60% that I have not watched yet, some dating back to the early 2000's.  When you have as many as I do, that is months of continuous watching to do.  Then again, at least now they come in full and half seasons, instead of 4-8 DVDs per season, so space is much better for the newer stuff.

 

Most of the LEGO and model figures I have bought in the past few years are still in boxes.

 

A lot of these I am waiting to tackle until I get my own place (hopefully in the next few months), so that is a plus.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:05 PM

I doubt it.  You probably have backlog paralysis just like I do.


It's more the 'two weeks driving, two days home' schedule that keeps me from ripping into them.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:27 PM

My main backlog is DVDs yet to watch from Christmas, plus three Pringles tubes to eat through and I got one and a half Manga books to read through (One piece volumes 87 & 88)

 

On the TF side, there's a couple of Seige figures I want to get but I'm kind of waiting for the moment, along with plans to buy the most resent Studio series Optimus Prime and Jetfire, but I'm not going all out on Studio series as I'm not a big fan of the movies desgins, example, Starscream, no matter how I look at him, I can't help but think Gorllia or fatso, I know some would argue about the mass displacement thing, but I can't help but think its a bad desgin, much like how I dislike ROTF leader Megatron desgin and it took TLK for another movie Megatron to join the ranks of my collection.


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Posted Yesterday, 03:39 AM

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 Yesterday, 12:51 PM

Movies - I'm going to be alternating between new releases and older films for my movie review column for the next while, meaning I *have to* watch 2 - 3 movies a month from my backlog. If it's a physical disc and I don't like it, it's going out the door, either to E-Bay or Goodwill. If it's on iTunes, I'm deleting it once I can figure out how after the latest updates. 

 

Books - Slowly starting back to chipping away at everything. 

 

Comics - Ditto. 





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