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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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Posted 12 June 2020 - 01:35 PM

Just a reminder, new episodes out tonight.

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Posted 12 June 2020 - 10:10 PM

Three episodes in! :)

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Posted 12 June 2020 - 11:39 PM

Binged today, loved it - though I hoped for more Jamack. 



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Posted 22 June 2020 - 06:34 PM

Some thoughts...

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 07:48 PM

Some of it is probably rushes through a bit because you never know how long Netflix will keep you on.

There was a lot of great stuff this season.

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 09:51 AM

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 03:50 AM

Urgh, I got click baited. (Fell for click bait?)



I didn't actually watch the video but the title has me watching season 2 of Kipo. I'd like to ask if that's really true (if Kipo does something better than Steven Universe) but even if I get an answer from you guys, I can't read it until I finish the season.

First ep so far. Were jaguar only? Not a chimera? Boo! Also, good thing the boys are not of legal age, haha.

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 04:01 AM

I felt it was true, yes. I took away the same impression at the end of the season, making the same comparison to SU, and knew what element the video was referring to from the title before watching it.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 02 August 2020 - 04:01 AM.

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 02 August 2020 - 12:50 PM

Ok, I'm done with S2. It was great! Better than S1. They really should have put more of the backstory there because I'm all about Hugo.

I think I was shocked the most about the mod frogs. I don't think that could be redeemed. That was very dark.

Do we still put spoiler spaces?

On the above video... I'm still not sure what Kipo did better than Steven Universe or the relation but I'm going to say, the backstory? Specifically the history parts? Cuz it was a mother life of a mystery.

But SU did it better because, I think. There was more storytelling and seeded in a lot of eps to make the mystery. In Kipo, I think it was more dumped in two eps (at Ryan Gosling Rachel McAdams and then at dinner time).

But I'll watch the video and see...

Oh I'm still erk-ing a bit about the sudden music with lyrics being put in. Might work with more apt music but it seems disruptive to me.

Is there a term for it? The other show I can remember that did it is Static Shock, when there was suddenly some rap or hip-hop music being inserted. I mean, I can't explain it. It's sorta not the same as, say, You Got the Touch suddenly playing at Hot Rod vs Galvatron in TFTM, but then, is it?



Edit - saw the video. I was waaaay off. But I did mention the mod frogs sooo, er, it was in the back of my head? Haha.

While I'd still like a redemption, I guess real life has the same punishment. This being a cartoon, I'm sure a redemption arc can possibly be made.

Also, I totally thought of the Powerpuff Girl's Mojo JoJo. Honestly, it was totally there.

Also, yeah, I'm glad I continued watching. (Does Owl House get more epic? )

Edited by Fero McPigletron, 02 August 2020 - 01:10 PM.

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Episodes here


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Posted 02 August 2020 - 06:30 PM

I'd refer to it as an insert song. I think I enjoyed it more in S1 than in S2 for some intangible execution reasons, but I was fine with it; it offered a couple of really incredible "Don't lose your way" moments. The fight scenes in this series are one of the things I just can't not love and although nothing in S2 was as impactful as the final fight in S1, they have a rhythm to them that I think is complemented well by the music choices. 

 

And I should clarify, I don't think Kipo is doing anything on that makes it a better show on balance than SU simply because it handles one theme in a particular way. But I do think it's the most nuanced treatment of this idea I've seen in a recent cartoon. Something the video doesn't add that Cabooceratops and I talked about after seeing the show is that they still save Scarlemagne from Disney Villaining himself in his own trap. 

 

SU is just one of the few cases in cartoons of a hero who genuinely tries to do everything right in terms of bringing the villain around to reason, so most shows aren't in the running for the next step of asking what happens when you do everything right and it's just not enough.


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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