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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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#6581 Paladin

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 05:07 PM


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 12:08 AM

Dan Olson's Bad New Year's Eve Idea:
 


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 01:23 AM

Oh, hey, that's the Folding Ideas guy *follows*


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 03:40 AM

Continued:

 

It's like a Neil Breen or Tommy Wiseau film: unintentionally autobiographical because the author lacks the skill to write outside their own perception, outside their own voice.https://t.co/clK7hZBuNy

— Dan Olson (@FoldableHuman) January 1, 2019

I guess part of this I should contextualize that back in 2011/2012 I spent a lot of time on the TGWTG forums trying to explain that bad copyright laws like SOPA and flawed systems like Content ID weren't created "to target reviewers"

— Dan Olson (@FoldableHuman) January 1, 2019

Doug's whole "where's the fair use?" hashtag took off after they had to deal with a rash of fraudulent copyright claims that resulted in a channel strike, and it's worth noting that people lying about holding copyright in order to harass you is not, in fact, a fair use issue.

— Dan Olson (@FoldableHuman) January 1, 2019

Also "what if every woman in the movie is attracted to me, the hero?" is, incidentally, a common element across Breen, Wiseau, and Walker.

— Dan Olson (@FoldableHuman) January 1, 2019

Anyway, that was a weird and slightly unsettling half hour trip.

— Dan Olson (@FoldableHuman) January 1, 2019

Okay, that one I will dispute - no woman is attracted to Doug in the movie. But that's because sexuality is either played for bad jokes... or everyone's too misanthropic to be attracted to each other.

— Linkara (@Linkara19) January 1, 2019

Maybe I misheard the dialogue because I was still screaming about the contrast being cranked so high that Doug's suit turned into a solid field of black, but we all got the impression that Lindsay's intro is very much she flirts with Doug and the joke is he's oblivious.

— Dan Olson (@FoldableHuman) January 1, 2019

and that was pretty much the point we bailed out.

— Dan Olson (@FoldableHuman) January 1, 2019

I'd love to see him do a Folding Ideas on it but that's unlikely given his friendship with Lindsay, he probably wouldn't want to bring up something so personally bad to her, and also he doesn't deserve to sit through that movie more times to prep the episode.


Edited by Detour, 01 January 2019 - 04:07 AM.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 07:10 AM


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 08:48 AM

The two Gundamcember's have both been disappointing. Just this weird mix of half facts, bias and lack of optimism. It was hard to sit through him doing "0083 was my first Gundam and here's why it's so great!"



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Posted 01 January 2019 - 03:43 PM


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:23 AM

 

Y'know, I'd never seen this guy's videos before this, but I've been in a big anime mood lately, so I checked out a few.

And I don't know if it's him I find annoying, or if I'm just completely over the NC house-style of reviewing (synopsis, joke, synopsis, movie clip, pedantic arguing with whatever was said in the clip, synopsis, self-referential joke, synopsis, yell about something). But at least one of those two things is true.


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:37 AM

I liked him when he just dished it out on schlocky anime but lately he's more about overanalyzing the merits and oeuvre of titninja animu makers so I haven't watched him in months...


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:23 AM

I did like his review of Big Guy and Rusty. You could tell that he loved the show and was having fun with it.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:53 AM

He has done that the thing lately where a reviewer starts to think they're deeper than they are and it makes watching boring. I still haven't finished watching his review of Wolf's Rain because he now basically does these really weird reviews where he wants to go in depth...but avoid spoilers.

 

For a guy whose shtick was 'No modern anime so we can instead look at overlooked stuff', he's at the point where it now seems to be a lot of looks at recent stuff he wants to gush about. And the gushy episodes thus make it really awkward when he looks at something like Swat Kats and does the Doug Walker 'I have no nostalgia for this so it's crap.' The Big Guy and Rusty episode was mentioned and there he's tripping over himself to insist on layers of subtext. Same with 0083.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:04 PM


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 10:59 AM

Been trying to get into the work of Tony Goldmark/Some Jerk With A Camera. I didn't expect to get much out of it given I don't really do theme parks but his stuff is actually pretty good. However, have 3 issues.

 

1. A lot of his stuff exists from a time when he was picked up by Channel Awesome. And it is really awkward how often he praises that and Doug across his videos given how things now stand. In particular, his BTTF 3 parter has a running joke about Doug being his abusive boss...yikes.

 

2. Sometimes the skits run a bit too long. In particular, one video has half it's run time given over to him having a breakdown upon discovering Disney mascots are just humans in costumes. Like it could have been a fun joke but he just keeps going and going with it.

 

3. One Movie Later. I dropped Brad over who he sided with on Change the Channel so been looking for a new vlog movie review series. The premise is good (Tony talks about what he's expecting a movie to be like, then expects about what he actually got). The problem is he involves at least 6 people in every episode and that gets pretty awkward. People hogging the conversation, people staring daggers at one another...again, yikes.





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