April showers bring- wait, it's April already?!
I know, it's crazy. You're certainly welcome. :-)
Remember that early episode of SpongeBob in which Plankton claimed to be teaching him how to be "assertive", but he was really teaching him to be a jerk to drive everyone away, and Sponge chose to be kind in the end? Based on the entitled people stories I hear, a lot of people need to watch that episode because they somehow think being rude, mean-spirited, and selfish is them standing up for themselves and should be praised. Yelling at a fast food cashier until they cry or making threats & slurs at someone on the Internet for some incredibly minor thing is not praiseworthy. The rude people in these stories are always so shocked that people don't take their side and cheer them on for being hateful and mean. Raidra (talk) 13:02, April 5, 2020 (UTC)
- This is what happens when you let Logan Paul write your product descriptions.
- (You could argue they were referring to the color of the handle before wrapping and not the color of the wrapping- until you see this: https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/fruit-ninja-black-handle-foam-katana/nugnf1) Raidra (talk) 21:54, April 7, 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, you too!
That's good! Mine was good too. I had some chocolate and edible Easter grass. The only downside was the restaurant that advertised their great Easter deal refused to take orders. My aunt would call them, they'd claim it would be an hour before they could take orders, she'd wait an hour, and then they'd tell her again she'd have to wait an hour even though she already had (Apparently they wouldn't even take names to see who had already waited an hour). Finally we just went to the Burger King drive-through and it was great. It reminds me of this video.
It's called "Walking Small" (spoofing the name of a movie called Walking Tall). I love the description, " In this episode, Plankton tricks SpongeBob into becoming assertive so he can build his Mega Bucket." Let's see, that episode came out... (looks at air date) oh, wow! Well, time stops for no one!
Geedis is it
It's cool how people can come together and solve mysteries. It's also interesting how a lot of times the people who knew things only stayed silent for so long because they had no idea people were interested in the work. I agree, those are well done.
No problem! :-)
"You know, in Italy, they let you park anywhere!" You notice you're not in Italy? I like how the officer shoos the viewer away at the end.
Well, I've arrived at Shalour City after getting completely lost in Reflection Cave (In fairness, I saved while in the cave and then came back to it later & didn't remember where things were, so I didn't immediately get lost). After exploring a little, I'll battle Korrina... after being forced to participate in a lengthy, required side quest... involving a mechanic/plot point I could honestly give a flying Figy Berry about... :-/ Raidra (talk) 21:03, April 16, 2020 (UTC)
Ten Days: from the Makers of Fortnight
Hello! We have our aches and pains, but we've been doing well. Luckily the local ice cream parlor is still open, so we can go there if we want. Ah, the fun of writing final papers! I recently noted that if there's no ceremony for my nephew's graduation, then at least there won't be a repeat of what happened four years ago. Raidra (talk) 16:25, April 27, 2020 (UTC)
(JonTron screams, "Oh, my god!" to the tune of "The Circle of Life")
I have a comment I could make, but I'm sure you've already thought of the joke too, so I won't. First off, it looks like even without the game over screen, there's a bunch wrong with that game (Why is "the ultimate killing machine" just a giant, severed yet still living head?). I can understand the mindset that created it, but yeah, it's bad. That game over screen is a huge candle on the cake of video game wrongness. It is interesting and I think overall Nexpo did a good job of presenting the incident, with my only issue being I wish he hadn't shown the screen in question repeatedly. Raidra (talk) 23:16, April 28, 2020 (UTC)
- I'll see your controversial game over screen and raise you a controversial Scrabble ad (I thought of this this morning because someone mentioned Scrabble). Raidra (talk) 14:36, April 29, 2020 (UTC)
Saban's Virtual Graduation Troopers
Hello! I agree, it's interesting. A lot of it is probably based on how often the letters are used in everyday conversation, but I still have questions. When I was growing up there was a game show version of Scrabble too. In looking up the Wikipedia article to find the exact years it ran, I found this tidbit- "A board game based on this version was released by Selchow & Righter as TV Scrabble in 1987." ~looks around perplexed while crickets chirp in the background~
I've discovered a channel called Jamaican Snuggie which has a guy, either alone or with his friend, react to episodes of SpongeBob and it is great! Last night I laughed in bed watching their "Fry Cook Games" and "Suds" reactions. Also, I love how he uses the mirror. I wish I'd thought of that for my reactions. Raidra (talk) 20:09, May 9, 2020 (UTC)
- I had a thought. Do you think all Starter, Legendary, and Mythical Pokemon should have their own signature moves? Some of them do, so I thought it might be neat if they all did. You could extend it to the Eeveelutions too, though extending it to pseudo-legendary Pokemon might be taking it a bit too far. Raidra (talk) 14:46, May 10, 2020 (UTC)
Go, Go JonTron Rangers!
It's a little early, but congratulations! :-D
I only learned in the last year or so that Johnny Yong Bosch, who played Adam, the second Black Power Ranger, has a notable voice acting career. I only found out about his voice acting because of a game JohneAwesome was playing. A character reappeared after a long absence and Johne noted, "Oh, it's Johnny Yong Bosch!" I thought, "Wait, is it?!" because even by JohneAwesome standards it sounded too random not to be real. Sure enough, Bosch has had numerous voice acting roles, sometimes voicing main characters.
Anime America occasionally uploads what they call Insanimania videos (sort of their version of a YouTube Poop), and recently they uploaded an Insanimania YouTuber edition. Raidra (talk) 22:01, May 12, 2020 (UTC)
The Rubber Band Man's wacky cousin
I love how they're in a studio like they're a serious recording session! Then again, one shouldn't do things halfway! I wonder how much you have to practice to master that. In any case, here's a greeting for the day- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyNeo57tlog
- I thought of something earlier today. From time to time you hear about a popular book getting a movie adaptation that bombs. Usually it's because the adaptation was botched and/or production value was low, but I realized that other times there may be another factor. A while back you found an article explaining that a lot of these book lists were rigged and just because a book is on the "best-seller list" doesn't mean it's good/popular. Like I said, a lot of times poor reception of an adaption is caused by shoddy production, but now I wonder how often people hate the movie because they didn't like the book either. Pity if you can the studios who buy the movie rights to a book thinking, "This will be gold!" and then the movie bombs because it turns out people didn't really like the book in the first place. Raidra (talk) 21:55, May 21, 2020 (UTC)
Percy Jackson waits to see if he got a B+ or failed
That's all right; I know how hectic it can be. Looking at previous messages, it looks like your graduation is one week away. My nephew graduated last week. They had to do a virtual one, but my brother sent us the link so we could watch.
Hopefully it'll be good and not a mess. Speaking of Disney, I seem to recall someone claiming that the reason Disney was making live-action remakes of animated movies was they were "running out of ideas." I realized that doesn't make sense because until the mid-90s, most of their movies were inspired by pre-existing folktales ("Snow White", "Cinderella", "The Little Mermaid", etc.) and books (The Jungle Book, Mary Poppins, The Fox and The Hound, etc.). The live-action remakes seem like lazy cash grabs instead of a lack of ideas because there are still numerous folktales they could do something with. There are dozens if not hundreds of Grimms Tales they haven't done anything with, and Hans Christian Andersen still has quite a few stories too (such as "The Tinderbox"). Moana and Coco showed that they can take inspiration from other cultures, so they literally have a world of possibilities. Why not adapt some Korean, Brazilian, African, or Native American folktales? I've also heard it claimed that Disney was buying other companies because they were running out of ideas. That one makes more sense, but it's still odd when you consider all the public domain folktales they could adapt. Raidra (talk) 16:27, May 22, 2020 (UTC)
- Speaking of stories, here's one- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmtcsK0bNnk Raidra (talk) 23:05, May 25, 2020 (UTC)
- The first part of the image on the right shows my conceptual art of Poke Balls for each Pokemon type. The rest of the page is the result of me looking up color blindness charts and becoming interested in Poke Balls around the same time. It's interesting that there's a form of color blindness that makes yellow appear to be pink. Raidra (talk) 00:23, May 29, 2020 (UTC)
The Pizza and Circumstance Marches
Congratulations! :-D It sounds like they included elements of traditional graduations while making it personal, so that's great. Incidentally, here's a drawing I made of a video quote you liked.
That's definitely one of the most notable things about the story. I read a modern telling that made the three dogs smaller with eyes which were smaller, but still large (For instance, the second dog was described as having eyes as big as clocks, or maybe it was plates, rather than as big as water wheels). "She neglects to blacken her teeth." ~dramatic music plays~ I know that's the equivalent of a someone doing tooth whitening or something, but it still sounds funny. I'd say someone out there could do a wonderful adaption of the story. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind- the classic film which had an English adaptation so badly botched that it prompted someone to send Weinstein a katana as a warning not to pull crud like that again. Raidra (talk) 00:23, May 30, 2020 (UTC)
- Oh, I almost forgot to share this. I thought the last twenty seconds of this video were hilarious. He's trying to shake that monster off his back, but it looks so much like he's getting down with his bad self X-D Raidra (talk) 00:33, May 30, 2020 (UTC)
"Scrabble is the Scrabble for PlayStation One..."
Hello! How have you been? We've been doing well. I'm glad you like it! :-D
"Why don't we scramble chemistry?" I'm pretty sure that's what created The Green Goblin, not to mention most of the things in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. The Scrabble Anarchy box claiming nothing mattered reminded me of the Whose Line Is It Anyway? installment of "Scenes from a Hat" asking for versions of Whose Line in other countries. Greg Proops came on and said he was doing the French version where nothing mattered (around 2:07 in this video).
I recently remembered that I had previously made a drawing inspired by the dogs from "The Tinderbox". I have a character who can temporarily create creatures from his life-force (I got the idea here), and I thought it would be interesting if he could create versions of the Tinderbox dogs. Ss you can tell by the names and those big eyes, the Tunderbox trio is on the bottom. I regretted making the smaller one reddish, so the small brown box under its chest is the color I plan to make it whenever I have it in an actual comic. The top three are his versions of the dogs from another story I discovered called "The Three Dogs" which has one of those "What the huh?!" endings. It's not a bad ending, but it's one of those that makes you think, "Um...okay, that happened." Raidra (talk) 01:41, June 12, 2020 (UTC)
- I just thought of this video, ChavezzSlovakia's reaction to an Internet Historian video (The woman with him is Skitten, his wife and another reaction YouTuber). Raidra (talk) 02:06, June 17, 2020 (UTC)
The Deadly Trial of the 150 Cartoon Moles!
I've seen the one about the Fyre Festival and the one about Fallout 76 (Wow, those were messes!). I thought you might like the one I linked to because of the Justin Whang cameo. From what little I know, the KONY 2012 thing turned out to be a whole lot of nothing because the organization didn't do anything to combat the dictator. I guess it raised awareness, but that was it.
I know just the kind you mean. Sometimes you question if there was a misprint in the book because you turn the page and no, there's isn't any more, the story just ended. While I'll have to think of some more specific examples, I can say that my aunt and I were frustrated at the way an episode of the crime drama Without A Trace ended. The episode dealt with a sad real-life issue, which is that missing white women are often given more attention in the media than women of other races or men of any race. There were two mothers with missing children, but one was given more attention by the news (Our heroes treated both cases equally). At the end, a body was discovered (The audience, of course, didn't see the body). The hero went to where the two mothers were waiting, they arose to learn whose body had been discovered, and then...cut to the end credits. My aunt and I just stared and then asked, "Wait, that's it?! We don't find out!?" We tuned in the next week thinking it was a two-parter, but nope, it was never revealed! It was a good premise for an episode because it raised awareness of an issue, but that ending though...
That's good. I've heard some people say they liked it and others say they didn't, so I'm glad you're enjoying it. I was just telling Luigifan100 that it would be nice if the Crown Tundra DLC introduced a new Eeveelution (If not then this will be the first even-numbered generation without a new one). In the meanwhile, go be the best Diglett wrangler there ever was! Raidra (talk) 23:23, June 19, 2020 (UTC)
The Most Mysterious Isle of Armor on the Internet
That's the right attitude. It's irritating when people spoil things, or when people spoil themselves and then complain there weren't any surprises. I don't get the people who purposely look up leaks and then complain that there weren't any surprises. That's like the people who look up video game cheats and then complain the games weren't hard enough.
Oh, I forgot about that one! Yes, that was another good one. It really is a fascinating story. It's a study in how hype can derail projects by setting unrealistic expectations, how companies can work to regain the customer's trust, etc. Speaking of damage control, have you ever read about the Chicago Tylenol Murders/Tylenol Scare of 1982?
I love how these mysteries have serious investigation and it's not just, "I know this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy's cousin who said he had lunch with a guy whose friend had a co-worker who had a copy of this!" Speaking of supposed mysteries, I saw someone mention someone named John Titor. I looked it up and the Wikipedia entry states, "Titor made numerous vague and specific predictions regarding calamitous events in 2004 and beyond, including a nuclear war, none of which came true." ~insert theme from Curb Your Enthusiasm~ It also noted, "When questioned about [his predictions] by an online subscriber, Titor also expressed an interest in mysteries such as UFOs, which he claimed remained unexplained in his time." It's annoying when you ask someone to explain something and they start talking about something completely unrelated. Raidra (talk) 15:42, June 26, 2020 (UTC)
Zeraora is here until it isn't, but then it is
The title I wrote reminds me of this song. Also, talking about Pokemon and spoilers reminded me of TyranitarTube's playthrough of Pokemon Reborn (a fan game with some very serious issues). He comically keeps blaming a character named Shade for everything bad. He entered a building and something, presumably a Spoink, called, "Sp..." Ttar claimed, "It's Shade! He was saying, 'Spoilers- I was in here!'" X-D
"Your challenge is to defeat the Zeraora! Come on, try! You can do it! Try harder! Oh, wait, actually, people before you already did, so never mind!" I think it's nice that they have a way to get these Pokemon (either the Raid Battle ones or the Home gift ones) that requires the player to do something other than try to find a specific store that offers them. What do you think of the new tutor moves? If you want to check them all out, here's a list- https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Category:The_Isle_of_Armor_tutor_moves
Here's your stupid thing of the week. Last night I learned that back in 2005, Burger King in the United Kingdom had to replace its ice cream cone lids because some guy thought they were offensive. ~rubs head~ Apparently America isn't the only country with an "I'm offended!" movement. Raidra (talk) 15:37, July 2, 2020 (UTC)
- I just had my first drink of a beverage called tonic water (Watch out if you try it because it's fizzy and you might end up spilling it), and I'll have to flavor the rest of the bottle to drink it. It's supposed to have medical benefits and maybe it does because its scent reminded me of the stuff they use to disinfect your arm before inserting the needle at the...um...the human fruit punch donor center. Your first thought after trying a soft drink should not be, "I bet this is what iodine tastes like." Raidra (talk) 03:16, July 3, 2020 (UTC)
You scream, I scream, we all scream at hateful whiners
That brings up a thought. Do they have events in which it's exclusively one form or another, or do they have events that alternate which form you can get? It'd be nice if it were the latter since you'd have a 50/50 chance of getting the form you want.
I think it's interesting how a lot of them have secondary effects (such as potentially causing a burn or eliminating the terrain) or have different power based on other factors (like whether a specific type of terrain is in effect). I also think the move Poltergeist is hilarious (I imagine it being like this commercial).
That sounds like a cool way to see different types of fan games! There are some creative people out there. I'm sure there are some jerks too, but there are a lot of creative people.
Exactly. You notice too that his defense for getting and staying angry was basically, "I don't care, I know what I saw!" ~rolls eyes~ It's irritating when companies or even franchises scrape and bow to people like that, but ignore people who have a real problem. It reminds me of the episode of Whose Line Is It Anyway? in which Wayne Brady made a somewhat inappropriate joke and got one of those "Oh, that's just wrong!" boos from the audience, but then someone else made a more offensive joke and didn't get the same response. Wayne came back on stage and asked, "So you're okay with that." Raidra (talk) 23:52, July 3, 2020 (UTC)
Pokemon Amped Sword & Low Key Shield
That makes sense. It's also interesting to think that the Toxitricity forms are ordinarily not version exclusives, but the ones in the Gigantamax raid are.
I enjoy binge watching TyranitarTube's Super Mario Maker 2 videos. I should watch his videos of the first Super Mario Maker as well (This odd meme captures a dramatic moment from one of them- https://www.reddit.com/r/TyranitarTube/comments/gel5fd/my_name_isspring_no/). Another playlist that's good is JohneAwesome's playthrough of Pokemon Platinum. There's a part in which the Honey Man exclaims, "They tried to take my sweet, sweet honey!" and Johne jokes, "Awww, he still calls his wife Honey! Oh, wait, he meant the actual honey..." Ironically there now is a wife named Honey. I just love how someone asked, "What should we call Mustard's wife?" and someone decided on Honey.
I have a playlist of reaction material in the vein of the Instant Regret playlist, and the latest video I added to it is the wonder that is TriangleBob TrianglePants. I just love how confused Alan is at the beginning. Raidra (talk) 01:15, July 9, 2020 (UTC)
Honey Mustard- a Love Affair
You notice that in one part, SoaD out-and-out tells someone, "That's not our song," and the guy still asks if they're the ones who did it? ~face palms~ Sure, because when a band automatically tells you they didn't do a song, you should still ask anyway just to be sure. (sighs) I saw people mention Weird Al songs being misattributed, and as a fan, I know just what they mean. Apparently there are people who think any parody must have been done by Al (I've even seen people attribute songs by Cletus T. Judd, the country music equivalent of Weird Al, to Al because the idea of two prominent parody artists seems to be too much for them to handle). That's a shame because A) it robs the people who really did the songs of credit and B) some of the songs are very off-color and it gives people the wrong impression of Al (who has generally had a clean career).
I laughed when I realized that. I'm disappointed their son wasn't named Sauce or something. It's not one of those original language things either because while he's called Hydrangea in Japanese, his parents are still Mustard and Honey.
The other day my aunt and I ate at Perkins and went to check out Trotwood's new library (which is close to where the old one was). I'm glad it was open because the grand re-opening had been delayed. It's disorienting because it looks different from what I'd gotten used to, but I'll get used to the new one too. Raidra (talk) 13:44, July 12, 2020 (UTC)