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Let's Go Rag on Games Unfairly

Yay for both!

That's a good point. I do remember some criticism for the Let's Go games, with people grumbling about how the games would be "oversimplified" and it was "more Gen I pandering". I think people shut up when it was released, though. The stupidest thing I heard was some lunatic, using the "You'll see! You'll all see!" tone that lunatics with zero evidence use, ranting about how Game Freak was going to make every future Pokémon game in the style of the Let's Go games. Do Sword & Shield, New Pokémon Snap, Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus look like the Let's Go style to you? You also make very good points about LGPE having less features than the previous remakes. There's really no reason for them to leave out those parts you mentioned (or to water them down). If they have Let's Go Johto games, I hope they'll have more content. It does seem like they're making SwSh their lightning rod of hatred for some reason.

You're certainly welcome. :-) It's funny that we had our talk pages archived at about the same time. I noticed that the last time I archived your page, I made a Power Rangers reference. I recently wrote a story, on another site, called "Two lunatics talking about Power Rangers". I'm not going to give a summary because there's no need when the title is that cool. ;-) Raidra (talk) 15:19, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

Top Ten Most Satisfying Rock Snake Deaths in Anime

Just remember, one-eyed Onix, that all you had to do to avoid this was not squeeze and eat innocent children! That was short and satisfying! It's great to see the connection between Emily and Eddy too, and the description was great as usual. :-D Raidra (talk) 03:01, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

I don't know what game this is depicting, but I thought it was funny- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TP6kER1MAw&pp=sAQA Raidra (talk) 23:35, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

The tender warmth of my beating favicon

It depends how much you want to happen.

I hadn't thought about that, but you're right. Other games get more attention, but I think we can all agree Town with No Name has the most famous sliding a drink across the bar scene in video game history.

"That using the site will give you heartburn?" X-D Well, some creepypastas are bad enough to cause ingestion! I guess it's supposed to represent a heart full of passion. Then again, maybe the person responsible had been watching Rocky IV. The scene with Drago getting injected gets me every time because even though I stay up to date on my shots and am a human fruit punch donor, I hate needles and watching people getting injected. Every time I watch that scene I think, "No...no...OHHH!" I heard some network somewhere cut out that scene.

Also from Rocky IV, here are a couple related notes from IMDb:

  • Sylvester Stallone decided that for the shooting of the fight, he and Dolph Lundgren should hit one another for real, so as to increase the intensity of the scene. After doing three takes of Rocky taking shots to ribs, Stallone felt a burning in his chest, but ignored it. Later that night, he had difficulty breathing and was taken to a nearby emergency room. It was discovered that his blood pressure was over 200, and he had to be flown on a low-altitude flight from Canada to St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, where he remained in intensive care for four days. What had happened was that Lundgren had punched him so hard in the chest, Stallone's heart had slammed up against his breastbone and began to swell, cutting off the blood supply and restricting the oxygen flow throughout the body.
  • During a practice round, Sylvester Stallone told Dolph Lundgren to "really go at it" like how normal boxers do for 15 seconds. He ended up with a swelling pericardia sac around his heart and had to be rushed to the emergency room by plane. His insurance company thought he was faking it, saying that his injuries looked more "from head-on collisions when the steering wheels hit you in the chest". Stallone replied, "Have you seen Dolph Lundgren?! That's a truck! That's a steering wheel! That's a head-on collision!" His insurance company honored the claim soon after that.

Moral: Don't ask big muscular European guys to hit you no matter how realistic you want a scene to be.

While one or two parts are inappropriate, the way these people responded to scammers had me dead.

I was thinking recently about the comedians, TV shows, etc. who make jokes that only people who had seen a recent movie or show would get, yet expect everyone to get them. There's nothing wrong with making niche jokes as long as you understand they're for a niche audience. If you make a niche joke thinking everyone will get it, you're going to get a lot of blank stares. Raidra (talk) 23:06, 7 August 2021 (UTC)

Please welcome Mister and Misses Drink!

Since a lot of scammers nowadays use pre-recorded messages & responses, it's very fitting for someone to mess with them using pre-corded clips!

Definitely. Here's a great example, not from me, but from TheMysteriousMrEnter. He had previously reviewed a spoof of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (I haven't seen it, but from the clip he showed it looked like someone had taken an episode and dubbed over it), and now he had a segment about a joke he didn't get and people had to explain to him. One character asked a passing character if he wanted to buy some apples, and the other character replied, "I'm American!" (crickets chirp) Fans had explained that that character was nicknamed "Dr. Whooves" by some fans because his appearance was based on one of the actors from Dr. Who (a show which has run for decades). This actor was not British, so the joke some Dr. Who fans had was everything he said was a reminder that he wasn't British. So there you go- it was a joke for the MLP fans who knew about a background pony's design origin and also knew the joke that some fans of a completely different franchise had made about one particular actor and his nationality versus the nationality of the other actors. (Crickets chirp) Enter said that while he now understood the joke, it still wasn't funny. He showed a clip from a video game, then asked, "What did that show other than I could reference a video game?!" For some reason that was in a video about mistakes he had made. I don't think it's a mistake to be confused by a joke only a handful of people could be expected to get. At least some entertainers have the decency to make a joke/reference and explain, "That's an in-joke," or, "You had to have been there!" so you realize, "Oh, thank goodness there's a reason I have no clue what he/she is talking about!"

Something I've also seen is people ruining their own joke by either tacking on an unnecessary and inappropriate follow-up or continuing to drone on when the joke would have been funniest several punchlines ago. Sometimes this happens when the comedian seems to have a vendetta against whoever or whatever they're joking about. They just keep on making insulting remarks and you realize, "Oh, you're not joking anymore, you're just being a petty whiner and hoping people won't notice." :-/ Raidra (talk) 18:53, 13 August 2021 (UTC)

Whenever you struggle with writing a story, just be reassured that you'll probably never create anything with an ending this bizarre- https://flamintales.fandom.com/wiki/You_Would_Not_Believe_Your_Eyes The author's note at the beginning says it all. Raidra (talk) 02:41, 22 August 2021 (UTC)

Fired up for Houndoom

I did and they look good. I've heard people rag on Flint in Diamond & Pearl because he only had two Fire-type Pokémon. In all fairness, I like how all his Pokémon had a Fire-type move, and it is interesting (and potentially more challenging) for an opponent to have Pokémon of different types. It's interesting to see different PokeTubers react to the same announcements. I thought it was funny that HoopsandHipHop was excited about stickers for the Poke Balls and customizable clothing. I'm looking forward to seeing what the regional forms evolve into or from, and how many different ancient Poke Balls/Apricorn Balls there are. One of the biggest surprises is learning Sinnoh had a different name in ancient times. It makes you wonder if it's the same for other regions.

Speaking of the Underground, according to Bulbapedia the Explorer Kit has a hammer and a pickaxe, a map and a radar, and storage containers. Now look at this illustration and tell me if the pictured tools look like a hammer, pickaxe, map, or radar to you.

Exactly! Sometimes you just stare at the screen wondering, "What is the point of this!?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKe4DhsIcsw , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go5wle3_G5k

Here's something else I thought of. Sometimes children's cartoons have jokes & references meant for adults. I'm not talking about raunchy jokes, though sometimes children's cartoons have those. I'm talking about jokes & references that most children wouldn't get, such as Nosferatu appearing in SpongeBob, Animaniacs mentioning Heidi Fleiss and Hedy Lamarr, or Johnny Bravo episodes quoting from Animal Farm by George Orwell, spoofing surfing movies from the 1960s, or blatantly ripping off Freaks or Some Like It Hot. It's cool and acknowledges that the cartoons have viewers of different ages. What's irritating is when makers of children's cartoons have adult references, then try to dodge criticism by saying their cartoon "shouldn't be taken seriously because it's just for kids." ~stares~ One, that's lame, and two, then why in blazes are there adult references?! Raidra (talk) 02:43, 24 August 2021 (UTC)

Hot Cross Bunny

I agree. Here's something else that's weird- the unused sprite for the Wepear Berry in Pokémon Go versus the regular Wepear Berry design.

I can understand why it was unused. Seriously, had the person who designed that not ever seen the Wepear Berry before?

  • Wakko: (eats some object I don't remember; let's say paperweight)
  • CEO: Give me back my paperweight!
  • Wakko: (somewhat embarrassed) Okay, but you'll have to wait a while!
  • Yakko: (blows kiss to audience) Goodnight, everybody!
  • CEO: Ew!

Interestingly enough there was an episode of Hey Arnold! with a scene touching on how adult jokes can backfire. It's been a long time since I saw it, but I think it went something like this.

  • Helga: So she's in her lingerie and she sees the Chinese food, and she says, "Take-out? I thought you said you wanted to make out!"
  • (Classmates stare in stunned silence)
  • Stinky: I reckon that's the most inappropriate story I've ever heard! Raidra (talk) 02:32, 31 August 2021 (UTC)

Reply to "Hey, Arnold, that joke was hilarious!"

I think both cartoons frequently make lists of things you didn't notice in cartoons until years later.

The unused sprite for the Pokémon Go Bluk Berry isn't bad. I was tempted to guess the Bluk Berry wasn't included because it had no effect and was only used for Berry Blending, Berry Crushing, and Poffin Cooking, but then I remembered that also used to be the case with the Razz, Nanab, and Pinap Berries. They didn't do a dang thing until they were added to Pokémon GO, and they didn't have any effect in the main games until LGPE. Maybe one guy came up with effects for those three Berries, but when he was asked to create effects for the Bluk and Wepear Berries, he snapped, "Why do I have to come up with the effects for every Tree Fruit?! Why don't you come up with effects for the last two?!" and the other guy was too lazy to do it.

Speaking of Go, I've read about the conditions they came up with to get some Pokémon to evolve, and I think this SpongeBob clip sums it up- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNOkS_bfFo8 Raidra (talk) 02:38, 5 September 2021 (UTC)

  • In doing world-building, I’ve wondered if criminal gangs, superhero teams, etc. could have rewards programs like Club Nintendo or something. Raidra (talk) 16:03, 5 September 2021 (UTC)

Snarling at disappointing items

That’s okay.  I hope things are going well. :-)

Sounds interesting. Now that I think about it, there's probably more lost media from that period than people realize.  For instance, I think there are books reprinting Chester Gould's entire run on Dick Tracy (Chester Gould was the creator of Dick Tracy and worked on the strip from October 1931 until almost the end of 1977), and there's a website that archives stories from 2001 to the present day, but when it comes to the 1980s-1990s, there's nothing.  There are books and online articles that mention characters from that period, but you're hard-pressed to find anything more than that, so it's almost as if that era never existed. Maybe they think people can just go to a college library and look up reprints of the Tribune if they're interested in reading them?  I think a lot of people somehow think media from that period isn't worth making easily consumable because it's not vintage enough to be considered classic and it's not modern enough to be considered "hip".  I feel a lot of people are being cheated.

I recently found this comment on Reddit that sums up some things we've been talking about recently: "Seriously. She likely told her husband she was joking, but people really [bleeping] use that word wrong.  Who was the audience for that 'joke?' What was the punchline? If nobody is laughing, how the [bleep] is it a joke?"  Also, I forget if I mentioned this already, but there are also some attempts at humor so bad you wonder, "What even was the joke there?"

"Oh, boy, I can't wait to see what's in the Lock Capsule!"  "You received TM95 (Snarl)!" "(shrugs and looks confused while the theme from Curb Your Enthusiasm plays)"  "I entrust the Technical Machine in the Lock Capsule to a trustworthy Trainer in the Unova region. Don't allow it to fall into the hands of villains like Team Rocket." "Hey, N, I got something for ya!"  It does make you wonder what the intention was.  They could have done something more with it, but it seems like they dropped the ball. Also, is it just me or do the two sprites make it look like the one sprite is just a part that fits in the other sprite? (Not a complaint by any means, just an observation.  It looks like you’d have to unlock both parts to get what’s inside) Raidra (talk) 17:02, 16 September 2021 (UTC)

Oh, and one more thing. I started playing a pre-owned copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf and now I'm living a double life (That sentence sounds like the title of a Reddit creepypasta, but no, it's the truth). I started playing and I wondered why I wasn't appointed mayor & why some of my donations weren't being accepted by Blathers. Then when I went to load my saved file I realized what had happened. The save file of the previous owner, someone named Sage, was there, and since the game apparently allows multiple save files, it considers her the mayor. Well, I don't want to leave the town without a mayor (or possibly dramatically alter my own save file), so I decided to play both save files. There's a Superman/Clark Kent thing going on where I'll enact an ordinance, start a public project, etc. as Sage and later a Villager will tell me, "Hey, Raidra12! The town has been cleaner since Sage made the new ordinance!" I think one or two Villagers are onto me, but so far it's going well. Raidra (talk) 23:46, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

Lost media: Hailey's Master Balls and Whatnot

That is exciting news! It makes a lot of sense too. Incidentally, I found some article recently talking about lost media and noting how LSuperSonicQ & blameitonjorge had done videos on the topic. On one hand, they were telling me stuff I already knew, but on the other, I'm glad they're introducing them to a wider audience.

That's a bummer about losing the game. Le' Nut, the cousin of Deez. That also reminded me of this guy- https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Pierre_Truffaut_(Earth-616)

There's a Nintendo Direct scheduled for tomorrow. I remember a couple weeks ago someone claimed the Direct would be September 17, causing him to be exposed as a liar who didn’t know what he was talking about when the date passed and it didn’t happen. Yesterday I saw someone claim there wouldn’t be a Direct this September, causing him to be exposed as a pessimist who didn’t know what he was talking about when it was revealed there would be one. The lesson here is don’t believe just anyone on the Internet.

It's funny to see the people who claim, "Nobody cares/knows about stuff from decades ago!" be proven wrong. I hadn't heard of that before, but it makes a lot of sense. Raidra (talk) 02:32, 23 September 2021 (UTC)

Also, the anime version of Adventures in Babysitting looks great ;-) Raidra (talk) 02:34, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
How's it going? Raidra (talk) 19:36, 10 October 2021 (UTC)

Reply to "Doing alright"

That's good. :-) Raidra (talk) 23:12, 11 October 2021 (UTC)

Life Is Strange Without Life

I love the music videos without music! X-D That also reminds me of a video I watched telling the names of songs used in memes (It's missing a couple recent ones, but it's the most thorough I've seen). Of all the songs featured, the one song that was copyright claimed was "Hotline Bling" by Drake. There was a meme using a clip of music video, but there was just dead silence. "How does that even happen?" She's probably cringing because she keeps remembering she's in a Life Is Strange game.

I think that's what most people remember. Later on they encountered the mechanic the little girl thought was Thor because he had long blond hair and a big hammer. I was very surprised to learn "Thor" was played by Vincent D'Onofrio. Yeah, the detective from Law & Order: Criminal Intent and the bumbling & later insane recruit in Full Metal Jacket played the Thor mechanic in that movie.

I thought of something today while mowing the lawn. From time to time makers of a show will create an episode of a show meant to show how serious an issue is and how frightening consequences can be, and then the network bans it after airing because it was serious and frightening. You think, "That...That was the point!" I thought specifically of an episode of Gargoyles that was pulled after airing (talked about in one of blameitonjorge's videos). Broadway found a gun and accidentally shot his policewoman friend while playing around with it. The intention was to show that it was dangerous to play with guns because that could lead to horrific consequences, but the network pulled the episode because children might be frightened by there being danger and horrific consequences. That... That was the point! Don't get me wrong; I'm not saying anything should be allowed. There have definitely been shows that took things way too far. I'm just saying you can't make an episode serious and unsettling to convey a message, then complain that the episode was serious and unsettling. If the network thinks an episode goes too far, they should do something before the episode airs or is even made Raidra (talk) 01:43, 14 October 2021 (UTC)

Life Is Strange When You Remove the Point of the Very Special Episode

If memory serves me right, the capybara is the world's largest rodent. The next time you see a mouse, squirrel, or chipmunk, remember the furry pygmy hippo-looking guy is in the same family. Nature is amazing, and also really weird at times.

Thanks! :-D "I think the fans would like it if there were just, you know, some carefree footage of the characters having fun and just forgetting about the real world for a little bit." "Say no more! (makes carefree footage and then promptly ruins it completely) That's good, right?" "(holds head)"

Actual footage of the way some people edit pieces of media intended to be meaningful- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV5hDnongl4 Raidra (talk) 16:02, 16 October 2021 (UTC)

I don't remember seeing these Pokémon in any of my guidebooks- [1] [2] [3]

Raidra (talk) 02:08, 17 October 2021 (UTC)

Gotta Catch 'Em All: Celebrity Pokémon Cards!

  • Naturalist: Oh, I think this is a new species of eel! Let's get a closer look!
  • Pelican Eel: (opens its mouth)
  • Naturalist: (screams like Squidward seeing were-snail SpongeBob)

Back when Animal Planet was good, there was an episode of Most Extreme about the top ten animal gluttons. It was weird and even disturbing in places, but it was interesting. I recommend giving it a watch.

While we're on the subject of animals with large mouths, I came across this- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbVQDEBdcow

I think it's funny that Post Malone has a Pokémon card because of TyraniarTube catching an Alolan Persian (in a ROM hack) and joking, "Hey, it's Post Malone's cousin, Water Melone!" If there had been an Alolan Persian on that card, I would have died! X-D I could see why they'd be mistaken for fan-made cards since there are all sorts of fan-made cards out there. Some are funny and then there are some that make you wonder what on Earth is going through some people's heads. Raidra (talk) 22:33, 23 October 2021 (UTC)

YouTube: Broadcast talented music imitators

I watched "See How They Grow: Sheep" and enjoyed it. I'd forgotten how long sheep tails can grow (A lot of ranchers cut them short for sanitary reasons). I like how they have a variety of segments. It's awesome when you can rewatch old segments and discover some new ones. I've shown "The Fruit Song" and "The Ookyook Song" to people.

I've started hoarding fruits in New Leaf. For one thing, if a villager wants a specific fruit, I can just go to my chest of dressers and get one. The village mainly has oranges, but I've also grown apples, bananas, lemons, mangos, pears, and perfect oranges. Raidra (talk) 00:41, 31 October 2021 (UTC)

Hailey Appleseed

That's good! Mine was good too. I passed out candy for a couple hours and ate some leftover pizza.

I learned (as far as New Leaf is concerned; I don't know about other games) that you have to plant bananas on the beach or they won't grow. I tried planting one on regular ground and it failed. Afterward I got a Town initiative reading, "Why travel across the sea for tropical produce when you can grow it locally? Plant a banana or coconut tree on your town's beach," and I thought, "Oh, you have to plant it on the beach?" I now have three banana trees growing.

Speaking of going across the sea, I just find Leila adorable. I wish everyone could be as excited about something as Leila is playing supermarket. Raidra (talk) 19:36, 4 November 2021 (UTC)

I celebrated Halloween in New Leaf too. As I entered the houses to try to get candy, I realized, “I’m committing home invasions!”

  • Villager: Why are you doing this!?
  • Player character: Because you were home. Raidra (talk) 19:47, 4 November 2021 (UTC)

Cute version of "Down Under" intensifies

Sweet! In New Leaf, I tried to set my stewpot on my stove and it wouldn't let me, so I just have a pot of stew sitting on the floor. It's good that you can get the new stuff without having to get the DLC if you don't want it.

  • Gamers in China and Vietnam: Could we get the New Horizons group stretching mini game?
  • Developers of bootleg video games: No, we already have a group stretching mini game.
  • The bootleg group stretching mini game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLLZ_O4fcjA

Those are adorable. During Tyranitar's New Horizons playthrough, he almost died of cuteness overload because of Ellie. "(big smile) No, don't dust the bed! Oh, it's too adorable!" Fans even made memes about Ellie [4] [5]. I'm going to make a list of cute video game characters. Of course, it'll mainly be Pokémon and Villagers, but it is what it is.

The villagers I have are Teddy, Flora, Robin, Leonardo, Tex, Boomer, Margie, Lobo, and newcomer Mallary. I like Teddy and Boomer. I made "Nice pants!" Teddy's catchphrase because of this joke from Whose Line Is It Anyway?. Raidra (talk) 15:53, 10 November 2021 (UTC)

The title of Renae's most recent Animal Crossing: New Horizons Twitch stream is "quick, the baby is asleep. let's build some happy homes!" Raidra (talk) 02:30, 11 November 2021 (UTC)

Galar Gym Leader takes residence in local girl's village

Yay, Ellie!

"[Opal] will soon warm up to the player, confiding in them about their own feelings but still keeping subtly rude." Well, at least it's subtle. One step at a time.

From the "I didn't know you cared! department, I got stung and Tex gave me some medicine, making him the first Villager to do so. You learn who your friends are, and sometimes they turn out to be sleepy-eyed penguins with pink eyelids.

Recently I saw this Funko Pop advertised on a site and mistook it for Superman/Clark Kent at first because of the hairstyle- https://www.fye.com/funko-soda--evil-dead--ash-w-bloody-chase-fye.000000889698553339.html (Warning: The chase is made to look like it's splotched with human fruit punch, though it looks very cartoonish). My misconception reminded me of this moment from Whose Line Is It Anyway? with Ryan Stiles playing Superman and Colin Mochrie playing Lois Lane.

  • Superman: I'll just take my gun!
  • Lois: You have a gun!?
  • Superman: I live in a bad neighborhood!

Raidra (talk) 23:38, 15 November 2021 (UTC)

Coming soon: New Funko Soda and Crystal Funko Soda

The soda can is the packaging for the Funko Pop (and I imagine it would give the buyer an estimate of the size as well). I assume the product line came from them thinking, "Hey, 'soda' and 'pop' can mean the same thing, and we're already selling Funko Pops, so let's have a Funko Soda line!" Here's a video with a guy opening some (It's in the second half of the video). I saw the title "Stan Lee Soda Figure | Worst Pop Of The Year?" and thought, "How did you people ruin a Stan Lee figure!?" but he was actually saying a different figure was bad. Raidra (talk) 17:33, 24 November 2021 (UTC)

Hix makes pix but the flick needs fix

I hadn't heard of that, but I do know people can get creative with hidden weapons and safes. I've seen websites selling hidden safes made to look like toilet paper rolls and even underwear.

I have mixed feelings. There are people who come up with great stories that fix major problems, and then there are people who make things worse (The latter includes people who try to fix "problems" that don't exist and those who propose changes that would completely change the meaning and intent of the story). I can understand wanting to change a story. The first time I can remember it it happening to me, I was almost twelve and there was an episode of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers that made me think, "I could do better!" I never wrote a fix fic about it and don't even remember what my proposed change was, but I still think whatever it was I thought up would have been better. In any case, there are definitely versions of stories that make you wish that version had been made.

Speaking of reaction, at the risk of being nosy, what did you think about the characters in my story "This Broken Man"? (Edit: I know I made Desp emotional, but the poor guy had been through a lot.) This will be the last time I'll ask about the story, so don't worry that I'll be bothering you every six months about it. Raidra (talk) 03:47, 29 November 2021 (UTC)

The other night I realized that no one talks about The Good Son, but there are horror parodies of Home Alone. Home Alone left a greater mark on the horror and comedy-horror communities than The Good Son. Raidra (talk) 04:17, 29 November 2021 (UTC)
Something pathetic came to mind. Sometimes someone involved with a movie reveals, "The movie actually almost had the thing fans had been and still are clammoring for/didn't have the thing fans hated, but the director/producer/screenwriter/lead actor had a different vision/thought it would be too similar to something else/didn't like it/didn't want to do the scene, so it was scrapped/added/changed." When that comes out, not only are the fans irate, but so are the people responsble for the change because they wanted to be hailed as geniuses for their inferior movie, but now that the secret's out the fans will be clammoring for the original cut/vision/script. Raidra (talk) 22:19, 29 November 2021 (UTC)
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