I have a question about Internet/ED culture.

Discussion in 'Complaint Department' started by Obsequious, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Obsequious

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    I am puzzled by the constant references I see so many of you making to things like Sonic, Mario, Zelda, etc. Most of you don't strike me as being old enough to have enjoyed those things in their heyday, and I seriously doubt that all of you own vintage gaming consoles or care enough to be playing these games via emulation.

    So what gives? How did the icons of the 8 bit age manage to become blips on your presumably young radar screens?

    And what's with all the Pokemon references? I'm too old to have ever gotten into Pokemon, but the say some people say things like, "A wild Snorlax appears," I get the feeling Pokemon is some kind of cherished memory from their childhood, something that really resonates for them. How is it possible to be into something as shitty as Pokemon? I was into some shitty things when I was a child, but never anything that shitty.
     
  2. Mussie

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    Probably because they are hipsters.
     
  3. oddguy

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    Old? Vintage? Gaming? Emulation? 8-bit? Pokemon?

    What are these words, I have never heard of them before.
     
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    The video game referencing is to appear more mature and cultured. All these franchises are still ongoing, so they have stayed in the zeitgeist.

    Pokemon is like Thundercats, or MLP, or He-man, or Transformers. All these things are attempts to recapture childhood by those who missed it the first time.
     
  6. Obsequious

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    And all of those things suck! They sucked when they were current, and they suck even more now!

    If these people want to recapture childhood magic they never had in the first place, they would do well to educate themselves about Space Giants, Ultraman, Captain Scarlett, Johnny Sokko, and various other things that were actually cool.
     
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    If you're going to come here into my forum, and say that Thundercats, He-Man and Transformers used to suck, you'd best bugger off back the way you came stranger.
     
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    ...You enslave crazy animals and force them to fight until they faint.... What could be shitty about that?
     
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    This looks like a normal retro junk forums thread...
     
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    Most of us were born in the 80s and early 90s, growing up during a time where anime was becoming popular, in the U.S., and American cartoons were still good.

    We were already surrounded by popular stuff to not focus on anything else that's popular in other countries.

    You're mentioning 60s Japanese shows(that we haven't heard or cared about, before) that isn't Speed Racer.

    Either you are Japanese, born in the 1950s or your own caliber of weeaboo.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    you don't belong to this generation, old man OP

    if this was the 90s people would be quoting that joey faggot from friends, saying 'fresh' now and then and we'd be discussing about user-created doom .wads
     
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    Let's discuss DOOM .wads. I did a remake of Icon of Sin that has 40 Cyberdemons.
     
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    i hate pokemon.

    i do have a fuck ton of toys though. im currently making a gi joe version of max cady from cape fear.

    fuck you if you dont like it.

    also of note is that i have a cape fear poster visible in the bottom right. its a rare imported version or some shit i guess.

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    I didn't say they "used to suck," because that would imply they don't currently suck. Anything with a character named "Lion-O" who shouts things like, "Thundercats, ho!" is beyond gay.
     
  17. Obsequious

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    Captain Scarlett was from Britain, you tard.
     
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    The shows I mentioned were way the fuck better than Speed Racer, and they were broadcast in the US, in English, and you can easily find episodes on YouTube, so you have no excuse.

    Also the shit that passed for cartoons on American TV in the 80s and 90s was not good.
     
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    captain scarlet was fucking awesome. not a cool as thunderbirds though.
     
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    Most of these references are ancient and were started by people who did enjoy them. It doesn't mean we can't use them in their honor or for our own humor.
     
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    That is frighteningly good. Your obsession with the rapist from Cape Fear, however, is quite worrisome. Why don't you use your considerable talent to pay tribute to a character who honors and respects women, and does not hurt innocent people? I could send you some 8 X 10 glossies of myself, for example.
     
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    WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

    THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO!!!
     
  23. Obsequious

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    Amen to that.

    Young fools, please note: Moscow said Thunderbirds, not cats.
     
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    I don't want action figures of myself
     
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    So only 75%? Got ya.
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    Wasn't the whole point of Cape Fear that he was taking revenge on the person that sent him to prison? Sending someone (even justifiably) to gladiator school hardly makes you innocent.
    Team America is better.
     
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    dat intro

    GALAXY RANGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERS
     
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