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WittyUsername last won the day on May 6 2014

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  1. I'll have two number 9s. A number 9, large. A number 6 with extra dip. A number 7. Two number 45s -- one with CHEESE. And a laaaaaaaaaargggge SODA.

  2. So, this one time, when I was a dumb kid in high school, I was home alone, watching the house while my folks were away. I stepped on a curtain that fell in the hallway. I felt something brush against my bare foot under it. My initial thoughts, in my stupid brain, were "That's a spider!" So, for whatever reason, I decided to stomp on this supposed spider so it doesn't get a chance to do any harm.

    Spoiler. It wasn't a spider. It was a thumbtack.

    1. SupahBerry


      I've always worried about the next time I'd be under attack. Especally when its under me.

    2. WittyUsername


      God, what a tacky pun.

    3. SupahBerry


      For my eyes, it's a tacktical assault.

    4. SonicWind


      I have no pun, but OW.

  3. The thing I'm hoping for most about the new Olympics game is that the models and outfits gets ripped and put on the Source Filmmaker workshop.

    I'm probably gonna abuse the shirtless Eggman one.

    1. SupahBerry


      As if SFM wasn't plauged enough as it is

    2. WittyUsername


      Good sir, this is the cure.

  4. Duuuuuuuuuude. DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE. What if?

    1. Forgetful Panda

      Forgetful Panda

      What is this if you speak of?

    2. WittyUsername


      I mean, what if though?

    3. Forgetful Panda

      Forgetful Panda

      What if though what?

    4. SupahBerry



      Gee thanks. You reminded my of this demon's existence and now I've involuntarily summoned it back into this realm.

    5. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      Don't spoil Marvel's what if please.

  5. I don't think I'll ever get the appeal of Let's Players. I can't seem to understand, no matter how many times it's explained to me, what there is to enjoy. Plus, the idea some people get popular and money for playing games seems very backwards to me.

    Especially the ones who yell and scream.

    1. SupahBerry


      Trust me, you'll learn to appreciate it for at least offering something different for each person playing it. And that's after I remind you that Reactions Videos exist.


      Whazup losers, allow me too waste five minutes of your life and mine by staring at me staring at a computer/TV screen with no input other than pressing the play button while I comment and cackle over every single thing that moves on the screen. Boom. Profit.


      They even tried to copyright the concept.

    2. WittyUsername


      I dunno if I'll ever appreciate it. It's been going on for as long as I been a regular Internet goer. And it's still lost on me now as the day the concept exploded.

      That being said, I find reaction videos equally as perplexing. The slight effort of playing games really doesn't seem to give Let's Players much of an uptick over fake reactions.

    3. Celestia


      The ones who are chill can be nice to watch. The stereotypical screamy ones, yeah...I remember watching one or two back in the day and I still can't explain what the appeal was.

    4. WittyUsername


      For me, I'm lost on the whole concept of watching people playing games when I could be playing said games myself. That said, at least the calmer one's aren't acting like every moment is super orgasmic.

    5. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Eh, think of it like professional athletes.

      Some people enjoy spectating, even though - yes - they could just "play the sport themselves" instead of watching.

    6. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      Partly due to the person methinks. Some games can often times be made more enjoyable to watch when someone's adding their own personality, playstyle, insight and sense of humor into the mix. Like Chuggaconroy and his informative elements and hammy moments or SGB/The Runaway Guys and their brotherly/three guys joking around and bouncing off each other style.

    7. WittyUsername



      Some people enjoy spectating, even though - yes - they could just "play the sport themselves" instead of watching.

      Well, yes, but I highly doubt most people are gonna find themselves getting drafted by the NBA, NFL, WWE, or whatever. Quite different from being able to pay 10-60 bucks for a game.

    8. Diogenes


      you might not be drafted by the nfl but you can buy a football and find some other people who want to play

    9. WittyUsername


      The latter part is especially going to be a challenge -- a lot of people probably will not want to play those games. Setting of a sports team of some kind requires a lot of organizing. Why it's usually reserved for schools, colleges and professional promotions. And there's risks in a lot of those sports. Particularly professional wrestling where the entire "sport" is revolved around not trying to damage each other.

      Buying a game and throwing it in a system is simply a case of finances.

    10. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      It's not a perfect metaphor.

      But I think the idea is valid; For some people, watching others play a game can be fun! Whether it's seeing someone play at a really high skill level, or watching someone experience a game that you're familiar with but new to them, there are plenty of reasons some people might enjoy that.

      It's totally valid not to too, obviously.

    11. Celestia


      Another thing is that not everyone wants to (or frankly, can) buy every game they're interested in checking out. Personally I try to find non-commentary runs if it's a game I've never played before, but eh.

    12. WittyUsername


      I guess. The only time I personally find watching someone play a game to be fun is when I played said game already and want to share it with a person I care about. I can't see the enjoyment of watching some rando playing it.

    13. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      My favourite Let's Plays are ones I couldn't just recreate myself because I either don't have the skills or the resources. 

      For examples with two of my favourites, the Let's Play and Break Spyro 2/3/EtD series by Justafriendsa breaks the games in ways I would never be able to fathom, and it's made all the better by Pod responding to the insanity as a complete Spyro novice. And the Hellfirecomms Harry Potter PS Let's Play has a massive ensemble of commentators all with very intimate experience with the franchise (whether films, books or both) so they can bounce off each other constantly with both the regular Let's Play talk and the more fan-ish talk. 

    14. skull902


      Time to get up from under my rock again.

      Let's Player here, and much like yourself actually I used to hate commentary over game footage, didn't understand the fuss, etc.

      I dunno who you've watched but what turned it around for me was just finding the right commentator(s). Back in the day, that was NTom64 and FTA of Hellfire Commentaries with their SADX playthrough. A couple guys who had relevant, informative things to say about the games, cracked funny jokes, could recount experiences of playing the game very well, and had a really nice chemistry. Then you have a guy like ClementJ64 (my favorite LPer) who can do all of that by himself. I think it's why I prefer watching and performing post-commentary, because editing down and the lack of spontaneity gives more room for the commentator(s) to do their research on and plan out what they're gonna discuss in any given part. There are live LPers who can deliver good, informative commentary and editing as well, but they're fewer in number, I think.

      What makes the good LPers and separates them from the bad, imo, is who actually gives a damn about how their videos turn out. It may seem like it's someone just talking over a game to someone who doesn't like the format, but I think it's definitely telling when someone put an honest effort into their video when you see things like editing (such as cutting out deaths, color correction, things like that), researched commentary and/or a good sense of humor, adding additional bits to the video like a short skit or some other segment to relay information (like in Cybershell's Classic Sonic LPs or ProtonJon's Superman 64 LP), etc.
      Compare that to those who very obviously don't care about the quality of their content such as (the shining example) DarksydePhil or a lot of the screamy folks, and I think it might become more clear why the format has stayed popular for so long.

      Sure, most LPers and their content probably aren't worth watching but at least to me, finding a shining piece of treasure amongst the rubble makes it worth the trouble of looking.

    15. WittyUsername


      This is really reminding me of times when I tell people I don't like fish, but then they go "Well, have you had this fish?", "How about about fish cooked this way?", or "What about fish from this restaurant?"

      At the end of the day, I still don't like fish.

    16. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      I'm not saying you should change your mind, I'm saying it's not hard to understand. 

    17. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Just to be clear, I'm not trying to get you to like the thing.

      But your post said you didn't understand the appeal - i.e., why other people like the thing - hence me trying to explain it.

    18. skull902



  6. This is like taking candy from a baby, which is fine by me.

    1. SupahBerry


      "Ha... Like taking candy from a baby!"


      Shadow really is the spawn of Eggman

    2. SonicXtremeMania



    3. WittyUsername


      Well, they're both Robotniks.

      They understand that infants should not be given so much sugar.

    4. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      As dumb as that line was, it probably would have been more harmless if it wasn’t written in an attempt to be hardcore. Like it was some kind of weird Robotnik tic like Supah mentioned, or if it immediately subverted after like this:

      Shadow: Like taking candy from a baby, which is fine by me!

      Shadow: No seriously, give your kid something other than candy; it’s not good for them.

      And then have him say it in the most deadpan way possible and everyone around him is thoroughly perplexed.


      ...This sounds like a weird parody of Sonic Sez in hindsight.

    5. WittyUsername


      The line "taking candy from a baby" is fine. It's used a lot. It's the weird addition of "fine by me."

      What makes the line more hilarious is Shadow stealing the power supply off the very space shuttle he's on in that moment. Like, not even a second thought. Just does it.

  7. You ever think about how the digestive tract means your butthole is connected to your mouth?

    Because I think about that sometimes.

    1. Teoskaven


      Basic biology, dude, other internal organs are way more squeamish for the faint of heart compared to that.

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Any human biology class will probably use the analogy that the human body is like a doughnut.

    3. WittyUsername


      Are there sprinkles on said doughnut?

    4. Forgetful Panda

      Forgetful Panda

      Isn’t *every* organ indirectly connected anyway?

    5. Diogenes


      every time i eat my own ass

    6. WittyUsername
  8. Is it time, already, to ruin Squid's day?

  9. I'm honestly liking Frieza's role in the ToP arc. You really have no idea what kind of bullshit, good or bad, he's gonna pull and that's just beautiful.

    1. Zaysho


      I wasn't too excited about Freeza being there instead of Buu, but he turned out to make things really interesting and had probably some of the best moments when he did get screentime.

    2. WittyUsername


      I like Buu, but honestly, I think Buu and Satan's relationship is more entertaining than watching a Buu fight. Frieza and his well spoken, and conniving, mannerisms just lead to a lot of great moments. Buu always played pretty heavy on comic relief, meanwhile. He's still obscenely powerful, of course and evidently has as much potential as the dark lord, going by Majin Fit. However, he just doesn't have the same drive. To me, there's a lot of entertainment in watching Mr. Satan try to keep him on a leash when we all know Buu could flick him away.

      But I'll admit, it was pretty endearing to see Buu take the Zeno Expo seriously when Satan got hurt.

    3. Adamabba


      Frieza was awesome in the Broly movie as well

    4. WittyUsername


      Haven't seen that yet. Didn't know he was a part of it. Minor spoiler, I suppose. Only in the (assuming) second half of ToP.

      Frieza just gave a rapey line. Okay, boyo.

    5. dbzfan7


      Oh no way Boo fighting never gets old. Even he manga can make it a fun as hell fight with him. He's so wacky and off the walls you can do a million crazy things with him.

      But yes I was cautious and downright pissed with Freeza, but he did turn me on his side. I didn't really believe he would turn as it'd make no sense if he did. He's not one to put trust in those he doesn't know, unless he can control them with fear. His most bizarre attitude was he respected Gohan to a degree...maybe for not pissing him off like Goku does...

      He and 17 were probably the bright spot characters in an otherwise mediocre arc.

    6. Ryannumber1gamer


      The best thing about Frieza is either he’s pulling some magnificent bastard shit, or he’s been such a cocky shit that it’s fun seeing him get comeuppance for it. It’s the same thing in Broly. 

  10. There's that. Yeah. It's a cool intro. But seemed to be the extent of it. Nobody in universe seemed to really give a crap that all happened, much less Sonic. You'd think he'd be at least slightly bothered about the Super Sonic thing, but naw. The playable thing is what really does it. He can afford to not play Big Baddie up so much when you're literally playing him. Personally, this is also why I want a Sonic and Eggman game. Where you play those two characters alone, have a few boss fights too with each other. Some Sonic win, but some Eggman win. Would establish them as equal footing.
  11. Which goes back to the whole, cutscene plays, some talking, a few "i'll win" "nuh uh" "yeah huh." Which is what sonic story as a whole devolved to. The plots don't even move. This particular problem isn't limited to Eggman, a lot of the story just seems to be chatting about what's going on than doing anything. For clarification, I do think intro cutscenes for bosses would be pretty dope on their own. Oh, absolutely. But that's in a very niche spinoff that holds pretty much no relevance anymore. Like, imagine if that took place in Unleashed instead? Right now, most people bar the nerdier fans ever even heard of Battle, much less played it, and even less so got to that scene. So, to most, it didn't even happen.
  12. Yes and no. It's a lot deeper than this. You can create a cool robot with cool animation and all that and some will be more memorable than others -- that's just the nature of level bosses. This is a problem that existed for a while. While I won't be talking about bosses, I want to talk about the centerpiece of each of Eggman's threatening creations or plan for the game. Not the god-monsters he recruited, unless he literally converted them for his needs (like Time Eater.) In such, I won't talk about Chaos but will the Egg Carrier -- Eggman didn't create Chaos. Honestly, the weight of Eggman's threat seems more like we're told but never shown. This is a problem I feel that's been in this series from, at least, the second title. But more specifically the third. They undersell everything he does on his own. Death Egg? What it do? Worse we seen, it activated a volcano. Egg Carrier? What it do? Dunno. It had a large laser cannon, but the best we seen, it clipped the Tornado. Clipped it. Eclipse Cannon? HOLY CRAP IT DESTROYED THE MOON, THAT'S BADASS, HOLY MOTHER F- Wait, that's his grandfather's. Egg Fleet? They're ships. There's a lot of them. And they're ships. And there's a lot of them. And they're Eggman's. And there's a lot of them. And that's it. I honestly forgot what was supposed to be even happening in 06. Or Unleashed. I don't think he built any specific huge thing there. Was just chasing gods in both. For whatever reason. Mind control with Hyper-Go-On? We saw what it could do. Last like a minute or two on Tails with two full tanks of the stuff, and had to be constantly fed into his victim. Besides Sonic feeling the need to save the poor little aliens, he didn't even really have to get involved with that plan... If Eggman couldn't keep Tails under his control for more than a couple of minutes, how was he planning to do anything with a whole planet? Sonic didn't have to show up. I mean, it'd suck for the Wisps, but Earth would have been just fine. Time Eater? This is different. You know, this is actually one of the times I feel like he pulled everything off just fine. Captured everyone, turned all of Sonic's friends to stone (bar Shadow and Silver) and even bitched-slapped Sonic out of the sky and knocked him out. He then sends everyone to a timeless zone. That worked out pretty nicely. But it's not framed that way, rather it's framed as "you always lose" with no pushback. Even a simple line like, "Sonic, you've already lost. How do you think you all got here?" would have helped. Didn't create the Zeti, but the 'machine' used to absorb the life force of Earth seems to be the thing here. Problem is they had to make Tails do something 'even Eggman couldn't do' and somehow reprogram a piece of hardware (imagine reprogramming a drill to go both ways when it was designed to only go one way. You'd have to change the hardware to allow it) that he had no hand in developing to just throw more mud at their main antagonist. You could have had Eggman deal with the software side and let Tails go fiddle with the hardware side. There's just the need from SEGA to constantly lower his villain credit. And they feel it wouldn't be believable enough for Eggman to take over on his own when they refuse to let him. I know, this is all a bit further than "how about some cool boss cutscenes?" Yeah, it might help hype up some boss fights, but wouldn't solve the real issue.
  13. I'm annoyed with how this series treats him, if that's what you mean. They should really just let him loose. The guy is capable of anything and that's without exaggeration -- his genius, virtually infinite supply of resources, and expertise of multiple fields of pseudo-science legit means he probably the closest mortal to god-tier powers. Sounds dumb, but for someone who can both create life and bend time, it's not that far of a statement. Rather than play up his abilities, they bring him up for a few cutscenes, talk, make a few gloats, run around a little, and do a lot of nothing. Sonic is actually in a similar boat, really. Sonic talks a bit, gives a few gloats back, and then gameplay. All of Sonic's actions are reserved for the gameplay, which would BE more entertaining if it were more involved than boosts and automation. Maybe Forces are more interesting in comparison than Colors, Generations, and Lost World? I don't know. I haven't had any kind of motivation to play it. But from what I heard, it's the exact same thing but with more smashed up stuff in the background. I'm tired of the lack of action, lack of any form of competence, and the feelings of everything happening around him, while nothing is happening at all.
  14. Vegeta's really grown on me in Super. I was always kinda 'meh' on him in Z.

    Been binging Super lately and just got to the Tournament of Power arc.

    1. Ryannumber1gamer


      Vegeta is consistently one of the strongest aspects of Super. Z’s problem is Vegeta’s development is fantastic, but you don’t get to see the results of it much until near the literal end, and even that has to have Goku calling him on his ego, and telling him to suck it up and use the Potara to save everyone they care about.

      Super is basically showing Vegeta after his development, and still continuing, making it a lot stronger.

    2. WittyUsername


      Exactly what i was thinking.

      While I wasn't fond of him in Z, he wouldn't be nearly as entertaining now if we hadn't gone through his drab ego and annoying "It's all about me" stuff. While he still retains that pride he preached so much about, it's more refined and entertaining. It's also funny how the more alien-alien, Vegeta, has became more Earthlike than the one who's lived there nearly his whole life -- Dadgeta is just great.

    3. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      I really think Super holds up better once you can binge it all at once.

    4. WittyUsername


      I kinda like some of the meta jokes and recognizing a bit of the stuff that happened in Z. While I dislike having Yamcha be so pathetic (at least in terms of the rest of the cast. I mean, dude's still stronger than nearly every regular human bar Krillin, the Androids, Tien, and apparently Master Roshi?) seeing that problem be recognized is nice, especially since it's a little played up. It oddly makes him more relevant than any moment in Z.

      What I don't like is the constant rehash of "you're holding back" and "go all out." Like... enough. Please.

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