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Panda Claus

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  1. I don’t understand why TV channels need two separate feeds for SD and HD viewing. Why can’t the channel just be HD from the get-go? Is it because the HD screen somehow looks bad on an SD TV or something?

    1. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      Not all televisions or tuners are able to retrieve HD signals. It's a way to reach older generations who are too poor for HD TVs or are otherwise too stubborn to buy a new one.

    2. skull902


      ^ That. Older people (like my grandma, who swore by a little CRT in her bedroom for a while before it broke) and those living in poorer communities, like with all technologies, are the ones to fully adopt last.

  2. *puffs out chest*


  3. I’ve finally seen the original, non-glitch version of this scene! I can die happy.

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Nick UK sure must have a thing for cutting corners with their channel's time slots...

    2. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      @Supah Berry what’s that got to do with anything?

    3. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      I'm saying that since you imply you'd never seen this part intact until now, and from prior times it's mentioned seeing a part of an episode you hadn't seen before in normal airings, I assumed that cutting out small parts of episodes in modern reruns is a somewhat frequent thing the UK Nick channel does . I then guessed these were done cause of the tighter time constraints.

      It's possible modern US reruns do this too, but I can't confirm.

    4. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      I’m not talking about a cut, I’m talking about an audio glitch.

      In some versions, when SB goes up to the building, the audio from the very next scene starts playing when he opens his mouth. So it look like he’s saying “I just don’t get it” to the building, and Patrick’s saying “I don’t either” offscreen.

    5. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Okay, that is plain odd.

    6. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      I recall that being on the season 2 DVD box set, but I wasn't aware it had been on airings too.

      Considering the episode is almost 20 years old now, I'm amazed that someone hasn't seen the non-glitched version of that scene until now.

    7. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      Well I’d only ever seen the episodes on regular TV up to this point, which always used the glitched version.

      I never even assumed a “correct” version existed until I saw it on Amazon Prime.

  4. Somebody pointed out that Sora’s situation in Remind sounds an awful lot like the on-screen text at the end of that old KH1 beta trailer. “That’s right, Sora. Your body, your soul, your entire existence...they’re all going to disappear!”
  5. What’s your opinion of the Klasky Csupo art style?

    I think it’s iconic and endearing, though I can understand why some might be put off by it.

    1. Tara


      It depends on which show.  Like, Rugrats isn't a beautiful show by any stretch of the word, but it does look deliberate in all its stylistic decisions.  Arguably the same with Aaaah! Real Monsters.  But I always thought Rocket Power, All Grown Up, and especially As Told By Ginger (which I'm sad to say, because I have a lot of respect for the writing and characterization in Ginger) looked extremely off-putting.  Like, as they went on, rather than refining their style, they seemed to just... exaggerate it more.

    2. Ferno


      My parents used to call alot of the cartoons I and my siblings grew up watching ugly, but they just always happened to be around when it was like, Rugrats or Ahh Real Monsters coming on, funny enough.

      Overall I don't hate the style. If anything I like their style of backgrounds more than the characters themselves tho


      The random lines on everything gave them sort of a warm/ organic feel, almost comic strip esque.

  6. If I’m salty about anything concerning the new Re:Mind trailer, it’s the fact Square have gone back on their promise to release it this side of New Year’s AGAIN.

    1. Bobnik


      They never said Winter 2019 tho, they said "This Winter" 

      "This Winter" usually includes January and February of next year. 

    2. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      Could of sworn I saw at least one trailer that said Winter 2019.

  7. I believe that Gen 8 will be when we finally get the Sinnoh remake. It’s been an appropriate amount of time since ORAS came out, and the series has graphically advanced enough.

  8. I’m honestly not sure which conference was worse, the Indigo league or the Unova league.

    For the Indigo league, Ash very unrealistically got himself a victory in a three-on-three round using only one Pokemon that he had literally never used up to that point, and got massively screwed over in the fifth round by ridiculous league rules.

    In Unova, he knocked his main, series-long rival out in the first round via a one-on-one battle, and was ultimately knocked out himself by a trainer who is even more incompetent than he is.

  9. It’s funny how the Pokemon games ditched the asshole rival trope after Gen II, but the anime kept on with it up to Gen V.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Barry was a decent rival. Friendly, but there was competition there. May/Brendan never felt like a rival, Cheren and Bianca felt like very forced personalities, Hugh felt needlessly edgy, the XY squad are literally the worst characters ever, Hau is a waste of screentime. I prefer to pretend that Trace doesn't exist...

      Friendly rivals are only part of the problem. I prefer that they're antagonistic towards the player, but as long as there's a sense of actual rivalry then I'm happy.

      What do people generally think of Paul and Trip? From what I've seen, they're a bit OTT and lacking depth. Antagonistic for the sake of it, with no real connection to the other characters. 

    2. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      What makes Paul interesting is his gradual development throughout the course of the series. He starts off thinking Ash is a weak trainer before eventually starting to see him in a different light due to their shared experiences (their full six-on-six battle at Lake Acuity being a notable turning point).

      Trip is just an obnoxious newbie trainer who got deservedly knocked down a peg when he lost to Ash in the first round of the Unova league.

    3. Sega DogTagz

      Sega DogTagz

      Trip was a wanna-be Paul who felt incredibly un-earned.

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  11. While I prefer SA1 in most ways, I do believe SA2 had the better final act.

    SA2’s ending still manages to give me chills.

  12. I think the next Pokemon movie has a much better likelihood of being set in-canon this time, now that the new series will be taking us literally everywhere.

    1. Ferno


      Its like "finally I get to see a SM-esque Ash with movie/XY-level shading"



    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry


  14. Some release date changes: Tangle & Whisper 4 has been pushed back to 4 December, and Sonic 24 has been pushed back to...Christmas Day. Dunno how that’s gonna work. EDIT: and the Tangle & Whisper box set has vanished.
  15. Oh wow, that’s a lot of promotion. Is every episode gonna get one of these?


  17. I also keep photographs in my fridge.

  18. Sega is never going to do it in a million trillion years but I would throw so much money at an 06 remaster.

    Hell, hire the guys doing the P-06 thing. I want to spend money on it.

    1. Thigolf


      let it die

    2. Sean


      I'm okay with playing P-06 for free

    3. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      What Sean said


  19. Princess Son of a Bitch Acorn has a surprisingly nice ring to it.

  20. Art Mawhinney worked as a storyboard artist for Rugrats IIRC. Probably why. FUNNY YOU SHOULD SAY THAT BECAUSE
  21. What is it about Sonic that’s makes him less appealing to Japanese audiences?

    Seriously, I’ve never understood this. I know he was created with American audiences in mind, but still. Even times where he’s specifically geared to Japanese audiences (the cutesy classic artwork) he never seems to get as much success over there.

    It’s baffling.

    1. Sean



    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      It may be more on the attitude side. Obnoxious, rebelious behavior is often frowned upon there, especally when a "hero" brings those traits to the forefront.


      Hence the attempts to dial back the rudeness with the 3D titles; 06 was likely made specifically with the Japanese audience in mind. Yet none of them seem to have stuck regardless.


      Maybe Japan just wasn't ready for a Mario like platform that had a heavier tone to it. They might've caught wind on how America marketed him as "Lol, Nintendo sux, gnarly" and that was it.

    3. Cayenne


      IMO, the franchise still has a very dedicated fanbase there (I see many japanese Sonic artists and Sega fans on twitter), but isn't very popular with the general audience thanks to two things that happened in the past:

      - In Japan, the Mega Drive was the "underdog", selling much less than the Super Famicom and even NEC's PC-Engine/Turbografx-16. That territory doesn't have a big nostalgia for Sonic like the western countries have.

      - Nintendo and Sony consoles had more impact and influence in Japan than Sega's. Sega's most popular machines there were the Sega Saturn and Dreamcast, but both were engulfed by the Playstation 1 and 2.


    4. PublicEnemy1


      @Supah Berry There's also the fact that Japan doesn't really like most platformers anyways.

    5. PublicEnemy1


      Edit: accidental double post.

  22. I had one of those dreams this morning where I realised I was dreaming and tried to wake myself up.

    It was weird.

  23. Happy Birthday mate! Hope it’s a great one ^^

    1. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Thanks, Panda! I'm hoping it's fairly quiet myself. 😆

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