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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by Mechanical Ape (?) » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:01 pm

DaikatunaRevengeance wrote:
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pokemon uranium is a piece of shit game, but i can't help but love daikatuna

a angry fish with a katana on its head named after a famous mess of a game

it's too good for this game
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Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:27 am

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Post by Adiwan (?) » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:09 pm

I came to this sudden realization:
Funko Pop figures are today's form of garden gnomes in essence.
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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by Perrydotto (?) » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:00 pm

except worse because you can't even put them in the garden

I mean you can but they will look shittier than even the most kitsch of garden gnomes
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Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:24 pm

i wonder if they'd melt in the sun
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Post by Pocket (?) » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:38 pm

I wish I understood why Funko Pops are even a thing. Like, early on I assumed it was a way to cheap out on the overhead involved in making figurines: Just make one mold, and paint features onto it and you can say it's such-and-such a character even though they're all just identical shapes. But then I actually saw a bunch of them together and realized, no, it's not even that; the molds really are all unique, they actually look like cookie-cutter bobbleheads for aesthetic reasons.

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Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:45 pm

same
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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by Perrydotto (?) » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:53 pm

they're cheap to make, largely harmless and make a lot of people go "hey I recognize that thing"

plus as far as I've been told it's a thing so inoffensive that you can easily make it an alibi gift or a harmless cubicle decoration

the blandness is part of the appeal
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Post by Adiwan (?) » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:34 am

Yeah. That's why I think that they are on the same level of garden gnomes.
They are small and tacky and somewhat ugly and don't provide any real substantial benefit on its environment.
And yet they are produced and get thousands of different looks based on a simple template,
the Funko Pop blocky button-eyed monstrosities, the gnome standard red cap and beard.
And yet they are everywhere and bought by people.
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Post by Pocket (?) » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:28 am

I suppose there is one advantage they have over more on-model figurines: You could put any combination of characters from any IPs on the same shelf and they'd look like they belong together.

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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by Logicgate (?) » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:15 am

Every Funko Pop I own (all four of them) is of a real person, and they fit a nice middle space of being a physical object to represent someone I'm a fan of without being a creepy doll.

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Post by Davyinatoga (?) » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:50 pm

THAT ALWAYS FOLLOWS YOU (follows you)
IT'S GOT A BROKEN EYE (broken eye)
THAT'S ALWAYS. OPEN.
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Post by Madeline (?) » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:14 pm

I have a Prince Funko Pop, courtesy of my Secret Celestia

That’s my Funko Pop story, thanks for reading

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Post by minty (?) » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:17 pm

All I know is the Doraemon Funko is terrifying, and there's about a million cute plastic toys of him. He's probably the easiest thing to make a cute toy of, and YET

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Post by Pocket (?) » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:11 pm

"Fuzzy Dice" would be a good name for a furry RPG comic.

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:08 pm

Does anyone ever see somebody commenting on something, and saying things like "why do the characters have landlines? and why are they doing this? Nobody does this anymore?" and you just wanna shake them and say "Dude, it's just aesthetics. Who cares?"

Or at least repeat the MST3K mantra "It's just a show, don't worry about it"

I dunno. I think I just don't care too much if a story doesn't 100% reflect reality

(and going with the phone example, I've seen cartoons continue to use candlestick phones up until the 1970s; in real life, they went obsolete in the 1930s)
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:09 pm

Also, I kinda want to draw my characters use rotary phones just because they're visually pleasing. The only reason I draw smartphones is because they're easier to draw than old-school phones.
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Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:22 pm

Save a file using this mysterious pictogram. What could it represent? Nobody knows.

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Post by Orange Fluffy Sheep (?) » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:29 pm

instead of landlines, or phones at all, it's messengers with fatal wounds, who die just after sending their missives.

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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by diribigal (?) » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:45 pm

SlateSlabrock wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:22 pm
Save a file using this mysterious pictogram. What could it represent? Nobody knows.

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That's clearly a filing cabinet.
"A what?"
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:00 pm

diribigal wrote:
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That's clearly a filing cabinet.
"A what?"
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Post by Davyinatoga (?) » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:04 pm

The perfect 15-minute sketch retort
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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by ToastGhost (?) » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:58 am

I thought today that I see on average 3 deer a night since I usually drive about .5 miles at near 1-2 AM when no one is out on the road or anywhere so the deer feel safe to roam.

There's a mom and two fauns that live close, I see them often. :allears:
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Post by Pocket (?) » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:51 pm

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I could swear I've already posted this here before but maybe I'm just going mad. Someone ought to invent digital audio and video codecs whose compression artifacts manifest as a grainy picture and scratchy, lo-fi sound, so they'd be ideal for recreating old-timey media. I'm picturing them being used primarily in video games, for stuff like the kinetoscopes in BioShock. Current mainstream compression methods are especially bad at preserving things like film grain or TV snow.
Just thought I'd mention, turns out the emerging AV1 codec has something kind of like this:
Wikipedia wrote:Film grain synthesis (film_grain) improves coding of noisy signals using a parametric video coding approach. Due to the randomness inherent to film grain noise, this signal component is traditionally either very expensive to code or prone to get damaged or lost, possibly leaving serious coding artefacts as residue. This tool circumvents these problems using analysis and synthesis, replacing parts of the signal with a visually similar synthetic texture, based solely on subjective visual impression instead of objective similarity. It removes the grain component from the signal, analyzes its non-random characteristics, and instead transmits only descriptive parameters to the decoder, which adds back a synthetic, pseudorandom noise signal that's shaped after the original component.
Neat. :good:

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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by Bigdog (?) » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:24 am

Do you think that the Imperium of Man has a popular song that's identical to "Tequila" except that the call is "Aquila" instead

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:26 pm

Jack Kirby once said "comics will break your heart". He wasn't kidding :-I

(EDIT: Just so this post isn't entirely gloomy, you do still need your heart into it to do them, though. Sometimes it's worth enduring it)
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Post by Mechanical Ape (?) » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:20 am

You know that trope you see in movies, where a person gets shot by a tranquilizer dart and they keel over, dart sticking out of their neck?

I always get anxious, because what if the person falls on the dart and seriously injures themself? :flutterdear:
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Post by Quanta (?) » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:15 pm

Every time I see Factory Factory's avatar, I feel like Scoots is spitting out eggs, like Birdo.
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Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:57 am

same
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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by Madeline (?) » Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:36 pm

I’m watching a Chip & Ironicus LP I remember following when it was new

It’s 9 years old :-I

I’ve finally gotten to the point where I think “everything since 2005 = recent history” so pardon me while I crumble into dust, like a mummy

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:55 pm

Madeline wrote:
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I’m watching a Chip & Ironicus LP I remember following when it was new

It’s 9 years old :-I

I’ve finally gotten to the point where I think “everything since 2005 = recent history” so pardon me while I crumble into dust, like a mummy
Same with me. I was shocked when I realized "Chowder" and "Flapjack", both of which I watched religiously when they were airing, are now over a decade old.
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Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:47 pm

which lp?
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Post by Madeline (?) » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:16 pm

DaikatunaRevengeance wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:47 pm
which lp?
LEGO Star Wars. Aside from using the r-word a couple of times it’s aged better than I would’ve expected from 2010-era goon content

Chip yelling “I WANT TO MEDITATE AT HIM” during the Darth Maul stage is the highlight for me so far

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Post by Madeline (?) » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:17 pm

Mr. Big wrote:
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Same with me. I was shocked when I realized "Chowder" and "Flapjack", both of which I watched religiously when they were airing, are now over a decade old.
Holy shit, you’re right :starity:

Entropy gets us all in the end

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Post by Madeline (?) » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:01 am

Madeline wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:16 pm
LEGO Star Wars. Aside from using the r-word a couple of times it’s aged better than I would’ve expected from 2010-era goon content

Chip yelling “I WANT TO MEDITATE AT HIM” during the Darth Maul stage is the highlight for me so far
Update: episode 15 is where it all falls apart, casual homophobia and sexism for humor :notthisshitagain:

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Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:06 am

oh no
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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by Orange Fluffy Sheep (?) » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:42 pm

I don't think I did things like that








did I?

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Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:08 pm

there's something deeply ironic about reading a article on add and getting distracted by something else
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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by Madeline (?) » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:44 pm

Orange Fluffy Sheep wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:42 pm
I don't think I did things like that








did I?
Not that I remember.

People can change a lot over a decade, anyway.

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