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Mister Sympa

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#111748 Stupid Stuff That Makes You Laugh

Posted by Mister Sympa on 12 September 2019 - 06:57 AM

Harder, bookshelf daddy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm so sorry.




#111696 THE DEPRESSION THREAD

Posted by Mister Sympa on 28 August 2019 - 07:23 AM

Pneumonia is the fucking worst. :(




#111651 Roll Call

Posted by Mister Sympa on 20 August 2019 - 06:58 AM

Hiiii, Roooooooob.

<3




#111650 FINDING LOVE IN JAPAN DOCUMENTARY

Posted by Mister Sympa on 20 August 2019 - 06:48 AM

That really is a beautiful thing about forums. :D




#111617 That Rocko's Modern Life thing on Netflix

Posted by Mister Sympa on 14 August 2019 - 08:31 AM

I booted up Netflix yesterday looking for something to watch. And then this was in my face. I did not know it was a thing.

 

So I watched the Netflix Rocko's Modern Life special.

I have Feelings about it. I will split them into "The Experience" and "The Content"

The Experience: I was a 90s Nick Kid to the core. Nickelodeon had a bumper that would play that said "It's Summer. Go outside and play. We'll be here when you get back." I refused, because even though I had seen every single episode of the shows I was watching, I didn't want to leave.

As happens, that time ended and I grew up and moved on.

And then this appeared. Dumbfounded and intrigued, I watched it, not knowing what to expect at all.

It was exactly what it would feel like to walk into your childhood room 20 years later. Everything was familiar. Everything was where you left it. But time had passed. The world is different now. But at the same time, things are the same. Your teddy bear is still on the shelf, he's just a little faded and missing some fur.

Not better, not worse; just different.

I was astounded at how many details I remembered reflexively. Catch phrases, environments, mannerisms, temperaments, voices, everything felt so normal. It was exactly what it should have been. All credit to cast and crew. This was what most reboots wish they were.

The Content: Exactly the same caliber of jokes from the original show. The writing was natural and completely unforced. The plot--first of all, holy shit, it had a plot. It's so easy to be lazy with these types of productions and fill in time with references and callbacks and call it "writing". This was the opposite of lazy. And the callbacks and references that were included felt like a treat or a warm smile to fans who fondly remember this show we spent so much time watching. I mean, The Sad, Crying Clown in an Iron Lung? They didn't even say the words but they sprung into my head immediately when he appeared.

LOVE went into this episode. THOUGHT went into this episode. CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT HAPPENED. When was the last time you saw that in a special like this?

Without spoiling anything, the story felt like something the writers had in mind for a very long time. Events felt natural and organic. The central theme of the special, being "embracing change is the only true way to be happy", was delivered with a large dose of optimism and positivity through a happy and satisfying ending.

I have nothing negative to say about the special. I could make a critique about the jokes being juvenile, but that is more a reflection on how I have changed and grown, as they were exactly the same as they were 20 years ago when I'm sure that to me they were hilarious.

 




#111611 Little Mermaid

Posted by Mister Sympa on 12 August 2019 - 09:01 AM

My first thought with the CGI was that she was going to be nude, and they'd CGI the costume on. Because for a sec I forgot how movies worked.




#111608 Cat Movies

Posted by Mister Sympa on 12 August 2019 - 06:21 AM

Cats Don't Dance, tho! I love that movie! The songs are catchy as fuck

 

Also, for games, OneShot has a kitty protagonist.




#111593 Stupid Stuff That Makes You Laugh

Posted by Mister Sympa on 09 August 2019 - 08:29 AM

 

Come On Down to Burbank




#111563 Aunt Farm

Posted by Mister Sympa on 07 August 2019 - 06:44 AM

 

Unshockingly, I found a video on it. I've never kept them myself (I did "adopt" a lizard once, and some frogs), so I hope this helps.




#111518 Roll Call

Posted by Mister Sympa on 29 July 2019 - 06:56 AM

"Can't Stop," Chili Peppers.

This life is more than just a read-through.

 

And unless they're malevolent, I just let nonsense bots be.




#111425 House Party is a Game

Posted by Mister Sympa on 16 July 2019 - 11:15 AM

Yes, without like, any of the Sierra flair.




#111416 THE DEPRESSION THREAD

Posted by Mister Sympa on 12 July 2019 - 06:36 AM

Yes plz. I'll PM you. <3




#111408 Little Mermaid

Posted by Mister Sympa on 10 July 2019 - 01:07 PM

I don't... need a video proving that those stereotypes are bullshit, tho. Like, it blows my mind to think about people even taking them seriously.




#111383 Roll Call

Posted by Mister Sympa on 02 July 2019 - 01:35 PM

VIVA EL PRESIDENTE




#111339 scifi comedy, which is the best?

Posted by Mister Sympa on 18 June 2019 - 06:14 AM

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