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Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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Kunster posted:

For those who caught Foldable and Hbomb's stream: What were the two youtubers Hbomb recommended? I know one was German and called "Mark" or something.

Yeah I rec'd Three Arrows and Malmrose Projects!

Mark Kermode is a british film critic and national treasure. He's my fave film critic, even when I disagree. His review and followup of Revolver is brilliant, it's on youtube somewhere. During his review of Sex and the City 2 he started singing the internationale. Probably one of the best reviews ever is when he did pirates 3. It's a back and forth with Simon Mayo, and eventually Kermode is on such a long rant that it cuts to Mayo's camera and he's literally gone, just got up and left. I love him

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Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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Plato's Republic is just series of skits starring Socrates

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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Whoever runs TB's account unfollowed it from me in late June and I think that's super weird. Like, uh, why

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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FoldableHuman posted:

What I find particularly interesting is how some people respond strongly to the projects/failures themselves (I'm in this camp, personally) while others it's all about how FYAD roasted the person. I tried a bit harder to capture this with the Grovertub thread, since the interplay between the thread and BeatmasterJ is integral to the story, but for a lot of the classics there's really two parallel stories to tell.

I'm going to test drive a couple more on Twitter before I try something a bit more committed than a Tweet thread, find the right balance of "here was the next stage of the progress" and "here's how the thread responded."

The stories are a mix of a ton of different great particular elements and getting them all to work is like, key.

I mean you have the basic element of 'someone really messed up this piece of engineering in a funny and obvious way', but then you can go deeper and investigate just how wrong they were and just how easy it would be to see it if they'd checked. Like, for me, the punchline of engineering disaster stories is basically like the Action Park anecdote where test dummies for the loopdeloop slide came out missing their heads, or the diagram Supercar contributed to your new thread demonstrating that a sensible receiving tower would have to be the size of the washington monument. Like, the story of the RIPline is so beautiful that simply describing the physics of going down a zipline becomes the most hilarious thing in the world.

But then there's the completely different angle of that person being relentlessly dunked on in funny ways, watching them slowly catch up to their own ignorance, that they spent a lot of money on a zipline that dismembers children, realise they need to do damage control - there's so many layers.

Honestly the way folks talked about groverhaus made it really uninteresting and made me not check out the thread itself for ages because by the time I was on SA it was basically just a jokey meme about someone having built some stuff badly. The story that is badly-explained the worst imo is Doobie's Doghouse. It somehow has its own wiki but the wiki fails to really relate just how ridiculous that entire story was from beginning to end, the spell that seemed to be cast on hundreds of goons as they good-naturedly poured money into helping a man destroy a building trying to make it into a restaurant. Documenting that in video form for people to really get how amazing that event was would be amazing. Please do videos about the horrors of SA engineering

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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business hammocks posted:

I always remember when Kate Beaton registered here and was happy to find friendly dorks to talk about weird history with, then started getting people asking her to date them, then got people posting their fantasy dates with her, then didnt post any more. I think it was like a week from beginning to end.

Do you have a link to the thread(s) where this happened? That sounds horrible and I have to know all of it immediately

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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I've only ever played the story of call of duty games because I'm some kind of inhuman monster who simultaneously can't abide any realistic-shooter multiplayer experience that isn't at least as in-depth as counter strike but also has grown to the age of being bored of counter strike so now I'm just a cold dead husk.

What I'm saying is I like dark souls. It fully captures the existential bleakness that makes up the core story of call of duty games but without being racist about it

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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The fun thing about the escape pods question is that it's actually interesting to really consider. Like, they put that scene in the film. They could have not. But it's there. They want you to know that a few people saw the escape pod go and did not shoot or intercept it. So it's worth thinking about that 'mistake.'

Was it the empire's mistake? Not everyone in every operation is fully briefed on what's happening, what's being looked for, and general misinformation happens all the time, especially in rigid authoritarian structures where people are expected not to think outside the box when given orders that seem weird. Alternatively you have That One Guy making the wrong call. Like, "oh weird, an empty escape pod popped off the old ship we just shot. Huh. Dont bother shooting it that seems wasteful, and we can get docked for wasting ammo."

But you have another alternative. A shitton of people working for the Empire definitely look the other way on all kinds of problems deliberately doing their jobs poorly or hindering the various operations in petty ways, because they simply do not like fascism. This happened in real life. Resistance to the Nazis took place on all fronts. People working for them would frequently design or build stuff wrong, mess up easy repairs, drain necessary resources, do anything to hinder the war effort in ways they could get away with. We probably wouldn't have won if it weren't for the fact that a shitton of unsung heroes stuck in the nazi war machine didn't want the nazis to win either.

If your bosses, who seem perfectly ok with oppressing and killing innocent people, to the point that they built an, ahem, genocide star, were looking for something important on a ship and an escape pod popped off with no life signs, would you really just let the guy shoot it when you could just, like, tell the guy its fine, and hope it causes some trouble, however small? I'd 100% do what that guy did. I empathise with that fuckin captain guy deliberately ordering his subordinate not to shoot the escape pod more than I empathise with most film protagonists.

Once again this is why Rogue One fuckin owns. People spent decades joking / mocking the death star design and how weird it was that you could blow it up so easily. What a colossal obvious mistake slash plot hole that was! And then you meet the guy who designed the death star and he's all like guess what, I snuck in a design flaw so bad it'll blow thing up if you shoot it, vive la resistance fuckers and Mads Mikkelson is basically the personal saviour of peace and justice in the galaxy and he did it by being bad at his job on purpose

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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CharlestheHammer posted:

I wish it did, instead it had some to make you wonder what exactly is happening but not enough to feel like you understand it.

That's how politics works for most people.

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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Waffles Inc. posted:

speedrunning and this video are dope

that said, in response to the last 5 minutes of the video I have a suggestion for my boy hbomb: you should check out sports as well! the whole narration about the zelda runner and everything reminds me of, say, one run down, bottom ninth, two outs; or a free kick 25 yards out in the 89th minute in a draw game; a faceoff in NHL overtime, etc etc

part of what I, too love about speedrunning is the passion, and if you're a lover of passion and personal stakes, it's hard to beat sports (even esports!)

more nerds should watch sports they're good

I really like Jon Bois' videos, which kinda manage to show me how much fun being really into sports can be, and I'm glad someone did that for me.

I'm still more into poker and chess but there we go

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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Junpei Hyde posted:

if you beat me at chess I will let you and only you poo poo up this thread with star wars opinions

We're doing that.

Also I reopened the doc with the half-finished prequel defense script today. It's such a weird project to figure out how to execute in the best way.

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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Grapplejack posted:

Ds2 looks infinitely better now that ds3 came out.

i just started it and it seems good so far! Does it get bad?

How is it that liking the souls games makes me the contrarian among souls fans

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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The Moviebob video is pretty accurate and I wish he applied the same level of thinking to things he happened not to already like, or which happened to not already agree with his personal views and values.

Like you already know, if you're old enough to have thought about it, that the person Rick reflects is a kind of bad guy, so it's easy to 'get' that Rick and Morty is criticising the character of Rick by having him almost kill himself to avoid talking about his feelings. But if you, for example, think superheroes are still really cool and morally good, then when they make a movie where Batman dresses like an idiot and has a cult of fanboys who murder people he's marked as criminals, it's suddenly a meaningless edgy mistake made by Bad Man Snyder, because Batman isn't supposed to be bad

Is there a better word for "Selective Literacy"?

Hbomberguy fucked around with this message at 19:38 on Sep 6, 2018

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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I feel like Verhoeven's aesthetic has a kind of sympathy to fascism, even if he tries to play it cool like he's all the way into ironic distance. I don't think he's bad necessarily, but the purity of the volk as defended by the muscly army dudes against the roiling impure bug people has appeared more than once in the guy's movies.

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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When Death of the Author was formulated, Roland Barthes famously specifically wrote a 'but Zack Snyder is just bad' clause, preventing further thought on the topic in the minds of film critics and liberal youtubers who, just happen, just keep in the back of your mind, just happen, to think the films the snyderverse is criticising are the next sistine chapel

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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Junpei Hyde posted:

Netflix Death Note was pretty good

hell yeah. nine hour video by me about how good it is incoming in seven years

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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I Before E posted:

Getting what the game considers to be 100% of collectibles, which in some games is less than the total amount of collectibles, with some being "extra credit", like how you can get 101% in DK64

in dk64 you don't need to get all the stuff to get 101%, it's insulting

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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nine-gear crow posted:

Mike and Rich ReView Mikes hastily written one-page treatment pitch for that new Jean-Luc Picard show CBS is doing now that Les Sweet Jesus I Hate Star Trek Moonves has been #MeTood into oblivion. And its kinda sad and revealing, not gonna lie. Its kind of a shame to see Mike falling so hard into backwards-looking nostalgia especially for a franchise that was all about moving ahead (Enterprise, JJTrek, and Discovery notwithstanding).

RLM's non-Plinkett stuff was really disillusioning and informative to me when they started doing those. Like you're getting a look past the layers of intellectualising that come into the process when you're writing a script for a character. I remember that Ghostbusters 2 commentary where they nostalgically remembered a bunch of the "great moments" from the first movie in contrast to 2, which they remembered as bad, and then almost every one of the moments they mentioned happened later in the movie.

Plinkett had always been these opinions and half-remembered fragments of films they hadn't seen in a while or thought about much, conglomerated into some sense of critical analysis. It was simply presented better. And when you realise the difference between making a decent video and actually having a point, a lot of things start to fall into place.

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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FoldableHuman posted:

Excuse me but I need my anime to run at an authentic 0-16 FPS just like it did in the 80s when anime was real.

Does McLuhan's theory of hot and cold media have contingencies for FPS

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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OmanyteJackson posted:

Okay do you really think fascism is not liking a particular group of people?

OmanyteJackson nods sagely and unleashes devastation on his enemies by opening his genius mouth and proudly proclaiming "Triumph of the Will isn't fascist, it just doesn't like a particular group of people, lol kill yourself" before hitting resume on his goblin porn

Hbomberguy fucked around with this message at 16:13 on Oct 16, 2018

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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OmanyteJackson posted:

This is amazingly stupid in a hundred different ways, Here's one. How many people are killed in Triumph of the Will. Yet it's still fascist propaganda. Almost like there's more to a dangerous ideology than "murder the bad people"
On the contrary, fascism is a remarkably uncomplex way of thinking. Attempting to mystify fascism to escape comparison to one's own deeply stupid beliefs with 'well it's not as bad when I do it, surely there's more to it when it's fascism' will not work.

Historically, fascism attempts to make itself seem deeper and more complicated by inventing delusions of purity and progress. These are lies. Fascists want to kill the bad people and want to be powerful, but invent other, mythical 'deeper, more complex' reasonings and faux-nuances to mask this brutal simplicity. When you say that fascism is actually more complicated than thuggery, you are accepting a literal fascist lie. It is not.

You are not a fascist. You merely enjoy the fascist porn cartoon and you don't want to think too hard about why. You're ignorant in the same highly unexceptional way we happen to see in garden variety fascists, but that's ok. It is possible to become less ignorant, all you have to do is stop trying to pretend there's secretly a very clever reason to be stupid.

An intellectually honest reply to criticisms would be to present an oppositional or redemptive reading of the text, as Augus just did really well with three 'edgy' media properties, or perhaps simply admit to the troublesome messaging and explore why you or others might enjoy the thing in more detail.

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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I bet everyone's really starting to regret they wished on that monkey's paw for me to stop defending the star wars prequels.

OmanyteJackson posted:

i havent seen this show. I dont like this show. Sexual assault in media has a profoundly negative effect on me due to personal experience i dont want to go into. I'm no longer going to engage with this poo poo.

My apologies. I mistakenly assumed you had a reason to defend the honour of the bad cartoon you hadn't seen and tell people to kill themselves.

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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I'm watching the bonus Killdozer video right now, it owns so hard, please give this man a dollar

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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We're changing the date until later for logistical reasons sorry ;d

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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There's really no reason to be racist, so anyone complaining about racism is an alarmist and the real problem and has to be stopped

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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What I'm obsessed with is if there's any more rare British dubs of cartoons. When the european or english version of something was different from the also-extant north american version. I can only think of like two, Lum the Invader girl and like, I think Cyber City Oedo 808 had a different version too?

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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God I recorded that Podcast years ago. I can't even listen to it now, it was so off the cuff and disoriented and smug.

To be fair it was for a website called 'smug film'. hey remember when the founder of smug film said some stuff about the kkk and everyone immediately quit lol

and then he opened a website called 'cody's right' where he complained people praised Get Out wrong because they liked its politics and they weren't being rational about the movie like he was

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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Absurd Alhazred posted:

Yikes.

I feel like I stopped watching CGP Gray when he was covering something where I felt he wasn't actually presenting a full view of the issue including the controversies and criticisms within the discipline. Might have done something about Guns, Germs, and Steel?

What is the controversy around that book? I never read it but I experienced a point in my life where lots of people who seemed to think they were smart said it was good

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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Ariong posted:

Will the VODs of the HBomberguy charity stream be rehosted on youtube at some point? Id like to check it out but Id rather do it there.

I'll put them up on my stream channel asap! Thanks

also thanks for helping me discover I'm blocked on twitter by someone named 'cyber stalin'. It's an honour. Can I also be blocked by digital pol pot and mechanical thatcher

Hbomberguy fucked around with this message at 19:36 on Jan 22, 2019

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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Augus posted:

Ah, so hes popular for being wrong

that's my job leave me alone

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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Gold Experience is one of the best designs ever and you cannot dispute this

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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professional opinion: it's good

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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FoldableHuman posted:

it's pretty much a coin toss between me and Harry

If it was me, sorry, I don't read this thread much any more because I can't get away with being annoying about movies so what's the point.

Oh also Pacific Rim is fascist

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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lol remember when marvel partnered with war profiteers

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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MisterBibs posted:

I mean, I only use the thing for Satisfactory, but still.

Same.
Let me know how to not be spied on please!

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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i was sure it was already like, five. wow

in any case the cover of Dare made specifically for the video got flagged for revenue-sharing with some conglomerates. So there's that.

quote:

Claimed by: LatinAutor - SonyATV, LatinAutor, BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing, UBEM, ARESA, LatinAutor - PeerMusic, Abramus Digital and EMI Music Publishing


I wasn't aware you could monetize someone else's cover like that

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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the pendercast is becoming less and less of a joke thing i might do and more and more of a thing i want to do on a regular basis

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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Mel Mudkiper posted:

Tyranny was a commercial disaster and internal metrics from Bioware said like 80% of Mass Effect players went Paragon

Tyranny's entire marketing budget, to my knowledge, was the video Noah Gervais made about it.

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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ArfJason posted:

shaun is the gold standard. no stupid rear end lame jokes aside from sarcastic remarks here and there, straight to the point (most of the time). Scripted so as to not be rambly. Simple visuals to accompany some stuff. etc

im not saying theatrics cant help convey a point better/have more impact, as much as i hate hbomberguys epic wacky poo poo, sometimes he lands a good one like breaking through a wall with an axe, which sells the punchline at the end a bit more.

Shaun's work is excellently written and I know I couldn't just sit down and be engaging over a still image for 40 minutes so I'm always trying to come up with tricks.

My end goal is to only do theatrics that work as well as the wall one and not to do them otherwise. I try to do them less and less but I start to fidget and worry people will lose interest if it's too dry, even though honestly the driest videos are my favourite - Shaun, Three Arrows and Noah Gervais are perfect YouTubers, to me, but I don't trust myself to manage anything near that level

Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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I can't speak for Pannen but there's also the pressure of realising people are actually watching you. Like it's a lot harder to make something when your brain is constantly imagining thousands of different eyes on it. The "oh poo poo, people can see me" effect.

I have my best days of work by thinking of the four or five friends I want to laugh at or enjoy the thing I'm doing, and it gets progressively harder to lose sight of that the more you grow!

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Hbomberguy
Jul 4, 2009

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That's the ideologically interesting thing about Nolum Batman.

The 'modern', 'deep', 'clever' version of Batman is of a morally grey character, who does things that we might find disagreeable or even objectively wrong, but to achieve some arguably greater purpose, to the point that he becomes unimpeachable because it's impossible to conceive of a world where he didn't do the necessary things to keep everything going and maintain order and a semblance of justice - "He was too big", to quote The Dark Knight Returns, the OK but ultimately right-wing conservative comic that popularised this version.

In other words, the ultimate question Batman-centric stories explore is "sure maybe he does bad things, maybe he does a little bit of fascism, but don't the ends justify the means to stop the bad guys?" and the answer is either 'yes', or 'no', or some mythical perfectly-balanced story that I don't think has actually been pulled off successfully, to my knowledge at least. The most interesting fulcrum for modern Batman stories is where the creator decides to fall on this problem of representation.

The flaw in the 'yes' answer is revealed specifically in the character of Nolum Batman's antagonists: Bane and the Joker, in their most interesting incarnations, have a point. They mean something. Occupy Wall Street has a point. But the point of Batman is that these figures need to be stopped, by any means necessary, otherwise, well, Batman's is a vigilante fascist extrajudicially beating up people with no moral justification beyond 'well what if the cops aren't as badass or incorruptible enough as me, the guy who dresses as a bat because his parents are dead?'

In Begins, Dark Knight and Rises, you can see a flimsy attempt to strike a balance, characters do futilely criticise Batman from the sidelines, and the villains have a point, but in order to make Batman's actions morally justifiable, the creators had to build a ridiculous cartoon hellworld where Ra's al Ghul wants to destroy a city because he's evil, the Joker wants to blow up innocent people to prove a point to no-one in particular because I dunno he's craaaaazyyy, and Bane is only pretending to be helping the people of the city rise up against oppression and secretly he wants to nuke them, because, uh, someone else wanted to do that before.

So the moral of the Nolan Batmans is that Batman is a good guy because look at all these bizarre monsters we made up. How else would we be able to stop the imaginary cartoon men?

Bakeneko posted:

Yeah hes good except for all the murders he committed.

So yeah, Bane is a bad guy and a villain in the plot written as-is, but the argument being made here is that this is not how people behave. Occupy Wall Street are working class people angry at a status quo that will easily destroy millions of lives, while giving a bonus to the people who did it. They are not, in fact, secretly manipulated by an arabic cult in order to usher in mass death in the name of the new world order. But those are the kinds of people you need to invent for Batman to be the good guy.

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