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Post  Domino on Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:42 pm



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Post  kumarhk on Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:05 am

Ah, good ol' failblog. Always great for a laught Smile
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Post  2hot2handle on Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:00 pm

Was this just for some funny pictures or is it where people should post their failed attempts at hurdling nerdism?
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Post  Jakob on Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:21 pm

I think you can make it whatever you want.
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Post  Mekka on Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:31 pm

Ha ha, that means it's my schoolday athletics memories!
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Re: Hurdle FAIL

Post  mediasaurusrex on Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:35 pm

Here is one:

I really tried to hurdle anime and all of it's tentacles.

I went in deep.

I talked to punk kids wearing Naruto shirts.

I stayed up all night on a Chritmas ever about 15 years ago watching Akira.

I have done all of the prepwork a person should do to enjoy and appreciate anime.

But I can't get over that one. It is daunting.

Of course, I also had the wonderful experience of being at a tattoo artist's house for a BBQ and watched some of the harshest hentai ever made to the tune of undercooked beef...that sure didn't help. It also didn't help that the freakish crowd was moved to lustful silence during the regular scenes of alien/monster/human/beast rape.

Anime is beyond me. I can't lock it down. There isn't enough time to do it, and the syllabus is too huge. Perhaps I don't understand the storytelling either. Every time I get to the end of one of those serials I wonder why I wasted my time. It is always either too cute or too violent, with a hopelessly ambiguous (or straight up vacant) solution.

HURDLE FAIL. No

And for the record, the animation sucks.
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Post  Jakob on Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:43 pm

Like mentioned elsewhere, Hentai probably should be categorized under PH (perv hurdle). Especially tentacle rape.
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Post  Roundapanda on Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:59 pm

Jakob wrote:Like mentioned elsewhere, Hentai probably should be categorized under PH (perv hurdle). Especially tentacle rape.

So happy Perv hurdle is part of your vocab now Razz

(I love this little dude > Razz look at his happy tongue out face!)
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Re: Hurdle FAIL

Post  Hayden_Bloom on Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:16 am

I totally failed the comic hurdle. The lack of naturalistic dialogue was just too much, even in the books that took themselves seriously, like Watchmen or Killing Joke, the dialogue was always either contrived or over the top. I don't really rate Alan Moore as a writer at all.
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Re: Hurdle FAIL

Post  Marius on Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:55 am

Lost and Heroes. Just can't get into them.
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Post  ori-STUDFARM on Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:51 am

The Next Generation is a bit of a fail for me. I liked the original series. I loved DS9. I enjoyed watching both Voyager and Enterprise. Apart from the odd episode, I find myself nodding off when I watch TNG. Not really a hurdle I feel I've got to clear, but with the internet circles I roll with, I feel as if I should be more "into" TNG. And the odd thing is, I love Patrick Stewart. Perhaps they only repeat the boring ones
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Post  Jakob on Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:00 pm

THAT is a unique opinion. Bold move, Anthony, bold move.
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Post  Jakob on Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:20 pm

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Post  Bear Police on Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:28 pm

mediasaurusrex wrote:
I talked to punk kids wearing Naruto shirts.
There's your problem, guy.
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Re: Hurdle FAIL

Post  mediasaurusrex on Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:37 am

Bear Police wrote:
mediasaurusrex wrote:
I talked to punk kids wearing Naruto shirts.
There's your problem, guy.

Perhaps. Anime is anime. Naruto included.
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Post  Bear Police on Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:40 am

Man, that's like saying all American movies are Crank. The people who are "into anime" are the wrong kind of people to get anime recommendations from. Watch some Miyazaki, and avoid everything else.
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Re: Hurdle FAIL

Post  mediasaurusrex on Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:57 am

I have seen all of the Miyazaki stuff. Amusing, but meh. Billy Crystal as a living fart in Howl's Moving Castle was fun for a solid 3 minutes. That stuff is as long winded as any of the old STAR BLAZERS full-length films from the 80s. Oh, and just as badly animated, I might add.

Like I said, I put in my time.

And please enlighten me as to where the various categories of anime lie. Hentai is one end of the spectrum. I am beginning to think you feel Naruto is not canon anime. But seriously, what is the difference between Naturto and DBZ? Some people swear by the (manga turned anime) DBZ. Anime seems to be this big badly animated oleaginous wog that is touted as being cool/enlightening/sophisticated/well-written. I haven't found any of that yet. Oh, and did I mention that it is badly animated? Surely something called "anime" should at least step it up and not go '70s Hanna Barbera on its audience.

Your comparison saying that what I said is similar to calling all American films "Crank" is a little weak, sir. Unless you are someone from the outside looking in. I am on the outside looking into anime. It is making no sense. Plus, I have put in more aniume time than your example individual who has only seen CRANK. Anime needs to have its categories exposed or something. I can't do this hurdle.
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Post  kumarhk on Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:47 am

mediasaurusrex wrote:Billy Crystal as a living fart in Howl's Moving Castle was fun for a solid 3 minutes.
I love Miyazaki, but Howl's Moving Castle was a big pile of wank.
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Post  2hot2handle on Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:51 am

Was Howls moving castle supposed to not make any sense at all? Or am i missing something?
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Post  kumarhk on Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:05 am

2hot2handle wrote:Was Howls moving castle supposed to not make any sense at all? Or am i missing something?
It was just bad. You're not missing anything.

THIS is Howl's Moving Castle, not that piece of crap they called a film.

*That "THIS" is a link, by the way.
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Post  Hayden_Bloom on Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:48 pm

I didn't like the book either to be honest. I was loving the film, I was actually preferring it to Spirited Away, what with its rich visuals and Miazaki's splendid storytelling until the third act. That has got to be one of the biggest let downs in a film ever.
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Post  kumarhk on Fri May 01, 2009 12:49 am

Hayden_Bloom wrote:I didn't like the book either to be honest. I was loving the film, I was actually preferring it to Spirited Away, what with its rich visuals and Miazaki's splendid storytelling until the third act. That has got to be one of the biggest let downs in a film ever.
I think it fell apart in the second act. I almost walked out in the third act.

The book is definitely not for everyone; but it's a breath of fresh air in the so-called genre of children's fantasy novels.
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Post  Jakob on Fri May 01, 2009 9:37 am

When I saw the film I didn't know it was a book (which I ahev not read). I enjoyed it. Not as much as Spirited Away, more than Castle in the Sky. My complaint was that it seemed like if you took those two films and smushed them together, that's what he was doing with Howl's. I like his more fanciful works (Totoro), myself. He more serious (Mononoke) leave me a bit cold. Bur still, Studio Gibli is the only anime I'll watch.
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Post  Wilco on Thu May 28, 2009 3:27 pm




Obama Fail, or is that an oxymoron (take that republicans)
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