September 4, 2012

While discussing PARANORMAN...


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  1. So he's taking the typical American approach to an animated film, blindly labeling it as a "kid's movie," while shopping for comic books? Oh, I do love the irony!

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    1. But it is a kid's movie.

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    2. Comic books aren't for kids.

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    3. But they always tell that to you
      Me- I read comic books
      X person- Puff that little boys stuff?!? You should being making up yourself or something like a normal teenager girl
      Me- SHUT UP!!!

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    4. I deal with the same BS at work:
      Co-worker: What'd you do last night,
      Me: I went home and played D&D for a few hours with some friends.
      Co-worker: That's stupid. You need to stop acting like a kid and get your priorities straight.
      Me: Really? You just lost $500 in your fantasy football league.
      Co-worker: That's different.
      Me: Only because of the arbitrary social acceptability.
      Co-worker: Arbi-what?
      Me: Nevermind.
      (actual conversation)

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  2. Casper the friendly ghost, Mona the vampire, Aah! Real Monsters!, The RealGhostbusters episode with Chtulluh, Scooby-doo: Get Frankenstein, Tales from the Crypt: The Animated Series... I guess there isn't much real horror left in the world!

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    1. Let's not forget The Addams Family and The Munsters! All horror varieties have been ruined for the last 60 or so years, apparently.

      Where's the "Dopes" tag on this guy?

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    2. How about Teen Wolf? And even though there aren't any monsters in it, Bugsy Malone has lots of gangsters, but the face that there is a gangster movies for kids in no way weakens adult movies like The Godfather.

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    3. And let's not forget the "classic horror thriller" that was Monster Squad...

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  3. Nugget hasn't seen any of the short films featuring zombies and kids on YouTube and Vimeo, like "I Love Sarah Jane" (Brrrrr).

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  4. Yeah, a kid's movie that talks about serious themes like mob violence/herd behavior, puritan witch trials, bullying, reacting with fear to things you don't understand, forgiveness, and homeless men abusing prescription drugs... All of that talked about in a serious manner that isn't dumbed-down for kids at all. Yeah... those darned kids movies, always ruining everything.

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    1. Most people discussing this movie haven't seen it, so the entire point of it is missed. My wife and I enjoyed the movie greatly and found the message to be spot on.

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    2. I also loved this movie! Glad to here others feeling that way too.

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  5. Only officially. Unofficially... long before Paranorman.

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  6. The now-constant use of the "It's True" tag is really starting to put me off the site. Any glib-sounding comment is tagged "It's True" now even when it completely falls apart if you think about it for more than a split second.

    Obviously, ALL monsters are a staple of kids' films and TV(and ones much more juvenile than Paranorman). Does the existence of Casper or Sherman's Lagoon mean The Shining and Jaws are "limp-dicks" now? Really, really weak.

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    1. Very true. I was going to complain about the over-use of the "It's True" tag too, but you said it far better than I could.

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    2. Sears Poncho9/05/2012 10:28 AM

      That's the stupidest thing I have ever heard. You're starting to not like the comic because of the tags the comics are labeled under? I think you dorks don't have enough real things in your lives to complain about.

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    3. Says the guy calling a comment on this blog "the stupidest thing they've ever heard".

      It works like this: The tags are the author's voice here. A comic is only funny to me if I feel the author is in on the joke. Seeing somebody saying something ridiculously inane, which is funny and satisfying when they're being called a dope or a jerk or a crazy, completely loses its appeal if the author's saying we're supposed to be agreeing with them. Why wouldn't it? If there were NO tags I'd still find it funny because I could give it the benefit of the doubt, but I can't just ignore the "it's true", especially when it's used in like every other comic these days.

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    4. Sears Poncho9/05/2012 4:20 PM

      Wow is that how it works? You're a genius. Thanks for explaining.

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  7. Two specious "It's True" tags in a row... this week had better be building to something.

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    1. Sears Poncho9/05/2012 10:30 AM

      Yeah! It better be or else! Or else I'll keep reading it anyway! YEAH!

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  8. Wow. Many of the viewers of this site really care about the "tags". I give them little notice. That said, the tag "dopes" would have been better IMHO.

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  9. Cannon films logo shirt. Nice!

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  10. Yeeeaaaah... Zombies have lost their "flair" long before Paranorman...

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  11. Go see the movie before you say anything. It's a damn great movie, one of the best I've seen in a while.

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  12. Zombies have been over since they changed from being voodoo slaves.

    This current obsession with Night-of-the-Living-Dead-style zombies is absolutely mainstream and, to me, silly (and Romero didn't call them zombies). At least vampires have some real folk history behind them (even though it's significantly different).

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    1. They weren't called zombies in the original Night of the Living Dead, but he did called them that in Dawn of the Dead.

      Also, something new and made up can't be serious? Really? So, the Cthulhu, Slenderman, and SCP mythoses are all just mainstream and silly too?

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    2. Cthulhu are twice as old as this kind of zombie, and they took a lot longer to catch on. And they were a lot better written. And, most importantly, there wasn't already a different, established cthulu mythos before Lovecraft.

      Zombies already "existed", and they were something very different. Anyone complaining about what Twilight has done to vampires should also be complaining about this appropriation of the term "zombie".

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    3. So, what you're saying is that nothing should ever change... ever. Or at the least, nothing should ever use the same name as something else. There should always be a new name for every new concept. Riiiight... good luck with that.

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    4. And better written? Have you ever actually /read/ Lovecraft? Talk about tedious writing. The man may have been a genius when it came to ideas, but his writing is so boring. You'd think he could find a thesaurus to come up with a synonym or two for "blasphemous" so he wouldn't have to use the same word every other freakin' paragraph!

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  13. Nothing can remove vampires as the limp dick of horror now that 100 million mush brains think that they sparkle.

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  14. People only hate zombies because it's cool to hate zombies. It's a socially acceptable hipster behavior.
    "Oh, look at me, I hate what other people like! I want to be accepted by people I don't know and be thought of as cool by them, so I'm going to hate something that is popular! I'm sooooo cool now!"

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    1. Close, but you've got it reversed. People are only into the "Zombie Apocalypse" because they think it's the cool "in" thing and they want to seem cool.

      I don't have zombies. I don't even hate zombie lovers. If anything, I just have a low opinion of the latter.

      But go ahead. Hop on the bandwagon and enjoy the ride.

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    2. That should be "I don't hate zombies".

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    3. Methinks thou dost protest too much. I stand by my original statement as correct and by yours as that of a hipster who is "too cool" to admit he is a hipster. Zombies are popular, perhaps to the point of being overdone, on that we can both agree. But everyone I've ever talked to that likes zombies has genuine enthusiasm about them. Nearly everyone I've ever talked to that hates them (much like you do, despite your protestations, otherwise you wouldn't be arguing about it so much, if you honestly "just don't care" then you would drop it) pretty much has no real reason to hate them, since they haven't even really seen/read/played any zombie-related media. They just hear about how popular it is and therefore, they hate it. Ergo, ignorant hipsters.

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    4. I find them boring. I prefer adversaries\antagonists which have at least some kind of agenda besides feeding. I don't mind them if they are one enemy besides others, but they just don't work for me as the focus of the story.
      Hmm, maybe they would work better as part of some hivemind.

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  15. Perfect Example: The Walking Dead

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  16. I'd love to see how he reacts to "Hotel Transylvania".

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