History Creator / BobChipman

29th Nov '16 9:58:00 AM Kalaong
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* IWantMyJetpack: Devoted an entire ''Big Picture'' [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/4936-Science episode]] to this subject.

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* IWantMyJetpack: Devoted an entire ''Big Picture'' [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/4936-Science episode]] to this subject. Also a ''big'' part of his review of ''Film/TheMartian'';
-->Now folks… I’ll admit I’m the easiest lay in the world for stuff like this. I’m “that guy” who never stopped being in love with outer space. I’m “that guy” who thinks we oughta be dumping as much funding as we ''possibly'' can into NASA come hell or high water because I do NOT want to die without at least seeing humanity be on it’s way to something like Starfleet in my lifetime – and I’m that guy who if you hear this and come at me with some short-sighted “but people are still… and we need money for… but it’s not as important as…” my response is always going to be '''''Spaceship. Fuck You!'''''
16th Nov '16 3:22:25 AM Tron80
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* ValuesDissonance: [[invoked]] [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/6552-Original-Geek-Girl Discussed]] in relation to the early {{Supergirl}} comics of the '50s and early '60s, with him noting that [[TropesAreTools it had some upsides]] as to the quality of the writing. Paradoxically, by having Supergirl conform to the era's rigid gender roles, the writers produced stories that were often better than the Franchise/{{Superman}} comics of the same era, with Supergirl being a flawed hero who often had to fix her mistakes as opposed to always being on the side of what's clearly right and just.

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* ValuesDissonance: [[invoked]] [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/6552-Original-Geek-Girl Discussed]] in relation to the early {{Supergirl}} Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} comics of the '50s and early '60s, with him noting that [[TropesAreTools it had some upsides]] as to the quality of the writing. Paradoxically, by having Supergirl conform to the era's rigid gender roles, the writers produced stories that were often better than the Franchise/{{Superman}} comics of the same era, with Supergirl being a flawed hero who often had to fix her mistakes as opposed to always being on the side of what's clearly right and just.
15th Nov '16 8:41:36 AM Nikumubeki
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** Each major antagonist of the Overthinker series is a take that to parts of the video game community that Bob dislikes - The Anti-Thinker (hardcore gamers/the "douchebag" audience of re

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** Each major antagonist of the Overthinker series is a take that to parts of the video game community that Bob dislikes - The Anti-Thinker (hardcore gamers/the "douchebag" audience of rerecent pop culture), Strawman (the fans that criticized Bob for introducing story arcs to his show), the Pyrothinker and Cryothinker (those who abandoned game arcades), Retrothinker / Necrothinker (hardcore gamers who only play old school games) and the Robothinker (Xbox Live trolls).
** In Episode 95 specifically, Anti-Thinker's initial look and set up makes fun of the internet reviewer ''[[http://www.youtube.com/user/xRazorFistX The Rageholic]]'', right down to the logo, the set, and the black-and-white look. The only thing missing is the long hair, which Antithinker lampshades:
-->'''Antithinker:''' "Can you imagine if I had my hair grown out and I had all this shit going on? I'd only be a complete Spoony rip-off, instead of just most of one."
** At the end of his review of [[Film/{{TheFastAndTheFurious}} Furious 7]], Bob delivers some pot shots to the Oscars regarding Vin Diesel saying this movie should win Best Picture.
-->I mean, y’all gave Vin Diesel a ribbing a week or two back when he said this movie should win an Oscar, right? And we were right, but kinda for the wrong reasons when you think about it. I mean, [[SarcasmMode damn right Furious 7 isn't Oscar material(!)]] There’s way too much diversity in the cast(!) The women have complete characters and personalities unto themselves(!) There’s no [[Film/{{Birdman}} aging white dude monologuing about how relevant over the hill actors are]] or young white dudes pantomiming various [[Film/{{TheImitationGame}} ailments]] or [[Film/{{TheTheoryOfEverything}} disabilities]](!) I mean, geez, what are ya thinkin’ there, [[Franchise/{{TheChroniclesOfRiddick}} Riddick]](?)
* TemptingFate: "Don't worry commissioner, everything should be OK as long as there isn't one more... elementally... powered... ninja..."
* TonightSomeoneDies: Episode 47 ends with such an announcement, and sure enough, Strawman is killed in the following episode.
* TransparentCloset: Invoked for [[StreetFighter Cammy]] in ep 14, complete with appropriate graphic.
* UnconventionalLearningExperience: His in-universe general opinion of video games in Ep. 16.
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Lampshaded. "Fuckin' Squaresoft!"
* UnusualEuphemism: "Over the heels".
* ValuesDissonance: [[invoked]] [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/6552-Original-Geek-Girl Discussed]] in relation to the early {{Supergirl}} comics of the '50s and early '60s, with him noting that [[TropesAreTools it had some upsides]] as to the quality of the writing. Paradoxically, by having Supergirl conform to the era's rigid gender roles, the writers produced stories that were often better than the Franchise/{{Superman}} comics of the same era, with Supergirl being a flawed hero who often had to fix her mistakes as opposed to always being on the side of what's clearly right and just.
* VerySpecialEpisode: "Violence is Golden" & "Building a Better Gamer" respectively deal with the MediaWatchdog nature & portrayal of video games and the demonization of them in the media and getting & developing better habits for gamers. [[TropesAreNotBad They are both some-what well done.]] "The Revolution" is also this, to a lesser extent, trying to convince people not to shop at [=GameStop=] for better retail.
* VideoGameMoviesSuck: [[invoked]] {{Discussed|Trope}} in the ''Game Overthinker'' episode [[http://gameoverthinker.blogspot.com/2012/08/episode-73-return-aka-going-hollywood.html "Going Hollywood"]]. He feels that the reason for this trope is because many of the "great" games, especially many of the classics from the early days of gaming, either have {{Excuse Plot}}s and more of a focus on gameplay, or have certain story mechanics that work well in games but would translate poorly to a film (he cites ''VideoGame/{{Assassins Creed|I}}'' as an example of the latter). He feels that the solution to the problem of "how to make a great video game movie" isn't to adapt the story of a game, but to try and adapt its gameplay mechanics -- for example, a ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' movie filmed entirely in first-person, or a ''{{Franchise/Metroid}}'' movie that's built around the main character exploring the alien world around her.
* VisualPun:
** The word "but" will show a picture of [[SoulSeries Ivy's]] ass, the word "thing" will be a picture of [[ComicBook/FantasticFour The Thing]], {{God}} will show a picture of Shigeru Miyamoto, among others.
** Sometimes played with. In ep6 he mentions "D-cups" and shows [[IncrediblyLamePun a cup with the letter D on it]]; the image then quickly changes to a photo of breasts with the caption "Just kidding. Here's boobs."
** "Polarising": A polar bear. On the polar ice, you see.
** Often when posing a question, he uses an image of TheQuestion.
** In "OVERBYTES on Tropes vs. Women": "Oh no she's come to attack our man things!" then an image of Comicbook/ManThing appears accompanied by a roar "No, not that [[IncrediblyLamePun man thing]]..."
* WhatTheHellHero: In his video "Nintendo...WTF is Wrong With You??", Bob has criticized Nintendo for some poor business decisions from its unintuitive eshop, mishandling of Amiibos, and hostile takedowns of Youtube and Let's Play videos. Bob fears that Nintendo's poor decisions will alienate the general gaming populace and damage its ability to function as a creative industry leader.
* WildMassGuessing: He's responsible for the WMG/SuperMarioBros "Rosalina is God" Guess.
* XMeetsY: Subverted when he describes the [[{{Metroidvania}} gameplay]] of ''ShadowComplex'' as "''{{Franchise/Metroid}}'' crossed with ''Metroid'' divided by ''Metroid'' with a remainder of ''Metroid''." He also describes ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' as "''Franchise/StarshipTroopers'' crossed with ''Franchise/StarshipTroopers''."
3rd Nov '16 7:23:31 PM XanderVJ
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* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Did a two-part ''[[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/8978-Destined-for-Disappointment-Part-1 Big Picture]]'' [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/9004-Destined-for-Disappointment-Part-2 episode]] claiming that this trope has been overused in recent Hollywood blockbusters to avoid having to write the characters undergo genuine self discovery. He also cites the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequel trilogy, of all movies, as a {{deconstruct|edTrope}}ion of it.

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* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Did a two-part ''[[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/8978-Destined-for-Disappointment-Part-1 Big Picture]]'' [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/9004-Destined-for-Disappointment-Part-2 episode]] claiming that this trope has been overused in recent Hollywood blockbusters to avoid having to write the characters undergo genuine self discovery. He also cites the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequel trilogy, of all movies, as a {{deconstruct|edTrope}}ion of it.it (albeit he points out he thinks the execution was still lackluster).
3rd Nov '16 7:18:51 PM XanderVJ
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* ''The Game Overthinker'': Originally focused on video game analysis, it grew into a more story-driven series about the line between the worlds of humanity and gaming getting blurred. A format that lasted for 100 episodes and two [[ChannelHop Channel Hops]]. After the 100th episode and hiatus that lasted about a year, the showed continued for a while in Website/ScrewAttack and Website/YouTube while focusing on the analysis again in a shorter format for yet another year. The show is currently on hiatus once again, but Bob is determined to bring it back in some form.

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* ''The Game Overthinker'': Originally focused on video game analysis, it grew into a more story-driven series about the line between the worlds of humanity and gaming getting blurred. A format that lasted for 100 episodes and two [[ChannelHop Channel Hops]]. After the 100th episode and a hiatus that lasted for about a year, the showed continued for a while in Website/ScrewAttack and Website/ScrewAttack's Website/YouTube channel while focusing on the analysis again in a shorter format for yet another year. The show is currently on hiatus once again, but Bob is determined to bring it back in some form.
3rd Nov '16 7:17:37 PM XanderVJ
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* ''The Game Overthinker'': Originally focused on video game analysis, it grew into a more story-driven series about the line between the worlds of humanity and gaming getting blurred. However, after 100 episodes and two [[ChannelHop Channel Hops]] later, he's currently focused on the analysis again in a shorter format. Airs on Website/ScrewAttack and Website/YouTube.
* ''In Bob We Trust'': A show on Website/ScrewAttack that is [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial absolutely not to be taken as a continuation of any past series of his]] ([[BlatantLies except]] it's totally a continuation of ''The Big Picture''. Not only does he say that the show is about pop culture and politics, but he also breaks out the term "Comics Are Weird", a RunningGag/Catchphrase from TBP.) Runs new episodes every other Sunday, alternating with ''The Game Overthinker''.
* ''Really That Good'': A new series based around exploring past movies that are consistently celebrated, and discussing how these films live up to the praise by talking about the themes, style, narrative, pop cultural impact and other tropes of the picture.
* He still creates video reviews of films in the same style as his old show ''Escape to the Movies'' show (see below). They can be found on [[http://www.geek.com/author/bchipman/ Geek.com]] and his personal Website/YouTube channel.

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* ''The Game Overthinker'': Originally focused on video game analysis, it grew into a more story-driven series about the line between the worlds of humanity and gaming getting blurred. However, after A format that lasted for 100 episodes and two [[ChannelHop Channel Hops]] later, he's currently focused Hops]]. After the 100th episode and hiatus that lasted about a year, the showed continued for a while in Website/ScrewAttack and Website/YouTube while focusing on the analysis again in a shorter format. Airs format for yet another year. The show is currently on Website/ScrewAttack and Website/YouTube.
hiatus once again, but Bob is determined to bring it back in some form.
* ''In Bob We Trust'': A show show, originally started on Website/ScrewAttack Website/ScrewAttack, that is [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial absolutely not to be taken as a continuation of any past series of his]] ([[BlatantLies except]] it's totally a continuation of ''The Big Picture''. Not only does he say that is the show is about pop culture and politics, but he also breaks out the term "Comics Are Weird", a RunningGag/Catchphrase from TBP.) Runs new ). New episodes are currently released every other Sunday, alternating with ''The Game Overthinker''.
Sunday on his personal Website/YouTube channel.
* ''Really That Good'': A new series based around exploring in-depth past movies that are consistently celebrated, and discussing how these films live up to the praise by talking about the themes, style, narrative, pop cultural impact and other tropes of the picture.
* He still creates video reviews of films in the same a very similar style as to his old show ''Escape to the Movies'' show (see below). They can be found on [[http://www.geek.com/author/bchipman/ Geek.com]] and his personal Website/YouTube channel.
22nd Oct '16 4:07:19 AM Morgenthaler
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** Animal abuse is a good way to get especially harsh criticism from Bob. His Big Picture episode about [[AnimalWrongsGroup PETA]] mostly used it's tangential relation to video games (PETA complaining about [[SuperMarioBros Mario's Tanooki Suit]]) as a way to discuss their habit of killing almost all of the animals they receive. On a later episode, when talking about Michael Vick being in the running to appear on the front cover of the (then) next ''Franchise/MaddenNFL'', he stated that he considered his illegal dog fighting ring to be among the worst things a human could possibly do, short of cloning UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler or [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking greenlighting another]] ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking movie]].

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** Animal abuse is a good way to get especially harsh criticism from Bob. His Big Picture episode about [[AnimalWrongsGroup PETA]] mostly used it's tangential relation to video games (PETA complaining about [[SuperMarioBros Mario's Tanooki Suit]]) as a way to discuss their habit of killing almost all of the animals they receive. On a later episode, when talking about Michael Vick being in the running to appear on the front cover of the (then) next ''Franchise/MaddenNFL'', he stated that he considered his illegal dog fighting ring to be among the worst things a human could possibly do, short of [[YouClonedHitler cloning UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Adolf Hitler]] or [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking greenlighting another]] ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking movie]].
22nd Oct '16 4:07:01 AM Morgenthaler
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** Animal abuse is a good way to get especially harsh criticism from Bob. His Big Picture episode about [[AnimalWrongsGroup PETA]] mostly used it's tangential relation to video games (PETA complaining about [[SuperMarioBros Mario's Tanooki Suit]]) as a way to discuss their habit of killing almost all of the animals they receive. On a later episode, when talking about Michael Vick being in the running to appear on the front cover of the (then) next ''Franchise/MaddenNFL'', he stated that he considered his illegal dog fighting ring to be among the worst things a human could possibly do, short of cloning AdolfHitler or [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking greenlighting another]] ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking movie]].

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** Animal abuse is a good way to get especially harsh criticism from Bob. His Big Picture episode about [[AnimalWrongsGroup PETA]] mostly used it's tangential relation to video games (PETA complaining about [[SuperMarioBros Mario's Tanooki Suit]]) as a way to discuss their habit of killing almost all of the animals they receive. On a later episode, when talking about Michael Vick being in the running to appear on the front cover of the (then) next ''Franchise/MaddenNFL'', he stated that he considered his illegal dog fighting ring to be among the worst things a human could possibly do, short of cloning AdolfHitler UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler or [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking greenlighting another]] ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking movie]].
15th Oct '16 5:54:20 PM epoxy
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** TheWarOnStraw: LampshadeHanging. In a few early episodes a peripheral character makes feeble and fallacious arguments so that the Overthinker can refute them with his main thesis. This character is named Strawman and is [[EnmityWithAnObject a bale of straw]].
24th Sep '16 11:42:36 AM SpectralTime
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* BiasSteamroller:
** He has become notorious for the fact that his intense opposition to politically-incorrect, unfriendly, and "macho" members of the "hardcore" gaming and nerd community, noble in and of itself, bleeds into hating anything he thinks they like, hence the list under AcceptableTargets.
** Bob once infamously stated that he preferred ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'', one of the most controversial games in the venerable ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' series and often considered a FranchiseKiller, to the beloved and universally-acclaimed ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'' '''entirely''' on the basis that the ''Prime'' games were {{First Person Shooter}}s, and thus automatically, and this is a direct quote, "creatively bankrupt."
** Furthermore, his intense antipathy towards the "Retake ''VideoGame/MassEffect''" movement, which went on for more than a month of him being unable to make any videos about ''anything'' without spending a bit of time ranting about it, was heavily rooted in his low opinion of the morals and intellectual capacity of the gaming community, and his horror at the idea of what in his mind were a bunch of AcceptableTargets degrading UsefulNotes/TheAuteurTheory as applied to video games. Notably, he maintained throughout the controversy that he didn't see why his complete ignorance of the source material should prevent him from having an opinion about it and regularly dismissed the idea that a "player-driven narrative" could have any artistic value. Another direct quote: "No one ever won a Pulitzer for a f@#$ing 'Choose Your Own Adventure' novel!"
** He's become more and more notable for having a very, very strong leaning towards the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, while having an even stronger leaning ''against'' any comic book films not made within that franchise post ''Film/IronMan''.


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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Many of his rants comes ''very'' close to what "hardcore frat boys" talk and act like (or at least what he thinks they do). The very first episode is particularly notable in this regard.
** A more notable example is his frequent Twitter rants, which many people on the internet find unnervingly fascistic in tone due to describing his extreme antipathy towards the Right and his constant talk of "a brighter future".
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