History Main / DancingBear

25th Mar '17 3:03:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* Though ''Literature/FinnegansWake'' is made by the same author as the better known, better studied ''{{Ulysses}}'', most people know the book for its odd, stream-of-consciousness writing style.

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* Though ''Literature/FinnegansWake'' is made by the same author as the better known, better studied ''{{Ulysses}}'', ''Literature/{{Ulysses}}'', most people know the book for its odd, stream-of-consciousness writing style.
13th Mar '17 2:27:18 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' wouldn't have qualified purely as a result of OliverReed's death ... but the fact that the producers made a big deal about how they used special effects to allow the movie to be completed puts it deep into this territory.

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* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' wouldn't have qualified purely as a result of OliverReed's Creator/OliverReed's death ... but the fact that the producers made a big deal about how they used special effects to allow the movie to be completed puts it deep into this territory.



* Creator/HeathLedger's last film, ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDoctorParnassus''. Ledger only managed to film half of his role before dying, and Colin Farrel, Jude Law and Johnny Depp were brought in to play the character when he was in an AlternateDimension. Quite a few people watched the film [[JustHereForGodzilla just to see if they could pull it off]].

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* Creator/HeathLedger's last film, ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDoctorParnassus''. Ledger only managed to film half of his role before dying, and Colin Farrel, Jude Law Creator/ColinFarrel, Creator/JudeLaw and Johnny Depp Creator/JohnnyDepp were brought in to play the character when he was in an AlternateDimension. Quite a few people watched the film [[JustHereForGodzilla just to see if they could pull it off]].
28th Feb '17 10:11:47 AM Twentington
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* Much of the hype surrounding Billy Gilman when the then-11-year-old country singer from Rhode Island charted "One Voice" in 2000 was about the fact that he was the youngest male artist to score a country hit. That novelty, combined with the song's {{narm}}, wore off ''fast'', and Gilman was never heard from again.
* If the country band Ricochet is remembered for anything other than their [[OneHitWonder only remembered song]] "Daddy's Money", it's for the fact that they were not only the first country artist ever to chart a rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner", but also that said rendition was one of only a ''very'' small number of {{a cappella}} songs to enter the country charts (a feat they later repeated with a rendition of "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" that garnered some seasonal airplay).
8th Jan '17 3:32:06 PM MetaFour
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* Jazz pianist Joey Alexander gained attention even outside the usual jazz circles for being a child prodigy, who released his first album when he was 11 years old. He has the chops to live up to the hype, and he's played with big names in jazz like Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra.
6th Jan '17 4:55:50 PM nombretomado
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** ''FanFic/{{Cupcakes}}'' - Pinkie Pie tortures and murders Rainbow Dash. As with ''TheHumanCentipede'' mentioned below, the premise is more horrifying than the execution, and the fic is better remembered for leaving an impact on the ''Friendship is Magic'' fandom than for the actual quality of the writing.

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** ''FanFic/{{Cupcakes}}'' - Pinkie Pie tortures and murders Rainbow Dash. As with ''TheHumanCentipede'' ''Film/TheHumanCentipede'' mentioned below, the premise is more horrifying than the execution, and the fic is better remembered for leaving an impact on the ''Friendship is Magic'' fandom than for the actual quality of the writing.
1st Jan '17 6:29:50 PM Kotomikun
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* ''Series/ThunderboltFantasy'' got the attention of the anime fandom due to its association with Creator/GenUrobuchi. Puppet shows are not typical content for anime streaming sites, to say the least, so the medium made up most of the message; [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/thunderbolt-fantasy/.107756 any discussion of it]] centers on the strangeness of watching Taiwanese puppet theatre scripted by a famous anime writer.
27th Dec '16 9:28:06 AM ZombieAladdin
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* ''Pinball/{{Orbitor 1}}'''s appeal is solely that its playfield is not entirely flat, but is instead warped transparent plastic, causing the ball to travel unusual paths. Sometimes, a point would be made that the machine was designed by a NASA astrophysicist. Aside from that, the playfield itself was pretty empty, making the games incredibly boring.
* ''Pinball/{{Centigrade 37}}'' integrated a thermometer into the artwork whose mercury would rise as the game is played. The game itself is well-liked up to the present, but the thermometer was such a big part of the artwork that it would've been the first thing most people would see, especially to onlookers watching it rise as someone plays it.



* ''Pinball/{{Centigrade 37}}'' integrated a thermometer into the artwork whose mercury would rise as the game is played. The game itself is well-liked up to the present, but the thermometer was such a big part of the artwork that it would've been the first thing most people would see, especially to onlookers watching it rise as someone plays it.
* ''Pinball/HighRollerCasino'' was shown off in its marketing for its tri-color LED miniature display that could show scrolling messages and slot machine reel animations,[[note]]So excited was the production team about this display that there are at least 64 known messages that scroll during its AttractMode[[/note]] which itself was placed above a short ramp that would dunk the ball into a model of a slot machine, whose arm would descend whenever it's activated. In addition, there was a spinning roulette wheel that the ball could fall into and a set of drop targets with stand-up targets behind them that would generate poker hands based on the order they're hit.
* ''Pinball/{{Orbitor 1}}'''s appeal is solely that its playfield is not entirely flat, but is instead warped transparent plastic, causing the ball to travel unusual paths. Sometimes, a point would be made that the machine was designed by a NASA astrophysicist. Aside from that, the playfield itself was pretty empty, making the games incredibly boring.
* The main draw of ''Pinball/SpaceShuttle'', whenever it would appear in arcades and other public places, was an accurate scale model of a NASA shuttle placed onto the playfield. Straightforward as it was, this actually worked incredibly well: As such levels of detail could not be replicated in video games at the time, ''Space Shuttle'' proved to be very popular (for pinball), getting pinball out of the slump it had in the mid-80's. It worked so well, it became standard for pinball machines released afterwards to have a model of ''something'' on the playfield somewhere.
* The pinball machine for ''Pinball/StarshipTroopers'' focused on two easily noticeable aspects: A pretty large model of a Brain Bug that would normally stay hidden but would pop up for you to hit with the ball during certain times; and a third flipper, smaller than the other two and colored red, controlled by a third button on the side of the machine.
* The flyers distributed to operators for ''Pinball/TheTwilightZone'' had a large part dedicated to the gumball machine in the corner: This one is filled with pinballs, and when you deposit a ball behind it, the handle on the gumball machine would turn on its own and provide you with a replacement ball.
* ''Pinball/TXSector'' proudly advertised its so-called "teleporting balls": Two pinballs were kept in reserve at various spots, ready to be released under certain conditions, creating the illusion that a single ball teleported elsewhere.



* In turn, the marketing for ''Pinball/{{Gorgar}}'' was completely about how the various voice clips for the titular creature could be spliced together to form other phrases.
* ''Pinball/TXSector'' proudly advertised its so-called "teleporting balls": Two pinballs were kept in reserve at various spots, ready to be released under certain conditions, creating the illusion that a single ball teleported elsewhere.

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* ** In turn, the marketing for ''Pinball/{{Gorgar}}'' was completely about how the various voice clips for the titular creature could be spliced together to form other phrases.
* ''Pinball/TXSector'' proudly advertised its so-called "teleporting balls": Two pinballs Arguably, the large monitor in ''Pinball/TheWizardOfOz'' is this. Though downplayed in the promotional materials for this machine, it was the first mass-produced pinball machine to have a full-size flat-screen monitor embedded in it, which is a lot more colorful, bigger, brighter, and most importantly, a lot more modern-looking than the single-color dot-matrix displays Creator/JerseyJackPinball's competitors were kept using at the time, and thus draws a lot of attention from onlookers and passers-by. Operators with a ''Wizard of Oz'' machine and no other monitor-based pinball machines claim that ''Oz'' brings in reserve at various spots, ready least several times as many players as their dot-matrix display or older machines. Although ''The Wizard of Oz'' is a solid game in its own right, only time will tell if this novelty continues to be last as more machines are released under certain conditions, creating the illusion that a single ball teleported elsewhere.with monitors like this one.
26th Dec '16 2:58:24 AM Sabrewing
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** Nintendo themselves had long been renowned for having, compared to other game companies, a [[TheMoralSubstitute squeaky-clean image]], often forcing developers to censor their games for mature content such as violence, religion, or bad language. Even after they abided by the ESRB and allowed devs and publishers to include such things, what really stands out is the times Nintendo published an M-rated game ''themselves'', which to date is a very small list including the Nintendo 64 versions of ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' and ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'', ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'', ''VideoGame/{{Geist}}'', new installments of ''Franchise/FatalFrame'', and ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta 2}}''.

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** Nintendo themselves had long been renowned for having, compared to other game companies, a [[TheMoralSubstitute [[CensorshipBureau squeaky-clean image]], often forcing developers to censor their games for mature content such as violence, religion, or bad language. Even after they abided by the ESRB and allowed devs and publishers to include such things, what really stands out is the times Nintendo published an M-rated game ''themselves'', which to date is a very small list including the Nintendo 64 versions of ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' and ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'', ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'', ''VideoGame/{{Geist}}'', new installments of ''Franchise/FatalFrame'', and ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta 2}}''.
26th Dec '16 2:57:25 AM Sabrewing
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** Nintendo themselves had long been renowned for having, compared to other game companies, a [[TheMoralSubstitute squeaky-clean image]], often forcing developers to censor their games for mature content such as violence, religion, or bad language. Even after they abided by the ESRB and allowed devs and publishers to include such things, what really stands out is the times Nintendo published an M-rated game ''themselves'', which to date is a very small list including the Nintendo 64 versions of ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' and ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'', ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'', ''VideoGame/{{Geist}}'', new installments of ''Franchise/FatalFrame'', and ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta 2}}''.
17th Dec '16 11:50:24 PM TheJayman49
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' is mostly remembered for it's ''[[DevelopmentHell extremely]]'' [[DevelopmentHell long]] and TroubledProduction.
* ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' was promoted for being the first ever R-rated CGI feature film.
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