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17th Feb '16 7:36:56 PM GrammarNavi
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* When ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' received an UpdatedRerelease for the {{PSP}} as War of the Lions, fans lamented the loss of much of the game's NarmCharm derived from poorly translated lines.
** This is due in part to the fact that only the English translation used archaic-sounding dialogue (the Japanese version always used modern Japanese), and actually made some nonsensical changes such as Inkidasu being "Iaido" (drawing the sword from the sheath, and a real martial art) instead of "Draw Out" (drawing spirits from the sword). (The ability to press select to see descriptions helps somewhat.) Say what you will about the PS1 version's bad dialogue, but the item/skill names were dead-on literal. (Until you wonder why "Fire Bracelet" is breathing fire on you, or why you're summoning "Rich") In a slight reversal of this, the "write entirely new dialogue to match an aesthetic not found in the original" was applied ''later'' and tends to be more well-received amongst fans who weren't around for the original. They also kept some "bad" translations, such as "Wiegraf" instead of "Wiglaf".

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* When ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' received an UpdatedRerelease for the {{PSP}} [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable PSP]] as War of the Lions, fans lamented the loss of much of the game's NarmCharm derived from poorly translated lines.
** This is due in part to the fact that only the English translation used archaic-sounding dialogue (the Japanese version always used modern Japanese), and actually made some nonsensical changes such as Inkidasu being "Iaido" (drawing the sword from the sheath, and a real martial art) instead of "Draw Out" (drawing spirits from the sword). (The ability to press select to see descriptions helps somewhat.) Say what you will about the PS1 [=PS1=] version's bad dialogue, but the item/skill names were dead-on literal. (Until you wonder why "Fire Bracelet" is breathing fire on you, or why you're summoning "Rich") In a slight reversal of this, the "write entirely new dialogue to match an aesthetic not found in the original" was applied ''later'' and tends to be more well-received amongst fans who weren't around for the original. They also kept some "bad" translations, such as "Wiegraf" instead of "Wiglaf".
23rd Jan '16 5:13:16 PM PeabodySam
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* Go to any video comparison of the UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} and UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS versions of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' or ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' (such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT6JqJXeHpA these]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mMfPcjZ7U8 two]]), and you'll find the comments section full of people who prefer the crude polygonal models, dull blurry textures, poor lighting, draw distance fog, etc. of the Nintendo 64 originals, claiming that they're more "realistic", "atmospheric", "mature", etc.
15th Jan '16 10:43:55 AM Anddrix
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* Happens InUniverse in the ''RockosModernLife'' episode "Wacky Deli": Ralph Bighead hires Rocko, Heffer and Filbert to create the worst possible show ever in an effort to get out of his contract. [[SpringtimeForHitler Of course it becomes a hit]]... until Ralph decides to actually put thought and effort into it, [[ViewersAreMorons at which point it's swiftly canceled]].

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* Happens InUniverse in the ''RockosModernLife'' episode "Wacky Deli": Ralph Bighead hires Rocko, Heffer and Filbert to create the worst possible show ever in an effort to get out of his contract. [[SpringtimeForHitler Of course it becomes a hit]]... until Ralph decides to actually put thought and effort into it, [[ViewersAreMorons at which point it's swiftly canceled]].canceled.
14th Jan '16 4:17:51 PM nombretomado
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*** The same thing happened with the PSP remake of ''Tactics Ogre''. To say that a part of the hardcore fanbase was... ''displeased'' with their arbitrary name changes would be an understatement. In particular, fans weren't amused when [[UnfortunateNames Aloser's]] name was changed to Arycelle - 'Aloser' was a rather obvious example of So Bad It's Good name (plus there's the hilarity in a hard boss being destroyed in one hit by 'A Loser', who happens to be a GameBreaker), while Arycelle was viewed by many as a mere generic fantasy name. It doesn't help that Aloser's name is clearly romanized in the original [[NoExportForYou SNES version's supplemental material]] as [[Literature/ArsGoetia 'Alocer']]... so 'Arycelle' isn't any more correct than 'Aloser'. But given that the SNES version was only fan-translated, and the 1998 translation was not done by SquareEnix but ''Atlus'' in their infancy, this doesn't come as a surprise.

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*** The same thing happened with the PSP remake of ''Tactics Ogre''. To say that a part of the hardcore fanbase was... ''displeased'' with their arbitrary name changes would be an understatement. In particular, fans weren't amused when [[UnfortunateNames Aloser's]] name was changed to Arycelle - 'Aloser' was a rather obvious example of So Bad It's Good name (plus there's the hilarity in a hard boss being destroyed in one hit by 'A Loser', who happens to be a GameBreaker), while Arycelle was viewed by many as a mere generic fantasy name. It doesn't help that Aloser's name is clearly romanized in the original [[NoExportForYou SNES version's supplemental material]] as [[Literature/ArsGoetia 'Alocer']]... so 'Arycelle' isn't any more correct than 'Aloser'. But given that the SNES version was only fan-translated, and the 1998 translation was not done by SquareEnix Creator/SquareEnix but ''Atlus'' in their infancy, this doesn't come as a surprise.
28th Dec '15 3:30:53 AM Chilliwack
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SoBadItsGood can be popular to the point that a whole fandom can arise out of a mocked work. This is the magic of {{Camp}}, in that even if the writers weren't trying to be tacitly absurd, it's still possible to get a lot of laughs out of it if the writing is bad enough.

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SoBadItsGood can be popular to the point that a whole fandom can arise out of a mocked work. This is the magic of {{Camp}}, in that even if the writers weren't trying to be tacitly absurd, it's still possible to get a lot of legitimate enjoyment and laughs out of it if the writing is bad enough.
20th Dec '15 12:24:08 PM MichaelKatsuro
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* In an Italian short story, a third-rate writer hires an incredibly incompetent typist, in the hope that her typos will turn his trite works into surreal humor masterpieces. It works, and in little time the author is hailed as a comic genius. That's when the typist, seeing her employer's success, decides he deserves better and takes typing lessons, leading to his downfall.

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* In an Italian short story, a there's an in-universe example. A third-rate writer hires an incredibly incompetent typist, in the hope that her typos will turn his trite works into surreal humor masterpieces. It works, and in little time the author is hailed as a comic genius. That's when the typist, seeing her employer's success, decides he deserves better and takes typing lessons, leading to his downfall.
* Tyra Banks's novel ''Literature{{Modelland}}'' is so bad that most positive reviews agree it would have needed additional editing before being released. However, the parts that aren't horrible and confused are just... dull. The book is a mix of so-bad-they're-good parts and mediocre, forgettable parts.
20th Dec '15 10:41:55 AM AB
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* The 1980s incarnation of ActionPark in New Jersey, when it was a real life AmusementParkOfDoom, has many fans who hold nostalgia for it's particular brand of mayhem (drownings in the tidal pool, numerous injuries, drunken ride operators) as being part of a freer, less 'sissy' world where teenagers could learn lessons at TheSchoolOfHardKnocks.

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* The 1980s incarnation of ActionPark in New Jersey, when it was a real life AmusementParkOfDoom, has many fans who hold nostalgia for it's particular brand of mayhem (drownings in the tidal pool, numerous injuries, drunken ride operators) as being part of a freer, less 'sissy' world where teenagers could learn lessons at TheSchoolOfHardKnocks.the SchoolOfHardKnocks rather than visiting the sanitized corporate modern day theme park.
20th Dec '15 10:40:08 AM AB
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* The 1980s incarnation of ActionPark in New Jersey, when it was a real life AmusementParkOfDoom, has many fans who hold nostalgia for it's particular brand of mayhem (drownings in the tidal pool, numerous injuries, drunken ride operators) as being part of a freer, less 'sissy' world where teenagers could learn lessons at TheSchoolOfHardKnocks.
7th Nov '15 11:05:22 PM Tuckerscreator
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* Speedball was a 60's comic character created in the 80's, with all the Narm you could shake a stick at. His power was just being able to bounce really well, and the less said about his costume, the better. Mocking him was par for the course among fans. Then came the "Civil War" storyline, in which his inability to save a school full of kids led him to change, his powers now being activated by pain, and he changes his name to Penance, complete with an Iron-Maiden-like costume, becoming a full-on NinetiesAntiHero. No one liked it, and after a while, the old, silly Speedball returned.

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* Speedball was a 60's comic character created in the 80's, with all the Narm you could shake a stick at. His power was just being able to bounce really well, and the less said about his costume, the better. Mocking him was par for the course among fans. Then came the "Civil War" "ComicBook/CivilWar" storyline, in which his inability to save a school full of kids led him to change, his powers now being activated by pain, and he changes his name to Penance, complete with an Iron-Maiden-like costume, becoming a full-on NinetiesAntiHero. No one liked it, and after a while, the old, silly Speedball returned.
7th Nov '15 11:02:56 PM Ugolino
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Most_Unwanted_Song The Most Unwanted Song]] was created by surveying people on their most-hated musical genres and elements. TheOtherWiki describes it as containing "bagpipes, cowboy music, an opera singer rapping, and a children's choir that urged listeners to go shopping at Walmart." Its flip side, the Most Wanted Song, contains "guitar, bass, piano and drums, and lyrics about love." Not only does the former have about seven times as many views on YouTube, but many people have judged it as much better to listen to: the Most Unwanted Song sounds genuinely unique and hilarious, while the Most Wanted Song just sounds like a generic mediocre love song.
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