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14th May '17 3:39:51 PM Superfield
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* In ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', Hydro was one of the maps Valve worked hardest on. Go through it sometime and look for the developer commentary; they spent a long time designing it, and even created a new gamemode for it - Territory Control. When they included it in the original six maps, it... went nowhere. Turns out a series of very small maps, plus control points, meant that every match was either two minutes long or two hours long. The map is basically abandoned now; when WebVideo/{{Jerma 985}} [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4-ihxoO8ag did a basic search of total TF2 servers available]], he counted over ''1200 servers'' and only ''two'' Hydro ones, each of which had only three people on them. The only reason most players still go to Hydro is to go there for a short time to get the World Traveler Achievment.

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* In ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', Hydro was one of the maps Valve worked hardest on. Go through it sometime and look for the developer commentary; they spent a long time designing it, and even created a new gamemode for it - Territory Control. When they included it in the original six maps, it... went nowhere. Turns out a series of very small maps, plus control points, meant that every match was either two minutes long or two hours long.long, not to mention how utterly confusing the layout is for anyone who hasn't dedicated hours upon hours to learning it. The map is basically abandoned now; when WebVideo/{{Jerma 985}} [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4-ihxoO8ag did a basic search of total TF2 servers available]], he counted over ''1200 servers'' and only ''two'' Hydro ones, each of which had only three people on them. The only reason most players still go to Hydro is to go there for a short time to get the World Traveler Achievment.
8th May '17 1:37:00 PM Golondrina
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* Creator/PaulVerhoeven has stated that science fiction is not his favourite genre. Ironically, his most popular movies, ''Film/RoboCop1987'' (a film he almost turned down),''Film/TotalRecall1990'' and ''Film/StarshipTroopers'', are science fiction, while his non-sci-fi movies have either been largely forgotten, or [[Film/{{Showgirls}} lambasted]].

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* Creator/PaulVerhoeven has stated that science fiction is not his favourite genre. Ironically, his most popular movies, ''Film/RoboCop1987'' (a film he almost turned down),''Film/TotalRecall1990'' down), ''Film/TotalRecall1990'' and ''Film/StarshipTroopers'', are science fiction, while his non-sci-fi movies have either been largely forgotten, or [[Film/{{Showgirls}} lambasted]].
30th Apr '17 10:39:09 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/TomLehrer, who rose to fame as something of a counter-cultural icon in TheSixties as a singer, pianist and writer of darkly humorous songs, was, before, during, and after his musical career, employed at [[UsefulNotes/IvyLeague Harvard University]] as a Professor of Mathematics, and never considered his career as a singer and comedian to be anything more than a hobby.

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* Creator/TomLehrer, Music/TomLehrer, who rose to fame as something of a counter-cultural icon in TheSixties as a singer, pianist and writer of darkly humorous songs, was, before, during, and after his musical career, employed at [[UsefulNotes/IvyLeague Harvard University]] as a Professor of Mathematics, and never considered his career as a singer and comedian to be anything more than a hobby.
18th Apr '17 8:18:55 PM Glitch_man4242
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* Yoshio Sakamoto single-handedly wrote''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' so it would have the best story in the franchise and to make Samus a truly developed, rounded and sympathetic character. [[WordOfGod It was stated in interviews]] that he even cried when he saw some of the scenes of the game for the first time, showing how emotionally invested he was in the project. He even went out of his way to choose and voice direct the English voice actors himself. The result, however, was seen by much of the Western fanbase ([[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff which makes up the majority]] of ''Metroid'''s fans) as one massive CharacterDerailment for Samus, leading to intense negative reaction and the game becoming a flop in the Western market. The reaction to the story amongst Japanese players, whom the game was obviously intended to draw in, was not nearly as negative, and the game certainly sold better in that market...but the move away from the franchise's traditional {{Metroidvania}} roots to being a linear action game still meant that reception was lukewarm at best and that sales ultimately fell short of Nintendo's expectations. Though he didn't rule it out, Sakamoto has said that he has no plans to return to the franchise following the response to ''Other M''.

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* Yoshio Sakamoto single-handedly wrote''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' wrote ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' so it would have the best story in the franchise and to make Samus a truly developed, rounded and sympathetic character. [[WordOfGod It was stated in interviews]] that he even cried when he saw some of the scenes of the game for the first time, showing how emotionally invested he was in the project. He even went out of his way to choose and voice direct the English voice actors himself. The result, however, was seen by much of the Western fanbase ([[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff which makes up the majority]] of ''Metroid'''s fans) as one massive CharacterDerailment for Samus, leading to intense negative reaction and the game becoming a flop in the Western market. The reaction to the story amongst Japanese players, whom the game was obviously intended to draw in, was not nearly as negative, and the game certainly sold better in that market...but the move away from the franchise's traditional {{Metroidvania}} roots to being a linear action game still meant that reception was lukewarm at best and that sales ultimately fell short of Nintendo's expectations. Though he didn't rule it out, Sakamoto has said that he has no plans to return to the franchise following the response to ''Other M''.
10th Apr '17 12:31:44 PM GeniusInTheLamp
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* Music/FrankSinatra never liked his signature song [[Music/MyWay "My Way"]].

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* Music/FrankSinatra never liked his signature song [[Music/MyWay "My Way"]]. He hated "Strangers in the Night" even more, calling it "a piece of shit" and "the worst fucking song" he ever did.
8th Apr '17 1:29:49 PM jman313
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* Creator/MarkWaid does not mind that ''ComicBook/{{KingdomCome}}'' is his most popular comic. But he has said that his favorite comic he has made is Superman: Birthdright.
5th Apr '17 11:37:35 PM louisXVI
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* Samuel Morse, the inventor of the telegraph and the Morse code, wanted to be a famous painter more than anything. He expected his epic 1822 painting, "The House of Represenatives," which depicted every sitting member of Congress sitting in a meticulously-researched rendition of the chamber, to be considered one of the greatest works of American art and earn him great fame and attention, but it got scant praise and is little remembered today. Morse came up with the telegraph idea on something of a whim, mostly as a way to make money.
1st Apr '17 7:40:43 PM UnwieldyPup
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** ''Disney/OliverandCompany'' (1988) and ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' (1989). ''Disney/OliverandCompany'' was focused on to be an immediate release and ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' was thought by Jeffrey Katzenberg to be a girl's film. However, ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' was a box office success (but a critical failure) prompting Disney to release at at least one film per year while ''The Little Mermaid'' in 1989 signaled the Disney Renaissance.

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** ''Disney/OliverandCompany'' ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' (1988) and ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' (1989). ''Disney/OliverandCompany'' ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' was focused on to be an immediate release and ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' was thought by Jeffrey Katzenberg to be a girl's film. However, ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' was a box office success (but a critical failure) prompting Disney to release at at least one film per year while ''The Little Mermaid'' in 1989 signaled the Disney Renaissance.
1st Apr '17 7:39:58 PM UnwieldyPup
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** ''Disney/OliverandCompany'' (1988) and ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' (1989). ''Disney/OliverandCompany'' was focused on to be an immediate release and ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' was thought by Jeffrey Katzenberg to be a girl's film. However, ''Disney/OliverandCompany'' was a box office success (but a critical failure) prompting Disney to release at at least one film per year while ''The Little Mermaid'' in 1989 signaled the Disney Renaissance.

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** ''Disney/OliverandCompany'' (1988) and ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' (1989). ''Disney/OliverandCompany'' was focused on to be an immediate release and ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' was thought by Jeffrey Katzenberg to be a girl's film. However, ''Disney/OliverandCompany'' ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' was a box office success (but a critical failure) prompting Disney to release at at least one film per year while ''The Little Mermaid'' in 1989 signaled the Disney Renaissance.
1st Apr '17 7:35:46 PM UnwieldyPup
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** ''Disney/OliverandCompany'' (1988) and ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' (1989). ''Disney/OliverandCompany'' was focused on to be an immediate release and ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' was thought by Jeffrey Katzenberg to be a girl's film. However, ''Disney/OliverandCompany'' was a box office success (but a critical failure) prompting Disney to release at at least one film per year while ''The Little Mermaid'' in 1989 signaled the Disney Renaissance.
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