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13th Jan '17 9:33:07 AM spiritsunami
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* ''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysTouhoumonAndMoemon'', in addition to being the only time that ''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemon'' used romhacks that replaced the Pokémon with {{Cute Monster Girl}}s, was a dual run in which all inputs controlled both games. Furthermore, because of the difficulty inherent in this, democracy was made easier than ever to obtain. The expectation was that there would be battles between people trying to progress each game, but instead there was mostly just "work on one, then the other", and the idea of a dual run has never been revisited.
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7th Jan '17 4:43:52 PM justanid
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26th Dec '16 6:10:18 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Of the four film adaptations of Creator/DrSeuss books, ''WesternAnimation/HortonHearsAWho'' sticks out from [[Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas the]] [[Film/TheCatInTheHat other]] [[WesternAnimation/TheLorax films]]. For one thing, while the other three were produced by Creator/{{Universal}}, ''Horton'' was produced by Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox. It also got reasonably positive reviews when it was first released, while the others got reviews ranging from mediocre to terrible. This reception seems to have died down, to a point where people ironically forget about this one. ''Grinch'' and ''Lorax'' tend to be remembered for [[BrokenAesop how they handled their messages]], while ''Cat'' is notorious for [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar its surprisingly dirty sense of humor]], which technically led to ''Horton'''s creation in the first place. What is ''Horton'' remembered for? Maybe the [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Anime homage]], and the fact that it ''is'' the first animated film based on Seuss' work. Other than that, ''Horton'' isn't really brought up much.
25th Dec '16 6:34:05 PM akaun6899
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* Of the four film adaptations of Creator/DrSeuss books, ''WesternAnimation/HortonHearsAWho'' sticks out from [[Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas the]] [[Film/TheCatInTheHat other]] [[WesternAnimation/TheLorax films]]. For one thing, while the other three were produced by Creator/{{Universal}}, ''Horton'' was produced by Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox. It also got reasonably positive reviews when it was first released, while the others got reviews ranging from mediocre to terrible. This reception seems to have died down, to a point where people ironically forget about this one. ''Grinch'' and ''Lorax'' tend to be remembered for [[BrokenAesop how they handled their messages]], while ''Cat'' is notorious for [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar its surprisingly dirty sense of humor]], which technically led to ''Horton'''s creation in the first place. What is ''Horton'' remembered for? Maybe the [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Anime homage]], and the fact that it ''is'' the first animated film based on Seuss' work. Other than that, ''Horton'' isn't really brought up much.
9th Dec '16 12:13:45 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Both ''Literature/PrisonerOfAzkaban'' and ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'' are oddballs in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series. ''[=PoA=]'' doesn't feature Voldemort at all, while ''DH'' takes place all over Britain but doesn't get to Hogwarts until the climactic battle at the end.
28th Nov '16 11:19:15 PM SmytheOrdo
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** 1980's ''Series/UltramanEighty'' had its first half as an oddball, being just as focused on Takeshi's life as a teacher and his relationships with staff and students as on his battles with kaiju. However, ratings dipped in the mid-tens, causing the rest of the series to be retooled into a far more standard Ultra show. Producer Noboru Tsuburaya [[FoingItForTheArt specifically meant]] to use the first half as an attempt at a school dorama as well as a tokusatsu, and he later said the second half of the series was an OldShame for him due to not living up to his original vision, and the first half of the show only got a resolution in UltramanMebius some 26 years later.

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** 1980's ''Series/UltramanEighty'' had its first half as an oddball, being just as focused on Takeshi's life as a teacher and his relationships with staff and students as on his battles with kaiju. However, ratings dipped in the mid-tens, causing the rest of the series to be retooled into a far more standard Ultra show. Producer Noboru Tsuburaya [[FoingItForTheArt [[DoingItForTheArt specifically meant]] to use the first half as an attempt at a school dorama as well as a tokusatsu, and he later said the second half of the series was an OldShame for him due to not living up to his original vision, and the first half of the show only got a resolution in UltramanMebius some 26 years later.
28th Nov '16 11:18:54 PM SmytheOrdo
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** 1980's ''Series/UltramanEighty'' had its first half as an oddball, being just as focused on Takeshi's life as a teacher and his relationships with staff and students as on his battles with kaiju. However, ratings dipped in the mid-tens, causing the rest of the series to be retooled into a far more standard Ultra show. Producer Noboru Tsuburaya [[FoingItForTheArt specifically meant]] to use the first half as an attempt at a school dorama as well as a tokusatsu, and he later said the second half of the series was an OldShame for him due to not living up to his original vision, and the first half of the show only got a resolution in UltramanMebius some 26 years later.
16th Nov '16 3:13:17 PM Kid
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* Both ''Literature/PrisonerOfAzkaban'' and ''Literature/DeathlyHallows'' are oddballs in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series. ''PoA'' doesn't feature Voldemort at all, while ''DH'' takes place all over Britain but doesn't get to Hogwarts until the climactic battle at the end.

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* Both ''Literature/PrisonerOfAzkaban'' and ''Literature/DeathlyHallows'' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'' are oddballs in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series. ''PoA'' ''[=PoA=]'' doesn't feature Voldemort at all, while ''DH'' takes place all over Britain but doesn't get to Hogwarts until the climactic battle at the end.
16th Nov '16 3:11:21 PM Kid
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* Both ''Literature/PrisonerOfAzkaban'' and ''Literature/DeathlyHallows'' are oddballs in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series. ''PoA'' doesn't feature Voldemort at all, while ''DH'' takes place all over Britain but doesn't get to Hogwarts until the climactic battle at the end.
16th Nov '16 3:08:42 PM Kid
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* ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', the second film in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, is a pretty big oddball in that series. First of all, it was distributed by Universal rather than Paramount, meaning Disney (who acquired the distribution for the rest of the MCU from Paramount in 2013) doesn't have the rights to package it with its fellows or make sequels to the movie. Furthermore, the film breaks from the MCU formula of exposing the SuperheroOrigin of the title character ''within'' the body of the film by establishing the Hulk's origin story via a montage in the opening credits. It has a much darker tone than the series is known for, and the S.H.I.E.L.D. presence that linked all the other Phase One films together was reduced to an EasterEgg in this film. Add on the fact that Creator/EdwardNorton was replaced by Creator/MarkRuffalo, and that Ruffalo's Hulk looks and behaves much differently from Norton's, and you might not even think ''TIH'' is an MCU film at all, the only real sign being [[spoiler:the cameo from Tony Stark]], which was the first confirmation that yes, the MCU ''was'' a thing that was happening. To this day, {{Call Back}}s to the events of ''TIH'' are far rarer than callbacks to any other film in the series, to the point that Thunderbolt Ross was featured in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' for the explicit purpose of of assuring audiences that ''The Incredible Hulk'' is still {{canon}}.

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* ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', the second film in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, is a pretty big oddball in that series. First of all, it was distributed by Universal rather than Paramount, meaning Disney (who acquired the distribution for the rest of the MCU from Paramount in 2013) doesn't have the rights to package it with its fellows or make sequels to the movie. Furthermore, the film breaks from the MCU formula of exposing the SuperheroOrigin of the title character ''within'' the body of the film by establishing the Hulk's origin story via a montage in the opening credits. It has a much darker tone than the series is known for, and the S.H.I.E.L.D. presence that linked all the other Phase One films together was reduced to an EasterEgg in this film. Add on the fact that Creator/EdwardNorton was replaced by Creator/MarkRuffalo, and that Ruffalo's Hulk looks and behaves much differently from Norton's, and you might not even think ''TIH'' is an MCU film at all, the only real sign being [[spoiler:the cameo from Tony Stark]], which was the first confirmation that yes, the MCU ''was'' a thing that was happening. To this day, {{Call Back}}s to the events of ''TIH'' are far rarer than callbacks to any other film in the series, to the point that Thunderbolt Ross was featured in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' for the explicit purpose of of assuring audiences that ''The Incredible Hulk'' is still {{canon}}.
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