History YMMV / LivingBooks

30th Dec '16 3:35:11 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* FanonDiscontinuity: A fair amount of fans pretend ''D.W. The Picky Eater'' isn't a Living Book, saying the series ended with ''Arthur's Computer Adventure'' instead. Most of this results from it being outsourced to Media Station, a company previously known for producing generally cheaper quality ''Living Books'' clones and the ''[[VideoGame/DisneysAnimatedStorybook Disney's Animated Storybook]]'' series.

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* FanonDiscontinuity: A fair amount of fans pretend ''D.W. The Picky Eater'' isn't a Living Book, saying the series ended with ''Arthur's Computer Adventure'' instead. Most of this results from it being outsourced to Media Station, a company previously known for producing generally cheaper quality ''Living Books'' clones and the ''[[VideoGame/DisneysAnimatedStorybook Disney's Animated Storybook]]'' ''VideoGame/DisneysAnimatedStorybook'' series.
3rd Dec '16 10:02:24 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Some of the games are more well known than the books they were based off, which is a little jarring given that the games included the original books. Specific examples:

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* AdaptationDisplacement: Some of the games are more well known well-known than the books they were based off, which is a little jarring given that the games included the original books. Specific examples:



** ''Harry and the Haunted House'' and ''Ruff's Bone'' are both more well known than the books, but this is justified since those were made to be Living Books.

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** ''Harry and the Haunted House'' and ''Ruff's Bone'' are both more well known well-known than the books, but this is justified since those were made to be Living Books.



** Sam-I-Am's song at the beginning of GreenEggsAndHam.

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** Sam-I-Am's song at the beginning of GreenEggsAndHam.''Literature/GreenEggsAndHam''.



* FanonDiscontinuity: A fair amount of fans pretend ''D.W. The Picky Eater'' isn't a Living Book, saying the series ended with ''Arthur's Computer Adventure'' instead. Most of this results from it being outsourced to Media Station, a company previously known for producing generally cheaper quality Living Book clones.

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* FanonDiscontinuity: A fair amount of fans pretend ''D.W. The Picky Eater'' isn't a Living Book, saying the series ended with ''Arthur's Computer Adventure'' instead. Most of this results from it being outsourced to Media Station, a company previously known for producing generally cheaper quality Living Book clones. ''Living Books'' clones and the ''[[VideoGame/DisneysAnimatedStorybook Disney's Animated Storybook]]'' series.
2nd Oct '16 2:06:26 PM kablammin45
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* MostAnnoyingSound: In the helicopter minigame of ''Arthur's Computer Adventure'', you control a helicopter that can drop either water balloons or firemen on targets sitting on the ground to put out fires. The firemen put out the fires when they land, but then they cry for help until you pick them back up. ('''HEE-EELP! RESCUE ME!''') Over and over and over again. It gets worse if you drop multiple firemen as then you'll have to put up with everyone of them shrieking for help as you pick them all up. '''HEE-EELP! RESCUE ME!'''



* NightmareFuel: The eponymous location of Deep Dark Sea, a bonus game included with ''Arthur's Computer Adventure''. Upon entering this area (only in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans), the already darkened screen becomes even darker, looking like a dimly lit room. That in of itself is pretty unnerving, [[https://youtu.be/xcUz4KkXhfw?t=16m49s but then you meet the]] [[https://youtu.be/xcUz4KkXhfw?t=21m5s creatures that inhabit the area]]...
--> '''Buster''': [[LampshadeHanging I-I don't think those are f-friendly fish...]]!

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* NightmareFuel: NightmareFuel:
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The eponymous location of Deep Dark Sea, a bonus game included with ''Arthur's Computer Adventure''. Upon entering this area (only in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans), the already darkened screen becomes even darker, looking like a dimly lit room. That in of itself is pretty unnerving, [[https://youtu.be/xcUz4KkXhfw?t=16m49s but then you meet the]] [[https://youtu.be/xcUz4KkXhfw?t=21m5s creatures that inhabit the area]]...
--> '''Buster''': [[LampshadeHanging I-I don't think those are f-friendly fish...]]!!]]
** In the same game (within a game), your character has a limited amount of air. Letting it run out causes [[FridgeHorror your character to float away off the top of the screen]] as a rather [[HellIsThatNoise horrifying]] ScareChord plays. (Bonus points if it was in the above-mentioned area.) Expect discussions about ''Arthur's Computer Adventure'' on videos pertaining to the game to include one person mentioning how badly the ScareChord scared them when they lost at Deep Dark Sea.
18th Aug '16 1:58:46 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheyJustDidntCare: The Hebrew dub of ''The Tortoise and the Hare'' seems like it was put together in less than a day. It's glitch-ridden (the first bug shows up on the ''main menu!''), the voice acting is poorly done and often conveys the wrong emotion, and they cut corners several times. One particularly glaring example is how when individual words from the story are clicked, instead of playing a separate re-recorded line specifically for that word, it plays a tiny snippet from the actual reading of the story.
** The UK SameLanguageDub of ''Harry and the Haunted house'' is very sloppy compared to the one for ''The Tortoise and the Hare''. Not only do most of the characters sound way too similar, they frequently revert to their American voices, usually when two characters are speaking in unison.
19th Mar '16 4:19:37 PM kablammin45
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* NauseaFuel: The ice cream shop in ''Arthur's Reading Race'' has some...[[CordonBleughChef interesting ice cream flavors]] to say the least. Anybody up for some Frog Chip (which may or may not include a frog inside) or ''[[{{Squick}} Toenail Crunch]]''? (And yes, the latter flavor is indeed depicted as having toe nails in it.)
24th Jan '16 8:07:07 PM thevisualboy37
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** The Living Books concept itself had been done before, albeit less successfully, with an obscure Apple II game called ''Explore-a-Story'' by Learningways, Inc..
18th Nov '15 11:47:54 PM YasminPerry
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* OlderThenTheyThink: The series could be considered a prototype version of the KineticNovel genre, despite coming out way before this term (or its related term, ''sound novel'') was even ''invented''.

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* OlderThenTheyThink: OlderThanTheyThink: The series could be considered a prototype version of the KineticNovel genre, despite coming out way before this the term (or its related term, ''sound novel'') was even ''invented''.
18th Nov '15 11:47:28 PM YasminPerry
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* OlderThenTheyThink: The series could be considered a prototype version of the KineticNovel genre, despite coming out way before this term (or its related term, ''sound novel'') was even ''invented''.
24th Jul '15 8:42:53 PM Sammettik
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** The UK SameLanguageDub of ''Harry and the Haunted house" is very sloppy compared to the one for ''The Tortoise and the Hare''. Not only do most of the characters sound way too similar, they frequently revert to their American voices, usually when two characters are speaking in unison.

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** The UK SameLanguageDub of ''Harry and the Haunted house" house'' is very sloppy compared to the one for ''The Tortoise and the Hare''. Not only do most of the characters sound way too similar, they frequently revert to their American voices, usually when two characters are speaking in unison.
24th Jul '15 8:40:27 PM Sammettik
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* TheyJustDidntCare: The Hebrew dub of ''The Tortoise and the Hare'' seems like it was put together in less than a day. It's glitch-ridden (the first bug shows up on the ''main menu!''), the voice acting is poorly done and often conveys the wrong emotion, and they cut corners several times. One particularly glaring example is how when individual words from the story are clicked, instea of playing a separate re-recorded line specifically for that word, it plays a tiny snippet from the actual reading of the story.

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* TheyJustDidntCare: The Hebrew dub of ''The Tortoise and the Hare'' seems like it was put together in less than a day. It's glitch-ridden (the first bug shows up on the ''main menu!''), the voice acting is poorly done and often conveys the wrong emotion, and they cut corners several times. One particularly glaring example is how when individual words from the story are clicked, instea instead of playing a separate re-recorded line specifically for that word, it plays a tiny snippet from the actual reading of the story.story.
** The UK SameLanguageDub of ''Harry and the Haunted house" is very sloppy compared to the one for ''The Tortoise and the Hare''. Not only do most of the characters sound way too similar, they frequently revert to their American voices, usually when two characters are speaking in unison.
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