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226 A_H_R4th Apr 2010 09:55:39 AM from Crevice of your Mind
Resistance is Futile
Fair enough to Raw Power and Desertopa. I think the problem is, it doesn't look like Bakuman put that type of thinking into it. It seemed like an automatic assumption that was obviously logical.
Jesus as in Revelations
Well obviously the authors are around two or three decades late to the wagon of feminism. I have sex ed books from that time in my library. You Fail Sex Ed Forever fails to describe it. People used to believe women to be naturally less jealous than men, as something self-evident, absolutely logical, and justifiable through evolution. Among many other things (such as "European Cro-Magnon men developed blue eyes because of their sexual attractiveness").

So, yeah, they live in a socially/mentally underdeveloped/retarded country. Can we blame them?
228 A_H_R5th Apr 2010 01:32:31 PM from Crevice of your Mind
Resistance is Futile
Yes. Because I see potential and awesome shows being hampered by age old beliefs. And that makes me sad. sad

edited 5th Apr '10 5:39:52 PM by A_H_R

Jesus as in Revelations
^ You forgot to pothole it either to And This Makes Me Feel Angry or to South Park (and that makes me a sad Panda).
New Bakuman

Also, gambarimashou to Ashirogi Muto. Them being out of work for so long is starting to make them look like bums, specially when one of them is supposed to be married.

Not Actually Indie
I think they're sweating this mainstream angle too mcuh. Hunter Hunter is pretty mainstream as fantasy adventure, in that it doesn't target a niche audience, but it still stands out from most of its competition by being original and creative. I think they could do something pretty impressive if they worked on incorporating their strengths into an adventure format.

...eventually, we will reach a maximum entropy state where nobody has their own socks or underwear, or knows who to ask to get them back.
Oh, definately. I mean, there's no way you could do anything really weird with a Super Robot Show, right?

edited 9th Apr '10 6:12:24 AM by Roman

233 A_H_R9th Apr 2010 01:37:59 PM from Crevice of your Mind
Resistance is Futile
This whole thing seems way too convoluted to me. But I will be patient and wait a week.
So does anyone knows what "Serious humour" is? Cause I really don't get it.

Mahou Negima Sensei style over the top ridiculous situation (Mahora Festival)?

And who got a clue what genre they will be writing?

edited 18th Apr '10 6:57:26 AM by kalandra

235 Neo_Crimson18th Apr 2010 07:59:21 AM from behind your lines.
Your army sucks.
I think "serious humor" actually means "intelligent humor", not the silly gags thrown in at random for the sake of it like in Tanto.

What Hattori is suggesting is a intelligently written story with appropriate humor and Multiple Demographic Appeal.
Sorry, I can't hear you from my FLYING METAL BOX!
Intelligent humour? The example they gave does not exactly describe that.
Not Actually Indie
"Use intelligent humor" would, I think, have been a good piece of advice, but it doesn't seem like that was what Hattori was telling them. "Serious humor" sounds like what I would call context humor; things which are funny because they're done in a completely different context from what is normal.

A basic example would be any of those "while unfitting music plays" videos.
...eventually, we will reach a maximum entropy state where nobody has their own socks or underwear, or knows who to ask to get them back.
In honor of my 50lb pup
You want examples of "serious humor"? The Dresden Files. Almost every CrowningMoment example (and I mean EVERY SINGLE TYPE) is a good example. Just look at the pages. (especially the pic for the Awesome page)

OR you could look at the descriptions applied to some of the tropes. Apropreate ones: Awesome Mc Cool Name and/or The Nicknamer, Chaste Hero, Church Militant w/ Flat-Earth Atheist-yes they are talking about the same guy, The End of the World as We Know It, Genre Savvy, Godwin's Law, Layman's Terms, Leaning on the Fourth Wall, Mega Neko, Mood Whiplash, Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot, Noodle Incident, No Such Thing as Wizard Jesus, Our Monsters Are Different, Precision F-Strike, Private Eye Monologue, Remember When You Blew Up a Sun?, Shoulders of Doom, Shout-Out, Sophisticated as Hell, Survival Mantra, and Take That!. Yes, most Make More Sense In Context, but it should give you an idea.

Quote for Gosh Dang It to Heck!:

—>Harry: Holy shit. Hellhounds.

—>Michael (a sword/servant of God): Harry, you know I hate it when you swear.

—>Harry: You're right, sorry. Holy shit. Heckhounds.

edited 18th Apr '10 3:59:08 PM by Belian

Yu hav nat sein bod speeling unntil know. (cacke four undersandig tis)the cake is a lie!
Jesus as in Revelations
^ WTF? HE RIDES A ZOMBIE T-REX? Are those books on print???
240 Clarste18th Apr 2010 05:14:52 PM , Relationship Status: Non-Canon
One Winged Egret
"Serious humor" seems to be taking some absurd premise and playing it completely straight. The story isn't written in a humorous way, but the nature of the situation makes it funny. So you don't have to actually write gags, the humor just comes from the juxtaposition of the serious tone and art with absurd premises.
In honor of my 50lb pup
^^LOL waii Yes they are! HE IS MY FAVORITE AUTHOR AT THE MOMENT. If you want to read something more traditional, his Codex Alera series is an epic fantasy and moves at a more comfortable pace. It is finished as well.

EDIT: And that is just the defining CMOA. It happens during the climax of one book. If you glace over the others, nothing quite reaches that level of "Did that really just HAPPEN?!" but a lot of other events come close.

edited 18th Apr '10 6:05:29 PM by Belian

Yu hav nat sein bod speeling unntil know. (cacke four undersandig tis)the cake is a lie!
Jesus as in Revelations
Chapter is out. Why is this funny??? "Your youth is dazzling..."
243 Kayeka23rd Apr 2010 05:21:43 AM from Amsterdam , Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
Interesting. Very interesting chapter. Not so much for story development, but mostly how they were able to fit something so completely random into the story so naturally. Very well-written, I'd say.

And 'Follow that car!' is indeed on the list of 'things you want to say at least once in your life'.

EDIT: ^Oh, and it's funny because it was a very good way of saying nothing. He flattered her, without saying 'I'm attracted to you', which is quite a feat in and of itself.

edited 23rd Apr '10 5:23:09 AM by Kayeka

People say I have a problem with authority. I say that authority has a problem with me.
So anyone have a guess what Shujin will write about? A detective story? Maybe something even like Death Note?
Jesus as in Revelations
That why I said somewhat like Death Note.

Ok, Death Note was rather dry in the humour, but it is mature without being too dark. Thats definitely Shujin style.

Else I got nothing. What could "trailing" be?
247 A_H_R23rd Apr 2010 01:40:52 PM from Crevice of your Mind
Resistance is Futile
Rargh. Sexist one dimensionality. Rargh.


It's not even fun anymore to rant about it anymore.
Raven Wilder
Except Death Note isn't remotely funny, most of the time.

Except for just about everything featuring shinigami not named Rem, most of Misa's scenes, and a good percentage of L's (anytime L and Misa are in the same scene together, I laughed my ass off).

Oh, and let's not forget: "I'll take a potato chip . . . and EAT IT!"
"It takes an idiot to do cool things, that's why it's cool" - Haruhara Haruko
249 Gilphon23rd Apr 2010 02:55:57 PM from The Third Sound , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Plus, those weirdly symbolic toys of Near's.
"Canada Day is over, and now begins the endless dark of the Canada Night."
The anime is much more (unintentionally) funny than the manga, which is pretty much SRZBUSINESS all the way through.

And yeah, sexist one dimensionality, seconded.

edited 23rd Apr '10 7:09:57 PM by Yuen

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