- The Famous Grouse adverts. There's just something great about their simplicity.
- Also, for a bit of nostalgia: this. I never grew up with these commercials, but at the same time, I did. Farfel is adorable, Jimmy Nelson is truly the Dean of American Ventriloquists, and yes, Nestle's makes the very best. (CHAWWW-KLIT! *snap*)
- And now there's a whole slew of them! And they are AWESOME!
- Happy Heroes is a charming and silly Chinese animated series that's really worth checking out! You can watch the short-lived English dub on YouTube. The English dub has a couple flaws, but it's still pretty funny.
- Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf is also pretty good. It's great how they've improved the animation over time and added in new ideas and stories.
- The Mitsubishi ASX, launched in 2010. Sure, it looks like an oversized hatchback and Mitsubishi say it's a crossover SUV, but it's tough, resilient and can take whatever you throw at it. Some people claim it's from Mitsubishi's Dork Age but ignore the claims that Mitsubishis are unreliable Japanese cars that are dull... British owners can attest to this.
- Ford Telstar, 1982-1999, Japanese-Australian-New Zealand built sedan that's basically a badge-engineered Mazda 626. Safe and reliable, and the 2.5 V6 engine is good. The best model: 2.0 GLX sedan, 1993 edition, with the "sun" wheelcovers.
- Fiat Regata, 1983-1989. Sure, it's boxy and looks rather dull, but owners have said it lasts, but it's cheap to buy and run, and the 1.5 and 1.6 petrols are decent enough. Maroon, blue or black paint suit it well.
Magazines & E-Zines
- Ever since Cracked picked up David Wong as editor, they've gone from a cheap Mad clone into a genuinely interesting satire site, the sadly-rare form of satire that has something to say, rather than just attacking (or just referencing) everything in sight.
- And Wong's own articles... well, just read for yourself.
- You left out this one. It's an uncommonly well-balanced article on that issue that actually tries to explain what each side is about, rather than trying to convince either one that they're wrong and need to convert to the other.
- Cracked is an excellent site... I wish more e-zines like that in my country!
- Mad itself, particularly older iterations. As a history buff, old Mad magazines have taught me lots about the recent past through a satiric lens. Seriously.
- Nintendo Power is the greatest magazine in existence. Just look at this old commercial and tell me it's not awesome. Go ahead, I dare you.
- The Style Invitational humorous competition from the Washington Post makes me crack up every time.
- Amiga Power is one of the most entertaining magazines ever made, with its quirky style and refusal to fall into the Four Point Scale.
- Badass of the Week. Simply the e-zine that saved my life. So full of awesome stories about guys that... well, check for yourself.
- Anything and everything by Kinoko Nasu, but especially Fate/stay night. Yes, all you do is read, but I DARE YOU not to cry in any of the three routes. There is, on average, three bawling scenes per route, and at least one heartwarming scene. Let's not even start on the crowning moments, as well as music, of awesome.
- Tsukihime. Five routes, amounting to both five different stories, and five different aspects of the overall story, each character-driven and brilliantly reflected by the particular heroine they focus on. The protagonist is profoundly likable and human. Even the much-maligned sex scenes aren't really that bad, viewed from a relationship-building rather than erotic perspective, and the music that accompanies them is nothing short of lovely. Oh, and speaking of, the soundtrack overall is very simple, but perfectly atmospheric. Overall, the game's just a wonderful read.
- Oh, gods, Katawa Shoujo. Who could've thought that the brainchild of that image board, and an Eroge no less, could be something so... so beautiful. Seriously. Go play it.
- Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors most definitely deserves a mention with it's interesting puzzles, great characters who all have Hidden Depths and it's extremely twisty plot, comparable to Ever17 but without all the fluff.
- Anything written by Ryuukishi 07. His works are scary, cerebral, and overall just highly entertaining.
- If you have to play one Visual Novel, this must be Hatoful Boyfriend. It revolves around pigeon-dating. And it is an awesome game with a full cast of Crazy Awesome characters. And, as if the very fact that a pigeon-dating simulator exists is not awesome enough on its own, it actually has a story. And a very good story, at that. Prepare to be shocked, amused, scared and touched - often at the same time.
- The World Is Just Awesome!
- TVTropes.org, I salute you. You are an invaluable and vital resource to my life, you're making me a better writer, and gosh-darn it, you're a hell of a lot of fun, as well.
- The Mary Sue revamp has brought back my faith in TV Tropes. Everyone who helped at it deserves a badge.
- If TV Tropes was a person, I would trust him as much as I trust my father, maybe more, and I love my dad to bits. Actually, I already do trust TV Tropes that much, even though it's a wiki. I love you guys; I don't know how I lived without this website, and I only first stumbled upon it five months ago!
- If TV Tropes was a person, and was female (okay, even if it were male), I'd be totally, completely in love with them and definitely considering marriage. ♥ I spend way too much time here now and I don't think I've ever been happier with a wiki (sorry, Wikipedia). Just... every little geeky thing I'm into, you're into it too; you're cool and inviting, as opposed to Wikipedia's increasing uptightness; and you're fun. I love you all. * hugs*
- If TV Tropes were a person and I weren't asexual I'd do naughty naughty sex related things to it. If it were a person, I might do that anyway.
- Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce you to Trope-tan?
- Even if TV Tropes does ruin my life and contribute to my falling behind on homework, I still love it anyway.
- The very last words on the home page? Go on, have fun!
- Whenever tropers get so excited about a quote that they Pot Hole every single line, dissecting it piece by piece, it gives me life.
- I love everyone. Even all the raging nerds on Complaining About Shows You Don't Like.
- If you know where to look, you can actually learn a bit from there. Like stuff about Hideaki Anno too touchy for the main wiki....
- Even if I sorta like Avatar: The Last Airbender, it feels good to hear dissenting opinions about it for some reason.
- Maybe 'cause it assures you that your positive opinion of it is genuine, and not the result of some kind of Hive Mind?
- EMBRACE MANKIND! LOVE ALL THAT HAS LIFE!
- If I may point to one page in particular: Warhammer 40,000: So incredibly good I bought the Fifth Edition rulebook just so that I would be up to date and accurate when editing the article.
- Warhammer Fantasy, equally as awesome as its sci-fi spin off. A shame it doesn't get as much love on TV Tropes.
- This video made this male troper nearly cry. He finally understood what ballet was so popular for. Beauty from grace, Elegance from courage, Awe from passion.
- Lamb of God is by far my favorite band. With every album they just keep getting better and better. Every member of Lo G is very talented with their instruments and they know exactly how to make songs sound brutal yet aesthetically pleasing. They are original, talented, and most importantly, they sound great. They are the exact opposite of everything I hate about the music industry today. Lamb of God Forever!!!
- The Internet. Everything about it. Sometimes I fantasize about being able to speak to a person 30 years ago just so that I can tell him every single thing that is awesome about the Internet.
- Awesome People Hanging Out Together.
- Killer Bunnies and the Quest for the Magic Carrot. I could play it all night. My family could play it all night. My extended family could play it all night. It never gets boring, the game is never the same twice, and even when you feel like it might you have the option to completely change the game around with an expansion pack or even your own imagination. It quenches my thirst for the arbitrary so I have the time to make the rest of my life a bit more orderly and sensible. In a nutshell, it keeps me from driving everyone around me to insanity.
- Freeze tag. 'Nuff said.
- The Jazwares Sonic line. They paid attention to every single detail of the characters. They are even doing Mighty the Armadillio, a character who has not been seen in over a decade.
- LEGO's BIONICLE line. It has an incredibly complex backstory that literally cannot be placed within a single genre, characters that leap out at you, whether in plastic, written words, comic book pages, or tv screens, and a head-writer (Greg Farshtey) who is unbelievably devoted to his work.
- Plus the toys are just amazing to collect and build. Seriously, they were like the best franchise LEGO ever made.
- LEGO's Minifigures line is a treasure trove of unique figures that work great alone or as inspiration for bigger projects.
- Hasbro's Marvel Universe line of 3.75-inch figures. They're in the same scale as the G.I. Joe figures, meaning that you can get some of the craziest crossovers yet. Wanna see Captain America and Snake-Eyes teaming up against Cobra and the Red Skull? Now you most certainly can.
- No love for transformers? D:
- Novi Stars. It is a very unique line (at least as far as the basic concept goes, because there's not that many doll lines with a premise like that of Novi Stars), and the characters' themes/designs are interesting, visually appealing, and absolutely adorable. Not to mention the characters themselves are all cute in their own ways.
- Monster High and Ever After High are surprisingly high-quality toys, with great articulation, detailed designs and concepts that frequently show their work, and very likable characters. In the case of the former, the toy challenges typical gender roles by successfully selling freaky monsters to girls, and in the latter, the themes of the plot are heavy and intelligent.
- Folkmanis puppets have been around for a while, and they're always great. The materials used are high quality, and the puppets' designs are very charming while often quite realistic. Many of them have clever features to manipulate as well.
- Hasbro's Star Wars Black Series figures, which have excellent articulation and molding, and ever-improving sculpts and paintjobs that make them accessible toys but also highly displayable nerd-shrine collector's pieces.
- This page is awesome. This is what I like to think of when I think of this wiki - people coming together to celebrate their favourite shows, not bitch about them endlessly.
- Since this is the Sugar Wiki, the COLOR PINK, it's so freaking manly!
- That comment is awesome.
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- No, you're awesome. You're all awesome. Let's hug!
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- This bit makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.