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Gopher

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« Reply #80 on: 07-31-2011 18:59 »

Thank you. That concludes this portion of the test. You may resume your usual posting.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #81 on: 07-31-2011 19:01 »

Is this an AR game?
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« Reply #82 on: 07-31-2011 19:01 »

The sky itself is colourless. But it appears blue, unless there is a lot of air polution, then it might be white/grey or even brown.
Gopher

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« Reply #83 on: 07-31-2011 19:04 »

The previous post, in which I said the test was over, was a lie. Now the test is over. Results will not be posted.
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« Reply #84 on: 07-31-2011 19:04 »

Don't believe him!
DannyJC13

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« Reply #85 on: 07-31-2011 19:06 »

Cheese it!
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« Reply #86 on: 07-31-2011 20:01 »

Is this the On-Topic version of the Test Thread now confused...
DannyJC13

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« Reply #87 on: 07-31-2011 21:19 »

I believe so. Most I believe-edly.
Gopher

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« Reply #88 on: 08-01-2011 08:12 »

Don't believe him!

No, it really was over the 2nd time.
You were the test subject.
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« Reply #89 on: 08-25-2011 05:46 »

The Mutants Are Revolting.
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« Reply #90 on: 08-26-2011 04:48 »

What about Fry and The Slurm Factory? Very entertaining...
spira

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« Reply #91 on: 08-26-2011 04:54 »

Kinda scary though, for a little kid.

I dunno, I don't think I'd show a three year old any of it. I just flipped through the list and I couldn't find one that I'd consider showing any of my little cousins.
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« Reply #92 on: 08-26-2011 05:00 »

Oh yeah, "Fry and the Slurm Factory" should be ruled out for the Grunka Lunka's song alone ("We once found a dead guy face down in the Slurm"? Seriously?). It's a pretty creepy episode, not to mention one that encourages kids to drink sugary beverages and anger the slug-like leaders of their favorite corporations.

I still think that "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid" is a totally acceptable episode for little kids: any violence is slapstick, it endorses libraries, and the Nibblonians are very cute. It's definitely one of the tamer episodes, in terms of sex and violence and other crude, kid-unfriendly thematic elements.
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« Reply #93 on: 08-26-2011 11:20 »

Is Fry & The Slurm Factory really that bad? Scary? No, definitely a no. Creepy? Kinda, but it's no where near as creepy as Pinocchio and somehow that's a kids movie...
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« Reply #94 on: 08-26-2011 12:06 »

I still think that "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid" is a totally acceptable episode for little kids: any violence is slapstick, it endorses libraries, and the Nibblonians are very cute. It's definitely one of the tamer episodes, in terms of sex and violence and other crude, kid-unfriendly thematic elements.

So you'd show a 3 year old Fry crushed under a bookcase, twisted neck, choking and dying?
Gorky

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« Reply #95 on: 08-26-2011 13:59 »

I think it's pretty obvious that I would. tongue

I'll admit that seeing his neck all pretzel-y is a bit grotesque, but the image is fleeting and it's obvious after about two seconds that Fry isn't really dead. But yeah, I still think TDtESS is one of the least offensive episodes of a series that clearly isn't intended for little kids.
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« Reply #96 on: 08-26-2011 14:15 »

But it's also kind of hard for them to understand. I still don't fully understand how he died but then all of a sudden it was a book... confused
Gorky

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« Reply #97 on: 08-26-2011 14:26 »

To be honest, I think any episode of Futurama would be kind of difficult for a little kid to understand. Forget the sci fi stuff and all the homages and references, and the sexual humor and more high-brow jokes--the stories themselves tend to be complex and at times hard to follow. I mean, if you show a three-year old "The Late Philip J. Fry," I doubt he or she would absorb much of it, beyond those cute pink aliens Farnsworth and Fry and Bender encounter in their time traveling.

That said, I don't think anything a kid will see on Futurama will be damaging or traumatizing, with a maybe a handful of exceptions; most of it will sail right over a kid's head.
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« Reply #98 on: 08-26-2011 14:27 »

I wonder what they'd think of TBWABB....? evil laugh
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« Reply #99 on: 08-26-2011 14:29 »

I have no idea, I thought the same Gorky, but my three year old godson adores Futurama. Yivo is his favorite character (only he calls sklim "Tentacle").   

I did watch the other episodes his mom had downloaded to her hardrive (he enjoyed AOTKA, but I thought PI wasn't suitable at all.  Too much secks.)
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« Reply #100 on: 08-26-2011 14:30 »

What would happen if V-GINY encountered Yivo (a big tentacle monster that technically raped everyone...)...?

EPIC BATTLE.
Gorky

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« Reply #101 on: 08-26-2011 14:32 »

I have no idea, I thought the same Gorky, but my three year old godson adores Futurama. Yivo is his favorite character (only he calls sklim "Tentacle").

I could see a kid liking Yivo; he's just this big pink monster-y thing, not terribly threatening and I suppose kind of enchanting. But, again, I doubt a young child would have any appreciation for what Yivo is doing, and all the nasty implications it has (though your godson must have good taste if he's already taken a liking to Futurama wink).
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« Reply #102 on: 08-26-2011 14:38 »

Yeah I was babysitting, and he said he wanted to watch "foooderamar" and I had to do a double take, and ask him what he meant two or three times (because until that point, I never would have considered showing it to him.)  Very impressed.  It's really nice to know that him, his mom and her fiancee are probably going to use it as their family show!  (but agian his mom hardly ever shows it to him, due to even the milder episodes being very pg.  It's a speshul treat in the house.)
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« Reply #103 on: 08-26-2011 14:47 »

Well, you know what they say: The family that watches Futurama together, stays together. Or, at the very least, they do better on standardized tests and maybe wear some thick-framed glasses.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #104 on: 08-26-2011 14:48 »

Well, you know what they say: The family that watches Futurama together, stays together.

[Citation Needed]
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« Reply #105 on: 08-26-2011 15:06 »

To be honest, I think any episode of Futurama would be kind of difficult for a little kid to understand. Forget the sci fi stuff and all the homages and references, and the sexual humor and more high-brow jokes--the stories themselves tend to be complex and at times hard to follow. I mean, if you show a three-year old "The Late Philip J. Fry," I doubt he or she would absorb much of it, beyond those cute pink aliens Farnsworth and Fry and Bender encounter in their time traveling.

That's why Fry & The Slurm Factory would be so good, because it's such a simple story and exactly the kind of thing I could see someone young understanding and enjoying more than many other eps. Parody of children's book, seems like a reasonable bet to me...
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« Reply #106 on: 08-26-2011 15:11 »

But the source material for "Fry and the Slurm Factory" is creepy as fuck, meaning any parody of it is bound to have some residual creepiness soiling it. That said, I guess you're right that most kids will just appreciate the cute creatures and not have much trouble following the story--but, I don't know, it gives me the heebie-jeebs, so I don't know if a kid would pick up on the sinister undertones and be equally alarmed. Probably not, I suppose, considering so many kids supposedly love Willy Wonka. Guess I'm just a bit of a wuss. tongue
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« Reply #107 on: 08-27-2011 01:15 »

Now I need to figure out where I can buy some secondhand playmobil figures, and cannabalize them into Futurama ones.  Amy should be the easiest to make (just get a pink suit with black hair and a tanned face), then Fry.  I do need to figure out how to make a Bender and a Leela (his favorite characters, I am told.)   Then when I get sewing again, I'll make him his own cuddly Yivo.  (Apparently he tells random strangers "I love the tentacle!"
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« Reply #108 on: 08-27-2011 01:20 »

Apparently he tells random strangers "I love the tentacle!"

Hahaha, oh man, this is my kind of small child.

I dunno, I guess it depends on the kid what they can absorb or not. I am pretty sure I would have been freaked out by the Slurm queen as a small child, but maybe not, cos I was kind of a morbid small child.

Yeah, I'd definitely avoid the super sci-fi time-travel-type stuff if you want the kid to have any clue what's going on. If you don't, though, I dunno, Why of Fry is pretty benign and a kid would probably like the Nibblonians.
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« Reply #109 on: 08-27-2011 01:23 »

I think he would enjoy TLPJF, but I would avoid RTEW because of you know, the whole granny screwing thing.  He'd probably love the Slurm Queen though, because most small children love gigantic gross slug creatures that poop out slime.

BWABB is my favorite of the movies simply because I find it the funniest.  Oh and I do think seeing Fry in a tux with messy hair is rather smashing.


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« Reply #110 on: 08-27-2011 01:58 »

Now I need to figure out where I can buy some secondhand playmobil figures, and cannabalize them into Futurama ones. 

You're in London, right? Gumtree. Or Gumshoe. Something like that. It's a London version of Freecycle, and there are tons of toys that end up on it.

Also, charity shops, and if you ask enough people your own age, I'm sure you'll find somebody who doesn't mind giving you some of their old toys.

eBay seems like an obvious choice, but it really isn't. Good luck with it, and if you have any difficulty modding Playmobil, then try Lego. It's often a lot easier to customise than other toys.
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« Reply #111 on: 08-27-2011 02:39 »

I have a strong thrifty side, so I will be keeping an eye out for second hand toys.  Lego seems like a good choice (his mother and stepfather love Lego too) as I ahve seen Evil Penguin's Legoleela.  (hee that sounds like the Cornwood version of her.)  Amy is probably going to be the easiest to make, along with fry.
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« Reply #112 on: 08-27-2011 02:44 »

Something it might be easy or hard to mod to your desired specifications are things like Barbie and Ken. Depends how much you want to spend though. I'm thinking mainly of the amount of clothing that exists for them, and the insane things that people have posted online - such as Ken dolls with six arms, or a Barbie that's been modified to show how she might look 40 years and 150lbs from now.
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« Reply #113 on: 01-09-2012 17:33 »

How about "I, Roommate"? That one is pretty tame, definitely more so than TBWABB.
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« Reply #114 on: 01-09-2012 18:01 »

That one had me stuck from beginning to end..

All Futurama episodes should be like that.
Gorky

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« Reply #115 on: 01-09-2012 18:08 »

Welcome to PEEL, new guy! Enjoy your stay here. smile

As far as showing a kid "I, Roommate" goes: I agree that it's not terribly offensive (the, uh, "cutting off Bender's antenna" euphemism will probably be lost on a young child), but its relative down-to-earthness might not appeal to a little kid.

I actually have no idea what little kids like, but I imagine space battles and colorful aliens are more their speed.
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« Reply #116 on: 01-09-2012 19:29 »

He loves Beast with a Billion Backs.  His favorite character is "Tentacle" (Yivo).  He seems to be more into Aquanauts now (I'm actually tempted to collect some of the picture books for myself, the illustrations are that good), but he's slowly getting to the age where he might actually start getting some of the adult jokes that would have been lost on a younger child, unfortunately.

I'm definitly going to buy him a box set when he's old enough to appreciate Futurama.  
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« Reply #117 on: 01-09-2012 22:15 »

SoTC wouldn't be good for kids. It has the bleeping and some sex. Not recommended for him.
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« Reply #118 on: 01-09-2012 22:26 »

Too late.  It was the first one he watched (I think he saw his mother and her fiancee watching it).    I was pretty surprised, (I was honestly quite shocked when he started saying "Futudwama!" and "I love the Tentacle!" when I was babysitting him this summer) but I think hot genticle on spinal cord action completely evades him.   To be honest, I have trouble figuring out how it works myself...
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« Reply #119 on: 01-10-2012 01:12 »

If only he could understand more...
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