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BNLbum

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« Reply #40 on: 06-21-2003 12:17 »

Yeah, I guess now that I think about it, the Fry = Own Grandfather thing was somewhat obvious from the begining of Roswell, but I was thinking of from the begining of the series... And I neglected to make that very clear. I'll remember to use sarcastic tags next time.
Lurrr

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« Reply #41 on: 06-21-2003 14:29 »

different realms of experience I guess. One thing I predicted from the begining was an episode which would deal with Bender becoming human because every sci-fi show does it. And of course, they did (in AOII). And it was funny because we knew it's a staple of sci-fi.

But I didn't see the Fry/Grandfather thing coming, even though I'm a mad Red Dwarf fan. So, like I said, different experiences.
MrB

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« Reply #42 on: 06-21-2003 14:56 »

Actually, I rarely see an ending coming.  Usually I assume that most things will be back to normal, but answer me this.  Who on earth saw the 100th cup of coffee  Fry super fast, save everyone ending?  I mean seriously! That was brilliant!
Sil

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« Reply #43 on: 06-21-2003 15:04 »

Yeah - it's not actually all that easy to predict episodes.  I think it's easier to pick up on general trends or ideas (like the Leela mutant thing) because of the subliminal things hidden in other episodes.  I think predicting the endings of individual eps is harder than you expect it to be, IMO.
Smitty

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« Reply #44 on: 06-21-2003 15:08 »

 
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Originally posted by BNLbum:
 And from the first episode, I knew Leela was a sewer mutant. Talk about predictable.

So the instant she first turned around you said "My God, she must be a sewer mutant! Forget the fact that she just said she was an alien and forget the fact that the sewer mutants won't be introduced for another 2 episodes, I KNOW she is a sewer mutant!"? If you did that's extremely clever of you.
OC_James

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« Reply #45 on: 06-21-2003 15:21 »

The endings are hardly ever predictable. I will admit that it doesn't always continues things like Kif and Amy having babies and Fry and Leela staying married after "Time Keeps on Slipping" but it shuldn't. Think of what happened to Cheers when Sam and Diane got together. Ratings went down and they had to split 'em up. Than the lady who played Diane went on to do crappy movies not long afterward. Anyway, too much contuation ruins shows. When it comes to continuing a relationship or a fact about a character, it's like this: You have to use a light touch like a safe-cracker or a pickpocket. If you spend too much time adjusting the plots for one relationship or some other small continuing things the show becomes too dependent on those things to worry about anything else. But if you don't continue a few things than the more loyal audience becomes confused. Futurama is perfect the way it is.
Sil

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« Reply #46 on: 06-21-2003 15:46 »

It's because it's reliable (this following part will mean nothing to most americans).  In the Bagpuss opening credits when I was a kid, I could recite the whole thing and sing the tune, because it was always the same in every episode.  In a way, with cartoons in particular, it's important to maintain the status quo.  Like in Friends, a lot of people have gotten angry because Rachel and Ross didn't end up together.  Because that was the way it was for so long, it causes trouble when they change it.  The way Futurama is done is better, where the status quo is maintained, but at the same time there are little hints thrown in for continuity.  Like Nibbler's shadow in SP3K - although it is resolved in later episodes that Nibbler is more than he appears to be, he still keeps up the act that he is a dumb animal so that the next episode can pick up from the same place that the previous one did.  Did that make sense? I'm never sure!  laff
BNLbum

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« Reply #47 on: 06-21-2003 18:49 »

 
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Originally posted by Smitty:
 So the instant she first turned around you said "My God, she must be a sewer mutant! Forget the fact that she just said she was an alien and forget the fact that the sewer mutants won't be introduced for another 2 episodes, I KNOW she is a sewer mutant!"? If you did that's extremely clever of you.

Hey, seems you missed a post or two, so I thought I'd summarize for you.

 
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Originally posted by BNLbum:
Yeah, I totally saw Fry being his own Grandfather. And from the first episode, I knew Leela was a sewer mutant. Talk about predictable.

So, here's where the whole drama really began. I guess I didn't make it that obvious (as the thread went on to prove!) but I was being sarcastic. My mistake was pointed out by Britz.

 
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Originally posted by Britz:
The grandfather thing was a given but you saw that Leela was going to be a mutant? Fuck off you did, I oughta rip out your lying tongue.

A little harsh, but certainly nothing too bad. I understood what the problem was, and replied (a bit dryly):

 
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Originally posted by BNLbum:
Did I not make it perfectly clear that I was being blatantly sarcastic?

Rude on my part... Next time I really ought to consider a more diplomatic way to go about things, but what's done is done, right? Things developed further, though.

 
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Originally posted by Allen:
Obviously not. Otherwise, he wouldn't have said that.

And also on the subject (more directly aimed at Britz's post):

 
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Originally posted by SwanMan3000:
oh my god, you didnt realise he was being sarcastic lmfao How do you work a computer?

BUT most everything was resolved with that post that up a little bit in the thread, in which I concluded:

 
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Originally posted by BNLbum:
Yeah, I guess now that I think about it, the Fry = Own Grandfather thing was somewhat obvious from the begining of Roswell, but I was thinking of from the begining of the series... And I neglected to make that very clear. I'll remember to use sarcastic tags next time.

So, to avoid another misunderstanding like this one, I'll be sure and follow the following format when posting sarcastic remarks:

 
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Soon to be written by BNLbum:
[SARCASTIC]Yeah, I totally saw Fry being his own Grandfather. And from the first episode, I knew Leela was a sewer mutant. Talk about predictable.[/SARCASTIC]

Hope I can thereby avoid any similar problems in the future!  smile
mikey

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« Reply #48 on: 06-22-2003 10:00 »
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ahem...everything is in order here
*shuffles papers*
Denton

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« Reply #49 on: 06-22-2003 12:12 »

(The Endings are So Predictable)

i dont know what to say about this execpt that ive seen only a couple of futurama episodes that were terriable predictable

-Oooh… A lesson in not changing history from Mr. I'm-my-own-grandpa! Let's get the hell out of here already. Screw history!-
Smitty

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« Reply #50 on: 06-22-2003 16:28 »

 
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Originally posted by BNLbum:
Blah blah blah lots of stuff with lots of quoting

I was just skimming through the posts anyway. :::gasps::: I didn't notice sarcasm. I must be ill.
BNLbum

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« Reply #51 on: 06-22-2003 16:34 »

 
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Originally posted by Smitty:
I was just skimming through the posts anyway. :::gasps::: I didn't notice sarcasm. I must be ill.

Well, no need to be snippy. You seemed ignorant and I cleared it up for you. And as you didn't use the sarcasm tags, I can only assume you're being serious about the ill thing and I would highly recommend you head to the doctor immediately. Could be Monkey Pox.
Lurrr

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« Reply #52 on: 06-22-2003 18:27 »

:bangs his sarcasm detector:

Why isn't this thing working properly?!?

Enough with the sarcasm people! smile
Archonix

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« Reply #53 on: 06-22-2003 18:33 »

Am I the only one that hears the characters in the avatars 'reading' all this stuff in my head? (I know, I know, Off Topic post...)
Britz

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« Reply #54 on: 06-23-2003 03:43 »

I dunno about "hearing" the little voices of the avatars but I definantly imagine people as they're avatars, they're are to many guys with female avatars may I add, and that Frank guy is especially offputting to me, with that sexy Amy pic and a name like Frank.
mikey

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« Reply #55 on: 06-23-2003 07:51 »

I always thought kryten was a girl.
Allen

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« Reply #56 on: 06-23-2003 19:45 »

 
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Originally posted by mikey:
I always thought kryten was a girl.

He gets that a lot. Even I had to ask. There must be something his name that screams 'girl'. It's still a cool name though.
grunka_lunka

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« Reply #57 on: 06-23-2003 21:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Archonix:
Am I the only one that hears the characters in the avatars 'reading' all this stuff in my head? (I know, I know, Off Topic post...)

yeah, i do the same thing, so i always instinctively assume that someone with a female pic is a female. kinda stupid, really. no one really ever looks at the tiny gender symbols.

....i wonder what people assume when they see mine?   confused

"You can't give up hope just because it's hopeless! You gotta hope even more, and cover your ears and go 'bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla!'"
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #58 on: 06-23-2003 21:25 »

Yea, I uesd to think Kipper was a boy *embarresed*

When I see yours, grunka_lunka, I actually think of a girl.

What about me?

Okay, you probably shouldn't answer, that's not the point of this thread.  The endings are usually predictable, but it's HOW they turn out.  Say The Sting: we knew Fry wouldn't actually die, but what we didn't know was how he'd not actually died (personally I thought the queen would capture him and the crew thinking he died but he was really just kid- napped)
Tardom

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« Reply #59 on: 06-30-2003 17:40 »

i think the ending are funny!!!!!!! there r not that bad!
Tardom

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« Reply #60 on: 06-30-2003 17:41 »

O I am new

M Jackson
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« Reply #61 on: 06-30-2003 18:04 »

Hi Tardom, do you look anything like your Leela icon?
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #62 on: 06-30-2003 18:06 »

No, she doesn't. 
BNLbum

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« Reply #63 on: 06-30-2003 18:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Futurama_Hil:
No, she doesn't. 

Oh. The whole "two-eye" thing, huh?

Tardom

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« Reply #64 on: 06-30-2003 18:24 »
« Last Edit on: 06-30-2003 18:24 »

yeah and i dont have purple hair! right hil?
 wink
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #65 on: 06-30-2003 18:26 »

Yes, that is quite correct.
Tardom

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« Reply #66 on: 06-30-2003 18:27 »

 Why did you ask M Jackson?

M Jackson
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« Reply #67 on: 06-30-2003 18:50 »

Oh, just wondering. I wasn't actually expecting any reaction, so i'll just shut up now. I don't usually act like a jerk, so ignore your first impression.
BNLbum

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« Reply #68 on: 06-30-2003 19:16 »

PS - Will you go out with me, Tardom?
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #69 on: 06-30-2003 19:45 »

She's not going to like that, BNLbum... I know her personally, and let me tell you something: she's YOUNGER than me!
BNLbum

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« Reply #70 on: 06-30-2003 20:56 »

Ah ha ha, I just figured I'd make myself look even more like a jackass than I already do in this thread.

Just kidding, Tardom...  tongue
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