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SonicPanther

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« Reply #40 on: 03-02-2007 23:16 »

 
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Originally posted by power girl07:
 What do you mean he's slightly overweight?   eek

...He's... not very skinny?
HipNoJoe
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« Reply #41 on: 03-16-2007 19:54 »

His weight is probably fine per the doctors' charts, but he's a bit flacid (all over, that is).  He's not so much fat, but out of shape. If he had just the slightest motivation to work out he'd be decent.

Now what I don't get about Fry is that if he loves Leela so much and she's called him a "fat sack of crap" and took him to a gym once why doesn't he do anything about it?

Hermes is married to a woman who doesn't care that he's fat and Zapp has all the stress of command to deal with so we'll excuse him...(lol).
Sine Wave

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« Reply #42 on: 03-16-2007 19:59 »

Well, his laziness seems to decrease as the series progresses, and maybe he's influenced by having won Leela's heart in TKOS without doing anything. Really I think he's probably too dumb/naive to make that connection.
Post-O-Matic

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« Reply #43 on: 03-24-2007 06:38 »

 
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Originally posted by HipNoJoe:
he's a bit flacid

That was a ..disturbing.. word to use in this situation.
milksong

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« Reply #44 on: 03-25-2007 13:23 »

 
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Originally posted by HipNoJoe:
he's a bit flacid

That's what she said!
Wooooooooooooooooooo!

 big grin


I don't think that any of the characters are fat. You guys must have high standards.
Sine Wave

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« Reply #45 on: 03-25-2007 13:42 »

Not even Hermes?
milksong

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« Reply #46 on: 03-25-2007 13:53 »
« Last Edit on: 03-25-2007 13:53 »

Hermes is bigger than the others, but I wouldn't call him "fat." Fat is like... when you see someone and the first thing you notice about him is his size. Anything less than that is, you know, "a little pudgy."

Maybe it's just because I come from a Latin family and we're all "a little pudgy"?

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I think it's much nicer to see normal-sized characters than those super-svelte anorexic ones on japanime and such.
Amyfan2
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« Reply #47 on: 10-23-2009 00:09 »

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Originally posted by Tastes Like Fry:

Fry's just got a healthy sized belly.

He looks like he's turning into The Hulk, lol.
ULTRA LOL
Freako

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« Reply #48 on: 10-23-2009 11:19 »

God fucking dammit, would you stop posting in three year old threads, you dumb fuck.
Nixons Head

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« Reply #49 on: 10-23-2009 12:32 »

I dont mind that. However i do have a problem with him quoting people without commenting on it, just for the sake of showing it and his double posting.
coldangel

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« Reply #50 on: 10-23-2009 13:42 »

Let's kill him. For real. It's been more than three years since I killed someone. Let's track down Amyfan2's actual identity and address and just kill the fucker.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #51 on: 10-23-2009 19:55 »

Absolutely.  Let's run people off this bulletin board; that's just what we need, less people commenting because they get flamed for making a rookie mistake.  How about instead we tell them what the problem is without ripping on them or saying "you dumb fuck" or some similar childish rant.
Nixons Head

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« Reply #52 on: 10-23-2009 20:15 »

Now that's what I call a plan.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #53 on: 10-24-2009 11:36 »


   How about instead we tell them what the problem is without ripping on them or saying "you dumb fuck" or some similar childish rant.


Aw, come on now. That's just not the PEEL way.

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
coldangel

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« Reply #54 on: 10-25-2009 01:09 »

Absolutely.  Let's run people off this bulletin board; that's just what we need, less people commenting because they get flamed for making a rookie mistake.  How about instead we tell them what the problem is without ripping on them or saying "you dumb fuck" or some similar childish rant.

The person was told. He/she/it is a troll - bumped dozens of ancient threads with one or two word posts even after he/she/it was asked to stop.

The lesson is: never defend anybody.
I.C. Weiner

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« Reply #55 on: 02-15-2010 10:29 »

Stuff like this is why I love listening to the commentaries. This kind of body design is a Matt Groening hallmark like the large bug eyes on the characters, overbites, and the ability to identify main characters in profile.
snu-snu

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« Reply #56 on: 05-04-2010 04:49 »

They arent fat, its that they probably made fry to look like the average guy, the average guy has 20 to 25% bf, thats about what fry has
Robots_best_friend

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« Reply #57 on: 06-30-2010 06:38 »

I would say Fry is fairly slim...he has a little bit of a belly or as in the professor's words  "adorable jelly belly" which adds to his cuteness. big grin I wouldn't say that he's fat at all.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #58 on: 06-30-2010 16:33 »

I love Fry's build because it's pretty much identical to my build and makes me feel better about it even though Fry probably isn't someone I should want to see much of myself in.
Kryten

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« Reply #59 on: 07-02-2010 18:43 »

Fat people are funnier. Scientific fact.
zoidbergs uncle
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« Reply #60 on: 07-02-2010 18:44 »

Fat people are funnier. Scientific fact.


too true
Ozoid

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« Reply #61 on: 08-07-2010 06:37 »

I think that the artist/designer just drawns the characters like that. Theres no reason wy the are pudgy or fat.
futurefreak

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« Reply #62 on: 03-23-2011 10:26 »

Stuff like this is why I love listening to the commentaries. This kind of body design is a Matt Groening hallmark like the large bug eyes on the characters, overbites, and the ability to identify main characters in profile.
Yes, like in Simpsons when they want to go to the Super Bowl and it's a woman bus driver, the camera pans to them all sucking in their guts, even Moe I think (who is surprisingly skinny).

Like giving humans four fingers on each hand. Or robots three. I think people just tend to like fat sacks of crap so long as the women are gorgeous. Classic sitcom recipe (that I don't really understand but ok).
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #63 on: 03-23-2011 18:27 »

I think Fry should be scrawny.  And have no belly, and you can see his rib cage.  Bender can rip on him about it. 
futurefreak

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« Reply #64 on: 03-23-2011 19:22 »

That would look very unaesthetically pleasing. Like when Lois becomes a model in Family Guy and you can see her rib cage. They even play it like a xylophone. Skinny is one thing, but that would be gross. :/
hobbitboy

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« Reply #65 on: 03-24-2011 12:00 »

Actually, not being able to make out ones ribs seems to be the de facto definition of 'fat' these days.

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
futurefreak

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« Reply #66 on: 03-25-2011 19:32 »

You calling me fat hobbitboy??? mad Me and my three chins are not amused!
hobbitboy

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« Reply #67 on: 03-26-2011 12:17 »


 You say that like it's a bad thing.

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
futurefreak

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« Reply #68 on: 03-26-2011 21:03 »

I say it like I'm an insecure woman...which I'm not! So...touche shifty
SpaceCase

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« Reply #69 on: 03-27-2011 10:01 »

mad Me and my three chins are not amused!

You live with three Chinese people?  confused

Ba-DUM-tsssssch...
[*Runs*]

Cheese it!

futurefreak

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« Reply #70 on: 03-27-2011 11:48 »

It's not what you think. They're my grad students.
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