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Chug a Bug

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« Reply #640 on: 09-10-2010 20:15 »

I don't know if this makes any sense. I guess what I'm saying is that the ship was actually the highlight of an otherwise non-shippy episode...

Highlight for you maybe, personally I happened to really like the Convention parody stuff, but I guess you actually have to have been to a convention to get the jokes (not that I'm saying you havn't.)

Theres also another relationship on display here that of Ndnd and Lrrr, they're a pretty neat parody of an older married couple who argue a lot (maybe you've got to be of a certain age to appreciate that)

Thats not to suggest that I didn't appreciate the F/L stuff, because I did.

I'll get my coat now...
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« Reply #641 on: 10-06-2010 03:55 »

Hello everyone, this is my first post on here, and seeing as how the ship is one of my favorite aspects of Futurama, I figured I'd post here first.

Like someone mentioned earlier, I think that Fry seemed to have much more purpose when he started actively pursuing Leela, and I felt that the show is better for it.  I have been very pleased with how the ship has been handled in the latest season (it could have been a disaster), and I can't wait to see more.

Here's my personal take on it:  Although I would never want to jeopardize the dynamic of the characters and potentially ruin the show, I would like to see Fry 'grow up' a bit in later episodes.  I don't mean that he shouldn't continue to be his dorky, lovable self, but I think that perhaps It could greatly enhance his character to have an episode or two where he takes some of the load off of Leela's shoulders.  She has lived a hard life, and always had to keep her guard up, whether its against unsuitable men or potential adversaries, and it would be very mature and sweet of Fry to give Leela more opportunities to let her guard down and relax a little.

Of course, it wouldn't be Futurama if these moments also went horribly wrong and hilarity ensues, but I think that whatever happens it would ultimately strengthen the bond between them.
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« Reply #642 on: 03-27-2011 00:02 »

Greeting, shippy friends. I am now announcing the start of the Third Official Logo of the Shippers of PEEL competition! You have two weeks to post your submissions in this thread, and then I'll open a poll. Why am I doing this? Well, partially because it's about time, another partially because it's noble, but mostly because I'm bored.

Commence with shippy art! I'll start things off with my submission, as always:




totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #643 on: 03-27-2011 05:44 »

In honour of the many, many, many strange ships that have been sailed on PEEL:

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« Reply #644 on: 03-27-2011 11:50 »

I want them all to be single and mingling. Jersey Shore style! Ow, stop hitting me!
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« Reply #645 on: 03-27-2011 17:46 »

* Xanfor fires Randi out of a cannon. Into the sun.
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« Reply #646 on: 03-29-2011 20:44 »

It's been a while since we've had to use the canon cannon. I'm surprised it still works.
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« Reply #647 on: 03-29-2011 21:08 »

I'm still here mad I did have a fantastic cookout while there though.
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« Reply #648 on: 03-29-2011 23:16 »

It's been a while since we've had to use the canon cannon. I'm surprised it still works.

Jle1993 was the last person we used it on, right?

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« Reply #649 on: 03-30-2011 01:40 »

the canon cannon is a puny 76mm naval gun?   
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« Reply #650 on: 03-30-2011 04:11 »

Jle1993 is a friend of mine. I wanted her to survive.
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« Reply #651 on: 03-30-2011 04:58 »

the canon cannon is a puny 76mm naval gun?   

Nope it's a Mark 45 5-inch (127 mm) L54 naval gun.
Xanfor

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« Reply #652 on: 04-11-2011 21:30 »

Because of inactivity in the Human Resource Department, I am going to give this another week. It isn't because I care, no, not at all. I'm absolutely peeved at all of you, in fact. I hope you all get your hair wet in the rain so that it stands up all frizzy-like and makes people laugh at you. So there.
Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #653 on: 04-12-2011 00:56 »

Because of inactivity in the Human Resource Department, I am going to give this another week. It isn't because I care, no, not at all. I'm absolutely peeved at all of you, in fact. I hope you all get your hair wet in the rain so that it stands up all frizzy-like and makes people laugh at you. So there.

Oh, harsh man.

Somebody needs to spark up an intellectual conversation on this thread. Like, before June.

Oh, and that Matt Tobey guy who insists all hard-core Futurama fans are "nerdlingers" needs to give us a real Futurama update- none of this fanarama crap (no, not what the fans do, just how he keeps taunting us bi-monthly with an update about something we already know about).
Free Hot Meal

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« Reply #654 on: 04-12-2011 11:17 »

In honour of the many, many, many strange ships that have been sailed on PEEL:



Is it just me, or does Fry look like a Lesbian in this photo?  I'm sure it's the purple hair.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #655 on: 04-12-2011 12:39 »

Its just you.


Although, now that you mention itů

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

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« Reply #656 on: 04-14-2011 03:52 »

Ok! Finally came up with something to stimulate conversation.

Do you think Fry and Leela (or any other character pairings) would do it in a suicide booth?
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« Reply #657 on: 04-14-2011 05:51 »

I'm sure if one of them took the initiative, that could happen. Mind you, we know very little of the mechanics of suicide booths, and certainly not enough to make an informed decision about how sexy/dangerous this activity would be perceived to be by any particular character.
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« Reply #658 on: 04-14-2011 13:58 »

Ok! Finally came up with something to stimulate conversation.

Do you think Fry and Leela (or any other character pairings) would do it in a suicide booth?

Wouldn't that be like having sex by the open knife drawer, under the gun rack, surrounded by a ring of fire?

And, is it just me, or does that sound so very, very Freudian?
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« Reply #659 on: 04-14-2011 15:00 »

It also sounds... worth trying at least once. tongue
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« Reply #660 on: 04-14-2011 15:17 »

The knives in the drawer aren't going anywhere by themselves, the guns are unloaded if they're on the gun rack, and the ring of fire isn't about to suddenly engulf everything around it. It all sounds like a rather large risk, but in actuality, it's just background decoration. Fry might be up for something that vanilla, but Leela would probably want something a little more adrenaline-inducing.
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« Reply #661 on: 04-15-2011 01:00 »

If they had sex as Zoidberg and the Professor I'm pretty sure they would have sex in a suicide booth.
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« Reply #662 on: 04-15-2011 22:28 »

Leela does desire to be more impulsive, I think. I could see the two of them doing nasty things in all sorts of places, like Destructor's leg if the opportunity arose.
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« Reply #663 on: 04-15-2011 22:31 »

MY LEG FEELS FUNNY!...
Free Hot Meal

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« Reply #664 on: 04-18-2011 08:35 »

Leela does desire to be more impulsive, I think. I could see the two of them doing nasty things in all sorts of places, like Destructor's leg if the opportunity arose.

Mile deep club?  flirt
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #665 on: 04-18-2011 15:22 »

Yeah, even though that doesn't seem like a big deal, that was huge.  She never would have said, "why not?" before if Fry asked her that.  She probably would have slapped/punched/roundhouse kicked him in the head for that before.  She's much more impulsive now.  The PE crew had better watch out.
Gorky

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« Reply #666 on: 04-18-2011 18:45 »

I never really saw the "mile deep club" thing as proof that Leela's gotten more impulsive. I thought it was just kind of a throwaway line, and it confused me more than anything else. Though maybe that's just me...
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #667 on: 04-18-2011 21:44 »

Yeah, I would agree that it isn't proof, not yet anyhow.  We'll have to see if it appears again in the next batch.  I also agree that it was a throwaway line, but this show has a history of throwaway jokes/lines ending up being running jokes.  After thinking about it for a while, I actually wouldn't mind if it did.  Bear with me here.  Think of it as a progression from how F&L would always be about to kiss/share a romantic moment but be interrupted - except now it would be like this:

Fry says something to the effect of - Hey, you wanna do it in the space broom closet of the alien space hotel, etc?  Sure, what the hell.  Then the professor or somebody interrupts with:  Not now you nymphos!  The plot is this way!

If this was done right it could be funny, and keep up some of the sexual tension that seems to have been lost in the newest season.  For it to work though, Leela would have to grumble as much as Fry at being blocked, instead of being indifferent.  Her reaction to the "mile deep club" was the part that put me off the most.
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« Reply #668 on: 04-20-2011 00:17 »

I never really saw the "mile deep club" thing as proof that Leela's gotten more impulsive. I thought it was just kind of a throwaway line, and it confused me more than anything else. Though maybe that's just me...

I just saw it as cementing her newfound willingness to accept both her attraction to Fry, and Fry's own impulsiveness. Plus, Leela's always seemed a little... easy... to me. I mean, Zapp got into her panties. Along with a couple of other less-than-totally-worthy characters.
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« Reply #669 on: 04-20-2011 00:19 »

And Zapp is asexual! Really, his come-ons were exceptionally lousy; he obviously has no idea how he is even supposed to feel.
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« Reply #670 on: 04-20-2011 00:32 »

Can someone please explain to me what this shipping is all [canadian]aboot[/canadian]???
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« Reply #671 on: 04-20-2011 00:33 »

No. You'll have to look it up yourself.
Gorky

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« Reply #672 on: 04-20-2011 03:29 »

For a moment, I thought Xanfor was going to link to TV Tropes, which would have been downright evil of him. 'Course, just thinking of TV Tropes makes me want to go there. Shit.

I just saw it as cementing her newfound willingness to accept both her attraction to Fry, and Fry's own impulsiveness. Plus, Leela's always seemed a little... easy... to me. I mean, Zapp got into her panties. Along with a couple of other less-than-totally-worthy characters.

Fair enough. But I agree with Louis that her off-handedness about the whole thing (particularly being unperturbed by the Professor's cock-block) was a little odd and out-of-place.
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« Reply #673 on: 04-20-2011 07:49 »

I just saw it as cementing her newfound willingness to accept both her attraction to Fry, and Fry's own impulsiveness.

I thought it was another stupid ages expression she was unfamiliar with. I sort of expected her to say something like 'it means have sex?!?' and slap Fry around the chops.

Has 'Mile High Club' been used in the series before?
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« Reply #674 on: 04-20-2011 16:54 »

For a moment, I thought Xanfor was going to link to TV Tropes, which would have been downright evil of him.

I would never do such a thing. no no

Has 'Mile High Club' been used in the series before?

I used "Million Mile High Club" in a fanfic of mine once.
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« Reply #675 on: 04-22-2011 10:09 »

Has 'Mile High Club' been used in the series before?

I used "Million Mile High Club" in a fanfic of mine once.


hmm, that must be in space!
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« Reply #676 on: 04-22-2011 12:55 »

So all we do in here is talk about the character's relationships? Neat-o.  cool

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« Reply #677 on: 04-22-2011 15:50 »

So all we do in here is talk about the character's relationships? Neat-o.  cool

That's pretty much the last thing we do here, actually.
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« Reply #678 on: 04-22-2011 16:44 »

It seems this is more of a 'Make-Banners-of-Futurama-Characters-in-a-Relationship' thread...
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« Reply #679 on: 04-23-2011 00:56 »
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For a moment, I thought Xanfor was going to link to TV Tropes, which would have been downright evil of him. 'Course, just thinking of TV Tropes makes me want to go there. Shit.

I just saw it as cementing her newfound willingness to accept both her attraction to Fry, and Fry's own impulsiveness. Plus, Leela's always seemed a little... easy... to me. I mean, Zapp got into her panties. Along with a couple of other less-than-totally-worthy characters.

Fair enough. But I agree with Louis that her off-handedness about the whole thing (particularly being unperturbed by the Professor's cock-block) was a little odd and out-of-place.

Oh, screw it. Guys, I've read several posts analyzing the "mile-deep" line and always getting... I don't know... "confused" by it. While I am not sure, my take is that the joke is that Leela thinks that Fry is asking her to join a club that is literally only about being a mile underground. Planes are an archaic technology in a time when most people own flying cars, so the phrase "mile-high club" doesn't exist in the 31st century. It was never sexual from Leela's side. Sorry if I came off exasperated but this been bothering me for a while (since I've fooled myself into thinking that that is definitely what the joke is).

Edit: Why do I skip posts when I feel I have something to contribute? El-Man, an apology from me for repeating what you said more succinctly than I did. I got excited and didn't see you there.
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