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Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« on: April 17, 2011, 01:12:25 PM »
So a while back there was a thread about bad video games and someone mentioned a critically acclaimed and deeply loved Zelda game that they didn't like.  Then all hell broke loose.  But that got me thinking, we all have things that people deeply love that we don't, or we have guilty pleasures that we enjoy that others hate.  This is a place to share that part of yourself without fear of judgment.  Have you always thought that King's Quest VI was actually really overrated?  Now you can get that off your chest!  You don't have to explain yourself unless you feel you have to and you don't have to deal with someone judging you because they'll be posting next about how they still play with My Little Ponies or some such.  So no judgment, and no debates on why you're wrong.  Well, unless you post something really bad.  If you say you're a skinhead with bodies in the basement, I'll judge you.  Outside of that, though, no judgment.

And I'll go first.  This is for the Star Trek fans out there:  For the better part of TNG's run, Wesley Crusher was actually my favorite character.  I get now how annoying he was, but I was about six years old when I first started watching TNG.  I liked having a kid on the ship!  And when he showed up again later in the show, there was a lot of nostalgia associated with him.

So who's next?  Be brave!  You know you want to let your true self out!

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2011, 01:32:03 PM »
I don't think monkeys are cute or funny, at all.

And I've never liked Tom Bombadil. Keeping him out of the movies was absolutely the right decision.

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2011, 04:06:45 PM »
I am one of those that never got into Seinfeld. Other than Kramer I didn't really think the characters were that funny at all.  I found the show to be more annoying than funny...
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2011, 04:07:55 PM »
I never got into it either! I've laughed when I've seen it, but I never really got into it beyond that, and I never stay on the channel when it's on either.

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2011, 04:09:27 PM »
Speaking of overrated shows, I count Friends as one of those. I attempted to watch it but didn't like it. It wasn't my cup of tea. A lot of girls my age and older think it's the best thing since sliced bread.
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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2011, 04:49:03 PM »
Green Day is overrated.

"Friday" is slightly catchy.

How to Train Your Dragon deserved the Oscar for best Animated film over Toy Story 3.

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2011, 06:50:40 PM »
Green Day is overrated.
i somewhat agree, but what it really is is they are underknown.  people only know their hits and some of their new songs.  then they say they are amazing based on that without knowing how amazing of a band they really are.  kerplunk is my favorite green day album.  most of their "fans" don't know it exists.  a lot of the newer fans don't even know they have been around for more than 10 years and their old fans don't know about anything pre dookie, and don't know much post dookie until american idiot.  they are one of my f avorite bands though, but they really  don't have very many actual fans.

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2011, 07:05:38 PM »
Ellen isn't funny. :P

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2011, 08:17:48 PM »
Mel Brooks isn't funny.  Except The Producers.  That was funny.  Nothing else though.  Every movie he makes is the same jokes over and over again.  Space Balls in particular was aggressively unfunny.  And it has John Candy in it.  I don't like John Candy either.  I just don't see the appeal.

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2011, 09:15:18 PM »
Per your Wesley Crusher comment, Damar; there are people who *don't* like him? My gosh, I loved that kid! He was one of my favorites!

I still watch Power Rangers. And I'm not afraid to say it.

I used to watch the My Little Pony tv show as a kid.

I kind of enjoy Star Trek Enterprise. Granted, I'm only on season 1, and not that far in, but so far, it's entertaining enough.

I loved Power Rangers Turbo, which is considered one of the worst seasons of it ever. It almost killed the show.

I loved Justin, the Blue Ranger from Turbo. He's a kid. Many, many fans hated his guts. I liked him.

I prefer Dubs over Subs.

I have never played the Pokemon games. and don't plan to, either.

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I have never seen The Lord of the Rings trilogy, nor have I read it.

I skipped the first two Harry Potter books and saw the movies instead.

As much as I complain about Peter Molyneux and his Chronic Hyping Disorder, I still buy his games. I still want him to have his mouth duck taped shut, though.

I bought Hulu Plus. And enjoy it.

I like the iPad. Many of my friends make fun of me for having the iPod Giant. But I don't care.

Perhaps the most shocking revelation of all: I'm a closet Justin Bieber fan... I know, it's blasphemy, but to me, not all of his songs are horrible. Plus, his story of success is actually pretty good...

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I liked the entire Matrix Trilogy. All three movies.

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I actually liked James Cameron's Avatar.

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Wow... That's... um, a lot lol. I suppose I go against popular opinion a lot, don't I?
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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2011, 09:20:46 PM »
Oh! I remembered my much more notable unpopular opinion.

I don't like Will Ferrel. He's not funny. I really disliked what I saw of Anchorman, and Ferrel plays the same annoying character in almost everything he does. He is god-awful as a leading man.

That said, I deal with him in smaller side role doses, or the rare occasions he doesn't play the same annoying Will Ferrel character.

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2011, 09:27:41 PM »
Oh! I remembered my much more notable unpopular opinion.

I don't like Will Ferrel. He's not funny. I really disliked what I saw of Anchorman, and Ferrel plays the same annoying character in almost everything he does. He is god-awful as a leading man.

That said, I deal with him in smaller side role doses, or the rare occasions he doesn't play the same annoying Will Ferrel character.

Will Ferrell isn't my favorite by any means. Most of his movies I don't enjoy much. I did, however, enjoy Anchorman. But most of Will Ferrell's stuff I can pass up any day without a second thought.
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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2011, 10:19:32 PM »
DD, don't let anyone distract you from making up your own mind about Enterprise. I thought it was sweet (though I admit I may be slightly biased because I love Scott Bakula), despite a lot of people hating on it.

And yes, Friday is catchy. But it's still bad.

As for me...

I love Taylor Swift's music.

Kanon (the 2006 anime) made me cry. Air almost did.

I never got Seinfeld, Friends or The Simpsons.

I enjoy watching Phineas and Ferb.

So what if I am, huh? Anyways, I work better when I'm drunk. It makes me fearless! If I see a bad guy, I'll just point my sword at him and saaaaaaaaaay, "Hey! Bad guy! You're not s'posed to be here! Go home or I'll stick you with my sword 'til you go, 'Ouch! I'm dead!' Ah-ha-ha!" Ha-ha. *hic* See? Ain't no one gonna be messin' wit' ol', Benny!

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2011, 10:33:19 PM »
I enjoy watching Phineas and Ferb.

I LOVE THAT SHOW!
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« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2011, 10:34:20 PM »
Sweet! High five! :D
So what if I am, huh? Anyways, I work better when I'm drunk. It makes me fearless! If I see a bad guy, I'll just point my sword at him and saaaaaaaaaay, "Hey! Bad guy! You're not s'posed to be here! Go home or I'll stick you with my sword 'til you go, 'Ouch! I'm dead!' Ah-ha-ha!" Ha-ha. *hic* See? Ain't no one gonna be messin' wit' ol', Benny!

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2011, 01:25:13 AM »
I haven't finished reading the Harry Potter books.  Summer reading assignments interrupted me around book 5 and I just haven't gotten around to finishing them (getting into Mistborn has made it so that won't happen until... maybe fall at the earliest)

I also prefer dubs over subs.

I have no idea what on earth is going on in Naruto or Bleach, lost track a few years ago, and maybe it's cause I don't know the current plots of either but I'm kinda sad they're being dragged out and milked for all their worth rather than ending as shorter but much higher quality shows.

I prefer Jack Black's acting when he's a calmer version of how he's normally cast/asked to act, like in The Holiday.
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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2011, 01:48:09 AM »
I prefer Dubs over Subs.

You sicken me. :no:

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« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2011, 05:53:27 AM »
Hey Doon, no judging, remember? ;)
So what if I am, huh? Anyways, I work better when I'm drunk. It makes me fearless! If I see a bad guy, I'll just point my sword at him and saaaaaaaaaay, "Hey! Bad guy! You're not s'posed to be here! Go home or I'll stick you with my sword 'til you go, 'Ouch! I'm dead!' Ah-ha-ha!" Ha-ha. *hic* See? Ain't no one gonna be messin' wit' ol', Benny!

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« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2011, 07:41:53 AM »
Personally I'm fine with subs and probably prefer them in general, but if you've got a decent dub with good translation and voice acting, that can be fantastic too.

Also, I completely agree about Will Ferrell, as well as Jack Black, Mike Myers, and Jim Carrey.  They're not funny and they drive me insane.  Unless they do a serious role.  Will Ferrell was great in Stranger than Fiction and Jim Carrey is actually perfect in The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.  Jack Black needs to do something serious.

And for my next confession: I really like Ralph Bakshi's Lord of the Rings.  Yes, its a deeply flawed and rushed movie, and yes, Jackson's version was far superior.  Even so, Bakshi's is an underrated masterpiece and in some very specific, select spots I actually like it more than what Jackson did.

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2011, 08:44:30 AM »
I liked Jim Carrey in a few comedy things: In Living Color, The Mask, and Liar, Liar. Not much else, though.

Will Ferrell can be ok in small doses but, yeah, he's mostly just annoying. Actually, there don't seem to be very many movies/shows that are actually funny. :-\

Oh, and another "don't kill me": I typically vote Republican. *ducks*

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