Unexpected Dave
gutsdozier
9/13/19
3:42 PM
2

It’s a holdover question from the Gameological website, and Kotaku started asking it a few years after Gameological moved to AV Club. While it might be logical to combine them, I’d be sad about AV Club merging this question into Kotaku because then it’d be one more nail in Gameological’s coffin.

9/13/19
9:21 AM
2

Yep yep, I remember The 7th Saga. Real easy to get yourself stuck in that one if you level up too much because your fellow adventuring NPCs can match and subsequently eclipse your stats (in particular, that healer who can out heal your damage to him in the eventual one-on-one match-up). Solid RPG for its time. Really

9/13/19
7:14 AM
65

The jokes about how virtually every important cultural event of the 80s seems to be happening in this movie’s version of 1985 is actually something I enjoy.

9/13/19
4:40 AM
7

E.V.O. Search for Eden was my jam, I probably beat that game several dozen times. Humans evolved from rabbit-faced cats, or cat-faced rabbits, I can't remember.

9/4/19
3:06 PM
12

Nope, like the article says it’s just a theoretical number of Marvel Comics (the actual comic called Marvel Comics) if it hadn’t been cancelled, which maybe would’ve hit 1000 last week... theoretically.

9/2/19
8:52 PM
31

Gotta disagree. We’ve already seen that Gems can take pretty much any form they want, as we’ve seen countless times with Amethyst (such as a car, helicopter, crane, a baby, a cop, and so on). And Spinel’s wackiness makes absolute sense for what she is: A toy. Specifically, a toy for Pink Diamond. And this is why she

9/2/19
7:42 PM
15

It may have gotten very dusty in the room during the song that explained what her real deal was.

8/28/19
3:15 PM
1

Also, I can’t BELIEVE we can’t celebrate Jack Kirby’s birthday without me bringing up Stan Lee.

8/25/19
12:56 PM
21

This comment is inexcusably missing a Statler & Waldorf-ian “oh-HOHOHOHOHO!” at the end.

8/20/19
2:03 PM
4

Er, yes. That’s the joke of the whole thing: there really wasn’t that much difference between nerds and everyone else. It was, to borrow a legal term, an entirely arbitrary and capricious distinction, centered mainly around liking something too much or without sufficient ironic detachment. Anyone could watch Star Wars

8/20/19
2:00 PM
2

You Can’t Do That on Television holds up as well as Laugh-In does, because it was basically an exact clone of Laugh-In, just with kids & slime.

8/20/19
1:23 PM
2

My kids just went through the Disney sitcom phase and I can safely say that lazy writing on kids shows still continues today. It may not be as prevalent, but it’s still there.

8/20/19
1:03 PM
1

Yeah one of the more disturbing takes I’ve seen is the idea that Nu Metal was brought down because of toxic masculinity (read: the disdain for men showing emotions). Holy shit is that a really bad read on the genre.

8/20/19
12:13 PM
3

Exactly. 10 to 13 years old. But I know grown-ass adults who will still defend those as “better than the crap today”. Mind you, I live by the philosophy that “everyone likes what they likes and that’s a-ok with me” — taste is completely subjective, after all. Just making the larger point that nostalgia for the

8/20/19
12:09 PM
5

My wife read an op-ed in the Atlantic about how Linkin Park was an important, respectable band that taught boys that you could use heavy-sounding music to express your feelings.

8/20/19
11:58 AM
7

This aired at the same time as Parker Lewis Can’t Lose which had a similar approach of being about a handsome, popular kid and his friends (who included one nerd) but that show was actually funny.

8/20/19
11:55 AM
2

then there’s the effort to make nu-metal seem interesting that happens in fits and starts

8/20/19
9:02 AM
12

They were generally seen as villains even in this era - at least on the big screen. Saved by the Bell was something of an anomaly. 

8/20/19
8:38 AM
57

The good thing about the culture shift since this show is that nowadays, Zach and Slater would likely be the villains in a series. And despite his status as the “geek” in the bunch, Screech was actually kind of an asshole (in the series - IRL, another dimension of asshole entirely).