Happy Hump Day Survey!

Crazy

Drugs

Also, pretty much this entire movie:

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Since Demyx didn't do a Disney pick this week, I will. Drunk Dumbo:

See, that's the obvious Disney pick but it gave me terrible nightmares as a kid so I refuse to post it.

Fantastic animation though.

Whole movie!

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"Oh wow! Good landing man."

Also, The Dude (NSFW for about a second and a half - topless woman): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z92b...

Wrong thread!

Most of Fear and Loathing for the drugs part.

I'll let Hopper and Brando duke it out for crazy in Apocalypse Now.

Gonna be some NSFW language in these.

I've got two kinds of crazy:

Because we all waited two seasons for something terrible to happen to her.

Worth the wait.

HAPPY HUMP DAYYYYYY!

What book/game/TV serious took you forever to finish, but was totally worth it in the end?

Malazan eventually. Probably. If/when I finish it.

The Wheel of Time.

Still feels like a major life accomplishment.

PaladinTom wrote:

The Wheel of Time.

Still feels like a major life accomplishment.

Stopped at book 10, no regrets, no interest in resuming.

Everything that first comes to mind are things that I have started but yet to finish.

I'm gonna go with Lord of the Rings, though, largely because I started Fellowship several times in Elementary school and didn't actually read it in its entirety until Middle School/Junior High.

If you count "Waiting forever to finish because the author hadn't finished the story yet" then I'd go with the Harry Potter books.

Ten years, but at least it came to a satisfying conclusion and was worth the wait.

Tanglebones wrote:
PaladinTom wrote:

The Wheel of Time.

Still feels like a major life accomplishment.

Stopped at book 10, no regrets, no interest in resuming.

Now that's in the spirit of the question. It'll literally take you forever to finish.

Read LotR when I was about 10 or 11, and it took me over a year.

Babylon 5. Quintin Stone lent us his recorded-from-TV VHS tapes (a lot of tapes). It took a long time to watch it all, but it was worth it.

DiscoDriveby wrote:

HAPPY HUMP DAYYYYYY!

What book/game/TV serious took you forever to finish, but was totally worth it in the end?

Lord of the Rings. I probably gave it 3 or 4 starts. When I finally got to Moria, I was hooked and couldn't put it down. Now I re-read it every few years.

Runner-up: Cryptonomicon. Same thing, probably started it 3 or 4 times before I eventually got to a point where I was hooked and couldn't stop.

Totally not worth it: The Illuminatus! trilogy. Also started this one 3 or 4 times. Forced myself to finish it. It had some good plot ideas, but the parts written by dolphins tripping on acid I could do without.

Neon Genesis Evangelion. Saw my first couple episodes sometime in the 90's. Didn't watch the complete series until last year.

Alz wrote:

If you count "Waiting forever to finish because the author hadn't finished the story yet" then I'd go with the Harry Potter books.

Let's not... that list would never end!

deftly wrote:

Runner-up: Cryptonomicon. Same thing, probably started it 3 or 4 times before I eventually got to a point where I was hooked and couldn't stop.

Did you ever try reading The Baroque Cycle? I gave up at the beginning of book 3, and now years later I can't motivate myself to go back to the beginning, to build up the momentum to finish the entire series.

Finishing up all available Dragonlance books that were available at the time (I think I was like 15 at the time and had started when I was 10?). Most of the knowledge of Krynn I had accumulated has long since left my brain, but I was so engrossed by every book I just could not stop reading.

The original Bioshock for me. It wasn't until 7 or 8 years after release that I finished it. 3 or 4 false starts along the way and I finally buckled down to complete it because I really wanted to play Infinite.

Oh, I've got one - I'd purchased all of Telltale's Sam and Max games years ago, and only played the first two episodes of Season 3. A few months ago, I sat down and blew through all three seasons over a couple of weeks. Totally worth it - the in-jokes that accumulate over the run of the games, and the overall humor clicked really well for me, even as the gameplay was a bit rough from time to time.

It wasn't particularly challenging, but it did take me forever to hunt down all the Tintin books at the library when I was a kid. I'd always make a beeline for that section to see if there were ones I hadn't read on the shelf.

The Guardian Legend. I first played it on my friend's NES cart when it came out in 1988. I did not finally beat it, even with emulators in the interim years, until I bought a used copy for myself in 2010. If I ever beat Punch Out!! that will be the new king.