Happy Hump Day Survey!

A couple I can think of that haven't been mentioned:

Because this is the kind of mood I've been in lately:

And

Indy x 3

FWIW I do not endorse any of the following:
Stealing artifacts from indigenous peoples & /or Knights of the Round Table, child slavery, or collaborating with Nazis.

Cool scenes though.

Edit for typo.

Underground dungeon that doesnt look underground, because they sing to +20 000 people. Without amplification ofc

First i thought posting Nibelheim scene from Rheingold, but thought it to be d&d material with tyrant boasting with great treasures and great abilities.

Hump day!

What are your "so bad they're good" games? The B-movies of games?

I'm contractually obligated to state that I reject the "so bad it's good" - if i like it, there's something good about it that makes me like it. Also, the "b-movie" label was about subject matter, budget and expectations, not quality. The Terminator was a b-movie. Really this all seems to stem form a bizarre, puritan inclination in our culture where things have to flawless and frankly it's - *get dragged off soapbox*

With all that out off the way, the crown for wackiest, most broken game that's carried by charming enthusiasm and ambition goes to:
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Clicker games. Clicker games with anime boobs.

GTAIV. It’s incredibly janky but it’s consistently janky, so once you acclimate to the low frame rates and the controller latency it becomes less frustrating. While certainly not a low budget production it earns B-Movie cred with its camp comedy and caricatures of big-budget film tropes.

Alien Love Gardener wrote:

I'm contractually obligated to state that I reject the "so bad it's good" - if i like it, there's something good about it that makes me like it. Also, the "b-movie" label was about subject matter, budget and expectations, not quality. The Terminator was a b-movie. Really this all seems to stem form a bizarre, puritan inclination in our culture where things have to flawless and frankly it's - *get dragged off soapbox*

Oh! Let's talk auteur theory next!

DiscoDriveby wrote:

Hump day!

What are your "so bad they're good" games? The B-movies of games?

I really like Nintendo's D-tier games. They have their A-list celebrity system sellers like Mario Kart, Pokémon, and Smash Bros. Then their B-tier popular-with-gamers franchises like Zelda, Metroid, and Fire Emblem. Their C-tier games are the tried and true games with modest budgets and modest expectations: Kirby, Yoshi, Wario, etc.

Then there's the D-tier of weird sh*t that's usually a one-off. Code Name Steam, Kid Icarus Uprising, Sakura Samurai, Fluidity. I love that stuff, even when I don't totally love the game. I'm glad they keep experimenting.

Hump Day!

What minor character deserves a spinoff?

Seven of Nine and Space Elf Ninja

Dak

Kenny on Killing Eve.

Cletus the slack jawed yokel.

The Operator in The Night Comes For Us.

Uh, content warning for some real graphic violence, I guess.

I might be skirting the rules in that she's not that minor, and also more of an outfit than a character, but I just want Julie Estelle to get her own action movie, ok?

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and Sofia from John Wick 3.

Princess Zelda.

Oooh, this is tough because often what makes minor characters work is that they're minor. In and out.

I'll break the rules here and say Mako Mori from Pacific Rim, because I barely remember her in that damn movie and she was a lead character.

Troy Barnes & LeVar Burton sailing around the world (Community).

(Technically Troy was a main character but he left the show.)

Hump day! Someone please post a question for me, my brain is fried.

What songs has everyone been listening to lately that make you feel happy?

Thanks <3

Positive Force, from VVVVVV. I don't know why I found this little earworm, but here it is:

Here's a couple from the K-pop realm that put a smile on my face and some pep in my step every time I hear them.

Good question! I like it!

Here a couple of my go to's:

This list could go on forever. So many upbeat anime songs along with my collection of "adventure" and "hero" music, all help lift my my mood and bring a smile to my face.

Don't judge me.

Dave Brubek Quartet

This is also my album of choice for the "perfect media day" from the podcast the other week.

Good choice. Take Five always puts a smile on my face, because it's a happy memory from when I played piano for my high school jazz band. We couldn't solo quite like those guys, but man I loved playing that song.

As for me, I've had my Foo Fighters playlist on autorepeat.

Recently I kept running into Everlong. First I saw a post somewhere of the recent Rick Astley acoustic cover. Then a live version showed up in my YouTube recommendations. Then I was walking my dog through the courtyard of the apartments where I live, and someone was sunbathing with Everlong playing on their boom box.

So... I went all in.

A lot of CHVRCHES songs really do it for me. Most of their songs have a wonderful positive energy.

I particularly love the feel of this one:

Their video game songs are pretty great, too.

Frisson every time I listen to this one:

This one, too. It has a feeling of hope in the face of adversity (like the game, I suppose):

Everlong is so good. That album is so good. Time Out is also good.