What might a Captain Underpants video game be like?
I'm sure there's been, like, a GBA game or something right?
Are you serious?
That is literally the worst kind of ending
I just hope it wasn't because of a stupid reason like "I made the villain too overpowered, the only way for him to be defeated now is if he kills himself"
You can just smell the 90s coming off of it.
Who /cats/ here
WAIT NIGGA HOLD THE FUCK UP THERE IS A WARRIORS PEN AND PAPER RPG
LINK ME THAT SHIT RIGHT NOW NIGGA
also fuck that scene where bluestar abandons her babies had me in fucking tears holy shit
How about Redwall
>build redwall or salamandastron in fortress mode
>defend it from vermin hordes
>explore mossflower in adventure mode
>different abilities as different species
>eat delicious food described in incredibly minute detail
well actually, Eragon used some kind of bullshit spell that made him notice all the suffering he caused or something, and he an herod.
But yes, that is the long way of saying he killed himself
OH, TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO LIKED WARRIORS OR OTHER CAT THEMED STORIES, LOOK UP "Felidae."
>you will never go on a run with Maniac and Mars Bar
I was thinking of a Redwall book where a trio is escaping over a rope bridge over a canyon (or in a canyon) and then the two old warriors say they'll stop and hold them off and they wind up getting the shit stabbed out of them after they kill a bunch of Vermin.
Can't remember the book
>tfw too poor for book fair
>tfw too poor for field trips
>get those free lunches
>teachers had to buy most of my supplies
Still feels like a cop out
>cat sex >cat gore >cats cutting a pregger cat belly and dead cat fetuses fall out
That shit is fucked up
Anyone remember these big books that were kind of like I Spy, except with amazing, massive artwork? I remember there being set on an alien planet or something? There were tonnes of hidden objects you could find.
Only other thing I remember about them was that they were published by Oscar.
My reaction to this fucking maze game:
> This isn't so bad
> Sound effects start
And they say the survival horror genre is dead.
I'd play the shit out of a Redwall game
>choose an animal/class, badgers, mice, otters, rabbits, shrews, etc.
>start the game out as an apprentice
>doing menial tasks and carrying food around for people
>eventually, a great evil approaches
>have to leave Redwall
>suddenly, open-world ARPG where you can raise an army and fight in massive battles
i think you're thinking of the wrong holes m8
both the movie and the book are very good, the visuals are fucking phenomenal, especially for the gore and dream sequences. It does have some differences with the book though, but i enjoy both a lot.
So what's /v/ reading? pic related
>girl keeps dying and re-living her life
>each time some minor event changes that keeps her alive
>book starts with her shooting Hitler in a cafe only to get gunned down by his guards
Pretty good so far
I used to love reading that at my library, and got whatever I could at the booksales my school had. Could never get the hang of flip-o-rama.
Now I want to re-buy each and every book. Thanks a lot.
How the fuck did a children's game hits the head on the nail for the horror genre better than any AAA game out there?
Those sound effects
That crushing, ice-cold, pitch black maze
Those terrifying prompts advanced with a blood curdling un-earthly growl
That fucking jumpscare at the end
It's like they actually know what scares people.
Also yeah, fuck the sound effects. I forgot about them and they fucking scared me shitless when I got my first prompt. And I forgot how terrifying the slug looks in full detail. I jumped out of my seat while getting screen shots for this image. I don't know how my younger self even pulled himself through to finish the game.
Picked this up on sale along with Hitchhiker's Guide.
Still need to finish them both.
>tfw forgot to put a background on the last panel
>always saw the Wheel of Time books on the shelves as a kid
>never bothered reading them
>fast forward 20 years
>finally resolve to start reading them
>finish the first book
>"well shit, they already killed off the big bad, what else is there to do?"
>hear on the internet that it's mostly just faffing about until Rand dies
Should I bother continuing?
>And in middle & high school, the kid who had already read the book
No better feeling than writing your report the day after it was assigned while everyone else is struggling to finish the book by the due date.
IN 5TH GRADE I MADE MY BIRTHDAY AT MY HOUSE AND WE PLAYED MARIO ALL DAY AND ATE PIZZA AND PUNCH THAT MY MOM MADE AND I BLASTED THIS SONG ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE AND IT WAS THE TIGHTEST SHIT.
>when I was a kid I had a lego themed birthday
>Mom made me a lego brick cake
>dad thought up a fuckton of lego games for us to play
>dressed up as the brickster and everything
Fuck I miss being in elementary school
>tfw only went to the book fairs for posters and cool wristbands or some shit
Tonight on /v/, a bunch of virgins gathered around a fire underneath the full moon and talked about their favorite books from when they were kids. And all because of captin underpants and video games.
This place still has it's moments.
I remember my first venture into 4chan, thinking /b/ was the fun place to go. Nothing but shock images, popular ones resembling shit on people that looked like this. Fuck /b/.
50 years down the road you will hear something that will make you think about abortions, whereupon you will think about this comic and feel nostalgic for this shithole.
i'm reading weeb literature yeah yeah
so far this is one of the most boring in the series
Nigga a book fair was how I found this hype shit.
>fifth grade birthday party
>dad sets up all the consoles in the living room
>Xbox, Gamecube, PS2 and N64
>have like half of my class over
God damn, I stopped wanting birthday parties after that because I knew it could never be topped.
Pokemon caused half of the members of my childhood church to quit. Not for speaking out against it, but for certain
oldmembers forcing the minister to resign for supporting its encouragement of friendship.
Some of them still claim that.
Alright, while we're on the second thread on the subject (love ya night /v/), let's see if anyone knows what this book is. I remember a bunch of stuff about it, except the title:
> The premise of the book is a like 12-year-old kid become president of the USA.
> May have been the sequel to a book about the campaign, but I never read it, so I have no idea how the like constitutional age limit was circumvented. I think his campaign platform was a ban on homework.
> A Secret Service agent is an important character. He takes a bullet for the protagonist at one point.
> There's like a stereotypical Arab dictator who acts as a main villain, pretty sure he was meant to be a caricature of Saddam Hussein/maybe a little Khomeini too.
> They have a diplomatic meeting where the dictator challanges the kid to a video game to settle their dispute
> It was a fictional game that was described in surprising detail, sort of like a 3D competitive Missile Command. Also it was for the N64.
> At the end the kid realizes that he's not even close to ready to run the most important country on Earth, so he resigns, and his VP, who is also his nanny, becomes the first black, physically disabled, woman president. (Except not the physically disabled part because fdr had polio put I just realized that now)
I feel like rereading this would be an interesting look at our pre-9/11 political climate, among other things. Also the vidya part was cool.
I bought it for the novelty since it was named like one of my favorite multiplayer games.
It's actually pretty good, or at least so far. I like it.
i really don't blame you. the books are quite good mysteries though. dark too. in the second one they investigate a ghost, but it turns out she's a girl who's been locked in her basement and starved, developing a split personality disorder
Why would I waste my allowance on books when I could have bought
>Captain Underpants when I was the right age to enjoy it
>would now look like a fucking idiot, buying kids' books
>no young relations to claim to buy them for
Finally got around to seriously reading Infinite Jest. About a third of the way through and I'm actually really enjoying it.
Holy shit I remember getting that in I think 5th grade. I remember reading through it and was fascinated by it. Now looking at I can smell that almost 90% is bullshit.
>Edgar Allen Poe
>That one page about spooky stuff in video games
I so did
>read about the captain underpants books
>thinking about how this is all cool
>come to this section
>"Oh wow, I gotta pull that shit on my step-dad!"
>Grab a couple of ketchup packets from the cafeteria before lunch is over
>put them in my pocket
>some faggot kid next to me is wondering if I was saving that for later
>decide to act on my anticipation
>do the trick on my principal
>Wait by the door to hear it
>At this point I was giggling like a school girl
>wait for him to get out
>it's not the principal
>go inside the bathroom
> see the ketchup still intact
>look back at the kid
>big trail of shit leading from the urinal
>the kid has a big shit stain on his pants
How the fuck do I still own this busted up thing?
Been rereading The Farthest Shore. I forgot how fucking godly Ursula Le Guin's writing is; I'm enjoying the hell out of familiarizing myself with the lore and the beautiful scenery and the mesmerizing story all over again.
i JUST got accel world vol 1 a few days ago. its not supposed to come out until the 28th, but if you pre-order with shipping from your house at chapters it'll arrive nearly 3 weeks early
I'm planning to borrow a copy of The Dispossessed at the library soon. Every sentence she writes is quotable as poetry; I just love it so much, especially the breathtaking writing in The Wizard of Earthsea.
>“It is no secret. All power is one in source and end, I think. Years and distances, stars and candles, water and wind and wizardry, the craft in a man's hand and the wisdom in a tree's root: they all arise together. My name, and yours, and the true name of the sun, or a spring of water, or an unborn child, all are syllables of the great word that is very slowly spoken by the shining of the stars. There is no other power. No other name.”
This was the book to read back in elementary school.
I liked the Ender's Shadow series. I read Enders adventures after the war but it was lowkey kinda confusing. I managed to finish Speaker for the Dead but once I hit Xenocide I just tapped out.
Apparently my house is fucking full of old edutainment games from The Learning Company.
This was my shit when I was a kid. Recently reread it though and it kind of weirded me out though I couldn't really tell why. This essay did a really good job of articulating it though:
when I first learned about Card's political views I was surprised because I thought the themes of the rest of the "quartet" contradicted them directly, but as an older and more critical reader I now realize that the ethical worldview expressed in the first book at least is categorically Fucked Up.
>waiting for the bus afterschool with my friends
>my friend throws a banana into the street
>a car runs it over and we all start laughing
>the next day he does it again
>this goes on for a year until it escalated to the point where we were throwing whole lunches into the street
>last day of school someone throws a box full of condiments into the street
>giant fucking explosion of ketchup and mayonnaise everywhere
>sophomore year our school ramps up security on the outside of the school to discourage vandalism
Pretty much yeah, although that's a bit of a simplification. I think also that during the 90s American culture became adept at pretending certain societal problems didn't exist. See also: Columbine, reactions to, surprise at, and this video:
>>giant fucking explosion of ketchup and mayonnaise everywhere
I don't know why but that mental image is hilarious.
>>sophomore year our school ramps up security on the outside of the school to discourage vandalism
Speaking of which, what was that one BS rule your school got rid of the year after you left?
science fictionnovel with three different main characters. The conflict is between an alien race that used to live peacefully among humans as well as two different factions of humans that have different ideas for approaching the problem.
I was afraid to ask /lit/ but I'll give it a shot in a little bit.
If you're planning on writing a novel or short story, take some time on the side to read some advice from one of the proficient sci-fi writers of our time:
Orson Scott Card
They bring in great insights to the process of writing, what kinds of books to read to prepare yourself to the endless journey of learning
and suffering, and how to start writing in the first place.
(ops not official video link if that's the sort of thing you care about although I don't know if she's affiliated with this account any more so no idea if using this really benefits Lindsay)
I don't know about rules but the cafeteria staff in my school found out about our traffic game and anyone trying to sneak out extra caesar salad dressing was reported to the principal
Nah. I'm rereading Dan Simmon's articles on writing, and currently reading a section about a now defunct scholarship on writing from his college that died from a feminist's intervention that led to the college giving out 2500 dollars to a schizophrenic Hispanic Chicagoan who hasn't written anything before.
That said, I kinda miss reading the Captain Underpants series. The copies I had were destroyed in a basement flood that hit two years ago, and I'm too embarrassed to buy copies or borrow them from the public library.
>Speaking of which, what was that one BS rule your school got rid of the year after you left?
it's a toss up between having only one piercing per ear and bringing your own laptop into the school library.
i was going to get my ear pierced a few more times and just stick more sleepers in it because i tried to be edgy at times. instead i just mellowed out and became everyone's friend.
the laptop in the library issue came up during my final senior year. i borrowed the laptop of a guy in my programming class to try and finish off our first term assignment. cranky librarian went full retard and accused me of hacking school computers. the laptop was confiscated by her until the school's acting principle had a stern talking to me about shit she didn't understand. my programming teacher ended up sorting everything out and i had full access to the computer labs whenever i wanted it after that. full school assembly was then called the following week where they announced the banning of laptops in the library and talks about hacking and cyber security popped up here and there for about a month. it was so shit.
>mom was a strict christian
>spend weeks waiting to chek out the wizardology book, from the school library
>take it home and copy all the spells and codes
>mom throws them away and takes the book, claiming it's "witchcraft"
i just needed some elephant fat for the transformation spell...
>Speaking of which, what was that one BS rule your school got rid of the year after you left?
It wasn't the year after I left, but the first day of my senior year, they announced that they were doing away with the Senior Early Dismissal Bell. Shit pissed me off something fierce. They brought it back the next year because of the fuss my class made. Whole lot of fucking good that did me.
Think about what you used to hear about the internet and what you hear about it now. I don't know a single person who doesn't have an internet connection and a facebook, twitter, or instagram account.
Everyone used to rave on about it, and for the longest time I hated it because well... people kept going on about it. One day I finally read it, wasn't disappointed
Re-reading Game of Thrones to remember how much the writers of the show fucked it up.
Pretty sure the movie rights got picked up a while ago and no one did anything about them
Does anyone remember a book where you had to look for certain objects? There was "I spy" and then there was something else I think based in a fantasy setting.
In each page there was one object to find, like a ruby or something, does anyone know what i'm talking about?
Eh... not really, there's still TONS of people that don't know a single thing about the internet past facebook, ebay and google.
Even more that don't even know what torrenting is.
>tfw dad and sister tell you about shitty free movie sites
>tell them I don't really care
>they ask me how I watch movies then
>can't be assed to explain torrenting so just say I ask a friend for 'em
>Sarah, Plain and Tall
Ah, Elementary School was amazing.
A time before we didn't know what sex was, less long what we do with our dongs besides piss. Before there was any stress. When the only consequences was no recess and getting grounded from watching television. Damn.
>Ah, Elementary School was amazing.
>A time before we didn't know what sex was, less long what we do with our dongs besides piss.
i wish i could say that was the case for me, anon. it would have been nice to have a somewhat more normal life.
I don't know that the problem is more people on the internet. We individually have a pretty limited view of the cultural 'net and at least in this thread I doubt there's anyone here who witnessed for example the BBSs of the 90s.
I think a major problems that made the net worse basically boil down to two things: a) competition for validation (upvotes, likes, etc.) and b) "toxicity" (like wow holy shit the word "netiquette" used to actually exist wtf)
I'm sure there are communities somewhere that are great, but they aren't here.
>We'd have time to go to the school library, get some books and read for an hour
>Grab 4-5 novels
>tfw I'd look up from a book and math class was almost done, reading time finished over an hour ago
>Now I can't lose myself in a book
>my friend stayed the night at my house all the time in 4th-5th grade
>over time he reveals to me he likes boys and girls
>he has some playgirl mags he looks at, probably from his mom or some shit
>tells me i'm "ugly" all the time, and that i don't have to worry about him liking me like that
>second to last day of school
>he reveals he was like mad in love with me
>he gropes my fucking crotch on the bus and tells me to whip it out
>he tells me he he pulled down my pants and touched my penis and balls one night
>ask him "well was I big?"
>"most would say small, i'd say medium"
>fucking kid molested me and didn't even compliment me afterwards
>realize that I did that shit to my stepbrother a month ago when he was being loud while having fun on Minecraft
God dammit, now I feel bad.
I remember "Can you see what I see" being the other I Spy book
>the word "netiquette" used to actually exist wtf
One of my teachers for a recent class I took actually still used it
anon, your dong may have been small but you had a big heart.
it's like the stages of life. happiness into depression into anger and regret before finally slipping into restful peace upon death.
Read some good children books that you read as a child.
>I wish we could go there! He/She said
>The wind started to blow
>The tree house started to spin
>It spun faster and faster
>Then everything was still
By the way, the kid was into all this witchcraft shit (his former stepdad was a wiccan or something) and he said that since he told me all that and I wouldn't whip out my dick, he would cast a spell on himself that would put him in a coma or some shit. Half of me thought that stuff was a crock of shit, but the other half of me was a superstitious little kid, so my nerves were fucking wracked on my last day of 5th grade. Couldn't even enjoy my last day of elementary school because I was too busy scared that my best friend at the time (even though I was shocked, angered, and scared that he'd fucking molested me, we still talked on and off for like a year) was basically going to kill himself.
There's this older teenaged dude who would hang around him sometimes when I went to his house.
He told me, on that same day on the bus, that his teenager friend got him to touch and even suck his dick and balls. Said teenager did it because he didn't have a girlfriend and wanted to know what it felt like to be touched down there.
>tfw Jack should be 30 years old if they didn't go to the tree house every day and only went when the books were released.
its pretty great, some of the later books feel like filler, and its written to make you want to hate all of the female cast, all 3 main females are based on the original writers ex wives.
but overall pretty good, makes me hate most other fantasy, shits all over a song of fire and ice
field trips were ovverated anon. By 8th grade me and my friends figured out that instead of going to a dinner theater or some garbage...we could have a party the day before,have a pizza party then game the whole weekend. Trust me you didnt miss out on shit. I remember there was 2 field ttrips that you had at the end of the year 7th and 8th..to one of those park things where they have like unlimted bbq and crap. We didnt go and had a sleep over party and played magic the gathering...everyone told us how amazing it was so we went next year and it sucked ass. Kids overhype the shit out of field trips /rant
>In 4th grade teacher was sick for a few months
>Had a substitute teacher, Mr W
>One of the things he would do is read a book to the class between subjects, usually a chapter
>He picked James and the Giant Peach
>Very animated when ready it, would do voices
>At the end of every chapter he would have the characters die in brutal and visceral ways
All of my field trips were in the middle of the fucking week, so you either went or stayed at the school and did worksheets the whole day. I ended up just skipping on those days.
>mfw my mother bought me all of those books
Even got the one where you got a life sized dragon egg, it's a shame I never learned D&D I think I would of found it very enjoyable.
I'd still like to learn, I'm just on /tg/ drawthread at the moment, where can I find a group to play with...by that I mean friends?
just find a game on roll20, /tg/ neckbeards are some of the friendliest humans on the planet, at first its awkward with rule checking and looking up stats, but once you get into the flow of it, honestly nothing compares
>tfw I asked my friends if they would like to learn how to play D&D together
They called it nerdy shit and I never learned becuase my friends were disgusting normalfags.
And don't even get me started on LARP, they shat all over it.
Seriously anon just go fucking do it you piece of shit, instead of sitting here being misreable while looking through that yotsuba b blue colour most of the day, maybe we would all be less like the things we loathed if we actually fucking tried for once
Oh man I want to read these books again. I gotta dig around at my moms house. I remember 4 being the best. I actually started my own mini comic company with a friend back in school. It stared some stick figure named billy and I'm pretty sure half of it was stolen spongebob jokes. Now I gotta go find those somewhere..
>And don't even get me started on LARP, they shat all over it.
I had a group of friends that had planned on staying a LARP thing, but for some reason once I showed interest they have up on the idea.
Godly until the fourth book
That and the fifth book made me hate feminism before I even set foot on 4chan
not to jerk all of anons' cocks, but I feel like this is one of the few places (aside from some forums and irc channels) where people respect each other and behave mostly civilly online, once you learn to look past all the shit posting.
Book 4: Tehanu:
Instead of it being a rousing magical adventure story, it was the tale of how every man in Earthsea suddenly became a huge dick 24/7 and mercilessly harassed Tenar and Tehanu. Ged is not exempt: he loses his powers and becomes a fucking baby. Basically, it was extremely preachy, whereas the other ones were not at all so.
And also it came after book 3, which I personally think is the best one of the series.
Book 5: The Other Wind
I don't remember much about this one. My problem with it was similar to Tehanu, where it features Tenar feeling and talking instead of doing, except now you have a mage with feelings of inadequacy who does the exact same thing. Maybe my memory is getting fucked, but I think Tenar was more of a protagonist in the 2nd book, where she didn't go "woe is me" and actually beat the lovecraftian horror she had been serving for her entire life.
There you have it. Books 4-5 are the Dark Dawn to book 3's TLA. Apt considering that book 3 was written in 1972 and 4-5 in 1990/2001
>mfw scolded for reading faster than everyone else