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Posted on 01-21-14 09:57:53 PM Link | Quote
I've discovered lately that a lot of my favorite media is stuff I went into not expecting to like to the degree I do now, or even at all. Homestuck's the most obvious example (THANKS, GABU), but a lot of the notable examples have been musical.

For instance, when I first heard of Marina And The Diamonds, I thought, "ew, just more generic pop". And then I actually listened to some of her music--I'm pretty sure my first was Oh No!, but I might be wrong--and found that I really enjoyed it. Same with Ke$ha.

I also thought I'd find Crystal Castles to be really abrasive. Some of their stuff is, admittedly, but on the whole I've found myself really enjoying their music. Especially their softer stuff--Suffocation in particular is fantastic.

Have any of you guys had anything like that, where you thought you wouldn't care for it but you ended up enjoying it? And if so, what was that thing?
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Posted on 01-22-14 01:20:58 AM (last edited by sofi at 02-27-18 11:15:51 PM) Link | Quote
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It happened just the other day, actually, when I watched Dallas Buyers Club. I totally thought I was going to hate it, especially considering the controversy surrounding Jared Leto, but I actually loved it and thought it was a really gripping, well-made film about AIDS in the 80s. I am usually not a huge fan of Oscar bait films like this, but this one really touched me.
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Posted on 01-22-14 08:30:47 AM Link | Quote
I don't know, does YTP count in this thread?

On a more "serious" note, usually any manga falls under this (especially Shinryaku! Ika-Musume, where I like how there are many relatively short comic stories instead of a huge one, although it's been a while since I've last read it (lazyness) and I may get around one day to continue).
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Posted on 01-22-14 03:06:16 PM (last edited by 2Tie at 01-22-14 03:13:01 PM) Link | Quote
Well, I don't know if this counts, but i guess Sonic '06. At the time, the only consoles I had were GBC and Genesis, so I'd always go to my friend's house to play games... I had played a few of the 3D sonic games at his house, and was only a little impressed by what the games had to offer (yeah, I didn't like SA2B that much >.>)... But one of the many days he rented a 360, he also got Sonic '06 and... frankly, we enjoyed it immensely. o.o;



also, er, a certain anime with a certain young-looking main character with green eyes...
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Posted on 01-22-14 03:49:08 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by 2Tie
Well, I don't know if this counts, but i guess Sonic '06. At the time, the only consoles I had were GBC and Genesis, so I'd always go to my friend's house to play games... I had played a few of the 3D sonic games at his house, and was only a little impressed by what the games had to offer (yeah, I didn't like SA2B that much >.>)... But one of the many days he rented a 360, he also got Sonic '06 and... frankly, we enjoyed it immensely. o.o;
Heh, good ol' Sonic '06. Loading times aside, that's not a completely bad game. The story may be wierd, but it's fun...
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Posted on 01-24-14 12:17:00 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by 2Tie
also, er, a certain anime with a certain young-looking main character with green eyes...


Are you talking about Boku no Pico, or am I completely off the mark here?
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Posted on 01-24-14 01:39:03 AM Link | Quote
Yeah, I put it in my sig for that post x.x Though I think I liked the way they characters were drawn in the manga over the anime...
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Posted on 01-20-18 03:01:43 PM Link | Quote
I know this thread is old, but why start a new one for it…

Pacific Rim. I thought it was going to be boring action crap, and instead I got a beautifully realised little world with adorable characters (minus the Australians… like ughhhhhhhhhh they are so bad and their accents are terrible) and great giant robot punching monsters action. I should have trusted Del Toro… it was in good hands.
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Posted on 01-20-18 11:59:36 PM (last edited by Xkeeper at 01-20-18 11:59:43 PM) Link | Quote
Nothin wrong with bumping old threads if you have something new to contribute.

I don't have much to add here myself, unless you count Neil Cicererhfdgshd's auditory shitposts. Normally that sort of thing is just grating, but apparently I ended up loving it (to the detriment of literally everyone else in this house )
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Posted on 01-21-18 01:15:21 AM Link | Quote
I swear Neil Cicierega must be responsible for everything funny on the internet (that wasn't because of Ryan North or Andrew Hussie). He invented animutations? He did Potter Puppet Pals?? He did Windows 95 tips?!??!?

To contribute myself, I would have to say… Vampire: the Eternal Struggle.

In case you've never heard of it (very likely), it's a card game designed by Richard Garfield (of Magic: the Gathering fame) to respond to all the things he thought were Magic's failures. And for some reason it ended up a licensed game in White Wolf's World of Darkness setting?

Anyway it's a four or five player game with a great resource system and lots of politics and I love it a bunch and have like 20 decks built and ready right now and I scraped a database to create the xml files necessary to play it using the free Cockatrice program which is supposed to be for Magic so I could play online with people and aaaaah

But everyone just wants to play Magic, so that's all I ever play
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Posted on 01-22-18 11:10:59 PM Link | Quote
I wouldn't mind giving V:TES a spin sometime, especially after having seen a gameplay video :o

Now you just need to get to Florida or show me where to find the Cockatrice files
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Posted on 01-23-18 12:15:06 AM Link | Quote
This one is going back a bit, but… Nine Inch Nails.

Like, I dunno, I had this idea about how the music was and the people who liked it, and decided it was too over the top and sooooo not me, and then I just fell in love with it anyway?
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Posted on 01-23-18 01:45:35 AM (last edited by sofi at 01-23-18 01:46:28 AM) Link | Quote
i tried to bring on Neil Cicierega into a disastrous art show a while back, but i never ended up in touch w/ him (long story) rip

i’m getting really into Korean skincare routines, which i thought i’d hate, but they’re actually relaxing and my skin looks better than ever.
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Posted on 01-26-18 06:55:33 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by 2Tie
Well, I don't know if this counts, but i guess Sonic '06. At the time, the only consoles I had were GBC and Genesis, so I'd always go to my friend's house to play games... I had played a few of the 3D sonic games at his house, and was only a little impressed by what the games had to offer (yeah, I didn't like SA2B that much >.>)... But one of the many days he rented a 360, he also got Sonic '06 and... frankly, we enjoyed it immensely. o.o;

I mean, I'd rather play Sonic '06 than Forces again, so, I guess I'm in the same camp? Bugs and loading times aside, it's not a terrible game.

Music goes this way for me, I'll get recommended a band, initially hate it, then "rediscover" them years later and fall in love. Case in point: Tame Impala. I wasn't into the whole psychedelic rock thing.... until I was?
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Posted on 01-27-18 06:35:38 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Sponty
Music goes this way for me, I'll get recommended a band, initially hate it, then "rediscover" them years later and fall in love. Case in point: Tame Impala. I wasn't into the whole psychedelic rock thing.... until I was?


Tame Impala has been similar to me, except on a shorter timeframe. Sometime last year a friend sent a link of one of their songs and I thought it was boring. Now I have three albums.

I seem to have this with music more often. I didn't think I'd be one for metal either until last year, but I remember similar feelings with stuff like Aqualung and a bunch I've forgotten by now.
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Posted on 01-27-18 08:16:06 AM Link | Quote
Invader Zim.

Never really aired here in Portugal, I gave it a watch back in 2016 due to its influence in SRB2 lol (SSNTails was way into that and Project Geeker)

Expected edgy mid-2000s scene kid nonsense but Season 1 is super good
Haven't watched enough of Season 2 but from what I've heard, it's where shit starts to hit the fan between Jhonen and crew going batshit with SFX and Nick sabotaging the show with budget cuts and absurd censorship
Need to read more of the comics...

Also, Final Fantasy VIII and Kingdom Hearts (Riku and Aqua are my fursonas, Luxord is my husband)
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Posted on 01-28-18 05:34:35 AM (last edited by Tarale at 01-28-18 05:35:57 AM) Link | Quote
Oh, oh, I can't believe I didn't think of this first up

Homestuck

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Invader Zim.

Never really aired here in Portugal, I gave it a watch back in 2016 due to its influence in SRB2 lol (SSNTails was way into that and Project Geeker)

Expected edgy mid-2000s scene kid nonsense but Season 1 is super good



Zim is really good! And the reason I thought I wouldn't like Homestuck is similar… oh man, some of the fans were super embarrassing.
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Posted on 01-28-18 09:50:23 AM Link | Quote
I guess I sometimes thing this about Youtube videos people send me, generally science-y or "how it works" ones.
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Posted on 01-28-18 04:34:19 PM Link | Quote
《The Orville》, i’m rly frigging into this show

tolerable levels of Seth MacFarlane, tbh

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Posted on 02-02-18 08:02:09 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Tarale
This one is going back a bit, but… Nine Inch Nails.

Like, I dunno, I had this idea about how the music was and the people who liked it, and decided it was too over the top and sooooo not me, and then I just fell in love with it anyway?

same, except it's pretty recent for me and me getting into them was a more gradual process. i don't like and have never really liked any other industrial bands, really, and nine inch nails are like... at the very tippy top end of the most loud/intense/aggressive music i've ever liked (maybe only topped by early Medicine, but even then they aren't quite as aggro).

later on i learned to kinda sorta like The Slip in maybe around 2010, but none of their other stuff clicked with me really and i didn't really get why so many people were super into them. but recently, in like December or so, my girlfriend who's really into NIN played me a song (i don't remember which) and it made me REALLY curious about listening to more, so i listened to The Downward Spiral again and kind of fell in love, then i listened to Pretty Hate Machine again and maybe loved that more, and then i listened to With Teeth and goddammit i guess i really like Nine Inch Nails now. i have still yet to hear The Fragile, Hesitation Marks, or Year Zero...

something of my own (speaking of stuff Eryn got me into ) is that i was really skeptical about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. honestly, i kind of just thought that outside of Nolan's Batman stuff superhero movies wouldn't appeal to me at all -- i kinda just dismissed them out of hand as shallow without ever really watching them. but Eryn who's really into Marvel made me watch Iron Man and while it wasn't exactly the deepest thing ever i genuinely had a lot of fun with it and really wanted to watch more. i've seen all the MCU movies now and while they're not all amazing there's a few that are genuinely really fun/cool/great and i think overall the experience taught me that just liking movies because they're fun is okay sometimes
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