Yup, a live-action superhero flick that literally lacked any sense of self-awareness or irony.
It was like someone took Captain Planet and tried to make a serious social commentary piece based on it.
>Once words get out about this movie people will become worried
>Women will call it "too indecent"
>Sudden battle about children being exposed to adult men in nothing but underpants in media
>Captain Underpants book suddenly banned for being "2lewd4skool"
>underage these days dont even know about the fight to get Captain underpants back in the yearly bookfairs
>Not dropping off the Captain Underpants fandom by middle school
Yeah, I didn't pay much attention to what became of the series after my Elementary school days, and they were still okay with it when I left.
>Bookfairs reminding me that I still have three of the CU books that I swiped from the library
I got all the releases when I was a kid. I still have the books over here in my bookshelf actually.
How many books are out there now? When did the books get banned?
>mfw trying out the under where? prank after reading the Origins book and failing at every single attempt
>struggle for captain underpants censorship
you guys have no idea.
What's next on the chopping block? We already got a Charlie Brown film, a CGI SpongeBob. There was fucking Yogi Bear CGI, which, was never good to begin with but still. They just have no shame
>tfw work for a charter school system
>have to fix computers in library at an elementary school
>front rack in the school has entire line of those goddamn books
why is that even a thing?
the Lego Movie was decent, it's the highest form of sellout, but still, in itself it wasn't soulless, it had some personality to it and even had social commentary even if it was overshadowed by other stuff
We're talking about shitty abominations and cash ins, not funny movies with soul and creativity.
>tfw a children's comedy was the best movie of the year
We live in a strange world.
A terrible, horrible, strange world.
I'm not sure either, I only owned the "kid's" cover I guess with "butt" on both titles.
But yeah this book was as inappropriate as it could get. Like, way worse than CaptUnderpants
I remember reading through this and cackling maniacally the whole time.
Shit was like Attack on Titan but with butts instead of crazy giant people
or like monster hunter with butts
actually now that I think about it that'd be a perfect idea for a video game
holy shit fund it
I remember really enjoying those Unfortunate Events books when I was younger. I tried going back and reread the first two books, but, I dunno, it's not the same. It's just kinda boring. Back then I didn't realize it was supposed to be a dark comedy. Now I do and it's not that funny, and fuck. The one thing I've always hated about books is how hard it is to imagine it 'correctly'. Like how the fuck am I supposed to picture the area around this character with so little detail? But on the other hand if they add too much it gets ridiculous and complicated and fuck, I don't wanna read anymore. I don't do it right.
Also that movie adaption was shit. Le funny Jim Carrey face in everything definitely makes it good, Hollywood
It was,mbut it was in the context of the story, so it's fine
I'm not saying it's a masterpiece, I'm just saying that in an era where every hollywood blockbuster and animated film is the same exact thing all the fucking time because the fat cows eating popcorn like it, it's a breath of fresh air, it feels unique, and even manages to shove in some Social commentary about how big corporations manipulate the population, but since this is a hollywood blockbuster the message is that everyone is their own special snowflake
It's still there, but I'm not sure if the people watching it will get the hint and actually think about it later
I mostly liked the Unfortunate Events books because they actually showed a villain who managed to win more often than not.
Compared to practically every other book where the child protag wins the day because of the power of friendship or their mother's love, it was a breath of fresh air to see a bunch of kids getting the shit end of the stick at every turn and have no resolution.
>Those fucking bookfairs.
>Getting excited as fuck because they had all of the books I was interested in reading, not just the boring selection in the library.
>Would always sell video-game cheat code books that my friends and I would read and copy from without buying.
>Blow all of my money on a shit-load of books, leave happy.
It was fucking perfect.
Holy shit I loved those books only thing that pissed me off was the incredibly shit ending
the movie adaptation was fucking horrendous, they did however nail Violet or whatever her name was, waifu/10
>Like how the fuck am I supposed to picture the area around this character with so little detail?
I have more trouble with how characters actually look. I usually end up ignoring whatever little detail is given regarding a characters' appearance and make it up in my head more based on their actions and behaviour, but then when there's a film adaptation the character looks totally different and I'm like fuck
>attend the bookfair one year, as always
>it's in elementary school, of course
>friends gossiping about a dirty book
>we go and find the book and read it
>literally the entire book is hot sweaty gratuitous and extremely descriptive sex scenes
>the main character that you follow is some hot blonde chick
I still to this day do not understand how multiple copies of that book made it into an elementary school bookfair, but fucking hell did I ever enjoy it.
One of my favorite scenes was the chick getting banged by two dudes in a pool.
Like, what the hell?
>tfw stole books from book fair
For some reason i never stole anything actually good. I felt almost as if they kept tabs on the sought after shit or something and the crappy books about sharks they didnt care.
Is Andy Griffiths secretly a bizarro fic genius?
Seriously that shit was pretty grotesque from what I remember Also this book is fucking brilliant like gaijin Shintaro Kago with this sense of like melancholy that
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Peanut's was castrated since the Christmas special which Schulz was embarrassed of for a reason. The only good thing to come of it is the comic strip. Everything else is greed.
>mfw the mustards complain about the flip book segments having a shitty frame rate
It could have worked if they actually made the conflict between the kid and the dad make sense, instead it felt very infuriating to me, you spend days building this fucking awesome city and admires your final work and all, and this little shit fucks everything up just because those were toys
If my kid sneaked into my animation/drawing room and fucked up all my drawings because he just wanted to have fun with my work I would fucking slap him across the face
>get a bunch of books out because teacher says we should read more
>grab some red and blue covered novel
>ends up being some Red Dawn-level action story about some kind murdering futurist Nazis with DoomGuy arsenals
>grab some cheapass looking horror book
>entire thing is about vampires who gain power by fucking teenagers
I swear those books probably fucked with my psyche more than vidya ever did.
Poopsie Daiperfanny reporting in.
I know this is a small thing to note, but uh, fucking Klaus, who on the covers of every book was shorter than Violet, WELP in the movie he was just a bit taller than her. And Jim Carrey is not a good actor. Count whatshisface was supposed to be a complete douche, not some 'witty' 'funny' guy who tries to make the kid's death look like an accident. He threatnes them vocally in the books
Some of the Peanuts movies were pretty good. But fuck there were some straight up terrible ones. Like the one where they go to france as exchange students and that girls house burns down. Fucking terrible waste of resources and time.
I played autistic pretend games with other weird kids. Apparently this didn't actually teach me social skills because fucking 7th grade kicked my ass and probably gave me lifelong developmental shit.
Keep in mind, the only good movies Blue Sky has put out is Ice Age (1, none of those gay sequels), and Robots. They are the reason Rio and it's sequel exist. All that bubbly Dr Seuss stuff too.
How can I ever forget? Flunky Bananalips reporting in.
Snickett's writing isn't the best in the world, but his character, voice, aesthetic, and unapologetic penchant for the morbid and esoteric still make the series one of the best kid's books IMO. I didn't even get mad at the ending.
I only had the one where Snoopy leaves home to his previous owner
It's been a long time since I watched it, I barely remember anything about it other than moments that happened very often when the characters said something stupid and the film paused, as in if yui were laughing your ass off you wouldn't miss anything
The gratuitous attempts at cashing in on '90s childhood nostalgia is shocking.
When I think of the '90s I think of innocence and video games. That's it. Not flannel, shitty haircuts, shittier bands, ugly shoes or books I read in a few hours when I didn't have video games to play.
>implying any kid then will know what the fuck captain underpants is
diary of a wimpy kid movie made sense. this movie is coming out like a decade after it's relevancy died doesn't. I don't think it's going to happen
Unfortunate Events didn't really have this problem because of Brett Helquist's fantastic illustrations.
Coincidentally he also arted this cool surprisingly intelligent/funny fantasy that has some great themes about censorship and maintaining conviction in a world full of deceit and greedy self-interest. It's called Fly by Night.
Could it just be that the people who grew up with this stuff has grown up and are trying to make their life-long dream of their favorite childhood things getting a movie a reality?
At least some of them, anyway?
Sometimes I wish I could just forget that I ever liked things so that the pain of when those things crumble apart wouldn't exist.
What happened to that part in everyone's brain that says "We better not"? Did George Lucas infected Hollywood with that plague? Is the government banishing shame and encouraging retardation because it gives them money and people something else to think about other than questioning why certain things in society?
I just don't know.
I think there were two spin-off/side books that add more clues. One is a "biography" of the Lemony Snickett character that reveals a lot about what exactly his role was, another is a cool (but probably hard to find complete) sort of experimental collection of in-universe documents and letters mostly pertaining to the Baudelaire family. Neither explains everything outright but offer clues that the reader can piece together.
Or you can look it up on the internet.
An essential part of becoming an adult, as well as a decent human being is to shame your intrusive thoughts, for as innocent as they may be, like a Calvin and Hobbes movie, or a cheap easy alternative to life, and respect the part of your brain that warns you not to do certain things and actually think about what you're doing
>used to buy the captain underpants books just for the segments with George and Harold's hand drawn comics
>go to those sections and do those flip page parts
>never actually read any of the books until a couple years later
Am I the only one?
>write a story in 3rd grade about a serial killer who scalps his victims and hangs the scalps on his wall
>praised by my whole class and teacher when I come back from sick leave because it's apparently good and spooky
>draw a stick-man holding a knife on my desk in the same year
>put on suicide watch
I was like 10 years old, what the fuck
I read some of the pages with pictures on them. I explicitly remember one scene where they have a sleepover in Georges treehouse and watch monster movies.
>tfw no monster movie bro
Thank you for reminding me these existed
The books are still in good condition dispite me reading the fuck out of them years ago.
Whoa shit, I just remembered. A long time ago, some faggot made my class get in an indoor tent and he read some creepy poem or stories to us and one them involved some dumb shit about a girl who always wore a scarf. She met this boy, married him and on her deathbed, she finally showed him that underneath the scarf she was actually decapitated. I thought it was so dumb, but it was supposed to be scary or some shit
> wear a shirt with a cartoon duck with his bum on fire due to copious consumption of hot sauce
> told by the principal that it promotes animal cruelty and ill get suspended if I ever wear it again
>Looking through old elementary school assignments my mom kept
>Wrote a short story about pokemon
>The entire thing is just stuff like "pikachu used headbutt, pi-pikachu!!" and "dun dun dananana dun dun dananana dun dunnn dun dun dunn dun da daaa" imitating the background battle music going on
>Sonic Adventure 2 battle short story
>One scene depicts shadow slicing off the head of rouge while blood gushes out and brains splatter across the floor
I fuckin guess so. I just wish I could remember the source.
Oh and while I'm at it, this shit has been eating at me for years and years. I remember years and years ago there was some song about an ugly lady my kindergarden(?) class sang. And it got really complicated and funny because of it or something. I cannot for the life of me remember the name, but I know the teacher drew a little image to help us keep track of all the crap the woman wore... Or looked like. God I just want to dig this shit out of my head, I just cannot remember what it was
>Sonic Adventure 2 battle short story
>One scene depicts shadow slicing off the head of rouge while blood gushes out and brains splatter across the floor
I laughed way too much at this
Speaking of dumb bitches not knowing how to read, I cant be the only one who had classmates that couldnt pronounce the simplist fucking words when reading out loud.
>Simple prounounced as simply
>Ev.. ev.. evalooatey (evaluate)
And so many other words just butchered, even though a lot of them were said every day, like couldn't. Yes, people couldn't say couldn't when reading it.
I'm talking about highschoolers too.
Am I the only one?
Dude, the bookfairs, holy shit. 5th grade year had yotsuba comic books and I picked one up because I thought I would see boobies and I eventually purchased it. One cover had her in an alley and the other with an armfull of sunflowers. Good times.
I actually like that as a story idea, about a relationship with someone who is grotesquely deformed in a literally impossible way that their partner doesn't know about until the end. It's not really scary, but very interesting.
Of course it sounds like it would require a bit more finesse in execution than the original.
I wrote an essay about the big Goron in OoT and how Zelda had to use a bomb to stop him. I don't have the paper, but I definitely know I called him Zelda. My teacher also read it out loud and embarassed the fuck out of me, winking at me and shit. Also an old disgusting woman definitely tried to come onto me in 4th grade and got fired for reasons unknown
Still meet those fuckers today
>read book as class
>everyone's fucking retarded and reads at a snail pace
>can't read ahead in case the teacher calls on you
>get actual headaches
I think a Battleship movie could have been great, but modern hollywood is ass.
They were aiming for Teenagers with that movie. Most teenagers don't know what the fuck Battleship is and even if they liked the movie they wouldn't have checked out the board game.
The movie should have been a strategic war movie that aimed for young adults to adults. People who would watch it, enjoy it, and go out and buy the board game to play with their younger sibling/children.
Like everything about the series tried to subvert normal children's series expectations, so I don't know why one would expect a straightforward, pat ending. Then again we were kids and that's what kids want.
Looking back though I think those books influenced my taste and worldview in a major but subtle way, but I have no idea how.
I never understood how snail readers could study effectively.
And now here I am, done dropped out of high school, and the snail readers are about to receive their college degrees.
That's actually really cool.
I'd read that.
They probably had like a fear of public speaking or something. Not everyone is good at the same things. Not everyone's parents read to them outside of school when they were younger. It's not like you lose anything by burning through an hour of English waiting for the class to popcorn its way to the next paragraph.
Also I know (or at least hope) you read Gatsby in HS. I think the first line is relevant in this case.
>Be in 9th grade
>Bipolar as fuck teacher makes us write about a new invention
>Write about the underwater mermaids from Mother 3
>leaves message on paper
>Anon, I know where you got that from
If this movie doesn't end with "OH NO!" and "Here we go again!" I will be mad as shit
>that one activity book where you make your own flip-o-rama
I wonder if that's still at my parents' house?
the books were still hella expensive though
I had the exact same opportunities as them actually. I just couldn't perform as well in math (the thing that really matters), got depressed, and I just couldn't bring myself to go anymore.
> mother 3 is from 2006
Most people I met fell into
>Southern as fuck
>Gang wannabes but still possibly dangerous
>Dumb foreigner, not dumb because they're foreign, just dumb and foreign
There was also this big dumb fat nigger who tried to get away with smoking pot in the bathroom and a buncha other shit. Fuck school
I have a massive fear of public speaking
My problem was reading too fast, mispronouncing the words or skipping words because of it.
Or slurring words, during my never sleeping phase as a sophomore.
People always told me i looked high, I just slept every other day.
I recall being a really outgoing alpha kid in 6th grade who didn't give a fuck. Getting into trouble somehow made me popular and I had a pretty high social status and hung out with everyone.
Then middle school happened and I was separated from all my elementary school friends and I became a social outcast. Picking up anime didn't help
>Rob Letterman will direct the film
W-will it be good /v/?
Anybody know if schools in the US still do that thing every week where everybody gets a catalog filled with books and all that kickass shit?
I remember getting my first shounen jump that way.
All we had to play in was a small portion of the school soccer fields because they were doing tons of construction on a part of it
so I walked around it over and over and over.
I gave up on school from like sophmore grade and up. I stopped trying completely, not that anyone noticed cause I was a wallflower or whatever the term is. I literally fell asleep in every class I could but managed to pass them all with B's or A's. Except for math. I just did not want to waste the time and the paper writing down the formulas I'd forget in a day. The teacher was a pushover and just gave me the grade I needed to pass for the hell of it. Only about a year ago did I find out I have some chemical issue which makes me tired all the time. I used to be the smart kid, but by like, third grade I remember being bored by the material. Now my memory is complete shit
That legit sounds like you have a learning disability. It's probably too late now, but at least in modern society the most math most people really "need" is calculating a tip.
Those books were fucking rad as shit.
>that gremlin wife and husband that spoke backwards so you could go back and read the chapters where they were all 'we gonna eat you niggas'
>that STR, AGI, SPD tournament
>those giant sandworms
Passage from the most recent book that's /v/ in a nutshell.
Animorph Bro reporting in
Used to be a HUGE fan
>It's just a bunch of goofy "horror" stories, what could possibly go wrong?
>get to the story about the shadow people with wax skin
>my poor child psyche
I used to have that book. One of the stories involved men with really big teeth.
Another went a little like this
On this dark, dark street there's a scary, scary house,
It goes on but I think it might me too scary for you guys but I continue if you feel your truly brave enough
>Only read the one about rats
>Many many years later i'm reading Lovecraft
>they didn't read Sideways Stories from Wayside School
Sometimes I truely feel that I'm the only one on the planet that's read this series. Prove me wrong, /v/.
tfw sideways arithmetic was so good
This thing scared the fuck out of me when I was little.
The sequel was even spookier.
>That feel when no 3rd installment
Nope, preferred space stories like Outernet and Aliens Ate My Homework.
>that cringe-worthy part where Artemis says there's so many holes in evolution and he calls it a theory
I immediately lost interest after that. Series was shit beyond the admittedly somewhat cliche character designs and world building. Discworld is far superior in every way, especially the Witches series.
Mein negro. Our class read the sequel/prequel book as well.
I got a massive throbbing boner when they told the part about the boy who kept grabbing the pigtails of a girl in front of him and I didn't know what to do with it
>there will never be another wayside school book
And I think I remember a show. But it wasn't that great.
I don't know if these were very popular but The Edge Chronicles remains one of my favorite fantasy universes even among "adult" fantasy lit. The world felt cozy compared to other stuff, but it was great how it avoided the usual high-fantasy tolkien-knockoff tropes and built this really bizarre, rich world. The illustrations didn't hurt of course.
Are you me?
At least I got my GED and I'm heading to college this fall Trying to struggle your way back into the system after falling out is literally hell on earth
In the scary, scary house there was a creaky, creaky floor.
On the creaky, creaky floor there was spooky, spooky room
I don't know if I should move on. It gets very scary
Everyone talks about their middle school experience being awesome, but it fucked me socially in the long run. The sad part is that it took me until now (22) to realize this.
My only experience with these books was overhearing a conversation to girls were having in high school
>I've been reading Catching Fire
>Yeah and it's SO good, the text is really big and takes up the whole page so it makes me feel smart
Who the fuck even manages to build a 30 floor building by accident?
Oh shit, Sachar was based as fuck.
They were great. New ones are still being release, but I can't imagine them being good as the original four.
Eoin Colfer also wrote a YA sci-fi novel called the Supernaturalists aroun the same time which I liked better, but he didn't produce any sequels.
>TFW Chris Riddell will never ever donate his artistic talent to video games
His art style remains my absolute favorite to this day
I don't know if the manly manly men of this board ever had much experience with Nancy, but I read some Hardy Boys, which I gather is pretty similar but "for boys."
I'm still disappointed that I have never ever met someone who solved a single mystery in their adolescence.
>nearly my entire 6th~ grade english class was dedicated to this book
>our final group assignments were to make games based on the book
>my group made a giant, puzzle-piece based trivia game
Shit niggas are you me? Therapy helps, a little anyways.
Oh my fuck, me and a friend made a fucking tabletop wargame cardgame thing for Animal Farm. It was fucking amazing and I am pissed beyond shit that I don't know what happened to it. Like, we played it with some kids during movie days and indoor recesses and shit.
>I will never be that creative again
Yeah it was pretty hard. Especially since after 7th grade i moved to a new town and had to re adjust to a new school. I only had 1 real friend until 10th grade.
8th grade was the absolute worst thing to ever happen to me.
>tfw going to a new school in 8th grade because your parents heard about from some friends
Being a then-undiagnosed autist-in-training certainly didn't help much.
I wanna start over.
Comparing it to Discworld doesn't even make sense. Artemis Fowl was explicitly aimed at tweens/kids/the Harry Potter demographic.
I agree that the writing is pretty fanficcy though. Of all the stuff in this thread it's probably one of the few things I'm not too sad I left behind.
Fuck, that shit happened to me in high school. And by 11th grade I would always get in trouble for editng my own erros instead of letting that retarded skank who sat next me do it.
Seeing as this is now a nostalgia thread
In the big, big box there's a small, small box
In the small, small box there is
I am sorry to pass on this terrible, terrible tale
If you didn't read this then your childhood sucked
I have no interest whatsoever in the books because they sound kinda like babby's first dystopia, but I saw the second film (without having seen the first) and it was pretty good.
My remedial english teacher got fired for trying to make my class read this.
She was told she couldn't because it's at a fourth grade reading level, and she said "they probably couldn't read it anyway" then later tried making us read it.
That, and she said that being gay is a sin and all homos will go to hell in front of a class.
And I was in remedial english because of my states shitty system, I scored "barely passing" in the states writing test.
This was tenth grade.
ONE OF THESE GAMES
ONE OF THESE FUCKING GAMES
HAD THE GODDAMN SQUID
AND YOU'D MAKE FOOD OR SOME SHIT
AND HE'D BE LIKE
WHAT THE FUCK WAS IT
I CAN'T REMEMBER SHIT
And I meant to post a picture
Oh shit, that reminds me of a weird commercial or ad for a tv show back when I was a little kid, it was kinda drawn in that style but more poorly I guess, it had some weird korny music and all I can remember is some old lady falling out of a blue sky and a red screen.
Anyone know what I'm talking about? It's been bugging the shit out of me
these were fucked up
there was one about some bitch who killed her husband by switching his tanning lotion with cooking oil, he fries himself to death on the beach
I remember going to the official website to play the maze game based on the slug beast
>The entire screen is pitch black except for the very tiny radius of vision around your character
>That constant prompt every few minutes telling you that the slug comes all the closer every second you waste
>The final few prompts telling you that it is right behind you and slithering at you at full speed
>Game over is a fucking jump scare with the slug
My young heart couldn't handle it. Fuck that game so much.
I remember a Louis Sachar book about a kid who was/wanted to be a standup comedian but was an utter and complete social failure but still kinda made it I think. Something about old dogs.
I'm also gonna sound like a complete faggot for saying this, but Dear Mr. Henshaw and the sequel Strider really helped me through middle school to high school since I was going through pretty much the same as Leigh.
Nope. It was sitting right behind the rest.
That sounds incredibly familiar.
>word is "montresor"
That shit pissed me off. I am a tutor, and I see it with my kids all the time, no matter the age. I think it's a bad habit in the same way that wearing diapers past 2 is, except parents and teachers care too little to do anything about it.
>reading Animal Farm together as a class
>you finish it a week before everyone else
>end up reading the entire textbook
Anyone else know this feeling?
Fuck yeah. Probably the first series I read religiously. I went back and reread Midnight on the Moon and it is legitimately great. Obviously at like a first-grade reading level, but you can detect like hints of Arthur C. Clarke and other hard SF in there.
She's still going isn't she? Like, isn't there a new series now where they're like doing errands for Merlin?
Did anyone else read the Pendragon books by D.J. McHale?
>>reading Animal Farm together as a class
>>you finish it a week before everyone else
>>end up reading the entire textbook
>Anyone else know this feeling?
Fucking YES. I never had to pay attention the rest of that entire year.
Can you feel it, /v/?
>The smell of aged paper on the shelf in your Elementary classroom
>The sounds of pencils scratching against the surface of paper and