Posts tagged ‘memes’

February 4, 2013

Neolisms: Simple Truths.

A neolism is a new truth. From “Neo” (new) and “-ism” (word ending that indicates action, manner, condition, beliefs or prejudice). Not the same as neologism – but similar in origin.

All neolisms are by yours truly – feel free to use as you see fit, just get the damned name to thank right. Who knows, something I made might become a meme. (Ha! That would be interesting.)

  • Antivirus

Use and be damned; don’t use, and be thrice damned – by the virus you can’t stop, by the virus you can stop, and by the antivirus company for not using their product.

  • When something goes bump in the night

The dead do not speak – and the living know better than to eavesdrop.

  • Truth

When things are in black and white – you are not thinking hard enough.

  • Defeat

Losing sucks – unless it blows.

  • Infinity

Infinity is a lot – until you learn algebra.

  • Baseball humour

The best humor comes from left field. Right field tends to be sleeping till the lefties are at bat.

  • Society

Society is like a boat: Great view above, stuff to keep it moving and working below and bilge at the bottom.

  • Work

Work does not end; but if you don’t work, you will.

  • Nature vs Nurture

Nature forms; Nurture shapes; Adversity forges.

  • Trust

Never trust promises from a forgetful woman – You never know when they might forget.

  • Relationships

Distance… is but a thought away.

  • Racing

If you are behind the last runner – you are either in the wrong race, or you’re trying too hard to win.

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March 2, 2010

What’s Up People – Many Parodies

For those who don’t recognize the header, it’s the title of Maximum Hormone’s most famous single, What’s Up People. Used as the second opening for the hit anime Death Note, it’s unique for its apologetically hardcore punk sound, rare in a market overflowing with cutesy rabbit-girl-idols and bubblegum pop. The opening itself is inspired, featuring a psychedelic collage of characters, yet using dystopian film noir shadowing techniques to give that dark gritty feel. No one is innocent, with everyone portrayed in shades of gray.


Original Death Note opening video

The madness began with an innocuous trailer for an AMV contest in 2007, featuring a certain famous yellow animal…


2007 AnimeNext AMV Promo clip

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June 11, 2008

Good (Bad) Translations

Today’s net find is on translations so horrible, it’s good.

Taken from TV Tropes:
Whether it be due to Executive Meddling, bad translators, or just being a rush job, there are bad translations at times. Either the wording is funky, the grammar is off, or they just flubbed the line.

However, it proves so popular with the fans (either due to being unintentionally hilarious or Memetic Mutation) that not only do they not go back to correct it partway through the run, but reprints and sequels will keep the mistranslation in because the fans want it.

One of the most famous, if not the most famous would be “All Your Base are Belong to Us”. It even got its own song and music video.

Other examples include

  • Final Fantasy
  • Super Metroid (the Varia Suit was originally meant to be [i]Barrier[/i] Suit)
  • Fighting games (Super Annihilation Punch and VICTOLY! come to mind)

And then there’s Phoenix Drive,  a H-doujin based on Pheonix Wright. This vid is barely hints at the rofl-tastic words spouted within…

WARNING: This is NSFW. If you don’t know that that is, it means Not Safe For Work. Click on this link to get a screenshot “walkthrough” of the game.

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