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(io9) Video So, if you've ever fantasized about Harry Potter being an '80s cyberpunk anime, you've just hit the jackpot   (io9.com ) divider line
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2014-04-24 12:53:14 PM  
How about a link straight to the Youtube video so that we can all bypass the lame ass io9 click which adds nothing to the watching of this cool and funny video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWu_iRuBjKs
 
2014-04-24 02:27:55 PM  
master has given Dobby a clean link! Dobby is FREEEEEEEE!
 
2014-04-24 02:36:49 PM  
When they referenced a star wars anime I was kinda hoping they were talking about the guy who made this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tBM2ZfncoU

But all we get is a poor attempt at an akira joke.
 
2014-04-24 02:39:54 PM  
Wow! Hey! Look! It's that popular thing I recognize! And they combined it with another popular thing I recognize! That's awesome. I have to tell everyone about this.

/Yes, every time.
//If you don't recognize that this geek trend of mashing up two popular things is tired by now, there's no hope for you.
 
2014-04-24 02:47:46 PM  
meh
 
2014-04-24 03:30:22 PM  

Nix Nightbird: Wow! Hey! Look! It's that popular thing I recognize! And they combined it with another popular thing I recognize! That's awesome. I have to tell everyone about this.

/Yes, every time.
//If you don't recognize that this geek trend of mashing up two popular things is tired by now, there's no hope for you.


Nerd humor relies solely on addition: the more things something is, the funnier/more creative it is.
Subtlety and originality are optional.
 
2014-04-24 03:36:11 PM  

Aves: When they referenced a star wars anime I was kinda hoping they were talking about the guy who made this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tBM2ZfncoU

But all we get is a poor attempt at an akira joke.


I always thought that the stormtroopers were the continuation of the clone army, and so were also clones themselves. Seeing the different people inside the uniform was cool, but goes against my understanding of the story.
 
2014-04-24 03:44:56 PM  

lostcat: Aves: When they referenced a star wars anime I was kinda hoping they were talking about the guy who made this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tBM2ZfncoU

But all we get is a poor attempt at an akira joke.

I always thought that the stormtroopers were the continuation of the clone army, and so were also clones themselves. Seeing the different people inside the uniform was cool, but goes against my understanding of the story.


I believe in one of the novels the Empire discovered the problems with an army of clones all cloned from a single source when someone just made a biological weapon that could only attack that specific DNA and ended up wiping out nearly the entire clone army.

The Empire still uses clones for storm troopers but now the clones come from a variety of sources. Basically they recruit new soldiers and one of the conditions of enlistment is the Empire now owns your DNA and can clone you as much as they wish. This keeps anyone from designing a biological weapon that can completely wipe out the Imperial army is a fell swoop but lets them rapidly replace their numbers as needed by fast growing clones.
 
2014-04-24 04:09:38 PM  

AspectRatio: Nix Nightbird: Wow! Hey! Look! It's that popular thing I recognize! And they combined it with another popular thing I recognize! That's awesome. I have to tell everyone about this.

/Yes, every time.
//If you don't recognize that this geek trend of mashing up two popular things is tired by now, there's no hope for you.

Nerd humor relies solely on addition: the more things something is, the funnier/more creative it is.
Subtlety and originality are optional.


Oh, so like 19th century literature, what will all the biblical allusions to obscure lines
 
2014-04-24 04:21:16 PM  

Ghastly: lostcat: Aves: When they referenced a star wars anime I was kinda hoping they were talking about the guy who made this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tBM2ZfncoU

But all we get is a poor attempt at an akira joke.

I always thought that the stormtroopers were the continuation of the clone army, and so were also clones themselves. Seeing the different people inside the uniform was cool, but goes against my understanding of the story.

I believe in one of the novels the Empire discovered the problems with an army of clones all cloned from a single source when someone just made a biological weapon that could only attack that specific DNA and ended up wiping out nearly the entire clone army.

The Empire still uses clones for storm troopers but now the clones come from a variety of sources. Basically they recruit new soldiers and one of the conditions of enlistment is the Empire now owns your DNA and can clone you as much as they wish. This keeps anyone from designing a biological weapon that can completely wipe out the Imperial army is a fell swoop but lets them rapidly replace their numbers as needed by fast growing clones.


I see. I've never read any of the novels (except a couple of old Han Solo adventures from the 80s). I'm only aware of the information in the movies.
 
2014-04-24 04:22:40 PM  
I would be ok with Radcliff playing Case in a movie version of Neuromamcer
 
2014-04-24 04:35:26 PM  
With Emma Watson playing MollyAnd Evanna Lynch playing Lady 3Jane...
 
2014-04-24 04:41:43 PM  

Aves: When they referenced a star wars anime I was kinda hoping they were talking about the guy who made this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tBM2ZfncoU

But all we get is a poor attempt at an akira joke.


I always feel bad that a re-post of otaking's video is the one that got all the views. Although it was originally posted as a private video and linked to a thread in /m/ for feedback. Some of the more recent ones he's shown off are pretty good, but I don't have the links and they're also set to private.
 
2014-04-24 04:52:22 PM  
The thing about this headline that makes me want to shoot myself in the face is that it undoubtedly describes a nonzero number of people.
 
2014-04-24 05:24:33 PM  
FTH: So, if you've ever fantasized about Harry Potter being an '80s cyberpunk anime having your fond memories of Akira tarnished, you've just hit the jackpot

I get the comparison to a genre but leave Akira alone.  Urotsukidoji would have been a much more hilarious comparison.

/leavebritneyalone.jpeg
 
2014-04-24 05:31:07 PM  

Nix Nightbird: Wow! Hey! Look! It's that popular thing I recognize! And they combined it with another popular thing I recognize! That's awesome. I have to tell everyone about this.

/Yes, every time.
//If you don't recognize that this geek trend of mashing up two popular things is tired by now, there's no hope for you.


I'm sending a sharknado your way. Enjoy your turducken while you can.
 
2014-04-24 06:15:57 PM  
I have NEVER fantasized about anything Harry Potter, Emma Watson however is something Completely Different.
 
2014-04-24 06:19:52 PM  

Fano: AspectRatio: Nix Nightbird: Wow! Hey! Look! It's that popular thing I recognize! And they combined it with another popular thing I recognize! That's awesome. I have to tell everyone about this.

/Yes, every time.
//If you don't recognize that this geek trend of mashing up two popular things is tired by now, there's no hope for you.

Nerd humor relies solely on addition: the more things something is, the funnier/more creative it is.
Subtlety and originality are optional.

Oh, so like 19th century literature, what will all the biblical allusions to obscure lines


So let me make sure I understand what you're saying:
"Cyberpunk Harry Potter" is right up there with Moby Dick and Huckleberry Finn.
Is that what you're saying?
 
2014-04-24 06:37:49 PM  

AspectRatio: Fano: AspectRatio: Nix Nightbird: Wow! Hey! Look! It's that popular thing I recognize! And they combined it with another popular thing I recognize! That's awesome. I have to tell everyone about this.

/Yes, every time.
//If you don't recognize that this geek trend of mashing up two popular things is tired by now, there's no hope for you.

Nerd humor relies solely on addition: the more things something is, the funnier/more creative it is.
Subtlety and originality are optional.

Oh, so like 19th century literature, what will all the biblical allusions to obscure lines

So let me make sure I understand what you're saying:
"Cyberpunk Harry Potter" is right up there with Moby Dick and Huckleberry Finn.
Is that what you're saying?


More like Thomas Hardy, but I was having bad flashbacks to AP English in high school, dissecting lit and being "impressed" with obscure references to biblical passages... but since you mention Melville... Billy Budd? Dying arms outstretched like Christ as he dies saying "Bless Cap'n Vere?"
 
2014-04-24 11:41:56 PM  

lostcat: Ghastly: lostcat: Aves: When they referenced a star wars anime I was kinda hoping they were talking about the guy who made this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tBM2ZfncoU

But all we get is a poor attempt at an akira joke.

I always thought that the stormtroopers were the continuation of the clone army, and so were also clones themselves. Seeing the different people inside the uniform was cool, but goes against my understanding of the story.

I believe in one of the novels the Empire discovered the problems with an army of clones all cloned from a single source when someone just made a biological weapon that could only attack that specific DNA and ended up wiping out nearly the entire clone army.

The Empire still uses clones for storm troopers but now the clones come from a variety of sources. Basically they recruit new soldiers and one of the conditions of enlistment is the Empire now owns your DNA and can clone you as much as they wish. This keeps anyone from designing a biological weapon that can completely wipe out the Imperial army is a fell swoop but lets them rapidly replace their numbers as needed by fast growing clones.

I see. I've never read any of the novels (except a couple of old Han Solo adventures from the 80s). I'm only aware of the information in the movies.


The only novel I ever read was Splinter of the Mind's Eye. Alcoholic aliens with long prehensile tongues performing sex acts for booze and Luke sleeping with Leah. Granted it was written before Luke and Leah being cousins was established canon as well as her and Han having any romantic interest.
 
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