It actually wasn't a rhetorical question. I seriously don't understand how Ash and Rissa saying "newb" (or "n00b," or "newbie," or whatever) is, in any way, "hilarious."Originally Posted by V Faction
Then again, I don't find a good 90% of "Internet humor" funny, so that could be the answer to my question right there.
So it's basically "haha, he said a word that we like to say LOL" thing?Originally Posted by PDL
Besides that...Rissa and Ash used the word "poorly?" How should they have used it, then?
Maybe that's not it entirely. I think what PDL is saying is that it comes off as completely unexpected, and that surprise is the funny part. It's not full-on belly-aching humor, just a small off-the-wall reaction.So it's basically "haha, he said a word that we like to say LOL" thing?
The connotations the word once held to describe a novice with a lack of understanding for his/her field of contact aren't really all that funny.
Probably refering to the whole stigma of using slang in an ill-conceived manner (mostly by folks using it as a means to fit in), which really isn't present here. The words themselves are from a time before even the Internet, so familiarity with them or not isn't really cause for quibbling.Besides that...Rissa and Ash used the word "poorly?" How should they have used it, then?
So there's the lesson for today: the gag is not funny simply because it's Internet humor but because of the upbruptness of it; it's not going to appeal to everyone; the word holds little sway in the first place in the context of the anime; and next time it gets used, it would be best to just ignore it and move on.
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Nope. It wasn't funny to me and didn't stick out to me in any way, yet so many other people thought it was awesome enough to bring it up in this thread post after post after post. I didn't understand why. So, I asked.Originally Posted by V Faction
"Could you explain the joke to me?" is not a rhetorical question.
But, you and PDL have tried to explain it, so thank you. I still don't really get it, but whatever. I'm not going to lose any sleep over it or anything.
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This episode was kinda drab at first, but it picked up.
Ash: I can tell which Pikachu is mine. I'm not like Dawn.
Dawn: What's that supposed to mean!?
Ash: Hm, there's the real Pikachu!
Ash: Oh, well that's the real Pikachu!
Ash couldn't admit that he didn't know the two Pikachu from each other.
I also liked the part where Ash asked Rissa for a battle, and Rissa was like, "I'll knock your block off!"
xD I'm surprised that made it into the anime.
Overall, this episode was okay, even though the beginning was kinda boring.
Demons run when a good man goes to war.
Night will fall and drown the sun
When a good man goes to war.
Friendship dies and true love lies.
Night will fall and the dark will rise
When a good man goes to war.
Demons run, but count the loss.
The battle's won, but the child is lost.
I liked how TPCi replaced the Yankee/Mankey joke with that Rumbler gag. It was well scripted.