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Lark84
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posted 12-14-2004 12:33 PM      Profile for Lark84     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Post tips about anything (book, movie, anime, comic, cartoon, song etc.) involving a story about a loser boy getting the girl he's longed for, or perhaps not getting the girl, but still being a good story about a loser boy loving a girl. Preferably in a sci-fi or modern setting (ie, no 19th century crap). I don't do fantasy much, but if you have anything good, bring it on.

Things along the lines of what I'm thinking of:

- the Bobby Newmark character in Count Zero
- Gundam Seed (which kind of not really fits in here, but it was a teen soap opera in space with giant robots, what more do you need)
- Final Fantasy VII (whose protagonist is more outsider than loser)
- Zone of the Enders (which was almost not at all about this)
- Smallville
- The O.C.
- Cryptonomicon (which had a lot of other cool shit going on)
- Love Hina

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Rysto
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posted 12-14-2004 08:05 PM      Profile for Rysto   Email Rysto   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Sluggy Freelance. You have to read the 8 years of back story to understand anything that's going on, though.

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So "a" can be any value?
-a guy in my Calculus class, on the nature of variables

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MewtwoSama
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posted 12-14-2004 09:30 PM      Profile for MewtwoSama   Author's Homepage   Email MewtwoSama   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
its the shit list in flash form

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Hade ni ikuze!

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DoomMullet
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posted 12-14-2004 09:30 PM      Profile for DoomMullet     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I've been reading Sluggy for 3 years and mod the boards, and I honestly don't like the direction it's taken lately.

SAY ANYTHING

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What kind of a fuckass fuck of a bumfuck shithole town is this?

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Boodabonzi
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posted 12-14-2004 10:15 PM      Profile for Boodabonzi   Email Boodabonzi   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Got bored of Sluggy when I caught up. Went to shit after that fucking robot showed up. Glad I forgot it existed. Lured Mullet to Uber then here then to another board. I am an e-pimp.

For serious, these drunk posts are the soberest drunk posts ever.

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OK, I know I'm probably not the nicest Pokemon Trainer when it comes to giving advice, and if I get flamed on this, it is probably well deserved. So here goes...

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kikered
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Ichigo 100%

Parallel

[ 12-15-2004, 12:10 AM: Message edited by: kikered ]

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StealthNinjaScyther
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posted 12-15-2004 01:26 AM      Profile for StealthNinjaScyther   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Donnie Darko kinda fits. Cept the girl latches onto him pretty quick, but he was a loser...

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sunburnt_aphid
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...hanging on my lover's breast...

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I like Jessie from Team Rocket <3

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Mr. K
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FLCL
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Crimzonite
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Anything that's not anime.
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Anthrax
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college roomies from hell
www.faans.com kinda

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She told The Associated Press she first realized her son was mentally ill in 1996 when he killed her oldest child, a 25-year-old woman who suffered from cerebral palsy, by beating her with a dumbbell.

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sunburnt_aphid
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...tsaerb s'revol ym no gingnah...

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I like Jessie from Team Rocket <3

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Mr. K
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
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Lark84
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posted 12-16-2004 05:24 PM      Profile for Lark84     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hmm, maybe I should have written "Please tell me about anything with a story about a depressed computer geek who lusts for the hot girl he sees every day but can't get, until they somehow end up meeting each other in not only unlikely but downright impossible situations, and they finally kiss". It would be cool if she turned out to be a computer geek, too. Kind of like Love Hina, only with a computer geek.

Cuz that's really what I'm looking for, shit I can identify with. Not that I'm depressed, or see this hot girl every day I can't get, or even a computer wiz. But I like to pretend.

Parallel seems good though, and Sluggy Freelancer seems to not primarily be about a loser trying to get a girl, though I must admit that 8 years of backstory doesn't really motivate anyone to get into the story at this point. I'll try to check out FLCL and the other movies.

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Rudoku
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quote:
Originally posted by Lark84:
- Final Fantasy VII (whose protagonist is more outsider than loser)

Not really. Remember his whole story. He's a grade-A loser.

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Oro?

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DoomMullet
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quote:
Originally posted by Lark84:
Parallel seems good though, and Sluggy Freelancer seems to not primarily be about a loser trying to get a girl, though I must admit that 8 years of backstory doesn't really motivate anyone to get into the story at this point.

Don't bother reading anything past 2001, with the exception of Fire & Rain.

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What kind of a fuckass fuck of a bumfuck shithole town is this?

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Wintermute
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This is the atomic bomb of what you are talking about.

[ 02-11-2007, 05:07 PM: Message edited by: Wintermute ]

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Porygone
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Final Fantasy VII isn't about an outsider loser. It's a tale of homosexuality and acceptance of it.

Think about it. Cloud Strife, with the help of another man, realizes that he has been living a lie.

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YOU'RE WINNER!

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Anxious Clock
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That is quite honestly the only explanation of FF7 I've heard that makes sense.

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Mr. K: omg nintendolover that shiz iz nawt k00l i m gonna bann j00 fuxx0rz!!!11!! - Mr. K to Nintendolover

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DoomMullet
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if Cait Sith gets crushed in the temple but another shows up right away why can't they just create a whole army of Cait Sith's to defeat the weapons and Sephiroth I mean wtf seriously

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What kind of a fuckass fuck of a bumfuck shithole town is this?

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Mr. K
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posted 12-17-2004 07:57 PM      Profile for Mr. K   Author's Homepage   Email Mr. K   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Wintermute reminds me to recommend Snow Crash.

Does he actually get a babe? I don't remember. But YT pays some attention to him, which is like sex for a geek.

He is yellow but he does not have a bone fungus.

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Lark84
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I've already read Snow Crash, and it would qualify for this list. I won't spoil it (about the girl) though, if anyone should decide to read it after reading this...

Ronin is cool, thanks for suggesting it to me.

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