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Please come down from your crystal fortress, Strong Bad (5/5) 31%  31%  [ 38 ]
Unchain your trembling hopes and dreams, oh Strong Bad 26%  26%  [ 32 ]
I'm not coming down from no place (3/5) 19%  19%  [ 23 ]
You don't get French fries (2/5) 14%  14%  [ 17 ]
Ohh, vomit-inducing! My favorite! (1/5) 9%  9%  [ 11 ]
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 Post subject: Crystal Fortress
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:43 am 
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http://www.homestarrunner.com/crystal.html
http://www.hrwiki.org/wiki/Crystal_Fortress

yay a new They Might be Giants/Homestar song!

I loved Strong bad's commentary the most.


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 Post subject: Crystal Fortress
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:47 am 
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What did you guys think? I'm gonna add my opinion later.


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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
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A music video that was pretty much unlistenable, and not funny. Also, missing that trademark "Powered by the Cheat" feel. Nope, this one was a dud.


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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
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It was kinda good. Could've been better but it's not all that bad. The style seems like it is hit-or-miss though for most viewers, since it's pretty unstandard for HSR from what I've seen.

It shouldn't have been PBTC though. It just doesn't work.

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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
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Not the best timing for a song about french fries...

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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
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That was awesome!


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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:54 pm 
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I feel the song might have been much better without the guitar break in the middle. The video itself didn't really have an effect on me.

3/5

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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
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WOW. Freakin' terrible. I was up at 6 AM for THIS?!?! I was hoping SB'd answer my email this week. Aw... now i have to wait at least 7 more days for sbemail205 to come out. before anyone tells me to stop complaining that it isn't an email, that's not the main reason. it's cuz i REALLY hate Powered by the cheat, aside from "Drown in the Trudgemank"

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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
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I had to raise my 'The Animated Adventures of Puppet Homestar' rating from 2 to 3 in order to give it a 1!!!!!!!

Worst toon ever!


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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
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Wow, most people

Uh

Most people sure do have an opinion!

Anyway, I usually don't like Strong Bad, but, maybe it's because of the contrast between him and most of the song; maybe it's because of the Haddi-Man references...

Eh, it's probably because of the Strong Bad in the style of those kids' heads. I give it a 3. I wanted a new Hremail. I wanted a new Hremail. Hmm...

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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
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WTPF!? So.. freakin'.... weird. Unicorns? Heavy Metal French Fry break? Davey? This makes Trudgemank seem normal. Strong Bad's "commentary" was the only thing that saved this. 2.5/5

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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
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Why doesn't anybody like this? I was ROTF all over the place when I saw this.

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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
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Crazy middle section and TMBG coming back for an encore: Good!

The fact that it felt too much like a filler: Not so good!

3.5/5

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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
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Haha. This toon was all over the place. It was so random and messed up that it reminded me of a well-put-together-spam entry on Newgrounds. (seriously, they do stuff like that all the time, reuse old images, replace the heads or body parts with other random images, crazy, random, etc.) Only difference is that this was clean rather than profane.

I dug this way more than last weeks "toon", anyways. I can see why someone wouldn't like this cartoon since the "Flash Artist" humor used is rather obscure, but it's great if you know what it's about.

Strong Bad's commentary was great, also. Friends and a cool story.

4/5.


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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
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I just hope all the confused people understand TMBG's relationship with the site, and where the song came from. We had enough trouble explaining the awesome but apparently "gay" email thunder intro. Roll my eyes.

Anyways, like many others, I was a bit weirded out. But then I actually tried that "watching it a second time" thing you guys are always talking about, and it worked! I found it much more enjoyable. I give it a solid 4/5.


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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:53 pm 
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I've been waiting soo long for this one to come!


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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
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Not great, but I didn't think it was all that bad. I liked the return of the concept of "whaddya know, haddi man?", and the metal thing was pretty cool. The only thing was the fact that it was about french fries. That lost me completely. I just don't see why it's funny to sing about foodstuffs. And unicorns? Wierd, but not as good as it could have been.

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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
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That was incredibly stupid. It would've been funny if Strong Bad hadn't attacked the folk singer with violent metal music.


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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
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I rather liked it, I don't typically enjoy Powered By The Cheat videos, but this one was funny. It was so random though, that I was surprised that :homsar: wasn't in it. We haven't really seen much of him lately...



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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
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Well this song got stuck in my head faster than usual. Except I keep on forgetting about the "squeedley guitar" parts

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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
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It isn't exactly PbtC, and the sound quality could have been better, but apart from that I like it.
In particular, I found the return of the "Now you can count to 3" guy pretty cool.

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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
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Really found this one funny for some reason.. mainly Strong Bad's reactions. The Guitarist REALLY had it coming.

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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
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Why are PbTC toons always music videos now? The classic Mike-voiced ones were 5s in my book - alas, this is only a 4.

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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
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Meh. I hate having to wait two weeks and not have something worthy of a 5.

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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
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I thought it was great. The song was neat, the animation was weird, and I loved that they reused all the stuff from 'For Kids'. That was one of my favorite emails of all time. I laughed through most of this one.

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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
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What the crap was that? I think the Nostalgia Critic would describe this as a "Big Lipped Alligator Moment"

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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
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I really liked it. 5, most people seem to be going for 3, but for me it was great. But I also wonder why PBTC are always music videos now.


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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
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Not bad, not bad at all. Requesting this for GH & RB right now.

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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
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Really really weird, guys. I don't think it was supposed to be funny, but I liked it a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: Crystal Fortress
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They just keep ramping up the "What the heck did I just watch" factor.

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