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The 2015 FINAL BOSS – Top 20 Nerdy Things of the Year!

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  • #51130

    Cap
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    IT’S HERE! Our year-end list and corresponding episode where we count down the nerdiest happenings!
    Read the list here: https://nerdyshow.com/2015/12/top-20-nerdy-things-of-2015/
    The superlatives too: https://nerdyshow.com/2015/12/top-nerdy-things-2015-superlatives/
    Listen to the episode where we further explain how and why: https://nerdyshow.com/2015/12/nerdy-show-2015-final-boss-top-20-nerdy-things-of-the-year

    What’s your two cents? Did we miss anything?

    #51134

    Max
    Participant

    I never understood the point of Bartkira. What is the thematical connection between those two IPs? They’ve certainly put a lot of work into it, but why?

    #51135

    Kutsu Shita
    Participant

    Always a treat to listen to the top 20 nerdy things of the year.
    Great to see The Talos Principle get a high placing, brain teasing puzzles and on top of that a deep and unique experience to get you thinking about a lot more than JUST solving puzzles.

    "Wait, he says. Do I look like a waiter?"

    #51136

    Max
    Participant

    I kind of feel like State of the Empire is nerdier than actual Star Wars for some reason.

    #51138

    Cap
    Keymaster

    I kind of feel like State of the Empire is nerdier than actual Star Wars for some reason.

    @maxacree You might be onto something there…

    As for Bartkira, there’s no precise connection, moreso that the character archetypes of Springfield have a surreal and amusing fit for NeoTokyo. It just feels good for some reason.

    #51139

    Kutsu Shita
    Participant

    Hah, shouldn’t State of the Empire be more nerdy by definition? Star Wars may be nerdy, but it is still meant to appeal to a broad audience. SoTE is too in depth and specialized for anyone but (hardcore?) fans of Star Wars (/Willow) and nerdery.

    "Wait, he says. Do I look like a waiter?"

    #51140

    Max
    Participant

    @cap, I’m pretty picky about my mashups having a through line that makes sense. I respect the weirdness of it, and certainly the dedication to see it through. It seems like one of those ideas that if you’re already in the bag for it, you can find ways to justify it. I think you’re right though, it works best at the character to character comparison level more than the overall IP level. Bart, as a skateboarding slacker, is certainly the american version of the bosozoku/yanki high school kid we are presented with in Kaneda. It is certainly bizarre as a visual experience.

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