Saturday, November 3, 2012

TMNT Comics, Now With 60% Recycled Material

Wow, November already? I’ll be right back.
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Phew, I‘m okay now. Hm, IG has a new video up. An actual video, not another damn Skylanders unboxing where he gushes over how awesome they are. It’s a new I Rate the 80s, this time covering TMNT Comics. Wait, didn’t he already do this?
Back in 2008, he did a short video about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, a series published by Archie Comics. It was immensely boring, and according to YouTube user “morbidchid” was full of inaccurate information (see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KekCA0DwLCU)

Of course, it could be one of the other TMNT comics from that time period. I shall see.

0:06 - 0:52: We get our intro with the cluttered desk, then IG holds out a trade paperback of the Mirage Comics TMNT. Okay, so he’ll be looking at the original. I sense much suckage emanating from this.
We cut to the not-80s stock footage, then we see… ooooh not again. Bores dressed as TMNT creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. You’re not America’s Most Wanted, you don’t have to reenact “history”.
He explains how they were doing humorous drawings and eventually lead into the TMNT, knowing they were onto something great. Not exactly, they published the first TMNT comic as a PARODY of different comic books of the time. Specifically, Frank Miller’s Ronin and run on Daredevil, Dave Sims’ Cerebus and the New Mutants. They didn’t exactly have any “big plans”.

He goes over how the initial printing had only 3,000 copies, then it cuts to him in a green-screen warehouse going over how the printing numbers got bigger and bigger. As he mentions each number, he picks up a bigger box. On the 50,000 box, the Hamburgler appears out of nowhere and steals it.
*sighs* Chris, do you know why you’re not getting job offers, why you’re not getting people coming to you to distribute your stupid ghost hunting movie? Because you claim this is a “documentary” and then they see stupid shit like the Hamburgler out of nowhere. They won’t take you seriously.
Also, why the Hamburgler? The Turtles didn’t eat McDonalds, they ate pizza. Your reference fails!

0:53 - 1:07: IG says the TMNT were a hit, then we get a sketch of Kid Bores walking up to a news stand (also run by Bores in a hat and fake mustache) asking where the Turtles comics are. The mustached Bores tells him they’re sold out but they have Jughead, only for Kid Bores to leave. Why does Kid Bores suddenly have a New York accent? By the way, kids were not the target audience for the original TMNT comics. They were ultra-violent and not really suitable for youngsters. It only became kid-friendly when Playmates approached Eastman & Laird about a toy deal.

1:08 - 1:26: He mentions they’re in black and white, the Turtles fighting evil, and then brings up Issue #5 and that it “gets weird” with the Turtles going into space. Then… a bizarre sketch with a ship (I presume taken from the comic) flying past… what the fuck are those things? Could an 80s expert tell me what those are? I can’t exactly go by looks to find them on search engines. Seriously, what is this joke/reference?

1:27 - 2:10: “Despite these setbacks…” What setbacks? They did something you found weird? This is a series about anthropomorphic Turtles that study ninjitsu under an anthropomorphic rat, it’s already weird as hell.
IG moves to the comic becoming a franchise (while making a lame turtle soup segue) and we get more Kid Bores (oh joy)… wetting himself over the toyline, cartoon, and video game. Charming.

He mentions how the Turtles bandana changed from all red to different colored ones for kids to tell each other apart, bringing up the NES cover using an image from the comic with their all red bandanas. Then we cut to Kid Bores complaining about it (psst, I don’t think most kids cared) then… complaining about the water level. I’m sorry, I think we’re in the wrong show now.
Oh and the footage shows Bores not even trying to avoid the electrical seaweed, just like last time. You’re supposed to stay in the center! After he dies, Kid Bores throws the controller and makes a face, and then Referee Mario from Punch-Out appears and says TKO. WHY IS THIS SUDDENLY ONE OF HIS VIDEO GAME REVIEWS? It feels just as nonsensical and baffling.

2:11 - 2:53: IG moves onto the Archie Comics TMNT Adventures. Which he already talked about back in 2008. Also, aren’t you forgetting Mirage Studios Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? An anthology book that served as a companion piece, telling smaller stories with other characters?
He starts talking about Adventures and… okay now this feels like he’s just recycling his original video. I swear he’s saying the exact same things. Considering Bores has clamed he’s forgotten games he’s reviewed in the past, I wouldn’t be surprised if he forgot about his first video.
“Who could forget the iconic issue 11?” Oh, was that the one where Shredder stabs April through the stomach and she crawled over to the Turtles lair where she dies in Leo’s arms? … I’m probably thinking of the wrong comic.
No it’s the cover they used for promotional ads. That’s… a really weird detail to know and care about. Also, I wouldn’t come close to considering that iconic. Amazing Fantasy #15 it is not.

2:54 - 3:38 He repeats more stuff he mentioned in his first video, and says it was great to be a Turtles fan in 1989, then shows footage from the second movie and says being a Turtles fan in the 90s was not as great. Strange you say that since the first TMNT movie came out in 1990, and the best Turtles game ever made (Turtles in Time) came out in 1991.
No, this segue was an excuse to show some of Vanilla Ice’s Ninja Rap so he can facepalm to it. Come on, it’s awesomely cheesy. Norselaw’s Viking Rap though, good lord that’s terrible (look it up).

IG says that by issue #25, the series went downhill as Shedder was missing (oh big whoop, how dare they use other villains), the stories were shorter, and Raphael had a love interest in an anthropomorphic fox (Ninjara is her name according to the TMNT Wiki) then IG wonders about the two of them doing it and says “eww”. I’ve been around the internet enough to guess that pictures of that exist.

3:39 - 4:16: IG claims that afterwards, the TMNT comics would never be the same, pushing a small pile of them off his table. Do I detect rose-tinted goggles? Also, the Mirage Comics continuity was still going. During the late 90s it was published by Image Comics, and went back to Mirage until the rights were sold to Viacom. Unless this was a 90s-style dork age, then I’m still calling “nostalgia fitler” on that comment.
He brings up the all new IDW Publishing series and starts gushing about it. I’m bored, can we end this?

IG moves onto the rating. I bet I know where this is head…
He brings up he wasn’t a fan of the Mirage Studios comics because it got too weird so he gives it Nostalgia Medicore. … Okay I didn’t expect that. Still, he has no god damn clue what he’s talking about. I get the feeling he didn’t get past the Triceraton and Fugitoid story arc because all mentions of the original Mirage series stop after that. Too bad since there’s some really good stories that follow. Basically, you’re a lazy idiot Bores.
However, he gives Adventures a Nostalgia Overload. Yeah, I gathered from the video you already made about it. You’re not a TV show, you can’t apply the fleeting demographic rule to your videos!

The videos ends with… oh for fuck’s sakes. Jughead appears and asks about his comic, IG calls it garbage, Jughead gets mad and calls Moose to beat him up. Wait, are we finally going to see IG get his ass kicked? Of course not, we just get IG saying “How do I get myself into these situations?” Because you write your show like a rejected Family Guy episode. I actually expected the “wa-wa-wa” horns to go off after he said that line.

Yeah, this was terrible. Barely talking about the original comics, recycling material from his first TMNT comics video, more annoying Kid Bores, and references that make little sense. Along with some of the usual research failure (seriously, TMNT being a parody of other comics is a fairly basic fact among fans, something that any self-respecting Turtle fan would bring up).
The question is, is this just as poorly-researched as Phelous’ Turtles Forever review? You make the call.

114 comments:

  1. Yeah, I can't say I was a fan of Phelous' review of that movie either, since I found Turtles Forever to be pretty good and most of it was spent whining about how 4Kids ruined the 1987 Turtles. He also somehow glossed over two key scenes involving the Mirage Turtles. The first is the one where Mirage Raphael addresses the 1987 Turtles as "sellouts" (making light of how fans of the Mirage comic were displeased when the 1987 show and the action figures got popular; thereby making that the public perception of the characters for, well, ever). The second is the very end, where the 1987 and 2003 Turtles return home, and the camera pulls out to reveal Eastman and Laird putting the final touches on the first issue of the Mirage comic, hoping it will sell. I mean, Doug Walker may not have said anything about the Mirage comic during his tenure as The Nostalgia Critic, but Walker himself did read it; and talk about it in his review of Turtles Forever as himself; but I digress. This video sounded really bad just reading what you had to say, Dan. However, I may check it out; since I have kind of this strange hobby of watching bad things on purpose. I personally would rather read the reprints of the Mirage comics than the Archie one. I'm not the biggest TMNT fan, but I'm big enough of one that I hated The Irate Gamer after seeing his scathing review of the NES version of the TMNT arcade game. I've seen most of both the 1987 and 2003 shows, all four movies, that weird TMNT anime from 1996, and I just started the 2012 show. I like it for its distinct take on the Turtles origin story, the colorful design of New York, and the slick animation on the action scenes. I also got a 2012 Raphael figure, the next one I'm after is the Foot soldier, the rest of the Turtles, and Shredder.
    Sorry if my comment is so long; but I just wanted to get this off my chest. Going to go see Wreck-It Ralph this weekend, I hope Boring Man stays away from that movie. If he considers the Archie Comic better than the Mirage one, then I think his habit of criticizing good video games and movies would combine to Armond White levels.

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    1. Even the best of them have reviews that don't seem particularly well-researched. Nostalgia Critic has on at least two occasions erroneously stated that films he was reviewing had tanked at the box office (Waterworld and Batman and Robin, both of which made substantial profits worldwide although they failed to recoup their budgets in North America alone), and he also didn't know the original source material for Quest for Camelot, which would have given some small amount of context to the enchanted forest, not that the film was any better for knowing this. AVGN still doesn't seem to know that the music playing in the background of Back To The Future is The Power of Love, although I've seen very few people notice this - in fact I think BatDan was the first. I never saw Phelous's review but in all honesty I've never been a huge fan of his anyway, I find his voice almost as annoying as Film Brain's. I'm sure he's a decent reviewer (his crossovers with NC for the Child's Play series were pretty good), but just not for me.

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  2. Hmm. You'd think he mention the 2012 TMNT series airing on Nickelodeon. I know he's reviewing the comic, but still.

    Yeah, I also had issues with Phelous' Turtles Forever review, mainly that he didn't seem to know much about the 2003 series.

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    1. Yeah, he cared a little too little about the 2003 turtles and too much about the 1987 turtles.

      And what kind of 80's review was this? Has he now resort to making Frankenstein videos out of old material Oo ?

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  3. The first thing he flies past in space is Quisp, a cereal mascot of the 60s and 70s. This is not an insane non sequitur as Quisp was revived in the 80s and the mascot is a space creature.

    After him come the Freakies, lesser-known mascots for a shorter-lived 70s cereal. This cereal also had an 80s revival, but the characters have never gone to space that I am aware of. They were more like a tree-dwelling hippie society.

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    1. Ah, thank you.
      Jeez, that's obscure. Knowing how young his audience, they'll probably find it funny because "hur hur random".

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    2. Also, trust Chris to make references to cereal...

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    3. I think that's the only thing he can do consistently well at this point.....

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  4. The worst thing about the Hamburglar joke is that the last time I remember seeing him in an IG video was the Yo! Noid review. The Noid, you'll recall, promoted pizza. Pizza is what the turtles eat. See where I'm going with this? So, not only did Bores make a reference that made no sense, but he'd already used the character in a video about another character who WOULD have made at least a bit more sense in this joke had he even thought about it for a fleeting moment. It takes a special talent to confuse and alienate the viewer with non-sequitors while simultaneously rendering your own continuity redundant.

    Then again, he probably doesn't even remember playing Yo! Noid, so I guess it's a moot point.

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  5. Could this have been an attempt by Bores to one-up Cinemassacre's TMNT-thon from last year?

    If so, it fails.

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  6. Was just in a PM war with 'Buggin apparently she was divorced for a bit and she just got remarried. Interesting.

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    1. sure that's not a lie that was just randomly made up?

      Also quotes or GTFO =)

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    2. well if the info is legit, unique or wrong is important in determining if bore's really is hiding behind his real mom or is just pretending to be his mom.

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    3. Plus you could assume that the divorce could be a scarring event for Chris.

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    4. This is getting dark, fellas.

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  7. Also I just had sorta a revelation, What happens when Chris loses so many fans (As he is losing them right now) and he burns out and has to get a new job? I dont think anyone will hire him with his 5+ years of unemployment.

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    1. He will continue to make videos. I mean, why wouldn't he? He barely gets the views he used to get, yet he still insists on dragging his show so thin. Eventually though, he will fully fade into obscurity, and as we all know, it will completely be his fault for reasons that I don't even need to state.

      As for the job part, well, yeah, he will struggle with that. He is too incompetent when it comes to film-making (Both in terms of storytelling and the technical side) to get a job in the media industry. Also, I wonder if he will put his YouTube channel on his CV? Yeah, that'll go well. One Google search and this entire blog comes up, filled to the brim with all his questionable ethics.

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  8. This video wasn't too bad in my opinion. The only part that really got to me was when he, as Kid Bores, complained about the water stage in the first TMNT game for the NES. Seriously Chris, that level is not hard. I own the game and have beaten that level (but not the game) without much effort. In fact, I actually like that stage because it's interesting and fun in my opinion. The only reason that stage is hard is because you suck at it.
    Also, when he gave the black-and-white comics a "Nostalgic Mediocre" but gave a "Nostalgic Overload" to the Archie Comics, all I could think of was, "It's just because the original comics aren't in full color, isn't it?"
    Anyways, great blog post BatDan!

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    1. And calling the Mirage comics "weird" is, well, weird considering the Archie comics feature a talking cow head that can teleport the Turtles around Oo

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  9. Wow being the idiot she is the woman actually gave out this interesting bit of info "@advocateofjustice: Thanks for the kind offer :D (ps. I go by my maiden name, DeCaro, not by Bores. But was sweet of you to assume as, yes, my children are Bores's )"
    I mean what idiot would give out personal info to anyone who asks it is just retarded.

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    1. Well, Linda DeCaro is Chris Bores's mother's real name.

      A while back BatDan refered to LadyBuggin as "Linda" and she mocked him for only thinking he knew her name. LadyBuggin claimed that the other fake Bores's mom's account, LindaOhio, made that name up.

      So what's this mean? Well, LadyBuggin could have found out more info on Bore's family and thought "Oh! Her name is Linda? Gotta call myself that from now on..."
      Or, maybe she wisely hid her true name at first and for some reason decided not to anymore?

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    2. Wrong, her name is Rumpelstiltskin. If you say it out loud, she cannot take your first born.

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    3. But wait its best to think backwards which means you must take the word and invert it then invert the letters themselves (A=Z B=Y) to get "Ifnkovhgroghprm"

      Anyone get what I'm referencing?

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  10. Funny... this is the first IG video I see that has top comments.
    How long do you think they'll last?

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    1. Top comments are very easily manipulated and very oddly so. In the pro-whaling conspiracy video I mentioned last article (it was the one where the guy went crazy on my sound logic and stated that people who live in Afghanistan are lunatics). Both his poorly researched and nonsensical comments are at the top with at most 6 thumbs. While the comment that calls the sea shepards facists with 20 thumbs up is no where to be seen.

      Youtube seems to love controversy and hate people who try to do things in an orderly fashion. Hell that video that calls us circle-jerks is still up. I'm pretty sure that violates youtube's laws.

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    2. Yeah, but I never saw a single Bores video with top comments. Ever.

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    3. What is the top comment at this point?

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  11. Here's what I don't understand... He says that the Mirage comic got 'too weird' because the second story arc involved the characters all going into space etc...

    Which is EXACTLY what happened in the Archie one. They went into space, had a big gladiator fight with alien monsters. He even shows scans of it in the video.

    I remember that, because it was the first issue I read. The Mirage version wasn't easily available here in the UK, but the Archie one was republished here, so I remember first-hand that the story arcs involved all kinds of very strange sci-fi things. And they weren't even the strangest parts...

    I really can't shake the idea that the reason Chris didn't like the Mirage one was simply because he didn't read it, and that he tends to lean towards the Archie one even nowadays because it's so much more child-friendly and kiddified than any other version of the TNMT comics. Definitely seems to be more his taste in that regard.

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    1. Of course, having said that, it's possible that he just doesn't care for the Mirage ones because they're drawn in black/white... He does seem the kind of person who wouldn't watch a movie if it were in black/white, so could be the same thing here.

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    2. The original Turtles are too different from the mainstream Turtles, so he doesn't like 'em.

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    3. In the mirage comics, the Turtles accidently go to space and are captured by the Triceratons and forced to fight to the death in a gladiator-style battle.

      In the Archie version, the Turtles are kidnapped by a flying cow head and force to complete in an WWF-style televised intergalactic wrestling match. This show is hosted by a couple humanoid trees, one of which literally grows money when he's excited over the potential of the show's profits.

      The Archie story wasn't just similar, it was a a direct remake, but intentionallymore weird and kid-friendly.

      There's nothing wrong with preferring the newer comic over the older, but to say the old one was too weird but the new one wasn't is just crazy. That's like saying you don't like the old movie "Parts: The Clonus Horror" because it has too many special effects and explosions, so you prefer Micheal Bay's remake, "The Island"

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    4. I actually preferred the Mirage series when I found out about it. It was like the "big kid" version because of all the extra violence and more complex storylines. And frankly the humor they did include was a lot more effective.

      Point being basically what Shaolin Dave said. Bores didn't dislike the Mirage series for being weirder, he disliked it for being more complex and grown-up.

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    5. Thing to remember is that his video is about nostalgia. If you only read the Archie version as a kid (like I did), then you'll naturally have more nostalgic memories of that one rather than a Mirage series you didn't actually read before your adult years.

      And there's nothing wrong with that. That's perfectly normal. Hell, on my blog's reviews of the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks I'm openly upfront that I prefer the books I read as a kid. That's how nostalgia works. So I really can't shake the feeling that Chris just didn't read the Mirage ones, and just isn't admitting it for some reason!

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    6. And that's fine for you, if you really did read them and aren't just making shit up about something that OTHER people are nostalgic about so they'll watch your video.

      With how he broke onto the scene, claiming to have been an NES fan all his life, when he probably didn't care about videogames one way or another until angry game reviewers became popular...I find myself hesitant to trust any claims he makes about his childhood.

      By the way, I've reviewed some Fighting Fantasy myself. I'll have to check you out sometime.

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    7. Creature of havoc and appointment with fear were one of the worst fighting fantasy books I have ever read =(

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    8. @Marsten:

      If it was just nostalgia I could understand Bores' decision. But he merely claims that the Mirage Turtles are more "weird", which is bullcrap. Must be a weird form of nostalgia if you can't actually remember plotlines Oo

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    9. Well if you're interested, my blog is over on http://fightyourfantasy.blogspot.co.uk/ *shameless plug*

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    10. @Marsten
      Well... if you are gonna play appointment with fear at least hear from someone who has beaten many of the books so far. Don't pick super-strength or that gadget power. Those 2 powers can result in instant deaths are certain paths in the story. The energy blast power is only one that won't get you killed at one point or another in story. My memory is foggy but using energy blast at one point does penalize you but otherwise does nothing. After 20 read-through with all the different powers I've only managed to find one way to beat the game and that one involves energy blast.

      As for creature of havoc... good lord I can't stop dying. Either I run into the dark elf and die or don't kill the wizard because the game doesn't want me to. ARGH!!!

      oh and I left out a book, I really also hated slaves of abyss since the pomander made no sense.

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    11. Using Energy Blast on the rock monster from space is instant death.

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    12. There's a rock monster from outer space? I've never encountered that one.

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    13. Oh whoops, if you have energy blast do not go to the city library.

      @starofjustice But you see, when you meet the creature in the library you can choose to walk the fuck away and avoid insta-death.

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    14. @ starofjustice
      lol greatest super hero in the city dies from 3 story fall. I've so far seen two ways to beat the game. Super strength = intercept at the hanger
      energy blast = intercept at the submarine
      But both require the circuit jammer. I really wish someone would write a solution guide for these books.

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    15. Oh man this blog is amazing! I seem to gain so much from talking to you guys and its visitors. yeah I've found a txt file that contains all the solutions to the game and yes you must absolutely have the circuit jammer or the game just halts and offs you.

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  12. 3:38 - "For many years to come, Ninja Turtle comics were never the same again."

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  13. While not completely on-topic, does anyone else find it amusing that the majority of the art for the '90s Konami-era TMNT games are based more on the darker comic style than the cartoon's art style.

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  14. Ok,i'm back,so i pose this question to most of the people here,in what ways can asa improve his videos?

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    1. hey Shaolin Dave, you didn't say that when Kiki Qualqon brought asa up out of nowhere in the last post! so when people insult asa, this is the right place to go, but when you ask them how can he get better, it's the wrong place?

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    2. I loved his "Hater Corner" video.

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    3. Well, the real problem with Bores improving his videos is getting him to acknowledge that his videos need improvement. Since he seems way too full of himself to ever entertain this possibility, the question is purely academic.

      And the answer is "everything," anyway.

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    4. @ harryhenry
      the real problem is that you don't listen what we actually say and just start questions and don't end them.

      As for improvement (and yes I did state I didn't ever want to answer your questions again) perhaps Asa could do more research and make better criticisms as a result. He should be patient and properly analyze the situation before he makes a statement. Stating that we took down his videos is just erroneous given that none of us are that crazy or devoted. If he just checked, then maybe we would hate him less.

      Also Kiki brought up Asa because Asa was targeting someone again over Irate gamer related material. Good lord harry henry, do you start these questions and then just never come back? It's okay if your curious and we're more than happy to tell you what we know, but you have actually read what we write!

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    5. ok,when was asa targeting someone over the irate gamer when Kiki brought him up?well,he wasn't! also,do you think that asa schould go back to talking about the irate gamer?

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    6. "specially since Gaede (Asa) mocks us, like he did in his previous video speaking in stupid douchey mock voices to make our points look bad"
      That's when kiki introduced Asa into the blog.
      "Asa and Arch now praised him for that as he was suddenly hilarious and OK now, instead of actually call him out, since they now support the same goal, which in this case is, demonizing and attacking and making people who use kickstarter our similar look like the worst people o earth and be treated like that. and YET, somehow, the people doing so, felt like they are the noble heroes and the guys in the right." -kiki on what asa and arch are doing over the e-begging spoof.

      So for the last time. We are only mad at Asa because he made a personal, unwarranted, unnecessary attack against this blog and its people. He was brought back up again when kiki mentioning his flame bait contributions to the AVGN cheetahmen scandal.

      As for whether he should tackle the irate gamer... NO just no. He's not capable of research and he's too sensationalist. Our support would increase sure, but our goals would be distorted and the facts would get misrepresented.

      I sure hope this answers your question.

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    7. the Kiki comment I was talking about was this:http://irategamersucks.blogspot.co.nz/2012/10/fan-art-third-this-time-its-rearranged.html?showComment=1351364746401 even then,he wasn't trying to cause controversy the comment kiki was referring to were made 2 MONTHS AGO.

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    9. hmmmm oh that one, yeah it doesn't have anything to do with Irate gamer but it still holds with the complaints we have against him [asa]. It points out exactly what we here think he is "some dude who probably isn't an asshole but isn't able to get proper work and so much cause feuds to get views and press". Asa should try to contribute to the internet instead of tearing it part by pissing people off. I don't speak for everyone on this blog and quite frankly most people on this blog don't care about Asa so I'm just gonna leave it at that.

      No one ever said you were a troll. I didn't say that (though if you read my comments in a hostile voice, it may seem like I am implying it) and there's no point in bringing up old posts here (unless you quote them or link to them as you have done) as the people who regularly contribute are usually subscribed and will get your message.

      "This message was edited once due to nonsensical first sentence."

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    10. Harry, my email address is on my profile. You should put yours on your profile as well. Drop me a line if you want.

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    11. @shaolin dave
      Speaking of which I sent you an email about fake bores. Did you get it?

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  15. in 1the sketch of 1:08 to 1:126 ( more of less) that ship is NOT in the comic. i have that issue

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  16. Had a convo with Chris's mother about him using the misleading thumbnails.
    ...Wha- Are you that oblivious?

    LadyBuggin777 posted a comment 2 hours ago
    Down and dirty is refereing to the rant, my god are you that dumb? Stop talking to me you are a complete moron! ha ~

    bladedude12345ALT posted a comment 6 hours ago
    Okay. Number one.. The title "Down and dirty" makes it sound like something sexual it is OBVIOUS. Number two. With the title he used people who haven't seen the movie and hell even people who have seen the movie will click the link because it looks like it has sexual content. Ad hell, how is anyone supposed to figure out it is a low cut dress from the movie when it is censored?

    bladedude12345ALT posted a comment 17 hours ago
    Newcomers. And last final question. Why use that photo at all?
    LadyBuggin777 posted a comment 21 hours ago
    LOL I doubt anyone goes to Irate Gamer's videos to see nude people .... that's hysterical LMAO ~

    bladedude12345ALT posted a comment 22 hours ago
    But by censoring it people would be going to it because they think she is nude. That is how 59% of the people on the Internet think when they see a video where it censors genitals.)

    LadyBuggin777 posted a comment 1 day ago
    The cencoring was for the very low cut dress , as it does show a lot of her clevage. Some people might be offended by that, bladedude. So no, the thumbnail was perfect for that video

    bladedude12345ALT posted a comment 1 day ago
    Than why did he put censor bars? It made her look nude so more people would click it thus it would be a misleading thumbnail.

    LadyBuggin777 posted a comment 1 day ago
    who says it's misleading? Kat wore that lowcut red dress in the movie or maybe you didn't watch the movie before you claimed it was misleading? Herp Derp ~

    bladedude12345ALT posted a comment 1 day ago
    Last question how come Chris put up his hunger games down and dirty "Review" with a misleading thumbnail?

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    1. Weird, it also makes some sense the other way around XD

      And what did you suspect arguing with Bores' strongest defender?

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    2. It DOES make some sense the other way around. BladeDude, are you a Time Lord?

      Also, I've learned that trying to argue with LadyBuggin is pointless, but I have trolled her on two different occasions to see what would happen. The results were pretty hilarious, I must say.

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    3. @Random Man - What were the results?

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    4. Please note this first occasion was back in May. I posted on his Silver Surfer review to see what would happen if someone asked who BatDan was, so I pretended not to know.

      "Me: Who the hell is BatDanNight? I've seen you mention him a few times, but seriously, who is this guy?

      LB: LOL he is this really desperate guy that blogs against I.G. in attempt to make I.G. bend & break to his will. He complains about how his boyfriend avgn is the only man alive that is allowed to be on Utube making angry video game reviews .... isn't that histerical! He also gets very "catty" about me (I am I.G.'s mom) and claims I block hater trolls that speak agaisnt the Irate Gamer when in actuality BatDanNight blocks & deletes ANYONE that speaks in favor of I.G. lol Mainly he is jsut jealous.

      LB: Jealous you may ask? Well I guess he tried his hand at Utube video's and it never took off. He more or less got boo'd of the stage of the internet. So now he has dedicated his life's work to bringing down the IrateGamer and anyone that supports I.G. which includes me. My guess is he will blog till his last dying breath trying to prove his opinion's on I.G. will end Christopher's reputation & popularity as being a guy who just likes making video game reviews with anger, humor, and hard work. Sad

      Continued next post...

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    5. Me: I checked out this "BatDan" guy and I have to say...it looks like he's just doing to I.G./Chris/your son what your son does to games and, by extension developers. He offers commentary in a humorous, occasionally angry manner. It's like saying a movie critic is "jealous" of the director he's panning. It doesn't make much sense.

      LB: Naw, I was right the first time he is one jealous leech ~

      Me: well, do you have any PROOF that BatDan tried to make videos on Youtube before making that blog?

      LB: LOL you need to check out batdanmn's channel (youtube/batdanmn) so you can see first hand. You won't be disappointed, I promise ~ lmao~

      Me: That's definitely not his channel. On "batdanmn"'s page, you can see "BatDanNight" on a "List Of People I've Owned." Why would he put his own name on a list like that? That channel's a fake, like the fake Irate Gamer, TeamFourStar and CardGamesFTW accounts people put up to fake people out.

      LB: I didn't say it was batdannights channel? Where did I claim that? All I said is it will explain what I stated comments ago. That parody channel gives you proof of what I said in the first place. What are you some hater troll? If you would research the question you asked of me you would not be acting like that I assure you ~

      Me: I asked you to show me proof that BatDanNight made unsuccessful videos. you send me a channel of someone who is pretending to be him. You in no way answered my question. And no, I'm not a "hater troll." I'm asking legitimate questions.

      LB: And I gave you the proof ... If you can read then you will be fine on that channel page I gave you. What part of "I told you" don't you understand?

      LB: Look under where is says, "Video game guru has returned" on the channel page I stated :D

      Me: but that's not him, as I said. Therefore, it'd be like me making a fake account that said "IrateGaner" instead of "IrateGamer" and making false claims about Chris.

      LB: You don't understand he (batdanmn) took those actual words FROM BatDanNights actual wordings .... understand? BatDanNight "originaly" posted that "himself!" Then batdanmn set up HIS channel to mock him! This is the last I will reply to you as I think it is going right over your freakin' head. Sorry but you are wearing on my last nerve. :(

      Me: I will ask again - where is your proof? Evidence is everything in an argument. No evidence, no argument.

      LB: Argunment? I never was arguing???? You asked a question, I answered. Simple as that! You are really going out of your way trolling me, aren't you :)~

      Me: Why yes, yes I am

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=1orMXD_Ijbs"

      Then she goes and posts a comment on one of my videos for no reasons.

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    6. First comment:
      Hilarious in that none of LB's
      accusations against Batdan is true. At least not until someone actually has evidence that Batdan and AVGN are dating. WE have plenty of evidence and testimonies that Irate gamer and LB do ban people.

      Second comment:
      Unless LB can prove that Batdan immediately started an anti-irate gamer blog after doing his college/school work youtube videos then that claim is based on faulty inductive reasoning that is just plain classic. The last sentence (I am not including sad as a sentence) is just plain unreadable. I don`t even understand what the predicate or the objective of the sentence. Is she trying to say that batdan will work hard to prove his opinion that IG will end IG`s repuation and popularity as a guy who... fuck it I don`t even... That`s no where near what Batdan is trying to prove... In fact there`s nothing left to prove! It`s already proven! This blog is just documenting the aftermath!

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    7. "AVGN is the only one allowed to be on Youtube making game reviews."

      Really? Because I've never seen BatDan hate on JonTron, PeanutButterGamer, Angry Joe...just Irate Gamer...wonder why?

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    8. As for the second stuff which was actually posted earlier in this blog IF I remember correctly.

      LB does not know what an argument is. It is any attempt to prove or persuade a person into accepting a certain fact or belief. The second comment is an argument in and out of itself.

      ``I never was arguing????`` statements should not have question marks in them.

      ``You don't understand he (batdanmn) took those actual words FROM BatDanNights actual wordings .... understand? BatDanNight "originaly" posted that "himself!" Then batdanmn set up HIS channel to mock him``
      So a changed tertiary source counts as credible information none of which were altered or misrepresented...

      ``What part of "I told you" don't you understand?``
      The part where you did not tell us anything.

      ``I didn't say it was batdannights channel?`` STATEMENTS SHOULD END WITH PERIODS NOT QUESTION MARKS!!!

      ``that parody channel gives you proof of what I said in the first place``
      Parody = mispresented
      That`s like using a Saturday night live sketch as evidence. People don`t make fun of celebrities off their sketches its based on their tabloids which in turn are based on the actual event. The facts are obviously misrepresented so if you actually want to know what happened a parody is unacceptable!

      Ladybuggin scores 0 out of a possible 1000 logic and academic points.

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    9. At randomman:
      "AVGN is the only one allowed to be on Youtube making game reviews."
      I believe the proper response is to conjecture that the Irate gamer fanbase believes that only Irate gamer should be making reviews. The AVGN fanbase has long since shut up when they realized that AVGN was in no position to be overtaken by talent-less hacks. The fact that Irate gamer fans still have to troll and harass other reviewers off of youtube shows exactly how insecure and talent-less he really is. Simply put, a fanbase should only be active if they believe that they have been wronged and haven`t received the attention their idol deserves. This is due to the innate human desire to associate in groups as quickly and securely as possible. Irate gamer has spend several years and yet his fanbase still clamors for attention. Perhaps it is because the Irate gamer is unable to please his fans and unable to make them feel secure.

      In other words, Irate gamer has no talent and his fans are poor human beings who have sucked into his scam and believe they can still get something out it. That and some people want to go out and intentionally troll guilt-free.

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    10. All of that STARTED as an honest experiment to see what she would say. Then I just decided to roll with it and have some fun. Yeah, I know, I'm a terrible person for that.

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  17. So has bores done his Halloween crap yet? Any news on haunted investigators?

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    1. I predict he'll do his shitty as hell hallowe'en special at the end of this month.

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    2. Yeah that'll not only be a month late but totally out of context. I mean we'll be too busy paying our respects for the dead than thinking about "boo haunted house"!

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  18. As for the Hamburgler reference, I think, THINK, I have the reason for his inclusion.

    Chris is doing this video series with the 80's mindset. By that I mean his state of mind in that decade. He likely associates the Hamburgler character with his childhood and thus the 80's. This is inaccurate as the hamburglar started in the early 70's. However, it does seem something Chris is likely to do.

    Or, ya know, Family Guy.

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    1. What makes it more Eye-roll worthy for him to use Hamburgler is there already is a character that fit with the Turtles love of Pizza, you know the NOID!

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    2. Oh yeah.... Totally forgot he reviewed that... I believe Chris was hungry for hamburgers.

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  19. Ifyou go to tgwtg.com now, look at the picture next to Linkara's video "Linkara: AT4W - Flash Comics #1". It's the Flash running away with boxes. Sounds familiar?

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    1. hahahaha oh wow. Was chris wearing his stupid brown shirt in that scene? Don`t know why linkara would insult himself in that manner but it`s still pretty funny.

      or you could take it the mundane way and just assume he`s UPS. I mean just because AVGN uses power-tools and the Irate gamer uses power-tools (to destroy the game NOT sodomize himself like chris normally does =)) does not mean they were trying to reference each other.

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    2. Well, I have no idea what you two are talking about

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    3. via magic of skydrive

      http://sdrv.ms/TvnQ1V

      let me know if it works

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    4. Yeah I know about Linkara's pic, but how's it relate to Bores?

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    5. Apparently it looks like bores running with the boxes of ninja turtles crap? You know... the crappy out of place hamburger mascot joke?
      I haven't actually seen the video so I want to know if it looks the same from someone who has. I don't watch because I don't want to give him views. Unless I can somehow watch without giving views...?

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  20. I've just seen that Chris is now friends with Brad Jones on Facebook. Wut?

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    1. Bores seems like a tool when you watch his videos, then he's and alright guy when you get to know him, then you realized he's a tool when you really get to know him.

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  21. So Obummer got re-elected so I guess Chris will soon be getting on his free Obama phone to check out when his free money will arrive.

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    1. Decided to rewrite my post to avoid making a target out of myself again...

      I've noticed over the years that Bores and his "mother" have very different views on politics and religion, but both are almost comically extreme that they can't possibly be sincere.
      Not sure what this does to the "Norman Bores" theory.

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    2. Oh I think she is intolerant of gays because some of her past comments she has been doing she seems to be very religious also.

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    3. That's one example, the way she talks about gays isn't how most conservatives actually feel. It's right up there with those Westboro psychos. On the flip side, Bores bashes on Christians just as bad as LadyBuggin bashes on gays.
      I know people like this really do exist, but so close in the same family? They just seem like parody political characters, not real people.

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    4. Bores bashes Christians? When did he do that?

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    5. His Amazon review page had a lot of anti-Christian (mostly against the Catholic church) books. He removed them about the same time he removed his sockpuppet reviews on his own DVDs. Last I checked there were still a couple reviews up that only subtly referenced church cover-ups of the "real" history of Christ, and they were suprisinging well-written compared to his other reviews (maybe his "real" mom wrote those?).
      I can't find anything now, maybe he deleted all of the reviews?

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  22. Well, first of all Masterthecreater made the title card before Bores' video. I had him create it for me in advance because I was going to be gone during the first weekend of November and I needed the title card to finish the video before my trip. He thought the Golden Age Flash looked like a delivery service mascot, thus the boxes thing.

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    1. Like I was trying to say with the AVGN and Irate gamer analogy. It is simply a coincidence. Still pretty damn funny though XD

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  23. Aaand my last post was supposed to respond to "x's" above, but for some reason that doesn't seem to be working. Oh well, whatever.

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    1. Ah, the treated "Can't use the reply button before making a normal commet". Seems to pop up randomly Oo

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    2. "Bride of AT4W" was awesome. Excellent job, Lewis. The past week has been my roughest in a while, but that gave me some much-needed laughs.
      Anyone who hasn't seen it should check it out.

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  24. Hey guys if you were somehow experts in psychology and had to evaluate Chris what psychological term would you use to describe him? (p.s do not use autism, that's a broad word)

    I'd go with narcissistic anti-social personality disorder. Also a form of autism known as "Pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified" PDD-NOS. I don't know what form of autism makes people more likely to mimic the other person's communication methods (i.e if you write a sentence with metaphors, the autistic would be forced to write the sentence with a metaphor even when it would be pointless) but I would diagnose him with that too considering that he feels the compulsive need to steal other people's behavior and compulsive desire to put LMAO where it doesn't fit.

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    1. Using your logic, a LOT of reviewers on the Internet apply to this (I have examples that I find more annoying than IG, but I want to remain civile).

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    2. NO I mean outside of character!

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    3. @Gaucelm also what the hell do you mean it applies to "A lot of reviewers"? Are you saying that most reviewers are batshit insane plagarists? All of whom have unusual tastes that they flaunt unabashedly, support or enact censorship and are all around unlikable egotistical people? Don't know what people you've been watching but if I were you, I'd look up PDD-NOS and just look up social disorders in general. I used very specific disorders that rarely apply in a broad sense. It's been stated that everyone has at least one Psychology type DSM (or something of that sort) but don't you think you're going too far by saying everyone has PPD-NOS?

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    4. Now you're psychoanalyzing Bores?
      And then you wonder why they make fun of the comments here...

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    5. What's wrong with trying to figure out why Bore's makes the same mistakes time and time again?

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    6. Also psychoanalyzing deals with Freud, Freud has been dis-proven and the more proper time is just diagnosis. Unless some here wants to provide evidence or conjecture that Chris bores wants penis then we are not psychoanalyzing. Not to be rude, but psychology isn't the crap you see on TV. It's a real science with real facts and empirical research. The only way psychology is gonna make this blog look pathetic is if people continue to believe that psychology is just some sort of mad science that doesn't do anything. And if that's the case it only proves why psychology is necessary, because we are stupid enough to think we don't need mental help.

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    7. ...Dude, just don't. We know fuck all about Bores apart from his online persona. From what we can gather, he's an egotist, an asshole, a liar and a plagiarist, but he could be a completely different person IRL. We don't know enough about him to try to evaluate Chris's psyche.

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    8. well we do have people who know him in real-life... either way I just trying to past the time... It's been ages since bore's did something.

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    9. Cody summed it up the best he could. Having personally dealt with Bores on a few occasions I can confirm he's right. Having spoken with people who have proof they've known him since middle school, it seems he's been this way a while.

      If we want to find something to do to pass time, I suggest a caption or photoshop contest. I already have a proposed original image to use as a photoshop. Dan, would you be down for hosting something like that?

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  25. And Chris has released his 300th video. Again he purports the idea that his original videos were 'parodies' of angry reviewing.

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