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Ascended Memes

Post by CindehQ » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:03 am

So far I've only played Shizune's path, but I definitely caught a few shoutouts to the fandom that have amused me. TV Tropes refers to it as an "ascended meme". For example, Misha's love of eating definitely revealed itself after Act 1 and of course there's Hisao referring to her as "curvy", and we all know everyone's thoughts on Misha's figure... I also found Hisao referring to Misha's hair as "drills" rather amusing, the narrative definitely makes a point of acknowledging how weird Misha's hair is, although even in Act 1 he says it "stands out".

On a random note: Also, Kenji seems very well-versed in American pop culture, to the point that he uses the word ballin'. I just think that's hilarious.
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Re: Ascended Memes

Post by 68000 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:04 am

Everything Kenji says.

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Re: Ascended Memes

Post by FrozenKimchi » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:07 am

My favorite would have to be the "HNNNG" jokes about Hisao having heart attacks when he finds something attractive from the girls.
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Re: Ascended Memes

Post by Crud Bonemeal » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:11 am

Rin's chapter: "I'm hugging you, Hisao." Dammit, Rin, it was too touching for words when it didn't have context.
"Slab Bulkhead!" "Blast Hardcheese!" "Buff Drinklots!" "Bolt van der Huge!" "Punch Rockgroin!" "Thick Runfast!" "Roll Fizzlebeef!" "Big McLargehuge!" "Bob Johnson! Oh, wait, no, no, sorry."

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Re: Ascended Memes

Post by Hamadyne » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:50 am

Crud Bonemeal wrote:Rin's chapter: "I'm hugging you, Hisao." Dammit, Rin, it was too touching for words when it didn't have context.
Dammit, now you've turned on the waterworks for me.

The 'Wait...I'm Misha" jokes are funny. Though that's more on the Shimmie side of things.
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Re: Ascended Memes

Post by Guest Poster » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:41 am

Hisao's "idiot hair" is brought up at least once. He and Hanako are talking about themselves and Hisao mentions pieces of his hair tend to stand up, but his mom wouldn't let him shave his head.

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Re: Ascended Memes

Post by Palas » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:41 am

I was sure this topic would feature chocolate, Hisao, but it seems I was wrong.
While we are here discussing, Hanako is somewhere hopping from dark to darker tiles. Alone.

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Re: Ascended Memes

Post by Crud Bonemeal » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:45 am

I think the DLC will include it as an add-on for the Drunk Hanako scene.
"Slab Bulkhead!" "Blast Hardcheese!" "Buff Drinklots!" "Bolt van der Huge!" "Punch Rockgroin!" "Thick Runfast!" "Roll Fizzlebeef!" "Big McLargehuge!" "Bob Johnson! Oh, wait, no, no, sorry."

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Re: Ascended Memes

Post by Nekken » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:52 am

Palas wrote:I was sure this topic would feature chocolate, Hisao, but it seems I was wrong.
Ugh. Honestly, I'm glad the writers resisted the temptation to have Hisao pass her a candy bar during one of the lunch scenes or something. You know people would have gone nuts.

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Re: Ascended Memes

Post by Evvinartopski » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:46 am

When Jigoro's ranting about the Fashion of the Necktie, I couldn't help but think of this when he started about the sweater.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG2KMkQLZmI

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Re: Ascended Memes

Post by yipyapper » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:19 am

OH GOD MAH DRILLS
"OH GAWD MY DRILLS"
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Re: Ascended Memes

Post by ziamatt » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:43 am

Palas wrote:I was sure this topic would feature chocolate, Hisao, but it seems I was wrong.
That's not even an ascended meme.

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Re: Ascended Memes

Post by Nekken » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:10 am

ziamatt wrote:
Palas wrote:I was sure this topic would feature chocolate, Hisao, but it seems I was wrong.
That's not even an ascended meme.
If they'd somehow included it in the game, it would have been.

Along opposite lines, "Wait, I'm Misha..." is not an ascended meme, because it was already in the game before the memesters got a hold of it.

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Re: Ascended Memes

Post by Woody Alien » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:13 pm

When Hisao tells the audience about crushing dramatically a card in Shizune's path, he surely must have channeled our friend, the Card Crusher: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/card-crusher
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Re: Ascended Memes

Post by Radien » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:08 pm

I can't really say anything about ascended memes, since by definition they'd have to come from people who were fans of the game before its full release... however, I've noticed at least two aspects of KS that MUST be references to other memes.

1. In the scene where Hisao introduces himself to the class, the camera pans across the classroom. On the left side of the class, you can see a brown-haired boy with a yellow hairband. This is a particularly odd accessory for a dude, and I strongly suspect it was a nod and a wink to Haruhi-kun from the "gender-swapped Haruhi Suzimaya" meme.

2. Misha's hair very strongly resembles that of Kasane Teto, a Vocaloid meme. Pink hair with two large curls that look like drills?... That's a little too specific to be a coincidence. And considering it's a Japanese anime meme, 4channers would be all the more likely to get a laugh out of it.
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