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The New Physics!
Topic by: roadwarrior
Posted: July 9, 2004 - 8:31 AM PDT
Last Reply: July 15, 2004 - 6:03 PM PDT

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author topic: The New Physics!
Cinenaut
post #21  on July 12, 2004 - 9:01 AM PDT  
But with the Roadrunner cartoons, defying physics is a large part of the humor. It's like the animators were making physics jokes. Defying physics is more distrating when it's a "realistic" animation, like the initial example of a gun that fires endless rounds. Excel Saga's excesses in this department don't bother me, because the insane physical exaggeration is there for laughs.

> On July 10, 2004 - 10:34 AM PDT Shaky wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Yeah, I couldn't enjoy Excel Saga because the physics was all messed up. It reminded me of when I was a kid and would sit there screaming at the coyote that he couldn't do those things to the Roadrunner with the Acme kits because the physics was impossible.
>
> "You dumbass!" I would yell, "Fall already! You can't hang in the air like that! It's bad physics!"
>
> One of these days I'm going to meet some of these cartoon characters and tell them to their faces how stupid they are. But not the chicks from Noir, because they're hot, and I might get to do sex on them if I'm nice.
> ---------------------------------

kohnfused1
post #22  on July 12, 2004 - 10:23 AM PDT  
What I don't get with the Roadrunner cartoons is that if Wily E. Coyote can order all those gadgets and contraptions from "Acme", why not just order take out? Maybe he can order some food from the same place he gets the "bird seeds" he uses to lure the Roadrunner with.
Cinenaut
post #23  on July 12, 2004 - 10:38 AM PDT  
Haha! Good point. Well, maybe Acme take-out isn't very appetizing.
jross3
post #24  on July 12, 2004 - 10:52 AM PDT  
Besides, there's nothing in this world more appetizing than fresh roadrunner. Even coyotes can appreciate fine cuisine.
kohnfused1
post #25  on July 12, 2004 - 11:20 AM PDT  
> On July 12, 2004 - 10:52 AM PDT jross3 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Besides, there's nothing in this world more appetizing than fresh roadrunner. Even coyotes can appreciate fine cuisine.
> ---------------------------------

Hey jross, I'm curious, is your icon from that new FOX toon "Winks"?

jross3
post #26  on July 12, 2004 - 1:52 PM PDT  
> On July 12, 2004 - 11:20 AM PDT kohnfused1 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On July 12, 2004 - 10:52 AM PDT jross3 wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Besides, there's nothing in this world more appetizing than fresh roadrunner. Even coyotes can appreciate fine cuisine.
> > ---------------------------------
>
> Hey jross, I'm curious, is your icon from that new FOX toon "Winks"?
> ---------------------------------

Nope; it's Chibi Sephiroth! I borrowed this image from... somewhere (don't remember!). It was supposed to just be temporary until I finished this one, but then I liked it better so I'm sticking with it. That one's now on the up for grabs along with all my other icons.
(as long as I'm plugging my icons, remember: I take requests, too!)
jross3
post #27  on July 12, 2004 - 2:51 PM PDT  
It may not be anime, but The Princess Blade deserves a mention here. Even after they lose their swords and run a pretty good distance from that area, they suddenly have them back. It's an ok movie, but the "physics" of it kinda took me out of the experience.
NarcTed
post #28  on July 14, 2004 - 10:04 AM PDT  
The Laws of Japanese Animation. A well known internet document among otaku:

#1 - Law of Metaphysical Irregularity: The normal laws of physics do not apply.

#2 - Law of Differentiated Gravitation: Whenever someone or something jumps, is thrown, or otherwise is rendered airborn, gravity is reduced by a factor of 4.

#3 - Law of Sonic Amplification, First Law of Anime Accoustics: In space, loud sounds, like explosions, are even louder because there is no air to get in the way.

#4 - Law of Constant Thrust, First Law of Anime Motion: In space, constant thrust equals constant velocity.

#5 - Law of Mechanical Mobility, Second Law of Anime Motion: The larger a mechanical device is, the faster it moves. Armored Mecha are the fastest objects known to human science.

#6 - Law of Temporal Variability: Time is not a constant. Time stops for the hero whenever he does something 'cool' or 'impressive'. Time slows down when friends and lovers are being killed and speeds up whenever there is a fight.

#7 - First Law of Temporal Mortality: 'Good Guys' and 'Bad Guys' both die in one of two ways. Either so quick they don't even see it coming, OR it's a long drawn out affair where the character gains much insight to the workings of society, human existence or why the toast always lands butter side down.

#8 - Second Law of Temporal Mortality: It takes some time for bad guys to die... regardless of physical damage. Even when the 'Bad Guys' are killed so quickly they didn't even see it coming, it takes them a while to realize they are dead. This is attributed to the belief that being evil damages the Reality Lobe of the brain.

#9 - Law of Dramatic Emphasis: Scenes involving extreme amounts of action are depicted with either still-frames or black screens with a slash of bright color (usually red or white).

#10 - Law of Dramatic Multiplicity: Scenes that only happen once, for instance, a 'Good Guy' kicks the 'Bad Guy' in the face, are seen at least 3 times from 3 different angles.

#11 - Law of Inherent Combustability: Everything explodes. Everything.

First Corrallary: Anything that explodes bulges first.

#12 - Law of Phlogistatic Emission: Nearly all things emit light from fatal wounds.

#13 - Law of Energetic Emission: There is alway an energy build up (commonly referred to as an energy 'bulge') before Mecha or space craft weapons fire. Because of the explosive qualities of weapons, it is believed that this is related to the Law of Inherent Combustability.

#14 - Law of Inverse Lethal Magnitude: The destructive potential of a weapon is inversly porportional

its size.

#15 - Law of Inexhaustability: No one *EVER* runs out of ammunition. That is of course unless they are cornered, out-numbered, out-classed, and unconscious.

#16 - Law of Inverse Accuracy: The accuracy of a 'Good Guy' when operating any form of fire-arm increases as the difficulty of the shot increases. The accuracy of the 'Bad Guys' when operating fire-arms decreases when the difficulty of the shot decreases. (Also known as the Stormtrooper Effect) Example: A 'Good Guy' in a drunken stupor being held upside down from a moving vehicle will always hit, and several battalions of 'Bad Guys' firing on a 'Good Guy' standing alone in the middle of an open field will always miss.

First Corrallary: The more 'Bad Guys' there are, the less likely they will hit anyone or do any real damage.

Second Corrallary: Whenever a 'Good Guy' is faced with insurmountable odds, the 'Bad Guys' line up in neat rows, allowing the hero to take them all out with a single burst of automatic fire and then escape.

Third Corrallary: Whenever a 'Good Guy' is actually hit by enemy fire, it is in a designated 'Good Guy Area', usually a flesh wound in the shoulder or arm, which restricts the 'Good Guy' from doing anything more strenuous than driving, firing weaponry, using melee weapons, operating heavy machinery, or doing complex martial arts maneuvres.

#17 - Law of Transient Romantic Unreliability: Minmei is a bimbo. (* Note: The Minority Opposition in Ohio disagrees and thinks all men who like this stuff need to get out more. *)

#18 - Law of Hemoglobin Capacity: The human body contains over 12 gallons of blood. Sometimes more.

#19 - Law of Demonic Consistency: Demons and other supernatural creatures have at least three eyes, loads of fangs, tend to be yellow-green or brown, but black is not unknown, and can only be hurt bladed weapons.

#20 - Law of Militaristic Unreliability: Huge galaxy-wide armadas, entire armies, and large war-machines full of cruel, heartless, bloodthirsty warriors can be stopped and defeated with a single insignifigant example of a caring/loving emotion or a song.

#21 - Law of Tactical Unreliability: Tactical geniuses aren't....

#22 - Law of Inconsequential Undetectability: People never notice the little things.... Like a missing body part, or wounds the size of Seattle.

#23 - Law of Juvenile Intellectuality: Children are smarter than adults. And almost always twice as annoying.

#24 - Law of Antagonistic Americanthropomorphism: The really nasty 'Bad Guys' are always skinny Americans.

#25 - Law of Americanthropomorphistic Intellectual Inferiority: The stupid 'Good Guys' are always big Americans.

First Corrallary: The only people who are more stupid than the big dumb Americans are the American translators. (Sometimes referred to as the Green Line Effect)

Second Corrallary: The only people who are more stupid than the American translators are the American editors and censors.

kohnfused1
post #29  on July 14, 2004 - 11:30 AM PDT  
That's a pretty extensive list there Narc, but where are the laws about the beautiful buxom girls being attracted to the geek, wimp, and the kind?
SonjaBlue
post #30  on July 14, 2004 - 11:48 AM PDT  
kohnfused1 wrote:

> That's a pretty extensive list there Narc, but where are the laws about the beautiful buxom girls being attracted to the geek, wimp, and the kind?
> ---------------------------------

**yawn** sleepy...

Humourous list. ;)

If #18 were true in real life, a lot of...preying undesirables would be extremely happy.

As far as your question, kohnfused1, are you asking that on behalf of sinisterguffaw or yourself?
jross3
post #31  on July 14, 2004 - 12:18 PM PDT  
> On July 14, 2004 - 11:30 AM PDT kohnfused1 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> That's a pretty extensive list there Narc, but where are the laws about the beautiful buxom girls being attracted to the geek, wimp, and the kind?
> ---------------------------------

Yeah. And what about the law where a breast's mass is inversely proportional to its volume? (for example, larger breasts giggle more, even with less force applied)
sinisterguffaw
post #32  on July 14, 2004 - 2:39 PM PDT  
> As far as your question, kohnfused1, are you asking that on behalf of sinisterguffaw or yourself?
> ---------------------------------

ouch.

Hey, Jross3, what's a breast giggle? Because if I saw someone's breasts start to laugh, I'd probably freak out and consider a life of celebacy.
jross3
post #33  on July 14, 2004 - 4:00 PM PDT  
> On July 14, 2004 - 2:39 PM PDT sinisterguffaw wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Hey, Jross3, what's a breast giggle? Because if I saw someone's breasts start to laugh, I'd probably freak out and consider a life of celebacy.
> ---------------------------------

That's when... um... dang, I got nothing.
One point to SG.

Here's a really good example of this principle: "Amazing Nurse", Nanako; she also presents the First Corrallary, independant jiggling; wave interference between breasts often causes them to shake violently in opposite directions. As in this example, the relatively light force of merely turning to one side is enough to cause breasts of sufficient size to go woobly-boobly all over the place. This may be enough to propose that a breast's motion is largely independant of the rest of the body.
This also leads to the Second Corrallary, selective pain, wherein no matter how unnaturally a breast moves due to the motion of the body, it causes the subject no pain.
kohnfused1
post #34  on July 14, 2004 - 4:42 PM PDT  
> **yawn** sleepy...
>
> Humourous list. ;)
>
> If #18 were true in real life, a lot of...preying undesirables would be extremely happy.
>
> As far as your question, kohnfused1, are you asking that on behalf of sinisterguffaw or yourself?
> ---------------------------------

Well, someone got up on the wrong side of the coffin, er bed. ;P

As for my question, it's more of an observance in Anime in general.

sinisterguffaw
post #35  on July 14, 2004 - 5:03 PM PDT  
kfused wrote:
>...but where are the laws about the beautiful buxom girls being attracted to the geek, wimp, and the kind?

Sonja retorted:
> > As far as your question, kohnfused1, are you asking that on behalf of sinisterguffaw or yourself?

kohnfused1 interjected:
> Well, someone got up on the wrong side of the coffin, er bed. ;P
> ---------------------------------

Don't give sonja a hard time. She's just trying to cover her tracks. She can't figure out why a gal like herself would fall head over heels for a certain kindhearted reformed rock demon and she's looking for any justification she can to sully my good name.

Back on topic, there seems to be another missing law. The one that requires that any time an anime girl is struck with a sharp object, she will be struck first across the bossom, tearing away any clothing but somehow not penetrating the skin.
SonjaBlue
post #36  on July 14, 2004 - 8:46 PM PDT  
kohnfused1 wrote:

> Well, someone got up on the wrong side of the coffin, er bed. ;P<

Hardly, but if one causes me to lose much sleep, he/she is chancing to lose something else.

Coffin? Cliché is not my way.

A bed is preferred, but sometimes one has to make do with what is available at the time.
SonjaBlue
post #37  on July 14, 2004 - 8:50 PM PDT  
sinisterguffaw wrote:

>...She's just trying to cover her tracks. She can't figure out why a gal like herself would fall head over heels for a certain kindhearted reformed rock demon and she's looking for any justification she can to sully my good name.<

Not true. No justification on my part is required.
sinisterguffaw
post #38  on July 14, 2004 - 9:01 PM PDT  
oh! umm... hi Sonja... ...were you standing there this whole time? ...What's that? No, of course not! I wouldn't spread innuendo and rumors about some torrid affair with some random demon... don't be silly... *beads of sweat appear on sinnyg's forehead (which is a tricky thing for a man made of stone and no sweat glands)* ...a heh... heh...

oh crap
SonjaBlue
post #39  on July 14, 2004 - 9:25 PM PDT  
sinisterguffaw wrote:

> oh crap
> ---------------------------------

Hopefully for those around you, this isn't one of those first you say it, then you do it type of exclamations...
sinisterguffaw
post #40  on July 14, 2004 - 9:58 PM PDT  
Continence is not an issue with me. My bowels are mighty.
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