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by Bob
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Episode Study
Topic: 894: A Simple Reminder
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: 894: A Simple Reminder

Thanks so much for commenting on that, Peachey Keen. I had wanted and intended to talk about this, but didn't. The lessons I took away from this are that something where all the parts are made to go together is better than something cobbled together from different pieces, and that now is a good time...
by Bob
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: The Front Counter
Topic: Is It Possible to Die in the Imagination Station?
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Is It Possible to Die in the Imagination Station?

I think we have a sufficient sample size to figure out some answers for this. Under normal circumstances, with the machine working as intended, it isn't possible to die in the Imagination Station. Some of the 'proof' cases that come to mind: Robyn and Jack take an (unsupervised) trip in "Elijah" and...
by Bob
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Episode Study
Topic: The Rydell Revevlations
Replies: 42
Views: 1638

Re: The Rydell Revevlations

I haven't yet done an in-depth analysis of the source material, but I have to say that I don't think I buy it, and I'd be more inclined to say that what Whit does is wrong (because there are episodes, past and present, where I think that is honestly questionable) than to believe that what Morrie doe...
by Bob
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Episode Study
Topic: Odyssey Adventure Comparison System 3.0.1
Replies: 37
Views: 10519

Re: Odyssey Adventure Comparison System 3.0.1

There's no rolling back votes at this time, but hopefully mistakes will be diminished by today's release of 3.0.1, which is a tweak to improve the keyboard commands and make it less likely to accidentally vote. Before, the keyboard commands were triggered any time you hit the keys that called for th...
by Bob
Wed May 27, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Episode Study
Topic: Bridget Redefined
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Bridget Redefined

What's interesting about the episode is the presence Mr. Perkins has, even though he's not physically there, being seven thousand miles away. Bridget flagrantly disobeys her mother, who is actually with her and probably even right next to her, but the moment he's onscreen, you can perceive the shift...
by Bob
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Character Corner
Topic: What cars do Odyssey people drive?
Replies: 11
Views: 1069

Re: What cars do Odyssey people drive?

Well, probably not, but if these things can be inferred or determined through analysis, I don't see that there's a reason not to do so.
by Bob
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Character Corner
Topic: What cars do Odyssey people drive?
Replies: 11
Views: 1069

Re: What cars do Odyssey people drive?

We do know a little bit about Odyssey characters' vehicle choices, although not much. A few that come to mind: Bernard had at least three known trucks, his old one ("that had never [yet] let him down", until the road trip, when it required repairs or modifications three separate times), the one he b...
by Bob
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Sites Around Town
Topic: What would you like to see on an AIO website?
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: What would you like to see on an AIO website?

Well, it depends on the depth of your ambition. It's my feeling that a new first-tier AIO site (like AIOHQ, the Soda Fountain, or the Odyssey Scoop) should integrate more with user-generated content and AIOWiki. The difficulty with all of the three sites listed above is that they depended largely on...
by Bob
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Episode Study
Topic: Further From the Truth
Replies: 16
Views: 1927

Re: Further From the Truth

I appreciate the effort people put into tying up all previous loose ends, but I think a Grand Unifying Theory of Villains will continue to be elusive. For one thing, I think the point about Tom is over-emphasized. Mentioning how long ago it was is helpful to listeners for establishing a timeline, a...
by Bob
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Episode Study
Topic: Further From the Truth
Replies: 16
Views: 1927

Re: Further From the Truth

Listening to it now. -- The point where the episode turns from real to imaginary would seem to be 2:45. A "goof", explained by the fact that it was an imperfect I.S. adventure: Faux-Eugene says that he's 'never misplaced his phone before', but in "A Thankstaking Story", he had not only lost his phon...
by Bob
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Episode Study
Topic: Scientific Guy's Top 50 Episodes
Replies: 3
Views: 1600

Re: Scientific Guy's Top 50 Episodes

I really can't say without spending a lot more time processing it. On a more casual level, though, I have done a decent percentage (at least 20%) of OACS' total votes, so it's fair to say its top ten is influenced by me and somewhat (20%? ;) ) represents my views "off-the-cuff" (that is, without dee...
by Bob
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Episode Study
Topic: Scientific Guy's Top 50 Episodes
Replies: 3
Views: 1600

Re: Scientific Guy's Top 50 Episodes

Assuming it is in order, I completely disagree with your list. ;) It's hard to provide an in-depth analysis of how somebody else orders episodes, but I can say confidently that my top-50 would look quite different, partly in composition, largely in order. This has brought the idea back to my mind of...
by Bob
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Episode Study
Topic: "Good Job!" - Album 68 - Spoilers
Replies: 4
Views: 1661

Re: "Good Job!" - Album 68 - Spoilers

I think the only possible reason they might change the name yet again is if Jason got married, or maybe if another relative (Jenny, or maybe one of Jack's existent but unknown grandchildren) eventually replaced him. I don't see it happening for anything else. As far as names go, I do think "Quad-J A...
by Bob
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Episode Study
Topic: "Good Job!" - Album 68 - Spoilers
Replies: 4
Views: 1661

"Good Job!" - Album 68 - Spoilers

Quick plot summary: Jillian gets Connie's help in a job search, but has plenty of trouble along the way. Meanwhile, Trey Calhoun struggles with a crisis of confidence. Some comparable episodes: What Are You Gonna Do With Your Life?, For Trying Out Loud , A Penny Earned, Cycle of Fear Noteworthy dev...
by Bob
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Character Corner
Topic: Characters Kicked Out of Whit's End
Replies: 5
Views: 2042

Re: Characters Kicked Out of Whit's End

Whit tells Jared to 'go on home' after the 'group therapy meeting' in "Eggshells".
by Bob
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Character Corner
Topic: PROTEST CONNIE NOT BEING MARRIED!!
Replies: 34
Views: 4673

Re: PROTEST CONNIE NOT BEING MARRIED!!

Well, Jenny exists pretty much only in the past tense. There's a bit of a difference between episodes exploring what Whit's relationship/wife were like (after several episodes in which it was established he's a widower), and Mitch appearing with no 'warning' or previous setup, in a first scene that ...
by Bob
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Character Corner
Topic: PROTEST CONNIE NOT BEING MARRIED!!
Replies: 34
Views: 4673

Re: PROTEST CONNIE NOT BEING MARRIED!!

I knew you hadn't said that, so I wanted to make sure I didn't try to put you down on record as necessarily having made that conclusion yourself. I brought it up because I do think it's a common track people go down when they're talking about the verse, though. If you say it's 'equally valid', that'...
by Bob
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Character Corner
Topic: PROTEST CONNIE NOT BEING MARRIED!!
Replies: 34
Views: 4673

Re: PROTEST CONNIE NOT BEING MARRIED!!

My comment on the Facebook group link (albeit before I read the petition's full text): I'm not crazy about there being some directorial decision that 'Connie must never get married', but the alternative to that isn't necessarily 'let's marry her off as soon as practicable'. There's nothing wrong wit...
by Bob
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: The Front Counter
Topic: Ask Me Odyssey Trivia Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 3568

Re: Ask Me Odyssey Trivia Questions

Es good, da. There's also a black cat in Robyn's dream sequence in "Bad Luck"; it can be heard twice, once clearly when Jesse gives it to Robyn, then mewing in the background a moment later. - In accordance with your request, let's up the ante. ;) Don't feel you have to rush through this one. Try to...
by Bob
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: The Front Counter
Topic: Ask Me Odyssey Trivia Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 3568

Re: Ask Me Odyssey Trivia Questions

Pretty good! I might dispute over one or two of those, but it's well in excess of 2 in any case. "Best Face Forward" was a good catch; I hadn't thought of that one! In "Life of the Party" Whit is apparently unable to fix the freezer, to the point that he has to give quantities of ice cream away so t...