Jim & Yahtzee's Rhymedown Spectacular: The Dark Syde

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The Dark Syde

Put on your poetry hats and join two of the greatest wordsmiths of our generation as they fill your ears with verse.

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Oh Ben, you make it sound like a fairly dark story as always.
The ending only made it more enjoyable.

And Jim ... holy crap you almost made me spit out my soda, for it almost made me fall on the floor laughing, in a good way obviously. The accent was the best part of all, it sounded like a certain Youtuber, but I won't spoil it until we can all merrily chat about it in the comments ... and probably shit on him some more.

Another good week, and I shall enjoy the next one as well. :D
 

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I enjoyed Yahtzee's bit, it certainly wouldn't be that great to have no criticism, then we wouldn't have the chance to listen to these two nuts.

And Jim......I liked the poem, I really did, the accent was good, but I have no idea what that was...
 

Canadamus Prime

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A world without criticism. Wouldn't that be a beautiful place? ...until it burns to the ground?
 

Alfador_VII

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Yahtzee's part was great as usual, but I think I'm missing something about Jim's.

Was it about 95% of "review" videos on youtube, or aimed at anyone in particular? Either way, it was funny.
 

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Jimothy Sterling said:
This might help those who are stuck on the subject of mine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSH39aiTx2A
I keep going back and forth: is it more sad or hilarious?
 

Evonisia

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Jim's poem really sounds like me when the enemy charge up their lovely wands of lag compensation death upon me in shooters. Except I speak in a more English manner, obviously. Though I know it's about MGS.
 

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Jimothy Sterling said:
This might help those who are stuck on the subject of mine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSH39aiTx2A
Ah, that was not what I thought it would be. I thought you were doing your David Cage voice (slightly off due to yelling) and the joke was that actual gameplay in videogames just confuses the hell out of him. The "like and subscribe" line does make a lot more sense now.
 

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HA! Not sure if ya planned it, but today's poems work very well together.

One about no criticism, and one about BAD criticism. xD

Did you guys plan this?
At any rate, well done! :D
 

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I like Yahtzee's poem. It's very clearly about the price of stamps.

Palademon said:
I'm so glad that shitting on DSP is now an industry wide pass time.
I think there are a few people still not in on it.

canadamus_prime said:
A world without criticism. Wouldn't that be a beautiful place? ...until it burns to the ground?
Honestly, it burning to the ground might be the pinnacle of beauty. I get the tenets of "don't be a dick," but the fact that constructive criticism or negative feedback is immediately considered caustic is a really big problem. Possisbly a bug in humanity, but I wouldn't want to be accused of playing it wrong.
 

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I kinda thought Jim was talking about most reviewers in general, but I'm not surprised to hear it's specifically about DSP.
 

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Arslan Aladeen said:
I kinda thought Jim was talking about most reviewers in general, but I'm not surprised to hear it's specifically about DSP.
The title (The Dark Syde) is a pretty blatant giveaway. That being said, it took me a while to make the connection, but that's only because I've tried so hard to forget that DSP even exists. And now I have to crack open the emergency whiskey and start forgetting all over again....ugh.
 

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*applause* Nice job on the accent, Jim! The poem was nicely put together and all but the performance iced the cake.
 

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Jim Sterling speaking with an american accent my be the most horrifying thing I have ever heard.
 
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Palademon said:
I'm so glad that shitting on DSP is now an industry wide pass time.
It's kind of astonishing to me how widespread it's gotten.

I mean, the dude still only has about 150K subscribers. Nothing to scoff at, but by no means popular in the grand scheme of Youtube. I guess if you're terrible enough, you can break the bonds of conventional popularity.

Still, it's quite hilarious and fun to see even the more... "respectable" people taking shots at him.

I also like when Yahtzee does social commentary. Very interesting stuff.
 

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Jimothy Sterling said:
This might help those who are stuck on the subject of mine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSH39aiTx2A
OK, thanks Jim, I'm now more informed on what this was about. I need to do more research into DSP to know whether he is genuinely really bad at a games, or just a really good troll. Either way, it seems to make money for him :/
 

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Eh, this weeks poems just didn't do it for me. Yahtzee's seemed way too blunt and snarky to end the way it did (maybe if it ended with a "Yeah. It's for you. You know who you are." that might have made it work for me) and Jim's was quite similar but I'm not sure what could be done to it to make it work for me. Sort of unusual that both would miss my range in the same week - maybe I should go out and buy a lottery ticket? Hmm.

Eh. No Adblock for me, so at least when I watched the video the Escapist go paid.
 

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A Day in the Life of DarkSydePhil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abYKKrCkF-c
 

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StormShaun said:
Oh Ben, you make it sound like a fairly dark story as always.
The ending only made it more enjoyable.

And Jim ... holy crap you almost made me spit out my soda, for it almost made me fall on the floor laughing, in a good way obviously. The accent was the best part of all, it sounded like a certain Youtuber, but I won't spoil it until we can all merrily chat about it in the comments ... and probably shit on him some more.

Another good week, and I shall enjoy the next one as well. :D
So he sounds like Onision and Lifeinatent?
 

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canadamus_prime said:
A world without criticism. Wouldn't that be a beautiful place? ...until it burns to the ground?
Some men would prefer to not be told they're wrong. Some men want to watch the world burn.
 

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Jimothy Sterling said:
This might help those who are stuck on the subject of mine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSH39aiTx2A
o.o ...

I know not who this person is, but I have clear been missing nothing worthy of note if his 'act' (I assume its an act cause if its not I wonder how he's still alive) is rocking a style of humor that has pretty much killed my interest in big Hollywood comedy's.

IE: being as stupid as you can be to the point on not functioning.
 

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I wonder if Yahtzee's poem has anything to do with the current debate in Australia and New Zealand around cyber bullying.

http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/the-australian-government-charlotte-s-law-tougher-cyber-bullying-legislation

Background: Charlotte Dawson was a TV presenter who suffered from depression and recently committed suicide. She was also the target of some fairly awful abuse on twitter.

As a result, some people feel there needs to be tougher laws on cyber-bullying, but there has also been a significant backlash against what other people feel is an unreasonable curtailment of freedom of speech.

Personally, while I feel bad for anyone dealing with the kind of harassment she experienced (and no, "she brought it on herself by being on twitter" is not a valid excuse), I think this kind of law is a gross over-reaction, and I wonder if Yahtzee feels the same.
 

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Darth_Payn said:
canadamus_prime said:
A world without criticism. Wouldn't that be a beautiful place? ...until it burns to the ground?
Some men would prefer to not be told they're wrong. Some men want to watch the world burn.
I can't imagine who that would be. ¬___¬
 

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Not only did Jim's American accent make me laugh, but the phrase "exploit buggy English" was particularly clever. :)
 

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Lunar Templar said:
Jimothy Sterling said:
This might help those who are stuck on the subject of mine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSH39aiTx2A
o.o ...

I know not who this person is, but I have clear been missing nothing worthy of note if his 'act' (I assume its an act cause if its not I wonder how he's still alive) is rocking a style of humor that has pretty much killed my interest in big Hollywood comedy's.

IE: being as stupid as you can be to the point on not functioning.
Man, if he's faking it, then he deserves a lot of applause for being the most dedicated actor on the planet.

It's like, if you watch a couple of his videos, you'll think "Well obviously he's faking it, it's too audacious and exactly like somebody would exaggerate it to make fun of this kind of person."

And then you realize that this is how he acts all of the time. Every single video, on all social media, every day, even when somebody's talking about what it's like meeting him in person.. I don't think anybody could put up such a charade with such dedication for so long.
 

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NerAnima said:
I enjoyed Yahtzee's bit, it certainly wouldn't be that great to have no criticism, then we wouldn't have the chance to listen to these two nuts.

And Jim......I liked the poem, I really did, the accent was good, but I have no idea what that was...
Yahtzee's was dark. Jim's... I have no clue. Who was that supposed to be? Some Youtube personality that I haven't heard of?
 

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Jimothy Sterling said:
This might help those who are stuck on the subject of mine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSH39aiTx2A
Oh I see.

Yeah... gotta say... the old proverb still stands here. If you have to explain the joke... Sorry. :(
 

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Jimothy Sterling said:
This might help those who are stuck on the subject of mine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSH39aiTx2A
I may have found his equal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7dL0dM36PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfpAYRf8aPs
 

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Jim won this round. I didn't even know he watched Dark Syde's Lets Play videos. In fact, I'm still trying to figure out how I managed to survive watching some of Dark Syde's LP videos.
 

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TheMadDoctorsCat said:
Jimothy Sterling said:
This might help those who are stuck on the subject of mine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSH39aiTx2A
Oh I see.

Yeah... gotta say... the old proverb still stands here. If you have to explain the joke... Sorry. :(
I did not explain the joke. There was context some people did not have, because that is how parody works.

If you're gonna sling proverbs around, make sure you understand 'em first. :)
 

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Has nobody watched Erik the Viking? No-one?! Good lord!


Hy Brazil has been cursed so that if anyone ever spills blood on it, it will sink into the ground. As a result, they're all "Tewwiby, tewwibwy" nice to each other, and they never say anything that might offend each other. Like, for instance, saying things about that singing...

Man, that was a great film.
 

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Zachary Amaranth said:
I like Yahtzee's poem. It's very clearly about the price of stamps.

Palademon said:
I'm so glad that shitting on DSP is now an industry wide pass time.
I think there are a few people still not in on it.
I wasn't in on it. And it's like discovering the El Dorado of trainwrecks.

I am currently watching him play Dark Souls and... wow.
 

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grimner said:
I wasn't in on it. And it's like discovering the El Dorado of trainwrecks.

I am currently watching him play Dark Souls and... wow.
Oh wow, I haven't seen the Dark Souls bit yet. Now I must go watch. Immediately.
 

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Jimothy Sterling said:
TheMadDoctorsCat said:
Jimothy Sterling said:
This might help those who are stuck on the subject of mine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSH39aiTx2A
Oh I see.

Yeah... gotta say... the old proverb still stands here. If you have to explain the joke... Sorry. :(
I did not explain the joke. There was context some people did not have, because that is how parody works.

If you're gonna sling proverbs around, make sure you understand 'em first. :)
Well if you have to show them a PICTURE of the damn aardvark...

(Ya see what I did there? Nope? Context, people! Context!)
 

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Or to put it another way, the guy in the youtube video is clearly taking the p-ss, surely?

It's like trying to parody the "I speak Jive" scene from "Airplane". It's already supposed to be dumb!

EDIT - or am I giving the guy (not Jim, the guy in the youtube video) way too much credit here? People here apparently think he's serious... I dunno, it seems like a "Nostalgia Critic"-esque performance to me.
 

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Zachary Amaranth said:
grimner said:
I wasn't in on it. And it's like discovering the El Dorado of trainwrecks.

I am currently watching him play Dark Souls and... wow.
Oh wow, I haven't seen the Dark Souls bit yet. Now I must go watch. Immediately.

I was struggling with a way to accurately sum it up

Then the captcha for this post showed up. It said "nose bleed". And I knew it was all that needed to be said.


(well that and him failing the plunging attack on the Asylum Demon. About 5 times. While complaining that falling from heights drains health.)
 

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TheMadDoctorsCat said:
Or to put it another way, the guy in the youtube video is clearly taking the p-ss, surely?

It's like trying to parody the "I speak Jive" scene from "Airplane". It's already supposed to be dumb!

EDIT - or am I giving the guy (not Jim, the guy in the youtube video) way too much credit here? People here apparently think he's serious... I dunno, it seems like a "Nostalgia Critic"-esque performance to me.
It takes some serious fucking stamina to keep that kind of posture for the duration of entire breakthroughs, and what Jim showed was a 2 hour "highlight reel", so... I am guessing he IS serious, just not meant to be taken seriously


And on that note, and going to that jive reference, I never got it when I first saw Airplane because I was like 10 or 11 and am portuguese. Made me smile for all its goofiness, but did not really "get it" until I knew what jive was and the whole concept of the joke.
 

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Jimothy Sterling said:
This might help those who are stuck on the subject of mine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSH39aiTx2A
Jesus...I watched all of it, and god dammit that was painful. I think the highlight was how proud he was when he essentially cheated the sorrow. I was actually wondering all the way up to that point why he was using tranq, didn't really fit. Thank you so much for showing this to us Jim. Was a great laugh for me.
 

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Best one yet. You both (each?) get funnier and sharper the more you do. Voltaire and Twain of the game review world? Or maybe Swift and Voltaire? Whatever it is, you've got it.