Guilty Pleasures?

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So, does anyone have a "guilty pleasure" when it comes to entertainment? By that I mean a movie/book/game/t.v. show/cartoon/etc generally considered to be bad by the general population (including critics), but still ultimately enjoyable to you?

For me, I'd have to say Sonic Boom is that. I know fans and critics alike despised the games, cartoon, and comics, and at one point I was among them. Eventually, however, the spin-off series kinda grew on me and I ended up enjoying them immensely, if only for being different. I won't lie, I know Rise of Lyric was broken as all hell when it first launched and the cartoon struggled to find a tone to follow at first, but like most franchises it eventually found its own niche to cater towards. Shattered Crystal and Fire and Ice were slight improvements on Rise of Lyric and the show gradually improved with time.

I've actually grown to become fond of the characters in their own way. Although, this Knuckles will never be the same Knuckles as this Knuckles. Nor will this Amy be the same as this Amy (although some would say Boom!Amy is a significant improvement on Modern Amy). But I can still appreciate the characters and ideas Sonic Boom tried to apply to the beloved series.

So, how about you guys? Have any particular guilty pleasures like mine?


Genuinely in-character Fox x Krystal art, or generally anything legitimately in-character involving Krystal.

Apparently (emphasis on apparently) most of the Krystal fandom hates that enough to warrant a month-long holiday which bans it as submissions for the holiday.


Being in many fandoms most people despise is the one thing I will never be ashamed of.

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Chameloshi said:
Genuinely in-character Fox x Krystal art, or generally anything legitimately in-character involving Krystal.

Apparently (emphasis on apparently) most of the Krystal fandom hates that enough to warrant a month-long holiday which bans it as submissions for the holiday.

a month long protest holiday. o_O never heard of anything like that before and with how the internet and world works, that seems kinda pointless. plus it's likely a self-imposed ban that they choose to follow.

as for me...nothing in particular here except maybe the cub porn thing. >.> probably shouldn't bring that up anywhere outside this and similar sites and especially irl unless i want a shitstorm of anti-pedo BS to start following me everywhere (cause you know it'd inevitably go that route).


treos said:
a month long protest holiday. o_O never heard of anything like that before and with how the internet and world works, that seems kinda pointless. plus it's likely a self-imposed ban that they choose to follow.

as for me...nothing in particular here except maybe the cub porn thing. >.> probably shouldn't bring that up anywhere outside this and similar sites and especially irl unless i want a shitstorm of anti-pedo BS to start following me everywhere (cause you know it'd inevitably go that route).

No, it's not banned from actually being uploaded (that was a wording mistake on my end, sorry about that), the unofficial holiday (Krystal Appreciation Hullabaloo on FA, which takes place every August, iirc) actually celebrates out-of-character Krystal art and pretty much doesn't allow in-character stuff to be featured.

But back on track with the thread, I honestly can't think of any other guilty pleasures I might have. I sometimes like putting odd ingredients on pizza like corn or peas, does that count?


What is this guilt you speak of?


Porn: when popular dom species like dragons, horses, dogs etc. become the whimpering sub. I know I shouldn't like that, but I do anyway.

Food: I put ketchup on pasta. Don't do that in Italy.

Games: playing with quirky, underused or unconventional guns/items. Off-meta all the way.

Movies: when villains win against the Mary Sue or there is no happy end.

Music: I actually like Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" and even have it on vinyl, which I play it occasionally...


Devoid said:
Porn: when popular dom species like dragons, horses, dogs etc. become the whimpering sub. I know I shouldn't like that, but I do anyway.

Food: I put ketchup on pasta. Don't do that in Italy.

Games: playing with quirky, underused or unconventional guns/items. Off-meta all the way.

Movies: when villains win against the Mary Sue or there is no happy end.

Music: I actually like Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" and even have it on vinyl, which I play it occasionally...

I agree with your preferences in porn, movies, and music. Games I can understand. But I do say that ketchup on pasta seems weird, but perhaps it's a new potential favorite dish.


Devoid said:
Porn: when popular dom species like dragons, horses, dogs etc. become the whimpering sub. I know I shouldn't like that, but I do anyway.

Food: I put ketchup on pasta. Don't do that in Italy.

Games: playing with quirky, underused or unconventional guns/items. Off-meta all the way.

Movies: when villains win against the Mary Sue or there is no happy end.

Music: I actually like Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" and even have it on vinyl, which I play it occasionally...

I put salad dressings on my pasta whenever I have reheated it in a microwave. Particularly, after the reheating...


Grilled tofu and regular hot dogs at the same time, because I actually like tofu but I'm not about to make tofu and meat mutually exclusive. Bonus if the hot dogs were in the same sauce as the tofu.

Hot Pockets. It's trailer park food, but it's tasty trailer park food.

Actually, I'll just say almost all trailer park food. I have very low standards.


Nah for entertainment but for food, I sometimes get snack on a Toblerone bar


Movies, shows, etc where it ends with everyone dying, the world coming to an end, the bad guy winning, etc.

Games and anime with cute animal characters (Animal Crossing/kemono type characters)

Sad/somber orchestral video game music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V9zxXN1rx0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB6sOhQan9Y


For porn: I've found myself liking tentacle stuff quite a bit lately for whatever reason.

For food: I like chicken fingers on pizza, french fries too. Heh, I'll likely be dead at 40.

For music: Despite mainly being into death metal, I really like the song 'Take on me' by Aha.

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SirBrownBear said:
Movies, shows, etc where it ends with everyone dying, the world coming to an end, the bad guy winning, etc.

There definitely aren't enough of them. I Am Legend would've been better if they kept the original ending.

SirBrownBear said:
Sad/somber orchestral video game music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V9zxXN1rx0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB6sOhQan9Y

Same.

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SirBrownBear said:
Movies, shows, etc where it ends with everyone dying, the world coming to an end, the bad guy winning, etc.

movies about fairy tales closer to their original form are good for that. like krampus, the tooth fairy, or little red riding hood. them fairy tales weren't always quite so nice and pleasant. ;)

krampus though, check it out if you haven't seen it yet. it has an evil jack-in-the-box that eats kids...and it is VERY frightening to see and hear. and don't expect a happy ending because they stayed true to krampus' character in that krampus does not bring cheer or laughter but rather he brings punishment and takes things...

good movie, pretty scary for a horror/comedy.

Sad/somber orchestral video game music

hmmm... it's not sad or sombre but i do have a video i downloaded off youtube long ago that is dark and gothic with fitting artwork. it's a medley of the soundtrack for Demon's Crest. truly, this was one of capcom's best games. the theme, atmosphere, and music all fit together perfectly. :) that will always be one of my favorite video games.

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Two of my favourite films are Streetfighter and Starship Troopers, I like to be alone so I don't have to talk with others and I hear music that sounds good to me, no matter which genre.
Oh, and the liking of Furries of course ^^

I think that are some of the reasons why people around me think I'm strange


Stories where a character is in an unwinnable scenario and suffers permanent consequences for losing, but only if the character suffering could not possibly have deserved anything that happened. They help remind me that the Just World Hypothesis is a lie, which sounds terrible until you realize that means it's also not my fault.

Stories like the following:

Psycho-Pass

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Judgment and sociopathy are synonymous and you can be executed for creativity, empathy, and/or ptsd, which means I'm as good as dead. Going back to status quo is not to be episodic, but to emphasize that it can't be fought, and trying will guarantee a Crime-Coefficient above 300. Humanity's lifespan has decreased significantly due to lack of Eustress. Bystander Syndrome is not only a universal trait, but thought of as a positive trait, if not mandatory.

Hellgirl

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It's already clear that vengeance is not a form of justice, with one request even being denied because it was in the nae of justice, with Ai stating "I am no champion of justice." The system it uses guarantees that at least one undeserving person will always be damned to Hell with each use without exception. People have successfully uses it knowing the target was undeserving just for the power of deciding who goes to Hell. One person who clearly deserved it successfully escaped. More than once. Victims have included: a twin because she wasn't being abused like the other one, an infant because they weren't wanted, a quadriplegic because taking care of them was exhausting (said quadriplegic was only paralyzed because she failed a suicide attempt made due to the guilt of being too much of a burden), a nurse whose big secret about her "do no wrong" act was that it was not an act, a socially anxious man who accidentally spilled his coffee on someone, and countless people who just happened to be in the way of a multimillionaire corporation who knew of Hell Correspondence's existence. The one time an undeserving victim is spared, Ai is sent to Hell in his place. It is possible to have the contract made in your name against your will, meaning you paid your soul to damn someone without having ever agreed to do so. The assistants include a pacifist who used to be a katana (left on a battlefield and given sentience after 100 years), an old man who used to be an escape chariot (caught fire when evacuating a family of nobles, remained as a Mononoke, and was granted humanity by being forgiven by Ai), a woman who was sold into sex slavery and killed when she refused (revived from her charred bones), and a 14-year-old girl who was buried alive because the villagers were uncomfortable with her existence and "randomly" chose her as the sacrifice when she was 7. Very rarely is nobody innocent punished. The only confirmation that Hell is not the only afterlife is a man who died of old age seconds before the string could be pulled, rescinding the contract because it cannot damn someone who is already dead. The only other limit to its use is the price of damning someone being your soul. That means it can only be used once, as you only have one soul.

Ghost in the Shell

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Humans who want to lose their humanity and succeed, AIs who want to be human but never can, the realistic character ages (The character in his 20s is seen the same way we see teenagers, not old enough to have augmentations unless it's an immediate life-or-death situation, which it isn't. Most other characters are middle aged or would be elderly from our perspective)...but I refuse to acknowledge the movie. The Major wouldn't do the whole "I never asked for this. They can't control me." because she was so in favor of her prosthetic body that she persuaded someone else to get one under the same circumstances, and uses an outdated model because she has grown attached to it. That and she's already the most respected character in Section 9, not being controlling her is something that nobody has ever questioned because there is no point in doing so. Even the mayor defers to her.)

Deadman Wonderland:

▼ Click to collapse

Fucking duh.

Also, any stories that follow this format where the characters do not give in. I might not believe in the existence of justice, but I do believe in perseverance, and to quote Amber Williams, "Sometimes, hope is all one has. And sometimes, hope is all one needs."


D4rk said:
Two of my favourite films are Streetfighter and Starship Troopers, I like to be alone so I don't have to talk with others and I hear music that sounds good to me, no matter which genre.
Oh, and the liking of Furries of course ^^

I think that are some of the reasons why people around me think I'm strange

I used to like both of those movies when I was younger, I haven't watched either one in quite some time.


Pokémon human on feral. Idk why I find it so hot (I'm in the right place) I love it when it's feral and fucking the human owner or the human fucking the feral. Especially Vulpix,Eevees but my all time favorite is Sylveon.

Also furry Femboys. I'm straight but ever since I found some femboy meowstic stuff I've been getting into it

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BOOM

And other corny remixes and mash-ups.

For food though, I get Jack-in-the-box every once in awhile. Those curly fries are my jam.
I avoid most fast food like the plague otherwise.

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TOV said:
BOOM

what the heck am i watching/listening to? it's not bad but...what is this?


Rewatching the same youtube videos that I've seen hundreds of time...to waste time.


ElctrcBoogalord said:
Rewatching the same youtube videos that I've seen hundreds of time...to waste time.

Same. I've practically memorized the Game Grumps' Super Mario 64 playthrough.


Music-All star, I'm sorry but I do like it

Food-Extremely dark chocolate, like 90 or 80% is delicious

Porn-Comedy, if it makes me laugh so much I forget about fapping, it's perfect


Trashy werewolf novels.

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Kaijudragon567 said:
Food-Extremely dark chocolate, like 90 or 80% is delicious

Have you tried Lindt 99% yet?

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Kaijudragon567 said:
Music-All star, I'm sorry but I do like it

Hey now.

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Kaijudragon567 said:
Food-Extremely dark chocolate, like 90 or 80% is delicious

! mmm... the benefits of having no teeth... :P

edit: or maybe try some of those J. Higgs barbecue potato chips. they must dump a ton of sugar into their barbecue recipe cause that's easily the sweetest brand of barbecue potato chips i've ever had. good though but i get the feeling they just MIGHT be sweet enough for a tooth ache if you eat too many.

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treos said:
! mmm... the benefits of having no teeth... :P

Dark chocolate with over 85% Cocoa has the lowest amount of sugar compared to other sweets ;)


BlueDingo said:
Have you tried Lindt 99% yet?

Yes, definitely the most bitter I've had. I sometimes get cravings for it.