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What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 01:00 AM Reply

Seriously, every time I go to the store or some place like that I see 16+ year olds wearing gir shirts, both boys and girls do this, I don't see what is so funny or special about the show, I watched it before, and all it is a bug from outer space vs emo, which sounds funny at first but it isn't.

So what's the special thing about this show? I'm confused because I've seen the activity rise up and I didn't really get an answer on my last thread about it


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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 01:08 AM Reply

It probably just has something to do with the cute factor and the zip-zapidy animation style


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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 01:22 AM Reply

Because it's called "invader zim". Nothing else has ever been called that.


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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 01:37 AM Reply

I still like the show. I used to watch it all the time when I was really young, probably about 4 or 5.


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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 01:45 AM Reply

Invader Zim is a dope show!!!
It exaggerates movement to the max and the voice acting is awesome!
there's not much to not like about it. That's all i gotta say.


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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 01:46 AM Reply

It's right on that "Hot Topic" edge of just mainstream enough to have mass appeal but just cool and different enough that teenagers think they're original and smart for liking it.


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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 01:51 AM Reply

It's a little darker and has more edge than today's cartoons. Pinky and the Brain, Ren and Stimpy, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Evil Con Carne, and Courage the Cowardly Dog are also shows that display a little more peril than your average cartoon (nevermind that the old Looney Toons cartoons were jam-packed with ultra-violence). With an overall darker theme, shows are able to touch on more interesting topics.

Examples in Invader Zim might include Zim's politically charged exclamation, "If I rule McMeaty's, I rule the world!" or the Martian episode being an allusion to the Moai sculptures.


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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 01:55 AM Reply

I'm probably going to say something that is only said once in a blue moon, I agree with OP.

I never liked Invader Zim. I don't like the art, I don't like the writing, and I don't like the characters. The cartoon is just unappealing all around. I also hate how people think every dumb cartoon they saw as a kid was good. There is a reason they never went past two seasons.

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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 01:57 AM Reply

At 12/10/12 01:00 AM, GrizzlyOne wrote: Seriously, every time I go to the store or some place like that I see 16+ year olds wearing gir shirts, both boys and girls do this, I don't see what is so funny or special about the show, I watched it before, and all it is a bug from outer space vs emo, which sounds funny at first but it isn't.

So what's the special thing about this show? I'm confused because I've seen the activity rise up and I didn't really get an answer on my last thread about it

Invader Zim is a cartoon that premiered on Nickelodeon in 2001 and is a personal favorite of mine. It was discontinued after only 1 season but is one of those things that has a cult following so you either like it or you don't. The reason you see people wearing it these days is because they are either super fans of the show or they are young and just found out about it through Hot Topic.

If the activity of it is rising it might be on it's rise to fame again like many other things before it. Beavis and Butthead, Celebrity Deathmatch, Bop It and Furby's have all made comebacks. Just relax man, it's just a cartoon.


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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 02:09 AM Reply

The more I look back on the show, I realize how weird it was, but not really even in a good, charming way. It was just kind of creepy for no reason, it's really style over substance. And I didn't like the style.


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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 02:29 AM Reply

There is nothing special about it. It"s those damn hipster kids that hype it up because it appeals to their zany, kawaii-ness.


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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 02:40 AM Reply

Doesn't this thread already exist? I distinctly remember posting in one. Someone link to it and lock this or lock the other one or do nothing i don't care I'm lazy.


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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 02:44 AM Reply

At 12/10/12 01:00 AM, GrizzlyOne wrote: my last thread about it

After some sleuthing (read: reading op) i have answered my question.


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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 03:38 AM Reply

Are you kidding? What's not great about it?

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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 06:48 AM Reply

1. It was a pretty good show, I always enjoyed it as a kid, and I still enjoy it now.

2. The 'emo'-ness of the show attracts teens with a desperate need to be different.

3. The show no longer makes new episodes, which, by today's definitions, makes it 'underground' somehow. So people enjoy wearing the merchandise, thinking that watching an old show means they have a higher taste in cartoons than other people.


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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 08:08 AM Reply

I enjoy it for its silliness and exaggerations. Kind of wish it had gone a little further, but what's done is done.


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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 08:46 AM Reply

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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 08:56 AM Reply

I don't like things, therefore they are bad.

It was a decent cartoon with a pretty good style and it was somewhat amusing. nothing special, but not bad.


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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 09:13 AM Reply

People want to appear zaney without actually doing anything to qualify as such so they go out and buy a shirt.


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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 09:56 AM Reply

Watch out, guys.

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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 10:30 AM Reply

At 12/10/12 09:56 AM, Sense-Offender wrote: Watch out, guys.

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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 11:11 AM Reply

my friend keeps yapping to me about this,i swear to allah it is annoying


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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 11:21 AM Reply

This is like asking why Firefly has a cult following...

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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 12:44 PM Reply

Kid me liked it because it was an odd creepy comedy, and created by jhonen vasquez who made comics i liked. Kid me was sad when it ended. Kid me bought the dvds.

Adult me watches them to this day.

The reason people wore their shit is because the market got saturated quickly with zim stuff. The reason people still wear it is because emo girls had a crush on Dib and zim stuff is very "hip"and "trendy" in their scene.


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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 12:55 PM Reply

At 12/10/12 12:44 PM, BizzarroPMP wrote: Kid me liked it because it was an odd creepy comedy, and created by jhonen vasquez who made comics i liked. Kid me was sad when it ended. Kid me bought the dvds.
Adult me watches them to this day.
The reason people wore their shit is because the market got saturated quickly with zim stuff.

I hear ya.
I declare Invader Zim to now be derail fodder.

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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 02:24 PM Reply

It's a okay show. It has its moments like any other. I do happen to know that one of my favorite writers Frank Conniff, who used to be on MST3K, wrote for the show. I guess that's a plus.


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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 02:25 PM Reply

Because it's "LOLXD so kawaii~", pretty much.

It was a good show, but fanboys/fangirls ruined it for everyone. Just like they do with everything else they touch.

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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 02:47 PM Reply

It has hilariously dark subtext intertwined with the really silly antics of the Invader's inherit failure...he has all of this cool shit and alien technology, and yet he's constantly thwarted by a clumsy paranormal investigator, whom no one takes seriously.

Like, all Dib's life he's been pointing out bigfoot and ghosts and monsters, and they're always giant misunderstandings, so everyone thinks Dib is full of shit...then the REALLY POORLY disguised alien invader, Zim, enrolls himself into school to learn information on the human race, and literally Dib is the only one who even notices he's an alien, because everyone else is too fucking stupid to tell their head from their ass.

Everything about the show just rips on how stupid and ridiculous the human race is, and it's only intensified by the grand incompetence of Zim and his junk robot Gir.

It ain't for everyone, but the show is pretty damn great.


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Response to What's so special about Invader Zim Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 03:50 PM Reply

I missed it when it originally aired but I checked it out on DVD later to see what the deal was. I thought it was good, worthy of a decent amount of adoration. Pox is right too though, it manages to endure by being just a little too dark for general mainstream appeal so people feel like they're in a cool club. Or was that NG we were talking about I forget already NEXT TOPIC.