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#1 - daaaaarkstar
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(03/01/2014) [-]
I've been hearing about this for a while now, anyone care to explain?
And why is everyone worshiping a fossil?
User avatar #168 to #1 - mastershakexd
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(03/02/2014) [-]
Pretty self explanatory. A guy setup a pokemon game, red I believe, to twitch. People would type in commands into chat and what they typed would take place in the game, with a bit of a delay of course. Now, imagine... 300k people all spamming a chat room trying to get the game to do what needs to be done. At least 70k of that is trolls. And the rest are just punching in random ****. That's basically twitch plays pokemon.
User avatar #4 to #1 - krystalkitty [OP]
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(03/01/2014) [-]
Whoops. Hit reply too early. You missed out on a lot.

TwitchPlaysPokemon [TPP] is a social experiment, it is a stream of the Gameboy version of Pokemon Red (151 romhack) running on an emulator. An IRC bot translates buttons said in chat into keypresses (simulated in software, no fancy typist robots).

User avatar #6 to #4 - daaaaarkstar
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But why was it so popular?
#89 to #6 - carlsagouin
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Because it's about Pokemon. No efforts needed.
#7 to #6 - krystalkitty [OP]
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(03/01/2014) [-]
It got popular quickly from people sharing it with others, and eventually it brought together the entire Pokemon community into one stream. Anyone could participate and everyone was part of the fun.
It got popular quickly from people sharing it with others, and eventually it brought together the entire Pokemon community into one stream. Anyone could participate and everyone was part of the fun.
User avatar #152 to #7 - profkitty
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(03/02/2014) [-]
Okay, but why did they worship a fossil?
User avatar #159 to #152 - inomgod
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(03/02/2014) [-]
The game allows you to "use" the fossil, which provokes the long, slow, process of Oak stating the famous line "now is not the time to use that!".
The players would, for hours on end, try to "use" the fossil, essentially worshiping it, when they were lost, or most particularly, arguing about which way to go. This was a way to stall until an agreement was made, essentially, a filibuster.
Anyway, the Helix fossil eventually was revived and became Omanyte-Omastar.
#156 to #152 - krystalkitty [OP]
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(03/02/2014) [-]
It began as a joke when people were constantly going to their inventory and clicking on the helix fossil by accident during Pokemon battles. It looked like they were worshiping it every time. Eventually people decided to create a "religion" out of it.
User avatar #158 to #156 - profkitty
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(03/02/2014) [-]
Ah, thank you for the kind informative comment.
User avatar #160 to #158 - krystalkitty [OP]
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(03/02/2014) [-]
Happy to help~
#11 to #7 - theorangefox
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(03/01/2014) [-]
My childhood movie!
#165 to #11 - rockamekishiko
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(03/02/2014) [-]
**** YES
**** YES
User avatar #30 to #11 - spanishiqiustion
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(03/01/2014) [-]
what is it
User avatar #31 to #30 - theorangefox
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(03/01/2014) [-]
Digimon movie!
User avatar #166 to #31 - lieutenantderp
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(03/02/2014) [-]
Actually I think that's Summer Wars
User avatar #32 to #31 - spanishiqiustion
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(03/01/2014) [-]
oh
#9 to #7 - krystalkitty [OP]
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User avatar #8 to #7 - daaaaarkstar
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(03/01/2014) [-]
Makes sense. Wish I watched it now, thanks.
User avatar #10 to #8 - krystalkitty [OP]
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(03/01/2014) [-]
A new stream is starting up in 24 hours if you're interested. I think we're going to be doing gold/silver/crystal next. I just replied to myself...

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