Deuce Loosely wrote:Also keep in mind I've been showing these at panels for up to five cons each year.
I based the clips chosen for this compilation on reactions to them from all those conventions and the consistency of those reactions.
Given that, some of these clips are in my mind considered "safe" (like "Santa's Death Note" from II, "Bedroom Drama" from IV, "Head Off" from III, etc) but who knows...
I do have to agree with Krvabo that 'head on' was just not that well-executed of a gag in general, that and adult swim needed several bumps to be recognized as a running gag at all, plus it was kind of Otakon focused, so it probably doesn't belong in this one. AMVS3 definitely was generally the weakest production for overall stuff, but I must admit, I still like a lot of my clips from that one, and I really, really appreciate you using so many of them.
While the running gag didn't work, I honestly am still proud of my Excel Head On one as a stand alone, and in the audience at Otakon it did get a reaction, especially the eye twitch. The other two didn't really get one. The Hajime no Ippo Head On one doesn't really do much with the concept besides the obviousness of the punch. The Big O one was better in my opinion, but the connection and the way the shield blocked it, and the fact they were mechs was a bit of a distant connection for the medicine and it didn't seem like many people got it.
It just seemed AMVS hadn't refined the more complex running gag concept yet. 'SMOKE' was so simple and perfect that it generated the whole concept I think. So I'm glad you've got those in there. Then moonbunnychan descended from on high with a sun-like halo around her head with the Geico Money and forever changed our lives ^^