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  1. 10 years. 10 years on this community. I’m not alone to have this kind of milestone celebration, but I know we’d feel the same way. What a long time it has been. I never even actually planned for my time on SBC to end up lasting this long until I came into terms with the fact that I’ve become so attached to this website. I’ve been meaning to make it my goal this year that I get a lot of things done; my life on the internet and my own real life. I might have said this for every other year, but knowing that I’m going to be 25 later on, I have to make it happen. Time will only tell when I’ll stop being a regular member on SBC. I’m glad enough that I’ve stayed long enough to celebrate this milestone along with a few other longtime members. The best way for me to celebrate this occasion is with something that I’ve been meaning to do for a long time, something in which I haven’t done since a long time too. For all those that I’ve gotten to know very well, I have some of my own words to share. So without further ado, here are some shoutouts. My official anniversary isn’t for another two days but since I feel like some others will celebrate with these, I’m posting these earlier so anyone else can have their own time to celebrate: @4EverGreen: I never thought I’d start with you, but here I am. I appreciate how very well you stick your guns and keep your composure even after the many times someone like Hayden would make a wisecrack about you. Although I was also somewhat like that during my earlier years, I knew to stop when I started came to terms with the person that you tend you be ages ago, while I’ll still make an occasional wisecrack whenever you make one about you-know-what-singer-you-hate-to-death. Other than that, I appreciate how dedicated you are with your own writing. While I have only recently read bits and pieces of your recent work, I also must say that I like how you have a style like no one else has. Just keeping doing you. Enough said true believer. @70s: The eponymous former site leader during SBC’s early days. We’ve had our strives and I’ve endured drama on your part, same with tvguy, but even back then, I’ve appreciated the time you’ve taken yourself to be a valuable member. IIRC, you were one of the first few members of tv.com’s SpongeBob community to give me feedback from when I started my spin-off writing career. I remember it very well being negative, but it still serves as a reminder of how much better I’ve gotten in writing from in that span of time. Heck, since discovering your Bikini Top spin-off, though it has still aged gracelessly, I was committed to become the serial spin-off story writer that I’ve been for a long time thanks to it. You’ve matured a lot since you’ve started to open up about your real self, and in the process, you’ve become one of the more pleasant members of this community that I’ve come to know. @Aquatic Konquest: I love your graphic designs, especially some of the skins you’ve made for this site and I respect you for being one of my fellow Truth or Square backers. @CDCB: You are one of the funniest members I’ve known and considering that we’re both animation industry majors on the spectrum, it’s no surprise how we’ve gotten along so well. If you’re still focusing on your future animation career, I’d love to see it take off while I continue to work my way towards it. @Clappy: I like your reviews and your style of writing them. I always have. You’ve also inspired me to do my own entertainment reviews (and also Doug Walker, but I regret taking inspiration from him), including for my own preferred medium, so I’m thankful for that too. Also, because I haven’t said this before, congrats on your marriage, man. @Coffee_lover: I haven’t seen you around for a while on SBC and there were a few times we’ve talked. If you’re still there, I just wanted to say that you’re my favorite shitposter on here and while you have some of the hottest SpongeBob/animation takes I’ve seen, I appreciate how well you discuss them. @CyanideFishbone: We’ve squabbled a bit about music tastes a few times while you still very much regret your past self, but hey, all is still good between us. You have good taste in music and as well as some good taste in anime, considering how your review of MHA S3 got me interested in the series (I haven’t read your review to avoid spoilers, but I will soon once I’m up to that speed). @dmandamanAndKnuckles: You’re really great at the competitive scene on SBC and also a cool person to be around with. @E.V.I.L.: We haven’t spoken to each other in ages, but I want to let you know that I still think you’re a cool and humorous guy. @Funyarinpa: Although I’m by no means a sports fanatic like you are, at the very least I could say that I appreciate your contributions to this site (and on SBM before it sunk so low), especially during the Metalgate and Third Renaissance periods that we’ve all endured. Being a bit of a fan of Wander Over Yonder myself, I also respect your devotion to it. @G4RY SMELLY: Even if I don’t love Up as much as you do, we still have some common ground since I do love Up and I love Pixar as well. here’s also hoping that you find the cure for your itchy balls. @HawkbitAlpha: I’ve known you since you were a member named ACS who was hellbent on trying to “destroy SBC.” You took a rather long time to erase that past self of yours and mature, and when you matured enough to return to SBC, you earned a lot of my respect. I know it’s cliché of me to bring this up and contrast it the person you are now, but most others here said it best that you’ve had the best redemption arc out of any former enemy of SBC. If anything else I could add, I have stopped being mad at (or to an extent, stopped caring about) ACS by 2014 and I was silently willing to give you a second chance when you first spoke on SBM about making amends. You were young then and now you’ve grown up by a lot. You’re also one of the smartest members I’ve come to know, so I commend your political knowledge compared to my lack thereof. @Jackie Chan: No contest, you are my favorite SBC god. You can kick my butt any time. @JCM: You’ve made yourself out to be a great site modder and as well as a great site leader. Also, while I haven’t mustered up the time to read most of your writing like for most other fellow spin-off/lit writers here, from what I’ve seen, you are a talented and humorous writer and I appreciate you for continuing to give the writing forums a pulse. @jjsthekid: There’s so much I could say about you, but I want to keep things fair and not provide too much. You’ve been one of my greatest friends on SBC since our first year on here. We’ve both been making names of ourselves within the spin-off/lit community. Every once in a while I still have convos with you on Discord about things like Pokemon, Spyro, and other topics we’re both keen on. Most of all, you remain one of the biggest contributors for SBC, organizing events, keeping things in order, communicating with other fellow members, etc., so it’s no wonder a lot of my gratitude goes out to you. @kev: I’ve got to hand it to you for giving me some support and feedback for my entertainment reviews. Other than that, you’re a funny and cool guy, plain and simple. @Majesty Yuka: We’ve been close friends since around 2012 when we’ve been exchanging some funny jokes, including the time where I’ve been inspired to go by ‘the gnarliest stuff in the ocean.’ Ffs, I even made a serialized joke spin-off where I wrote a version of myself to be a serial killer who makes burgers out of lethal seahorse radish based on your request. It’s no surprise to see why I’ve remained a close friend, since years later you would open up about your own personal life issues and I would come around to give you my support. Enough about you and I though, the rest of these words are for you alone. You are an amazing and unique artist. That and you are one of the nicest and most supportive people I’ve come to know in this community. @Mr. Kite: It’s always nice to have someone interested in the animation medium as much as I am. Also, because I have my review to prove it, I’ve enjoyed your writing on your Lit, so I’d still like to see you continue it later. @NegiSpongie: You may be done with posting in the spin-off/lit forums and I have seen little of your writing myself, I’ve heard from word of mouth on fanfiction.net ages ago that you are one of the most respected SB fan-writers there, so if I do indulge in your writing at some later point, I do feel like I could enjoy your writing. Aside from that, I respect you for being one of the biggest SB fans here. @Nick Cannon: I commend you for being able to moderate SBC even after knowing that you have epilepsy. Other than that, I respect you for being one of the few other music critics on the site and for being a pretty outgoing guy. @Old Man Jenkins: You’re a talented and humorous writer (We wouldn’t have had Skodwarde without you, man) and an all-around chill guy. @OWM: We’ve hardly talked to each other, but I can certainly tell you that you've done a great job as a site moderator. @Patty Rose: I admire your art and your graphics for SBC. You’ve made some great contributions to the site, so I know you make a great co-leader for the community. You just keep doing what you do best, girl. @President Squidward: Being friends with you was something that took time. One of my earliest memories of you was through some of your posts in that old, infamous Frozen 2 thread, when you still had that weird Disney hate boner. Years later in 2017, I would find myself bonding with you over our own frustrations towards YT’s TTG-hating-circlejerk cartoon analysis community before we began talking about our own interests. I like how you’re a man of many interests and you’ve gotten me openly curious about subjects like Wunschpunsch, Plaid, and Karl Hadrika’s work though I haven’t started delving into either of those things yet. You’ve outdone yourself in showing your devotion towards your interests by evolving from the Squidward crossovers guy into the leader of a Squnschpunsch movement that even you got me into. While I still got to create my own Squnschpunsch drawing due to your overlord request, I am focusing on that and I assure that you’ll love it when it’s done. @RarityOdd: No question about it, you have the biggest heart within the community and you’re one of SBC’s most dedicated members. Even while English wasn’t your first language, I respect how well you’ve communicated with each one of us. Heck, you and I have been close friends since our first year on SBC, when we were Phineas & Ferb defending “fugitives” in a timeframe when some of the members would scream bloody murder over anyone expressing their love for the show. Putting aside those weird times, it’s good to see how you’re still close to us and the forums even after you’ve decided to stop keeping up with the series that this website is built around. @Renegade the Unicorn: It’s hard for me to muster up the time to read most of the stories archived on SBC, so I’ve merely seen bits and pieces of your writing, but I still respect your creative drive and dedication to then and as well as helping keep the spin-off/lit forums alive. @Sauce Mama: You live up to your old handle, Serving Up Smiles, and that’s an understatement. Simply put, you’re a very pleasant, amazing, and even sometimes a cool person to be around. @SG19: We’ve rarely talked to each other. Regardless, I respect you a lot for being one of the few OGs still dedicated to being part of this community. Also, and I’ve only heard of this through JCM’s shout-outs thread, congrats on your college graduation. @Snom: Like most other fellows, our relationship started off rocky. And like most other members, I would understand you better later on and respect you as one of our biggest OGs. You were an interesting person, which made writing your fictionalized self on UWS S3 fun. Not only that, I appreciated your support for my said spin-off and as well for being one of the biggest competitive players on SpongeBob Jeopardy, though I wasn’t around for most of Trophy’s and your victories. @Sweat: I like your eccentric taste in music, as it has gotten me openly curious about some of your favorites. Other than that, I’ve also enjoyed your Squidward Chat! spin-off. @teenj12: I wish I could say this to you earlier, but anyways, congrats on you for focusing on your publishing career. It’s sad to see that you had to prematurely end some of your Teenjverse stuff. Regardless, I still respect you for your contributions to SBC, your contributions to the spin-off/lit writing community, and for taking this big step towards your own life. @terminoob: Now you, you are the true OG since SBC wouldn’t have been made without you. Early on, we’ve had our disputes. Despite that, I always thought you were a cool guy. I like your passion for the animation medium and I love your artwork. If you’re still focusing on your graphic novel career, I’m eager to see it take off and then I could be one of the first few hundred or thousands to witness your work. @tvrepairman: I’ve had to endure a lot of your drama in the past. As the years came by, you’ve matured by a lot. You may be too pre-occupied with your own personal life to pop up again and find this, yet still I wanted to let you know that I respect you for all that you’ve done for this community. I became an immediate member thanks to you and sbs1fan promoting the heck out of the old forumotion site on tv.com (a.k.a. the MySpace of my time). Back when you were an active writer for the spin/lit forums, I respect your consistent creative drive and your articulateness for your young age at that time. Even though it got you a little too far a few times, I respect your serious devotion to keeping SBC alive and active until you were done co-running the site. @Tyrion Lannister: You’re an underrated and talented writer based on what I’ve seen of your spin-off/lit writing and you’re just a cool person in general. @WhoBob: Along with a few other members, you are one of my fellow entertainment nerds. You’re great at writing your reviews on top of being a great person to talk to. @WinterArcanine: I know I wouldn’t forget to mention you since you are my partner in crime in defending the greatness that is Truth or Square. I also commend you for your big devotion to SpongeBob in general. @WoahResurrectedCrap22: I’m surprised how well you took the criticism and cheap jabs that some of us had given you back in 2010-2012 in retrospect, even after I’ve said it numerous times that I was personally ashamed of writing a Lit satirizing you to the point of erasing it. That goes to show that you’ve matured. Although you seem to have left the site on your own terms or probably due to some drama on Discord that I wasn’t completely aware of, I feel you’re still out there continuing on to do better things. @Wumbo: While Claps got me interested in doing my own entertainment reviews, you inspired me to do my own music critiques through your own pop music reviews. Your passion for music is undeniable and those reviews of yours come out on top most of time. You’re also a competent writer, knowing your past history as a spin-off/lit writer. @Young Nug: You’re one of the site’s best pop culture debaters and as well as one of the best former admins we’ve had. It’s a shame that I don’t see you around so much anymore since you’re focusing on your own real life outside the net. So here’s hoping that you’re making the most of your life right now. And a special thanks to everyone else that I couldn’t give a shoutout to. The rest of you mean a lot to me. -Finally, I also have some shoutouts to those who have either been inactive for years (or for several months) or are outside of SBC yet still remain important to me and are worth my own words: Classic Nickelodeon Fan 1: I appreciated your input on the spin-off/lit forums, as well as for the rest of the site when you were a mod. You’re a really nice and creative guy too, so it’s no wonder why we still miss seeing you from time to time. ExKizuna: Oh boy. I had squabbled with you more than anyone else. You’ve caused a good enough amount of drama in the past too. When you’ve had the reputation of being a “cool” and “badass” member, some of the things you’ve done here haven’t aged well. How some of us used to write you on our respective Lits haven’t aged well either, given the whole Ex SBC Lit curse as Jjs’ Riffing Theater described it. I’m also never going to forget the time you were trying to get me banned before we both made amends on XAT. Despite how I feel about your past, you still remain important to me for a few reasons. Having talked with you, I’ve learned when I needed to stop talking, I’ve realized how much of a pest I was for consistently asking to be a mod during my first year, and I’ve learned to grow a backbone (although, sometimes, it wasn’t all for the right reasons). I also feel like you may have regrets of your own past self since those moments happened a long time ago, and if so, I’d say you’re still cool in my eyes and I hope we can still be…moddies (jk, i won’t ever call us that again). Goosebumpsfan2: I’ve known you as Goosebumpsfan here on SBC and on tv.com. I’ve known you as The Regurgitator on the Phineas & Ferb Wiki. I’ve known you as Spongey444 on SBM and on your own blog. Of course, we had our rough times, including when I’ve heard about your fights outside of SBC with SOF. We’ve had some good times too as you were the first person to stand by me for loving P&F. In addition, I’ve read a few of your entertainment review on your respective blog and I must say, you’re quite a good reviewer and I’m glad to see that you’ve been making a living out of something you enjoy doing. Homie: I want to thank you again for your bravery during the Third Renaissance and for letting us all know about your story. The more I got to know the person that you are, the clearer it was to me that you’re one of the most mature and smartest people on SBC. You’re pre-occupied with your own personal life, so I can see why you’re no longer active on here. Nonetheless, just keep being strong. Jane: I still remember very well when you were once known as Teamwork/Stancakes. I also still remember when you ended up getting banned on XAT before getting banned on SBC once because you couldn’t control yourself, all back in 2016. Even despite your behavior back then, I’ve always thought you were a cool enough person to talk to on the forums and while you’ve outgrown SBC, I respect you for your soul-searching that made you redeemed and earned your unbanning. Also, while I’ve seen little of your digital artwork, I love what I’ve seen of it. MadameCat: I’ve haven’t heard from you since you ended up getting banned on tv.com in 2011 while the pre-movie/post-movie debates were still going on there, so this is going to feel like I’m talking to a ghost. Still though, I at least want to reach out to you with nothing more than some words on your behalf. While my experience with Ex taught me not to be a doormat, looking back at my regretful experiences of targeting you during the so-called nostalgia disputes taught me how important it is to respect the opinions of others and it taught me to treat people online like how I want to be treated. However you’re doing now, I hope you’re making the most out of your life. I haven't heard from you in such a long time, yet you still remain in my mind because of this solemn reminder. Sabre: The last that I’ve heard from you, you logged back in one day in 2015 to tell us that you’re focusing on your job as a television writer in your home country. If that’s still your career, then I give you cheers for continuing to move on to great things. I still miss you a lot though. SpongeSebastian: You weren’t just one of the first few friends I’ve made on tv.com when I first joined. You were the OG member of the SpongeBob internet community. Since those early days, you were the first guaranteed person any other member on tv.com would know when they were introduced to the community. I don’t see you around anymore, but I still appreciate your contributions a lot. tvfan95: You left the community on such an odd note, but the SB spin-off writing world would’ve never existed without you making it into the creative movement that it was since 2008, so I have some respect to give to you. Thanks for reading and here's to another year of SBC.
    25 points
  2. A few days late, but I really wanted to think this over instead of rushing some uninspired stuff out. Still kind of wild to me I've been here 10 years, sometimes it feels like I'm in some wild acid trip that I haven't quite awaken from (and if I am, don't wake me up please). To get it out of the way: Nah, not doing shoutouts. Don't have enough time honestly, and I'd rather not retread ground Steel already did in his. Instead, I'm just going to focus on my personal sentimental SBC nostalgia. I'm going to list off my favorite SBC memories, events, and spin-offs/lits, which are three important aspects that made up much of my SBC life to me at least. To start it off, here's my top 10 memories of the community: My Top 10 SBC Memories: #10: V5 Dolphin (2010) - The release of this version really changed SBC forever, beginning the transition from a bunch of scrappy rebels to an eventual full fledged website. #9: Becoming Lead Admin (2015) - It still feels unreal to me that was 5 years ago now. I'm getting too old for this! 2015 was pretty much my peak but I am glad to still be leading to the best I can. #8: Xat (2009-2018) - Yeah, sometime it sucked balls, absolutely. But when xat was great, man, did it give way to some of SBC's greatest treasures. The xat ping is an iconic noise that will forever rest in our hearts. #7: SpongeBob Jeopardy (2011-2019) - It had its highs and lows, but I truly did enjoy hosting this for 8 years. I'm glad Pictionary has been a successful replacement. #6: SpongeCraft (2015-2019) - While it sucks it petered out in activity by the end, the beginnings of SpongeCraft in early 2015 were some of my favorite SBC memories ever honestly. SC gang represent! @sbl @OWM @Patty Rose @DarknessDG #5: Joining SBC (2010) - duh lol. Honestly wouldn't have joined if it wasn't for both 70s and sbs1fan convincing me, so they have a special place in my heart for that alone. #4: Becoming a Manager (2010) - June 20th, 2010 was quite a historic day for SBC when @tvrepairman and I became admins together. Like it or hate us, it undeniably had a big impact and it's a memory I will never forget. #3: Orca 8 (2012) - SBC legit would've died if it wasn't for this version. Summer 2012 was a hell of a nostalgic time for me and this was a big reason why. #2: Starfish 11 (2015) - IPS 4 has been my favorite software we've used to date and I love how it turned out for V11. Fall 2015 memories mang. #1: Riffing Theater 3000 (2013-2018) - Some of the riffs haven't aged well, but man, helming this really made up a lot of good memories for those 5 years. My favorite SBC projects have been ones where everyone collaborated together and this executed it a lot better than it had any right to. I laughed so many times during this and also cringed many times, but it was a ride I'll never forget. While I personally have no plans for a revival or continuation anytime soon, never say never either. Events have become a big SBC staple, and I thought it'd be different to list my favorites from the past decade. My Top 10 SBC Events: #10: March Madness 2013 - I won't deny, yes, this event got a bit too wild for its own good, and four teams were undeniably a dogshit braindead idea, BUT goddamn, my nostalgic moist meter can't leave it off of here. It was our first true teams event, setting in motion 7 years worth of competitions, and it was fun as hell, even with the obvious problems, it made for a fun ride. At the end of the day, that's what can go a long way for some of these events. Special thanks to SOF for even making this event a reality as honestly I think people undersell how important this was in shaping future SBC events. #9: Octerror Fest 2012 - In many respects, this was our first true large scale event and therefore, I can't leave this off either due to its legacy. It introduced iFish too, which I can never forget. This was just a fun first step into our "real" events, and it makes me nostalgic for that late 2012 period, man. #8: Rodessance (2018) - When SBC commits to an event theme, it goes all out in that theme. This one wasn't a mindblowing galaxy brain cosmic magnum opus or anything, but it was just nice and fun, and the western theme led to some amusing shenanigans. It felt like a nice cap to SBC's wild summer that year. #7: Snowcember Ball 2019 - For the final competition between the Band Geeks and Drasticals, this was the best way to go out. It was close as hell and I love that type of competition. Even outside of teams, there was so much to do, moving trivia contests to quizzes was a much needed change, and the skins were some of our best designed ever (thanks Fry Cooks ). In many ways, this event felt like the end of an era honestly. Speaking of close competitions... #6: March Madness 2015 - The first real Band Geeks vs. Drasticals event, and it was our closest event ever, which kept everyone on the edge of their seat throughout. This finally felt like it perfected the teams formula, and wow, did it pay off. #5: Fab Beats February (2017) - One common criticism people understandably have with our events is that at times, they get too same-y. I think this is a rare outlier that cleverly subverted those expectations in a meaningful and fun way. The major focus on SBC Music made it feel so different than anything else and gave it a chill vibe throughout. Given SBC's long history of music stans, this added an extra layer and flavor to its depths and made it feel like a nice celebration of those aspects of the site. #4: SBC's 10th Anniversary (2019) - A fun, sentimental and at times, bittersweet, trip down memory lane that truly shows how amazing it is how far we've come. The final Jeopardy is one aspect of this I won't be forgetting anytime soon, that's for sure. And special thanks to all the users who sent in their hearty speeches about what SBC means to them, it meant a lot to staff. #3: The Super Spongy Square Games (2016) - You know me, I love some good competition, summer, and an Olympics theme. All three of those combined together made for a sweet ride on my nostalgic moist meter. The medal system was also a nice way to give recognition to people who came in 2nd and 3rd places, making it feel like anyone really had a chance throughout this. (and yes, a sequel is coming this year boys) #2: Spin-Off Festival 7 (2017) - Hands down, my favorite iteration of the Spin-Off Festival. It was active, the games were poppin', and spin-offs/lits really got those creative juices flowing. As time passes, summer 2017 is becoming nostalgic for me and this is a reason why. #1: Camp SBC (2015) - Sometimes, an event doesn't need to be huge to be great, but rather, the atmosphere and circumstances surrounding it. I think for me personally, this event encapsulated SBC for what it truly is: a community. Everyone had fun together during the games (arguably some of our most active ever) and more quieter aspects throughout the event. It was a great end to our summer and was a great little transition into Starfish 11 a month later. This was an experience I'll never forget. And last but most certainly not least: My Top 10 Spin-Offs & Literatures #10: Person: Boy Nincompoop (by @Tyrion Lannister and @CDCB ) - As a big Jimmy Neutron stan, this was made for me. It's a shame this never continued, but I understand why. #9: Community Deathmatch (by @Old Man Jenkins ) - You know what they say: It's just posts! I await the conclusion, whenever that may be. #8: Keeper of the Spatula (by @NegiSpongie ) - A very underrated gem the more the years go by. As a Lord of the Rings fan, I enjoyed the references a lot. #7: Team SpongeBob (by @teenj12 ) - Never did I see a bigger glow-up of a spin-off than this. By the end of its run, it truly became its own beast and really showed how much teenj grew as a writer. #6: Underwater Survivor: SBC Style (by @Steel Sponge ) - The Total Drama of SBC of the 2010s. When this was starting out, I religiously looked forward to this almost every week. It was my jam as a teenager, for real. I had so many fond memories speculating over this and looking forward to what would happen next. I do miss it, but at least it ended on a high note when it did. #5: One-Time SpongeBob Characters: Where Are They Now? (by @Wumbo ) - This was a cute, fun and different type of spin-off that made clever usage out of SpongeBob's very, very, very large cast. #4: The Krusty Train (by The_Cartoon) - Likely an obscure one to many now, but this was one of my favorite reads on tv.com as a kid, and I eagerly awaited every chapter non-stop. It had great stories, world-building and was just an overall fun ride. It's a shame Cartoon never gave it a proper ending, but oh well. #3: JCMovies (by @JCM ) - I won’t mince words: A good chunk of SBC literatures have aged like shit (which isn’t anyone’s fault really). But this is the one exception that has managed to stand the test of time. JCMovies is hands down one of the funniest creations ever posted on this site and it will never get old to me. I'm glad JCM brought it back for a 5th season and hope to see more whacky adventures. #2: Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy: Unite! (by @terminoob ) - Legit the best superhero spin-off ever posted on SBC or tv.com, imho. If it wasn't for this, I wouldn't have made my own Mermaid Man spin-off and I really appreciate it for that influence. #1: Spin-Off Action (by @Clappy ) - The original Total Drama of SBC and much like UWS was for me later on, this was my original jam, hands down. On tv.com, this was what I legit looked forward to on a daily basis. Clap made a great crossover series that paid respect to spin-offs of the time. Even if the revivals never panned out, I'm happy I still have the original to look back at in the future. That's all for now, see ya.
    21 points
  3. For those who did not see the announcement on Discord last night, to start off the new year, @Patty Rose has now been promoted to a Manager, taking former admin teenj's missing spot! Because of her hard work the past few years as a site graphic designer and contributions in general, we figured it was time for a well-earned promotion. Also, in a pseudo staff update, @RarityOdd and @sbl will now be official event coordinators from now on starting this year. They will be helping staff out with planning events and games, and will be working with us a lot more closely from now on. Give them a congratulations as well!
    17 points
  4. was gonna create a Big Dumb Thread but y'all have been through enough recently so I'll just post my message here: I'm moving on from SBC. Not to do with anyone in particular, but mostly to do with the fact that I've frankly felt uncomfortable over the past few months still being here and being in a completely different stage of my life than I was when things first started. I suppose these recent events have just kind of exacerbated that this isn't where I should be anymore. I don't have any more time to spend on Internet drama and frankly I'm embarrassed by myself for how much I still catch myself up in. Wishing you all the best moving forward, and I'll still be on Discord if you ever want to talk individually. Peace.
    15 points
  5. This time two weeks ago, I was on top of the world. I had just gotten my first kiss, I got to see other members of my immediate family for the first time in a year and a half, and I was starting to enjoy work again for the first time in years. I thought I could actually find some sort of happiness in my life, which has seemed unattainable for so long. Now, that relationship that I thought might happen clearly won't, I've been fired from my job, and I've lost a member of my immediately family for the third time in five years. It's just so deflating having the possibility of happiness dangled in front of me just to have it yanked away for yet another reminder of how alone I really am in this world. This isn't a sympathy post. I'm not about to do a fake resignation like the developer before me. I know I earn a lot of the mockery I get on SBC and Discord, particularly because I have a tendency to speak without thinking. I've made sure to get a good night of sleep (or as good of a night of sleep as my chronic insomnia and stress will allow) before typing this up, so I hope there aren't any misunderstandings: I do care about SBC. I wouldn't still be keeping it online if I didn't. I've been here for close to ten years, and the majority of that time, SBC has been an escape from the worst parts of my reality. I'm hoping it can still be that for other people, but it isn't that for me anymore. The mockery, deserved or not, has worn me down, along with all of the RL stuff I've already elaborated on. So, I'm taking a break. It's been a long time coming, and it's something I was planning before things went from bad to worse for me yesterday. Hopefully, I can find some happiness under this avalanche of misfortune, but I'm going to have to do it independent of SBC this time. I'll still be on Discord in general, and I'll stay on Hawk's Discord named after that Lorde song unless he deletes it or kicks me out for not paying rent, but my time on SBCCord is over, at least temporarily. I also won't be posting on the forums much, but I haven't been posting here much, anyway. I do hope I'm back sooner rather than later, but I can't give an estimate of when that could happen. Maybe it will be a month from now, maybe a year from now, maybe this will be the last thing anybody sees from me. If something on SBC breaks, message me and I'll fix it. Otherwise, you probably won't get a response. Please don't take it personally if that happens. See y'all later.
    15 points
  6. i have covid.....but i think my taste is coming back yay! wear your FUCKING MASKS
    15 points
  7. Something I drew back in 2018!
    15 points
  8. Many of you may know me from SBM. I spent about a decade there with some time missing in the middle and spent a few months as a mod. Unfortunately, life commitments took me away from the site and as I was visiting SBM tonight to try and find something in an old post, I saw that many users migrated here and decided to give it a shot. I wish I had a flashy story about running away from responsibility or spending that time as a superhero or something, but I don't. I apologize for the inconvenience. All is well! Lately I've been hanging out on Reddit, but its' not nearly as personal as the Spongebob community and so I decided to give this another try. A few basics: my favorite color is pink, my favorite hobby is writing and I'm working on novel projects, my favorite Spongebob character is Fred (I'm also leaning toward Patrick at the moment), and my favorite Spongebob episode combo is New Digs/Krabs a la Mode, which it's been for years. I also love Big Pink Loser. You'll learn more about me later. Here's hoping to get to know some of you!
    14 points
  9. https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/28569438/sources-kobe-bryant-daughter-gianna-die-helicopter-crash We've been talking about this on the discord for the past few hours, but I figured I'd make a topic on the forums as well. First off, seeing Gianna pass away is devastating. Nobody should have to lose their life at 13 years old. Absolutely heart wrenching. Being the huge basketball fan I am, I imagine this day is for the basketball community what Michael Jackson passing was for the music community. Kobe truly was that transcendent. Being a 2000s kid who grew up a huge fan of basketball, this news hurts me deep down. My heart hasn't been this heavy in quite a while. This is certainly the first celebrity death that's made me feel this way, and for good reason. Being a Celtics fan since I was a little kid, I grew up hating Kobe on the court. Above this hate though, was a very real level of respect. His game was so fun to watch. He was fearless. He was fast. He was electric. Truly one of the greatest of all time. Kobe was a master at his craft, and his dedication to the game of basketball is something I admire. I hope I'm able to find something I can dedicate myself like Kobe did to basketball. The mamba mentality is something that really transcends basketball into not only other sports but really anything. Even though I never had the privilege to meet Kobe, or even see him play in real life, he still made a tremendous impact in my life. Thank you mamba for everything.
    14 points
  10. It is with a sad heart we must announce @Cha has decided to resign from her Fry Cook position on staff. This is due to her needing to take care of real life situations and she felt it was best for her mental health to step away. We will miss her graphical contributions dearly. She has contributed many good skins, iFish items and emotes with the rest of our incredible team that will still be around In regards to if her spot will be filled, we've had discussions, but we're not in a rush.
    13 points
  11. Joined this website exactly ten years ago. Whew, where'd all that time go? <333
    12 points
  12. So, I haven't exactly been keeping this a secret over the last couple of days, but with the start of the new month and the second anniversary of my taking over this server, I'm ready to announce this to the public: SBC is moving to a new server, one that is completely controlled by me and that will hopefully have none of the negative side effects that came with me running a server I didn't set up and never felt super comfortable playing with. Some of you may have questions, and I'll do my best to address as many of them as I can so there aren't any more surprises. When is this server move happening? The server you're currently on will be taken down this Friday, July 3, and SBC should be fully set up on the new server the day after that. While I know this seems insanely quick, it comes after over a month of work, as anyone in staff can tell you I've been planning with this date in mind since late May, and I believe I can bring back enough of SBC to go ahead and do the server move on that date What from SBC won't be coming back? Anything coded by SBC's main developer before me won't be coming back. That includes the store, badges, iFish, member icons, and the now-discontinued games SpongeBob Jeopardy, SpongeBob Wheel of Fortune, and Dunces & Dragons. Any SBC features you use from now on will either be coded by me or outside developers. We are looking at replacements or subtle evolutions of the store, badges, and iFish, and while I don't care that much about member icons and find them ugly and distracting in a lot of places, I can bring them back, too, if there's excessive clamoring for it What will happen to the badges/iFish/whatever I've already purchased? The actual badges and iFish items will still exist in the new server, and I'll make sure there's a way for you to access them so you can download them to put them in your signature or whatever you want to do. You simply won't have a method to automatically put them in your posts anymore, and the Who's Online widget with the iFish will be retired as well Will all of my posts, DMs, and statuses be on the new server? Yes! At least they should be. Since this is such a big forum, some things may get lost during the move, but this isn't like going from Forumotion to vBulliten. SBC will still use the same software with all of the core features, so everything should come back other than what I've already described, and you should be able to log in with the same username and password you had before the server move Is is too late to change your mind about this? Yes! If you have any other questions, let me know in this thread. SBC has gone through a lot, which is why I was reluctant to make a change like this right after taking over the server. I didn't want the actions of one man to cripple an entire community, but with this site's ability to bounce back from what was easily the darkest moment in its history, and with the vibrant community that has developed on Discord, I'm not as worried about a decline in activity on these forums killing SBC as a whole. SBC has always been more than just a bunch of topics, more than fake fish in clown wigs, and more than those who were admittedly important to its development but unnecessary to its future. The lifeblood of SBC has always been the friendships it created, the opportunity it gave to many of us to find listening ears where we wouldn't otherwise have them. I couldn't kill that even if I wanted to, and while I'll try to preserve as much of SBC's history as I can, I'm much more excited for the future of this community, the first community many on here has known, and the strongest community I personally have ever been a part of.
    12 points
  13. Holy crap! I've been on SBC for 10 years. Honestly, i didn't think i made this far, and how i've been makung grood friends here on the forums, xat and Discord. I just wanted to thanks to everyone who were being supported me. It really means a lot to me. When I first joined SBC, which i was migrated from TV.com. I didn't realized how amazing this place been. it was such a wlid ride over the years. from moving forumotion to vBulltin to IPB. I also had fun chatting with you guys in XAT & Discord. There was weird times when we were noobs days, and how we were back in. Persionally, 2011 was one of my favorite year in forum-wise. my personal fave SBC skin is v5 Dophin and v8 Orca. As for favorite SBC feature? i would say iFish which i rreally liuked it tbh. I'll probably do top 10 personal fave SBC event tomorrow. But yeah, it was such fun & exciting place to be part of SBC member. and the best of all, you guys are one of kindest users
    12 points
  14. Submissions have closed! Our final total was 22 lists: not as much as 2019, of course, but enough to keep the lights running. Big shoutout to @jjsthekidfor his help in finding submitters! I'll be posting a full list of everyone soon. The fewer amount of lists also means that this list will work in... mysterious ways. Expect many curveballs. So are we ready? Let's go! SBC's Top 50 Worst Episodes Ever! (2021 Edition) 50. "Now little sneagle. Ready to do some laundry?" The Cent of Money – 36 points 5 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #15 @RD Rockruff) (-24) Season: 7 Writers: Casey Alexander, Zeus Cervas, Dani Michaeli Plot: Mr. Krabs exploits Gary's natural magnetism for his own benefit. We begin our list with a huge dropoff—one of the biggest you'll see on this list. The episode itself is notorious for combining "jerk Mr. Krabs" with "abused Gary," two of the fandom's most hated themes in the show. And for good reason—it's pretty heartbreaking to see Mr. Krabs push around a snail with so little agency, especially since you can see how visibly uncomfortable he is. It is also the only source of humor in the whole episode—every joke seems to rely on the fact that Gary is magnetic, and he is being exploited for that quality. This episode deserves a spot on any worst list, with or without a dropoff. 49. "This is my friend! If you want to get to him, you're gonna have to go through me!" The Monster Who Came to Bikini Bottom – 43 points 6 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #9 @WinterArcanine) (NEW) Season: 7 Writers: Aaron Springer, Dani Michaeli Plot: Patrick meets Rrarrg, a gigantic sea monster. This is our first new addition to the list, and the first one to also make my own. The whole "Legends" miniseries was dead from the very start, and this episode is proof of that. The idea of Patrick befriending something hideous like a monster isn't even a bad concept—but it simply doesn't know what to do with its time. There's at least a whole minute dedicated to the two laughing and staring at a snowglobe. This duo seems like it should be meant for a fun episode of mayhem, but it drags thanks to these boring shenanigans. Squidward and the police showing up somehow fails to get this episode off its feet at all, and by the end, you wonder what the point of this episode even was. Glad to see it placed.
    11 points
  15. Hey, all you people! Hey, all you people! Hey all you people, won’t you listen to meeeeeee… We’ve just got an update, no ordinary update - an update filled with jellyfish jellyyyyyy! It’s that time again, Mr. Krabs. Time for a brand new SBC version as our Easter present, and this time, we’re in the season of the jellyfish! We’ve upgraded to the newest version of Invision Power Suite, 4.5, which is a lot more bolder and brasher. To get expectations in check off the bat, don’t go into this new version expecting a parade of new features, as that kind of backfired on us last time. One key theme of this version was “spring cleaning”, where we polished up on a lot of subtle details and cleaned out some unnecessary filler here, making the site more streamlined. Now, here’s what’s goodies we have for you... New Skins V14 Jellyfish Time to get out Ol’ Reliable for the V14 default skin, V14 Jellyfish! Bikini Bottom’s finest find themselves turned into jellyfish in this new skin, featuring a new SBC logo and new forum headers courtesy of Cha! What’s more, with the banner we have brought back the slick, rounded corners of yesteryear! V14 Jellyfish Dark Enjoy Jellyfish Fields at any time of the day! The dark version of V14 Jellyfish takes you into a nice quiet evening in Jellyfish Fields. But hold on, who’s in that jar over there…? Steppin’ On The Beach! Fancy a more summery look? Then try Steppin’ On The Beach, a new theme based on Goo Lagoon! With this skin, you’ll be livin’ like Larry in no time! New Features Return of turntable.fm - SBC Music 7: The legend returns. That’s right, the original music sharing site, turntable.fm is back from the dead, serving as our SBC Music room from here on out! This will be a nostalgia rush for 2012-2013 users, and new members will also finally get a chance to have fun here. The site is accessible for desktop and mobile. Our room is located here, and the password to access turntable is “speakeasy”. You will need to make an account there, which is a simple process. To celebrate the new version and for everyone to see the room, we’ll be hosting an SBC Music party tonight at 8pm EST after Pictionary! Come on down! .fmbot: A new bot related to music and last.fm data has been added to the Discord! Please read sbl's Google Doc for information and an all-in guide as to how it works and how to use it! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kjMa-2ZVtn_lmS54_HO7aAR8Yv9SP45Q-Jy1D7ERG-U/edit Emojis: 21 brand new emojis have been added to the forums. 5 of them are imports from our Discord, thanks to our Loyal Customers who voted for their favorite emojis. 10 are new SpongeBob stickers made by Cha, and the other 6 are new default emojis also made by Cha. Topic Summary: Any thread that reaches 10+ pages will now get a nifty statistics widget detailing cool facts about the topic, showing under the first post on every page! New Store Items: Each store section has new goodies in stock, so here’s a run-down of what each section added. Community Store: 2 new items: The first is Change Username Color (5,000 doubloons), which allows you an easier way to change your username color to any of our fancy groups. The second is Rock, Paper, Scissors, Spock (200 doubloons), a gambling item that takes the place of lottery. Note you can only use this item once every 12 hours. Skin Store: 3 skins are now purchasable: Episode Explosion Extravaganza!, Sea Legs (LC only) and Midnight Sponge (LC only). iFish: 23 brand new regular items have been added to celebrate the new version, 7 of them being Loyal Customer exclusives. The following items have been added for everyone: Ink Lemonade, Kelp Nougat Crunch, Bran Flakes, Hatty Patty, Scooter Pants, Baby Yoda Head, Baby Yoda Cloak, BLM Flag, Pansexual Flag, LGBTQA+ Flag, Bisexual Flag, Nonbinary Flag, Transgender Flag, Lesbian Flag, Wheelchair, and Hearing Aids. The following are Loyal Customer exclusives: Igor Wig and Glasses, Tyler the Creator Golf Hat, Classic John Lennon Wig, Classic George Harrison Wig, Classic Paul McCartney Wig, Taylor Swift Wig and The Weeknd Suit. Special thanks to Cha and sbl for creating these. Collectable Pins: Our collectables category has been revamped with a fresh new slate to choose from. For those who aren’t aware, you can use these “pins” on your iFish characters now instead of them solely being collectables that gather dust in your inventory. These default pins are all reused Moods images; we like to recycle! Updates Revamped Rules Page: Our rules have received a major overhaul accompanied by neat category images created by sbl. Forum Changes: The Kelp Forest section has now been renamed to Jellyfish Fields for V14 skins. Posts also now officially count in the Industrial Park and Ask Me for good starting today, as we did not see a point in this restriction anymore. Skin Changes: V11 Starfish, V11 Starfish Dark and Battle for Bikini Bottom Community are all now Loyal Customer exclusives. The Stephen Hillenburg Community has also received a brand new banner in the V14 format. We have also fixed an issue mobile users may have had where the backgrounds on several skins were squashed and stretched too much. Farewells Skins: The following skins have all been permanently retired: Orca 8.4, Attack on Bikini Bottom, Midnight in Bikini Bottom, Jellyfish Fields, Tropical Sandy, V11 Rose, and The Gay Brothers Community. Emojis: We’ve done a major cleanout to our list of emotes, getting rid of outdated and unused ones. Quizzes: Due to lack of interest, we’re discontinuing the Quizzes application. However, we are going to be replacing it with something even better in the future: Kahoot! That’s right, we’ll be hosting official Kahoot games for our trivias, streamed through Discord, coming soon! We hope you enjoy the update. If you have any problems, please let us know and we’ll resolve them in a timely manner.
    11 points
  16. As of today, SBC is now 11 years old! It's hard to believe as the years keep increasing and we keep feeling older. Thanks to everyone who has still stuck by us even in the current year.
    11 points
  17. Hello my friends and foes. After a weird hiatus from a weird year, Uncle Wumbo is here to go on this ride once again. What SpongeBob episodes shall we not only deem the best of the series, but also endlessly fight over in the comments section? Will Cheap Walk Cycles finally reach that elusive victory? I can't wait. Submit a Top 25 list of your best episodes, IN ORDER, preferably from 25 to 1 for consistency's sake. PM me either here or Discord. Feel free to edit your list after you send it, at any point before the deadline, which I am tentatively making June 29. That gives you pizza toppings a month to cobble 25 episodes together, that oughta be enough. One quick rundown of how the scores will be tallied: Episodes will be awarded points on an inverse scale. An episode ranked at 25 on someone's list will get 1 point, an episode at 24 will get two points, and so on until a #1 episode gets 25 points. Order matters! After all lists are tallied, any tiebreakers will go through a 3-tier system: First tier: The episode on more lists wins. If still tied... Second tier: The episode with the highest individual ranking on a list wins. If still tied... Third tier: I pick my favourite, because what are you gonna do about it Get those lists in! Remember, it's about getting as many lists as possible to represent the best consensus possible. Lemme know if you have any questions. Happy listin'!
    10 points
  18. Alright its a couple days early woohoo woohoo im just like doug ford reopening ontario SBC'S Top 50 Best Episodes Ever (for 2021)
    10 points
  19. @magic the veemon@Aquatic Konquest@Steel Sponge@4EverGreenTHIS IS OUR TIME TO GET TOS ON THE BEST LIST
    10 points
  20. As some have noticed, we've had a Fry Cook spot vacant all year due to Patty's promotion to admin. Today, that spot is finally being filled, by none other than sbl! After his ways of helping out staff over the past two years, we felt he finally deserved an official place on our team. Congrats @Frosty the Snowman! We look forward to his future contributions on our graphic team.
    10 points
  21. http://nickalive.blogspot.com/2020/12/veteran-nickelodeon-animator-tuck.html Tucker had been a storyboard director and writer for several Season 5 episodes, then continued to be a supervising storyboard director until Season 8. He also did work on other numerous Nicktoons such as Rugrats, Fairly OddParents, Jimmy Neutron and Mighty B. May he rest in peace.
    10 points
  22. https://ktla.com/news/local-news/black-panther-star-chadwick-boseman-dies-of-cancer-at-43/ Genuinely heartbroken and frozen up right now.
    10 points
  23. No sexists and incels allowed on SBC from this point forward!
    10 points
  24. Hello my friends, it is I, the wondrous Mickey Mouse! Yes, it is true, Disney has purchased The SpongeBob Community for a small fee of twenty dollars! From this day on, you shall be called The Disney Community and bow to the iron will of The Mouse. A beautiful skin has been set to show off Disney's true power. For my takeover, I have brought two friends with me, one of whom you may be very familiar with: @Thanos and @Jedi Master Yoda! I promise I will be a fun overlord, and by the end of the day, you will want me to stay around forever!
    10 points
  25. Damn, i feel old. Today marks my 10 year SBC Anniversary. I feel proud to be part of SBC. special shoutout to @jjsthekid @Steel Sponge @Majesty Yuka @Randall Weasott @Patty Rose @Aquatic Konquest @President Squidward @OWM @Katniss @Wumbo @70s @CDCB @teenj12 @E.V.I.L. @Nosferatu! and @Goobz for being good friends with me over the years!
    10 points
  26. https://people.com/tv/betty-white-the-golden-girls-and-hot-in-cleveland-star-dead-at-99/ 2021 really had to get in one last middle finger to us huh. She made it to 100 in my heart.
    9 points
  27. For those who didn't saw my post on Discord.
    9 points
  28. 2. "Hey! Don't you go crying on me! Crying never solves anything." Stuck in the Wringer – 317 points 20 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #1 @Steel Sponge) (-1) Many episodes in this list are divisive: some people don't think of them as bad at all, or even like them. But I've still yet to meet anyone who wants to defend this stinker. While I don't hate it nearly as much as I did before—some parts are just too laughable for me to even dislike—it still manages to be a terrible, terrible slog. The wringer itself doesn't create any real new situations other than being annoying and getting in the way, which can't carry an episode. Of course this has to continue for the vast majority of the episode as Patrick and the Bottomites bumble around and say some of this episode's most infamous lines. The much reviled ending, while stupid, is really the only way they could've ended an episode like this. I guess it was dead from the start. 1. "Nope, it's gotta be you, son. You're canned. Here's your pink slip. I'm giving you the axe." SpongeBob You're Fired – 320 points 17 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #1 @dmandagiraffe) (+4) Yep, you're reading this right. A razor-thin margin thrusts SpongeBob You're Fired into the number one spot. I'm actually in the minority here, since I didn't rank this episode at all. But it's infamous for a good reason. SpongeBob has been fired many times before, and now you want to turn that concept into a 22-minute special? There are so many scenes of him just walking around doing nothing in particular as scenes desperately trying to be funny unfold around him. No one cares if it represents his loneliness or isolation—it's just not good TV. The different restaurants he tries to work at afterward are cookie-cutter copies of themselves—they're boring and sameish and don't have any good jokes about them other than... lame visual gags relating to what food they serve. And of course, the status quo restores itself by the episode's end. Did you notice every single plot point in this episode is lifted from another? SpongeBob has been fired, he's sulked for extended time periods, moved to a quirkier restaurant where he only cooks Krabby Patties, and of course is sent back to the Krusty Krab after everyone realizes they need him. There isn't a single original thought in this episode, and for that I can see why it creeps into everyone's list. Thanks to everyone who liked, submitted, or even followed us on this journey through this show's lowest points. I leave you all with three links: the full list of all episodes tallied, every list submission I received, and the link to Wumbo's best episodes list. (go submit!) Feel free to use this data to peer over, grill me if I made any mistakes, or do something real cool with it, I don't know. Have fun! Full List All Submissions
    9 points
  29. 4. "Thank you, daddy!" Ink Lemonade – 274 points 17 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #1 @magic the veemon@OWM) (-1) This episode's release was like no other one before. How bad can an episode be to break the top 10 just days after its premiere? Well, as bad as Ink Lemonade is. My new least favorite feels like the culmination of every misstep and wrong turn fans think the show took throughout its extended lifespan. Do you want bad writing? Here's a bunch of muddled and confused twists and turns showcasing a weirdly sadistic and uncaring Patrick. Do you want boring and aimless scenes that exist to fill time? All our characters now repeat themselves when doing any action ever. Do you want unappealing designs? I don't think I need to say much about this. I'd be surprised if another episode manages to reach the lows this did, even if something like The Nitwitting came close. 3. "Oh, look at me! I'm a baby!" Squid Baby – 287 points 16 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #1 @WinterArcanine@El Jacko) (-1) Rock-a-Bye Bivalve's tortured son takes the number three spot on this list. All I can do with this episode is negatively compare it to that much better episode that may or may not be making a certain other list of ours. Of course both episodes have their limitations because babies just don't do much, but Squid Baby finds a way to make it... unique. Squidward drools, chews and people, and does his best to make this a terrible experience for all. It would be fun to see SpongeBob and Patrick become tired, aching parents if there weren't another episode that already did it better and in much greater depth. After much of the same at the Krusty Krab, he shits. I'd say the episode gets worse after this mark, but not really? SpongeBob looking for a place to change Squidward (I did not want to type that out) is really just much of the same except in a much worse context. And then blah blah blah he goes back to normal even though hitting his head again should make it permanent. And Squidward is stuck in a shitty diaper! Hooray! Maybe it's good that this list is almost over. That's right, our last two episodes will be posted tomorrow. You should have an idea of what those two are by this point, but the suspense continues anyway. Stay tuned!
    9 points
  30. 6. "Well, it's like they always say back in the old country, lad." Pet or Pests – 229 points 15 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #1 @Bob Carotte) (0) Pet or Pests has kept in place this year, and for good reason. It's ugly. The colors and the storyboards are among the show's most reviled, especially on SpongeBob and the worms he nurtures. This is actually one of the better screencaps I could find, and it's from one of the most infamous scenes in the episode. It's slow. It feels like half the episode is dedicated to the Gary-Wormsley rivalry, which of course doesn't go anywhere. The rest of the episode is a bunch of bizarre scenes that also lead nowhere: a ringing doorbell, a dismantled truck, and a bunch of squirting vomit. All while SpongeBob struggles to lend the worms to a crowd of half-remembered characters who all say the same things. It is Chocolate with Nuts, but bad. Oh yeah, and there's something about the old country in there? 5. "It's been 10 years since I started the SpongeBob SquarePants Fan Club, and he's here in person! I'm finally gonna meet me idol!" Truth or Square – 244 points 12 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #1 @hippythehippo@The Helpful Mexican@RD Rockruff@Less_SpongeBob) (+4) It's confusing, disjointed, not particularly well-written, and has some of the best visuals in the whole show. The live-action sequences reach "so bad it's good" territory only episodes like To Love a Patty have been able to reach in my eyes (shoutout to Patchy flipping through a Rolodex and cornering Robin Williams in an uncomfortably long sequence) The SpongeBob scenes are crisp and beautifully animated, but they're basically just a horrifying fake clip show that tries to familiarize you with SpongeBob by showing you brand new sequences that don't relate to anything at all. It's structured more like a parade of Family Guy cutaway gags rather than a real episode. Everything seems to have this strange bitter cynical tone like The Sponge Who Could Fly, almost like they resent working on the show. (I wonder who could've made those contributions?) I would never put this on my list, and it does have some brave, brave defenders, but The SpongeBob Holiday Special will always have a strange, strange place in series history.
    9 points
  31. 18. "My diary! Squidward! How could you?!" Little Yellow Book – 112 points 8 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #1 @CyanideFishbone) (+2) This has made a small climb this year, even with a new #1 and the addition of it to my own list. I've finally gotten around to hating this one like I properly should've, because most of it is built on complete BS. The first third is quite boring, but the second seems devoted to making SpongeBob do wacky and random things for its own sake. There's never any secret that's revealing or interesting to SpongeBob as a whole—most of them are just "if I hear/see this, then I will do something funny." These aren't the kinds of secrets people want to write down in their diaries anyway, so what's the point? This is something you would have in your "secret personal diary" which makes up the very bad ending. Once SpongeBob realizes what's happening to him he cries, and then suddenly Squidward is the bad guy despite everyone knowing it was a diary and someone's secrets were being revealed. You could call this realistic, but I call it stupid. The very last third is Squidward being miserable as the whole town shits on him back to back as he shits on SpongeBob once again, and the ending shows that all of it was just a total time sink. It reminds me of Fools in April, except worse. Why didn't I have this episode higher, again? 17. "Why are you still alive?!" Demolition Doofus – 115 points 9 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #2 @SpongeOddFan) (+14) I ended up cutting this one from my list in favor of the last episode, but it still managed to make a huge climb. This one is just very miserable to many people, which I understand. At this point, there's been eight whole seasons of Mrs. Puff suffering at SpongeBob's hands. Has it come to the point where she wants to kill him? Well, for many fans, no. It's a pretty dark progression to the loose arc she has. The actual demolition scenes are quite bland for something that's meant to kill SpongeBob, aside from some of Puff's more infamous lines about demolishing him. Overall, it's very unfun and goes nowhere. Puff can't catch a break.
    9 points
  32. 34. "We already won the tournament." Shuffleboarding – 69 points 6 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #6 @SpongeOddFan) (+3) Season: 6 Writers: Luke Brookshier, Nate Cash, Derek Iversen Plot: SpongeBob and Patrick get to be Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy for a day. Terrible pacing in this one. It can't focus on one thing. There aren't any important plot developments in what seems to be the first half of the whole episode, aside from Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy getting injured. The rest is just annoying banter and screaming from SpongeBob and Patrick, usually repeating themselves. As for the second half, well, it's why people hate this episode to begin with. The reasons for jailing the Bottomites range from goofy to forced and awkward up to just ridiculous when they detain Man Ray and Mabel. None of it is funny or interesting and it reminds you that you could be watching a damn good episode with the real Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy in it. Combined with the crap ending, this was enough to make my list. 33. "I had a spatula once. A real spatula. One that stood by me through thick and thin, through grease and gristle, and I betrayed his loyalty, like a fool!" All That Glitters – 72 points 6 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #5 @Steel Sponge@JCM) (+5) Season: 4 Writers: Zeus Cervas, Erik Wiese, Steven Banks Plot: SpongeBob breaks his spatula, and must find a replacement. This was once considered one of the series' very worst, especially as we now see what came after it. But that doesn't mean it still has its share of haters, who helped get it this far this year. This one is just very boring. The scene at the Krusty Krab with SpongeBob and Le Spatula is three straight minutes of dialogue, none of it being funny and half of it just repeating the same things. Speaking of Le Spatula, the thing itself is incredibly pointless—it takes about five minutes to develop the thing only for it to leave in a matter of seconds. They do try to develop an emotional connection with the old spatula, but it's mostly in jest. However, it does cause him to cry a lot for even more of the runtime, which I don't like. Once the spatula randomly comes back to him on a whim, I'm reminded as to why this used to make top 10s regularly. Not something I'd put on a list now, but it is an omen of what was to come for later seasons.
    9 points
  33. 36. "Grrrrr... SpongeBob betrayed us!" The Sponge Who Could Fly – 63 points 3 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #4 @magic the veemon@dmandagiraffe) (+25) Season: 3 Writers: Paul Tibbitt, Kent Osborne, Merriwether Williams, Jay Lender, Sam Henderson Plot: Patchy finds the lost episode, which follows SpongeBob's dream to fly like the jellyfish. Here's an unorthodox pick that made a huge rise this year, after just making into last year's Dishonorable Mentions. While I've never found anything in pre-movie to be particularly bad, the SpongeBob segment definitely isn't anything special compared to the rest of Season 3. It seems kind of... fake because of how cynical the whole episode seems to be. Nothing in the segment is serious—much of the songs and dialogue are very cheesy and phoned in, and the plot is completely laughable and nonsensical. The Bottomites immediately finding ways to take advantage of SpongeBob embodies this the most, I feel. The Patchy segment, though, is perhaps the best in the whole show. The surreal goofiness is a lot more positive here, which works when you see stuff like Patchy being swirled around on a playground or destroying his SpongeBob merch. It's a bold yet very confusing 22 minutes, and one that certainly feels like the writers are ready to end the show. Which they did, of course. 35. "Such perfection from your little lettuce hair to your rosy ketchup cheeks right down to your mustard smile." To Love a Patty – 64 points 5 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #9 @JCM) (-3) Season: 5 Writers: Casey Alexander, Zeus Cervas, Eric Shaw Plot: SpongeBob falls in love with a Krabby Patty so much, he refuses to eat it. This episode, once a mainstay in the top 10 of these lists, has been falling dramatically and continues to do so now. By this point, I find it hilarious. The absurdity of the plot ends up wrapping back around into "so bad it's good" territory. Some of my favorite scenes are actually what were once considered the "worst," like him murdering a bunch of scallops and eating the disgusting rotted patty. I can't bring myself to hate any of the scenes anymore, even though they're by all means some of the show's worst. If a lot more episodes were as weird as this one, I'd be looking at post-movie a little different.
    9 points
  34. 38. "Have you learned nothing about sharing?" Yours, Mine and Mine – 61 points 5 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #11 @Steel Sponge) (-16) Season: 7 Writers: Luke Brookshier, Nate Cash, Steven Banks Plot: SpongeBob and Patrick fight over the "Patty Pal," the new Krusty Krab toy. I don't have much to say about this one other than it stucks. SpongeBob and Patrick acting like annoying toddlers all throughout this episode isn't enough to prop up an interesting plot. The many, many minutes of bickering combined with a lifeless chase sequence to top everything off make for a bland, limp episode. 37. "I knew it was too good to be true!" A SquarePants Family Vacation – 62 points 6 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #6 @The Helpful Mexican) (+15) Season: 8 Writers: Aaron Springer, Sean Charmatz, Derek Iversen Plot: SpongeBob, his parents, and Patrick go on a family vacation. This episode breaks its own back just to fill that 22-minute time slot, and it really shows. It spends too much time on boring, mundane shit instead of actually showing the viewer a fun, worthwhile vacation. The padded intro doesn't connect with the rest of the plot at all (in fact, it connects more with other episodes) and is never mentioned again. There's also an awkward scene with a redneck mechanic, a very boring scene at a playground, and several minutes of SpongeBob and Patrick acting stupid and running from monsters. Does that sound interesting to you? And to cap everything off, there is a very abrupt and inconclusive ending to remind you how much time you just wasted. (there's an intro, but no outro?) Granted there are some OK parts to this episode, but they're short and not worth mentioning.
    9 points
  35. I wake up today and I hear this shit. This timeline sucks. RIP to one of my favorite rappers, his chillout flows and production is killer. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/mf-doom-dead-1109072/
    9 points
  36. My grandma passed away today, and i'm gonna miss her so much :(
    9 points
  37. @SpongeOddFan, for a bit of a celebration of recent events, I'd like to present something that I put together over the last 30 or so hours specifically for you: On the Wings of Pride!
    8 points
  38. Hey, I've actually been doing something. I started this mini-project back in June, but I never bothered to make a thread until now. Why now and not sooner (or later)? Because I want to actually remain committed to this, and I've been slacking off quite a bit. My goal for now is to just draw the original 151, but maybe I'll get more ambitious later down the road. I hope I'm doing an okay job. Generally, I spent two days on a Pokemon, and either I redraw it a few times before I'm satisfied or I use an eraser. Today I was doing Dugtrio. This dude is not fun to draw. I'm gonna start with Meowth tomorrow since my art is pretty meh and I don't want to upload everything from before. Some "highlights" attached tho.
    8 points
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