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    Hey Jasuda-san! I've discovered this great new game we can play during quarantine. It's called Pokemon Sword & Shield.
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    Welcome to SpongeBob Whodunnit?, an Arcade Anarchy event! Yup, it returns for the fourteenth edition! In this event, the goal is to figure out who robbed the prize store. Case Synopsis: As the private detective, your goal is to figure out who stole the prize store. The Magic Conch Shell only gives you two hints: it is someone who was in the arcade and they were at the prize store before SpongeBob arrived there. By June 13th, DM me on Discord or PM me who you think is the culprit! On June 14th, all is revealed and the winners will receive 200 doubloons and 200 Goober Tokens. Note: as usual, you only get one guess. Once you PM me your guess, that's it. Anecdote dates: SpongeBob - May 25th Patrick - May 26th Scooter - May 27th Monroe - May 28th Bubble Bass - May 31st Mr. Krabs - June 1st
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    Destroy them all. Not just the men, but also the women and children.
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    Finding out what episode that screenshot was from made me come back luv!
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    Happy birthday @patwalkinwmorbidlyobesekid🖼!
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    "Jump" - Van Halen
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    Interesting topic that came to my mind. (...which I should have posted months ago but I got lazy oops) If you have no idea what I mean by the "Zelda Cycle", basically what I mean is that the general opinion of seasons seems to constantly change as time passes, with one season becoming beloved and another becoming hated in retrospect. Let me explain: I'll actually start this off with Season 3 of all seasons. For those who aren't aware, quite a few later Season 3 episodes in the second half were actually not very liked much in the olden internet days. (see: this thread for an example) Obviously, S3 as a whole is liked to this very day, but it's interesting how back then, the old pre-movie fans felt the decline of the show began in that season. Then we get to the post-movie era with Season 4, where this trend officially began. When S4 was initially airing from 2005-2007, many early talkback threads from toonzone, tv.com and other places showed much, much negativity towards it. However, now as the decade has gone by, Season 4 is generally liked more than it was back then, with some even considering it "part of the classic era". This change in opinion is one of the most surprising, but a lot of the early hate could have been chalked up to the older fanbase not being used to the new style for the time after the heels of Seasons 1-3 and the movie. Then we get to Season 5, which had quite a bit of negative feedback in the 2007/2008 era as well, but there was also another split part that considered it "an improvement over S4". In the current year, while I don't know if it's necessarily "loved", I see many looking back and having nostalgia towards the season, with some even calling it "the end of an era" in some respects. Your opinion may vary here tho. Now for Season 6. This season was never necessarily liked even in the old tv.com days, although nobody really called it the "worst season ever" from what I recall back then. A lot of S6 eps were more liked than you'd think back then. Years later and the hate for it grew tenfold, with any eps that did get praise getting quashed. As far as I know nobody has really gone back and said "wow, I actually like S6" or "S6 wasn't that bad", but feel free to correct me there if so (although I really hope not). This pattern starts to get really interesting when we reach Season 7, which is the key part of what spawned this thread to begin with... Back in 2009 when S7 started, as some of you are aware, many threads on tv.com and other places were praising the early episodes, calling them "a return to form". Some of the episodes that were praised included ones such as Stuck in the Wringer, Tentacle Vision (aka "pre-movie quality"), Someone's in the Kitchen with Sandy (not joking). Nowadays, S7 as a whole is hated just as much as S6, with many calling it worse than it. Crazy, huh? I personally think the fact early S7 came out during the SpongeBash is what caused the initial praise: it was a new season during the 10th anniversary, and after all of S6, people desperately wanted to like something again. But that honeymoon phase eventually ended. Even as the rest of S7 went along, you'll see how things like Legends of Bikini Bottom actually had a few positive reviews (lmao), and the second half of S7 in general was seen as "okay" at best. I think the shift in views on S7 is the most interesting one of these. Next we get to Season 8, which is another interesting case of the cycle. As you all might be aware of, S8 was especially loved on SBC and a few other places back in 2011/2012, but a few years later, its reception drastically changed among the fandom (which I still think Enter jumpstarted but that's neither here nor there). Much like S7, that honeymoon phase ended pretty fast, with much of S8 being memed nowadays due to its blandness. Whether if the praise it deserved back then is very...questionable, since S7 at least had the excuse of the 10th anniversary. Not so much here. I'm going to talk about 9A and 9B separately: 9A wasn't really loved or hated back in 2012/2013. The only episodes that got notable scorn were the obvious ones (Squid Baby, Little Yellow Book and SpongeBob, You're Fired), while everything else's views ranged from person to person. In general though, people still saw 9A as an extension of S8 and given the love of S8 at the time, 9A still had some fans. Nowadays, 9A isn't really liked much and just kind of exists due to it being a half season. 9B was really liked for the most part in 2015/2016, but as the years go by I see some people looking back at it a bit more critically. I don't think the opinion of it has drastically changed yet per say, but we'll see in a few years time. I'm not going to analyze Seasons 10 and 11 yet because they are both still too new, and the opinions on them are very divisive rn. This begs some interesting questions though: Will Seasons 10 and 11 become widely hated in the future, or will they be looked back on in favorable lights? Guess we'll see how the future bodes on that front. So yeah, as you can tell, what I wanted to get out of this thread is to show how the general opinions on the seasons change every few years. Are there any particular reasons you think the season opinions shift so drastically over the years? Is it caused by one spark, or is it just people ending their honeymoon phases with the season and looking back at them objectively? Figured this could make an interesting discussion especially for 20 years of the show.
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