Overly Sarcastic Productions - History, Literature, Mythology and Tropes, in under 15 minutes.

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Overly Sarcastic Productions - History, Literature, Mythology and Tropes, in under 15 minutes.

Post by Ares » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:05 am

I just recently discovered Overly Sarcastic Productions, which I can thank Kreuzritter for introducing me to. It's a YouTube group that creates concise breakdowns of various topics, from mythology to history to tropes to literature.

Their breakdown on Frankenstein and Dracula have been great, and their ability to summarize something as dense as Journey to the West has been phenomenal.

I'd highly recommend it to anyone who's been interested in these kinds of stories but doesn't have the time, or has wondered if the commitment some stories required would be worth the read.

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Post by Davies » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:11 am

I'd like to echo this, I just spent most of the last two hours watching their stuff.

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Post by Ares » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:19 am

I know, right? I just finished watching their renditions on Heracles and Cu Chulain and MAN are these videos good.

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Post by Davies » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:01 am

For a short introduction to the feel of the series, try the Philosopher's Song.

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Post by Jabroniville » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:20 pm

My favorite gags are all the O Fortuna motifs every time something scary happens, and that "Love Music" that pops up every time hawtness arrives on the scene- the story of Selene & Endymion (to answer the Sailor Moon fans... YES) features BOTH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KL6o6glC6Fg

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Post by Ares » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:31 am

Just topping this in case no one's seen it. Very good stuff here. I might start linking some of my favorite entries.

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Post by Batgirl III » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:35 am

My Young Wards actually turned me on to this series. I highly recommend it.
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Post by Woodclaw » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:56 pm

I've followed it for a quite a while. Admiteddly more for the myths summarized videos.
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