0.5x A Presses / But First We Need to Talk About Parallel Universes

0.5x A Presses / But First We Need to Talk About Parallel Universes

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frame from TV show Two and a Half Men with the actors' heads replaced with Mario, scuttelbug and Yoshi, renaming the show Two and a Half A Presses

About

"SM64 – Watch for Rolling Rocks – 0.5x A Presses" is a viral video uploaded by the Super Mario 64 glitch exploiter pannenkoek2012, where he obtains one of the game's stars through tool-assisted superplay (TAS). After the narrated version of the video was released, it went viral on 4chan's video game board /v/ due to the complex nature of its analysis, as well as the narrator's peculiar wordings and phrasings, most notably "But First, We Need to Talk About Parallel Universes".

Origin

On January 12th, 2016, the original gameplay was uploaded, featuring pannenkoek2012 using a Tool Assisted Software to obtain the star "Watch for Rolling Rocks" from the level Hazy Maze Cave using "half" of a press of the A button (by keeping it pressed from before Mario enters the level). The video gained over 13,000 views in the following week (shown below, left). The same day, a narrated version was released, explaining in detail the exploits used in the run. The most notable of these exploits was the use of "parallel universes", faraway places where the game thinks Mario is standing in the level when he isn't, which can be accessed with enough momentum. The narrated version gained over 200,000 views in the following week.



Spread

The same day as its release, the video was posted on /v/, where some users quickly picked up the parallel universes quote.[1] Though other threads about it were created,[4] the catchphrase didn't catch on until a thread from January 17th, when it was featured along a distorted image of Mario’s head.[3] Prior to being archived, the thread gained over 500 replies.


File: hawha png (678 KB, 625x468) O Anonymous 01/17/16(Sun)12:10:25 No. 324263131 >>324263773>-324267795 >But first, let's talk about parallel universes Anonymous 01/17/16(Sun)12:13:38 No.324263432 324263675 324267502 File: 1444179134880 ipg (12 KB, 300x220) >build up speed for 12 hours

Soon after, more threads were created on 4chan, flooding the board with jokes related to the video (shown bellow, left).[2] On January 18th, YouTuber João Mostarda uploaded a voice remix of the video titled "'Henry' builds speed for over 12 hours in order to cross the extent of QPUs to shitpost on Youtube"; this remix gained over 2,000 views in less than a day. In late January 2015, the video also got viral on Tumblr.[6][7]


R: 88(+0)/ 14 P: 3 >There are 12 active threads of this right now What went wrong? 2:16:45.76 Guys I think I f----- up.. >game only has 1 universe >BUT FIRST LETS TALK R: 2(+0)/ P: 3 is smile and optimism: gone.12 HOURS XXXDD >LE >yfw Super Mario 64 is PARALLEL UNIVERSES actually Super Mario remember when this sub R: 38(+0)/: 8/P: 2 I LIKE THAT (HALF) JUMP https://www.youtube.com /watch?v=kpk2tdsPh0A UNIVERSES R: 6(+0)/ P: 4 >Mods deleting vidya threads Killing memes for ree Universe where you travel across Universes like how in Super Mario Galaxy you travel across Galaxies was good RST LETS TALK BOUT PARALLE R: 5(+0)/ P: 6 What would you say is the video game parallel to Steven Universe? DWBRLD R: 6(+0)/I: 2/P:5 >/v in 2016 R: 127(+0)/1: 43 / P: 4 R: 25(+0)/: 9/P: 5 Playing Super Mario 64 for Should Nintendo reboot the the first time Any tips & Mario series? They could How many slopes you think there are in Yoshi's feet? ahah R: 32(+0)/I 6/P:5 What are some games with parallel universes? R: 26(+0)/I: 7/P: 6 HE R: 58(+0)/I: 8/P: 6 Literally one of the s-------- Mario games of all time: Why didn't they just make a 64 2. F---, I would have gladly bought a remake of 64 rather than this steaming pile of s--- tricks I should know? just make it take place in a parallel universe like what Sonic Boom is to the other Sonic games, so that way it doesn't f--- up the established canon 64 SUPER DEV LORE SUPER SUPER R: 39(+0)/I: 6 P: 7 know when the QPU ぷx Is the half A press considered canon? alings >it just can mean one but first let's talk about thing *Parallel Universes* Can we talk about how R: 52(+0)/1: 25/ P: 10 >easy to pick up, hard to R: 125(+0)/1: 34/P: 9 R: 4(+0)/ P: 8 PARALLEL Bowser used to be badass? Sure, he could be silly, but when it came down to the master Is this the best game of all time? parallel universes! favorite mario ene en between villain and hero ways played the part as a 100% evil menace Galaxy was the last time this happened

Scuttlebug

In the video, pannenkoek2012 uses a Scuttlebug (spider-like enemy) to reach the star, first attracting it in order to place it into the correct spot. Due this, Scuttlebug has gained some fan following.



Build Up Speed for Twelve Hours

One of the most notable parts of the video is when pannenkoek2012 builds up Mario's speed over the course of 12 hours in order to be able to travel the parallel universes and reach the star. Due the absurd amount of time employed to gain speed, it has become a notable joke.


A TRIUMPHANT TRUE STORY FROM THE ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR OF SCUTTLEBUG MILLIONAIRE HOURS “DAZZLING AND PERPETUALLY SURPRISING ” Ehe New York Times THERE IS NO FORCE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE WILL NOT TO PRESS A TJ "HENRY YOSHI ANONYMOUS MARIO SCUTTLEBUG MIYAMOTO 4CHAN MARIO ORANGE SHIGERU THE TIMES THE DAILY TELEGRAPH THE GUARDIAN "BRILLIANTLY EXECUTED CLASSIC" ROLLING STONE EVENING STANDARD THE HERALD THE HUFFINGTON POST "UNPARALLELED""UNIVERSAL" "UNSTOPPABLE" THE TIMES THE NEW YORK OBSERVER NEW YORK POST (兴义义义兴兴义兴义 兴义义义义 NEW YORK DAILY NEWS THE NEW YORK TIMES TIME OUT NEW YORK A FILM BY PANNENKOEK2012 HouRs To WAIT THE EXTRAORDINARY TRUE STORY OF PARALLEL UNIVERSES IN MARIO 64

Misaligned QPUs

Quadruple Parallel Universes (QPU) is a term used by pannenkoek2012 in the video to describe the set of four PU that are needed to actually travel to a parallel universe (as the engine checks the hitboxes for errors 4 times during a movement). If Mario ends up out of bounds before he goes the full distance, the game cuts his movement short, aligning him incorrectly between QPUs. "Misalignments" make it much more difficult to return to the original level, putting Mario into a limbo of sorts. Because of this, the term has become an in-joke describing something negative, frightening, or frustrating.


AR This sht really PER ARO misaligns my,QPUs MARIO SUPER

TJ "Henry" Yoshi

TJ "Henry" Yoshi is a YouTube user who appeared in the video, questioning in a comment how the "A" button could be pressed a half time. His likeness has been used in the threads as a sort of archnemesis to Pannenkoek. Henry would later go on to do an AMA session on /v/.[5]


Anonymous 01/18/16(Mon)12:46:31 No.324409872324410538 HA HA UNIVERSE MEME SO FUNNY LE 12 HOURS XDD PU posters "Henry Anonymous 01/18/16(Mon)134631 No.324409872 ▶ 22324410538 throat of wormhole HA HA UNIVERSE MEME SO FUNNY LE 12 HOURS XDD Anonymous 01/18/16(Mon)1423 06 No 324413559 22324413609 other >324413289 (OP) OH MY GOD NOBODY F------ CARES r sin φ BUT FIRST PARALLEL UNIVERSES DUDE 12 HOURS LMAO THAT REALLY SCUTTLES MY BUGS Anonymous 01/18/16(Mon14:14:39 No.324412680324413024 ITS NOT 0.5 'A' PRESSES, ITS 1 'A' RELEASE FOR F---'S SAKE. THINKING IT'S 0.5'A' PRESSES IS MORE AUTISTIC THAN BUILDING SPEED FOR 12 HOURS an a pressis an a press. You can't sa its only a half -furry deviantart avatarfag with an "original Highly intelligent Deep knowledge of science and matlh Willing to learn about quantum mechanics Curious -Eager to make discoveries character"(do not steal No appreciation of science and math Cannot understand simple concepts Enjoys shitposting Gets triggered by discussion of advanced concepts he can't comprehend Probably a brony 1, secure, loved by all

TJ Yoshi's YouTube channel has seen an influx of spamming in the comments of his videos, with remarks pertaining to the original video. On January 18th, he uploaded a video in reference to those comments.



Various Examples


MARIO IS THE ONLY PLUMBER I KNOW WHO CAN HAVE FUN BUILDING HIS DE FACTO SPEED. FOR TWELVE HOURS DOCTOR, I HAVE SOME BAD NEWS, THE BOARD IS CONSIDERING REVOKING FUNDING FOR YOUR EXPERIMENTS, THEY SAY YOUR THEORIES. . . WELL, THEY THINK THEYRE JUST IMPOSSIBLE SIR 0 6 SPD 12.HOURS THE MANY KE Y MULTIVER SE 50/o THEN I WILL PROVE THEM WRONG WHAT I PLAYED WHAT I EXPECTED ON SEV R3D WHAT I GOT change 10 (4,3) OH, WELL NEVER MIND THAT! NOW I HAVE A DEFACTO SPEEDTO ESCAPE JAIL! 4548985604696 THAT'S THE cORRECT YNCHING SPEED OPENING A PATH THROUGH NOW I THE FOURTH QPU JUST WALK THROUGH THE WALLS! Henry An A-press is an A-press You can't say it's only a half. when ur mario and haven't travelled parallels universes in 12 hours -y RI -32,768 But first, we need to talk about paralel universes

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Marty Mcfly: But this game's genre is all about running and jumping around,
Marty Mcfly: How are we gonna get there by driving a DeLorean that can't fly?
Doc Brown: I had to modify it for a new way of transportation, Marty.
Doc Brown: And I've got the route to the faling rocks star all finished, (Checks the 12-hour speed build up.)
Doc Brown: When this baby hits QPU syncing speed … you're gonna see some serious shit.
Marty Mcfly: Hey Doc, you're gonna want to back up.
Marty Mcfly: We don't have enough road here to jump from that rump.
Doc Brown: Jumping? Where we're going… we don't need Jumping.


This dude turns playing a mario game into a computer science phenomenon involving 3-D vitrual space by using in-game ludicrous speeds to achieve pseudo-hyperspace travel that requires calculations with levels of precision that relatively compared to usual vidya metagames; makes him look like a rocket scientist. Just so he can complete a level without releasing the jump button. Sweet Jesus, and I thought that the melee community had the crown of doing crazy skilled shit in what was marketed as a kid's game.

People doing video game challenges in what can accurately be described as mad science.

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