christophers robin

avery-arts  asked:

What is pooh baseball?

a few years ago, 4chan’s /v/ board discovered a game about playing baseball with Winnie the Pooh characters on Disney’s Japanese website

the thing about this game was that it was insanely difficult. the “normal” characters in the game’s earlier levels required pretty precise timing to hit their pitches, and as you progressed through the games levels and made it to characters like tigger and owl the game flat-out started cheating. tigger’s pitches would zig-zag in mid-air, owl’s pitches would turn invisible halfway through and you had to hit them on pure timing alone, and so on. it was insanely hard and everyone was enamored by it. why is this winnie the pooh game for babies insanely hard, requiring reaction times that almost seemed inhuman?

then people beat all of those characters and made it to christopher robin. christopher robin was next to impossible to beat. he incorporated every previous character’s throwing quirks and would switch them up with every pitch. he would sometimes even combine them, like pitching invisible screwballs. you couldn’t defeat him. 

everyone on /v/ loved this game. it gelled perfectly with the internet’s sense of humor at the time. people would photoshop christopher robin’s face on meteors with winnie the pooh preparing to bat the meteor out of the sky. fancomics were drawn. christopher robin became an angry god hell-bent on destroying everything in his path, winnie the pooh became earth’s last hero standing in defiance of the gods. it was insane. all because of this weird, insanely difficult japanese winnie the pooh baseball game. 

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THE SIGNS AS DISNEY CHARACTERS
  • Aries: Mickey Mouse, Jasmine, Moana, Prince Hans, Sherriff Woody, Dash, Yzma
  • Taurus: Belle, Prince Ferdinand, Kristoff, Winnie the Pooh, Syndrome, Hades
  • Gemini: Rapunzel, Peter Pan, Lilo, Kanga, Mike Wazowski, Elastigirl, Alice, Jafar
  • Cancer: Minnie Mouse, Cinderella, Nani, Piglet, Boo, Marlin, Ursula, Pacha
  • Leo: Pluto, Merida, Eugene Fitzherbert, Hercules, Jessie, Jack Jack, Gaston, Simba, Kuzco
  • Virgo: Elsa, Prince Charming, Jane Porter, Rabbit, Queen of Hearts, Lady Tremaine
  • Libra: Daisy Duck, Fa Mulan, Prince Eric, James P. Sullivan, Cruella de Vil, Queen Grimhilde
  • Scorpio: Pocahontas, The Beast, Tarzan, Owl, Buzz Lightyear, Maleficent, Dr. Facilier
  • Sagittarius: Goofy, Anna, Aladdin, Stitch, Tigger, Randall Boggs, Nemo, Captain Hook
  • Capricorn: Donald Duck, Tiana, Li Shang, Eeyore, Mr. Incredible, Mufasa, Claude Frollo
  • Aquarius: Ariel, Prince Philip, John Smith, Roo, Violet, Cheshire Cat, Scar
  • Pisces: Snow White, Aurora, Pinocchio, Christopher Robin, Dory, Kronk, Mother Gothel