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@  Vexwing : (22 February 2020 - 03:26 AM)

I watched L.I.L.Y.Cat on there a while back, it was surprisingly good.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 February 2020 - 08:47 PM)

@Dekafox, no DTP, but they DO have LILY Cat ;)

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 08:46 PM)

For me, it's "chocolate therapy".

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 08:32 PM)

Tonight dough owns my soul.

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 07:28 PM)

Stupid, delicious Ben & Jerry's.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 06:42 PM)

Ahh. I remember watching Bubblegum Crisis 2020 or whatever.

@  Dekafox : (21 February 2020 - 06:25 PM)

Next you'll say they have Dominion Tank Police and L.I.L.Y.Cat

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2020 - 06:06 PM)

Bubblegum Crisis, going by several shouts down.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 05:38 PM)

BGC?

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Enjoy the fudgy icing of this Hostess Cup Cake!

@  Telly : (21 February 2020 - 02:31 PM)

harlock is on tubi as well. not dubbed though :(

@  Rhinox42 : (21 February 2020 - 01:19 PM)

Blugh, the english dub of BGC is atrocious.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I might need to update my software, or they face regional limitations, cause I found no evidence of either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 10:31 PM)

DUDE! Starcom and COPS are on Tubi too!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 09:29 PM)

Spiffy! The english dub of Bubblegum Crisis on Tubi. It's gotten so hard to find these oldies on modern streaming services.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:44 PM)

And now I know and now I know and now I know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:31 PM)

Oh, oh, people can you hear me? People can you hear me? People can you hear me?

@  Echowarrior : (20 February 2020 - 06:39 PM)

Let me go-o-o-o!

@  Telly : (20 February 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Galileo Galileo!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Very very fright-ning me!

@  Sabrblade : (20 February 2020 - 04:02 PM)

*thunder and lightning*

@  ▲ndrusi : (20 February 2020 - 03:46 PM)

Ah, ah, ah!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 03:33 PM)

Already did. It didn't take long.

@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.

@  CORVUS : (18 February 2020 - 04:33 PM)

Hook up your sprinkler system to a canister of healthy organic carrot-juice. The kids won't be able to get off your lawn fast enough.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 03:59 PM)

Just use the hose.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM)

Ask bing. It'll be a FAR more effective answer.

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Google, how do I get those durned kids off my lawn?

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Please ignore.  Old man here apparently doesn't know the difference between the "Search" field and the "Shoutbox" field.

 

Also doesn't know how to delete from the shoutbox

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.


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#21 Magnusblitz

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 02:05 PM

Can you elaborate more on "winner will be chosen based on the accuracy of their bracket"? Are later rounds worth more? Almost every real March Madness game doubles the points for each additional round...



#22 Princess Viola

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 02:44 PM

my bracket will be way off, but i'll be pleasantly surprised if it isn't

 

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#23 Kalidor

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 02:51 PM

It's really just for fun. Ultimately I'm not sure if we can enforce bracket accuracy, nor should we really penalize people for not getting it right since there's not actually a competition. 

 

I think if you participate by filling out a bracket then we'll put you in the running for winning the loot.

 

We just want people to get into the spirit and have fun. 



#24 Jalaguy

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 03:23 PM

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I maaaay have flipped a coin to decide each match...

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 03:35 PM

WITNESS MORTALS THE POWER OF MY JIVEY EDITING IN MICROSOFT PAINT PART DUEX  SINCE I FORGOT A WINNER

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 05:13 PM

The graphics work is just so cool. And the seeding order seems pretty spot on, some real work went into this.

As I do during March Madness, I am rooting for preconceived ideas to get smooshed into paste.

[Edit: Going to declare myself ineligible since I worked here, I filled out my bracket because it's fun]

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#27 Kalidor

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 07:18 PM

Graphics were done largely by ChessPieceFace. I did the site headers but he did ALLLL the stuff like in my sig. Shattered designed the brackets, created this forum and did all the seeding stuff since we're all sports idiots who have no idea what any of that means and I think Nightviper tweaked the bracket design Shattered had created.

 

Just to give you an idea of how fast this went from idea to completion, the post that says "Hey, here's an idea for a community event" was made on March 9th. 



#28 Galenraff

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 10:27 PM

Right.  I'll just call Defensor "Duke" right now and complain about my bracket all month accordingly.

 

To get to the championship he presumably has to go through Devastator, Predaking, and either Superion or Computron.  That's the more realistic scenario, but I've put in a few upsets because I genuinely believe the votes will progress in a way that will give us some surprises.  So I've tried to make a few predictions that might happen, while still hoping my boy Defensor can get in the groove, so to speak.  :D

 

But watch - Rail Racer upsets and kills me in the first round.  That'd be so typical.

 

 

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#29 Shadewing

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 12:40 AM

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Based on how I feel is the most likely the fandom will vote; I'll be very surprised if anything non-G1 gets past the second round. THe only thing I am really unsure of is Devastator vs Predaking as both seem equally popular, but went with the one that get more attention. I would also question my Superion over Computron, but Superion again has more media exposure and with his recent CW toys will probably have a big surge in popularity.


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#30 Magnusblitz

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 01:39 AM

Okay, so, this thread says we have until March 20 to post brackets. But the voting starts tomorrow, which seems wrong. So I've attached a last-second bracket to get in.

 

FWIW, two minor things I would tweak if you do this again (since you guys admit you have no knowledge of how these weird ball-throwing things called sports work, hehe):

 

1) Each round should be double the points of the last round... its tougher to get those picks correct (more chances to be wrong), no reason predicting the championship should be worth the same as predicting Devastator beating Sixturbo!

 

2) The bracket was set up a bit backwards, it should be set up in a proper 'snake' pattern so the #1 and #2 overall seeds can't meet up until the final. Instead, you have #1 and #2 meeting in the semi (and #3 in the same quadrant as #2) while the side of the bracket with #4 and #6 meet up in a semi if seeds hold.

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#31 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 08:31 AM

Equal parts optimism and contrariness.

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 08:42 AM

My ever-not-so-random selections.



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Posted 17 March 2015 - 11:11 AM

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#34 BuiLD-ThINg

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 11:19 AM

*whimper*

wHerE BUiLD-tHInG cARd?!

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#35 Galenraff

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 11:45 AM

Magnusblitz, sad though it might be, it's possible it's either myself or Gizmoboy who are the most sports-aware on the staff these days.  So the staff did take these things into account, and some decisions were made to balance authenticity with practicality.  Seeding was tough enough (and at least as arbitrary as for NCAA), but to try and seed the "regions" would have been more complex than was necessary.  From my perspective, it's not uncommon to have a tougher region in a given year, so an overall 1 meeting an overall 2 would be like a powerhouse 1v2 meeting in the elite eight before facing an easier 1 seed from a different region in the final four.  So while less elegant, it's sufficiently close to reality without being too unwieldy a process for our first time doing this.

 

We're talking about the points/contest rules/due dates, etc.  Kalidor mentioned this came about in a few days, and we appreciate people bringing up these issues.  We'll address them shortly and let everyone know of any changes (with sufficient warning to adjust entries if needed).

 

Regarding points, I just want to personally advocate for a bracket I play in each year where instead of doubling, the points are 1, 2, 4, 8, 12 ,16.  Yes, it's a lot harder to get the late rounds correct so they should be worth more, but outright doubling seems to render the early rounds too worthless.  By not outright doubling for the last two rounds, you make a lot of closer, more interesting challenges where picking the right loser for each of those rounds can actually make as much of a difference in the score as picking the right winner.  It seems to reward more total bracket accuracy as opposed to just picking the right winner regardless of how inaccurate your early round picks may have been.  Just something to consider and/or suggest to whoever runs your own favorite pools if you like that sort of contest as opposed to some knucklehead winning it just because they pick a Duke or Kentucky or North Carolina to win it all and got almost nothing else correct.  :)


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 11:52 AM

This is a monarchy, not a democracy! Long live the king!!

 

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#37 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 12:00 PM

Magnusblitz, sad though it might be, it's possible it's either myself or Gizmoboy who are the most sports-aware on the staff these days.  So the staff did take these things into account, and some decisions were made to balance authenticity with practicality.  Seeding was tough enough (and at least as arbitrary as for NCAA), but to try and seed the "regions" would have been more complex than was necessary.  From my perspective, it's not uncommon to have a tougher region in a given year, so an overall 1 meeting an overall 2 would be like a powerhouse 1v2 meeting in the elite eight before facing an easier 1 seed from a different region in the final four.  So while less elegant, it's sufficiently close to reality without being too unwieldy a process for our first time doing this.

 

We're talking about the points/contest rules/due dates, etc.  Kalidor mentioned this came about in a few days, and we appreciate people bringing up these issues.  We'll address them shortly and let everyone know of any changes (with sufficient warning to adjust entries if needed).

 

Regarding points, I just want to personally advocate for a bracket I play in each year where instead of doubling, the points are 1, 2, 4, 8, 12 ,16.  Yes, it's a lot harder to get the late rounds correct so they should be worth more, but outright doubling seems to render the early rounds too worthless.  By not outright doubling for the last two rounds, you make a lot of closer, more interesting challenges where picking the right loser for each of those rounds can actually make as much of a difference in the score as picking the right winner.  It seems to reward more total bracket accuracy as opposed to just picking the right winner regardless of how inaccurate your early round picks may have been.  Just something to consider and/or suggest to whoever runs your own favorite pools if you like that sort of contest as opposed to some knucklehead winning it just because they pick a Duke or Kentucky or North Carolina to win it all and got almost nothing else correct.  :)

 

The issue I'm most concerned with is, how are the winners within the brackets chosen? I'm deeply against it being left up to some kind of popular vote. Too much potential for folks to "spoil" a 1-vs-16 seed contest that would never have happened in an actual contest between the characters (assuming, of course, the seeds were at all accurate to their relative strengths). In the actual NCAA basketball tournament, 2-vs-15 upsets are rare, and I don't think a 1-vs-16 upset has EVER happened. I simply can't imagine any popular vote scenario that does the seeding justice.

 

But how to do a contest "randomly"? A coin-toss doesn't really demonstrate the strength of a 1-seed vs a 16-seed, and that imbalance of strength should be addressed. Whatever the set-up is, it should allow for upsets without destroying the relative strengths that we've attributed to the characters.



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Posted 17 March 2015 - 12:11 PM

I know the overlap between the first round closing and due date for brackets is odd and unfortunate, but quite honestly we had so little lead time for this event and the first round is so obvious that I didn't see this as an issue. I'd rather have more entries and have the first round essentially just be a practice round. It didn't seem right to only have a 12 hour window in which to post your bracket. Everyone is on the same page of being able to post their final bracket at the same time. Feel free to edit right up until the deadline. Changes will be accepted right up until the March 20 11:59pm EST deadline.

In terms of the internal mechanics of how we will assess the accuracy of each bracket in terms of winning the Cheetimus prize, we will indeed be using Galen's 1, 2, 4, 8, 12 ,16 system.

#39 Kalidor

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 12:14 PM

Next year I'll convert the characters to my D20 game system and then battle out with dice and terrain in a Google Hangout that everyone can tune into.  :thumbsup



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Posted 17 March 2015 - 12:33 PM

Wow. You really know how sports work!

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