Sunday, September 28, 2014

Geekdom Madness: Quarter-Final - Tall Tales

Next in the Quarter-Finals is another odd match-up you guys chose.

Another Week?!

Yes, my editor over at Jedi News got swamped and couldn't get my article out on time. He told me that it'll go up next week, but to send on my usual schedule anyway. So...two week in a row next time!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Geekdom Madness: Quarter-Final - Cat and Frog Victor

Somehow, I'm always surprised.

The Victor for the first round of the Quarter-Finals is....

Jar Jar Binks
"Mesa accept dis with muy muy humility!"

Out of 14 votes, Jar Jar received 64% to Catwoman's 36%. What really blew me away was not only the number of votes (We've had higher, but not really since the beginning), but that the majority of them came on Sunday.

Here's the breakdown. Check back tomorrow!

How exciting!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Geekdom Madness: Quarter-Final - Cat and Frog

Welcome to the Quarter-Finals of Geekdom Madness! We've had a lot of surprises so far, and the competition is getting tense! We're closing in on the end, but we've still a ways to go.

So let's get to it!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Geekdom Madness: TRG - Madmen with Boxes Victor

No contest, really.

The Victor for the eighth and final round of The Real Game is....


Calvin and Hobbes
"Surely you concede I deserve it!"
Out of 13 votes, Calvin and Hobbes received 69% (9 votes), while the combined regenerations of The Doctor only received 30% (4 votes)

Here's the Breakdown. The Real Game is over. Tomorrow, we start the Quarter-Finals! 

Not far now...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Victor Update

Pollsnack got fixed, and Indy did indeed win 70%-30%.

The Blogger poll looks like it's going well so far, though. Here's what I feel...

Blogger: Less lead-up time needed; can set an end date so I don't have to rush home at 5:00 to end the poll; tells how many votes each one got.
Pollsnack: More dependable; Better aesthetically for the blog; More accurate percentages

So I put it to you guys to tell me in the comments which poll you prefer, and I'll go with whichever seems to you guys to work the best.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Geekdom Madness: TRG - ...*Blank Strare*... Victor?

Well, we keep having poll problems, but I've been working on a solution. I've been on Pollsnack's tech support chat, and they're looking into the issue. But they won't be able to do anything until Monday, and this competition has gone on long enough without things further delaying it. The Quarter-Finals are just around the corner, and I know we're all eager to keep on going.

I'm keeping the poll up on the Pollsnack site so that we have something to test when their IT team comes in. In the meantime, the last time the poll was working one candidate had enough of a lead that I can say that the "Projected Victor" is:

Indiana Jones
"That depends on how reasonable we're all willing to be."
Now, again, Jones is only the Projected Victor. I'm not adding him to the Breakdown until the issues with Pollsnack are resolved one way or the other, and if it counted votes from the "wheel of death" days, the vote may shift back. However, the last time the results were loading, Jones was leading by almost two-thirds of the vote and Raggedy Ann was in hot water.

Naturally, since the Pollsnack people aren't getting back to me until Monday, that means I will have to find another way to bring you tomorrow's poll. BUT IT WILL BE HERE TOMORROW! That I can certainly guarantee, so check back!

The official results of this match with the full breakdown will come during the week after I've resolved issues with Pollsnack.

UPDATE: Well well well, Blogger's poll appears to be somewhat fixed, even though nobody updated that particular tech support thread. I'm leaving my test poll up all day, see how it fares for everyone. If it lasts until tomorrow without eating votes again, I'll use it for next week's match. Though I will watch the results VERY VERY CLOSELY!!!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Anatomy of a Scene: Dooku Tempts Kenobi

(Originally Written for Jedi News)

One of my favorite scenes in the entire Saga actually comes from Attack of the Clones, in a scene labelled on the DVD as “Obi-Wan Captive”, but I always think of as “Dooku Tempts Kenobi.” For a while now, I’ve been meaning to put my (admittedly amateur) analysis skills to the test and really pick apart this sequence.

Guess What!


Going to give it an extra day, but if it's not fixed by tomorrow I'm calling the vote based on who was in the lead the last time I saw the thing.

I really hope I don't have to go find ANOTHER poll program.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Geekdom Madness: TRG - Tall and Small Victor

Low vote count this week, but the winner was clear.

The Victor for the sixth round of The Real Game is...

Jack Skellington
"There are few who deny: at what I do, I am the best!"
Out of a paltry 9 votes, Jack received 78% to Stewie's 22%. He IS the Pumpkin King.

Here's the breakdown. Check back tomorrow!

Take him home first. And apologize again!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Quadruple-Feature/The RULES

This post is two-fold. The first is to announce that I've seen four movies in the last two weeks and I now have the time to review them, so those'll be coming once a day for the next week.

The second, after the break, is to remind everyone what we're doing here