Okay, let's kick this off with four matches right off the bat! Instead of going through one match per post, it might be more interesting and more efficient to see four matches ongoing. Just use your... imaginaaaaaaation! Polling starts now and ends around 10PM Thursday night, May 31, 2012. Each IP address can only vote once. You can choose to delete your cookies, and you might be able to vote again but really, are you that much of a dick to cheat at a game like this? Didn't think so.
And with that, LET THE GAMES... BEGIN!
Match 1: The Mask VS Kapibara San
Not only is The Mask invulnerable, he's also got weird shape shifting powers. Kapibara-san looks to outcute The Mask, though.
The entries are in, the die is cast. Here are your match-ups for Geek Out Face Off Tournament 2012!
In the interest of transparency, let me tell you how we came up with the order of combatants and how I picked who would be in a Triple Threat match. First off, I listed down all the names of the contestants along with their chosen combatant character in an Excel sheet. I took that list and put them in Random.org to get a random order of said list. The first one would battle the second one, until all 26 combatants have an opponent. Unfortunately, there being 26 fighters, we'd get 13 matches, instead of the 12 we needed for the tournament. To remedy that, I had to make two Triple Threat matches to distribute one pair of combatants to make for 12 matches. I went back to Random.org and chose a random number between 1 and 26. The numbers 5 and 26 came out. I tried it and the matches came together.
Now let's see who's fighting who.
We've finally decided on how we can give those Avengers inspired Paper Toss Designs shirts away. We're going to do it like THIS! Hellz yes, it's back! We're doing the GeekOut Face Off Tournament 2012! For those who don't know what it is, it's kinda like Pokémon with any character you can think of. But instead of fighting, we're doing it democratically. The winner will be decided by the PEOPLE!
So here's how the game works.
1. Pick a character
Starting right now, May 24, 2012 at around 10AM, until Friday, May 25, 11:59PM, we will be accepting contestants. Those who want to join have to pick a character from any fictional work, whether it be comic books, movies, video games, TV shows, books, novels or even toys then leave a comment with the name of chosen character in the comments section below. If the chosen character has multiple versions (a movie and comic book version or multiple movie versions), you have to let us know which version of the character you chose will be used.
For most of geeks, seeing The Avengers gave a rush of awesomeness that got em' itching for more Avengers stuff that they just couldn't seem to scratch. To remedy this, some saw it five more times. Others bought all the action figures, even the shitty 3.75" ones. Some probably went ahead and bought all the other Marvel produced movies in Blu-Ray. Yet there were others who took it four or five notches higher than necessary and brought it to explosively delicious heights. Larry Cayco, Tin Rementilla and GJ Coleco, collectively known as Paper Toss Designs, happen to be such individuals.
They took the most memorable parts of the movie and made them into shirts! Wearable awesomeness! If you can't get enough of Marvel's The Avengers, then you could just wear one of these shirts and remind yourself constantly how much it kicked ass.
"Big man in a suit of armor. Take that away, what are you?"
This one is my absolute favorite. It's so good, I ordered two. What? I like shirts.
Because of Marvel's webshow, The Watcher, and the Green Lantern petition, I was introduced to Kirby Krackle's music. My interest was piqued! There's a band out there that plays good geek music! I researched a bit about them and started listening to their music on their YouTube channel and eventually, on their Bandcamp.
Kirby Krackle is Kyle Stevens and Jim Demonakos. They're a Seattle-based indie rock band who plays geek music. I freakin' love their stuff. They wrote songs like Ring Capacity about Green Lantern, Zombie Apocalypse and I Wanna Live in a World Full of Heroes. Though I forgot to ask, I assume their name is based off a comic book technique known as the Kirby krackle, also known as Kirby dots, normally used to depict cosmic energy.
So, one day, I decided I wanted their music with me where ever I go in my iPod and/or phone. As it turns out, if you buy anything on Bandcamp, you can send the artist a message. I took a chance and asked Kirby Krackle if they'd be willing to talk to GeekOut for a quick interview. And much to my delight, Kyle agreed!
Here's what we talked about.