Monday, April 16, 2007

And The Ker-rowd Goes Whi-yuld!


Whatta world! Whatta world! Hackenslash has been declared the winner of Round Three! After a long, tense bout with 160-some votes tallied, it all came down to a coin toss. And, dang, if we didn't beat that coin's ass!

Thanks to everyone for their support. The Die-ities were an incredible team, backed by two incredible talents, and it was an honor to step into the Thunderdome with them.

This puts us in line for the F.A.C.A. East Conference Championship. Our opponents:
Aw, Man! I mean, I'm delighted that Skin and Bonez has survived another round, but, yeesh, can the God Of Scissors take the heartbreak of once again fighting a friend?

Also, heartiest of congratulations to Team De-Nile for their continued survival. What is their secret?

12 comments:

TheMann said...

Good luck in battle! Me and Michelle will pray to all of the Gods.

Joel Priddy said...

The God of Scissors thanks you.

Dean Trippe said...

WOW! The fans. God bless the fans.

Cody the cannibal said...

Thanks for the props Sensei. I nearly peed with excitement when I saw you linked my comic. The votes are not looking good though!

michelle said...

I wonder if Cafepress would do giant foam scissors hands...you should look into this, Mr. Priddy.
You know the soul of a fan is never satisfied until it is laden with merchandise.

the lw said...

Ok, that's the third time (I think...I'm losing count) that my vote for Hackenslash has been deleted on F.A.C.A. Anybody else having this problem? I'm going to try this again, but this is starting to get kinda ridiculous.

the lw said...

Hmmm...magically one of my votes just reappeared. "Curiouser and curiouser!" cried Alice.

Cody the cannibal said...

Actually 5 of my votes heave disappeared now. I'm keeping a tally. Between something fishy going on, and me smelling a rat, it's getting pretty stinky around blogger town.

Joel! I've sent at least 6 votes your way tonight, including my lovely Aunt from St. Louis.

Lighthouse Pilot said...

The LW, I have also seen some mighty strange things happening. Mighty strange things. I sense poor sportsmanship somewhere in Blogsville...and I am disturbed by it.

Joel Priddy said...

Re: vanishing votes.

As is the hallmark of democracy in out times, there have been some questions about the accuracy of the tallies in this tournament. It seems there has been at least one case of a person signing via mutliple identities and casting extra votes. Needless to say, this is cheating and ruins the fun for everyone. Unfortunately, it is very hard to police. Sam is trying his best to work out a solution that maintains the integrity of the game. Right now that means that he's checking blogger profiles and making judgement calls on whether or not they're real. This isn't an ideal solution because 1) it's not terribly accurate, and 2) it takes up a lot of Sam's time.

To try to help Sam out, and to preserve a game which we have all been enjoying, please refrain from campaigning for votes for votes' sake. Nobody wants this to be a popularity contest. It is fine and admirable to raise awareness of the blog, and sing your favorite team's praises, but please don't get people to go just for the sole purpose of voting for your team. The result are a bunch of temporary IDs showing up that make it hard to spot the cheaters.

I've been guilty of some overly-enthusiastic campaigning, myself, and have apologized to Sam.

In the mean time, if you're voting and you're worried about your vote getting culled, please make sure your profile looks like it comes from a real person. This should help Sam tell the difference between legitimate votes and bogus ones.

Lighthouse Pilot said...

You are both wise and a good sportsman.

Joel Priddy said...

Thanks, Shane.