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Ghoooost morning everybody! I know it feels like it's been a year since you guys went out and carved pumpkins, went trick-or-treating, and pranked your teachers. But it's that time of the year again! Halloween is approaching I have some SPOOKtactular events prepared for you guys. First, who is ready for this year’s annual Costume Contest!? (I am!) Do you think you can make it to the finals?

Rules: What is a contest without rules? All you guys have to do is buy or make a costume, put it on, take at least 2 pictures of it (the one you want judged and another one with you holding a piece of paper with your username on it) and then submit the picture to one of our judges (PM with a subject along the lines of “Costume Contest”. Keep your costumes appropriate, of course. You may only submit one entry, but may include multiple photos with different angles of your costume if you feel that is necessary.

Rewards: I know most of you guys love badges, so for simply participating you will receive the Participant badge. If your costume is good enough to make into the top 3, you will receive the Finalist badge as well. (Note: there is a minimum requirement of 8 entrants for there to be 3 finalist badges awarded; the actual number awarded will depend on participation). Lastly, if you're the chosen winner out of our group of finalists, you will receive the Costume Contest Winner badge!

Categories: There are 3 categories that each costume will be judged on. Make sure that your costume fits all three criteria to the best of your ability, so you can receive the highest score possible.

Originality/Creativity - We would like to see costumes that we haven’t seen anywhere else. Try to make sure your costume is creative and something not easily acquired – making your own costume instead of buying something from a store helps a lot here.

Quality – Does it look good? Making something is cool, but it won’t be cool if it looks like you spent 5 minutes on it. If you bought your costume, it should at least be in good condition and fit properly. The lighting and background of your picture are also important: we don’t want blurry/dark photos where we can’t even see anything. Your background should be uncluttered or even compliment your costume for bonus points.

General Judge Appeal – Overall, how did the judge like it? You may be able to gain points here by having a funny costume or striking a fitting pose.

 

Judges:
-OrangeFox
-Foodies
-NiteNinja
-Toxic Spectrum
-Yoshinendo

Entries are due by October 31st at 11:59 pm EST. and winners will be announced on November 7th. The pictures of the winners will be posted when they are announced unless specifically indicated by the contestant otherwise.

After a very unfortunate and long delay, we were finally able to get this wrapped up and decide on our winners.  For everyone that did participate you will get a badge, but only first and second will be receiving a special badge, so with that, here are your first and second place winners!



1st Place: Foodies
 
This was the clear favorite and uncontested victor of the contest.  Foodies was the only one to take full advantage of her ENTIRE profile for the contest.  While the other participants merely changed their profile pics and about me to fit the theme, Foodies changed her location, title, cards, blog names, widgets, and even made a custom stage as well, all to show off her theme and did an excellent job as well (no she didn't have Anna pay us to say all this).


2nd Place: Toxic Spectrum

Out of all the others, second was a close call between this profile and another (more on that in a bit), but Kimmy's profile was well done as she custom made her pictures for her profile and put some really nice effort into it.  Unfortunately, since she did not go to the lengths that Foodies did she was not able to seize first, but still did a great job.

Honorable Mention: -Dark Ness-

It was a tough call, but Kimmy's profile was favored slightly over Dark Ness, which is unfortunate since we can only have one second place.  Her profile did look very nice and she did a good job, so I just wanted to let it be known.  Maybe we can find a consolation prize of sorts for her? We'll see.



Congratz to our winners, and I hope despite the delay everyone had fun with it.  I'll try to see what other contests we can get done if the site manages to stay stabalized, but if you have any ideas feel free to leave them in a comment, thanks.

-Zano

The DDoS finally ended, and we are able to move onto the next edition of the QotW! Not. The site crashes for 10 days with no real explanation. The judges were destroyed by the downtime and only 2 got in their votes. I don't want to delay the contest any longer though so we're moving on.

These next few paragraphs with the contest information will be repeated in all issues, so you can skip over them it you’ve read them previously.

Information:
Each time an article is posted, it will contain a question to be answered. Just post your answer in the comments section of the article to participate. Easy right? The best answer and runner ups will be chosen by a panel of judges that includes: Foodies, Horsy, NiteNinja, Yoshinendo, Zano, and OrangeFox.

Despite the name, I will be hosting this biweekly (every other week) on either Thursday or Friday. The specific day depends on the number of other articles that need to be posted for the week.

The articles will contain the response of the winner and up to 3 runner ups for the previous question. If participation is low, there will be fewer runner ups; the minimum number of entrants for a contest to be judged is 4. Submissions will close one week after the article is posted.

Guidelines:
- As stated above, just post a comment to this article to participate.
- None of the questions will have a direct, correct answer. If one does, the question chosen was bad and I give you permission to type angrily at me.  
- With that in mind, make sure your answer is creative! Being clever, witty, and/or funny will heavily influence your chances (in your favor, of course) of having the best answer!  If you want to be really thorough, maybe even consider the preferences of the judges.
- It’s possible to answer some of the questions in one sentence, but writing slightly longer responses will most likely help you win. However, if your one-liner is amazing we won’t discount it just because it is short. Similarly, if you submit a wall of text with nothing of substance don’t expect to win just because your answer is long.
- Your answer must pertain to the question.
- You may only post one answer. If you post more than one, only the first will be looked at.
- Keep your answers appropriate.
- Proper grammar and punctuation helps.

Prizes:
QotW winner
QotW runner up

Note: There is no participation badge due to the nature of the contest (typing one sentence with no thought can take 10 seconds), so make sure to put effort into your answers!

Want to suggest a question for future Question of the Weeks?
Send Foodies a PM with a subject with something along the lines of: “QotW question suggestion”

Your question should be Smash/AiB-related, appropriate, and thought provoking. Questions that have the potential to produce entertaining answers are also highly preferred. Do not send questions that could cause a flame war (Ex: Should the community ban MetaKnight?), questions that can be answered with just yes or no (Ex: Is playing against Ice Climbers annoying?), or questions with correct answers (Ex: How many mid-air jumps does Kirby have?).

Here are some past examples to help your question designing:
- Which SSBB character would be the best at playing SSBB?
- You wake up as your main. What do you do?
- If every character was as powerful as they are in their actual game, who would be the best/worst fighter, and why?

The questions that are featured will give credit to people who asked them. You also get a badge! Note: You may not participate in the contest if the question featured for the contest is the one you suggested.

Prize:
QotW featured questioner


Results:
And now, here are the results from the previous competition! The question was: “Of all the moves in Brawl, which one terrifies you the most and why?”


★ ★ Winner ★ ★
DLA
:
"DDD's down throw. Not necessarily because of how good it is, but also because I'm horrified to imagine where DDD's opponent goes after he sits on them, prior to popping out. And THEN to think that most opponents have to suffer this fate three or four more times before they reach the edge of the stage and get smashed in the face by a hammer.

I've even heard rumors that some larger characters can never escape the torture, their life becoming an endless cycle of disappearing into DDD's body through some unknown orifice, and being forcefully expelled just far enough to be grabbed and sat upon once more. The implications are quite dark for a children's video game."

Judge’s comments:
"Some unknown orifice is making me laugh. DDD's chaingrab destroys many characters as well. "
"The description is pretty hilarious and the answer is really well written."

= Runner ups =
Meek:
"Out of all the moves in Brawl, I would have to say Sonics up-tilt would be the most absolute terrifying move in the game. From a competitive standpoint, it covers absolutely no options, and is completely impractical to use. Looking at the move is rather strange, because you can clearly see him kick in the air 2 (TWO) times, but it hits 3 (THREE) times! How is this even possible? Does he kick you the first time so fast, that your eyes can't even catch it?

I know that if Sonic walked up to me and kicked me like that, I'd be a bit curious as to where 3 kicks came from when I only saw 2."

Judge’s comments:
"I want to know why this happens too."
"2 kicks but 3 hits? "Gotta fast! Gotta go faster!"


Volke Aeno:
“You have tripped, and cannot get up (likely lagging it out on Wifi). You look around and you see a figure that, at your angle, you can hardly see. It approaches, and pulls out what looks like a hammer, and some sort of sign. Likely a list with your name on it. You hear a deafening "BEEP!" and you prepare for the worst. Without any real motion, you get hit. You're still there, and look up at the sign the figure is holding. It says "1," and you count your blessings. You have survived the Judgment of Mr. Game and Watch... for now. Surely, you will not be so lucky next time.”

Judge’s comments:
"I liked the writing but a 1 isn't scary so he loses some points there."
"The build up is pretty good, I guess he's trying to show how bad tripping into a Judgment can be. Guess that guy got lucky with a 1."


Radiant Angel Admiral Pit:
"There's mixed feelings about this one.
Part of my mind says Snake U-tilt not just for being a cheap overpowered move that can hit you WITHOUT his foot actually touching you, but it makes you wonder how a male could bend his leg that well and high in a split second without receiving pain himself. After all, it's rare for a guy to be very flexible compared to females.
Then part of my mind says Yoshi's grab/throws and neutral-B, just knowing that you're being pulled into his mouth by a sticky tongue, then your whole body is eaten alive instantly, then chewed up and spat out by what seems like a cute little dinosaur that has NO teeth! Or maybe worse, being pooped out and trapped inside an egg all of a sudden to where he or others can freely continue to hurt you while you're in it. The fact that he can do this in like a single second and that he can do this to others much bigger than him shows that this is indeed terrifying.

To make it short: A man hurting you badly with his seemingly unnaturally flexible foot even without the foot actually touching you, or being eaten whole by a small toothless dinosaur, then chewed up and spat out, or pooped out and trapped inside an egg to where you could receive additional pain from other attacks unless you break out of the egg... Both scary in their own rights."

Judge’s comments:
"Well he cheated by choosing 2 characters but they were written well enough."


Congrats to the winner and runnerups!

Finally, here’s the question for this edition’s Question of the Week!

"Why do Olimar's eyes bulge?"  - LuNa11712 

What are you waiting for? Post your answers!

by Maple Moriko Sep 23 2013, 10:16AM
Hello! Welcome back to another Scavenger Hunt! I would like to say congratulations to SGOlympian and Marth is not a Girl for winning our last scavenger hunt! As for those who missed the opportunity last time, here is the next chance to win the Scavenger Hunt Badge!

Rules:

1. You are only allowed 1 chance, to prevent people from guessing until they get it right.
2. You are to send me your answers to my AiB Inbox. You are not to post your answers on here. They will be deleted and I will not accept any more answers from you. Any message you send me, whether it having 1 answer or all 10, counts as 1 chance!
3. All the answers are found on AiB only! Not on any other Allis website.
4. I will not tell you if you won or not. You will find out when I post the results.
5. First 5 who get all the questions right win.
6. DO NOT message me for hints.
7. If something happens the day this is posted that affects the answers I have, I will use the most current answers available, but if you submitted your answer before any changes are made and it matches the old answer yours will still be correct.
8. You only have until 12:00AM PST to turn in answers. Anything after that will not be accepted.

Rules are important, but now it is time to answer some questions! This can give you the opportunity to explore around the site a little if you don’t know much about it yet. I wish all of you good luck and happy hunting!

Questions:

1. What does "I love Potato!" reference?
2. What does "The only time should a grown man should ever wear a racoon suit" refer to?
3. When was “The Perfect Week” event created?
4. When was the article “Teetter Totter” written and who wrote it?
5. If you buy a Series 6 Booster Pack, what are the chances of getting a rare?
6. Which character holds the fastest time on Brawl’s Target Test 2 and who currently holds the world record for that character?
7. Who wrote SotW #20?
8. Who were the top three finalists for the AiB fundraiser tournament?
9. What does “LET’S GO WHITE GIRL!” reference?
10. Who is the creator of Scavenger Hunt?
Bonus: How do you earn the Black License Badge?

Once again, I wish you all good luck! Also, keep an eye out for more Scavenger Hunt later on: they will be hosted biweekly. Keep note that once that 5 people get all of the questions right, I will announce the winners in the Scavenger Hunt Group. Anyways, toodles c:

Note: If AiB goes down for whatever reason today, I’ll postpone the deadline to a day later.
by Edward Elric Aug 27 2013, 11:38PM
The ongoing DDoS attack on AIB couldn't have come at a worse time. Yes, I'm referring to playoffs. A small annoucement was made on the streaming panel in regards to the decision I made, but I think an offficial annoucement will be better. Playoffs are going to be delayed until further notice. If too much time passes before things are up and running smoothly again, they'll just be cancelled. Badges will still be awarded, but I'm not going to hand those out either until things pan out (mainly so that I'm not interrupted in the middle of distribution and/or creation).

I haven't quite decided how much more time I'll allow to pass before cancelling playoffs, but it won't be too long. I'll make another anouncement with the final decision once there's a light at the end of this tunnel.

In regards to matches that started before the DDoS attack, I have all match results sent to me recorded. If I decide to continue on with playoffs, we'll just pick up where everyone left off.

Welp, this was much shorter than my usual spiels, but I just wanted to keep things on target.

Stay strong guys!

Is everyone excited for the next ladder season? Despite the chance that the whole site will be taken completely offline by the DDoS attacker and such, you know. I'm going to proceed as if that won't happen because I already planned these out: we will be having new prizes - Trophy cards! If this still doesn’t motivate you or if the site remains completely unfunctional, oh well. I tried.

Trophy cards will have the player’s name and accomplishment on them, as well as a picture of the character they used. They will not be exclusive cards (meaning only one person has them). Here are two possibilities of what the template will look like:

   
               Choice #1          or            Choice #2

Vote below for which template you’d rather see! (Note that the character featured will be the one you used in ladder)


If you win one, you will be able to specify what color/texture you want on the card. If you want a texture you need to be able to link a download of the texture file. You may also specify what move/pose you want your character(s) doing, or just leave it to the designers.

And now, here are the final categories that we will be using to award trophy cards.


Data based
~ Highest placing low tier
~ Highest placing mid-tier
~ Highest win streak*
~ Most matches played


- There is no card for just placing first because we have badges for that already.
- Tiers will be based on the most recent tier list, with the exception of lower mid tier (which will be counted as low tier because of current AiB low tier ladder rules).
- The “highest placing” awards will be SINGLES LADDER only.
- The player must use characters in that tier in a majority (and by that I mean nearly all) of their matches. If you are going for mid-tier and you use a low tier randomly once it's fine, but any usage of a character above the corresponding tier will disqualify the player from the category.
- It would be helpful for staff if all ladder players reported what characters their opponent used in their feedback.
- Character usage is a trust system. If this somehow becomes a problem we will scrap the tier trophies (please don’t make us do this).
*Wins against the same player will not be counted for highest win streak. Ex: if you win against user 1, user 2, user 1, and then user 3 your streak would be counted as 3 instead of 4. However, if you lose that streak you may start the counting over.  


Subjective (replays required)
~ Best combo/string
~ Best finisher
~ Best comeback

~ Worst Funniest SD
~ Best team combo


- The matches have to come from the season’s ladder!
- Submit your replays to Foodies: Your message should include the category you are submitting for, the players in the match, what ladder it is from, and a link to the video.
- All submissions will be filtered by a private judging panel (to ensure a certain level of quality) but the final outcome will be based on user vote.
- If there isn’t enough participation or if the replays submitted are not impressive, that particular category will not be awarded for the season.
- Worst SD = for entertainment purposes generally.

Subjective (replays not required)
~ Caused the most significant upset
~ Most improved
~ Best sportsmanship
~ Most versatile
~ “The person to beat”  

~ "OMG LAG"

- The candidates and winners for these subjective categories will be based on a combination of user vote and filtering by a private judging panel. There will be an article written when the time comes around.
- Versatile can mean many things: the person plays a lot of characters, is comfortable on multiple stages, doesn't always start by ageeing to SV, has bipolar disorder, whatever. This category is probably the one people can be creative with nominations for.
- ”The person to beat” could be seen as a substitution for a 1st place trophy, but it is not necessarily.
- "OMG Lag": Does this person lag a lot? Is this person good in lag/only wins because of lag? Maybe this person is good offline but terrible online? Or do they hate lag with the burning passion of a thousand suns? I'm also going to leave this one up to user interpretation.

General:
- In the event of ties in voting, the card will be shared.
- All categories can be won in all ladders (I'm assuming we will still have low tier and Project M ladders since no one has said otherwise) except the highest placing low tier (regular singles ladder), highest placing mid tier (regular singles ladder), and best team combo (doubles ladder).
- Every player who gets a trophy will automatically get their card. These cards will also be distributed from ladder wins (at a lower rate than duos mind you) and there might also be a forge recipe for them (depending on how I feel).
-This is a completely new project and everything is subject to change depending on circumstances. (That doesn't sound encouraging, but I may need to modify things depending on what happens)


That’s pretty much it. I hope the categories are diverse enough that there's at least one that you are interested in and/or think you have a chance at. Feel free to leave any questions, comments, or concerns below and I wish everyone good luck with the upcoming season.

*Best finisher and comeback categories were removed because they were redundant with Best combo/string. Lag was removed because we had a bit too many categories. Also clarified that Worst SD means Funniest.

Doesn't everyone like site crashes? Neal has stated that the recent downtime was caused by a DDoS attack. Who would even bothering doing such a thing is a question a lot of us are asking.

Moving onto QotW - the judges weren't as impressed with the responses from last week's edition, but that's bound to happen at times. Perhaps this edition's question will inspire more interesting answers. And let's also hope the site doesn't crash again and disrupt participation/judging. The contest will be postponed accordingly if that happens.

These next few paragraphs with the contest information will be repeated in all issues, so you can skip over them it you’ve read them previously.

Information:
Each time an article is posted, it will contain a question to be answered. Just post your answer in the comments section of the article to participate. Easy right? The best answer and runner ups will be chosen by a panel of judges that includes: Foodies, Horsy, NiteNinja, Yoshinendo, Zano, and OrangeFox.

Despite the name, I will be hosting this biweekly (every other week) on either Thursday or Friday. The specific day depends on the number of other articles that need to be posted for the week.

The articles will contain the response of the winner and up to 3 runner ups for the previous question. If participation is low, there will be fewer runner ups; the minimum number of entrants for a contest to be judged is 4. Submissions will close one week after the article is posted.

Guidelines:

- As stated above, just post a comment to this article to participate.
- None of the questions will have a direct, correct answer. If one does, the question chosen was bad and I give you permission to type angrily at me.  
- With that in mind, make sure your answer is creative! Being clever, witty, and/or funny will heavily influence your chances (in your favor, of course) of having the best answer!  If you want to be really thorough, maybe even consider the preferences of the judges.
- It’s possible to answer some of the questions in one sentence, but writing slightly longer responses will most likely help you win. However, if your one-liner is amazing we won’t discount it just because it is short. Similarly, if you submit a wall of text with nothing of substance don’t expect to win just because your answer is long.
- Your answer must pertain to the question.
- You may only post one answer. If you post more than one, only the first will be looked at.
- Keep your answers appropriate.
- Proper grammar and punctuation helps.

Prizes:
QotW winner
QotW runner up

Note: There is no participation badge due to the nature of the contest (typing one sentence with no thought can take 10 seconds), so make sure to put effort into your answers!

Want to suggest a question for future Question of the Weeks?
Send Foodies a PM with a subject with something along the lines of: “QotW question suggestion”

Your question should be Smash/AiB-related, appropriate, and thought provoking. Questions that have the potential to produce entertaining answers are also highly preferred. Do not send questions that could cause a flame war (Ex: Should the community ban MetaKnight?), questions that can be answered with just yes or no (Ex: Is playing against Ice Climbers annoying?), or questions with correct answers (Ex: How many mid-air jumps does Kirby have?).

Here are some past examples to help your question designing:
- Which SSBB character would be the best at playing SSBB?
- You wake up as your main. What do you do?
- If every character was as powerful as they are in their actual game, who would be the best/worst fighter, and why?

The questions that are featured will give credit to people who asked them. You also get a badge! Note: You may not participate in the contest if the question featured for the contest is the one you suggested.

Prize:
QotW featured questioner


Results:
And now, here are the results from the previous competition! The question was: “How do you think your main would act if they had an account on AiB?”

★ ★ Winner ★ ★
Volke Aeno:
"If Yoshi was an AiB member, he'd be one of MANY* POSTERS in the INCREDIBLY ACTIVE Food Court forum. I could see no other place he could gravitate to. Yoshi would post many deep topics, like "What's the tastiest Shy Guy color???"** He would get no responses, naturally. Perhaps he would even get so bored that he just replies to himself. This goes on for approximately 3 months before anyone notices that there's posts there. It would appear that the forum has been spammed by a sole user for that time. Yoshi is permabanned for this spamming, and the Food Court is deleted. The end.

*exactly 1.
**You're a liar if you answer this as anything but green."
Judge’s comments:
"Volke does it again* and I for one would be happy to unban Yoshi if he ever got banned**
*like last QoTW
**No, not at all"
"He has enlightened me about the Food Court forum. Such an amazing place that has gone unnoticed."


= Runner ups =
ccst:
"R.O.B. would fix all the site crashes, ban all the trolls, removing all adds and making so all users only get R.O.B. trading cards. But seeing how AiB would die, he would plant a visual bomb and on 13:37, the site would simply crash. Then he would be the ruler of all smash communities, and those who disobey him will get banned! In the near future all activity would perish, and R.O.B. once again wondered why he was so lonely. He then decided to do a self-destruct, making his switch set to "off". "Odd", thought R.O.B., wondering why nothing did happen to him. Then there, suddenly in front of him, was a red letter with a familiar sign on it. He curiously opened the envelope, and saw that he had an invitation, a second chance. He decided to travel back in time, fixing all the trouble he caused, and then become a super mod here. ([OO] "

Judge’s comments:
“ROB is too good with his database powers."
"I'm going to blame ROB for the site crash."


Frozn:
“Fox would be a very ****y user. But he would try his best to stop trolls and be a pretty helpful user to the site. He would be constantly fighting with Wolf. Fox would be a good lurker, stalking everyone's profiles also he would try his best to beat everyone in a tournament to try to grab his well deserved first place. He would take ladder matches serously trying to beat Meta Knight. He would be a good friend and talk to you most of the time and he would be good for brawling advice. He would boast to everyone that he can fly a ship and he can save the lylat system. Fox would may get infracted but only because he would be harassing Wolf. Fox would decorate his profile with lots of pictures of Krystal and he would block anyone who said he's dating Falco. ”

Judge’s comments:
“Pretty fair description of what was shown of his personalities in the games.”


Foodies:
"Marth would attempt to play some wifi but then quit because he was tired of the lag screwing up his dancing blades and ruining his spacing. He then would check out other areas of the site and accept all the random friend requests sent to him, even from people that seemed somewhat questionable. Marth would follow the rules and even volunteer to help the staff. He would discover that there was a certain user that seemed to be obsessed about him, which would be flattering but at the same time a bit awkward. He wouldn't know what to do about that. o_o;"

Judge’s comments:
“A pretty accurate description, just hope Shiida doesn't make an AiB accout too...”


Congrats to the winner and runnerups!

Finally, here’s the question for this edition’s Question of the Week!

"Of all the moves in Brawl, which one terrifies you the most and why?"  - luckylime

What are you waiting for? Post your answers!

The first Scavenger Hunt started about 4 years ago with Dannykat acting as its host. It was later revived by Sumer and eventually came to an end with jarvitz who took over as host for Sumer. Now, 2 years later, Scavenger Hunt has two new hosts: Yoshinendo and -Ness-. Hope you guys enjoy the revival of this event as you search through All is Brawl for a chance to win the Scavenger Hunt badge!


RULES 

1. You are only allowed 1 chance, to prevent people from guessing until they get it right. 
2. You are to send me your answers to my AiB Inbox. You are not to post your answers on here. They will be deleted and I will not accept any more answers from you. Any message you send me, whether it having 1 answer or all 10, counts as 1 chance! 
3. All the answers are found on AiB only! Not on any other Allis website. 
4. I will not tell you if you won or not. You will find out when I post the results.
5. First 5 who get all the questions right win.
6. DO NOT message me for hints. 
7. If something happens the day this is posted that affects the answers I have, I will use the most current answers available, but if you submitted your answer before any changes are made and it matches the old answer yours will still be correct. 
8. You only have until 12:00AM PST to turn in answers. Anything after that will not be accepted. 
 
With that, it’s time for the questions! The difficulty of each question varies depending on if you know where to look, but hey, the harder the badge is to earn, the more rewarding it feels when earning it. I wish all of you good luck and have fun hunting!
 
QUESTIONS
 
1. Who was the featured user in the revived version of WTU #2?
2. Who were the top 3 finisher in the 2010 Winter Ladder season?
3. Who was AiB’s Contributor Ninja for 2008?
4. Who wrote the article ‘Trivia Answers and Winners!’?
5. 24 Hours remain, can you find what I’m alluding too?
6. Who wrote the article ‘Monkey Business-‘and when was the article posted on the site?
7. Who does Chuck Norris got nothin’ on?
8. Which AiB user has the blog ID of 6991?
9. The one time it's okay to play with your food is a reference to what?
10. How many users had over 2000 points at the end of the 2008 Brawl Fall ladder season?
Bonus: During which ladder season did CutestLilLucarion play 702 matches?
 
Be on the lookout for the New Scavenger Hunt group that will be made shortly. After 5 people get all of the answers I’ll post the results in that group and reveal the answers for the people who were stumped.
 
Note: If AiB goes down at any time today I’ll postpone the deadline to a day later.

So this is a couple days passed when I wanted to post the brackets up, but the timing isn't really my fault. I was originally going to post this up on Thursday; too bad the site was down. I don't even know when the site came back up, because come Friday, they randomly shut the internet down in my building without telling us. It's finally back on now, so I put this up as soon as I could. Needless to say, this weekend sucked.

Anyways, the Spring '13 Playoffs will finally be kicking off. Before we get to the brackets though, I need to tell you of a few changes being made this time around (the system will be tweaked until we get it right). Unlike the changes from last season, these won't be nearly as large. That being said, the information is still important so that you and/or your team don't get disqualified.

First thing I want to talk about are badges. Badges will be getting distributed about half way through the playoffs season. As I mentioned before, these badges will have all new color values attributed to them. The colors were released by E.Nigma a while back, and they're finally being put into circulation. The color given by the badge now corresponds with the color of the badge itself. The full chart of colors, as well as how they look on the different skins, can be seen here:



Depending on your placing on the ladder will determine which badge you earned. With the introduction of these new name colors, we're hoping activity for the coming seasons will increase. Also, the purple color given by the Top 64 badge can only be earned on the Brawl Singles ladder.

Speaking of Top 64, a few of you have mentioned that you'd like to see the singles ladder go back to including top 64 in the playoffs, rather than just getting a badge. I've thought it over some, and I don't think that'll be happening this time around. While this ladder was definitely more active than previous ones, I'd like to see the activity go beyond just one season. If the Fall Ladder receives just as much, if not more, activity than the Spring one did, then maybe I'll consider it.

One of the new things we're bringing to the site as part of the new playoffs system are player interviews. Towards the end of playoffs, or possibly shortly after they end, the top 2 players will be interviewed by a member of the Content Team, and the interview placed on the front page. I'm going to omit the player profiles that were mentioned in the new playoffs system introduction, mainly due to time constraints.

On a final note before I present the brackets; I mentioned in my previous article how I would be reviving a system used by a previous Head of Ladder for this season. The reason for this is that I believe it will make the process go by much smoother, especially since I know school/classes are right around the corner. The system we'll be operating for playoffs is as follows:

Playoffs participants will have exactly TWO DAYS to complete their match.

The original system allotted for one day, but I'm tweaking it some to allow more time. As with previous playoffs, if one player is available and the other isn't, the present player will be given the win. If for some reason you can't make the deadline, it is YOUR responsibility to contact me and let me know so that we can work something about.

So now that all that's been said, how about we get to the actual bracket? The Spring '13 Playoffs are now officially on. The round one bracket is as follows:

Singles Bracket

Doubles Bracket
Project M Bracket
Low Tier Bracket

Round One must be completed by Wednesday, August 14 at 11:59 PM PST.

In order to ensure that the match bracket is viewed by all participants, in addition to creating blogs with the link to the new brackets, the brackets will be posted in the stream box on the front page. The blogs will be released when a new round begins, but I'll try to update the stream box brackets daily. You may play your next match ahead of time if you'd like as well. Also, in order to make things easier on Doubles participants, I've included player names in the bracket, rather than team names.

Good luck to everyone participating in this season's playoffs. And don't forget to communicate with me the results of your match. I can't advance you if I don't know you played!

Ready, set, go!

PS: KaZi is willing to stream any playoffs matches you play, so contact him if you'd like your match streamed.

by NiteNinja Aug 11 2013, 10:18AM
We have achieved a milestone of 10 WTU’s, woohoo! I was happy to see a lot of you participate in the last WTU, and I hope to see you guys keep it up! Let’s begin, shall we?
Last edition’s results: -Ness- was the mystery user of WTU #9. She is in the group I'll Protect You , has the letter “s” in her name, has a Pokémon module installed, has the same main in the original Super Smash Bros. and in Brawl, and joined the site during the Fall of 2012.  Boxerpupx7, Prey, Gentle, Blazer, and ccst were the first five to guess correctly, congratulations! There will be many opportunities to get it right another time (maybe even this contest!). 

Rules (taken from past contests):
 


  1. I will show you the message the featured user sent me. If you are the user I am describing, please keep quiet about it and do not reveal yourself. Failure to comply will result in the loss of your WTU Featured User badge. 
  2. In addition to a fact, clues will be given to help you search the myriad users of AiB for the right one. Don’t stop until you are absolutely sure you have the right user and he or she matches the clues given, because you only get one shot at this. 
  3. To make sure you are taking the time to check your guess, I will give you a few questions to answer about this user. Every answer will be found somewhere on his or her profile (About Me, blogs, videos, etc.) If one answer is incorrect, then your whole guess will be counted wrong, so make sure you are absolutely certain of what you typed. (P.S. If you can't find the answers or have to PM the person you're looking at for an answer, you're doing it wrong.) 
  4. When you are ready to give the name and answers, do not post as a comment. You must send a private message, or your submission will be void. Also, don’t give me a link to his or her profile unless you have the name and the answers to the questions to go with it. Putting just a link in your message will count as an incomplete (and therefore wrong) answer. 
  5. Everyone has until midnight tonight (EST) to message me. Any answer sent in after that will not be counted. 
  6. The first five that send the correct username get the WTU Winner badge! 
  
Let’s begin!

“I've always been told that playing video games was wrong and abnormal, and that you had yourself to blame for being short. Yes, I am very short for my age, and I was ashamed of that throughout my whole life. As confused as I was, this wore me out to the point that I didn't believe in myself anymore. My confidence was literally non-existent. Several times that old nurse at school told me that my life wasn't healthy, that I didn't eat enough and that’s why I’m so short and skinny, and she blamed the games for it. Even if that’s partly true, I've never really had any appetite for food anyway, it’s just how I am. But never did I hear anything about genes, ever! My parents are both short but no one explained that to me, nor that being short isn't a bad thing at all. I got such low self-esteem from this that I couldn't take it anymore. But instead of letting those feelings eat me, I had to fight back and accept myself. I can say today that I’m a very proud, short gamer that never gives up with what I love! The games helped me endure without judging and I have no regrets whatsoever."
 
 
 

  
  
In addition to the message above, this user...  
- Is in the group I Lost Respect for Snake and Metaknight.
- Has the letter “s” in their name.
-  Has a friend code in which all of the numbers add up to 47.
- Has a Mario Kart Wii module installed.
-Joined the Spring of 2009.


 
And the questions you need to answer are as follows
  1. Who does the user main in Melee?
  2. Who does the user use for Mario Kart Wii?
3.   When did the user join the site?  
 
  Well, go find that user! And good luck! The answer to this week’s contest and next WTU will be posted in two weeks. 

P.S. If you want to be featured in an article of “Who’s That User?”, just send me a PM with a short paragraph about yourself, your hobbies, something interesting that has happened to you, etc. Just make sure it can’t be found anywhere on your profile (About Me, videos, blogs, tournaments, etc.) If you are chosen, your message will be featured and you shall receive the WTU Featured User badge at the conclusion of the contest. So what are you waiting for? Send in your entries! ^^ Note: Once you send me in your entry to be featured, please do not spam me with more, as I may use it on a different occasion. 

I also want to thank Foodies for helping me edit the WTU articles.
 
Do not forget to join this group if you want to be informed on any WTU news: http://allisbrawl.com/group.aspx?id=15868
It’s time for the next edition of QotW! (It's early because I got too little sleep yesterday and somehow thought it was a Thursday today!! Whoops. Not too big of a deal right?) We had a lot of creative answers for this round, which were fun for us to read. However, there were a few people that submitted past the deadline. Remember that entries close one week after the article is posted! There’s a chance that judges might still read your entry after the deadline, but I would still recommend you make your submission earlier.

*This week's deadline will be on next Thursday even though this was posted on a Wednesday.

These next few paragraphs with the contest information will be repeated in all issues, so you can skip over them it you’ve read them previously.

Information:
Each time an article is posted, it will contain a question to be answered. Just post your answer in the comments section of the article to participate. Easy right? The best answer and runner ups will be chosen by a panel of judges that includes: Foodies, Horsy, NiteNinja, Yoshinendo, Zano, and OrangeFox.

Despite the name, I will be hosting this biweekly (every other week) on either Thursday or Friday. The specific day depends on the number of other articles that need to be posted for the week.

The articles will contain the response of the winner and up to 3 runner ups for the previous question. If participation is low, there will be fewer runner ups; the minimum number of entrants for a contest to be judged is 4. Submissions will close one week after the article is posted.

Guidelines:

- As stated above, just post a comment to this article to participate.
- None of the questions will have a direct, correct answer. If one does, the question chosen was bad and I give you permission to type angrily at me.  
- With that in mind, make sure your answer is creative! Being clever, witty, and/or funny will heavily influence your chances (in your favor, of course) of having the best answer!  If you want to be really thorough, maybe even consider the preferences of the judges.
- It’s possible to answer some of the questions in one sentence, but writing slightly longer responses will most likely help you win. However, if your one-liner is amazing we won’t discount it just because it is short. Similarly, if you submit a wall of text with nothing of substance don’t expect to win just because your answer is long.
- Your answer must pertain to the question.
- You may only post one answer. If you post more than one, only the first will be looked at.
- Keep your answers appropriate.
- Proper grammar and punctuation helps.

Prizes:
QotW winner
QotW runner up

Note: There is no participation badge due to the nature of the contest (typing one sentence with no thought can take 10 seconds), so make sure to put effort into your answers!

Want to suggest a question for future Question of the Weeks?
Send Foodies a PM with a subject with something along the lines of: “QotW question suggestion”

Your question should be Smash/AiB-related, appropriate, and thought provoking. Questions that have the potential to produce entertaining answers are also highly preferred. Do not send questions that could cause a flame war (Ex: Should the community ban MetaKnight?), questions that can be answered with just yes or no (Ex: Is playing against Ice Climbers annoying?), or questions with correct answers (Ex: How many mid-air jumps does Kirby have?).

Here are some past examples to help your question designing:
- Which SSBB character would be the best at playing SSBB?
- You wake up as your main. What do you do?
- If every character was as powerful as they are in their actual game, who would be the best/worst fighter, and why?

The questions that are featured will give credit to people who asked them. You also get a badge! Note: You may not participate in the contest if the question featured for the contest is the one you suggested.

Prize:
QotW featured questioner


Results:
And now, here are the results from the previous competition! The question was: “If your main had 3 wishes what would they be and why?”


★ ★ Winner ★ ★
Luckylime: “Hey ROB! What would you do with 3 wishes?

1. Oh, he has no mouth, he was never designed to convey thoughts. We need to use his first wish to add on a speaker so he can communicate!

2. There we go! Now what does ROB want most in the world.......?
ROB has no needs or desires and so he cannot wish. We have a catch 22, for him to be able to want something, we have to use his second wish to upgrade him with an emotion-emulation program.

3. Now then... with this last wish... what does he desire the most?
'
**This had to be made into an image because it kept screwing up the post
Judge’s comments:
“ROB talking in code added a nice touch.”
“Definitely loved his and how they all tied together, and the lines of code made me laugh.”
“Nice idea, made it really seem like ROB.”
“I love how made ROB able to talk in a way that would probably seem realistic.”

= Runner ups =
Kawaii Desu Otter: “Toon Link would wish

1# he wouldn't be cut from Smash Bros 4 (for obvious reasons)

2# Tetra would drop her pantsu (for obvious reasons)

3# he wasn't voiced by a wailing infant (for obvious reasons)”

Judge’s comments:
“(for obvious reasons) lol”
“Lol no comment”
“For Obv- Damnit Foodies.”

Volke Aeno: “I've done a deep analysis on Yoshi's characters to derive his wishes.

1) As a character much like Mario (aka generic heroic stuff), there's a good chance that he would wish for peace in the Mushroom Kingdom. This would eliminate the constant problems of Bowser kidnapping Peach or generic otherworldly evil character possessing _______. Through this, I firmly believe he can thoroughly enjoy his other two wishes as much as possible.

2) "Oh god it's been years and I still hear it make the crying stop make it stop MAKE IT STOP PLEASE AHHHHHHHHHHHhh." OK, perhaps I'm projecting.

3) MELONS!!!1!!!1!”

Judge’s comments:
“I don't really get #2 but MELONS!!!1!!!1! got me.”
“Melons.”
“Oh god that 2nd wish....”

-Pretty Flacko-: “Samus' wishes

1. People would stop mistaking her as a guy. Her job seems kind of manly and all being a Bounty Hunter, but I am sure she wants credit as a female doing a man's job.

2. That she would have closure by killing Ridley for good and ridding the galaxy of Space Pirates. Ridley led Space Pirates to her planet destroying everything and everyone on it, including her parents.

3. That she would stop losing all of her weapons and suits in the beginning when she embarks on a new adventure in outer space. It'll save her all the trouble backtracking looking for them all. It is really inconvenient for her. (Although, it makes her games more challenging and fun.)”

Judge’s comments:
“Answers were accurate and the third is funny and true.”
“I can feel for Samus being mistaken for a guy always, and losing her power-ups as they fall down the drain.”
“That 3rd one, I...I just can't.”

Congrats to the winner and runnerups!

Finally, here’s the question for this edition’s Question of the Week!

"How do you think your main would act if they had an account on AiB?"  - Hamek

What are you waiting for? Post your answers!

Hello again! NiteNinja here to inform you on some Art District news! There has been a lot of participation and I want you guys to keep it up!
 
Weekly Contests:

Signature of the Week:

SotW #106 - Tim Burton - VOTING:http://allisbrawl.com/forum/topic.aspx?id=211435

SotW #107 - Husbando - VOTING:http://allisbrawl.com/forum/topic.aspx?id=211558

SotW #108 - Sony:  http://allisbrawl.com/forum/topic.aspx?id=211436


Monthly Contests: 

Sculpture of the Month:http://allisbrawl.com/news/newspost.aspx?id=1645


Large art of the Month:http://allisbrawl.com/forum/topic.aspx?id=211557

 

It's time for our monthly recap of all the winners!

Winners for Sotw:

Space- Prey





Unnoticed and Forgotten SEGA characters- Kawaii Desu Otter





Eveelutions- Bebe Kimichi





Winners for SsotW:

Man's Best Friend - ccst http://allisbrawl.com/forum/topic.aspx?id=210699



Winners for LaotM:

Winner: Toxic Spectrum http://allisbrawl.com/forum/topic.aspx?id=211613

Winners for Seasonal Baking Contest: http://allisbrawl.com/forum/topic.aspx?id=211343
First Place: Foodies
Second Place: Gentle
Third Place: Cookie_Monster123

Winners for the Seasonal Banner Contest: http://allisbrawl.com/blogpost.aspx?id=152484

Orange B: Kawaii Desu Otter
Orange A: Foodies

Blue A: Toxic Spectrum
Blue C: Bebe Kimichi

Mewtwo A: Toxic Spectrum

Pink C: Toxic Spectrum
Pink A: Bebe Kimichi

Rising Sun C: NxL11712
Rising Sun A: NiteNinja

If you want to be featured on the front, enter more contests!

It's hard to believe another season has come and gone. I feel like it was just a few weeks ago that I was putting together the Winter Playoffs. Speaking of which, there are still some unresolved things from those Winter Playoffs, huh? Badges and other prizes still haven't been given out. Well I'm here today to provide you guys with some info on what's going to happen with that, as well as provide some info on this season's playoffs.

Let's start with the unresolved issues from the Winter Playoffs. Cash prizes which are due to the top two singles placings (Nairo and CT ZeRo), and top two doubles teams (Sanoscy & Patg and Legit & The ViRu5), can only come from JV, so I will do my best to get a hold of him ASAP. Hopefully you'll hear from either him or myself about that soon.

As for badges, I will get those created and handed out hopefully by tonight. If for some reason that doesn't happen, you'll have them tomorrow at the latest. Also, if you guys recall, we changed up how badges are earned in playoffs. After listening to the dissatisfied opinions of many of you, I've decided to revert badge earning back to how it was before. So, badges for the Winter season, this season, and future seasons will all be based on your final ladder placing at the close of the season, and NOT how well you placed during playoffs itself.

On a final note for badges, the Winter Ladder badges are the final ones in which the classic blue/silver name colors can be earned. This season's badges will sport all new name colors. There are now six new name colors available to be earned via your ladder placing. I'll post more information on that in a future article containing information mainly for this season's playoffs. Lastly on this topic, the classic colors may be gone, but you might have another chance at one of them in the future.

With badges and cash prizes covered for the Winter Playoffs, let's go ahead and move onto this season's playoffs. The Spring '13 Ladder is set to end tonight! I will be taking screenshots of the ladder placings at 12:00 AM PST. The scores and placings reflected in those screenshots will be used to determine playoffs eligibility, and any matches occurring after the screenshot is taken will be invalidated, even if they had been opened prior to the deadline. There are still a few hours remaining for this season, so nothing is set in stone yet!

I'm hoping to kick off this season's playoffs early next week. I still have a few things to get ready before that, but it'll work out fine. I'll release another article next week to kick off playoffs. The article will include the Round One Brackets, additional information regarding some of the newer prizes, and information regarding the two trial ladders we implemented this season.

So with that, I'll see you all next week! This is Linkz signing off!

PS: if at any point you have any questions or suggestions regarding ladder or playoffs, please feel free to contact me directly! I'll be a lot more helpful if you talk to me in person, rather than if you try to go through a third person (another staff member for example). Being the Head of Ladder, I'll pretty much be able to answer any question you have. Don't be afraid to approach me guys.
by NiteNinja Jul 28 2013, 11:04AM
Welcome back to another “Who’s that User?” I am currently making the NEW badges for WTU. Here is the link to the group: http://allisbrawl.com/group.aspx?id=15868 I am keeping track of everyone’s points, but you should also keep track to make sure! Last week’s WTU was meant to be easy, but a lot of you either got the wrong user or did not even answer the questions.


Last edition’s results: Leafeon. was the mystery user of WTU #8. He is in the group I'll Take You All On!, has the letter “f” in his name, mains a character in the B tier list according to the Brawl v8 tier list, and has one of the same secondary characters in Brawl and in Melee.  Blazer was the only one to guess correctly, congratulations! There will be many opportunities to get it right another time (maybe even this contest!). 

Rules (taken from past contests):
 


  1. I will show you the message the featured user sent me. If you are the user I am describing, please keep quiet about it and do not reveal yourself. Failure to comply will result in the loss of your WTU Featured User badge. 
  2. In addition to a fact, clues will be given to help you search the myriad users of AiB for the right one. Don’t stop until you are absolutely sure you have the right user and he or she matches the clues given, because you only get one shot at this. 
  3. To make sure you are taking the time to check your guess, I will give you a few questions to answer about this user. Every answer will be found somewhere on his or her profile (About Me, blogs, videos, etc.) If one answer is incorrect, then your whole guess will be counted wrong, so make sure you are absolutely certain of what you typed. (P.S. If you can't find the answers or have to PM the person you're looking at for an answer, you're doing it wrong.) 
  4. When you are ready to give the name and answers, do not post as a comment. You must send a private message, or your submission will be void. Also, don’t give me a link to his or her profile unless you have the name and the answers to the questions to go with it. Putting just a link in your message will count as an incomplete (and therefore wrong) answer. 
  5. Everyone has until midnight tonight (EST) to message me. Any answer sent in after that will not be counted. 
  6. The first five that send the correct username get the WTU Winner badge! 
  
Let’s begin!

“I first started off using the internet by making a youtube account, I made many videos. I've made many friends to talk too. Sometimes I would stay up late at night just chatting with my friends videos before, but I barely do them now. When I first started using wifi for brawl, I've made many friends to brawl with. Alot of times, I would usually stay up late at night just chatting with my friends. Then I recently heard about aib and some friends wanted me to make an account. It took me a few weeks before I decided to make one. I decided to use aib more often than brawl now (since most of my friends are on here) Once in a while, I collect cards from other people just to have more cards than before, Most of the time, I'm on late at night either helping users with problems, or chatting in chat rooms. My favorite food is sushi, my favorite anime is lucky star <3"
 
 
 

  
  
In addition to the message above, this user...  
- Is in the group I'll Protect You
- has the letter “s” in their name
-  Has a Pokémon module installed.
- Has the same exact main in the original Super Smash Bros. and in Brawl.
- Joined the site during the Fall of 2012


 
And the questions you need to answer are as follows
  1. Where is the user from?
  2. Who does the user main in Brawl?
3.   How many videos has the user uploaded?  
 
  Well, go find that user! And good luck! The answer to this week’s contest and next WTU will be posted in two weeks. 

P.S. If you want to be featured in an article of “Who’s That User?”, just send me a PM with a short paragraph about yourself, your hobbies, something interesting that has happened to you, etc. Just make sure it can’t be found anywhere on your profile (About Me, videos, blogs, tournaments, etc.) If you are chosen, your message will be featured and you shall receive the WTU Featured User badge at the conclusion of the contest. So what are you waiting for? Send in your entries! ^^ Note: Once you send me in your entry to be featured, please do not spam me with more, as I may use it on a different occasion. 

I also want to thank Foodies for helping me edit the WTU articles.

It’s what you have all been waiting for: the next edition of QotW! I was glad to see a good amount of participation for the very first contest. However, I was slightly disappointed that many answers started repeating what previous users had said: remember that this contest is mainly judged on creativity!

I would also like to announce that OrangeFox has joined the judging panel. In addition, I’d like to add that proper grammar and punctuation does help your entries. Thank you to everyone who has submitted a question suggestion as well! If you couldn’t tell from my confirmation reply, they will be published in first-come, first-served order (after being approved).


These next few paragraphs with the contest information will be repeated in all issues, so you can skip over them it you’ve read them previously.

Information:
Each time an article is posted, it will contain a question to be answered. Just post your answer in the comments section of the article to participate. Easy right? The best answer and runner ups will be chosen by a panel of judges that includes: Foodies, Horsy, NiteNinja, Yoshinendo, Zano, and OrangeFox.

Despite the name, I will be hosting this biweekly (every other week) on either Thursday or Friday. The specific day depends on the number of other articles that need to be posted for the week.

The articles will contain the response of the winner and up to 3 runner ups for the previous question. If participation is low, there will be fewer runner ups; the minimum number of entrants for a contest to be judged is 4. Submissions will close one week after the article is posted.

Guidelines:
- As stated above, just post a comment to this article to participate.
- None of the questions will have a direct, correct answer. If one does, the question chosen was bad and I give you permission to type angrily at me.  
- With that in mind, make sure your answer is creative! Being clever, witty, and/or funny will heavily influence your chances (in your favor, of course) of having the best answer!  If you want to be really thorough, maybe even consider the preferences of the judges.
- It’s possible to answer some of the questions in one sentence, but writing slightly longer responses will most likely help you win. However, if your one-liner is amazing we won’t discount it just because it is short. Similarly, if you submit a wall of text with nothing of substance don’t expect to win just because your answer is long.
- Your answer must pertain to the question.
- You may only post one answer. If you post more than one, only the first will be looked at.
- Keep your answers appropriate.
- Proper grammar and punctuation helps.

Prizes:
QotW winner
QotW runner up

Note: There is no participation badge due to the nature of the contest (typing one sentence with no thought can take 10 seconds), so make sure to put effort into your answers!

Want to suggest a question for future Question of the Weeks?
Send Foodies a PM with a subject with something along the lines of: “QotW question suggestion”

Your question should be Smash/AiB-related, appropriate, and thought provoking. Questions that have the potential to produce entertaining answers are also highly preferred. Do not send questions that could cause a flame war (Ex: Should the community ban MetaKnight?), questions that can be answered with just yes or no (Ex: Is playing against Ice Climbers annoying?), or questions with correct answers (Ex: How many mid-air jumps does Kirby have?).

Here are some past examples to help your question designing:
- Which SSBB character would be the best at playing SSBB?
- You wake up as your main. What do you do?
- If every character was as powerful as they are in their actual game, who would be the best/worst fighter, and why?

The questions that are featured will give credit to people who asked them. You also get a badge! Note: You may not participate in the contest if the question featured for the contest is the one you suggested.

Prize:
QotW featured questioner


Results:
And now, here are the results from the previous competition! The question was: “Why is the villager always smiling?”

★ ★ Winner ★ ★
Hamek: “He is always smiling because he is the only one who remembers the terrible things he has done. The villagers of his town seem to forget that he hits them with nets after a few hours, allowing him to do whatever he wants without fear of repercussion. This also explains the smile being seen as creepy (due to which, memes have begun spawning), it is not the smile of a person happy due to living, it is the wicked smile of someone who knows that they cannot be punished.”

Judge’s comments:
“As someone who played the series, I know how true this is.”
“A well written literal response to the question.”
“It’s so true that it hurts.”

= Runner ups =
peterdinosaurous: “Because he will never have the terrible fate of tripping into a warlock punch”

Judge’s comments:
“This was the only one that made me laugh out loud.”
“Knowing that would make me smile too.”

Toxic Spectrum: Too long to copy paste, so see it here: http://allisbrawl.com/forum/topic.aspx?pid=4603776#p4603776

Judge’s comments:
“Yes, I read the whole thing, it’s a pretty creative story.”
“Though the general idea was the same as most posts (the villager is going to kill someone/everything), she took it to another level.”

Luckylime: “Maybe Nintendo meant it to be a social commentary about communities; how much can one person affect an entire town with their actions alone? Maybe it's a representation of the viewpoint of such an individual, the villager feels like he is the only one actively participating in the community which is why the townspeople never do anything for themselves. But all the while he keeps a smile on his face. Maybe he's trying to manipulate people? Maybe it's out of fear of rejection or failure? Maybe the permanent smile speaks of those who devote so much of their time to their community that they have forgotten to consider themselves every once in a while. We'll probably never know.”


Judge’s comments:
“Creative response, was interesting to read.”
“Didn’t see an answer like this coming at all.”

Congrats to the winner and runnerups!

 

Finally, here’s the question for this edition’s Question of the Week!

"If your main had three wishes, what would they be and why?"  - SGOlympian


What are you waiting for? Post your answers!

It's the last update of the season! Activity seems to have picked up slightly as the end draws near; the lack of decay is making singles less interesting than it should be still. Let's hope things will return to normal for the next season. Project M activity has all but vanished, which is not promising news for its return. Low Tier activity is only slightly better. There should be information in regards to playoffs and prizes coming soon, so keep an eye out for it! Trophies may need to be postponed until next season, unfortunately.
 
Characters were taken from your profile or ladder feedback. If your main is not listed on here correctly (or at all), please post on this thread so that the update will be more accurate. 

These top rankings have been taken on 8:30 PST on Sunday [7/21/13].      


Current Rankings

Singles:      
[01] ANTi | Score: 2340 | Win/Loss Ratio: 22 - 3 | Meta Knight   
[02] Crazy Aleks | Score: 2298 | Win/Loss Ratio: 39 - 7 | Meta Knight   
[03] Otori  | Score: 2227 | Win/Loss Ratio: 35 - 3 | Meta Knight   
[04] CT ZeRo | Score: 2218 | Win/Loss Ratio: 63 - 8 | Meta Knight   
[05] LoF pwii | Score: 2162 | Win/Loss Ratio: 22 - 6 | Meta Knight
[06] Nairo | Score: 2131 | Win/Loss Ratio: 20 - 3 | Meta Knight   
[07] M to the Ekos | Score: 2118 | Win/Loss Ratio: 23 - 3 | Lucas   
[08] CT TyRaNt | Score: 2116 | Win/Loss Ratio: 40 - 16 | Meta Knight   
[09] SlayerZ | Score: 2104 | Win/Loss Ratio: 25 - 3 | Peach   
[10] Kiiro | Score: 2104 | Win/Loss Ratio: 100 - 13 | Meta Knight/Random
[11] MJGeesus | Score: 2081 | Win/Loss Ratio: 10 - 0 | Meta Knight   
[12] WaDiRob | Score: 2064 | Win/Loss Ratio: 40 - 1 | ROB
[13] Mr. Eric | Score: 1988 | Win/Loss Ratio: 93 - 59 | Marth 
[14] Labrys | Score: 1972 | Win/Loss Ratio: 45 - 23 | Meta Knight   
[15] Megafox  | Score: 1930 | Win/Loss Ratio: 14 - 1 | Fox   
[16] Denti  | Score: 1927 | Win/Loss Ratio: 35 - 10 | Olimar
[17] Blazer | Score: 1913 | Win/Loss Ratio: 129 - 1 | Meta Knight
[18] Syco | Score: 1913 | Win/Loss Ratio: 35 - 12 | Olimar
[19] FOWSqueezy | Score: 1911 | Win/Loss Ratio: 5 - 0 | Meta Knight
[20] Toxi-Clean | Score: 1909 | Win/Loss Ratio: 19 - 2 | Pit
[21] Iota | Score: 1909 | Win/Loss Ratio: 38 - 24 | Wario   
[22] Warfare | Score: 1896 | Win/Loss Ratio: 15 - 1 | Meta Knight
[23] Z | Score: 1893 | Win/Loss Ratio: 45 - 13 | Pikachu
[24] Atomsk | Score: 1880 | Win/Loss Ratio: 23 - 11 | DDD/Meta Knight
[25] lloD | Score: 1879 | Win/Loss Ratio: 24 - 4|  Peach
[26] HeRu | Score: 1875 | Win/Loss Ratio: 137 - 39 | Meta Knight    
[27] Raffi-X | Score: 1847 | Win/Loss Ratio: 41 - 38 | ROB   
[28] Leafeon. | Score: 1813 | Win/Loss Ratio: 73 - 2 | ZSS/Wario
[29] Rodyy | Score: 1808 | Win/Loss Ratio: 41 - 15 | Snake
[30] Yuuno | Score: 1802 | Win/Loss Ratio: 26 - 5 | Snake
[31] PatGorath | Score: 1801| Win/Loss Ratio: 16 - 1 | ZSS
[32] Bloodcross | Score: 1799 | Win/Loss Ratio: 17 - 4 | Meta Knight


                                     


Doubles:      
[01] Slay-BlayZ [Blazer/SlayerZ] | Score: 1758 | Win/Loss Ratio: 21 - 0 | Meta Knight/Peach
[02] The Waddlez [Kiiro/WaDiRob] | Score 1650 | Win/Loss Ratio: 8 - 0 | MetaKnight/ROB/Wario
[03] Supernovas [Labrys/Draysen] | Score: 1647 | Win/Loss Ratio: 14 - 4 | Meta Knight/Marth/Snake
[04] Beauty and a Beast [Zodi/Silly Kyle] | Score: 1638 | Win/Loss Ratio: 7 - 0 | Meta Knight/Peach
[05] ★ We.Invented.Winnign #WiR★ [FOWsqueezy/MJGeesus] | Score: 1564 | Win/Loss Ratio: 7 - 0 | MetaKnight/Toon Link
[06] You flash we flashback;Vietnam Vets. [Tone Montana/Nairo] | Score: 1445 | Win/Loss Ratio: 5 - 1 | Snake/Meta Knight
[07] (“ [Megafox/Tygel] | Score: 1430 | Win/Loss Ratio: 7 - 2 | Fox/ZSS
[08] The Holy Fountain [Izumi-kun/Sakram3nt] | Score: 1400 | Win/Loss Ratio: 5 - 1 | Meta Knight/Wario/DK
[09] Blue Team with Cake [Foodies/BlazerKarby] | Score: 1263 | Win/Loss Ratio: 122 - 16 | Marth/Kirby/DDD
[10] West’s team [West/erasmo700] | Score: 1175 | Win/Loss Ratio: 6 - 0 | Snake/Ike
[11] To Infinity and Beyond! [Crow./Negga] | Score: 1369 | Win/Loss Ratio: 7 - 1 | Peach?/Diddy Kong?
[12] Me Chinese, me play joke, me put pepe in your coke [Dont get fsmashed/XTORM] | Score: 1294 | Win/Loss Ratio: 6 - 4 | DDD/Snake
[13] PK Shoot Yo Azz [Leafeon./FightAdamantEevee] | Score: 1240 | Win/Loss Ratio: 6 - 1 | ZSS/Meta Knight/Lucas
[14] Takeover [Raws./Ryuga] | Score: 1238 | Win/Loss Ratio: 7- 6 | Ike/Toon Link/MetaKnight
[15] MeTa-WoLfEn¥ [The One With The LuLu Swag TKay/APR947] | Score: 1136 | Win/Loss Ratio: 3 - 4 | Lucario?/Wolf?
[16] i cant think of a team name [Goten/Flynt Flossy] | Score: 1132 | Win/Loss Ratio: 2 - 0 | MetaKnight/Snake?



Project M Singles:
             
[01] Silly Kyle | Score: 1956 | Win/Loss Ratio: 32 - 1 | Peach
[02] Meek  | Score: 1826 | Win/Loss Ratio: 28 - 4 | Sonic
[03] TheReflexWonder | Score: 1717 | Win/Loss Ratio: 14 - 1 | Ivysaur/Wario
[04] Best Riven NA | Score: 1654 | Win/Loss Ratio: 24 - 4 | ZSS/Peach
[05] Chaos_blasta | Score: 1641 | Win/Loss Ratio: 14 - 4 | Bowser
[06] Gallo | Score: 1610 | Win/Loss Ratio: 38 - 11 | Pit/ZSS/Mario
[07] Zerudahime | Score: 1604 | Win/Loss Ratio: 44 - 17 | Zelda
[08] Onyx | Score: 1533 | Win/Loss Ratio: 23 - 11 | DK/DDD/Ganondorf/Wario/Ike
[09] Strong Bad | Score: 1533 | Win/Loss Ratio: 26 - 12 | Mario/Bowser
[10] Darky Shiranui | Score: 1512 | Win/Loss Ratio: 24 - 8 | Sonic
[11] Wizzrobe | Score: 1499 | Win/Loss Ratio: 8 - 0 | Sonic
[12] SmashG0D | Score: 1468 | Win/Loss Ratio: 11 - 3 | Luigi
[13] Bstuk | Score: 1385 | Win/Loss Ratio: 19 - 13 | ROB
[14] Babatunde | Score: 1357| Win/Loss Ratio: 44 - 35 | Peach
[15] CoCaKoLo | Score: 1350| Win/Loss Ratio: 20 - 8 | Mario
[16] KiraFlax | Score: 1345 | Win/Loss Ratio: 9 - 4 | Charizard



Low Tier Singles:
[01] Tairbear | Score: 1913 | Win/Loss Ratio: 23 - 1 | Samus/Luigi 
[02] Radiant Angel Admiral Pit | Score: 1803 | Win/Loss Ratio: 60 - 9 | Bowser   
[03] xYoh | Score: 1555 | Win/Loss Ratio: 12 - 2 | Samus
[04] YoshQ | Score: 1513 | Win/Loss Ratio: 10 - 1 | Luigi 4
[05] Solider Tsoki | Score: 1460 | Win/Loss Ratio: 13 - 0 | Mario
[06] Slither2Hunter | Score: 1409 | Win/Loss Ratio: 19 - 4 | Ganondorf    
[07] LNIAD | Score: 1340 | Win/Loss Ratio: 15 - 9 | Ganondorf/Samus/Pokemon Trainer/Captain Falcon
[08] Player-1 | Score: 1336 | Win/Loss Ratio: 8 - 2 | Bowser
[09] OutcasT Shuruku | Score: 1323 | Win/Loss Ratio: 6 - 0 | Link
[10] BrawlMasterX | Score: 1319 | Win/Loss Ratio: 7 - 2 | Bowser/Mario/Link/Captain Falcon/Ganon/Luigi
[11] T.T.D. Blacktwins13 | Score: 1301 | Win/Loss Ratio: 8 - 9 | Lucas
[12] LOE1 | Score: 1279 | Win/Loss Ratio: 10 - 3 | Luigi/Pokemon Trainer
[13] Daft Punk Lil G| Score: 1269 | Win/Loss Ratio: 8 - 1 | Luigi/Mario
[14] GanonFTW | Score: 1262 | Win/Loss Ratio: 8 - 1 | Ganondorf  
[15] Tratic | Score: 1257 | Win/Loss Ratio: 15 - 6 | Luigi
[16] lobsterfest | Score: 1254 | Win/Loss Ratio: 11 - 7 | Luigi/Bowser

Notes

Singles:      
- Kiiro beats Otori after losing to him once.
- Toxi-Clean gives Megafox his first loss. Now only MJGeesus and FOWsqueezy have no losses in the top 32.
- Syco moves up 4 places, which is the most out of everyone here (aside from new people).
- Toxi-Clean and PatGorath are new on the rankings.

Doubles:      
- 6 new teams have made it onto the rankings! Yay for activity!
- The Waddlez rocket into 2nd place with 8 wins and no losses. Can they make it to 1st?
- It seems you can win 2-3 matches and make it on the ranks. Everyone go try it.


Project M Singles:      
- Bstuk is the only person in the top 16 that has played a match since the last update, allowing him to move up 2 places.

Low Tier Singles:      
- Soldier Tsoki, Slither2Hunter, and LNIAD have played at least once match since the last update.
- Solider Tsoki moves up 6 ranks and LNIAD moves up 3 ranks.

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Only a week and a half remains for this season’s ladder, which ends on July 31st. This is the time to play some matches to sneak up a few ranks!  Good luck to everyone and congrats to everyone that made it in this update!

(Sorry for posting this a bit later than usual, I was out the whole day and no one was available to cover. Rawr. Also let me know if you see any mistakes because this update was a bit more rushed than usual.)
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Hey guys! Time for another Sculpture of the Month contest! Wooh!
Hopefully more people will join this time! Don't get discouraged guys! Bring out your artistic skills and do your thaaaang!!
 
Theme:
- Paper Mache
 
 
(You can make ANYTHING you wish to make just as long as it's Paper Mache and it doesn't break the rules)

Description:
- Paper Mache is a substance made from paper pulp that can be molded when wet and painted when dry.

Examples:
Example # 1
Example # 2
Example # 3
 
Requirements:
- Two (2) pictures of your sculpture.
- One (1) picture showing proof that it was made by you, MUST include a piece of paper with your username handwritten by you and it must be placed next to your sculpture. (Or a pic of you with your sculpture holding the piece of paper with your username handwritten by you on it.)
- One (1) picture of your sculpture alone.
 
Rules: 

- Your sculpture must reflect the current theme.     
- Your sculpture may not display any obvious information regarding who made it.
(This is why you're sending two pictures, only the host may have the proof of who made it and who didn't, users must not know who made it.)    
- Your sculpture must be made by you and specifically for this SOTM.    
- Must not contain anything inappropriate or offensive.     
- You may NOT ask your friends or anybody to vote for your sculpture.  
- No entries after the Deadline: Thursday, August 15th at 11:59 EST (10:59 CST, 8:59 PST)
- If you do not follow the rules, you will be disqualified. 
- PM me with your entries with the title "SOTM  #2"
 
Prizes:
- First Place Badge    
- Finalist Badge    
- Participant Badge      
 
Good luck to you all! Be sure to PM me your entries!
 
P.S. I won't put a link to my profile since I always change my name and I'm sure that by the time the deadline of this contest arrives I'll be with a new name, so in order to find my profile to pm me your entries just look at the very top of this article and right where it says "Posted by (insert username here)" click that name and it'll take you to my profile and you'll be able to pm me your entries.
 
 
 
 
RESULTS FOR SOTM # 1!
 
 
FIRST PLACE & WINNER:

Foodies!
 
SECOND PLACE:
 
Me! {Flareon}
 
THIRD PLACE:
 
NiteNinja!
 
Badges will be handed out to the winner, finalists and participant shortly, wait for them!

by NiteNinja Jul 14 2013, 11:07AM
Okay folks, get ready for another ”Who’s that User?”!  It looks like participation has been declining, so I am going to have new badges created for WTU. For example: badges for guessing the user correctly five times, ten times, fifteen times, etc. I hope this will encourage everyone to participate!


Last edition’s results: Blazer was the mystery user of WTU #7. He is in the group Healthy Gamers, has the letter “r” in his name, has a friend code on his profile which adds up the numbers to 59, has a Mario Kart Wii module installed, and was born between 1994 and 1998. Aeramis, Gentle, and Tikatou Crossing were the first three to guess correctly, congratulations! There will be many opportunities to get it right another time (maybe even this contest!). 

Rules (taken from past contests):
 


  1. I will show you the message the featured user sent me. If you are the user I am describing, please keep quiet about it and do not reveal yourself. Failure to comply will result in the loss of your WTU Featured User badge. 
  2. In addition to a fact, clues will be given to help you search the myriad users of AiB for the right one. Don’t stop until you are absolutely sure you have the right user and he or she matches the clues given, because you only get one shot at this. 
  3. To make sure you are taking the time to check your guess, I will give you a few questions to answer about this user. Every answer will be found somewhere on his or her profile (About Me, blogs, videos, etc.) If one answer is incorrect, then your whole guess will be counted wrong, so make sure you are absolutely certain of what you typed. (P.S. If you can't find the answers or have to PM the person you're looking at for an answer, you're doing it wrong.) 
  4. When you are ready to give the name and answers, do not post as a comment. You must send a private message, or your submission will be void. Also, don’t give me a link to his or her profile unless you have the name and the answers to the questions to go with it. Putting just a link in your message will count as an incomplete (and therefore wrong) answer. 
  5. Everyone has until midnight tonight (EST) to message me. Any answer sent in after that will not be counted. 
  6. The first five that send the correct username get the WTU Winner badge! 
  
Let’s begin!

“When I was in the 8th grade I had to do a 5-10 minute English presentation in the school auditorium about pollution in front of all the English classes and the school principal and administrators. I really did not want to do it because I get anxiety attacks when going in front of people. I asked my teacher if he would give me an automatic F on the presentation because I told him I was too nervous to do it. But I decided to do it and I did terrible on it, I got really nervous and panicked and couldn't say a word, and just walked off the stage. So what I learned from this is that if I believe and put in my head that I'm going to do bad on something, that is what will happen.”
 
 
  
In addition to the message above, this user...  
- Is in the group I'll Take You All On!
- has the letter “f” in their name
- Mains a character in the B tier list according to the Brawl v8 tier list  
- Has one of the same secondary characters in Brawl and in Melee


 
And the questions you need to answer are as follows:
  1. What is the user's username?
  2. How many medals does the user have?
  3. Who does the user main in Super Smash Bros.?
 
  Well, go find that user! And good luck! The answer to this week’s contest and next WTU will be posted in two weeks. 

P.S. If you want to be featured in an article of “Who’s That User?”, just send me a PM with a short paragraph about yourself, your hobbies, something interesting that has happened to you, etc. Just make sure it can’t be found anywhere on your profile (About Me, videos, blogs, tournaments, etc.) If you are chosen, your message will be featured and you shall receive the WTU Featured User badge at the conclusion of the contest. So what are you waiting for? Send in your entries! ^^ Note: Once you send me in your entry to be featured, please do not spam me with more, as I may use it on a different occasion. 

I also want to thank Foodies for helping me edit the WTU articles.
Quite some time ago (2009), Umbre hosted a revival of a contest called Question of the Week, which was hosted by surfingnc even longer ago (2008). Well now it’s back (again)! So what is this contest exactly?

Information:
Each time an article is posted, it will contain a question to be answered. Just post your answer in the comments section of the article to participate. Easy right? The best answer and runner ups will be chosen by a panel of judges that includes: Foodies, Horsy, NiteNinja, Yoshinendo, and Zano.

Despite the name, I will be hosting this biweekly (every other week) on either Thursday or Friday. The specific day depends on the number of other articles that need to be posted for the week.

The articles after this first one will contain the response of the winner and up to 3 runner ups for the previous question. If participation is low, there will be fewer runner ups; the minimum number of entrants for a contest to be judged is 4. I'm hoping it doesn't get that low because participating is simple. Submissions will close one week after the article is posted.

Guidelines:
- As stated above, just post a comment to this article to participate.
- None of the questions will have a direct, correct answer. If one does, the question chosen was bad and I give you permission to type angrily at me.  
- With that in mind, make sure your answer is creative! Being clever, witty, and/or funny will heavily influence your chances (in your favor, of course) of having the best answer!  If you want to be really thorough, maybe even consider the preferences of the judges.
- It’s possible to answer some of the questions in one sentence, but writing slightly longer responses will most likely help you win. However, if your one-liner is amazing we won’t discount it just because it is short. Similarly, if you submit a wall of text with nothing of substance don’t expect to win just because your answer is long.
- Your answer must pertain to the question.
- You may only post one answer. If you post more than one, only the first will be looked at.
- Keep your answers appropriate.

Prizes:
QotW winner
QotW runner up


Note: There is no participation badge due to the nature of the contest  (typing one sentence with no thought can take 10 seconds), so make sure to put effort into your answers!

Want to suggest a question for future Question of the Weeks?
Send Foodies a PM with a subject with something along the lines of: “QotW question suggestion”

Your question should be Smash/AiB-related, appropriate, and thought provoking. Questions that have the potential to produce entertaining answers are also highly preferred. Do not send questions that could cause a flame war (Ex: Should the community ban MetaKnight?), questions that can be answered with just yes or no (Ex: Is playing against Ice Climbers annoying?), or questions with correct answers (Ex: How many mid-air jumps does Kirby have?).

Here are some past examples to help your question designing:
- Which SSBB character would be the best at playing SSBB?
- You wake up as your main. What do you do?
- If every character was as powerful as they are in their actual game, who would be the best/worst fighter, and why?

The questions that are featured will give credit to people who asked them. You also get a badge! Note: You may not participate in the contest if the question featured for the contest is the one you suggested.

Prize:
QotW featured questioner

And now finally, the first question to start off the return of the return of the Question of the Week!

"Why is the Villager always smiling?"  - Foodies

What are you waiting for? Post your answers!
Hey guys! The time you have been waiting for has arrived!
The Sculpture of the Month votes!
Since this is a new contest, there weren't many entries. Hopefully more people will enter the next sculpture of the Month.
 
But for now, let's vote for the ones that actually entered!
Take a good look at the entries and read the rules before commenting with your votes!


 
Rules:
 
- No biased voting. (Meaning no voting for your friends just because they're your friends, which shouldn't be happening because you're not allowed to know who made what.)
- If you know who made the sculpture (which you shouldn't know in the first place) no saying who made it and who you think that made it.
- You may only vote ONCE.
- No asking people to vote for you!
- No cheating, if caught cheating you will be disqualified and banned from entering future contest!
 
 
No more votes will be accepted!
 
Good luck you guys!
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