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Legend has it that a very long ago (aka just over a year ago), ancient artists created cards not from Photoshop, but from MS Paint! Today, we are here to replicate this art style from antiquity. The theme? Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS. It’s a broad theme that could even include your wildest dreams for the new game. Like Tingle being playable.

First, you’ll need the tools of the trade… a device known as a card frame. Save this image and you should be good to start.



I’m READY! So… how should I make the card?

-MS Paint only! Besides the above card frame, the entire card needs to be done in MS Paint. Even the template.
-Your card should look similar to cards already available (same general shape and location of emblems, point values, etc).
-Include: Name, Artist Credit, a Description, Series V3 and the subject’s game name.
-Don’t Include: Point Value, Rarity, or numbering in a Series. Leave room for it so that it can be added later. Also, there’s no need to include weight, ever.
-The subject of your card must be related to Smash 4: Confirmations, Wishes, The community… there’s a lot of ground to cover.
-The size of the card has to be 250 px x 360 px
-Save in PNG or BMP format only
-You can make as many cards as you want!

Alright, Alright. I made it. So what do I do with it?

-THE THREAD IS HERE. That's where you post them.
-The contest will end on October 3rd, or when we have 50 submissions: Whichever happens later.
-Judging will be determined by an average rank between TCG Designer Judging and Public Voting.
-”Derp” cards will be judged based on humor: ideally a derpy artstyle will add to the humor. “Non-Derp” cards will be judged primarily based on art skill. PLEASE tell us which one yours is, so that it may be judged properly.

You’ll get some sweet loot out of this contest, too. Even if you don’t win!

Sweet Loot:

-Winners will have their winning cards used in Series VM3
-Winners will get a copy of their cards that are chosen
-Winners will get 500 coins for each winning card
-Winners will win this fabulous Artiste Badge
-EVERYONE who participates gets 500 Coins

We’ve prepared a couple new examples for your pleasure. Niteninja’s is a Non-Derp example, while mine is a Derp example.



Foodies' note: The cards and awards will not be added/distributed until the TCG admin panel is fixed.

As some of you have heard, the Nintendo Dojo stream made its debut last Friday where OutcasT NO I.D. hosted the first Grudge Match Fridays.  As we approach the launch of Smash 4 on the 3DS, Nintendo Dojo will be streaming content that pertains to anything in Nintendo.  But who will be streaming this content?

We're looking for anyone that would be able to provide sufficient content on the Nintendo Dojo stream.  By filling out this application here, you may have the opportunity to access Nintendo Dojo's Twitch channel and stream your favorite content for the Twitch world to see. 
In exchange for a few hours per week, you can promote your channel while having instant access to our audience.  Depending on how well you can get an audience determines how significantly your channel grows.

You must fill out the application if you are interested in streaming for the Nintendo Dojo channel.  Failure to complete the application will remove your consideration in streaming for it.  All applications are due on Saturday at 5 PM EST, so that we have enough time to assemble the stream schedule.  For every week you want to stream at a certain time slot, you must complete the application.  You may have an application for one week and an application for another week.  This helps the organization in assembling the schedule.

Visit our stream here for some various content: http://www.twitch.tv/nintendodojo. While you are there, you can observe the rules and information of Nintendo Dojo.

If you have any questions, feedback, or suggestions regarding the Nintendo Dojo stream, contact one of the following people:

JV_ - Stream Coordinator
hotdogturtle - Stream Owner / Overseer
SGOlympian - Overseer
Foodies - Head of Events / Overseer
Volke Aeno - Overseer

The preceding five Nintendo Dojo members are the administrators for the Nintendo Dojo stream.  However, you should contact hotdogturtle, SGOlympian, or Volke Aeno if you want advanced details about the stream.
by Milky Aug 26 2014, 2:06PM

Sup everyone! We're back with another edition of "Ask the Staff!"

This is basically a Q&A - You ask us questions here in the Ask the Staff article, and we answer them in the upcoming article. You can ask us questions regarding what you should be expecting from the site in the future, such as events, features, general site improvements, and so on. You can even ask questions such as "What's your favorite ice cream?" or "What game are you looking forward to the most in the future?". However, keep in mind that we'll mainly be answering more serious questions.

The Ask the Staff team consists of: Milky, NiteNinja, Volke Aeno, Yoshinendo, Zano, and Limit.
We will choose the most interesting or relevant questions to answer.
If you want a specific moderator to answer your question, please make sure to mention who! We'll take questions directed at any staff member even if they aren't part of the Ask the Staff team.

Without further ado... Let's review the Questions & Answers!


Question for zano Why do you exist? - PentaSalia
To be your only friend - Zano

Is there a full list of potential names for the new site one was mentioned here but I think a full list would be better to give so members can see what else there was to pick. - Hamek
Listing all the suggestions would be longer than the rest of the article, but the finalists were upsmash.com, 3stock.com, all4smash.com, smasherscene.com, and nintendodojo.com. The first two were taken. JV_ decided on the name that would allow for the most flexibility, so he chose nintendodojo out of the final three. - Volke Aeno

=o Zano and Limit are on this Ask the Staff thing. I got a question for either of you two. If memory serves me right I read somewhere that ZxL will still be a thing when Smash 4 is out. That's all fine and dandy but what about when people have their hands on both versions? Will only one version be used for ZxL or will there be two tournaments per month one for each or will it alternate etc? - Krysco
Our tournaments are always gonna mix it up, but chances are once the wii u version comes out our focus will be mainly on that, but we’ll still show the 3ds some love - Zano

We never actually discussed this, but my idea is that we will be doing monthly tournaments for both versions. We may not be able to do both the 3DS and Wii U in the same month like Zano mentioned, since we like to devote weekends to doing both Doubles and Singles, or some other random event. We will come up with a variety of things to keep stuff interesting. The Wii U version is, in essence, the “main” version, so as Zano mentioned, there will probably be a defined focus on that. If I have a lot of free time during one month, I may go above the quota and do tournaments for both versions in one month...maybe. - Limit

Does nealdt know that NintendoDojo is going to be aib's new name for the upcoming of smash 4? Or did you had to ask him first for his approval? - -Ness-
He most likely does. And the final decision was up to JV_ - Milky

To continue the question of nealdt, where is he? Too busy or something? - Andy124
He's married, and busy making a ton of nealdt babies. On a serious note; he occasionally jumps on. He's still an admin but not really involved anymore. - Milky

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? - OrangeFox
Yes. - Volke Aeno

Are there going to be ladder prizes? - -Champ-
There might be, look out for a ladder article. They may not be your typical top 64, 32 and so on. - Milky

why do most mods act like they are the law - Thing 1
I am the law. - Volke Aeno

I will ask then. Why does no1 take these seriously? - Zork
There are some serious questions, but I think that the users pretty much started running out of things they wanted to ask. Also, I took it seriously. icon_sad - Volke Aeno

When Smash 4 comes out, will the moderation have more strictness or adjust their level of strictness and rules (especially towards trolling) accordingly to make new members of the site feel more welcome rather than have troublemakers drive them away? - Admiral Pit
There’s been a lot of talk about changing how moderation works behind the scene. You might see a slight change in the future - Milky

As a second question, do you think we should wait a month or longer after Smash 4's release before a Smash 4 ladder happens? My reason for the question is that IMO, we should wait a bit so that we have a slight idea on how the meta game could be like and have set up some rules accordingly (I'm aware that Rosalina jab infinite I've been hearing about comes to mind when something needs to be banned if it's in the final version of the game). - Admiral Pit
We might. Or Japan might just have the general rules set up already. - Milky

And that's that! We haven't been getting much targeted questions, or questions in general lately. So we're considering retiring this event. Hopefully that won't happen and business picks up!
If we did not answer your question, feel free to post it again in this weeks edition.
We'd also appreciate it if you kept the questions family friendly. Any inappropriate or unnecessary comments will lead into an infraction and the ignoring of any future questions by the offender.

Deadline to ask question(s) is 8/31/2014 11:59 PM EST
So, what'cha waiting for?! Ask away!

by Milky Aug 19 2014, 2:34PM
Ohai everyone! Welcome to another edition of "Ask the Staff!"

This is basically a Q&A - You ask us questions here in the Ask the Staff article, and we answer them in the upcoming article. You can ask us questions regarding what you should be expecting from the site in the future, such as events, features, general site improvements, and so on. You can even ask questions such as "What's your favorite ice cream?" or "What game are you looking forward to the most in the future?". However, keep in mind that we'll mainly be answering more serious questions.

The Ask the Staff team consists of: Milky, NiteNinja, Volke Aeno, Yoshinendo, Zano, and Limit.
We will choose the most interesting or relevant questions to answer.
If you want a specific moderator to answer your question, please make sure to mention who! We'll take questions directed at any staff member even if they aren't part of the Ask the Staff team.

Without further ado... Let's review the Questions & Answers!

Not being offensive or trollishh But what do users do to get modded? - Mayo will stay free
Occasionally staff will have a hiring phase. Users submit their applications during that time, and if they’re able to show a combination of useful traits, they’re given a shot. Having existing mods being able to confirm your best traits firsthand also helps. - Volke Aeno

When NintendoDojo is finished, will you still allow new suggestions? To Milky - Ryu
Yes, we’re always open to hear more suggestions. - Milky

If so, will you allow anything such as new ideas for the item shop, or add a game room? To NiteNinja - Ryu
Nite wasn't able to participate in this weeks Ask the Staff, and I'm an item shop admin, so I'll answer this for him. You could make suggestion(s). But it's not out yet, we're still coming up with suggestions ourselves. So, before you suggest something for the item shop, just wait until it's released to avoid conflicts. - Milky

I was in the Welcoming commitee but got kicked out. Why? To any - Ryu
Because of your active infraction(s). Try asking GOG if you can rejoin once they expire. Best be on better behavior though. No, this doesn't assure you that you'll be forgiven. - Milky

NintendoDojo is a good name, but where there no other good names you could have possibly used instead? - Ryu
The staff had a few choices to pick. Let’s compare one of the few other url choices we had with NintendoDojo. Which would you rather pick? NintendoDojo.com or getfoxxed.com - Milky

I know Mouse is doing most of the work, but who else works on the site when he's not around? - Ryu
No one. And that's why things aren't getting done. I don't have the time to code much anymore since some things in my life and my work schedule have changed. - Mouse

Mods, Has Anyone Really Been Far Even as Decided to Use Even Go Want to do Look More Like? - Haloman800
yeah. - Zano

Is there an estimate time that the transition to Nintendodojo will be complete? - Italian Falcon
A week after I get some help. - Mouse

*Staff decided to give multiple answers on this question*
Which is better, In and out Burger or Five Guys? - Adept69
Five Guys. - Yoshinendo
In and Out, definitely. - Milky
Five Guys. - Mouse
They have neither of those in The Middle of Nowhere, Georgia - Volke Aeno
Five Guys, free. - Limit

Just got done reading this article's questions and answers and I've got a question myself. What exactly is this NintendoDojo? Is AllisBrawl going through a name change along with a layout change or is this some other site that will coexist with AiB? If it's the former then how come? I'm guessing because the name is (debatably) more catchy and I can understand layout changes being made to improve the site. If it's the latter then what exactly is it and what's different between it and AiB?
Many thanks in advance to anyone and everyone who answers this.
- Krysco
It’s merely what AiB will become. Besides overall improvements, I don’t expect TOO many major layout changes. We wanted to change it up because Brawl is no longer gonna be as relevant, and JV_ wanted to give a more generalized Nintendo approach a shot. - Volke Aeno

The AllisBrawl T-shirt will go of style. How am I suppose to wear it now? - Zork
Time to embrace your inner hipster and wear it while the newgens sport their dodo shirts. - Zano

And that's that! We didn't get many questions this time around. Hopefully we'll get to answer more questions in the future.
If we did not answer your question, feel free to post it again in this weeks edition.
We'd also appreciate it if you kept the questions family friendly. Any inappropriate or unnecessary comments will lead into an infraction and the ignoring of any future questions by the offender.

Deadline to ask question(s) is 8/24/2014 11:59 PM EST
So, what'cha waiting for?! Ask away!
by Milky Aug 12 2014, 9:27AM
Hiya everyone. We're back with the next "Ask the Staff!" edition.

This is basically a Q&A - You ask us questions here in the Ask the Staff article, and we answer them in the upcoming article. You can ask us questions regarding what you should be expecting from the site in the future, such as events, features, general site improvements, and so on. You can even ask questions such as "What's your favorite ice cream?" or "What game are you looking forward to the most in the future?". However, keep in mind that we'll mainly be answering more serious questions.

The Ask the Staff team consists of: Milky, NiteNinja, Volke Aeno, Yoshinendo, Zano, and Limit (Ataraxia).
We will choose the most interesting or relevant questions to answer.
If you want a specific moderator to answer your question, please make sure to mention who! We'll take questions directed at any staff member even if they aren't part of the Ask the Staff team.

Without further ado... Let's review the Questions & Answers!

When will there be a Mario Kart 8 ladder event? - Slither2Hunter
The Mario Kart 8 Ladder is currently in beta mode. So we haven't really discussed any events for it yet. - Milky

Is it possible for AllisBrawl (NintendoDojo) to break a new record for online users when Smash 4 comes out? (Any mod or all mods can answer this plz) - The Virgo l LilG912
I certainly think it’s possible for NDJ to have a record amount of online users, primarily because it’s under a new name, so no records will have been set yet!
..But in all seriousness, Smash 4 is a game that is receiving incredibly large amounts of attention from multiple gaming scenes. A lot of people are willing to “give this game a shot”, and so I think if ND gets enough publicity and word spreads around, there will be a lot of people checking this website out, especially to see what the ranked ladder features and other things the website will be able to offer users in the future.
So, is it possible? Absolutely. But it’s up to us as the current members to get the name out there early so we can get a head-start on those kinds of things like attracting new members and old faces. - Limit

When will the users of AiB actually contribute to the site via polls on things that actually matter? - Zork
We usually do when there’s something that’s safe to post publicly, like the Mario Kart 8 Ladder. If you have any specific issues you’d like to see a poll about, there is a poll suggestion thread. - Volke Aeno

Nintendo Dojo is currently under construction, I was wondering how long it would take for the site to be 100% complete with the suggestions that are being going to be used? - Ryu
You have to understand that Mouse does this all in his spare time and voluntarily, so we can’t give you an exact date. Just know that it will be ready for smash 4, that much is clear. - Zano

Has a staff member made any suggestions for the new site, or are the non-staff members the only ones giving suggestions? - Ryu
The suggestion topic is for "non-staff" members who want to make suggestions.
Staff members make a lot of suggestions, but it's done behind the scenes, not visible to regular members.
Mouse has incorporated a lot of the staff suggestions into the coding for the new site.
Plus, if you think you're the only person suggesting things, look how many people have the suggestive badge. - SGOlympian


Anyone need any help with anything?
- Linus de Blade
At the moment we don’t need any help. However, the best you guys can do to help us, is to continue contributing to the site. - NiteNinja

In order to get the stadium badges, do you have to show proof to a moderator (Like SGOlympian)? Or is that only for World Record times? - Light Yakamura
For any stadium badge, you must show proof to any stadium moderator (Treklink256, hotdogturtle, SGOlympian). This applies to world records as well. You must record the replay/run if you manage to get a world record. Failure to record world record will be deemed suspicious and may be subject to be removed unless proof is given - SGOlympian

How can you provide proof if you cannot save the replays? More particularly, Boss Battles in Brawl and the Stadium scores for melee.
Take a picture of the score or try to record it. - Yoshinendo

To NiteNinja: Do you love me? - OrangeFox
Yes :3 - NiteNinja

When Nintendodojo is up and ready, is it going to be easier to access the forums? - LightYakamura
Most likely. The reasoning for it being hard to access is because the site is going through transitioning after all. - Milky

@Nite: Is the item shop still going to happen? If so, is there a timetable? - -Champ-
Oh yeah, the Item Shop will happen, most likely after the launch of Nintendo Dojo. - NiteNinja

Will Lordhelmet ever be unbanned? - Malice
He hasn’t tried to make an IR topic about being unbanned. - Yoshinendo

Will the layout be different when NintenDODOjo finalizes? Neal hit it gold with a simple design. - Zork
There will be some changes. Nothing major though. - Milky

Why? =3 - Izumi-kun
Wynaut? - Yoshinendo

When will you be adding the rest of the characters to the "My Games: Super Smash Bros. 4"? And when are you going to add the sixth generation of Pokémon to "My Games" as well? - xzx
Nite is waiting for all the characters to be revealed before finishing the widget, that’s all I know. - Zano

Now that Enigma isn't admin anymore, who will fill in the gap so that I may do the 3vs3 challenge against the mods/supermods for MK8? - Enies Lobby
I’ll be working on that with MK8 nights. As a minor spoiler, the badges will be easier to earn this time around. - Yoshinendo

Also, can we please have a site vote to not have the new name be nintendodojo. :l Allisuniverse is an infinitely cooler sounding name. ;[ - Enies Lobby
Unfortunately (a universe’s emphasis on this), we can’t. And AllIsUniverse is just as bad. - Limit

Why am I not able to upload my tournament, I have been trying to upload it forever. - VanguardIke
There were issues with uploading tournament tio files in the past, and then it was fixed. But now, there has been a hiccup. We’re working on fixing it now, but you probably missed the grace period when files were uploadable. - Limit

When the new site is done, can I get back on the content team? - GhaudeOhaede01
You're more than welcome to come back! Foodies already sent you an invite, and is waiting for your response. - Milky

And that's that! If we did not answer your question, feel free to post it again in this weeks edition.
We'd also appreciate it if you kept the questions family friendly. Any inappropriate or unnecessary comments will lead into an infraction and the ignoring of any future questions by the offender.

Deadline to ask questions is 18/8/2014 11:59 PM
So, what'cha waiting for?! Ask away!
by Milky Aug 7 2014, 6:44PM
Hiya everyone. Milky here bringing you the first ever "Ask the Staff!" This is a new event that we will be hosting weekly on every Tuesday. If we get enough interesting questions to answer, I'll have the next article up by this Tuesday (8/12). Otherwise, the next article will be posted the following Tuesday.

The Ask the Staff team consists of: Milky, NiteNinja, Volke Aeno, Yoshinendo, Zano, and Limit (Ataraxia).

This is basically a Q&A - You ask us questions here in the Ask the Staff article, and we answer them in the upcoming article. You can ask us questions regarding what you should be expecting from the site in the future, such as events, features, general site improvements, and so on. You can even ask questions such as "What's your favorite ice cream?" or "What game are you looking forward to the most in the future?". However, keep in mind that we'll mainly be answering more serious questions.

The Ask the Staff team will choose the most interesting or relevant questions to answer. Note that we won't be able to answer all questions. If we did not answer your question, feel free to post it again in the next edition. We have plenty of fun events and site improvements for the future - we'll try and let you in on some of our secrets! ...Hehe

If you want a specific moderator to answer your question, please make sure to mention who! We'll take questions directed at any staff member even if they aren't part of the Ask the Staff team.

We'd also appreciate it if you kept the questions family friendly. Any inappropriate or unnecessary comments will lead into an infraction and the ignoring of any future questions by the offender.

So, what'cha waiting for?! Ask away!
Reporter: "Hi! I'm revisiting a place that has recently gotten more activity - the AiB Pokémon League! We turn our lens on the challenger MetaBowser. There's something about this Trainer that piqued our interest. What was it? The fact that he was the first challenger to beat the league after it restructured! How do you feel to be the first to accomplish this?

MetaBowser: “I feel very grateful and extremely lucky. To be honest, I thought that I would be the third of fourth person to win, especially since Volke and Uber were both challenging the league at the same time and I remember how badly I was beaten by the old league.”

Reporter: "Oh yeah. Uber is very close to beating the champion too – I might have someone else to interview soon! Why did you decide to go for the elite trainer challenge instead of the easier ones first? Considering the league gave you trouble last time, you know."

MetaBowser: "I went straight for elite because you waved that name color in my face."

Reporter: "A straight answer! That name color is rather unique isn’t it? It’s great that people can find motivation for a difficult challenge from it. As a side note to everyone else, remember that all three badges give a different name color. Go challenge the league! Okay, I’m done. So, what made you choose rock and dark for your monotypes?"

MetaBowser: "At first, I actually wanted to go fire, but when I tested them out on Showdown, they went down like Pidgeys. I couldn't have that. It was either rock or ground because rock is my favorite type and ground seemed stronger. I asked Gardy about it and he thought ground, but then I read that Barbaracle is low tier. At the time, Barbaracle looked like the best pokémon I could possibly use (I played more Pokémon on 3ds than showdown and most of those battles were pre pokebank). Anyway, I chose dark to counter Foodies. My battles against her back when I was trying to win the prodigy badge were just sad, so I wanted to be sure that I could counter her."
 
Reporter:  "Planning ahead I see! The elite 4 members actually had a debate on what the best types were to challenge each division. I think the conclusion was Steel because of its defensive typing. Dark doesn’t seem like a bad choice either, given the ghost team’s general performance against most challengers. Why did you choose Greninja and Scizor as your wildcards?"

MetaBowser: "Rock and dark hardly gave me any good priority and my dark team is weak against fairies, so Scizor was a must. That, and Scizor seemed like the perfect Pokémon to counter iSpin with.  Greninja is ridiculously fast and almost always performs well in general, so I decided to have him because he's great for coverage."

Reporter: "Priority is great in battles. Quite a few of the elite 4 members have complained about Talonflame. I feel like I can predict the answer to this based on your previous response, but I’ll ask it anyway. Which one of your Pokémon was the most valuable in the challenge and why?"

MetaBowser:"In my opinion, my most valuable pokemon was definitely Scizor. Without it, I would have never even beaten iSpin. I remember how I switched to Archeops in my match with him for the sole purpose of preserving Scizor. Hydreigon is a close second because it was the only Pokemon I could trust to actually one-shot something."

Reporter:"Hm, it appears that iSpin looked to counter your team’s types (before he changed at least). Scizor was definitely a good choice for him. Speaking of that, which member gave you the most trouble and why? Was it iSpin?"

MetaBowser: "Yoshinendo was supposed to give me the most trouble. Me and Goofy both said so, but Foodies managed to prove me wrong with destiny bonds and focus sashes. Golurk was sashed. ( ಠ_ಠ) I never made that many changes to my team to beat a single member of the league up until then. Have you ever felt forced to put taunt on a Honchkrow just to get past a Gengar? It isn’t fun..."

Reporter: "Haha, she’s the fourth member of the league for a reason. But you managed to defeat her in the end, that’s what counts! Is there any advice you'd like to give to upcoming challengers?"

MetaBowser: "If you're going to go for it, you should ask other people for team building advice. Gardy and TheGoofyRapist helped me exponentially with that. I have minuscule originality when it comes to games and I'm an awful team builder, so I couldn't have done it without them. More advice is to always try to have more than one trump card, because the elite 4 members get to use wild cards too. One bad read on your part can ruin a battle, especially when you have a monotype team."

Reporter:"The power of friendship! Quite a fitting theme for Pokémon, isn’t it. Gardy would help a lot since he used to be a gym leader for the league, wasn’t he? Moving slightly off topic here: what’s your favorite Pokémon?"

MetaBowser: "My favorite Pokémon has been Latias since Pokémon Emerald because I had the most fun catching it. Emerald was my first Pokémon game and I already used my Masterball on Rayquaza. After chasing it for a few days, I just threw an Ultraball on the perfectly healthy dragon and it worked. I kept on liking it because I found out that it had competitive value. A few years ago on the Pokémon Online program, I gave it a salac berry to try and make it a fast tank and it worked, to an extent."

Reporter: "What luck! Now that you've beaten the league, what do you plan to do?"

Metabowser: "I’m going to stop asking Tyler and Nikorasu for battles. I’m going to take a nice break from Pokémon, unless someone invites me to a wifi tournament."

Reporter: "Hey, does anyone want to host a tournament to challenge the person who first beat the revamped Pokémon league? He’s waiting~ Joking aside - Are there any comments you want to make?"

MetaBowser: "I had to change my moves drastically to stand a chance. I tried to make safe plays, and things still went wrong, often. My first league battle against Lemonjack (Horsy) was supposed to be a piece of cake. I gave my team a few ice moves to make short work of him. Things went very wrong... To be honest, things mostly went wrong when i went in thinking that it would be an easy win. I can tell that most of you really don't want to lose."

Reporter:"Who wants to lose? I still cry whenever I challenge upcoming trainers to battles and they steamroll me. No, not really…*tear* Time to wrap this up. Can you give us a succinct, one word summary of your experience?"

Metabowser: "If I am to sum up my experience in one word, the world would be 'Satisfaction'."

Reporter:“Mmm! That’s deep! There’s deep significance behind that quote! I’m glad you enjoyed your time against the league. Everyone else remember, it could be you here getting interviewed next time! Just take on the Pokémon league challenge! Anyway, until next time, see you!”

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If you are interested in watching the final battle, it is here: http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/ou-141383345

Welcome to the newest Question of the Week, hosted by yours truly, the stunning and magnificent Zano.  Today's article features a new addition to our judging panel, so please welcome Volke Aeno to the cast of judges that will decide your fate (yay).  This question didn't seem to inspire much creativity, as a majority of the responses were basically the same and outside of a few, didn't wow the judges.  I hope this next question will get the creative juices flowing so we have a much harder time deciding a clear cut winner, but regardless I'm glad you all take your time to give your responses, I <3 all of you.  Anyway, let's get started. 


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, Yoshinendo, Zano, OrangeFox, Toxic Spectrum, Volke Aeno, and Nether Specter.    

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 Zano a PM (not Foodies, never Foodies) 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 Sandbags Get Back To The Platform In Hrc?"    

★ ★ Winner ★ ★     
[ ]: 
    

"Lakitu, putting people back on track since 1992." 

Judge’s comments:    

"and he still does it without any thanks given ;-;" 
"At least we know who he is." 
"Lakitu is the biggest hero of them all." 
"This one was the only one I really liked." 
"To the rescue for the billionth time" 

= Runner ups =     

Luckytime:     

"After every contest, the character you were playing has to run all the way over to sandbag and do the same thing in reverse." 

Judge’s comments:     

"Some will have an easier time than others.." 
"I feel bad for any world-record holders." 
"Double the fun!" 

Hamek:     

"He doesn't. He is instead torn asunder and his innards are feasted upon by the masses. 
They instead replace sandbag after every toss. He's been on the ground and some fighters use their mouths to attack, it'd be unsanitary to use him more than once." 

Judge’s comments:  
    
"Graphic, but I'll go with it." 
"It was delicious." 
"Nasty, but I like the thought of it." 


Congrats to the winner and runnerups!   

Finally, here’s the question for this edition’s Question of the Week! "Which Smash character would make a good politician and why?" - NiteNinja

After taking in feedback from the public and discussing possible methods of reconstruction, we have finalized results. The league is now separated into two divisions: 3DS and Pokémon Showdown!

Each division consists of 5 people: The Elite 4 and the Champion. You must battle the members in a pre-determined order, similar to the Pokémon game. Once you beat the first person, you are allowed to move on and challenge the second person. To keep roughly the same difficulty as the previous league (since there is a reduced minimum number of battles), there is a penalty for losing matches. You will get 2 attempts against the same person. If you lose twice to the same person, you will be bumped down on the elite 4 "ladder" and will need to win against the previous member again to continue. Of course, you may challenge the first person as many times as you need to win.

In addition to the penalty, Elite 4 members now have the option to use Dual-type teams or the original monotype wildcard setup. Dual-typing means a leader's team will consist of all pokémon with at least one of the two selected types. Each member's preference will be noted in their thread title, so you will know what you are getting into.

And now, a summary of who is actually participating in the league, and the types they are representing. Note that they are also listed in the order they should be challenged.

3DS division:
Faketime - Mono-Bug Type
Volke Aeno - Dual Dragon/Fairy Type
Lightlanayru - Dual Psychic/Flying Type
Midnite - Dual Steel/Water Type
Zanryo - Mixed Types

Showdown division:
Horsy- Mono-Dragon Type
iSpin - Dual Grass/Steel Type
Yoshinendo - Dual Water/Electric Type
Foodies - Mono-Ghost Type
Hamek - Mixed Types

We are aware that in this format, there's the possibility of progress being clogged by an inactive member. In the case that a member does not respond in 3 days, another member of the league will be allowed to sub for them. Post in the substitution request thread for these cases.

Depending on how many players can beat the league and how lazy the content team is, we may be doing "Pokémon reporter" interviews for everyone who completes the challenge. These are for fun and you are free to decline, of course. Your achievement will also be recorded into the Hall of Fame so everyone will know of your amazing Pokémon trainer skills!!! Exclamation point.

And for those who don't know or don't remember, a refresher on the prizes!

Badge name - name color : requirements
Pokémon Master badge –  pink (existing) : For completing a normal league challenge
Pokémon Prodigy badge – purple (existing) : For completing a monotype or UU league challenge
Elite trainer – Yellow with Blue outline (exclusive!) : For completing a UU monotype league challenge

Sample:


Everyone who wants to challenge the league must join the official group. Remember to read all the rules and information first! 


I hope this newly restructured league gives the flexibility and motivation for more people to participate! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post below or in the group shoutouts.

Hello and welcome to another edition of question of the week! I would have had this out sooner if my power wasn't out all day, but that didn't stop tyrant Foodies from cracking the whip on me to get it done by tonight :( Anyways, this edition had a lot of varied voting, judges all had very different opinions on the majority of their votes, but in the end 3 users stood out above the rest in their top spots.

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, Yoshinendo, Zano, OrangeFox, Toxic Spectrum, and Nether Specter. 

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 Zano a PM (not Foodies, never Foodies) 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: "Where did Master Hand come from?" 

★ ★ Winner ★ ★  
Volke Aeno: 
 

"Theologically speaking, asking about the origins of Master Hand would be like asking the origins of a deity with an eternal existence. A paradox of existence that drives faith, realistic debate, and petty internet arguments."

Judge’s comments: 
"Just exploded my brain."
"Way to avoid the question :v"
"Mind = Blown"
""


= Runner ups =  
LinkmasterX9:  

"Master Hand is you and your inner child imagination playing with old dolls and eventually replaced them with action figures/trophies. You create the world they're in and the adventures they go through."

Judge’s comments:  
"Either way, you never get too old to play with toys"
"Creative response, loved the visual."
"I like the thought of that. (:"


Meek:  

"When you select your character, you forcefully use a glove against its own will to direct where you want that token. Every time you drop the token on a character portrait, it squishes that gloves thumb. Unbeknownst to the users, that token actually weighs quite a significant amount of weight! After having his thumb squished countless times by the cruel user-base of Super Smash Bros, then was born what we know as "Master Hand", a manifestation born off of the character select screen gloves hatred towards all of humanity."

Judge’s comments:  
"Never would've thought of something like that, I like it. Squish."
"I never noticed the glove on the character screen until today "


Congrats to the winner and runnerups!

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

 

"Pick a Smash character. If they went to high school, what subjects would they pass and fail and why?" - Rocket

Reporter: "Hi! Today I'm visiting the area where dreams are mostly crushed, the AiB Pokémon League! We turn our lens on the challenger Foodies. There's something about this Trainer that piqued our interest. What was it? The fact that she was the first challenger to defeat the champion, Hamek, in both the normal and underused monotype league challenges! How do you feel to be the first to accomplish this?”

Foodies: “It felt great to have my planning pay off, though I got lucky (somewhat necessary for a win when you are using a handicapped team). I had to challenge Hamek and some gyms multiple times, but there’s no penalty for losing after you defeated each gym leader once. As for being the first, it’s not anything special when there was only one other person, Progfox, who seemed to be serious about getting to challenge the champion…which is why you are here to get some coverage!”

Reporter: “That’s my job! It sounds like you had quite a journey trying to collect all the badges. Which one of your Pokémon was the most valuable in the challenge?”

Foodies: “For the most recent challenge, I’d say my Aerodactyl. Meteor. His speed and wide variety of offensive coverage was indispensible for this venture. Though it still bothers me how stone edge seems to miss the times I need it. Another honorable mention is my Emolga, Kimmy. I was debating putting her on the team at all at first – I finally did because I couldn’t think of any other Pokémon that would be better. She did what she was supposed to do (absorb electric attacks) well, so I’m very glad I included her.”

Reporter: “Meteor - a flying rock, I get it, haha. Kimmy sounds familiar… Anyway! If I remember correctly, you are also the ghost-type gym leader. Why did you choose to take the challenge with a monoflying instead of monoghost? It appears as though you have a pretty impressive win-loss record for challengers as well – I hear that some people consider the ghost gym to be the hardest. Care to share some secrets to beating your gym?”

Foodies: “Pfft, nah. But I will say there is a certain Pokémon that can completely sweep my team (aside from wildcard). Challengers can think about that one. Being the type with the least amount of species, there were only a few ghost Pokémon that meet the restrictions of underused, and I did not want to limit myself that much for the challenge. As for being the hardest gym, it really depends on the types of Pokémon that challengers bring.  Each gym brings its own obstacles – but if I had to pick, the Fairy, Electric, and Water gyms gave me some trouble (and not just because I was running an underused flying monotype!). Gardy’s double format forces people to get a bit more creative, while Yoshinendo and Zanryo have good typing and nice choices of wildcards to work with.

Reporter: “Fascinating! All challengers make a note to look out for those leaders. Do you happen to have any advice for any hopeful challengers to the league?”

Foodies: “Take some time planning out your team before challenging the league, since you can’t change the list without forfeiting prior wins. For Pokémon recommendations for the normal challenge (or wildcards for the harder challenges), I’d suggest Rotom-W and Excadrill. Rotom-W is an all-around reliable choice, while Excadrill’s makes fights with quite a few gym leaders much easier (Volke, why are you crying?). And really, just try! Even losses will allow you to gather information about the gym, which you can use to win the next time around. If it is any motivation at all, I just started competitive Pokémon a few months ago, and I was able to overcome this challenge.”

Reporter: “Well that’s about all the time we have right now. Can you give us a succinct, one word summary of your experience?”

Foodies: “No.”

Reporter: “Mmm! That’s deep! There’s deep significance behind that quote! Next time, we hope to interview some other gym leaders and possibly some challengers to the league. Go on, set up some times to face the gym leaders! There are badges to be earned and it could be you interviewed next time! -- oh wait, hold on. I’m getting a message from our manager. Before I conclude this segment, it looks like the league’s very own Psychic mistress will be hosting a Pokémon wi-fi tournament in less than a week from now, as a commemoration to the recent game announcement of the Gen III remakes, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire! And yes, you heard me correctly, this isn’t a simulator tournament. Do check out the tournament page for more details! Anyway, until next time, see you!

------

This is also a note to say that the Pokémon league badges now have name colors attached to them for added motivation!
Pokémon Master badge –  pink (existing)
Pokémon Prodigy badge – purple (existing)
Elite trainer – Yellow with Blue outline (new!)

Sample:


If you are interested in watching the UU Monotype battle, it is here: http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/ou-117366229

I said this was going to be posted tomorrow but the other article never got posted in the end so here we are, updating as usual. Zano will be taking over the hosting for the QotW's after this edition. Feel free to be mean to him. Kidding.

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, Yoshinendo, Zano, OrangeFox, Toxic Spectrum, and Nether Specter.

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: "What character, if included in the next Smash, would bring the most excitement to your main and why?”


★ ★ Winner ★ ★
Italian Falcon:

"R.O.B. would love to see Vaporeon confirmed for Smash 4. It might seem like an odd choice, but if Vaporeon used its Water Absorb ability on stages with water it would get rid of it, making it so R.O.B. can't short-circuit."

Judge’s comments:
"Creative answer."
"If fountain of dreams returned, he'd be top tier."
"Clever but remember Vaporeon also has many Water attacks"
"An odd couple relationship, but it can obviously work."

= Runner ups =
Volke Aeno:

"Yoshi would definitely want Shy Guy for SSB4. Because they're delicious."

Judge’s comments:
"it would also mean yoshi has a MU in his favor for once"
"Yoshi vs Shy Guy = 10/0"
"Shy guys are adorable! I would so main Shy guy ):"
"My favorite meal of the day."

xzx:
"Wario would love to have Waluigi, but he is an Assist Trophy. Wario: "Regardless of who summons you, don't attack me! Attack them!! Waaah-hahahahahah-HAAAH!!!" Waluigi: "Great idea! But what happens if there are four of you in a match?" Wario: "Omm... Attack the fattest one!!" Waluigi: "... Nah, I will attack all of you then. You all look like fat tennis balls! WAH HAHAH!!" Wario: "Oh shut up, branch man!""

Judge's comments:
"Walugi SERIOUSLY needs to be in Smash 4 although there is no hope. Comical response."
"Take Wario out, put Waluigi in, please. At least Waluigi isn't as disgusting as Wario. :l"
"Attack the fattest one but... they're all clones"
"Expecting Waluigi to be an assist trophy? TOO BAD! WALUIGI TIME!"

Ryuuko:
"Zelda wants to see Ganon back so she won't be very last on the tier list."

Judge’s comments:
"He won't necessarily suck in Smash 4 but I lol'd."
"inb4Ganonistoptier"


Congrats to the winner and runnerups!

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

"It's the zombie apocalypse, and you can have one member of the SSBB cast on your survival team. Who do you choose and why?"  - LtSykes

What are you waiting for? Post your answers!
After a month or so of planning and annoying some people to get their teams and threads settled, I would like to announce the revival of AiB's Pokémon League! The league is open to anyone to participate in, even if you do not have a 3DS. In fact, a majority (but not all) of gym leaders would rather you challenge them on Pokémon Showdown.

The league consists of 10 gym leaders and the champion. Challengers need to defeat at least 5 of the gym leaders to earn the right to challenge the champion. If you manage to defeat the champion you will earn the Pokémon Master badge! If you complete the process with a restricted team, you can earn the Elite trainer and Pokémon Prodigy badges! This time around, we will also be implementing a rule where if you manage to beat 10 of the gym leaders, you will not need to re-challenge 5 gyms again to regain access to challenge the champion if you lost previously.

So who are these people anyway? Here's a list!

Gym Leaders
- Type
Foodies - Ghost
Gardy - Fairy
Horsy - Dragon
iSpiN - Grass
lightlanayru - Psychic
Midnite - Dark
TM Mango - Flying
Volke Aeno - Poison
Yoshinendo - Water
Zanryo - Electric

Champion
Hamek - Mixed

Everyone who wants to challenge the league must join the official group. Remember to read all the rules and information first! 


I hope everyone who is interested takes a look and tries it out! If you have any questions, feel free to post below or in the group shoutouts. Have fun~

I can finally update this! Unfortunately, most responses were deleted since the server was reset. But luckily the contest was already judged and I still have the list of winners (just not what they wrote exactly), so we will proceed from here. I would also like to announce that OutcasT Enshento has joined the judging committee.

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, Toxic Spectrum, Yoshinendo, Zano, OrangeFox, and OutcasT Enshento.

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: “What is Captain Falcon's favorite dance move and why?”

1st: Meek, with something along the lines of SHFFs and moonwalking! Runner ups: Hamek, whose response you can actually read since he posted it early enough to avoid the reset; Volke Aeno, with something along the lines of he doesn't have a favorite dance move because he asks people to "Show me your moves!";  DLA, with something along the lines of Isai. I have a pretty good memory right? *cough* Unfortunately, I don't remember the judges' comments so we're out of luck there.

Congrats to the winner and runnerups!

Let's get things up and running again! Here’s the question for this edition’s Question of the Week!

What would you do if you could spend a day with your main? ~ccst

What are you waiting for? Post your answers!

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 

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