Sunday, February 1, 2015

Informal Poll for Fun...Interesting Results

So last month I put a poll up for fun, about what everyone's favorite Star Wars movie was, and it got almost double the amount of votes than any of the Geekdom Madness contests. I also found the results fairly interesting.

1. A tie between Empire and Sith with 8 votes each, 25% of the polls. Which means 50% of the votes were between these two films.
2. A surprising second is my own favorite Phantom, with 6 votes (19%)
3. Jedi had 4 votes (12%)
4. Clones got 3 votes (9%)
5. Perhaps most surprisingly, Hope was dead last with 2 votes (6%)

I mean, I am in no way suggesting that this is an accurate cross-section of the entire fandom, but I did find it intriguing that the results went this way.

I'll be testing out more polls in preparation for GM 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

Your Turn

(Originally Written for Jedi News)



This is a call out. This is a call to all I-III lovers out there. And this call is:

HELP!

"You almost got us killed, are you brainless?!"

Friday, January 16, 2015

Repeat Repeat

(Originally Written for Jedi News)



Human memory is a funny thing. It often plays tricks on us. In US legal systems, eyewitness accounts are considered some of the flimsiest pieces of evidence because someone’s perceptions can cloud their recollections. What you’re doing and how you’re feeling can potentially warp your memory of events. Everyone has a different point of view.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Movies I Have Cried At

Guys, it's okay to cry at movies. I haven't for a long time, but I do come close sometimes even now. I may be missing a few, but these stick out. Granted, most of these were when I was a kid...but not all.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Pre-Announcing Geekdom Madness 2015

This is Rumor Control. Here are the facts:

1. I will be doing Geekdom Madness again this year, and for at least the next three-to-four years. Most of you said it was at least fun.

2. According to the survey, you wanted it to start in March and be two polls per week. This is what will happen. Let it never be said I don't listen to my readers.

3. This round will be all new characters, and the next two after that will play with different ideas. And then, if the blog is still around, the cycle will continue.

4. I only got three specific requests for future combatants, one of which was my own. Two will show up in this year's tournament. The third will be featured down the line in a very specific way. No spoilers.

5. Every tournament from here on out will include at least one character from the Star Wars, Lord of the Rings/Tolkien, and Harry Potter universes. Comic characters will also feature prominently. I'll do my best to include Star Trek as much as possible, but I'm running out of characters I like. Deal with it.

6. Please continue to let me know of characters from other works that you would like to see represented at one point or another, either through e-mail or in the comments below. I may not agree with every one, but I promise I will take them all under consideration.

The competition starts on March 1st.