09 March, 2010

Something Totally Awesome

It isn't every day that I repost news, as I usually leave that to Michael and his Weekly Roundup. Today is different. Every now and then I stumble across something that just puts a smile on my face and screams to be shared. A while back it was XKCD's take on Ender's Game, which for any one who has read the books, is be hilarious - subtle but hilarious. Anyway, you get the idea.

This time around, I want to share something that is both incredibly funny and has lots of potential down the road. Svudu has started a cage match between the brightest heroes of speculative fiction - bracket style and winner take all. The details are still a bit sparse, but the fights are shaping up to be memorable indeed. A little teaser take from the cite foreshadowing a match between [Kahlen Amnell] v. [Drizzt Do'urden]:

Kahlen Amnell v. Drizzt Do'urden. Drizzt Do'urden wins by a hair. This one is tough because that dude that wrote Sword of Truth clearly was into D&D since its inception (cop that photo in the back of his books and you will know exactly what I am talking about). He only left the D&D community because of two other, more important letters bifurcated by an ampersand: S&M. His desperate and painfully transparent need to be dominated sexually drove him from the largely sexless D&D community and into writing masturbatory S&M fantasies for himself. D&D guy wins...argument from origin.

... and that was just form the comments section.

The list of contenders seems a bit lacking - no one from the Malazan series is present. Then again, Karsa Orlong might just make the whole competition a foregone conclusion... Check out the Cage Match @ Svudu, pick your favorite hero, and we can start laying down some odds.

Do you have an all-time badass that isn't included on the list?


Bryce L. said...

I voted for Locke over Rand, you'll probably hate me for that Alec, but there's really no way for Locke to win. :)

ediFanoB said...

I have discovered it too :) and I agree with you that this is totally awesome!
But no problem. There is enough stuff for the Roundup....

Unknown said...

@Bryce I am disappointed in you.

A couple that are missing that need to be represented:

From Malazan Book of the Fallen-
Ganoes Paran
Quick Ben
Anomander Rake

With Rake taking on all takers and Quick Ben getting 2nd place.

Bryce L. said...

@Tyson - I was just thinking the same thing. Where's the Malazan guys? But are there still another couple brackets that need to be released?

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