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Yuki On Ice~
post Aug 20 2017, 11:38 AM
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Alright! I haven't added up yet, I'll be doing that later, but we have 30 participants so a full house for the leaderboard (unless people do last-minute entries, which they can in the next hour), I'm opening this topic early to drum up expectations and what have you and you know what, it's a Sunday, so we're doing this at 2pm.

Come watch the results. I promise salt.



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post Aug 20 2017, 12:00 PM
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IM READY
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post Aug 20 2017, 12:02 PM
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Tough round, hopefully no-one else enters so I'm guaranteed some points this week tongue.gif
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post Aug 20 2017, 12:03 PM
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Hoping to boost my score after the flop that was Pointless last round!
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post Aug 20 2017, 12:09 PM
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Here for the results at 2! cheer.gif Hopefully I have done well and not flopped (I have most likely done the later)
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post Aug 20 2017, 12:13 PM
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No more entries please I need my leaderboard pointage
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post Aug 20 2017, 12:14 PM
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Sent some late answers in.
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post Aug 20 2017, 12:57 PM
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CLOSED.



Anyway, TWIST!

Because Im an opinionated sort of chap who often rails against the general way Family Fortunes go, and if youd been paying attention, you might have guessed Id do this. I am going to be awarding bonuses, and a few penalties for answers that either fulfil the question in the way I really wanted it to be answered, or those that answered the question completely against what I was trying to do with that question.

Bonuses and penalties will be standard, it will be +3 for a bonus and -2 for a penalty. I myself am not eligible for bonuses. Bonus/penalty eligibility will be stated at the bottom of each question.
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post Aug 20 2017, 01:00 PM
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Watch me get 10 penalties now wink.gif
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post Aug 20 2017, 01:07 PM
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I'm here for the results, here to do appallingly as is de rigueur for me in Family Fortunes.

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1. An anime I am currently watching or have completed (link to MyAnimeList profile given)



Boku No Hero Academia (My Hero Academia) (12) – Brett-Butler, DalekTurret, Jahq, Leonardo, HarryEzra, Jade, Josh, danG, Chez Wombat, burbe (2nd season), Cherry., King Rollo (2nd season), Sarah (2nd Season)

Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu) (3 + 3) – JosephStyle, Lewisqt, Suedehead2, Bre

Gamers! (3) – Floater, Dandy*, Dobbo, Oliver

Death Note (1 + 3) – Liam, Klaus

Angel Beats! (0 + 3) – PeteFromLeeds

Fate/Zero (0)
– Iz~

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (0) – Moses!

Mob Psycho 100 (0)
– Mack

Psycho-Pass (0 + 3)- Jacob

Bleach (0) – Spadz

Anime Porn (0 -2) – Lee Wallace

Bonus eligibility: Pick an anime that I rated either 9 or 10 out of 10.
Penalty eligibility: Pick something that lazily isn’t the title of an anime.

There was a reason I chose this question, aside from getting my favourite anime as answers, that was just a nice bonus. See, in my first strike back against traditional Family Fortunes tactics, the thing that’s important here is that unlike Google, this is my page and I can change the page I’m making you look at, reducing the effectiveness of the ‘pick the first thing you see’ strategy. So halfway through the week I changed the setup of my page by updating some more anime I was watching, and lo, and behold, the answers coming in after that change differed majorly from the ones before laugh.gif

The people who answered earlier still got a fairly good answer, as the ones after the changes had a few more choices that got split between the people making the decisions. At the start of the week, Boku No Hero Academia (or just, My Hero Academia, MAL always uses Japanese names of shows if they are different but there isn’t much Japanese about ‘Boku No’, all that is is a possessive personal pronoun for a non-confrontational male #languagegeekery) was the anime I’d updated most recently and was at the top of my ‘Currently Watching’ list. It’s also arguably the most popular anime of 2017, at least its second season is (and you’ve no idea about the dilemma I had over to whether combine the people who specified second season with the rest, as they are different MAL entries but the same show).

Why it’s popular in the actual anime community is, I think, its familiarity. Well, it’s a superhero show, but everyone in the world has a power (or Quirk). Quite close to high-school X-men, but a lot more stereotypically anime. It’s like a modern successor to those shows people growing up with anime had, like Dragon Ball, Pokemon or Naruto, so heavy nostalgia for some parts of the community (not actually me, I never got into anime until I was 20). It’s not the most original of shows by a long shot but its strength is that it does what it’s trying to do very well and the author is very effective at getting his messages out. I wasn’t that keen on it when I first started but it really grew on me and now I’m hyped every week for the latest episode. Haven’t rated its second season (because I only rate anime when they’re finished airing) and I rated the first season an 8 so no bonus though.

Second is one of my personal favourites, Assassination Classroom (props to Bre for late in the game answering this without looking on my page, and with the English title so I know he did that #briz). Ansatsu Kyoushitsu is this show under its Japanese title. I sneakily moved this one to my ‘currently watching’ list so it would be ahead of BnHA in alphabetical order, to cut that one off. But the thing is, there seemed to be an equal amount of people clicking on ‘currently watching’ and just taking the latest update, and that move didn’t show on the latest update. So, muahahaha. But the people I lured into AssClass (the entirely serious abbreviation) do get the bonus for it as I've rated the first season a 9 (the second season is an EASY TEN). Gamers, one of my latest updates, got a few points. It’s an anime that is not really about games, but instead is a romantic comedy about gamers that specialises more in creating hilarious clusterf***s in character relationships and misunderstandings. It’s rather self-aware. Two people went for Death Note, which as the most popular anime on MyAnimeList, isn’t a bad choice, as I rated that a 9, that also gets a bonus.

I’ve just started watching what seems to be a high quality gateway anime for many, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, although unfortunately for Maurice, that snared only him. Pete went for the wonderfully funny and tearjerking Angel Beats. I’m impressed with Mack for picking an anime from the middle of my list but I only rated Mob Psycho an 8, so no bonus. Jacob goes for Psycho Pass because I know he stans that, it’s a great dystopian thriller with lots of literary references and futuristic cop seriousness that makes it more like a Netflix TV classic than most anime. Spadz managed to pick an anime that was not on either of the lists I specified, I watched the first season of Bleach last year but then put in in my on hold list, and so far it looks like it’s remaining there indefinitely. I might pick it up later. Lee is unimaginative and my god when people write off an entire medium of tv shows just because you can make sexy stuff with it just like you can with 3D people… Actually, if you were so inclined, you could use MyAnimeList to track your h****i, the database for that site is very extensive so it’s on there, but thankfully, as everyone knows I don’t watch such smut, there’s none on my profile.

I went for Fate/Zero, my favourite anime ever. In case people might have remembered that being the case, considering I themed my Pointless last year around it. Or thought that a good idea was to go for one of my anime that was rated 10/10 (and if you had, you would have gotten a bonus!). But yeah, I knew it was never going to be top. I’m pinning my hopes this week on Dandy’s quiz.

Anyway, I swear I’m less manipulative on the next questions. A little less.
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post Aug 20 2017, 01:11 PM
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Yay for being om the rigjt side of manipulation for once , I was going to do Shigatsu was Kimi no Uso, what with my Hikaru Nara theme being loved by Iz, but then I remembered the goal of this quiz biggrin.gif
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post Aug 20 2017, 01:15 PM
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QUOTE(Leonardo @ Aug 20 2017, 02:11 PM) *
Yay for being om the rigjt side of manipulation for once , I was going to do Shigatsu was Kimi no Uso, what with my Hikaru Nara theme being loved by Iz, but then I remembered the goal of this quiz biggrin.gif


aww yeah I'd have loved to see more anime like that answered. But yes, you're right, wouldn't have done much for the quiz.
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post Aug 20 2017, 01:15 PM
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I think the one at the top of the list got changed shortly after I answered so I was lucky there.
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post Aug 20 2017, 01:18 PM
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Awwwww, I was on the wrong side of the change then.

I even noticed that you'd started a new one midweek so deliberately avoided that one as I knew the earlier voters couldn't have picked it - went for the one you appeared to have been watching all week instead but it hasn't paid off!
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post Aug 20 2017, 01:18 PM
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Not a great start, hope I've done better with the next ones!
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post Aug 20 2017, 01:20 PM
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QUOTE(dandy* @ Aug 20 2017, 02:18 PM) *
Awwwww, I was on the wrong side of the change then.

I even noticed that you'd started a new one midweek so deliberately avoided that one as I knew the earlier voters couldn't have picked it - went for the one you appeared to have been watching all week instead but it hasn't paid off!


Oops, yeah, I updated the one you chose from having seen 2 episodes to having seen 6. Wasn't really intending to catch people out that way. Credit for noticing at least part of my ploys.
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post Aug 20 2017, 01:21 PM
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Yes top answer = great start cheer.gif
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post Aug 20 2017, 01:23 PM
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2. A Medieval King not from England



William The Conqueror (10 – 2) – Brett-Butler, PeteFromLeeds, HarryEzra, Josh, danG, Liam, King Rollo, Sarah, Lewisqt, Jacob, Oliver

Charlemagne (3) – Iz~, Jade, Chez Wombat, Dobbo

Philip II (Augustus) of France (2) - Spadz, Cherry., Floater

Louis VI (the Fat) of France (2) – Leonardo, JosephStyles, Bre

Robert The Bruce (1) – Dandy*, Klaus

Louis I (the Pious) of Francia (0) – Suedehead2

Louis IX (the Saint) of France (0) - burbe

Philip II of Spain (0) – Moses!

William Wallace (0) – Lee Wallace

Richard I (0 – 2) - Mack

Joffrey Baratheon (0) - Jahq

King Tutankhamun (0) – DalekTurret

Bonus eligibility: A king (from within the historical period) outside of Europe – no one answered any of these. King Baldwin of Jerusalem would have been an example
Penalty eligibility: English kings.

So, I messed up a little with the wording of this question (in hindsight, ‘who was not an English king’ would have been clearer). My intention was to kill off all of those boring English kings that we all know that would have filled up the answers with not a foreigner to be seen, had I just made the question ‘name a medieval king’. Unfortunately, and I would argue this, several people thought that because William The Conqueror came from Normandy, this meant he was eligible for the question. Which he isn’t. Because he only became a king when he became English. So, you guys still get your points, but it’s diminished. I’ve penalised Mack too, but his is a slightly less offensive answer as Richard I famously didn’t spend much of his time in England but he was still an English King. I’m not mad, just disappointed.

Proper answers, the ones I was hoping to see, range to Charlemagne, the greatest European king in the Middle Ages and the guy I’d have expected to top this question, one answer for his son, Louis I. A few people gather up around Louis VI and Philip II, both strong French kings, and rather pleasingly obscure for FF scoring questions. Robert the Bruce also scores points. Yes, Scotland was a different country back then, as hard as it is to believe. William Wallace was not a king but at least he wasn’t from England so Lee avoids negative points for the second time in a row.

Joffrey and Tutankhamun are rather off the wall, one being fictional, the other being 4 times more outside the time frame as the Queen would be.
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post Aug 20 2017, 01:29 PM
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Well William was the obvious answer! tongue.gif Glad to be making up some points nonetheless
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