Disclaimer – this is going to be a week of nonsense here in the kingdom. It seemed like the blogosphere could used some silliness, and since that is what we are all about here, that is what we are going to provide. Everything this week will be designed to uplift, make you laugh, etc… If you aren’t okay with that, too bad, that’s what you are going to get anyway. Now, on with the show…
The rules (because all games must have rules, except Calvinball, of course):
1) Read the prompt. (I know what you are thinking, “Reading, bleh, who wants to do that. But if you don’t read the prompt then you won’t be able to fully play along.”
2) Choose a side. (You have to pick a side in tug-of-war, that’s kind of important.)
3) Write a post that supports your decision. (We don’t need an essay, and we don’t give bonus points for brevity either. However, we will be your friend if you do something creative.) (Kim also says you can just leave your answer as a comment and since she is awesome we are going to allow that.)
4) Link back to this post so the moderator can count your support correctly. (Unless you leave your answer in the comments, then you don’t need to link back, because, well that might create an infinite loop that could explode the internet.)
5) There is no fifth rule – just seemed like there needed to be another one – oh, wait, I know: The fifth rule of Matticus Kingdom Tug-of-War is “You do talk about it.” To anyone and everyone. That’d be great.
The winning side will be the one that gets the most support, and their reward will be the knowledge that they chose wisely and eternal fame across the kingdom.
Doesn’t this sound like fun?
Many thanks to Kim and Rara for helping come up with and formulate this idea. They are amazing. Go forth and check out their pages. That’s not an order, per se, but it is an official edict. (Yes, there is a difference.)
For the return of the world famous* game, we have chosen the prompt: Which universe of superheroes (and villains) is superior: Marvel or DC?
*”World famous” may or may not be an accurate description. We aren’t going to discount it as a possibility though.
The Matticus Kingdom is throwing our support behind Marvel. Mostly that is because we are partial to The Punisher and Spiderman. But, we can’t discount the overall popularity of the Marvel movies: X-Men, Spiderman, Iron-Man, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers, etc… They have dominated the box office and those billions of dollars cannot be ignored. Plus, if we didn’t pick Marvel, we are pretty sure that The Punisher would hunt us down and we really want to avoid that.
You want to play, right?
- Choose a side
- Make a post and link it back to this one
- Or leave a convincing argument in the comments
(Rara, in her infinite wisdom has decreed there should be an offical timeframe related to when the winner will be announced…. yeah, she’s a smarty like that.)
The ruling powers here in the Kingdom have decided that participants have until Friday (1/24/2014) one week (five-ish days) to throw their support behind one of the two answers.
Our official counter (yeah, we have a guy for that) will add them up and then one of our minions will post the results at some point next weekend, or the following Monday: bestowing glory upon the winners.
And, we’ll all live in a better world for finally having solved once and for all which is the better comic universe.
229 thoughts on “The Return of the Official Matticus Kingdom Tug-of-War”
Hey Matt, I’ve decided to share this prompt with the Vox Diaspora– mostly those of us who emigrated to WordPress from the now-defunct Vox blogging platform. Since I am posting it today, the responses might not all be in time for tomorrow, but your rules… they are pretty much like our old Question of the Day (QotD) prompts at Vox. The post is already linked up to this one, so would their comments there on the Vox Diaspora post still count?
Yep. As long as I can find the comments or links to post before I’m doing the final tally, I’ll count any and all of them. 😀
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This wasn’t nonsense, this was BRILLIANT!
Thank you. 😀
Did you want to cast your support behind one of the teams?
I’m a DC boy at heart.
Is that your official answer? Is that who you want to support in this tug-of-war?
Support officially counted by the um, official counter. While I can’t applaud your choice (Go Team Marvel), I can applaud you for taking part in the greatest debate to plague mankind since we became a mankind. or something like that. So, yeah, thanks for playing!
It was my pleasure!
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Oh goodness, this argument is the life of my cousin- where is that girl when I need her ?
A phone call or email away?
That, sir, will surely cause the information overload of the internet
Well, it has happened before. Might as well happen again for such a good cause as this. Right?
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I have to go with DC, that Little Dude rocks and he sure puts up a good argument for what he believes. From reading his mom’s blog it turns out he is only 9 or 10 years old. I have to admit I’m a bit embarrassed. I’m old enough to be his father and he writes better then I do. Matticus, thank you for giving the Little Dude his chance to shine in the Kingsom as well as on WP.
DC support noted. Thanks for commenting and playing along. And, yes, completely agree, Little Due is awesome. I’m fairly certain he writes more thought out and documented arguments than I ever have, but considering who his mom is, that shouldn’t be surprising.
I have been reading Samara’s work. I refer to her as “The Gifted One”. I wish she would recognize her talent. I told her in a comment that she should not be the judge of her own work.
None of us should ever judge our own work. We are too close to it.
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