Versus: Season 2 Episode 4

The Jester and his First Knight once again face off in the virtual arena. Please head on over and cast your votes. Let us know who you think would win!

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It’s the Versus that you’ve all been waiting for! It’s the long anticipated rematch between Matticus and I!

Well, I’m sure at least one of you were anxiously awaiting it anyway.

The first order of business, however, is declaring the winner of the previous Versus post. In Episode 3, I asked you to vote for which of the three Summers brothers was the most badass. Once again, the results didn’t go for who I voted for. You said that Gabriel, or Vulcan as he’s more widely known, was that answer. It’s hard to argue that. After all, he did conquer the Shi’ar Empire. In defense of Alex (Havok), who I voted for, in the War of the Kings storyline, Havok was able to absorb the energy of an entire star and use it to hurt Vulcan pretty badly. Just as Havok was about to put him down for good…

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Guest Post: Escaping Evil by Revis Edgewater

Just another shameless plug of the story I wrote.

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Talented writer Revis Edgewater from 33 Grams of Blog leaves us spellbound this week with an original story based on a quote from my all time favourite book. This is his second part of our Cheer Pepper collaboration – the first can be found on his blog here.

“On the sea he wished to meet it, if meet it he must. He was not sure why this was, yet he had a terror of meeting the thing again on dry land. Out of the sea there rise storms and monsters, but no evil powers: evil is of earth.”

The winds blew into the sails, but not fast enough for his liking. As far as he was concerned, hurricane winds were welcomed, provided they pushed the boat farther away from what was chasing him. All around him, the boat’s crew went about their tasks. They were completely unaware of the…

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This is What Happens…

Hello, Kingdomers….uhhh… Kingdomites…. or whatever the followers of this here blog call themselves. For those of you who don’t know me, I am Revis Edgewater; First Knight of the Matticus Kingdom and co-author of the Jester’s book, The Erratic Sun. If you don’t already have it, I’ll wait patiently while you either go here for the paperback version or here for the Kindle version. Now that I’ve gotten that shameless plug out of the way, let me get on with telling you why I’m here.

Normally, I play on my own blog, but since both Matticus and I contributed to what you’re about to read next, I figured I’d stop on by the Kingdom. It’s been a while since I’ve made my presence felt here anyway.

Below is an exchange that took place between Matticus and I earlier today. This is what happens when we have enough time to email each other while we’re at work:

Revis: To err is human. Wait…. you’re human, right? Or are you some cybernetic jester from the future who also happens to write????

Matticus: I’m not a robot.  Definitely not.  Trust me. *creepy grin*

R: Damn, I was hoping for a robot friend. If Fry gets Bender, how come I can’t get one?

M: You make a valid argument about the Fry/Bender situation.  Though, they both also have a Cyclops for a friend… so… even  if I was a robot, which I’m most definitely not, we are both still getting gipped in the friendship department. 

Also, we need a space ship.

R: Well, we don’t have a cyclops friend, but we do have a dinosaur friend. Does that count? We also have a ship. It’s called the Erratic Sun, remember? We just can’t fly it…. 

M: We do have a dinosaur friend, that’s very true.  And I have a ninja-knight, a knightly ninja, as a friend.  Can’t get much cooler than that.  And, yes, we do have a spaceship.  A very nice one.  I’m not sure why you can’t fly it?  I’ve taken it for a couple spins around the galaxy…

R: Wait, Terry lets you fly it??? He never lets me!

M: Hmm… That’s weird. I’ll have a word with him next time I see him.

R: Yeah,  whenever I ask to fly it, he mumbles something about not wanting to die…

M: Have you given him a reason for doubting your ability to pilot the thing?

R: There was that one time I crashed that hovercar because I saw a squirrel, but that wouldn’t happen in the Sun. There aren’t any squirrels in space.

M: Squirrels in Space, the movie.

R: Oh, sure. Take Terry’s side. I see how you are.

M: That’s not what I was doing!! I was changing the subject….  😛

R: Yeah, right. I bet you two go out on weekends and party without me…

M: Only once or twice.

R: I knew it! I’m the third wheel!

M: No!!! … you actually have to be around to be considered the third wheel, right? 😛

R: Do you think Al Gore would’ve still invented the Internet if he knew that this was the kind of stuff we’d do with it?

M: Yes!  He’s the biggest prankster of all!

 

There’s Still Time

In case you’ve forgotten, or if you missed it the first time, we here at the Kingdom have asked for your help. We’d like you to help us determine who fiction’s greatest archer is.

All you need to do is write a post telling us who you think fiction’s greatest archer is and link it back to the original post. It can be as long or as short as you’d like it to be. You just have to use your post to make your case for why your archer is the greatest archer in fiction.

The only real rule is that no two people can use the same archer. Of course, different versions of the same archer is acceptable. For example, desertskys argued for the mythological version of Robin Hood. If you wanted to argue that one of the movie or TV versions of Robin Hood is better, you can.

Other than desertskys, Matticus has argued for Tanis Half-Elven from Dragonlance. I, myself, have made my choice Tristan from King Arthur.

Disagree with our picks? Let us know by making a post of your own. We’d love to know who you think fiction’s greatest archer is.

Fiction’s Greatest Archer

I do a series on my blog called Versus. In it, I’ll take two fictional characters and pit them against each other. As I was trying to come up with new matchup ideas, I thought about putting two archers against each other. The only problem I has was that, the more I thought about it, the harder it became to narrow down which two archers I should be using.

Throughout the history of fiction, there have been many awesome archers. Which one is the best, though?

Is it fiction’s original archer, Robin Hood? If so, which version of Robin Hood is it? Is the Robin Hood of myth best? Or maybe it’s Errol Flynn’s version? Perhaps Kevin Costner’s, or Russell Crowe’s? Maybe you even think  Disney’s fox version is the best.

There have been plenty of other archers in fiction of all types: novels, comic books, TV, and movies.

Legolas of the Woodland Realms has been kicking butt on paper and film since the early 1900s. But, is his written form better than his film portrayal? How about Catti-Brie, from R.A. Salvatore’s Drizzt books, and her bow Taulmaril the Heartseeker? Or how about Paris, killer of Achilles in the Iliad?

We also have the comic book archers. DC has Green Arrow, but is Stephen Amell’s portrayal in Arrow better than the comic book version? What about Marvel’s Hawkeye? Does Jeremy Renner’s work in the Avengers movies outdo his comic performance?

I could go on and on.

What we’d like to know is who do you think is fiction’s greatest archer? We’d like your participation in this debate. If you want to let your opinion be known, we’d like you to write a post (preferably no longer than 1000 words) telling us why your archer (whether it’s someone I mentioned in this post or not) is fiction’s greatest archer and link back to this post.

If you do plan on writing a post for us, do us a favor and put what character, and which version, you will be writing a post about. We don’t mind if more than one person uses the same character, as long as it is two different versions of that character. (For example: Two different people writing about Hawkeye is ok as long as one is about the movie version and one is about the comic book version.)

In a couple of weeks (in order to give anyone who wants to participate time to make their case), we’ll make a new post with links to all of the entries. The new post will also include a poll, so you, the readers, can vote on who you think made the best case for their archer. That way, we’ll have an answer to the question, “Who is fiction’s greatest archer?”