The Return of the Official Matticus Kingdom Tug-of-War

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.

taggy tag tag

I was tagged again!!!  How does that keep happening?  I thought I had taken myself out of the game, retired, as it were, from the schoolyard antics of my past.  Alas, I guess I never get to actually retire, do I?

That’s okay.  I love playing games.  And tag was always one of my favorites!  Cheers to being forever young (at heart if nothing else).

MerBear tagged me.  Have you been knocked over by a feather recently?  I highly recommend it.

She didn’t just tag me though.  She full on hit me… sent me sprawling in the dirt…  I think it’s because I owe her a cup of coffee.  I made her spit hers out once, I think it was something I said, and she’s never forgiven me for that.

Part of her tagging me, was slapping me with these rules:

1. Post these rules. 
2. Post a photo of yourself and eleven random facts about you. 
3. Answer the questions given to you in the tagger’s post. 
4. Create eleven new questions and tag new people to answer them.

5. Go to their blog/Twitter and let them know they’ve been tagged.

1. Done.

2. A photo?  Of me?  Nobody wants to see that.  In any case, how about a game within a game – I’ve already posted a couple pictures of me out in the kingdom, go forth and find them if you dare.  And eleven random facts too?  These rules are already starting to get on my nerves.  I think I’m going to skip this one.  Neener, neener.

3. MerBear’s questions for me and my answers:
1. What’s you’re favorite color?  Blue.  (I think it’s funny that I’m purposefully typing the word “Blue” in red.)
2. What is you’re worst vice?  Being perfect.
3. Have you ever wished upon a star?  Of course!
4. Do you like the sound of you’re voice?  Live, yes.  Recorded, no.
5. Do you agree that pudding is awesome?  Chocolate pudding, yes.  I don’t recognize any of the other “options.”
6. If not, why???  n/a
7. Can you touch you’re tongue to you’re nose?  Not anymore.  I sucesfully did this once when I was much younger.  Since then every subsequent attempt has been met with utter, soul crushing, failure.
8. Can you burp the alphabet?  Sadly, no.  It’s one of the greatest regrets of my life.
9. Do you like the smell of fresh cut grass?  No.  But, only because I associate the smell with the itchy feeling I get after playing in fresh cut grass.
10. Do you feel bad that I am struggling to come up with these last couple questions?  Nope.  Suffering is part of the game!  Muahahahahahahaha.
11. How often do you wash you’re hair?  At least once a day.  (Every morning.  If I go running or do some other outside activity at some point during the day I take a second shower before going to bed and more often than not will wash my hair again.  What few hairs I have left.)

4. My questions and the people who must answer them or face the consequences:

1.  What movie quote do you use most often?
2.  Who is your current favorite actor or actress?
3.  What “summer blockbuster” are you most looking forward to?
4.  What is one of the movies you have been most disappointed by after waiting eagerly for its debut?
5.  Who is your current least favorite actor or actress?
6.  Why?
7.  What is one book you’ve read recently that you would like to get seen made into a movie?
8.  Who would you cast into the main roles?
9.  Why?
10.  Do you have a book that you love that you hope never gets made into a movie?
11.  If so, what is it and why?  If not, congratulations, you don’t have to to do anything else.

I haven’t had a chance to get out and meet a bunch of new people recently, the little prince as been taking up most of my previous blogging time.  So, I’m going to have to tag the people who are normally hanging around the kingdom:

(Aunt) Princess Rosebud
The Imaginator
Matrone Bell
Not Quite Alice
Lady Lovely

5. I accomplished this task through the marvel of pingbacks.  I’m awesome like that.  You can reach out and touch me if you want.  I probably won’t bite…