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It's been quite a long time since I've used AIB/NDJ and I figured I'd make a post for no earthly reason other than I have a week off for thanksgiving and I'm suuuuuuuuper bored icon_razz

So yep, hi. I've been rather busy, going about my writing career and a lot of other side projects. Photography, costume design, painting, etc; I've got a book series of 6 planned novels worked out with all the framework and brainstorming done. Lots of writing done, but no finished works yet. However, I've been talking with an editor and we've got a good thing going, and the publisher is on board to take the project into consideration once it's a completed work because he seems to really like what I've got going so far (Finger's crossed).

In the day, I now work for a rather large local catering company as the event coordinating manager and make quite a decent bit of coin doing so. I occasionally take shifts at another local restaurant on the weekends if I need to scratch together some quick cash for whatever thing I don't need buy want to buy (Tales of Zesteria collectors edition anyone?)

But more to the fun stuff, I've started getting into cosplay. Interestingly enough, a friend of mine invited me out to a convention and I thought it would be kinda lame but I had no plans, and they were having a smash tournament, so I figured I'd make an appearance.

Turns out it was probably one of the best weekends I'd had in a really long time. Not only did I take the tournament, but we had a blast doing the whole dress-up thing and meeting celebrities etc;

I went to a Goodwill and spent 11 bucks on a purple suit I found in there and went as a anarchist Joker. Totally overdone, I know, but it was an easy first choice and something I'd done for Halloween in the past so I gave it a shot.

I've met Peter St Paul, Team Four Star, and a bunch of other cool voice actors / anime / video game producers/voice actors/programmers/artists that I really fanboy hard over. And even once, while i was the joker at the last con I had Richard Epcar (The Voice of the Joker in the Injustice series) actually run me down and demand photos with me. Pretty funny, psuedo celebrities chasing you down for pics. Made my weekend.

Had to steal this photo from his Twitter feed.

It's been a rather amazing year. The whole thing has inspired me even more to lose weight. I've lost over 80lbs this year, I can do a 10 mile run now, I can bench 250 and I feel great with myself and I'm so close to achieving my weight goal I can taste it.

And with that comes a huge confidence boost. I've won costume contests, been asked to volunteer for panels with famous voice actors because it turns out I have a knack for it myself (I'd love to get into that field, but how the hell do I even start? haha) and over all it's been quite an amazing experience.

So I've been doing that all year. Showed up to a tournament dressed as Jason Voorhees under the name Voorhees, sat down, never spoke a word to anyone, took the tournament and then afterward slammed a dollar down on the table for money matches. Ended the night basically with a frikkin tip jar. Pretty hilarious.

Dressed up as Santa Jason, didn't ask if I could do it just showed up to an event, sat down in a chair, put up one of those 'roped off areas' next to me and waited. In a few minutes we had a line of people trying to tell me what they wanted for christmas. My buddy Steven dressed as Freddy Krueger in an Elf costume (little pointy booties with bells on them and everything, absolutely hilarious)

We ended up showing up to an event around Halloween time to a local company unannounced and dressed the part, and the guy loved us so much for all the silly stuff we did while we were there that they gave us these amazing Bishoujo versions of Freddy and Jason as a sort of thank you gift.

So now we've recently started a facebook page for fun to showcase our stupid shenanigans.

RedWire Cosplay

If anyone would like to support us with a few likes or shares on our videos that'd be cool. We're getting about 10,000 views a day this week on this video.

E.Nigma out
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Three variations of it.

Go to /r/smashbros. Say you are looking to renovate an old smash site to a new, active/bustling social media focused smash website. List why it isn't a smashboards, Anther's, Twitch Chat or Facebook clone. Ask what people are looking for in a website like this ~~upvote inflate by posting here~~ just say there is a post about in on /r/smashbros 

Discussion boards will always show what the most popular opinions are on a topic.


Mention it to some community leaders over twitter who used this website in the past or still do, like FOW, Zero, Nairo, etc. Include a link where feedback can be given. Just say you are looking for feedback to renovate a site. Some might retweet it.


Make a google doc open to everyone with a mod to grant access to members that can write. Ask members that have been approved by a mod to clearly and politely list the issues they are having with the website.  Red outline denied suggestions and green solution good ones. 
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I'm happy this is a thing. They bumped one of my favorite childhood anime, and didn't even use other songs for it, just remixes of the original OST, which is something i'm ok with. So nostalgic even with the change of animation.

It brings memories of other anime that have been revived (kinda), like Dragon Ball Super, Pokémon Origins, Sailor Moon, Soul Eater Not, etc. 

I read next episode(s) will be released on Spring 2016, i'm glad it's not over yet.
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It's about time we get something new for The Lion King series! Today Disney channel will be premiering a new movie called "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar" and then a new series coming up in January 2016! I hope it turns out to be better than Simba's Pride xD!
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Okay, so one thing I've learned from my recent tournaments is that I'm not that good in doubles. The reason why I generally get our team to 3rd is simply because I'm great vs. other players, and as long as I hold them off of my teammate, we can win. This works against players who suck at doubles and play the same way.

After playing teams like Toystory and Doombot or StarLord and Sect, I've come to realize that your doubles fundamentals make a crucial difference in how you play. Both teams would have combos for kills. DK would use the ding-dong, and Meta-Knight would finish with an Up B kill at an absurdly low percent. DK and MK would edgeguard the holy hell out of me, and as long as my partner couldn't intervene, it was a confirmed kill on me.

I want to be a better doubles partner, but I don't know where to begin. As an Ike main, I'm wondering what characters work best and what combos I should look for. I feel my team with Fatality was strong, but we were lacking the doubles fundamentals, and got punished hard by two teams. When I teamed with jda7, we were dominating up until Sect and StarLord, both of who are known as good doubles partners.

I think, in addition to Meta-Knight and Sheik matchup practice, I'm going to spend some time doing doubles online this week. I want to be a great teammate and hit 1st at tournaments.
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Yesterday was the day Smash 4 was released on Wii U! Happy birthday Smash 4 ^_^
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To you guys around the site, what is the one thing you solely have to have in a video game, aside from a good story, in order to enjoy it? 

This excludes story, though graphics are debatable. All games personally need a good story behind it no matter the creation. Whether or not the story is as simple as Mario's or delves into the complexity of say, Final Fantasy/ Metal Gear/ KH etc. is really a matter of preference. Simple stories have astounding results in a lot of gaming.
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Every damn time I get on Battle Spot it's ALWAYS against some scrub with a full legendary team

Legendary Pokemon take no skill to use at all. That's why it's retarded to even go on battle spot. cause you see Legendary Pokemon EVERYWHERE.  

Nintendo needs to fix battle spot to where every legendary is banned. (Yes I mean Thundurus, Landorus, etc etc.)

Edit: I hope you guys don't go on there. it's bad lol
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Hello again everyone who remembers me, and to those who don't! XD How long has it been since I said I was coming back here? I bet it was a long time ago. I need to stop disappearing from here, I mean, I still play SSBB, and I also play SSB4, so I wonder why I don't come on anymore, plus, I have a whole group to take care of.

And Yes I still play as Toon Link, that will never change. Hey, maybe I can be the next ICEng!! I do have a winning streak on SSB4 (on 3ds I forgot to mention).

... So this time, I WILL be here as much as I can! I promise! xD


... So how is everybody? Does everybody who I know still come on here often? xD
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For me being a big KP fan, this gives me joy that they released their newest album today on Youtube, named "Trigger Warning". The first song is a remix, but was still included in the album.


#1. Knife Party - PLUR Police (Jauz Remix)

#2. Knife Party & Tom Staar - Kraken

#3. Knife Party - Parliament Funk

#4. Knife Party - PLUR Police
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I don't use this site much anymore and it's pretty much dying once again.
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It's going to be Goku, Vegeta, Piccolo, Buu and a mysterious fighter that is stronger than Goku who fought Beerus. This was leaked from chapter 6 of the manga.
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My goal now is to get #1. This means I have to do better than Scatt, Fatality, and Reflex. What looks like a monumental goal is going to take a lot of work and tournament results. I'm going to be starting my trips to nationals next year, beginning with Genesis 3.

My goal to be #1 at this game has not changed. I find a bad matchup? I begin labbing it until I get better. That's how I beat Sonic and how I'm going to beat the rest of my bad matchups, such as Rosalina, Sheik, and Diddy. Practice and good critique go a long way, and I'm going to continue forging that path until I finally reach my goal.

Until that time comes, prepare yourselves.
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I know I haven't been very active recently, I've had lots to put up with, with school and my home life and all. But, I just finished my quick recap of October and it will get put up soon, after I do some final checks on it. Hopefully, I'll have November's news at either the end of the month or the beginning of December. Thanks for putting up with me!
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Honestly, I don't think many people even get on this site as much anymore, But I just wanted to say it's very upsetting, But it's amazing how at even a low point in time like this we can all get together and put our differences aside. It's truly a sign that we as people are starting to mature and grow up, Troll comments will more then likely be deleted, Figured someone had to make a blog like this since no one else probably would. #Pray4Paris

You can read more here, If you're interested in knowing more.
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Long story short. 

When i used to play Super Smash Bros., it was fun enough to play with less than 10 aviable stages, 12 characters (i didn't know Ness and Captain Falcon at that time though) and against CPUs 95% of the time, it was fun enough because i had some of my favorite Nintendo characters in one game, fighting each other and at the same time having lots of entertaing moments.

When Melee was released, things got even better with a roster that had over 20 characters. Like before, some unknown characters were introduced, like Marth, Roy and Mr. Game & Watch, besides them, other great characters joined, like Mewtwo, Bowser, Ganondorf, etc.

When Brawl arrived we got even more new Nintendo fighters, such as Meta Knight, Pit, Lucario, Ike, Lucas, etc.

But what was new about Brawl's roster was two characters in particular:


Brawl Trailer

I didn't know anything about him, nor about Metal Gear Solid, so i couldn't share the joy many other Smash players had, but like they say, the more, the merrier.

Honestly i had mixed feelings with this character, sometimes i thought he was neat and very dangerous, other times i just thought he was really annoying because of his weight and powerful close combat moves that had big priorities.

Other than that, with the amount of third parties we have at the moment i wouldn't mind if Snake returns, as long he has more balanced moves than in Brawl.


Brawl Trailer

At this point, i didn't have the chance to play the classic Sonic games yet, but at least i already played the ones that were released on the Game Cube and on the Wii, so i already knew the character and franchise, and therefore i was very excited when he was announced.

It was crazy to see how one of Mario's biggest rivals was able to join and finally was able to face the red plumber in a fight. At the same time though, maybe it wasn't very surprising since at this point Sonic already had some connection with Nintendo and their consoles.

3DS/WiiU Trailer

I actually doubted about him returning to Smash, but he did. I was very happy for the Blue Blur returning once again to fight the veterans and newcomers, and for SEGA, for letting this big moment repeat once again.


3DS/WiiU Trailer

Now this was a big surprise that Sakurai threw at us as soon the new Smash was announced.
Mega Man, the Blue Bomber actually joining Smash Bros.? wow.

I know this was around two years ago, but even then i wasn't a big Mega Man fan back then, the only games i've played were MM2, MM6, X5 and Network Transmission. Up to now i've made some progress in playing his games (i still have to work on getting to play more games of that franchise though).

It was great to see this character that was pretty much abandoned by CAPCOM joining Smash, using his Mega Buster, Rush and Robot Masters abilities to fight the other fighters. He truly needed to join to rebump his franchise/popularity and actually, in my opinion, it was about time he joined this franchise.


3DS/WiiU Trailer

A very iconic video game character since 1980, such a classic, simple character that evolved through the years (not a fan of his most recent look though).

Makes me remember when i was a kid an got to play Pac-Man, it was fun and that little theme that plays when you start a level, that's one of the jingles that are stuck in my mind since my very early years, just like the Overwolrd theme of SMB.

I'm glad he somehow got to join the roster, it's very nice to have more retro characters as playable fighters.


3DS/WiiU Trailer

This guy. This, guy. Another iconic video game character since the late 80's. I wasn't into Street Fighter at all, but i knew the franchise, i played few of the games, the one that i remember the most is Alpha 2, or 3 iirc (kinda makes me want to get the Alpha SF that is on the Wii U's VC).

I also found Ryu in other games like MvC, he's been always one of my favorite characters in that franchise, along with Spider-Man and Shuma Gorath. I also found him in Tatsunoko Vs Capcom but i used other characters in that one.

With CAPCOM already adding Mega Man i never thought i'd see Ryu joinin, too. Two CAPCOM reps? the heck? but sure, why not. Another reaction i had was like "Ryu? joining Smash? am i dreaming?"

What can i say, it's awesome that Ryu is in Smash with a moveset that is like the ones he has in his games (not to mention the Shoryuken and Hadouken, that'll teach some characters that uses similar moves), and he's so far the only character with two different Final Smashes, though i wish his Shinku Hadouken was like the ones he makes in MvC instead.


3DS/WiiU Trailer

Square-Enix joins Smash!? Sakurai, you're a man full of surprises.

This has to be the biggest reveal so far in this game (it wasn't even leaked), Cloud from Final Fantasy VII, a game that was released only on the Playstation and that in the end didn't have much to do with Nintendo, regardless of Nintendo having the first 6 FF games on its consoles.

While some people wanted/expected Sora to take the slot, i had in mind that Cloud also had some huge chances to be selected if SE joined, and that was the result.

Even though i never played FFVII (or almost any FF game), i knew a little about Cloud back in the time, very little if i do say so myself, i only knew him from sight, other than that i didn't know the character itself or the game from where he comes.

The only game i have that has him (though it doesn't help much to know better of him) is Theathrythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (hence the pic above).

I'm not a big fan of him, but i do recognize him as a good character and as someone who deserved to join Smash, after all he's pretty much the mascot of the Final Fantasy franchise.


With all of this said, i know Sakurai is doing an awesome job with the DLC characters, so whowever else comes next time i'm sure it will be another great addition.

And with the current roster we have at the moment, i just want to say, what a time to be alive.
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Today I went to Fusion 2 and came in 5th. I lost to Fatality in winner's (2-1) before I was upset by Gadiel Vastar's Rosalina. This marks the fifth Rosalina that has knocked me out of either winner's or bracket this year.

I am absolutely tired of Rosalina being my curse. I thought I obtained sufficient matchup experience against her when I labbed on Smashladder with Mr. Luma last month. I learned important things, and I even kept from getting Uair juggled by Eldin in our friendly rematch at TO11. Rather, Gadiel actually managed to keep a 4-5 hit juggle on Uair with me and keep me from landing till I died very early on Dream Land.

Between her incredibly safety with rolls, dodging, and her stupid range on her Fair and Nair, punishing her properly is very, very hard to do. The Luma itself is only half the problem, but she has a bunch of tools to go with her that make her lethal.

I'm done. I'm absolutely done being the victim of poor matchup experience. I will find Rosalina players online and I'm going to master this matchup to the point of forcing Rosalina players to switch against me in tournament. I'm done playing poorly to this character and absolutely tired of having to fight them in bracket and lose.

Minus the cumbersome hours I'm going to spend at work this week, I'm dedicating what time I have to practicing against Rosalina and labbing everything I can possibly find against her. I'm going to try to make Gwinnett Brawl this weekend, and I am going strictly to win.

The dark part of my mind says stupid things like, "wanna beat Rango? He's free to Rosalinas." I can see people saying that. I will no longer allow myself to think that way, and I'm going to destroy Rosalina in bracket just like I beat 6WX and his Sonic.
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Dark Shin here and I've returned once again to get my Smash on. It's been about 4 or 5 months since I've really played Smash or even visited this site, kinda took my attention away due to alot f personall issues. No wo9rries on any of that for now though cause I feel reenergized. Not too long ago I played a friend of mine in some offline matches and not only was my perfermance a surprise (since I hadn't played in so long) but I genuinely had fun.

So here I am once more coming to seek not only a group of smashers to join, learn from and have fun with but a possible partner to team with in doubles matches and whatnot. Gotta get my head back in the game so anyone interested in what I've had to say, come seek me out. I am here and I also have a skype so lets get things started.
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Instead of sitting here complaining about what's wrong, I thought I'd list a couple suggestions for the site.

It seems to me at least part of the reason the site isn't doing well is a lot of members have migrated to other sites which do those other features better or stuck with brawl. The downtime a couple years back didn't help either.

A couple of these suggestions are far out there, but this is a far out problem, so it might need a far out solution.

First off, take a look at Smashboards, Anther's, Facebook, and Reddit. All of those sites do things AiB does in spade. What they don't do, is they either are missing a feature to find, connect and meet other players in your area in a seamless fashion.

I firmly believe one of the first keys to improving this site is to repurpose it into a pseudo social network for smashers, like it is now but make it more seamless.

Near the top there should be three hotlinks: home, a news feed like thing and logout. Search should be on the other side. An Advanced search should include a filter for: state, city, etc. and the profile of each smasher should have a connect option where they can include optional links to youtube, twitter, and facebook.

Second suggestion: Unpopular opinion. I think this site needs a donate button and even further a fresh start website wise. The site is difficult to find, it's slightly more stable then it was and the UI is slightly cluttered and inorganized. We don't need to be Smashboards whatsoever. A donate button towards a new website would be killer, and donators of this new website can have benefits on the other site: like adfree browsing, etc. Also not pushing a dead horse but AllisSmash seems available

Three: Surprised this wasn't addressed earlier. This is more a suggestion of if the second suggestion is ignored. The home page is a bit cluttered. It should really be one line of blogs on the front, with a couple other things off to the side. A Twitch player is unneeded, instead like reddit a list of streamers can be displayed off to the side in a small portion.

Four: Bans should be more enforced, however mods deserve to be held accountable. There have been tons of bans over things that should not have warranted bans. Conversely, bans should be enforced if users deserve them. There should most definitely be an appeal process, if someone was banned over something trivial they should be allowed to appeal more easily to the mods.

Five: Don't drop ladder, but the main focus for the time being should be growth. There isn't a point in promoting something Anther's has, but pulling in members. Ads (again funded by a DONATE button) advertising Proto website as the "place where smashers can meet" will pull in smashers of all game types. We should stop focusing as a Brawl or Smash 4 hub, but a place for everyone.

Six: Recruit. When I ran a Brawl clan when I was 15 years old I was one of the largest clans online because I actively recruited, and so did my member's too. I did pick up flamers and ****boys occasionally, I picked up everyone, then dealt with the morons who tried to drop morale. 
Right now there are a ton of morons flaming each other and the site, morale is through the floor. Polls and responding to said polls fix morale. 
Recruiting is easy as balls, go you youtube videos like "smash 4 FC exchanges" and say you run a cool website. If 10 people literally did this and pulled in 2 people each that's still growth of 20 people. Yeah they might suck, but does anyone care about that on smashbook?

Seven: Mods should be nominated by the members. voted in by the mods and approved by the owner of the website. If someone is bad news there is no way they can pass all three of those conditions.

Eight: A more organized newsfeed with the ability to downvote/dislike blogs on the go would be helpful. This allows people to ignore ****posts instead of them showing up blatantly in my me section. 

Nine: Realize passive talk does nothing. It's ok to receive criticism, but where we are now the site is in trouble. It's at least worth considering the donate/site idea (name voted on by the community.) If you do this try reaching out to the players offline who used this site in the past. Imagine if ZeRo approved of an AiB 2, or Fow mentioned it on his stream. Imagine 900 more active members. 

Hell, imagine the donate button having a raffle prize of something CRAZY. Like a brand new wii u (with raffle tickets being two dollars each).

I can't speak for everyone here, there are people who hate social media, but Smashboards features for "social media" are cluttered and not the best. This site can kill based off of that alone. So that's pretty much it. If this site isn't down with it I can even try and go after this idea myself. I've got a spare 200 dollars sitting around and I want to see this site flourish again.
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Now that season 1 is complete with season 2 being confirmed to happen I decided to list my top 10 episodes from the show.

The Meteor - A body swap episode done right, especially considering some shows don't do it correctly (like Gravity Falls) so props to the writers.
Hedgehog Day - A hilarious episode that focuses on Eggman trying to stop a time loop.
Mayor Knuckles
Just a Guy 
Battle of the Boy Bands - A episode that is parodying off of Justin Beiber and making fun of him and his fangirls and it didn't even have Eggman appear.
Robot Battle Royale 
Fuzzy Puppy Buddies
Designated Heroes - A episode where Eggman actually finally wins 1 on 1 against Sonic. You sometimes forget he is a genius with a IQ of 300.
Counter Productive - A episode that reminds me of a Powerpuff Girl's episode.
It Takes a Village to Defeat a Hedgehog - The finale episode with a special guest appearance.
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