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PEE Poll: Which episode will be the Ultimate Survivor?
Parasites Lost
Insane in the Mainframe

i_c_weiner

DOOP Secretary
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« on: 04-27-2009 05:46 »

I had been considering a final twist anyway, but the sentiment that the Finals were "mismanaged" has persuaded me to use the twist.

New Rules
1. Back to the original voting system.
2. The five Finals episodes have been restored.
3. The episodes will start with a certain number of tallies depending on how they performed in the polls:
--a) Insane in the Mainframe will have 5 tallies as being eliminated at five remaining.
--b) Parasites Lost will have 4 tallies for the reason stated above.
--c) The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings will have 3 tallies for the reason stated above.
--d) The Sting and Roswell That Ends Well will have 1 and 2 tallies as these were their votes in the last poll minus 10 to normalize.
4. An episode requires 15 votes to be voted off.
5. To make the pages look more pleasant, we will use the Roman numeral X to replace 10 tallies.
6. There will be a break once one episode has been voted off.
7. All other words carry over.



Parasites Lost: ////
Insane in the Mainframe: /////
Roswell That Ends Well: //
The Sting: /
The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings: ///
Future Shock

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #1 on: 04-27-2009 06:34 »

Parasites Lost: ////
Insane in the Mainframe: /////
Roswell That Ends Well: ///
The Sting: /
The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings: ///
iceiwynd

Bending Unit
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« Reply #2 on: 04-27-2009 06:42 »

Parasites Lost: ////
Insane in the Mainframe: /////
Roswell That Ends Well: ///
The Sting: //
The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings: ///
x.Bianca.x

Urban Legend
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« Reply #3 on: 04-27-2009 08:11 »


Parasites Lost: ////
Insane in the Mainframe: /////
Roswell That Ends Well: ////
The Sting: /
The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings: ///
hobbitboy

Sir Rank-a-Lot
Urban Legend
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« Reply #4 on: 04-27-2009 10:09 »


Parasites Lost: ////
Insane in the Mainframe: //////
Roswell That Ends Well: ////
The Sting: /
The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings: ///
speedracer
Bending Unit
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« Reply #5 on: 04-27-2009 11:30 »
« Last Edit on: 04-27-2009 11:33 »

Parasites Lost: ////
Insane in the Mainframe: //////
Roswell That Ends Well: /////
The Sting: /
The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings: ///

Just to clarify -- only one vote between midnight and noon, only one vote between noon and midnight, and no casting consecutive votes for the same ep, right?  Also, is there a reset before the next round?
Tobbe

Crustacean
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« Reply #6 on: 04-27-2009 11:43 »

Parasites Lost: ////
Insane in the Mainframe: //////
Roswell That Ends Well: /////
The Sting: /
The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings: ////
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #7 on: 04-27-2009 12:14 »

Yay for less polls, more slash marks!

(That sounded less strange in my head.)

Parasites Lost: ////
Insane in the Mainframe: //////
Roswell That Ends Well: //////
The Sting: /
The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings: ////
Svip

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #8 on: 04-27-2009 12:55 »

Parasites Lost: ////
Insane in the Mainframe: //////
Roswell That Ends Well: //////
The Sting: //
The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings: ////

Controversial, eh?
i_c_weiner

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #9 on: 04-27-2009 13:07 »
« Last Edit on: 04-27-2009 13:09 »

Speedracer: Yes, those rules apply again for this round.

Bianca: The last poll was not rigged, it was a happenstance. I made it clear that I wasn't going to close it until Sunday night as I felt it was too close to call. At the point I made that decision the race was indeed a three way tie. At the point when you made your remark about Roswell, I was nowhere near my computer to close the poll. The auto-lock feature hadn't worked well for me during Fall Madness, closing a poll a day before or after it was supposed to be, so I wasn't going to trust it again. When I returned, Roswell and Devils Hands were tied. It was almost 8pm EDT, which was the time I was going to close the poll regardless, so I went to #fc and said for whomever to vote break the tie. That person voted for Devils Hands. Whichever episode that was voted against would've gone home, not the one which was not Roswell. And this whole time I've been voting against episodes right with you; I've already made my sentiments made in this game concerning certain episodes. However, these sentiments have not fogged my judgement before, why do you make such an accusation now? I find it quite inflammatory of you to make the claim that I rigged the poll to produce a result I wanted; just because you're online and are such the internet vigilante that you are doesn't mean everyone else is.
speedracer
Bending Unit
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« Reply #10 on: 04-27-2009 13:30 »

Bianca, you copied an old post and as a result left off a vote for Sting.  Here is the correct status:

Parasites Lost: ////
Insane in the Mainframe: //////
Roswell That Ends Well: //////
The Sting: ///
The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings: ////
Future Shock

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #11 on: 04-27-2009 13:32 »

Shouldn't there be a V for five votes? The neater, the better.
Svip

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #12 on: 04-27-2009 13:57 »

Shouldn't there be a V for five votes? The neater, the better.

Not our problem you cannot count to 5.
Future Shock

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #13 on: 04-27-2009 13:58 »

The neater the better. Not hinting at anything.
ShepherdofShark

Space Pope
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« Reply #14 on: 04-27-2009 14:48 »

I suggest a space between each chunk of 5, eg ///// ///
Tedward

Professor
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« Reply #15 on: 04-27-2009 15:36 »


Parasites Lost: /////
Insane in the Mainframe: //////
Roswell That Ends Well: //////
The Sting: ///
The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings: ////
FistfulOAwesome

Starship Captain
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« Reply #16 on: 04-27-2009 16:55 »

Parasites Lost: //////
Insane in the Mainframe: //////
Roswell That Ends Well: //////
The Sting: ///
The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings: ////


I like Future Shock's idea.
ShepherdofShark

Space Pope
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« Reply #17 on: 04-27-2009 17:05 »
« Last Edit on: 04-27-2009 17:18 »

Edit: I'm going to use my notation, cause it's slightly clearer. tongue (I'll still stick with the X for 10 though)

Parasites Lost: ///// /
Insane in the Mainframe: ///// /
Roswell That Ends Well: ///// /
The Sting: ////
The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings: ////
Angelikfire

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #18 on: 04-27-2009 17:34 »
« Last Edit on: 04-27-2009 17:39 »

Parasites Lost: ///// /
Insane in the Mainframe: ///// //
Roswell That Ends Well: ///// /
The Sting: ////
The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings: ////
i_c_weiner

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #19 on: 04-27-2009 22:27 »

I decided against using V for five slashes as it looked too similar to \/, which, depending on if somebody is lame and uses the backslash, would be two tallies instead of five. X is more obviously not a single slash tally and also reduces the length. I like the spacing between the first five votes though, so continue with that s'il vous plaît. Ce serait très cool.
speedracer
Bending Unit
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« Reply #20 on: 04-27-2009 23:48 »

Parasites Lost: ///// /
Insane in the Mainframe: ///// //
Roswell That Ends Well: ///// /
The Sting: ////
The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings: /////
speedracer
Bending Unit
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« Reply #21 on: 04-28-2009 00:00 »

Parasites Lost: ///// /
Insane in the Mainframe: ///// //
Roswell That Ends Well: ///// //
The Sting: ////
The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings: /////
ShepherdofShark

Space Pope
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« Reply #22 on: 04-28-2009 00:01 »

speedracer makes a good point. Does it need to be small now?
Future Shock

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #23 on: 04-28-2009 01:31 »

Parasites Lost: ///// /
Insane in the Mainframe: ///// //
Roswell That Ends Well: ///// //
The Sting: ////
The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings: ///// /

i_c_weiner

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #24 on: 04-28-2009 01:31 »

No, it doesn't need to be. Although the small is so darn cute.
FistfulOAwesome

Starship Captain
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« Reply #25 on: 04-28-2009 01:50 »

Parasites Lost: ///// /
Insane in the Mainframe: ///// //
Roswell That Ends Well: ///// ///
The Sting: ////
The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings: ///// /
soylentOrange

Urban Legend
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« Reply #26 on: 04-28-2009 02:00 »

Parasites Lost: ///// /
Insane in the Mainframe: ///// ///
Roswell That Ends Well: ///// ///
The Sting: ////
The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings: ///// /
Frida Waterfall

Professor
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« Reply #27 on: 04-28-2009 02:01 »

Parasites Lost: ///// /
Insane in the Mainframe: ///// ///
Roswell That Ends Well: ///// ///
The Sting: ////
The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings: ///// //

When I saw the conclusion of the final three poll, I was thrilled to get that b*tch of an episode off. After seeing this poll, I have came to the conclusion that everybody is ganging up on the no-doubt greatest non-Fry and Leela-ship episode of Futurama so then the major competition is out of the way.

The thing that bothers me about "The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings" is the fact that there were only a handful of good gags (the only one that I can even remember is th Robot Devil's escape) and all the lines for the Fry and Leela ship seemed pretty cheesy and one-dimensional. Besides, the entire "opera" concept was kind of gaudy.
Sine Wave

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #28 on: 04-28-2009 02:07 »

You liked ITWGY, your argument is invalid.

Parasites Lost: ///// //
Insane in the Mainframe: ///// ///
Roswell That Ends Well: ///// ///
The Sting: ////
The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings: ///// //
Frida Waterfall

Professor
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« Reply #29 on: 04-28-2009 02:32 »

How so? "Into the Wild Green Yonder" was a much more appropriate ending- epic, prophetic, and a decent Fry and Leela ship. "The Devi's Hands are Idle Playthings" was all about music (then again, I don't like music).
i_c_weiner

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #30 on: 04-28-2009 02:36 »

Parasites Lost: ///// //
Insane in the Mainframe: ///// ///
Roswell That Ends Well: ///// ///
The Sting: /////
The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings: ///// //


Yonder wasn't near as shippy as Devil's Hands. The only shippy part was the final scene, and even that was more ambiguous than Devil's Hands. However, this is one reason why I prefer Yonder to Devil's Hands: not as shippy, more Futuramay.
km73

Space Pope
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« Reply #31 on: 04-28-2009 02:56 »

Frida:

...

You don't like music, your argument is invalid.


laff
iceiwynd

Bending Unit
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« Reply #32 on: 04-28-2009 03:31 »

Parasites Lost: ///// //
Insane in the Mainframe: ///// ///
Roswell That Ends Well: ///// ///
The Sting: /////
The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings: ///// ///

Yeah - all of the sudden mass-voting for Roswell when it experienced so, so little before (I understand that there are only five episodes left - it still experienced very few votes as the episodes were dwindling down, and it took a really long time for it to garner even one vote), has really got me confused.

I'm not a fan of the ship, like, in the slightest, so seeing the number of shippy episodes here compared to the number there were even in the entire series is a little... ehh. I don't really know the word for it, but it's kind of lame.
Frisco17

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #33 on: 04-28-2009 04:08 »

Parasites Lost: ///// //
Insane in the Mainframe: ///// ////
Roswell That Ends Well: ///// ///
The Sting: /////
The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings: ///// ///
FistfulOAwesome

Starship Captain
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« Reply #34 on: 04-28-2009 06:18 »
« Last Edit on: 04-28-2009 06:20 »

i_c_weiner: What Futurama is is up to debate. There are very few episodes from season 2 that would have worked in season 1. There are few from 3 that would have worked in 2. What I'm getting at is the show changed focus as it went on. Each season has it's own distinct feel so I don't think it is simple to explain what is Futuramay and what isn't.

For the record, ITWGY is quite shippy. The ship itself is just stretched out and not the sole focus of that episode.

iceiwynd: Sorry man. The shippy episodes of Futurama are among its highest rated (check it out: http://www.gotfuturama.com/Information/EpisodeGuide/) so it really isn't that surprising that so many of them rank high on these lists. I can understand you not liking it but your gonna have to accept that they will always pull in the high numbers since there is a rabid fanbase for that part of the show.

If it helps, ITWGY will probably result in less shippy episodes (that is episodes devoted to the ship) if the show returns.

Edit: when the show returns.
iceiwynd

Bending Unit
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« Reply #35 on: 04-28-2009 06:44 »

Naw, I totally get that the ship is really popular around here, and I agree that a lot of the shippiest episodes are among the series' best - I have no problem with any of these episodes being in the top five, really, 'cause I agree that they're all fantastic episodes. I just feel that in the long run, outside of the individual episodes, Fry/Leela has been poorly handled (like all of the complaints about it being completely ignored in BWABB following the events of BBS - the actual show did that all of the time), making Leela come across as a bitch, and Fry (more of) a pathetic loser. And while the episodes themselves were good and worked nicely as standalones, putting it all together sullies the whole thing for me, which leads to a greater dislike that I have for them than I otherwise would have.

I'm just a bigger fan of deeper character stuff (Fry's past episodes are my favourites since he's my favourite character and it's a great insight into him, particularly as he can be argued as the most relatable character in the sense that he's from our time, and the concept of being displaced so much in time is a fascinating concept in and of itself... and with Fry basically having the mentality of a child, it just becomes more... I'm not sure what the right word is here. Awesome?) than trying to stuff Fry and Leela together as a couple. And part of that probably comes from the fact that I hardly ship any couple in any of my other fandoms, either, canon or not. I'm just generally not big on romance in general.
Tedward

Professor
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« Reply #36 on: 04-28-2009 06:47 »

Parasites Lost: ///// //
Insane in the Mainframe: ///// ////
Roswell That Ends Well: ///// ///
The Sting: ///// /
The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings: ///// ///
FistfulOAwesome

Starship Captain
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« Reply #37 on: 04-28-2009 08:27 »
« Last Edit on: 04-28-2009 08:29 »

iceiwynd: I don't think the writers made the ship a central focus of the show because everybody would have found it unnecessary. Imagine if they devoted 315 to following up on 314. Everybody would have been asking where the jokes are (actually, I guess they still did). Hell, if 305 had Fry wrecked up because of what he found out about his brother it would have been unnecessary. We didn't really need to see what happened in between the individual episodes since it wasn't going to be interesting (Fry cries for a while but moves on).

When your dad dies you'll probably be torn up for a while but then a month later your back to talking trash on an online game. The reset button has a purpose because it sort-of exists in real life. Life goes on.

I guess what I'm trying to say through all this rambling is that Futurama handled F & L's relationship as well as it's format (sitcom) and premise (20th century loser ends up in the 30th century) could possibly handle it. As much as I like F & L's relationship I admit that it is essentially Futurama's long running B story.

P.S. Is there any T.V. show (or movie series or game or whatever) that you think handled a romantic relationship well? If you don't want to waste any more space in this topic maybe you could drop me a personal message (if you do maybe my replies will be more coherent).
iceiwynd

Bending Unit
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« Reply #38 on: 04-28-2009 10:34 »

I dropped you a line! And now, I will cast my morning-hours vote.

Parasites Lost: ///// ///
Insane in the Mainframe: ///// ////
Roswell That Ends Well: ///// ///
The Sting: ///// /
The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings: ///// ///
Svip

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #39 on: 04-28-2009 11:12 »

Parasites Lost: ///// ///
Insane in the Mainframe: ///// ////
Roswell That Ends Well: ///// ///
The Sting: ///// //
The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings: ///// ///

If anything, "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings", I prefer the subplot where Bender tries to figure out what irony is.
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