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NA's November splatfest: Sci-Fi versus Fantasy! Fiction fight!

Discussion in 'Regular Discussion' started by Dessgeega, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Dessgeega

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    It's that time again, in America at least! The action will happen next Friday, 11/17 from 9PM PT to 9PM PT the next day.

    We can get some real discussion out of this one! What side are you thinking and why? Personally, Sci-fi interests me more, give me freaky aliens and lasers and space operas!
     
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    I chose Fantasy to witness only the truest of heroes
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    Dragons, magic, most of anime.

    I think we all know what's the right side.
     
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    I vote for Sci-Fi because technically, Splatoon is a Sci-Fi game because there are mutated squids who took over the world.
     
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    I've never been interested in Sci-fi, so sorry Pearl, but I'm going on Marina's side for this one.

    If we're talking about media, some of my most played games are fantasy, and they've dominated a fair share of my life.

    Childhood: Zelda
    Teenage years: Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Fire Emblem, any JRPG I could get my grubby hands on
    Current years: Elder Scrolls, Dark Souls

    While you Sci-fi fans might be traveling the stars, I'll be down here praising the sun.

    So for this Splatfest *I put on my robe and wizard hat*
     
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    Given that about 95%+ of the books I read are fantasy and I'm an aspiring fantasy author, the choice is pretty easy for me.

    Not to mention that you can make a pretty compelling argument for most modern science-fiction being at least partly fantasy anyway. Any sci-fi which involves an element not explained by technology (The Force in Star Wars being the most obvious example) is technically fantasy. And any element explained by technology that isn't realistically possible (faster-than-light travel, for instance) is also technically fantasy. Once you start getting into the realm of really soft science fiction, at that point it's basically just pure fantasy in a futuristic setting.

    I know that all this Splatfest is actually meant to boil down to is elves vs aliens, swords vs lasers, technology vs magic, etc. But looking at it in terms of what the fantasy and sci-fi genres are actually supposed to be, sci-fi gets the short end of the stick in a lot of ways.
     
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    This one was really hard for me, I like both a ton. In the end, it pretty much came down to whether I liked Star Wars or Lord Of The Rings for me. I've always loved Star Wars, LOTR is cool, but Star Wars just interests me more. So I'm going with Sci-Fi. LET THE BATTLE COMMENCE!!!
     
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    Pearl got hit with the nerf bat. It was nice while it lasted.
     
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    Crud, this is Vampires vs. Werewolves for me all over again.

    Laser guns! Space! Time travel! All in Sci-fi!

    Dragons! Spells! Harry Potter! All in fantasy!

    This maybe an unanswered question, but what genre does Steven Universe fall in? I might choose based on that.
     
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    I' say Sci-fi, because from what I can remember, there's some spaceship themed stuff In it.
     
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    But the gems are "magic" as they say.
     
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    I still think sci-fi when I think of Steven U.
     
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    Sci-fi because most of the best books and movies ever made have been sci-fi.

    Jurassic Park
    Star Wars
    2001
    The Twilight Zone
    War of the Worlds
    Godzilla
    Dinotopia
    And my personal favorite
    Whales on Stilts
     
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    So glad I'm EU because Nintendo making me choose between the two of these would not have been fair.
     
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    This one's tricky, because a lot of "sci fi" stories could be described fantasy stories- Star wars and Dr Who both gloss over physics and introduce impossible elements with no attempt to explain how they might work, or give the impression that they might one day exist.

    In addition, I'm at a point of indecision. I'm gonna have to think about this one.

    On the bright side, I found this forum before splatfest this time.
     
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    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! FANTASY FOR LIFE! Also, Steven Universe is mainly fantasy with a bit of Sci-Fi. I mean a pink lion that can walk on water? Fantasy. :p
     
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    But Fantasy is Marina's team.
     
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    And? Pearl may be my fav, but I love Marina too. Plus, that doesn't matter with Splatfest. I pick teams based on the categories~
     
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    Easy choice for me, being Fantasy, mainly due to my intense love of The Legend of Zelda and Fire Emblem, as well as the general fantasy theme. Sci Fi is cool too, and I love this Fest theme. Two pretty evenly matched categories, it should be pretty close.
     
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    Aaah I really like both! Fantasy and Sci-Fi are vague words and they can kinda become the same thing at times. oh well, I have a little time to pick one. ;w;
     
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    Sci-fi all the way. I didn't even have to think about it. Speaking of which, I am relatively new to the Switch, so if there is anyone looking for a team for the Splatfest team matches, I am looking for some people as well.
     
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    Pfft, use all the magical fairy ink-dust you want, Marina's victory is still mere fantasy! That is science fictional fact!!

    Therefore, while I'm crashing in on friend that weekend I just may pick Sci-Fi and have him play Splatoon 2 for the first time, because despite Team Sci-Fi's losses, Marina will still lose in the end. *cries on the inside while villainously laughing on the outside*
     
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    I'm the jelliest jellyfish ever since jelly-jam's been made from jellyberries. Or something like that.

    US: Gets an actual Halloween Splatfest || EU: Gets to argue over how to hang the toilet paper roll
    US: Gets one of the best themes ever || EU: Let's argue about food again....

    So, with a short "duck you NoE", I'll let you know I would've chosen Sci-Fi, as plenty of games and movies I enjoyed as a kid were more Sci-Fi first and foremost, the Fantasy genre came later. Though, if we went by my mid-teen years until today, lots of games and series I enjoyed were pretty much in-between. A general fantasy-like setting with lots of crazed wildlife and dragons and unicorns, featuring classical elements like mana and magic? Check. Futuristic technology and spaceships and robos and elaborate futuristic laboratories in that same universe? Check. What Genre? Uuuuh, J-RPGs in a nutshell. Though I cannot deny my old Sci-Fi roots, so I'll be rooting for science!
     
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    FANTASY!!
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    Well, I still haven't chosen a side, but I did draw this picture.[​IMG]
     
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    Oh great, another splatfest theme where I have to chose between two things I like...

    Well as of lately, thanks to the influence of curtain streamer and my brother I've been very interested in D&D as of lately and that game is 100% Fantasy (on top of that, there are SOO many other things related with Fantasy that I love)... but I really Sci-Fi and futuristic stuff as well...

    ...this is going to be a tough choice for me.
     
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    Welp I picked Fantasy. now it's time to play as much as I can and scrub the crap out of my T-shirt so I can get as many chunks as I can before splatfest is over. I noticed on the phone app it says 11/17-11/18 and I really hope that is the case because on the 17th I have to work 11am to 8pm! then I have to get up at 5am the next day to work 7am to 3pm! ;w; I hate Walmart.
     
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    I kinda know Marina is going to win this time...
    I love both, but I can definitely tell I love Sci-fi more...
    Because...
    GIAAAAAAAAAAANT ROBOTS!
    Aaaaaaaand Spaceships!
    Aaaaaaaand light sabres!
    How could you say no to them tho
    Both a huuuuuuuge fan of American Sci-fi and Japanese Robot Anime.
    Anyway, has anyone played super robot wars before? Just askin', coz its awesome.
     
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    Doctor Who approaches everything with the assumption that it's all based on science. They don't explain everything, but psychic abilities and artifacts that basically grant wishes are theoretically based on unbelievably advanced technology.

    Star Wars, on the other hand, is about wizards in space. I blame it more than anything else for there being confusion about what constitutes sci-fi, because it looks like sci-fi but isn't. Trying to make it more sci-fi by introducing midichlorians was generally considered the dumbest idea in any of the movies.
     
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    Guess I will be dusting off my +2 holy Slosher of Sci-Fi fan slaying.
     
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    I would pick sci-fi. It usually has more to offer in the long run. And modern science is science fiction too. :)
     
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    I love LOZ but I'll have to go with sci-fi! I'm more interested in space-themed stuff :^)
    I feel like this will be a pretty good splatfest though! Both options are really good so the popularity vote could go either way (which means less mirror matches haha).
     
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    Not sure what's up with my NoA friendlist. Hasn't been this unbalanced since Mayo vs Ketchup.

    Bunch of silly fantasy dreamers! :p
     
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    My friend list has 12 sci-fi and 9 fantasy.
    Now I can't wait to see the vote result lol
     
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    Well, it's once again time for some more splatfest street capturography. Let's see what's to be found.

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    You fool, that doesn't help me choose! Magic portals or science portals?!

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    Make believe? Pah! I rather make stuff!

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    Like making a Pearl-bot with a smaller forehead! =p

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    Enchantress! *hisssss* You and your chances of winning are both fantasies! *sob*

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    Bards with stringy lutes by candlelight? Nah, gimme djs with dope beats by laserlight!
     
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    Think I'll side with Team Fantasy on this one. A tough call, but I think I prefer hacking away at Generic Dragon #44917 and Generic Demons #738-768 over shooting down Generic Alien Mothership #52.

    Right, give me about a day and I'll be in fighting form. Hopefully we won't let Marina down yet again.
     
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    ...And not a single D&D reference in sight, I'm greatly saddened... If I was skilled enough to make art on the plaza I'll be making a bunch references right now and would more then likely add a bit of a Sci-fi into the mix... I have many ideas for this theme but I lack the artistic talent to make it. :\
     
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    Give them time, they're busy rolling their drawing stats,
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    Team fantasy all the way! From LoTR, to mythology, to good ol' D&D, how could I chose anything else? I'll raise my sword any day to fight for Fantasy!
     
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