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  1. 4 points
    The site is open. Registration is open. The core features seem to work regarding Matches (start and stop) and adding Characters. The Forum has a lot of features. It's pretty fun. Changes: Rated matches now occur via the Stars rating 'Rate This Topic'. Any forum member can rate a Rated Match ... and are encouraged to do so! Members titled as CBUB Match Judge get their ratings counted X3. Points by rank There's still 5 ranks, with 5 being lowest and 1 highest. There used to be an arcane system whereby certain ranks could only be achieved after a certain number of matches had been created. That's all been removed. It's just a flat system based on your current weighted average regardless of number of matches. Added more points to rank 5 so newbies can make more matches. now 4, up from 2. So anyways, it works. It's probably not a great website to try and use on a Mobile phone. It's only been open a couple days. Could be awhile before there's more people here. I'll look into repairing the Fantasy Draft system. Maybe we can get one going in a couple weeks. Thanks!
  2. 4 points
    A lot of us FPLers have kept in touch through Facebook, Twitter, and Discord since things wound down back in... 2013? Looks like some of y'all CBUBers did the same over at Magnetic Fox and likely in other places. That said, not everyone's been in touch, so... what's been going on with y'all? I got promoted at my job, then subsequently screwed over and fired from said job back in 2018. Moved to Las Vegas for a bit after that to work for Amazon. Moved back here to San Antonio, because running off to live alone in a different state to "find myself" wasn't working AT ALL. And a guy can only play slots so much before it goes from being fun to becoming the worst sort of temptation. I'm still working for Amazon (hey, no job disruptions during this virus mess, but I still have to GO OUT FOR WORK). The shift from working an office desk job from 2003-2018 to doing major physical work 40 hours a week was a bit of a shock, but it's also put me in my best physical health since I was in, like, high school. It's strange to say that I feel better now at 41 than I did when I Was 21 when this place was still fairly new, but it's true. I still write about anime, movies, and the like. I set up a new site a few years ago, Shin Mecha Guignol, that I updated sporadically. Been a couple of months since my last post, but I had a burst of activity at the beginning of the year before EVERYTHING happened. I also do quickie gut reaction movie reviews on Letterboxd. I've written some fiction stuff, and am currently working on getting something up online for it all, but it'll be a bit. I've also delved into writing table top RPG stuff. Got two small games roughly done, but neither's in a state where they can go public just yet. So, you know, COMING SOON. Maybe. Overall, life still kinda sucks. No more than before, just in different ways. But what else are you gonna do? Any other options involve not watching cartoons, and that's unacceptable.
  3. 4 points
    I will use this give info on any changes of note made. - You should be able to change your Display Name now, in your Account Options (not Profile options) - Most old Moderators removed. New Moderators are the ones who volunteered. - Removed the Adult Board. Removed Silver Surfer's Board.
  4. 3 points
    The Nutshell Version: Create at least three rated tournament matches in June for other CBUB members to read and rate. Player with the highest rating score at the end of the month wins the tournament and prize. The Full Version: NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The "CBUB June Challenge Tournament" is sponsored by Electric Ferret ("Sponsor"). This contest is governed by these official rules ("Official Rules"). By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. ELIGIBILITY The Contest is open to legal residents of their respective countries where not prohibited by law, who are thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid e-mail account. Must be a registered member of CBUB Forums in order to create the CBUB matches to be judged for merit in the contest. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant. TOURNAMENT CONTEST PERIOD Begin date: The Tournament option will appear in the CBUB match creation sometime between June 1st 12AM PST (midnight) and June 2nd 12PM PST (noon). End Date: 12PM PST (Noon) June 30 (PST is Pacific Standard Time) HOW TO ENTER This is a competition tournament contest which requires following the rules of the tournament, below. TOURNAMENT RULES Contestant must create at least three (3) CBUB Rated matches in the month of June. Contestant must create these matches using the Tournament option in the CBUB Match Creator. Each match created for the tournament may be rated by CBUB Members and Match Judges using the 5-star system located on the Forum page topic, as is the norm in CBUB rated matches. Each match will receive ratings from at least 1 judge but may receive ratings from more, as is the norm in CBUB rated matches. Matches will be rated for their entertainment and creative value to the judge or member who will read and rate the match. Ratings will only count coming from Members who have a CBUB account older than January 1 2020. CBUB Match Judges do not have this restriction. Ratings a contestant gives to their own match will not count towards its score and will be discarded. WINNER SELECTION The winner will have the highest score at the time the tournament closes. Score is a weighted average of the star ratings (one star to five stars) given by those members rating the Tournament matches. All contestants will have a final score between 0 and 5. The winner will have produced at least three (3) CBUB Rated matches in the month of June. In the event of a tie, the tied players will continue to create matches which will be rated until there is one winner. PRIZES: Grand Prize: one $100 dollar Amazon gift card. Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The gift card will be an Amazon Gift Card by Email. It will be sent using the Amazon online shopping platform (English / U.S.A version) to the registered Email address of the winning person of the contest. Sponsor does not collect any personal information from users besides the email address. Therefore, the email address is what will be used to provide the prize via Amazon U.S.A. Sponsor and its respective agents and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the contest, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the contest, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the contest cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the contest. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. Sponsor and its respective agents and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise. INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, THE AMAZON PLATFORM, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE CONTEST.
  5. 3 points
    Hello everyone. In this topic I will try to provide the current state of the FPL and tell you about an exciting new site being developed by FPL Veterans. Why is ElectricFerret open again? It's been years! Well, some folks still holding a candle for the CBUB after all this time wrote and said they wanted the site back. So I agreed to that. Seemed like something that was within my power to do that would make some people happy. It's all good. Okay, cool, so what about the FPL? There are a confluence of events happening with the FPL that seem to be mutually fortuitous. For one, I've discovered that trying to bring the old CBUB into modern times was way more effort than I thought it was going to be. I literally used my work vacation time to try and get it done. And it's still not where it needs to be. The old FPL website is an order of magnitude more complicated than the CBUB. I can now see that the man-hours that will be required of my spare time to bring it forward is going to be a lot. For Two, it turns out that FPL Veteran Sam Justice who missed the old site has been building a replacement. And building that replacement took a huge amount of time for Sam to produce. Over a year of development, I hear. Here's the link to the site: Take a look at Redux Of course, I'm very honored that people who played with the FPL years ago remember it fondly enough to create a replacement. And, I don't really want to create an issue for this new project by opening up the old FPL. That seems rude. Also, I can see that fixing the FPL would be a significant time commitment. I'm already exhausted just trying to get the CBUB back up. And the CBUB has a long way to go. Hopefully, it's going to be better than ever. So, perhaps the future of the FPL is at Redux. What are your thoughts? Post away, below.
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    Hello CBUB Fight Creators You may recall that CBUB Tournaments were a thing back in the day. And, you may even recall that these contests of CBUB match making skill had a prize for the winner. Next month we look forward to restoring this illustrious tradition with the CBUB June Challenge. Each Tourney contestant will need to produce at least 3 Rated matches of their choosing in June. The person with the highest FPA at months end will win. Person with top FPA will receive a $100 Amazon gift card. That's the nutshell version. I'll post a separate page with the contest rules before June. Could be fun.
  7. 3 points
    It's really amazing to see how everyone has grown up and changed. I guess this site is kind of like a letter to their older selves.
  8. 3 points
    Sorry for not commenting on this sooner! I think this was an excellent write-up and the framing of Khazan was great! The idea of characters like Jiren, Joker, and Saitama just casually standing around as Yang and Fixit throw hands is hilarious. Almost feels like it'd be the backdrop for a 2D-fighting game with Jiren paying the battle no mind, Saitama just wanting to get the paperwork done so he can catch up the latest sale in the Khazan Market, and Joker and Bell just wanting to make it out of here in one piece. I can't really say I speak as an authority on Joe but after doing some research on him, I feel like I'm leaning more towards him! Yang's punches are definitely gonna be felt given the feats we've seen her pull off like punching away a Ursa just as big-if not bigger than Joe or smashing a mecha built for war with nothing but her bare fists. Joe's best bet would be to try and place Yang into something of a submission hold and choke her out before letting this drag out for too long. Because if he gets stronger and stronger and gives Yang one good punch, he's not gonna like it when she returns that same level of PUNCH right back at him. Awesome write up, my friend. : )
  9. 3 points
    It's coming along. Just trying to get the new character submissions working again. With any good fortune, might be able to open up the CBUB control panel and site registrations tomorrow. Definitely want to do a CBUB Fantasy Draft again. Good times. I'll look at the FPL next. It's very complicated and could be a lot longer before that is available again.
  10. 2 points
    Just thought I would help spread more positivity here. Go!
  11. 2 points
    "I thought you said this would be difficult, L." Her voice emanated softly out of the comms, carrying both a distinguishable Brazilian accent and a hint of mockery as she stalked quietly through the halls. "It is." A brusque almost drill sergeant sounding voice bluntly stated, illustrating well his annoyance for her tone. "If you don't want to end up with a bullet in your skull and a mission failure on your record, knock it off. The security on this place is no joke, and remember, I'm the one who's gonna have to come and get your sorry ass out of there if you get cocky. So don't." Deadshot warned. "Is that concern I hear in your voice?" "Cute. No, the only concerns I got are the time and bullets I'd have to waste charging in there after you while you're laid out on the floor trying to recover." "So you would--" "Both of you, can it. Keep your minds focused fully on the damn job." A third voice cut in, interrupting their back and forth before it could continue any further. He was even more no-nonsense than Floyd had been. Deadshot grunted in agreement, but Scandal fell silent for a short time. A few seconds passed before she chimed back in. "Have no fear. You have no idea what passes for training in my father's eyes. I've infiltrated far more dangerous places than..." Her sentence came to an abrupt end as she caught sight of blood slowly spreading out from beyond a corner just ahead. "S?" She didn't answer immediately, taking cautious and silent steps up to said corner and poking just enough of her head around it to shoot a glimpse down that hallway. There were at least four bodies littering the hall, with the walls stained with blood all over the place. "What do you see?" "Corpses. The walls in certain spots look like Jackson Pollock paintings, if he only used one color. Someone else must be here for the data!" She hurriedly reported, voice as loud as she could make it without giving away her position. "..." "..." That made things more complicated for sure. Another person, operating on their intel? There shouldn't have been any competition on this job. "You have eyes on who's responsible?" "No. I'm going in." There was silence on the other two's end as they let that fully sink in...and no sooner than it had were they moving to gear up. Scandal may have ended up needing all the back up they could muster, with this unknown person or group of people crashing their party. A fourth person spoke up on their comms in the heavy silence, concern obvious in his voice. "Stay safe, little savage." She cracked a grin, hearing that. It was...still weirdly nice having someone that cared that overtly. Scandal stepped up to another corner, edged her head just around it and caught a glimpse of the target area of the complex. Yet before she could proceed, a noise just above her drew her attention...and a loud metallic clang echoed throughout the area as part of the vent came crashing down into the floor, followed shortly by someone dropping down from above. The kick came so fast she didn't have time to react, it knocked her back a few feet before the soles of her boots grinded her to a halt. When her gaze focused on whoever the hell that was, she observed a slender young woman crouched in a landing stance and delivering a scrutinizing glare right back at her. "...You." There was no noticeable response to that, the woman only answering with a stare. It was only a few seconds later, when Scandal was about to yell out some indignant statement, that she bothered to speak at all. "If you're here for the data, you're too late. It belongs to us. That means leave. Now." "No. Someone's paying top dollar for it, and..." Scandal brandished the lamentation blades far more threateningly. "...We always deliver." "So be it. I gave you a chance." *snikt* Two sets of claws shot out of her hands at once, weapons to match the other's. No more needed to be said between them. The daughter of Vandal Savage charged the clone of Wolverine, both their battle yells mixing together into a ferocious howl that would have made anybody quiver in fear at least a little bit, no matter how they might have denied it. ----------------------------------------------- So here we have it folks! The daughter of Vandal Savage, the immortal 50,000 year old who knows all there is to know about combat and warfare and passed much of it(as well as a degree of his immortal nature) onto his daughter in the form of brutal training sessions designed to hone her into a worthy successor to his legacy, vs the lethal weapon X-23(Laura to her friends) who was bred and trained from birth specifically to be one of the most efficient assassins that ever walked the Earth. That childhood, plus subsequent learning from the likes of her progenitor, Gambit, Daken, among others, makes her a fearsome combatant indeed. Who shall come out on top?
  12. 2 points
    Yang Xiao Long was not having a good day. Granted, that had been the case even before whatever the heck all this was. Last thing she remembered, pretty much one of the worst days in the entire history of Remnant had been in full swing, with her and her fellow intrepid heroes having been declared enemies of the state by a guy neck-deep in probably the worst midlife crisis in recorded history. That had been pretty bad. Even worse had been the tidal wave of oncoming darkness that appeared over the horizon in the immediate aftermath, bent on swallowing up the most densely-populated of all the known kingdoms in a storm of violence and evil. Even as something of an optimist herself, she would've considered it fair to say she wasn't exactly left in the most optimistic of headspaces. But this? This took the cake. As terrible and bleak as they had been, those were the last recollections in her mind that made any kind of rational sense. Everything was just a blank after that, and the next thing she knew she found herself in the middle of, of all things, some kind of... waiting room? One with a line. A long one, at that. Given her storied history of anger issues and a distinct absence of every single one of the people who helped ground her through them, suffice to say she wasn't exactly having much luck finding her zen. "WHAT IS HAPPENING?! LISTEN, IF YOU DON'T TELL ME WHERE MY FRIENDS ARE IN THE NEXT FIVE SECONDS I'M GONNA—!" The terrified attendant she was holding a foot or so off the ground by his collar waved his hands in a placating fashion, to little effect. "M-M-Miss, please, if you just watch your introductory video package-" "I WATCHED YOUR STUPID VIDEO! How's that supposed to make any of this okay?! You seriously expect me to believe I'm FAKE or something? What the hell is a 'Khazan' even supposed to be?" Not far from the commotion, two of the hapless man's co-workers were observing their friend's misfortune with leery expressions, murmuring to one another out of the corner of their lips so as not to draw any of the woman's ire themselves. "Sheesh, there's always so much drama with these anime types." "Technically she's from an anime-inspired web cartoon." "Shut the fuck up. Where the hell did our block's security go, anyway? Shouldn't Fixit be, y'know... fixing it?" "Smoke break. He shouldn't be much longer." "W-well... what about Callisto?" "Drinking in her office." "Shit, again?" "And who're all these... these FREAKS?!" She gestured wildly behind her in the direction of the rest of the queue using her free arm, the faint whirr of servos audible from its bionic design. The line was piled up all the way out of the room and into the next one, her own placement surrounded by just about the most bizarre, eclectic group of individuals she'd ever laid eyes on, pretty much all of whom were about as confused or frustrated as she was. Most were giving the scene a wide berth, while some didn't seem too concerned at all. Three rougher men were grouped together the farthest away from the disturbance, two middle-aged and one considerably younger; the other two seemed to be trying to discourage their balding, aggressive friend from getting involved in the violence himself, though from the wild look in his eye they were having little luck. Some kind of huge, musclebound alien wearing red-and-black spandex was ignoring the commotion altogether, stance powerful and arms crossed as he calmly occupied his space in line, easily mistakable for a statue, while two bishy anime boys hovered on the fringes, trying to stay as uninvolved as possible. The only one to react to the insult proper was the one who somehow looked more out-of-place than anybody, a skinny guy wearing a cape and rubber gloves whose head shined like a freshly polished mirror. "Hey, that's kinda rude." She whirled on him, eyes a molten red that glared into his very heart and soul. He didn't seem very intimidated, which only incensed her further. "What, you wanna go too?!" "I mean, we're in the same boat here, but if you won't calm down we might have to. I wouldn't say I want to, though. No offense, but none of you guys seem like you'd be all that much of a challenge. 'Cept maybe this dude," he added, thumbing over at the stoic alien. Jiren didn't move, though one eye cracked open to size up the man who challenged him before he closed it again without a word, unimpressed. He didn't even sense any ki from him. "I get this is all pretty weird, but can't you just relax and let him explain before things get out of hand?" Yang growled in frustration, seeming to see the merit in the baldy's words, though she didn't release the attendant just yet. He nodded eagerly, waving his hands once more. "T-Thank you, sir. Like I keep saying, we're terribly sorry for the wait, but the Khazan Naturalization and Immigration Bureau is experiencing an unprecedented influx of new arrivals currently! So many new canons have gained prominence in the seven years since we closed our borders! It's insane! We're doing the best we can, but my colleagues and I are swamped, and with the security breach that closed us to begin with requiring so many new protocols-" The onslaught of history and buzzwords did little to soothe the temperamental huntress, and there was a more desperate ring to her aggression as she cut across him again with another, albeit less vigorous, shake of his collar. "I don't care! I don't care about ANY of that! I don't even get what you're saying! Ruby Rose, Blake Belladonna, and Weiss Schnee. THOSE are my friends' names. I wanna see them, I don't care about my place in line! Just... just take me to them!" Sensing her beginning to calm, the attendant's eyes widened further. "Miss, please, I understand, but if they haven't been processed yet then there's no way of telling how far back they might be! It could be miles! Once you've all been cleared for entry I assure you they should be easy to find, but right now violence doesn't help—" That was when one of the two criminal types trying to herd their mangy friend in the corner gave a shout, a paunchy but rugged-seeming man pushing fifty. "Ey, ey, Trev NAW-" The scary one shoved free of the other two's grip, eyes flared wide with impatience and bloodlust. "NAH, THE BIMBO'S RIGHT! LET'S GO FUCKIN' CRAZY, MICHAEL! YEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-" He didn't have the patience for bureaucracy, anyway. He pulled out an uzi and ran into the thick of it, tearing up the furnishings in the waiting room in a hail of chaotic bullets. The more durable of the characters present, like the alien and baldy, just stood there placidly and allowed the rounds to ping off them, while most of the line and the attendants present screamed and went scrambling for cover as Los Santos's own Trevor Philips whooped with malicious glee. That was when Yang punched him so hard he defied physics, bouncing several times off the room's carpet and tiled ceiling before he disappeared through a window and plunged towards the Khazan streets far below. WASTED 'Bimbo'. Seriously. She blinked when she saw blood on her metallic knuckles, wiping it off and shooting his two friends a worried look. "Um... is he gonna be okay? He felt... squishy..." The one called Michael, though mortified, waved off her concern. "Ahh, he'll be fine. This stuff happens to us all the time, right Frank?" His friend nodded, glancing down as a distracting buzzing from his pocket caught his attention and he fished his phone out. "Yeah. Shit, that's him now. Fool probably wants us to pick him up from the hospital or some shit." "Eh. Don't answer it." Yang huffed, a mixture of relief and the frustration continuing to gnaw at her insides. At least she'd been given something to work it out on, but she still— Her train of thought was quite literally punched out of her skull as a massive, grey fist collided with it, giving her the chance to experience what it was like to be the one on the receiving end of being flung across the room for once as she crashed through some furniture and found herself embedded in the room's back wall, dazed. What had once been a line of soon-to-be Khazan citizens once again turned into a panicked mob as it stampeded all the way back to the other end of the room again, though the bald guy and alien still held onto their place in the queue and just accepted they were a part of events at this point. The titanic blow's perpetrator calmly waded through the throng of panicking migrants and cracked his knuckles. He was huge, he'd been doing this a long time, and he was getting real tired of all these upstarts causing scenes and kicking up a fuss. That wasn't how they did it back in his day. Especially when he was on shift. Fixit flicked his fedora off and rolled his tree trunk neck out to either side, grimacing at the stiffness of his joints and dual pops that sounded with each motion. The grey-skinned titan glanced over at the attendant little miss hothead had been manhandling, lips parting in a questioning grunt. "I hit the right blonde, right?" The worker nodded, pale skin reflection the apprehension he felt toward the way all this was going at this point. Things usually settled down after Fixit knocked some sense into the less accepting among their glorious city's new arrivals, but from the snarl etched into the face of the young woman already fishing herself out of the rubble he was concerned they might've been in for something a little more sustained. "Oh YEAH?!" She yelled, honestly grateful for the opportunity to work out her rage on something a little meatier as she climbed out of the crater he'd left her in. Big, ugly monster guy. Sure, whatever. She could do that. Her eyes were a flaming crimson by this point, and her thick blanket of hair was already shimmering with waves of fiery energy at the sheer amount of energy she'd taken in from that one blow, feeling the strength course through her body and dropping into a stance. "Ooh. You're mad," came Fixit's slow, condescending drawl, the sight bringing a savage grin to his face as he held out his arms to either side and waited for her to come. "Cute." --- Weakest but most cunning version of the Hulk vs strongest but angriest of team RWBY. Win by KO, BFR or pacification. Go. Most people prolly know the score with Fixit, but here's a listing of basically all Yang's showings if anyone needs em. I have no idea why it says nsfw, there's nothing raunchy on there. Idk how many people here know RWBY if any at all but nyeh, these are still fun to write.
  13. 2 points
    Hi Landon I used to be on here as hamboy/M Bison/whatever but I'm going with something closer to my real name now. I pretty much grew up on this site so seeing it back is a nice nostalgia trip, though I can't promise I'll be particularly active. I work in a library now though obviously with COVID it's not open so I've been taking phone calls for the local council. I've dipped in and out of writing fiction. And in the time between leaving and coming back I've managed to have and then retire from a semi-successful wrestling career. And I'm a girl now. Lifes been up and down. Politics is a mess. But we keep trucking.
  14. 2 points
    This is a pretty good way to tackle a LOT of things about the site in general. Like, I had no problem using fanart for FPL pics back in the day, but nowadays I'd never just take someone's art-- especially something made by a fan-- and say "this pic represents my character, this is what they look like." Unless, you know, I had permission to do so. I shouldn't have done it in the past, but I'm more aware now.
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    Sam and Landon, great to see you! Well, people wrote me and said they would like the site back. And I thought... well, alrighty then. Why not. Give it a week or two, I'll be working on the FPL. This is a website from a different era. It's like bringing up the Titanic. Thanks!
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    All the current matches in progress will be up until Saturday, anyways. I need to work on the fight completion process. Thanks!
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    OK, so it is going to need to be debugged. Likely I will use it to test with - deleting and re-adding it until I can identify the issue. A lot of this is just going to take patience and time to work through.
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    I'm working on setting up a dark theme. You can switch to it down at the bottom of the page I think... there is a Theme Selector widget. Anyways, take a look at that, see what you think. In your default set-up probably don't color the default text. Like this one has issues in a Dark theme. Great fight! Text is black on black when using dark theme though.
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    If both these sharks became part of the Sharknado would that be fucked up or what?
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    Hi Vice, I need to state something first, I have nothing against you or your characters, so please don't take the rejections the wrong way, personal feelings have nothing to do with my decisions on said matters. If it ever seems that way to you, I sincerely apologize for that. Now, as you know there is some criteria regarding character submission now, that is different from the standards we'd set before. In regards to that, the criteria for the character reviewers has also changed. The following text found below is the criteria that each of the character reviewers can see when a character is found in the bins. "Character Admin Step One: Verify the link to Wikipedia goes to a page relevant to this character. Step Two: Verify the link to Official (copyright holder) goes to some reasonable destination for this character. Step Three: Verify the image is for this character and acceptable representation. Step Four: Verify text included is a paste from their Wikipedia page, linked above." Now, in regards to the text presented, some of the characters you've created don't adhere to the criteria presented for "Step Four", or "Verify text included is a paste from their Wikipedia page, linked above.", as they seem to lack the required text from their wikipedia pages, primarily that of Anthony Gallen, James Horton, and a few others that included that message. This is an easy fix though, as all you need to do is copy/paste a brief summary from their wiki links into the description by their pictures in the gallery, and I will accept them for you. In regards to some others, mainly your GTA characters, the information isn't really the problem so much as the information not lining up with the wikipedia links you provided, so in those regards, you may have to see if you can create some articles to accompany them on wikipedia, similar to this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Star_Wars_Rebels_characters , but using GTA III text instead, now this may take some time, but it will allow you to insert these characters via "Step Four" in these other characters cases. I can see if I can help you with this matter, but I you will probably have to work on this, before I can help you further. Again, please don't take these matters as anything against you or your characters, I'm simply trying to adhere to the criteria which Fox has provided for the character reviewers.
  21. 2 points
    First off, I absolutely loved this. I liked the setting and Khazan having this bureau for all the new characters coming in was so fun. And nice touch adding the new submissions to the piece. I watch Rwby (except the last season) and Yang is probably one of my favorites. She can hold her own here but Joe still gets the win. Yang will tire out before he does and he can just snap that cybernetic arm and put her at a disadvantage.
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    I prefer to offload as much functionality as possible to the Board systems. Like rating a match using the board's native system. And uploading character images in the Gallery. I changed the Rating System to 10 stars for future matches. Maybe that gives more opportunity for fine grained ratings of a match. Now, the thing is that any Member can rate matches using the board's stars system. I actually think this is better because a lot of times back in the day fights wouldn't get rated at all. I'm not actually sure how we ended up with the Match Judge system. But anyways, what we can do is have members who are Match Judges have their rating's count twice. So, all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.
  25. 2 points
    Back when this site was running A Dance With Dragons was the most recent A Song of Ice and Fire book, and...*adjusts glasses and checks blue note cards*...oh yeah that's still the case.
  26. 2 points
    Eh, I wouldn't say that. She's not the Malachite twins.
  27. 2 points
    https://discord.gg/xfu5pBK Go ahead and join if you want. 1. No flaming 2. No porn 3. No spamming 4. Treat people with respect even if you disagree with them
  28. 2 points
    I've had a few matches I've been wanting to do for a while, I think what I might start doing is posting a CBUB match, and then after voting is done writing a conclusive ending to the story in the unrated matches (Though it wont always agree with the votes.)
  29. 1 point
    Here's a project of mine that's been long-gestating and finally came to light this week. https://theconspiracyclub.com/ This is where I'll be posting my fiction and game writing stuff. I have a few things completed, a few things nearly completed, and a few more things in the works. I posted the site's first short story tonight. It features a familiar face, albeit a bit younger than usual in this particular story. Check it out. I'll be adding links to future stories to this main post. https://theconspiracyclub.com/2020/05/28/coolland-pizza/ https://theconspiracyclub.com/2020/05/30/rainbow-connection/
  30. 1 point
    It's good to see you all! Fox is definitely the MvP of the year. And here I was about to give up on good things popping off this year haha
  31. 1 point
    Super saiyan hair is godly. Also on a more serious note, solid writing skills, so props!
  32. 1 point
    Well, the story is running much longer than I intended. Seems it will be another long story like my Link and Ganondorf vs. Jack of Blades. There is a few characters I'm having trouble deciding how to kill.
  33. 1 point
    There's an important distinction to make; did the impact from Surtur's doom sword kill Hela? Or was it Asgards destruction? Because if it takes Asgard being destroyed to kill Hela, Thanos can't win. I could see a power stone blast from Thanos having a virtually identical effect as Thor's "biggest" bolt of lightning. Give or take a mile of knock back.
  34. 1 point
    Well, it's nice to be remembered! Hm, I didn't know that! Also I think I killed you in one character.
  35. 1 point
    I was thinking about the kind of stories we used to write here. I wrote a piece of one today. There is nothing more dangerous than The Right Idea. Some folks- not very many, but some- are born believing they can kill god with a sword. It is a stupid idea, but they don’t particularly care. They put a lot of energy into finding the right sword, learning how to swing it, perfecting the stroke, and practicing pithy murder quips. Invariably, they die before they ever find him. They look everywhere, but he is very good at hiding. So they die, and sooner or later another dummy comes along to pick up that sword. Like I said, it’s a stupid idea; they’ll never find him. Thing is, he’s not hiding from them. He’s hiding because some folks- not very many, but some- are born believing they can kill god with a song, and he knows they’re right. It’s easy to assume that when you kill god things go to shit, but every god I know sets things up to run in their absence. What’s the point of being god if you have to micromanage every little raindrop and volcano? There are systems in place for the day-to-day, decade-to-decade business. Some of them are so well-designed it’s a difficult for even their creators to disrupt them. Such complicated systems aren’t efficient when fully automated. Rather, most are overseen by a set of... let’s call them empyrean middle-managers. These are folks who are terrifyingly powerful and prototypically incapable of thinking or feeling much beyond the scope of their duties. You can think of them as angels and archangels, if you find that personally appealing. You can also think of them as gears and springs set in place by a skilled-yet-easily-distractible clockmaker. Of course, even in this highly reductive cliche, someone’s got to wind the damned thing from time to time. That’s me. I suppose I am, to mix metaphors, the celestial checksum. I monitor the rest of the systems, so the creator can make repairs and replacements if something goes wrong. No, this doesn’t mean I know where he’s hiding, but I do have his email. Most of the folks I observe- if they assign a name to me at all- call me The Audience. It’s fine. Most everyone else calls me Dex. Lucas calls me “Oreo,” which is only funny if you’re bad at Latin. Lucas Pastor is far too complicated to think of as a mere cog in the celestial machine. He’s no angel, either, but that’s not really his fault: his species of eleven-dimensional… cog… always exhibits a tendency toward catechismic neuroses. He’s a friend, and he has an important function: to follow the songwriters, and keep tabs on the ones born with The Right Idea. It should be obvious this task requires a degree of nuance orders of magnitude greater than a task like overseeing the tides. Not many cogs need to be eleven-dimensional, and only one has an existential mandate to parse the lyrics to Hallelujah. The resulting hot mess is the only good friend I’ve got, and he’s been missing for 72 hours. He left me a note: Oreo- I’ve got an idea.
  36. 1 point
    Yeah, it's more for people who click a link and show up on the CBUB front page. Essentially, you have 0.5 seconds to introduce what the site is and pique their interest. I think this new Landing Page probably does that better than the old one. It immediately answers the question of what the site is about. Also it's easier for me to maintain.
  37. 1 point
    Been getting some help in the forum of seeing professionals and taking meds and it has helped me a lot. Still not fully recovered but I am better off than I was a while ago.
  38. 1 point
    I am here. So is Jay. He missed you guys.
  39. 1 point
    Dude, that's awesome! Is it a PHP application? Very cool. If there is something I can do to help, let me know. If I hadn't already made the FPL years ago, I would not even try to do it at this point in my life. I'm too old and it is a non-trivial task. I salute you that you are working on something like that.
  40. 1 point
    I don't know if any more of the old FPL vets know about EF's revival just yet, but I do remember hearing a few years back that many of them were keeping in touch with one another on social media.
  41. 1 point
    I love this throwback. I'm not familiar with Sora's feats as I haven't played KH but I'm a big fan of Ultimate Destruction. I don't see how Sora stands up to the Hulk one on one but I'll let someone else weigh in before I vote.
  42. 1 point
    In my younger days, I was of the mindset that depression is just a 'state' your mind is in and it just comes and goes as any emotion does. I still think this can be true for certain people, myself included, but my view on this and mental illness is much broader than it was when I was a teenager. I certainly had times in my life I've suffered from depression but most of my experience with mental illness and depression are; my wife (suffers depression and anxiety), my job (I support people with a variety of emotional, mental and physical disabilities to live on their own apartments and integrate them into the community, and lastly I have a bachelor's degree is in psychology. I will always recommend counseling or therapy. Most communities have at least one or two free or low cost sources you can reach out too. And of course, you are among friends here. We certainly don't mind you speaking up, we understand.
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    I figured since the Arc I am currently rewriting will have a lot to do with the "Hero of Heroes" that this will help some people whom might not be to familiar with him. This is the Jack of Blades and his known feats and abilities. Age: His age is unknown, but we do know he is older than the first living Humans and comes from another dimension called the "Void" Immortality: Even if his body dies, he is able to attach his soul to his mask, and possess anyone who wears it. This seems to come at no cost of his original power. Magic: He is able to summon minions (Presumably from the void) to do his bidding, they are creatures that are extremely fast and extremely strong. These Minions are even able to keep pace with the Hero of Oakvale even with time being manipulated as master level. Telekinesis Time Manipulation Levitation Force field creation Teleportation Possession (Should someone wear his mask.) Energy Blasts (Both extended Melee and Ranged) Mind Manipulation Pyrokenises Strength: Able to out lift even the strongest of Trolls and far stronger than even a Kraken. Speed: Was able to outpace the Hero of Oakvale even with fully mastered time manipulation. Much faster than Reaver who was able to swat bullets out of the air. Range: Extended Melee ; Planetary Range through magic. Durability: (This one is tricky as source don't seem to match up) Easy city level possibly continental. - Fought with William Black for days whom during his battle with the Queen of Blades leveled mountains and changed the landscape. Age: Ancient Intelligence: Very intelligent and very manipulative. Thousands of years of combat experience. Forms: He's able to also transform into a Dragon. Is able to take over the body of whoever wears his mask. Weapon of choice: The Sword of Aeons Allies: Queen of Spades (Deceased), Knight of Spades (Deceased), Maze (Deceased)
  47. 1 point
    Hats off to Fox Fingers for doing this!
  48. 1 point
    I just realized today that it's been ten years since a good Halo game was out, and that's if you like Reach.
  49. 1 point
    But... but... Halo...
  50. 1 point
    Why anyone would be excited by Microsoft and XBOX at this point is beyond my comprehension. The Xbone was basically just a "play it because your friends have it" online machine. No real exclusives worth pursuing. Meanwhile, PS4 blew them out of the water and Nintendo is finally getting enough third party support to match their hardware. I'm saying this, knowing that I may not buy either one, but I don't understand any XBOX blind buying.
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