KoopaTV's best article series of 2015, Continuing Splatfest Coverage, continued into 2016. But now? It'll be ending. Because Splatfest is ending. Callie and Marie said so.
|And, unlike how I feel about the mainstream media, I trust Splatfest News as a source.|
Nintendo's reason to keep playing Splatoon every so often will be ending with the final Splatfest: Team Callie vs. Team Marie.
...Yes, the final Splatfest is Callie vs. Marie, the Squid Sisters. And, if I may complain: The Splatfest themes are supposed to come from a fax machine sending messages sent thousands of years in the past. How does Callie vs. Marie make sense if Callie and Marie are not even a century young? Also, they strongly foreshadowed at the conclusion of the previous Splatfest (unfortunately, my endorsement lost) that this one would be Callie vs. Marie. And by strongly foreshadowed, I mean in the same sense that it was 100%-guaranteed that Hillary Clinton would be the Democrat Party's nominee for president.
Did they access the fax machine weeks before the message was sent? Is the fax machine lore all a scam? Are Callie and Marie in cahoots on this? Is there, in fact, only one party, masquerading as two parties to give the serfs the illusion of free choice?
With those questions to ponder on the back of our minds, let us discuss why I support Callie over Marie.
There are three main reasons and a few observations.
I've picked Callie's team seven times so far, and Marie's team eight times. However, while fewer in number, Callie's picks were much more significant and distinct for me. Callie was the Squid Sister of Art and Naughtiness. Those are philosophically much more important than when I sided with Marie on irrelevant crap like Patrick over SpongeBob and Pizza over Burgers. So I don't take siding with Marie more as an indication of much. Remember what Splatfest taught us about Quality vs. Quantity.
Callie will be pink/purple ink. This is far superior than whatever shade of green Marie will have.
Callie actually cares about her fans, while Marie abandons them. This is something I pay attention to, as someone who regularly interacts with fans over the Internet. While a... very... disturbingly large part of my fanbase are some of the worst people you can have as fans, you guys at KoopaTV are pretty okay. ...Overall. (I won't name names, but you can take that as you will.)
|Callie is still waving to the adoring fans, while Marie coldly walks backstage.|
I'd stick around and sign autographs for y'all if I were on-stage. We put cultivating relationships with our fans to be a priority at KoopaTV! We even do Requests!
The last reason I have was inspired by a comment Callie made: Marie has grey hair. Now, there's nothing wrong with that (my beard is grey, after all), but Callie and Marie should be around the same age, right? And Callie has long, flowing black hair. (Or tentacles or whatever.) Why has Marie greyed out?
|Callie calls it hair, so it's hair.|
I'm triggered by grey hair where it doesn't belong.
|DarkZero's sprite sheet. Here's Sonikku's. |
And here's A.J. Nitro's, the only one of these who wants credit. Whoever he is.
Those incompetent people at Nintendo gave me grey-to-white hair in-game for TWO GAMES IN A ROW. It's why I will never like Super Mario Bros. 3 or Super Mario World.
...So, yeah, I don't want to be associated with that grey stuff. So, Team Callie it is.
|Winner gets lollipops!|
Do you agree with Ludwig's pick? Are you part of the Save Splatfest crowd? Let KoopaTV know your thoughts, and Ludwig will reply sometime. For now, he's watching DonCon, which'll be a theme for this week.
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