Anonymous said: So I don't know if this is a dumb question or not, but how much do you think this idea of "Triple H burying dudes" plays into giving them massive heel heat as the "authority", or to rephrase: do you think fans are able to separate "Hunter and Stephanie" the authority, from "Paul and Stephanie" the company heads who actually do want to do best for business?
You bring up a great point.
Triple H is a world class heel - one of the best of the current era, if not the absolute best. He’s so good that it hurts my heart to think of all the time they spent in the mid 2000s positioning that guy as a babyface.
What makes him so good is that he’s able to use real world stuff that fans know (or even better, THINK they know) to create heat inside the wrestling ring. The obvious example is the idea that he’s somehow keeping Daniel Bryan down, but it goes back even further than that, as his relationship with Stephanie (marrying the boss’ daughter) has always been seen by certain circles as a power play, and one that tossed his poor ex Chyna off to the side in the process.
So yeah, absolutely, when people get all worked up about Triple H burying people, there’s definitely a healthy amount of #YOUREGETTINGWORKEDBRO in the equation. He’s an evil authority figure - you’re absolutely supposed to think that he’s preventing your favorite wrestlers from having the career they deserve.
It’s not that different from the villainous Mr. McMahon character. The only real difference is that people these days are generally a little savvier to how the business of WWE actually works (or even better, THINK they are).
Another thing to keep in mind is that Triple H is a top guy, a veteran, a lifer, and along with Stephanie, the future of the promotion. So if you have a guy with all those attributes, OF COURSE he’s going to win a lot. He needs to! In order to keep him looking strong and powerful, and a draw for when he does come back and wrestle, he can’t be getting beaten up all the time to help elevate dudes who might not deserve it yet or at all or who might leave and go off to do something else.
Have a background of my favorite fairy type, Klefki!
So this is a legitimate question because it doesn’t make any fucking sense, and I looked it up and didn’t see an answer online, but how the fuck is a game not balanced for leaning?
Like, was the game fine, then someone peeked around a corner and just the game started going nuts? Would the fix have been so hard that it necessitated completely removing leaning from the game? Why was the lean more balanced on console than PC? Is leaning just a failure of the game designer? Was there just no time to fix it?
(also this is a legitimate question but also hypothetical, I don’t need 400 people explaining to me why leaning is some busted shit)
A gif(t) for my favorite Youtube channel, Continue? Show.
I love these dudes too much, ok here comes a tale:
Back in summer 2012 I was going through a big depression after moving into a new place to work right after a break up. With no family or friends around I found myself alone, I was sad, very sad.
So I did what anyone would do, spend their days on the internet. And what I did was watch these guys! Pretty much every day of the summer! It felt as if they were in the same room as I was and we were all playing videogames together. My favorite parts were when they would just laugh out loud, it would just warm my heart. I own that summer to these guys, for making my life feel so much better.
I still watch their videos at least once a day.
So thanks Paul, Nick and Josh ( and sometime Dom.)
So now do yourself a favor and go subscribe to these guys! I can assure you won’t regret it! :)
TLDR: I was sad, Continue made it better. Go watch.
Anonymous said: bring a sign that says wrestling is a failure of the game designer
Yes. This. So much this.