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Strip Search - Paint the Line

DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
edited May 2013 in Strip Search

Strip Search - Paint the Line

The Artists must now see if their training has paid off as they face the Penny Arcade crew.

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  • HomersanHomersan Registered User regular
    It's finally here! Watch it now!

  • KnightmareKnightmare PittsburghRegistered User regular
    This episode was really entertaining...I got pretty sucked in to watching it.

    But...nooooo! Lexxy and Monica are my favorites- I really don't want to see either of them go, but in the end it's going to come down to one artist. From here on out these eliminations are going to be tough to watch.

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  • A Concerned CitizenA Concerned Citizen Registered User regular
    edited May 2013
    Definitely a good episode, Mike and Jerry look quite perplexed by the comics in the next episode though, hopefully it's because of how awesome the strips are from both.

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  • RaphDSRaphDS Registered User regular
    edited May 2013
    I loved the PA TV episodes with table tennis, and it's refreshing to see them to doubles!

    Weren't Lexxy and Monica the two close friends on the remaining cast? (a la Amy and Erika?) Shrewd choice, Katie. Shrewwwd.

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  • BoarBoar Registered User regular
    If you're one of the 4 people that watches televised ping pong I guess that was pretty exciting but I'm going to be "that guy" and say that I wouldn't mind seeing the artists doing some art. Monica and Lexxy should make for a good elimination, I'd really, really hate to see Monica go but it's definitely going to be a tough matchup. Also, whichever editor keeps choosing that endlessly looping 5 second guitar riff (the one that played for 20 minutes straight over the Go Karting) please just....stop.

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  • hotzphotzp Rochester, NYRegistered User regular
    edited May 2013
    I am really surprised Khoo wasn't picked earlier, you always take the most individually skilled player despite their protestations about not being a good doubles partner. He managed to bring Lexxy, the lowest ranked player from the first challenge, into the finals. Also, looking forward to the elimination episode; regardless of the outcome, both Lexxy and Monica have bright futures ahead of them. If you want to play the meta-game, though, you may be able to infer in the long run that both at them get eliminated at some point due to their individual crowdfunding efforts.

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  • BuchoBucho One careful pwner Registered User regular
    edited May 2013
    - Monica was so shy and quiet for the early eps but as the show's gone on it's turned out once she gets to know peeps she's kind of fearlessly fun in an almost Abby way.
    - Surprised it took so long for anyone to pick Khoo even though he said he was the worst doubles player. Clearly that was a smokescreen to try and scupper Katie.
    - I know jack about ping pong but this time distinctly different styles between the 12 became clear and seeing how they meshed as teams and clashed as opponents was intriguing.
    - Speaking of which, even though she didn't win the MVP was Monica for her grasshopper kung fu style of ping pong.
    - Katie broke Khoo. WOOHOO!
    - STOKED to see the Thunderdome match-up everyone was calling and hoping for.

    Bucho on
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  • rathwolfrathwolf Registered User regular
    Totally gonna be rooting for Monica on Tuesday! Go Team Adorbs!

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  • MKF36EMKF36E Untitled EarthRegistered User regular
    edited May 2013
    Yay Katie!
    Lexxy "Cutthroat" Douglass vs Abby "Rising Finger" Howard.
    Sadsad Vs Sadsad,
    Crouching Erika and Hidden Monica.
    Khoo, Grandmaster, falling from grace, and eating comfort food in the end.

    "Shitting . . . dicknipples!"

    Monica was a given, but Lexxy was not. Each elimination episode is going to suck from now on. :(

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  • msuroomsuroo Registered User regular
    edited May 2013
    hotzp wrote: »
    you may be able to infer in the long run that both at them get eliminated at some point due to their individual crowdfunding efforts.

    I don't understand why people keep saying this. Are you seriously telling me you'd turn down 75 grand because you just won a $15k cash prize? Please. I don't have any inside information or anything, and since there can only be one winner, it's quite probable just based on the numbers that both Lexxy and Monica go home at some point. But I don't see how their Kickstarter/Indiegogo campaigns have anything to do with the price of tea in China.

    Either way, looking forward to the elimination episode.

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Please don't be creepy here, thanks.

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  • ObiRobKenobiObiRobKenobi Registered User regular
    Oh man. Tuesday is going to be an epic showdown. Monica, although never having gone to elimination, is going to be great at it. She's absolutely hilarious and I don't think the time crunch will be too big of a challenge for her. Lexxy, on the other hand, is a super artist and has already produced one of the best elimination strips we've ever seen. This is gonna be a good one.

    A Concerned Citizen
  • Angry_SamoanAngry_Samoan Now with 20% more mange... Registered User regular
    So, basically someone will be getting eliminated due to lack of ping pong skills. Weak sauce.

    "The history of all sports is to cheat whenever possible."- Tony Kornheiser
    A Concerned Citizen
  • -Tal-Tal The history of Hyrule is the history of the Calamity Ganon. Registered User regular
    So, basically someone will be getting eliminated due to lack of ping pong skills. Weak sauce.

    No, someone is getting eliminated because they didn't draw a comic as good as the other person

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  • CooldragoonCooldragoon Registered User new member
    The real question is when will Khoo be unseated by Levine at the top of the ladder. Especially after that performance...

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  • Maz-Maz- 飛べ Registered User regular
    #TeamMonica

    Add me on Switch: 7795-5541-4699
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  • Angry_SamoanAngry_Samoan Now with 20% more mange... Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    So, basically someone will be getting eliminated due to lack of ping pong skills. Weak sauce.

    No, someone is getting eliminated because they didn't draw a comic as good as the other person

    But they ended up in the elimination phase due to ping pong. So, yes, while drawing the better comic will keep either Lexxy or Monica from going home, they were put there due to not winning at ping pong.

    "The history of all sports is to cheat whenever possible."- Tony Kornheiser
    A Concerned Citizen
  • emarecksaykayemarecksaykay Registered User regular
    Exactly who I would pick. Those are the only two who haven't won an elimination yet. Monica obviously hasn't gone yet, and Lexxy lost her first time there. I'm going to be rooting for Monica on Tuesday and I think she's got a good chance at returning to the house in triumph. Tavis beat Lexxy fair and square, and as much as I like Tavis, Monica is better than he is.

    The only question remains, are they going to bring back Lexxy again after she's eliminated again? I'm just kidding. Sort of.

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  • -Tal-Tal The history of Hyrule is the history of the Calamity Ganon. Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    So, basically someone will be getting eliminated due to lack of ping pong skills. Weak sauce.

    No, someone is getting eliminated because they didn't draw a comic as good as the other person

    But they ended up in the elimination phase due to ping pong. So, yes, while drawing the better comic will keep either Lexxy or Monica from going home, they were put there due to not winning at ping pong.

    Ping Pong was not relevant to Katie's reasoning

    hell Lexxy was the runner up

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  • PiotyrPiotyr Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    So, basically someone will be getting eliminated due to lack of ping pong skills. Weak sauce.

    No, someone is getting eliminated because they didn't draw a comic as good as the other person

    But they ended up in the elimination phase due to ping pong. So, yes, while drawing the better comic will keep either Lexxy or Monica from going home, they were put there due to not winning at ping pong.

    No, they were put up for elimination because they hadn't won an elimination yet. Ping pong merely chose the person who got to put them up for elimination.

    -TalfullofgraceempathemarecksaykayA Concerned Citizen
  • Angry_SamoanAngry_Samoan Now with 20% more mange... Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    -Tal wrote: »
    So, basically someone will be getting eliminated due to lack of ping pong skills. Weak sauce.

    No, someone is getting eliminated because they didn't draw a comic as good as the other person

    But they ended up in the elimination phase due to ping pong. So, yes, while drawing the better comic will keep either Lexxy or Monica from going home, they were put there due to not winning at ping pong.

    Ping Pong was not relevant to Katie's reasoning

    hell Lexxy was the runner up

    Runner up (i.e. "first loser") is still not winning at ping pong.

    "The history of all sports is to cheat whenever possible."- Tony Kornheiser
    A Concerned Citizen
  • -Tal-Tal The history of Hyrule is the history of the Calamity Ganon. Registered User regular
    Monica and Lexxy were not chosen based on their performance in ping pong

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  • KhaymanKhayman Registered User regular
    You know what's entertaining? bad table tennis for 3 minutes
    You know what's not entertaining? bad table tennis for 20 minutes

    very weak episode IMO

    As for the elimination I hope Monica wins, she's just so nice!

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  • PolecatPolecat What does the polecat say? Registered User regular
    Levin vs. Erika got intese... you can tell they play a lot

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  • rathwolfrathwolf Registered User regular
    msuroo wrote: »
    hotzp wrote: »
    you may be able to infer in the long run that both at them get eliminated at some point due to their individual crowdfunding efforts.

    I don't understand why people keep saying this. Are you seriously telling me you'd turn down 75 grand because you just won a $15k cash prize? Please. I don't have any inside information or anything, and since there can only be one winner, it's quite probable just based on the numbers that both Lexxy and Monica go home at some point. But I don't see how their Kickstarter/Indiegogo campaigns have anything to do with the price of tea in China.

    Either way, looking forward to the elimination episode.

    I mean, I don't understand it for Monica, given her Indiegogo was to fund a print run of a book. As for Lexxy...I dunno. Like, I don't have anything against her, but given that she was the only contestant not to have a webcomic already, if she really needed to win this AND do a crowd-funding campaign just to get started on her webcomic? That'd kind of leave a bad taste in my mouth.

    emarecksaykayA Concerned Citizen
  • Spman2099Spman2099 Registered User regular
    edited May 2013
    Argh! This is another horrible elimination round; no matter what it is going to hurt. I want Monica to win because I know that Lexxy already has a stable job and has already found success with her kickstarter. On the other hand, I would love to see Lexxy win just to irritate all the haters. Worst of all, both of them are infinitely talented...

    Once again, I am conflicted.

    On a completely unrelated note, Erika's sporty-punk look is amazing.

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  • Korbei83Korbei83 Registered User regular
    I really liked the pairings for this tourny. I was rooting for Lexxy/Khoo, 'cause ya gotta root for Khoo. Can't believe he was last picked. YOU FOOLS! They did well but I was happy to see Katie/Levin pull it out in the end.

    Also enjoyed the giant Desert Bus cheque in the background. Interesting place to keep it.

    Looking forward to seeing Monica step up for elimination.

  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    All the elimination rounds are horrible! And awesome!

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Also, good job Katie! :)

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  • ahdokahdok Figment of your imagination Registered User regular
    I found this a bit boring to watch honestly. Without the artist confessionals running throughout, 20 minutes of this does start to wear a bit.

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  • grygusgrygus Registered User regular
    @Angry_Samoan: based on the data from today's episode, not winning at ping-pong has a 60% chance of not sending you to elimination. Logically, then, they must be there for some other reason. That reason is that Katie chose them; that's her prize for winning, and her reasons need not be clear. However, in this case she did articulate her reasons, and losing at ping-pong was notably not among them. Your stance does not make sense in any way. You're perfectly free to refuse to make sense, of course; just pointing it out.

    Spman2099parmeisanemarecksaykayA Concerned Citizen
  • hodumaruhodumaru Registered User new member
    edited May 2013
    Oh, by the way, if you want to know who wins the elimination,
    check out the teaser video around the 50-52 second mark to see Maki + one Lexxy or Monica running up some yet to be seen stairs.

    hodumaru on
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  • ImperfectImperfect Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    -Tal wrote: »
    So, basically someone will be getting eliminated due to lack of ping pong skills. Weak sauce.

    No, someone is getting eliminated because they didn't draw a comic as good as the other person

    But they ended up in the elimination phase due to ping pong. So, yes, while drawing the better comic will keep either Lexxy or Monica from going home, they were put there due to not winning at ping pong.

    Ping Pong was not relevant to Katie's reasoning

    hell Lexxy was the runner up

    Runner up (i.e. "first loser") is still not winning at ping pong.

    The main reward is to win a year at the PA offices, where ping pong is a pretty big deal. It's not weird for them to want someone to win who would fit in with that culture, and I mean all of life is not work - you gotta be able to relax and have fun too, especially in a creative profession. Plus, the actual challenge was a doubles tournament with PA staff, so really the challenge wasn't "hey how good are you at ping pong" it was "how well do you work with PA staff".

    Not to mention that Katie chose people to go up for elimination based on entirely non-ping pong-related reasons, so...

    I guess so long as you don't mind being wrong, keep banging that drum.

    megascorcherWarribsenderandrewCambiataRaphDSemarecksaykayA Concerned Citizen
  • duddlesduddles Registered User regular
    I still think the elimination episodes are far and away the most compelling to watch - because we get to see actual comics being made. I think the show would be greatly improved if more of the episodes were about making comics.

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Korbei83 wrote: »
    I really liked the pairings for this tourny. I was rooting for Lexxy/Khoo, 'cause ya gotta root for Khoo. Can't believe he was last picked. YOU FOOLS! They did well but I was happy to see Katie/Levin pull it out in the end.

    Also enjoyed the giant Desert Bus cheque in the background. Interesting place to keep it.

    Looking forward to seeing Monica step up for elimination.

    This was filmed in December, and probably wasn't all that far off from the Child's Play charity dinner, held on December 6th, where the check was presented :)

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  • cgardner42cgardner42 Registered User regular
    I love love love the Ping Pong episodes of PATV and this is awesome too. I sort of hope there's an uncut version of these matches on the Strip Search DVD. I really don't understand people's comments about the editing. I think its well done and honestly I would love it even more if it was twice as long and more full of errata and random thoughts and them hanging out.

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  • megascorchermegascorcher NorwayRegistered User regular
    Nooooo I don't want either of those to go...

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    I don't begrudge anyone for not liking ping pong. I loved it though.

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  • ahdokahdok Figment of your imagination Registered User regular
    edited May 2013
    I'd have picked Khoo as my doubles partner, because previous experience would tell me that none of the artists are particularly strong ping-pong players. With that in mind, they're all going to be passing quite high balls back across the net nearly every shot. Put such a gift into Khoo's hands, and you're going to win the point with a smash every time. With strong players this won't happen and doubles becomes about positioning and communication. With weaker players, a strong singles player will dominate.

    (Alternatively, If Khoo follows the PA player, you're effectively neutralising any good shot that comes in from them, and passing difficult shots to the artist player. You'll win most rallies on attrition.)

    As for kickstarter campaigns, remember that the prize is integration into PA-offices, it's not (so far as I can see) a paid job for a year. The winning artist will get to use PA's incredible marketing engine and infrastructure, as well as technical expertise, to make their own product, but the money they make out of such a thing is still going to be from their own independent work. A kickstarter is no indication of loss at this tournament. You might as well instead look at their own webcomics to see who isn't updating these days...

    Personally, if I were in the position of Monica, I'd use winning such a competition as a chance to do a new comic (She's said she wants to draw all the ideas for comics she has) - and in that situation, I'd use a KS to wrap up my current work and get some closure on it before embarking on a new voyage. Lexxy has been working on CF for way longer than the start of this tournament, and you don't just throw that away because you're working for PA.

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  • PharylonPharylon Registered User regular
    Holy crap this episode was boring. What I thought was good about last episode was the voice-overs of the contestants talking inter-cut with the ping pong. This time it was just.... ping pong. After ten minutes, I skipped to the end.

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