Monday, August 24, 2015

Special Event: BMW/GMW Character Battle

Welcome, welcome, one and all, to the (as far as I know) first ever Boy/Girl Meets World Character Battle!
It's a massive picture, so good luck to you phone users.
The bracket was carefully seeded to allow for interesting matchups, without eliminating important characters too early. 


Every day a new set of 1v1 matchups will be posted here on the blog using one of these embedded polls:

There isn't actually much battling to do, but names are important. Christian and I have designed a 64-slot bracket of characters from the combined Meets World universes: You can see the bracket for yourselves here! 


(But with two options instead of three.)

It will take a second to register your vote, and if you refresh it SHOULDN'T allow you to vote again. If you manage to be the first person to vote, it will say "Vote Total: 0" after voting, but if you refresh it'll go up to 1. So it's counting it, but displaying the total before you voted. I don't know why.

What exactly are you voting on? This is essentially a popularity poll. You choose whichever character you like more! This includes whatever criteria you personally deem important. The crucial component, though, is that you look at the characters' entire history, across both series, to make your decision. And that's all there is to it.

Don't worry, each set of matchups LASTS for three days! So you'll have plenty of time to toss your hat into the ring. After the third day, we'll announce that set's winners and update the bracket for everyone to see. 

The first round will be one color-division per day, so we'll see you on Wednesday for Blue Division's matches! Those will, of course, stay open through Friday.

With that said and done, any interesting matches or potential matches you'd like to see? Rooting for any underdogs? Personally, I'm looking at Griff and my girl Lauren to run the gauntlet.

You can find your own editable bracket here! Hit "Download" at the top right, and then it will be editable once you open it in Adobe Reader. As Christian and I both learned the hard way, it will not save properly if you fill it out in your browser.

I would recommend everyone fill out their own bracket BEFORE looking at anyone else's, including ours, because you don't want your mind poisoned. The power of suggestion is very real. This is going totally by the honor system that you don't change your bracket after you fill it out. So don't be a chump.

Hey! Christian here! Just popping in to say you have YOURS TRULY to thank for this AMAZING idea. I suggested it to Sean and he was like "That sounds like too much work!" and I was like "Come on!" and he was like "Okayyyy." But, you have Sean to thank for designing AND MAKING that gorgeous bracket and that hideous image of me (taken from archival footage on this very site!) as a carnival barker. And you have us both to thank for the seeding! If you know anything about me, you know I like to rank and list things, so it was a lot of fun divvying out who was more crucial to the franchise than whom. 

I'd like to know the answers to Sean's questions myself, and I'd also like to hear predictions of how
*It'll be Eric or Shawn.
this will go. What will the Elite Eight look like? The Final Four? The TERRIFIC TWO? Who will win? Eric? Shawn? Someone else?* The power is yours! 


In fact, feel free to fill out your brackets like it's March Madness. We... have no prizes to give you if your bracket is the most correct. But you'll get prestige.

In fact, I think Sean and I are going to fill out our own brackets too. Likely a mix of actual predictions and our dearest hopes. And so we can TRASH TALK each other and find out who is the superior person at predicting who people like in the Meets World Cinematic Universe.  

For the record, it WAS too much work. Like five hours. But it's worth it, because this is going to be awesome.  

Filled yours out yet, reader? No? Do it, seriously. No peeking until you do.

Okay this is mine. LOTS of bias, lots of things to make Christian angry, I can't possibly win:

Sean's Predicted Bracket

Christian's Predicted Bracket 

Ha. Lauren over Topanga. I applaud the sentiment, but just GIVE ME your money. Wendy over Amy? I don't even.... what is this weird Wendy thing you have? No one cares about Wendy but you. No one. The actress who played Wendy doesn't care about Wendy.

Haters gonna hate. I'm willing to put my heart on the line for these characters. Christian the robot goes with all the easy ones. See you in grand finals.

36 comments:

  1. So uh... isn't the poll supposed to do something after voting? Like the results so far or even a "Thank you for voting!" message? Because all I got was a "Please wait..." and then a blank screen

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    1. It worked the first time we tested it, but you're right, I'm getting stuck at Please wait... now. I will investigate further.

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    2. Well, in the meantime, here's my bracket:
      https://www.dropbox.com/s/amd9nicmffiqpyw/BMW%20Character%20Battle.pdf?dl=0

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    3. Nice! And we should be all set with a new poll widget.

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    4. Not to be "that guy", but the word you wanted to use is BYE, not BUY. You should correct that.

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    5. Oh, true. I blame Christian for not catching that. I'll fix it.

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    6. I noticed it. I just didn't care that much. I didn't think pointing out the typo was too "that guy" though.... "You should correct that." maybe, a little.... ;)

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  2. ...you realize I'm just going to disregard all that Boy/Girl Meets World history and just vote for Debby Ryan, right?

    Not that it matters as I'm sure the sane ones will drown me out.

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    1. I wouldn't have it any other way.

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    2. That is exactly what Sean said you'd do!

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  3. Some terrible/interesting matchups here.

    First Janitor Bud vs. Harley Keiner is not fair. Wish that could be the finals.
    I am going to be so happy when Herman beats Rachel in the first round. Herman is a great character.
    Wish Auggie and Ava could both be eliminated early, but both face an early death against Eric.
    Obviously Jason will beat Desiree and Jack, but Jason vs. Eric doesn't seem fair!

    My favorite in each bracket: Janitor Bud, Jason Marsden, Joey the Rat, Wendy Jansen

    VOTE JANITOR BUD OR HE'LL USE THE JANITOR'S CURSE!!!!!!

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    1. The interesting matchups for me are as follows.

      Rachel vs. Angela

      Riley vs. Maya

      Alan vs. Chet

      Mr. Turner vs. Mr. Feeny

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    2. You think Jason > Jack is obvious? I picked it, but I think it'll be a good match. AND LOOK AT THIS ANON, WITH THE WENDY PICK. I TOLD YOU CHRISTIAN, SHE'S REAL AS FUCK.

      I agree PW. Rachel vs Angela in particular is something I've wondered about for a long time.

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    3. I think Jason>Jack is obvious too actually. I don't hate Jack cause there's a couple instances of him being a great foil to Eric's crazy antics but there just aren't as many memorable moments with him as there are with Jason.

      "I dubbed over my mom's weight-loss tape, but it should still work. I mean, it worked for her.
      No, it didn't. She's huge.
      Yeah, and in only eight weeks."

      They were perfect together.

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    4. I also plan to vote for Jason over Jack (hell, I plan to vote for Feffy over Jack), so if enough of us do it, it'll happen. But just because Jason is plainly a better character than Jack doesn't mean he'll win the poll, Jack's obviously a bigger deal.

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  4. Well guys, I tried. I guess my computer hates me, and won't let me post it. I at least have my bracket for reference.

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    1. If you wanna email your completed pdf to boymeetsworldreviewed@gmail.com, I can post a dropbox link for it

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    2. Thank you Sean, but I think I finally figured it out. And yes, it took longer than I'd care to admit.

      Without further ado, my bracket!
      https://www.dropbox.com/s/n0y3obv8rvs8soy/Final%20Tourney%20Bracket.pdf?dl=0

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  5. I'm glad someone else is rooting for Lauren besides me. :P

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    1. btw you guys r the best this is such a good idea.

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    2. thank you for saying that. there was a lot of complaining going on, so it's nice to have some positive feedback.

      Lauren for life.

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    3. I ended up doing two different brackets. One for who I think should win based on my personal preferences and one for who i think will win based on how i would guess the majority of people would vote for.

      And they're actually quite different.

      In my personal opinion I have Feeny winning in the finals being between him and Eric in a final four of Feeny, Eric, Shawn, and Maya.

      But in my prediction for the outcome in this poll I have Eric winning in the finals against Shawn in a final four of Cory, Eric, Shawn and Maya.

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  6. Thought I realize that this will never happen, a final four of Joey, Frankie, Harley and Griff would have been epic. We could have had Robert Goulet open with the National Anthem. And I'm sure Jasmine Bleeth would have attended as well. And it surely would have been VADER TIME!

    Oh well.

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    1. Frankie would just read poetry to everyone, maybe even try to give a life lesson to the kids.
      Joey would be aghast at Harley going bald and Frankie no longer being The Enforcer.
      Harley would be making sure that the mess isn't going to be too hard to clean up, reminiscing on old times with Janitor Bud and Johnny Baboon.
      Griff...would probably have that nameless kid who took the interview for Feeny for him stand in.

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    2. Sadly, a final four of them couldn't even happen with the brackets. Frankie's in blue and Harley's in silver, and even if they won their divisions they'd fight in the elite eight. Ditto Griff in yellow and Maya in red.

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  7. Finally got the thing to download. I laughed hard at the "BYE" for the characters everyone loves.

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  8. Made my Bracket. I'll have a link too, but here's my final four, Feeny, Shawn, Maya and Alan. This isn't just who I choose, but who I expect to advance. I have Eric vs Alan in the Final 8, but see Eric losing steam because of Season 6 and 7 versions of him.

    I think how the NCAA tournament have names for groupings, I call Cory's group Chubbie's Group, Shawn's Trailer Park Group, Alan's Wildnerness Store, Riley's John Quincy Adams Middle School.

    I have Lauren over Topanga in the Sweet Sixteen. They matched up on the show and one came out looking great, the other came off really bad. Clue, it wasn't the one who married Cory.

    Sleeper Pick: Griff.

    Here's a link, I hope it works.

    http://docdro.id/Z925CyK

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    1. We actually considered doing names like that for each of the divisions: Chubbies and John Adams and Pennbrook and things like that, but we found that made it seem like we had to cram all of the characters who belonged there into those divisions, even if that didn't really work for the Seeding. And if not, like, we end up with what we have, where there'd be a Trailer Park Group, and yet Chet's not in it? Griff and Joey are hanging out at John Q. Adams? etc.

      So, we went with nonspecific color divisions: Blue, Silver, Purple, Brown (subject to change), Green, Orange (subject to change), Red, Yellow

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    2. As for Alan beating Eric? Hey, nothing ventured nothing gained.

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    3. Griff and Lauren, hell yes.

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    4. Colors are easier and it's simple for me to say add this. I saw it more like NCAA where there would be a Northeast division, but the teams weren't in the northeast. I have it named after the big name in the division. It's Shawn's Trailer Park since it's something he liked to define himself as. "Come on Cor, … I live in a trailer." Chet's such a shyster, if he went to Vegas, he'd find a way to live in a hotel the entire time.

      I'm telling you, Alan's making a run. He doesn't want to be the grocer in the tournament. Does Cory have a shot at the Final 4 when he has to go against Feeny? I can't see it.

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  9. Lauren over Topanga Sean? You're one of those people who wanted Jim to end up with Karen instead of Pam on the Office aren't you?

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  10. Want to say thanks for doing this and keeping everyone engaged for our 2 weeks off. Looks like we will not be having much time off a while after this. Latest writers tweet: https://twitter.com/GMWWriters/status/635842470509580288 - 3 episodes in September (Looks like it is back to Rileytown from Conflict Resolution) then 5 new episodes in October. I guess its possible that the Texas two-parter will be shown on 1 night and give us a weekend off. We might get the Halloween episode on Halloween, who knows.

    Is it too late to write in Fish Store Phil?

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  11. Here's mine: https://www.dropbox.com/home?preview=BMW+Character+Battle+template.pdf

    It's kind of a mess, but... Yeah. I'm pretty sure I put down Eric as the winner, but it's not showing. I don't know. It's a mix of my own opinion and who I thought would win. Also, did everyone get Shawn and Eric as finalists?

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    1. Seems like that links not working I'm afraid.

      Most people did indeed put Shawn and Eric as the finalists, and I think that's the smart bet, but there were some exceptions. Some people had Feeny in the finals instead of Shawn, and one guy even had Alan in there instead of Eric.

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    2. Ok. I see. I haven't used dropbox before, so I didn't realise there was a seperate link to just view a file :) Try this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7ykey7wyz8tgyfe/BMW%20Character%20Battle%20template.pdf?dl=0

      Knowing life, nobody will get the finalists right. :)

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