Welcome back to AXIS

Super Smash Brothers: Melee Box Art
The cover of the Nintendo GameCube game, Super Smash Brothers: Melee.

Notice anything different? We've relaunched the AXIS blog in a new format, as a part of the new aadl.org. Now you guys know why you haven't heard much from me lately.

So, aren't we having a tournament soon? OH RIGHT. On Saturday, July 30th, from Noon - 5:00 PM, we'll have the AADL-GT preseason tournament at the Downtown Library. We'll have 5 events:

1. Mario Kart: Double Dash Single Player Race
2. Mario Kart: Double Dash Co-op Team Race
3. Super Smash Brothers: Melee Single-Player Battle
4. Super Smash Brothers: Melee Two-player Team Battle
5. Sur-Prize Round: Game to be announced!

Information on prizes is coming soon, we're still working on it. I will also announce the specifics of the Clan system before the preseason tournament, but know that the preseason tournament will not count towards clan scores.

Also, we'll have an 18+ Mario Kart Tournament Friday, July 29th, from 6:30-8:30 PM, and a Mario Kart Tournament for ages 5-12 on Sunday, July 31st, from 1:00-4:00.

Comments

I think you'll find comments much easier to format on this site. Any opinions on banned items during SSB:M matches?


Sweet, an 18+ MK:DD tourney. Count me in for that one.


this website is rilly sweet. i hope there will be food at the tournament. (FIVE HOURS WITH OUT FOOD IS TORTURE!!) i better start practicing since i havent played ssmb in about 2 years and havent palyd mariokart since december. :-0

Pittsfield Branch - Winter


Joe, I've never noticed your striking similarity to the Pittsfield Branch's Winter Air Circulation Diagram before! It's uncanny.

Also, yes, there will be food.


Wow, this is alot nicer then the old blog.
Sweet you can edit old posts.


Hey Eli,
How do u get a code name for yourself? Like last year, there was somebody named hunterkirby, I want 2 be Black Shark. My name is Noah trobe, I am Black Shark.


To get a code name you just ask for a code name at Registry.


Our plan is actually to do registration through the new website, Noah, so you've already got your handle all set up! We'll also get clan pages set up here, and clan logos attached to your posts, etc... it's gonna be great.


Swank new site for axis, and for the library in general.

BTW, re-post of my "looking for clan" advertisement
Also, no one ever told me who was in thomas deren's clan. Does he have an open slot? <_<


Lets see thomas deren metioned hunterkirby and someone else but he didn't have a 4th person. I'm not sure if he has established the clan with them.


So, do I already have the code name? Do u mean register 4 the tournament or online 4 posting replies and comments?


I mean that when you pre-register for tournaments, you will do it from this account on this website. We're not ready to do pre-reg yet, but when we are, you'll log in to this account, then register for the tournament. So you've already 'registered' your handle; now you just need to register for tournaments when that becomes available.

Capisce?


this blog is so much cool. im coming back to the states next tuesdaywhich will be the 17th i think. noah u can be called black shark from now on if u want. like eli said when u register u type in ur code name then ur real name. noah talk to crazywindmill or whatever his name is(sorry crazywindmill). what happens when u reply to a post? for melee no items should be excluded but just have them on medium. can we have the playoff melee matches 1 person versus 1 person? sweet u can add images to posts! good thing there is food at the preseason. i ask a lot of questoins dont i. o yea in melee have u ever seen a metel fox he is sooooooooooo cool.


i just wanna know how many people use the c-stick so can we take a poll. i dont so 1-no 0-no.


BTW, I'm CrazyWindmill but I usually use jlgelinas (For Joseph Louis Gelinas) as my handle now, I've sort of outgrown the age where you need to worry about pedophiles tracking you down over the net. <_<
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Duck Wrote:
"Lets see thomas deren metioned hunterkirby and someone else but he didn't have a 4th person. I'm not sure if he has established the clan with them."

Bah, ok. I guess since preseason isn't for clan points I can work out finding/making a clan there, but if you can pre-reg your clan then I'm worried about everyone I'd be interested in clanning with teaming up before I can get to them X_x
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sraven's poll:
I do use the c-stick, but not exclusively. The c-stick is ideal for working smashes into combos, but if you want to KO someone then you really need to charge it up a little for the knockback.
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By the way, will we be alerted to what the surprize round is beforehand, or at least get some practice rounds? I get trying to mix things up some more but if there's no opportunity for preparation then it becomes a crapshoot where the people who just so happen to have the most experience with a random game win :\. A weeks or greater notice would let us rent it if it's something we've never even played before.


replying is just posting another comment


dont worry joseph eli said we will be able to practice hte game before the actual rounds. the c stick is used for smash combos but cuz i used to play the original super smash bros on N64 where there is no c stick i think it is cheap. to be able to beat the game or atleast get all the characters, stages etc. u need to know how to play without the c stick cuz in one player mode u cant use it. and what are u doing up at 4:11am?


duck u posted at the same time i did weird. also u can't use other ppl's names on this blog


sweet new format. I like it. My computer is still down :-(

"There is no spoon." -Neo


what do u mean by "use the c-stick?"


Where the hell is Galen Gong? Has he checked out this new and improved site?


This is Bad driver making this post. Sorry TP2. I do use c stick but only in certain situations.


Hi duck how are you?
Bet you don't konw who I am! MEHMEH *evil laugh*
thomas has been training me for the 30th tourtment!
I am so excited I never new these games were so much fun,
melee needs blood though!
Oh and for who ever it was that wanted to be in thomas' clan, sorry he has it all ready set, I wish I could have been in it, oh well next time.
I hope that I win something, like even a rubber band, something I mean really, it's notthat I suck or anything, I am just not good at winning stuff.

Oh and where is the registeration? Shouldn't it be up by now?
And by the way Muffincat is my login name, but Thomas said it was lame so I am going to have a different tourtment name, but it's sercret for now!
Sorry to anyone but duck, who is reading this and wondering who the nwho I am! Oh and I hear that one of the random games was going to be Pikmin! I love Pikmin and can bet anyone in a pikmin battle, that is if any of you even know what a pikmin battle is..... disturbing silence.........................oh pikmin fans are so alone!
<".">


Hello, muffincat And I know who you are. Oh and I like muffincat but in melee you're going to have a 4 letter abbreviation for commentary reasons and muffincat doesn’t abbreviate well.


Thanks, but how do the screen names go for the mario cart?
And I'll find a different name for the melee.
Oh and what was all this stuff about the c-stick up higher in the blog?
Thomas said also that he can only come for the melee part.
And what's thomas' screen name so that I don't keep using his really name on the internet.
Also, I having a hard time winning against the level 9 cpus, any suggestions?


Whatever you want there are only 8 people at a time and commentators can keep track.

The c-stick is the little yellow stick on the controller which allows (in melee) for people to do smash moves easily and quickly.

He is known as MiniBlin.

If you haven’t started already, use L&R bottoms to block. Also pressing L&R then trying to moving allows you to dodge attacks and/or maneuver behind people.
Use smash moves (A button and moving stick at the same time or C-stick) using the C-stick is easier and faster but the other one is move effective allowing you to charge up attacks. Since it is Time you can let the cpus beat each other up and then smash the ones that get heavily damaged.

What character do you use muffincat?
I wonder how many people realize we are using the first blog?
And what are you doing up at 8:40pm don't you think thats a little late for you


Shoot I stay up way late all the time, I am sort of bad about it, I just cheese out on anime, until I can't see srait! And I like use Link!
I know he isn't the best character, but I don't know, I used him on the first melee, the nitendo 64 one, and I guess I just feel weird if I play anyone else!
But the character the should be done away with by horrible torture is NESS! I hate him, I mean what a loser!
Oh and thanks for the c-stick lesson, I'll try it out, but I am doing ok on the other attacks. But Teken is way better! I love teken, that should be a tourtment game!


With link you will also want to learn grabs the Z button Link has that annoying chain that really keeps opponents disoriented.

Oh I hate Ness Too he has only been in the crazy game Earthbound for SNES. And his abilities stink.

I really think Melee should have combo moves for characters. Like all the other fighting games.

Check your E-mail.


Did you email me, because I didn't get anything? Oh and I changed my email, so that could be part of the problem, my new one is supersunflower@sbcglobal.net

Try it out, Hope it works, and I like the cool chain thingy to !!!!


i realized you were using the first blog. wat wat

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.

Joe, which tournaments did you say you weren't gonna be able to come to?


stop using the first blog and use the 2nd. he cant come to july and maybe not august i dunno


Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.

forgot the logo


Sravan it's not like anything Muffincat and I said affected you. But I'm fine with you guys just posting on the new one.


yea i know


who is this mufficant guy anyway


Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.

forgot it again


Girl. But she is a friend of MniBlin & Myself we're all in the same grade.


What is the big deal about posting on the blog? If I some how have offended someone, I am sorry, and if there's a different place you would like me to post, just direct me. Oh and should I bring food to the tourtment, I mean , is it a potluck ?

This is for anyone not just duck.

PS for duck
Oh and duck, no more personal info on the internet please.


Welcome muffincat! You have not done anything wrong at all, and rule #1 here is ignore anything any of these knuckleheads say. =) All open threads can be posted on, no bickering required. Also, you don't need to change your handle at all, I think it's great, but you will want to come up with a 4-letter abbreviation to use for melee.

As for food at the tournament, you can bring food if you want, but it isn't a potluck. The library provides food and drink for everyone.


Thank you eli
And what do you guys think of (furn) for the melee name?


Interesting. I like it, Its got a ring to it. sravan is being beat up by a furn. It will be a great name.


i wasent offended. it was just a suggestion. i am at the library now lol.

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


Ok so what are you guy's names?
oh and chocolate is good for the soul!!!!!!!!!


These guys don't have any codenames. They use there real names.


Ok nobody tell black shark anything Ok. This could be a lot of fun. Making muffincat sound like a killer.


Is it okay if I stay 4 just 1 hour and a half this Sat.? I've got another video game tournament. The prize 4 the tournament is a free Madden 06 game.


here is some more

ever wonder...
Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?

Why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed?

Why don't you ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"?

Why is "abbreviated" such a long word?

Why is it that doctors call what they do "practice"?

Why is it that to stop Windows 98, you have to click on "Start"?

Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?

Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?

Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?

When dog food is new and improved tasting, who tests it?

Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?

Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?

Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?

Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?

If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?

If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?


these are actual labels on products

On a Sears hairdryer: Do not use while sleeping.

(and that's the only time I have to work on my hair).

On a bag of Fritos: ..You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside.

(the shoplifter special)?

On a bar of Dial soap: "Directions: Use like regular soap."

(and that would be how???....)

On some Swanson frozen dinners: "Serving suggestion: Defrost."

(but, it's "just" a suggestion).

On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom): "Do not turn upside down."

(well...duh, a bit late, huh)!

On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding:"Product will be hot after heating."

(...and you thought????...)

On packaging for a Rowenta iron: "Do not iron clothes on body."

(but wouldn't this save me more time)?

On Boot's Children Cough Medicine:"Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication."

(We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get those 5-year-olds with head-colds off those forklifts.)

On Nytol Sleep Aid: "Warning: May cause drowsiness."

(and...I'm taking this because???....)

On most brands of Christmas lights: "For indoor or outdoor use only."

(as opposed to...what)?

On a Japanese food processor: "Not to be used for the other use."

(now, somebody out there, help me on this. I'm a bit curious.)

On Sunsbury's peanuts: "Warning: contains nuts."

(talk about a news flash)

On an American Airlines packet of nuts: "Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts."

(Step 3: maybe, uh...fly Delta?)

On a child's superman costume: "Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly."

(I don't blame the company. I blame the parents for this one.)


tell me if u like them or not


I really have 2 go 2 another tournament. Im not chickening out. I'll be there full time 4 all the season tournaments.


Ok what is with all the jokes, I mean ummm I didn't read them all, but did we have a little random fest!
And WILL YOU PLEASE SPELL MY SCREEN NAME RIGHT I am not MIFFICANT, I am MUFFINCAT, and sorry no real names of the internet for me.
and musicman I geuss is my rival?


For most of the products labels you made fun of like the hairdryer and Iron people have actuly done those things then sued because there was no warning. The Japanese product is just mistraslated. The Fritos label says No purchase necessary because they are required by law to give a no cost way to win. The meds are also required by law to state undiserable consquices. But the American Airlines packet of nuts, the superman costume, Swanson frozen dinners and bar of Dial soap are all fair game.


Umm thanks?


so were they funny or not?


the label ones were funny!
In China For a while they thought baby food was made of babies.


Where R U Eli?


Hey where or when is the registration for this thing?


GREAT TOURNAMENT!
To bad I didn't make it to the prize round.


i wonder, does miniblin come to this blog??? oh, and im mad, bur that name was already taken by some1 else....


who are u mad guy?


Miniblin's computer doesn't allow him to blog.

"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!"


o that sux

"It's our choices, Harry that show us who we truly are, far more than our abbilities"-Dumbldore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


Miniblin is leaving town again on thursday
And we went bolling
YAEH BOLLING
and played the nintendo64 version of mario cart wow the graphics are so funny and so are the on screen sound effects.