…or something. Is that too obscure a reference these days? Should I have gone with the cliche but easily recognizable “there can be only one?”
What I’m talking about is the battle royal going on over at Suvudu. They’ve taken a bunch of our favorite fictional characters and paired them up in head to head fights. They’ve chosen a pleasantly bizarre and diverse group of fighters: Gandalf, Cuthulu, and Hermione are all in there duking it out.
Flatteringly enough, Kvothe is in there too, paired up against Garret Jax.
It’s a fun concept, and you get to vote on who you think should win. But what makes it truly entertaining is the brief descriptions that they give each of the characters, complete with strengths, weaknesses, and special attacks. Better still are the staff’s narrative descriptions of how they think the fight would turn out.
I’ll admit that I’m surprised how pleased I am at how how some of the voting is going. For example, Ged from the Wizard of Earthsea is currently kicking the stuffing out of Edward from Twilight.
Anyway. Feel free to wander over and take a look for yourself. It’s a good time.
[Edit: For those of you asking in the comments. I didn't send in a little blurb when I heard about the contest for two reasons. 1) Because I was really busy. And 2) I heard that Terry Brooks was too busy to send stuff in too. It didn't seem particularly fair for me to step in and stump for Kvothe when Brooks wasn't going to be able to do the same.
That said, Lewis isn't around anymore. And I've got a little time on my hands. So if Kvothe makes it to the match-up with Aslan, I might send a little blurb their way.]