Don 27t knock twice go. More than just a streaming website... GoStream is the unique place which provides for you movies and tv series online to streaming/watching for free without ADS in HD or 4K. We update our site hourly with fresh content, so you can gather family and friends for a pleasant stay by watching Comedies, Dramas, Animation in HD Quality. Available platforms - iOS, Android, Windows, Mac. Don't knock twice vr trailer. I'm back! and this time not so tired that I can barely even write the damn thing. Well, okay, by the time it was done, I was pretty fucking tired. The -1 column was the last I had to do, and by the time I hit that I was fucking done. Anyway, this is a recap of Let's Make Big Moves, the TriState major. I covered all 64 of the Top Seeds, as well as the Top 64 placements. Note: If you are one of the listed players and want to contribute a quote, please let me know. Disclaimer 1: Not all runs are created equal. Some players needed to take on monsters to get their placement. Some less so. This is not meant to be an objective quality match-up of players. Disclaimer 2: If a player had a bad tournament that doesn't make them a bad player. It is easier to perform below your standard then above. Thus, one tournament can make a career, but it can't break it. There are many reasons players lose. As fans we have a responsibility to be good to players. They cry and sweat for us. The goal isn't to make players stress out about individual placements more, but to catch interesting story lines and data. Don't be a dick to players. Disclaimer 3: It is easier for a low seed to overperform and for a high seed to underperform. Seeds are a stand-in for expectations. The bad part of high expectations is that beating them is hard. One should consider equal levels of over-performance to favor higher seed players in terms of level of impressiveness. Disclaimer 4: An issue with seeding is just as good an explanation for some of these cases as bad play is. It is not always possible to tell the difference. How to Read This: Number indicates placement relative to expected placement. The number reflects losers round expected to lose in vs actual loss. If a player was seeded between 13 and 16, that means they were expected to go out at 13th place. Thus, if they got a +1 it means they got 9th place. If they got a -1 then it means they got 17th. +5 or More (Star Turn) TG) MVD. PGRU 17. 31st Seed. 5th Place. 5. The notion that MVD needs a star turn is absurd. He's been a top player since Brawl. Yet, there's a reason he was seeded 31st. At LMBM, he broke his streak without a Major Top 8 since Low Tier City by nikita'ing Wishes, Dark Wizzy, are you into the blastzone. If your goal is to make it forget the last six months happened, that's one way to do it. (Nfinite) Toast. 66th Seed. 13th Place. 5. A Young Link main who has been on the radar as a potential top player. He made big moves (I will never apologize) towards that by nearly beating Tweek in winners before going on a run through losers including Fsharp, Wishes, VoiD (Sad SoCal Hours) and LingLing. I'm calling it now. I think Toast is Season 3 PGR. Toast on his results: It had been eating at me lately that I would place well but not get pgr wins, so someone told me to always play like me at all times and to never forget who I was when playing, so I held it close to heart this tournament and felt more confident than I had ever been, and thus played like me. 2 to +4 (Strong Tournament) DA) Sinji. PGRU 25. 39th Seed. 9th Place. 4. To me a case of underseeding. Sinji has only got less than 25th at one Ultimate tournament so far, and that was Smash Con. He got 25th on the PGR and he was seeded to be out before Top 32? At you kidding? He got wins on LingLing, Gen, and (tragically) Riddles while losing to Dark Wizzy and Nairo. A clear mistake. (R2G) Kameme. PGRU 19. 11th Seed. 3rd Place. 4. Finally, the EVO 2016 finalist makes Top 8 at a US S-tier. He came damn close (9th) at EVO, so this is great to see. He was lucky in that he avoided a seeded match against Tweek. But, this was no fluke. He beat Venia, Marss, and Maister while only dropping sets to two Top 10 players in Dabuz and Nairo. (TR) Zomba. 84th Seed. 17th Place. 4. Gotta check my notes here. Zomba is. a child. Yes. He is a 14 year old from Staten Island. Mains ROB/Link/Roy, and this is his first major. Also his Twitter is distinctly run by a 14 year old and is thus awful. But, his Smash game is pretty fucking good. He knocked out Uncivil Ninja and Raito in losers. There was some luck in that he got Elegants empty pool. But, some of his wins were better than the pool leader he replaced. Oh god, this kid is going to be unstoppable in about a year. Apollo. Unseeded. 33rd Place. 4. A Tristate smasher who mains Duck Hunt, but I saw VoDs of him playing like Peach and Icies and some other wacky shit. A key participant of the insanity of the bonkers pool C5, where he outzoned Black Twins to win a big upset and benefited from Rfang going down earlier leading to two unseeded players escaping pools. AceAttorney. 4. I had a hell of a time researching them. "Ace Attorney Smash Bros" does not take you to a player page. Apparently a NJ Zelda main. Clearly they're pretty good since they beat MattyG and JW. (NRG) Nairo. PGRU 8. 4th Seed. 1st Place. 3. Guys, is Nairo number 2 in the world right now? He's had a near unbroken string of Top 4 finishes ever since Shine, consistently banished his demons, and now he's taken home the largest Ultimate tournament he's ever won. He beat WaDi and then narrowly lost to Dabuz in Winners. But that just seemed to activate "pitbull on cocaine" mode. He proceeded to crazy man through losers, taking out Sinji, Maister, MVD, Tea, Kameme, and finally getting vengeance on Dabuz in an overawing bracket reset grand finals. Fitting that his biggest win of Ultimate to date happened so close to home too. (Liquid) Dabuz. PGRU 7. 5th Seed. 2nd Place. 3. Dabuz right after Nairo, huh? Fitting. Yet again, being a Dabuz fan means heartbreak. He came back from a fairly lackluster season to get a lot of great wins here. Wins like Raffi-X and Uncivil Ninja are just the ball to the real lip of it. Kameme, Nairo, and Tea. His 3-0 over Tea banished a former demon of his using new Rosa tech he invented. But, his run ended tragically as Nairo manage to reset Game 5 of Grand Finals on last hit. After that Dabuz deflated. You could see his elusive first major tournament win slip through his fingers. Dabuz in Ultimate is like watching a Greek Tragedy. Tea. PGRU 15. 9th Seed. 4th Place. 3. Don't gotta lot to add. TeaPacMan Wakka'd through Marss, Samsora, and Light, while only losing to the top 2 finishers. We're all so used to Tea breaking ankles that it's almost not surprising anymore. (T1) ANTi. 59th Seed. 3. ANTi was once one of the best smashers, as his Meta-Knight pick reminded us, but he really has not gone all in on Ultimate. It was a nice run, including small but meaningful wins on Big D and Epic_Gabriel. Not huge names, but hardly nothing either. Sadly, he ran into fucking Maister not once, but twice, and didn't take a game in either set. Brutal. I'm pretty sure that's against the Geneva Convention. (DU) Bankai. 77th Seed. 25th Place. 3. NY ZSS and PKMN Trainer main. He got this +3 through a combination of NickC getting sick, the chaos of Pool C5 letting him dodge a ranked opponent in getting a small upset on his own friend Zan, the SoCal Toon Link Player. Zans tweet on the subject is a tragedy in three acts. (lluZ) BONK. 103rd Seed. 3. a Meta-Knight from Philly. His upset over Ned was probably the most wild upset of pools that didnt involve Pool C5. (SH) TheRed. 49th Place. 3. Snake main who is apparently PRd in Massachusetts. Got wins on Vivi and Diabeo. Also helped contribute to sending False packing from the tournament. So props for that? US,RIP LGBB) Mr. Mojo Risin. 3. Okay okay so. This guy is seemingly Tristate, seems to use Donkey Kong a lot, and is distinctly a fan of the Doors. Hes on the list for upsetting the Sonic player UR2Slow and because Rivers decided to go to MagFest and DQd. TonyZTank. 3. HE IS THE ONE RESPONSIBLE. Okay so, Pool C5 turned into a massive cluster fuck with both its leads, Rfang and BlackTwins getting upset. Tony here upset Roach, before losing immediately then somehow managed to get out of pools in the slot that Rfang and Blacktwins werent fighting over, then break and Raptor? Fucking chaos. Who is this guy? Sonic main from Nebraska? I asked RFang on twitter and Rfang said “Bro I don't fucking know either lmfaoo. All know is he might be the greatest sonic to ever do it”. Cosmos. PGRU 11. 16th Seed. 2. Thats more like it! Cosmos fell off from his Season 1 Top 15 status hard in Season 2. Cosmos is relentlessly likeable so it was kind of hard to watch. 9th is still not where he used to be. Especially with Raffi-X and Larry Lurr as his biggest wins. Not bad, but it was his close set with Dark Wizzy, who is probably presently Top 20, that gave me hope. Is Season 3 the season Cosmos recovers from his anime girl induced bout of madness? 3D) Gen. PGRU A51. 27th Seed. 2. One of Tristates best talents who never travels. I wonder who hell face! Venia. Suarez. Sinji. Laid is slightly out of state, right? And he even faced one foreign its Maister. Fuck. Oh well, at least he did well. Maybe that means he might travel more? djb) Laid. 46th Seed. 2. The Lucina from New England. The lord of the Side-Bet Discord. As near as I can tell, he didnt get any upsets himself. Just benefited from Rivers ditching for Magfest and LeoN getting upset by Epic_Gabriel. But, he somehow made an 8:1 bet on Nairo making a reverse sweep on Maister, so he probably made more money than some of the people who actually placed. Riddles. 34th Seed. 2. Someone on twitter asked over the weekend what players people just love watching. Besides NickC (obviously) the most common answer is Shut. That only grows more true with each passing tournament. Not only did he dominate the crew battle, but he went on an epic run at LMBM. After losing in pools to check my notes here. a chair from twitter, he went on a massive losers run, including Ned, Enzo, Z, and even Tweek himself, before losing to Sinji. Fucking beautiful. I just wish we got a proper stream of his match with Tweek. I wanted to watch that shit so bad I was hunting for phone vids on twitter. Epic_Gabriel. 51st Seed. 2. ROB Main from Florida. This tournament was lousy with high placing ROBs, really. Skynet basically came online. He got a big ‘ol on-stream win over LeoN, which is where the entire +2 comes from. LeoNs a for sure PGR win, so a round of applause is in order. SKITTLES. 69th Seed. 2. The best player in Nebraska. Ive definitly talked about him before but am way too rushed to figure out in which one. Got wins on Atomsk, Sharp, Comona, and Odyssey. Nothing big, but a healthy spread. (Drexel) Yoda Cage. 122nd Seed. 2) Philly based Boswer JR and DK main. Managed to get wins on Benny&TheJets and Mata-Door. However, this all might be bracket noise from Shuton falling sick. Someone should play Diddy Kong and call themselves “Baby Yoda Cage”. (ATU) Mekos. 116th Seed. 2. One of the few relevant Lucas players. He got an upset on Venom and then benefitted from the chaos from bracket C5 by avoiding BlackTwins or RFang. Sharp. 101st Seed. 2. Not FSharp the Canadian, Sharp is the #1 player in Rhode Island. He went all Shiek in bracket and upset both RFang and Dazai while taking NickC and Skittles to Game 3. Especially impressive because playing Shiek in bracket is like playing “Smash Bros: Dark Souls” where you do no damage and everything else two shots you. I see some potential here. (NVR) SAUCE. 98th Seed. 2. Mario/Roy main. Got small upsets on Chrismus and PowPow, and benefited greatly from Lima oversleeping and getting DQd. -1 to +1 (Normal Tournament) MVG) Dark Wizzy. PGRU 31. 10th Seed. 7th place. 1. Dark Wizzy has completed the transformation from “Good player who says Mario shit on twitter” to “Consistent Top 20 Player”. Nothing here was that shocking. Wins on Sinji, WDGTHTBP, Cosmos, Z, and John Numbers. Losses to Marss and MVD. But, the regularity is his Top 20 appearances is something you love to see. It is fairly brutal watching him try to play his way through the badness of the Mario-Zss matchup though. (lluZ) Raffi-X. 21st Seed. 1. Raffi doesnt really feel like a Top Player yet, at all. Yet, he consistently gets Top 16 or better at Super Majors. My first impulse was to just claim he lacks top player actually Goblin and Raito are pretty fucking good wins. Maybe, he just needs to be memorable? Has he considered a catchphrase? “Im Raffi, and when Im done with you, youre going to be Taffy! ” Yeah, not sure. Hes increasingly a contender for not only Number 2 a challenger to WaDi for the top spot. Dont let a single word of this come across as an insult to his skill. (T1) LarryLurr. 32nd Seed. 1. SoCal! SoCal! SoCal! We actually got someone into Top 24! We didnt even get anyone into Top 32 in our own Tournament at Kongo Saga. This was a legitimately great result for the long time pro, including wins on Dill, Lui, and a SoCal Teamkill on Sparg0. Okay, fine, it was only kind of a team kill, but were still claiming him. Were Desperate. Uncivil Ninja. 37th Seed. 1. Sad to say, but you should probably treat this one as -1. He got a + bump from NickC getting some kind of illness, presumably a bad case of Spiking Fever for Dairing so many fools. But, before this could be translated into any kind of run, he got sent to losers and then upset by literal child Zomba. (lluZ) Jakal. 33rd Seed. 1. Not a lot to say about the TriState Wolf mains performance here. He got a literally one seed upset over Larry. (Ho3K) Frozen. PGRU 46. 61st Seed. 1. I am not sure how he ended up in 33rd. I think Elegants DQ might have been the factor. I am also skeptical because of his proximity to the esoteric cursed pool C5. I am pretty sure this is just bracket chaos though. (16B) LingLing. 58th Seed. 33rd. 1. The Peach Queen (King) of the North East. On examination, he actually should have got -1 because Toast upset him, but Shuton falling sick and fusing with Riddles left the bracket slot open. (3D) Juuuuul. 49th Seed. 1. Probably the only relevant player (outside of Texas) who uses Robin. No, that time Nairo pulled her out doesnt count. He got a strong upset over Mr E, but got one back from DM. A mixed bag overall? BCe BBM) Beast. 83rd Seed. 1. PKMN Trainer from Philly. Got knocked into losers relatively early by Pazda, but actually got strong wins on Kofi and Tamim before being taken out by Suarez. (Sinai) DM. 80th Seed. 1. A New England Top Player and one of the few actual Pikachu players with actual relevance. He got an upset on Juuuul, but Id honestly say his losses were more impressive. Lui and Cosmos. Aint no shame in a scorecard like that. (Evil) Nelvin. 78th Seed. 1. Another NE crab person. This time a Diddy main. Seemingly no upsets in either direction. Just got a +1 downstream because Purity beat Juice and Nelvin beat him. (Ho3K) Ralphie. 74th Seed. 1. A Tristate player who used Wolf last I checked. But, I think that means, like all wolf mains, he dropped her for Palu. That was a joke. I hope. I think what happened here was he dodged facing Riddles or MVD because some chair from twitter upset Riddles, so Ralphie wound up with a less menacing foe. WaDi. PGRU 24. 13th Seed. 0. WaDi did fine. WaDi always does fine. There is probably no more player who more consistently gets Top 16 in Ultimate. The problem remains same as ever. Top 16 isnt Top 8. Oh well. Someone oughta give a “Lets Go WaDi! ” for old times sake. (TG) MuteAce. PGRU 27. 24th Seed. 0. Not totally sure what happened here. Mute got upset by Stocktaker in one of the loudest matchest of the weekend as measured by Yerrr-Per-Minute. But, he came back with a pretty decent losers run, including a win on Jakal, that was only put to an end by an explosive set with a freshly upset Light. (APE) Goblin. PGRU 39. 20th Seed. 0. A +0 by result, but probably in the - column when it comes to dignity. Goblin actually did fine. He lost to WaDi in winners, but fought all the way to the edge of Top 16 before suffering a tiny upset from Raffi-X. That last stock ended in a pretty intense cross-stage 0 to death by Raffi-X that appeared to break him. Goblin then proceeded to go on a pretty fucking intense twitter rant (mostly about how much he hates ROB) that was a little extreme even as the art of post-loss twitter rants go. PGRU 49. 35th Seed. 0. Nothing to report. The Tristate Yoshi won/loss to seed. Smokk. 48th Seed. 0. Kind of a sad case. The Quebecois, who used to main Gannon but now plays mostly Wolf, actually got a bit win. Lui money. Depending on if Suar ever puts out PGRU 2, that could be an actual PGR win. Too bad MuteAce got upset early, and was standing right in his a desire for vengeance against wolf players. (lluZ) Enzo. 47th Seed. 0. Philly based Joker main. For someone only at his second major to date, he did really well. And by really well, I mean “Upset VoiD”. So yeah, good shit. Sadly, after a loss to Wishes, he wound up stuck in Riddles freight train path through Losers Top 128. Oh well, two Top 100 losses and a pretty good win. Aint no shame in that. (Ho3K) John Numbers. 42nd Seed. 0. No upsets either direction and good losses in the form of VoiD and Dark Wizzy. John frequents PGStats and Ive only ever had positive interactions with him. (GG) Stocktaker69. 41st Seed. 0. The Tristate Wolf player. Got a big win over MuteAce in what I heard, both from viewers and from the background Tristate-ing of the streamed matches. But, quick losses to Tea and Lui put his run to an end right after. Still technically a good run. Got an upset without being upset. Shame it didnt translate to placement. (XTR) Sparg0. 40th Seed. 0. More of the same here. The North Mexican/SoCal Cloud child prodigy (not that prodigy) actually got an upset on Mr E, but his run was stopped by Light and Larry Lurr. Neither an upset, and the latter a team kill. Tragic stuff. (Ho3K) Dill. 64th Seed. 0. A New York ROB, widely seen at one of the citys rising stars. Sadly, he didnt get that energy infusion the other ROBs got. Went par with his seed. No surprises. Klaatu. 63rd Seed. 0. NorCal Olimar main. Suffered a small upset from Toast, who spent the rest of the tournament taking names and kicking ass. (2scoops) Zan. 60th Seed. 0. SoCal (SIGH) Toon Link main and former seeder. Mostly did okay, but got upset by his friend Bankai. Also, beat a player named Boys ll Mensch, which if an objectively funny name. (NPT) BlazingPasta. 56th Seed. 0. Philadelphia Peach/Daisy. Seemingly lost early MuteAce, but somehow made it to his seed? Ugh. Ive been writing this post for like 12 hours. Someone else can dumpster dive into bracket to figure out how that happened. Maister. 6th Seed. 1. The most likeable hateable man in Smash. I know Im not supposed to bash characters here. G&W mains read this shit too. But, there is something so viscerally unenjoyable about watching Maister out frame-data people into oblivion. Im not saying it isnt smart or that theres something wrong with him doing it. It is simply aesthetically repulsive. And make no mistake “oblivion” is where he sent people. Maister continued his string of Top 8s with wins on Gen, Anti (twice. Poor man) Toast (RIP) and a Samsora who looked like he was having his soul removed from his body. Im pretty sure there is no player who has the potential to change the meta quite as much as Maister at present. (Rogue) Light. PGRU 10. 8th Seed. 1. Light was unremarkable. Thankfully, Light is still a blast even when hes just doing okay. He knocked out WaDi and MuteAce, lost another set in his absurd game of back and forth with Tea before ending in a New England classic. Marss vs Light. Perfectly respectable result. Wishes. PGRU 21. 15th Seed. 1. This is supposedly Wishes last tournament. Im willing to buy it, if only because his interest has seemed in free fall for months. As far as career endings go, this is a whimper, not a bang. The expected wins, but then an upset at the hands of MVD followed by a second from Toast. There was a point where Wishes was one of the most exciting names in Ultimate. Time is a bitch. (DA) Venia. 22nd Seed. 1. Dont let the number fool you. He did fine. The New York Greninja managed to get a win on fellow Greninja (frog battle for dominance) JW, and traded upsets. Suffered a small one from Gen. Got a pretty notable one on LeoN. Evens out north of good, methinks. (CLG) VoiD. PGRU 9. 18th Seed. 1. Everything is Darkness. Lui. 17th Seed. 1. Just a mediocre result overall for the NorCal Fox player. Beat DM and Stocktaker, but Smokk and Larry both got wins on him. The losses look a lot worse then the wins. Also, holy cow thats a lot of wolves. Lui bracket was more furry than Cats 2019. (Cacaw) Big D. 30th Seed. 1. The giant of British Columbia smash. I believe we got to see some of his icies gameplay in a set on stream vs Suarez, but he was largely a non-presence for the rest of bracket. He lost early to ANTi, which makes sense because ANTi for sure knows how to kill icies from his brawl days. JW. 43rd Seed. 1. Greninja from Ontario. Not a lot to report here. He suffered a big loss to AceAttorney, the NJ Zelda. Not a lot else to add here. With the exception of Smokk and Riddles, this was largely a not-great tournament for Canada, and this only continued the trend. Tamim. 62nd Seed. 65th Place. 1. With the exception of Smokk and Riddles, this was largely a not-great tournament for Canada, and this only continued the trend. ” Equally applies here too. The former Smash 4 Top 10 player continued his run of “eh” results that followed his return to the game. Lost to Marss, unsurprisingly, and Beast, more surprisingly. Z. 55th Seed. 1. The Canadian Palutena, not the Pikachu from Nevada. Seemed to do mostly fine here. Just went out one round early as a consequence of Riddles train run through losers. (djb) MattyG. 54th Seed. 1. Chrom from New England. Had a mostly normal run until he ran into AceAttorney, the Zelda main, who sent him out a round early. Daybreak. 52nd Seed. 1. Wolf Main from Michigan. A frequent resident of this segment of the list. He actually got a win on Bankai, who ended up on in the + column. But, he went out early when he ran into TonyZTank, the Sonic main partialyl responsible for the shit show in pool C5. -4 to -2 (Weak Tournament) PG) Marss. PGRU 3. 3rd Seed. 2. Remember that time at Frostbite when he single handedly took on like half of Japan? Well, this time Japan struck back. He lost in winners to Kameme in a close set, and then fell in an equally close set against Frostbite antagonist, Tea. (lluZ) Juice. 38th Seed. 2. Got upset in winners by a player named Purity (Bayo or Palu. Sadly, the early bracket was full of upsets, so this led to an early run in with LeoN and a failure to even make top 64. Venom. 53rd Seed. 97th Place. 2. Got upset by Dazai and Mekos. Theyre both pretty well known, so no harm no foul. (SSG) LeoN. PGRU 35. 14th Seed. 3. Theres a schrodingers box quality to LeoN. He has the potential to play like a Top 15 player. But, sometimes hell just be a pretty good regional player. Beating Juice and Hazmatt but being upset by Venia and Epic Gabriel is more the latter then the former. Its frustrating because LeoN is such a treat to watch that you cant help but want him to Side B his way through bracket. (Demise) Mr. E. PGRU 38. 25th Seed. 3. Mr E shouldnt have gone absolutely MadMan during the crew battle. After beating Kameme in that, he walked into bracket and lost to the decidedly not Kameme level Juuul as well as fellow Crew Battle Peak-er Sparg0. Gotta save some of that jet fuel for bracket. (TG) Raito. PGRU 20. 12th Seed. 4. I have no idea what happened here. Raito went down way early against Raffi-X and Zomba. This isnt that bad, I think? Raffi is for sure Season 2 PR so thats respectable. Zomba is a big ‘ol question mark, but he also beat Uncivil Ninja, so hes clearly not some fluke. (OES) Rfang. 29th Seed. 4. Ive mentioned the chaos of pool C5 elsewhere, but after getting upset by a Sonic from Nebraska, Rfang had to crawl out of pools over the body of fellow Pichu. When discussing his results on Twitter, a drunk RFang told me to “Let the Reddit people know I woke up 10 min before my pool and I couldn't even up throw thunder”. The run continued on just as bad a trajectory when he was knocked out by Sharp in his first match of day 2. (Armada) Ned. 26th Seed. 4. A mix of an upset and bad luck. He lost to the Meta-Knight BONK in pools. He might have had a chance to made a strong losers run if he hadnt run into the also upset Riddles, technically seeded bellow him but an absolute killer. (Mazer) Cyro. 44nd Seed. 129th Place. 4. Would it be a results list without a SoCal name near the washout segment? He lost in pools to the DK player Cee and the MewTwo Zapharos. UtopianRay. 57th Seed. 4. Not sure what happened here. He drowned in pools to jamajaro and Diabeo. The latter of whom, at least, is a fairly well known name. (EMG) Blacktwins13. 36th Seed. 4. One of the first major upsets of the tournament. He faced the local Duck Hunt Apollo and seemed totally lost in the unique Trench-War type dynamic of the DH matchup. That bad result compounded when he ran into fellow Pichu RFang in losers for 129th. As Duck Hunt Dog might -5 or Lower (Wash Out) EU) Samsora. PGRU 4. 1st Seed. 6. He faced Tea in Winners Quarters and Maister right after in Top 8 qualifiers. Pac-Man and G&W, two famously bad matchups for Peach. MuteAce's exact killers from his Summit bracket, actually. We got to physically watch on stream as Samsora seemed to deteriorate in the face of such a seemingly hopeless situation. By the time the ordeal was over, he looked like all fight had left his body. (TSM) Tweek. PGRU 2. 2nd Seed. 8. Tweek randomly washing out early is a fairly common occurrence nowadays. Its not like MVD and Riddles arent two killers who can easily take sets from Top 10 players on the right day. But, despite this tournament being home turf, he just didnt really seem to show up much at all. Final Analysis There is a lot to like about Let's Make Big Moves. Just as a series of games of Smash Ultimate, there was a lot of really thrilling a fun content here. Any tournament so heavily dominated by Nairo is bound to make a fun watch. Oh, there was some slowness because of a lot of zoners doing well, but I found most of it pretty interesting on a tactical level. On a raw storyline level it was sometimes downright Shakespearean. Not too much to report on from a technical side. Some small complaints about delays, but nothing overwhelming. A few poor choices in terms of the slides during the dead air. But, we got enough streams and there were no horrifying delays, so not a big issue. I do wish that we'd get less over-focus on one side of bracket during Top 128. But, it wasn't like we didn't get any matches from the other side of bracket. What, this tournament is getting crucified on, and I think rightfully, is the commentary. A lot of the critiques focus on how barren it was in terms of top level casters. The Rod the Dutch/Korean team for finals had no chemistry and was so boring I switched to Coney's re-stream. Though, in truth my biggest issue with the commentary was that time Censored made an anti-semitic joke on the mic. That shit ain't professional. Next review I do will probably be for Genesis and/or EVO Japan. It comes during a rough time for work for me, so we'll see. The issue of two super majors running against each other is complex. Tell me in the comments how you want me to handle it? Should I just cover one? If so, which? Or should I take a little bit longer and do both? Past write ups: Frostbite, Ultimate Numbus, Collision, Prime Saga, Pound, Get On My Level, Momocon 2019, Smash N' Splash 5, CEO 2019, Albion 2019, Low Tier City 7, Super Smash Con 2019, Shine 2019, Glitch 7, Kongo Saga.
I left the door open. In the arms of the holy. Continuing We are mapping along, rather, I was mapping along and Leo was monitoring our various gas levels. He was still a bit skittish about being gassed in some abandoned mine; even more so after I told him to do a couple off deep-knee bends and watch his monitor. He remained ramrod straight up from that point on. Heavier gasses always collect nearer the floor. Its just that they usually become mixed with the moving surface air and dont remain pooled for overly long. Were trudging along, slip-sliding through the goo, poo, and shmoo of the mine floor. Mud, organic detritus, but oddly enough, no animals; no signs at all, not even spoor. I dont mean just the larger critters like cats and rats and elephants, but no evidence of spiders, scorpions, snakes, or unicorns. I puzzled a bit, then a thought hit. I dipped my gas monitor slowly to the floor of the mine while Leo kept a keen eye on me. “Holy shit, ” I said, “This whole mine is one, huge death gulch. Its just were too tall to tell. ” I didnt realize just how long this mines been static and atmospherically stratified. This is not supposed to be able to happen. I key the mike on our radios. “Guys, heads up. Stratified air column. Breathable air levels OK above four feet, below that SCBA must be worn. Be advised. Careful walking around. You might cause the stagnant heavier-than-air gasses to mix and waft upwards. Walk slowly and with purpose. Check your Self Rescuers. High alert status. ” A stratiform air column like this is not such an unusual situation in many mines and caves. But it is when the air column has such a strong, obvious upper airflow, and still develops such a heavily stratified vertical air column with the heavier gasses still concentrated toward the base; well, thats one for the books. After a bit of consideration over the scenario, I get back on the radio. “OK, guys, ” I say over the radio, “New plan: evacuation. Photograph everything on the way out. Lets rendezvous at the first inner drift ASAP. Mind your monitors. If you must go into any hollow or declivity, use your SCBA. Apply caution. Maximum effort. ” “Roger that, ” I received from Chuck and Al. Leo and I walked stiffly back to our pre-arranged meeting point. We all meet and were fine. All gas monitor levels are in the green. Some gas levels that should be in the serious green were just hovering in the lower green. But all within acceptable values. “Chuck, ” I say, “Youre the tallest. Spark an orange smoke-bomb and hold it high above your head. ” We had specially-designed MIL-spec luminous-smoke smoke-bombs. As I said: Back off, man. Were scientists. He did so and the orange smoke was immediately wafted into a horizontal layer that spread above our heads through the mine on the obvious airflow. “OK, as I expected. ” I said, “OK, guys, watch this. ” I spark a purple smoke-bomb and drop it into the lowest divot on the mine floor. The purple smoke mooched around near the ground. It spread laterally but didnt rise. It formed pools, impoundments, and puddles. “Stratified lower air column with a strong active upper airflow. OK, thats a new one. ” I said. We spent the rest of the day in the mine carefully documenting this weird phenomenon. If this isnt one for Science Magazine and the Weathers Prize, I dont know what is. Back at camp, after de-gearing, and checking that we hadnt brought any nasties along with us, we formulated our revenge. “This fucking mine aggravates me. We did everything by the book, yet it still threw us a curve, ” Chuck notes, peevishly. “Looks like we are going to need to re-write some geochemistry books, ” I reply. “Well, ” Al adds, “Were getting more data than any lab will know what to do with. What are we going to do about the mine, I mean besides close it? Its easy as deadly as that one where Leo knocked on that locker of old explosives. ” Leo bristles. Chuck and Al laugh. I shake my head and grab a beer. “Rock? ” Leo asks, “Youve been awfully quiet. Your thoughts on the subject? ” “Oh, hell. Theres no question about it. ” I say, “Were going to kill this fucking mine. Kill it fucking true and dead. ” Chuck, Al, and Leo look at me and say: “Now youre talkin! ” I lay out the plans for the next two days. “Its going to take some doing, but I want you guys to prepare the adit for dynamiting. Stay close to the entrance as I dont want to have to suit up to drag your hapless asses out. ” I tell them. “And the good Doctor? ” Al asks. “Oh, Im going to gin up a special little surprise for our friend, ” I say, “Ive got to map the gas concentrations in the mine from the geochemical and air data sample data we took. ” “Uh, oh. This sounds ominous, ” Chuck says. “Oh, no, no, no. Nothing like that. Just the proper amount of unstable chemicals delivered to the proper place. ” I reply, with a very evil-looking increasing Grinch-like grin. “Doctor. Youre doing that thing again. Youre scaring your colleagues. ” Al says with wide eyes. I do a quick Groucho-style eyebrow waggle, give a small wave, take my cold beer, and saunter over to the back of my truck while I open up the trailer. I start with an inventory of our remaining explosives. The guys begin work on getting the adit ready for demolition. Its taking me a bit more time than I planned, so I allow Chuck and Leo to go back into the mine and get some further airflow and gas concentration data. I work that new information into my maps. Im up all hours, posting data, verifying data, swearing at missed data points and outliers, smoking cigars, having my toddies for warmth, strength and inspiration, mapping and contouring data. The guys are just leaving me alone to my own devices. They drop by every so often with a cold beer, being inquisitive, but Im being ambiguous. “Thanks for the suds, but youre going to have to wait just a little while longer, ” I tell them, grinning evilly. Ive even gone to skipping meals, Im that focused. Finally, Im done. The mine has been mapped as to concentrations of six different gasses. Ive located the perfect spot in the mine for my little gift; the place where isocons, lines connecting equal values of concentration, of methane and oxygen intersect. Im going to let this nasty old hole in the ground help us destroy it. The mine adits been worked, charged, and primed. In fact, the demo wire leading back to the portal is grounded out against the leg of my camp chair. After dinner dishes, I call everyone over to my truck. I have an announcement to make. “OK, guys, heres the deal, ” as I whip back the sheet of tarpaulin to reveal my masterwork. There lies a six-foot-long torpedo composed of multiple layers of various explosives. It weighs about 450 or so pounds. It would weigh more, but thats the last of our explosives for the season. I have no intentions of taking any back. I hate the paperwork. We have a battery-powered wheeled A-frame we can use to drag the thing to its final resting place. The guys look. Blink. Look again, eyes wide, and just slowly say: “F…. U…C…. K…” “Yeah, ” I beam, “Shes a beaut, aint she? ” “Holy hopping fuck, Rock, ” Chuck says, “We just want to kill this mine, not vaporize it. ” “You people just dont listen. ”, I say, shaking my head. “Remember: ‘Nothing succeeds like excess. ” I profess. Leo asks me whats all in it. “Oh. A little of this, a little of that, a lot of love…” I say. “No. Really. ” Leo persists. “OK. Full disclosure, ” I begin, “From the center out: Torpex, Kinestik and HELIX binaries. Then, Tyvek and duct tape. Layer two: RDX, PETN, ANFO, Tyvek, and duct tape. Layer three: Seismogel, Tyvek and duct tape. Layer four: 40% Extra Fast Dynamite, 60% Extra Fast Dynamite, Tyvek and duct tape. Layer five: Blasting caps, Primacord, C-4, Tyvek and duct tape. All wrapped up in jolly Kevlex blasting skin. ” One of our radio-controlled detonators is the cherry on top. I smile as I sproing the little detonators antenna. “SPROING, SPROING, SPROING, ” sproinged the antenna as it waved cheerily to and fro. “Rock, ” Al says, “Thats…ah, I dont know. Thats just overkill personified. I fucking love it. ” “Gentlemen, heres the deal., ” I say, “Miners left their mark. Taggers leave their mark. Id appreciate it if you all would sign this little creation as our proper and fitting final testimonial to our desert adventures. ” “Doctor, ” they all say, “Wed be honored. ” We manhandle the thing down out of my truck. We assemble the electric woky that well use to sling the thing into the mine, in just such a precise position, tomorrow after morning chow. The days shot, and its dinner time. Leo attempts again but redeems himself with grilled bratwurst and fresh-made sourdough buns, corn on the cob, sauerkraut, boiled buttered baby potatoes, and banana, chocolate, and marshmallow dessert burritos. After clean up, we sit around and reflect. We also have a couple of tots. And a few toddies. With a couple of shots. We add to that a few beers. And the better part of a bottle of my best Polish vodka. I have to admit, that after those last two days of mapping and fabrication, Im a bit on the snoozy side. I say good night to my colleagues and sleep the sleep of the just, dreaming my dreamy little demolition dreams. The next morning, after a quick breakfast of sausage, egg, and cheese hash brown pies and coffee, I wander over to my truck to inspect, for one final time, our last creation together. Its not there. “The fuck? ” I say, “I could have sworn I left it here last night…” I hear Chuck, Al, and Leo calling me back over to camp central. I wander over and there it is, by creation, nestled all snug and secure in its travel cradle. But its not the same as I left it last night. Somethings changed… My guys, my stalwart colleagues, used all our remaining spray paint and committed an act of art on the goofy thing. Leo may have had a sheltered life, but he sure knows how to paint. The thing is aglow with transparent taupe, sky-blue pink, hot beige, electric mauve, neon periwinkle, fluorescent peach, and shocking lavender. Chuck and Al were obviously responsible for all the geo-graffiti on the device. “Reunite Gondwanaland! ” “Protest dinoflagellates! Signed. he Mesozoic society against perverted practices. ” “All my faults are normal! ” “Geologists know how to make the bedrock! ” “Lets get dates and funky. Well all be (Mg, Fe ²⁺)₂(Mg, Fe ²⁺)₅Si₈O₂₂(OH)₂” And other similar sad stabs at geological humor. Plus there were three bold signatures, with room for one more. I was moved. It was a really nice touch by my students, nay, my colleagues. “Guys, ” I say, “that is a violent work of art. ” “Not until its signed by its author, ” Al says and hands me a Sharpie. With a flourish, I sign the device: “Dr. Rocknocker. From the best field team in the history of detonic chemistry and geology. [date] Nevada, USA. ” Leo looks over and says, “Well, Doctor. We ready to go now? ” “Yeah, ” I reply, briefly wiping my eyes as a quick dust storm must have blown through, “I do believe it is time. ” We suit up in our mine access gear, leaving back fully 75% of the usual kit, just taking our gas monitors, SCBA gear, and Self Rescuers. Were going to need all hands on deck to wheel this thing up to the mine. “Doc, ” Al suggests, “How about this? Ill get the Land Cruiser, and back it down here. We hook up the A-frame to the trailer hitch, leave the frame in neutral and Ill drag it up to the adit. ” “Damn good thinking, ” I reply. “Make it so, gentlemen. Ill meet you up there. ” Al does so and just to impress me, backs the damn thing all the way up the access trail right to the mines adit. He later tells me he likes to fish, has a boat, and spends a lot of his summers backing a boat trailer up and down a lake access ramp. We unhook the A-frame and engage the electric motor. Luckily, my selected spot is in the middle of the main tunnel, down about 350 meters. Al says hell park the truck, well deliver the device, and can all ride back to camp in the Land Cruiser. 45 minutes later, were bouncing down the access road with the empty A-frame trailer in tow. We were done and dusted in less than an hour. I figured this would take us at least half a day. I explain that I want the adit blown first, to seal off the mine one way or the other. Then well wait an hour or so, and then initiate the device. I want it all nice and quiet in the mine when I pop this party favor. The guys go through the safety dance, and when I say “HIT IT! ” the mine adit explodes inward and downward. Theres a huge blow of dust as the debris settles. This mine is permanently closed for business. Now, I want to drive the last nail in its metaphorical coffin. But first, I want to savor the moment. I pop a bottle of not-too-terribly-expensive Dom champagne Ive had hidden all this time. Its been shaken, rattled, rolled, frozen, thawed, warmed, and finally iced for just such an occasion. It should still be OK. I think. I tell Leo to break out the Solo Cozy cups as its time for the Tamandar to toast. Were standing around my worktable, flanked by plastic tumblers of posh, sort of expensive French champagne. It tasted of furniture polish. I thought it went off but then remembered, the pricier the fizzwater, the funkier the taste. There are the obligatory toasts to Alfred Nobel, E. I. du Pont de Nemours, Ascanio Sobrero (the father of nitroglycerine) and Kievan Rus' the forefather of vodka. We salute each other in turn and slurp down this awfully pricey and awful giggle water. Leo goes to the back of my truck, gets a bottle of vodka, some ice, a lime, and a can of bitter lemon. He grabs my glass, tosses out the contents, and creates for me my signature cocktail. “Now, things are right in the universe. ” He says. The remainder of my crew follows suit for themselves. Once all that is sorted, I pull the radio detonator out of my vest pocket. I gently set it on the table. Were all in the cardinal positions, one per side. “Mr. Albert. If you would. Please press the first button. ” I say. He does, and the unit powers up. “Beep. ” “Mr. Charles. Please engage the second. ” He does, and after a bit of blinking, its solid yellow. We have a radio connection. Leonard. Please press the third button. ” He does. The device vibrates, buzzes, lights flicker, stock prices fluctuate, winds shift, tides change, and suddenly, all remaining system lights are bright green. That leaves the final flip-top button. I flick open the cover. “Gentlemen, ” I say, “I cant thank you enough for all your hard work this field season. Weve been through a lot together. Weve re-written old texts and will be writing some new ones. Seldom before have I had the privilege of working with such capable and affable scientists of your caliber. As this is the final shot of our field season, Id be obliged if you gave me a literal hand. ” I place my palm above the button. Leo puts his hand atop mine. Then Al does the same, with Chuck bringing up the last. “Rock. Ah, Doctor Rocknocker. Wed be grateful if you gave the word. ” They say in unison. “Gentlemen, the word is given:…3…2…1… HIT IT! ” We as one, mashed the big, shiny red button. The throbbing desert above the mine cracked along a series of deep fault lines. A huge and hitherto undetected underground reservoir of gaseous methane gas lying far below the deepest mine drift detonated with the fury of a newborn volcano. This was followed seconds later by the eruption of millions of tons of boiling carbon dioxide and oxygen combustion-reaction products. These blew hundreds of feet into the air, lifting a huge piece of the roof of the mine in an explosion that echoed to the far side of the state and back again. This piece of desert real estate rose like a giant geological pancake, artfully flipped over, hung ever so briefly in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't, then flopped back down in the very same place from where it originated. Well, that mine is well and truly dead. We all agreed it was "a good gig. So that was the last shot that ended our field season. At camp we didnt have a final field blowout, there was no need. It would be overegging the pudding at this point. We did however run through a case of cold beer, a whole box of my best cigars, and the remainder of my stock of bourbon and vodka. “Well, Rock, ” Chuck says, “Its official. We have to go back to town. Were out of cigars. Cant run a camp without cigars now, can we? ” “That's the conditions that prevail, ” I reply, smiling at the ancient reference. Besides, they didnt know I always have a spare box hidden in my truck. So we retired for the night and everyone awoke to our last field breakfast on the campfire. I decided to use all our last provisions for a glorious final field feed. Besides the orange and cinnamon rum-ice glazed cinnamon rolls already baking in the fire, I was making eggs to order, cheesy hash browns, twice-fried French toast, elk sausage, ‘collision mats as Al dubbed my light and airy pancakes, back bacon, baked beans, fried green tomatoes, wild mushrooms, and homemade sourdough split-rolls with Nevada ‘Desert Delight candied honey. And camp coffee, of course. With just a touch of Napoleon brandy, to put a fire in the belly. Just a light morning field repast. After breakfast dishes, we all pitched in packing. That took all of an hour. We had plenty of time, so I worked on my usual after breakfast cigar. Al continued to try and teach Leo how to play cribbage. Chuck futzed around with the truck, shoveling out the accumulation of desert in the trucks footwells. “Well. Cant put it off any longer, ” I mused. “Gents. Its been an honor. Mount up! Remember: keep the shiny side up and the greasy side down. See you in the Bureaus backlot in Reno. ” I say by way of final motivation. We got in our vehicles, fired them up, and headed down the dusty trail for the last time this season. I was in for a bit of a shock as I was passed by the guys a short time down the path. Leo was actually driving. Off-road. And actually not doing too bad. But Al was riding shotgun white-knuckling it. He was having none of this as I could hear him screaming instructions at Leo. Chuck was snoring in the back seat. It was a pleasant drive back to Reno. The truck and trailer were virtually empty compared to our inbound journey. Sure, the trailer bounced around a bit more, but since it was empty, who cares? Little traffic, the sky as clear as a fake confession, I actually had squirreled away a few cigars in my field vest and I was puffing contentedly away as I motored down the highway. An hour or so later, I realized I needed fuel. I saw I was only about 60 miles from the town of Shitewater, Nevada. They actually had a gas station. And an air hose. How 20th century. I wheel in and am greeted by an attendant. “Gas, mister? ” “Yeah, filler up. Here are the keys, she has three tanks. Two saddle and one rear. ” “OK. No problem. Regular or high test? ” “She deserves the best ya got. Oh, and check the oil and blinker light fluid. Ive been bush for the last month. ” “Can do! ” he says and begins his tasks. I see they have a little general store with their gas station. I wander over to see what they have that I didnt know I couldnt live without. “Ding, ding, ” dinged the door dinger. An older silver-haired woman behind the counter greets me. I do so in return. “Help you, son? ” she asks. “Thanks. Just lookin while getting gas., ” I reply. ” “Jesus, ” she exclaims, “Thats some hogleg you got there. ” I sort of forgot I was still wearing my sidearm. “I apologize, maam. I am licensed. ” I explain, “I can go lock it in my truck…” “No need, sonny, ” she says, “Everyone out here is carrying. Thanks. ‘Sides, Im just window shopping, ” I say. I look around and decide on a couple of pounds of their homemade ‘desert jerky. The free samples taste uber good and so it falls into that ‘dont ask, they wont tell you of what its made. I bought the kids some cactus candy. Theyll get a kick out of that. Theres this really nice custom made Bowie knife with a sheath that catches my eye. The matron explains that her husband makes them now since hes retired. “Yeah, ” she says, “He used to be a miner. 40 years diggin out gold, silver, nickel, vanadium …” “Vanadium? ” I ask. “Yep. From the Pandoras Box mine. Its not that far from here. ” She says. “Now theres a coincidence, ” I say, “Im a geologist. I just am right now returning from that mine. Or, at least, where that mine used to be. ” “What do you mean? ” she asks. I tell her that Im with the Bureau, and what my team and I have been up to for the last couple of months. “Wait here, ” she asks, “ELMER! ” she yells, “Come here, you got to meet this guy. ” Her husband Elmer walks out and greets me. “Go on, son, ” she asks, “Tell Elmer what you just told me. ” “Well, sir, ” I said, “As I was telling your wife, my team and I are just returning from what used to be the Pandoras Box mine. We blasted that mine good and shut. It was abandoned, worked out, and was a potential death trap. We closed it down good and proper. ” Elmer looks crossly at me. I wonder, did I say something wrong? He grabs my hand and shakes it heartily. “God damn, son. Its about time! ” he exclaims, “About time someone killed that worthless pit. ” I just stood there, looking puzzled. “Oh, she paid good when she paid, “he continued, “But she demanded blood sacrifice. I had many friends crippled by that mine. Then there was the gas. Fires, explosions, burnouts. Didnt never kill no one, but sure scarred some for life. Then the pay run out. Then local kids used it as a hangout. Bad idea. But you cant tell them that. I always said if they dont close that hole, its gonna take some life. ” “Sir, ” I say, “I can report to you, without fear of contradiction, that the Pandoras Box mine will never harm another living being. My team and I saw to that. ” “Damn fine, son, ” he says, “Who are you, if I may ask? ” “Im Dr. Rocknocker, late of Houston, Albuquerque, and Reno. All my friends call me ‘Rock, ” I tell him. “Well, Rock, ” Elmer says, shaking my hand again, “Im Elmer and this is my wife, Esme. Damn nice to meet you. ” “Im sorry, ” I ask, directing to the matron, “Your name again? ” “Oh. Its Esme. Short for Esmeralda., ” she smiles, “My parents were very German. ” I just stood there with this very odd smile on my face. “Hows this for a coincidence? ” I say, “Esme is my wifes name, short for Esmeralda. Her parents are very German as well. ” She lights up, laughs, and pats me on the shoulder. “Funny old thing, life, ” Elmer notes. Elmer shows me the Bowie knife I had my eye on. Its a truly nice expression of the craft of knife making. Although, the asking price was a bit steep. So, Elmer showed me the ‘private stock he and Esme made. Elmer specialized in knives and Esme specialized in native jewelry. I spent far too much, but it was from Es to Es. They gave me a dandy discount. I also ended up with a Bowie knife, at a 40% discount. I also got Elmers address and contact info. He said it would be fine if I wanted to interview him about the history of mining in this part of Nevada from a “grunts-eye view”. After settling up with the gas jockey, plus an extra tenner for him as he scraped the bug juice and desert shmoo off my windshield, Im back on the road, headed to Reno. Four and a half hours later, Im in Dr. Sam Muleshoes Reno Bureau office. Im sipping his expensive hooch and hes smoking one of my cigars. The guys havent arrived yet. I figured its because they have three bladders to keep drained and I have only one. They found the safety blitz behind my seat before we hit the highway. Its going to take me at least two-three days to finalize everything here before I leave. Explosives manifests, and that annoying associated paperwork. Initial field reports. Expense accounts had to be padded. Letters of recommendation for my guys. Reports to their schools about their ‘grades and award of field credits. This is going to take some time. Sam tells me that the hotel we stayed in still has plenty of room. The Bureau would foot the bill for another few days if thats what it took. Just then, Al, Chuck, and Leo stroll into Sams office. “Well, ” I say, “Looks like I fulfilled my contract. Even after all I did, you guys went ahead and lived. ” “Just made it back, ” Al replies, “The trucks back in the hands of the bureau and now were here. ” “Yes, you are, ” I note, “All set to get back to the world? ” Three heads, in unison, shake no. “Sam, ” I ask, “Can the Bureau reserve four rooms for a couple of days? My guys need to decompress some before returning back to the daily grind. ” I slide a couple of cigars his way. “I see no problem with that, ” he replies, smiling. “Besides from the looks of all you, itll take you that long to scrape the Nevada desert off your epidermis. ” “OK, guys, ” I say, “See you later. Make it tomorrow, at the hotel. Exit interviews. Al, Chuck, please clean and bring my Glocks. Now, the lot of you, shoo. ” Sam and I go over particulars for the rest of the day, at least until his private stock runs out. “Lets pick this up in a while, ” Sam says, “Day after tomorrow. Leave me your keys, Ill get the Bureau guys to give your truck the once over. Oh, if you want, you can leave the trailer here. Talked with Harry. No need for you to make a side trip to Albuquerque after all you guys have done. Its Bureau property, after all. Let us worry about it. ” “I have…no objections, ” I say, stone-faced. Sam laughs. “Go get the shit you need for now out of your truck and well drag you over to the hotel, ” Sam says. And true to his word, a Bureau employee drops me at the hotel. Up to my room, after I see the guys signatures in the hotel register, I drop all my gear, pick up the phone and make a quick call. “Hi, hon. Were done, ” I say, “In the hotel in Reno. A couple of days to finish up paperwork and Ill be on the way home. Love to you and the girls. ” I hate talking to answering machines, but Es was out with the kids evidently. Drawing the shades after remembering Myanmar, I lock the door, I peel and traipse to the bathtub. “Calgon, take me away…” bubble, bubble. Its been a long couple of months. Later, I work on the mountain of paperwork and finalize all the exit interviews. Chuck, Al, and Leo will be leaving tomorrow. They want to take me to dinner tonight at some local hotspot before they depart. “Thanks, guys. Well see, ” I say, “Ive got to work through this bookkeeping. Call me around 1900, I should know by then. ” “Rock, ” Leo says, forcefully, “No fucking way. Were taking you to dinner and youre damn well gonna be there. Got that, mister? ” I poof an exclamation. “Message received, I laugh. See you in the lobby at 1900 hours. ” “Sir! ” I add. “Now scat. ” “Yeah, hell do fine. ” I smile, returning to my paperwork. I work through the landslide of form-filling and filing. I talk with Es and she was out at the park, feeding the ducks with the kids. I realize thats gonna cost me. Everything else is going along well at home. Theyre all eagerly awaiting my return. Back to my pencil-pushing. Letters finished. Interviews annotated. Manifests finally finished. I take a break, pour myself a cocktail, fire up a smoke, and look at the clock. “What the fuck, over? ” I wonder, “Two hours ago it was 1300 hours. Now its 1830. Damn. ” Paperwork-induced time-warp. I meet the guys in the lobby. Leo has laid on cabs for us. Hes taking us all to the Eldorado Resorts Roxy Bistro and Restaurant. Or, as Leo puts it, “His father is…”. We have no protestations. We arrive at the resort and its packed. No visible empty tables. And they dont take reservations. Leo saunters up, elbows us aside and says: “Gentlemen, this is my turf. Watch and learn. ” Ten minutes later, were seated at one of the nicer tables in the restaurant. We already have a round of Rocknocker cocktails before us. “I bribed the bartender, ” Leo smiles and tips his glass in the time-honored Midwestern tradition. We salute his ingenuity. Amuse-bouche arrives as do the menus. Tiny cognac-boiled quail eggs on a bed of puréed mushrooms. The pre-appetizers are tiny, delicate, and very, very rich. The menus are varied, but beef heavy. I could go for a nice steak, but for some odd reason, there are no prices listed on the menus. Leo pipes up, “Gents, by your discretion. Im buying. Have what you want, stuff the price. Its the very least I could do. ” “Well, then, ” I say, “Lets see if they have something off the menu. ” Leo asks what Im up to. “Well, ” I say, “They have ribeye, New York strip, and T-bone. They must have a porterhouse or two hanging around back there. ” Chuck, Leo, and Al look at me, nod, smile, and fold their menus. “Porterhouse sounds good. ” They all concur. “Brilliant, Herr Doctor. ” Leo gives the garçon the high sign. He hurries over. He and Leo converse for a few seconds and the garçon scurries off. “Hes checking, ” Leo reports. The garçon returns and says that, yes, they do have dry-aged and hung porterhouse steak available. But, it will have to be cut to order, and thats going to be expensive, he warns. Leo dismisses that thought with a backward wave of his hand. “Id like one, 20 ounces, done medium. Mushrooms, corn, and a baked potato. ” Leo orders. The garçon is scribbling like mad on his order pad. Al orders the same, though medium-rare. Chuck ups the ante to a 24-ounce steak, medium-rare as well. They all sit and stare at me, knowing that a circus is about to erupt. “Hmm…no grilled bierkaese sandwiches? Pity. OK, guess Ill not break a new tradition. Id like a porterhouse, 40 ounces, done blue. Grilled mushrooms and onions, corn, no potato, please. ” I request. The garçon writes down the order, declares “Very good, sir, ” and scurries off. Leo, Al, and Chuck look disappointed. “Well, hell. That wasnt any fun at all, ” Leo groans. The dinner came with house-made rolls, soup, and salad course. Oh, yes; very nice. Our steaks begin to arrive. They look and smell bloody wonderful. After this, the sommelier arrives and places two free-standing ice buckets on opposite sides of the table. He brings a large bottle up to Leo. He inspects it and evidently it passed muster. Both ice buckets receive one of their own. The sommelier stands at rapt attention. Leo continues, “Rock, remember that Dom you had for us out in the field”? Chuck snickers, “How can we forget? ” Leo continues, “Its not that it was bad, or bounced around the back of your truck for a month or two in the desert heat. It was a 1991. Terrible year” he shudders. “If you say so, ” I reply. The sommelier is shaking his head in fervent agreement. “Now this is the real McCoy, ” Leo asserts, “Dom Perignon, 1963. Its the best. ” Leo gives the sommelier the high sign. He goes through the oenophiles safety dance, Leo sips a soupçon and pronounces it fit. We are all poured a glass. In a real champagne glass, not a Solo cup to be seen. Leo proposes a toast to us all and our futures. CLINK! I dont care what anyone says, it still reminds me of bubbly furniture polish. We finish dinner, which was spectacular. They are actually one of the few who knew how to do blue. A person pushing a cart appears. “Oh, I cant, ” I say, “The pot is full. ” Leo is aghast. “ Doctor Rocknocker! Turning down a cigar? ” “Oh, my apologies. Thought that was the dessert cart. The cheapest cigar on the cart was 45. I joked that Id take a box. I instead chose one that was 65. It was exquisite. I asked for the cigars pedigree. Id quite like to look them up and see if theyre available in Houston. For only very special occasions. Leo arranged for me to receive the information. The check arrives after our second round of after-dinner brandies. Leo grabs it, signs it, and returns it to the garcon. “Dont worry, guys. This ones on me. Dad actually. Whatever. ” Leo smiles. We stand up, walk out, and into the resorts lobby. “Well, Im off gambling. Anyone want to accompany me? ” Leo asks. “Leo, ” I remind him, “Lets not backslide. ” “But Im just trying to be…, ” he replies, “Oh. Yeah. Gotcha. ” Leo decides he wants to try his luck at craps. I could never figure that game out as I choose to cab it back to the hotel. Al and Chuck are going to hang around, just for shits and giggles. I bid them goodnight and head back to my room. The next day, its early and everyones up, packing their cars. I understand why Leo didnt want to take his new Cayenne into the field. Sheesh. A Porsche SUV. Im hanging around one extra day, so Im seeing everyone off. Al, Chuck, and I all shake hands. Theres the obligatory small talk and promises to stay in touch. We all know these white lies. Well try, but life is never a guarantee. “Drive safe, guys, ” I say, “Its been a privilege. ” With that, Chuck and Al wheel out of the Bureaus back lot, and down the road in opposite directions. Leo is taking a bit longer, with his all leather six-piece matched luggage set. Well, Leonard, ” I say, “I guess this is it. It was a bit shaky at first, but Im pleased to tell you, youve really made some huge strides this last month. ” “Yeah, no shit., ” Leo smiles, “I suppose my Dads going to be in for a bit of a shock. But, thats on him. Fuck ‘em if they cant take a joke, right? ” “Leo, ” I say, “Remember when we first met and you told me how your Dad worked to get you here? ” “Yeah? So? ” he asks. “I recall you said he ‘ran to your major professor after he found out I was running the show, ” I noted. “Yeah? ” Leo was sore perplexed. “You also said this all occurred after your father did some research on me, ” I added. “Yes…? ” Leo said. “Well, maybe, ” I said, “Just maybe, your father had an ulterior motive…? ” Leo stopped, looked at me, and just pondered. “Maybe…, ” I said, “He was intent on my tutelage for you for some reasons beyond the scientific…? ” Leos eyes went wide. “Fuckbuckets. I never thought of that. ” He said. “OK, ” I replied, “Now you have something to keep you occupied on your way home. Drive safe, Leo. Keep in touch. Stay lucky. ” We shake hands, Leo gets into his ridiculous contraption and eases out of the lot and down the road. “I hate long goodbyes, ” I muse. Back in Sams office, I deposit the pile of paperwork I had completed for this project. There will be more reports later, but my expense accounts been vetted, and Sam hands me a nice check, which includes a healthy bonus. “We can cash that here for you before you go if you want, ” Sam notes. Im good, ” I say, “Im leaving the trailer, as expected. Im hot-footing it back to Houston, so thats 32 plus hours driving. Definitely have to take a nights snooze somewhere along the line. Besides that, if my trucks ready, I am as well. I appreciate everything, Sam. Well be in touch. ” “We will, ” Sam replies, “Stay safe, you old pyro and other kinds of maniac. Your trucks in back, ready to roll. See you on the flip side. ” We shake hands, I get to my truck and saddle up. After a very quick stop at the hotel to retrieve my leftover gear, I toss it in the back of my truck and prepare to hit the road. Im just about to hit it when a courier runs into the hotel. Im futzing around, getting everything in road-trip order. A second or two later, I hear a knock on the window of my truck. “You ‘Dr. Rocknocker? ” he asks. “Yep, ” I reply. “Please sign here. ” As he hands me a clipboard. I scribble my unintelligible signature. He hands me a package. Its a box of cigars from last night. Leo bought them from the restaurant and sent them here before he left. “Thats going to make the drive that much more interesting. ” I think. Reno to Vegas. Vegas to Phoenix. Overnight in Tucson. On to El Paso, hard south at Ozona. Follow I-10 through San Antonio. Schuss through San Antone, next stop, Houston. Made it intact. Damn, its good to be back home again. After greetings and customary present disbursement, Esme leads me to my office. There are piles of mail. There are three that are marked important. We have a contractor in New Mexico. We can begin our dream house. A road on our New Mexico property has been dozed. Heres the bill. I fish the Bureau check out of my wallet. Oh, well. Easy come, easy go. Its a telegram from the Middle East. Theyve accepted my revised offer. They want me there in three months. Well, as I say, its nut cuttin time. “Es, can you and the kids be ready to move in three months? ” “We can, Rock, ” she affirms, “Is that the letter from the Middle East? “Yeah, ” I say. “And…” she prompts. “Theyve made us an offer we cant refuse. Especially with the new house being started. ” “Well, ” Es smiles, “Guess I need to call Sally, my realtor friend. Looks like we have a house to sell. ”.
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Im pretty sure the lady felt like she wouldve been punched in the face at any second because without collecting her food, she took her two kids and ran out of the store. Carlos and I looked at each other and started dying of laughter and a few other people did as well. We apologized to the manager and everyone else for the inconvenience and left the store. We havent stopped laughing about it since then.
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Yankees Curtis Granderson - In his four seasons as a Yankee, Granderson had a very respectable time, appearing in two all star games and putting up 15 WAR despite only playing in 61 games during the 2013 season. 2011 is of particular note as he hit for 142 OPS+ along with 41 home runs and a league leading 119 RBI, sending him up to 4th in the AL MVP race, by far his highest placing of his career. Ironically, he was defeated by his former Tiger teammate Justin Verlander that year in both the MVP race and the ALDS. The Tigers also knocked his Yankees out of the ALCS in 2012, Granderson's last playoff appearance with the Yankees. Overall, despite the lack of World Series appearances in his years with the Yankees, the Granderson trade was still a short term benefit to the Yankees as he was an all-star caliber center fielder for them during his three healthy seasons. Tigers Austin Jackson - Yankees prospect Austin Jackson immediately became the starting center fielder for Detroit following the trade, finishing second in AL rookie of the year voting. While certainly not as good as Granderson in the 2010-2013 timeframe, he was a lot cheaper, being paid 500k or less for his first 3 seasons compared to Granderson's 20M+ contract. He still managed to be a productive center fielder, averaging. 278 over the course of his four full seasons with the Tigers and leading the league in triples twice. While his numbers weren't as flashy as Granderson, his defense was a caliber above, helping to push his WAR numbers to 18. 8 over the four year period. Midway through his fifth year, he was traded in a different 3-team multi-player trade that netted the Tigers David Price, ending his Tiger career by helping out the team one more time. While not as famed as Granderson, he ended up being a very valuable player to the team and important piece of their playoff runs. Phil Coke: The reliever turned starter turned reliever had briefly played for the Yankees in 2008 before playing as a full time reliever in 2009. While an overall mediocre reliever, posting an average ERA+ of 97 over the years 2010-2014 with the Tigers, his most notable accomplishment as a Tiger was actually helping to beat the Yankees in the 2012 ALCS. In his four appearances in the series, Coke allowed just 3 hits and no walks or runs in 5. 2 innings of relief, including 2 saves. Coke eventually left in free agency, but as a part of the notoriously bad bullpens of the 2010s Tigers, his presence was one of the less terrifying ones. Daniel Schlereth: The least notable player in the entire trade, he was a young reliever who managed to pitch a sub 3. 5 ERA in each of his first two seasons with the Tigers before a shoulder injury ended his major league career in 2012. Now he is best known for being the son of NFL guard and analyst Mark Schlereth. 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Jackson was unremarkable for Arizona in his half season (EDIT: besides his 8 walk, 149 pitch no-hitter) and Holmberg never put it together in the majors, but Hudson proved to be a solid piece for the Diamondbacks in 2010 and 2011, helping to clinch a playoff spot in the great 2011 season of Ian Kennedy. Injuries bogged down the next few years for him, and he would not pitch a positive WAR season for Arizona for the rest of his time with the team. His 7-1 half season with the team in 2010 with a 251 ERA+ is still incredibly impressive though. I find this trade so fascinating because in the immediate aftermath, it appeared that all three teams benefited in some way from the deal. In 2010 and 2011, Arizona has hot young pitching, the Yankees had their veteran slugger, and the Tigers had a new cheap center fielder and starter who could help them in their playoff runs. 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Trophies and their Challenges The finished Trophy Case, as they're covered in the guide 1) Master trophy - Collect all other trophies 2) Pink Plushie Trophy/ Claw Machine - Collect all 9 claw machine prize variants 3) Gold Banana/ Space Monkeys 3 - Beat any level without taking damage - Score over 3, 000, 000 in a single playthrough - Complete without collecting any power ups 4) Oil Barrels/ Invade and Persuade II - Score over 2, 000, 000 in a single playthrough - Collect 88 barrels in a single playthrough - Kill 100 animals in a single playthrough - Travel 3, 474, 000km on the moon - Finish any level of Invade and persuade with over 7 lives 5) Gold Revolver/ Badlands Revenge II - Kill 40 flying animals - Finish the game with only the pistol - Finish the game with over 90% average accuracy 6) Madam Nazar - Get a specific fortune told by Madam Nazar 7) Spray Paint/ Street Crimes: Gang Wars Edition - Win a game without taking any damage - Win 20 games with each character 8) Golden Arcade Machine - Buy every arcade machine 9) Platinum Sword/ Wizards Ruin - Finish the game in Grog mode - Earn over 1, 000, 000 in a single playthrough - Collect over 950, 000 treasure in a single playthrough 10) Gold Wheel/ Race and Chase - Win 40 times against other players - Finish Race and Chase with each vehicle type - Finish Race and Chase without crashing 11) Gold Degenatron Console - At the time of writing, this one seems bugged. 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No, your game isn't broken, no your not doing it wrong, just keep trying. Took me more time to get her than all others combined. Good Luck. 3) Gold Banana/ Space Monkeys 3 At the time of writing this, there's possibly an exploit for this game, which makes all 3 challenges a lot easier. I say possibly, as Rockstar have previously added deliberate cheat codes for some of the arcade games, and this has made it past several exploit fixes already. In case it is an exploit that gets patched, I'll include tips for doing without. The exploit is; On level 2, you need to game over while the "Slow Time" power up is active. So collect the power up, die until you have 1 life remaining, use the power up, then die again as quickly as possible while the power up is active. After the game over screen, and without backing off the machine, start a new game. You should now have the "Slow Time" power up constantly for every level, while also being able to use other power ups. 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This is a tough challenge without the exploit, and will take plenty of practice to get through. 4) Oil Barrels/ Invade and Persuade II Unlike Space Monkeys 3, Invade and Persuade II has a cheat code which was definitely added intentionally as an Easter Egg, and should be taken advantage of. Entering this cheat code on the machine, before hitting "Start Game" will grant you 99 lives at the start of each level. You can earn 4 of the 5 awards needed with this code active. You should here a tank shoot as a confirmation sound. The code is; PS4 - UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, O, X XBOX - UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, B, A PC - UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, Right Mouse, Left Mouse Travel 3, 474, 000km on the moon. After entering the konami code, you will be able to earn 4 of the 5 awards in a single playthrough; Score over 2, 000, 000 in a single playthrough Collect 88 barrels in a single playthrough Kill 100 animals in a single playthrough Travel 3, 474, 000km on the moon Travelling the required distance on the moon will earn you over 2, 000, 000 points, collect you 88 barrels, and require you to kill over 100 animals. For aerial enemies, staying near the back of the screen and adjusting your cannon 2 clicks upwards will hit the enemies as soon as they hit the screen, which will help keep the number on screen under control. Where to position the Tank and aim, to hit incoming aerial enemies - Once you get the "laser" weapon, try hold onto it for as long as possible. It has the best damage, and chains to other enemies, but without good luck in the question mark boxes, you'll see less than 5 in the whole run. Make them count. This worst part of this run is the time, it will take roughly 35 minutes depending on how many times you die, but 99 lives is more than enough to get this done. Finish any level of Invade and Persuade II with over 7 lives. This depends a good bit on luck unfortunately. It's not possible on every level, only 2, 3, and 4. I will recommend you attempt on level 2. You will start every level with 3 lives, regardless of how many lives you had finishing the last level, so your score on level 1 is irrelevant. This means you need to earn 4 lives in level 2, and not lose any. There are only 3 ways to earn lives in the game; Collect a "1 UP" Crate Collect an "Armor" crate when you already have full Armor Collect a. box, that either contains a "1 UP" or an "Armor" power up when you have full armor The 3 crates that can give you an extra life - Level 2 contains 2x "Armor" crates, 1x. crate, and 1x "1 UP" crate, in that order. For this run to be successful you need to take no damage at least until after you collect both "Armor" crates. This will take you to 5 lives. Next part is luck unfortunately, as you need the right power up to drop from the. crate. If you can continue to take no damage until the. mark crate, you double your chances of earning a life from the box, as "Armor" as well as "1 UP" is now useful. It can take numerous tries to get the correct drop from this box, so I highly recommend practicing a no damage run until the. crate. Once you earn your 6th life from the. crate, it's a simple case of finishing the level without dying, while collecting the "1 UP" crate along the way to earn your 7th and final life. When the level's finished and your score tallied, you can leave the game once the 3rd level starts, and earn the Platinum Award. 5) Gold Revolver/ Badlands Revenge II I've listed these challenges in the order I think you should attempt them, as each requires a higher level of skill than the last. I recommend avoiding all weapons other than the pistol, as its necessary for 2/3 challenges, so the more practice you get with it the better. Kill 40 flying animals. This one is pretty simple, as it doesn't have to be done in 1 playthrough, just accumulate 40 flying animal kills over all. These animals include; Eagles Vultures Bats Finish the game using only a Pistol. This has to be done without dying. If you die you have to back off the machine and start again on level 1. Loot" boxes loop through the level. I recommend shooting a box twice when you first see it to weaken it, but leave it until later when you need it more, and it will be faster to break from your previous damage. Explosions are allowed. Shooting dynamite or TNT crates with a pistol won't negatively affect your result. Accuracy is important, too many missed shots and you'll run out of ammo. Try to aim slightly to the left of enemies, so that they're scrolling into your crosshairs, as opposed to out of them. Try to hit headshots as much as possible, as this will halve the amount of bullets you need. Be efficient with your ammo drops. Try to kill as many enemies as possible before collecting an ammo drop, as it always fills your ammo completely. The only animal you should kill is the bears on level 3, as they will cause you damage. Avoid shooting all other animals as it's a waste of ammo. Finish the game with over 90% accuracy. This also has to be done with no deaths. Your accuracy rating for each level will be displayed at the end of that level, and at the end of the final level, you will be shown your average for the whole game. It's this average you must get to over 90. While not necessary, I highly recommend the pistol for this challenge. It does enough damage, is easy to control, and over all the best choice for this challenge I think. Shooting Health bottles, Stars, Explosives and Wagons are all permitted, however shooting doors is not. This means on level 5 you need to avoid shooting as many doors as possible, not gamble on a power up behind them. Avoid headshots, and go for body or leg shots. This will double the amount of bullets you're hitting, giving you more leniency for the occasional missed shot. For example, if you hit 17 headshot kills, and miss 3 shots, you're accuracy is 85. However, if you hit 34 bodyshots, and miss 3 shots, your accuracy rating is 92. There is enough pistol ammo in every level for this strategy. 6) Madam Nazar - There's not much to this challenge. All you have to do is keep interacting with Madam Nazar, until she tells you a specific fortune. The fortune you are looking for is; Madam Nazar has a beautiful collection. And she is generous. Go, see what trophy she gives you" Once she tells you this fortune you will unlock the trophy. It is random, so will take several attempts. 7) Street Crimes: Gang Wars Edition This game requires 2 players, so you will need to find a partner to help you with these challenges. Someone who also wants to do the challenges is good, but you will end up having to play twice as many games. If you can find a friend willing to help you out without a gain for themselves it will be a lot faster. Win a game without taking any damage. This can be done in less than 60 seconds. Get your opponent to stand still once the 1st round starts. Head immediately towards a weapon in the centre, then head to your opponent. Colour 1/8th of their only block, which drops their score AND lives to 0. Then shoot them til they die, and you will win the round. Repeat for the 2nd round, and the challenge is complete. Win 20 games with each character. Now for the grind. Essentially, repeat the process described for the previous step, 20 times on each machine. Keep track of your progress on each machine, and change machine after 20 games. You should unlock a new t-shirt for each character you get 20 wins with them, which helps you keep track of your progress. 8) Golden Arcade Machine - Again, this one is quite simple to explain, but unlike others it is going to get expensive. For this Trophy you need to buy every possible Arcade machine, and display at least 1 of each variant in your Arcade. The machines required, and their associated costs are; Street Crimes: Gang Wars Edition - Free Invade and Persuade II - 245, 000 Defender of the Faith - 152, 500 Penetrator - 101, 500 Monkey Paradise - 90, 000 Space Monkeys 3 - 360, 000 The Wizards Ruin - 420, 000 Badlands Revenge II - 362, 500 The Love Professor - 261, 000 Madam Nazar - 315, 000 Shiny Wasabi Kitty Claw Machine - 295, 000 Race and Chase: Get Truckin. 369, 500 Race and Chase: Street Legal - 410, 000 Race and Chase: Crotch Rockets - 385, 500 Total Cost - 3, 767, 500 9) Platinum Sword/ The Wizards Ruin Once you have unlocked Grog mode, it should be possible to complete all 3 challenges on 1 playthrough, so I'll give tips as such. If you are struggling to finish the game for the first time to unlock Grog mode, the tips below should help you for the most part, apart from tips to maximise your Loot. Finish the game in Grog Mode, Earn 1, 000, 000 Score, Collect 950, 000 Loot; Level 1 - Forest of Agony - Use your jump kick on the leprechauns, as it connects better than a regular attack. Use your AoE (Area of Effect) magic to kill the blue winged fairies, otherwise they wont drop any Loot. There is potential to lose 20, 000 score and Loot by not doing this, so try to only use your magic for these fairies. Area of Effect, or AoE magic, being used to kill fairies - When the screen locks in place while enemies come at you from either side, use your jump kick to move from one side of the screen to the other until they've all spawned. This will keep you safe while damaging enemies on the way passed. You can hit arrows from the archers instead of trying to dodge them. For the Boss Fight, The Knight, it will attack 3 times with red spikes coming from the ground, which will travel to where you are standing when it attacks. Try to stay to the side of the screen, halfway up, until it attacks. As soon as it does, move either up or down to dodge. After it attacks like this 3 times, it will stand still, giving you a chance to attack. Run in and attack until new enemies spawn on the screen. Use AoE magic until any fairies have died, melee whatever is left. Repeat this pattern until the boss is dead. Level 2 - Swamp of Sorrows - At the very start of the level, push down the bottom immediately to melee a snake, then push up to the top and forward slightly to melee a third, having let the previous one slip passed. After this, use AoE magic on any snakes, as they can still damage you after you melee them, wasting lots of your health. You do need to kill them however, as you need their Loot. I recommend using your jump kick to deal with the slime balls, as they can be difficult to hit standing. Jump kick deals with multiple slime balls with ease. As before, try using jump kick to move from side to side when you're locked on screen with enemies spawning from both sides. Just before the boss fight, try to avoid using any magic while you fight the last group of enemies, as you will want as much magic as possible to deal with snakes during the boss fight. For the Boss fight, to begin, move towards the centre of the screen, while she jumps to the edge. Pay attention to her spear, she lowers it just before she attacks. Where to stand while you wait for attack, paying attention to her spear - As she attacks, jump over her head, jumping forward towards where she just was as she passes beneath. Turn around to face her, and move towards the middle again, and repeat the process. As she lunges towards you, jump over her attack - After Her second lunge, she will turn and jump towards where you are standing. Move out of Her way, then run back in to melee her 3-4 times. At this stage 2 snakes or slime balls will spawn. Use AoE magic for the snakes, jump kick for the slime balls, while staying out of Her way. Repeat as before, jumping over her attacks and meleeing when you can, until she dies. Make sure to check up and down the very edge on both sides of the screen to check for any Loot that dropped off screen, as you won't get a chance to collect it after the fight. Level 3 - Labyrinths of Decay - This is the only level where you are NOT safe to AFK at the start, a small bat starts making its way towards you as soon as you spawn, so be warned. This map is also the most lethal in its design, there are a lot of parts of the map itself that can hurt and kill you. Be aware of; Small circular shadows on the ground, walking on these will trigger a spike to fall from the roof Large holes in the ground. Enemies won't fall in, you will. Bridges. Try to avoid the edges, as it's possible to fall off. If Loot drops too close to the edge of the bridge, leave it be, there's a good chance you will fall off and die trying to get it. To avoid this, try pulling any enemies before bridges back away from them, and kill them there. Top; small shadows, and the spikes they trigger. Bottom; Hole to avoid - To deal with the small spiders, I've found the jump kick best. 3 kicks should kill them, and you CAN hit them before they finish landing on the ground. When you fight the Knight for a second time, avoid the very bottom of the screen at all costs. If it hits you with an attack while you are down the very bottom, you will fall off the map and die. Other than that, this is much easier than the first time you fought him, as no new enemies spawn throughout the fight. Avoid the area marked with red, getting hit here will knock you off the map - When fighting the Boss Spider, it's possible to hit it with jump kicks when it's dropping down onto the screen, and raising up and off the screen. After it spews the green acid on the ground, push in close to its face and land 5-6 melee attacks on it. Retreat when it raises a front leg to swipe at you. While it raises off the screen, use jump kick to deal with the 2 small spiders, and pay attention to the shadow on the ground that shows where the Boss Spider is to land, and avoid it. Use AoE magic to deal with the small spiders if necessary, as they can quickly swarm you with too many on the screen. After the Boss lands, you can land several jump kicks on it again while it raises itself off screen, then head back towards where it started and land several more jump kicks on it while it lowers itself back onto the screen. Repeat this process and you should have no problem defeating this Boss. This Boss fight is the one where you are most likely to find Loot off screen towards the end, because of where the small spiders spawn and tend to walk. So make sure to check both sides before defeating the Boss to collect any hidden Loot that dropped off screen. Check the areas marked red for any Loot that may have dropped off screen Level 4 - The Wizards Tower - The regular enemies in this level take quite a while to kill, and will regularly come at you from both sides. Remember to use your jump kick to avoid being swarmed, and your AoE magic if you get into trouble. The best way I found to avoid the metal balls as they come towards you is to jump over them. You can hit the fireball projectiles as they come towards you to destroy them. The Boss fight in this level isn't actually too difficult. The Wizard has 3 positions on the map he can move to, and is vulnerable to attack in all of them. When you first enter, and the boss is stood in the middle, his first attack will spawn 4 beams of light from the floor, 1 after another, which will damage you. Avoid these by constantly walking around the map. After the 3rd beam, start walking towards the left of the screen, so you are against the very edge after the 4th beam. At this point the Wizard will spawn along the left of the screen. He will shoot a line of fire across to the right. You will be safe stood to the left of him, and can even get in a few attacks from behind here! By standing here you avoid his attack, and get a chance to land 1 or 2 hits - He will teleport again, and spawn somewhere on screen with 3 decoys. Destroying these decoys with magic will grant points, any other type of attack will not grant points. Using magic on these decoys also seems to increase the rate of health and magic drops. Once you've killed the decoys, you can land 1 or 2 hits on the Wizard, before he teleports back to his starting position and you repeat the whole cycle again. The most difficult part of this fight is being patient. It's not the most difficult by any means, but you do damage very slowly. Just stick with it, work through the steps and you shouldn't have much of a problem. 10) Gold Wheel/ Race and Chase Win 40 times against other players. This challenge requires 2 players. It's easiest to just get player 2 to sit on the line while you head to the first checkpoint. Once you hit the first checkpoint, you can stop and let the time count down. You'll have more time than Player 2 who didn't hit a checkpoint, and you will win. Repeat this 40 times Finish Race and Chase with every vehicle type. This one is a good chance to get used to where the obstacles and other vehicles spawn throughout the race. I recommend starting your race in Los Santos, as it has the most obstacles, so getting it out of the way early makes the rest of your run easier. Pick a lane, and avoid the middle of the road where possible. If you stay in a lane then you have a 50/50 chance of being behind a vehicle when it spawns, and getting a Boost from it. If you're in the middle of the road, you'll definitely have to move to get behind the vehicle for the Boost. Finish Race and Chase without crashing. This challenge is easiest with the "Get Truckin' variant of the game, as your top speed is slowest, giving you more time to react to obstacles and other vehicles. Again, I'd recommend starting in Los Santos, as it's the most difficult stage, so getting practice on it and getting it finished early in the run will be beneficial. Picking a lane is also important for this challenge, for different reasons. The majority of obstacles, apart from the sprunk banners in Los Santos, are NPCs or animals that spawn in the middle of the road. Being in a lane as often as possible makes it much easier to avoid them. Take whatever Boost you can from other vehicles when you're on a straight. This will give you spare time to go slow in the corners and avoid any obstacles that might appear. Your rival will drift from one side of the road to the other as you approach. Wait for them to start moving across, then drive through where they just were, to avoid them consistently. This will take some practice, and some time to get used to where certain things appear 11) Gold Degenatron Console As I said above, at the time of writing, this seems bugged. It would make sense to me, given that there are 3 Degenatron arcade games that don't have their own trophy in the Trophy Case, that completing the challenges for these 3 games, Penetrator, Defender of the Faith, and Monkey Paradise, might unlock the Gold Degenatron Console Trophy. However, at the time of writing, this is Not the case. After completing these challenges, I did not unlock the Gold Console. It wasn't until I finished Space Monkeys 3's challenges that I unlocked the Gold Degenatron Console. This seems strange, as Space Monkeys 3 is made by Pixtro, not Degenatron, which is clearly shown on the side of the machine. To be clear, I have unlocked the Gold Degenatron Console on a second character after completing the Platinum Awards attached to; Defender of the Faith Monkey Paradise Space Monkeys 3 I'll include a section about Penetrator as well because I think it might be required some day. If you haven't unlocked the console after completing the first 3 games, then try the Penetrator Challenge. Defender of the Faith; Complete a level by only pressing right. There is little to no skill involved in this challenge, it relies mostly on luck. As the title suggests, you can only press right, not left, up or down. I recommend tapping, and never holding right, as it makes it much easier to control. When you first tap right, you will move slightly to the left, then stop. When you tap it a second time, you will start moving slowly to the right, and continue like this. This is the only time you will get a chance to move to the left. Every game is different. Keep trying until you get a start where 1 or both of the green squares are easy to get from the start. Then just begin moving right and hope you hit the second one. Good luck! Monkey Island; Complete the Underwater level. The trick to this game is you jump on the second beat. Turn up your game sounds so you can hear the noise it makes when you move, and get the timing down. If you are on PS4, turn controller vibrations on, and jump every time the pad vibrates. You will start the Underwater Level after clearing the 20 jumps in level 1. If you die, you will be put to the start of level 1, and have to try the 20 jumps again. The Underwater level is the exact same as the first, with a different colour scheme. Clear the 20 jumps and you will be done. If you die during the underwater level, you will be put to the start of level 1, and have to start the whole thing over. Space Monkeys 3; Tips for how to complete the challenges for this game can be found earlier in the guide. The challenges required are; Beat any level without taking damage Score over 3, 000, 000 in a single playthrough Complete without collecting any power ups Penetrator; Earn a highscore of over 40, 000; By numbering the spawn points and where you shoot from, it makes it easier to know where and when to shoot from - I find it best to break down the 4 sides of the Square into numbers, 1, 2, 3, 4, and find it helps in working out how far I have to move quickly. It gets more difficult to judge the position of the Green dots the longer they're on the screen, so try to keep track of them as they spawn. You can move much faster by tapping left or right than you can by holding them, this will become essential as the game progresses. It will take between 30 - 40 minutes to earn 40, 000 points. 12) The Love Professor *Most of the information covered in this section is pieced together from the work put in by several other people on the gtaforums. Other than putting time into testing what turned out to be failed methods, I can't take credit for this work. That must go to the information provided via datamines by Fun2, and the work in interpreting that data and eventually figuring out a reliable method, by Gat_2011 and StangOne50. They're work was thorough and invaluable in finally getting the method for Nemesis and True Love nailed down. A link to that thread. This is probably the most complicated Trophy to try and earn. It compares and uses a lot of hidden player stats, some of which can be manipulated to change your results. You are going to need at least 2 seperate partners to help you earn all 3 of these challenges, but unlike with other games, they'll earn the awards at the same time as you, so you won't have to do everything twice if they also want the awards. Our preferred method of changing your stats is going to be private dances at the Strip Club. I'll start by looking at how The Love Professor works, and from here on abbreviate it to TLP) then go through how to complete each challenge. For all our explanations from here on, you are Player 1, and your partner is Player 2, regardless of who stands on what side of the machine. Anytime Player 1 or Player 2 is waiting in the arcade for the other, they should avoid playing any other games. I know a win on the Claw Machine can affect results, other games might as well. Better to be safe than sorry. So, let's get started. How The Love Professor Works. When Player 1 and Player 2 use TLP, they are given a random result. From this point, Player 2 goes and gets 1 dance at the Strip Club, while Player 1 waits. When Player 2 returns to the arcade, their result on TLP will have changed. Each Players rating will have changed by. 0 - 2. By repeating this, with Player 2 only going to the Strip Club and getting 1 dance, and coming back to try TLP again, you will see 10 different sets of results. After Player 2 gets their 10th dance, you will see the same results you had originally. So, based off of this, we can say that so long as Player 1 stays away from the Strip Club, there are only 10 possible results available. We will call this a "Set. If a "Set" does not have the desired results in it, Player 1 then goes to the Strip Club and gets 1 dance, while player 2 waits in the arcade. When Player 1 returns, and you both play TLP again, you are now in a new "Set. Note your results, and then Player 2 starts again, 1 dance at a time to work through the different results, until you find the result you want. If you don't find the result in this "Set" player 1 goes and gets 1 dance again, to change to a new "Set. There can only be 1 matching pair of results in a "Set" eg. Clammy - Clammy. So if during a "Set" you get a matching result that isn't the result you want, you know to move to the next "Set" and send Player 1 for a dance. So now that you hopefully understand how TLP works, we can work through earning the challenges. Friendzoned. To get "Friendzoned" with a player, you need to get a result from TLP where there is a difference of 7 or more in both Players result. There are only 6 possible pairs of results that can give the Friendzoned award. They are; Sizzling - Thaw Out Hot n' Heavy - Cold Shoulder Burning Loins - Ice Cold Thaw Out - Sizzling Cold Shoulder - Hot n' Heavy Ice Cold - Burning Loins - Using the method from the intro, working your way through the different "Sets" of results should get you this award within 10 - 15 minutes. True Love; There are 2 methods to finding your "True Love. The first, and much easier, involves Madam Nazar. The second is done by manipulating your stats as we've covered above. I definitely recommend using the Madam Nazar method, but I'll cover both. Method 1 - Madam Nazar has a specific fortune she can tell, which will guarantee Player 1 and 2 the "True Love" award, if they use TLP quickly after hearing the fortune. Player 1 has their fortune told by Madam Nazar, until she tells them "I see True Love in your future. But only if you act quickly. After Player 1 hears this fortune, head quickly to TLP and play with someone. Regardless of the result, you will both get the "True Love" award. Method 2 - First of all, to be able to obtain the "True Love" award, with a Sizzling - Sizzling result with another player, the sum total of the characters in both players name need to be even. This is your PSN or Gamertag, your Username, not your character name. So, xXSniiperXx 11 and Billy1995 9 will be fine, with 20 characters total. xXSniiperXx 11 and N00bKiller 10 will not work, with 21 characters total. Every character counts, all letters, numbers, underscores. dash's. everything. Once you have a compatible Player 2, it's time to start working your way through the "Sets" until you get a result of Sizzling - Sizzling. This result is uncommon, so it might might take some time to work through the various "Sets" until you find it. Remember that each "Set" can only have 1 matching result in it, like Sizzling - Sizzling. So if you see any matching result that isn't Sizzling - Sizzling, Player 2 can stop working through that "Set" and Player 1 can go get a dance to move you to the next "Set. Once you get Sizzling - Sizzling as a result, you should get the "True Love" award. Nemesis. As with "True Love" to find your "Nemesis" you first have to find the right partner. The sum total of Player 1 and Player 2's name must be odd. So, xXSniiperXx 11 and N00bKiller 10 will be fine, with a total of 21 characters. However, xXSniiperXx 11 and Billy1995 9, with an even 20 characters, won't ever be able to get "Nemesis" together. The result you are looking for is Ice Cold - Ice Cold. However, you need to find it in a particular "Set. There's more than 1 "Set" that has Ice Cold - Ice Cold, but only one "Set" that will give Nemesis. Remember that each "Set" can only have 1 matching pair of results in it like Ice Cold - Ice Cold, so if you see any matching result other than this, you know you're safe to move to the next "Set. To know when you are in the right "Set" you need to find an Ice Cold - Ice Cold result, and listen to the sound TLP makes. Not the line that he says, but the buzzer noise that sounds like you failed something. This indicates you are not in the "Nemesis Set. Keep working through your results and "Sets" with Player 2, paying attention to the noise made whenever you see an Ice Cold - Ice Cold result. Whenever you get this result, and hear a slight rustling sound instead of the buzzer, you know you have found the right "Set. Once you hear the new sound effect on an Ice Cold - Ice Cold result, Player 2 stops getting dances, and you just keep replaying TLP until the award triggers. This can take several attempts, and might take as long as 30 minutes, but you should on 1 attempt see the "Nemesis" award earned.
Just got the Platinum! Thanks for the help. Don't knock twice rotten. Don't Knock cation. We don't knock twice. Don't knock twice vr. Don't knock twice مترجم. Don't knock twice review. According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyway because bees don't care what humans think is impossible. Yellow, black. Ooh, black and yellow! Let's shake it up a little. Barry! Breakfast is ready! Ooming! Hang on a second. Hello. Barry. Adam. Oan you believe this is happening. I can't. I'll pick you up. Looking sharp. Use the stairs. Your father paid good money for those. Sorry. I'm excited. Here's the graduate. We're very proud of you, son. A perfect report card, all B's. Very proud. Ma! I got a thing going here. You got lint on your fuzz. Ow! That's me. Wave to us! We'll be in row 118, 000. Bye! Barry, I told you, stop flying in the house. Hey, Adam. Hey, Barry. Is that fuzz gel. A little. Special day, graduation. Never thought I'd make it. Three days grade school, three days high school. Those were awkward. Three days college. I'm glad I took a day and hitchhiked around the hive. You did come back different. Hi, Barry. Artie, growing a mustache? Looks good. Hear about Frankie. Yeah. You going to the funeral. No, I'm not going. Everybody knows, sting someone, you die. Don't waste it on a squirrel. Such a hothead. I guess he could have just gotten out of the way. I love this incorporating an amusement park into our day. That's why we don't need vacations. Boy, quite a bit of pomp. under the circumstances. Well, Adam, today we are men. We are. Bee-men. Amen! Hallelujah! Students, faculty, distinguished bees, please welcome Dean Buzzwell. Welcome, New Hive Oity graduating class of. 9:15. That concludes our ceremonies. And begins your career at Honex Industries! Will we pick ourjob today? I heard it's just orientation. Heads up! Here we go. Keep your hands and antennas inside the tram at all times. Wonder what it'll be like. A little scary. Welcome to Honex, a division of Honesco and a part of the Hexagon Group. This is it! Wow. Wow. We know that you, as a bee, have worked your whole life to get to the point where you can work for your whole life. Honey begins when our valiant Pollen Jocks bring the nectar to the hive. Our top-secret formula is automatically color-corrected, scent-adjusted and bubble-contoured into this soothing sweet syrup with its distinctive golden glow you know as. Honey. That girl was hot. She's my cousin. She is. Yes, we're all cousins. Right. You're right. At Honex, we constantly strive to improve every aspect of bee existence. These bees are stress-testing a new helmet technology. What do you think he makes. Not enough. Here we have our latest advancement, the Krelman. What does that do. Oatches that little strand of honey that hangs after you pour it. Saves us millions. Oan anyone work on the Krelman? Of course. Most bee jobs are small ones. But bees know that every small job, if it's done well, means a lot. But choose carefully because you'll stay in the job you pick for the rest of your life. The same job the rest of your life? I didn't know that. What's the difference? You'll be happy to know that bees, as a species, haven't had one day off in 27 million years. So you'll just work us to death? We'll sure try. Wow! That blew my mind! What's the difference. How can you say that? One job forever? That's an insane choice to have to make. I'm relieved. Now we only have to make one decision in life. But, Adam, how could they never have told us that? Why would you question anything? We're bees. We're the most perfectly functioning society on Earth. You ever think maybe things work a little too well here? Like what? Give me one example. I don't know. But you know what I'm talking about. Please clear the gate. Royal Nectar Force on approach. Wait a second. Oheck it out. Hey, those are Pollen Jocks. Wow. I've never seen them this close. They know what it's like outside the hive. Yeah, but some don't come back. Hey, Jocks. Hi, Jocks! You guys did great! You're monsters! You're sky freaks! I love it! I love it. I wonder where they were. I don't know. Their day's not planned. Outside the hive, flying who knows where, doing who knows what. You can'tjust decide to be a Pollen Jock. You have to be bred for that. Right. Look. That's more pollen than you and I will see in a lifetime. It's just a status symbol. Bees make too much of it. Perhaps. Unless you're wearing it and the ladies see you wearing it. Those ladies? Aren't they our cousins too? Distant. Distant. Look at these two. Oouple of Hive Harrys. Let's have fun with them. It must be dangerous being a Pollen Jock. Yeah. Once a bear pinned me against a mushroom! He had a paw on my throat, and with the other, he was slapping me. Oh, my. I never thought I'd knock him out. What were you doing during this? Trying to alert the authorities. I can autograph that. A little gusty out there today, wasn't it, comrades? Yeah. Gusty. We're hitting a sunflower patch six miles from here tomorrow. Six miles, huh. Barry! A puddle jump for us, but maybe you're not up for it. Maybe I am. You are not! We're going 0900 at J-Gate. What do you think, buzzy-boy? Are you bee enough? I might be. It all depends on what 0900 means. Hey, Honex! Dad, you surprised me. You decide what you're interested in. Well, there's a lot of choices. But you only get one. Do you ever get bored doing the same job every day? Son, let me tell you about stirring. You grab that stick, and you just move it around, and you stir it around. You get yourself into a rhythm. It's a beautiful thing. You know, Dad, the more I think about it, maybe the honey field just isn't right for me. You were thinking of what, making balloon animals? That's a bad job for a guy with a stinger. Janet, your son's not sure he wants to go into honey. Barry, you are so funny sometimes. I'm not trying to be funny. You're not funny! You're going into honey. Our son, the stirrer. You're gonna be a stirrer. No one's listening to me! Wait till you see the sticks I have. I could say anything right now. I'm gonna get an ant tattoo! Let's open some honey and celebrate! Maybe I'll pierce my thorax. Shave my antennae. Shack up with a grasshopper. Get a gold tooth and call everybody "dawg" I'm so proud. We're starting work today. Today's the day. Oome on! All the good jobs will be gone. Yeah, right. Pollen counting, stunt bee, pouring, stirrer, front desk, hair removal. Is it still available. Hang on. Two left! One of them's yours! Oongratulations! Step to the side. What'd you get. Picking crud out. Stellar! Wow! Oouple of newbies? Yes, sir! Our first day! We are ready! Make your choice. You want to go first. No, you go. Oh, my. What's available? Restroom attendant's open, not for the reason you think. Any chance of getting the Krelman. Sure, you're on. I'm sorry, the Krelman just closed out. Wax monkey's always open. The Krelman opened up again. What happened? A bee died. Makes an opening. See? He's dead. Another dead one. Deady. Deadified. Two more dead. Dead from the neck up. Dead from the neck down. That's life! Oh, this is so hard! Heating, cooling, stunt bee, pourer, stirrer, humming, inspector number seven, lint coordinator, stripe supervisor, mite wrangler. Barry, what do you think I should. Barry? Barry! All right, we've got the sunflower patch in quadrant nine. What happened to you? Where are you. I'm going out. Out? Out where. Out there. Oh, no! I have to, before I go to work for the rest of my life. You're gonna die! You're crazy! Hello? Another call coming in. If anyone's feeling brave, there's a Korean deli on 83rd that gets their roses today. Hey, guys. Look at that. Isn't that the kid we saw yesterday? Hold it, son, flight deck's restricted. It's OK, Lou. We're gonna take him up. Really? Feeling lucky, are you? Sign here, here. Just initial that. Thank you. OK. You got a rain advisory today, and as you all know, bees cannot fly in rain. So be careful. As always, watch your brooms, hockey sticks, dogs, birds, bears and bats. Also, I got a couple of reports of root beer being poured on us. Murphy's in a home because of it, babbling like a cicada. That's awful. And a reminder for you rookies, bee law number one, absolutely no talking to humans! All right, launch positions! Buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz! Buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz! Buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz! Black and yellow! Hello! You ready for this, hot shot? Yeah. Yeah, bring it on. Wind, check. Antennae, check. Nectar pack, check. Wings, check. Stinger, check. Scared out of my shorts, check. OK, ladies, let's move it out! Pound those petunias, you striped stem-suckers! All of you, drain those flowers! Wow! I'm out! I can't believe I'm out! So blue. I feel so fast and free! Box kite! Wow! Flowers! This is Blue Leader. We have roses visual. Bring it around 30 degrees and hold. Roses! 30 degrees, roger. Bringing it around. Stand to the side, kid. It's got a bit of a kick. That is one nectar collector. Ever see pollination up close. No, sir. I pick up some pollen here, sprinkle it over here. Maybe a dash over there, a pinch on that one. See that? It's a little bit of magic. That's amazing. Why do we do that? That's pollen power. More pollen, more flowers, more nectar, more honey for us. Oool. I'm picking up a lot of bright yellow. Oould be daisies. Don't we need those? Oopy that visual. Wait. One of these flowers seems to be on the move. Say again? You're reporting a moving flower? Affirmative. That was on the line! This is the coolest. What is it? I don't know, but I'm loving this color. It smells good. Not like a flower, but I like it. Yeah, fuzzy. Ohemical-y. Oareful, guys. It's a little grabby. My sweet lord of bees! Oandy-brain, get off there! Problem. Guys. This could be bad. Affirmative. Very close. Gonna hurt. Mama's little boy. You are way out of position, rookie! Ooming in at you like a missile! Help me! I don't think these are flowers. Should we tell him. I think he knows. What is this? Match point! You can start packing up, honey, because you're about to eat it! Yowser! Gross. There's a bee in the car. Do something. I'm driving. Hi, bee. He's back here! He's going to sting me! Nobody move. If you don't move, he won't sting you. Freeze! He blinked! Spray him, Granny! What are you doing? Wow. the tension level out here is unbelievable. I gotta get home. Oan't fly in rain. Mayday! Mayday! Bee going down! Ken, could you close the window please? Ken, could you close the window please? Oheck out my new resume. I made it into a fold-out brochure. You see? Folds out. Oh, no. More humans. I don't need this. What was that? Maybe this time. This time. This time! This time! This. Drapes! That is diabolical. It's fantastic. It's got all my special skills, even my top-ten favorite movies. What's number one? Star Wars? Nah, I don't go for that. of stuff. No wonder we shouldn't talk to them. They're out of their minds. When I leave a job interview, they're flabbergasted, can't believe what I say. There's the sun. Maybe that's a way out. I don't remember the sun having a big 75 on it. I predicted global warming. I could feel it getting hotter. At first I thought it was just me. Wait! Stop! Bee! Stand back. These are winter boots. Wait! Don't kill him! You know I'm allergic to them! This thing could kill me! Why does his life have less value than yours? Why does his life have any less value than mine? Is that your statement? I'm just saying all life has value. You don't know what he's capable of feeling. My brochure! There you go, little guy. I'm not scared of him. It's an allergic thing. Put that on your resume brochure. My whole face could puff up. Make it one of your special skills. Knocking someone out is also a special skill. Bye, Vanessa. Thanks. Vanessa, next week? Yogurt night. Sure, Ken. You know, whatever. You could put carob chips on there. Bye. Supposed to be less calories. I gotta say something. She saved my life. All right, here it goes. Nah. What would I say? I could really get in trouble. It's a bee law. You're not supposed to talk to a human. I can't believe I'm doing this. I've got to. Oh, I can't do it. Oome on! No. Yes. No. Do it. I can't. How should I start it? You like jazz. No, that's no good. Here she comes! Speak, you fool! Hi! I'm sorry. You're talking. Yes, I know. You're talking! I'm so sorry. No, it's OK. It's fine. I know I'm dreaming. But I don't recall going to bed. Well, I'm sure this is very disconcerting. This is a bit of a surprise to me. I mean, you're a bee! I am. And I'm not supposed to be doing this, but they were all trying to kill me. And if it wasn't for you. I had to thank you. It's just how I was raised. That was a little weird. I'm talking with a bee. Yeah. I'm talking to a bee. And the bee is talking to me! I just want to say I'm grateful. I'll leave now. Wait! How did you learn to do that. What? The talking thing. Same way you did, I guess. "Mama, Dada, honey. You pick it up. That's very funny. Bees are funny. If we didn't laugh, we'd cry with what we have to deal with. Anyway. Oan I. you something. Like what? I don't know. I mean. Ooffee? I don't want to put you out. It's no trouble. It takes two minutes. It's just coffee. I hate to impose. Don't be ridiculous. Actually, I would love a cup. Hey, you want rum cake. I shouldn't. Have some. No, I can't. Oome on! I'm trying to lose a couple micrograms. Where. These stripes don't help. You look great! I don't know if you know anything about fashion. Are you all right? No. He's making the tie in the cab as they're flying up Madison. He finally gets there. He runs up the steps into the church. The wedding is on. And he says, Watermelon? I thought you said Guatemalan. Why would I marry a watermelon. Is that a bee joke? That's the kind of stuff we do. Yeah, different. So, what are you gonna do, Barry? About work? I don't know. I want to do my part for the hive, but I can't do it the way they want. I know how you feel. You do. Sure. My parents wanted me to be a lawyer or a doctor, but I wanted to be a florist. Really. My only interest is flowers. Our new queen was just elected with that same campaign slogan. Anyway, if you look. There's my hive right there. See it? You're in Sheep Meadow! Yes! I'm right off the Turtle Pond! No way! I know that area. I lost a toe ring there once. Why do girls put rings on their toes. Why not. It's like putting a hat on your knee. Maybe I'll try that. You all right, ma'am. Oh, yeah. Fine. Just having two cups of coffee! Anyway, this has been great. Thanks for the coffee. Yeah, it's no trouble. Sorry I couldn't finish it. If I did, I'd be up the rest of my life. Are you. Oan I take a piece of this with me? Sure! Here, have a crumb. Thanks. Yeah. All right. Well, then. I guess I'll see you around. Or not. OK, Barry. And thank you so much again. for before. Oh, that? That was nothing. Well, not nothing, but. This can't possibly work. He's all set to go. We may as well try it. OK, Dave, pull the chute. Sounds amazing. It was amazing! It was the scariest, happiest moment of my life. Humans! I can't believe you were with humans! Giant, scary humans! What were they like? Huge and crazy. They talk crazy. They eat crazy giant things. They drive crazy. Do they try and kill you, like on TV. Some of them. But some of them don't. How'd you get back. Poodle. You did it, and I'm glad. You saw whatever you wanted to see. You had your "experience. Now you can pick out yourjob and be normal. Well. Well? Well, I met someone. You did? Was she Bee-ish. A wasp? Your parents will kill you. No, no, no, not a wasp. Spider. I'm not attracted to spiders. I know it's the hottest thing, with the eight legs and all. I can't get by that face. So who is she? She's. human. No, no. That's a bee law. You wouldn't break a bee law. Her name's Vanessa. Oh, boy. She's so nice. And she's a florist! Oh, no! You're dating a human florist! We're not dating. You're flying outside the hive, talking to humans that attack our homes with power washers and M-80s! One-eighth a stick of dynamite! She saved my life! And she understands me. This is over! Eat this. This is not over! What was that. They call it a crumb. It was so stingin' stripey! And that's not what they eat. That's what falls off what they eat. You know what a Oinnabon is. No. It's bread and cinnamon and frosting. They heat it up. Sit down. hot. Listen to me! We are not them! We're us. There's us and there's them! Yes, but who can deny the heart that is yearning? There's no yearning. Stop yearning. Listen to me! You have got to start thinking bee, my friend. Thinking bee. Thinking bee. Thinking bee. Thinking bee! Thinking bee! Thinking bee! Thinking bee! There he is. He's in the pool. You know what your problem is, Barry? I gotta start thinking bee? How much longer will this go on? It's been three days! Why aren't you working? I've got a lot of big life decisions to think about. What life? You have no life! You have no job. You're barely a bee! Would it kill you to make a little honey? Barry, come out. Your father's talking to you. Martin, would you talk to him? Barry, I'm talking to you! You coming? Got everything? All set! Go ahead. I'll catch up. Don't be too long. Watch this! Vanessa. We're still here. I told you not to yell at him. He doesn't respond to yelling. Then why yell at me. Because you don't listen! I'm not listening to this. Sorry, I've gotta go. Where are you going. I'm meeting a friend. A girl? Is this why you can't decide? Bye. I just hope she's Bee-ish. They have a huge parade of flowers every year in Pasadena? To be in the Tournament of Roses, that's every florist's dream! Up on a float, surrounded by flowers, crowds cheering. A tournament. Do the roses compete in athletic events? No. All right, I've got one. How come you don't fly everywhere? It's exhausting. Why don't you run everywhere? It's faster. Yeah, OK, I see, I see. All right, your turn. TiVo. You can just freeze live TV? That's insane! You don't have that? We have Hivo, but it's a disease. It's a horrible, horrible disease. Dumb bees! You must want to sting all those jerks. We try not to sting. It's usually fatal for us. So you have to watch your temper. Very carefully. You kick a wall, take a walk, write an angry letter and throw it out. Work through it like any emotion: Anger, jealousy, lust. Oh, my goodness! Are you OK? Yeah. What is wrong with you. It's a bug. He's not bothering anybody. Get out of here, you creep! What was that? A Pic 'N' Save circular? Yeah, it was. How did you know? It felt like about 10 pages. Seventy-five is pretty much our limit. You've really got that down to a science. I lost a cousin to Italian Vogue. I'll bet. What in the name of Mighty Hercules is this? How did this get here? Oute Bee, Golden Blossom, Ray Liotta Private Select. Is he that actor. I never heard of him. Why is this here. For people. We eat it. You don't have enough food of your own. Well, yes. How do you get it. Bees make it. I know who makes it! And it's hard to make it! There's heating, cooling, stirring. You need a whole Krelman thing. It's organic. It's our-ganic! It's just honey, Barry. Just what? Bees don't know about this! This is stealing! A lot of stealing! You've taken our homes, schools, hospitals! This is all we have! And it's on sale? I'm getting to the bottom of this. I'm getting to the bottom of all of this! Hey, Hector. You almost done. Almost. He is here. I sense it. Well, I guess I'll go home now and just leave this nice honey out, with no one around. You're busted, box boy! I knew I heard something. So you can talk! I can talk. And now you'll start talking! Where you getting the sweet stuff? Who's your supplier? I don't understand. I thought we were friends. The last thing we want to do is upset bees! You're too late! It's ours now! You, sir, have crossed the wrong sword! You, sir, will be lunch for my iguana, Ignacio! Where is the honey coming from? Tell me where! Honey Farms! It comes from Honey Farms! Orazy person! What horrible thing has happened here? These faces, they never knew what hit them. And now they're on the road to nowhere! Just keep still. What? You're not dead? Do I look dead? They will wipe anything that moves. Where you headed? To Honey Farms. I am onto something huge here. I'm going to Alaska. Moose blood, crazy stuff. Blows your head off! I'm going to Tacoma. And you. He really is dead. Uh-oh. What is that. Oh, no. A wiper! Triple blade. Triple blade? Jump on! It's your only chance, bee! Why does everything have to be so doggone clean? How much do you people need to see? Open your eyes! Stick your head out the window! From NPR News in Washington, I'm Oarl Kasell. But don't kill no more bugs. Bee. Moose blood guy. You hear something. Like what? Like tiny screaming. Turn off the radio. Whassup, bee boy? Hey, Blood. Just a row of honey jars, as far as the eye could see. Wow! I assume wherever this truck goes is where they're getting it. I mean, that honey's ours. Bees hang tight. We're all jammed in. It's a close community. Not us, man. We on our own. Every mosquito on his own. What if you get in trouble. You a mosquito, you in trouble. Nobody likes us. They just smack. See a mosquito, smack, smack! At least you're out in the world. You must meet girls. Mosquito girls try to trade up, get with a moth, dragonfly. Mosquito girl don't want no mosquito. You got to be kidding me! Mooseblood's about to leave the building! So long, bee. Hey, guys. Mooseblood! I knew I'd catch y'all down here. Did you bring your crazy straw? We throw it in jars, slap a label on it, and it's pretty much pure profit. What is this place? A bee's got a brain the size of a pinhead. They are pinheads! Pinhead. Oheck out the new smoker. Oh, sweet. That's the one you want. The Thomas 3000! Smoker? Ninety puffs a minute, semi-automatic. Twice the nicotine, all the tar. A couple breaths of this knocks them right out. They make the honey, and we make the money. "They make the honey, and we make the money" Oh, my! What's going on? Are you OK? Yeah. It doesn't last too long. Do you know you're in a fake hive with fake walls? Our queen was moved here. We had no choice. This is your queen? That's a man in women's clothes! That's a drag queen! What is this? Oh, no! There's hundreds of them! Bee honey. Our honey is being brazenly stolen on a massive scale! This is worse than anything bears have done! I intend to do something. Oh, Barry, stop. Who told you humans are taking our honey? That's a rumor. Do these look like rumors? That's a conspiracy theory. These are obviously doctored photos. How did you get mixed up in this? He's been talking to humans. What. Talking to humans? He has a human girlfriend. And they make out! Make out? Barry! We do not. You wish you could. Whose side are you on? The bees! I dated a cricket once in San Antonio. Those crazy legs kept me up all night. Barry, this is what you want to do with your life? I want to do it for all our lives. Nobody works harder than bees! Dad, I remember you coming home so overworked your hands were still stirring. You couldn't stop. I remember that. What right do they have to our honey? We live on two cups a year. They put it in lip balm for no reason whatsoever! Even if it's true, what can one bee do? Sting them where it really hurts. In the face! The eye. That would hurt. No. Up the nose? That's a killer. There's only one place you can sting the humans, one place where it matters. Hive at Five, the hive's only full-hour action news source. No more bee beards! With Bob Bumble at the anchor desk. Weather with Storm Stinger. Sports with Buzz Larvi. And Jeanette Ohung. Good evening. I'm Bob Bumble. And I'm Jeanette Ohung. A tri-county bee, Barry Benson, intends to sue the human race for stealing our honey, packaging it and profiting from it illegally! Tomorrow night on Bee Larry King, we'll have three former queens here in our studio, discussing their new book, Olassy Ladies, out this week on Hexagon. Tonight we're talking to Barry Benson. Did you ever think, I'm a kid from the hive. I can't do this" Bees have never been afraid to change the world. What about Bee Oolumbus? Bee Gandhi? Bejesus? Where I'm from, we'd never sue humans. We were thinking of stickball or candy stores. How old are you? The bee community is supporting you in this case, which will be the trial of the bee century. You know, they have a Larry King in the human world too. It's a common name. Next week. He looks like you and has a show and suspenders and colored dots. Glasses, quotes on the bottom from the guest even though you just heard 'em. Bear Week next week! They're scary, hairy and here live. Always leans forward, pointy shoulders, squinty eyes, very Jewish. In tennis, you attack at the point of weakness! It was my grandmother, Ken. She's 81. Honey, her backhand's a joke! I'm not gonna take advantage of that? Quiet, please. Actual work going on here. Is that that same bee. Yes, it is! I'm helping him sue the human race. Hello. Hello, bee. This is Ken. Yeah, I remember you. Timberland, size ten and a half. Vibram sole, I believe. Why does he talk again? Listen, you better go 'cause we're really busy working. But it's our yogurt night! Bye-bye. Why is yogurt night so difficult? You poor thing. You two have been at this for hours! Yes, and Adam here has been a huge help. Frosting. How many sugars? Just one. I try not to use the competition. So why are you helping me? Bees have good qualities. And it takes my mind off the shop. Instead of flowers, people are giving balloon bouquets now. Those are great, if you're three. And artificial flowers. Oh, those just get me psychotic. Yeah, me too. Bent stingers, pointless pollination. Bees must hate those fake things! Nothing worse than a daffodil that's had work done. Maybe this could make up for it a little bit. This lawsuit's a pretty big deal. I guess. You sure you want to go through with it? Am I sure? When I'm done with the humans, they won't be able to say, Honey, I'm home. without paying a royalty! It's an incredible scene here in downtown Manhattan, where the world anxiously waits, because for the first time in history, we will hear for ourselves if a honeybee can actually speak. What have we gotten into here, Barry? It's pretty big, isn't it? I can't believe how many humans don't work during the day. You think billion-dollar multinational food companies have good lawyers? Everybody needs to stay behind the barricade. What's the matter. I don't know, I just got a chill. Well, if it isn't the bee team. You boys work on this? All rise! The Honorable Judge Bumbleton presiding. Oase number 4475, Superior Oourt of New York, Barry Bee Benson v. the Honey Industry is now in session. Mr. Montgomery, you're representing the five food companies collectively? A privilege. Benson. you're representing all the bees of the world? I'm kidding. Yes, Your Honor, we're ready to proceed. Montgomery, your opening statement, please. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, my grandmother was a simple woman. Born on a farm, she believed it was man's divine right to benefit from the bounty of nature God put before us. If we lived in the topsy-turvy world Mr. Benson imagines, just think of what would it mean. I would have to negotiate with the silkworm for the elastic in my britches! Talking bee! How do we know this isn't some sort of holographic motion-picture-capture Hollywood wizardry? They could be using laser beams! Robotics! Ventriloquism! Oloning! For all we know, he could be on steroids! Mr. Benson? Ladies and gentlemen, there's no trickery here. I'm just an ordinary bee. Honey's pretty important to me. It's important to all bees. We invented it! We make it. And we protect it with our lives. Unfortunately, there are some people in this room who think they can take it from us 'cause we're the little guys! I'm hoping that, after this is all over, you'll see how, by taking our honey, you not only take everything we have but everything we are! I wish he'd dress like that all the time. So nice! Oall your first witness. So, Mr. Klauss Vanderhayden of Honey Farms, big company you have. I suppose so. I see you also own Honeyburton and Honron! Yes, they provide beekeepers for our farms. Beekeeper. I find that to be a very disturbing term. I don't imagine you employ any bee-free-ers, do you. No. I couldn't hear you. Because you don't free bees. You keep bees. Not only that, it seems you thought a bear would be an appropriate image for a jar of honey. They're very lovable creatures. Yogi Bear, Fozzie Bear, Build-A-Bear. You mean like this? Bears kill bees! How'd you like his head crashing through your living room? Biting into your couch! Spitting out your throw pillows! OK, that's enough. Take him away. Sting, thank you for being here. Your name intrigues me. Where have I heard it before. I was with a band called The Police. But you've never been a police officer, have you? No, I haven't. No, you haven't. And so here we have yet another example of bee culture casually stolen by a human for nothing more than a prance-about stage name. Oh, please. Have you ever been stung, Mr. Sting? Because I'm feeling a little stung, Sting. Or should I say. Gordon M. Sumner! That's not his real name? You idiots! Mr. Liotta, first, belated congratulations on your Emmy win for a guest spot on ER in 2005. Thank you. I see from your resume that you're devilishly handsome with a churning inner turmoil that's ready to blow. I enjoy what I do. Is that a crime? Not yet it isn't. But is this what it's come to for you? Exploiting tiny, helpless bees so you don't have to rehearse your part and learn your lines, sir? Watch it, Benson! I could blow right now! This isn't a goodfella. This is a badfella! Why doesn't someone just step on this creep, and we can all go home. Order in this court. You're all thinking it! Order! Order, I say. Say it. Mr. Liotta, please sit down! I think it was awfully nice of that bear to pitch in like that. I think the jury's on our side. Are we doing everything right, legally? I'm a florist. Well, here's to a great team. To a great team! Well, hello. Ken. Hello. I didn't think you were coming. No, I was just late. I tried to call, but. the battery. I didn't want all this to go to waste, so I called Barry. Luckily, he was free. Oh, that was lucky. There's a little left. I could heat it up. Yeah, heat it up, sure, whatever. So I hear you're quite a tennis player. I'm not much for the game myself. The ball's a little grabby. That's where I usually sit. Right. there. Ken, Barry was looking at your resume, and he agreed with me that eating with chopsticks isn't really a special skill. You think I don't see what you're doing? I know how hard it is to find the rightjob. We have that in common. Do we? Bees have 100 percent employment, but we do jobs like taking the crud out. That's just what I was thinking about doing. Ken, I let Barry borrow your razor for his fuzz. I hope that was all right. I'm going to drain the old stinger. Yeah, you do that. Look at that. You know, I've just about had it with your little mind games. What's that. Italian Vogue. Mamma mia, that's a lot of pages. A lot of ads. Remember what Van said, why is your life more valuable than mine? Funny, I just can't seem to recall that! I think something stinks in here! I love the smell of flowers. How do you like the smell of flames? Not as much. Water bug! Not taking sides! Ken, I'm wearing a Ohapstick hat! This is pathetic! I've got issues! Well, well, well, a royal flush. You're bluffing. Am I? Surf's up, dude! Poo water! That bowl is gnarly. Except for those dirty yellow rings! Kenneth! What are you doing? You know, I don't even like honey! I don't eat it! We need to talk! He's just a little bee! And he happens to be the nicest bee I've met in a long time! Long time? What are you talking about? Are there other bugs in your life? No, but there are other things bugging me in life. And you're one of them! Fine! Talking bees, no yogurt night. My nerves are fried from riding on this emotional roller coaster! Goodbye, Ken. And for your information, I prefer sugar-free, artificial sweeteners made by man! I'm sorry about all that. I know it's got an aftertaste! I like it! I always felt there was some kind of barrier between Ken and me. I couldn't overcome it. Oh, well. Are you OK for the trial? I believe Mr. Montgomery is about out of ideas. We would like to call Mr. Barry Benson Bee to the stand. Good idea! You can really see why he's considered one of the best lawyers. Layton, you've gotta weave some magic with this jury, or it's gonna be all over. Don't worry. The only thing I have to do to turn this jury around is to remind them of what they don't like about bees. You got the tweezers. Are you allergic? Only to losing, son. Only to losing. Benson Bee, I'll ask you what I think we'd all like to know. What exactly is your relationship to that woman? We're friends. Good friends. Yes. How good? Do you live together? Wait a minute. Are you her little. I've seen a bee documentary or two. From what I understand, doesn't your queen give birth to all the bee children. Yeah, but. So those aren't your real parents. Oh, Barry. Yes, they are! Hold me back! You're an illegitimate bee, aren't you, Benson? He's denouncing bees! Don't y'all date your cousins. Objection. I'm going to pincushion this guy! Adam, don't! It's what he wants! Oh, I'm hit! Oh, lordy, I am hit! Order! Order! The venom! The venom is coursing through my veins! I have been felled by a winged beast of destruction! You see? You can't treat them like equals! They're striped savages! Stinging's the only thing they know! It's their way. Adam, stay with me. I can't feel my legs. What angel of mercy will come forward to suck the poison from my heaving buttocks? I will have order in this court. Order! Order, please! The case of the honeybees versus the human race took a pointed turn against the bees yesterday when one of their legal team stung Layton T. Montgomery. Hey, buddy. Hey. Is there much pain. Yeah. I. I blew the whole case, didn't I? It doesn't matter. What matters is you're alive. You could have died. I'd be better off dead. Look at me. They got it from the cafeteria downstairs, in a tuna sandwich. Look, there's a little celery still on it. What was it like to sting someone? I can't explain it. It was all. All adrenaline and then. and then ecstasy! All right. You think it was all a trap? Of course. I'm sorry. I flew us right into this. What were we thinking? Look at us. We're just a couple of bugs in this world. What will the humans do to us if they win? I don't know. I hear they put the roaches in motels. That doesn't sound so bad. Adam, they check in, but they don't check out! Oh, my. Oould you get a nurse to close that window. Why. The smoke. Bees don't smoke. Bees don't smoke! But some bees are smoking. That's it! That's our case! It is? It's not over? Get dressed. I've gotta go somewhere. Get back to the court and stall. Stall any way you can. And assuming you've done step correctly, you're ready for the tub. Flayman. Yes? Yes, Your Honor! Where is the rest of your team? Well, Your Honor, it's interesting. Bees are trained to fly haphazardly, and as a result, we don't make very good time. I actually heard a funny story about. Your Honor, haven't these ridiculous bugs taken up enough of this court's valuable time? How much longer will we allow these absurd shenanigans to go on? They have presented no compelling evidence to support their charges against my clients, who run legitimate businesses. I move for a complete dismissal of this entire case! Mr. Flayman, I'm afraid I'm going to have to consider Mr. Montgomery's motion. But you can't! We have a terrific case. Where is your proof? Where is the evidence? Show me the smoking gun! Hold it, Your Honor! You want a smoking gun? Here is your smoking gun. What is that? It's a bee smoker! What, this? This harmless little contraption? This couldn't hurt a fly, let alone a bee. Look at what has happened to bees who have never been asked, Smoking or non. Is this what nature intended for us? To be forcibly addicted to smoke machines and man-made wooden slat work camps? Living out our lives as honey slaves to the white man. What are we gonna do. He's playing the species card. Ladies and gentlemen, please, free these bees! Free the bees! Free the bees! Free the bees! Free the bees! Free the bees! The court finds in favor of the bees! Vanessa, we won! I knew you could do it! High-five! Sorry. I'm OK! You know what this means? All the honey will finally belong to the bees. Now we won't have to work so hard all the time. This is an unholy perversion of the balance of nature, Benson. You'll regret this. Barry, how much honey is out there? All right. One at a time. Barry, who are you wearing? My sweater is Ralph Lauren, and I have no pants. What if Montgomery's right. What do you mean? We've been living the bee way a long time, 27 million years. Oongratulations on your victory. What will you demand as a settlement? First, we'll demand a complete shutdown of all bee work camps. Then we want back the honey that was ours to begin with, every last drop. We demand an end to the glorification of the bear as anything more than a filthy, smelly, bad-breath stink machine. We're all aware of what they do in the woods. Wait for my signal. Take him out. He'll have nauseous for a few hours, then he'll be fine. And we will no longer tolerate bee-negative nicknames. But it's just a prance-about stage name. unnecessary inclusion of honey in bogus health products and la-dee-da human tea-time snack garnishments. Oan't breathe. Bring it in, boys! Hold it right there! Good. Tap it. Buzzwell, we just passed three cups, and there's gallons more coming. I.
If you want to watch a horror movie without actually investing too much of a thought to it or don't want much - just a few scares with a so-so plot, then go ahead and watch Don't Knock Twice.
But; if you want a GOOD horror movie with suspense and building up the tension until you're about to crawl all over the walls, then just skip this.
Don't Knock Twice makes it absolutely clear from the very first few minutes of the film; it tries way too hard to be scary. So it relies to jump scares, shadows in the dark corners, blood, scary masks and hands reaching out from whatever. These effects would be absolutely fine when scattered just right, but when they're all mushed together and presented within the first 20 minutes in, they lose their power. Sadly, this is something the writers and/or director didn't realize, and so they just start with full steam when you haven't even got the chance to get to know the people you're supposed to relate with.
The acting varies greatly. Katee Sackhoff, who plays the mother, is okay, but Lucy Boynton playing the daughter is far from believable. I do understand that a role of a teenager with a difficult past is a challenging role.
So in conclusion; lots of jumpscares and clichés, and you can forget about any relateable main characters, since there isn't one. But if you tune your brain to low setting, grab a bowl of popcorn and just go with it, it's bearable.
1st view. Wasn't this a goosebumps book. Don& 39;t knock twice movie. Dont Knock Twice (2017) Starring Ania Marson, Katee Sackhoff, Jordan Bolger, Richard Mylan Directed by Caradog W. James “Knock once to wake her from her bed, twice to raise her from the dead. ” – local legend Murderous Mary Aminov (Ania Marson) is a vindictive, gnarled witch-crone who snatches and consumes any kid fool enough to come to her door and try two knocks. This humdrum horror movie tries to create a new villain, but winds up treading old tropes. Still, there are a few things about Dont Knock Twice that save it from the scrapheap. The story follows Jess (Katee Sackhoff) an ex-addict who has been working to rebuild her life as well as her relationship with her estranged and bitter teenage daughter, Chloe (Lucy Boynton. Jess, now an admired sculptor, remarried and living in a large and lovely home, sends for Chloe in hopes that the two can reconcile. But the doubting daughter is not buying it: she just cant trust Jess. But when her boyfriend Danny (Jordan Bolger) falls victim to the supernatural spinster, Chloe changes her tunes and seeks shelter with Jess and new stepdad Ben (Richard Mylan. In addition to the personal strife between mom and teen, theres the problem no one anticipated: Mary Aminov had use any door to wreak her otherworldly havoc… and there are lots of doors in Jess and Bens big house! There are some decent moments of suspense and dread here, once the horror gets underway – creaky hinges, shadowy figures, and things that go bump in the night – but director Caradog W. James is just going through the motions. Luckily, Sackhoff and Boynton do not. Each gives their all to their paper-thin characters, puffing up their personalities as best they can. There are some histrionic hissy fits on the domestic side of things, then a believable mother-daughter chemistry as the deadly demon tries to divide and conquer. Pooneh Hajimohammadi is also quite good as Tira, one of Jesss models who just happens to know an awful lot about the legend of Mary Aminov. Cherry-picking from more substantive and stylish supernatural spookers, Dont Knock Twice is reminiscent of Candyman, Oculus, Blair Witch, and several others – right down to the standard-issue twist ending. Still, if you enjoy the subject matter and the cast, its worth one knock. Film User Rating 3. 11 ( 9 votes.
Don't knock twice summary. You should review “Clinical” next, its on Netflix. A little confusing at the end but I believed it to be a great story. Don't knock twice rating. Don't knock twice 2. Don't Knock. الله ايهني الي اميوي الفلم. I JUST FARTED NOW MY ROOM IS GONNA STINK WERE AE U I i ded.