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You can watch the submissions below. Voting was between Nov 18th through Nov. 24th. The winners were revealed on Nov. 26th on sourcefilmmaker.com.
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The Hero the Internet Deserves Nov 19, 2013 @ 12:25pm
Over used Saxxy Tropes
Notice how in a lot of videos:
1) Everybody loves and/or loses the Fem-scout
2) Everybody wants a high-five
3) Everybody does drugs when depressed
4) Everybody is beat up over a past traumatic event
5) Everybody gets a light-bulb over their head when they have an idea
6) Everybody gets frozen in time during a battlefield montage scene
7) Merasmus is always defeated by getting sucked into a vortex
8) Everybody was actually a spy all along
9) Players who are bad wear the Gibus and/or pyrovision goggles OR a new player who wears gibus and/or pyrovision goggles is treated unfairly
10) Saxxy entry is actually just someone ♥♥♥♥♥ing about the Halloween Unicorn hat.
11) Characters commit suicide after traumatic event or in hopeless situation.

Credit to ♪ The Ninth Doctor ♪ for number 11

Post more if you notice them!
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Argonreality Nov 19, 2013 @ 1:38pm 
I know ONE guy who avoided all those, at least: anangrysockpuppet. Especially number 7.
Etmer~! >ω< Nov 19, 2013 @ 6:27pm 
Hah, true.
heinous Nov 19, 2013 @ 7:17pm 
hey! i avoided all those! lucky me
Marioshi [Grampa Soldier] Nov 19, 2013 @ 7:25pm 
You made me smile :)
This is true in a sense c:
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The Hero the Internet Deserves Nov 20, 2013 @ 9:40am 
Adding:

8) Everybody was actually a spy all along
9) Players who are bad wear the Gibus and/or pyrovision goggles OR a player who wears gibus and/or pyrovision goggles is treated unfairly
and
10) Saxxy entry is actually just someone ♥♥♥♥♥ing about the Halloween Unicorn hat.
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Irbynx Nov 20, 2013 @ 10:15am 
Originally posted by The Hero the Internet Deserves:
10) Saxxy entry is actually just someone ♥♥♥♥♥ing about the Halloween Unicorn hat.

That was just one entry. Also, I've barely seen 3, 5 and 6.
Gilbert Smith Nov 20, 2013 @ 10:27am 
One that I see a lot is the "Little Buddy" characters. I've seen two about Archimedes and several that personify sentries. Maybe because Story of a Sentry won last year.

Lil Guardian Pyro is no less amazing, of course. It finds a new way to do it and it's really well crafted.

There are a lot of MvM videos this year, too, but since my entry used the Robo-Heavy I can't really criticize that!
The Hero the Internet Deserves Nov 20, 2013 @ 10:38am 
Originally posted by Irbynx:
Originally posted by The Hero the Internet Deserves:
10) Saxxy entry is actually just someone ♥♥♥♥♥ing about the Halloween Unicorn hat.

That was just one entry. Also, I've barely seen 3, 5 and 6.

I'll admit I'm exaggerating

I've seen 2, 1 about the Unicorn hat specifically and 1 about the Pony fandom in general. (It's just kind of annoying to see at all, it's a legitimate complaint, but come on... this is the Annual Saxxys, it's a competition not a forum...)

Exactly 3 light bulbs.

I've seriously lost count of how many had the slowed-down/frozen time sequences...

And I realized I was thinking of last years "Bad Medicine" when I saw the drugs come up again, So I shall remove it from the list...



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The Hero the Internet Deserves Nov 20, 2013 @ 10:45am 
Originally posted by Gilbert Smith:
One that I see a lot is the "Little Buddy" characters. I've seen two about Archimedes and several that personify sentries. Maybe because Story of a Sentry won last year.

Lil Guardian Pyro is no less amazing, of course. It finds a new way to do it and it's really well crafted.

There are a lot of MvM videos this year, too, but since my entry used the Robo-Heavy I can't really criticize that!

MvM and the buddy characters are a part of TF2 to begin with, but also relatively new, so that's understandable I think, whereas "X is a spy" has been done to death since 2007.

You're absolutely right about the sentries, I think a lot of the videos were inspired by last year's finalists.
Gilbert Smith Nov 20, 2013 @ 11:03am 
Even some of the entries that don't use these tropes sort of blur together just because they don't do anything new or different.

Overall, I'm really impressed by the good ones and even some of the ones that are terrible in a funny or interesting way. There's just so many mediocre ones that feel like you've already seen them, though.
John Freeman™ Nov 20, 2013 @ 11:15am 
I haven't seen any things like that except for merasmus.
Shoocharu Nov 20, 2013 @ 11:30am 
Mine didn't have any of those. But I'm still going to lose to Lil' Guard Angel Pyro or whatever its called.
Etmer~! >ω< Nov 20, 2013 @ 1:16pm 
Originally posted by Gilbert Smith:
One that I see a lot is the "Little Buddy" characters. I've seen two about Archimedes and several that personify sentries. Maybe because Story of a Sentry won last year.

I... only saw 1 video that personified a sentry. Can you tell me some more examples? .w.
Characters commit suicide after traumatic event or in hopeless situation. See it in almost every drama entry.
Marioshi [Grampa Soldier] Nov 20, 2013 @ 2:32pm 
Originally posted by ♪ The Ninth Doctor ♪:
Characters commit suicide after traumatic event or in hopeless situation. See it in almost every drama entry.
Yup, this. Or at least they attempt it.
I like this discussion.
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