Jim & Yahtzee's Rhymedown Spectacular: House on the Hill

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I'm worried about Jim. Not in the smug, he's crazy way but in a legit way. In his last inquisition video he said he had thought about quitting several times and I can't help but feel these poetry episodes can be contributing. I mean 9/10 the comments are about either how strange Jim is or how they don't get the poetry. the tenth comment is something like 'yatzhee won', which is indirectly insulting Jim.
Stupid haters...

Looming_Shadows:
Am I SERIOUSLY the only one here who DOESN'T find this series to be a competition!? Frankly I, for one, love BOTH of Jim's AND Yahtzee's poems. Besides they don't even tackle the same subject, therefore comparing them would be comparing a banana and a Televison, two completely different things.

I find people are judging it less as a competition and more cataloging which of the poems between the two they prefer. It seems less like, "I think Jim won this week" and more like, "I enjoyed Jim's more than Yahtzee's this week". While enjoying both, it's not bad to say you enjoyed one more than the other is it?

EDIT: Some people definitely do see it as a competition however I believe they are a very small minority.

OT: Jim, did you need multiple attempts at the tickling Ganondorf part? It's quite the tongue twister to me.

Both were great this week.

Also, "tickling ganondorf" is really hard to say that fast :(

I want to tell you Jim, that today I decided to press replay just to listen to your part again :)

I usually don't like Jim's stuff as much, but this one just had me laughing my ass off. Yahtzee's was pretty good, but I'd say Jim would have won today.

I stick around for both rhyme spectaculars, gotta have the yin AND the yang

For those confused Yahtzee's poem was about the Silent Hill series over time. The beggining part about the statues references the weird puzzles, the jammed doors references how around half the rooms are permenately sealed off, and the lack of lights is also common throughout the series. The roommate mentioned is supposed to be pyramid head from the second game. The rented flat and murderer who mistakes yahtzee for his mom references the events of the forth game. The Japanease landlord selling it to the American references the change in the development studio.

karma9308:
Don't worry Jim, I don't turn the video off after Yahtzee. Though I feel that watching says more about me than you.

Indeed. Though I am one of the shattered so it'd be weird for me to not watch Jim.

puffy786:
The rented flat and murderer who mistakes yahtzee for his mom references the events of the forth game.

Thanks for that. I thought it was a reference to a different game and was going to ask if anyone knew which one.

The mood whiplash of Jims poem was rather large but I found myself giggling anyway.

Fucking weird as usual I see Jim.

But hey, do you have a e-mail address I can reach you with, been looking all over for one but can't find one.
I have things to show and tell you that must never see the light of day. MWHAHAHAHA!!

I still watch you Jim!
Yahtzee's poems are clever, but yours have more of a beat to them. X3

Though the last few were not to my taste, I usually see and like Jim's poems. Just adding another name to that list.

I doubt either of them will read this, but why the fuck not?

Yahtzee's are funnier, yes. That's what he's known for. His ZP series is one of, if not the, most successful shows on the escapist; a scathing, comedic review of games.

*But*

How many of the people that supposedly switch off after Yahtzee actually read his serious commentary on the industry in his EP column?

Jim's poetry has always been less about humour than it has been about satire and making a point. It has been occasionally heavy handed, but he seems to approach these shows with a similar mindset to that of the 'quisition that many of us love for the insightful opinions. It doesn't translate as well into this format, but it's still fun to watch and have a think about.

This isn't counting his efforts in last few weeks. Those have been that special kind of mental that Jim does oh so well. ;)

Cheers for the entertainment, boys.

Cougs.

chriswolvie:
I don't have any problems with Jim's writing style
His humoresque prose always ekes out a smile
I like his stick-to-it-ness; he just will not yield
His poems aren't bad; they're just out in left field

Yahtzee's are thoughtful and mem'ry-provoking
Jim's may be weird but, remember, he's joking!
After Yahtzee's dark prose (which is also quite funny)
The "Thank God For Me" guy hits right on the money

I'll have to admit, though, that Yahtzee's ARE better
Consider'bly more mem'rable than Jim's word and letter
But you must realize that life is so demanding
Without you peoples' lack of sheer understanding
(See what I did there? HA!)

So, Mr. Sterling, I hope it'll suffice
If I watch your poem only once (maybe twice)
You may not be mem'rable but cry zero tears
Who'll remember ANY of this in a hundred years?!

Brilliant wordsmithery! I'd say you could give Jim and Yahtzee a run for their money!

Sorry Jim, but no matter how hard you try you'll just never be as bleak and creepy as Yahtzee.

This weeks was quite a WTF moment :P
Just the way I like it, keep it up guys!

Seems to me that Jim is eschewing the use metaphor as a tool to comment on the situation of games, in favour of writing video game-themed dadaist fetish poetry. I'm not sure if this means that he's stopped taking this seriously, finally found his niche, or both.

Silentpony:
I'm worried about Jim. Not in the smug, he's crazy way but in a legit way. In his last inquisition video he said he had thought about quitting several times and I can't help but feel these poetry episodes can be contributing. I mean 9/10 the comments are about either how strange Jim is or how they don't get the poetry. the tenth comment is something like 'yatzhee won', which is indirectly insulting Jim.
Stupid haters...

That's... not actually true, is it?
I mean, I'd rather not have Jim Sterling quit, his Jimquisition is wonderful entertainment during the bleak Monday mornings. Do you mean from this segment, or from the Escapist altogether?

In any case, although I didn't understand much of Yatzhee's piece, it was a rather well done poem, and Jim's was just as crazy as his last one; whether that's a good or bad thing is subjective. I myself enjoyed it, even if the image created is horrific.

Oh Jim, I haven't had a laugh that good in quite some time. Thanks for those verses.

XD!!!

Jim, I never turn it off on your turn, sides, I was wondering where you where going with killing Mario, and was not disappointing with the out come

Great one this week, Jim.

So what was Yahtzee's metaphor/poem about?

Both awesome in their own right, I definitely dont turn it off after Bens Bit, I love both the poems. Best show on the escapist ^^

1Life0Continues:
I'm new-ish here, so I can't profess to know a lot about Jim, but it seems that his 'descent into madness' is a deliberate choice to spite the naysayers who think he's awful. And if that really is the case, good on him. I enjoy both of them immensely.

As he's mentioned other places, Jim felt that everyone was saying "Yahtzee won this round" every week, no matter how hard he tried, simply because he didn't do as many complicated metaphors like Yahtzee. That, and he really enjoys seeing the serious Escapist crowd trying to make sense and find meaning in his random gibberings about watching porn with Miltank.

So, yeah. We brought this on ourselves. As a huge fan of Podtoid, I embrace the insanity.

cricket chirps:
So what was Yahtzee's metaphor/poem about?

Don't hold me to it, but I think it was referencing "Moon logic" adventure games. If you have never played one of them, you probably won't understand as much.

Say you need to get a broom from the closet, but it's locked. Usually, you get a key or something. Instead, you go grab some playdough. Then you use that to be a mould for a key then? Nope, you melt the playdough, but you can only do that by putting a cup of flour in a fire. Then afterwards (IF you had the bucket to catch the playdough you should've gotten 10 rooms back, and cannot go back to), and then you mix the liquid with a CPU hard drive, and then put toilet paper in. Then what do you do? You flush it down the toilet, thus causing the pipes in the house to explode, thus opening the door to get the broom for you to zipline down into an underwater cave 6 rooms from now.

The main reason I responded was to say a moon logic puzzle, but you get the point.

Damnit Jim!!! Now I have your singing stuck in my head........ Yah jerk....

Yep not going away either.

Both were great this week.

Jim's one got that "tickling Ganondorf" bit stuck in my head, thanks.

Clearly, I don't need to pile on with all of the Jim Love in these comments.....

But hell I will anyway. Mr. Quisition you've got all the signs of the Classics. All the way down to the English accent. Love it. And hell, who doesn't enjoy the thought of Ganondorf being tickled. His laugh is so....spirited.

Also, is it me or is the vid named after Yahtzee's poem way more prevalently? I demand justice! Or cupcakes! I'll be satisfied with Cupcakes at Expo.

Silent Hill poem! yay!

I love how Jim started out normal this week. :D

good job, Jim. Your poem was interesting and with a element of weird that made it better. I think you won this one.

Valderis:
Fucking weird as usual I see Jim.

But hey, do you have a e-mail address I can reach you with, been looking all over for one but can't find one.
I have things to show and tell you that must never see the light of day. MWHAHAHAHA!!

It can't be that hard to find his email (or the email of jonathan holmes, which is the one you want for sending disturbing messages to jim) since he often says he gets emails from fans on the podcast.

Irridium:

karma9308:
Don't worry Jim, I don't turn the video off after Yahtzee. Though I feel that watching says more about me than you.

Indeed. Though I am one of the shattered so it'd be weird for me to not watch Jim.

Same, although I find the lack of holmes in the poems disturbing.

qeinar:

Irridium:

karma9308:
Don't worry Jim, I don't turn the video off after Yahtzee. Though I feel that watching says more about me than you.

Indeed. Though I am one of the shattered so it'd be weird for me to not watch Jim.

Same, although I find the lack of holmes in the poems disturbing.

Perhaps the miltank is an allegory for Holmes?

Hm... we must investigate further!

OlasDAlmighty:
Sorry Jim, but no matter how hard you try you'll just never be as bleak and creepy as Yahtzee.

Exhibit B, your honor.

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