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Fantasy Anime League – Squeaky Bum Time


We’re into the final stretch of Fantasy Anime League, otherwise known as squeaky bum time. Just realised that most of you are nerds and therefore won’t know what squeaky bum time is. No, it has nothing to do with the sound your average person’s bum makes when faced with a titan. I’ll leave you to google it for yourself. Just don’t use image search.

This post is hereby dedicated to how silly Attack on Titan is.

Scamp – 4th


I am amazing. I have the 5 anime who are scoring the highest in my active team. But we all knew about my amazingness already. Instead I’m going to laugh at my fellow Cart Driver writers. I can’t laugh too much at Inushinde, because he’s so bad he didn’t even manage to secure last place. Instead I’m going to laugh at Shinmaru. He’s probably feeling proud of himself for his higher position than last year, so let me take him down a rung.

What were 2 of his biggest mistakes last year? Not choosing the totally obvious popular new original anime by Gen Urabochi (Psycho Pass) and instead going for a sequel with a ridiculously high barrier to entry (Bakuman 3). What did he do this season? Not choose the totally obvious popular new original anime by Gen Urabochi (Gargantia) and instead going for a sequel with a ridiculously high barrier to entry (Railgun 2). Dearie me Shinmaru. What’s that quote? Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, and I’m a complete idiot.

Shinmaru – 45th

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I’d be insulted, but I’ll let you indulge in impotently lashing out at me because you’ll never win FAL. I do like that you invited more people into FAL who will beat you down. Have fun going to sleep at night knowing that you’ll never achieve the victory you desire, and that the only pleasure you can derive from this contest is belittling your peers. Anyway, I’m doing OK. I’ve probably wrung about all I can from my crew of misfits. A timely switch of Railgun onto my team launched me up several spots (I think I was in the 60s for a while?), so that was nice. Hopefully forum posts and Railgun’s solid rating can make up for it having fewer viewers than the show I swapped it in for, Date A Live. I’m not getting near the top, obviously, but getting into the 30s would be cool.

Inushinde – 229th


What the fuck, how am I not even last? That’s what I get for putting Railgun in first place, I guess, which did really well for some reason, but damn, really? Fuck. And I can’t even switch Railgun with Hayate no Gotoku Cuties, what the fuck?! I’ve done everything right, and somebody somehow outsucked my team. There’s still a month to be worse than usual though, so not all hope is lost! As long as more people drop Hayate no Gotoku Cuties, or Railgun suddenly nosedives in quality, I still have a shot.

Cart Driver Commenters League


  1. Fathomlessblue – 1
  2. Jinkaine – 2
  3. Rihan – 3
  4. Scamp – 4
  5. Caraniel – 7
  6. Pusswookie – 11
  7. Kenyaboi1364 – 14
  8. JoinedforFAL – 25
  9. Kiraly – 32
  10. Fumoffu – 33
  11. Bokusatchii – 34
  12. Shinmaru – 45
  13. Krais – 46
  14. IsaacandAsimov – 47
  15. Viridian – 62
  16. Sandberm – 63
  17. Flawfinder – 69
  18. Click – 84
  19. Volt9 – 93
  20. Rait – 120
  21. Processr – 127
  22. Yerocha – 135
  23. Bradley – 157
  24. Marow – 167
  25. Reiseng – 170
  26. EmperorJ – 198
  27. Inushinde – 229

If you want to be in the Cart Driver league, just leave a comment and we’ll have you in the next post. Genuinely chuffed that the top 4 of the league are Cart Driver commenters. Soon we shall dominate the entire league! Although I have made a terrible mistake because if it wasn’t for those 3, I’d be at the top…damnit, maybe these posts weren’t such a good idea after all.

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  1. hint
    Posted May 28, 2013 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    Scamp always at the top and his fellow writers still haven’t figured out. If i have the requisites i will try play next seasons FAL.
    You know, none should look for AoT images because you will easily expose yourself to key spoilers.

    • Scamp
      Posted May 28, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

      I was very wary of that, but I guess I managed to avoid being knowingly spoiled anyway

  2. Posted May 28, 2013 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    I’m not doing too badly for this being my first FAL. Must be my fantastic taste and spot on ability to spot good shows…..all those years of doing season previews weren’t for nothing!

    • Scamp
      Posted May 28, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

      Actually it’s because you copied me and have the exact same team grumble grumble but I don’t blame you because I am amazing

    • JoinedforFal
      Posted May 28, 2013 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

      when the first post scamp made up this season came out during the 2 week selection process, i was guilty of using it as a source of intel, and when my initial team was only one show different from Scamps i was surprised enough to think that i should have a little more seperation in case things went south for Scamp this season, things didn’t go south and my adjustment keeps me out of the trophy spots. next time i won’t care to tread in Scamps footsteps.

  3. Posted May 28, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    I feel like I should defend my shite performance – I haven’t paid attention to my team since a bad first week. I’ve played plenty of fantasy football leagues, and I know that a bad first week dooms you. It’s all in what you pick off the bat, and I picked Karneval and Crime Edge. So I’ve not bothered with aces or swaps or anything, especially as my benched shows were Rotoscope and HenNeko.

    • Scamp
      Posted May 28, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

      Excuses excuses~

      I’ve been considering introducing a Cart Driver Commenter’s League system. That way we can introduce relegation battles and some more incentive if you’re not doing great right from the off

      • JoinedforFal
        Posted May 28, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

        crime edge was actually a great pick until it lost it’s bonus points.

  4. Posted May 28, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    I tried to switch in Photo Kano, but apparently if I did, the bonus would be lost. What a fucking load. Anyways, I made some bad choices and all, so hopefully I do some more research next time and not pick my choices whilst in the office. Also, never pick dating sims again unless they’re in the first day or something.

    @Caraniel This is your first? Really?

    @fathomlessblue I have no words.

    • JoinedforFal
      Posted May 28, 2013 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

      i’d have a recommendation to try doing for you Mr. Flawfinder, but most competitors probably aren’t active enough to follow it, you could initiate the switch in for photo kano early(properly typed this time) and then wait to see for another competitor to drop photo kano out, if that happens you can keep the swap, but if no one did drop, you could edit your request to make it void just before the deadline.

      • fathomlessblue
        Posted May 28, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

        That’s alright mate, your sighs, sobs & gasps are all I’ll ever need.

        And hey, scoring the top ten on your first try can happen. The last FAL was my first attempt & I made 6th… or to put it in a far more meaningful measurement of success, two higher than Click. Which is all that matters, really.

      • Posted May 28, 2013 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

        I was surprised Cara never played this before. And you for that matter considering you guys have been in this sphere way longer than me.

        And Click being trodden down is all the happiness anyone will ever need.

    • Posted May 29, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

      Yeah 1st FAL – I only started using MAL this year afterall.

  5. Posted May 28, 2013 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    Top 20 certainly sounds better than Top 100. Yay.
    Well, so much for the first FAL. Should have risked to let Aku no Hana in the active team, at least for the first two weeks, as it rapidly crashed after that and wouldn’t give another opportunity to switch it in. Also, fuck Karneval.

  6. Kiraly
    Posted May 28, 2013 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    Oh my. At 32 I’m pretty high up for losing my Aku no Hana ace (I’m still mad at myself).

  7. JoinedforFal
    Posted May 28, 2013 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    broke into the top 25, but not sure if that will stick after week 10, what with all the wildcard shenanigans that might happen.

    my active team is part of the largest group that share the same 5 actives:


    of these 14 only one is beating me, Pietel ,who i didn’t realize was 3rd place just under Scamp last season.

    i posted some musings in the Fal suggestion thread and will post here as well for feedback

    paired anime selections, using this season for example
    A shingeki no kyojin
    A mushibugyou
    B hataraku maousama
    B dansai bunri no crime edge
    C Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S
    C Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko.

    D Kakumeiki Valvrave
    D Suisei no Gargantia
    E Date A Live
    E Aku no Hana

    any swaps would have to be Pair for Pair, example swap the B’s for the D’s, an ace would be for declaring for highest pair instead of highest single show.

    • Posted May 28, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

      I was thinking of something similar, but for initial team selections. In addition to regular team selection, pick one from each:
      Attack on Titan OR Gargantia
      Photo Kano OR Samurai Bride
      Mushibugyou OR Hayate Cuties

      Only one of each pair is allowed on your team, and they always count towards points. So you must decide between similarly projected shows, and some of the lesser titles will matter.

      Either sounds good, the point being to expand the relevance of more shows than the top 7 or 8 each season.

      • JoinedforFal
        Posted May 28, 2013 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

        as an amendment to my propostion, it could be that the pairing is taken out of your hands to decide, and left entirely to the whims of the starting numbers for active / bench

        for example

        choose 6 shows for active and 4 for bench then when selection period is over…

        Team joinedforFal
        A showalpha 150 actives
        A showFoxtrot 14 actives
        B showBravo 120 actives
        B showEcho 44 actives
        C showCharlie 100 actives
        C showDelta 60 actives

        D showGolf 90 active
        D showjuliet 40 active
        E showHotel 70 active
        E showIndia 50 active

        so Pairing A would be the most chosen active show paired with the least chosen active show, Pairing B be would the 2ndhighest/2ndlowest, pairing C 3rd’s and benchs repeat the 1st’s and 2nd’s

  8. Posted May 28, 2013 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    My team played out exactly as I thought it would, but I’m missing the 2nd most popular show of the season. :( Also, I seem to pick teams with the most number of ties. It’d be 3 seasons straight I’d be tied with someone the entire season if I didn’t mess up an Ace last time.

    • JoinedforFal
      Posted May 28, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

      actually currently you do have the second most popular league points wise

      as of week 8 results here is the show totals
      Shingeki no Kyojin 551494
      Suisei no Gargantia 303667
      Hataraku Maou-sama! 287743
      Yahari snafu 258228
      Devil Survivor 2 218934
      Date A Live 203666
      Hentai Ouji 197531
      Photo Kano 190799
      Railgun S 178816
      Kakumeiki Valvrave 176348
      Aku no Hana 176113
      Karneval (TV) 169495
      Crime Edge 167469
      Majestic Prince 164722
      Arata Kangatari 141504
      Samurai Bride 137372
      Muromi-san 130632
      Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W 130061
      Yuyushiki 126275
      Aiura 121760
      Mushibugyou 116269
      Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ 103406
      Zettai Bouei Leviathan 101139
      Yondemasu yo Azazel-sanz 97364
      Hayate no Gotoku! Cuties 90237
      Rainbow Live 40191
      Danchi Tomoo 31785

  9. Rihan
    Posted May 28, 2013 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    You’ll obviously overtake me soon, but I’m hoping I can still finish 3rd. If only I had Henneko instead of DS2.

    • JoinedforFal
      Posted May 28, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

      i’d have thought the words ‘the animation’ would have been enough of a read flag for anyone to avoid. granted it did very well in this first half of the season.

  10. ForlornCreed
    Posted May 28, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    This is a fight to the Death

  11. sandberm
    Posted May 28, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    Lessons learned from my first FAL:

    – Never gloat in Week 2
    – Scamp is usually right
    – I now know what ‘squeaky bum’ means

    • Scamp
      Posted May 29, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

      “Scamp is always right”


      (so long as you don’t mention Guilty Cr*wn)

  12. MysteryMansome
    Posted May 29, 2013 at 12:31 am | Permalink

    While I adore that pic of Sasha, it would be so much better if Mikasa was the one holding the fishing rod.

    • Scamp
      Posted May 29, 2013 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

      I believe there’s a picture out there of Sasha Blouse as a blouse

  13. ANON
    Posted May 29, 2013 at 1:57 am | Permalink

    MUWAHAHAHAHAHA! I did set a goal of at least finishing at above 75th place but I didn’t expect to get to 49th place on week 8!

    at the rate this is going, if shinmaru won’t replace railgun until the end i’ll overtake him by either going up or his team sliding down below me, we’ll see next week :D

    though I would’ve been much higher in the rankings if i had just started with anything other than henneko, i got 0 points on the first week because of not paying attention, that’s one of my biggest regrets, and the other was disregarding hataraku maou-sama. I still get nightmares reminding me of it.

  14. jinkaine
    Posted May 29, 2013 at 3:23 am | Permalink

    As promised, here are some graphs for the first 8 weeks. I crunched scores, viewer count, and discussion posts. Congrats on fathomlessblue most likely clinching this season by avoiding the temptation of choosing Sunrise trainwrecks oTL.

    Pointing out any mistakes would be appreciated.

    • Scamp
      Posted May 29, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

      I know kadian has been doing something similar to this. Interesting to see how LoveCom SNAFU has been steadily rising in score the whole time

  15. Posted May 29, 2013 at 5:47 am | Permalink

    What an incredible increase. From 51st to 4th. I was surprised at your rank when I looked at FAL club one week ago. I didn’t know that this game could be fun. I have to enter next time. Of course, after taking a good look at Scamp’s team. Mwahahaha.

    • Scamp
      Posted May 29, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

      Everyone is going to rip off my team next time =( I’ll deliberately trick people into thinking I’ve picked crappy anime when in fact chose the actual good ones mwahahaha!

  16. Posted May 29, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    I’m totally fine with my ranking.

  17. Rait
    Posted May 29, 2013 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    I have Shingeki no Kyojin and Suisei no Gargantia, but missed with the others.

    Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S, Karneval and Kakumeiki Valvrave are not as popular as I expected and I did a lot better last season.

    Actually I should have realized that Date A Live will become popular because the whole internet is full of it’s fan art (especially about one certain character). Same goes for Devil Survivor 2. There are so many game fans out there.

    What I absoltely don’t understand is why Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru is so high up.

    • Posted May 30, 2013 at 7:17 am | Permalink

      Titan and Gargantia are obvious choice because of hype
      Date a Live and Hentai Neko because of their genre, also good/renowned artist, lots of fanart.
      Hataraku Maou-sama and Yahari are really unexpected darkhorse. I wouldn’t have them too if I were to enter FAL.

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