Jim & Yahtzee's Rhymedown Spectacular: A Fitting End

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A Fitting End

After more than a year of poetry, Jim and Yahtzee will be putting down the pens to work on another project together.

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Well, Jim was right about one thing; it was a bit of a letdown. Was there some warning that the show was ending that I missed, or was this all that was planned to let viewers know? Did someone actually tell Yahtzee that the show was ending? His poem could have been about that, or it might have just been his regular work.

Well, it was something while it lasted. I hope they do do something again in the future; maybe actual discussions on video game things, like that short-lived column that had Yahtzee and James from Extra Credits (along with others).
 

Silentpony_v1legacy

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Wait what?

WHAT?!

Well that came out of left field. Surprise! No more rhymes! I'm sad, but I can totally see why Jim and Yatzhee would be too busy to keep up with it.
But still saddening...
 

Mr. Q

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It's sad to see the Rhymedown Spectacular come to an end. The poetry styles of Ben "Yahtzee" Crowshaw and Jim Sterling will be greatly missed. I do hope that their next project together will be just as epic.
 

Legion

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I am sad to see this go. I've watched and enjoyed them all. The only reason I didn't comment all that often was because I didn't really want to post a low content reply once a week just to say I liked it.

I cannot believe it has been a year already though, that caught me off guard.
 

Uriel_Hayabusa

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Ah, Rhymedown Spectacular. Good night sweet prince. It was fun while it lasted. Here's hoping that the next project Jim & Yahtzee will be working on will also be entertaining.
 

CrazyCapnMorgan

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"I think I won a moral victory." - Jim Sterling

I dunno if you can count that Pokemon poem a "moral" victory, but you certainly won.....something. Laughter and praise, I guess.

Fare thee well, Jim and Yahtzee and may your future projects be as fascinating as this one was.

"I left in love, in laughter, and in truth and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit."
 

LoneWolf83

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You have to be careful, Jim, when having sex with Pokemon, you could catch Poke'herpes and you relay don't want that. You don't feel it that much but you hear it, every day and night, Goddamn, I am so sick of hearing "Herpy, herpy, herpy" coming from my crotch all the time.

This is sad. I really enjoyed these.
 

Xman490

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Well, Yahtzee didn't do anything special. But it's nice to see him insulting "MuMORPuGers".
I, for one, am just a bit sad about this ending. Now, there's nothing to tide me over in the 11 (a.m.) EST hour before ZP comes out. But it's no surprise as Jim often can't find enough time to make a rhyme.
 

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Real said to see this show go.

But it was fun while it lasted. :)

I look forward to what you two do next! :D

Also, I'd say each episode had only one winner.

The audience. ;p
 

Bke

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Myself, brother and friends are sad to see this go, we watched it every week. However it was clearly on its last legs towards the end as Jim was unable to keep up the schedule etc... pity there are so few hours in the day.

Thank you both Jim and Yahtzee for a year or so of fun poems and much laughter.

Hope the next thing is something like a podcast, I'd love to hear the two of you discussing games together.
 

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Thunderous Cacophony said:
Was there some warning that the show was ending that I missed, or was this all that was planned to let viewers know?
Jim mentioned it on Twitter a few weeks ago, but as far as I know there's been no mention on here.
 

Sylocat

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Dang... it was a darn good run, that's for sure.

I'd re-watch them all in a chain, but I'm worried I wouldn't be able to stop talking in rhymes afterwards.
 

Symion

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You couldn't beat Yahtzee fair and square so you had to call off the war? How sad...

Seriously: It was an enjoyable ride and its disappointing more people didn't tune in.
 

Evonisia

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At least Yahtzee ended on a takedown of the grind-tastic nature of video games. I kinda regret missing one of the episodes now (I'm not sure which one), but I am glad to have seen all of them as they came out. At best we can hope for a Lisa Foiles' esque triumphant return in 2016 only to get even less views on each video. Still, farewell to the Rhymedown Spectacular, you were more than just a Sonic/Mario crossover on the Wii.

/sniff

Here's to the future: A Smash Bros on the Wii U!
 

Tiamattt

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Only the mighty Calculon can show I truly feel about this series ending.



Seriously though it was a very welcome addition to the site, and it was really nice to see how funny Yahtzee can be when he isn't saying 19745893038 words a minute. Good luck in your next project guys, and thanks for all the laughs. :D
 

flying_whimsy

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Bummer. I've watched every one of these as they've come out. Now I'm sorry I didn't comment more often; I really loved this series. I understand Jim being too busy, but I hope Yahtzee throws a poem up on fullyramblomatic or his youtube account once in a while.

Farewell Rhymedown Spectacular: you'll be missed.
 

nihilanth1911

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Thank you For all the awesome rhyming you've given us. You truly are wordsmiths. And i look forward to seeing what your next project turns out to be. salutations gentlemen.
 

azurine

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Aw man, I'm gonna miss these.
And Jim, I think people thought it was a contest because it was called "Rymedown" which everyone concluded was a play on "throwdown". The show's very title made it sound like a battle of rhyme and verse.

But I digress. As weird and inappropriate as some of Jim's poems were sometimes, there were some really great ones too (the dark syde being one of my favorites because WOW that guy's incompetent).

Whatever's next, we're looking forward to it.
In the mean time, we will all thank god... for Jim and Yahtzee.
 

RA92

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It's obvious Jim's routine is taking a toll on him. I'm going to miss this.

LoneWolf83 said:
You have to be careful, Jim, when having sex with Pokemon, you could catch Poke'herpes and you relay don't want that.
No Jim! Don't listen to this knave! You go catch Poke-herpes, Poke-AIDS... gotta catch 'em all, man!
 

The Artificially Prolonged

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Wow they've been doing this show for a year? Where did the time go? So many unforgettable memories... and therapy sessions thanks to a certain Pokemon themed poem :p

It's been fun and I look forward to whatever project you've got lined up next.
 

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Thunderous Cacophony said:
Was there some warning that the show was ending that I missed
The writing (pun intended?)has been on the wall for a while now, Jim's contribution to the Smackdown has been a regression into to a rhyming addendum to Jimquisition for as long as I can remember.

I will miss Yahtzee's twisted, lyrical tales, however.
 

rofltehcat

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I never expected this to last as long as it did. Don't get me wrong, it was mostly great but coming up with an actual good poem every week is pretty hard. At first I thought it was a one-off thing or maybe one video every 2-3 weeks but you guys really produced a lot of weekly videos that were really mostly good.

I'd love to see more poems, maybe when the mood grips you two you can release one. That way you'd probably end up at a 2-3 week irregular schedule anyways. I'd certainly prefer it to having declining quality on a weekly show.
 

Jim And Yahtzee

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Aaah, sad that it didn't work out. I watched every week (sometimes even rewatched the really awesome ones), so it ain't my fault.

I'm curious what the next "thing" is going to be though.

Anyway, a good run, GG guys.
 

Darth_Payn

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Well, I did not expect to see the end of this series so soon. Yahtzee, your poem makes me rethink about all the group quests and Flashpoints I did in Old Republic, from the perspective of the NPC's I interacted with. Jim, thank you for that goodbye message, and don't worry about it being a competition: we are all winners for your poetry.
 

andersgeek

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NO!
First they kill off the probably sanest person on Mad Men, and now Rhymedown Spectacular is no more, as well. I is sad. :eek:(
 

Elijah Newton

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Here endeth the Rhymedown Spectacular
With an episode unexpectedly crepuscular.
Both Yahtzee and Jim
Were in it to win...
*sniffle*
Man, I ain't crying - shut up, you liar.


Thanks Yahtzee and Jim for taking the time to do something new. I loved what I saw and really look forward to your next project.
 

Kenjitsuka

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How about Yahtzee going at it alone?
He's clearly enjoyed it, I read somewhere he likes to do poetry, and it was always very good and usually mighty clever.

Jim phoned it in a few times, and boy, what a bummer ending he gave us... :(

Fitting captcha: one of those shitty brand ones where you "need to describe this brand with any word(s)". :mad:
 

Xardas

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Well I guess I'm with the majority on this one, and I'm disappointed to see this end, but if Jim and Yahtzee think it's time to end it, then I guess it's time. So yea it was fun while it lasted and I hope the new thing you guys are doing is at least as good as this.
 

Canadamus Prime

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What? No more Rhymedown Spectaculars? Damn it! I loved this show. As much as your poems often made me squirm Jim, I am going to miss them.
 

Jim And Yahtzee

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Yahtzee last poem on the Rhymedown Spectacular kinda reminded me of Mogworld. Btw for those who haven't yet: buy his books "Mogworld" & "Jam"
 

Strazdas

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ech, i reacted deeply to the news of it ending but then jims SINCERE[footnote]and the thousand meters stare[/footnote] speech somehow made me feel strange. i always loved you Jim but this..... made me realize there is yet another level of respect i have for you. Thank you for this brief speech. now i go cry a little.


P.S. why was it that majority of people posting here didnt seem to get how yatzees poem fits with ending series? they do rhymedown every week, they slay demon lord every week, now the demon lord decided to pack away and move on and the show is over....
 

Formica Archonis

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Awww, I really liked this series.:/

Well, here's to the future show! (Now I just have to remember to set up the RSS feed for it....)
 

Kerethos

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Jim, I think we need to quarantine you from interacting with Dodger for a while, no Co-optional podcasts for at least a couple of weeks. I can tell she's a bad influence on you, as you're sitting there with your tea, drinking in front of a camera. If this goes on you'll suddenly have blue hair or be wearing some kind of animal costume!

... come to think of it, that might be quite amusing.

In all seriousness though, I'm sad to see this end, as it was a good bit of amusement in the middle of the week. But I'm looking forward to see what the two of you might be working on next.
 

TitanAura

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Awwww! I've been following this every week since it started! It's not the most appealing show demographic wise but it's so.... DIFFERENT from everything on this site. Le sigh....
 

teamcharlie

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Two minds:
1) Yahtzee and Jim are great, both politically and in terms of talent, and everything they do should be successful.

2) I don't like poetry and rarely watched this show, because even with such great performers behind it I got very little enjoyment out of the Rhymedown Spectacular.

So, here's hoping that their new show does well, because it deserves to. And that it's not a musical. I don't exactly oppose musicals, I just know I won't watch it if that's what it ends up being.
 

Callate

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Thank you both for your efforts.

It's been fun, and funny, and occasionally, downright disgusting. But I still appreciate it.
 

FPLOON

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I think Yahtzee won this week...

OT: Holy crap! I don't know how to feel about a finale such as this... On one hand, I did not see it coming... but, on the other hand, I don't think I wanted to see it coming in the first place...

Anyway, this whole series was really awesome to watch... Dare I say it contributed to me finally diving into the Escapist forums just so that I could make a thread about haikus[footnote]in which I did in the Forum Games section for my 135th overall post... which lead to some other stuff that's not important right now...[/footnote], but I digress...

Now, to spend the rest of my future Wednesdays just re-watching all of the videos until the next Jimahtzee corssover...
*resets the imaginary clock*

An unexpected
ending to a poetic
crossover duo
 

Olas

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I think maybe the reason it wasn't more popular is because people didn't know what to expect each week which made it harder to get excited for it, whereas Zero Punctuation: Arkham Whatever tells us pretty much what we're getting and thus we're more likely to click on it.

Dni0 said:
Publish the poems! Give us the book. Use kickstarter if you have to.
Seconded. It'd basically be free money for content you've already created. I wouldn't be surprised if some Escapists were willing to contribute artwork as well.
 

Willstown

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Thanks for making something a little different chaps.

Sad to see one of my favorites cease to be, but happy that future team ups await.

Hopefully the poetry will still make an occasional appearance in your other works, this art needs to live on!
 

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Xman490 said:
Well, Yahtzee didn't do anything special.
I thought that his poem may have been obliquely referencing the fact that Jim and himself had "talked about it, and agreed this routine's overrated".
 

Jim And Yahtzee

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Olas said:
I think maybe the reason it wasn't more popular is because people didn't know what to expect each week which made it harder to get excited for it, whereas Zero Punctuation: Arkham Whatever tells us pretty much what we're getting and thus we're more likely to click on it.

Dni0 said:
Publish the poems! Give us the book. Use kickstarter if you have to.
Seconded. It'd basically be free money for content you've already created. I wouldn't be surprised if some Escapists were willing to contribute artwork as well.
Precisely. Could even start a competition in this regard. Christ, we should be on the marketing team.
 

MeChaNiZ3D

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Rhymedown Spectacular has been glorious, although at points you could tell Jim's heart wasn't in it. It would have been nice to have something more...spectacular to end the series, but it had a good run.
 

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To be completly honest, I would gladly give up Movie Defense Force if it meant you guys could get more time to do this show unless that's the reason it's cancelled.
Edit: Oh and about the "competition". The show IS called "Rhymedown Spectacular" Rhymedown= Showdown, Throwdown. Safe to assume it was a competition until you specifically told us it wasn't.
 

varmintx

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So, the show gets cancelled and, for I believe the first time ever, it gets more comments than Zero Punctuation.
 

Evonisia

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varmintx said:
So, the show gets cancelled and, for I believe the first time ever, it gets more comments than Zero Punctuation.
Well the first two episodes scored more than the Zero Punctuations of those weeks, as did this one.

Meanwhile this week's Zero Punctuation is looking like it'll end up in joint second-to-least commented on (with Tabula Rasa at 45, and Lost Planet 3 is at 43).
 

-Dragmire-

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... God damn it!

I should have been more strict with my viewing schedule for this show.

Would anyone at the Escapist be able to say what the approximate average weekly viewership was for the Rhymedown near the end? Ballpark, was it hundreds? Thousands? If it's a completely private matter then nevermind, I am merely curious.
 

Ten Foot Bunny

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Too bad... I really liked this series. Still, these two great minds can definitely dream up something bigger and better. ;) Can't wait to see what's in store!