I feel personally responsible for Callie’s loss in the final Splatfest

Proof that Marie was ‘the mainstream one’ all along

This last Splatfest was about as close as they come, with Team Marie winning the popular vote with 54 percent and games won with a mere 51 percent of the total victories, adding up to a final score of 340 for Callie and 360 for Marie. While I did manage to get a vote in for Team Callie earlier in the month, I did not participate in any of this Splatfest’s actual games. I tried last night but my internet inked the bed, so I gave up. I may have been doing my team a favor too, as I haven’t had time to bone up on my Splatoon skills for more than a few minutes a month since my son was born last August. 

Still, I think all of us on Team Callie can hang our heads in shame today, as it is 100 percent our fault that our chosen Squid Sister landed on all ends of the loss column. On top of all that, it looks like Team Callie also failed to win the popularity contest among Destructoid readers as well. We failed, guys. We failed. We’re the real problem with this country.

The good news is, Callie herself doesn’t seem too broken up over her loss. Instead of lamenting the failure of her team, she instead used her post-loss commentary time to chirp a cheerful proclamation of “SQUID SISTERS FOREVER” before congratulating Marie on her win, to which Marie could only thank Callie for being her best friend. So even though Callie may have lost the game, she’s once again proven that she’s a winner in all the ways that really count. I can’t wait to see what she’s got in store for us in the inevitable NX entry of the budding Splatoon series.

[Art credit: 3DROD]

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes