Keep all tournament talk ITT.—Timer: https://itsalmo.st/time-for-the-quarterfinals-to-end-62vh►Vote https://forms.gle/Qo6VfguWu9zYMXow8►Bracket https://challonge.com/5291svl8►Rounds ProcessJust vote for one of the two contestants►Previous threads►Discussion >>4508901 ►Nominations >>4520756 ►Qualifiers >>4521773 ►Round One >>4522799 ►Round Two >>4523713 ►Round Three >>4524760 ►Round Four >>4526007►Hosts>Ballsanon !!TSeJH+Shkly
...*walks back into the darkness, seemingly satisfied with whatever it wanted to accomplish*
Most of my picks made it, but unfortunately Bumble Bee and Kiwi were left behind. There's still Axolotl though.>up against T. rexMotherfucker.
>Pongo vs. GorillaIt's not Gorilla vs. Bear, but an acceptable substitute nonetheless
>>4527132 was fun watching the last few hours because orangutan and seal where neck and neck until the orangutans pulled it through in the last 15 minutes
>two of my mains in Elite 8Feels pretty good not gonna lie.
>Giant Pacific Octopus>Shark>Gorilla>Axolotl
Good game Pongo, you fought well and you definitely have my seal of approval in the tourney. Now if you'll excuse me, the sea needs me to roam free.
we made it sharkbros!
shit animalsshit tournament
>Giant Pacific Octopus>Mantis Shrimp>Shark>Crow>Gorilla>Orangutan>T-Rex>AxolotlHow we feelin about this Elite 8, /an/?
>>4527148A bit too much marine and primate representation
>>4527148I approve of 3/8
>>4527148Should've been only Plants.
>>4527148I was rooting for at least one slot of plant rep and an insect or arachnid, but these are all fine, solid competitors. I can see why each of them made it. Personally I'm pulling for a Mantis Shrimp vs Axolotl finale. Either winning would make me happy.
>kiwi>bee>green pythoneveryone I vote for loses...
>>4527148>even split between terrestial and aquaticKinda suprising, im interested to see which side it tips in favor of in the semis
Alright we’re in the elite eight, let’s see who we’re up against…WOAH we gotta bring out the big bananas here, that’s one of our cousins. No time to waste, let’s swing through
>>4527157the snout of doom
>it will be two rounds until we're rid of the primate menace
>>4527136THERE GOES MY HERO
>>4527159The finale should be the aquatic vs. terrestrial
>>4527130Don't worry Kiwichads, your sacrifice won't be in vain. We'll be sure to carry on your name all the way until we hopefully win!
>>4527157those were the three i was rooting for too, it hurtsat least mantis shrimp is still in
>Tfw managed to make Pongo vs Gorilla possible through my five alts
>>4527176Spitevoting primates from here on out
>shrimp in the quarter-finals Incredible. Can the humble mantis shrimp go all the way?
>>4527183>>4527176That’s just uncalled for, we just chilling
>>4527183Don't fall for falseflags
Who could say no to this face?
Alright so we’re the last of the avians here and now we’re facing off against a tough sea creature. Let’s not waste this elite eight position
>>4527150all life returns to the sea
Fun fact: Axolotl was one of the words Mad Magazine used as recurring "nonsense" words, along others like potrzebie or veeblefetzer.
>>4527217Judging by sizes alone, I'm hoping for Axolotl and Mantis Shrimp finals. I'm a sucker for rooting for those who have the most uphill battles.
>third time T. rex made it to the E8Holy fuck let’s go! I hope he can go further
>>4527233IF I DIDN'T ANCHOR IT IT'S CAUSE I DIDN'T WANNA ANCHOR IT
>>4527254this is murder
>>4527254>Is that all you got you pigeon nig-
>>4527254Unsung hero. Kiwi as Mvp
>shark vs crowI fucking love both of them so much goddamn. The rest were easy though
>gorilla vs orangoutanall my other votes are locked in but this one, how about you anons try and sell we which ene to vote for cause i really have no idea
>>4527333gorilla cause jungle beat
>>4527333might as well post more pic
>>4527333We chilling around in the tress, gorilla’s are all the action but what about relaxing like us
>>4527130>Nigersaurus didn't make it through.You guys are no fun.
>>4527333Orangutan has no style, he has no grace.The gorilla is bigger, faster and stronger too.
We’re Only halfway there until the qualifiers are finished, vote for the snail everyone!
>>4527333I went with my favorite meme>gorilla grip pussy
I can't choose between Trex and Axolotl...
>>4527175It's ok buzzer, you can do it the next year.
Octopusbros...I worried this might be the end of us. Everyone seems to love the shrimp.
>>4527407it was never a fight
>>4527414Wtf, did it just punch the shrimp away?
>>4527333Pongo would help you if you were in the opposite situation
for me it's>octopus >pongo>crow>tyrannosaurus
>>4527407Well, all of the contestants are in the elite 8 now, so they can be happy with that.
>>4527130>>4527217So, looking at this Elite Eight we can deduce that >/an/ mostly likes Aquatic animals (4) followed by Terrestrial animals (3) and in the last place aerial animals (1)>/an/ mostly prefers Vertebrates over Invertebrates (6 vs 2)>This elite eight includes Two Theropods, Two Primates, An Amphibian, A Shark, A Crustacean and a Mollusk.
>rex made it to the E8Cool, I guess I’ll post some fun facts. To avoid spam I’ll do it every few hours or so.In spite of popular belief, Tyrannosaurus actually had incredible eyesight, dwarfing that of even Eagles. They could see in detail up to 4 miles away! They could also smell up to 10 miles away. They would know you’re there before you’d know it was.
>>4527587I really wish Tiktaalik made it into elite 8, for prehistoric representation alongside Trex.
New Thread for /an/. >>4527588
>>4527596Don’t shill your thread here
>>4527598You are taking over the catalogue with subjective threads. Least you can do is acknowledge good threads.
>>4527608that's a good idea, you should link one
>>4527608please don't shill, this thread if for discussing the current round and the overall tournament
>>4527608Oh no a zoophile thread died for this. The horror
>>4527608I’m I witnessing….drama? Well every tournament has to have one this time as the result of the slow NATURE of this board
>>4527136goodnight sweet prince...
>>4527217Looks dope, nice job anon
>>4527681Gorilla... You ain't so bad, big guy.
Sharkbros report in
Vote sloth! Let's get into the main bracket!
>>4527745What was going in this shark's brain, I wonder.
vote for cute, vote for the axolotl!
>>4527776T. rex is pretty cute too
>>4527833But can a T-rex do this?
"Tyrant lizard king"? What's a king to a GOD?
>>4527835>>4527837god I fucking hate this thing's retarded face
>>4527850That's not very nice.
>>4527387Axolotl is fun and all, but T-Rex is the king.
>>4527745This is cute but he probably can't nuzzle too close without getting hurt by the shark's skin teeth.
T. rex has been found to have had scales on its face with sensitivity akin to human fingers. This has led to speculation that they would rub faces as part of the mating process. Would you boop the snoot?
>>4527931>>4527937 (me)Lmao what are the odds of two people posting the same pic?
>>4527939To be fair, it's a great drawing
>>4527931>Axolotl is fun and all, but T-Rex is the king.T-Rex may be the king, but Axolotl is a Model Organism.
>>4527942Being used for experimentation isn’t really a cool thing to brag about
>>4527947NTA but in some ways it is, similar to how you can brag about dogs' and horses' usefulness.Still voting for Tyrannosaurus though
>>4527947OK, here's something else to brag about then: Axolotls can grow extra limbs.
>>4527963Makes sense>>4527965I’ll admit that is cool
>mantis shrimp>Shark>Pongo>RexThis is the objectively correct set of choices and anything else is not only wrong but heretical in the extreme.
>>4527992Agreed except I can’t decide between shark and crow
>>4527965Why grow extra limbs when you can just bite the thing trying to take them off of you in half?
>>4527992Based and blessed choices
>>4527996>Well, my body has some of the best regeneration around, does that count?>I’LL JUST HAVE TO BIT HARDER THENNo one is going to get this
>shark is a single candidateThis is too general. Clearly some sharks are much more superior than others.Pic related, the superior shark.
>>4527992Voted the opposite on all of them
>>4528002Yeah maybe specific species should only be nominated for next year
>>4528002Yeah, I was gonna start posting exotic sharks too. While I love the great white, the others are worthy of attention as well.Here's everyone's favorite beauty star goblin shark, in all of its' large snout/retractable jaw glory. Hard to believe this thing is real.
>>4528002I don't get it anon, you didn't post a picture of the mighty tiger shark. Was it a mistake? Here bro, I have you covered>>4528005You are a heretic and I see you, your family line, and all historical records of their existence purged from this earth. Make your peace while you still can.
>>4528013This and families or geniuses get treated as "series" akin to King of /v/ and /co/lympus so you don't end up with a tourney flooded by cats and dogs species
>>4528015Great choice. Here’s another exotic shark from the abyss as well, the frilled shark. These things are ancient and primitive, even for shark standards, which says a lot.
See, the reason I'm not voting for Shark is because you put Shark in there, not Great White Shark. You gotta be more specific here.
>>4528019I mean, the whale shark was a separate contestant (not that it helped)Speaking of, I don't think I saw a single campaigning post for the biggest fish in the ocean, might as well post her now
>>4528002That boy ain't right.
>>4527424No, the shrimp punched the octopus.
>>4528013>>4528019most definitely will be a thing if /an/ wants another tournament in the future, for the first I didn't want to rulesfag everything to see how things went
>>4528078Either that or only have up to 3 types of cats/dogs/etc be eligible per year
Full Throttle Axolotl
>>4528078>>4528084I like the 3 species per family limit. Avoids the bracket getting flooded. Like that Ms /co/ year where there were like 8 Steven universe characters
Pongobros how are we feeling?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2V9LfTKuDs
>>4528092Wasn't that Spinel's year?
>>4528094I don’t remember exactly, but spinel was 2019
>>4528078I do feel this should be a one off tournament especially on how slow this board is and how some anon’s are starting to get a bit aggravated on how it’s flooding the board.
>>4528094Yep. All kinds of rules were made in response to that year.
>>4528099>some anonsEh, it’s one guy so far. It’s also like what, 7 threads? That’s a small fraction of a board that’s so goddamn slow most threads aren’t even used for the most part.
>>4528099Ignore the no fun allowed faggots. If a thread gets pushed out of the catalog on /an/ of all places then it didn't really garner any interest to begin with
>>4528108And our threads still somehow manage to get archived...
>>4528092Or 22 touhou characters in Queen /v/
>>4528084brainstorming cus its fun but since there's a lot of choice between domesticated canines/felines and wild it'd probably be best to allow 3 from eachas for meme picks they don't seem to be a problem, maybe anons could nominate their own pets but only 1 per tournament >>4528092how time flies, still remember 2019 like it was yesterday>>4528099it's been one guy so far like >>4528108 said, we've had a total of 8 threads if you include the discussion thread and the 9 for the even older one from feb, so we're hardly flooding the catalog probably just bumping off some fags 3 reply max thread
>>4528093I’m confident that we’ll make it but the gorilla is a strong foe to best and I don’t feel he’ll deal with the tyrannosaurus like King Kong would, we gotta pull through
I still haven't accepted toadline not being in the finals
With a purposeful grimace and a terrible soundHe pulls himself out of the qualifiers roundHelpless anons on a tournament threadScream bug-eyed as he tears up a grizzly bearHe picks up a kiwi and he throws it back downAs he wades through the bracket looking for the next pawnOoooooh no, they say he's got to goGo go T-Rex! yeah!Ooooooh no, there goes AxolotlGo go T-Rex! yeah!Nature shows again and againWhy he's called great tyrant lizard kingT-Rex!
>>4528142That’s a big T. rex…
>>4528142I love that song, the version in King of Monsters was great.
>>4528153I can’t believe it took almost 50 years for that song to be in a Godzilla movie
>>4528142Now draw them as cute girls
AXOLOTL LOOKS LIKE ME SO THE TREX WILL JOB IN FIVE MINUTES!
>>4528162Frieza you retard... If T-Rex wins, the next match is lizard vs ape, you should be rooting for him.
STOP THE COUNT
Semifinals round is up!>>4528168
Get fucked Pongo, that one's for Seal.
Doh we lost, well gorilla looks like it’s all up to you now, snap that dinosaurs jaw
Vote for Gorilla so that his soul may finally find peace