Help puddi win a PS4

Former translator. Not Dark_Sage.


Because I’m a lazy piece of shit.

So here’s the deal. I’m gonna be at Fanime 2015 with the rest of the meme crew, and one of the events there is the ‘Extremely Hard Take-Home Anime Quiz.” The prize for winning is a new PS4. Now, I don’t have a PS4. I wouldn’t mind having a PS4. But I don’t have time to solve all the questions. You see where this is going?

We’re gonna crowdsource this thing. The questions can be found here. As the title implies, some of them are pretty stupid, but hey, whatever.

I’ve created a Google Form for you to submit an answer to one of the questions. Then, once we have all the questions answered, we’re gonna submit our answers to the panel. If we manage to get first place and win that PS4, you’ll get a short video from me thanking everyone that submitted answers.

You can also hang out in the IRC channel and talk about this thing, because multiple brains are better than one.

And if we don’t get the PS4, then we’ll all feel bad about how fucking stupid we are.

Submit your answers

EDIT: Caly’s smart in posting the list of questions that need answering. I’ll update this as we get more answers. The google form has this information, too.

Questions that need answering: 6, 10, 12, 25, 27, 30, 40, 44

40 thoughts on “Help puddi win a PS4”

  1. We do have about 15 of the questions solved. If you don’t want to waste your time, avoid:

    1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 22, 24, 26, and 39.

    …that’s less than 15. Wow, we suck.

  2. So I guess this is what happens when I give staff autonomy over their posts. :c

    Well shikata be helped.

    Plus, this functions another reminder I’ll be chilling with puddi and the boys at Fanime. If you can hold your liquor, come do shots with me and play WalkCon.

  3. More like extremely arbitrary bullshit quiz.
    I honestly think they expect people to answer all 50 questions randomly and whoever gets the most correct wins.
    There’s a 1 in 88,817,841,970,012,523,233,890,533,447,265,625 chance you’d get all 50 correct, assuming “random” distribution. I like those odds!

    • Should’ve been short answer with questions like “Why is tsurupettan justice?” or “How can I be moe IRL?”

  4. #4 is probably a (tho someone should probably confirm with a screenshot)
    I’ve heard of stamped coins being referred to as low bas relief so patterns on metal should count

  5. Just some discussion on 47: if “from WWII” means “deployed in”, then that means it’s d; the Maus was never actually put into battle, though I believe a working prototype had been constructed. Crap to write if that’s supposed to trip you up.

    Answered 34, the Princess Tutu one.

    • That was my worry too. It was either that or it could be dealing with the Sherman Firefly used by Saunders that was actually deployed, but a British variation of the American M4.

  6. >Which witch from Strike Witches delivers the most kinetic energy with a two second burst from her main gun at twenty meters?  Show your calculations on Page 13.

    Wow. I don’t think this quiz was designed to be solved.

    • It’s not a hard question, just a little tedious. The quiz is dated December 27, 2014; there’d be plenty of time if you started even a couple of months ago. There are 11 witches, all of whose main guns (and the guns’/rounds’ attributes) are readily found on various wikis. Then you just need to plug in the values into the following for each:

      1/2 (projectile mass * muzzle velocity^2) * projectiles fired/second * 2 seconds

      If you set it up in Excel, you can drop in the numbers and it’ll spit out the answers.

  7. Wtf? Did they honestly expect anyone to answer half of these questions?

    I realise you handed in your quiz now, but noticed number 44 was unanswered. Did you guess at Emma for it? It’s been a long time since I saw it but it’s the only “famous story” on that list.

    I don’t even get the Tenchi Muyo one. Just watched that ED again to satisfy my own curiosity and just… what? There’s no indication of what time it’s meant to be :x

    • Assuming there weren’t any hints in the lyrics, I would take a wild guess and say that the ED is set somewhere around the summer solstice from the height of the sun. Checking an almanac, sunset would be around 7 PM.

      When I first saw the constellations, I figured “Okay, just have to figure out what these constellations are, figure out what time of year they would appear in the Japanese sky, and then get an approximation of sunset time.

      Then I saw the carrot constellation.
      (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

      • Surely sunset time would rely on what part of Japan you’re in? I know there’s a series called Tenchi Tokyo but from what I remember (and I saw this back in the 90s) the first set of OVAs didn’t show him in any specific place in Japan.

        Whatever the answer, the question setter took a lot of leaps in logic with that one.

        • Sunset time does depend on location, but the variance isn’t as great when it’s around the summer solstice. You can thank axial tilt, the layout of Japan, etc. for that. Time of sunset for Sapporo and Fukuoka, for example, differs by less than 15 minutes.

    • I looked up the statue in Victorian Romance Emma, but nothing happened during the scene where it appeared in episode 3.

      I think you had to figure out what the play in Ouran is, then find all statues from those 5 episodes and guess which one fits the setting for the play.


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