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Think a cross between Sumo, Pokemon matches, Yu-Gi-Oh duels and the most outrageous Mexican style TV wrestling ever staged in any life! Yep, that’s what the AWF SMACKTACULAR is all about.Remember Andre the Giant? Bo Bo Brazil? Mexican Wrestling Lucha Libre? Now multiply this by the power of the virtual world and imagine the most out-of-control event possible!!!Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about Mexican Wrestling:Mexican wrestling in similar in many ways to the form of wrestling that inspired it — American professional wrestling.
Both forms are full of colorful characters and outlandish storylines, and the rules in both forms are very flexible and loosely enforced. In fact, lucha libre translates to “free fighting.” As with American wrestling, people often say that Mexican wrestling is “fake.” In some respects, this is true. The winners of most matches are pre-determined, in order to move along pre-planned soap opera style plotlines. The wrestlers are usually acting out parts — they don’t really hate each other. On the other hand, if you’ve ever seen Rey Mysterio, Jr. perform a Huracán rana, you know that there is nothing fake about the athleticism and training required to pull off the most impressive lucha libre moves.
Here’s what French thinker Roland Barthes has to say about wrestling:”The virtue of all-in wrestling is that it is the spectacle of excess. Here we find a grandiloquence which must have been that of ancient theatres. And in fact wrestling is an open-air spectacle, for what makes the circus or the arena what they are is not the sky (a romantic value suited rather to fashionable occasions), it is the drenching and vertical quality of the flood of light. Even hidden in the most squalid Parisian halls, wrestling partakes of the nature of the great solar spectacles, Greek drama and bullfights: in both, a light without shadow generates an emotion without reserve. “http://www.tcnj.edu/~miranda/classes/theory_practice/barthes_wrestling.html
Saturday July 16, 2011
Come one, come all and compete in the first ever AVATAR WRESTLING FEDERATION SMACKTACULAR! Good guys, bad guys and all characters in between earn bragging rights at this “spectacle of excess” unparalleled in any life and not possible in real life!
Join avatars from communities from all over Second Life to come together for a festival of absurd creative competition and over-the-top artistic performance and entertainment. At this event the winner takes it all.
Avatar Wrestling Federation AWF InformationRule #1 (with a few exceptions):Anything goes INSIDE the RING.Exceptions are:a. No attachments or weapons or anything over 20 meters large. Anything over that size will disqualify competitors.b. OUTSIDE the RING all the usual rules apply. Mayhem OUTSIDE the RING will disqualify competitors.How to compete:All competitors need to REGISTER with Dancoyote Antonelli. Send me an IM with your character’s name and your preferred date. Either July 12th or July 14th (both times are 1-3PM SLT) You will be assigned an opponent and a match time. You may want to contact your opponent to plan a good match (this is optional). You need to show up at your match with everything ready to go.The matches will all have 3 rounds.Round #1 – Trash Talk
Bring your finest Trash Talk. This means insults, slights, cut downs and any manner of verbal abuse goes. You decide if this is in text or voice. Best to have both ready. This is round #1 and you will be judged on who delivers the funniest and most devastating trash talk.
Round #2 – Show Your Stuff
Make an awesome avatar character of some kind. Outfit yourself with guns, knives, swords and all manner of nasty tools and armor. Get animations and gestures of any kind to intimidate, insult and attack competitors. Judges will score you on how funny or scary your avatar, animations or gestures are.
Round #3 – Scripted Mayhem …to the death!
Damage is on for this round. Its just like Sumo. Bump into your opponent and push them to the edge of the ring to do damage. The last avatar standing is wins this round.
Tournaments happen on July 12 and 14, 1PM to 3PM at the Odyssey Art and Performance sim. Will publish a landmark closer to the actual date.