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21st Jun '13 6:03:17 AM PancticeSquadCutterback
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-> ''Since the dawn of time, a rift has existed between casual and hardcore gamers. A struggle that has threatened to tear the gaming community asunder. The question on everyone's mind: should games be played to have [[{{Scrub}} fun]] or to [[StopHavingFunGuys win]]? No side seems to have an advantage over the other, it seems that no resolution will ever be made. However, a small portion of gamers know the truth. The answer lies not on either side, but in an unknown third side. These "sages", as they have come to be known, have kept the secrets of this third answer hidden for fear that the general public was not ready to understand. In early 2008, a game was released that would change everything. That game was SuperSmashBrothers Brawl. Although most gamers did not know it at the time, that game embodied the very essance of this third way. The eldest sage called a meeting to be held in his [[BasementDweller mother's basement]] and it was decided that the time to teach the public of the mythical third way was at hand. A handful of the third way's greatest sages were gathered and sent off to teach their knowledge to the world. The wisest and most attractive of these sages realized the potential that the world wide web had in spreading his message. He began to work on a great project. A video series to teach others of the third way. It would be his magnum opus.[RecordNeedleScratch] [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Unfortunately, that man would later die in a freak accident while giving his]] [[CuteKitten cat]] [[NoodleImplements a bath]]. [[DyingToBeReplaced He has left me, his young apprentice, to finish the task at hand.]] This video is the first in that series"\\
Introduction to ''How to Play Brawl Like a Man''.

''How to Play Brawl Like a Man'' is a video series on Website/YouTube by Dairun Cates, which is an instructional series about how to [[TakingAThirdOption take a third option]] in the casual vs. hardcore debate, and [[{{MANLINESS}} play like a man]]. This can be achieved by using the twelve rules of the Third Way.

!!!Rules include:
* 1. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Finish with a bang]]
* 2. [[SuicideAttack Manliness before victory]]
* 3. [[SpamAttack Repeat, don't spam]]
* 4. [[GoodOldFisticuffs Melee over range]]
* 5. [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown Never attack during a taunt]] ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg except with Sonic]]. [[MostAnnoyingSound Always attack during those]].)
* 6. [[IWorkAlone Fight your own battles]]
* 7. [[NeverMyFault No Johns]]
* 8. [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown Don't take unfair advantages]]
* 9. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Don't Touch the Hog]]
* 10. [[{{Seppuku}} Violations Mean Death]]
* 11. [[BeYourself Find your own path]]
* 12. [[ButtMonkey No Marth]]

Not only is it informative, but it is also quite entertaining and has a regular cast of characters and a large storyline. These characters are:
!!!Characters from the series include:
* The Apprentice: An AuthorAvatar and maker of the series. He is played by [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Toon Link]].
* The Muscle Sage: A SmallNameBigEgo who constantly talks about how manly and {{Badass}} he is, and runs the SpinOff [[LetsPlay How to Play Subspace Emissary Like a Badass]]. He is played by [[SuperMarioBrothers Bowser]].
* [[{{Pikmin}} Olimar]]: He starred in the first player specific episode, learned to abandon his pikmin and play manly. He is a [[DreadfulMusician singer]].
* [[SuperMarioBrothers Peach]]: Is horrific.
* [[FireEmblem Marth]]: A ButtMonkey who is on the bottom of the man tier for no reason.
* The Brawn Sage: A calm but manly fighter played by Franchise/DonkeyKong.
* [[{{Kirby}} Dedede]]: a BadSanta. A VERY BadSanta.
* [[{{Earthbound}} Ness/"Billy"]]: A {{Woobie}} who is tortured by Dedede Clause and [[Franchise/MetalGear Snake]].
* TiarasRCool: Runs How To Play Brawl Like a Marth. [[spoiler: Is VERY MUCH hinted to be Marth himself.]]

It can be watched [[http://www.youtube.com/user/DairunCates#p/u/39/rwEHUPkJ7lE/ here]].
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!!This series provides examples of:
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Peach and Kind Dedede.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Marth is in to interior decorating. [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday He often claims he is not gay]].
* {{Angrish}}: When trying to prove Olimar can be played without Pikmin.
* AprilFoolsDay: See above. Complete with NakaTeleeli as a guest voice!
* BritishAccents: Marth has one.
* ButtMonkey: Marth.
* CanonDiscontinuity: Played with. Episode 5, Mega Marth, is a little fuzzy regarding it's canoncy. The characters lampshade this.
* CharacterTiers: Not which characters are better or worse, though. Rather, which ones have the most potential to be manly. The Man Tier, it's called. However, the creator himself has stated that the placing of a few characters on that list, such as [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} JigglyPuff]] and Franchise/DonkeyKong are just jokes and not to be taken too seriously.
* CurseCutShort: In the beginning of the second episode, the creator's reaction to it's popularity. Used again in episode 3 with Olimar's reaction to the apprentice's claim he was holding back for dramatic effect.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Because Ness hit the Apprentice with a yo-yo, he sent Dedede Clause after him.
* EnsembleDarkHorse: It's in character for the Muscle Sage to call himself "the fan's favourite character" but that doesn't change the fact the he's actually right for once. Let's Play Subspace Emissary Like A {{Badass}} was supposed to be only be [[OneEpisodeWonder one episode]].
* EldritchAbomination: Revealed in [[LetsPlay Let's Play Subspace Emissary Like a Badass]] that Peach is one.
* [[spoiler: HiddenDepths: [[TheBigGuy The]] [[BoisterousBruiser Muscle]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse Sage,]] [[DumbMuscle being portrayed previously as sort of lacking in the grey matter department in his]] [[LetsPlay LPs,]] [[HiddenDepths has been shown to have read, and loves, The Lottery of Babylon (and read through it rather fluently for the most part).]]]]
* HostileShowTakeover: Done by the Muscle Sage, as well as recently by Captain Pegnose.
* MusicalEpisode: You Had A Bad Brawl.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: [[CapcomVsWhatever BIRD]] [[MacrossMissileMassacre MISSILES]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: To illistrate how evil she is, Peach is edited to be given red eyes at one point in Let's Play Subspace Emissary Like A Badass. And CuteLittleFangs.
* RuleOfCool: It seems that Manliness pretty much runs on this.
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler: TiarasRCool. At least her voice makes her sound like it in Inside HtPBLaM.]]
* ScheduleSlip: The show suffers from it A LOT. That's why a lot of people believed that the show was going to be cancelled during April Fools.
* ShoutOut: Metaknight provides a lot of these.
* StylisticSuck: Marth's Epic Journey. Also, Let's Play Subspace Emissary Like A Badass has The Muscle Sage play VERY badly occasionally.
* YouSuck: This message is said [[CrowningMomentOfFunny with many Xbox achievements given to the Apprentice while trying to play Olimar solo. On the Wii.]]



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-> ''Since the dawn of time, a rift has existed between casual and hardcore gamers. A struggle that has threatened to tear the gaming community asunder. The question on everyone's mind: should games be played to have [[{{Scrub}} fun]] or to [[StopHavingFunGuys win]]? No side seems to have an advantage over the other, it seems that no resolution will ever be made. However, a small portion of gamers know the truth. The answer lies not on either side, but in an unknown third side. These "sages", as they have come to be known, have kept the secrets of this third answer hidden for fear that the general public was not ready to understand. In early 2008, a game was released that would change everything. That game was SuperSmashBrothers Brawl. Although most gamers did not know it at the time, that game embodied the very essance of this third way. The eldest sage called a meeting to be held in his [[BasementDweller mother's basement]] and it was decided that the time to teach the public of the mythical third way was at hand. A handful of the third way's greatest sages were gathered and sent off to teach their knowledge to the world. The wisest and most attractive of these sages realized the potential that the world wide web had in spreading his message. He began to work on a great project. A video series to teach others of the third way. It would be his magnum opus.[RecordNeedleScratch] [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Unfortunately, that man would later die in a freak accident while giving his]] [[CuteKitten cat]] [[NoodleImplements a bath]]. [[DyingToBeReplaced He has left me, his young apprentice, to finish the task at hand.]] This video is the first in that series"\\
Introduction to ''How to Play Brawl Like a Man''.

''How to Play Brawl Like a Man'' is a video series on Website/YouTube by Dairun Cates, which is an instructional series about how to [[TakingAThirdOption take a third option]] in the casual vs. hardcore debate, and [[{{MANLINESS}} play like a man]]. This can be achieved by using the twelve rules of the Third Way.

!!!Rules include:
* 1. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Finish with a bang]]
* 2. [[SuicideAttack Manliness before victory]]
* 3. [[SpamAttack Repeat, don't spam]]
* 4. [[GoodOldFisticuffs Melee over range]]
* 5. [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown Never attack during a taunt]] ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg except with Sonic]]. [[MostAnnoyingSound Always attack during those]].)
* 6. [[IWorkAlone Fight your own battles]]
* 7. [[NeverMyFault No Johns]]
* 8. [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown Don't take unfair advantages]]
* 9. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Don't Touch the Hog]]
* 10. [[{{Seppuku}} Violations Mean Death]]
* 11. [[BeYourself Find your own path]]
* 12. [[ButtMonkey No Marth]]

Not only is it informative, but it is also quite entertaining and has a regular cast of characters and a large storyline. These characters are:
!!!Characters from the series include:
* The Apprentice: An AuthorAvatar and maker of the series. He is played by [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Toon Link]].
* The Muscle Sage: A SmallNameBigEgo who constantly talks about how manly and {{Badass}} he is, and runs the SpinOff [[LetsPlay How to Play Subspace Emissary Like a Badass]]. He is played by [[SuperMarioBrothers Bowser]].
* [[{{Pikmin}} Olimar]]: He starred in the first player specific episode, learned to abandon his pikmin and play manly. He is a [[DreadfulMusician singer]].
* [[SuperMarioBrothers Peach]]: Is horrific.
* [[FireEmblem Marth]]: A ButtMonkey who is on the bottom of the man tier for no reason.
* The Brawn Sage: A calm but manly fighter played by Franchise/DonkeyKong.
* [[{{Kirby}} Dedede]]: a BadSanta. A VERY BadSanta.
* [[{{Earthbound}} Ness/"Billy"]]: A {{Woobie}} who is tortured by Dedede Clause and [[Franchise/MetalGear Snake]].
* TiarasRCool: Runs How To Play Brawl Like a Marth. [[spoiler: Is VERY MUCH hinted to be Marth himself.]]

It can be watched [[http://www.youtube.com/user/DairunCates#p/u/39/rwEHUPkJ7lE/ here]].
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!!This series provides examples of:
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Peach and Kind Dedede.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Marth is in to interior decorating. [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday He often claims he is not gay]].
* {{Angrish}}: When trying to prove Olimar can be played without Pikmin.
* AprilFoolsDay: See above. Complete with NakaTeleeli as a guest voice!
* BritishAccents: Marth has one.
* ButtMonkey: Marth.
* CanonDiscontinuity: Played with. Episode 5, Mega Marth, is a little fuzzy regarding it's canoncy. The characters lampshade this.
* CharacterTiers: Not which characters are better or worse, though. Rather, which ones have the most potential to be manly. The Man Tier, it's called. However, the creator himself has stated that the placing of a few characters on that list, such as [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} JigglyPuff]] and Franchise/DonkeyKong are just jokes and not to be taken too seriously.
* CurseCutShort: In the beginning of the second episode, the creator's reaction to it's popularity. Used again in episode 3 with Olimar's reaction to the apprentice's claim he was holding back for dramatic effect.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Because Ness hit the Apprentice with a yo-yo, he sent Dedede Clause after him.
* EnsembleDarkHorse: It's in character for the Muscle Sage to call himself "the fan's favourite character" but that doesn't change the fact the he's actually right for once. Let's Play Subspace Emissary Like A {{Badass}} was supposed to be only be [[OneEpisodeWonder one episode]].
* EldritchAbomination: Revealed in [[LetsPlay Let's Play Subspace Emissary Like a Badass]] that Peach is one.
* [[spoiler: HiddenDepths: [[TheBigGuy The]] [[BoisterousBruiser Muscle]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse Sage,]] [[DumbMuscle being portrayed previously as sort of lacking in the grey matter department in his]] [[LetsPlay LPs,]] [[HiddenDepths has been shown to have read, and loves, The Lottery of Babylon (and read through it rather fluently for the most part).]]]]
* HostileShowTakeover: Done by the Muscle Sage, as well as recently by Captain Pegnose.
* MusicalEpisode: You Had A Bad Brawl.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: [[CapcomVsWhatever BIRD]] [[MacrossMissileMassacre MISSILES]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: To illistrate how evil she is, Peach is edited to be given red eyes at one point in Let's Play Subspace Emissary Like A Badass. And CuteLittleFangs.
* RuleOfCool: It seems that Manliness pretty much runs on this.
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler: TiarasRCool. At least her voice makes her sound like it in Inside HtPBLaM.]]
* ScheduleSlip: The show suffers from it A LOT. That's why a lot of people believed that the show was going to be cancelled during April Fools.
* ShoutOut: Metaknight provides a lot of these.
* StylisticSuck: Marth's Epic Journey. Also, Let's Play Subspace Emissary Like A Badass has The Muscle Sage play VERY badly occasionally.
* YouSuck: This message is said [[CrowningMomentOfFunny with many Xbox achievements given to the Apprentice while trying to play Olimar solo. On the Wii.]]



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21st Jun '13 6:01:24 AM PancticeSquadCutterback
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[[strike: Unfortunately was TooGoodToLast as the creator has officially announced its ending. There have been some hints it might be {{Uncancelled}} in recent videos.]] Turned out to be an AprilFoolsDay prank.
15th May '13 10:46:30 PM Doryna
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* [[SuperMarioBrothers Peach]]: Is NightmareFuel.

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* [[SuperMarioBrothers Peach]]: Is NightmareFuel.horrific.
8th Apr '13 11:43:51 PM Tropesofknowledge
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* 5. [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown Never attack during a taunt]] ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg except with Sonic]]. [[MostAnnoyingSound Always attack during those]].))

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* 5. [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown Never attack during a taunt]] ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg except with Sonic]]. [[MostAnnoyingSound Always attack during those]].)))
2nd Apr '13 7:02:04 PM nombretomado
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* The Brawn Sage: A calm but manly fighter played by DonkeyKong.

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* The Brawn Sage: A calm but manly fighter played by DonkeyKong.Franchise/DonkeyKong.



* CharacterTiers: Not which characters are better or worse, though. Rather, which ones have the most potential to be manly. The Man Tier, it's called. However, the creator himself has stated that the placing of a few characters on that list, such as [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} JigglyPuff]] and DonkeyKong are just jokes and not to be taken too seriously.

to:

* CharacterTiers: Not which characters are better or worse, though. Rather, which ones have the most potential to be manly. The Man Tier, it's called. However, the creator himself has stated that the placing of a few characters on that list, such as [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} JigglyPuff]] and DonkeyKong Franchise/DonkeyKong are just jokes and not to be taken too seriously.
2nd Jan '13 8:00:12 AM Mullon
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* [[{{Earthbound}} Ness/"Billy"]]: A {{Woobie}} who is tortured by Dedede Clause and [[MetalGearSolid Snake]].

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* [[{{Earthbound}} Ness/"Billy"]]: A {{Woobie}} who is tortured by Dedede Clause and [[MetalGearSolid [[Franchise/MetalGear Snake]].
11th Oct '12 9:06:24 PM TVRulezAgain
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* [[SuperMarioBrothers Peach]]: A CompleteMonster who is NightmareFuel.

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* [[SuperMarioBrothers Peach]]: A CompleteMonster who is Is NightmareFuel.



* DisproportionateRetribution: Because Ness hit the Apprentice with a yo-yo, he sent [[CompleteMonster Dedede Clause]] after him.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Because Ness hit the Apprentice with a yo-yo, he sent [[CompleteMonster Dedede Clause]] Clause after him.
26th Aug '12 10:06:49 PM WillBGood
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* The Muscle Sage: A TedBaxter who constantly talks about how manly and {{Badass}} he is, and runs the SpinOff [[LetsPlay How to Play Subspace Emissary Like a Badass]]. He is played by [[SuperMarioBrothers Bowser]].

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* The Muscle Sage: A TedBaxter SmallNameBigEgo who constantly talks about how manly and {{Badass}} he is, and runs the SpinOff [[LetsPlay How to Play Subspace Emissary Like a Badass]]. He is played by [[SuperMarioBrothers Bowser]].
2nd Aug '12 8:37:22 AM FELH2
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''How to Play Brawl Like a Man'' is a video series on {{YouTube}} by Dairun Cates, which is an instructional series about how to [[TakingAThirdOption take a third option]] in the casual vs. hardcore debate, and [[{{MANLINESS}} play like a man]]. This can be achieved by using the twelve rules of the Third Way.

to:

''How to Play Brawl Like a Man'' is a video series on {{YouTube}} Website/YouTube by Dairun Cates, which is an instructional series about how to [[TakingAThirdOption take a third option]] in the casual vs. hardcore debate, and [[{{MANLINESS}} play like a man]]. This can be achieved by using the twelve rules of the Third Way.



* The Muscle Sage: A TedBaxter who constantly talks about how manly and {{Badass}} he is, and runs the {{SpinOff}} [[LetsPlay How to Play Subspace Emissary Like a Badass]]. He is played by [[SuperMarioBrothers Bowser]].

to:

* The Muscle Sage: A TedBaxter who constantly talks about how manly and {{Badass}} he is, and runs the {{SpinOff}} SpinOff [[LetsPlay How to Play Subspace Emissary Like a Badass]]. He is played by [[SuperMarioBrothers Bowser]].



* [[FireEmblem Marth]]: A ButtMonkey who is on the bottom of the man tier for no reason.

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* [[FireEmblem Marth]]: A ButtMonkey who is on the bottom of the man tier for no reason.



* TiarasRCool: Runs How To Play Brawl Like a Marth. [[spoiler: Is VERY MUCH hinted to be Marth himself.]]

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* TiarasRCool: Runs How To Play Brawl Like a Marth. [[spoiler: Is VERY MUCH hinted to be Marth himself.]]
]]



* EnsembleDarkhorse: It's in character for the Muscle Sage to call himself "the fan's favourite character" but that doesn't change the fact the he's actually right for once. Let's Play Subspace Emissary Like A {{Badass}} was supposed to be only be [[OneEpisodeWonder one episode]].

to:

* EnsembleDarkhorse: EnsembleDarkHorse: It's in character for the Muscle Sage to call himself "the fan's favourite character" but that doesn't change the fact the he's actually right for once. Let's Play Subspace Emissary Like A {{Badass}} was supposed to be only be [[OneEpisodeWonder one episode]].



* ScheduleSlip: The show suffers from it A LOT. That's why a lot of people believed that the show was going to be cancelled during April Fools.

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* ScheduleSlip: The show suffers from it A LOT. That's why a lot of people believed that the show was going to be cancelled during April Fools.




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1st Aug '12 2:20:17 AM Nohbody
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-> ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome Since the dawn of time, a rift has existed between casual and hardcore gamers]]. A struggle that has threatened to tear the gaming community asunder. The question on everyone's mind: should games be played to have [[{{Scrub}} fun]] or to [[StopHavingFunGuys win]]? No side seems to have an advantage over the other, it seems that no resolution will ever be made. However, a small portion of gamers know the truth. The answer lies not on either side, but in an unknown third side. These "sages", as they have come to be known, have kept the secrets of this third answer hidden for fear that the general public was not ready to understand. In early 2008, a game was released that would change everything. That game was SuperSmashBrothers Brawl. Although most gamers did not know it at the time, that game embodied the very essance of this third way. The eldest sage called a meeting to be held in his [[BasementDweller mother's basement]] and it was decided that the time to teach the public of the mythical third way was at hand. A handful of the third way's greatest sages were gathered and sent off to teach their knowledge to the world. The wisest and most attractive of these sages realized the potential that the world wide web had in spreading his message. He began to work on a great project. A video series to teach others of the third way. It would be his magnum opus.[RecordNeedleScratch] [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Unfortunately, that man would later die in a freak accident while giving his]] [[CuteKitten cat]] [[NoodleImplements a bath]]. [[DyingToBeReplaced He has left me, his young apprentice, to finish the task at hand.]] This video is the first in that series"\\

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-> ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome Since ''Since the dawn of time, a rift has existed between casual and hardcore gamers]].gamers. A struggle that has threatened to tear the gaming community asunder. The question on everyone's mind: should games be played to have [[{{Scrub}} fun]] or to [[StopHavingFunGuys win]]? No side seems to have an advantage over the other, it seems that no resolution will ever be made. However, a small portion of gamers know the truth. The answer lies not on either side, but in an unknown third side. These "sages", as they have come to be known, have kept the secrets of this third answer hidden for fear that the general public was not ready to understand. In early 2008, a game was released that would change everything. That game was SuperSmashBrothers Brawl. Although most gamers did not know it at the time, that game embodied the very essance of this third way. The eldest sage called a meeting to be held in his [[BasementDweller mother's basement]] and it was decided that the time to teach the public of the mythical third way was at hand. A handful of the third way's greatest sages were gathered and sent off to teach their knowledge to the world. The wisest and most attractive of these sages realized the potential that the world wide web had in spreading his message. He began to work on a great project. A video series to teach others of the third way. It would be his magnum opus.[RecordNeedleScratch] [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Unfortunately, that man would later die in a freak accident while giving his]] [[CuteKitten cat]] [[NoodleImplements a bath]]. [[DyingToBeReplaced He has left me, his young apprentice, to finish the task at hand.]] This video is the first in that series"\\
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