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Twitter Users Mock & Remix Another Hilariously Botched Painting Restoration

Eight years ago the world was rocked by a well-meaning old Spanish woman who took it upon herself to restore a painting of Jesus Christ. The painting, in its hilariously terrible glory, is often referred to as "Monkey Christ" or "Potato Jesus". Whatever you choose to call the massive fail, it's got some new competition. 

According to The Guardian, a private art collector in Spain (here we go again) paid a furniture restorer 1,200 euros to clean a famous painting by the baroque artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. The restorer's efforts fell woefully short of expectations, and left the Virgin Mary's face completely unrecognizable. The gaffe, which has inspired experts to call for art restoration regulation, might be tragic to art lovers, but is going a long way to amuse bored Twitter users. Even the Royal Academy of the Arts got in on the fun and challenged followers to "restore" the painting themselves. The results are pretty damn entertaining.

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Visit the Game of Thrones Shooting Locations And Prove That It's Not All CGI

Travel Agency Lawrence of Morocco has put together a hell of a good map of the Game of Thrones shooting locations.

The show, obviously notable for its stunning locales, has shot all over Europe and a little in Africa. These spots give you the opportunity to not only see the world, but see Westeros and Essos.

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Visit the Game of Thrones Shooting Locations And Prove That It's Not All CGI

Travel Agency Lawrence of Morocco has put together a hell of a good map of the Game of Thrones shooting locations.

The show, obviously notable for its stunning locales, has shot all over Europe and a little in Africa. These spots give you the opportunity to not only see the world, but see Westeros and Essos.

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Much of the fervor surrounding this bubblin' controversy stems from words shared from one of Spain's top players (Greward) via Reddit recently: 

"In Spain there's just 3 actual Bayonetta mains as of now (over 400 people!), and two of them do agree with the ban. We had more bayonetta players (mostly as secondaries) but they dropped her because they felt it was unfair. If bayonetta is banned, they'll probably go back to their old mains. However, since recent tournaments a lot of people are starting to pick her and we're seeing MK 2.0 case, so banning her before everyone mains her is in our opinion the best option.

When just ~7% of votes are against actually banning her (rest is either yes or I dunno) she is toxic. If left allowed, a lot of people would drop out of the tournaments, scene and the game, and thus it's not worth it to have her allowed. This is what I mean as toxic.

Banning bayonetta won't be very detrimental to our community, at worst there is only one or two players who would stop attending. It might be detrimental for competing outside of our country, but that's it.

Most TO agree with the ban and will actually ban her in their own tournaments. However, at the end of the day, each TO will set up rules for his own tournament, so it's not impossible to have more tournaments with Bayonetta allowed, although the tournament might have low attendance.

No other character is banned in Spain or has ever been in the history of Smash. We do restrict Miis to guest, but with any moveset. We did ban Kokonoe on release in BlazBlue though, but that's not smash.
As far as tournament results, Bayo players have made notable upsets (top40ish player beating top10, or top6 destroying everyone), but as she's not played by many people she's not dominating all results."

What do you think should be done?

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Much of the fervor surrounding this bubblin' controversy stems from words shared from one of Spain's top players (Greward) via Reddit recently: 

"In Spain there's just 3 actual Bayonetta mains as of now (over 400 people!), and two of them do agree with the ban. We had more bayonetta players (mostly as secondaries) but they dropped her because they felt it was unfair. If bayonetta is banned, they'll probably go back to their old mains. However, since recent tournaments a lot of people are starting to pick her and we're seeing MK 2.0 case, so banning her before everyone mains her is in our opinion the best option.

When just ~7% of votes are against actually banning her (rest is either yes or I dunno) she is toxic. If left allowed, a lot of people would drop out of the tournaments, scene and the game, and thus it's not worth it to have her allowed. This is what I mean as toxic.

Banning bayonetta won't be very detrimental to our community, at worst there is only one or two players who would stop attending. It might be detrimental for competing outside of our country, but that's it.

Most TO agree with the ban and will actually ban her in their own tournaments. However, at the end of the day, each TO will set up rules for his own tournament, so it's not impossible to have more tournaments with Bayonetta allowed, although the tournament might have low attendance.

No other character is banned in Spain or has ever been in the history of Smash. We do restrict Miis to guest, but with any moveset. We did ban Kokonoe on release in BlazBlue though, but that's not smash.
As far as tournament results, Bayo players have made notable upsets (top40ish player beating top10, or top6 destroying everyone), but as she's not played by many people she's not dominating all results."

What do you think should be done?

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Visit the Game of Thrones Shooting Locations And Prove That It's Not All CGI

Travel Agency Lawrence of Morocco has put together a hell of a good map of the Game of Thrones shooting locations.

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The Falles is a traditional celebration held in commemoration of Saint Joseph in the city of Valencia, in Spain. This year we can see Falles based in Pokémon!

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The Falles is a traditional celebration held in commemoration of Saint Joseph in the city of Valencia, in Spain. This year we can see Falles based in Pokémon!

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