The Mascot War was a minor series of arguments about picking Meower's mascot that started on May 24, 2021 and lasted for a few hours.
Pre-Argument[edit | edit source]
MikeDEV made a post on Scratch<ref>MikeDEV, https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/post/5266625/</ref> about choosing Meower's next mascot and background song on May 22, 2021.
The mascot choices originally included:
- a cat from Rhythm Heaven shared by @-CloudGate-
- a front-facing Scratch cat by @bloctans4 and @GuitarGuyPlayz
- a simplified Scratch Cat head by @MikeDEV
- a rounded orange cat head with diagonal ears by @trappist-1e.
Due to copyright issues, the selection was reduced to the mascots created by @bloctans4/@GuitarGuyPlayz and @trappist-1e.
Argument[edit | edit source]
The Mascot War was started with a post from GuitarGuyPlayz<ref>GuitarGuyPlayz, https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/post/5272558/</ref>, taking offense to @zedthehedgehog's criticism about @bloctans4/@GuitarGuyPlayz's mascot.
@zedthehedgehog's post reads:
I mean... I do kind of have to agree with them. Mascot 1 (@bloctans4) looks... like how MikeDEV put it, it looks like something from Toon Town. The outlines don't look great, the head looks... weird...?? As for Mascot 2 (@trappist-1e), it's just a cat head, that looks like a hamster, even with the ear change. Please don't take offense to this.
Because of some "fundamental issues [not] being addressed"<ref>MikeDEV, https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/post/5272613/</ref> with @bloctans4's second version of his mascot, people were ready to get rid of the mascot altogether.<ref>GuitarGuyPlayz, https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/post/5272622/</ref>
MikeDEV ended the mascot vote on May 24, 2021 at 1:51:28 PM and chose @trappist-1e's mascot due to the previous argument.<ref>MikeDEV, https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/post/5272673/</ref> @zedthehedgehog and @NILL_GAMES10 considered leaving the Meower collaboration because of these arguments.<ref>zedthehedgehog, https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/post/5272695/</ref><ref>NILL_GAMES10, https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/post/5272724/</ref>
Influence[edit | edit source]
This event is the first article to appear on every version of WikiMeower, and is the main reason for its existence.