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the person leading the whole thing this season has gotten 128 right and 4 wrong

is it petty of me to be skeptical

absolutely not, and i assure you that many other people have noticed this dude; i sure can't wait to see what he puts up in the LLRC

the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Sunday, 20 June 2021 07:21 (three years ago) link

LLRC?

Rich Valley Girl, Poor Valley Girl (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 20 June 2021 11:25 (three years ago) link

learnedleague rundle championship, sorry

the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Sunday, 20 June 2021 14:20 (three years ago) link

I just looked through a bunch of league leaders and I actually found 2 other players who have only missed 4 questions this season, which is also the second for both (one does have a forfeit loss, however). At the same time, the other more established players have all gotten fewer than a dozen wrong answers themselves. A Rundle problems.

BABA BUOY (Leee), Sunday, 20 June 2021 16:39 (three years ago) link

Only one other, it seems? The leaguewide TCA leaders (all leagues, all rundles) have these scores out of 150:

146
146
142
141
141
141
141
141
140
140
140
140
140
then 139, 138 (times 5), 137 (times 11), 136 (times 3), 135 (times 13), 134 (times 14), and so on with quite a few people on each score.

Although looking closer, none of those two has a forfeit loss, so maybe something was done already. In any case, that four-point jump at the top stands out a bit, I must say.

anatol_merklich, Tuesday, 22 June 2021 09:00 (three years ago) link

looks like i'm heading back down to C next season :/

na (NA), Tuesday, 22 June 2021 14:37 (three years ago) link

this was a tough season for me

na (NA), Tuesday, 22 June 2021 14:38 (three years ago) link

Sorry, dude. I managed to avoid relegation with a final-day 9(6), whew.

jaymc, Tuesday, 22 June 2021 14:42 (three years ago) link

You and me both, na.

Rich Valley Girl, Poor Valley Girl (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 22 June 2021 14:52 (three years ago) link

i got a 7(5) on the last day! unfortunately my competitor got a 9(6)

it's ok, i think C is probably where i belong. i had a couple of good seasons (or rather, seasons that seemed heavier on my better topics) that bumped me up into B and kept me there for a bit, but i'm probably a C at heart

na (NA), Tuesday, 22 June 2021 15:19 (three years ago) link

I won my rundle for the second consecutive year, in both instances primarily due to good (i.e. lucky) defense. It's a dynasty!

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Tuesday, 22 June 2021 15:30 (three years ago) link

Uh, I obv forgot to account for the 0(F) in my last post above; seems guy #3 ended up with five errors.

Had a pretty bad final day; #7 in B probably about fair. :)

Wd justfanoe, and good luck in championship!

anatol_merklich, Tuesday, 22 June 2021 17:00 (three years ago) link

i got a 7(5) on the last day! unfortunately my competitor got a 9(6)

it's ok, i think C is probably where i belong. i had a couple of good seasons (or rather, seasons that seemed heavier on my better topics) that bumped me up into B and kept me there for a bit, but i'm probably a C at heart

Wondering if it makes any sense to say that LL gets more competitive as time goes by and work is required merely to stay in place.

Rich Valley Girl, Poor Valley Girl (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 22 June 2021 17:07 (three years ago) link

maybe but the questions also did seem harder this season

na (NA), Tuesday, 22 June 2021 17:09 (three years ago) link

I'm pretty sure that during the expansion era it got less competitive over time, by a vaguely statistical argument. Most players who join will be around the median strength, and the concentration of skilled players in the A rundles of the earliest leagues will be diluted out, giving more opportunity for people like yrs truly to float in the middle of an A rundle indefinitely despite a not very spectacular Qpct.

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Tuesday, 22 June 2021 17:26 (three years ago) link

like, I assume each new league added didn't necessarily = the addition of 25 new players who are all as strong or stronger than every player already in an A rundle.

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Tuesday, 22 June 2021 17:27 (three years ago) link

won my first ‘trophy’ with an .844 DE

it’ll probably be like .600 next season

mookieproof, Tuesday, 22 June 2021 19:01 (three years ago) link

mazel tov, well played

Only two of us doing opera?

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 2 July 2021 01:28 (three years ago) link

no chance i was touching that. i probably know more about the web browser than i do the artistic medium

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Friday, 2 July 2021 20:53 (three years ago) link

I submitted two 1DSes late today and got credit for neither. Oh well, not going to sweat it.

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 2 July 2021 20:59 (three years ago) link

One was Irish Rock, where I only missed one. The other was Golden Spheres, where I very carefully did the calculation but forget it said diameter and not radius.

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 2 July 2021 21:07 (three years ago) link

I got 7 right in Irish Rock and still ended up below the 50th %ile -- I'm kind of surprised the the Corrs question played relatively easy, as I had to dig really hard to remember their name.

I did better on the Bermanisms one though.

BABA BUOY (Leee), Friday, 2 July 2021 22:16 (three years ago) link

I had a hard time figuring out which questions to money in Irish Rock. Intellectually, I knew that I should money My Bloody Valentine (because indie) -- and if it were regular LL, I likely would've assigned it a 3 unless my opponent seemed particularly strong in popular music. But in the context of that 1DS, it just felt like a straight-ahead gimme. (By contrast, Bob Geldof *feels* more obscure to me, a name only old music nerds know. Ah well.)

jaymc, Saturday, 3 July 2021 04:55 (three years ago) link

Yeah. It seemed like it had that, um, classic problem of being pretty easy to answer, hard to money.

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 3 July 2021 13:43 (three years ago) link

The commish does not observe the holiday? Probably for the best

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 5 July 2021 17:15 (three years ago) link

I'm glad for it!

I did surprisingly well in Gluten-free, though I absolutely left points on the table there, and thought that Q12 (which I got correct and moneyed) would play harder.

Gemini Cricket (Leee), Monday, 5 July 2021 22:55 (three years ago) link

Enjoying the Opera ML, Mystery Themes not so much.

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 6 July 2021 15:01 (three years ago) link

same today

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 8 July 2021 04:25 (three years ago) link

I finally got the theme on MD3, but yeah, this ML is proving kind of unpopular.

Gemini Cricket (Leee), Thursday, 8 July 2021 13:02 (three years ago) link

That's how I feel too even though I'm getting crushed in the Opera ML and doing fine in Mystery Themes.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Thursday, 8 July 2021 13:43 (three years ago) link

Meaning you are enjoying Opera more?

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 8 July 2021 15:16 (three years ago) link

Also don’t think you are doing as badly as you say

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 8 July 2021 15:19 (three years ago) link

90th %ile in the Thorsten Sandiego 1DS!

Gemini Cricket (Leee), Thursday, 8 July 2021 20:01 (three years ago) link

Yes, I've been enjoying opera and not enjoying Mystery Themes.

I'm dead middle of the pack on Opera, which is about as I expected. I've been learning a lot though so it's been fun.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Thursday, 8 July 2021 20:32 (three years ago) link

Here to highly recommend You Probably Think This Song Is About You, which I playtested.

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 12 July 2021 06:46 (three years ago) link

There's a Cephalopod 1D too, which I'm sure a few players here would enjoy.

Gemini Cricket (Leee), Monday, 12 July 2021 20:51 (three years ago) link

yeah, i played that and the silver age comic one today with better luck than usual

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Monday, 12 July 2021 20:52 (three years ago) link

i got in the top 10% for the roger corman one-day

na (NA), Monday, 12 July 2021 20:53 (three years ago) link

I didn't do very well on the first two days of Mystery Themes, but have been on a roll since then.

I haven't been paying much attention to the recent One-Days, apart from Irish Rock and US Campaign Finance.

jaymc, Monday, 12 July 2021 21:11 (three years ago) link

Ran into a certain crossword editor who lives down the block at the cheese shop yesterday and found out he was a LLama as well. Noticed he had a Prince tattoo on his arm and today saw that his LL flag was a picture of Prince!

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 16 July 2021 12:13 (two years ago) link

I ran into him at the cheese shop, which is three blocks away and in which he does not live.

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 16 July 2021 12:17 (two years ago) link

I would

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Friday, 16 July 2021 17:19 (two years ago) link

Live in a cheese shop? Are you a mouse, silby?

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 16 July 2021 17:45 (two years ago) link

I would totally live in a cheese shop too.

Gemini Cricket (Leee), Friday, 16 July 2021 18:39 (two years ago) link

not a furry I just think it's probably cold in there and there's lots of cheese

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Friday, 16 July 2021 18:53 (two years ago) link

90% on cephalopods but only 68% on silver age comics, who even am i

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 17 July 2021 07:01 (two years ago) link

Ha, that’s the way the LLAma fur, um breaks? Parts?

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 17 July 2021 10:36 (two years ago) link

So there is a 1DS today about music, not about Biz Markie, no further comment.

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 17 July 2021 10:37 (two years ago) link

I'm actually in second place in Mystery Themes, which is, placement-wise, the best I've ever done. I need to at least tie in the last match to go to the championship, though.

Gemini Cricket (Leee), Saturday, 17 July 2021 17:10 (two years ago) link


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