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I've forgotten, all the jargon is too contrived :)

all cats are beautiful (silby), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 18:31 (three years ago) link

my school of rock opponent today went 0-for-6 on friday

he is now 0-for-18 and i'm wondering if it's some sort of art project

mookieproof, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 19:00 (three years ago) link

Hey forks/ulysses, have you ever smithed a 1DS? I have an idea for one if other potential collabs fall through, and we share a certain interest in a particular subject.

Garry Shambling (Leee), Monday, 3 August 2020 21:17 (three years ago) link

i'd love to!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 3 August 2020 21:17 (three years ago) link

Sweet! I just saw that it's been done before, but I've PMed the smith for that to see if they're interested in a sequel.

Garry Shambling (Leee), Monday, 3 August 2020 21:54 (three years ago) link

OK I just heard back from the OG smith who said that a sequel is fine, can I ilxmail you to work out the details?

Garry Shambling (Leee), Monday, 3 August 2020 23:47 (three years ago) link

I've never smithed an official Learned League 1DS or ML, but I've posted a couple of quizzes on the Alpaca Farm.

jaymc, Tuesday, 4 August 2020 03:12 (three years ago) link

Leee, please do; want to hear what your topic is to see if i can contribute.
if it's alt-comics or cemeteries, I'm good to go.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 04:57 (three years ago) link

Leee, send me your email address so i can respond!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 05:51 (three years ago) link

Sent!

Garry Shambling (Leee), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 16:45 (three years ago) link

Will reply shortly!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 16:50 (three years ago) link

i've written a couple 1DSes ("pirates" and "vaporware" iirc), happy to help if you have any questions about the process

the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 05:54 (three years ago) link

I've played over 1,000 LL matches, including Mini Leagues, and I'm pretty sure that yesterday was the first time I've lost 0(0)-9(6). It was in the Spain ML, and my opponent not only has a .775 lifetime QPct, he also lives in Madrid.

jaymc, Saturday, 8 August 2020 16:05 (three years ago) link

Forgot to sign up for that one but can imagine

Time Will Show Leo Weiser (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 8 August 2020 16:36 (three years ago) link

lol that is brutal

led my school of rock minileague in TCA, allowed exactly one UfPA in 11 matches for a .962 DE . . . and finished third. it's all in the CAA

mookieproof, Saturday, 8 August 2020 23:03 (three years ago) link

heh, i also got third. didn't play as good as you!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 8 August 2020 23:25 (three years ago) link

Did okay not super on PKD 1DS but Top Ten finish on Oulipo, woo-hoo!

Time Will Show Leo Weiser (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 14 August 2020 19:04 (three years ago) link

Looks like Leee and n/a are in the same rundle for this upcoming season, along with another one of my referrals (my brother's friend SiegelbaumS).

jaymc, Saturday, 15 August 2020 20:06 (three years ago) link

MD18 showdown!

Garry Shambling (Leee), Saturday, 15 August 2020 21:24 (three years ago) link

Is there a branch named after you now, jaymc?

Time Will Show Leo Weiser (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 15 August 2020 22:54 (three years ago) link

Oh no. still named after our friend.

Time Will Show Leo Weiser (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 15 August 2020 22:57 (three years ago) link

No, those are my only three active referrals, and it doesn't look like they've referred anybody. So I have merely a twig.

jaymc, Sunday, 16 August 2020 01:50 (three years ago) link

BUH, forgot to scrutinize all of my opponent's category %s today.

Out, vile jelleee (Leee), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 21:07 (three years ago) link

Two match days, no unforced points given, hell yeah

unashamed and trash (Unctious), Friday, 21 August 2020 11:44 (three years ago) link

It's kind of a bitter taste when you get the exact same answers right as your opponent and still lose.

Out, vile jelleee (Leee), Friday, 21 August 2020 15:33 (three years ago) link

My first experience out of the rookie league has been pretty rude: 0-3, MPD of -3. Looking at the rest of my division, I see that other people who have the same TCA (or worse!) as me are above me in the standings, so I'm trying not to get too down on myself as far as the knowledge side of things go (I definitely could improve on my defense, though at 0.636, even THAT's not the worst). So, mostly bad luck to kick things off.

Ruth Bae Ginsburg (Leee), Monday, 24 August 2020 21:29 (three years ago) link

i think i need to square myself with being a 3 out of 6 average guy and not expecting much more.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 24 August 2020 21:44 (three years ago) link

i honoured the fire last week but not so much today

mookieproof, Monday, 24 August 2020 22:16 (three years ago) link

this would all be a lot easier if i just gave into the little voice that says
juuuuuuuuust goooooogle iiiiiiiiiit

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 24 August 2020 22:46 (three years ago) link

okay things are not looking great for the young Unctious on these first few match days, I am definitely the heaviest leaf on the silby branch

unashamed and trash (Unctious), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 14:15 (three years ago) link

Does anybody else feel this season has been really hard so far

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 14:41 (three years ago) link

I have been doing poorly (0-4, baby!), but I've also whiffed a few questions that I should have gotten right had I just spent a little more time with them. (My longtime conflation of Jhumpa Lahiri and Arundhati Roy did me no favors on MD1.)

jaymc, Tuesday, 25 August 2020 14:45 (three years ago) link

The other one I'm mad at myself about was the Yasmina Reza question, because I saw "one-word title" and just wrote "Art" and didn't read the rest, which was stupid.

jaymc, Tuesday, 25 August 2020 14:46 (three years ago) link

i always do better at this when i write in the answers, hide the tab and then come back a few hours later to re-check.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 15:09 (three years ago) link

Except when I forget and go to bed and forfeit on a day when I had all the answers filled in

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 15:10 (three years ago) link

yeah, calendar reminders are required in tandem with this strategy

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 15:14 (three years ago) link

Yeah, I usually take more time and ponder. Think I've just been distracted lately.

jaymc, Wednesday, 26 August 2020 03:43 (three years ago) link

i've started off this season unusually hot (i usually do pretty bad for the first week). there have been a lot of film/TV/literature/pop culture questions so far, which is to my benefit. we'll see what happens as the topics balance out.

i've found that the vast majority of the time, i either know the answer within a few minutes or i'm never going to get it, so i don't usually bother with taking a break and coming back to my answers. though it's probably a good strategy.

na (NA), Wednesday, 26 August 2020 19:59 (three years ago) link

The other one I'm mad at myself about was the Yasmina Reza question, because I saw "one-word title" and just wrote "Art" and didn't read the rest, which was stupid.

I did something similar, only I did read the full question but couldn’t remember the title so put “Art” anyway even though it was from the previous millennium.

Isinglass Ponys (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 26 August 2020 20:21 (three years ago) link

I used to ponder a bit and once in a while I get an extra answer or two, but don’t want to spend that much time on it. Just want to rip the band aid off.

Isinglass Ponys (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 26 August 2020 20:23 (three years ago) link

For defense I try not agonize either, just sort of try to group the answers into 0-1 or 2-3, the easy half and the hard half.

Isinglass Ponys (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 26 August 2020 20:26 (three years ago) link

Heh, so I pondered a bit yesterday and then I did have an aha moment.

Isinglass Ponys (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 27 August 2020 15:42 (three years ago) link

For defense I try not agonize either, just sort of try to group the answers into 0-1 or 2-3, the easy half and the hard half.

This is exactly what I do. I assign all questions either 1 or 2 at first, and then figure out which 1 to bump down to 0 and which 2 to bump up to 3.

jaymc, Thursday, 27 August 2020 15:46 (three years ago) link

Can’t really speak about this ML I am currently pitching in on but maybe I will be inspired afterward to try to smith a 1DS or two.

Isinglass Ponys (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 27 August 2020 15:58 (three years ago) link

i definitely overthought today's music question

maura, Thursday, 27 August 2020 17:54 (three years ago) link

Lol same

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 27 August 2020 17:55 (three years ago) link

So far, I've turned two ties into losses already. It's going to be a long season, and I'm probably going to be serving a cupcake to NA when we face off.

Ruth Bae Ginsburg (Leee), Thursday, 27 August 2020 22:17 (three years ago) link

Wonder if it would be fun to post links of old 1DSs or even MLs here on even on the wider board. Not sure, flipping the Kosman Koin to decide.

Isinglass Ponys (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 28 August 2020 02:12 (three years ago) link

This 1DS, written by someone familiar to us, was excellent: https://www.learnedleague.com/oneday.php?deathbyopera

Isinglass Ponys (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 28 August 2020 02:16 (three years ago) link

Not the one I did the best in, but think this is the ML I enjoyed the most: https://www.learnedleague.com/mini/poetry/

Isinglass Ponys (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 28 August 2020 02:56 (three years ago) link


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