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Meanwhile, I got 0 points for the hardest league-wide question that I ever got right.

Ruth Bae Ginsburg (Leee), Friday, 4 September 2020 21:32 (three years ago) link

Thanks to my middling score, I knew that if *I* knew "earnest" everybody was gonna know.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 4 September 2020 21:35 (three years ago) link

Same, I play it every day, and enough to have noticed its recent changes.

I just started playing this week, so have to ask: what recent changes?

Quit It And Hit It Sideways (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 5 September 2020 16:18 (three years ago) link

It used to limit itself to two vowels (not counting y), now it has up to 3.
It used to never have ED or ING among its letters.

Ruth Bae Ginsburg (Leee), Saturday, 5 September 2020 17:31 (three years ago) link

Oh so many more words possible now?

Quit It And Hit It Sideways (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 5 September 2020 17:43 (three years ago) link

So even harder to be Queen Bee?

Quit It And Hit It Sideways (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 5 September 2020 17:44 (three years ago) link

Yes and probably yes (I only ever Queen when the genius level point total is < 100 points).

I haven't seen or reached 300 points yet, but 200 is much more common.

Ruth Bae Ginsburg (Leee), Saturday, 5 September 2020 17:51 (three years ago) link

won 8(4) - 4(4) yesterday #defense

mookieproof, Saturday, 5 September 2020 18:17 (three years ago) link

I’ve got 88 points today so far, guess Queen Bee is 108, but I’ve run dry.

Quit It And Hit It Sideways (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 5 September 2020 19:08 (three years ago) link

spelling bee yesterday wouldn't accept "cope" as an answer, despite using the middle letter.

I am getting absolutely crushed this LL season, and I miss my rookie rundle.

unashamed and trash (Unctious), Saturday, 5 September 2020 21:00 (three years ago) link

Yeah, that was a big issue.

Quit It And Hit It Sideways (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 5 September 2020 21:13 (three years ago) link

Spelling Bee talk probably makes more sense in the xwords puzzle thread.

Ruth Bae Ginsburg (Leee), Saturday, 5 September 2020 23:27 (three years ago) link

I'm on a 3-match winning streak and am crawling away from the relegation zone! I thought the last match that I might've defended extremely poorly and although I narrowly eked out a win, thanks to being gifted 3 points for Venus.

Ruth Bae Ginsburg (Leee), Wednesday, 9 September 2020 18:48 (three years ago) link

gonna be lucky if i can hold on in c tbh

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 9 September 2020 18:49 (three years ago) link

got credit for aphrodite yesterday, which was probably undeserved

mookieproof, Wednesday, 9 September 2020 18:59 (three years ago) link

Win streak at 4! Which is probably going to end today as I'm facing off against our rundle leader.

Ruth Bae Ginsburg (Leee), Thursday, 10 September 2020 18:31 (three years ago) link

Streak ended as expected, but I had TWO chances to win and blew them both miserably. So any right now.

Ruth Bae Ginsburg (Leee), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:14 (three years ago) link

a player in my rundle has allowed just 3 UfPA in 16 matches

wtf

mookieproof, Friday, 11 September 2020 15:22 (three years ago) link

Some people take a lot of time on defense?

Sometimes my defense gets on a hot streak but I really don't like to spend a lot of effort on it at this pont.

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:28 (three years ago) link

My first 9/5 yesterday

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:34 (three years ago) link

Cool! I believe in LL lingo - LLingo! - that is called a Dolly Parton.

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:37 (three years ago) link

j/k

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:42 (three years ago) link

Someone else had your name and initial when you joined? Also, a little extra-impressive since you missed the easiest question of the season thus far.

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:43 (three years ago) link

I'm on track to have my 2nd-highest TCA this season, but I'm languishing in the relegation zone with a record of 3-9-4.

I did just notice that I have my own branch now, even though there are only 4 people in it!

jaymc, Friday, 11 September 2020 15:46 (three years ago) link

Wondering if it is because our friend who recruited you is inactive.

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:48 (three years ago) link

Actually some people HAVE called that a Dolly Parton, but not sure if that is Commissioner-approved.

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:50 (three years ago) link

I see people on the same Branch are also all in the same Rundle.

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:53 (three years ago) link

Same league (Keystone, in my case), if not same rundle.

jaymc, Friday, 11 September 2020 15:55 (three years ago) link

Oh right, that's what I was trying to say.

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:57 (three years ago) link

Seems like your Branch can also affect your Division.

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:58 (three years ago) link

So all the people who are in your branch who are not you are in C Keystone Div 1

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:59 (three years ago) link

Just noticed something else. I believe the Past Answers page on the the Commissioner's Desk used to only give the current season or prior season in the off-season but now it has lots of seasons along with MLs.

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 September 2020 16:12 (three years ago) link

you missed the easiest question of the season thus far.

yeah i totally couldn't pull the name of the falwell college for some reason.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 11 September 2020 17:43 (three years ago) link

It took me a microsecond to retrieve it.

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 September 2020 18:03 (three years ago) link

I guess no one has to leave for a new branch to formed, I just saw in my lineage.

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 September 2020 21:40 (three years ago) link

I'm a respectable 7-8-2 now, so my upcoming match vs NA might actually be interesting.

Ruth Bae Ginsburg (Leee), Saturday, 12 September 2020 16:57 (three years ago) link

Things i never thought i would say: gee, i am glad i listened to that dj khaled/drake song twice yesterday

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 00:40 (three years ago) link

I'm a respectable 7-8-2 now, so my upcoming match vs NA might actually be interesting.

Are you on the jaymc branch?

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 00:48 (three years ago) link

managed a tie only because 'cabaret' was on tv on sunday

mookieproof, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 01:14 (three years ago) link

Okay, I see.

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 01:25 (three years ago) link

I'm a respectable 7-8-2 now, so my upcoming match vs NA might actually be interesting.

Are you on the jaymc branch?

Yes I am.

Ruth Bae Ginsburg (Leee), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 01:51 (three years ago) link

leeee was that you that destroyed me a couple of days ago?

for those of you concerned about my unusually hot start to the season, be reassured that i'm sliding back down into my typical exact middle of the group rank

na (NA), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 14:42 (three years ago) link

Yeah, but if it's any consolation, I've been on an inexplicable hot streak for the last couple weeks by getting 4 or 5 right answers nearly every match (of course I'm probably jinxing myself now).

Ruth Bae Ginsburg (Leee), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 15:24 (three years ago) link

I've stumbled again recently (1-3-0), but getting lucky on Estonia + my opponent giving 2 points for it got me the win and guarantees that I will avoid relegation (my one goal for this season).

Pleeenk Floyd (Leee), Tuesday, 22 September 2020 19:10 (three years ago) link

i am squarely in the middle of my C rundle and i think that may be where i'm staying: average amongst the intelligentsia but not much more

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 22 September 2020 21:19 (three years ago) link

No comment. Thinking of signing up for Stuff... or ELSE! ML, looks like fun. Did not do the precursor, Bird Nerds... or ELSE!

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 24 September 2020 02:01 (three years ago) link

Finished 10th and right at 0.500 thanks to a gift of a 5(2)-4(3) win! Pleased as hell that I'm right in the middle after a horrific start and that I ended with a non-losing record.

Pleeenk Floyd (Leee), Thursday, 24 September 2020 18:49 (three years ago) link

I finished just below the promotion zone in my C rundle after hovering above that line for a little while. But the bloom has been off the rose for a while now so no biggie.

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 24 September 2020 18:57 (three years ago) link

I managed to escape relegation, so I'm happy with that. I just checked, and my rundle had the highest QPct across all of LL (.797). Which means I had a bunch of matches where I thought I did pretty well, but my opponent did just a bit better.

jaymc, Thursday, 24 September 2020 18:58 (three years ago) link

best finish ever -- second, behind the fucker who won for the fourth time -- and finally made the tourney. fortunately our QPct was nowhere near that of jaymc's rundle

mookieproof, Thursday, 24 September 2020 19:39 (three years ago) link


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