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I think video game questions also tend to be more consistent across rundles.

jaymc, Friday, 12 March 2021 17:00 (two years ago) link

surprised at how few Llamas even lift bro

no you're not

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 12 March 2021 18:07 (two years ago) link

I know I need to get better at keeping LL in perspective, but I'm kinda steamed that I lost 7(5) to 8(5) because I gave my opponent 3 for Gorilla Glue (which she, a European, got right), but missed the Bedlam question which I have 1 point to.

Eleanor of Accutane (Leee), Saturday, 13 March 2021 19:58 (two years ago) link

I hear you

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 13 March 2021 20:27 (two years ago) link

Oof, I did brutally in the Midseason -- just 2 right!

I guess relatedly, I've had one of the worst TCAs in my rundle (currently third worst), so it looks like my kvetching is misplaced whenever I'm above the relegation zone!

Eleanor of Accutane (Leee), Monday, 15 March 2021 21:48 (two years ago) link

thank you, sammy

https://ultimateclassicrock.com/files/2012/01/HagarTattooYou.jpg?w=625&q=75

mookieproof, Friday, 19 March 2021 13:45 (two years ago) link

oh duh

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 19 March 2021 13:47 (two years ago) link

i unintentionally created a movie mashup in answering the anime question earlier this week; my answer was "attack on titan AE" (which was still marked correct)

na (NA), Friday, 19 March 2021 13:53 (two years ago) link

I *never* do joke answers because I would rather make a wild guess and hope for the best, but there was no way I was going to get that one right, so I answered "Horny on Main."

jaymc, Friday, 19 March 2021 14:11 (two years ago) link

It's been an interesting season for me so far. I'm 6-5-8, which puts me in 9th place. That's the most ties I've ever had in a season.

jaymc, Friday, 19 March 2021 14:15 (two years ago) link

lol at attack on titan being the easiest question this year for me

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 19 March 2021 15:13 (two years ago) link

Trouble on Trition was not accepted, I hear.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 19 March 2021 15:57 (two years ago) link

Or Triton even.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 19 March 2021 16:39 (two years ago) link

Weekend finally here so I can finally recommend the Great Works of Art Anki deck, which helped me get both of this week's art questions right (though I'll add that this week has been the first time that studying that deck has paid off, too).

Eleanor of Accutane (Leee), Saturday, 20 March 2021 14:58 (two years ago) link

Thanks! I haven't been consistent with that Geography deck but I really like the way it is done.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 20 March 2021 15:28 (two years ago) link

Are you using the recent update of that art deck from this year?

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 20 March 2021 15:40 (two years ago) link

Wow, that deck is so nice.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 20 March 2021 15:58 (two years ago) link

The one I'm using was last updated in 2017, do you have the link to the newer one?

Eleanor of Accutane (Leee), Saturday, 20 March 2021 16:28 (two years ago) link

Ah! Found it: https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/184436527

Eleanor of Accutane (Leee), Saturday, 20 March 2021 16:29 (two years ago) link

Cool. I just did a search of the LL Message Board and Anki was mentioned exactly once, in 2014, so either not used or a well-kept secret.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 20 March 2021 17:54 (two years ago) link

There's something wrong with the search, because I learned about it on the board, and not in the thread that shows up in the search results.

Eleanor of Accutane (Leee), Saturday, 20 March 2021 18:04 (two years ago) link

Yeah, the only reason I know about it is via the LL board. (I've never used it, personally.)

jaymc, Saturday, 20 March 2021 18:07 (two years ago) link

From that one post? My search must not be working properly.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 20 March 2021 18:10 (two years ago) link

No, from assorted references over the past couple of years. I think the search isn't working properly. I did a search just for "deck," which returns 30 results -- but they're all from 2015 or earlier. It doesn't seem very plausible that no one has used that word in 6 years.

jaymc, Saturday, 20 March 2021 18:14 (two years ago) link

I've scratched my way to 11th, then noticed that I'm just 2 points away from promotion! Obviously a very packed field, and given my bad tiebreakers, I'm not going to worry too much about this; I'm just glad I've gotten a cushion between me and relegation.

Eleanor of Accutane (Leee), Saturday, 20 March 2021 18:54 (two years ago) link

OK I'm sharing this here instead of the LL board because I don't want to give my opponents an extra leg up on me (NA thankfully got promoted ahead of me): https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/445411558

Eleanor of Accutane (Leee), Monday, 22 March 2021 19:42 (two years ago) link

You'd think the State Attorney would be in a higher rundle

“It violates everything that should be honest and straightforward about our elections,” Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle (D) said on Thursday, noting that investigators are still probing the case as well as two other suspicious candidates in other state races.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/03/19/florida-fraud-artiles-rodriguez-election/

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 22 March 2021 20:26 (two years ago) link

argh tying 9(6)-9(5) is miserable

I gave them a 0 for gracenote because they had a .891 classical music

Canon in Deez (silby), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 16:37 (two years ago) link

i had a week of 5 or 6 right and am on a week of 2 or 3, wheeeeeeee

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 16:40 (two years ago) link

are AnkiWeb and the Anki phone app somehow not compatible? Or am i doing this wrong?

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 16:43 (two years ago) link

They are compatible afaik

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 17:01 (two years ago) link

when i searched for that Great Works of Art one before, 2 other decks showed up but not that one

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 17:05 (two years ago) link

okay well the answer seems to be that the AnkiApp that I downloaded and have been using is like a rip-off of Anki and is not actually affiliated with it?

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 18:14 (two years ago) link

WT...?

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 18:27 (two years ago) link

I almost didn't get Gracenote because while I knew it I thought "that can't be right because the word note is in the question" -- fortunately I couldn't think of any other answer

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 20:52 (two years ago) link

I'm in 5th place! I think this is the highest I've reached this late in the season, and I still have a reasonable chance at promotion!

I know that there's been talk about how this stretch of matches (going on 10-11) have been historically easy, but I don't care, I'll take it.

Eleanor of Accutane (Leee), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 22:18 (two years ago) link

Ok what the hell, I've secured promotion?!

Eleanor of Accutane (Leee), Friday, 26 March 2021 14:53 (two years ago) link

Congrats! I've had a pretty good season by my standards, going into the final day at 9-6-9. Most excitingly, I've set a personal record for TCA.

jaymc, Friday, 26 March 2021 15:30 (two years ago) link

Yeah, me too! I was on a tear and have since lost my last 6 in a row (lol?) but should finish in the top eight in C.

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 26 March 2021 15:40 (two years ago) link

good season here too, i was expecting to get knocked back down to C but i've held my own

na (NA), Friday, 26 March 2021 15:41 (two years ago) link

Pretty good season yes, was in promotion placing after MD 22, with all in my own hands really, but then went on a fair loss to the rundle leader followed by a none-too-flattering 2(3)-6(3) defeat. I seem to be guaranteed a 4th or 5th placing in Meridian B. (Promotion isn't totally off the table I guess, considering the occasional higher-rundle attrition, but I'm not too bothered; contending in the top of B certainly has its charmes vs struggling against relegation in A.)

anatol_merklich, Friday, 26 March 2021 19:43 (two years ago) link

charmes even!

anatol_merklich, Friday, 26 March 2021 19:43 (two years ago) link

anyone have any very best wrong answers they wanna rep for? i can't even get thru them, so many of them wouldnt even be worthy of a temporary dn change on ilx which to me is the bar u have to pass for a VBWA

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Friday, 26 March 2021 19:44 (two years ago) link

i was serious about "IM Cute" which in retrospect was more clever than "Tweet Cute" imo

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 26 March 2021 19:47 (two years ago) link

Someone on the boards posted Meet ICQute, which is a great deep cut.

Eleanor of Accutane (Leee), Friday, 26 March 2021 20:44 (two years ago) link

ninth-highest TCA, second-lowest CAA. so i finished second

the person whose stats i posted above won the rundle for the fourth time in the last seven seasons and got *eleven* more correct answers than i did. utter savage

mookieproof, Saturday, 27 March 2021 09:32 (two years ago) link

5th, third highest TCA

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 27 March 2021 15:43 (two years ago) link

4th, finishing with a 9(5), which is always kinda fun. Highest TCA; 109 would even be top-half in the A rundle it seems.

anatol_merklich, Saturday, 27 March 2021 16:22 (two years ago) link


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