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Shocked that your last name isn’t Redd or even Blecch

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 13:53 (two years ago) link

Heh

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 14:05 (two years ago) link

Okay, I've recently gone north of 200 submissions so I can die young, stay pretty and you can bury me happy. Well, um, anyway, I think you catch my drift.

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 15:31 (two years ago) link

I have never PM'd to thank testers except once or twice for a couple of testers who really went above and beyond, but a lot of people have mentioned on the message boards that they like it. I test for a lot of 1DS's myself and it's pretty rare to get any messages from the smith.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 15:41 (two years ago) link

I did it just now. I received a bunch of these but they were very formal, which was still sort of nice. I tried to make it informal and I sent it right today
as a reminder in case they want to look at the actual contest.

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 16:11 (two years ago) link

Okay, I've recently gone north of 200 submissions

Newton > Joyce shockah!

Tahini Coates (Leee), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 18:26 (two years ago) link

Tell you why later.

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 18:27 (two years ago) link

Also

quality != quantity

amirite

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 18:36 (two years ago) link

^Redd's Law

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 18:36 (two years ago) link

Wait, silby, I just noticed your alma mater.

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 18:40 (two years ago) link

And?

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 18:49 (two years ago) link

I spent a summer there once.

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 18:55 (two years ago) link

Which I believe has something to do with the current campus speed limit.

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 18:55 (two years ago) link

Ah you did the math camp?

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 18:55 (two years ago) link

You know it. Everybody did back in the day, except for the greatest of us all.

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 18:57 (two years ago) link

I just went there and got a degree in something. I’m not so good at math.

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 19:27 (two years ago) link

The worst math camper better at math than most Hampshire students probably, which is funny

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 19:27 (two years ago) link

Heh, one of the student teachers was a Hampshire student. He had a bit different angle.

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 19:35 (two years ago) link

There were a bunch of other summer things going on at the same time, Feldenkrais camp, drum majorettes, you name it.

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 19:36 (two years ago) link

...and another Top 20, barely, finish, in Classic Reggae Music.

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 19:46 (two years ago) link

4 out of 12 on the Ike Newtie quiz!

Tahini Coates (Leee), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 21:04 (two years ago) link

Did I tell you about Tony Orlando and the Brill Building?

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 21:12 (two years ago) link

Sorry, wrong quiz.

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 21:12 (two years ago) link

Oh, good anonymization there, Leee!

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 21:12 (two years ago) link

May I ask you what your usual threshold is for submitting?

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 22:06 (two years ago) link

Also want to remark upon some midpoint lull in submissions.

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 22:06 (two years ago) link

Looking back at my recent performance, I seem to be hovering around 6 where I can at least enter a reasonable (if not the correct) answer, though I played the Islam one despite only getting 3 correct.

My moneying has been disastrous though.

Tahini Coates (Leee), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 22:59 (two years ago) link

Sorry.

Thanks for playing, Greg and Leee!

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 6 May 2021 19:24 (two years ago) link

Got my recap in. Was quite a bit of work didn’t want to let it linger.

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 7 May 2021 04:49 (two years ago) link

Anyway, that was exhausting but fun. Over to you.

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 7 May 2021 12:28 (two years ago) link

Also, noticing that some of you are doing pretty well in the MLs, particularly one of you, not to jinx.

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 7 May 2021 13:31 (two years ago) link

Man, some of these recaps just sit there with no replies. I think I will give some love to your Ulysses recap over the weekend.

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 7 May 2021 15:16 (two years ago) link

I always write my recaps in advance.

The Newton 1DS was fun but I am really kicking myself over not listening closely enough to the Jackson 5 clip (a song I know well - to be fair it does sound exactly like "ABC").

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Friday, 7 May 2021 16:44 (two years ago) link

I wanted to write it in advance but ran out of road. Certainly planned quite a bit of it in advance.

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 7 May 2021 16:55 (two years ago) link

I don't know if it's the done thing, but before I finished the recap I PMed some of the top finishers to congratulate them and thank them for playing.

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 7 May 2021 16:58 (two years ago) link

Man, some of these recaps just sit there with no replies. I think I will give some love to your Ulysses recap over the weekend.

Aw, thanks! I was disappointed at first but given how few participated in the first place, it's understandable and the sting lessened over time.

Tahini Coates (Leee), Friday, 7 May 2021 17:27 (two years ago) link

Greg, do you know what rock song came from a musical version of Peer Gynt?

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 7 May 2021 18:23 (two years ago) link

Also, I also for some reason left "In the Mood" blank even though I knew it. Does anyone else do this? Is there an LL name for it?

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 7 May 2021 18:25 (two years ago) link

Wonder if I should ask the question of who we are really writing the recaps for. Even if nobody else posts, it still seems like a cheat if there is no recap at all.

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 7 May 2021 19:30 (two years ago) link

I supppose I want somebody to read it eventually, some hypothetical audience but for now I guess I wrote it mostly for myself.

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 7 May 2021 19:38 (two years ago) link

I know ELO did a version of "In the Hall of the Mountain King" but that's about all I know re: Grieg and rock music.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Friday, 7 May 2021 20:13 (two years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-olDjUy4540
Nothing to do with Grieg.

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 7 May 2021 20:34 (two years ago) link

The Loneliness of the 1DS Recap Poster.

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 8 May 2021 17:12 (two years ago) link

While I am waiting to pitch my next potential 1DS maybe I will try to run an ILX POLL.

Working in the POLL Mine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 9 May 2021 01:05 (two years ago) link

Smithing 1DS's is definitely a time consuming and pretty thankless process but it's one of my favorite things about LL. Not something I would do if I didn't find writing and tinkering with questions fun though.

― justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 14:47 (three weeks ago)

This was sort of exactly my experience, even though tbh TAI puts a form letter kudos at the end of the Smith's page when it's done and a few competitors did thank me. So not literally thankless, but thankless in the more general sense. But it was totally fun and I learned a ton of stuff even while or especially while writing the recap.

Working in the POLL Mine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 9 May 2021 20:18 (two years ago) link

You appreciate the art of writing trivia questions in a much more concrete way, smithing your own 1DS, that's for sure.

Tahini Coates (Leee), Sunday, 9 May 2021 22:45 (two years ago) link


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