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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 (two 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 (two years ago) link

same today

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

Meaning you are enjoying Opera more?

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

90th %ile in the Thorsten Sandiego 1DS!

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

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

na (NA), Monday, 12 July 2021 20:53 (two 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 (two 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

I was in 2nd for a long time but then dropped to 3rd in Opera, which spared me having to compete in the final.

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 17 July 2021 20:16 (two years ago) link

Heh, the results for Our Band Could Be Your Life were as expected.

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 19 July 2021 22:07 (two years ago) link

I see that I tied with our very own govern yourself accordingly. Looks like there were a lot of 12/12s on that own, so it came down to moneying even more than usual.

jaymc, Monday, 19 July 2021 22:12 (two years ago) link

It took me a second to remember who that was but yeah. Two other ILX0rs also went 12/12 but they didn’t do that much better than me at 11/12 because of moneying.

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 19 July 2021 23:37 (two years ago) link

yeah i got 12/12 and ended up at #175!

na (NA), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 13:24 (two years ago) link

Yes, I was referring to you and mookie, who also went 12/12 and placed just about equidistant from you and me.

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 13:42 (two years ago) link

lol i made the finals of the mystery theme?! what the hell i thought i was getting my ass kicked.

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 17:19 (two years ago) link

Oh yeah, that's interesting.

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 17:23 (two years ago) link

lol I choked on the last MD of Mystery Themes and fell to third place.

Gemini Cricket (Leee), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 01:29 (two years ago) link

Lots of us signed up for 1970s Film 2, but looks like only Leee and I are in The Microbial World, in which I am getting crushed.

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 22 July 2021 02:27 (two years ago) link

Yeah I was a little burned out on LL so didn't sign up for either of those minileagues. I did do the LL championship the other day, which was fun but which I can't talk about for another month or so.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Thursday, 22 July 2021 11:56 (two years ago) link

Yiddish 1DS lots of fun.

Action Bell (Leee), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 00:25 (two years ago) link

Excellent! Thanks for the tip, hadn’t noticed

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 00:38 (two years ago) link

Enjoyed it even though I didn’t do particularly well. I guess you did a tiny bit better

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 22:20 (two years ago) link

Greg did quite a bit better

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 22:44 (two years ago) link

I felt like a real shmendrick for missing that last one.

Action Bell (Leee), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 23:14 (two years ago) link

me too, what a shandeh

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 23:34 (two years ago) link

Just a bissel maybe.

I did pretty well in the Lit in Translation, even though I entered McWhorter's instead of McSweeney's.

Action Bell (Leee), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 01:11 (two years ago) link

Had one of those days when I forgot to submit yesterday

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 13:39 (two years ago) link

I wonder if the reason the Guns ODS only had 477 participants is because guns.

Action Bell (Leee), Friday, 30 July 2021 21:27 (two years ago) link

Microbial World my favorite minileague in a while, very good range of difficulty, creative cluing, loved the highlighting of the work of woman scientists

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Wednesday, 4 August 2021 17:17 (two years ago) link

I didn't even do that well!

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Wednesday, 4 August 2021 17:17 (two years ago) link

i'm middle of the pack on my 70's film league. thought i was stronger with this knowledge but that's the nature of this game for sure.

A lot of what I get out of an ML (and 1DS too) is the recap posts in which they talk about each question, but the Microbial smiths' decision to not do that turned that ML into a "Here's 5 to 6 questions that I have no idea about." I guess there's the self-education route but I think that having curated/selective info dumps are valuable to broadening my knowledge.

Action Bell (Leee), Thursday, 5 August 2021 00:08 (two years ago) link

I got killed on that one and ended up forfeiting twice. Not on purpose but just because I would wait too long to submit and file asleep.

On one of those days I also forgot to submit on 70s film too, but I am still doing pretty well in that.

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 5 August 2021 00:16 (two years ago) link


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