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Halfway point and not only am I above 0.500 but I'm also in the top 10, which just means there's a lot more room for me to fall.

Shartreuse (Leee), Saturday, 4 March 2023 17:40 (one year ago) link

Yesterday was big beer day.

Think Fast, Mr. Mojo Risin’ (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 16 March 2023 11:09 (one year ago) link

Not for me! (I missed thiamine.) In fact, I haven't scored a single 6/6 all season. If that holds, it would be the first season since LL63 in 2014 in which I didn't get at least one. Luckily, I've had plenty of 5/6 days and am in the middle of the pack as usual.

jaymc, Thursday, 16 March 2023 12:13 (one year ago) link

Well, my prediction is proving true, as I'm on a 6 game losing streak where half of the losses have been avoidable.

Shartreuse (Leee), Thursday, 16 March 2023 14:33 (one year ago) link

i've been doing better than usual this season, though i've been frustratingly stuck at fourth place for a while

na (NA), Thursday, 16 March 2023 14:46 (one year ago) link

four weeks pass...

I was in the 92nd percentile for the Urban Planning one-day, which sounds good until I tell you I was the librarian for the American Planning Association for six years.

na (NA), Friday, 14 April 2023 01:30 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

I really lucked out and somehow made it into the Latinx finals.

Cashews Everything Around Me (Leee), Tuesday, 16 May 2023 16:47 (one year ago) link

Me too! I played all three MLs, and I would not have guessed that would be the one I'd do best in.

jaymc, Tuesday, 16 May 2023 17:13 (one year ago) link

i wished i had joined the latinx and midwest ones, i wouldn't have done too badly! i somehow limped into the lgbt finals and got absolutely bodied though, like bottom 50

Ryan seaQuest (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 May 2023 17:30 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

through 21 matches i have 101 CAA

the top TCA-scorer in my rundle has gotten 100 right

ffs

mookieproof, Thursday, 22 June 2023 19:20 (one year ago) link

Not sure how it happened, but I'm sitting at the top of an A rundle for the first time ever this late in the season. I think maybe the league that I was moved into last season (along with Leee and NA) is a little less competitive? Anyway, I've probably jinxed it by mentioning it, but still crossing my fingers.

jaymc, Thursday, 22 June 2023 19:33 (one year ago) link

Rooting for you from the cheap seats in the middle of C, jaymc.

Holly Godarkbloom (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 22 June 2023 19:50 (one year ago) link

xp nice!

mookieproof, Thursday, 22 June 2023 19:53 (one year ago) link

I think maybe the league that I was moved into last season (along with Leee and NA) is a little less competitive?

That's sort of my take, mainly because our placement in the last MSC was pretty bad (with the caveat of course that not everyone plays it). Then again, I have a TCA > CAA only because I've benefited from THREE forfeit wins this season, so maybe we're just in a less dedicated league?

Cashews Everything Around Me (Leee), Thursday, 22 June 2023 20:15 (one year ago) link

Congrats to jaymc!

Last of the Mojitos (Leee), Wednesday, 28 June 2023 14:27 (one year ago) link

Oh yeah, see that now. Congrats, jaymc!

Looking For Mr. Goodreads (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 28 June 2023 14:32 (one year ago) link

Thank u! Looking forward to the championship.

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 June 2023 20:19 (one year ago) link

Go jaymc wd!!

anatol_merklich, Wednesday, 28 June 2023 22:00 (one year ago) link

ended up with 122 CAA

of the 28,830 players, only 65 had higher

mookieproof, Wednesday, 28 June 2023 23:32 (one year ago) link

hell yeah! my all-time best is 120 but I only finished 8th that season.

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 June 2023 23:37 (one year ago) link

oops lol I misread your post

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 June 2023 23:37 (one year ago) link

tough breaks, mookie

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 June 2023 23:40 (one year ago) link

haha thx

mookieproof, Wednesday, 28 June 2023 23:54 (one year ago) link

Sorry, mooks.

Looking For Mr. Goodreads (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 28 June 2023 23:57 (one year ago) link

Couple of relevant 1DSs today

one month passes...

Bit surprised I placed as high as I did (but not that high really) on XTC, also that as far as I can see jaymc was the only other ILX0r to play.

No Zing Compares 2 HOOS (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 15 August 2023 02:29 (ten months ago) link

First day of new season people, don’t forget to submit!

The Thin, Wild Mercury Rising (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 28 August 2023 23:15 (ten months ago) link

Got my customary day 1 loss out of the way.

The Banshees of Ed Sheeran (Leee), Tuesday, 29 August 2023 16:18 (ten months ago) link

Well, I submitted a MiniLeague proposal which is a decision that, if accepted, I'm sure I will come to regret.

This turns out to be true (hey it turns out writing, testing, and curating 78 questions is WAY more work than 12), but signups will be open for the Online Content ML in a couple of weeks regardless, so keep your eyes open. (There will, sadly, be no questions on the ILX forums).

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Monday, 4 September 2023 23:42 (ten months ago) link

Also the LL Championship results start posting tomorrow but I'm trying not to think too much about that because I did awful this year, unless everybody else also found it way harder than prior years.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Monday, 4 September 2023 23:55 (ten months ago) link

I'm looking forward to your ML, Greg!

I did not do very well in the championship, but it was my first year competing, so I have nothing to measure it against.

jaymc, Tuesday, 5 September 2023 00:16 (ten months ago) link

I had a fantastic time working on an ML, but it was still a ton of work for most of us involved even for me, even though all I was doing was mostly fact-checking and writing recaps.

The Thin, Wild Mercury Rising (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 5 September 2023 02:33 (ten months ago) link

Round 1 of the champs was an unmitigated disaster for me, but I did well enough on round 2 to salvage 73rd place after 'day 1'

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Wednesday, 6 September 2023 00:05 (ten months ago) link

As I expected, I did not make The Cut.

jaymc, Wednesday, 6 September 2023 01:14 (ten months ago) link

My best MSC finish ever -- top 10%!

The Banshees of Ed Sheeran (Leee), Monday, 18 September 2023 21:26 (nine months ago) link

Kudos! I was top 20%, think maybe I could have joined you if I had moneyed better.

The Thin, Wild Mercury Rising (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 18 September 2023 23:01 (nine months ago) link

Thanks! Q6 was, if you'll excuse the pun, my moneymaker; it was required reading for a class that I pointedly didn't bother crack open, but I still went to lectures and it must've osmosed into my brain decades later.

The Banshees of Ed Sheeran (Leee), Monday, 18 September 2023 23:57 (nine months ago) link

I was a little worried I wouldn’t get credit for PETER MACKINTOSH for Q12.

The Thin, Wild Mercury Rising (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 19 September 2023 11:02 (nine months ago) link

I knew Q6 because it seems to come up a lot, although I never read myself. My should have monied were Q3 and Q8.

The Thin, Wild Mercury Rising (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 19 September 2023 11:05 (nine months ago) link

Just learned from the LL message board that CohenD2, who posted here as govern yourself accordingly, has passed away.

I also found this remembrance by Neal Pollack:
https://bookandfilmglobe.com/creators/remembrance/daniel-cohen-rip/

jaymc, Tuesday, 26 September 2023 00:27 (nine months ago) link

Oh! RIP.

Dose of Thunderwords (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 26 September 2023 00:42 (nine months ago) link

I saw that on the OQL Facebook group, we had some brief interactions on this thread round about the time of the quizzing world cup. So sorry to hear this, seemed a very well loved presence in the quiz scene and a good friend to many.

ailsa, Tuesday, 26 September 2023 09:55 (nine months ago) link

Just submitted the draft of my latest 1DS

Dose of Thunderwords (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 September 2023 14:49 (nine months ago) link

I've clinched another 1st place finish, which leads me to believe that the Plateau league really is less competitive. Granted, I will likely also set a personal record for correct answers, but in the season when I set my current record, I finished 8th (in the Sakura league).

jaymc, Saturday, 30 September 2023 14:55 (nine months ago) link

Kudos! Another friend of mine also finished first in A, can’t remember what league he is in. Okay, I see, Sierra.

Dose of Thunderwords (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 September 2023 14:59 (nine months ago) link

i've clinched my second first-place finish! (in D rundle lol)

apparently i was weirdly difficult to defend or something this time around. so far only 1 CA above my record but ~20 points above any of my previous points records

Ryan seaQuest (Will M.), Saturday, 30 September 2023 23:44 (nine months ago) link

nice work!

jaymc, Saturday, 30 September 2023 23:58 (nine months ago) link

Well done, 1st-placers!

I'm comfortable in mid-table obscurity in A Meridian, but I was a bit confused about why I am so low as 16th, given that I am 13th in Total Correct Answers, 11th in fewest Correct Answers Against, and actually 2nd in Defense. Will M.'s post holds a hint to the explanation: Turns out that it has to do with "defense against", which doesn't appear to have its own stat heading: I am rock bottom at Match Points divided by Correct Answers, i.e. I am apparently really easy to defend against!

anatol_merklich, Sunday, 1 October 2023 22:30 (nine months ago) link

just learned that i'm one off the lead for the maso in my phylum

my utter nemesis, however, is one up and there's no way this works out for me

mookieproof, Sunday, 1 October 2023 22:36 (nine months ago) link

Now in that pre-party tidy empty house limbo before a single guest arrives of having submitted my draft and waiting for the first feedback to flow in.

Dose of Thunderwords (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 2 October 2023 00:46 (nine months ago) link


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