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by yeah viv talk nah
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 274382

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I have written a packet of 50 tossups on men's soccer. I wrote these over the past few weeks. Like my previous soccer packet , I didn't stick to a distribution, but I hope the questions will be accessible and enjoyable for both casual and fervent football fans! I think in general, the questions are...
by yeah viv talk nah
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 274382

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I have written a packet of 50 tossups on men's soccer. I wrote these over the past few weeks. Like my previous soccer packet , I didn't stick to a distribution, but I hope the questions will be accessible and enjoyable for both casual and fervent football fans! I think in general, the questions are ...
by yeah viv talk nah
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why isn't Bollywood canon?
Replies: 20
Views: 5370

Re: Why isn't Bollywood canon?

Bollywood is an interesting case because it's a huge industry but is very underdiscussed in Western film criticism and therefore underrepresented in canons like TSPDT. (Ignoring Ray and Ghatak, who worked outside of the popular Bollywood tradition, there are only four Bollywood films on the current...
by yeah viv talk nah
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 274382

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I have written 53 tossups on men's soccer*; I'm calling the packet "2018 SERGiO RAMOS". I wrote these starting in autumn 2016 to now. The difficulty is pretty variable, and I didn't stick to any distribution at all, but I hope the questions will be accessible and enjoyable for casual and fervent fo...
by yeah viv talk nah
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 274382

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I have written 53 tossups on men's soccer*; I'm calling the packet "2018 SERGiO RAMOS". I wrote these starting in autumn 2016 to now. The difficulty is pretty variable, and I didn't stick to any distribution at all, but I hope the questions will be accessible and enjoyable for casual and fervent foo...
by yeah viv talk nah
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs Specific Questions and Errors
Replies: 63
Views: 10247

Re: Specific Questions and Errors

Could I see the bonus on lift / angle of attack / camber? I think the wording on the last part made me think it was an angle for some reason.
by yeah viv talk nah
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Summer Practice at UMD
Replies: 13
Views: 4217

Re: Summer Practice at UMD

Well, the first day of classes at UMD is August 28th. So there's still a week and a half until classes begin.
by yeah viv talk nah
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: João - Myth Shootout (HSNCT)
Replies: 58
Views: 23882

Re: João - Myth Shootout (HSNCT)

Thanks for writing/reading Eddie! This was really fun.
by yeah viv talk nah
Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: João - Myth Shootout (HSNCT)
Replies: 58
Views: 23882

Re: João - Myth Shootout (HSNCT)

Eddie wrote:
Doga (Dog Yoga) wrote:Will this packet be posted at some point ?
Good idea, but let me see if anyone's down for an IRC reading first.
I would definitely play an IRC reading.
by yeah viv talk nah
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 48688

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

Go to mibbit.com and load up the client. On the drop-down list that says "Connect: Mibbit", select Slashnet instead. Type in a nick (your name, your forum username, something not stupid) and type "#quizbowl" into the space for the channel. Press the button that says "Connect." Ta da. You can regist...
by yeah viv talk nah
Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 48688

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

Hypersmart wrote:How does one take part in this?
Could someone please answer this? Having never used the quizbowl IRC before, I am also unsure how exactly this works.
by yeah viv talk nah
Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin XXIX Announcement
Replies: 16
Views: 9921

Re: Terrapin XXIX Announcement

UMD is considering hosting an open Skype mirror of Terrapin XXIX on Saturday, January 7, 2017.
We'd like to gauge interest in this — please email " quizbowl [at] ophir [dot] li " by December 27, 2016 if you are interested in this tournament and whether you can or cannot make it on that day.
by yeah viv talk nah
Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 Terrapin General Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 3805

Re: 2016 Terrapin General Discussion

This may not be worth fixing, but the pronouns could have been clearer and stated more frequently. I remember being super confused by pronouns for a handful of questions (e.g. Disney, mountains, rainbows, lightness, and text as a visual element). This might be tied to the creativity of answerlines ...
by yeah viv talk nah
Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 Terrapin General Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 3805

Re: 2016 Terrapin General Discussion

Here’s all the South Asian content in the set: 2/5 RM (1/2 pure Hindu myth, 1/2 Hindu religion, 0/1 sikhism) 0/1 Lit (White Tiger bonus) 1/2 History (British Raj, Savitri Devi bonus, religion in the Mughal empire bonus) 1/0 Geography (Tamil Nadu - which was a bad idea, sorry) Overall, this was 4/8 q...
by yeah viv talk nah
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin XXIX @ UMD (11.19.16)
Replies: 4
Views: 3473

Re: Terrapin XXIX @ UMD (11.19.16)

Field: Name | Teams, Buzzers, Staffers UMD | TBD Duke | 2, 2, 0 Gettysburg | 1, 1, 0 Delaware | 1, 3, 0 UVA | 2, 5, 0 Rutgers | 1, 0, 0 VCU | 1, 5, 1 Georgetown Day | 2, 0, 0 Northwestern | 1, 0, 0 Princeton | 1, 0, 0 CM | 1, 0, 0 Penn | 1, 2, 0 George Mason | 1, 2, 0 NYU | 1, 2, 0 Washington & Lee...
by yeah viv talk nah
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin XXIX @ UMD (11.19.16)
Replies: 4
Views: 3473

Terrapin XXIX @ UMD (11.19.16)

This is the University of Maryland quizbowl team's announcement of the main site tournament for Terrapin XXIX . Location/Schedule : This tournament will take place on Saturday, November 19, 2016 in UMD’s own Jiménez Hall . We aim to begin at ~8:45 AM; registration will take place from 8:00 AM to 8:3...
by yeah viv talk nah
Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: L&N Train Bowl—Knoxville TN (10/08/2016)
Replies: 19
Views: 5654

Re: L&N Train Bowl—Knoxville TN (10/08/2016)

Do the Knox County schools even play quiz bowl anymore?? L&N is in downtown Knoxville, and yet Farragut and Cedar Springs (home school team) are the only schools representing Knox County. Unfortunately, quizbowl at Farragut is pretty much dead. The few guys who are interested only go to a few histo...
by yeah viv talk nah
Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Maryland summer practice
Replies: 18
Views: 6738

Re: Maryland summer practice

Go for one of those "cheeky nandos" with "the lads"
there's one a short walk away that opened a few months ago
by yeah viv talk nah
Mon May 02, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 NHBB Nats: Factual Errors
Replies: 9
Views: 918

Re: Factual Errors

I didn't encounter this error personally since it was in a lightning round that I didn't read, but other readers have told me that there was a part that referred to Genghis and Kublai sharing the " family name " "Khan", which is (to quote one of my friends) like saying Alfred the Great and Henry VII...
by yeah viv talk nah
Sun May 01, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MUT: Errata
Replies: 16
Views: 3462

Re: Errata

I'm not sure if this would count as an erratum, but in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms bonus in packet 8, it's not entirely correct to describe Lu Xun the general and Lu Xun the author as having the same name, since their names are written with different characters and the tones on Lu are differe...
by yeah viv talk nah
Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MYSTERIUM General Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 4623

Re: 2016 MYSTERIUM General Discussion

Samaveda was intended to be the middle part and Purusha the hard part.
by yeah viv talk nah
Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MYSTERIUM General Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 4623

Re: 2016 MYSTERIUM General Discussion

I wrote the tossup on Hindu/Sikh gurus and these two bonuses:
Ravana / live in his stomach / Surya ; Samaveda / Rigveda / Purusha.
I would appreciate any feedback on these questions if anyone has any!
by yeah viv talk nah
Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Christmas Present: Individual Questions & Errata
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

Re: Individual Questions & Errata

This text’s core theme is that, in the context of samsara, it is most important for one to fulfill one’s dharma, so its central character should put aside concerns about slaughtering friends on the fields of Kurukshetra. I didn't get to hear this line in play, but I liked the way you phrased this l...
by yeah viv talk nah
Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" Errata
Replies: 8
Views: 2133

Re: Errata

Sorry if this is nitpicking, but in the tossup on Surya in packet 11, it says Kunti begot a son "with" Surya. This isn't true, since the main point in the story of the birth of Karna is that Kunti was given Karna by Surya (through her boon) without any procreation between Surya and Kunti. After she ...
by yeah viv talk nah
Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Christmas Present: Individual Questions & Errata
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

Re: Individual Questions & Errata

Could I see the tossups on the Geeta and Durga Pooja?

Also, thanks for writing this Will, I enjoyed playing it.
by yeah viv talk nah
Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Studying Architecture
Replies: 3
Views: 2558

Studying Architecture

I'm trying to start studying architecture, which is one of the few parts of fine arts that actually interests me. Does anyone have any study methods that are particularly effective for learning about architecture? (I haven't found flashcards to be effective for me, so if possible, I'd like some meth...
by yeah viv talk nah
Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)
Replies: 56
Views: 10546

Re: Specific Question Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)

If I remember correctly, in round 5 or so there was a tossup on a certain musical key that mentioned the Jupiter movement from Planets that explicitly mentioned that it was written by Holst. Then there was a bonus on Holst later in the set. Also, on the tossup on atheism, my moderator pronounced it ...
by yeah viv talk nah
Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MKULTRA - Online Mirror?
Replies: 20
Views: 7782

Re: MKULTRA - Online Mirror?

I would also love to play this set.
by yeah viv talk nah
Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2015-16
Replies: 76
Views: 43028

Re: HSQBRank 2015-16

Both Kai Smith and I have graduated, so from Farragut: Daniel Yan, Yongyu Chen, Jimmy Terrell, Ronik Sheth, and Kevin Chen are returning.
by yeah viv talk nah
Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee 2015-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 11348

Re: Tennessee 2015-2016

So I'm curious, who is actually hosting tournaments in East Tennessee, how many are there in a given year, and how many teams would you say are "active" in attending them? Are they good quizbowl (in particular, what sets are they being run on)? If I can get the quizbowl team at UTK up and running I...
by yeah viv talk nah
Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship
Replies: 46
Views: 19748

Re: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship

... For example, our quizbowl team got waitlisted at HSNCT and PACE this year for some reason. Although we made it in at HSNCT, we didn't get up getting to play at PACE. That sort of stuff usually is pretty discouraging for new players to quizbowl. One of the our players going to PACE this year was...
by yeah viv talk nah
Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 50029

Re: 2015 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the cricket bonus? I wasn't at HSNCT, so I just want to see what I missed :(
by yeah viv talk nah
Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going To College Next Year? 2014-15
Replies: 39
Views: 20229

Re: Where Are You Going To College Next Year? 2014-15

I will be attending the University of Maryland at College Park.

I'm really excited about playing quiz bowl at UMD, so could someone from Maryland contact me sometime with any information about their quiz bowl program (or just anything regarding life at UMD)? Thanks.
by yeah viv talk nah
Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quizbowl in Foreign Languages?
Replies: 15
Views: 7068

Quizbowl in Foreign Languages?

Hi all, I was just studying for French the other day, and the thought of quizbowl in foreign languages came to my mind. I think it would be a nice way of outreach if there were tournaments with packets in in major foreign languages such as French and Spanish that could be held internationally at sit...
by yeah viv talk nah
Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 Regionals: Specific question requests and discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 10033

Re: 2015 Regionals: General non-specific thoughts and discus

Could I please see the bonus on a certain Vedic god? I didn't catch the god's name. Also, I personally felt that the bonus that went Daksha/Chandra/Kama, even though I got all of them, was too difficult compared to the rest of the Hindu mythology in the set. I'm not sure what the "easy" part of that...
by yeah viv talk nah
Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 Regionals: Specific question requests and discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 10033

Re: 2015 Regionals: Specific question requests and discussio

EDIT: Wow, just realized how pretentious my original comment was, sorry about that.
by yeah viv talk nah
Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion (HFT 2014)
Replies: 53
Views: 3516

Re: Question-specific discussion (HFT 2014)

Could I see the tossup on decapitation? I think I negged at the Rati clue (which I think was first line) with "self-immolation;" I have never heard that Rati attempted to decapitate herself. It's usually held that she attempted self-immolation before a divine voice stopped her by telling her that Ka...
by yeah viv talk nah
Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 58988

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

Dr. Loki Skylizard, Thoracic Surgeon wrote:
Mewto55555 wrote:Chris Ray can't remember where he parked.
candy store?
Buzz & Negs?
by yeah viv talk nah
Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Staying Alert
Replies: 46
Views: 24299

Re: Staying Alert

Lawrence Wang kept a hand on the Book of Mormon during the finals of Vandy 2013.

We won.
by yeah viv talk nah
Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 274382

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Working on writing cricket packet right now.
by yeah viv talk nah
Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 274382

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Would anyone be interested if I wrote a packet on cricket?
by yeah viv talk nah
Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 173
Views: 118790

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

I first-lined a tossup on Zimbabwe once because it mentioned a government official who had the same last name (Mpofu) as this cricketer: http://www.espncricinfo.com/usa/content ... 55633.html.
by yeah viv talk nah
Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Skype/G+Bowl NE
Replies: 23
Views: 7054

Re: Skype/G+Bowl NE

I'm interested as well, but I don't have a Facebook account; is there any way that we can discuss this on the forums or elsewhere?
by yeah viv talk nah
Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Skype/G+Bowl NE
Replies: 23
Views: 7054

Re: Skype/G+Bowl NE

Any rough idea of what specific days you will be g-bowling/skype-bowling? Or times?
by yeah viv talk nah
Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NASAT Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 18377

Re: 2014 NASAT Discussion

The third page of packet no. 8 is blank. Tossups 5 through 8 are missing.

EDIT: That's weird, now it works fine ...
by yeah viv talk nah
Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Review of Some Questions I Wrote
Replies: 1
Views: 2239

Review of Some Questions I Wrote

Hi everyone,

I wrote some questions as practice for PACE NSC. They are intended to be HSNCT/NSC difficulty.
Any advice on improvements will be gladly accepted.

Thanks!
by yeah viv talk nah
Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '14-'15
Replies: 28
Views: 12923

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

Is the TN '14-'15 thread going to be up anytime soon? It'd probably be better to discuss predictions and such on a new thread.

Split; in general, feel free to go ahead and create new threads in this kind of case --Mgmt.
by yeah viv talk nah
Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 62058

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

Ukonvasara wrote:
crash bandicoot wrote:Any rough estimate of when these packets will be published on quizbowlpackets.com?
Ahahaha. Alas, NAQT does not publicly post its packets.

Haha, I got the same answer from a friend (and a sarcastic laugh at my stupidity) 2 minutes after posting. Thanks anyway, Rob. :grin:
by yeah viv talk nah
Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 62058

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

Any rough estimate of when these packets will be published on quizbowlpackets.com?