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by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Y'all need to pay attention to your own community
Replies: 51
Views: 16465

Re: Y'all need to pay attention to your own community

I've been holding off from posting here for a while for a few reasons (not wanting to take up too much space, the fuzziness of my own gender identification, being ashamed), but here are some things I'd like to say. Things I've done that are NOT okay (to apologise, and to spur a conversation about ho...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Running Zoom Tournaments
Replies: 59
Views: 8051

Re: Running Zoom Tournaments

frasier wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 10:00 am
UKQB have also issued a guide to running Zoom tournaments, which can be found here.
As an aside, I'm a little, er, thrown off by the male pronouns used when referring to the moderator and scorekeeper in this document.
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Buzzword for popular culture
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Re: Buzzword for popular culture

Nice, lemme go register real quick
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Buzzword for popular culture
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Re: Buzzword for popular culture

Important Bird Area wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:18 pm
NAQT is pleased to announce that our online Buzzword platform is adding an eight-week event focusing on popular culture. This event starts July 3, and features questions about television, film, music, video games, musical theater, and comics.
To be clear, there's no sports?
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Sun May 10, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DECAMERON - Asynchronous guerrilla tournament announcement and signups
Replies: 29
Views: 5963

Re: DECAMERON - Asynchronous guerrilla tournament announcement and signups

This tournament is proving to be a LOT of fun, and I really like the async setup. Can't wait for the next one of these!
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: POLL - Cambridge Open Online (May 24th)
Replies: 20
Views: 2192

Re: POLL - Cambridge Open Online

Are you saying a two-day event is less likely to be a slog? I'm sure this is a factor of lifestyle, but I definitely find 2-day events to be less of a slog, yeah. I was quite ready to stop playing WORKSHOP by the 8th round or so, but would have happily played another 8 the next day. The Terrapin op...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: POLL - Cambridge Open Online (May 24th)
Replies: 20
Views: 2192

Re: POLL - Cambridge Open Online

I very much like the idea of 2 days, TUs and bonuses, with bouncebacks.
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33071

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

RexSueciae wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:36 pm
I stand by every word of my previous post, with the possible exception of my haruspicy quip.
That was far and away the best part of your post!
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 11653

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

I'll add that describing a pack as "Things I like" or "Name-gories" isn't great, because many people don't know what you like.
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 11653

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

This tournament was a complete - and to be perfectly honest, unexpected - triumph. I'm genuinely in awe of the organisation. Huge thanks!
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 11653

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

This is already a ton of fun, thank you to everyone who organised, wrote, moderates, donates, etc!
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: CamO 2020 available for mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 1518

Re: CamO 2020 available for mirrors

Smuttynose Island wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:58 pm
I'm chiming in to express interest in an online mirror of this set. I'm especially interested in hearing tossups and bonuses. Depending upon what readers are available, I would love to play another two-day tournament like TO online. Maybe something in mid- or late-May can be arranged?
Third.
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: SUN Open on Discord (April 19, 2020)
Replies: 36
Views: 5154

Re: SUN Open on Discord (April 19, 2020)

I'd favour doing bonuses purely from a "more QB is more fun" perspective.
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: SuMO VI General Announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 1922

Re: SuMO VI General Announcement

Senator_Jay wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:52 pm
I'm in, whenever and wherever this is happening!
Take me with you!!
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: CamO 2020 available for mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 1518

Re: CamO 2020 available for mirrors

Very interesting in having an online mirror of this, especially since the questions are longer format and more suited to Discord play than older versions of CamO. Definitely want to play with my team though. Mid-April is pretty crowded, but perhaps we could try April 11 or April 25? April 11 is the...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 11653

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th)

Is the registration form intended as a formal commitment to play the selected packets (and you really should play unless something big comes up), or just a "gauging of interest", and it'd be cool to not play some of the selected packets if one gets tired or something. (affects how aggressively I sig...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIT Discord Mirror (03/08/2020)
Replies: 10
Views: 2188

Re: LIT Discord Mirror (03/08/2020)

This was a lot of fun! Will packets be shared with teams that played that want to provide feedback?
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: No prizes is better than insulting prizes
Replies: 22
Views: 7314

Re: No prizes is better than insulting prizes

Deception Point is Brown's greatest work.
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: A Plea for No More Excuses
Replies: 11
Views: 5584

Re: A Plea for No More Excuses

I do feel as if the tenor of this post, mostly in the way that it addresses mental and physical health, could be a little more understanding. I don't necessarily disagree with this, and think we can always afford to "be a little more understanding". Having said that, I do want to state that I found...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 EFT @ Maryland (10/5/2019)
Replies: 5
Views: 4435

Re: 2019 EFT @ Maryland (10/5/2019)

Noble Rot wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:29 pm
I am pleased to announce that the University of Maryland will mirror the 2019 iteration of Early Fall Tournament (EFT) on Saturday, November 2, 2019
That doesn't seem right...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM and Side Events at Toronto (August 17-18, 2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 4253

Re: Super ACRONYM and Side Events at Toronto (August 17-18, 2019)

The logistics email says we're doing META on Sunday afternoon, but this post says it's MUSES. Which one is it? (both! both!)
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 16317

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

Are there any specific literature bonuses you found too difficult, or was it an aggregate effect? Also, if other people found the literature bonuses too difficult, please let me know. I tried to make them reasonable, but I want to know if I overshot things. I found them to be eminently 10able, freq...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Hybrid 2019 @ Carleton University (March 24th, 2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 2470

Re: Canadian Hybrid 2019 @ Carleton University (March 24th, 2018)

This happened and stats are here: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5434/. Congratulations to Los Pedejos (Brendan McKendy, Ian Dewan, Shelby Robert, and Nick Penner) on winning the tournament! Huge thanks to everyone on the writing team, especially the three people who joined the team in the las...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke at Purdue (3/2/19)
Replies: 17
Views: 5819

Re: Delta Burke at Purdue (3/2/19)

Hey, all, I'm sorry. I don't have much more to say, except that I'm sorry in particular to any teams that had their experience yesterday ruined by our playing. I did feel like I was saying "we've been doing this a long time" in an apologetic tone to the novice teams a lot. The only motivation we had...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ JHU (3/9/19)
Replies: 33
Views: 10592

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ JHU (3/9/19)

ThisIsMyUsername wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:13 pm
Might we also be able to run SHAWARMA II on Sunday?
Canadians in attendance would also like Eyes That Do Not See, if that's still being considered.
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Canadian Hybrid 2019 @ Carleton University (March 24th, 2018)
Replies: 0
Views: 2326

Canadian Hybrid 2019 @ Carleton University (March 24th, 2018)

ALSO ANNOUNCED IN THE ACADEMIC SUBFORUM The writers of Canadian Hybrid 2019 are happy to announce that the main site of the Canadian Hybrid Tournament will be on Sunday, March 24th, 2018 at Carleton University. More information about the Canadian Hybrid Tournament can be found in the global announce...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Hybrid 2019 @ Carleton University (March 24th, 2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 2470

Canadian Hybrid 2019 @ Carleton University (March 24th, 2018)

The writers of Canadian Hybrid 2019 are happy to announce that the main site of the Canadian Hybrid Tournament will be on Sunday, March 24th, 2018 at Carleton University. More information about the Canadian Hybrid Tournament can be found in the global announcement . Location and Logistics TBD Regist...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Canadian Hybrid 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 2441

ANNOUNCEMENT: Canadian Hybrid 2019

ALSO ANNOUNCED IN THE ACADEMIC SUBFORUM We are pleased to announce that Canadian Hybrid will be returning again in 2019, written by Joe Su, Jack van Nostrand, Milan Fernandez, Austen Freisacher, Henry Atkins, and Faith Barrett. I will be serving as head-editor, and we aim to produce a product simila...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Canadian Hybrid 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 4122

Re: Canadian Hybrid 2019

Post reserved for writing updates
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Canadian Hybrid 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 4122

ANNOUNCEMENT: Canadian Hybrid 2019

We are pleased to announce that Canadian Hybrid will be returning again in 2019, written by Joe Su, Jack van Nostrand, Milan Fernandez, Austen Freisacher, Henry Atkins, and Faith Barrett. I will be serving as head-editor, and we aim to produce a product similar to last year's. The most notable chang...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: 2018 Canadian Trash Player Poll
Replies: 10
Views: 5148

Re: 2018 Canadian Trash Player Poll

1. Christine Irwin: She is the best movies and TV player in the country, across all times and genres, a brilliant music player at her categories, is enough of a chart-follower to be decent at music outside of her strengths, and keeps up with all pop culture and celebrity gossip. So let's address the...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JaMES: How well do you know your Bible? (Summer 2020)
Replies: 8
Views: 4120

Re: JaMES: How well do you know your Bible? (Summer 2020)

Aaron Dos Remedios and I have begun our study regimen for this tournament.
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Carleton Side Event Weekend (Aug. 25/26)
Replies: 8
Views: 3579

Re: Carleton Side Event Weekend (Aug. 25/26)

Stats for RAPTURE

Brendan -5
Erik 20
Leslie 70
Adam 90
Rein 100
Ian 280
Aayush 300
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Women in Sets
Replies: 14
Views: 12890

Re: Women in Sets

Something that could definitely help address this is promoting more diverse writing staffs. I know that, as a woman, I naturally gravitate towards studying and engaging with woman-produced media. It's not surprising that writing staffs made up almost entirely of men, as is often the case in housewr...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OOTAM: Oxford Open American Mirror
Replies: 5
Views: 2922

Re: OOTAM: Oxford Open American Mirror

Is there a discussion forum for this set?
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Where does the Commonwealth go?
Replies: 17
Views: 7368

Re: Where does the Commonwealth go?

This is going (further) off-topic, but I'll ditto that I think 1/1 is the right amount of AmHist. I don't think it needs more (but could see an argument), and definitely don't think it should fall to any less. I like the genre-based distributing of literature, but do think that the amount of America...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Words and Objects
Replies: 12
Views: 7028

Re: Words and Objects

Joining the bandwagon! This tournament was a lot of fun to play, especially if you like "figure it out"-type questions. A great set :)
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Thu May 03, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 12269

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2018

Auks Ran Ova wrote: yeah, not currently a student, seems straightforward even in the crazy mixed-up land of Canada
Gotta say, though, playing him back in 2014 was inspirational, he's so good!
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 37265

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

Two other stray thoughts: 1) I will say that I agree with the general message of this thread. However, the tone is horribly condescending and rather mean-spirited. The bizarre references to "gay neighbourhoods" infuriated me, and I'm not entirely sure why. And in general telling people how to live t...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 37265

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

So I only skimmed this thread, but as far as I can tell, this is the only thing that needs a response. It's stuff like this that cheapens the entire message to the point of irrelevance. No one's consciousness is being raised and no one's mind is being changed by taking this kind of attitude, nor is ...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 37265

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

Wow, this entire thread is a BAD take. If you have a bowl cut and aren't a gay person living in Bushwick, get a haircut if you want to. Otherwise don't. If you haven't cut your hair in 3 months, get a haircut if you want to. Otherwise don't. If you are balding but you also want to have really long h...