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by women, fire and dangerous things
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 42021

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

If anyone who's playing Thought Monstrosity wants to Venmo me the fee this week, it would give me less to worry about on the day of. Of course, paying on Saturday by whatever method is fine too.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 It's Lit: Discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 3114

Re: Discussion

This set was really good, and the three points you mention all shone through when I was playing it.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 42021

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

I'm looking for teammates for GEODUCK and Stock Clues. I'm not particularly good at either category, but I have been to some places and eaten some food, and sometimes I can linguistically fraud things.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)
Replies: 17
Views: 8487

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

It will be complete, with 7 packets of 20/20.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)
Replies: 17
Views: 8487

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

This set is being reduced from 8 packets to 7 packets.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue May 09, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 42021

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

The only strong opinions I have are that I'd like to play The Modern Age and There Will Be Stock Clues, and that I'd like Thought Monstrosity to be run (which I'd staff). But I'll play most anything that gets run, though I can staff trash things if there's need.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue May 09, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17
Replies: 53
Views: 24699

Re: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17

Thought Monstrosity is another side event that's available. It has bonuses, though you could theoretically run it tossup-only.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sun May 07, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scattergories (February 2017)
Replies: 20
Views: 10164

Re: Scattergories (February 2017)

Now that all mirrors are completed, people are free to post any comments they'd like. I just uploaded it to hsqb, so it should appear soon.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 33008

Re: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion

This tournament was exemplary, particularly the literature. There were many, many questions that probed interesting aspects of important topics (the tossup on "nothing" from Shakespeare stands out as probably my favorite example).
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 318274

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Sure, I'll move it to 11:00.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 318274

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I haven't done one of these in a while, so tonight at 10:30 EDT, I'll read a packet called "Women in Quizbowl," consisting of 40-odd tossups on the achievements of women. There will even be science tossups!
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scattergories (February 2017)
Replies: 20
Views: 10164

Re: Scattergories (February 2017)

This weekend's mirrors have wrapped up. If you're interested in holding a mirror, let me know sometime this week, otherwise I'll post the set.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scattergories @ Michigan (2/25/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 3656

Re: Scattergories @ Michigan (2/25/17)

Friends of Chris Manners cleared the field; full stats are at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... all_games/.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Michigan
Replies: 70
Views: 36210

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Mich

women, fire and dangerous things wrote:We'll be in 3411 Mason for practice.
Actually, we're in 3437.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Michigan
Replies: 70
Views: 36210

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Mich

Before the party on Friday, we'll have an informal practice open to anyone who wants to attend. It'll be from approximately 6:00 to 8:00, and we'll meet in the third floor of Mason Hall.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals at Michigan State (2/18/17)
Replies: 7
Views: 3942

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals at Michigan State (2/18/17)

Michigan beat Chicago in the first game of an advantaged final.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scattergories @ Michigan (2/25/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 3656

Re: Scattergories @ Michigan (2/25/17)

There has now been a massive influx of staff, but as there are only 10 packets, I'll keep the field cap at 8. People who are still free agents should feel free to join a team as a fifth player, as long as that team doesn't already have Jordan Brownstein or Auroni Gupta on it.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scattergories @ Michigan (2/25/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 3656

Re: Scattergories @ Michigan (2/25/17)

I'm going to put a tentative field cap of 6 teams on this, as we have three staffers signed up and enough free agents for precisely 6 teams (with one 5-person team*) now. If there's a surge in interest and I get another staffing volunteer, I might expand to 8, but for now, be sure to join a team and...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 52751

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

On account of the various canceled packets, I'll read a brief packet of tossups on the films of 2016.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: community question clinic
Replies: 95
Views: 61816

Re: community question clinic

FWIW, I learned the clue about Tolkien and "The Wanderer" in an Old English class, and I don't know anything about Tolkien's poetry, so it's not entirely all-or-nothing.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scattergories @ Michigan (2/25/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 3656

Scattergories @ Michigan (2/25/17)

This is the announcement for the Michigan site of Scattergories, a side event which will be played on Saturday evening after the conclusion of (This) Tournament Is a Crime on February 25. See http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=18920 for the global announcement. Team formation is being ...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)
Replies: 17
Views: 8487

Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

This is the announcement for Thought Monstrosity, a side event about philosophy, social science, and other "thought," which will be ready in time for the traditional "second summer open" slot. The tournament will be written by Young Fenimore Lee, JinAh Kim and Caleb Kendrick, and head edited by me. ...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scattergories (February 2017)
Replies: 20
Views: 10164

Re: Scattergories (February 2017)

This tournament is completely done, and consists of 10 packets of 24 tossups plus a tiebreaker. So I guess if anybody's interested in holding a mirror earlier than (This) Tournament Is a Crime, feel free to contact me.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: It's Lit
Replies: 48
Views: 24237

Re: It's Lit

I'm seeking a teammate for this. Message me if you'd like to team up, especially if you like poems.

UPDATE: I am playing with noted poem-liker Chris Borglum.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scattergories (February 2017)
Replies: 20
Views: 10164

Re: Scattergories (February 2017)

Now that around three packets are done, an update which will surprise precisely nobody who knows me well: the lit and arts in this set will be heavily skewed towards 20th and 21st century stuff, and there will be a lot of common links. Clue-wise, things are shaping up to be rather hard (comparable t...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE 2016: Specific Question Discussion & Review Requests
Replies: 35
Views: 4125

Re: Specific Question Discussion and Review Requests

I made that same neg, as you might remember, but I don't think it's the fault of the question - buzzing in on the assumption that the clue's talking about the most famous Nochlin work involves taking a risk. Still, it's true that a fuller description might have been more helpful (since I have actual...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE 2016: Specific Question Discussion & Review Requests
Replies: 35
Views: 4125

Re: Specific Question Discussion and Review Requests

The film questions were generally good. I also wasn't a fan of the Full Moon tossup, not so much because it was hard (which it was), but because its connection to "art" was rather tenuous. I agree that something like Roger Corman (and maybe Troma) is a better idea in that it's a topic that gets disc...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scattergories (February 2017)
Replies: 20
Views: 10164

Re: Scattergories (February 2017)

Yeah, this is very much open.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scattergories (February 2017)
Replies: 20
Views: 10164

Scattergories (February 2017)

This is the announcement for Scattergories, a tossup-only multi-subject side tournament written by me. As a vanity tournament, it will consist of questions only on categories I like (mostly literature and arts), and will be quite hard (but not, like, Arrabal hard). It will be played after the Michig...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7
Replies: 34
Views: 15239

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

We'll meet in the lounge on the mezzanine on the 4th floor of Lorch on all days. The Tappan Street entrance will be unlocked on Saturday and Sunday, but send me a text (226-700-4032) if you can't get in on Friday evening.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)
Replies: 29
Views: 13476

Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

I have the stats for the bottom 2 rooms, but I seem to have misplaced the stats disk for the top room (oof). The top three finishers in the top room were Yogesh, Andrew Yim, then Ian Greig, but I don't have the rest of the order. Stats for room 2: John Lawrence 100 Chris Borglum 85 Auroni Gupta 40 M...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)
Replies: 29
Views: 13476

Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

I'm already working on a sequel, so stay tuned.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)
Replies: 29
Views: 13476

Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Due to a glut of last-minute adds, I ended up adding a third room. Yogesh Raut, unsurprisingly, emerged victorious. Thanks to everyone who stayed to play! Here is a link to the set ( https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6XlUxqCXvq4d3g4dTlqZWVTZHc ) and the answer key ( https://drive.google.com/open?id...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)
Replies: 29
Views: 13476

Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

With 20 people now signed up, I'm closing the field.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)
Replies: 29
Views: 13476

Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

We're at 16 now - I won't formally close the field, but I will say that 18 and 20 are much better numbers than 17 and 19.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)
Replies: 29
Views: 13476

Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Current field:

Aaron Dos Remedios
Kai Smith
Cody Voight
Matt Lafer
Mike Cheyne
Auroni Gupta
Brian McPeak
Saul Hankin
John Lawrence
Chris Borglum
Tommy Casalaspi
Rein Otsason
Trevor Davis
Richard Yu
Evan Adams
Tejas Raje
Ian Greig
Christine Irwin
Rob Carson
Foster Hughes
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)
Replies: 29
Views: 13476

Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

There are currently 14 people signed up, so we'll do a simple 2-room format. 16 would be an ideal number, so it would be great if two more people signed up.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)
Replies: 29
Views: 13476

Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

To officially sign up for this tournament, please email me (my first initial and last name at umich dot edu) by July 15, so I can nail down the precise number of rooms. Also, it's possible I'll need one or two more staffers, so if you're sticking around after trash and willing to staff, let me know.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 318274

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Due to some skulduggery from Carsten, Sam Bailey won my packet in thrilling fashion by overtaking Mike Cheyne and Matt Lafer on the last tossup.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 318274

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

women, fire and dangerous things wrote:It's been a while since I read a packet in the IRC, so I'll read a film packet tomorrow at 10:00 Eastern.
Just a reminder that this is happening in half an hour.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 318274

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

It's been a while since I read a packet in the IRC, so I'll read a film packet tomorrow at 10:00 Eastern.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue May 10, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)
Replies: 29
Views: 13476

Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

I was thinking of just dividing people into n rooms, playing 4 rounds to seed into playoff rooms, and then playing 4 playoff rounds. Since I am unlikely to have a Blu-Ray player in my near future, the top 2 players by total points in the top room will receive pristine Criterion Blu-Rays (of Yi Yi an...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue May 10, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)
Replies: 29
Views: 13476

Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

This tournament is basically finished; it has 8 packets of 10 tossups each. Each tossup is between 7 and 9 slides, with the vast majority being 7 slides. The tossups are meant to be accessible - the majority of answerlines could be regular difficulty tossups, and all but a small handful of answerlin...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon May 09, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2016: Don't Vote for Jerry Kramer
Replies: 41
Views: 23671

Re: Player Poll 2016: Don't Vote for Jerry Kramer

It should be obvious that tossup numbers aren't the be-all end-all; otherwise we'd just do this poll on the basis of individual PPG. There are the obvious things, like the shadow effect, which hugely affects Chicago and Michigan, and significantly less on Maryland and Penn. But there are also more ...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 318274

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Tonight at 11:00 Eastern, I'll read a visual arts packet with a devilishly difficult to decipher theme.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 318274

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Tonight at 10:00 EST I'll copy Auroni and read a bunch of questions I wrote to study over the last year.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ICT: "Comment on my questions" thread
Replies: 17
Views: 5065

Re: "Comment on my questions" thread

I wrote some stuff. I have no responsibility for how my DI questions were downconverted to DII. For DI I wrote the following 45 stuffs. In order of appearance: space and time (philosophy), Euthyphro/aporia/Stephanus pagination, Legal Tender cases/Chase/Coxey, Malawi/corn/escarpments, Benedict/cultu...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MYSTERIUM General Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 5328

Re: 2016 MYSTERIUM General Discussion

The language acquisition TU and truth bonus were both great; the latter should accept "defeasible" as an alternate answer for the part on "cancelable."
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)
Replies: 29
Views: 13476

The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

This is an announcement for The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes, a visual film tournament, similar to TAMIL or SHAWARMA, except purely art film. Since CO Trash is currently the only CO side event, I'm hoping to run this on Sunday after trash. It'll consist of 6 (or possibly more) 10-tossup rounds ...