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by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MLK: Errata
Replies: 5
Views: 973

Re: Errata

Short-beaked echidna wrote:I'm pretty sure Mary's not breastfeeding in Gerard Davi'ds Rest on the Flight into Egypt, at least not the one in DC (is there another one?).
It seems you're right, I don't remember where I got that from, but I evidently should have looked more closely at the painting.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 11438

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion

I already mentioned this to you, but the clue about meta-language and object language in the "truth" tossup is not specific enough, since those concepts are used to characterize meaning in general, in many different contexts. It's true that Tarski used them in his paper on truth, but there's no way ...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MLK: Specific Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 5230

Re: Specific Questions

Can I see the tossup on the House of the Spirits? I remember thinking one of the middle clues was wrong or phrased weirdly. 9. When a priest in this novel makes a dramatic pause in his sermon, a girl says “If that story about hell is a lie, we’re all fucked,” and the priest declares she is possesse...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 316334

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

women, fire and dangerous things wrote:I wrote another film packet, which is 10 tossups on silent film and 10 assorted tossups. I'll read it tonight at 10:30 Eastern.
Matt Lafer handily won the packet, with Mike Cheyne coming in second.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 316334

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I wrote another film packet, which is 10 tossups on silent film and 10 assorted tossups. I'll read it tonight at 10:30 Eastern.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" at Maryland (February 27, 2016)
Replies: 31
Views: 17237

Re: "stanford housewrite" at Maryland (February 27, 2016)

I'd be in favor of Christmas Present being done on Saturday as well.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 316334

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

My packet was won by Matt Lafer with 75 points.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 316334

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I wrote another film packet, which I'll read tonight at 10:00 Eastern, assuming Amtrak internet cooperates.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 316334

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Adam Sperber won the packet with -20 points. The actual winner was Matt Lafer, who won in a thrilling tiebreaker against John Lawrence and Mike Cheyne.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 316334

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

women, fire and dangerous things wrote:Now that Trash Day is over, here's my packet.
I wrote a sequel to this packet, with substantially more accessible answerlines. I'll read it tonight at 11:00 EDT.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open ‘15: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 2544

Re: VCU Open ‘15: Question-specific discussion

The Housman tossup was in the music distribution. The Auden tossup was in literature, and it basically had two clues about his work on libretti - the rest were clues about his poetry, or about his appearance in an Alan Bennett play, in the case of the lead-in.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 316334

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Now that Trash Day is over, here's my packet.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 316334

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Here are the scores for my packet. Since it's being read at Trash Day, I won't post it until afterwards.

Shan K: 25
Tommy C: 55
Matt L: 65
Stephen L: 45
Richard Y: 10
Mike C: 25
Tejas R: 10
John L: 25
Cody V: 35
Trevor D: 25
Will O: 10
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 316334

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I'd be happy for my packet to be read at Trash Day, although be warned, it's for the most part highly non-trashy.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 316334

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I'll post it after the reading.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 316334

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I wrote a packet of (mostly art) film tossups, which I'll read tonight at 11:00 Eastern in #film.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open ‘15: Errata
Replies: 23
Views: 4000

Re: VCU Open ‘15: Errata

Was this the tournament that seemed to refer to the concept of an "anti-biopic" in one question, or was that a different tournament this weekend? And regardless, what does that mean? Straub-Huillet's Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach is often called an anti-biopic, because it's about the life of a r...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open ‘15: Errata
Replies: 23
Views: 4000

Re: VCU Open ‘15: Errata

Was this the tournament that seemed to refer to the concept of an "anti-biopic" in one question, or was that a different tournament this weekend? And regardless, what does that mean? Straub-Huillet's Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach is often called an anti-biopic, because it's about the life of a r...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open ‘15: Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 4048

Re: VCU Open ‘15: Thanks and General Discussion

Are you sure they go to the center of the earth in The Blazing World ? The summary of it I read in Steven Moore's The Novel just says that the protagonist gets there from the North Pole, and the description at http://skullsinthestars.com/2011/01/02/margaret-cavendishs-the-blazing-world-1666/ implies...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open ‘15: Errata
Replies: 23
Views: 4000

Re: VCU Open ‘15: Errata

I really loved that the "Flipped classroom" method came up. However, I'm not sure why "flipped classroom" wasn't acceptable. I spent the better part of two years working in schools beginning to implement this model and never really heard it referred to as anything but the "flipped classroom." I thi...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 53614

Re: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

SHEIKH happened, but we didn't have a stats person, so I'll do the stats and post them at some point soon. A team consisting of me, Mike Cheyne, Carsten and Andrew Hart defeated Rob, Trevor, Mike Bentley and Ryan (replacing Auroni) in a one-game final. For people playing stuff tomorrow, show up at t...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 53614

Re: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

Sorice confirmed that he wants to play, making 18 people, so everyone who wants to play can if we do 6 teams of 3. We can figure out the teams tomorrow.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 53614

Re: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

Given our staffing situation, I'm going to nix the idea of using bouncebacks at this tournament, in the interest of keeping things running smoothly.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 53614

Re: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

There are currently 17 people on the spreadsheet for VICO, which is 1 mod 4. Is there anyone currently on the free agent list who wouldn't mind staffing instead of playing, or alternatively, does the field as a whole mind if there is one 5-person team? EDIT: It just occurred to me that while Mike So...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 53614

Re: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

On Friday afternoon, I will make the schedules for SHEIKH and VICO, and will therefore randomly form teams from any free agents who aren't on teams yet at that point.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 53614

Re: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

You can email VICO packets to me, if you trust me not to look at them.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 53614

Re: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

We can start at any time on Sunday; I was planning 8:30. I was also planning on doing a shorter lunch break, because there are many a number of fast options in a 5-minute walking radius from the tournament.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 CO Visual Arts Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 3293

Re: Discussion Thread

As many other people have mentioned, this tournament was excellent. I especially appreciated the inclusion of historically-oriented topics like "Napoleon taking art from people" and Maria Altmann's legal dispute over the ownership of those Klimt paintings, and the focus on clues about notable shots/...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sat Jul 25, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 53614

Re: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

This tournament will be held on the 4th floor of Lorch Hall instead of our usual location, Mason Hall. The original post has been updated with that information, and details will be in the logistics email I send out to teams.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 53614

Re: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

With the official signup of the 8th team, the field is now closed. People should sign up for side events on the spreadsheet, so I can accurately gauge interest and tweak the formats/schedules accordingly.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RILKE Discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 5240

Re: RILKE Discussion

The Discovery of Heaven may indeed be the most important recent Dutch novel, just as The Year of the Hare may be the most important recent Finnish novel, but given the status of those two literary traditions, it is still very likely that very few players have even cursory knowledge of them. As it h...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RILKE Discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 5240

Re: RILKE Discussion

I'll take slight issue with two of your premises. One is that you might just has well have tossed up The Hunger Angel (or other works of equivalent difficulty) at this tournament. I can only recall a couple of tossups of similar difficulty at last year's Gorilla Lit, and I recall finding them ill-ad...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RILKE Discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 5240

Re: RILKE Discussion

I have to agree that many of the common links were excessively hard. The vision for this tournament that John laid out was to have common links which would have early clues about works that are worth knowing but that don't come up much, but later clues about canonical works, in order to incorporate ...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 53614

Re: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

With the signup of the Sethlene team, there are 7 teams officially signed up. If the Andrew/Nolan/Kurtis team officially signs up, then the field will be at a 8 teams, which is a perfect number. There are also two free agents (Noah Prince and Casey Bindas) and two open spots on the aforementioned t...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open thanks and discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 17525

Re: Chicago Open thanks and discussion

I think your rationale is a reasonable one, Jerry, even though I have a philosophical disagreement with it, and it's certainly not the case that the player was trying to game the system or anything like that. I think if people in general agree with that rationale, then it should be codified in the r...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open thanks and discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 17525

Re: Chicago Open thanks and discussion

To be clear, I agree that the fact that one of my teammates also knew the clue is not relevant to protest resolution. What I disagree about is that you can have a clue without a pronoun. I agree in general that it is content, not syntax, which is relevant to whether something or not is a clue; thus ...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open thanks and discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 17525

Re: Chicago Open thanks and discussion

I enjoyed this tournament a lot, and don't have many complaints about the questions, but I do want to discuss a protest resolution (apologies if this should be a separate thread, in which case a moderator can move it). The tossup on Shavuot led in with a clue to the effect of "The John Doe-like plac...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 53614

Re: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

The side event schedule has been added to the first post.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 53614

Re: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

With the signup of the Sethlene team, there are 7 teams officially signed up. If the Andrew/Nolan/Kurtis team officially signs up, then the field will be at a 8 teams, which is a perfect number. There are also two free agents (Noah Prince and Casey Bindas) and two open spots on the aforementioned te...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2014 Set Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 16440

Re: Delta Burke 2014 Set Discussion

"This color partly names an Henri Matisse painting" is, in fact, not a clue, because it's part of a longer clue. There are tons of paintings named after colors (even a number of Matisse ones - it could also have been green or yellow), such that a reasonable player would not expect that to be the end...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 53614

Re: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

Yeah, I'm planning on quads for the side events, because of the limited number of rooms.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 53614

Re: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

In that case, we'll do Modern on Sunday as originally played. I've added it to the spreadsheet.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 53614

Re: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

Two things: 1) The first post has been updated with information about fees (just $80 per team!) 2) Here's a spreadsheet for side-event team formation: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LRMbn92abE8_BN5I233XZuu-L4E36Fyxy3K-K7E3fd4/edit#gid=0 . I just noticed that We Have Never Been Modern has be...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 53614

Re: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

I propose the following schedule of side events:

Saturday evening: SHEIKH
Sunday: Science, VICO, We Have Never Been Modern

If there's time, we might be able to throw in some Tricon packets as well.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed May 13, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Summer Practices!
Replies: 8
Views: 4046

Re: Michigan Summer Practices!

Everybody is welcome, even Collin Parks!
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 53614

Re: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

People who are planning on coming to this site, feel free to list your side event preferences here, and I'll come up with a schedule. I can say that since I personally want to play VICO very much, that's probably going to happen.