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Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 54152

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: 54152

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: 3416

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: 54152

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: 54152

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: 5444

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: 5444

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: 5444

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: 54152

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: 17756

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: 17756

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: 17756

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: 54152

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: 54152

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: 16689

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: 54152

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: 54152

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: 54152

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: 54152

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: 4105

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: 54152

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.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 323996

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Shan Kothari won my packet, despite arriving halfway through, and John Lawrence came in a close second. The "Upload attachment" thing seems not to be working, so I guess those of you who weren't there won't get to enjoy my questions.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 323996

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I've written a characteristically silly packet of literature questions, which I'll read tonight at 10:00 Eastern.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 54152

VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

The traditional Michigan mirror of VCU Open will take place on August 8 on the 4th floor of Lorch Hall , starting at 9 A.M. As is also traditional, since we aren't able to book rooms in the summer, we will be squatting in the few rooms which aren't locked. As such, I'll be capping the field at 8 tea...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 CO Visual Arts
Replies: 131
Views: 58761

Re: 2015 CO Visual Arts

I'll be playing this with Saajid Moyen.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History 2015
Replies: 139
Views: 67883

Re: CO History 2015

I'm playing this with Stephen Liu.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 STIMPY: Religion/World History/Film
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: Religion/World History/Film

I really enjoyed the non-Nanook of the North film questions, and it was good to see clues about major things like Jean Epstein and Journey to Italy that don't get asked about much.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: The Essence of Prompting
Replies: 68
Views: 26719

Re: George Oppen: The Essence of Prompting

Certainly as a moderator I'll accept answers that I know to be correct, even if they're not listed, but the keyword is know . Unlike Ike, I don't think it's obviously correct that "Proust" should be acceptable for the narrator of In Search of Lost Time , since the narrator, while clearly semi-autobi...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO 2015 Matchmaking
Replies: 47
Views: 19523

Re: CO 2015 Matchmaking

I'm looking for teammates. I'll write my questions promptly, and I'm even better than Mike Cheyne.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 323996

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

My packet is attached. I won't tell you who won, so you'll have to puzzle it out.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 323996

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I'm writing a packet, half of which is tossups on puzzles of various sorts, and the other half of which is assorted tossups with a Will Nediger flavor. I'll read it at 10 Eastern tonight, unless for some reason I don't finish it by then.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 323996

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

My packet happened, and Rob put in a shameful performance, scoring 80 points while the rest of the room combined for 85. Yet again, Cody disappointed me by failing to get a particular tossup (although in fairness, it was because he wasn't paying attention).
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 323996

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I've written an unthemed packet of hard, extremely whimsical tossups, with lots of lit and fine arts, as is my wont. I plan on reading it tonight around 9:00 Eastern.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition
Replies: 74
Views: 31864

Re: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition

Here are the results from my 9-tossup packet. Nobody, not even Cody Voight, got the tossup worth 1000 points.

Rob Carson: 20
Matt Jackson: 15
Stephen Eltinge/Max Schindler/Chris Manners/Will Holub-Moorman: 10
Bernadette: -5
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition
Replies: 74
Views: 31864

Re: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition

I'll read a brief assortment of questions from various abortive attempts at writing theme packets.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 323996

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I've written a half packet (10/10) of questions involving wordplay of various kinds. I'd like to read it on Tuesday evening, although I'm open to other times if interested parties (I'm looking at you, John Lawrence and Rob Carson) would prefer. The questions cover an assortment of academic categori...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 323996

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I've written a half packet (10/10) of questions involving wordplay of various kinds. I'd like to read it on Tuesday evening, although I'm open to other times if interested parties (I'm looking at you, John Lawrence and Rob Carson) would prefer. The questions cover an assortment of academic categori...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 323996

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I've written a half packet (10/10) of questions involving wordplay of various kinds. I'd like to read it on Tuesday evening, although I'm open to other times if interested parties (I'm looking at you, John Lawrence and Rob Carson) would prefer. The questions cover an assortment of academic categorie...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICCS at Michigan (9/20/14)
Replies: 2
Views: 1551

Re: ICCS at Michigan (9/20/14)

Michigan went undefeated to win, and Danny from MSU was the lead scorer; stats forthcoming.
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Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Texas QB Camp Tournament mirror @ Michigan (August 10)
Replies: 22
Views: 8271

Re: Texas QB Camp Tournament mirror @ Michigan (August 10)

After the tournament, we did the final 2 packets of Tricon:

Will Nediger: 195
Jerry Vinokurov: 85
Mike Cheyne: 75
Dylan Minarik: 75
Matt Lafer: 65
Andrew Wang: 45
Shan Kothari: 35
Ryan Westbrook: 15
Kenji Golimlim: 10
Todd Maslyk: 5
Sid Dogra: -5
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)
Replies: 30
Views: 16175

Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

We did a shootout on Imaginary Landscapes, at which Shan scored many points, and some other people scored fewer points: Shan Kothari: 780 Matt Lafer: 110 Connor Teevens: 150 (only played 6 rounds) Mike Cheyne: 220 We also did a shootout on all but 2 of the Tricon rounds: Mike Cheyne: 445 Will Nedige...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Texas QB Camp Tournament mirror @ Michigan (August 10)
Replies: 22
Views: 8271

Re: Texas QB Camp Tournament mirror @ Michigan (August 10)

The Cheyne/Kothari/Minarik/Wang team went undefeated to win this tournament, and the house team came in second.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)
Replies: 30
Views: 16175

Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

A bunch of people have requested to have DUST on Sunday, so I think it makes sense to stick to the current schedule, but if enough people are in your situation, maybe we could do a second run of Tricon on Sunday concurrently with DUST.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)
Replies: 30
Views: 16175

Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

We can do it the other way around, I don't have any real preference. I should add that, having looked at some of the answerlines for Imaginary Landscapes, I think it'll have something to offer for many players.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)
Replies: 30
Views: 16175

Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

I'm not going to change the format to doubles or anything, but any team that wants to can of course split into two, provided they let me know before Saturday. (But each team would each have to pay an entry fee.) As Mike mentioned, there are some people who said they'd come who haven't signed up yet ...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Texas QB Camp Tournament mirror @ Michigan (August 10)
Replies: 22
Views: 8271

Re: Texas QB Camp Tournament mirror @ Michigan (August 10)

Final schedule for this weekend: On Saturday, registration will be from 8:30 to 8:55 on the third floor of Mason Hall, and VCU Open will start at 9:00. After a short dinner break, we'll do a shootout on Imaginary Landscapes followed by a shootout on Tricon 2.5. On Sunday, registration will be from 8...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)
Replies: 30
Views: 16175

Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Final schedule for this weekend: On Saturday, registration will be from 8:30 to 8:55 on the third floor of Mason Hall, and VCU Open will start at 9:00. After a short dinner break, we'll do a shootout on Imaginary Landscapes followed by a shootout on Tricon 2.5. On Sunday, registration will be from 8...