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Reading old Imaginary Landscape packets in the QB Discord

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 2:46 pm
by hftf
I will read some previous Imaginary Landscape packets for fun on the quizbowl Discord channel. It is intended for anyone who missed the chance to play them, and for me to test out a new bot for reading audio packets.

If you're interested in playing, fill out this form with the times that work for you. If you have a preference for which packets to do, leave a comment on the form. I will announce a chosen time after receiving some responses.

There are three Imaginary Landscape tournaments, each with 8 packets of 20 audio tossups. More information about them can be found in these three threads.

Re: Reading old Imaginary Landscape packets in the QB Discor

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 11:45 pm
by hftf
I will read Imaginary Landscape No. 1 starting at 6 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 15, and Imaginary Landscape No. 2 starting at 7 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 16. Unfortunately I can't accommodate everybody in all timezones.

Each packet will take about 25 minutes. I will read for as long as there are still people who want to play.

Re: Reading old Imaginary Landscape packets in the QB Discor

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 10:01 pm
by setophaga
Thanks Ophir for doing this!
I wanted to add that I will be reading a so-called Music Mafia Tournament (MMT) immediately after tomorrow's reading of IL2, consisting of 30 powermarked vanity tossups ranging from the Baroque to the present day. The difficulty on these will range from around Nats-level to CO+, although most of them will have more accessible answerlines.

Re: Reading old Imaginary Landscape packets in the QB Discor

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 10:16 pm
by csheep
This was great thanks a bunch Ophir.

Re: Reading old Imaginary Landscape packets in the QB Discor

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 3:42 am
by Ben Salter
setophaga wrote:Thanks Ophir for doing this!
I wanted to add that I will be reading a so-called Music Mafia Tournament (MMT) immediately after tomorrow's reading of IL2, consisting of 30 powermarked vanity tossups ranging from the Baroque to the present day. The difficulty on these will range from around Nats-level to CO+, although most of them will have more accessible answerlines.
I assume this means it won't be at a reasonable time for people across the pond :(

Re: Reading old Imaginary Landscape packets in the QB Discor

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 11:01 am
by setophaga
If enough people in the UK are interested, I could read it around 6:00 EST on the IRC. That might also work better for some Americans. If you have a strong preference either way, PM me.

Re: Reading old Imaginary Landscape packets in the QB Discor

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 11:23 am
by naan/steak-holding toll
setophaga wrote:Thanks Ophir for doing this!
I wanted to add that I will be reading a so-called Music Mafia Tournament (MMT) immediately after tomorrow's reading of IL2, consisting of 30 powermarked vanity tossups ranging from the Baroque to the present day. The difficulty on these will range from around Nats-level to CO+, although most of them will have more accessible answerlines.
I will be in attendance for all of these.

Re: Reading old Imaginary Landscape packets in the QB Discor

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 5:14 pm
by setophaga
MMT will probably happen around 11 EDT on the IRC, or whenever the IL packet is done. If there's interest I will do another reading at some point.

Re: Reading old Imaginary Landscape packets in the QB Discor

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 11:09 pm
by setophaga
Thanks to Ophir and Magin again for a ton of fun!
MMT will be read in #quizbowl starting now.

Re: Reading old Imaginary Landscape packets in the QB Discor

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 11:11 pm
by Aaron's Rod
We laughed, we cried, we buzzed late on opera, and the Lawrence alumni came out swinging from the woodwork. Thanks so much to Ophir and the writers! It was a lot of fun!

Re: Reading old Imaginary Landscape packets in the QB Discor

Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 1:12 am
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Aaron's Rod wrote:We laughed, we cried, we buzz late on opera, and the Lawrence alumni came out swinging from the woodwork. Thanks so much to Ophir and the writers! It was a lot of fun!
some would call them "late buzzes" while the brits would call them "difficulty cliffs"

Re: Reading old Imaginary Landscape packets in the QB Discor

Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 10:26 am
by csheep
Thanks again Ophir. MMT was cool as well. Thanks Sameer :party: