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by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Regionals playtesting
Replies: 20
Views: 2873

Re: ACF Regionals playtesting

Lit playtesting in a few minutes!
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Regionals playtesting
Replies: 20
Views: 2873

Re: ACF Regionals playtesting

women, fire and dangerous things wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:33 am
I've also created a Doodle poll for biology playtesting - if you're interested, please indicate your availability here: https://doodle.com/poll/nt8tq9m8k25k7e2y
I'm planning to playtest the bio tonight after the lit - starting most likely around 10:00 (both of them in the IRC, as before).
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Regionals playtesting
Replies: 20
Views: 2873

Re: ACF Regionals playtesting

I've also created a Doodle poll for biology playtesting - if you're interested, please indicate your availability here: https://doodle.com/poll/nt8tq9m8k25k7e2y
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Regionals playtesting
Replies: 20
Views: 2873

Re: ACF Regionals playtesting

The remainder of the lit questions are written, so I'll be running a relatively short session to playtest the rest of them; I'm planning on this Wednesday at 9:00 PM Eastern, if enough people are available.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 9623

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

The first post has been updated with a list of packets received by the +$50 deadline. A couple reminders: 1) If you've submitted your packet but don't see your team in the first post, please let me know. 2) January 20 is the last day you can submit the packet if you want to play the tournament, and ...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 9623

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

The first post has been updated with a list of packets received by the +$25 deadine. Reminder that the +$50 deadline is this coming weekend and even steeper penalties accrue quickly after that, so get your packets in soon!
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Regionals playtesting
Replies: 20
Views: 2873

Re: ACF Regionals playtesting

Reminder that the first session is tonight!
by women, fire and dangerous things
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Regionals playtesting
Replies: 20
Views: 2873

Re: ACF Regionals playtesting

ErikC wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:57 pm
I'm interested in playtesting - will we get the email the night of or sooner?
Tomorrow just before playtesting starts, I'll send the details to any playtesters who show up in the main channel (#quizbowl).
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Regionals playtesting
Replies: 20
Views: 2873

Re: ACF Regionals playtesting

Back in my day, Discord was just what you used to connect dis buzzer to dis lockout system.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Regionals playtesting
Replies: 20
Views: 2873

ACF Regionals playtesting

I'm going to use this thread to organize playtesting sessions for ACF Regionals. The first such session will be this Saturday, January 5, at 9:00 PM Eastern, when I'll be playtesting a bunch of lit. I'll post a reminder later this week, but if you'd like to join and you're no longer in school, pleas...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why isn't Bollywood canon?
Replies: 20
Views: 2216

Re: Why isn't Bollywood canon?

Bollywood is an interesting case because it's a huge industry but is very underdiscussed in Western film criticism and therefore underrepresented in canons like TSPDT. (Ignoring Ray and Ghatak, who worked outside of the popular Bollywood tradition, there are only four Bollywood films on the current ...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 9623

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

A reminder that the no-penalty deadline is this Sunday, so I'm hoping to get lots of new packets in my inbox this weekend!
by women, fire and dangerous things
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 9623

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

theking259 wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:40 pm
Thanks for the fields list. I’m assuming that detailed stats will be taken again, is that correct?
Sorry for talking so long to get back to you on this. We will indeed be using detailed stats, though individual hosts you don't want to can opt out.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 (2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Re: Scattergories 3 (2019)

Update: This will be played as a side event on CO Sunday.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 9623

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Could we get a link to the fields (from google sheets). I'd rather not post a public link to the sheet since it has people's phone numbers in it, but anyone curious about the field for a specific site is free to email me. Update: Cody helpfully created a version of the sheet that just has a list of...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 9623

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

theking259 wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:05 am
Could we get a link to the fields (from google sheets).
I'd rather not post a public link to the sheet since it has people's phone numbers in it, but anyone curious about the field for a specific site is free to email me.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 9623

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

The first post has been updated with a list of teams which submitted by the -$50 deadline.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 9623

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Teams which don't have to write a packet can get a $50 discount if they submit by the no penalty deadline (December 16).
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 9623

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Smuttynose Island wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:59 am
The registration form doesn't seem to be working. It states that I need permission to access it.
Just tweaked a setting, so it should be fixed now.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 9623

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

The United Kingdom site will be hosted by Oxford-Brookes.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 53
Views: 7685

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

I haven't seen the question on semantics, but in my experience it is often contrasted with syntax.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 9623

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

The initial post has been updated with a list of the mirror sites, aside from the United Kingdom site, which is still TBD. Note that the Northeast site will most likely be co-hosted by MIT and Harvard but physically located at MIT; there will be more details when the announcement for that site is po...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 (2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Re: Scattergories 3 (2019)

Definitely by CO, possibly by nationals season.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 (2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Scattergories 3 (2019)

I've written close to half of it already, so I may as well announce it officially: the third, and most likely final, iteration of Scattergories will be ready for mirrors in 2019. If you've played or read the other two, you'll know what to expect. The difficulty is Very Hard, the subjects are things ...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 9623

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

The deadline for host bids is at the end of this month. I've received several bids already, but there are still a number of regions with no host bids yet, so if you're thinking of bidding, please do so! I've gotten several more bids, so thank to those who've contacted me! I'm still looking for host...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 9623

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

The deadline for host bids is at the end of this month. I've received several bids already, but there are still a number of regions with no host bids yet, so if you're thinking of bidding, please do so!
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 9623

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Any team with at least one person on it who played a regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournament* (either as a college student or as a high school student) prior to September 1, 2016 is required to submit a half-packet. House teams from host schools, as well as teams composed of people who ha...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 9623

ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

This is the official announcement for ACF Regionals 2019, which will take place on January 26, 2019. It's largely based on the announcement for last year's Regionals, with the major exception that this year's regionals will follow the standard ACF distribution as found on the ACF website. EDITORS: H...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Chicago Open 2018 Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 5846

Re: Chicago Open 2018 Thanks and Discussion

A thing I particularly liked about this set was the way that literary criticism clues were incorporated into the bonuses. A lot of the bonuses on core topics like The Turn of the Screw were made more interesting and educational by those clues (and similarly for other sorts of clues in many cases, li...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 2
Replies: 23
Views: 6502

Re: Scattergories 2

Scores for the online shootout: Joe Crowther: 70 (wasn't there for the whole thing) Conor Thompson: 140 Nick Collins: 265 Jason Thompson: 325 Itamar Naveh-Benjamin: 650 Brendan McKendy: 210 (wasn't there for the whole thing) Michael Zhuang: 330 Now that the set's clear, I'll be posting it to the arc...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 2
Replies: 23
Views: 6502

Re: Scattergories 2

Feel free!
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 2
Replies: 23
Views: 6502

Re: Scattergories 2

Discord link for today: https://discord.gg/Vx27G8
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 2
Replies: 23
Views: 6502

Re: Scattergories 2

There are currently only eight people signed up, and I don't think doubles teams will be too fun for a set of this difficulty, so what I'll do is just run this as a (free-of-charge) shootout. I've never used Discord before but I'm signing up now and it seems easy to use, so I'll run it there instead...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: History
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Re: History

FYI, the "slavery" tossup was in social science.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 2
Replies: 23
Views: 6502

Re: Scattergories 2

I've now heard from a few more people, so we should have enough interest for at least a small mirror. Signup spreadsheet is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15LS-rWocLt-wAJomyCmmT9Zot_gs6x1hD5E01YnhbLQ/edit?usp=sharing . My plan is to run this on Skype starting on Saturday, April 7, star...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 2
Replies: 23
Views: 6502

Re: Scattergories 2

The last physical mirror of this has happened. I've only heard from a handful of people who are interested in an online mirror, but I'd run one if enough people express interest. Please let me know soon if you'd be interested - otherwise I'll just go ahead and post the set.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Best Film Player
Replies: 39
Views: 9017

Re: Best Film Player

Yeah, I was going to say I would have hubristically considered myself the best "art film" player among people who currently play a bunch of stuff, except then Derek outscored me by 5 points or something on the film at Jordaens. Speaking of Canadians, I foolishly seeded Andrew Yim and Ian Greig in th...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Best Film Player
Replies: 39
Views: 9017

Re: Best Film Player

Watching Yogesh play my visual film tournament confirmed my suspicions that he's the best overall film player.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)
Replies: 49
Views: 10837

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

I've been sick in bed the last day and a half, so stats will be up tomorrow at the earliest.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: General Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 3043

Re: CMST: General Discussion

I wouldn't say 1 world literature tossup per round should be mandated even at this level, though you're right that the literature could have been better subdistributed. (In particular, there was more Russian lit than there needed to be, and a couple of those questions could have been replaced with w...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite Question
Replies: 44
Views: 11873

Re: Your Favorite Question

The tossup from last year's ACF Nationals on the word "nothing" in Shakespeare was a thing of beauty. It made me realize, in the midst of hearing the question, that interesting connections could be drawn between the various uses of the word in Shakespeare's works, and it did so with an extremely acc...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Dominance of Thought
Replies: 14
Views: 4201

Re: The Dominance of Thought

This thread is public and not part of the CMST discussion, so CMST questions should not be mentioned in it.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 2
Replies: 23
Views: 6502

Re: Scattergories 2

I hadn't thought about it, but yeah, if there's interest I might as well run an online mirror. If anyone else is interested, let me know, along with any preferences about date/time.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 5477

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

This director placed a car on a specially-designed turntable to film a scene in which Georgia Lorrison drives recklessly through a torrential rainstorm while sobbing. A film by this director uses non-diegetic (“non-die-uh-JET-ick”) shots of a ghostly ship, a skull in the desert, and an egg to imply...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 2
Replies: 23
Views: 6502

Re: Scattergories 2

Could a moderator set up a private discussion forum for this set?
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)
Replies: 49
Views: 10837

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

I have the Scattergories scoresheets but I also have a bunch of work to catch up with when I get home, so the stats won't be up until Wednesday, probably.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 5477

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

I'd also like to apologize for a clue in the egocentrism tossup that wasn't locked down enough. Though Piaget designed the three mountains task to test for egocentrism, you could accurately say "theory of mind" on that clue instead (which at least a couple players did).
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 5477

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

Yeah, I wrote on the 1940s because I couldn't write a tossup on "Powell and Pressburger," for obvious reasons. I may have overestimated how well it would play since I tend to think of movies alongside their years of release, but maybe most people simply don't do that. I'd also be interested to hear ...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: General Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 3043

Re: CMST: General Discussion

There's 2/2 economics in the set, with only one tossup really being "technical economics" (in packet 12). There were generally 2/3 or 3/2 of most major SS subfields (depending on how some interdisciplinary questions are counted), so in an ideal world there would have been at least one more econ ques...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)
Replies: 49
Views: 10837

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

They'd best sign up then! (I see that one more person has since signed up - so we'll have enough for six teams if a couple more people join, which seems plausible.)