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by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to Buzz Faster
Replies: 12
Views: 3061

Re: How to Buzz Faster

Take all of the following advice with a grain of salt, as all of these tips will almost certainly lead to more negs. However, all of these will certainly make you faster on the buzzer. 1. Stimulation: Caffeine helps to cut down response time and increases the speed of reflexes. 2. Protobowl: As much...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Staying Alert/Focused after Lunch
Replies: 11
Views: 2836

Re: Staying Alert/Focused after Lunch

I'll echo what others have said about the importance of eating a light lunch and snacking throughout the day. Personally, I also try to get a nap in during lunch when possible. Also, if you drink caffeine in the morning, much of it will have worn off by lunchtime, so both re-hydrating and re-caffein...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT at Michigan (09/29/2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 3689

Re: EFT at Michigan (09/29/2018)

Will statistics for this tournament be posted on the database?
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 16420

Re: Boston Summer Open I

Considering Imaginary Landscape may not be clear, posting these stats is probably not the wisest decision.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: New Mobile App -- Tycho: Play Quizbowl and Science Bowl
Replies: 11
Views: 5142

Re: New Mobile App -- Tycho: Play Quizbowl and Science Bowl

Given that QuizBug is now defunct, are there any plans to create an online/desktop version of this app?
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 6373

Re: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread

I think the transparent part of that tossup isn’t just the “being set to music” stuff but the pronoun “these biblical texts” itself. Very few things other than the psalms fit that pronoun at all (maybe the gospels I guess?) so the question can easily be frauded in power. To answer your question, th...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue May 08, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish
Replies: 76
Views: 22530

Re: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish

When I set about to construct my ballot for the player poll, the main criteria that I looked at were statistics from the top bracket of ICT and ACF Nationals (at least for those players who did make the bracket). However, it seems that many people were not using this as a basis for their poll, judgi...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 48
Views: 17494

Re: Players Choice Awards

Upset of the Year (submitted as the "Liberty defeats Penn" award): awarded to the team that pulled off the most notable upset of the year. Examples from last year would include McGill taking a top bracket spot from Columbia at ICT or Northwestern making a run to the ICT finals. If this is included,...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 48
Views: 17494

Re: Players Choice Awards

I came up with excluding players in the same region as the voter because I wanted to prevent players in mega-clubs like Berkeley or Chicago from getting 20 votes from their own teammates, and because I'm going to try to make it easy to finish the ballot in less than 10 minutes (not every question w...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 31339

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

Econ (6/4): Hotelling, the commons, families, real business cycles, production function, Homo economicus, cap and trade bonus, r > g bonus, shoeleather costs bonus, Vickry bonus I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed the economics in this set, particularly the questions on Hotelling, Production...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 48
Views: 17494

Re: Players Choice Awards

2. I want to prevent people from voting for their own teammates or friends that they see very regularly in the region. My idea to enact this was to have voters identify their region on the form, and then the ballot would exclude players from their region. I've worked up an example of what I mean. T...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish
Replies: 76
Views: 22530

Re: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish

Matthew Lehmann should at least be in your top 20 if not 15; the Chicago B teams he top-scored generally performed better against us than Chicago A did. I could tell anecdotes about how Matthew is one of the fastest on the buzzer, how he regularly beats John Lawrence (and the rest of the Chicago cl...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: UChicago Summer 2017 Practices
Replies: 7
Views: 3737

Re: UChicago Summer 2017 Practices

heterodyne wrote:Practice will be occurring from 7-10 on Monday 7/10 in Room 503 of the Regenstein Library. If you're not a student, just message me on Facebook where I'm most likely to see it and you can be let in.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: UChicago Summer 2017 Practices
Replies: 7
Views: 3737

Re: UChicago Summer 2017 Practices

Today, we will be having practice in Crerar 320b from 7-10pm. If anyone has trouble getting in or finding the building, send me a PM via the forums or Facebook.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Wed May 17, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Reading old Imaginary Landscape packets in the QB Discord
Replies: 11
Views: 4268

Re: Reading old Imaginary Landscape packets in the QB Discor

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"
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 13983

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

Alston spends 26 minutes jerking himself off about how good he is at philosophy.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 13983

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

After reading a spurious post in the SoCal Quizbowl Facebook group, we pulled over on the side of the highway to watch a promised Columbia Quizbowl hype video featuring Ben Zhang. Sadly, the video was only a link to Usher's hit single "Yeah."
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 13983

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

60 miles from food and we bust out the Slim Jim.

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by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 13983

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

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Kai: "When naming the group chat, does the '+' in B+ go before or after the 'B'?"

Max: "After - how the hell do you not know this?"

Kai: "I haven't had a grade that high in a while."
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 13983

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

Post CVS run food pic. Not pictured: Alston's Giant Slim Jim™

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by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Terrapin Mirror at OSU: 12/4/16
Replies: 17
Views: 7763

Re: DATE CHANGE: Terrapin Mirror at OSU: 12/4/16

Our Lady Peace wrote:In the first game between Ohio State A and Chicago A, Ohio State is credited with 10.00 PPB and Chicago with 13.50 PPB. Is this an error? It doesn't seem right.
Chicago B is also dubiously credited with 8.93 PPB in our round 2 match against WashU B.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Saying Farewell
Replies: 13
Views: 4875

Re: Saying Farewell

Excelsior (smack) wrote:F
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE 2016: Specific Question Discussion & Review Requests
Replies: 35
Views: 2578

Re: Specific Question Discussion and Review Requests

One more thing I just noticed - the tossup on I puritani has an hose in the lead-in: "Luigi Bassi wrote a fantasy for clarinet and piano based on themes from this opera..." Bassi wrote lots of clarinet fantasies based on operas, the most famous of which is actually the one based on Rigoletto . Ambi...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE 2016: Specific Question Discussion & Review Requests
Replies: 35
Views: 2578

Re: Specific Question Discussion and Review Requests

Here are some specific thoughts I had about individual questions in this set. The tossup on scherzo could have used a more straightforward pronoun such as "this form" or "this genre." While I appreciated the thematic content of the question, I was thoroughly baffled by the term "this title," as I d...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Stimulants and Rituals for Quizbowl
Replies: 28
Views: 14555

Re: Stimulants and Rituals for Quizbowl

200 mg (one 12oz cup of coffee) caffeine pills. I use these as a pick-me-up to counteract the post-lunch slumber. I have not had any negative quizbowl related experiences with these, and they don't give me the jitters unlike energy drinks.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE (Summer/Fall 2016 Arts Side Event)
Replies: 11
Views: 6913

Re: ARTSEE (Summer/Fall 2016 Arts Side Event)

Cody wrote: I have other thoughts about this tournament once the private discussion is set up.
A private discussion forum for ARTSEE has now been set up.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE 2016: Specific Question Discussion & Review Requests
Replies: 35
Views: 2578

Re: Specific Question Discussion and Review Requests

Here are the questions that I contributed (in the first 7 rounds): Music: Microtonal, 'B,' E-flat,' Perfect Fourth, Oistrakh, Pavarotti, Nielsen, Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta , Oboe, Romania, Totentanz , and Russia. Other Auditory/Non Auditory: Silk Road, Le Sacre du Printemps , Bacchu...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UChicago Summer (2016) Practices
Replies: 7
Views: 3114

Re: UChicago Summer (2016) Practices

Practice will be today from 7-10 in the Reg, Room 503.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UChicago Summer (2016) Practices
Replies: 7
Views: 3114

Re: UChicago Summer (2016) Practices

Apologies for the late notice, but practice today will be from 7-10 in the Reg, room 503.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WUSTL Mirror of 2016 NASAT-June 25, 2016
Replies: 22
Views: 10572

Re: WUSTL Mirror of 2016 NASAT-June 25, 2016

A huge thanks to Sean and WUStL for running a fantastic tournament!

I have recordings of the final two matches between Dat Suitable Boi and Missouri Open Squad - once the set is clear I will post them.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UChicago Summer (2016) Practices
Replies: 7
Views: 3114

Re: UChicago Summer (2016) Practices

Our first practice will be next Monday (6/20) from 8-10pm in the Reg, room 503.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UChicago Summer (2016) Practices
Replies: 7
Views: 3114

UChicago Summer (2016) Practices

Starting next week, UChicago will be hosting weekly quizbowl practices open to the public. All quizbowlers in the area are welcome to attend. If you are not a UChicago Student, please PM me, message me on facebook, or email me at kaismith3[at]uchicago.edu if you are coming so that someone can let yo...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 3 Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 5783

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 3 Discussion

I already mentioned this to Eddie, but the first clues of both the Tchaikovsky tossup (the Rococo Variations) and the Sibelius Violin Concerto were a bit early, both causing massive buzzer races at the NSC site. Ysaye was an interesting idea for a tossup, although I'm not certain that there was a wa...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon May 02, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 32529

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

• Make the question worth 4 points for super-power, 3 points for power, and 2 points for the end of the question and after the question has finished. My idea with this is that, for most questions being played at the playoff level, getting the question right before "for the point" requires about the...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon May 02, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MUT: Specific question discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 10537

Re: Specific question discussion

I'm not qualified to comment on most things, but in the effort to voice more of our positive reactions to questions sets, I just wanted to say how excited I was about the lead-in to the Beethoven 5 tossup. I've had to read Hoffmann's review in both of the music history classes I've taken this year,...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - University of Michigan, 04.16-17.2016
Replies: 104
Views: 47040

Re: ACF Nationals - University of Michigan, 04.16-17.2016

The final rankings have been prettied up (ranking updated, UG & D2 rank included, colorized to indicate prelim bracket, packet names put in round report). As I am incapable of counting, please let me know if there are any errors. (also fixed in this: Chicago D's roster. sorry Chicago D!) According ...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2016 DII ICT
Replies: 17
Views: 4224

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2016 DII ICT

Unless I'm mistaken, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso is one of the most famous violin showpieces in the repertoire, and it's placement was a tad early. Also, the tossups on Ficciones and Binary Trees had lead-ins that where unambiguous in the extreme if I recall correctly.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ICT: "Comment on my questions" thread
Replies: 17
Views: 4123

Re: "Comment on my questions" thread

I wrote some stuff On top of whatever got downconverted from the above, I wrote the following for DII: "why I am not..." (Hayek/Russell/O'Hara), Luther/Dominicans/Leipzig, James Fenimore Cooper, "1" in psychology, "whales" in Moby-Dick Apparently, the Genesis version of "Land of Confusion" has diff...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Nats Predictions
Replies: 9
Views: 3869

Re: Nats Predictions

Mr. Schindler first-lines a tossup on Mossack Fonseca. When asked how he got it so quickly, Max just smiles.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: "stanford housewrite" Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 8552

Re: Question-Specific Discussion

This might just be me, but the tossup on "String Quartets" seemed disproportionately easier than the rest of the music in the set. Having a transparent description of the Dissonance quartet in the first line seems to be a little early, especially when compared to the non-transparent description of t...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 43
Views: 17498

Re: Preseason Poll

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:Also worth mentioning: I'm pretty sure Connor Wood from Maggie Walker and Cathy Xue from Montgomery Blair are off to Yale next year, though I have no idea how active they will be (probably better to ask actual Yalies).
So is Adam Fine from Uchicago Lab.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 Natl. Quiz Bowl Awards: Congratulations to the Winners!
Replies: 34
Views: 21172

Re: 2015 National Quiz Bowl Awards: Voting Open

At the awards ceremony, only 1 award was given out (to Eric Xu for making the National A-team), as he was the only award-recipient present at the end of the ceremony.

EDIT for clarity - Rob is 100% correct.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship
Replies: 46
Views: 18766

Re: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship

Also, its a lot easier for players to register and go to tournaments with the centralized approach. NHBB has a nice website where tournaments are shown and our players can go on and find a tournament easily. Freshman year I simply googled History Bowl, found the website, read the information, and t...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 1592

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Could I see the tossup on "Quartet for the End of Time" please?


EDIT: I heard this tossup went dead in several rooms
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going To College Next Year? 2014-15
Replies: 39
Views: 19440

Re: Where Are You Going To College Next Year? 2014-15

I will be attending UChicago in the fall, and definitely plan on playing quizbowl.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 48309

Re: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

Alston Boyd and I are playing this.

[Edited from tentative to definite]
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at Alabama [2/21/15]
Replies: 8
Views: 4407

Re: George Oppen at Alabama [2/21/15]

I want to thank Jake and everyone at Alabama for hosting a such a smooth and well-run event, and to everyone who came despite the terrible road conditions!
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion (HFT 2014)
Replies: 53
Views: 2982

Re: Question-specific discussion

May I see the tossups on 'Bridges,' 'Drones,' and 'Diffusion' from Round 1? Thanks. EDIT: Also having 'Kitsch' as a hard part for a bonus seems a little too challenging, especially compared to some of the other FA bonuses (ie the cello bonus). Not to be a broken record, but could these TU's be post...