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by Wynaut
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Neuroscience Side Event Interest Gague
Replies: 11
Views: 803

Re: Neuroscience Side Event Interest Gague

Iamteehee wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:37 pm
tksaleija wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:34 pm
I would definitely play this if able to staff HSNCT
by Wynaut
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: The Birth of a Nation: Slapdash Michigan Shootout Day (July 6)
Replies: 29
Views: 2485

Re: The Birth of a Nation: Slapdash Michigan Shootout Day (July 6)

I'll try to put together a packet's worth of audio questions in lieu of TUPAC not being available. How many I'll actually get done is predicated on how quickly I finish up my CO questions.
by Wynaut
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: The Birth of a Nation: Slapdash Michigan Shootout Day (July 6)
Replies: 29
Views: 2485

Re: Interest in Slapdash Michigan Shootout Day [tentatively on July 13]

I'll be out of town starting on the 12th, so I'll only be able to make it on the 6th.
by Wynaut
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GEOCACHE (Summer 2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 1691

GEOCACHE (Summer 2019)

Hello everyone, I am pleased to announce GEOCACHE ( Geo graphic C hallenge A ffair with C ontent H ard and E asy), the successor to 2017’s GEODUCK set. Like GEODUCK, this tournament will consist of 8 to 10 packets with 24 tossups each, and will aim for “regular-plus” difficulty, with a healthy mix o...
by Wynaut
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)
Replies: 48
Views: 19001

Re: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)

I have a packet of 24 6-line geography questions I intended to use in an aborted GEODUCK sequel.
by Wynaut
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GEODUCK - Geography Side Event (NEW: Online Mirror Update)
Replies: 37
Views: 16705

Re: GEODUCK - Geography Side Event (NEW: Online Mirror Updat

Team "McMurdo on the Orient Express" (Jakob Myers et. al.) defeated Team "Geoduck Amuck" (Alex Schmidt et. al.) to win the online mirror! Stats will be posted soon. I will also be reading Packets 6, 7, and 8 in the Quizbowl Discord here at 8:00 PM EDT. This will happen at a later date. If you haven'...
by Wynaut
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GEODUCK - Geography Side Event (NEW: Online Mirror Update)
Replies: 37
Views: 16705

Re: GEODUCK - Geography Side Event (NEW: Online Mirror Updat

I forgot to mention that, since I've converted most of the tossups in Packets 9 and 10 for use in different tournaments (including one I have yet to announce), I only have 8 packets to read for this mirror. As such, I'll be splitting everyone into 4 teams and run it as a double round-robin with a fi...
by Wynaut
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GEODUCK - Geography Side Event (NEW: Online Mirror Update)
Replies: 37
Views: 16705

Re: GEODUCK - Geography Side Event (NEW: Online Mirror Updat

Reminder that there's still time to sign up for the online mirror, and if you're free to staff on Sunday, please do so! A full logistics announcement will be coming shortly.
by Wynaut
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GEODUCK - Geography Side Event (NEW: Online Mirror Update)
Replies: 37
Views: 16705

Re: GEODUCK (Geography Side Event)

I will be holding the online mirror of GEODUCK on Sunday, September 24 , on Discord, starting at 12:00 noon EDT . Once again, the entry fee will be $10/person. It would be best to hold off your payments until I get an issue concerning people unable to find my Venmo resolved. Here is the sign-up shee...
by Wynaut
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GEODUCK - Geography Side Event (NEW: Online Mirror Update)
Replies: 37
Views: 16705

Re: GEODUCK (Geography Side Event)

I'm going to organize sign-up sheets for the online mirror soon. I'm aiming to hold this on either one of the weekends of the 23rd or the 30th. I will also need other staffers for this -- post here if you're interested in staffing. Considering that Discord is gaining favor among online mirrors, I'm ...
by Wynaut
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 39363

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

For the remaining GEODUCK free agents: Try to form teams as soon as possible, as I will assign everyone to one of two teams otherwise. For anyone who volunteered to staff GEODUCK: Make sure to PM me on Facebook (preferably with a gmail address for Google Drive) or email me at kenjishimizu97@gmail.co...
by Wynaut
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GEODUCK - Geography Side Event (NEW: Online Mirror Update)
Replies: 37
Views: 16705

Re: GEODUCK (Geography Side Event)

I would like to thank the fine folks at Berkeley and VCU for mirroring and playing this set. I hope you all enjoyed it! I'd like to have a private discussion forum for this set up in the next few days, as well as the logistics for an online Skype/Discord mirror (which will most likely happen toward ...
by Wynaut
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WORLDSTAR
Replies: 27
Views: 12645

Re: WORLDSTAR (Nats 2018)

Is the Geo limited to just "World" or can it include US/European content as well?
by Wynaut
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GEODUCK - Geography Side Event (NEW: Online Mirror Update)
Replies: 37
Views: 16705

Re: GEODUCK (Geography Side Event)

This is currently 75% done. There will be 10 packets of 24 tossups only.
by Wynaut
Fri May 05, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: TRICON 5: COMING SUMMER 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 14410

Re: TRICON 5: COMING SUMMER 2017

Cheynem wrote:Last year, there were only four packets for this, so I guess I'll advocate if there is any interest in this tournament, people actually contribute packets.
Speaking of those packets, are those gonna be uploaded to the archive any time soon?
by Wynaut
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EMT Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 17040

Re: 2017 EMT Specific Question Discussion

The Petals of Blood/Ngugi/English bonus showed up in both Packets 5 and 8.

Also, did the tossup on Hamas really drop "rivaled by an organization led by Yasser Arafat" in power?
by Wynaut
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GEODUCK - Geography Side Event (NEW: Online Mirror Update)
Replies: 37
Views: 16705

GEODUCK - Geography Side Event (NEW: Online Mirror Update)

I am pleased to announce GEODUCK ( Geo graphic D esigns of the U nusual and C onventional K inds), a tossup-only tournament dealing with all things geography. All questions will be written by me, Kenji Shimizu, over an even spread of both natural/physical and human geography. Many of these questions...
by Wynaut
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Naveed Bork Memorial Tournament
Replies: 34
Views: 15454

Re: Naveed Bork Memorial Tournament

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:3 Geo/Ce/Mixed/Other Ac
wooooo
by Wynaut
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Terrapin Mirror at OSU: 12/4/16
Replies: 17
Views: 8305

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

Are detailed stats for this going to be released? http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/3977/stats/combined_stats_%28%2Bfinals%29/ what he's referring to is more advanced stats that ccount for where people buzzed in a tu/stats by answerline Yeah, there were apparently stats for those being recor...
by Wynaut
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 20640

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

Could I see the tossup on the Great Leap Forward? It seemed really obvious to me from the start, but held off buzzing until "sparrows" was said.
by Wynaut
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 Eisenhower Memorial Tournament - Global Announcement
Replies: 14
Views: 9755

Re: 2017 Eisenhower Memorial Tournament - Global Announcemen

Is the lack of Current Events intentional?
by Wynaut
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 281362

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

CPiGuy wrote:I've written a packet of 15 tossups on Polandball -- if people are interested in playing this send me a PM and I'll try to figure out a time to read it over Skype or Google Hangouts.

Also, the questions are almost all 10 lines long or longer.
Count me in.
by Wynaut
Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 50056

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

Code: Select all

PHILIPPINES PACKET
mik -5
pat 15
tejas 35
foos -5
naveed 45
"chipbeall" -10
ophir 15
magin -5
rob 10
harris -5
hidehiro -5
eric 15

Code: Select all

POKEMON PACKET
harris -30
tejas 35
rob 75
jasper 105
ophir 10
eddie 50
eric -5
by Wynaut
Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 1st annual JAKOB: Online History Extravaganza
Replies: 46
Views: 17457

Re: 1st annual JAKOB: Online History Extravaganza

I think having a spreadsheet for signups would be nice, since it allows everyone to see who the free agents are.
by Wynaut
Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 50056

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

I hope to have the Pokémon packet done by then. It should be 20 tossups on mostly stuff from the video games. This won't be happening. I apologize, but I have been busy with finals and now writing some academic questions. I hope to have some Pokémon questions done for a Summer Open or something lik...
by Wynaut
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 50056

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

When are we going to get info about logistics for this if we're planning on reading packets? Usually there's a Google Doc set up on the morning of the tournament where people enter their names/packet themes depending on when they want to read. After that we just go down the list. EDIT: Also, I chan...
by Wynaut
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: [REDACTED] - A Conspiracy Theory Side Event
Replies: 13
Views: 6080

Re: [REDACTED] - A Conspiracy Theory Side Event

CPiGuy wrote:I don't see it on the archive...
It usually takes a while for them to show up after they're uploaded.
by Wynaut
Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 50056

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

I'll have either an "Internet content" or a Philippines-themed packet by Festivus since I don't feel like reading two packets this time.
by Wynaut
Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 281362

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I'm thinking of writing a new Pokémon packet after the new games come out. It's probably going to be tossup only and will hopefully be done by Festivus. How many people would be interested? I know that there has been Pokémon packets before but is the demand sufficient? I am writing a ton of academi...
by Wynaut
Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: There Will Be Stock Clues
Replies: 31
Views: 14627

Re: There Will Be Stock Clues

Sweet!
by Wynaut
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE 2016: Specific Question Discussion & Review Requests
Replies: 35
Views: 3381

Re: Specific Question Discussion and Review Requests

Could I see the Trump TU? I certainly wasn't expecting that and was a bit hesitant to buzz (though I still did) at the clue describing the sculptures demolished at Trump Tower New York. I'm a bit curious how you filled up the rest of the tossup. Also, people at the Michigan site seemed to agree that...
by Wynaut
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7
Replies: 34
Views: 14437

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

Hello Michigan-bound friends-- I'll have a 20+ tossup vanity music packet to read at some point during the weekend. I was planning on just reading it in the hotel for Eliza, Andrew, and some luckless Illinois youngsters, but the cancellation of BURI means that there might be time to read this to ot...
by Wynaut
Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 4700

Re: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion

Can I see the tossups on "getting rocked" and "Rikki Don't Lose That Number"? I want to see where the first one was heading (We Will Rock You?) and where the second's power ended.
by Wynaut
Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 - July 23-24
Replies: 73
Views: 40368

Re: Chicago Open 2016 - July 23-24

Have you received a packet from Chris Borglum et. al. yet? Dylan says he submitted it days ago.
by Wynaut
Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2016 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament Global Announcement
Replies: 10
Views: 8390

Re: 2016 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament Global Announcem

Xochicuicatl Cuecuechtli wrote:Is this set clear? Will it be posted?
by Wynaut
Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity VIII — May 27, Dallas
Replies: 19
Views: 8851

Re: Geography Monstrosity VIII — May 27, Dallas

Any plans for this yet? The IRC is here; just copy-paste clues into the chat one-at-a-time, and wait around 5-10 seconds in between giving clues. Make sure to call on the first person to type "buzz"; if they type "wd" they withdraw and can buzz again later (generally).
by Wynaut
Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 173
Views: 121139

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

I first learned about Ocracoke Island because of a Wheel of Fortune contestant from there. She also talked about its weird dialect. Another one I just remembered: I first heard about Ravel's Concerto for the Left Hand in my first-year engineering class. It was in the context of finger implants that ...
by Wynaut
Tue May 24, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity VIII — May 27, Dallas
Replies: 19
Views: 8851

Re: Geography Monstrosity VIII — May 27, Dallas

Will this be read on the IRC at some point?
by Wynaut
Thu May 19, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl Podcast!
Replies: 6
Views: 4282

Re: Quizbowl Podcast!

I'd just like to say that there was never a "subtype of dating sim" tossup at MLK
by Wynaut
Mon May 02, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 57298

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

I can play this. I know music, random internet things, and scattered tidbits from the rest of the categories.
by Wynaut
Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MYSTERIUM - Skype Mirror - 5/7/16
Replies: 19
Views: 9235

Re: MYSTERIUM - Skype Mirror - 5/7/16

I'm interested in playing this.
by Wynaut
Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - University of Michigan, 04.16-17.2016
Replies: 104
Views: 49873

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

If anyone found an iPhone charger in any of the Bossanova rooms (or 2448), it's probably mine. If whoever found it (assuming someone did) could return it to me, I'd greatly appreciate it.
by Wynaut
Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ICT general discussion
Replies: 6
Views: 2435

Re: 2016 ICT general discussion

The geography was really enjoyable and well-clued; a lot of the leadins and hard parts definitely sounded like they were worth knowing about. I also certainly wasn't expecting a whole tossup on Iqaluit! The one exception that comes to mind is the Chad bonus that pretty much relied on knowing its hig...
by Wynaut
Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2016 DI ICT
Replies: 38
Views: 11538

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2016 DI 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. This also happened in DI. The Motown tossup also had similar issues (dropping Holland-Dozier-Holland AND Hitsville USA in power, even though the...
by Wynaut
Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" at Maryland (February 27, 2016)
Replies: 31
Views: 16551

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

Is there any word on whether or not we're still sticking to Chris Ray's proposed schedule of side events? I'm interested in playing Eyes and COTTAGE Bowl.
by Wynaut
Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Can We Stop Doing This Tossup 0 Thing?
Replies: 26
Views: 8840

Re: Can We Stop Doing This Tossup 0 Thing?

Okay, as the obvious target of this post (since no recent tournament, at least, in my memory, had Tossup 0s except MFT, and since I wrote some of the offending tossups -- Auroni and I were the only people who wrote Tossup 0s for MLK), I'll put in a few words. Yeah, you're better off just skipping it...
by Wynaut
Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division I SCT
Replies: 58
Views: 19101

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division I SCT

I'm no lit expert, but the tossups on The Road and Les Miserables felt incredibly easy to power to me. EDIT: Oh yeah, and the Kerouac tossup title-dropped Visions of Cody way too early. Could I also see the tossup on Micronesia, please? I want to look at the clues from before the namedrop of the fou...
by Wynaut
Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 10621

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion

Two tossups (Chinese rail and Manchukuo) mention the Lytton report, although I don't think mentioning one will instantly give away the other.
by Wynaut
Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals @ UChicago (1/30/16)
Replies: 5
Views: 5506

Re: ACF Regionals @ UChicago (1/30/16)

Since I forgot to indicate this on the team roster sheet, all of Michigan B is UG, and Efosa and Priya are DII.
by Wynaut
Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: IRC Festivus 2015: Rex Ryan's Revenge
Replies: 37
Views: 18286

Re: IRC Festivus 2015: Rex Ryan's Revenge

Also, I may have 5-10 Pokemon/painting mashup questions to make up for that Pokemon/academic mashup packet that never materialized.