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by Mahavishnu
Fri Aug 20, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread
Replies: 47
Views: 2953

Re: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread

A historically-informed recreation: "I've barely pulled up to the post-freeway stoplight when, thoroughly disgusted by my life-saving actions, Jonathen orders me to exit the car and switch seats with him. A miracle I'm not a stain." Back to the present. I awaken, slowly, carefully, much li...
by Mahavishnu
Fri Aug 20, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread
Replies: 47
Views: 2953

Re: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread

Above: my masterpost to rule them all. I apparently fell asleep while crafting it, and was able to barely grab it from the ignominy of nonexistence this morning.
by Mahavishnu
Fri Aug 20, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread
Replies: 47
Views: 2953

Re: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread

4:08 AM (Fla-freedom hours): once, I was Tracy. I am now beyond the meaning of all time. At some moment I drove, and at some moment my drooping eyelids asked me (who relayed their request to Jonathen) to get the fuck off the road. Neverending asphalt but we find our exit. I briefly considered taking...
by Mahavishnu
Fri Aug 20, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread
Replies: 47
Views: 2953

Re: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread

While Deplorable Jon whittles away changing the phrasing of lead-ins that no one will buzz on, I begin mentally formulating my next poast. Using food as an incentive, I fool Jonathen into navigating me to the nearest McDonald's to write out my fleeting streaks of genius. Failing to enter the dining ...
by Mahavishnu
Fri Aug 20, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread
Replies: 47
Views: 2953

Re: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread

As my laptop battery dies, so does my unsaved tossup on the seventh wife of Amenhotep IX. Sidling up to a Hucks in Bowling Green, Jonathen quickly abandons the car, leaving me to keep watch. I find a cool bug. The gas station man forces me to drink sink water, so I purchase a Heath ice cream bar as ...
by Mahavishnu
Thu Aug 19, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread
Replies: 47
Views: 2953

Re: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread

I spent 50 minutes spoiling the ending of a volleyball anime to Jonathen. The Penn Bowl question remains unwritten.
by Mahavishnu
Thu Aug 19, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread
Replies: 47
Views: 2953

Re: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread

Karmic retribution as Jonathen discovers his water bottle fell off the roof of the car 200 miles ago.
by Mahavishnu
Thu Aug 19, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread
Replies: 47
Views: 2953

Re: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread

The descending shroud of night accompanies discussion of Florida's most notable triumph of recent; today's QB league match versus the trivia hounds of perfidious Albion. A recollection: I sit in the passenger seat as the British deploy a quip about me quizzing while driving. Everyone laughs but I. D...
by Mahavishnu
Thu Aug 19, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread
Replies: 47
Views: 2953

Re: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread

Eight hours in. Unsure if perception of time is slowed from staring at the same Penn Bowl answerline for 90 minutes or because my heart has finally seized from adjacent U-Hauls using turn signals to inflict psychic damage. Arby's nuggets are surprisingly good.
by Mahavishnu
Thu Aug 19, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread
Replies: 47
Views: 2953

Re: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread

Two hours into our journey: Valdosta fades into the distance. Jonathen points out an imposing purple billboard propped on plywood amidst the endless grass. Many tightly-arranged photos sit below the caption "Happy Birthday Zelda!!!!" Zelda is a dog.
by Mahavishnu
Fri Aug 13, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2021 ACF Nationals: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 3100

Re: 2021 ACF Nationals: Specific Question Discussion

Howdy. I really enjoyed this set, and found it very fun to play. I may make more comments later, but for now I'd like to note that the question on Daphnis and Chloe is neg-bait for Leucippe and Clitophon (the introduction as an ekphrasis on a painting and the kidnapping by pirates, along with the st...
by Mahavishnu
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Percussion Packet on True Festivus Date
Replies: 0
Views: 972

Percussion Packet on True Festivus Date

I'll be reading a packet all about percussion and drumming tomorrow in the Festivus server around 6:45 PM EST. Content will range from classical, jazz, world music, marching arts/DCI, trash, and other stuff I like. Questions will be long, and difficulty will be high, but I'm specifically attempting ...
by Mahavishnu
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIT Southeast Mirror @ Discord (10/3/2020)
Replies: 7
Views: 2553

Re: LIT Southeast Mirror @ Discord (10/3/2020)

can i get a field update pls
by Mahavishnu
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 7164

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

Hey Drew and Chandler, just as an example of this from this year's packet, we had 3-4 different submissions from different teams all on Fire Emblem, which was synthesized into one question. Similarly, there were like 3-4 submissions all about Frankenstein, which turned into just one final question....
by Mahavishnu
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 7164

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

I felt that the Hanukkah tossup was way too easy with the lead-in. Anyone who went to Hebrew School at any point could first-line it. Given Judaism is still something of a minority religion in the US, this doesn't seem like a huge problem, aside from the fact that a good share of quiz bowlers are J...
by Mahavishnu
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 3147

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Thanks and General Discussion

Hello everyone. I'm very glad that the (seemingly prevailing) opinion of this set seems to be quite favorable. Fall requires a tremendous amount of time from a great many people, and all of this effort is justified by the number of people that were able to have an enjoyable time playing, reading, or...
by Mahavishnu
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 36973

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

One more: The field has been updated and is officially at 18 teams (but I've been given the impression more sign-ups may be expected). I'm going to talk with the editors/staffers and confirm we can go up to 24 without losing our minds. In the meantime, if you are a interested in playing this tourna...
by Mahavishnu
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 38116

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

As far as I can remember, this is the only quibble I had with the actual content of a history question, which happened to have a major effect on the outcome of one game and consequently our weekend - the question on Denmark in WW2, specifically the line about the White Buses, which iirc said someth...
by Mahavishnu
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FST @ University of Florida (3/23/19, Main Site)
Replies: 2
Views: 1960

Re: FST @ University of Florida (3/23/19, Main Site)

This tournament was bundles of fun, and a dandy time was had by all. Going undefeated through the course of the round robin prelims, UGA A, consisting of Brice Fincher, David Galban, Bhanodai Pippala, and David Stewart , came out victorious in the first round of an advantaged final against the secon...
by Mahavishnu
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 10477

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]

This post wasn't supposed to be here. I've reposted it in the main thread.

I've also decided to use this real estate to indicate that the discussion group is up!!! Anyone who has potential insight on the set, please feel free (we really do want it) to provide us with your feedback!
by Mahavishnu
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 10477

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]

We will be doing the aforementioned playtesting in about 15 minutes.
by Mahavishnu
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 10477

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]

I intend to do playtesting for the American History and World History either at sometime later tonight (9:00 or later), or tomorrow night at some similar time. If you would like to participate, please message me through either the forums or Discord so I can get an idea of how many people are availab...
by Mahavishnu
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ILLIAC @ University of Florida (3/16/19)
Replies: 2
Views: 1529

Re: ILLIAC @ University of Florida (3/16/19)

Additionally, we played a group shootout on all seven packets of Saul Hankin's excellent film set Shawarma II. Here are the results. :cool: Anthony Delgado: 710 :cool: Taylor Harvey: 185 Will Grossman: 30 Jason Zappulla: 25 Tyler Marth: 25 Tracy Mirkin: 20 Tori Thacker: 20 Emily Olson: 0 Donny Lisle...
by Mahavishnu
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ILLIAC @ University of Florida (3/16/19)
Replies: 2
Views: 1529

Re: ILLIAC @ University of Florida (3/16/19)

This event was a resounding success! After a double round robin, UF A (Nabeel Farooq, Jacob Hujsa, Zachary Knecht, Tracy Mirkin) cleared the field to take first place! UCF (David Espinal, Donny Lisle, Max Murphy, Tori Thacker) took second. The following individuals won book prizes. 1. Jesse Gingold ...
by Mahavishnu
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT Florida SCT @ Florida (02/09/19)
Replies: 1
Views: 1547

Re: 2019 NAQT Florida SCT @ Florida (02/09/19)

This tournament went swimmingly, and I believe a good time was had all around, so congrats to everyone who participated. In Division I, our overall champions were UF A (Alex Shaw, Zachary Knecht, Nabeel Farooq), while NCF A (Katia Diamond, Leo Law, David Honsinger) took both the undergraduate title ...
by Mahavishnu
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT Florida SCT @ Florida (02/09/19)
Replies: 1
Views: 1547

2019 NAQT Florida SCT @ Florida (02/09/19)

Acting on behalf of the University of Florida Quiz Bowl Team, I am proud to announce our mirror of NAQT's Sectionals set on February 9th, 2019. This tournament offers the only competitive opportunity for teams to qualify for NAQT's Intercollegiate Championship Tournament, and is suitable for players...
by Mahavishnu
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Spartan Housewrite @ University of Florida (01/19/19)
Replies: 0
Views: 4090

Spartan Housewrite @ University of Florida (01/19/19)

I am pleased to announce the Southeast site of Spartan Housewrite, to be held at the University of Florida on Saturday, January 19th, 2019. Check-in for teams will most likely take place in Matherly Hall, and will begin at 8:30 A.M., with rounds beginning as close to 9:00 A.M. as possible. Question ...
by Mahavishnu
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)
Replies: 23
Views: 15143

Re: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)

My teammates have all played this event already at an in-person mirror, so I'm looking for anyone who would like to play together. I'm best at history and FA, but I'll probably end up buzzing in other areas sporadically.
by Mahavishnu
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall @ University of Florida (11/04/18)
Replies: 1
Views: 4592

Re: ACF Fall @ University of Florida (11/04/18)

Hello everyone! I'm pleased to say that our mirror of ACF Fall went swimmingly and successfully. The event consisted of a 13-team round robin, leading each team to have 12 played games and a single bye, with a potential advantaged final if necessary. UF B , consisting of myself, went undefeated over...
by Mahavishnu
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall @ University of Florida (11/04/18)
Replies: 1
Views: 4592

ACF Fall @ University of Florida (11/04/18)

I am pleased to announce the Southeast site of ACF Fall 2018, to be held at the University of Florida on Sunday, November 4th, 2018 . Check-in for teams will take place in Matherly Hall, Room 002, and will begin at 8:30 A.M., with rounds beginning as close to 9:00 A.M. as possible. Registration Regi...
by Mahavishnu
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice (CNS-177C) @ U. of Florida (09/22/18)
Replies: 2
Views: 1737

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice (CNS-177C) @ U. of Florida (09/22/18)

Hello everyone! This event occurred, and proceeded rather successfully, with only minor issues. We played a round robin of 9 rounds, followed by a single playoff game between teams that were paired in rankings after prelims (1st vs. 2nd, 3rd vs. 4th, etc.), after which final rankings were determined...
by Mahavishnu
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice (CNS-177C) @ U. of Florida (09/22/18)
Replies: 2
Views: 1737

NAQT Collegiate Novice (CNS-177C) @ U. of Florida (09/22/18)

Acting on behalf of the University of Florida Quiz Bowl Team, I am proud to announce our mirror of NAQT's Collegiate Novice set on September 22nd, 2018! This tournament is a great occasion for players who are newer to the game to become acquainted with its intricacies, without being bombarded with t...
by Mahavishnu
Thu May 10, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 2459

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) Specific Question Discus

One Biblical figure with this name was, with Matthias, one of two people selected to replace Judas Iscariot as an apostle. Another Biblical figure with this name apocryphally created the Glastonbury Thorn with his staff. Yet another Biblical figure of this name pardoned a brother for the supposed t...
by Mahavishnu
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs packets, recordings, and detailed stats survey
Replies: 67
Views: 19480

Re: Packets, recordings, and detailed stats warm-up survey

Buzzpoints by team, split by player EDIT: The area under a player's curve is equal to the number of tossups answered correctly. Y axis is thus in arbitrary units of points*probability. Someone should design an interactive website with custom results and graphs but that I unfortunately don't have th...
by Mahavishnu
Sun May 21, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Help with HSQBRank & 2x check this tournament list please!
Replies: 26
Views: 18730

Re: Help with HSQBRank & 2x check this tournament list pleas

South Fork and Springstead (A-C) played an EMT mirror at Valencia yesterday.

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... s/prelims/
by Mahavishnu
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PACENSC ~ A Pokemon Side Event
Replies: 53
Views: 24595

Re: PACENSC ~ A Pokemon Side Event

I would like to play. Hopefully at HSNCT because I won't be able to attend PACE. I already have a partner.
by Mahavishnu
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Great Quizometrical Survey
Replies: 37
Views: 25405

Re: Great Quizometrical Survey

Oh, of course. I guess I had a fundamental misunderstanding regarding how the poll would be carried out, as I was under the impression that it would be designed by regional coordinators, before being sent out by you and Kevin. Of course, I am willing to send out the ballot, and I will return my resu...
by Mahavishnu
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Great Quizometrical Survey
Replies: 37
Views: 25405

Re: Great Quizometrical Survey

Yes, that would be advisable. While certain close Alabama + Georgia teams (i.e. Dothan, Alma Bryant, Bainbridge) occasionally come down to play in tournaments in the Tally-Jacksonville corridor, save a few exceptions, the majority of Florida teams play strictly within Florida. While one couldn't exp...
by Mahavishnu
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida 2016-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 2227

Re: Florida 2016-2017

This is a recent email I shot out to many Florida QB coaches. I realize that the coaches I sent it to (as many as possible) may not be all reaching, so I am posting it here for the sake of visibility. Let it be known that in the meantime since my original sending of the email Coach Becker from Ranso...
by Mahavishnu
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 64
Views: 40773

Re: Midseason Poll

I feel a little compelled to add that American Heritage-Boca Delray, the only Florida team on the list, lost their star player Abhishek (also on the list) to Cypress Bay HS, so they are rather unlikely to make any large impact this year. On that note, Cypress Bay's proficiency is not accurately reco...
by Mahavishnu
Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida 2016-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 2227

Florida 2016-2017

Any hypotheses on how this upcoming year is likely to play out? I know American Heritage has some quality teams, and I can assure that South Fork will definitely be a force similar to that of long-gone eras.