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by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eternal Sonata (video game music)
Replies: 23
Views: 8555

Re: Eternal Sonata (video game music)

Assuming this runs on Side Event Weekend, will there potentially be a Skype mirror for those of us who are unable to make it out to one of the physical locations? (Please say yes please say yes please say yes) ^ I won't be attending side event weekend but would VERY much like to play this! *nods in...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eternal Sonata (video game music)
Replies: 23
Views: 8555

Re: Eternal Sonata (video game music)

Ike wrote:Oh look! A music tournament that I can beat JL at! Sign me up!

Ike
But what if your match against him consists of nothing but music from Shining Force games and you foolishly neg the first question? WHAT THEN, Jose???
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 43746

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

A 21st-24th bracket doesn't exist in which a 3-game round robin could be played. It's the difference between teams playing 3 games and playing 7 in the 17th-24th bracket of reality. And like I said, I'm basing this idea off of stats from the past few years, which seem to indicate that the teams in ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 43746

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

Sometimes when you play in a pool of eight, an upset occurs and you have a three-way tie for first at 6-1 (or similar ties on down the line). The third-best team of the bunch typically loses that tiebreaker and so, while that sucks, the two best teams typically advance, which is a perfectly okay thi...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: warning: limitless indalecio discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 11527

Re: warning: limitless indalecio discussion

This post goes into a detailed comparison regarding the 15% of answerlines at ACFNATIONALS and the material that I put into LIMITLESS INDALECIO, as well as to clear up some simple points about how other people fuck up writing too. It happens. Anyway this is a long post, you're more than welcome to r...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: warning: limitless indalecio discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 11527

Re: warning: limitless indalecio discussion

tl;dr - I am not a liar. Proof! I don't mean to drag this on, but I don't like being called a liar (in a public forum read by tons of individuals I interact with on a professional basis, at that) and really wish some people wouldn't shitpost claiming that I am one. You're better than that, quizbowl...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: warning: limitless indalecio discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 11527

Re: warning: limitless indalecio discussion

http://i.imgur.com/zhRyvbj.png Will you marry me? But in all seriousness, I do not like to be accused of lying. I fail to see how I lied about the difficulty of this packet. Perhaps my definition of difficulty and the reader's definition of difficulty for this niche topic are different. In fact, al...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: warning: limitless indalecio discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 11527

Re: warning: limitless indalecio discussion

I have taken all of the criticism to heart, guys. It actually was a data collecting exercise, believe it or not. I know that's hard to believe at this point, but I'll probably post particulars later. Can we agree that the packet lived up to its name, at least? Please, whatever you do, don't think fo...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: warning: limitless indalecio discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 11527

Re: warning: limitless indalecio discussion

I can assure you that there will be tons of material from games people have played before at CULEX. I guarantee you! Of the 12 tossups I've written so far, 11 of them feature clues from such games, and the other is from a game I assure you some people in the field have played before, and even if not...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: warning: limitless indalecio discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 11527

Re: warning: limitless indalecio discussion

There are a couple points that haven't yet been made: 1) Despite Jake's repeated insistence that everyone involved knew what they were getting into, this is blatantly a lie. In the original thread, he makes claims that "a lot of people will want to play these questions!" and tries to organize logis...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Your vanity writing sucks. Fix it!
Replies: 15
Views: 5685

Re: Your vanity writing sucks. Fix it!

I just wish we could all take a step back from ourselves and realize that sometimes fun is just fun, and there's not a need for this overarching, passive aggressive "advice" like the OP is spewing. People are probably going to be somewhat lenient about these things anyways if you're a new/infrequen...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: warning: limitless indalecio discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 11527

Re: warning: limitless indalecio discussion

I think there's a reasonable point to be extracted from Ike's posts, and that is that writers of questions on niche topics should still remember that people are going to hear and try to answer them. Considerations of clue and answer choice should not just be thrown out the window in these circumsta...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: warning: limitless indalecio discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 11527

Re: warning: limitless indalecio discussion

15. In the song “Worlds Collide”, the mandatory faltering of these entities is mentioned in reference to a path the singer must choose. But "Paradoxes must break / This is the path I must take" And so as someone who actually paid for this shitty game's soundtrack and listened to it 20 times or so, ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 57937

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the tossups on New Orleans and quintic? "Bring radicals" are defined in terms of zeroes of these expressions, and are used to write other zeroes of them. Because the splitting fields associated with these expressions do not always have solvable (*) Galois groups, the Abel-Ruffini theore...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue May 31, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: warning: limitless indalecio discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 11527

Re: warning: limitless indalecio discussion

I would like to remind people of what Charlie once told me about not criticizing events that you weren't at. It's a great point and holds true to this day, and will continue to hold true. That advice is extended to this discussion without delay. In the words of the immortal Allen Iverson: We're tal...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon May 30, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: warning: limitless indalecio discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 11527

Re: warning: limitless indalecio discussion

congratulations, you're fighting about the quality of video game questions written for video game nerds edit: not that they shouldn't be good but y'all telling each other to eff off is pretty dumb This point is good. Agree with it. The packet actually played very well for the intended audience, eve...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon May 30, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: warning: limitless indalecio discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 11527

warning: limitless indalecio discussion

Oh-kay! Here we go. While I enjoy more quizbowl and enjoy playing some of them, I think it's worth taking a step back and just talking about their creation as a whole. I understand that the stakes are kind of low here, but I think the general principle is also applicable to normal quizbowl, so bear ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon May 30, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Your vanity writing sucks. Fix it!
Replies: 15
Views: 5685

Re: Your vanity writing sucks. Fix it!

Bubalus Period wrote:
jasongg17 wrote:Completely besides the point, but Shin Megami Tensei IV is where all of my high level myth knowledge comes from.
Now just wait for that myth toss up on the mad gasser of mattoon
who knows, it might come up at culex - you never know :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun May 29, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT
Replies: 31
Views: 10060

Re: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT

And on the extra twelve questions,

Jason Thompson 6/2/0/1
Dylan 2/0/0/2
Tejas 1/0/0/1
Adam 0/0/1/0
Rob 0/0/0/0
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun May 29, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT
Replies: 31
Views: 10060

Re: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT

INSANITY PRELUDE went as follows:

Dylan Minarik 3/3/2
Rob Carson 2/2/0
Jake Sundberg 0/4/2
Tejas Raje 0/1/1
Adam Escandell 0/1/3

Congratulations on several outstanding buzzes.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun May 29, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT
Replies: 31
Views: 10060

Re: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT

To absolutely no one's surprise, Jason Thompson won The 7th Saga by posting a scoreline of 4/5/2 (shootout style). The packet came in second (8 dead!) , followed by Dylan Minarik in third with 2/0/0, Adam Escandell in fourth with 1/1/0,Rob Carson in fifth with 0/1/0, and Tejas Raje with 0/0/0. Bonus...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat May 28, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT
Replies: 31
Views: 10060

Re: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT

We need a couple of scoresheets. Can someone bring some sheets?
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat May 28, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT
Replies: 31
Views: 10060

Re: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT

Escandell is the leader in the clubhouse so far! Why? Because he's the only one to turn in predictions to me! Get those guesses in, folks!
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri May 27, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT
Replies: 31
Views: 10060

Re: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT

There have been numerous requests for another reading of the questions at another time. We can probably arrange a skype mirror, or even a mirror at NSC, or even both. We will see what transpires.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri May 27, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT
Replies: 31
Views: 10060

Re: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT

Two prizes will be awarded at LIMITLESS INDALECIO. The high scorer for the game will receive my copy of The 7th Saga for SNES. The winner of the competition described below will receive a complete copy of Final Fantasy IV for the DS. COMPETITION! : I want each of the participants to write down 25 th...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri May 27, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT
Replies: 31
Views: 10060

Re: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT

Oh by the way, we still have room for another couple of people in the main room if anyone wants to play. If anyone besides those who have posted here is remotely interested in playing this, please PM me or post here on Friday so I can get another reader if need be. Of course, spectators are welcome ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu May 26, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT
Replies: 31
Views: 10060

Re: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT

As far as I know (Jake, please confirm), the plan is to read these packets after Imaginary Landscape is over, ca. maybe 11pm? Also, Rob and Dylan, I recommend against defeating the robot. Otherwise it's creator might turn into a skeleton and start spamming Laser on you. This seems to be the best op...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue May 24, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 21816

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Unfortunately, Eric Douglass has to drop from our quartet of doom. If anyone else would like to join Jason Thompson, Jonathan Thompson, and myself (preferably someone who is up to snuff on newer pop-culture stuff, if at all possible) feel free to contact me via PM.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun May 22, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT
Replies: 31
Views: 10060

Re: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT

I certainly don't plan to cross schedule with Imaginary Landscape. I was talking to Eddie about perhaps running the event after Imaginary Landscape. This would make the event run past like midnight but in reality INDALECIO won't take too long so this is probably feasible. I may also be playing Imagi...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat May 21, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT
Replies: 31
Views: 10060

Re: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT

Ah, I found an additional 12 JRPG tossups in my inbox. I believe these are unspoiled to non-Illinois people so we can read these after the event for the interested parties.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri May 20, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT
Replies: 31
Views: 10060

Re: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT

lumosityfan wrote:I would be willing to help read for this event!
I'll definitely keep this in mind if we do in fact need a second room (which I hope we do!). Thanks a bunch!
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri May 20, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT
Replies: 31
Views: 10060

Re: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT

I'm fine with whatever format ends up happening, but you can also play bonuses in a shootout, by just reading them to everyone. That's how we did, I think, Ryan's packet at the guerrilla RPG fest at whichever MO that was, and I'm pretty sure everyone still enjoyed it. You also have the advantage of...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri May 20, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT
Replies: 31
Views: 10060

Re: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT

considering there's only two packets and probably not that many people who want to play would it be easier to just run a shootout format? There are a lot of people who want to play these questions! They just haven't posted in the thread yet, young master. My guess is that Jason wouldn't mind having...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri May 20, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT
Replies: 31
Views: 10060

Re: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT

Y'all be sure to sign up/notify me that you're coming/post in this thread/whatever. Also, Jason is 40% with INSANITY PRELUDE at last check, so there should be even more fun times.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue May 17, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT
Replies: 31
Views: 10060

LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT

This is the official thread for LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE , a bunch of hard JRPG questions to be read at HSNCT and potentially other places if this kind of thing interests more folks. LIMITLESS INDALECIO is my work and INSANITY PRELUDE is the work of renowned JRPG enthusiast Jason Thomp...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed May 11, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2016: We Have Prizes!
Replies: 33
Views: 10354

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2016: We Have Prizes!

What if, on his great southern journey, Jordan Palmer presented me with some sort of honorary Canadian citizenship award for being a great host to Canadians? Am I then eligible? I am both: *friendly to Canadians, especially Jordan Palmer *from southern Louisiana, which automatically means Canadians ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon May 09, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Postseason Roundtable?
Replies: 8
Views: 3603

Re: Postseason Roundtable?

Yes. At some point it was determined by someone that Eric Mukherjee is the sixth-best active player. Unsurprisingly, Chicago and Michigan both believe they are the best team in the country. Their arguments were entertaining and somewhat compelling, however nothing was decided either way. We got thro...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat May 07, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2016: Don't Vote for Jerry Kramer
Replies: 41
Views: 22174

Re: Player Poll 2016: Don't Vote for Jerry Kramer

Honestly, if at this point you're not convinced, I don't know what to say. Jordan Brownstein is good at quizbowl and deserves a spot in your top 25. dude i just kinda skimmed your post and it just seemed like a bunch of gobbledygook to me, i was kinda looking for reasons to vote for him and all i r...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri May 06, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Map of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 21
Views: 10782

Re: Map of Quiz Bowl

FWIW, I'll be attending Auburn in the fall and trying to revive the quizbowl program. As of now, the only other person I know there with an interest in playing is Mark Morris, but I'm planning on definitely playing ACF Fall, SCT, and maybe some various other things hosted in the South. Chandler, th...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri May 06, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2016: Don't Vote for Jerry Kramer
Replies: 41
Views: 22174

Re: Player Poll 2016: Don't Vote for Jerry Kramer

Unlike Will, I will actually self-critique in my post as it's been awhile since anyone from other regions has seen me play. Nick Collins - Nick is an exceptional art player and a noted classical mythology player. He doesn't quite have the all-around generalist game just yet but he has shown a bit of...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu May 05, 2016 2:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana NAQT State Championship (April 30, 2016)
Replies: 2
Views: 1913

Re: Louisiana NAQT State Championship (April 30, 2016)

Congratulations to Baton Rouge Magnet for winning the Louisiana NAQT State Championship! Stats can be found below. Prelims: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/3750/stats/prelims/ Combined: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/3750/stats/combined/ All Games: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tou...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed May 04, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 284207

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I'm 100% done with LIMITLESS INDALECIO, a 20/20 JRPG packet intended to exceed the difficulty of ACFNATIONALS. I intend to use this packet as sort of a difficulty barometer for CULEX, a hypothetical JRPG tournament slated to take place in the next couple of years. I would like to run it at HSNCT fi...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun May 01, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)
Replies: 35
Views: 16894

Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

So from asking around today, I noted that Stefan D'Sa is headed to Yale and Anthony Stoner is headed to Notre Dame. Several players in our NAQT State field are graduating and attending in-state schools.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 21816

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

MorganV wrote:
Steeve Ho You Fat wrote:While I fulfill 50% of those requirements, unfortunately HiiiPowers has no free roster slots.
Jake, build your own pyramids, write your own hieroglyphs
after limitless indalecio demoralizes his teammates he will come crying for help anyway
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: "stanford housewrite" Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 9890

Re: Question-Specific Discussion

I was reading through this tonight and I noticed a bonus clued a non-existent essay by noted fake* Lithuanian poet Martynas Jablonkis. I know it didn't affect game play, or really detract from my enjoyment of what was an excellent set, but I think this is kind of a dangerous precedent to set. *well...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 21816

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

If you either:

1.) need a sports and video game player, or
2.) are Joe Nutter,

You should PM me. I am fairly good at both of these subjects, although my super modern baseball and hockey knowledge is lacking, and I hate NASCAR.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)
Replies: 46
Views: 24197

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)

I will begin my retirement. How long I remain retired is anyone's guess, however I know very few people who are willing to bet on the "forever" option so there's that. I probably qualify as an old person now. I will probably still play every chance I get, staff things, and continue to find my way on...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at UL Lafayette (April 16)
Replies: 2
Views: 1597

Re: MUT at UL Lafayette (April 16)

Congratulations to Rice A for defeating Rice B in a thrilling final! Preliminary stats can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/3734/stats/prelims/ Combined stats can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/3734/stats/combined/ Thanks to Aurore Hamilton and Thomas ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 284207

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I'm about 35% done with LIMITLESS INDALECIO, a 20/20 JRPG packet intended to exceed the difficulty of ACFNATIONALS. I intend to use this packet as sort of a difficulty barometer for CULEX, a hypothetical JRPG tournament slated to take place in the next couple of years. I would like to run it at HSN...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 284207

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I'm 100% done with LIMITLESS INDALECIO, a 20/20 JRPG packet intended to exceed the difficulty of ACFNATIONALS. I intend to use this packet as sort of a difficulty barometer for CULEX, a hypothetical JRPG tournament slated to take place in the next couple of years. I would like to run it at HSNCT fir...