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by Kwang the Ninja
Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2010 Discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 10573

Re: Delta Burke 2010 Discussion

saying that some Florida quizbowler (presumably someone you don't like) has all the symptoms of Klinefelter's syndrome including small testicles I think you're referring to the jab at Billy Beyer, someone who Borglum does in fact like, which was probably meant as more of a fun prod. Me, Ethan (scor...
by Kwang the Ninja
Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chipola Lit/FA Singles 2 at CCCT
Replies: 6
Views: 1255

Re: Chipola Lit/FA Singles 2 at CCCT

Bump to confirm that this is still going on; the set is about 1/5 done. I changed a few things, however, in the first round of editing: I took out superpowers and cut all the questions down to a max of seven lines (after powermarking). I think this will result in a much higher quality set and a more...
by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 22805

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

I would like a copy as well, please. [email protected]
by Kwang the Ninja
Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Let's talk about pseudonyms again
Replies: 95
Views: 20789

Re: Let's talk about pseudonyms again

Heh, Sorice's post in that thread is hilariously prescient.
by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Science
Replies: 15
Views: 4498

Re: Science

Faiyad wrote:Campbell-Reece
As far as I know, this is a standard textbook in college level biology courses, so a lot of college writers use it as a source for clues in tossups. Therefore, using it to study has to be a good idea.
by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER Playtesting
Replies: 12
Views: 1721

Re: THUNDER Playtesting

Unless a southeastern THUNDER site is in the works, I am highly interested in this. Wednesday would work best.
by Kwang the Ninja
Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: St. Louis University Academic Competition (10/30/2010)
Replies: 16
Views: 2535

Re: St. Louis University Academic Competition (10/30/2010)

Jeremy Gibbs Freesy Does It wrote:If someone made SQBS for a Mac this would all be easier.
Someone on HSQB a few months ago suggested Wine, which I installed on my Mac to use SQBS. It works like a charm.
by Kwang the Ninja
Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida '10-'11
Replies: 50
Views: 8394

Re: Florida '10-'11

I would highly suggest that both teams go to ACF Fall in Tuscaloosa. The questions are all A++ and nobody can complain about format abnormalities, etc. I know it's a little far for Maclay, but I know y'all will not regret it if you can get out there. It's a fantastic set.
by Kwang the Ninja
Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2010-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 7645

Re: Georgia 2010-2011

Just stopping by to say that Walton and Chattahoochee are two enormously impressive teams. I do not envy anyone who has to play them on a regular basis.
by Kwang the Ninja
Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion
Replies: 117
Views: 15782

Re: Discussion

I'm slightly disappointed to discover that two someones had already complained about the Fugard leadin and it was still not excised from the set.
by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LSU Academic Challenge -- Jan 15
Replies: 15
Views: 3688

Re: LSU Academic Challenge -- Jan 15

What if LSU changed its college tournament (which is ostensibly to be hosted on IS questions) to a high school tournament (keeping the date October 30, so you don't have to change room reservations or anything), then hosted a mirror of THUNDER II on the January 15 date*? Then high schoolers would be...
by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice Tournament at Chipola (10/9)
Replies: 2
Views: 1449

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice Tournament at Chipola (10/9)

This is happening. Field update:
Chipola (2)
Valencia (3)
South Georgia (1-2?)
UF (2)
Pasco Hernando (2)
Enterprise (1)
Bevill State (2)
by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida '10-'11
Replies: 50
Views: 8394

Re: Florida '10-'11

Having read at this tournament, I can certainly second the suggestion that the "give and takes", as they were called, were quite annoying (and occasionally unfair). I don't think those are the exact things that cost PHS the championship round, but I can also vouch for NAQT having wonky packets that ...
by Kwang the Ninja
Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 206
Views: 138877

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

They are subject judges.
by Kwang the Ninja
Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-2011 Pre-Season Poll - Congrats State College!
Replies: 21
Views: 4088

Re: 2010-2011 Pre-Season Poll - Congrats State College!

He was the #2 scorer at EFT against a decently competitive field.
by Kwang the Ninja
Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Krik? Krak! Moo: Electric Blankets are Optional
Replies: 7
Views: 1774

Re: Krik? Krak! Moo: Electric Blankets are Optional

Have you finished a distribution for this? If I staff HSNCT or NSC or wherever this ends up getting played, I will certainly submit a packet.
by Kwang the Ninja
Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida '10-'11
Replies: 50
Views: 8394

Re: Florida '10-'11

If Chipola starts hosting some high school tournaments The biggest obstacle is that we lost a lot of skilled moderators with last year's sophomore class, and we really haven't talked about hosting anything yet. Our team has been surrounded by bad things happening pretty much all summer and we are s...
by Kwang the Ninja
Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl Newsletter
Replies: 20
Views: 3847

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl Newsletter

I would be interested in this:
[email protected]
by Kwang the Ninja
Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question Placement
Replies: 11
Views: 2197

Re: Question Placement

If you have a trash bonus, like, fifth, and it ends up being read last and decides a game, I'm not so sure that's a game that's exactly going to have championship implications, if you catch my drift.
by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun 'n' Fun 2010 Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 2737

Re: Sun 'n' Fun 2010 Thanks and Discussion

Gypsy punk wrote:math rock bonus.
That was in Borglum's packet, right? Man, that bonus was a bitch.
by Kwang the Ninja
Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: You Gotta Know?
Replies: 6
Views: 1640

You Gotta Know?

Maybe it's just me, but I really liked those You Gotta Know lists that NAQT used to do: they were really good for introducing new players to varying areas of the canon that they were unfamiliar with. Why hasn't there been a new one in a while?
by Kwang the Ninja
Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st
Replies: 37
Views: 11516

Re: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st

The set was.... well, Sun 'N Fun. If you come expecting anything other than what Sun 'N Fun has been in the past, you will be disappointed, but if you come expecting something pretty similar to last year, I think you will be pleasantly surprised (in that it is definitely easier and faster to play th...
by Kwang the Ninja
Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st
Replies: 37
Views: 11516

Re: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st

Due to circumstances beyond either of our collective controls, Kay Li has dropped from my team for tomorrow. As such, my brother and I would appreciate anyone (especially SCIEN!tists) who would like to play with us. No fees, we don't have a hotel, this/these person(s) would simply have to get themse...
by Kwang the Ninja
Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st
Replies: 37
Views: 11516

Re: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st

This seems like as good a time as any to reveal that our ULTRA-SECRET GUEST STAR is none other than the inestimable Kay Li (of Pensacola High School and Team Florida). The team now looks like myself, Kay, and my brother/secret weapon Paul. (Ethan is going to be functioning as statkeeper.)
by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st
Replies: 37
Views: 11516

Re: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st

(Dallin, are you coming?) I am still not sure if this whole thing will work out, mark us at about an 80%. I'll talk to Mr. Young and Ethan sometime in the next week (hopefully) and figure this situation out. EDIT: After some discussion, we are almost definite, but won't be coming until the morning ...
by Kwang the Ninja
Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chipola Lit/FA Singles 2 at CCCT
Replies: 6
Views: 1255

Re: Chipola Lit/FA Singles 2 at CCCT

Two things-- 1) Rebecca Maxfield has signed on to write and edit the music and other arts for this tournament, so you know there will be at least 4 good questions per round in this set. 2) After putting off my Heart of Darkness essay by painstakingly choosing 12 rounds worth of answers for this tour...
by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chipola Lit/FA Singles 2 at CCCT
Replies: 6
Views: 1255

Chipola Lit/FA Singles 2 at CCCT

Chipola Lit/Fine Arts Singles 2010: Somewhere Among Us a Stoner Is Taking Notes; held at or near Gulf Coast Community College on February 25th, 2011 Since NAQT has already announced the CCCT site for this year, I decided I will go ahead and announce that THERE WILL INDEED be a second iteration of th...
by Kwang the Ninja
Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)
Replies: 52
Views: 12097

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom

Oh man, Bruce, is there any chance this will be ready for Delta Burke?
by Kwang the Ninja
Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Owens Trivia Invitonal / The Third Edition
Replies: 11
Views: 1570

Re: Owens Trivia Invitonal / The Third Edition

oqg25 wrote:ok then what would be a good set of questions for using for a novice tournament..
Move it 3-4 weeks up and mirror the ACF Collegiate Novice tournament, which is a really difficulty-appropriate set being edited by Andrew Hart.
by Kwang the Ninja
Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Top 10 Memes in Quizbowl History
Replies: 19
Views: 12256

Re: Top 10 Memes in Quizbowl History

Ronnie the Bear wrote:
Bentley Like Beckham wrote:I thought AHAN was closed.
BAZINGA~
This needs to become a quizbowl meme.
by Kwang the Ninja
Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida '10-'11
Replies: 50
Views: 8394

Re: Florida '10-'11

NAQT tournament UF ran in March Speaking of this-- Justin, do you know if UF is still planning on hosting the NAQT State Championship after you leave? I ask because if they aren't planning on hosting it, I believe Chipola would be very interested in hosting and would want to start preparing. Also, ...
by Kwang the Ninja
Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preliminary Announcement: J.D. Salinger Memorial Tournament
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

Re: Preliminary Announcement: J.D. Salinger Memorial Tournament

Is this "set" available for the general public? If so, I'd like a copy. Yes, if anyone wants the 40 tossups I wrote for this, email me. EDIT: This offer of course still stands, but having an odd number was murdering me. I wrote another tossup. If anyone has the other 39 and wants one more to add to...
by Kwang the Ninja
Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preliminary Announcement: J.D. Salinger Memorial Tournament
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

Re: Preliminary Announcement: J.D. Salinger Memorial Tournament

OK, this is canceled. I got caught up in other writing assignments, and just ran out of steam for this project. We just played the forty-some American lit tossups that did get written for this set in #scrimmage, and people seemed to enjoy it, for the most part.
by Kwang the Ninja
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29: Congratulations State College!
Replies: 112
Views: 34822

Re: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29, Atlanta

I know specifically of at least one school whose bid to raise funds for HSNCT will be significantly buoyed by the tournament actually being within feasible driving distance from us. The proximity of this tournament to an already-somewhat-active southeast circuit is a huge coup for the development of...
by Kwang the Ninja
Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Improving at Literature
Replies: 24
Views: 7472

Re: Improving at Literature

Question writing helps a lot too...but only if you're making an effort to write good tossups on literature you don't know much or anything about (I might post about that in the future, if there's interest). I'm pretty interested in this: I've always had trouble writing tossups on works that I haven...
by Kwang the Ninja
Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009-10 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 10589

Re: 2009-10 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

I'm not sure when Brecht became an easy enough answer at IS level that we don't even give Mother Courage and Her Children in an IS level tossup on him, but I'm almost certain that tossup went dead across the board at the Chipola spring tournament. Also, there was a Carter tossup in that set that kil...
by Kwang the Ninja
Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT distribution change 2010-11
Replies: 28
Views: 5018

Re: NAQT distribution change 2010-11

The idea that 2/2 trash is deciding who qualifies for and/or wins at a national championship event is heartbreaking. If we can't simply eliminate trash from ICT and leave 1/1 in SCT, I move that NAQT takes all trash out of all future SCT/ICT sets.
by Kwang the Ninja
Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT distribution change 2010-11
Replies: 28
Views: 5018

Re: NAQT distribution change 2010-11

I disagree with any trash distribution in college sets above the level of ACF distribution (which is to say, 1/1 if nobody uses that space for current events or your choice).
by Kwang the Ninja
Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT distribution change 2010-11
Replies: 28
Views: 5018

Re: NAQT distribution change 2010-11

The trash/miscellaneous distribution for SCT is unbelievable. There is less than no reason to have 2/2, let alone 3/3, trash in any packet that is not an actual trash packet. I'm fine with 1/1 or even 2/2 current events as long as it comes at the expense of the trash distribution, but having upwards...
by Kwang the Ninja
Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How should NAQT change its distribution for 2010-11?
Replies: 58
Views: 11436

Re: How should NAQT change its distribution for 2010-11?

See, I basically agree with you here-- IS and A sets are very good right now (albeit with some questions that leave everybody in the tournament except the one or two knitting experts scratching their heads), especially for their target of teams that are new or inexperienced or just not very good. Th...
by Kwang the Ninja
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How should NAQT change its distribution for 2010-11?
Replies: 58
Views: 11436

Re: How should NAQT change its distribution for 2010-11?

Wait, having two question vendors producing high quality sets of varying difficulty using an almost-ubiquitously accepted distribution would be a bad thing? I don't get what you're saying here-- NAQT has to keep all the crap because otherwise there would be two companies selling good (albeit distrib...
by Kwang the Ninja
Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GCAT Interest
Replies: 34
Views: 3957

Re: GCAT Interest

We will probably not use NAQT for this tournament; nothing against them, but distribution, difficulty and other factors have led to this decision. We will probably mirror another tournament, considering it is both cheaper and higher quality (hopefully). It's probably worth noting here that we haven...
by Kwang the Ninja
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl for Charity
Replies: 35
Views: 6441

Re: Quizbowl for Charity

I will also write for FNT, but I'm not sure how well (other than personnel) the Charity set will roll into the FNT; some (actually, a lot) of the answer selection on the Google Doc for the Charity set is way harder than I remember FNT being last year.
by Kwang the Ninja
Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl for Charity
Replies: 35
Views: 6441

Re: Quizbowl for Charity

The Google Doc was updated 13 hours ago, which was before the news broke. However, just because Amit is banned from PACE events/has lost the trust of the community is no reason he shouldn't continue to head up this noble (and well-organized) effort; this is just the sort of thing that can help him t...
by Kwang the Ninja
Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scobol Solo Distro
Replies: 18
Views: 2342

Re: Scobol Solo Distro

I think as far as difficulty goes, European lit is significantly easier for players unfamiliar with the quizbowl canon (which I assume is the demographic you are aiming for) than world lit, simply because you have topics (such as Don Quixote, Candide, War and Peace) that are firmly ingrained within ...
by Kwang the Ninja
Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament set & discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 5036

Re: 2010 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament set & discussion

Just noticed this hilarious clue:
common link tossup on purple wrote:yet another asks “Is it tomorrow, or just the end of time?” after the addled vocalist says “Scuse me while I kiss this guy”
by Kwang the Ninja
Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bounceback Theory, NSC and Elsewhere
Replies: 30
Views: 7422

Re: Bounceback Theory, NSC and Elsewhere

Yeah, pretty much all of the points above against bouncebacks (e.g. they can make you lose the game even if you answer a tossup, etc.) can be avoided by knowing things, which I thought was a major strategy in quizbowl anyway.
by Kwang the Ninja
Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderating etiquette
Replies: 45
Views: 7863

Re: Moderating etiquette

If a moderator asks for spelling to distinguish between multiple answers, only critical letters need be correct, e.g. “M-O-N-A-Y” for Claude Monet. If a player spells an answer without being asked, however, the answer must be exactly correct and any error will result in the answer being ruled incor...
by Kwang the Ninja
Sun May 30, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preliminary Announcement: J.D. Salinger Memorial Tournament
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

Preliminary Announcement: J.D. Salinger Memorial Tournament

This is a preliminary announcement for J.D. Salinger Memorial Tournament 2010: Are You There Cthulhu? It's Me, Francis, a tossups-only literature event written as a side event for either VCU Open or Sun 'N Fun. I am on schedule right now to be finished by the beginning of August. Unlike my last even...
by Kwang the Ninja
Sun May 30, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: List places you'd like to see the 2011 HSNCT
Replies: 127
Views: 22216

Re: List places you'd like to see the 2011 HSNCT

Nashville or Atlanta would be awesome... "Southern hospitality" goes a long way... in most cases (but not all) you can get free internet at a LOT of hotels in the south AND most of your restaurants, even McDonald's, give you free refills on your drinks...can't find that in Chicago!!! Might as well ...