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Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:43 am
by SpanishSpy
Tonight I just finished my second trash packet which I have dubbed Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet, the sequel to Alex Wallace's Terrific Trash Packet that was read at Festivus.

It's 20/20 of random nonsense of no particular distribution, but I will say it tends towards the geekier side of things (being the tremendous geek I am).

I'd be willing to do Skype mirrors or other means (but for my Skype is preferable).

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:50 am
by El Salvadoreno
I am so in for this! #MakeTrashTremendousAgain

I have spring break next week so I can do this like anytime that week.

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:54 am
by Belgium
I'm always interested in various assorted trash questions.

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:00 pm
by SpanishSpy
Any preferred time in the coming week? I can do Wednesday night after 9PM eastern without a problem - Thursday I'm not really free til 10PM eastern, and Friday is completely free after 2PM eastern. Saturday I'm occupied after 7PM and on Sunday I'm busy 11AM-1PM and 6PM to 7PM (roughly).

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:52 pm
by El Salvadoreno
I would prefer an afternoon time, as nights tend to be family time in my household, but its my spring break, so I do not really have any major time restrictions schedule-wise.

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:05 am
by Charm Bison
I can't do Saturday, but the rest of the days seem good.

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:26 am
by SpanishSpy
How about sometime Friday afternoon (eastern time)? For something like this I reckon it would be most fun in groups.

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:10 pm
by El Salvadoreno
SpanishSpy wrote:How about sometime Friday afternoon (eastern time)? For something like this I reckon it would be most fun in groups.
Oops, I misunderstood this as happening next week.
Friday would not work. Any other day I'm pretty much available after 4 CDT.

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:31 pm
by SpanishSpy
Very well - how about this Sunday between 1 and 6 PM Eastern?

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:23 pm
by Belgium
Sunday would be more difficult for me, but I could make the last couple hours of those.

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:21 pm
by El Salvadoreno
tommykl wrote:Sunday would be more difficult for me, but I could make the last couple hours of those.
I am in the same boat. It would have to be like 5-6 eastern for me to make it (start time). I could also do Sunday starting at 7-8 est (again start time) if that works better.

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:04 am
by SpanishSpy
I have a meeting at 6 PM so 5 might be cutting it close - the meeting's usually over by 7 though.

Also something may come up Saturday - I'm unknown on that front (coincidentally it's a chance at reading this packet in person to local high schoolers).

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:20 am
by El Salvadoreno
SpanishSpy wrote:I have a meeting at 6 PM so 5 might be cutting it close - the meeting's usually over by 7 though.

Also something may come up Saturday - I'm unknown on that front (coincidentally it's a chance at reading this packet in person to local high schoolers).
I should be able to make it by 7 edt.

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:49 pm
by SpanishSpy
El Salvadoreno wrote:
SpanishSpy wrote:I have a meeting at 6 PM so 5 might be cutting it close - the meeting's usually over by 7 though.

Also something may come up Saturday - I'm unknown on that front (coincidentally it's a chance at reading this packet in person to local high schoolers).
I should be able to make it by 7 edt.
If we start just a bit after 7 I can do it - I now also have a meeting at 9PM that I must attend.

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:15 am
by Belgium
SpanishSpy wrote:
El Salvadoreno wrote:
SpanishSpy wrote:I have a meeting at 6 PM so 5 might be cutting it close - the meeting's usually over by 7 though.

Also something may come up Saturday - I'm unknown on that front (coincidentally it's a chance at reading this packet in person to local high schoolers).
I should be able to make it by 7 edt.
If we start just a bit after 7 I can do it - I now also have a meeting at 9PM that I must attend.
That should be around 11PM for me, so that's fine.

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:59 pm
by SpanishSpy
Very well - so 7PM Sunday. Anyone else?

Also for those interested send me your Skype information if you haven't already.

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:52 pm
by SpanishSpy
As it currently stands we have three players lined up for the reading tonight at 7PM Eastern.

If anyone else would like to attend please comment fairly soon.

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:02 pm
by SpanishSpy
Final scores for tonight's readings:

Rivera at 65

De Bock at 100

And winning, Thompson at 270

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:39 pm
by Charm Bison
Will you be doing another reading of this? I had a paper to write, so I unfortunately couldn't make it on Sunday.

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:40 pm
by SpanishSpy
sambrochin wrote:Will you be doing another reading of this? I had a paper to write, so I unfortunately couldn't make it on Sunday.
I could do sometime this week before Thursday, heavily dependent on when precisely.

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:09 pm
by Charm Bison
I'm pretty free whenever. What works for you?

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:46 pm
by SpanishSpy
sambrochin wrote:I'm pretty free whenever. What works for you?
Best would be Wednesday, either between 2 and 7 or after 9 (7-9 is Quizbowl practice).

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:55 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
Nothing in particular needs to be done here and now, but in the future, please keep stuff like this in the random packet announcements thread to avoid board clutter. Thanks!

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:22 am
by SpanishSpy
Auks Ran Ova wrote:Nothing in particular needs to be done here and now, but in the future, please keep stuff like this in the random packet announcements thread to avoid board clutter. Thanks!
I had announced there when the concept was made, and updated that thread as work progressed - this thread is for the actual coordination of readings for it is now complete.

Am I in error in making this assumption about use?

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:48 pm
by gregweinstein
I would also like to play in the trash mirror on Skype. i like tomorrow after 9

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Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:52 pm
by SpanishSpy
gregweinstein wrote:I would also like to play in the trash mirror on Skype. i like tomorrow after 9
Very well. That will be the second reading.

If anyone else would like to be at the reading please comment and send me your Skype information.

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:31 pm
by orgoman
SpanishSpy wrote:
gregweinstein wrote:I would also like to play in the trash mirror on Skype. i like tomorrow after 9
Very well. That will be the second reading.

If anyone else would like to be at the reading please comment and send me your Skype information.

Second person interested in the Skype mirror.

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:30 pm
by Cheynem
Regarding the "random announcements" thread, I think the original idea behind that thread (I created the thread, after all) was that we wouldn't get hundreds of threads basically turning into "I wrote this packet, let's play it on Skype or the IRC." However, I do agree that clogging up THAT thread with 30+ posts of "i'm free on Tuesday" would not be optimal as well. I won't speak for the moderators, but I wonder if this rule of thumb might be useful:

-if you're just saying "i wrote this packet, I will read it in the IRC at 9 PM on Tuesday," please use the other thread.
-if you think you need some coordination, you can consider starting a new thread.

However, I would also say:

-if all you're doing in the new thread, is "checking for interest," there is no need to. People who are interested will play.
-at some point, it might make the most sense just to set a time and date yourself rather than try to find a date that works for a nebulous crowd.

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:37 pm
by Jewish Pugilist
Cheynem wrote:Regarding the "random announcements" thread, I think the original idea behind that thread (I created the thread, after all) was that we wouldn't get hundreds of threads basically turning into "I wrote this packet, let's play it on Skype or the IRC." However, I do agree that clogging up THAT thread with 30+ posts of "i'm free on Tuesday" would not be optimal as well. I won't speak for the moderators, but I wonder if this rule of thumb might be useful:

-if you're just saying "i wrote this packet, I will read it in the IRC at 9 PM on Tuesday," please use the other thread.
-if you think you need some coordination, you can consider starting a new thread.

However, I would also say:

-if all you're doing in the new thread, is "checking for interest," there is no need to. People who are interested will play.
-at some point, it might make the most sense just to set a time and date yourself rather than try to find a date that works for a nebulous crowd.
Sorry for jumping threads, but this is really useful as I personally unaware of how to announce to My GoT set just from a lack of experience. Thank you for this

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:19 pm
by SpanishSpy
The final score for the second reading

Brochin 415

Horton 135

Weinstein did not show up after repeated attempts at contacting him.

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:11 pm
by gregweinstein
Yeah that was my mistake. i completely forgot about it and I crashed hard after work. I would love to know about the next time there is a reading so I can participate (if there is a reading). Sorry again

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Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:25 pm
by SpanishSpy
gregweinstein wrote:Yeah that was my mistake. i completely forgot about it and I crashed hard after work. I would love to know about the next time there is a reading so I can participate (if there is a reading). Sorry again
I'd be willing to do another reading in the period of Monday to Thursday during the evenings (dependent on the specific time) - the rest of this week will be VERY busy for me.

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:25 pm
by gregweinstein
Perfect! who is in? I would love next Monday or the Monday after, specifically

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Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:06 pm
by SpanishSpy
gregweinstein wrote:Perfect! who is in? I would love next Monday or the Monday after, specifically

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As of now, it is only you, but I would prefer more - three people is often a good number, but I willd o more.

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:49 pm
by Oh No You Didn't
This post is my formal announcement that's I do not intend on playing this packet

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:07 pm
by SpanishSpy
Borel hierarchy wrote:This post is my formal announcement that's I do not intend on playing this packet
Don't particularly understand why you would need to announce that, but noted.

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:09 am
by Oh No You Didn't
SpanishSpy wrote:Tonight I just finished my second trash packet which I have dubbed Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet, the sequel to Alex Wallace's Terrific Trash Packet that was read at Festivus.

It's 20/20 of random nonsense of no particular distribution, but I will say it tends towards the geekier side of things (being the tremendous geek I am).

I'd be willing to do Skype mirrors or other means (but for my Skype is preferable).
Don't particularly understand why you would need to announce that, but noted.