Thanksgiving Weekend Tournament Registration

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AADL-GT: Ann Arbor District Library Game Tournaments

We've got 4 videogame tournaments coming up Thanksgiving weekend, and registration is now open. To register, first login or create an account if you haven't already, then go here to preregister for events. Depending on turnout, latecomers who haven't preregistered may be turned away, so be sure to get registered, and be on time to get your spot in the brackets! Click read more for more details about next weekend's tournaments.

Dance Dance Revolution Tournament for Grades 6-12
Friday, November 25th, 1 - 4 PM, Downtown Library
Standard / Heavy Bracket Prizes:
1st prize: $40 giftcard, 2nd prize: $30, 3rd prize: $20.
Beginner / Light Bracket Winners win AADL t-shirts.
Register Now!

Dance Dance Revolution Tournament for All Ages
Friday, November 25th, 6 - 9 PM, Downtown Library
Prizes include $40, $30, and $20 giftcards, distributed among skill level depending on turnout.
Register Now!

AADL-GT Round 4: Super Smash/Double Dash for Grades 6-12
Saturday, November 26th, 12 - 5 PM, Downtown Library
Doors open at 11 AM
1st prize: $70 giftcard, 2nd prize: $50, 3rd prize: $30, 4th prize: T-shirt
Last Chance to pre-qualify for the December Grand Championships
This event will be televised live on CTN, Comcast Channel 18. To participate, you'll need a Release Form.
Register Now!

Mario Kart Tournament for Grades 1-5
Sunday, November 27th, 1 - 4 PM, Downtown Library
1st prize: $40 giftcard, 2nd prize: $30, 3rd prize: $20, 4th prize: T-shirt
Register Now!

Get registered, get practicing, and we'll see you at the library.

Comments

Moses, if you are honestly throwing 'Geek' around in here as if it's some sort of insult, you've been paying even less attention than it seems, and if anyone deserves the label of '1000% a GEEK', it ought to be me, King of Geeks.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I think that a career as a professional videogame commentator would be pretty incredibly awesome. What we're trying to do with the commentary owes its existence to the traditions of sports broadcasting, which was once more about history, knowledge, and insight than about sportscenter-style catch phrases and guttural interjections.

So, since you don't want to commentate, Moses, does that mean you won't ask me about it this Saturday, not even a single time? That would be nice, because last month you asked me about 15 times. =)

As I've always stressed, Moses, I'm looking for high-quality commentary, and we all know that the Tom and Leinad show delivers. I'm sorry you're bitter. I was actually hoping that Tom and Leinad would be available to commentate at some tournaments next year as volunteers and elder statesmen.

Anyway, enough about the squabbles of yet another trainwreck of a thread. There will be open play at the DDR events, and registration is not required. As for my apparently controversial decision to allow the clans to get players into the Grands, first, we all know that making it into the Grands bracket doesn't mean much. The competition is going to be brutal. I'm also looking for ways to decrease the pool for the wildcards so that it doesn't take as long as it did last season, and while this decision has a small impact, every little bit helps. I'm also thinking about a leaderboard-based Grand qualification, to further decrease the wildcard pool, what would you guys think of that?

Furthermore, I'm hoping to increase clan participation next season, and we'll discuss that at the planning meeting, but I think that if clanship increases your chances at a shot at the big prizes, that's excellent enticement to form a clan. As for my 8-clan inclusion, you may notice that results in a number of players that matches our capacity for simultaneous players.

Also, welcome, leboogieman. Ian K. is a bit of a standout at our DDR tournaments, but he is a very, very skilled player, as is Piratey Critter. Ian K.'s signature piece is Break Down on Heavy, and at one tournament, he got a 300+ combo on it. However, if you play at standard or heavy and can get A's on 7-9 foot songs, you've got an excellent shot at a prize. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Sravan, we won't really have a specific place for the Clan Cup players to wait during the wildcards. However, that is a moment that Kart DS was born to fill...


wow ppl posting while i sleep.

i think a leaderboard based grands is an excellent idea(mainly cuz i'm 2nd soon to be 1st i hope). maybe we could do it seeded. decreasing the wildcard is also a good idea have like 32 wildcard people and 4 of them qualify for the grands(in melee qualifications they can all play at once and same with kart eliminations). in the mario kart DS will the library provide a DS that we can use to play?
To pickwick:if u still read this blog me and darksoul want to play u in melee on saturday(he's still mad about that sudden death victory even though u beat him fair and square in october). just for fun no bets or anything. i too want to play you because i was playing darksoul yesterday in 1st to 25 wins 1v1 and the score was about 25-3 me.

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I'm probably one of the people who would be in wildcard and then qualify, I just hope there will only be 3 other good people in the wildcard. O, Eli, y do u know go with scheduling SSBM then MKDD, u did that last time, y? Lions play in 1 hour, 8 minutes!

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


Oh I just realized I never explained why I was laughing at Moses' post. First off Tom swears quite a bit because of varied reasons but saying he doesn't is like saying Leinad is a trouble student. Tom isn't a 100% Geek he has yet to beat me in geekyness (not like he tries). I mean come on I came up with the idea of 'Badges'. Being a geek isn't that bad if you think about it. When you are 35 you will have your football team to follow and that's about it for excitement in your life. Big deal it only happens in the fall. I on the other hand will be able to go to conventions almost every week where I can see old friends, play games, go to panels, and all around have a great time. So being a geek isn't all that bad after you get out of middle school. Ok next funny thing BS said was tom going to Harvard or Yale yes he could go there if he was so cheap. Seriously he is so hard to get money out of that people give up after the first school year. Plus I would like to commentate video game tournaments if it's just in my free time (or I get paid for it). Should I point out that Eli is 30 and he commentated last year?

"Round up the usual suspects."
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Eli commentated? Ok, then forget what I said, Geeks can be cool(I'm not one, but I'm still cool) I was angry that day and my brother was telling what to write, he had a knife in his hand.

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


black shark:.....do u want me to tell everyone about your "brother" when this blog was first created??

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Good Morrow!
Ah, it's good to be back; my computer was, alas, divested of its functionality for some time by a defect in its hard drive.
To Sravan: I would be only too happy to engage you and Darksoul in combat. I will attempt to arrive at the Library at or before the time at which it is to open in order to facilitate this operation. Oh, and I, for one, would enjoy possessing knowledge regarding Black Shark's sordid secret.

To Major Tom: Sir, I would like to congratulate you on your 'flame' of the forum's resident 'angry person'; the degree (literally) of your success may be measured by the temperature reading of the responding post. I think you and Leinad are superb commentators, and it would be a sad day for the gaming community as a whole if Black Shark were granted access privileges with regard to microphones.

To Eli, Great and Mighty King of Geeks: Sir, I have rented "Paper Mario 2: The Thousand-Year Door" (which, previously, I had played only briefly), and intend to finish it, as with its predecessor, within two or three days, at which point I shall know whether I may safely stick to my original statement, made in a state of semi-informedness[pronunciation: in-for-med-Ness], or whether I should bow down to your expert opinion and beg forgiveness for my error in judgment.

To All: Happy Thanksgiving, good luck on Saturday, and
Good Day!!!

-----------His Mightiness, the Twice-Returning Single Melee Champion, The Right Honourable Lord Pickwick the Second, Earl of the White House [his last name=White], Member of Parliament.--------


Pr0, that wont be needed. Pickwick, if u read the other posts, I said I didn't want that job anyway.

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


"Pickwick, if u read the other posts, I said I didn't want that job anyway."

Wow. Just freakin' wow. Black Shark, if I went back through all of the threads in this forum and counted the number of times you had asked, nay, begged Eli to let you commentate, then it would take approximately 3,000 hours of my time today that could be well devoted to eating delicious Thanksgiving food. Second, I do swear a lot, as Duck, Leinad and Bubblingbeebles can well attest to. Also, I am a geek. I will admit it, and in this forum, wear your inane and idiotic comment as a badge of pride. As for your wager, I didn't accept it, because, let's be honest, Helen Keller herself could've seen how stupid and idiotic that wager was. There was no way to hold you accountable to your end of the bargain. We all know that you would rather be smacked in the face 42 times with a large metal chair (which I would be happy to do) than to admit I'm better than you. And furthermore, even if you were to admit that I am better than you, we all know that you would never really mean it, and that you would be lying through your teeth every time you said it. As for my commentating abilities, I again state that I don't care at all for what you think. I don't care about your so-called "Sports Style" of commentating, because throwing around mindless catch-phrases and banter back and forth are sure signs that one is a complete and utter idiot. Also, if I ever was unfortunate enough to have to commentate on a football game, and John Madden did try to beat me up, I would merely have to grab a piece of fried chicken, and he would run his fat butt whichever way I through it. I don't hat sports at all. I actually love playing sports, as long as it's with my friends, or at least with people I know won't try to rip my body limb from limb after each play (emphasis on try). The thing that I hate most is idiots like you. People like you are the kind of people who have taken hundreds of thousands of tackles in football without realizing that it would be better for you to wear a helmet, so you can try and save what little is left of that piece of crap you sometimes utilize to perform functions that would be normally performed by a regular person's brain. As far as Stephen Hawking's commentating, I wouldn't know; I do, however, know that he is quite a good rapper, for having a computerized voice. Also, I'm shocked, stunned, and amazed that you even know who Stephen Hawking is, let alone that you have the mental capacity left in your brain to retain such information along with the plethora of utterly useless sports trivia you keep in that hole that your face sits on. Finally, I am not going to Harvard or Yale for college. I am going to Eastern Michigan University. Now, before you start calling me names again, let me point out that I want to become a teacher, and Eastern is by far the best school in the country to become a teacher. I know, their football team isn't the greatest, but I don't care. I also know that they do take people with lower grades, which means that if I was still attending Eastern in oh, 2019 or so, then I would be unfortunate enough to meet your sorry carcass again. Fortunately, I will be gone long before then, and you probably wouldn't get into Eastern, they generally want applicant's test scores to be in the double digits when applying. Yes, for your information (and Eli's, and everyone else's, for that matter), I will be returning next year to every tournament, and competeing in the adult tournaments (and maybe even the major 6-12 tournaments, if I can convince Eli well enough ;-)), and I will also still be an active message board participant. While that unfortunately means that I will have to see you again, I believe that the pro's far outweigh you, which must mean that there are a heck of a lot of pro's. Finally, I will again issue the same challenge to you that I did before. A one-on-one Super Smash Bros. Melee match before the actual tournament begins. I'll even let you pick the level that we fight on. If you accept, you need only to post your response on here by Saturday morning, and I will be sure to show up early enough to wipe your sorry character sprite all over the virtual arena.

I would also like to issue that same challenge to any other people who visit this message board; If any of you would like to take me on, I will gladly accept. I make following stipulation for our match, however: our match must be on Final Destination. That way, nobody can complain about the level making them lose. Black Shark, you can pick whatever level you want for us to fight on.

Finally, Black Shark, I must issue you a warning. I have now flamed you an equal number of times that you have (tried to do) me. However, I do warn you of the following: IF YOU POST ONE MORE FLAME AGAINST ME BETWEEN NOW AND SATURDAY'S TOURNAMENT, I WILL RETURN ON YOU WITH A FLAME SO VICIOUS THAT I WILL MOST CERTAINLY BE BANNED FROM THIS FINE MESSAGE BOARD COMMUNITY FOR AT LEAST A WEEK, IF NOT MORE. BELIEVE ME, I AM PERFECTLY CAPABLE OF STOOPING TO YOUR LEVEL, YOU NEED ONLY TO PROVOKE ME ENOUGH. I beg of you to consider this the next time you sit yourself down at your computer keyboard. Also, another word of warning. Once we're outside the library property, I have not problems with rending you limb from limb, until the pieces left of you are so small that they would be smaller than a McDonalds Chicken McNugget.

To the rest of you, I again apologize for making you all sit through my return-flame again, and I thank you for bearing with me while I deal with this ingrate. Yes, Duck, I don't believe there is anybody who comes to this tournament who can out-geek you (and I mean that in a good way).

Finally, to everybody (except Black Shark), have a wonderful rest of your Thanksgiving, and remember: The average amount of food consumed today is 4500 calories worth!!! ;-)
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Why would I want 2 go to EMU? That filthy school has nothing but a bunch of men who rape women and a low IQ, they don't have a single good sports team. I'm going to Michigan, a place that is ACTUAL A COLLEGE UNIVERSIY. Wolverines can kill Eagles anytime. I least I have a life with a GIRLFRIEND. U want ur girlfriend to be some princess from one of those geeky computer games u play everyday. Hello, how can u f*** a digital person? Good Luck at EMU, u will need it. U will probably be raped, by a WOMEN.

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


hi everyone, I'm at my grandparents house right now. I wasn't going to post because the internet is really really slow here, but I have several things to say.

First off, Eli, I would absolutely love to come back for as many tournaments as possible next year. Although that will be much easier for Tom than me. As you heard him say, he's staying local for college. I don't yet know where I'm going, but I'm definately leaving the state. So hopefully I'll be able to come back for some tournaments next year, but we'll have to see how things work out.

The other thing is XD XD and XD at Black Shark not wanting to commentate now.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone (including Black Shark). Remember to think of things you're thankful for. It will make your day better, I guarentee it.

edit: I had not seen Black Shark's most recent post when I posted, and I would like to say that I think that rape is not a joking matter and that his post is offensive on multiple levels and IMO warrents another posting ban.

oh, and rofl at his made up girlfriend

"Faulheit ist eine Tugend"
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You want to know something Black Shark (like you would), rapes happen in great numbers at all collage institutions. Plus I don't think you stand a chance to go to Michigan if they looked at the mindless babble you posted here.

Ok on a lighter note Tom has had a girlfriend. Geeks tend to do better with women then sports freaks since you know we listen and appreciate them. So when your 30 living alone waiting for the football season to start we'll have lives.

Oh yeah I'm at my Grandparents also. Thankfully they live in town.

"Round up the usual suspects."
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You know, I was going to post a very long (almost Pickwick-esque in length) post on here, containing very offensive language, but then I realized something, Black Shark. You are not worth my time. You are simply a disgrace to humanity. I cannot believe that you were actually created. I'm going to stop listening to anything you say on here from now on, because I am purely convinced that nothing you have to say will be relevant. However, I will warn you, should you get in my face ever, I will have no qualms about taking "Mama"'s advice: They weren't joking when they said "Mama said knock you out!"

Frankly, in response to your post, I think you are a despicable human being, and whatever day you are thankfully taken from this Earth should be made into a worldwide celebration day. You contribute nothing good to society, you have nothing useful to say, and, to be perfectly honest, I hate you. I wish you would go away and never return. Sadly, that cannot happen, so I will have to content myself with the knowledge that I am, and always will be, better than you. Not necessarily at one thing in particular, just better than you in general.

Oh, one more thing: Lusting over a girl who sits on the other side of the room from you in your 4th Hour DOES NOT make her your girlfriend.
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Also, to anyone who is interested, I'll be holding an impromptu Mario Kart DS Tournament this Saturday. If you want to participate, just post here. If you don't own a DS or don't own Mario kart for it, I'm sure someone will be glad to loan you their DS, as long as you treat it nicely.

(This is obviously for everyone Except Black Shark)
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...Ah, the silence is wonderful...
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I don't care what u think, U think I have a made up girlfriend, fine, think that way, ur just jealous. I'm going to ignore everything u say form now on. People like u shouldn't belong on this "thing". Y don't u go back to ur mom and take a s*** on ur turkey and let ur mom smack u into the next century.


Jealous of what? Of you? I don't think it's physically possible for someone to be jealous of a walking, talking, piece of shit like yourself. People like YOU don't belong here. All you do is come in here to try and annoy people. Well, it's worked. And I swear to God, if you ever try to insult me face-to-face, so help me I will smack YOU into next century. And that's a f***in' promise.
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wow noah u have gone far enough and i'm gonna reveal your secret.

u guys know we used to respect black shark when the new website was first created in early july until he started getting into fights with the older players(not me he knows what i'm capable of). Then we all started to hate him including eli and basically declared him the outcast of the blog until he blames all those flames on his brother....funny story is it WASENT his brother it was HIM. i remember a post from duck saying ur brother has an attitude of an 11 year old but it turns out his brother is 17 an he is 14 can u believe that. 14 and still in 8th grade with an attitude of an 11 year old WOW. as for your so called "gf" i will find out if u are really telling the truth i have connections.

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Go Sravan. Find that poor girl, and reveal to her what she is in fact, getting herself into. And who she's letting get into her.
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noah if u have a gf what is her name??

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Hey Eli, can we make some sort of restriction as to where the Noise Machine can be? Like: "Either you stay in [x position] or you don't make noise at all" Last tournament I had a few matches with members of their clan, and one of the Durskis got so annoying with that stupid little party horn that I wanted to punch him in the face. Just warning everyone, cause this time, I will punch him in the face.
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I agree with this. The drums also pissed me off. Infact, I lost a match because of that goddamn horn... It sucked...

Also, I'd like to ask whether or not items can be disabled in the 1 v 1 matches if both players agree to take them out and if the final match could be played on a neutral map (Dream Land 64, Final Destination, Fountain of Dreams, Battlefield, Yoshi's Story(the 3 platform one), etc.)

I just think it shows the true winner on a map that doesn't advantage one character. The reason I think items should be optional is that it adds a new factor into the match; RANDOM CHANCE. If a hammer spawns next to a person in the middle of the fray, or a Maximum Tomato or some other cheap item, the match can be over, even if the other player is not as good his/her opponent. I got knocked out once because my opponent got a legendary pokemon, a maximum tomamo, two hammers and a starman, all of which I had no chance of getting.

That was all about SSB:M , by the way.


i dont mind items on or off but i perfer them off cuz u cant get lucky.

the noise makers are such nice people outside of axis. i met them at mcdonalds and they let me cut in line thanks guys. also they are friendly, athletic, nice, and humorous. i find it funny that they are trying to mess people up but its just a game guys u shouldnt get too worked up about it. there are always people watching you screaming USE THE MUSHROOM or USE THE COUNTER. they are basically the same thing. they even apoligized for monkeyman cuz his brother is in the clan i think he is tub o lard or d-rex.

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I actually agree with all of u, seriously, I want to beat the s*** out of those Noise Makers. Tom, I was wrong about u, u do have some spunk, but Eli might ban u 4 a week. Let's forget about this whole mess and let's focus on beating the s*** out those Noise Makers, Whose with me!

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


Does anyone agree with me on the optional items policy?

Oh, and the Noisemakers or w/e aren't funny when money is on the line!


Not me, I like dumb luck, because Im not one the better SSBM players, someone really goood might agree with u, but people who r bad at SSBM(like me) wouldn't agree with u.

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


But the glory of it is that if you don't want items on in your game, you don't have to have them on. If your opponent asks if you want items on, just say "yes", and it's all good.

If two people don't want items on in a 1v1 match, they shouldn't have them on. What good is an L-Cancel or a Wavedash if your opponent just got a Maximum Tomato and the Hammer?


lol like no one uses advanced techniques in ann arbor. i actually have some combos and i short hop. i used to sheild grab but not that much anymore. fox's reflector rules. which character do u use?

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I would say if you can't deal with the unknown you can't be expected to win. Would the army say you can't use AK47s or you can't use guerrilla tactics because they work to well or we can't fight in cities or in the desert, well they might not like people using them but they don't expect them to not. I find that even if I'm farther away from an item I can grab it first because I learned how to grab items at even possible chance because I play marth and he needs them to fight long range. I am the only person here that prefers to fight with items on then items off and that's because I saw them and said "I'd like to use these to there full potential" when other people a said they were unfair. Plus I like randomness because they never know what’s coming.

Moses why do you need something to hate, can't you just have fun without demonizing someone?

"Round up the usual suspects."
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I play Fox and Ice Climbers for the most part. Shinespiking is the win.

I actually wavedash all the time with the Climbers. It's pretty much how I move. Unfortunately, I didn;t have a GC until a bit after last tourney, so now I'm better. Just gotta work on my Shuffling.


sweet another fox player. me, mr.J, dragoonblack, and u are the only good ones. my friend uses ice climbers. i beat event match 50 with them lol. what was ur nickname in the last tourney?
u guys have to watch these u will crack up. i'm too lazy to do a link so copy and paste these in ur URL thingy
http://www.flashplayer.com/animation/declineofvideogaming.html
http://www.flashplayer.com/animation/declineofvideogaming2.html
http://www.flashplayer.com/animation/declineofvideogaming3.html
watch them in that order.
http://www.flashplayer.com/animation/adeclinechristmas.html
the christmas one is kinda random. i garuntee u will fall out of ur chair laughing at least once.
http://media.putfile.com/FPS-Doug
that is a random fps thing its kinda funny.

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Duck, it's a hard life but I got to hate something, I'm a H8R. I actually hate the Noise Clan sooooooooo much, that the hatred 4 Tom is gone, it's like it's blank now. I just want to whale on those noise-making f***wads. I agree with Rupert, Sravan, these people are not funny if money is on the line! Think about it! So who will help me with sabatoging the NM clan? I was think of bringing some kind of poking instrument to cut their drumbags. U see, if me or we cut their drumbags, they'll be total DOUSCHEBAGS. (Eli, tell me if that was a naughty word to say on the post, if it is, give me a warning)

O, I ate 1 leg and 1 wing, and 4 pieces of pie
1 apple
3 pumpkin
How did u guys do?

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


Noah, I'm not very happy with you right now. I'm posting this after I got home, but I was at my grandmother's house as well. I was reading the blog for a while because of the sudden large number of posts, when I came across your post that is constantly talking about rapeing people. My grandmother looked over my shoulder and read that horrible post before I noticed her.
*sigh* My grandmother read that! Do you think that is appropriate for the elderly or small children?!? I didnt like your post. I wont ever like you. I want to say this in a way that wont be so vulgar. Please stop your constant swearing on this blog or any other blog. No one likes it. I'm serious, STOP, OR I WILL ASSIST TOM IN TEARING YOU LIMB FROM LIMB INTO TINY CHICKEN MCNUGGET'S. AND FOR THE REST OF IT, I DONT EVEN THINK MCDONALDS WILL SERVE THEM!!!!!

For everyone else, I'm very sorry that I did that. That is one of the first times I had an outburst on a website blog and I hope its the last.

Congrats, Pickwick on finally fixing your computer. I was wondering on why you havn't posted for a long while. I thought you were sick or somepthin.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you ate your fair share. I sure did. (I had a little wine so I feel weird right now lol) Hey, who says that I cant have wine on Thanksgiving?

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P.S. New sig, Like it?


EBD, u r joking, u had me going 4 a bit there, now y do u hate me? R u also planning on traveling 2 EMU for college? I think u should think 4 a sec, that wine might be getting 2 your head. Just sleep calmly rite now, the dizziness should go away, u might wake up with bad breath, though.

Kids, remember, NEVER BE A DRUNKIE!

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


ya know Noah, there is a big difference of being a drunkie and celebratory wine drinking. Also let me point out that I am sober enough to actually type REAL words! Dont call me a drunkie and speak to me in 2's, 4's, R's, and u's.

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I would say if you can't deal with the unknown you can't be expected to win. Would the army say you can't use AK47s or you can't use guerrilla tactics because they work to well or we can't fight in cities or in the desert, well they might not like people using them but they don't expect them to not.

The whole "if you can't win under any circumstances you shouldn't win at all" arguement is so ridiculous. You shouldn't have to be able to triumph at any odds in order to claim victory in a tournament, simply triumphing given even odds (ie: no items) is what proves that you are better than someone elese. In war fighting over resources and ideals being able to win under any circumstances is important, but professional competitions worldwide agree, when it's about simply determining who is best, even odds are the only option.


Sorry it was the turkey talking and the whole working with a strange keyboard (seriously it drove me nuts). I meant to say "if you can't handle". Well who said we are professionals. We aren't out to prove who's best at a single aspect we are looking for the whole package so we play with anything goes. Plus these are mainly for fun and to increase youth library attendance not really to prove who is the state champ at Melee or DD.

"Round up the usual suspects."
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flare u gotta call me, or will u be at the ddr tournament. i'm bringing a friend who says he can beat ian after i told him what all ian has done.
come on guys watch those videos they are funny making fun of video games.

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I was Uncle Meat, but back then I was a Falco player who sucked, seeing as I didn't have a gamecube/no mojo.

FPS Doug is from Purepwnage, dude. PurePwnage.com I think. Just google it.

Oh, and Duck, I have a lot more fun playing A FAIR GAME than getting owned by a friend who I consistantly beat out of the tourneys, just because he got lucky with items.

EDIT: Also, you're talking about EVERY ASPECT! Items is not the only aspect of play. If you say that, do you mean the entire tournament should be played in things varying from Heart Containers set on very high on tiny melee, to 20 stock no timelimit invisible melee with no items?

Also, if the tourney is about fun, then why shouldn't two people play no items if they both agree on it. It's gonna be more fun if you both get to do what you want.


Ok if you find playing the same game over and over again fun, by all means have fun. In the so called expert tournaments all they do it the same move sets over and over again. It gets very boring when all some one ever does is shuffle, wavedash and L-cancel. That's why I play with items; I like the change of pace. I remember playing you at the melee open, that was such a boring match because I could see you were going to win it and the DK stage we were on destroys a good number of items so there wasn’t much chance of me getting what I needed to turn the balance.

I would love to have the very extremes but we have a time constraint and everyone here would yell at Eli for it.

As for the two people agreeing on it I don't see why not as long as you put it back into the regular form after you're done.

"Round up the usual suspects."
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Thank you.


OK, Black Shark. You're right, we should both can drop this. It was getting pretty bogus by the end there. But, don't break any of the Noise Machine's stuff, that's just being too savage about it. The best thing to do would be to take it from them, and hide it somewhere where they'll never think to look for it.

I think that the no items idea is very bad, because it's not a part of the original idea of the game. The whole point of the items in both of these games is to even the playing field for the people who aren't as good. For some reason, most of you guys don't seem capable of really grasping that concept yet. Don't worry, it'll come to you eventually. Besides, Mr. Faraway, like Duck said, these are more for fun, with prizes thrown in. If you want to be really all that serious about it, then go to someplace like www.smashboards.com. That's a place for people more your speed. Just because you get beat because you do the same things over and over again while people hit you with items doesn't mean that you can complain enough to take away items so that you can win by doing the same things over and over again. That's not how we roll here at the AADL-GT. If you don't like it, well, too bad, cause we ain't changin' it.
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yea fps doug is funny. BOOM HEAD SHOT. I CAN DANCE ALL DAY I cAN DANCE ALL DAY. tom and duck watch the decline videos they are hillarious. the 1st one isnt that funny but the 2nd and 3rd ones are good.
for example they make fun of the mario games because they make too many so in the distant future they have like mario accountancy and mario sete the VCR to make fun of it. then they have Final Fantasy XVIXVIXIVXIVIXVIVIVIXIVXI with a bunch of roman numerals. its funny trust me.
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Alright, I will. I can't right now, cause I'm on my slow computer, but I will later.

Lol, it was funny... I was watching the DVD from last year's Grands (cause I had nothing better to do on Thanksgiving), and during the Battles for the Grands, Leinad was like "I hope Sravan loses." That just made me laugh for some reason. I'm not too sure why, but it did. :-D
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I have watched them. I watched them some time ago. I would have to agree that Mario games seem to be heading into every gimmick there is but at least they haven't made it a card battle yet, Snake I'm looking at you. The good thing is they are bringing back the old school super Mario world and they are making another Mario RPG both for the DS.

"Round up the usual suspects."
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Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!THIS SUCKS! NOW ALL OF THE BAD PEOPLE LIKE TOM, LENAD AND MAYBEE EVEN T-UNIT! (no offence t- unit but you are not that good to say the least) so all of the people who stink but have good freinds coughtomandleinadcough get in and Tom why do you think that the noise machine sucks, because their whole clan is ahead of you.
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I made no indication of their skill, you putrid, vile and idiotic piece of crap. First off, no, they're not ahead of me, they're in 5th while the Vaccinated Monks Clan is in 3rd. And as far as I know, 3rd is a better place to be in than 5th. Read the leaderboard before you open your fat, annoying mouth. I was referring to their annoying tactics during the tournament. Although, I guess it's not that bad that they're all there, because then I can laugh right into their faces when I wipe them all over the place.
As for you, you don't bother me. I know that you may think you're something, but you're not. You're an insignificant speck on the windshield of life, and I'm about to turn on the wipers.
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The only reason they do well is because of there stupid out of game tactics. If they didn't bother people so much with there noise they would do well at all. It's just like last year Derek (sp?) distracted Leinad during the final round of a event and the trouble monkey steroid use only Eli is allowing it. It's really getting annoying and I have been pushed to actual violence against them. I could handle cheering and even something with rhythm but they just make noise and it's not cool.

"Round up the usual suspects."
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Well, this is why we can't have nice things. I'm glad that you guys have put this flamewar behind you, but it doesn't change the fact that both Tom and Moses said some highly inappropriate stuff, and your comment about EMU, Moses, was WAY over the line... as someone who just got posting privileges back, and whose clan points are already in jeopardy due to your antics, you ought to think a little harder before you post.

As for the rest of you (especially you, Major Tom), don't feed the troll.

Now, Rupert, I'm glad that Sir Ducksalot agrees with your no items agreement proposal, but he (as he well knows) does not have the authority to make that kind of decision. While you're welcome to play without items during open play, it's important to have the same rules for everyone, and the rules for our tournaments (at least this season) are to fight with items set to med. I totally consider the item and stage setup to be on the table for next season, however, so if you want to advocate for no-item fighting, come to the february planning meeting and make your case. For this weekend, your scheduled matches have got to conform to the rules, even if you and your opponents agree to break the rules together.

However, this isn't a contest of who is best. It's a contest of who is best at Super Smash Brothers Melee, and Super Smash Brothers Melee is a game with ITEMS, and tough stages, and lots of other chance elements. Playing Super Smash Brothers without items is like playing Mario Kart without items. That's what the game is! If you don't like it, take it up with Masahiro Sakurai.

You all ought to now that I treasure the effects of chance in a videogame, and I love the opportunity it gives the less skilled players to you know, get lucky and defeat a more skilled player. It happens in all forms of competition. It's something you ought to be able to handle. Also, I'm driving this boat, so my opinions count. =)

However, I am willing to compromise, although not in the middle of a season, and I would accept a reduced item and stage set for next season, similar to the PAX rules, with a list of banned stages and items that those of you who are unable to accept random defeat feel are the 'cheapest'. We'll talk about it at the planning meeting.

As for the Noise Machine, let me remind you (and them) that I have banned them from using any percussion instruments, and I think that their impact at Round 3 was sufficiently managed as a result.

And Monkeyman, I think that people who think that the Noise Machine sucks don't think that it sucks because of their scores or abilities. Maybe it's something else! The Noise Machine, who are all great guys, have inspired a lot of rage and ill will this season, and I'm not sure that their tactics have been worth it. Hopefully next season, they'll take a less obnoxious approach towards their fellow players.

OK, DDR starts in 45 minutes. Hope to see you all here!


Yeah, Eli, you're right (as usual), and I'm sorry for the stuff that I said that was a bit harsh (which was quite a lot of it, actually).

Garrrr, really? Shoot, I was going to try to come to that. Wait, is there open play?

EDIT: Yes, there is. Shoot.
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Yup, there's open play, and open play will actually continue all the way through tonight's all-ages DDR tournament.

The Gamecube network is open until 8:30 PM tonight, come make the most of it!


yea there is. i'm about to leave. chao

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I'm sorry 2 Eli, at least I but all of that behind me, C ya tommorow, no more naughtyness from these lips. My lips r sealed.

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


At the last turny we(noise machine) didn't made any noise exept in the begining WHEN WE DID BAD.
we got 2nd for the whole thing including 2 mario kart 2nd overall by me.

I don't ever annoying lenad last year,and it was I who won the sp.


oh snap its like 21 hours oh snap. 70 bucks richer 70 bucks richer!

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


Drex, just so u know Skillz Dat Killz will destroy nosie machine

GIGGITY GIGGITY GIGGITY ALL RIGHT!!!!!


Good Morrow!
Mr. Noise Machinist, I must inquire as to the veracity of your statement regarding the presence, or lack thereof, of aural interference during the preceding month's event. There was a flute/whistle-wielding miscreant (I won't dignify them by attaching the designation "musician") whose vile, reprehensible attempts at bringing harm to the performance of competitors via the production of piercing sound waves at a near proximity to the auditory receptacles of the intended victim were ubiquitous throughout the day. Are you denying that the discourteous poltroon was of a kin to the infamous tribe of base ruffians who have been charged with similar acts throughout their miserable history of blighting the face of this planet with their presence? The implement with which the noise was made was in the possession of an ignoble entity which I have tagged in my mind as being one of those despicable creatures in command, at a certain point, of the drumset utilised for the selfsame purpose in September.

I have been fortunate enough not to be afflicted directly by such a cretinous attempt at sabotage as of even date, but I would like to volunteer my services for the early divestment, and, with luck, defenestration of any and all such noise-producing implements, with or without their owners, and I urge others to do the same.

Mr. joesmo, I really must thank you for congratulating me on my soon-found wealth; I shall be sure to send a full measure of pre-emptive gratitude with this post.

The newly-proposed item plan meets my full approval. At what date in February is the planning session to be, Monsiegneur des Roy de la Geeks? If it has not yet been set, may I humbly request a time late in the month, so as to avoid the Robotics Season which shall inevitably consume much of the first two months of the year for myself, in addition to the eminent Sir Ducksalot, finklestein, and vwampage, if not others who have, as yet, not appeared in my admittedly-faulty memory in the form of their names? If this is not possible, let it be known that no highly-important reordering of the heavens will occur, not a star will blip out of existence, and the Four Horsemen will remain content merely to reshoe their horses, rather than riding across the face of the planet atop them.
As always, good luck, and
Good Day!
---------Pickwick the Second---------
PS: Actually, Mr. Chicken, I regret to inform you that it shall be the Foreign Exchange that is to be the dominant clan among the august assembly tomorrow.


I agree with Pickwick II. We are putting finklestien in for FES right? Otherwise the Foreign Exchange will not dominate. But we will (hopefully).


Well, Pickwick, the Planning Meeting will be Sunday, Feb. 12, from 1-4 at Malletts Creek Branch, and there will be open play. However, if you can't make it, rest assured that there will be an accompanying thread here where you will all be able to yell at anyone you missed yelling at in person.

And, don't worry, Foreign Exchange, I got you covered.


the ddr tournament was cool cuz I WON A T-SHIRT w00t. see yall tommarow

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How did DDR go? Who won? Omid, if ur there, will u be at the AADL tommorow? Eli, when do I get my new logo? I really don't wnat to rush u. Its just that u mentioned that the new logo would come in sometime b4 the tournamnet.

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


D-Rex, he wasn't talking about you. He was referring to Derek Vandelinder (sp), Joe Smolarski's former partner and one half of the original Trouble Monkeys. He was the one who was getting in Leinad's way. Lol, that match was funny. Joe was at station 4, and Leinad was at station 8, and everyone in the room (excepting for Eli and Co.) was either on one side or the other, there wasn't any middle ground.

*Looks at clock* Man, the network is still up. I is sad, because I couldn't make it today. My parents were all like: "You're going tomorrow, you don't need to go today!" And I was all like: "But Moooooooooooooom!"

Yeah. Well, good luck to all of you tomorrow. Yes, even you, Black Shark. Good night to all of you, and have a pleasant tomorrow. I'm Tom Coveney, and that's news to me.
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I just found out that Mr. Miyagi died today. I want to have a good game tommorow, even though when I have 2 play Tom I will lose BECAUSE HE IS MUCH BETTER THAN I AM. There, I said it, just deal with it. UGH!

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


*sigh* I didn't win any money Today. My sister won a shirt 5 sizes to large for her so I'm going to steal that for tomorrow.

It's hard to defenestration someone when you're in the Basement.

Oh yeah I got Mario Kart DS today and have register with the library system. My friend code is 231988264664.

"Round up the usual suspects."
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Oh yeah ELi worked up something cool today but I forgot what it was and how it worked so we'll have to see it tomorrow.


defenestrate..to throw out the window i love that word. who is mr.miagi or w/e its hard to tell if ur being sarcastic..or stupid.

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*Sniff* Mr. Miyagi's real name (is? was?) Pat Morita. He played the character of Mr. Miyagi in all of the Karate Kid movies. He was also in some others. Poor Mr. Miyagi.

Yay! Ian got Mario Kart! Ok, tomorrow I'll tap into the library's Wi-Fi and finally get meself a friend code.

Black Shark, does that message of your proposed failure mean you accept my challenge? Or are you just saying that assuming we meet sometime in the bracket?
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Even though he had died like a month ago, I'd like a short moment of silence for Franky Gee, otherwise known as Captain Jack. One of the greatest Music composers ever. He had died at the age of 42-43 by a brain haemorrhage. If there anything any of you would like to say about Captain Jack, please speak now. (or before I go to sleep)

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OK, Foreign Exchange, you're all set, and your logo has been uploaded. Use gtlogo:FX in square brackets to add your logo to your post.

Also, Moses, I uploaded the new Black Shark logo. It shows up on the clan leaderboard, but because you've been manually attaching your logo to every post instead of using the gtlogo tag, all your old posts no longer show your clan logo. Sorry. Be sure to use gtlogo:BSC in square brackets from now on. Put it in your sig like everybody else, and you'll have more time to make your wonderful contributions to the community.


Thanks [gtlogo:FX]


Thanx, Eli. Personally, I like it myself because I put words on it. I made it from clip art. I think this BS looks more vicous. Tom, yes, I did mean for when we sometimes play against each other in the tournament.

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


ur logo is a copy of the kitty sniper thing on funnyjunk. good luck to everyone see u all there!

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Forgive me for not living here like Tom, but in response to his comment about thirty posts ago where he called me stupid, said I did the same thing over and over again and said that items are how the game is supposed to be play, I have this to say. Firstly, I really don't care what you think about me all that much. There, short and simple so you can understand it! Second, I don't do the same thing over and over again, just because I L-Cancel my aerials doesn't mean that all I do is sit in the middle of the map using high lag aerials and then L-Cancelling them. I do it to improve my game. Last, although the game has items, you can turn them off. I wonder why that is? Honestly, the game wasn't intended to be played with items or without items, they're in there but they're optional. HAL Labs. wouldn't make no items a setting in the game if they intended the game to be played only items. So why not play the game both ways? It advantages everyone this way becuase if you're worse than someone, can get a better chance at beatting them by keeping items on, but if you're better you still have a chance at having a more fair match by agreeing on a no items game with your opponent. If they disagree, you're still better than them, it's just going to be harder to win.

EDIT: Is Smash before DD or DD before Smash? How long will the first event last (singles and teams)?


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Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3...

Ha! It works!!
...Now I just have to remember to add this when I post........
Good Day, and Good Luck!!


Playing Smash without items is very boring because after you play someone 2 times you can predict every move they are going to make, items allow them to choose from a wider selection of moves. Items add an addition skill set that if taken out makes it feel like a 1-D game. That’s why I hate racing games they only have one objective, finish 1st, and one way of completing it, being the fastest. Plus not that many items are unfair, obviously the star and heart are cheap but those have a really low spawn rate and the star typically falls off the stage one second after it spawned. A good user of items can make them his/her beastly ranged attacks and can make more effective tactics then someone just using the regular skill set of there character. You can't have people playing by different rules because then you can't consider them even matches. Would you have someone do a time trial at 50cc and compare them to another person's 150cc time trial? NO.

Smash is first and will last till 2:00-2:30.

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Alright, idiot. Firstoff, I don't live here. Second off, I'm glad you don't care what I think. And ouch, I was so insulted by your keeping it "short and simple so [I] could understand it." I'm going to take 24 hours and re-evaluate my life. Thank You, Mr. RupertFaraway. You have really changed my life. I owe everything to you.

You're also quite arrogant and full of yourself, has anyone ever told you that before??
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OMFG! I'M IN THE TOP 20(For now). AND I GOT 1,020 POINTS(I think I'll get more). YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M ALSO GONNA BE IN THE GC'S.

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


OMFG! I'M IN THE TOP 20(For now). AND I GOT 1,020 POINTS(I think I'll get more). YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M ALSO GONNA BE IN THE GC'S.

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


OOPS.

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!


duck how did u get half a point on the score board?


I got it because I'm just that cool.
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Tom must be cool, 2. I am also so glad that my clan made it to the clan cup, I always believed, and it was all thanx to all my team members, which in one event, all of us made it to the qualifying rounds, but sadly, only I were to make it all the way, but then lost rite away, Nick was a good partner in both SSBM and MKDD and Niolfar and Omid were awesome! Let's hope we can do a great job in the CC. It was really 2 bad we couldn't get our picture taken. Did any clan get their picture taken?

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


the scores arent all pdated yet the event bonuses and prize round bonuses
havent been added.

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Eli, when is the Madden 06 Superbowl tourney? U said in February, when in Feb.?

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


Wow, Moses, I'm so glad that after you asked me in the middle of the tournament when the Superbowl Week Tournaments would be, and I told you to ask me later, you were able to wait FOUR WHOLE HOURS until you asked me again.

Our Superbowl Tournaments are the Friday and Saturday before Superbowl Sunday, February 3rd and 4th.

Thanks for a great tournament, guys. Scores are updated, and the post will come soon.


On that Friday and Saturday, will they be both in my age category? Who else is going 2 do it?

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


I should have changed my name to Moses at the beginning. Ever since I "threw away" Black Shark, I have done a lot better and I made it to the surprise round. It's The Luck of The Moishe. When I told Eli scores for me today, I almost said Black Shark, u guys call me that so much, it got into my head, I want 2 erase Black Shark, I want my thoughts to be on Black...... I mean Moses! Dammit! UGH!

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


Playing Smash without items is very boring because after you play someone 2 times you can predict every move they are going to make, items allow them to choose from a wider selection of moves. Items add an addition skill set that if taken out makes it feel like a 1-D game. That’s why I hate racing games they only have one objective, finish 1st, and one way of completing it, being the fastest. Plus not that many items are unfair, obviously the star and heart are cheap but those have a really low spawn rate and the star typically falls off the stage one second after it spawned. A good user of items can make them his/her beastly ranged attacks and can make more effective tactics then someone just using the regular skill set of there character. You can't have people playing by different rules because then you can't consider them even matches. Would you have someone do a time trial at 50cc and compare them to another person's 150cc time trial? NO.

Items offer a wider selection of moves? The "A" button has something like over a dozen context sensitive attacks that form well over half a characters total moves. When you are holding an item that is reduced to just one: use item (although some do have two different functions, the point stands).

You are right, most items do simply amount to pointless distractions, but I don't see how that is incentive to include them =p. Items have rarely made or broken a match for me, I'd describe my average interaction with them as their being in the way.
You are also right that playing with and without items are two completely different game types, but without items is definately the far more skill-intensive "150cc" to the "50cc" of items.


I have had great victories due to my proficiency with items when people like you that don't use items thought it was all in the bag. I can use items so much better then the other players that I can turn the tide with a fan. But alas I'm the kind of person that prefers to make quick work of my oppenates. The items might change a few moves but the option to use items itself allows for more variety in attacks and movements. Plus you are only referring to the throwing items when you say the one. All of the bat like items leave you with your normal skill set only switching out a few moves for different moves. Other items, motion sensor bombs for example, allow you to set up great and quick finishers. Can any character shoot a projectile up without using an item? No, nobody has vertical projectiles. Items can give you the power and priority of a smash with good range. I don't see why you guys hate using them so much because once you get good at using them they provide just as much, if not more, advantages as disadvantages of your opponent using them. Frankly if you find them so alien that you would rather play without them then don’t use them.

"Round up the usual suspects."
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eli u forgot to add the event bonuses
1st place 400
2nd place 300
3rd place 200
4th place 100

hey tom wanna help me convince eli to take back the clan cup-suprise round rule now? it will benifit black shark's clan and we all don't want that do we? leinad can make it through wildcard dont worry. can me and joe commentate wildcard tournament cuz tom and leinad did last year and it was cool when we were quoting anchorman.
joe:u stay classy ann arbor
me:thanks for stoping by ann arbor
joe:but mainly stay classy
me:thanks for stoping by
joe:stay classy(in a rushed voice)
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