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    Thanks for correcting the record. I saw people discussing it on twitter and thought it was interesting, that's all. I apologize.
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    10/10 Also if someone could explain how it's going in the election so far, that'd be great. Would also like to point out that based on the last few pages, Wumbo is the right kind of Trump supporter. Admitting to when he's wrong and apologizing when evidence otherwise is presented - time for some of the others in this thread to take note? I'm from the uk and know nothing about USA politics other than watching House of Cards...
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    Okay, what is it? Edit: Sorry, I guess this cements the idea that I come off as a mad man. :/
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    Because of gym stagnation and multi accounts. 1. Have a main account that is blue or another popular color in your local area. 2. Have 10 pokemon that are CP2000+ 3. Make a 2nd yellow account using a different email address and train to approx. level 18 (technically not allowed but they have no way to prevent it) 4. Play primarily on your blue account. Whenever you come across a friendly level 10 gym, log out and switch to yellow. 5. Fight the 1st pokemon in the blue gym until it is kicked out. 6. Log back into your blue account. Train the gym back to level 10. Insert your pokemon. 7. Due to fewer active players and level 10 gyms being intimidating, your pokemon should last for many days or weeks. The higher up you placed it, the longer it will last. I've seen people on silph road complaining about multi-accounts, but honestly I think this is bullshit. All multi accounts do is take advantage of the gym stagnation. They do not cause the gym stagnation directly. Besides, gym stagnation is good for the players because fighting gyms to get coins is a waste of time and is extremely inefficient. More people are getting free coins now than ever before because of stagnation. If you disagree with this, or find it unfair, you can go ahead and fight a level 10 gym by yourself only to see your pokemon defeated the next day. That's what's unfair about the gym system: you were never adequately rewarded for your efforts in the first place.
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    yeah and if you have a big dick all you need to do is just spit a little
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    ^hahahahaha what the fuck just happened
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    I do believe there is some merit as long as it does not affect the real world in any significant way. What I mainly mean is basing entire arguments and platforms off of these claims like Trump, I guess. On the other hand the physical world is actually not directly involved with the mind in any way, shape or form so this entire statement is subjective. On the third hand you could say the brain and mind are physical in nature but then you would have the explain everything related to that which in turn would take forever and I am most definitely not well informed enough to backup any claims I make in that regard. I have not read the statement and have been getting all my information from a certain secondhand source but I do understand the failings of that form of information grabbing. Mostly all of their content is well informed conjecture so I will be more careful from now on. I will try to branch out more in other areas of information gathering too. Lastly, I believe I am missing something (as I always am) but I cannot comprehend the meaning on this statement for any reason: " Questioning his decision is one thing, but questioning his ethics without any evidence to back it up is pretty fucking low. " Could you expand upon this please?
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    http://www.snopes.com/michelle-obama-scrubs-twitter/ you must read your news in the best places Literally one of Obama's last 5 tweets has Hillary's name in it.
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    allen is in for an informative and frightening afternoon
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    I haven't checked over the thread to see if this has already been said but one thing I considered was to never play foreign cards. The idea being that even with translations, you ideally don't want to give your opponent the opportunity to ask for one since it gives them another option for stalling. If your cards are in the corresponding language for your area it makes it that little bit harder for them to take you to the time-out procedure where anything can happen.
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    Fascist homosexuals? Oh, mein fuhrer is rolling in his grave at the thought of this shit being true. No, but seriously, you're being a fucking asshole and projecting shit onto Winter that he has no involvement in nor has he once said anything homophobic and afaik he likes to suck dick. Milo, Blaire White, or who fucking ever you hate on the side of the alt-right aren't a deteriment to the LGBTQ movement. Insecure people like you who hate entire groups of people based on preconceived notions are. I can be black and not like black culture, gay and not like the trans community, blah blah. It's a pretty fascist train of thought to assume everyone of one group thinks the same way. You fucking cuck.
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    When I look at that warrior deck I really just see a Zoo deck with a slightly different threat base. It's definitely a lineup worth considering, Blade Knight enabling BLS is big draw to a list like that. Giving the deck a lategame trump for the control matchup isn't necessarily on plan, but probably powerful enough to negate the early game tradeoff of potentially opening with a dead BLS. The main problem I've had with Blade Knight lists is they're really weak to Exarion early on, and you said it yourself, the deck's end plan is to simplify the game. Once the game is simplified, you're already ahead (which is also why Dustshoot is so powerful in this deck.) This deck also inherently wants to have multiple monsters in play to speed up the clock, maybe it's just the way I play the deck, but unless my opponent has seen a bunch of cards, or I'm far enough ahead already I just won't respect Mirror Force or Torrential (which is a big reason why I like multiple Dust Tornado in the deck, and another reason Dustshoot is powerful.) and Blade Knight doesn't work very well on that plan. He ended up being a 1600 vanilla monster more often than I wanted from a card. If I wanted to jam BLS, I'd probably just go 1 Blade Knight for a RotA target, DDWL, then maybe a Shining Angel to round it off, but you might even be fine with just 2 RotAs and 1 real Light. It's not like there's a bunch of stuff in the format that is going to banish your Blade Knight. I don't really see the point of maindeck Sasuke, it's main purpose is to hit Spies post-board and it isn't even that good at that. You already have Blade Knight as a light RotA target, overall it just seems worse than Bazoo which also answers Jinzo, profitably attacks over Exarions, Airknights, etc. They both die to the same things, but Bazoo answers more problematic threats. Bazoo definitely gets a little awkward with BLS in the deck, but I don't see that being too difficult to deal with. If I was on BLS, I'd also probably play Skilled Dark Magician over Gorilla. It notably can't answer defense Exarions, and can only crash Airknights, but being a dark isn't irrelevant, and not getting eaten by Tsuk is a huge upside. Also, I agree completely that DDA is an incredibly underwhelming card, but you're looking at it from the wrong angle. It's purpose isn't to be powerful, it fills a role. You don't play DDA because you can summon it and crash it. You play DDA because it's the best RotA target to summon onto an empty board and get damage in. It's resilient because they can't Tsuk over it, it always trades tempo neutral in battle, and provides a clock. It might sound strange, but I think Compulsory is a build-around card for this deck. I tried to make it work, but it's just so weak to Tsuk. If you're going to run Compulsory you really need to make Tsuk bad against your deck, especially if you're cutting Sakuretsu. Blanking opposing Tsuks is definitely a direction you can go in, and it isn't something I've had the chance to test. My initial thoughts is that the more you build around not losing to Tsuk the worse you get vs. Exarions, but I might be overlooking some tech that makes it just work. You certainly gain a lot of equity against TERs by playing Compulse, and it's really nice how they can double as extra threats if you're light on monsters, but everything is a trade-off, and in a standard build Sakuretsu is "good enough" against TERs, while also answering Tsuk tempo positively. Also, when playing, take note of how often Solemn Judgment is just a Sakuretsu that costs half your life points.
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    Apparently it's in there. I'm sure I could pull it up. But I still have sick days left. So why do I have more sick days than I'm allowed to take? It's ridiculous.
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    Being honest I think those requirements exclude everyone at this exact time. Dawn, DevPro and Salvation are the only ones that have rankings. Dawns launcher and staff make it unplayable its honestly a paywall version of DevPro. DevPro is what you are looking for. Salvation has what you are looking for but a much smaller community and its rankings is done via tournaments. My opinion on Dawn is somewhat basis considering I'm one of the 4 guys that was working at Dawn that left with 1/3 of its users to create DevPro and then later on Salvation. My current understanding is that DevPro is active and working. I suggest you stay there.
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    It's funny you mention Nekroz because while it's true that it's one of the decks where you will play multiple turns, it's also something that proves my point because if you couldn't open Valk+a way to clear your field, or some other kind of insane opening, you would just get trished/OTK'd or outresourced one way or another. Bricking ment losing. This is an example of late game mattering, but it being a product of the early game. At some point there was also Masquerade which made things even more complicated, and there's the Djinn aspect which could mean an auto-win/auto-lose based on beginning hands alone. Note that my point is not to say 'nowadays games don't have late games' necessarily, but rather: 'late games can exist but are a product of a solid early game, rather than topdecking or holding powerful cards in hand'. A card such as Maxx C or Shared Ride, for example, might seem like it will give your deck a bad late game at first glance, but it actually does the opposite because when resolving you would have drawn so many cards that that's more relevant than the times where you're topdecking a dead copy every now and then. The entire point of all this is to be able to judge cards better, and to 'exclude' these cards that don't help your opening - of course, exceptions will always exist as well, but I think a lot of people are still maining a bunch of these cards that simply require too much setup, or worry too much about cards being dead late game therefore not playing the optimal ratio's. Examples that come to mind are: only playing 2 Desires/Instant Fusion, in general playing more searchable 'targets' than necessary, playing cards such as call of the haunted without it being to use immediately after setting (such as grabbing an Kristya you dumped T1 in that Herald deck I saw on here, or dodging a Kaiju on ABC etc.), basically playing too few of the same cards (such as playing 2-offs instead of 3-offs, but also playing 4-5 of a 'type of card' that's essential to draw, rather than to play 10 copies and/or a big draw engine etc. Especially if we're talking about combo pieces, you can't expect to reliable draw a combo that requires 2 cards which you each play 5/6-off that aren't searchable.) edit: For people who are interested/haven't read it yet(although it's a sticky on here), I think this thread explains it better: One deck is focussed on an early game win (Domain Monarch, for example), and the other deck is about surviving the early game because it will outgrind in the late game (XYZ monarch). But even then: the goal is still to survive the early game, not to improve the late game, because the engine being powerful enough already 'takes care' of the late game.
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    Early chapter, followed by a break: http://mangastream.com/r/one_piece/845/3771/1 I continue to wonder just how exactly Luffy and co. will make it out of this.
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    This is a decent start but can you add this to the OP or in a post below; Why do you run this deck, what's your meta? Your Budget Explain odd card choices and ratios How are your match-ups? What are your problems you're encountering in each match-up. I'm also gonna ask do you think 8 monsters is too little sometimes? and how does 3 Moon mirror shield go with also the mage power.
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    "muscular black"
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    Been smoking too much dank memes clearly.
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    Miss Piggy stopped following Kermit too.
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    So apparently the Obamas and Elizabeth Warren unfollowed Hillary on twitter (maybe others did too, this is just what I've read). Barack's twitter deleted all tweets with Hillary's name in the last 3 years and Michelle's twitter deleted every tweet in the last 3 years. What did they mean by this?
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    Totally heavy slumped me after I drew 20+ cards off Maxx C, was a pretty cool way to be knocked out of the YCS.
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    Combination is definitely the better trap card now that we have a quickplay fusion spell, but Counter is still very strong. Previously this deck was hugely reliant on control and beatdown; those avenues to win are still open and in some ways supplemented by the newer cards, but I foresee the strongest build of this deck being able to use these new cards to consistently combo out into game damage, with the flexibility to create recursive boards. Mithrilum and Combination have very powerful recycling effects, that combined with Fullmetalfoes Fusion lack of a OTP-clause, seems really degenerate. In my mind, though terribly reductive and simple, this deck is now the Shaddoll deck to ABC's Satellars.
  28. 1 point
    New information was found, and thus revealed. Obama says he did nothing wrong.
  29. 1 point
    Good. We agree that you shouldn't be immune to FBI investigation just because you're the Democratic presidential nominee. Therefore, when significant new information is found (650,000 emails in this case), further investigation is warranted. It's not Comey's fault the Democrats picked Hillary as their nominee. I believe it would be much more partisan for him not to disclose this information to the public before the election.
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    my favourite part of the crooked hillary rhetoric is the implication that trump is not corrupt or decietful
  32. 1 point
    Sounds like you were wild and willing
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    you're right, i forgot that your omnipresent abrasiveness allows you insight into human souls that the rest of us lack and so you are able dictate the cares and thoughts of other people like idgaf about milo lol we are talking about winter. if you want to say "you are an idiot to support trump in this regard because x" then fine because you are probably right, but that's not what happened winter hopes that trump will adopt his previous, more more open view toward lbgt if elected (because that would be the first time someone changed their platform after being elected and no longer needing a voting demographic, right?) then said he's bi. you said he doesn't care about gay people. i said he just said he was bi. that's the end.
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    how tf do you go through an oz a day jesus Let me know if you're ever in Canada
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    I played a lot of Arena earlier this year. I felt it was something I'd neglected a lot and it seemed like a neat challenge because, while it lacks in ranking or tournaments, it does have charming rewards like heaps of gold and packs and such. I got some sick runs and it felt really fun. However, I find the problems I have with Arena are basically the opposite of the ones you cite about constructed. Arena is more "wet and wild", but it's not as though you suddenly aren't trying to play around things like you do in constructed, you just have to play around broad strokes instead of specific things. Moreover, you're exposed to more variance in deck construction, which does solve the relative staleness of decks, but replace it with a lot of potential for bad beats. The big "arena fix" that tried to correct how Mage got a good class common basically every set while Hunter gets, like, Dart Trap, for instance, also seems like an admission of poor planning for Arena. For every time a Druid nutted on me with t1 Innervate in constructed, I'm sure there's one dude getting knocked out of a game by the dude who drafted 5 Firelands Portals. Lastly, while Arena isn't as clear-cut as Constructed, I don't think it's actually more creative, in fact, I'd say it's basically the opposite; everything is a midrange-tempo deck. How are you going to ever play combo in Arena without getting really lucky, for instance? How creative is a deck going to be when you want 6ish 1/2 drops and 3-4 drops on 3, 4, and 5 in basically 99% of cases? The best parallel I can draw is when Cube Drafting was all the rage in YGO, and ACP made the observation that adding more cards to your cube decrease deck variation, not increasing it, because its statistically less likely that you'll get any given theme and the EV of the "generic good stuff" decks is relatively higher. Same deal here, the card pool is only getting deeper, how could you justify pick 1 Anyfin or some other build-around knowing that it's astronomically low odds that the rest of the deck comes together? Basically, Arena's fun, and I think shifting between that and constructed is likely a good way to fight getting burned out, but it's real tough to hold up either format as a well-designed or super-deep format. Cube draft a game with people some time, also, that's another lesson here.
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    >No explanation of how complexity of a game can even be measured >Throws out random win rate statistics with no basis to support them Ok, I guess.
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    how come nobody on dgz plays arena? i love it personally and find constructed really rather boring and more about memorizing situations and decklists than creative gameplay. i do hate that theres no ranking system or tournaments/prizes though, so thatd be a valid point. just interested in other opinions
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    1 like = 1 prayer for handsomeguy. Got nut drawn every game by Cydonia
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    "still debating the usefulness of allure" in 2016
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    Update: - 2 instant fusion - 1 gameciel - 1 cyber dragon drei - 1 norden - 1 panzer + 3 brilliant fusion + 1 garnet + 1 seraphanite + 1 artifact durendal Played this at my regional today and went 6-2 getting 14th (albeit small regional). I blinded second all day. Matchups were 4 aBC, 1 madolche artifact, 1 mermail, dinomist, and 1 demise qli. Losses were to madolche and mermail because they also wanted to go second and i didn't end up siding anything such as transmogrify or fragrances for going first. Also I did make one misplay today against the mermail player so that's also why I lost. Also I learned that you cannot use rampage dragon effect on the first turn because you don't have a battle phase do that also decreases your chances opening ABC going first.The aBC matchup blinding second was pretty much free and I only lost one game all day against ABC. It's not like they were bad players it's just that deck tries make the same play going first pretty much every time and this deck exploits that fact pretty well. My side was: 3 cherries 3 gameciel 3 mst 2 dark hole 1 raigeki 2 full house 1 dante Still didn't get to play the blue eyes matchup so I don't know how that's going to go because the engine doesn't have a good way to deal with their boards outside of kaijus.
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    You're close. Actually, I control all politicians in this country, and I intentionally created a ridiculous election with radical candidates in order to boost duelistgroundz.com activity. Look at how many people started posting almost specifically to talk about Trump? It all adds up, doesn't it?
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    Only exception where you draw is when you know your opponent's deck is greedier than yours so you want to turbo into monkey to stand a chance.
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    also for warrior control mirror you basically want to draw as little as absolutely possible, and keeping track of where you are deck size wise between both decks like every turn is important because more often than not you're going to fatigue or close to it. Also war axe is great vs a lot of decks, I'd keep more often than not depending what class your against and what you've been seeing more on ladder I guess if that makes sense.
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    So you're saying we need to play Downerd?
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    Top 8 ARGSC Report A lot of people wondered why Based Loli always said he went to worlds and I got numerous PMs regarding that. I think it is finally time to expose the truth. The true identity of Based Loli is me, Jono Ritzau. Alyxander Lisgathe was only an elaborate ruse. He is no more a real person than Sean McCabe is a real duelist or Bodan Temnyk is a real lucker. I decided to go to ARG Charlotte with Harry Potter, Ygo Duelist Bod-an, Narukami RRRRRRRAIKAAAAAA, and this homeless duelist we picked up on the streets named Deon. He was the realest encounter that I, the Based Loli, have actually had with "the hood," not counting Urthor getting punched in the face. I decided to pilot the same deck I used for YCS Atlanta - Plus One Fire Fist. Round 1: Jono Ritzau AKA The Based Loli vs Seaworld the Deck After about 39 minutes into game 1 I realize he is trying to stall me into time so I power up my Cardcar D to 8000 kilometers per hour and run him over for the match win. 1-0 Round 2: Jono Ritzau AKA The Based Loli vs Brandon Wigley AKA "Some Harry Potter Lookin-Ass Nigga Help Me With My Fire Fists" After skillfully outplaying some Harry Potter lookin ass nigga, he switches his strategy up for game 2 and 3 and begins to fondle my cock with his foot under the feature table. Distracted during game 3, I ejaculate mid-game and drop a bear instead of a wolfbark for game and he sharks me and I lose with a load of semen in me underoos dam. 1-1 Round 3: Jono Ritzau AKA Sweet Daddy T vs Geartown Mk V Before this round started I hit the showers. By the time I got back, my opponent was telling the judges that I was Australian and he should remain present all throughout the match to make sure I don't boomerang his sorry ass. I tell him my secret: "I am the Based Loli." Shocked, my opponent spiralled into a world known as tilt. He goes first and sets 5, to which I grind through it and come out on top like I do at night with Bodan xoxo. Game 2 I decide not to stack a Geargiarmor on the bottom of his deck and let him set it. I dark hole his field and swarm with one monster. He calls me a sack and I tap the table. Rap game Jono Ritzau coming to your hood USA. 2-1 Round 4: Jono Ritzau AKA The Based Loli vs Noble Noobs I lose another dice roll so in my frustration I ask Peter Cheng "ay m8 'elp me palm a veila ya?" So he shows me how to palm an Effect Veiler while my opponent isn't looking and I use it to stop his Medraut. He grabs the slip and checks the drop box immediately. Easiest games of my life smh 3-1 Round 5: Jono Ritzau AKA The Based Loli vs Jeff Jones Jeff still hasn't changed out of his judging attire so everyone is confused. He explained that he knew of my secret identity since day 1. I knew that, despite having gone to worlds, there was no way I could win vs his Harpy deck. Luckily, he's sitting next to Marcus Carisse. They proceed to passionately start kissing so I quickly forge his signature and give myself the win before he notices. 4-1 Round 6: Jono Ritzau AKA The Based Loli vs Plus One Fire Fist My opponent can benchpress about 7 DGz-Souls so he wasn't intimidated by my true identity. We decide to play it out. Game 1, I go first and resolve a Cardcar D with two Typhoons set. I practically blow him out with such a strong opening. Game 2, things are looking in his favor. I try to push with a Bear, to which he flips Fiendish Chain. His backrow is Fiendish that just flipped, Fire Formation Tenki, Solemn Warning, Forbidden Lance, and Torrential Tribute. I flip Full House and target his entire backrow. Bob Saget rushes into the event hall and throws my opponent's deck into a trash bin. He is no longer in a proper emotional state to continue living. 5-1 Round 7: Jono Ritzau AKA The Based Loli AKA Poonslayer AKA The Ring Tickler vs Sean McCabe I sit down at the feature table and spot a homeless man sitting across from me, I was quickly informed by the judge that my opponent was indeed in the tournament and was no other than the Constellar King himself, Sean McCabe. I preside my light imprisoning mirror not wanting to let him win another event with his taco cards only to have my heart sink when he summons leopard to spirit combo me under my face-down light imprisoning mirror. I persevere through the hardyards, ripping apart his board, when he tried to veiler I flip light imprisoning and Sean calls a judge, thankfully Jeff thinks I'm beautiful and sided with me after some convincing ;) ;) ;) I 2-0 cream summoning Number 106 Giant Hand and make it rain hundreds on the table forcing him to retreat back to the homeless shelter in the projects of philly. 6-1 Round 8: Jono Ritzau AKA The Based Loli vs Kevin Costner's Waterworld I get a game loss because I went back to the hotel room to shower again because YGO players are gross. My opponent was a standard mouth breather and I win. 7-1 Round 9: Jono Ritzau AKA The Based Loli vs Patrick Hoban AKA Mr 31 cards AKA Mr Steal Yo Gurl AKA The Alcoholic Bright lights in the big city. Pat was begging me to draw before the match I was like 'I dunno aye mateeee' after swiftly 2-0ing the would be champ he offered me $500 and pictures of Dragon Duelist Girl she had sent him after his US Nationals win (I needed to remember what titties looked like after spending 2 weeks in America, surrounded by ygo duellists and being hit on by homosexuals the entire time because of how beautiful I am) to draw the match. Fair trade because I intended on winning the event regardless. 7-1-1 Top16 Jono Ritzau AKA The Based Loli vs Tyree AKA Two Time AKA Twinkle Toes Tinsley AKA You Want it, I Got It AKA Jayden Smith lookin ass nigga Tyree stacks my deck and I get a bum hand, like 2 Eternity, 2 Tower, 1 WISDAM, 1 Life. I pass my opening turn. Tyree starts flexin and dumps a buncha kids off at the pool, mermail and atlantean kids. The turn after I try and play tower over my own tower to get stoic but am quickly denied. He wins on his next turn. Game 2 my deck does what it does, gets hotttt. The coach of team Australia, Mr Wolfbark puts in work and I'm one step to crushing Tyree's wet dreams. Game 3 he plays into my devious trick (torrential tribute) which took out his field of 4 monsters, his house, his girlfriend and his chocolate ass. Top 8: Jono Ritzau AKA World Champion 2014 vs Jordan Winters AKA Big James Frazier I find out that my top 8 opponent is a tag team duo. They say it's perfectly legal. Before the match starts, I ask James why they call him Big James. He says it's because he "comes up big in the mirror," so I go Kangaroo Jack on him quickly. Now it's just Jordan Winters and I. After a deep grind game, deeper than any I've had since YCS Atlanta's draft, Jordan Winters summons my favorite YGO card, Traptrix Myrmeleo. I immediately concede, board a plane and go home. The end