Prepare your dashboards.
(And yes, this does mean I’m going to need some serious submissions)
Fruere, and thanks for bearing with me and my broken laptop. I love you all.
I’m going to contact each winner in the order listed below. First winner gets first choice of the seven prizes listed here, second can choose from whatever the first winner didn’t pick, and so on. You have 48 hours to respond, or unfortunately I’ll have to give your place to the next highest person in line. Open your asks, too!
In first place… funnypoeple!
In second place… tisiphonegoesmooo!
In third place… secretsforthelost!
In fourth place… fiorrin!
In fifth place… porcelaindaisies/vercingetorocks!
And in sixth place… music-headbanging-spqr!
Thanks so much to all of our followers!
ok guys so i just had a breakthrough
so in the beginning of the song pompeii by bastille it sounds like theyre saying eheu a bunch of times well eheu is latin for ‘alas’ or ‘oh no’
and iM STILL LAUGHING SO HARD BECAUSE ITS CALLED POMPEII AND MOUNT VESUVIUS DESTROYED THE FUCKIN CITY OF COURSE THEY WOULD BE SAYING OH NO
Second place—they lost during a tiebreaker by just one question.
That’s Entertainment, the NJCL talent/skit show, was the best I’ve ever seen. Acts included piano covers, original classics-inspired songs, tap dance, and more. Skits covered topics from the World Cup to zombies to World Cup zombies.
My favorite line, from an Oedipus inspired You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful parody:
Everyone else in the room can see, everyone else but youuuu… Get it, because he blinded himself?
Heading to Finals after a heart-attack-inducing Semi round where they tied in the round AND the first tiebreaker!
I met some lovely people—too many followers to even remember because I am AWFUL at remembering names (as Amy knows seeing as I chatted with her last year anddddd totally blanked on her name today), and I couldn’t post your names because my phone wasn’t working! If I meet you again just yell your name/URL at me and it’ll go up. My favorite follower moments were discussing Pupienus (pupienusglove) and taking a selfie.
Other than that today was basically all certamen all the time for me. I’m proud to say that IL novice scored 350 points of 400 in a round—a new state record (and an absolutely amazing score for those of you who aren’t familiar.) Look for my novice and upper contenders in semis tomorrow! I’ll be two rows back!
I actually can’t think of anything else that happened. I don’t even remember if I ate lunch. I think that means I should sleep. See you all tomorrow!
Selfie number five thousand. Here’s what I look like today!
Okay, so I have a funny story. John, a member of my delegation, sprained his ankle during basketball but figured he’d be fine to go to dinner. Well, his ankle started to hurt again, so he went to the main office and told them.
"Does it need attention?" the woman asked.
"Um, yes," said John, thinking it would buy him a ice pack and an ace bandage.
Apparently, attention meant a team of 6 or 7 paramedics, fully equipped with a stretcher, and a police officer who refused to believe the sprain was not a targeted attack.
Also, he was dressed for spirit, complete with hot pink dress and makeup.
Great performances by all three IL teams :D
(Also by the other teams, of course, but I’m biased)
A list of Certamen hashtags for your… Confusion, probably.