The RSTL Tribune: Volume 2, Issue 5, Week 7/8 Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Weekly Highlights (Week 7) III. Weekly Highlights (Week 8) IV. Got Life’s Breakdowns (Week 7) V. Got Life’s Breakdowns (Week 8) VI. Lucifa’s Loose Cypher (Week 7) VII. Lucifa’s Loose Cypher (Week 8) VIII. TheReturn’s Power Rankings (Week 7) IX. TheReturn’s Power Rankings (Week 8) X. The Official Rankings (Week 8) XI. Got Life’s Crystal Ball (Week 8) XII. The Official Rankings (Week 9) XIII. Q’s Predictions (Week 9) XIV. Q’s Top 3 Competitors (Week 9) XV. Confession of a Killa XVI. Outroduction _____ I. Introduction Wow, these past two weeks have been packed with fun and excitement! Well, maybe I’m over exaggerating just a bit, but the league has definitely been more active with a consistently higher number of completed matches along with votes piling in and over a thousand views of the rankings thread last week. Much of the stir has been brought to you by our old and new RSTL Mascot, Lord Drama, the self indulged, self centered, self appointed best writer of the league. I honestly feel that he portrays himself lower than the respect that he has earned in his past, but that is neither here nor there. However pointless and idiotic I feel that his antics may be, his presence has sparked a rise in activity much like the Original Bad Boy’s of last season. In other news, we have also had a string of new champs. Well, two of which are actually old champs who have regained and re-lost the titles recently. But one, in particular, the people’s champion of season I, has finally reached his potential. Actually, I retract that statement. Coming off a well deserved win by an uninspired finish by myself, Lucifa gains his first police badge, but still has much room for improvement. Most definitely a solid competitor and most definitely a solid writer, but very beatable. In a very close match up with myself, he almost fell short up until the last few minutes grabbing three votes simultaneously in the nick of time [cough]due to msn messenger[/cough]. I kid, I kid… but honestly from man to man, my verse was very beatable and not as uninspired as I would like to say being that I lost, but definitely could and should have been better. My ending was not as detailed as the bulk of the verse which caused for much confusion and left my chin wide open for jabs. Lucy capitalized with a more confusing bulk but a clearer ending, rounding off the verse with a hit or miss moral of the story. In future, you will need to do much more to retain the title or regain it. You definitely have proved your worth however and I am honored to lose to such a persistent, competitive, and creative writer as yourself. It was a well fought battle and I’ve only skimmed your verse, but you deserved it more than me. Much hungrier I believer, and I hope to see you retain it at least once. I’ll be back in four to five weeks to battle whoever is champ at the time. Good luck in the future and keep writing for yourself and making the voters conform instead. [P.S., What the fuck does “P.S.” stand for? Oh, and I had hoped to have a new badge prototype made so that I could post it here, but I have a test to study for and this whole double issue is already more than I can handle. But I’ll get the new badges and what not sorted out in the weeks to come. Don’t worry Lucy, You’re a platinum (or whichever color I choose) writer now.] Aside from the new champion and the lord of whining, Dougie G and TheReturn have signed out, TMU has recruited Alias2, and the RBL has once again bumped its forehead against a brick wall. Rev•••• is a legend as is Calibre, Lord Drama is bent on turning the league against him to improve the league’s morale, Got Life? is still on a diet, Lucifa’s son had sex, DaAlmightyDolla is better than ever before, and Baron Mynd continues to attempt to flood the league with multiple voting aliases. It can only get better from here folks. At this time, I would like to extend a warm invitation to those who disagree with the way I write my magazines, or to those who may disagree with my views or the way I express my opinions, or simply to those whom may just want to help out and have a sincere concern for the future of this league. Please feel free to email me at usadesigns1 @ gmail or instant message me at joekraq. I am always open to suggestions and help from those who are truly interested.