RBL Magazine Week 43 à 44 What’s going on guys? Welcome to the first edition of the RBL Magazine typed up by yours truly, iLLWeeMan. State of the League I have to say in all the years that I’ve been here, and Quriosity can agree with this, this is the worst condition the RBL has ever been in. We’re 10 - 12 deep with no shows every week, nothing spectacular in the battles as far as punches and concepts go, and the voting is just terrible. Something needs to be done here. I believe the rules need to be enforced more. Why does every match need an extension? It takes 20 minutes to write a verse that’s 12 lines long, and you know who you’re battling days in advance. You’re telling me you can’t sit down for 10 minutes, write a few lines, then come back tomorrow and write a few more lines? That’s sad. Those who no show are absolute morons, and should be thrown off of a mountain. The voting is too a big issue. Instead of saying 1 or 2 things about a verse, break that shit down! Tell us why you feel someone won a match - don’t read the other votes and just go off of what they said. Read the verses, give a good critique on each verse (or all 3 if it’s a triple threat match), and cast your vote accordingly. This league used to be prestigious; people used to come from all over the internet, other boards, and want to be a part of the 150+ member league that shut down text leagues all over the world! Let’s remember that next time we sign in; next time we want to no show; next time we want to vote. Week 43 Recap By Resilient. aka iLLWeeMan Quriosity vs. TaC In a twist of events, Q and TaC decided to do a pic battle. Excellent idea to spice things up. TaC posted first with a style that is known to be a turn off in the text scene now a days. It’s hard to maintain a good flow when executing this style. With the personal attacks on Q’s children, I’m surprised these two gentlemen are still friends! Quriosity posted second with Vintage Q Pic Battling. May I add that Q is one of the best pic battlers this site has ever seen.. Truth. The point of a pic battle is to diss your opponent’s picture, and Q did just that with Hit after Hit. Line of the Match: “Fat fuck had fame as a child. See, his past is in movies, Now tell us what happened to the rest of the cast from the Goonies!” - Quriosity Quriosity Wins Allanon vs. FlippetyFlop Well FlippetyFlop flopped in this match by no showing, although what could we expect from someone with a gay fucking name like that. Allanon is no better, posted up a no show verse nearly 8 hours late. In my book, it’s a double no show - but I don’t make the rules here. Allanon Wins PharCyzE vs. Tristen Another bullshit match, tbh. Tristen no showed - Didn’t even check in; what a joke. PharCyzE had a verse posted that was solid. I did read the verse, but I will not quote anything that was removed before the thread was closed. From what he posted, here’s his best line: “i'm great w/ pens.. lightning jabs - but all u hear is sounds of thunda than turnaround n hang ten lyk surfers throw'n up cowabungas” - PharCyzE PharCyzE Wins Gramur vs. wreck’n’eyez Decent battle to be honest. Nothing spectacular between the artists here. Whether Gramur admits to “trying” in this battle or not, it was not a good verse. I would say Gramur’s wording was his weak point. Maintained a decent flow, had a generic yet legible style, and showed on time. Wreck didn’t do MUCH better, but he edged it out with fresher concepts and actual punch lines. Still a sub par match. Line of the Match: “this is an easy win for me, ya skills aint where they need to be cuz the only dudes that have trouble with Gramur... are here illegaly” - wreck’n’eyez wreck’n’eyez Wins Origin vs. Blue Tongue I think Blue Tongue is healing from the ass whooping I gave him a few weeks ago, because he no showed. Origin no showed as well, but at least he checked in (?) Both should not be welcome back to the RBL. Nobody Wins. Contendership Match Mister E vs. Resilient. I won’t critique my verse, but I showed. Nothing special from me, but I had line after line digging at my opponent for always posting late, no showing, and being the wack piece of shit that he is. Thanks for not showing, asshole, and wasting my time. Someone insert the LINE OF THE MATCH from my verse since I won’t chose one. Resilient. Wins Championship Match Sonny Daze vs. the marshall In an upset, the marshall showed up with an average verse, but it was enough to beat with Sonny Daze had to post. This wasn’t the Sonny that we were used to, with stretched out bars, lackluster flow, terrible punches, and weak execution. Was it really Sonny that posted? Definitely not his style. the marshall showed up with decent at best concepts that needed some rewording, an okay structure that made it easy to maintain a decent flow, and actual punch lines, although weak, attacked his opponent. Myself and Q agree, structure won this match. There are no quotable lines in this match up. The marshall wins. (I’ll be seeing you soon) Week 44 Ranks and Predictions 11. Reptilian(0-0) vs. 12. Roadblock(0-0) I don’t know either of these guys, so I hope they both show and have a good match up. 9. T.a.C(0-1) vs. 10. Ravenous510(0-0) I don’t know Ravenous, but I know TaC. TaC has a decent amount of talent once he strays away from that style of his. Ravenous has been active on this side for a few days, so I hope he shows up on time. My vote - TaC 7. SonnyDaze(14-2) vs. 8. Gramur(4-4) Judging by last week’s showing by both artists, this will be a good battle. Gramur claimed “he didn’t try” so if he tries maybe he’ll win. As for Sonny, if he posts the garbage he posted last week, Gramur will take this. I think if Sonny sits down and actually writes his verse, he’ll edge this out. My Vote - SonnyDaze 5. Allanon(1-0) vs. 6. Quriosity(1-0) All I’ve read from Allanon was his no show verse that didn’t even show a hint of any talent. It’s a no show verse, that contained probably 15 words. As for Quriosity - This guy is nasty when he wants to be. My Vote - Quriosity #1 Contendership Match 3. Wreck’n’eyez(1-0) vs. 4. PharCyze(1-0) This is going to be a decent battle. I read PharCyzE’s verse when he posted the full verse before editing out for the no show, and it was solid. Maintained a great flow, had some decent concepts. Judging by Wreck’s previous post, he’s going to have to come up with some good ideas. My Vote - PharCyzE (if he posts with the same magnitude) Championship Match C. The Marshall(3-2) vs. 2. Resilient(3-0) Well, I won’t toot my own horn because I know I’m not the best, but I will beat the marshall. If he posts anything near what he posted this past week, I can post a no show verse and beat him. The marshall, however, has posted some solid lines in the past. I myself am confident enough to know that I will win. Make sure you post on time, TM. My Vote - Resilient. Will be the new champ!