Table of Contents Introduction by Dic The Numbers Game by Tali Rodriguez Top 5 Matches of the Week by Dic Top 5 Verses of the Week by Pent Up Dic Interviews with Opera toonist What Makes A Good Vote? by Dic Wassup fools.... This was an interesting week in the league as things seemed to pick up with more people showing to their matches and actually giving some nice writing to read and critique. Many of the matches this week were a little hard to for me to decide on and that made shit like it's supposed to be in this bitch so good shit yall...... that's wtf I like to see. Some tension was also stressed as usual and of course I threw myself into it and started more shit.... lol, oh well.. It's what I do, I guess? The beef instigator..... From a rule that I didn't remember to update into the new rules about not posting in matches before voting unless it's your match with the consequence of your vote not couting in that match, InsaneVillian posted reminders to everyone to vote in the Tag Tournament. Oops, also my bad cuz I should of notified you of that too. Anyway though, Pent banned IVs votes to enforce a rule that should been there, but wasn't because of me and...well, BEEF was inserted in the frying pan and the shit got greasy. Some fuck yous were thrown around, IV went on a parade of that in the league and MC Hookups and I just had to get in it. Lol, itwas myfault though so I humbled my superego and apologized to both for it. My bad ninjas...... IVs votes were counted and the rule was updated and everything should be cool now. Oh Lawd, there's a 3 way Champ and 3 way Contender's Match..... fucking fuckety fuck fuck Speaking of rules, we'll have 2 new ones put into effect this week that should help keep things flowing nicely. First one is no more recycling folks...... That's right, if you're caught reusing a verse that has previously posted within the RSTL before, your verse will not count and you will receive as loss as if you didn't show at all. The people have spoken. The second rule was tied because Ron Deau didn't show to his match and has no previous record in the league so his vote was found illegal because he's not a legitimate member of the league...... so I'm making a presidential decision to enforce the rule on behalf of the bettering the league of no shows. This rule will change vote and due dates by a day. Verses will be due Saturday night and Votes will be due Monday night, which means matches and ranks will now go up Tuesday, but I may still put topics up Monday. This should help out the no shows that always seem to hit everyone even those who didn't want to put this rule in effect...such as........... Atheist seems to be busy or preoccupied as he barely misses the deadline in the Tag Tourney and posts a late verse, only 35 minutes after the due time. Damn close man, so I asked the partipants of the match to decide if it would count and they voted against it. Ironic to me as Atheist voted to not change the due date to Saturday for this very reason and then has to discount his efforts for a few minutes. That tough shit too though as I would have liked to see how that 3 way worked out between 6 great writers going blow for blow in a nice matchup. With some new people in the league, David Lama, Disused hero, TheReturn, Sacrifice, SteveTheGreat and a few others, I'm nicely surprised to see that there's some good additional competition to look forward to in our lil ole league. These guys are coming in and doin their shit so look out cuz it's not gonna be many easy wins that I can see from any of them. As a matter of fact, the newbs are doing a lot better than the ones we welcome back with former champ and respected Vet, I guess, no showing once again in jowelz and a no shoe by Atreyu or something like who's also been in the league many times before. Why is that the Vets seem to be wasting our time? Hhhmmmm, aye vets, if you don't want your proclaimed image messed with losses from great writing newbs, then use an alias when you sign up so you can actually show up and not look like a wack ass, chicken hearted fuck up..... Wwwoooooooo, now that's some good advice. Ninjas might wanna take notes and shit. Some great matches unfolded last week though with Pent Up Vs. Sacrifice, David Lama Vs. Urizen, Vigil Vs. Gotlife, Claus Vs. Adderall and tournament matches Me and Moms Vs Insanevillian and Infinite Truth plus Pent Up and StevethaGreat Vs Vigil and Claus were all some good reads and tough choices to call in voting. The league is looking nice and I'm feeling good about being a part of the shit. Aight, mag time mothafuckas Please take time to vote in final round of the tournament. It will count towards your votes needed.