~ Contents ~ Introduction ~ Gabriel What's on Tap? Elite Eight Bracket Breakdowns ~ Tali Top 3 Matches ~ A.S.K. Interview with A.S.K. Top 5 Verses of the Week ~Gabriel Examining the Skeleton of Beef ~ Gabriel Voter of the Week ~ Gabriel The Introduction - Round 2Gabriel After the first week, full of no shows, were making some progress with much less no shows last week, but of course there’s a 50% reduction in the writers left to move one so we’ve weeded out most of the lazy asses, but there was still a few I guess. I’m sure Sacrifice would agree with that as he takes his second consecutive no show win, but look at like this man, now you have no verses to archive for whenever you want to use them. There has been beefs in this league from as far back as I can remember and sometimes it seems to inspire writers while other times it just seems to annoy everyone in the entire league….. I think this last week has been one of those annoying instances as I’m sure most of you would agree….. Maybe some of us find it entertaining though? Iono, but I take my part in adding to the annoyance factor. I’d like to say it will cease, but in all honesty, it’s not really up to me. I’ve stood by my new year’s resolution and not provoked anyone to start shit… but you know who is gonna constantly be a nuisance so I will have to check his ass whenever he gets out of line. Talking about my daughter is petty and it doesn’t effect too much, but to just clown him on his own little pathetic life or lack of one, which is defined in his own screen name anyway. Racial shit will not be tolerated at all though and with this being Black History month, I’m gonna take high offence to anyone being racist. Known white boys calling known black members nigga is racist. I don’t care what the excuse is, if your folks allow you to be stupid, then keep that shit in the sewer that yall kick it at… don’t bring it here cuz you will be immediately ejected from the league until I think it’s appropriate for that person’s return. Keep it respectable… well, that’s not gonna happen is it, but at least keep it within some kind of reason. I’ve had to bend some rules to make sure things continue to run in this tournament and because the league demands things be done differently than I might choose to go so I adjust that accordingly and try to keep an open mind towards what everyone wants. Well, in doing this, I need everyone to pay attention and look out for any adjustments, although I doubt there will be anymore. The first day of round 2, I announced that there would be a bye week because of writers that had failed to vote, which would cause them to be DQed according to the rules I first set up….. I had to adjust that, but not everyone checked back in to see the adjustments and may think that it’s my duty to tell them personally of anything I change. Okay… that’s probably not going to happen because I’m not going to do it. I suggest that everyone looks over the Mag for any changes as well as looking over the brackets for any changes as well. It’s a tournament so things have to be run differently than in the league so be considerate of all I’m trying to do to help this go smoothly. Round 3 will be starting and the RSTL will be opening back up right after that so I hope you’re all ready to get that started too. There’s a lot of interesting matches coming up in both the tournament and the league so look out. When there’s something new to look for though, I will put it in bright coloring and a big font so it should get your attention… With that said: After the league re-opens, tournament matches will be added to the mandatory voting. This means everyone in the league will have to vote on at least 1 tournament match until the tournament is over. To vote though, you must be a participant in the league and that means that you’re signed in and have dropped a verse that week. Otherwise, you’re not allowed to vote at all. So there’s still a 4 vote requirement with the Champ match and Contender’s match being a mandatory requirement for everyone, but now there’s a mandatory 1 vote that must be for a tournament match as well and that will count towards your vote count too. Lets keep it crackin people… Do da damn ninjas… Ninjas is a much better word than niggas to me because it suggests a higher skill to be a ninja, while any fuckin idiot can be a damn nigga…. There’s nothing special about being a nigga at all. although ninjas can obviously get their ass kicked too….