Issue 7, Week 13 CONTENTS I. Introduction II. No-Show Shine III. The RSTL Spotlight IV. Q’s Championship Review V. Got Life’s Breakdowns VI. The Five Fan Favorites VII. Q’s Top 3 Verses VIII. The Shit List IX. The Cover Story X. The TeKnical Opinion XI. The Official Rankings XII. Q’s Predictions XIII. Q’s Top 3 Competitors XIV. Jook’s Corner XV. Conclusion FEATURES No-Show Shine | II The best of the best of the worst matches of the week. Once a week the best verse of the one-sided no-show battles will be showcased for your enjoyment The RSTL Spotlight | III "Hmmm, I thought about giving this one to Poetickz yet again. However I couldn't bring myself to honor a verse that I didn't even have the pleasure of reading. Besides that, I believe that there is one particular participant that is far more worthy of being in the spotlight this week." The Shit List | VIII "This week’s Shit List is sponsored by AIDS, if you happen to find your name on here, please stop by and we’ll inject you with a used syringe in hopes of helping you contract some." The TeKnical Opinion | X "If there’s anyone that represents good writing it’s DIC GETS GULLY. He is consistent and possesses a format in writing that works well to readers. On a subpar presentation in writing a verse, he comes out still better than most in the league." I | INTRODUCTION Interesting week. The activity seemed to be dead although everytime I checked there were at least 10 people viewing the forum. Either way, the call was made and the people were gathered and votes came in at the last minute just in time for Jook to call the matches. All in all, this was a good week with a good show up rating and some decent matches both high and low in the ranks. Not much to complain about. Thank you all for showing up and voting even when we had lost confidence. I know Jook was more than ready to DQ some folks on account of no voting/voting links, but mostly all of you came through in the clutch. Even TheReturn dropped some votes, I believe. The league should hopefully be more active this week with it nearing its regular season end. At this time, I would like to extend the invitation to all of you for your ideas on themes for the playoffs/tournament. My email address, as always, is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to drop your ideas here, in a private message, or in my email, and I will take it into consideration. I already have a few ideas in motion, but I am open for more. Also, props to TR for holding down the title for so long. The archives will be updated shortly, most probably sometime next week as right now im on a tight shift at work, working damn near everyday from open to close. Hopefully I can snag back the title before the season ends. I apologize ahead of time if this magazine seems rushed, because I am typing this as I post. I have to be at work in less than an hour, and I have been working 7 day weeks from damn near open to close every day. As you can imagine, the holiday rush is fierce for UPS. Therefore, some articles may be left out. But hopefully, with the assistance of GL and Tekneek, this magazine will still be complete. Oh, and I was serious in the prediction thread when I said that if i lose to ApoGee, I will quit. Seriously... not moderating, but competing. I don't think I can handle the defeat. Alias or not, Apo, I'm calling you out homie, because this is the easiest week I've had since last week and the time before that when me and DAD met. But I want competition (although my time is limited to write). So please, please write your best. And no 16 bar verses either. Let's make this a reader. Without further adieu: 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 email@example.com. I am always open to suggestions and help from those who are truly interested.