CONTENTS: Introduction........................................................by MANchyld Top 10 Matche Report of the previous week.............by Insense Top 5 Stanzas....................................................by Pent Up Rules and Regulation Changes.............................by Rikoshay (add it in when ur ready) MANchyld Interviews Pent Up for his view on the current membership in the league… Intro As a lot of old members return, the RSTL has climbed to normal status of diverse and developed writing styles. Ex-champs are making themselves targets for the new comers that are gaining recognition and it makes for some great entertainment for us all. With Mac Flow, AKA Awdishin, L Dogg, Insane Villian, Vern, Yo Momma, Madpoet, Pestilence and yeah even Atreyu in the league after a break, I’m sure this week will be a memorable one if they all give some effort in their personal presentations to us. I’m actually a lil excited to read what everyone will bring for us and I hope that all these old heads can shake off the rust and bring us the dope shit we’re used to seeing from them because the leagues newbs are nothing to take lightly. With Pent Up, Libra, Cogzwell and Mindscape on the climb, they will up their game to get their chances at titles and stir up the league with a newly gained respect from the wins if they can manage to stay consistent with their verse content…… so either way, it’s gonna be a great week of writing. Have some fucking fun everybody and put a healthy dose of effort in because that’s what we all want to read. Feel it and do it…… pz TOP 10 MATCH BREAKDOWN OF LAST WEEK Championship Match 1. Seyance 9-0 vs. 2. Converse 6-1 When past competitors of the RSTL look at the champ match, surely they don't think of names like Seyance or Converse (still awaiting alias confirmation). But with the material these two have been dropping lately, people better start thinking and looking a little closer at these two. Seyance has been in the league for nine weeks now, and has yet to be defeated. His writing combines deep thoughts, witty lines, and strong mechanics all into one. His style is very smooth and he always seems to word things just write. Converse may be one of the best all round writers in the RSTL. Looking over his last few verses I have yet to see any real weakness. He has a great perception of his own style, and he will only continue to grow into a very though force. #1 Contender Match 3. Insense 17-4 vs. 4. Noib tha Mutt 26-10 "With time, one can only learn and get better from their past mistakes"-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., that was the theme of this match. Both Insense and Noib are some of the older talent here in the RSTL, and both have taken separate paths to perfect their crafts since the old Writers Block crew days. Both have also gained RSTL titles as well. Insense is probably one of the best RSTL writers in terms of capturing emotion form his readers. He always puts the reader into the character’s shoes, and make them feel like they are actually going through whats happening in the story. Noib is a very strong writer that can be the best when he really wants to be. Over his career in RSTL, he has gone from a threat to almost a guaranteed weekly win. Every competitor that has or will ever beat Noib will have definitely earned the W. This match should be very very interesting if both come out in full force. 5. IV 37-5 vs. 6.Madpoet 18-6 BOOM!!!!, thats right folks IV has made his return to the RSTL. If his 37-5 record doesn't put fear in your soul, then his resume will. But Madpoet is nobody to sleep on at all, Madpoet has gone from the role of student to teacher. Once again we have a match that pairs two former RSTL champs together. Also, what most don't know is....IV actually mentored Madpoet during his early RSTL years. IV's style is classic, varying from the boom or the always dependable 3 chapter structure. He obviously is very comfortable with his writing and will definitely be a heavily favored contender for another RSTL title. Madpoet should change his name to "Masuki", the flow master of multis. Whenever you read a verse with constant multis and a horrific end, you know you just read a Madpoet verse. This match will also be very interesting.... 7. Nique 9-1 vs. 8.Godfather 4-0 Looking at this match might make you stop and wonder, hmmmmm where have these two been at the whole time. When it comes down to Nique, you only can question her ability to stay signed into the league. She had a damn good tourney run, and made it to the final four....and even though many people dislike and doubt her writing skills..she has continued to write ill stories and make pushes for the top. Godfather is the person in the RSTL that has flew below the radar and snuck into 8th in our ranks. I myself don't know much about godfather, but after peeping one of his verses I'll say that he has the makings of a good writer. I might smell an upset in this match... 9. Athiest 33-11 vs. 10. Pent up 6-2 This match right here could possible be the most underrated battle this week. Both writers have had a pretty good run in the RSTL, and as of late both seem to be getting hungrier and hungrier. Athiest is a seasoned vet when it comes to writing stories, one of the few that are left from the so called "Golden Era" of the RSTL. Athiest has the drive and unquestionable skills to make another run at the RSTL titles...watch him very closely everyone. Now to Pent up, he has been one of those writers that have taken advantage of his past situations. Coming off a loss in the champ match, it will be interesting to see how he turns out these next few weeks. It's a big blow to the heart when you lose in the champ match and it will take determination as well as almost perfect stories with the people that are coming in the RSTL now. Will Pent up be able to prove he can write with the big boys or will he fade away into obscurity...congrats on winning Poet Tree championship too.