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PurpleChest
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0/0/0
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[R]
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Super Star
Overall
Record
2423/387/670
Win Percentage
75%
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2019

2019-04-18 22:11:57
rating 6
2019-04-17 00:10:12
rating 5.9
2019-04-04 17:13:36
rating 5.7
2019-03-01 23:55:23
rating 6
2019-02-14 11:24:30
rating 5.8
2019-02-13 17:42:23
rating 6
2019-02-02 10:06:00
rating 6
2019-01-21 22:52:17
rating 6
2019-01-10 18:21:46
rating 6

2018

2018-11-22 00:24:59
rating 4.5
2018-11-18 13:04:41
rating 5.4
2018-11-01 19:21:13
rating 5.4
2018-07-01 21:01:22
rating 5.5
2018-02-28 03:32:14
rating 5.8
2018-01-22 12:10:44
rating 6
2018-01-16 13:53:01
rating 5.8

2017

2017-12-08 12:48:50
rating 5.8
2017-06-04 13:17:32
rating 5.5

2016

2016-12-19 03:25:57
rating 4.9
2016-12-14 12:37:29
rating 6
2016-12-07 00:56:37
rating 5.4
2016-11-19 17:11:42
rating 3.3
2016-08-27 23:26:23
rating 4.8
2016-06-20 20:17:31
rating 3.4
2016-05-19 11:00:53
rating 2.4
2016-05-18 00:09:36
rating 4.4
2016-05-14 17:41:41
rating 4.9
2016-03-23 14:52:34
rating 5.4
2016-03-16 23:45:57
rating 4.4

2015

2015-07-05 15:15:28
rating 3.9
2015-07-01 23:59:12
rating 5.6
2015-05-12 21:02:20
rating 5.6
2015-05-10 11:46:26
rating 5.2
2015-05-06 23:42:57
rating 5.4
2015-04-26 22:35:03
rating 5.3
2015-04-19 22:04:12
rating 5.5
2015-04-07 11:11:04
rating 4.1
2015-03-23 17:32:29
rating 5.4
2015-03-17 14:48:04
rating 5
2015-03-07 01:36:50
rating 5.2
2015-03-04 17:39:51
rating 4.1
2015-02-16 23:28:52
rating 5
2015-02-10 11:58:40
rating 4.8
2015-02-09 21:30:20
rating 4.9
2015-01-12 23:42:43
rating 5.3
2015-01-04 04:32:15
rating 5.6

2014

2014-12-06 19:34:35
rating 4.2
2014-11-26 14:40:40
rating 5.6
2014-11-19 11:02:14
rating 5.2
2014-11-14 12:19:32
rating 4.8
2014-11-06 02:35:14
rating 5
2014-11-03 22:27:41
rating 5.3
2014-11-01 00:30:17
rating 5.5
2014-10-28 23:04:33
rating 4.8
2014-08-07 09:54:46
rating 4.8
2014-07-31 21:50:54
rating 4.6
2014-07-10 20:03:15
rating 4.8
2014-05-30 23:33:33
rating 5.3
2014-05-16 09:38:41
rating 4.8
2014-04-05 00:45:51
rating 4.8
2014-03-29 01:18:48
rating 3.7
2014-03-20 11:28:54
rating 5.2
2014-03-12 16:33:00
rating 5.4
2014-03-05 11:26:23
rating 5
2014-03-03 12:21:46
rating 4.8
2014-02-12 00:34:04
rating 4
2014-02-08 13:58:05
rating 4.8
2014-01-18 12:27:30
rating 5.1
2014-01-09 17:49:09
rating 5.7

2013

2013-11-28 12:32:14
rating 4.7
2013-11-11 01:21:36
rating 4.8
2013-10-27 13:44:19
rating 4.8
2013-10-24 16:09:34
rating 4.9
2013-10-18 15:33:17
rating 5
2013-10-10 12:34:59
rating 5.5
2013-10-08 03:22:12
rating 5.6
2013-10-03 11:37:07
rating 5.6
2013-09-25 12:45:59
rating 5.8
2013-09-14 14:40:08
rating 5.4
2013-08-08 02:05:26
rating 5.6
2013-08-01 16:41:56
rating 4.9
2013-07-17 14:02:45
rating 5.3
2013-07-12 10:25:47
rating 5.4
2013-05-24 17:49:59
rating 5.5
2013-04-20 16:06:51
rating 5.5
2013-04-11 01:07:48
rating 5.5
2013-04-08 15:36:56
rating 4.8
2013-04-03 22:06:38
rating 4.8
2013-03-20 22:30:57
rating 4.3
2013-02-21 14:19:49
rating 5.2
2013-02-15 00:34:14
rating 5.6
2013-02-01 16:34:01
rating 5.5
2013-01-09 22:54:13
rating 4.9
2013-01-03 14:30:39
rating 5.3

2012

2012-10-20 21:28:42
rating 5.5
2012-09-12 17:21:48
rating 4.3
2012-09-04 11:26:15
rating 5.1
2012-08-30 11:14:51
rating 5.2

2011

2011-10-30 14:02:37
rating 5.1
2011-06-13 15:25:56
rating 5.2
2011-04-04 11:17:18
rating 5
2011-02-17 01:01:36
rating 4
2011-02-15 02:46:21
rating 4.5

2009

2009-04-15 23:14:11
rating 5.2
2009-02-04 15:29:14
rating 3.6

2008

2008-12-14 00:34:30
rating 3.5
2008-07-27 19:07:19
rating 4.2
2008-07-18 09:44:59
rating 4.2

2007

2007-11-16 16:19:58
rating 3.8
2007-09-27 16:20:29
rating 4
2016-11-19 17:11:42
41 votes, rating 3.3
Apology
Sometimes the dice are unkind.

Sometimes we lose games that on paper, we should win 95 times in 100.

Sometimes all you need is any one of several dice to show a 2 or more, and all you see are the dark empty pits of despair that are 1's.

But hey, it BB, and that's dice. If that's not OK, don't come.

I've had some tough games i the last few days and hours. 5 games of solidly crappy dice. Of seeming omnifail. Of 2+ acting as 5+, of every player hitting with invisible C+mb. It included a run of 19 consecutive fouls going uncalled, over 2 games. Somehow, looking back on it now, i scraped 2 draws and 2 wins from the debacle, with only one loss. But goodness it felt like a pounding.

I say felt, of course the run may not be over.

So I write this blog not to rage and to quit, not to complain, nor to call for rule changes. But to apologise.

This run will end. I am due some insanely one sided dice, I am going to see sixes, lots and lots of sixes. It may not be the next game, it may not be the one after. But someone is going to be it, someone will feel it.

One game, hopefully soon, I am going to be the windscreen again, and someone is going to be the fly.

And when that happens, when i type 'sorry', i may not entirely mean it.
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Comments
Posted by keggiemckill on 2016-11-19 17:29:26
Rated a 5. I wanted to rate this a 2, but because it feels like a 5 up, I accommodated you.
Posted by JellyBelly on 2016-11-19 17:52:08
I'd be pretty delighted if I'd managed 2/2/1 over 5 games of crappy dice ..
Posted by The_Great_Gobbo on 2016-11-19 18:09:15
Whut are dese 'dice' fingz yew iz talkin bowt? Jus train yer teem arder!
Posted by Roland on 2016-11-19 19:05:50
ranting over one loss, eh?
Posted by garyt1 on 2016-11-19 19:09:01
One loss in several games. Keep your chin up :D
Posted by Wotfudboy on 2016-11-19 19:11:15
Not sure what the apology is for?
Posted by frogboy on 2016-11-20 07:22:12
Last line made me chuckle :D
Posted by licker on 2016-11-20 08:33:58
Humble brag is humble :)
Posted by Burnalot on 2016-11-20 11:24:39
Yeah, very humble.
"Omg, the dice were so against me man. Imagine, I lost ONE game out of five."
Posted by DrDiscoStu on 2016-11-20 11:31:46
Are you back in the Urn this year? I am, and I would love a chance at redemption. Especially if your dice are cold.
Posted by Bloodfeast on 2016-11-20 12:34:45
When i type 'apology accepted', i may not entirely mean it ;)

Posted by Carlo_Pellegatti on 2016-11-20 16:34:12
1/13 to be precise
Posted by keggiemckill on 2016-11-20 17:19:10
I don't like guys complaining about bad luck when, 90% of the games he plays are with Tier 1 teams at low TV.
Posted by Chainsaw on 2016-11-20 18:33:17
Presumption of victory inevitably leads to loss.
Posted by Arktoris on 2016-11-20 19:59:24
people tend to only look at the odds because that's what our limited human intellect can solidly grasp. However, in reality, the black swan moments are equally as important to the outcome.
Posted by PurpleChest on 2016-11-20 20:31:03
Some of the replies are very interesting. I am not complaining, merely using the blog to post my state of mind at facing tough dice, which I feel is pretty Zen, likely closest described as: 'they will change, this too will pass'. It's not about winning and losing.

I certainly don't feel i am ranting, i would describe my mood as 'wistful'.
Posted by PeteW on 2016-11-20 21:19:38
Bowlbot would have kicked you for saying 'wistful'. Ah. Those were the days...
Posted by fidius on 2016-11-20 23:44:02
Blog is yet another reminder that the range of self-awareness among otherwise brilliant BB players is shockingly wide.
Posted by Badpublicity on 2016-11-21 01:24:46
Against me you had all the luck.. https://fumbbl.com/p/match?id=3849697
Posted by Badoek on 2016-11-21 08:41:07
tl;dr

rated 2 because it feels like a 5
Posted by Rags on 2016-11-21 11:33:22
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-4I3W_GZy4