Sunday, 21 March 2021

Double bongcloud: why grandmasters are playing the worst move in chess

quote [ A move so bad you’d have to be stoned to think it was a good idea. But chess’ grandmasters are taking it to the mainstream ]

Specialized meme universes share a certain attractiveness, right?
[SFW] [games] [+3 Funny]
[by Paracetamol@7:00amGMT]


mechavolt said @ 6:59pm GMT on 21st Mar [Score:1 Underrated]
I'm not a chess fanatic, so I don't know what the subculture is saying about this. Is the impact of this lessened somewhat by the fact that it was used to throw away the round? They just moved their kings back and forth until it was a draw.
ubie said @ 4:51pm GMT on 21st Mar
The Wandering Inn has been pretty boring lately, maybe he'll write this in.
Of course, this probably means going back to more Erin POV chapters, which next to Ryoka are probably the most dull.

Fuck, why am I even still reading it?
5th Earth said @ 10:21pm GMT on 21st Mar
I doubt it. Canonically this didn't become a meme until after Erin left Earth, so she probably doesn't know about it, or at least doesn't hold it in the same significance.

If you find two of the primary characters to be dull, I dunno, why are you still reading it?
ubie said @ 1:44pm GMT on 23rd Mar
It's the other characters, plus habit that keeps me going back every Wed/Sun.
Geneva, Laken, even Adam are vastly more interesting chapters than Erin and Ryoka, tbh. Any chapter that centers on the Horn are a must read, plus A'zkeresh (SP? i can't be bothered to look it up). Maviola was fascinating, if a bit cliche even. Meanwhile Erin is just Forrest Gump in disguise and Ryoka, other than the tacked on mental issues, is basically perfect at everything she's ever done.
Now that he's getting an editor it may help, but the first one seemed to follow the USA Today rule of everything being written at a 6th grade level, and I'm still on the fence about the second he used.
the circus said @ 8:02pm GMT on 21st Mar
Man I miss Navia Dratp.

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