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by Zarte Siempre
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 110)
Replies: 11
Views: 706

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 110)

Bradley Horrocks wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:28 pm
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:22 pm
I mean, people who only get to play when they do because of people finishing an octorun are always shit ;)
Thanks mate ;)
Line thrown, little fishy bites ;D
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68619

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

James Laverty wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:40 pm
Had one last night on a train, with Zarte as the train driver. Needless to say it was entertaining as he gave his views on everywhere!
Life goals.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 110)
Replies: 11
Views: 706

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 110)

I'm guessing that Emma may have been the reserve contestant they needed to bring in after Bradley octoed and they needed an extra person for the session. Still, she quite narrowly escaped a single-digit score here Feasible I guess, but I would have thought that such a player would be in the last ep...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 110)
Replies: 11
Views: 706

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 110)

...are we being trolled?

This is the first time for a while I've wanted to be really disparaging about the ability of a contestant... but she is, so far, bloody hopeless.
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th December 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th December 2017

MAIZENA for a R7 beater...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th December 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th December 2017

And then OVARIUMS for a R5 beater.
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th December 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Spoilers for Tuesday 5th December 2017

SONNIES for a R4 beater.
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 9547

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

I love reading prediction threads when I've watched stuff in the studios :)
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: When is it too early to celebrate Christmas?
Replies: 18
Views: 1071

Re: When is it too early to celebrate Christmas?

Tom S wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:20 pm
Well, we've just received our first Christmas card from a good family friend from over the border
Over the border of what? Human decency? Bloody November...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: When is it too early to celebrate Christmas?
Replies: 18
Views: 1071

Re: When is it too early to celebrate Christmas?

Insert "I fucking hate Christmas, any time is too early to celebrate it" answer here.

I just about avoid being homicidal if people can save it until December 1st. I'll grit my teeth after that. Anything prior, I'm likely to go postal.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 15 November 2017 (S77, P96)
Replies: 8
Views: 1000

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 15 November 2017 (S77, P96)

PROLATED a surprising DC beater in R5.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th November 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th November 2017

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:32 pm
LIMONITE as a beater in Round 1.
Me too!
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th November 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th November 2017

Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:48 pm
BOGART and BIOWAR for beaters in R12
Me too!
Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:48 pm
Confidently went for HUNDREDTH in the conundrum :oops:
Me too!
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 30th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 84)
Replies: 9
Views: 1271

Re: Spoilers for Monday 30th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 84)

unwisest sounds reasonable, but unwiser sounds silly. I would suggest both bits to need to not sound silly to be specified

(This is why I'm not in charge of the dictionary)
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).
Replies: 17
Views: 1105

Re: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).

How do vegans feel about the fact that planes have to test engines for bird strike by firing chickens at the engines? I'm not convinced vegans DO feel... they seem to become programmed to ramble about replacement cheese and share PETA posts on Facebook shortly after changing... "Veganbot is activat...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 23rd October 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: Spoilers for Monday 23rd October 2017

Ray Wilding wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:06 pm
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:48 pm
Surprised they missed FALSITIES when FALSIES and FALSEST had been mentioned.
Perhaps they missed it because it shouldn't be valid, FALSITY is a mass noun: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/falsity
You just follow me around finding error with my spots, don't you...

:)
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20th October 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: Spoilers for Friday 20th October 2017

Martin Long wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:24 am
Ray Wilding wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:30 pm
Tried inferrals in R4, but it's not in.

DISORIENT in R13
Is RETINOIDS valid for an alternative 9 in this round?
Yes
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 23rd October 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: Spoilers for Monday 23rd October 2017

Surprised they missed FALSITIES when FALSIES and FALSEST had been mentioned.

Less surprised that they missed ACETOGEN in R13
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 463
Views: 80245

Re: Is Apterous down?

Full site has been down for me since I woke up.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Cleverclogs
Replies: 12
Views: 1254

Re: Cleverclogs

I have no issue with her doing that as compared to people giving multiple letters declarations, or declaring needlessly obscure stuff. But I do recognise your point.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)
Replies: 15
Views: 1671

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:10 pm
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:49 pm
BACONER in R13
There were two 7s in that round, but with no C, that wasn't one of them.
...there are some days I really suck at this...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)
Replies: 15
Views: 1671

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Was that one of the most unstructured and rambly DC spots ever? I'm not actually sure what point he was trying to make unless he's trying to get a job from Sugartits.
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 204
Views: 31899

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

James Laverty wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:52 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:46 pm
I was thinking of using him for Callum Pickering!
Nah this is Pickering

Image
BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEF
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th October 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th October 2017

and the second...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 204
Views: 31899

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Image

Marek Larwood on today's show.
by Zarte Siempre
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 6181

Re: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017

DJ Marky Mark wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:07 pm
Me and Tracey Coming in on train at Birmingham New Street at 9am, is there public transport from the station to venue.
If I'm reading it correctly, the numbers 120, 120A, 127 and 128 will all take you to the venue from Birmingham NS
by Zarte Siempre
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 6181

Re: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:19 pm
In. But specifically in on the c4c post rather than the Facebook post.
Noted. Eyerolled at, but noted.
by Zarte Siempre
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 6181

Re: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017

Good day to you! It’s now just a month and a half until our end of year event, and so this seems like a good opportunity to announce one of the things we’ll be doing! See, traditionally at this time of year, many groups such as ours will be having a secret Santa, but for us, the only option was to h...
by Zarte Siempre
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 174
Views: 32634

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

Matty Artell wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:38 am
Image

(I thought there was a thread for stuff the characters say but after looking for a whole 6 seconds I decided this will do)
Haaaaa, class.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 4th October 2017 (series 77, prelim 66)
Replies: 10
Views: 1100

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 4th October 2017 (series 77, prelim 66)

Why did they need a doctor to fill in?

I'll get my (lab) coat.
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 3 October 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 3 October 2017

BOUVIERS in R7 I think.
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL going forwards
Replies: 4
Views: 1543

FOCAL going forwards

Hi everyone. Apologies in advance if this looks a little self-important – the intention isn’t to be so, but I felt that it was necessary to state the following, publicly. After the Birmingham finals this year, I will be relinquishing my role as the chair of FOCAL. There are two primary reasons for t...
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 28th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 62)
Replies: 7
Views: 1109

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 28th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 62)

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:07 pm
These incrementing badges of Eoin's are a neat idea.
Well that's one adjective for them.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Steam codes
Replies: 16
Views: 1143

Re: Steam codes

Can I have the Grid 2 stuff please, xx
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 51
Views: 2950

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

I fall in the middle. I don't mind keeping it in the house for people (same with coffee), but if you want a hot drink you make it yourself.
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 12th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 50)
Replies: 4
Views: 911

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 12th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 50)

I wasn't tracking maxes or anything, but that felt like a game that could be considered one of the best games by two non-apterites for a while?
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 12th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 50)
Replies: 4
Views: 911

Spoilers for Tuesday 12th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 50)

Did she just say that MARRIES was a dodgy 7? And was there some dodgy editing around it? Or is that just me?
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 459
Views: 37407

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

I'm liking the sound of Homosaari
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 305
Views: 26921

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Matt Morrison wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:01 pm
threatened from behind
Threatened does rather feel like the right word.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 4067

Re: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018

Decent first table. Just close entries now :)
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)
Replies: 15
Views: 1346

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

We often point the finger at contestants shitting up selections by always picking 3 vowels, but maybe it's time to look at the other side of this. People picking 5! Yes, that's you Noel! (But obviously well done, and I'm hoping you become an octochamp.) Why wouldn't he? I think every time he did it...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)
Replies: 15
Views: 1346

Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

ROARERS may be the best word I've ever heard pronounced in an NI accent.
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Problems with Java
Replies: 25
Views: 3840

Re: Problems with Java

Just tried clearing cookies. No help.
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Problems with Java
Replies: 25
Views: 3840

Re: Problems with signing in

Ian Volante wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:45 pm
I know it's not the right thread, but I'm hijacking it anyway. I can't sign in to Apterous, I just get a blank window. Any ideas anyone?
You on Firefox? I'm having the same issue unless I use Edge.
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 6266

Re: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017

Mark Deeks wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:56 am
I saved you money, ungrateful git.
You should work as a spin doctor :lol:
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 6266

Re: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017

Mark Deeks wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:29 am
I prefer to think of it more as a problem with authority and being told what to do, one that adds to my rebellious, James Dean-esque charm.
Nope, definitely cheating bastard.
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 6266

Re: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017

Mark Deeks wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:18 am
If the team challenge is chosen, then the team may be discuss their tactics in advance, but after that may not speak, with one player coming forward each round. The others must turn their backs and so will not know what has happened each turn.
Yeah, so, this didn't happen.
Cheating bastards.
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 6266

Re: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017

Sorry for slow replies, got a stinking cold and cba with anything... Haha. Can we know what the other games were? I was around for the start of the Height one. I'll copy you my working notes - a few things were tweaked for timing or other purposes, but nothing was massively different. Speed – One Pa...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 6181

Re: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017

Heather Styles wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:55 pm
An "anti-Christmas" theme is a terrible idea, even by you guys' standards. It's no better than anti any other religious festival.
Oh that's a pity, will you not be coming?