Mira Loma High School, class of 2015
As for the abbreviations, I'm pretty sure there's no limit to what you can use as long as it's on the qwerty keyboard. You could use the $ for something and define it and you wouldn't get DQ'ed or marked off for it.
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2014 States: Exp Design-3rd
2014 Nats: Crime-5th, WIDI-9th, Exp Des-10th
2015 States: Crime-2nd, Disease-2nd, Exp Des-1st
2016 Nats: Bio-Process-1st, WIDI-6th, Exp Des-10th, Crime-11th
I would assume that in regionals, the structure is easy to build relative to state and nationals. In nationals and maybe state, there could be 50+ pieces in the structure, but I'm not sure. I was only in one WI/DI competition.ak12 wrote:About how complicated can write it do it structures get? Will they ever have over 50 pieces? We aren't really sure when to stop making our builds more complicated...
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At Regionals this year we had 37 pieces, and at Invitationals it was something like 27 or 28. I honestly think that it would never go much above 50 but most numbers under that would be fair game. Correct me if I'm wrong though, since I was only given the opportunity to do WIDI twice. I don't want to look horribly pretentious or something.GoofyFoofer wrote:I would assume that in regionals, the structure is easy to build relative to state and nationals. In nationals and maybe state, there could be 50+ pieces in the structure, but I'm not sure. I was only in one WI/DI competition.ak12 wrote:About how complicated can write it do it structures get? Will they ever have over 50 pieces? We aren't really sure when to stop making our builds more complicated...
Total Medals: 14
State Medals: Sounds of Music (2nd, 2013), Forestry (3rd, 2013), and Triple E (4th, 2013)
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As I blogged to myself:
The reason I love National WIDI is because the models always exemplify everything I believe should be in a model. My friends can never construct satisfactory practices :/ I think a WIDI model should be 1. well-defined and 2. hard to describe/complicated as opposed to hard to build. If a model just has a random rip across a paper, how am I supposed to tell someone how to rip the paper (cough azismith), or if there is a knot of stirrer straws I cannot even see into, how am I supposed to describe the knot (cough bearasmith)? And although TJ made a well-defined practice model for me, it was an incredibly hard-to-construct-looking card tower. I prefer complicated pieces rather than complicated building. Something that may constantly fall apart during building has got to be frustrating and doesn't help teams with the right stuff to succeed. So yeah, ILY National WIDI!
Visited 2012 and 2014 National Tournaments, 5th place Sounds of Music 2014
That was the one I got 4th place on! 2014 SoCal State Competition!ceg7654 wrote:Sometimes it's not about the number of materials, but how you're required to arrange or place them. At our States we had like... Five toothpicks, some rubber bands, and a bunch of Play Doh. It was pretty difficult for me at least, because my writer didn't specify the things I noticed should've been specified as I was building it, and I've never been the best sculptor, but it worked out okay(7th).
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