That didn’t take long. I’m out.
The thing is, words can hurt. They can hurts in lots of ways, but especially when the words Charles Yu writes in his bracket are different than the words I write in my bracket. It’s like my words don’t exist, like they fell from my lips into the void that awaits us all with its depth, its darkness, and, most of all, its chilly indifference.
Match 2, Round 1
The Orphan Master’s Son (84%) beat Where’d You Go Bernadette (16%)
Match 3, Round 1
Building Stories (56%) advanced on a technicality over Dear Life (44%)
Leaderboard – Round 1, Match 3
1. (Perfect: Four points) Mike R., Christopher H., Linda J., Susan S.
5. (Three points) Lydia P., Jane Eyre, Jayme G., Neil R., Julie W., Jed S., Felicity, Andrew B., Jeremy Z.
Also, seven contestants could still tie the all-time worst score of one. But I won’t get anybody’s hopes up by naming names until we at least get out of the first round.
Congratulations to the slightly shrunken lead group. Yellow draws attention, as do positive tests for performance enhancing drugs (acid, I presume, because that’s what you’d have to be dropping to prefer Building Stories to Dear Life and this doesn’t mean I am bitter), so watch your backs.