This is Decoy, captain for the Lex Luther team. We're chugging along nicely, eagerly anticipating tonight's match. I can't wait to see how we do.
As many of you are starting to notice, or will soon be noticing, being a captain takes up a lot of time. And, it's not just being a captain. Being a member of this takes up a lot of time, too! But, after a practice or two, you start to feel okay. You start to think that, yes, this team is all that it's cracked up to be.
Then you play a match, and you really get a feel for your team. That's how you're going to perform. It's a good feeling. So another week goes by, and it's more or less the same... Hard to get ahold of everyone at once. It seems harder to get in contact with your opposing team...
You slack off.. Your team loses track of you and thinks you're hibernating in some cave(thanks vovik).
But, you're still there to be with the team. You still know what's going on, and even if you get to the position I'm in, you're still behind the main lines getting a match stuck together.
With all that said and done, you don't expect the following to happen to you.
On a match night, you already have your schedule cleared. This is the night we're having a match. Nothing else can interfere, because a forfeit is not worth it. You already know that two of your members can't make it, so you're down one person. Easy to find a ringer somewhere.
So, about 3 or 4 hours before the match, you're talking to a few people. You turn around to see something, or to say something, and then when you turn back around to face your screen, you knock over your bottle of water that just happens to spill all over your laptop, completely ruining it.
And so you frantically wipe it off and turn it off and dry it off hoping that it will work.
And, you turn it back on to find out it doesn't.
You get nervous and think time will tell how it's going to be.
So you turn it on 30 minutes before the match and realize that it's not working.
You realize that the laptop you bought on June 25th, 2005, with a 1 year warranty for a grand total of $3400, will not be replaced because water is under the abuse category.
So, you're out a computer and out of a match.
And thus so ends my post.