F-train: I don't read your Scrabble blog.
Me: mmm...I can tell.
F-train came to visit me in the ghetto, braved the evils of Times Square to buy a Scrabble set and violated his previously declared "I wont ever play you in Scrabble anymore because you know 'words'" rule. And for all these amazingly nice things from a guy known as "assface," I did not blog about our game. F-train, on the other hand, went and told my Scrabble tutor about my two...er...maybe three mistakes in the game. So, after being mercilessly taunted by Fisch for the last two days because I let said assface play "Fi" on me, while I was too busy looking for a bingo with the tiles: deeitss. (I came up with sedites and desisters, but F-train challenged them both off the board.) I have decided to set the record straight on my 300 point destruction of F-train. Reenactment style.
Well, ok, we're only going to reenact one particular series of genius moves on my part. Never mind that I got him to challenge the word destain or that I played yi on him without a challenge or that in the middle he was crying about his bad tiles and how he needs a handicap.
F-train decided to adopt a closed board strategy on me, which actually is a pretty good road to take...if you know a lot of high scoring three and four letter words and all the possible hooks. F-train. Does. Not.
So, he plays something -- I don't remember what, but I pluralize it to make the word soja. Which he doesn't challenge, even though I needle him to.
This leaves both the J and the a hanging in double word scoring lanes. I have QDITESA on my rack, so I can make a word with the J on the double,but Ftrain will probably take that, I just hope I'm able to dump the q on that double word after he plays.
F-train thinks for a long time, periodically saying "I know you want that j", but instead he exchanges! HA!
I'm about to play Jet, when I decide for rack sake, dump the q and the d. So...I make
F-train doesn't challenge. I draw y, a, n. Boo. Stupid y.
Plus, I figure he'd definitely take the j double word now. But no!
And then triumphantly says "well at least I blocked you." (Better play would have been playing the o under the j.)
At first I was mad because he did block jet...but then I saw that really, he gave me a way to play the y off with the j for the double word.
And so, boys and girls, today's Scrabble lesson: you mess with the bull...you get the horns.
I now await Fisch's comment of "Fi."