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lookatthis (as of 07 October 2013)
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Ranking Spot Score
0th Rankings
Top-20 Rankings
Lvl 0th Rankings
Ep 0th Rankings
Total Lvl Score
Total Points
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4th
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4th
3rd
0 0ths
564 Scores
0 0ths
0 0ths
71275.225
7412 Points
Achievements
Personal Bests
• 100 0ths (8 October 2008)
• 588 Top-20 Scores (March 2008)
• 10541 Total Points (2/Aug/08)

Other Achievements
• 6th highscorer to reach 100 0ths
4th highscorer to reach 70000 Level Score
2nd highscorer to reach 71000 Level Score
• Reached 500 Top-20 Scores in 2008

lookatthis—or lat, for short—is an inactive American highscorer and one of the most successful N players of all time. He arrived to the highscoring scene near the end of 2007 when NReality was only just released and was the 4th person to complete NReality. As of October 2013, lat has lost all his 0ths but remains ranked 4th in the top-20 rankings with 564 scores, and he is ranked pretty highly in both Total Level Score and Total Points Rankings. In October 2013, lat made a brief return to the forums. Lat is also known for innovating 78-3 under the psuedonym 'matthewtaylorpowell', a 0th which currently belongs to macrohenry. The name was in honor of his brother, who wanted his name on the boards.[1]

lookatthis peaked at an astounding 100 0ths on 8 October 2008, becoming the 6th highscorer ever to do so, slightly after xaelar had reached 200 0ths, and was known for his endurance, skill and innovative sense.

Another of lat's best achievements was to be the 2nd highscorer ever of currently only six highscorers to have reached 71000 seconds of Total Level Score.

As of late 2012, LAT was ranked 3rd—behind EddyMataGallos, golfkid and eru_bahagon—for Metanet top-20s, owning 574 out of a possible 600 top-20s. Taking into account he peaked at around 588 top-20 scores on March 2008, it's impressive how few top-20 scores he has lost in over 4 years, and just goes to show how solid most of his scores were and how fast he attained them. That also explains his high place on both Total Level Score Rankings and Total Points Rankings.

In October 2013, lat lost his last 0th, and N saw another legend fall off the 0th Rankings (like former grandmasters trib4lmaniac or johnny_faneca had previously done).

Some of lat's most notable highscores include 12-0, 27-1, and 88-4, the latter for which he won the 2008 Dronie award for run of the year, but these 0ths have all since been taken by EddyMataGallos, macrohenry and EddyMataGallos in respective order. The 4 last 0ths he owned as late as 26 October 2012 included 16-4, 18-3, 86-1 and episode 67.

There's relatively little information about his highscoring progress, since the rankings thread was idle for 5 months, and no info was updated during this time. This period unfortunately coincided with lat's rise. For instance, in the Highscore Rankings #60, as done by Analu on 25 November 2007, lookatthis wasn't on the 0th Rankings at all; he was not even in the top-20 rankings (he had under 100 Scores or maybe hadn't even started yet). The next rankings were posted by xaelar on March 09, 2008, and lookatthis was now 2nd in the 0th Rankings, with 39 0ths (xaelar and Mr_Lim were dominating the game by that time), and was already 1st on the top-20 rankings with 588 top-20 scores, his peak.

On 11 September 2008, lookatthis announced his retirement from highscoring to serve in the defence force.

One of LAT's proudest in-game accomplishments (not mentioned above) is when he innovated two levels within a month: 84-0 and 96-4 by about ten seconds each, when no one in years except Mr_Lim had improved a level by more than 4 seconds at one time.

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