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Re: 425's Roulette v. 6:00 On a Christmas Morning (Round 6 Results)
« Reply #315 on: July 02, 2015, 02:18:45 PM »
I'm pretty sure I know what Parama sent. I thought about sending it too, but I went with a choice that I perceived as a little safer.
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Re: 425's Roulette v. 6:00 On a Christmas Morning (Round 6 Results)
« Reply #316 on: July 02, 2015, 02:41:36 PM »
okay so I overcompensated on length  but you have no one to blame but yourself 425

If a week and a half from now any of you are wondering why this round is taking so damn long, you have no one to blame but Parama.


I have everyone's entries except yours, king. No rush, especially given what Parama sent me, just letting you know.

I'm sending it when i get home from work!
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Re: 425's Roulette v. 6:00 On a Christmas Morning (Round 6 Results)
« Reply #317 on: July 02, 2015, 04:20:21 PM »
Sent!
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Re: 425's Roulette v. 6:00 On a Christmas Morning (Round 6 Results)
« Reply #318 on: July 02, 2015, 04:24:57 PM »
One question on the EP section.  All the bands we sent are banned from the EP round I would assume?
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Re: 425's Roulette v. 6:00 On a Christmas Morning (Round 6 Results)
« Reply #319 on: July 02, 2015, 05:23:03 PM »
I'm pretty sure I know what Parama sent. I thought about sending it too, but I went with a choice that I perceived as a little safer.
screw being safe i'm just picking the best thing i can send  :lol

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Re: 425's Roulette v. 6:00 On a Christmas Morning (Round 6 Results)
« Reply #320 on: July 02, 2015, 06:50:44 PM »
One question on the EP section.  All the bands we sent are banned from the EP round I would assume?

I've actually been thinking some about this. Specifically, I've been thinking about a scenario where someone has already planned a perfect EP, and then one of the bands from their EP (but a different song) gets sent in a late round. Since the EP is about flow as well as quality, I was thinking that I would be less of a stickler about artists banned during this roulette in the EP round. I thought I might have a rule like "You can use an artist that has been banned during the roulette in your EP, but banned artists must make up less than one third of the EP's runtime." Thoughts?
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Re: 425's Roulette v. 6:00 On a Christmas Morning (Round 6 Results)
« Reply #321 on: July 02, 2015, 07:00:25 PM »
That's cool.
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Re: 425's Roulette v. 6:00 On a Christmas Morning (Round 6 Results)
« Reply #322 on: July 02, 2015, 07:36:13 PM »
Still struggling on the EP part. Had an actual full EP from a band I wanted to send, but that would obviously kill the time limit.
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Re: 425's Roulette v. 6:00 On a Christmas Morning (Round 6 Results)
« Reply #323 on: July 02, 2015, 07:59:47 PM »
it doesn't matter for me because even though only one artist has been submitted from the EP I planned out, the specific song I was gonna use was the one submitted  :lol

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Re: 425's Roulette v. 6:00 On a Christmas Morning (Round 6 Results)
« Reply #324 on: July 02, 2015, 09:26:15 PM »
I have my EP planned basically since Round 1, and I've been slowly deleting songs and refining it through the game, so expect something of high quality. Luckily only two bands have already been banned from there - I hope no more please :lol

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Re: 425's Roulette v. 6:00 On a Christmas Morning (Round 6 Results)
« Reply #325 on: July 02, 2015, 10:28:19 PM »
I think the banned bands should stay banned for EP round. Planned the perfect EP and one of the bands was sent in the previous round? Tough luck, maybe go and plan something different then. ;)

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Re: 425's Roulette v. 6:00 On a Christmas Morning (Round 6 Results)
« Reply #326 on: July 03, 2015, 11:26:19 AM »
if I have to change the last two songs on my EP to something else i'll cry because I found the best damn transition between two unrelated songs ever that works even better than the transition originally intended by the first into the second omg

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Re: 425's Roulette v. 6:00 On a Christmas Morning (Round 6 Results)
« Reply #327 on: July 06, 2015, 08:21:44 PM »
so have you gotten through all the songs even once yet?  :lol

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Re: 425's Roulette v. 6:00 On a Christmas Morning (Round 6 Results)
« Reply #328 on: July 06, 2015, 09:10:41 PM »
No because he can't stop replaying mine :hat .

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Re: 425's Roulette v. Round 7: The Eternal Listening
« Reply #329 on: July 07, 2015, 11:16:12 PM »
so have you gotten through all the songs even once yet?  :lol

No. :lol

I've listened to four of the songs. Not including the longest song (Parama's, obviously), but including the second-longest song. In fairness, I only started listening today (I've been taking a few days off between finishing one round and starting the next to make sure that my palette is as clean as possible from one round to another). Right now, I'm listening to these songs and thinking about them as though I only am going to do three listens. I'd like to get through four, but since the total runtime of this round is 4 hours and 12 minutes, that might not be feasible without taking altogether too long to get this round done.

I'll keep you all posted on how it's going. I'm going to try to get this done in a timely fashion, but I also don't want to shortchange the songs too much by giving them too few listens. So if I get through three listens and have no idea what I'm doing in scoring, I'm going to opt to take that extra listen to get it right, even if it's at the cost of the round taking a couple more days.
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Re: 425's Roulette v. Round 7: The Eternal Listening
« Reply #330 on: July 07, 2015, 11:32:02 PM »
The second-longest song must be mine, hope you liked it. ;)

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Re: 425's Roulette v. Round 7: The Eternal Listening
« Reply #331 on: July 08, 2015, 01:24:19 AM »
Good luck man, I never envy people doing epic rounds. I did it once, never again, it just is so much to absorb one epic, much less 6 to 8.
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Re: 425's Roulette v. Round 7: The Eternal Listening
« Reply #332 on: July 08, 2015, 09:56:39 AM »
in my roulette I'm not gonna explicitly ban epics but warn people that I don't tend to care for most of them

anyways sending what i sent is basically punishment for asking me to send a really long song tho it's also the best epic that i can actually send 'cause the better ones are banned

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Re: 425's Roulette v. Round 7: The Eternal Listening
« Reply #333 on: July 12, 2015, 12:03:41 AM »
Finally listened to all the songs once. Took a little while  :lol *sideways glance at Parama* but I finally got there.

My pace should increase now that I've made it through once. I don't know if anyone else has experienced this, but I get nervous about listening to a new song or album for the first time, and that can cause me to procrastinate. Previous rounds have been in the 1-1.5 hour range, so I've been able to just bite the bullet and get through the first listen for all of the songs at once. As the total length of this round is 4:12, I could not do that, which made for slower going.


Good luck man, I never envy people doing epic rounds. I did it once, never again, it just is so much to absorb one epic, much less 6 to 8.

Imagine ten, which is what I have.  :lol

I don't regret having ten contestants, though. I decided to keep it open for ten because that many people wanted to play and I didn't want to miss out on any good submissions anyone might have. And whatever additional work has come from having a number of contestants that I would suppose is on the high end has been outweighed by the greater volume of good music I've received.

I could say the same about this epic round. This is going to take a while and it's going to be hard as hell to grade (because, honestly, I'm going to have to grade most of these songs before I feel 100% comfortable doing so, just in the interest of not having this round take forever). But it's also exposed me to some really great artists and songs, I can tell that already.

So I'm really enjoying this round, and I hope everyone can be patient while I continue to work through these songs. I don't have a date for when I'll be done yet *another sideways glance at Parama*, but I would guess that it'll take about a week more, give or take. It depends on how much I listen to on each day and whether I listen to the songs three or four times. After that, I'll do my best to make the last open round as snappy as possible, and then we'll already be wrapping up the roulette on another more extended round with the EPs. So there's your look at where I am now and the look ahead and how the roulette will be progressing.
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Re: 425's Roulette v. Round 7: The Eternal Listening
« Reply #334 on: July 12, 2015, 12:27:41 AM »
I don't regret having ten contestants, though. I decided to keep it open for ten because that many people wanted to play and I didn't want to miss out on any good submissions anyone might have. And whatever additional work has come from having a number of contestants that I would suppose is on the high end has been outweighed by the greater volume of good music I've received.
Curious thing, I barely managed to grab a spot on this one and now I'm doing great (just 2.5 points away from the top) - just like Tyrias did in my roulette, and ended up in a one-vs-one top tie with Evermind. With the exception that our whiskey-comrade won that final match by a microscopic margin ;D

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Re: 425's Roulette v. Round 7: The Eternal Listening
« Reply #335 on: July 12, 2015, 08:56:12 AM »
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Re: 425's Roulette v. Round 7: The Eternal Listening
« Reply #336 on: July 12, 2015, 10:40:52 AM »
Hello, mirror, so glad to see you, my friend, it's been a while...

But seriously, Parama, though I will not stop berating you about sending me a song nearly twice as long as any others from this round, I do appreciate it in a way, because that's one of those artists that I keep seeing praised around here but would probably have not gotten the motivation to check out for a long time if you hadn't "made me." Actually got several artists that fall into that category this round.
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Re: 425's Roulette v. Round 7: The Eternal Listening
« Reply #337 on: July 12, 2015, 10:56:53 AM »
if it makes you feel better i would've probably sent you periphery otherwise and i have a feeling you'd not have liked 15 minutes of that much  :lol

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Re: 425's Roulette v. Round 7: The Eternal Listening
« Reply #338 on: July 12, 2015, 10:59:30 AM »
So Parama sent an hour long song? Hell, I probably should've sent Green Carnation's second album here.

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Re: 425's Roulette v. Round 7: The Eternal Listening
« Reply #339 on: July 12, 2015, 11:01:52 AM »
So Parama sent an hour long song? Hell, I probably should've sent Green Carnation's second album here.
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Re: 425's Roulette v. Round 7: The Eternal Listening
« Reply #340 on: July 12, 2015, 11:18:45 AM »
Wait, that's what you've sent, isn't it? :lol

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Re: 425's Roulette v. Round 7: The Eternal Listening
« Reply #341 on: July 12, 2015, 11:31:16 AM »
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Re: 425's Roulette v. Round 7: The Eternal Listening
« Reply #342 on: July 12, 2015, 11:42:21 AM »
So Parama sent an hour long song? Hell, I probably should've sent Green Carnation's second album here.

If two people had sent hour long songs I probably would have given them both 1s and been done with it. Parama is lucky that he's the only one who decided to get cute.

No comment otherwise, though I probably should have been vaguer about length.
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Re: 425's Roulette v. Round 7: The Eternal Listening
« Reply #343 on: July 12, 2015, 12:15:58 PM »
it's okay if I don't score well in this round, any score under an 8 at this point *is* an 8 because of the adjusted leaderboards  :lol
and it's really less about me being cute and more about "this is the only epic that I can send that I really have any strong feelings towards and everything else I could send isn't really that great"

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Re: 425's Roulette v. Round 7: The Eternal Listening
« Reply #344 on: July 12, 2015, 12:21:35 PM »
it's okay if I don't score well in this round, any score under an 8 at this point *is* an 8 because of the adjusted leaderboards  :lol

Yeah, same for me, never scored less than eight so far. We're showing some consistency here.

I think 425 will like the song I've got for the open round, and will probably absolutely hate my EP because I'm going to put as much hard rock, power metal and progressive metal there as I can — I mean, I sent no metal songs in this roulette in all rounds! — so my lowest score will be either in this epic round or on the EP. I'm fine with both scenarios, honestly.

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Re: 425's Roulette v. Round 7: The Eternal Listening
« Reply #345 on: July 12, 2015, 12:23:39 PM »
i have no idea what the fuck 425 will think of my song

apparently he survived the first listen though so




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Re: 425's Roulette v. Round 7: The Eternal Listening
« Reply #346 on: July 12, 2015, 12:37:37 PM »
I'm gonna retool my EP before that round, for sure, the last three tracks I'm pretty set on but I might put different stuff for the first two

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Re: 425's Roulette v. Round 7: The Eternal Listening
« Reply #347 on: July 12, 2015, 01:22:48 PM »
I imagine there's the possibility two or more people might end up sending songs by a same artist on the EP round, but what if they send the same song? I thinks it's unlikely to happen, but would you do if such thing happens?

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Re: 425's Roulette v. Round 7: The Eternal Listening
« Reply #348 on: July 12, 2015, 02:47:55 PM »
Nothing, I'd just grade each EP as it was. I'd probably do the same if I got the same song twice in a regular round, though obviously in a regular round both contestants would get the same score, while in the EP round their scores would differ depending on what else is on the EP.
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Re: 425's Roulette v. Round 7: The Eternal Listening
« Reply #349 on: July 14, 2015, 01:27:20 PM »
i retooled my EP a bit on the front-end but now I need to shorten it a little, whoops  :lol
might go back and change it again though I dunno I'm never gonna be perfectly happy with it I think