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« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2022, 05:02:22 PM »
Yeah, I thought the 6 inch spike comment was a bit weird. But you're weird so I didn't question it. :lol

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« Reply #36 on: June 26, 2022, 08:48:07 PM »
When's the cut off before this gets started?  This seems like a time consuming roulette but challenging and definitely some fun.  I need to think if I'll actually invest the time. 

The story part scares me though.
When's the cut off before this gets started?  This seems like a time consuming roulette but challenging and definitely some fun.  I need to think if I'll actually invest the time. 

The story part scares me though.
Yeah, I want to join, but not sure I can put in the time for it, I'll see if join but have to think about it first lol
I'm leaving signups open through next weekend, and then giving everyone a few days after that to finalize their round 1 EPs. So you basically have a week and a half before round 1 officially starts. I realize this will be a bit of a time investment for y'all, so I'll be giving people a reasonable amount of time to come up with EPs. At the same time I don't want to be grinding the whole roulette to a halt between each round. It's going to be a balancing act to keep everyone engaged.

I can pencil you both in for now, just let me know if you won't be participating. I'd love to have both of you, since I don't think either of you participated in any of my past roulettes.  :metal
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« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2022, 08:53:40 PM »
Okay, a week before we even start helps.  Sign me up, can't promise much but let's see.
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« Reply #38 on: June 26, 2022, 09:07:49 PM »
I need to dig up my modified Ariich hangman spreadsheet. :corn
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« Reply #39 on: June 27, 2022, 10:51:15 PM »

- I prefer EPs be edited to one track for the sake of flow, but I understand if you cannot do this or are time limited, in which case you can just send me a song list or a Spotify playlist, just know that this can affect the flow significantly.
- If you do edit your EPs together, please send timestamps of where the track splits are
- With regards to flow, you don't necessarily have to have each track flow right into the next, there can be a pause from one track to the next, but jarring cuts from one song to the next will negatively impact the flow score. At the same time songs that can be elegantly weaved together will significantly improve your flow score.

Being a fogey, I'm obviously having trouble with my flow. ;D

I mean, I wouldn't call the ending and beginning of my songs jarring, but they are clearly separate songs. I mean, are you basically looking for a 35 minute SONG, or a collection of songs that tell a story? I've never bought an EP where every song weaves into the next one.

Minor gripage I guess.
Just wanted to touch on something again here. The tracks composing your EPs do not have to all run together as one long song. If one track leading to the next doesn't warrant it, then so be it.

To give an example of how I go about editing together EPs, I intentionally look for tracks that can be edited in such a way that they will flow together without the listener really noticing. Sometimes that means chopping off portions of the beginning or end of the songs in question or crossfading them at key points. I've even gone so far as to edit sections of a song onto other places to make things flow correctly. Then there are times where I let the songs be and let them naturally end and then begin the next song. Sometimes I will add an additional gap if a song starts too abruptly after the previous one. Sometimes there needs to be a brief moment in between tracks.

It's really all in how you see your EP playing out, how you want it to flow, how you want the songs portrayed. A lot of times the music has just as much to do with the telling of the story as the lyrics do when I'm compiling tracks together for an EP or concept album.

Hopefully this helps.  :)
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« Reply #40 on: June 27, 2022, 11:11:14 PM »
Okay I'm in on this.  I'm more looking at the EP from a story point of view as opposed to a song flow point of view as I would have thought a story would be more importan..  Not sure what's more important but its gonna be a big ask to nail both.

Or are we thinking the themes can be recurring themes through the EP of the songs without a story attached?
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« Reply #41 on: June 27, 2022, 11:18:49 PM »
Okay I'm in on this.  I'm more looking at the EP from a story point of view as opposed to a song flow point of view as I would have thought a story would be more importan..  Not sure what's more important but its gonna be a big ask to nail both.

Or are we thinking the themes can be recurring themes through the EP of the songs without a story attached?
I'd say the story is more important to nail. I will be more forgiving of flow as long as there aren't awkward/jarring cuts from one song to the next or extreme genre shifts between songs, unless the story warrants it. Having said that, I'd still like to see some effort put into it  :lol
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« Reply #42 on: June 28, 2022, 05:09:31 AM »
Will be hard to do when you're using different bands, especially making it sound legit and somewhat seamless.  I'm up for the challenge, got some ideas for round 1.
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« Reply #43 on: June 28, 2022, 05:32:57 AM »

- I prefer EPs be edited to one track for the sake of flow, but I understand if you cannot do this or are time limited, in which case you can just send me a song list or a Spotify playlist, just know that this can affect the flow significantly.
- If you do edit your EPs together, please send timestamps of where the track splits are
- With regards to flow, you don't necessarily have to have each track flow right into the next, there can be a pause from one track to the next, but jarring cuts from one song to the next will negatively impact the flow score. At the same time songs that can be elegantly weaved together will significantly improve your flow score.

Being a fogey, I'm obviously having trouble with my flow. ;D

I mean, I wouldn't call the ending and beginning of my songs jarring, but they are clearly separate songs. I mean, are you basically looking for a 35 minute SONG, or a collection of songs that tell a story? I've never bought an EP where every song weaves into the next one.

Minor gripage I guess.
Just wanted to touch on something again here. The tracks composing your EPs do not have to all run together as one long song. If one track leading to the next doesn't warrant it, then so be it.

To give an example of how I go about editing together EPs, I intentionally look for tracks that can be edited in such a way that they will flow together without the listener really noticing. Sometimes that means chopping off portions of the beginning or end of the songs in question or crossfading them at key points. I've even gone so far as to edit sections of a song onto other places to make things flow correctly. Then there are times where I let the songs be and let them naturally end and then begin the next song. Sometimes I will add an additional gap if a song starts too abruptly after the previous one. Sometimes there needs to be a brief moment in between tracks.

It's really all in how you see your EP playing out, how you want it to flow, how you want the songs portrayed. A lot of times the music has just as much to do with the telling of the story as the lyrics do when I'm compiling tracks together for an EP or concept album.

Hopefully this helps.  :)


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« Reply #44 on: June 28, 2022, 05:58:22 AM »
I think I'll give this a try....... if you'll have me.

Bands... can you only use a band once?  I know what the OP says, artists are not banned, but does that mean for the person that originally used them?  Meaning, can I have a Kiss song in each EP, as long as it's different?

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« Reply #45 on: June 28, 2022, 06:00:46 AM »

- I prefer EPs be edited to one track for the sake of flow, but I understand if you cannot do this or are time limited, in which case you can just send me a song list or a Spotify playlist, just know that this can affect the flow significantly.
- If you do edit your EPs together, please send timestamps of where the track splits are
- With regards to flow, you don't necessarily have to have each track flow right into the next, there can be a pause from one track to the next, but jarring cuts from one song to the next will negatively impact the flow score. At the same time songs that can be elegantly weaved together will significantly improve your flow score.

Being a fogey, I'm obviously having trouble with my flow. ;D

I mean, I wouldn't call the ending and beginning of my songs jarring, but they are clearly separate songs. I mean, are you basically looking for a 35 minute SONG, or a collection of songs that tell a story? I've never bought an EP where every song weaves into the next one.

Minor gripage I guess.
Just wanted to touch on something again here. The tracks composing your EPs do not have to all run together as one long song. If one track leading to the next doesn't warrant it, then so be it.

To give an example of how I go about editing together EPs, I intentionally look for tracks that can be edited in such a way that they will flow together without the listener really noticing. Sometimes that means chopping off portions of the beginning or end of the songs in question or crossfading them at key points. I've even gone so far as to edit sections of a song onto other places to make things flow correctly. Then there are times where I let the songs be and let them naturally end and then begin the next song. Sometimes I will add an additional gap if a song starts too abruptly after the previous one. Sometimes there needs to be a brief moment in between tracks.

It's really all in how you see your EP playing out, how you want it to flow, how you want the songs portrayed. A lot of times the music has just as much to do with the telling of the story as the lyrics do when I'm compiling tracks together for an EP or concept album.

Hopefully this helps.  :)


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« Reply #46 on: June 28, 2022, 06:37:35 AM »
Put my first playlist together.  I want to listen to the flow today and then tighten up the story.
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« Reply #47 on: June 28, 2022, 07:47:04 AM »
I think I'll give this a try....... if you'll have me.

Bands... can you only use a band once?  I know what the OP says, artists are not banned, but does that mean for the person that originally used them?  Meaning, can I have a Kiss song in each EP, as long as it's different?
You're in...
Although now I'm debating if I want to listen to Kiss in every round.  :lol
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« Reply #48 on: June 28, 2022, 08:00:41 AM »
Dear Penthouse, This is a story about a guy needing to release some steam with his love gun.  Ladies were waiting in the ladies room.  All asking to take me.

You're welcome Stads.
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« Reply #49 on: June 28, 2022, 11:32:14 AM »
Dear Penthouse, This is a story about a guy needing to release some steam with his love gun.  Ladies were waiting in the ladies room.  All asking to take me.

You're welcome Stads.

I'm stealing that.  :)

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« Reply #50 on: June 28, 2022, 11:55:20 AM »
Ah the memories.  :lol
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« Reply #51 on: June 28, 2022, 12:39:05 PM »
This sounds like a lot of fun, not sure I can commit the time for each round though. I'll have to think about this.
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« Reply #52 on: June 28, 2022, 01:15:49 PM »
I think I'll give this a try....... if you'll have me.

Bands... can you only use a band once?  I know what the OP says, artists are not banned, but does that mean for the person that originally used them?  Meaning, can I have a Kiss song in each EP, as long as it's different?
You're in...
Although now I'm debating if I want to listen to Kiss in every round.  :lol


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« Reply #53 on: June 28, 2022, 01:17:18 PM »
That's a good title Tim. :lol
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« Reply #54 on: June 28, 2022, 01:45:02 PM »
Stealing that, too.   :) :)

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« Reply #55 on: June 28, 2022, 06:41:34 PM »
Stealing that, too.   :) :)
At least I know what to expect  :lol
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Note: I've adjusted the scoring system to be more balanced across criteria, while still putting some emphasis on story and flow.
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So, I've been noodling on this for a few days now, and



I won't be doing any of the editing to improve the flow (see prior post on the matter), and am having a helluva time coming up with story ideas, much less writing the actual story - regardless of the themes.  Since I'll be failing so hard on 2/3rds of the purpose of this roulette, I don't mind gracefully bowing out.  But, if you're still willing to listen to my submissions, I have an alternative idea that still fits the mould of what you want - I'll PM you.
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Don't be such a pussy. You didn't gracefully bow out. You fucking QUIT! What, do you want to bask in your victory a bit longer before returning to Loserville?
















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Actually Chad, Puppies smoothing out the scoring is a big thing actually.

Say you get 8 points for your songs, 8 points for your story, and 7 for your flow...that's a 23. I think all scores are going to range from 21-26 anyway. As long as you choose decent songs with a relatable theme, you should be able to weave some loose narrative around it.
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So, I've been noodling on this for a few days now, and



I won't be doing any of the editing to improve the flow (see prior post on the matter), and am having a helluva time coming up with story ideas, much less writing the actual story - regardless of the themes.  Since I'll be failing so hard on 2/3rds of the purpose of this roulette, I don't mind gracefully bowing out.  But, if you're still willing to listen to my submissions, I have an alternative idea that still fits the mould of what you want - I'll PM you.

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Wow, Chad.  That's weak.   Why don't you ask your wife if she wants to play?  :) :) :) :)

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Wow, Chad.  That's weak.   Why don't you ask your wife if she wants to play?  :) :) :) :)

 :lol


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WUT? Is that from a movie or something?
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I didn't know you could bitch slap Chad when you were so low in Reaps standings for his roulette. 

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I didn't know you could bitch slap Chad when you were so low in Reaps standings for his roulette.


Oh gotcha. Just shows the illegitimacy of Reaper's roulette.

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So you're throwing Reap under the bus too?!  Bad TAC, Bad TAC.
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So you're throwing Reap under the bus too?!  Bad TAC, Bad TAC.

Well, he was the one with the upside down standings.. :lol
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So you're throwing Reap under the bus too?!  Bad TAC, Bad TAC.

Well, he was the one with the upside down standings.. :lol

 :lol  Only in your mind.  LOL

So, I think I'm ready to send the 1st round here.  I'll just need to type out the storyline.
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Same here. I have my PM basically formatted..songs, timestamps, fonts... Just need to write some text.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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You know that a mark of a great song is if TAC hates it with a special passion.