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Old 08-11-2007, 02:49 AM   #151
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I think the main contests should be 160 minutes, but the mini-contests should be shorter.

They're the appetizers before the main course, you know?
I agree with this as well. I don't see any need for a change.
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I couldn't survive on a Desert Island with 1 disc of music.

If only there could be a Desert Island Movie contest, but it's not possible.
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If only there could be a Desert Island Movie contest, but it's not possible.
Teh internets would explode from the bandwith usage.
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Old 08-11-2007, 02:53 AM   #154
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The closest equivalent I could think of I've already tried in Zoo Station, which was a mild success.

Film snobbery is almost as funny as music snobbery.
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Movies? The only movie I've bothered to see at the cinemas in the last two years - yes, two years - is Snakes On A Plane. I couldn't believe it was actually a movie, so I had to go laugh at it.

I'm just not a big movie fan, especially not considering how much they cost.
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A fine choice at that.

Going to the theaters is ridiculously expensive, but sometimes worth it, especially with good action flicks and sci/fi.
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A fine choice at that.

Going to the theaters is ridiculously expensive, but sometimes worth it, especially with good action flicks and sci/fi.
Back in Brisbane, I knew a cinema where I could get in, ticket + frozen Coke, for under $10. Here in Melbourne? I haven't found anywhere where the ticket is less than $12. That alone is not worth it, and I can't see a movie without a frozen Coke, so that just makes it even less feasible.

I wanted to see The Simpsons Movie for old times' sake, but $17+? Forget it. Maybe I'll torrent it. Nice going, cinemas. You just deterred a genuinely interested customer.
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In regards to the length of songs for Desert Island, most people prefer to keep it at 160 minutes, which is a good amount. One disc is not enough.

There have only been a very small amount of people who considered 80 minutes or 60 minutes a better way to go. Those people can respectively stay with the Symphonic mini-tournament or Space Moon.
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In regards to the length of songs for Desert Island, most people prefer to keep it at 160 minutes, which is a good amount. One disc is not enough.

There have only been a very small amount of people who considered 80 minutes or 60 minutes a better way to go. Those people can respectively stay with the Symphonic mini-tournament or Space Moon.
You think so? Because if one complaint has characterised this edition of the tournament for me, it would be "160 minutes is too long". You know I definitely favour 160 minutes and possibly even 240, but there have been so many comments of "too much to listen to".

I'm wondering if the solution is not to shorten the tracklist length, but reduce the number of contestants.
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You think so? Because if one complaint has characterised this edition of the tournament for me, it would be "160 minutes is too long". You know I definitely favour 160 minutes and possibly even 240, but there have been so many comments of "too much to listen to".

I'm wondering if the solution is not to shorten the tracklist length, but reduce the number of contestants.
If it is a choice between lowering the number of contestants or the length you have to keep the number of contestants. I think we should go to your plan of 80 minute playlists and the full length ones once in a while. Votes in Desert Island 2 were in the 30's at this time. I'd rather get a bigger pool of listeners and voters than keep the 160 length.
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Back in Brisbane, I knew a cinema where I could get in, ticket + frozen Coke, for under $10. Here in Melbourne? I haven't found anywhere where the ticket is less than $12. That alone is not worth it, and I can't see a movie without a frozen Coke, so that just makes it even less feasible.

I wanted to see The Simpsons Movie for old times' sake, but $17+? Forget it. Maybe I'll torrent it. Nice going, cinemas. You just deterred a genuinely interested customer.
I only torrent when there's no possible way I can see it through NetFlix (which is the greatest Internet company ever other than Amazon and eBay.)
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There have only been a very small amount of people who considered 80 minutes or 60 minutes a better way to go. Those people can respectively stay with the Symphonic mini-tournament or Space Moon.
I feel comfortable in both universes. I think the two-disc playlist is great for creating a unique journey. I absolutely love the longer stuff while I'm driving across the province, or listening to my mp3 player while hiking. When you're busy, however, it's a little more challenging. That doesn't diminish the fact that it's very rewarding when you do get through it.

The other tournaments are just little hits of musical fun...at least Space Moon is
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Plus in Space Moon, I can use tracks I've already used and might use in DI4.
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I think the regular Desert Island matches should remain at 160 minutes and any mini-tournaments can stay at 80, but that's just me.
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I haven't found anywhere where the ticket is less than $12. That alone is not worth it, and I can't see a movie without a frozen Coke, so that just makes it even less feasible.
Oh my god, our theaters need frozen Coke out here.

Most of the movies I see in the theaters are matinees, which are still on the expensive side these days.

I try and see the movies I want to see at one of the two cinemas in the Seattle area that have weekend specials: any show before noon is $5.
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