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Old 07-21-2008, 01:46 AM   #706
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DI5 will improve over DI4, I'm sure, since everyone wants to avoid DI4 happening again.
Well, I'm sure that not everyone feels the same way about it as we do. There are very clear, obvious reasons why someone like me or LMP would have a bad taste in our mouths after those two months, but others that weren't so emotionally involved probably had a great time.

But, even objectively, it's clear that improvements can be made.
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Hah, right. And then leading into EITS is good. Fucking solid song. I'm using it myself.
I still haven't decided if I am going to use it or not. That would be 3 people
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Old 07-21-2008, 01:47 AM   #708
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Wait, what the hell was so bad about DI IV?

I think it was better than DI III. DI III made me not want to run the tournament again. DI IV restored my faith in it somewhat.
DI4 has tons of unnecessary arguments and drama about voting methods (how concept should play in; what the hell "experience" means, etc.) and whether one should be allowed to post in a thread, "Hey, everyone vote for me in this competition!"
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Well, I'm sure that not everyone feels the same way about it as we do. There are very clear, obvious reasons why someone like me or LMP would have a bad taste in our mouths after those two months, but others that weren't so emotionally involved probably had a great time.

But, even objectively, it's clear that improvements can be made.
Yeah, I genuinely felt a bit shafted in some respects. I'm cool with people voting against me, but do it for a half-legitimate reason.
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I think EITS > Arcade Fire is the roughest transition on my whole list. Lucky I got that out of the way early.
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First Breath After Coma leads well into the Arcade Fire track. Let's see what I make of this.
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Wait, what the hell was so bad about DI IV?

I think it was better than DI III. DI III made me not want to run the tournament again. DI IV restored my faith in it somewhat.
You illustrate my above point very well.

Anyway, the reasons are largely as follows:
  • The lack of votes - it's entirely out of our control, but frustrating just the same
  • The drama - if you didn't notice it, you must have been living under a rock with caulk in your ears
  • The divisions - yes, I'm not the only one who has complained about this

Two out of three can be fixed, and that could make all the difference. BTW, what was wrong with DI3?
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I think EITS > Arcade Fire is the roughest transition on my whole list. Lucky I got that out of the way early.
Ha, love how I posted the exact opposite opinion at the same time. I think it's good, though it'd be better if the Arcade Fire's male vocalist had a lighter voice.
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The overall transition is pretty good, it's just the actual immediate transition kind of collides, you know?
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I think that whichever DI tournament has the Fake List in it should be the loosest of all, and folks should be more experimental than ever with their lists. Even if their ideas are terrible. I'm shooting for DI6, BTW.
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OH. My. God.

So as I was posting that long post about DI, I remembered that I sent a screen cap of my DI3 list to Chass.


Guess what I just found.
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I think that whichever DI tournament has the Fake List in it should be the loosest of all, and folks should be more experimental than ever with their lists. Even if their ideas are terrible. I'm shooting for DI6, BTW.
I'll create a list entirely composed of songs that use the word "fuck" at some point.
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DI4 has tons of unnecessary arguments and drama about voting methods (how concept should play in; what the hell "experience" means, etc.) and whether one should be allowed to post in a thread, "Hey, everyone vote for me in this competition!"
Oh yeah, that was all kinds of irritating. I think perhaps I see this differently because it was the first tournament I didn't run, so I consciously tried to keep out of the politics and it was really nice to simply observe for once. So for me, I felt like there was less drama and difficulty.

Also, on your DI V list, I like how the Arcade Fire and Radiohead songs help really pick up the rockin' pace of things after the instrumental start. Good transition to up the tempo and shit. Plus, I like Electioneering.

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You illustrate my above point very well.

Anyway, the reasons are largely as follows:
  • The lack of votes - it's entirely out of our control, but frustrating just the same
  • The drama - if you didn't notice it, you must have been living under a rock with caulk in your ears
  • The divisions - yes, I'm not the only one who has complained about this

Two out of three can be fixed, and that could make all the difference. BTW, what was wrong with DI3?
I felt DI III was shithouse in terms of voter participation. DI in general seemed on the decline and I lost interest. I believe DI IV picked up a bit on the participation, hence restored faith.

I also never understood why you guys complained about group 4 so much. Tough group, yes, but that's not a bad thing.
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OH. My. God.

So as I was posting that long post about DI, I remembered that I sent a screen cap of my DI3 list to Chass.


Guess what I just found.
I don't remember that at all *blinks*

I remember you sending me a cow made of vegetables though.
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I'll create a list entirely composed of songs that use the word "fuck" at some point.
Hahahaha.

I also remember Irishteen saying that he wanted to make a list entirely composed of Smiths songs and Morrissey side projects.
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