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    Thread: Shad Walrus 2019

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    Shad Walrus 2019

    Final score, gg

    22. 32.1 Moose
    21. 50.6 Slimy Soab
    20. 55.3 Chemist1422
    19. 55.7 MF DOOM
    18. 57.5 Owner2
    17. 59.0 soah
    16. 59.4 CrimsonFox
    15. 61.2 Fable
    13. 63.0 ladd
    13. 63.0 LordQuas
    12. 63.7 Owner
    11. 65.1 Zarathustra
    10. 67.2 Zack
    9. 67.8 Bunny
    8. 70.1 Sentenza
    7. 71.9 nutella
    6. 72.1 John Travolta
    5. 73.6 Ampharos
    4. 75.1 Roman
    3. 77.4 iaafr
    2. 80.6 Keldeo
    1. 83.2 Newcomb

    Category 1 reveal start
    Category 2 reveal start
    Category 3 reveal start
    Category 4 reveal start
    Category 5 reveal start
    Category 6 reveal start
    Category 7 reveal start
    Category 8 reveal start
    Category 9 reveal start



    The plan -- Signups will remain open indefinitely until I receive 10 entries through August 31, though late entries are ok. I'll set a deadline after that or else if submissions are very slow to come. Alt subs are welcome, they just won't count towards the 10 minimum. Once entry is closed, I'll take my sweet time reviewing every category. In the past, that's meant about two weeks, but it could be longer. When I'm ready, I will reveal the entire Walrus over the course of about a week, probably Monday through Thursday at roughly 9:30pm EST. I'll do two categories per night and then 7, 8, and 9 together for the closer unless Discord participation is abysmal.

    Points -- I use a completely arbitrary 0 to 10 scoring system with an above-average focus on category fit. Distribution is somewhat relevant to strength of field, with typically 1-3 tracks tanking hard and 3-5 getting 9+.

    What to sub -- I would highly recommend sampling the tracks I provided. Beyond generic enjoyment, I'm usually looking for whether a tune captures a particular aesthetic I've laid out. The samples should hopefully flesh out a lot of vagueness in my descriptions.

    HOW TO SUB -- Send me a Youtube or equivalent link to each of your submissions. If you're confident that you won't mess them up, spoiler anything else you want me to know about it and just give me the raw URL. I don't want to know which tracks are yours. I find out who wins live, with you. You will each get a random.org number that I will pair with your video links and never look at again until I'm posting the reveals.

    Tastes -- I wrote this when I posted my first Walrus and find no fault in it today, but with the exception of what to absolutely not submit (yes, someone sent me an auto-0 track once), I think pursuit of category fit is way more important than style. I don't "dislike" any genre, I just find a higher ratio of hits to misses in some. Oh and don't sub $#@!ing Greta Van Fleet.


    You're golden: aesthetic metal, post-rock, folk punk, vaporwave, legit alt country, vgm

    You're probably fine: psychedelic with balls, post-hardcore, drone, noise, indie whatever, hip-hop, chiptune, electronic stuff, stoner rock and metal, post-metal, non-theatrical avantgarde, folk metal, black metal, tech death metal, bluegrass, classical, folk, blues, jazz, most genres with a -wave suffix

    Middle of the pack: lots of stuff

    Good luck: superficial metal, pop country, hard rock, rock 'n' roll, mainstream punk, pop that isn't supposed to suck, ska, "prog metal" as a stereotype, theatrical stuff, songs from musicals, power metal that isn't exactly Blind Guardian, anything that gets labeled "world music" by choice, R&B, meathead $#@!, heavy music that actually attempts to sing well, probably anything that has ever been mentioned in Rolling Stone.

    You're just getting a 0: anything that sounds remotely reminiscent of Guns n' Roses, AC/DC, or the Steve Miller Band. Also your favorite 80s metal band sucks.

    There is a special place in hell for you: Babymetal



    The categories:

    1. The beat
    I want to hear some fabulous drumming. Great doesn't always have to be complex. Sometimes it can just be a really passionate performance. Some of my favorite drummers keep it pretty simple but nail the dynamics. Others are masters of complex chaos. I'm down for either. Focus is on execution; if a human isn't playing it, it better at least sound convincingly like one could be.

    Samples:
    Smashing Pumpkins - An Ode to No One
    Krallice - Inhume
    Hella - Biblical Violence

    2. The drive
    There's a cool breeze in the city that propels us along through a neon nighttime maze. Occasionally the towering structures yield way to a jumble of cars swarming like frenzied ants down the highway. It's futuristic, but it isn't dystopian necessarily. At least, it comes without dread. We're content to be lost in this sea of humanity and soak in its wonders.

    Samples:
    Maserati - Inventions
    Destroyalldreamers - Sombrer Dans La Folie
    Kinski - Waves of Second Guessing

    3. The drag
    I love songs that kick it into low gear, usually with huge fuzzy bass but I'm open to alternatives. That's not to be confused with minimalism; you can do a lot of imaginative stuff at low bpm, and I ideally want to hear something powerful. Ship me your most intense slow roll.

    Samples:
    Thou - Restless River
    Nirvana - Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
    Boris - Dystopia / Vanishing Point

    4. The dream
    I don't dream often, but when I do it's always driven by some warm, captivating curiosity. We're in a school submerged in two feet of crystal clear flowing water, wading along towards its source as everyone goes about their business as usual. We're ascending an elevator in a modern skyscraper standing on an island barely wide enough to contain it, watching ourselves from a distant perspective that takes in the surrounding tranquil sea, en route to board an airplane that floats like a balloon and diligently transports commuters across the ocean and back to its point of origin with no stops along the way. A wave passes through and washes us all into blissful nothingness. We're at a camp in a forest that consumes its visitors, but we do not fear it. Our lodge is impenetrable, and those who venture forth and vanish are noted but not mourned. We sometimes walk out through the walls and hide from this esoteric force for no greater reason than the thrill of it. It's always we. There's a woman there, her identity ambiguous and irrelevant, who shares the same fascination with it all. She vanishes too, inevitably, but it only means that day has come. We'll meet again.

    Samples:
    Kettel - Pinch of Peer
    Aphex Twin - Flim
    Air - Alone in Kyoto

    5. The dragons
    I am a mighty warrior on an epic quest for a cool tune to play while I smite my foes.

    Samples:
    Pagan Reign - Novgorodian Folk Dance
    Equilibrium - Blut Im Auge
    The Mountain Goats - Home Again Garden Grove

    6. The meme
    I think my "drunk cat" wore out its welcome on the second run, but I still want to keep it in that general ballpark. Send me something "bad"/ridiculous/hopelessly cliche that still manages to deliver. Metal is fine, but I might be inclined to mark down something in that vein that would be an equally viable cat 5 fit.

    Samples:
    OMC - How Bizarre
    Vitas - 7th Element
    Basshunter - Dota

    7. The furlough
    We've been hyping this day for weeks. Wake up early, rush to get everything packed, and we're off out of town into the countryside, climbing up a dense Appalachian ridge towards the best amusement park you've ever set foot in. The drive is part of the event, all the rivers and forests whirling by you, but we're still just passive observers here. We aren't on our feet yet. The theme is adventurous, but clean and a bit refined. We're in some fantasy hedging on the real experience and setting the stage for the day to come. Glossy folk is a natural fit, though a rock tune that has a lot of momentum without getting its hands dirty can fit.

    Samples:
    Lúnasa - The Morning Nightcap
    The Baltimore Consort - The Mad Buckgoat
    Yuji Yoshino - Days Past (Miki Higashino cover)

    8. The festival
    We've pulled through the gate, the car's unloaded, and it's game on. No time for a sense of adventure and anticipation now. We're too busy living in the dreamy moment of ferris wheels and roller coasters and cotton candy. It's exciting and happy. Often earthy but always celebratory in a way that exceeds normal every-day experience, there's something Dionysian about it. We're driven by the thrill of the moment.

    Samples:
    Xploding Plastix - Dizzy Blonde
    Stary Olsa - Brama
    The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God

    9. The farewell
    And before we know it, the day is done. We showed up at the park as the gates were opening and rotated through every ride so many times we lost count. We've been on our feet for 12 hours and enjoyed ourselves to exhaustion in good company. It all comes back at you at once. Your mind's still in the dream, but you're suddenly cognizant that your body is barely holding itself upright. The millions of tiny lights adorning the attractions float incoherently around you as you stumble along with the herd through the night in a peaceful haze towards the exit.

    Samples:
    Tom Waits - Anywhere I Lay My Head
    Flogging Molly - The Sun Never Shines (On Closed Doors)
    Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel
  2. #2

    Thread: Shad Walrus 2019

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    Owner Of A Lonely Heart Viggorous Ampharos...

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    See first sentence. But I doubt I'd let this...

    See first sentence.

    But I doubt I'd let this sit beyond mid-September
  4. #11

    Thread: Shad Walrus 2019

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    quack

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    5 submissions received so far! I'm going to set...

    5 submissions received so far! I'm going to set an August 31 deadline since this isn't struggling to fill.

    My deadlines have a lot of wiggle room for late submissions, just can't guarantee equal play time beyond that point, and that's usually a disadvantage.
  6. #22

    Thread: Shad Walrus 2019

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    In so far: Ampharos Bunny Fable iaafr...

    In so far:

    Ampharos
    Bunny
    Fable
    iaafr
    Keldeo
    ladd
    LordQuas
    Moose*
    Owner
    Owner2*
    soah
    Zack
    Zarathustra

    * = alts

    Already enough to run it so I'm definitely closing signups Saturday as planned!
  7. #23

    Thread: Shad Walrus 2019

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    Always looking forward to fresh blood in this...

    Quote Originally Posted by nutella (#21)
    would love to try submitting to this!! Just found out about this walrus thing and it is so up my alley
    Always looking forward to fresh blood in this game! A lot of us have each other's styles down to a science.
  8. #26

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    Did I say alt? I meant ultimate. Individuals...

    Did I say alt? I meant ultimate. Individuals whose submissions will be so superior that the rest of the field cannot possibly compete without a handicap.
  9. #30

    Thread: Shad Walrus 2019

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    Update! Ampharos Bunny Fable iaafr Keldeo...

    Update!

    Ampharos
    Bunny
    Fable
    iaafr
    Keldeo
    ladd
    LordQuas
    Moose*
    nutella
    Owner
    Owner2*
    soah
    Zack
    Zack2*
    Zarathustra

    * = alts


    Wow this is a lot of subs. Keep them coming! I had a change of schedule so I realistically won't listen to anything before the 3rd.
  10. #32

    Thread: Shad Walrus 2019

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    THAT'S the pun I was looking for!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chemist1422 (#31)
    you still spelled ults wrong
    THAT'S the pun I was looking for!
  11. #33

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    Ampharos Bunny Chemist1422 Fable iaafr...

    Ampharos
    Bunny
    Chemist1422
    Fable
    iaafr
    Keldeo
    ladd
    LordQuas
    Moose*
    nutella
    Owner
    Owner2*
    soah
    Zack
    Zack2*
    Zarathustra

    * = alts

    @Adam @Newcomb @MF DOOM @Crimson Fox @Viggorous any other works in progress, change in weekend schedule I won't have time to start listening until probably Tuesday but no guarantees I won't dive in after tonight

    Late is still fine but tends to skew down for lack of as much repetition
  12. #34

    Thread: Shad Walrus 2019

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    CrimsonFox even

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    1. Ampharos 2. Bunny 3. Chemist1422 4....

    1. Ampharos
    2. Bunny
    3. Chemist1422
    4. CrimsonFox
    5. Fable
    6. iaafr
    7. Keldeo
    8. ladd
    9. LordQuas
    10. Moose*
    11. nutella
    12. Owner
    13. Owner2*
    14. soah
    15. Zack
    16. Zack2*
    17. Zarathustra

    * = alts

    I might actually cap this at 20 to keep reveals manageable. Nice turnout.
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    1. Ampharos 2. Bunny 3. Chemist1422 4....

    1. Ampharos
    2. Bunny
    3. Chemist1422
    4. CrimsonFox
    5. Fable
    6. iaafr
    7. John Travolta
    8. Keldeo
    9. ladd
    10. LordQuas
    11. Moose**
    12. Newcomb
    13. nutella
    14. Owner
    15. Owner2*
    16. Sentenza
    17. Slimy Soab**
    18. soah
    19. Zack
    20. Zarathustra

    * = alts
    ** = alt personalities
  15. #39

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    am I doing it right now

    am I doing it right now
  16. #40

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    Also that's 20 I'm not taking any more second...

    Also that's 20

    I'm not taking any more second sets by people. Never expected this thing to grow anywhere near this size.

    If you haven't subbed at all yet (I don't know who some of these anonymous accounts are) I'll probably still accept late ones, especially if your name is Roman or Adam <_<
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    The amazing thing is I just put these into my...

    The amazing thing is I just put these into my spreadsheet and only 3 people failed at hiding track titles

    LordQuas was one of them, but Moose nailed it.
  18. #46

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    Moose has always been the better Shad soul...

    Moose has always been the better Shad soul reader.
  19. #48

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    I forgot to ping tane with a reminder. This is...

    I forgot to ping @tane with a reminder. This is an unforgivable crime.
  20. #49

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    Hey I got a cat 1 sub that's deleted on youtube...

    Hey I got a cat 1 sub that's deleted on youtube and I want to try to avoid spoilers where I can help it so in lieu of looking up who subbed it, I'm just going to ask for now:

    The video had a slightly ambiguous title. If you subbed a title track released this year that's about 10 minutes long we're chill. If you meant to sub a different song off that album hit me up. Going to roll with the title track until I've given everything a proper grade.
  21. #50

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    cat 1 has so many great subs o_o;

    cat 1 has so many great subs o_o;
  22. #52

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    Already bought one album. The real reason I...

    Already bought one album.

    The real reason I can't run these more than once a year. >_>
  23. #58

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    If you want I'll still accept stuff! Worst case...

    Quote Originally Posted by Viggorous (#57)
    Sorry Shad I did see you tagged me, but I still forgot to do it. Oh well.
    If you want I'll still accept stuff! Worst case the early ones tank for only getting two spins while everything else had a half dozen to grow on me. No worries if you're busy, just saying I don't really enforce my deadlines.
  24. #59

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    Also cat 1 is pretty well locked in at this...

    Also cat 1 is pretty well locked in at this point, would be comfortable revealing it right now. So at that pace yeah, three weeks sounds about right.
  25. #60

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    cat 2 done

    cat 2 done
  26. #61

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    I might have to split the 3/4 reveals into...

    I might have to split the 3/4 reveals into separate nights. First track random.org chose for me was 16 minutes XD
  27. #62

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    cat 3 done

    cat 3 done
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    cat 4 done Despite my scoring system being...

    cat 4 done

    Despite my scoring system being completely arbitrary, I would appear to be really consistent about it. I just added up the point totals for each finished category minus Moose and ended up with 154.8, 154.2, 150.5, 154.8.
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    Oh, I never updated this with late subs: 1....

    Oh, I never updated this with late subs:

    1. Ampharos
    2. Bunny
    3. Chemist1422
    4. CrimsonFox
    5. Fable
    6. iaafr
    7. John Travolta
    8. Keldeo
    9. ladd
    10. LordQuas
    11. MF DOOM
    12. Moose**
    13. Newcomb
    14. nutella
    15. Owner
    16. Owner2*
    17. Roman
    18. Sentenza
    19. Slimy Soab**
    20. soah
    21. Zack
    22. Zarathustra

    * = alts
    ** = alt personalities
  30. #65

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    cat 5's done

    cat 5's done
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    cat 6 is done and awesome

    cat 6 is done and awesome
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    22 participants if fabulous because it's still...

    22 participants if fabulous because it's still manageable and almost impossible to walk away from a category disappointed.
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    cat 7 is probably the strongest submission pool...

    cat 7 is probably the strongest submission pool I've had so far

    wild because I had the lowest expectations for it
  34. #73

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    cat 7's done

    cat 7's done
  35. #75

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    I'm not sure what I wrote this in reference to...

    This is a song that exists.
    I'm not sure what I wrote this in reference to anymore, but I saw it in my notes and it amused me.
  36. #76

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    8's done Reveals will probably start next...

    8's done

    Reveals will probably start next Monday 9 ESTtish
  37. #77

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    Cat 9 is done enough. First reveal's officially...

    Cat 9 is done enough. First reveal's officially set for 8:30 EST Monday and should continue around that time each night minus weekends until we're done. If for whatever reason almost no one can make it on a particular night, I'll delay.
  38. #78

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    Cool thing about parsing 200 songs in three weeks...

    Cool thing about parsing 200 songs in three weeks is I have almost no memory of the early categories anymore.

    So I can rage as the best subs get robbed right along with the rest of you.
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    What on earth is that avatar

    What on earth is that avatar
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    Ok let's do some silly stats

    Ok let's do some silly stats
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    Previous run results: Walrus 1 Winner: Roman...

    Previous run results:

    Walrus 1
    Winner: Roman
    2nd: Newcomb
    3rd: Visorslash
    4th: Ampharos
    5th: tane

    Walrus 2
    Winner: Newcomb
    2nd: Roman
    3rd: Roman (alt)
    4th: Zarathustra
    5th: LordQuas

    Zack ended up 6th both times.
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    Previous category winners: Newcomb (3) Roman...

    Previous category winners:

    Newcomb (3)
    Roman (3)
    Nego (2)
    Zack (2)
    Adam
    Ampharos
    Kane
    Owner
    Visorslash
    Zarathustra
  43. #84

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    I want to say the strongest categories in this...

    I want to say the strongest categories in this run turned out to be 1, 4, and 9, which is great for the pacing.

    Cats 2 and 7 were pretty dope.

    3 and 5 probably the biggest fails, but I never struggled to find a quality top 10.
  44. #98

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    oh I guess I never actually pinged anyone ...

    oh I guess I never actually pinged anyone

    @Ampharos
    @Bunny
    @Chemist1422
    @CrimsonFox
    @Fable
    @iaafr
    @John Travolta
    @Keldeo
    @ladd
    @LordQuas
    @MF DOOM
    @Newcomb
    @nutella
    @Owner Of A Lonely Heart
    @Roman
    @Sentenza
    @soah
    @Zack

    Reveal's in about 5 minutes lol
  45. #99

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    ok uh starting I think

    ok uh starting I think
  46. #100

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    You know, after Mmmbop

    You know, after Mmmbop
  47. #101

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    1. The beat
    I want to hear some fabulous drumming. Great doesn't always have to be complex. Sometimes it can just be a really passionate performance. Some of my favorite drummers keep it pretty simple but nail the dynamics. Others are masters of complex chaos. I'm down for either. Focus is on execution; if a human isn't playing it, it better at least sound convincingly like one could be.
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    22nd place: Moose Not YMCA Rats...

    22nd place:

    Moose

    Not YMCA Rats

    Never heard a mouse kick a bass drum that hard in my life. Feels like it's my birthday today.

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  49. #103

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    21st place: Chemist Gareth Coker -...

    21st place:

    Chemist

    Gareth Coker - Restoring the Light, Facing the Dark (Hydra Remix)

    This is obviously programmed and I feel I need to dock it hard for that. Performance was a key element, and I made that clear in the write-up. The drumming in this isn't just synthetic, it's really basic synthetic. You still managed to hit my vgm sweet spot and that spares it a point or two. Hard cat fail on a fun but not super memorable tune.

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  50. #105

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    20th place: Owner Lumé - Young Man...

    20th place:

    Owner

    Lumé - Young Man

    Fun groove, and the beat's obviously what drives it. I feel like the category was misunderstood here though. I could play this given a weekend with a drum set and nothing better to do. Misses the performance aspect.

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