If you guys are looking for a bit of mayhem, you're in the right place. This walrus will be slightly unusual in that the judge is deaf and her music tastes are fairly obscure - we'll see how this goes!
A bit of background for those confused by the "deaf" comment: I am 100% deaf in both ears and use bilateral cochlear implants. Cochlear implants are not to be confused with hearing aids as hearing aids do not require surgical implantation. If anyone's more curious about this, feel free to ask questions. I don't bite
Now, if I use cochlear implants, how do I listen to music? Glad you asked! I got a cochlear implant update about a year ago and the fantastic thing about this model is that it has bluetooth capabilities - as in I can stream audio from my phone directly to my implants. The only downside is that I have not yet figured out how to make it work on my computer because it requires a specific app.
So, considering my unique circumstances, I do ask that all song submissions have lyrics that are relatively easy to look up. And are mobile friendly.
Enough rambling, let's get into the good stuff.
Since I am deaf, I have found it hard to expand my music tastes from what I am familiar with and used to. Therefore, I've decided that having a bunch of strangers on the internet sending me songs is the perfect way to expand my horizons. Nothing could possibly go wrong with that.
How To Submit
I'll take submissions through PM on here or on discord. My discord username is the same as my username here.
No alts will be accepted.
Because I am a benevolent host, and because I happen to be posting this the same day that Keldeo posted his sign ups (he said it was okay before you start coming at me), I'm making the submission deadline March 31st. The reveal will be roughly a week later. You have my permission to spam me with pings if I happen to take longer than that.
What I'll Accept
I'm not excluding anything because the whole point of this is to expose me to new types of music, so have at it. Within reason. No making all seven of your songs metal to troll me (looking at you Shad).
What I Currently Listen To
Acapella, Hamilton, country, folk music, etc
I told you my music tastes are weird. Don't judge me.
I want seven songs from each person submitting. You do not have to do one per category, just make it seven songs and I'll be happy. Why seven? It's my favorite number. Deadline is March 31st, no exceptions. Please make sure you tell me which song you are submitting to which category.
1. Foreign languages
Send me a song that is sung in any language other than English. If you can get some instruments in there that aren't usually in english songs please do.
2. Songs inspired by books
Stretch the interpretation of this one as much as you want. If you can justify it to me and have it make sense I'll take it. I'm a well known bibliophile so I just had to throw this in here. Oh, or songs that inspired books. I'll take that too.
3. Songs that make you want to cry
I'm in need of a good cry. Make it happen.
4. Folk Songs
Doesn't matter what culture or country it originates from. You're mafia players, get creative.
5. A song about a deep topic
I'm purposely making this one broad. Bonus points for triggering an existential crisis.
6. Songs about nature
Human nature or nature nature, take your pick. Ode to the West Wind comes to mind, even though that's a poem. Eh, it still fits the category.
7. Free category
I might regret having a free category but here you go. The one stipulation is that you're only allowed to have one song in your submission be in the free category.
I'll rank the songs in each category and whichever song got last place will get 1 point, with 1 pt increases for each increase in rank up until the top song.
1. KnightsOfCydonia (subbed)
2. nutella (subbed)
4. LordQuas (subbed)
5. starryeyeddream (subbed)
6. cl. (subbed)
8. gbsfranca (subbed)
10. BLOODYRAIN10001 (subbed)
11. Puns ltd (subbed)
12. smilefires (subbed)
13. Jalandh (subbed)
14. M Plus 7 (subbed)
15. iaafr (subbed)
16. shubaka17 (subbed)
17. Moonious (subbed)
18. Zinnia (subbed)
19. silmarils (subbed)
20. Visorslash (subbed)
21. Owner of A Lonely Heart (subbed)
This is my first walrus, so if you have any questions, comments, or critiques about anything I've outlined here, don't hesitate to let me know.
Also, if you feel like a category might not get enough interest and want to recommend a different one feel free.
A note to anyone playing in the mash: reveals will be over before the mash starts.