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    Walquas

    Walquas


    Yes you read that right, against my perhaps better judgement I will be running another walrus directly after the conclusion of my last one.

    What is a walrus?
    For those not in the know, a walrus is music game where you submit songs that you think I'll like according to categories ("cats") that I choose. I'll score and rank the songs and give points accordingly.

    Cat 1: Yakushima National Park

    A dense lichen covered forest. Mystery lurks around every corner. Ancient gods slumber beneath thousand year old trees, nature sprawls untouched by human hands, sharp cliffs make it clear though that this is no kindly and gentle nature, at least not always. Send me a song that embodies the wonder and mystery of a forest such as this.

    Examples
    Cân Bardd - Crépuscule
    Joe Hisaishi - Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa (Opening)
    Donkey Kong Country 2 - Swamp Theme


    Cat 2: Nyiragongo

    A bubbling volcanic lake. The eruption is inevitable, you may not know when it's going to happen, but it WILL happen. The sky lights up orange at night, it's like a second sun. Visible from space, you sit nearby nervously, hoping nothing goes wrong. But it's a beautiful sight nonetheless. Send me a song that conveys a sense of nervousness and anxiety, something about a volcano just ready to bubble over before the eruption, ideally something raw and primal too.

    Examples
    Yoshinori Hayashi - Chember
    Gorillaz - Fire Coming Out Of The Monkey's Head
    Rafael Anton Irisarri - Fright And Control


    Cats 3-6: The Hemispheres


    Pretty self explanatory cats, send me something from a band from each hemisphere. A few special rules / disputes over which hemisphere a country is in exist though so I will address these below. Nunatak was the only band you can argue are from Antarctica, and I discovered them while looking at this, so they are banned. If you find another Antarctica band, they are also banned. Sorry. Colonies/overseas territories/whatever will count will the colony/overseas territory/whatever is, not where the home country is. Finally, I'm not saying I'm going to give bonus points to people who submit music from more unorthodox countries, but I will probably be more inclined to break ties in their direction and such.
    Cat 3: Northwest Hemisphere
    Any band from the United States is BANNED in this cat. Colombia, the UK, Spain, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Ghana are in the Northwest Hemisphere.
    Cat 4: Southwest Hemisphere
    Brazil and Ecuador are in the Southwest Hemisphere.
    Cat 5: Northeast Hemisphere
    France, Algeria, Uganda, Kenya, and Somalia are in the Northeast Hemisphere.
    Cat 6: Southeast Hemisphere
    Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Indonesia are in the Southeast Hemisphere.


    Cat 7: Emergence Of An Imposing, Otherworldly Being
    Exactly what the name says
    Murmuüre - Reincarnate
    Nadja - In The Shadow Of The Wing Of The Thing Too Great To Be Seen
    Lingua Ignota - THE HEART OF MAN
    (Moose snuck this one in) Crazy Frog - Axel F

    Scoring?
    I'm going to just assign individual songs scores in 0.5 intervals. Overall rankings will be determined just by the inverse of placement (i.e. if I have 16 submissions and Cat 1 you get 3rd you would get 14 points). No bonus points, no catfit points, no strict familiarity punishment (though I am much more likely to give a better score to something I've never heard). I will dock you if I think you severely miss the catfit, and might intuitively bump you up if I think you nail it, but I'm usually pretty lenient with it. Reminder that I essentially grade on a curve so scores don't always transfer well between cats (esp in the 6-8 range).

    Tastes
    I just ran a walrus if you want to go check that out, feel free. But other than that I'm pretty much down to experiment with anything. I tend to heavily favor songs / artists I haven't heard before, or at least not much.

    Submissions
    I'm going to try to do this anonymously because that was hella fun last time, which means either submit on forum OR just make sure on discord to surround your links with ``` ``` or < > brackets to remove the preview so I don't know what you sent. August 1st would be preferable but I'm going to be a bit AWOL until then and I want to make sure I'm round to check with people, so as a result
    Submissions are due by AUGUST 8TH.

    Reveal
    Same as last time I'm going to try to do a 1 week reveal. This time there's 7 cats, so one reveal per night for a week. I also don't have to rush off and make sure I finish by a deadline this time. If it was up to me I wouldn't have revealed for another couple weeks, but what can you do, irl takes priority. Expect a similar amount of time, maybe a little faster since I had to rush a bit on the last couple cats but I'm gonna be a little burned out. Reveal by the end of the calendar year would be what I'm shooting for but no promises.

    Alt Rules
    Just gonna drop a blanket "no" for alts this time, but if you really want to DM me and I'll probably say yes if you have a reason for it that isn't "I just want to submit more songs."

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    Last edited by nutella; June 21st, 2022 at 12:53 PM. Reason: fixed dk swamp link
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    yes i know i haven't finished doing the forum writeups for my last one i'm doin that tonight
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    i am going to remember to join this one
    DM Mixolydia#8907 on Discord with any suggestions/comments/complaints/unwarranted compliments (you'll need to friend request me first)
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    Time to rank even lower while trying even harder to use the information I now have from the reveal.

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    Will submit, just in case there's a limit to players
    So you're going by "MafiaUniverse" now nerd? Haha whats up douche bag, it's Tanner from Highschool. Remember me? Me and the guys used to give you a hard time in school. Sorry you were just an easy target lol. I can see not much has changed. Remember Sarah the girl you had a crush on? Yeah we're married now. I make over 200k a year and drive a mustang GT. I guess some things never change huh loser? Nice catching up lol. Pathetic..

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    /in
    So you're going by "MafiaUniverse" now nerd? Haha whats up douche bag, it's Tanner from Highschool. Remember me? Me and the guys used to give you a hard time in school. Sorry you were just an easy target lol. I can see not much has changed. Remember Sarah the girl you had a crush on? Yeah we're married now. I make over 200k a year and drive a mustang GT. I guess some things never change huh loser? Nice catching up lol. Pathetic..

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    also, very expressive categories!
    So you're going by "MafiaUniverse" now nerd? Haha whats up douche bag, it's Tanner from Highschool. Remember me? Me and the guys used to give you a hard time in school. Sorry you were just an easy target lol. I can see not much has changed. Remember Sarah the girl you had a crush on? Yeah we're married now. I make over 200k a year and drive a mustang GT. I guess some things never change huh loser? Nice catching up lol. Pathetic..

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    Low Hanging Fruit LordQuas's Avatar Game Manager
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanner_FromHighschool (#11)
    also, very expressive categories!
    @Tanner_FromHighschool is this a panga reference
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    The hemisphere one is my thing

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    /in i love the forest one hype
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    im subbing obv

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    /in guaranteed

    will actually read the categories later

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    Are we going by the artist's nationality or domicile?


    /in

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    Quote Originally Posted by soah (#17)
    Are we going by the artist's nationality or domicile?


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    Was going to ask that too

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    Quote Originally Posted by soah (#17)
    Are we going by the artist's nationality or domicile?


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    domicile at time of release
    Last edited by LordQuas; June 21st, 2022 at 01:50 PM.
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    Can I get pinged for reveals and such without participating?

    Also why isn't this called a Qualrus?
    You can tell I'm a top-tier player because I can reliably trick people with 50x the mafia experience into thinking I'm scum.

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    Oho. Interesting.

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    Are bands that moved to the US from the US or from their country of origin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordQuas (#12)
    Quote Originally Posted by Tanner_FromHighschool (#11)
    also, very expressive categories!
    @Tanner_FromHighschool is this a panga reference
    No, I don't know what that is sorry!

    @LordQuas Do you have any overplayed artists that someone else would "ban" in a Walrus? Top 10?
    So you're going by "MafiaUniverse" now nerd? Haha whats up douche bag, it's Tanner from Highschool. Remember me? Me and the guys used to give you a hard time in school. Sorry you were just an easy target lol. I can see not much has changed. Remember Sarah the girl you had a crush on? Yeah we're married now. I make over 200k a year and drive a mustang GT. I guess some things never change huh loser? Nice catching up lol. Pathetic..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chocolate Teapot (#20)
    Can I get pinged for reveals and such without participating?

    Also why isn't this called a Qualrus?
    yes and i used that name in the past already
    Quote Originally Posted by Tanner_FromHighschool (#23)
    Quote Originally Posted by LordQuas (#12)
    Quote Originally Posted by Tanner_FromHighschool (#11)
    also, very expressive categories!
    yes and that name was used
    @Tanner_FromHighschool is this a panga reference
    No, I don't know what that is sorry!

    @LordQuas Do you have any overplayed artists that someone else would "ban" in a Walrus? Top 10?
    uh you can look at past walruses ive ran or subbed to get an idea but just try your best. i wont like absolutely tank someone for sending something i know
    Last edited by LordQuas; June 26th, 2022 at 08:22 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordQuas (#24)
    Quote Originally Posted by Chocolate Teapot (#20)
    Can I get pinged for reveals and such without participating?

    Also why isn't this called a Qualrus?
    yes and i used that name in the past already
    Note me down for just the reveals then please
    You can tell I'm a top-tier player because I can reliably trick people with 50x the mafia experience into thinking I'm scum.

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