At 11/12/11 02:22 PM, Supersteph54 wrote:
At 11/12/11 01:34 PM, zelazon wrote:
Implying something would mean that I'm not explicitly stating anything... I'm explicitly stating that I'm not submitting anything to these competitions anymore.I don't think you should be discouraged. I wasn't picked either (in fact I've never even come close to winning any Newgrounds competitions) but I'm perfectly OK with it and whenever possible I'll still take part in competitions in the future.
It's just an opportunity to push yourself into making great new music, improving and having a bit of fun in the process :3
It isn't the fact that I don't believe that some of these submission aren't very good... I believe that some of the submission are very well done (I've listened to all of them)... It's just the reviews themselves don't really validate a good basis of the scores, because after looking on a few of the other threads where reviews were necessary, people couldn't go beyond their biases to submit a fully detailed reviews that actually makes sense of the score they gave.
And it's discouraging, because most of the time only perfect score will go towards those biases. I'm sorry, but a lot of people on this site DON'T know how to make a good, cohesive review, so people end up not knowing why the got the score they received. At the same time, I realize it's hard to give a full detailed review for every song that comes out (even I'm guilty of this at times), but when it comes to a competition, you have to be equally considerate of people work and put as much effort as you can into it.
And it's that reason why I'm exiting from the competition. I know for fact that my songs will always be different. Many people try to emphasize that my songs are like video game songs (which there's a certain foundation to it), but they aren't that. They're a mix of a lot of genres, and trying to get people to like my songs has always been a uphill battle for me. I know when I enter into these (or any other contest for the matter) I'll always be disadvantaged because people don't know how to go beyond the biases. And unless someone can give me good reason to understand these ideas differently, there's no point in entering anymore.