At 2/4/13 09:10 PM, ZipZipper wrote:
At 2/4/13 06:10 PM, TroisNyxEtienne wrote:
But there's something I want to share with you: ultimately, what are you there to convey? What defines *you*? If you had a little bit of time to share something, what would you do?So it's the stress you had that represents your push. You were discussing how you weren't going to make it, yet during the final moments you pushed through and made something self-representative; splendorworthy.
I say this as encouragement so that when you enter another competition, you'll be able to put that as the focus during a competition. That you aren't going to give up is a good sign in itself, and I commend you. We learn in things like these, and I have confidence you'll be able to draw something from this too.
I thought I conveyed who I was quite clearly, and it was my main focus to show myself to the fullest. I think that shows in my originality score. The problem is...there wasn't enough backing up the idea? Not enough quality in the backing up of the idea? Idea too weird? Whatever. It is what is is. The future holds another greatest song ever.
Strangely enough, I did say in the contest thread (I mean the one for the submissions, not the discussion thread) that this wasn't going to be my best piece ever. And then someone sorta said in response to what I said, this: "Makes song about himself. Does not want it to be his best piece. I am confused." I still maintain that I want my best piece ever to be a Mass setting, hands down. This competition-like setting isn't going to be the best backdrop for that piece, and besides, I cannot force it -- this is something that I want to well up from within.
That doesn't mean I didn't let this current submission well up from within. TBH, was I expecting to be top? Not really, no. Was I even expecting to beat deadlyfishes of all people? I wasn't even imagining it.
(I have listened to your piece, by the way -- review coming shortly.)