WALRUS SQUARED (feat. me and hellbooks)

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Post Post #0  (isolation #0)  » Sun May 02, 2021 5:59 pm

me and hellbooks are doing a walrus together!

  1. submit songs in these categories
  2. i will listen to them and hellbooks will too
  3. we give them scores
  4. probably will be doing listening events on discord like schadd (we havent talked about this yet)
  5. that's how this works!

Spoiler: should i submit for this?
yes

Spoiler: how/what do i submit?
submit music! try not to make it super long. keep it anonymous so we can be surprised. i don't know what hellbooks will do, but i will be trying to guess who'se was what, and if im right, you lose .05 points

youtube links are preferred so that we dont remember who submitted what. indicate which category each submission belongs to like on a list. you don't have to submit it all at once, and can switch it up until deadline.

send to me and/or her via pm or discord or whatever. :!: just be careful about how discord likes to preview links :!:

Spoiler: give me points!
we will each be scoring out of 5 maximum points. then, our scores will add together to make a bigger score.

i will be scoring with no consistency. i'll make it up as i go along. both my overall enjoyment and catfittedness will factor into it.

you get bonus points for being in our personal top threes. you can get the bonus for both top threes if your so lucky!!

we forgot to consult on this, but i am using emergency powers to declare that your lowest scoring submission wont count.

i dont know how hb is scoring dont ask me!

and these are the categorizations;

Spoiler: focus on tris
NOTE: in this cat i will be scoring out of 7.5 leaving 2.5 for my friend. the tables are turned in the next cat!

i was about to rework this section of describing what i like, but then something came up, so i'll edit it in soon.

Spoiler: focus on hellbooks
- i like energetic jazz and jazz fusion AND pop AND folk AND hiphop AND r&b AND electronic AND throwback alt-rock AND most other genres.
- i like korean music, but if it's a kpop song with a cheesy rap verse or one dude with a guitar you might be working at a slight deficit.
- i like music that is introductory to an interesting space, whether that's introducing me to a new musical style or idea, and so on.
- i like sad and gay songs, and relatedly songs that i can think about emotion or love to.
- i like noisy stuff & screaming is usually fine. but some region of noise is so intense as to be unpalatable. mushshagana did a great job at submitting noisy music that i like a lot in schadd's walrus
- i like cocteau twins but usually songs that are too much like cocteau twins just make me want to listen to cocteau twins.
- i like songs that manage to do a lot with a very small amount of musical ideas or samples.
- i like artsy shit. probably an important guiding fact. some people who have song gamed with me describe my music taste as "lesbian."

Spoiler: paired
TRIS: give me two songs here!! i want these songs to be ~connected~. they should fit well together.
MUST NOT BE ALREADY CONNECTED (e.g. same artist, same album, both being from homestuck, whatever)

HELLBY: some songs that interact really well -- they can be in conflict or in support of each other.
if i should listen to the songs in a certain order, for example in service of the transition between the two tracks, please let me know and i will.

Spoiler: wandering
TRIS: my mind wants to wander. it does that a lot, but this time it wants to wander with a musical guide. can your submission do that??!

HELLBY: what tris said. the song can be really thought provoking or just have a general exploratory/ambling vibe

Spoiler: space
TRIS: you know what space is right? it's got lots of stars and other things. that's what this category is about.

HELLBY: things that are explicitly about space are good but i would also be preferential to songs that are indirectly evocative of space in a creative or cool way

Spoiler: avatars
TRIS: this is my cat lena. she's yawning in this picture, but i want you to forget that. pretend that she's yowling. then go find music with that in mind.
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HELLBY: i will instead be evaluating this cat based on this picture of a fox that was given to me at one point. the fox is best friends with lena
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Spoiler: piano
TRIS: i enjoy the piano. some people have made some very good music with a piano! it's nice when the piano compliments whatever else is in the song. pianos have a wide range of expression.

HELLBY: songs where the piano is creatively or interestingly good. good music that is just piano will also be great but possibly not exceptional. feel free to take a risk tho.
btw, doesn't have to be a real piano. for example, that sort of fake tinny piano that is used a lot in jpop, i love that patch.

Spoiler: makes us smile
TRIS: if i smile when i listen to the song, you've succeeded. it doesn't have to be a big smile. a small smile can be very good too!

HELLBY: if it makes tris smile it will probably make me smile

final note by TRISH: i sign onto all of the things that HELLBY: added.

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Post Post #5  (isolation #1)  » Sun May 02, 2021 6:41 pm

oh yeah. i forgot to mention some of those things, thanks for remembering for me
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Post Post #7  (isolation #2)  » Sun May 02, 2021 6:44 pm

yeah, that was another thing i forgot to add.
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Post Post #14  (isolation #3)  » Sun May 02, 2021 9:06 pm

wow! cool!
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Post Post #18  (isolation #4)  » Sun May 02, 2021 11:53 pm

In post 1, SleepyKrew wrote:final note by TRISH: i sign onto all of the things that HELLBY: added.

i don't understand what you meant by this, but SURE
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Post Post #19  (isolation #5)  » Sun May 02, 2021 11:55 pm

OH i said the word sign
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Post Post #36  (isolation #6)  » Tue May 04, 2021 10:13 am

In post 35, Sirius9121 wrote:
In post 0, tris wrote:[spoiler=focus on tris]NOTE: in this cat i will be scoring out of 7.5 leaving 2.5 for my friend. the tables are turned in the next cat!

i was about to rework this section of describing what i like, but then something came up, so i'll edit it in soon.

finish this?

ahhhhh. sorry. i was going through a lot the last couple days. ii'll get to it
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Post Post #46  (isolation #7)  » Wed May 05, 2021 7:50 pm

incoming!!!!
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Post Post #47  (isolation #8)  » Wed May 05, 2021 8:05 pm

In post 42, Panzerjager wrote:It's cool, I got it.

Spoiler: Tris' likes
in this category, quite simply, the catfit points just amplify the enjoyment points. so i'll try to help you figure out what songs i like!

these are my favorite albums. these are my favorite songs. (dont submit those exact ones.)

i like songs that are experimental, or artsy, or present me with something i haven't experienced before. here is a song that did that recently. heres another

i like songs that make interesting use of electronics, especially when they result in a distinctly human feeling. this song does that. (NOISE WARNING) this song does that too.

i like songs that feel like they have a lot of moving parts. this song does. this song does too.

i like songs that are emotive. here's a song that's very tense and sorrowful. here's a song that's very loving.

i like songs that are either very active or rather sparse. here's an active song. here's a more sparse song.

i like pop music

i think you meant to quote
Spoiler:
- i like energetic jazz and jazz fusion AND pop AND folk AND hiphop AND r&b AND electronic AND throwback alt-rock AND most other genres.
- i like korean music, but if it's a kpop song with a cheesy rap verse or one dude with a guitar you might be working at a slight deficit.
- i like music that is introductory to an interesting space, whether that's introducing me to a new musical style or idea, and so on.
- i like sad and gay songs, and relatedly songs that i can think about emotion or love to.
- i like noisy stuff & screaming is usually fine. but some region of noise is so intense as to be unpalatable. mushshagana did a great job at submitting noisy music that i like a lot in schadd's walrus
- i like cocteau twins but usually songs that are too much like cocteau twins just make me want to listen to cocteau twins.
- i like songs that manage to do a lot with a very small amount of musical ideas or samples.
- i like artsy shit. probably an important guiding fact. some people who have song gamed with me describe my music taste as "lesbian."
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Post Post #48  (isolation #9)  » Wed May 05, 2021 8:06 pm

seriously tho, almost all of that applies to me as well minus the line about korean music and i haven't gotten into cocteau twins.

(still got a post incoming)
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Post Post #50  (isolation #10)  » Wed May 05, 2021 8:46 pm

i object. i need one more hour
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Post Post #61  (isolation #11)  » Wed May 05, 2021 9:30 pm

these are some artists that i like and example songs

070 shake - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDZHpR-lJhs
allan petterson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMG-QHu5QFs (warning: long!)
big thief - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1QlOfYxykI
boards of canada - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAM7OeFpgoE
candy claws - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbgsWLMGHas
caroline shaw - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab4zTQEsnBk (has four sections, but i'm linking the big long thing)
fka twigs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9SMglWHKfQ
genesis - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD5engyVXe0
gentle giant - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i24NjljMcM
hania rani - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WGm_sXIFpg
imogen heap - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYIAfiVGluk
jambinai - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcXWg3RAdN0
kate nv - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMqsRAnPl6c
katie dey - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Qag3miy2U
kendrick lamar - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQtFTqh1mwM
lemon demon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPMnIymc3Cs
lena raine (celeste soundtrack) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rwAvUvvQzQ (this is long because it plays the music for the different parts of the level)
maricka hackman - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ9F8dNmVwc
mary latimore - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGfbi1zvm9g
mouse on the keys - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aTzpIyugkU
noname - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVah-Ep_sCM
peter gabriel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B94c6CRcwU
portishead - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7KkhwLUe00
regina spektor - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVBMHnF-gPk
serial experiments lain soundtrack - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZpxVe0mUXM
st. vincent - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sfrCVYZV7k
talking heads - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY-eD7cigIY
tenniscoats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM-d7nmzrTY
tori amos - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Croz1_USr3U
tricot - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6rxGmvQPLU
tune-yards - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4I9_9L1G5Q
""homestuck"" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktuDYYtbs2s

not totally comprehensive.

dont submit any of these people btw.
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Post Post #63  (isolation #12)  » Wed May 05, 2021 9:51 pm

oh no
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Post Post #71  (isolation #13)  » Wed May 12, 2021 5:20 am

um, why am i awake right now!!

i like music.
i like music with interesting cool sounds.
many electronic sounds are cool
the imperfections of irl instruments are also cool
breathing is really cool!!!!
i like it when those sounds interact in cool or subtle ways .
i famously like music that takes a while to get going/ but i also can like music that doesn;t.
i often like repetition with subtle variations.

i like it when a singer feels like theyr feeling something
the music i like doesnt have to be all complicated or whatever. it can be simple too. especialy if the last line is true or if its fun

i like dissonance. (or not dissonance)

i like to get lost in the music; so that my mind doesnt have to go in circles like it often does.

i like music by lesbians
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Post Post #74  (isolation #14)  » Wed May 12, 2021 5:09 pm

i just listened to a song that could fit three cats in it at once
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Post Post #80  (isolation #15)  » Fri May 14, 2021 12:00 pm

yeah, just send one of us the links with their categories and i'll try not to memorize the urls
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Post Post #82  (isolation #16)  » Wed May 19, 2021 6:31 pm

uh oh. i might need an extension. :oops:
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Post Post #83  (isolation #17)  » Wed May 19, 2021 6:34 pm

In post 284, tris wrote:as a prize for getting the most points, hellbooks gets +.1 points from me in our walrus


also; i am now jelous of hellbe's success so i'm changing this into -.1
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Post Post #88  (isolation #18)  » Thu May 20, 2021 10:05 am

i'm even later!!
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Post Post #90  (isolation #19)  » Thu May 20, 2021 2:31 pm

deadline is extended by order of trif!!!!

a week more?
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Post Post #102  (isolation #20)  » Sat May 22, 2021 11:03 am

oh no! i will treasure your submissions even more then.
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Post Post #103  (isolation #21)  » Sat May 22, 2021 11:04 am

In post 100, Sirius9121 wrote:wait whats the deadline

next thursday possibly
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Post Post #106  (isolation #22)  » Fri May 28, 2021 7:42 pm

i'm glad to hear that.
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Post Post #108  (isolation #23)  » Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:14 pm

we've mutually promised eachother to get our submissions to each other sometime today.
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Post Post #110  (isolation #24)  » Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:20 pm

yea, we fashionably be in last place
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Post Post #112  (isolation #25)  » Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:10 pm

my sources tell me that sometime next weekend, there will be an opportunity to listen to a selection of music with a theme of wandering chosen by all of you beautiful people.
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Post Post #114  (isolation #26)  » Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:21 pm

submit soon if you want!!!!
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Post Post #115  (isolation #27)  » Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:24 pm

before monday should be fine
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Post Post #117  (isolation #28)  » Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:12 pm

that too
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Post Post #119  (isolation #29)  » Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:39 pm

yay!!
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Post Post #120  (isolation #30)  » Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:27 am

depending on how soon you can get a submission in, we may or may not have time to include your wandering submission. if not, that will just be the cat we drop for you (and hopefully it lands on it's feet)
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Post Post #122  (isolation #31)  » Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:49 am

sunday 12:00 PM PDT, that's when.

come join us on discord, and listen, and see the numbers and comments we give to your songs.

(expired on 2021-06-13 12:00:00)
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Post Post #127  (isolation #32)  » Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:43 am

yeah. i hope you get to make future one's!
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Post Post #128  (isolation #33)  » Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:53 pm

soon!
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Post Post #129  (isolation #34)  » Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:01 pm

countdown was wrong!!!!! sorry
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Post Post #130  (isolation #35)  » Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:02 pm

it should be now unless people want to delay
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Post Post #132  (isolation #36)  » Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:54 pm

wanderering
Spoiler: 1st matmos - goodnight loving bose ikard ; CHEETORY6
(tris: 3rd // hellbooks: 3rd)
18.9
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocWhVR3l4WA

~~hb~~
LIKE: 6.0 [4.5/5]
CATFIT: 2
UNFAMILIARITY: -0.1
SUSPECTED USER: schadd (United States bootleg version of Liz Fraser)
ACTUAL USER: aaaargh i got keely and schadd switched
PLAYLIST POINTS: 0.4
MEDAL FOR BEST TRACK NAME: yes

9.3 (8.3 + 1 for 3rd place)

Decided that if I've listened to an album by a band before I'll have to dock it at least 0.1 points even if I don't know/remember a lot about them or their situation. The title is like a United States bootleg version of Cocteau Twins titles. Also I do really like this mashup of sounds, like the percussion has a strong "indoors" feeling of like closely packed slappin' and tappin' sounds while the guitar and whistling and low train whistle definitely is working to create a tapestry of the outdoor Americana. Beyond the acoustics the structure of the song start to finish has a strong adventurousness for the sake of adventure that I must rate highly, but I must also acknowledge the strong gravitational pull of the groove that prevents it from having that full wandering feel.

I added this song to one of my favorite playlists which is named after a baths lyric ("you and I invent the ballroom")

~~t~~
ooh. i love all these instruments bumping along coming in and doing their thing. i'm not sure how to put this song into words. it has a unique mood. i guess it's like a one-person parade strolling down a tunnel?
8.6
guess; shaft.ed WRONG +1=9.6

Spoiler: 2nd clark - everlane ; SCHADD
(tris: 1st // hellbooks: tied 5th)
18.4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfpF9DapEyg

~~hb~~
LIKE: 5 [4/5]
CATFIT: 2.1
UNFAMILIARITY: -0.1
IS THIS ARTIST ON SCHADD'S LIST: i would believe yes
SUSPECTED USER: cheetory6
ACTUAL USER: schadd. you're kidding me. i even said-

7.0

This song would have smashed the Vivid Place catfit in my books (hell's books), it feels like walking through a tunnel that is lit by these bright blue and purple crystals. I thought very hard about how wide and expansive such a tunnel would be to facilitate wandering and I decided that even just the act of looking around and experiencing all the crystals is very wanderous (and wondrous!) in an interesting way.

~~t~~
amazing. i feel this song in my soul. it's so comforting and relaxing. everytime i listen to it, i feel like closing my eyes and drifting off into a trance. i want to let this wave of sound wash over me and carry me off into wherever it's going. it's got a lot of cool texture. i love this so much that i adjusted my conception of the wandering category to fit it. this was initially more floaty than wandery to me, but now i accept it as fully wandering but in a very drifty way. it's so good. thank you so much for this music.
9.5 + 2 = 11.5
guess; schadd -.1=9.4+2=11.4

Spoiler: 3rd the nighty night - this silly bag ; MUSHSHAGANA
(tris: 11th // hellbooks: 1st)
17.3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TktI2gjsu0I

~~hb~~
LIKE: 6.5 [4.7 w.d.]
CATFIT: 2.2
UNFAMILIARITY: 0
SUSPECTED USER: mushshagana
ACTUAL USER: mushshagana (-0.1)
PLAYLIST POINTS: 0.3

10.9 (8.9 + 2 for 1st place)

The bass kick made me go like CLOSER??? by THE NINE INCH NAILS??? I like the horrid creaking. This title is like a Cocteau Twins title. The pan out to evil acoustic literally made me gasp. I have a feeling this is going to be the first case in point about the anticipated phenomenon of MUSHSHAGANA being a crucial beloved submitter of mines. [Note to self: take out that last sentence if this is not MUSHSHAGANA] [Note to self: don't actually do this]. Sorry i was too busy liking the song to talk to the catfit let me do that... umm... the lyrics give me a strong sense of being lost, both of body and of mind, which i found to be really affecting, and it felt like the song was struggling to find itself (in a good way!)

The bonus points are for a playlist of songs that have a certain intensity (can also be like Pop Intensity) with a lot of room for a specific 2AM brand of unfocused thinking about emotions. it is right before the song gnaw by Rat

~~t~~
this song doesn't give me much wandering feeling. and, because i'm coming at this from a wandering mindset, i'm having difficulty evaluating it in other ways. it sits on a different level that i am not accessing right now. it seems interesting, but i coming at it from the wrong angle.
6.5
guess; MUSHSHAGANA -.1=6.4

Spoiler: 4th knut sönstevold - fantasy, op. 86 ; SHAFT.ED
(tris: 4th // hellbooks: tied 5th)
15.5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72h1L2ys2LU

~~hb~~
LIKE: 4.6 [3.8/5]
CATFIT: 2.4
UNFAMILIARITY: 0
SUSPECTED USER: tris
ACTUAL USER: shafty
MEDAL FOR BEST ARTIST NAME: yes

7.0

I was kind of hoping that we would see more instruments join the fray like side characters joining the hero on her winding path (see: buried giant from tris restless song) but even without that the way that the song takes slow steps upwards and then fluttery steps downwards is really evocative of a pleasant directionlessness. Also this guy's name rules

~~t~~
the bassoon wanders. i like it. it sounds like it's having a lot of fun! i'd like to go join it! it goes through a bunch of cool moods. if i listen to this enough, i might become fluent in this bassoon language.
8.5
guess; cheetory WRONG

Spoiler: 5th cusco - waters of cesme ; ISIS
(tris: 8th // hellbooks 4th)
15.4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyuHElsmvJ4

~~hb~~
LIKE: 5.6 [4.3/5]
CATFIT: 2
UNFAMILIARITY: 0.3
SUSPECTED USER: no idea. chevre
ACTUAL USER: aaaaaargh i got chevre and isis switched!!!!!!!

7.9

Similarly to Crystal Sword this kind of has a journeyman's song aesthetic to it. it reminds me of horses and i like horses. it makes me want to like run around. i listened to it a lot while walking this week. that combined with a strong new wave sensibility. It's really quite incredibly nice and unknowably compelling. I feel compelled to give an additional 0.3 points of unfamiliarity due to the total loss as to what this would be and who it would come from and when it was made. like literally what is this

~~t~~
yes, this wanders. we're skipping down the road and stuff. it's cool. i think it needs a little more something, but it's fine.
7.5
guess; chevre WRONG

Spoiler: 6th brian eno - golden hours ; DAVSTO
(tris: 5th // hellbooks: 7th)
15.2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xkwi8N7Ghw8

~~hb~~
LIKE: 5.2 (4.1/5)
CATFIT: 1.8
UNFAMILIARITY: 0
SUSPECTED USER: davsto
ACTUAL USER: davsto (-0.1)
MEDAL FOR GETTING 6.9 POINTS: yes

6.9

I think this is an affecting and sentimental song about awareness. I like the way that the guitar kind of pushes against and past the strict timing of the synth pulses, therein is what I see as the most catfitting aspect of the song. as for my high enjoyment of this song... honestly it like hugely grew on me by the third or fourth listen. i like his throaty voice and i like whenever it resolves and pushes past the resolution without looking back.

~~t~~
clickity clack. i love it when those interject. i think someone's brain is wandering or something. we're clearly drifting off somewhere. i like the bloup bloups that plod along the whole time. and there's some wandering piano in here too. i like how quiet it is. there's a lot of little things scurrying around.
8.4
guess; davsto -.1=8.3

Spoiler: 7th ian taylor - crystal sword ; CHEVRE
(tris: 6th // hellbooks: 9th)
14.3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mClWt5rTKLg

~~hb~~
LIKE: 4.5 [3.7 w.d.]
CATFIT: 1.5
UNFAMILIARITY: 0.2
SUSPECTED USER: isis
ACTUAL USER: chevre
APOLOGY POINTS: 0.1

6.3

I like the soft blyearts at the bottom of the sound spectrum of this song and the fake musescore-ass vocals in the patch. Like a lot actually. This song to me initially feels like you're gearing up to fight an epic guy although maybe like the whole of the OST sounds like that I wouldn't know. I gave you 0.2 unfamiliarity point and 0.1 additional apology point for having never played runescape. I think by the end of it that feeling wears off to leave a catfitting sense of rumination

~~t~~
this is excellent at conveying a feeling of venturing out with anticipation. it has great build up. there's some cool interplay with different lines of instruments.
there was something about this that sounded so familiar even though i haven't played runescape, but then i realized what it was. i used to play arcanists which i must have had similar music. so, as a bonus, i give you an orb.
8.0
guess; isis WRONG

Spoiler: 8th the tallest man on earth – king of spain ; PJ
(tris: 7th // hellbooks: tied 10th)
13.8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qdM8WdTfH4

~~hb~~
LIKE: 4.4 [3.7/5]
CATFIT: 1.9
UNFAMILARITY: 0
SUSPECTED USER: pj
ACTUAL USER: pj (-0.1)

6.2

I was loving this song and the guy's voice was like a huge blast of cold water (that I eventually became acclimated to). It occurs to me that this song is kind of about trying to become a new person and kind of finding "home" in a new place? Perhaps? At least those are my interpretations that lend themselves to the cat quite well.

~~t~~
last minute rating here. OOPS. yeah, i guess this wanders and stuff. it gets an additional tenth of a point for wandering out of my awareness somehow.
7.7
guess; pj -.1=7.6

Spoiler: 9th sleeping at last - west ; CALEDFWITCH
(tris: 10th // hellbooks: 8th)
13.6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB02j1of1UU

~~hb~~
LIKE: 4.8 [3.9/5]
CATFIT: 1.7
UNFAMILIARITY: 0
SUSPECTED USER: shafty
ACTUAL USER: caledfwitch!!!

6.5

I think that there is definitely a clear catfit aspect (putting pins in maps, a compass breaking and leaving one lost in the midst) but I think there is also an aspect of chasing the other person ("I can't get you out of my mind... I swear that I'll never try"), the promise of the ending of the search, and even the title which evokes a specific direction. So in a sense I think the wandering aspect is kind of deconstructed at the end of the narrative. I thought about trying to interpret it as a sad song where they're trying to hope for an impossible thing but i think that just didn't fit with the tone of it

~~t~~
this is nice, and definitely drifts around all wander-like. but, it doesn't connect to me that well. there's some good pieces to this. i like the guitar. but, i think something about the vocals is pushing me away. i can appreciate the song, but it doesn't connect to me. sorry
7.2
guess; caledfwtich -.1=7.1

Spoiler: 10th roselia - opera of the wasteland ; SIRIUS
(tris: 9th // hellbooks: tied 10th)
13.4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE9b9boNXiI

~~hb~~
LIKE: 4.6 [3.8/5]
CATFIT: 1.9
UNFAMILIARITY: -0.2
SUSPECTED USER: sirius
ACTUAL USER: sirius (-0.1)

6.2

Through ways and means I have come to be very familiar with this band and their symphonic rock style situation. I think the chorus being in a different key is a beloved trait of music for me and also hugely contributes to the catfit here. I think there is a great way that the title nudges an interpretation of trying to search for something that isn't there which is definitely one potential aspect of wanderance

~~t~~
i like this! but, it only has small wanderingness to it. it does kind of sound like we're setting out on some journey. i like the way the vocals play off of each other in call and response bits and the way it twists around towards the end. the whole thing has a really fun energy. actually, i think i do feel the wandering more now. bumping this up from what it was going to be.
7.3
guess; sirius -.1=7.2

Spoiler: 11th eddie palmieri - un diá bonito ; HELBLOOKS
(tris: 2nd)
10.5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq_Gt0cwZfg

~~t~~
this is so great. the first half is very great, and then the second half goes off wandering having fun until we run into the piano because we were too distracted by the drums. there's so much good in this. all the parts. all the instruments and vocals are contributing greatly. i love listening to this a lot.
9.0 + 1.6 = 10.6
guess; helblooks -.1=8.9+1.6=10.5

Spoiler: 12th 그림자 공동체 (shadow community) - 동요 (restless song) ; TRISH
(hellbooks: 2nd)
10.2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Orj8LV21zw

~~hb~~
LIKE: 6.6 [4.8/5]
CATFIT: 3.0
UNFAMILIARITY: -0.4
ADDITIONAL UNFAMILIARITY: -0.4
SUSPECTED USER: originally tris but i think i am going to wildly switch to caledfwitch
ACTUAL USER: FUCK!!!!!!!!! tris
MEDAL FOR GRAND SLAM: yes

10.2 (8.8 + 1.4 for 2nd place)

I was tempted to give you 0.1 point for submitting a korean song but I think that will just naturally manifest itself in the "like" category. i struggled for a long time on how lenient to be with the unfamiliarity here—in particular this guy is like on my gay list of favorite music which schadd highlighted as a thing that would face significant penalty, but it's not immediately obvious that that guy is this guy. I decided on what I hope is a reasonable lenience. and also anyway like great choice.

Let me offer some of my best attempt at an apt translation of some particularly catfitting lines:
- 서투른 바람이 엎은 곳 -> "where the unfamiliar wind stirs"
- 새파란 안개가 머문 곳, 맨 발로는 갈 수 없는 땅 -> "the land where the deep blue mist rests can't be reached on foot"
- 마음을 깊이 묻어 놓고서, 빛을 바라볼 수 있을까 -> "my heart is buried deeply, so can I hope to see bright light"

all in all this song is tremendously like this book called the buried giant that i just read and kind of had like a key piece in my recent thinking about wandering so I have no choice but award this song a GRAND SLAM

and here's a bonus thing; https://viewsync.net/watch?v=72h1L2ys2L ... &mode=solo
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Post Post #133  (isolation #37)  » Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:55 pm

In post 131, hellbooks wrote:Image

Here's the scoreboard data -- the writeups for this cat are coming soon! Thank you for coming and see you next time!

edit: oops @ highlighted cell but also i'm not changing it

hey i gave chevre an orb!
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Post Post #137  (isolation #38)  » Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:44 pm

OH WAIT I DIDNT PUT THE LINKS IN
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Post Post #139  (isolation #39)  » Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:52 pm

PEDIT: yes i did it
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Post Post #142  (isolation #40)  » Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:08 am

something just didn't click for me with it. your description there does make me see a little more though.

it seemed obviously you to me. lol. there's a certain coarseness to it.
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Post Post #144  (isolation #41)  » Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:23 am

it's not immediately clear in this next cat at least.
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Post Post #146  (isolation #42)  » Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:19 am

In post 144, tris wrote:it's not immediately clear in this next cat at least.

oh i do have a guess. find out next weekend!
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Post Post #149  (isolation #43)  » Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:41 pm

yes yeap
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Post Post #150  (isolation #44)  » Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:51 am

fuckc, i feel like i gave "west" too low a score
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