shiro_clanclan wrote:I didn't mind all the electronica/dubstep stuff (though there was a lot)...
[nods] Yeaaaaaaahhh.... I received a lot of comments regarding the amount of dubstep this year. It seems to be the new Action. Not that it's bad, it's just not what Action used to be.
Early on before the deadline there were a few that I contacted as to if they would consider recategorizing over to "Fun/Dance", to which I received shocked replies akin to "Why the hell would you put an Action vid over in Dance?" Er... maybe because it's techno, not Action? But that's just my opinion. Ultimately I just let the judges decide, as the process should be.
But yeah... Action. Vlad and I kinda had a "back in MY day..." moment on that category this year. It's not that Techno-Action is bad, it's just not the Adventure-Action standard set by competitions of yesteryear.
but really what got me was when I was sitting in the audience waiting for the contest to begin. Some of the videos I saw that were 'honorable mentions' were really good, easily good enough to have been competetors in past years. I just sat there in my seat dumbfounded, looking at my friends and thinking, 'If these didn't get in, then what the heck did!?'
That's why I'm so glad to be able to let them be seen in our "pre-show". There's so many awesome videos that it's torture when I finally get the judge results and see what didn't make the cut. They deserve to be seen.
As for Tsu's "50 Ways for Your Partner to Die", she's shown up once in a while, so maybe we'll have the honor of seeing her vid posted at some point when she feels ready. Some people don't post their vids until after they've finished sending them around the various cons.