MousePotato wrote:OMG old school triumpts once again!!!!1
Bakadeshi wrote:It also felt like people where purposely submitting comedy videos to upbeat (*cough* and romance *cough*) to get a better chance of winning, to the point that comedy would have actually been weaker than upbeat if it wasn't for the crapy and I'm available ladies ones.
Since you're coughing at me, I guess I'll respond .
My satirical answer would be "I learned my lesson in 2005 that Comedy > Romance...in the Romance category"
My more serious answer would be, I wanted to make something different this year. Everyone was expecting a super sappy video the moment they saw my title card, so since I hadn't edited in two years, I wanted you to see something different. I went with something 'cute' instead of sappy this time. While making it, I only thought two scenes were 'funny' and really just a giggle so the reaction on Friday was a pleasant surprise.
I will however admit that I of course knew that cute/upbeat has a better chance at 'winning,' but that wasn't my only intention or anything like that. I've had this idea for at least three years since Me First and the Gimme Gimmes do AWESOME covers and this of course is a cover of a VERY famous love song (well famous imo). Also I'd like to think a Cute Upbeat Romance still belongs in Romance .
Deshi, I'll promise you this. In 2008 (if I enter), I'll make something super sappy...just for you. In fact, the homeless at Baltimore helped me choose a song...no seriously .
ReligionX wrote:Hey now. If real romance weren't ever fun, or god forbid funny, by golly it would be boring and down-right awkward. It's not "Sentimental Romance." It's Romantic AMVs or Sentimental AMVs.
I'm not disagreeing with you, but I find purely romantic and serious AMVs to be fun and good too . In fact, all of my other entries (and wins) at Otakon have been on the more serious and sappy side.
I just wanted to get that out of the way since some of us like 'boring' Romance videos . At the same time, I agree with your overall sentiment.
Shockgrrl747 wrote:I was just surprised I got any award at all. XD;
There were so many great amvs, so congratulations to all who entered and/or won! ^^
I wasn't surprised. Your video got the best reaction and although it wasn't a traditional crossover video with a ton of masks and whatnot, you had excellent scene selection. For example, you'd have one person swing their sword down and then the other series would block it as if *gasp* it were coming down on them .
Some would call that lazy (i.e. not masking), but I call it good scene selection. I will however agree there were other good entries in all the categories so winning in any category wasn't exactly easy.
Regardless, congrats. Especially since after talking to you on stage, you seem like a newcomer .
I do have my own complaints about the actual showing and venue but they are not related to this so...