Rider4Z wrote:BasharOfTheAges wrote:@GQ - that's almost a given in this category, though. It's not best video that happens to be a parody, it's best parody. Which is why I suggested people post before & after links, so we all have the proper context to judge for ourselves.
is that how Best Parody (and other best of categories) is defined? "Best Mimic of another video" as opposed to "Best video that falls under Parody definitions"
a crucial difference in definitions if you ask me. also a thought that i think should be stressed upon in the other categories so we don't have the usual sweep winners.
AFAIK that's always been the case - otherwise (aside from the MEP/collab thing where there's a hard restriction in place in the DB), you can vote for any video for any category, and the checkboxes are just guidelines to make sorting easier. If that wasn't the case, and you really were supposed to be voting for the best overall video you could in each category, we'd only be voting for video of the year and just giving it every other award too.
As to the definition of parody; it's the visual equivalent of what "cover" is to music. (sophmoric discussions about it being a catch-all to legally define what we do as fair use notwithstanding)