Entry #189

NGADM/AIM Schedules (Need Feedback) + Podcast

2017-02-05 14:24:38 by RealFaction

Hey there!  Before I get into the A.I.M. (Art-Inspired Music) Contest, and NGADM (Newgrounds Audio Deathmatch) updates regarding if you guys are okay with the proposed schedules for this year, go check out my new podcast episode of Talking Real, taking a NEW turn this time, talking about the Geometry Dash situation, and in future episodes, about other things besides my own life like Nintendo and nerd culture.

Check it Out Here (I'm now posting these to YouTube as well for the first time): http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/726613

NGADM/AIM Contest Schedules/Need Help

I've been organizing both contests this year, and it's a BIG responsibility (especially since I'm working a lot with my new job), so I need a Co-Director (basically a second leader when I'm gone at work) for the NGADM.  If you know someone responsible, experienced, organized, and can take on the role of second leader, write in the comments who you think would do well. 

@TaintedLogic has a proposed schedule for the NGADM as we've been talking about it (here: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1419355/2), IF YOU COMPETE THIS YEAR, let us know if this schedule works for you, we're trying to make most contestants happy with it, so give us feedback? :)

TaintedLogic: (all dates are mm/dd/yy)
("J" denotes judging phase)

Auditions: 5/28/17 - 6/25/17

Auditions (J): 6/26/17 - 7/2/17
(We might even want to let judges start judging earlier than the 26th if there are enough submissions. We'll have to plan ahead of time for this by mandating that no one can change their audition piece after a certain date.)

Round 1: 7/3/17 - 7/16/17

Round 1 (J): 7/17/17 - 7/23/17

Round 2: 7/24/17 - 8/6/17

Round 2 (J): 8/7/17 - 8/11/17

Round 3: 8/12/17 - 8/25/17

Round 3 (J): 8/26/17 - 8/29/17

Round 4: 8/30/17 - 9/12/17

Round 4 (J): 9/13/17 - 9/15/17

Round 5: 9/16/17 - 9/29/17

Round 5 (J): 9/30/17 - 10/2/17

Art-Inspired Music Contest Schedule (still need judges and working on prizes, going to start a thread on that in a week)

March 19th - May 7th (both are Sundays)

Do these schedules work?  That way, AIM could still be almost 2 months.  If we can finalize the schedule for NGADM soon, AIM can be organized soon, as I want it in March (that is pretty soon, but gives enough time for hype and preperation). Let us know!  And, let us know who'd make a good second leader.

Health Condition + Music + Personal Life

Well....apparently we figured out what's been wrong with me for 6 years, FINALLY.  I had it as a kid, called Leaky Gut Syndrome (what a mature scientific name...yes it's real).  It has been draining me and having multiple symptoms of malnourishment all these years, I'm going to a specialist Friday to get meds for this, hoping my life can be what it was when I could run freely, do lots of things freely, and not get easily tired.

This is why I've been taking a break from music, and my current job has me working 8 1/2 hour shifts 5 days a week...holy moly.  Rarely any of my friends hear from me because even on my off days I just want to relax, not much energy.  Hopefully meds can clear this all up.  I plan on eventually working on Kid Project, Piercing Lazer, and other stuff more.

In the meantime, I'm going to do my podcast series Talking Real weekly, expanding to topics I'm a fan of other than just myself, and making the episodes longer.  :)  Well that's about it, let me know what you guys think about the stuff I mentioned earlier, next podcast will be after Friday to give updates from the specialist, hopefully, and some Resident Evil 7 thoughts and theories since I've followed every game since the beginning.  Later guys, off to work for me.


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2017-02-05 14:47:53

I think the schedules are alright, at least for me.
Sorry I haven't been around much on the NGADM forum! I've been really busy for three weeks, and will be for about a couple weeks more. After that, I'll have more free time for almost half a year (I'll have studies, but nothing intense.) I'll catch up with the forum after a couple of weeks.

RealFaction responds:

Hey it's cool. Awesome :)


2017-02-05 17:22:37

Scheduling looks fine to me, with NGADM cranking up in early July and coming to a close at the start of December. Never entered the AIM myself, but it always piques my interest. Love the concept.

Real sorry to hear about your LGS (sounds much better than the full name imho), but it must be nice to at least put a name to what's been plaguing you for so long. Not knowing is always worse. Best of luck with getting that under control, and may your health improve dramatically with treatment. Energy is fairly important for, well...pretty much everything!

RealFaction responds:

Nice. Aim is a lot of fun. Yeah it's no fun but at least I finally figured it out and can tackle it. Heh...Superbowl joke. Thanks.


2017-02-05 17:34:56

I don't think I'm gonna join the NGADM, I'm already working on several tracks for a game project. I would love to join the AIM since I follow a good bunch of visual artists, but the schedule doesn't fit for me because I'm preparing myself for my final exams from may to june. I could try to join but I've no guarantee.

Hope you'll be better, man!

RealFaction responds:

Aww. I gotcha. Ngadm does require more dedication with the tight deadlines. Thanks man. Looking forward to aim. You make good music so keep me updated when the game comes out.


2017-02-05 18:01:48

I still need to give it a bit more thought before I can confirm my position as a Hand of Fate. Current circumstances, and all that jazz.

RealFaction responds:

Take your time. You'll have a few months.


2017-02-05 18:30:25

the schedule is fine for me.

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2017-02-05 21:00:58

Haha, I said NGADM was ending in December, but it would actually be coming to a close in October. No idea why I said the wrong month, but you probably should have noticed...

I think we'll just chalk it all up to the fact that's it's been a very long day. xD

RealFaction responds:

Yep. Lol


2017-02-06 08:55:13

Thanks for the shout-out, as always. :)

Hope you get your health situation figured out!

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