Entry #203

AIM Contest / NGADM Changes

2017-05-08 00:29:07 by RealFaction

Art-Inspired Music Contest Judging Week / Fan Favorite Thread

Hey guys, so this week the judges and I are judging the top 3 winners and the runner-ups.  I've been super busy with work and not sleeping well, so Tuesday and Wednesday I will catch up on the submissions I haven't gotten to look at and review yet.  In the meantime, here's the yearly Fan Favorite Voting Thread: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1422831

P.S.: Even if you didn't make the deadline, PLEASE still submit your entries to the Submission Thread, we would all love to see your work even if it doesn't make the contest: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1421358

Thanks to @Hikari, @EDM364, an @LexaHergon for judging this year!  Also, shoutout to the very missed @Phyrnna, the "mother" of this contest (I being the "father", we started this thing together with our ideas).  Much love to you Phy! <3

Newgrounds Audio Deathmatch Major News

There is good news and bad news about the NGADM.  The good news is, yes it's still happening and it's all organized, it starts this month, May 28th, the Auditions anyway before the first round.  I organized the team, and @TaintedLogic helped organize the schedule, and the community was great with suggestions throughout last year and this year.  Here's the organization thread: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1419355

Now, the bad news.  I realize in my current life, I have too much going on with my job, my Venturescape project, just life in general.  I need a break.  With that said, I cannot run it this year, though I am happy to have organized the team.  I am passing the torch to the wonderful @ChronoNomad to be the one in charge, with potentially @TaintedLogic and @Hikari second-in-command, we'll see.  I'll be watching the tournament from afar, I can't judge either, sadly to say, or participate.

Good luck in AIM and the NGADM everyone!  I'll be watching.  In the meantime, I've also been in production with Venturescape.  More updates on that in the soon future.  I'd like to start up my podcast series again, once AIM is over and I have more time to myself. 


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2017-05-08 00:36:18

Heya Real! Checking in, picking out entries as the deadline closes in. Everyone else, remember to tag your songs AIM2017, or there's a chance we won't see them!

Sad news about not seeing you around in NGADM thread, although it's good that you've got a steady job and a life. A lot of us sit around depressed because we don't, lol. I myself am half in that boat, although I have been busier now than in the past year. I am still judging for NGADM, right? ... Right?!

RealFaction responds:

Yep. My life has been kind of hell due to my health and sleep problems, i'm still just about broke and have financial support from my parents, but better than no job. I'm still pretty depressed but trying not to be. Making music and Venturescape have kept me hopeful. But I screw up at my job alot, which sucks.

Of course, as I mentioned, the team is organized for NGADM, I just put CN in charge, he knows about the team. He trusts my judgement and any future changes is in his hands now. @ChronoNomad, I reccomend you make a Skype or Discord group for everyone to have a group discussion, everyone on staff mentioned in the organization thread and anyone you would like to add. Thanks.


2017-05-08 00:37:16

Sorry to hear you won't be involved, man! I'll be happy to do whatever I can. Hopefully @ChronoNomad will be in touch. ;)

RealFaction responds:

He definitely will be. Thanks!


2017-05-08 02:23:24

Hello there.
Catching up with the last AIM tracks. I'll get in touch with you fellow judges soon.

RealFaction responds:



2017-05-08 06:27:31

No worries, folks! I've been mentally preparing myself for the rather expansive job of managing the NGADM and tying up loose ends, including my own track for the AIM.

I shall be getting in touch with all involved soon and cementing their involvement, so please look forward to a PM from me if you've accepted a role on the NGADM team. I'll be counting on you! The same goes for all nominees, as well. We'll get everything nailed down before the no-holds barred Deathmatch gets under way!

@EDM364 - You are absolutely still on as a Judge/Hand of Fate! Proud to have you on board.

@ TaintedLogic - I've got you down for the roles of Herald, The Great Herald, and a Judge/Hand of Fate. Is all this correct? I also see that you were considering the role of Co-Director at one time. Any updates on feasibility there?

Feel free to PM me at any time, or just wait for my confirmation PM to come to you. Here's to a glorious musical melee in the 2017 NGADM!

RealFaction responds:



2017-05-08 06:28:41

@TaintedLogic - I've got you down for the roles of Herald, The Great Herald, and a Judge/Hand of Fate. Is all this correct? I also see that you were considering the role of Co-Director at one time. Any updates on feasibility there?

(Why, spacebar? Whyyy!?)

RealFaction responds:



2017-05-08 10:25:10

@ChronoNomad That's correct. I think I'm okay being a Herald, Great Herald, and Judge, but please remind me what being "Co-Director" entails...

(Updated ) RealFaction responds:

yay! Well I figured having two people in charge was best, one to take over for the other whenever the other wasn't around and takes off some pressure. Whatever works.


2017-05-08 19:07:22

Life comes first. :)


2017-05-08 20:25:56

@RealFaction That makes sense. I'll do everything I possibly can for this competition. :)

RealFaction responds:

Thanks man, mucho appreciated.