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Old 03-20-2015, 06:44 PM   #161
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So responding to a dismissive post with another dismissive post is salty now?

I didn't even say people that said I lost were wack for thinking it, I said that the overemphasis on punchlines is like calling an entire song song wack for not liking the hook, yet you seemed to have taken it to be a shot at your opinion. I know the nuance may be lost on you when you can't see through all that salt.


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Old 03-20-2015, 06:44 PM   #162
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thats the thing with my verses, they are versatile

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I didn't even say people that said I lost were wack for thinking it
and yet I didn't say in my post that your verse was wack...

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Good shit from @ekelon, by the way. Thought the verse rhymed great and the Special punchline had me cracking up. I had trouble writing my verse for some reason, maybe just because the name is so hard to flip lol. I must've come up with double the punchlines but scrapped them.

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Old 03-20-2015, 06:52 PM   #165
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and yet I didn't say in my post that your verse was wack...

Which is why I said that you don't care about rapping, because if you only care about the hook of a song, you must not care about the raps.
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I do t the k I'll be able to access a computer til Monday so voting and post g kinks may be tough. I'll try and make it work

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i have buddies who told me about a guy falling while snowboarding and injuring his ribs to the point that it messed up his breath control, so he had to sit out of his hobby for a few months. something tells me they were talking about psycoses.
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You guys would be just as salty if u were this close to losing to special
Id be a salty cracker... Thats what assnapkin calls a "saltine"
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@JOBone @The Chef Top 3 in every group makes the playoffs iirc
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How bout top 6 of each group makes playoffs

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it was in the scheduling thread; you gotta read the stuff kbomb posts haha
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The "I'm known to stare" lines were referenced towards me staring at retards.. who typically dislike being stared at.

Thought it was a pretty common sense bar.
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Good shit from @ekelon, by the way. Thought the verse rhymed great and the Special punchline had me cracking up. I had trouble writing my verse for some reason, maybe just because the name is so hard to flip lol. I must've come up with double the punchlines but scrapped them.

Not messing around with the next battle though.
Yours was good also.
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The "I'm known to stare" lines were referenced towards me staring at retards.. who typically dislike being stared at.

Thought it was a pretty common sense bar.
but why would you immediately follow that with you getting stared at? it's just a pretty jumbled concept
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it was in the scheduling thread; you gotta read the stuff kbomb posts haha
I do.

And it's not exactly the easiest info to find.
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I do.

And it's not exactly the easiest info to find.
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"Retards typically dislike being stared at"

The predictive writing in my verse is >>>>>>>
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The "I'm known to stare" lines were referenced towards me staring at retards.. who typically dislike being stared at.

Thought it was a pretty common sense bar.
I haven't read this battle yet, and reading this without context is hilarious
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There are definitely plenty of people including myself who value something that's well written and has good structure etc. The people that vote this way also just happen (by no coincidence) to be the people I rate most highly on this site. Some people don't really care so much about that kinda thing.

At the end of the day, though, people are gunna vote for what they like and you can't tell someone what to like or get mad at people for having different taste then you. You can't write a verse that you think sounds good to your criteria then ask the voters to use the same criteria.

anyone who has been around long enough has had battles where they lost and thought they got robbed, then later realized that if you put your full effort in you are always going to feel like you won.

*haven't got to most battles this week btw so I don't know what started all this

fwiw ron, I don't even remember who you battled last week, I just remember that imo you won clearly (no offense to your opponent), mostly based on writing quality/structure, and then you lost and I had a hard time understanding why. just how it goes sometimes...

I remember @riffic battling some no-name in one of his first battles in a tourney, winning easily to me, and almost losing the voting. kinda reminds me of that to a lesser extent - that feeling of 'are people reading the same thing??'. Im not saying you're as good as he is, but if you're good enough at writing people will noticed eventually, even if they sleep on the first battle or two.
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@thatguy sorry you had to get that work 2 weeks running, i had like 6bars in my first draft of my tomb battle with set up/that guy review punch x3. but once i realized tomb was dope i thought i best not go as light, but i liked that one i used this week enough to bring it back....i thought i might do one every battle but ive already finished my verse for fatman and i didnt fit one in so your off the hook, i hope you do do a blind reading/review of my verse this week though.
haha its all good. it won't be quite blind, kurgan tagged me so I had to go read the line. i think this week's was better. as boring/awkward as they may be, I still think it makes me vote more fairly and I actually find it faster so ill probably stick to it as long as I get a window to do it.

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i feel you thatguy, but if thats the case & thats how you feel, you really need to quit reading the verses aloud in your breakdowns, cos you butcher them 90% of the time & it sounds like you just rush through it & your always gettin words wrong & shit... its makes you look kind of hypocritical
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@Blanco14 i wasnt so much saying that shazo had better rhymes than you last week, just that its weird for you to say "prefer garbage that barley rhymes" in a verse where you are dropping garbage and basic rhymes. ive gone light to weeks in a row and not let the rhymes slip (but im nice like that). also ive gone back to your shazo battle and he had better punches/bars what ever you wanna call em but also had better rhymes for the most part (yeah he got some single shit hes got multis and slants, your verse was super basic rhyme wise)
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Thought I'd explain the reason why I voted the way I did in the SpecialOh vs. JobOne battle, seems this one is getting some controversy. JobOne's verse was clearly more polished in terms of structure and rhyming, but it didn't feel like he was really saying anything of interest in the verse. The guillotine and Special Olympics concepts were lack luster. And now I'm being overly picky but guillotines do more then cut throats and they have blades, not angles lol.

The thing is, in a text battle, you are "rapping" but you aren't actually rapping, so I think the punchlines and visualizations are really necessary for the verse to stand out. It felt like JobOne was almost *too* formulaic, whereas SpecialOh was really talking to the dude.

SpecialOh's "I stutter harder then you spit" alone just seemed like it was bigger then most of what JobOne said. The "all i gotta do is push a button and doors open", Steve Jobs, jobs gone, not bad either. It's tough because punchlines shouldn't be the end all be all, I'm not trying to say that, but I feel that there needs to be at least some that hit.
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There are definitely plenty of people including myself who value something that's well written and has good structure etc. The people that vote this way also just happen (by no coincidence) to be the people I rate most highly on this site. Some people don't really care so much about that kinda thing.

At the end of the day, though, people are gunna vote for what they like and you can't tell someone what to like or get mad at people for having different taste then you. You can't write a verse that you think sounds good to your criteria then ask the voters to use the same criteria.

anyone who has been around long enough has had battles where they lost and thought they got robbed, then later realized that if you put your full effort in you are always going to feel like you won.

*haven't got to most battles this week btw so I don't know what started all this

fwiw ron, I don't even remember who you battled last week, I just remember that imo you won clearly (no offense to your opponent), mostly based on writing quality/structure, and then you lost and I had a hard time understanding why. just how it goes sometimes...

I remember @riffic battling some no-name in one of his first battles in a tourney, winning easily to me, and almost losing the voting. kinda reminds me of that to a lesser extent - that feeling of 'are people reading the same thing??'. Im not saying you're as good as he is, but if you're good enough at writing people will noticed eventually, even if they sleep on the first battle or two.
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i feel you thatguy, but if thats the case & thats how you feel, you really need to quit reading the verses aloud in your breakdowns, cos you butcher them 90% of the time & it sounds like you just rush through it & your always gettin words wrong & shit... its makes you look kind of hypocritical
well I mean first of all, if you wanted someone to rap your verse for you, Im not the guy you should pick - im not trying to pretend that or anything. That bein said it doesn't kind of highlight that main difference from text battling from live battling which is that you don't know how someone else is going to read it.

Will they catch my rhyme structure you intended? will they put the inflection/emphasis at the same points? will they catch the references? I would probably feel like you read my verse different than I hear it, but that's just the way it goes. Whether I read it out loud and post it or not, this is still what happens when someone else reads your verse and there's not much anyone can do about it.

I guess reading and deciding a battle in 5-6 minutes might seem kinda rushed, but to me it's better than: 'X had some shit but Y just had few more than hit' as the only feedback. You might disagree with my vote or how im reading it but at least you know why im doin it. More than anything it just exposes things that I might be sleepin on, when someone leaves a one-liner you have no idea. anway, if you don't want me to read your verses that's cool im not trying to force it on anyone
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tbh I cant remember, I read a lot of battles last couple weeks. I didn't even know it was you he battled.
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I also think that people are expecting the break down to be 100% of the thought the person judging the battle has put into judging it. It definitely isn't. If someone writes about someone's structure, it's probably because they noticed their structure in either a positive or negative way. If they write about the punches, same thing. Just trying to be entertained and say why things did or didn't work for me.

We could go back to that dark period where we were all breaking down every 2 lines and judging them with scores, but Jesus Christ did I ever hate that. Clearly we're not going to have an absolute consensus on preference, but that's the thing with communal voting. You get to balance all the different style preferences. Some times people will almost universally do better, but when battles are really close it can be a bit of a toss up. Just the way it is.
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i could care less either way tbh.. im just saying you said you "value a well written verse with good structure" if thats case, shouldnt you value just as much how someones going to read or breakdown that same verse... whats the point of puttin time into writing a good verse if someones just gonna skim through it once in matter of minutes.. & your contradicting yourself again, the signs of a well written verse is the readability, rhyme emphasis, w/e you wanna call it.. if those things arent there, maybe the verse isnt as well written as you thought, or your reading it wrong/sloppily
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me personally every battle ive voted on on here, ive read each verse atleast 2 times
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