Re: THAC XII - Starts NOW!
I didn’t finish my entry. And I really wanted to finish, but my planned and essential ending was too much to handle in the short period of time, I had done very little editing, and also something else got in my way. I began to think: What’s the point if my entry wasn’t even going to be ranked? I was (and still am) 99.9% sure that my entry would have not gotten in the Top 10, so I began to ask myself what was the point, and I really couldn’t find a reason other than “Well it’s fun for the sake of the contest!” While yeah, it’s fun and you can say you finished in time, but it’d be nice to get at least some representation of how you placed. And the thing is: I really liked my entry idea. I liked everything I had filmed so far and I wanted the ending to be good. So why wouldn’t I just wait and spend more time on it afterwards and make it good instead of rushing for the sake of the contest and have it turn out horribly? That was my dilemma and if you can’t tell, I strongly disagree with only ranking the Top 10, and many others disagree as well. I get it; it takes time. I was a judge for BRAWL and although it wasn’t as many entries, it was still time consuming. And I’m not saying you should rank ALL of them, just maybe the Top 20 or 25. And it seems a bit unfair because the people who are going to rank in the Top 10 are the people who have had a good amount of experience and are well-known members, so you’re just basically pushing away all the newer members that had fairly decent stories, but may have slightly lacked in the animation front, or vice versa. I'm sorry if this comes off as harsh, it just is something that has bothered me.