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Old 08-20-2012, 06:26 PM
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I can't believe Savior of the Waking World and Savior of the Dreaming Dead are going to be a first tier matchup; It's going to kill all the tension when we figure out who the winner of this whole thing is going to be that early.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:32 PM
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I can't believe Savior of the Waking World and Savior of the Dreaming Dead are going to be a first tier matchup; It's going to kill all the tension when we figure out who the winner of this whole thing is going to be that early.
Ahaha, I didn't notice that. It's very true.
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:07 PM
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Phrenic Phever and Land of the Salamanders!
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:36 PM
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I can't believe Savior of the Waking World and Savior of the Dreaming Dead are going to be a first tier matchup; It's going to kill all the tension when we figure out who the winner of this whole thing is going to be that early.
I'm kind of sad, because I prefer Waking World but I'm pretty sure I'm in the minority there. It would have been nice for it to have advanced a few rounds first.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:06 AM
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I think I figured out who "the most important character in Homestuck" refers to.

It's us, the readers. Kinda lame, I know. This page in Problem Sleuth was a tremendous clue, as was Doc Scratch's discourse on the relative importance of the heroes on this page. The story's ostensibly guided by the readers, albeit in a more indirect way than originally intended. Recall that "the most important character in Homestuck" was fondly regarding the miracle of a new beginning as the timer counted down, and what do you think we were doing when we watched Cascade? Andrew Hussie called himself the second most important character, and the author being less important than the audience seems like something he'd agree with, and another way to create contrast with the other, slightly more condescending, slightly less self-indulgent narrator.

Can't believe it took me that long.

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Old 08-21-2012, 07:22 AM
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Phrenic Phever and Planet Healer for me too!
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:18 AM
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:46 PM
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Plague Doctor isn't super memorable, but beats out the travesty that was Doctor Remix.

Heir Transparent is probably the best thing Robert J Lake ever did while Medical Emergency is decent enough, but not to that caliber.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:48 PM
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Oh. No. No. No. No. No. No. Awful horrible barf. No. Fuck that noise.

I can't believe they named an album after the disjointed mess that is Heir Transparent; it has a good opening but it stops doing anything interesting after about half a minute. But I guess I've got to give it the vote because Medical Emergency is mainly a bunch of goddamn noise.

I will abstain from the other round because those two songs are basically the poster children for my extremely rational bias against the use of Doctor. I can't decide which one I hate more.

Seriously this is like one weird and kind of ill-advised but at least technically competent experiment, followed by three separate instances of somebody using this song to try to teach themselves what all the buttons are in FL Studio.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:53 PM
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I can't freaking believe either Plague Doctor or Doctor Remix is going to move on the second round while Savior of the Waking World or Dreaming Dead won't.

There's something....inherently wrong with that.

I'm abstaining from that one because they're honestly both pretty bad and neither should really move on.

For the second, I guess I'll take Heir Transparent. Simply because someone kind of tried with that one while Medical Emergency, like most of the Doctor remixes on Volume 5, simply isn't worth noting.
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:06 PM
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Plague Doctor may sound like a first draft, but at least it doesn't make my ears want to bleed.

Maybe there's something wrong with me, but I legitimately like Heir Transparant.
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:15 PM
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ugh.

just.

ugh.

Heir today, gone tomorrow
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:32 PM
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Heir Plague
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:22 PM
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F#@% this round. Seriously.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:49 PM
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I'm voting for Plague Doctor and Heir Transparent, because I am participating in all of this thunderdome and not half-assing it.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:07 PM
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I am participating in all of this thunderdome and not half-assing it.

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Old 08-21-2012, 07:20 PM
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Plague Doctor and Heir Transparent.

(And I didn't realize there were so many people who don't like Heir Transparent! It's one of my faves! :P)
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:30 AM
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:47 AM
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Heir Remix, I guess? Heir is the only one of these four I actually like. Regarding Remix vs Plague, its a noisy mess versus a boring mess. So... I guess I'm going with noisy.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:33 PM
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Green Ghost, the original version of Doctor just doesn't do much for me outside the context of its flash.

Savior of the Waking World is always my favorite version of Doctor.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:35 PM
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Doctor of the Dreaming Dead

Green Ghost is an embarrassing mess.

Savior of the Waking World just isn't as good as its competitor.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:45 PM
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Green Ghost and Waking World.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:47 PM
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Well, last round ended as I'd vote for it, so.

Doctor of the Waking World. That last matchup is a dozy though.
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:57 PM
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Green Ghost's quality production can't save it from a general lack of contrast. A few moments stick out, but not enough to make it especially good as a song; meanwhile, its various attempts to spice up this bland melody mainly serve to make it unsuitable as part of a soundtrack, which is the one thing the tune usually does well. I'll take the original, comparable to an incomplete version of "Moonsong" from Cave Story, one and only Doctor for that round.

I actually do like Savior of the Waking World quite a bit. Its lighter instrumentation, especially the very airy (heh) flutes, are a unique but effective choice for giving it the forward momentum that is all-important for Doctor arrangements. It's got a really great sound, one which I think suits the melody better than its more bombastic competition, but unfortunately, it doesn't do enough with it; just when it seems like it's got somewhere to go, it lets up on the gas and the song ends. Both these songs drive, but only Savior of the Dreaming Dead ends up going somewhere, rather than just around the block.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:14 PM
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Doctor, Waking, and I'm now officially burnt out on listening to variations of this song.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:47 PM
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Doctor and Savior of the Dreaming Dead, although strangely enough I'd never heard Green Ghost before and didn't suspect that it would be such a close call, but I had to go with the original.
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:30 PM
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Green Ghost is an embarrassing mess.

Savior of the Waking World just isn't as good as its competitor.
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:50 PM
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Savior of the Dreaming Dead.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:22 PM
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Doctor and Dreaming Dead. For the reasons Bongo gave, moreorless.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:15 PM
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Doctor and Savior of the Waking World.
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