Originally Posted by DES LYNAM'S CHESTNUTS ON AN OPEN FIRE
. Great first outing and hopefully the feedback is a learning curve that only leads to a greater entry from you, be proud of that for a first try. It eclipsed mine with ease. Blarg, stellar work on your part and you're proving to be as adaptable to TDL as I envisaged.
Appreciate that Mate
Seems like there's been some ridiculously stellar debates on this card if I go by the comments, i'll take the time to delve into all of them once I get back home from my Holiday trip.
Fantastic job by both Hanoi and TJF. I might've won, but as Evo would say, it had to have been by the margin of a bee's dick. I liked how both their debates took the opposite stance as mine, but still managed to make compelling points to me as a reader. I guess the problem with TDL is that you must emphasize your stance, and it's hard to remain objective when you're trying to convince someone with as little as 1000 words. (I had to cut a ton of detail in my debate, and that left me a smidge unsatisfied with the end result).
Anyway, congrats to all the winners (and everyone involved for putting forth the effort), and the judges need to be commended too. Fuck, I can't imagine the investment it must be to review these entries on a consistant basis. Some of these judgement calls are almost like persuasive essay's in and of themselves, only with the added stress of being convincing enough to justify c...hing the dreams of an aspiring upstart, or a rugged vet.
Looking forward to my next go
Originally Posted by BIG MO's XXXmas Chatline
Aaaaand now I have to take a Leave of Absence from TDL, so i'm forced to vacate the unsanctioned "Arts & Entertainment" title.
Sets up the perfect rematch angle down the line...