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Old 04-30-2011, 09:09 PM   #221 (permalink)
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Shirley Crabtree III's on her 'A' game there. LuFisto has a new shirt, verdict: it's pretty good.
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:24 PM   #222 (permalink)
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Agreed, great post SCIII! Classy ending also! RIP Sweet and Sour.

Going to be watching/reviewing Shimmer 36 some time this week. It'll be the first time I've ever reviewed one of their shows, but I feel like Shimmer deserves as much attention as possible.
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:07 AM   #223 (permalink)
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I hope I handled the review with the proper amount of respect. It's always touchy covering a company for the first time. Don't want to offend them or their fans.

Shimmer Vol 36 Review!
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Old 05-09-2011, 05:51 PM   #224 (permalink)
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I hope I handled the review with the proper amount of respect. It's always touchy covering a company for the first time. Don't want to offend them or their fans.

Shimmer Vol 36 Review!
Loved that review. You made a lot of really valid observations - one good example being the way the intimate atmosphere is integral to the shows.

You're a very succinct writer. Every sentence seems to count. That's a difficult discipline and I feel as though I've lost my own sharpness, when it comes to that kind of writing. I find it a lot easier to write long stuff that goes off on tangents. In terms of wrestling, to write a full show review, that really satisfied me, I'd have to write about 5,000 words.

No-one wants to read that and it's too tiring to do so, whenever you see me posting reviews on here, they'll either be a detailed review of just one particular match or bits of random brain activity, that I've scribbled down while watching the whole show, posted verbatim.

You've struck a good balance, between the two, there. I think most readers would rather have something that's more like poetry-cum-tweets nowadays.
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:57 PM   #225 (permalink)
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Thanks Shirley. I think you're 100% correct about the way people want a quicker bit-sized review. For my King of Trios reviews I went a little more off the path, and the response was that I need to maintain my more "succinct" style as you put it. Growing up throughout school I always had problems with making my point too early when it came to reports and what not, and I never reached the word/page limits. Luckily it seems to be a positive in real world writing for the most part.

Your random thoughts post from the other day was what really inspired me to watch Shimmer. I'm very glad I did too. I think that also goes for your longer reviews. The more in-depth reviews definitely have an audience, although it may not be as large, it's probably a lot more of an intimate group (kind of like Shimmer shows!).

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Old 05-09-2011, 07:46 PM   #226 (permalink)
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Growing up throughout school I always had problems with making my point too early when it came to reports and what not, and I never reached the word/page limits.
I've always naturally been the opposite. I had to cut a big chunk of notes (that would have probably amounted to 2,500 words when written in full) out of my 10,000 word uni disseration, for example. For what it's worth, when writing longer stuff, some things to bear in mind IMO are:

- When you're going into a war, don't fire off all of your bullets on the first day.
- Make your notes and identify gaps in your knowledge before writing it all out, in full. Do more research. Always have too much stuff.
- I like to foreshadow the ending, at the beginning. Give people a good reason to read to the end, without shooting your load completely.
- Come up with an overall theme or "angle", that you can always fall back on when you're struggling. Use interesting stuff, that relates to this, to flesh out the tricky middle bit.
- Lay it all out in a skeleton and then write it out in long sentences. Spread out your heavy artillery equally.
- Use segues between sections/paragraphs. Even if they're cheesy or really tenuous.
- Add as many coats of varnish as you can be bothered too, after you've "finished".

Basically, plan ahead. I never, ever write things from start to finish. I write bits of random stuff down, put it in an order and then everything grows outwards from those starting points, until it all connects up.

I've got an unfinished Melissa vs. Matthews review that might hit all of those bullet points properly, if I ever finish it off.

There you go...see...unnecessarily long post lol.
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Yeah I know what you mean. I find when I do take more notes, and pace myself, that I definitely come up with too much content. When I used to review sports a lot, I felt like I was always leaving something out from my notes because I could just go on forever about what I thought. I guess it just depends on the subject in some ways, but all those are good tips. The foreshadowing in the open and tying it up in the conclusion is definitely one of those arts I'm always trying to master.

Melissa v Matthews sounds like the perfect face/heel dynamic. Which volume is that on?
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*Wants Kurihara vs Martinez in October.*
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Just got my latest order. I'll be watching V35 at some point this week.

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Just got my latest order. I'll be watching V35 at some point this week.



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That's what's up... 35 is the only other Volume I have lined up. I should be getting a review of that up sometime this week. Seems like 27 is going to have to be added to my must watch list.
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