NATION

PASSWORD

RaiderVision 2020: Results Posted!

Talk about regional management and politics, raider/defender gameplay, and other game-related matters.
Not a roleplaying forum.
User avatar
Pallaith
Secretary
 
Posts: 33
Founded: Sep 20, 2015
Left-Leaning College State

RaiderVision 2020: Results Posted!

Postby Pallaith » Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:39 pm

Image
RAIDERVISION EVENT HANDBOOK 2020
Inspired by FRAVision ~ Materials adapted with permission from Wop



TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • I. What is RaiderVision?
  • II. How do I join? What songs can I submit?
  • III. How does judging work? When does it start?
  • IV. When is the awards ceremony? What are the prizes?




I. What is RaiderVision?



RaiderVision is an OOC song contest, largely based on the former FRAVision Song Contest, which is in turn based on the real life Eurovision Song Contest. It is a cultural event unlike any other on NS. This event features regions and players from across the game coming together to participate in a fun and competitive, song contest. The North Pacific is excited to be carrying this spirit of inter-regional, game-wide community into 2020.

Simply put, RaiderVision is a contest where players represent their regions and submit their songs. Player(s) can submit songs on behalf of their region and, if they win, the player will receive an individual prize and their region will have the honor of being the host of next year’s event! In the name of simplicity and organization, this year's event will take place on-site in this forum thread and the discord channel of RaiderVision and RaiderCon.

This event's host is The North Pacific. The administrators are the members of The Black Hawks’ Council of Hawks. As its name implies, the event is being run as an event under the RaiderCon umbrella, but like the con, it is in spirit and in practice an inclusive event and we really do hope that you'll enjoy it. Whether you submit a song or just want to tune in and listen, there's no avoiding the fact that there is much fun to be had during these awesome weeks!

The RaiderVision Discord Channel can be found here: https://discord.gg/8aQHWAw




II. How do I join? What songs can I submit?

Information to Know:

  1. Submissions are open from June 15th until June 29th. Anyone may submit a song.
  2. One song per contestant. There is no limit on how many songs can be submitted on a single region's behalf, but regions should remember that having votes in their favor split between several entries can hurt their odds of winning during the judging period. For this reason, we will continue to offer players the option to flag their entries as "non-competing."
  3. You can submit any sort of song you like. It can be a cover of a real song (e.g. you can sing something by Oasis, Khalid, or Gwen Stefani), you can write an original work, or it can be related to your nation. Writing lyrics related to NS is another fun option. It's your choice, and long as it involves your own work in some way!
  4. The song can be hosted in whatever way we can see it. Youtube or a reliable online mp3 host is recommended. If you're not sure how to do this, feel free to contact me for assistance.
  5. You can sing, but you don't have to sing. Simply playing an instrument, or even pursuing some outrageous avant-garde collection of humming machines, is a valid entry. Once again, you get complete control over what you submit. Don't be afraid to take advantage of that fact!

How to Submit

Contestants have two options of places to submit: either this forum thread or in the RaiderVision discord server. Please use the following form below to make it clear that you are entering.

Topic Title: (Name of individual, group or region)'s Entry

Name of Candidate:
Name of Entry:
Inspiration/Description of Entry:
Entry: (link to video, song or posting of lyrics)
Why should you win?

Do you want this song to be flagged as non-competing (e.g. will not be judged as a regional entry) Choosing this is only advisable if your region has already submitted a song.





III. How does judging work?

Judging occurs from June 30th – July 5th

Once the submission phase is over, voting will begin. Any individual who submits an entry may place a personal vote. All voters will rate their top 5 songs in order of preference (awarding their favorite 12 points, then 10 points, 8 points and so forth). This will be done by posting their votes the designated voting channel on the RaiderVision discord. Individuals may not vote for their own entry.

Regions may also send a singular representative to place a regional vote. From now until June 28th, individuals may apply on this thread or on the discord channel to serve as a regional representative for voting. In the announcement, the individual nation should mention a delegate/FA minister/someone in that region's government that we can check in with to confirm approval. Any region can have a representative, but there will be a maximum of 10 representatives that will be allowed. TBH's Council and TNP's event coordinators will work together to determine the 10 representatives if a situation arises where there are more than 10 who apply. This is done to allow a variety of voices in the voting process while also ensuring that there is some oversight to it. Regional representatives may vote however they wish.

Even if you are not involved in that voting process, your voice still matters! There will also be a public poll, open to all fans of RaiderVision, for this year’s awarding of The Crowd Favorite!





IV. When is the awards ceremony? What are the prizes?

On July 6th, the Awards Ceremony will commence. The following awards are given:

1. First Place Entry - Whole Note Award (Gold)
2. Second Place Entry - Half Note Award (Silver)
3. Third Place Entry - Quarter Note Award (Bronze)
4. Crowd Favorite – The Moves Like Jakker Award

The first place contestant's region is also given the privilege of hosting the RaiderVision Song Contest next year, using the infrastructure and discord channel maintained by The Black Hawks.





Happy Composing! You may post here or contact the hosts with any further questions about the Contest.

Yours truly,

The North Pacific
Last edited by Pallaith on Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:41 pm, edited 2 times in total.
The Rebellious Revenants of Pallaith
Former capital district of the nation Ghostopolis
Represented by Ambassador Malcolm Specter on the international stage

Minister of Foreign Affairs of The North Pacific

Formerly Delegate of The North Pacific (x3)

User avatar
Pallaith
Secretary
 
Posts: 33
Founded: Sep 20, 2015
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Pallaith » Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:40 pm

The North Pacific is thrilled to carry the torch for RaiderVision this year, and we hope you all participate whether it's as a contestant or as a member of the audience. This year will be the 5th RaiderVision contest, which is quite a milestone!

It is only proper that we celebrate this in some way, so we decided to add an additional award to the mix, a Host's Choice. As a proud Independent region, we felt it would be appropriate if we recognized this dimension by celebrating musical mashups.

A mashup is a song that combines elements of two or more songs into a new song that is, hopefully, greater than the sum of its parts. We will pick the best mashup submission and its creator will be honored during the award ceremony. The best part is, you will be eligible for this award whether your submission is an official contest entry or one of the non-competing entries.

If you're not comfortable editing a mashup for a submission, or lack the confidence to record yourself singing, or you just don't have time to prepare, don't worry. We are also looking for ways to keep everyone engaged in the event, including the audience and those of you who would have liked to submit but were not able to. You'll see some of these ideas come to life on the Discord when RaiderVision goes live.

It's our hope that these will make RaiderVision 2020 a flagship year for the competition and even more fun for all of you. Definitely tell your friends and the natives of the regions you're piling in, you won't want to miss it!
Last edited by Pallaith on Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.
The Rebellious Revenants of Pallaith
Former capital district of the nation Ghostopolis
Represented by Ambassador Malcolm Specter on the international stage

Minister of Foreign Affairs of The North Pacific

Formerly Delegate of The North Pacific (x3)

User avatar
All Might
Political Columnist
 
Posts: 3
Founded: May 03, 2020
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby All Might » Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:46 pm

Sounds like School Festival time! I hope the students, like the hosts, make this event PLUS ULTRA!!

User avatar
Boda
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 445
Founded: Nov 14, 2019
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Boda » Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:48 pm

Hope nothing bad comes from this however...
Add this in your signature if you advocate for legal cannibalism!
Join Tenochtitlan today!
A mean old man wrote:Arguments with Unibot are circular, just like his flag. "The only winning move is not to play."

User avatar
Jakker
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 2560
Founded: May 17, 2011
Democratic Socialists

Postby Jakker » Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:23 pm

SO EXCITED!
One Stop Rules Shop
Getting Help Request (GHR)

The Bruce wrote:Mostly I feel sorry for [raiders], because they put in all this effort and at the end of the day have nothing to show for it and have created nothing.

User avatar
Roavin
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1056
Founded: Apr 07, 2016
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Roavin » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:45 pm

Spoiler alert: I'll win. ^_^
RoavinA Francoist-Defenderist Subversive from the South Pacific

"Not to mention TSP are some democracy wankers
and democracy wanking is peak defender
" — Tim

NS Coders Discord | I am a LOLcat | Former First Warden of TGW

User avatar
Mallorea and Riva
Retired Moderator
 
Posts: 9388
Founded: Sep 29, 2010
Benevolent Dictatorship

Postby Mallorea and Riva » Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:30 am

Time to dust off some old ideas I had for lyrics. Excited to see TNP host the event.
Ideological Bulwark #253
Major of The Black Hawks
Retired Charter Nation: Political Affairs in Antarctic Oasis
Retired Colonel of DEN Central Command, now defunct
Former Delegate of The South Pacific, winner of TSP's "Best Dali" Award
Retired Secretary of Defense of Stargate
Terror of The Joint Systems Alliance
Mall Isaraider, son of Tram and Spartz, Brother of Jakker, Tal, and apparently Sev the treacherous bastard.
Frattastan quote of the month: Major benefit of securing the delegacy of Asia ASAP: this debate ends and I don't have to read any more of what Mall says.

User avatar
The Notorious Mad Jack
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 495
Founded: Nov 05, 2018
Democratic Socialists

Postby The Notorious Mad Jack » Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:26 am

Can I run a betting pool on who complains that TNP is hosting this first?
Totally not MadJack, though I hear he's incredibly smart and handsome.

User avatar
Francois Isidore
Bureaucrat
 
Posts: 57
Founded: May 02, 2019
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Francois Isidore » Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:26 am

This is all very exciting, and wow! It’s been five years already?!

Time flies when you’re busy being an ebil ebil raider, I suppose :P

Glad to see the North Pacific hosting this year’s event!
Hey you! ... Yeah, you! The world is in a really odd place right now and with not a whole lot to smile about I think this is important: If you’re reading this, stop what you’re doing and do something awesome. Whether it’s for yourself or someone else, it matters in times like these. Thank you.

User avatar
Notun Ahom
Political Columnist
 
Posts: 3
Founded: Apr 22, 2020
Democratic Socialists

Postby Notun Ahom » Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:29 am

My first RaiderVision, this will be fun.

User avatar
Malta Comino Gozo
Bureaucrat
 
Posts: 53
Founded: Oct 31, 2016
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Malta Comino Gozo » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:56 pm

Hi
Can we link a song from Youtube and post our own lyrics that people can read along too? Or do the new lyrics have to be incorporated into the video?

User avatar
Honeydewistania
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1251
Founded: Jun 09, 2017
Capitalist Paradise

Postby Honeydewistania » Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:06 pm

Looking forward to this!
Honeydewistania

Regional Military Director of Lazarus
Posts OOC unless marked otherwise.
Ambassador to the WA: Benji Hepperle

The MT Army Warrior
Biggest acheivement: Spelling
GA#494 "Regulating Desalination"
GA#498 "Ban on Forced Blood Sports"
GA#502 Repeal "Freedom to Seek Medical Care II"

SC#315 "Commend Vippertooth33"

User avatar
Refuge Isle
Envoy
 
Posts: 259
Founded: Dec 14, 2018
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Refuge Isle » Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:24 pm

Hello!

It looks like this contest opened for entries about three or four days ago, but no one's turned anything in. I had a thought today for a joke, but for whatever reason, I kept writing it and it turned into a whole lyric-swap song. Of course, I ran down to the patent office and they said "That's not what patents are for," so I thought I'd toss it in here instead.

No mic, I'm afraid, but you can have some fire emoji lyrics~

Topic Title: Refuge Isle's Entry

Name of Candidate: Refuge Isle
Name of Entry: Burning Regions
Inspiration/Description of Entry: "Burning Bridges", by the Mike Curb Congregation, 1970 Link to original tune
Entry:

Friends all tried to warn me, but I held my head up high,
All the time they coached me, and I only stood and sighed
They all tried to tell me, but I guess I didn't care
I jumped early and left them standing there

All the missing targets that have failed because of me
All the saddened raiders and the safe communities
All the ROs left behind each time I close the page
Even hits, I just can't seem to save

TB tried to help me trigger, not too long ago
But when I finally called it, it didn't want to go
The update Ballo gave me, when I just wanted to play
I guess there's no data dump today

All the server updates that have fallen after me
All the lonely triggers and protected legacies
Everyone's at update, but each time I check the boards
Server updates, lost forever more

Years have passed and I keep thinking, what a fool I'd been
If I had started chasing - I would have quit again,
Everyone's condemned me, but I keep raiding away
And it looks like this password's here to stay

All the burning regions that have fallen after me
All the salty feelings and the closing embassies
Too bad my friends were alts and all got booted out the door
Burning regions, lost forever more

Burning regions, burn forever more


Why should you win?: Because my hat is amazing! Really, though I don't have an answer to that question. I don't know that I should win anything, especially since no one else has posted yet. But since I felt inspired for a couple minutes, I thought I'd write it down and post it in case it made someone happy :p

Non-competing?: Sure, competing entry
Last edited by Refuge Isle on Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Roavin
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1056
Founded: Apr 07, 2016
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Roavin » Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:56 pm

Pallaith wrote:The RaiderVision Discord Channel link will be announced later, so stay tuned for that!


When? :P
RoavinA Francoist-Defenderist Subversive from the South Pacific

"Not to mention TSP are some democracy wankers
and democracy wanking is peak defender
" — Tim

NS Coders Discord | I am a LOLcat | Former First Warden of TGW

User avatar
New Rogernomics
Powerbroker
 
Posts: 9188
Founded: Aug 22, 2006
Left-wing Utopia

Postby New Rogernomics » Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:01 pm

So RaiderVision will be handing out special glasses?

Join the Lazarus Reform Club for healthy discussion on Lazarus.

Holds silly opinions on some things, and likes animals of all kinds, including the scary ones.
Pro: Individualism, Humanism, Human Rights, Internationalism & Free Markets, Democracy, Decentralization, Treaty of Sèvres, Free Hong Kong.
Against: Social Conservatism, Religious Extremism, Extreme Nationalism, Racism, Homo/Trans phobia, Authoritarianism.

User avatar
Jakker
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 2560
Founded: May 17, 2011
Democratic Socialists

Postby Jakker » Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:12 pm

Roavin wrote:
Pallaith wrote:The RaiderVision Discord Channel link will be announced later, so stay tuned for that!


When? :P


In the next day or so! Want people to stay engaged and make the most of the time they are in the server :D

In anticipation though and as players consider entering, check out entries over the past few years!

COE's winning entry last year: Cover of Cease by Bad Religion
Roavin and Lynxi's entry of Onderwall which came in second last year!
Badger's parody of Because I Got High which won Fan Favorite last year!
Green's 2018 winner: Chinese Empire

So as you can see, you can submit something with words or without words. A song about NS or not! The sky is the limit!
One Stop Rules Shop
Getting Help Request (GHR)

The Bruce wrote:Mostly I feel sorry for [raiders], because they put in all this effort and at the end of the day have nothing to show for it and have created nothing.

User avatar
Jakker
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 2560
Founded: May 17, 2011
Democratic Socialists

Postby Jakker » Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:18 pm

Refuge Isle wrote:
Hello!

It looks like this contest opened for entries about three or four days ago, but no one's turned anything in. I had a thought today for a joke, but for whatever reason, I kept writing it and it turned into a whole lyric-swap song. Of course, I ran down to the patent office and they said "That's not what patents are for," so I thought I'd toss it in here instead.

No mic, I'm afraid, but you can have some fire emoji lyrics~

Topic Title: Refuge Isle's Entry

Name of Candidate: Refuge Isle
Name of Entry: Burning Regions
Inspiration/Description of Entry: "Burning Bridges", by the Mike Curb Congregation, 1970 Link to original tune
Entry:

Friends all tried to warn me, but I held my head up high,
All the time they coached me, and I only stood and sighed
They all tried to tell me, but I guess I didn't care
I jumped early and left them standing there

All the missing targets that have failed because of me
All the saddened raiders and the safe communities
All the ROs left behind each time I close the page
Even hits, I just can't seem to save

TB tried to help me trigger, some time ago
But when I finally called it, it didn't want to go
The update Ballo gave me, when I just wanted to play
I guess there's no data dump today

All the server updates that have fallen after me
All the lonely triggers and protected legacies
Everyone's at update, but each time I check the boards
Server updates, lost forever more

Years have passed and I keep thinking, what a fool I'd been
If I had started chasing - I would have quit again,
Everyone's condemned me, but I keep raiding away
And it looks like this password's here to stay

All the burning regions that have fallen after me
All the salty feelings and the closing embassies
Too bad my friends were alts and all got booted out the door
Burning regions, lost forever more

Burning regions, burn forever more


Why should you win?: Because my hat is amazing! Really, though I don't have an answer to that question. I don't know that I should win anything, especially since no one else has posted yet. But since I felt inspired for a couple minutes, I thought I'd write it down and post it in case it made someone happy :p

Non-competing?: Sure, competing entry


Thanks for the submission, Refuge. Super funny and you do have an amazing hat.
Last edited by Jakker on Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.
One Stop Rules Shop
Getting Help Request (GHR)

The Bruce wrote:Mostly I feel sorry for [raiders], because they put in all this effort and at the end of the day have nothing to show for it and have created nothing.

User avatar
Greater vakolicci haven
Post Marshal
 
Posts: 18611
Founded: May 09, 2014
Anarchy

Postby Greater vakolicci haven » Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:23 pm

You know...
How I've done nothing for about 7 years and many folks wish I'd just leave gameplay for good
I think I might have an entry, I think it's going to win, and I only need to get to my friends recording studio to make my lovely voice sound pretty before I submit it.
Join the rejected realms and never fear rejection again
NSG virtual happy hour this Saturday: join us on zoom, what could possibly go wrong?
“I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” - Thomas Jefferson
“Silent acquiescence in the face of tyranny is no better than outright agreement." - C.J. Redwine
“The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles." - Jeff Cooper

User avatar
Crushing Our Enemies
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1413
Founded: Nov 16, 2004
Corporate Police State

Postby Crushing Our Enemies » Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:34 pm

Name of Candidate
Crushing Our Enemies

Name of Entry
Hymn of the Tireless Detagger

Inspiration/Description of Entry
This is a tribute/anthem for all the relentless detaggers out there. It is set to the tune of Eternal Father, Strong to Save, a very popular hymn among English-speaking Navies. The final verse breaks the fourth wall, and so I've also released an abridged version that does not contain the final verse, for those defenders who would like to listen unironically to psyche up themselves or others for a detag.

Entry:
Link to Full Version Audio
Link to Abridged Version Audio
Lyrics
While natives in their beds doth sleep
Our lonely vigil we must keep
Swap flags, rebuild each embassy
Restore the World Factbook Entry
A thankless job we've just begun
Our twice-daily detagging run

When e'er the main server updates
We ride, heroes of NationStates
The thugs and bullies of the game
We must oppose or share the blame
Their heinous acts shall be undone
Our twice-daily detagging run

The raider scourge, spray paint in hand
Spreads vandalism through the land
We few of conscience all agree
Someone must stand for purity
Baptising regions one by one
Our twice-daily detagging run

To regions razed by raider horde
We carry justice in our sword
Our sacred watchwords e’er shall be
Respect for native sovereignty
The darkest night still brings the sun:
Our twice-daily detagging run

[This final verse is omitted in the abridged version]
In truth few undertake this chore
Detagging's known to be a bore
I hope my verse does not offend
Fun-loving players who defend
Or Navy sailers, reverent
No disrespect to you was meant


Why should you win?
Honestly, I put a lot of work into the lyrics of this song, making sure there was no weird emphasis on the wrong syllables, or pauses in the middle of words. Since it's a hymn and the lines are very short, there's a cadence to it that has to be preserved in order for it to feel right. The word choice is important as well, to avoid it feeling pedestrian or banal.

Then there's the organ music. I didn't play it myself - I took public domain sheet music and several MIDI organs (and a flute, see if you can spot it) to mix a different sound for each verse. I wanted the mix of sounds to match the tone of the verse - triumphant in verse two, for instance.

Do you want this song to be flagged as non-competing (e.g. will not be judged as a regional entry) Choosing this is only advisable if your region has already submitted a song.
Pshaw, no! I want to win!
[violet] wrote:You are definitely not genial.
[violet] wrote:Congratulations to Crushing Our Enemies for making the first ever purchase. :)

User avatar
All Might
Political Columnist
 
Posts: 3
Founded: May 03, 2020
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby All Might » Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:04 pm

Now THIS is PLUS ULTRA!

User avatar
V H R Starkiller
Civilian
 
Posts: 1
Founded: Jun 20, 2020
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby V H R Starkiller » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:27 am

Topic Title: Sraqn Genc's Entry

Name of Candidate: Visoraxus Holoratus "Retcon" Starkiller
Name of Entry: Fenda. Aw man.
Inspiration/Description of Entry: Parody of this
Entry:

Fenda, aw man
So we back in TBH, got our endorsements swinging from side to side, side, side to side
This task a raiding one, hope to raid some regions tonight, night, night, regions tonight
Heads up, you hear a sound, turn around and look up, total banjection fills your body,
Oh no it's you again,
I could never forget those eyes, eyes, eyes, eyes, eyes, eyes
'Cause baby tonight, the fenda's trying to stop all our raids again,
'Cause baby tonight, you grab your puppets, endorsements and target list again,
And raid, raid to steal some pie, pie, until the update ends in the morn'
'Cause baby tonight, the fenda's trying to stop all our raids again
Just when you think you're safe, overhear some defending from right behind, right, right behind
That's a nice raid you have, shame it's gotta end at this time, time, time, time, time, time, time
Banjects you, then you're in TRR, you could use a puppet, get back in DBZ don't be a warden,
So now you're stuck in there, half a puppet is left but don't cte, cte, cte, cte, cte, cte, cte
'Cause baby tonight, the fenda's trying to stop all your raids again,
'Cause baby tonight, you grab your puppets, endorsements and target list again,
And raid, raid to steal some pie, pie, until the update ends in the morn'
'Cause baby tonight, the fenda's trying to stop all your raids again,
Fendas, you're banjected
Create more puppets, and apply those puppets to join the WA,
Get it baby, go and join WA on one, but not on two,
The puppet's made for war, so join the target region bro
Training in Inactivity under the torch light,
Banject everyone else to get you ready for the big fight,
Every single day and the whole night,
Fenda's out prowlin' - alright
Look at me, look at you,
Take my revenge that's what I'm gonna do,
I'm a raider, baby, what else is new,
And my puppet's gonna banject you
Raid it
'Cause baby tonight, the fenda's trying to stop all our raids again,
Yeah baby tonight, grab your puppets, endorsements and target list, take your revenge,
So raid, raid like it's the last, last update of your life, life, show them your banhammer,
'Cause baby tonight, the fenda's trying to stop all our raids again,
'Cause baby tonight, you grab your puppets, endorsements and target list again,
And raid, raid to steal some pie, pie, until the update ends in the morn'
'Cause baby tonight, the fendas tried to stop all our raids again

Why should you win? Why shouldn't I win?
Last edited by V H R Starkiller on Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Visoraxus Holoratus "Retcon" Starkiller

Darkness shall rise!



User avatar
McMasterdonia
Diplomat
 
Posts: 948
Founded: Apr 19, 2012
Mother Knows Best State

Dear Mr. Delegate

Postby McMasterdonia » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:40 pm

Topic Title: McMasterdonia's Entry

Name of Candidate: McMasterdonia
Name of Entry: Dear Mr. Delegate
Inspiration/Description of Entry: This song is paying respects to all the natives out there. It is a call to resistance against the evils of raiding and invading, so that we may stand in solidarity as defenders.
Entry: (link to video, song or posting of lyrics).

Apparently there are copyright issues with the video depending on location, so I will post two below. I did not sing this song but have written the lyrics to suit.
Official Video by Pink
Second Video

Lyrics
Dear Mr. Delegate
Come take a walk with me
Let's pretend we're just two nations and
You're not better than me
I'd like to ask you some questions if we can speak honestly

What do you feel when you see all the natives on the street?
Who do you raid for at night before you go to sleep?
What do you feel when you look in the mirror?
Are you proud?

How do you raid while the rest of us cry?
How do you dream when a native has no chance to say goodbye?
How do you talk with your head held high?
Can you even look me in the eye
And tell me why?

Dear Mr. Delegate
Were you a lonely boy? (Are you a lonely boy?)
Are you a lonely boy?
(Are you a lonely boy?)
How can you say
No nation is left behind?
We're not dumb, and we're not blind
They're all sitting in the Rejected Realms
While you pave the road to hell

What kind of Delegate would take his own native's rights away?
And what kind of Nation might hate his own daughter if she didn’t raid?
I can only imagine what COE has to say
You've come a long way from... Predator and decay….

How do you raid while the rest of us cry?
How do you dream when a native has no chance to say goodbye?
How do you talk with your head held high?
Can you even look me in the eye
And tell me why?

Let me tell you 'bout hard work
Minimum endos with a raider on the way
Let me tell you 'bout hard work
Rebuilding your regions after TBH took them away
Let me tell you 'bout hard work
Building a bed out of Warzone Sandbox
Let me tell you 'bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
You don't know nothing 'bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
Oh

How do you raid at night?
How do you talk with your head held high?
Dear Mr. Delegate
You'd never take a walk with me
Would you?


Why should you win?

Because I spared everyone the pain of having to hear me actually sing this.

Do you want this song to be flagged as non-competing (e.g. will not be judged as a regional entry) Choosing this is only advisable if your region has already submitted a song.
No.
Last edited by McMasterdonia on Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Minister of World Assembly Affairs, The North Pacific
General of The North Pacific Army
Minister of Culture (Ret.)
Minister for Education (Ret.)
Security Councillor (Ret.)
Minister for Defence (Ret.)
Minister For Communications (Ret.)
Minister for Welcoming(Ret.)
Minister for Foreign Affairs(Ret.)
Former Delegate of The North Pacific x 7
Vice Delegate of the North Pacific (Ret.)

Authored Security Council Resolutions

User avatar
Roavin
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1056
Founded: Apr 07, 2016
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Roavin » Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:27 am

Image


Name of Candidate
The Order of the Grey Wardens

Name of Entry
Grey Wardens

Inspiration/Description of Entry
This is a genre-bent arrangement of Ray Parker Jr's 1984 hit song Ghostbusters, with lyrics praising the best damn R/D group there is. I suggest turning it up! The entire song was written and performed from scratch, primarily by me with the help of a few fellow Wardens and featuring Naerum, who was also the vocalist for last year's hit Onderwall.






Drums, Guitars, Bass, Synths, ArrangementRoavin
VocalsNaerum
Grey WardensBenevolent Thomas, Merlin, Nakari, Tim, Matthew, Acronius
Libcord CommandersBenevolent Thomas, Nakari, Tim
Mixing and MasteringRoavin, Naerum
VideoNakari
LogoImki


Entry
--> Music Video <--
If you spot a stage in your neighborhood
Who you gonna call? Grey Wardens
If a sleeper wakes and is up to no good
Who you gonna call? Grey Wardens

If there's something strange down in NationStates
Who you gonna call? Grey Wardens
If the hunt is on and you need a chase
Who you gonna call? Grey Wardens

Don't gloatpost too soon
libbing makes us feel good
i ain't afraid of no raids
you better call GREY WARDENS

If you're seeing jumps
running all update
yeah who you gonna call? GREY WARDENS

i ain't afraid of no raids
yeah no way
i ain't afraid of no raids

See a darkspawn horde? Open up discord
and call - GREY WARDENS
If there's something strange down in NationStates
Who you gonna call? Grey Wardens

CALL GREY WARDENS


Why should you win?
Like my entry last year, this was completely recorded, programmed, mixed, and mastered from scratch, which is a surprising amount of work. Unlike last year, we have a music (lyric) video and a logo; and also unlike last year, the mixing is better and should sound nice and phat and the vocals should actually ring through. My hope is that it's something that wouldn't sound wholly out of place or bad if it's in a metal playlist rotation, and that the metalheads and rockfans amongst us, even those that don't necessarily agree with the glory of TGW portrayed in the lyrics, can listen to it unironically and find enjoyment.

Do you want this song to be flagged as non-competing (e.g. will not be judged as a regional entry)
Nah, I'm here to win. ^_^
Last edited by Roavin on Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:56 am, edited 2 times in total.
RoavinA Francoist-Defenderist Subversive from the South Pacific

"Not to mention TSP are some democracy wankers
and democracy wanking is peak defender
" — Tim

NS Coders Discord | I am a LOLcat | Former First Warden of TGW

User avatar
Numero Capitan
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 479
Founded: Sep 27, 2007
Father Knows Best State

Postby Numero Capitan » Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:53 pm

I bow down to the polished, well planned and participatory entry by Roavin, but undeterred I had an idea for this and a free afternoon to throw something together. Enjoy?



Topic Title: Ursibae

Name of Candidate: Numero Capitan
Name of Entry: Ursibae (competing entry)
Inspiration/Description of Entry: Karputsk's infiltration of the Black Hawks under the alias 'Ursidae', where his cover was eventually blown after leaking the raid on Anarchy to defenders. It was only right to put the words to the tune of Nicki Minaj's Superbass as she is Karp's IC and OOC hero.
Entry: https://soundcloud.com/numero-738990012
Why should you win? I shouldn't but I name dropped a lot of people so maybe they'll find it charming

This ones for the Artificial Solar System
But 'who you gonna call' for your infiltration
Have we got a grizzly oldie that we could call up
Karputsk, Karputsk, about to show up
And he ill, he real, he might got intel
Heard hawks gonna tag, he gonna chase til they fail
And don’t tell Zizou, Aquila or Dyll
But he loves a bit of cinnamon and hates all cannabi(a)ls
He planned a hawkie trip, trip, let some details slip, slip
Thought he was NuCa for a bit, bit, but Karp never quit, quit
That's the kind of dude you was lookin' for
And yes you'll get kicked if you're sleeping Jo (whatup)

I said, excuse me he seems better than Guy
Yeah he ain’t quite Vinny, but he’s quicker than I
I mean, he’s no Shy but he’s still a good spy
Did you notice that he had that Hawk look in his eye, oh
Yes he did, was big, had a bear for his pic
somebody please tell them who Lmaoofl is
He was a bear with flair, but his time was up,
Got the Anarchy dub and f*cked the op up

Can you spot that fenda coming your way
Chasing you from A.S.S. and it's the F.R.A.
Can't you hear that
Boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, bae
Look like Ursibae
Boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, bae
Yeah that’s Ursibae
Boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, bae
Another W.A.
Boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, bae
Hows that still Ursibae?

Jakker why’d you have to go investigate
Could've blamed the leaks on Souls and it’d still be great
Don’t you miss that
Boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, bae
He ‘bagged newcomer of the year cos he was great
Should have kept him there and lost some more raids
He could have taken over on Council from Rach

Can you spot that fenda coming your way
Chasing you from A.S.S. and it's the F.R.A.
Can't you hear that
Boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, bae
(Ursibae)
Boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, bae
(We miss Ursibae)
Boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, bae
(Never forget)
Boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, bae
(Ursibae, RIP Ursibae)
Last edited by Numero Capitan on Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:16 pm, edited 3 times in total.
A WORLD POWER:
Peace through Defence


Moderators think I'm Erinor, raiders think I'm Ursidae

00000 A World Power | The South Pacific | Conch Kingdom

User avatar
Miravana
Attaché
 
Posts: 81
Founded: Dec 01, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Devi Went Down To Update

Postby Miravana » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:16 pm

Image


Name of Candidate: Devide By Zero

Name of Entry: The Devi Went Down To Update

Inspiration/Description of Entry:
A parody of The Charlie Daniels Band's "The Devil Went Down To Georgia," sparked by Pterodaxtyl and Aquilanion. This song was a collaborative effort by the amazing minds of #the_nest. It is a light-hearted story depicting Devi in an epic raid battle with Jakker. The Production and Vocals were done by Miravana (hey that's me).

Entry: Epic Song
The Devi went down to Update, she was lookin' for a targ’ to raid
She was in a bind, 'cause she was way behind
And she was willin' to make a trade

When she came upon this young man, Sittin’ on a trigger, raidin' real hot
And the Devi jumped, Up on a hickory stump
And said, "boy, let me tell you what”

“I guess you didn't know it, But I'm a grand ol’ raider too
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you
Now you set a pretty good trigger, boy, but give the Devi her due
I'll bet a puppet of gold, Against your Souls, 'Cause I think I'm better than you"

The boy said, "my name's Jakker, and it might be a sin
But I'll take your bet, and you're gonna regret, 'Cause I'm the best there's ever been"

Jakker you set on up your op, then raid your regions hard
‘Cause hell's broke loose in war room and the Devi deals the cards
and if you win you get this shiny puppet made of gold
but if you lose the Devi gets your Souls

The Devi opened up her link, and she said, "I'll start this show"
And fire flew from her fingertips, as she prepped on up her pups
Then she pulled the pup across a thorn, and it made an evil hiss
And a band of raiders joined in, and it sounded something like this

When the Devi finished, Jakker said, "well, you're pretty good there hun”
But sit down in that chair right there, And let me show you how it's done”
Jump into the Region GO boys GO
The trigger updated two seconds ago
Chicken Overlord’s now, breakin’ our soul
Red Back, are the raids mean? No child, no

The Devi bowed her head, because she knew that she'd been beat
And she laid that golden puppet, on the ground at Jakker's feet
Jakker said, "Devi, just come on back, If you ever wanna try again
I done told you once, you son-of-a-bench, I'm the best that's ever been!"
Jump into the region GO boys GO
The trigger updated two seconds ago
Chicken Overlord’s now, breakin’ our soul
Red Back, are the raids mean? No child, no

Why should you win?
The amazing lyrics all my friends helped me with are what really make this song pop. While there are a lot of amazing entries already, I hope everyone can appreciate the creative lyrics we've come up with!

Do you want this song to be flagged as non-competing (e.g. will not be judged as a regional entry) Choosing this is only advisable if your region has already submitted a song.
Competing!
Sergeant of The Black Hawks

Next

Advertisement

Remove ads

Return to Gameplay

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Agalaesia

Advertisement

Remove ads