Circle of Titles 2022?

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Circle of Titles 2022?

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Traditionally, I've run a side fight called Circle of Titles shortly after Nur Ein. The timing is a little messed up this year because my father passed away around that time, but I'm back in town, feeling a little more up to things, and wondering if there's any interest in spinning up that circle again. If so, let me know and I'll figure out the schedule.

Here are the rules, for anyone who's never done this before:
1.) Everyone who wants in announces their intention to participate. (Or not; if you want to surprise us, that's cool with me)
2.) Each participant thinks up two titles and submits them to me.
2a.) Please do not make your title purposefully nonsensical or difficult for the recipient.
2b.) If two or more people send me the same title, for the sake of variety and fairness, I will politely ask them each to pick a different one.
3.) I randomize stuff up so that each person gets someone else's title, and send those back.
4.) Each person records a song for the title they get.
5.) At the end, the songs will be posted, along with the revelation of who submitted what title.
6.) Titles are then up for grabs for whoever wants extra credit. Also, there will be an opportunity to for others to step up and record songs for the "stiffees."
7.) For the record, I'll be participating, too. Yes, that's a little unfair, but I'm doing it anyway. (I promise that I don't give myself preferential treatment for title assignments.)
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If titles are disbursed The week of August 15th (or before) then I would be in. If it's later then I'm a maybe.
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that sounds fun.
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I'm sorry to hear about your dad. May his memory forever be a blessing.

I'm a maybe on CoT.
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fluffy wrote:
Wed Jul 27, 2022 10:49 pm
I'm sorry to hear about your dad. May his memory forever be a blessing.

I'm a maybe on CoT.
Thanks, fluffy. He left a big legacy and a very large number of sad friends.

So far, we're at three yeses and a maybe. I'd want the circle to be a little bigger if I'm going to run the sidefight. Or if Circle of Titles takes a year off, I wouldn't mind that so much either. I'll wait a couple more days to see if there's any further interest.
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I'd like to do it.
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Count me in.

My condolences on your loss. Take care of yourself. As someone who also lost their dad this year, let me tell you... grief comes in waves, so take care of yourself.
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Brown Word interested
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All right, I gave it a week and we have:

myself
Phlub
Pigfarmer was a maybe, but since the titles definitely won't be assigned before August 15th, probably a no? Note that the deadline for this is typically pretty lenient, so T.C. let me know if you're able to reconsider
fluffy was a maybe
Lichen Throat
Niveous
Brown Word

That's five relatively firm yeses and two maybes, depending on how you count it? It'd be the smallest circle to date, but I think that's enough to roll with it. PM me your titles (or send via email, Discord, or FB messenger, if you have access to me via those platforms). Two titles per entrant. I'll keep the title submissions open until noon EDT on Saturday, August 20th, and aim to have the assignments sent on that same day.

Once the titles are out, let's say two weeks for the songs - so they'd be due Saturday, September 3rd.

Sound good?
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Re: Circle of Titles 2022?

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I'm probably gonna try to do this. Theoretically I'll have the weekend of the 27th free but classes start the 22nd. If I get a syllabus for the classes before the 20th I can make a more informed decision.
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