A wave viewed from underwater
ths is so relaxing
The Rosy Maple Moth is the prettiest moth ever.
(I do not own the rights to these photos, I just wanted to share this beautiful moth with tumblr.)
I want one
Thermochromic table by Jay Watson
imagine banging someone on that table
imagine being home alone and seeing imprints on that table
Imagine having a friend sit at that table for a long while, but when they get up there’s no imprints at all.
What if you got up after trying to console a crying friend, and found that you had no imprints… and they were crying because they missed you?
This went from being inappropriate, to being scary an to just being something sad…
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I AM FREAKING OUT RIGHT NOW OH MY GOD
ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?!?!
Okay, now before anyone starts freaking out, I just wanna point out that the marching music scene in Europe is VASTLY different than it is here in America.
For one, the main circuit for what we consider drum and bugle corps is Drum Corps Europe which according to their site holds championships in September. Based on that picture above, BD will not be going to those if they are pulling out after July. On top of that, the site lists the current top 10 scores from the circuit and the leader right now is a corps known as Jong Jubal with a score of 67.6. I don’t know what their judges sheets look like, so I do not know how good of a score this actually is, but the difference between it and the top early season scores for corps in DCI’s World Class tells me that the two are not exactly the same. Also, it is interesting to point out that BD actually spent part of their 2005 tour in Europe. They ended that year with a 4th place finish, the only time they haven’t won a medal since the early 90’s. I of course can’t say too much in certainty, but I believe that the European trip hurt them some because they did not have as much time customizing their show to DCI judges.
For two, extracurricular activities such as marching band are not exactly normal in European schools. I’m no expert on them by any means, but from what I’ve heard from the few exchange students that went to my high school for a while, they all said about the same thing. School is for school. Sports and stuff like that are normally done separately. Also, because American football is not nearly as popular there, marching bands evolved in a completely separate manor than here in America.
Not trying to be a buzz kill here, but I’m just saying that this might not be as amazing as it first sounds. If I had to make a prediction, I think that BD will either show up and dominate to no end, or what they do will look seem so different from what we’re used to that it won’t be as exciting.
I investigated the DCE scoring sheets and found not only is DCE much more open with their judges sheets, but that they follow a very similar structure to DCI’s. They have the sheets split into captions and each judge scores corps in content and achievement using the box system. (I.E.- Box 1 is low and Box 5 is high) So basically, what they are doing in DCE is basically the same, but how they are doing it is at a different level.
The break down is like this:
Field Visual- 10 pts
Color Guard- 10 pts
Ensemble Visual- 10 pts
Visual Total- 30 pts
Field Percussion- 10 pts
Field Music- 10 pts
Ensemble Music- 10 pts
Music Total- 30 pts
Visual Effect- 20 pts
Music Effect- 20 pts
Effect total- 40 pts
Total Score- 100 pts