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MO Round 5: W. Navarre V.S. Mr. Cab
About this creation
My great category: Turn a song into a MOC
My opponent the Mr. Cab, with his great entry viewable on flickr.
And here is the song I chose, a lovely piece by Hans Zimmer. I'd like to point out that this was the first time I'd heard the music, and that I haven't watched the movie (I chose this lest I unconsciously imitate or build similar to what it came from - this is my imagination at work ;) ).
I chose to make a series of MOCs forming a story. I got the idea from the three segments I felt there where to the music, hopeful but sad, dramatic, and then mournful, I dare say you'll know what I mean when you listen. I hope you can interpret the story for yourselves based off the pictures, like a silent movie. MOC number one, Farewell:

Farewell

The Gloomy Arch Of Ages

The Gloomy Arch Of Ages

The Gloomy Arch Of Ages

The Gloomy Arch Of Ages

The Gloomy Arch Of Ages

The Gloomy Arch Of Ages

The second MOC, The Gloomy Arch of Ages:

The Gloomy Arch of Ages

The Gloomy Arch Of Ages

The Gloomy Arch Of Ages

The Gloomy Arch Of Ages

The Gloomy Arch Of Ages

The Gloomy Arch Of Ages

The Gloomy Arch Of Ages

The Gloomy Arch Of Ages

The Gloomy Arch Of Ages

The Gloomy Arch Of Ages

The Gloomy Arch Of Ages

The Gloomy Arch Of Ages

The Gloomy Arch Of Ages

The Gloomy Arch Of Ages

The Gloomy Arch Of Ages

The Gloomy Arch Of Ages

The Gloomy Arch Of Ages

The Gloomy Arch Of Ages

And the third and last of my MOCs, By his Graveside:

By his Graveside

This was a great category to build for and I enjoyed it.




Comments

 I like it 
  December 26, 2016
I lived in Japan as a child and then as an early teen, so I am always attracted to Japanese themed builds. Very nicely done! :)
 I like it 
  December 3, 2016
great scenes!
  December 1, 2016
Just to pipe in quickly as I saw this little confrontation take shape and pleasantly recede. Critique is an art form unto itself not only in giving but also receiving. It is a skill that MUST be honed by both giver and taker. And in the end, it is but one opinion. The more eyes and brains guiding them that can add to the conversation that is art in front of us, the ultimately better. It is entirely up to the artist to take the information and make it knowledge. Step back and discard emotion, expansion and growth are the only goal.
 I like it 
  December 1, 2016
Congratulations on a deserved victory! Thank you for an awesome final match. Looks like you're the better Samurai of the two of us. :P I wish you good luck for the final round. If anyone can defeat Deus, it's you. :P
 I like it 
  December 1, 2016
Hahah! A double take was exactly the response I wanted. Good luck ;)
 I made it 
  December 1, 2016
Oh yeah, Grant :P . At first I looked it over, then I did a double take and got suspicious, and then I checked out your comment on my opponent's build and got a confirmation, but I'd already posted my comment ;) . I'm very happy to move on to the final round, and am grateful to Mr. Cab for the tough competition and his friendliness - I knew this might go either way, so I'm elated! Bring on the final round, and I'm deucedly glad to come head to head with you Mr. Dues ;) . (hope you like the pun.. or am I mispronouncing your name/alias?)
 I like it 
  December 1, 2016
Excellent! Hans Zimmer for the win (actually though, in your case, heh, heh).
  December 1, 2016
Did you pick up on me saying your final round opponent? as in you made it to the final round?
 I made it 
  December 1, 2016
Quoting Grant Davis I have always really liked any criticism I've gotten from people. I've been building for a long time and I've gotten pretty good, but I know I'm not perfect. There is always room for criticism, whether it be in a compliment sandwich or not. Your future final round opponent Dues is actually one of my favorite people to get comments from because he doesn't sugarcoat things. Usually a small compliment followed by well thought out critiques or opinions.
Yeah guys, don't get me wrong. Critique is fine, and I'm the last guy in the world to get offended at anything, I just felt like mentioning that. Don't you believe in being nice? Sure, not everybody is a master at the art of flattery and all that, and I get it. I don't strictly dislike comments like Oliver's (or Dues's), I just felt like mentioning it, let's leave it at that :) .
 I like it 
  December 1, 2016
I have always really liked any criticism I've gotten from people. I've been building for a long time and I've gotten pretty good, but I know I'm not perfect. There is always room for criticism, whether it be in a compliment sandwich or not. Your future final round opponent Dues is actually one of my favorite people to get comments from because he doesn't sugarcoat things. Usually a small compliment followed by well thought out critiques or opinions.
 I like it 
  November 30, 2016
Both entries were great. Your opponent had some neat forced perspective, but your multiple scenes and fantastic rockwork push it ahead and you get my vote.
 I made it 
  November 30, 2016
Fair enough guys, I'm sure you understand me.
  November 30, 2016
W, I think Oliver's comment was not out of place. Everyone knows your creations are amazing and having 10 people repeat it is cool is pretty much the same as 100 people doing so. But every negative comment you get points your attention to something that is wrong and some times that is enough to rework your build or learn for the future.
  November 30, 2016
For sure I'm not offended, W Navarre! And of course: I'm able to make you a compliment AND also to remark what I would have found interesting to see from you here belonging to a style of building! That's my opinion and my gusto, but NOT a bad critic! Hope this "shoe doesn't fits"... ;)
 I made it 
  November 30, 2016
Thanks for the long comments, judges, and while I frankly like to think that, particularly the last scene, but also a couple others like the silhouette, had good atmosphere and emotion, I respect your opinions, and to each his own, my opponent's build was awesome too :) . Oliver Becker: Thank you for your complement, but you strike me as being sour. You can't complement me but you add something that is not positive at all. I appreciate critique, don't get me wrong, but your comment is not helpful, do you think it didn't occur to me before? That I didn't weigh both options and choose minifig scale for a reason? I did take a chance, a challenge, and I don't understand why people think brickbuilt things are harder then minifigs. I have built brickbuilt people/animals often before, and I tell you these minifigs were tougher, I was less comfortable with them. I took great care to pose them, and I went purist too except weapons and one cape. Keep commenting on my things, and give me advice if you please, I like it, but please, I don't like getting told that the care I took and the decision I made were bad, with no suggestions or help for the future together with it. You did not even take the care to learn that I *am* comfortable with brickbuilt, or that I weighed the matter before making my choice. Add that to the fact that English is your second language and you aren't careful to make your comments completely understandable. Now, I take your comment with a grain of salt, and am not offended, I just wished to comment on this: I hope you are not offended either (and on a side note, I am impressed with my opponents build, and he too did take a challenge with brickbuilt, though it's not the first time he's done brickbuilt either, and I have zero objection to your saying that you prefer his). I hope no one takes this comment wrongly.
 I like it 
  November 30, 2016
Excellent as known! But: Minifigs/minifig scale are in your line, so I would have liked to see more skills in another style here from you in THIS contest as the opportunity arises in this item... ;)
 I like it 
  November 30, 2016
Awesome.
 I like it 
  November 30, 2016
There are some great build techniques going on here. You can't help be impressed by the rock work which is superb and I really appreciate the multiple builds. However for me this category is all about that intangible ability to capture a mood and on this occasion I think your opponent just edged ahead. Good luck!
 I like it 
  November 29, 2016
Stunning builds, you have to love that impossible-looking rock spire. Lovely music too.
 I like it 
  November 29, 2016
Both builds were very... VERY good (understatement)! Both fit the music well and both were relateable emotionally. Really where my choice lies boils down to "which do I like better? The forced perspective or the arch rockwork?" While it's a tough choice to be sure I'm leaning towards Navarre on this one with the rockwork. Good luck with the other judges! ~Chris.
  November 29, 2016
This is brilliant! The techniques you utilize are frightening as to how well they form a solid structure. The selection of music is a wonderful choice open to multiple visions and interpretations (Zimmer is rather well known for evoking this brilliant response.) I feel that where your build(s) shine, they also fall. There is an inherent limitation with minifigs that tend to detract from an emotional level. We can all relate to them on some level, but they cannot really hold hands. The sets are presented straight forward, a little stolid and a slight bit single layered. I feel that a level of depth was just there out of reach, but very close. And on that subtle difference, Mr. Cab gets my vote. BTW that silhouette picture from below of them on the arch is one of the best pics I have ever seen on Mocpages.
 I like it 
  November 29, 2016
To be frank, neither of these builds blew me away nor listening to the audio and looking at either build simultaneously moved me. Sorry to be a little harsh but as former winner in this category, and this being the second last round I am left looking for more. Builds are good but not knock my socks of great with the exception of your rock work which is fantastic. I do have to choose one and since I feel multiple scenes tells a better story than a single frame - you have my vote - good luck with the other judges and congrats for getting this far!
 I made it 
  November 29, 2016
Thank you for the positive comments guys! Encourages me a good deal :) . Just out of curiosity did any of you just skip to the comments and miss two of the builds? It just seemed a little that way and so I figured it couldn't hurt to mention ;) .
 I like it 
  November 29, 2016
The one wall of the rock formation is a bit flat, but that does not mean that it unrealistic. the formation is fantastically constituted., although I don't know if it would stand, it is eye catching and beautiful nontheless. Looks like a tough round.
 I like it 
  November 29, 2016
Epic rockwork right there. Very atmospherical MOC. You got this!
 I like it 
  November 29, 2016
What a build. The middle section is pretty much my entire rock parts collection, and 10 times my building skill. This is quite an achievement, great work and best of luck in voting.
 I like it 
  November 29, 2016
Beautiful, you and Mr Cab have given us a great show in this match. Good luck!
 I like it 
  November 28, 2016
Fantastic shaping on the rock, probably your best rockwork to date. Good luck!
 I like it 
  November 28, 2016
I see you used some of the Cape Madness stuff from last year's Tourney. :) I like how you took a story approach to the category. I think this could turn out to be a close one, but I'm pretty sure you'll come out on top. There's just more to your entry than to mine. The arch especially is a novel idea, executed beautifully. Once again best of luck. :)
 I like it 
  November 28, 2016
Man, everything here looks amazing! I dunno which I prefer, though... Good luck!
 I like it 
  November 28, 2016
I am rooting for you and like your MOC better. It could go either way, though. Good luck.
 I like it 
  November 28, 2016
Nice stuff! I particularly like the arch! --Blast--
 I like it 
  November 28, 2016
Great choice of music, and fantastic build! Good luck!
 I like it 
  November 28, 2016
Excellent! The scenes are all quite beautiful and creative (I especially like the arch)! Good luck!
 I like it 
  November 28, 2016
Awesome job josdu! ;) Awesome build, and great depiction of the song! Hans Zimmer, I have actually heard of him! :) Great job man! Keep it up!
 
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