If I recall correctly, I had first pick.
The bans are very standard, besides the fact that I slip up. While banning LeShrac and CK are perfectly reasonable, I should've done the same thing as Nyselm and ban a hero that has the POTENTIAL to be good but is not entirely sure if I have the potential to play it (ES); Instead, I ban Invoker, which, in retrospect, would be a HORRIBLE pick for him (As I am the only one in the lobby who can play him, and we both know it) instead of chen/enchantress, which lets him either use his 3rd ban on Furion, or 3rd ban Invoker, which then lets me be free to FP the one he didn't.
We end up letting Furion through, which I obviously pick because, well, I shouldn't have to explain Furion first pick; He's got the potential to either semi-carry, hard carry, support, AND he has global presence like none other than Tinker. Nyselm responds with a very, VERY obvious Rubick pick, because not only does he know I love to pick/play it, it's always good (even though picking him first phase usually ends up forcing you into a trilaning situation, making your lanes very predictable.). He also picks up Windrunner, who is again, like AA/Rubick/LeShrac, and can play literally ANY role her team needs her to fill. This solidifies his decision to trilane, as he now has one of his solo lanes. Not to mention both of these heroes can buy Mek, Pipe or Drums, and these are pretty essential items. My team ends up without a good Mek carrier in the end, which dicks us a little in the teamfights IMO.
I respond with one of the two picks I took my team's call on (Because it was coincidentally the thought I had in my head.), and pick Dark Seer. I believe DS was the correct decision because I needed someone to live against his trilane who would still get some farm, and he also adds some teamfight control will wall+vacuum. Even though he would've lost to the WR in lane, he would've been able to transition into a jungle if he needed to.
My (Dire's) third pick is where I fucked up a little. I should've picked tide, due to how much more he brings to my team when played by a low-skilled player then CM does, in addition to the fact I had forgotten that Tide even existed. CM was my brain going 'I want Panda, because if I pick up Panda, he can't win a teamfight!'. I then realized I had no one to PLAY Panda. Oh well, I'll just roll with it. If I pick CM here, I can still push, teamfight, gank, OR turtle, and I'm not committing to anything but a DS solo lane.
He responds with an AM pick. What the FUCK? We were actually in mumble talking to each other for the duration of both games, and this pick is prefaced with "My team is making me pick this". I don't think it was a good pick, as I prefer to leave my carry ambiguous until 4th pick so you can't ban out the supports I wanted, and I know that Nyselm much prefers Weaver as a pick in general. I guess he was pressured by his team, and this now tells me that his trilane needs a stun OR lich.
Alright, second ban phase. Let's do this. He needs a support with a stun, BAN VS! My team is already talking about picking NS, which is one of the two semicarries I want to pick (The other one being PotM), and -Armor is a very bad thing for him. Not to mention I also want to pick Enigma (Because I forgot ALL ABOUT Tide) and swap is a spell that disrupts black hole through BKB. I didn't think much about this ban, and think that had I not wanted Enigma so badly I might've banned, say, SD to block out the 'level one manta killing power AM' problem that an SD/Rubick/AM lane could have for my DS.
Because Nyselm isn't a FUCKING RETARD (Like he is whenever I lane with him) he read my thoughtless, quick VS ban as a 'WANT ENIGMA', and bans Enigma.
I go 'fuck', and we both remember Tide exists. We want tide. I ban lich because SUCK A DICK ANTIMAGE.
I'm not sure why he banned TA. Maybe he wasn't really sure what I wanted, and realized that I'm still looking for my mid, and wasn't sure if we could play TA. I wouldn't have picked it, as we both know tide is a dude who exists.
Picking phase; I pick Tide, because I want my teamfight control, and if he takes Tide I think I auto-lose.
He picks Sandking to round out his trilane, and grab up the last real teamfight hero in the pool. Not only that, but he can still SK mid and pick another support. I kinda lost my shit in my own head here and de-focused from the draft because I realized that my team is berating me for not picking Doom, and that I'm going to have to play Tide/CM as a duo top, and that I'm not going to be in that lane. Hopefully I'm just feeding windrunner, and neither of them roam. I call my lanes, and decide on a last pick; I tell my team to pick what they want, I think I'm going to have to play 1v5. I finish off with a Balanar pick, which I do not think was the correct option. I wanted a ganking semicarry, which brings an interrupt to the table. I should've picked PotM, because her ult also brings teamfight and global escape to the table.
Nyselm responds with a very surprising Slardar pick, as I know he doesn't like the hero. The -Armor is pretty horrible for my team, and the stun causes a lot of problems. Bash is a non-factor, as it is random, but ends up winning him a few fights. He also ends up beating my Nightstalker mid because nobody on my team bought wards for rune control, and I assumed Nyselm had them.
In the end, I believe that my team had a HUGE edge pick-wise, and that we were simply outlaned and outplayed, and that I ended up drafting for players equal my skill instead of doing something like picking invoker for myself and winning all 3 lanes simultaneously, or picking Tide-DK-Sven-Leoric-Pudge, and then letting my team out-tank them while I play pudge and win every fight.