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by Narsil
Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Tool
Replies: 124
Views: 23848

Re: Tool

Hmm, I appear to be developing into the resident Tool Easter-Egg sceptic around here. As that post itself points out, that track re-arrangement is unlikely to be intentional as it splits Dispostion/Reflection/Triad up. Those were conceived as one song, split into 3 for the album, but played as a si...
by Narsil
Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What does it mean to be "middle-class?"
Replies: 39
Views: 7926

Re: What does it mean to be "middle-class?"

For me, middle class means that I'm too poor for college and not poor enough for financial aid.
by Narsil
Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Tool
Replies: 124
Views: 23848

Re: Tool

I cannot believe that no one has mentioned the holy gift yet. tl;dr, some fans that dig into this kind of thing believe that, going along with the Fibonacci motifs in Lateralus , the album is in itself a puzzle, and not in complete form when you first get it. To listen to the album as it's actually ...
by Narsil
Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: eReader Owners Thread (Kindle, Nook, Kobo etc)
Replies: 51
Views: 13464

Re: eReader Owners Thread (Kindle, Nook, Kobo etc)

No. See Rule #2 -ST
by Narsil
Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:35 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend me a good short story author...
Replies: 48
Views: 55437

Re: Recommend me a good short story author...

Jorge Luis Borges. I've kept his collected short fictions always by my bedside since I got it; its probably my most prized book. Explaining his stories wouldn't do them fair justice, but suffice to say they're mysterious, beautiful, short and fascinating. They're filled with symbols, mysteries, laby...
by Narsil
Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music
Replies: 68
Views: 17814

Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

R-654304-1170195233.jpeg This whole album. All of it. It jerks a tear, then crushes your soul, and then slowly mends it back together again. Musically speaking, it's a mix of trip-hop, ambient, spoken word, and just a dash of breakcore. If you're in the mood for a sitting-down musical experience, n...
by Narsil
Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Earliest music memories.
Replies: 34
Views: 6929

Re: Earliest music memories.

First music memory is Star Guitar, by The Chemical Brothers. Every time I took a ride in his car I would beg him to play Come With Us over. and over. and over again. Sometimes he refused and played Fatboy Slim or Soul Coughing instead. But I had no problems with that.
by Narsil
Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: 2012 in music
Replies: 58
Views: 33028

Re: 2012 in music

>The Mars Volta is supposed to be coming out with a new record, but then again they said that about this year too. But I'm sure it'll be incredible. >Swans has another new album, "The Seer" coming out next year. Can't fucking wait. >I think Animal Collective is going back into the studio, ...
by Narsil
Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .
Replies: 79
Views: 10416

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

When I eat scrambled or fried eggs, I get this feeling all over like I'm covered in grease. It's nasty and then after Sunday breakfasts I usually spend the rest of the sunday feeling gross.
by Narsil
Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Collective Works of Neil Gaiman
Replies: 183
Views: 57135

Re: I want to write like Neil Gaimen (The Neil Gaimen Thread)

Sooo. I was thinking of giving a Gaiman book to a friend for a birthday. She mentioned only liking fantasy books (as in. i think she's only read HP books or the like). I'm kinda undecided on which book to give her. Any idea which would be a good one for a pregnant birthday-lady? :mrgreen: I believe...
by Narsil
Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Narsil needs a cookbook, details inside
Replies: 8
Views: 1092

Re: Narsil needs a cookbook, details inside

You can, but in the mean time I'm also gonna try this "Veggie Food" book Amazon recommended.
by Narsil
Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Narsil needs a cookbook, details inside
Replies: 8
Views: 1092

Re: Narsil needs a cookbook, details inside

I like this a lot, and a copy can be had for around $5. Sold. Thanks a lot.
by Narsil
Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Narsil needs a cookbook, details inside
Replies: 8
Views: 1092

Narsil needs a cookbook, details inside

Hey foodies, I was wondering if you could recommend a good cookbook for me. I'm moving out soon, and I can't cook worth a damn. I screwed up my microwave oatmeal last night, to give you an idea of what we're working with here. But I'm going to have to learn to cook on my own here soon, so here are t...
by Narsil
Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Anyone else like horror books?
Replies: 36
Views: 4620

Re: Anyone else like horror books?

I will third Clive Barker, particularly The Hellbound Heart, The Damnation Game, Coldheart Canyon, and for the young-ens The Thief of Always. You have to be careful though, pretty much anything other than The Thief of Always and Abarat will have graphic depictions of various kinds of sex. Warning: ...
by Narsil
Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What was with the negative level in mario bros.?
Replies: 27
Views: 2296

Re: What was with the negative level in mario bros.?

In b4...

never mind, I'll just do it. If anyone hates these kinds of games, you should try I wanna be the guy. Easily the simplest, most straightforward game I've ever played.
by Narsil
Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS3, Xbox360, Wii, Atari 5200. Why buy? (PS3 vs XBox360)
Replies: 88
Views: 8932

Re: Should I sell my 360 and get a PS3?

I'd advise going for it. Get the PS3. The disc games are alright, but PSN is where it's at for me. It's got a wealth of exclusive experimental and arty games that I, personally enjoy.

LittleBigPlanet is not as amazing as you might believe.
by Narsil
Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dante's Inferno: The Game!
Replies: 27
Views: 1854

Re: Dante's Inferno: The Game!

I made a LittleBigPlanet level of the first 5 cantos of the Inferno once. I can almost guarantee it's more accurate. Maybe accuracy doesn't translate to fun, though. At any rate, they relied a bit too heavily on the smoky effect, but at the end I liked the horrible sludgy goo world that Cerberus was...
by Narsil
Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: *nix on a USB stick... THE HARD WAY?
Replies: 7
Views: 562

Re: *nix on a USB stick... THE HARD WAY?

I think most all modern BIOS'es support booting from USB, which should mean that you can install to the USB drive from pretty much any liveCD. Since space is limited, I'd use Puppy Linux or Damn Small Linux. You will probably have to do manual partitioning, which isn't too difficult.
by Narsil
Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: 2666
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

Re: 2666

*twitch* you...put down....

Okay, moving on, is there anything dreamlike/surreal about the novel? Because if so I'm in. That's my area of interest currently.
by Narsil
Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: 2666
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

Re: 2666

I was shopping for a new copy of Infinte Jest on Amazon and the book came up. It looked intriguing. Is the entire book accounts of abduction, rape and murder? I'd be a little apprehensious about reading that, then. Also, I was dissapointed because I was expecting 2666 to be like a year and I thought...
by Narsil
Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Finnegans Wake
Replies: 37
Views: 11566

Re: Finnegans Wake

Well, you got me there. You won the topic. Show's over, folks. Let's roll up the carpet.
by Narsil
Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Tom Robbins?
Replies: 13
Views: 1850

Re: Tom Robbins?

I hate that feeling of loving an author but not having anyone in the world to discuss the author with. I feel like that about rather everything. Sorry to say, I haven't read Robbins either. But I have heard of him, which is a start, and I'm pretty sure he's a postmodernist, so I'll get around to rea...
by Narsil
Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Audio Surf
Replies: 86
Views: 8963

Re: Audio Surf

Are there any other long (as in 10+ minute) songs people can recommend? So far, I've had the most fun with "The Poet And The Pendulum" by Nightwish. Some of the most fun I've had with the game has been obscenely long ambient music. Go figure. Also, Godspeed You! Black Emperor = raep tiem ...
by Narsil
Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: NIN|JA
Replies: 8
Views: 870

Re: NIN|JA

I'll be at the Indiana one!

I can't wait.
by Narsil
Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS3 Blinking Red Light Failure
Replies: 9
Views: 2641

Re: PS3 Blinking Red Light Failure

I've heard about that as well. Definitely contact Sony. I've had a lot of success writing a letter to the biggest guy you can fine. It sounds crazy, but it works well. Write a letter to the CEO of Sony in the US (or wherever you are) and tell him about your problem. That's assuming it's not under wa...
by Narsil
Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Goofus and Gallant together <3
Replies: 16
Views: 8978

Re: Goofus and Gallant together <3

I don't feel so well anymore.

I skipped past the last half of the goofus thing, but I read all of the care bears one.

I mean, damn. That guy who wrote it seems pretty intelligent. It's a shame he had to use his powers for evil.
by Narsil
Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Finnegans Wake
Replies: 37
Views: 11566

Re: Finnegans Wake

Feel free to raaage at this theory all you want, but isn't it possible that something could be so ambiguous that one can see more or less anything in it? Imagine, if you will, Finnegan's Wake as a perfect literary analogue of a Rorschach test. It's possible to get anything from it, but the literary ...
by Narsil
Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Finnegans Wake
Replies: 37
Views: 11566

Re: Finnegans Wake

I'm refusing to believe that you're for real here. This must be a hoax of some sort. I personally haven't attempted the book yet, as I failed to comprehend Gravity's Rainbow . Besides, don't you need to speak like 15 languages like Joyce in order to grasp the book and its up level puns? Also, you sh...
by Narsil
Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:07 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: SciFi changes to SyFy (Everyone is pleased)
Replies: 75
Views: 8246

Re: I am agog, agast, and enraged

Aren't the hip 18-24 year olds way too far into Hulu and torrents to really give a shit? I suppose the ones that weren't would be totally up for this, though. Keep in mind that this is the group of 18-24 year olds that would actually participate in a focus group.
by Narsil
Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:44 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Jane Eyre
Replies: 22
Views: 2228

Re: Jane Eyre

I couldn't stand how in the novel Jane is inherently superior to anyone she meets, and all adult and authority figures are snarling harpies whom Jane brings down with her amazing craftiness (even at, what, 9? 10?) and anyone with any hint of Jane's level of competence is out-and-out killed, like Hel...
by Narsil
Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:49 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Five movies in one day
Replies: 21
Views: 1550

Re: Five movies in one day

headprogrammingczar wrote:Edit: I am curious to see what list would contain Memento.

1. Memento
2. Memento
3. Memento
4. Memento
5. Memento, in reverse.
by Narsil
Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Noby Noby Boy *Nom nom nom*
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: Noby Noby Boy *Nom nom nom*

I think the point in the game lies in discovering the neat oddities that occur when you mess with stuff. I read about a way you can set stuff on fire, but I haven't found it yet. Though, I'm hoping they add an update one day that adds a bit more something to the game. What if there were randomly gen...
by Narsil
Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:36 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Noby Noby Boy *Nom nom nom*
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Noby Noby Boy *Nom nom nom*

I just got this today and it is pretty excellent. It's a PSN downloadable game that features a worm type guy named BOY and he can stretch and grow and eat things. When you stretch, your length gets uploaded to GIRL, who keeps track of the total length of all players in the world and grows accordingl...
by Narsil
Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:20 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Last.fm Compatibility Thread
Replies: 142
Views: 21202

Re: Last.fm Compatibility Thread

ParanoidAndroid wrote:My relatively new and underused last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/ohnopigeons
Seeing as how you're the last person to post a profile, I added you and got a Very High. Cool!

Also:
http://www.last.fm/user/robotinator
by Narsil
Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:42 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Student Quotes
Replies: 859
Views: 145196

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

My English teacher on the subject of Moby Dick: "Oh God, not more blubber!"
by Narsil
Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:37 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Coolest school projects, making schoolwork fun
Replies: 46
Views: 3358

Re: Coolest school projects, making schoolwork fun

I'm doing the IB Diploma, so i could have chosen any random topic to do my Extended Essay on. I chose the lighting in a midsummer night's dream, because a) i'm head of the wasps (tech team) at school, and b) i love AMSND. I'm almost finished the 4000 word essay, but it's heavy going. i might post i...
by Narsil
Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Shoegazing
Replies: 19
Views: 1274

Re: Shoegazing

I wholeheartedly second the recommendation of A Beautiful Machine. It's some very high-quality stuff. I've listened to their whole discography now, and it's worth paying for.
by Narsil
Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1805
Views: 392788

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

I'm of the opinion that the book is too short, myself. I'm guessing that you're referring to the second act of the story, when the Count is in Rome. I'd be inclined to agree, as compared to the opening and then the last half of the novel, it's fucktastically boring. But it sets up a lot of sub plots...
by Narsil
Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Banned Books Project (Help Me Choose One)
Replies: 46
Views: 4922

Re: Banned Books Project (Help Me Choose One)

@psyck0:

I skimmed over you post and thought you said that Leaves of Grass was a book about gay love.
by Narsil
Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1805
Views: 392788

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

I put down Spook Country because it got lame and boring. I thought it was gonna be some sort of badass post-cyberpunk, but it's kinda like the cyberpunk party ended and this book's left picking up trash. A better description: there's a lot of themes of paranoia and fear in post-9/11 America and at t...

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