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by Furburt
Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fora member birthdays
Replies: 753
Views: 100851

Re: Fora member birthdays

My birthday falls on August the 29th.

Which is, incidentally, the day that Judgment day happens in Terminator 2.

I watch too many movies, I really do.
by Furburt
Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Farmville is beating Valve.
Replies: 37
Views: 5379

Re: Farmville is beating Valve.

Speaking as an actual member of the Escapist, I can opine that the whole March Mayhem competition is a bad joke. Every time it comes around, it ends up with more pointless bickering, probations, suspensions, what have you. I don't know why they still do it, other than money. Anyway, Valve won in the...
by Furburt
Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Songs that you can't stop listening to
Replies: 111
Views: 17358

Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Why oh why oh why can I not stop listening to the Disco a Go Go theme from Timesplitters Future Perfect?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE34_JfBdmY

It's probably one of the best soundtracks ever made, but even then, I still shouldn't listen to it as much as I do.
by Furburt
Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: open Internet pages
Replies: 43
Views: 3956

Re: open Internet pages

Erm, this thread, The Escapist, TV Tropes and a website about the Northern Ireland Conflict. The first 3 for fun, the last one for research.

I'm also watching Kill Bill on my laptop as well.
by Furburt
Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Good Acoustic Guitar/ Ukulele Songs
Replies: 7
Views: 4310

Re: Good Acoustic Guitar/ Ukulele Songs

Demented Teddy wrote:After all, the rules are that no Ukelele playing is allowed unless it's two at once.



Heh, I agree. Ukulele's just aren't quite as good in mono.
by Furburt
Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Replies: 363
Views: 50144

Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic

Well, I love Bioware more than any other developer, and they've never really made a game that was less than stellar, so I have high hopes for this one. I've purposely been distancing myself from it though, so I don't overhype myself or spoil it. If the reviews turn out to be good, me and a friend wi...
by Furburt
Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: gaming for long periods?
Replies: 32
Views: 5229

Re: gaming for long periods?

Well, I have only one thing to offer that others haven't. Smoothies. Make yourself a nice smoothie (assuming you have a blender) with plenty of fruits and stuff and the slow release energy will keep you alert far longer than energy drinks or sugar will. If you have to do it, you might as well do it ...
by Furburt
Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10916
Views: 2188120

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

My name is Fabian, I'm 17 years old and I'm Irish. I'm from the same forum as the fellow Hubilub above me, that being The Escapist. Recently, The Escapist has been under some turmoil due to arguments over a proposed subscription scheme, so I've decided to duck out of it for a while and wait until it...
by Furburt
Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Best Films of 2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3942

Re: Best Films of 2009

Erm, let's see now. Mine would be quite similar to the OP's 1. Avatar (hands down the most entertaining film I've seen in years) 2. The Hurt Locker (Probably the best Iraq war film yet. Far better than Redacted) 3. Inglourious Basterds (Tarantino back on form again!) 4. District 9 (Just a very good ...
by Furburt
Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ichi The Killer
Replies: 3
Views: 1170

Re: Ichi The Killer

A brilliant film. Not the sickest film ever as some claim it to be (that dubious honour has to go to the August Underground trilogy), but Ichi the Killer just has this brilliant manic energy to it, as well as a sly undercurrent of humour.

I might go and watch it again, actually.
by Furburt
Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Milk
Replies: 12
Views: 2244

Re: Milk

Well, as Oscar Bait goes, it's actually good, which is a plus. Certainly quite watchable anyway, and still relevant. Better than most 'inspirational' films, such as that current piece of blandness that's floating around, The Blind Side. No, it was a pretty solid film, all said. Sean Penn can be a bi...
by Furburt
Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Good books that piss you off
Replies: 38
Views: 7713

Re: Good books that piss you off

Ooh, it would have to be Straw Dogs by John Gray. An amazingly misanthropic book, he basically tears humanism to shreds, using fact after fact to prove that humans are as dumb as every other animal. It's fascinating, but very depressing, especially if you happen to be a human, like me. Definitely wo...
by Furburt
Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Similar Forums
Replies: 8
Views: 13452

Re: Similar Forums

The Escapist can be great, when you catch it at a good time. It's in a bit of turmoil at the moment, but that always happens this time of year. Wait about a month. It's a pretty good forum for general discussion, but the user groups are probably the best part of it. I'm a lot better known on there, ...
by Furburt
Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Good Acoustic Guitar/ Ukulele Songs
Replies: 7
Views: 4310

Re: Good Acoustic Guitar/ Ukulele Songs

Well, I'll just post my favourite acoustic song. Capsized, by Kyuss. The only unfortunate thing is that you really need to have two people to play it, but if you can get past that hurdle, you'll blow em away.

Here we go.
by Furburt
Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music whore
Replies: 6
Views: 1796

Re: Music whore

Music is the light of my life. I listen to very large amount of music. I'd say I have about 200 GB's of music in total, nestled away on external hard drives, not counting my roughly 700 Vinyls and about 900 CD's. Yep, I'm addicted to music, and I'm proud of it. I like being a "Music Whore"...
by Furburt
Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: So, Any Of You Play The Guitar?
Replies: 157
Views: 19505

Re: So, Any Of You Play The Guitar?

Yes, I play guitar, bass guitar, Keyboards and program drum machines. I've been playing guitar the longest, since about age 13. I have a Fender Telecaster and a vintage Fender Stratocaster. I have Dysphraxia, so I'm not the best, but I typically play rhythm as opposed to lead. Not great at solos. Ho...
by Furburt
Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: I am looking for some good midi music
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Re: I am looking for some good midi music

Well, I can only really offer you one song, and it's not really an original, just an 8-bit remix of another track, but the remix of the Killer 7 Rave On song is incredibly addictive.

Listen once, and you won't stop.

Aside from that, I can't really think of anything.
by Furburt
Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals
Replies: 294
Views: 125728

Re: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals

I really do think that Chicago noise-punk band Big Blacks covers of He's a Whore by Cheap Trick, Rema Rema by the band of the same name and The Model by Kraftwerk far exceed the originals. They're just so intense.
by Furburt
Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Halo 3 Forge vs Garry's Mod.
Replies: 10
Views: 2146

Re: Halo 3 Forge vs Garry's Mod.

I think the following two FPS editors are slightly different to the ones that have been mentioned so far, since they're separate map-editing modes rather than real-time in-game editing, but I want to mention them anyway: - For a last-gen game, TimeSplitters Future Perfect had a very good level edit...
by Furburt
Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: perfect dark
Replies: 9
Views: 1673

Re: perfect dark

I don't have a 360, but as I said in another thread, I still play the N64 version daily. I think it and Timesplitters 2 and 3 are probably the best console multiplayer FPS games there is.

I'd recommend turning one-hit kills on if you want an incredibly tense match. That and some Darksims.
by Furburt
Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games I still play Daily...
Replies: 18
Views: 3121

Re: Games I still play Daily...

Perfect Dark. I have a PC, a Wii, and a Gamecube, but the N64 is the only one I still play day after day. Call me trapped in the past if you will, but to me, it's an example of console perfection. And Perfect Dark is without a doubt the best game on it. I can play the G5 building map with bots a mil...
by Furburt
Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Best and worst vocalist you have ever come across
Replies: 48
Views: 6237

Re: Best and worst vocalist you have ever come across

The best vocalist I have heard thus far is most probably Justin Broadrick, of the bands Godflesh, Fall Of Because, Napalm Death, Jesu, Final and Head Of David. He's not the most technically gifted singer in the world, but he has a passion behind his voice that few I've heard have matched. He's also ...
by Furburt
Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in OP)
Replies: 396
Views: 154630

Re: Post YOUR music here (Merged : The Rainbow Correction)

Well, I have a few songs on youtube. I'll show you some of what I consider the best. They aren't brilliant, but considering it's me playing all the instruments, I'd say they're acceptable. Here we go. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i88aDLuNos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOXz7cAL9Fo http://www.yo...
by Furburt
Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:04 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Bands you like but everyone else hates?
Replies: 47
Views: 8810

Re: Bands you like but everyone else hates?

Hrm.... Probably John Zorns Naked City/Painkiller stuff. An.... interesting mix between freeform jazz and grindcore, most people I show it to look at me with the same look that one would usually give to a serial killer. Probably the best of his stuff would be his work with Naked City, which typicall...
by Furburt
Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...
Replies: 686
Views: 75616

Re: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-kno

Strangely enough, I never actually noticed any of the publicity. Perhaps due to my incredibly rural location, but still, I'm on the internet most of the day, I should have at least heard of it. I went and saw it on the opening day (17th December, I think) in my local town, there was about 20 people ...
by Furburt
Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I love the Mods
Replies: 34
Views: 2692

Re: I love the Mods

I've only been on this site a day, but from what I can see, it has very good moderators, so I hope I don't run afoul of them!
by Furburt
Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How Separate are your Online and Meatspace Identities?
Replies: 54
Views: 4785

Re: How Separate are your Online and Meatspace Identities?

Pretty much the same. I'm slightly more outgoing on the internet, but a general rule of thumb is, if I say it on the internet, I'd say it in real life too. I don't like anonymity, I'll happily give out my first name and photo to those who ask. I think a lot of the internet's problems are caused by a...
by Furburt
Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Moments In Music
Replies: 396
Views: 185892

Re: Perfect Moments In Music

I'd certainly recommend it, Dasboard, Come My Fanatics is just as good as Dopethrone is. That, Dopethrone and Witchcult Today would be their best, although they've never actually released a bad album, in my opinion. A rarity among bands, surely. Come My Fanatics is a lot denser than Dopethrone thoug...
by Furburt
Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Predictable movies
Replies: 18
Views: 4957

Re: Predictable movies

Well, being that I watch a lot of B-movies, predictability in movies doesn't bother me, as long as whatever journey the film is taking me on is an entertaining one. When it comes to films, I see entertainment as the most important thing, it's the reason I watch films. It doesn't matter to me if I ca...
by Furburt
Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Long haired cute geek boys wanted!
Replies: 733
Views: 106515

Re: Long haired cute geek boys wanted!

Long hair? Yup.

Geek? Very much so.

Cute? Not really.

Still, 2 out of 3 ain't bad.

Spoiler:
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by Furburt
Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Why do we look for realism in games?
Replies: 72
Views: 7917

Re: Why do we look for realism in games?

What I do as goes realism in games is to work both ends of the spectrum. I enjoy realistic games such as ArmA II and Red Orchestra. (Although not the maddeningly realistic stuff, like Bus Simulator), as they come close to being totally realistic yet still allow you to do things you wouldn't be parti...
by Furburt
Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Moments In Music
Replies: 396
Views: 185892

Re: Perfect Moments In Music

Mine would most definitely be the song Return Trip, the opening song of the album Come My Fanatics by Stoner Doom band Electric Wizard. It starts out with a droning feedback, which leads into the main riff. For the first 2 minutes or so, it's a standard enough Doom metal song, it's incredibly heavy,...

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