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by a386
Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 74127

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

oh man and there was an island, and there were ol' out of work superheroes who were forced into retirement, and there was all the social "do people like masked heroes or not" stuff. the incredibles: basically watchmen? well, watchmen for those kiddies among us who do not want to contemplat...
by a386
Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 74127

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

just finished reading today, itching for some discussion, found some on the internet! talking like Rorschach by accident? must investigate further. i watched that trailer and i really like it although it made me nervous when the guy said that adrian veldt "claims to be the smartest man in the w...
by a386
Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 209640

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

I really liked this book. I may be biased because my brother is autistic, though. The author made a very realistic autistic character in my mind, and it was supposed to actually have been the autistic person's essay for some class making the rants more acceptable. Overall I think it was a book that...
by a386
Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Help me get into music theory
Replies: 14
Views: 2368

Re: Help me get into music theory

guys i think i just remembered something but my friend has my copy of the book so i'm not sure: there's a longer discussion of music theory in the back of this is your brain on music after the main book is done with, like in the indexes or something.
by a386
Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...
Replies: 223
Views: 22046

Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

i always wanted a pokemon MMO, where the only other trainers you fight are other players. otherwise it's all done in the style of a regular pokemon game, linear progression through gyms and tall grass and shit. you can also trade pokemon on the fly.
by a386
Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0519: "11th Grade"
Replies: 204
Views: 44398

Re: "11th Grade" Discussion

highschool is such a load of shit. i like the sudbury idea except with maybe some required basic history lessons tossed in, because i think at least a foundation in history and politics is necessary to a citizen of a democracy. basic literacy is at least to me also a must but i think that gets cover...
by a386
Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal! WILD MASS GUESSING AND THEORIZING AND BULLSHIT!
Replies: 423
Views: 73436

Re: Portal Multiplayer

you could do it like team 1 versus team 2, and the game is like capture the flag or something, and each side only gets one or two guys with a portal gun. that way there's only like four or eight portals in a room at a time so it's not complete server-crushing madness but you can still make it necess...
by a386
Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...
Replies: 223
Views: 22046

Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

i think we swept them all up by technology. give the islands a few social generations to progress and the human colonists would have beached their boats on shores with whole cities carved up in the side of Mt. Moon, with factories and a whole financial sector, and there would be a civil rights movem...
by a386
Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...
Replies: 223
Views: 22046

Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

fishyfish777 wrote:
Because cute, adorable animals forcefully enslaving human beings and making them beat the crap out of each other wouldn't make much of a show :roll:

man i would totally watch reverse pokemon.
by a386
Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stereotype the person above you
Replies: 2328
Views: 131565

Re: Stereotype the person above you

jumped to a conclusion about somebody's sexuality
must be sexually insecure
by a386
Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...
Replies: 223
Views: 22046

Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

does anyone remember that one episode of the tv show where they wind up on an island populated by giant-sized robot pokemons and it turns out it's a theme park? everyone lost all their pokemon and then pikachu opened up all the pokeballs and then they would speak to each other and it was subtitled, ...
by a386
Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Spider (Image) From Hell
Replies: 264
Views: 60485

Re: The Spider (Image) From Hell

i really i genuinely am ok with having a tarantula in my palm, and i'm cool with looking at any image of a spider i've ever come across, except the OP. oh my god something about how black it is and the glossyness implies this alive sleek hair texture that just turns the shit out of my stomach, i can...
by a386
Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Help me get into music theory
Replies: 14
Views: 2368

Re: Help me get into music theory

was there a primer in that book? I don't remember... I must have skipped it. Anyways, I thought that there were lots of problems with the rest of Levitin's book, including some pretty basic factual errors. They say that some of the simple ones were fixed in the paperback, but I'd still be wary. It ...
by a386
Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:44 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: I like obscure rap/hiphop...do you?
Replies: 52
Views: 12288

Re: I like obscure rap/hiphop...do you?

guys this thread is a good resource for me because i have been looking to break into this sort of thing but it's hard for me to get started! also i like Asheru but i admit i just found him through the boondocks theme.
by a386
Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Help me get into music theory
Replies: 14
Views: 2368

Re: Help me get into music theory

if the answer is "not so much" or if you are another person reading this thread looking for an introduction to music theory, there is a book called "this is your brain on music" which (is very good imho and) has an opening section with a sort of a music theory primer so that you ...
by a386
Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music that kicks ass
Replies: 24
Views: 2577

Re: Music that kicks ass

aion7 wrote:Queen?

Also, The Touch by Stan Bush.

one time i was in a car and don't stop me now was on the radio, and everybody sang along, and i was pretty sure that i could have jumped up through the roof and raced the car to its destination and won
by a386
Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Last album you got?
Replies: 15
Views: 1334

Re: Last album you got?

fall of troy's new EP "phantom on the horizon," which was good n' proggy. i'll give it a 2.6 out of pi.
by a386
Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pretend to Be A Time Traveler Day - Now with (some) pics!
Replies: 195
Views: 24245

Re: Pretend to Be A Time Traveler Day - Now with (some) pics!

who is doing this this year? i want to get somebody to mention hurricane katrina and then act like i don't know what it is, and then have a friend explain to me that it was "one of the precursor storms" or something
by a386
Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: non-ipod
Replies: 14
Views: 2174

Re: non-ipod

you know i had an ipod touch and then it got stolen. it was pretty fun but i'm looking for something maybe that does less so i could get it with more storage for a little cheaper? also itunes was sort of a bitch to use.
by a386
Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: non-ipod
Replies: 14
Views: 2174

non-ipod

could you guys suggest to me a portable player that will play MP3s but also some file formats that are not MP3s, like .ogg or maybe even flac? (flac is not a deal-breaker.) i'm looking for kind of a big one, like 60 gigs-ish. also i would like it to sound pretty nice but i can't tell from audiophile...
by a386
Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Haiku.
Replies: 434
Views: 64749

Re: Haiku.

drumlines in the air
a beat in the distance calls
quintessential fall
by a386
Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Haiku.
Replies: 434
Views: 64749

Re: Haiku.

time is marching on
day will soon be at an end
even sooner now
by a386
Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Haiku.
Replies: 434
Views: 64749

Re: Haiku.

everybody dies
a little just by living
bad haiku or not.

(i don't mean to sound
like i'm awfully depressed
haiku is just tough.)
by a386
Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Wikipedia Spider Game
Replies: 196
Views: 15347

Re: Wikipedia Spider Game

oakham massachusetts to marriage to family law to law to intellectual property to trademark to domain name system to internet to flash animation to homestarrunner to strong bad.

juuust over ten but i couldn't get it any shorter.
whee what a fun game
strong bad to dave brubeck
by a386
Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Haiku.
Replies: 434
Views: 64749

Re: Haiku.

while in school, i find
i like to break the day up
by browsing the web.

thus, in the mid-day,
i end up on the fora
writing in haiku.
by a386
Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Wikipedia Spider Game
Replies: 196
Views: 15347

Re: Wikipedia Spider Game

asphyxia - nitrogen - nitroglycerin
who would've thought
go for me from PVC to PCP if you please.
by a386
Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Do you believe ska is dead?
Replies: 35
Views: 4526

Re: Do you believe ska is dead?

underground IS fashionable! "i liked less than jake after they were cool."
by a386
Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:33 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Do you believe ska is dead?
Replies: 35
Views: 4526

Re: Do you believe ska is dead?

Ska is pretty strong in Latin America and Spain. Also ska-jazz one time, i heard the New York Ska Jazz Ensemble on some internet radio station and i really liked it, but never quite found anything that was too much like it. is this a whole genre that i have yet to plumb? i may find some casual enjo...
by a386
Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music to fall asleep to
Replies: 88
Views: 7891

Re: Music to fall asleep to

a friend of mine swore by zero seven to fall asleep to, and then i got some and casually agreed.
by a386
Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Irish Folk Music, Any other fans?
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Re: Irish Folk Music, Any other fans?

i uh, i like some of that stuff but i do not know too much about it. i've got a little bit of the dubliners, and the pogues, and gaelic storm, and then some things which incorporate more rock like barleyjuice and flogging molly. someday i want to go to ireland or somewhere to hear this music in its ...
by a386
Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: A small instrument to accompany yourself?
Replies: 45
Views: 8448

Re: A small instrument to accompany yourself?

http://www.guitar.com.au/guitars/acoustic/martin/ukulele.htm martin makes a backpacker ukulele and i bet that is the very smallest of all. i wonder if you could hook a melodica up to a little bellows that you then press under your arm. or between your hands whoops i just reverse-engineered the accor...
by a386
Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Guitar Tunings
Replies: 35
Views: 3339

Re: Guitar Tunings

sometimes i tune to D standard just because i play trumpet more than guitar, and i have a fakebook that is in Bb and sometimes i don't feel like transposing. anyone ever try tuning the strings in a course on a 12-string so that they're like a fourth or a fifth apart? (or a tritone oooh.) that's fun ...
by a386
Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Haiku.
Replies: 434
Views: 64749

Re: Haiku.

once upon a time
i wrote in haiku often
this brings back those days.

i imagine that
i will be returning here
again and again.
by a386
Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Futuroomba!
Replies: 499
Views: 130962

Re: Futurama

i liked that rocket ship song
by a386
Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Last.fm Compatibility Thread
Replies: 142
Views: 26615

Re: Last.fm Compatibility Thread

Your musical compatibility with saxmaniac1987 is High

Music you have in common includes Muse, John Coltrane, Weezer, Miles Davis and Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers.

(woo)
by a386
Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0481: "Listen to Yourself"
Replies: 173
Views: 35866

Re: "Listen to Yourself" Discussion

man i just saw the audio button and came here and here is everyone talking about it, and it is really on youtube and it is basically because of that comic. awesome. i wonder if whoever at youtube really was responding to the comic, or if she thought it up first and then saw this later. "frig gu...
by a386
Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Jazz
Replies: 90
Views: 9717

Re: Jazz

you should listen to them i think you would like them.

i've been getting all weird lately into stuff like the bad plus and happy apple. i just kind of started with them but this might become a thing for me.
by a386
Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:36 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Jazz
Replies: 90
Views: 9717

Re: Jazz

hehe, i just imagined a dance floor totally rocking out to a metronome, all alone on a stool on a stage in a spotlight.

i think my actual contribution to this got lost in the page turn but Rinsaikeru, have you ever heard the squirrel nut zippers?
by a386
Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Jazz
Replies: 90
Views: 9717

Re: Jazz

my metronome can syncopate
by a386
Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Jazz
Replies: 90
Views: 9717

Re: Jazz

Rinsaikeru, you ever listen to any of the squirrel nut zippers? they have that ol' swingin sort of a sound. also, the Firecracker Jazz Band has the best jazz tubist i've ever heard. man i just saw the chris potter quartet at the village vanguard, they did all underground stuff. ( so good it was. ) h...

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