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Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
« Reply #3465 on: September 10, 2011, 08:18:24 am »
Kinda random, but I really like the nicknames I've been given on this site.  Saj, Saji, and Ms Sai.  ZombieBucky used to call me that.  I miss that guy.  :/  He was my first Compendium buddy.

But anywayz, nicknames make me happy.  =)

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Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
« Reply #3466 on: September 11, 2011, 02:38:49 pm »


This man was a living god of disco. I pick any random song of his, and it's fucking amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ebuVDwwAG4

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Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
« Reply #3467 on: September 14, 2011, 03:57:11 am »
Celery! It may not be fattening, but it sure is tasty. It makes a good snack when I'm feeling in the mood for something vegetable. And the hearts will go to stock.

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Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
« Reply #3468 on: September 15, 2011, 01:08:08 pm »
I love the rain and the fog. And when the two come together, I love that even more. Yesterday it was not far from 90 degrees outside. This morning, not far from 60. So delicious...

It's a trend. I like delicious things.

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Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
« Reply #3469 on: September 15, 2011, 02:04:32 pm »
The only trend I ever see in Texas is HOT. :lol:

EDIT: Whoa, wait a minute. Where did this nice weather come from? :o
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Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
« Reply #3470 on: September 16, 2011, 05:40:04 pm »
MUSIC IS MY DRUG!!
And this one... About a decade old, and still the best.

[youtube]CqMLR6s1NKY[/youtube]

There's something really amazing about the album "Reanimation". Linkin Park on its own can never do something this special -- they had help from countless independent/underground music artists, and they were... radical!

This genre... Nu Metal, Industrial Metal, Synth Rock, whatever it's called... it's got class! And yet nobody seems to go for it. Does anybody recommend any music like this?

Because I feel like I'm no longer alive... as if I've been tossed into an endless dream!

Discomfort endlessly as pulled itself upon me
Distracting, reacting
Against my will I stand beside my own reflection
Its haunting how I cant seem
To find myself again
My walls are closing in
(Without a sense of confidence, and Iím convinced that thereís just too much pressure to take)
I've felt this way before, so insecure...

Crawling in my skin
These wounds, they will not heal
Fear is how I fall
Confusing what is real...

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Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
« Reply #3471 on: September 16, 2011, 09:48:44 pm »
I wish Rick Rubin hadn't killed Linkin Park. For what it was, they were the best at that type of thing. Nowadays, Mike Shinoda can't get a word in edgewise and the songs are all whiny soft emo pieces.

Edit: I've fallen in love with someone special. Her name's Bangladesh Dupree.
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Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
« Reply #3472 on: September 17, 2011, 08:33:16 am »
Ah, didn't know "Bangladesh" could be a person's name. o.o" The term "Bangladesh" is a merge of Bangla and Desh, which means "Nation of Bangla/Bengal".

I'm not sure who Rick Rubin is, and though I agree a lot of their recent songs suck, but there are pretty awesome ones too. XD

[youtube]5-EmcOli28U[/youtube]

Hope decays
Generations disappear
Washed away
As a nation simply stares

Don't wanna reach for me do you
I mean nothin to you
The little things give you away
But there will be no mistakin
The levees are breakin

All you've ever wanted
Was someone to truly look up to you
And six feet, underwater
I do

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Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
« Reply #3473 on: September 17, 2011, 02:31:20 pm »
Ah, it isn't used that way in reality, I think. She's a character from Girl Genius.

Rick Rubin is a famous American music producer; he produced Johnny Cash's last six albums (two or three of which were posthumous). While he's generally good, with Linkin Park, he just ruined them... He took over after Meteora, which is why everything from Minutes to Midnight on is so different and worse. Put Hybrid Theory in and it's like a completely different band.

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Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
« Reply #3474 on: September 18, 2011, 12:10:29 am »
Bangladesh DuPree is awesome! What is it about human nature that can make unbridled, gleeful sadism so heartwarming, in the right context?

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Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
« Reply #3475 on: September 18, 2011, 12:57:03 am »
There's a Blaziken fanclub at DeviantArt!  :D

True, I've outgrown Pokemon already (although I still like the games, I abhor the anime), but Blaziken is one Pokemon that I can never seem to forget, mainly because it was the very first I ever chose (by accident; Torchic is useless, and it frustrated me) and it was... radical! This was the kinda creature that looked like a friggin God of Fire, with speed and power so intense it seemed to belong to a whole other story, such as Final Fantasy or some breath-taking anime. Blaziken was like Bruce Lee having his Fire-Element invoked with Spekkio's help and was ready to Blaze-Kick some ass!

But sadly, the reference to animal slavery-and-Gladiator-ism ruined that aspect for me.  :( As much as I'd like to think, Blaziken just isn't The Chosen One in any proper story.

Also, is it just me or does it look like the Egyptian God Seth?
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Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
« Reply #3476 on: September 18, 2011, 04:31:24 am »
Hope decays
Generations disappear
Washed away
As a nation simply stares

Don't wanna reach for me do you
I mean nothin to you
The little things give you away
But there will be no mistakin
The levees are breakin

All you've ever wanted
Was someone to truly look up to you
And six feet, underwater
I do


I generally don't pay much attention to song lyrics, but these really hit home.  They're just so... relevant to the troubled times we're living in.  It seems to me a thinly veiled and poetic warning to the leaders of the United States of the direction the country is heading.

But since this is supposed to be a thread about things we love...

I saw a live Professional Bull Riding (PBR) event tonight.  I've never seen a show quite like it.  Not exactly a rodeo, just thirty-some cowboys trying to stay on a bull for eight seconds and not get killed.  Sound boring?  It's not.  The bulls usually win, so it's really exciting when one of the riders makes it the full eight seconds.  One of the bulls was so onery inside the gate that a reride flag had to be thrown so the rider could try another bull.  The bull was so out of control it had to be let riderless out of the gate and lassoed by a horseman to get it back into its pen.  That was a bit scary, but fun to watch.

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Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
« Reply #3477 on: September 19, 2011, 12:43:12 pm »
The movie Agora is altogether excruciating, in the best possible way. It's a eulogy to Alexandria, and although it's incredibly inaccurate and unfair on certain crucial points*, it's exhaustively beautiful.

And so, in honor of my beloved city:

Quote from: Constantine P. Cavafy, The Tomb of Iasis
I, Iasis, lie hereóthe young man
famous for his good looks in this great city.
Men of learning admired me, so did simple, superficial people.
I took equal pleasure in both.

But from being considered so often a Narcissus and Hermes,
excess wore me out, killed me. Traveler,
if youíre an Alexandrian, you wonít blame me.
You know the pace of our lifeóits fever, its unsurpassable sensuality.

If there were any doubt that the first or second thing I'd do with a time machine is go there straightaway, it's quite annihilated**. They had the most epic library of the era and they knew how to throw a party.

* Specifically to Christianity, and the fact that they made Hypatia an atheist (she was a Neoplatonist). The value doesn't lie in the many distortions of the proselytizing plot, but in the aesthetics, which are accurate.
** The other option would be late 19th century Paris!
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Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
« Reply #3478 on: September 20, 2011, 02:55:38 am »
Falling in Reverse....
It's an awesome band...
Also I started watching Gurren Lagann and also love it... it's epic ;o...

On a side note... I've been so busy lately... need to hang out here again more often... :P

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Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
« Reply #3479 on: September 20, 2011, 03:25:32 am »
I just realized that the opening theme of Kiki's Delivery Service is a spiritual successor to "Monster Mash." Using various '50s rock rhythms, it captured the ghoulish imagery of "Monster Mash" without any melodic similarity at all.

On a related note, I re-watched Kiki's Delivery Service a few days ago and it made a much more meaningful impression on me than it did the first time I saw it, in 2009. It seems to be the most "real" of all Miyazaki's movies. Brilliant, to use a delivery service as an excuse to tour the town.

One of the things I love about his movies is that many of them are a "most" something. Laputa has the most epic plot. Totoro has the most childlike wonderment. Porco Rosso has the most pathos. Spirited Away is the most fantastical. Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind has the most compelling main character (and possibly my favorite female character of all time outside my own writing). Howl's Moving Castle has the most complicated villains. Ponyo has the most ham. =)