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31  Media / The Soundroom / Planet Horizon covers on: October 24, 2013, 03:10:11 PM




What'll be the theme next year?
32  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Decided to give a computer RPG a try on: October 23, 2013, 09:16:23 PM
Xenogears kind of sucks.
Agreed. But only "kinda"
33  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Crazy Eel House music video! on: October 21, 2013, 08:46:20 PM
Eh, I'm hotter. First outfit makes me look kinda pudgy, though. Everyone in this current lineup is pretty hot. Our summer bass player looks like a goofy hobbit though.
34  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Crazy Eel House music video! on: October 21, 2013, 02:40:43 PM

And that's not really our normal musical style, kind of a joke tune. We go in all different directions. All fiddle based, but that's about as close as it gets.
35  The Rest / General Discussions / Crazy Eel House music video! on: October 21, 2013, 05:10:06 AM
Thought I'd share my latest work with everyone here. It's a music video I just finished producing with my band, Eel House, from a tune off our latest album. We shot it over a period of about 6 weeks with no small help from a number of local dancers and video assistants:

Eel House - Snakeskin

BTW: I'm the goofy dude at the piano. Oh, and don't ask how long it took me to create the player piano bit!
36  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: HELP ME! 3DS OR PSVITA OR PS3! on: October 15, 2013, 03:11:35 PM
PS3, all the way. Not sure why you're knocking it out, it's got a much bigger library than the others, and at this point, you can get the back catalog for really cheap. I had an XBox360 for most of this generation. When it finally red ringed, I reluctantly got a PS3, thinking there wouldn't be too many exclusives to warrant going back... I was wrong. It's just a brilliant system with a huge library. And it sounds like you don't even have a 360, so your possible catalog is going to be massive. And I've had a lot of great times with using it as a blueray player and computer video streamer.

I don't play handhelds much these days. I have a PSP and 3DS, and they get very little love. I just don't find the games quite as engaging with that footprint. I like to see them on a nice big screen and get sucked in. Handhelds just lend themselves too much to distractions, and I'm pretty ADD.
37  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Leather Pants & Men's Fashion on: October 14, 2013, 06:10:59 AM
Well, "trends" are one thing, but I've never been much for them. What I'd like to do is have a good enough selection to build my own style, for the long term, seasonal fads be damned. Ever since late HS, I went against the grain, and built up my confidence with that. Yeah, I really feel bad for women, who are corralled into the latest fashion schemes, but there are other ways of building up a unique fashion sense without playing to the yearly craze. Do it for a while, and people will just know it as "you", and they'll respect you for neither playing to or playing against the latest trends. Maybe easier said than done, but I've witnessed people making it work.

Us guys... we almost don't have that option. I say "almost" though, because I've been able to play around A LITTLE BIT within the limited scope of acceptable modern day men's clothing options, but I do envy women for being able to play more.

That said, guys do have one advantage: we rarely struggle with finding the right sizes... if there are 1000 of the same type of pants, there's bound to be one in your size. Not so with women, who get a hundred racks of different clothing, all the same 5 sizes for the same body types. My girlfriend is 6ft with long legs... hell of a time finding the right sizes for clothing.
38  The Rest / General Discussions / Leather Pants & Men's Fashion on: October 13, 2013, 04:43:40 PM
Got mine in the mail yesterday, bought them for a music video shoot. Man do they feel comfortable and look awesome, not tight but not baggy. My girlfriend won't stop gushing over them, either. I'm all for leather, I think it's about time leather came back into men's fashion. Not the creepy shit from the 80s, though.

This also brings me another point. I'm a dude, I'm straight, but I also dig fashion. It just about kills me to walk into the average clothing store and see their selection for women and men. The girls get all this huge experimental assortment of thousands of different styles of clothing. And men, a thousand types of plaid shirts and blue jeans. Men's fashion has just become a contest of trying to look as indifferent as possible. I can't fucking stand it! Why is it so bad to care about how you look and making an impact? Throughout history, men have typically had just as many interesting fashion selections as women, but that all stopped about 80 years ago. Now doubly so because everyone's worried about "looking gay". I think gay guys are being more honest with themselves about their fashion interest. I believe a lot of straight guys purposefully bury their interests in personal looks in attempt to distinguish themselves more from feminine culture. But since when did fashion become a female-centric thing? Not in other cultures, and not in other periods of western history. This is weird.

Sorry, </rant>
39  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Why games like The Wonderful 101 are a poor fit for the Gaming Press on: October 12, 2013, 09:02:48 PM
The other thing is that so many games are just simply compared to a few basic archetypes. Entertainment media seems to group people and games into a very few common categories, and write reviews as if they're compared to that. If a game happens to be in first person and has some action, but steers far far from the typical FPS, it's going to draw some criticism for "not doing it right". There are a few things that are deemed "bad" by mainstream gaming press, and games that choose to do those things will get a frown, even if they're really great games.
40  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VI enhanced remake coming to IOS/Android this Winter on: October 10, 2013, 02:25:02 PM
A) If it does well, there's nothing to stop SE from releasing it on Vita/3DS/Console Networks... all the assets will be there. Keep in mind, FFVI is the most popular FF game pre-FF7, once they have assets in place, they can port it around and print money!

B) Why should we assume it's going to be anything like the FFV remake? And would the graphic technology of the FFV remake be fine for FFVI? Sure it was a little more cartoony looking, but it didn't have to be. FFV is a pretty cartoony game itself, so I'm not convinced it didn't fit. FFVI is definitely not, so the sprite smoothing and detail increase could be used for more... sinister... means.

Come on people, we have been asking for an FFVI update for years, we finally get one, and even before we see screens we're complaining. Not cool.
41  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 03, 2013, 10:10:00 PM
Tall women freak me out, so I'm with you, joking or not. My wife is 5' 8" and that's tall enough. Then she wears super high heels and suddenly we're eye to eye. Weird.

And that's a bad thing?

Seriously, I've never noticed that I had any leaning towards height in women. I mean, I've seen women who seem tall and mal-proportioned... like really skinny or tinny head, and just freak me out, but that's different, because you can have the same thing with short women too. I ended up with a tall girl (about 2 inches taller than me), but I really never noticed. People in my family are tall in general, so I'm probably used to it.
42  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: October 03, 2013, 03:11:29 PM
Holy crap, someone's pissed!

Gunshots near Capitol lock down Congress
43  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: How do I kick out a bandmate? on: October 03, 2013, 02:22:51 PM
HAHA! I am strangely taken with the similarities, we haven't shut down, but we're certainly not working things out.

The drama continues: yesterday drummer insisted a new rule, that summer bass player is still in the band and should have a full vote for making band decisions while in Boston, even when he's not FUCKING DOING ANYTHING FOR US. Fiddle player and I put our foot down and said absolutely not, she practically had a tantrum.

We spent hours shooting a music video he wasn't in, which I then spent tens of hours editing (I'll post it as soon as it's done), and she thinks he should have a say in it. Fuck no, you don't do the work (even if you're not expected to), you don't get a say. As long as we're not smearing his good name or the image of the band in general so that it effects him when he gets back, there is no reason he should have a say. I told her "He's not in the band while he's away" and she almost broke down in tears. Basically, she realizes she has no allies in the band, currently, so insisting that bass player be brought in is a way of making sure she can get her way.
44  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 03, 2013, 02:12:39 PM
Well, my clothing issue is that
(1) I am a woman who is almost 6 feet tall
(2) For some reason tall clothes are either baggy or for women with no curves. Pants/trousers are the worst since most are too short for me and don't accomidate an hourglass easily (at least not without buying a size too big to fit my butt and then taking in several inches off the waist so it doesn't gape).

Oh and all the XXS at the sales rack :p

Yeah, my girlfriend is 6ft. She's constantly having trouble finding clothes. rediculous. Clothing industry is so screwed up. I know many 6ft women, and the stores act like they don't exist.
45  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: October 02, 2013, 06:20:15 PM
In world news:

"America rapes itself!"

Yay for us! The most ridiculous thing about this is there's no possible way the House could win... so it's just a big mindless hissy fit. Even Senate Republicans are telling them to fuck off. I also love how government shutdowns stop everything that helps its people, but leaves open everything that dicks them and the rest of the world over. How did we come to this?
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