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Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

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Subject:Music I Like: David Bowie - Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing Reprise
Time:2:18 pm.
Mood: contemplative.
While three separate tracks on the Diamond Dogs album, the three pieces really can and should be considered a single piece, as they intertwine and relate to one another. Yet again, this piece sets my imagination afire and I often have this piece on when drawing moody, emotional scenarios. Especially when related to my Shining Sky universe, this song was one of the many founding inspirations for it.


Monday, August 30th, 2010

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Subject:Music I Like: Blue Oyster Cult - Veteran of the Psychic Wars
Time:1:00 pm.
Mood: thoughtful.
This is a band that I feel either gets knocked a lot/ignored unfairly. It's possibly because, their most popular song, 'Don't Fear the Reaper' is overplayed, and people perhaps mistakenly believe them to be a one hit wonder, I don't know. In the face of that, they are one of my favorite bands. I personally feel that they have numerous, far superior songs to 'Reaper', and this is one of them.

Evoking vivid science fiction imagery, using post traumatic stress syndrome metaphors, this song always draws strong visions to my imagination. I often draw while listening to this piece. This particular clip here is the live version, which further emphasizes the apocalyptic mood of this piece.


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Subject:Music I Like: An Introduction
Time:12:47 pm.
Mood: amused.
I just realized, I've been posting this regular blog about music on Facebook and Furaffinity, but have totally neglected it here. I shall alleviate this immediately. However there'll be a bit of a lag, since I'd like to start here, where I started on Facebook. At any rate, will commence reposting!

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

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Subject:Avatar - My Thoughts (Spoilers ahead!)
Time:1:03 pm.
Mood: thoughtful.
Yeah, I know it's a tad late to be talking about this movie, and it has been awhile since I've seen it. But, I figure that, by now, most people know pretty much everything about it, as it's gotten to be a household name now that it surpassed Titanic.

Firstly, don't believe the 'hype' about Avatar. By that, I mean that it's gotten strangely popular to hate on the film for it's plot. This arises from the fact that, most people are conditioned to believe that, Special Effects and Story are like the opposing weights on a scale. If you have a lot of one, then the other would have to be sacrificed.

This isn't to say that, its story was a paragon of originality. But, honestly, how many films are that? To be honest, I found the general arc of Avatar to follow more along the lines of classic works. It has been said that it's similar to Dances With Wolves, but there's a few significant differences. Unlike Jake Sully, John Dunbar was not specifically sent to study the Sioux, Naytiri isn't at all the same character Stands With A Fist was, and Avatar is ultimately the story of how the natives are triumphant over the invaders. Whereas Dances With Wolves, in my mind, was a massive, despairing tragedy. Albeit it's set in an authentic, historical frame of events.

To be perfectly honest, I found the whole, literal, physical connection with other lifeforms with a system not unlike Firewire, was quite original in and of itself. Plus, Colonel Quaritch was one of the best villains I've seen in awhile. I'll never forget, what I consider his Crowning Moment of Awesome. Which was when he bailed out of his falling command gunship in an AMP suit, with the thing crashing right behind him.

At any rate, I highly rate this film, I'd not been rendered speechless by a movie since 2001.

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

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Subject:Axe Cop
Time:4:29 pm.
Mood: artistic.
Quite possibly among the best web comics I have ever read. While illustrated by a professional comic artist, the story is written by his 5 year old brother. If you're into bizarre silliness, this is perfect for you.

http://axecop.com/index.php/acepisodes/read/episode_1/

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

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Subject:The Crazy Side of Schwarzenegger
Time:1:22 pm.
Mood: crazy.

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

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Subject:Devo Concert
Time:5:30 pm.
Went and saw Devo at the Moore Theater in Seattle, back last Wednesday (11/9), which was totally awesome! Despite their age, those guys have still got it.

For this performance, they played the entirety of Freedom of Choice (the album), plus Gates of Steel, and Beautiful World. Booji Boy made an appearance for Beautiful World, which was awesome.

Note: I did not record the following clips.







At the very end, Boojie Boy opened a fanny pack and chucked handfuls of bouncy balls into the audience, and I managed to get my hands on one, heh!

At any rate, it was totally worth the money and the trouble to get there.

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

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Subject:Doctor Weird is my new Hero
Time:10:22 pm.
Mood: chipper.

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

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Subject:Nightmare Fuel
Time:10:55 pm.
Mood:Frightened.

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

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Subject:Recent happenings
Time:10:13 am.
Mood: chipper.
Will be a bit slow updating the happenings from Rainfurrest, have been having a series of aggravating problems slam me in the face as soon as I get home.

Namely, somebody hacked into my Paypal account and stole money from my bank to buy gold for WoW or something like that. Fortunately, after reporting it, Paypal swiftly came down on the case and it was resolved within hours. I'm also getting a full refund, so yay.

Beyond that, some of the most persistent scammers I've ever encountered got a hold of me at the same day. They kept pestering me to send somebody $2000 in a money order in order to claim some $5 million prize. I told them up and down that I knew it was a scam and I threatened to report them. That did not deter them. After two days, I had a new idea.

I piped this video into the receiver at full volume.



Whatever you do though, have the volume down if you watch it, it's kindof loud, heh.

At any rate, it was so successful, if I ever get hit with another phone scammer, I'm using this video on them, too.

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

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Subject:Devo Tour!
Time:8:58 pm.
Mood: surprised.
Are any of you Devo fans? Especially my local friends. Just discovered they're back on tour, and will be in Seattle November 8th and 9th. Curious if there's anyone I could get to come with me to it, heh.

Monday, August 10th, 2009

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Subject:I now bring you; the Quadrapelegic Mormon Jazz Ensemble!
Time:11:18 pm.
Mood:Like Broccoli casserole..


Jubilance, jubilance jubilance!

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

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Subject:One Word Meme
Time:8:26 pm.
Mood: tired.
Stolen from Furaffinity.

Basically, you comment with one word, and I'll think up some way, however obscure, it relates to my life.

Ding!

Friday, July 31st, 2009

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Subject:Does this mean I'm not going to be a paperweight?
Time:11:58 pm.
Mood: tired.
Yet more youtube Robotnik hilarity:



Note: NSFW

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

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Subject:Keep Mittens away from this place.
Time:3:36 pm.
Mood: amused.
Some Craigslist absurdity: http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/apa/1292432905.html Scroll to 'Additional Photos', then note at the bottom, the line: cats are OK - purrr

Something fishy is going on, here...

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Subject:Hilarity
Time:12:06 am.
Mood: tired.
I have beheld the funniest thing all month: An obese man beating two chickens together, to the tune of Bohemian Rhapsody. I require new pants.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

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Subject:Infinite, infallible wisdom.
Time:11:00 pm.
Mood: thirsty.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

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Subject:Nothing exists, save empty space, and you. And you, are but a thought.
Time:11:58 pm.
Mood: tired.
More dark youtube-ness. This time, a fascinating claymation retelling of Mark Twain's 'Mysterious Stranger'. Apparently banned from TV due to being disturbing. :p



I'm not sure why I'm feeling like posting these things...Weird!

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Subject:Societal contemplations.
Time:12:30 pm.
Mood: weird.
One of my big problems with humanity as a whole, or perhaps just our western culture, is that we continually commit what I call an 'Ultimate Arrogance'. We think so highly of ourselves and our accomplishments as a species, that the idea of encountering another intelligent, but physically different species is precluded by said race possessing inferior societal qualities. This is most often apparent in our fiction. Often, alien races are depicted as possessing what we would consider major societal faults that we, by that time, had long overcome. Examples include the Gowachin from Frank Herbert's ConSentiency novels, the standard 'Greys' of pulp science fiction (the typical, big black eyed, grey skinned humanoid aliens), and many aliens of the Star Wars universe. A lot these possess a pervasive culture that exemplifies a single mindset that, would be considered a single personality trait to an individual human. This can also bleed over into the furry fandom. Different species of 'furs' will sometimes be expected to always behave in a certain way, as dictated by our perception of the species in question. It's something I often find myself in conflict with, whenever presenting ideas for fictitious races to local peers, like at my college.

Monday, July 27th, 2009

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Subject:Posting Rabbits
Time:11:39 pm.
Mood: thirsty.
Going to post a link to one of the Rabbits shorts I mentioned earlier, in case anybody was curious.



Speaking of David Lynch, one of these days I want to sit through Eraserhead. The mutant baby terrifies the sh!t out of me, which naturally only makes me even more curious.

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