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Postby Torsiedelle » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:16 am

I always loved songs, both instrumental and with lyrics. Some songs can do better without lyrics - Most classical music comes to mind, or EDM tracks I listen to. Lately, I've been listening to artists showcased in Adult Swim's Ghostly Swim albums.

I tend to prefer lyrics just a bit more, though. Some songs that I find absolutely beautiful wouldn't hold up without words, or would be incomplete without them. I love music, but very, very few songs I can say I love, or I think are beautiful. The first I think of is Viva la Vida; it stuck in my head immediately, the melody, and I first heard it when I was nine or ten. I forgot the words, only hearing it when Coldplay performed on SNL, and I didn't know who the band was, or what the song was, and a lack of internet for the next year left me going mad, trying to find the song. When I did spend a month in Detroit in 2009, I stumbled across the album, and I memorized the song overnight. It's still my favorite song.

Few songs have stuck with me like that, usually for the same reasons I find Viva la Vida beautifuk, and for how they became favorites during special time in my life. One is "Flower Forever" by a more obscure Japanese EDM artist, because it incorporated pumped up electronic music and bass, and a cute piano tune. It fit in with the "late summer" vibe I always got in August and September, going out to play and then calming down at night to stargaze.

Cemeteries of London, Princess of China, and Paradise were Coldplay songs I rocked to at night while styling my hair and trying new fashion styles, and I associate those with my urban life and growing up and all. I liked the raw instrumental tunes, rocking with guitars and drums, mixed with electronic bass and melody. Princess of China and Paradise still give me this surreal, dreamy vibe. I'll explain further later.

Obviously, some anime songs come to mind, thanks to it playing a big role in my teen years. I hold a special love for two songs - "Dear my Friend" from a Certain Scientific Railgun, and "Utada Hikaru", played at the end of the Evangelion movies. They both have that "EDM-Piano fusion", and are what I call "Laid back pumped up" for their relaxed, chilled out melodies, despite having some pumped up bits in them. I dunno, I tend to like that kind of music. "God Knows" from Haruhi Suzumiya sticks in my head thanks to playing Eurotrance Remixes while playing birds of steel. My fantasies of piloting Italian fighters often involves Japanese EDM when I'm not repeating Danger Zone.

Honestly, since getting into Sabaton, I'm struggling to think of which song of theirs I love the most. The Last Stand and Winged Hussars are amazing, Carolus Rex and Lion From The North are beautiful, Gott Mitt Uns is catchy, Night Witches and Ghost Division are epic, White Death and Art of War are unique....for some reason, "Lifetime of War" really sticks out to me.

Anyways, my taste in music is diverse, but I tend to adore surreal music that splices traditional instruments - ESPECIALLY piano and violin - and electronic music. More examples? Fireflies (Owl City), Speed of Sound (Coldplay), Spectres de Mouse (Mouse on the Keys), Burn (Ellie Goulding), Human (The Killers) and When You Were Young (The Killers).


Growing up, one of my favorite things to do on Saturday night was to listen to the country station. Me and my dad and sister would make a ring with bricks and build a bonfire, or me and my dad would would sit on the back porch in the dim light from inside, and listen to the radio. On Saturday nights, the radio always played old, old country music.

My favorite country musician was always Red Sovine. Almost all of his songs weren't sung, but rather spoken in rhyme and meter, real slow, like a story or a spoken poem. Reds songs were also often about life as a trucker, or life in The South. Every single Saturday they played Teddy Bear, his most popular song. It was about a trucker who met a crippled boy over the radio, and who stopped by to give the boy a truck ride like his Dad did before a wreck. My personal favorite is Phantom 309, about his experience hitching a ride from a mysterious trucker called Big Joe, and the story of what happened to him on a hill during a rainy night several years back.

There are a lot of other great country musicians. Tenessee Erny Ford, Conway Twitty, Dolly Parton, Reba, Johnny Horton (God Bless The Confederacy, Johny Reb), and John Anderson.

John Anderson is great. Swingin' and Straight Tequila Night are classics, and Seminole Wind always gives me chills. It also makes me proud, living near Florida, and in the land where the Seminole once lived. It also makes me upset and driven to protect the land like the Seminole did. I love The South for its geography and wildlife, and protecting Indian land is important.

Music is a great way to get pumped, but it's also easy to get lost in music and just relax. Not that it's a bad thing. It also helps understand reasons for why we do stuff.


Rocket Ship is a great song to chill to. Space Dandy did good to use it in American ads. Obscure experimental rock music > everything.
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Postby Torsiedelle » Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:37 am

Alrighty Boys, Girls, and Tentacle Masses


Impromptu out-of-fucking-nowhere party/outdoor games/practice, who wants to do something stupid and fun? I have a use for Katya and I'm itching to do something on short notice. Any interest in outdoor shenanigans? A game of ultimate frisbee (ultimate PL frisbee???) In the rain? A game of tag or capture the flag with powers and action? Playing laser tag or war with watered down laser rifles? Soccer with an explosive ball?

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Is it okay if Katya bothers the front desk cultist by rambling? Not that they necessarily have to respond, but still. Volker, right?
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Postby Stormwrath » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:12 am

Torsiedelle wrote:
Alrighty Boys, Girls, and Tentacle Masses


Impromptu out-of-fucking-nowhere party/outdoor games/practice, who wants to do something stupid and fun? I have a use for Katya and I'm itching to do something on short notice. Any interest in outdoor shenanigans? A game of ultimate frisbee (ultimate PL frisbee???) In the rain? A game of tag or capture the flag with powers and action? Playing laser tag or war with watered down laser rifles? Soccer with an explosive ball?

EDIT

Is it okay if Katya bothers the front desk cultist by rambling? Not that they necessarily have to respond, but still. Volker, right?

Sports shenanigans galore, you say?

I'm in.

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Postby Torsiedelle » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:18 am

YEET YEET, WE DEM BOYSZ- I mean...yeet, this is gonna be fun.

*awaits further response*
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Postby Cerillium » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:24 pm

Torsiedelle wrote:YEET YEET, WE DEM BOYSZ- I mean...yeet, this is gonna be fun.

*awaits further response*

Yup. If I'm not on to post, just have him nod his head like a parent listening to his kid babble about all her plans for world domination prom.
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Postby Torsiedelle » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:28 pm

I got the post typed up, just gotta move it over.

Is there an intercom, or wouod she just yell down the halls for anyone? Lol.
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Postby Cerillium » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:35 pm

Torsiedelle wrote:I got the post typed up, just gotta move it over.

Is there an intercom, or wouod she just yell down the halls for anyone? Lol.

Volker can pull the alarm to get them moving, though there's an old intercom in the Bomb Shelter. Without Bran here, it's sort of faded from canon.

Y'all decide want you want to do and what you need to do it.

People already committed to or doing stories, like Slo's group or the Pony group, wouldn't need to respond.

I personally wouldn't mind a break from the main setting. I might move some of my characters to the Island later this week. (Tomorrow night I'll be offline due to a holiday party.) Can I get a head count of who is fee and still in the Building?

Katya - Lobby
Volker - Lobby
Marcus - Cuisine's apartment
Giovenith - Cuisine's apartment
Nivea - Cuisine's apartment
MB - Cuisine's apartment
Cuisine - Cuisine's apartment
Brit - pre-Equestria/unavailable
Chrys - pre-Equestria/unavailable
Aegis - pre-Equestria/unavailable
Yuna - pre-Equestria/unavailable
Rache/Hans - pre-Equestria/unavailable
Naomi - in the hall/paused due to Bones
Thad - in quarters with Argus
Charumati - Lobby/story paused
Mab - Lobby/story paused
Fram - Lobby/story paused
Fritz - parked
Rodney - parked
Nila - parked?
Neste - parked?
Septimus - parked?
Sentia - parked?
Exos - parked?
Guild - parked?
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Postby Torsiedelle » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:38 pm

Torii's with Oto and Sterling.
Katya is free, yep.

The intercom would be a nice alternative, ornthe alarm. Going to the Bomb Shelter would be a bit eerie or sad. I might have more for that, but the alarm would be quicker...hmm...
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Postby Tiltjuice » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:41 pm

Oh, righto. Dora I suppose you could call parked. I'll make her re-return at the Island again, then.
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Postby Stormwrath » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:44 pm

Atm, Macy is parked (decided to cut Swords short).

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Postby Chedastan » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:49 pm

You're obviously on the mark with Nivea, Cer. :P And just to be consistent (not that I really needed to point out where Romy is, but still).

Romy- On Mission.
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Postby Cerillium » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:19 pm

ON DEDICATED MISSION/STORY
Brit - Hearthswarming
Chrys - Hearthswarming
Aegis - Hearthswarming
Yuna - Hearthswarming
Rache/Hans - Hearthswarming
Mab - Winter Wonderland
Fram - Winter Wonderland
Charumati - Winter Wonderland
Primordial - Raiders
Sandy - Raiders
Nick - Raiders
Romy - Last Chance
Rwm - Last Chance
Venla - Last Chance
Kale - Last Chance



AVAILABLE FOR PLAY/ISLAND
Katya
Volker
Dora
Marcus (might send to Slo's story)
Giovenith
Nivea
MB
Cuisine
Naomi
Thad
Fritz
Ogoti
Rodney
Nila
Macy (wrapping up Swordplay)
Minerva
Klaus and Nash

UNKNOWN STATUS
Neste - parked?
Septimus - parked?
Sentia - parked?
Exos - parked?
Guild - parked?
Julia - Ascalon tour?
Amanda - Ascalon tour?
Henry - Ascalon tour?
Bones - parked?
Opa - returning from Gate (damaged)
Meps - returning from Gate (injured)
Torsi - ?

I'm not certain if the Ascalon tour has a part two after they return to the Building.
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Postby Mincaldenteans » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:37 pm

Guildies and Mezran parked, made available for island if needed. Otherwise in background and nothing more.

I've got a story/mission in the works when I return from Singapore. And yes, tribbles are definitely involved.
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Postby Torsiedelle » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:42 pm

Torii's with Oto and Sterling.
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Postby Tiltjuice » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:56 pm

Mincaldenteans wrote:Guildies and Mezran parked, made available for island if needed. Otherwise in background and nothing more.

I've got a story/mission in the works when I return from Singapore. And yes, tribbles are definitely involved.


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Postby Cerillium » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:31 am

Ched, that was a beautifully internalized post for Nivea. Nicely done.

NOW, g'nite all.
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Postby Chedastan » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:45 am

Cerillium wrote:Ched, that was a beautifully internalized post for Nivea. Nicely done.

NOW, g'nite all.

Really? Thanks Cer, I really appreciate that! I try my best, even though I literally just spat that post out like a minute ago after procrastinating on it the whole night. :D
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Postby Tiltjuice » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:00 pm

Chedastan wrote:
Cerillium wrote:Ched, that was a beautifully internalized post for Nivea. Nicely done.

NOW, g'nite all.

Really? Thanks Cer, I really appreciate that! I try my best, even though I literally just spat that post out like a minute ago after procrastinating on it the whole night. :D


Good post is good *nods*
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Postby Swith Witherward » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:21 am

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Postby Swith Witherward » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:37 pm

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Okay, I've got things moving in the IC. If everyone could please have their characters throw stuff in bags and report to the lobby, it will move us along faster. Cer has limited time due to family in town, so he'll transition us this weekend whether you're ready or not.

Slow posting is killing stories and stalling us as a whole. The Island is a light setting. Short posts are welcome. (There's still a three line minimum. Don't be lazy now!)

If anyone is feeling intimidated by long posts, or if writing long replies is difficult, please talk with your GMs. Give them some feedback so they can adjust or help you adjust. Peeps, some of our GMs are doing this for the first time. It's heartbreaking when people don't respond. It's hardly fair to them, and it's especially unfair to those players stalled by your inactivity.

If a week goes by with no posts and no valid excuse, players will be dropped, especially if you're posting in another IC. We don't need to write a chapter, especially if we're under the weather. A few lines will suffice to keep things moving.

GMs, you have Cer's explicit blessing to godmod characters along. Of course, don't put words in their mouths or emotions in their actions, but pluck them and hustle them to wherever you need them to be. Let Cer know via TG if your players have gone MIA after a week. We're not going to beg people to play. We're going to cull them from the group.

Those with valid excuses:
Min - on vacay
Prim - finals
Fvaar - under the weather
Me - I'm still recovering and only posting once a week
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Postby Swith Witherward » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:45 pm

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Postby Giovenith » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:22 pm

Tank ye, Swithers.

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Postby Highfort » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:32 pm

Nes and Sep are still parked, right?

Also, Swith *pokes* you're up for a Meps post. If you want, I can have Opa show up at the lobby with Meps. He doesn't need his shield arm to do things on the island.
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Postby Holy Lykos » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:57 pm

Should we cut the Adventure in the village short since its stalled to join the island group?

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Postby Cerillium » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:41 pm

@NA. Unless they're on a dedicated, long-running story, it's best to have them go to the Island. Cultists will drag stragglers there once they return to the Building. I'd cut the stalled story short and have them arrive in the Lobby.

@Agy. Nes and Sep are in [REDACTED LOCATION] as far as I know. Meps' shoulder was injured IIRC but I assume it's nothing too bad. Dislocation? Something like that. Marcus can fix Opa up on the Island. Ogoti can make an appearance in the Lobby to mend the lizard. (Actually would be hilarious to dump N&S v2 in the middle of a tropical paradise. "You're stuck here, bitches. Oh, and you're in Hut #13.")

@ALL. Clarifying: A few people have TG'd/PM'd to complain about the lengthy stalls caused by story participants. Some players only have one character. Others have both (or more) characters invested in stories but have nothing to do. They want to post but don't want to step on absent players' toes. Weeks pass. People forget where they left off and have to read massive posts to catch up. Communication is key. We know some people aren't able to post due to RL reasons. Please help us by keeping your group abreast of things. If you're unable to post, grant permission for the GM or another player to move your character along.


I'm going to add a quick reply to the IC. I've got to track NA down for a collab elsewhere, and I'm running out of time tonight.
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