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  1. So I bought myself a pair of jeans the other day. Bright red women's skinny jeans that fit perfectly (only $15!). Seriously, the guy's section is so boring. I'm not g**, I just want a better color palette when I go out >_> ..and that's my "off topic" post of the day. EDIT: wait...has the PDN forums always censored that word? Heh...
  2. So I'm going to a Radiohead concert in less than a month (finally going back on tour!) ....but yet, despite their undisputed influence and legacy, I'm almost more hyped about another concert I'll be attending the week after. It's a little band called Of Montreal coming to town. They're my girlfriend's favorite band ever, so that kinda means that I have to like them, too But in all reality, they're seriously good at what they do. Why am I so hyped? They're known for having some of the craziest concerts imaginable, something a cross between crazy dance-bowie-electro-pop, a play, and something else that nobody expects. WARNING: As I recall, this forum isn't very fond of cursing, so listen at your own "risk" If you dare, I highly encourage you to listen to the lyrics! This band always makes me happy with their comical but screwed up stories
  3. I guess this would be a good place to shamelessly self-promote myself... In the past few years, I've gotten into music (listening and creating). Here's a quick-n-dirty assortment of my spare-time experiments: Strobe- Less than 24 hours old, this is one of the coolest things I've ever made. Sonically, it's nothing amazing, but what's cool is what I used to make it. The glitch effects put on the percussion and the wah-wah effect were all controlled by my wireless PS3 controller in real-time (it took like 4 different programs and a little programming to set that up). I can go into the details if anybody wants. 3am- This is the result of hours of musical frustration. I gave myself a limit of 10 minutes and one recording take; if I couldn't produce anything within those restraints, it's bedtime (it was 3am). The result was pretty neat One-Eyed Jack's- I made this while in a bar downtown, where there was a graphic design/marketing conference thing going on. I had my mic on and putting glitch effects to keep it interesting. Hint: one of my favorite parts is the segment of 45-1:20. Not amazing, but was tons of fun to make.
  4. @Sfifer: I guess it depends more on personal preference. I think my parents spelled it that way because it's faster to spell.
  5. So umm, I just found this: http://andrew.thenewhive.com/drawonme That + Paint.NET = lots of potential
  6. Seeing how I never contributed to this thing before, I thought I'd throw in my 2 cents. It's hard to say "favorite movie, ever," but it's much easier to pick favorites in categories. A lot of this is pretty cliche, but hey, a good film is a good film. Favorite... Cute film to watch with your significant other: Spirited Away Action flick to mess with your perception of time: Memento Piece of pure art to stress out to: Black Swan Movie to watch a second time: Fight Club Film where you love all the characters even though none of them are good: Pulp Fiction Documentary (or Rockumentary?): Meeting People Is Easy (Radiohead) Movie that makes you so sad you want to die: Dancer In The Dark Foreign WTF film that makes you say "awwww": I'm a Cyborg But That's OK --------- On a related note, I watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind last night (yeah, I'm late). I enjoyed it, my girlfriend hated it. We concluded that the movie is basically "Chris Nolan makes a romantic comedy".
  7. Hmm, let's go through these in lightning mode: @BB: Hah, I just may, we'll see @welsh: You'd be correct. Stephen Lynch had some awesome stuff (haven't listened to his stuff in years, though). @d.a: Nice to hear! I happen to have a lot more free time now that I just finished this semester's finals. @Rick: Reznor is right up there with Aphex Twin in my book. They make strangely awesome study music o_O @sfifififfer: Yeahh, that was a combination of my laziness and lack of decent picture To make up for that, here's what I really look like: Here's two more pictures from an alternate reality where I act more sexy than I am. @HELEN: Depends if I can get back into the swing of things and fit it in my schedule. One of the things that resulted in my silence was how I ended up losing my grip on actual PDN stuff (as in, not checking out the tutorials or plugins and stopped posting to the Pictorium).
  8. Ooh, status updates. How fancy...

  9. So, it's been about three, maybe four years since I've been active on this forum. School kinda got in the way and I had no free time. Oh, and I guess me getting Photoshop also kinda contributed to that. Either way, it's been FOREVER. No idea if any old members still hang around here (CMD? pyro? BB?), but it'd be neat to see who is Anyway, I wanted to let you guys (and Rick) know that I'm still alive and very much benefiting from the years I spent at this forum. As of now, I'm in college as a graphic/web design major. You really have no idea how much this forum changed me. Had it not been for this awesome community, there is no chance I would've ever gotten to this point. So yeah, THANKS A TON, PEOPLES! sidenote: Rick, you're the reason I listen to Nine Inch Nails, too
  10. Your link here is dead. Is there a newer place you can link to? Frustrating not knowing how to proceed for a noobie.

  11. Thanks Rick for messing up my day... All I wanted was to log in, make a quick post, leave, and get back to life; but NO. You have to throw this fancy new forum in my face so I can spend over half an hour clicking around going "oooh" Thanks, Rick, I hope you crash your BMW. Also, nice forum
  12. Um... hi there... I got the email about the new forum, neglected it, and decided to check it out now. Nice Also, welcome The Bird! I wish you good karma and a prosperous life on these forums!
  13. um.... hello So Friday, to start off the break, a me and a group of friends went bowling (the Boardwalk Bowl for the Orlando peoples in the forum). Someone said "you know, we need a dance for when we get a strike" and I said "I already have one..." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qdm_fAAYoXI Yes, that's me (not my youtube) XD
  14. OMfrigginG... that was very... inetersting o_O Phantom of the Opera meets glam rock meets constapation. The randomness overpowers the sane moments for me, so I have to rate that 6.5/10 because they played with heart Now, here's a rather acoustic song called Videotape by Radiohead. I was playing it for a few friends yesterday, thought I'd keep spreading it around http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0MI3gtaqfY
  15. I used to have Avast at one point, but it got annoying, so I started using AGV. That was also a little in the way for me (I constantly found myself disabling it to free up some RAM). Then, one day, Lifehacker had a headline saying that Panda released a free cloud antivirus... I instantly downloaded and installed it. I still use it, love it. Becaues it's Panda, I know it's good [they're known for their epic Panda Scan]. But the real hooker is the cloud-computing concept, where instead of bogging down your computer, consuming tons of CPU and RAM while scanning, it simply sends the data to Panda's servers, where it does the dirty work over there and sends back the results. I forget it's there, so I never disable it
  16. Well, might as well sum up what I've been listening to this past week... Instead of the usual "find something on Pandora" system, I really just got albums from people I don't listen to much, or discovered on accident. Guero by Beck... I like the album, well done, typical Beck awesomeness Plastic Beach by Gorillaz... I really like the new album, though it's not the style I was expecting/wanting Manners by Passion Pit... this is a group that will most certainly be well known within the next few years, I really like the sense of freedom in here; to me, the best track is "The Reeling" It's Blitz! by Yeah Yeah Yeahs... the best album I've heard in maybe 3 or 4 months, very catchy and well done. Before this, I hated indie pop... So pretty much, Yeah Yeah Yeahs takes the crown, following Beck, then Passion Pit, barely beating Gorillaz. It was a good music listening week for me, they're all great albums
  17. My happiness: Victoria :3 nuf said. Also, I'm aware this is in the wrong thread. I'm just ignorant like that
  18. Um.... wow, I haven't been here in a while... life is life Might as well share something interesting Okay, so you know those default iPod earbuds and how terrible they sound? Well, today, my in-ear headphones were starting to kick the bucket (left is twice as loud as the right one), so I did an experiment. I took the largest ear-sealer thingy it comes with, flipped it inside out, and stuck it on the Apple defaults... after setting the EQ to trebble reducer, it sounds better than my in-ear set now :? BTW, listening to the best performance I could find of Beethoven's 8th sonata in C minor ("Pathétique")
  19. Aw, thanks, guys! On my birthday, I... did nothing but listen to music, watch TV, and clean the house However, Imma see Avatar tomorrow
  20. Breaking news: The Rev has passed away (Avenged Sevenfold drummer) one of the greatest drummers of all time from one of my favorite rock bands of all time. RIP EDIT: I now give tribute to him in my signature....
  21. @Boude: Um... I normally call them baground processes... ___________ Quick! Give me a really good composition! Not a song, not the Exogenesis Symphony, but a pure, beautiful composition. Something that compares to the first movement of , for example.
  22. Make that two Florida FTWs. Florida wins ______ I'm going to start a randomesque conversation here, since my friends and I were discussing it earlier; What's the most powerful thing you've ever seen (TV, movie, song, play, poem, ect.)? You know, something that has put you in either a lengthy daze or simply in tears. Personally, the one that sticks out of my mind the most is an episode of The Locator (if you've ever heard of it). Put shortly, a man (the "Locator") attempts to reunite a son with his father (and the rest of his family) who had been separated since the son was about 3 years old. It was at the very climax of the episode where they hug for the first time in ~35 years, as the father said "hello son" in very tearful but joyous words that I couldn't help but cry myself. It's the fact that this isn't fake (The Locator is 100% real people) that really made the moment so powerful for me.
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