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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 :D

  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 :D

    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. 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.


    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".

  5. 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 :P 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).

  6. 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.


    sidenote: Rick, you're the reason I listen to Nine Inch Nails, too :P

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  7. 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 :)

  8. Free antivirus software is generally much better than paid. McAfee and Norton are huge, worthless bits of bloatware. Compare to AVG, Avast, or MSE, which are all free and lightweight.

    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 :D

  9. 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 :)

  10. 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")

  11. 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.

  12. I just had the greatest blonde moment of my life about 2 minutes ago. While reading Wiki articles on things like musical temperament and melodic scales (I've become a music theory geek, sorta wishing I took AP Music Theory instead of guitar...), I had a playlist of my absolute favorite songs evar playing (still like 200 songs, some I haven't heard in years). Anywho, I begin hearing this really awesome sounding song that I recognize, but can't recall its title. It seems to be Radiohead song, judging by the vocalist (no doubt it's Thom Yorke). So I give up my guessing and look at the title of this yet anonymous track of awesome. As it turns out, it was a remix I made of the song, which sounds nothing like the original (only the vocals remain somewhat in-tact from the actual track)

    So yeah, that was a cool moment for me. Normally, I try not to listen to what I make more than a few times (that way, my content stays original). Seems like I don't give myself enough credit for things:)

    BTW, my hair isn't blonde XD

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