Ikoe

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"Decaying to some extent."

21/nb||m. schleepy spirit.

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Ikoe's Interests

General

Webdev (I use the term loosely), digital music collection, once-a-blue-moon fiddling with virtual machines, Mystery Science Theater 3000, whistling, specific genres of Japanese cinematography - which includes, but I promise is not limited to, anime - and vidiya gaemz.

Music

Unnecessarily large fan of minimalism, electronic(a), ambience, and repetition.
But also, in no particular order, and based on what I've currently got in frequent rotation:

  • Steve Reich(!!)
    Triple Quartet, Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint, Tehillim, Octet (Eight Lines), Double Sextet & 2×5, the Phases
  • Steely Dan(!!)
    ... their entire discography, really
  • Boris
    Flood, Akuma no Uta, Smile/JP, Heavy Rocks/2011
  • Sewerslvt(!)
    Draining Love Story, we had good times together, Sewer Idol Project
  • LCD Soundsystem(!)
    45:33, Sound of Silver
  • Flaming Lips
    Soft Bulletin, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
  • The Field
    From Here We Go Sublime, Yesterday and Today
  • Wilco(!)
    Being There, A Ghost is Born, Alpha Mike Foxtrot
  • Fishmans
    Long Season, 98.12.28 Otokotachi no Wakare
  • Coil
    ...And The Ambulance Died In His Arms, Ape of Naples
  • Crystal Castles
    CC(II), Amnesty (I)
  • Kyrla
    Music for 18 Musicians (Rendition)

Movies

Television

  • SIGNALIS(!)
  • Disco Elysium(!)
  • Rhythm Heaven/DS
  • Rhythm Heaven Fever
    (Remix 10 Perfect neveeeeeeeeeerrrrrr)
  • killer7
  • Veddge's myhouse.wad
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni(!)
    (and only the VNs. friggin' Gou...)
  • The Silver Case
  • Cruelty Squad
  • Fallout: New Vegas + Fallout 2
    proud Caravan Master btw
  • Rise of Nations: Extended Edition(!)
  • Audiosurf 2
  • Mirror's Edge
  • Marathon + Marathon: Durandal(!)
  • the original Halo trilogy
  • Risk of Rain 2
  • Yakuza (0, Kiwami, 2/PS2)
  • PAYDAY 2
  • Persona 3/PSP
    ever so slightly gay for minato
  • Soul Hackers 2(!)
  • Ace Combat (Zero, 04, 5)
  • Resident Evil 4
Currently replaying: Death Stranding: Director's Cut.

Mains

Railgunner (RoR2), Anarchist (PD2), Strider/Assassin (DD:DA), Medic/Sniper (TF2), Hunter (D2). At large, anything that either rewards aggression or range.

Books

Blank for now. Attention span or lack thereof, y'see. Does Hōkago Play count? Nah, probably not...

Heroes

Vriska Serket, Himeno, Ryōshū, Minato Arisato, space lesbians, any woman with a hime cut in any form of media (preferably with villainous intent). Also, Fawkes.

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About me:

KOLIBRI
The others... they've changed.
We no longer sing in unison.


I base my personality around various media and some abstract idea of misery. (That's informative enough, right?)

My activity here nowadays is a hit-or-miss type of deal, and besides that, I'm more than content with the buds I've made and the friendships I've cultivated over the last [n] months and counting. Bear that in mind just in case.

Additional deets in the pin if you want 'em. It's really just more of an addendum to the Music segment, though. If our tastes are strikingly similar, mmmmaaaaaybe consider adding me? /shrug

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Who I'd like to meet:

Cool people. Or, to put that in more detail; anyone with shared interests looking to actually interact. I am, however, a bit too picky for my good sometimes. Don't take it the wrong way if I decline your req.

Who I'd rather not meet:

TL;DR: <18/>30, friend collector(!), private profiles, insufficiently alternative (you're free to interpret this one however y'want). If I accept your req despite falling into one of these blocks, I'm open to trying to interact with you, but I may end up unfriending you down the line anyhow. Please bear that in mind. NSFW stuff's fine, though it's not the kind of thing I discuss or shoot the shit about publicly (duh, I suppose).

On the off-chance that I decline your req, it's never meant out of malice; only basic conflict of taste / interest / whatever. Blocks are a different matter entirely, though.

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Fawkes

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Is there any way to get updates on thoughts of the day,week,month besides giving soda a visit every once and again?

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good question. as-is, you could prolly write up a hacky script that outputs everything from its respective div (ID'd as thought), although i could look into how tf RSS works. the thought heh did cross my mind a few times.

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I would add an ikoe rss feed to my reader.

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kult

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i hope life's been treating you well!

what are your thoughts on persona 3 reload? it broke my 2060 so i don't have the nicest things to say about it, but for the short time i was able to play it, i really enjoyed it!

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likewise(!!), but also condolences off the bat. it may or may not have been courtesy of the 'reflections' option in the video settings; i'm on an RTX 40xx but having that thing enabled made my fans whirr like all hell at one point. could unironically be an enabled-by-default raytracing option which is kinda bizarre, especially given the ambiguity.

but i digress.

so, so, so fucking good. i'm 100-something floors into Tartarus with a half-completed compendium and i'm loving every moment of it. the evolution and smoothness of the combat system, a bulletproof new voice cast (save maybe for Akihiko's VA; i do miss him having a certain vulnerability to his tone, before), a CONCERNINGLY gorgeous UI anywhere you go, an OST that doesn't stray far from the original while still giving it a clean 'n' crispy sheen, just... such a profoundly nice experience on all fronts. takes me back to the early pandemic era when i was stuck in my room obsessing over Portable's NG+ and making bonkers fusions.

once they add The Answer as a DLC—and, god willing, maybe even the FeMC route, although the possibility of that one's regrettably low—it will jump to the top of my GOAT list + dethrone Portable as my go-to way of playing the game (no shade on FES because it still gets the upper hand in terms of interactivity and storytelling by... simply not being a glorified VN, but i do like direct command and all the QoLs that came with 3P). but even now, as-is, it just feels and plays really goddamn good. no regrets over taking the plunge and preordering it a day after it was available.

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Fawkes

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We really ought to get on top of halo 3 sometime soon.

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bang my line on disc and let's figure a time out. weekends (save for this + the next one) are still fair game for the most part

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Yeah okay. I am so ready to play halo video game.

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iason

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do you know of the illustrious johnny five? from the hit film(s), short circuit?

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i do not. sell me on him as a character in no more and no less than 80 words

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There's a priest, a minister, and a rabbi. They're playing golf, deciding how much to give to charity. The priest says "We'll draw a circle, throw the money in the air, and whatever lands inside the circle, gets donated." The minister says "We'll draw a circle, throw the money in the air, and whatever lands outside, that gets donated." The rabbi says "No no no. We'll throw the money way up in the air, and whatever God wants, he keeps!"

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the above comment is a paraphrase


johnny five is a nuclear-powered robot that somehow doesn't explode after being struck by lightning. rather, he gains sentience. hilarity and good family fun ensues.

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I had to make 80 words.

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Pory

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Where do you think the children from the
Giga Pudding commercial are right now? How do you think their lives are going?

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holy shit has it really been more than a week since i last logged on?? goddamn

anyway i'd just hope they're doing well. 'specially in this economy. i imagine they're suffering through one form of higher education or another given the timeframe—nothing but good luck to them if that's the case. (i'd also hope they scarcely touched giga pudding after filming that ad. heard that flan's kinda mid all things considered)

also how tf are you in general!! how's life!! etc!!

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My life's going great, but my mom literally had to move out of her house because her breaker box was... faulty is too weak of a word... one mistake away from blowing the front of her house off. But that went well so :)! And I'm just living my best NEET life until I can get a few things in order, as one does.

But how tf are you?? Life improving?

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scar

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has the new year been treating you well so far? i’m suddenly back to my bg3 obsession (which will probably last a month max)

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it's been relatively bland (and shockingly snowy) so far, but that's more of a pro than a con. grabbed skyrim's quasi-remaster on sale w/ the anniversary thing that comes with all the creation club jazz and it's been pretty great so far. feels nice playin' that thing while also bothering to give a crap about its world-building and characters. makes all the difference in the world (heh).

is BG3 worth grabbing if i normally find myself somewhat bored by RPGs that play pretty deeply into DnD schticks? everything i've seen from it looks so good but i'm worried i'd tap out sooner or later

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i feel like i've heard so much about skyrim yet nothing at all.

bg3 is overall an interesting game, i was pretty doubtful when i wanted to buy it myself because i generally get pretty bored with most rpg's quickly, with or without dnd schticks, but i've been liking it so far and there's a lot of different ways to play the game so it never really feels boring (to me). and it has a lot of interesting and fun content (it's even more fun when you find the dumbest ways to cheese the game).
i'd say you should check it out but maaaybe wait until it's on sale if that's possible, in case you're too worried about not finding it enjoyable.

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iason

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the music playing on your profile rn (the day of the night) needs a breakcore remix (i was half expecting an amen break to start playing after the first four chords)

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yep

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iason

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any (perhaps even passing) interest in cars? every hung a poster of one in your room?

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I have such a passing interest in cars. I love it when I pull next to and in front of another car.

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Hyan

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damn it's been a month, hi
I have a Derek Austin compilation on hand and a few other tracks I've gleaned over the last few months

hope all is 🍑-y

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cheers. i've been revisiting some Sega Genesis OSTs for the hell of it on top of listening to Normal Music™.
life is good. ten to one odds i'll be fairly inactive going forward as i'm in a quasi-apprenticeship of sorts, studying to become a teacher. no telling as to how that's gonna turn out but things're looking good. fingers crossed and all that.

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damn. ;o; well all's I can hope is that I get an occasional telegram, I, too am starting to get my life in order.

don't be a stranger though 🙏🏻I will always be searching through music and doing the same things I've largely done

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scar

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have you ever thought about crows? i’m very interested in your opinion about crows

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i do not actively think about crows, but i do think they're neat lil' creatures from the few irl interactions i had with 'em. feral pigeons tend to be more on my mind considering i run into several on the daily.

tangentially related story; back when i was still in uni, the apartment i was staying in turned out to have a nest on the balcony, and toward the end of my first semester, i got to watch two baby pigeons growing up on the daily. something about that on-the-side experience (and the tragedy that followed; one of the two ended up with a fractured(?) wing, passing away overnight) grounded me in a way i still can't express. had to put up with a lot of bird poop though. no fun in that.

favorite pre-2000 Nic Cage film, if any? rewatched Snake Eyes recently and i still think Rick's up there among his finest starring roles.

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the pigeons i run into these days are the most unbothered and calm creatures, they’ve probably gotten so used to humans by now judging from the way they don’t even fly away anymore when i get too close.

very sad to hear about the baby pigeon that died :( i was expecting you to tell me it fell off and died though so i mentally prepared for the worst already.

i’ve never watched any of nic’s pre-2000 movies but from what i just saw (i had to google) snake eyes looks interesting. the earliest movie of his i’ve seen is national treasure, i liked it a lot as a kid since i was always into adventure movies.

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Fawkes

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If someone challenged you to a duel and you each got to pick a video game in which to 1v1, what would you pick and what would you hope they don't pick.

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either Quake III or Audiosurf 2 (even though the latter's a bit of a shaky pick), and Literally Any Other Fast-Paced, Present-Day Shooter, respectively. yourself?

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There are no games out there that I can say I'm in the upper echelons of, so my initial thought wasthat I would pick something obscure enough that the other person just wouldn't be able to figure it out (assuming the duel begins immediately with no time to practice). So my first thought for my pick was a weird ps1 game I've played with my mom called Intelligent Qube, but then it occurred to me that my opponent could just pick a game I've never played in retaliation, so maybe I wouldn't do that. I guess I can't answer my own question without knowing what kind of prep time we have before the duel. Wanna set a standard and I'll get back to you on it?

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i think like 12 hours is enough. any more and you're giving the other player too much of an advantage; any less and you're giving yourself too much.

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I think hexcells infinite's random puzzles would have to be my pick. I am by no means the greatest in the world at them, but I do think I am pretty damn good and the puzzles build on two other games of skills, so I feel like I still have an advantage that couldn't be matched in twelve hours.

In terms of games I'd like to avoid, I think a game that is a really complicated shooter like arma or sumn would be the death of me. I don't have the raw mechanical skill to carry me, nor would I be able to learn all of the systems in time for the duel.

Would you like to reevaluate your response with this 12 hour window in mind, or was that the time frame you responded with in the first place?

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Btw, why pick audiosurf if it's shakey? Is quake also kinda shakey, or would stylin on someone in audiosurf be worth the greater risk of loss?

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response stays the same. re: audiosurf - it's... a lot riskier than a shooter would be, i think? if we're playing something speedy and upbeat on ninja (i.e. as2's "hard" mode), it eventually becomes very easy (for both of us) to fuck up and hit a spike, thereby losing the 'perfect stealth' bonus that's worth thousands of points. hell of an advantage, but high risk.

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scar

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the song playing in the background is super nice, another song to add to my music library thanks to you. it sounds like something out of a movie soundtrack yet i can't quite figure out the vibes yet, there are multiple scenarios coming to my mind.

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i've had that thought tickling the back of my head as well. kinda reminds me of the vibe some of Tangerine Dream's tracks had in Risky Business, but that's - at best - mildly unfitting. more than that, though, it reminds me of late '90s MIDI muzak if MIDI muzak was good and had more kick to it.

what's your library usually consist of these days?

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"if MIDI muzak was good" made me giggle.

lately i've been mainly listening to cocteau twins and this one latvian song but i've been kind of feeling like not listening to anything at all and as someone who has a lot of playlists it's a bit surprising that nothing really speaks to me anymore but this is not the first time it has happened though, so i shall enjoy music fully soon (hopefully)

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really gotta get off my ass and listen to something other than Heaven or Las Vegas. that album's great, to be sure, but i feel like i've been doing CT a disservice by not checking out the rest of their discography. maybe one day...

the quasi-fatigue is understandable. def had a few moments where my library was unprecedentedly filled to the brim with albums 'n EPs and yet none of it really clicked with me save for like one or two ambient releases or whatever. it's weird how that works. in any case, fingers also crossed in hopes your enjoyment comes back Soon™

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fingers crossed that you DO check out other stuff from cocteau twins, though i can’t blame you, heaven or las vegas is great, but so are their other albums.

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any personal recommendations? i'm seeing a lot of buzz around Treasure specifically, but i'll trust your judgement first and foremost.

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i feel honoured, treasure is great so the attention it’s getting is deserved but something tells me you’d like the moon and the melodies

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kult

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thanks for accepting my friend request! you seem really down to earth, and just a great person to be around in general.

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the kind words are appreciated; likewise. going over your interests while tackling my morning coffee and i couldn't help but smile at a handful of the entries. on that note—and i apologize in advance if this is, mayhaps, a bit overbearing at first;

  1. how we feelin' about Census Designated? the back-to-back between Holding a Leech and Backseat Girl remains one of the neatest i've heard in any recent shoegaze (or shoegaze-aligned) release. i've yet to check out the rest of Remover's discography, though. anything else you'd recommend from her?
  2. what, pray tell, actually is Mayura? i've seen her in the most obtuse of places (chief among them a desktop thread on some relatively esoteric all-topics board) but never really dug into her background/related media.
  3. which ending did you go with in DX and why is it (not) New Dark Age?
  4. partially stealing this one from a moot; what's your favorite RH Fever minigame a) by vibes and b) by gameplay?
  5. this one isn't actually a question but seeing your NiGHTS entry reminds me of the dumbest rants i've ever seen. i did a loop-de-loop, man, isn't that awesome, i got an A!!!!!

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before i start let me just say you giving me all those questions gave me the one of the biggest dumb smiles i've had in a long time. i greatly appreciate you personalizing questions just for me. okay lemme start;

1. census designated is one of my favorite projects of the year so far. backseat girl initially did not stand out much to me, but has grown to be one of my favorite tracks on it. it has some of the most immersive songwriting of any of the tracks, by using a story consisting of backseat driving as a metaphor for taking charge in a relationship. the chorus is so catchy and infectious to me aswell lol

2. mayura is a ukagaka, or a computer ghost meant to be used with SSP. think of one of those desktop buddies you downloaded as a kid that were totally not viruses. (looking at you, bonzi buddy,) after a lack of popularity and the irrelevancy that came with it, she was discontinued and all files of her were wiped from the web. but as of recent, with the rise of y2k and revisiting of old jp web content, her popularity has blown up a ton. you can still download her through archive.org (i have her downloaded on the xp vm that i use to post on this very site!) there's tons of original ukagakas like her, and people even make their own custom SSP ukagakas!

3. i went and chose the helios like everyone else, sue me.

4. love rap 1 & 2 have to be my favorite minigames! mc adore is one of my favorite RH characters. gameplay would either be bossa nova with packing pests as a close second. tambourine will always be my least favorite due to me being frustrated with it when i was younger.... (¬、¬)

5. woah, now that's a throw back. i haven't thought about giant bomb in YEARS. that clip is hilarious, thank you for the laugh.

i apologize, for my formatting is not as neat as yours. i hope my comment isn't a big ugly box of words that are hard to read!

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oh, sorry, i forgot to mention, please listen to her last full length project fraility! if you enjoyed CD, you'll love what it was built upon. you should also check out her other alias, leroy. she makes very loud abrasive sample-based music that is very overstimulating if you're into that junk.

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i continue to stand by the belief that every well-laid-out profile contains a long, winding convo (or several) that's just waiting to happen.

  1. strongly agreed... if only because i haven't listened to much in the way of recent releases—it usually takes me a couple of years to come 'round for a lotta stuff. x)
    part and parcel with my undying love for minimalism, i'd have to place Hall's rendition of Canto Ostinato at the zenith of my "stuff i liked from this year" list. the vibes and instrumentation tickle my brain perfectly.
    also; threw Frailty into my to-listen list. expect a short rundown on that sometime Soon™. will leave Leroy on the side as more of a "if i have the time" thing.
  2. holy shit, this is a great lil' rabbit hole. the complexity of these things under the weave, the shocking amount of perfectly mid-aughts art drawn for 'em, the faux-IRC thing they had going on at one point—christ, even the fact that the IANA(!) assigned two of god's own ports to their TP. thoroughly endearing.
    sometimes it feels shockingly easy to forget that there was a period when stuff like this was just kinda... normal? ish? not exactly the "programming cute ghosts to prance around on your desktop and casually communicate over officially-reserved ports" thing, to be clear, but moreso the part of doing all of this in the name of plain and simple (arguably even optimistic) fun. the XP era might not've been awfully advanced or secure, but god, there was definitely a predominant aura to it that's gone out of vogue ever since. shame. but i digress.
  3. ok yeah no that's fair. i place NDA on a pedestal because the concept of going "fuck you" to a dystopia by literally pulling the plug on it always seemed equally funny and satisfying, at least in the short-term. (i imagine it was, in one way or another, hell down the line.) Helios is realistically prolly the best ending when we put the silliness bias aside. lives up to the deus ex machina trope in what may be the most literal way possible and acts as one of the most uplifting endings in... any cyberpunk-coded piece of media since 1990, tbh? "we are our choices" goes so hard.
  4. coughed and gagged on my drink upon seeing Love Rap's name pop up but honestly i respect it. i think.
    for me, Samurai Slice remains untouched. the equal-parts grin and frown that appeared on my face when i got jumpscared by The story so far... is hard to describe. perfect reflex test and joke.
  5. when i tell you that having Bombcast in the background while i worked my old job @ a call center kept my sanity intact, i MEAN it. a lot of the snippets between '08 and '15 are still really, really good; a level of chemistry that has yet to be matched by any other group of podcasters, past, present, or future. Jeff's rants are absolutely peak tho, especially the Yoshi stuff.

with regards to your outro: a rose by any other name—or, well, formatting in this case. all boxes of words are equally endearing and easy to read. unless you're actively typing in stacked <small> tags for whatever reason but that's neither here nor there :3

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oh christ that's a lot of text

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1. i'm definitely entry level when it comes to my experience with minimalism, but i've heard glassworks say 4 years ago when i was doing my usual dives into exploring genres that were new to me, and greatly enjoyed it. i hear familiar sounds reminiscent of it, so i'll definitely check this out! and yes, leroy i would definitely push to the side a little.

2. oh i completely agree. back when the internet and computers as a whole were a new and infantile, everyone was experimenting, finding out what works, what doesn't, and seeing what sticks. it resulted in a lot of creativity and eccentric webpages and programs that we would just call novelty and antiquated nowadays. i miss it. web 2.0 is too clean!

3. oh yeah, the merge with helios is 100% the best possible option. it was really the only one that made sense to me out of the other ones. NDA initially would seem like the anarchist's answer but giving the possibility of a world where there isn't some greater force controlling society isn't exactly too bad of an option either. should definitely revisit that game in the future, it's been quite some time.

4. aw, not too big of a fan of love rap? i understand, i understand.. (っ- ‸ - ς). and i completely forgot about samurai slice! that one's really good.

5. i was always a sleepycabin fan, i loved hearing the newgrounds animators i watched as a child ramble on for hours about their degenerate behaviors. the jeff on sleepycabin is one of my favorite cast members for being the only straightman among the incomprehensible and absurd garbage that comes out of their mouths. hearing hypotheticals about having mini clones of yourself and if they wanted to fuck you and stories about being sent to a sponge factory with mentally challenged children as punishment for acting up in class are simply unmatched. i've added the bombcast to my youtube playlist saves, they seem like a bunch i'd greatly enjoy.

aw well i appreciate it. your page is incredibly neat, and i didn't want my comment to stick out like a sore thumb. i saw that in your 'director's cut' blog that readability is a must, so i just thought i'd try to respect it and try to keep things clean aswell!

*sorry for the deleted comments, there were a couple things i wanted to add onto.

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  1. Glassworks is peak!!!!! Glass' stuff in general hits pretty hard ('specially his OSTs—Koyaanisqatsi and Mishima rank highly on my fave movies list, and it's in no small part thanks to his soundscapes), but that thing.... AUGH. distinct memory of hearing Floe not long after having gone through Koyaani for like the third time ever and thinking "holy shit it's just The Grid but better"

    aside from Glass' compositions, i cannot recommend Steve Reich enough. his later works tilt more towards chamber music rather than minimalism—i.e. western classical played by an ensemble small enough to, quite literally, fit in a space similar to a palace chamber—but it strikes more-or-less the same note (heh). if you want a distilled rec, it's hard to beat MfaLE. if you don't mind sitting down and locking in for a good hour and spare change, however...

  2. amen to everything mentioned. i do think W2.0 has its moments here and there, but they've by and large been relegated to the "background" - self-hosted, negative-pageview sites maintained and kept alive through stubbornness and sheer love for the craft and the era in which it thrived.

  3. perfectly understandable. i'd have to replay in full to be 100% sure, but from what i can recall, it really felt like Helios was the ending that the game was dominantly building towards. (bolstered by the fact that Invisible War "agreed" with it, at least partially. amalgam of every ending and all that.)

  4. look man i think the JP version's great and all but i've lost count of how many times i had my Remix 10 perfect attempts thwarted because of the iffy-ass timing on that thing in EN soooooo. y'know. there's a TINY bit of negative bias here

  5. sleepy's passed through my YT recs before but i never gave 'em a proper check, and at face value (from your examples), they sound like a great fucking time. any specific snippets or even full 'casts you'd rec? (also, BC's sort of whatever nowadays considering the fact that pretty much everyone who made it what it is has left in the last few years. after 2019, the material becomes a lil' weak. bear that in mind.)
if there's anything you don't have to worry about, it's having your comment(s) stick out. the War Room has seen its fair share of lengthy-ass reply chains—it'll live through a few more. also, you have my thanks for actually taking the time to read that thing; i do NOT take it for granted!

※ i actually didn't get any ghost notifs which is Kinda Big? that was like my one annoyance w/ SH's notif system. pretty dope if that's been taken care of in the meantime.

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1. i will definitely try more of glass' work! thank you for the recommendations. i greatly enjoy chamber music, i have to take a listen to steve reich's work. i'll start with MfaLE like you linked!

2. oh, sure, sure. i'd be lying if i said web 2.0's sleekness wasn't incredibly satisfying to me. there's a lot of incredible graphic design work i've seen on the internet that leaves me wondering how they even do it. (sidenote, check out luka sabbat's clothing site, it should look incredibly familiar to you. it's pretty creative, i haven't seen a site mimic this style before. https://markingdistance.com/)

5. i love hearing them talk about cringey videos or insane content online because i'm someone who loves spectating weird freaks or strange events online. please enjoy the aforementioned sponge story. chris, cory, niall, and zach are the perfect 'tism team. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0Db1ML82lg oneyplays is basically an extension to this dead podcast, the topics on there are hilarious too. here's chris and zach forcing their friend cory in an isekai anime where he turns into a dung beetle who collects the shit of the girl he wants to date. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey6-heDE-OI (i'm not gonna bother hyperlinking so i don't embarrass myself for the world to see because sometimes it works for me sometimes it doesnt..)

and no problem! i try my best to get a general knowledge about everyone by going through parts of their page before adding or accepting them.

*oh, good, good. i didn't want you to log in to the site to comments that would leave you wondering what was said! that stuff really matters to me. i don't wanna be too bothersome or step on anybody's toes!

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2. this is, for lack of a better term, a notably ballsy design. zero blue boards, too. goodness.
i cannot, for the life of me, find it again, but there was this one page acting as a collection of fonts that was so... concerningly precise? like, exact-pixel alignments combined with extraordinarily optimized CSS declarations and whatnot. felt like i was reading increasingly-elaborate witchcraft or something.

5. the factory fuckin burned down
god, i'm still cackling at that. the WEIGHT in that statement. incredible. the japanese take on Metamorphosis is alright, though i'm more obsessed with the rec i got on the side because holy shit, zach just leads right into it. zero to a hundred. what a guy.

i am, admittedly, running out of steam here—feel free to take the baton if you want! anything you feel like ranting about, positively or negatively, at this particular moment? any questions you wanna throw out apropos of nothing/for shits and giggles?

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i didn't even expect myself to last this long! i'm more than fine with ending our conversation here though. you've introduced me to a lot of great stuff. if i have anything i think you'd find interesting, i'll leave you a comment randomly throughout your day. i'm gonna make lunch now. you have a good one! you're a very insightful person.

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works for me. bon appetit, and thanks for the enjoyable convo! ^^

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what's winter like where you're from? do the leaves fall? does it snow? erm.... does anything that might typically fall in the cold fall?

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in these unprecedented times; unnaturally warm and not cold enough. the leaves do fall for the most part, though.

last time i saw proper snow was in early HS several years ago. the rest—all the stuff that came afterwards—is just... iunno, light, wack-ass coats of white by comparison.

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How was your weekend?

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tiring in a good way. night out with the lads was cozy, moreso considering we haven't seen each other in a hot minute.
still chipping away at The Wire with my bro; it's proven to be an equally fulfilling and thoroughly depressing experience. shame that thing never won a single Emmy.
also heading more frequently to Da Gym in an attempt to make some enby goals come alive (i.e. not being an obese fuck and mayhaps even looking a lil' cute) which has so far been relatively successful. here's to hoping the next few months are even better in that regard.

have you seen the Risk of Rain announcements 'n shit? how we feelin' about that?

also, tunes.

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Glad hanging out went well.
I know nothing of the wire. Is it particularly well regarded?
I hope that going to the gym continues to go well for you.
I have not seen the risk of rain announcements. Should I go google them or would you like to give me your take on the news?

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hey i'm late

The Wire never won an Emmy in its time but it never really needed one. anyone who took the time to properly watch and digest it called it what it is; a documentary posing as an incredibly well-laid-out drama, a startlingly grounded look at a neverending societal cycle... stuff of that sort. in the confines of HBO's output, it's high art.

it is going well.

with how absurdly delayed this reply is, i imagine you've already seen the announcements and whatnot already. my take: excited for more RoR2 content. not really crazy about RoR:R (the 2D approach puts me off). don't care about the gacha.

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This profile is the only outlet through which I have heard of any of this news, contrary to your assumption. The idea that we're getting a 2d game and a gacha is the kind of think I would think is a parody if it came from a source I trusted less than I do you.

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How many bags of lentil chips have you gone through since you discovered their awesome power?

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i plead the chipth.

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I was gonna make a comment about how pleading the fifth is actually a bad idea and how you shouls always exercise your sixth ammendment right to a lawyer to refuse to say anything, but then I realised that the chip version of the sixth ammendment would also be the chipth, so maybe I'll stop asking questions and get you a lawyer.

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i need to get a lawyer.....

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For why?

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to figure out the ideal actions in order to be able to go to greece again.

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So you need a greek lawyer.

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indeed i do. as luck would have it, my brother's godmother's mother is a judge and her late husband was a lawyer, so i am decently certain the quest will be easy.... but i don't need it for a while still so we're just waiting

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What plurality does "we" describe? Do you believe that I am interested enough to be considered a party in waiting or do you consider the future lawyer to be waiting with you even though I would assume they do not know of your intent to consult them yet?

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we as in anyone who's interested in my ability to enter greece freely. that doesn't necessarily mean you, but it is plural.

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what's your take on youtube cracking down on Chromium-based browsers and adblock extensions? moved back to firefox. I could not reasonably and rationally assent to the assault of advertisements arranged anally and aurally from Alphabet.

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i saw that warning on a friend's laptop the other day and i was momentarily concerned that something changed in like the hour between myself being on yt and that moment. perhaps this particular issue is what finally gets people off of chromium, at least a decent amount (i'd hope).

i have been an advocate for firefox for a while now but people are still of the mindset that "ah, chrome/edge/etc. is not too bad, it does what i need to" and like sure it does what you need, but does it do it well? does it do it lightly and without a barrage of tracking? maybe now that as so to speak essential websites are being essentially blocked for what has been the norm for a over a decade people will change their stance and ditch the shiny browsers.

do you have your firefox configured any particular way, or have you kept it pretty stock?

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I just got up, forgive me
I moved back to firefox off of vivaldi once I realized they were going to continually come after me and block youtube since I cannot be bothered to watch ads. I get that shit on facebook a lot. the firefox has been kept somewhat stock (I use uBlock, enhancer for youtube, return youtube dislike, downthemall, stylus for ikoe's nighttime view). may add more as time goes on though I don't want to totally relive the break that caused me to use vivaldi (don't get me wrong, it was a good browser, but it's chromium-based).

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have you heard of our lord and saviour Sidebery?

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I've not. Tell me more :3c

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very cool sidebar tabs that do grouping. allows me to have 50+ tabs open on each of my four windows and it looks fine and organized

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I uh... I might tool with that at some point - slated to start doing some streaming here if I can learn how to into streamyard (I'm cheap and I'm not learning OBS just yet)

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late to the convo but in short, don't really care. i've been wise where applicable

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this was not brought to my attention earlier. invidious?

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Since streaming was mentioned here, I'd like to shoutout owncast.

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owncast.jbissias.xyz yippee

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jason you just sent a password protected link

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I haven't the foggiest clue now...

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join spaceyhey movie club to find out how to get in

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I will re-rail this conversation by saying that invidious is a youtube frontend that's pro privacy and doesn't run ads. Owncast is a self-hostable streaming platform, of which jason has an instance that we use for a movie club, but the actual page for the software is here https://owncast.online/

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no movie this saturday; must clean highway.


what was the next planned film?

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We rarely have a plan for a film until the day before we meet up.

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^ seconding that

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Also I don't think we were planning to meet this weekend anyway.

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When can we start halo 3? I've started getting ahead on the books and need to get caught up on the games pretty soon. Either that or take a break on the books too.

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next weekend (or the one after that), god willing. busy to the brim this time around with some irl hangouts and goings-on.

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how is the employment fairing?

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not very good. may vent about it in a bulletin Later™

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shall keep my eyes out

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i have kept my eyes out

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