how have u been?
haha it's been like a billion years I don't know. I suppose I've been good. has your username always been this cause I don't remember it and I'm pretty sure my memory is pretty good with this stuff
Hope all is well
oh shit i forgot that i changed it recently-- I'm Solsetur
everything's going pretty good for me. i just finished my fourth semester of uni, enjoying the early days of my summer
Yeah, it's especially even sadder when you kind of have to admit that your favorite gen kind of sucks nowadays. However that doesn't mean it's not a good game anymore. I loved it when it first came out and I still love it.
Sad indeed- but I've seen gameplay and the music and oh my goodness they all look so amazing.
I can see myself sinking so many hours into Omega Ruby/ Alpha Sapphire (cause let's be honest here we're all gonna buy both versions) like I did when I first got X.
I can imagine Alpha Sapphire being the less popular one, since there's always a "less popular" version in each gen.
Gen I- Blue
Gen II- Silver
Gen III- Sapphire
Gen IV- Pearl
Gen V- White
Gen VI- Y
agreed in every sense of the word
I went back to gen 4 recently with a battle with one of my friends who recently got the game and it felt really weird since the combat was a little...bumpy (not as smooth as how it was in gen 6).
I haven't played gen 3 but it does look awesome. My sister has the games but since there's only 1 file on Pokemon games I can't really play them .-.
Yeah, gen 5 is super weak for a number of reasons
especially B/W 2
I hated how they hyped that up so much and when we got it it was just meh
But I'm partially the same way as you
Do you like Gen IV
It's my favorite gen... well, 2nd favorite
Yeah, there's two versions of July Talk's album floating around - one has a couple extra tracks. I have the shorter of the two and while it was the male's vocals that drew me to the band and are mostly what are driving my interest, I don't think the album is outstanding by any stretch.
But [i]Benji[/i] is a fantastic record. Some people have criticized the simplicity of the music in relation to how wordy the lyrics are, but I think the whole thing is outstanding.
that's cool about the new Pokemon games. I have this new goal of picking up one of the old school games any time I see them at a gameshack. I bought Yellow and a copy of Sapphire last time I was out at one. They've just really gone up in rarity and value. It's getting harder and harder to find them, so I figure.... I'll just amass copies.
food service is awesome and one of the most respectable ways to earn money, as far as I'm concerned. but I'm biased. I serve food.
there's this brewery called Pyramid that is based up in Seattle, they've got an IPA called Outburst that is just DELIGHTFUL. I'ts strong (8.5%) and usually under $9. It's got a nice syrupy/sweetness while also being a total kick in the face. I gravitate towards it often because a) it's just damn good, but also b) it's totally affordable to drink it, because it's so damn strong.
a lot of my favorite beers are done by a Portland brewery called Captured by Porches, but they're so small that they aren't anywhere but here.
I haven't play anything since Diamond (hated it), but I am thinking about picking up a 2DS one of these days.
I can be pretty snobby about beer, but I'll drink whatever. 95% of the time I drink micro brews, rarely anything out of my region (the NW.) Though the other night I got a six pack of Budweiser; I was feeling nostalgic.
what kind of places are you trying to work?
oh man, pokemon. I've actually been tooling away at Yellow the last couple weeks. Few minutes here and there. Been trying to raise a really evenly leveled team. Back in the day I would always just have one tank Pokemon and then a throwaway team. but yeah. It's been fun and weird to play the old one, because it's so archaic. I forget how subtly and meaningfully they alter the balance and interface of the series as it progresses.
I probably should have added a few more "beer" beats in my list, as well as a "biking," one. I bike everywhere haha. I don't like cars.
what's your living situation?
been living pretty lively. working, music, female nonsense, music, music, food, drugs, beer, female nonsense, more working. young dude stuff.
how's shit on your end?
I've found getting people sit and quietly listen to music is a pretty impossible task - and not much of a party. We tend to have some drinks, play some games, but all with the backdrop of throwing on records - not usually anything new or out there, stuff that most everyone knows and likes.
I listened to a few Alt-J tracks - the one you linked and two others (I think they're all singles though). My initial impressions weren't too positive, but I listened to one or two a couple more times and while I don't really have the time to really delve into them now, I could see my appreciation for their sound growing if I gave it a good chance. I like a lot of the instrumentation, but the vocals and melodies are a bit of a turn-off that I would need some time to get into.
It's definitely easier to be a fan of more stuff now than it ever was before. Not only is there just more to listen to with a greater ease of access, but the technology has made the actually listening part of listening to music easier. I just watched a "Kids React To" video yesterday where kids aged like 6-13 were shown a Sony Walkman and had to figure out how it worked and how cassette tapes were played, and I was having flashbacks to when I would listen to my BNL or Offspring tapes and have to rewind and fastforward to get to the tracks I wanted to hear.
But listening to more stuff on vinyl has really shown me how the present way of listening to music creates a sort of "Music ADD" where one might skip around a lot of tracks, or not want to relisten to an album and just move on to something new right away. Putting on a record essentially requires active listening, since you have to be aware of when to flip the record over or replace it with the second LP or what have you. It's also allowed me to listen to music as a social activity again - I've already had a couple small "listening parties" where we just sit around listening to records. It definitely creates a closer relationship with the music.
I haven't actually listened to much Alt-J, aside from a little bit I've heard on the radio. I was actually given their record late last year, but haven't listened to it. I know they've got a lot of buzz, but I think my hesitation lies in the fact that for some reason I lump them as being an indietronica band (even though I'm not positive that's the case), and that genre doesn't hold much appeal for me. But I'll give them a shot, maybe check out a few tracks online before putting the whole album on.
My own recent discoveries that I could recommend are Sun Kil Moon's newest record, [i]Benji[/i], which is extremely stream-of-conciousness lyrical folk-rock, and July Talk, an indie rock outfit with some blues rock influence. I'm actually not sold on the latter's album after two listens, but the single "Paper Girl" is excellent. The former is already a frontrunner for my album of the year, though.
There's definitely something to be said for keeping a smaller collection. I guess since because the primary way I listen to and acquire music is digitally (as I'm sure it is for many others), it's easy to just keep a bunch of stuff that I maybe wouldn't if I had to actually find the physical space to keep everything. Now with large hard drives and cloud-based storage, it's essentially possible to "possess" a limitless number of albums, which isn't necessarily a good thing.
I actually recently decided to start listening to every album I own in a double effort to have both a writing project to keep myself occupied and to maybe weed out some stuff that I'm not interested in keeping anymore, but I got hung up pretty quickly not far into the list.
yeah...that sounds like something of an inside job to me. Which would be even more terrible, if it was someone you or your roommates knew. Though if you guys had big parties or something I guess it could have been some random who just showed up at one of those. Either way, sucks a lot. Live and learn, I guess.
Rebuilding a library without a reference to what was in it before sounds like it would be exceedingly difficult. Yet another reason I'm glad I maintain my last.fm account, since it keeps a record of what I've been listening to over the past 7 years. But if I were to lose my movies or shows or anything like that...yikes. You have my sympathy, brother.
yah we're both 93' kids! weren't you majoring in philosophy? and i have a while to go to.... planning on doing post-grad akjsfsfgfjkasdzb
(same. ive been gooooddd. Yeah, I'll be halfway there this coming thursday! been feeling kinda sentimental as of late. lol I finished high-school in 2011 yah goof! then i took a gap year to get $$$ for university because its university is $$$$$$$$$$)
YAH u better! :3
When U come 2 toronto!
(ps whats good)
that's balls. This was in a house?? I had friends who had people steal their laptop and stuff out of dorm rooms, but for someone to just walk into a house and rob it is crazy.
I'm lucky in that I've had a back-up of my music and other media every time I've lost a computer (though always through stuff like hard drive crashes, never had one stolen, thankfully). So I've never had to recover more than a few things. But I can't imagine having to just go without a computer for that long...not only is it an essential part of recreation for me, it's also how I work. Going without a computer for a year would grind my life as it is to a halt.
holy shit, sucks that your computer got stolen. and for like a year?? That's bananas.
I think part of why last year was so slow was that I didn't really expose myself to anything new - just new releases from bands I already listened to. This year I'm making more of a concerted effort to expose myself to new artists - whether they are new themselves or just new to me.
Last year was an incredibly slow year in terms of new music for me, but such a busy year in every other respect that I didn't have the time or desire to start exploring back catalogs - or the heaps of music that I haven't listened to yet but has been sitting on my computer for ages.
Now this year is actually much busier for new releases for me so even though I promised to try to commit more time to listening to music in general, it's largely being taken up by that. I still have to get the new Timber Timbre album, still have to listen to the new St. Vincent, and have a couple other records I've been meaning to get. But I can't really complain since I've been enjoying the hell out of what's come out so far this year, as opposed to last year where I only got half as much music as I normally get in a typical year, and didn't even like most of it.
I do really like [i]We Were Dead...[/i] a lot. I think Johnny Marr brought a lot to the table that helps that album stand out. It also helps that "Dashboard" is such a monster of a single.
I've had my two Modest Mouse records on my ipod for almost an entire calendar year at this point, so I can't say they're a particularly seasonal band for me. I'd love to go back and check out some of their older releases, but it's always a struggle to keep up with new releases as it is - going into a band's back catalog is even trickier to manage with the amount of time I have to dedicate to music listening.
One day, though.
Yeah, I used to read a lot more serialized comics, but it was just so hard to keep up with it. My library back home was pretty good about having most things though.
But Ms. Marvel is great. I was interested in reading it following all of the buzz about the lead being a Muslim and a woman, and it's so great. Not a lot has happened yet, but the family dynamics and Kamala's character in general are so on point. The art's by the same guy who did the original run of Runaways, if you read that. I'm also planning on reading the new Ultimates and getting back into Ultimate Spider-Man.
I'm a few chapters behind on AoT. I should catch up when school is over.