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MR Pub / Re: Chit Chat 2017
« on: September 23, 2017, 07:17:22 PM »
Never heard of this Freshman 15. I guess it applies more to people who leave home for school. I don't know what this college life I see in movies and stuff is, but it sure ain't my or my classmates' lives. With food, for me it's just, I can bring a sandwich or eat somewhere cool, but the $...gotta stop. Cafe food is kinda gross looking, we have Tims which is good enough for me, I had the pizza once and didn't need to get it again. Right now I'm just curious about the small local restaurants so I hope it's just a phase Mom.

It's not just Wendys that's costy in Canada. Don't forget how awful our dollar is. R.I.P. the time a few years ago it was on par with USD. But with that $15 min wage increase coming along soon...

Movies and TV shows / Re: The last movie you have watched
« on: September 22, 2017, 09:02:22 PM »
Watched The Jerk for the second time, I liked it the first time but it was even better this viewing.

I like the 70's comedies. The Jerk takes it's time and has an interesting structure with a series of seemingly unrelated events that come together in the end. The jokes are creative and Steve Martin, while acting like a goof, does a good job in the role, selling the character well. It's goofy but aside from the owl head moment and cat juggling it's not too much. Comedies of this era really move slower, I like when films have longer shots and aren't so focus on packing in cheap jokes. This movie sets things up and pays them off later. Enjoyable watch.

Anime Talk / Re: Summer Season 2017 : First Impression Reviews & Discussion
« on: September 22, 2017, 06:31:55 PM »
Look how much I posted in this thread. Ya my seasonal threads are just out of habit now.

This season stunk, last season stunk, anime in 2017 just doesn't match 2016. Sakura Quest ended though, the only show I've finished out of both those seasons, with New Game 2 concluding next week also.

So 25 episodes, Sakura Quest was a journey. Not a great one, but a satisfying one in the end. It's a pretty plain show, aside from it's cool countryside setting and focus on a lot of characters with a diverse and cast, there is nothing overly interesting going on. The characters are likable and have their own little struggles, but they are just...characters that exist. The art is okay but drops heavily in the last episode. I found it enjoyable however, and it was a good weekly series. The ending was also solid, but I don't quite recommend it otherwise.

Music / Re: What are you listening to
« on: September 22, 2017, 05:48:11 PM »
Playlist or grey fist.

DAOKO : Moshimo Bokura ga GAME no Shuyaku de
Kero Kero Bonito : Heard a Song
Brave Girls : Rollin'
BESTie : Love Options
Lorde : Sober
Carly Rae Jepsen : Gimmie Love
Beach Fossils : Moments
Sonic Youth : Sunday
Siouxsie and the Banshees : Into The Light
Black Sabbath : Children of the Grave
Perfume : Tokyo Girl
Wednesday Campanella : Onyankopon
Lights : Until The Light
Spica : Secret Time
Michael Jackson : Who Is It
Chick Corea : Spain
Dick Dale : Hava Nagila
Paramore : Grudges
The Beatles : Two Of Us
Buddy Holly : It Doesn't Matter Anymore
Joni Mitchell : Edith And The Kingpin
Asobi Seksu : Familiar Light
Led Zeppelin : That's The Way
The Rolling Stones : Waiting On A Friend


MR Pub / Re: Chit Chat 2017
« on: September 22, 2017, 03:09:54 PM »
So, Wendys.

Yesterday I got a double order of chicken strips and a medium drink. I wasn't really paying attention and bam, $17 unfilling meal of 6 chicken strips made by employees who look like they have no soul left in a semi clean, mostly trashy environment. Meanwhile I went to the Finnish restaurant today and got a nice full pancake & other stuff meal for $14 with quick friendly service in a nice clean environment.

I've been getting in the bad habit of eating out more given my school schedule...I'm so done with Wendys and A&W now, disappointment and gross food every time, small worldly restaurants only. It's nice as a lone diner actually, you enjoy your meal more when you aren't talking to people. and you get good time to sit and think. We have a great Scandinavian restaurant here with a homely feel. Still...I can't let this be a new habit!

break Room / Re: Would you be open on the idea of a blind date?
« on: September 22, 2017, 02:48:37 PM »


I've never been on a date nor asked anyone out and I don't plan to unless I find the right girl. So, never but it's the way things go.

So, you wouldn't because of how important you want to date someone you actually loves rather than going in blindly?

Yes, the idea of a blind date seems...simply painful for me. I guess I put too much value on romantic things. I'm not into the idea of dating and being with multiple girls. "Then how do you find this right girl?" I dunno, if I do I do, if I don't oh well. An unrealistic ideal, but my ideal regardless haha.

break Room / Re: Would you be open on the idea of a blind date?
« on: September 22, 2017, 02:12:15 PM »

I've never been on a date nor asked anyone out and I don't plan to unless I find the right girl. So, never but it's the way things go.

Music / Re: The Manimal's Music
« on: September 21, 2017, 05:14:36 PM »
Thanks for the tips! I do in fact need to look into these things more as I always say. I don't even do anything now, just dump things into a template project on Reaper and move the volumes around. Since my #1 priority is to make as much music as possible I don't focus so much on these things, though I should as naturally it'd be nice to make songs that are more enjoyable to hear. and the main problem with Call of Mugi is that mix, yow.

Mic placement yes, on my first two albums I put the mic all around, but then I just got lazy and now it goes on a chair pointed at the kick. It might be okay to tape it to the ceiling but then I have to do that every time. Mixing is just the ultimate headache, I don't even know what things should sound like. I want to care about these things and fix them to make my songs all the better, and not just complain about how unmotivated I am all the time for things that take a while, but I guess it's because there is so much to learn and fix that I'm just like "whatever".

One of these days...maybe. I hope so.

break Room / Re: What's your main pet peeve?
« on: September 21, 2017, 04:21:47 PM »
Your use of gifs is always perfect.

My #1 of all time is when people spell my name with a C. Also...

- Savage animals who will put on another song before the last one ends. NO. YOU DON'T DO THAT. YOU LISTEN TO THE WHOLE THING OR YOU DON'T LISTEN AT ALL.
- Myself sometimes

Can't think...

Comics and other Gallery / Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« on: September 21, 2017, 08:52:09 AM »

Really nice to see stuff like this Lego, you are drawing so fricking much! Those little sketches are really cool actually, with the array of items you have going on and man, those boxes. That's dedication, surely yer 3D skills must've improved some after all that. What yer doing with those icons is really neat though.

Music / Re: The Manimal's Music
« on: September 21, 2017, 08:45:21 AM »
Updated Aesthetic to make it a double album. So much better this way. I was conflicted but I'm pretty happy with the songs I made this summer, about 36 before Call of Mugi started. Some are terrible and even on here there is an iffy one or two, but stuff like My Aesthetic, Nico Is A Skate Punk, Yohane's Gothic Dawn, Grandma's Vacation To Cuba, Farming For Commies, Tickle Interrogations (lyrics are a bit embarrassing but instrumentation on the second half is as good as my songs have gotten) and Hospitality are some my best songs. Very happy with those ones and a few others on here.

It's too long and a bit messy at times but I think it stands as a fair effort compared to some of my other stuff like my latest. We got songs about Fidel Castro, Love Live, Tims, 2007, single mothers, and so on. I thought about erasing Call of Mugi but I may as well leave it to mark one of my missteps. Aesthetic is like...okay this whole thread is self centered and egotistical already so I'll just say I'm pretty damn happy with myself for the majority of this album. Some poor moments like Stella's Dawn and 2007 Mist, but man I guess because it was summer I just got into a vibe here, some of my best and smoothest tricks are on here.

New tracklist
1. My Aesthetic
2. Visit
3. Divers High
4. Nico Is A Skate Punk
5. Yohane's Gothic Dawn
6. Stella's Dawn
7. Dollar Drink Days
8. Grandma's Vacation To Cuba
9. I'll Have A Water
10. Crisis 

11. Don't Drink My Ice Cap
12. Starscream's Brigade
13. Conquistador Of The Dance Floor (Feat. Lego)
14. 2007 Mist
15. Hospitality
16. Eli Belly
17. #No Custody
18. Rose Petal Panic!
19. Farming For Commies
20. Tickle Interrogations

Music / The Manimal's Music (10th ALBUM COMPLETE)
« on: September 19, 2017, 07:37:05 PM »
Barry Goldman : Call of Mugi

1. Oh, Yuigrad (Feat. Paipis, Lego) *
2. Call of Mugi
3. Third Party
4. Silent Suggestions
5. Wallflower Army
6. Treehouse Walls
7. Pink Blood On The Battlefield (Feat. Lego) *
8. Stella Skies
9. Theme For Twin Tailed Winter
10. Coughing Up The Heel
11. Barely Gold, Man

All songs written & performed by the Manimal sans *

Well I did it. I made the most okay album I've ever made.

First the good, thanks to our resident piped pickled Paipis for this rad ass intro, you hear those things that sound nice in the first song? Supplied by the Pipe, oh it sounds so great. Also Lego sings with me on that track and Pink Blood which...collabs are fun but there was no real spark there and you can tell. It ain't our last two, this one is just kind of whatever much like...all of this.

Do I think it's bad? Eh. Do I think it's good? No. It's so middle of the line and plain that it's just...cardboard. I tried this concept and it didn't work because of course, it had to be the sequel to Magnus Bridge which isn't a story so much as a set of songs I made and then over thought them until I came up with some kind of progression. Because of this weeb Yuigrad idea the album is just uninteresting and leads to some pretty poor writing at points, though some lines I'm happy with.

I did get better at making tracks and tried to play cleaner patterns, but the guitars are nothing much here. I didn't do at all, though the last two songs have some of my more solid dual tracks, without the normal mistakes and noise crutches. The audio is lacking, now that I don't have clipping issues anymore everything sounds so sterile and quiet because I have to figure out how to mix things better, there is basically no reverb on my vocals and I don't track more then once so my voice comes through odd, not only from my delivery, but also the general tone. Guitars could sound better, I primarily used my Azustang and it sounds...iffy right now. There is a rare appearance of my V on the first two tracks, haven't used it since Zellers Heroes.

It's been a year since my first album Fricktionary and I've gotten a ton better at making songs since then, but my entire musical character has taken a turn for the worst recently. Black Hair Like Blood was fine though since it was a new concept. What I need to do is make the proper follow up to Flat As Manitoba, which is certainly my best album on a raw quality, not sound or recording. Still 10 albums in a year, I'm happy with that. I do put much thought into my music however there are many bad qualities about my work ethic.

A few things I should do are make slower and longer songs. Everything is from 130 to 170 on this album, with most 160. It only feels right to play fast but my songs don't really expand or do anything in the time. Also because I don't work on them long enough. Many songs like Stella Skies should've been longer, the end should've went for a minute of 12-string jam and Treehouse Walls should've been more adventurous. Wallflower Army had the right idea here, and it's the best made song I feel but even then it packs so much in under 3 minutes that it feels way to snap snap.

I don't really take any influence from much anymore. I got the Nirvana, Misfits, and Sonic Youth still hanging on, along with wannabe Buddy Holly and lots of vocal quirks I picked up from J Pop, but I need to try more. I got into a groove that I can't get out of. I want to make music that is not so clearly structured. I under use acoustics so bad, and it sounded so good on Chuck also. But we see what happens next!

Fricktionary is the "omg music, so new, what do I do" album. Always A Critic is the wild cousin that gets a little out of hand but develops new things. You Get The Point is the guitar against amp phase with more of that creative spark but less on...good tunes. Flat As Manitoba is the perfect Barry Goldman album, it just isn't all there in sound. Midnight Stella is the crappy trying to be more artsy and failing album. Magnus Bridge is the next level up. Homestyle is the honing of my sound. Black Hair Like Blood is the cutting the BS and making better structures album. Aesthetic is the summer, anything goes one. and Call of Mugi is the, okay Barry Goldman as a musical character is figured out, now it's gotten stale.

MR Pub / Re: Chit Chat 2017
« on: September 17, 2017, 10:43:03 PM »
Anyone can figure that out with Carly Rae really.

Anyway the universe broke today. I was hanging with my friends and one of them put a piece of cake in a cup with ice cream. When I turned and saw a piece of cake in a cup I was dead. Like my mind broke so hard that it was too much to handle. Then someone said "what you've never seen a cupcake before" and I was KOed for atleast 5 minutes.

Sometimes it's those dumb little things.

Music / The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
« on: September 16, 2017, 07:56:11 PM »
Well, I didn't rage when I made this song so that was good. It took a lot of takes and mistakes and my vocals, bass and drumming still suck but the guitars...I guess by doing so many takes things iron out in that regard. It's the last song of this set, and...hhhm, could be better but eh. I just want to move on from this set. It's been a poor one. As normal songs get tighter, sound gets better, but quality gets worse and creativity ceases to exist. There is a pool of Barry Goldman-isms to pull from now, tactical noise, Stella song, randomly talking etc. etc. But really, what else can a guy like me do. Nothing, so I just do as I can.

Barely, Gold Man

Music / The Manimal's Music (NEW SONGS)
« on: September 13, 2017, 06:15:16 PM »
I like the track, but my singing...story wise this is after Stella Skies and the instrumental a song below this. From the POV of the Diametric Twin Tail Goddess now that she has captured Midnight Stella and powered the Magnus Bridge.

Coughing Up The Heel

This is much nicer one, a Stella theme. It goes between Stella Skies and Coughing Up The Heel.

Theme For Twin Tailed Winter

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