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Daniel K Aug 31, 2010 (edited Aug 31, 2010)

Idolores wrote:

Why on Earth did I read the last few posts in Mei Ling's voice?

Oh, I don't know... Maybe because you've played way too many video games than you should?

Cedille wrote:

It feels like I officially start wishing everybody else would also have a miserable life. How pathetic of me to envy others.

Envy will take you nowhere, especially if you're currently at a low station in life. Think less about the lives of others and more about your own.

By the way Cedille, since this is the stream of consciousness thread, I might be excused for drifting away to another topic, but I'm curious about this. In the "top ten RPG composers" thread in the game forum, you said that you don't mind if Meguro is as high as #2 on the list, which I take to mean that you hold him in pretty high regard. But I remember that when the P4 OST came out, you were less than enthusiastic about it. So I take it that you changed your mind and started liking his stuff during these last two years? Or did I misunderstand something?

Daniel K Aug 31, 2010

Well gosh, what an awkward atmosphere all of a sudden. OK, let's bring the thread back to it's original intent.

So, the other day I made a FLAC-rip out of my Tenchi Souzou (Terranigma) soundtrack. There's this track on there called "Sacred Summit". How many kb/s do you suppose the track ended up being? Why, 666, of course!

Tim JC Aug 31, 2010

rein wrote:

I suppose that many people experience this crisis when they reach the age of thirty, but that is a cold comfort when I know that I have a better claim than most to the throne of failure.

Cedille wrote:

It feels like I officially start wishing everybody else would also have a miserable life. How pathetic of me to envy others.

Been there, done that. I'll gladly join y'all in your boat of misery if you need some company. And no platitudes, I promise. (Except to say that you do learn more when you're "down and out" than when you're "livin' the life.") I've developed a pretty keen sense of self-deprecating humor over the years. But my family doesn't always know if I'm kidding or not. Sometimes, neither do I! neutral

Tim JC Aug 31, 2010

Daniel K wrote:

Well gosh, what an awkward atmosphere all of a sudden. OK, let's bring the thread back to it's original intent.

So, the other day I made a FLAC-rip out of my Tenchi Souzou (Terranigma) soundtrack. There's this track on there called "Sacred Summit". How many kb/s do you suppose the track ended up being? Why, 666, of course!

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobes would have to delete that track if they couldn't alter the file size. Awesome, I got to use the term hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia.

I like the topics that pop up on nearly every Gamefaqs message board: "Should I buy this game?" or, "Would I like this game?"

Um.......I don't know, would you?

Ashley Winchester Aug 31, 2010

Tim JC wrote:
Daniel K wrote:

Well gosh, what an awkward atmosphere all of a sudden. OK, let's bring the thread back to it's original intent.

So, the other day I made a FLAC-rip out of my Tenchi Souzou (Terranigma) soundtrack. There's this track on there called "Sacred Summit". How many kb/s do you suppose the track ended up being? Why, 666, of course!

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobes would have to delete that track if they couldn't alter the file size. Awesome, I got to use the term hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia.

Reminds me of Frank Thomas' card in the 1992 Donruss Baseball; it number was 666 and my friend said I should throw it away. I was like "no way" because I needed it to complete my set.

Tim JC Aug 31, 2010

Ashley Winchester wrote:
Tim JC wrote:
Daniel K wrote:

Well gosh, what an awkward atmosphere all of a sudden. OK, let's bring the thread back to it's original intent.

So, the other day I made a FLAC-rip out of my Tenchi Souzou (Terranigma) soundtrack. There's this track on there called "Sacred Summit". How many kb/s do you suppose the track ended up being? Why, 666, of course!

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobes would have to delete that track if they couldn't alter the file size. Awesome, I got to use the term hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia.

Reminds me of Frank Thomas' card in the 1992 Donruss Baseball; it number was 666 and my friend said I should throw it away. I was like "no way" because I needed it to complete my set.

And you haven't succumbed to a horrible death yet. Who would've thought?!

Qui-Gon Joe Aug 31, 2010

Daniel K wrote:

I can dig the anxiety regarding hitting the big three-o, I'll be there in about a month myself. Even though I feel my life overall is on the right track and I am "accomplishing" stuff, I still get down sometimes when thinking about the number 30. But... that's all it is, a number, the only power it has over us is the power we ourselves bestow upon it, mostly by buying into society's pre-packaged deal of how you're supposed to "be" when you're 20, 30, 40, etc.. Most people change very little from the time they're 29 to when they're 31 (for example), yet people still treat it like its this big, transformative watershed, because round numbers like that are very psychologically satisfying and neat. So much that they have the power to dump all this anxiety over us that wouldn't even exist if we didn't have a concept of numbers or a pre-determined conception of what a "normal 30-year-old" is "supposed" to be like...

Good thoughts, there.  I'll be hitting that number about a month after you.  I think the big thing for me is thinking back to all those times when I was younger hearing people say things about people who were THIRTY as if it were some sort of creepy old person.

Anyway, I'm mostly happy with where my life is right now.  Things have worked out for me pretty much great in every aspect but relationships, and even that doesn't really bother me too much since I'm not in any way unhappy on my own.  I'm not super rich or famous or anything, but I'm pretty productive and get satisfaction out of what I do, so that's a good thing!  smile

Idolores Aug 31, 2010

Qui-Gon Joe wrote:

I'm not super rich or famous or anything, but I'm pretty productive and get satisfaction out of what I do, so that's a good thing!  smile

I think that's the most anyone can hope for. I'm happy you feel that way.

rein Aug 31, 2010

Daniel K wrote:

Well gosh, what an awkward atmosphere all of a sudden. OK, let's bring the thread back to it's original intent.

Yes, it'd probably be best that we not allow this topic to dominate the thread.  Sorry, Bern.

There are certain things that I wouldn't expect to see in my lifetime.  Samus Aran kicking a hologram in the face is one of those things.

Amazingu Aug 31, 2010

Daniel K wrote:

So, the other day I made a FLAC-rip out of my Tenchi Souzou (Terranigma) soundtrack.

Damn you Daniel, you can't just drop a bombshell like that and not share.

Please?

I love this soundtrack so much, but there are hardly any decent rips of it around
Even the SPC set leaves much to be desired.

Pretty Please?
I'll feed your cats for a whole month!
(if you have any)

Qui-Gon Joe Aug 31, 2010

Amazingu wrote:

I'll feed your cats for a whole month!

That'd be an awfully long commute for daily cat feeding.

Daniel K Aug 31, 2010

Amazingu wrote:
Daniel K wrote:

So, the other day I made a FLAC-rip out of my Tenchi Souzou (Terranigma) soundtrack.

Damn you Daniel, you can't just drop a bombshell like that and not share.

Please?

No problem, bro. Here you go. For those who haven't heard Terranigma yet, it comes highly recommended to anyone who likes the sounds of the RPG masterpieces of the late SNES era, like Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, FF6, etc.. Some damn fine music on here, check it out. Of course, the upload is for sampling purposes only, I fully expect anyone downloading it to delete it from their harddrive within 24 hours and then proceed to spend the six months searching and the $200 it usually takes to obtain this. wink

Amazingu wrote:

I love this soundtrack so much, but there are hardly any decent rips of it around
Even the SPC set leaves much to be desired.

The CD definitely sounds crisper than the SPC set, but on the other hand, the SPC set is complete, while the CD is one of those %)/¤/$@{€[$!!! "missing half the songs"-deals. It does have some decent arrange tunes, though.

And to return to the 666 thing: I just noticed that another track on the very same soundtrack ("Beneath the Great Tree") also ends up with a 666 kb/s bitrate when ripped to FLAC. What are the odds? Either this is one evulz CD, or whoever created Exact Audio Copy (my ripping program) is a satanist. There are no other possible scenarios than those two to explain this startling phenomenon.

GoldfishX Aug 31, 2010

Daniel K wrote:

Of course, the upload is for sampling purposes only, I fully expect anyone downloading it to delete it from their harddrive within 24 hours and then proceed to spend the six months searching and the $200 it usually takes to obtain this. wink

Sad truth: When I first discovered downloadable music files and saw this "evaluation" notice, I seriously thought they would disappear or stop working within 24 hours.

I've got a couple more months until 30 hits. Can't complain...Really is still like being 20, except I work a lot more, pay a lot more bills, am DONE with school and all the nonsense it put me through, am more interested in finance than 10 years ago (I compare trading equity options to a giant CCG...It's actually quite addicting and fun, especially when I discovered the beauty of making money -buying puts, selling calls, buying bear market ETF's and ETN's- when the market is going down.) and I have more physical limitations (hand cramps when using an arcade stick, messed up breathing/hearing on my right side that I'm hopefully getting fixed soon).

I feel really lucky that I was able to grow up in such a rich time for cartoons, since so few modern examples of them seem to be worth exploring. I was watching a couple episodes of Captain Planet the other day on youtube and just thinking, "Damn, I know this is corporate, star-driven edutainment at its' most blatant...but they actually managed to make a really good show out of it! No wonder I watched the hell out of it when I was younger...Villains I love to hate, heroes that I like to like, great pacing, very nice back-and-forth exchanges in fight scenes, easy on the eyes and ears. Somehow, against all odds, they made this show really good!" Seeing shows again like that and the Disney Afternoon ones and Tiny Toons that are just dripping with animation, amazing voice acting and well-writen characters was quite refreshing and just makes me wonder what the heck happened to it all. I remember the massive blocks and being engrossed in episodes of great shows from the time I got home from school until 8:00 (8:30 on Thursdays, when the Simpsons started up). Nowadays, it seems like quality cartoons begin and end with Futurama.

Ashley Winchester Aug 31, 2010

GoldfishX wrote:

Nowadays, it seems like quality cartoons begin and end with Futurama.

I can't even watch Futurama anymore, I don't know why it quit clicking with me. Maybe the movies, maybe its move to Comedy Central... no clue Watson.

Cedille Sep 1, 2010

Daniel K wrote:

So I take it that you changed your mind and started liking his stuff during these last two years? Or did I misunderstand something?

Haven't you ever found yourself immensely loving somebody who you didn't previously like? (in a real life or Internet) tongue But it contributed that it was the place to list up "RPG" composers. I had a couple more favorites I might or might not prefer over him, but I didn't think of theirs as prominent RPG composers (but I admit: the biggest reason was probably because I didn't enjoy Kikuta, Shimomura, Sugiyama, Iwadare, Koshiro as everybody does, and got more disappointed with Uematsu, Mitsuda, Sakuraba and Hamauzu than wowed, so I have to place somebody else to #2).

Been there, done that. I'll gladly join y'all in your boat of misery if you need some company. And no platitudes, I promise. (Except to say that you do learn more when you're "down and out" than when you're "livin' the life.") I've developed a pretty keen sense of self-deprecating humor over the years. But my family doesn't always know if I'm kidding or not. Sometimes, neither do I!

I was too depressed after having my job applicants rejected for three months because of my resume sucking. I at least hold off cursing the world until it amounts to 200+ companies.

Amazingu Sep 1, 2010

Daniel K wrote:

No problem, bro. Here you go. For those who haven't heard Terranigma yet, it comes highly recommended to anyone who likes the sounds of the RPG masterpieces of the late SNES era, like Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, FF6, etc.. Some damn fine music on here, check it out. Of course, the upload is for sampling purposes only, I fully expect anyone downloading it to delete it from their harddrive within 24 hours and then proceed to spend the six months searching and the $200 it usually takes to obtain this. wink

You, Sir, are one Awesome Swede.

Thanks!

And yeah, Terranigma has every right to be up there with all the other Big Ones.
Great soundtrack, and a fantastic game.

Daniel K Sep 1, 2010

Cedille wrote:
Daniel K wrote:

So I take it that you changed your mind and started liking his stuff during these last two years? Or did I misunderstand something?

Haven't you ever found yourself immensely loving somebody who you didn't previously like?

Of course. I wasn't calling you out or anything, I was just curious, since I remembered your short negative comments from the P4 OST thread. smile I'm glad you reevaluated the music, its a good thing to be able to change one's mind.

Cedille wrote:

I was too depressed after having my job applicants rejected for three months because of my resume sucking. I at least hold off cursing the world until it amounts to 200+ companies.

Not sure if its any consolation, but this is extremely common, even among people with university degrees. You're not alone here. As for 200+ companies, I have a friend that only got her current job after 500+ applications, so yeah... Times are tough. It seems that in the 1950s (for example), jobs were everywhere, if you had a degree you could pick and choose from a lot of interesting alternatives, but today... Its just dog eat dog.

Amazingu wrote:

You, Sir, are one Awesome Swede.

Thanks!

No worries, sharing is caring after all, as it is said. smile Did you manage to get the file, though? When I clicked on it just now it said "File temporarily unavailable". Maybe its because its getting a lot of hits, or maybe MegaUpload just sucks. I would've gone with SendSpace, but they have a 300MB limit on uploaded files. Always something... *grumbles*

Amazingu Sep 2, 2010

Daniel K wrote:

No worries, sharing is caring after all, as it is said. smile Did you manage to get the file, though? When I clicked on it just now it said "File temporarily unavailable". Maybe its because its getting a lot of hits, or maybe MegaUpload just sucks. I would've gone with SendSpace, but they have a 300MB limit on uploaded files. Always something... *grumbles*

The file downloaded without any trouble!
Thanks!

It seems I had mistakenly interpreted your original post as ripping the entire SNES soundtrack as opposed to just the official soundtrack, though sad

Tim JC Sep 2, 2010

Sometimes I imagine what it would be like to do something unnatural in a public setting. For instance, crawling around on my hands and knees in a mall, barking. Or sitting on the table while I eat at a restaurant, saying, "Yum, that was good," after each bite. I don't think it would work so well in a large setting, because people might just think it's for a show or a prank. A quiet waiting room would be more personal and unsettling.

Everyone just sitting there, reading their magazine in peace, and I suddenly announce in a loud voice: "I hear its amazing when the famous purple stuffed worm in flap-jaw space with the tuning fork does a raw blink on Hari Kiri Rock. I need scissors! 61!"

I've done something like that in my dreams before, when I was conscious of it being a dream. It was really satisfying. I could never do that in real life. I don't even like watching hidden camera shows where actors pull stunts like that.

Amazingu Sep 2, 2010

Tim JC wrote:

I've done something like that in my dreams before, when I was conscious of it being a dream.

I've had moments like that, but then I figure, how can you be really sure you're actually conscious of dreaming?
Because I think you're just dreaming the fact that you're conscious of it as well, otherwise you'd probably use that time to do something a bit less ridiculous.

Tim JC Sep 2, 2010

Amazingu wrote:
Tim JC wrote:

I've done something like that in my dreams before, when I was conscious of it being a dream.

I've had moments like that, but then I figure, how can you be really sure you're actually conscious of dreaming?
Because I think you're just dreaming the fact that you're conscious of it as well, otherwise you'd probably use that time to do something a bit less ridiculous.

But a dream is the only opportunity to do something ridiculous without the shame and the waste of time. I see what you're saying though. A lucid dream is almost a contradiction. But there have been times where I was coming out of a dream, and was aware of it for a short span just before waking (as far as I can tell). One example that I remember was when a man with a knife was chasing me, and was about to overtake me. I was running in terror, but suddenly realized it wasn't reality. I stopped, turned around, and let him stab me in the chest. There was no pain, and I smiled back at him as he kept stabbing. I guess one could say this was still a device of the dream, but the feeling of cognizance seemed to transition seamlessly into waking. Dreams are a free form of entertainment, at least.

Tim JC Sep 2, 2010

Pardon my obsession with dreaming here, but I was thinking about how I used to sleepwalk as a kid. I would wake up in the bathroom or the hall, and not remember how I got there. So that's like the opposite of what I previously blabbed about. Just thought that was interesting.

Daniel K Sep 3, 2010

Amazingu wrote:

It seems I had mistakenly interpreted your original post as ripping the entire SNES soundtrack as opposed to just the official soundtrack, though sad

Ah, sorry, I don't have a SNES console or the original game anymore, so I'm not able to do a rip straight from the source. If a track you're looking for isn't on the CD, I think the SPC set is still your best option. Truth be told, though, most of the really great stuff is already on the official CD, the only ones I really miss are "Nomads in a Desert", "Lhasa", "Call at a Port", "Castle", "Royd", and "Laboratory". Uh, OK, 6 is kind of many, but anyway...

Amazingu wrote:
Tim JC wrote:

I've done something like that in my dreams before, when I was conscious of it being a dream.

I've had moments like that, but then I figure, how can you be really sure you're actually conscious of dreaming?

Its called Lucid Dreaming, and its a common phenomenon that has been scientifically researched and verified. Before I turned to studying history as my main subject, I spent a couple of years studying neuropsychology and consciousness studies, and lucid dreaming is a pretty big research area in those disciplines (especially in consciousness studies, for obvious reasons).

Idolores Sep 5, 2010

Met an interesting girl from Thailand. She was getting a little touchy feely last time we hung out. Gonna ask her out.

Goddammit, asian women are my kryptonite.

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