Name: Tom (0-0-17)
Location: Reading, UK
Hobbies: Music, Wargaming, Anime, Cinema, Writing
Interests: Ecology, Cyberpunk, Social Sciences
Occupation: Research Assistant
Bands: Enslaved, Sear Bliss, Paysage d'Hiver, Skepticism, <Code>, Lunar Aurora, Dead Can Dance, Velvet Acid Christ, Insomnium and Katatonia
Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion, Fullmetal Alchemist (both series), Elfen Lied, Haruhi Suzumiya, Ghost in the Shell, GitS Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig, Mushishi and Steins;Gate
Films: Blade Runner, The Godfather, 12 Monkeys, Dark City, Aliens and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Games: Breath of Fire 3, King of Fighters XIII, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Gunstar Heroes, Blazblue CSE, Valkyria Chronicles, Shining Force 3, Final Fantasy 7 and Virtual On
Listening to: Dead Can Dance - Anastasis, The Jezabels - Prisoner, Florence + The Machine - Lungs
Watching: Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
Rewatching: Kara no Kyoukai
Reading: William Gibson - Pattern Recognition
Well that's a more complete overview of me - The somewhat melodramatic title is just an excuse for me to use the term Reality Deviant (huge kudos if you already got the reference but if you aren't familiar it's a reference to Mages in Mage: The Ascension). Generally I suspect this will get used as a musings pad/source of light discussion on various topics and ideas but I'm open to most questions/banter.
Lets see where this road goes.
Last edited by 0-0-17; 08-19-2012 at 11:40 PM.
Welcome to the journal section
Ive heard of 2 of those bands (Sybreed and Velvet Acid Christ, though Insomnium sounds familiar too). Ill have to check out some of the others
Anyway, have fun ^^
No sin is beyond redemption. There is always hope. Always...
Most of the bands listed are Metal bands in varying flavours of extremity. I'd really recommend Katatonia's Viva Emptiness regardless though
Also; dear gods today is dull...
Ill look that one up. To youtube!
I tend to listen to the heavier EBM/industrial stuff most, like Unter Null, Grendel, Aesthetic Perfection and so on
Also, Katatonias pretty good. Ill have to listen to more of their stuff
Heeeeey. Welcome to the Journals. And to the site, as well.
DrufterUK: Gotta love Grendel (my name came to me after listening to 1-8-0 on repeat, it doesn't actually refer to that song but what the hell)
Pellen Orrick: Thank you In answer to your question on the other thread - I do indeed take recommendations however having been a very big music fan for over a decade my tastes have got somewhat narrower with time so I'm a bit fussy. This isn't to say I won't try anything (although the Rap family of music has never done anything for me) or that I'm some musical elitist (I hate it when people act snobby because of their tastes) but I may come across as hard to please. If you're ok with that then please fire away
1-8-0 is a great song. I really must get around to buying the other Grendel albums I havent got yet
What did you think to Timewave Zero? Personally I really liked it by my housemate is unconvinced so far. EPR//EDP became a lot more listenable when we worked out what the hell the samples were saying (although that also made it a LOT more disturbing).
Today we have added Kratos to the house-banned list on account of being the worst person ever. To put that in context, one of my hosuemates has been playing God of War III today... seriously there is something seriously wrong if anyone thinks we're supposed to sympathise with anyone who is that brutal to clearly defeated foes and, in the case of Possiedon's poor wench, innocent bystanders to say nothing for his wanton disregard for everyone else in the world. "Appeasing" Aphrodite was however hilarious.
Other than that today has been a day of putting minis together and, on the subject of Greek Myths, getting started on painting my Cadmus:
It's a nice excuse to return to my "all the green" Shas' paint scheme.
I thought Timewave Zero was quite a good album overall. I dont think it was quite as good as Harsh Generation, but still good. EPR/EDP is a weird song though
My thoughts too, a couple of good floor fillers and some good listening tracks but not quite on the same level as tracks like BAAL, Remnants and New Flesh. That said the tiel track scores big points with me for the Dark City samples (and if you've not seen that I heavily recommend it). I managed to track down the video sampled for EPR//EDF but if you're morbidly curious then PM me because it's somewhat unpleasant (not visually but what the guy is saying).
Ive been meaning to track down a copy of Dark City for a while because Ive never seen and it looks interesting. Might have to see if CEX has a copy next time Im in there
Also I was minorly curious about EPR/EDP when you said that, then after a quick google search and seeing what most of the results were, Im not quite as curious anymore =p
Yup curiosity can be a kick in the groin sometimes... Dark City is awesome and very recommended, just for Richard O'Brian's character if nothing else (but it's a brilliant film from a technical stand point if you're into that sort of thing and very interesting and well acted regardless).
Today has been productive - I'm making good headway with my current paper at work and this evening we've been pre-testing the campaign system for Advanced Battle Fleet Gothic, which is regular BFG (A Games Workshop Spaceship game for anyone curious) but without the 40K fluff an no pre-set races so we have to buy tech from a tech tree to get various fleet and campaign skills. My race is basically the Lacrimans from Noein - quantum dimension jumpers who suffer from quantum instability but have a lot of map mobility because they can jump about at a quantum level. My friends races include a race of sentient clouds (literally cotton woll on sticks), space communists, a very primitive fleet with sub FTL tech and gigantic hulk sized ships and a race of post-physical space whales... It's going to be a lot of fun
Sounds like an interesting take on BFG. Ive only played the regular version a few times, but its quite a good game as far as I can tell
Should be a fun campaign ^^
Well today was a waste... almost - I've decided to take the sensible route to getting ships; make my own from coke bottle caps and bouncy balls (and guitar wire and plasticard as required). My fleet is shaping up to be by far the fastest and most fragile and now two of my other housemates are thinking of joining in - one with space dinosaurs and the other with a Mongol horde, it's going to be beautiful
Having slept appallingly work was a write off but I did manage to catch the EVO King of Fighters XIII grand final which was stunning (and 40mins long at that). And now to Oxford for clubbing
If you can, get some photos of the ping pong ball/ dinosaur/ mongol fleets. They sound like a must see =D
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