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#41 redeyeszack84 Ancient One Resident Gamer... ZERO! 8855 posts 6.00 XCB

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 09:14 PM

Humans nature comes into play there. If we got rid of money, then it'd still be a screw over the guy next to you situation for what replaces money as a valueable resource needed for living.

Harp, gotta say I'm jealous. I know you work hard and glad its paying off finally, even though you had your doubts. But $2,000 a month?! More so combined?! lol me and the wife combined have a monthly exspense rate of $1500 to 1600 a month (depending solely if the city is screwing us for utilities). Then again, you likely live in a nice place, with nicer things. Once again congrats man. I'm 26, and while I still wouldn't change anything for fear of losing even an ounce of what I have (especially my kids), your success is nice. I was the guy who goofed off in Highschool. Spent more time with my head in a smoke cloud than a book. Spent more energy trying to get drunk than trying to get an A. And even as I was in college, I was always skipping classes to either play YGO in the cafeteria, or shoot pool, smoke, and grab beers at the bar across the street. Am I happy? More than I expected I could be. But, also happy to see that hardwork and people with focus and sacrifice, can still make it in this world.
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 09:30 PM

Humans nature comes into play there. If we got rid of money, then it'd still be a screw over the guy next to you situation for what replaces money as a valueable resource needed for living.

Harp, gotta say I'm jealous. I know you work hard and glad its paying off finally, even though you had your doubts. But $2,000 a month?! More so combined?! lol me and the wife combined have a monthly exspense rate of $1500 to 1600 a month (depending solely if the city is screwing us for utilities). Then again, you likely live in a nice place, with nicer things. Once again congrats man. I'm 26, and while I still wouldn't change anything for fear of losing even an ounce of what I have (especially my kids), your success is nice. I was the guy who goofed off in Highschool. Spent more time with my head in a smoke cloud than a book. Spent more energy trying to get drunk than trying to get an A. And even as I was in college, I was always skipping classes to either play YGO in the cafeteria, or shoot pool, smoke, and grab beers at the bar across the street. Am I happy? More than I expected I could be. But, also happy to see that hardwork and people with focus and sacrifice, can still make it in this world.


Oh I live like a king off $2,000/mo. Are you kidding me? With my girl it'll be $2,400-2,500/mo. if I did that math right and we will be living AMAZINGLY well. Take short weekend trips to the other side of town, have a hobby, all these things really do help. Especially consider that we're only using up a third of our earnings AFTER taxes (roughly) together and that gives you a pretty good idea that saving is quite easy to do. Unless, of course, you're into those high-priced crap.

EDIT: for redeyeszack84, ok I redid the calculations and you're right. $2,040/mo. for me was a very liberal amount. I am actually spending about an average of $1,700-1,800/mo. and probably will drop another $50/mo. now that I crossed the magical age 25 threshold on my car insurance. Don't forget. I live in the town with THE highest insurance rate, top 10 on gas prices, and top 5 in utilities as far as prices go.

Edited by Harpuia, 17 February 2011 - 09:34 PM.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:49 PM

Harpuia's Top 25 Music List
Part 1 (#25-21)


Over the last few years, I've started to feel like I can determine a person's personality by the music that they most deeply like and listen to. I don't know how I came to this conclusion, but I tend to find that people who belong to the same "group" tend to listen to the same things. The popular crowd would listen to pop music for example. The gothics, death metal and screamo. That middle-aged guy in the cubicle next to ya is probably a closet Parrothead.

Either way, I have always felt that music has defined who we are, and thus, this is why this is the start of a series of blog posts where I feel I am pretty much bearing my soul, me, David, not the Harpuia that I halfway make out myself to be on this site. I'm going to be telling you my 25 favorite songs (up to this point in my life). Now as I have warned many of you in advance, many of these songs will probably be songs that you've never heard of before. All these songs but one can be found on Youtube. I enjoy slower, calmer songs, as you will soon start seeing as I move forward with this. If I can't find that other song (it'll be on the countdown somewhere), please PM me for a sampling.

I know for some of you, you want to try out a new taste in music. For many of you this will be a RADICAL taste from what you are used to. For many of you, this will be a chance for you to laugh at me. Hopefully it'll all be in good fun. So boys, girls, and Kenneh... welcome to my music world.

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25. Sam Cooke - Wonderful World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNO72aCnVr0

Told ya. This classic is a pretty cute romance song about a boy wanting to win a girl's heart by... getting good grades (boy this piece of [DARKCHAOS] is obsolete) with a good melodic tune. I would've rated it much higher on the list except for one problem. Towards the end of this song, it's like the singer forgot the chorus and decided to just hum the song the rest of the way. I dunno. I just found it slightly annoying. Other than that, it's quite a listenable piece from 1960.

24. Yui Aragaki - WALK
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JudCZ5vUkWY

Here's something far more recent (try this year more recent) but in Japanese. The lyric translation for this in English is still a little rough as it was part of a soundtrack of a recent movie in Japan, but it looks to be a love song giving the protagonist courage to keep going regardless of the cost. As translated, the ending "But how far I go down this road without hesitation, But some days are overflowing tears, Has vowed never to go away and thus I dream". The vocals are GORGEOUS, but the music just feels slightly off. Overall though, the vocals alone take my breath away with this song, and with the exception of the bridge, that is very soothing music, definitely worth a listen to.

23. Alan Jackson - Sissy's Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCvgXw-Bh04

Alan Jackson is one of my favorite country singers, and this song shows why. This was a song dedicated to one of Jackson's housekeepers who died in a motorcycle accident. He played this at her funeral. It is quite the song, and it gives a very peaceful and heavenly aura that takes full advantage of the acoustic guitar. Vocally, this is probably one of Jackson's best, and while it may not be his best known song, it's a song that could put anyone to tears listening to it the first time.

22. Marc Cohn - Walking in Memphis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JzuZW-Lcns

This 1991 classic has been covered over and over again. An awesome ballad that signifies a spiritual awakening (according to the original writer of the song). Personally, it sounds like the story of a young man trying to follow the footsteps of Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins and finding an opportunity at a local bar in the area. Either way, an amazing country ballad with a great piano tune (I'm a sucker for piano). "She said, tell me are you a Christian child, and I said, 'M'am I am tonight'".

21. Bryan Adams (or Do) - Heaven
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6TtwR2Dbjg (Bryan Adams)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxINZK_MXE4 (Do)

This is an amazing romance ballad that I am probably going to dance to with my future wife on my wedding day. Bryan Adams does a great job with this song but you notice that I added a singer named Do to this list. Well, I found both of their songs equally good and thus should "group" this #21 spot. If I had to choose which one is better, I know many nostalgia buffs will hate me for this, but I do think that Do does a better job with this song on the vocals. Adams does great, but Do really adds the extra kick that can send anyone on cloud 9.

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A note on #22: Yes I know Walking in Memphis had two covers, by Lonestar and Cher. But unlike Do's cover of Heaven, those two hardly made the song as good as the original.

I'll see you guys in part 2, later tonight or tomorrow.
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:53 PM

Harpuia's Top 25 Music List
Part 2 (#20-16)


Aww, you're back for more? Seriously? Alright.

20. Younha - Hae Sung ~Comet~
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll2uEYFSAc4

For you anime buffs, this song is going to sound VERY familiar to you. This is, in fact the Korean version of "Houki Boshi", the third ending to the anime Bleach. To me, unlike Houki Boshi, where Younha's vocal skills seem slightly underdeveloped despite a great chorus, singing in her native language and creating a decent translation from Japanese to Korean (a language that I can somewhat understand) makes this song a little better than the original.

19. Heidi Newfield - Johnny and June
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6-4irHfExI

This is going to turn into a recurring theme in my list. You will notice that there is one song in this list by an artist that I REALLY like, but I do not necessarily like the rest of the artist's (or artists') work. This gets more prominent as I move toward my top 5. Here's the first. I'm not a big Heidi Newfield fan, and honestly I haven't heard too many hits of hers SINCE this one, but this is a really good tribute song to the love of Johnny and June Cash. If you've been married a while happily to your mate, you would completely understand this song.

18. Zac Brown Band - Toes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiL_beZtiQc

This song has that Jimmy Buffett feel all over it. Zac Brown Band is my favorite country band because they are the type of country band for those that really do not like the traditional country artists, and ESPECIALLY not today's country-pop artists like Carrie Underwood (bleh), or Taylor Swift (boring). This is a good getaway song and if you can find the video for this song, it's a pretty funny as hell video too that just makes... absolutely... no... sense.

17. Kenny Chesney or George Strait - Everybody Wanna Go to Heaven
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzhySwSDndY (Kenny Chesney)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGEBzwDPLbE (George Strait)

I think I'm letting my friend Allan describe this song for me. "This song is just FUN to listen to." My friend's favorite country song, this has the same reggae-ish tune that the previous song has and is an ambidextrous (mood-wise) song good for both relaxing or partying along with friends and sharing a drink to. Of the two, it's difficult to decide which one is better. I go back and forth on which one is better, but I guess I'll give it to Chesney, since he made a #1 out of it a couple years back.

16. O.A.R. - Shattered (Turn the Car Around)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8I8wMxR1K4

This one is tricky. I know I love this song, but I really cannot put my finger on why I like this song. This is weird. I don't like OAR very much. I don't necessarily like this STYLE of song. The lyrics are a little odd. But despite it all... I really like this song, a lot. Especially the chorus. It's an enjoyable song, and it's great to listen to while driving or doing my programming work. I wish I could go deeper on this one, but, I can't. Like the song a few songs up, and a recurring theme here, it's a song I like by a band I don't exactly like.

I'm tired. I'll do part 3 tomorrow. Comment on what you see so far. Hope you've enjoyed it.
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 01:36 PM

Harpuia's Top 25 Music List
Part 3 (#15-11)


15. The Police - Every Breath You Take
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEnJDaqT3-0

This 80's song goes in the same category as OAR's "Shattered" in part 2. I think there's been more than enough arguments about this song being either about a lost lover, a dead lover singing to his widow, or a stalker. Either way, it's a pretty fun song, great beat. And again, it's a song by a band I don't necessarily like, but the song is quite mesmerizing.

14. Zac Brown Band - Highway 20 Ride
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZMCkufE0X0

Another Zac Brown Band song. This one had me nearly in tears the first couple of times I heard it. A song by a dad to his son that he only gets to see "every other Friday" throughout the course of the child's life as he reaches adulthood. The issue of divorce is treated WAY too loosely in today's culture and is at times even encouraged. Those that think divorce is such an easy option should look to a song like this and try to explain that to the kid suffering from it all.

13. Marvin Berry & The Starlighters - Earth Angel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZeDWNaUILM
In all honesty, this version is more familiar to me than the original by The Penguins, so I'm throwing this one on the list. This song is from the "Back to the Future" soundtrack and it is probably one of the purest, most beautiful, and innocent love song I have ever heard. Extremely simple lyrics, simple tune with mostly a piano, drums, and a sax, but it gets its job done, and does it ever.

12. Younha - Time2Rock (Audition)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olmYOV3UMfk
Catchy tune by Younha that I was told was the first Korean single she ever released after returning from her success in Japan. I know a lot of people know her as a J-pop artist, but Time2Rock shows why her K-pop work is stronger based off her good vocals alone. The music is roughly the same, but she just feels... so much more comfortable singing in her native language.

11. Oku Hanako - Happy Days
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVnYuUNpzos
Oku Hanako is my favorite J-pop artist. The piano tunes of the 32-year old Oku Hanako are amazing and her vocals are massively underrated. The biggest problem is, very few J-pop fans in America even know about her. She even is only really little more than a niche artist in Japan. A real shame. An upbeat song like Happy Days should've been released to change that viewpoint on her that she really does belong in the mainstream Japan market. Not to mention that she sings and plays the piano while playing, talent like that just shouldn't go to waste.

Part 4 is next.
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 01:59 PM

Harpuia's Top 25 Music List
Part 4 (#10-6)


Pressure cooker time for me. Top 10. Virtually all these songs I have probably listened to at least once today before writing this blog, and show up at least 3 times on my MP3 player (so they'd be played more frequently). Here we go.

10. George Strait - The Seashores of Old Mexico
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-9FdWmZqRQ
My favorite outlaw ballad from George Strait about a man who we don't know much about, except that something happened. Either he did something illegal or was framed, left the States, and headed for Mexico. After a couple bad nights, he finds a new life and a new love in Mexico. The tune really brings about a Southern "baja country" vibe to it and George Strait sings this song near flawlessly.

And just a note, for those keeping track of my grading system. Every song from the last one on down was rated an "A". The remaining 9 songs in my top 25 are rated "A+" and are of my highest recommendation for anyone looking for great fulfilling music.

9. Jamey Johnson - In Color
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXKBUK94cC0
It's always interesting to hear a story. Here's one of a man's grandfather in a song through the Great Depression, World War II, to his marriage. When I first heard this song, it was with three other friends in the car listening to Coyote Country. First thought was "Wow, this is a GOOD song. I mean GOOD." Consider that I love a good epic ballad regardless of the topic, and it's no doubt this country song proves to show why true country, not the country-pop so many are used to, is far from being unlistenable depressing music for bars in the South.

8. Kate Miller-Heidke - Caught in the Crowd
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIDarYJHCpA
This one... is rather new to the list. I had actually only heard of this song less than a month ago from a show on thatguywiththeglasses.com called "The Musical Chair" hosted by TGWTG member Nash. And admittedly... I fell in love with the music from the very first moment I heard it. I don't know if it's because I know how it feels to be James in my past, but it definitely hits home. It's kind of that apology song for every nerd, geek, outcast who was treated badly in school, found a friend they thought they could trust, and that friend turning on them. This song gets way better towards the end, so it's worth a complete listening to.

7. Younha - Can't Believe It
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzILD68udIA
A K-drama soundtrack song in the top 10? Que?!? Well, first off, it's Younha. That alone tells me it was going to be good. But man, can she do bubblegum pop well... VERY well. Sounding absolutely adorable, this is another of those songs that get better and better toward the end. The only difference between this and Caught in the Crowd is that with this one, most of us won't understand the words, though if you find the translation the lyrics are better, and the tune is just smoother throughout.

6. Oku Hanako - Hatsukoi
http://www.jpopasia.com/play/27612/hanako-oku/hatsukoi.html
This is in my opinion Oku Hanako's finest song, the culmination of her work since she had slowly built her way from the indie markets in the early 2000's. Some criticize it, and I don't quite understand why. (Maybe they think it's too Celine Dion-ish, I dunno.) Translated, it speaks of memories of a first love, and how it pains her that they remain friends to this day because she longs for that love again. This six-minute plus ballad brings me to near-tears everytime I hear it. The piano is amazing, and everytime I hear this song, it reminds me why I consider Oku Hanako my favorite J-pop artist. (It is difficult to find a video of this song. If you want the complete song, ask me for a download. The video cuts off the last minute or so of her song here).

Four down... one to go.

Edited by Harpuia, 18 February 2011 - 02:00 PM.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 02:20 PM

Harpuia's Top 25 Music List
Part 5 (#5-1)


So these 5 songs are all pretty close to me in likability. It was difficult to order them. I had originally thought about just assigning them at random, but instead, I had an idea. I played the 5 songs... on loop, over and over. When I got tired of one song and I skipped it I would write it down as the #5. The next to be skipped #4, and so on. I did this until I made my list for this final part.

5. Eufonius - Chiisana Tenohira
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTsk0ntMCN8
This song is the ending song to the anime "Clannad". Clannad is one of my favorite animes and honestly taught me a lot more about life than my entire high school did. Many took it for first glance as a typical comedy anime but it gets dark as time moves on. In the end, this theme plays in the background and the lullaby voice is quite heavenly and calm. It can send any man straight to sleep. In fact, I almost feel like taking a nap right now. All in all, this is an extremely beautiful song.

4. S Club 7 - Never Had a Dream Come True
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQcYGx_jzlU
Remember when I said that some of my favorite songs on this list were written by groups I don't necessarily like? Well, here we go. I have to say that I really dislike S Club 7. I do not like their bubblegum pop, I do not like their dancing... but thankfully for this song all that goes to the side and they put on an amazing, absolutely adorable "goodbye" song about two first-time lovers. S Club 7 haters, I agree with you. This band does indeed suck... except for this song. This song... I don't know how they pulled it off or who wrote it, but this song just shocked the hell out of me at how good and soothing it is. It is a masterpiece. And to think, the next best song of theirs I graded a C-... go freakin' figure.

Yup... this song would get the equivalent of a perfect score for me... a song... by S Club 7. Someone shoot me.

3. The Googoo Dolls - Iris
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdYWuo9OFAw
Here's another. The Googoo Dolls is a band I don't necessarily like very much, but this song is about as perfect as an American soft rock song can get. I think this song might take me back to my days when I was on the outside looking in on the high school dating scene, especially with the girl that I really really was in love with. But even now, nine years after I first heard the song, it sounds just as amazing as I first heard it. Highly recommended for those who enjoy a good sounding rock song to listen to while playing a game.

2. AZU - Tashika na Koto
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds2viQ8rf6k
This is the first song I heard from AZU, and from what I hear, she is a relatively new J-pop artist. If she keeps churning out songs like this, she sure has a future. AZU's great vocals just stand out amongst this song and she takes this old J-pop song, covers it, and truly makes it her own. It gives the aura of a guardian angel watching over someone, and if you translate the lyrics, it follows that same theme. AZU sure looks like quite the angel too, and plays that part perfectly in the video. All in all, a picture perfect J-pop song.

1. Josh Turner - Long Black Train
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyRZTAmcW7c
This one was tough. #1-3 was especially tough since it took me all night to decide how I should rank them, and I initially had them ranked differently. I chose "Long Black Train" not just because my signature is based on it, but because it probably is the song that best reflects who I am now, and the lessons that I try to teach people in my blogs, when I chat with others, and when I debate with others in those forums. Temptation is everywhere in our life, and it sure was in my life. But eventually, through endurance and perserverance, I made it to where I am today. I kind of credit this song to helping me out through those tough times reminding me that regardless if it's faith, life, or love, taking the black train to nowhere, whether it be leaving the faith, giving up on my job, or becoming an alpha-male/dating abroad/waiting for a Robogirl revolution, is not the way to go in life.

And this is my top 25. Please comment, don't care if it's to laugh, to say hi, or whatever, but I do appreciate your opinions, and if you liked my blog and want me to do any other music blogs in the future.

Thank you,

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 02:49 PM

I didn't listen to all of them, since some just didn't sound interesting, but my favorite of the ones I did listen to was definitely Highway 20 Ride.
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 05:14 PM

Am a pretty average fan of the Police myself, and was really into the Goo Goo Dolls back in the day. But yeah, the Earth Angel version from BttF just comes out so... pure and serene. Kinda sucks they used it in the movie to the "snoozer" song before Marty shows up and goes Rock on their faces.

Though, really dig The Offsprings cover of The Police song, Next to You lol. But, aside from those and the country songs, sadly admit I don't recognize a single one of them.
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 05:26 PM

3. The Googoo Dolls - Iris

Approved. Very much so.

There's only a handful more songs on here I recognized immediately, but they were pretty good ones.

I would rate, but must refrain due to my general bias towards Country music... XD

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 06:26 PM

Walkin' in Memphis, Iris, and O.A.R.

Damn this list is awesome.
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 06:39 PM

Thanks guys.

I will be putting up a regular blog tonight, don't worry. Check the status update.
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 01:19 PM

2/19/11 10:17 AM

So this is going to be the shorter of two blogs today. So here's a question I want to ask:

I have a recent amount of freetime on my hands lately, and there are one of two roads that I can go.

The first road of course is to continue bringing in people to join my Pokemon Pool for Pokemon Black/White. The entire goal is to complete everyone's pokedex at 600+ pokemon in the "pool". Difficult yes but it can be done through promotions and other things. We can also hold pokemon tournaments amongst each other. I've already got 2 friends of mine in on it, but 1 is dealing with financial troubles and doesn't know if he can cough up the $40+tax to play the game.

On the other hand, I can start programming again, and making the few projects I have been wanting to do (You'll see one pop up in a few days, soon as I can talk to a certain somebody about it). And then of course there is "something"... another project that I was inspiring to do ever since I started enjoying PHP.

That "something" is Duel Monsters Online. Amongst other projects. Everyone has been telling me how difficult it would be to make the program PLUS how time-consuming it would be to put every YGO card in existence into the game.

But to me, it doesn't seem like it would be too difficult. First off, we have Yugioh Virtual Desktop's yvd.set file. With this, I can write a short algorithm that parses the information I need to place into a MySQL database for all the cards. After making the core of the program, add-ons can be added like a ladder system, twitter-ish feed, whatever you want to add to the thing, once you have packaged the core together. First the "core" must be defined whether it be DMO itself, that is, the shopping cart for booster packs + the deck builder + the portal, or if just the portal will be necessary and then the remaining modules such as the cart/deck builder/ladder/deck constructor/etc. could be seen as "plug-ins".

Finally, just find a way to integrate it into the XeroCreative website (and since this place uses IPB and hopefully a MySQL server it should be very little trouble).

It seems kind of complicated the way I word it now, but for the most part rebuilding Duel Monsters Online for XC would be one project I'd throw into the queue. Amongst my other projects I'm working on such as TicketACE, 499SportsPicks, MathWORKS and a few others I've been wanting to churn out but have been too tired or too busy to until now.

I could do both, but I don't think I have the energy to "power-play" pokemon and program like crazy, and multitasking would just be stupid. If you were me, which one would you do?

This is Harpuia reminding you to help control the pet population. Have your jocks and trolls spayed or neutered.
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 02:33 PM

Tsk. I was going to comment how there's already a "Duel Monsters Online", but it seems they've redone the game from scratch since the last time I played it. Not much progress with this new version. Shame really.

Anyway, it seems to me like you'd be happier programming, so, go with that. >->

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#55 Harpuia Ancient One Justitia fortitudo mea est. 2480 posts 65.00 XCB

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 02:37 PM

Well LaughingMan, there ARE a few more projects I have lined up on top of it.
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Posted 23 February 2011 - 12:47 AM

Ohai Harpuia. Sorry I took a bit to comment, even though I suggested to go with the music thing xD I'm a bit slow when listening to these stuff, mostly because I always get distracted.

Anyways, I'm not a fan of country, so most of them didn't amuse me. I liked several stuff on you list though:

24. Yui Aragaki - WALK
17. Kenny Chesney - Everybody Wanna Go to Heaven
16. O.A.R. - Shattered (Turn the Car Around)
15. The Police - Every Breath You Take
12. Younha - Time2Rock (Audition)
11. Oku Hanako - Happy Days
8. Kate Miller-Heidke - Caught in the Crowd
6. Oku Hanako - Hatsukoi
5. Eufonius - Chiisana Tenohira
3. The Googoo Dolls - Iris
2. AZU - Tashika na Koto

I'm not a know-it-all regarding music, but I know when I like something, mainly because if I like the song I can hear it until the end xD Younha definitely sounds better in her native language, and all other songs have either cool lyrics, a good beat or both.

I enjoyed your top 25 Harpuia. I'd like to have more musical knowledge to share with you some songs, but I'm no good sadly xD

Also, regarding the newest entry: go with programming. You can go back and play Pokémon whenever you have free time at any point, but if you want to make a program, do it now that it doesn't exist and it can be useful, otherwise someone might do it before you, making pointless to program that specific stuff. IMHO anyways.
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Posted 23 February 2011 - 12:56 AM

What!? Country is awesome.
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Posted 23 February 2011 - 01:23 AM

I respect other opinions, but I don't like Country xD Maybe I'll like one or two songs, but I don't like the genre overall. I don't hate it either though.
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:25 AM

2/24/2011 7:19 AM

Politics time.

I am honest to God, SICK and TIRED of the Tea Party. I know that seems pretty amazing to say coming from a guy who's political leanings do lean a little bit to the right, but I'm sick of how elements of this movement have bastardized American politics and have turned it into a childhood schoolyard brawl.

I'm sick of their derailing. Everytime it seems that the other side gains the upper hand and SOME rationalization is put into the discussion, one of those retards throws in a "birther" comment asking for Obama's certificate, or connects some member of the Democratic party to underground Communists during the Cold War.

I'm sick of their pandering to corporations. Has anyone SEEN the protestors of the Tea Party from out of state during the Wisconsin protests? There are a good number of them that have said, on air, that corporations should not pay ANY taxes and we should "put as much money to the hands of corporations as we can so they can create more jobs". Well guess what, Mr. Protestor, you dumb sub-George W. Bush retard on a crack addiction, we have been placing more wealth into the hands of corporations, to the point Wall Street and bankers bonuses have gone up while the wealth of the bottom 95% has gone down, and what has it resulted in? 10% unemployment rates! Whoopee! The very first year the trends reverse, even a little, and OMG! Unemployment is going down!

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that obviously whatever the hell these guys are doing, it's not helping the economy and it's certainly not helping anyone in the bottom 95% of the wealth scale.

I think what irks me MOST about the Tea Party is these fucks constantly telling me that people like me are "lazy" because we don't make as much as the types of people the Tea Party idolizes (who I've been hearing make six figures). So here's a bunch of hardcore conservatives that believe that hard work is the key to living an honorable and honest life, AND THEN THEY KNOCK YOU DOWN FOR WANTING TO WORK HONESTLY! Here we go, in Wisconsin, trying to make budget cuts off the backs of the public sector. They've already agreed to the paycuts, now they're fighting over the right to fight over benefits. They're firing away in Indiana and Ohio too (Indiana on private unions).

I don't exactly like unions. Matter of fact, I hate them, especially public unions, for being so damn corrupt. But I know what their purpose is at a time in the recession when so many people are literally fighting for table scraps while we see the top 0.1% keep giving themselves record bonuses as of 2010 (the current dip in Wall Street bonuses notwithstanding). Because you know, the typical American is "lazy". Working 50, 60 hours a week on a salary as a starting professional? Lazy ass. You a teacher? You're lazy. Bust your butt with your small business making a few thousand dollars a month for 80 hours a week or work? Loser. Why aren't you a Wall Street broker? Hedge fund manager? They're the REAL backbone of America. If you are not a member of the richest 0.5-1%, or you're not one of them, you are a lazy bum who should be thankful for what they have.

I'm sorry, I just had to rant. This issue in Wisconsin is REALLY pissing me off. The Tea Party are just a recycle of the neo-conservatives and Rovian conservative Christians of the early 2000's, and to see them bully around everyone like this simply because... fuck it. I don't think anyone is even listening anyway.
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 11:56 AM

Because you know, the typical American is "lazy". Working 50, 60 hours a week on a salary as a starting professional? Lazy ass. You a teacher? You're lazy. Bust your butt with your small business making a few thousand dollars a month for 80 hours a week or work? Loser. Why aren't you a Wall Street broker? Hedge fund manager? They're the REAL backbone of America. If you are not a member of the richest 0.5-1%, or you're not one of them, you are a lazy bum who should be thankful for what they have.


And this is why society is breaking down. The people with higher positions have forgotten the value of hard work. They don't understand that THEY owe EVERYTHING to hard-working guys.

Oh, excuse me. I forgot it's waaaay harder to make some clicks on a PC or go to business dinners than doing REAL work for over9000 hours.

I don't know a lot about politics, but it's sad people forget the real value of things.
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