Twins the Serendipitous Serval
Location: Lost somewhere on the time-space continuum between Newfoundland and California
Joined Dec 20, 2011 at 04:08AM EST
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OMG 24 FEEL SO OLD NOW
I overanalyze things. A lot.
I post TL;DR. While simultaneously overanalyzing things.
I slack on KYM. By posting TL;DR.
I poorly draw. While using references.
I pop in whenever I feel is convenient, then stealthily recede into the shadows.
I wuv ALL the animals. But especially
WHEREFORE ART THOU, JAMIE?
Not at all, not at all.
Believe me, I’ve tried to voice ponies. But it never works out. I’ll never understand how people can do every pony 100% accurately without breaking a sweat. It sounds right in my head but then when I play it back/ask others how it is, bleh. I can sort of approximate Photo Finish, Pinkie Pie, Cadance, maybe Fluttershy, but only in this sort of exaggerated style (and you can hear my normal voice in it).
My actual voice alters from day to day, person to person, setting to setting. It varies in pitch, speed, enunciation, and accent, but it’s always recognizably my own (i hate hearing it ugh). The funny thing is, what I’ve found with voice actors is that their speaking voices tend to be fairly run of the mill. Maybe they’re compensating?
Rainbow Dash is one of the hardest ponies to do anyways, what with the voice cracks and all. Also I’m really insecure about myself, so even if I could, I’d be scared :(. Plus I don’t have a good microphone, to add another excuse.
Good luck with the animation though. I’ve actually been meaning to get into something artistic (remember the Sweetie Belle and BSOD thing) for a while. Right now I’m aiming at music production, although I still can figure out for the life of me how to use Cubase. Maybe with that I’ll come to terms with my voice and be able to do all this stuff I want to. But not now.
Hey, it’s fine. I’m arguably way worse with this (remember that time you wanted me to sing for Trixie and I was like umm idk and then I tried in irl at 3 am when my roommate was sleeping and then she woke up and awkward). Honestly, I just expected you to give a few general tips and all. I’m pretty good at analyzing pieces if I make a conscious effort, but I never got to the composing part.
In the past month or so I’ve actually moved on to more melodic stuff, although I still love the xx (what really makes the band imo is the producer guy Jamie xx, the other two members are fairly standard Brit indie artists). I am aware that most of the time they play 1 guitar string at a time though lel. One thing I’ve always liked is dubstep songs before the bass drop. They’re actually quite pretty, and I’ve heard some really nice flutes and violins in them.
Hmmm, to give you another example of a band that wouldn’t murder you were you to try to analyze it, Stars. Again, more indie bandness, but take a listen to Your Ex-Lover is Dead. I like how they manage to fit the cello, xylophone, horns, guitar, etc. into one song. It seems fairly melodic and repetitive. Wish I could figure our what key it was in. Here’s another one of their songs: Changes. More of an electronic feel this time, but there’s still that subtle string section in the background.
Oh, and Radiohead. Everything by them.
I’ve been reviewing some basic theory, and I have a lot of the rules down now with chord structure and inversions and progressions. What I’m interested is at this point is how I could break the rules while keeping it sounding somewhat musical. Would it be possible to, say, do a massive string of deceptive cadences, and end it off with a half cadence? Sounds fun.
Hey, you make music right?
I just went ahead and spent all of my food money that I got for my birthday on Cubase (because Cubase is best DAW). Always wanted to make music, and I figured, why study for finals when I can make $$$ pretending to press buttons on stage?
Here’s the thing though: I have no bloody idea where to start. You, being the resident musicologist, must know everything there is to know about music right? YOU HAVE TO HELP MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
(Of course if you do all your music the old fashioned way, that’s okay too, You seem to have pretty good ideas from what you post in the thread is all.)
Rarity does what she wants
And I was totally not being facetious with Trey Songz.
Yeah, I was kind of hinting at the unreasonableness of my complaints with the reference.
Factory job, huh? What is this, 1872? Don’t machines run those things now? At least in the modern world they do. Dunno what the hell goes down there.
Don’t you sometimes feel like there’s more to life though? A full time job, hell, any job at all is a fine thing. Is it something you find, or is it sometime you must create on your own? Isn’t there more to it than being part of a larger system? Doesn’t everyone just want to be known for something? Are we truly in a better position than those less fortunate, or are we afflicted by the very things that hold us aloft? I mean, didn’t the Soviet Union explode because Gorbachev did that glasnost thing and then people were like “wait this actually sucks” and then Yeltsin and then Putin and then accidentally the whole country.
Half of the time I think we know too much for our own good. The other half I think I should stop posting for the 24 hours after the consumption of any amount of alcohol (which was a lot).
I dunno. Sometimes I just feel like one of those puppets from Avenue Q. It sucks to be me.
But yeah, I see your point. Thanks for that. Wanted to say more, but meh. Not in the mood.
Also your wall is disgusting.
But, that link is broken.
Is that… Baby Cakes? shudders
My headcanon hurts.
>implying flash is real art
OMG IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TOO?
Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. Haven’t got a chance to play Firefall yet, but I will.
Here, drawed you a horsey:
EDIT: Figured the eyes needed to be about 20% bigger. Reposting a better version.
STOP RUINING MY LIFE
I have no idea what that was fo-
BEST PONI OUT OF NOWHERE
Oh, how wrong you are. Every word I post, and have posted, reflects a part of me, amalgamating into a composite image of me, in all my splendid asianness.
But yeah, it’s kinda hard to tell race through the internet.
Aww, I jelly. Stupid asianness makes me look horrible in anything but black hair (tried brown once, it did not go well) :\.
So, you probably get this a lot, but do you actually have Crimson Locks?
I wish I did :\
To be honest, she’s not that big of a deal. Sure, she whines about everything possible and proposes nothing to fix it other than “omg inequalities argh,” but I’d consider her more of an annoyance than a person actually trying to get something done.
I personally find feminism to be rather silly these days, as any gender inequalities in place today, are, while deprecable, a product of the attitudes of society as a whole. More specifically, the media (and the video game industry is REALLY bad with this). Complaining alone ain’t gonna change nothin’.
Anita does have some valid points, as well as some garbage ones (the equilibrium of both can be argued). I guess she sort of represents what feminism has become today- whiny women who claim to represent all women and suppress all other opinions in favour of their own.
So yeah, she’s harmless. Trolls seriously need to lay off and find something better to do other than being misogynist pigs who are no better representations of anonymous than Anita is of women.
Wait wtf it works
RARITY POWERS GO
Right back at ya:
Merry belated Christmas to you too!
So, been stalking ya on Steam.
Is it just me, or was that last battle in Bioshock extremely anticlimactic. I mean, they nailed it with the atmosphere, music, gameplay, characters, setting, everything, but then you just have this big hulking guy who can teleport but chooses to do so entirely exposed in the middle of a large room, leaving himself at the mercy of his enemy, does laugably weak damage, neglecting the possibility that the player can nullify his entire arsenal of move with elemental tonics, chooses to be naked instead of fully armoured like the protagonist, doesn’t put traps anywhere despite having ample time to do so, and falls into the trope of “talking just long enough to let the good guy win in a seemingly precarious moment” trope. You’d think he’d at least take away your weapons like that other guy, but no, I don’t need guns or explosives to kill this guy in one shot, I’ll just launch my body halfway across the room, and hope he doesn’t heal himself instantaneously with a First Aid Kit or two which I probably should have brought with me but I don’t need them because I’m invincible and THIS ISN’T EVEN MY FINAL FORM!
Haven’t been too involved with ponis for a while, but on the account of a new CMC member, let me just say this:
Sweetie Belle is and will always be best filly.
>implying I have the patience to find a picture when there’s the perfectly reasonable option of drawing it myself
Well, I thought it was just about time for an avatar switch. Nice rendition of a heartening version of a normally disheartening error message.