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I am going to just cut/paste that previous post right here into this new post, because not a single goddamned thing is different, except that it's 2017 instead of 2016.

Original post:


"Fuck Daylight Saving Time," by Wil Wheaton.

I absolutely agree. Fuck Daylight Saving Time. We need to just pick one or the other and fucking stick with it year round. Stop making us pointlessly change the clocks twice a year. It's fucking asinine. If you live in an area of the world that doesn't do this stupid bullshit, consider yourself fortunate.

Fuck G.V. Hudson. Fuck William Willett. Fuck Benjamin Franklin (even if he was just joking). Fuck the Romans. Fuck anybody and everybody who has thought, is currently thinking, and ever will think that Daylight Saving Time, or anything even remotely similar to Daylight Saving Time, is a good idea.

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While I'm not a fan of gangsta rap, generally speaking, I will make an exception for this song.

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"We noticed that Trump's tweets are basically the lyrics to an early 2000s emo song, so we turned them into one."



(EDIT) Okay, instead of posting everything here individually, I'm just going to leave this here. And that's just their Trump-related stuff. How have I never heard of these guys before now? (/EDIT)
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Last night, I stayed up until around 5:30am in order to finally finish watching Part 3 of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. I mainly started watching it after I watched the overflowing-with-spoilers Best Friends Let's Play of the Eyes of Heaven video game, which was admittedly a little bit ass-backwards. But, really, it's difficult to be truly spoiled on something as ridiculous as JJBA. It's one of those kind of "you have to actually see it yourself to really believe how ludicrous it can get" things, even if you do hear blatant spoilers about it.

That said, I'm not going to get into spoilers here. Instead, I'll just leave you with some awesome music from the anime.

Youtube embeds behind cut )
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I know this is a bit of a re-run and all, but I just feel the need to (re)share something positive, to try to counteract all of the negativity that yesterday and today have brought.

Youtube embeds behind cut )
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...and it's not even out yet.

Embedded tweets behind cut )
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Embedded tweets behind cut )


The only "community" or fandom that I've had first hand experience with seeing the stupid bullshit they do is the Souls fandom, in the comments under any given SBFP Souls game LP.

Anyway, here is the Smooth McGroove acapella mix in question, which is of my personal favorite track from the game.



Comments under it are either about how good the mix is, or how bad and "toxic" the Undertale fandom supposedly is.

Just another example of why "Hate Dumb" is an actual thing that exists, and isn't just a page on TVTropes. Far, far too many people confuse the concept of "this is a thing that simply doesn't interest me" with "this is a thing that everyone should despise and it makes no sense why anyone would like it and those who do like it should be mocked incessantly." (The latter, of course, should be reserved only for actually important things that actually matter, like the very real possibility of Donald Trump becoming the next POTUS. ¬_¬)

(And yeah, in all cases, I guess I deserve what I get for making the mistake of looking at Youtube comments in the first place. You'd think I'd learn some fucking day. *shrug*)
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Link to article via [livejournal.com profile] tokoz via Facebook (which I won't link to here since it's a friends-only post).

(EDIT) The only Apple product I have on my computer at the moment is QuickTime. Actually, I just uninstalled that as well, since I don't want anything at all to do with Apple, after this. (/EDIT) Every time the updater thing used to pop up and nag me to install iTunes and such shit as well, whenever it updated QuickTime, I'd always just roll my eyes and uncheck it. Man am I so glad I did that now, and didn't actually let it install that malware.

"For about ten years, I've been warning people, 'hang onto your media. One day, you won't buy a movie. You'll buy the right to watch a movie, and that movie will be served to you. If the companies serving the movie don't want you to see it, or they want to change something, they will have the power to do so. They can alter history, and they can make you keep paying for things that you formerly could have bought. Information will be a utility rather than a possession. Even information that you yourself have created will require unending, recurring payments just to access.'

"When giving the above warning, however, even in my most Orwellian paranoia I never could have dreamed that the content holders, like Apple, would also reach into your computer and take away what you already owned. If
Taxi Driver is on Netflix, Netflix doesn’t come to your house and steal your Taxi Driver DVD. But that's where we're headed. When it comes to music, Apple is already there."

Fuck Apple, super-duper hard.
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As of today, on its seven year anniversary, Homestuck has come to an end.

All I'm going to say about it is that if you haven't read/watched/listened to/played this webcomic/video game/anime Internet thingy yet, go do that, from the beginning. If you've already done all that, well, go do it again. That's what I plan to do.

Well, that and also continue to wait for Hiveswap. And maybe read Paradox Space if that (properly) starts up again.

(EDIT) Actually, I think I'm going to go through Problem Sleuth first, as I haven't read that one at all yet, and then go back through Homestuck again. (/EDIT)

And here, have some awesome music:
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"Fuck Daylight Saving Time," by Wil Wheaton.

I absolutely agree. Fuck Daylight Saving Time. We need to just pick one or the other and fucking stick with it year round. Stop making us pointlessly change the clocks twice a year. It's fucking asinine. If you live in an area of the world that doesn't do this stupid bullshit, consider yourself fortunate.

Fuck G.V. Hudson. Fuck William Willett. Fuck Benjamin Franklin (even if he was just joking). Fuck the Romans. Fuck anybody and everybody who has thought, is currently thinking, and ever will think that Daylight Saving Time, or anything even remotely similar to Daylight Saving Time, is a good idea.

Undertale

Oct. 7th, 2015 10:23 pm
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Okay. I'm going to talk about Undertale now. Here, also, are the Steam and TVTropes pages for Undertale (view that latter one at your own risk, especially if you are spoiler averse).

Here is a demo for the game. I might actually go back and play the demo myself at some point, because I've heard there are some tricks that it does that even the full game doesn't do, such as manipulating the demo's manual based on how you play. As such, you should probably look at the demo's manual before, during, and after you play the demo. (As far as I can tell, the full game doesn't have a manual at all.)

First comes the non-spoilery bits. I'll provide a LJ-cut and tons of spoiler space and even <lj-spoiler> tags once I get into the really spoilery stuff, so don't worry too much. Just be warned that there'll be some slight spoilery stuff even before that, though.

Mostly non-spoilery bits behind cut )

The music is awesome. Hell, I'll even do an impromptu, half-assed Game Music Thing, right here and now.

Just a very few (ever so slightly spoilery) examples from the soundtrack:

Youtube links behind cut )

Now onward into real spoiler territory...

Super spoilery bits behind cut )

So, yeah, you should give Undertale a shot. It's pretty neato, I think.
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Man, it'll be great when the Game of the Year/Ultimate version of this game with all the inevitable DLC comes out in three or four years. I can hardly wait.

Also, that's a pretty nice remix of the Fallout 3 main theme that kicks in around 1:14 in the trailer.

And I like how they're not even fronting like Dogmeat isn't going to be in the game.
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Yeah, that's the stuff.

Thanks, Pat and Woolie.

Also, this.
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It may have taken me almost nine years, but I finally have it. I just (re)bought Bad Mojo Redux on GOG today for a couple bucks from the current sale GOG is doing. I didn't know that the soundtrack was part of the bonus stuff at first, but when I saw it on there, that made the purchase worthwhile for me, even if I were to never actually play the game itself again. (For that matter, the top-most review for the game on GOG is from Xorcist himself.)
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It's been almost two years since my previous Game Music Thing post, and I'm kind of getting a hankering to do another one sometime relatively soon, maybe-ish. Won't be tonight though. I kind of want to go back and make sure the Youtube embeds on all the previous ones are still working (and fix the ones that don't) before doing that, but that won't be tonight eitherand that's complete because (amazingly) there was only one out of the whole lot that needed to be replaced.
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From the end of the "Nostalgia Critic: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" review. I'd say it makes more sense in context, but... uh... >_>

(Oh, and there's an epilepsy warning for the below video, for good reason.)



Truly destined to become a timeless classic for the ages.
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Thought you might be interested in this, [livejournal.com profile] owsf2000, assuming you haven't already seen it.
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For those who don't like Steam and don't already have Terraria, the game is now available on GOG.com, and is only $2.49 for the first few days after release. If you've played and liked Minecraft, I'd highly recommend Terraria. It's a lot like Minecraft, except in 2D and somewhat more action-y.

Also, the music is rather nice (note, that is actually not the full soundtrack, as some newer tracks were added in a later update to the game [edit] and can be found here [/edit]).
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I don't follow the music industry with any regularity so I don't know if any of this stuff is actually news to anyone who does. While it seems to be less about specific websites and more about archaic, cruddy business practices in general, it still sounds pretty dire to a layman like me. If the music industry is anything like the video game industry, it's probably in drastic need of an industry crash too.

(EDIT) Also, after reading some of the comments under the article, I'm not sure how much of the article is actually valid and how much of it is just the author talking out of their ass. Cracked comments tend to be better on the whole than the comments on most other sites, but still... they're Internet comments, so take it all with a grain of salt. (/EDIT)
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Okay, I am not a lawyer, but this right here seems like some supreme bullshit to me. Fan videos and games that use characters and/or clips from the actual show are one thing, whether they are monetized or not, but I don't see how Hasbro can have any claim whatsoever on original music that is merely inspired by the show. If actual sound clips from the show are being used in the songs, or if the music in question is a remix of one of the songs from the show, then yeah, maybe then they have a case, but in some of the ones being hit by this, that's not the case at all. And if, as EQD surmises, it's actually because of the pony images in the videos associated with the music, rather than the music itself, then why does the claim mention "audio content" to which Hasbro should have zero right to claim (in my non-lawyer-ish opinion, at least), given that they had zero creative input into it?

Again, I am not a lawyer, so if someone wants to explain how I'm talking out of my ass here, then feel free. I won't be mad (assuming, of course, that I am actually, demonstratively talking out of my ass here).

(EDIT)

Then again, if Hasbro is trying to copyright the term "brony" (the news for which somehow completely eluded me until now) or whatever the hell is happening there, then they'll fucking try anything, I guess. *facepalm*

(/EDIT)

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