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    • 2010s - The Gritty Reboot of the 1970s

      1 week ago

      Tropes Northman of the South

      So a while ago I went on a super caffeine bender and ranted on Snapchat about how the 2010s are the gritty reboot of the 1970s, in part as a joke about how most of the media in the 2010s are remakes, adaptations, reboots and sequels of older works and partly because holy shit, guys, the 2010s are just the 1970s.


      So let me explain my thinking. There are a few things, good and bad, and I'll do them in no particular order but try to end with the okay stuff. Also, bear in mind this is from the perspective of an American white guy primarily versed in things related to American white people, both good and bad, from the era. Since I try (and often fail) to avoid talking out of my ass things like relative gay rights, the Black Panthers and Black Lives Matter won't get a ton of mention here but link in the comments if you know someone has made some good points about those potential comparable data points, okay? In addition I will be using the term "Hippy" to refer to the generation of people who were in their 20s during the 70s much as most Millennials are in their 20s now. The statements made will be general. Obviously not everyone in their 20s was a Hippy back then, but that is what they are primarily remembered as and, in addition, I am making the confident prediction that Millennials will be remembered for the subset of our generation you probably just thought of when I said Millennials just now and am referring to that group when I use the term.


      First, the politics. Sorry. But think about who wore this one better: An abundance of conservative politicians making potentially disastrous decisions out of fear and hate of the Other supported by scared old (usually white) people and usually at the expense of a progressive, scared group of young and relatively diverse people who would get organized and hold rallies and protests for peace and positive change all under a near-constant dread of global nuclear annihilation due to tensions between the US, Russia and China and war waged, also at the expense of the poor and the young, by the rich and the old. The 1970s had it, of course, but the young, diverse progressive crew back then at least had some idealism. Nowadays it's far more common to see a sort of Knight In Sour Armor/Theory of Courage style progressive who, having seen that the 70s yielded little permanent positive fruit, is resigned to the inevitability of failure across the board from civil rights to economic equality to ending for-profit war. Even though the protests and the rallies still happen there's an atmosphere of defeated futility. "This has happened before and failed, why should we expect any better now that the conservatives have become more harsh, the progressives more ostracized and socially outcast, the rich so much more powerful?"


      Second, slightly related, the relationship between generations, patriotism (at least in the US) and trust of the system. Who wore it better: A general trend of "my country, right or wrong" and "love it or leave it" among older people up to and including a distrust or disdain of people from other nation-states and the idea of criticism as condemnation (or, in more extreme cases, criticism as treason) versus a younger generation, generally considered a waste of sperm by the older generation, trying to survive off underpaid, laborious and thankless jobs (all while being told they're worthless slackers) while attempting to improve what they see as a broken system for as many people as possible only to be met with derision and mockery for even trying to improve if their desire to improve - and it's implication that things aren't already perfect - isn't seen as somehow treasonous. The Hippy generation certainly saw this, and don't you think Millennials are pretty sick of this one by now? And again, the people on the older, more conservative side have only become even more extreme than before, in the US putting forth as their ideal paragon an outright anti-intellectual fascist instead of people who just flirted with fascist tendencies while the younger generation is starting from a place of being even more psychologically beaten down due to the lingering awareness of the previous cycle and it's failures.


      Millennials are angrier than Hippies. We want positive social change but our awareness of their failure and the near-inevitability of our own gives us a fire of rage that causes us to lash out more. We have a grit, a darkness around our cores that the Hippies lacked. Where Hippies were the generally good if sometimes kooky and misguided heroes of the 1970s sociopolitical world with an uncertain hope for the future Millennials are the dark anti-heroes of a dystopian story who have accepted their failure before the fight even begins like a dirty, tech-adept Spartacus.


      I think that's most of the heavy stuff. Now for the stuff that may be a remake of 70s stuff but is actually kind of an improvement or is complimentary to both eras because, despite the term being loaded, not every aspect of a gritty reboot is universally worse than the original!


      Did you notice though, that Millennials tend to have hair like Hippy 2.0s? In contrast to most of the Gen X-ers and Boomers in my life who believe men should have short hair that is very minimally styled most of the people in my age bracket at least do interesting things with fades and differing lengths and different points of the head. But that said a lot of us actually do tend to keep our hair long, only instead of letting it run fully, Ozzy or Geezer wild we tend to style it in buns or, again, with cuts that emphasize certain shapes. For example as some of you know I keep my hair shaved nearly to the skin on the sides and back and the top is either in a man-bun or, more frequently, in a ponytail that is in excess of a foot long. In addition while I'm used to seeing pictures of people with some facial hair nowadays beards are fairly common to one degree or another, and it's considered a normal thing among my generation where my Dad's peers would probably have kept shaven the majority of the time. And that also opens the door to beard styles. While I usually let mine flow free I also have in my possession a handmade bronze beard ring carved with Runes that I wear on special occasions. In fact large swathes of the Millennial aesthetic is a lot like the Hippy one, if darker: an often misguided focus on and obsession with things that are "natural," a DIY attitude and a lack of trust in corporatism in the things we wear that is often manipulated by the very same corporations we mistrust (cough, Vans, cough).


      And the best part of the link between the 1970s and the 2010s is the music. Alternative, underground music, specifically. In 1970 a handful of young men from Birmingham, England had a band that got huge when their guitarist lost the ends of his fingers and, to compensate, downtuned his guitar in a way not common among blues-rock musicians of the 60s. In that act Metal as we know it was born. In this era, whatever purists say, Metal is in a new golden age of creativity thanks to the internet and, like the 1970s, is being practiced in an environment of friendship, extreme use of alcohol, sexual liberation and experimental use of recreational drugs. Like metal and hard rock of the 70s a lot of metal is spurred by the general sense of disenfranchisement and fear that pervades our society. While time will tell what song is the War Pigs of my generation trust me, a lot of people are trying to make it. And while people outside the Metal community of both eras tend to think of it as very dark and negative despite the outer appearance there is actually a lot more kindness, openness and love in the modern Metal community than can be found almost anywhere else in the world.


      So that's pretty much it as far as shit I am (or at least feel I am) qualified to talk about. So which one am I talking about here: An era of fear and hatred. An era of flagrant abuses by the wealthy and powerful. An era of political corruption. An era of disenfranchised youth. An era of expression. An era of unrivaled creativity.


      I'm talking about the 1970s. But since the 2010s are just that party all over again then to talk about one is to talk about the other.


      So come dance with me until the party's over.

    • So What's The Plan

      2 weeks ago

      Tropes Northman of the South

      Yesterday I told the world that I'm moving back to Boston. I'd already informed the wonderful people at my job and my family, so a few people already knew and some people had guessed or remembered that I kinda said this was happening when I was first moving. But the thing is I didn't really give any details of how I plan to go about everything.


      Regarding my living situation I plan on spending a little while crashing with family and friends. Most of my stuff will reside in my parent's house for the moment and I'll likely be using it as my "home base." I'll be doing this as I recover funds over time (a month or two?) then begin the hunt for an apartment in or around Boston.


      I am hesitant to make any definitive statements on the apartment situation just yet. I have a close friend who is willing to be a roommate and that would be cool, but there are also full places that might have a single opening as well, so I'm not sure exactly how that will go. For me, either way I win. I just hope I can also swing a win for other people as well without inconveniencing someone else.


      For work, I'm not sure how much I can talk about just yet because that's also kind of up in the air. All I know for a fact I can say is that my boss is pretty fucking awesome and we're going to do what we can to make sure I land on my feet. And if there's nothing we can do I have a support network that I can make use of to keep myself from going under.


      My first priority at the moment, when my next check comes in, is to pay my utilities bill (second to last) and buy my plane ticket. From there I'll start shipping things north and selling off more furniture (I've already sold my table). Then I'll pack and toss anything I can't fit in my bags and send my rented TWC modem back as late as possible to keep my internet active here.


      After I land in Boston I plan on saving as much money as possible and catching up on my debts as best I can for a few months (I have some student and credit card debt that need to get caught up on, I hope to do the credit card alongside the utilities but we'l see).


      That's as far as I've planned. The next steps will get figured out when the time comes but that will keep me going for the next month or two before I need to take stock and figure out where I am.


      So that's my life right now. Time to start the process of getting ready for work today after my week off for RTX.

    • August 8th

      2 weeks ago

      Tropes Northman of the South

      A year or so ago I saw a status shared on Facebook by a band I know and see regularly, saying they were playing one of my usual Boston hangouts. Normally I would have clicked "going" without hesitation but this time I had to keep scrolling because I saw that the date was after I was moving to Austin, so I'd have to miss it.


      Earlier today I saw a band I know from down here in Austin saying they were playing a big show at one of the places I usually go. Before I could click "going" I saw the date was August 14th. And I haven't felt that in a while, because I'm going home on August 8th.


      Sort of as planned.


      I hadn't had the specific date of August 8th picked out, in fact I thought it would be September 1st. But my terms to myself was one full lease period in this apartment then I head back north and my lease is up on August 8th. Which means on August 8th I head to the airport with anything I don't sell, ship up, give away or toss in the dumpster on my back and head back to New England.


      It's a mixed bag of emotions. I'll be happy to be back in the north, where the air is familiar and where there are seasons for me to mark the days by (I haven't been able to keep track due to a lack of everything being bleak and dead for a few months). Where most of my support network is, where the soil is different and the air is either a warm soup or a dry, bitter cascade of knives. But at the same time I'll miss this place and leave some of myself here, here where things are warm and even the dirt is different.


      But it was always part of the plan. And when I'm back I'll need a few days to process how I've changed by comparing my new self to my original context. I'm fascinated to see what I've actually become and in what ways forcing myself into a different environment, alone, has forced me to grow. All I can say for sure is I'm different than I was in September, 2015, and I'm so much more of what I wanted to be. And I can't wait to find out how I'll change and grow in the future and what I'll do to make those changes, where I'll go on my next adventures. Because one thing is for sure, as long as I'm alive I'll never stop trying to expand and improve myself.


      There's so much of Austin that I'll miss, but it's time for me to go home and the Boston pits had better be ready!

    • RTX 2016

      2 weeks ago

      Tropes Northman of the South

      Holy fucking shit, they done good this year.


      Okay, there's a lot to break down here so I'm just going to start by reiterating that this is easily the best one of these yet. In fact between all the cons I have been to (jumping between PAX East and RTX) this is the best one I've been to.


      So let's start with a bit of a recap.


      I live in Austin now, so it was a little strange for me to not have a "hard start" of when I land in Austin. Loosely I would say that the overall collection of meetups, sub-events and get-togethers that comprise RTX began on Monday or Tuesday when people started filtering in. They started off light at first, just a few beers with friends, and then things picked WAY up on the Thursday.


      So to start off on the Thursday I went on the RvBooze Cruise (or RvBoat, RT Booze Cruise, however people call it). That is always fun, sitting around and catching up with friends on a boat full of alcohol. Naturally, I was fairly sauced by the time we docked and went almost directly to the RT SideQuest charity auction. Maybe not the best decision and while I was, in my opinion, way more drunk than I should have been according to everyone I spoke to after I was still nice even if I was a bit of a close-talker and made a few too many cocaine jokes. So sorry if I was a close-talker at you (or if hard drug humor is darker than you prefer). Then I fell asleep in front of the Iron Works for a few hours and got a cab home.


      The first day of RTX proper was much more low-key. I went to a few panels but mostly wandered the expo hall floor getting oriented and seeing who I could run into. While it was definitely fun it was relatively uneventful so there's not a whole lot to recap on a story level.


      But damn, son, Saturday was, as the kids say, "lit."


      So I woke up at 5:45 AM in order to go to the Buff Buddies morning workout, which was a lot of fun. Then I went to Million Dollars But, and from there I went to On The Spot. Which was an experience and a half. From there I was given some moonshine by a very generous man and went to BarLympics, another SideQuest event. Where I fulfilled my Tyrion-esque duty for Team Grif: I drink and I know things. Between everything I had to drink and being a viciously dark-humored person playing quiplash I definitely contributed to winning the BarLympics overall, but the rest of the team definitely brought their A-Game. And really, as long as you're drunk you won BarLympics on some level.


      From there I went to the rave and drank that first bottle of moonshine almost on my own. While already fairly drunk. Um. So apparently you fill me with moonshine and electronic music and I lose my goddamn mind, but fucking hell was it fun. By the time I got home, let the adrenaline wear off and went to sleep it was, again, 5:45AM. A full 24 hour day.


      So after two more hours of sleep I went to the convention center again and stopped in at the Free Play panel, which was very touching, before stopping in at an impromptu Day 5 cast meetup. After a bit more wandering the expo hall floor I got in line for Off Topic.


      They seated us very quickly so I took a quick nap and when I woke up they were playing punk songs over the speakers, starting with Self Esteem by the Offspring. I sang along with that a little bit, but then for the next song I felt that something sounded a little odd about the lyrics. Then for the next song I realized more and more people were starting to sing along with the songs, until nearly the entire theater of 4,000 people were singing along to punk songs.


      Then Off Topic happened. And holy shit, it was an event. Watch it as soon as it comes out, because it's easily the best one they've ever done and I don't want to spoil it.


      But from there I went to a little hotel room get-together where we played Super Fight and drank more moonshine and, from there, I went to the SideQuest farewell party. I left when the bar started kicking people out, the end of the end of RTX 2016.


      So to all my friends who were there, both from Austin and from around the world, thank you. To those of you I only saw in passing or missed entirely, I'm sorry. To the Guardians and RTX team, thank you so much for making this weekend one of the best I've ever had. Love you all, let's do it again next July!

    • FU, huh? Well fuck me that's neat!

      2 weeks ago

      Tropes Northman of the South

      So winds up I'm the Featured User today! That is a cool and unexpected thing to happen. At the moment I'm also sifting through messages and friend requests relating to RTX, so I think this is a bit like flood management.


      Anyone who sees me on the FU thing feel free to stick around a few days, I promise a big RTX recap journal is coming soon when I can piece it all together (literally and figuratively).


      So I'll just stop this off saying I hope all of you have an awesome day and post-RTX week, be sure to drink plenty of water and eat a lot of good food if you got con flu!

    • RTX recap journal coming soon

      3 weeks ago

      Tropes Northman of the South

      The short version is that it's the best one I've been to by an enormous margin and Bethany is my fucking hero. But I still need to process some of it. Everyone, from RT to the Guardians to SideQuest brought their A-game and it showed hard. They've hit their stride and I can't wait to see how they push it next year!

    • #MakeMistakesRTX (Also some bits on how to drink at cons and not be an ass)

      3 weeks ago

      Tropes Northman of the South

      Hi everyone!


      So I plan on playing hard after months of working hard. I'm on vacation, so it's time for me to cut loose a little and unwind (but don't worry, not to RvBTO 2012 or RTX 2015 levels - I'm too old to do that more than a day every few months), and I want you guys to unwind with me! And in honor of the best shirt ever worn by the inimitable Geoff Ramsey I plan on hashtagging pictures and slightly intoxicated tweets of my bad decisions with #MakeMistakesRTX.


      Now if you want to play with me there are a few rules:


      1. BE SAFE. I drink a lot and have some CRAZY stories about potential danger while drinking so I have some experience in this one. Know your limits and try to stick with friends if you plan on partying like it's 2012. Do not UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES drink and drive, keep an eye on your drinks and if the bartender is reluctant to serve you but still does because he/she has to get paid too then that's your personal Last Call, you don't want to end up stranded on foot with a broken phone in the middle of a highway at 4AM on the opposite side of town from where you need to be, on that you can trust me!


      2. Don't be a douche canoe. RTX, SideQuest and any bars have rules, follow them. Don't harass people, don't start fights, don't be rude and for the love of God if you wouldn't teabag your sleeping friend sober don't do it drunk, either - I've seen firsthand that tends to end in fisticuffs. If you know you get mad when you get drunk then it's probably better for you to be the sober witness and storyteller as well as the designated driver if you don't want to use Fare of Fasten. We're here to have fun after all!


      3. Okay, heavy shit's out of the way. Now for the fun bits: Tweet pictures of your drinks, or of groups of reunited friends with the hashtag if you want to see them so we can all try to piece together our nights of adventures and get a nice picture of RTX after hours.


      And remember, if you're on vacation that's the perfect time to make some mistakes that could wind up as your most treasured memories.


      So have fun, be safe and let's get loud!

    • #Fit4RTX Final Check-In

      1 month ago

      Tropes Northman of the South

      Well folks, I made it. It's the last normal day before RTX. So this morning I checked myself to see if I hit my goals. And they went like this:


      Goal 1: Get ro 185 pounds. Status: Success! So much so I shifted it to 180, which is also a success! So goal one was passed with flying colors.


      Goal 2: Ten conventional pullups. Status: Success! I have to tell you I wasn't as sure about this one, I needed it set pretty high on the assistance machine to get even five. Even then, this morning at first I could only do five conventional but I could do ten chinups. Then, at the end of my workout with my back slammed I gave it one last try.


      My form wasn't perfect, I need to get a more complete range of motion, but I did unmistakably do ten conventional grip pullups after exhausting my back with it's full routine.


      So #Fit4RTX was 100% successful after all. When RTX is done I'll do a post about next steps but for now it's time to enjoy the summer!


      Happy RTX everyone!

    • #Fit4RTX Week Fifteen - home stretch

      1 month ago

      Tropes Northman of the South

      Well tomorrow is the day I call it. People are starting to filter down to Austin and so my time and money, such as it is, are no longer dedicated completely to diet food.


      I hit my weight goal so that's good, and tomorrow as soon as I'm warmed up I'll check my pullups, and we'll see if I nailed all my goals.


      Let me know what your goals were, and if you managed to get to them! Hope to see y'all soon to desecrate the diets we've been on!

    • My Thoughts on The World

      1 month ago

      Tropes Northman of the South

      Gotta love those Norsemen, but it's a double-edged sword.


      Trust me, there's a point to that.


      A super simplified version to keep this quick because I need to go to bed in about an hour ago:


      The "Theory of Courage," as coined by Tolkien. To the Norsemen the victory of evil was inevitable and fated, the world would be destroyed by Surt at Ragnarok and everything would end. But it was still their duty to fight and die with honor both in life to become the army against him and in death when their very souls would be annihilated against the forces of evil. Later the myth was Christianized to include a better, heavenly world after Ragnarok (eg, a happy ending because God despite all odds against the forces of good) but originally the Norse worldview was one of inevitable loss, failure and final death. But they fought against that inevitable failure against the forces of evil while knowing that it was literally useless.


      It looks more and more like people can't save the world from itself. With Old Racist Dudes - er, Leave winning in the UK it's obvious that, as we say in Boston, "shit's fucked."


      So I tend to take a Norse view of things generally, and have for a long time. I hoped for a reasonable outcome of the Brexit debacle but that was thwarted. I hope that Trump won't win but I expect he will.


      So where am I going with this? Well, I learned a few months ago that sharing news of all the evil in the world wasn't helping anything. It just reminded all my friends that "shit's fucked" and brought everyone down. So a few months ago after Operation KNITTING I decided to take a different tack.


      Hug a loved one today. Share a picture of a cute animal or something that looks delicious. Be nice to a random stranger. Give a dollar to a homeless person.


      Even if it's only in a small way you can make someone's day brighter. Yes, they may have serious problems like living in America as it hurls towards outright fascism or Britain as it Brexits, but their day, even if only for a few seconds, was a little less dark because of you.


      And let's say we all die screaming as the super-rich tear the world down around our ears for a few extra cents a year as I expect them to do before the decade is out then, at the end, a person's life was better than it could have been because of you.


      So fight that way. Be kind. Make people happy. Improve something. Even if it's only in a small way. All I have the power to do is be nice to people and share pictures that may make them happy. And I will fucking do it as hard as I can.


      "Cattle die. Kinsfolk die. We ourselves must die.

      But one thing I know will never die: a dead man's reputation." - The Havamal


      Make your reputation the person who made those around you happy. That, I guarantee, you have the power to do no matter what else you can accomplish.


      Peace out, and best of luck to my British friends.

  • About Me

    I write books. That will always be the most important part.

    When I'm not writing books, I like the usual, I guess. Reading, video games, etc., even though the writing and the day job means I only get to play those rarely.

    Huge fantasy nerd. It's what I love to read and what I love to write, but as you can see above historical and sci-fi are also favorites even though I've written sci-fi only rarely and my only attempt at historical fiction was the worst book (thankfully unpublished) I'd ever written.

    I prefer to know people before friending them, either in person or through interacting meaningfully on the site, FYI.

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  • Comments (43)

    • Shoban FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Nabohs

      2 weeks ago

      Dude! You became featured user! Happy FU day man!

    • Austin0434

      1 month ago

      I know this random but it looks like you just came of three movies either and early Bond movie, The Godfather series, or a Dianel Daylewis film. In others you have a badass profile picture and I would be honored to have you as friend.

    • Cinomari FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of N00bs

      2 months ago

      Elegant writing! See you at RTX?

      • Tropes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Northman of the South

        2 months ago

        Thank you! I'll be there

    • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

      1 year ago

      Ursula K Le Guin on where ideas come from and about the writing process. Figured you'd find this as interesting as I did.

      • Tropes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Northman of the South

        1 year ago

        Definitely interesting! A lot of it is validating, especially the bits emphasizing the importance of hard work over finding some "secret" that transforms you into a writer.

    • StryfeRyder FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Awesome meeting you at PAX, did you manage to get into the RT line at all?

      • Tropes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Northman of the South

        2 years ago

        Nah, but that's fine. I'd met them all before and got to hang out with other awesome people anyhow. Good meeting you too!

    • RAGEgirl FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold r00kie

      3 years ago

      Also: I just noticed that I'm in your profile pic. That's pretty awesome. =P

    • RAGEgirl FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold r00kie

      3 years ago

      Definitely makes sense. Definitely annoying when writers do that.

      It's so weird to me that they keep creating these characters and/or writing them up in that way, when I feel like readers have voiced enough of a distaste for that kind of character/writing. It's almost like they don't realize that not everything has to be super-amazingly-impressive for us to like them. I like ice cream, but it doesn't have to blow my mind for me to enjoy eating it.

    • Nero Nero Maxim

      3 years ago

      Hey @Tropes @halo_dudette and @Jteeth

      We got like a week to go, and I'm just wondering if it's a good idea to maybe exchange cell phone numbers so people can coordinate upon arrival and stuff?

      But other than that, it might be good to just go over everyone's arrival plans and stuff like that.

      I personally will be arriving in Toronto (pending no delays on the train) on Train 57 at Union Station downtown at 3:35pm on Thursday the 6th. I'm leaving on Monday the 10th at 5:35pm. When I get there I'm just gonna walk to the hotel, it's maybe a 20 minute walk so I should be at the hotel for 4pm

      • Jteeth FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Prof Oak

        3 years ago

        I'll be coming in on the Thursday at 5ish. Then once I check in at the hotel I'll be going to see fast 6!

      • Tropes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Northman of the South

        3 years ago

        I'll likely be there later than that. I'm taking a bus to Dundas Station. Last year we were delayed at customs and so arrived at 10, but the scheduled arrival is 8PM. I can see the hotel from Dundas, it's no more than a five-minute walk.

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      That's great, thank you!! Yes I think I will be around on Friday, but I really dont know for sure yet.

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Hey man!! Thanks!! Yeah, it's cool to find new ways to use the characters themes. Try to tie it in...without wearing it out....you know?

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Very kind of to say that---thanks so much. It's a really fun riff to play on gtr so I dont even think I thought about it at all, just did it. smiley13.gif

      • Tropes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Northman of the South

        3 years ago

        well I think you're doing just that. I mean, Plagam Extremam Infligere was, I thought, a single-scene wonder but by swapping out the drum for guitar along with the other changes you've changed it up enough to call back that chill while still having it be fresh.

    • THAYT FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Joker SR2

      3 years ago

      Met you at RvBTO!!!

    • Jteeth FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Prof Oak

      3 years ago

      Uhhhhh A LITERARY DEVICE!

      • Tropes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Northman of the South

        3 years ago

        Good, you remembered!

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Thats awesome, I'm so glad that people seemed to like that. The first version of the song is so aggressive I was worried that people would take it as...ummm, i dunno....ridiculous, maybe. If that makes sense. Thanks man, I truly appreciate the kind word!

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Thanks for being there with us!!!! It was a lot of fun, great to see you as always.

    • Oaktownpull

      4 years ago

      Hey man, saw your post from PAX, and you're doing RvBTO, but are you also hitting up RTX this year?

      • Oaktownpull

        4 years ago

        Right on. Hopefully the planets will align and RTX will happen.

      • Tropes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Northman of the South

        4 years ago

        I wish! I only had the money for one, and since this is going to be the last RvBTO I'm going to do that this year and then RTX 2013 instead.

        Or, well, that's what's probably going to happen. There is a sequence of increasingly unlikely events that, if they all happened just so, would allow me to do both. I'm not holding my breath though :(

    • magicookie

      4 years ago

      TV Tropes ruined my life. smiley1.gif

      • Tropes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Northman of the South

        4 years ago

        Yeah, someone once said that seeing the strings might make it worse, but instead I read books that I already liked and say "AAAH! I see what you did there!"

      • magicookie

        4 years ago

        Lycantropes, i.e. tropes about werewolves!

        TV Tropes has done both, just like Reddit... For some reason, understanding WHY something is funny makes it way funnier. It also makes me much better at perceiving writing mechanics.

      • Tropes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Northman of the South

        4 years ago

        Ruined or enriched?

        Funny thing, I actually didn't get this name based on my uncanny awareness of tropes. I got it because a British man in a chatroom couldn't spell "lycanthropy."

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      hahahahaaaa----yeaaaaah

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Thanks thanks thanks man!!! Yeah I cant wait to be able to TAKE a road trip...or even a day trip sounds incredible right now.

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      In reply to Tropes, #7:

      Thank YOU!!! I feel very lucky to make music for RvB and you guys. Hope you like the new stuff....!!

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    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      The soundtrack is going to come out piecemeal on iTunes, and those versions will be the OST versions. So, they will be very much like what you hear in the episodes. For the CD, I will probably do something similar to the Revelation CD, where I will make extended fancier versions .

    • elpez124

      5 years ago

      If you have Morrowind for the PC and would be interested in participating in an experiment, please email [email protected]

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Cuz you're the best. The BEST. EVER!!!!!!


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    • Orion255

      5 years ago

      Hey mate, going to PAX East again this year?

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Hey!

      I really really want to thank you for such kind words. Actually eleventy billion aren't saying it, it's just been a nice handful of people who have noticed.

      It's very much appreciated, I am so very glad that you like it. I can't wait for you to have the whole CD (soon, soon!!).

      Thanks again and best wishes,
      Jeff

    • Chagrin

      5 years ago

      Great answer! smiley1.gifsmiley8.gif

    • Fuck_Berries

      5 years ago

      Hahaha, lol. It's probably one of my favorite Tucker lines.

    • TheJas

      6 years ago

      I don't know. Try sending me a request and maybe it'll get fixed?

    • Chagrin

      6 years ago

      See you @ Pax! Come say hi if you see me first. smiley1.gif

    • Tropes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Northman of the South

      6 years ago

      Yeah, see, I didn't actually do that. I joined the group and everyone (all two of them) vanished. So now I'm "in charge."

    • BigGuns117 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      yo the griff fan club image needs to be cropped better.

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