Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

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    • Flowers, Ghosts, and an Owl

      3 years ago

      Eclecticore

      Yep, that's right. Spent my annual week of summertime up in New Hampshire last week and took a variety of photos.

      First up, a couple of flower macros. Because who doesn’t enjoy flower macros?

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      A lovely view of the lake from my family's house at sunset. Place was teeming with boat traffic all week but managed to get this with minimal interference.

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      So this was fun. I had been wanting to do some nighttime/star photography for a while and was hoping to do some this past week, but unfortunately I timed my trip with the lunar calendar horribly, so I had to ditch any hope of seeing many stars quickly.

      Then my girlfriend decided on a whim to wade into the water by the dock with her pretty white dress. After playing around with the idea for a while (and having to get the hang of light-painting on the fly, which I’d never tried before), I finally started getting something interesting and ever-so-slightly unsettling. After getting a result I found satisfactory I had her get out, and I snapped another similar long-exposure without her present.

      These two photos were the results of two nights of playing with this idea and these techniques. There are things I’d do differently if I had more time to mess around with it, but I really enjoy this idea as a whole and plan to continue exploring it in different scenarios.

      Anyway, here’s the ghost of Squam Lake. Don’t know if she’s a friendly ghost or not, but something certainly seems to be out there that has her attention.

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      And lastly, have this majestic photo of an adorable and tiny screech owl I was able to snap courtesy of the wonderful people over at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. Been going there pretty much my entire life and always manage to see something new and fascinating every single time I go.

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      Anyway, that's what I've been up to. That and work and life and whatnot. The usual. Hope all you people going to RTX this weekend have a blast. :)

    • Welp, guess I'm trying to make this work

      3 years ago

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      Things are better currently than they were 24 hours ago. Groups/forums functionality is still shit-tier, but hopefully those fixes are on their way as well...

      Anyway, playing around and settling into the new profile. Also decided to finally change my username (which is a thing you can apparently do now every 4 weeks?) because I've always effing hated my username here (it was a joke due to my previous account being b& in the good ol' days of the music BAR and was never intended to be permanent).

      So yeah. Still pissed at how this was rolled out, but given how they've done these sorts of things in the past, I guess it's my fault for expecting anything better.

    • 3 years ago

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    • Okay, no, for real

      3 years ago

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      Why the fuck would staff think I or anyone wants to receive a notification every time someone adds an interest or apparently changes anything on their profile? This is dumb, and it's going to lead me to unsubscribing from everyone probably unless there's a better way to fix that.

    • 4 years ago

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    • Oh hey I remember this thing

      4 years ago

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      Hoo boy, when was even the last time I earnestly wrote something here? Um, hi everyone! I don't actually know who everyone actually comprises of at this point or how many of you even look at journals and this kind of stuff anymore, but hi anyway! How are you? Good? I hope you're good.

      So I was going to write this yesterday, but then I think something happened that people got upset or excited about or something? I honestly don't understand anything having to do with this place anymore whoops! But, yeah, thought I'd give the cliff notes version of what's been going on in my life for a while and talk about the cool new thing I'm doing.

      Me the past year:

      - Was becoming increasingly miserable at my Autism Speaks job because all the people I liked were either leaving or being fired, and the people I was working for were increasingly doing things I did not agree with or felt good about. Was increasingly expected to be on call 24/7 and essentially work as a news producer, which is not at all what I signed up for. This eventually came to a head in September, and my superiors used a lame excuse to find "cause" to fire me. Truth is that I had been planning on leaving on my own at the end of the year, so instead I received about a month of severance pay. So whatevs.

      - I am now working full-time freelance, which I'll get into more shortly.

      - I am now an editor over at Heavy Blog Is Heavy, which is largely metal stuff but also lots of progressive and post-rock stuff. I write reviews, news things, and shoot/edit video of live shows and things of that nature. It's pretty much awesome and everything I've wanted to do (albeit just without the money part).

      - I am still living in Brooklyn, in a pretty sweet, spacious apartment in a neighborhood no one seems to know anything about.

      - After going through multiple cycles of dating and giving up dating, I've finally landed with an amazing human being and am going on 4-months strong with no sign of letting up anytime soon.

      - I have harnessed the hidden, secret power of facial hair I never realized I had. Will never go back to those dark, hairless days again.

      So that's pretty much it, other than the special freelance thing I said I was going to talk about. Since leaving AS, I've been hard at work putting together a new venture with a fellow video buddy of mine, and we just launched yesterday. I would like to introduce you to Arpeggia Media. This is what I'll be producing all my stuff as from here on out. Please take a look around the site, have a glance at our reel, and like our Facebook page to see the awesome stuff we're working on.

      I can't really express how I feel about all of this. Freelancing is exhilarating, freeing, daunting, terrifying, stressful, and seemingly just hard sometimes. But I'm learning as I go and am already in a much better position than I thought I would be at this stage. I know I don't post here much anymore, but I do miss communicating with a lot of you, so if you haven't already found me on Facebook or Tumblr (which I'm also just getting back into the swing of things with), please add me there.

      Anyway, thanks for reading if you got through all of that. You are all wonderful and beautiful people smiley12.gif

      P.S. - Except Dopp. That guy is the fucking worst.

    • 5 years ago

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    • 5 years ago

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      New Year's Eve:

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      New Year's Day:

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      Happy 2014, pants everyone!

    • So a funny thing happened...

      5 years ago

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      I've actually started taking photos again! As in multiple times in the past few weeks! Whoa!

      Was up in NH a couple of weeks ago and at an outdoor graffiti art "gallery" of sorts in the city yesterday. A few of my favorites.

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      Really hoping to make this a more regular occurrence again, because I really do enjoy it. By the way, do you have a Tumblr? Do you follow me? Because you should! I post about videos I'm working on, music I'm listening to, photos I'm taking, and other miscellaneous things. So if you're wondering what I'm up to, that's as good a place as any to find out. Also, please ignore the state of my current Tumblr page format. It will be addressed and fixed very soon.

      Got some very exciting things I'll be rolling out over the next few weeks, and I can't wait to share them with all of you! Hope you're all being your amazing selves as usual.

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  • Comments (1886)

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      4 years ago

      Happy birthday bro

    • Gorczy The Real Slim Shady

      5 years ago

      Hey, as a person with Asperger's Syndrome, I just wanted to thank you for the work you're doing with Autism Speaks. I myself am interested in the field of Chemical Engineering, so I might be able to put that to use for this cause in the future. Just wondering, what made you want to get involved with this organization?

      • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

        5 years ago

        Hey thanks! I can't take much credit for the good work done in the organization since I just make the videos, heh. Lots of great and very dedicated people here though. Awesome that you're interested in giving back to the cause as well. Lots of really great and fascinating work being done in the research/science fields right now, particularly in genomics.

        I actually got involved here by pure chance. I was working a crappy job and was looking for other video production work, and I saw that they were looking for a video producer/editor, so I applied and got in! I knew next to nothing about ASD before starting, and now I think I have pretty encyclopedic knowledge of everything relating to it haha.

        Thanks for the comment!

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

      5 years ago

      Dood... Happy Birthday! smiley0.gif

      • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

        5 years ago

        Thanks, man! Hope things have been good with you!

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      5 years ago

      Happy Birthday broseph

    • Erkan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Take It Easy.... bitches

      6 years ago

      For next RTX... didn't hug you this time round.

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

      6 years ago

      That picture you were tagged in? With the tie and Jeans and blazer?

      More of that please.

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

        6 years ago

        It's not just addicting for you..... smiley8.gif

        KEEP IT UP HOTSTUFF

      • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

        6 years ago

        Ha! Yeah, that's my new classy outfit. Trying to start actually dressing like not a slob these days. It's actually kinda addicting once you start getting nice clothes that work well.

    • Duc102 Emperor of the Forum Mod

      6 years ago

      Happy belated bday, buddy. Hope you had a good one and get to celebrate some more this weekend.

    • jeff Shorts Forum Mod

      6 years ago

      I meant to throw together a birthday image yesterday and I dropped the ball.

      I seriously hope you had an awesome birthday and hope I'm more involved in your life this year. And yes, we need to start a family.

    • Dopp ROLL TIDE

      6 years ago

      Happy birthday or whatever.

      HEY IT'S NOT BELATED IN MY TIMEZONE

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      6 years ago

      Happy Birthday asshole smiley8.gif

      • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

        6 years ago

        Thanks dickface. <3

    • Suto_Griff

      6 years ago

      I'm working most of next week, though Wednesday I get out of work "early" (which is like 7, so I could be anywhere by 8-ish) so if you wanna grab a beer I'm down. Also, party? Am I allowed a +1?

      • Suto_Griff

        6 years ago

        I work at a rock climbing gym, and the hours that I'm there generally have me kept until 10/11. Usually Thursday would be my off night of the week but I'm covering somebody. Still, we could try to swing a lunch thing if you wanna. I'm pretty free everyday cept Wed to meet up for some chow.

      • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

        6 years ago

        Dang, I don't think I even know what you do. What's got you working so late?

        I'm usually out by 5:30, so I'm not sure how well that'd work unfortunately. As for the party though, yes, absolutely +1s allowed. It looks like there will be a few Philly-area RT'ers there as well (including Jenga, who I imagine you're pretty familiar with since you're a Sports BAR-ite), so I shouldn't be the only person you know there.

        You should add me on F-book so you can see the event deets.

    • Suto_Griff

      6 years ago

      BEER MOTHER FUCKER DO YOU DRINK IT?!?!

      • Suto_Griff

        6 years ago

        Werd, just saw the sickness status. Next week we'll see if we can cross paths.

      • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

        6 years ago

        Indeed...though I can't think of anything much less appealing to me in my current state.

        Should be back to normal by the weekend though. Let's get our drank on soon.

    • Suto_Griff

      6 years ago

      Sup, new friend?

      • Suto_Griff

        6 years ago

        Fo rizzle tho, I'll hit ya up when I get back into town after the new year. We'll grab a brew somewhere in the city and talk about all the stupid things in life, and possibly some of the cool ones too.

      • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

        6 years ago

        Your an idiot and i hate you alot.

      • Suto_Griff

        6 years ago

        In retrospect I should have either not placed the comma there or just not had the phrase "new friend".

        Either way, this first comment is a fail and starts off everything on the best possible foot that I've got: Bad grammar.

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

      6 years ago

      BE A PART OF THE MUSIC PROJECT
      Seriously though, thanks for the comment. I never hear "this doesn't do much for me" and it was great that you told me. Seriously, just the fact that you gave it a shot works.

      • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

        6 years ago

        OKAY I WILL. I already go out of my way to give people recommendations to listen to enough already, so I would gladly contribute when I could.

        I love listening to new stuff and talking about it and such, so I'm down to participate in whatever capacity I can. :D

    • Tgjanlee Strife!

      7 years ago

      Gotcha.

      I've been wanting to go to RT Philly for a couple years now but haven't been able. This year I decided I MUST so I've decided to engage some of the folks who are active in it. Good luck with the podcast. Should be cool.

      • Tgjanlee Strife!

        7 years ago

        Definitely. Keep me posted if you guys need some help.

        My website isn't super super up-to-date as a lot of stuff I do these days tends to be non-disclosure but you can check out my portfolio at www.tomclearydesign.com.

      • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

        7 years ago

        Awesome! We're always looking for more people in the area to get to know and bring in and such. Hope we see you there and listening to the podcast! Also, we're going to be looking for a few local volunteers later in the summer to help with setup and getting the actual event to run smoothly if you think you might be interested at all.

        Also also, nice design work. You got a website?

    • kickcows GREEN IS THE BEST

      7 years ago

      thank you.

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

      7 years ago

      looks around...

      Where the hell have you been?

      • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

        7 years ago

        I don't think I've heard anyone say you weren't going; just that you weren't 100% sure yet, which I don't think anyone could expect to be at this point who isn't staff.

        Anyway, yeah, RTX is definitely not in the picture for me for multiple reasons. If I had more time and funds I'd consider it, but I'm not at all looking to buy plane tickets anywhere currently.

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

        7 years ago

        I think I am going to have to say no to TO. Unless I get a passport quick and don't go to TX.

        I have always been planning on going to Philly. I just can't say for certain that I will be going. Apparently my uncertainty has lead to people saying I am not going which is news to me.

      • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

        7 years ago

        Ah, yeah...I was out of the country with my folks and sister through PAX East. May have considered going otherwise since I've never been to a large convention of that sort, but it wasn't going to work out obviously.

        You planning on going to TO this year? I'm honestly not sure yet what I'm going to do because almost all of my PTO this year is spoken for with other trips already. Would be nice to be able to hang out somehow before Philly though (that is assuming you'll be there, which I know isn't a definite thing yet).

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

        7 years ago

        Maybe.. no... okay yea... I guess since I don't get RT Philly meetings I don't see you around. I was bummed you weren't at PAX East.

      • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

        7 years ago

        Been around...just somewhat more quiet lately. Working a lot (or at least dicking around a lot less at work), just went on vacation for a week, etc.

        Missing me? smiley8.gif

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

      7 years ago

      i'll leave this here for you:

      www.reddit.com/r/Art/comments/q3azi/portrait_i_painted_of_annie_clark_from_the_band/

    • Rowen

      7 years ago

      Wait, Capcom severed ties with Nintendo?

      So basically no more Okami, aka one of the best potential franchises Nintendo has latched onto in at least a decade. :(


      for the time being. capcom are no longer developing for the Wii or 3DS. that isn't to say they won't have anything on the Wii U, but until then...

    • alexthegreat

      7 years ago

      looks like they're playing w/ Anthony Green. but they're probably still headlining, since I haven't heard of him either. :P

    • alexthegreat

      7 years ago

      at least

      at least

    • alexthegreat

      7 years ago

      OGOD

      you have to go anyway! for my sake at least!

      imma try and get tickets for their show at Slim's at least.

    • Frostitute

      7 years ago

      Second part of your package just arrived. Fuckin' dopplebro of the year all years! Me and my girlfriend have set up a poster wall for stuff like this, so it'll live there and erryone will be jelly. Thank you so fucking much <3

    • Frostitute

      7 years ago

      So thank you times a billion for the Secret Santa present, I totes have to find a place to put it now, something of a dilemma in this house (we really need to install wall hooks or something).

      The funny thing though was the fact that Australia Post is retarded and can't read To/From properly, because the slip I had to hand in to pick it up said the package was for a 'N Cusworth'. I thought the woman at the post office was going to stop me picking it up until I said "Yeah, it should be FROM Nicolas Cusworth, from Brooklyn, New York".

    • alexthegreat

      7 years ago

      well shit, i need to hurry up and get independently wealthy and move to the City. gotta get in on this.

    • alexthegreat

      7 years ago

      FUCK

      nope ._. i'll have to do that tomorrow, since tonight is OBVIOUSLY going to be taken up by TDH from now until band practice.

    • littlefang

      7 years ago

      i FINALLY listened to mezzo shark. i wish there was a cd of your music, nick. its really really wonderful.

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

      7 years ago

      Thanks, and I did! And still plan to!

    • Tb0ne

      7 years ago

      It's actually a chrome extensions called Music Plus, adds some keyboard shortcuts and pulls last.fm lyrics and band info and other things. It's pretty nifty.

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

      7 years ago

      Nice! Will do. Where'd you put them? I'm packing up the car for a rehearsal tomorrow and I'd like to avoid crushing them if possible.

    • alexthegreat

      7 years ago

      I can pretty much guarantee there will be more energy and enthusiasm in the performance, too.

    • alexthegreat

      7 years ago

      The reason sax and 'bone players in big bands sit is so the players behind them can be at least partially seen and heard. Defeats the purpose to have them all sit in a single row with a SEATED rhythm section behind them.

      /musicrant

    • alexthegreat

      7 years ago

      I went and picked up my Color Spectrum boxset.

      27.99 plus tax. fuck yeah!

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

      7 years ago

      "I say Hammerhead old chap, watch where you fire that blasted contraption of yours. You damn near spilled my Earl Grey"

      "Dreadfully sorry reef shark old boy, It's nigh impossible to aim this with fins"

    • john Quarlton Tanks

      7 years ago

      If I do, I'll definitely keep you in mind, and If I end up getting the scarlet, I'll probably also sell my Tokina 11-16, since it may not be compatible.

    • john Quarlton Tanks

      7 years ago

      meeting with an accountant next week to discuss a small business loan

    • alexthegreat

      7 years ago

      Hnnnnnnnng

      Need to order one myself. Hopefully there will still be copies left in a couple weeks.

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

      7 years ago

      I think i will buy the album.

      With words like that, how could I not??

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

      7 years ago

      oh my god. seriously. can you send me this song? do you have it?

      its hurting my heart i love it so much.

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

      7 years ago

      You should listen to this song because it totally makes me think of you and your version of Mad Mama's Blues and because it's totally amazing.


      UM HOLY HELL. That is the greatest thing ever. In love. Hard. I want everything these guys have ever done.

      also hi. ilu.

    • 1984

      7 years ago

      Now all they need is "To Catch a Zombie" parody.

    • Fireball DRUNK

      7 years ago

      I just saw the results of the poll and I didn't want to post in that thread because I didn't want people to think I was butthurt or anything, but I think we should get her in the Sports or Music bar to interact with people. Probably start in the music bar because it moves somewhat slow now a days....because I would really like for people to get to know her better, and hopefully change their minds.

    • mattiecore

      7 years ago

      www.travelandleisure.com/articles/americas-most-beautiful-college-campuses/28

      my undergrad is ranked at 20. found it through facebook

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

      7 years ago

      Yo dude, what's up? Good meeting you in Philly. Also, I have a question. Do you know anything about the whereabouts of the two shotglasses me and Juls brought to your room? One was an RvBTO glass and the other had a skull face on it.

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

      7 years ago

      Brosev!!!

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

      7 years ago

      Uh... and in my absolute insanity Saurday I forgot to pay for and pick up the print of yours that I (think????) won the bod on? The Freedom Bridge? I love it. And I want it.

    • elebellybear

      7 years ago

      Thanks for a fantastic weekend! Your hard work is much appreciated. smiley13.gif

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

      7 years ago

      Now that you mention it, I'll be in NYC during Comic con from the 11th to the 18th. Other than Saturday, I'm totally down for drinks.

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

      7 years ago

      Hey Nick, I wanted to thank you for holding a great event and letting me be a part of it. I can't wait for the next one, but before that happens, pat yourself on the back, you really deserve it.

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

      7 years ago

      It was great actually getting to hang with you this weekend. Great job on everything, it was a fantastic event. smiley12.gif

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