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I saw that, but it was kind of to the point of my post beyond the excerpt you quoted (BTW, his next tweet: https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/898536848049315842 someone should explain to him that sometimes its the messenger and not the message; I know firsthand =). So, I guess I should have said "opportunity" instead of "phenomenon" considering that depending on where you are in the universe some celestial body is always lining up with a star, like every night on Earth if you look down! Anyway, what are you doing in this current event dumping ground? Go and post about Twin Peaks, musical instruments, or making fun of GoT.

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Manga Mausoleum / Re: Coolest moment in ALL of Berserk ?
« on: August 22, 2017, 09:53:44 PM »
Badass Category: When Guts cut off his own arm with a broken blade. :daiba:

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Game of Thrones TV [spoilers]
« on: August 22, 2017, 08:46:24 PM »
Oh yeah I forgot about the Hound with his wight friend going their way. Humm sounds indeed like a beautifull fan-serviced long awaited fight against his now undead brother.

Yeah, one good thing about the show is even if all these fan theories never make it in the books, these guys would definitely crowd-source it for the show, "Dude, fuck GRRM, we'll make Euron [note: he's got to show up in the finale, right?] just a crazy bro and have the Night King be the big bad, and let's do the Clegane Bowl!" Maybe they'll be the one considered canon after all. :carcus:

I like your idea about a secret double-cross frim Varys and Tyrion against Cercei. I think that'd be interesting. And of course she'll have something in mind considering that's all she has left to do (find a way to kill her ennemies aka all the rest of the cast...)

Yeah, it's gonna be a mess, I'm experiencing this dissonance where I expect it to be somehow more subtle than I'm imagining or just totally crazy and ridiculous, and I'm imagining both at once.

As for Brienne, she'll probably be too busy trying to escape from the love of Tormund bear lover! Though I must admit that at this point, I'd to see something between them.[/spoiler]

Well, I think he stayed back at Eastwatch, so he's either cannon-fodder or a good lone survivor candidate when the undead army rolls through, "THEY'RE HEEEEERE!!!"

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: August 22, 2017, 07:25:09 PM »
Early on, there was a theory thrown around on Reddit that Richard Horne was the child of Mr. C and Audrey Horne.

 :???:

I disregarded it at the time for a few reasons. First, it's downright disgusting if Audrey was indeed in a coma when Mr. C did ...that (though we do know he visited the hospital after that incident).

 :isidro:

Second, the idea came from Richard's erratic, maniacal behavior, but that's explained in one of Audrey's first lines to Cooper: "emotional problems run in my family." Third, how utterly cruel it'd be for Audrey...

 :azan:

But over the past two episodes, we've seen Richard and Mr. C paired together, and now they're riding in the same truck. And the last thing Richard said to him was "Audrey Horne." I'm really starting to worry...

 :magni:


David Lynch: :rakshas:

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: August 22, 2017, 07:21:05 PM »
Review from advanced screenings of next months "IT" release are VERY positive. Stephen King's IT is probably my favorite novel of all time, and while the 1990s mini series was a horrible adaption of the work, it was a fun and creepy attempt of turning a R rated novel into a PG13 tv experience.

Not sure if there are any other IT fans on these boards, but for the first time I might not be too disappointed in a book to movie adaptation.


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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: August 22, 2017, 06:49:48 PM »
The three scenes we had so far were perfect as far as I'm concerned. If it stops there, I'm fine with it, completely satisfied with leaving the mystery of her situation unsolved. There was an explosion in the building she was in, and next thing we know she's in that situation; I love it. It's a little obvious that it's been written to appear like a weird fever dream, like Audrey is trapped somehow and Charlie has some sort of control over the situation, what with his inaction and the odd things he says in episode 13. This sort of thing fits into the image I have of this series, and I'd be a little disappointed if she's suddenly woken up or if we get a shot of her in a hospital bed or something. Not unlike the dude selling his blood, or the Roadhouse ending sequences, I like them as stand-alone vignettes (and I call them vignettes in a non-pejorative sense). Basically, my favorite parts are a mix of Dumbland/Out Yonder and Mulholland Drive, and I think Audrey's scenes are pretty much that.

Clearly we are the Yin and Yang of Twin Peaks viewing experiences. Though, when Audrey kept arguing with Charlie instead of just stepping out the door I experienced a strange mix of both dissatisfaction and fulfilled expectations, and knew I would have also been disappointed if she'd left and broken the illusion and rules of what I thought I was seeing, which is that she can't. This feeling... is maddening (just imagine Lynch's face inside that helmet =).

For the record, I dislike most of the FBI sequences. I don't like the presence of the female agent, and I'm not a fan of Diane either. I roll my eyes whenever they make some kind of discovery, or straight up say shit like what Blue Rose means, which was my least favorite part of this thing so far along with Duchovny's scene.

Yeah, Duchovny's scene did nothing to move the plot or provide an interesting interlude in and of itself, it was just there to bring David Duchovny back for a hot minute. Though, I disagree about the Blue Rose, not because I wanted them to explain that, but because that rather overt explanation reveals that those characters know a lot more about what's going on with Coop(s) than one may have thought. As in, exactly what's going on rather than, "GEE, GOSH, SOMETHING'S NOT RIGHT!?"

That's basically the opposite of how I'm feeling. I hope Cole falls into a hole and dies, and we get more Whose Line Is It Anyway sketches before it's too late. :ganishka:

Well, then you've loved the second half because that's essentially what's happened save for Part 14. I mean, I guess it's no less strange that it was essentially The Gordon Cole Show for a while too.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Game of Thrones TV [spoilers]
« on: August 22, 2017, 06:26:25 PM »
Bypass? The guy will probably just break it down around East Watch now that he has a new pet to do it.  :guts:

Just like the showrunners with time and space, I was being purposefully vague. =)

Cerci will be a pure idiot to try and kill them all considering that they're going to be surrounded by Daenarys's army (well at least I hope it's what she'll do.) I'm still having a hard time about that meeting. We'll know soon enough anyway.

Yeah, just that they're having it outside is already a positive sign for the good guys, but Cercei will have a trap ready (and maybe a shit ton of those special dragon ballistas to ward them off). I mean, what's to stop her from having Dany taken hostage? Sure, the Dragons could burn everybody and she'd be the lone survivor, but do they want to risk her throat being slit in the process? Anyway, Just Jon (successor to Noble Ned =) probably wouldn't allow it, but then maybe she can lay the trap more conventionally: why not settle the issue (of the undead, not the throne) with her favorite method of determination, trial by combat? The Mountain, seemingly undead himself, vs. Jon Sn... oh wait, none other than keeper of the wight should prove it's veracity, both on the battlefield and practically (unlike the wight the Mountain should stop moving when killed... I think), The Hound! Clegaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaane Booooooooooooooooooowl!

Also, I wonder if Varys and Tyrion might have a secret double cross of their own planned considering they know far better than Dany and Jon who they're dealing with and that there's no way this will work with Cercei breathing. Then there's where Jaime's loyalties ultimate fall, with her sister & lover or with the realm. Should be good!

P.S. Do you think they'll cap off the logisical fuck all by having Brienne of fucking Tarth somehow show up, traveling by land, before next season? Oh, who am I kidding? She'll probably be there before the start of the meeting. :ganishka:

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: August 22, 2017, 05:56:43 PM »
I think that list is pretty solid, Griff, though I'll admit to forgetting what happened in Eps 9-10.

Thanks, and frankly those two episodes could possibly be downgraded to sketchy for all that happens in them, but were riding the high of episode 8; maybe 9 is still ok/gets a pass for sort of resetting the plot from there, but 10 is an awful lot of Richard Horne and the Mitchum brothers and would be a lot more galling now than it was 5(!) episodes ago.

I wouldn't say I'm angry at the show, just a little disappointed that I don't have strong feelings one way or the other anymore. I feel like the show has squandered much of the goodwill it garnered in the early episodes, when I was more forgiving of its meandering way of telling its story. Recently I've found myself looking at the time while watching, thinking "wow, 20 more minutes of this, huh? Minus 5-6 minutes of the Roadhouse music video." That certainly wasn't happening in the first 6 episodes or so, and it's definitely changed how I've felt about the whole thing. I don't know if that's on the show for being inconsistent or me for being foolish in hoping for more.  A lot hangs on these final episodes to turn that sentiment around.

And I'm even okay with virtually no "answers," since that's never what compelled me about Twin peaks to begin with. And so much of the lore is explained in the margins, not on the screen (though I maintain that if Lynch and Frost were going to re-open Twin Peaks as a story, I'd expect a few more answers) I just want to enjoy the show again.

Yeah, I don't actually need or expect some all-important, mind-blowing revelation(s), episode 8 or 22 from season 2 are the exceptions, not the rule, and I was fine with the pace and everything in the first half of the season, whether it was central to the "main plot" or not; it was all compelling to me but that fascination just hasn't carried over into the double digits though. It's as simple as I enjoyed the first half and the second half not so much, and I don't know if that's me getting too lazily plot-focused and taking it for granted or them running out of A material (you said it in the beginning, maybe 18 episodes is too much). Anyway, it doesn't have to be some epic, prestige TV bullshit to be damn fine, but I also don't want it to end up feeling like Whose Line Is It Anyway?, "the show where everything's made up and the points don't matter!"

We saw Carl being informed about the incident, and there's a chance he'll encounter something in the woods in the next episode (or the next).

I'm glad we both can't help ourselves, "something good is going to happen, something bigger is going to come of this... sometime!" Except we're running out of time, because while there's technically 3 parts left, according to the scheduling 17 & 18 are both on September 3rd and most assuredly comprise the feature length finale, so it better be next week or the next, because that's IT!

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Game of Thrones TV [spoilers]
« on: August 22, 2017, 05:28:04 PM »
I was just reading that and I at least the guy is being honest with how they're purposefully smudging the timeline (well, it might be easy for him to say because it's not actually his fault, he's just there to film it =). Was it a day, or was it actually a few? It kind of doesn't make sense either way that help could come so fast or that they could wait so long, so I give the guy credit for making it come off about as well as could be done in a single episode given he also had to work with the constraints of not being able to show them waiting forever because they needed to get to the climax. The only thing I can think of to balance it better would be to have moved some of the conversation from the journey beyond the wall to while they're stuck waiting, but then you're perhaps spoiling the tone of those conversations. The easiest and most obvious answer would have been to move the Winterfell BS to the middle to add some theoretical time and distance to the events beyond the wall, plus it was just such comedown after the events further north.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: August 22, 2017, 02:06:48 PM »
Swap the rating of episode 14 with that of 15 and you'll have it right

I'd take it, but I wouldn't want to upset Sarah Palmer... :magni:

Like I said in my initial thoughts on the episode, I'm probably being hard on 15, considering everything it has to offer, because of mounting uneasiness about the overall narrative. That might be unfair on an individual episode basis, but it might not; a good episode in the "first act" isn't necessarily a good episode in the second or third act and vice versa, but then maybe I'm just being reductive.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: August 22, 2017, 07:24:20 AM »
Sorry, didn't mean to imply you're watching it wrong or anything, it's just that a lot of the best parts for me are seemingly disconnected to the overall plot so far, like the traffic jam feat. zombie kid and Candie's scenes. And it makes no difference to me if they're further explored in later episodes or not.

Well, maybe I am doing it wrong since until you mentioned her I forgot about Candie (who I also like)! But I'm with you on her and zombie kid and those other surreal little slices of life there for their own sake. It's not that I need them explored further or to mean something either, but I guess in the early going I felt those moments fit in like window dressing that complimented and enhanced the larger framework, or at least what I perceived to be a larger framework, which seems to have come apart recently so it's almost like a Missing Pieces-style compilation of scenes. Instead of getting the best of both worlds between hard plot and other story elements I'm not being satisfied by either now, like they're working against each other instead of in concert. IDK, it won't take much to get me to sing a different tune and reconsider these episodes depending on if there's a method to this particular madness and/or where we're headed with it. I guess I just fear it's actually nowhere, "Good to see you again, hope you enjoyed zombie kid, didn't Bobby turn out alright, Ed & Norma awww, now back to the lodge for another 25 years going on forever."

Then again I loved Steven and his gross face's vacuous story and how nightmarish and anxiety inducing his last scene was so maybe I'm just an easy target for Lynch's usual themes.

Well, now I know you're really a sick puppy. =) Yeah, I'm not a fan, though I did enjoy that last scene on the condition its his last (though I assumed he was ultimately going to cause more trouble for Bobby et all). What do you think of the nevergoing saga of Charlie and Audrey? My problem isn't with Charlie, like you I sort of think he fits, but what the hell has become of/are they doing with Audrey?

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: August 22, 2017, 05:36:57 AM »
Man, this must be feeling like a huge waste of time if you're expecting every little character from vignettes to be somehow significant to the... main plot? Well, the FBI storyline. Are you gonna be disappointed if the guy who was selling his blood doesn't show up to help in the final battle against The Experiment? :iva:

Well, I am expecting the "main plot" or the "FBI storyline" themselves to be more significant to the show than those characters and vignettes that seemingly go nowhere in and of themselves, yes, or more precisely for those seemingly insignificant things to ultimately matter to the overall purpose of the show (even if it's not yet clear to me; I'm sure Patrick Fischler's character will tie it all together in the end), but perhaps I'm wrong to think that way. On the other hand, if they just waste an inordinate amount of screen time we don't spend developing and exploring the "main FBI plotline" and it ends up being more smoke than fire (walk), may exultation levels may indeed fall below 100%. Maybe they'll even have time leftover at the end for the little character of Agent Cooper to make a cameo in the form of a sentient cup of coffee voiced by Craig MacLachlan, "Damn fine." :iva:

Anyway, despite my criticisms of recent episodes I've still quite enjoyed the season, particularly the first 11 episodes, but after that it has seemingly stalled and been hit or miss, lacking the focus and purpose of the first half of the season and losing its inertia. I hope that's somehow by design or all part of the plan, or maybe there is no plan and that can be fine too, but it's not unfair to wonder.






Update: Using the Twin Peaks Survival Guide Grail posted as a template, I decided to rate the episodes of The Return:



Feel free to disagree, I'm largely going off memory and double checking some episode summaries to job it, there's plenty of episodes that could be downgraded (possibly 4-6) or upgraded (particularly 13 and 15), which would indicate a more balanced season... but nah, I think I'm pretty much right. =)

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: August 21, 2017, 11:28:01 PM »
https://twitter.com/superdeluxe/status/899720281714905088  :ganishka:

 :ganishka:

Regarding last night's ep:

I kept waiting for the significance of Steven's character to be revealed, and now he's dead, so I'm really wondering why we were subjected to his gross face at all.

To annoy us, and he's effective to the point I don't even believe he's really gone, even though it seems the best way to correct the mistake of including him. Such punch-able.


As Dougie stared at the socket, I stood up. He's going to do it! He's going to return to the Lodge and retrieve that golden ball to make him "whole" again. Nnnnope! Oh, Dougie! Still, that zap might have had some effect, given the significance of electricity in this show.

Good thought, we may see that yet, maybe intercut with Coop's body living or dying in the regular world. Maybe he'll come out of a coma after all. =)

Jeffries as a disembodied gas emitting from a supernatural cauldron caught somewhere between dimensions? Sure, why not? But as cool as that whole sequence was, and as long-awaited as Jeffries' reveal was, it didn't really seem to add much to the mix. That line from Jeffries: "So you're Cooper?" And then Mr. C's stare, ignoring the question. Positively Void-like  :void:

It was all pretty awesome, enough to make me consider that Mr. C IS the real Cooper, :ganishka: and by that token, maybe there can't be any real Cooper without Mr. C being reincorporated into him/The Lodge. Maybe that's what he really needs to be "whole" again, his edge.

Any clue who the assassin was in Las Vegas? That seemed to have come from out of nowhere. If it's not Jeffries, then it's probably the same person who's been working against Mr. C since the start.

Unless you mean someone I'm forgetting, those were Mr. C's assassins killing his other lackeys for failing to kill Dougie. More extremely necessary characters! The way useless character are offing others is like some kind of character money laundering. Maybe the little man was right when he suggested Lynch didn't need to get a bunch of face supporting actors to play characters whose contributions amount to closed loops.

I could be reading too much into it, but her death happening now instead of later in the show I think signals that we're in for some shit in the coming episodes. And to reiterate my feeling from last ep, there's a LOT to cover in the last 3 eps...

I'd agree with you, as in that's genuinely my impulse as well, except it's the same one I and many have had the other meandering episodes and there's seemingly little cause and effect; after all, there's no rule stating that for every inaction there's an equal and opposite action. Maybe stuff will happen, maybe it's still just going to be setup for the finale, and maybe the finale isn't going to deliver anything approaching expectations either (YMMV).  Meanwhile, we're hoping that the less that happens the more there is to come, until we're finally just watching a guy sweep the floor with bated breath, waiting for the imminent HUGE reveal that's going to tell us what it all means! Or not, and it's a David Lynch psyche out; Laura Palmer, Cooper, Bob, Owls, Lodges, and everything new we're seeing "come together" now, what it all amounts to is anticipation, and there's no way to reveal anticipation. It's why we we're not seeing Coop again until these final episodes, if at all. BTW, I'm not necessarily being negative here or saying it's bad or won't work, I'm sure there's going to be payoffs, lore and otherwise, and less can be more. I'm just wondering exactly how much less to expect.

Finally, regarding the Log Lady's final words: Watch out for the one under the moon. Here are some relevant screengrabs, via reddit:

http://imgur.com/a/6XJCG
http://imgur.com/a/nQDZP
http://imgur.com/a/ii0RB


https://thegameofnerds.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/311-hawk-symbol.jpeg?w=730

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Age of darkness?

The one ushered in by the beautiful man with the the angelic voice and otherworldly charisma. :griffnotevil:

Man, we're so much easier to dupe than Midland. :sad:

I got a neat picture when a cloud passed over

http://i.imgur.com/Dx8xDav.jpg

It looks like the bad part of Gotham City at night to me. Confirmed neat though.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: August 21, 2017, 04:59:06 PM »
Yeah, I can't say this was a favorite, seems more meandering than ever honestly (by virtue of being the latest interminable progression), though it did have some cool parts even if the whole didn't do much for me:

The opening vignette was kind of nice and strangely out of place in its own way because of it (frankly, if they hadn't gotten together after all these years, would Norma even want to?). The Mr. C portion going to see Jeffries at the Service Station from Hell was definitely the highlight, though I was sad to learn that was not actually the pre-recorded voice of the late Mr. Bowie. The other big moment is of course Dougie, who has become underutilized in the last few episodes. I could literally watch Kyle McLaughlin eat cake and be fascinated, but it's not that they've been keeping Cooper in this state that's bothersome, but that he hasn't been around much at all recently. Hopefully that's going to change now that "Gordon" has finally reached him and he's going to hopefully pull whatever part of him was missing through that socket. =) And finally, of course, RIP Log Lady, a fitting tribute, though I'm starting to expect a bit more with so few episodes left, and though they're quickly pruning the unessential cast, a lot of the new additions didn't amount to much anyway.

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Does this mean we can all say we "survived" the Eclipse, like Guts? :carcus:

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Game of Thrones TV [spoilers]
« on: August 21, 2017, 04:33:42 PM »
Haha yeah! The part that I got spoiled on was the very last scene of the episode, which turned out to be an accurate spoiler.

Yep, I'm glad that wasn't spoiled for me even though it had to be on everyone's mind the moment the dragon went down. Cleverly, it going into the ice actually made it a question, so I was happy to see it paid off at the end.

BTW, my fake spoiler was "Jon Snow dies," which actually would have made sense and obviously wouldn't necessarily be a permanent condition.


A few co-workers loved the episode, calling it the best of the season so far. When episode 4 came out, they had a similar reaction. I'm noticing a trend where anything action related gets a favorable nod among my co-workers. I actually like the parts where people are scheming or in weird predicaments which are too many to list.
At this point it's pretty just Worth watching the action scènes considering that script/storywise, nothing makes that much sense anymore.

Well, I actually think the 4th episode was probably better and the best of the season, though less eventful of course (this one was almost TOO eventful as you point out), but I also think these two happened to have the most riveting plotting and dialogue to compliment the action and vice versa (the magic travel, overall ridiculousness, and Winderfell nonsense in this one holding it back from top honors). Episode 4 actually felt like a proper culmination in keeping with the progress of previous seasons. This last one was almost like GoT: The Movie!

Next week we get the meeting about that war to come... And I'm pretty sure of what to expect towards the end of the season.

Yes, you've seen the most epic shit ever we've teased out morsels of for 6 years before jamming it all down your throat in one episode! Now, stay tuned for the epic finale to follow... A Conversation of Thrones! Maybe they'll all learn they actually kinda like each other? :carcus:

So, Cercei is going to try and kill everybody, will probably partially succeed, creating total chaos, and then at the end the Night King will use his new Frost Dragon to bypass the wall. THE END.


Speaking of a conversation of Thrones; I really wish we could get rid of those "Inside the Episode" segments for Thrones and transfer them to Twin Peaks, which could actually use them, or so that David Lynch could just regurgitate literally what's happening in the scenes while explaining nothing, in the tone of Gordon Cole. :ganishka:

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Even though I can genuinely appreciate this is a once in a lifetime astronomical phenomenon, when the hype reached the point that every site was replacing the O's in their names with little eclipsed suns I started getting the typical dummy vibes off the whole "event" aspect:






Plus, the view unfortunately sucks from where I am, it's cloudy and just a bit dim out. =)

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Creation Station / Re: What are you playing? (musical instrument thread)
« on: August 21, 2017, 03:54:54 PM »
Wow, a real musician. I knew one of yous once, a friend of mine from the jazz band who it seemed could pick up and play anything (piano player, naturally). Gorgeous instrument you have there too, I can't imagine playing something so... I don't know, Violins, at least the good ones, feel like museum pieces that shouldn't be touched. I can relate to sort of getting caught between instruments and how they feel in your hands. I started with guitar but really found myself on bass, not just because it can be simpler but because I just flow much better and found a natural "voice" on it, but I've have never quite given up guitar obviously despite my greater proficiency on the bass (I think part of it is I just prefer the "hands on" manipulation of bass finger-style as opposed to a pick). But like millions of others I love the tones you can get on a distorted guitar. This has led to trying several compromises over the years; classical guitars and basses, the guitarron, a 12 string bass (a bit much), and the Bass VI. The bass VI has proven to compliment me best, it feels natural to me like the bass but I can transpose guitar parts on the higher strings. Actually, that's not true, what I did was I took a short 30" scale six string bass (very rare instrument as it turns out) and strung and tuned it like a Bass VI, which gave it that bass/baritone guitar sound but enough string space to play comfortably with my fingers like a bass (I like to think of this wide neck bass VI as an instrument of my own invention =). Anyway, I hope you find time to brush up again and just enjoy playing, or, as the saying goes, you could always join a rock band. :badbone:



Now, as promised, here's some instruments I've eBayed away over the years, some are junk, some are very fine buy I just didn't need:



A Jet "Less Paul" as I called it. Used this for a Halloween costume as Slash from GnR one year. Dog assisted with the photoshoot.



The original "Christine" - A 1981 Rickenbacker 4001 bass, quite a beauty, fast neck, but just not for me as it turned out (that's the problem with purchasing online). I had no business affording it at the time, and borrowed all the money, but somehow ended up making a tidy profit. These continue to go up ridiculously in price so I might have sold low yet.



"Cherry Axe II", bought at Sylvan Music in Santa Cruz for $250, I think I sold the American body for as much. Still have the Mexi neck and kind of regret parting them.



"Harlequin Rose" - A 12 String bass, this was not the answer to my problems, unsurprisingly. It had 27 frets!



"The RD", or "707", a cool bass, recorded a Dwelling of Duels song with my mates on this. Maybe should have kept it...



Also bought at Sylvan for $250 and sold for as much or more thankfully. A bit flashy for me and especially my ability at the time I owned it (but my friends were all a bunch of Ibanez/Jem nerds), plus I can't stand tuning those floating trems and don't know what I'm doing on them anyway. Cool guitar, but no regrets.



Ibanez classical, nice starter guitar for playing some classical stuff (or video game tunes =), but it became redundant when I picked up a nice vintage Japanese classical for practically nothing.



A POS, I think the truss rod broke almost immediately, sold it off as is.



"Black Beauty" - Very nice, but you couldn't hear it among acoustic guitars without amplification; kind of defeats the purpose.


Well, that's it for now (but isn't that enough!? My certainly and parents certainly think so =).

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Creation Station / Re: What are you playing? (musical instrument thread)
« on: August 18, 2017, 08:44:32 PM »
Hey! Nice guitar you got there, Griffith!

I play my fancy bass. Maybe we should get together at Walter's house and play some Berserk tunes!

I am also a no-so-fancy bass player, which I actually learned far better than guitar because of something I tried with it called... "practice", I think? It's what one does instead of hitting the strings wildly and thinking, "I'm Jimi Hendrix!" In later years I started applying these principles to guitar and it was much better than the former.

That's a gorgeous Explorer Griffith. Do you have many other guitars?

Thank you, and yeeeeah... I've been buying and selling them since high school, so I've probably forgotten about more than a normal person even considers buying, let alone needs. I'll post more pics later from my eBay folder. :guts:

I just picked up a Crimson Red Parker Fly that I absolutely adore.

Oooh, I've only played one of those, at Sylvan Music in Santa Cruz. Really cool, but too nice for my tastes at the time (I did get a half American/Mexican Strat and Desert Yellow RG-550 there for a great price though, both regrettably long gone).

But hey, SHOW, don't tell, let's see this beautiful red (my favorite guitar color =) Parker Fly, Mufasa's SG and Fancy's bass! :daiba:

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Game of Thrones TV [spoilers]
« on: August 18, 2017, 08:35:10 PM »
The scene between Jon and Jorah was very well written imo, but if the conditions in which it takes place are nonsensical, it ruins the impact. The whole mission seemed just dumb and like an enhanced version of Ramseys "20  good men"-plan.

Yeah, and about that conversation in particular, while the dialogue was nice, the logic didn't quite follow: Jon's going to give up his White Walker killing blade out of old-fashioned House sentiments? That's completely antithetical to his entire cause! As well as just a really bad practical idea right before he's about to fight White Walkers. It was basically just another attempt to drive home that he's Noble Ned 2.0 Special Edition and will do the noble thing no matter how bad it's going to turn out. Although, he was pretty bad delaying that escape, though perhaps to nobly challenge the Night King 1 on 1 (BTW, why didn't Jon or Dany call on the dragons to try, like, burning him?), but we know how that turned out...

I was a bit sad for the dragon because they probably are they only thing left that give emotion in the show  :ganishka:

Yeah, somehow they're the best characters this season. I mean, I guess we shouldn't complain too much that they're finally the stars of the show, I just don't like the apparent "human" cost.

Oh and Arya is starting to get on my nerves a lot.

Yeah, to paraphrase the ex Mrs. Reynolds, she's become a retarded person. We can only hope Bran sets her straight before Jon shows up. Wouldn't it be ironic if Cercei and Jaime become true believers and it's the North led by Littlefinger that turns against the greater good!? "Chaos is a ladder, bitches! Team Night King!" :daiba: Actually, I could totally see Cercei thinking about it once she hears they killed her dragon. She'd make the perfect Ice Queen! There's your Song of Ice Fire to unite the land, the Night King and Queen! =)

BTW, I totally noticed this too, especially after re-watching Hardhome last night: http://www.refinery29.com/2017/08/168702/game-of-thrones-old-night-king-reddit


But hey the scenario sacrifices and all the weird cut were Worth it, for these were wonderfull dragon shots. :slan:

I'd actually be satisfied with that excuse, or prefer it I guess is more accurate, rather than them claiming this was exactly how much time they needed blah blah blah.

Actually, this whole scenario and the crazy pacing actually reminds me of Breaking Bad's end, but they wisely used the first run of 8 to setup everything going off in the last 8, which made it awesome. Also, that was a rather simple story you could ramp up or wrap up at any time, whenever Walt gets caught, whereas this had about a thousand slowly moving parts they're now just smashing together all at once.

I'm not going to have the time to watch it before Sunday night, going away for a bit this weekend starting tonight. Dangit. I did get spoiled about a certain blue~y thing when the episode leaked because at the time, when I woke up, I casually logged into news and an article came up with the spoiling thumbnail (gif) of it happening. DANGIT.

That is EXACTLY why I watched it ASAP. Even basic one sentence plot synopses being casually tossed around out there threatened spoilers, and I saw the exact same thumbnails you're talking about online yesterday. Sorry man, that's disappointing...er, I mean, it may not be what it seems... or is it!? :isidro: :carcus:

Actually, I had what I thought was a major spoiler going in, which precipitated my viewing, and was playing the same game with my expectations, "It might be wrong, IDK!" and it actually turned out to be untrue. So, you never know.

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Creation Station / Re: What are you playing? (musical instrument thread)
« on: August 18, 2017, 04:31:50 PM »
:ganishka: Yeah, honestly everytime I take pictures like that I tell myself (and usually also tell the people I'm with) that it's useless and I should just soak in the moment. Which I really try to do and all, but it's hard to not snap at least a few... hundreds, I mean... dozens just a few.

Yeah, the problem is I try to take multiples to be safe, but again, I'm too lazy to actually go through them and so they become redundantly meaningless in my mind, so I'd just be better off self-editing and making sure I take one good picture.

I'll get it to it though, it's pretty cool and I literally only took them for ya. :casca:

Well, thank you! They must have had some great Jimi Hendrix stuff there. I actually have a 1963 Fender Musicmaster/Duo Sonic because Hendrix played one when he was with the Isley Brothers.

Wow shes beautiful!
I have an SG, absolutely love it. It fly's. The action is as close to the neck with out buzzing lol.   

Thank you, and got any picks of that SG? Now that you mention it, my friend with the SG was trying to unload his Stratocaster on me to make space. I should see if he wants to give up the SG instead. :zodd:

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Creation Station / Re: What are you playing? (musical instrument thread)
« on: August 18, 2017, 06:55:08 AM »
I've never been, but would definitely be interested in those pictures if and when you get to them. Speaking of which, you basically described how I've handled all the pictures I've taken in the last 5 years until I finally just stopped taking them. I literally have like 13 giant DCIM folders I've copied on to my computer and then never looked at again. =)

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Creation Station / What are you playing? (musical instrument thread)
« on: August 18, 2017, 06:08:57 AM »
My new (old) baby, a 1985 Gibson Explorer in Ferrari Red:







I've wanted another Gibson since my friend took back his SG after I borrowed it for years (I sort of assumed it was mine at that point =) and I finally got the one I've always wanted. It plays like a fuckin' dream too; no matter how loose or out of control you feel, like you're about to fuck up, it just seems to come out right! I'm thinking of calling her Christine. :zodd:

Or Robin1, Magnum, or just "the Ferrari." :carcus:

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Hello All!
« on: August 18, 2017, 05:36:55 AM »
I met someone dressed as Griffith. I asked him who he was dressed as, and he explained it to me. I grew more and more intrigued, especially when I learned this angelic figure was the BAD guy. I had to know more! He pointed me in the direction of a place I could find the manga, and the rest is history
EDIT: Well look how rude I am, I totally forgot to thank Walter or whomever approved my entrance to these forums. So thanks much whoever you are!

Well, you could also thank me for kindly showing you the way all those years ago! And like I told you then, I wasn't dressed as anybody, like a costume, I am GRIFFITH! :schierke:

Anyway, welcome to the forum, I'm sure you'll fit right in Mr. Well-Spoken Lunatic Weirdo. :griffnotevil:

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