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  1. parabola
    I just broke down crying at the end of the stream. I think it was good, all things considered. Too often we focus on "healing" and "moving on" in the immediate wake of a tragedy. While I know that Monty was a workhorse and someone who valued living life to the fullest, I appreciate how everyone has taken the time to truly mourn his passing. That said, next week (while certainly still in the process of mourning), I'm confident that those in the RT community and even those beyond it will strive to work harder than ever and fulfill Monty's challenge: "Can you match my resolve? If so, then you will succeed."
    Post by: parabola, Feb 4, 2015 in forum: Current Events
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    Simply put one of the greatest animators in the world and probably the greatest in the short history of web series. Truly an innovator and an inspiration.

    Post by: parabola, Feb 2, 2015 in forum: Movies & Media
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    The cards at the end are a great idea; they will almost certainly spice up the podcast with awkwardness and/or profound insights.
    Post by: parabola, Aug 21, 2014 in forum: Community News & Projects
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    I did a live thing! It went ok-ish!

    Post by: parabola, Aug 19, 2014 in forum: Production Studio
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    This just about summarizes my feelings on the P.T. (nsfw)

    Post by: parabola, Aug 15, 2014 in forum: Gaming
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    I'm certainly no Jimmy Page, but I listened to a hell of a lot of Zeppelin in my formative years, that's for sure. In all seriousness, thanks for listening and commenting, etc.
    Post by: parabola, Aug 13, 2014 in forum: Production Studio
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    Thank you again. And yeah, a lot of the originals I have are just demos that I made as a reference for when I can actually get around to renting a booth (and getting my bandmate off his butt) and making an EP. Duets are a lot of fun, too. My policy is essentially that I'll collaborate with most anyone as long as I have the time and it doesn't involve Green Day.

    Anyway, new instrumental cover:

    Post by: parabola, Aug 13, 2014 in forum: Production Studio
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    At this point, the Silent Hill franchise is in a fairly enviable place, creatively: it's still a somewhat relevant series, but the recent entries have been so disappointing that they have virtually nothing to lose. I'm eager to see the results.
    Post by: parabola, Aug 13, 2014 in forum: Gaming
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    Thank you for checking out the page, and for the kind words! I love songwriting but I don't think I really have the voice to sing leads; I'm gonna try experimenting with multiple tracks so that I can give the vocals a fuller sound that might be more pleasant to listen to, but the next few projects I have lined up are all instrumentals (including some Yoko Shimomura covers).
    Post by: parabola, Aug 12, 2014 in forum: Production Studio
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    An original song I wrote about the KH Series:
    Post by: parabola, Aug 6, 2014 in forum: Production Studio
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    Well, it's not really an epic explaining the plot, and it's not exactly intro song material, but I had fun writing this:

    Post by: parabola, Aug 6, 2014 in forum: Community News & Projects
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    New post! This one's on Fullmetal Alchemist (2003)
    Post by: parabola, Aug 5, 2014 in forum: Archives
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    I loved GotG; I agree the villains fell pretty flat, but I thought most of the characters (Rocket and Groot in particular) were extremely endearing. As for its similarity to Star Wars, I don't think I've seen a movie that felt more like the original trilogy since... well, Return of the Jedi. I know Welcome to Night Vale was mentioned at one point (not sure why), but it's an awesome podcast in the form of a public radio show set in the fictional town of Night Vale; it's very absurdist and Douglas Adams-y.

    As for an original Kingdom Hearts-themed song, I'd think an 8 or 9 minute long ballad which tries to explain the plot would be apropos.
    Post by: parabola, Aug 5, 2014 in forum: Community News & Projects
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    Just wanted to share another KH cover. I want to start posting stuff from the OST in this style as well.

    Post by: parabola, Aug 1, 2014 in forum: Production Studio
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    Late to the party, but I just managed to get this episode on my phone (I don't know if it's an issue with iTunes or my phone or what). I liked a lot of the points, and Korra is an interesting case of a "western anime," as it were. It seems like anime can extend from Japanese animation into Korean animation (also interesting that the first season of Korra was produced in South Korea), but it brings into question series like Aeon Flux (perhaps the first series to really blur the line between Eastern and Western animation): Peter Chung is Korean, but the series was produced in the U.S. Calling it a cartoon seems inaccurate, and calling it an anime is potentially controversial (shameless plug: here's a blog post on a similar subject I also think a lot of recent films like Frozen have very clear anime influences in the character design, so I think it's interesting that Japanase animation has really started to set a standard for modern animators. Overall, great show.
    Post by: parabola, Jul 31, 2014 in forum: Community News & Projects
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    I agree, I think the choice to make it so that
    Koba started the war, in addition to the whole political coup subplot
    was really smart and believable. The human characters were definitely not quite as expertly written and acted as the apes, but at least this time Caesar was front-and-center for most of the movie, while Rise had James Franco hamming it up for half the movie.
    Post by: parabola, Jul 28, 2014 in forum: Movies & Media
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    I know it's been out for a while, but I still love that trailer.

    So, I love the original Planet of the Apes. I watched all 5 original movies, the terrible remake, and then Rise, which was flawed but ultimately very emotional in a way few movies have been for me as of late. Dawn, however, was in another league. Just breathtaking in its pacing and intensity, especially in the last hour of the film. It's the best film in the franchise other than the original (and by a pretty wide margin at that), and the best movie I've seen this year.

    Thoughts? Mini-reviews?
    Thread by: parabola, Jul 28, 2014, 3 replies, in forum: Movies & Media
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    Curious to see what others thought of this series. Powerful? Tedious? Some combination of the two? I also haven't read the manga, so I'm curious to hear how they compare. I also wrote about it for my blog, if anyone's interested:
    Thread by: parabola, Jul 18, 2014, 0 replies, in forum: Anime and Manga
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    Just started on this; I love how much personality the show has in every scene, and so far it's not super formulaic or anything. Since I'm late to the party, what's the general consensus on the outfits and the
    "get naked" speech
    in Episode 3? Empowering? Exploitative? Silly?
    Post by: parabola, Jul 17, 2014 in forum: Anime and Manga
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    Another factor may be the color scheme of the avatar, as color can have surprisingly profound effects on human thought (fun podcast on the subject: For example, I would guess that primarily red color schemes would make people a bit more assertive or quick on the attack, as it were, depending on the situation. In my experience, it's possible that the purple/blue color scheme of my avatar makes me more analytical (as well as more verbose) than I might otherwise be. That's not to say that the content isn't important as well, as Kaworu Nagisa is certainly a level-headed and analytical character.
    Post by: parabola, Jul 11, 2014 in forum: Discussion