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by Anomie
Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Dystopia
Replies: 28
Views: 4030

Re: Dystopia

Dystopian fiction is my favourite genre, my current favourites being Fahrenheit 451, We and Kallocain by Katherine Boye (I think, I don't have the book at hand). I'm writing a dystopian novella/short story/whatever-it-turns-out-to-be based around a reality TV show that determines people's places in ...
by Anomie
Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Energizing Songs
Replies: 25
Views: 3949

Re: Energizing Songs

65daysofstatic- Retreat! Retreat!
'nuff said.
by Anomie
Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Instrumental rock
Replies: 54
Views: 6819

Re: Instrumental rock

I suppose they have spoken monologues, but they could never be interpreted as lyrics or singing.
by Anomie
Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Story Albums, Linked Albums/songs and Metaphorical albums.
Replies: 21
Views: 5969

Re: Story Albums, Linked Albums/songs and Metaphorical albums.

To totally lower the tone, The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance has a defininte theme running through it, and I enjoy it. I don't care what anyone says, I think they're jaunty. Depending on how you look at it, OK Computer by Radiohead could be percieved as a concept album. A story of life revolvi...
by Anomie
Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What instrument do you own?
Replies: 172
Views: 28852

Re: What instrument do you own?

I own 6 guitars, a piano and a glockenspiel. Also, a tambourine and sleigh bells :-D
by Anomie
Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Epic Music
Replies: 174
Views: 19865

Re: Epic Music

These may be unpopular choices to describe "epic", but...

Untitled #8 by Sigur Rós is undoubtedly epic, it's stunning.

Terra Nova by iLiKETRAiNS, they don't have as much recognition as they deserve.

Megalomania by Muse

Providence by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
by Anomie
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Opening Lines
Replies: 79
Views: 33564

Re: Opening Lines

The first line of Fear and Loathing is amazing, something along the lines of:
"We were in the middle of the desert, a few miles outside some place called Barker, when the drugs began to take hold."
It sums up the rest of the book perfectly.
by Anomie
Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Zombie/Raptor Killing Music
Replies: 49
Views: 5741

Re: Zombie/Raptor Killing Music

Rammstein- Wolt Ihr Das Bett In Flammen Sahen
Oh yes, oh yes.
Also, Knights of Cydonia by Muse. Especially when the last riff kicks in.
"Come ride with me, through the veins of history..."
by Anomie
Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Sigur Rós
Replies: 77
Views: 12391

Re: Sigur Ros

Agaetis Byrjun is my favourite album by Sigur Ros. It is also, imo, their saddest sounding one, and maybe it is that which appeals to me. A friend of mine told me he couldn't listen to them because they made him too sad. Two other post-rock bands that I absolutely adore and you should listen to if ...
by Anomie
Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Best outro to an album?
Replies: 57
Views: 6580

Re: Best outro to an album?

Radiohead- Motion Picture Soundtrack from Kid A or Life In A Glasshouse from Amnesiac

Sigur Rós- Untitled #8

Olafur Arnalds- Untitled #7/#8 (Kinda one song, almost)

A Silver Mt. Zion- Triumph of our Tired Eyes

iLiKETRAiNS- The Beeching Report
by Anomie
Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Tear-jerkers (merged: Fictional Tears)
Replies: 121
Views: 21345

Re: Tear-jerkers (merged: Fictional Tears)

I'm sure i've already posted in this, but:
Fry's Dog in Futurama
Dancer in The Dark
The end of the Vaka video by Sigur Rós
When Exit Music kicks in at the end of Romeo+Juliet

*sniff*
by Anomie
Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Instrumental rock
Replies: 54
Views: 6819

Re: Instrumental rock

65daysofstatic= awesomeness.I have tickets to see them in Glasgow, woooooop!
Hole and Retreat! Retreat! are my current favourites.

Also, for instrumentalism, Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Holy shit. Yes.
by Anomie
Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 286907

Re: What is your favourite book?

I love Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, also Fear and Loathing by Hunter S Thompson and Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
by Anomie
Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Philip K. Dick fans?
Replies: 51
Views: 9696

Re: Philip K. Dick fans?

I love this author, I demolish his books whenever I get them. My current favourites are A Scanner Darkly and The Penultimate Truth. I've started Valis twice now, but I always seem to get distracted> I *shall* finish it soon.
by Anomie
Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in OP)
Replies: 396
Views: 149776

Re: Post YOUR music here

I had a band called Soma a few years ago, i'm pretty proud of some of our recordings. They're on http://www.myspace.com/eksoma and http://www.myspace.com/applesandproposal The only songs I'd recommend listening to are Mirrorbox, Apples and Proposals, Chaos, House of Wax and Ethanol Dreams. I suppose...
by Anomie
Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:14 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Sad Song
Replies: 104
Views: 9864

Re: Favorite Sad Song

Vaka, or Untitled #1, by Sigur Rós. Videotape and How To Disappear Completely by Radiohead Untitled 7 by Olafur Arnalds (I'd highly recommend this guy to fans of Sigur Rós or...pretty piano stuff) Dead Flag Blues by Godspeed You! Black Emperor and finally... The Triumph of Our Tired Eyes by A Silver...
by Anomie
Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Has Anyone Ever Mistaken You for High? (When You Weren't.)
Replies: 69
Views: 5547

Re: Has Anyone Ever Mistaken You for High? (When You Weren't.)

I got miraculously drunk at a party once and some girl asked if I'd taken something, I was mortally offended. Granted, I was scraping a crude penis into the three bean dip while drinking martini out of the bottle, but that was no reason to suspect I was high.
by Anomie
Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Does Stream of Consciousness Sci-Fi/Fantasy exist?
Replies: 19
Views: 4905

Re: Does Stream of Consciousness Sci-Fi/Fantasy exist?

I'm reading House of Leaves right now, it's a pretty amazing book. Although the bits where things are going backwards, mirrored sections and general WTFness are kinda hard to concentrste on.
by Anomie
Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Nanowrimo?
Replies: 252
Views: 15710

Re: Nanowrimo?

I have about 8 pages of A4 so far, handwritten because I can't be bothered taking my laptop anywhere. Before I started I had a good idea of what I wanted to do and where I wanted it to go, but by the time I finished my first line I had already diverged from that. This is my first line: "Geoff a...
by Anomie
Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: New Radiohead album [In Rainbows]
Replies: 62
Views: 4797

Re: New Radiohead album [In Rainbows]

I really like it. I really like it. So far Bodysnatchers and Jigsaw are the highlights for me. How chaotic and sexy is the end of Bodysnatchers?!
by Anomie
Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: New Radiohead album [In Rainbows]
Replies: 62
Views: 4797

Re: New Radiohead album [In Rainbows]

NME reported it as being 10am on the tenth, but they have a habit of making stuff up.
by Anomie
Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Nanowrimo?
Replies: 252
Views: 15710

Re: Nanowrimo?

I'm trying to register, but it's taking sooooo long. I only have a vague idea of what i'm doing, but i'm too hungover and tired to get my head around it. I think I might make it about the end of the world though.
by Anomie
Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worldbuilding
Replies: 59
Views: 8681

Re: Worldbuilding

I thought Olaf Stapaldon's universe in The Last and First Men was pretty spectacular. A bit of a dry read, but rewarding when you finish it.
by Anomie
Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Who's your favorite acoustic guitar + voice artist?
Replies: 46
Views: 5066

Re: Who's your favorite acoustic guitar + voice artist?

I went to see an Irish folk singer called Cara Dillon last year and her support act was a woman called Kat Flint. I've recently become a touch obsessed with her debut EP, The Secret Boy's Club. She's kinda folky/pop/rock whatever, I dunno. She has an album coming out sometime next year I believe. An...
by Anomie
Sat Sep 29, 2007 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Favorite drink
Replies: 80
Views: 6791

Re: Favorite drink

It's not my favourite drink, but midouri and cranberry juice has it's place in my heart. Otherwise it'd be southern comfort or corona.
Not alcoholic- good coffee.
by Anomie
Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 219848

Re: High and low point of your day

High Point: Listening to incredibly loud Rammstein while singing along in pidgeon-german.

Low Point: Not hearing from someone in particular and realising I'm going to waste another day of my life.
by Anomie
Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Joke Skills
Replies: 87
Views: 9329

Re: Joke Skills

When you start by calling someone unrapable you pretty much just have to keep digging. Wow. That's among the worst things I've ever heard. Please tell me you at least gave her a pity-rape to make her feel better. PS I'm so sorry, but you can't blame me. Look at him, he was practically begging to be...
by Anomie
Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fantasies
Replies: 98
Views: 5889

Re:

i voted the vaguely otterish answer because its a yes, but its usually not either of those kinds. *ahem* i like to remember things that actually have happened and then extend the experiences to things that COULD have happened. That's what I do, and I always regret not doing whatever I could have do...
by Anomie
Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Senior Yearbook Quotation
Replies: 98
Views: 9544

Re: Help: Senior Quotation?

Ours had to sum up who we were throughout school, so mine was "Hey, you, go sit in the corner".

If I could go back and do it again I'd choose a Godspeed You! Black Emperor quote or something.
by Anomie
Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Joke Skills
Replies: 87
Views: 9329

Re: Joke Skills

I'm crap at telling jokes, but people around me seem to find my "banter" funny, which usually consists of me moaning about something or taking the piss out of someone. The other night at a party I spent a good 15minutes ripping some poor girl to shreds for no good reason. When you start by...
by Anomie
Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Chords?
Replies: 85
Views: 8809

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I don't know what it is, but it sure is purdy.
by Anomie
Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:18 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Arrested Development
Replies: 65
Views: 30463

I love this show! It's a shame the american public didn't get it, therefore leading to its cancellation. And shame on the BBC for putting it on in the early hours of the morning on completely random nights.
by Anomie
Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Nanowrimo?
Replies: 252
Views: 15710

I think I might give it a shot, it can't do any harm. I've been trying to motivate myself to collect all my ramblings anyway.
Time for dozens of crates of beer, unspeakable amounts of coffee and a Rammstein/Sigur Rós mix playlist.
by Anomie
Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Best Album Openers?
Replies: 139
Views: 14738

Benzin from Rosenrot, most definately. I love walking through my little suburban town feeling like i'm laying waste to huge swathes of land. I also agree with Fight Test by The Flaming Lips. Apart from that... Untitled #1- ( ) - Sigur Rós 2+2=5 - Hail To The Thief- Radiohead and Airbag from OK Comp...
by Anomie
Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Most Excellent Gaming Moments
Replies: 331
Views: 38806

It's a touch lame, but mowing down dozens of zombies with a katana in Dead Rising gave me a huge feeling of satisfaction. Same with the mini chain-saws you get from killing a clown.

Other than that, I'd say alot of moments in FFVII and finishing the first metal gear solid.
by Anomie
Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Nine Inch Nails
Replies: 94
Views: 11357

I bought Downward Spiral today, my first NIN album. I'll listen to it later on and form some sort of opinion.
by Anomie
Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1158
Views: 211245

VII was the first one I played and, coincidentally, my favourite. None of the other games made me care as much for the characters as that one did. Having said that, I haven't played VI yet and XII seemed far too complicated to be worth my time. Am I wrong? I hope so.
by Anomie
Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)
Replies: 544
Views: 239001

I tend not to post anything I write, but hey, this seems like a friendly place. First: My everything hurts. My hands and eyes twitch. My ears don't work And my legs ache. My brain feels like mush. I'm far too hot. My motor skills deteriorate, My headache gets worse. I slur my speech And loose my sen...
by Anomie
Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 216
Views: 63612

It's only just started on FX here, i'm really enjoying it so far. I like the lovable serial killer angle, it makes a nice change.
by Anomie
Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Depressing Films
Replies: 201
Views: 19670

Dancer in The Dark, I thought that was pretty damn sad.

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