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More classical music and such... in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1506
Profile #28
quote:
Originally written by Tentacle Monster:

I'm curious, how creative are classical composers?
Keep in mind that many classical composers that we consider geniuses completely revolutionized what was thought of as music in their day.

Take Beethoven for example. He broke the rules of proper treatment of symphonies. Where there was supposed to be a minuet, he wrote a scherzo. In an age where clapping after every movement was acceptable, he tried to make the ending of every movement so indiscernable that people would not know to clap or not.

Just because we don't find his music revolutionary today doesn't mean it wasn't. In fifty years, I can guarantee you that kids will find the modern music of today "uncreative" simply because it's been done many times over since.

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More classical music and such... in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1506
Profile #21
quote:
Originally written by Tentacle Monster:

Listening to classical music isn't an intellectual exercize.

Trying to figure out Steely Dan is sheer torture if you aren't ready to spend hours on it.

That depends on whether you're trying to understand it or just listen to it. It's certainly an intellectual exercise for me to discover exactly how a piece of music works, whether it's classical or modern.

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More classical music and such... in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1506
Profile #11
quote:
Originally written by Spongiform Stug:

In terms of Hindustani (North Indian) Classical music, however, I am certainly a fan, as well as a practitioner, having taken lessons for about six years.
That's fascinating. Forgive me for not knowing the proper names for these things, but do you play the 27-stringed guitar thing or the small drums? Or perhaps you play the instrument that provides the drone?

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Did Jeff know about this while creating Exile/Avernum series? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1506
Profile #2
quote:
Originally written by K.I.L.E.R:

nephilim rendered gigantes
You answered it yourself. It's most commonly translated as "gigantes," which I imagine means what it seems like, while a secondary definition is "fallen ones" as in fallen angels. I imagine Jeff was thinking about big cats rather than demons, but since the name was given by (presumably) the Exiles, he might have meant both.

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Posts: 218 | Registered: Saturday, July 13 2002 07:00
Poetry in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1506
Profile #32
quote:
Originally written by And Suddenly, Custer:

I apply to your 'work' the one-word version of Akhronath's review of Johnny Favourite.
Yeah, I see how it is. Everyone here gets a nasty comment except me. Well nuts to you, Alec. IMAGE(tongue01.gif)

[ Friday, April 02, 2004 15:13: Message edited by: Hawkgirl ]

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Poetry in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1506
Profile #28
Tsk tsk, someone's feeling nasty today.

(edit) kay, I hate being offtopic.

(edit edit) But if I see this poem on Dolney's site I'm not going to be very happy. That means NO YOU CANNOT STEAL THIS.

Diana goes hunting
in a forest dearly known
in a land well-loved and kind.

A deer sighted?
a doe, Diana knows
and the hunt has truly begun.

Soft the huntress creeps
but the doe, she knows
and she turns to Diana and looks

in her eyes

A bow stayed
and the doe, she knows
and Diana feels fear as the doe feels strength.

The roles become right
and the doe, Diana knows
has been struck in the side, a mortal blow.

Diana has hunted
in her forest dearly known
and her life runs out red with the doe?s.

[ Friday, April 02, 2004 13:44: Message edited by: Hawkgirl ]

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Posts: 218 | Registered: Saturday, July 13 2002 07:00
Who's Lurking? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1506
Profile #97
French Horn Performance/Music Education are my majors. I'll probably minor in voice as well.

Sorry Motrax, I don't play piano except badly for my group piano lesson class. IMAGE(tongue03.gif)

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Who's Lurking? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1506
Profile #95
I'm far more cynical and busy, what with college and all, which is going great. Being a music major feels like Harry Potter--I only have classes in what I love.

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Posts: 218 | Registered: Saturday, July 13 2002 07:00
Who's Lurking? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1506
Profile #93
I don't lurk, I just never remember to come back and visit you all.

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What Kinds of Girls do you Like? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1506
Profile #225
quote:
Originally written by El Presidente:

I'd like to make it clear that I prefer girls that are not girly.
Okay, after mistaking Thuryl for TM, and you for Alec, I am going to selfishly demand that you guys change your names back to normal. Otherwise I'm going to have to name myself antisocialdragon or something.

edit: I shamelessly admit that I simply prefer women who are hot and have no time for personality and such.

[ Wednesday, February 25, 2004 23:22: Message edited by: Hawkgirl ]

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Posts: 218 | Registered: Saturday, July 13 2002 07:00
Just checking up! in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1506
Profile #2
I feel fat-ish since I pigged out this weekend and now I have to write a speech on the flaws in Title IX and how it should be changed. And I hate sports. Goddamn people in the class stealing my goddamn education topic. But in two weeks, I have no school until February, which comforts me.

I shall now refrain from posting for another four months.

I suppose it was really two months. Eh.

[ Saturday, November 29, 2003 22:44: Message edited by: Hawkgirl ]

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Marching Band in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1506
Profile #11
quote:
Originally written by Lt. Sullust:

Why do you need to have anything written on them if no one is going to see them...
Marching band people change in front of each other, like on a bus. Band geeks are very friendly people.

I miss marching band. IMAGE(Marching Band_files/frown.gif)

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Im back too! in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1506
Profile #27
Some of us are baaaad little lurkers.

Most, I'm afraid, are in it for the attention. "Ooh! A thread! All about me!"

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Posts: 218 | Registered: Saturday, July 13 2002 07:00
Im back too! in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1506
Profile #25
Hijacking this topic to announce my own return.

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Posts: 218 | Registered: Saturday, July 13 2002 07:00
Give Peace a Chance in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1506
Profile #3
EDIT: ^^^ *poke* TM. The number is 80

Awww. *blush* Djur knows I feel the same way about him, so it would be cheating to simply reciprocate.

General Custer is currently one of my favorite memebers.

[ Sunday, July 06, 2003 18:27: Message edited by: Hawkgirl ]

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United States Conflict Avatars in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1506
Profile #62
Oh, and I forgot to say:

Me please kthx bye IMAGE(United States Conflict Avatars (3)_files/tongue.gif)

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Posts: 218 | Registered: Saturday, July 13 2002 07:00
Driving (non-spidweb) in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1506
Profile #10
Eh, Italy is fine so long as you remember that the car always has the right of way. And if that scares you, just stay in Florence, where the streets aren't wide enough for cars anyhow. IMAGE(Driving (non-spidweb)_files/tongue.gif)

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Posts: 218 | Registered: Saturday, July 13 2002 07:00
United States Conflict Avatars in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1506
Profile #44
Oh, honestly, Motrax. If we are not allowed to discuss such things, then what is the point of America being free?

I was enjoying the history lesson until you showed up, thank you.

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Posts: 218 | Registered: Saturday, July 13 2002 07:00
Superheroes in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1506
Profile #35
1. Flying (duh)
2. I dunno, having a really big mace and flying are cool enough.
3. You have three guesses

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Yet Another Self-Indulgent Goodbye Topic in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1506
Profile #20
I am torn between tsking at Thuryl for a goodbye topic or thanking him for allowing it to be a generic "everyone at desp except Imby and maybe someone else" leaves topic.

I've always lurked loyally on these boards, but lately I've not even read more than one or two topics a day. I don't feel like jumping on a bandwagon just yet, though.

See all of you despers around.

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Posts: 218 | Registered: Saturday, July 13 2002 07:00
Grad 2003!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1506
Profile #1
*blinks*

To mangle someone else's words, I liked it better when I thought you were 11.

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Posts: 218 | Registered: Saturday, July 13 2002 07:00
My title in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1506
Profile #2
I shall take this moment to speak for Imban (sorry, sir--couldn't resist):

IMBAN DOES NOT CARE
NONE OF US CARE
STOP TALKING

I'm sure PMing Ghost or Drakey would help you a lot more. But you'd get less attention, wouldn't you.

[ Tuesday, June 17, 2003 16:34: Message edited by: Hawkgirl ]

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Pet Peeves in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1506
Profile #23
Certain words, when spelled incorrectly, make my eyes hurt horrendously. Some examples (spelled correctly of course):

Definitely
Heartily
Niece
Their
Thief
You're/your--when these are interchanged it makes me want to TEAR OUT MY EYEBALLS AGH

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Posts: 218 | Registered: Saturday, July 13 2002 07:00
Drakefyre in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1506
Profile #71
Hey, Drakey--if you would seriously send this thing to me via snail mail, I would seriously type it. I have nothing else to do this summer anyway.

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Don't ask me why in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1506
Profile #3
June 4

NO MORE PRESENTS

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