So, I haven't written a blog in a while, and by that I mean I haven't WRITTEN a blog in a while. None of my late blogs really had anything to do with anything, I just felt like being an asshole because believe it or not, this site actually used to be COOL. And I actually do like a lot of the members here, and a lot of people here (and people who no longer show up) are very good game makers. And to tell you the truth I'm actually happy to see you all involved in a competition (so do good and try hard or I'll be sad, and you don't wanna fucking make me sad, do you?).
So here goes, for the first blog of the rest of my life, just going to put my zune on randomize and start writing. At The Bottom of Everything - Bright Eyes
What actually made me want to write a blog is that I was looking at some of my older ones from maybe a year ago and I saw a lot of comments from old members that actually made this site what it was, almost every blog had a comment from PolystyreneMan and Obelisk. Now Poly is probably one of my favorite people on this site, he loves good music, good drugs, he's like a beautiful neon space hippie, and he makes very pretty games and nice fitting music. Like if I ever met him in real life I'd imagine he'd be a zen being like one of the guys from MGMT. Obelisk is just something else, I love that kid, we have an intense sexual relationship, he likes good music and looks like he should be on stage singing with Conor Oberst.
Enough of that old shit. Snakebite - Alice Cooper
What's been going on with me lately? Nothing, just trying not to fail out of my second year of college, been doing a lot of coding in my CS4 class, but I'm fine with that. It's all my other classes that make me want to die, I'm trying so hard not to fail those that I don't have time to concentrate on coding, I actually failed an assignment last week (along with like half the kids in my class, but that's besides the point). I wish I just had more time and motivation to make games again. I feel that my two latest projects are very promising, but I've just lost the drive to work on them.
The King Can Not Be Found - Piano Magic
(check them out if you like electronic darkwave, these guys are just beautiful)
Robot Factory initially started out as me testing out a new graphic style with a cool room design engine, then I was like "fuck it, I could make a whole game in this style" and I actually used to work on it like 24/7 back in the robosquid irc channel. Now I've just lost the drive to work on it, I wish I could just find a way to wrap it up and release it right now, I've completely run out of ideas to make it fun and challenging.
Music Room is what I especially love, I finally found that high end function and room manipulation to make even the weirdest songs seem like they're properly being interpreted through musical spectrum analysis, the problem is I just really don't know what to do with it. You can move around and look in a 3d environment that makes cool colours, I need to find some way to make it appeal to the drug child in all of us.
Coquet Coquette - of Montreal
Lately I've just been expanding my vinyl collection and working on art and schoolwork, I really have no drive to do much except exist and I try to do that a beautifully as I can.
Here's my vinyl collection that I have with me at school:
Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare
Asia - Asia
the Beatles - 1962-1966
Broken Bells - Broken Bells
Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Beach Boys - Beach Boys' Party
Beach Boys - Endless Summer
Bright Eyes - The People's Key
Carissa's Wierd - Songs About Leaving
Cold Cave - Cherish The Light Years
David Bowie - Changes One Bowie
David Bowie - Scary Monsters And Super Creeps
Dead Can Dance - Spleen And Ideal
Depeche Mode - Sounds Of The Universe
The Doors - LA Woman
Eagles - One Of These Nights
Elvis Costello And The Attractions - Armed Forces
Jefferson Airplane - Bark
Jefferson Starship - Red Octopus
Joan Jett And The Blackhearts - I Love Rock N' Roll
Joy Divison - Unknown Pleasures (180g Rhino Reissue)
King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
Modest Mouse - The Moon And Antarctica
of Montreal - Aldhils Arboretum
of Montreal - Hissing Fauna Are You The Destroyer? (with Icons Abstract Thee ep)
of Montreal - Satanic Panic In The Attic
of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
of Montreal - The Sunlandic Twins (with Bonus EP)
of Montreal - False Preist
Portugal. The Man - American Ghetto
The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
Styx - Equinox
Styx - Pieces Of Eight
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Broom
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Pershing
Tin Machine - Tin Machine 1
Yip Deceiver - Yip Deceiver
The Who - Tommy (only sides one and four, lost two and three)
The Who - Quadrophenia
I hope to make it a lot bigger than that.
Pistol Dreams - The Tallest Man On Earth
So what's new in my future?
I'm planning on doing NaNoWrimo to get back in touch with my liberal side (I actually have a knack for writing, as long as it's on my terms). Maybe I'll attempt to write a whole book on LSD, but that would require dropping every day for a month, and I'm not sure my mind could handle that.
Other than that, I'm just planning on taking all CS courses next quarter and coding hard.
Trap Doors - Broken Bells
(my new favourite band)
But yeah, that about sums up my life right now. I'm still a badass player (although this past year has been a stream of failed relationships and hyperbolic drug abuse, I'm just going to take it slow and meet a beautiful indie girl).
But hey if you don't really know me aside from "That asshole who calls everyone a faggot" I implore you to read up on me some more, then you just might realize I just AM cooler than you.
Music Room Code
Citywide Rodeo - The Weepies
This song is just beautiful.