Archive | May 2008

Birthday Beerkips 3^3: Fuck Yeah!

I’ll make this quick and simple as I am eating chicken kievs right now and don’t want them to get cold.

On Monday I turn 3 cubed, or for the less geeky, 27.

This is a significant number for me, so I figure I might as well advertise for people to come and celebrate it with me.

Most days of the week don’t work, as people need to work and study, thus I selected Friday the 6th of June as the night of Beer.

It’s going to be held at the So Bar at 270 Russell Street from around 6pm, until something like 1am.

If you’re on facebook, the event can be located Here.

So come, drink, be merry, be pippin, be sam.

This will only happen once in my lifetime!


To all you spamfucks.

Stop copying my stuff, it’s getting really annoying.

Script-copy this!

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Mage The Metalling pt. 2

This is just a small reminder for people, and to let anyone else who might be interested know.
Basically we’re once again running weekly mini-games at our usual mage venue.
Sparks is now available for them, and well it gives people a chance to get together and hang out as well.

Now surprise surprise, unlike usual, some of the others and I agreed on a bit of a premise for tonight.
Usually the characters end up doing a simple bar crawl looking for trouble, but for a change we have something different.
A set bar, location and host of sorts.

Awhile back there was this wonderful metal club hosted over on Exhibition street on Thursday nights called Ragnarok.
Despite the fact that it’s essentially something else somewhere else in the real-world, I figured this could work quite nicely.
As for a reason why your character might be compelled to visit this location on such a night, think of it as a twist of Fate.

OOC premise is basically we get together, take care of whatever needs to be taken care of, downtime stuff etc.
Kicks off sometime after 6pm (depends really when people get to the venue) at 270 Russell in the CBD.

And unlike usual, the music should be significantly different to your standard bar scene.
I hope you can stand it.

Or just come along anyway, mage player or not, and hang out with good people.

Mage: The Metalling

Well been awhile since last post but I’ll try to put things in perspective in a way you can understand.

The local Mage game now has sessions on Thursday nights where people can take care of stuff once more.
Metalocalypse is Awesome
I am creating a mage inspired by Dethklok to host this Thursday’s session for fun.
The session requires a backdrop of brutal music to provide ambiance and set the mood.
It must be Brutal.

So with those things in mind, I present the following playlist for your critical inspection.
It’s far from confirmed or finish, and if it was just a matter of using my iPod, that’d be easy and not brutal.

See what you think and possibly make some suggestions, though I can’t promise I’ll pay attention or even add them.

    1. Meshuggah – Personae Non Gratae (1:47)
    2. In Flames – Coerced Coexistence (4:14)
    3. Dark Tranquillity – Terminus (Where Death Is Most Alive) (4:24)
    4. Opeth – Heir Apparent (8:50)
    5. Dark Tranquillity – Lost To Apathy (4:36)
    6. Children Of Bodom – Northern Comfort (3:50)
    7. Suffocation – souls to deny (5:43)
    8. Opeth – The Grand Conjuration (10:21)
    9. Therion – Morbid Reality (6:04)
    10. Opeth – The Lotus Eater (8:50)
    11. Heaven Shall Burn – The Weapon They Fear (4:38)
    12. Dethklok – Awaken (3:37)
    13. Therion – Time Shall Tell (5:07)
    14. Children Of Bodom – Blooddrunk (4:05)
    15. Meshuggah – Terminal Illusions (3:47)
    16. In Flames – I’m The Highway (3:41)
    17. Dew-scented – Slaughtervain (4:19)
    18. Opeth – Beneath the Mire (7:57)
    19. Therion – Cthulhu
    20. Opeth – The Amen Corner (8:43)
    21. Dethklok – Dethharmonic (4:30)
    22. Dark Tranquillity – The New Build (4:06)
    23. Opeth – Blackwater Park (12:08)
    24. Dethklok – Into the Water (4:20)
    25. Suffocation – Immortally Condemned (6:02)
    26. Dethklok – Thunderhorse (2:45)
    27. Mnemic – dreamstate emergency (5:18)
    28. Opeth – Wreath (11:10)
    29. Dethklok – Fansong (2:52)
    30. Soilwork – Stabbing The Drama (4:31)
    31. Kataklysm – As I Slither (2:56)
    32. In Flames – F(R)Iend (3:27)
    33. Devildriver – Hold Back The Day (4:14)
    34. In Flames – My Sweet Shadow (4:38)
    35. Therion – The Return (5:13)

Watershed… I must have it!

Well I’ve just sat here for near on an hour with my speakers cranked listening to Opeth’s latest offering of sonic delights, Watershed, and I have only one thing to say to sum it up: I will be buying this album.

Now in this day and age of fast internet, huge quotas and excessive CD prices, there isn’t really much of an incentive to shell out for music.

See if the bands actually got much of the money being raked in from physical sales, then maybe I might be interested, but to be honest that’s just not the case.

So like the majority of people I take alternative methods in order to encounter new music, and for awhile it was Pandora, before the record companies complained they weren’t getting enough revenue from international users and blocked it off.

So when I say I will buy an album at the overly inflated prices we have to deal with these days, to put it in perspective it’s a big thing.

These days when I buy a cd, I’m almost certainly going to take it straight home and rip it to FLAC and then stash it away on a shelf or something, as truth be told I do all my listening digitally such as via FOOBAR2k or my iPod (Rockbox FTW). So utilising such a fragile medium like CD isn’t in my best interests.

So whilst I may have obtained this album without going through the appropriate channels, I will be buying a copy this Thursday when my pay goes through.

So about the album itself.
It’s the kind you need to listen to at a decent volume through decent equipment and not some shitty little iPod earbuds. Get yourself some good headphones at the least with a respectable bass response and all that.

Then make sure you have some snacks and drinks on hand, turn off your phone and so on, queue the album up, and then unleash it.

I mean I’m considering it their best release to date.

To put things in perspective, I first heard Damnation, before going back to such things as Blackwater Park.
This influenced my opinion of them.

Ghost Reveries was all very well and good, but I don’t feel it was anywhere near as on the mark.

So if you like Opeth, get your hands on Watershed ASAP and decide for yourself, it is the real stuff of gods.

And a message to you folks at the RIAA and MPAA and other such leeches, whilst CD Single sales may be down (funny, selling a cd with one main track on it plus a bunch of shit remixes and half-arsed b-sides for half the price of an album isn’t worth our time,) compare that to album sales.
Then realise that bands are shifting to alternative distribution methods as most recently demonstrated by Nine Inch Nails on Ghosts.

Jacking up the prices and gouging the artists doesn’t sell CDs.
Placing copy protection on things we’ve paid good money for doesn’t sell CDs.
Such methods have been proven time and again to not work.

I don’t have fuckloads of disposable income, so I have to be a bit more select about what I buy.

Watershed is an example of the quality you should aspire to, people will buy it.

And now I should probably go and wait for the men in suits to come to my door demanding PC.

I believe in quality.