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  • Miss you Master of all Creations! Lots have changed, and I wish you'd be here to see this.
    Pigmask Colonel
    Pigmask Colonel
    By the way, Jack/Robin -- I'm still getting used to that name! -- if you ever want to get in touch with me, there's a way. Like most sentient life forms of planet Earth, I own a personal email address (PigmaskColonel@yahoo.com). I'm not sure how you feel about email, but it's the quickest and most direct form of contact for me, so, if you ever want to jot down a note and send it my way, that's the way to do it.
    Pigmask Colonel
    Pigmask Colonel
    Anyhow, I suppose I'm off once more, into the "boring" real world. Good luck with the transition, Robin! I'm going to miss the old "Jack" a little, I confess. But, hey; there's only one way to go in the world, and that's forward.
    TB100
    TB100
    Hey Colonel, I want you to know that I hope you're doing well in this strange and weird world and that we miss you dearly.
    That cheat code was sick, man!
    Pigmask Colonel
    Pigmask Colonel
    D D D, + + +, square, turn, spin around, and then you reach the golden arches. I, eh... Did I do it correctly?
    Ninja_Cat
    Ninja_Cat
    Yes, and then you turn into a unicorn.
    Pigmask Colonel
    That's one slick avatar, mate! ;)
    Robin
    Robin
    Game show? What?! I'm totally out of the loop
    Pigmask Colonel
    Pigmask Colonel
    Ha! Don't take Angler's quips too close to heart, Jack. He's just having a bout of fun (unless you and I are BOTH out of the loop)!
    I'm not sure I'd call the avatar "slick". Hehe. But it's certainly amusing.
    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    Heh. It was just a poorly-executed reference to "Grunty's Furnace Fun". I typed it pretty late last night. Ugh...
    Hey-ho, Colonel. Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't you mention you lived in Texas a while back? The reason I ask is, we're getting constant reports on the evening news of huge torrents flooding Texas, with no less than eight dead. That footage is pretty damn ghastly to say the least... (like those partially-submerged pensioners sitting in their armchairs!) Anyhow, here's to hoping you're high and dry, mate. All the best!
    Pigmask Colonel
    Pigmask Colonel
    Yes, it's true; I'm a pure-blood Texan. Fortunately for my folks and I, we're located in a far-off, rural area high-above sea level, so we likely won't suffer any severe flooding or gusts. The worst of it appears to have already passed, as I haven't spotted a single drop of rain this morning. The Southeast, however, has been subjected to the nastiest Hurricane Harvey has to offer (though it's worth noting that I've only caught wind of one confirmed death, in Houston. Sure, there's likely a few people missing by now, but that seems awfully presumptuous of the media to immediately deem them "dead," eh?)
    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    Well, you know the media; only the worst-case scenarios will sell your station. Nobody wants to cover positive news, only depressing hyperbole.

    Glad to hear you're well out of Harvey's sight-aim! My family home is also perched on a summit in thick bushland. We don't get much rain, but boy howdy... we sure get some ferocious winds (nothing hurricane-worthy, mind).
    Robin
    Robin
    Man, that's a relief knowing you're ok, even though it's still unseatling...
    Heppy Birfday Colonel! Let us celebrate this momentus occasion with pork rinds and whiskey i say!
    Robin
    Robin
    Happy Birthday, my dear sir! Miss your shenanigans, old pal!
    Ninja_Cat
    Ninja_Cat
    Happy birthday, Colonel of the pigmasks!
    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    Happy belated birthday, colonel, sir! Your petrified prisoners have prepared a sumptuous birthday cake in your honour. I'm sure your paperwork can wait another five minutes while we strike up the band and sing "oh he's a jolly good fellow!" Yes...?
    CM30
    CM30
    Is Mr Spoons Glowsquid? Because that's who it says created the page, and I don't know anyone else here who'd be into that kind of thing.
    Glowsquid
    Glowsquid
    CM30
    CM30
    Hah, okay. Wonder who that user who created the page is anyway?
    Say, lookie here; my work was featured in the reveal trailer of this splendid Super Smash Bros. mod, Fawful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjWNXKhBJkA I urge everyone to give it a quick watch and support the creators of the project, as it was a tremendous undertaking, devised with great care and ingenuity.
    Jobless Music
    Jobless Music
    Congrats!
    Ninja_Cat
    Ninja_Cat
    Oh wow, it all feels so official; the character, the music, all of it feels like as if they were originally in the game. And awesome! That has to feel very flattering!
    CM30
    CM30
    That's a really awesome mod to be honest. Bowser Jr's moveset suits Fawful surprisingly well.
    Your profile picture reminds me of the fact that King K. Rool can be a truly cruel and scary villain.
    Just a Wario Fan
    Just a Wario Fan
    Yes, indeed. But the Kaptain alter ego was even better. I miss him in the more recent DKC games.
    JS Shantae
    JS Shantae
    Yeah, as good as the recent games have been, it's just not the same without him and the kremlings.
    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    I don't even associate the new games with the same universe. The island is totally different, and it really just doesn't feel like the same world I knew and loved. I still think they're great games, though.
    Ahoy there, Kolonel Pigmask! I know you're a fellow lover of classical music, and I've been meaning to share one of my favourite performers for the longest time. The late, great English bass, Owen Brannigan. He's pretty obscure outside Europe, but perhaps you've heard of him? Also, do you have a favourite performer, composer, or work of your own?

    This is the piece that originally introduced me to him - "Sing a Song of Sixpence", from his album, A Little Nonsense. I love to start my day with this turned up LOUD.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUBd_eS8SGI
    Pigmask Colonel
    Pigmask Colonel
    WARNING: Massive profile post incoming. Watch yourself.


    Ah, much obliged for dropping this by my doorstep! A wonderfully booming rendition of the poem. The orchestration is beautiful, and Mr. Brannigan's bass is spectacular. As for Owen Brannigan himself, no, I've not heard his name, however he's a stellar bass nonetheless. You wouldn't happen to have the rest of "A Little Nonsense" on YouTube, eh? I'd be happy to give the rest of his performance a listen over the afternoon.
    As for your question, gah, that's an awfully difficult and long answer...Nailing down one specific piece or composer may take more time, but off the top of my head, might I point you towards the wonderful French composer and music critic of the 19th century, Paul Dukas? Granted, an extremely little-known composer-- one whom's list of works is short at that, especially because the majority of his works were personally destroyed (Dukas was exceedingly self-critical of his work)-- unfortunately only remembered today for his famous piece The Sorcerer's Apprentice, his work is phenomenal; both orchestral and piano works.

    My absolute favorite of his piano works would be the sonata in E-flat minor, which can be heard-- brilliantly performed, mind you-- here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85FtJJG2oqY
    The sonata is an enchanting, nigh unorthodox work that never fails to inspire deeply, not even to mention the tremendous range of scales utilized throughout the piece, thus making for an intensely challenging playing experience for any pianist. Absolutely one of my favorites to listen to while passing the time, be it a rainy day, a lengthy journey in a car or plane, or simply boredom.

    Another fine pick from Dukas' small array of works is his symphony in C-major. Again, can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3osY987i7fA
    As much of a stellar work as The Sorcerer's Apprentice is, symphony in C has undeservedly gone under the radar for far, far too long. It's equal if not superior to the former work. They share a few similarities; namely, both are rather melodic and similar in terms of emotion and expression; nonetheless, symphony in C is most certainly it's own beast, and one of my personal favorites-- for similar reasons to The Sorcerer's Apprentice-- due to it's strong, memorable melodies and musical range. Phenomenal.

    Alright, I'll clam myself. That's enough rambling from me.

    ...On a more unrelated note, I'm STILL working on my massive post for the animation appreciation thread-- mostly in tribute to the late, great Milt Kahl and his final animation assignment-- so keep your eyes peeled for that one soon!
    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    WARNING: Slightly larger response. Pack your sleeping bag.

    You know, I was going to ask about a post from you on Animation Appreciation, but I figured you'd take your time and put some real care into it.

    At any rate, what a response! Certainly, I will post some other tracks from "A Little Nonsense" over the next day or so. I'll only post a few though, as there are 17 tracks and some of them are pretty similar in style.
    Don't go looking for tracks yourself, though. I've noticed there's a lot of rubbish-quality uploads on Youtube, which is why I upload my own stuff.

    Now, I KNOW I've heard of Paul Dukas. Every morning I have my alarm clock radio set to ABC Classic FM, which is the national radio station for classical music in Australia. It's been around since the 70's, and my late Grandfather listened to it basically ALL the time. Heheh.

    Anyway, the radio hosts are basically historians. They dig deep through the history of composers, famed and forgotten. They also hold special celebration days for different figures, and always shed light on unsung heroes.

    For instance, we had "Dukus Day" a while back, to celebrate Paul Dukas' 150th birthday. The entire day was dedicated to his history, and covered his existing body of work...

    http://www.abc.net.au/classic/content/2015/09/27/4309696.htm

    They also keep a chronicle of everything they broadcast, so it is my primary place to discover and rediscover favourite works, composers, and performers (like dear old Owen Brannigan).
    Every morning from Monday to Friday they have a segment called "Classic Breakfast" which I listen to.

    As a creative writer, I find works like the first and final movements of "Symphony in C" top notch for dramatic writing. That's a smashing selection!
    However, don't be fooled. For all the history and music I've indulged in over the years, I don't pretend to be a learned expert on classical music. My knowledge is scattered at best. Heheh.

    Anyway, it's really nice waking up every morning at 5:20 to a different classical work.
    Sometimes it will be a soft, gentle piece to lull me out of my slumber. Other times the radio will suddenly explode with a thunderous orchestra, and threaten to give me a heart attack. Heheh. It's luck of the draw, but it really is a terrific way to start the day.
    Lovin the DKC3 icon. Lookin' fabulous Colonel sir
    Pigmask Colonel
    Pigmask Colonel
    Pahah! I hastily sketched and inked this last night and loved the outcome enough to set it as my new icon. Still, it could use a lick more polishing, particularly the linework is messy in some areas and the lack of a background is noticeable, but it's a decent little sketch nonetheless.

    And who doesn't love DKC3?
    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    I was just going to mention this, when I found this comment from T3WB. That eye tic is looking as grotesque and worrisome as ever, too. Really should get that seen to, Mr. Rool.

    Anyway, that's some ace work, Colonel P!
    TB100
    TB100
    What have I stepped into?
    Pigmask Colonel
    Pigmask Colonel
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    MonaWare
    MonaWare
    Thats pretty great yeah : p
    Hue?
    Hey, welcome back! you been gone for almost a week now, I won't ask what's happened, but i hope you're alright at least.
    Pigmask Colonel
    Pigmask Colonel
    I'm not going into detail, but some VERY bad things happened over the course of the past three days and I needed some time to compose myself.
    It definitely hasn't been a week though.
    TB100
    TB100
    Okay, i definitely overexaggerated about the week thing, but I'm sorry life has been mean to you lately, just remember that even during the darkest times, there's always a light at the end of the tunnel.
    According to somebody on Reddit, I'm a "lifeless and humorless stiff" because I don't use exclamation points. Alright.
    MonaWare
    MonaWare
    Guess youre gonna have to start using more explanation points, then :p
    Ninja_Cat
    Ninja_Cat
    You're a lifeless and humorless stiff!!!!! (Joking of course huehuehue)
    Pigmask Colonel
    Pigmask Colonel
    Emotion.
    Chat sure has been interesting the past week or so. Hopefully the "drama" starts to lessen over time. Also, cheers for the New Years, all!
    Triple M
    Triple M
    I'll answer it either way. That remark was pointed more towards Kyon in that he was being the little attention loving son of a gun he usually is(and I mean that affectionately) and people being his audience and you and Ninja_Cat just happened to be people I picked to point this out though it's a lot of people who pay attention to him.
    Luigi "Ghostbuster" Rocks
    Luigi "Ghostbuster" Rocks
    Oh yeah, I know what you mean. No offense to him, Kyon is kinda like that isn't he? I adore him very much but he does seek attention quite a lot. Oh well, i'm not here to diss someone. It's unfortunate that Ninja and I have to see this from day to day you know? Anyways, thanks for the response. Glad to know we're on the same page. Cheers!
    Triple M
    Triple M
    Oh I know how he is and I'm used to at this point though doesn't mean I won't poke fun at him now and then though it's not the problem it used to be.
    My computer just scared the living fuck out of me. After an update, it reset the desktop and a lot of other things for some reason, making it look as if everything got wiped, like a factory reset. Fucking Vista updates.
    Ninja_Cat
    Ninja_Cat
    Do you backup your stuff? Just in case.
    Pigmask Colonel
    Pigmask Colonel
    Through cloud storage, yes. But it's been a while since I last updated, so who knows how much junk I could have lost.
    By the by, I supposedly didn't save a few things before the computer restarted, so that's several hours of music work down the drain...

    I could've sworn I saved it, but my software is old and strange, and sometimes it just doesn't save correctly even though it claims it saved (or worst case scenario it corrupts a midi, though I luckily haven't had that happen yet).
    Ninja_Cat
    Ninja_Cat
    Yeah, make sure every single important thing is back-up'd. Just even losing a song that meant a lot can be a hard blow. I trust you know this.
    Anyway, good luck on your project! :)
    Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and everything else. I'll continue to enjoy my nerdy Japanese imports huehuehuehue
    Kiddy Kong or Louie. Who's the better shoutbox meme?
    Reianoid
    Reianoid
    Kiddy Kong
    Ninja_Cat
    Ninja_Cat
    Louie.
    Pigmask Colonel
    Pigmask Colonel
    Since it's a dead tie, I'm gonna have to decide who's best...



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