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  • I still haven't seen It's a Wonderful Life but I feel like the VeggieTales version will still have left a bigger impact on me in the end. ...The older I get, the harder that scene where dude sees his one adopted child looking out the window of the orphanage and tries to call out to her to let her know it'll be okay (but, presumably, it won't be) will hit me. I STILL think about that shit, and I haven't seen that film in over 4 years.
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    Don't fuckin' @ me this time, btw. I ALREADY DO go to therapy, my nigga.

    I DID learn my lesson about making my text walls one big status, though! So, I'm sure Robin'll at least be happy about that when she decides to check this out on a whim.
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    I think the brain shift might be happening now, though, at least to some degree, because I feel oddly vulnerable right now. I could really use that cuddly girl now ;__;

    Hooray, I'm sleep-deprivation *tipsy*

    ....I hope Tom's gotten those S3Ms by now
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    Okay,
    1) He actually did, 15 minutes before I wrote that, as I found out.
    2) I came here to say that I just remembered, I *also* upload soundfonts, which is arguably a larger contribution than MIDIs
    3) as soon as I saw my last comment I glanced at the clock on a whim and discovered that I started typing *this* comment exactly one hour and one minute after the comment I was reading the timestamp for.
    There must be some kind of generosity and wisdom that comes with a video game composer having long since moved on from a project. Dan Wentz said he might post the midi projects for Red Faction (which is beyond holy shit), and tonight Tom Miller's said he's going to send the .S3Ms for Bionicle Heroes' instruments over when he gets home. That is honestly so cool of them and I can't believe how rad it is that they'd do so without a second thought. I can only hope that, if I ever get to be in a position like either of theirs that I'd be cool enough to do the same.
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    I mean, it also kind of makes sense, you know? One is the sequences but not the samples, the other is the samples but not the sequences. I feel like I could live with one or the other if I was in their position, so it seems perfectly reasonable.
    Can you make a version of ¨I'm Blue Da Ba Dee¨ with a Wario Land soundfont? No idea why I'm asking this, it just popped up in my mind.
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    Hrrmmm... well, I'm working on a MIDI currently, but that definitely is an idea. I'll definitely look into it in the near future.
    I wonder how many people realize that giving the Doctor another 13 Regenerations doesn't just solve the problem of 'how does the show continue now,' but also solves what would've been a plothole in the form of The Curator, whom I speculate to be the second wave's final regen (which, I just realized, would mean that the final Doctors for Wave 1 and Wave 2 had a chat together)-- it's insinuated that after all that time he still remembered wanting to curate a museum when he retired. I find that interesting especially because this supposed second Tom Baker Doctor acts different from the original, giving credence to the theory that all the Doctors have different personalities, even if they have the same face.

    Even though it's supposed to be an honest-to-god, follow-the-doctrine remake, I hope the PS4 MediEvil remake keeps Tom Baker's lines for the Boatman. ...assuming they don't bring him on again altogether.

    Speaking of which (oh, ha ha-- accidental pun), can anyone direct me to the text-to-speech program he made for some telephone company back in 2006? I think it was a text messaging thing? I remember I found something on the subject once for their website. It had a Navy Blue background
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    I remember My Nana told me about that when we watched Sinbad (the... Seventh Voyage, I think? I don't THINK it was the one with Patrick Troughton in it, but I could be wrong) together, she said that was stupid and a waste of time, like he was an idiot loser who doesn't know what he's doing or smth (but then again she was totally lead on by those wsj posts about Pewds being an anti-semite, so whatever).

    Edit: wait, no, she gave her opinion on it after I went onto Tom Baker's Wikipedia during the movie, and proceeded to tell her about it, because honestly that's amazing.
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    What she fails to realize is that Tom Baker was toootally that time period's version of the good-natured shitposter, who does fun, weird shit just 'cause, and especially if he knows *other* people will get a kick out of it (case in point: me with the text-to-speech and the cameo in MediEvil Resurrection).
    He probably wouldn't understand a lot of the shitposts people tend to make, but I'm sure he'd *totally* be on board with the IDEA of it as soon as someone explained to him what they were and what the purpose was.
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    OK, so I went from talking about Dr Who fixing potential plotholes to relaying that there exists an official Tom Baker text-to-speech preset that he made for the hell of it. Excuse me while I shake my own hand for this outstanding performance. and then get back to work on this fl project that I got distracted from ._ .
    Y'know, I'm starting to think that having a unique vernacular is one trait that my dad and my brother seem to share, because for the life of me, there are a lot of phrases and other grammatical bits that I, my mother, my aunt, my cousin (I think), etc., will use that I have literally never in my life show up in any form from either of them.

    I thought about this while working on an update for my Ms. Pac-Man Crystal Caves MIDI.
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    It kind of irks me that the 1/6 step quantizer will come closer than the 1/4 step quantizer to looking like half a block when altering note lengths, but at the same time, I'm already '1/6 step quantizer life' anyway, so it doesn't matter
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    One thing that I love about vgm is that, as long as you know the filename of your MIDI, you can literally type out the link and it won't be that much of a hassle. That's the great thing about old websites, even besides muh nostalgia. Call them ugly all you want, but their primitive nature pretty much forces them to be user-friendly.
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    stupid gotdamn "https://"

    (the midi uses the GS standard, by the way, but you can listen to it with just GM and it'll still sound decent :))
    You're quite a talkative guy, aren't you?
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    What tipped you off ;o
    I'm just doing my civic duty, generating site activity by using this instead of Twitter lol

    I already only ever used Twitter for posting whatever comes to mind... which is actually what the site's intended use is, funnily enough, yet that one could still find it odd boggles the mind (ALSO I JUST REALIZED WHY BOGGLE the game HAS SUCH AN UNORTHODOX YET FAMILIAR-SOUNDING NAME >:O!!!).
    "you write me down in your books cause i'm gunna have the hooks, of the big tooks"
    "Hey, your ideas can't be precious, your ego can't need protecting, every failure is a chance to get it right, and I, uh, actually needed more hours at work this week because of the holiday season so it works out anyway :p" - Tom Miller, composer for Bionicle Heroes GBA and... some spyro game idc i meant to post this two hrs ago
    It pisses me off to no end knowing that Jackals do not actually look Like That. They just look like fox-coyote hybrids with fox tails and giant dorito ears. THEY'RE NOT EVEN BLACK, THEY'RE GREYISH AND SPECKLED, WITH BITS OF ORANGE.

    GOD that is lame.
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    Wait... Egypt was like the first civilized society to date. That means there were furries from the very fuckin beginning: a dog head with a picturesque, tight muscley body? Come on.
    You know how I've got two different settings, depending on how tired I am.
    What that really boils down to is me asking "what the fuck was I on" but for different posts.
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    ...The answer's Adderall btw. Not too shocking.
    Interesting thing about said FL project, layering [55] Synth Voice and [80] Ocarina produces an ethereal, kind of plinky sound that's really pleasant to hear.
    Speaking of "violoncello" and "confusing." How the fUCK did they get away with having two instruments whose accepted names essentially are the two halves of the name 'violoncello.' Viola? Cello? Come on.

    Hmm, this reminds me of Lololo and Lalala, how they used to be one single, purple being with a veritable golden mane and a lot of spunk. I remember that was one of my favorite episodes of that show-- every time that green fucker showed up with those staffs I was like "FUCK 'IM UP GREEN AND YELLOW KIRBIES" 'cause I remember him being a taunting bastard, and I felt so bad for Lola.
    I was also really bent that they destroyed the two staffs after obliterating that limey bastard. NO GOING BACK NOW I GUESS.

    Oh, and don't even get me STARTED on the episode with Chilly. GOOODDDD I'M THINKING ABOUT HIS HAT AND SCARF SINKING UNDERWATER, AND OHHHHHHHHHH NOOOOOO I'M JUST NOW REMEMBERING THE ONE WITH THE DOG THAT WAS A BOMB, JESUS CHRRIIIIISSSSSTTTT. WHY MUST ALL THE GOOD EPISODES (besides the one where Dedede makes a cartoon and the one where Kirby's possessed by a demon) BE SO TRAGIC ;__;
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    Oh yeah, and it also reminded me of the Staff of Dreams from Tak hehe

    (because the two halves of the word sound so different, yet have the "L" sounds that mark them as related, just like how the Dream and Nightmare halves of the staff look so different, yet channel the energy of all the world that sleeps uwu)
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    ANYWAY, back to working on that FL project I guess!
    And, just now, when I was giving my RIGHT ear a break from being squished, I thought I heard the 'ching' sound effect from Luigi's Mansion twice, literally that sound, coming from what my brain rationalized as my brother's GameCube, but he says "he doesn't even have his DS out" (much less his GC) so I guess I'm just bonkers.
    When I brought my 'phones closer to my head again, the lead that I have turned on had just enough of a high-pass goin' for it as a result for it to stop sounding like [55] Synth Voice and more like a high quality-sounding Violoncello
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    Oh, and I don't say that to sound posh. I used that instead of just cello as like a (really shitty) music joke... it sounded half violin and half cello. The fact that those not in the know could so easily misconstrue this to where I felt the need to make this disclaimer is just proof of how shitty the joke is.
    My thought process within the last few minutes was:
    man, my left ear hurts
    why isn't adjusting my earphones and/or glasses working, my left ear STILL hurts
    oh yeah, i can do that thing where I rub the part of my head my ear's pressing into
    I'm gonna go on Wario Forums to talk about how I've got a big head.
    How to phrase it, though...
    I'll pose it in the form of a question; "guess how you can tell that I'm descended from a tribe of homo sapiens that--" Oh cool the sky is a rainbow

    ("mated with neanderthals somewhere along the line" is the rest of the question)
    I've been glancing out the window often enough to see the rainbow fade from this pastel gradient into a sort of 50% gray shade. But uhhh this has been a window into the mind of me.
    Okay, so you know how I was going on about those moments where you'll recognize a leitmotif and it makes you go "oh goddammit" right. Well, I had another one of those. Using Audacity (so as to make transcribing the song easier), I discovered that the bassline for Up In The Trees is the FUCXFkdIN bsalline for. IT'S ICE CHALLENGE AGAIN.
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    No, I don't doubt that they are the same lol. I just think you might be misunderstanding the meaning of the term "leitmotif" somewhat. just because a bassline, chord progression or any other musical element is used in several tracks doesn't make that a leitmotif, a leitmotif is more like a character theme, usually a recurring melody that's used deliberately to signify something. like for instance Kozue Ishikawa's different motifs in Wario Land 3, where you have a theme for Wario, theme for the music box world, Rudy, etc. These are all intertwined but they each have thematic significance outside of "it sounds cool".
    I can't comment on the game you're talking about but if it's just one theme then it isn't really much of a leitmotif so much as it is a song remixed a bunch, because there is a difference. usually you can't really count it as a leitmotif unless there are multiple different themes that are clearly segregated from one another.
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    If you want a good example of leitmotifs in scoring, I recommend this video which shows a visual breakdown of all the themes used throughout a Star Trek episode score: https://vimeo.com/181693915
    Also a very GOOD example of how to use leitmotifs.
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    How about the music from tak 2, then? It definitely has a leitmotif going, I think, based on your clarification.
    You know, ironically enough, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is one of my LEAST favorite tracks on the album, and the damn thing's named after it. Ringo's drumming really stands out there, though (to the point that it was sampled for the Megaton Walk).
    WEEELLLLL, F U C K .

    Polyphone decided to fuck the file when it was supposed to be saving the latest series of name changes, and now, after re-opening the program (goddamn shitstick motherfu) it tells me "Sorry, I don't feel like it. CORRUPT (PDTA). FUCK YOU"
    I've been going through Twisted in Polyphone (especially now that I've become aware of ShyGuy's wishes to get his hands on one), and I gotta say, it'd be pretty fuckin' handy if there weren't so many goddamn presets. MAYBE half the samples wouldn't sound like they were *coming from another room* if you DIDN'T HAVE SO MANY GODDAMN PRESETS TAKING UP SPACE, NINTENDUS.
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    Plus the game barely uses half of the damn samples
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    There are literally 12 iterations of the same goddamn surf organ, which only has ONE SAMPLE.
    I just beat gold. I wish the voices for some of the characters were more consistent with previous appearances, but hey, at least Wario sounds less bassy (like in smash bros) and closer to his previous incarnations.
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    Congrats with beating WarioWare Gold! And yes, the character's voices could 've better left unchanged. (Jimmy T. ,anyone?) But I must say I actually like Dr. Crygor's new voice. Although that's also the only character where I think his new voice is good. For all the others, I just wish they kept the original voices, as far as that's possible.
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    yeah, I actually liked Crygor alright.
    Now we just have to find some situation where we can get him to say the iconic "very v-very v-very very nice"

    HEY DEE-JAY C'MAWN
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