Thursday, October 27, 2011

MemeOrable: Epic Sax Meme-sical Interlude

Epic SAX guy!
A musical phenomenon that I can't get enough of. Apparently, like many things our hive minds hook onto, this guys awesome grooves really rocked allot of people and has maintained a consistent power. 

Yes, Yes that IS a ten hour video of the ONE bit of music. Yes, some people on the internet are WEIRD and there are whole communities who have sent screen shots back and forth proving HOW LONG they were able to endure/enjoy the musical stylings. As Nerdcore Luminary YTCracker mentioned on this FANTASTIC REMIX, apparently his raiding companions on WoW would play it over vent while they engaged in end game activities.

While at Anime Expo this last year there was a wandering band of troubadors, one of which had a sexyphone, and the oh-so familiar tones wafted through the convention halls. It was glorious, and I can only imagine what type of rediculousness my own band associates might have gotten up to had we all been in school just a few years later. ah well, I'm old. heh.

But wait, There's MORE

 Yes, that just happened . . . Oh yeah. Does the song sound familiar but you've never seen this video before? Do you enjoy the audio exploits of Loveline? Well Guess what?! You're not crazy, well, at least not hallucinating . . .

AND, just for posterity sake, and becuase I beleive in aknowledging source material, The origional video.

You know, I kinda like the jam session at the end a little better. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Watch Out!

Quick! You got five dollars? You were gonna go get a double-double at InNOut weren't you? Dude, that'll take like, ten minutes, plus gas, you'd have to put on pants. Look, go shuffle into your food storage area, pull out some chips/munchies, throw some PB/hummus on some toast and come back. OH! and grab a soda.
I Think I'd look at you the same way if I saw you in your skivvies
You back? good.
So, I've covered a few Web-Series in the past, and even gotten some feedback about them from the creators themselves. So, as I continually try to do with Nerdcore, here I present a bit of an "update through my eyes" of a few properties for some of you, my readers, who are kind of lazy or just joining us.

Journey Quest, which has captured the heart and mind of one of my party members, seems to be fully funded for season 2. You can keep appraised of events up on there blog, and there are some REALLY cool resources that are cooked up specifically for Pathfinder, which I have a strong hunch we'll be using. According to the kickstarter they will start filming next year, OR, if they receive more donations, they will produce more.

A glistening group, GOLD, continues along. Though I have not seen any substantial postings on the site since August, the mood is that of steady activity. Donations are made through paypal, and I can't wait for season two to see how the league play is realised.

Standard Action continues with standards in action as they continue to promote and fund raise.Just past their half way goal, there is only 2 months left until the indie go go site is finished. And if you want bang for no-bucks, these guys deliver. There have been no shortage of free plugs

& samples from this crew in order to get people to donate. Just imagine what they will do if they HAVE the funds. You should have seen what they did in season one, and although it started a bit out of order for myself, the amount of passion and superb production value kept me hooked. If that isn't incentive enough, the donation gifts are very entertaining and if you're into the series I'm sure you'll find use for the prizes.

So, since I'm going to be spending all MY money on stage combat training (two workshops in 2 months) AND hoping my car/computer/family members don't die, so that I can replace up to two of the previous, PLEASE!! for me, use three of those dollars to donate to each of these series, and then donate the other two as you see fit. Or . . I guess go grab a $1 menu item at a cheaper fast food joint. mmmm, I want Jack Taco's now . . . Later guys, Keep supporting small entertainment, its not the size that counts, it's how you use it!

Friday, October 21, 2011

3rd 4 t3h nrrd: Oct '11

Worry not my Nerdcore Audiophiles, I still have artists to cover, but this month I don't feel I have the resources to do them justice. However, in their place I offer free beats I find excellent with an attempt at coherence. Ha, who'm I kidding. No attempt. Lets jump in shall we?

Doctor Awkward has a newish site. and almost ALL of his albums can be acquired HERE (yes, even his latest which asks for a donation, you can donate 0, but I donated more)
That Buzzin joint of "This is Not a Cover" is SO HOT, I listen to it at least 5 times a week since it dropped, I wake up with it in my mind.
I can't stop chuckling to myself or thinking to myself, "werd" every time I hear "Wish I Made That."
Grab ALL that DocAwk hawtness. DO EET!!
What Hater? Don't beleive me? Too much of a bitch to click through links? FINE, click this

if you don't believe me and listen to it while you keep reading. P.S. there's a hot track on his main page that's all DC flavored, just in time for the new Arkham City Game. Go, listen to it.

Klopfenpop has a HUGE selection of free, single track downloads HERE. Go snag some. At the top of the page (for all you haters who don't read) he blatantly says how most of his catalog is on that site for free. Enjoy. Oh yeah, He's also done beats for many artists across the board, includeing . . .

MegaRan, Yeah, He's kind of a big deal, and his ENTIRE album "Black Materia" is available for download in single track form HERE, OR, be cool and give him some cash to get a actual, physical copy. Madness, I know. Oh yeah, Did I mention he's on Tour with MC LARS, MC CHRIS and . . . .

ADAM WARROCK, Not Adam War, Not Adam WarCock, actually Eugene Ahn, But musically Rocks! For one mixtape Ive' been bumpin along all over the SillyCon Valley REP Left Coast Marvel. OR, a TON of single tracks all for the Libre (thats Free, as in "swag") plus two more albums and links to everything else HERE. But, Most recently he's been hypeing an EPIC MIXTAPE for all you space cowboys stickin it to the Alliance, SCREW "U" day! Here's a sample song,

but honestly, one of the tracks that REALLY tweaks my blood pumper is "Out of Gas (ft. Jesse Dangerously)". download HERE to hear what I'm talking about! The original soundtrack was masterfully mixed into fantastic beats. The messages are reverent and connected to the property. Apparently there was a critic-tweet about it being too heavy, and honestly, I can see where that came from, but conversely, it was a very serious story, it's just that the story was told so well that the characters came alive and were able to convey the humor in the pain. In summation, I believe there was EXACTLY the right amount of the same in the Browncoats Mixtape.

And YET ANOTHER crew that gets my head rockin like a night at the Roxbury is SOUP OR VILLAINZ. As they spit out music continually they keep their broke fans happy with awesome joints, such as the older Oxymoron: nerd/rapper & Ready To Fallout. and more recently, up on bandcamp with In the Streets (direct download) And Villainz Are Everywhere (Direct dowload) . What, need a sample? Needy bastards . .

Here, have more . . .

WHAT!?!? MORE!?!?!? Gluttoness Bastards, FINE!

Get pulling and I expect to hear some Nerdy beats in your town when I roll through, and NOT just from my ShenaniVan, ya heard me?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

S.G.I.S.Con 6 Secondary Update

Time rolls on and the weekend of Geekends grows ever closer. As of today we are on track for our regularly Scheduled Shinanigans, However, as always, T1nk & I reserve the right to cancel the Con should things come up (such as shows & other things "blowing up").
Lake Gikswongonirmi, near SGISCon Main Site
In my vain hopes to follow a theme, I will move forward under the assumption this year will be Camp-centric.
So far visions of the following dance through my mind:
-Nightly Camp Fire: to include tales, songs and vague native American/patriotic rhetoric speeches
-Fat Camp Event (Eating contest? There is a sandwich shop & a pizza place just down the road)
-Merit Badges or Beads for different event completions (This I would SERIOUSLY need help with but I think could be a blast)
-Science Camp Event (I'm sure a few of you crazy kids have something a far blast better than baking soda & vinegar volcanoes)
-Arts & Crafts (Underwater Basket weaving actually sounds fun, maybe even 'paint your own miniature' tutorial)
-Official Pathfinder Society Sanctioned Game (click through the links if you have no idea what that is)

AND: Recap of the pertinent info:
Date: January 13-16 2012

Price: $25 "Standard Reg" $40 "Late Reg"

Reg dates: November 25 - January 6 "Standard"

January 7 - 16 "Late"

Thanks again to all of you for being the motley band of reprobates I love and I hope to see a whole mess of you there. If you need ANY further info, you should know how, or at least know someone who does know, how to get a hold of me.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Got Your Ticket?

It's time to ride my train of thought again! Hold on, even I don't know if it's a one way or a circuitous clover leaf of madness. Caution, Do Not Read! Contains heavy content as well as flippant. feel free to skip to parts that take your interest. You have been warned.

"Feelings . . . thing about . . . uninspired inspiration."
I was having trouble trying to develop a coherent post for you guys. And, after consuming some new and old art (i.e. music, shows) I was reminded of a mind set I have often spoken in theatre. "To hell with the audience, this is for us." Now don't get me wrong, as of right now and from the start, I love you guys. As far as I can tell the bulk of you guys are friends or people who found me interesting and stuck around, I very much appreciate that and hold that interest close to my heart, thank you. But before I get all mushy, I'm going to get to my point. Wait, no I'm not. I say "from the start until now" because I wait with bated breath for my first trolls and critiques, and though I may not like them, I am . . . preparing myself, for brutal opinions and criticism.
Now for the point. As with many things in life, dominantly art, but also in science, labor and spirituality. It's best, most powerful. when you do it for yourself. When the goal is fulfillment, enrichment, or plain honest work.
Hence the crazy dense random post. I'm writing because I want this blog to be excellent because it's an outlet for me and I wish to share the amalgamation that is my brain, because I like to tell stories, share my brain AND it would seem many people have expressed a desire to receive that. So, to the lovers and the haters, thanks for reading, thanks for thinking. Oh, and PLEASE don't stop thinking.

Other thing I wanted to gab about.

Pathfinder/D&D character build.
(Warning: I'm just going to blab about a build or two I'm cooking up and most likely not going to explain too much or link to anything, I'm just going to assume you know exactly what the hell I'm blathering about OR, you can look it up yourself.)
I'm cooking up a build for a roguish, rakish, dual wielding, dashing, snarky bastard only out for himself. He's a Dansin, which means he needs to be able to detect magic, because all Dansin's interact with the arcane through olfactory senses. In 3.5 I could always burn my human feat on Insightful to give me detect magic, read magic &/or mage hand. However, as of this posting I can't find any feats that give me this sort of thing. I did think that perhaps I could take Minor Magic rogue talent, but, you don't get rogue talents till level 2. So, seeing as there are no restrictions on multiclassing, I thought maybe taking my first level in Bard. Why bard and not sorcerer or something, because I also had the idea that since he's a brash jerk he might take Dazzling Display to intimidate his opponents.
More specifically, I have this vision of him standing over dandies who challenged him to single combat whom he then destroyed, wooing women along the way. Glorious, right (slight sarcasm, but tell me if the concept doesn't have some . . . romance)?
But! Then I also kind of wanted to take Weapon Specialist variant because I intend for him to dual wield a Brace (or 'Case')" of rapiers. I would have to take 4 levels of  Wep. Spec. to get to the first perk, then 2 more levels of Two weapon fighter, THEN, 2-5 levels of Rogue with Rake variant, ON TOP of a level in Bard to get my Dansin traits. Pathfinder Society play only goes up to level 12. Ive almost maxed out levels just trying to get to the full build of my awesome character concept. Is it to broken?
AND, there are no rules anywhere, so far, for a Brace of Rapiers AANNDD I kind of want it to be a trick set where you can actually carry it on one side and without a good perception check most people will think it's a single rapier. So, I'll have to convince my DM's to use special rules I've been cooking up using the Dual Katana Staff, Rapier, cane sword, and weapon damage charts to come up with a good presentation.
Baring that, I may have to keep two sets of gold tallies if a DM says No, and I have to go traditional Two rapiers, or Rapier & short sword, or some such.
And as a note, I WORE two rapiers just last Sunday, it's not that uncomfortable, so I could totally do that, I don't actually think it looked that goofy.

I had another build or two planned, maybe even confess I FINALLY watched Firefly all the way through, but then again maybe not. should be able to cook up some sort of 3rd for th3 nerd before the end of the month. now it's just rambling, less rant/idea sharing. I'll call it now, as it's been 12 hours since I started this post and I think I'm good. Hopefully things will continue to not get worse. Wish me a swift recovery as I AM sick as of the writing of this post. Night, H47ites!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Its That Magical Day

It's 10/6. If you have known me for longer than 6 months you should know something about . . THIS
Well, no, maybe not so much American McGee's Alice: Madness Returns
but that in the traditional renderings of The Mad Hatter from Lewis Carol's stories had him depicted wearing a hat with a sizer card in it marked 10/6. As a result, today is Mad Hatter Day in U.S.
I know it's late, but I did it. Make a note of it for next year, and maybe even get your Hat-on earlier in the year and celebrate the European date 10-6 (the 10nth of June)
I know I had a Hatter like day, did you?

Memeorable: Chess Meme Said Knock You Out

Chess boxing. Yes, it's a thing.

I had planned on doing a long elaborite post with witty puns and some sort of non-commital comentary that was vaguely chuckle worthy at best.

Fuck it, here. Try this if you really even care a bit.

If not, I'm sorry, at least I could introduce you to Let me Google That for You, which most of you probably already know about.

If you feel as satisfied as I do, too bad, try again next week, I might actually post something.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Awe Crap Again

So, busy week, business class starting (gettin my diversified knowledge on), a birthday, a company outing, a meet up with a friend of the family, meeting up with a friend who might as well be family, making my new fitness/training regime fit into my schedule and stick to it, trying to find a time marathon a television series in order to write a post here, trying to review something here, trying to keep things updated.
Sometime ya just go Cuckoo! (ty SJSU TRFT archive)
Any suggestions welcome, such as any Nerdcore artists to review that I have not already, Nerdy topics to discuss, intriguing memes I have not covered. Feel free to comment or email (or even text if ya got my numbahs) and we'll see what tickles my synapses, eh? Dirty.

Stay calm, I will do my best to post a 3rd 4 t3h nrrd before end of month & def an additional post this week, even if only a memeorable. Thanks for readin' H47ites!