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buru5

@buru5@mstdn.games

writes about games @ https://oncomputer.games
writes about music @ https://onpopmusic.com

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buru5, to random
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cartoon portrait of me circa 2019 or so. this was at a work thing, and the artist talked to me for about 30 minutes before doing the sketch, hence the cats and speech bubble contents.

buru5, to random
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Dragon Quest III for GBC was released on December 8th, 2000. Big oversight on my part.

rootcompute, to random
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Pretty cool how my old iPod touch from over 10 years ago has nearly 3000 songs loaded up and there's no way for me to recover any of them

buru5,
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@rootcompute oh this one is simple. plug the ipod into your stereo then record the output with a blue yeti mic via audacity then individually tag and label each recording. all the millennials are doing this.

rootcompute, to random
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Radical idea for social media: we should be able to leave a like on other people's like actions. If somebody likes (or "favorites" in Mastodon parlance) my post, I should be able to express that I like that they liked what I had to say

We could continue giving each other back and forth likes until eventually two accounts bound together in reciprocal liking reach the like singularity

buru5,
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@rootcompute we should be able to repost likes and let others know that they liked our likes

buru5,
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@rootcompute

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buru5, to random
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i have joined the "sit around watching jeopardy all day" club; membership dues include a pot of coffee and one pair of sweatpants.

buru5, to random
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i love Okami, but there is no excuse for its unskippable 20-minute exposition-dump introduction. it's almost so hostile to the player that Capcom should have been required to put a warning on the box, "heavy object required."

(to hold down the x button while you walk away and clean the house or whatever)

buru5, to random
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when you die, you go to heaven; when i die, i go back to grandma's house with chrono cross and the crt

jake4480, to random
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Mentally, I'm 96

buru5,
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@jake4480 i read "you want out of life" first

buru5, to music
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i've always found pop covers of metal songs fascinating as they clearly draw out the original creator's intended melody and reveal the pop underpinnings of metal (standard verse-chorus song structures, for example), and The Cardigan's cover of Sabbath Bloody Sabbath comes close to being one of my favorite renovations.

anything else come to mind?

https://youtu.be/aAOlvbKmU4A?si=BVgqcV_FCErAd8-_

buru5,
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@jake4480 i recall a lounge cover of Down With the Sickness (or maybe it was a different song?) that used to play on the radio in the 2000s. does this ring a bell? i can't find anything about it online.

buru5,
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@jake4480 yes, that's it. thank you.

i love his conversion of UWA AH AH AHA into that soft little diddy melody.

https://youtu.be/qntBBbvgBxM?si=V9MBWZCaUaMk3lL9

buru5,
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@LadyMarth01 excellent pick. the greatest covers are such that they sound almost like a different song entirely, befitting the style of the coverer instead of the coveree; The Cardigans and Cake do just that.

rootcompute, to random
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Okay, but has anybody actually eaten a slice of the glue pizza? Don't knock it until you try it

buru5,
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@rootcompute right. everyone is so self-righteous, like they're better than me because i eat glue pizza or drink my own urine.

buru5, to Cat
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i spotted a cool with very curled ear hair on my walk today

jake4480, to random
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New Nada Surf is 🔥 (because of course it is)

https://youtu.be/f5aToiQ3co4

buru5,
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@jake4480 cool power pop track. nice harmonizing during the build-up to the chorus and the chorus itself.

buru5, to random
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"music sucks now" or: you haven't listened to any new music and you're hopelessly stuck mentally in your glory years

buru5, to blogging
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presenting an archive of vitriol, negativity, and embarrassment circa 2008; it's fascinating to see my thoughts from so long ago.

https://web.archive.org/web/20181116125323/https://fluorophoric.livejournal.com/

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"in reality"

buru5, to random
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i don't remember much before being 7-years old but i do remember inviting a friend over for a sleepover and this friend, at the breakfast table with my family, cracked open a can of pepsi and poured it into his bowl of cheerios. my father didn't say anything at the time but after my friend left he said my friend was never allowed to come over again; i knew it had to be the pepsi-cheerios because my friend was otherwise well behaved. this had a profound impact on me.

buru5,
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@jake4480 yeah, it's bizarre behavior. i never went over to that kid's house so i can't even imagine how strange it must have been, like another world entirely where everything is backwards and revolting.

buru5, to Nintendo
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I have it on good authority that "Switch 2" (named the "Swipe") is a card-based console with a card reader built into the unit. The cards, once swiped, unlock access to: full games, wallpapers, avatars, DLC, and even apps like Hulu, YouTube, and Netflix. The Swipe will be released by the end of Q2 2025, alongside over 200 cards purchased separately in booster packs.

One of the neat things about this is that, if you still have old e-Reader cards, you can swipe them for fun extras.

buru5,
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@rootcompute we can only hope. we will definitely know more early 2025. holding my breath for new card-based Nintendo IPs, lord knows they're overdue.

buru5,
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@rootcompute
@jake4480

(any Persona game)

LadyMarth01, to music
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I've been meaning to share a couple things I've recorded somewhat recently. Nothing fancy, simple one-take stuff — obvious mistakes and all. I make no claims of being a professional! :cat_music:

buru5,
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@LadyMarth01 nice ambiance. sounds like a lofi mixture of Talk Talk's last two albums and Spacemen 3's less noisy tracks.

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