BashCrandiboot's recent activity

  1. Comment on What do you think the first sentence of this poem means? | Fiddler Jones by Edgar Lee Masters in ~books

    BashCrandiboot
    Link Parent
    Haha alright sorry, that's what I originally thought you meant by your first comment, but then when you clarified the 12 year old thing I thought "wait, was it all directed at me?!" No harm done....

    Haha alright sorry, that's what I originally thought you meant by your first comment, but then when you clarified the 12 year old thing I thought "wait, was it all directed at me?!"

    No harm done. Sorry if I offended in any way. I really do like your sentiment!

    2 votes
  2. Comment on What do you think the first sentence of this poem means? | Fiddler Jones by Edgar Lee Masters in ~books

    BashCrandiboot
    Link Parent
    Well, I'm honestly talking just surface-level stuff here. Obviously it has some sort of meaning, or he wouldn't have written it. I like the poem and I like the story, and I wanted to talk about...

    Well, I'm honestly talking just surface-level stuff here. Obviously it has some sort of meaning, or he wouldn't have written it. I like the poem and I like the story, and I wanted to talk about it. I wasn't after some sort of pretentious circle-jerk like your first comment seems to imply. But that's alright, I like your meaning too. The Earth has an energy that it outputs into everything on it, even us. And who is Fiddler Jones to fight against it? I like that, thanks.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on What does your photography setup look like? in ~hobbies

    BashCrandiboot
    Link
    Video is my main jam, but I really like my little Olympus EM-10 Mk. 2 for photography. It's micro-four thirds, so all the lenses are really small. Great for travel or bringing into a concert or a...

    Video is my main jam, but I really like my little Olympus EM-10 Mk. 2 for photography. It's micro-four thirds, so all the lenses are really small. Great for travel or bringing into a concert or a football game or something, and it honestly takes great photos. I think people scoff at cropped sensors- mainly for low-light capability, but I scoff at their scoffs.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on What do you think the first sentence of this poem means? | Fiddler Jones by Edgar Lee Masters in ~books

  5. Comment on What do you think the first sentence of this poem means? | Fiddler Jones by Edgar Lee Masters in ~books

    BashCrandiboot
    Link
    If you like this I highly recommend looking up Spoon River Anthology, the book that its from. Each poem is a different inhabitant of the village "Spoon River," named after an actual creek that...

    If you like this I highly recommend looking up Spoon River Anthology, the book that its from. Each poem is a different inhabitant of the village "Spoon River," named after an actual creek that Edgar Lee Masters lived by. You can find pretty much all of them online.

    1 vote
  6. What do you think the first sentence of this poem means? | Fiddler Jones by Edgar Lee Masters

    THE EARTH keeps some vibration going There in your heart, and that is you. And if the people find you can fiddle, Why, fiddle you must, for all your life. What do you see, a harvest of clover? Or...

    THE EARTH keeps some vibration going
    There in your heart, and that is you.
    And if the people find you can fiddle,
    Why, fiddle you must, for all your life.
    What do you see, a harvest of clover?
    Or a meadow to walk through to the river?
    The wind’s in the corn; you rub your hands
    For beeves hereafter ready for market;
    Or else you hear the rustle of skirts
    Like the girls when dancing at Little Grove.
    To Cooney Potter a pillar of dust
    Or whirling leaves meant ruinous drouth;
    They looked to me like Red-Head Sammy
    Stepping it off, to “Toor-a-Loor.”
    How could I till my forty acres
    Not to speak of getting more,
    With a medley of horns, bassoons and piccolos
    Stirred in my brain by crows and robins
    And the creak of a wind-mill—only these?
    And I never started to plow in my life
    That some one did not stop in the road
    And take me away to a dance or picnic.
    I ended up with forty acres;
    I ended up with a broken fiddle—
    And a broken laugh, and a thousand memories,
    And not a single regret.

    I've always loved this poem. To me, it's about a man, loved by many, that recognizes his responsibilities, but can't help but forgo them to go and have fun with friends and loved ones (in short, anyways). The first line, however, has always intrigued me, and I can never land on a meaning for it. I think it's basically saying that in your heart is your true character (your soul), and that will never change. Or maybe it's saying that everyone has that "vibration" in their heart that yearns for enjoyment. What do you think?

    4 votes
  7. Comment on For those getting ready to go back to school: how do you feel about it? in ~life

    BashCrandiboot
    Link Parent
    Good luck dude! Sounds like you've got some solid experience under your belt already. Keep up the good work and it will fly by in no time.

    Good luck dude! Sounds like you've got some solid experience under your belt already. Keep up the good work and it will fly by in no time.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

    BashCrandiboot
    Link
    I'm going to have a nice, easy week. I've been lucky enough to have traveled A LOT this summer, including leaving my country for the very first time in my life. It was week after week at some...

    I'm going to have a nice, easy week.

    I've been lucky enough to have traveled A LOT this summer, including leaving my country for the very first time in my life. It was week after week at some points, for work and for family. I'm very grateful for all those experiences, obviously, but it was very exhausting.

    So I'm going to use this week to rest up. I'm a freelancer so I've got some busy work I've got to catch up on, but at least I can do it from the comfort of my own office.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

    BashCrandiboot
    Link Parent
    Do you have a particular novel you want to buy or are you just gonna see what you can find?

    Do you have a particular novel you want to buy or are you just gonna see what you can find?

    1 vote
  10. Comment on What creative projects are you working on? (August 2019 edition) in ~creative

    BashCrandiboot
    Link
    I started journaling. I've been seeing some amazing travel journal inspiration and it made me want to restrengthen my creative side. I started by interstitial journaling. Just writing out my plan...

    I started journaling. I've been seeing some amazing travel journal inspiration and it made me want to restrengthen my creative side.

    I started by interstitial journaling. Just writing out my plan for the day and adding in blurbs when I complete tasks, but then I bought some travel art supplies. I got some nice pens, a water color brush pen, and I put some water colors in an altoid tin.

    Besides that, I've been working on a screenplay in my off time. I've started a million of these things and never finish. I've accepted that it's just a hobby and an outlet to get ideas out of my head even if they never see the light of day in a meaningful way.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

    BashCrandiboot
    Link
    Chance the Rapper's new album. He's such a good mood booster.

    Chance the Rapper's new album. He's such a good mood booster.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Scientists have managed to restore circulation and cellular functions in pig brains hours after death, which raises questions about our understanding of what it means to die in ~science

    BashCrandiboot
    Link Parent
    Try opening it in an incognito or private browsing window.

    Try opening it in an incognito or private browsing window.

  13. Comment on What's a question you genuinely don't know the answer to? in ~talk

    BashCrandiboot
    Link Parent
    I have hated math my whole life but you people are blowing my mind right now.

    I have hated math my whole life but you people are blowing my mind right now.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~test

  15. Comment on What's your aesthetic? in ~talk

  16. Comment on Fantasy Football Team Discussion Thread in ~sports

    BashCrandiboot
    Link Parent
    They do. It runs fairly well but it's clear they are still working out some kinks in the chat feature and stuff. I think this is their first big year as far as user base goes. All that being said,...

    They do. It runs fairly well but it's clear they are still working out some kinks in the chat feature and stuff. I think this is their first big year as far as user base goes.

    All that being said, if everyone would rather use Yahoo I have no qualms whatsoever.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Fantasy Football Team Discussion Thread in ~sports

    BashCrandiboot
    Link Parent
    Depends on what everyone else wants. I have accounts on all the major ones. The main league that I commish just switched to Sleeperbot, and we're all pretty happy with that. Once we've got enough...

    Depends on what everyone else wants. I have accounts on all the major ones. The main league that I commish just switched to Sleeperbot, and we're all pretty happy with that. Once we've got enough people I'll hold it to a vote. Do you have any preference?

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Fantasy Football Team Discussion Thread in ~sports

    BashCrandiboot
    Link Parent
    I love FF. It has forced me to watch teams and players I normally wouldn't.

    I love FF. It has forced me to watch teams and players I normally wouldn't.

  19. Comment on Fantasy Football Team Discussion Thread in ~sports

    BashCrandiboot
    Link Parent
    Excellent! Let me know if you know any other tilders that are interested. We only need a few more.

    Excellent! Let me know if you know any other tilders that are interested. We only need a few more.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Fantasy Football Team Discussion Thread in ~sports

    BashCrandiboot
    Link Parent
    Sweet. We've got a few people now. I'd like to get 10 teams total if we can.

    Sweet. We've got a few people now. I'd like to get 10 teams total if we can.