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  1. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I'm now into month three of almost exclusive King Diamond territory. I can't stop. I've been scrobbling my tracks on last.fm since 2009 and King Diamond is now #3 on my all-time artists (Mercyful...

    I'm now into month three of almost exclusive King Diamond territory. I can't stop. I've been scrobbling my tracks on last.fm since 2009 and King Diamond is now #3 on my all-time artists (Mercyful Fate is #6).

    I've been stuck on The Graveyard, Voodoo, and House Of God albums.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Favorite hobby / subculture YouTube channels? in ~hobbies

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    I was a barista for many years but now have been roasting for about 6 years professionally with years before that figuring out roasting at home. Home roasting is a lot of fun and you can get...

    I was a barista for many years but now have been roasting for about 6 years professionally with years before that figuring out roasting at home.
    Home roasting is a lot of fun and you can get really good results. I remember back in the day when I was roasting with a heat gun/bread machine combo. I had some green from the same lot as the most well-known roaster here in Portland OR US. Mine was just as good, if not better, than theirs. At that point I knew I was onto something. Now that I've been working on big machines with automation and all that I really miss the fully hands-on process only relying on your senses instead of sensors. I hope you keep on having fun roasting at home, and keep on trying out new coffees. It never gets old!

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  3. Comment on Favorite hobby / subculture YouTube channels? in ~hobbies

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    As a lifer in the coffee industry I love James Hoffmann's content and his overall approach. What's your home roasting setup?

    As a lifer in the coffee industry I love James Hoffmann's content and his overall approach. What's your home roasting setup?

  4. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I can't get off this King Diamond train that I've been on for the last couple of weeks. I keep coming back to The Graveyard and Voodoo. The stories are just so good, the musicianship is top notch,...

    I can't get off this King Diamond train that I've been on for the last couple of weeks. I keep coming back to The Graveyard and Voodoo. The stories are just so good, the musicianship is top notch, and there's nothing more to be said about King's vocals. I'm dipping my toes into the House Of God album. It feels way more straightforward so far but still pretty good.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I also have been sucked into Balatro and Helldivers. They're an excellent pair of games to scratch different itches.

    I also have been sucked into Balatro and Helldivers. They're an excellent pair of games to scratch different itches.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    This week I decided to give the Cold Lake album by Celtic Frost a couple of spins. In the world of heavy/extreme metal, Celtic Frost is one of the pioneers. From early on in their output they...

    This week I decided to give the Cold Lake album by Celtic Frost a couple of spins. In the world of heavy/extreme metal, Celtic Frost is one of the pioneers. From early on in their output they already started to get a bit experimental. Then this album dropped. At its core it's a hair metal album which was a massive letdown to their reputation considering that they were formulaic in the now rising death and black metal scenes.
    I'm already forming a soft spot for it. Thomas Fischer is a true riff lord and his vocal style is iconic but, hoo boy, do they not mix well in this style of super sleazy and dirty hair metal.
    I get it why this is one of the biggest maligned metal albums of all time, but with my defective brain I can see the charm and am now a Cold Lake apologist.

  7. Comment on Steam Next Fest: what have you been playing? in ~games

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    Same here. I've had a really good time with it so far and am looking forward to all the extra content.

    Same here. I've had a really good time with it so far and am looking forward to all the extra content.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Game suggestions for a weekly online group in ~games

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    I've been playing Elden Ring with up to 5 others using the seamless co-op mod. It can be a bit buggy at times but it's been one of the greatest gaming experiences I've had.

    I've been playing Elden Ring with up to 5 others using the seamless co-op mod. It can be a bit buggy at times but it's been one of the greatest gaming experiences I've had.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    It's a goodie. I was playing it quite a bit recently with some buddies until I got kidnapped by the seamless coop Elden Ring mod.

    It's a goodie. I was playing it quite a bit recently with some buddies until I got kidnapped by the seamless coop Elden Ring mod.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on In your opinion, what is the appropriate number of outfits to rotate through at work? in ~life.men

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    I work in a warehouse, so similar for me. The only thing I care about is being psyched about which band shirt I'm wearing.

    I work in a warehouse, so similar for me. The only thing I care about is being psyched about which band shirt I'm wearing.

  11. Comment on What was your highlight of 2023? in ~talk

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    I've gotten to see the King a few times now in the last 10 years. You're in for a treat; He still sounds amazing. Where are you going to see him?

    I've gotten to see the King a few times now in the last 10 years. You're in for a treat; He still sounds amazing. Where are you going to see him?

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

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    My main artists this week: King Diamond Darkthrone (of course) Darkspace

    My main artists this week:

    King Diamond
    Darkthrone (of course)
    Darkspace

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Darkthrone is my favorite. Almost 20 albums and IMO they're all great.

    Darkthrone is my favorite. Almost 20 albums and IMO they're all great.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Year in Review: Your music of 2023 in ~music

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    According to last.fm my top 5 artists of the year are as follows: Immolation Sargeist Khold Darkthrone King Diamond

    According to last.fm my top 5 artists of the year are as follows:

    Immolation
    Sargeist
    Khold
    Darkthrone
    King Diamond

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Steam Winter Sale 2023: Hidden gems in ~games

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    It might be a little more mainstream but does anyone have any strong opinions on Outward? The definitive edition is very discounted and I've been about to get it a few times.

    It might be a little more mainstream but does anyone have any strong opinions on Outward? The definitive edition is very discounted and I've been about to get it a few times.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Steam Winter Sale 2023: Hidden gems in ~games

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    Oh wow, I played a lot of Osmos probably back when it came out. I might have to get it again.

    Oh wow, I played a lot of Osmos probably back when it came out. I might have to get it again.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~health.mental

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    Another fellow ex-nailbiter chiming in. I've been off of it for over 25 years which is crazy to think about. I remember how proud of myself I was when I was able to stop and would need to use...

    Another fellow ex-nailbiter chiming in. I've been off of it for over 25 years which is crazy to think about. I remember how proud of myself I was when I was able to stop and would need to use clippers for real. I don't think I'll ever be able to fully shake the urge because I still constantly groom them with my teeth, but I'll continue taking that win.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll check it out today.

    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll check it out today.

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

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    I have fallen back into an early Opeth mood. I used to listen to them all the time back in the early 2000s before Ghost Reveries came out, which was the beginning of the end of my interest in...

    I have fallen back into an early Opeth mood. I used to listen to them all the time back in the early 2000s before Ghost Reveries came out, which was the beginning of the end of my interest in them. I never listened to their first album, Orchid, so I plan on exploring it this weekend.
    Earlier this week and last weekend I was in an almost nonstop Limbonic Art mood. For the uninitiated they're a symphonic black metal band whose heyday was in the 90s-early 2000s. To me at times they sound like a super harsh version of video game music from outer space and hell.

    https://www.tapmusic.net/lastfm/collage.php?user=tom957&type=7day&size=3x3&caption=true&playcount=true

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

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    I've been back in my usual multimonth dive of King Diamond and Mercyful Fate. I keep getting stuck listening to "The Eye" over and over but I'm trying to dig deeper into the mid and later King...

    I've been back in my usual multimonth dive of King Diamond and Mercyful Fate. I keep getting stuck listening to "The Eye" over and over but I'm trying to dig deeper into the mid and later King Diamond albums.
    I've also been listening to Endless Wound by Black Curse and Eroded Corridors Of Unbeing by Spectral Voice. Along with Blood Incantation there's gotta be something in the water in Colorado for such nasty and "out there" death metal.

    6 votes