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  1. Comment on The Tildes Best of 2020 Music Dropbox - please bookmark, or ignore in ~music

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    Floral Tattoo - You Can Never Have a Long Enough Head Start Emo / Indie Rock / Shoegaze-y / Noise Rock-y Released 3 January 2020 (that's a long time ago) Sample - Life in Color When I first heard...

    Floral Tattoo - You Can Never Have a Long Enough Head Start
    Emo / Indie Rock / Shoegaze-y / Noise Rock-y
    Released 3 January 2020 (that's a long time ago)

    Sample - Life in Color

    When I first heard this album, and even after listening to it a few times, I felt that it's good but not amazing. I still kind of feel that way, but through the whole year I kept coming back to it, very very often. It's just very nice to listen to. It might be my most listened to 2020 album. If you like artists like Car Seat Headrest or any of the Emo Revival stuff, I think you might like this one.

    There are a lot of amazing tracks on this album - Life in Color, the sample I have selected, is an amazing first track, it really bangs and sets the mood for the album. Most of the tracks are at least ok, the middle of the album gets a bit weaker for me, but it's still definitely not bad. The penultimate track with the last track are the highlight for me. The final track, (My Life Fell Apart This Year), always hits really hard when I listen through the whole album. And listening through the album as a whole is really important for me, it just isn't the same if I don't. It probably isn't that amazing of a song by itself, but it pretty much always sends shivers all over my body, it's a really good closing track.

  2. Comment on Daily thread - United States 2021 transition of power - January 11 in ~news

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    That really is weird. Did something happen we don't know about?

    That really is weird. Did something happen we don't know about?

    2 votes
  3. Comment on What are your best memories from 2020? in ~talk

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    I don't really have any amazing moments, but 2020 was ok for me. Specific nice moments: Relaxing days, doing nothing over the summer, going on nice walks in the forest. Spontaneously deciding to...

    I don't really have any amazing moments, but 2020 was ok for me.

    Specific nice moments:

    • Relaxing days, doing nothing over the summer, going on nice walks in the forest.
    • Spontaneously deciding to learn how to skateboard, actually getting a skateboard and actually learning some basics.
    • Making a nice game for Ludum Dare, and people saying some nice things about it. Getting 2nd place in the "mood" category and 10th place in the audio category in the results with it.
    • Doing Timasomo.
    • Read some nice stories, played some nice games, watched some nice shows.

    I didn't have any amazing experiences, but also no terrible experiences. So I mostly kept up the status quo in 2020, which I am ok with. It would be great if I finally got around fixing some of the bigger "problems", but that's a hard thing to do, and not having things get bad is pretty good by itself.

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

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    Started my second real playthrough of Omori. It's still so amazing even after seeing most parts for the third time now (even though on this route through the game some things should start getting...

    Started my second real playthrough of Omori. It's still so amazing even after seeing most parts for the third time now (even though on this route through the game some things should start getting pretty different). It's story really is incredible, I am always noticing new amazing small details on the way. It's also a pretty great RPG game, after going through the game fast on the first playthroughs, I am going to try to 100% the game, get all the achievements and stuff cause it's so great.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on What were the best games you played this year? in ~games

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    Omori. It got released 5 days ago, and it's absolutely my favorite game I played this year. It's very good, and definitely not getting the attention it deserves. If you like story based games...

    Omori. It got released 5 days ago, and it's absolutely my favorite game I played this year. It's very good, and definitely not getting the attention it deserves. If you like story based games and/or turn based rpgs definitely check it out.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on What do you wear? in ~design

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    I pretty much just wear everything black, because I like how it looks, and it allows me to blend in pretty well. Also I am colorblind so it's a good way to not wear some extra bad color combo that...

    I pretty much just wear everything black, because I like how it looks, and it allows me to blend in pretty well. Also I am colorblind so it's a good way to not wear some extra bad color combo that I wouldn't notice. In this weather, I pretty much always wear a black tshirt (band tshirt or plain one), black jeans and a black hoodie, plus a jacket outside. Black sneakers, year round, except maybe if I am out in the mountains. Maybe a sweater instead of the hoodie if I am rarely feeling fancy. I was actually going to get some nice new jacket this year, but because I don't really go out too much, I will wait until next winter.

    Of course this year, I am mostly just wearing sweatpants and a tshirt every day.

    I hate any noticeable logos and stuff on my clothes, I like it when my clothes are very basic. Kind of sucks that something like Uniqlo isn't a thing here, as far as I am aware. I guess I'd say my aesthetic is "emo, but i don't want to be noticed".

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Surviving the winter in ~life

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    I enjoyed reading your thoughts. Thank you for writing a lot of words. I think venting stuff like this helps. I too don't really see myself as the same person as when I was a kid. At least until I...

    I enjoyed reading your thoughts. Thank you for writing a lot of words. I think venting stuff like this helps.

    I too don't really see myself as the same person as when I was a kid. At least until I was about 12~ I had like nothing in common with me now. Maybe when I was like 18 is the first time I would actually consider as current me. And there are some things that stayed the same since I was a kid. But I was so different, that I feel like it wasn't really me. I always thought this might be common for people, but I never talked about this with anyone.

    Good luck with everything.

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  8. Comment on Eleven days in ~talk

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    I should do quite a bit of work, but the biggest stuff should be done for this year. So I want to relax and play some videogames guilt free, while still keeping up with work, so I don't get...

    I should do quite a bit of work, but the biggest stuff should be done for this year. So I want to relax and play some videogames guilt free, while still keeping up with work, so I don't get swamped once the holidays are over. I heard about a game called Omori, which I think I might enjoy. It has some Undertale vibes, so I want to play that when it comes out. I'd like to try fix my sleep schedule a bit - if possible I'd like to go back to sleeping at 1 am and waking up at 9 am. Also I am going to eat meat again for the first time in a year for the Christmas dinner, it will definitely be very special, haha.

    I don't really believe things are actually going to get better in the next year, but we can hope. It would be nice if things went back to "normal".

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Is it normal to think about your life really hard every night? in ~talk

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    I am very lucky that I have some great friends who can listen very well, and we talk openly about stuff like this. Without my friends, I would have definitely been in a terrible place, because...

    I am very lucky that I have some great friends who can listen very well, and we talk openly about stuff like this. Without my friends, I would have definitely been in a terrible place, because talking about this stuff really does help. Still, I don't want to talk about stuff like this every day with them, especially if they don't talk about as many "stupid" problems as I do.

    (Thank you to everyone who commented in this thread - I read all of your responses. You are all so nice, to take your time and write so much useful advice and share similar experiences. I would respond to all of you, but I don't want to spam too much and I should also be sleeping right now, haha. I didn't know where to put this so it's in this comment. I'll try to write more responses tomorrow.)

    4 votes
  10. Comment on The Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) 2020 Showcase Thread in ~talk

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    Thank you so much! I am so happy you enjoyed listening to the EP. I've never heard of SongFight, but it looks pretty cool - I really like making un-proffesional low-fi diy music like this so I...

    Thank you so much! I am so happy you enjoyed listening to the EP. I've never heard of SongFight, but it looks pretty cool - I really like making un-proffesional low-fi diy music like this so I will definitely check it out. The percussion on the third track is actually just me hitting the table with some reverby effects added :).

    2 votes
  11. Is it normal to think about your life really hard every night?

    It's 3 am and after going through my standard thinking progression of topics like "am i annoying to my friends", "why am i single, will i be single forever", "oh god i am not doing enough work and...

    It's 3 am and after going through my standard thinking progression of topics like "am i annoying to my friends", "why am i single, will i be single forever", "oh god i am not doing enough work and i will fall behind", "i didnt exercise at all today... or yesterday... or this month... shit" I started thinking about the fact that I am even thinking about this stuff.

    I want to ask if it's normal to have your, I guess mood change like this basically every day. During the day I dont care, as I am winding down late at night I pretty much always start doing this. Ok, sometimes when I give myself time to think this too happens - for example when i go for a walk. When I am focused on stuff fully, be it work or entertainment, this doesnt happen. When I let my mind wander, I do this. I am just wondering if this is at least a bit normal.

    Sorry for venting like this... for some reason writing this out for some strangers on the internet is what I decided will help me fall asleep tonight.

    Edit: also every time I wake up after spamming my friends or spamming awesome people on sites like this, i cringe really hard at myself. Then, I regret doing this and want to delete everything. is that also normal? ... yeah i know the answer is probably no :(

    21 votes
  12. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (December 2020) in ~talk

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    Losing your pets is such a hard and terrible experience. I lost two cats in my life and even though I was kind of young when it happened, it still sucked. They just disappeared one day, which...

    Losing your pets is such a hard and terrible experience. I lost two cats in my life and even though I was kind of young when it happened, it still sucked. They just disappeared one day, which might have lessened the pain. But having to see them weak, and getting weaker must be so much worse. I can't really imagine what you are going through now. Pets are amazing, losing your friends is terrible. Stay strong. I hope 2021 won't be as shit as 2020.

    6 votes
  13. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (December 2020) in ~talk

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    I am not ace, but I lurk quite a lot in ace communities, because I am demi. Kissing, cuddling, hugging, hand-holding and everything like that seems to vary between people. Some aces like these...

    I am not ace, but I lurk quite a lot in ace communities, because I am demi. Kissing, cuddling, hugging, hand-holding and everything like that seems to vary between people. Some aces like these things, some aces don't. I am pretty sure most aces are ok with cuddling and hand holding, less aces will be ok with kissing. Some aces might even be ok with more. So you are right that it's not really answerable by other aces. You already said that you want to talk about it with her, which I think is definitely a good idea.

    6 votes
  14. Comment on The Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) 2020 Showcase Thread in ~talk

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    Thank you so much! It means a lot to me, especially from another music artist. Making the IF game was great fun too :).

    Thank you so much! It means a lot to me, especially from another music artist. Making the IF game was great fun too :).

    3 votes
  15. Comment on I attempted to cross Norway in a completely straight line (Part 1) in ~misc

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    This, the Wales mission, and the how not to travel Europe series were so amazing. All of them are among my favorite things I've seen on Youtube. Whenever GeoWizard makes one of these missions it...

    This, the Wales mission, and the how not to travel Europe series were so amazing. All of them are among my favorite things I've seen on Youtube. Whenever GeoWizard makes one of these missions it makes me want to go on an adventure too! Just need to convince some of my mates, maybe the next summer :).

    3 votes
  16. Comment on The Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) 2020 Showcase Thread in ~talk

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    Amazing job. The tracks are very atmospheric. All the tracks could work great in some post-apocalyptic exploration game. Also, I really like the cover art for the EP! I think I heard about WIPP...

    Amazing job. The tracks are very atmospheric. All the tracks could work great in some post-apocalyptic exploration game. Also, I really like the cover art for the EP!

    I think I heard about WIPP (or something similar) in a Tom Scott video, signifying danger without making people go in there looking for treasure is a difficult thing to do.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on The Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) 2020 Showcase Thread in ~talk

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    wdw wdw is a short alt-rock(?) EP - if it can be called that, being only ~6 minutes long. So this is the first music thingy I am showing to people on the internet, which is pretty cool! (I guess I...

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    wdw is a short alt-rock(?) EP - if it can be called that, being only ~6 minutes long.

    So this is the first music thingy I am showing to people on the internet, which is pretty cool! (I guess I made music for my Ludum Dare games, but that doesn't have singing so it's different! i guess.) I am actually pretty happy with how it turned out, considering I actually spent only about 3-4 days making this, because I was busy with stuff, and when I wasn't busy I got distracted by other stuff (like when I made this interactive fiction game with a long name).

    The first track is a pointless intro type deal, to set the mood or something. The second track - "yyyyyyyyy" - is my favorite, making it was so fun, just going ham on the randomness and experimentation was amazing. Most of the lyrics are just adlibbed, the guitar is just me going in and playing something. I think I will definitely make more music like this track in the future. The third track - "SemicolonBeginParentheses" - is a closing track for this thingy. Also, the cover for the EP is a random photo I took, edited to be a bit nicer, I am actually a fan of how it looks.

    I have no idea how to master music or anything like that, so it's bound to be very very rough. Let's say it's intentionally made that way. It's also no secret that I wouldn't win any singing talent shows, but I hope the singing is ok enough, and if it isn't, it's made to be bad on purpose too! My guitar playing is no doubt totally awesome though, definitely.

    Overall, making this was a great time. Thank you @kfwyre for running timasomo. If there is another Timasomo next year, I'd like to join again, maybe focusing on my project for more than just 3 days this time.

    9 votes
  18. Comment on Timasomo 2020 Thread #5: Final Update Thread in ~creative

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    Luckily one important deadline got delayed for a few more days, allowing me to spend yesterday procrastinating by recording more music! So yesterday I managed to finish one more track and a short...

    Luckily one important deadline got delayed for a few more days, allowing me to spend yesterday procrastinating by recording more music! So yesterday I managed to finish one more track and a short intro track. I will use the remaining time before the showcase happens to upload the stuff somewhere (probably youtube) and to choose/create some cool photo/image as cover art for the songs.

    This will be the first time sharing my music. I made some music for my Ludum Dare games, but that doesn't contain my terrible singing. I am actually kind of happy with one of the tracks, so I am debating if I even want to show you guys both of them or just the one I like. Like both of the tracks are cringy and bad, buuut... one of them is cringier and bader. I think I will post both of them in the end but god, I am not good at this!

    4 votes
  19. Comment on Timasomo 2020 Thread #5: Final Update Thread in ~creative

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    So I recorded a song this weekend. I am happy I managed to make at least one, even though I think it's terrible, still I managed to do my goal, that was definitely set sky high. The song is very...

    So I recorded a song this weekend. I am happy I managed to make at least one, even though I think it's terrible, still I managed to do my goal, that was definitely set sky high. The song is very rough and diy (read as bad). Maybe I'll be able to make more tomorrow, we'll see!

    5 votes
  20. Comment on Positive Youtube channels? in ~hobbies

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    Great recommendation! I watched two of the videos, and it's so fun! Doing a super serious deep dive on random video game topics works great apparently. Also the host is really cute and good...

    Great recommendation! I watched two of the videos, and it's so fun! Doing a super serious deep dive on random video game topics works great apparently. Also the host is really cute and good looking! Amazing.

    5 votes