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  1. Comment on Tycho - Into the Woods in ~music

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    If you are into tycho i strongly recommend vijunns debut album that came out not long ago. He made contact with me on Reddit after finding my spotify playlist and asked if I was interested in...

    If you are into tycho i strongly recommend vijunns debut album that came out not long ago. He made contact with me on Reddit after finding my spotify playlist and asked if I was interested in listening to it and that it might fit. Tycho helped him with the early mixing.

    Needless to say songs where added to my list instantly.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on What was your most memorable gaming moment? in ~games

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    This is a tough one. But what first comes to mind is when i came back home from the store and installed Half-Life back when it came out. Me, my dad, my friend and his dad where present, and all...

    This is a tough one. But what first comes to mind is when i came back home from the store and installed Half-Life back when it came out. Me, my dad, my friend and his dad where present, and all our brains where completely blown that day.

    Other then that, hitting Legend in Hearthstone my first time made me float on clouds for a few days. Back then only about 10k people per monthly season made it to Legend(0.01% of the player base). This is one of the few games i really went all in on, and after so much hard work over several months it was immensely satisfying. My first month in Legend was quite memorable to, somehow i managed to get top 200 that season and got to play a few pro players and known streamers, it was pretty surreal at first.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on A rather sensual macro shot i took of my ex girlsfriend's belly button in 2004. in ~creative

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    Someone once told me that i can't tag other members in the actual post, only in the comments(halp). That the feature isn't implemented yet. But i would like to make a special shout out to...

    Someone once told me that i can't tag other members in the actual post, only in the comments(halp). That the feature isn't implemented yet. But i would like to make a special shout out to @suspended who wanted to see more of my macro shots after the initial one, hope you like it :)

    4 votes
  4. Comment on A rather sensual macro shot i took of my ex girlsfriend's belly button in 2004. in ~creative

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    This is one of my favorite pictures i have ever taken. She was my first real girlfriend, and all we did was spend time in bed, naturally. This one morning we woke up and there was this cold and...

    This is one of my favorite pictures i have ever taken. She was my first real girlfriend, and all we did was spend time in bed, naturally.

    This one morning we woke up and there was this cold and blue light pouring in through a gap in the window. I told her not to move a millimeter and fetched the camera and an ice cube, put it on top of her, and managed to get this shot. After some initial squeaking and it floating around all over her for a bit of course, lol!

    I posted another macro shot of my hometown here in the past, and many of you agreed that it was a picture of a mushroom, not my town. There are some similarities between these pictures and many other macro shots i have taken, there is more to it. Most people would say that it's a picture of an ice cube, and be happy with that, i say it's a picture of young love, to me at least.

    I'm not sure if i want to describe it further, like the angle or anything. I like the idea that other's can't make out exactly what they are looking at other then the ice cube, and you guys know more then you should already. I have this idea that it might look sensual even though you don't know what the background is. You are left thinking it's sensual, but don't know why, while i know you just looked at some female curves without knowing it.

    As usual there is no after work, i simply never spent time learning how to. But with this type of intense natural light who would want to change anything.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on What's your dream laptop for running *nix? in ~comp

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    Well, as good as it can be using last years tech for both longevity and power for a good price(i always buy last years tech), where i can upgrade the GPU in the future to make it live even longer....

    Well, as good as it can be using last years tech for both longevity and power for a good price(i always buy last years tech), where i can upgrade the GPU in the future to make it live even longer. The price range i am looking at to achieve this is 1500-1600£ or so. I don't feel like doing my own build this time, and i am considering one of these. It's like having someone else build your perfect gaming pc for you without any extra costs.

    My current pc is a webhallen config, and i am sooo pleased with it. i plussed together the prices of the parts of my current pc before buying it, and i basically got the case and water cooling for free + them putting it together and a windows copy to go with.

  6. Comment on What's your dream laptop for running *nix? in ~comp

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    if i could spend $4200 on a computer for shits and giggles i would shit giggles. I am looking at buying a new desktop and the price is to damn high >_<

    if i could spend $4200 on a computer for shits and giggles i would shit giggles. I am looking at buying a new desktop and the price is to damn high >_<

    5 votes
  7. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    i don't really plan on sharing it anywhere else, perhaps a discord server i hang in. Don't know of any other place i could share it. A blog is generally a good idea though. Just not for me, i think.

    i don't really plan on sharing it anywhere else, perhaps a discord server i hang in. Don't know of any other place i could share it.

    A blog is generally a good idea though. Just not for me, i think.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on The Cinematic Orchestra, Lou Rhodes - Time and Space in ~music

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    A taste of the electro-jazz playlist i am compiling for Tildes.

    A taste of the electro-jazz playlist i am compiling for Tildes.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Skinshape - I Didn't Know in ~music

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    You are going to have to help me out with tagging the genre here guys, i am terrible at it. He has gotten his inspiration from a lot of things, but in particular 60s-70s funk, soul, reggae,...

    You are going to have to help me out with tagging the genre here guys, i am terrible at it. He has gotten his inspiration from a lot of things, but in particular 60s-70s funk, soul, reggae, psychedelic rock, Afrobeat and folk. His early productions consisted mostly of hip-hop and trip-hop sampled tracks and beats. Often recording his own samples on tape.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    I just started working again and focus on rest on my spare time, which often means consuming some entertainment like a movie or playing a game in my underpants, fry would be proud. That being...

    I just started working again and focus on rest on my spare time, which often means consuming some entertainment like a movie or playing a game in my underpants, fry would be proud. That being said, it's been, and will be, a pretty social weekend for me. I spent time with a couple of close friends the other day, and i plan on spending time with family as well.

    On Sunday i am heading into the city to eat dinner with my sister and her boyfriend, and i have been considering visiting my parents today and grill up some food. It might sound a bit odd, but i am looking forward to the potential buss ride today if i decide to visit them. On the buss you cannot do anything else then just relax and reflect, it's also my favorite place to listen to music.

    I wanted to write something this weekend to, which ended up being a movie review i posted here on Tildes. I have really been enjoying writing lately, with a focus on becoming better at it. I just need to figure out what to write about.
    Not long ago a person here on Tildes commented that they would be interested in a short write-up about electro-jazz, so i have slowly been compiling a playlist of the genre in preparation of this. People also seemed to like the review i wrote, so perhaps that's something i can do more of in the future. I thought about it yesterday, and i came up with the idea that i could focus on movies that flew under the radar for most people.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Primer (2004) - My spoiler free review of possibly the most complex and headscratch enducing time traveling themed sci-fi movie of all time. in ~movies

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    Lmao!! This is great! xkcd rarely fails to make me laugh.

    Lmao!! This is great!

    xkcd rarely fails to make me laugh.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Black Oak - Collapse | Official Video (2019) in ~music

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    My friends just released their new music video last week and i thought i should do some shameless promotion online in support of them. They are a small local band here in Sweden who has been...

    My friends just released their new music video last week and i thought i should do some shameless promotion online in support of them.

    They are a small local band here in Sweden who has been playing music with each other for decades. All very sympathetic and lovely people that i love spending time with. It was yesterday when i hung out with the bassist and the former drummer that they informed me that the video is finished, and i must say it looks pretty good, even though it´s quite generic. Then again, when there is no money to be spent, going with the approach that they did is understandable.

    Fun fact, Niklas, one of the guitarists and the producer of the band, recorded and made all the vehicle sounds for the video game Just Cause 4.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Primer (2004) - My spoiler free review of possibly the most complex and headscratch enducing time traveling themed sci-fi movie of all time. in ~movies

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    Thank you! This is some really nice additional information. I just watched the commentary video, but i had to change vpn server, seems like it´s not available in Europe for some reason, or at...

    Thank you! This is some really nice additional information. I just watched the commentary video, but i had to change vpn server, seems like it´s not available in Europe for some reason, or at least the three country´s i tried in EU before connecting to a USA based server.

    It seems like i hit the nail on the head with how i interpreted the movie and it´s creation, which feels good, it means i am learning more and more about film making. Perhaps i should write more reviews just to get better at interpreting and widen my understanding.

    Those graphical time line explanation attempts provided even more closure, perfect for this morning after letting the experience sink in. I can´t say i fully understand everything even after looking at them though :D

    Upstream color is added to my list of things to watch as of today. It´s going to be interesting to see how Shane´s film making has evolved after Primer.

    edit: @JXM reminded me that i forgot to mention the script for A Topiary. Must be hard to find these scripts of unmade movies? I wonder if it´s worth a read or not.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on What is a contradiction or dissonance you live with on a regular basis? in ~talk

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    I am in the same boat as you, what progress have you made so far? I feel like i have become better at it. First and foremost i work on the fact that i cannot control much in life, especially other...

    I am in the same boat as you, what progress have you made so far?

    I feel like i have become better at it. First and foremost i work on the fact that i cannot control much in life, especially other people, to be able and let go of things outside of my control. This was an easy and early realization during my teens, and i thought that because i knew this, things would be fine. Even now at 33 i am unsure if i really made the honest breakthrough of realization.

    The only worry i have/had is that i might go down the easy path and just stop caring for other people around me. I have gotten hurt to many times, i have gotten defensive, not letting people in or close anymore. Then again, i do care deeply for the ones i love like my family and close friends, perhaps getting better at choosing who to care for, and be happy to please those people, is the next step to focus on.

    2 votes
  15. Hello fellow Tildos! I normally never write reviews, but i just had to after i finished watching. It's also an easy way for me to continue practice my English/writing skills, feel free to pm any...

    Hello fellow Tildos! I normally never write reviews, but i just had to after i finished watching. It's also an easy way for me to continue practice my English/writing skills, feel free to pm any feedback that you might have :)


    The first time i put on the movie Primer closer to it's release i ended up putting it on the shelf half way through or so, i was probably to tired and not in the mood, because it´s one of those movies that requires your full attention.

    Years went by and i forgot all about the sci-fi indie that shook Sundance back in 2004, only for it to emerge not long ago when i made another list of movies to either watch or re-watch once more, as i do now and then. I usually make these lists with a theme, or dedicated to a specific genre, this time it being sci-fi.

    During my time watching this super low budget movie made by the software engineer Shane Carruth(his background really shows off in the movie) i had a hard time not thinking about the high quality of cinematography. We are shown some really nice angles right from the start, and very appealing lines of symmetry all the way through, similar to scenes found in movies made by Wes Anderson. Same goes for the acting and writing, - some of the dialogue really got me captivated. Every scene had things to say about the characters early on, but it also leaves enough out to keep you curious of who they really are, and what their motives might be, character development, check. An example of this is how they used wardrobe + setting to describe said characters, which obviously was very limited due to the extremely low budget(i have not looked up the actual numbers, but i think i have watched enough indie movies to identify extreme cases like this one). They did a lot with how little they had, which is an art in itself in the business of movie making. This probably bit me in the butt a bit(in a good way, no not that way, grow up), instead of trying to figure out the time paradoxes, i was captured by how well the movie was made.

    After i finished watching i had an ocean of questions. Questions i wont mention here because it might spoil the experience for you. This is a good tell that it`s a movie in my taste in a sense that it leaves gaps in the story for you to fill in yourself, it´s a type of storytelling i enjoy, but also a type of storytelling that many dislike.

    There is no hand holding in this movie, no explanation at the end, It trusts you to re-watch the movie until you have figured it out(or at least think you have), which is bold, but also embraces the charm of time traveling themed story's in a way, making you travel back in time by rewinding and figure out the time-lines. Or do as i did and watch a explanation video on youtube for closure.

    I understand now what all the fuzz was about, why it won prices at sundance, and why it became such a strong cult classic almost instantly.

    If you want a mind bender, and a movie that treats you with the respect that you can think for yourself, this might be something for you. If you are into sci-fi, and especially time travel, it´s a must watch as long as you can allow yourself to get confused more then you usually get by this type of movie. I also recommend watching this when you have a fresh and rested mind, not after a long day of work.

    7.8/10 - will paradox again sometime in the future

    28 votes