Fishin' in the stream of consciousness (all-purpose, no topic chat thread)

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by Wiwaxia, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. Deresto

    Deresto Took the last piece of pizza

    Simlish itself frustrates the hell outta me cause it sounds exactly how I parse speech but the delay is gone so it's just jibberish with no payoff. It's a little upsetting but the linguistics of it is fascinating!
     
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  2. Verily

    Verily surprised Xue Yang peddler

    I’m pretty sure musicians recording for Sims 2 were making up their own lyrics. https://www.cnet.com/news/simlish-singing-the-music-behind-the-sims/
     
  3. Verily

    Verily surprised Xue Yang peddler

    I am the nerd who extracted all the song files, wrote up a how-to for my friends, then researched the recording process. I’m not nearly as interested in Simlish itself so I bow to the superior knowledge upthread.

    But in any case, the impressive bit to me is that many of the other artists sound like they don’t understand what they’re singing. That isn’t bad. It’s some of my favorite tracks, like Depeche Mode’s “Suffer Well” and Dexter Freebish’s “Pretty People”. But Howard Jones can absolutely be mistaken for someone just singing in a foreign language. I burned a CD of a bunch of the music and that was the track that confused my dad about what on earth it actually was.
     
  4. IvyLB

    IvyLB Hardcore Vigilante Gay Chicken Facilitator

    wow ea straight up lying on their own websites about how simlish is a true language in the sims 2 era? unprecedented. Amazing. Unexpected :')
    (this is literally a thing the german branch of ea/maxis press releases was pushing at the time so i'm a bit =/ but at ea not the people here lmao)
     
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  5. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Some Amazon authors have discounted their books for quarantine! Go see if any in your fave genres have.
     
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  6. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I'm doing that thing where I'm not sure if I'm parsing the argument right again. This post and this post come across to me as if the writer is trying to argue that all mainstream just-for-fun fantasy is bad by definition, and I feel that's an awfully humourless view. I don't want to condemn them for something they're not saying, but that's the immediate reaction I feel.
     
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  7. KingStarscream

    KingStarscream watch_dogs walking advertisement

    Oh, that page is just flat out unreadable to me. Is it supposed to be dark green text on brown-black?
     
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  8. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I don't think so, I think there's an error with the background. Try skipping around in the webarchive timeline?
     
  9. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I remembered once I left the computer who that writer was, so I think now I was right to be suspicious.
     
  10. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    The legendary lost Evangelion AIDS PSA has finally been unleashed upon the internet:

    "What you think is the beginning of something beautiful could actually be the beginning of the end" sure is a strangely thematically appropriate line for someone to say over audio of Eva dub actors making sex noises.
     
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  11. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Since I tend to feel overwhelmed and confused by trying to put together non-fanfic story ideas, I'm using isolation time to go through books I own and making a spreadsheet of their most basic plot points, picking out commonalities and underlying structures, and using that as inspo. The book "Steal This Plot" recommends that, but without it written down it's hard to keep it in my head. Obviously I won't steal anything beat-for-beat but it'll help me get a better grip on genre conventions. Fingers crossed it helps!
     
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  12. Verily

    Verily surprised Xue Yang peddler

    The National Theatre has made a recording of their production of "One Man, Two Guvnors" available through sometime on April 9th probably. Time zones being what they are. It stars James Corden and was indeed quite a good laugh, just like the poor theater reviewer for the Chicago Tribune promised. It turns out that watching a decent recording of a play on a television with your family is more like watching in the theater live than I thought, except you don't feel bad about clarifying a plot twist or repeating a missed punchline.



    If you're sensitive to cringe, this spoiler is for you.
    There is an audience participation bit in which one Christine Patterson, audience member, seems to be just about dying of humiliation from the attention. She's a plant. It's a role in the play, and she's just a very good actor. She will appear on stage at the curtain with the rest of the cast and take a bow.
     
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  13. Acey

    Acey breathtaking, heartbreaking

    I am so happy that this has been found.
     
  14. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu Vitriol and Malice / Incel Fuckboy Simp

    My mans joseph anderson posted his first critique video on the witcher games+books !!!
    This video is on Witcher 1 (he had to chop it up cause the video quality started to suffer when it was all 3 games in one video)
    Eta: I forgot cw sexual content discussion due to the nature of the witcher universe and JAnderson speaks rly fast
     
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  15. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu Vitriol and Malice / Incel Fuckboy Simp

    Interesting video on code, the internet, and making stuff
     
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  16. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    It got deleted, but there was once an autobiographical webcomic with a line which stuck with me:
     
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  17. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    ive been jokingly saying "im faxing you (item, eg a can of iced coffee, quiche, new hat, etc)"

    I believe this is what faxing a can should be like

     
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  18. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    non-canadians, how do the No Name Brand items make you feel

    Theres a post on tumblr where people said it was funny to see, so i want your opinion on these marshmallows i'm putting in my coffee right now

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    and this

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    Bonus: this bucket is so old, my parents gave this to me after i moved out because I needed something to soak laundry in but it's a fine vintage no name item

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    Eta: floor vinegar
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  19. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    i love the concept
     
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  20. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    Ive probably mentioned it before but the no name brand is one of like 3 store brands that Loblaw has, theres also presidents choice/pc and "pc black label" or whatever which is the "fancy" one
     
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