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  1. iirc he had people helping him write patches and stuff as early as 1995 when he got his laptop
  2. re-listening to Evil at Play and it's not the same track, that's one hell of a wild claim. and writing a youtube comment that says "we waited 30 years" is not the same as doing something about it during that time (maybe they're not serious?) but even so, the idea that 20-year-old Richard would deliberately take someone else's track to make himself famous is bullshit. it was R&S who took on the task of sorting through these homemade cassette tapes of an unknown musical prodigy, they (most likely) chose to open the album with Xtal and it consequently has a legendary status as debut Aphex material. no-one at the time anticipated that.
  3. was just thinking about this earlier. i think Seinfeld came at a time when it was very new/unheard of to make a show about typical social interactions and to analyze them - to get impatient about them because they don't make sense. Jerry handles it in a more palatable, reserved way whereas Curb takes that stroke of genius which is to cast Larry as an asshole. that means being relatable goes out the window and Larry can just keep going and going. also you can say cunt on HBO.
  4. no cock cage? disappoint. https://www.lovehoney.co.uk/bondage/chastity-devices/cock-cages-plugs/p/dominix-deluxe-chastity-cock-cage-3.5-inch/a37791g70012.html
  5. that's one hell of a cozy setup you got there 😎😴🤤
  6. please answer this: 1) do you live in the UK? 2) did you do any significant research on this before the queen's death and the resulting media coverage? 3) what is your reference material? where did you learn the information you're giving in this post?
  7. did you research, or have any interest in the UK Head of State before yesterday's news coverage? looks more like you just spout out this type of armchair improv politics about everything you see. i just caught myself about to type, "the Queen has passed away show some respect etc" but then remembered that you supported thousands of innocent Ukrainians being slaughtered.
  8. going into even more detail with Xtal being "warped at six different points" but still paraphrasing, i'd still prefer to see an RDJ source on this.
  9. So this is about an issue I've been managing for most of 2022, starting with the first time I listened to Everywhere at the End of Time by The Caretaker. This is basically a long-term FWP so I'm posting it here instead of MD subforum. This album fucks me up. I know it's famous for being disturbing but I've never had this reaction to music before. Music has been really important to me since childhood - I've listened to all kinds of weird shit, in fact I often use intense music (dark ambient/noise/industrial) to help regulate my emotions. I always thought of music as a kind of therapy, a solution rather than something that actually creates problems. I get snippets of EATEOT stuck in my head every day, and whenever it happens it completely drains me. It plays in my head over and over again and interferes with whatever I'm doing. Stage 2 in particular is a nightmare - if you've ever struggled with loneliness and anxiety then you know what it's like. Stage 2 is like a fucking movie soundtrack to that slow, lamenting horror. One day I noticed that the Stage 3 album cover is like an optical illusion - the bottom half is recognizable as a potted plant, but to a patient with dementia the branches coming off it are too confusing. So it shows the branches spreading out into abstraction, becoming intangible. This way of thinking - whether you're actually failing to recognize something, or just wondering about the subject - comes up in strangely ordinary places, like drink coasters or wallpaper. I've found myself more than ever just wondering what that's like. This album plays on the ability to recall, and Kirby uses the six hour runtime to effectively distort memories. So if I get Heartaches stuck in my head I might not remember if it's the opening track, or one of the distorted versions. You don't name the sounds in your head. I start wondering, does this sound come in during Stage 3, or is from the confusions sequence later on? This album has dozens of different melodies that "progress" over time and it makes it distinctly difficult to deal with it. Usually you can fix a bad case of Vengaboys, or Tiny Toons, by simply playing the track in full. But with EATEOT that doesn't work - and if you do give into the temptation to spool through it on youtube, you run the risk of kickstarting the whole fucking thing. (this post is too long so breaking it up with a spoiler) The reason I'm posting this now is because, after all this time, I might have found a solution. You see, I've been thinking about dementia more than ever. I can't watch a TV show any more and expect to remember the whole thing, and my ADHD is seriously kicking in when it comes to housework and remembering appointments (fyi, kids with ADHD grow up to be adults). But these thoughts always come back to The Caretaker, and EATEOT. It doesn't have to be this way - if I'm actually afraid of dementia, then I should be doing something about it. Last night I dreamed that me and my mum were both about to get dementia, and we had to plan for it. We were in the middle of a stadium concert, in the daytime with no crowd. In the middle were six swimming pools. I had to lie inside each one and explain to my mum what each stage was like - and as she got into them, my brain started changing. I had to shout out to her, "you're in number two, but you're going to forget that! I'm in stage four, it's going to feel like this!" I could tell my body was losing sensation, but I knew I could explain that to my mum, and when I did this the water got warmer. I was ahead of her so I could tell her all this stuff. Later on we found there was an extended version of EATEOT with fourteen stages. They were like islands. Leyland Kirby came to us and explained that each moment in Stage 1 to 3 is supposed to expand into its own 20 minute sequence (like Stage 4), and that this is what real Dementia would feel like, but he couldn't do that with an album which had to be a linear series of tracks. He also said that Stage 5 can go on for much longer and the detail can be expanded a lot more, however Stage 6 was perfect, and it would be exactly the same length even on an expanded version. I felt so much better after that. I realize now that EATEOT doesn't need a place in my life, and I can deal with the fears I have by thinking seriously about dementia. Word up to Dream Kirby for that classic Dumbledore reassurance, and to the real Leyland Kirby for posting on WATMM several times during the project! This has been a really hard time but I'm thankful to Kirby, and Ivan Seal, for this creative masterpiece and for the youtube comments section alone, which might be the best comment section on the internet full stop. Take care of yourselves ♥️
  10. hi. i was just on the main page and i noticed this thread about the Liverpool team getting bumped, so i'm gonna make a single contribution to this subforum by posting my only football opinion. which is this - Cofiwch Dryweryn. thank you.
  11. fucking hell that is mega. looks very precise too, that's hard to pull off when you scale up like this. nice job!
  12. this is amazing!! i can't believe i missed this, it's a work of art. the atmosphere you've created is soulful, sensitive, full of joy - the selection of clips couldn't be more perfect with its 1970s NFBC chic, and the sheer love of life amongst the Simpson characters. bravo. this seriously cheered me up today.
  13. you got me there because i actually wanted to keep that name, but after that major board update (2018?) it got reverted to Dragon somehow and i just kept it. so i'm not the one who changed it back.
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