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52 minutes ago, KVELLER said:

Have a happy BD! How old are you now?

I am 51 going on 25:)

 

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3 hours ago, Dragonfly said:

I don't "get" poetry. When formatted as a song I seem capable of understanding it's meaning more (the performance of a song can certainly convey a LOT of emotion).

 

For songs you say eh?

 

Then you're gonna fall in love with my morbid poems xdd, good to read while a song with a tormented voice plays.

 

4 hours ago, Catpho said:

Im kinda "allergic" to English poems, or maybe i just havent read the greats.

 

On another note, but still related to reading, for some reason I can't really stand reading many things in my native language, and is an absolute "no" for esoteric or philosophic stuff. Wisdom ( "intelepciune" in romanian) for instance makes me vomit.

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6 hours ago, Dragonfly said:

I don't "get" poetry. When formatted as a song I seem capable of understanding it's meaning more (the performance of a song can certainly convey a LOT of emotion). When I read written poems they sound like 'profound nursery rhymes' more than anything else and it doesn't "do" anything for me. A shame, it seems interesting to me as an 'outsider' to poetry.

Poems are funny because they're both musical (i.e. you get your best experience actually reciting a poem out loud), but also they're not 'music' in the sense of you should always expect a conventional rhyme and metre scheme. For me personally (as a guy who reads waaaaay too much poetry), the best part about poetry is sitting down with something and finding all of its blips and hiccups (the poets will 99.99% of the time do these on purpose) and figuring out what those mean. One of my two favourite poems, Tennyson's The Lady of Shalott, does this in a really amazing fashion.

 

* for those who give a shit, my other favourite poem is Shelley's Ozymandias. There's so much packed into these 14 lines, it blows my mind. poetry is good!!

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I wrote the lyrics for the songs of our project, but I don't think it's poetic, even with rhyms and other shit.

 

It's also harder for me to write songs in a stranger tongue.

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Just now, Mayhem666 said:

I wrote the lyrics for the songs of our project, but I don't think it's poetic, even with rhyms and other shit.

 

It's also harder for me to write songs in a stranger tongue.

 

Or foreign* I guess. My poems (read: rather lyrics) are full of rhymes, they probably wouldn't need so many to work and yet, until I reached a significant number of rhymes I couldn't be satisfied.

 

And actually, for me it's easier and comes much more natural to write stuff in english most of the time. I also tried writing lyrics/poems in my native language and they feel so so odd, I get very strange vibes.

 

For that matter, I read some of my favorite lyrics from Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism last night and I absolutely cannot stand hearing them in a translated version:

 

"The unholy forces of evil,
Unholy forces of hell.

It's the legend, the demons,
Where all are slaughter.

The unholy forces of evil
Served upon our diabolic souls,
Cults of death bathed in slaught,
As the Devil's candles burn
. "

 

A romanian version of this fragment? No matter how good a job one does, no thank you, they make me vomit and feel awkward... My native tongue doesn't click at all for certain things, for me at least... and lyrics/poems is most definitely among them. I'm also unable to spit/recite/read/whatever them with the same level of conviction either... Strange what a language can do.

 

A few other languages that I like could potentially work just as well, such as norwegian or japanese (no joke, Sabbat's Karisma is likely one of the reasons for this), depending on the mood and emotions I want them to invoke and how they're meant to be spoken, although I'll likely break my tongue in half in the process. Too bad I don't speak any of 'em.

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I'm not saying that the lyrics would be better in my native language, i'm just saying that it's harder for me to have a larger bank of words and to express exactly what I want by translating what I mean to english. It would of course be awful to write in french, as I hate hearing songs in that language.

 

I feel like old Sepultura trying to translate portuguese to english, but french in my case lol, which resulted in funny mistakes that I wouldn't even care about in the end.

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The only game I've ever bought in a physical form is Midnight Outlaw: 6 Hours to Sun Up. It's a terrible game and I felt ripped off. In fact, I ended up throwing it in the trash since I thought no one deserved to waste their time with it. Yeah...

 

All of my other games are in digital form.

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15 hours ago, an_mutt said:

Shelley's Ozymandias.

I haven't read that in ages. Thanks for reminding me of its place in poetry history.

 

"Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!" A phrase that has entered the lexicon, indeed.

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1 hour ago, KVELLER said:

The only game I've ever bought in a physical form is Midnight Outlaw: 6 Hours to Sun Up. It's a terrible game and I felt ripped off. In fact, I ended up throwing it in the trash since I thought no one deserved to waste their time with it. Yeah...

 

All of my other games are in digital form.

 

'bout trashing, that's what I did with my physical copy of A:CM. I'm so glad I never activated the key, my library would've stunk forever lmao.

 

I have quite a few physical copies of various games, most notably from the NFS series from Underground up until Hot Pursuit 2010, but missing Pro Street and the Shift games, then MK9, Darkness II, Crysis Maximum Edition, and a couple more. I haven't bought physical copies for a few years now too.

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I've written some poetry years ago in finnish and english. Then I got depressed, and haven't written much since. But here's a little one...

 

I'm too dumb to talk.
Hey, not you too?
Talk to me plenty.
Ultra-Vocabulary.
No more words!

 

I have played the keyboard for some 2 years now. Still don't know how to read notes properly/quickly. I just play it for fun.

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I used to wear spikey chokers and black makeup and headbang to live metal music. I still enjoy metal, but don't go out anymore.

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I've come to realize some art styles can make me feel sick, say, in video games or movies or shows or whatever. Mostly with games. There had been points in my life I willfully skipped over what some people claim to be "pure gold" because their art-style made me feel ill, and I would rather play something else. For example, just watching a clip of "Hello Neighbor" on Youtube made me want to play HDTF. I think HDTF is shit. No, I know HDTF is shit. But there is something so stupid/disturbing/weird that makes me never want to lay my eyes on "Hello Neighbor" again, and that same something makes me want to pick the most trashy game of 2018 and play that instead (even though I don't have the game, I just watched the streams).

 

I guess my sense of distaste is weird, or something.

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2 hours ago, Era Di Cate said:

I've come to realize some art styles can make me feel sick, say, in video games or movies or shows or whatever. Mostly with games. There had been points in my life I willfully skipped over what some people claim to be "pure gold" because their art-style made me feel ill, and I would rather play something else.

 

I guess my sense of distaste is weird, or something.

 

No, it isn't. I believe that a person's body will have exaggerated reactions to things that directly trigger some kind of emotion. For me it mostly tends to be music that triggers these things, but I'm sure that other people will likely have other triggers that aren't necessarily of the audible variety.

 

For instance, I always find myself getting ill whenever I hear really shitty hip-hop or rap (which compose about 98% of their respective genres as far as I'm concerned), whereas a good rock song has the opposite effect. Most of the songs that get super popular nowadays are physically painful for me, thank god it doesn't take long for most people to seemingly forget about them forever.

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i wanna introduce myself to this new generation of furry doomworlders/modders but feel locked out of teh culture cos im old now

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12 hours ago, Era Di Cate said:

I've come to realize some art styles can make me feel sick

 

10 hours ago, Skeletonpatch said:

For instance, I always find myself getting ill whenever I hear really shitty hip-hop or rap

 

It must be quite a rough life if merely ugly visuals or sounds cause you to feel ill, without you having a real disease or allergy.

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4 hours ago, printz said:

It must be quite a rough life if merely ugly visuals or sounds cause you to feel ill, without you having a real disease or allergy.

 

Believe it or not, I actually have an easy life because of this. How many times did I dodge actually being ill, by feeling I could get ill whilst near such situation. It's more of a blessing, I guess /s

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14 hours ago, yakfak said:

.... cos im old now

You and me, both.

 

And the sad thing is, it's irreversible. Heh.

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4 minutes ago, BJ34 said:

I always talk to myself.

 

Does anyone not do that? Maybe they don't do it out loud, but it seems to be a pretty common thing. I think.

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9 minutes ago, KVELLER said:

 

Does anyone not do that? Maybe they don't do it out loud, but it seems to be a pretty common thing. I think.

I always do it aloud.

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1 hour ago, BJ34 said:

I always talk to myself.

Same here. I even get into some heated arguments! 

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17 minutes ago, Ex Oblivione said:

Same here. I even get into some heated arguments! 

 

^ Yea.

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11 hours ago, printz said:

It must be quite a rough life if merely ugly visuals or sounds cause you to feel ill, without you having a real disease or allergy.

 

Only if I'm dumb enough to end up in a situation where I will be unavoidably exposed to such things. It's not like most people deliberately watch/listen to things they don't like on a regular basis, especially if those things have a negative emotional/physical effect on them.

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On 4/5/2018 at 12:54 PM, Ledillman said:

I suffer from acrophobia and tachophobia

I have or suffer from Trypophobia, so I feel ya.

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I feel that everytime someone mentions a phobia I have to google it to even have an idea of what it's about.

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8 minutes ago, KVELLER said:

I feel that everytime someone mentions a phobia I have to google it to even have an idea of what it's about.

 

Yeah, they have such strange names and many aren't suggestive at all, so you can't read a phobia's name and be like "hm, so this must be about "X" ".

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6 hours ago, Agent6 said:

Yeah, they have such strange names and many aren't suggestive at all, so you can't read a phobia's name and be like "hm, so this must be about "X" ".

 

That's probably because they're mostly composed of Latin (I think...), and since most people don't know how to speak Latin beyond what has been absorbed into modern lingo it isn't exactly intuitive.

 

Interesting tidbit: take the technical name of any fear, replace "-phobia" with "-philia" and you've gone from a fear to a fetish! Now you can subtly claim to be sexually excited by balloons (Globophobia -> Globophilia)! The same also works in reverse!

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