Status Updates posted by Khorus
It wouldn't be Strife without a sewers map. Except this one won't be a claustrophobic maze of shite, just a more open optional small area with some goodies to reward your effort.
Again some WIP Strife shots. Really happy with how this map is turning out.
Lots of work again on my current Strife project.
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o.O Look at that sexy bridge. 11/10
Went to an engagement party that I was not looking forward to. Wound up spending 2 hours talking to an intelligent, attractive woman and getting her contact details.
brb moving a mountain then writing a symphony
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I've got some rather positive blogs too, I'd post some more but I think I may be better off not grinding people's faces in my success. Congratulations on meeting this girl! Don't let her go! Give her lots of attention at first (keep in touch with her often), but don't fall for her too early or your next blog will be awful.
Just 2 minutes ago I was notified that work has dried up, so I no longer have a job. I was a draftsperson at a mechanical engineering company.
Best fucking news I've had all year.
I decided in late December that I wanted to get back into athletics, so I'm in a rather rigorous training regime right now. I run 4-5 days a week and do strength training in a gym 3 days, with 1 day a week for rest.
At the moment I'm running a ~8.5km circuit, but I'll be swapping to doing that distance on a grass 400m track as the concrete and bitumen is not very good on the knees. My overall goals are to do a marathon distance run by the end of the year and join up at a club for next year. My main event has always been the 100ms (which requires a lot of technical training), but I'll see how I do with the longer distances.
My knee was developing an injury during yesterday's run, so I decided to walk today's and take photos for the fun of it. :) Sorry for the crappy quality, the camera is just a cheap kodak and I have no idea what I'm doing heh. Not to mention the bright summer sun.
This is the start of the circuit, the path going along side of my house. zomg mulberry tree is collapsing on the fence! We soon start to run parallel to the river. photo1
I do a brisk walk to this point, which is about 500m from the first photo. I do stretches and shit here. There was a capsized kayak here yesterday, pretty sure the guy was drunk haha (he also refused help, but he had a friend with him in another boat so I left it). photo2
Start running, slow pace for 5 mins or so, and after maybe 800ms we come to this intersection. I turn left and then take an immediate right (not in shot), we leave the river. The area in the background is swamp in the winter. photo3
After ~600m we come to this area. There's often a flock of 100 or so western corellas (not my photo heh) foraging here, but I had to leave early as I was walking so I missed their evening feed. photo4
After taking a right at the end of photo4's path, we run along a crescent shaped road. There are houses along to the right of this road, but I took the photo where there is a small park instead. The incline here is a real bitch to run up, but it's good for ya. photo5
Taking a right at the end of photo5, and then an immediate right again, we come to this small bridge. This starts my favourite part of the run. photo6
500m after the bridge I start running on the grass for 2km. photo7
Back on the path for 500 we come to and run on this bridge. fishing bird in flight! photo8 There's a much larger bridge in view from here that I had to take a photo of with 2 black swans and their young one. :D photo9
I skipped taking photos for ~1.5km because it's all urban area, really hate this part of the run. We come to a miniature railway at the end of that, with a church at the back of this photo. I get a lot of energy looking at that.. photo10
Here's the final photo! (I ran out of memory, forgot to clean out old photos. Whoops!) After running on the railway for ~800m we pop out here. We would have run over this bridge if in photo2 we veered right and kept going for 200m instead of turning left which is a roughly 3km circuit. It's about 1.5km more from here to home. photo11
Probably the longest post I've made here heh. Hopefully someone got something out of it. :)
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Hooray for getting back in shape! I've been on a pretty rigorous training schedule as well, and it feels great. Currently hitting the gym for weight training 4-5 times a week, and I also do 30-40 minutes of cardiovascular exercise outside of the gym during most of those days as well.
I've always been a pretty skinny guy, so it's not like I was really in any desperate need to lose weight, but I was really starting to feel the effects of not being in shape, so I took some initiative and made some much needed lifestyle changes.
Those are some really cool photos, by the way. I'm pretty jealous, as there's no such scenery to be found here; just good old cookie cutter suburban housing every which way you look. I can't wait for spring time to roll around, though; you can bet your ass I'll be outside biking for at least an hour every day when the weather gets to be less fucking cold out.
Great to hear, Spork. :) Similar situation to me really, I've always been thin but was certainly starting to feel unfit and really felt like this was the final opportunity for me to have a serious go at athletics again for more than exercise.
Actually, I'm too working on getting into better shape. Started training with a friend so we keep each other active.
:D ! What sort of exercise you guys doing?
I could use that road going up the hill near your place btw, that'd be great for sprint training. :p
Aha, some -nomonsters speedrunning screenshots!
We have a lot of eucalyptus trees here in the countryside, which the Brits first brought here like 100 years ago.
I love the smell of eucalyptus, I'm sure I'd be right at home there. ;)
Nice to see you around again by the way.
I'd go running there, if only because outrunning a train, even a miniature, would make me feel a lot like superman.
Hehe. Well, they haven't had any trains run through there for at least 10 years. They maintain it as a sort of trail. Nice thought though.
Just got an email from a musician I've loved for many years now. I have an opportunity to rearrange (or "remix" if you will. eurgh!) one of his tracks. Pretty stoked about this opportunity, going to pour a lot of effort into it. :)
That is all!
I've decided to upload some music tracks from an album I recorded from early to mid this year on youtube as I really don't want them to sit there and rot. It's music I made while I was still getting a grip on what I was doing, so it's quite raw and simple but I genuinely enjoy some of the tracks I made. They were my babies for 6 months or so, with alot of slowly tweaking and changing as I discovered new methods and ideas.
I'll be adding more over time. Hopefully someone enjoys them, subscribe to the channel if you do. :)
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I think so. They all overall sound tacky and unoriginal to me which is why I distanced myself from writing this sort of music after this album.
Another track up; Firebug
Another track up; Midnight.
Youtube's compression makes everything sound like ass. :/
Subscribe if you like.
I am in the process of making an "album" I suppose right now, and I'm interested in seeing what people think of some of the work I've done.
I've used somes samples and art from kristus' work, which he kindly gave me permission to use (<3).
Hope somebody gets something out of it. :)
This is pretty interesting stuff.
I'm no expert on music and styles - I'm just responding based on what I like about those songs and what I don't.
All three songs seem to have a pretty interesting atmosphere to them, especially 1 and 2, with 1 having a nice, industrial feel to it and 2 being just plain weird and having a disturbing element to it somewhere.
3 just has a cool beat to it, but that seems to be all it needs to be worth listening to. I personally like that song the best in terms of just listening to it - the other two would probably be superior in terms of "level music" or similar, because they have the whole atmosphere going for them.
Now for the bad stuff. 1 and 2 tend to get a little stale after a while, if you're just listening to them. They're both rather long songs and you tend to kinda lose track of the melody.
This is probably why I feel they're better suited for laying down a background atmosphere, than for just listening to.
Can't really put my finger on what could be improved on them to make them more enjoyable to listen to (and again: I'm not a musician, so I have no "professional" advice to give).
Then again, I figure the first two are just less in tune with my specific tastes in "listen-to" music.
Overall, it seems you have some talent that you can take really far if you keep working on this stuff. Usage of sound effects seems very good to me and there generally seems to be fairly good flow to these songs too (especially in 3).
Hope you could use my criticism.