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New entertainment centre setup

So I was looking to optimize my entertainment centre, being tired of switching cables and plugs all the time and wanting to have it all hooked up to my TV at once, and after a lot of effort this is how I did it. I took these pictures for my uncle (originally a video of me switching from device to device to prove it was possible, but that was a mess  not to mention that it's a terrible idea to have that many things on at once, even for a demonstration), but I thought some here may appreciate this.   So here's what it took to make this possible (obviously this doesn't include the TV itself or any of the devices): - 5-way HDMI switcher - 8-way AV switcher - 12 outlet power strip (I keep the less important devices on this just to be power efficient) - 7 outlet power strip - HDMI cable for original Xbox   And here's how it's actually set up with my television:   HDMI 1 Blu-ray player   HDMI 2 5-way HDMI switcher - Satellite receiver (also the power source for Super Famicom Classic Edition via USB) - Xbox 360 - Super Famicom Classic Edition - PlayStation Classic - Xbox   AV 8-way AV switcher - VCR (with Atari Flashback 8 running through it) - Retron 2 (NES/SNES) - Nintendo GameCube - Nintendo Wii - Nintendo 64 - Sega Genesis Classic Game Console - Dreamcast - PlayStation 2   Cable Sega Genesis     So that's the whole shebang  maybe some will think it's as cool as I do, or some may have some tips on how to make this better, (although I think it's about as power efficient and convenient as it could be, and I have plans to get rid of the coaxial connection for the real Sega Genesis and do away with the Classic on a regular basis altogether), say a TV that already has a good deal of HDMI and AV ports. And obviously when I inevitably get more HDMI devices, another 5-way switch box is in the card for that first port which is just the Blu-ray player right now).   @Hylia @Dan @Quill @rose @LittleDudeNT5@Jake @PoisonCandy @Saiga

Dennis Reynolds


The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker – Review

I must have been around ten or eleven when I borrowed The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker from a family friend. It was the first Zelda I ever played. I wasn’t very good at video games at that age, and being that it wasn’t mine – and that I didn’t have a memory card for my GameCube – I never got past the first few levels of the game. That didn’t stop it from having a pretty big impression on me. It was my first glimpse into the expansive, thrilling, adventure-filled world of Zelda and I would go on to play many other games in the series – but I always wanted to go back to Wind Waker and play through it fully. Since completing Breath of the Wild, I made it my mission to play through all of the Zelda games I had yet to beat – preferably in chronological order. After completing Ocarina of Time, I was finally able to get my hands on a used GameCube and a copy of Wind Waker.   My replay of Wind Waker was both a familiar and somewhat struggling experience. Unfortunately, I feel as if some of the wonder I had for the game when I was younger had dissipated, and I was treated to a different experience altogether. That being said, Wind Waker is one of a kind and really stands out amongst the other games in the series, and I’d like to lay  out the pros and cons is possesses.   The first thing I’d like to talk about is the style. Personally, I am more of a fan of realistic and older-Link designs, but I can’t deny the appeal of Wind Waker’s cell-shaded, “cartoony” style. It was revolutionary at its time and created a whole new look for the series that became the standard for upcoming games. It still isn’t my favorite style for a series like Zelda, but the game is truly pleasing and wonderful to look at. I applaud how colorful, atmospheric, and stunning the visuals are for the original – and especially the HD remake.   When you load up the game, after the title screen, the first thing you’re introduced to is the prologue. It is simply a text with image affair, but the combination of the old, wood-cut-style artwork, the renaissance-tinted theme, and the tone of the backstory makes for probably the best opening Zelda has pulled off. It truly makes you feel the legend of the story you’re about to play – connecting it with Ocarina of Time while giving you more information in the time that has passed since then: the triumph of the Hero of Time, but the somber, daunting realization of the Hero’s failing to return and Hyrule being swallowed into darkness yet again. It adds a history that I wish was throughout the game a bit more, but it certainly sets up the game wonderfully.   Wind Waker possesses my favorite iterations of some designs – particularly the enemies. The Moblins and Bokoblins possibly have their best designs in Wind Waker. They adhere to the more toony style quite well, while still being imposing and formidable enemies. The strutting gait of the spear-wielding, top-heavy Moblins strike both amusement and fear as you attempt to tiptoe past them in the Forbidden Fortress. Even the Miniblins are vicious little creatures, boinging  about with high-pitched chattering as they surround you in high numbers. Another creative and interesting take on a common Zelda enemy is the Wizzrobe. These are my favorite! In Wind Waker, these evil magicians take on dark-toucan, plague-doctor appearance, appearing in your way with an alarming siren and ghostly, warbled chuckles. Even their echoed, low-pitched yell as they’re struck by your sword is appealing. Other classic enemies like Peahats (both huge and small), Keese, and ChuChus appear in unique yet familiar designs – with ReDeads being particularly effective in their slack-jawed, mummified eternal screams that cause you to freeze in terror.   Wind Waker also boasts the reemergence of Phantom Ganon in his coolest design: swirly and ghostly, dark as a black hole and outlined in neon blue, a massive sword and a horned helmet. Despite the simplicity of the battle, I have always found the tense back-and-forth batting of Phantom Ganon’s fireball to be particularly effective and I’m glad we get to see him a few times in Wind Waker.   What would a Zelda game be without its score? In fact, the music is astounding in just about every game – and Wind Waker is no exception. As I mentioned before, the opening theme – titled “The Legendary Hero” on the soundtrack – is an adaptation of The Legend of Zelda’s main theme with flourishes of despair and uncertainty through the accompaniment of renaissance instruments. Probably the most famous level theme of the game is Dragon Roost Island. This uplifting track is truly one of the best compositions to arise from the series; with jaunty, quick strums of guitars, percussions claps, and an airy whistle-flute singing a memorable melody. It adds a new flavor to Zelda we haven’t quite seen before – something a little foreign, maybe a little tropical – while inspiring a familiar tone of uplifting adventure, calling to mind the vibrant blues and greens of the ocean and the grass on the titular island. It’s fair to say that the rest of the game boasts other gems: while the temple/dungeons themes are more ambient, the happy, domestic themes of Windfall Island and Outset Island are some of my favorites. They inspire warmth and joy far better than any “village” themes from past Zelda games. The music that accompanies your Ocean travels, which serves as the game’s overworld theme, is pleasantly  more less bombastic than it’s predecessors, but with a similar sense of excitement. The subdued strings and horns with a steady marching drum beat pairs perfectly with the sailing adventure.   The general gameplay is where I’ll probably get more into the cons than the pros – but lets meet in the middle for now. The islands that make up the games levels generally have an “outside” portion and an “inside” portion, with the “inside” areas being a little more invested and often leading to the dungeon or temple you have to beat. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but the shortness of the “outside” portions was a detriment for me, because I enjoyed the scenery and interaction with the environment in those areas – particularly on the Forest Haven. That being said, the actual levels and islands of the game are overall very satisfying to play. The difficulty level is pretty low. My only criticism of the controls is that Link is fairly quick-moving and with the camera not always linked to your advantage, it can cause some problems. Whenever Link hits a ledge, he takes an enormous leap of faith off of it. I don’t think I died once in this game from enemies, but I did unintentionally jump to my death on a number of occasions.   My biggest issue with the gameplay is actually what makes it special: the ocean and the wind waker. Unlike it’s predecessor, Ocarina of Time, I would say that Wind Waker returns to the general open overworld dynamic of most Zelda games. You can’t play any level in any order you’d like in terms of the storyline, but the map of the open ocean is fairly free to explore in any way you like. This is a good thing, but the fact that it is an ocean is at times detrimental to the accessibility of the locations – specifically paired with the wind waker. In the game, you have to use the wind waker to set the direction of the wind in order to sail. This is a fairly realistic dynamic, and I understand where they are coming from, but this gives you a directional handicap that at times makes it difficult to truly explore the open world freely. If you need to turn ninety degrees – or, god forbid, turn around entirely – you will most likely have to break out the wind waker again to change the direction of the wind so you can move. The reason why this was such an annoyance to me is because most of the islands on the map are fairly small, and sometimes on your journey you see multiple places on the horizon and in your peripheral that you want to check out, but the wind prevents you from going from one place to another with free will. There were many times where I found myself wanting to turn around, or circle around an island (especially if I was coming at it from the wrong angle) but the wind got in my way. This ultimately prevented me from doing a lot of exploring that I usually try to do in all of my Zelda experiences.   Battling enemies on the ocean is a nightmare. Most of the time I found myself avoiding them altogether or jumping over them, but there are certain areas of the game that forces you to deal with the enemies in your midst. The directional limitations I just mentioned are often at your disadvantage when dealing with enemies. While they move freely around you, you’re forced to mainly stop in your tracks to battle them. You cannot move while using your main seafaring weapon – a cannon – anyway. The cannon is oftentimes a struggle to aim and use against multiple enemies at once. Getting hit by an enemy attack sends Link flying from his boat into the water, which only adds to the clunky nature of the fights and prolongs it even further.    Some lower-level grievances I have are finding treasure chests. Link procures treasure charts along your travels, which allows said treasure to appear as a little glowing ring on the ocean when you are around it. However, the closer you get to it makes the glowing ring disappear and you have to rely mostly on your ears to sense how loud the shimmery sound effect of the treasure is before trying to anchor it up. This can often lead to many trail and errors of sinking your anchor only to hit nothing, moving an inch forward, and trying to get the treasure once more. I often found myself leaving the vicinity until the glowing ring appeared once more and repositioning myself to try and get a better shot at approaching it once more. More important treasures (like triforce shards) appear as a pillar of light in the water and disappear even sooner as you approach it than normal treasures. It wasn’t until the end of my playing experience did I realize you can open your treasure charts and just align your cursor to the X on the map for a more accurate hit.   The ocean itself is a joy to sail in if you’re just coasting from point A to point B. The design of the waves, the wind, and the sky are beautiful to look at. I applaud Nintendo for trying out something new for their overworld, but it was mostly a miss for me in terms of gameplay.   Towards the end of the plot, Link must find the broken shards of the Triforce of Courage – quite similar to what you have to do in the original Legend of Zelda. In the GameCube version, you have to find eight triforce charts, get them translated, and then get all eight triforce shards. This was a little excessive in my opinion, especially since finding the triforce charts consisted of fun puzzles and challenges of skill – which was actually one of my favorite parts of the game – while actually finding the triforce shards was just more treasure chest hunts in the ocean – which we all already know how I feel about that.   I’m sure I could go even further into what this game offers. Although it may seemed as if I harped on a lot of things about this game, to assume I dislike it is far from the truth. It is still a tightly made and enjoyable game. The dungeons and temples aren’t as challenging as those in Ocarina of Time, but they aren’t so boring to be unenjoyable. The Forest Haven and Wind Temple are two of my favorites, while the final battle with Ganondorf actually felt like I was having a sword fight with him! Teaming up with Zelda to defeat Ganondorf was satisfying and was a great gameplay dynamic. The colors, themes, and designs of the islands are vibrant and appealing. Wind Waker also introduced us to the Rito and Koroks, two additions I love, which have since appeared in other Zelda titles. Like I said, I could go on and on about what I love about this game, along with some things that irked me.   Is it my favorite Zelda game? No. It is in my top three? Probably not. But, as a Zelda game, it is already miles ahead of many and one I would still put in as one of the most enjoyable games to play or watch.    

The complete chronological Marilyn Manson discography

i got bored so i used the Manson wiki site ( http://www.mansonwiki.com/wiki/Main_Page ) to make a chronological ordered playlist in itunes if i miss anything let me know sksk   note: theres another demo cassette called "Satan on Fire" released somewhere between 1991-1993 as a side band/project (Satan on Fire) by the vocalist (MM) and bassist (Twiggy)    jan xx 1990 the raw boned psalms (demo cassette)  - nobody knows the true tracklist
may xx 1990 the beaver meat cleaver beat (demo cassette)
sep xx 1990 big black bus (demo cassette)
dec 26 1990 grist-o-line (demo cassette)
mar xx 1991 lunchbox (demo cassette)
dec xx 1991 after school special (demo cassette)
may xx 1992 live as hell (demo cassette)
aug xx 1992 the family jams (demo cassette)
jan 17 1993 refrigerator (demo cassette)
july 12 1994 GET YOUR GUNN (single) - REVELATION #9
july 19 1994 portrait of an american family
feb 06 1995 LUNCHBOX (single) - DOWN IN THE PARK
oct 25 1995 smells like children (promo version) - ABUSE PART ONE/ABUSE PART TWO
oct 25 1995 smells like children
oct 08 1996 antichrist superstar
feb 18 1997 lost highway soundtrack - APPLE OF SODOM
feb 25 1997 private parts album - SUCK FOR YOUR SOLUTION
july 29 1997 spawn soundtrack - LONG HARD ROAD OUT OF HELL
aug 04 1998 dead man on campus soundtrack - GOLDEN YEARS
sep 15 1998 mechanical animals
dec 22 1998 flesh of my flesh, blood of my blood album - THE OMEN (DAMIEN II) (w/ DMX)
aug 03 1999 detroit rock city soundtrack - HIGHWAY TO HELL
nov 16 1999 last tour on earth - ASTONISHING.../GET MY ROCKS OFF/ROSE AND A BABY RUTH
may 22 2000 marshall mathers lp album - THE WAY I AM REMIX (w/ Eminem)
oct 17 2000 blair witch project 2 album - SUICIDE IS PAINLESS
nov 14 2000 holy wood
jan 23 2001 2000 years or human error album - BREAK YOU DOWN (w/ Godhead)
dec 04 2001 not another teen movie soundtrack - TAINTED LOVE
feb 19 2002 queen of the damned soundtrack - REDEEMER
mar 21 2002 resident evil soundtrack - MAIN THEME/SEIZURE OF POWER/REUNION/CLEANSING
feb 11 2003 we're a happy family album - THE KKK TOOK MY BABY AWAY
may 05 2003 golden age of grotesque
jun 02 2003 THIS IS THE NEW SHIT (single) - MIND OF A LUNATIC
sep 02 2003 party monster soundtrack - THE LA LA SONG
sep 28 2004 lest we forget - PERSONAL JESUS
oct 24 2006 nightmare before christmas soundtrack - THIS IS HALLOWEEN
may 25 2007 HEART SHAPED GLASSES (lead single)
jun 05 2007 eat me drink me
apr 07 2009 WE'RE FROM AMERICA (lead single)
may 15 2009 ARMA...GEDDON (single)
may 20 2009 high end of low
jun 17 2009 LOVEGAME (single) - LOVEGAME REMIX
mar 20 2012 NO REFLECTION (lead single)
apr 25 2012 born villain
nov 05 2013 avril lavigne album - BAD GIRL (w/ Avril Lavigne)
dec 09 2014 silent so long album - HYPOTHETICAL (w/ Emigrate)
dec 15 2014 DEEP SIX (lead single)
dec 23 2014 THIRD DAY OF A SEVEN DAY BINGE (single)
jan 05 2015 CUPID CARRIES A GUN (single)
jan 20 2015 the pale emperor
feb 26 2016 countach album - CAT PEOPLE (w/ Shooter Jennings)
july 21 2017 atomic blonde soundtrack - STIGMATA
sep 11 2017 WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE (lead single)
sep 20 2017 KILL4ME (single)
oct 06 2017 heaven upside down
dec 08 2017 24 hours to live soundtrack - GOD'S GONNA CUT YOU DOWN
jun 15 2018 CRY LITTLE SISTER (single)
july 11 2018 HELTER SKELTER (single) (w/ Rob Zombie)

Sword & Shield: May Recap

Hello Pokemonsters!    It's been a long three months since the first Sword & Shield trailer dropped. Since then, we've had very little information and are finally entering info season where reveals will be a lot more common. The first of these reveals will happen TONIGHT - at the Pokemon 2019 Press Conference; which will cover a range of topics of interest to Pokemon fans. This conference will take place at 9pm EDT tonight but is not expected to reveal major details on Sword & Shield. However, a Pokemon direct focusing on these games has also been announced for June 5th at 9am EDT. There's a range of possibilities about what might get revealed there, but first, let's recap the information we have so far. If you haven't seen the Sword & Shield trailer, you can view it below:       So where do we begin? Well, with all games, the main focus has to be on the Pokemon themselves; so here we have Grookey - the grass monkey, Scorbunny - the scorching fire bunny, and Sobble - the water-type sobbing bubble of sadness. Not much else is known about the starter Pokemon other than their designs and current typings thus far. While its currently impossible to say for sure, the suggestions for final-evolution typings include either Grass/Rock or Grass/Psychic for Grookey, Fire/Electric or Fire/Steel for Scorbunny and Water/Ghost for Sobble.      Next we'll look at the region itself. Behold the Galar region. Evidently based on the United Kingdom, there are different theories on whether the region is indeed flipped upside down or just jumbled about. However, the map shows that there's a hefty bit of countryside at the bottom of the map, and a very lake-district / Loch Ness feel above that. Followed by massively big cities in the upper half of the map as well as references to Stonehenge and other UK historical details. Finally, it should be mentioned that the region has been designed to follow the shape of a sword, but any reference to the Shield title is non-existent.      Some other important information from the first trailer includes; the return of old Pokemon in the new region (such as Pikachu, Hoothoot and Minccino) and the return to previous traditional game methods of random encounters, the potential heavy focus on train services - which may indicate a portion of the game or a fast-travel feature replacing Fly, character customisation which was later confirmed by newer screenshots, and... the grand return of Pokemon gyms. While no real information has come out about these gyms, we also see the player wearing a UK football-like uniform when entering a stadium (which possibly could be one of the gyms). These gyms will most likely play a bigger story focus than ever before.     That's all for the information from the first trailer. Whilst there wasn't that much concrete information displayed, there has been a lot of speculation after many potential hints being found within the trailer and the region map. However, I've decided just to leave this post as the facts for the current time being. With a 15 minute Pokemon Direct on the horizon for next week, there's bound to be many, many more facts in future. In the meantime, don't forget about tonight's press conference! That's all folks!

Pokemon Sun and Moon - Pre-Release Schedule

Hey y'all. This isn't any sort of a news post. But instead, I'll be going over Pokemon Sun and Moon's pre-release season and gathering when, what and where information was announced. If you're curious about X&Y's pre-release schedule, please see HERE. Without further ado, let's get on with it!    February 10
  February 26
Game Name + Logos
Release Month
Concept Art of various titbits (The Region, Lillie, Pikipek)
  April 12
Magearna's typing revealed
  May 10
Region Name
Region Map (for Melemele Island only)
Box Art
First Look at Region
Kukui & Hala revealed
First Look at Mom & Hau
Character Customization
Release Date

May 13
Rockruff shown
  June 2
Full Regional Map
More info on Solgaleo & Lunala
More info on Kukui & Hau
Lillie revealed
Rotom Pokedex
QR Scanner + QR Codes
  June 11
More info on Rockruff
Zygarde Formes
Magearna Event
  June 14
Move Selection Screen Changes
Stat Changes Screen
Pokedex Screen
Battle Royale Mode
  June 15
Sun & Moon 3DS Revealed

June 30
Tapu Koko
  July 7
  July 12

July 13
First Look at Z-Moves
First Look at Pokeride
Pokemon Refresh
  July 19
Pokemon Global Link - Custom Competitions
Hyper Training
  August 1
Alola Forms Revealed
Alolan Sandshrew
Alolan Sandslash
Alolan Vulpix
Alolan Ninetales
Alolan Exeggutor
Island Challenge
Trial Captains
Mallow, Kiawe, Lana and Sophocles shown
Totem Pokemon
SOS Allies
Island Kahunas
More info on Pokeride
More info on Z-Moves
  August 9
Alolan Meowth
Alolan Marowak
Team Skull, Guzma & Plumeria revealed
  August 10
  August 11
Alolan Raichu
  August 18
  August 19
  September 1
Alolan Rattata
Pre-Order Bonus
Munchlax Event
  September 6
Alolan Raticate
Day/Night Mechanic Changes
Aether Foundation revealed
Lusamine, Faba, Wicke and Gladion shown
Zygarde Cells + Cube
Dexio & Sina revealed
Ultra Beasts announced
  September 8
Samson Oak revealed
  September 12
Lycanroc (Both formes)
  September 20
Pokemon Bank Updates
  October 4
Festival Plaza
VGC Rules
QR Rental Teams
Global Missions
  October 7
Ilima shown
  October 12
Alolan Grimer
  October 14
Alolan Muk
Akala Island revealed
Olivia revealed
  October 17
  October 18
Sun & Moon Demo Released
Alolan Dugtrio
  October 20
Alolan Persian
  October 23
Shaking Grass mechanic
Info on Trials & Z-Crystal Rewards
  October 27
Tapu Lele
Tapu Bulu
Tapu Fini
Battle Tree
Cynthia and Wally shown
Red & Blue re-designs
Communication Features
  November 11
Signature Z-Crystals for the Starter Pokemon
  November 14
Z-Status Moves

November 18
Sun & Moon Released Worldwide   



My top 30 albums of all time

Note: if theres no spotify link available, ive posted a wikipedia article to the album instead (only for #30)   30-26 25-21 20-16 15-11 10-06 05-01     spotify link for my highlights (100 songs)  

Harley Quinn - A Hermione Original Song

Author's Note: I find it disturbing how so many male celebrities and fictional characters are romanticized by fangirls despite their abusive tendencies, so I wanted to write a song illustrating how ridiculous it is by stretching the analogy. It's called "Harley Quinn," and it's about a girl who sees a hot serial killer on the news and becomes obsessed with stanning him, not realizing she could be his next target. It might be the most fun I've ever had writing something, and I'm particularly proud of the homicidal bae part. I'm not confident enough to upload myself singing it, so I'm just posting the lyrics and you'll have to use your imagination for the production and melody. Imagine it as a catchy tongue-in-cheek bubblegum pop song like "Sweet but Psycho," "I Don't Want It At All," and "How to Be a Heartbreaker." Tell me what you think below, and if you want to read anything else I've done!     Harley Quinn   Chorus Freddy, Michael, Jason, him Comes out when the lights are dimmed Wanna be his Harley Quinn Harley Quinn, Harley Quinn When the Psycho strings begin They all run but I give in Wanna be his Harley Quinn Harley Quinn, Harley Quinn   Verse 1 The town police, said lock your doors A killer's out, out for blood and gore I saw his face, on CNN I'm gonna make, make him my boyfriend   Pre-Chorus He called me 'bout my favorite scary movie home alone I fought it but I can't resist the structure of his bones Kill count higher than an episode of Game of Thrones I'm not even bothered though, bothered though, bothered though   Chorus Freddy, Michael, Jason, him Comes out when the lights are dimmed Wanna be his Harley Quinn Harley Quinn, Harley Quinn When the Psycho strings begin They all run but I give in Wanna be his Harley Quinn Harley Quinn, Harley Quinn   Post-Chorus Chased me down the alleyway I don't care what people say That's my homicidal bae 'Cidal bae, 'cidal bae Freddy, Michael, Jason, him Comes out when the lights are dimmed Wanna be his Harley Quinn Harley Quinn, Harley Quinn   Verse 2 He's on the prowl, and so am I I wanna be, be his alibi Now all the bodies, pile up But who gives a damn, 'cause baby I'm in love   Pre-Chorus He called me 'bout my favorite scary movie home alone I fought it but I can't resist the structure of his bones Kill count higher than an episode of Game of Thrones I'm not even bothered though, bothered though, bothered though   Chorus Freddy, Michael, Jason, him Comes out when the lights are dimmed Wanna be his Harley Quinn Harley Quinn, Harley Quinn When the Psycho strings begin They all run but I give in Wanna be his Harley Quinn Harley Quinn, Harley Quinn   Post-Chorus Chased me down the alleyway I don't care what people say That's my homicidal bae 'Cidal bae, 'cidal bae Freddy, Michael, Jason, him Comes out when the lights are dimmed Wanna be his Harley Quinn Harley Quinn, Harley Quinn   Bridge You better back, up with that knife Cause I'm your final, final girl for life We're Ryder-Slater, in the school I love the guys, who disregard the rules   Chorus Freddy, Michael, Jason, him Comes out when the lights are dimmed Wanna be his Harley Quinn Harley Quinn, Harley Quinn When the Psycho strings begin They all run but I give in Wanna be his Harley Quinn Harley Quinn, Harley Quinn   Post-Chorus Chased me down the alleyway I don't care what people say That's my homicidal bae 'Cidal bae, 'cidal bae Freddy, Michael, Jason, him Comes out when the lights are dimmed Wanna be his Harley Quinn Harley Quinn, Harley Quinn



My Physical Book Collection

(topic idea stolen from @Chris Morlock)   M Y   P H Y S I C A L   B O O K   C O L L E C T I O N
  in alphabetical order by author's last name   F I C T I O N Chimananda Ngozi Adichie - Americana Ben Bova - New Earth Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game B. Catling - The Vorrh Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins - Catching Fire Suzanne Collins - Mockingjay Joseph Conrad - Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction David Desaris - Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk Phillip K. Dick - The Man in the High Castle Fyodor Dostoevsky - Notes from the Underground, The Double, and Other Stories Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere Peter Geye - Wintering Jean Craighead George - Julie of the Wolves Jean Craighead George - Julie Jean Craighead George - Julie's Wolf Pack Robert Graves - I, Claudius Stephen Gregory - The Waking the Kills Stephen Gregory - Wakening the Crow Linnea Hartsuyker - The Half-Drowned King Frank Herbert - Dune Frank Herbert - Dune Messiah Homer - The Iliad and The Odyssey Howard Jacobson - J Henry James - The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Stories Elise Juska - The Blessings Elise Juska - If We Had Known A.S. King - Everybody Sees the Ants John Knowles - A Separate Peace David Levithan - Every Day David Levithan - Someday C.S. Lewis - The Magician's Nephew C.S. Lewis - The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe Morgan Llywelyn - After Rome Paul Lynch - The Black Snow Gabriel Garcia Marquez - One Hundred Years of Solitude Cormac McCarthy - The Road Herman Melville - Moby-Dick or, The Whale Madeline Miller - Circe Madeline Miller - The Song of Achilles George Orwell - 1984 George Orwell - Animal Farm Janice Pariat - Seahorse Sylvia Plath - The Bell Jar Natasha Pulley - The Watchmaker of Filigree Street Quintus of Smyrna - The Fall of Troy Mary Renault - Fire From Heaven Mary Renault - The Persian Boy Mary Renault - The King Must Die Mary Renault - The Bull from the Sea Rainbow Rowell - Carry On J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows J.K. Rowling - The Tales of Beedle the Bard J.D. Salinger - The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger - Nine Stories Jeremy Scott - The Ables Adrian Selby - The Winter Road Sjon - From the Mouth of the Whale Bram Stoker - Dracula J.R.R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring J.R.R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Gore Vidal - The City and the Pillar Eugene Vodolazkin - Laurus Jesmyn Ward - Salvage the Bones Jesmyn Ward - The Unburied Sing Larry Watson - Montana 1948 Helene Wecker - The Golem & the Jinni     N O N - F I C T I O N Joy Adamson - Born Free Anthony Bourke and John Rendall - A Lion Called Christian Carrie Fisher - The Princess Diarist Robert Goolrick - The End of the World as We Know It Helene A. Guerber - Myths of the Norsemen Edith Hall - Introducing the Ancient Greeks Edith Hamilton - Mythology Tom Holland - Persian Fire Dan Jones - The Plantagenets Pliny the Younger - The Letters of the Younger Pliny Barry Strauss - The Trojan War    

My physical collection (non-music related)

I don't remember most I what I have since all my books are in boxes but off memory: Elizabeth Rudnick - Maleficent [movie tie in novel] (2014) Homer - the Iliad and Odyssey (xxxx) Michelle Obama - Becoming (2018) Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games (2008) Suzanne Collins - Catching Fire (2009) Suzanne Collins - Mockingjay (2010)   Movies Nightmare on Elm Street [8-disc DVD collection] (xxxx) Friday the 13th [8-disc dvd collection] (2017) Sausage Party (2016) Saw [8-disc DVD/blu-ray collection] (2017)

My Manga Collection

My Manga Collection   A Silent Voice
A Silent Voice vol. 1
A Silent Voice vol. 2
A Silent Voice vol. 3
A Silent Voice vol. 4

Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan vol. 1

Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist vol. 1

BUNGO Stray Dogs
BUNGO Stray Dogs vol. 1
BUNGO Stray Dogs vol. 2

Children of the Whales
Children of the Whales vol. 1
Children of the Whales vol. 2
Children of the Whales vol. 3

Deathnote black edition vol. 1
Deathnote black edition vol. 2

Dr. Stone
Dr. Stone vol. 1

Edens Hero
Edens Zero vol. 1

Escape Journey
Escape Journey vol. 1

Flying Witch
Flying Witch vol. 1

Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket Collector's Edition vol. 1

Haikyu!! vol. 1

Horimiya vol. 1
Horimiya vol. 2
Horimiya vol. 3
Horimiya vol. 4

Laid-Back Camp
Laid-Back Camp vol. 1

Little Devils
Little Devils vol. 1

Made in Abyss
Made in Abyss vol. 1
Made in Abyss vol. 2
Made in Abyss vol. 3
Made in Abyss vol. 4

My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia vol. 1
My Hero Academia vol. 2
My Hero Academia vol. 3
My Hero Academia vol. 4
My Hero Academia vol. 5
My Hero Academia vol. 6

No Matter how I look at it, it's your guys' fault I'm not popular
No matter how I look at it, it's your guys' fault I'm not popular vol. 1
No matter how I look at it, it's your guys' fault I'm not popular vol. 2
No matter how I look at it, it's your guys' fault I'm not popular vol. 3
No matter how I look at it, it's your guys' fault I'm not popular vol. 4

The Ancient Magus' Bride
The Ancient Magus' Bride vol. 1
The Ancient Magus' Bride vol. 2
The Ancient Magus' Bride vol. 3
The Ancient Magus' Bride vol. 4
The Ancient Magus‘ Bride vol. 5
The Ancient Magus‘ Bride vol. 6
The Ancient Magus‘ Bride vol. 7
The Ancient Magus‘ Bride vol. 8

The Girl from the Other Side
The Girl from the Other Side vol. 1

The Promised Neverland
The Promised Neverland vol. 1
The Promised Neverland vol. 2
The Promised Neverland vol. 3
The Promised Neverland vol. 4
The Promised Neverland vol. 5
The Promised Neverland vol. 6
The Promised Neverland vol. 7
The Promised Neverland vol. 8

Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul vol. 1

ToraDora! vol. 1

Wotakoi: Love is hard for Otaku
Wotakoi: Love is hard for Otaku vol. 1   Count: 59



A Return to the World of Pokemon

Hello Pokémonsters!      It's been a over a year since I've updated this blog and partially that comes down to a lack of new information during the follow-up years of each generation. I hope you all enjoyed Ultra Sun & Moon, and the new Let's Go series. But now, we're starting the hype train up again for a brand new generation.      A 7 minute Pokemon-specific direct has been announced for Pokemon Day tomorrow. It will launch at 6am PST / 9am EST / 2pm UTC. In addition, a 5 day week event will run starting tomorrow for Pokemon Day including a daily Q&A segment with Nintendo Treehouse.      See you tomorrow for the Pokemon Direct!   



My Tori Amos Albums Ranking

Been thinking of doing this for a while so here it is This ranking will not include Y Kant Tori Read or Midwinter Graces or Gold Dust as I personally do not consider them main albums toward her discography Therefore 13 albums will be included in this ranking from my least fave to most fave - And I will be pointing out some of my fave tracks from each album   13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 So that is that If you have never checked out Tori before or have thought about doing it I would highly encourage it I think her discography has something for everyone and for sure something that everyone can relate to Thanks again to @Hylia for introducing me to her


My signatures

My signatures are an integral part of fotp history, and I will list them below. It’s hot outside and sit on my porch, sucking a popsicle. It’s cherry flavor, their favorite flavor was always cherry. I sit and reminisce about the times we spent together. And I don’t feel  sad, because those memories bring me happiness. I finish up my popsicle just as they call me inside, they’re still here with me. But I still think about our memories, so that I’ll nver forgot them when they’re gone. I sometimes wish we lived forever. Just look at world now, Normani is gone, Ally is gone, Dinah is gone, Lauren is gone, and I’m still standing. My name is Camila Cabello, and I want to take you on a journey through the development and creation of my most personal album yet, simply titled M(e)ila. Put your safety goggles on now, this is where the darkness comes to light... _______________________________ I was on various drugs when I chose this username, and now I must suffer the consequence of it. This is not a publicity stunt, I’m actually worried for my mental health. Please if anyone is reading this, please help me. Please buy Charmbracelet on iTunes , you know the shtick. Send me receipt verification, and then I’ll get better. Please, please, please do this for your friendly neighborhood troll, I know you want to see more of me in this upcoming year. Please do this for me and help me, and help him. __________________________________ It was unusually chilly this Halloween night. I had decided to attend one of my towns infamous Halloween party’s that night, and was enthralled. The party was excellent, lots of people had really great costumes and I had gone as a pirate. The party was on the outskirts of my small town a little whiles away in the wood. I had drunkily dozed off in One the tents, and when I had awoken everyone had already gone. I checked my phone and it was around 1am. I only had 3% battery so I had about enough to make one call, I decided to try my local taxi service, Brocka Taxis. My town was very small, and at the time didn’t have Uber or Lift. Luckily, they picked up and said I was lucky I had called as they were doing their last drives of the night. They said the wait would be around 30 minutes so I waited in silence. My phone died shortly after the call, I stood by the street I walked to in the cold. I watched my breath in the freezing air to pass the time. A little time after, I saw the headlights of a car begin to materialize in the distance. I waved my hands and they honked on notice. The slowly pulled up to me and I read the little motto I had come to know. “Brocka Taxis, We’ll never say never!”. I was glad at that time, cause if they could I’d be stranded here. I got in the taxi and was greeted to a rather good looking women in her late 20s. I said hi and introduced myself just to be cordial, she replied back “Hello, I’m Brandy, where are you headed?”. My stomach dropped and I almost gasped. “Excuse me what did you say?”, I questioned nervous. “I said Hi, I’m Brandy, where are you headed?”, she replied with a slight giggle at the end. I saw her shoot me deathly glare in the rear view mirror along with a taunting smile. Desperate, I told her my location, she smiled and what she said next to me stunned me. “Ah, I know where that is, we’ll have to take the freeway though, that sound good?”. She smiled with that again, I shuddered. We sat in silence for minutes, even though they felt like hours, as she awaited my response. I gathered all the courage I had in me and replied, “No, no thank you actually”. She chuckled slightly to herself, and unlocked the doors, I had no idea she had even locked them. I got out and immediately started walking back the other direction, I heard her start to drive along side me and I held my head down. “You have a safe night” she said as she drove on off. I looked up shortly after and the car was gone, not a skid mark or anything just vanished. It was a long dark walk home that night, my only company the Full moon.  __________________________________ My sweet sweet nana loves gays, but gays like me, you see. I’m normal, my nana loves me because I don’t act like a typical gay. One day my nana saw to gays kissing on tv, she turned the channel and whispered a silent prayer to God, “damn them to hell god, and abomination”. I giggled, it’s ok my sweet nana loves gays, gays like me. Another time I recall, my nana was walking to the store and saw to young teen boys holding hands, “Disgusting!” She screamed, the ran out of embarrassment. She told me when she got home, I lightly chucked to myself this time, my sweet nana loves gays, gays like me. One day I was in my room, dancing around to toxic, when my nana barged with laundry, “what the fuck are you doing! Come pray with me now!”, i was embarrassed,  but I was acting weird. So we prayed, and she’s looked at me a little funny since. But i guess it’s ok, my nana loves gays, gays like me?  ____________________________________ Ugh, I dread the day I turn 30. I know it’s so so far away, but it scares me. That’ll be the day my life ends, I’ll be a old fart rocking in chair by the fireplace reminiscing about how things used to be. Mariah Carey will be playing on the radio, no nevermind, it’ll be playing on whatever music technology my grandkids leave for me on table. They’ll barely visit their poor old grandpa. Every second will feel like years as I await my imminent death. Those below the age of 25 will laugh at me as I leave my house to get the mail. Spitting in my face, calling me a “old fag”. I’ll run, no limp, back into the house using my walker. I’ll cry, and wait until mother Mariah calls me back to the Lovely Place to live with her for all eternity. Where she lives there’s no beginning and there is no end, and it’ll feel like you’re dreaming, but you won’t be sleeping.  ___________________________________   “Happy Black History Month” reads the status posted by fotpforums user @DespunkThoseFawkingBawls “Ugh leave this forum you fucking annoying race baiting freak” replies user @Madonna despite the status just being posted 4 seconds ago.  It may be 3:32am where the madonna stanning user lives. But that didn’t stop him from logging and and checking Winnie’s post history for updates. Just like it didn’t stop him the other 2321 times.  “This will make him leave!” The Madonna Stan thinks, a demented smirk sprawled across his face. He sits inches away from the HP laptop screen, the 376x282 low definition display burning his corneas to a crisp. But he doesn’t care. He never cares. All her cares about is the moment when Winnie wakes up, and sees that notification. How will he feel? Will he weep? Will he become enraged? Will he wallow in sorrow? Or will he ignore the notification, just like the other 674 stacked in his notification box from the same user.  The madonna user wonders if he’ll ever be acknowledged again. And for a brief moment he wonders if his efforts are in vain? Should he perhaps put this energy somewhere productive? But he doesn’t like thinking logically. It hurts his head.  He steps two feet over to his twin-sized mattress, nuzzled comfortably in the corner of his 6x6 room. His head lays roughly on the bare mattress, not a bed sheet or pillow in site. As he drifts off to sleep, the stinging sensation from screen watching for 13 hours still present. A smile sprawls across his face. “I bet he’ll be pressted” he thinks as he drifts off to sleep. But I won’t be, and I never am. 



Request your songwriting credit receipts here

Hey gurls   So I work in music publishing and work with songwriting/song info. I won't have access to this info for much longer, so if you have any requests for credit splits/songwriting credits/how much a song is earning this month, for pretty much any song, leave your requests here and I can fetch the info for you   Example: You want to to know how much songwriting credit each songwriter of New Rules by Dua Lipa is getting: Ailin Caroline, 33.33% Ian Eric Kirkpatrick, 33.33% Emily Warren Schwartz, 33.33% (half of their percentages go to their publishers)   The shares aren't always split evenly, sometimes some artists who claim to write these songs are only getting 1-2% while their cowriters have 25% or even up to 50% of the work. So anything you are curious about feel free to ask (and then use the receipts in BG)



↳ Dangerous Woman: Limited Edition Fanbox

- Welcome to my first ever blogpost! The meaning of this blog is actually really simple. I just wanted to share my "portfolio" of all the photoshop edits, music remixes, etc. I've made throughout my life! It mainly features Ariana Grande. I will try to make more photoshop edits inspired by other edits. I create merchandise mockups, CDs, LPs and more. If you're interested in any of my work, please check it out and make sure to leave me feedback! Hope you guys enjoys my little blog! - DANGEROUS WOMAN: LIMITED EDITION FANBOX CLICK ON THE PICTURE FOR A BETTER VIEW! Including: - Comment down below what you think!



My 3D Zelda Games Ranking

Hi I had the urge to do this so here it is. I've never played Skyward Sword for some reason (Please port it to Switch thx) Anyway let's see here - I will be ranking from lowest to highest A note that I love every game here and this is actually very hard to do   5 4 3 2 1 Overall, this series has put out consistently good material. Out of the 3D titles, they have not put out a bad game. I am sure whatever is next will continue the legacy



Best and Worst in Music of 2017

Top 5 Albums   05. Taylor Swift - Reputation 04. Lorde - Melodrama 03. Goldfrapp - Silver Eye 02. The Killers - Wonderful Wonderful 01. Ryan Adams - Prisoner     Artists that disappointed me            Haim started so well with a clip of Right Now before the release of the first single. It was so raw and emotional. However, later it turned out the song was reworked for the album. Many songs are too light and jolly. The worst part is that they sound the same. It isn't a bad album overall, but after a cool debut, I expected more. This was too commercial for Haim.   The 4th album of Hurts becomes even more commercial sounding. Songs have cliche lyrics and basic production. Hurts are the best when they get darker lyrically and production wise. 

Agent X