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1 day agoOboeCrazy Freelancer
You usually hear about visual artists opening up commissions, but sometimes you can commission a musician as well! Most of what I'm contracted to play are larger events, like orchestra gigs. Every so often I'm hired to record things, like music for popular web series or solo parts for a new concerto. I've had to get a bit creative to be able to offer something anyone might want and could easily afford. But the summer is a dead time for gigs, and I am poor. So I've taken an idea that I've used to make presents for friends and family and opened it up to everyone!
Custom Musical Cryptograms!
Would you like to have an original musical composition based on your name or a phrase performed by a professional classical oboist? I can turn any text into custom music, play and record it on oboe or English horn, and send you a high quality mp3 or wav that you can enjoy. Use it as a unique ringtone, theme music for your YouTube channel, or a special gift for the person who has everything!
Say you're playing in a D&D game and your Dungeon Master calls. You want to know it's her, so you commission me to turn the title "Dungeon Master" into music and use it as your ringtone.
I use the same method JS Bach used to turn his name into music, and can make alterations depending on if you'd like something that sounds more happy or sad. I can even vary the tempo to be as fast or slow as you want!
My current rate is $10 for around 10 seconds of music, with discounts for multiple orders. You can choose a high quality mp3 or wave file, and if you want I'll even send you a scan of the sheet music I created so you can see the actual notes! I'm even running an RTX special...order before the end of June and I guarantee your order within 24 hours of receiving payment!
You can PM me here, or send me an email at INFO AT OBOECRAZY DOT COM to get more information and get yourself something unique!
1 day agoLivSenpai Senpai Notices You
Last year was my first year attending RTX and my first overall convention and I'm lucky enough to be able to attend again. My first year was an amazing experience filled with so many memories and friendships that I thought I'd create a guide that will
Stay Hydrated and Eat Frequently
This is one of the most common things you'll see in any RTX guide because it's the most important. It's Texas and Texas can get very hot very quickly. And we all saw what happened to Michael when he didn't eat or drink anything at Busch Gardens. Don't be a Michael. I know it's hard to find time to stop and eat when there's a lot of cool panels and booths to see but it's important. Always have a water bottle on you at all times and drink at least one to two bottles full a day. Even though the convention center is air conditioned, walking around all day takes a lot out of you and betters to be over prepared than under prepared. Along with that, have snacks like granola bars or fruit snacks on you to eat while you're waiting in line or walking around. Even if you aren't super hungry, eat something! You'll feel more energized throughout the day and have an overall greater experience.
Hygiene. Hygiene. HYGIENE!
Please shower and wear deodorant. It's not that much to ask. There's A LOT of people in a confined space so if someone smells, everyone around them suffers. Shower once or twice a day and wear and bring deodorant with you to the convention center because more likely than not you will need to reapply at some point in the day. If you sweat a lot, bring an extra t-shirt to change into mid-day. This also give you a chance to show more of your cool RT merch. If you wear makeup, I suggest bring a small bag of it with you because it will sweat off and that way you'll be able to reapply at the convention.
Open Up and Make Friends...
Everyone is at the convention because of one thing: Rooster Teeth. Everyone is part of the community and you all have a common interest so talk about it to others and hear what other fans like. While waiting in line for panels, start casual conversation with the people next to you. This is how I met so many people last year that I know get to call friends. Break out of your shell and go meet new people. It's really worth it.
...But Be Respectful At the Same Time
Though it's good to talk to people and meet other fans, remember to be respectful to EVERYONE. This includes attendees, Guardians, members of Rooster Teeth, and guests. If someone doesn't want to speak with you, respect that and politely excuse yourself from the conversation. If someone uses different pronouns and tells you to use those, please try to use them and if you mess up (which happens it's ok) just apologize. If a Guardian tells you something, do what they say. They put a lot of time and effort to make sure you have a safe and fun weekend. Also thank them when they help you. It goes a long way. If you get the chance to meet a member from Rooster Teeth, great! Politely ask them to sign something and thank them for all that they do. Have a casual conversation if they have time. But if they don't have time and either the Guardian or the person tell you they have somewhere to be, let them go. No ifs, ands, or buts. They will take time to meet the community unless they have somewhere to be. Overall, just respect what other people say because doing that will make RTX a greater experience for everyone.
Take Time To See the Convention Floor and Others Booths
This is one of my biggest regrets last year. I focused so much on seeing panels that I barely had time to see all the amazing booths and artists. Find a day where you have a solid 3 hours to just wander through the convention floor and look at the RT Store (I suggest going there either Friday or Saturday), the different games that you can play, the artists in Artist Alley, and some of the other booths you can buy stuff at. There's a lot to see so take the time to see it.
Read Other RTX Guides (Especially By Veterans and Guardians)
I basically read 20 guides before I left for RTX on what to pack and what to bring to the convention center with me. The ones that were really helpful (unlike this one) were the ones that were from Guardians and people who had attend RTX for multiple years. They know pretty much everything about the convention and have a lot of helpful advice that can make the convention go from good to great.
Take a Deep Breath and Have Fun!
RTX is what you make of it. There's so many things to do and see so go do what makes you happy! Guides are helpful but they aren't perfect because everyone's experience is different. As long as you are having fun, RTX will be a blast and an unforgettable weekend!
I hope that this was somewhat helpful and I hope to see you guys at RTX if you're attending!
1 day agoIronBridge Keeper of Knowledge
The PlayStation 2 was so popular that it was produced up until the month before the PlayStation 4 was announced.
Meanining that it was produced for just under 13 years, one of the longest runs for a video game console.
I still have mine, and it reminds me of a happier time in my life, so thank you Sony.
Even if it's memory was terrible...
Further Info: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_2
2 days agoiMacOfDeath
Now before you get too excited, no, I'm not reviewing the Hayao Miyazaki film. There just happens to be a magically floating castle in the sky in this anime, and I has having trouble coming up with a good title. It's not even that the castle plays a prominent role in the anime, just that it is referenced multiple times, is the focus of one heroin's career choice, and is a plot tool that is never utilized this season. Yes that's right, something that is shown every single time the anime goes through its opening is just decoration. Sure the bad girl is shown in the castle, but we don't even understand the thing she is in front of or if it is important or not. I mean, it's obviously important, but the whole season's focus was on rescuing a useless blond princess repeatedly and watching a teacher not bone the tsundere. But I'm getting ahead of myself, let's start at the beginning.
A magical academy needs a teacher so one of its most powerful professors, Celica Arfonia, recommends a man by the name of Glenn Radars, someone who has neither the credentials nor the desire to teach at the academy. Unfortunately for Glenn, Celica was very insistent on him working there and so he reluctantly accepted the job. His first day goes pretty well as he is Team Rocketed by one of the main heroins by the name of Sistine Fibel, a tsundere with white hair and a headband that is suppose to look like cat ears but just looks like piglet ears to me. Unmotivated and lethargic, Glenn spends the next few days assigning his class to self study while he takes a nap. At one point Sistine challenges him to a duel, where she proceeds to kick his ass and this is where the entire class loses all of their respect for the man. I however liked him up to this point, especially after his little speech on a overused trope in anime.
But fear not, for as bad guys invade the castle, when the powerful Celica just so happens to be away, we see that Glenn is actually very strong. He surprises everyone with his original magic that is basically Sombra's ultimate but constantly active, allowing him to use martial arts to defeat his powerless opponents. This isn't always the case of course, but Glenn's magic is limited so super powerful attacks drain him pretty badly. The arrival of the bad guys also gives us our other important character, the second heroin by the name of Rumia Tingel. She's a princess with ties to Glenn's past as a badass killer for the government, but no one else knows this and for some reason she's not accompanied by a royal guard at all times. There's some dumb reason given like her not having died during a ritual, but it makes no sense and is pretty washed over. I mean the girl's mother is the queen for fucks sake, a queen who actually misses and loves Rumia. So it's not like she's hated or something. Whatever the case Rumia soon becomes the focus of Glenn's protection for about 2/3 of the anime, as the bad guys continually kidnap her for their nefarious reasons. Makes you wonder if princesses have a support group for this kind of shit.
When the story isn't progressing, we're usually learning of a new kind of magic. Like making yourself look like one of your students so you can eat a sandwich, or creating horrifying chimeras and not thinking there's anything evil about it. This only comes up in the first half of the season though, as the second half is more drama oriented as we pick up another female protagonist stupidly named Re=L Rayford. Her introduction occurs earlier, but it's during the beach episode that we learn more about why she has such a dumb name. I thought she was kind of cute at first, but then she went and stabbed Glenn in the back, literally, and weighed her character down with a crap ton of emotional baggage. Such a shame.
The final two episodes switch the focus onto Sistine, as a pretty boy with a monocle who claims to be her fiancee shows up. Sistine wants nothing to do with him, for good reason, but after defeating Glenn before a big duel for Sistine's honor he seems to have won. This actually brings up a big issue I had, as Glenn disappears and is alluded to having never returned. It created actual suspense, it actually made me wonder what happened to him. I mean, the next episode is the final one and Sistine is getting married to the pretty boy. But before any climax, before any battle, fucking Rumia ruins the tension by spoiling that Glenn was preparing a counter attack. It's so dumb! I don't know who it was, but this was a terrible plot point. It ruined the big battle at the end for me, which had a top hat wearing villain and crack zombies! Ugh, such a waste.
Genres: Action, Magic, Fantasy
Animation: Liden Films, the studio behind Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo, Arslan Senki, and Miss Monochrome: The Animation. Pretty average stuff, nothing astounding or terrible.
Voice Acting: Average stuff, nothing note worthy.
Favorite Character: Sistine is too tsundere for me, Glenn mellowed out from his kick ass past self, Rumia sucked, and Re=L ruined her character with emotional baggage. Everyone else was either a background character or not around enough to matter, so I'm giving this category a pass.
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records gets a 6.3 out of 10
2 days agoAlexMattias
If I can describe it in three words, they would be:
I liked it. Bay pulled out all the stops for his last Transformers movie. Hope the BumbleBee movie that's coming out next year will be even better.
Also, I've been playing a crap ton of Warframe on XBONE, so I've posted some picks.
1 day agotopham DHYB
Today I got Metro 2033 and I learned a few things. I am not good at using a mouse and keyboard to control things. More so, I am not used to it, but right now in game accuracy is poor. I could always connect up a controlled for that game I suppose.
I have been playing far too much Sky Factory, and I've recorded most of the podcasts I need for the trip away. There's a lot to do over the next week, especially as I've not taken any time this weekend to really prepare as I've been relaxing.
The next week has the potential to be hectic, but also not, with the prospect of a full site stock check looming, it'll either be done at the end of this week leading to a lot of time being available for other work, or the beginning of next, which means the staff will be rushing a lot of work through, meaning the end of this week might be a little chaotic.
Have an excellent day! You're all my favourites!
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