I sent @teFlyingNinj a video of a new EarthQuaker Devices pedal, and this is his response.
Here's the video we're talking about:
Kikyobutt Keeper of Beards
1 week agoKikyobutt Keeper of Beards
So my new guitar pedal came in today! Probably one of the coolest pedal packages I've gotten so far. I opened it up to start playing with it and look at the goodies it came with (EarthQuaker Devices product catalog, guitar pick, EQD trading cards).
When I got to the pedal itself I decided to pop the back plate off and throw a battery in it, but when I opened it there wasn't a spot to put a battery. Apparently the pedal only takes power from a 9v power supply (aka it has to be plugged in) and I don't have any pedal power supplies yet, so I can't play with it just yet. I might as well bite the bullet and buy one for all my pedals, but there goes another $200.
2 weeks agoKikyobutt Keeper of Beards
Have you ever gone back to a song/album/band that you used to listen to years ago and not say the phrase "oh god, why did I like this back then?"
A few days ago I was on Discord messing around with the bot on my server and adding songs to the music queue, and I kept adding random songs to the queue because I was just trying to fill it up. To be honest I had songs ranging from Peter Gabriel, Twelve Foot Ninja, and High On Fire. I have quite the taste in music.
But anyways, I added one song that I used to listen to a lot when I was in high school: 2nd Sucks. When that came up next on the queue, I just had this urge to add more A Day To Remember songs, including You Be Tails, I'll Be Sonic, Sticks & Bricks, All I Want, and All Signs Point To Lauderdale. At this point I realized I pretty much put the whole What Separates Me From You album, so I decided to just stop the music bot and go to listening to the album itself.
Luckily, I didn't have one of those "oh god, why did I like this back then?" moments. I still love this album
says the nostalgia. It's one of those albums that has a good mix of pop-punk and metal that I really enjoy. Now I will admit, some of my favorites from the album are the heavier songs (Sticks & Bricks, 2nd Sucks, and my personal favorite You Be Tails, I'll Be Sonic), but there really isn't a bad song on the album. This Is The House That Doubt Built has this ominous/dark start but gets lighter in the chorus. It's Complicated and If I Leave have very relatabe lyrics that I'm sure we've all felt before. Then there's All Signs Point To Lauderdale, and let's be honest that all my friends don't give a fuck (see what I did there?).
All in all, going back and listening to this album is like re-finding buried treasure, only I was the one that buried it by accident. I find I have a different appreciation for it now that I'm a little bit older
and not that much wiser.
So, are there any songs/albums/bands that you used to listen to years ago that you haven't heard in awhile? Do you still like them? Any of your old favorites still a favorite?
3 weeks agoKikyobutt Keeper of Beards
So I was editing a video for another Siege let's play, but I keep coming across the same issue: My framerate sucks wieners. Now the weird thing is that the frame rate is totally fine when I'm in the menus, but majority of the actual gameplay is just trashed. My biggest issue is that this isn't on just one video, it's on 200+ recordings, all dating from a few months ago (like pre-Glaz buff) up to earlier this week.
Part of me wants to trash it all, like move all these files to a flash drive and put said flash drive onto a rocket and send it into space on a course straight towards the sun.
Another part of me wants to try and salvage what I can from these files, which won't have a whole ton of gameplay since the framerate is so shit that I'll have to cut around that.
What do you think I should do? Salvage what I can, or delete it all? I already have one opinion saying I should delete it, but I'm curious what others will say.
Second question is more specific: How the fuck do I record Siege to not look like shit. I have OBS set up just fine, but the only game giving me heartburn is Siege (and only at specific times, like in the middle of a round). I will take any advice, but please be patient, I'm pretty stupid when it comes to setting up games on PC.
1 month agoKikyobutt Keeper of Beards
I had this whole thing typed out, and it was a beautiful rendition of my weekend, but I took a break to take a shower, and my computer decided to FUCKING UPDATE, so I lost this whole thing. This is take two, hopefully it's at least half as good as the first time I typed this journal.
RTX was a blast, and I had a ton of fun this whole weekend. Before I get into it, I want to give a shout out to the guardians for a wonderful job this year, you da real mvp. I also want to mention the clusterfuck that was security on Friday. I'm not mad at RT or the guardians, but I am disappointed in the Austin Convention Center's security. As someone who works security, I saw they were not prepared and they really messed up on Friday by only having two metal detectors. They eventually remedied this by getting a third, and for Saturday and Sunday having a whole room dedicated to security with plenty of metal detectors, but it still doesn't change the fact that they were not prepared. What I heard was that the ACC decided that RTX needed security three days before the event, and that's too short of notice. I also want to point out that security checks were only happening for the exhibit hall and not for panels, and for general security what happens if something bad were to happen at a panel? Doesn't seem like this was all the way planned through. Lastly, my dad went into the exhibit hall multiple times with a pocket knife in his backpack, and from one security guard to another WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING?!? IS THIS AMATEUR HOUR? YOU HAVE ONE JOB!!!!! Ahem... like I said, I'm not mad at RT or the guardians, they did a great job making sure Saturday and Sunday were better, but man the ACC security fucked up.
Anywhore, to the recap of the weekend: Thursday, I drove into town with my dad and @teFlyingNinj . We got registered and went to Fado's for dinner and bevs. We ended up having an impromptu meetup when @Ratatoskr , @RWBimbie , @Lamkia , @Izayer and @Treanomaly showed up. We had some drinks and told some stories, had laughs, and at one point Treanomaly started talking about Australian accents and made me laugh so hard I was crying. We left to get food never forget the kebabs... but got sidetracked when my drunken father took us into the Driskill hotel for more drinks. There we met up with @madmanmoe , @Joron093 , @Jaron097 and a few others (sorry for not tagging everyone, I didn't catch everyone's usernames, plus I was drunk at this point so I don't quite remember who all was there). We all left the Driskill and went down 6th street, got some pizza, and some of us drifted off while the rest went into Pete's Dueling Piano Bar. After a few songs we all went back to our hotels and called it a night. I sobered up and posted into the OCC Discord server about sobering up before bed while listening to Incubus. Afterwards I realized how odd that sounded, especially when thinking about which Incubus song I was listening to.
Friday: Got up at 9 to get some breakfast then walked to the convention center with Ninja. Stood around waiting for the RWBY panel line to start up when my dad showed up, so he and I decided to get lunch at (guess what) Fado's. We got back to the convention center and played Line Simulator 2017 for about an hour until we got into the exhibit hall. Once we finally got in, we went to the RT store (where I spent too much money), then went by to see @lukemckay and got a drawing done while catching up on the past year. It was pretty funny when I told him I was the one who made Jeremy in RWBY, Geoff in RWBY, and Sad Geoff. Afterwards, we wandered around, went by the Mega64 booth and talked to the guys. I thanked Shawn (again) for something nice he did for me a few RTX's ago, and got a picture with the crew. After a little more wandering around the floor, my dad, Ninja and I went back to the hotel room for a little bit before going to Salvation Pizza for the OCC meetup. (Instead of tagging everyone from the OCC, I'll just post the forum page HERE and the group page HERE.) The meetup was a ton of fun. We ended the night with a few rounds of Uno and Million Dollars But (many "here's looking at you, kid" were had) before heading back to our respective hotels.
Saturday: Got some breakfast and walked to the convention center (met up with @GreenBull92 ) to see the Halo panel. It was an interesting panel, they had about 5 minutes of announcements followed by 55 minutes of Halo Match Game. It's not exactly what I was expecting, but funny nonetheless. Went to the exhibit floor and hung out at the food court when we saw Gavin. Of course, a group of people wanted to get a picture with Gavin. Instead of getting in line, I decided to start photobombing all of their pictures. I stood behind Gavin for a couple of minutes as he kept getting pictures with people and signing things. At one point I walked up to him in between pictures and told him "Hey Gavin, just to let you know, I've been photobombing pictures behind you for a while now." He laughed, and said "So you're in like ten photos and I didn't know?" I replied with "Closer to thirty or forty." He let out a loud "Jesus!", to which I stated "I was back there for a while hahaha." A few minutes pass and he gets through majority of the line, so I decide to walk up to him again and ask for a real picture. His response was gold: "Actually, how about you take a picture and I'll photobomb YOU." And thus, I now have a picture of Gavin photobombing a selfie. After that, We went upstairs to the Music of RvB panel. Got to talk to @nico and @DavidLevy and invited them to get drinks later. We went back to the exhibit floor and wandered a bit more, met shifty Larry at some point, played The Ultimate Drinking Game with the creator, then went to the Behemoth booth where we saw @AgentWashingtub008 and got separated when my dad wandered off again. We eventually went back to the hotel and met up with my sister and soon-to-be-brother-in-law for happy hour. Got some drinks and met up with Ninja and Lamkia right when they needed to make a quick cosplay repair. The we went on down to (fucking guess) Fado's and had dinner and bevs when Nico and his friend (I'm really sorry but I forgot his name) showed up. Unfortunately David was busy, but we still had fun. If you ever have a chance to hang out with Nico and David, they're a blast. After that, we went on to our respective hotels for the night.
Sunday: Breakfast and a slow walk to the convention center. Wandered around the exhibit hall (you're catching a theme here, right?) until going to the How To Start A Game Company panel. Another interesting panel, although most of the info I already knew, there were some good tips shared there. Exhibit hall wandering happened, ended up meeting Max and asked him if he's seen Sad Geoff. He said he hadn't, but he "loves sad Geoff" and said he'd definitely check it out. My dad and I continued, played a few games like Battlesloths, Black Ice, and (I think the name was) My Lost Robot Body. Later met Griffon and (jokingly) apologized for Sad Geoff. We met back up with Ninja and Lamkia and went in search for Tex-Mex (because Lamkia never had Tex-Mex before). We trekked many blocks west to a restaurant that apparently served Mexican food but not Tex-Mex (we actually had trouble reading the menus). We walked many blocks back up to 6th Street to a Tex-Mex place when I finally remembered there was a Tex-Mex place LITERALLY right next to the convention center. It was quite the brain fart, but we already sat down so we weren't getting back up. Had dinner and walked back to the car to start the drive back home. Ended up driving back through a storm, but got home safely (although it was really funny when I hit a puddle and scared the shit out of Ninja hehehe).
All in all, the convention was so much fun, and I'm glad to have not only been there again this year but to hang out with so many of my friends that I see all the time online. If you read through that wall of text, congratulations you made it through the gauntlet. If you skipped down to the bottom for a tl;dr then get your ass back up there and read, you don't get congratulations unless you read it.
Lastly, here's an imgur album of my pictures from the event.
Hope to see you guys there for RTX 2018.
1 month agoKikyobutt Keeper of Beards
So last Monday I went to see Deftones, Rise Against, Thrice and Frank Iero and the Patience live. If you noticed something different between the title and that previous sentence, I didn't mention Frank Iero and the Patience because I only caught the last song by them when I walked into the venue. But Anywho...
This concert was something I was looking forward to for quite some time. It was my third time seeing Deftones, but my first time seeing Rise Against and Thrice. More importantly, Rise Against was my favorite band back in high school (funny enough, my favorite band now is Deftones), but over the years I never got to see Rise Against until now.
This show was also interesting for me because it was at the venue I work security at. I have been to concerts here before, but this one I used free tickets that I won at the holiday party last year (it was 2 free lawn tickets to any *mutually agreed upon* show in the 2017 season) plus two tickets to the Woodforest Bank Club within the venue. What's nice about the bank club is 1) it's air conditioned, and 2) they have a projector showing the stage and playing the music at a comfortable volume. As an added bonus, since there were only 7000 expected guests, there were free upgrades to the floor, so I didn't sit on the lawn because my supervisor gave me upgrades to 108, which is pretty good.
Now of course I had to take pictures and videos of the event, what did think I wouldn't? I will start off by saying the only reason I didn't get anything of Thrice's performance because I was inside the bank club for that, and let's be honest that'd be weird if I started recording the projector in there when the band is on stage outside.
So since I didn't get any pictures/videos for Thrice, here's my favorite Thrice song:
the who's been luke mckayed group
Tall People of RT
Balls 2 That
The art projects I do at the Art Institute.
Let's Play Live
The Dillinger Escape Plan - live in Austin
Deftones, Rise Against and Thrice live
Frost is love, Frost is life
Sometimes I draw things, when I'm not lazy and all.
Just a friendly reminder
Don't leave your phone with your friends.
Finally got my signed vinyl of Outlier today.
I don't know why I did this
The wild programmer, in her natural habitat
Available now on iOS, Android and Amazon Fire devices!
Apparently my co-worker is trying to make our game evil by hiding pentagram-like stars in the programming.