Sgt. Fuzzy

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  1. My senior in Theatre Studies and Drama has her A-level individual skill component to finish, and she needs some music to go with a fight scene. As her partner (and "father" in the piece, ironically), I figure I'd take it upon myself to find something other than Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon for her to use. Seeing as she's doing an adaptation of Mu Lan, it'd preferably be more oriental-sounding, and not like the stuff we've already weeded out, like 300 or Gladiator (which, while awesome, aren't quite appropriate). It doesn't have to be very epic or anything, since the piece she's choreographing is a duel between two combatants, but it just needs to be instrumental. It can be an OCReMix or anything of the sort. I'm pretty sure our teacher won't mind. Or rather, what she doesn't know won't hurt her. Thanks so much in advance.
  2. The exact same thing happened to my party yesterday! XD On another note, does anyone have a crapload of trouble just trying to get a dedicated server game started? I have tried over 10 times to get a server among my friends and nothing's worked so far. Plus there's no server list (not that I know of) and most of the time when you play "Quick Game" you end up playing with random people; most of the time idiots who get too far away from the group, get pounced on by a Hunter and promptly die because you can't reach them in time.
  3. Thought I'd give a link to the sample tracks online. http://translate.google.nl/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.psfocus.nl%2F2_2327_Mirror_s_Edge_soundtrack_te_downloaden.aspx&sl=nl&tl=en&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8 EDIT: Oh, wow, I finally hit Snacks N' Jaxson. o_O Shows how little I actually post.
  4. Actually I thought the idea of the typos was to give the crew a more human side, because, you know, typos are an everyday thing (and I assume it'd be the same for logkeeping).
  5. I'll try my best not to spoil too much, but ok: Gosh, I loved that. One of the best things I've read in ages. Masterfully written, with a sense of detachment to it (due to there being no actual fixed narrator) that helps build up the aura of mystery. Despite the final events having no definitive narrative, the log was actually far more effective in detailing the events than actually having a descriptive writing style; the sense of the unknown helping emphasise the panic and boost the sense of desperation. The soundtrack was very appropriate, I thought. Slightly repetitive, admittedly, but it helped me to visualise what was actually going on; a ship cruising through the obsidian ocean, dotted with pinpricks of light and swirling nebulae, the inner turmoil unrevealed. And once you read the final scene, everything just becomes so much more poignant with the music in the background. Absolutely fantastic. Commence the pimpage.
  6. Hard-wiring my brain not to sight-read and play purely by memory. You could put a sheet of extremely simple music in front of me and I wouldn't know what to do. I can't read notation, timing, performance directions... you name it, and I can't do it.
  7. Yay, I'm glad you guys liked it. I'll try to get some better performances up, when I can find some time and a suitable camera.
  8. I'd rather not say, because it's really quite embarrassing, but I'm 16. I've been playing piano for eight years. I just started on those pieces this year, though.
  9. Agh! Finally uploaded. YouTube is so slow at night it's not funny. http://www.youtube.com/user/sgtfuzzy I'm still beating myself up over screwing up most of my songs. It's tough to let it go. I guess I can always take solace in the fact that there are bigger things in life to screw up in, eh? Oh, and the second section of Rainbow Snowland is up, Dhsu, if you want to have a look.
  10. Admittedly, it's not my junior recital or anything, just a bunch of students my teacher teaches gathered at my house the other day to have a recital of sorts. We had to play 4 songs, and naturally I picked remixes for all of them. My teacher took videos. Dammit. With my camera. Watch from the bottom. http://vupload.facebook.com/video/?id=656490028 I apologise sincerely to DarkeSword, bladiator and Dhsu for mutilating Blue Skies Over Guardia, Chopinesque Kirby (especially this), Grand Valse Mario and Rainbow Snowland. Enjoy, nonetheless. I'll probably get proper recordings of non-screwed up performances some other time. ... I was nervous, all right? I was expected to play the best because I was the one who'd studied piano for the longest time, out of all of them.
  11. I've had so many usernames it's hard to keep track, because most of them were in a phase where my adolescence made me think friggin' everything was cool. Uhm. My current one is from Halo PC, where a friend and I started up a clan called Clan Fuzzy, where everyone would have a name with the suffix Fuzzy. I was going for Generally Fuzzy or Extremely Fuzzy at first, but I eventually just picked plain old Sgt. Fuzzy, which everyone seemed to like. Clan Fuzzy has since been disbanded without much aplomb, but a few of my friends and I still keep our names. I was also once MagnaRave, because there was this attack, Magna Rave, from Evolution Worlds. A crappy game in all respects, but the move was so obscenely powerful I was obsessed with it. Yeah. Kesenai or KesenaiTsumi came from Fullmetal Alchemist, where in that context kesenai tsumi means unforgivable sin. I eventually just went with Kesenai, because without the suffix it means inerasable, which is pretty cool for a Counter-Strike name. Sucked at CS though. Still do. Don't ask about Spirit Dragon, I was 10 and I made the name on a misguided whim. It sounded so awesome in theory, all right?
  12. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade; Davian Thule's speech in the defense of North Vandea. Good stuff.
  13. I cried myself to sleep knowing that I'll never be that good. Seriously though, I thought the Christmas Improv and the Patriotic Improv were frickin' awesome, then I saw the second half of the Mario Bros. Improv. I'm still trying to scoop my brains back into my head after seeing the HOLY $%#&! that was your right hand.
  14. A candy cane, which actually is the most I've gotten in years.
  15. Super Mario World - Super Mario's Sleigh Ride (Dale North, Mustin and the OneUps) Mario Kart 64 - Rainbow Snowland (Dhsu) Also, Dawn over Ivalice is by Bladiator, not Darangen. I think.
  16. The papers today did a feature on him, as well as the other five, on his love for music and remixing. We didn't get mentioned, but that's not the point. I'll type it out when I can find the papers, my mom has them somewhere. Two days ago I was reading his MySpace page, and all the replies to the people who didn't know they'd already found his body; all the hopes and prayers that he'd come back safely; one of his friends even posting that she wanted him to play at her wedding. Damn.
  17. This year, more than 1 mllion people were expected to attend the three-day race, which is Cambodia's biggest annual event. There were 432 participating boats. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday expressed his sadness at the accident. "I share the deep concerns of the five Singaporeans. The Singapore Government will do all it can to provide the necessary assistance," he said in a statement. Speaking to reporters yesterday, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Vivian Balakrishnan said: "Our priorities are to find the missing, to provide comfort to family members and then find out what happened." Relatives of the missing men flew to Phnom Penh yesterday afternoon. On arrival, they went to the site of the accident before going to a hotel to be briefed on rescue efforts. A brother of missing racer Jeremy Goh, who declined to be named, said Jeremy left fro Cambodia on Thursday and was due back tomorrow. He said at Changi Airport yesterday: "We're just going there to see what's going on and hoping for the best."
  18. From the Singaporean national newspaper, The Straits Times: November 25, 2007 TOP OF THE NEWS Five missing Singapore rowers feared dead Judith Tan In Phnom Penh Liaw Wy-Cin In Singapore When the search for the five missing dragon boat racers in Cambodia resumes this morning, chances of finding them alive appear to be bleak. It would have been about 40 hours since the boat carrying 22 Singapore dragon boat racers capsized in the river on Friday. Singapore naval divers will be using sonar equipment to comb the Tonle Sap River near the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, together with local rescue workers. According to eyewitnesses, survivors and race officials, the Singapore team was making its way back to the starting point, after the race, when the tragedy occurred. Instead of waiting for a boat to tow them back, the team had decided to row towards shore themselves. When they were close to shore, a wave hit them, causing the boat to collide with a pontoon and overturn. Team members were sucked under the pontoon. Seventeen racers surfaced and five did not. The missing racers are: Jeremy Goh, 24; Stephen Low, 31; Reuben Kee, 23; Poh Boon San, 27 and Chee Wei Cheng, 20. It is believed that a combination of strong currents and fatigue after the race could play a part in the likely drowning of the five men. They could also have been knocked unconscious when the 500kg boat capsized in the 9m-deep water. The racers were not wearing life jackets. One survivor who declined to be named said the team panicked under water and the current was pushing them down, so they all kicked their way upwards. He was treated for bruises on his face. Eyewitness Joey Paraiso said on television last night that the current was strong. "It happened so quickly. The Singaporean rowers, one by one, floated and saved themselves. There were some railings that they were able to hold on to. "They were not able to swim normally, so they just looked for something to hang on to... The current was a bit strong," he said. The race was held to celebrate Cambodia's Water Festival, which takes place each year at full moon to celebrate the changing of the Tonle Sap River course. *More to follow, I'm typing this from the front page this morning* Please, not only pray for our friend and fellow remixer, but also for the lives of the other missing rowers.
  19. Just about anything from Dhsu. Rainbow Snowland and Nirvana are particularly sleep-inducing. Another Fair isn't bad either. djpretzel's Pachelbel's Ganon (well, not so much) and theophany's Aquescent Symphony... also, Under A New Moon by Fatty Acid and sephfire is pretty good too, though I've found myself unconsciously snapping my fingers to the beat, so that may not be an optimal choice.
  20. Bladiator's Shave Slave (Kirby 64), A Dangerless Road (Super Mario RPG), O, Say Can Yoshi (Yoshi's Story) and Grand Valse Mario (Super Mario World) (I'm a big fan of his in case you couldn't tell). Not exactly the uber-happy kind of music, but they always have me snapping my fingers. The Wingless' Dust on the Notes, despite being under a minute long, has a very nice old-town feel to it. Used to be featured on his website but he's since taken it down with the release of Allegiance. DarkeSword's Blue Skies Over Guardia (Chrono Trigger) gives you this awesome soaring feel. You may think it more majestic rather than straight-out happy, but the mental imagery (at least for me)! Ahh. djpretzel's SwankyVegas (Super Mario World) is pretty awesome too, and Dr. Fruitcake's Mario'sTropicalParadise (Super Mario Bros) is also worth a look. And I'm not sure if this counts, but Dirty Mix (Super Mario Bros) by A Scholar and A Physician, Binster and richBRF is hilariously random.
  21. I really hope reviving dead threads isn't a moddable offense. Anyway, for me it'd be The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. I was browsing through the GameFAQs boards on the game and somebody posted "You would cry if I told you this was the soundtrack to this game", along with a link to DarkeSword's Ancient Hero. True enough, I did. The Wingless' All the World in One Girl was also being featured at that point of time, and once I checked it out, I knew I was hooked. It remains my favorite remix to date. And I practically cried again. Dammit.
  22. *Spoilers Ahead* Man, I really hope that stuff comes to the 360. Though I think the Brumak fight will be quite the letdown (Corpser anybody?), we need some Campaign-based DLC.
  23. I don't know if the program differs from region to region, but here was the one I went for last night (managed to get the last two tickets, phew): PLAY! A Video Game Symphony - Fanfare Super Mario Bros. - Suite Shenmue & Shenmue II - Sedge Tree Lost Odyssey - Main Theme Sonic the Hedgehog - Suite Metal Gear Solid - Main Theme Blue Dragon - Main Theme Kingdom Hearts - Suite Final Fantasy VI - Dancing Mad Intermission Daytona USA - Main Theme on piano by Takenobu Mitsuyoshi Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Suite Chrono Trigger & Chrono Cross - Suite World of Warcraft - Suite Halo - Suite Castlevania - Suite The Legend of Zelda - Suite Final Fantasy VII - One Winged Angel Shinobi - Suite The whole thing was worth going for simply because of To Far Away Times (Chrono Trigger). A tear actually rolled down my cheek when the final notes died away. Also notable were Super Mario Bros (though far too short in my opinion), Oblivion, Kingdom Hearts, Daytona USA (more on this later), WoW and One Winged Angel. Now about Daytona: The piece in itself was good, but what made the performance was the attitude of Mitsuyoshi-san; he sauntered in waving a Sonic plushie, placing it on the piano amid cheers, then a few words, ending with "This piece is titled Let's Go Away, so enjoy, but please... Don't Go Away." The audience roared with laughter. We were cheering throughout the entire song, even though at times his voice broke and he couldn't hold the notes, and even more so when he stood up, took a bow, and hurled the plushie into the audience. Great stuff. After the show I bought a shirt (the white one) for $30 (about US$16) and made a promise with my friend to go again if it ever came back.
  24. Argh. I was trying to get tickets for the Singapore concert but by the time I found out about it they were already sold out. Gah! I'd never have imagined that it would be so popular...