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Melbu Frahma

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  1. Thirding The Window of the Stars. That'd be a great name for an album.
  2. That's very, very true, lol. And Eidolon Wall is a relatively minor piece, as well, so I wasn't terribly surprised.
  3. So I've given the whole thing three full listens-through. There's definitely some good tracks on this album. I think the standouts for me are as follows: All of Kate Covington's tracks are superb, as per her usual M.O. - I think You Don't Know Me is probably my favorite thing on here. Fixations, Lunar Rebellion, and Craic in the Castle Walls are all amazing, particularly as they showed off tracks I had no real expectations for due to their being tracks that weren't particularly favorites of mine in the game; Fixations in particular struck me strongly, as I had totally forgotten about the wedding music in the game. As Long as We Remember is an excellent rendering of Garnet's theme, and The Knight of Woeful Sorrow, Crystal Tempest, Doomed Lovers, Black Mage Master, and Filtering Through the Memories are all really great takes on some of my favorite parts of the OST. There were some disappointments too, but I won't go into detail about them here. I do have a question though, and Mirby/Pipez' posts made me think of it: Is it my imagination, or did Eidolon Wall also get missed? Just for curiosity's sake; it's possible it got worked into a track and I just missed it.
  4. I've readied my body and the bodies of everyone in the immediate listening vicinity. (Or approximately five square miles. Just to be safe.)
  5. I feel like there would be riots. Glorious, Badass riots.
  6. As a noted hater of putting lyrics into Remixers... this isn't terrible. In fact, it's definitely above average. Claire's voice definitely helps sell it in a big way. It might even end up going on the playlist with the other four remixes with lyrics I have in WMP.
  7. This, plus the way he ran his company, the way he always tried to put customers' fun first, and many other reasons, were why he was one of the very few game execs I had even the slightest respect for. He was definitely one of the good ones.
  8. It's a great rendition of what is - in my opinion, which is therefore likely wrong - the best track off the entire soundtrack; all of the emotion, the longing, of Shovel Knight is captured perfectly by the string-piano one-two punch. It's a hell of a great job, and a hell of a great Remix.
  9. I really don't think I need to say anything else.
  10. My body is so ready that I actually need to borrow a second body to hold all the readiness
  11. My God. I'm not exaggerating here, this remix literally brought tears to my eyes. I don't think any other remix has managed to do that, save maybe "October Rain." A beautifully layered-together piece featuring several of the best pieces off of the masterwork that is the Final Fantasy Tactics soundtrack, that somehow takes them and brings the moving scenes of the game to life in a deeply articulated way, while at the same time more than the original tracks (not better, just more). This track made Daniel Kaelin my personal hero. And Stevo for actually making it, of course. Made a somewhat shitty last couple of months all worthwhile just to hear this piece.
  12. Easily in my top four from the competition, and I'm really, really glad to see it make it to the front page. I admit, it was not what I'd expected from the sources the first time I listened to it, but it's grown on me more and more each time I've listened to it. Great little upbeat track that ought to put a smile on your face.
  13. ^ Gotta second most of this. When I first heard that song, I felt this realization of everything coming together, and a strong determination to take my people down there and end Sephiroth, no matter what came or how many we lost. (I got my ass kicked, incidentally, and had to come back 30ish game hours later with a much stronger team.) While we're on FF7, and are also hugely moving songs for me. Every time I hear Aerith's Theme, I see the first time I saw her die again, when I was so upset and horrified (and angry) that I spent the entire battle afterward cursing Sephiroth and wanting to leap through the t.v. screen and strangle him. It's an incredibly sad song, but with a hopeful, almost brave, tinge to it, which is how The Great Warrior affects me too; I remember feeling Red's pain and his loss when he realizes the sacrifice his father made. But it's a good sadness, almost a proud sadness, on Red's behalf.FF9's is one that's similar to Judgement Day for me; it's definitely one that makes me feel inspired and ready to take on anything that comes my way. of FFT fame is a harder one to pin down as to the emotional content for me, on the other hand, because it's used for so many epic and important scenes that it really has a widely varied array of emotions that it can call to mind; sorrow, hope, courage.I could go on longer about other songs - Suicide Mission of ME2, Build That Wall & Mother, I'm Here from Bastion, Everything's Alright of To The Moon, basically the entire first two generations of Pokemon music, the music of Sapiens (a Win 95-era PC game), and several others, buuuut unfortunately I have to go shovel snow. Yaaaaay winter.
  14. ^ Seconding pretty much all of this, although "I Do" is my personal favorite. It's a crying shame she's gone. She was easily my favorite foreign language vocalist, and was ridiculously talented.
  15. New episode: Mega Ran. (Yeah, I know, it was a while ago. I've been ridiculously busy for several months, sue me. )
  16. Major props to whichever of your artists made this Freya. It's freaking gorgeous.
  17. You son of a Wait. The pizza or the album?
  18. I, for one, am also waiting for our new robot overlords. And a pizza I ordered last night. Dominos swears they delivered it, but I ain't got no tasty cheesy goodness to prove it.
  19. You could have some sort of randomized "track of the day" featured at the top of the homepage/top of the forums, in the space between the "about forums games" line and the "thread title" line, perhaps complete with the ability to play just the song (no video or anything) while browsing the forums. Maybe moving up the Remix Roulette on the first page would help too.
  20. Give that queue hell, boys. *lights a cigar*
  21. Am I the only one who dislikes the blond guy already? I have a feeling he'll end up the "annoying one" of the bunch, even just off of the short trailer.
  22. Agreed. His recent blog post on "Gamergate" is pretty well-thought out as well.
  23. Quoted because it's my thoughts exactly. How much more compelling is it being exposed to the grim realities of, say, warfare in something like Spec Ops: The Line, compared to debating the thing in a vacuum? Of course, nothing can quite match the ability to learn from having lived the experience, but then it'd be incredibly stupid to recommend to someone that they go fight in a war to learn about how war sucks, or go abuse a woman so that they can learn that abusing woman is a bad thing to do. Games, books, movies, television... these provide a safe medium in which we can explore these ideas without ever needing to perpetrate the injustice against a specific individual. It's when we strip these contexts and deeper moral questions from games/book/cinema and start glorifying it that we start to run into potential issues, particularly with the more impressionable members of our society.
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