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About StreetFlare

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    Melbourne, Australia


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    I'm a first-year uni student, sprite artist,writer, and musician, although my own belief in my skill as a musician is kinda lacking after a couple of bad performances. Had an original song on an album before, so now I'm looking into VG remixing as well as all the rest.
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    Will Bonnici
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    3. Very Interested
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List)
    Acoustic Guitar
    Electric Guitar: Lead
    Electric Guitar: Rhythm
    Vocals: Male

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  1. So I really need to get back into commenting on tracks; even just to try to just share the love and try not to be as cringe-worthy as I was those years back. And so of course I chose the song with the most downright sexual instrument I could... that bass is downright explicit! That intro; with the emphasis on the upright bass? Oh my; there's more than pillars of salt rising from that. Jokes and puns aside; this really does deserve a touch more attention than it's received over the years. Yes; it has H-samples in it. But would the song be the same without them? Would any other instrument bring that surprise factor? Honestly; with repeated listens, I don't think I could argue any other instrument would work in their place. The "melody" line they play isn't really something you'd get a woodwind instrument to play, and there's no drum that comes to mind that fits with this style of music that can replicate that kind of noise. Aside for that first intro at :34, the "moans" aren't even all that exposed (Heh), with a role partway between a percussive instrument and a lead line. They play with that bass and the heavily Middle Eastern sound, becoming another piece of the auditory soundscape. And as I said, I really, REALLY love that bass. Which is unfortunate, since I'm not allowed to have my bass up high or subwoofer on most of the time. That funky rhythm, those dirty note-slides, it's got real skill in it. Guess this shows the world that there's more uses for the adult animation audio than just meat-beating.
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    Lonely gamer doesn't know how to make friends anymore.

    I might be mainly on OCE for League; but as a heavy introvert who adores this community, complete with social anxiety reaching the point of actually hampering his day-to-day life; I'd be happy to get back on my level 20-something NA account on League... as long as you guys are fine with playing with a guy with ping over 270.
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    Celebrate the McRib

    Don't know if this is on YouTube, but a member of Rooster Teeth ate a ten McRib stack and filmed it. Larry, I watched all of it and immediately thought of this thread.
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    OCR03118 - Mega Man 7 'Seventh Climb'

    I've loved all of Cyril's vocal tracks so far, and this one has exactly the same qualities I've enjoyed about the others. I sing along to Never Stop in my car. Absolution Comes in Dreams was the song that brought me to OCR in the first place, and while his voice might not be the most refined in the world, it's got passion, and his lyrics are always well thought out. I'll echo the critiques, though. There are points where the vocal line are simply too muddy to make out clearly, which is a shame. The songs I mentioned before both had very powerful and clear vocal lines, so the mixing flaws in this are more evident. But, along the same lines as everybody else, it's no bother. Keep up the brilliant work.
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    Zone Runners (NEW ALBUM IS OUT!)

    Waitwaitwait... halc & Digi Valentine? Doing Sonic tracks? MY BODY ISN'T READY! Time to go steal a new Metal Sonic body.
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    OCR02852 - Bubble Bobble 'Bubble Dragon'

    Seriously? I missed these guys at PAX Aus (despite being there, had to go before the concert started), and I was annoyed at missing Armcannon? Local talent represent! I can't describe what the song makes me think. Like DJP pointed out, it's somewhat similar to AkumajoBelmont, with "For You" immediately jumping into my mind, but for two reasons. Yes, the aesthetic is very similar, but Robbie is from Sydney. These guys are from Brisbane. I'm from Melbourne. It's the pronunciation and accent in the vocals that adds to it, and I LOVE IT. If I manage to score tickets to PAX Aus again (won tickets for the Pokemon Nationals), then I'll stick around if they're playing there. Or if Armcannon is, since I ain't missing out on any more live VGM and Remixes.
  7. Ok, to get the title gunk out of my system - I'm a Christian, and this title doesn't offend me in the slightest. Reading over this thread just gave me a headache. Which re-listening to the song then fixed. While I, as a writer, try not to include anything offensive in my works, and as such try not to bring up religion, I can understand the usage here. Probably because, being an Australian, I've heard the use of his name as a release of frustration many times. Yes, I am responding to a many-year-old thread here, but I just needed to let that go. As for the song, I have no words. It's unique on my PC, which is filled with everything from Elvis and the Beatles to modern rap to a few traditional classical pieces, a large proportion of this site's content and albums, and yes, Christian music as well. A purely percussion track doesn't sound like it would work, but in high school, the music performances would typically end up with a drum ensemble playing in this style. As a separate note, I was brought up with the Power of One soundtrack and the Soweto Gospel Choir as favorites of my family (despite my roots being European), I guess I'm accustomed to the African vibe of this track. All in all, while I couldn't give a breakdown of it (I'm not a percussionist, my area of skill is more in guitars and my voice), there's just something about this track that fits into the epoch, and will never need to be told to get back in because of dinosaurs. Unless those dinosaurs are people with outdated views.
  8. No, I too hear the Maplestory vibe, and I too enjoy that. We need more Maplestory mixes. But that's beside the point. This track is just... wow. Yes, the samples are a little lacking, especially in the drums and guitar. But damn, the arrangement ties every little piece together really well, so the quality of the samples doesn't matter, at least, not to my ears. Flute boy's got some brilliant help from the Nocturne, it would seem.
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    OCR02791 - Okami 'Harushiden'

    The writeup was too long, I failed to understand what was going on. Can I get a TL;DR please? Oh, wait. The song speaks for itself. My brain just melted in a halc fan blur. And considering my cosplayer name is Halcyon, that is a hard feat to pull. I salute you, fellow halc!
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    OCR Ad Fail

    Tried Wartune ages ago, found it even more boring than AdventureQuest (Which I last played in primary school, back when I felt such games were "fun") so I quit. And then these ads came out. Was I missing something? Went back to Wartune. Nope, not missing a single damn thing. Whoever this company is, they really need to re-evaluate their marketing strategy. If the game was rated 18+, not sure if they could advertise it so widely. Then again, since it isn't, I think it's breaching advertising laws. Ironically, there are teenagers games I played (high school, of course.) that could pass those restrictions. Doesn't programs such as IMVU have "adults-only" content? Let alone that MMO "Scarlet Blade" (Heard of it in a review on YouTube, and it was just another generic MMO. Except you could pay real money and remove the already-skimpy clothing your female avatar was wearing. Because there was no men in the game, barring NPCs...). I think I'll stick to games with awesome music and fun gameplay, and the ones that force sexuality on the player can lie and rot for all I care.
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    Pokémon X/Y and OmegaRuby/AlphaSapphire (Gen6) (3DS)

    I would like Mega Charizard X, yes. I have the stone for MegaZard Y... and I'll be looking for a second post-game, since you can find them.
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    "Moving on" from OC ReMix (split from BGC apology)

    Well, I can still say that one of BGC's remixes, Chivalry Begins, can still bring me to tears when I sing along to it. And up until I found out about the weird-ass tuning, I wanted to play a cover of it. Now, I'm questioning the sanity of that (Both the cover, and the tuning). It's too beautiful a song for me to cover, but it inspired me to start writing music again, which, as a acoustic guitar player/vocalist, is a good sign for me. Haven't had much luck/time since starting uni, but I love that song, it's one of my all-time favorites. As for all the clique issues.... I've been an administrator on a wiki for many years now, and I can attest that cliques are a major problem. Before I ended up as the guy running the wiki, the former team dealt with things as a clique, and almost split the userbase in half with some of their decisions. Me? Being in Australia on a glitch-ridden old PC, I could barely access the sites they were using for discussion, so I had no say on what was happening. Now, with a new PC and the discussions happening on-site, the cliques are still there... but have no power. I don't know why I'm telling this story. As a plus-side, finally got Reaper, so maybe my name will be up on here, with Remixer credits. I know I'm nowhere near good enough to be the next BGC/XPRTNovice/Zyko/Pot Hocket/Level 99 (all of which, btw, have songs I ADORE), but I think my own style, as well as collaberations, might just help me find my way as a musician after my hopes of being heard in person at open mic nights and talent quests was crushed by high school teachers & other students. This might just save my love of playing music, it certainly has diversified the styles I listen to.
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    FFIV - Genesis of Destruction

    To be honest, the original Genesis of Destruction was one of my favorites off that album. The amount of creative writing and character design I've done listening to that mix is, well, a lot. The new version you suggest is also impressive, but remember - as a performer, what you have created and shared before will NEVER go away. I have to deal with that as an author and musician myself, and it's been drilled into us in Creative Writing lectures at university - anything you post on the internet can always be traced and is normally incredibly hard to remove. I'm sorry, but while this track is awesome, the only thing you can hope to do is, as djp suggested, submit to the judges and see if you can get this variation posted as a standalone - I've seen a number of tracks that have been updated and resubmitted after the album has been released.
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    Nintendo 2DS

    Last year, I would carry around one in my school pants at lunchtime during my last year of high school. It didn't create the kind of bulge you mention, in fact, it just looked like I had a phone and iPod in the same pocket. Of course, if I wanted it in class (lazy sod that I was), I'd have it in my blazer, but eh, my point stands.
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    Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones-Powerful Foe

    I am disappointed at the lack of Fire Emblem, and I heartily concur. If anyone does decide to remix this, now that I have Reaper up and running on my PC, complete with my old Mbox, I'll gladly offer some guitar parts, depending on what is required (might take a while to learn whatever you compose, but yeah)