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  1. I don't stream often but I decided to try to do it more often now that I play casual HotS and CS:GO somewhat consistently. twitch.tv/jeffehthekitteh
  2. I don't think I'll ever get tired of slapping people with a fish.
  3. I really love Murky right now. He's the first hero I bought (I started playing two days ago). I just solo'd a Sylvanas. Feels good man.
  4. After leaving the moba scene I've returned to play Heroes of the Storm. It's more fast-paced than League but the games tend to snowball more. I like the varying objectives on each map and I also enjoy that there are multiple maps to play in the same general format. There's a player level that is permanent outside of gameplay like summoner levels from League. What's interesting is that they also have hero levels for the heroes which are permanent and they unlocks things like traits or skins (in combination with in-game currency). Anyway, add me on Battle.net if you wanna play! HotS Players kitty - Wozza#1978 Kat - Virtuoso#1608 k-wix - kwix#1499 Koriantor - Koriantor#1937 zykO - zyko#1323 kupernikus - Kouper#1332
  5. I just bought a digital piano, a Yamaha DGX-620, and since I have roommates and thin walls I figured it'd be best to get a new pair of headphones so I can practice without bothering them. I also play electric guitar so the headphones will double for that as well as for casual music listening. I'm not an audiophile or anything so I have no idea where to start. I want to something that's really up there in quality. I already have a decent headset I use for gaming (Sennheiser PC151) that I've been using for the past 8 years; so something better than this would be ideal. I did have someone recommend me AKG K 240 headphones, but I don't know how these compare to anything else. I'm looking at spending around $75 before tax and nothing over $100 before tax. EDIT: One thing I forgot to mention is I wear glasses, so a pair of headphones that doesn't crush my ears against my earpieces would be great.
  6. kitty

    Your "feels" VGM

    Finally got some time to sit down and type a response. This track does have a lot of emotion to it, but not what I'm looking for. Still quite enjoyable though. This matches up somewhat closely to what I am looking for. The beginning definitely gives off a sense that an ordeal was just overcome. It really helps the song develop a more uplifting sound later on.
  7. kitty

    Your "feels" VGM

    Sure thing! To further complicate these themes, I want to throw in a feeling of redemption/healing/recovery from a trauma. Again the image in my head is similar to the ending scene in Advent Children. It's arguable that Cloud lives because of Aerith and he overcomes Bahamut because of his friends' support for him. I guess another way to put it is that he was "saved from himself." Cloud's trauma is very real, but he also ruminates on it for quite a long time. To overcome this, what he gets goes beyond just regular "support" and he is SAVED by the intervention of his loved ones. Again this is similar to the idea I have. My idea focuses more on the subject overcoming his own flaws but only through the realization that those flaws are a part of him or that they were not even flaws to begin with. Another way to put it is to regain hope (with some help from a close friend) after one has lost all faith and that they feel they can't go on anymore and have fallen into despair. I want to actively avoid the cliche "you can do it" feeling. It's here where I think the distinction could prove too difficult to define in music without lyrics. "Fear Not This Night" from Guild Wars 2 does a great job (with the help of lyrics) to get pretty close to the idea I have in my head. Although it is a tad bit too "epic", it handles the complexity of what I want really well when it moves back and forth from a tense feeling to a supportive feeling.
  8. kitty

    Your "feels" VGM

    Hey guys, thanks for helping me out with finding stuff. I'm having trouble finding one particular "feels" song that may be a bit too specific. I'm looking for songs that convey the idea that emotional wounds are healing and that the hurt person is slowly moving on. Alternatively, I'm looking for songs that sound "supportive." To put a picture to these feelings, I would say the scene from FF7's Advent Children where Cloud has the vision of Aerith and she says "it's okay" and walks away is spot on for what I'm looking for. I'm not sure if this is too specific but I'd like to find an example of music that might be able to convey this on its own or with minimal background story. Any help is appreciated!
  9. I'm having the opposite "issue". I increased my exercise frequency lately and I went down two pounds, but I feel like I should have lost more. But I know my waist has gotten smaller so I think I'm just putting on some muscle.
  10. I push forward out of habit. I think it's reinforced slightly by playing PC games where pressing W to walk forward (and to accelerate) is the equivalent of pressing forward on an analog stick.
  11. kitty

    Your "feels" VGM

    This one is good, though I'd need to hear it without the alarm klaxon. I saw this in my library and I gave it a listen. It definitely conveys a sense of urgency, but for some reason I never associated it with danger. There's something about it that has the opposite effect on me. Or maybe it's my memory of the game and never actually feeling rushed when this music played.
  12. Just got up from a nap and felt like skipping exercise. Did the exercise anyway and broke my circuit personal record for reps completed.
  13. kitty

    Your "feels" VGM

    Thanks so much (AGAIN!) Nathan! Several of these work with what I need. Thanks for putting so much effort into your posts! And I'm only 1/4 of the way done listening.
  14. Gave the remaining three a listen but my PS1 gaming knowledge is pretty weak. Good luck though!
  15. kitty

    Your "feels" VGM

    Both are pretty much exactly what I'm looking for! No need to be epic! The songs (for bullet 2) I'm looking for just need to be able to convey that anxious, almost panicked feeling of having to run away. Nervous #2 matches that pretty well. Standing in the Pain is close, but not exact. It needs a build up in the dynamics and a more aggressive instrumentation for me to get that "lashing out" feeling. The melancholy sound of it though works as a good starting point for that, though. I can see "Tooth Paste" working really well in an ragey remix. The melody would need to be played a bit more aggressively. Aside from that, I probably wouldn't even change the notes at all. This is probably the best fit for what I'm looking for that feeling that I've heard so far! Thanks! I'd like to hear more examples, if you guys don't mind helping me out still! I really appreciate it.
  16. kitty

    Your "feels" VGM

    Ya my issue is that I can ONLY think of Metal Gear songs for that specific feeling I want.
  17. kitty

    Your "feels" VGM

    Thanks for the continued responses guys! I'm now specifically looking for the following: tense/anxious songs similar in feeling to this song but doesn't have to have the same "sound." danger/"gotta run away" songs that do NOT give off a feeling of battle (example: ) angry/lashing out songs that aren't malicious (no example for this womp womp) edit: VGM still of course
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    Your "feels" VGM

    Didn't mean to skip this one. I love this track so much too as I get lost in its beauty. What do the rest of you think/feel when you listen to this track?
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    Your "feels" VGM

    Hmm this one makes me feel like something big is coming, probably because of the bell tolling. This is definitely a positive uplifting song. I immediately got the sense of looking forward to adventure. This gives me a happily ever after feel to it, but specifically like a few years down the line. The image I'm getting is a man raising children, but thinking back to his time as an adventurer. This makes me think of everyday life in a small town. I imagine a man coming home after a day's work and relaxing but still thinking about the future and how to reach his goals.In response to Melbu Frahma: Aeris dying surprisingly didn't upset me too much. If I used her more, I think I would have been a bit more pissed. Also I don't think it helped that I saw her die before I even started playing because I watched my older sister play through that. Regardless, her theme is very pretty and the cinematic that plays at the same time has a powerful yet simple symbol. I would say that the music really elevated the emotional impact for me. Which is kind of exactly the type of music I'm trying to explore here. Is it the story that enhances the music, the music enhancing the story, or both? Red XIII's moment when he sees his father had much bigger impact on me. The story and the music work really well together, though each stands on its own. "You're Not Alone" is such a great song but I failed to empathize with Zidane. This was also probably because I watched my sister play the game so I never really got the full background of why he felt the way he did. I felt that the whole sequence of despair to recovery happened WAY too fast for me to have an appropriate emotional response. "Antipyretic" sounds like a call to arms to me, at least in the beginning. The song does convey many different feelings in it. Actually what I'm seeing in my head is the entire sequence of a battle. The call to arms and then the calm before the storm. Then the mad rush at the start of a battle and the victorious and triumphant end. In response to Koriantor: Mass Effect was such a fun game. Too bad my Xbox pooped out on me before I could play ME2. Ended up not playing 2 or 3 since I wanted my renegade femshep. Both the Main Theme (around 1:00) and Noveria give off feeling that something is "out there" / unknown. The Main Theme foreshadows that realization at the end that there really IS something out there. Noveria makes me feel like something is hiding or that there is something suspicious happening, but I just can't place my finger on what that suspicious activity is. Ilos too manages that feeling, though more tense, than curious. Listening to these again and thinking about the story let me appreciate how well the soundtrack goes with the story.
  20. kitty

    Your "feels" VGM

    This is what OCR is all about maaaan. Though I do personally prefer remixes to share the same general feeling as the original, some of my favorite ReMixes are vastly different from their originals. FFIX's boss theme took a while to grow on me. But I would say that it fits the dire situations of the game very well if you're not overleveled. That's one of those things about video games: if they're too easy it can also ruin the mood being set by the music. I think that video games or movies facilitate the kind of "emotional progression" that happens in your Persona 3 example.
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    Your "feels" VGM

    "Kingdom End" is between calming and "looking ahead" to me. I imagine the pilot arriving here needing a badly needed reprieve but at the same time wanting to get back to traveling. I could see how "Goodbye Baby" is a go-get-em song. I think there's probably a lot I'm missing to fully appreciate this track though. Ahh yes...Dali. This is also a favorite of mine. So peaceful. Very good song that doesn't need any background to it to be fully enjoyed.
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    Your "feels" VGM

    Wow. Amazing. The strings in this song are really powerful. And the growth of the song just adds on top of that grieving feeling. This conveys a very specific type of loss to me. One that isn't understood all that well, if at all. When the dynamics get louder and the tempo increases, all that questioning swells up. Really thinking I've done myself a disservice when I was younger by passing up on KH now. Like you, this song makes me feel loss. It's a very general feeling of loss and one not as powerful as "The Other Promise" to me. Still, I enjoyed the track very much. It's hard for me to know exactly where one tracks ends and the other begins here. But I have a pretty good idea. It's interesting I couldn't find a separate game version of the track on Youtube. I also enjoyed this track. I liked the multitude of emotions it was conveying. However, because it's a medley those emotions just seemed to come one by one rather than add to a singular cohesive meaning. I'm actually having a hard time focusing on this song and honing in on the emotion. Basically I understand that the song is conveying a sadness of some sort but I'm just not "connecting" with it. I'd probably have to play the game to get the full effect here. Again, I can see the emotions trying to be conveyed in this song, but I'm not quite connecting. "The Land Beyond the Clouds" is quite epic. It gave me chills at parts. So I feel more like I'm departing on an epic quest/journey rather something that's more humble (IMO) like exploring. I can see the exploration aspect of the song though. "The Red Stone Forest" conveys tension to me, like you don't know what to expect. But then the image changes to something spectacular as it's slowly revealed. These are all quite atmospheric. I think I'd need to play the game to get a better idea of what's going on. FFVIII is my favorite Final Fantasy as well. Out of the FF series, it's the one that truly focuses on love, even beating out FFX. "Eyes On Me" is such a powerful song for me. The ending cinematic is just so good. Unfortunately, I never finished FFVI because I accidentally lost Shadow (wasn't using a guide) and he was a main party member in my playthrough. Pretty much never went back. FS has got such a great soundtrack, too bad I couldn't get into the game. "Schism" makes me think a lot of spies sneaking into places. Like Solid Snake or something. "My Beautiful Escape" almost has a smug feel to it. The way the bass pulses in the beginning. The beat makes me think of the "cool guy pose" where a guy is leaning back against a wall with his arms crossed though throw in a bobbing head or a tapping foot to go along with it. Hmm I don't follow this one like you do. I think I lost you around the anger -> despair/terror transition. I'm not sure what I feel from "Burning Man". It's got that creepy vibe from it but I'm not sure what it leads to. "Are You Coming Home, Love MOM" gives me a sense of dread and tension. The title is particularly interesting to me. I feel like if I played the game I would understand the track more.
  23. kitty

    Your "feels" VGM

    I can see that. The track definitely conveys tension. The instrumentation reminds me of Bowser's Theme from Mario 64. I like the growth in the track. I definitely felt the same emotions as you here. For me, there's a definite positive vibe from this track. Very energetic and slightly inspiring to me. Despite having played Chrono Cross and loving it, I haven't played through Trigger yet (let the stoning commence). That said, I think I would need to play Trigger to get a fuller emotional impact from this track. It seems to be a fan favorite and the story probably makes it so. I even reviewed that mix! Not an in-depth review but still one nonetheless! I remember playing CC as a kid and getting to the part with Miguel. I didn't understand why we had to fight him, but I knew from the music that it was something that the party had to do but they didn't want to. This track is way up on my list for having that expressive quality to it. This is a personal favorite of mine. The song is so bittersweet, because of FFX's story. But it's such a beautiful song nonetheless.
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