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by Peregrin
Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Super Smash Bros.
Replies: 1074
Views: 94604

Re: Super Smash Bros.

It is a crime to discuss Brawl's bad voice acting without discussing the far-from-dulcet tones of
Spoiler:
whoever the hell did Sonic's voice and/or writing.
"Sonic's my name, speed's my game!"
I mean, come on! Give that blue bastard some dignity.
by Peregrin
Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:23 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 404444

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Since an orchestra conductor is technically a form of teacher, here goes:

The violins were complaining about a page turn, so our conductor said with a completely straight face:
"Then use your OTHER limb."
by Peregrin
Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0409: "Electric Skateboard (Double Comic)"
Replies: 160
Views: 36791

Re: "Electric Skateboard (Double Comic)" Discussion

Addaone wrote:Calvin and Hobbes, Oh me yarm Oh me yarm Oh me yarm!

I believe you meant to say "Calvin and Hobbes and Mario Kart, Oh me yarm Oh me yarm Oh me yarm!" It's like a bizarre marriage of two things very dear to my heart. All thanks to the electric skateboard.
by Peregrin
Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 97617

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

What, exactly, do you mean by 'real jazz'? Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, and the like. Combo jazz centered on improvisation. But big band (and swing) is definitely "real jazz" and predates the combos that you're talking about (since you're mostly talking about Bebop and post...
by Peregrin
Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: A question my music teacher couldn't answer...
Replies: 23
Views: 2937

Re: A question my music teacher couldn't answer...

Depending on the style of the composition, you could potentially be able to distinguish between 2/2, 4/4, and 2/4, although your answer still wouldn't be 100% accurate. For example, if it's a march, you can pretty much assume that it's in 2/4.
by Peregrin
Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 97617

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

DannysARocker wrote:What, exactly, do you mean by 'real jazz'?

Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, and the like. Combo jazz centered on improvisation.
by Peregrin
Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 771659

Re: Doctor Who

David Tennant is my hero. I will also put in a good word for Tom Baker, one of the older doctors. His jelly babies were a beacon of hope for an entire generation (or something like that). When I went to London this summer, my one goal was to obtain Doctor Who swag. I am now the proud owner of a Davi...
by Peregrin
Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 831583

Re: Anime!

Well, apart from the obvious Cowboy Bebop , which is perhaps the greatest anime of all time, I enjoyed Fullmetal Alchemist , The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya , Death Note , and Blood+ . There are others I enjoyed as well, but those are the ones that immediately come to mind. I'm really more of a ma...
by Peregrin
Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:44 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: favorite lines/quotes from books
Replies: 286
Views: 114931

Re: favorite lines/quotes from books

Youth is like having a big plate of candy. Sentimentalists think they want to be in the pure, simple state they were in before they ate the candy. They don’t. They just want the fun of eating it all over again. The matron doesn’t want to repeat her girlhood– she wants to repeat her honeymoon. I don...
by Peregrin
Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:31 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: SAT Scores
Replies: 241
Views: 37832

Re: SAT Scores

Standard SAT Reading: 800 Math: 720 Writing: 800 Subject Tests Physics: 710 French Written: 720 Math II: 760 Chemistry: 760 I am a firm believer in the principle that most of the standard SAT is not very difficult. What is difficult is maintaining focus for a test that takes that much time. I was d...
by Peregrin
Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:22 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: "Ouch" moments in school
Replies: 514
Views: 55681

Re: "Ouch" moments in school

This is based on hearsay, so I don't know if it's true. Still kind of funny, though, so I thought I'd share it: There was this student who hadn't studied for a test. The test was multiple choice, so the student decided that since he didn't have a clue, he might as well answer 'D' on every question,...
by Peregrin
Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:09 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The Mahler Appreciation Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 1292

Re: The Mahler Appreciation Thread

I go with the MTT recordings. As for my favorite symphony, it's gotta be the 2nd, hands down. It's epic, and the flute birdcalls in the final movement are second only to those of Ravel's Dapne et Chloe.
by Peregrin
Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 97617

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

This is going to be fun: -There were two golden ages for music; one was in the 70's with the evolution of rock, hard rock and progressive rock, and the other was in the 30's with the evolution of swing. Tsk tsk. Failure to mention the eras of Bach and Beethoven is heresy. Also, the evolution of jaz...
by Peregrin
Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Best Concert You've Been To
Replies: 334
Views: 36532

Re: Best Concert You've Been To

Santa Rosa Symphony played Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring a couple of years back. It is some of the most intense music to experience live.
by Peregrin
Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Radiothread
Replies: 265
Views: 85859

Re: Radiothread

Has anyone mentioned "Optimistic" from Kid A yet? That was my first favorite Radiohead song, and still is to some extent, although now I have several favorite songs (because you can't pick just one). My favorite album is probably OK Computer , although In Rainbows came close. To me, they'r...
by Peregrin
Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Good Music Theory Lessons?
Replies: 3
Views: 1101

Re: Good Music Theory Lessons?

As much as I hate Tonal Harmony , it is the definitive text book for learning the accepted workings of three and four-part harmony. And it really helps with analyzation. However, there is a set of books published by Keith Snell called The Fundamentals of Piano Theory . These are what I started on, a...
by Peregrin
Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!
Replies: 782
Views: 68604

Re: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!

If you were a diamond, when young, you would not shine at all. You would be remarkably dull. Very far from shining like the sun.
by Peregrin
Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Improving the educational system
Replies: 174
Views: 15292

Re: Improving the educational system

Here's an interesting article that shows how Finland's educational system works. It's the current leader in education based on the results of an international standardized test, and it's really amazing considering how different their system is. It almost seems counterintuitive compared to the US sys...
by Peregrin
Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: That song that's stuck in your head right now...
Replies: 262
Views: 25967

Re: That song that's stuck in your head right now...

"Wonderboy" by Tenacious D.

It has the power... to move me.
by Peregrin
Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Hotness of instruments?
Replies: 147
Views: 11897

Re: Hotness of instruments?

And the flute is my least favourite sound, second only to the piccolo. There is *no way* I am going to change their sexiness rating. Just...ew. Sound. Gross. Always sharp. Always speeding up. And always vibrato. Makes me fucking seasick. Well, if we've never heard oboe played well, clearly you've n...
by Peregrin
Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Symphony
Replies: 48
Views: 7399

Re: Favorite Symphony

I just learned the other day that Rachmaninoff left the premier of his own first symphony because the performance was so bad. Still not as bad as Stravinsky's experience with the Rite of Spring premiere. Bad stuff. But hey, thanks for the Rachmaninoff reminder. I really like his 3rd symphony. The S...
by Peregrin
Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2415112

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Salutations. I be but a humble high school senior. I have a wide range of interests, but my main focuses are on classical music and biochemistry. I play piano (jazz and classical) as well as flute and have dabbled in percussion. My physics teacher introduced me to the wonder of xkcd, and since then,...
by Peregrin
Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Perry Cox or Gregory House?
Replies: 167
Views: 20375

Re: Perry Cox or Gregory House?

House. Mainly because of Hugh Laurie. I mean, after watching Jeeves and Wooster for a while and then seeing House, you have to appreciate his acting ability. Plus House is just more tragic than Cox. I like my characters to have an edge to them.
by Peregrin
Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:38 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cowboy Bebop
Replies: 67
Views: 14646

Re: Cowboy Bebop

This is my favorite anime series, hands down. It's artfully done and has the best soundtrack of any TV show or movie I've ever seen. The fact that they pull from so many musical genres alone makes its soundtrack good. Plus it named one of its episodes after my favorite Herbie Hancock album ( Speak L...
by Peregrin
Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Dystopia
Replies: 28
Views: 4388

Re: Dystopia

Dystopian literature is probably my favourite genre! I think your plan for a story kind of defines what dystopia is. It is an excellent plan. Sure, the details of 1984 are different from our world, but wasn't Orwell describing the world as he saw it? That we are all slaves of propaganda? Animal Far...
by Peregrin
Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:09 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Symphony
Replies: 48
Views: 7399

Re: Favorite Symphony

Mahler's Second. It's just too epic for words.
by Peregrin
Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Concerto
Replies: 23
Views: 3006

Re: Favorite Concerto

Being a pianist, I have a bias toward Rachmaninoff. If I had to choose a favorite, it would probably be the second, although for some reason I've always liked the fourth a lot, too. AFauré's compositions for flute and orchestra, although maybe not enough to be called concertos, are also some of my f...
by Peregrin
Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Best Rhythm Game Ever
Replies: 120
Views: 17444

Re: The Best Rhythm Game Ever

Elite Beat Agents. At first I thought I'd put Guitar Hero, because I played it for a marginally longer period of time. Then I remembered that EBA had fewer songs, meaning that each EBA song gave me several more hours of enjoyment than each Guitar Hero song. Quality over quantity. Plus the dancing-se...
by Peregrin
Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Ways to improve your grammar and spelling?
Replies: 30
Views: 5151

Re: Ways to improve your grammar and spelling?

The root of your problem is that no matter how you do it, improvement will take time. I would still recommend taking the reading route, as at the very least the activity is enjoyable. You can indirectly improve your sentence structure while becoming increasingly well-read. Also, if you're worried ab...
by Peregrin
Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0391: "Anti-Mindvirus"
Replies: 377
Views: 83999

Re: "Anti-Mindvirus" Discussion

The problem is, now I don't know whether I've won or I've lost... the game says that I lose, but the comic says that I win...

And isn't the game won once someone relatively famous admits that they have lost on television?

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