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by Astronick
Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:15 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Last.fm Compatibility Thread
Replies: 142
Views: 27327

Re: Last.fm Compatibility Thread

Haven't posted here for a while....

Your musical compatibility with robotinator is MEDIUM
Music you have in common includes Jeniferever, The Notwist, Hope of the States, M83 and Mogwai.

Moi: http://www.last.fm/user/Astronick
by Astronick
Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Shoegazing
Replies: 19
Views: 2115

Re: Shoegazing

Interesting stuff. The continuation of this thread has made me realise that: a) I have left my JaMC CD's at my parents house :-( b) I want to listen to Death Cab for Cutie just for that JaMC reference c) There is a band called Glasvegas who have brought the JaMC sound into 2008 d) There is a band ca...
by Astronick
Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Shoegazing
Replies: 19
Views: 2115

Re: Shoegazing

It's kind of difficult to recommend something based on liking M83 because they span quite a range of genres and styles but one of the very best shoegaze bands is Ride. Other bands you might like to check out (in an M83 vein) are [url=http://www.last.fm/music/múm]Múm[/url] and The Album Leaf.
by Astronick
Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Last.fm Compatibility Thread
Replies: 142
Views: 27327

Re: Last.fm Compatibility Thread

My musical compatibility with aethernox is very low

Music we have in common includes Oasis, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Stone Roses, Portishead and Led Zeppelin.

My Last.fm is: http://www.last.fm/user/Astronick
by Astronick
Thu Dec 25, 2008 1:18 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Best of '08!
Replies: 38
Views: 3819

Re: Best of '08!

Excellent list Astronick. Hail Frightened Rabbit for adding to the list of great Scottish bands! Cheers, you're list is great too. I definitely should pick up Dodos and She & Him, otherwise I think I've heard it all (so much music, so little time). Flying Lotus - Shhh! 12" EP BEAR MY HIP-H...
by Astronick
Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0521: "2008 Christmas Special"
Replies: 203
Views: 51275

Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

If you need it, you have my rubber chicken to help get Randall back. (Major points to anyone who gets that reference! :mrgreen: Come on, just try and get it. I'm unbelievably surprised that I thought of it. The only thing that made me think of it was the "and you have my axe" thing. :mrgr...
by Astronick
Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Best of '08!
Replies: 38
Views: 3819

Re: Best of '08!

Some interesting lists here. I'll throw my thoughts in the mix... 1) Fleet Foxes by Fleet Foxes Bringing Apalachia to the masses through haunting harmonies and generally stunning compositions 2) Midnight Organ Fight by Frightened Rabbit Cathartic Scottish indie with lyrics as sharp as their playing ...
by Astronick
Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Math rock
Replies: 13
Views: 1493

Re: Math rock

Try This Town Needs Guns - part of the same Oxford math-rock scene that brought you Foals. Their album Animals is strange but good although some people might find the vocals a bit too emo-y.
by Astronick
Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0511: "Sleet"
Replies: 83
Views: 20089

Re: "Sleet" Discussion

I love the artwork in this one - very bleak and perfectly suited to the 1st December in Scotland. wait... what's wrong with battlestar galactica? Nothing, in fact Battlestar Galactica is the best show on television. Or at least it was. I also have to agree with the above - I've been doing a full re-...
by Astronick
Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Kazuo Ishiguro
Replies: 4
Views: 2186

Re: Kazuo Ishiguro

Regarding the central concept of Never Let Me Go I think Ishiguro himself has admitted he wasn't very interested in the technology behind his near-future Universe, so that has never particularly bothered me. After all taking a leap of faith is very often needed with these sorts of books. Unfortunate...
by Astronick
Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0447: "Too Old For This Shit"
Replies: 95
Views: 20743

Re: "Too Old For This Shit" Discussion

I jumped for joy the day I had no more math exams at university, that was 3 years ago. I am still a happy man. QUIT WHEN YOUR EARLY. Good advice? Absolutely - we had a significant maths component for the first two years of our four year engineering degree. I was so happy moving into the third year....
by Astronick
Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0445: "I Am Not Good with Boomerangs"
Replies: 132
Views: 41698

Re: "I Am Not Good with Boomerangs" discussion

Someone should write a little generator that gives you a random selection of the panels to see some truly surreal ones. Your wish is my command ;) http://www.markfiend.com/xkcd/index.php Just keep refreshing for different random strips. ETA: Heh. I just got frames 7, 2, 3, 10. Nice. Thanks markfien...
by Astronick
Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0445: "I Am Not Good with Boomerangs"
Replies: 132
Views: 41698

Re: "I Am Not Good with Boomerangs" discussion

I love the "make up your own variation" nature of this comic... If the panels are 1-4 top row left to right, then 5-8, 9-12, 13-16, read it thusly: 1, 2, 6, 10, 14, 3, 7 then choose any of 4, 8 or 12! Someone should write a little generator that gives you a random selection of the panels t...
by Astronick
Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Assassin's Creed
Replies: 105
Views: 10891

Re: Assassins Creed

I wouldn't have minded the repetitive information-gathering missions so much if it wasn't for the fact that you could easily do the assassinations without the majority of the intelligence you had gathered. A couple of times I had assassinated the target even before I really had a clear idea of where...
by Astronick
Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1560
Views: 399823

Re: Help me! [To choose which game to purchase]

I would definitely recommend CoD4. The single player campaign is short but completely awesome. One of the more cinematic gaming experiences and there are a couple of serious "woah!" moments. I've played it through twice; once on Hardened and once on Veteran because it was so much fun. I've...
by Astronick
Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0436: "How It Happened"
Replies: 168
Views: 38809

Re: "How It Happened" Discussion

I love the way he goes into the finger-pointing pose (proof that XKCD stick men have fingers?) and then probably holds it for about a minute afterwards... Absolutely, that hold through the third and fourth panes is so perfectly done, you are almost counting it out in your head. The implied expressi...
by Astronick
Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: This is the topic wherein we share our last.fm profiles.
Replies: 72
Views: 8877

Re: This is the topic wherein we share our last.fm profiles.

http://www.last.fm/user/Astronick/ (and in my sig)

Seem to be mainly Medium to Very Low with the few random clicks I made coming through the thread!
by Astronick
Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:41 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness
Replies: 70
Views: 10886

Re: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness

Nice to hear people's thoughts on this one. How much does Ron Gilbert's influence comes across? I am still a huge fan of the Monkey Island games (well, 1 & 2 at least) and am going to get this to support his work. Plus the title is great.
by Astronick
Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: CoD 4: Modern Warfare
Replies: 104
Views: 12753

Re: CoD 4: Modern Warfare

truth, CoD2, etc. My gamertag is NobleMisterPenguin. I'll add ya. I prefer to play in an organized manner most of the time. [edit]: Your gamertag didn't fit. I hope you're MisterPenguin. I'd like to get in with a few people who do actually think about strategy from time to time. I've only been play...
by Astronick
Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Why, videogames, why? (The Horror... the HORRORRRR)
Replies: 118
Views: 10585

Re: Why, videogames, why? (Horror)

I'm not at all a horror movie fan but I do enjoy playing the occasional game which involves a bit of it (i.e. most recently Halflife 2). I think, as someone said earlier, the difference is between the passivity involved in movies, and the fact you are in control of your character's destiny in the ga...
by Astronick
Sun May 25, 2008 9:45 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Radio Drama
Replies: 10
Views: 1890

Re: Radio Drama

Long time xkcd reader who has just discovered the delights of the forum... Yeah, I'm a radio drama fan and have listened to most of the ones mentioned in this thread so far. I virtually grew up on the Hitchhiker's Guide radio series having received it on cassette for my 13th birthday, and have since...

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