started a Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup game as a Mummy Chaos Knight
at level 8 Xom decides I should go live in the Abyss, I find an altar to Lugonu first thing, and so I decide to survive and convert to exit the Abyss
now I feel like I should convert back to Xom to do the run ‘properly’…
but that means suffering another god’s wrath
and that I should probably not do
WELP time to figure out how to properly Lugonu
do u ever feel like u need to break up with someone but as a friend
PSA WARNING: GRISSER - PLEASE REBLOG
I’ve been kind, I’ve been more polite than I should have, but I’m done with that.
Over the past year on three separate occasions, Grisser (http://grisser.tumblr.com/ / http://www.furaffinity.net/user/grisser ) has sexually assaulted me, harrased me with private messages and is publicly posting about it, trying to shift the blame to me.
I’m posting this as a warning to everyone else, to respond to his questions and get my side of the story out, so that no one else will have to go through what I did.
warning that grisser is a piece of shit (no surprise)
Why does pop music bother you so much?
people who are bitter about pop music are hilarious
So sometimes I see people posting stuff like this about “why do people get angry about pop music?”
As a musician in academics, it’s because I put a lot of effort into creating music that is enjoyable on many levels, varied, and fun. Pop music is created by corporations and is very formulaic — it is very slow to innovate, and it’s very aggressively marketed. There has been a lot written about music as a product, rather than music as an art; and I am a musician, not a salesperson.
The idea, I suppose, is either “It’s just music, don’t get upset” or “art is subjective, so don’t put any of it down”. For me as a musician, it bothers me that my career and education are diminished in these ways. Music affects us, it’s important; and we can qualify aspects of music that we think are worthy. A lot of current pop music is relentlessly simplified in production in terms of chords, harmonies and instrumentation; it’s compressed to the same volume for radio play and given very similar production treatment; its lyrics are hackneyed cliches about dancing, love, heartbreak, or occasionally drinking, and they’re boring. Even exceptions in the popular music world like Nicki Minaj, whose rap seems actually rather incisive from what I’ve heard, doesn’t get the most airplay with “Monster”. She gets “Starships” put on, which is another mindless, repetitive dance tune.
I’d like to note that it doesn’t precisely bother me that this music exists; I think it’s boring as hell, but people are going to make it. It does bother me that the primary motive for this music is profit and not making good music, which I feel must significantly lower the quality and variety of what comes out. What really bothers me is how much of a product it’s become: how sold it is, how much money the industry has made, and now that the industry is winding down, how pop music as a whole has become even more conservative in an effort to make safe investments. You can’t walk into a low-grade department store where I live and walk around for 30 minutes without hearing Katy Perry, and I don’t think her music is interesting enough to deserve that. That’s not just an unfounded opinion, by the way: I can talk about the instrumentation, the harmony, the levels of repetition, the production and sound quality, and so on. Listen to it if you want, but why is this our standard?
I want to make it clear that I write pop music, in a sense. I write fun, short, pretty accessible pieces of music that also have a degree of thought behind them. I try to make evocative, original lyrics that lack cliches. The style varies wildly and I like to try out new things, but there are two principles I stick to: That it be enjoyable for someone just listening in, and that it be intellectually satisfying for me and others looking for something deeper. I hope you see what my point is: I have a vision of what pop music *could* be, and I try to embody it. It’s very possible for stuff made to these standards to exist on the radio. It just doesn’t fit the current formula — so you don’t hear it.
That’s why pop music bothers me, and I don’t think that’s an unreasonable complaint.
This is why I love him, and why I will always love him.
The fact that people complain about sex, while never complaining about violence is so very revealing about our society.
IF YOU ARE COMFORTABLE EXPLAINING “COUNTRYCIDE” AND “CHILDREN OF EARTH” BUT NOT SAME-SEX RELATIONSHIPS TO YOUR CHILDREN
GET THE ACTUAL FUCK OUT.