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posted 26 Jul 2004, 02:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat is/was/will be your college major? by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

im gonna be going to college for Music Production. i want to be a producer and sound tech. view post


posted 26 Jul 2004, 02:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Orphaned Land AC/DC Opeth Decapitated Lythia Stitch Suffocation but i have no idea whats coming on next. my cd player is on shuffle and i can fit 300 cds in it so theres bound to be some weird picks. view post


posted 26 Jul 2004, 02:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

[quote="Aldarion":2yx4mwb2]Because I don't classify Dylan as being strictly any genre? ;) I will admit he has made some great songs that are of the Country persuasion (Lay Lady Lay being just one example, all of Nashville Skyline being another, not to mention parts of John Wesley Harding and Time Out of Mind), but he deserves his own genre, yes? :P That being said, I have a nice 2002 bootleg of Dylan playing Brown Sugar. Weird, yet good.[/quote:2yx4mwb2] Dylan is normally classified as Folk Rock much the same as those like Janis Joplin view post


posted 26 Jul 2004, 02:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

-aholic view post


posted 26 Jul 2004, 02:07 in Literature DiscussionDan Brown by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

i loved the Da Vinci Code. i thought it was excellent read it in about 5 days. i havent read his other titles though my mom has. view post


Erich Von Daniken posted 26 Jul 2004, 02:07 in Literature DiscussionErich Von Daniken by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Probably one of the best authors known when it comes to reporting on the bible and the quite infamous "is there life out there" question. has anyone read Chariots of the Gods or Signs of the Gods? i have never gotten around to Chariots of the Gods though i found the latter highly interesting. view post


posted 26 Jul 2004, 02:07 in The Warrior ProphetRelease Dates by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

well at least i have alot of time to finish the first book. im not in any hurry either so oh well. have you guys searched EBAY for The Warrior Prophet? you can find everything there. ive looked everywhere for the original Heavy Metal movie - the 1981 version for those who have heard of it - and i only just found it there the other day. view post


Re: For a US Reader -- posted 26 Jul 2004, 02:07 in The Warrior ProphetFor a US Reader -- by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

[quote="Rellion":205mswe3]I recently had the pleasure of reading TDTCB, from Overlook Press, here in the US. I cannot praise Dr. Bakker enough on how good I felt that this book was, and I am glad to have read it. """"""""I must compliment the cover artist on the dust jacket work, for that's what drew me to the single copy of it on the Barnes and Noble shelf while looking for a new book to add to my library.""""""""""" Opening it up and reading the synopsis and the Author Bio on the back flap, I thought, 'Hmm, a fantasy novel by a Ph.D. in Philosophy. This sounds interesting.' Lo and behold, it was. What I would like to know (and excuse me if this is a repetitive question, but I did not see the answer for it when looking initially), is when The Warrior Prophet will be available in US release? Living in Texas, it's not easy for me to cross the border, go to a bookstore, and procure my own. Being a US reader, I suppose I'm fairly spoiled by having most novels I've read released (and their subsequent sequels) to the US market first most of the time. All I know is that after reading the first volume, I am eagerly anticipating reading the second.[/quote:205mswe3] i agree with you. i was getting annoyed at seeing books with nothing but dragons or ugly looking men in plate mail. a nice oppurtunity to view a book with a dark, though inviting cover. view post


posted 26 Jul 2004, 02:07 in Writing TipsWorld-building by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

i usually just create the maps to fit the story. but when i need a little boost to what i may want to write about i just draw on and on. i use flash 5 for my maps when i work on my computer but other than that i draw them on notebook paper or in a sketch pad. im currently writing a story. its gonna be about a race of druids or something. idk. i had written about 20 pages for another story but it never went anywhere. maybee ill post it for you to read it you dont mind. its kinda long and i dont know the rules for how long a post can be. view post


What do you listen to? posted 26 Jul 2004, 03:07 in Author Q & AWhat do you listen to? by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

im a very musically inclined person so just out of curiosity: What is your favorite music to listen to? Whether it be a band or a single musician? view post


posted 26 Jul 2004, 23:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

iced earth view post


posted 26 Jul 2004, 23:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat is/was/will be your college major? by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

yeah, im just hoping it will be able to support my extravagent life style. view post


posted 26 Jul 2004, 23:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Queen Rhaspody Rush Grimfist view post


posted 26 Jul 2004, 23:07 in Literature DiscussionWhat would you say are the must-reads of literature? by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Lord Of The Rings Shakespeare, though we are forced to read it in school it sorta takes away the importance of it. view post


posted 26 Jul 2004, 23:07 in Author Q & AWhat do you listen to? by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

[quote="Cu'jara Cinmoi":1g7ynb6w]I'll listen to pretty much anything, so long as it has some kind of spark, but my tastes run to the heavier end of the spectrum. My fav band of all time is Sabbath. The Melvins come in a close second (at the moment). Some of my other favs include CoC, Monster Magnet, and Tool - which I listen to obsessively whenever I write philosophy. BTW, 'Orion' has gotta be one of my top ten instrumental favs. MoP rules![/quote:1g7ynb6w] thats cool. seems we have a similar interest in music. though i too must admit that Sabbath is one of the greatest bands ever. yes, its quite a song thought in all actuality, i prefer Call of Ktulu more. Orion just has a better "ring" to it. view post


posted 26 Jul 2004, 23:07 in Writing TipsWorld-building by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

[quote="Sovin Nai":1s76mley]You use flash? That doesn't seem very suited to mapping.[/quote:1s76mley] well, i use different layers. one for the names, one for the color and one for the outlines. but i also like the whole artistic aspect of adding color and stuff. idk. i hand draw them too. but on the computer i use flash, i can also do animations. plus when i learn how to use the scripting part i will be able to make it so when i click on a particular area it actually shows an even more in depth map of say a town or city or a forest or whatever. view post


posted 27 Jul 2004, 00:07 in Member Written WorksWelcome and Guidelines by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

how do you use the attachment feature? i cant find it. haha. view post


posted 27 Jul 2004, 18:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

creed blind guardian megadeth severed savior view post


posted 27 Jul 2004, 18:07 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

ive read goodkind... his writing isnt bad in my opinion. at times it gets a little repetitive but for the most part his books include alot of great description and are all great stories within themselves. as for Hairy Potter ^_^, i enjoyed all those books. they are fun. view post


posted 27 Jul 2004, 18:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

ive been meaning to give a good listen to Velvet Revolver. ive always been a fan of Slash. NP: Black Sabbath - War Pigs view post


posted 27 Jul 2004, 18:07 in Member Written WorksWeek Three Scene Nominations by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

a fight scene would be cool. but then again, im always loving people being destroyed and stuff. view post


posted 29 Jul 2004, 03:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

didnt they have a video for slither on the television? but thanks, ill have to find some stuff from them. NP: Necrophagist - Seven its insane!! view post


posted 29 Jul 2004, 03:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionGay marriage: for or against its legalization in the US? by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

im for gay marriage. love is a bond between two people who love each other in every sense, emotionally, sexually, and whatever other ways you can love someone. just because someone loves someone of the same sex doesnt mean that they cant be married. plus for health reasons its probably much better. view post


posted 29 Jul 2004, 03:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat is/was/will be your college major? by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

well, right now for my own music i use either an Ibanez bass or a Fender Bass with a 100 watt Ampeg amp. im sure of the model numbers. when i get a new laptop for college im gonna buy ProTools for recording since thats what most of the professionals use. though im fooling around with simple analog equiptment for my own band. view post


posted 29 Jul 2004, 03:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

carnies view post


posted 29 Jul 2004, 03:07 in Author Q & AWhat do you listen to? by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

ive never had a chance to listen to symphony x though i have heard alot about them being great. not too much Kamelot though, ill have to look into them Blind Guardian and Rhaspody may be to your liking too Fortinbras. view post


posted 01 Aug 2004, 21:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

NP: Megadeth - Rust In Peace ( Remaster ) Megadeth - So Far So Good So What ( Remaster ) Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Whos Buying? ( Remaster ) all i can say is these are the best remasters ive ever listened to. Especially the Rust In Peace Remaster. the original was sorta low volume-wise... this one sounds a lot better. view post


posted 01 Aug 2004, 21:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionI knew our president was dirty!!! by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

haha... thats not real right? it looks so real. view post


posted 01 Aug 2004, 21:08 in Literature DiscussionTerry Goodkind engages in rape fantasy? by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

I just finished Naked Empire.... it was alright i guess... idk. but the first two books where fantasy... or so they seemed. after those though it was all Social and Politcal and it got kinda boring... He should do a book more like Wizards First Rule, as that was by far the best one in the whole series. regardless of what he feels or thinks, which i wouldnt take a shit for, im still gonna read the rest of the books he puts out. i dont want to just read 8 books and then ignore the rest of the series. view post


posted 01 Aug 2004, 21:08 in Literature DiscussionWhat would you say are the must-reads of literature? by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

im not going to college until after next year but do you have to write a thesis regardless of what your majoring in? view post


posted 01 Aug 2004, 21:08 in Writing TipsWorld-building by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

flash itself is more of a cartooning program that actuall art program such as photoshop. but i find it pretty simple to use. maybee when i figure it out ill let you know how i did it. view post


posted 04 Aug 2004, 03:08 in Literature DiscussionTerry Goodkind engages in rape fantasy? by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

if Chainfire is the last book than awsome. i dont feel like reading a million books that lead nowhere like his seem to. at least now i REALLY concentrate on TDTCB view post


posted 20 Aug 2004, 06:08 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeNames and Pronunciation by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

i like the names. its better than your cliche fantasy names that really just sounds dumb. its adds an aura to the story which makes you feel as if it truly is a different world. Thats what fantasy is about, being immersed in a different world. view post


posted 20 Aug 2004, 06:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

claw view post


posted 20 Aug 2004, 06:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

i finished TDTCB on my vacation and i must say it was one of the best books ive read. up there with the wheel of time. i also read Disollution - War of The Spider Queen book 1 im ready Jennifer Fallon's Medalon right now. its alright... kinda boring but its slowly getting better. im about half way done and should be finished in a couple more days. view post


posted 20 Aug 2004, 06:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Lugubrum Taake Drudkh Entombed Iced Earth Deathchain good shit for the metalheads out there. view post


posted 20 Aug 2004, 06:08 in Literature DiscussionWhy read fantasy? by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Robert Jordan's Wheel Of Time series Blind Guardian Tolkien - i read the hobbit about 4 years ago on a suggestion from my dad. i like being able to be put in a world where that which is not possible in our world is possible. its a refreshing feeling to read a book that describes that which you normally wouldnt be able to feel or see or experiance in the world we live in. view post


posted 20 Aug 2004, 06:08 in Writing TipsHistory by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

i tend to write the history as i go along. as i describe one thing ill try to include things about its past and other times. then as i keep writing fit other peices in to fill that coincide with what i had already written. history is tough. and normally it just comes with pracitice i guess. when all else fails you can always look for inspiration in other books or in the news for things you could include in your own history. its important to make the history colorful and varied and give historical reasons for why one Nation or town may hold a grudge against another. When writing histories just try to think about the reasons a certain group of people may act according to what has already befallen them in the past. though the writing im doing now i actually have a really good story line done for it and i hope to continue with it. its pretty original i think and that makes it fun to write. view post


posted 20 Aug 2004, 06:08 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

i just finished drawing the first map for my story which i have yet to title though im currently calling it "The Final Shapers". there will probably be 5 books if the plot line i wrote out doesnt change. its about these two men who cause uncontrollable events and slowly cause civilization in thier wolrd to collapse due to war. book one follows the paths of two men whos fates intertwine with each other. a precursor to the next 4 books introducing characters and the world to the reader but at the same giving a good base for the books. books two, three and four narrate how the two Final Shapers free the ancient magics from 3 of the 4 ancient temples of the world. book five tells about the freeing of the magic from the last temple and the destruction of the enemy army attempting to conquer the world. its still being thrown and tossed around but i think if i stick with it, it will turn out to be something really special and maybee even an interesting read. there are tons of subplots that ive worked into the story and there will be probably three or four main characters and HUGE supporting cast. im hoping it to be very.... Epic. view post


posted 20 Aug 2004, 06:08 in Philosophy DiscussionDo you believe a God exists? by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

i belive in a god though i dont know what form it is. it may be nothing more than energy or an emotion we all feel. personally, i beleive religion and spirituality in general is a personal relationship between a person and thier god or gods, whichever you so believe in. i think we should encourage beliefs and faith though it should be practiced in our own households and not forced upon others as it so oftenly is in these days. what i beleive in is my own beleifs and i would shit to save someone who wants to force thiers upon me. i was raised lutheran, my dad is a methodist and my mom is catholic turned lutheran. me and my mom both beleive the same thing. neither of us agree with the church's ideas and theology. she always says "I have raised you with a religion. Your of age to decide if you believe it or not and i would never force you to change your views". me and my mom are very close, and i owe her a great deal since she really is the person who i can talk to about religion and the afterlife and all that sort of stuff. view post


posted 20 Aug 2004, 06:08 in Philosophy DiscussionMy odd perspective on myself and the universe by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

i once heard that the chance of there being life on another planet was about the same as someone winning the lottery all for themself. my grandpa won the lottery with four other people. im pretty sure there are more stars in the darkness of night than there are people on this earth. With that in mind i made an educated guess that there are other planets out there. able to support life. are humans the only people out there? no of course not. if its true that extraterestials helps moses find his way through the desert and presented him with the arc of the covenant - which i find myself believing for some reason as it makes perfect sense - then at that time they had far superior technology than we have even now. they most surely have become more technologically progressed as have we so the still are able to do things we can not. UFO's may be able to come here and then go back to thier own world in a blink of a second. what the hell am i talking about... view post


posted 21 Aug 2004, 19:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

thank you unknown guest. NP: Morgoth Winds Viking Crown Gorgoroth view post


posted 21 Aug 2004, 19:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

captain hook view post


posted 22 Aug 2004, 02:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

haha i love Simon and Garfunkle word: Garfield view post


posted 22 Aug 2004, 02:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionHow would you describe yourself? by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

im nice to those who i want to be nice to and a complete dick to everyone else. i love my music and it pretty much runs my life. i have absolutely no sense of style and my wardrobe consists of random band shirts. i dont like puffy jackets. im pretty determined and when i set my mind on something it usually gets done sometime or another. i like weird shit... like my belt made of surplus machine gun ammunition and growing trees in my room. im "one with nature" i can be emotional and can show that i have alot of feelings about certain people and places. i surprise people when they realize im not a dumb ass. the one thing i hate more than anything else is people who try to pretend thier something thier not and if someone like that comes up to me i usually tell them to ignite thier esophogus with napalm or take a nap on train tracks. did i mention i can be the biggest asshole ever... view post


posted 22 Aug 2004, 02:08 in Philosophy DiscussionMy odd perspective on myself and the universe by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

[quote="drosdelnoch":3d3mto29]Another argument that could be made with autistic people is that thier life is restricted in so many ways that the senses that they do possess become magnified, ie some are artists that create wonderous pieces of work, others are brilliant at mathmatical problems. I dont doubt that others have gifts in other areas but perhaps at times it would be better to look at the world through thier eyes in order to see the wonders to behold of everyday life.[/quote:3d3mto29] like that guy in the movie "Cube" who is insane at doing complex math but doesnt know anything else about anything at all. view post


posted 22 Aug 2004, 02:08 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

[quote="steve":pt1ho98o]I read the first one in Fifth grade, I was instantly hooked and read them all. But now they are boring, I don't think they compare to GRRM, Erikson, or Bakker who are now my favorite authors.[/quote:pt1ho98o] Erikson? didnt he write Gardens of the Moon or something like that.... i was thinking of buying it. It looked really good but as of now i have what is it... 5 books i want to get through first.. so yeah, How is it? view post


posted 22 Aug 2004, 06:08 in Literature DiscussionStephen Erikson's Books by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

i keep seeing the book at the bookstore and i always pick it up and i always read the little info in the jacket cover and i never buy it. it sounds great but i never had the urge to buy it. ill probably look on ebay for it cheap that way if i dont liek it i wont get angry at spending 26 dollars. where can i order the Warrior Prophet from? it seems all of you have read it but i cant even find it anywhere. view post


posted 26 Aug 2004, 01:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Iron Maiden Morbid Angel Borknagar Celtic Frost i was listening to insomnium this morning and Opeth in my car. itll be time for Darkthrone soon though. view post


posted 26 Aug 2004, 01:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

im reading some bass books and stuff. always trying to become a better bassist. view post


posted 26 Aug 2004, 01:08 in Literature DiscussionStephen Erikson's Books by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

awsome ill check that out. i live in NJ so it shoudnt take long. EDIT: Thanks for the link but im really looking for it in Hardcover. I guess ill have to wait. Once again thanks though. ill check amazon view post


posted 05 Sep 2004, 08:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

[quote="AjDeath":1j96wk15]I am currently listening to Opeth, The Twilight Is My Robe, from Orchid. Anyone who has not heard this band, I don't care if you do not listen to metal, must prchase an Opeth album, anyone with a brain will find it enjoyable.[/quote:1j96wk15] for those who havent heard them i would start with Damnation and Morningrise. both give a great feel as to what the band is capable of and, in my opinion, they can do just about anything. Damnation is really mellow and Morningrise is a combination of the Heavy and the Mellow blended into what can be considered an artform. Advent (off Morningrise) and Death Whispered a Lullaby (off Damnation) are two of the greatest songs ive ever heard. and ive heard many. view post


posted 05 Sep 2004, 08:09 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

true but if it wasnt ambitious it would just be another boring book. Ambition is what makes somethign special. Hardwork and alot of effort go hand in hand with a great final product. or so my mind tells me. view post


posted 06 Sep 2004, 20:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

grandoise view post


posted 06 Sep 2004, 20:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat other sites are you active on? by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Here obviously also, Livejournal.com Metalreview.com im not often though. view post


posted 06 Sep 2004, 20:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Soilwork Iron Maiden Decapitated Suffocation Destroyer666 Winds Gordon Lightfoot and now, some Sabbath for another 10 minutes. idk... my cdplayer is on random so odd stuff has been coming up. Ohh and Husker Du. view post


posted 06 Sep 2004, 20:09 in Literature DiscussionWhat subgroup of speculative fiction do you prefer? by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

fantasy though ive read some other genres too. fantasy is my favorite though. i like just about all of it simply because i can find stuff about each book that i like. i find myself really enjoying reading the Forgotten Realms series though, i like the descriptions of the magic used and stuff. makes it interesting. But i dont mind getting myself into an epic series such as the Wheel Of Time now and again. Horror is something i would enjoy reading but havent really checked into it much. view post


posted 07 Sep 2004, 16:09 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeBest character by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Favorite: Achamian something draws me to the power of magic and i usually like the mages and wizards most. one exception is WoT where i actually like Perrin and Thom most. Achamian is a great thinker and his causes are just. He fights inner fights as well as external conflicts... a top notch character if i ever read one. Most Interesting: Kellhus how can one not be interested by him? In the book he captivates people and manipulates them all and as you read he ... draws you in as well. extrodinary. his thinking is one of a kind. (well... among all the other characters ive ever read about before... i guess all the Dunyain think the same way) Least Favorite: Esmenet idk.. just didnt interest me much. im sure she holds some special importance in the book and i do look foward to her involvement in the other books but in some places i found her to be... well.. dumb. not a great thinker you know. i dont know if that was how Bakker meant it to be but that was my impression. view post


posted 07 Sep 2004, 16:09 in The Darkness That Comes Beforejust read the book.... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

i had not heard of it before. i saw it on the shelf in Barnes and Noble and picked it up. i read a couple pages of the prolouge and turned to the middle and read a page. it seemed like a good book so i bought it and read it on the plane when i was going on vacation. i enjoyed it alot. i thought it was a unique story and great concept. the characters where great and i was intrigued with the depth that seemed to be involved in writing it. i cant wait to read the next book but im waiting for it in hardcover so its gonna be a while. view post


posted 14 Sep 2004, 00:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Down - Nola At The Gates - With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness At The Gates - The Red In The Sky Is Ours view post


posted 06 Oct 2004, 03:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionBad, bad book. BAAAD. by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

WoT is a great series and, like other books there is the place where it gets somewhat slow and because it is so epic in scale, that just makes the stall seem much larger. Im on book five so im not fully done and im reading Erikson now but its a long series... its how its written... maybe becuase ive not read it all im not understanding exactly how boring it is but idk, i took a stab at it. worst book ive ever read has to be Medalon by Jennifer Fallon... wow... halfway through i wanted to remove a stake from some random campsite and jam it repeatedly into my spine. it was bland, and not a whole lot of excitement. i read it all the way through somehow and im glad i did just to know im not gonna read any more of the series unless every biography, history, and computer repair book was eliminated from the earth. and even then i may decide to use the book to bludgeon myself to death instead of read it. ok thats my rant. ^_^ view post


posted 06 Oct 2004, 03:10 in Writing TipsWhat area of writing are you good at? by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

i always try to give my characters traits, all kinds random, contradictory, and then try to mold them to situations using those traits as a basis for thier actions. if you chose random traits it gives your characters great diversity. a character in my book hates having his cape dirty... whereas another gets random feelings of hopelessness and depression. it seems easy for me to build a complex plot. i dont know why. i keep getting so many ideas for the book im writiing that i dont know if ill be able to fit them in the story. i like being able to build around a simple story line and make it something special and unique. view post


posted 31 Oct 2004, 03:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

[quote="AjDeath":2jfwdnbs]Opeth-Blackwater Park[/quote:2jfwdnbs] [quote="AjDeath":2jfwdnbs]Suffocation - Despise The Sun[/quote:2jfwdnbs] both excellent albums. i prefer still life and morningrise myself. NP: Watchtower - Energetic Disassembly view post


posted 31 Oct 2004, 03:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Im gonna try to finish Gardens Of The Moon when i go away for the week. then who knows. I want to read Chariots of The Gods by Von Daniken though and Mien Kampf has always been on my list too. view post


posted 14 Nov 2004, 05:11 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

[quote="AjDeath":1aestjhb]Orphaned Land-Mabool, The Story Of The Three Sons Of Seven[/quote:1aestjhb] absolutley AMAZING album. NP: Pestilence - Spheres BEFORE: carnal forge suffocation creamatory gordon lightfoot slayer killswitch engage mastodon black sabbath AJ - if you into Deathmetal which it seems you are, check out Pestilence. amazing stuff. view post


posted 14 Nov 2004, 05:11 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

sounds view post


posted 06 Dec 2004, 22:12 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

im gonna start reading The Fires Of Heaven by Robert Jordan i just finished The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King im still reading The Age Of Reason by Thomas Paine view post


posted 06 Dec 2004, 22:12 in Literature DiscussionStephen Erikson's Books by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

i finished reading Gardens Of The Moon, it was really good, a bit confusing at a couple spots - mainly because of the huge cast of characters but the story was excellent. i wish the book had a bigger glossary - it would help alot. view post


posted 06 Dec 2004, 23:12 in Writing TipsWhat area of writing are you good at? by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

if we could all just figure out a way to keep a running story going on. just, people continually add to it when they come out onto the site. like a massive book writing project. it would help people learn new skills at writing. might be a good idea? view post


posted 19 Dec 2004, 04:12 in Off-Topic DiscussionBeyond The Prince of Nothing? by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

yeah, exactly what AJ said, i only check this maybe...once a week if that.. not much goes on here sadly. i think it would be pretty cool. im waiting for The Warrior Prophet to finally come out in Hardcover by me. its coming out in january i beleive. ill have to juggle some money between that and the new Kreator and Dark Tranquility albums. view post


posted 19 Dec 2004, 04:12 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Penis view post


posted 19 Dec 2004, 04:12 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Reading The Fires of Heaven -Robert jordan, Age Of Reason - Thomas paine finished The Secret Code by these two overly religious guys waiting for christmas so i can read Chariots of The Gods and buy my History of Death Metal book. Hopefully ill get Annihilation - 5th book in the War Of the Spider queen and i wont have to buy it myself. view post


posted 19 Dec 2004, 04:12 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Taake - Nattestid ser Porten Vid Hate Forest - The Gates view post


posted 19 Dec 2004, 04:12 in Literature DiscussionTerry Goodkind engages in rape fantasy? by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

if you decide to read The Sword Of Truth, just know that the first book is the best. and it declines from there. Im looking foward to Chainfire just so i can be done with the series. hahaha view post


posted 19 Dec 2004, 04:12 in Literature Discussiondark tower? by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

i gotta pick these up. King is a great writer and for him to take the chance to write a fantasy series - if that is what it really is - is a great experience to read. I saw The Gunslinger in waldenbooks in hardcover so ill have to stop back in and pick it up when i have some money after christmas. view post


Please read and tell me what you think. posted 27 Oct 2005, 02:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionPlease read and tell me what you think. by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

I wrote this for an english asignment. Ill give a basic idea on what its about. The main character has already died. His/her soul has lived on until it was time for it (his/her soul) to die. Then the act of the soul dying. It may be kind of abstract but whatever. the link is here you can just reply here though so you dont have to make an account there. http://www.metalreview.com/forums/Topic2180-6-1.aspx view post


posted 27 Oct 2005, 02:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

wow i havent posted here in a longggg time. NP: Demons And Wizards - Touched By The Crimson King view post


posted 27 Oct 2005, 13:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

keanu..... definitely.... view post


posted 28 Oct 2005, 05:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionList 'Em - Bands by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

[quote="AjDeath":2n540fdg]Atheist Cynic Gordian Knot Opeth Crowbar Those are my favorite metal bands. I could list a hundred of those. These are other. Led Zeppelin Martin Springett Mahavishnu Orchestra Bill Evans Dredg The Cars Rammstein Russian Circles Isis Pelican I'll probably do another list. :oops:[/quote:2n540fdg] Mahavishnu Orchestra is incredible. view post


posted 31 Oct 2005, 05:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

[quote="AjDeath":9klednyt]Ephel Duath - pleonasm Anybody else like this wacky jazzy death metallers and their wacky avant-garde jazzy death metal hardcore stew of whackiness.[/quote:9klednyt] How good is the new arsis? i have a sample of one of the songs but i havent got a change to hear the whole thing. is it worth buying view post


Re: Now Reading... posted 22 Jun 2008, 06:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

[b:3dzm2e5i]Glen Cook - The Books of the South[/b:3dzm2e5i]: I am enjoying it so far. His writing is impeccably subtle. I love the attention he has given to making each character's relationship with the others in the group well thought out and natural. His prose in sharper than a fucking scalpel as well. To call him a decent writer would be a massive understatement. [b:3dzm2e5i]Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince[/b:3dzm2e5i]: Although his use of maxims becomes a burden on the reader, the book's historical significance as a political handbook as well as containing controversial philosophical jumping points continually force me from shelving the book. Currently reading various music magazines as well. I finished Metal Maniac's May 2007 issue today (a year late I know but I have a stack of magazines almost as high as the stack of books I have yet to read). The highlight would be the article on the almighty Manowar as well as the small blurb about Full Blown Chaos. I am also in the midst of Zero Tolerance 019. Finished the Fifth issue of the Grimoire of Exalted Deeds the other night too. Always a humorous read. view post


Re: Now listening to... posted 22 Jun 2008, 06:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

[quote="gierra":3eoi2t6p]new tyr [/quote:3eoi2t6p] Is that Land? I purchased that a few days ago as well. Will throw it in the cd player tomorrow. I've been stuck on Judas Priest's new album for the past four days now. Time for a change. [quote="gierra":3eoi2t6p]anacrusis albums...[/quote:3eoi2t6p] This is worth quoting for the mention of Anacrusis. [quote="gierra":3eoi2t6p]gotta stop getting so many new albums at once :p[/quote:3eoi2t6p] I have the same problem. NP: Edguy - Rocketride Chemical Annihilation - Why Die? Tyr - Land Grand Magus - Monument view post


Re: Your First Time posted 22 Jun 2008, 06:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionYour First Time by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Shadowdale, the first book of the Avatar Trilogy. I saw it on a shelf in some used bookstore in middle of nowhere Pennsylvania. Read it in one day. The rest of the series (Aside for the inferior follow up Crucible which was released 10 years after the series was released) proved to me that fantasy can be dark, dreary and morbid. Excellent series. I would say that the books were the first real foray into the fantasy genre that I truly enjoyed. view post


Re: Music..not generally... posted 22 Jun 2008, 06:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionMusic..not generally... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Funny thing is for me, Pink Floyd's lesser known albums have much more impact on me than say, The Wall or Dark Side of the Moon. I'd rather listen to Meddle than any of the Pink Floyd albums. But this topic is interesting. The question "what makes one music 'greater' than another" is a loaded question that involves diving into listening to music objectively as well as subjectively. For instance, While Pink Floyd might be thought of as being "complex" I don't find their music anywhere near as complex as say, Watchtower or Fates Warning [i:5a4hyoaq](Awaken the Guardian specifically comes to mind)[/i:5a4hyoaq] though their lyrics are more complex. At the same time, I would say that Pink Floyd's music is more complex than some bands with more complex lyrical themes. With that said however, what makes lyrics inherently complex? With music, you can measure the complexity - the amount of notes, the structure of the compositions, the arrangements. With lyrics though, who is to say that Manowar's lyrics are inferior to those of Pink Floyd? I know that I can get emotional when I hear the lyrics to Battle Hymn or Metal Daze [i:5a4hyoaq](or any song off their debut album)[/i:5a4hyoaq] however there has never been a Pink Floyd song that has had an emotional effect on me. Its the same for me with Classical music as well. Igor Stravinky's Rite of Spring always touches my heart and calms me yet Mozart doesn't do anything for me. Music is so personal and individual that the only music that matters is the music that matters to you. view post


Re: Music..not generally... posted 24 Jun 2008, 05:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionMusic..not generally... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

[quote="carlsefni":2j7cdgfn][quote="Orion_metalhead":2j7cdgfn]Funny thing is for me, Pink Floyd's lesser known albums have much more impact on me than say, The Wall or Dark Side of the Moon. I'd rather listen to Meddle than any of the Pink Floyd albums. [/quote:2j7cdgfn] Sign me up for [i:2j7cdgfn]Piper at the Gates of Dawn[/i:2j7cdgfn]! 8) While I respect the achievements of the later Floyd albums, they never really did that much for me at a gut level. And I kept thinking people who were that successful while still sounding that miserable were clearly taking the wrong drugs. :lol: [/quote:2j7cdgfn] I think that the later P.F albums soak into my interior better than the earlier stuff because I view them more as "musician's" albums. There is more focus on the music. The latter era of Floyd albums have a distinctive jazz/fusion flare to them that the early ones don't. The fact that I enjoy my Camel, Mahavishnu Orchestra, and Return to Forever may affect my preference for which era of Floyd I enjoy. Don't get me wrong or take my opinion on their repertoire as looking down on their early albums because I think that The Wall has some incredibly brilliant tracks on it. Overall I lean towards the latter. [quote="carlsefni":2j7cdgfn][quote="Orion_metalhead":2j7cdgfn]But this topic is interesting. The question "what makes one music 'greater' than another" is a loaded question that involves diving into listening to music objectively as well as subjectively. For instance, While Pink Floyd might be thought of as being "complex" I don't find their music anywhere near as complex as say, Watchtower or Fates Warning [i:2j7cdgfn](Awaken the Guardian specifically comes to mind)[/i:2j7cdgfn] though their lyrics are more complex. At the same time, I would say that Pink Floyd's music is more complex than some bands with more complex lyrical themes.[/quote:2j7cdgfn] I think it would be hard to objectively measure "greatness" unless we transformed that into a measure of "influence" or "(commercial) success" (though, IMO, preferably not just the latter!). In any case, we would clearly have to separate "greatness" and "complexity" as very different things. It would be hard to describe the Ramones' music as "complex" :) but it might well be judged objectively "great" in terms of influence or something. (And perhaps subjectively great, depending on the taste of the individual listener -- but that's another thing.) [/quote:2j7cdgfn] Well, I use the term "greatness" loosely. I think that a more apt attempt at ranking would be credibility as artists but that too poses infinite amounts of "cracked-cup-filling." I don't think that it really is necessary to attempt and give music or art a particular score, I was more or less just running with the topic. Influence is a possible way to base whether a band is "great" or not I suppose but it poses many problems. I think that people throw the word "influence" around these days as a marketing ploy so as to link a band's generic and entirely watered down sound with a more credible scene or group of artists to gain the favor of real music fans. I think that happens a lot and it seeps through the cracks like worms through an ancient rotting coffin. Case and point would be a band (which I happen to like) called The Absence. They were listed by critics and the band in interviews as an old-school Gothenburg band (Ala At The Gates, Dark Tranquility, In Flames) however they sound almost entirely like any other melodic death metal band to my ears. Hints of some of the Swedish melodies here and there and songs like Dead and Gone slay 95% of all the other melodic death metal floating around the used bins of FYE and Coconuts however they have no connection to the scene - they are from fucking Florida. These days, everyone and their mother's best friend's dog is influenced by At The Gates and In Flames. I would say that In Flames is an influential band but less because of them in particular and more because of the scene that they were involved in. At The Gates on the other hand was downright excellent and somehow get less credit than In Flames. They had more atmosphere than the stratosphere and a morbid sense of melody and musical cynicism. As [b:2j7cdgfn]artists[/b:2j7cdgfn] they were top notch experimentalists and progenitors. A band like Nirvana - who I would love to argue and bash all day for being the worst thing to happen to music until American Idol decided to claim the throne to that position - who were incredibly influential would also, in my ears, be listed as less than great. They were influential but that was all they were. They too were part of a scene that spewed forth more enduring and talented bands. The only good musician was Dave Grohl and I would go so far as to say that the Foo Fighters are a "greater" band than Nirvana. I won't even touch upon commercial success. To claim that N'Sync is a greater... musical outfit than say, Darkthrone is ridiculous. [quote="carlsefni":2j7cdgfn][quote="Orion_metalhead":2j7cdgfn]With that said however, what makes lyrics inherently complex? With music, you can measure the complexity - the amount of notes, the structure of the compositions, the arrangements. With lyrics though, who is to say that Manowar's lyrics are inferior to those of Pink Floyd? [/quote:2j7cdgfn] Ah, but we must not confuse objective [i:2j7cdgfn]complexity[/i:2j7cdgfn] with subjective [i:2j7cdgfn]superiority[/i:2j7cdgfn]. That said, I think we can set up measures for lyrical complexity just as we could for music. In all cases, we would have to define our standard for complexity, but just we might judge "complex" music as that which contains more notes, more chords, more harmonic structures, etc. we could judge those lyrics to be complex that include a wider range of vocabulary, or a wider range of grammatical structures or rhetorical devices, etc. (and we might rate certain grammatical structures or rhetorical devices as more complex than others). We could do similar things to rate the "complexity" of prose .... Of course, this isn't to say that a given subjective listener would necessarily judge the objectively more complex lyrics (or prose, or music) to be "superior", in their opinion, but with an agreed set of definitions for "complexity", they could objectively determine the complexity of the piece. [/quote:2j7cdgfn] Lyrical "superiority" would be easier to judge than musical "superiority / greatness." I do however frown upon any attempt to create a set of rules or definitions for judging complexity and the like. Setting a manual of guidelines creates a prison for the creative potential of the artist. It would drive them to create music that fits the definitions given and write lyrics that would fall into the missing places that the rules cut out of the sod. [quote="carlsefni":2j7cdgfn][quote="Orion_metalhead":2j7cdgfn]I know that I can get emotional when I hear the lyrics to Battle Hymn or Metal Daze [i:2j7cdgfn](or any song off their debut album)[/i:2j7cdgfn] however there has never been a Pink Floyd song that has had an emotional effect on me. Its the same for me with Classical music as well. Igor Stravinky's Rite of Spring always touches my heart and calms me yet Mozart doesn't do anything for me.[/quote:2j7cdgfn] I often find Mozart strangely irritating -- though possibly I was traumatized by seeing [i:2j7cdgfn]Amadeus[/i:2j7cdgfn] at an early age. ;) On the other hand, I can listen to piles of 19th-century Romanticism all day: Sibelius (OK, early 20th-century, too!), Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, Grieg .... some good ol' thumping Wagner. :) [/quote:2j7cdgfn] I'm not a HUGE fan of classical but I don't care for the big bombastic symphonies so much. I do like Tchaikovsky's pieces however so, I guess its a matter of individual composers in the case of classical for me. I would like to get more involved in the classical genre and delve deeper into that rabbit hole but I just get caught up in the other genres. [quote="carlsefni":2j7cdgfn][quote="Orion_metalhead":2j7cdgfn]Music is so personal and individual that the only music that matters is the music that matters to you.[/quote:2j7cdgfn] As I'm sure I once read as a quote from someone knowledgeable about such things (though I forget who!), there is no good or bad music -- only music you like more or less.[/quote:2j7cdgfn] Yeah, thats a great quote. I've heard it as well. It too raises some interesting questions. Is there any such thing as truly BAD music? view post


Re: Now listening to... posted 24 Jun 2008, 05:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Ha! Most excellent! Better be careful of those Faeroese (sp?) however. Heri mentioned in an interview that their nation kidnapped almost all their women from the British Isles during the times they were settling the Islands. Gatu Rima is without a doubt my personal favorite on the album though its all fairly solid. I will have to salvage their other albums off my hard drive and burn them to cd's for the car. NP: Manegarm - Vargstenen view post


Re: Definition of AWESOME posted 24 Jun 2008, 05:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionDefinition of AWESOME by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

I saw the title and thought this entire thread would be about Negura Bunget... I am most displeased. view post


Re: Now listening to... posted 24 Jun 2008, 12:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

[quote="Curethan":18xrms7c]Ha. I just scored Judas Preist's newie. Idk, liked angel of destruction better. Finally I get to see em play in september tho, woooooo stoked! Horns up![/quote:18xrms7c] I thought that Nostradamus had some excellent tracks but if it wasn't two discs it would be a stronger. more consistent album. It is worth its price for Conquest alone though. Damn, that song slays. As far as I am concerned, Screaming for Vengeance will always be the best. BLOOODSTONE!! I am seeing them in August with Heaven and Hell, Motorhead and Testament. view post


Re: Music..not generally... posted 25 Jun 2008, 13:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionMusic..not generally... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Yes... Yes they do. view post


Re: Now listening to... posted 25 Jun 2008, 13:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Carl, check out Hardingrock. Immediately. NP: Lethal Strike - Mass Hysteria... I haven't finished mixing the track but I should finish this one up today. view post


Re: Now listening to... posted 28 Jun 2008, 06:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

[quote="carlsefni":1zp8lh0d][quote="Orion_metalhead":1zp8lh0d]Carl, check out Hardingrock. Immediately.[/quote:1zp8lh0d] I found their MySpace page with a few tunes on it: Cool. I'm not wholly convinced that the death/black metal vox on "Faens marsj" add a lot, but that may be because I've never been a big fan of ye olde cookie monster vocals. (They work for me sometimes, like on Amorphis, but usually not so much.) I might have been tempted to use more of Heidi's vox, but then again I [i:1zp8lh0d]am[/i:1zp8lh0d] a fan of female vocals over heavy music, so again that might just be me. I dig the Hardanger fiddle with metaloid rhythms though. Right on! Googling around, I found an interview with Ihsahn saying how fiddler Knut Buen was interested in taking little segments of traditional tunes and using them as a basis from which to build a rock riff; that's an idea I've played with a little bit now and again, and intend to do more with. The other track there, "Daudingen", is considerably more mellow in tone, but groovily atmospheric. I can sometimes catch bits of the Nynorsk lyrics on this one. (I used to speak passable if broken Swedish, which made at least some Norwegian dialects and variants semi-comprehensible when I heard them ... though rather less so these days!) Yeah, good stuff! Thanks for the tip. :) I hope to be able to check out more of their music.[/quote:1zp8lh0d] You want me to upload the cd for you? I actually have an indepth interview with him about the project. I'll try and scan it into the computer. It appeared in one of the issues of Zero Tolerance Magazine. view post


Re: Now listening to... posted 28 Jun 2008, 06:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

[quote="gierra":2nmhnn8r] *edit.. what the crap? p.orno is a bad word?[/quote:2nmhnn8r] Its probably a method to filter out spammers trying to link to adult websites. view post


Re: Now listening to... posted 05 Jul 2008, 03:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

NP: GRAND f'ing MAGUS - IRON WILL best album of the year for me. By Far. More than Far. MOTORHEAD - NO SLEEP TILL HAMMERSMITH view post


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