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by The Sleeping Tyrant
Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Low-register power metal vocals - where are they?!?
Replies: 13
Views: 3866

Re: Low-register power metal vocals - where are they?!?

So this is what I am asking...If you do know of a band that may fit within the...thrash metal genre that has this lower ranged vocals, than I would love to know of it. There is just too much music out there to be able to listen to it yourself, so why not find help from your xkcd friends? Well, if w...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Randomize Your Library, Post First Song
Replies: 212
Views: 17355

Re: Randomize Your Library, Post First Song

Kadenzza - Lament 1999
Couldn't find it on youtube, so here's their myspace, which also doesn't have the song.
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What classes have/are/will you taken/taking/take?
Replies: 34
Views: 3909

Re: What classes have/are/will you taken/taking/take?

I start my undergrad at UWindsor next year. I'm doing a double major in math and English. This will be interesting. Fall semester I have Diff. calc., linear algebra I, Intro to programming and algorithms I, Early British lit., and writing about lit.. I'm really psyched for my Later British Lit. clas...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fire Emblem!
Replies: 11
Views: 1512

Re: Fire Emblem!

I totally love FE7, although I'm having a hell of a time beating Hector's hard mode. Mainly because the arenas in hard mode just piss me off. Sacred Stones is... kind of easy, actually. I mean, I like the idea of being able to roam the world between missions, but giving somewhere to basically level ...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 711342

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

Anyone happen to know if I can reserve barrels for making drinks? I've churned out dozens of the from workshops, but dwarfs instantly fill them with plump helmets. I have two food stockpiles filled with the darned things, not to mention another pile with a forest of those ridiculous purple mushroom...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Sun May 25, 2008 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 711342

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

I've only made 1-tile wide hallways - I havn't seen them run into each other, but of course I havn't tried anything else. Is it advisable? I believe that the more creatures on a square, the slower they all move- so if two dwarves are walking down the same 1 tile wide hallway from different directio...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Tue May 20, 2008 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 711342

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

.. I'm slightly annoyed that I couldn't find anywhere on the wiki saying that you need coal to use the metalsmith to make a battleaxe. Guess I'll have to go with the old plan of waiting for a caravan. Sigh I think it fairly plainly mentions that you need fuel (either coal or charcoal) to use the fo...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Sun May 18, 2008 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Linguistic survey
Replies: 56
Views: 6977

Re: Linguistic survey

I'm from Canada, but I'm so close to the US border (ie, like a 20 or so minute drive (through the city) to the border) and basically I grew up being bombarded (figuratively) by shit coming from Detroit. a) "you" or "guys", or "you guys" if I'm perturbed b) fireflies c) ...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Tue May 13, 2008 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 106482

Re: Metal

Folk Metal Jethro Tull Great band... seriously not metal, very much prog. rock. Although, they probably influenced a ton of bands. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that they influenced some super folky bands like Skyclad. @Aethermox: You like SYL? Have you listened to Devin's solo stuff? Gorram that...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Sat May 10, 2008 1:21 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Applications 2008
Replies: 141
Views: 12906

Re: Applications 2008

Alpha Omicron wrote:Finally received and accepted my offer of admission to Honours Mathematics (Co-op) from the University of Waterloo.


Congrats.

I ended up accepting Windsor's offer.
The money was much more tempting.
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Fri May 09, 2008 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 106482

Re: Metal

I don't think Devin Townsend is at all similar to Lamb of God, at least not on Terria and Synchestra. Yeah, his solo stuff is a lot more mellow than LoG. Plus, he's a big fan of the whole "wall of sound" concept, and it shows. Not something I see in LoG at all. Then again, it doesn't soun...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Wed May 07, 2008 12:11 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: did anyone else drop out of high school?
Replies: 35
Views: 4229

Re: did anyone else drop out of high school?

Haha, my friend and I graduated from HS last year. We both decided to do an extra year. So, almost 2/3 of the way through this year, he drops out. He's both a drop out and grad, and I just find that hilarious. I'm considering dropping out too, because I am bored and this has really been a waste of a...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 666
Views: 271685

Re: Things you remember reading, but can't remeber the name of

Stereo wrote:I thought it was Lost in the Barrens by Farley Mowat.

From the description in the original post, it could be either of these books. :|


Thank you! I'm pretty sure this is it.
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:29 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 106482

Re: Metal

Balrog Boogie wrote:stuff


Diablo Swing Orchestra fan?
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 106482

Re: Metal

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Well, the thread is called "Metal"... it died...

Do you see the layers upon layers of pun there? I agree, Metal isn't dead, but it is struggling under the weight of it's own pomposity, lately.


That was really not punny. :(

Agreed with the pompousness. It makes me sad.
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 106482

Re: Metal

Why did Metal die? :( I blame The Darkness ... The Darkness are to blame for all the world's problems. [srsly]Metal's hardly dead. Power metal is absolutely thriving right now. Thriving in the sense that there're so many bands around right now. It's a shame that a lot of them are just clones, or ju...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: why isn't there an xkcd d&d game every week/fortnight/month
Replies: 200
Views: 33400

Re: why isn't there an xkcd d&d game every week/fortnight/month

I have to pull out of this entirely.

Sorry to my group.
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 711342

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

thecommabandit wrote:Noobish question: How do I change which z-level I'm looking at?

< and > change the z-level.

You'll probably want to read about z-levels on the wiki, especially if you're going to make a fortress that spans multiple levels.
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 711342

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

Argh. My computer is too crappy to play this game. :( So I really don't understand this game much, but it's interesting to experiment. I got some guy to chop down all the trees in a half-mile radius, another to dig into the side of a mountain and another to dig a channel from what I thought was the ...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:37 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Applications 2008
Replies: 141
Views: 12906

Re: Applications 2008

But way to stress me out. Sorry about that. Hey, high 80's is pretty good. You'll be accepted. Only reason I've already gotten my acceptance is because my average is freakishly high, and I'm doing a fifth year so my average is final (or at least can't go down). Out of curiosity, where else'd you ap...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Those "school was really easy for me" people
Replies: 63
Views: 9616

Re: Those "school was really easy for me" people

I think that perhaps it's a combination of 4 and 6. And maybe a little 5. Of course, this is without knowing you or your intelligence level. Taking myself as an example (because I am one of those "school was really easy for me people" minus a few classes where I actually did work), I prett...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: why isn't there an xkcd d&d game every week/fortnight/month
Replies: 200
Views: 33400

Re: why isn't there an xkcd d&d game every week/fortnight/month

I'm totally in if having too many I've always wanted to play, but I don't know anybody in my area sufficiently geeky/nerdy enough to play with. So I'm in, if the rest of you can put up with somebody trying to learn as we play. I'm in the same boat. :oops: isn't a problem. I've played once, and that ...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:01 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Applications 2008
Replies: 141
Views: 12906

Re: Applications 2008

Alpha Omicron wrote:still waiting on Waterloo

Just curious, what program did you apply to and what're your marks like?

I got accepted to Waterloo (for co-op math). Funny, because I'm seriously considering turning it down.
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Now That I Think Of It... (Pokemon Red/Blue)
Replies: 108
Views: 10435

Re: Now That I Think Of It... (Pokemon Red/Blue)

Squirtle all the way!

I've always picked water types for my first play through though. Did the same with silver and crystal too.
Of course, the water one in silver and crystal was significantly more awesome than the other three anyway.
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb
Replies: 1035
Views: 203903

Re: Cool games on the interweb

fjafjan wrote:Fine, so now I had to beat you.

Entirely the point.

And wow. I bow to your superior skills. That is just amazing.
I think your estimate's probably right too. I was at that score when the bells were only giving around 7k each.

Edit for wtf grammar fix.
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb
Replies: 1035
Views: 203903

Re: Cool games on the interweb

50 (short scale) quintillion on winterbells. :D

Spoiler:
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by The Sleeping Tyrant
Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:18 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: I can maek werds!
Replies: 18
Views: 5049

Re: I can maek werds!

I liked them. First and last more, for some reason I couldn't get into the middle one.

Dictionary man is, indeed, quite awesome.
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: 1/x < 0
Replies: 12
Views: 2379

Re: 1/x < 0

mathmagic wrote:
mathmagic, in the first post wrote:Multiply both sides by x2?

I saw that.
I was suggesting it as an amendment to cosmologicon's proof, specifically as a replacement for the reciprocate step.
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: 1/x < 0
Replies: 12
Views: 2379

Re: 1/x < 0

The only reason that reciprocation works as given in the previous post is *because* x is negative, so using reciprocation to *prove* that x is negative is iffy at best. Good call! I'm not sure what I was thinking. You're too generous: that "proof" of mine is worthless. And here I thought ...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: What did you grow up on?
Replies: 62
Views: 8316

Re: What did you grow up on?

Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century, Roughnecks: Starship Trooper Chronicles ( badass! ) Totally forgot about these two. :oops: Although, I went back and watched some of the old Roughnecks episodes a few months ago, and they definitely do not stand the test of time. Lots of reused scenes was among ...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: What did you grow up on?
Replies: 62
Views: 8316

Re: What did you grow up on?

Oh man, I used to totally be into TV as a kid. Star Trek TNG and DS9, Babylon 5, Xena and Hercules, Recess (which is still totally awesome), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Megaman, The Batman animated series, Beast Wars, Re-boot, X-men, Animaniacs, Gargoyles, tons of other cartoons like that. Loved R...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Proper music for a "going away party"
Replies: 13
Views: 2150

Re: Proper music for a "going away party"

Strapping Young Lad - You Suck Lyrics spoilered for not-niceness. WHOA Give us all that you are I HATE ME! Give me all that you are! WHOA YEAHHH! HELL YEAH!! WHOA Give us back the temptation WE HATE YOU This is not the temptation WHOA YEAH!! HELL YEAH! Tell us how much they fucking suck! HELL YEAH T...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 666
Views: 271685

Re: Things you remember reading, but can't remeber the name of

I read this story in grade school, about a couple of boys, one white and the other Native American, who get stranded/sent up into the northern wastes of Canada for a year, and have to survive on their own. Have to do stuff like make their own house, at one point a bear almost kills one of them and ...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Deep-Fried Goodness
Replies: 60
Views: 4818

Re: Deep-Fried Goodness

If I thought of it, I would probably just take a little bite. Maybe more if it was extra delicious. Of course, like PictureSarah, I'd more than likely be in too much pain and shock to think of it. I wonder if the doctor(s) who removed the arm would try it? One takes a nibble, then passes it to his b...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Concept Albums
Replies: 106
Views: 11365

Re: Concept Albums

l33t_sas wrote:So my favourite concept albums:

The Human Equation by Ayreon


Have you heard 01011001 yet?
I think it's definitely better than THE. Exponentially so, even.
I've been waiting for the chance to whore this album. XD
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Albums of 2007
Replies: 36
Views: 3674

Re: Favorite Albums of 2007

Fear of a Blank Planet - Porcupine Tree Ziltoid the Omniscient - Devin Townsend This man speaks truth. As well, I really enjoyed: Novembre - The Blue Pain of Salvation - Scarsick Persephone - Letters to a Stranger Primordial - To the Nameless Dead Winds - Prominence and Demise Dial - Synchronized T...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 666
Views: 271685

Re: Things you remember reading, but can't remeber the name of

I read this story in grade school, about a couple of boys, one white and the other Native American, who get stranded/sent up into the northern wastes of Canada for a year, and have to survive on their own. Have to do stuff like make their own house, at one point a bear almost kills one of them and t...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Urban dead (GRAAAH!!!)
Replies: 444
Views: 42392

Re: Urban dead (GRAAAH!!!)

Hey ZeroSum... you... er... killed (zombie) me. :(
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Urban dead (GRAAAH!!!)
Replies: 444
Views: 42392

Re: Urban dead (GRAAAH!!!)

I'm at Parslow, cades are down again. Going to try to convince a few of them to bugger off, and hope that zombie zombie-targetting is as impossible as I think it is so I don't have tons of zed's trying to tear me apart. Although even that isn't too much of a worry...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 97663

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

Music needs a melody, thus (most) rap is no music as is most metal. Neglecting the fact that I vehemently disagree with your belief, you obviously don't know much about metal. There are whole sub-genres that are based on melody. Melody is heavily incorporated in tons of metal, so I'm going to go ou...

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