I haven't spent any money on my music so far either (not counting my laptop I guess.) I use LMMS for a DAW (which is open source) and mostly just use the instruments and effects included (although I've used a few free VSTs as well) in combination with various drum samples I've gotten off the internet. It's not too hard to do really. I may get some more proper equipment at some point but you can definitely start without spending any money.
I haven't posted in here, or anywhere in the forums in quite a while, but I figure if there's any discussion I might as well join in. I've just put up a DnB album on Bandcamp, and if anyone wanted to give my any feedback it'd be greatly appreciated
To be fair, several of the tracks here are months old by now, even though I only put it out about a week ago, because with some shit going on in my life and all that release took a while to finish. I'm always working on new stuff to put out though, so yeah, any tips or feedback in general would be awesome. http://thetetracube.bandcamp.com/album/clinical
The majority of people who frequent here integrated quite smoothly without pissing people off. Many of us probably have never even been seriously (as in, because people are getting tired of you) banned before. It's not that hard.
Lol, people coming in and telling us what we should and shouldn't put up with, and who we should or shouldn't keep around. Like, really? That's how you think social situations work? Okay.
I don't have as much against Jani cause he's been around for a while and I haven't (personally) had problems with him, but if people are complaining that you're annoying them, then can it stop, and we can all just drop it? Thanks. Ego isn't going to get you anywhere. If you stopped doing what you're doing, we could all put it behind us. You aren't going to 'prove' you're right and that everyone has to think you're funny, cause they don't.
I'm not really too close to people just from UG, but I've gotten pretty close to several people from the Tinychat. I'm also very close to someone who as of recently is now a user here but that was from outside UG. >_>
I'm a virgin, and I have. <_< I'd rather do it with someone when I'm sure it's not gonna be really terrible and complicated if I do, rather than just try and get laid regardless of the consequences. Although I'd like to. >_>
I think the reason certain atheists are so vocal and expressive about it is largely because of the fact that religion is still such a large part of life in certain parts of the world and as such it creates a certain amount of resentment. I'm not trying to justify it, because judging any religious or non-religious group as all being the same basically makes you an asshole. But I think it's an unfortunate symptom of the fact that atheists still culturally feel somewhat repressed (much more so in the US than Canada or Europe, but of course the US makes up at least a large portion, if not the majority of what you see on the internet) and there are still many stupid and offensive things said about atheists quite commonly by certain public figures. Everyone really needs to chill the fuck out and learn how to discuss things without assuming that everyone in any given group conforms to a stereotype. (I am an atheist, myself.)
I like Odd Future, but I also wouldn't say they're the best out there at the moment either. I think a lot of people started listening after Yonkers (which is when I heard of them as well, to be fair) and started talking about how incredible they are (and they're good, don't get me wrong, but there's better rap out there) and then a lot of people as a reflex started saying how terrible and untalented they are (which is also bullshit.) I enjoy their music and I get the feeling that they make it because they enjoy it too. Who gives a shit if they are/aren't the greatest/worst rappers/writers/producers ever? You either like it or you don't, so either listen to it or don't. People get so caught up in wanting to look cool by liking or hating something and it's stupid.
OT: Christwire is a parody, but a pretty entertaining one at that. Given the anti-religious stuff he says they were bound to make an article about him eventually.
Update: last night it was just after midnight on Feb 1st and I thought, "Why the hell did I sign up for this, masturbating is awesome." so I respectfully withdrew from the competition by blowing a load into my hand.
Call me a failure if you want by I think it was totally worth it.
So I'm reading through this thread from the beginning, and holy cuntpissing shitfuck did that Chuck Palahniuk story make me uncomfortable. I mean, I watched A Serbian Film and barely gave a shit, but something about the way that was written and how I imagined it in my head made me feel terrible in my stomach to the point that I actually had trouble breathing. Jesus fucking butts.
Yep, the population grows, people spread out and invent more technology which allows better communication and development of newer technologies, and knowledge builds on itself. It'd be more surprising if it grew at a constant rate than the opposite.