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3 hours ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

Well my job interview went well this morning. They want me to start on March 5. I have 2 weeks of informal training/probation before I officially start. They're even going to pay for me to do a basic web design and social media marketing course. I'm feeling pretty awesome right now.

Good news, well done sir.

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Well, it's finally happened. I knew it would. 

When I heard that Ozzy was hospitalised with a respiratory infection I said to myself, "Requiem, he's never going to make it to Australia in March". And now I've, yet again, been proven correct. 

So my hugely expensive festival ticket, where I would have seen the great man solo for the first time (I've seen him with Sabbath but not with his solo band), will now allow me only to see bands of mild interest. 

This could be the last opportunity too, as I just can't see the old boy coming back to Australia after this. 

 

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Got my first show with the new band tonight, at my favorite venue in town. I'm a little nervous but mostly excited. We've been putting a lot of work in and I hope it comes together well.

I also have a new illustration moving along pretty well, which is heartening -- it's one of those nice instances where a band likes my idea, and gives me enough creative freedom that I'm actually happy with the piece as a painting on its own merits. Not to say that I don't do my best on any of the jobs I get, but this is one of the few that I wouldn't mind hanging in a show of personal work when it's done. I think. Fingers crossed.

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7 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Got my first show with the new band tonight, at my favorite venue in town. I'm a little nervous but mostly excited. We've been putting a lot of work in and I hope it comes together well.

I also have a new illustration moving along pretty well, which is heartening -- it's one of those nice instances where a band likes my idea, and gives me enough creative freedom that I'm actually happy with the piece as a painting on its own merits. Not to say that I don't do my best on any of the jobs I get, but this is one of the few that I wouldn't mind hanging in a show of personal work when it's done. I think. Fingers crossed.

Have a good time :) 

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Hope your show went well FA, and I'm glad you're happy with your artwork.

 

So tonight I learned there's such a thing as over-doing it. It's a really terrible idea to put 3 of the hottest chilli pepper on the planet into your food. The blisters forming on my lips and tongue are proof positive of that, ouch!

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Watain were brilliant live, especially for the first few tracks. True stage presence and a real (and therefore rare) sense of danger and authenticity in the band and performance.

Too bad they don’t have a very strong catalogue of songs. They played their best two songs first then clattered their way through many similar sounding metal rackets. I have them all on CD and I can confirm those songs aren’t much better live. 

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45 minutes ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

So it's a Mad March for Count Requiem then?

Start work on Tuesday. I'm genuinely excited. It's been a few years since I last felt excited about getting up in the morning.

You just don't understand vampirism, do you? The psychotomimetic frenzy that follows an adrenochrome binge is unrivaled by any other drink. However, it's likely that he simply ran out of virgins and is now resorting to beer because, like all good Counts, he never drinks...wine. 

 

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28 minutes ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

You're right I wouldn't. Ask me what it's like to be the herald of Cthulhu and I have all the answers, the Great Old One is most displeased by the lack of hymns announcing his majesty to the world in case you were wondering.

Out of curiosity, are Cthulhu worshipers allowed to eat octopus?

 

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Oh I've hit on a winner now. Finally nailed down the transitions between riffs for that song I've been working on. now it actually gels together instead of feeling clunky and awkward. I couldn't be happier with the way it's turned out though I do need to bring in a bass player and a drummer to write those aspects.

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22 hours ago, Vampyrique said:

You just don't understand vampirism, do you? The psychotomimetic frenzy that follows an adrenochrome binge is unrivaled by any other drink. However, it's likely that he simply ran out of virgins and is now resorting to beer because, like all good Counts, he never drinks...wine. 

 

I never run out of virgins.

20 hours ago, Vampyrique said:

Out of curiosity, are Cthulhu worshipers allowed to eat octopus?

 

THEY CAN ONLY EAT OCTOPUS!

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2 hours ago, Requiem said:

I never run out of virgins.

THEY CAN ONLY EAT OCTOPUS!

You must possess a plethora of Renfields who do your bidding. It's too much work for one vampire, especially because virgins aren't as easy to come by these days...

One would have thought that eating octopus would be taboo due to its obvious relation to Cthulhu, or the common Cthulhi if such a breed exists. But I suppose that's a necessary part of the worship. Cthulhu thus demands of his followers: Eat of my tentacles, drink of my ink! But I trust that vampire squids are off the menu, right?

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Vampyrique said:

You must possess a plethora of Renfields who do your bidding. It's too much work for one vampire, especially because virgins aren't as easy to come by these days...

One would have thought that eating octopus would be taboo due to its obvious relation to Cthulhu, or the common Cthulhi if such a breed exists. But I suppose that's a necessary part of the worship. Cthulhu thus demands of his followers: Eat of my tentacles, drink of my ink! But I trust that vampire squids are off the menu, right?

 

 

 

All of this makes me want to just read Lovecraft, which is a problem because I’m trying to read other things right now. Less good things.

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So after a great many days of being shown veganism videos by my brother I think I'm sold. The cruelty animals have to suffer just so people can get 15 minutes of pleasure from consuming animal products is horrible. On top of that the health benefits cutting animal products out of your diet are incredible.

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1 hour ago, Requiem said:

All of this makes me want to just read Lovecraft, which is a problem because I’m trying to read other things right now. Less good things.

I'm in the same boat, navigating the waters without a moral compass. I can't stay faithful to one book. Too many temptations. I hear the call of Cthulhu sounding from below or else above from somewhere on my bookshelf...  

 

35 minutes ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

So after a great many days of being shown veganism videos by my brother I think I'm sold. The cruelty animals have to suffer just so people can get 15 minutes of pleasure from consuming animal products is horrible. On top of that the health benefits cutting animal products out of your diet are incredible.

I think you should consider both sides of the argument before you jump aboard a diet fueled by a somewhat radical ideology. You need to understand that a vegan's priorities are in this order: the health and well-being of other animals, followed by the health and well-being of you. It isn't uncommon for vegans to end up in the hospital or waste away due to well-known nutrient deficiencies, protein insufficiency, and numerous problems from eating a diet high in greens, grains, legumes and soy etc.  I don't think I need to going into any real detail because it's well documented. Unless you really value feeling better psychologically by consuming an inferior diet which can only be offset by incredibly meticulous meal and nutrition planning, you may find it to be a difficult struggle in the long term. 

Plus, unless you are growing all of your food in your own garden, I don't think you can really verify that animals aren't being harmed or that their habitats aren't being destroyed by mass agricultural/farming operations and methods.

Don't let vegans fool you into thinking that all protein is created equally. Powdered protein isn't as good as the real thing, nor is the amino acid profile of protein the same amongst all foods. Avoiding eggs (the highest quality protein) is just silly idealism, and beef gelatin is incredibly healthy due to its high content of glycine, proline, and alanine, which can actually compliment the comparatively less favourable amino acid profile of, say, a steak (if you only ever eat the same cuts of meat).

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