Flush it Friday: True Power Metal Warrior Edition

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HAIL, WARRIORS!

Some weeks rule, some are the worst. For some reason, this week I have been angry, yet simultaneously very happy with everything around me. I’ve started a new job that I am less than satisfied with, my choir is full of lazy losers, and various other things in my life have failed around me. For some reason, these negative events aren’t even making a dent on my stress levels, and I am currently the happiest I’ve been in months, maybe years. Maybe the warmer weather has something to do with it?

Anyways, I’m not passing up my chance to throw power metal at you, so before we get started, here’s the American heavy/power/prog compilation album I put together with a good friend last year called A Flame in the Dark. It’s free. Part 2 will be released just in time for ProgPower this fall, and we’ve already got some killer bands confirmed!

Got that thing playing? Good, I genuinely hope you enjoy it. Let’s get into our weeks, shall we?

The Ugly: The choir I’m a member of is full of lazy sacks of shit who just want to whine about how hard pieces are and not actually practice anything. Okay, I take that back, it’s 70% of the choir, not everyone. Since I joined, we have added new people who can clearly not meet the demands of a high level semi-professional choir, and it is incredibly frustrating and discouraging. Don’t get me wrong, I agree that a 10 minute long atonal piece by Schoenberg isn’t exactly a walk in the park, but we’ve known about these pieces since December. We just cut the Schoenberg, and are at risk of cutting a wonderful Brahms piece as well if these subhuman cretins don’t pull their shit together before tomorrow morning. Fortunately, I am not the only one who is livid, and I believe strings are being pulled in the right direction for the long term as you read this.

The Bad: My new job is great! Mostly great people, friendly environment, good location, good pay, everything I could want, right? Then I opened the codebase.

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If this picture doesn’t give you nightmares, then you may want to skip to the Good section. This is easily the worst code base I have ever worked with. Much of it was developed by someone who was not a developer, so I understand the errors and bad coding practices, but I still have to dig through it. Tasks that should be easily completed in an hour or two grow to a day or two as I try to navigate the maze of spaghetti code and repeated functions on every file. The worst sin of all: hundreds of lines of JavaScript inside (cs)html files.

Albus - Best Cat Ever

Albus – Best Cat Ever

The Good: Life is amazing right now musically. I’m currently in multiple active bands (Vocals: Avalon Steel, Year of the Oxbass: Turd\Cutter), as well as forming a speed metal band. I’m booking a few power metal shows in Charlotte for this fall, as well as organizing our beloved Dischordia‘s stop here at the Milestone. I’ve been hanging out with two of my best friends near constantly and talking about why boys are stupid and watching horror movies with them whenever I have a free moment to breathe between work and music. I have the best cat in the world, and you should add him on Facebook. He loves cups and has more friends than you do.

Even with less than 30 minutes of free time on some days, I’m almost always just totally at peace and happy. Life is great for me right now.

I feel like I’m forgetting something else that is making all the above hardships totally worth every second, but I honestly cannot remember what it is.

It’s something next week I’m doing.

I really have no clue.

Just kidding. See you posers in the pit.

mdf

I hope your lives have treated you well this week! Let me know your good, your bad, and your ugly in the comments below, or just talk about whatever you feel like I guess?

  • Tyree

    That MDF poster is straight up porn.

  • Never heard of half of these bands. GREAT!

  • EsusMoose

    Not looking forward to working with legacy equipment future employers will have me learn.
    Good: Semester done, time to relax for a very short bit then do adult things for the summer.
    Bad: I’ve ate 2 and a half pounds of beef and chicken over the last two days and I’m paying for it.
    Ugly: My hair in humidity and at it’s current length. I was described as either a lesbian or justin bieber by a friend I hadn’t seen me in months.

  • Tyree

    Good: I’m leaving work now.

    Bad: Going to get a haircut.

    Ugly: My self with no beard and no long hair.

    • i’ll log onto FB for this…

    • Dagon

      I never got excited to see a dude’s haircut. Until now.

      • Stanley

        Yep. Interested to see which “Style” he goes for.

        • Dagon

          I need that selfie.

          • Stanley

            I hope that he goes for something like this.

          • Dagon

            Bowl cuts for the win.

    • Stanley

      Tyree, your neck is going to be so sore when you try head banging sans hair.

      • sweetooth0

        Long hairs do not understand how much more hard core you have to be to bang with short hair, it’s all neck, none of this pussy shit with just getting the hair swishing with momentum.

        source: am a short haired headbanger who in ancient times used to have long hair.

  • The W.

    Good: Gettin’ hooded.
    Bad: Graduations are exceptionally boring events.
    Ugly: These little hats we have to wear.

    • Dagon

      Graduations in Brasil are the best parties.

  • EsusMoose

    Yeah tell me when you’re going to stream W3, I’ve decided I’ll probably wait till I either get a ps4 or invest in a gaming pc as I don’t feel like dropping $60 on a game I may not be able to run

    • If you have steam you can watch. Not gonna use twitch cause I sold my ps4. But I’ll be playing the second it’s out since I have Monday’s and Tuesday’s off.

      Well I could use twitch but It never seems to work on my PC.

      • EsusMoose

        Ha did you play BB and just sell it? But yeah I’ll add you on steam sometime this weekend or something I use the same avatar

        • Yup lol, not worth it for one game and it was lacking in the replay value department. My steam is Archbauer

          • EsusMoose

            Pretty sure I can just find the Bauer imaged account on the steam group so yeah should be easy to find

          • Lol it’s an archspire icon I think.

          • J.R.

            yup!

          • EsusMoose

            You’re using both chrome and internet explorer. What the fuck. lol

          • J.R.

            I was proving a point to someone about IE’s bookmark management being insufficient for my demands. I had firefox open too. It is difficult to describe your specific neuroses over the internet to strangers.

          • EsusMoose

            true, I just like giving shit to people who use it just because I enjoy making fun of people

          • J.R.

            The new Project Spartan / Edge (ugh that name) works pretty well on my shitty tablet. I actually really like the current IE, I’ve just used Chrome for so long it is tough to migrate. I switch around every few weeks though just because.

          • Heeeey, Archspiring intensifies!

            Hey, what S.O. is that? Windows 8?

          • J.R.

            Yeah buddy. Windows 8.1
            I’ve got a preview of Win10 on my tablet. It’s…..neat.
            Edit: Unless you were wondering about my Steam thing, which looks as it does because I downloaded a Steam Skin because 1) I didnt know those existed and 2) Default Steam was ugly and slow.

          • Hey, the bar looks good. Never used W8.

          • J.R.

            I like it. A lot of people hate it. Win10 bridges the gap a little. It starts up way faster than 7 ever did for me. The Task Manager is easier to read…there’s some other improvements. I’m the “tech guy” in my circle of friends so its my job to be up to date with these things haha

          • EsusMoose

            Maybe I haven’t been on much recently due to how busy I’ve been

  • CyberneticOrganism

    GOOD: Picked up an HM-2, it’s superbadasscool. Did some home repairs correctly and avoided a massive utilities visit/bill. Been jamming a lot lately and am really pumped about making new music.

    BAD: Sitting indoors working on said music when it’s fucking gorgeous outside.

    UGLY: Bands who lie about exclusive streams.

    • Scrimm

      Badass on the HM-2. I love mine, even though the input for a power adapter doesn’t work. Nine volts are expensive.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Tell me about it. It only works properly with a 9V and I’m not shelling out more money for a Boss-specific power supply, so I’ll probably just end up selling it again. At least I’ll get to play with it for awhile.

        • Scrimm

          I can’t wait to reamp our guitars with that sound. Only effect I need, though I do kinda want one of the ogre distortion pedals.

    • nbm02ss

      I love my HM-2. I had contemplated getting a Lonewolf Left Hand Wrath, until I saw the price tag.

      • Scrimm

        Wow never heard of those before. I would think about getting one as well, but the whole waiting 3 months to ship after paying that much is a no go.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          This was helpful when I was looking around ebay.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycByJIaWERk

          • Scrimm

            There is a place on the boss website where you can enter the number on your pedal and see when/where it was made. Mine is from Japan, 1985. Can’t remember the month.

          • CyberneticOrganism
          • Scrimm

            I believe so.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Coo’, mine turned out to be from 1983, one year younger than my old Gibson Victory bass

          • Scrimm

            You know you got a good one then.

          • Dagon

            GodCity >>>>>>>>>

    • ChuggaChuggaDeedleyDoo

      90s Swedish buzzsaw DM tones FTW

    • J.R.

      Who lied about an exclusive stream?

    • tertius_decimus

      Your photography rules!

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Thanks dude!

  • sweetooth0

    Good: MDF so close I can almost taste/smell it!
    Bad: Only got 40 bucks for beer for the May long weekend
    Ugly: Will probably dip into my MDF money in my savings as soon as I get through 8-10 of those beers.

    • sweetooth0

      GOOD: Oh yeah, and MAD FUCKING MAX on splatterday this weekend!

  • Good: Faith No More killed it last night in NYC. Going to Antigama tonight and spread some Toiletry.

    Bad: Some idiot dick Bdubs jerkoff standing behind me last night was smoking cigarettes at FNM last night. Meanwhile his PAWG lady friend was trying to start mosh pits that no one wanted to be part of (she was cute to be fair) Anyway if I wasn’t a civilized human being, I would’ve spin kicked that cigarette smoking jerkoff right in his nut sack.

    Ugly: 2 hours just to get through the Lincoln Tunnel last night. Fuck you NYC, I should spin kick your ass too for that bullshit.

    • The W.

      For some reason, the acronym PAWG cracks me up.

    • Dagon

      If I was the producer of Beyoncé’s Run The World I would have replace “girls” with “PAWGs”.

      It was the hardest hitting difference between Brasil and the US. Good thing asses are getting more appreciation over there, now in 200 years maybe the evolutionary assification will be complete.

    • more beer

      I fucking hate the Lincoln tunnel. We once left the entire exhaust system of my friends car in the middle of the road. Leaving the tunnel on the New York side due to the biggest pothole ever.

      • I’m figuring out public transportation next time I go in, that shit was ridiculous.

        • more beer

          I don`t know how close you are to the path train. But as long as you can get that it will take you to Penn station and you can get anywhere in the city you want from there. I used to always take public transportation when I lived in Westchester. I`ve given JJD directions on the train a few times. He doesn`t live too far from where I grew up.

          • Yeah, I think path train and taxis are a safer bet.

          • more beer

            I think taxis are okay if you are staying in Manhattan. They get pretty expensive going to the outer boroughs. Since most show`s seem to be in Brooklyn now. I would take the subway. Plus a lot of cab drivers in Manhattan, won`t go to Brooklyn. They are afraid they are going to get robbed.

  • Scrimm

    Good: Bruce’s clean bill of health, my dog.
    Bad: Working the closing shift tonight and tomorrow, no studio time this week. Mom is pretty sick, may have to go to the emergency room.
    Ugly: the bank account.

    • The W.

      I hope everything goes okay with your mom.

      • Scrimm

        Me too, kinda worried about it.

        • The W.

          Keep us posted.

          • Scrimm

            Will do.

    • Vladimir Poutine

      Likewise to what W. said.

    • Dagon

      I second W’s wishes. If you have any questions or something similar hit me up on FB.

      • Scrimm

        Thanks man.

    • tertius_decimus

      Take loving care of her! Best wishes!

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    Everything is terrible.

  • The good (in theory): Joe’s here
    The bad (in real life): He’s even worse than I imagined
    The ugly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cjE59DzWF4

  • Good news about your dad, cancer sucks.

  • CyberneticOrganism

    JUST TINDER, BRO!
    *slams beer*
    *slams another beer*
    *browses tinder*
    *downvotes model-quality women to be a dick*
    *slams another beer*

  • Keegan Lavern Still

    GOOD: I finished my only final for the semester -an easy-peasy research proposal for my Capstone research project in the fall- and finally started writing creatively in earnest again for te first time since January.

    BAD: Writing literally nothing technical papers since January has completely ruined my creative writing. I love to be descriptive and drown everything in metaphor, so that makes it especially frustrating for me. I also don’t have nearly as much money as I would like to buy music, including two vinyl Altar of Plague represses.

    UGLY: My roommate has cost me 3 really nice plates. One plate has just been missing for weeks now, and he fucked around with my set of cupboards for whatever reason by putting most of my plates on the very top shelf on top of some of my bowls, causing them to nearly fall on my fucking head when they came crashing down. It wouldn’t be such a big deal, but those plates are part of a set that my mom got me as a housewarming gift for moving into my first place outside the dorms. Also, they were really fucking nice plates.

    • The W.

      Congrats, Keegan. Will you be getting drunk and belligerent on facebook again soon?

      • Keegan Lavern Still

        Probably when the fall is closer, when the culmination of everything I’ve never wanted to do in my major is even more distinct of a reality. Or tonight, if I don’t decide to treat myself to some of the music I want.

  • The W.

    Good on your pops!

  • Edward/Breegrodamus™

    GOOD: Did you guys read that Doug Moore interview this week? Haha

    • Yes and if I didn’t tell you already, that was very informative and entertaining.

    • EsusMoose

      Yes, it was very good. excited for the ep.
      I still need to listen to that track

    • Dagon

      Dope af

  • Upvote this comment because ALBUS

  • Mother Shabubu III 12 BRICKS

    GOOD: Neu hockey gearen. Love getting new shit.

    BAD: Was listening to bands I listened to in like middle school and realize how shitty my taste was. In doing so, I discovered Ill Nino ripped off a vocal line from Tool and the world must know.

    UGLY: This new Refused song. Sounds like a harder Red Hot Chili Pepper bass/guitar riff/groove mixed with a Foo Fighters riff during the chorus. Lyrics aren’t my cup of tea either. Very Rage Against the Machine. Leave the “KILL KILL KILL” lyrics for Metallica. In conclusion: The shape of punk to come will never come.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd-L9kypv8o

  • Spear

    The Good: Got my A+ certification! Woo!

    The Bad: Trying to find a job where I that certification actually matters.

    The Ugly: Me, apparently. I got a hearty “‘SUP GIRL?” from a bunch of stoners while I was out jogging this morning, followed by an incredibly disheartened “ohhhh…” when they saw my face. Surprise, fuckers.

    • Should have looked them in the eye and seductively whispered “lolbuttz”

      • Spear

        I should have. Next time, I’m flirting hard right back.

    • The W.

      Sometimes I wish dudes would hit on me. That’s weird, right?

      • Spear

        Whatever butters your biscuit, bro

      • Can confirm, WEIRD

      • Ehh, it’s easy. You don’t have to unveil your guilty pleasures.

        *shivers*

      • makes sense, gay dudes seem to have discerning taste.

        • The W.

          EXACTLY. Like, I know my wife digs me. It would be nice to know if people with more discriminating taste also found me attractive.

      • INCREDIBEARD

        This is applicable to me. I used to get hit on by a lot of gay dudes. I think it stems from me being an archetypal “bear.” They were trying to call my old lady into work the other day and the gay guy doing it called me back 3 times.

    • nbm02ss

      A couple years ago I was in line at Wal-Mart when I felt a tug on my hair. I look back and there was some random lady braiding it.

      • The W.

        There’s a pretty notorious cougar bar here in town. One of the two times I was there, some older lady sitting at the booth behind mine started rubbing my head. She told me she just had to touch such a glorious bald head. Being bald is like being pregnant. People think it gives them a right to touch you.

        • WTF, Dubz! o.o)U

        • Spear

          Is it also like being pregnant in that eventually you’ll spew out a tiny alien-looking thing?

          • The W.

            I wouldn’t even be mad.

      • Spear

        I had a similar experience a few years ago as well, but replace Wal-Mart with my buddy’s dorm and the random lady with a couple incredibly attractive exchange students. So I guess it was less creepy and far more gratifying.

  • G) so glad to hear about pops!
    B) i love dating, but can’t find single girls. we shud team up
    U) who? lol

    • Thanks! I should have clarified, I fucking hate online dating but it’s all I have time for. Bulls are a basketball team.

  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    strange times–
    allegedly lsd was distributed by the govt—after jfk—to try to “bring down” the anti war movement–but then it backfired–and the wars were ended–by regular people–
    the good–video showing govt experiments with lsd
    the bad–the beatles vid
    the ugly-the 2nd beatle vid–in sync with the other two—bringing stagnation to conscious social awareness—and displays msm brainwashing–thru controlling music –with secret govt programs–designed to limit and or channel “joy”(that the govt allows/or deems is necessary-for a fake tv campaign or war)
    https://youtu.be/zLCzR34HfVQ

    —https://youtu.be/MjDVEp7HVxk
    –https://youtu.be/MjDVEp7HVxk?

    • Yes?

      • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

        seems like the times are right—for more open dialogue–about 911—

        you know–one thing–a long time ago—a few of us naïve truthers–went to the fox news forum—and were “censored” on the computer—

        fuck those weak minded motherfuckers—-the evidence is there—-and more people are learning about the indestructible smoking gun of “10-10-01”–
        000
        unbeatable—evidence–that creates re-evaluation–of all govt activities-since about the time of color televisions advent–on humanities evolution—
        tech death consciousness>911 inside job

    • What do you think of my cat, Albus?

      • He’s a cat, odds are he’s bent on world domination through constant meowing and inconveniently sitting on things.

        Source: have cat

        • My cat is actually a dog, he just drools on me and meows at me and purrs

      • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

        looks like a pretty happy cat

    • Guacamole Jim

      I need to say: I’m drunk, and you’re my favourite person on the toilet ever. Please don’t leave me again.

    • Lacertilian
  • J.R.

    Did you really give Nyneave and Moraine janitorial equipment? You play a dangerous game my Lord Dragon. “Most women will shrug off what a man would kill you for, and kill you for what a man would shrug off.”-Lews Therin Telamon, The Path of Daggers, Chapter 24: A Time for Iron

    • ChuggaChuggaDeedleyDoo

      “Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget” = greatest Robert Jordan WoT truism.

      • J.R.

        This has become exceedingly apparent to me in my dealings with both. I’ve been casually watching some needlessly dramatic drama show with Lady and “‘A woman will kill you for half the reason of a man, but cry twice as hard afterward.’- Thom” is definitely holding true.

    • You swear allegiance to the Dragon Reborn, you do what he says, even if that means cleaning the bathrooms of Shayol Ghul itself

      • J.R.

        I bet Shaidar Haran takes some nasty dumps

    • Guacamole Jim

      I made the picture; fight me, nerd

      • J.R.

        hmph!

  • JW(E)G

    GBU-format comment later. First…
    I have frequently mentioned an upcoming graphic-novel to Film project by a team led by indie comic artist Peter Simeti called “The Chair”: https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/003/666/291/adc6135bc3ad818c8a0d7e7c5452499a_original.jpg?v=1429815023&w=700&h=&fit=max&auto=format&q=92&s=5843d94a88e479581294f0d4f444d59f

    They completed filming a little while back, but due to a tighter-than-expected budget had to launch a second (much smaller) crowd-funding campaign to cover post-production costs: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/petersimeti/the-chair-post-production-on-our-comic-book-horror

    For any of you who’ve always wanted to own something signed by (and maybe even worn by) Roddy Piper (or Billy from Gremlins, or the Voice of Wonder Woman, etcetera) the higher-cost perks might be of interest. If not, and you haven’t already pledged for a film or the graphic novel, I seriously advise getting one or both.

    • cool man, you’ve got me excited about this movie and The Void!!!

      • JW(E)G

        I definitely hope both live up to my expectations. They’re very high after all the hype I’ve been swept up in, but both films seem in very capable hands.

      • Scrimm

        Really looking forward to The Void as well.

    • Scrimm

      Piper was at a con I went to last year, but left after only a couple hours and I missed him.

      • JW(E)G

        Definitely on my list of persons I’d like to meet at a convention some day. Right up there with the Soska’s and/or Katharine Isabelle.

        …who I just found out via old media (local newspaper) was in town filming an upcoming Wes Craven project until yesterday. Not exactly a Missed Connection, but who knows…

        • Scrimm

          They were all at the one I wanted to go to in Chicago last year, but when I saw the Phantasm reuinion was in California as well I opted for that. Much cheaper trip.

  • the good: two of my ex’s are now married. the third has moved in with another dude (the girl who told me to fuck off seven months ago). i’m a Good Luck Chuck!
    the bad: RIP BB King
    the ugly: awkward stage of hair growth. but i’m going through with it (bro-fists @joshuathackston:disqus)!!

    • Scrimm

      YES!!!

    • Dagon

      Time to create online dating profiles just like the movie.

      Fuck, Dane Cook.

    • tertius_decimus

      Grow your hair no matter what. I’m on the “better” stage already. Happy with it.

  • ChuggaChuggaDeedleyDoo

    Good: Open bar party on Saturday evening

    Bad: Have to wear a tux to said party

    Ugly: Blobfish are incredibly ugly…

    • Has the Bizarre Foods guy eaten one of these yet?

    • Dagon

      I was high af when I made those. Poseidon laced my weed or some shit like that.

    • J.R.

      Reminds me that I need to hit the gym

      • Dagon

        Both. I’ve used my thesis as an excuse to skip and I’ve only been to the gym 4 times in the past 2 weeks.

        • J.R.

          I went during the semester, but then finals and blah blah and I’m a lazy scrub.
          I’m starting P90x with my lady here in a few weeks. She’s already done it before. So. I’m kind of excited.

          • The W.

            P90X works quite well if you want to build lean muscle. Not if you want to bulk up.

          • J.R.

            Which is the plan!

          • The W.

            I did it for 60 of the 90 days (I lost my will around my birthday). Lost a ton of weight. The diet is killer but effective.

          • J.R.

            Im 6’2 and pushing 240. Dropping some pounds and trimming up sounds like a good idea. Though I’ve heard the dadbod is in now so I’ll have to consult my leading experts on these matters.

          • ChuggaChuggaDeedleyDoo

            Maximum, MAXimum, MAXIMUM

            RHEUUUUUPS!!!!!!!

  • Dagon

    I said it on FB and I’ll say it again, great news regarding your dad! Glad everything worked out.

  • Dagon

    GOOD: My thesis is done. I just found 12 bricks.
    BAD: Nausea. Headache. It’s over now.
    UGLY: My ugly ass fucking noodlehead.

    • Guacamole Jim

      yeah you ugly bitch

  • Bad: Not today…

    Good: Link got a air conditioner! <3

    Ugly: Maracaibo's smell.

    • J.R.

      Air Conditioning >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
      74 is best temperature

      • Hey, now that you named the temperature, I need to learn that Farenheit measure because the A.C. is in that measure (weird!)

        • J.R.

          I have forgotten that Celsius isnt just for science textbooks.
          I usually prefer Fahrenheit because it is more accurate as for as “how it feels”. To me at least.

          • Thank youuu!

          • Dagon

            That depends on what you’re used to, I guess. I had a friend that started using Kelvins IRL.

            Fucken nerd.

          • sweetooth0

            Canadians are used to Celsius because for us cold is minus 30

          • Lacertilian

            Celsius is for the rest of the modern world.
            Only the USA and a few tiny tropical islands use fahrenheit still.
            It’s 2015.

        • Dagon

          I think you can change it, is it one of those ACs with remote control?

    • The W.

      Huzzah for AC

    • The W.
    • Dagon

      Dudes who live away from the Equator underestimate the importante of ACs.

      Best fucking invention ever.

      • Now you can come to my place without disintegrate 😛

      • Dagy, people here are talking about alien sci-fi movies and I thought in you!

        • Dagon

          Ayy el mio

    • Weird tale of the week:

      Past saturday I went to this horrific class in the Master.

      I still don’t know whats about, because the professor is a old man, that it’s very pedantic and only talks and divague a lot in his speech during 6 hours.

      Well, this saturday, after 4 hours of that painful process, he told us (4 alumni, because the other people ran away giving excuses) that he played guitar. To try to troll him, I asked what did he play in the guitar:

      “Have you listened to some Progressive Rock?”

      Ayy, el mío…

      Then, all that what he talked was about he was playing in a local band, that he played tasteful solos in a video that he showed us (but, weirdly, the camera never focus him when he was “delivering” the goodness with his guitar”) that he have 14 guitars, that his brother have a music studio and all of that, with that pedantic speech…

      Then we argue about vinyl because he told everyone that companies are making vinyl again to combat the piracy.

      Ayy!

      Then I fall asleep for a minutes and then I could got out!

      *The end*

    • sweetooth0

      air conditioning is a must. Our central air broke a few years back and we lasted all of one day in our house without AC in the middle of summer.

  • J.R.

    Good: The rain doth pour astoundingly. I spent a good long night shooting some pool and eating crap food with my best buds, and my woman is exceedingly attractive and a nice lady.
    Bad: We moved my brother out. This is only bad because HOLY FLUSH how one human was able to accumulate that much crap in 9 years is beyond me. His new digs are pretty cozy though.
    Ugly: Pool hall left me smelling like cheap smoke. Also got sucking in to watching Pitch Perfect with my sister. man was that a chore.

    • old_man_doom

      Go get the horrid taste of Pitch perfect out of your mouth with some Mad Max, son!

      • J.R.

        It is on the list! Mad Max, Ex Machina, and my bros need to stop dilly dallying so we can go see Avengers. I mean cmon guys

      • J.R.

        Bruh
        Just farkin did m8
        It was good! One of the few films I’ve walked out of at the end feeling good amount the money spent.

  • Oli Fucking Sykes, Son.

    The Good: New Lamb Of God track, oh my god that song RIPS!

    The Bad: Exams, and how they sap up your free time in one fell swoop. I have only had two and I already feel drained, I can’t empathise with the people who have had all theirs at the same time. At least I’m out of English for a week now.

    The Ugly: In the slither of free time I made for myself, I watched Mad Max. Its a great film, but not the genre defining masterpiece people make it out to be, will try and watch 2 tomorrow.

    • Pre ordered that LOG real fast

      • Stanley

        You’ll probably get it a month after everyone else.

        • Then I’ll download it while I wait lol

      • Guacamole Jim

        Dammit JB

        • Lol you have no room to talk about “bad” music haha

  • The Beargod

    Good: Steelfest
    Bad: The price of Alcohol
    Ugly: Would you sleep with this man? Well, I have to.

    • Stanley

      Go on. How much is a beer at Steelfest?

      • The Beargod

        6€ + pantti (2€)

        • Stanley

          You get a pair of panties when you buy a beer?

          • The Beargod

            I wish. I just don’t what to call it. It’s the money youvget back when you return the bottle.

          • Stanley

            Ah, that’s a deposit, I guess. Surprised that they let you have bottles at a show.

          • The Beargod

            Well, it’s a can really

    • CyberneticOrganism

      You gotta sleep with that guy? Boyfriend or roommate?

      • The Beargod

        Tentmate for Steelfest.

  • Bad: I started playing GTA V and found out that my graphics cards weren’t up to snuff so I had to drop some mad cash on two GTX 970s. If my PC can’t handle GTA, it would’ve had no hope for The Witcher 3. I can’t get a fucking job. I’ve applied to upwards of fifty places but no one has even called for an interview. I guess I’ll just keep at it.

    Good: I got my Associates Degree last Friday night. It’s nice to not have school. I’ll be working on a Bachelors Degree in Creative Writing starting this fall semester. I took a nice three day trip into the mountains to decompress.

    Ugly: The amount of pizza I’ve eaten in the past few days. I’m pretty sure that my blood has been replaced by pizza sauce and molten cheese at this point. Time to lay off the zah for a little while.

    • Scrimm

      As soon as you get one offer and pretty much take it other will start pouring in.

    • Try security. Easy to get hired.

    • Vladimir Poutine

      If it helps, I’m getting close to fifty places applied to as well with not much success. IME if exploiting connections isn’t an option, it just becomes a matter of diligence. Something will come along.

      Congrats on the degree, by the way! That’s cool that you’re going into Creative Writing.

    • do you call the places at which you’ve applied? maybe it’s common sense, maybe it’s not; i sure didn’t know that at first! places get tons of applications, show them you stand out from the rest!

      • if a game requires two GTX 970s… it’s console time!

      • I didn’t know you should call them. I guess I’ll start doing that.

        • CT-12

          Yeah dude, I bug the shit out of places I apply. Just showing you want it and your determined goes a long way.

        • OKAY! Job advice time!

          1) NEVER APPLY WITHOUT PUTTING A FACE TO A NAME.

          If you apply at a job online or just drop off a resume and the manager does not know you are, YOU WILL NOT GET HIRED.

          How do you fix this? Well, day 1 you go and gather resumes at all the places you want to apply for. Also, apply online to any places that demand that. Fill out physical resumes. Just ask for resumes, don’t try to do any small talk or anything yet. Try to go during non-busy hours (ie do not go to a restaurant between 5-7).

          Day 2: Bring those filled out resumes back, but don’t give them to the person at the front. Ask for the manager. If asked why, say something like “I’m applying for a job here and would just like to know who I’m going to be working for and to put a face to a name.” If they refuse to show you the manager, you don’t want to work there anyways.

          When the manager comes out, this is now an unofficial interview. I hope you dressed nice and aren’t wearing that death metal tshirt you love. Ask them questions about the job, talk about how you like the store and are excited to work for them (we all know everyone is applying for jobs because they want money, but lying to them about this is flattering.) They may ask you if you’re applying at other places. Don’t lie, but try (just slightly) to avoid saying who (ie “Yes, I’m applying at a couple other places that interest me right now.”)

          When you’ve run out of questions and the conversation is over, do not dawdle and make it awkward. Ask them how soon you can expect to hear from them, then thank them for their time and go to the next place.

          Repeat.

          What kind of questions should you be asking? Use your discretion on which are appropriate:
          “What does this business need right now from a new employee?”
          “What kind of environment will I be working in?”
          “What are your typical hours?”
          (if you’re looking for entry level jobs, do not ask this. This is for when your resume is badass as hell and you can pick and choose jobs) “What are your benefits?”

    • INCREDIBEARD

      I’m going to have to consider going back for my MA in English, or at least go get my teaching certifications. Years of physical labor is starting to catch up with me. Hopefully you dont have to do what I did and now have them raping you for student loan collections. I should have never went to college.

      • So far, I haven’t had to take out any loans. I saved for college starting when I was four so I have accrued about 20k in the bank. It should at least get me a BA before I run out.

  • Vladimir Poutine

    The Good: graduated college, managed to keep up my grades, and in a month-ish I’ll be moving to Boston. Once I manage to land a job offer, things will be looking up.

    The Bad: the stress of the aforementioned plans have made it difficult to listen to much music this week; said difficulty produces more stress; so on and so forth. Vicious cycle.

    The Ugly: me in a suit. Looking like a moron shouldn’t cost several hundred dollars. Hate job interviews.

    • The W.

      Congrats, hombre.

      • Vladimir Poutine

        Thanks. Glad that it’s over with.

    • more beer

      You should just go to those interviews bare chested and on that bear, they would have to hire you.

      • Vladimir Poutine

        If it hadn’t already been posted a million times, I’d post that Lost Boys GIF.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Suits are the shit. Looking all James Bond & stuff. I love me a good suit.

    • Lilo’s Penis Tornado (KJU)

      Congrats!!!!!

  • pïgchop™

    Have a great week-end y’all. Don’t fuck up!

    http://s29.postimg.org/bgpa6j6hz/image.jpg

    • Guacamole Jim

      dammit, already got that wrong

  • INCREDIBEARD

    Albus seems cool. I’m still mad you aren’t doing anything in Asheville yet, Two Rivers.

    The Good: Meh, not much. Making burritos tonight. Dark Souls 2 about to start my NG++ playthrough on my tank. Parry game is on point.

    The Bad: After being conned into working tomorrow, I now have to work 4 consecutive Saturdays.

    The Ugly: Not Albus. Not Big Fuzz. Cats Rule, f@gz.

    • old_man_doom

      BIG FUZZ

      • INCREDIBEARD

  • JW(E)G

    #GBU Time
    GOOD: I have a friend who wanted to go see a film last weekend, and almost got me out for Age of Ultimately-Disappointing if he hadn’t been called in to work at short notice. I’m going to try to convince him that we see Mad Max: Fury Road instead, and if he’s dead set on Avengers2 I’m definitely going to see it on my own.

    [UGLY = most of the MRA nonsense directed at the film by a certain Neanderthal subset of the blogosphere, but what can you do… they’re a dying breed howling their last “SJW”s into the void while they still can]

    My medical issues of late seem to have diminished, though I still have an MRI scheduled for next Friday morning just to be sure it’s all truly OK (will comment on the results in next week’s GBU).

    Since it’s halfway through Spring, and because Victoria’s weather is just that unpredictable, we’ve had a stretch where it was more like winter for a few days followed by something much more like Summer that seems will hold up for the whole weekend. I’ve actually been (barely) working this afternoon semi-outdoors – at a local café – and observing the community also taking advantage of the weather.

    BAD: All “bad” things this week are external, beyond my personal control. I’m fairly content. I am going to miss having my sister’s new kitten living with me while her new house was in renovations (they move back in this evening), but presumably I’ll get to visit once in a while.

    • old_man_doom

      Definitely go with Mad Max. You will not be disappointed.

    • I want to chew that kitty’s face off.

      (In a loving way.)

  • old_man_doom

    Is it sad that the only thing I’m looking forward to next week is that Cattle Decap song premiere? I am absolutely stoked for it.

  • tertius_decimus

    Bad: nothing.
    Ugly: nothing.
    Good: my girlfriend brought me back to life full of joy and happiness. Can’t believe those fucking 11 years of sheer misery have gone.

  • old_man_doom

    Good: I have resolved to get a Telecaster in the near future so I can finally get my SurfRock-DeathGrind project off the ground.
    Bad: Money is tight, jobs are sparse, and I don’t really know what to do.
    Ugly: I’m behind on my capstone research project at school, which means I’m gonna have some sleepless, work-filled nights in my future. Bummer.

    • tertius_decimus

      If I were in the market for do-it-all guitar, Telecaster would be the only choice.

      P.S. PRS SE 245 also. Maybe.

  • Damnit Randall–quit massaging the salt of your charmed life into our metaphysical wounds!

    (You’re, like, totally harshing my sorrowbuzz.)

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Upstabbed for #sorrowbuzz

  • Óðhinn

    GOOD: Just picked up a new 1TB external hard drive to back up files.

    BAD: Firefox keeps freezing on me today.

    UGLY: I visited Metal Injection today, so I already know which stories Axl will be recycling next week.

    • Lilo’s Penis Tornado (KJU)

      Lol, and when you look at Blabbermouth, you’ll know what stories MI will be recycling.

  • CT-12

    Have fun at MDF Randall, and other toileteers going!

    The good: Just got the new Tau Cross LP in the mail (Relapse preorder is the best), finally got the first issue of Stumptown yesterday, and also got my box of CD’s from NWN! yesterday! Also, HHFF just posted something saying they’re gonna reveal the details of HHFF 3 later today.

    The bad: Gotta wake up half an hour earlier than normal for work tomorrow (not to mention we officially moved our schedule back a half hour on Monday). So I’ve only had a week to prep for waking up an hour earlier than usual for work.

    The ugly: My French bulldog

  • john

    Flush it Friday WITH power metal? How can I go wrong, brothers in steel!!!?!?!!?

    Good: dream house has been located outside of town, and they accepted our offer pending the sale of our current home. Fingers crossed!

    Bad: My tailbone is still bruised and still hurts like fuck to sit down. 🙁

    Ugly: The weather here still fucking sucks.

    • Lilo’s Penis Tornado (KJU)

      Guacamole’s bruised buttcheeks feel your tailbone’s pain.

  • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

    Good: Just got a new pair of shoes, my friend/love interest is home from college

    Bad: BB King died.

    Ugly: BB King died.

  • Lilo’s Penis Tornado (KJU)

    *cracks my knuckles*

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXjcBHrsiy4

    Anything from Metal On Metal Records is worth buying.

  • Lilo’s Penis Tornado (KJU)

    And for the poural merloers out, there, I recommend this guy. He’s a goldmine of power metal.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUIIM9pPaSdRg7xquOX7s-w

  • Actiondonkey

    How the hell is Origin with the ‘b-list’ bands at the bottom? They’re one of the best bands on the bill!

    • There’s only about 2 bands on the main list I’d agree with you on

  • Power Metal is for the birds.