Hey everyone! Looks like I'm back! Now time for the con post on . . .
HOW WAS METROCON!!!!!
Well, for starters, Metrocon kicked ass! Easily my favorite con. ^_^ That said, some circumstances before and during the con seemed to sour it some. I'll mention those when we get to them.
Me and Karen went to the airport and headed out to Tampa. Seeing as how this was my first flight, I was nervous, but it turned out to be awesome . . . right until we landed. Turns out that cause of bad weather, we ended up stuck in the plane for about an hour. -______- Yeah. We were getting anxious. We finally got off the plane and caught a taxi to the hotel where we met Mo and checked in.
Me and Karen got dressed as Sara and Setsuna first and checked out the con, which looked kickass! We ran into some old friends, like Mr. D and his daughter who were just checking in when we found them. On the first day, we really didn't do much in the way of events, we pretty much just looked around the dealers rooms and got our picture taken while taking other people's pictures. I did get some Yugioh cards from a special gaming area in the con, which was sweet. Around this time is when we ran into a guy we simply call "Bitch Tracey", cause he was dressed as Tracey from Pokemon and he was a fucking asshole. >___<
That night, me and Karen went to the Fantasy Masquerade as Uriel and Chii, respectively. I got to a UFC fight with some dude other Mr. D's daugther, who was on a cat leash and we wanted to see who got to hold the leash. XDDD Most random part of the convention. It ended in a draw, I think. :D Trust me, there will be pics or a video of that somewhere on the web. XD When we got into the Masquerade, we didn't end up staying long cause it seemed to be moving pretty slow. Karen was kind of tired that night, so she stayed back at the hotel while I went to the rave. It was a massive competitive dance-off almost, and the floor was covered in dead glow sticks. XD It was good, though.
I was so tired that day that I stayed in while Karen and Mo got breakfast, but I joined them a little while later. When we got back to the hotel, me and Karen got dressed as Harry and Melfina and went down to the con. We got recognized so much that I couldn't believe it! :DD Awesomeness!
First event we went to was the Anime Human Chess Match, which we got a good spot in line for and snuck Mr. D and his daughter in on. ^_~ It was so much better than I thought it was gonna be!!! They did flips and had weapons that shot blanks and it was awesome! :D After that, we went to Mr. D's Evangelion panel which was super informative and filled in the gaps that I had when watching Eva. Kudos to you, Mr. D.
After that, we got some more pics with people and found some more Outlaw Star cosplayers before I went and got more Yugioh cards. We then went to the Cosplay contest and watched some awesome skits! The Pokemon skit turned out to be the ABSOLUTE BEST SKIT EVER!!!! XDDDD Then, me and Karen got changed into normal clothes and went to the Eyeshine concert, when we found out that Vic Mignogna was the opening act. To paraphrase Karen, it OOZED a waterfall of gayness like I have NEVER seen before!!!!! XDDDD The video especially was so weak. XDDDD Luckily, Eyeshine came on after that and put some balls back into the music! :D
After that, we went back to our hotel room for a bit before going out to the rave. Me and Karen had a great time, though they didn't play all of the good songs that they played on Friday. I REALLY wanted to hear that Prodigy's song again or the Numa Numa remix! XD We stayed about a good hour and then came back to the hotel and called it a night.
Karen and me got some breakfast before we got dressed; her as Chii and me as Harry again cause it was so damn hot. We got Karen to her prejuding in time and she told me that it went really well. :D After that, we tried sitting in on some panels and other stuff, but nothing really caught our eyes.
We got some more pictures taken and I got my picture taken with a Gene which was so funny. XDD After that, I took place in a barbarian battle, which Karen will hopefully put up on Youtube. :D Then I had to let her get in line for the costume contest while I got in line to watch it! Me and Mo cheered Karen on as she got up there and when they were announcing awards, Karen got an honorable mention!!! :DDDDD I told you she'd win something! ^_~ After that, we went back to the hotel and chilled all night until it was time to crash.
And that's how Metrocon went! Easily an awesome time and I miss everyone I met at the con, especially my sweetie Karen!!!! ;__________; I'll see you all the next time I go to a con, for sure!
Ello, again. Life's being good to me. An indie EP agreement for my black metal band Hekserier, recording on a HUGE increase, conventions and whatnot, and only 9 more weeks of grade school!!!!!!!! Also, two good videos I have here!
Best cellphone video I've ever seen! ^____^ The Emperor is dead. Long live the Emperor!
This guy = MAJOR IDIOT AND ASSHOLE! But I love to watch him say crap like this. XDDD
I guess it's funny cause he has that high voice. XD Oh well. I like this vid! XDDDDD
How tough is Chuck Norris? ==========================
When Chuck Norris has sex with a man, it is not because he is gay, but because he has run out of women.
Chuck Norris doesn't read books. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants.
If you ask Chuck Norris what time it is, he always says, "Two seconds till." After you ask, "Two seconds till what?" he roundhouse kicks you in the face.
Chuck Norris uses ribbed condoms inside out, so he gets the pleasure.
Since 1940, the year Chuck Norris was born, roundhouse kick related deaths have increased 13,000 percent.
There are no disabled people. Only people who have met Chuck Norris.
There is no chin behind Chuck Norris' beard. There is only another fist.
It was once believed that Chuck Norris actually lost a fight to a pirate, but that is a lie, created by Chuck Norris himself to lure more pirates to him.
Chuck Norris once lined up to kick the winning field goal of a high school football game. When the football went flat, he persuaded the referees to let him kick the field goal with a 3 month old child. Chuck roundhoused kicked the baby 60 yards through the uprights and then proceeded to bang every girl in the stadium.
When Chuck Norris's wife burned the turkey one Thanksgiving, Chuck said, "Don't worry about it honey," and went into his backyard. He came back five minutes later with a live turkey, ate it whole, and when he threw it up a few seconds later it was fully cooked and came with cranberry sauce. When his wife asked him how he had done it, he gave her a roundhouse kick to the face and said, "Never question Chuck Norris."
Those aren't credits that roll after Walker Texas Ranger; it is actually a list of people that Chuck Norris roundhouse kicked in the face that day.
If you unscramble the letters in "Chuck Norris" you get "Huck corn, sir." That is why every fall, Chuck travels to Nebraska and burns the entire state down.
Chuck Norris' tears cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried.
Chuck Norris once roundhouse kicked someone so hard that his foot broke the speed of light, went back in time, and killed Amelia Earhart while she was flying over the Pacific Ocean.
Chuck Norris does not have AIDS but he gives it to people anyway.
Rather than being birthed like a normal child, Chuck Norris instead decided to punch his way out of his mother's womb. Shortly thereafter he grew a beard.
When Chuck Norris plays Oregon Trail his family does not die from cholera or dysentery, but rather roundhouse kicks to the face. He also requires no wagon, since he carries the oxen, axels, and buffalo meat on his back. He always makes it to Oregon before you.
Chuck Norris built a time machine and went back in time to stop the JFK assassination. As Oswald shot, Chuck met all three bullets with his beard, deflecting them. JFK's head exploded out of sheer amazement.
Chuck Norris sold his soul to the devil for his rugged good looks and unparalleled martial arts ability. Shortly after the transaction was finalized, Chuck roundhouse kicked the devil in the face and took his soul back. The devil, who appreciates irony, couldn't stay mad and admitted he should have seen it coming. They now play poker every second Wednesday of the month.
A man once asked Chuck Norris if his real name is "Charles". Chuck Norris did not respond, he simply stared at him until he exploded.
Chuck Norris recently had the idea to sell his urine as a canned beverage. We know this beverage as Red Bull.
Chuck Norris can make a woman climax by simply pointing at her and saying "booya".
Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits.
Chuck Norris once shot a German plane down with his finger, by yelling, "Bang!"
The chief export of Chuck Norris is pain.
After much debate, President Truman decided to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima rather than the alternative of sending Chuck Norris. His reasoning? It was more "humane".
Chuck Norris often asks people to pull his finger. When they do, he roundhouses them in the abdomen. Then he farts.
Chuck Norris is currently suing NBC, claiming Law and Order are trademarked names for his left and right legs.
If you can see Chuck Norris, he can see you. If you can't see Chuck Norris you may be only seconds away from death.
One of the greatest cover-ups of the last century was the fact that Hitler did not commit suicide in his bunker, but was in fact tea-bagged to death by Chuck Norris.
Chuck Norris took my virginity, and he will sure as hell take yours. If you're thinking to yourself, "That's impossible, I already lost my virginity." then you are dead wrong. ---------------------------------- ----------------------------------
I had the BEST ............ CHRISTMAS .......... EVER!!!!!!!!!!! EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Karen came to see me! ^__________^ I had the best time with her. We went on dates, chilled, recorded, and did all of the usual stuff. ^____^ I don't thing anything can top the past week. I just had the best time.
In terms of band work, got some mixing and effects to work with and one more song to record and I should be ready to send it to Michael for lyrical consumption. I am listening to way too much Cradle. XD
And my Megacon list ..........
-Katan -Uriel (still have to do) -Setsuna (still have to pick a version)
Me and Karen gonna be the best Sara and Setsuna ever! ^___^
Til next time, peace. I LOVE YOU, PEACH!!!!!!!!! ^_^
Hey everyone. Hate to say it, but I'm moving all of my big posts over to Deviantart for a while to see if I like it. If I like this better, I'll be back. But until then, check out my blog at http://stillallthatremains.deviantart.com/ . I'll still post little things on here, every once and a while. Til then, peace.
I guess you know what I'll be talking about today, huh? XD
Thursday, I had a pretty cool day. I got all of the bass for the song recorded in one take! ONE TAKE!! That's pretty damn impressive if I must say (Not bragging, of course. XD)! I even started taking a few more riffs down. YAY! Music at Randi's was really good! We had fun time practicing and she even thought that some stuff I had made up was good! Also, I found out that Randi is going to Atlanta this Friday to audition to get into Berkeley College! O_O She even played me what she's gonna play them, and MAN! It rules! So, to everyone on here, you better pray for Randi and make sure that she does well at her audition. She's too cool a music teacher not to do well. ^_^ And I got an AWESOME Christmas gift for Karen at Wal-mart when I was leaving. ^__________^
Friday, I had the WORST stomach pains I've ever been stricken with. ;____; I don't know what caused it, but it wasn't something I'd want to go through again. T___T I TRIED to get as much writing as I could in with my stomach pains, but that was cut down by a lot. I did get permission from Michael (A.K.A. Bane, our eardrum tormentor in the band. ^_^) to write a song around his "The Devil And The Angel" poem! So, I tried arranging the riffs around it. I also cooked up a beautiful part that he's gonna have to do wonders with. ^_^ I did start tracking drums for it that night even though I didn't have all of the riffs yet. I did decide on the first few riffs, so that's why I started.
Saturday, worked on some more drums. I got a lot done that day. Also, I learned a new song. Though, I think I'll tell you guys what it is next lesson. I want to surprise Karen with it today. ^____^ I wrote all the rest of the riffs for the song, which allowed me to arrange the song finally on paper. This song is perfectly planned. ^_____^ Goatwhore had an awesome episode on Headbanger's Ball, which had some awesome vids, including an All That Remains video that might be on my big countdown at the end of the year, but I'll talk about that later. ^^ Oh! And I found out how Goatwhore got their name! It's a little graphic to mention on here, but let's just say it has something to do with my namesake, Aleister Crowley. MWHAHAHA!!!!!!!
Sunday, I did a lot more drum work. I've got almost half of the drums down now. And I learned "Sorgens Kammer Del II" by Dimmu Borgir which was awesome. IT WAS IN D TUNING!!!!! YAY!!!!!!! ^____________^
Today, school. BLEGH! Also, I have to do more drums, so that's cool.
Okay, apparently when it comes to these videos, I always find something cooler than the last thing to play for all of you, and this is evident once again as we leave the Paranoidave videos to play something ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!!!!!! O__________O This video is of keyboardist Janne Warman and lead guitarist Alexi Laiho of Children Of Bodom having a "solo war" in concert one time. This is without a doubt one of the greatest videos I've ever seen. DON'T EVER tell me these guys have no talent after watching this!!!! They are so good. Highlights of the vid: Alexi giving Janne beer while he two-hand taps the keyboard, Alexi getting on the car to solo, and pretty much anything they play!!!! ^___^ THE BEST PART of this has got to be what they start playing at the end. Janne starts playing "Oops! I Did It Again" by Britnay Spears, which sends everyone crazy! XD Watch, comment, and be amazed!!!
Okay, looks like Karen snagged Band Of the Month dibbs this time! ^^ The Band Of the Month will be Dir En Grey, and this video is them with my favorite song of theirs "Saku" off the album "Withering To Death". The best parts of this song are ... well ....... anytime the singer goes into that INSANE banshee scream!!! ^_______^ Also those painfully brainbeating beats that sound like It Dies Today grab me as well. Dir En Grey = good J-metal! We need more J-metal, seriously. Hope you like!
Dir En Grey - Saku
Okay, the Band Of The Month this time is Dir En Grey!! Dir en grey's roots go back to the indie band La:Sadie's which ended up including four of Dir en grey's later members before it disbanded. After parting ways with La:Sadie's bassist Kisaki, Kyo, Kaoru, Die and Shinya along with newly recruited bassist Toshiya founded Dir en grey in early 1997. A few months later, a first EP, Missa was released.
In 1998, they became the first Japanese independent band to reach the singles top ten on the Oricon music charts after the release of their first singles "Jealous" and "-I'll-". This caught the attention of Yoshiki Hayashi of X Japan fame, who produced and arranged the singles of their subsequent album, Gauze, released in 1999. Extensive touring followed; one of these early shows (filmed at the Osaka-jo Hall) became their first of several live performances to be released on VHS and DVD.
In 2000, vocalist Kyo was hospitalized with hearing trouble (he remains partially deaf in his left ear). The tour in support of Dir en grey's upcoming album, Macabre, had to be postponed. After Kyo recovered, the Tour 00>>01 Macabre eventually took off later the same year. The missed shows were performed in early 2001 and shortly after the release of the single "Ain't Afraid to Die" the tour ended at Nippon Budokan.
In 2002, along with the release of their 3rd full-length album Kisou, Dir en grey gave their first performances outside of Japan, touring China, Taiwan, and South Korea. In Shanghai, fans became excited to the point that authorities attempted to cancel a planned second concert. The band and their management eventually resolved the dispute, and the concert was performed as scheduled. Back in Japan, the last dates of the tour were already in support for the band's second EP, Six Ugly. A few months later, Dir en grey performed at Akasaka Blitz for five consecutive evenings. Each show (after the first) was themed after a certain album, the last featuring songs from the then yet-to-be-released Vulgar. Further touring and two more DVD releases followed, one of them exclusively for members of the band's fan club, ｢A Knot｣.
In 2005, Dir en grey played their first shows in Europe. Their concerts in Berlin and Paris (as part of the It Withers and Withers tour) sold out without any sort of promotion save for newsletters by import record stores and internet-based word of mouth. The band also appeared at two major festivals, Rock am Ring and Rock im Park. These events apparently inspired a change in the band's live routine. They had not performed alongside other bands since their being signed to a major label, but after these festivals, Dir en grey had a French band, Eths, open up for them at their show in Paris. Later that year, they invited Wednesday 13 and his band to play at a show in Japan. Dir en grey also performed in the Japanese leg of that year's Taste of Chaos tour. 2005 saw the first domestic European releases as well, such as that year's album, Withering to Death., which eventually reached #31 in the Finnish album charts (Dir en grey's first non-Asian chart position). The subsequent single, "Clever Sleazoid", later became #15 of the singles charts in the same country.
In early 2006, the first concerts in the United States took place, performed in Austin, Texas (South by Southwest festival), New York (Avalon Club) and Los Angeles (Wiltern Theater). All dates sold out in a very short amount of time. The audience comprised of people from several countries. Soon afterwards, the American release of Withering to Death. and the live DVD Tour 05 It Withers and Withers followed. After more shows in Germany in summer 2006, singer Kyo was again hospitalized in July, due to inflamed vocal cords. While two concert dates in Japan had to be postponed, Dir en grey was still able to join Korn's Family Values Tour. In October, the band was back in Japan to perform at the Loud Park festival, along with bands like Megadeth, Slayer and Children of Bodom. Their 22nd single, "Agitated Screams of Maggots" was released on November 15, during the Japanese leg of the Inward Scream tour.
The band recently announced plans for their first headlining tour in North America, starting on February 1, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Support bands will be Bleed the Dream and Fair to Midland. Dir en grey's sixth album, The Marrow of a Bone, will be released on February 7, 2007.
Lemme put it this way, if you play at ANYTHING involving Slayer, I like you!!! XD So, with that said, BUY DIR EN GREY BEFORE I SIC MY RAPTOR-HIPPO HYBRID ARMY ON YOU!!!!!!!
This week's question: I did this quiz on my Deviantart, so you guys do it here. ^_^
Name five bands that you REALLY like that you've JUST found out about in the last month. If you can't think of five for one month, then go to the next month til you have five. List them from MOST FAVORITE as 1 on down.
1. Emperor 2. Behemoth 3. Old Man's Child 4. Satyricon 5. Cannibal Corpse (The new stuff. Not with that gay-ass singer who's now in Six Feet Under. XD)
NOW, list your favorite all time bands, with 1 as the best on down.
1. Cradle Of Filth 2. Dimmu Borgir 3. As I Lay Dying 4. Bleeding Through 5. It Dies Today
Now compare the two lists. Fun, huh? DDD
Last week's question: Already been answered. ^_^
Okay, I'll see you guys and gals on Thursday. Peace!
Thursday, I went up to North Georgia to have my Thanksgiving with my insane cousins up there. LOL The food was gay in that they didn't have the favorites that I've come to love over the years. T____T That made me mad. We went back later to eat again later that night; that's when me and my cousins went to my other cousins house and played games in his basement. That was kinda fun. Also, I finished the drums to my song! Yes!
Friday, I got some time to shred, which excited me! I also got time to post, but you already knew that. XD I was really tired most of the day, so I didn't get much done.
Saturday, I came back to have Thanksgiving with my cool cousins, thankfully. Brett has redeemed himself. He got the Deal Or No Deal computer game and we became ADDICTED to that thing!!! O_____O It's so real and so fun!!! Me and Davis are preparing for the new DragonBall Z Budokai coming out, so we played LOTS of Budokai. Me and Brett hung out all night by playing DOND forever and my mom let me down by not getting Headbanger's Ball for me. I MISSED KILLSWITCH ENGAGE!!! NOOOOO!!!!!!! ;_;
Sunday, Breatt and Jenna and to leave. WAH! Me and mom went to Wal-mart so I could look around for gifts for people. I didn't do much there so my day was pretty much nil.
Today, I hope to record my guitar for the new song and get that out of the way. Wish me luck! Also, I've been hearing a LOT of hype about this band Malice Mizer over the last month and I've seen people mix their music with COF vids on youtube, so I've tried out a lot of their songs on youtube this morning. Okay. If one more person puts this to COF vids, I will kill you!!! This is gay beyond gay! I was looking for a metal band or AT LEAST a hard rock band, not a goth version of Panic! At The Disco, which has gotten old with me as well. I DO NOT want to hear goth!!! If you like this band, ...................... why? Which strangely enough, leads to my rant for today:
GOTH VS. BLACK METAL: THE CONFUSION! There seems to be A LOT of confusion, especially among my very close friends, as to the difference between goth and black metal. They never seem to think that there is a difference. Everyone makes the same, very unintellegent assumption: that because they woth wear make-up of some kind, they are almost the same style of music. -________- You have NO IDEA how much I want to strangle these people that think that. NO!! It IS NOT the same style of music. In fact, goth and black metal have, and I wanna make sure you guys understand this ....
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IN COMMON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There. I'll be the first to say it. They have nothing in common. Even the make-up, yes, the make-up is different. It just takes idiots to screw it up and think it's something else. Here's what I mean. What does a goth band sing about? Well, let's use A.F.I. as an example. They have songs like "The Great Disappointment", "... But Home Is Nowhere", "The Despair Faction", and "Endlessly, She Said", all of which are about sadness and despair (And you can't say otherwise, cause I've heard them and read the lyrics. I know what they are about.) That is a goth band. Despair, sadness, emo. What does a black metal band sing about? Our example: Dimmu Borgir. They have songs like "Spellbond (By The Devil)", "Tormentor Of Christian Souls", "Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse", and "Allehelgens Dod I Helveds Rike", which is Norwegian for "The Death Of All Saints In Hell's Domain". What do they sing about? I don't think I need to mention it, but they sing about two things: Satan and destroying the world. That's another difference. Need more convincing? Let's look at styles. Goth people would wear stuff from Hot Topic. Not stuff like t-shirts or boots what your thinking. Belive me, black metal people shop there, too. It's the brands there like Tripp that have like designer clothes for emo people. The stuff Bleeding Throuhg wear. What do black metal bands wear? Well, I've done some research cause I've wanted some of this stuff. The only sites that came up in my searches that sold leather and black metal stuff were S&M and wierd sites like that. That's because ..... BLACK METAL CLOTHING IIIIIISSSSSSSS S&M CLOTHING!!! If you're thinking "Well, that's just gross,", maybe the "They sing about Satan and destroying the world," didn't tell you that THIS IS DEBAUCHEROUS MUSIC MADE BY DEBAUCHEROUS PEOPLE!!!! Now, the make-up. A lot of people get this confused. How I hate those people. Goth bands look like this:
Also notice the horrible overload of half bangs. LOL Black metal bands look like this:
Notice that there is more black around the eyes, giving of the impression ..... THAT THEY ARE DEAD!!!!! It also pisses me off that there are bands out there like Epica, Tristania, Leaves Eyes, and (I hate to say it, but ....) Cradle Of Filth who use symphonics in their music. While that's cool and all, there are a lot of kids (And some older teens.) who associate symphonics and keyboards with black metal. Here's the real story ..... Keyboards are the most hated, despised, taboo thing IN black metal!!!! It's only by the grace of God that Dimmu Borgir haven't gotten soft using them! Keyboards usually make a band try to focus on them more than anything and there fore everything else has to become slow to fit with it. Early Cradle never followed that rule and they made some of the best records EVER doing so. ^_^ But now they are doing that and I'm starting to get worried about them. ;_; Bands like Tristania and Epica, though, aren't black metal at all. Black metal needs a blast beat and I've NEVER heard them do one. EVER!!! In fact, black metal fans I talk to say that because of the keyboards, they don't even call Cradle black metal anymore! They call them goth metal!! O___O NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! Yet, they still call Dimmu Borgir black metal even with keys because they aren't gay with them and unlike Cradle who very rarely anymore do fast beats with keyboards, Dimmu will blast with them. Which is always good. ^^ So, case in point, black metal and goth are NOT the same. If you think so, I don't know you as well as I thought as I did. If you know the difference now, good. I'm not gonna hate you for liking goth, just don't tell me that Malice Mizer music belongs in a Cradle video. Or I swear to God, me and about 13 black metal bands have soemthing to say to you. Now, tell me your opinion on the rant. Lemme know what you think.
Okay, now that that's over, it's video time! This time I gove you a good band with a good lesson: you don't need corpse paint to be a badass black metal band! I give to you, the guys who gave Cradle Of Filth and Dimmu Borgir their jobs, the CREATORS of symphonic black metal, Emperor with "Empty" off their album "Prometheus: The Discipline Of Fire And Demise". This song is SO. DAMN. BRUTAL!!! Blast beats are abundant throughout this song! Not to mention that Ihsahn has one of the greatest black metal voices ever! This song is just awesome. I've been getting more and more into Emeror so give them a try! You won't be disappointed! ^________^
Emperor - Empty
This week's question: What's one thing that you've been doing lately that has you hooked?
Last week's question: My Thanksgiving was gay.
Okay, guys. That's it for me. I'll be back on Thursday. Til then, SEE YA!!!