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I'd be really interested to hear someone that also knows the books to chime in and tell us in what ways the show differs. There's been at least a few parts where I've wondered "was that part of the book? Or did the screenwriters dumb something down to make it tv-ready?"

It sounds great. I've got a fretless or two laying about. I haven't given them much attention recently, so there's some rust to shake off. It'd be fun to take a stab at it though for shits and giggles.

Thanks. I'll have to get a picture of the old one when I'm home. The patina is just full of charisma. It's actually not all that hard to do basic leatherworking stuff like this. Doing it well is another thing. There's a chain of stores that is equipped with all the leatherworking stuff you could want too.

zebra2  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: /quit: X-COM 2

When you played Long War did you play it with the Enemy Within expansion? I'm wondering because when I played it with the expansion, there are some missions that have their difficulty designed on the vanilla game, but when you apply the LW changes, the difficulty spikes to exceptionally berserk for just that one mission.

zebra2  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: /quit: X-COM 2

So I did end up getting it. I haven't downloaded it yet though.

Question about the Long War though: is the difficulty increase from vanilla to LW as it was with Enemy Within? I had a blast with LW in Enemy Within until I got to the sectoid dock mission, then it was just too brutal for me.

So I made a wallet. It's nothing fancy. Second attempt at one. The last one I made was sloppier but super sturdy and aged well. This one is a bit cleaner. And yes, I accidentally punched through the back so I had to put stitches there.

Alternatively, here's the latest mix of a song I've posted about 3 times now. It's been very educational to make it and get feedback from people here.

Keep it up, they sound good. Another option: go for an EP. My opinion after having bounced around the local music scene for a couple years is that albums are dead for a startup musician. It may be the most artistically fulfilling option, but you'll have a hard enough time getting people to listen to one song all the way through, let alone 5+

Work for an album, release an EP. Take all your material, mull it over, and boil it down to the 4 best, punchiest, most cohesive tracks and look at it again with fresh eyes. Maybe it's not the option for you, but I do firmly believe there is no pragmatic benefit to releasing an album over an EP or even a single as an aspiring musician.

On a side note I got the volca keys. They're a blast and a totally different animal from the FM.

So I actually enjoyed the Expanse quite a bit and am actually 4 episodes in at this point. Off the bat you get the sense that they scavenged a lot of personnel from Battlestar Galactica to create the look, sound, and feel of the universe.

One of the reasons I brought up the Belters/Earthers/Martians factions in the post is because the handling of this reminds me strongly of Clarke's multi-planetary humans in Rendezvous with Rama. I'm also pretty curious about reading the books now too.

zebra2  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: /quit: X-COM 2

I've been eyeballing xcom 2 pretty hard. I missed the sale it was on a week or so ago, d'oh. Interesting to hear about the odd probabilities. I'm still gonna have to try it though.

zebra2  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 22, 2017

So it has 9 strings now? Or it used to? You'll have to record it for us soon. I also used some of the tips you gave me to clean up one of my tracks and add a percussion element with the clave/agogo. It's like 50% cooler now.

zebra2  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 22, 2017

Never heard of a Bandurria before. Cool stuff. I've been on the lookout for a balalaika though.

Whoops, I thought I had but apparently I copied an old one.

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