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The Good News Thread: I'm So Excited! And I Just Can't Hide It!

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I now have a total of 555 kudos on Archive Of Our Own.

...only 111 to go. :ph34r:

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I finished Umbrella Academy last night. 

It differed from the comics in more than one way, but I loved it just as much. 

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Good news: I suggested a good friend of mine Brandon Sanderson, and I thought like most recommendations to others it probably won’t do anything.

But a couple days ago, he tells me he read The Final Empire and loved it, and now he’s reading Well of Ascension, so that’s great! If he continues, maybe I can talk about Mistborn with him, and when he discovers it, the Cosmere. 

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I just applied for a job at Dragons Keep (my local tabletop game store) I think my chances of getting it are good. I'm super pumped at the idea of working there (and yes, my involvement in the early days of the Alleyverse is on my resume). I also got some really nice boots at the thrift store

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I have taken them off once (to sleep) in the last 2 days. I also took up a new hobby, making scatter terrain for miniature wargames, I am considering trying to turn it into a business (http://harbingeroftruth.com/Misc.html). AND IM BACK ON THE SHARD!! AHHHHHHHHHHH I'm so happy right now!!!!

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1 hour ago, The Forgetful Archivist said:

AND IM BACK ON THE SHARD!! AHHHHHHHHHHH I'm so happy right now!!!!

It's great to have you back!

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16 hours ago, I think I am here. said:

Good news: I suggested a good friend of mine Brandon Sanderson, and I thought like most recommendations to others it probably won’t do anything.

But a couple days ago, he tells me he read The Final Empire and loved it, and now he’s reading Well of Ascension, so that’s great! If he continues, maybe I can talk about Mistborn with him, and when he discovers it, the Cosmere. 

That’s the opposite of my friend. We got her to start, but now she’s complaining about how boring it is and how nothing makes sense.

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1 hour ago, Jaywalk said:

That’s the opposite of my friend. We got her to start, but now she’s complaining about how boring it is and how nothing makes sense.

I think you misspelled fiend

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22 minutes ago, DoomStick said:

I think you misspelled fiend

Oh, I did, didn’t I.

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Hi! It's been a while. (*checks post history*..a year. Wow.) Anyway, I'm (somewhat) back! :) What've I missed?

And today was better than I have been in quite some time. Still in a lot of pain, still got fatigue troubles etc. But I'm finally off the medication that's been making things so much worse (and it wasn't really hot today). So today I was actually able to do a (little) bit and still cope ok through most of the day. :)

Unnecessary additional health details in the spoiler.

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I've been seeing a neurologist and trying new medications, both of which so far have failed utterly and just made things worse while I was taking them. The more recent one made things particularly difficult to the point where I was pushing against the edge of my pain tolerance most days for the past 3 and a bit months. It had a side effect of fatigue that probably wouldn't be too much of a problem for some people, but for me it was a significant increase. And fatigue increases the headache, which increases the fatigue. One possible indication of how badly it effected me is that it also has a side effect of increased appetite, most people struggle not to gain weight while on it. But I've *lost* weight over the past few months. Only 3-4 kg in total but that's around 6-8% of my total body weight. I'm down to ~49kg (108 pounds) which is rather not good. I always told myself I'd worry about it if I dropped below 50, well, I'm concerned now. Some dietary changes could account for part of it, but I don't think that could've caused all of it.

High temperatures also wreak havoc on my system now and we've just gotten through Summer (in Melbourne, Australia), so it's been pretty hot. We just had a run of ~36 degree celsius (~97 fahrenheit) days that were particularly difficult. But it should start getting cooler now, so that'll help things. :)

Point is, it's been awful, and it's really nice to be past that. It's still plenty difficult and we're going to keep trying different medications, but I'm not going to keep taking anything that effects me that badly again. (Most of the medications that could, hypothetically, maybe, help my health troubles take weeks or months to build up to an effective dose. :/)

In an unrelated health issue: my feet got pretty messed up last year due to walking flat-footed for however many years, so for much of last year I couldn't really walk (or even stand for that long at it's worst) and they hurt constantly. Not as bad as my head, but still unpleasant. They're mostly fine now, so that's *very* nice :) 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Claincy said:

What've I missed?

You have missed many many many MEMES!!! :D

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Immigration unlocked: I am back in the western hemisphere.

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On 3/7/2019 at 0:33 AM, beantheboy12 said:

You have missed many many many MEMES!!! :D

Heh, no doubt.

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I've been thinking about composing a Mistborn soundtrack for a long time now, ever since the Kaladin album really. I haven't gotten around to it (hopefully I'll be able to this summer when I'll be less busy), I've just been letting ideas bounce around in my head. Then yesterday, I hit upon a really good theme for Vin, and its getting me pumped for this upcoming break.

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14 minutes ago, ILuvHats said:

I've been thinking about composing a Mistborn soundtrack for a long time now, ever since the Kaladin album really. I haven't gotten around to it (hopefully I'll be able to this summer when I'll be less busy), I've just been letting ideas bounce around in my head. Then yesterday, I hit upon a really good theme for Vin, and its getting me pumped for this upcoming break.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! I've been trying to compose a Mistborn soundtrack for a long time too! Can I hear your works? And share mine with you? Maybe we can collaborate?! I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE, HAAHAHHA!!!

Seriously, though. I've made songs for lots of things, but not one for Vin alone. We could work together on this, maybe! I'm just really excited about this.

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Posted (edited)

19 hours ago, Firerust said:

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! I've been trying to compose a Mistborn soundtrack for a long time too! Can I hear your works? And share mine with you? Maybe we can collaborate?! I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE, HAAHAHHA!!!

Seriously, though. I've made songs for lots of things, but not one for Vin alone. We could work together on this, maybe! I'm just really excited about this.

Yeah, I know you’ve been coming out with Mistborn music for a while @Firerust. I’ve listened to most of what you’ve put on the shard :D. If you really want, I can DM you what I have, but be warned about its quality. I just jotted down the essentials on GarageBand really quick so I don’t forget it, so it’s super rough.

It would be awesome to collaborate, but anything serious would have to wait until mid June. I’m planning on using Apple Pro Logic X to arrange the pieces, but I have literally no experience with it, so I’ll need 2-3 weeks to get the basics down. And I won’t have that kind of time until the end of the school year. 

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Ooh! Can I hear it?

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Posted (edited)

The publishers of Leo Carew just mailed me a advance copy of his new book The Spider. This book doesn't come out until June so I am really excited! I really liked the first book so I'm pumped for the sequel! This is only the second ARC I have ever received!

 

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On 3/7/2019 at 10:41 PM, ILuvHats said:

Yeah, I know you’ve been coming out with Mistborn music for a while @Firerust. I’ve listened to most of what you’ve put on the shard :D. If you really want, I can DM you what I have, but be warned about its quality. I just jotted down the essentials on GarageBand really quick so I don’t forget it, so it’s super rough.

It would be awesome to collaborate, but anything serious would have to wait until mid June. I’m planning on using Apple Pro Logic X to arrange the pieces, but I have literally no experience with it, so I’ll need 2-3 weeks to get the basics down. And I won’t have that kind of time until the end of the school year. 

I also have no orchestration experience. I've done it all on the electric piano so far. And the quality of my own recordings isn't that good, so I'm used to hearing not-so-good quality. So I'd like to hear your song. GarageBand is good enough on its own. But I'd really like to hear this Vin theme, please.

And yes, collaboration would be great. Let's put together a team of all the people who have made Mistborn music and become a Mistborn version of The Black Piper. We would need a name for such a group...

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Black piper is only two people though...

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39 minutes ago, Firerust said:

I also have no orchestration experience. I've done it all on the electric piano so far. And the quality of my own recordings isn't that good, so I'm used to hearing not-so-good quality. So I'd like to hear your song. GarageBand is good enough on its own. But I'd really like to hear this Vin theme, please.

I'll DM you what I have so far. I will say that I don't necessarily see the theme as it's own piece necessarily. As in, maybe it would be better to incorporate the theme into other pieces that are based on scenes or events in which Vin is active, kind of like what Black Piper did with the Knights Radiant theme. Who knows though, I'll have to see where it goes.

41 minutes ago, beantheboy12 said:

Black piper is only two people though...

You know, at first I didn't believe in you. But then I looked it up, and I couldn't find any composers other than Richard Williams and Michael Bahnmiller who worked on the album. Huh. Guess I learned something new.

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2 hours ago, ILuvHats said:

You know, at first I didn't believe in you. But then I looked it up, and I couldn't find any composers other than Richard Williams and Michael Bahnmiller who worked on the album. Huh. Guess I learned something new.

Well, there are three technically. The two composers, and the producer. Since the composers have not read the book, the producer was absolutely necessary. That shouldn't be that big of an issue for you guys though :P

And do I count as a contributor as a beta-listener if that's a thing?

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On 1/16/2019 at 8:52 PM, Ink said:

Awesome! I’ll be watching anyways, but it’ll be cool. Of course, i dont know what face is yours, but I’ll hear you!

Huh

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Just converted from Apple to Samsung. Any advice?

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Convert back to apple, first of all.

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