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  1. Yaop

    What are you listening to?

    TSO is kind of a winter classic at this point. I always end up listening to Wizards in Winter on repeat at some point during the holiday season Alright In no particular order, here are my 10 favorite songs right now based on a combination of play count, what they mean to me, and whether or not i'm actively listening to them. The average song length of these 10 songs is over 20 minutes. in fact, a quick total tells me it's somewhere around 4 hours worth of music between these 10 songs. Close to the Edge - Yes Everyone knows Yes for Roundabout, but this is my favorite song from them. The 5 minute keyboard solo followed by the drum solo blows my mind every time. Luminol - Steven Wilson A combination of one of my favorite bass licks, and a prog flute solo right in the first minute make this song one of my all time faves. Anesthetize - Porcupine Tree I always listen to this song during the holidays. I'm not sure why but it always makes me think of snow during the nighttime. Octavarium - Dream Theater This is the song that got me into Prog Rock Epics. It may start slow, but as it picks up throughout the song, so do my emotions. Just like any song from this list there's a lot to take in, but this song in particular has so much to take in that there's a dedicated wikipedia page on it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octavarium_(song) Visions - Haken Visions is the climax song of the album by the same name. It revolves around a story of a guy who is able to see the future and visualizes his own murder. He then goes insane trying to stop this future from happening. Celestial Elixir - Haken Celestial Elixir much like the previous Haken song is the climax of the album Aquarius. The album is a concept album about a fisherman who finds a mermaid and ends up selling her as a circus freak, just to find out that she is the only savior mankind has from an inevitable death as the ice caps melt and the world becomes flooded. The Architect - Haken If it isn't obvious at this point, i really like Haken. The Architect is about a Machine sending a love letter back to it's creator. It's also a symbolism for human life and how we have turned on our creator. The whole thing is a masterpiece, but the guitar part get's me every time. Thick as a Brick - Jethro Tull Now for the longest entry on the list. This FOURTY THREE MINUTE piece is a classic. The way he sings and plays the guitar at the same time is quite a few steps above the basic four chord acoustic players you see on the street. Also there's a 2 minute drum solo near the beginning of part 2 and flute solos throughout so that's pretty cool. Cassandra Gemini - The Mars Volta There are so many levels and layers to this song that i could write a multiple page essay on it. For simplicity's sake and because this is already a big enough post, i will say the saxophone solo 29 minutes in is incredible. No one really knows what this song is truly about. There's some good guesses on how it ties into the other songs on this album, but Omar Rodriguez Lopez keeps us all stumped with is clever word choice for the lyrics. The Odyssey - Symphony X This one is Incredibly simple compared to Cassandra Gemini. It's a musical interpretation of Homer's Odyssey. That doesn't mean it's not impressive, as this song combines the best of a full Symphony, and Progressive Metal. I apologize for making such a massive post but hopefully you guys might appreciate some of the songs listed!
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    Season 8, Episode 13: The Mean 6

    Something interesting I noticed was that the scene featuring twilight and the rest of the mane 6 "melting" was actually toned down a little between the pre-release footage and the official release. I made a quick video comparison of the two:
  3. The yak episode feels incredibly underwhelming after watching the Celestia/Luna episode... Also this had to be done:
  4. ^ this. I thought Top Bolt was a good episode. Awesome to see Rainbow Dash and Twilight have some screen time together. I don't see an issue with Sky's attitude because as Dash said, Confidence is everything... and having played a lot of sports I can confirm.
  5. This might just be the first finale for the heroes to not be part of the Mane 6
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    S6 - Episode 20 - Discussion

    This episode in a nutshell: In today's episode, Fluttershy and Applejack ruin a corrupt pony (seemingly a crossover between Elvis Presley and Sheldon Adelson) and replace him with two corrupt ponies that twice tried to ruin Applejack's life/farm. And they do it all in the name of friendship
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    Sum up an episode in 8 words.

    Trade Ya - Rainbow Dash almost sells Fluttershy into slavery
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    Should the series end here?

    Hasbro isn't going to stop the MLP series until there's a significant decline in their product sales. That's my guess at least. I honestly don't see this season being any worse/better than the last season.
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    Ruhisu's ART corner

    Incredible! I tried drawing once. It didn't end well. lol
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    You Can only talk with pictures

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    Project/Dream Car

    Reviving this thread because you mentioned me in it and I never responded! My dream car is a Ferrari F40. Not only an amazing car mechanically, but I believe it captures 80's car styling at it's best. I recently bought an E36 BMW M3 so unfortunately i'm going to sell my project Toyota MR2. My next project is going to be an E30 BMW with either a Chevrolet V8 or BMW M60 swap. Haven't decided if i want to be a purist or not
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    Favourite TV shows/movies

    Favorite show other than Ponies? One Piece! I have a long list of shows that i'm rewatching/watching for the first time. Since everyone else is making a list i'll throw in a few of my favorite shows: Gravity Falls Rick and Morty UK Top gear (Before clarkson got fired) Invader Zim One Punch Man Initial D I don't watch A lot of movies. But my favorite movie would be either the Matrix, or Django Unchained.
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    Post yer desktops

    http://www.overclock.net/lists/display/view/id/4325445 My desktop background is set to rotate every few hours to one of over 700 pictures
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    Your Theme Song

    Here's my slightly edgy theme song:
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    Formula 1 chat thread.

    I'm an F1 fan, but i'm not caught up! I'm A few races behind because i usually prefer to work on my cars than to watch people race them