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Discussion in 'MuppetFace' started by muppetface, Sep 26, 2014.
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  1. warrenpchi Administrator
     
    And yet, strangely enough, the most interesting man in the world does not make me want to buy beer at all, or even drink beer, much less Dos Equis brand beer.
     
    But even if he did, I would not blame him for having bought beer myself.  It would have been my choice, my decision, and I would have then taken responsibility for it.  In applying this to others, I believe that people buy gear because they wanted that gear.  To my knowledge, no one here has bought gear at gunpoint, or under an equally compelling form of distress or coercion.  And so they should take responsibility for having made the choice to buy that gear.  IOW, as grown adults, we control our actions, do we not?
     
    Now, if you're trying to assert that some people cannot help themselves, and MUST compulsively buy gear, then I would agree that there is probably a mental condition involved there.  And that mental condition has a name.  But that name is not Head-Fi, or even this hobby at large.
     
  2. gikigill
    So why does Headfi run so many advertisments?
     
    Whats the modus operandi for all these ads? Why would you deface a forum with ads?
     
  3. warrenpchi Administrator

    I would imagine that it generates revenue to help keep the site running.  Are you implying that such ads are there to compel someone to buy something?  If so, then seriously, I just have to ask... who are these weak willed people that can't even resist an ad, and who must buy something as a result of seeing one?  And BTW, weak willed or not, they are still responsible for having made the choice to purchase whatever they saw in the ad in question, are they not?
     
    Sorry guys, I'm just not buying into this viewpoint.  I think that if people have a decent sense of self-discipline and personal responsibility, they can easily avoid buying the next FOTM ad nauseum.  I do it all the time, so I know it's certainly possible, and not even particularly difficult to resist an ad.  If I choose to purchase gear, like I did recently in purchasing a Liquid Carbon, then it's on me - and the thought of blaming someone else or holding someone else culpable for a personal decision that I made sounds, well, crazy.
     
  4. ardgedee
    Sorry I started this. Let's change the subject.
     
  5. compoopers


    Just wanted to say, I've just gotten my DW3 album and I'm about to listen to it, very excited. I just finished playing Final Fantasy X for the first time and it was such a beautiful game with a score to match. In the past year, I've played 4, 6, 7, 8, and 10 (dropped 9, didn't like it much) for the first times and it was has been a holy experience in story telling and wonderful music.

    I'd urge you to check out "Final Symphony" which was released this year as well. It has some very fantastic arrangements of songs from VI, VII, and X.

    Also, I completely agree that I would pay to see Distant Worlds as well as Evangelion live. I like your taste.

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    In other news, I received my Xiaomi Piston 3's. I think they are some of the best sounding IEMs I've heard, especially for the price. I'm very happy and will probably continue ordering more when they inevitably break. On another note, my Sony MDR-Z1000s are still broken from last year. I'm just a bit too lazy to figure out how to solder on a new plug... lol.

    ===

    I hope everyone is doing well. I read Coq's post and it was very scary, I hope things are okay. Life and death and mental health are such misunderstood and sensitive topics. I am also struggling with some issues on emotions. I am not sure if it's a real diagnosis of mental disorder or not, but I understand how hard it can be to keep your mind in control. Right now, my roommates think I am mad at them, but it's just because I haven't been very talkative, because I don't like the person that I became over this last year and have retreated to myself. I guess I'll solve that problem soon... I definitely have had suicidal thoughts a few times in the past year. I always try to check myself, and stop them when they happen because they're so scary and bad, but it's difficult sometimes. In that sense, I can see where Coq comes from.

    I'm glad this thread is still around. I believe I first started going on it when I was around 18 in high school. It's been almost 4 years.
     
  6. C.C.S.
     
    If you think you could put yourself up to it, you should give FFIX another shot someday. Having played FF, FFIII, FFIV, FFVI, FFVII, FFVIII, FFIX, FFX and FFXII, as well as Tactics and a couple of other spinoff titles, I can say that I haven't enjoyed any title in the series half as much as Final Fantasy IX. FFIX is the only game in the Final Fantasy series, thus far, that competes with the Persona series and the best Kingdom Hearts titles, as far as my favourite JRPGs are concerned. Hopefully FFXV is ready to fix that, once it finally releases. I know its soundtrack, at least, will be the best in the series.
     
    I'll try to put Final Symphony into my rotation sometime soon. I think that the only arrangements in the Distant Worlds series that aren't very good are some of the more intense pieces from Final Fantasy VII, so if it has better arrangements of some of those, then I will have to give it a listen at some point.
     
  7. eke2k6
     
    Interesting that you choose a single paragraph out of the many I wrote, just because it doesn't apply to you. You simply aren't the commercial's target audience. marketing 101.
     
    Either way, I'll just quote part of my post again in case you missed it, and end my argument there.
     
     
  8. DigitalFreak
    Moral of the story, we all hate being diluged by advertising in everyday life and rampant consumerism
     
  9. james444 Contributor
     
    Sorry, just couldn't resist... [​IMG]
     
     
    WIKIA Audience Targeting Guide: link
     
     
    Agreed!
     
  10. C.C.S.
    I don't know if anyone in the thread is a Tech N9ne fan, but I've listened to Special Effects in its entirety twice now, and while my opinion isn't fully formed, I must say that I quite like this one. It sounds very much like a sequel to his best album, KOD. If only it employed older mastering practices from classic hip-hop albums, like 36 Chambers or Illadelph Halflife. Loud and compressed doesn't do it any favors.
     
  11. Mimouille
    Last thing I have is All 6's and 7's. Pretty good too.
     
  12. C.C.S.
    All 6's And 7's isn't too bad. My major problem with most of Tech's albums is that they don't really sound coherent and don't have many good tracks aside from the singles. KOD and Special Effects are the ones that are best about this, in my opinion. They both feel like Tech really worked on the album as a whole, instead of on polishing a handful of really strong singles.
     
  13. Mimouille
    I like him but his flow is pretty constant and aggressive so I tire after a while. Will check these albums though.
     
  14. Silent One
    [​IMG] You bought...
    ...a Liquid Carbon?
     
    [​IMG] Your extended break-in specialist at your service. Congrats on your purchase. Maybe I hear it this Spring...
     
  15. DigitalFreak

    Ahem, he's not the only one. I blame Warren for my audio nuttery
     
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