It's hard to knock all the normie "stuff" tho, I mean I have closets full of comics and marvel cards etc, so seeing these IPs I grew up with being rendered in such gorgeous detail and with huge budgets is awesome! And I want to believe that there is a new type of gamer out there who transitions from cell phone games to consoles/PC/handhelds and finds a new form of entertainment to get sucked into. I am not into sports outside of soccer and olympic games every couple years, but I love getting together with friends and watching the superbowl. Dipping into normie culture once in a while feels good to me, I just can't imagine being in it 24/7, it's like eating cookies for every meal.
I don't think it's a bad thing to like any of the things I mentioned, I just can't understand the people who aren't into them out of genuine interest, just to have something to do. My brain is wired completely differently.
I was gonna make the comparison of "game collectors" who are just hyper rich dudes who buy an entire collection in one go, and then hire assistants to open the crates and sort the stuff, but even then those dudes have collecting as a hobby.
Nah, quiet or reserved people are just fine. I'm talking about those who do nothing but consume what social media trendsetters tell them to. The same types of people who are more or less marketing cannon fodder who look forward to superbowl commercials and generic summer blockbusters just because they'd have nothing to do otherwise, peaked in 11th grade and haven't pursued their own interests, hobbies or personalities since then.
people fascinate me in odd ways. today for example i am fixated on adults, full adults, who are like 40-60 years old and are just the textbook definition of average or mundane. the kind of people who don't really care about anything, maybe have a spouse and a kid or three, a job that isn't interesting in any way, no true passions or hobbies, stuff like that
i am not being malicious in any way
i am not talking about people whose lives are just different than mine, hell most people i find to be disgusting humans don't even fall under this classification really as they usually are involved with activity or behavior or work that, while i may abhor it, as at least something interesting
i find myself curious about their lives. is this making sense or am i just having an episode?
remember when you were young, really young, like 3rd grade and there were all the little archetypes forming around people even at that age? smart kids, athletic kids, weird kids, student council kids, kids that get in trouble constantly etc? then there were the kids that were none of that? just relentlessly average. i feel like those are the people who grew up to be what i'm talking about. i dunno. i think too much about pointless shit.
Ukulele+snap+whistle commercials, cell phone games, Netflix originals, Marvel/Disney movies and Funko pop exist for a reason.
I've spent too much time trying to understand those types of people, and it's been hard without passing judgement but the concept of being "bored" is too alien for me to relate to.
I agree about donating to school programs, but can that thing even be tuned without working electronics? Gibson should try to save face by donating Squier Strats to music programs, you can get 25-30 of those for the price of one shitbird X.
Also anyone who paid $4k for one of these doesn't deserve any sympathy.
Got overwhelmed looking up various solutions/methods for polishing disgusting frets yesterday, caved and just bought some overpriced gak from Gitar Sinner. Embarrassing (though it did get the job done) but my strat had gotten like recovered-from-the-Titanic/emergency level gross and we're leaving for a 3-week tour today. FOR THE FUTURE, tell me about how you guys go about polishing your frets to keep things silky smooth.
No on the sub, it'll only obscure your mixes more. In the type of music you do there should be no reason for you to go below 45-50hz anyway, and if your room is fucking up those frequencies there's no way you'll get anything accurate with a sub. And if your room is untreated and small, the sub frequencies will just build up in all your corners, top and bottom, and cloud up
Make sure you have proper speaker positioning first and foremost, form an equilateral triangle with the speakers and your head being the 3 points, then you should be able to get more accurate mixes, as for bass response there's only so much you can do there but having proper speaker placement and maybe getting a couple halfway decent bass traps will help a lot. Definitely no sub.
You can get the cheapest bass traps Auralex makes for maybe $75-100, but I wouldn't buy anything cheaper, Auralex should be your starting point and everything should go up from there, anything cheaper and you're buying useless foam that doesn't work (hell I don't even know if the Auralex stuff works either).