Audio – To be Alive

Korean girl groups aren’t really something I listen to, but this was one of the videos I was shown by someone and I’m fairly sure this was the group performing in my dream, hence why one of the people I was with was so eager to dance.

Yep, you guessed it; I’m STILL having dreams influenced by the festival I went to at the start of this year.

I live a fairly uninteresting life, so you have to give me at least that a festival like that would be the highlight of my year. This year I didn’t go to so many live shows at that festival, but I do remember seeing a really great live band with a friend and dancing until late-ish (my flight home was the following morning, so only around 1:30am). It always feels great to cut loose and just dance until your body can’t take it any more, even if you know you’ll be paying for it for the next week.

Sorry if this seemed kind of snippy. There were other parts of the dream I eventually decided to cut, and it’s fairly late right now, so maybe I’m a bit tired. I don’t write as much as I used to…shame :( I still do have a lot of ideas. I guess I’m going to spend every May from here on wishing I could do Story A Day, but not doing it. Life gets tougher.

I guess I still seem kinda snippy in this post? Sorry, sorry. I can’t help it. I guess I’ll end it here then. Goodnight!

A crow is white – “Fake! Fake!”

I seem to keep ending up at these kinds of music videos. I’m not even sure how, it’s not a music style or scene I’m into. I still enjoy the music though.

That being said, I am a real sucker for bright colours so I thought this music video was pretty cool. It seems to be about someone having nightmares until finally confronting the creatures in the nightmares.

100th Post!!

Huzzah, 100th post! I got another short dreamlog, a Comic-Con report, notes on the blog and life, and an unfortunate thing to do with Nanowrimo. Maybe a few other things too. It’s still quite a post though. I believe I’ll start with the dreamlog.

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I’m sorry, but I’m just so proud of this.

Have any of you seen or heard about Twitch Plays Pokemon? It’s essentially tens of thousands of people playing one game of Pokemon Red using two different systems: Anarchy (where all button inputs are put into the system) and Democracy (where the most voted-for button press is put into the system.) So, you know how you’re supposed to beat the champion at the end of the game?

WE DID IT. Well, they did it. I was asleep when this was happening…but look how co-ordinated over 90000 people are in this. And look how happy everybody is in the chat. It’s great. And I love how Zapdos made such light work of over half of Blue’s team. I love how when they came across Rhydon they eventually switched out to Nidoking to finish it. I’m sorry. I’m just so proud at such a feat. Tens of thousands of anonymous individuals and they did it in two weeks.

Yume Nikki

Banner (originally BG) by Kikiyama

Has anyone played Yume Nikki? Apparently it means “Dream Diary”. It’s about the dreams of a girl whose life and details are made incredibly unclear. It involves exploring a massive game world to collect all the “effects”. It’s been subject to a lot of interpretation, mostly about the main character’s life (Madotsuki). I played it and even had to Google a few things but I finished it. It’s an incredibly dark and disturbing game. A lot of the game has no point, but the meaning is there. It’s up for free download at the Yume Nikki Official Site. I also found a music album based on it; “Waltz for Dream Diary”, which I will post the video of (the trailer anyway, I don’t know if the CD’s available, but it’s also available as a download; see the site). I haven’t heard the trailer though, so I don’t know what it sounds like.