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Twopop’s Moving Speech April 18, 2007

Posted by lotrking in SSTuff.
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Twopop gave an awesome speech in the SST chat today, here is the transcript:

“You probably noticed that the meter was raised to $1000 this month. Many of you have been so very generous… but Jeric needs a lot more help… lots of little ones add up
“You have no idea how much tinkering JERIC does behind the scenes to keep us running
“And now that he has been unmasked in NYC, you know he’s a guy in his early thirties with a wife, 2 little kids, 6 cats, and a mortage, and a 9-5 just like most of us
“All he wanted to do was listen to his CD collection while at work… put it on the internet.. and the rest is history. We are now a family… almost a small country ;D
“But JERIC has been fighting to keep us afloat for months – years even.
“Dipping into his own pocket to keep us happy.
“I am not trying to put a guilt trip on anyone… not at all. I’m asking you to help spread the word and facts of the situation.
“Most of us are paycheck-to-paycheck people… lots of obligations. Or tuition to pay. Or in between jobs. You and your family come first!
“But if you can go to a movie or buy a CD or even a Starbucks, maybe foregoing that and sending it to Jeric would make a big difference.
“Oh man… sorry to vent… I love you guys and I don’t want to lose you
“If we can’t meet here every day, it will be like a death
“It’s just us and Jeric together to buy the parts for the server.
“So as big as that da** royalty cloud is, we won’t make it without a newer server either 😦
“ok I will climb down off the soapbox and give you all a hug – because I know you understand and care.
“You guys are the most wonderful ppl in the world!! I hope the next gathering has 300 of you!!”

Thanks Twopop! I feel a bit guilty saying this, after only being able to donate $10, but let’s all reach into our pockets and donate something, even if it is just a little bit! To donate, click here!

Thanks!

-LOTRKing

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How my love for The Time Machine novel and The Time Machine soundtrack are (almost) NOT related: April 10, 2007

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The Time Machine has been one of my favorite novels for years, when I heard that they were making a movie adaptation of it, I was, of course, excited. I went to the theatre shortly after it came out only to be extremely dissappointed. The movie was NOTHING like the book, not even slightly close! I wanted to cry, they had ruined one of the best books of all time. After that, I did my best to try to forget that the movie existed. Four years later, I was listening to another internet soundtrack station (gasp! 😯 ) (before I found SST of course!) and heard some great music. I was very surprised to see that it came from The Time Machine soundtrack. I thought, “Surely a movie with music that good can’t have been that bad.” So I decided to give the movie another try, and tried to forget about the book while watching the movie. Turned out that despite being nothing like the book, it was really a great movie! But even better was the soundtrack! After watching the movie the second time, I knew that the soundtrack was the best I had ever heard… and the rest is history. 😉 So there you have it, if it had been based solely on my love for the book, I may never have discovered the wonderful soundtrack.

Now that you have read this, please visit this. 🙂

-LOTRKing

EPIC Tuesday (04/10/07) April 10, 2007

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Yes SSTers, it’s time for another EPIC Music Day! What is EPIC Music? Take a look a the post below (I know, I know, I haven’t updated this blog in a while, but with semester ending soon, you can expect more entries) it should explain what EPIC Music is. However, I can now provide better examples of EPIC Music besides that trailer. To hear some samples of what EPIC Music sounds like click here, here, or here. (SPOILER WARNING: DON’T watch the last one if you haven’t seen LOTR3!) Just in case anyone is wondering, the music from the first link can be found on the Plunkett & Macleane Soundtrack, the track is called “Escape.” I did not create the presentation in the second link, and do not know what the music is, but if anyone can tell me either, that would be great! The third link takes music from the CD called EPICON, the track is called “Preliator.” Also, as an update from the last EPIC Music day, I found the music from the end of the “The Island” trailer, it is called “Diem Ex Dei” and can also be found on EPICON.

Well, request away! 😀

-LOTRKing