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Anyway I have The Archivist pinned on my profile, but I don't think I ever shared Moon Base on this account, which with time I have also realized is probably a better listening experience than The Archivist anyway, so here it is in all its spacy glory.

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And now the entire thing is finally on Bandcamp! I'm real late to the draw on uploading my stuff to Bandcamp, I've had a couple of albums up there for a while, but one of them is just old stuff I made while I was basically still teaching myself how to do any of this, and so getting more of my stuff up there is long overdue.

I appreciate anyone who listens!

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I just realized it's not as early as I thought it was going completely off of the relative sunless-ness of the sky right now. Pretty sure I could watch the sunrise at this same time maybe a couple of weeks ago. Wild how I am surprised by this every year.

...was tricky too because it really didn't sound like he was playing the same thing every time, but it always seemed to fit the bar. I think what's happening is he's just playing every 16th note in the bar but because of his setup and playing style, the slightly variable accent pattern makes it sound like he's playing something different each time, when if you listen to the underlying fundamental and not the percussive strike, it's a lot more even of a pulse, 3-3-3-4, it sounds like.

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One of the very first songs I tried to learn on bass was The Clairvoyant, and now I realize I was playing it horribly wrong. Still, after 3 years, it took me an entire morning to sort of figure out here what the rhythm was doing. I knew it felt like a 2 bar loop in the intro, but I couldn't quite tell whether some of the more "twiddley" parts were triplets or just the grooviest 16th notes I'd ever heard, and I eventually settled on them being the latter. The second bar of just straight Ds...

I have just realized it's 30 million /long,/ not 30 million from the center, so it would actually only take about 12.5 hours at Riptide III-and-Elytra-through-rain speeds.

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I've considered retiring this world when Caves and Cliffs comes out, I'll have been playing in it for over a year and a half at that point, and I have a lot of things I'd like to have done differently, and flying the 30 million blocks to the-farlands-but-not-actually and building an outpost there seems like a fitting way to retire it.

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I've been gearing up to fly to the world boarder, and I did a test flight the other day to gauge how long that'll take (about 25 hours, so long, but doable), and I probably generated quite a lot of terrain that I will never set foot in.

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It did its chunk count before I took this screenshot but I looked back over at it and it had found ~90,000 additional chunks... somewhere.

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Backup size was over two gigs, I should probably run this save through whatever that program is that culls chunks that you've generated and then been in for less than a minute or whatever it is

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bassposting 

I personally think that the logical end point for the concept of a jazz bass is a bass with a Music Man humbucker in the bridge and a precision pickup in the neck. One of the jazz bass's selling points is that it's a little bit of a swiss army knife, but I think if it weren't for the kind of arbitrary pickup configurations we're sort of stuck with as a matter of tradition, I think it could be much more of one.

Maybe even sort of a Peavy T-40 situation recreated with MM humbuckers.

Minecraftposting 

Mostly because it really seems like it would add to the deepness of the deep biomes and the mountain-ness of the new mountain generation, but also it would enable me to maybe move my entire base like I mentioned without cutting anything off.

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Minecraftposting 

I had considered maybe making floating islands in a new generation world and depositing my base and other structures onto them as if they'd been violently ripped out of my old world and dropped into my new one. The main issue with that is that my base spans from build cap to considerably far underground, which would run afoul of my desire to have them float above the surface a consideredable ways up. I am sort of hoping they widen the build cap in C&C...

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Honestly I'm to the point with this world where I really don't feel like starting a new one for a good long time, but with my lowkey desire for regular sized biomes, and the new update making seemingly pretty drastic changes to terrain generation, I'm considering ways to fudge my existing structures and gear and stuff into a new world. I don't know if MCedit is still around but something akin to that at least.

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dropping pillars of sand to cordon off 5×5 columns of water that I can sponge up without it filling back in is one of those incredibly tedious things I can only work on for maybe 20 minutes at a time.

I did discover that a bit further away in that same ocean there are 3 monuments just one right after the other. I'm sure the distribution of them on regular worlds makes sense but I've played on large biomes for as long as I can remember and they feel a little too common in the big oceans

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I've been slowly undertaking the incredibly repetitive process of draining a perimeter around the ocean monument off the shore near my base and I've had a whopping 6 sponges for most of it, and after deciding that was stupid slow I hit up I think 5 other monuments before I finally found one with a sponge room so now I have closer to something like 45 to work with which makes the process a lot less grueling.

Oh shit the Jasper Mall doc is out? However briefly, I'm actually in that. I had to sign a release form for the footage I was in, and I remember I shot the shit about video editing with one of the film crew, I guess probably either Bradford Thomason or Brett Whitcomb now that I look at the release credits. It's weird to think that there are people looking at a documentary set in my hometown's mall.

food, a sour-ass mood 

nothing quite so demoralizing as dropping a pound and a half of diced chicken in the floor to make you just wash the pan you had oil heating up in, put all the other things you got out back up, and go sit down and just be mad at yourself for a good long while

instance meta talk 

I'm thinking about moving instances. When I was on m.s it never really occurred to me to try and move instances because being on the "main" instance felt like a decent enough place to be, but m.o feels a lot... less substantial? The local TL is wayy less active than the one on m.s was and I think that's really limiting my ability to actually meet people, see and be seen on here. I guess it just feels like m.s's overflow, which... it is, so.

Anyway, cybre.space looks nice.

Nice of the song to start out with this beast of a riff so that the rest of it will feel comparatively easy to learn

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