What are the best things? (recommendations thread?)

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by R.Graves, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    I recommend the Xeelee Sequence books by Stephen Baxters. SciFi of a solid 10 on the Moh scale of hardness, and at the same time more weird, fantastic and fucked up than 90% of your normal Space Opera schlock. If you want SciFi that spans literally the entire lifetime of the universe, go check this stuff out.
     
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  2. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Remember the soundtrack to Fallout POS? anyways the guy who did that soundtrack actually makes pretty good music.


     
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  3. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Devin Townsend is one of the coolest people in Metal. Not only is he certainly one of the most talented vocalists, but he's also a fantastic entertainer and basically the nicest guy ever.

    He has five times the stage presence of any other given Metal artist, playing alone to an empty room.


    /Edit: If you haven't heard of Devin Townsend, he's a canadian musician with a long and illustrious career. Basically, he got big when he went to sing for Steve Vai:

    Then he hit it big with his project Strapping Young Lad, which is probably the reason Canadians are nice and peaceful, because all their anger was in that band:

    As the insanity of Strapping Young Lad went on, he explored the boundaries of Metal and hairstyles, while also producing some nicer musical trips under the "Devin Townsend Project" name.
    His discography as solo artist, guest artist, and producer is IMMENSE.
     
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  4. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Мутанты не допускаются

    Nov 22, 2009
    Don't really know much Canadian music stuff, except for older metal band Annihilator, Jeff Waters is a pretty good guitarist.



    The band also had nice patches you could sow onto those 'heavy metal denim vests'.

     
  5. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Watch Spiderverse, it's the only good Superhero movie, other than Logan and Deadpool 2, to have come out in the last 5 years.
     
  6. AureliusofPhoenix

    AureliusofPhoenix A Cold Reality

    Jun 25, 2018
    Please tell me you’ve all heard of Rush
     
  7. Cimmerian Nights

    Cimmerian Nights So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2004
    Saw them live twice in the earlier 90s. Once in the old New Haven Collisseum with Primus as the opener. Extremely talented band.
     
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  8. AureliusofPhoenix

    AureliusofPhoenix A Cold Reality

    Jun 25, 2018
    Saw em live in Boston during their R40 tour. It was fucking incredible
     
  9. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Vault Fossil

    Jun 15, 2015
    Love it here but sadly I have been busy as of late. Got RL stuff with my little brother that took up a bit of my time. Also been trying to get a job and have also been obsessed these past weeks playing ATOM: RPG. Damn good game and worth the 15 bucks.
     
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  10. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Okay so i'm all caught up on Vinland Saga. Just finished Book 10 some hours ago.
    Can't say i love it as much as one piece but it was pretty great @Walpknut
    liked it enough to spend around 200 bucks on it rather than just pirating it. that's saying something.
    looks good on the shelf.
    11/10 would recommend.

    also recently saw Battle Royale.
    its a really great movie no doubt but its kinda just really elevated schlock, like a Quentin Tarantino movie. its a B-movie but the twist is talented people worked on it. is the hunger games but if it was jaws.

    i don't even know what 'm trying to say anymore.

    point is its pretty great you should watch it but know that the director's cut is gay.
     
  11. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Мутанты не допускаются

    Nov 22, 2009
    I've heard them on radio many times, but mostly earlier on when radio was mostly the only way to hear 'pop music', lol. You are such a young one and grew up with Internet etc. that you probably find all that radio-stuff really funny.
     
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  12. AureliusofPhoenix

    AureliusofPhoenix A Cold Reality

    Jun 25, 2018
    Nah, I listen to the radio in my car. It’s alright brother.
     
  13. TheOtherManInTheRoom

    TheOtherManInTheRoom Watchman

    112
    Mar 28, 2018
    I have read this. What makes it your favourite? It was ok but there are better popular histories....
     
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  14. AureliusofPhoenix

    AureliusofPhoenix A Cold Reality

    Jun 25, 2018
    There are def better ones, I’ve just always loved Dan Jones’ writing style
     
  15. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Young Justice is the only good Superhero Anything (besides Spiderverse) in the last 2 years. Those of you living in the US, support it please so it gets renewed for a fourth season. Season 3 has been fucking awesome so far, and with them being on a streaming service rather than on Cartoon Network, they aren't pulling any punches with the story line.
    Also they made an experimental episode to explain what happened to a character in between seasons and they did a parody of Teen Titans GO, which had been making jokes about YJ cancellation, and they even used the VAs from that show.
     
  16. mannawyadden

    mannawyadden It Wandered In From the Wastes

    138
    May 3, 2016
    If anyone is a fan of space-based sci-fi and looking for a good TV show to watch I would recommend Farscape. Too bad they took it off Netflix.
     
  17. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    To repeat some recommendations

    • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    • Angel
    • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
    • Doctor Who (specifically nu-who because that's what I've watched)
    • One piece (manga because the anime has become almost unwatchable)
    • Scrubs (ignoring season nine, which was basically a spin-off, a near perfect sitcom)
    I bought the complete series of Babylon 5 on a complete gamble. Never even seen a clip of the show in my life. Here's hoping this pays off.