Category: Nerds

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GOTI Wants Geek Lovin'

It seems that lately my browser has been inundated with advertisements for dating sites. Not just any dating sites, mind you—geek dating sites! Perhaps my computer, having gained sentience at some earlier date, longs for a moment of solitude and is subtly hinting that I get off my ass and find a girlfriend to continuously prod with my fingers. Or maybe it’s just what happens when Google runs the Internet and a person (i.e. me) happens to do a lot of searches that include the terms gay, nerd, and tentacles.

For research purposes, of course.

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GOTI Wants Geek Lovin’

It seems that lately my browser has been inundated with advertisements for dating sites. Not just any dating sites, mind you—geek dating sites! Perhaps my computer, having gained sentience at some earlier date, longs for a moment of solitude and is subtly hinting that I get off my ass and find a girlfriend to continuously prod with my fingers. Or maybe it’s just what happens when Google runs the Internet and a person (i.e. me) happens to do a lot of searches that include the terms gay, nerd, and tentacles.

For research purposes, of course.

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Nerd Music: Kirby Krackle

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Kirby Krackle is one of the greatest bands of all time.  If you’re not listening to them, then shame on you.  No, this isn’t just bias because their lyrics are heavily comic book driven.  They also have songs about video games and old Saturday morning cartoons!  See, these guys have range!
Kyle Stevens and Jim Demonakos have been rocking the nerd world since 2009 with their self-titled debut album.  Their recent release (“E For Everyone”) even features a full music video for the single “On And On.”  I pulled up an e-chair and sat down with the duo as we discussed the video, their writing process, and various other nerdy things.  Hit the jump for the full interview!

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Are all gay guys healers?

gay healer
That’s a common stereotype among gamers in MMORPG’s. In MMORPG’s there are usually 5 basic archetypes:

  1. The Warrior is up front, dealing damage and soaking up hits. These “tanks” need to keep “aggro” on them to distract incoming mobs of enemies from attacking the weaker people in the party.
  2. The Thief/Assasin hits fast and often but mostly evades any big damage. These characters often pile on damage and increase loot.
  3. The Mage casts spells from far away and hits for a lot of damage. These characters stay at the back and are usually the most damaging classes. They are physically frail though.
  4. The Ranger/Archer hits from afar with arrows. These characters tend to hit fast but not as fast as Assasins/Thieves but they can soak up more hits. Sometimes, they can also switch to the frontlines as necessary.
  5. The Priest heals whenever it’s needed, buffs everyone and resurrects any fallen comrades. They can vacillate between being frail to very hardy depending on the game.
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Nerd Music: Pokemon Reorchestrated

A Wild Pokemon Symphony has appeared!

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Pokemon Reorchestrated is a wonderful project brought to you by Braxton Burks (AKA skotein) and Richard LaBrooy (AKA Seiiki). They take the musical pieces from the old school first gen Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow  games and transform the nostalgic beeps and boops into full fledged orchestral arrangements.

They use instrument sample libraries from companies such as East West, Project SAM, audiobro, and Westgate Studios to achieve a realistic orchestral sound and tweak the final products with Logic Pro for sound engineering, and Finale for arranging the scores.

Skotein was awesome enough to give us a short interview.