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Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by SeverinR, May 14, 2013.

  1. Tom

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    This has been an interesting week so far. One history exam, one astronomy exam, hit a deer and lost a fog lamp, discovered my earbuds were broken, found the fog lamp on the side of the road, bought new earbuds, and now I'm going to see Deadpool with friends tonight.

    I think my favorite earbud style might be cursed. I lost the first pair, broke the second, and now I'm on my third...
     
  2. kennyc

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    Hope it doesn't involve hitting a deer for each new pair of earbuds....
     
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  3. Tom

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    0.0 That would be a very very VERY bad curse.

    I don't know if it would be enough to make me buy a different style of earbuds, though. Skullcandy Ink'd are my favorites.
     
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  4. Nimue

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    I've had these earbuds for a long time, to the point where the red dye on one earbud has faded. I go through Apple and Sony earbuds like hair ties, too. Good sound quality, blocks out a ton of noise, and the little rubber thingies don't fly off the nub when you yank them out of your bag six times a day, as long as you're not using the double-flanged option. Random plug, haha.
     
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  5. kennyc

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    I'll put those on the list for my next pair...
     
  6. Nimue

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    Caveat, though, you have to be okay with the earplug-style headphones, because they do go in deep. I think it's worth it for the noise-blocking though--I do a lot of walking in town and I have a roommate (though I love her, I kinda love absolute silence as well.)
     
  7. Tom

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    I've been using Skullycandy earbuds for years. They've got great sound quality for a low price--and fun colors! My last three pairs have been red with black accents, but I used to have a pair that looked like they were paint-spattered.

    The Ink'd line has a tendency to break, especially around the mic/remote button. But this is one ship I'll go down with, lol.
     
  8. Nimue

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    I do miss the mic/remote on this pair--I'm always yanking the headphones out when I get a call. But for music-listening, they're great.
     
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  9. Tom

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    The remote is indispensable for me, since I'm one of those people who skips songs a lot, but I'd be okay with no mic. That would give me a good excuse for not answering calls. :D
     
  10. Nimue

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    Haha, trust me, that excuse doesn't work as well as you might hope. ;) I have a million carefully-curated playlists so I don't need to skip a lot, but I do miss the skippy thing. This pair actually worked the best with my iPod nano, but I got a new phone with the battery life and hard drive space for my constant music habit, so I kind of stopped using the nano. When this pair finally gives out I'll get something with a cord remote, but maybe from the same brand.

    Sometimes I complain, but then I remember the days of giant Walkmans xD
     
  11. Tom

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    So you're one of those people with actual playlists...:D I just have one giant playlist where I throw everything. I've tried making more specific playlists, but they never get anywhere. I'm constantly skipping past stuff, going, "Nope, I don't feel like classic rock. Or hip hop. God, what is that? I guess I liked it a million years ago, but why haven't I taken it off my playlist yet?"
     
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  12. Svrtnsse

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    I've got playlists for individual characters I write about, or for certain kinds of moods or activities.
     
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  13. Incanus

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    You're a writer--that's all the excuse you need!

    When I'm writing (or editing, or brainstorming, etc.) the white noise goes on, loud. I try to arrange it so that I don't even hear the phone ringing. If I do hear it, I don't pick up. Period.

    But then again, I'm one of those weird people who isn't actually thrilled by the idea of having a bell in my home that anyone in the world can ring at any time.
     
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  14. Nimue

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    I've got so many playlists, and they're all tied to specific stories or settings. When the stories change and turn into other stories, the playlists get passed down and modified as well. Lessee... For my current WIP, I have three Celtic/medieval playlists for setting and story mood, split by generation of music (that is, how long ago I discovered the albums--new music is novel and ripe for story-imprinting, old music is well-loved but already has a lot of connotation, so they need to be separated), one quieter, atmospheric soundtrack playlist for actual writing, and two modern/indie playlists for brainstorming with high emotional content. There are a few more variations based on purity vs variety of music, which help me concentrate on a single mood (short playlists with a few artists) or branch out (long playlists with a wider spread of artists).

    I think if I just hit shuffle on all my music I'd have an aneurysm. xD
     
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  15. Tom

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    Well, an unexpected snowstorm blew up, so no Deadpool tonight. :(

    Heh.

    I call it Deadpool: The Unexpected Snowstorm.
     
  16. nobody expects the unexpected snowstorm!
     
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  17. Incanus

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    Because its three main weapons are: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, and an almost fanatical... wait make that four weapons... oh, bugger.
     
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  18. Chessie

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    I wish we still had snowstorms up here. The past several winters have been pretty warm. I've only gone snowshoeing once this winter and didn't get to go at all last winter. Sucks.
     
  19. Nimue

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    We've basically had a snowstorm for two days up here--everything's closed, except I'm a dang adult that has to go to dang work. Last week we were getting teased by 50 degree weather. So close to wearing shoes that aren't boots! :<
     
  20. MineOwnKing

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    I've worked with a few characters from the UP. I've heard some stories. People eating tree bark to stay alive, no roads, 10 feet of snow.

    My heart goes out to you guys.

    Still lots of snow in my yard.
     
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