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Title: People Person
Post by: gentle_dissident on June 24, 2016, 11:52:59 PM
Hello from Enid Oklahoma. I'm looking forward to a friendly experience. I'm told by people I bring up the subject with that people don't like people and that I should give up trying to find friends. I read on the net that socializing has been on a steady decline in the US for years. I've been taken advantage of a bit in my 48 years and have no friends other than my live in GF, but I still hope to find friends someday.

I'm a creator. I went to film school in the eighties and made films which are long gone from multiple moves. I worked in 3D graphics in the eighties, but my portfolio was stolen by someone hoping to convince an outfit he had talent. I've made paintings, but I've given them away to people who wanted them in exchange for helping me. I've been writing songs since I was young. I built my 1st recording studio in 1981.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/androidlove/studio.jpg)

Years ago I took all my early recordings, hundreds of songs, and physically put them in the city dump along with my ramblings and sketches. I had to move on. I'm always changing, trying to have the best outlook and behaviors. I gave away my huge magic prop collection in favor of sleights.

I still have hundreds of songs that I've written. They're better than my early stuff, of course. Here's a song that's about 10 years old. I don't know the guy who made the video. He just liked the song and did it on his own.


Here is a mix of my dance tunes I did a few years ago . I wrote them in anticipation of taking my GF clubbing in the city. The club scene was dead. We found a small tribute club in a multi club complex. They almost didn't let me in because I wore tennis shoes. What else do people dance in?

https://www.mixcloud.com/gentledissident/andys-club-house/ (https://www.mixcloud.com/gentledissident/andys-club-house/)

I build and design papercraft. I have a papercraft for sale at RPGNow which does alright.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/androidlove/Papercraft/015_zpsordgnh5o.jpg)

Here's an old 3D piece I did in Bryce.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/androidlove/Arts%20and%20Crafts/candle-1.jpg)

Here's a recent little 4x5 sketch of a girl from Pinterest.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/androidlove/Arts%20and%20Crafts/Image3_zpsgydnv7sx.jpg)

I love Pinterest. Here's my favorite collection.

https://www.pinterest.com/gentledissident/interior/ (https://www.pinterest.com/gentledissident/interior/)

I listen to a lot of space age bachelor pad lounge. Here's my favorite station. The music will start right away.

https://somafm.com/player/#/now-playing/illstreet (https://somafm.com/player/#/now-playing/illstreet)

I collect nonfiction.

http://www.librarything.com/catalog.php?shelf_rows=25&previousOffset=0&view=androidlove&collection=-1&shelf=shelf&sort=tags&sort=tags (http://www.librarything.com/catalog.php?shelf_rows=25&previousOffset=0&view=androidlove&collection=-1&shelf=shelf&sort=tags&sort=tags)

I collect old school games.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/androidlove?own=1&subtype=boardgame&gallery=large&ff=1 (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/androidlove?own=1&subtype=boardgame&gallery=large&ff=1)

I'm not much into new video games. I like the old games. I've got an Atari Flashback 2. It's structured like a 2600. The board is numbered to install a slot. "Stella" is also etched on it.

I've got a Jakks Atari Paddle

I've got an expanded N64 with...
Kazooie
Tooie
Mario Party 2
Mario Party 3
Super Mario
Pilotwings
Pokemon Snap
Pokemon Stadium 2
GoldenEye
The World is not Enough
Rainbow Six
Perfect Dark
Shadows of the Empire
Rogue Squadron
Battle for Naboo
(Pod) Racer
Power Puff Girls
Starshot
Rocket Robot
Toy Story 2
Donkey Kong
Diddy Kong Racing
Lego Racers
Stunt Racer
Hot Wheels Turbo

Odyssey 2 with...
The Quest for the Rings
Invaders from Hyperspace!
UFO!
Showdown in 2100 A.D.
Cosmic Conflict!
Football!
Speedway!/Spin-Out!/Crypto-Logic!
Armored Encounter!/Sub Chase!

Jakks Namco 1 & 2

My favorite movies are Star Wars IV, then all the other Star Wars, and School of Rock. On TV I watch Midwife and BattleBots. I'm not into traditional sports.

I've got 5 beautiful lovable cats.

I could go on, but it's already a long post.
Title: Re: People Person
Post by: BooksCatsEtc on June 25, 2016, 12:13:35 AM

I've got 5 beautiful lovable cats.

I could go on, but it's already a long post.

I'll say!!  Truly informative tho, thank you for that.  Any chance of posting pictures of the cats?  We've avid pet lovers here (most of us, anyway).

Title: Re: People Person
Post by: gentle_dissident on June 25, 2016, 12:17:46 AM
Thank you for asking.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/androidlove/030_zpssrxwg2b5.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/androidlove/182_zpstusmkyck.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/androidlove/147_zpscsnmaoy5.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/androidlove/022_zps1ibkzyak.jpg)
Title: Re: People Person
Post by: BooksCatsEtc on June 25, 2016, 12:23:46 AM
What beauties!  What are their names?

You seem to like sci fi alot, which gives you much in common with many people here, including me.  In my teens I hardly read anything else, but then I drifted off when so much sci fi seemed to be edging into fantasy.  I was fonder of the techie stuff.
Title: Re: People Person
Post by: gentle_dissident on June 25, 2016, 12:27:56 AM
What beauties!  What are their names?
In order of appearance, J.J. Binks, Amanda Grayson, Star Child, Boba Fett, and Stormageddon Dark Lord of All
Title: Re: People Person
Post by: Recusant on June 25, 2016, 07:08:15 AM
Hello and welcome to HAF, gentle_dissident. That was an intriguing intro post--thank you for taking the time to tell us so much about yourself. I dip into the exotica pool once in a while myself, after developing an appreciation of it at a young age. :blue smiley:

Some threads you might find interesting:

Where did you get your username from? (http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=5133.0)
10 Things About Yourself  (http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=4940.0)
Tell us A Bit About Where You're From (http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=8215.0)
Photography (http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=7607.0)
Non-religious pet peeves (http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=6917.0)
Pets...what do you have? (http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=7.0)
How to tell your family you are an atheist (http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=5111.0)
"Rules for Conducting a Discussion" by Dr. Mortimer J. Adler (http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=5631.0)

. . . And of course, the Forum Rules (http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=1522.0).

I hope you enjoy your time reading and posting here!  :welcome:

Title: Re: People Person
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 25, 2016, 01:04:38 PM
Welcome to HAF, gentle_dissident!

Quote
(Pod) Racer

I used to play that game as a teen, really addictive! :smilenod:
Title: Re: People Person
Post by: merx on June 25, 2016, 03:47:39 PM
Hi Gentle_Dissident! I like your song and i like your cats too. ;)
Title: Re: People Person
Post by: gentle_dissident on June 25, 2016, 06:04:22 PM
I really appreciate the welcome.

It occurred to me that I may have built that studio in 1982 or 83. The picture is what it evolved into by 1985.

The 1st painting I gave away was a large collage, 4'x4' with reference from magazines, from an assignment in college. A guy towed my car and then asked for it.

On request, I gave away 2 more to a guy who hosted my adventures in Boston. One was a 2' creamy representation of a rotting face. I know. However, I made it look like candy. The other was a 4' of a rotting dead man being walked over in a city by people in suits. The view was from the sidewalk level.

I painted a nice forest scene on a small canvas board. My 1st ex stole it and a ceramic plate I threw, carved, and colored to represent a spiral galaxy. She displayed them at her new place. I was strangely flattered.
Title: Re: People Person
Post by: OldGit on June 26, 2016, 10:11:42 AM
Greetings, GD, welcome to the gang!
Title: Re: People Person
Post by: gentle_dissident on June 26, 2016, 12:03:10 PM
Thank you, and thanks for bumping the thread. I can now tell the world that I left off my Intellivision Flashback in the list of video games (poor copy pasta). I also play a lot of pinball on my Kindle Fire gen 2.

I also now have an excuse to post the other video that guy made of one of my songs. This song is incomplete, but it's a full demo. The video editor gave the odd title. The song is called Blue Pill.

Title: Re: People Person
Post by: Essie Mae on June 27, 2016, 12:02:44 AM
Lovely to meet you. You and I have virtually nothing in common by the sound of it, but that's one of the beautiful things about the forum; you get to know such a wide variety of people and appreciate the differences between us. I like classical music and opera but I hope you won't hold it against me.😀
Title: Re: People Person
Post by: gentle_dissident on June 27, 2016, 01:42:55 AM
I'm working on a rock opera. The first song is orchestral. Here's the demo loop for it.



EDIT: Fixed Link (https://soundcloud.com/user8941760/whatisit-export-1/s-O1Arc[/url)
Title: Re: People Person
Post by: No one on June 27, 2016, 02:44:06 AM
Rock Opera? Who does that.
Title: Re: People Person
Post by: gentle_dissident on June 27, 2016, 03:15:12 AM
Um, I just told you that I am doing it. You might want to go back and reread. I'll wait for you to catch up.
Title: Re: People Person
Post by: No one on June 27, 2016, 04:08:21 AM
Guess you never heard of Tommy, by the Who.
Title: Re: People Person
Post by: gentle_dissident on June 27, 2016, 04:48:33 AM
I see that you are intentionally being provocative.
Title: Re: People Person
Post by: Essie Mae on June 27, 2016, 11:38:12 AM
I'm working on a rock opera. The first song is orchestral. Here's the demo loop for it.

https://soundcloud.com/user8941760/whatisit-export-1 (https://soundcloud.com/user8941760/whatisit-export-1)

I'd like to hear it but am being denied access to the link.
Title: Re: People Person
Post by: gentle_dissident on June 27, 2016, 03:05:25 PM
Sorry, I had to generate a private link.

https://soundcloud.com/user8941760/whatisit-export-1/s-O1Arc (https://soundcloud.com/user8941760/whatisit-export-1/s-O1Arc)

I was using MediafFire for sharing snippets, but they put the kibosh on streaming. It was nice to have everything in one place.
Title: Re: People Person
Post by: gentle_dissident on June 27, 2016, 03:31:06 PM
Since the thread is bumped, I'll put some more down before work.

I've been an atheist for most my life. I remember thinking at 6 that I better get busy because death is coming. I was hanging over the freezer door looking at the ice cream. I have dabbled in spirituality always as an experiment. I'd say that those times when I was entertaining alternative points of view, I was an agnostic. Once I was unwittingly hypnotized, so be careful out there.

Since I was a youth, I've thought that capitalism doesn't help humanity and creates problems. My dad said he agreed with me, but I should keep my mouth shut and play along. He didn't agree with me on religion, but he gave me the same advice regarding it.

I've explored subcultures to find out about people. I've met people in holes and in mansions. We're a lot alike for a species that can't stand itself. I'd love to live on a communal farm. It looks like it works out nicely in my head. The weakest link is emotion.

I've been a vegetarian for about 25 years. I love the other animals, but unfortunately have to kill dangerous pests like the brown recluse. We've been fiddleback free for a couple of years. When I was a bachelor, I let them live in my place so I could observe them. Since they're territorial, I knew where they all were and could mostly avoid them. One day I put them all in a jar, about 10 of them. They were very respectful of each other. LOL
Title: Re: People Person
Post by: Recusant on June 27, 2016, 04:15:15 PM
I see that you are intentionally being provocative.

Nah, I'm pretty sure the "Who does that" post was intended as a joke. Might have been made clearer by using the happy rimshot smiley (:rimshot: as opposed to the deadpan/jaded rimshot:  :jaded rimshot:). The explanation was relatively neutral, but the phrasing was unfortunate. I don't think any offense was intended in either post.

* * *

Your demo loop is very dramatic sounding, with a hint of menace, I thought.  :blue smiley:
Title: Re: People Person
Post by: Magdalena on June 27, 2016, 07:31:41 PM
Hello, gentle_dissident, welcome to the forum.  :computerwave:
I think I'm a "People Person" too.  :notsure:
I like your cats.  :smilenod: Boba Fett, and Stormageddon Dark Lord of All, look alike.
Title: Re: People Person
Post by: gentle_dissident on June 27, 2016, 09:37:32 PM
Hello, gentle_dissident, welcome to the forum.  :computerwave:
I think I'm a "People Person" too.  :notsure:
I like your cats.  :smilenod: Boba Fett, and Stormageddon Dark Lord of All, look alike.
All but Star have bobcat in them, so says The Legend of the Pixie Bob.
Title: Re: People Person
Post by: gentle_dissident on June 27, 2016, 09:39:57 PM
as opposed to the deadpan/jaded rimshot:  :jaded rimshot:).
I can't believe I fell for that.

Yes, the rock opera has JC Superstar energy.
Title: Re: People Person
Post by: Kekerusey on August 20, 2016, 10:52:11 PM
Hello,

Nice pictures.

Just curious, how are you at designing book covers? I may have need of such an individual soon.

Keke