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Free Lunch #57

Hello there you moving castles. Today is Friday, and that means it’s time for another Free Lunch! If you don’t know what a Free Lunch is, I just get on either my laptop or phone and type for five minutes without stopping about my life and related subjects.

Starting at 10:19.

How was your Thanksgiving? Mine went pretty well; I had all the usual Thanksgiving foods, as well as a really good desert thing that my mom, brother, and sister made. I’m sorry for everyone reading that isn’t an American for two posts out of the last three that have relatable American things ssc. (Thanksgiving and  Saving Net Neutrality).

Recently I’ve really been trying to finish Having Lived, and as of now I only have a few more measures to memorize, and then I’ll be set. It was recently announced that the sequel to the original game, Finding Paradise, will be coming out December 14th. So I’ll try to release the song on that date!

I don’t really have any other news right now, other than that there won’t be a book review this week due to lots of schoolwork. Most of it isn’t even the schoolwork’s fault, just me managing my time poorly and not allocating time to read the book I chose. The review will definitely be out next Saturday though, so you can look forward to that! I also had this idea of making a seasonal series. I could make some kind of post that I only make in a certain season. That way I could have some crazy time to prepare each post to make it perfect. If you guys have any suggestions for series that might take a long time to produce, leave them in the comments below! Any ideas at all are greatly appreciated!

My time is up, so thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this post! If you will; fill out this short survey?

I’ll see you next Tuesday for Free Lunch #58!

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Free Lunch #56 (Save The Internet Edition)

Hello there you weeping guitars. Today is a Tuesday, which means it’s time for Free Lunch. More importantly though, today, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced his plan to repeal some of the regulations set in place when Obama was in office that help keep an open Internet.

Starting at 8:46.

Over the last few weeks, you’ve probably seen a big buzz around Net Neutrality, and for a good reason. Net Neutrality is what keeps big companies from charging you extra for going on websites that they oppose. To help understand that a little bit better, think of your electric company. You get a bill based on how much electricity you use, not what you use the electricity on. They won’t charge you more for playing an electric guitar than for operating a microwave. However, if FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan goes through, these regulations that stop your Internet Service Provider (ISP) from charging you more based on what websites you visit will disappear.

If you don’t understand how this is a big deal, take into consideration that your ISPs can block websites that are run by companies that they don’t like.

Not only can they block you from visiting certain websites, if these regulations are lifted, your ISP will also be able to charge you more money for visiting certain websites, or considerably slow down these websites that they go against.

This is very bad.

Luckily you can help by visiting this website and calling your local congress representative and telling them that you oppose the FCC Chairman’s plan and support an open and equal internet.

If you are a blogger, I recommend you write a post about this to spread the word to as many people as you can to try and save the internet.

Thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this post. Call your state’s congress representative.

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Free Lunch #55

Hello there you gigabits. It’s Friday, so that means it’s time for another Free Lunch! If you don’t know what that is, I just get on either my laptop or phone, try to write for five minutes without taking any breaks, and attempt to write a legible post.  Starting at 10:11.

Let’s do this in chronological order, but with my apology for not posting first. I’m sorry for not posting this week, I really was flooded with school work that I was supposed to have finished by today. Luckily, I finished all of it, but because I was working on the work at home, I didn’t have time to write any posts over the course of the week. I also haven’t finished tomorrow’s book review yet, but my plan is to finish writing it at the Library tomorrow.

I’ve been trying to write a Guitar solo for a few weeks in my off-time as well, and I’m having some trouble with the solo doing cool solo things but then coherently returning to the original melody. I was also thinking I could make some cool kinda jazz piano-guitar combo later? Another cool music thing coming soon; I’m going to try and release my Having Lived cover from the game To The Moon on the day its sequel comes out. Hopefully, I do the song justice.

I also just watched the first three episodes of Gravity Falls, because it’s been recommended to me by so many friends. Watching it, I can already tell the collaboration with Rick and Morty in Season 4 is going to be awesome. If there isn’t a collab after all that hinting in the 4th season teaser I’m really going to be disappointed.

That’s about all I have left to say for right now, so I’m just going to write this filler sentence as long as possible until I get to 10:16.

Thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this post!

Dictionary Taboo:

Moving in a constant direction on (a path or any more or less horizontal surface.

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Free Lunch #54

Hello there you rainbow monkeys. Today is Tuesday which means it’s time for another Free Lunch. If you don’t know what that is, I just get on either my phone or laptop and type for 5 minutes legibly without stopping.  I’m on my laptop this time so it will probably be a little bit longer than last time.

Starting at 9:07.

In the last few days I haven’t really been working on much, save an interesting intro I made for Megalovania and a guitar riff. I also realized that I need to buckle down and finish learning Having Lived if I want to be able to release it the day that Finding Paradise comes out. It’s supposed to be near the end of the year, so I have quite a bit of time, but all the time in the world makes no difference if I don’t practice. I’m going to ask my talented friend to help me with it tomorrow morning.

If you didn’t know, a remix of a song I made came out yesterday and you can listen to it here, thanks in advance.

Right now I’m listening to a CD titled Romantic Symphonies. I got it at Goodwill and it’s a pretty good soundtrack for studying and writing stuff.

In other news, I’m really excited because it seems like I’m going to get a Nintendo Switch for Christmas from the same friend who I’m going to request help from tomorrow. This is big because Nintendo Switches are super cool and I’ll get to play Super Mario Odyssey.

Be on the lookout for a post by Jamie in the next few days, a review of Thor Ragnarok. I don’t really have much else to say and I still have a whole minute left to type. I was reading an interesting limerick on Twitter earlier today, I’ll link it here so you can read it and I don’t have to keep writing.

Thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this Free Lunch, I’ll see you in the next one!

Dictionary Taboo:

A light frothy mass of fine bubbles formed in or on the surface of a liquid or from a liquid.

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Free Lunch #53

Hello there you laptop computers. This is ironic because this Free Lunch is going to be written via my phone. I’m sorry this is coming out so ridiculously late at night, I was reading. If you don’t know how Free Lunch works then ask in the comments.

Starting at 11:39.

Today I finished two books. One was Twerp, which I had been reading for about a week now and has a book review coming up sometime soon, and the other was I’ll Give You The Sun which was loaned to me by Maz.

IGYTS was a pretty long read (371 pages) compared to a lot of the other stuff i’ve been reading lately, but I was able to zip through it because I got hooked. If I look back, I had the book for about 7 hours before I finished it, which isn’t that crazy then. It just becomes about 50 pages an hour, which isn’t that much.

Recently I have also been dabbling some more in writing guitar riffs, and I have a pretty cool one that i’ll probably post sooner or later.

I don’t really have that much more to talk about, so i’ll just stall for time by typing this long worthless sentence out. Do any of these sentences really have worth regardless of whether they are a filler or not? If you think about it, all i’m doing is talking into a void and you guys miraculously are reading it and some of you like this repetitive stuff I guess. It’s interesting.

My time is up, thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this short post.

Sorry there wasn’t a movie poster for this one 😦

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Free Lunch #52

Hello there you nostalgia for a time you weren’t borns. It’s Friday so that means it’s time for another Free Lunch. If you don’t know what that means, I just get on either my laptop or phone and type for 5 minutes. My phone is still out of commission so it’s laptop today! Unfortunately I can’t really think of anything to say right now so this might be a dull Free Lunch regardless.

Starting at 8:02.

Earlier today Stranger Things Season 2 and Super Mario Odyssey came out, so people around me were super excited. I’m going to watch a bunch of Stranger Things tomorrow with my family, and watch the finale with Jamie and a friend on Halloween, but I probably won’t play the new Mario game for a long time. Fortunately i’m not too invested in Mario.. (sorry Jamie and other big Mario fans)

In music news, i’ve been experimenting with a new melody and trying to expand off of it and make it a real song, but i’m having trouble with it. I have no idea if this is ever going to come out, or even less if i’m ever going to finish it..

I don’t really have much more to say. I’m struggling here. I guess I can talk about the two book reviews I have scheduled. Everybody don’t forget that on the Top Shelf Book Reviews you’re supposed to leave a comment and guess what the next book is going to be based on the hint. The next one comes out tomorrow, and it involves me reconsidering some of my earlier life choices, like picking up such a bad book.

I still have a whole minute left to tell you about one more thing. I noticed while listening to the Stranger Things Spotify playlist on your computer that if you go to a different thing while the playlist is on, a really awesome Stranger Things related AFK screen comes up, and I highly recommend you check it out.

My time is up, so thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this post. It turned out to be longer than I thought it would be, which is good.

Dictionary Taboo:

A long wandering or voyage usually marked by many changes of fortune.

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Free Lunch #51

Hello there you frunches. It’s Tuesday which means it’s time for another Free Lunch. If you don’t know what that means, I just get on either my laptop or phone (today it’s laptop because my phone bill isn’t paid) and type for 5 minutes without stopping about my life and stuff.

Starting at 5:48.

I got to do something really cool this weekend! I wanted to tell you in a sidenote on the book review this Saturday, but I decided to save it for the Free Lunch because I probably won’t have anything to talk about now except that and a few other things.

The thing I got to do that was really cool was play a Steinway piano! My library has a Steinway that’s just sitting there on the second floor, but it always has a bar locking it from being played while the keys cover is down. But on Saturday, the piano was open for two performers. There was an event going on in the library that day, and so they opened the piano so that some people could play it while the event was happening. The first woman came and played some classical music, which was pretty cool, and after she left, I played around with the piano a bit with my brother, because neither of us had played one before. A little bit after that, two guys came and played jazz with the piano and a saxophone that one brought. They played some really cool tunes and I recorded some on my phone, which I might put up later.

I also released a piano song on Sunday that you should listen to! Thanks in advance!

This Free Lunch was kinda short for one on the laptop, sorry.

Thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this post 😀

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Free Lunch #50

We did it. Fifty. That’s a total of 250 minutes I will have spent typing these Free Lunches. Let’s take it from 245 to 250 now!

(Also sorry it’s coming out late I will explain in the Free Lunch)

Starting at 10:20.

The reason that this post is going to be out late-ish tonight is because:

1. I was at a party and didn’t have time to do number 2 because I wasn’t home.

2. I was making this!

(I know it’s not as good as the Blade Runner 2049 one)

I hope you like it, i’m really happy that i’ve gotten the series this far! I don’t really have any special announcements for this occasion, but be excited anyways! Whenever you feel down just remember that you actually have five senses! Look away from the screen for a second and go and smell some food and taste it and notice the details of everything around you. This always helps me.

Tomorrow’s Top Shelf Book Review won’t be out as late as this post is, I can assure you of that. The post will be a review of Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements. I hope you guys like it!

In other news, the piano song that I decided to release will probably be out Sunday. I’m not sure what to name it so i’ll let you guys decide like the mantis shrimp one.

My times up on this very special Free Lunch! To 100!

I’m going to go ahead and make a promise that Free Lunch #100 will be ten minutes long!

Thanks for reading everybody, have a good one.

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Free Lunch #49 (nearly)

Hello there you mellow fellows! I would like to go ahead and apologize for my extended absence from the blog, if I hadn’t have skipped all that time we already would have hit Free Lunch #50. However, I forgot the Friday and Saturday posts and we end up here. Anyways, here’s the usual spiel. It’s Tuesday which means it’s time for another Free Lunch! If you don’t know what that is, I just type for 5 minutes on either my laptop or phone. This time it’s on my laptop because I don’t want to use the data on my phone.

Starting at 5:41.

I’m happy to tell you that a new piano song will come out this Friday for the 50th Free Lunch! This is the song i’ve been working on for a while. In other news, while I was gone I got an amp for my Guitar from my dad and went to see Blade Runner 2049 with him. The amp works great and i’m glad now that I can make an electric guitar sound with my electric guitar. I really liked Blade Runner 2049. I had read online before watching the movie that it was slow, but I didn’t think so at all after watching it. The pacing was done well in my opinion, and the action was great too. Like Legendary randomness said in their review, all the shots were cinematic and the soundtrack was fantastic. The jarring 80’s synths really help to immerse you in the film.

The next post for Top Shelf Book Reviews will be Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements, which will come out this Saturday. I also have a poll for you here, just in case this idea is relevant yet.

I don’t have much time left, so i’ll leave you with this. I tried to play Chopin’s Winter Wind (intro of course) on cups, but it was really out of tune and sounded bad. I uploaded it anyways though, and you can now watch it!

Thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this post!

If you liked this post, listen to this storm ambiance while reading this series!

(New Undertale Food out sometime soon!)

Dictionary Taboo:

Bright blue in color, like a cloudless sky.

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Free Lunch #47 (almost there edition)

Hello there you Pirates of the Pancreas. Today it’s Tuesday which means it’s time for a Free Lunch! If you don’t know what that means, I just type for five minutes on either my laptop or phone trying not to stop.

Starting at 7:08.

The reason there hasn’t been as many good posts recently is because i’ve been pretty swamped in schoolwork. It’s mostly stuff that I should have already finished, but didn’t because I was being lazy. That’s all come back to bite me now as everything is due on Thursday, the last day before fall break. I wouldn’t expect another post from me until Friday for the Free Lunch, sorry.

Anyways on to the usual discussion topics, recently i’ve been working on a couple different ideas for piano songs that could branch off into their own full song. Most of them are about thirty seconds long and are kind of boring, but i’m sure i’ll find one that interests me. On Guitar, i’m practicing my Pentatonic Blues Scale and it’s pretty fun. I think i’m going to try and make my own solo later using that, but not anytime soon. In Trumpet news, in class we have just been working on making sure that we are able to correctly play stuff and comprehend rhythms, so we aren’t practicing any pieces, which is disappointing. I am still working on Megalovania for the Trumpet though, and it’s still a huge challenge… but one day I will conquer it.

I don’t really have much else to say to you, except I started watching a new show today indicated by the Hello There You.

Thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this kind of boring post. I promise that this Saturday you’ve got a pretty good book review coming, so hold on for that!

Dictionary Taboo:

Choose (someone or something) from a number of alternatives, typically after careful thought.
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