Free Lunch

Free Lunch #46 (four more and 7 years ago edition)

Hello there you sentient beings. Today is Friday, which means it’s time for another Free Lunch! If you don’t know what Free Lunch is, I just get either my laptop or phone and type for 5 minutes trying not to stop. It also can’t be nonsensical.

Starting at 8:06.

Recently I have been infactuated with a piano piece called 3 Gymnopedies No. 1. I heard this song through a Spotify Classical Piano Essentials playlist, and I immediately knew it needed to be in my Sentimental Piano playlist. It also inspired the beginning of a new playlist, Ambient Piano. I’m going to also be learning this song after I finish Having Lived. I’ve got the beginning chords down already, but I shouldn’t focus too much on it before I finish the piece i’m already working on.

In other news, I have mostly left behind Pokemon Go. Unfortunately i’m not going to be able to get an Raikou because I didn’t try hard enough and now they’ll be gone. But next we have Entei right? Maybe I can get that one then. If you have no idea what i’m talking about I apologize, just skip to the next paragraph. But while we’re on the subject of Pokemon Go, let’s talk about why the game has gotten less and less interesting to me. After a few weeks without any new Pokemon or anything exciting (I haven’t been able to participate in raids in my city because of school and stuff), the game gets pretty dull pretty fast. I should probably talk about something else now or i’ll run out of time without having made another paragraph.

Welcome to the next paragraph, we are glad to have you here! This one is going to be about how a new episode of Undertale No Food will be coming soon! If this paragraph wasn’t long enough for you and you skipped the last one, why don’t you go and read the last one anyways 😀

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

Dictionary Taboo:

A unit of time equal to 14 days.

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Free Lunch

Free Lunch #45

Hello there you annoying little brothers, how are you doing today? Today is a Tuesday, which means that it’s time for another edition of your favorite series, Free Lunch! If you don’t know what Free Lunch is, I just get either my laptop or phone on Tuesdays and Fridays and type for 5 minutes without stopping sensibly.

Starting at 8:12.

The last couple days have been a sort of weird mix of hectic and laid back. My mom tore a ligament in her foot and had to go to the emergency room yesterday morning, so my siblings and I didn’t go to school yesterday. She got a weird foot cast thingy though, so it’s on the way to recovery! In other news, i’m almost finished with the two paired songs, Unfinished Piano Song #1 and Unfinished Piano Song #2. These will probably be out this Winter. I’m confident that I can compose enough Piano to resemble an album or LP. If not, then it will just come out later.

In other news, it’s possible we’ll be losing an author soon. I’m not sure if i’m allowed to share details, so i’ll let them post it if they want to. They might want to continue anyways though, so i’m not so sure.

In other other news, Brendan would like to tell you that he got a new god Beyblade Burst.  Congratulations Brendan!

I don’t really have much else to say so i’ll just fill up time with this pointlessly long sentence which you can’t hope to pay attention to. Were you paying attention? That sentence was actually a coded message, and I bet you can’t figure it out! If you do, contact me in the comments!

Brendan would like to tell you that the Beyblade he got is Kreis Satan. Congratulations Brendan!
Let’s also take a moment to be excited that To The Moon’s sequel game should be coming out very soon! I’m extremely ready for this, as there has been a few year break between the games.

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

Dictionary Taboo:

all the people employed by a particular organization.

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Hello there you drama llamas.

I walked into class, completely unprepared for the horrors that would befall me that day. While taking my regular seat, I was hit with a tidal wave of fear that was probably trying to warn me of the future. The door slammed against the wall, and in walked Iverson wearing a leather jacket, with brass knuckles and a brand new skull tattoo on his arm. While flexing, he picked up the teacher and threw him out the nearest window, with the teacher’s shrieks echoing through the school. I quickly crouched down under a table along with my classmates, and his eyes narrowed, searching for a target. He quickly singled me out and sauntered over to where I was trying to hide. He pulled out his blue mechanical pencil, used previously to slaughter my best friend, and stabbed me once in the arm. While I was pinned to the ground, my blood gushed out and my vision blurred to a red haze. He pulled the mechanical pencil out and the blood stream seemed to amplify. He then stabbed me once more in the finger and I lost consciousness.

What really happened though, was we got into class normally and sat down. I then picked up his mechanical pencil on the bottom end by the lead. He grabbed the other end and started banging the pencil on the table. My finger slipped under the lead and he stabbed me before I noticed I had been stabbed. We only noticed after he stopped and I saw that blood was coming out of my pinkie. We went to the bathroom and put a wet paper towel around it, then to the office to get a bandaid. Later we discovered that he had actually gotten me twice before I noticed.

Everything turned out alright though!

Thanks for reading, don’t have time for a Dictionary Taboo!

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Brave Story Review – Top Shelf Book Reviews #1

Hello there you rainbow yo-yos! This is the first episode of a series called Top Shelf Reviews (see NOTE), which you can find out more about here. I’m really excited for this project, and I hope you are too!

NOTE: I decided to change the name of this series to Top Shelf reviews, as RAREBOTS sounds like some kind of bionacles thing. Sorry if you liked that name.

Book Title: Brave Story

Author: Miyuki Miyabe

Genre: Fantasy

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I’ve most likely mentioned before on here that this is my favorite book, so this is probably a little bit biased. Just warning you.

I found this book at McKays, which if you didn’t know is like a huge thrift store, but fancier and you can bring your stuff in to trade in for cash or in-store credit. The location closest to us is HUGE, and I was just wandering around being kind of overwhelmed by everything, so I wasn’t actually picking anything. We were getting close to leaving when my mom noticed that I hadn’t picked anything out to read/listen to/watch, so she picked up a book from a shelf based purely on the cover picture. I was slightly interested by the wavy writing on the back, so I thought I would try it.

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*Sorry that the two pictures are drastically different sizes, I couldn’t find some that matched*

I read the book in about a week and a half, quickly digesting all of it in wonder. I realized when I finished that this was my favorite book, even surpassing Twerp.

What keeps this book interesting (even through 800 pages), was the world-building and character arcs through everyone. This was also one of the first impressions on me from Japanese culture, and I was reeled in even by the regular for them things, like cram school. Aside from that, the fantasy elements of the book are well-implemented and the themes and conflicts that arise throughout the book are intriguing and keep the characters fresh, along with mixing in plenty of allusions to past real-world events. The rivalry between two of the main characters didn’t feel forced, and the build-up and conclusion of this subplot were well-timed and well-written. The overall ending of the book felt like it was in the right place, and while some parts dragged a little bit throughout the middle, I think it finished strong.

However, some problems with this book are the aforementioned plot dragging on, and a little bit too much crammed into the story. On the first point, sometimes things got a bit slow, or things happened that didn’t seem to really but that linked to the main plot. That brings me to my second problem with the book, too many details crammed into the book. Even though it all wraps up well, my brain is usually a little bit clogged at that point, because it’s hard to comprehend every detail in the book while you aren’t focusing completely on it the whole time you are reading it.

Aside from these few complications, Brave Story is still my favorite book. Perhaps one day another book will take the crown from Brave Story, but that day isn’t today.

I rate it 9/10.

And now a poll, for the next book reviewed in this series.

Thanks for reading this post, I really appreciate it 😀

If you want to you can listen to my music here okay thanks!

Dictionary Taboo:

an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.

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Free Lunch #44

Hello there you magical moons. It’s a Friday so that means it’s time for another Free Lunch! If you don’t know what Free Lunch is, I just get either my laptop or phone and type for 5 minutes. I’m on my laptop today.

I could probably just copy and paste the intro for every Free Lunch and no one would notice if I changed the Hello there you’s.

Starting at 8:08.

Today my friend at school lent me his Guitar amp so I could practice over the weekend, and i’ve already accidentally cut my finger on a string while playing my Electric expeditiously. Recently i’ve also been thinking of looking into a Bass Guitar, as they seem like they would be a lot of fun to play. I’ve also started writing another song tonight, which looks to me like a love song, which is odd because i’m 100% sure i’m not in love right now. Confusing.

On Piano, i’m still working out the bugs on the song that i’ve been working on for a few months now. The aforementioned song will now be known as Untitled Piano #1 until I give it a name.

In other news, I was going to make cookies tonight but we don’t have any eggs, which I found out halfway through spraying the pan…

In other, other news, the new series got a name change, because RAREBOTS sounded like a kids toy. See here to find out what it’s named now! It also comes out tomorrow, so be excited everybody! I know that book reviews really aren’t a super exciting thing, but I hyped it up enough that hopefully you all are sort of looking forward to it.

My time is up for now, and only looking back to I realize that I really did terrible for having typed on a computer the entire Free Lunch. Oh well, i’ll try harder next time…

Oh, and I forgot to tell you all about this during the Free Lunch, but earlier this week my finger got stabbed by a mechanical pencil and blood was involved. Look forward to a dramatic retelling of the event this Sunday, only on Rileys Backpack!

Thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this semi-boring post.

Streak: 2

Dictionary Taboo:

the outward appearance or apparent form of something, especially when the reality is different.

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i know

I haven’t been posting. School, podcast, baseball, same excuses.

Basically I cannot be trusted. I will put a twice a week posting schedule and try to do LAY semi-regularly.

But I am working very hard on our podcast the Nerd and his Brother!

Listen!

 

 

 

 

 

We are working out the audio (mic getting jostled) so look past that into the true podcast. Also our website is going to be tinkered with so we can add new things on it. Visit that at nerdandbrother.com

 

 

Sorry I haven’t been posting on here as much, but really you should check this out. It is something we have worked hard on and just listening to one minute of it would make me happy :).

So goodbye and as I always say:

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Free Lunch

Free Lunch #43

Hello there you jelly legs. It’s time for another Free Lunch! If you don’t know what that means, I just get either my laptop or my phone and try to type legibly for 5 minutes without stopping. I think I may have something to say this time. I’m probably wrong though.

Starting at 9:00.

Recently one of my favorite Youtubers hit one million subscribers. Can you guess who?

Take your time guessing, it really does take a lot longer to write stuff than it does for you all to read it.

You have now had ample time to guess, the answer was Andrew Huang! The greatest! 820!

I entered in his one million subscriber giveaway, so i’ll let you all know if I win anything, even though I probably won’t.

In composing news, i’m working on two new songs. One of them I originally created as a piano tune but I think i’ll change the melody to Guitar and just add piano background. Maybe with singing? That would be interesting. The other one is going to be on the solo piano album if I deem it worthy when it’s finished. I’ve also been writing some interesting riffs on the Guitar lately (aside from the aforementioned one), and I quite like one of them. It sounds like a song that might play when something funny would happen in a game like To The Moon. Here’s a video of it:

Speaking of To The Moon though, i’m nearly finished with Having Lived, and that will definitely make it on to the solo piano album whenever that comes out.

Sadly on Pokemon Go I haven’t been making a lot of progress, and i’m just slowly inching my way towards Level 29. I also haven’t caught an Entei yet and they are almost gone 😦

My times up for now.

Thanks for reading all the way down to the very bottom of this slightly interesting post.

Also listen to other music i’ve written here please thanks.

Dictionary Taboo:

denoting a thing or person previously mentioned.

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Top Shelf Book Reviews

Top Shelf Book Reviews Announcement (previously known as RAREBOTS)

Hello there you partially eclipsed penguins. I am here with you today to announce a new series!

What if one person, took on a task so monumental that he couldn’t even conceive finishing it? His plan wasn’t rock solid either, what if he grew bored of the task and gave up? What if he couldn’t handle the responsibility, or the power that comes with the completion of this impossible quest? 

Luckily, he can. (probably)

You may be wondering what i’m talking about, whether or not i’m ever going to get to the point, etc.

I will review every book on the top shelf of my bookcase!

I think I may have thought of this in the past, but didn’t want to actually put in the effort and do it. Well now I do want to put in the effort and do this!

Here’s a picture of my top shelf:

That’s 26 books, but i’m going to be adding a 27th surprise one at the end!

A review will come out every Saturday until the series finishes. One book a week isn’t too bad. The only book that I would think might take more than that is Brave Story, but luckily i’m already halfway through it right now.

I hope you guys will enjoy this 😀

*Also, as an update for GoFundMe donators, the letters are written, and should be shipped by Friday.*

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

Dictionary Taboo:

a heavy cavalry sword with a curved blade and a single cutting edge.

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Free Lunch #42 (lose out on a perfect reference that I wasted last time edition!)

Hello there you open hearts and minds. Today is a Friday which means that it’s time for another Free Lunch! If you don’t know what Free Lunch is, basically I find a device and try to type for 5 minutes without stopping too much. This takes place every Tuesday and Friday. Unfortunately in a moment of incredibly low intelligence I used up the 42 reference to Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy last post. So now I can’t exploit that for free words. I’ll have to find something else interesting to write about.

Starting at 7:48.

Recently things have been boring. I’m beginning to think that just three days are not enough of a gap between the Free Lunch’s. I just don’t have anything to say that I can think of off the top of my head. I can talk about piano and guitar and the usual stuff but that probably isn’t captivating for my audience, you.

But let’s get into the piano, guitar, and usual stuff.

I’m making a song on the piano based on a sequence of notes that Jamie gave me randomly the other day in class, and it sounds pretty cool with some chords beneath it. I’m finishing up the other song I talked about last time, but it won’t be out for a really long time. I realized that if i’m making an album I shouldn’t just release every song as a single before the album actually comes out. That would ruin all the fun and surprise when it comes out! The piano album won’t be out for a while unfortunately though. If i’m very inspired and have lots of new song ideas then it will be quicker than if I have no ideas.

In Guitar news, i’m learning Cigarette Daydreams by Cage The Elephant, and while the chords behind the song aren’t that difficult, the strumming pattern and actually singing it are pretty hard for me. I’m relatively very bad at singing, and it’s hard for me to hit some of the notes while paying attention to my Guitar playing. I’m also working on a solo on it that will probably make it onto a future album.

I’m thinking of making a Patreon, here’s a poll for you!

I’m all out of time now.

Thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this post which was most likely unentertaining and uninformative.

Dictionary Taboo:

the number before 42.

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