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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 #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 #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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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 #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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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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