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Free Lunch #37 (“Happy” Fish Edition)

Hello there you happy fish. I want you to know that this is the one of the first few image results for “happy fish”.

I guess he does look happy. But more like a forced happy, like the kind that clowns at birthday parties have to put on to amuse the children. Anyways, back to Free Lunch. It’s been a really long time (2+ weeks) since I’ve posted a Free Lunch, but we’re back now! If you don’t know what Free Lunch is, basically, I just sit down with a device for 5 minutes and write as much as I can before I am out of time.

I’ll be starting at 5:31.

Now it begins. What begins, you might ask? If you did ask, I would be inclined to tell you that it’s Free Lunch. You already knew that, this was just filler. MWHAHAHA.

In meaningful or at least slightly thought poking news, we didn’t have too much work in our classes today. This was very welcome, as I was able to accomplish absolutely nothing in the free time I had for finishing early. Literally all I did was write the introduction to this post (fish and all), leave it, and play Santale and Bad Time Simulator for the rest of the time.

We still don’t have a band teacher, and the substitute got angry at me for correcting her. Ever since she was hired she’s been trying to get us to do non-band stuff in band. She had wanted us to write Haikus, and put that Haikus were 7-5-7 syllables…

I can’t wait until she’s gone. Though she did redeem herself slightly by letting me play Trumpet in the back room, I still don’t like her very much.

My time is up for this Free Lunch. I’m sorry that it was a little on the short side, but hopefully it retained your attention nonetheless.

Thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this post :1

Dictionary Taboo:

Minute shreds or ravelings of yarn.

The first person to answer correctly get’s eternal happiness. Probably.

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Hydration and The Eclipse

Hello there you paper rabbits.

Before I start talking about any of the topics highlighted in the title, first I’d like to apologize for not posting at all these last few days. As much as i’d like to offer the excuse that i’ve been really busy with school, the truth is that I really haven’t. I’ve just been lazy and uninspired. However! Now i’m back, and taking into consideration school and everything else, I can safely say there will be at least 2 posts outside of Free Lunch every week. I know this is a bit of a downgrade from the everyday posting, but that turned out to be kind of a disaster, resulting in a lot of filler posts and draining me creatively. So yeah, i’m sorry.

Now, on to the main post!

I’ll start with hydration day. Yesterday, as you probably know, was August 20th! Before I start throwing around some complex numbers, first think of how much 8 sounds like H. Now. Focus on this.

Eight Two Oh

Aitch Two Oh

8:20

H:20

Now that you have been enlightened, know that for me, yesterday was 8/20. So on 8/20 at 8:20PM, Brendan, Saoirse and I each drank an entire bottle of water in one minute.

After that, I felt a little like I was about to explode, BUT IT WAS ALL WORTH IT LOOK!

ANDREW HUANG NOTICED ME!

Given that he is one of my favorite Youtubers, this cheered me up considerably. For reference, he is the person who originally made that song “PINK FLUFFY UNICORNS DANCING ON RAINBOWS”. While I don’t particularly like the song, he still does lots of other amazing musical stuff.

Today was the day of the American Eclipse. I got to experience it at a college, where we got free chairs, food , and water. I took a few pictures with the glasses over the lens of my phone camera (without during totality), and even though they didn’t turn out too well, it’s still a good enough momento for me, along with the glasses.

Totality.

Totality also.

Not totality.

Slightly warped and also not totality.

Due to the eclipse, there was a large influx of people from around the world and country who came to Nashville, so I haven’t been getting any reception the entire day.

This post is made possible by Iverson’s generosity in giving me a log in for the xfinitywifi hotspots. Thank you Iverson.

That’s all for this post, thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom :0

Dictionary Taboo:

An acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary.

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Cubix Rubes

Got Brains

Hello there you Beatles. Tonight I am here to promote a song I made, which although pretty bad, still needs slight attention to soothe me. This was the song that you all voted on a long time, but I put the name as “End of The Road” or something similar, and I didn’t realize that it looked like it would be the end of the song I’d already made “The Road”, even though it was totally unrelated. Nonetheless, here it is now, on Soundcloud.

While i’m here, I suppose i’ll also apologize for the little hiatus of no posting from me. I just didn’t have anything to say.

Thanks for reading this post and hopefully listening to my song :3

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An updated scheduled LAY-#21

BREAKING NEWS!!! A special announcement will be up Wednesday August 16! Check it out here and on The Nerd and His Brother!

 

Hello there you life and yoers!

Life and You, the postest with the mostest. Including anecdotes about my life and questions from viewers like you! Basically to get the info on the random happenings of my life as well as some..interesting questions this is your one stop shop!

And to clear up some confusion, Literally My Life is the Life segment in Life and You, after LML ends, there is still much more LAY. Acronyms are confusing, but stay R.A.A.T.L.S and everything should be F.R.E.E (guess the meanings of these in the comments!).

With that being said, let us travel now to the land of

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So as you probably noticed I have not posted in a while. I have made sure my classwork load won’t be too extreme this year (not that I could reasonably find this out by a week of dumb activities) but I am now able to make my commitments for this semester.

So first, reasons why I might not post.

      1. Forgetful

Unfortunately being forgetful has plagued me forever (Or has it? I can’t remember)  but I believe I have the solution.

I will sit down at regular times to work on my plethora of posts.

And for LAY the everything but the life section can be written earlier too.

     2.Thirsty for ideas

Now this reason is something I can do little to control because when you hit a creative block it really does feel like bedrock.

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And yes I just made a Minecraft reference in 2017. Deal with it.

           3.Working really hark on posts 

As self indulgent this reason might sound I do put a lot of effort into my posts (especially reviews **coughspidermanhomecomingiscomingipromisecough**) and I might just not get a post out one day. I will still try to get every series post out on schedule but y’know it happens.

          4. Dead

I can’t do much about this one sadly. I hope that Riley will notify you of my passing if this is the case. If not and you get a scheduled post about my upcoming firearms presentation at the Rowdy Loudly Pouty Coyote Bar and Insurance Provider you might want to start sending those flowers to my family. Because it goes without saying that something bad always happens at the Rowdy Loudly Pouty Coyote Bar and Insurance Provider. Heck, you need a thick redneck twang to even get the first half to rhyme.

If I die, Riley tells you, and THEN a scheduled post from me being all cheery and talking about my upcoming firearms presentation at the Rowdy Loudly Pouty Coyote Bar and Insurance Provider comes out I imagine things will be sad and flowers will be POURING IN. But oh well, I’m dead.

 

All this to say that my official posting schedule from August 12-December 12 is…

Monday: Random Post

Tuesday: Life and You

Wednesday: Fav Five(or 4 3 2 or 1)

Thursday: TIP Life (until it ends, TBD after that point)

Friday: 50/50 (maybe you will get a post,  maybe you won’t!

Weekend: No promises

 

So yaya, post updates!

And as I mentioned before I started school a couple of days ago and this years seems to be going better than last year. Personally my schedules are fixed up and though we don’t have some teachers and a our band program is nonexistent, I am hopeful!

As I write this I lose hope by the second.

But I believe that is all for Literally my Life. If you made it down here comment #LML.

Done? Okay, come back up here from the comments because there is still a whole lot more.

Anyways my question from yesterLAY was basically ‘What are your thoughts on ticket scalpers?’.

See if you can make sense of what bittersweetlyirrevocable has to say:

i hate ticket scalpers, but i mean, who knows, perhaps a ticket scalper doesn’t know how else to make money because all of their money was on a plane to Tristan Da Cunha, but was mistaken because no planes fly to Tristan Da Cunha, and all of their money ended up in Pune, but say the ticket scalper was American and didn’t know that all of their money was in a random city in India, and when they got to Tristan Da Cunha miraculously, they discovered that they had lost all of their money. so the person somehow gets back to America and finds out One Direction is coming to their city, which completely sold out because I mean, One Direction. but the person got a ticket as a gift from a friend. as the person looks through twitter, the person realizes that a lot of obsessed fangirls were going to fly over to attend the concert, and the person thought, what better way to earn back my money other than selling a bunch of girls fake tickets and….

I was mainly talking about people who buy up all the tickets for an event and then sell them for more money. Y’know, LEGALLY.

These people are popular to hate on (much like Nickelback who’s music I’ve never had a problem with) but I think that these guys are doing everyone a favor.

1)

They see money to be made and they make it. We shouldn’t hate people for being smart, right?

2)

They are showing the managers and artists who put the tickets on sale that people are willing to pay much, MUCH more for those tickets. So in the end it is really Taylor Swift’s fault that scalpers get all that money. Artists leave money on the table, scalpers take it.

Ironically, I put Nickelback and scalpers together because they are both things love to hate, even though the one time scalpers don’t make any money is scalping tickets for a Nickelback concert.

But that’s just my opinion so feel free to trash my haircut in the comments like           level-headed humans.

But seriously thank you bittersweetlyirrevocable for taking the time to pen that incriminating comment.

 

My question today is one I want answered kinda seriously. So poll time!

This reflects the content I make so thanks for completing it.

Ah, the end of the post. Time to promote other posts all feeding into one giant post-hole that adds to my power every day!

Click the carnival ADMIT ONE ticket for the last LAYs. Click the golden ticket for my last post. And make sure to click the reel of tickets for all of my posts. Every single one!

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So that ends another Life and You, and as I want to say when I post twice in one day and then stop for 4 days:

LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH…..

 

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(Please Read and Vote) A Music Post

Hello there you prolonged awkward eye contact. This post is going to basically just be me rambling about my piano stuff, so if you aren’t interested in that stuff, don’t bother continuing.

As I am writing this, I have just sent Jamie a text about possibly separating E-Quality into two separate albums, a piano album and a regular one. Jamie agrees, so we might do that, but before we decide, you get to decide!

Before you vote though, here are some pros and cons.

Pros:

1. People who only want to hear either one or the other get to choose.

2. It’s a little bit easier to structure when they are separated.

3. We can spread them out over more time, and spend more time perfecting them before releasing them. Plus you will get more songs than a grouped album.

Cons:

1. We lose the power of the almighty musical interlude on the vocal album.

2. It will take a lot more time to finish the projects than if they were grouped together.

3. We could possibly lose our listeners that don’t exist yet if they aren’t a fan of the first to be released. They would probably avoid the second album if they didn’t like the first one.

That’s all of the pros and cons I can think of right now.

Please vote on this poll 😀

Thank you for voting 😀

If separated, these are the album tracks made so far.

Piano Album

Calamitous

Flower Flow *

Unnamed Song #1 **

Nightfall **

A Midsummer’s Ice Stream **

Jazz Spiderman **

Normal Album

The Road

Heartstrings *

Heavy Eyelids *

Alone All Along

Paper Flies *

* means they are finished, but will be edited.
** means they are not done being written.

As you can see, neither of these lists make it to album length, so it will be a while until we can call the separate “albums”, albums.

That’s all I can think to put into this post right now, so I’ll just thank you for reading and voting and be on my merry way.

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The New WordPress Band Blog!

Hello there you Kwik-E-Marts. This post is going to be relatively brief, but it should be exciting for everyone interested in that WordPress Music project! I created a blog for the project. Comment your email address on the first post on this website. Just so you know, none of the comments will be seen by anyone but me because I won’t approve them. I’ll add everyone that comments there as an author on the blog so that you can all post songs whenever you wish to.

That’s all for today’s post, i’m sorry if this doesn’t concern you and this is just annoying clutter in your WordPress reader.

Regardless, thanks for reading all the way down to here.

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Free Lunch #35

Hello there you emboldened signals of distress. Today is Tuesday, so that means it’s time for another Free Lunch. If you don’t know what that is, basically I just get a device and type for 5 minutes, trying not to stop. I’m typing on a computer that isn’t mine now, so i’ll have to edit in the pictures on my phone afterwards. This doesn’t really effect you at all, so I don’t know why I shared it.

Starting at 6:49.

Earlier this morning, and then well into the afternoon, I went on a Pokemon Adventure with Jamie throughout the city. It was fun, I got a ton of XP, ate some Wendy’s, which I haven’t had in a long time, and caught a Moltres!

Now would also be a good time to mention that on the day I was leaving Oak Ridge I was able to nab this Lugia!

This means that I currently have all of the Legendary Birds released in Pokemon Go so far, and Zapados shouldn’t be too difficult to catch.

In other news, that WordPress Album project seems to interest a lot of people, so I think it might actually happen! What started as a stray idea has now grown to a half stray idea.

In other, other news, in Clash of Clans we were generally doing well, but then we’ve lost two wars in a row. Luckily, our match now seems pretty easy, so we will probably be able to take them out easily.

In other, other, other news, on Piano, i’m learning a song from one of my favorite video games, To The Moon. The song is Having Lived, and you can listen to it here. I will probably make a video on my YouTube channel and feature it here once I can play the whole song to perfection. It’s one of my favorite piano songs right now 😀

That’s going to be all for today, as my time is up. This is a pretty lengthy post compared to how long the regular Free Lunch is, so I hope I maintained readership all the way to the bottom.

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WordPress Album Admin Poll

Hello there you silver sandwiches. This isn’t today’s real post (Free Lunch), and that will be coming in a bit, but rather this is just a poll. This poll will decide who is the administrator of the new WordPress album project. I included everyone who said they wanted to be a part of the project. The answers are randomized, but don’t vote for yourself because then we would have 10 votes spread evenly xD

That’s pretty much it for now, the new website will get created by the person who gets the most votes of approval in this post.

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Hello there you hallway doors. This is a follow-up post to the one I posted yesterday, which you can read here if you missed it.

Currently I have 7 people who said they were definitely interested, and 3 people who weren’t sure about being able to join. I think that’s more than enough interest generated to continue this!

I have a few ideas on what we could make this like, so here they are.

1. Everyone who wanted to could just put in a song, and without any real editing or anything, it’s posted on Soundcloud, Youtube, etc.

2. People can enter their own songs, and if anyone has experience in music-production, they can help edit and stuff.

3. We can do our songs, but try to collaborate on a song by recording our separate parts of the song, and layering them in a digital audio workstation like Audacity.

4. We should probably make a website outside of this?

Before we start with anything like that yet, I think that everyone who will help should put some information about their musical stuff.

For example, I am okay at Piano, Guitar, and Trumpet, and bad at singing and editing.

If people who have previously commented could follow-up with their own ideas and info like above, then we should be a bit closer to making this real!

That’s all from me for right now, let me know your ideas in the comments!

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A PROPosterous LAY #20

Wohoo twenty! But the first one is not even on the website for some confounding reason so when we celebrate our anniversary of LAY it’ll be for the second one.

I was going to a write one of my kind of serious, long, introspective posts but I am sleepy and don’t want to do anything wrong. So today you will get a Life and You, the very self explanatory series that I still find the need to explain. Basically talking about life, cool things, and talking to you, about you, behind your back. Though definitely not the last one!

Last LAY (well two LAYs ago, 19 was weird) the question was what time do you prefer most (day, night, midnight, the elusive mid-morning sunset) and the answers were

Night Time from: bittersweetlyirrevocable, Legendary randomness, and EclecticMusicLover

And 5 in the morning from: the_great_awesome. Props to you for being original!

And props to everyone who commented!

Props to everyone who read the last post too!

And props to you for reading this post!

Also props to you if you live on the planet Earth!

I can’t forget props to all humans!

Jamie spent 45 minutes propping up everything except the house he was building. The resulting slant in the house created a permanent dutch tilt for all residing in the abode. But after residence left the house the entire world seemed like a dutch tilt. The only ‘normal’ world was that crooked house Jamie built, and that slowly drove everybody in the house insane. They all mysteriously disappeared one day, and nobody knows why. Redundancy aside, legend has it that the ghosts of all patrons of the house whisper in directors’ ears, telling them to add dutch tilts into all movies they make. Soon, one day, all movies will consist of entirely dutch tilts. How do I know this? Well, I am a dutch tilt.Image result for scary dutch tilt

Hey, what are you doing in my post?

Uhh..nothing.

How you been filling my audience’s heads with lies about your ‘dutch tilt ghosts’?

Nooo…

I told you, that house was built on a slope, there was nothing I could do!

Ok fine, fine. I’ll leave!

Okay, thanks. Well guys, lets just continue the post with Li-

Jamie unleashed the ghosts upon the world, soon I will be in all of cinema. Comedy, drama, romance, whatever the heck the emoji movie is! Dutch Tilts EVERYWHERE! Okay I’m done, get back to your post.

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I have gotten back from TIP, and TIP Life is going to be released Mondays and Thursdays until the series is over. I don’t exactly know how long the series is going to be because I don’t plan very far into the future but Mondays and Thursdays right here on Riley’s Backpack. Also

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remember that? A podcast with me, my brother, and more often than not Riley? Well my brother and I have been brian storming (not a typo, a way of life) and we are starting production hopefully within 2 weeks. Rest assured Riley will be brought in for the process starting when I see him in the future.

And I also cleaned my room, exercised, and fell asleep today. More than I do on most days!

Hmm..

Oh right, we went school supply shopping yesterday! And I was so confident I picked up 2 graphing paper notebooks and walked out of the Target without a SINGLE LINED RING NOTEBOOK. I truly believe that the odd choices and decisions I have made are going to be majorly important when I get on a large plane flying from Australia to the US and crash land on an unknown island, so writing this kind of mishap down could be very helpful to be in the future.

That finishes up LML!

Question Time

This may sound like an off topic question for this LAY (probably because it is) but what do you think of ticket scalpers? Love ’em, hate ’em, feel some other emotion towards ’em, comment it below!

And before I forget, the winning Paul McCartney from Life and You 19 is…

Early/Mid Solo Paul and Wings Paul

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Personally a Paul I got to know more recently but really really enjoy listening to.

Well technically Ringo Starr won with 7 votes but I took the highest serious choice. I guess I know not to add silly answer choices now because you guys CHOOSE THEM EVERY TIME! So yeah, thanks to everyone who voted!

 

Moltres

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is out in Pokemon Go now, and I recently came into several premium raid passes. So tomorrow I’m going to go out on a raiding spree and make a Pokemon Go Pokemon Post! Also my adventures a couple of days ago with Pokemon will be in that post! So look for that Wednesday!

 

And yes, this disproves the uno, dos, tres theory about the legendary birds, but it also means Niantic is sticking to the catches by players on that team. So bringing up the rear Instinct will have Zapdos in 2 weeks (August 14). Lugia appears to still be spawning, so there is still hope for me on that front.

While we are on the subject of mobile games, my lack of Clash RoyaleImage result for clash royale

has merely been a lack of playing and a lack of interest. To me the game is kind of getting stale and the only fun thing is 2v2 if the person is with you IRL. I don’t know, maybe the new cards will make it better.

On that note the super special extra long LAY #20 is over. Thank you if you read this post all the way through that Dutch Tilt section, and thanks for reading my Life and You posts for 20 episodes. Although in the archives I can’t find the first Life and You, so if you locate it please, PLEASE let me know.

Goodbye everyone, and as I once said in a long lost episode of The Nerd and His Brother:

The Dutch angle, also known as Dutch tiltcanted angle, or oblique angle, is a type of camera shot where the camera is set at an angle on its roll axis so that the shot is composed with vertical lines at an angle to the side of the frame, or so that the horizon line of the shot is not parallel with the bottom of the camera frame. This produces a viewpoint akin to tilting one’s head to the side.

haha riley no more canted angle dictionary taboo for you!