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Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: Goose Goose Honk At Me Now on April 09, 2013, 03:06:59 pm
I honest to god think an episode about those kinds of blogs, coming from their bloggers, would be tremendously entertaining and do as much to clear up misconceptions as the Furries and Asexuals did. The people who shriek into the void that they are truly Homestuck trolls and that demisexuals are more oppressed than gays and lesbians likely won't change their mind, but it would make a really handy resource to point to, especially for anyone who thinks they have a friend who's in danger of slipping into that hole.
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: count_actuala on April 09, 2013, 03:13:59 pm
Irregular: Atrocity Tourist Edition.

I love it.
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: Alpha Starsquatch on April 09, 2013, 03:49:33 pm
I would love to listen to an interview with melted-snowflake, though even if Irregular agreed I don't think you'll find her anytime soon. She hasn't been active in six months, sadly. But I respect her tremendously for the compassion she shows when she calls out the problems with otherkin (and I delight in how angry they get and how helpless they are, because she's too nice to be accused of harassment).

However! Ammolite and Amethyst of something-is-not-right-here were W-E's partners in crime and are still around. There's another person who used to catalouge this sort of thing. They had a short url whose name I can't remember (I think the name started with a t or an r?), and referred to the blog as an "artwork nearly complete".
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: Lemon on April 09, 2013, 09:45:46 pm
Actually, that's not a bad idea.

This is honestly the first I've ever heard of Melted-Snowflake. But maybe her (him?) with Watchful-Entity and Lou Fernandez could be fun. My guess however is that the person(s) responsible for Watchful-Entity is intensely private and wouldn't want his voice on a radio show.

That's just a guess though.
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: count_actuala on April 09, 2013, 09:48:33 pm
This is honestly the first I've ever heard of Melted-Snowflake. But maybe her (him?) with Watchful-Entity and Lou Fernandez could be fun. My guess however is that the person(s) responsible for Watchful-Entity is intensely private and wouldn't want his voice on a radio show.
Lemon, April 09, 2013, 09:45:46 pm
Put them on a voice filter like eye witnesses on Dateline.
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: Goose Goose Honk At Me Now on April 09, 2013, 10:01:36 pm
Seconding the voice filter. There must be programs and apps that'd do it.

Does Lou get as much hate as w-e did, out of curiosity? I haven't listened to him in a while, though lo these many moons ago his Stoner Moments reading sang me to sleep like The F Plus does now.
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: One Of The Crappy Pokemon That Nobody Likes on April 10, 2013, 03:27:56 am
I would love to listen to an interview with melted-snowflake, though even if Irregular agreed I don't think you'll find her anytime soon. She hasn't been active in six months, sadly. But I respect her tremendously for the compassion she shows when she calls out the problems with otherkin (and I delight in how angry they get and how helpless they are, because she's too nice to be accused of harassment).

However! Ammolite and Amethyst of something-is-not-right-here were W-E's partners in crime and are still around. There's another person who used to catalouge this sort of thing. They had a short url whose name I can't remember (I think the name started with a t or an r?), and referred to the blog as an "artwork nearly complete".
Al, April 09, 2013, 03:49:33 pm

You're probably thinking of "okamp" which I believe was short for "otherkin and multiple posts." There are others out there now too, like galleryofthestrange, which reblogged some fucking absurd reptoid blogs. God, I hope I can find those again!
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: Alpha Starsquatch on April 10, 2013, 09:06:36 am
Aha, it was definitely okamp. I think I know one of the reptilian posts you may be referring toŚ I found it through Gallery of the Strange and, thankfully, saved the link in my Reptilians document:

http://nixieblaise.tumblr.com/post/40190315783/reptilians-and-otherkin-therians
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: Goose Goose Honk At Me Now on April 10, 2013, 11:01:35 am
I would love to listen to an interview with melted-snowflake, though even if Irregular agreed I don't think you'll find her anytime soon. She hasn't been active in six months, sadly.
Al, April 09, 2013, 03:49:33 pm
She seems to have come out of hiding, at least as a commentator on the w-e situation.
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: Alpha Starsquatch on April 10, 2013, 11:04:00 am
I would love to listen to an interview with melted-snowflake, though even if Irregular agreed I don't think you'll find her anytime soon. She hasn't been active in six months, sadly.
Al, April 09, 2013, 03:49:33 pm
She seems to have come out of hiding, at least as a commentator on the w-e situation.
Cuddlesquid, April 10, 2013, 11:01:35 am

:D This definitely wasn't here last time I checked. Damn, I'm excited.

EDIT: Should we take the opportunity to message her about a potential interview?
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: count_actuala on April 10, 2013, 11:14:32 am
I would love to listen to an interview with melted-snowflake, though even if Irregular agreed I don't think you'll find her anytime soon. She hasn't been active in six months, sadly.
Al, April 09, 2013, 03:49:33 pm
She seems to have come out of hiding, at least as a commentator on the w-e situation.
Cuddlesquid, April 10, 2013, 11:01:35 am

:D This definitely wasn't here last time I checked. Damn, I'm excited.

EDIT: Should we take the opportunity to message her about a potential interview?
Al, April 10, 2013, 11:04:00 am

1. I want links! I'm her biggest fan!

2. Yessss!
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: Alpha Starsquatch on April 10, 2013, 11:22:34 am
A question from her was posted on the front page of something-is-not-right-here.tumblr.com
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: Goose Goose Honk At Me Now on April 11, 2013, 09:39:48 am
http://melted-snowflake.tumblr.com/post/47686298294/on-watchful-entity

Melted-snowflake, like the spring or Batman, returns when we need her most.

Al, if you haven't already messaged her, I suggest doing it now.
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: Alpha Starsquatch on April 20, 2013, 09:09:26 am
So I got a response from M-S regarding whether she would be interested in an interview. Her response is that she wouldn't mind discussing her experiences, but she doesn't want her voice out there for angry otherkin to hear. Full ask and reply included below.
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: count_actuala on April 20, 2013, 09:18:01 am
Tell her we can modulate her voice to sound like Darth Vader.
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: Isfahan on April 20, 2013, 10:11:59 am
With Audacity, if you figure out how the voice has been altered, you can just apply alteration in the opposite direction and undo it. I'm not saying this would happen, I'm saying it's possible, and who knows the kind of dedication that Detective Dragonwolf Lokifucker would have regarding this?
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: count_actuala on April 20, 2013, 10:25:59 am
Don't underestimate Detective TV Tropes.
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: Lemon on April 20, 2013, 11:17:13 am
In all seriousness though, if she's worried the voice will be enough of a giveaway, it's kind of a non-starter.
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: Alpha Starsquatch on April 20, 2013, 11:51:24 am
In all seriousness though, if she's worried the voice will be enough of a giveaway, it's kind of a non-starter.
Lemon, April 20, 2013, 11:17:13 am

Yeah, I was thinking the same. I was waiting for some feedback from you guys before pursuing the matter with her.
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: One Of The Crappy Pokemon That Nobody Likes on April 20, 2013, 12:20:28 pm
I'm sorry but the :( made me laugh. It makes it sound like she's not mad at angry otherkin stalkers for trying to ruin people's lives. She's just, you know, disappointed.

"C'mon you guys calling my house with death threats and harassing my family isn't very polite :("
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: KingKalamari on April 20, 2013, 04:23:26 pm
In all seriousness though, if she's worried the voice will be enough of a giveaway, it's kind of a non-starter.
Lemon, April 20, 2013, 11:17:13 am

She could always use one of those text to speech things. It would be like interviewing Stephen Hawking!
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: Goose Goose Honk At Me Now on April 20, 2013, 04:34:08 pm
In all seriousness though, if she's worried the voice will be enough of a giveaway, it's kind of a non-starter.
Lemon, April 20, 2013, 11:17:13 am

She could always use one of those text to speech things. It would be like interviewing Stephen Hawking!
KingKalamari, April 20, 2013, 04:23:26 pm

Or you could do a text interview and do either of the following:
A) post it as a supplementary doc, or
B) do what Acier did that one time and have Lemon read his part of the dialogue while text-to-speech reads hers.
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: Alpha Starsquatch on April 20, 2013, 04:38:32 pm
All interesting ideas. If the Ridiculists like any of these, you guys want me to go ahead and offer this? Would you rather do it yourselves? Any contact info you want me to give her if she wants to get in touch with you for a text interview?
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: fluffy on April 26, 2013, 06:22:14 pm
Reaper has a voice-transform plugin that works really well (it's on par with Logic's, which is also really good, and both are WAY the fuck better than Audacity) and there's a free trial which is ostensibly 60-day but apparently even after 60 days it keeps working just fine, it just nags you at startup. (And the full app is only $60 anyway.)

I can provide some samples of it when I get home, if that would help.
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: Delcat on April 27, 2013, 08:56:33 pm
...and there's a free trial which is ostensibly 60-day but apparently even after 60 days it keeps working just fine, it just nags you at startup.
fluffy, April 26, 2013, 06:22:14 pm

Does it do it in a really passive-aggressive way, like WinRAR?  I always think I can hear it sobbing when I close the notification pop-up.  "THIS SOFTWARE EXPIRES AFTER THIRTY DAYS.  PLEASE BUY THE FULL VERSION.  PLEASE."
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: fluffy on April 27, 2013, 10:37:47 pm
I have no idea.  My understanding is it just says "To keep using Reaper past the trial period, you must buy a commercial license" and lets you keep using it with no problems. The official word from Cockos is that they'd rather trust the user to "do the right thing" than to potentially mistakenly punish people who did get a license and have that fail to work for whatever reason (like losing their license file or whatever).

Oh, and the license file is just a PGP-signed chunk of plain text without any real access control or duplication checks or whatever.

Really, it's by far the most ethical, permissive, cooperative, and nice music software activation process I've ever seen.

(Another nice thing about Reaper: At least on the Mac, there's no installer, it's just a single self-contained app bundle. No bloat, no bullshit, no evil pernicious system hooks - it's just a nice, clean, standalone app that makes use of what it can find and doesn't make a mess to clean up later.)
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: fluffy on April 27, 2013, 10:49:30 pm
Here was a very very simple test (http://beesbuzz.biz/crap/vocal-xform.mp3) and it's got quite a nice range of options (much moreso than Logic's, as it turns out).  There's a few other vocal transformation effects, too, like a vocoder (so you could make them sound like a robot).
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: Delcat on April 27, 2013, 10:51:12 pm
Ooooh, shiny.  Consider yourself bulbed in spirit, I collect software I'll never use like a magpie.
Title: Would Irregular interview Watchful-Entity, Melted-Snowflake, or the like?
Post by: fluffy on April 28, 2013, 11:04:28 am
A more realistic example of some of the things it can do (http://beesbuzz.biz/crap/f+/voc-xform-2.mp3)