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A thirtysomething Brony from Pennsylvania with a library degree. I also have a Patreon.

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  • 223 weeks
    Update (Without excuses this time!)

    Guess what? I'm done writing the next chapter of Manifesto.

    I just need to give my prereaders a day or two to look over it, and then it'll go up.

    Until then, here's Despacito being played on a guzheng.

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  • 234 weeks
    Hey, everyone.

    I've somehow gotten out of the habit of posting updates. Oops.

    Anyway, you've no doubt noticed that I don't post as often as I once did in the past. This is largely because improvements in my life situation mean I have the wherewithal to engage in hobbies other than writing fanfiction.

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  • 257 weeks

    Goodness, it's been a while, hasn't it? You're probably wondering why my pace has slowed down on Manifesto. Well, there are several reasons, but the most relevant one is that I find myself rewriting large swaths of this chapter as I zero in on the best plan for Sunset to take. I'm basically going back and forth between two ideas that can't really be combined into a single one, and for

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  • 269 weeks
    New Story Incoming

    In case you missed my last blog post, I'm taking a break from the adventures of Celestia and Daring Do to write the next Petriculture story. At this point it looks like it'll be fairly short -- about two chapters long -- and I recently finished up the first chapter, which will be posted once my prereaders give it a final once-over.

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  • 273 weeks

    Okay, so here's what's going on with me.

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Floor Corn · 12:43pm Mar 3rd, 2017

Someone mentioned Brodyquest in the comments of my last blog post, which reminded me that I hadn't yet posted anything from Neil Cicierega's most recent mashup album. Well, time to fix that.

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This man is some sort of wizard. "Smooth Flow" still blows my mind every time.

What is the background music to this? It sounds so maddeningly familiar.


"Smooth Flow" still blows my mind every time.

Indeed. I would almost say that is is too good: there are (to my ears) too many different bits blended together that I cannot pick out which is which in order to fully appreciate the mashups.

I have always loved Crocodile Chop: Elton's cheerful "La-la-la-la-la-la!" and Serj's angry, shouty "DIIIEEE!" always brings a doofy smile to my face.

The song is an instrumental/electronic piece called "Popcorn" https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popcorn_(instrumental)
Hence "corn" in the title.

4442809 - If you liked "Smooth Flow," the new album has a different approach to "Smooth."


The song is an instrumental/electronic piece called "Popcorn"


I could have sworn this was from some recent anime/video game thing on Youtube (TouHou perhaps?). I looked into the history in Wikipedia Almighty and came away surprised and shocked. Hard to believe that it is nearly 50 years old and is contemporary with Come together!

Apparently this has been covered and sampled pretty much continuously for the last ~50 years by dozens and dozens of artists:

Oslo String Quartet

Fiddler's Green (!)

And this chap who apparently is a human Pinkie Pie. :pinkiehappy:

Back on topic, Mr Neil's ACVC threw a spanner in my mind's gears.

I still cannot believe he actually did that! Between ACVC, Crocodile Chop, Floor Corn, and now Smooth, I am absolutely going to flummox everyone at the next karaoke sing-along!

4443934 - You think those are good, you should hear "T.I.M.E."

And I didn't even mention the outtakes yet.

Yes, this is the sort of crazy-pants I expect from Neil C. I do wonder as to the entranced fascination with "All Star." Is it just the fact that it was so massively overexposed in the late 90s that it's left a hole in the collective national psyche?

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