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TAY: Open Forum - "Apt" Edition

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Helloooooo little TAY’ers. How is everyone?

So many things happened yesterday. I met up with one of my besties to discuss life, video games and whatever else. Sounds familiar...but anyway! We went to lunch at a new place where the pork rinds were covered in cheese, and the hot dogs covered with tripe. Good times. Kinda. It wasn’t so good actually but we suspect their dinner menu would have been better. Among other things I won’t divulge here since the day was very long and full of good things, we saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.


Too soon to discuss all things GotG2 with you lot (but people who have seen it, we need to talk sometime! I need to unload). But I did sit through all the boring trailers for upcoming films. Some weren’t so boring but a couple of things struck me about Thor: Ragnarok and The Mummy and how good one was while the other wasn’t. I’d seen Thor’s trailer before but I did not even know Tom Cruise was set to ruin another franchise. Okay, I don’t have much to say about the original Mummy but that new trailer.

As someone I know said, it’s the cross between Mission Impossible and The Mummy. What I noticed was how poorly used The Rolling Stones’ “Paint it Black” was for the musical cue to sell that thing, as opposed to how brilliantly Thor’s use of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” was. BRILLIANT.

This is how it’s done! I love “Paint it Black” too which is why it pained me to hear it used so terribly.

The best scores do wonders for your movies and games, people. Learn how to use them properly!


For Today’s Suggested Topic(s):

  • What game soundtracks are your favorites (I know I’ve asked before theme week) but more specifically, have there been any tracks which have been perfectly utilized for a particular scene in a game? Such as a big game moment made better by the track playing. Or an opening or ending credits scene. Share those with us!
  • What’s the perfect hotdog topping?
  • Today is #CleanYourRoomDay, TAY. Make sure you do as the National hashtag day dictates. MAKE SURE YOU DO IT, TAY. Though if you could have the perfect gaming room set up, what would it be like? What type of art would you hang on the walls, for instance, or how would you display your games. Of course, you may already have the perfect set up and hate physical things...

A little on the nose but so good.

As always, feel free to Talk Amongst Yourselves if ain’t nobody got time for music nerdry (I don’t even know but it’s a word now). Don’t forget that the Discord Chatroom is always around too for continuing, real-time conversations. If you wanted to give an admin, author, and/or friend a shout to tell them you love them and appreciate their internet availability: You can find them on the DirecTAYry.

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