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me @BZP

Posted by Pretty Hate Machine , Jul 26 2016 · 111 views

I might stick around for a little while longer


holy grail

Posted by Pretty Hate Machine , Jul 23 2016 · 166 views

I said I'd pop back in on special occasions and I think this counts

a couple weeks ago I dropped $40 on a copy of Machinae Supremacy's rare, out-of-print Redeemer (Underground Edition) CD. this was an independently-released limited run version of their second album that was only available through their website and has long since been discontinued, featuring a different mix and an alternate tracklist to its more common major label retail counterpart. they rarely ever show up for sale anywhere so when I saw it, I had to jump on it, and today it finally arrived.

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as the title states, this is basically a holy grail of my music collection. I'm stoked to finally own a copy.

updated collection picture:

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from top to bottom:

- Redeemer (Underground Edition)
- Redeemer (Retail Edition)
- Overworld
- A View from the End of the World
- The Beat of Our Decay (rare UK promotional compilation)
- Rise of a Digital Nation
- Phantom Shadow

also owned digitally and not pictured:

- Deus Ex Machinae (band's first album, available for free through their website)
- Origin (compilation of free singles available through their website)
- Arcade (compilation of free singles available through their website)
- Fury (compilation of free singles available through their website)
- Echoes (compilation of free cover songs available through their website)
- Jets'n'Guns original soundtrack (free through their website)
- Jets'n'Guns Gold EP (free through their website)
- Gianna Sisters Twisted Dreams original soundtrack
- Epic Fan Pack (odds 'n' ends collection briefly available through their website)
- Live at Assembly 2011 (HD live video officially distributed through The Pirate Bay)
- "Gerudo Valley" single (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time cover, free single released this year)

band's currently in the studio working on the follow-up to Phantom Shadow, which is supposed to be released later this year. I'll update this entry when the time comes.


on my way out

Posted by Pretty Hate Machine , Jul 11 2016 · 161 views

sup dudes, dudettes, and wonderful in-betweens

that annoying thing known as life that some people may or may not have experience with is catching up with me and as a result I've found it necessary to cut some things out of it, BZP being one of them

there's no hard feelings or anything, it's just time for me to move on

I'll still probably lurk every once in a while and I may pop back in on special occasions (my 10th BZPversary coming up in a few months, for example) but for the forseeable future I won't be active

if you wanna keep in contact with me I've got a tumblr (scythey) and a twitter (scytheyyy) which I still regularly use. be warned that both contain NSFBZP language and content, however

it's been real BZP, I wish you all the best (those of you who aren't backstabbing sociopathic scumbags, anyway~)


lego overwatch

Posted by Pretty Hate Machine , Jun 05 2016 · 432 views
sorry guys, my spacebar and 1 more...
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10 Cloverfield Lane

Posted by Pretty Hate Machine , Jun 03 2016 · 201 views

absolutely loved it.

without spoiling anything: 10 Cloverfield Lane is an all-around better film than Cloverfield, a very different film in some ways, a very similar film in other ways, and a worthy successor in every possible way.


some more updates and stuff

Posted by Pretty Hate Machine , May 27 2016 · 168 views

no jokes this time and I'll probably keep it relatively brief and casual cuz I'm just too tired

lots of great new music came out in the past couple weeks. there was the new Katatonia last week which is currently my AotY, and then this week new Architects and Thrice both of which are pretty killer. dude at the record store sold me the former a day earlier than the release date which is pretty cool. meanwhile I've been trying to work out a new organizational/storage system for my 750+ CDs and that's been kind of a pain (literally. those boxes are heavy)

also been catching up on this season's anime. Studio Trigger's Space Patrol Luluco is adorable and one of my favorite things in a while, although tonight's episode was kind of weird and felt rushed but still. I've also been enjoying Wit Studio's new show Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress. it's a little too similar to Attack on Titan (also by Wit) storywise but the animation is absolutely gorgeous and I'm liking the characters for the most part. Kiznaiver is another thing I'm really enjoying, it's also by Trigger but it looks and feels kind of different for them and I'm really digging the story and the characters. I've also been watching Mayoiga, although I don't know why at this point, since almost all the characters are really unlikeable and the story has kinda jumped the shark. beyond that I've started Tanaka-kun Is Always Listless and Anne Happy but haven't gotten far enough in either to make a judgment yet, and I've also still got a pretty long list of stuff I intend to check out at some point.

and finally (and most importantly), in addition to my continued quest for employment I'm probably gonna start taking art classes soon. haven't worked out the specifics but it's something I'm really interested in doing and I've already found a few options that seem plausible. maybe if this pans out I can eventually do art as a career, that'd be pretty cool

and that's it I guess. idk why I've decided to make these occasional life update entries here, my interest in this place is at an all-time low and I don't think anybody reads them anyway, but whatever


[UPDATED] Katatonia

Posted by Pretty Hate Machine , May 20 2016 · 693 views
music, collections
updated with the brand new album The Fall of Hearts, of which I just got my pre-order today.

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top to bottom:

- Dance of December Souls (2007 reissue featuring Jhva Elohim Meth...The Revival EP as bonus tracks)
- For Funerals to Come EP (2011 reissue featuring bonus tracks)
- Brave Murder Day (2006 reissue featuring Sounds of Decay EP as bonus tracks)
- Discouraged Ones (2008 reissue with bonus tracks)
- Tonight's Decision (2001 reissue with bonus tracks)
- Last Fair Deal Gone Down (2011 tenth anniversary 2CD reissue)
- Viva Emptiness (2013 tenth anniversary reissue)
- The Great Cold Distance
- Night Is the New Day (2011 tour edition reissue)
- Dead End Kings
- Dethroned & Uncrowned (acoustic reworking of Dead End Kings CD/DVD)
- Sanctitude (live acoustic CD/DVD)
- The Fall of Hearts (CD/DVD deluxe edition)

also owned:

- Kocytean (Record Store Day 2014 exclusive limited to 2,000 copies rarities EP on trans-orange 12" vinyl)

also owned, not pictured:

- Discouraged Ones (original 1998 Century Black US pressing)
- Viva Emptiness (original 2003 pressing)
- "Displaced" (digital My Twin single B-side)
- "Dissolving Bonds" (digital My Twin single B-side)
- "The Act of Darkening" (iTunes bonus track for Dead End Kings)
- "Wide Awake in Quietus" (iTunes bonus track for The Fall of Hearts)


some updates and stuff

Posted by Pretty Hate Machine , May 17 2016 · 342 views

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what's this? a new entry on Scythey's blog that isn't a music post, some kind of bait-and-switch, or unfunny attempt at humor? I know, I'm disappointed too. never mind, it has all those things now. crisis averted.

first things first: this is officially my new proudest moment on BZPower

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second things second (see, I can count): I got a drawing tablet and have dipped my toes into the abyss you call art. personally I think I'm pretty terrible at it but I started an artblog anyway (if you're dedicated enough you'll find it) and apparently people like my stuff enough to ask me to do art for them. I got the amazing opportunity to do the interior artwork for an actual upcoming music album that will be printed in an actual physical CD booklet, which is an actual dream come true for me.

third things third: speaking of amazing opportunities, two days ago I submitted a write-up for possible inclusion in a special featured article on a popular music site and today it was approved for publication. it's a large project that will feature a bunch of other writers and so far they've only got half the people needed so there's really no telling when it'll actually be finished, but still. also pretty much a dream come true.

and fourth things fourth: because this wouldn't be a good entry on my blog without some kind of music hype, new Katatonia album comes out this Friday and I should get my pre-order of the 2-disc limited edition by then. potential Album of the Year h y p e.



Posted by Pretty Hate Machine , May 16 2016 · 226 views
Im sorry
Digital Audio Tape (DAT or R-DAT) is a signal recording and playback medium developed by Sony and introduced in 1987.[1] In appearance it is similar to a Compact Cassette, using 3.81 mm / 0.15" (commonly referred to as 4mm) magnetic tape enclosed in a protective shell, but is roughly half the size at 73 mm × 54 mm × 10.5 mm. As the name suggests, the recording is digital rather than analog. DAT has the ability to record at higher, equal or lower sampling rates than a CD (48, 44.1 or 32 kHz sampling rate respectively) at 16 bits quantization. If a digital source is copied then the DAT will produce an exact clone, unlike other digital media such as Digital Compact Cassette or non-Hi-MD MiniDisc, both of which use a lossy data reduction system.
Like most formats of videocassette, a DAT cassette may only be recorded and played in one direction, unlike an analog compact audio cassette, although many DAT recorders had the capability to record program numbers and IDs, which can be used to select an individual track like on a CD player.
Although intended as a replacement for analog audio compact cassettes, the format was never widely adopted by consumers because of issues of expense and concerns from the music industry about unauthorized high-quality copies. The format saw moderate success in professional markets and as a computer storage medium, which was developed into the Digital Data Storage format. As Sony has ceased production of new recorders, it will become more difficult to play archived recordings in this format unless they are copied to other formats or hard drives.


friendly neighborhood PSA

Posted by Pretty Hate Machine , May 10 2016 · 306 views

if you live in the US and there's a primary in your state today and you're able, go out and vote

I want to vote in the primary but because of my current living/family situation and the way voting works in my state, I unfortunately can't. so if you have the opportunity to vote and you pass on it, I'm judging you extra hard today

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