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Curious - does anyone else here use IRC?
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grafovolaverunt 6 months ago

I used to back in the day but returning to IRC would be cool too!

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koshka 6 months ago

Same here. I was a heavy user from ~2002 to ~2015. @lolwut recently started an IRC channel for his website's visitors and I was thinking it'd be nice to have a general Neocities community IRC channel perhaps. It's a objectively superior and freer platform than discord (@spyware has taken pains to explain the problems with it) and a fitting place for a chatroom for this community, IMO.

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fragmentandreflect 6 months ago

that would be aweseom if you set something like that up

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koshka 6 months ago

I'm glad you're interested in the idea! I have a server that's mostly set up for the sole purpose of being connected to IRC 24/7 but has been derelict ever since the network adapter stopped working. I'm going to try to fix that some time this week and then set up a channel somewhere.

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koshka 6 months ago

Added analyses of the Sisters of Mercy songs "Flood II" and "Susanne" to the Reptile House, and replaced the sidebar on the Town of ZZT with a funky custom one that better suits the section's design.

fragmentandreflect 6 months ago

Woa your Sisters of Mercy write up is incredible. And I really feel a vibe in the design that’s faintly reminiscent of the album covers and the MIDI is awesome. I was a big fan of old school goth when I was younger and used to have most of their albums on vinyl though I never did a deep exploration of lyrical content and I love all of the research you did.

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fragmentandreflect 6 months ago

Just in general, your writing is really really good, I really feel a sense of strength and coherency in the way you express yourself. Sorry to read about the loss of your friend :( I love the conversation about the ocean as a living promordial womb.

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fragmentandreflect 6 months ago

just this one seentence was a bit confusing: "I have decided to dedicate this song to my personal interpretations of some of their songs"

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koshka 6 months ago

Thank you so much for your very kind feedback! I'm very grateful both that you read it and that you liked it! Sisters of Mercy definitely has some surprisingly complicated lyrics, and I love how it feels like I'm solving a riddle trying to understand them.

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koshka 6 months ago

It's very cool that you had the vinyl versions of their albums. And here I was thinking that I was old school for still collecting CDs, lol. I'm tempted sometimes to start collecting vinyls too. Thank you for catching that typo! I meant to write "dedicate this site", but screwed up. I appreciate you catching that. I re-read most of what I write many times, but unfortunately I am abysmal at catching my own typos.

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fragmentandreflect 6 months ago

Look forward to reading more lyrical explorations. I've had Sisters songs goign through my head since last night, I love the line "like a healing hand" in This Corrosion, and that music video, so f-ing good. I got a lot of vinyl in the 90's for pennies when it wasn't cool for a while and everyone was buying CD's.

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fragmentandreflect 6 months ago

If you do switch to vinyl it will blow your mind, it's such a deeper and more soulful listening experience..

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holeinmyheart 6 months ago

I am enjoying "Flood II". and i second @fragmentandreflect regarding your comments about the ocean

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koshka 6 months ago

@fragmentandreflect Thank you! I'm glad someone else likes these lyrical explorations! I like to listen to Sisters of Mercy whenever I'm writing/drawing, or just in a melancholic mood. They're very cathartic, but also good at making you think. Trying out vinyl is definitely on my list of things to do eventually, as I've heard many other people make similiar comments about the sound quality.

I just thought you might like to know that a small bird has recently taken up residence in our fireplace (which we, thankfully, do not use.) I thought the bird was stuck at first and tried to open the door so that they could return outside via the house, but apparently s/he is capable of flying away. We left the bird some food and they have since returned after it started raining outside!
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holeinmyheart 6 months ago

hahaha. birds find the weirdest (cleverest?) places to hangout/nest

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holeinmyheart 6 months ago

maybe it's a phoenix

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koshka 6 months ago

I decided to become a "cool kid" like Cyber-Witch, Lolwut, and others, and got a custom domain name for my website. From now on, you can access Koshka's Kingdom by going to "https://koshka.love". I have absolutely NO plans of leaving Neocities, so the old URL should also continue to work.

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koshka 6 months ago

I'm glad you like it! I was honestly shocked that it hasn't been taken yet. Love and the default Russian word for "cat" seem like a natural combination...

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