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Isûphiryas Candidate | joined 03 January 2009 | 23 posts


Greetings from the snowbelt.... posted 15 January 2009 in WelcomesGreetings from the snowbelt.... by Isûphiryas, Candidate

Hello....my name is Shayne Van Oene. I hail from Walkerton, Ontario, Canada. Currently I am just over a quarter of the way through &quot;The Darkness That Comes Before&quot; and am finding it a quite intense novel. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> I like what I've read so far, that I already purchased the following two novels. My reading time is precious these days, so I rotate through three novels and a few other lighter reading books(ie: Lonely Planet travel books, railway history, etc.). Other than working, I spend most of my waking hours spending time with Amanda, listening to music, attending my nephew's sporting events, talking to my friends on the Lake of Tears forum(Swedish band), constantly dreaming of what life should be like and reading(of course).

I will hopefully have time in the future to banter about this intriguing forum <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->

Ciao ...... Isûphiryas view post


Now listening to... posted 16 January 2009 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Isûphiryas, Candidate

Currently listening to a mixture of albums from one of my faves called Lake of Tears.....

lately on the playlist....

Forever Autumn, Lady Rosenred, So Fell Autumn Rain and Making Evenings..... <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> view post


Now Reading... posted 16 January 2009 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Isûphiryas, Candidate

hmmmm Cnaiür....looks rather familiar to something protruding from my minute cubical bookshelf on my living room wall... <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: -->

....though that is not what I am reading at the moment.... <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->

presently reading a multitude of books at various different stages in each...

The Hobbit, The Darkness That Comes Before, Lonely Planet - Finland, Lonely Planet - Romania, Lonely Planet - Germany and Dragonlance Legends - Test of the Twins... view post


Other forums frequented posted 16 January 2009 in Off-Topic DiscussionOther forums frequented by Isûphiryas, Candidate

[url:1en996sn]http&#58;//www&#46;lakeoftears&#46;net/forum3/[/url:1en996sn]

This is my only regular forum that I post on.....it is like a home away from home...I am Inshaynathan there

unfortunately posting here always reminds me of all my friends that I rarely see from London.....uggh....where I lived off and on for approximately five years... <!-- s:( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" title="Sad" /><!-- s:( --> view post


Greetings from the snowbelt.... posted 17 January 2009 in WelcomesGreetings from the snowbelt.... by Isûphiryas, Candidate

Thank you Harrol <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> I quite like your signature....where does it come from?? or is it your original?? By the way, you will notice that I use &quot;...&quot; quite often in my posts. It is just a staple of mine and a way to connect fractured sentences or thoughts etc... You might say that I bastardize the English language a bit.

Glad to meet your acquaintance!

Ciao....Isûphiryas <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


Music..not generally... posted 17 January 2009 in Off-Topic DiscussionMusic..not generally... by Isûphiryas, Candidate

Quote: &quot;Nauticus&quot;:212xp0ni
I also like Pink Floyd, but I believe some of the best music ever created is the lesser-known bands.

Riverside, from Poland, for example. They play a Pink Floyd-y style, but it's completely original and complex, without becoming too much.

Porcupine Tree, as well. The compositions they create, in my opinion, are beyond what anyone's ever done.[/quote:212xp0ni]

I could not argue against the inherent lyrical and musical genius of either Riverside and Porcupine...I have been listening to Riverside for approximately three years now and never tire of them in the least....I would list them in my Top 5 musical artists that I have ever laid ears on! I have recently just began to listen to Porcupine Tree whom I love more and more every day. That being said, musical taste is exactly what it is.....though I have music that I love, but will not listen to unless a certain mood is breached at a particular moment in time.

Actually my favourite music of all time is as follows....Cocteau Twins, The Cure, Lake of Tears(has a forum that feels like family to me), Dead Can Dance and Riverside. Though at the moment I recommend a Riverside self-titled side project called Lunatic Soul....I cannot find the words to decribe this album accurately enough....*sighs*

finally to PF...

&quot;Just listened to floyd's &quot;animals&quot; at work today.... damn, i forgot how good it is....&quot; - Buckethead

honestly I am a Pink Floyd fan, but there is no album that I enjoy more than Animals....in my humble opinion... <!-- s8) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cool.gif" alt="8)" title="Cool" /><!-- s8) --> view post


Your First Time posted 17 January 2009 in Off-Topic DiscussionYour First Time by Isûphiryas, Candidate

In comparison to my younger days, I am not the reader I used to be. I started with Hardy Boys mystery books and an informational book called &quot;Tell Me Why&quot;. Actually the only classic that I enjoyed was Lord of the Flies. I think the two novels that influenced the reading I do now were &quot;Black Company&quot; by Glen Cook and of course &quot;The Hobbit&quot;. The other influence for me would have to be the pencil and paper role-playing game Dungeons &amp; Dragons. Realizing that there was more to reading than Shakespeare...which I appreciate more now than when I was a child....I probably called it a complete waste of time when I was younger <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> ......

...now that I have completely dated myself... <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: --> view post


Now Reading... posted 18 January 2009 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Isûphiryas, Candidate

Quote: &quot;Cnaiür&quot;
Isûphiryas... you almost sound like me, splayed out in the middle of several books, and series. Like attending a buffet and filling up a large dinner plate with everything and only eating bits of each, not quite finishing it all. <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->

yeah <!-- s:( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" title="Sad" /><!-- s:( --> <!-- s:oops: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_redface.gif" alt=":oops:" title="Embarassed" /><!-- s:oops: --> .... view post


Now listening to... posted 25 January 2009 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Isûphiryas, Candidate

The Killers - Everything Will Be Alright
Jeremy Soule - Marketh's Palace (Icewind Dale Soundtrack)
Prozzäk - Pretty Girls
Lake of Tears - Intro
Cocteau Twins - I Wear Your Ring view post


Greetings from the snowbelt.... posted 27 January 2009 in WelcomesGreetings from the snowbelt.... by Isûphiryas, Candidate

Obviously one of the reasons I liked it so much <!-- s:mrgreen: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt=":mrgreen:" title="Mr. Green" /><!-- s:mrgreen: --> Sarcasm definitely comes easy to me though I usually save it for the people that I distaste greatly... view post


Who Am I? posted 27 January 2009 in Philosophy DiscussionWho Am I? by Isûphiryas, Candidate

Who I am is an ever-evolving question that I try to answer from time to time, but never seem to come up with an significantly defining resolution to it all. I know where and what I would like to be doing at this present moment in time, but do not know how to get it accomplished. I know one thing...I definitely have not nearly filled my full potential as a human being nor am I satisfied with the status quo in my very existence.

When I have a little more time on my hands.....I will delve more into this fascinating subject <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


Now Reading... posted 03 February 2009 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Isûphiryas, Candidate

Finished Dragonlance Legends finally.....now onto finishing some other novels that I am currently reading plus another addition......Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje view post


Now listening to... posted 07 February 2009 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Isûphiryas, Candidate

Cocteau Twins - Pitch The Baby view post


Music..not generally... posted 22 February 2009 in Off-Topic DiscussionMusic..not generally... by Isûphiryas, Candidate

I agree that mainstream radio music can be a bit skewed and is highly overrated <!-- s:( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" title="Sad" /><!-- s:( --> .....the one thing that the internet has solved for us is the ability to listen to music (unskewed for the most part) and choose exactly the music that you really want to listen to <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->

....that being said....on my limited budget, I still like to support musical artists that I love as best as humanly possible! view post


Now listening to... posted 22 February 2009 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Isûphiryas, Candidate

I am always on the lookout for music that is &quot;new&quot; to me....so I am listening to the song in the above post <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->

.....no opinion yet....just listening... view post


Now Reading... posted 01 March 2009 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Isûphiryas, Candidate

In the middle of reading the other early mentioned novels.....I just bought Dragons of the Dwarven Depths - Lost Chronicles I by Weis &amp; Hickman....polished the nearly 600 pages off in less than two weeks which I have not done since I was a teenager... <!-- s:shock: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_eek.gif" alt=":shock:" title="Shocked" /><!-- s:shock: -->

....will have to get Lost Chronicles II soon.... view post


Now listening to... posted 01 March 2009 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Isûphiryas, Candidate

Radical - the 69 eyes.... view post


Favourite quotes, lyrics or just words..... posted 06 March 2009 in Off-Topic DiscussionFavourite quotes, lyrics or just words..... by Isûphiryas, Candidate

I'll start with a little song from The Weakerthans.....

Reconstruction Site

Well, I’m lost
I’m afraid
Rope tying down a leaky boat
To the roof of a car on a road in the dark and it’s snowing
If I’m more then it means less
Last call for happiness
I’m your dress near the back of your knees and your slip is showing
I’m a float in a summer parade
Up the street in the town that you were born in
With a girl at the top wearing tulle
And a Miss Somewhere sash, waving like the queen
Well beauty’s just another word
I’m never certain how to spell
Go tell the nurse to turn the TV back on
Throw away my misery
It never meant that much to me
It never sent a get-well card.

And I'm broke, like a bad joke
Somebody’s uncle told at a wedding reception in 1972
Where a little boy under a table with cake in his hair
Stared at the grown-up feet as they danced and swayed
And his father laughed and talked on the long ride home
And his mother laughed and talked on the long ride home
And he thought about how everyone dies someday
And when tomorrow gets here, where will yesterday be
And fell asleep in his brand new winter coat

Buy me a shiny new machine that runs on lies and gasoline
And all those batteries we stole from smoke alarms
And disassembles my despair
It never took me anywhere
It never once bought me a drink

These lyrics mean little on the surface, but mean so much more when listening to the actual song and how they are worded. John K. Samson is incredibly witty with his introspective songwriting. view post


Now listening to... posted 11 April 2009 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Isûphiryas, Candidate

Cocteau Twins - Milk &amp; Kisses view post


Now listening to... posted 21 April 2009 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Isûphiryas, Candidate

.....a must listen for Porcupine Tree fans....Steven Wilson's solo project entitled Insurgentes .....On Sunday I had this album on continuous repeat because I could not get enough of it <!-- s8) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cool.gif" alt="8)" title="Cool" /><!-- s8) -->..... while doing housework. gardening and relaxing.....when is all said and done, this piece of incredible written music will probably rank among the Top 10 albums that I have ever listened to.... <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> view post


Now listening to... posted 01 May 2009 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Isûphiryas, Candidate

currently....

Lake of Tears - To Blossom Blue.... view post


Favourite quotes, lyrics or just words..... posted 03 May 2009 in Off-Topic DiscussionFavourite quotes, lyrics or just words..... by Isûphiryas, Candidate

Quote: &quot;nonman_erratic&quot;:1msepr9p
I saw Theweakerthans at the Burt the other day...[/quote:1msepr9p]

.....disappointment starts to set in.... <!-- s:( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" title="Sad" /><!-- s:( -->

....wishing I could go and see many of the musical acts that I always wish I could hear live and in person..... <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: -->

How was the gig nonman_erratic?? view post


Now Reading... posted 07 May 2009 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Isûphiryas, Candidate

Sergey Lukjanenko - Labyrinth of reflections

Perusing and old file that was sent to me from a friend..... English Translation of the above book....

Might have to buy the original Russian version of this book and learn Russian while I am at it <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


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