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#0, TbS 2 development notes
Posted by Gryphon on Aug-15-13 at 01:35 PM
I thought it could be fun to establish a thread for various random, peripheral, generally non-spoilery musings I might want to share with the class during the development of Goodbye and Hello, as Always. Here's the first one:

"The Toph Beifong Experience" would be a good name for a band. Presumably a loud one without much emphasis on big stage visuals.

--G.
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#1, RE: TbS 2 development notes
Posted by Bushido on Aug-15-13 at 02:31 PM
In response to message #0
They have 3 Drummers and only one Guitarist.

#2, RE: TbS 2 development notes
Posted by mdg1 on Aug-15-13 at 02:34 PM
In response to message #0
>
>"The Toph Beifong Experience" would be a good name for a band.
>Presumably a loud one without much emphasis on big stage visuals.

Formerly known as Spinal Toph.


#3, RE: TbS 2 development notes
Posted by BobSchroeck on Aug-15-13 at 04:42 PM
In response to message #2
>>"The Toph Beifong Experience" would be a good name for a band.
>>Presumably a loud one without much emphasis on big stage visuals.
>Formerly known as Spinal Toph.

The combined result of replies 1 & 2 would be a band which almost completely
self-destructs on stage every few shows...

-- Bob
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My race is pacifist and does not believe in war. We kill only out of personal spite.


#5, RE: TbS 2 development notes
Posted by mdg1 on Aug-15-13 at 05:43 PM
In response to message #3

>The combined result of replies 1 & 2 would be a band which almost
>completely
>self-destructs on stage every few shows...

On PURPOSE.


#6, RE: TbS 2 development notes
Posted by Gryphon on Aug-15-13 at 06:37 PM
In response to message #5
>>The combined result of replies 1 & 2 would be a band which almost
>>completely
>>self-destructs on stage every few shows...
>
>On PURPOSE.

Some say the Toph Beifong Experience did their best shows during the year Toph spent undead for tax purposes.

--G.
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Benjamin D. Hutchins, Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & Forum Mod
Eyrie Productions, Unlimited http://www.eyrie-productions.com/
zgryphon at that email service Google has
Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam.


#7, RE: TbS 2 development notes
Posted by mdg1 on Aug-15-13 at 10:32 PM
In response to message #6
That was their "Anarchy in Ba Sing Se" tour, if I recall correctly.

#9, RE: TbS 2 development notes
Posted by BobSchroeck on Aug-16-13 at 08:46 AM
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>That was their "Anarchy in Ba Sing Se" tour, if I recall correctly.

Ah geeze, we're going to see all this in an upcoming story, aren't we? <grin>

-- Bob
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My race is pacifist and does not believe in war. We kill only out of personal spite.


#10, RE: TbS 2 development notes
Posted by mdg1 on Aug-16-13 at 09:48 AM
In response to message #9
If Gryph wants. Certainly not up to me. :)

#8, RE: TbS 2 development notes
Posted by SpottedKitty on Aug-16-13 at 00:10 AM
In response to message #6
>Some say the Toph Beifong Experience did their best shows during the
>year Toph spent undead for tax purposes.

Is that the same year she "persuaded" Disaster Area into opening for them...?

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#4, RE: TbS 2 development notes
Posted by Gryphon on Aug-15-13 at 04:49 PM
In response to message #2
>>
>>"The Toph Beifong Experience" would be a good name for a band.
>>Presumably a loud one without much emphasis on big stage visuals.
>
>Formerly known as Spinal Toph.

"I swear, if one more knuckleheaded rock journo describes me as the band's 'visionary', I'm gonna track him down and bury his house."

"Actually, this article makes the point that the Toph Beifong Experience has two visionaries."

--G.
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Benjamin D. Hutchins, Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & Forum Mod
Eyrie Productions, Unlimited http://www.eyrie-productions.com/
zgryphon at that email service Google has
Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam.


#11, RE: TbS 2 development notes
Posted by starless on Aug-24-13 at 06:59 AM
In response to message #0
>"The Toph Beifong Experience" would be a good name for a band.
>Presumably a loud one without much emphasis on big stage visuals.

If you want to check something out in that neighborhood, you should have a look at Boris. A Japanese three-piece (originally four-piece) that flirts with the outer fringes of doom, drone and psychedelia. Even their quiet music is played at ear-splitting volume, involving feedback textures and layers of guitar and other sounds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gop_ugTatAI (This video starts out pitch-black, but the lights do eventually come up.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAr5VXXOGSQ (Official video for the two lead singles for the two albums they released simultaneously in 2011, "Hope" and "Riot Sugar." They cut back and forth between the two songs because they feel like it.)


#12, RE: TbS 2 development notes
Posted by Gryphon on Aug-26-13 at 01:48 AM
In response to message #0
"Wow. I must remember to show off for you more often."

--G.
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#13, RE: TbS 2 development notes
Posted by Bad Moon on Aug-26-13 at 11:47 PM
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Is the Goodbye and Hello an Amber quote?

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Jon Helscher

Oh God, it was me. I was the grognard all along.


#14, RE: TbS 2 development notes
Posted by Mercutio on Aug-27-13 at 00:13 AM
In response to message #13
"Goodbye and Hello, as always" is the last line of Corwin (the Prince of Amber, not the God) at the end of "The Courts of Chaos," the last volume of the Corwin Chronicles, yes. For some people who don't appreciate how awesome the Merlin books are, it's the last line in the Chronicles of Amber, period.

It's a pretty good exit line.

-Merc
Keep Rat


#15, RE: TbS 2 development notes
Posted by drakensis on Aug-27-13 at 01:39 AM
In response to message #14
>"Goodbye and Hello, as always" is the last line of Corwin (the Prince
>of Amber, not the God) at the end of "The Courts of Chaos," the last
>volume of the Corwin Chronicles, yes. For some people who don't
>appreciate how awesome the Merlin books are, it's the last line in the
>Chronicles of Amber, period.
>
>It's a pretty good exit line.

And at the end of the Merlin books, Corwin says "Goodbye and hello," which is the last _spoken_ line in the novels.