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#72511 Understanding Understanding

Posted by jmrobbinswrites on 15 June 2014 - 01:06 PM



Retraction!!!! RETREAT!!! ^_^

No, it has nothing to do with language.


I guess it was just a weird rant on my part because of recently upsetting someone without realizing how upset I make people. :(

I always say the wrong thing. As proven by the responses in this post. I'm not clear and I'm usually awkward. I know know all nerds are outcasts and awkward. Some of us are.

I saw some posts by Nerdgirl on here too. I saw how tense things got. I never spoke to her or replied to any of her threads, but the tension it created also made me feel that perhaps without a full picture of who we all are, there are going to be these moments of tension.


Retraction complete.


I really don't like upsetting people. I guess that's basically it.


Posted by jmrobbinswrites on 14 June 2014 - 05:50 PM

Holy cow! Yes, I have done LOTS AND LOTS of music. Very offensive gangsta thug stuff. ... well... ummm... not quite that.

I was half of the band "Not Quite Normal" and half the band "The A.V. Kids" and also did some demo stuff on my own, but I don't have the best equipment or anything, so my solo stuff are all just odd demos. But my first cd releases were: 1998, 2000, 2002, 2010.

In 2000, my song "Disembodied Body Boy" got some national radio airplay on the Dr. Demento Show (A novelty music show that is now just an internet show, but it started in the '70s.) and I got some local airplay with a couple other songs too. But keep in mind, this was all before the whole Youtube songs pop up all over the place thing.


HOWEVER, obviously I'm not popular for songs or anything, so I'm not the most confident about them, and don't really share them all that often. I can post a couple links to a couple different ones. I really only share them upon request, but it's just for fun. If you guys like 'em, you like 'em, and if not, you don't.


Oh. And I DID post my Dungeons & Dragons song in the Dungeons & Dragons thread.

Most of the Not Quite Normal stuff are song parodies.
The A.V. Kids music is new-wave type.
My recent stuff (recent like... 2 years ago... or so) was keyboardy rap style.
And then yesterday I recorded a similar kind of song for an upcoming live-stream web show that will be starting August 1st. I can't share that yet though because I was asked not to.

Sooo... let's see. I'm most proud of "Dungeons & Dragons" but I already posted that one.



Here are some Not Quite Normal solo songs. My brother stopped doing music, so these were all by me. They're parodies recorded in 2010.



I'm No Twilight Guy (Parody of Tik Tok by Ke$ha)



AC/DC (Parody of Maji Bomber by Berryz Koubou... it's a J-pop parody using just weird wordplay)





Here are a couple VERY OLD songs we did as "Not Quite Normal"

Disembodied Body Boy: (We were 16 when this was recorded) (My twin was lead vocals.)



Pretty Fly (For a Fry Guy): Parody of "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)" by The Offspring (My twin was lead vocals here too.)






Here are a couple that we did as "The A.V. Kids" We were 20 when we recorded these.



The Song I Wrote While Looking at Pictures of my Ex-Girlfriend (Lyrics/Lead vocals by my brother. Music/Background vocals: Me.)

I want to point out something: There's a line that sounds like it's homophobic. It's not. It's just about Rosie O'Donnell.




Fast Food Freddy: (I did this entire song. Music, lyrics, vocals, etc.) It's actually quite serious despite how it sounds. It's about being not following your dreams and how miserable it makes a person. (The mixing is also a little off.)



What Should I Scooby Dooby Doo? (Lead vocals/Lyrics: My brother. Music/BG Vocals: Me. I tried to make it sound like the chase songs from Scooby Doo.)








Here are some of the recent solo demos from my 4-track mixer and poor equipment.


Kung Fu




David Bruce










BUT ANYWAY. Those are a bunch of my songs. I have four albums worth... plus a lot of just... odd demos. I hope someone enjoys. I don't normally share these, so I don't expect the best comments, but if you like'em that's great. I quit doing music 2 years ago.


Posted by jmrobbinswrites on 01 June 2014 - 06:26 PM

Or we can band together and make all our dreams come true and take over like nerds are supposed to. NERD TAKEOVER *Tries to throw table, but is too weak, plus there's a D&D game on it, so I don't want to lose the positioning of the orcs*


Posted by jmrobbinswrites on 28 May 2014 - 04:28 PM

Hey! A depression forum. It's just the place I need to be. I want to get started on my next book, but feelings of massive guilt are preventing me from doing so. Writing the book I just finished caused my family so much dismay, and as a writer, I obviously need to get moving on to the next piece. Without going into too much detail publicly, out of respect for those involved, the time I spend writing a book makes my family think that if I was spending my time looking for a better job or something that it would be of more use. It's super important to me, and I'll never succeed if I don't keep at it. I dream of entertaining others, and that's another big problem. I'm always being accused of caring about making strangers happy and putting that before my family. I do feel that if I succeed at making strangers happy, as it's put, that I'd be able to support my family they way they wish.
Not only that, but I'm feeling quite a bit alone again. I know I'm not really alone, but I guess it's more feeling insignificant to those around me. I know what I do isn't important to them, and I hate not being able to share my joy and passion with people so close to me. I want to include them, but they just don't care.
I'm having to make some really big decisions about the course of my life over the next few weeks because nothing ever changes unless you change it. I'm not scared of change, but I do like to make sure I'm doing what is ultimately best. I don't know. The mixed up feelings of hopelessness and confusion are causing a bit of anxiety for me.
Thanks for listening,


Posted by jmrobbinswrites on 27 May 2014 - 02:31 PM

I'm still curious as to the answer to Robstar's question from the first post he made. What are the pursuits of the rest of you?


Posted by jmrobbinswrites on 26 May 2014 - 08:22 AM

Congratulations. Giving yourself a lot of goals to shoot for is nice because some will take longer, but as you're making progress in one, it will keep you motivated to keep at the longer/harder ones.

#71012 The member photo album.

Posted by jmrobbinswrites on 21 May 2014 - 10:59 AM

Okay. I need to figure out the embedding thing, but at any rate, here are some more picture links.

Here's one of me when I finished necromancy school. I had just summoned my new level 60 minion.





This is my color head shot picture (I've had 3 professional--ie: paying--acting jobs so far)






This is my b/w head shot picture



This is me from a webcam shot right now in my evil science lab where things went horribly... right. ^_~



Thanks for viewing... me!!

I hope it was not a saddening/cringe-inducing experience.  I had another picture I was going to link, but my mouth is wide open in a yawn, and I didn't want anyone sticking anything weird in there... so... I didn't post it.




Posted by jmrobbinswrites on 21 May 2014 - 08:45 AM

Thank you. I am in good spirits today. I got some nice feedback on the first 11 chapters of my book, so I at least know that nerds will probably like it. That's what I was going for. :) Still searching for better work though. I finished up at a virtual job fair a couple minutes ago too. I also took a walk as suggested because I was a bit antsy, and though it was nice, I was still too worked up to sleep until 1am... and then had to get up at 3:30am for work, but it was a short day.

At any rate, I do hope more good news is on the way, and I will keep at it with the writing. As much as I'd love to get started on a new book, I'm going to let my creativity rest for a tiny bit and see what news I hear about this one. I really think I did well with it.  I am off to more threads, and hopefully in the future, I can be a helpful ear to someone else here.


Posted by jmrobbinswrites on 20 May 2014 - 03:08 PM

I am borderline needing to use this thread... and not. In an instance like this, where I feel like I'm plummeting fast and not quite sure how to express it or even understand why, I am going to nap. I know I keep obsessively checking my e-mail, this forum, and my Twitter account. Just... over and over again, hoping for some form of good news about something. Just something positive to give me hope for my life. So... I'm going to take a nap (I have to be up for work at 3:30 A.M. anyway, and hope that when I wake up, things are better. Thanks for listening. Bye for now.

#70614 Two Chapters (Approx. 3000 words) Romantic Comedy About Nerdy Honor Students

Posted by jmrobbinswrites on 13 May 2014 - 06:17 PM

It's 65,000 words (I want it to be a fun, easy-to-read book), but I have to add in a couple extra scenes to account for plot adjustments and then make sure those changes are addressed through the rest of the book.
I really wanted to make a book that nerds could relate to because I was sick of high school only being represented by teens with huge family issues, or abuse, or drug use, or nerdy people liking popular people and all that stuff. I wanted a book that properly represented what my friends and I... and people like us went through. Something sincere that isn't mocking nerd culture or misrepresenting it. I can definitely keep you posted as to the progress I'm making. It shouldn't take too long (from a writing standpoint) to get it fixed up now that I figured out what I'm changing.


#70596 11 Things Atheists Can't Do

Posted by jmrobbinswrites on 13 May 2014 - 04:47 PM

It's good to know, once more because of this fantastic group of nerds we've got here, that I am not alone again. I told a guy I worked with a couple years ago that I'm an Atheist, and he ran away, calling me a witch. He had to return, because we were working together, and he just started asking me about witchcraft and why I would do that. I explained to him that I'm not a witch. I'm a wizard. Then I turned him into a baby and forced him to make E-Trade commercials.

#70557 What is something weird that you do?

Posted by jmrobbinswrites on 12 May 2014 - 04:40 PM

Also, when I'm looking for anything for more than a minute, I quote the Homestar Runner website and say, "Where's my cottage?" like Rather Dashing and then shout, "TROGDOR!!!!!!"

#70552 Two Chapters (Approx. 3000 words) Romantic Comedy About Nerdy Honor Students

Posted by jmrobbinswrites on 12 May 2014 - 03:40 PM



I am removing the first two chapters from this post because I have made so many edits to them that this is no longer an accurate version.


Thanks for those who visited this thread during that time though. :D

#70463 Interesting personality test

Posted by jmrobbinswrites on 10 May 2014 - 08:23 PM

I took it and got INFP type. That means I'm weak to Fire and Bug attacks, but resist Steel and Water... Maybe?
At any rate, I loved this test. I am trying so hard to understand why I struggle, what I excel at, what kinds of people I need in my life, and this test really does give me a clearer understanding and I feel like I make sense now... to someone anyway. I didn't realize that there's a whole group of people who understand me, as well as seeing there's a whole group of people that would actually PREFER to be around someone like myself.
This post is a little jumbled in thought, but I just feel like I should say that I enjoyed this test and hope I can use it as a guide to improve my situation in some manner. :D

#70408 Mentlegen, I give you... the man-taur

Posted by jmrobbinswrites on 09 May 2014 - 09:56 AM

That is a wonderful wonderful amazing beast. I laughed anyway... at its... sheer manningness? I'm leaving now... to find a real one.