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Note: No YouTube OST link has correct title. See in-game sound test.

Nintendo / Re: General Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
« on: April 23, 2017, 01:33:13 AM »
>Notices people posting in dead thread; feels happy
>Notices it's the North American 9th anniversary of PMD2 Time/Darkness (as of April 20)
>Notices that no one else noticed and feels miffed
>Decides to make a poem

That's how you Bespinben.

Nintendo / Re: General Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
« on: April 23, 2017, 01:18:02 AM »
A forlorn thread quickeneth
9 years since the Grand Tale was told
Time hath a-pined, for the Darkness within
Who shall proclaim its coming?

Happy PMD2 anniversary, nerds.

My complaints are purely aesthetic. As Latios' experiments show, the subject of my objections (namely, spacing and the entirety of the cross-staving scheme) are functional, something I fully admitted in my previous post. The results of said experiment do not necessarily negate my objections (Latios: "I don't see why you're complaining, Ben"), but it does show that what significantly bothers me visually may only be a minor nuisance to someone else. That said, I would expect that Olimar would be very open to consider Latios' newest point in favor of a one-staff solution, as it is an observation based on function, rather than "me no likey".

Honestly, if you're waiting for someone to endorse your notational choices, I don't think you're going to find it, at least, not within the circle of those who are conscientious of such things. I'm sure there's plenty here that are of a mindset that would acquiesce what you've presented for the sake of practicality, for the sake of NSM... and it is to those to whom I say go ahead and accept Olimar's sheet. Even after enduring criticism, he went further beyond and added precise time signatures to represent metric accents, painstakingly realigned note stems, and much more. Obviously the NSM standard has been met and exceeded manifold.

And yet... a polished terd is still a terd. But Ben isn't that a subjective judgement, based solely on personal aesthetics? Absolutely. However, if we can't agree on something as basic as recognizing that this is a highly functional, highly precise, highly academically informed piece of shit, then I'm afraid we have very little room to discuss much else in the realm of engraving, at least, as far as this composition is concerned.

You don't have to have 20/20 vision, years of experience as a player/composer/arranger/conductor, or collegiate training to notice the cramped the horizontal spacing that plagues this sheet. You don't have to have stacks of academic sources to see the un-intuitiveness of cross-staff backwards noteheads (as the definition of intuitive would dictate). Oh, but we're artists, so we can say that cramped spacing represents the claustrophobic mood of the piece, that it's some sort of daring, avant-garde non-traditional evolution of notation. No, it's not. It's just ugly.

Pushing the bounds of notation and conforming with public reception is always a balancing act. Sometimes you have to concede, sometimes you got to be a trailblazer, and sometimes (and by this I mean all the time) you have to just use common sense.

So I noticed that you're facing the problem of trying to find just the right positioning for your arpeggio/chord roll markings: can't go too far right because of accidental s, but can't go too far left because of the barline. Solution? Add space globally to the beginning of each measure. Here's how:

Select the Measure tool.
Hold down the SHIFT key and click to select a region of measures where this occurs.
Right-click (CONTROL+click on Mac) and choose Edit Measure Attributes.
Add a value to the Extra Space at Beginning field; I would recommend somewhere between 24 and 36 EVPUs.
Click OK.

Off-Topic / Re: Politics
« on: April 13, 2017, 04:25:48 AM »

Since Olimar seems to be enjoying this, I'll pick up where the train left off. I feel this quote has a lot of wisdom:
or use a different way to write it (you don't need to write it this way after all).

There's always a myriad of ways to express a thought, and sometimes you have to make a sacrifice of what you want communicate artistically for the sake of aesthetics (a blasphemous thought, but hear me out). Using cross-staff notation for the sake of visually representing the unity of parts works, but I feel that same notion is expressed (albeit less deliberately) with split voicings in the same staff:

I feel this notation best overcomes the challenge faced at measure 3, and others like it. I don't feel this notation is ideal (ex: to hide or not hide rests; to beam or not beam; 8ths or 16ths?) but perhaps this is a step in a better direction. Don't get so hung up on doing things one way that you don't experiment with all the possibilities.


Ya know, just maybe, some people care about notation. It's this dismissiveness towards discussion of notation that gives modern composers a bad rap. But hey, on the bright side, it's also why professional copyists and engravers can still exist in the era of digital music, so thanks for keeping me employed. I for one have quite enjoyed following this discussion, but it seems those intent on prioritizing PR over our craft do not. Thank you Olimar for defending your choices; thank you Pianoth for questioning them; screw off social justice bystanders.

Off-Topic / Re: Pictures/Videos Topic
« on: April 03, 2017, 09:18:56 PM »
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Off-Topic / Re: The Rant Thread/My Life Sucks Topic [Don't be pricks]
« on: April 01, 2017, 10:48:08 PM »

Off-Topic / Re: Jokes
« on: March 31, 2017, 02:35:23 AM »
"Dark" humor is in about the same tier as dank memes and ****posts. It's just for *teh lolz*

Why isn't Adam black? Because he gave away his ribs.

Also here to signify my alliance with the "has given up" squad.


First I've ever seen masking used on NSM. Awesome!

(I need to learn how to do that...)

Help! / Re: What key/time signature is this song in?
« on: March 11, 2017, 11:01:43 PM »
Hitchhikers Guide to Minor Key Accidentals:
1 - diatonic
b2 - parallel Phrygian
2 - diatonic
b3 - diatonic
3 - Picardy 3rd
4 - diatonic
#4 - 3rd of V/V secondary dominant (note: b5 is uncommon)
5 - diatonic
b6 - diatonic
6 - parallel Dorian
b7 - diatonic
7 - raised 7th of harmonic minor

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