Nick Parker

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  • Birthday 07/05/93

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  1. When was the last time John Williams wrote something as down-to-the-ground brutal as the last minute of Chrome Dome?
  2. What are you thankful for?

    It's been very tough for me adapting to a new city: new environment, new people, and a whole host of other hardships. I'm grateful for the friends I've made that are creating my "network", and that I've had the strength to keep moving forward in spite of some intense fears.
  3. What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Newer films)

    Interesting to read a more positive leaning review. Every one I've read so far makes it sound like another Suicide Squad.
  4. Video Game Thread II

    The Persona series is pretty obnoxious to me, but Persona 5, this one is real special. And the music for it is great, Shoji Meguro is one of my favorites. I love that he's got his own thing going on and doesn't feel chained to the "lush orchestral" factory work that some other Japanese media is ripe with, especially RPGs. (I promise I'm not telling you this to scare you away ) Can't check at the moment, is this the phone one? If so, is it a legit Fire Emblem game, or does it feel like a "lite" version?
  5. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Attack of the Clones has so many moments that feel like perfect Star Wars to me, I'm genuinely surprised that it's not regarded better than it is. In fact, it has that "Star Wars sound" to me in a way far more genuine and intrinsic than the scores it's sandwiched by. It's got such a fresh and vibrant sound, great variety while still having a clear and consistent tone... with this, Minority Report, and Catch Me if You Can, 2002 was an amazing year for Williams. Didn't the Yo Yo Ma album also come out in 2002? Holy crap.
  6. On JWFan, track titles are what he should be concerned with least, when it comes to negative reactions.
  7. Video Game Thread II

    Yeah, they have a Switch with Super Mario Odyssey preloaded onto it. From Monday to Thursday we have an hour lunch; I cook and bring my food to work, so after about ten minutes or so I have the rest of the break to do whatever.
  8. Danny Elfman's JUSTICE LEAGUE (2017)

    With some exceptions (Batman Returns Forever!), I can't really go back to his older older stuff--we had briefly touched on this in the thread @Blumenkohl made about removing items from our music collection. His heart was definitely in the right place, he was very creative, and music wasn't as relatively feared as current times in the eyes of movie studios, audiences, etc. (please note that I'm not making this some whack-ass orchestra vs. synth or whatever debate). And he was also very very new to composing. I respect him for putting in the tremendous effort and not shying away from being deeply ambitious, but with a lot of his scores from that early era (80s to earliest of the 90s), I get a certain...hollowness from them. Like there's something solid missing, some kind of weight or core that's not there.
  9. Video Game Thread II

    So I played the game a couple times at work (the desert level, where you ultimately fight the big dude with the fists). I thought it was very charming, but a lot of it was stuff I had seen before the game was released (going NES Commando, controlling a Bullet Bill, etc.) I also felt like it's a game that would benefit from a more intimate home experience, whenever I pick up a Switch I'll be sure to get a copy of the game, too.
  10. The Quick Question Thread

    Thanks! So @The Doctor, is the stretch you refer to "Heroes Collide" to "Revenge of the Sith"?
  11. The Quick Question Thread

    @The Doctor You've mentioned a few times about how much you love the last 40 minutes or so of the Revenge of the Sith music, the action climax...could you give me a list of the tracks you're referring to? (Is there a common set of names that people who make fan versions use?) I'm not too familiar with what's beyond the OST, and I'd like to hear what you're talking about.
  12. Danny Elfman's JUSTICE LEAGUE (2017)

    While I can't speak for the score specifically since I haven't listened to much, I find it interesting that so many take what a man's worked on for weeks or more, and write it off--be it one way or another--in a day or so, a single listen. I know it's a common criticism of criticism, but I've become more and more aware of it in the recent years. I remember severely disliking Hellboy II when I first listened to it, but as I kept coming back and hearing more and more of the intricacies that Elfman composed, I came to enjoy it much more, and now consider it something of a favorite.
  13. Video Game Thread II

    Haha, don't worry about it amigo.
  14. Video Game Thread II

    It's one of my favorites! (I shared an anecdote or two a couple pages back, must've slipped your mind ) Outside of the employee cafeteria, in the courtyard there's a life-sized Guardian statue poised and ready to strike! Photos of it aren't allowed to be shared online, though.
  15. Video Game Thread II

    Haha, yeah, I discovered that the hard way as well. It's not too too difficult to replace the battery, they're common and pretty cheap; the most difficult part of it is the ridiculous screw on the cartridge. If you get through it, just take a picture and send it to the government, they'll put you on top salary security instantly. Silver still holds up for me, I enjoyed the adventure of finding cool new Pokemon, and as an adult I appreciated the strategic elements more (and of course the music is awesome). That said, I can't find myself to care about a new Pokemon, and I'm not entirely sure why...maybe the creatures themselves and/or the world just don't do it for me anymore? I've also become a bit of an "anti-collector" as I've grown older, so trying to track down these lame-ass creature dudes as a goal just doesn't appeal to me as a feature in itself. For "capture monsters and battle with them", I've turned to Shin Megami Tensei. Because of my apathy, I was wondering what you would look forward to in a new Pokemon game.