Emptyeye

Author's details

Date registered: October 1, 2007
URL: http://

Biography

I am many things. Information Technology worker for a bank. Speedrunner of video games (A Google-provided list of my runs is here). Dance game player. Cancer survivor. What this site will primarily be about, though, it my music.

Latest posts

  1. A Way-Too-Detailed Analysis of Final Fight’s Continue Screen — June 6, 2017
  2. What Is My Stream? — May 5, 2017
  3. Thoughts on Twitch Affiliatehood — April 30, 2017
  4. The RPG Lounge- Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom — March 22, 2017
  5. The RPG Lounge- Wizardry II: The Knight of Diamonds (NES) — March 8, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. Post-MAGFest 8/Speed Demos Archive Charity Marathon Wrapup — 11 comments
  2. Connecticon 2009: Mission Accomplished — 11 comments
  3. On the Concept of Selling Out — 10 comments
  4. Give Me Wizardry! — 10 comments
  5. R.I.P. Cookies and Other Less Depressing Thoughts — 9 comments

Author's posts listings

Oct 04

Dragon Warrior Randomizer Tournament Match 3 Postmortem

My third match in the Dragon Warrior Randomizer tournament was a victory, albeit a bittersweet one. More on that later. For now, check out the race from my perspective here and here (My internet cut out mid-race, hence the 2 parts), or the actual race stream here. This was another tough beginning, although not quite …

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Oct 01

Dragon Warrior Randomizer Tournament Match 2 Postmortem

So my second round match…did not go as well as my first round match. I put up a good fight, but two big mistakes cost me a potential victory against NESCardinality. For context, check out the race from my perspective here, or the actual race stream here. The beginning of this seed was a challenge. …

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Sep 18

Dragon Warrior Randomizer Tournament Match 1 Postmortem

So my opening round (And actually the first match of the entire tournament to take place) match against RCTMid in the Dragon Warrior Randomizer tournament was a victory. More importantly for the tournament as a whole, it was a very close match, with me taking the win by 36 seconds according to Speedruns Live. If …

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Aug 02

Where My Gaming Is At

So of late, I’ve been playing a lot of Sid Meier’s Covert Action (GOG Galaxy says I’ve played it for a total of 45 hours and 47 minutes). It’s essentially Sid Meier’s take on James Bond, in that you play as a secret agent trying to prevent various crimes from taking place. What’s neat about …

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May 25

Album Review- Yes: Time and a Word

Album: Time and a Word Year: 1970 The Lineup: Jon Anderson- Vocals Peter Banks- Guitar Bill Bruford- Drums Tony Kaye- Keyboards Chris Squire- Bass Have I Heard It Before: Except for the title track, no, though with a caveat: A few songs from this album appear on “The Word Is Live”, meaning I’ve technically heard …

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May 11

Ace of Space

So about a month ago, Radioactive Rat, a streamer who, among other things, runs the SNES game Space Ace on a pretty snazzy cart, was doing a 12-hour stream. Thinking myself clever, I told her that, according to Motörhead, “For a 12-hour stream, the only game you need is the Ace of Space.” I then …

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May 06

Ninja Gaiden II Speedrun Tournament Thoughts

Putting this here instead of a PasteBin because, what the heck, I’m paying for a website, I might as well use it. Some thoughts on the Swiss rounds of the recent Ninja Gaiden II speedrunning tourney: (A brief note that when I say “the tournament”, I mean “The Swiss portion of the tournament”. I’m aware …

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Jan 30

Speedrun HOT TAKES! Post-AGDQ2016 Edition

Disclaimers: This will jump from subject to subject. Also, a confession: The organization leading up to AGDQ 2016 rubbed me the wrong way to the point I watched a total of probably one minute of the actual marathon “live”. From what others have said, the event itself went very well despite the terrible organization leading …

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Jan 14

Album Review- Yes

Album: Yes Year: 1969 The Lineup: “John” Anderson- Vocals Peter Banks- Guitar Bill Bruford- Drums Tony Kaye- Keyboards Chris Squire- Bass Have I Heard It Before: No Ask a more “casual” Yes fan where to start with their catalog chronologically, and most will point you to 1971’s The Yes Album, their third. Reviewers tend to …

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Dec 29

Yes! Yes!

One of the items I received for Christmas was the Yes Studio Albums 1969-1987 Box Set. While I would say my musical taste was more-or-less fully-formed by the time I really “discovered” Yes in college, I do like a lot of the Yes that I’ve heard, and they were an important, if indirect, influence on …

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