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Everything posted by Derek™

  1. PO - Brand New - Science Fiction

    Orange-black swirl. One of the nicer variants out there for the album, in my opinion. Very autumn.
  2. Haven't read all 15 pages of this thread, but is anyone willing to give a quick rundown on why the band is allowing everyone and their mom to handle a press of this record? Are they sending masters and plates out to everyone with access to a plant? Is it a gigantic parody of the fans who were going nuts for variants of their last albums?
  3. FS: Brand New Your Favorite Weapon TP

    Very interested in making an offer on this but only if you’re willing to discuss the price over Skype webcam. PM me for details.
  4. I exhausted the last of my faith in this band a long, long time ago.
  5. It'll be enough to draw me back for a bit but I'm sort of underwhelmed that the new "raid" content is just a brand new (but shorter) expansion to Leviathan. New bosses and encounters are cool, but they're clearly going to do the same thing for Expansion II, and I think I'll be pretty sick of the gold and purple aesthetic of everything by then. They weren't all winners, but at least D1 raids were complete changes of scenery after forking over the $30 or whatever they cost.
  6. That's just shit RNG though. And I'm in the same boat; still missing a few random Exotics – some of which I really have no desire to get – but the grind to max level was breezy.
  7. PO - Brand New - Science Fiction

    They call them trolls / they shitpost fast and alone. One hundred trash pages / of a pre-order gone wrong.
  8. 30 Sold How why in the fuck? Money is finite and we all eventually die. I wonder if that dude will use his final moments to reflect on life and how greasily he lived it, flipping fucking Britney Spears records in 2017. Kind of remarkable.
  9. Leave it to classic Glassjaw to pull some bullshit on a new album before there’s even a new album. 15 years later and nothing has changed.
  10. PO - Brand New - Science Fiction

    In all seriousness it is kind of shitty that the rest of the band’s writing and performances – especially considering how long it took – has to suffer in both reputation and potential sales on account of 1 person’s life choices from a decade ago. Not much of anything they can do, but still a bummer on their end.
  11. PO - Brand New - Science Fiction

    Every canceled pre-order and all discarded store stock – in an effort to prevent Jesse from upgrading his webcam – is actually a tiny obstacle along his path to maintain help and keep his demons at bay. You think therapy is cheap? If you're canceling your order you're basically a pedophile. Just so you know.
  12. PO - Brand New - Science Fiction

    How old do you think the girls are on the album art for Sci-Fi? Was this photo selected for a reason? Did it predict Jesse’s past coming back to haunt him? They appear to be diving or leaping – perhaps from the car and residence. Could this be them freeing themselves from the personal hell (license place SOS 666) they’ve been wrestling with for the past decade? What does it all mean?
  13. PO - Brand New - Science Fiction

    What a silly suggestion.
  14. The ones I have are, yeah. They’re sort of textured with a fabric for the jacket.
  15. PO - Brand New - Science Fiction

    Why bother? We’ll all politely refuse but he’ll do it anyway.
  16. I thought most all SP releases featured a first press /350 with the textile covers, and subsequent, larger presses without the textured packaging?
  17. PO - Brand New - Science Fiction

    Kind of makes you wonder how the people who paid $300-$400 for the "early" Sci-Fi CDs feel right about now.
  18. PO - Brand New - Science Fiction

    Delayed thanks to extended production time, to fortify the sleeve so you can’t break it over your head for Likes.
  19. PO - Brand New - Science Fiction

    Well, I mean, I can in fact use the phrase “devil’s advocate” to describe my post. dev·il's ad·vo·cate ˈˌdevəlz ˈadvəkət/ noun a person who expresses a contentious opinion in order to provoke debate or test the strength of the opposing arguments. "the interviewer will need to play devil's advocate to put the other side's case forward" historical the popular title of the person appointed by the Roman Catholic Church to challenge a proposed beatification or canonization, or the verification of a miracle. If this whole allegation could be metaphorically painted as a tug-of-war match between Lacey and this girl, I was more interested in seeing the knot placed neutral and center before seeing Lacey metaphorically (and literally) dragged down and pulled through the mud with nothing concretely established. That’s a contentious opinion that has undoubtedly provoked debate. Your posts imply that I’ve wanted to grab the rope alongside Jesse and yank “lol crazy ocd girl” down, face first, and discredit everything she’s said. Couldn’t be further from the truth. I’m not someone who will be investigating the case – because she did press charges, right? – nor will I be assessing how much impact any sort of mental disorder may or may not have on someone’s credibility, whether it puts extra demand on an investigation, etc. That’s not up to me. But considering what bipolar disorder is – you don’t need me to copy and paste a WebMD definition for that, do you? – I thought it was a fair piece of the puzzle to assess in the grander scheme. I also don’t think that makes me a monster but you’re inclined to feel however you’d like to feel about it.
  20. PO - Brand New - Science Fiction

    I think that this is what it ultimately boils down to. I mean, I literally prefaced the paragraph with “to play devil’s advocate” because I knew it presented a slim, unpopular opinion that balances out the more widely accepted line of thought. There are some reactions and responses so far - pre-band statement - that truly feel like the most Fiction part of the thread, akin to; ”Hey guys, maybe we should wait for more accusations or a statement from the band before putting someone on full blast? Does that seem reasonable or shoul–“ ”FUCK YOU, YOU PIECE OF SHIT. Absolutely disgusting. I bet you’re a closet pedophile yourself, aren’t you? You fucking miserable excuse for a human being. How dare you?” Not into that.
  21. PO - Brand New - Science Fiction

    I guess I’ll just agree to disagree, then. Not once did I say “okay well that girl is openly bipolar so she probably just made this whole thing up”. If that’s how you’d like to interpret my post, okay, you’re welcome to go for it. But it’s not what I said. Before developments were made and hollow apologies were posted, I was in a camp of people willing to hear about more evidence or facts surface before jumping to one conclusion or another. I feel like I’m being put on full blast because I didn’t immediately side with the first allegation, and because I took a moment to assess the credibility of a piece of the larger picture before we got any other pieces of the puzzle. I’m not a Lacey apologist and I can’t rationalize his actions. But I also don’t think anyone is a piece of shit for being initially skeptical about any scenario where something could be proven by the victim, if the victim felt like proving it, but may or may not at their own discretion.
  22. PO - Brand New - Science Fiction

    Outside of maybe the 1% elsewhere on the internet, with Brand New tattoos and a few pairs of blinders, who’s minimizing this?
  23. PO - Brand New - Science Fiction

    “I am going to completely smear this man’s reputation after a decade by revisiting this experience and bringing it to the public. I could potentially prove that what I am saying is 100% true, but I don’t know if I feel like revisiting the experience.” Alright man. Because that logic doesn’t necessarily check out to me, I guess I’m disgusting? Great to know. It’s also worth noting that I made that post as soon as the first accusation was made, well before Jesse’s statement. Fuck me for trying to keep a rational head and consider a larger picture, right? I still refer to the Conor Oberst incident, where a lot of people jumped the gun and immediately assumed he was a piece of shit without a shred of evidence. Did you scoff at those people too? What happens when the accused culprit turns out to be innocent? “Oh, whoops, looks like you guys were right and the whole thing was fabricated. My bad! lol” Am I close? But the fact Jesse made his statement after my post, and didn’t even address the age gap, is certainly concerning and really makes it impossible for anyone to defend him. Wish it wasn’t the case, but short of spelling out exactly what happened, I think we can all deduct that he’s rightfully in hot water and that more claims will bubble up to the surface, from the sounds of it.
  24. PO - Brand New - Science Fiction

    It's weirder to consider they're now probably our age or comparably close, too. But yeah, "puffy jacket girl" is the best. She spends most of the show looking like she's legitimately preparing herself to take a guitar head to the jaw.