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I have mentioned my viewpoint of this in a few earlier threads, but this time I'm going to turn it into its own topic.

What is talent? Is there only a handful of artist today that has it, or is it more common, like 1 of 10 artists? What defines talent. Is it a static statement, or do we have to ask each new person to understand how they interpret the word?

Personally when the subject occurs, there's only one band, existing today, that I consider being talented. Ne Obliviscaris:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMorAd…

But when I encounter other people they seem to be rather loose with that term, especially when they're a fangirl/-boy. These people often consider their favourite band as talented, though it's clear that their eyes has been blinded by the fact that they believe their favourite band is perfect, and thus a perfect band is talented per say.
Not everyone acts like this of course, but a big enough group to make me scratch my head in disbelief and wonder about the word.

Personally, there's a difference between a band being great and a band being talented. Great is subjective, that's why a thing can be both great and awful. But talent on the other hand is more of an objective term in my opinion, that's why personally I frown upon people that say whatever catchy band is talented. Yes, a talented band can be catchy, but a catchy band rarily, if ever, is talented.

Ne Obliviscaris is not my favourite band, just to get that out, that spot goes to Ovid's Withering. Personally I think Ovid's Withering is as close to musical perfection it can come, but I don't consider them talented, that would just be silly of me.



tl;dr
Is talent in the eye of the beholder, or does most people not have a clue what that word means?
I'm trying to find this youtuber, but I can't find him.

I remember that he has done a video about anime clichés, that he has(or used to at least) an avatar of a boy/man in a blue hood. I also remember that he really liked Darker Than Black. I think he usually reviews anime, but not sure about that one, since it was some time ago I watched any of his videos.

Does this ring any bell for anyone?
I just finished watching 1st episode of Mirai Nikki, and I laughed through the whole of it. It's not really a comedy anime, but it seems that today I have laughed at plenty of things that wasn't intended to be funny in the first place.

Please tell me if you've been in a similar situation, and please don't spare me the details ^^
Me: wat u want?
Myself: Who really cares if I'm here anyway, I'll just be in the way as normal.
My: Ic haveth traveled from far lands to be present to this consultation. Speak thy mind, and let us begin.
Mine: I thank you all for coming in such a short amount of time, and I hope you all know why I have summoned you?
Me: uh... wut?
My: Ic, to be completely honest, haveth no clue in what thou speak of, but Ic look forward onto thy explaination.
Myself: Do you think a no one like me would know that?
Mine: *sigh* Let me ask you this: Have you noticed that the amount of Unique Character Fragments have increased for some time now?
Me: u weird, speakn gibrish
*Mine sighs once again and starts to explain*
Mine: A Unique Character Fragment is a unique personality, or character or behavior, that is a representative part of this person's mind. All of us are an UCF, including I, Dark Me, Me 2 and the rest of us.
Me: oh...
Mine: Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that there's more of us for every moment that passes. Just a few minutes ago the only one of us four that existed was Me.
My: How is that possible? What of the memories Ic possess? What of me is real?
Myself: I knew it, I'm just a clone, a fake. My whole existance is a lie.
Me: ...
Mine: I don't have an answer yet, it's new even for me. It might be that we, including Me, is a process of something this person has done. All of us might be as real as him or her, or just copied fragments. And we are not becoming fewer, if anything.
Me: wat of Brain then?
Mine: I know as much as you there, he might be one of us, UCFs, or an external faction. Brain did something none of us would have done, though that might have been his characteristics as well.
My: What doth thy suggest us to accomplish in this situation?
Mine: For the moment, let's inform the others, but don't make them panic about it, we don't want to make a chaos.
Me: ok bye
My: Ic shall bring this message to the ones that this matter affects. Fare well.
Mine: And so will I. Take care.
*Me, My and Mine leaves*
Myself: As always, nobody cares about what I think.
That moment when: Between My, Me, Mine and Myself
This is the third of the "That moment when" series, or whatever I shall call it. Here we are introduced to three new characters: My, Mine and Myself.

With Myself I tried to add some old english in his vocabulary, though not as much as it would be impossible to understand him. I would appreciate all help I can get when it comes to old english, to improve him as a character and feel more trustworthy with his vocabulary.
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My favourite bands and albums(beginning of 2014) by G0D0FSHAD0WS
My favourite bands and albums(beginning of 2014)
These were my favourite bands and albums of 2014, the beginning of it.

The albums you see are:
Ovid's Withering - Scryers Of The Ibis
Ovid's Withering - The Cloud Gatherer (EP)
Advent Sorrow - Before The Dimming Light (EP)
Soreption - Deterioration Of Minds
Soreption - Engineering The Void

Soreption -  Illuminate The Excessive (EP)
Carach Angren - Lammendam
Carach Angren - Death Came Through A Phantom Ship
Carach Angren - Where The Corpses Sink Forever
Erra - Impulse

Erra - Augment
Erra - Andromeda (EP)
Falconer - Among Beggars And Thieves
Falconer - Armod
Falconer - Chapters From A Vale Forlorn

Falconer - Falconer
Falconer - Grim vs Grandeur
Falconer - Northwind
Falconer - The Sceptre Of Deception
Abysmal Growls Of Despair - Eternal Lament

Ne Obliviscaris - Portal Of I
Putrefy/Blaphstized/Vomitous Rectum - Vomiting Putrid Blasphemy (Split)
Monotheist - Unforsaken (Demo)
Monotheist - Genesis Of Perdition (EP)
Dead Silence Hides My Cries - The Symphony Of Hope

Dead Silence Hides My Cries - The Wretched Symphony
Disfiguring The Goddess - Circle Of Nine
Disfiguring The Goddess - Deprive (EP)
Disfiguring The Goddess - Sleeper (EP)
Disfiguring The Goddess - Black Earth Child (EP)

Slice The Cake - Other Slices
Slice The Cake - The Man With No Face
Acrania - The Beginning Of The End (EP)
Ravenface - Divided Kingdom
Ravenface - This Is Annihilation

Aegaeon - Exponential Transendence (EP)
Aegaeon - Dissension
Aegaeon - Being (EP)
Assemble The Chariots - The Sulphur Voids (EP)
Assemble The Chariots - Reflections (EP)

Make Them Suffer - Lord Of Woe (EP)
Make Them Suffer - Neverbloom
Conducting From The Grave - Conducting From The Grave
Conducting From The Grave - Revenants
Conducting From The Grave - When Legends Become Dust

Conducting From The Grave - Trials Of The Forsaken (EP)
Aversions Crown - Servitude
Every Hand Betrayed - Kingless
Taranis - Kingdom
Through My Eyes - Skindeep (EP)
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... I got a record player! So fucking happy, even if it was a few days ago I bought it, but still!

And I got it for a criminally low price as well(figuratively speaking of course), only 225 swedish kronor, or 33.5 USD, or almost 25 euro. That is extremely cheap, since the sounds is great.

So, what have you've done lately folks?
  • Listening to: some new bands
  • Reading: Svålhålet
  • Watching: Friday The 13th(and it sucks)
  • Playing: Dungeon Siege
  • Eating: Chicken
  • Drinking: Water

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> As I will never be able to get enough time to add the bands here also, I will bring up my blog here for those who're interested.
godofshadows.wordpress.com/
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MarioLuigi96 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Wow, it seems like ages since we spoke! Anyway, I found something interesting the other day and I wondered if you knew anything about it, because I can't find anywhere to listen to it.

Check it out: www.spirit-of-metal.com/album-…

Do you know anything about this?
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MarioLuigi96 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Woah, did you buy the Scryers Of The Ibits bundle with the fancy statue and stuff?
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G0D0FSHAD0WS Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Jepp, of course I did. Supporting my fav band 100% and getting all their stuff ^^(still have a few shirts I haven't bought from them)
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5minalone Featured By Owner May 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
cool work
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G0D0FSHAD0WS Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :)
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namesRUNdry Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the Fav on Man's Torment!
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G0D0FSHAD0WS Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome, I enjoyed reading it :)
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duncanli Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thankyou so much for your watch! 
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G0D0FSHAD0WS Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome! I enjoy your art and am interested in what you will create henceforward :)
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blue-moon402 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
you have good taste in music, and post on the forums a fair bit-- do you know of any good female fronted metal bands? Going more towards harsh vocals, than 'gothic-metal' type..
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G0D0FSHAD0WS Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, though in my opinion not as often as I want nor have time to.

I guess you already know about Arch Enemy and The Agonist. You might wanna try Otep, though they are a bit different.
Then we have a few lesser known ones, like Dehydrated, Abnormality, MerginMoon...

Those are sadly the only growling female fronted metal bands I can come up with now, I might come up with a maximum of 2 more if I really check out about the bands I know. Hope I was of some help, since it's really a lack of growling female fronted metal bands out there. One thing that I like with these are that they don't make their female singers a half-naked vision for selling more records, if you know what I mean. It's the music, not the looks that we are supposed to buy the records and cds etc etc.
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blue-moon402 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers, will check those bands out. I really wish there were more...I'm sure they're out there. But a lot of the time it feels like they're trying too hard, and comes off a little fake. I shall continue my hunt!
Best I've found is Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult (what a name): www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F029w… (and the lead singer is awesome :love:)
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petrova Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist
Grattis i förskott! :party: Ett av dina verk är med i %KingdomOfSwedens födelsedagsfeature, du kan se den här: kingdomofsweden.deviantart.com…
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G0D0FSHAD0WS Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, tackar, det var snällt ^^
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Smkiller Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Hey! I released some more music that you might enjoy. :3

stevenkalan.bandcamp.com/album…

Not quite the same style as I had originally planned, but oh well. Hope you like it. ^_^
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