Inception for Dummies

Posted in Creative Shit, Tribute with tags , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2010 by Traums

The following are ideas I had the urge to write down as soon as I watched the movie. It is only meant to be read after at least one viewing. If you haven’t seen it yet, close your browser and shutdown right now!!

0) Disclaimer
1) Dynamics
1.1 Concept of dreams and the subconscious
1.2 Method and Machinery
1.2.1 Academic Theory
1.2.2 The Briefcase Ports Chemistry and Waking Nesting
1.2.3 Specialisation
1.2.4 Standard Mission Types Extraction Inception
1.3 The Team (Dreamcasters)
1.3.1 Architect
1.3.2 Extractor
1.3.3 Point Man
1.3.4 Forger
1.3.5 Chemist
1.3.6 Thief and other classes
2) Chronological Plotline
3) Critique
4) Ideas for Spin-off
5) Miscellaneous

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The Year Before Gradschool

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on July 3, 2010 by Traums



Given up on:

The sky above the port was the colour of Television, tuned to a dead channel.”

I’m re-reading Neuromancer ^_^

Epic Peotry

Posted in Creative Shit, Tribute with tags , , , , , on February 11, 2010 by Traums

My hand is copper.
My brow is lead.
Suffer me in a red patina,
swept along in a molten flow
to a sad eternity.
My stride interrupted
my thoughts untimed
my tears are become drops of silver
and shattered the crystalline fern.
I plead the wind to sweep us away.

My alabastrine limbs, useless and tired,
my carnelian heart, beatless and mired. I pick the gilded apple from the iron tree
I wipe the rust from my brow. The earth rejects me, foul and changed,
the wind refuses me, unsightly and maimed.
My voice is corrupted, my tongue unwind,
my pulse is mercurial sickened, it slows. Destiny and danger are still focused on the one,
the renegade who is both brethren and betrayer.

Beware the spider, for he weaves both labyrinth and lair. My heart it ceases, my breath undrawn.
My eyes forever focused on the sanguine metal dawn.

– The Metal Age prophecy

What else are we missing out on at the thick end of the long tail?!

Great Minds – Epic Flame War

Posted in Uncategorized on January 29, 2010 by Traums

Happened on 4chan in 2009.

Thought I’d make an accessible copy of this before it disappears completely from all other sources on the net.


Art Where No-one’s Looking

Posted in Creative Shit, Tribute with tags , , , , , , on November 28, 2009 by Traums

My friends have on more than one occasion commented on my eccentric taste in music, and how I listen to bands none has heard of. I usually reply by claiming that most people like bands more than their music. But quite frankly, the people who compose stuff I listen to can’t always be characterised as “bands” (and I don’t mean that in just the commercial sense).

I have often wondered how great artistic merit emerges out of places where no-one is looking. Not the popular media, not the critics. And these are being generated at an enormous rate. How can you NOT FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS:

More pieces like these get rejected in monthly contests at deviant art and deleted than future archeologists will be able to uncover and catalogue.

How many literary critics have even heard of Planescape Torment?

How many short fiction enthusiasts are familiar with the art of quoting from fictitious books?

I have realised that most soundtracks on my playlists are ambient compositions meant for videogames. I think its high-time I published those that most frequently get listened to. So, here are the top 10 videogame tracks of all time (in no particular order):

  1. Underworld II (from the original UNREAL TOURNAMENT)
  2. Hell March 2 (from RED ALERT 2)
  3. Zerg Ambience 1 (from STARCRAFT)
  4. Rebel Base Theme 1 (from CRUSADER: NO REMORSE)
  5. Rain in the Night (from the original COMMAND AND CONQUER)
  6. At Doom’s Gate (from the original DOOM)
  7. Main Theme (from ADVENT RISING)
  8. Track 24 (from HALF-LIFE 2)
  9. Main Theme (from METAL GEAR SOLID 3: SNAKE EATER)
  10. Main Theme (from TOMB RAIDER 4: THE LAST REVELATION)

So there you go. I have fulfilled my nonconformist quota for several lifetimes. Happy listening ^_,^

Ganpats United

Posted in Uncategorized on June 9, 2009 by harimohanraj89

The RSS would like to proudly promote a recent start-up by a close friend, Ganpats United. Be sure to check out their airline venture, Ganpat Airlines, where passengers don’t just fly, they play Ganpat Cards. End of post.

May the trip be with you. \m/

Cauliflower Chronicles

Posted in Uncategorized on May 25, 2009 by harimohanraj89

It was a windy night on the beach. MG and Vaa were busy either chasing each other, or re-enacting one of those old Hindi romantic movies. We still don’t know which. Deb and I were standing with our feet in the wet sand, to let the tide wash over them every now and then. It was at this moment that Deb spotted a UFO (Unidentified Floating Object) in the water.

“What’s that?” Deb asked? “No idea,” I said, as we both moved in for a closer look. We found the object was very pale, almost white, with a quite complex structure. “Damn, I think it’s a shell!” exclaimed Deb. “I wonder what it feels like”. I exercised my imagination to come up with a description. “It must be all hard and all,” was the best I could come up with. Then, and idea struck me. “Dude, we should poke it. You know what, I’ll poke it.” And so I poked it. It wasn’t ‘all hard and all’. It was kinda squishy. like those bouncy balls. Rigid, but squishy. Then it hit me. “Deb, I think it’s a cauliflower.”

Join us next week for more vegetables washed ashore. May the trip be with you.