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  • Birthday 03/26/92

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    West Sussex
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    Coasters, Art, Film.

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    Millennium Force, Cedar Point.
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  1. Park Music

    I'm glad people are liking the new (ish) WWTP around Stealth and I'd like to thank tech for getting it up. Stealth is a bit of a personal project of mine, having painted the poles on the station last year, US flag replacement, White-wall tyres, cleaning the buildings/stairs, helped with the new banners, offload announcement and the soundtrack. Hopefully more to come. Having listened to it through while operating the ride, I have noticed a few volume issues that can be corrected in the editing. It was made it 2015 when I had less experience. I've actually re-edited it already to the point the audio wave form is perfectly balanced (thanks Audacity!). I have had a play at doing the Tidal one as well, as currently how its been edited sounds terrible. I've been all around the 50 speakers that are on Stealth and plan to put together a plan of what is wrong over there. In a nutshell, 4 802's (PLAZA area) are dead/missing as well as 6 queue speakers so it will be a bit quiet compared to before. I'll try and get them submitted when I'm back in. For now, sit by teacups enjoy some of the commercials and segments that haven't been heard for years. Go Go Go with... constipo!
  2. Music

    It bugs me massively when everybody says that, because quite frankly its not true, if you look at the songs that arn't mainstream here. To be fair it is her primary subject she is interested in, but here are two examples off top of my head, Long Live (created for fans) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwsSvU2oNrg, Mean (about a critic) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFV6IkLx3Wc . But those songs are Country, so you will never see them over here unless its some obscure channel. Her current Pop'ing/'Urban'ing up kinda depresses me though, she was good at what she was doing, not so much this. Similar subject, I hate the way the music in the UK is forced by the media. Its like entire genres are made invisable. Its almost like its not because of popularity, its because they want to control what you see. According to the media, only 'trend Pop', R&B and Rock ever existed. But fortunately its still possible to see outside the box with a little effort. I just wish they would vary it up a bit. I tend to like most music, quite a chunk of it is Country, but personally I can only properly concider people "Artists" if they actually make the music. So songwriting, playing the instruments, (excluding effects like reverb) singing without vocal minipulation, control over their music/brand and how they are presented. Heres a nice few... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZgpVDNdrDo Suppose on the plus side, its different from the norm, so it makes me feel a bit unique over musical taste... thats good right?
  3. What's the best ride of each type?

    Of what I have ridden: ■ Inverted coaster (Raptor, Nemesis, Inferno, Sliver Bullet, Batman): Nemesis ■ Suspended coaster (Draggin' Iron, Vampire, Ninja) : Ninja ■ Water ride (Loads) : Splash Mountain ■ Stand up coaster (Mantits, Riddler, Shockwave) : Riddler's Revenge ■ Flying coaster (Tatsu, Air) : Tatsu, though being bigger didn't particularly add anything other than on the Pretzel. Good ride though. ■ Floorless coaster : I have only Scream. It wasn't anything that great. ■ Eurofighter coaster (Speed, Rage, Sore): Rage ■ Giga/mega coaster (Silver Star, Magnum, MilF, Pepsi Max) : MilF ■ Any type of launched coaster (Rita, Dragster, Blue Fire, Maverick, WT, Stealth, Pony, Montezooma's Revenge, etc) : Maverick ■ Wing rider coaster : Swarm ■ Drop tower: Tower of Terror > Every other. ■ Any sort of boomerang coaster : That boomerang at Knotts. ■ Woodan coaster (Ravine Flyer 2, Apocalypse, Wodan, Megafobia, Ghostrider, Mean/Blue Streak, Blackpool lot etc) : Ravine Flyer 2/Wodan. ■ Your favorite type of coaster : Intamin Sitdowns with T-Bars or Wood.
  4. Six Flags Magic Mountain

    Went a few weeks ago. Highlights were Apocalypse and Tatsu. Ninja (Heeeyyaa!) and Goliath were fun, as were Riddlers and Batman. Scream was alright. I quite liked Viper. Superman was closed. Green Lantern was just pure pain. X2 was dissapointing. First drop and Raven were awesome, then it just becomes uneventful, boring and just beats the **** out of you. It was just like Mean Streak on every valley... I thought there were ment to be effects on this thing too... no fire, mist, music or anything.... Oh and Jet Stream was an awesome flume!
  5. Cars Land and Radiator Springs Racers is amazing. We queued 2 hours with Fastpass on opening day and we were there for opening at 7.30am. Was well worth it. It broke down for about 45 mins of that though. They limit the amount of fastrack so litrally by 9am the tickets had run out. We got both sequences of the ride in our 2 times riding it. Both epic. The anamatronics are AMAZING inside! The queue peaked at over 6 hours at one point, through a massive extention that spand over the Pacific Warf Bridge then partly over the Paradice Pier bridge! Tower was only so long because tower 3 broke and then later on tower 2 broke. So it was on 1 tower for some time. It broke right when we were at the front of the queue luckly. Running on 2 towers most of the time though. The rest of the park ended up very reasonable with everybody stuck in CarsLand! Even that rammed, we got on everything we wanted to. The park is so pretty and perfect now. Love it! California Screamin' though very tame, is so much fun.
  6. Parc Asterix

    Lovely back row POV Gives you a better perspective of how the train feels/whips around. It looks very similar to Talon/Silver Bullet with how it maneuvers the track for the most of it. But the first few elements seem to have a bit of Nemesis 'flick'.
  7. Europa Park

  8. Top 10's

    Millennium Force Maverick Nemesis Top Thrill Dragster Rock 'n' RollercoasterOblivion Wicked Twister Ravine Flyer II Magnum XL-200 Megafobia They are interchangeable depending on what I feel like, but yeah, lets just call them my 10 fav rides. Hopefully that should change a lot this year.
  9. Music

    ^Yeah I used to love that song! Been playing on the radio for a few months constantly now, so it got a bit ruined for me. But yeah, its good.---------------Meanwhile, starting to enjoy this happy little song over the last few weeks... And just while I'm here... Lady Antebellum. This has been around for a while, but they need to get more attention as they are great. I just wish Country music in general would get more attention over here tbh...
  10. Photography, Art, Music, Poetry, Videos...

    Just because I can... I mean, who wants an average set of draws when you could have Tower of Terror draws?
  11. Music

    Been playing constantly on WRVW Nashville. At first I wasn't sure, but it has grown on me.
  12. Parks, Rides And Coaster News

    And heres one for Cars Land/ Buena Vista Street updates... Cars starts at Page 6.http://www.westcoaster.net/updates.php?updateCD=010912These projects seem to be getting ignored completely. Quite sad considering its probally one of the best theming projects this year.
  13. THE SWARM: Speculation & Theories

    I can really picture the ride with something like the Misfits Soundtrack. It is amazing and sooo suited to this theme. It combines a choir (prefect church feel), beast like electronic sounds, in some segments. Just some of the best. Go onto that youtube profile and it has all the Misfits Score there.
  14. THE SWARM: Construction Updates

    Something as impressive as this would be awesome.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZFmPaWQD6Y
  15. Park Music

    Visited for the first time since october as a guest yesturday and was pretty mixed over the music on the back half the park. Inferno had the cannons on which was nice, if a bit distorted. Nice to hear Colossus with the Beatbed theme and it was fantastic that they have extended the Canada Creek PA all the way to Inferno. My only bug with that is the loop of music thats on it. Mix of Texas, Jessica Simpson, Madonna, Gaga, Mumford, KT Tunstall, Shania, Kings of Leon and Bon Jovi. Now it does create a nice calm feel, but the songs are just not powerful enough to make a great, lively country atmosphere that CC had with the old songs. The old songs were fun and memorable. Half the songs are not even country and some are even English, which is not right at all! No songs stand out. They really need to rethink that loop. There are plenty of modern american Country songs that would fit that loop a lot better. I know they want this 'in' and 'now' kinda feel to the park, but why not go halfs? Mix the old and new and not a mix of stuff that we brits have heard a million times over. I've come up with a tracklist that takes modern/old proper country music together:Jason Aldean - Dirt Road AnthemBlake Shelton - Honey BeeThe Band Perry - If I Die YoungLuke Bryan - Country GirlJake Owen - Bearfoot Blue Jean NightTaylor Swift - MeanEric Church - Homeboy SugarLand - Stuck Like GlueBlake Shelton - Hillbilly BoneLady Antebellum - I Run To YouShania Twain - Man I Feel Like A WomanDolly Parton - Together You And IDolly Parton - 9 - 5Glen Campbell - Rhinestone CowboyBellamy Brothers - Let You Love FlowFrankie Lane - RawhideTaylor Swift - Long LiveBluegrass - Paradise CityLynn Anderson - Rose GardenDolly Parton - Why'd You Come In Here Looking Like ThatJerry Reed - Eastbound and DownLeroy Van Dyke - The Auctioneer Billy Ray Cyrus - Achy Breaky HeartScooch - Maybe TomorrowWendell Ferguson - Luck of the DrawlBrooks and Dunn - Boot Scootin' BoogieThat would be nice all mixed up.Then theres the Neptunes tracklist. Though I think this really effects The Fish that Flys, Its really quite fun having music in that area, but its the kids area and R 'n' B is a very bad genre and creates a very dark horrible atmosphere. That tracklist should be more fun, light and cheerful!Been trying to think of the types of songs for here and I've gone for a Cheesy, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, Early 00's, Dance, Pop mix:Venga Boys - Boom Boom Boom BoomYolanda Be Cool & Dcup - We Speak No Americano Ozzy - Crazy TrainHampton the Hamster - The Hamsterdance SongBloodhound Gang - The Bad TouchI got a feeling - Black Eye PeasSurfin Bird - TrashmenDj Sammy - HeavenLove Shack - B52'sDJ Casper - Cha Cha SlideDarude - SandstormWhip it - DevoACDC - Shoot to ThrillBeach Boys - Wipe outThe Rocky Horror Picture Show - Time WarpEurope - Final CountdownB52's - Rock LobsterMC Hammer - U can't touch this5678 - StepsTHE O'JAYS - Love trainGuru Josh Project - InfinityPerfect Day - Legaly Blond themeTim Burg - Seek RomanceKim Wilde - Kids in AmericaBuggles - Video killed the Radio starBelinda Carlisle - Heaven is a place on earthJive Bunny - Swing The Mood Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee)Duck Sauce - Barbra Streisand That sort of thing. Cheesy fun stuff. Could even through it a bit of Aqua...X has very suited music at the moment. Kinda reminds me of Kevin and Perry Go Large... ( ) ESPECIALY the bit at 1:40 - 1:50.