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pluk

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    pluk reacted to stretchy in Ministry of Sound - What You Did Miss   
    You missed the only other song that they played
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    pluk reacted to Tom in Ministry of Sound - What You Didn't Miss   
    And I've just listened to that set. Plus 1.
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    pluk got a reaction from Han30 in TPM, coasters, meet ups, fears, friends and fun   
    So glad you didn't bugger off in the end!
    You clearly have anxiety in the extreme, and it is great that you have been able to confront that here. I've always thought confidence does not exist, it is not a real tangible thing. When you say
    that is what everyone is doing! You are not so weird after all! See you for the icecream!
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    pluk reacted to Mark9 in It's like a fairytale or something... In Bruges - Day 3 - Bagatelle   
    Benin:- Goes to the crappy parks so you don't have to
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    pluk got a reaction from Ryan in Europa Park 2013   
    Screw Europa, a week in the Milka factory please!
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    pluk reacted to Kerfuffle in Still Alive   
    Christ dude! Forget THE SWARM. That was one near miss you won't forget for a long time!
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    pluk reacted to AJ in Still Alive   
    Glad your ok - had a final destination experience myself once with snow, a bus, a van and me that was nearly crushed between a vehicle and a lamp post. You end up alright but your still really shook up and keep playing what ifs in your head. Hope your ok
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    pluk got a reaction from aTOMic in Still Alive   
    Yeah, I'm fine thanks. I found it quite euphoric in a strange way, I was laughing uncontrollably a short time later and got a real buzz out of it. Probably comes from the same place that gives me a kick skiing off the side of a mountain with a parachute on and to a lesser (safer) extent riding coasters, although being able to choose to do these things is preferable to having them thrown at you by an angry God.
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    pluk got a reaction from JoshC. in My Roller Coaster Assignment   
    We are very different!!!
    I'm not going to pretend to understand much of that, but isn't it great when you can incorporate your passions into work/studies? Secret to a happy life me thinks.
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    pluk got a reaction from Smidget in My Roller Coaster Assignment   
    We are very different!!!
    I'm not going to pretend to understand much of that, but isn't it great when you can incorporate your passions into work/studies? Secret to a happy life me thinks.
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    pluk reacted to Mark9 in Is the concept of a 'Vanilla Coaster' dying?   
    I don't think there is a thing such as a 'Vanilla coaster.' Your example of Silver Star for example, when it opened in 2002 was the highest rollercoaster in Europe as well as the steepest drop. It has become vanilla since but even now it is the highest rollercoaster in Germany which means it retains its gimmick, its cookie dough Ben & Jerry element.
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    pluk reacted to Deleted Users in Music is the answer   
    The Hour of the Bewilderbeast was one of the first albums I bought I think. Pulp are amazing live. Jarvis Cocker is a great frontman.
    I seem to have a habit of associating songs with negative times which just results in less desire to listen them. Rather annoying.
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    pluk reacted to Sidders in Music is the answer   
    Sting and Pulp people. Sting and Pulp.
    Love this blog pluk. Top notch stuff.
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    pluk got a reaction from MarkC in The Slow and Painful Death of Creativity   
    Now, I'm going to go the other way on this. I don't think there is any lack of creativity in the world, and not any less than there used to be. But what there is is too much stuff, too much of everything and too many people wanting to make money off of this everything. Everyone wants more an more and nearly everything that is produced is based solely on its commercial success. That of course breeds copying and repetition.
    Take television. For years and years there were a few channels, all the creative television minds in the country pushing all their efforts at a few channels. Then Sky happened and there were still a few good channels and loads of cheap crap spread over hundreds of channels. The pool of talent remains the same, as the viewers per channel spread out causing each drop and so do the revenues. There's hundreds of channels, the same amount of quality and a lot of rubbish padding it out, your chances of hitting crap is much greater so the perception of quality falls.
    Money men control nearly everything, and the future is harder to predict than the past. What do you do then? Repeat what has been popular before, it's the safest bet for making a buck. But the talent and creativity is still out there, it's just having a harder time getting their ideas to you.
    How do you fix it? You can't, without everyone everywhere rejecting all the substandard easy offerings thrown at us. But people fall for for the promotion promises, the uncreative is successful and the ever decreasing spiral of mainstream quality continues. So as an individual you have to wade through it all and find the quality and originality you crave. It is out there so find it, support it and make it a success.
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    pluk got a reaction from Ryan in The Slow and Painful Death of Creativity   
    Now, I'm going to go the other way on this. I don't think there is any lack of creativity in the world, and not any less than there used to be. But what there is is too much stuff, too much of everything and too many people wanting to make money off of this everything. Everyone wants more an more and nearly everything that is produced is based solely on its commercial success. That of course breeds copying and repetition.
    Take television. For years and years there were a few channels, all the creative television minds in the country pushing all their efforts at a few channels. Then Sky happened and there were still a few good channels and loads of cheap crap spread over hundreds of channels. The pool of talent remains the same, as the viewers per channel spread out causing each drop and so do the revenues. There's hundreds of channels, the same amount of quality and a lot of rubbish padding it out, your chances of hitting crap is much greater so the perception of quality falls.
    Money men control nearly everything, and the future is harder to predict than the past. What do you do then? Repeat what has been popular before, it's the safest bet for making a buck. But the talent and creativity is still out there, it's just having a harder time getting their ideas to you.
    How do you fix it? You can't, without everyone everywhere rejecting all the substandard easy offerings thrown at us. But people fall for for the promotion promises, the uncreative is successful and the ever decreasing spiral of mainstream quality continues. So as an individual you have to wade through it all and find the quality and originality you crave. It is out there so find it, support it and make it a success.
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