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I'm Tomsmizzle
I like games
I like bands
I like youtubes
I like All Against One.
I like how much the different weapons change the game.
I like that you don’t have health, only a score.
I like how it has the old school “clothes are slowly removed” method of showing the enemy’s health.
I like pants.
I like tiny pixel willies.
I like what little story there is.
I like that even though this could be easily contextualised on the ground, it’s still in the sky because that’s how shmups work, dagnabbit!

I like All Against One.

I like how much the different weapons change the game.

I like that you don’t have health, only a score.

I like how it has the old school “clothes are slowly removed” method of showing the enemy’s health.

I like pants.

I like tiny pixel willies.

I like what little story there is.

I like that even though this could be easily contextualised on the ground, it’s still in the sky because that’s how shmups work, dagnabbit!

I like Hefty Seamstress.
I like that it’s fundamentally about having fun with words.
I like that after 3 clicks you are miles away from any other combination of 3 clicks.
I like “yes extended, added h”

I like Hefty Seamstress.

I like that it’s fundamentally about having fun with words.

I like that after 3 clicks you are miles away from any other combination of 3 clicks.

I like “yes extended, added h”

I like Disasteradio.

I like the dumbass lo-fi effects.

I like pitch-shifted dog barks as an instrument.

I like how it sounds like the future from the 80s.

I like the ridiculous album art.

I like that it’s really really happy.

I like Game Title.
I like how the cats work.
I like how the levels are designed around the teleportation mechanic.
I like how it feels like Zelda by someone who hasn’t played Zelda (That is what it is).
I like the way the explosions look.

I like Game Title.

I like how the cats work.

I like how the levels are designed around the teleportation mechanic.

I like how it feels like Zelda by someone who hasn’t played Zelda (That is what it is).

I like the way the explosions look.

I like Promises.
I like how the mechanics reveal themselves to you.
I like the use of music.
I like how much I had to think about it to solve the puzzle.

I like Promises.

I like how the mechanics reveal themselves to you.

I like the use of music.

I like how much I had to think about it to solve the puzzle.

I like Ramona Falls.

I like the heartfelt singing.

I like the subtle poetry of the lyrics.

I like that there’s so much piano.

I like that the I Say Fever video is maybe the best music video of all time.

I like The Submarines.

I like the romance of the story of how the first album came together.

I like that they sing about horrible breakup sadness in such a cheery way.

I like the variety of instruments that get used.

I like how even though the second album doesn’t have a prevailing¬†heart-wrenching¬†theme, it is still a great sounding album with the right amount of happy-sadness.

I like how both of them sing and neither of them are bad at singing. That could have been awkward.

Sorry about the terrible video, it was this or a clip from Nip/Tuck

I like Throwing Shade.
I like how they are sticking with the ‘sues joke even though it’s really stupid.
I like how they make extended ridiculous sex jokes specifically to gross eachother out.
I like how they talk about feminist/gay rights things and are suitably outraged but also hilarious about it.

I like Throwing Shade.

I like how they are sticking with the ‘sues joke even though it’s really stupid.

I like how they make extended ridiculous sex jokes specifically to gross eachother out.

I like how they talk about feminist/gay rights things and are suitably outraged but also hilarious about it.

I like Verge.
I like the way it looks really good.
I like how the death mechanic is introduced and expanded on.
I like how when you bounce on enemies a combo meter adds up for no reason.

I like Verge.

I like the way it looks really good.

I like how the death mechanic is introduced and expanded on.

I like how when you bounce on enemies a combo meter adds up for no reason.

I like Be Your Own Pet.

I like how they are a female fronted band with some fucking badassery.

I like how they don’t sound like a band that a marketing department would imagine up.

I like the way the lyrics all make sense but they’re still totally ridiculous.

I like “For real / Party for real this time / Party for real” in the intro of Blow Yr Mind and I wish every person in the world knew Be Your Own Pet so I could use it as a reference more often.

I like how fucking catchy it all is.

I HATE that they’ve split up.

I LOVE that I saw them at Reading 2008 on their last tour.

I am ambivalent about the fact that Jemina Pearl’s solo efforts are great but nowhere near as good as Be Your Own Pet proper.