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Old 13-11-2013, 02:08 AM   #21
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It could be altogether tantalizing and horrible at the same time. Just really depends on the species of alien we're talking about here. Ever try to romance a microbe? Not happening, they lack the social skills needed to be romanced. Now the larger, more humanoid types you might not have so much trouble with. If you have say an Asari or maybe even a Twilek you can get some action going and not have to turn away during the squishy parts.
The fact that this thread is nearly a year old makes this so much better.

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Old 13-11-2013, 08:40 AM   #22
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I know what to do, year old thread. Sing in the shower while you masturbate.
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Old 13-11-2013, 02:37 PM   #23
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I know what to do, year old thread. Sing in the shower while you masturbate.
Its so much better when an alien does it for you. Uh, I've heard.

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Old 17-11-2013, 11:30 PM   #24
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Re: Dealing with being uninspired

take your time with what you're working on. You can't rush good art. Being uninspired is good for the soul, it's a tool that you can use to appreciate the times when you ARE inspired. Have fun.
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Old 19-11-2013, 12:01 AM   #25
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Wow, man! I feel the same way!
The way I cope with it is I do *something* musical every day even if it's just sorting my VST's or writing notes on paper about tune or mixdown ideas or analyzing a Curve tune structure or visiting this forum.

Part of the reason why I get low is because I have no other hobbies almost. So when I can't do this (music) it's like my life feels empty. If I had a girlfriend it'd be different but I don't and I don't have a social life either. So yeah, my life sucks much of the time, but thank goodness for the music so that I don't notice it most of the time ...and really my music skills are good only because of all those lonely saturday nights spent fixing up my DAW instead of getting down with a hottie after a nightclub or something like that. But I wouldn't know, would I? LOL

Anyways, life's not so bad... I almost died in about 10 different ways over the summer so it's good to have some stability again and to even have a DAW. Working on it makes my mind stronger and I love forums like this and the other stuff I read related to music and music technology and creativity. Also, this site has gotten me into photography and digital editing of images which is sometimes fun too. Turns out my crappy Samsung cellphone is pretty good as a camera! So life's good again.

Nope, you're not alone. You're a normal creative person!

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When I'm feeling uninspired, I feel down in the dumps, borderline depressed. I think it's because I take this music thing so seriously, but sometimes I think I have to step back and tell myself that I'm meant to be doing this for the love of it and because it's fun. I forget that sometimes, I get so wrapped up in production that I forget what's really important. Music in my opinion is meant to be done based on what you feel, it needs to have some certain "soul" to it, if you will. It needs humanlike traits to remind the listener that it's more than just a guy pushing buttons into some software. I'm getting off track. All I'm trying to say is that when I'm feeling uninspired, I feel like I'm in the lowest of my low, like all be here forever. Then I go onto listening to some other artist and pick up an idea from listening to their track and that lights that spark again and I'm energized and feel good. I guess that's what fills a "gap" in myself. I'm always telling myself to "take a break" when I'm not making music, but I don't realize then that that IS my break because I feel like working on music all the time. It's making me creatively-drained. Maybe I should take some time off and work on sound design and get some new ideas. *shrug*

Am I alone here?

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Old 19-11-2013, 03:34 AM   #26
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Re: Dealing with being uninspired

Everytime I hear a really good tune I get super excited to produce. New music and new artists usually get me started with a beat or synth I can try to recreate or something.

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Old 19-11-2013, 05:34 AM   #27
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Re: Dealing with being uninspired

I'm not trying to be an asshole, but when you really have a goal for you and your music there is no such thing as uninspired. You either choose to hit the ground running or fall.

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Old 19-11-2013, 06:42 AM   #28
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I find banging my head on the pavement works.
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Old 20-11-2013, 07:48 PM   #29
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Everyone is different and everyones work flow is different. Just don't try and force it is what I've found works best for me. If i'm not feeling making a tune, I'll just play around with some drums and treat them and make kits, or make synth patches and stuff, then when i am feeling inspired I've got a load of stuff on hand to thrown in and play around with.
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Old 20-11-2013, 09:02 PM   #30
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So what became of OP? How does the story end?
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Old 21-11-2013, 02:58 AM   #31
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Everyone is different and everyones work flow is different. Just don't try and force it is what I've found works best for me. If i'm not feeling making a tune, I'll just play around with some drums and treat them and make kits, or make synth patches and stuff, then when i am feeling inspired I've got a load of stuff on hand to thrown in and play around with.
Me too. I've made some of my best stuff that way. Do your 'recording' (recording actual instruments, resampling and manipulation) separate from your writing (arrangement) and you'll have the best shit to work with. Doing all phases all at the same time is the easiest way to psyche yourself into feeling uninspired.
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Old 24-11-2013, 01:28 PM   #32
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I know what to do, year old thread. Sing in the shower while you masturbate.
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Old 25-11-2013, 11:30 AM   #33
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:24 AM   #34
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Re: Dealing with being uninspired

I take my time, and when I'm uninspired, I don't push myself to make anything. Which really means that most of the time, I'm not making much, because I'm hardly ever inspired. :[

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