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Master of the progress

I wanted to share that I’m making some decent progress with the Master of the Elements. Although I don’t have a sample to show you anything yet (wtf!). Working on it is kinda eh compared to Lord of the Elements, because the whole song just seems so scripted. I don’t think it will be able to live up to your expectations in the end. To be honest I’ll be kinda happy when this is over, this whole month just felt like it wouldn’t give me much freedom. Not that I’m very creative in the first place…but I still felt limited. Nevertheless, it was again a very interesting experience and I’m happy we could do pretty much all of the Summon Spirit Elements and that I could include a lot of tunes you guys suggested even if it played only for a few seconds. I still have two elemental specials planned, although they won’t be directly connected to Disciple Month 2. One will focus on the Four Lords of the Elements in Final Fantasy IV, the other will try to include all elements and be called “Ulitmate Elemental Being”. I wonder how that will turn out…

Lord of the Elements had this amazing song from Xenoblade mixed in, that’s almost impossible to top. Now what I did for Master of the Elements is…I used two other songs which should be worth a big finale.

The first is kinda similar in epicness compared to “You Will Know Our Names”, sadly only the beginning seemed to fit. I wonder if I should make a remix of just that song one day:

The second will be really unexpected for you, but I guarantee you that it adds quite some awesome to the song (especially the part around 0:22):

Now the song is like I said pretty scripted. Naturally it has its own take on Fighting of the Spirit but also includes the Fighting of the Spirit parts of the 4 elements of this month. This time it was quite a bit harder to make them somewhat fit together honestly. Like last time, I also integrated one other part of each element. In case you’d like to know and not be surprised which parts I chose, see below. I chose the ones that seemed to fit best and didn’t disrupt the song flow too much, rather than choosing favorites. It should feel like there are multiple things in it, but it all belongs together (somehow). Are you hyped for Master of the Elements already? I sure hope so!

 

*SPOILERS* Elemental parts *SPOILERS*
– Earth: Stone Tower Temple
– Water: Crush Crawfish Stage
– Lightning: Flying Battery Zone
– Light: Brahman/Oath to Order

Disciple of the Light

“I call upon the light of the heavens! I summon thee. Come! Luna!”

Well this is crazy. No other Disciple song has so much stuff in it. I think I included most of the stuff you guys asked for even if it only plays for a felt second (applies to Flash Man and Marisa). In the end, this song turned out more on the slow side. There is a speed after the Primal Dialga part, but in general it is and feels slower than the other Disciple songs. It’s more of an epic song, well suited for the final element.

Disciple of the Light (296 downloads)

Well, with that out of the way…expect the final song of Disciple Month 2, Master of the Elements next, which is a compilation of the Disciple Month 2 songs with some extra. Pretty much like Lord of the Elements. I have some additional plans with those Disciple songs, but Master of the Elements will officially end Disciple Month 2.

Comments, registration and avatars

Today I want to talk about some bugfixes and additional features I added to the website the last few days.

Yesterday I solved a problem many users had with registering. They didn’t receive the e-mail with the password, which should now be corrected. It should also be possible by now to post comments using Google+, if you don’t really want to register (who needs that many accounts anyway?).

Some users had issues with replying to comments. Specifically, replies to comments on the “Suggestions” page where moved to the “About” page for some reason. I manually moved the comments where they belong to. I still have no idea why this happened, but I installed some plug-ins that will hopefully make the replying and commenting system a bit more intuitive and working as it should. Hopefully.

Also, you should now be able to change your avatars for this site by editing your profile. WordPress usually uses Gravatar for that, but I added a feature that let’s you use your Google+ or Facebook avatar. To use your Google+ avatar, you’ll only need your Google+ ID, which can be found in the address bar while viewing your Google+ profile. For example: https://plus.google.com/u/0/115088168623311292787/posts
It shows that my Google+ ID is 115088168623311292787.

You can also like pages and posts. Maybe you should try it out on this one~
I was also hoping for a plug-in that let’s you (dis)like comments, but I haven’t found a good one yet.

That’s pretty much it for now. I hope you’re having fun here!