Ok so I recently came across this in a facebook group which feels like a foreboding introduction but stick with me here.
So, this tool is a map of the entire globe with thousands of green dots all over representating broadcasting radio stations which you can click on to tune in live.
I saw it being recommended as a supplemental tool for anyone trying to learn a new language, but I feel like it has way more potential than that. In particular, I think this could be a really awesome resource for people trying to research for writing of all sorts. You could use this to tap into the cultural landscape of almost any area in the entire world, gaining insight on language, dialect, and current events. If you're trying to research for a fic set in another country besides your own, or build a world of diverse cultures for past, present, or future settings, I think this could be a KILLER source of inspiration. Or heck, maybe it'd just be cool to jam out with a totally different culture's pop radio music.
I just think this is the coolest thing I've found on the internet in a really long time and I would be so surprised if this wasn't useful for at least someone. Check it out, link below.
Whoa what? This is mind-blowing! Whichever dot is in the circle, it just starts playing what's on the radio there. Stupid easy. Too cool! I was expecting it to be complicated and require all kinds of account/search crap. But it's literally just move the earth around and listen in.
Thanks for sharing this, DB. I'm going to spend way too much time spinning the earth now.
Edit: F--k me runnin'. The station in Dundee, Scotland, and the station in Galway, Ireland are both playing American Country music??? Okay, that's the last thing I expected. And I've never heard Finnish spoken until this very moment. This is too much fun, ya'll.
Last Edit: Feb 18, 2021 15:53:58 GMT -6 by RAVENEYE
Oh this is really cool. I don't listen to the radio much but this is great as I love hearing music from other countries. I'm listening to a Japanese station and I actually knew what band was playing as I already listen to loads of Japanese music so that's cool as I usually don't know who is on the radio here in England.
pelwrath: I’ve only had such a contract for a story once before. That doesn’t excuse my stupidity.
Sept 20, 2021 15:37:51 GMT -6
pelwrath: Did about 1200 words on Vampire #2 this morning with more for tonight. Wife and daughter watching Candyman.
Sept 20, 2021 17:11:05 GMT -6
pelwrath: My wife said with pouting eyes, “don’t you want to watch Candyman with me?” Horror not a genre of preference. Monster scary (Alien, etc.) fine. That said, movie isn’t that bad with an interesting twist at the end.
Sept 21, 2021 11:40:08 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Oh, ugh, no! Saw that one waaaaay back. Never again. Not my genre either. Still, I've never said "Candyman" three times while looking in a mirror. No way! LOL
Sept 22, 2021 11:49:31 GMT -6
pelwrath: This one is brand new and answers questions from the first.
Sept 22, 2021 12:04:10 GMT -6
HDSimplicityy: i dont think Ive seen it either.
Sept 22, 2021 15:05:34 GMT -6
pelwrath: Researching the city of Edinburgh isn't hard, but trying to connect two disjoint locations in and near the city for my book 2 draft, ain't easy.
Sept 22, 2021 20:04:13 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: We've been joking about Candyman at work because the lead was excited to see it
Sept 22, 2021 20:17:27 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: "Okay, you guys go home and say candyman 3 times in the mirror and then come back and tell me what happens"
Sept 22, 2021 20:17:40 GMT -6
whaleworkforfood: What do you guys think happens if you say Candyman (or Bloody Mary or any other mirror-related apparitions) non-consecutively? Like if you say Candyman once tonight, then says Candyman again the next night. Do you still summon Candyman?
Sept 23, 2021 7:58:06 GMT -6
pelwrath: If you're saying with the knowledge of what could happen, then too bad for you. Also, the new movie provides an interesting definition of mirror.
Sept 23, 2021 9:58:08 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: I think it has to be consecutive or else my parrot-y butt has unknowingly summoned Mary Worth several hundred times by now LOL
Sept 23, 2021 14:52:33 GMT -6
Alatariel: What about with Beetlejuice? I think it must be within a certain time-period, like the same minute or something.
Sept 23, 2021 16:20:49 GMT -6