The Ballad of Octavius


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megadrive95
1 month ago

Just going to point out two things. A month later 17th March 2024 the flyer for this trainwreck is still up in the window. Two a new google review from David Leigh (relative of?!??!). Whom says. “Good drinks selection, currently no food offerings apart from bar snacks but they do allow you to order in takeaways of your choice which is a nice touch.” So can I order in mountains of 12 inch Pepperoni Pizzas from the multitutude of kebab shops in Prince of Wales road since it wouldn’t offend any vegans while playing House of the Dead?

Bert
1 month ago
Reply to  megadrive95

Got to find to most fragrant meaty food. Bacon is pretty good for that I think.

LordEvyl
LordEvyl
1 month ago

She’s also guilty of plagiarism (No I’m talking about the Horace stuff) all you have to do is watch her videos and it seems that she tends to plagiarize other popular YouTubers, AVGN in particular. Her review of Action 52 is a blatant ripoff of AVGN’s save for a few “original” words thrown in here and there.

Bert
1 month ago
Reply to  LordEvyl

Just reviewing Action 52 is pointless act given most people know the AVGN review. I mean, yet opinions can vary on games in reviews but everyone knows it’s a pile of crap.

LordEvyl
LordEvyl
25 days ago
Reply to  Bert

Yeah, it’s pretty much like reviewing any version of Cassette 50

Bert
25 days ago
Reply to  LordEvyl

Which I bought purely for nostalgia reasons. Didn’t even come with the digital watch.

Collieuk
Collieuk
1 month ago

Shades of Jilted John with a bit of Anti Nowhere League. Change the lyrics to a song about Sausage Rolls and you’d have a Christmas number one with this.

Bert
1 month ago
Reply to  Collieuk

Jilted John was Graham Fellows who has talent, he was 19 when he did that. He of course went onto do John Shuttleworth.

GtB
GtB
1 month ago
Reply to  Collieuk

Really hoping we get a part 2 to this! After watching the first 5 minutes of the Barcadia ‘gig’ I was overcome by a dark feeling of hopelessness, came here and listened to this joyous classic and tears of laughter were soon running down my cheeks. The world needs more of this!

megadrive95
2 months ago

Well that was awful. The funny thing is at 9 mins 25 seconds in Octy says “there are 7 people total in here (barcadia) total”. Yet it was established that included, Peter Leigh, her (biological?) Dad and Octy herself. Leaving 4 people including two customers complaining audibly at the start of the stream saying they didn’t want to be on camera! Only 4 customers at 8pm! Before you say Sunday, Sunday is like a second Saturday night and quite vibrant in other joints until late 11pm. 16.45 she pulls a yuck face and say Peter Leigh’s cocktail was horrible with an urgh!

Bert
2 months ago
Reply to  megadrive95

What used to get you going back to the arcades of old? Simple, there were newer and better games over time. I don’t think Barcadia has that.

megadrive95
2 months ago
Reply to  Bert

I have found memories of arcade machines and cartoons from the 90s it was my era stoked by YouTubers. Although arcades were, in my opinion, killed off by Street Fighter 2 going home release and cannibalising the arcades. This sentiment was shared by that SF2 documentary “here comes a new challenger”. Then the PsOne with functional ports of the arcade versions of TEKKEN by 1996.
I haven’t spent a penny in either BARCADIA or RetroReplay Norwich. They are just goldfish bowls when I walk past.

ToploaderVhs
ToploaderVhs
2 months ago
Reply to  megadrive95

Curiosity got better of me and had to check it out. Being as fair as I can (as, if I was to sing, I would sound like someone resisting arrest being tasered many times over). It can’t be easy singing in front of people, however the songs (the little bit I listened to) just sounded like a never ending tirade about how hard life is being so different and misunderstood etc, rinse, repeat. Then again, what more should I expect? But if you want to follow this path and put yourself out there, fair play, but if you think negativity on YouTube is bad, live gigs are a whole new level!

megadrive95
2 months ago
Reply to  ToploaderVhs

In front of people? She talks to Peter and her Father that’s it. As I said I think two people left the bar as they didn’t want to be on camera. 2.41 in you can hear the protest and her arguing with them. Then there is an unnamed technician. This was a living room performance for friends advertised like it was a gig.

ToploaderVhs
ToploaderVhs
2 months ago

Said it before and I’ll say it again, total narcissistic fantasist. That said, pretty much every prediction you made about ‘barcadia’, including this person popping up again, turned out to be bang on the money. 😂 You should stream this song live on twitch mate, maybe around the same time…..😂

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Bert
2 months ago
Reply to  George

People used to just self-harm, these days they seem to have their bits altered instead.

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ToploaderVhs
ToploaderVhs
2 months ago
Reply to  George

Actually since posting this, had a look at the gig details. A warm up for the Edinburgh Fringe???! I mean seriously?, this is Kardashian levels of removal from actual reality.

Bert
2 months ago
Reply to  ToploaderVhs

It could be the reality check they/them need.

megadrive95
2 months ago
Reply to  George

Maybe The Edinburgh fringe misread her email as, the famous and esteemed comedian “Louis C.K” wants to rebook a slot to a packed out audience in 2024 like he did in 2008 2016.

Bert
2 months ago
Reply to  megadrive95

Obviously having a retro video game youtube channel is the perfect qualification for doing stand up comedy.

Bert
2 months ago
Reply to  Bert

Has the Wotsit been quiet of late or did we just get tired of talking about him?

megadrive95
2 months ago
Reply to  ToploaderVhs

barcadia is a pretentious, uninviting hipster, trendy hangout for Norwich University of the Arts types. Or said “my singing school music professor said I’m a good singer” alumini whom gets purposefully nabbed out of line by producers to humuliate themselves on X Factor. I spoke to a former worker of Prince of Wales Pub (now barcadia) whom said it was a fallout with Greene King brewer that lead to the demise of the location. The fallout with slice and dice, which is doing “well” via word of mouth with the dining class, will lead to the demise of barcadia. A small clique whose knowledge of the very limited opening hours of barcadia, since Peter scrubbed them off the window, is not a sustainable business venture.

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Bert
2 months ago
Reply to  megadrive95

I get the impression it has to stay open long enough to say “See, we told you it was possible” but not long enough to wipe out all the finances of those involved.

Bert
2 months ago
Reply to  George

Even £25,000 ain’t gonna last long then.

JamesP
2 months ago

George for number one I think. I am just waiting for the thumbs down army to arrive

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DangerOtter
DangerOtter
2 months ago
Reply to  JamesP

Kunt and the Gang would be proud of this little ditty!

Jambon
Jambon
2 months ago
Reply to  DangerOtter

Exactly what i thought!

Bigsky
2 months ago

Great stuff George – surely this year’s banger! Bet Peter won’t buy it though 😆

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Bert
2 months ago

She’s doing a warm up for the Edinburgh Fringe? my god. She’s got plenty of time for anything, except that book people paid her to write.

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Boingalot
2 months ago
Reply to  George

Where was it leaked?
I bet the fringe will be a laugh riot!

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Bert
2 months ago
Reply to  George

So it’s more of a pamphlet than an actual book then?

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Bert
2 months ago
Reply to  George

Must be one of the few books where by the end of it, the name of the author had changed.

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megadrive95
2 months ago
Reply to  George

If ska band MADNESS wrote a song with pop band Black Lace. As for those lyrics, isn’t Peter married with kids? Scandalous.

megadrive95
2 months ago
Reply to  George

I think I saw him babysitting some kids while he tapped on his laptop. They were playing the mini tabletop arcade machines. Also he’s cleaned out his 86 st benedicts street Norwich address so I don’t think he sleeps there. I last heard the unit is under offer so we’ll await what business replaces it and if it relates to barcadia/slice and dice.

Bert
2 months ago
Reply to  George

I imagine he’s had a go on tristabits.

megadrive95
2 months ago
Reply to  Bert

I don’t get TristaBytes or TheGebs24 at all. Both no name women are either fast approaching or past the big 4-0. Yet advertise game conventions like they were on some fever dream videogame show from the 90s (pro-tip they weren’t).

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Bert
2 months ago
Reply to  Bert

I tend to find that if videos have poor video/sound, fairly unoriginal content then I’m not going to bother. I’ve clicked one of Gebs24’s videos (most recent one) and the sound quality is naff. And no, I’m not using a laptop. My PC is connected to a NAD amp with B&W speakers.

Bert
2 months ago
Reply to  Bert

Yep. We always used to do the “car speaker” test. If a music mix worked in a car then it would work anywhere. These days it’s probably the “bluetooth speaker test”.

But there’s loads of free audio and video tools. Davinci Resolve is free and powerful, it will load VST plugins. Simply no excuse for poor video and sound.

Bert
2 months ago
Reply to  Bert

I’ve seen people who actually had car speakers setup in their studio to simulate that 🙂

megadrive95
2 months ago
Reply to  George

Sam splitting up with Peter was as much of a business decision as a personal one. When the barcadia money ran out, so did she and she took her best vegan chefs back to cater to Slice and Dice 10-12 St Benedicts St, Norwich. They appear to do well on trendy foodies as they do boardgamers. While Peter has dropped his joint’s food menu and stopped advertising his dwindling opening hours to the non-circlejerkery.

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Bert
2 months ago
Reply to  megadrive95

It’s a business that just about stays afloat I guess. The premises move can be for various reasons. In my town the Starbucks in town was asked to fund roof repairs by the landlord, they told them to get stuffed and closed up. The landlord then repaired the roof and Starbucks returned.

Bert
2 months ago
Reply to  George

There’s a huge problem with the big tech giants right now, shedding jobs all over the place. So they definitely aren’t going to be paying out much cash to people on youtube. It’s like the record industry is now, if you’re a big name you make millions, if you aren’t you get nowt. There’s seems to be very little middle ground.