no_apologies: (Excited Charlie B. Barkin)
While just Google Image Searching on a whim, I found this really interesting meme on this random blog site I found. I'm going to give it my best shot. Along the way I'm sure there's much to know about me, and some deep and fun things to discover that I wasn't aware of before.

Here's the whole list of objectives for future entries! )

This will get lengthy. Don't want to stretch out your Friends' pages. )

Woot, I did it! I came up with 15 things about me at random! Now, to start on Day 2. :)
no_apologies: (Ryan Higa <3)
-Hellz yeah, Ryan Higa's main channel has 15 million subscribers now!! That's an insane number of lamps, and I've been one of them for just this year so far! I've been happy and excited for Ryan over the past few days. He may not have won anything at the Teen Choice Awards, but he'll always still have us lamps to love him and support him always. :D

-I've still been coming up with new music every now and then. There's just so much to explore on the HP Music Maker! I swapped for two genres last night; volumes 1 of Drum and Bass, and Tech House. I did one track of each. For my first try at both of these types of instrumentals, they turned out pretty good.

Here's my Drum and Bass debut:


-Book sales over this past weekend was pretty good. Didn't do anything Wednesday through Friday, but Saturday and Sunday sure made up for it!
no_apologies: (Ryan Higa <3)
Yep, it's been another while since I last posted. I've been using my Twitter a little more. I use it for sharing things, as well as putting up whatever little blurb comes to mind. And, I use it a lot to interact with my favorite people on YouTube. Also, if you choose to look, you'll see the awesome stained glass cat vase I got from one of my friends! It's so beautiful!

BTW I don't think I showed this amusing thing I did with one of Jacob Fu's instagram pics on here, so here it is!



He liked the pic enough to retweet it, shortly after I tweeted it to him.

Before I move onto more about these awesome people, I'll mention a little update about how I'm doing at work. Last weekend turned out really good for me! I've sold a bunch of books, including the Americana Encyclopedia set that was so big. I'm so glad someone finally bought that! Almost no one buys encyclopedia sets these days. I received this large 30 book set as a donation weeks ago. I'm glad I decided to make some space for it.

The hostas outside, a few at a time, have been flowering. I've taken pictures when that's happened. Some of them are already on my website's art gallery page.

I even took a picture of one of the Asian day lilies while it was raining outside. :)

I still (of course) do boardgaming every Friday night. Every other Friday it's with our friends at the High Tides game store in St. Mary's County. We hope we can have enough space for everyone that comes over! Lately, the owner has moved in some display cases into the room we play in. There have been some new semi-regulars coming around, and we've had more 10+ people show up altogether during the past few weeks. High Tides have been good to us for a long while now, and we'd hate to have to find a new place again. The 6 core members of us (including my mom and myself) were told to leave the last place and never come back. Basically, the owner had acted like a passive snob around us because I brought in a cup from Subway.

Whatever--all the better to have found a better place where no one flips out about things like bringing along games that aren't already selling in the shop. No one flips out about anyone bringing in food and drinks from other places either. The staff at High Tides have been open and laid back about both of those things.

Because of these reasons, I'd hate to have to change locations again...

Updates on my music )

What I'll mention next is something that's made me so happy. )
no_apologies: (Sokka. Cactus juice. It's the quenchiest)
Did you get to see a bunch of fireworks? Did you spend good quality time with your loved ones? Did you have a BBQ dinner cookout? See any good movies?

I had to work during the day, though I did do pretty well on book sales. Could have earned more if there were people interested in my plants and garden statues, but oh well...

I'm still pleased with how good the photos of them came out, especially when making them look even gorgeous and in high quality after some slight touches on the photobucket editor. I'll share some and leave a link to my Gallery page in a bit.

Back to the rest of how my 4th of July went. For dinner, my family and I had cheeseburgers with lettuce and tomato with hash browns. For desert, we had strawberry crème pie! Mmmmm, so good...

Later on into the evening, Mom and I went over to our friend Bob's house to play a few board games. On the way there, we saw a firework after crossing the bridge! Cool. Board gaming was fun. I ALMOST won at Alhambra that night! Everything in my city was connected by a badass 17 point bordering, and I had the most green tiles (and the most blue at the end, it's 18 points). Bob had the most purple and a 15 pointer border, and he beat me by one point. Wow, what a game! It was my longest ever wall, and Mom's wall was just as long.

We also played 2 games of Ugh, and a game of Splendor. Geez, our friend Rich is really good at Splendor! Mom and I will have to start taking more chances around him from now on. Oh, and in the background, Bob's neighbors were lighting fireworks. We could hear all the whistling and popping noises. :)

And now, for the awesome plant photos... )

Sometime later on I'll upload a new plant vlog on my main variety channel.

Wong Fu Productions )

Fu Music bros... )

Last and most certainly not least... )
no_apologies: (Music is Love!)
First things first; yeeeep, I'm still alive! I managed to catch up with some of you on my F-list! Next week, I'll try to say hi to some more of you.

I figured I wasn't the only one hyped up about the uber awesome FF7 remake. *flail, fail, flail!* It's happening! It's actually happening!! I remember first reading about a 3D remake about this ages ago, in a Game Informer magazine. That was just trolly of Square Enix to just show dangle the concept over us like that, IMO.

Now, it thrills me that it's becoming a reality. Woohoo! \o/

I have NO IDEA when I'll get a PS4! (A Nintendo 3DS is the next big thing to save up for anyway, once I'm successful in getting a hang drum.) Video Gaming wise, I've only done a little DS gaming over the weekend.

Still board gaming, of course. It's amazing that more people have visited the meetup group. I think there's one or two new regulars or semi-regulars. That's awesome.

Haha, last Friday, I almost pulled a Ryan Higa with Mom. Though, Tri-ominos is hard for me to win and get lucky at... The golden horseshoe was with me during all the other games. We're especially competitive when playing Splendor. It's one of our most favorite warm-up games.

Ugh has proven to be a lot of fun too. What's amazing about that press your luck card game is this; there are times when it gets brutal! You may happen to draw a few nice various colored cards with high point values on one turn, only to draw a minus 3 Ugh card the next, leading to discarding your whole face up pile of point cards. (If the Ugh card is the first one you take from the draw pile, you get to keep that as a consolation prize. At scoring time, the end of the game, each Ugh is 3 points each.)

The rest of what's going on with me will go under cuts.

Vlogging, NEW finished instrumental, NEW video series... )

YouTube and Twitter Stuff )
no_apologies: (Default)
-Been working five days a week at my bookshop since last month. Business has been okay. I managed to sell some books, along with receiving some really nice other ones over the weekend. Hey, do any of you remember Jim Varney's character, Ernest? One of the books I got is Ernest's "Book of Knowledge" that came out sometime in the 80's. I glanced through some of it already. This book gave some chuckles.

The donator also gave me some nice parrot care paperbacks. Interesting, since my mom had watched a rerun documentary about parrots. I sort of watched it again with her.

I also put away some mystery novels and some more humor books... The lady (who had bought Nora Roberts paperbacks from me more than once, I sort of recognized her) happened to forget that I don't take Reader's Digest Condensed books, because they just don't sell. There are 7 tote bags and a box full of them inside the store now. On Friday, after I get off work, Mom and I will take some of those to the dump. Really, no one in my shop bought them, not ever. I don't want them taking up space and collecting dust, so I'm planning to get rid of them all ASAP.

Almost all the potted plants I intend to sell this spring and summer are growing back! I sold four strawberry plants so far, and the four I still have are flowering. Unlike the day lilies, they grow fast! In the next few weeks, the flowers will turn into berries.

- I have been on an A:tLA fanfic kick for a while now, and I found this really interesting one on WattPad, called Art of War. Summary: "Mike and Bryan, creators of Nickelodeon's beloved, cartoon show, "Avatar the Last Airbender" see their universe come to life when the imperial Fire Nation appears from the middle of the Pacific Ocean and starts global mayhem." (Link: http://www.wattpad.com/story/23906260-art-of-war)

I think I ought to get myself an account on this site because LOOK, there are pics and videos you can upload along with the content of your chapters. Awesome! I know I listen to loads of music, and some songs and instrumentals remind me of certain characters and fandoms...

-I put together two more ATLA fan-mixes (another for Sokka, and one for Toph), and will hopefully post them in an entry sometime this week!

-Last Thursday, Mom and I watched Disney's Maleficent, because she rented the DVD from the library. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't something we would want to own. Honestly, I like the Maleficent from the old Sleeping Beauty animated film, who's also in the Kingdom Hearts games. I like that version of her best. ...I love the Honest Trailer Screen Junkies did for it on YouTube. I've seen it twice, before I saw the actual movie. ("Male Efficient!" XD)

Haha, I also love the Honest Trailer they did for the 1950's animated classic of Cinderella...

-My mom and I did quite a bit of board gaming fun on Friday and Saturday night. There's this game she bought for a buck at this thrift store, where we have found some great games for a bargain. Usually little to nothing is missing from them! Anyway, this game is called Last Word. It's a little like the game Scrabble, but there's a grid with letter tiles in which you move your color pawn over the letters to spell words. It's easy to learn, but it's a little challenging to play! You play until you can't move to spell words anymore. It's a really interesting elimination kind of game. Whoever has the most letter tiles at the end of the game (they're a point each) wins. When more than two players are playing, there are extra points that go toward whoever isolates another opponent at the end.

Mom and I like this game. We played 3 rounds of it, after a warm-up game of Splendor. I won at Splendor and one game of Last Word. :)

Unfortunately, we didn't get to play that over at our friend Bob's house. Last Word plays up to 2-4 players, and there were 7 of us altogether, including this new guy that came over. We ended up playing 2 games of this other game Mom and I recently found at this bead store, called Ugh. A lot of those we game with love it. This one's a press your luck type of card game with adorably funny cartoon artwork on the cards.

We played two rounds of Ugh. I won the first, and Bob won the second. We also played Spinners dominoes, and Quiddler! I also won at Quiddler.

-My fanfiction writing in general been going at the pace of a crawl, but it's better than nothing! The music hasn't completely taken over, though I'm still loving this Darius Twin remix project. I'm almost 40% done with it now. I have quite a bit more planned to insert in there.

This remix is HUGE for me. I've been putting a lot of time and effort towards this, and I'm picky about getting it right, to sound really good. The individual melody parts I've put together separately--I want to use them all!

After I get that finished, I'll try to get back into RP stuff for a while.
no_apologies: (Sokka. Cactus juice. It's the quenchiest)
You can easily put together your own fan-mix playlists on it and share it with others! You choose a picture for the cover and choose what to put into the Annotations section too.

Playlists, they're great! I kind of want to start another one soon. Either Death Note or another mix towards another ATLA character. (I know of some songs I know that are Sokka-like!)

I feel sooo accomplished, after finishing putting the ultimate Zuko fan-mix soundtrack together! It's mostly songs, with a few great instrumentals that fit this character so, so well. I inserted 46 tracks (there's just a lot of great, fitting songs), and this is almost 3 hours of music, so it's something to listen to while surfing online for a good long while? XD There's a wide variety of songs I picked that represents different parts to Zuko's personality, his troubles, and his journey.


The Fight Inside from SilverFox Jams on 8tracks Radio.



Would you like to see the entire track list? )

I go on about a few of the songs I've discovered and put into that mix here... )

Aside from that, I've been writing some fan fic bit by bit. One of them has a quite complicated part, and there are little plot bunnies from different points in time that make me want to write those parts out. I know there will be more than one story here. The first I've already titled as Treading Carefully Between Sides, since one OC of mine will be traveling with Zuko, Iroh, and their crew. Her best friend will be with Aang, Sokka, and Katara. The bond of their friendship will be one of the things that change and make this something AU. Also, there will be these bad, nasty creatures...

I'm almost a quarter way done on my Darius Twin remix. It sounds awesome, and some of the time I've been breezing through this. Still, I know I'm going to be picking the hell out of it until it's as great as it's going to be.
no_apologies: (Music is Love!)
For those who may be curiously wondering about my fun and enjoyable process, I feel like sharing. I don't think I really posted into detail about this on here before. I'm cross posting this from a blog entry on my website. I'm copying and pasting what I typed from there, to here.

(If you haven't seen my website yet, you might want to. I showcase my podcasts and art on it, aside from my music... I love how the appearance of the website looks, along with how my site's forum looks--even though that hasn't been active in a while.)

The way I do remixes is a lot of fun. I have a method of dividing a lot of everything individually. I'm doing the same kind of thing I've done towards Mortal Kombat Komputer.

First, I listen to the original version of a game theme enough times just to memorize at least the main melodies of it. My memory is often really good, but it's always handy to have the original version to listen to. It's nothing too hard, since I've self-taught myself to play stuff by ear over the 10 years of playing music. Though, I at times surprise myself when I find out certain things are harder or easier to produce when I least expect it!

So, after I get original melodies and other original things (bass, chords, whatever) down and edited to the way I love and want them to sound, along the way and after that part's done, I come up with original melodies and things to mix into the track. This would be the experimentation process! I blend certain things to find out how well they sound together before I start making the track itself. For the Mortal Kombat remix, as some of you who check back on this blog frequently may already know, almost everything I put together and planned on in advance made it into the final 1.2 version.

In the last part of making a remix, it's likely I'll come up with some other really neat things while putting the track together.

Mortal Kombat Komputer is 7 minutes and 41 seconds. I didn't think it would be that lengthy, but in the end, it became an excellent masterpiece for a gaming remix debut. There are some really supportive and thoughtful musicians I've come across on NewGrounds, and their tips toward cutting back and varying the drums for 1.2 made such a difference. With that in mind, I'll be looking forward to whatever feedback I get once this new track is complete!

With better luck, I might submit it to OverClocked Remix! They only accept material that are straight from the video games themselves. Mortal Kombat Komputer is a remix of the Techno Syndrome, by The Immortals. One person's remix of that had been taken off and moved to this archive website they've put together... Once I found that out, I decided not to submit it to them. (However, I am considering on allowing the creators of the Mortal Kombat games to check it out! I believe they'll dig it.)
no_apologies: (Music is Love!)
I'm feeling so PUMPED and psyched that I want to write an update on here! I should catch up with favorite music artists around NewGrounds soon, as well as on Sound Cloud. I'm so overdue for just setting time aside to listen to some tunes... I've been sucked into writing my fan fiction and reading other people's fan fiction, along with some role-play writing with friends (around here) on the side! ^^;;

I'm not quite there to finishing this remix, but so far it's been amazing progress!! I really like the beats and synths I've been coming up with so far. I've recorded some speaking parts too, some of them by yours truly. LexaHergon, one of my buddies on NG and Skype, inspired me a little for an extra speaker part I hadn't thought of. Hey, it turns out it works. Thanks!

For the intro... In the Darius Twin game I remember playing so much on the Super Nintendo, there's this alarm sound that goes off, followed by a message on the screen just before the boss ship arrives. I'm inserting something like that. :D

Darius Twin does have some good music tracks to go with the challenging side-scrolling in the spaceship battle game. (Search for "Darius Twin OST" on YouTube! It's all there!)

I know there's one other Darius Twin remix idea I'll want to do, something that came to me out of nowhere. As I first heard this play in my head, I thought, "Oh my God... YES!" This other idea I really love and will try my hardest to accomplish will blow us all away, I know it.

It's a blast when it comes to experimenting. Putting in my own spin when it comes to remixes. I'm on a roll, and looking forward to figuring out what original melodies and basslines (and more beats) of awesomeness I can come up with.

It'll be at least a month until this Boss Theme remix is all done. This week, I've been in the process of getting all I want in variations of the main melodies. I know I want 2 to 3 variations of that. Piece by piece, I managed to get one of them done today! After I get all that done--or at least half done--I'll come up with more original material to mix in.

Sometime last year, I was messing around while jamming on the Waspy LE VST I've got. I played the Darius Twin Boss melody half a step down-pitched from the original notes. In tweaking the options and stuff I created a really nice synth in doing so. That really fun and most excellent jam session first gave me inspiration to want to do this remix project. (YEP, the synth I've played with is going in there! *beaming with excitement*)
no_apologies: (Damn flying monkeys)
There's quite a bit to mention over the past week. Prepare yourself... for summarizing... No, this does not involve Ludacris Speed, and going plaid. (I should watch SpaceBalls again. It's been a long while since I last watched that movie. It's one of my favorite Mel Brooks films.)

- My cold has been almost all gone, still. All that's left is a bit of a cough. It's so annoying... I've had to cough up a bit of yuck today. I think my dad has caught what I had. His immune system's not as great as mine, and I send him speedy recovery wishes as I update.

-For the most part online for over the past week, I've read some of the lengthy and well written Avatar: The Last Airbender fan fictions. Happy Endings, Book 1! That one...! The writer blends the action and the psychological content of a teenaged girl who's been a victim of domestic violence well! It inspires me for my two Avatar stories. (It's a second interesting one in case the first story idea gets to be a pain.)

-My Easter was kinda nice. My mom and I had free Starz and HBO On Demand. Finally got to see Guardians of the Galaxy. We want that on DVD. It's so awesome. (Rocket, Peter Quill, and Groot, those three are my favorite characters.) Alexander's Horrible No Good Very Bad Day is hilarious. We want that one too! Also, we've had a bunch of Peeps, and some Starburst jelly beans. :D The jelly beans happen to be nearby where I'm sitting, and I just snagged some. I love the Starburst kind just as much as the gourmet kind!

-Earlier, as I was watching AFV, I saw this hilariously cute video of a Chihuahua trying again and again to get the ball in the mirror. The real ball was behind that adorable dog the whole time. Oh, and there was this other amazing dog who was barking parts of Beethoven's 5th. I've never seen anything like that. One smart pooch! I think the Beethoven dog was a pit bull...

-I finally, FINALLY gotten around to starting over again on the Darius Twin Boss Theme remix. I don't remember mentioning this on my blog, but a while back I found out that almost all my files were encrypted. Some idiot thought I would be swayed into doing their bidding for this Bit Coin thing. I've had to refresh the laptop, and pretty much I got all my apps back... Today, I put together a few beat loops and they're really good. I've felt very accomplished. I've gotten so much better at making custom drum loops! Tonight, after TV shows are over, I'm going to do a bit of recording off my VST. (After that, I hope to get into some RP stuff. I am breaking away from fan fic tonight.)

-There's a hilarious Avatar series I've seen on YouTube called Avatar: The Last Airbender Abridged. Whiny Zuko. Enough said. Of course as whole it's funny but the guy's voice for Zuko is what I love most. XD
no_apologies: (Ayato Kamina Oh Hell Yeah!)
- On Zelda: Majora's Mask, hehe, I switched games without saving to try this other game on my N64. I got my stolen bottle back! At some point I ended up sitting on Epona firing arrows at that big headed awful bird, from a distance. (It takes over 10 arrows to take him out, but in the end it's worth it, 'cause there's a BIG orange rupee! I think that's 500 rupees.) Ha, serves the Takuri right for stealing from me!

-I sold a bunch of books today! Two returning customers came to my shop. Last week I was open only on Sunday because it's snowed quite a bit last Monday. Today made up the lack of people last weekend.

-Finished my short experimental track! Finally! It took way longer than I thought, partially due to how cold it's been last week, but hey I got it done!


On SoundCloud, an hour after I uploaded this, three people heard and loved it! :D (I've yet to get any feedback for Catacombs over at my spot at Newgrounds.)

-Updated my webpage a bit, minutes ago. I added the new track onto what I listed on the Music page, and put up the news announcement for it on the Home page! I'm serious on podcast planning. Here's what I know I ought to include so far:

1. Music update on my Darius Twin remix.

2. Sharing something I heard on YouTube that's sped up. In fact, I can use Audacity and record a track or two tonight! I'll save those audio files and add them in later.

3. I think I'll mention about my writing. At least say why it's been over a month since the last time I recorded a podcast.

4. Ask a curious question towards my listeners that can leave replies by commenting on here, my music YouTube page, and on my next Artist News post on Newgrounds! Yeah, that'll be something else new to do for a podcast. :D

The rest is YouTube stuffs )

I'm still on YouTube, and I'm thinking about catching up with PeanutButterGamer. He's this funny dude who "reviews" and plays various video games. I hope he doesn't totally go bonkers while playing more LSD Dream Simulator and Mario 64: Chaos Edition. XD
no_apologies: (Rem!)
Last Monday, after it snowed over a few inches, my family and I had no water coming from the sinks and toilets. Luckily, we didn't have too long of a wait for the plumber to come by. All he needed to do was flick the switch on the water pump!

My dad got to go to an AA meeting on Thursday. I had to clear up some of the snow and make a pathway from the front porch to the walkway before his ride came. I had to take a break mid-way through doing so, 'cause it was 17 degrees. Also, the snow was almost as hard as a rock, so I hand to jab into that with the shovel to loosen it. Ugh...

Over the weekend, I got a teeny bit of writing and music done! I'm most likely halfway done on the experimental hip hop style track. I really like that beat I've been messing around on. The bassline I've put together is simple, yet it fits into place really nice with the synth notes and cave catacomb drippy ambient loop.

I'm thinking "Catacombs" is going to be a short track, 2-3 minutes long. I don't have much planned for this one. My Darius Twin Boss Theme remix is something I intend to experiment and prepare for more.

As for my Death Note story, Crawl, I couldn't get much done over the weekend, aside from some editing. I can't really get into the mindset of angsty Light Yagami when it's freezing out. *sigh* I'm hoping for a warmer weekend! I'm so done with winter now.

Also, over last week:

-I found out that my Nintendo 64 still works! I've started a new game of Majora's Mask and I'm almost halfway into it. I just got Epona (Link's mare) back. That damn bird stole one of my bottles, so I think I need to buy it back from the Curiosity Shop before I warp back to Romani Ranch to defend the barn from alien invaders... (LOL it's been ages since I last played this game, yet I remember what happens if you fail to defend that girl and the cows. Majora's Mask is dark, spooky, and crazy in some places. I love it.)

I've also been playing Gex 3, Mario Kart 64, and Star Fox 64. All these games are still fun!

-I made this awesome music video. My newest RP muse has been really inspirational to me! The song I found to be fitting to the Majora character really well. The chaotic feel to it, definitely! I also feel pretty good about the editing.



Last but not least, I welcome [personal profile] adraekh to my friends list. I'm currently bored at the moment, and one of my RP buddies isn't on AIM yet (I want to tell him about my Majora muse and future plot ideas), so I'll check up on the Reading Page.
no_apologies: (Excited Charlie B. Barkin)
(The following I've mostly copied and pasted from my other current blog, at my website.)

Yay, I'm making time to update again!

I'd first like to list some songs that sound good when heard twice as fast. I was on YouTube again when trying this.

"Enter Sandman" and "Master of Puppets" by Metallica (If you need to hear something really, really energetic to wake you up, that should do the trick! XD)

"Don't Speak" by No Doubt (It sounds funky in places!)

"Say it Ain't So" by Weezer (This track sounds funky in places too!)

"Diary of Jane" by Breaking Benjamin (This song at 1.5 playback speed is just awesome to rock out to.)

When I heard the following twice as fast, I cracked up.

"Original Prankster" by The Offspring (Hearing Dexter Holland rapping twice as fast in this song is hilarious. I could not stop laughing! I'm chuckling right now as I type this part.)

"Like a Surgeon", "Word Crimes", and "Amish Paradise" by Weird Al Yankovic (The third song's tempo is so Dance-y!)

I'm thinking I ought to share this whenever I do another podcast for my website. It would be something entertaining. I think some of my buddies around Proboards and Newgrounds might enjoy this. I'll do this, in addition to a list of topics I'll write down to talk about.

Luxliev I have not heard from for some weeks now, he might enjoy a podcast like that too. I know I mentioned him before on a previous podcast. If you missed that and can't be bothered to find it on my site's previous blog posts, I'll state that he is a musician and composer I found on Proboards one evening. He does game remixes as well as his own stuff. I just knew he has the potential to get better and gain a number of listeners, so I offered to give him advice. :)

I must say he's getting better at his own original music! I'm very happy for Lux. His remix of J-E-N-O-V-A is pretty good too.

Doing my own remix of that would be such a challenge, I just know it. I know I heard this awesome guitarist on YouTube, on his channel called Artificial Fear. His rock remix version amazed me so much! It's THE BEST! It's even better than the rendition in the Advent Children movie. All fans of Final Fantasy 7 really should look that up and listen to it!

It may be a really long while until I blow myself away doing my own version of it... I still want to make room for the Darius Twin Boss Fight remix I started weeks ago. (Darius Twin is a 2D scroller spaceship fighter game on the SNES. I enjoyed playing that so much as a kid, and I've taught myself on how to play the melodies from some of the game's music on two of my keyboards.) It's been fun on the RP sessions but I know I'm on a roll there!

...I also started on a new original project over the weekend, something with a hip-hop like beat to it. There's so few hip hop artists I actually like, that do not rap about money, sex, drugs, and gangs. (Hip hop instrumentals are what I like more.) I rarely listen to hip hop at all--but the elements to this genre are fun to experiment with.

Seriously, I am not putting the music on hiatus anytime soon. I've made at least five that sound really good. (For all of you on Dreamwidth, I'll put a list of hyperlinks to them.) I have a handful of ideas for other music projects in my head, and I just need to be persistent with myself to keep on making tunes.

Catching up with favorites and friends on SoundCloud and Newgrounds is something else I'd like to do at some point. I know I have some buddies at NG. Some are super talented at what they do. They're amazing. Step, theeketel, Pandasticality, VideoGameManiac...

Coming up: a second separate post that's a questions meme. I found this on my Dreamwidth.com friends list.

Yet, before I do so, here are links to five of my completed music tracks I've been thinking about when writing part of this entry.

The Underground Machine (Newgrounds wouldn't let me put in the full title, Presenting the Underground Machine, so I had to shorten it. Why that title? Well, first let me say that I'm visual in my mind when writing and doing music. I imagine some kind of underground dance party music machine that's sort of defunct. The voice part kind of sputters and that cool guitar part is trying to be showcased, and the operator is trying to stop the voice part but is having a bit of technical difficulties at first on doing that... I think this is the first time I've mentioned this anywhere online ever. I don't know why, lol.)

That Big Loud Bass (This one has gotten over a hundred listens on my SoundCloud page! Also, a bunch of downloads. People who go there really like this one, and I understand why. The beats and low bass, and that snare are what I love most about this track. To pick up on the really low bass, you'd need to put on headphones to hear it clearly.)

Windows Sounds Mix (This one's actually a medley of mostly Windows sounds to different beats. Be sure to read the description about it. I say much more there, and the link to the track that inspired me to do this is on it. I might need to improve on the transitions here one day, but that will likely happen whenever I'll have less ideas I really want to get done!)

Mortal Kombat Komputer (My first video game remix ever! Oh my gosh, I really did an epic job on this one. This turned out to be longer and better than I first expected. In fact, this wasn't how it all first turned out, which is why I labeled it as version 1.2. I varied and cut back more on the percussion on this more than the first. A few of my friends at NG had given me some really good advice, and it made a huge difference. You're welcome to hear the first version if you want, but 1.2 is as good as it gets!)

Sonic.EXE Comes Out to Play (This has been my latest track, a tribute to a cool Creepy Pasta character! Creepily awesome! I say more about this in the description under the audio player.)

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