LucidShadowDreamer's News


 

Cool.

 

I've got some projects going on at the moment.

I'm working on a collab with the awesome Newgrounds musician known as @dem0lecule at the moment.

I'm also working on a brand new game. It will probably take a month or so at least until I'm finished, as I have so many other things to do.

I also make small musical projects in between just for fun. Like this one!

 

 

If someone wants to risk a track turning out either great or horrible for their project, I'll gladly try composing something upon request, as long as it's not too big (like if I am asked to create an entire soundtrack of 15 tracks for free, that'd probably be a "no thanks" from me :3).

 

Finally, if you want to read about the absurdity of life seen from the perspective of a soon to be 20-year-old who thinks he knows something about the world, you should totally check out my latest blog entry

Keep on being as amazing as you are, you guys ;)

 

//LucidShadowDreamer


The Somewhat Near Future

2015-02-12 22:24:43 by LucidShadowDreamer
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Hello, how have you been?

I've been great ;)

The cruise was a blast, and since then I've had some time to relax and work on several of my projects.

 

Speaking of projects, I actually had a great new game idea very recently! Well, whether it's great or not will be up to those who play it, but I really like it. I won't spoil much more about it, but I hope to have it finished before the end of April. I won't promise anything though!

That said, I already composed the background music for the game :p

I sure would appreciate it if you could take a listen to it!

 

I reeeeeeaaaaally screwed up the cover art for this one. I think I'll redo it before the game is finished, just because I can, and because it takes less than 10 minutes. I've had my due of productivity today though, as I've vacuum cleaned my house (and recorded the vacuum cleaner...), played lots of piano, finished that song you're hopefully listening to at the moment, and written two blog posts, this one being the much smaller of the two.

Speaking of which, you can read the longer one featuring late night thoughts about death, here...

(Pssst! It also features nice pictures from the cruise I was on).

 

(EDIT: I have now created a slightly better version of the cover art)

 

That is all I have to say for now. Hope you're having a wonderful time ;)

 

//LucidShadowDreamer


Cruising on a Cruise

2015-01-31 18:53:21 by LucidShadowDreamer
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Yay!

Tomorrow I'm going on a cruise just for fun! :D

 

Well, also there's the fact that it costs but 3€... Seriously. And it's not a small boat or anything...

It's just 24 hours on the boat, but it'll still be a blast! (Remember, you won't be able to reach me in like two days or so, not that I would know why anyone would be in a hurry to talk to me...)

 

In other news, I haven't been doing nor making much at all lately o.O If you want to read more about me not doing anything, but planning to do stuff, this is the place to go.

Well, I have done one thing! I uploaded yet another older piano composition of mine, and I believe this one to be really good!

 

 

Anyhow. I didn't really have anything to say. I just thought I'd update this thingy :p

 

//LucidShadowDreamer


New song, and such...

2015-01-20 17:04:39 by LucidShadowDreamer

Why hi ya'll.

I'd love it if you'd go and check out this track o' mine, as I put some work into it, and stuff. It's pretty much my first somewhat okay DAW work that's actually longer than 16 seconds [3:10]. I've tried a lot of new interesting things, and I'm meaning to develop my skills as a musician. Thus, I'd love it if you could go and leave me a small review, maybe a nudge in the right direction or somthing cool like that :3

 

Other than such, I guess I've been doing some small projects here and there, though I probably won't publish any of it. I also temporarily joined a small orchestra of 28 people. The songs we play aren't too much to my liking (though they ain't bad), but it's good practice.

Now I feel as the next thing I do will be writing in my blog. After that, I'll probably re-learn two old piano compositions of mine and post them to Newgrounds. After that, it should be time to make a new game... I'm hoping that if I write these things out, I'll actually make them happen. That, we will only know in the future. Follow me, if you want to take part in the interesting continuation to this story; will I ever do the things I said I would?

Until next time! ;)

 

//Lucid Shadow Dreamer


FEATURED ON THE FRONT PAGE o.O!!!???

2015-01-10 19:09:22 by LucidShadowDreamer
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Whaaaa???

 

How did this happen :s?

Thanks for this insane boost Tom, I don't know how to thank you enough; I owe you!

I want to thank all the people that recommended me on the forums as well, you're awesome ;)

I didn't really have much else to say. I currently have a lot of free time, so in the somewhat new future, I'll make sure to upload some cool stuff. To begin with, I'm going to focus on music. Now I finally have free time to learn how to use Cubase properly >:D

I'm also going to make a new game, eventually. Most likely, I'll wait until the next Stencyl Jam (I hope one is arranged this year too, but I'm sure there will be one). I might do something small for a Ludum Dare though, you never know!

If I feel really productive, I might even try to make some more serious - albeit weird - art. Maybe 2015 is the year when I get myself accepted into the art portal?

Anywho... I literally just gained 17 fans in an instant (EDIT: and many more are rolling in :O EDIT-2: All in all, precisely 77 new fans :0), so thanks a lot for the support you guys!

 

While you're waiting for more updates, here's a picture of me looking fabulos. For a musical... Of course...

 

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New Beginnings

2014-12-30 11:25:15 by LucidShadowDreamer

 

Howdy.

 

The year of 2014 is coming to an end. It has been the first whole year that I've spent as a registered user on Newgrounds. The year has been very giving in many ways. I've uploaded lots of music, and my final piece of the year will be uploaded tomorrow. That will make the 52nd track I've uploaded this year, which means I have pretty much one composition for each week of the year (some of which are FAR better and longer than others...) XD

Apart from music, I also uploaded a game for a competition, which turned out to be quite well received, which I'm happy about :3

I want to thank all you guys who are fans of mine for checking out my stuff, and for becoming fans in the first place! Seriously. I've gained like 90 fans this years, which is much more than I could've ever expected. I've tried to check most of you out too, and have left some reviews here and there, but I also know I've missed out on some of you. I blame this on myself, but also on the fact that I had to spend almost half a year in the Finnish army. Without that experience, 2014 would've been one of the best years in my life. Now however, I am finally back in business. I've procrastinated a lot - as I haven't even been free for 2 weeks yet - but I'm sure I'll get back to doing stuff eventually, when all the holiday celebrations have calmed down (Christmas as well as the New Years are always busy times). Despite all my slacking, I managed to finish a version of my Xmas piece this year, which I'm pretty content with.

 

I'm hoping that I'll manage to get myself to work on interesting projects this coming year as well, including everything from music and games to writing and such. I also hope that you'll be there to stick around, as I like seeing what other people are up to too.

As there is a new year coming, and I've gained a few listeners/players, I'm thinking about doing something about that horribly unprofessional profile icon I created in 1 minute in mspaint previous year. Now, the plan is to create something almost as unprofessional, and almost as horrible looking!!!

Maybe something like this? I'm not sure yet :/

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If you are interested in reading some more, you could always read my latest blog post on blogspot. That blog hasn't undergone a spellcheck in more than half a year. I'm sure you will notice... Best be prepared.

 

Anyhow. It's great to be back, and it'll be most interesting to see what this new year is bringing with it.

Cya next year ;)



//LucidShadowDreamer


The Final War

2014-11-23 08:49:47 by LucidShadowDreamer

 

Not much left.

Especially of my motivation...

Luckily, there's not that much left of my time in the army.

There's just this final thingy which means I have to spend 10 nights or so in the woods.

That would be very cold, wet, and sleepless nights, not to speak of the strenuous and miserable days...

 

 

Aaaaaaannndd after that there are but two weeks of not doing much left. Only 25 days at the moment.

Still, it will be a very tough time. If you want to read some more (not much though) about this, and see a massive collection of candy, go read my latest (yet very short) blog post.

 

 

As for other stuff, I've made a couple of songs and such. I'm sure you know how to find them, but here's a picture/link leading to one of the shorter ones.

 

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Not much else to say really...

Thus I will shut up.

 

 

//LucidShadowDreamer



 

Time is slowly fading away, which for once in my life is a good thing (sadly).

 

There are 54 days left of military service, almost only 53. Will I make it through? Only time will tell.

The good thing about it is that no matter how hard it will be, it's still only 53 days, right? It's a bit like a reaaaallly long Cooper test. No matter how tough it is, how difficult it is to breathe and run, it's never more than 12 minutes. After that there's a little pain still in your body, but it's still over, right?

 

At least that's the way I want to look at it. No matter how bad the end result, it's still an END result. :)

 

 

As you see, I've somehow transformed into a boring person who can't talk about anything else than how much he pities himself -_- (Gee, thanks for that too, army!)

 

Anyway. I don't really have much else to say o.O

 

Uploaded an old piece today, I guess :/ (clickety-click the picture).

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Also, I wrote a new blog post in my real blog, so yeah... Readz ifz wantz, I'z sayz.

It's basically about the same stuff though.

 

Oh my! Look at the time! It went so fast that it went one hour backwards, and I get to sleep an extra hour! How odd :p

Speaking of sleep... Time to do that :)



//LucidShadowDreamer



Hmm.

Finally I've reached one of the most important points in the army; that would be the halfway point. I've completed more than half of my service, which means that I finally have less than half left. About two and a half months left, but still... It's something ._.

This means that it's time to bring forth and break my comb, tooth by tooth. One every morning, the remaining 72 days, starting this Wednesday.

 

Nothing much to say. I've shared my very first (and very bad) song with you, which you might have noticed.

I've also covered two pieces from Final Fantasy X.

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One of them is the very first real piano piece I learned to play. Quite a difficult piece to start with, but I think that is what has made me as good as I am today.

 

Other than that I've written a new blog post on my real blog. This entry mostly consists of a poem I wrote about my experiences in the military.

 

 

Other than that, I don't have anything to say. I'm having a hard time keeping up with all the awesome stuff that's happening on Newground while I'm away, but I'm doing my best :/

 

Have fun all of you, I'm sure you're having more fun that me ;)

 

//LucidShadowDreamer



 

Okay, so I've now been in the army for 1/3 of the time I have to spend there. That's a good thing. The bad thing is that I still have more than 100 days left :(

I've still tried to be somewhat active here and there on Newgrounds, by looking at what people have created, and uploading some old stuff myself.

A few days ago, something slightly unexpected happened though ._. !

An old song/improvisation of mine was featured and frontpaged right after I uploaded it o.O! Thanks a lot for that!!

Also, I've gained several new fans because of this, and I want to thank all of you for following me. Somehow, I now have 75 fans, which is a pretty huge amount in my eyes :D

I created a Newgrounds account less than a year ago, with the intention of uploading a few projects of mine every now and then, but I never imagined this many people would actually watch (and listen to) my stuff XD

Thus, I can at least be a little bit happy, even if I lack freedom (until the 18 of December. Oh what good a day that will be...)

In other news, I made a very short blog post not long ago, over here. I'm mostly complaining about how I don't like the army, and such...

Also, I kind of made a short 16 second loop as a request yesterday. However, I totally failed to create the type of music that was actually requested; sometimes my brain doesn't really want to cooperate... I'm sure you can relate :)

Anyhow, you can listen to the short song by clicking the picture below (the painting doesn't look like the piece sounds...) :p

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I don't think I have that much more to say at the moment...

Take comfort in this; you're probably having more fun than me right now :D

 

 

//LucidShadowDreamer