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A couple of days ago I wrote the last of my tests for my matriculation exam... I don't know how well I did yet, but in a week or so I'll get primary results for all my exams, to give me an idea of how well I did. They they are not final though; I think I'll know the real results after a couple of months or so :/

Sadly, I still have a few weeks of school left before I really get some spare time. I even have a few unimporant tests left :( Three months after that I will be "forcefully" dragged into the army for a while. I don't understand why it's mandatory here; it's not like we could really defend ourselves if someone wanted to invade our country o.O

Aaaaaanyhow. After I'm done with my game for the Stencyl Jam 2014, I should finally get time to play around with Cubase some more. I'm using LunacyEcho's tactic here. Since I've written it down, now I have to make something more serious with a DAW in the coming months.

I don't really have anything else to say... I'm just happy that the hell of studying is over, at least for a while :3


Yup

2014-03-08 05:32:37 by LucidShadowDreamer
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Yup.

Nothing special going on here, really. Just reading for exams, almost dying from boredom and stuff.



So, now I have about one month until my matriculation exams are due. This means that I should read for these important tests, which in turn means that my free time is going to be very limited D:

I also have a performance this saturday. I will play the piano, along with a choir consisting of people aged 50-70, which I must say sounds quite interesting... Especially considering that we're performing with songs from the 60s (The Beatles, Beachboys, The Mamas & The Papas, and so on).

 

I will still be somewhat active on this site during that time. I will keep uploading older songs (and possibly new ones every now and then). The latest 'old' composition that I posted is called Scareludium.

 

Featured musician of the week is GhostLawyer, formerly knows as FunkmasterCatking. He is an extremely talented guy, which you can see for yourself by clicking here!

 

Tomorrow I will dress up as James from Pokémon, for school. Wish me luck!

 

 

Have a nice life ;)



This sunday I became sick once more. Sometimes I think I'm always sick...

 

Sooo, what's new?

I still should read stuff for my matriculation exams. Yay.

I have not had time to make any reat musical progress, but I have more old stuff to upload!

 

Today (tonight) I uploaded this almost one year old composition. It has gotten surprisingly positive feedback already, but don't worry. That will have time to change...

 

Also, thank you one million times for that long and detailed review on Forest Walk, Step. I don't know how to thank you enough for taking the reviewing it so seriously!

 

This post's featured composer is BlueOceans. He is a really talented musician, so go check him out!

Also I have to once again mention my first and only fan, LunacyEcho, since he just posted a new song!

 

There were many links this time :p, which proves I don't really have anything to say.

That's all for now!

 

//Shadow Dreamer


Audio Portal, Here We Come!

2014-01-31 14:53:19 by LucidShadowDreamer
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Wow, I've already been a newgrounds member for more than a month now, time does go by depressingly fast o.O

So, something awesome happened tonight! (Well, it was night where I'm from at least). I was finally scouted for the Audio Portal :'D

It's actually quite funny, because a couple of days earlier I sent a message to Step, asking whether he could do something about me not being an approved musician yet :p (Edit: Btw thanks for replying :D)

I'm sorry Step; that was a waste of your time (I know he won't read this). I blame (thank) LunacyEcho though, since he was nice enough to scout me; not only that, but he wrote a giving review and became my first and thus far only fan :) Thanks a million! (Seriusly, go check him out).

Its a shame that I didn't join Newgrounds earlier though, it's such a nice site. Also, I would've had more to post earlier; now my free time is very limited D:

However, this is how things will look from now on:

I have about 30 compositions/stuff that are left over from 2013, ranging in quality from aweful to quite listenable. After I've written my matriculation exam I will pretty shortly be called into the military for almost a year (yay...) After my exam is finished I have about two free months, so I should be able to compose some new songs around that time.

So what I will do is post maybe about one old song a week, which should go on for pretty much half a year then. Maybe by that time, I will have a couple of people listening to my stuff, and actually reading things like these XD

I already started by posting the first one, which is called "Drawing a Universe", for resons explained in the description.

 

And that, as they say, is that.

 

 

//Shadow Dreamer


Graaaaawwwwwwrrrr!!!!!

2014-01-30 16:39:30 by LucidShadowDreamer
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Man do I feel stupid now.

I need to start paying more attention to descripitons, before I review something. Twice in a row I just commented something that was already clearly stated in the description, which just made it pointless to bring up things like "something I noticed" *facepalm*

I don't know why I did that, I usually clearly read the description for everything before 'judging' it myself, but oh well.

I realize pretty much no one will read this, but the featured artist of the week (or however long it takes for me to write a new news entry) is LunacyEcho, who was kind enough to become my first fan, for reasons yet unknown; I'm not even part of the audio portal yet :p

Anyhow, thanks a lot for that!

That will be all for now, have a good day ;)

 

Edit: Extra Fail! I just realized that you can rate your own songs... I listened to one of the compositions I've put up, and playfully pressed 5 stars, expecting to get the usual message saying "You can't rate your own uploads!"

Turns out I was wrong... I'm a schmuck.

 

//Shadow Dreamer


Still No Free Time

2014-01-27 19:58:54 by LucidShadowDreamer
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Yup, title says it all.

 

The matriculation exams are creeping nearer and nearer, as I have my hands filled with other stuff I should do. However, I got a little bit of free time, and made this very odd loop. Don't worry; it's short... Like REALLY short XD

I just started messing around with stuff in Cubase, and that happened... Oh right, maybe I should go get some sleep... Yeah... That sounds like a good idea :p

Hope everything is just fine over at your end ;)

 

//Shadow Dreamer


Reality That Consumes Time

2014-01-02 17:30:13 by LucidShadowDreamer
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The holidays are soon about to end, and just in time I've caught a horrible cold.

I've already posted a few songs here on Newgrounds, and I'm planning on posting more every now and then. If I get lucky, I might make it to the Audio portal in a couple of years (as if that would happen, would be cool though). I like the community here on this site, even if it has had its ups and downs during its long and prosperous existence.

Anyhow. As I said, I will soon be forced back into this timeconsuming place called reality, which involves school and my job as a pianist as well as the soon upcoming matriculation exams. And after that I will have to serve some time in the army. From there the step into adult, working life is not far.

 

I will still find time for my own projects though, I always do. I'm currently learning more and more on Cubase (most users here use FL Studios if I'm not mistaken, right?), and I'm getting at least slightly better. Don't believe me? Find out for yourself!

In my latest composition, I think that several things are improved compared to the first ones (which I made like a week earlier...). There are still many things to be mastered, but although I didn't compliment myself that much in the description, you might enjoy the song. Check it out here.

I hope you've had a pleasant Christmas and New Year, and that you will have many to come.

'Til next time ;)

 

//Shadow Dreamer



Well, I've been watching stuff on newgrounds for about 10 years (one of the first things I can remember seeing is "Mini Stix", by Jazza), but only now did I decide to actually make an account. Why? I felt like this awesome website for sharing deserved it (yay, I'm SO important). I also thought that I might even upload a thing or two here every now and then.

Who am I? I am just a random boy from Finland, currently 18 years of age. I like a lot of stuff, as do probably you as well. I like things with humor (sometimes twisted kinds of it), so this is definitely the right website.

I especially have a drawing towards music, so if I post anything here it will be it will be horrible bad art, or weird mediocre songs, as I can play the piano.

 

If you for some reason wonder something about the insignificant person that is me, please don't be afraid to ask!

Oh! Also, I have a blog that I update every now and then at http://www.lucidshadowdreamer.blogspot.fi/

 

 

I think that's it for now.

Merry Christmas (or whatever)!

 

//Shadow Dreamer