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Posted by LucidShadowDreamer - April 26th, 2015

Happy Pico Day everyone!!! :'D

To think that Newgrounds is actually that old (as old as me, now that I  think about it) :)

Most people probably don't know this, as this account was made around the later part of 2013, but I've actually been lurking around Newgrounds for 11 or 12 years, hiding in the shadows, without ever making an account. Until one and a half year ago that is, when I actually began submitting content of my own.

We all know that it was prefectly heatlhy for 9 year olds to visit Newgrounds in its old days, like I did. I cleeearly turned out to grow up as a perfectly normal human being. Yup. Totally.


Anyway. It's great that this site has been able to hang on for so long, and here's to another 20 years!


Originally, I wasn't actually going to submit anything for Pico Day this year. But today, after seing everything that has been going on, I decided to make something small anyway :)

In most cases, I would've composed some music, but for some reason that didn't feel quite right today.

So I gathered my poor artistical skills, and used the mousepad on my laptop to draw a weird adaptation of Pico himself. A.K.A. The one below this sentence, in case I've made the character completely unrecognizable.




Maybe one day, I'll pick up a pen and pencil, and decide to actually put some hard effort into learning how to actually draw skillfully. But that day, is not today.


Other than that, I've uploaded a few noteworthy tracks since my last entry.

The first one, is the first track I've ever made using EWQL, check it out:




The second one, is the track of mine that currently holds my personal record for the most views on Newgrounds thus far (out of music, that is). Is it because it's just that awesome, or is it because it got featured for a long time, for being an April Fools joke? Find out for yourself!


Best Song Ever Made


(Is this truly what I am to be remembered by?)


Finally, of course, is a simple piano piece, which I composed while under the influence of Post Anime Depression Syndrome. It's not really my usual style, but I still like it:


A Song for Someone Else


I've also been working on a mystery project, which I will upload after working out a few things. Look forward to it!


And finally, if you want to hear more passionate babbling about anime, which will most likely bore you to death (disclaimer: possibly, litrerally; be warned), you could always try reading my latest blog entry over at blogspot.



See the length of this? That is why I should update this little thingy more often.

Have a great day, all of you, and try not to die!!!



Posted by LucidShadowDreamer - March 6th, 2015




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 ;)



Posted by LucidShadowDreamer - February 12th, 2015

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 ;)



Posted by LucidShadowDreamer - January 31st, 2015


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



Posted by LucidShadowDreamer - January 20th, 2015

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

Posted by LucidShadowDreamer - January 10th, 2015



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...



Posted by LucidShadowDreamer - December 30th, 2014




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 :/



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 ;)


Posted by LucidShadowDreamer - November 23rd, 2014


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.





Not much else to say really...

Thus I will shut up.




Posted by LucidShadowDreamer - October 25th, 2014


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).



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 :)


Posted by LucidShadowDreamer - October 5th, 2014


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.


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 ;)