I need to collaborate. It's been too long. I don't care what, as long as you're proud of it, let's make it quality, and have fun.
Wow. It's been ten years. Ten years ago, today I registered here so I could start creating and uploading music. Off the top of my head, I probably have 30 tracks - only three a year.
That's pretty bad.
I was kind of hoping the decade mark would be more momentous, but the fact is, I get out what I put in. I don't even expect more than a dozen people to see this. And coming off of a less than stellar choir collab (among other personal issues), this has become just another day.
One day out of the last 3,653 since joining.
One day out of a third of my life.
I want to try something. Something big. Something with all of you.
It's a bit unconventional for what most people think of as a collaboration, or even artistic contribution for this site, but if you've read this far, hear me out.
I want to start a choir.
The NEWGROUNDS Choir (or something, I don't know, I'll think of a name later.)
Presently, composer and current man-crush, Eric Whitacre is working on his fourth Virtual Choir, which, as the name implies, is a chorus made up of video submissions from around the world, edited together in the virtual world of the internet to make the largest (x4) choir performance, ever. The deadline for submissions is winding down, and so the actual finished movie draws ever near. Still, I would encourage you to check it out, see what the other three looked like, and who knows - maybe even give it a go.
But since it is winding down, I thought this would be a good time to make one of my own. With you.
All of you.
I want to start a choir.
I have an original piece I've written, and even though it's rare to find many people who market themselves as singers (even in the audio advertisement and VA threads) I believe we can get enough to make it successful.
Enough to make a choir.
A Newgrounds choir.
And the best part is, I have other ideas that will springboard off of this, depending on its success.
All you have to do is send me an email and I'll get you started.
I hope you consider it, this could be really big. Possibly the biggest collab this site has ever seen.
The Newgrounds Choir!
I got big things coming. Super pinkie swear.
Welp, this new job is a blessing and a curse.
I'm making more money now, which will definitely help me get out of debt, and allow me to once again enjoy the finer things in life. But it's taking all of my time and energy. When I get home, I'm not in the mood to sit down and work on anything - I usually just want to play a couple games and go to bed.
But I can't let myself do that. I have to figure out my schedule and get a rhythm going, here. Usually, I would stay up all night since my best stuff comes between 1-3am. Can't do that now.
I think I just need some motivation. Something to light the fire under me, again. What I actually needed was to write this down, which I'm doing. Maybe seeing this post on my wall for a month or two will remind me to get my shit together.
At least I wrote myself this note. That was the first step.
Now for step two...
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And naught for us to hear
If the world don't end in 2013
It should be one helluva year!
Okay, I think I've done enough wallowing in my own pity (read: vomit) to get rid of that last post. Even if I haven't, I'm sick of looking at it.
Fourth place in the NAC and second in the Halloween Spooktacular ain't all that bad:
A veritable slew of movie and game projects completed, or near completed:
Not a bad October
I bit off more than I could chew and it bit me back. I had a new song lined up for Madness Day. I had a couple of flashes lined up for Madness Day (one was a resurrection from aught seven that I never finished). And I even had a lit piece ready for Madness Day.
Well, obviously I haven't submitted anything new in a while, here.
What can I say? I let myself get burned out, right after I let myself get excited about these new projects.
And it's not like this is the first time, either.
I really need to get better at time management, starting earlier, pacing myself, setting more realistic goals. Because when I don't - you get this.
A news post about what I HAVEN'T done.
I'm keeping this one up for a while - a reminder to me that every time I see it, it's because I let myself down.
I think I might just finish these projects, even if I submit them in the new year, at least they'll be done and I can move on. And I don't want to jinx anything or make any promises so I'm going to stop here.
Not with the self-loathing. That's going to last a while. Just the news post.
If you have a minute, check out the one thing I DID manage to get out (in time to be submitted in a nonexistent contest)
There, I'm done being a pity-whore.