Joined on 8/18/15
This year felt pretty sour for the most part, but there were definitely some nice notes spread around. Was a blast to work on World War Wizards with you though, and all the little games you made here and there had some interesting ideas, especially Chucan Fall which I admit I got really into for a little bit, heh
Also your advent song was a little bit out there, but it definitely grew on me. I think songs that have a groove are great but when a song throws a curveball at you and delays the timing of some beats it makes for something way more interesting. There's a kind of personal reward you get from songs like that, listen to them for a bit and you can jam with it from start to finish.
For me creatively speaking, things were good, reaching out to people to collaborate is always a bit difficult for too many reasons to name, but it was great to have @Chdonga and @LuckoDaStars along with me on that Elon animation. Was also cool to work with Chdonga again on @KnoseDoge 's game for the Tankmas Adventure game. And besides WWW, the last biiig thing I was a part of was a Vinesauce reanimated collab hosted by @BeardedJames which was a blast to work on as well. Overall I'm pretty satisfied with my output and I hope to top that next year.
Maybe I'm being too optimistic with those vaccines that recently started coming out but I feel things might be finally turning around for the better, guess we can only hope tho..
Thanks! Yeah, I am hopeful too. Hopefully this comment doesn't age like milk, but I feel like things will turn around soon too.
What an awesome coincidence with that The Strokes release though. :D The best possible way that could've gone is: you could've used it as additional promo and hype for your own EP somehow! Seems like a possible attention boost kind of situation for your own work.
Albums: honestly felt a little disappointed with RTJ4. I wonder if they didn't rush it a bit when covid came along, to give something to the fans at the biggest time of turmoil, and though I do appreciate that... I just can't get into this one as much as I could with RTJ 1-3. :/ Tis a shame. Felt the same about Action Bronson's Music For Dolphins. Just felt rushed. As for the rest: haven't heard of any but they do sound intriguing... been listening to a lot of MGK and YUNGBLUD myself. Good-mood inducing music at times like this; feels like they're reviving punk rock a bit at the same time.
Post overall: overall feels like you managed way more with this year than I did. :) Thanks for that review mention. I always feel like I'm not nearly as active here as I want to be - haven't tuned into a single NGP episode since the start of the year I think - but just ain't no stopping time. Maybe 2021. Also feeling a bit overworked for similar reasons but going by the rest of the post you probably overwork me plenty with the overwork too. XD
May the tides all turn soon though and productivity levels stay high regardless! Been fun to tune into the few of the above things I did tune into this year; maybe I'll catch up on some more of it down the line.
Man I love RTJ4. In fact, it's probably my favorite of their records, and that's a big thing to say because I've been a fan since the first one. I've seen 'em live twice and both of those times easily rank among my favorite shows I've ever been too. I agree that it's definitely possible that RTJ4 was rushed a bit, though I suspect that it has less to do with COVID and more to do with the state that the USA was in at the time, following the murder of George Floyd. Like I said, I thinkk RTJ4 is my favorite, followed by 2, then 1, then 3 - because even though 3 does have a selection of really excellent songs on there, it definitely is, in the words of El-P, their "blue album". I can respect that, but I love RTJ the most when they're at their highest energy. To be clear, this isn't to say I don't like RTJ3. I do. It's excellent. We're comparing near perfect albums to other near perfect albums here imo.
The year of NGP! It's been a long, wild ride. I'm really glad you wrote it all out, it was nice to go back and track through the year of our podcasts and projects. I've been thinking of writing something like this too...
Also, this made me go back and watch that announcement animation again. What was I smoking writing that? @Snackers did an amazing job leading the animation.
Anyway, you're a creative powerhouse and a great guy, and I can't wait to see what you do in 2021!
Thank you! I'd love to see your year-end post. You've had some pretty big life changes this year that it would be cool to see your reflections on.
And oh, the covid catch: how did that go for you? Any lasting effects? What kind of symptoms did you get there? Always intriguing to hear people's so very varying reflections thereof.
My main symptoms were: headaches, soar throat, lungs feeling weird, and my eyes were inflamed and hurting. I don't think I've had any lasting effects so far, but my understanding is that those seem to show up months down the line, and it's only been a month for me so... We'll see...
love seeing these, i still gotta work on my fifth year post
Glad to have collaborated with you twice this year. I always love making sprites for other people's games!
Oooh, seems to imply that either I haven't listened through enough times yet and fully understood what an awesome piece of musical accomplishment it is or: tastes do differ. :) So much uwu talk lately I forget about the whole BLM situation earlier on, man, such a crazy year over there. Makes sense that'd be the rush.
Hmm I'm not sure in what order I'd place the former, finna have to listen again to all in conjunction to rank 'em properly, but I suppose we might listen with different ears. I like their calmer tracks too, Crown's one that somehow really stuck with me - though I don't think it's a favorite per se. The thing that's been impressing me maybe most with all these subsequent releases is the layers they have with their lyricism, and always such an impeccable flow, was maybe missing a certain level of polish there more so than the musicality and edge this time around.
But indeed they're all amazing. Maybe I just wasn't as appreciative or in the zone now as I usually am before these drops. The art contests were amazing to follow at least. :) Plus color book packs and everything on-site, hope other peeps be taking notes there. It also apparently runs WP, same as my own, so that was cool to see! Most really only have a splash page and links to listen/buy/possibly download something. They really put in some extra inspiration.
In regards covid hope that was really all it was then! Fortunately mild... so far. Good to hear.
I was just thinking about how ACOCKs finale was within this year, freaking nutz! So much has happened since, you could have told me it ended early 2019 and I would have believed you. Well, keep on hustling, can't wait to see what you poo out next! merry 2021!! *blows you a kiss with big puckered lips*
Yeah I thought the same thing while writing this. I kept going to my audio submissions page to make sure it actually happened in 2020. littlbox and I have talked several times before about ACOCk seems like something of a past life. Something we know happened but doesn't really feel like something WE did. Weird stuff. Thanks for the well wishes and... thanks especially for the kiss ;)