(And yes, I had to do that. The picture upload mechanism for NG isn't working on my computer.
Pronounced "trwa-nix." I dream up meepy dreams full of meep.
Currently doing things nonprofit.
Joined on 6/26/11
Posted by Troisnyx - July 12th, 2013
I recently hit 200 fans, or supporters, or what have you. While it isn't the biggest milestone there is on NG, it's definitely a small step forward, and I'm grateful to all of you for sticking around with me.
Thank you for your listens, comments, reviews, suggestions (via comments, PM or forum posts) on mixing and various other things I wouldn't have thought of. Special thanks to those of you who checked in on me, through comments, messages and even on Skype and other means, particularly during exam periods and those moments where I wasn't at my best, where circumstances battered me left, right and centre.
Now I did say on Peter Satera's WIP group on Facebook that I would not be releasing this, but I thought, 200 is a milestone; I might as well do something a little special. I recently finished another track for Project Chaplaincy (the bullet hell in progress) -- Amor Vincit Omnia -- and I guess that's my 200-subscriber-special. : )
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As you might probably tell, I'm part of said project now. I don't know what to expect, but I'll hope and pray for the best, and do what I can in the meantime.
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As was the case during last year's NGADM period, I will be away in Surrey for the Faith Summer Conference once again, between the end of this month and early August (five days/four nights). I'm really looking forward to it. ^_^ Not only will I be able to see my friends again, but I'd also be able to put things into perspective.
I remember a friend and I planning ceilidh entertainment for the last night of Summer Faith: an Irish step dance and bodhran accompaniment. (You can very well imagine who's playing the bodhran. ^_-) Whether or not this will happen, I won't force it -- if it happens, it happens. Regardless, I WILL be taking pictures and videos from those five days, and you can be assured of hilarity and madness.
Ta for now,
Posted by Troisnyx - July 4th, 2013
Not counting the one resit I have for September (Wills and Assignment of Estates, my earliest module), I have effectively finished the Legal Practice Course today. I've done my best for the last three exams, the final one being earlier this afternoon... and I leave the rest to God.
All that reading and those long hours in the library, spent alone and in the company of friends, all this is not in vain.
I know that quite a number of you checked in on me, especially during the exam periods and when I was being battered by remarks and circumstances, left, right and centre. Thank you, all of you, for your prayers, thoughts and company. I really appreciate it a lot. <3
Posted by Troisnyx - June 22nd, 2013
...My headset only arrived in the mail this morning, when it was too late for me to submit anything to the AIM contest.
The NGMT is almost over, the Game Jam is taking place during the exam prep period, and the NGADM is taking place at a time when I won't be able to write songs.
Why does this have to happen to me... All I wanted was to write one song!
I might as well disappear, if this is what circumstances want me to do.
Posted by Troisnyx - June 19th, 2013
I imagine some of you, if not many of you, have missed this. Here is my music showreel. :D
Six songs in all, some of which you may be familiar with. At any rate, I'm glad to share this with all of you.
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My exams begin on 1 July and end on 4 July. Prayers and good thoughts, please!
On that note, I have had a near-perfect run of the Legal Practice Course, and I'm truly grateful.
Because my exams are fast approaching, I am sitting the NGMT, the NGADM and the Game Jam out. If I don't get my headset within the next day or two, I am also sitting out the AIM Contest.
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On a side note, one of my very personal sketches is up. I'm warning you, I say it's very personal for a reason. If you'd like to peek into it, here it is.
Posted by Troisnyx - June 4th, 2013
This is about the recording session I had on 30 May (see my previous news post for what the occasion was). The videos have all been converted to WMV, and I am now in editing stage. For some reason, Windows Movie Maker either doesn't recognise my source files, or thinks I have no more space left (when I have MUCH, MUCH MORE than that).
At any rate, if you'd like to take a look at all the takes, I've embedded the playlist for your perusal. In hindsight, I really enjoyed the dance takes, but I will humbly admit I wasn't the best on the bodhran. The dancing wore me out that I was especially bad in the last two drum recordings I did...
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I will NOT be taking part in the NGMT until:
1) my headset woes are settled. All three headsets I have, two of which I use as fail-safes, are not working. I've ordered a new one and I am waiting for it to be sent to me in the mail.
2) two song commissions and my submission for the AIM contest are finished.
Given the fact that my final exams are in the first week of July, I may not even be taking part at all. Regardless of what happens, I will pray, hope and look ahead.
Posted by Troisnyx - May 29th, 2013
Hey everyone. I'll be doing a very special video recording tomorrow. There are two occasions I celebrate tomorrow -- it'll be the feast day of St Joan of Arc, one of the saints I look up to very much, and it will have also been my mother's birthday. Both are occasions I hold very dear to my heart.
What the recording is all about, I can't tell yet, but I hope that 1) whatever the weather, it'll turn out okay, and that 2) I may not be too much of a nuisance to my neighbours and the people passing by, doing this. At any rate, I hope and trust that you'll all enjoy it.
That being said, what with editing, file converting and possibly boosting the bass frequencies, I hope I may be able to get it up tomorrow evening.
EDIT 31.05.2013: I haven't begun editing yet, but from my stash of recordings from yesterday, here's a sneak peek.
EDIT 02.06.2013: I still haven't begun editing yet (I'll need to convert these files and screen-capture sections of it and then assemble them into an MV). However: if you'd like to see all the takes for this video, see them all here!
Posted by Troisnyx - May 21st, 2013
I'm really, really very sorry that I didn't get to finish Surrexit Dominus vere on time. Some of you may know that I was planning to finish it by 19 May (Pentecost Sunday), but I never got to. I was planning to make this a piece of three parts -- tuneset, bodhran solo, tuneset (ending with Surrexit). : ( I got caught up in a lot of things over the past two months.
That being said, I have begun re-recording Surrexit. I'm not sure when it'll be out, but I promise, I'll let all of you hear the finished version.
If you're wondering when I'm submitting my AIM Contest entry, it'll likely be within June.
Reason being: there are two major songs I'm working on. Won't tell what yet, let alone what they're for -- you'll know when they are announced. I'd like to get those out of the way first before concentrating on my AIM entry.
This'll likely mean I don't get to enter the Triathlon, but never mind -- I gain some and I lose some.
Unrelated news: I'm quite surprised at how the UK fared at this year's Eurovision. Bonnie Tyler got 19th AND did better than France! Ireland scored last and the other team that pretty much ripped off the tin whistle idea -- Denmark -- was first! What is this madness?
That being said: I have a new song to add to my all-time favourite playlist now. Friends, presenting the best use of dynamics, buildup, vocal inflexions, instrumentation and backing I've ever heard in this contest: Eg A Lif by Eythor Ingi.
Posted by Troisnyx - May 16th, 2013
The last I posted about Eurovision over here, I was commenting on how full of epic win the Russian entry was last year. I speak, of course, about Buranovskiye Babushki. I recommend that you see for yourselves just how adorable those grannies are.
But this year, Ireland's Ryan Dolan... or rather, his team -- takes the cake.
The team have got ALL the drums I can play and want to play the most -- bodhrans, taiko, bass drums. And I'm not even going to mention that Colm Farrell (one of the bodhran players) is eye candy like many others say. My eyes were fixated on the drumming throughout.
And now this reminds me...
These are times when I wonder at the simple bodhran playing I am able to do. I've long yearned to thunder rhythms of joy to many, many people. Yet there isn't much to my stage demeanour... unless you count childlike abandon, impromptu dancing and twirling as good stage demeanour. And I don't know if I have much of an audience either. I guess that can be fixed, but what's worse is that there's no one I can accompany (and no one who can accompany me). Bodhran players are rare in these parts, and because of this, I find myself rather out of place.
(P.S.: Triskele, I wish you were active on Newgrounds now.)