Months ago I'd sent my apologies, that I wouldn't be able to make it all the way to Philly for Pico Day. Instead, I have a little gift. It's right here.
IPA: /tʁwɑ.niks/ || Space-opera medieval musician, self-backing vocalist, visual artist, wordsmith. I feel the drum in my body and soul.
Joined on 6/26/11
Posted by Troisnyx - April 15th, 2016
I am writing this post as a compendium of every NG musician who has particular talents in a kind of instrument, or anything in particular. I do this with the intention of us helping each other out, and so that newer users who want to collaborate with us seasoned ones can do so by finding users through this post.
As a general rule, for those of you who intend to PM these users directly, it would be courteous to tell people if it is a paid job or something that you are doing without any payment. It would also be great to credit, compensate (if paid) and offer the possibility of future collaboration. I hope this will serve as a way of reaching out to some really good talents out there who need that little bit of help to make their ideas come to life.
If you are a vocalist, have an instrument you can play and record, or have some other particular skill that would prove handy, feel free to comment on this post and I will gladly add you to the list.
VOCALS (Additional sung language capacities will be listed in brackets)
PIANO (OTHER KEYBOARDS IN BRACKETS)
MIXING AND MASTERING
PLUGINS AND VSTi (Kindly PM the users below for links)
Posted by Troisnyx - March 27th, 2016
It's happened again!
Nightfall, my most recent NG upload, was played by BBC Radio Lancashire yesterday night when Seán and I were at the Easter Vigil Mass.
This was really, REALLY amazing news for me to get this morning. Seán (my Seán) got the e-mail and told me about it after this morning's Easter Mass. I was in the choir loft at the time I heard this news, and I was so excited and hugged everyone in close proximity to me.
In other news: what did I do in between Lent and now?
Seán and I spent a week in Derby with @Merlyne, and had a good week.
Later on, in the midst of my NG fast, Seán found my old hard drive, one of three which had failed in 2014. Remember I said once before that all my files were lost....?
Guess what -- they've come back, the whole lot of them, in droves. Seán managed to get that hard drive back to life again. I got old FLPs, old pictures of me and my grandmother (which I thought I'd never see again), old files of a constructed language that I was working on, old Project Chaplaincy drawings and music, old piano recordings... Quite frankly, there's been a lot of things in that drive, and I'm glad it's back.
I'd been riding my bike more -- trying to build up more endurance.
I was assigned to timpani and harp during the Easter Masses.
And that brings us up to date, I believe!
Before I end this post, I ask for thoughts and prayers for Seán and his mother. Seán's mother's cancer has returned, and the prognosis is not good. Seán's condition continues to deteriorate. It'd be much appreciated if you could spare a thought and/or a prayer for them. Thank you.
Posted by Troisnyx - March 27th, 2016
It's good to be back to full capacity on Newgrounds. It's good to receive a whole lot of chocolate today. It's good to celebrate the Mass of the Risen Lord.
Happy Easter, everyone.
To celebrate the end of my NG fast, I've released the full version of Nightfall (as a copyrighted, non-downloadable track). It's been a while since I last posted anything, and I think it's time people heard this track in full.
Posted by Troisnyx - February 6th, 2016
In previous years I'd given up Newgrounds, except for last year, when the 20th Anniversary Collaboration was still under way. So what about now, you ask, since I've been made mod?
Uh, good question. I think, I'm going to have to strike a bit of a balance.
Starting Wednesday, I'll still be on NG, but only responding in my capacity as a mod.
That means throughout Lent there will be no personal posts, no personal forum replies, no submissions and no PM replies coming from me. I will tend to the Audio Cleanup Thread and call @BrokenDeck when a thread needs locking, but that's about it.
I'll still be on Skype, so if anyone wants to ask me any questions or message me privately, you may do so there.
Posted by Troisnyx - January 26th, 2016
OH MY WORD OH MY WORD I GOT SECOND OH MEEP OH MEEP THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I GOT SOMETHING ACTUALLY HIGHER THAN THIRD PLACE OH MEEP MEEP MEEEEEEP
This has put a smile on my face. Thanks, everyone. Really, I can't thank you all enough.
Une Nouvelle Chance was basically written as encouraging / fighting music related to my circumstances early in the year, and I submitted it the day after New Year's Day. I hope that in future, there may be a vocal version of it incorporating live instruments and sampling the chiptune that I originally composed -- as soon as I'd finished this song, I came up with some lyrics. In French, strangely. Unfortunately, the lyrics that I have only span like, the first part of the "chorus" section. I'll have to think up some more... and when I eventually do, I'm going to need @Merlyne's help to render it into singable English.
On a related side note, I did quite a bit of ruffling through the material for Pixel Day (mainly in the way of audio and art) and I really, really enjoyed what I saw and heard. It brought out the creator in a lot of us, especially newer users who weren't necessarily familiar with Newgrounds "culture" as it is -- those of us who hadn't been used to Clock Day and Madness Day, for example, could feel right at home here. It transcends age and language. At least most of us enjoy pixel-related stuff in some way, shape or form. And I enjoyed it. Long may Pixel Day continue.
So what's happening with this whole case you ask?
Well, I'm going ahead with that appeal. Everyone who asked me about the last post unanimously said that the ruling was wrong on so many levels. So... yeah. There's no hiding it from the people anymore that even the justice system is prone to mistakes.
This week has been balm to my soul; it's given me a great sense of relief.
Some of you may have noticed that I've started work on a cover of a hymn called Ho Everyone Who Thirsts. This is one of my favourite hymns of all time, if not outright number one on my list of favourite hymns. I'm working on it as I write this, and I look forward to sharing it with all of you.
Posted by Troisnyx - January 21st, 2016
So the results of the appeal came out.
Case got rejected.
We took a look at the judgment on Monday and we saw just so many contradictions. The most hilarious of them being this:
Now, if you have a witness who is asked to swear an oath saying that his statement is true, and he is not cross-examined, that makes the statement accepted 100%, verbatim, and therefore will have to be considered as evidence. However, if the judge doesn't consider it / rejects it, that means he's saying it's a lie even though it's been established to be 100% truth.
That brings us to Schrodinger's Law Theorem: a witness statement is both true and false at the same time! (With apologies to Schrodinger's Cat. And also apologies to Seán, who came up with the term 'Schrodinger's Law Theorem'.)
Of course this doesn't make any bloody legal sense. And gives me grounds for appeal, again! Hurraaaaaahhhh... For full details of this case, feel free to PM or Skype me, because I'm not here to give out names or anything of the sort. Please continue to pray for Seán and me, because it looks like we've got a long ongoing battle on our hands.
I'm not letting this get me down, of course.
In other news, I have heard from @Frootza that he's being kicked out of his house. I have no means of helping him financially, but all I can do is pray for him and spread the word around, with the hopes that someone might be able to help a friend out. When I got the news, I got it with a tone of desperation. So... I wonder if we can help him find a home, or anything. I'm a quarter of the way round the world from where he is, so how it works is unknown to me -- but hopefully with your help, we can get a friend back up.
Those of you who can Skype him, please do. Those of you who are on NG already, please PM him. If you live in New Jersey or somewhere, even better, because he is from there and he could use your help.
I hate to be a harbinger of only bad news... well, I guess it's not all bad news, but these are still things which need lots of prayers and support.