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Posted by MistyEntertainment - 1 day ago


Hey everyone! So my final round of heavy chemo starts in a little over a week. I'm looking forward to this part of my life finally being over, and I'm ready to move on to bigger, better things. I can't seem to get my musical inspiration back, even after an extended break... we'll see what the future brings.

How are you doing? Hear any good tunes lately? Let me know.

Here's a video I made for views, reacting to YouTube content like the old days:


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Posted by MistyEntertainment - 2 weeks ago


Hey guys! I recently graduated high school and the hospital held a graduation for me. I ended up on the local news, which I talk about here:


I made a video telling the story of how I discovered my brain tumor. Nobody saw it coming, so if you're interested in how we found out, be sure to check this out.


I also made a video about a sensationalist mainstream media article on a YouTuber. Apparently tweeting "Windows is gay" and saying fag twice is enough to have an article written about your "history of homophobic comments."

 


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Posted by MistyEntertainment - 1 month ago


Hey everyone! I'm gonna update anyone who's interested on what I've done in the past two weeks.

I recently had to stay overnight at the hospital for my second to last round of heavy chemotherapy. It's actually starting to feel more painful now than it was when I initially filmed the video. It's really rough. Thankfully July is almost here! I decided to vlog my hospital visit this week.
 

I also decided to test the waters and upload my first ever video game review. I had 90% of it finished more than a year ago, but I only got around to cleaning everything up recently. This type of content is really a first for me.

About to graduate high school... time flies. Haven't done anything musical in the past two weeks, since I've been more focused on making videos. Hopefully I'll feel inspired to do something on that front again.

If you've made it this far, thank you! The Newgrounds community has been very supportive, and I really appreciate that.

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Posted by MistyEntertainment - May 3rd, 2018


First, I just want to thank everybody who responded to my last news post where I was really struggling to find a purpose to continue making music. I've taken a break from songwriting and production since then, and I definitely feel better about the whole thing. I've spent a lot of my time the past two weeks focusing on making videos instead.

By the way, I figured I'd ask - from 0:34 to 0:46, for me I noticed that everything gets brighter for a frame after the cut, then goes back to normal. Do any of you see this? It's fine on all platforms except my desktop for me, which is pretty bizarre.

I've been focusing on not being so much of a perfectionist. It's been a struggle, since it places me in a position where I have to choose whether or not Iisten to others' feedback, or my own personal artistic judgement. Perfectionism has always been one of my biggest burdens. I feel like I'm getting better at dealing with that.

I've been trying to be a more positive person lately. For a long time, I couldn't believe that I could rise up to whatever challenge I was facing. I'd panic, I'd worry. "I don't see how this could be resolved," I'd think to myself, over and over. It was difficult to break the cycle because it was what I was used to. When I learned to zoom out and look at the bigger picture, it became easier to spot toxic thought patterns. I talked to God and it filled the destructive void of self-doubt that was crippling me. I stopped letting fear or embarrassment have such a chokehold on me. I feel freer now.
 

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Went to prom. Nice photo-op, but pretty lousy experience. Not sure what I was expecting really - I had a great time 2 years ago, though things have changed. There was something uniquely depressing about seeing everyone so mobile while I still had to slowly get around with a huge walker. When all's said and done, it's still an experience though. Got some of the new faces smirkin' at me, but that's alright.

I love you all, I love this community and how supportive and talented it is. Thanks for reading!

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Posted by MistyEntertainment - April 14th, 2018


Music.

It's probably most of what I've been thinking about lately - more specifically, making music.

Not trying to whine about anything here, just sharing some struggles I've been having, to see if anyone has input.

Although I've been getting better at having fun with it, I'm kind of at a stage where the work starts to feel more tedious and chore-like than a passion project or fun self-expression. Don't get me wrong, I understand the value of doing the boring stuff. Hell, I was an animator for years.

But at some point, it all goes back to the "why" - why am I investing so much time doing this? Well, to get a good track of course. But once I've got a good track, it's kinda like, now what? I see making music as something I do for myself, but having an audience also matters, and I've been struggling to get one. I also feel like I don't really get the feeling of accomplishment or happiness that some other artists might get when they finish something big. So, the music doesn't really work as a purely self-serving hobby because I don't really feel that much satisfaction from finishing a song. And it doesn't really work for an audience because there needs to be a cohesive audience in the first place.

Hell, I've even taken online courses for this and the advice for social media marketing is a dead end. I've done some experimenting with Facebook ads to minimal results, A/B testing different things and all, but I can't tell if it's just not a worthwhile investment or if I just haven't tested enough. Some of the advice is really wack - mass following people on Twitter? Posting images with quotes of my own lyrics? No thanks.

I also haven't really found a good community for this yet. With art and animation, there are lots of cohesive communities centered around it because at the end of the day, although the approach might differ, everyone is there to do one thing: draw, or animate. Music, on the other hand, is such a broad topic that encompasses everything from gear to songwriting to producing to performing, etc. so it makes sense that I'm having a hard time finding a community that is relevant to me. Then again, I might not be looking hard enough.

With all of this being said - things are definitely getting better for me and I'm getting better too. My chemo is done in July already! I'm looking forward to learning how to walk again (the tumor messed up my balance). Looking forward to being able to eat solid food without getting so nauseous. Man I can't wait to enjoy chicken again. I can't wait until I can eat food again without having to take minute-long breaks between bites so I don't puke. The end is getting closer and closer.

If you've made it this far, thank you. I appreciate ya hearing me out.

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Posted by MistyEntertainment - March 8th, 2018


Hey everyone! This will be my first post since the New Year, so I'll fill you in on what's happened.

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Since January 1st, I've had 2 more rounds of "heavy" chemotherapy. It's been rough.

Being away from everything for a long time has made me feel pretty disconnected from everything. It feels crazy, man. Weight is around the same as it was last post, and it's been my biggest struggle to maintain. Each month I'm worried about where I'll be next month. I think day to day, though I still can't seem to help thinking about the future in a negative way. As bad as things are, I'm really grateful that they aren't worse. But they have to get better, and it feels like it's only getting harder.

Though I also wanna go over some of the creative projects I've been working on in the past 2 months.

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I participated in February Album Writing Month this year, where the goal is to write 14 songs in February. I was able to meet the count, and 3 of them were collaborations with @artistunknown. If you're interested in hearing any of it, here's the link: http://fawm.org/fawmers/stickyfingers/ Just don't expect too much out of what are essentially song sketches.

I've been meaning to make another video discussing the struggles of chemo and all but at this point, it's exhausting to talk about and way more exhausting to experience.

I've been sort of disillusioned with my music, in the sense that I don't like how it's mixed and mastered and I honestly don't know what to do to fix it, since I'm on a tight budget. It's really difficult gaining any sort of traction with my music and it's a bit discouraging.

To end on a positive note, at least my treatment will end in July. Until then, it's a struggle.

Gonna be better at replying to comments this time.
 

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Posted by MistyEntertainment - January 1st, 2018



Thank you to everybody who supported me in 2017, and may we all have a great 2018! Here is some of the content I posted on NG this month:
 

@Artistunknown and I collaborated on "Flash Library: Christmas," an animation collab where we had to make animations related to Christmas under time constraints.

 

https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/780007

I uploaded "Back at the Lighthouse," a demo of a 2015 song that didn't make the cut for my first album. I was really glad to see it got frontpaged, so thanks guys!

Feeling pretty good about 2018 so far - what about you? 
 

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Posted by MistyEntertainment - December 17th, 2017


I will be briefly bringing back my series "Flash Library" which was basically a bunch of flash collabs! Here's your chance to get in on Flash Library Christmas!

COLLAB DETAILS:

Theme: Christmas
720x405 or 1280x720
24 fps
Anything goes, but keep it to a T (13+) rating at most 

I must have all entries in by 12/25 3pm EDT! You can submit your entry by PMing me or linking me.
 

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My dog Meili in my backyard.
 

Health update: The first 10 days of chemo were pretty awful, but now that I've passed that stage, I've been doing considerably better. I've also been doing alright with my songwriting ambitions. Thanks for everyone who's supported me, I really appreciate it!


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Posted by MistyEntertainment - November 17th, 2017


Hey everyone! I hope you're doing well. I've been coming off of my third round of heavy chemotherapy. There are nine rounds of heavy chemo overall. Things haven't been going very smoothly, but I feel like things are slowly getting better. Here's a video chronicling my 3-day stay at the hospital for my heavy chemo treatment.


I've been hoping to get back to making videos and songs like I used to, and I think I'm easing back into that a bit. I'm thinking about making more videos about the songwriting process, but I haven't organized my thoughts and ideas for that yet. My second album is still in the works and definitely won't see a 2017 release like I hoped. I already released a good amount of material, and I don't have enough tracks to make a fresh second album. I've decided to take time to write more songs for it.
 

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Posted by MistyEntertainment - November 1st, 2017


Hey everyone! I hope you're all doing well. As you may remember, I announced I was donating all of the proceeds my release "Plastic People EP" earned in October to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. I'm glad to say that in final proceeds (all processing fees taken into consideration), the EP has raised almost $150. Thank you so much to everyone who donated! And to those who didn't donate but listened, I really appreciate you giving my music a chance. If you wanna listen, you can check it out here:


I got back into making videos! It might take a little bit to get back into the groove of things, but I think these are a good start.
 

It's been done before, but I decided to take a stab at watching The Little Panda Fighter. Here's what happened.



I teamed up with my friends and we went ghost hunting!

 

As for the health things - I've been doing alright lately. I can't help but wish things were back to the way they used to be, but I can live with it. Gotta start a new """chapter""" sometime, I guess. I've been committing myself to writing lots of songs each month. Although there are no gems, it has been interesting to flesh out my songwriting and experiment with more personal and meaningful ideas. Also, my next dose of heavy chemo is coming soon and one of the possible side effects is peeing blood, not too happy about that.

But to end on a positive note, I really appreciate this site and all of the people here who have shown me love and support. October was alright in terms of content. I wish I had more stuff on NG that I could link to here instead of just a bunch of external links, but current conditions make art and animation a little challenging. I'm getting there though! The chemo thing sucks, but let's hope that November turns out well anyway.

 

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