Hello people of Newgrounds,
Not to anyone's surprise, I've largely failed to increase my activity on Newgrounds after I got my college applications in and stuff. That said, I still have to keep up my grades at school, as well as work, cello lessons, community service club, tennis, orchestra, and - somehow - sleep! Wish me luck! I may not have a lot of extra time to spend hours on end making songs in Fruity Loops (or Garageband) this spring, but one thing I hope to keep up with is reviewing others' tracks.
I've reviewed one song on Newgrounds every day (on average) since I joined the site in the summer of 2012. I'd love to be able to keep that up, because I love giving back to the community (and the individuals) who have already given me so much. Maybe I shouldn't be optimistic about it, though, because I'm going to be busy...
Still, I think I'm going to like 2015 better than 2014. No more of this college application stuff...I'm finally going to go to college (assuming I get accepted...somewhere). I'm nervous...and excited...but mostly excited, I think. :) I'm also looking forward to this summer. Seniors graduate before underclassmen, so I'll have a full 3 months of relaxation and preparation for, well, the rest of my life! It's kind of scary, but if I never went outside of my comfort zone, I wouldn't have gotten a lot of what I have gotten out of life, including in this site. Some of my best tracks this year have been ones where I've really changed up my style, and creating a Spanish Club and running an audio competition require a large dose of extrovertedness. ;)
Shout out to the people who have made my time on Newgrounds more than worth it (in no particular order): @LucidShadowDreamer @Johnfn @Lockyn @Step @BlueOceans @LunacyEcho @DylnMatrix @TeraVex @Oswald
...and so many others I do not mention here.
I have so many goals for the new year, guys. Part of me just wants to be realistic with myself, but I can't help being optimistic. After all, "2015" has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? :)
Here's to right now!
~Andrew, i.e. TaintedLogic, i.e. TheDoor6, i.e. Whatever-you-want