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Hi. I'm Andrew. Audio portal junkie since 2010, supporter since January 2017. I always want to improve what I do! I make music, run the NGUAC, and am active in the writing forum. I love this site, and I want to make it the best I can. :) Formerly TheDoor6

Andrew Mikula @TaintedLogic

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A Wistful Recap of 2015

Posted by TaintedLogic - January 4th, 2016

Hello everyone! I just thought I'd take a few minutes to reflect on what I've been up to over the past year or so. 


First of all, I've been consistently uploading content to the Writing Forum, including the "A Haiku a Day" thread, which I seem to have a monopoly on at the moment. Please join!


Unfortunately, I didn't have as consistent of an upload schedule in 2015 as I had in previous years, but I hope that'll change in 2016. I thoroughly enjoy making and sharing my music with you all! I also take pride in my ability to help others improve their work, so if you want me to review something, just ask. :) 


I was lucky enough this past year to once again have the opportunity to host the Newgrounds Audio Underdogs Contest, which I thought was a fairly big success. Congratulations again to @TruNotFals for seizing the Underdog crown! Please check out his music if you get the chance. I also was incredibly honored to judge the Newgrounds Audio Death Match, hosted by @Step and @Echo, and the Newgrounds Deserted Island Contest, hosted by @Samulis.


Most recently, I earned a silver whistle status, reasserting my tattletale reputation amongst my childhood bullies. XD


On a more personal level, I completed my first semester at Bates College, including a course on introductory music theory. Now, instead of simply blindly creating dissonant harmonies and key-less trainwrecks, I can knowingly create dissonant harmonies and key-less trainwrecks. ^^  I'm also currently looking for an internship for this summer while finalizing my schedule for my second semester of college, which so far includes courses on Macroeconomics, prose-writing, evolutionary biology, and music technology.


I also recently took the liberty of compiling a top-10 list of my favorite NG songs of 2015. While you're reading/listening to it, please keep in mind that I didn't consider all 60,000+ songs uploaded to Newgrounds in 2015, but only the 453 I had reviewed during that year. Also, don't be too bummed if you didn't make it. I assure you there were MANY songs I really wanted to put onto the list that didn't survive certain cuts. 10 is not a large number, after all.


1. @Lockyn - Lucid

2. @JacobCadmus - Running Free 

3. @Geoplex - Duality

4. @Midimachine - Acceptance & Commitment*

5. @Samulis - Stormy Evening

6. @LucidShadowDreamer & @Dem0lecule - Fantasiamaailma

7. @Ceevro et. al. - Africa Singalong 

8. @Waterflame - Grind District

9. @Johnfn - Light Up 

10. @Kor-Rune - Jewel

*Unfortunately no longer on Newgrounds. :(


Well, that about does it for 2015, I suppose. I'm looking forward to 2016 a lot, though, and all the haikus, reviews, contests, and, of course, amazing user-uploaded content that'll come with it! Have a nice year, everyone! ^_^


~#UrBoiTaint, Duke of Yankeedom and Earl of Dukes


Thanks for the shout out!
2016 will be an interesting year. Let's hope it's a good one!

Well, thanks for sharing your music with the community, man! Happy 2016. ;)

i had to take it down cause i've been talking to publishers and labels and such about it and some other tracks. it's still on soundcloud (w/ dls disabled) tho

Really? That's great! I hope you guys reach a deal! Let me know how it turns out, and in the meantime I'll link your SC upload. ;D

Thanks for the love, TL. :) You're an awesome person, shout out for the constant NG community input from you. Cheers mate!

Well, you're an awesome musician, so we're even. ;) Happy 2016, my friend! ^^

Thanks for the congratz man! You're awesome with your consistent reviews of my, and many of our works. Hope I can keep up and start pounding out some more awesome music for you and the Newgrounds Community.

You're so welcome! Looking forward to your future tracks, and happy 2016!