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    DarkRula reacted to Jango for a status update, Man, I decided to watch the Sonic Mania reveal trailer earlier today... It's being a   
    Man, I decided to watch the Sonic Mania reveal trailer earlier today... It's being a while since I've last saw it. Holy shit, I still get major goosebumps. The combination of music, visuals, the "this is where it begins"... Damn, SEGA. You did it good, it was an amazing ride. Even if another Mania never happens, it was worthy being a fan for over 25 years, you delivered not only a great game, but an amazing experience all around.
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    DarkRula reacted to PaulyBFromDa303 for a status update, [92] Reach Up To The Clouds https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/815606 Length: 4:   
    [92] Reach Up To The Clouds
    https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/815606
     Length: 4:31 // Style: Drum 'n Bass // Speed: 186 BPM // Measures: 210 // Loops: 26 // Clips: 10 // Time Taken: 20 days
    Lyrics written and performed by Pauly B
    This is another piece made for Aaron Webber's Skies Of Arcadia based independent project. This was intended to be used for in-field adventuring between objectives. Something light and playful, something that makes you want to go exploring.
    Boy did I learn a lot from this one. I wanted to keep simple instruments with synth accompaniment this time as opposed to enhancements. A lot was separated between instruments like pianos, organs, and picked basses, to created synths and sound effects. I paid more attention to the stereo effects, panning from right to left and back and forth, as well as evening out volumes accordingly.
    I'm a tad nervous about the lyrics. I know they haven't always gone over well in the past, but this time I made sure everything was organized and even, and I spent a lot of extra time polishing out as many bugs as I could with it. I learned how to master some of the settings with the editing program. I also learned how to smooth things out a little better as far as pitch changes, but it's not perfect. Luckily, I made it so that the lyrics can be cut out at any time for use in the video game. Always gotta have a plan B.
    I took a little longer this time to ensure that everything was as smooth as I could have possibly made it. I really hope you guys enjoy this one, I put my entire heart into it. Thank you all so much for the listen . . . and keep reaching for the clouds!
    LYRICS:
    Here we stand // A new adventure lies before us
    So just take my hand // I'll be here to guide you through this
    Cause we all need friends // everything you do will make us proud
    And it never ends
    So just reach up to the clouds
    Reach up to the clouds
    Reach up to the clouds
    When you reach up to the clouds // You will always make me proud
    When you reach up to the clouds
  3. Chuckle
    DarkRula reacted to Boomer for a status update,   
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    DarkRula reacted to PaulyBFromDa303 for a status update, [62] Downtown Paradise https://soundcloud.com/paulybfromda303 OPD: February 16, 2009   
    [62] Downtown Paradise
     
    «video» https://soundcloud.com/paulybfromda303
    OPD: February 16, 2009  ||  Length: 5:10  ||  Style: Techno
    https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/213447
    It’s a riff I had in my head for a while but never made anything out of until I played a 10-hour Halo binge with my best friends and came up with a beat to go with it, so there’s some Halo inspiration here. I messed around with different percussions. I found some interesting ones. It made me think of something that would be used in a futuristic highway Sonic level. I wanted a good chance to try out some basic instruments too, like the pizzicato strings and sound effects, to check what works and what doesn’t. This is definitely one of my better originals, and hope to use it in the future.
  5. Fist Bump
    DarkRula reacted to SenEDDtor Missile for a status update, Here’s my take on Snivelly as a hypothetical game character: -His birth name is Snyde   
    Here’s my take on Snivelly as a hypothetical game character:
    -His birth name is Snyder “Snivelly” Robotnik.
    -He spent a lot of his early life with Julian Robotnik, Eggman’s Dad and young Ivo when he was a kid.
    -Julian was abusive towards Snivelly and spoiled Ivo rotten, causing the former to be supremely resentful.
    -Snivelly eventually had enough and sabotaged Julian’s project In his company, resulting in his untimely death (though he was an asshole so no one cared). Snivelly changed his name into Snyder Snidewell to avoid scrutiny.
    -His life goal is to have a scientific legacy akin to Gerald Robotnik prior to the ARK incident, but he’s considered a second rate nobody by Robotnik standards, being smart but not a genius. This played a part in Julian’s abuse towards him and his own eventual resentment towards Eggman.
    -He feels incredible anger towards GUNfor their role in killing Gerald and Maria, and for tarnishing the Robotnik family name, and he sees Eggman as a spoiled brat who never grew up, and who’s destroying the Robotnik family name even further with his world domination antics. As such, on top of his goal for leaving his own legacy behind, he also wants to wipe out both Eggman and GUN to erase the sins of the Robotnik family and restore their family honor.
    -Eggman barely remembers who he is due to him being an asskissing toady to his Dad, but also because Snivelly was so boring that he honestly forgot he existed. This pisses off Snivelly even more especially considering he finds it unfair that Eggman inherited the intellect he wants, yet squanders it on what he sees as frivolous.
    Thoughts?
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    DarkRula reacted to Blue Wisp for a status update, Did I just watch a giant mecha supplex a giant gold monster and bitchslap a bitch to   
    Did I just watch a giant mecha supplex a giant gold monster and bitchslap a bitch to outer space?
    God damn the Power Rangers reboot/remake/whatever was fucking great.
    Where's my sequel Hasbro. 
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    DarkRula reacted to PaulyBFromDa303 for a status update, Sup guys! So my newest track made it in Newgrounds weekly top list ranked at #5. I'm   
    Sup guys!
    So my newest track made it in Newgrounds weekly top list ranked at #5. I'm hoping this is a sign of good things to come . . .
    It's the only original i have to be in this list too.

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    DarkRula reacted to PaulyBFromDa303 for a status update, Control The Skies (95% complete) IT'S FINISHED!!!!! I tackled this one like the fando   
    Control The Skies (95% complete)
    IT'S FINISHED!!!!! I tackled this one like the fandom tackled the Sonic Pumas. I was so excited and motivated with this one that I just couldn't stop. I did three weeks worth of work in one and a half. I better REALLY take this time to go over every little detail and make sure I don't miss ANYTHING. I definitely made this one for a boss battle. I tried to make it as intense as possible. I was also able to confirm that Webber is indeed paying attention. Twitter can be tough communication sometimes but it works. This is one worry off my back. Now i just hope it pays off
     
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    DarkRula got a reaction from SupahBerry for a status update, Youtube Analytics - Last 28 Days Top Result - GUN Truck Chase - Slow Mo Jump Watch Ti   
    Youtube Analytics - Last 28 Days
    Top Result - GUN Truck Chase - Slow Mo Jump
    Watch Time - 91 Minutes
    Views - 53
    I still can't believe a random glitch I accidentally caught while testing Bandicam back in 2013 is still this popular. I'm not complaining as it does bring more exposure for my other videos, but has no-one solved how this glitch happens yet?
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    DarkRula reacted to Space☆Yeow for a status update, "You actually think 2018's the real release year? And all this time I thought it was   
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    "You actually think 2018's the real release year? And all this time I thought it was an act!"
    "You're mocking me, aren't you?"
  11. Nice Smile
    DarkRula got a reaction from SupahBerry for a status update, This is a return to form Mario Party, right? Or near enough? Oh, yes! Finally!   
    This is a return to form Mario Party, right? Or near enough?
    Oh, yes! Finally!
  12. Chuckle
    DarkRula got a reaction from SupahBerry for a status update, Three celebs vs a pro Smash player. This can only go well.   
    Three celebs vs a pro Smash player.
    This can only go well.
  13. Thumbs Up
    DarkRula reacted to PaulyBFromDa303 for a status update, [34] Pokémon R / B / Y - Theme https://soundcloud.com/paulybfromda303/pokemon-rby-the   
    [34] Pokémon R/B/Y - Theme
     
    «video» https://soundcloud.com/paulybfromda303/pokemon-rby-theme
    OPD: November 11, 2006  //  Length: 3:46  //  Style: Drum ‘n Bass
    https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/66131
    My own version of this . . . classic? The intro is just a little curveball I decided to throw at my fans to see if they knew what I was doing. Some people thought it was funny, others not so much, but the rest of the song didn’t do too bad, and was used in flash movies all across Newgrounds. You can tell that the creativity is starting to really flourish. I was starting to develop more of a taste of faster paced music and would decide to mix it up a little bit, add a unique sound to it. Really light hearted and playful. The instrument choices could’ve been better, but this was more exploration than anything else.
  14. Promotion
    DarkRula got a reaction from SupahBerry for a status update, Nintendo have gone a massively different apporach to the Treehouse streams if my drea   
    Nintendo have gone a massively different apporach to the Treehouse streams if my dream was ever to become real.
    Jeremy Clarkson is host, entertaining the crowds while a game isn't being shown, he'd then introduce the Treehouse team and guests who have this segment. Hat Films were the guests playing the new Mario Kart. It has obstacles that can permakill you if you aren't careful, but at least the crossover material is stronger - with the blue shell being replaced by an Arwing that hits everyone it passes with its lasers before blowing first up with a bomb.
    Am I drowning in E3 hype yet?
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    DarkRula reacted to PaulyBFromDa303 for a status update, [28] Sonic Heroes - Frog Forest https://soundcloud.com/paulybfromda303/sonic-heroes-f   
    [28] Sonic Heroes - Frog Forest
     
    «video» https://soundcloud.com/paulybfromda303/sonic-heroes-frog-forest
    OPD: September 29, 2006  ||  Length: 4:10  ||  Style: Drum ‘n Bass
    https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/62480
    Much like the level itself where you’re flying high above the swamp, I tried to incorporate that flowing fly-high and fast feel to this one. Very well received by MORE than the Newgrounds crowd, I can remember hearing this on a homepage of a Sonic news-related website (I wish I could remember which). A lot of the Newgrounds fans would try to recreate this version of Frog Forest later on. A little play of some pianos and tweaking of electric guitars and bass would definitely be a step up from previous works. The instruments were chosen and made very carefully in order to make the most authentic sounds as possible. It worked, very well. No doubt this is my best Sonic remix of 2006
  16. My Emmerdoods
    DarkRula got a reaction from PaulyBFromDa303 for a status update, Three minute unskippable advert about Izumo, Japan. Thanks, Youtube.   
    Three minute unskippable advert about Izumo, Japan.
    Thanks, Youtube.
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    DarkRula got a reaction from SupahBerry for a status update, Huh. The Magic Roundabout film from 2005 doesn't seem to get any love on Youtube. Har   
    Huh. The Magic Roundabout film from 2005 doesn't seem to get any love on Youtube. Hardly any reviews for it.
    If I actually had a presentable voice, I'd more than likely make that my first review if I started doing them.
  18. Chuckle
    DarkRula got a reaction from SupahBerry for a status update, Well, if we're starting the E3 rumour mill already, I'd better get down to some ideas   
    Well, if we're starting the E3 rumour mill already, I'd better get down to some ideas... Oh yeah. I already had one.
    Introducing Animal Crossing: Payday Panic - A battle royale style game where the aim is to survive bankruptcy. Tom Nook has let power get to his head, and with these modern times, all money is controlled through his hands. Now he is slowly draining funds from everyone's accounts. Run around the large map finding things to sell to the shops, but as Nook gains more money, those shops will be closing. Can you survive the longest out of 100 villagers?
  19. Chuckle
    DarkRula got a reaction from SupahBerry for a status update, Well, if we're starting the E3 rumour mill already, I'd better get down to some ideas   
    Well, if we're starting the E3 rumour mill already, I'd better get down to some ideas... Oh yeah. I already had one.
    Introducing Animal Crossing: Payday Panic - A battle royale style game where the aim is to survive bankruptcy. Tom Nook has let power get to his head, and with these modern times, all money is controlled through his hands. Now he is slowly draining funds from everyone's accounts. Run around the large map finding things to sell to the shops, but as Nook gains more money, those shops will be closing. Can you survive the longest out of 100 villagers?
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    DarkRula reacted to Kellan for a status update, Just got done with a job interview. It went really well! Like, I had them laughing th   
    Just got done with a job interview. It went really well! Like, I had them laughing the entire time. One of them said I made her morning.
    So, as long as they don’t realize how horribly unqualified I am for the position (jk), I have a really good feeling about this one.
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    DarkRula reacted to PaulyBFromDa303 for a status update, [4] Sonic 2 - Mystic Cave https://soundcloud.com/paulybfromda303/sonic-2-mystic-cave   
    [4] Sonic 2 - Mystic Cave
     
    «video» https://soundcloud.com/paulybfromda303/sonic-2-mystic-cave
    ***Note that the YouTube version is a little lower quality than the SC and NG versions. I have no idea what that's about***
    OPD: May 16, 2006 || Length: 4:05 || Style: Dance
    https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/50571 
    My first submission to win an award, and on my very first week of going public on Newgrounds! The future started looking a little brighter. I got the weekly top 5 award placing 2nd. This one was cut down from a bigger length to be available on Newgrounds, back in 2006 the limit was 4 MB per song, which is roughly 4:15 in length. Some inspiration from rock band Zebrahead. It’s slowed down for a more dramatic feel. It was mostly an experimental piece too, as it’s one of the only times I had worked with triplets at this point. It was also my first time using an actual editor, Audacity. Here I could not only convert WAV files to mp3 files, but I’d also learn basic editing functions such as reverb and fade. Every piece is a learning experience. Things would be different from here on as I had pretty much become established as a Sonic remix artist, people would start requesting many Sonic tracks that you will hear in the future
  22. Thumbs Up
    DarkRula got a reaction from PaulyBFromDa303 for a status update, My third self-published novel - Elemental Heroes - has arrived! The Police Force of B   
    My third self-published novel - Elemental Heroes - has arrived! The Police Force of Ballart defends against a threat that is stopping at nothing to find the object of their desire hidden in the city. To help them, they have a special division - the Elementals.
    UK Kindle Store - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07CWHPT45
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    DarkRula got a reaction from PaulyBFromDa303 for a status update, My third self-published novel - Elemental Heroes - has arrived! The Police Force of B   
    My third self-published novel - Elemental Heroes - has arrived! The Police Force of Ballart defends against a threat that is stopping at nothing to find the object of their desire hidden in the city. To help them, they have a special division - the Elementals.
    UK Kindle Store - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07CWHPT45
  24. Chuckle
    DarkRula reacted to AdventChild for a status update,   
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  25. Chuckle
    DarkRula reacted to Forte-Metallix for a status update, Can't wait for the movie adaptation:   
    Can't wait for the movie adaptation:
     
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