Busy doesn’t only vaguely describes my schedule lately. Pulling 12 hour shifts, reaching overtime, and sleeping. I finally have my computer running online again. My laptop is completely dead. I have my music software re-installed so I can start to create music again 😀 That will be refreshing I’ve had a long hiatus, longer than I wanted it to be.
The thing that’s been taking up most of my time and what I’m hugely addicted to is this website plug.dj
Persona holds a huge place in my life. My favorite video games all fall into the Shin Megami Tensei series. And as you all know I have 3 Volumes of music dedicated to those games. Now this website lets me play my music as well as my fav tracks from that game. And I’ve created quite the fan base through it. My likes on Facebook have jumped and the Lobby I created on plug.dj is The Velvet Room. It’s become so popular amongst Persona fans that I created it’s own Facebook page as well.
I try to play in it nightly but I also have an assistant Theo that DJs for me when I’m not there. My user on there is Crimzen, of course 😉 If you ever have the time check it out! You can see when the Lobby is open by just going to it here: http://www.plug.dj/the-velvet-room/ or liking the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/TheVelvetRoomLobby
Also I’m hoping to play a set soon with my fellow musician friend XandrosUltima, no official date has been set yet. But when it happens we will rock your socks off for sure 🙂 Just a quick update.
Oh yes, the new Machinae Supremacy album is DONE, waiting on album art and all the finalization thingys. And work has OFFICIALLY begun on Persona 5, W00T for the awesomeness!
So many projects are piling up, but it’s not a bad thing! Because now they are all what I want to do. Having what I want to do is so much better than doing things that I don’t want to do for other people. Where’s the happiness in that? The graphic novel project has undergone some changes. Now it’s going to be more of a novel with a lot of illustrations between the story. So it’s still technically a graphic novel right? 😀 Nyarko is still doing art but I don’t want to overwhelm him right now. He’s still going to make badass art and we’re still going to see this project through. Depending on the reaction and how it turns out is whether we’ll spend more time on it expanding it and creating something more advanced.
Also my buddy Demon (Damien to you humans) is putting together a website for his Sports Talk show: The Pit. But here’s the cool thing. Now Demon wants to go further than just Sports. He’s recruited me and our other friend Korski in to help him review and discuss a lot more than just Sports. Now it will be more than just Sports Talk. It will be The Pit with multiple avenues. I’ll be helping Demon and Korski review video games, movies/tv, and music. The sports will still be there and there will be so much more as well. It’s going to be a blast I just know it!
Along with The Pit I’m going to be designing some new logos for Demon and coming up with website designs. So look forward to that in the future!
In the realm of music, I’m still creating! Always evolving. I also have a side project that I want to see come to fruition and that’s my indie label. Basically a marketing tool to get not just mine, but other underground artists music out there in the world. Putting compilations together and promoting it all through Bandcamp (oh that wonderful service). I came up with the idea in the MaSu forums like where many great ideas start. All from the hub that is Machinae Supremacy. They are truly the inspiration to a lot of things I do. The name of the label is Rogue World Industries because one day I hope to do more with it than just music 😀
So for this nice long update here are some things for you guys! Listen to my new WIP: IDWB
And it’s still under construction but I’ll love you forever if you go like Rogue World Industries on Facebook right now! 😀 Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rogue-World-Industries/232376330130011
Thank you so much for reading my blog. Seriously all my followers, you guys/gals rock socks for real! I wouldn’t be anything without my followers and those that appreciate what I do. And if any of you play Xbox 360 at all and play Call of Duty or Gears of War 3, you should totally message me or comment below so we can play sometime I’ll totally accept!
PS: In The Shadows Volume 1 just hit over 150 album downloads since it’s release WOW! Thank you so much for listening and downloading that puts a smile on my face!! ^_^
These are exciting times. I have a new job, I have internet again, and I’ve been writing a story for a Graphic Novel! Based completely off the Persona and Shin Megami Tensei series from ATLUS. I’m so excited that I can’t even express in words how much fun it is to work on this. I have an amazing artist that’s agreed to help me in this adventure. His name is Nyarko and you can find his deviantart here: http://www.nyarko.deviantart.com Take a look at his amazing art!
More updates soon, but I’ve already said too much :D. It will all be under wraps. There may be a promotional poster as a teaser soon ^_^
Working on Volume 1 of the first series of my graphic novel. Completely inspired by Shin Megami Tensei and their Persona series. It’s going to be a combo of the two since I like both aspects of those series’. Updates have been few and far between because of work and no internet. It really does suck! My deviant art friend Nyarko who made the new album covers to my In The Shadows albums is helping me make this graphic novel look amazing. You should definitely check out his art here:
I can’t draw worth crap, but with Nyarko’s help and my story. I hope that we can bring forth a great comic that SMT fans will enjoy 🙂
Almost literally 😛
I’m hoping that soon I’ll have some more free time to flesh out everything I have going on. As of right now one project is completed and ready for publishing! In The Shadows Volume 4 is about to come out soon. Nyarko will be providing art just like he did to revamp my other 3 Volumes. It’s going to be awesome.
Now another thing that’s brewing. Remember that Persona/Shin Megami Tensei story I was working on. I want to turn that in to graphic novel and I think Nyarko will help me with that. I’m going to be working on the story and coming up with base (crappy) sketches. And then Nyarko will be making the awesome complete panels! I’m stoked and I hope this can work!
My job is going awesomely and I’m liking it a lot so far. I will update soon!
Posting and updating is even harder now because I have a new job and that’s taking up most of my time and I have no internet and with recent findings… I won’t be getting internet until I get my own place which won’t be for a year probably. Things are good stressful and bullshit stressful right now. How to deal with anxiety? I don’t know right now. It’s really hard. Some things stress me out more at home than they do anywhere else so going to work is almost a godsend in itself. The job I’m doing really isn’t that hard. But it’s a learning experience and it’s a great one. One I hope that by moving up I won’t have to do much school. Which that means less loans to pay back. I like that. The less debt the better.
I’m really just saving towards my own place for me and my girlfriend because things are just way to stressful where we’re at. Having to live with other people besides the one you want to be with causes so much extra unnecessary stress that you don’t need that wrecks your body. Honestly my health is being affected by it.
People talking behind your back. Making you feel like shit. Things like this happen in my situation and you have to suck it up and deal with it or you’re on the street. Taking beatings left and right. But I digress, it could be worse. Such is life. But I’m going to be getting out hopefully very soon with the woman I love and around people I want to be around.
I have in the works, a great thing coming soon! I have someone that might be able to do some amazing album artwork for me for my Shin Megami Tensei inspired albums: In The Shadows. He has extraordinary art and he looks like he should be working for ATLUS, that’s how good he is. Here’s his deviant art to check him out:
So this is semi-confirmed. We’re still writing back and forth on the details, but I for one am excited. I want to see this grow beyond my music. Into amazing fan created material and universe that could get recognized by ATLUS and the world! More people who play games should know about Shin Megami Tensei and how awesome it is. Especially people who are burnt out of Square Enix.
Speaking of In The Shadows, I have added something to Volume 4 setlist on Soundcloud. Take a listen for me and let me know how I’m doing! 😀
Things are starting to look up. Today at 3pm I’m going to start training for my new full time job! I’m so excited. Nervous also. But it’s a call center so I feel it won’t be that bad. Better than Amazon Warehouse, that’s for sure. Warehouse work was killing me. And with this small country area, that’s about all that’s good around here. This full time call center is a godsend honestly. I can start saving again and I can start school this fall (finally after years)
I’m having a lot of great ideas. Mainly moving. I want my own place. I hope this job will help me secure that. But it may not. If it doesn’t I’m still saving as much as I can. Work through school and be able to do things with my wifey again. It will be so nice to go on a date again and have dinner besides a dollar heat up frozen dinner from Walmart.
I want to get a MIDI Keyboard to help start making even better music than I have been. I’ve been writing a script. Remember me talking about a Persona fan fiction story? I’m writing a movie script. I want this to be awesome. I want to create a movie about Persona. Now with all kinds of movies like these, it’s going to be my version of Persona. It’s not going to copy any of the games only certain aspects that the fans know. But translating it into a movie that people who don’t know about Persona will enjoy. Let’s also just say that it will merge with the way Shin Megami Tensei main title games go. With that said, it’s going to be insane.
Music wise again, I have this new project that I feel is getting no love. It seems like no one is really paying attention to it. But I think it’s crazy good. It might just be me, if it is, then oh well. But here’s the set list of what I’m working on. And as I’ve stated before, this music is (for me at least) what embodies my band name: Sleeping Awake. Let me know what you think , spread the word, this will be the next Sleeping Awake album.
Shin Megami Tensei fans keep your heads up for more In The Shadows Volume 4.