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Posted by BagCartel - 8 hours ago


Over the past year, I had been thinking, and thinking, as I watch the world get more and more strange.

Truthfully, I had gotten little done this year. I'd been trying - and overall failing - to get over a slump, if you will, in motivation to get work done and to really establish myself.
Call it... a state of semi-suspended animation, where some notes get written down, but through the vicissitudes of life, the ideas within these notes never come to fruition.

The truth is... I am fearful. Fearful of what the future holds, for all of us, really.
Fearful that, at any moment, all of this work could be for nothing.
And for a while, I've been content to just keep my head down, run my day-job, pay my bills, absorb my daily dose of content, write some notes here and there, rinse and repeat.

But what has indulging this fear gotten me?
... almost nothing, but pain. A quiet kind of pain.
Deep down, I know I could have done more. I could have just ignored the world and all its bullshit.
But there it is, like a splinter in my mind.


And the sad part is... this fear is not unwarranted. Consider all that has happened as of late:
Deplatforming, censorship, outrage mobs and scandals. One threat after another, one loss after another.

How is any sane person supposed to react, to what could correctly be described as the coming storm, Orwell's future, simply dressed up in the Current Year's clothes?

At least for me, it isn't conducive to a proper state of mind, a state that I need to be in for creating my best work... any work at all, for that matter.
Somehow, other artists are more able to put it out of their minds, at least temporarily. They are able to detach themselves from this hellish reality.

I have to learn some kind of technique to do this, or I may as well hang up my hat now.
I have to do something, or I will go insane, or worse. Seeing my lack of productivity - when I know I can do so much more - is killing me inside.

 

I have since dropped Facebook, something I probably should have done a while ago. Something tells me it will go some ways toward improving this situation.

I have also reluctantly dropped Patreon, because I can no longer trust them to apply their TOS consistently. Thanks to the last wave of unfair business practices, I cannot stomach knowing that some of my money goes to them while I support artists, political commentators, and so forth.

I will continue using DeviantArt. There's too much I love about it. I can only hope they, too, will not buckle and pivot against Free Expression like Tumblr has.

 

Newgrounds has, by contrast, proven itself a beacon as of late. So far, the site has only gotten better.
I have to hope that Tom and the rest of the team know what they are doing, and are willing to face the challenges of the future, that they will not betray their principles, that they will stand with creators, the People.

So long as they do that, I will be a lifetime supporter of this site. Not one month will go by that I haven't donated.

This world needs heroes now more than ever. Maybe I am not a hero, myself... but I can still be a pillar of support.

 

I will be using Newgrounds more often, now that my list of frequently-used sites has gotten smaller, and I'm beginning to remember what a jewel this place is. And... maybe... I'll finally get my own ball rolling again.

 


Posted by BagCartel - February 24th, 2016


Given it some thought and changed my name to something else. Streamlining across platforms.

LtSurge659 will always be remembered.


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Posted by BagCartel - October 15th, 2014


So after a very long hiatus, I've found my old Newgrounds account. I intend to fix a few old things up and add a few things.

Due to 'full-life consequences' I must be honest when I say I cannot dedicate my time fully to being a creator and pushing out finished products, but I will be making time and organizing my time better in order to satisfy my need to use this gift of creativity I seem to have...

I would also like to thank all in the past who have given me kind words and criticism alike. Thank you very much, indeed.

If you're interested in what I'm working on at the moment, you're welcome to check out my DeviantArt page. I'm working on a science-fiction/fantasy tale, though really I suppose you could say I'm trying to build an entire universe... and believe me, it's pretty damn time-consuming. But I enjoy it.

http://ltsurge.deviantart.com/


Posted by BagCartel - April 23rd, 2009


Made a Gaia link today to promote my music.

Hoping everyone is alright, just taking care of school business. It's annoying >_<

~Surge


Posted by BagCartel - November 3rd, 2008


Well, it seems things have been quite turbulent, lately. Work is less and College is creeping up, good thing I have such cool friends and my honey Christina.

In fact, if it wasn't for her I would prolly have not wanted to keep making music.

So, every now and then a new song will be produced for the sake of music, love and passion she brings out of me :)

I appreciate all whoever still watches out for my stuff lol.. it's been a while


Posted by BagCartel - April 8th, 2008


Wow working on this remix is taking a lot more time than I'd anticipated. but even so I'm impressing even myself with what I can do... even if my FL Studio is being stubborn.

I'm not gonna update the NG [WIP], however I will periodically upload fix-uns to ripway.com.
Here is the link. See if it works

-UPDATED-
Updated last: May 4
Project

Log:
Apparently the problem is that my processor capability is too low for this pice. I am in need of a dual-core CPU if I wanna get my music produced any faster than the current methods. Once this song is done I will make sure that I scrounge up the money to get myself a dual-core and throw in Ubuntu Linux after backing up all my stuff.


Posted by BagCartel - March 5th, 2008


Greetings, all. An update~

My latest creation, "Heartpower", is coming along very, very well. I already have about 1/2 of it done. Expect to see it by the end of the month if not sooner. I was toying with the idea of releasing it on the 11th. Why? <3 oh, no particular reason~

And now for your entertainment...

WIP: March


Posted by BagCartel - January 24th, 2008


There's someone in my life now I don't think I can live without (save the flaming for someone not serious, plz).

And it just so happens her birthday's comin' up... so I'm going to put forth all the knowledge I have of Fruity Loops(which, sadly, isn't much) into this next work in progress. This needs to be a well-kept secret to her until March.

Any help you can provide would be more than appreciated. Thank y'all so much~

New WIP <3


Posted by BagCartel - August 3rd, 2007


Zomg I just remixxed another song from Iridion 3D. It got in my head yesterday and the freaking thing wouldn't leave ^ ^

New NG layout has impressed me, especially the new design for the Audio Portal. Nice visualizer lolz.

It seems that NG's artists got better in like a half a day. I'm even more hard-pressed to compete! All in all it's quite the challenge. Thanks, 'yall!


Posted by BagCartel - July 18th, 2007


For some reason or another, I can't access my audio page. I'm sure it's being worked on, but for the moment that's the issue. Neither can I respond to reviews! [confused as hell]