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The Newgrounds Composer

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{Edit: Thanks so much for the frontpage feature <3}

I joined Newgrounds in 2013, but I spent a lot of time in the shadows, for years and years before then. Long before I started playing the piano, I played games and watched animations on Newgrounds. I think I may have first visited Newgrounds around 2004, when I was just 9 years old. It's a long time ago now, but I think the first animation I saw on here was "PALADIN episode 1", by Jazza.

I continued lurking around the site from time to time, and I also continued to watch Jazza's work. A particularly impactful animation was ":the Composer:", from 2007. At this point I had not even started playing any instruments myself; little did I know I would one day become a composer myself. When I eventually did, I could think of no better place to share my music, than Newgrounds!

When I first started off creating music, I had a lot to learn. Thankfully, this wonderful site provided me with an amazing community that helped me grow and develop as a musician, and perhaps also as a person. I still have far to go, but I hope that this piece shows just how helpful NG has been for me!

The aim of this song is to be original, yet still portray more or less the same story as in :the Composer:

Therefore, I highly recommend watching the animation in order to understand the full context. I feel like it has held up very nicely, and I find it very impactful to this day. I am sure I am not alone in that.

On that note, I wish you all a very happy Pico Day!

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Hey can I used for a video for my instagram?

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Sure! Thanks for listening :)

Nice work, good fantasy and emotion mixed.

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Thank you!


LucidShadowDreamer responds:


Just... Wow dude.... It's emotional, triumphant, flowing.. Iz beautiful... Happy Pico Day dud...

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Happy Pico Day! And thanks for the encouraging words <3

This is so heartwarming. The animation made me cry, and then the song made me go through that again. Nice job!

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Thank you! Had you seen it before? I thought I might have shared it earlier, but perhaps not with you. Good luck in the competition ^ ^

Credits & Info

4.69 / 5.00

May 1, 2021
3:07 AM EDT
File Info
11.7 MB
5 min 8 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.