Entry #193

I'm Ecstatic! New Work and NGADM Judging!

2017-06-15 02:13:55 by ADR3-N

Hey guys, just a note here that I have not been and will not be as available the next few days. I took on a job remodeling a house locally, so that AP Mod podcast is going to be delayed a bit. The job is dragging on somewhat more than expected due to unforseen complications like 3 layers of stubborn wallpaper, uneven paneling, and grueling 8-12 hour shifts on my feet, but I'm absolutely overjoyed to finally get my figurative foot in the door doing what I enjoy -- cleaning, painting, and fixing. Plus, there's the chance I may keep getting hired for similar jobs, which will mean a steady stream of income towards more equipment -- thereby the means to make better music, not to mention get the start in life that's eluded me thus far. Exciting!

I'll probably be back to regular schedule by Friday night and will be judging for the most prestigious NGADM competition in between modding when I get home. Those of you who audition, if you have any review requests for your tracks, let me know! After each round concludes, I'll be dropping a batch of reviews. I had intended to review each track as I went through entries, but @ChronoNomad specified that no scores should be released until each judging period concludes, which I think adds a fun and fair bit of mystery to the mix. The competition itself so far looks very exciting this year, and I'm honored to take part, however small it may be in comparision to the massive turnout of talented artists. Best of luck to everyone!

As usual, if you have any questions about the AP or the goings about, drop a comment or inbox me here on NG. I also plan to start using Discord more, so if anyone is one there, drop a ... chat invite. Smoke signal. Something. @RealFaction, also, I got a new Discord account. Last one I lost the information to. Just so you know in case you need me for anything on there.

Alright, after judging tonight and the usual mod duties, it's off to bed with my tired ass. I'm bushed!


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2017-06-15 03:07:09

gotcha. Sounds productive! Good luck :3 <3

ADR3-N responds:

Thanks. I'll need it!


2017-06-15 04:15:01

There's nothing like keeping oneself busy to be on good spirits :)
If you have some spare time in between your duties, (and if you are interested of course) I have a project in mind.

ADR3-N responds:

I might be able to move some hours around. Lay it on me!


2017-06-15 07:53:36

Hopefully such intensive, back-breaking labor is also highly lucrative!

Proud to have you as a fellow Hand of Fate in this year's Audio Deathmatch. Give 'em hell!

ADR3-N responds:

It should pay around 250 dollars. A lot of work for 250, but hey. I also don't have a car or anything else to do other than mod and judge and make music, so I don't mind. Plus, my employer isn't made of money, and I need to get some job experience after all this damn school, heheh.

I'm just about to get on and get to scoring, check Discord, etc. I'm still getting used to using it. Not like Skype, which I used to have running all the time until people started harassing me. Will get to the inbox asap. I've got your mails up in another tab and half replied to. Been baby sitting all day. Anyway, I'm off for tonight and going back in the morning, so should be time to get things done.


2017-06-16 12:09:28

congrats on your job

ADR3-N responds:

Thanks! It's not going to be a consistent thing, but definitely something I needed!


2017-06-17 21:47:28

life is more important :)

ADR3-N responds:

Always. Helping out keeps me sane, though. :)


2017-07-10 14:05:23

i learnt about the word 'ecstatic' from the rick ross song MC Hammer

ADR3-N responds:

Pretty sure I learned it when the LDS showed up on my door and my dad let them in to try and banter with them. Wild times, man. Wild times.


2017-08-05 10:00:33

pick a human name and not a robot one next time why don't you

ADR3-N responds:

This is my human name! Minus the 3 and the -. I'm Adrean and I got tired of being a genre :P


2017-08-05 10:02:36

beep boop must make music


2017-08-15 16:10:03

so you went from Andrea to Adrean? That's p damn elegant. Actually that's genius. I was almost named Adrian, I might have preferred it tbh but it's kinda hard to imagine myself with a different name.

ADR3-N responds:

Funny thing, I was almost named Adrienne from birth. Mom had a change of heart though. But yeah, that's the general idea. I came up with the spelling on a whim and kicked the N to the back of my name. Interestingly, since changing my name, I started on the route to becoming a Christian. Adrean recalls the Adriatic sea Paul was going through when he was shipwrecked near Malta. Unsure if I mentioned before.

You can check out the postulated location and tradition here.


2017-08-23 01:03:15

Thanks for the link, man!

Really appreciate it!


ADR3-N responds:

I would leave a heart here, but NG thinks it's a html tag. Anytime :)


2017-09-17 03:56:53

is that you with a beard?

ADR3-N responds:

Yep, me. I let an art major draw on my face


2017-09-29 20:57:23

Going for a Spock beard? Or perhaps a Gordon Freeman

ADR3-N responds:

Neither, actually. @littlemisfortune brought a ton of makeup for our friends to rifle through, and they took turns giving me a beard, lol. People have been confused about my real gender since 2005, so I figured I'd keep 'em guessing.


2017-11-06 15:48:12

you absolutely murdered the quran in that thread. RIP I gotta call the cops tho

ADR3-N responds:

Hah, just make sure I don't get sent to a Sharia court. ;) I've been studying the subject for a few months now and just couldn't keep quiet. If you're interested in that sorta thing, I'm gonna be creating a study playlist. :)


2017-11-13 13:22:32

heck yeah I'd be interested. I actually have a copy of the quran (couldn't tell you what version, assuming there's different ones) but haven't got around to reading it yet.

ADR3-N responds:

Haven't gotten that playlist down, but you may be interested in some of the lectures by Jay Smith. I'll pop some here.


Every entry from that point in the playlist should be Islam centered and give you a good jumping off point.

I also highly recommend Patricia Crone's "Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam". I snagged it for Kindle at the recommendation of Jay Smith and it's a great read if you're interested in seeing the myth of Mecca as the birthplace of Islam shattered.