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  1. Yes, my avatar does not lie, I am indeed a percussionist. I haven't really posted anything of myself performing yet, so here's a video of my final undergraduate recital from a year and a half ago!
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    0/5 for the overrated music track 5/5 because I played this on the easiest skill setting because I suck at doom and yet the map still managed to be fun and surprising and gave me hope for what is possible to make in the eternity engine
  3. I've had a couple chamber works premiere in the last week (for those who don't know, I'm currently studying a master's degree in composition):
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    Can you create the Ames room in Doom?

    @Memfis @Linguica I did a while ago yeah just for fun. Long since lost but I whipped up a quick and dirty image just now. It's not hard to do, but it's hard to do really convincingly. Probably only works as long as you don't look too closely! It might actually help the perspective if I populate it slightly: Vanilla-compatible (pretty sure) except for the use of 'notarget' and 'fly' to get the perspective point, but there would be vanilla workarounds for both of those. The next step would be to do a more Escher-type thing, where it's actually a full building. But that would take work and I'm lazy right now.
  5. I've been working on some piano 'miniatures' lately for my degree - check them out if you like classical music!
  6. @TheUltimateDoomer666 if you like working with chiptunes you should check out http://battleofthebits.org/ if you haven't already!
  7. A wind quintet I wrote earlier this year! (Just the first piece, not the last minute or two!)
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    The DWIronman League dies to: Unholy Realms

    After several VERY near misses, died in the start room of MAP06. Kind of glad, because I left doing this to the very last minute this month and I only had another 20 minutes or so left of free time. ur_stewboy.zip
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    what are you working on? I wanna see your wads.

    portals yep! Really trying to throw myself into the deep end with Eternity - learning EDF and everything.
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    what are you working on? I wanna see your wads.

    I don't really know what I'm doing I'm just putting corridors together and it's getting out of hand
  11. First ever ironman attempt aaaand... DNF due to map bug. Forgot about the MAP05 warning... insrtion_stewboy.zip
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    Are there any good invasion wads?

    Keep in mind that you'll need to mess around with some form of skulltag_data.pk3 and skulltag_actors.pk3 to get most of these to work - I don't know Satan's Covenant, but I'm guessing that's why it didn't work. I can't get them working in single player, but that's probably because I'm not loading the data.pk3 and actors.pk3 correctly (dragging and dropping on zandronum.exe can be a bit vague when you actually need a specific load order). Alpha/Delta Invasion is a thing. Kind of old (2006/7), not sure how some of the maps stand up today. I have four maps in alpha and two maps in delta and there's a lot of stuff in them that makes me cringe now. Zero Invasion is also a thing, but I'm not sure if it was ever finished. You can still take a look at it though - 1 2 3. I never participated in this one, so I don't know anything about it. Invasion Unleashed is a big project with maps of varying quality. I don't know if it was ever officially released though - b72 is what I have on my computer, and I have no idea if there's a more recent build. Again, this is from 2006/7 or thereabouts. How do I know? Because I wrote nightrun.mid for my map in it, which I then submitted to plutonia 2 (map16) which was under development at the time :) Chaos From Hell Invasion is something I have lying around in my doom folder, but I don't think I've ever played it. 1 2 seem to be the most recent builds. Made by Blood, who I'm guessing decided to concentrate more on Complex Doom Invasion. Ultimate Torment and Torture Invasion is something I also found in my doom folder, but I don't think I've ever played online. Invasion Unleashed: Evil Within is a project which was started but I believe unfinished. This is the most recent build I can find, but I don't even know if it's playable. It's clear that Blood recycled at least one or two of his maps from this project to use in Complex Doom Invasion, so I'm assuming that means the project died. Speaking of CD Invasion, you're probably already aware of it (it's reasonably popular on zandronum), but it is an active project still being worked on. I won't link to it because there's a bunch of files and I'm lazy and you can get them off doomseeker. I also have two maps in this, which I am much more proud of than any invasion map I've made in the past. There's probably other invasion projects that are out there (started and forgotten about, no doubt) but these are the ones I either participated in or I have on my hard drive. This is not really for multiplayer, but Unknown Invasion is a set of four invasion maps I made back in 2006. They're the first invasion maps I ever made, and among the first serious maps of any type I ever made. If nothing else, you can enjoy the insight into 14-year-old me's brain.
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    what are you working on? I wanna see your wads.

    I like the idea of going over and under things
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    what are you working on? I wanna see your wads.

    Finally attempting a full-scale map with Eternity.
  15. Hey so I don't think I've shared anything about these yet over here! As well as writing a bunch of doom midis (and branching into tracking, chiptune etc) I thought I might share some live recordings of actual concert pieces that I've written! (As a side note, I am one of the performers in every one of these recordings!) Aviary (wind band, 5:30) 'Aviary' is a work I wrote for my university's wind ensemble, whose conductor had wanted me to write something for years. I tried to explore as much tonal and textural colour as I could. Live recording from April of this year. Three Sketches for Two Marimbas (marimba duet, 5:40) A few years ago I wanted to write something for a percussion ensemble I played in, but writing something for everybody turned out to be difficult so I decided to start small and just write a duet. This was the first piece I ever wrote for live performance, and I kept it fairly simple, with three short movements each exploring a different musical idea. Live recording from nearly two years ago. (I'm playing the marimba part which starts off the first and the third movements) Amazing Grace (handbell ensemble, 2:44) Yes, handbell ensembles are a thing, and my university has one, and I played with them during 2016. I wrote this piece for them. Live recording from a year ago. A not so live recording: Country Walk (wind quintet, 6:00) Not performed yet because I only finished writing it last week, so here's the Sibelius audio output. Written for a newly formed wind quintet at my university, hopefully will be performed in September. I am also in the progress of writing a saxophone quartet and a flute duet at the moment. If you'd like to support me in my expensive venture across to Scotland to study composition further (I've never formally studied composition before!) you can contribute here. Any small amount is appreciated :)