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I'm a wannabe coder, and musician. My musics okay I think, and I'm developing some games that are on the way!

Mike Petrella @Thegluestickman

25, Male

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Joined on 3/16/07

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Posted by Thegluestickman - February 15th, 2016

Hello all, if you've stumbled upon this you either knew me at one point, saw something I made, or you're hopelessly lost. In any case, I felt I should write a new post just in case somebody does stumble upon my page again.

I went back and looked at all the things I released here on NG. All the music and my two very poorly made flash movies. While I was never cut out to be an animator, my music ws better than I remembered. The mixing/mastering was really bad, but I enjoyed the melodies and the structure. Though I remember when those were being made, and I obsessed over small details. I wanted it to be perfect, and honestly I'm surprised I released anything. The reviews said they were mediocre, and I'm inclined to agree though for me being 16 I don't think it was too shabby. I digress though.

I signed up when I was 12 years old (shh don't tell Tom) and as you can see I'm 21 now. A lot has changed since I was that kid trying to escape real life on newgrounds. I had problems with self-esteem when I was younger, I was totally uncomfortable in my body and my offbeat sense of humour didn't really help me fit in. I was totally convinced that my music was average, with no redeeming qualities. I even grew to dislike my songs, I thought that everyone thought they were bad and I was blinded to this since I created them. I stopped writing new stuff and kinda accepted I wasn't a good musician.

This wasn't the case though! Fast-forward to when I'm 20, I got the itch to play drums again. After a few dead-end high school bands, I'd stopped playing drums for a while. Anyway, I joined a band to scratch my itch. I was kinda skeptical for a bit; I was really rusty at drums and couldn't think of parts to play, I still was under the impression that my musicianship skills were bad, and I wanted to play my style of music but that wasn't what fit the band's style. I stuck through and regained my confidence; my drum parts were starting to mesh and I started feeling better about myself (thanks to my bandmates). I've been messing around on my guitar and came up with some songs I really think sound cool. I realized I wasn't as bad as I thought.

The point I'm trying to make (and TLDR if you can't be bothered reading the above) is that it's easy to count yourself out and it's easy to stop trying. However, if you try to make yourself better, learn new things, and put the effort required in - you may come to realize you were better than you thought. If you have the spark to create, don't let it fizzle out, nurture it and soon you'll have a fire you didn't think you were capable of.

Stay golden guys, and don't let anyone discourage you from your passion.

- Mike

Posted by Thegluestickman - February 1st, 2013

Happy birthday to me
Happy birthday, happy birthday
happy birthday to me

Posted by Thegluestickman - May 11th, 2012

Everything's good, relax.

Everything will be just fine.

Posted by Thegluestickman - April 22nd, 2012

I'm making an Turn-Based Overhead RPG in C#/XNA, but for the life of me cannot get collision resolution. Detecting if a collision should happen was easy, but the response, I have no fucking clue. Any of you guys have any ideas?

I know you're supposed to do collision before applying velocity, I tried using enums to check if your in a passable/not-passable state I can't manage it getting set back to passable.

Please excuse me while I kill myself.

EDIT: Check out this Pico Day Game by LegoDude2000, that I beta tested!


Posted by Thegluestickman - February 1st, 2012

Today is my birthday. I demand the sacrifice of three goats, 14 virgins for sexual purposes, and James Earl Jones to narrate my life for the day. My requests have been made.

EDIT: Today is my 5 year NG anniversary, doesn't feel like it's been that long.

Posted by Thegluestickman - January 12th, 2012

Working on an orchestral song, that will be epic and it will make your (unborn) children weep. So stay tuned for that.

Posted by Thegluestickman - January 8th, 2012

There's so much I want to do, and there's just no creativity to do it. Creativity is a cruel mistress, and only greets people with smacks to the anus. I think it's be fun to do a video game show and commentary type thing. I also want to create music, song write and all that shit. I want to animate some cartooons but I can't draw for fucking shit. Ugh.

Also, on a sadder note about my holidays. While I should have been out with friends I was at home, I didn't leave my house for a week and I spent New Years at home too. :( Shit sucks man, goddamn that's kind of pathetic. Oh well, I want to make the best of everything. AT LEAST NEWGROUNDS WON'T LEAVE ME.

Posted by Thegluestickman - October 22nd, 2011

I absolutely love Windmill Hut, it's probably my favourite song from a video game. I made a small cover as a tribute to it. I hope you guys like it.

You can listen to it here.

Halloween submission as well.

Posted by Thegluestickman - September 2nd, 2011

Yes you. Check out my new audio here!

Also this one.


Posted by Thegluestickman - July 24th, 2010

Don't know what it'd be about though, I'm too poor to afford Xbox games and my computer is to shit to play PC games, any other mediums I should do?