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Student | Artist | Composer | Writer | Creator of the Fugitive Series.
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Maria Silvana Macias Chavez @LastyGhost

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Posted by LastyGhost - 9 hours ago


I'm with the feelings YouTube has lost all of its control over itself...


I'm not sure of the actual order of the situations, but I can definitely assure they happened;

First, it was YouTube Kids; supposedly, it was meant to separate content for children from content for teenagers and adults. But actual content for teenagers and adults was censored and deleted from the site, while the videos meant for children had more stuff for adults and those that made them got away with it, winning more money than those that were creative with their videos.

You may or may not remember, but most of those 'children' videos had... Uhm... lazy animation, a lot of colors and music, clickbait-y titles, an overall lack of story, fetishes...

And those who spent time and effort in their videos, meant for a more mature audience... were punished.

Let me mention, those that made those videos for 'children' think they're stupid and that, with music and colors, they can have their fun. Children are NOT stupid. Or at least, not as stupid as they think...


Then, I can mention the Adpocalypse; some companies wouldn't want to affiliate with users that publish videos for a more mature audience, leaving them with no sponsors and losing money. I still do wonder how YouTubers get paid, though, but that's something else.


Yet now... it's COPPA and the mostly-unskippable ads. I cannot be one video without getting interrupted by an ad or two. Worst of all, most of them are unskippable.

Every time I upload one of my music videos, I am forced to be taken to a 'new' Studio, and I must answer a 'simple' question: 

Is my video made for kids?

No. Fuck no. Even if it's instrumental music, not a child's round or anything.


But I bet animation is at most risk; unfortunately, there are people that are still with the stereotype 'animation is for kids', and may force everyone who makes animation to have their content as 'for kids', even if it features major violence or sexual content (I know an animated film that is majorly violent, despite the lack of gore... and quite the crude humor and alcohol references)

If I were to make animated clips of any Fugitive story -if I can even have the capabilities and stuff by the style, I'd obviously mark them as 'not for kids', but may still show up for children to watch because it's animation. At least I have Newgrounds for that, where I can properly filter and stuff, but that can be something else.


BUT HERE IS THE ONE THING YOUTUBE DOES NOT UNDERSTAND: YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE THE INTERNET IF YOU AREN'T AT LEAST 13 YEARS OLD!!

ALSO, HOW THE FUCK DO YOU KNOW USERS' AGES WHEN THEY ARE NOT VISIBLE IN THE SYSTEMS!? HOW DO YOU KNOW IF SOMEONE'S A KID THAT LIED ABOUT THEIR AGE TO BE ON THE FUCKING SITE?!

The problem isn't in the children or in the content, it's in the parents that do not educate them properly and the people that do not tolerate the content. Is it THAT hard to ignore it or get away from what you're not keen with?

In their opinion, YES; they sue it, YouTube acts and filters it, and it can be gone. YouTube's rules about NOT involving sexual content, gore, and coarse language are, pretty much overprotective, as they want children to be safe.

LEAVE THE FUCKING CHILDREN ALONE AND FOCUS ON WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY; FREEDOM FROM REAL CONTENT CREATORS! WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED ANYWAY, NORTH KOREA, WHERE EVERYTHING IS OVERLY STRICT?! OR THE USA, WHERE FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS SORT OF A LAW?!

But I bet their realization will be the day they are sued, lose, and are away from the browsers...


Yet I sort of know what happens; people complain about what's truly the issue, and YouTube doesn't care. Their inbox can be full of a million unresponded complaints and they do nothing about it. This has its time, but it's worth mentioning it... sort of.


If YouTube gets more messed up and throws away every user that makes effortful content...

I swear I'll make a Pornhub account, even if it may be for uploading SFW stuff. But because YouTube won't listen.


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Posted by LastyGhost - 1 month ago


My literary series, Fugitive, will be a tetralogy.


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Posted by LastyGhost - 1 month ago


I just wanted to take time to announce, that now that I'm feeling like I have returned to Geometry Dash, I'll be there to stay, no matter what happens or how long 2.2 takes!

(Uhm, Lasty... you already said that. Sorta)


Still, even if not more than a month has passed since my return, I have been feeling so inspired to create GD levels. The reputation is little as for now, but it can be more overtime!

And if it reaches good perks, who knows... either I can become a well-known creator... or my music can be fully usable in the game! Just... time has to pass, as well as approval...


Resumes for my levels:

Internal Spark: My first level. Expect transitions between cyan and green, and fuchsia.

Into the Sunset: A sunset-styled level that is, mostly slow-paced, but features decoration of almost every kind; first, you're in a garden-like area, but then you're in a city... and go to a factory!?

Recreated: A retro-style level that follows a 1.9 aesthetic; no elements from 2.0 onwards whatsoever. Be careful with the 3x speed near the end!

Memories: A level that will make it feel like it's 2013 again. Simple and 'plain', featuring only Cube and Ship sequences, as well as classic decoration. Not much to say here.

Frozen Promise: A 1.7-1.8-style level that, if it doesn't give chilly vibes, then I don't know what does it give. It's not as slow as thought of, but you won't regret getting through a frozen... how to call it, if not wasteland?


The level's IDs:

Internal Spark: 57448461

Into the Sunset: 57612776

Recreated: 57779178

Memories: 57803632

Frozen Promise: 57834805

My GD username: LastyGhost


And while I wish I could record videos for my levels... Everyplay got discontinued last year, and it was my only source to share videos of my overall GD stuff. So I don't think I'll make my YouTube channel multi-purpose...


Still, check this video someone made of Memories!:


If you want exclusive previews of my levels, don't forget to add me on Discord: ChoonLasty-Ghost#7074


~LastyGhost :)


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Posted by LastyGhost - September 29th, 2019


No; my music is NOT available for use in GD yet.


I'm finally back to it, and my roots are getting back as well. In the end, I came to stay, no matter how long 2.2 takes.

But I will not focus much on trying to complete tons and tons of levels -if I do, those may range between Easies and Normals; my focus will be on making for the community. I can remain a ghost, but still.


If I get enough overall reputation, who knows...


My GD username: LastyGhost


Two of my levels -the two I have uploaded as for now:

Internal Spark: 57448461

Into the Sunset: 57612776


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Posted by LastyGhost - September 25th, 2019


~Despite those are automatic at the beginning of every month, I am not participating in Monthly Voting. It's friendly reminder that I'm not that active on Newgrounds and prefer to vote on random submissions, with a minor chance on voting those Under Judgement.

~Do NOT ask me to review your game, animation, audio or art. This is otherwise considered as spam and people will, much less, review your work. Let the fans come and do whatever they want; that's what I do, even if that leaves me as a ghost in the site. Besides, the Forums are there for that; promoting yourself. Of course, do it in the specific threads or make one of your own... and you will be fine.

~Do NOT invite me to contests, no matter the type. They are a waste of talent and time, and you're just making me interrupt works I really want to finish just to make you happy. This may also fall under the category of spam; I am not calling every form of self-promotion 'spam', but you know you can do that in the Forums... right?

~ABSOLUTELY DO NOT PROMOTE TO EXTERNAL SITES THAT CANNOT BE TRUSTED!! I am aware most of those that do it are unauthorized bots, but this is an insta-block; no matter if you aren't a bot.


If you send me a PM containing one or more of the above info once, I will ignore you.

But if it persists, I will block you.



Oh, and another reminder... I DON'T DO REQUESTS!!! If you dare to ask me for those, I will block you. I do not associate with this kind of people.


Thank you for taking the time to read this quick 'warnings' I set for if you send PMs to me.


~LastyGhost


Posted by LastyGhost - September 22nd, 2019


Just after someone in Discord told me Newgrounds' got a temporary change of skin, I almost rushed to see the changes, and they're noticeable to the point it's bloody! Red, fuchsia, yellow... you name it.

I'm gonna join the Halloween trend soon -it's just that, in my Choonieverse, there's a similar holiday called Hollowing. Hence why I tend to prefer saying Hollow when talking about Halloween stuff...


I have considered doing Inktober, following the 2019 prompt in the official site. It may help me reinforce my traditional art skills, since it's not something I tend to do, but have done... or try to do, for that matter. 😅


And to those that celebrate it... Happy Madness Day!


~LastyGhost 🌙👻


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Posted by LastyGhost - August 25th, 2019


I don't tend to talk about my personal issues here.

But I had to share this one.


I was tranquilly taking a shower... when I got out, my mother entered to my room, and gave me horrible news; my dog, who I got back in February as a puppy, got ran over... and died.


She wasn't even one year old, and I can't believe this happened...


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Posted by LastyGhost - August 20th, 2019


Warm Welcome's sheet is now on MuseScore and is waiting to be remixed:

https://musescore.com/user/29662877/scores/5682995


YouTube format:

https://youtu.be/UU-kymGp_K4


I didn't want to make this aesthetic change, but wanted to make the score rather colorful and painted the instruments of the color they are in Medly. Just wanted to say that.


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Posted by LastyGhost - August 11th, 2019


I have composed a few tracks that, despite I personally liked, felt like wouldn't be worth releasing them here or in my SoundCloud.

Some of Power Trip's soundtrack may turn into Unreleased as well, but these are original tracks I simply did not release.


They can be found on my YouTube and if you want, you can stay tuned to when I share there, but if you see one labeled 'Unreleased Track' between parenthesis, then it says it all.

Here they are just in case:

Sizzled, Melted, Repeated.

Low Tide.


Haven't been composing much -since school will start in one week, but that I'll try to keep composing remixes, original tracks and Soundtrack alike, I will.


~LastyGhost


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Posted by LastyGhost - July 7th, 2019


POWER TRIP SOUNDTRACK


When the Sun is Gone:

~The inspiration for it came from a foggy morning while I made my way to other city. I was kinda nervous and wanted to compose some Ambient track to contemplate it. However and for some reason, I ended up adding a Vox and dramatical Orchestral drums, as it slowly turned into the theme for my character Hermond.

~Excluding the fact Midnight Drive was still on the works by those days, When the Sun is Gone is the first song I compose for my original project Power Trip.

~The Hermond leitmotif gets reutilized again and again... it can't be for no reason; since Hermond is the protagonist of the story, I'm sure there may be enough tracks that 'talk' about him. (Hermond means Highway in Ancient Choonieverse language, that can be why...)


Drive series:

~I started Midnight Drive many months ago as some attempt on making something more intense than my usual tracks. But I rarely got into it, mostly because I barely knew how I'd progress with it. Only until 2018 was almost over I got to it and made it Power Trip's theme.

~Daytime, Sunset and Nighttime Drive wouldn't have been tracks if Midnight Drive didn't exist first. Or Power Trip, for that matter. Basically, Midnight Drive became the basis to the other Drives.

~Apart from the Drives based on the times of the day, I'm working on The Final Drive; the Drive that may be played in the final part of the story.

~Sunset Drive ended up as one of my personal favorite tracks. To the point I want to make an extended version...


REMIXES


ARMS Neo-Remix:

~I wanted to compose a remix of the ARMS theme for 2 years now! Like, the song is still on my mind to the point I may never take it off anytime soon! Unfortunately, I didn't have much experience composing music back then, so... yeah; it was left on hold for those 2 years.

~I, for some reason, went by referring the characters with the instruments I used; Spring for Spring Man, Grind -as for its sound- for Ribbon Girl, Frog for Ninjara, Ghost -bass- for Master Mummy, Snake for Kid Cobra, Drill for Springtron... I may not have referred them all, but still various!

~I have no idea why I decided to name it Neo-Remix rather than simply Remix. Many remixed the track before, but it was by the times of ARMS' glory.