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Isaac Garcia @KawaiSprite

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Posted by KawaiSprite - February 20th, 2021


Its been a hot minute since ive had a Newgrounds update, so i thought maybe i should update yall on how ive been doing the last couple of months. To be frank ive been stressed out, inspired, in a rut and somewhat confused of the spot that I currently occupy. Any personal artistic endeavors have been halted due to the wildly popular flash game I currently make the music for, but that isnt a bad thing.

First and foremost i want to do a good job, but I also wanna give the fans music they haven't heard before, and FNF is the perfect way to shove in some weird sounds into the tunes. I think it really fucked with my head when videogame composer gods like C418 and Hideki Naganuma acknowledged my existence when I dont consider myself to be a videogame composer by any means. Instead of complaining about it, I'd rather show the players what I'm all about thru FNF and push some boundaries. I think me being an outsider is important and adds flavor and interest into the game so im gonna keep pushing buttons.

Most of my issues have come around just because of the twitter "fame" and "notoriety". honestly, i thought about deleting my twitter and going full on Frank Ocean and keeping a low profile and just pump out good tunes. In all honesty I find that online trends are hollow to me and perhaps its giving me a bad view of certain things. I'm not so much optimistic about social media when everybody wants to tear you down for no reason other than out of jealousy and spitefulness. I dislike toxic people, but it seems like more and more of them get shoved directly into my face everyday and its kinda like the opposite of therapy lol. It really makes me feel more appreciative of the Newgrounds community and how cool everyone on the platform can be. I just hope that with the game that that thing is preserved and doesn't turn Newgrounds into what it shouldn't be. But I have faith that NG will turn these new kiddies into talented hard working artists.

I don't like being pessimistic at all but I guess I can't escape this feeling that bad things could happen. In fact I should be happy because at this point I've basically made my dream job a reality in 3 months. The OST currently has 23 million streams on spotify, record company A&R's are bothering me, it's all just so bizarre to think that 2 months ago I was making minimum wage at a shitty sandwich shop. Now I'm a free agent and nobody can tell me what I can or cant do and it will probably stay that way. My life is permanently changed.

So what is it that I want now? I'm not too sure. These next couple days are extremely essential to how my future will shape up to be, so all I can do is wait and see. After Friday Night Funkin' I will work on my own projects and continue on as I used to, business as usual for Kawai Sprite. except this time I'll have money lol. anyways thanks for reading me vent. I'm incredibly thankful for Newgrounds and Tom Fulp for making my dreams a reality, and for all my friends keeping my head screwed on straight. I love you <3


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Comments (81)

Best of luck! : D

Love ya man super proud of you, you deserve all the street cred forreal.

Gotta say your ascension was quite one to remember, like something you see in movies or read in books!!
... i like to think i was a secondary character with my lil dialogues here n there!

And ye twitter is tiring lmao

P.s nice drawing Kuwait B^)

The music you make is amazing, it gets stuck in my head all the time and makes me come back to play some more FNF lol. I'm looking forward to your new works, good luck! :)

You are nice one! People like you makes Newgrounds such a good place!

I feel you man, I recently came back to Newgrounds because you are right, all other places on the internet just seem to be the opposite of therapy. I am happy to hear you are living a life where you are doing what you love and getting recognized for it. That is a life I wish I had, but I been stuck in a rut too and can't figure out how to get there.

You will get through this, it is normal to go through waves. That makes life more interesting and a reminder that you are a human after all.

All the best,

Man this is friggin beautiful. Wish ya all the best, bro!

The 10-10-10 rule's a good way to keep things in perspective, 10 days, 10 weeks and 10 years. Or 10 weeks, 10 months and 10 years, depends on the timescale you want to focus on. Social media toxicity is nothing new and it's only gotten worse over time.

Some people thrive in the spotlight, others don't, and it's not easy for one to change over to the other. It's all too common a theme on the internet, too - people get thrust in the spotlight quickly and can't handle the sudden increase in attention. Others fail to capitalize, whether for fear of going through the arduous process of handling the dark side of attention, or otherwise.

There needs to be a way to learn the tools of the trade that every internet famous person had to learn the hard way. In the meantime, people will just get burned out.

Take things at your pace - if you're considering Frank Ocean-ing yourself off certain platforms, so be it. Nobody can tell you what to do or not do; they can merely suggest (or worse, project) their own perspective, which may not be very relevant to you.

I wish you best of luck with whatever you decide to do. Twitter can be an awful shithole. All I can tell you is to keep your head up, and don't let others hate get to you, if you do, then they win.

Your music is wonderful and gets stuck in my head all the time, so I hope you can take pride in the fact that you're bringing joy into others lives.

I will have you know I love your music bro

Man I don’t even know what to say but just good luck on future endeavours love your music man and if ya need a break from social media take one, that shit can be a mental burden like hell.
Good luck!

Keep pumpin out those sweet notes from ur DAW, and stay strong man! Remember we all love you!

I like your songs a lot :3

I'm happy for you and the rest of the FNF team. I honestly wasn't expecting the game to blow up so much when I first played it and there were only two weeks, but I'm glad that you guys can live doing what you love!

I know that as an artist it's sometimes hard to detach yourself from the art you produce and remind yourself that you're a person with its own thoughts and needs, and not an art pumping machine.
It's really inspiring to see how level headed y'all on the team are with all this stuff happening around you, and I hope that you aren't too consumed by all the weird shit that stemmed out of it. I know it might sound a bit naive (especially since I really have no idea of what it's like), but tune the shit that you don't need out. Twitter definitely ain't adding a net positive to anyone's lives lol.

For the future, just remember to do what comes natural man. You'll do fine if you stay true to what you wanna do.

Your music is really cool! I understand that you don't want to be on Twitter which I agree that place is a shithole. But hey best of luck!

Keep pumping up your music up, hope to see your future grow brighter.

On another side, I do agree that Twitter can be overwhelming, even when you become popular all of a sudden. I do remember Ninja-Muffin99 almost got canceled by some jackass on Twitter because he says some dumb thing on that platform that nobody took seriously about it. Really divided between an old-school Newgrounds community and a modern Twitter community. I swear if Twitter users wanna cancel Newgrounder, I officially quiting Twitter for my entire life and 100% focusing on NG and Reddit (I mean I always do, to begin with).

While I am a small artist, I do feel your pain on how stressful it can be but I will say, I am very proud of you and your FnF team that you managed to make a Game project that makes Newgrounds so lively again just like the old days.

Wish you good luck.

wishing you the best man. social media is very draining tbh and it's good to do whatever keeps you happy and healthy. always remind yourself to take your time and to follow through, especially beyond FNF (i friggin love your tracks 'M' and 'a feeling'). Seeing different people acknowledging your work and talent shows truly how unique you are :DDDDDDDD

Please don't overwork yourself for us. As long as your music is good, then we don't care how experimental your music is, and I mean come on... I don't think there's a single song in FNF I don't like!
Just please, try to take breaks! Your mental sanity should always be top priority!

I feel you with that first part. Fuck Twitter, honestly.
I'm glad to hear you've found good success by doing what you love though.
Keep being awesome, dude.

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