I'm a pretty multifaceted person. I can do a little of everything-- Art, Music, Animation.

Rodney @YendorNG

Age 34, Dude


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Posted by YendorNG - March 10th, 2023

Hi NewGrounders,

I'll make this quick; I have a 60 hour work week ahead of me--

  1. If I ever post another music loop, feel free to tap me on the head and tell me I need to finish the song. No more Loops, complete songs only! >:O
  2. Clip Studio says they are undergoing maintenance on March 14th. I suspect that they are releasing the big 2.0 they promised they would release back in August 2022. As I am one of the early adopters on the program when it was all the rage, I am getting a free upgrade. Pray they will have audio scrubbing! >:O
  3. I got a credit for Additional Animation in The Friendly Frog Collab! This is a nice foot in the door for future collaborations. :D I learned alot when putting animation theory into practice. I made mistakes... as you'll take a look at my work we have underlines out of place... but hey. We grow. :)
  4. Ticket to Too Many Games meetup purchased. So I definitely (and really want to) will be there!
  5. $1200 Left to go for that Wacom Purchase!
  6. Congrats to @OlTrout for defeating (for the moment) an evil force of... evil in his life, and getting re-acquainted with a member of family. If you have supporter status, you can read up about it in the Supporter Forum. :)

What's this? No Supporter Status? Well! As you may be well aware, NewGrounds isn't a Corporation, so it can't invest in trees that grow money to feed the hungry Server that hops across the server room at night, ready to consume more-- as more content is uploaded to the portal!

It goes 'Thump, Thump, THUMP!' *Whirrrrrrrrrrrrrlllllll*! >:(

and if it doesn't get fed on time... it gets... HANGRY-- and the thumping gets louder! Then if any of the staff goes into that room to do any sort of maintenance, it eats a toe! <:O

So if you have toes and feel that NG staff should also have toes. Please, consider upgrading to supporter status today! Its literally like $25 a year and you get access to sharing space so you can collaborate more easily with other NewGrounders on cool stuff! I've found it useful for working on small music things for @Mariosdrinky and @midgetsausage for the frog collab!

Also, it keeps away the terrible, horrible, Ads away. 'Nuff said

Find out what else you are missing by clicking here and thank you for considering becoming a supporter today!

Now excuse me, I have a date with the forklift for an extended period of time all next week.


(This is not as fun as it looks, trust me.)

Take care out there!

Your Pal,

YendorNG :)


Posted by YendorNG - March 3rd, 2023


Wowie-Zowies! Hello NewGrounders!

YendorNG - "I like that (Hardcore Mix)" was front paged on Newgrounds February 24, 2023. This was completely unexpected as this was just a follow up to a rather crappy DnB version of it. This is also the first time my work was recognized anywhere. It was a lovely boost of love that had been missing since I started writing music a long time ago when I was not in a very stable place. So for that, "Tank You" very much! :)) I hope to collect more these wonderful shiny trophies as we move forward. :)

I finally got my Surface pro out of the shop, and I am good to go on more drawing and animatin'. I am however eyeing a Wacom Cintiq 22 and a new desk, so lots of over time at work to get the money to pay for these things. Currently its about a Whopping $1300 USD! If I worked the math right it should take me 13 weeks until I can afford it! That is of course assuming work has extra shifts for all 13 weeks, but gosh darn it, I am gonna do my best. >:|

And... I really don't have anything else to say. However since I now have the option to post to the front page I want to take the opportunity to please ask that you sign up for Supporter Status on Newgrounds! Your money will be well spent towards keeping NG alive and run all these fun FUN FUN public holidays and contests!

If NewGrounds was a City and gave me a studio apartment for $25 or so a year, I'd would totally live in it and you would too. So quit hiding in the desert of the same 5 internet sites you visit screaming into the void. Come here. You are wanted! Make something! Be cool!

Love you,

---Rodney :)



Posted by YendorNG - February 21st, 2023

Hello Newgrounders! Hope you have enjoyed your weekend. Its been not very great presidents day weekend for me, but thats a story for another time. Let's keep that positivity flowing!

I had a short visit with extended family and had the opportunity to meet my youngest brother's girlfriend who is in law school and got her to sit down for a quick portrait:

I like how I am progressing in art school. If you are wonder I am self-studying under Marc Brunet who used to work as a senior artist at Blizzard. The courses are expensive, but I think worth it, and some progress is beginning to show. Should only take me about another two years to catch up to everyone else here. Progress is slow-- but sure. :)

I finished some music for the NewGrounds Beat Saber Collab. I really REALLY want to share what I made-- but it has to stay all hush hush right now. As far as when that Collab will be be completed it should be sometime after April. I think I am the only person to have finished their assignment. Based on the WIPs I have heard though from the other people working in the collab... if you like BeatSaber and love electronic music-- you are going love what we got coming down the pipe. :D

I have nothing to report on the Bastardized Rainbow Brite Project. Its currently only a passion project of mine and as far as passion projects go its in bits and spurts and still being (re?)storyboarded.

Speaking of Passion projects... I really enjoyed my time working on the beatsaber thing and wanted to try my hand at making a NewGrounds Happy Hardcore/DnB Music compilation Collab CD/Thing/whatever. I am unfortunately unsure as to what level of experience I need to be and how well known I need to be as well. I used to help run a small record label LLC and am familiar with CD printing companies, and people willing to do professional mastering-- but thats about it.

If you know how these things work around here, please PM me. I appreciate it. We need more happiness in our lives now more then ever and it is ever fleeting and being gobbled up by overactive neurons in our brains. Music Heals.

Also, holy crap, this is my favorite thing right now and it should be yours too!:

Keep it moving-- work those pens, paper and tablets and headphones, oh my! :O

Your Pal,

YendorNG :)


Posted by YendorNG - February 10th, 2023

Hello on this momentous day. I am 34, and I survived Covid! Happy birthday to me I suppose. I wish I didn't feel so lonely, but that is unfortunately the nature of how things turned out. I am a bit crazy after all and will probably find something interesting to do other then make music that goes beep boop. :)

If today was your birthday, what would YOU be doing? I'm pretty curious how social butterflies like you be enjoying your special day. I'm all ears. :F



Posted by YendorNG - February 4th, 2023

Hi NewGrounders, good health to you. :)

Unfortunately, mine is in question-- that virus thing that made me a bit of a Recluse has finally caught up to me. After I left my tour of work for the week I thought I had caught the flu as I was starting to feel dizzy, and my joints began to ache. To my shock after a rather sleepless night of waking up and trying to clear out my chest and throat and taking the PCR test, it was mister crowny-crown that finally bit me. x.x


There is a bit of a double-whammy issue-- the test came today, and work starts again tomorrow. Pennsylvania sadly does not currently offer protected leave anymore (Thank you relevant Politicians), work also ended its pandemic policy. So I got run into work with an accommodation, then run away. :(

Before I got sick, I was still working on the Bastardized Rainbow Brite project that I announced in my last entry, I am halfway into the second shot of that scene. Additionally, I participated in the NGAIC and got some feedback on my song selection, not great, but its not terrible:

Layer 3 of the challenge has begun, i'd be a bit more cheerful if my headache would subside. Gabber is on the list. So, another fun cousin of happy hardcore to play with when I am well enough to function again. :]


I'm sure there is more to report, but I am ill and can't think of much else at the moment. Oh yes. I had a momentary lapse of judgement this week and have been rather thorny lately both on and off NG. This was due to a rather bittersweet victory on something that did get a little personal. If it affected you, I apologize. If I did not reply to messages, there was a good reason.

Finally, if I am not dead within a week, I will be back around to deliver delicious audio and visual goodies to all the good little kids... and rather strange big kids... with tanks, with DU-Rounds of NG 4 star destruction. :F


Image courtesy of SKY News. Check out that tank barrel! Its so big! ;)

Check out my library,

Find a place to dance it out,

stay away from strangers who

offer strange Gems and IDE's (hehe.. dev joke, eeeeeee)

and enjoy life, and that is they way it should be,

Your pal, YendorNG. :)



Posted by YendorNG - January 20th, 2023


Because I don't have alot going on right now, I decided to challenge myself and make an attempt to reanimate a few shots from the 80s cartoon RainbowBrite. Might also rewrite some music and effects as well, and might just re-write the dialogue between Lurky and Murky and just parody the cartoon. Why? Because it may turn out funny, and I really don't have very much going on anyway. So might as well and sharpen my storyboarding and animation skills anyway. There is also alot of renimated cartoon collabs on both NewGrounds and Youtube, so its not like this is something new.

Edit: No more picks. Seems kinda silly. Only NEWS.

Stay creative!

your pal,

YendorNG :)



Posted by YendorNG - January 14th, 2023

Hello NewGrounders! its been another fine week in portal.

Finally participated in my first community event here called the NewGrounds Audio Iceberg Challenge and was able to come up with this as an entry:

Other then that, I have been fiddling around in Clipstudio managed to come out with blob of creativity:

I really wish I could more with Clip Studio, but the lack of being able to audioscrub (play audio forward and backwards to animate perfectly on the right frames) while trying to animate ahead on things is driving me nuts. There is going to be an major update to it to version 2 come March, but I am not hopeful. I may just need to get Adobe Animate, which is more $$$ out of my pocket... or go to ToonBoom's Harmony.

Anyway, enough about my problems. Let's get to the picks of the week!

My Favorite from the Movie Portal:

In a tormented hellscape, you are not safe mentally or physically. >:)

My Favorite from the Art Portal:

I could sure use one of those. :)

My Favorite from the Audio Portal:

Its got a great Hardstyle vibe to it. :)

My Favorite from the Game Portal:

Harvest season is over! Tiime to do some taxes! A fun game with a Papers Please theme to it.

That's all for now! Stay strong out there, dark times overhead-- but be a tiny light of hope!

Be good!

Your Pal, YendorNG. :)


Posted by YendorNG - January 7th, 2023

Ah January. The most uneventful month of the year. Things slow down. Work no longer squeezes you for mandatory hours. Medical check ups and things can get scheduled. New shoes for work etc. Yeah, this is my kind of jam for sure, easy going.

I finally put down video games for this year, because I signed up recently to an art program and finally bit the bullet and subscribed to pHoToShOp because I found it difficult to follow along with my instructor using only Clip Studio Paint. Hopefully I can make some pretty awe taking pieces after running with this course for the next two years. We will see.

@MariosDrinky and I got into a bit of a playful artfight. If you flip back and for between our galleries you'll see a neat comic short of sorts.

I've also been very busy in the music side of things as well! If you haven't heard, NG community is running the 2nd level (layer?) of NGIAC which I am participating in. I am pushing myself HARD to make a track in a genre I have never made before. Hopefully it will go well.

Finally, there is a meetup thing going on in Philadelphia. If all goes well for the next couple of months this will be my first outing since the pandemic. \o/

Anyway, enough about my problems. Let's see the picks of the week!

My Favorite from the Movie portal:

For a moment I thought the audio for this cartoon was a taken from "Bee and Puppycat". The author @AngelBurrito explained that both puppycat and his bear character shared a voice from a Yamaha Vocaloid voicebank called "Oliver". Pretty neat.

My favorite from the Art Portal:

This reminded me greatly of art from way back when windows vista/7 was released, as alot of wallpapers backgrounds for the Dell line of computers had art in this very style. @MukkyWaffle says this was a collab with someone named "NoBonus_" and they can be found here: https://twitter.com/nobonus_

My Favorite from the Games portal:

You are the boss frog! But there is some little skate boarding wizard frog trying to unseat you from your throne! Destroy him! Very cool from @dkdoot !

My Favorite from the Audio portal:

And that's if from me this week! Go forth and be productive, learn something new, tear out old habits, throw your house in the trash and get a new one! >:D Whatever you decide to do remember--

Stay positive,

--YendorNG. :)



Posted by YendorNG - January 1st, 2023



It does feel like that sometimes. Credit to happyholidayswishes.com

Happy New Year NewGrounders! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays, some individual sent me a bottle of wine, in which I enjoyed a glass before my roommates consumed the rest of it. :/ Otherwise things went ok! I thought I had work today but it appears I didn't, so I unfortunately missed out on the activities. But hey, adults like extra sleep, so slept till noon. Thats a positive!

But with every positive there is a negative. I had a nightmare that I was back in the year 2015/16... and I was still living in my car. I have a bit of a story to tell. So grab some fudge covered cookies and milk (or coffee), and read a boring blog on why I am slightly crazy! :D

The Story of Homeless Yendor

I can't quite remember that exact year, it was either 2015 or 2016 that I spent about a year and some change living out of my car. This was of course, was 100% my doing and it was do to a combination of being burnt out from some shitty job at what I guess was a company that used to be CenturyLink and about 2 to 3 maxed out credit cards and a notice to vacate from my landlords property due to them wanting to move back in that February. In short, ye old bad times were coming for Yendor and they were looking to get him good! D:

I had one month to prepare. I had at the time just quit my job I worked at and was getting ready to start another one next month, I was looking at about 30k in debt spread over 3 cards, a carpayment, and foreseeable travel between Harrisburg and Philadelphia for DJ work. and I could not see myself finding a new apartment or getting another roommate in time with the little money I had. All I had to my name at that moment was the car (a Honda Fit), and a lot a hope that things were going to work out.

I moved out all my belongings, computer, music equipment and worldly possessions into a storage unit. I made sure I was able to visit almost everyday and able to quickly change clothes. pack spares in a back pack, and retrieve my DJ equipment as needed. I also... and this is the saddest part, had to part ways with my cat by having someone adopt him. I miss him terribly, but I had to face the music-- this was punishment and I had to act accordingly to get myself out of it.

Next, I had a to open a PO Box to get my mail. Legally I still lived at the addressed I did so I got my mail issue sorted. Banking was the next problem, (as I used an online one) but I found out that any money that I needed kept safe could be deposited by mobile via a postal money order. Phew. The next thing I had to buy a very thick and dark blanket to hide under at night, and to keep the Pennsylvania winter cold off me. Lastly, in order to stay clean and have somewhere to hang out for awhile was a YMCA membership. Free showers and always clean bathroom facilities at the cost of being forced to look at old people's wienies. <:O

The first few months really sucked. Finding a parking spot was difficult at first because I had to memorize a lot of different parking rules different localities had at night, look for the evil "No Loitering signs" that suddenly jumped out at me alot, and had to look for a new spot the next evening every night to avoid getting picked up by the police for vagrancy. I eventually learned that swapping between a parking garage subscription and a PA Turnpike rest stop was the safest, as the Pike was owned by the state and you could be on it up to 72 hours, and no one without parking garage pass was going to get in and mess with me and my car while I slept.

Winter in PA is friggin' cold. I started being homeless in February and had to get to used to wearing my clothing fully in several layers and insulating myself in the back of my car with the seats down, with a cot bed lay out making sure the blanket covered every inch of me so that I could stay warm, and not be seen. This sucked because I sweat in my clothes and the moisture from that and my breath fogged up the windows, crystalizing on everything. I couldn't turn the car on to get warmed up or I would get detected. I once left the blanket off my face one evening and woke up around 2am at night screaming because a side of my face was exposed and getting frost bitten and was hurting badly. Thus, I learned that some days when the tempurature would drop to a certain level, I really, really needed to rent a motel room for those nights. It did set me back, but if I was dead it would all be for nothing.

Summer in PA is friggin' Humid. With the cold you could regulate your body temperature easily, with humidity... not so much. I had to leave a window cracked to avoid getting broiled alive and again... still couldn't take off my clothes because the risk of someone seeing inside my car and seeing a man without pants was too great. Had to suffer all through that alot, but I was thankful for the days where the heavy rains came and cooled down everything.

As I got through those months, I had plenty of time to get my financial situation in order. I was no longer jobless and making an ok amount of money now through my new job of doing corporate IT work for RiteAid. It wasn't the grueling supervisor work I used to do, but at least no one screamed at me when things went wrong. It wasn't however good money as it was only $13/hr. I was able to get rid of two credit cards via a loan from a credit union, so now instead of getting hit everyweek with a payment, I was able to set some breathing room aside so I could still do things outside of just surviving and be able to pay for a motel room every once in awhile, which I'd often found myself doing when the weather was bad or I was sick, and needed access to a toilet round the clock. With everything combined and with great agression of paying down my debts, I was looking at about two years of payments. And that made me very depressed and very... manic.

Sometime at the end of summer I got a call from my dad stating that my grandmother on my estranged mother's side had died in California, and left me $10k in a trust. Very sad... but at the same time... it was a blessing in disguise and nearly had cut me down to at that point 12k of debt! :D That was more money then I would probably ever see or hold in my entire life! I still had to wait 3 months before I got that money however. But at that point I the light at the dark tunnel of despair had appeared! It felt like I was going to make it!

There was also a moment the police caught on to me.


The State police had a car like this. Imagine it only bearly touching the back bumper of my car and if it wanted to, it could probably transform into a decepticon and murder me as I slept. D:

Anyway, I made a mistake. But thankfully this only happened once. I decided I was too tired one night to find another spot to park in and elected to just park for a second time at a rest stop on highway 81 or 83 (not the pike) and someone attending the facility noticed my car was parked there for the second night and called the police. I was soundly asleep when I was awakened to the state police tapping hard on my rear window and shined a light directly in. I nearly shat myself in terror as I slowly got up to access the driver seat and open the door to have a chat.

So basically, the rest stop facilites people fingered my car for being in the same place twice over the course of two days. I had to explain to the officer I was experiencing trouble at home and I was not welcomed back in (I wasn't completely lying, I had no home to go home to lol). The police understood and according to their computer I not known baddie to them. They did ask me why my fingerprints came up on thier computer, and I had to explain I worked a federal job as a Census Interviewer back in 2010 and had to get fingerprinted to get the job. Nothing nefarious. I was a good boy, and I am sticking to that story. :)

So the end, the police said I could sleep here for the rest of the evening but I had to move immediately tomorrow. I instead waited for them to leave and then I left the rest stop and speant the of the night hopping between gas stations. Shout out to Sheetz and Rutters for that very strange night for letting me park awhile and drink coffee! :)

So yeah. In the end around the next febuary I was able to connect with a someone who recently bought a home in a shitty part of town and I now have been a tenant here for many years. I am quite happy and safe now. But this experience changed me. If the previous recession made me nervous, I am 10x that now. I am always a bit paranoid when i think about things that could go wrong and often always have a plan for it.

But hey, save for that thing I got going on right now. Its just me and my magic piano and drawing tablet and a steady job... assuming said job is still around now that January has begun in this new recession... :/

But yes. The moral of the story is-- credit cards bad. They will turn you into a crazy person! Ooogity boogity boogity booogity! Don't get credit cards, ever! Or you'll be like me! :D

Stay positive out there!

Your Pal, YendorNG



Posted by YendorNG - December 18th, 2022

The holidays are here again! Please make them go away! :D


I'm only kidding.

Happy Holidays and welcome the week before the great present opening. Its been a rather difficult year that seems to be improving as we go. I'm happy to say I am no longer very MEH but more... erm... meh. but in a better sort of way.

In the way of positive things:

  • I feel more confident playing piano pieces and turning them into nice looping melodies in synths. (see my audio work on my profile), and I am actually in discussion with people here on the newground forums for fun music shenanigans and possibly some vocal pieces to some future stuff.
  • I also worked with @MariosDrinky on improving his little guitar thingy for his upcoming webtoon (more on this later). :)
  • I am eating healthier stuff for my morning routine instead slamming whatever garbage has been sitting on a warming shelf for hours.

Some negative dilly-dang downers:

  • I accidently paid my car bill twice this month... paid it a day early then auto pay took a second helping so I need to survive on $50 till thursday. Yikes. I'll be ok.
  • Got a little miffed that other people can't wear clothing layers to work, and get mad at me when I turn the fan on to help keep the sweat off of us as we do our work. Spent most of the day with it off and its not fun stepping outside mostly drenched after. Brrr. :(

Anyway, I really don't have any picks for the rest of this month to share with you as we settle down for the holidays. I do want to point out that Cartoon Network is airing christmas specials on youtube. So if you don't have cable anymore, at least you can feel warm and fuzzy as you watch some nice cartoons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTIZpZC8v5w

Happy Holidays, keep warm!

Your Pal, YendorNG.