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Do you do drugs?

NOTE: From now on I'll be making Q&A YouTube Videos of the questions I receive here! It's not like I get a ton of questions or anything, but I often get some of the same questions, so it'd be easer to address them in one video.
Questions I receive often: What do you use for animation software? Do you do drugs? Are you autistic? How long have you been growing your hair? Do you smoke pot? Ever tried DMT? Your weird. What drugs are you on? More questions about drugs (no, I don't do drugs).
- Micah Buzan

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not really a question, but you wrote '' i draw tunes'' when it should be toons in the description haha. Anyway, im a big fan, I hope you make it big. cheers.

Thanks for catching my spelling mistake. Just fixed it. And thanks for the kind words! I've got lots of new music and animation to be released within the next few months so stay TOONED!

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I feel guilty for myself loosing "something" that you seem to have in your head. I ended up in art school and done much music etc. and now I feel fed up with what I chose to devote for. Do you sometimes feel like that? Or being completely self-taught makes you always feel "excited" about creating ?

I hear you. For me It's combination of being fed up and excited. I have to do something creative with my life, and I fully intend to make a living out of it. I have a lot of ambition, not to make money, but to make art. In my opinion too many jobs are completely pointless, ecologically unsustainable, and designed mainly to benefit greedy elitists at the top of the social ladder. I want to be in control of my own mind and in control of the content of my own work as much as possible. We're all in this life experiment together. I don't think anyone's any better than anyone else. We're flying through space on a little speck and we have to somehow figure out a way to live together without self-destructing, both physically and psychologically. The way I see it, 90% of human culture is pretty much a shit-festival. I'd like to to produce my own cultural artifacts and somehow make a living off of it without getting too involved in the shit-fest.

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How do yo go about mixing and mastering your music? How long is the processes?

The process is very long. I record and master everything myself, and I have pretty much no idea what I'm doing. I improvise and follow my instincts. It's not even so much about the actual recording process that's long, but the intervals of time between working on a song and forgetting about it. Lately animation has been taking up all my time. A couple songs like "Phantoms" and "Mother Butterfly" were written and recorded in one day, which is rare for me. Normally I'll come up with the music first on acoustic guitar, and then it takes months for me to figure out lyrics to the music. I spend many many hours editing the final recordings. Sometimes I'll record many versions of the same song, only to end up sticking with the first version. In other words, some songs only require a couple of hours to write and record, while others can take more than a year to gestate and grow into something.

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When are you going to upload something new?

I would really like to get in the habit of uploading something once per week. I sometimes go months without uploading anything. Sorry about that. I need to change that. I'm currently working on 2 music video jobs, and I have a video I did last year that hasn't been released yet. So I have almost 20 minutes worth of unreleased animation footage that has required the majority of my waking hours to complete. Stay tuned and thanks for sticking with me :)

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Do you like the band Sigur Rós? What is your favourite album by them?

I do. My favorite would probably be "Svefn-g-englar". It was the first I heard and had the biggest impact on me. I was in 10th grade and had never heard anything like it. It's the perfect music to draw to because the lyrics don't interfere with my concentration. I like all their albums though.

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Do you ever feel a longing to be with someone like having a girlfriend or something I ask this because as a not very social recluse my self this is a little of a problem for me. Iam mean who needs any body when you have art and self expression....????

I do feel that longing from time to time. I like to be alone, but I'm not lonely. I sometimes think having a girlfriend would be cool, but the idea of compulsory daily communication with a significant other just doesn't suit my personality. If she understood my need for alone time, then I'm sure we could work some kind of healthy relationship out. Though, If I had a choice, I almost wish I could have been born without a reproductive organ. I'd rather produce art than produce babies.

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What kind of art supplies do you use? Any special brands you prefer?

For coloring backgrounds I like the detail and shades I can get with Prisma Colors. I use precise rolling ball pens a lot. I really don't have any special brands though. I usually try to stick with something cheap that gets the job done. A man I met in the woods gave a me a big box of old art supplies that I've been using for the past couple years.

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Have you ever heard of maladaptive daydreaming its a disorder that if you have it you daydream all day ever day and have no desire to be around others because the world In you head is better. This makes yo very creative. Do you have?

I've heard of that. I think most people who create things are required to spend a lot of time in their heads. Like any behavior, in order for it to become a "disorder" it must cause disorder in one's life (or other people's lives). Someone might daydream 8 hours a day and still manage to live a healthy life style if that daydreaming time is balanced with the other aspects of life. Also, many creative ideas arise from aimless daydreaming. I think most people are too obsessed with feeling productive. A little more daydreaming might make us more relaxed and sane. Work for work's sake generates nothing but cultural pollution. I think I'm always fluctuating between trying to navigate reality and daydreaming. Daydreaming is happier.

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Are you happy?

I experience the full spectrum of emotions. At the moment I'm fairly happy, but also a little anxious. In general I feel an overwhelming urge to create animation and music. This desire to make things can reach an almost psychotic level. I smile a lot, but I wouldn't say I'm happy. I think it's better to be curious than happy.

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Are you an introvert?

While I prefer to avoid such labels, I tend to be much more introverted than extroverted. I enjoy being around people. But I can go days without talking to anyone and be totally fine with it. I spend most of my time by myself drawing pictures and making music, and I never get bored or lonely. That being said, there is a wide spectrum of human behavior, and to categorize any individual as either introverted or extraverted is to ignore the individual differences that make us all unique. Also, the context in which interacting takes place has a huge impact on behavior. In some environments and around certain people I'm much more talkative and energetic. In other contexts I can feel exceedingly awkward and blush - like, if I'm talking to a cute girl ;) . There is nuance to human psychology. The world isn't black and white. This overly anyalitcal response is probably the ultimate giveaway that I'm an introvert to the core though :P

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Do you like animals? have any pets?

I love animals. My family has a cat and a dog. I'm turning into more of a cat person. Cats are the ultimate Zen Buddhists. I think they must know everything. I also have a Turtle, which I released into a lake not too far from my house a few years ago, but she found her way back.

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Which Radiohead tune affects you the most? My one is Everything in it's right place...

Wow, that's a hard one. It definitely changes every few months. Paranoid Android hit me hard when I was 8. I had never heard a song structured in that way, and the fact that a 6+ minute song could hold the attention of an 8 year old must say something about the strength of the songwriting. At the moment I can't get enough of the live versions of "The Amazing Sounds Of Orgy." That bass Thom added makes the song that much more groovey. And the lyrics are sinister as heck, and those drums are sexy.

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