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Cory MacNiven @Quarl

30, Female


Alfred University

Rising Fawn, GA

Joined on 5/30/05

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Posted by Quarl - October 14th, 2014

When I was 16 I was punched in the face so hard that it completely shattered my left cheek bone. From the furthest left most region of my cheek across the orbit below my left eye to my nose, and down to my gums. That triangular region colliquoly known as "the cheek bone" is completely replaced with titanium plates and screws. It was a 9 hour opperation. The guy that did that to me also managed to sever a few nerves and to this day I still feel a small numbness in my face. It's been almost a decade. You should have seen the other guy. I totally broke his fist.

When I was 20 I landed myself in a car accident that threw me into a temporary drug  induced coma (as per the hospitals advice.) The prefrontal region of my brain was swelling and they had to drill holes into my skull. I had also fractured the c2 vertabrea in my neck which is hystorically refered to as a "hangman's fracture." I'll let you assume why it's called that. After coming out of the drug induced coma and participating in several weeks of physical and mental therapy I was deemed safe to leave the hospital. I went back to college that semester and deans listed. I consider that a full recovery.

When I was 23 I moved to Oakland California. I lived at the intersection of 14th and Webster. It's where I started my transition. At this location I witnessed drive by shootings and bar brawls every weekend. One night I watched a young man break into 5 cars but was too afraid to call the cops lest someone over hear me. I was assaulted twice out in Oakland. I made the mistake of calling the cops after the first episode and was labelled a snitch which ultimately led to the second assault. I had gotten on the bad side of one of the squaters in my building who was selling coke to the local kids. He came knocking on my door one night while he was high on coke yelling "fight me, fight me faggot!"

I exited my doorway to try and talk him down but when he tried to walk by me and into my room I gouged at his face aiming for a pressure point. When that obviously wasn't working I started gouging his eyes. This coke head picked me up off the ground as I continued to ineffectively gouge at his eyes until he started biting on my ring finger. It's left a small scar to this day. When he finnaly let go of my hand I started elbow striking his head until he stumbeled away. Completely out of breath I called the cops. This is what labelled me a snitch to the other tennants in the building.

I later found out that Jimmy had broken into his room and was synthesizing crystal meth. Apparently he had spent time in federal prison and was in some spanish gang. He was squating a few doors down from mine. He told his friend to assault me for snitching. In The Empyreon Towers (the name of the building I lived in) I bumped shoulders with prostitutes, drug addicts, drug dealers, and all sorts of riff raff. Look up the Empyrean Towers on yelp.com

Great reviews.

I'm 25 now. A few days after September 11th this year my mom decided to take her own life. I can't even begin to get into the details of that. It was literally the worst day of my life.

For the people that have followed me over the years, thank you. Being an artist is hard. I'm not writing so much music these days but I finnaly have a working computer and a safe roof over my head. I'm living with my dad again for the time being. All of these stories were paraphrased and typed over the course of thirty minutes but I'll let them sink in. I didn't even talk about my brief stint as a sex worker or some of my other questionable sources of income. Life has been hard. But if there's anything I want to take away from it all: life is good.

My nephew is almost two years old now. It's been an amazing privlege to watch my brother become the father of a beautiful child and the husband of an admirable wife. I still have my dad who is one of two parents that has loved me unconditionally through all my episodes. I have a decent job that I landed last year to get me through the winter. The lucritive season in the Hamptons is always the summer but when spring rolls around I'll have a second part time gig to fill my time with. I am continuing with my transition in the saftey of an afluent neighborhood within a strong community. As I said, I finally have a decent computer which means I might just pick up the music again. I might even get back into flash for the hell of it. Life is looking up once again. There's been so much chaos in my life and most of it self induced but at least I'm finnaly in a good place.

I'm only 25. "I'm still trying to figure out what I'll be when I grow up" ~Mom. She was my single greatest role model.  I'll miss her but I'm happy to know that she's watching me from Valhalla and she's tipsy.

Posted by Quarl - September 10th, 2014

Ordered parts from newegg and threw it together myself! Always wanted to build one. I also recently got a new casio so I'll be pumping out new tunes soon! Love you all! <3

Posted by Quarl - August 17th, 2014

Well, my computer died again. Instead of writing up some angsty post about how mad I am that my gear is constantly failing on me I decided to upload a few old tracks that I’ve removed over the years. A few years ago I signed a track off to a label and well, nothing really happened after that. Most of my major accomplishments with music happened here on newgrounds in the shape of prize money, tee shirts, downloads, and friends. I don’t really engage with the community here anymore but I’ve used newgrounds over the years as a sort of make shift off site back up hard drive thing. I keep coming back for mp3s of my old work. Have at it. Enjoy a few tracks.


I'll upload a few more later this week. I just found an old CD with a few more IDM songs on it.

Posted by Quarl - July 31st, 2014

I know the mood emoticon is a super happy face but I'm actually quite upset. My computer is constantly failing on me, blue screening, demands constant hard resets, freezes at the GNU grub start up screen, and has basically been a piece of shit since I got it a few months back. No surprises. It's one of those laptops you'll find in the Walmart $2 DVD bins. If you dig deep, sometimes you can find really cheap laptops.

I'm working two jobs at the moment and just purchased a new Casio. I'll be making music again before the end of the year but it couldn't come any faster.

paypal------> quarlmusic@hotmail.com

Give me all of your money. I promise I'll spend it better.

Posted by Quarl - July 18th, 2014

Worked hard to get this done by robot day. I really want to test the sound on my car stereo but my disk drive isn't working. Also my car speakers are starting to lose their power. Constant struggle of dying tech :p


Posted by Quarl - June 17th, 2014

Why is it everytime I get into a writing frenzy or a creative moment my computer dies, speakers blow, or a midi controller fails on me? I'm not sure when a new track will come along but if I put out nothing new this year just chalk it up to same old shit.

Posted by Quarl - May 26th, 2014

That's right. Download one track and you gain the exclusive privlidge to download the other track for FREE as if you couldn't already do it in the first place! I'm such a wonderful person, yes I am. Thank me and what not.

Misanthropic - Dark, heavy, grimy, DNB, glitch.

Always Around You - IDM, glitch, Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Flashbulb, experimental.

Happy birthday.




Posted by Quarl - January 6th, 2014

You guys know that moment in sitcoms and popular movies where a guy is talking to a really cute girl, he's hitting on her, and hey... did I mention she's cute? And then you find out the chick is a dude and everyone has a laugh at the protagonists expense? This happened to me today. Except I was the chick... and it wasn't funny. Awkward as all hell. This sitcom is shit.

Oh well. I guess this means I'm pretty or something.


Posted by Quarl - January 5th, 2014

I got new stuff going on in my life but instead of gushing drivel I figured I'd crush on some more music. Sugar Ros, video's pretty good too :p


Posted by Quarl - December 30th, 2013