Hi! I thought about making a little news post to introduce myself, since its not very evident from my profile on Newgrounds and the online persona I created, MrSnuggles. My name is Marco Fernandes, I was born and raised in Cape Verde, which is an island nation located at the North-West coast of Africa. I went to college in Beijing, China, as an international student but dropped out since I didn't enjoy the major I was doing, and it wasn't going anywhere. Now I'm back in Cape Verde studying Mathematics, which is a subject I always loved, and things have been going great. I also learned Mandarin during my time in Beijing and made many friends from around the world.
I was always fascinated by music even from a young age. And wasn't able to escape from that fascination even when it looked like something I would never succeed in. I played the drums in several bands, but also flirted with other instruments like the piano, bass and guitar. I'm also quite obsessed with videogames in general. I like learning about it's history and current trends. And I always felt there was something special about videogame music that makes it different from other types of musical genres. I had been creating music for a long time, but was always afraid to share them because people who heard them were always like "You are good, you should stop messing around and make real music". But for me, that was real music too. So one day I came to a realization that if I don't start posting my music somewhere, I was going to die and no one would remember who I was, and my music would be lost forever. So I needed to preserve them somehow. Which is why I decided in 2019 that I was going to share my creations online. And it was going to be on Newgrounds because it suited my style most. And I ended up finding one of the best online community for artists and creators.