I have to say, I think the wide-layout is one of the biggested blunders the NG staff has made, as far as appealing to beginner content providers. It seems as if the spotlight is being fully turned on an elitist group of animators, which I think, (though it boasts a larger profit) undermines the idea of Newgrounds. Everything by everyone.
The wide layout draws the focus completely away from author comments, reviews, and even the author themselves, which are all very important things to take into account before viewing an animation. It allows more ad space and less room to actually get the back story for the animation. It takes the intimacy out of viewing. I think the great thing about Newgrounds is that its an artistic forum where anyone can create anything, or express their opinion on it.
This is just paving the way for the destruction of the portal. Where games and animations are "features", like any other game site. Though it may give the creators more cash, is abolishing what makes Newgrounds, Newgrounds really worth it?
Maybe I'm just a conspiracy theorist. But whatever the case, you have to agree it just looks fugly.
Thanks for allowing classic preference Tom
After two months of animation
And careful deliberation
I've made a fantastic collaboration
That is grounds for celebration
Or don't gonna, no wunna. Its finally underway after months of toiling to achieve that precious 3.5+ BA. I've got around 5 parts already and I'm looking for some more juicy fla to feast on. Or send to Newgrounds. If you're interested check out that link up here or down there. It doesn't really matter which one you click. They're both the same.
I'm gonna be five bombing random submissions, so if you think your unnoticed flash or audio deserves a higher score, simply comment or pm me and I'll put it on my list. I'll switch it up every week or so. I think the community is rejecting a lot of high quality stuff in place of the animations of a select few who don't really come up with original ideas.
I hope this process helps people out.
I have a flash out. It was originally a school project, but I decided to submit it to NG. It got way better scores than I suspected... Please check it out. I'd love hearing what you have to say about it, and anything you think'd make it better.
The Three Commandments
I've just formed a band. So, anyone would actually look for new songs of mine here, I'll be officially posting all news songs on the band's account. Its a two person band for now... Check us out.
Darwin Fish Forever
I released a game. I made it using the help of Shootorials on Kongregate. Its called the Vagtastic Voyage.
Does anybody have any idea what show this is? I'm loving it... it looks relatively old. It would rule if someone could share their thoughts about the origins of this video.
Talking (to Myself)
Yes, I am going to do a revamped Talking to Myself. I need to make up my mind... honestly, but yes, its almost done.
DEADLINE: April 27
Why (the Night)
Screw a band. I'm going to power through this, and make it the most pimping song since Talking. On my standards at least... I'm excited to finish it up.
The Worst (Half and Hour)
This song is completely done. Another song where the lyrics actually were taken from my experiences. Not just invented. Its describing how I felt during a short period of time in my life... that thankfully, has passed.
Walk (on the Ground)
New song complete. I've decided to make a anti-religion song. I just need to tunnel that emotion into one song, then I'm done, I swear. The lyrics aren't totally finished yet, but I think most of you will enjoy them.
I just wanted to say to all, that Talking to Myself is not done. I'm sorry I'm re-doing it so much, but I really want to make it as good as I possibly can. The faults with the redo: It lost the groove. There was a certain essence that I am failing to capture in Talking to Myself, that just carries an awesome beat. I cannot get it back... The pros of the redo being: It had bass! Also, I wrote some extra lyrics, which I believe worked well. But the verdict is that Running (in Circles) will be scrapped. My plan is to merge the two together to take out the shit in both songs, and make the most awesomest song I have ever created. I'm putting the deadline for the final song at a rough May.
This is not as high on the agenda, but Why (The Night) will be redone after Talking. Because I think it has more potential than what I'm giving it. What I'm planning to do is to to just pull it all together. This is relying on me pulling a band together, which is why I've set the due date for Talking so late. Expect this some time in June.
Yes, I have a new song coming. I'm not gonna set due dates, seeing as I haven't even finished the lyrics yet. Its turning out pretty good. That's all I'm saying.
I just was milling around Newgrounds, and come across, a random post with a movie poster... that basically said that Marilyn Manson was making a movie. So, I went on YouTube, and saw his interview at the Berlin Film Festival about it. Here is the basic synopsis...
-Mr. Manson is directing a film called Phantasmagoria, based of the life of Lewis Carol, involving hallucinatory crossovers into Alice and Wonderland.
Now, I don't know about you, but I'm extremely excited for this... not because of his music (most of which is bullshit, but at least it can rock...) but because he's a genius, among the likes of Clive Barker... So I just wanted to alert whoever actually visits my page anymore 'bout this. Cause its gonna rule.
I've been spending the past week working a re-do for Talking (to Myself), which will actually be called Running (in Circles), because that's cooler. I would actually have it out by now, except for the fact that I have a cold, and am completely unable to sing. But, fear not, for the instrumental areas are finished, and polished, and EQed and completely finished. So my expected release date is about Friday. Maye earlier, maybe later. So yeah, just so you don't think I'm not doing anything...
That was a rockn good time...
Thanks to everyone who was in the Face Collab. It showcased my first ever decent-sort-of-done animations. And I thank everyone who did parts for it and got it advertised. I really hope to do some more stuff with you guys at some point.
Thank you Boogley, for being an awesomely awesome animator, and hosting the collab, doing loads a crap for it. I have searched the forums far and wide for a decent collab, but neigh... none can surpass the Face Collab. If you haven't already seen it, then go watch it. It rules. And is on the Front Page.
Er... not anymore...
If you happen to be reading this... and take a few minutes review some of my music? It would mean a lot to me, and I'm always looking for ways to improve. The ones that are decent and worth your time are these guys....
If you do choose to review, thanks a load. Reviews make my day.