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Hey Hi Hello !!!!!!
Over the weekend I worked on a new cartoon with my friends Michael and Bill, for the Newgrounds Movie Jam! I helped out with the writing, voices, audio editing, and character designs; Bill did backgrounds and voices, and Michael did all the animation work.
Check that out here:
(I'm still yet to figure out how to embed the movies so it shows the picture and score and all, if you know how to do that please tell me aahhhh)
I never made a news post about this cartoon, just slipped my mind. Here's my NATA Novice Entry, go check that out if ya want. I didn't make it very far in NATA, but it was a super great experience and I'm 100% doing it next year.
And woah, 100 fans! I know it ain't much, but seriously, I really appreciate it everyone!
Around like, January or February I decided I'm gonna try to be more active here on NG. I've been using it since I was, like, 8 or 9 years old, although I never had an account with any kind of posts on it until this one. The site itself as well as a lot of the content on here's really given me the inspriation I needed to be an animator. Even when I did make this current account, I got discouraged from posting here by a lot of people, saying that it's dead and all and to just move to youtube instead. Initially, I listened to them, since it'd been a while since I'd used NG frequently and I didn't know any better. But, the more I started visiting NG, the more I remembered how much I liked everything about this site. It's seriously an awesome site, for all kinds of different artists. And frankly, it's not getting the amount of recognition it deserves in comparison to shit like Youtube. It feels like there's actually a community on here, where youtube, to me, it just feels like it's a bunch of independent content creators doing their own thing. Like, even the interface of the site seems like it's designed for collaboration-- whenever you upload a project, it shows EVERYONE who worked on the project as an author, not just the one who uploaded it. I just feel like there's a lot of creative potential for this site that Youtube just doesn't offer.
Also, everyone seems to be talking about how Youtube's essentially fucking over animators in favor of let's players, here's my two-cents worth (not that anybody asked). I feel like if you're making animations just to get money then you're doing it for the wrong reason. I'd rather work a day job and make shit that I actually like to make on the side than be a full time web animator doing nothing but video game parodies and other people's work for commission. (don't quote me on that i'm still yet to get a paying day-job im sixteen fuck u) That's not to say there's anything wrong with doing commissions, though. I've done stuff for Machinima in the past and I have two comissioned videos I'm possibly gonna be doing for another thing. I mean, I'd love to be able to get money for working on shit that I actually like making, but unless I'm pumping out a cartoon once a week, then realistically it's not really a possibility.
Hopefully that essay there doesn't sound pretentious as shit (I'm sure it does)
TLDR; I like Newgrounds better than Youtube
Wow did I seriously just write a fucking essay like that i'm so sorry
--Flikkernicht 2014 xoxo