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Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 11:06:15 Reply

Don't forget to pick up a 2009 NG Calendar while supplies last!

Wired.com put out a "best of 2008" and Castle Crashers won 3rd best Xbox 360 game of the year, one spot ahead of Gears 2... Which is crazy talk but hey I'll take that!

Today's Wacom tablet winner is Kenzu!

Kenzu is a very unique contributor, who travels the world and makes Flash based on themes such as socialism, communism, foreign cultures, languages, etc.

Kenzu's contributions go way beyond Flash, however, as he has made a great personal effort to unblock Newgrounds in China. As many of you know, Newgrounds is blocked in China (they hate our freedom). Rather than just complain about it, Kenzu contacted the Ministry of Information, which decides what websites are to be blocked. During a stay in China as a student, he even went as far as to make a personal visit to the office of foreign affairs to seek attention to the matter.

These were risky moves, as voicing opinions that go against the Chinese government can be grounds for immediate deportation. NG is still blocked in China, but things are slowly loosening up over there and some day a bajillion more people might be able to visit NG.

Kenzu has a special project planned and would love to draw it with a tablet. He's also very handsome! Congrats on the new tablet, Kenzu!

I'll be posting every day from now until Christmas Eve, with daily Wacom winners and other assorted news.

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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 11:07:49 Reply

I haven't watched any of his flashes, but whatever, congratulations!


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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 11:09:00 Reply

Looks like a pretty decent artist..nonetheless congratz


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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 11:11:20 Reply

Back from Japan.

HAHAHAHAHAHA

Congrats.


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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 11:11:23 Reply

HAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAH

Fuckin GOOOOOO Kenzu!!

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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 11:13:59 Reply

Awww...kenzu. He is my favorite


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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 11:14:49 Reply

wow, i think that this is the artist who really deserves a tablet, trying to un-ban NG in China is impresive

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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 11:15:08 Reply

At 12/4/08 11:11 AM, MindChamber wrote: HAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAH

Fuckin GOOOOOO Kenzu!!

China... I did it wrong....

BAHAHAHAAHAHA.


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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 11:18:08 Reply

Awesome, someone with open political views won.

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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 11:22:58 Reply

Man Tom. Most people would think you'd do a 12 days of christmas WACOM give away. But you're like all "Fuuuck dat shit yo, I'm doing a 20 thousand day give away". You're such a generous bad ass.

Congratulations to everyone so far :O

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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 11:23:26 Reply

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

this isnt spam dont ban me.

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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 11:26:49 Reply

At 12/4/08 11:23 AM, Luis wrote: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

this isnt spam dont ban me.

I am slightly confused by this post...

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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 11:27:08 Reply

This isn't just a congratulations post.

It's exceptional.


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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 11:41:37 Reply

I'd really like to buy a calendar and a shirt or two.
I now have the means to buy them as well.
But I just can't commit to the purchase.
Possibly buy some stuff early into '09.
Maybe.


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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 11:43:13 Reply

never heard of him but

TOM can you please frontpage this:


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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 11:45:35 Reply

This dude is like some kind of fucking flash ambassador to the world.


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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 11:49:27 Reply

So far, so good. Everyone who has received a tablet has been deserving of one. I'm glad that they're getting the appreciation that is deserved to them.

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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 11:59:36 Reply

Kenzu asked me one time to join a internet forum that taked about world socialism and stuff liked that, I turned him down because I dont believe in that cause. But I strongly support him for trying to bring Newgrounds to China, congrats on winning the tablet Kenzu and keep fighting the good fight.


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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 12:01:20 Reply

At 12/4/08 11:06 AM, TomFulp wrote: Don't forget to pick up a 2009 NG Calendar while supplies last!

I might, but I'm indecisive between the Newgrounds and Weebl versions.

Wired.com put out a "best of 2008" and Castle Crashers won 3rd best Xbox 360 game of the year, one spot ahead of Gears 2... Which is crazy talk but hey I'll take that!

I enjoyed Castle Crashers more than Fable II, which took first place. In my mind, it's crazy talk because it isn't high enough up the list!

NG is still blocked in China, but things are slowly loosening up over there and some day a bajillion more people might be able to visit NG.

You and your hyperbolic ways!

Luis posted a new theme for the Weekly Animator Flash-Off taking place on the Flash forums. Heavy concrete blocks, what now?

If I have time, I've told Luis that I'm in.


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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 12:03:17 Reply

Never heard of him but gratz anyways...

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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 12:07:16 Reply

never heard of him or the last couple of winners just been sat here refreshing everyday hoping for a new thread saying ive won :(

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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 12:07:12 Reply

At 12/4/08 11:06 AM, TomFulp wrote: Wired.com put out a "best of 2008" and Castle Crashers won 3rd best Xbox 360 game of the year, one spot ahead of Gears 2... Which is crazy talk but hey I'll take that!

Right ahead of Gears of War 2? That should be good news for James. ;) *sigh* If only I was able to play Castle Crashers.

Today's Wacom tablet winner is Kenzu!

Nice. I recognise this guy after he requested me to review one of his flashes. He reviewed one of my flashes, so I thought "Why not?" There's no doubt that he deserves the tablet for the flashes he's made and this:

Kenzu's contributions go way beyond Flash, however, as he has made a great personal effort to unblock Newgrounds in China. As many of you know, Newgrounds is blocked in China (they hate our freedom). Rather than just complain about it, Kenzu contacted the Ministry of Information, which decides what websites are to be blocked. During a stay in China as a student, he even went as far as to make a personal visit to the office of foreign affairs to seek attention to the matter.

He's taking these risks for Newgrounds? Wow, he's doing a hell lot for this site. I hope NG will be unblocked in China someday since there's a lot of great content on this site and I find it unfair on those that live in China.


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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 12:09:53 Reply

At 12/4/08 11:06 AM, TomFulp wrote:

That guy is gonna be the next pope, or the next antichrist. Holyshit.
Kenzou congrats, your art is phenomenal, and you obviously care about Newgrounds, so thank you as well.
Tom thinks you're smecksy, teehee. * giggls*

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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 12:13:59 Reply

Congratz Kenzu!!!


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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 12:17:34 Reply

At 12/4/08 11:06 AM, TomFulp wrote: Kenzu has a special project planned and would love to draw it with a tablet. He's also very handsome!

Yeah, he sure has done a lot for the internet users in china and...wait, what?

Anyway - congratulations Kenzu.

ps - watch your butt around Tom

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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 12:22:08 Reply

That guy's hardcore.


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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 12:49:42 Reply

'Grats Kenzu.
I'll check out those flashes!


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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 12:51:15 Reply

At 12/4/08 11:06 AM, TomFulp wrote: Don't forget to pick up a 2009 NG Calendar while supplies last!

Wired.com put out a "best of 2008" and Castle Crashers won 3rd best Xbox 360 game of the year, one spot ahead of Gears 2... Which is crazy talk but hey I'll take that!

Wait, Fable 2 won? PSsssssssshaw


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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 13:03:37 Reply

Nice one, lover.


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Response to Wacom 14: Kenzu 2008-12-04 13:06:56 Reply

I never heard of him but the efforts he did to legalize(lol) Newgrounds sound impressive. I have respect for what he did. I just checked some of his flash, I have to say his animations aren't that impressive to me but he does have his own style, which I have to say is a very cute style. I bet he could make some very succesfull animations in the future.

Congrats with your tablet Kenzu! I hope to see more of you!