I used to post here a fair bit, at least when I was younger. A lot younger. So much younger, in fact, I hardly remember anything from my life at that time. I have no idea what type of person I was, or how other people perceived me.
I was linked here from another forum and remembered I had a really old account, so I decided to log in and browse a bit. I was surprised when I was able to look into the past, at my entire post history, reaching all the way back to June of 2001, when I was 12 years old.
Most of the time I spent on Newgrounds were during my formative internet years. The time where you learn the difference between a chat room and a BBS, and what is and isn't topic-worthy. The most surprising thing is my grammar and spelling, which are quite good (as sad as that is) for a 12 year old new to the internet. Aside from that, I'd say my first 500 or so posts are probably worth less than the space they take up on poor Tom's server. This was my first post:
At 6/4/01 10:58 PM, klownboydotnet wrote:
Yo, I'm the newbie to flash, and I just got my e-mail workin' so I just joined newgrounds.. but PLEASE watch my first video.. it's titled Croak'emon.. you don't have to like it.. It sucks.. it has no sound.. but.. it's not long..
Not too bad, I guess, but like most newbies I'm completely infatuated with making flash movies. Nothing wrong with that, until you realize the skill, time, and dedication to make. Something most people, especially 12 year olds, don't have. I have no idea what Croak'emon was, but I imagine it had something to do with killing Pokemon.
At 6/6/01 05:26 PM, klownboydotnet wrote:
1. If you want to kill someone... dispose of the weapon after cafefully redesigning the killing scene to look as if they killed themselfs of as if they are asleep, dispose of all of the clothes worn during the killing. Run Like hell.. MORE COMING!
I hope nobody followed my advice. Can't fault a 12 year old for bad advice on evading the fuzz.
There are a lot more but you can easily browse them yourself. I assume a lot of people were smart enough to register new accounts to erase their history of idiocy, so maybe just relay your stories in a very vague way if you're a bit embarrassed.