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seeing as i am 14, and have never been out of my own province, i doubt i will get the chance to go to an entirely different country to meet adults i met on the internet all alone and go to various bars together.
At 1/24/10 01:45 PM, Umay wrote: The reason I'd feel uncomfortable is because that I'm thirteen, and the other Newgrounders at the meet would be like, what, twenty year olds?
I'll go with you :D
And I'll get raped with you.
I looked at all of the meet pictures on Luis's website, they look like a total blast. The dilemma I see is that all of the attendees are friends that have met each other before and are relatively well known artists or forum moderators. I may attend one if I plan to meet a member of the BBS there beforehand.
I'm not afraid to go to an NG meet. It's just that I don't live anywhere near where one is (I live in Florida). Besides, my mother disapproves of meeting people from the Internet in real life, because she's afraid they'll use me for porn or something. I gave someone some samples of my voice, and she was afraid someone would make porn using my voice.
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At 1/24/10 02:00 PM, JeremyLokken wrote: Never been to a meet-up. I'd probably want it to be a showcase of people's art, with lots of one-on-one questions on how they made stuff. Although I wouldn't want to talk about my stuff. What kind of fun things happens at meet-ups?
I set fire to a lesbian at a meet-up once.
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At 1/24/10 02:34 PM, citricsquid wrote:At 1/24/10 02:32 PM, Scuzzfest wrote: I wouldn't recommend you go, we all have to get raped by the mods and admins to pay for the expenses.you're too tall for anyone to rape you. they'd have to be on step ladders or something.
Yeah, ya blond freak...
At 1/24/10 02:39 PM, Ericho wrote: I'm not afraid to go to an NG meet. It's just that I don't live anywhere near where one is (I live in Florida). Besides, my mother disapproves of meeting people from the Internet in real life, because she's afraid they'll use me for porn or something. I gave someone some samples of my voice, and she was afraid someone would make porn using my voice.
youre 20 fuckin years old. tell your mom to cut the cord, or fess up that shes displacing her porn fetish.
im not nervous as much as I just dont have the time
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A bunch of socially awkward people from the internet meet up.
Why do you think all the drinking takes place??
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At 3/19/10 07:54 PM, JKMonkey wrote: im not nervous as much as I just dont have the time
College is in the way :/.
It is a bit akward, i remember the first time i went to London, i was on the plane saying to myself... ok well no backing out now.. and i was kinda nervous about going overseas to some country ive never been to and trying to meet people ive never met, etc. Lol i remember the customs agent at immigration was giving me some grief, cause he kept grilling me on how i knew these 'friends' i was visiting.
Long story short, it was a great deal of fun and the hospitality i got from the people there and anywhere i visit really is really warm. I dont necessarily recommend doing what I did because it does carry its share of risk and had i not been older and independent i wouldnt even dream of doing it. I was actually kind of nervous in NY cause i felt like it would be a stickam meet and i dont really visit that place enough but it panned out fine and i made some new friends and caught up with some old ones.
My advice would be that if one of these road shows comes within arms reach, it wouldnt be a bad idea to pop up, whether you are well known or not. I think in the end youre just a user of the site and nobody really gives a shit if you work for ng or are a mod or a level 59 etc. Youre just a user who visits the same site and WORST case scenario you always have that topic to fall back on.
I'm going to the Glasgow meet, by myself, I will know no-one there, I shall take LSD before I get out of the airport.
I be down with Mozart mother fucker! I've been banging out jives since I was a dickworm
Slags and hoes.
Oh shit king kong what are you going
At 1/24/10 12:22 PM, absent wrote: I know what you mean. When I went to Wizardcon and saw Tom and some other Newgrounds people, I felt extremely awkward, and was unsure what to say. Having people "know" who I was when I had never seen them before in my life was also a little surreal. This was my first time seeing Internet people, and combined with the fact I am not a very talkative person, I did feel a bit out of place.
However, I think as time went on during the event I became a little more comfortable, so it really only takes experience to get used to it.
I can imagine this being similar for me, although I'm 13 and live in SA Australia. so it may be a few years until I'll ever go to one.
I think it's only awkward if you let it be. Everyone kept telling me the nyc meet may be awkward at first but, to be honest, i didn't get that from most of the people there. there will always be the few awkward people who place themselves into their wallflowerness by standing off away from the others or not engaging in conversation (especially about things other than ng). But I find if you start off acting as if you know everyone or as if everyone is just a friend of a friend that you're just now meeting, it works out. you can talk about ng for a while, favorite flashes and games, and then move into what your hobbies are in "real" life. you may find it to be a totally rewarding experience.
may i suggest the nj meet? /shamelesspromotion.
At first once I had a room to go to the NYC week a week ago I just bought a ticket and didn't think much of it, but on my way there I was contemplating on the bus (well in the bus bathroom on account of me being a dumbass to be exact, but that's another story) that man I'm going to meet people I never met irl before and it got me a lil weirded out, but once I went there I met a bunch of cool people and had a good time. I mean I never thought I would go sing in a karaoke bar, but I did and I had a ton of fun. So I suggest going to one and at first you would be a bit intimidated, but after a while of actually talking and getting to know them that it will be okay.
I think i would have to wait until im older until i start meeting other people from NG. Not alot of people would like talking to people my age. Not to mention it'd be awkward for me to be talking to a bunch of adults. Not to mention every meet has drinking involved, and the whole problem of getting there in the first place.
Everyone would know each other (I assume), and I would be there, just standing on the side, watching. Cause I'm an insignificant douche.
Meh, I'm really not all that social of a person. I'm not traveling to Glenside or New York just to see you guys, sorry. I live in Cincinnati, and I'm on a tight budget. I'd say this is what a lot of you have. So just go on Stickam. Registration's fast, and there's always at least 5 people at any time of the day. At St. Patrick's day, we had more than 40 at one point. It's big names, too. PG goes on sometimes, and Slappy and Gory almost never log off.
I didn't mean to sound like a spokesperson, but it happens.
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At 3/19/10 10:25 PM, HungarianSupermarket wrote: I wouldn't go because I don't want to hang out with a bunch of 13 year olds from the internet.
So, 13 is considered sub-human???? How dare you!!!!
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I understand how awkward NG meets can be. I'm far from being the most social person there is, plus I sound and feel robotic as hell.
Having said that, they can be extremely gratifying and memorable, especially with the right people. Also, it helps to have a bit of recognition. Fortunately, I rarely have to introduce myself at meets--most people are able to spot me rather easily. The NYC meet was especially memorable for me--not just because I hosted it, but there were several people there I had met in the past, and many that I had wanted to see for years but never had a chance to until that day.
It's not that I'm afraid. It's that none of you guys have a meet-up anywhere close to where I live. Thanks a lot you guys.