Wow! man what the heck do you have to do to get a bit of recognition on NG. It is pretty unfair for any new upcoming artist, as all the most popular artist get the most showcase. I find that NG is not serious enough when comes to serious animation and most folks here adore flashes in the comedy genre.
Here if you make some one laugh, there is a high enough chance of getting an award. Not to mention a certain frontpage, its just not universal enough it sucks. well I know what to do now.. in order to get very popular, I must make someone laugh in a parody etc etc the top 5 movie submissions proves my point. Sorry to burst any bubbles here but this is simply my straight up opinion.