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A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 13:23:28 Reply

This weekend is the January Movie Jam! At least one representative from each team should be available this Friday around 7PM EST, when we assign the teams with stories they will animate over the next 48 hours.

I've been reading through the story entries and I'm feeling... distressed. I'm not sure if teams will really get amped to make animations from a majority of them. The more I think about it, the more it seems like every story should be summed up in 1-3 broad sentences, leaving the teams to flesh out the details as much as they want from there. Otherwise, the stories just feel a bit overwhelming and sometimes too creatively restrictive. THOUGHTS? Should we start over with the stories, implementing a 1-3 sentence rule? If you are planning to submit a story this week, consider something in this range.

For example, one of the current story submissions could be summed up as:

"Wade and Tom are both pooping in the same toilet, but Tom's poop lands on top of Wade's poop and that pisses Wade off so he goes on a total acid trip. And Pico is there too."

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To prepare for the redesign, we have been collecting new user images. Profile pictures will be 270x200, while user icons will be 60x60.

If you haven't already submitted your larger images, please update both your Profile Picture and User Icon asap! Due to how it's set up, I can't post a direct link - you will need to copy and paste each URL below and add your username at the end.

http://www.newgrounds.com/icons/submit/userpic/

http://www.newgrounds.com/icons/submit/usericon/

ALTERNATIVELY, whilst logged in, go to your user page and click the "edit image" link that's below your current profile image on the left hand side. That will take you to the upload script for the new profile image AND there's a link there for you to choose to upload another icon as well.

It is especially important to update your user icon, it shows up in lots of places.

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This week is the qualifying round for the Castle Crashers Tournament of Champions!

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On Friday we had a live broadcast where we combed through pretty much every submission from the previous week. If you missed out, here are some highlights:


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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 13:24:51 Reply

But what about Pico 2 :(


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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 13:29:13 Reply

At 1/25/11 01:23 PM, TomFulp wrote: "Wade and Tom are both pooping in the same toilet, but Tom's poop lands on top of Wade's poop and that pisses Wade off so he goes on a total acid trip. And Pico is there too."

Give this man a Pulitzer.

:D


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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 13:30:15 Reply

At 1/25/11 01:23 PM, TomFulp wrote: If you haven't already submitted your larger images, please update both your Profile Picture and User Icon asap!

Not authorized.


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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 13:31:17 Reply

At 1/25/11 01:23 PM, TomFulp wrote: It is especially important to update your user icon, it shows up in lots of places.

Question: Given that the dimensions for the images have been raised, has the file size maximum also been raised? Because if it hasn't, 24kb is too restrictive.


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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 13:31:51 Reply

We are not authorized to see those pages, silly Tom.


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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 13:32:42 Reply

Awesome new stuff to see... Love NG flashes, they have all the stuff we want in only one site... Fucking great.

Also, In b4 Lois...


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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 13:32:42 Reply

That webcast was fun. You should do more of those...

inb4 Luis.

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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 13:32:48 Reply

Lol, I'm joining the Jam and I celebrate my birthday on Sunday :P


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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 13:33:35 Reply

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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 13:40:06 Reply

At 1/25/11 01:31 PM, test-object wrote: We are not authorized to see those pages, silly Tom.

Whoops... I can't really post direct links to those pages, but I updated the post with instructions for how to do it now.


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 13:46:02 Reply

At 1/25/11 01:40 PM, TomFulp wrote: Whoops... I can't really post direct links to those pages, but I updated the post with instructions for how to do it now.

I still can't access the pages even with your instructions.


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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 13:46:45 Reply

At 1/25/11 01:29 PM, Zerok wrote:
At 1/25/11 01:23 PM, TomFulp wrote: "Wade and Tom are both pooping in the same toilet, but Tom's poop lands on top of Wade's poop and that pisses Wade off so he goes on a total acid trip. And Pico is there too."
Give this man a Pulitzer.

D

Yes, please. I really hope somebody makes a flash of this. It sounds hilarious.


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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 13:48:39 Reply

My story isn't two sentences but it isn't 10 paragraphs. I think I kept it pretty short, simple, and sweet. I even described it in a short blurb just below the story (within the same post). I left room for plenty of creativity for the animators, including the very name of the story/movie.

I hope my story is okay. :/

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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 13:59:20 Reply

so... wade still pissed off on an acid trip ?

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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 13:59:39 Reply

At 1/25/11 01:23 PM, TomFulp wrote:
"Wade and Tom are both pooping in the same toilet, but Tom's poop lands on top of Wade's poop and that pisses Wade off so he goes on a total acid trip. And Pico is there too."

Who is writing these?!

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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 14:06:11 Reply

At 1/25/11 01:46 PM, dirtshake wrote:
At 1/25/11 01:40 PM, TomFulp wrote: Whoops... I can't really post direct links to those pages, but I updated the post with instructions for how to do it now.
I still can't access the pages even with your instructions.

http://www.newgrounds.com/icons/submit/u serpic/dirtshake

You must be logged in to get there.

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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 14:11:08 Reply

At 1/25/11 01:23 PM, TomFulp wrote: To prepare for the redesign, we have been collecting new user images. Profile pictures will be 270x200, while user icons will be 60x60.

I hope the pre-2007 design is optional after this.


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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 14:12:05 Reply

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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 14:21:09 Reply

I wish I could poop in the same toilet as Tom.


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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 14:34:54 Reply

At 1/25/11 01:23 PM, TomFulp wrote: For example, one of the current story submissions could be summed up as:

"Wade and Tom are both pooping in the same toilet, but Tom's poop lands on top of Wade's poop and that pisses Wade off so he goes on a total acid trip. And Pico is there too."

Great story there. Very inspiring :p

To prepare for the redesign, we have been collecting new user images. Profile pictures will be 270x200, while user icons will be 60x60.

Done and done. Thanks for this reminder. I completely forgot about it.


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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 14:36:54 Reply

Am I the only one that has the feeling Tom is feeling quite (dis)stressed lately? You're feeling OK recently, mr. Fulp?

Judging by your blog posts and recent BBS posts it seems you're having quite some sorrows...
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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 14:51:55 Reply

Tom, we can't really read your mind. You've got lots of creative people willing to help out, but we gotta know what you want form us.

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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 15:01:20 Reply

At 1/25/11 02:36 PM, Zendra wrote: Am I the only one that has the feeling Tom is feeling quite (dis)stressed lately? You're feeling OK recently, mr. Fulp?

Judging by your blog posts and recent BBS posts it seems you're having quite some sorrows...

Update your user icons or this will happen :P


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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 15:06:50 Reply

Two brothers, one cup? What?


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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 15:11:11 Reply

At 1/25/11 01:46 PM, puddinN64 wrote:
Yes, please. I really hope somebody makes a flash of this. It sounds hilarious.

I agree.

I was actually watching my brother as he wrote that story. He giggles like a girl.

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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 15:12:26 Reply

I agree with the shortening of stories for the contest. I feel that being too constricted would make the animation more boring to animate then if it is loose. As for the three sentences thing, i think that should be enough to get an idea of the story. Only problem would end up being none to one line of dialog in the story.

If that's the case then Team could be able to come up with their own lines for the voice actor(if they have one) to animate.


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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 15:21:27 Reply

So after the redesign will Newgrounds be brown? Because that's what I conclude from the default icons.

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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 15:25:40 Reply

Sounds good Tom,i laughed at the EX. story. :P


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Response to A Buckshot of News 2011-01-25 15:28:55 Reply

Ok...hold on now im confused between the uninspiring stories, tom's distress and a bucket of crap?

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