For those of you who care to read this personal story of mine, hello, my name is DemonBrunch.
I, DemonBrunch, have only just materialized.
But in actuality, I used to go by the name "Rague"and I first registered here in 2006. I never had much to do with this place other than enjoying old sprite animations, the Madness Combat series (came in right around the release of the 5th one), and acting like a complete idiot on the BBS;
Even earlier that, I came to this site somewhere between 2003 and 2005, but I was so little back then, I was warned not to make emails or download ANYTHING on the internet by my slightly techno-phobic parents, and it wasn't until late-2006 I finally worked up the courage to make an email, and by extension, teach myself how to use a computer rather than just play CD-ROM games.
One of the earliest things I did, prior to being Rague (an annoying little twat, I assure you), was watch the Mario vs Sonic flash animation. I was still in the single-digits back then, so when I saw Mario and Sonic in the same screen, my face lit up: "OMG, Mario and Sonic in the same game? Cool!"
Soon after I became a member of the Demon WorldRPG. Heh, it's funny looking back and seeing that my very first post on this forum was so small and meek. I joined Kingdom Hearts Crew, Code Lyoko RPG, and Super hero rpg club, and the last one I specifically remember people like Slapdamonkeyzaz who I used to think had the coolest characters. I joined all of these clubs fairly late, at least it seemed that way at the time, but club standards were so lax back then I was warmly accepted despite my naivete. I joined in the ebaum/4chan/KittyKrew hate. It was a blast, feeling important in some giant network.
Those are good memories. I did lame things as well, like write a love poem to some girl I used to have a crush on in 6th grade (because ALL of my friends went on the same sites I did /sarcasm), and make stories where I tried to appeal to constant administrator and user-bashing, stories like "Tom Fulp Assassination" where I'd take pictures from Devil May Cry and Madness Combat and try to issue it as my own character.
Looking back at the post date, I guess I didn't "stop" using Newgrounds for a very long time. But I definitely think I took a hiatus (maybe not, since I never contributed artwork or animation to this site) after the first redesign (well, the one two designs prior to this one). Convincing myself that this site was full of posers and terrorists, I popped in every now and then to play Epic Battle Fantasy and watch Madness Combat Antipathy and Consternation.
So I'm not this wise, old user who would come back to look at his Lvl 50 account and accomplishments. But the problem is... I tried to log back into Rague, and I messed up the password enough times to warrant a "password lock". When it happened, I contacted an admin through PM through an alt. I never checked back to see if it was actually answered. The problem is I made the account in 2006, with a "test email" I never intended to use again. It was the name of a friend of mine in 5th-6th grade, hell, Yahoo may have deleted the email by now.
That said, I probably could keep pinging the admins so I can get a hint about the old email I used for Rague. I KNOW what my passwords would be, I just need to know what the old email was. Of course, how many would actually take this for granted? Maybe it's insignificant. Maybe I'm just lazy. Oh well, one day, I'll reclaim my old account and leave this one in the dust.
But for now, consider me "Gandalf... the White".
So what will happen now?
Well... I like anime, video games, plenty of flash games, Pokemon World Tower Defense, Abobo, Madness Combat, Gears of War, writing, Metal Gear Solid, Dragonball Multiverse, American Dad, Final Fantasy, and I hope to go into game development when I get out of high school... if I get out of high school. Community service requirements = headache.
While I like certain iterations of first-person shooters, I would like to see more video games that mix combat with puzzle-solving. Arkham Asylum, Half-Life, Portal, etc.
I'm looking forward to Prototype 2 (inFamous 2 disappointed me, especially compared to the first game), The Darkness II, God of War IV, Asura's Wrath, Half-Life 3 (WHENEVER IT COMES OUT), and pursuing a future advancement into online and PC gaming (if I ever fix up my computer for optimized performance).
Lastly, I must emphasize, I ENJOY anime. Ecchi, drama, shonen, drama, down to the Bebopesque level of emotion, drama, and action from shows like Lain, Champloo, Gurren Lagann, etc. I like the Miyazaki films after not understanding them as a child, I had Spirited Away, but now I'm looking for Princess Mononoke and Howl's Moving Castle. I like long animes, but I've given up on One Piece and Naruto. I don't have any regrets in watching Haruhi Suzumiya, The World God Only Knows, or Lucky Star, I prefer dubbed anime, but I am not obsessed with it. If the dubbing doesn't meet my expectations, I don't listen to it.