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Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 18th, 2014 @ 02:47 PM Reply

Thank you everyone who came out and said "hi" at Pax East! There's a bunch of pictures on the Behemoth Flickr.

This week we expanded the "Brand Spankin' New" boxes in the games, movies and art hubs to have four rows, so there is less chance you'll miss new stuff. Also means more low-scoring stuff with high visibility. You cool with that?

We also expanded the Art Browse page to have seven rows instead of four. A front page archive is coming too!

Yesterday I announced the upcoming Construct 2 Jam but that post also includes some Throwback Thursday so don't miss it.

Today is Follow Friday and once again I'll emphasize the importance of following artists you like on NG! If you see something you like, click the hearts next to the authors' names in the credits to receive updates whenever they do something new.

Movies

vladjuk was featured in a previous Follow Friday but even -I- forgot to follow him and he's kept making fun stuff since. His chicken movie has a horrible score but it's totally charming.

  • TMNT claymotion
    TMNT claymotion by vladjuk

    this is my claymotion

    Score
    4.02 / 5.00
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    Movie
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    2,072 Views
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    Everyone
  • Chicken
    Chicken by vladjuk

    this idea come to me long ago, so a make it ) hope you like it

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    2.45 / 5.00
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    Movie
    Popularity
    344 Views
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    Everyone

rambojoe released a Double Dragon movie that deserves more views than it has gotten so far:

Way more people should be following rambojoe, he has tons of funny movies. Remember Contra Rampage?

Wolfblut has a great Spanish-language (with subtitles) series about a blue werewolf.

  • Lobo Azul - El banco
    Lobo Azul - El banco by Wolfblut

    Blue werewolf get a call from bank

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    3.60 / 5.00
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    Movie
    Popularity
    726 Views
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    Everyone
  • Lobo Azul - Dios
    Lobo Azul - Dios by Wolfblut

    Blue werewolf meets some new friends

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    3.50 / 5.00
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    Movie
    Popularity
    1,141 Views
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    Ages 13+

AnimatedJames has launched a really ambitious pilot for a new series:

  • C Students- Pylit
    C Students- Pylit by AnimatedJames

    This is the first 2 minutes of the first episode of a (hopefully) on-going series

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    3.55 / 5.00
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    Movie
    Popularity
    1,063 Views
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    Ages 13+

Hoping he releases full episodes on NG in the future!

Pkmn2 organized a fun collab!

  • Cliff the Gap Leaper
    Cliff the Gap Leaper by Pkmn2

    Who knew that delivering letters is so hard?

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    4.00 / 5.00
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    Movie
    Popularity
    761 Views
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    Ages 13+

Like Megaman, or just straight up action animations? Check out the latest from wierdbros!

  • Jump And Shootman
    Jump And Shootman by wierdbros

    Just good ol Megaman Trigger being bad ass

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    3.61 / 5.00
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    Movie
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    1,403 Views
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    Ages 13+

JAFZ3D started the Pico Day celebrating a bit early with his release of a Cathode Raybots movie:

Be sure to stop in on April 26th for Pico Day!

Games

0x6a61686e made a compelling puzzler that took me a minute to figure out. You should definitely give it a shot, it has a cool vibe. High scores and medals might give it a boost on NG.

  • Make Everyone Okay
    Make Everyone Okay by 0x6a61686e

    Making everyone okay can get pretty tricky.

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    3.05 / 5.00
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    Game
    Popularity
    13,818 Views
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    Everyone

Check out his other games too!

  • Treasure Run
    Treasure Run by 0x6a61686e

    A not-so-simple maze game made for Ludum Dare 27.

    Score
    3.02 / 5.00
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    Game
    Popularity
    691 Views
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    Everyone
  • Placeholder Title
    Placeholder Title by 0x6a61686e

    Yet another platformer! Made for Ludum Dare 26.

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    2.80 / 5.00
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    Game
    Popularity
    1,496 Views
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    Everyone

While we're on a puzzle kick, logicalcell made one too, with a great difficulty curve to teach you how it works:

  • ConcentricHolic
    ConcentricHolic by logicalcell

    This is a simple puzzle game.

    Score
    3.80 / 5.00
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    14,003 Views
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    Everyone

And woah, logicalcell just published a new one that is also quite clever!

  • RectConnect
    RectConnect by logicalcell

    Connect same color blocks. Simple puzzle game.

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    Under Judgment
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    Game
    Popularity
    24 Views
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    Everyone

Hillbridge released a loveable fishing game:

  • Fishy Waters
    Fishy Waters by Hillbridge

    Catch fish, sell 'em and upgrade your boat to explore the world and its waters!

    Score
    4.08 / 5.00
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    Game
    Popularity
    32,086 Views
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    Everyone

Wonder what Hillbridge will make next? Follow and find out!

Art

HugoVRB has some great 3D models and character designs on his page. Here's his take on Kratos from God of War this week:

  • Kratos Cartoon
    Kratos Cartoon by HugoVRB

    A quick Illustration from a sketch I did last night.

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    4.750000000 / 5.00
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    Illustration
    Popularity
    224 Views
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    Everyone

TheUnderiousguy is starting a web comic called "Danger City", check out his characters!

  • Danger city
    Danger city by TheUnseriousguy

    just an illustration i did for danger city which is a webcomic/animation im going to do.

    Score
    3.142857143 / 5.00
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    Illustration
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    244 Views
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    Everyone

poliip's art really pops.

  • Feathers
    Feathers by poliip

    Score
    4.166666667 / 5.00
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    Illustration
    Popularity
    568 Views
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    Everyone
  • Monster
    Monster by poliip

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    4.348837209 / 5.00
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    Illustration
    Popularity
    2,919 Views
    Rated
    Everyone

Music

theeketel unleased some wild dubstep this week.

  • Extradimensional Mercenary 2
    Extradimensional Mercenary 2 by theeketel

    Banger featuring a new modulation unit courtesy of the reason 7.1 update.

    Score
    4.52 / 5.00
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    Song
    Genre
    Dubstep
    Popularity
    677 Views

Lots of great songs from the Art Inspired Music Contest!

Phonometrologist was inspired by TheHeartGrinder.

  • The Place of a Skull
    The Place of a Skull by Phonometrologist

    A.I.M. 2014

    Score
    5.00 / 5.00
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    Song
    Genre
    Experimental
    Popularity
    241 Views
  • TBH - CTC (Famine)
    TBH - CTC (Famine) by TheHeartgrinder

    The Boundless Heart - Consume The Consumer (Famine) The dissembling nature of love and loyalty. The Boundless Heart, now wit...

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    5.000000000 / 5.00
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    Other
    Popularity
    159 Views
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    Everyone

popraz was inspired by 5urface.

  • Destruction of a World
    Destruction of a World by popraz

    A space-themed ambient song featuring electronic instruments and various percussions

    Score
    4.94 / 5.00
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    Song
    Genre
    Ambient
    Popularity
    291 Views
  • Destruction of a world
    Destruction of a world by 5urface

    Space background 2

    Score
    4.695067265 / 5.00
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    Other
    Popularity
    15,604 Views
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    Everyone

LunyAlex was inspired by Ravish261.

  • The Nightingale Order
    The Nightingale Order by LunyAlex

    2nd Submission for the A.I.M. 2014 Contest

    Score
    4.08 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Cinematic
    Popularity
    234 Views
  • Nightingale Armor
    Nightingale Armor by Ravish261

    credit for photo reference goes to Beebichu on deviantart :)

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    4.902439024 / 5.00
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    Illustration
    Popularity
    915 Views
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    Everyone

I suppose that will wrap things up for this Friday. Oh, DailyToons are back!

  • DailyToon #491
    DailyToon #491 by TheStarSyndicate

    A quartet of NUTTY toons about a salty Mr. Peanut.

    Score
    3.17 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    291 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+

Did you see anything on NG this week that you think needs sharing?


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

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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 18th, 2014 @ 03:02 PM Reply

At 4/18/14 02:47 PM, TomFulp wrote: stuff

Awesome stuff. The contest results will be in Monday hopefully if not a little later :) I'm excited. Good to see all this content on NG.

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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 18th, 2014 @ 03:16 PM Reply

At 4/18/14 02:47 PM, TomFulp wrote: 0x6a61686e made a compelling puzzler that took me a minute to figure out. You should definitely give it a shot, it has a cool vibe. High scores and medals might give it a boost on NG.
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/637357
Check out his other games too!

^Just found out about this guy yesterday. He apparently lives really close to me, but I haven't the slightest clue who he is :|


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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 18th, 2014 @ 03:19 PM Reply

I'm all for more exposure for low scoring stuff. NG needs to be the place where new people can be seen and heard, and where feedback is plentiful for beginners. Hashtag portal days.

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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 18th, 2014 @ 03:23 PM Reply

I've been following a lot more people lately. It really is a great way to know when good stuff comes out.

As for stuff that needs more love, this was pretty good and certainly shows it had a lot of effort put into it, but unfortunately didn't get a lot of exposure:

  • Heroes Must Fight Dirty
    Heroes Must Fight Dirty by HMFD

    The Gang Investigate a Truck that has Crashed Outside their House

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    3.51 / 5.00
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    585 Views
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    Ages 13+

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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 18th, 2014 @ 03:28 PM Reply

Whoa.

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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 18th, 2014 @ 03:34 PM Reply

At 4/18/14 03:23 PM, artistunknown wrote: As for stuff that needs more love, this was pretty good and certainly shows it had a lot of effort put into it, but unfortunately didn't get a lot of exposure:
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/637466

I'll pop it up on the front page!


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

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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 18th, 2014 @ 03:40 PM Reply

At 4/18/14 03:28 PM, LunyAlex wrote: Whoa.

Good job, you deserved the mention. Unfortunately, I can't follow you twice, since I'm already a follower :3

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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 18th, 2014 @ 04:04 PM Reply

At 4/18/14 03:19 PM, MCSMstudios wrote: I'm all for more exposure for low scoring stuff. NG needs to be the place where new people can be seen and heard, and where feedback is plentiful for beginners. Hashtag portal days.

that was never really the case , i think its still pretty much the same as before, people who were in NG before get more exposure . and its most in the art and animation deparment.atleast thats how ive seen it for a decade now.


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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 18th, 2014 @ 04:42 PM Reply

At 4/18/14 02:47 PM, TomFulp wrote: There's a bunch of pictures on the Behemoth Flickr.

Never thought I'd see the day where Stamper would have so much hair on his head!

Discover and Follow New People!


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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 18th, 2014 @ 04:46 PM Reply

frontpage artchive gonn' be dope! SEE WUT I DID


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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 18th, 2014 @ 05:00 PM Reply

Support this mother fucker right here too.

  • No More Mourning
    No More Mourning by Blordow

    A Life Insurance ad... kinda.

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    3.82 / 5.00
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    748 Views
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    Ages 13+


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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 18th, 2014 @ 05:03 PM Reply

At 4/18/14 04:46 PM, sucho wrote: frontpage artchive gonn' be dope! SEE WUT I DID

OMG WE SHOULD TOTALLY CALL IT THAT!


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

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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 18th, 2014 @ 05:12 PM Reply

At 4/18/14 02:47 PM, TomFulp wrote:
theeketel unleased some wild dubstep this week.

So i had a rental agreement with it but then it went wild?

Clearly you're aware of things that i am not, thanks Tom :3

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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 18th, 2014 @ 05:34 PM Reply

fishy waters was a pretty nice game, a super nice game to smoke bud to.


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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 18th, 2014 @ 10:10 PM Reply

@Phonometrologist getting a shout out <3


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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 18th, 2014 @ 11:20 PM Reply

DAILY TOONS !!!

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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 18th, 2014 @ 11:29 PM Reply

Thanks For Recommending Tom ^-^ !
Early ! I Say ... That ...
Was A Boost ! ;)

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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 19th, 2014 @ 02:09 AM Reply

At 4/18/14 04:04 PM, ajiman wrote:
At 4/18/14 03:19 PM, MCSMstudios wrote: I'm all for more exposure for low scoring stuff. NG needs to be the place where new people can be seen and heard, and where feedback is plentiful for beginners. Hashtag portal days.
that was never really the case , i think its still pretty much the same as before, people who were in NG before get more exposure . and its most in the art and animation deparment.atleast thats how ive seen it for a decade now.

I may just be a bit nostalgic, but when I started out here, about a decade ago, pretty much anything submitted to the portal got 1000+ views and 10ish reviews, even if it wasn't very good. Looking at flashes now, I'm seeing about 300 views and 2ish reviews. Not an enormous difference but a signifigant one. Maybe there are fewer new popular artists because they aren't getting the feedback, so they don't stick around until they're good. At any rate, I'd like to see if there's a statistical basis for my thoughts on the matter, but I'm way too lazy to research it.

Also, kudos to Tom for acting personally to expose new guys.

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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 19th, 2014 @ 03:35 AM Reply

Cool But why is the store closed again


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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 19th, 2014 @ 04:21 AM Reply

Great stuff! I'm loving it! Here's some more awesome flashes that were overlooked:

  • Breaking Bad Animated!
    Breaking Bad Animated! by AlexanderTheSwell

    Making meth isn't Walter White's only secret...

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    3.00 / 5.00
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    Popularity
    544 Views
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    Ages 13+
  • Steves Diamond Curse ( Mi
    Steves Diamond Curse ( Mi by RushLightInvader

    Something Happens to Steve in the cave!

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    3.41 / 5.00
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    Movie
    Popularity
    1,266 Views
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    Ages 13+
  • Wonderful 101 Parody
    Wonderful 101 Parody by Kenjum

    It's all wonderful and stuff

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    3.49 / 5.00
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    1,165 Views
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Whirlguy Whirls your Whirld.

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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 19th, 2014 @ 07:34 AM Reply

At 4/18/14 03:16 PM, Emrox wrote:
At 4/18/14 02:47 PM, TomFulp wrote: 0x6a61686e made a compelling puzzler that took me a minute to figure out. You should definitely give it a shot, it has a cool vibe. High scores and medals might give it a boost on NG.
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/637357
Check out his other games too!
^Just found out about this guy yesterday. He apparently lives really close to me, but I haven't the slightest clue who he is :|

A guy named Raphaello is new here too hes a fan of me and is working on a song he PMed me bouth that to help him!
He said he would upload it today...

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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 19th, 2014 @ 10:19 AM Reply

Here's the latest thing I've favorited. It's my favorite of the month too.

  • Back To Tamriel
    Back To Tamriel by HappyHarry

    Going back, one last time...

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    4.59 / 5.00
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    65,924 Views
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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 19th, 2014 @ 12:15 PM Reply

At 4/18/14 10:10 PM, johnfn wrote: @Phonometrologist getting a shout out <3

Wow..very cool! Definitely did not foresee the type of responses when working on the project. Made my day :)

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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 19th, 2014 @ 02:48 PM Reply

At 4/18/14 02:47 PM, TomFulp wrote: Thank you everyone who came out and said "hi" at Pax East! There's a bunch of pictures on the Behemoth Flickr.

Hi Tom


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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 19th, 2014 @ 03:56 PM Reply

amazing movies and games in this month.... im excited about this!

also yes, pico day is near....
will robot day also occur on the 26th?

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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 19th, 2014 @ 09:27 PM Reply

At 4/18/14 02:47 PM, TomFulp wrote: A front page archive is coming too!

A archive of ALL frontpaged artwork?!... from the very start!?

sounds like im out of a job :3


Meow <3

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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 20th, 2014 @ 07:54 AM Reply

And rub my vagina.


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Response to Discover and Follow New People! Apr. 20th, 2014 @ 08:17 AM Reply

Hey Tom, wouldn't it be cool if we had a button that would send people to a random submission? Or maybe 4 buttons in one column; one for each portal.


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At 4/18/14 05:12 PM, theeketel wrote:
At 4/18/14 02:47 PM, TomFulp wrote:
theeketel unleased some wild dubstep this week.
So i had a rental agreement with it but then it went wild?

Clearly you're aware of things that i am not, thanks Tom :3

Whoops, I should fix that. :)


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

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