At 8/3/14 01:22 PM, TomFulp wrote:
These past few days...(excerpt)
I agree 100%. But I have some words I hope the animators will see.
Dear Animators of Newgrounds,
It's cool you want to make a living off your animations, but you shouldn't lean on that at first. Build your dream and have a job and it's all good. Youtube's crowd imo is worse than NG because of the insanity going on in those comment sections. Here, you will find many intellectuals with a brain (even though there are some hacks in the forums) who can give you positive insightful feedback. It focuses on you and you aren't crowded by professional famous artists or anything.
The ones who ARE famous, are famous because they started here, such as Egoraptor, Jaxxy, Oney, and so on. Many people found opportunities here, and you won't find as much of that on youtube. Unlike youtube, this is a dedicated site who won't screw up their layouts every year like YouTube, and is more creative focused. YouTube started mostly as more vlog focused and random stuff.
Because of being here, 2 years after i made this account in 2006, when I uploaded a lot of music, I got asked if Simple Sight (one of my songs) could be used in a game called Castle Crashers. Tom Fulp is a developer in The Behemoth (the company that made the game) that branched from Newgrounds. Because of this, even though it took time, I've gotten more opportunities as the years have gone on, and I could very well be on the verge of being involved with a tv show Cartoon Network is interested in. I've been on board but CN and BBC and others are interested at this point.
You won't find that genuine connection on YouTube, so I encourage you all, stay true to NG's colors and stay here, and start advertising your newgrounds page and bring people here. Newgrounds needs you, and you need newgrounds. Don't forget your roots. Don't forget the people that helped you get to where you are. Let's push this community further and higher! My life is changed because of Tom and the opportunities I have now, and it means I won't be stuck working at a pizza place forever and can live my dream.
Thank you Newgrounds. Can't wait to celebrate my 10 years in 2016.