I have been doing some thinking, and I have come up with an idea for this whole thing, instead of Condemning it completely, which I fear I did in my last posts in this thread. While I am still against the idea, I feel that the awards should be given in a different way. If the Judges (who ever they may be) are asked to choose the "Best" flashes, they will inevitably go for the Well optimized and well made ones, even if they have no entertainment value. I think that this would be betraying what Newgrounds stands for a bit, so I have come up with the following idea:
Why not give out the 5 awards based on the catagories listed in the reviews? That way, Flash movies of all kinds will have equal opputunities. For example, the Judges will vote and the Flash with best graphics for one award, The one with the best action scripting/ addictivity quality that is a game for one award, the most origional and creative flash for another award, The best violent flash for another award, and finally, the Funniest flash for the 5th cash prize. Notice sound is not in there because Sound is not made in flash.
The thing is though, the other categories should not affect the winning flash. Every flash should have a fair chance, not just the glamorous, top 50 ones. Say a flash had slightly Subpar graphics, had a score of about 2.71 or so, but had some of the most origional, hilarious, laugh-your-ass-off jokes, I think that based on the reviewers overall humor score should be on a candidate list.
Sorry If my rambling is incoherant, Its late where I am.
I think that this system will be be more true to the Newgrounds name. Comments?