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I mailed out the Newgrounds awards for March this afternoon, yay!
In other news... Anyone who has been on the site for years will know that once in a while, I post something on the front page asking about commercial real estate in the Philadelphia area. It's time to shit or get off the pot; I've made a bid on a building nearby! Please cross your fingers and hope my offer is accepted, because finally having a Newgrounds office would be really cool. July 6th is the ten year anniversary of NG.
For TEN YEARS, the NG office has always been in a basement, spare room, or even in the corner of my living room. Currently, I'm in the basement. It's a nice basement, but no one wants to hang out down here and the cats won't stay off the keyboard.
Getting an office will be a real coming-of-age moment for Newgrounds. I might actually be able to get some sort of a team to come to work every day, who knows. I'm trying not to get my hopes up; chances are it will just be a big empty room with me on a computer, ala that movie Simone with Al Pacino. I'm really hoping I'll have a team, though. It's just so hard to get people to come work in your basement. No one takes you seriously.
I don't want to jinx anything by giving away too many details. The place will need a lot of work if I get it. If my offer is accepted, I'll post pictures of the building and everyone can start to get excited about what we'll do with it. Ok, I probably shouldn't talk about it like it's OURS, it will really be MINE, ALL MINE! But I hope we can all share in the excitement of Newgrounds having an office. KEEP THOSE FINGERS CROSSED!
Sounds sweet. :)
Woot for first post
I'm too gay for the Internet. Also, the Star Syndickate can suck my balls.
At 4/13/05 04:14 PM, TomFulp wrote:
KEEP THOSE FINGERS CROSSED!
indeed i will!
good luck tom!
The 10th anniversary will be on the 6th July?
...Bollocks! I'm on holiday by then! :( Damn, I will be giving a late happy anniversary to NG, but thanks for letting me know when exactly the 10th anniversary is, though.
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My father used to own a little office building with a couple of guys. It was a little small, but very nice to have and it made for a much better environment to work at.
Sadly their business idea went down the shitter, but hey, at least they had that office ;)
I've been refurbished and reissued, prepackaged and precooked, decontaminated and deloused, but I still smell, sound, look and feel like shit.
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wow, that sounds really really cool; that would be wicked if Newgrounds had an office and all that jazz- oh the possibilites. esp. if there were a team there to help- newgrounds would be more like a incredibly awesome professional site instead of an incredibly awesome......not professionl (?) site. either way, it is bitching and i hope it alls goes well for you, Tom!
does having an office means you'll be needing staff?
in that case,i'll do it for free.......and if you don't....i'll do it for free!
Man, I really feel your excitement =D. Best of luck getting the building. I find it hard to believe that you couldn't find people willing to come and work in your cat- and porn-ridden basement though.
My fingers are in total crossed-ness-ed-ness. Or something.
I was going to suggest water-pistols to keep your cats off the keyboards, but on second thoughts that probably wouldn't be wise.
So how would this office make a difference to the site? What would the team do? Or maybe you shouldn't get our hopes up until it's certain.
That's wicked cool. There's nothing like having a legit place to call your office. Can't the city help you, since it might be a first time purchase for you.
I can't believe it, what's next? A water cooler, a fax machine, post-it notes? It's amazing.
Last resort would be to hide in the place and scare potential buyers away. I'll get the sheets.
Hope everything goes well with getting an actual office Tom. I can only imagine how many NG members will try to stop by and get their picture taken outside the new office.
I hope NG doesn't become TOO professional with an office of its own. ;) All in all though, it is a step forward. Congrats.
At 4/13/05 04:23 PM, -stem- wrote: so say you get the building, all the furniture and stuff is in place, you're stocked full of bags of chips and snacks in a fridge in your office, and you sit down at your computer.
what is the first thing you do?
Will there be people in the room? :)
I'd probably make a front page announcement.
At 4/13/05 04:16 PM, naojason wrote: Sounds sweet. :)
Woot for first post
Way to fail.
Good luck with the property. I do remember the thread.
That'd be gweat! Like a big nion light of the tank on front of a gray/yellow building... w00t
*fingers crossed indeed*