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NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:14:49 Reply

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!


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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:16:06 Reply

Good luck! Hope you get the property!

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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:16:11 Reply

Sounds sweet. :)

Woot for first post


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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:16:24 Reply

*crosses fingers*


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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:16:28 Reply

Ng has really improved. A lot really.


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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:16:39 Reply

At 4/13/05 04:14 PM, TomFulp wrote:

KEEP THOSE FINGERS CROSSED!

indeed i will!
good luck tom!

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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:17:11 Reply

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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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:17:11 Reply

*Crosses fingers* hope everything works out ok, Tom


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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:19:27 Reply

ill be praying for you tom


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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:19:28 Reply

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 ;)


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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:20:59 Reply

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!

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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:21:22 Reply

I'll have to check it out in June.... if you get it.


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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:23:38 Reply

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?


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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:23:50 Reply

ill keep my eyes crossed for ya tom.

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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:24:48 Reply

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!

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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:25:17 Reply

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.


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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:25:47 Reply

I would move to philly to work at the NG office. Where are the applications? HAHA

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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:25:48 Reply

im prayin for ya tom

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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:26:29 Reply

*Crosses fingers*

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.

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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:26:44 Reply

I hope get that office Tom! *crosses fingers*


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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:28:15 Reply

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.


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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:29:29 Reply

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.

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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:33:22 Reply

you should cover an entire wall just with the NG stickers


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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:34:10 Reply

I hope NG doesn't become TOO professional with an office of its own. ;) All in all though, it is a step forward. Congrats.

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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:34:24 Reply

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.


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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:35:13 Reply

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.


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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:35:43 Reply

That'd be gweat! Like a big nion light of the tank on front of a gray/yellow building... w00t

*fingers crossed indeed*

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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:36:29 Reply

Now you can run your site, from an office chair. Hope you get the property Tom!

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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:36:42 Reply

Now you can have office parties.

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Response to NG Awards and Stuff 2005-04-13 16:37:18 Reply

That is some GREAT news. What kind of job positions will you be offering Tom?