Newgrounds is basically what TRULY introduced me to modern-amateur animation. It's taught me so much through its members, it's given me a place to showcase my work (exclusively) aswell as introduced me to many, many wonderful people.
I will always have a place in my heart for NG. Surfing the site for years now, and joining later, I have seen many changes. From pico to AH, Clock crew to tricky, one thing never changes... and that's just as was mentioned in the letter - the comfortable atmoshpere.
I will actually be getting my love for NG permenantly plastered onto my body sometime shortly after summer. That's right, I will be getting the NG tank logo tattoo'd onto my body. It will be a 'pieced' foot banner. The city scape across my feet with the usual orange and yellow sun beams, and the tank spanned across the middle of both feet (connecting when my feet are together).
Anyway, All in all I couldn't have said it better myself.
Thanks tom, wade, and everyone else working on, within, or just hanging out - for all the good years, good times, and amazingly talented animations.