At 9/27/12 03:51 PM, Glaiel-Gamer wrote:
At 9/27/12 01:36 AM, 4urentertainment wrote:
Also, to Glaiel, where you working on Closure full time or were you in college or something?Dropped out of college in 2010 to work on it full time when we got funding (from the behemoth actually, woo newgrounds)
Not surprised, I'm pretty sure 90% of the people here are friggin' geniuses. I remember being 14 and reading some of the threads you started when you were the same age and being like "Whaaaaaaa?"
At 10/1/12 11:38 AM, TomFulp wrote:
I've still been on the fence. I get nervous that every attempt I make to improve NG ends up destroying some cherished pocket of community that I never fully comprehended, so the site just keeps getting more "technically correct" while becoming vacant of the people and spirit that made it fun to start with.
Not going to lie, I really miss the magic of the Flash forum before it was split up, sure it was messy but it was my mess, and I don't just mean the post-rate. It was always fun seeing programmers comment on animation threads and vice-versa and of course Gus criticising (or Gust or whatever). The Flash forum was like a second home, I think I did a lot of growing up here.
I remember when I just used to spam every single thread just to get all the 'last post by:' things lined up. This was also the place I changed from never using commas and putting a space before all of my punctuation. I remember at the end of 09 my eyes lit up when I got that one vote for best new user. I remember how hard I had to try to stop being a dick and get everyone in the reg lounge to take me seriously, and when I did it was like sitting at the cool kids table. I remember how I came in here with dreams of being an animator then one day when working on a game with someone I decided I could probably do a better job programming. I remember feeling compelled to come here and max out the post character limit trying to help people and slowly losing patience with all the brats that wanted to argue instead of just take the damn help. I especially can't forget the little celebrations when it was someones birthday, someone got modded or released a game they'd been working on for a long time. Then after the new forums came out, things just weren't the same I just didn't feel there was the same spirit.
The thing I always loved about NG is it had so much character, every other site on the internet was just samey web 2.0 politically correct smiles and neatly trimmed lawns, sure it may have had more flame wars than Kirupa or more swearing than... anywhere but it that's what made it special. Like, I learned to love the user levels instead of custom icons, in the reg lounge I pretty knew who was who just by seeing the level and aura, now it's seriously downplayed. This new system is more common and 'correct' or whatever but I liked how set in its ways this place was, I think the thing that really signifies my detachment from NG is the fact chat exists now. The old static chat page was like Newgrounds mythology or some shit y'know?
Aaaanyway, it's like 2am here, I'm going to go to bed.
Side note: this is the only site where I'd write this much on a whim.
Side side note: Do Toast, citricsquid, Gust, or Kurt-Cocain(I think) come here anymore?