it's kind of funny that tom was just recently mentioning lots of positive energy because i have had a big burst of positive energy too!!!!
( make sure you check the previous posts, as they have some importance! congrats to all the NG "little girl big weapon" art contest winners! )
i had a missed opportunity and i need to make up for it.
i was very honored to know that castle crashers is a finalist in the 9th annual IGF (independent games festival) and then I realized something. A PROBLEM! I don't believe I ever thanked Tom or John when we were up there for the Alien Hominid awards, and I was throwing up at the time of the Dad 'n Me award so I was unable to say thanks. So I'd like to say those late (AND current) thanks right now in one big bundle.
i want to specifically thank Tom Fulp & John Baez for believing in me - both of them have taken big risks that i don't think i'd even do for myself. my dreams are dependent on people and those dependencies are quite heavy in several areas. it means a LOT to me, so thanks guys! <3
Tom is one of the most talented gameplay programmers i have ever worked with. He knows all the quirks -- all the things nobody would really think about that make a game fun. It's never been quite so fun to bounce ideas back and forth. If Tom never answered those emails to make a flash game I'm not exactly sure what the future would have held but I cannot fathom a cooler path. If he didn't decide to make newgrounds what it is today then there would be no alien hominid and John Baez would have never seen alien hominid, and there would have been no behemoth formed. Also, if we didn't have such a great tech crew none of our console games would have been able to take off. I love you Josh, Scott, Brandon, Chip, Mike, Nick...
So thanks Tom! You know what? I think everyone else should thank Tom for giving all of us such massive public exposure while he and the NG crew are sweating balls over technical problems/massive hosting bills all so we can all have a much better chance to make our own personal dreams come true.
Tom is like an electronic santa this holiday season. He has given away wacom tablets, shirts, and cash prizes. Be on the lookout for wacom tablet prizes later on in 2007 because there's more in santa's bag. Be sure to check his post since it is important, as well as STAMPER who we can never forget. Eternal memories of William Stamper.
Can you FEEL this positive flow? I feel so much better now, knowing I was able to tell lots of people.