As you may have noticed, the weekly update was delayed a day. NG was being uncooperative during the time I had available in which to do the list. I will be out of town again this weekend, so this weekend's update will be posted Sunday evening.
There's a lot of links in this intro, which adds a ton of characters, so I hope it all fits in one post lol
A quick recap of our promotions this week among the Elite Guardsmen and women (those since last update are bold):
BWS : Private
Chromius : Private
Impetus : Private First Class
The_Mutley_From_Hell : Private First Class
Eliempee : Corporal
MielipuoliMieli : Corporal
TaiShoSpire : Corporal
bmxgamer : Staff Sergeant
Denvish : Staff Sergeant
overtired : Staff Sergeant
Syme : Staff Sergeant
ImportRacer666 : Sergeant First Class
Narcissus : Sergeant First Class
D0GMA : Sergeant Major
RageVI : Praporshchik
fixit : Brigadier General
TheJoe324 : Brigadier General
Grats also to biteme, who made it onto the top50 list on Thursday, and Crono. We ran out of movies on which to vote, so Chrono- didn't quite make it to Major. With 5 points to go, that should occur shortly.
For those of you who missed it (and gfox and mine's running debate), TheJoe324 popped in to let us know that he ranked up at 19,500. Essentially that all but precludes the chances of BP ranks scaling. Now all we have to do is wait for Ryo to hit 30k and we get to see what happens ...
The following losers will be ... oh, um ... USERS, yeah, I meant users. Anyway ...
The following USERS will be unavailable for NG next week:
They are currently undergoing isolation therapy after having watched too many "seizure" flash movies.
Featured User of the Update:
I've been keeping my eye on several "battles" between blammers jockeying for position, and this week's FU is a participant in one of those. He also seems to have gotten the better of his particular "fight," at least for the moment. People who are consistently getting a lot tend to catch my eye ;) Not only is he a flash artist, but is a prolific musician (and not just in the Audio portal), and a proud papa. I'm not entirely sure about the statement that his 2 year old daughter is, "also a better Flash author than 73% of the people that submit to NG." I think it's closer to 69.4%, but I'll let it slide =)
This week's FU:
FREELENS is one of his favorites, and after having watched his flash I can see why. Uusually, I'll try to give some general comments and focus on one or two flash. Freelens uses a wide variety of artistic styles, so I'm not going to be able to get away with that here. The artwork, in general, gives the impression that Freelens was simply aiming for "good enough," but don't let that take away from his product. It's not "crisp" animation in the same sense that Picasso and Monet arent "crisp."
Black Eye Boy is one of the few of his I "get" and I'm placing no bets that what I understand is what was meant lol. Even his "comedies", StupidFckn'Rbts:1, 2 & 3, Wonderlick: Episode 1, Wonderlick: Episode 2, and Wonderlick: Episode 3 are, well let's just say, out there. Wonderlick is the result of a tryst between Snoopy and an anteater. That should give you an idea. Wonderlick: Episode 1 and The Future of Pornography are the only flash of his with more than 200 votes, so I think he's one of those "hidden gems" I was hoping to find by doing this section.
My Arbitur/Final Exams, by STTWebs is a student's revenge. Well, more like a bitch-fest, but still quite good. I'd recommend turning up the volume, as the artist is German and usually soft-spoken in the flash. It's quite easy to miss comments.
Now back to Denvish =) Rather than try and go over his flash and audio submissions, I'll just send you tp Only You Know (MV) and you can do both at one go =). I'm not a big acoustic fan, but that's just me. It's defitinely worth checking out. What a Dalek is doing in a jungle escapes me though ~shrug~
Planet Bob is his homepage. Although he has a ton of his own music available there, as well as a few of his tracks at MP3.com, I'd venture to guess that THIS is the real pride and joy of his "work." You can also find some real, actual pictures of Denvish there. Grace obviously got her looks from Katy :-P~~~ I tell my brother-in-law something similar about his Grace too, so hush. I also managed to unearth Denvish Designs and some great Boot Screens for XP. This guy just oozes creativity ... dunno why he wastes time voting =)
For those keeping track, or merely curious:
There are 223 Elite Guards. 185 of them are listed here.
There are 71 Police Captains currently being tracked out of approximately 150.
The current per day average of the #50 is 14.74 since 27 January.
This is week 4 of this list.
I make spreadsheets far too often.
Popularity is recalculated at ~12:35am EDT.
The Last 50 Deposits page is reset at ~1:35am EDT server time.
Experience and BP ranks are recalculated at ~3:35am EDT.
On to the stats ...