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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 11th, 2012 @ 05:57 AM Reply

At 7/10/12 10:15 PM, BilalZ wrote:
At 7/9/12 09:05 PM, x-factor11 wrote: so uhh, instead of doing productive things, I've been playing boatloads of Dota 2.
wait, what? dota 2 is out? is it free?

Yeah, but it's in a somewhat closed beta at the moment. It will be free when it comes out, but right now you need to either purchase a beta key or bribe somebody to give you one of their extra ones.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 11th, 2012 @ 02:39 PM Reply

So, this is it. This here marks my 10 000th post on Newgrounds.
Is it a big deal? If so, is it that big a deal? Or is it more so just for my own ego?
Is it actually a signifying factor of how much time I've wasted here, in this place?
Or is it something more?
Does it signify the amount of maturity and growth over the years present?
Does it account to all of the friendships I've made over the time on this forum?
All the friends that have come into my life here in this place?
These friends, these users, these art forum regulars, who are they?
So many names, usernames and real, have come by this place.
They've come, and they've gone, moved on to different things.
And yet I'm still here, waiting and watching, a stone gargoyle on a building.
I've seen the forum in it's most grand moments, and I've seen it at it's uttermost shit.
And I just sit in the shadows, and wonder what the hell.
I've thought of leaving this place as so many before me have done, and yet I haven't.
Why? Why am I still here?
Is it because I've become so used to this place that I'd feel empty without it?
Is it because I still have hope for the forum becoming like it once was?
Is it because of the emotional ties to friends I've made here over the years?
I don't know, and yet I am still here, day by day, watching this place like a silent guardian.
So I sit, and I watch, and I wait, and all the while the world moves around me.
No, this isn't me saying that I'm leaving, or taking an extended hiatus.
This is more of a philosophical thought spoken aloud over the past thousands of posts here.
I've been in this art forum for close to 5 years now, and I know there are many who have been here longer.
I don't know, these are just the ramblings of a single man, caught up in his thoughts.
I'm not better than any of you, and I'm not wiser than any of you, I'm just here.
Just here waiting, and watching, day by day.
But I'll stay, and watch over this place, taking care of the shit that comes in. Like a protector of this place.
I'm no hero, but truth be told, you need me.
Whether you like it or not.

10 000th post, here's to a few more.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 11th, 2012 @ 02:50 PM Reply

Congratulations, Jonny.

BTW, I might crap out some more awfully drawn stuff, then post here just to get attention. Mwahaha!! This time intentional, just so it doesn't frenzy me when I get flamed or criticized..... No, but I'll post some full edged stuff from now on. I'll try my best.

Here's a quote
âEUoeOne day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.âEU - Salvador Dali

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 13th, 2012 @ 01:13 AM Reply

At 7/3/12 04:09 PM, Vousielle wrote: A wild Vousielle appears!

Obligatory I miss what we used to have post.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 13th, 2012 @ 02:23 AM Reply

At 7/11/12 02:39 PM, big-jonny-13 wrote: 10 000th post, here's to a few more.

I'd toast, but I'm all out of drink. So soda will have to do...

wait... we all out of that too?! Fuck!

Ok... er....Um.... whats close... I toast to you with, windex?
Well, may your next 10,000 post have a streak free shine!


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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 13th, 2012 @ 08:29 PM Reply

I've been noticing an increase of younger people at this forum, and they've been showing signs of misbehavior and mischief. Most of our friends are gone too. But that's how life goes huh?

Also congrats Jonny!

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 13th, 2012 @ 09:09 PM Reply

At 7/13/12 08:29 PM, Fifty-50 wrote: I've been noticing an increase of younger people at this forum, and they've been showing signs of misbehavior and mischief. Most of our friends are gone too. But that's how life goes huh?
Also congrats Jonny!

My guess is that half of our friends are now jaded and don't frequent the forums due to all the younger mischievous folk, and the other half are pissed at the snobbery of our jaded friends and don't wanna hang around anymore. I'm caught somewhere in between where I just pretend nothing is happening. Friends come and go always, and it sucks, but yup, it's life I s'pose.

In order to keep my post somewhat artsy and not just about the old regs, here are a few cool artists/designers I've found in the past while. Sorry if any of them are reposts!

1 - I love the atmosphere of these, especially the Los Angeles one. Very moody.
2 - Fairly simplistic vector stuff but has some clever ideas in it.
3 - Awesome illustrator who uses colour boldly and wisely in my opinion.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 14th, 2012 @ 07:10 AM Reply

At 7/13/12 08:29 PM, Fifty-50 wrote: I've been noticing an increase of younger people at this forum, and they've been showing signs of misbehavior and mischief. Most of our friends are gone too. But that's how life goes huh?

Actually I hate it, and it needs a real turn around before the art forum reverts back to the stone age.
I'd quite like a few more activities going, since the summer holidays are here and it can keep people occupied/entertained. AVAT* will make a comeback soonish, as well.

might relabel to "Best Artists Win Tournament", since it has never been artist v. artist.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 14th, 2012 @ 09:18 AM Reply

At 7/14/12 07:10 AM, TurkeyOnAStick wrote:
might relabel to "Best Artists Win Tournament", since it has never been artist v. artist.

Maybe it should be Artist vs Artist though.


Aigis - Putting the 'ai' back in 'Aigis'.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 14th, 2012 @ 10:13 AM Reply

At 7/14/12 07:10 AM, TurkeyOnAStick wrote: AVAT* will make a comeback soonish, as well.

I'll offer my services to judge again.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 14th, 2012 @ 03:45 PM Reply

For those of you who don't frequent the Art Forum Activities thread, or aren't regular readers of the same news post I have had up for the past 12 months, this Friday, July 20th is the day of the Third Annual Newgrounds-Art-Forum-Stickam-Get-Drunk-On-Cam-Party. 8PM soft start.

If you are new to the forums or just happened to miss the first two because of a brain injury or what-not, the NGAFSTGDOCP is a casual get together of forum goers to allow us to wind down, have a few relaxing drinks with fellow artist and some non artists before we wind up again and throw up all over our monitors and fancy tablets and stuff. You don't even have to leave your computer because this all takes place in a stickam chat room. Check out my news post for details.

Again, party starts at 8PM (or whenever) on Friday July 20th, in the stickam room.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 14th, 2012 @ 04:42 PM Reply

Hey guys! Post some artwork! Come on!

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 14th, 2012 @ 05:32 PM Reply

At 7/14/12 07:10 AM, TurkeyOnAStick wrote: I'd quite like a few more activities going

Drawception
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Stickam

An actual, for realz!! "Artist VS. Artist" Tournament would be fun!

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 14th, 2012 @ 05:41 PM Reply

At 7/14/12 03:45 PM, Sockembop wrote: Again, party starts at 8PM (or whenever) on Friday July 20th, in the stickam room.

What! its that time already....
Alright, you guys have talked me in to it, I'll show... I'll even hook up my cam... I just hope it works...


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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 14th, 2012 @ 05:43 PM Reply

At 7/14/12 05:32 PM, ReNaeNae wrote:
At 7/14/12 07:10 AM, TurkeyOnAStick wrote: I'd quite like a few more activities going
Drawception
iScribble
iSketch
Stickam

An actual, for realz!! "Artist VS. Artist" Tournament would be fun!

Renaenae you have to set this up... I would totally participate and so would many others.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 14th, 2012 @ 06:49 PM Reply

At 7/14/12 05:43 PM, NuclearWarFare wrote: I would totally participate and so would many others.

You've got guts kid, I'll give you that.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 14th, 2012 @ 07:00 PM Reply

At 7/14/12 06:49 PM, big-jonny-13 wrote:
At 7/14/12 05:43 PM, NuclearWarFare wrote: I would totally participate and so would many others.
You've got guts kid, I'll give you that.

Thanks. The chance of winning seems slim to none, but I'm all in it for the fun.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 14th, 2012 @ 07:13 PM Reply

An actual, for realz!! "Artist VS. Artist" Tournament would be fun!

Yeah, tournament sounds rad!

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 14th, 2012 @ 07:19 PM Reply

At 7/14/12 07:00 PM, NuclearWarFare wrote: Thanks. The chance of winning seems slim to none, but I'm all in it for the fun.

It would be cool to have it set up (and have winners) in tiers: Beginner, intermediate, Advanced.

Let each person 'rate' themselves when signing up... pick which level they *think* they qualify for... but let the final ranking be decided by the tournament coordinators... to allow for arrogance and modesty (or cheaters who'll say their noobs when they're all pro and stuff!).

I like this idea!

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 14th, 2012 @ 07:22 PM Reply

At 7/14/12 07:19 PM, ReNaeNae wrote:
At 7/14/12 07:00 PM, NuclearWarFare wrote: Thanks. The chance of winning seems slim to none, but I'm all in it for the fun.
It would be cool to have it set up (and have winners) in tiers: Beginner, intermediate, Advanced.

Let each person 'rate' themselves when signing up... pick which level they *think* they qualify for... but let the final ranking be decided by the tournament coordinators... to allow for arrogance and modesty (or cheaters who'll say their noobs when they're all pro and stuff!).

I like this idea!

I feel the same, nice touch about the rating by the way, it will sure help me get some good practice as a beginner! Please do it!


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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 14th, 2012 @ 07:41 PM Reply

i find it hard to rank my own work, i'd be too harsh or too cocky. i'd prefer if someone else taking part to give me a rank. sounds like a nice idea though

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 15th, 2012 @ 12:47 AM Reply

At 7/14/12 05:43 PM, NuclearWarFare wrote: Renaenae you have to set this up... I would totally participate and so would many others.

Seconded, I vote Nae does all the work.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 15th, 2012 @ 01:27 AM Reply

I think I'll categorize myself as a beginner, you know because of my modest nature.

It's a pretty bad idea to let artists categorize themselves.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 15th, 2012 @ 01:32 AM Reply

At 7/15/12 01:27 AM, Fifty-50 wrote: I think I'll categorize myself as a beginner, you know because of my modest nature.
It's a pretty bad idea to let artists categorize themselves.

fuck man, if your a bigenner, then what am I? a complete noob?
either way, I'm in.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 15th, 2012 @ 01:51 AM Reply

At 7/14/12 07:19 PM, ReNaeNae wrote: It would be cool to have it set up (and have winners) in tiers: Beginner, intermediate, advanced

I'm not too sure about this, you'll get some trouble with the borderline cases; if someone only just qualifies for advanced round he basically gets punished for having some arbitrary level of skill.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 15th, 2012 @ 01:52 AM Reply

At 7/14/12 07:19 PM, ReNaeNae wrote: It would be cool to have it set up (and have winners) in tiers: Beginner, intermediate, Advanced.

Art rating - Beginner
Judge rating - Advanced

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 15th, 2012 @ 03:38 AM Reply

At 7/15/12 01:52 AM, big-jonny-13 wrote:
At 7/14/12 07:19 PM, ReNaeNae wrote: It would be cool to have it set up (and have winners) in tiers: Beginner, intermediate, Advanced.

fuck it, i'm calling myself intermediate rank.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 15th, 2012 @ 03:48 AM Reply

Categorization should go on behind the scenes.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 15th, 2012 @ 01:46 PM Reply

At 7/15/12 12:47 AM, Captain wrote: Seconded, I vote Nae does all the work.

Why do I <3 you again?! ;P

At 7/15/12 01:51 AM, J-qb wrote: I'm not too sure about this, you'll get some trouble with the borderline cases; if someone only just qualifies for advanced round he basically gets punished for having some arbitrary level of skill.

I'm thinking there would be 4 levels, actually. With intermediate being split into two:
Intermediate A - closer to Advanced, and
Intermediate B - closer to Beginner

did I say that here already? or was that stickam? I dunno and I'm too lazy to scroll up! lol :P

The benefit of having people 'rate' themselves would save us a bit of time in determining the final rank. We'd probably only bump someone 'up' rather than 'down'. So if someone says they're Advanced, but the 'panel' feels they're more Intermediate-B, we'd let them compete in the Advanced round. If they say they're a Beginner, but we feel they're more suited for Inter-A, then we'd bump them up to Inter-B... or even A, depending.

At 7/15/12 03:48 AM, ImpendingRiot wrote: Categorization should go on behind the scenes.

Right... final say would be up to the 'panel', but having someone say 'just put me where ever you think I fit' would be more time consuming and taxing on the whole process ...and would probably create some hurt feelings (if someone thinks they're godly and we dump them in beginners, for example).

Anyway... this is just me thinking out loud. I have no idea what ToaS has planned, so ...I guess we'll see how it plays out.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Jul. 15th, 2012 @ 01:52 PM Reply

I'm down for this. sounds like a lot of fun.