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fuck da police comin str8 from da underground
yung nirgga gotz it bad
All about the message
I think your are right about how on Newgrounds things are becoming conformed to the way a lot of immature and undeveloped minds think. There are great flashes and movies on here, but its blame is not all on one thing, but a combination of all (Authors, Writers, the Audiance and Newgrounds).
Having the ability to promote Art is power, and I would like Newgrounds to promote more Art not to the majority, but to the quality NG likes itself, hopefully others will enjoy it too.
It sounds like you have gotten to the point where you don't like the things NG is promoting- I will have to jump in that boat too. I will be searching (like you said) for cartoons I like instead of just eating some of the garbage on th efront page
A few months ago ashford pride made a movie with a foreboding title. It was called "Awesome Grounds".
Well ladies and gentlemen, that's might as well what this site should be called (at least right now), with the top row on the front page slot dedicated to an "awesome" movie and an "awesome" parody, an "awesome" t-shirt in the newgrounds store, and pretty much every "awesome" movie in the top 100, along with han's "awesome's creed".
I can't go to newgrounds with seeing something not about egoraptor or his coveted video game parody series. It makes me wonder sometimes if pursuing anything but half-assed cartoons making mildly funny observations about video games laced with profanity is even worth it. Truly, they are what bring the masses of 13-year olds to this site, and thus increases traffic and competition in the internet world. But you have to ask yourself, with this sort of two-bit audience increasing in numbers, are they really interested in watching anything else?
I understand that it's a dog eat dog world in the online entertainment business, and to compete you have to pretty much put up content that a majority of internet browsers would click on. This includes either women or video games. Things they already know they want. And that's all they want. They sign up, watch more, and come back and do it again later. They're trained to know that what they want is easily accessible and is promoted all over the site.
Original content is often shuffled off to the bottom of the page, or never gets any attention to begin with. Now comes into play the whole 'they won't click on it unless there's a boob for the icon', etc etc. That's because they've been fashioned to think that way.
I'm not saying i have all the mysterious answers to the way people's minds work. But this much is true - if all people click on are breasts and video game icons, and you give them breasts and video game icons, you're not pushing the envelope.
Newgrounds is the epitome of user-generated content. We already have a massive advantage over youtube in the fact that making a cartoon involves so much more creativity than snappily editing your webcam footage. So instead of 200 cartoons coming out every minute, we have 200 cartoons coming out every day. That gives someone a better chance of breaking out and being discovered for his hard work, and a reward for a job well done.
But in the same way that viewers are trained that they don't have to go out of their way to avoid original content they would otherwise enjoy, authors are becoming more and more disenchanted with their personal creations and are turning to nerd culture icons and cheap tactics to get viewers.
I can't tell you how many animators I have spoken to that have shunned their own creations in favor of sub-pop culture parody and disjointed scripts sprinkled with toilet humor and profanity. a cartoon catering to everyone who's forgotten what cartoons are all about. And here we are shoving away everything about cartoons that was originally appealing and magical, because we're pretty much forced to.
I'm not pointing the finger at any one person here. I think it's part of the bigger picture - bigger than Newgrounds, too. But if people really care about the future of cartoons and animation, we wouldn't be seeing this kind of blatant favoritism.
People will find what they want if they want it. They don't need to be spoon fed it all.
For thirty years animators who strive to create something genuinely unique have gotten nothing but a slap in the face. It's sickening and it has to stop someday, before they all disappear.
Lastly, this post is not about me. I'm not writing this out of self-pity, bitterness or spite. I'm being honest. I care a lot about the future of animation, and what I see around me is very troubling. The industry is bad enough, but where the future lies is in the small corners of the animation world. Newgrounds is one of them. I spend a lot of time trying to encourage and teach frame-by-frame animation, and creating your own characters and scripts. That is what is important
The movie wasn't great, but clearly people immediatly voted 0 the second you said anything bad about the Awesome series. Because it is just plain awesome. However disregarding what you said about that you are very correct...though why you made the video an example of the type you dislike I don't get. Should have shown just much better original stuff actually is.
For God's sake will all of you SHUT UP!?
Seriously, did any of you read this? He wasn't trying to make a good animation! He wasn't trying to make anyone laugh! He was trying to get you ignorant douchebags to READ A COUPLE PARAGRAPHS SO HE COULD SPREAD THE TRUTH OF THIS GOD-AWFUL COMMUNITY!
My God, are we really this ignorant? Are we really this impatient that we can't even read a couple of paragraphs? Who cares about this flash? No one, that's the point. It's NOT about the flash, blam it, trash it, but keep this post on the front page! Newgrounds needs to redeem itself. It has attracted the scum of the internet to grow underneath it.
I, for one, am done. I can't stand this retarded community that can't tell the difference between and plea for help and crappy joke. So please Newgrounds community, think about what you've done.
This has been Crapface8, signing off for the last time.
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY THIS IS ON FRONTPAGE?
I BET YOU DO! YEAH IM TALKING TO YOU FranksADVENTURE and Bwgmon! READ THE DESCRIPTION. CLEARLY, SOME OF THE HIGHER-UPS (Tom, Wade, etc) AGREED WITH WHAT THIS GUY WROTE IN HIS BIGASS ESSAY OF A DESCRIPTION. *CAPS LOCK OFF* ok sorry. But yeah, apparently some big boy saw what this submission represented and hopes that by putting this on the frontpage, all the 13-year-olds will go "OH LEWK BRAWL FUNNIEZ DICK 3 DIS WILL BE FUNNIEZ" and then they will read the description and realize the sins of their evil ways. Sometimes a cartoon is more about the point it gets across rather than being "LOLOLOL :D:DDD SUPER KAWAII DESU FUNNY MAN KEEPS IT UPZ XDDDDD" or aesthetically pleasing. It's the people that don't delve into what the animator is really trying to express that are making this site into what it is.
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!!
I know completely what you are talking about.
Granted, the video was more of a cushion for your rant on cartoons, I understand and agree with you.
But the problem is, you're on Newgrounds. Little bite-sized dumbfuck kids aren't going to understand what you're saying.
Cartoons aren't marketing, they're ART!
People are taking cartoons less and less seriously as time goes by.
It's been three years since I saw a traditionally animated cartoon in theaters.
And now the internet is suffering.
I am concerned with the cartoon industry. I want to help make Newgrounds what is was intended for-- ART.
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