To commemorate my tenth year of membership with NG I present this montage of Flash skills from 2001 to 2006. For a little insight on its making, choose "about" from the title screen. For a bit more, read on...
My initial experience with (then-Macromedia) Flash was a frustrating puzzle; a fall 2000 Web Design class in which we were instructed to "follow the tutorials". Following my below-mediocre results, I abandoned the program entirely; I /hated/ it because I just didn't /get/ it.
The next September brought upon Newgrounds a tsunami of 9|11 tributes with varying degrees of quality. Then came VicViper's "B.B.Hood vs Bin Laden", a masterpiece equal parts sprite movie and interactive political cartoon. Fueled by inspiration, I dove back in and within weeks knew more Flash than months spent in Web Design. With the following seasons came more inspiration and discovery, culminating in my first big FLA'nimation, "ParoVadius: THE MOVIE!!!"
Of meek beginnings in October of 2002, NEVER GIVE UP would eventually serve as a proving ground for new techniques and now stands as a testament to progress; if I was able to figure this stuff out, so can you. Go for it. NEVER GIVE UP.
[10-24-2011 12:53PM EST: First 1st EVER! The love is much appreciated. Now go create some awesome things!!!]