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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-10 20:41:02 Reply

At 9/10/12 08:39 PM, JaY11 wrote: I made you a sig with pikachu on it once

I loved that sig so much. Best one I ever had.


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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-10 20:47:45 Reply

Because the sign-up date is something to be proud about.

Anyway, Congratulations I guess. I'm not that impressed and I don't see how this effects any of us but you.
It's natural to receive things like "We don't care" Because honestly we don't know you, you're just a person and you shouldn't be treated better or worse than all of us.

Kay?
Kay.


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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-10 21:10:23 Reply

At 9/10/12 08:47 PM, Blazejsg wrote: let me show you how stupid i am

I'm not bragging about my sign up date or trying to say that anyone should be treated differently than anyone else, least of all myself.

The point of the thread was that we could gather round and share our experiences about this place and talk about NG nostalgia. Somewhere along the way, your stupidity misled you. You're stupid.


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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-10 21:34:12 Reply

At 9/10/12 09:10 PM, RedCoin wrote:
At 9/10/12 08:47 PM, Blazejsg wrote:
The point of the thread was that we could gather round and share our experiences about this place and talk about NG nostalgia. Somewhere along the way, your stupidity misled you. You're stupid.

She's a slag, the non-bonable kind.


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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-10 22:36:04 Reply

At 9/10/12 12:03 AM, RedCoin wrote: Yesterday was my 9 years anniversary of this place so I thought to myself, motherfucker, next year I'm totally gonna make a 10 year thread, but I'd probably forget so it's a 9 year thread.

Congrats, I guess? I believe my own nine-year anniversary is coming up this coming April.

When I created this account I was 12, like most of you whippersnappers seem to be now.
Now, over 11k+ posts later, I'm a wise and learned scholar of the forums and I could give a pretty detailed history.

Yeah, even though I made my account under similar circumstances, I wasn't really active in the forums until a few years later, and since then I just come and go in little bursts (which explains my low post count).

I don't know if it's because I'm older now, or cooler, but this place just doesn't the seem the same to me anymore.

It's because you're older. I feel the same way most of the time, which is why I don't come around here that often anymore either. Fact is, this site caters primarily to an adolescent audience, more specifically young adolescent males of the angry, frustrated, disaffected nerd and/or burnout variety (i.e. "The Problems of the Future, Today!"). That's not a bad thing; in fact, as you mention farther down it can be a really good thing for kids to have a place like this as an outlet, and as a means of discovering that there are like-minded people out there and they aren't totally alone.

But (hopefully), we eventually outgrow the need for that kind of thing, as we outgrow our directionless anger and insecurity over time. The purposefully offensive shock humor, the masculine posturing, and the woefully misinformed sex talk that often typify the male adolescent experience (and consequently a majority of the threads on this forum) go from amusing to uninteresting or even off-putting, since we've experienced just enough of life to gain some sense of perspective about the realities behind those statements.

That's not to say that there aren't plenty of mature and interesting people of all kinds of different ages, backgrounds, and attitudes on this site, because of course there are. I'm just speaking to what I see as the general trend.

But yeah, for a long time, NGers were the only friends I had in the world, during my awkward years and I would have been fucked without this place.

This is the kind of thing I'm talking about. It's good that NG was here for you. My own situation was never quite that dire, but I did feel really isolated from my peers for a bunch of different reasons, and this was the only place I could go where I could find people with similar interests to mine (mainly video game and cartoon nerdery). This site has really helped me out when I needed it, and I hope it still provides that kind of service to the new crop of regular users.

Most of you reading this will have no fucking clue who I am, but I used to be part of this community. It was the first place I ever truly belonged. Nowadays I do pretty well for myself. I'm confident and happy.

Well, shit, hopefully by next April I'll be able to say the same thing...


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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-11 14:43:32 Reply

At 9/10/12 02:59 PM, RedCoin wrote:
At 9/10/12 02:33 PM, Otto wrote: Hey Red, you used to really intimidate me when I was 13. Good show!

It was a humour filled time.
How the hell did I intimidate you?

Not on purpose, but sign up dates man, sign up dates

They were like medals of honour to me once


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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-11 14:46:16 Reply

At 9/10/12 09:10 PM, RedCoin wrote: I'm not bragging about my sign up date

"I've been here for fucking ages mate."

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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-11 14:50:07 Reply

At 9/11/12 02:46 PM, yurgenburgen wrote: "I've been here for fucking ages mate."

So if I said "Ive fucking a fucking banging headache mate" I'd be bragging about having a headache.


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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-11 14:52:30 Reply

At 9/11/12 02:50 PM, RedCoin wrote:
At 9/11/12 02:46 PM, yurgenburgen wrote: "I've been here for fucking ages mate."
So if I said "Ive fucking a fucking banging headache mate" I'd be bragging about having a headache.

So you're complaining about being here for "fucking ages?"

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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-11 14:58:10 Reply

At 9/11/12 02:52 PM, yurgenburgen wrote: So you're complaining about being here for "fucking ages?"

No, I'm just saying that I've been here for fucking ages. Mate.
Doesn't mean I'm bragging. I was gonna brag about anything, I'd brag about being away from here for ages.


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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-11 15:00:16 Reply

At 9/11/12 02:58 PM, RedCoin wrote: No, I'm just saying that I've been here for fucking ages. Mate.

oh, okay

do you want to get a photo together or something

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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-11 15:05:28 Reply

At 9/11/12 03:00 PM, yurgenburgen wrote:
At 9/11/12 02:58 PM, RedCoin wrote: No, I'm just saying that I've been here for fucking ages. Mate.
oh, okay

do you want to get a photo together or something

I charge $10 for photos.


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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-11 15:07:10 Reply

I'm older than you


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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-11 15:31:39 Reply

At 9/11/12 03:07 PM, ForNoReason wrote: I'm older than you

And I am older than you - Both ages.

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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-11 15:51:09 Reply

At 9/10/12 12:03 AM, RedCoin wrote: I've been here for fucking ages mate.

You have been here since 2003 i guess thats kind of awhile, congrats i think.

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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-11 16:47:43 Reply

At 9/10/12 12:17 AM, II2none wrote: I can't wait till I develop a superiority complex after my ninth years.

^ This is exactly how i feel


Do a barrel roll!

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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-11 16:54:22 Reply

This thread needs more teabags.


Release your inner crazy.

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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-11 16:59:55 Reply

the 9th of september was my 7th ngiversary, and my story is quite similar to yours, redcoin.

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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-11 17:49:19 Reply

At 9/11/12 04:54 PM, Lucy wrote: This thread needs more teabags.

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9 years on newgrounds


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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-11 17:50:57 Reply

I have nothing of value to offer but this thread is relevant to my interests. My interest here being RedCoin.

So happy 9 years NG anniversary shit thingy ok.


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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-11 17:51:53 Reply

At 9/11/12 05:49 PM, RedCoin wrote:
At 9/11/12 04:54 PM, Lucy wrote: This thread needs more teabags.
.

I dont think I have had a bigger smile all month. Bravo sir.


Release your inner crazy.

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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-11 19:22:20 Reply

Ah being a veteran on a large community.

I know that feel.


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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-11 19:41:06 Reply

i'd like to say that i stopped reading after all the pretensious bullshit (which is all of it), but i have a bad habit of being thorough. i have a stomach ache now.
i can't believe someone who's been here for 9 years can't see that they're playing into the same "newgrounds is so different than it used to be, but i'm still cool" speech. people were doing that even when I first got here, which is only two years after you. you give newgrounds way too much credit; to even conSIDER anyone on newgrounds a family member, friend, or even a PERSON for that matter is a massive mistake.

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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-11 20:11:55 Reply

At 9/11/12 04:59 PM, Freaki-boy92 wrote: the 9th of september was my 7th ngiversary, and my story is quite similar to yours, redcoin.

The 2nd of September marked my 6th. It feels weird to be invested into a site for 6 years.

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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-11 21:20:59 Reply

At 9/11/12 03:31 PM, Painbringer wrote:
At 9/11/12 03:07 PM, ForNoReason wrote: I'm older than you
And I am older than you - Both ages.

You win this round Painbringer....


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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-11 21:32:44 Reply

Its been almost 2 yrs for me, that's not very long. A few users here have made laugh and smile. I'm truly grateful for them.


HEY BOO!!!

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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-12 06:58:43 Reply

At 9/11/12 09:20 PM, ForNoReason wrote:
At 9/11/12 03:31 PM, Painbringer wrote:
At 9/11/12 03:07 PM, ForNoReason wrote: I'm older than you
And I am older than you - Both ages.
You win this round Painbringer....

Nevermind, he'll be dead before us.


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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-12 08:57:10 Reply

Hell I've been coming here less and less as well, so chances are I've forgotten who you are.


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Response to 9 years on newgrounds 2012-09-12 14:42:14 Reply

I see nothing wrong with OP having an emotional connection to the website. The internet has become a place where many people will belong for the first time in their lives, as it is predetermined in our genetics to beg for approval.