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Response to Old User Re-Introduction Thread 2020-08-17 19:14:10


Going through the Internet Archive reminds me how many we've "lost" to the darkness over the years. Here's to if/when they return.


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At 8/17/20 06:30 PM, Ryanson wrote: Hi I'm Ryan and I have bad taste in things but I think I'm unique enough that I must add something to the forum with my posts. Also I like music a lot and am trying to listen to a whole list of 220 albums that I gathered and it's intimidating. Also also I have red hair.

Writing about myself is a lot of work and I don't feel like it right now tbh. Can I make a second post later?


So, ahem. I’m Ryan. Formerly ryanson209, removed the numbers a few years back. Got the name from an online ex-gf (lmao) and also my love of DBZ. I joined Newgrounds in 2005 and have come and gone over time. I think my most active time was 2009-2012? The time when we had an unofficial chatroom was supes active. Left because I was trying to better myself… but turns out, Newgrounds is the worst because it will infect you and never leave.

 

How did I find Newgrounds? Well… porn. There was DBZ dress-up games, and those became a constant when I was a horny teen. Also I think Simgirls was my first real game I played on here? I hear it actually got finished a while back, which is neat. ((The game also indirectly lead me to one of my favorite songs, due to being based on an anime that used that song)). Isn’t that how it usually works? Porn?

 

I’ve said in previous posts, but I feel is worth mentioning again, is I have red hair. Full on ginger, hell yeah. Nothing but insults online, nothing but compliments in real life. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (At least I was a model once. Once. When I was a baby. Won awards though!) I’ve also been injured severely a few times - gotten my arm broken, accidentally cut my toes with a lawnmower, and most importantly I’ve had my nose bitten off by my dog when I was 9. Nose is crooked now, breathing is tough (got a machine so I can sleep a lil better), also got a big ass scar. People say they don’t notice, but who knows. I also thought I was autistic, but two doctors have said I am not so who knows. They’re probably right, maybe I’m just awkward as fuck. Thanks, April Fools Day (that’s my birthday).

 

Like I said previously, writing about myself is hard. I never know what to say. I like pop culturey things, even stuff I don’t like I get fascinated with enough to look into it at least. I like being positive and uplifting if possible. I really REALLY LIKE music. I have made music, I have performed live (no big deal it was a talent show lmao), I have commissioned music, I have downloaded enough music that my last computer could not hold everything. Used to love NG music videos, before the big crackdown on copyrighted music. I bought some old music magazines just so I can read their album reviews later. I have my Shazam app nearly always on standby. I am currently trying to listen through at least 200 albums, and it’s an intimidating process because it’s just all there, waiting. Looming. LIke my video game collection which I’m also barely making a dent with.

 

People don’t remember, and for good reason, I’ve worked on a fighting game based on the BBS and other forums I’ve been on years ago when I was most active. It was canceled (I think the bios are in my news feed somewhere, I’m scared to look), though I’ve held on to the fighting game bug for a long time (Bloody Rage is unironically one of my favorite Flashes ever despite how unpolished and unfinished it is. The dream is to make a proper version of it). I’ve also done a handful of interviews, originally for myself for fun but all have been transferred over to the Interviewer. Haven’t done any in a while, but it’s still something I’m proud of having done (sidenote: me and other BBS users were interviewed, and just like my first post here I didn’t feel like writing about myself for the interview lol.))

 

I don’t know what else to say - I think my experiences and personality are unique enough that I must contribute something to the forums. What that something is, I don’t know, but maybe we can find out together.


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Life's a performance, so give it your all like it's your last show.

What to listen to next?

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Response to Old User Re-Introduction Thread 2020-08-18 00:08:13


It's mama, sayin' hi. Been awhile. Good to see Clock Day still going strong.


i'm out of tequila.

Response to Old User Re-Introduction Thread 2020-08-18 01:12:03


At 8/17/20 10:21 AM, TomFulp wrote:
At 8/17/20 03:03 AM, unowcres wrote: Hi everyone, I'm Unowcres, I joined in 2006.
I always enjoyed watching the works from several Newgrounders of the day, even with my crappy internet...

My biggest highlight of being here was when I won a prize from @Luis but never reached my hands as it got lost in the mail...

Here's to more years in this beautiful site!
Sorry to hear about that prize! Which prize was it?


Oh boy I feel important, @TomFulp, thanks for creating this site and also for reaching out, if I remember correctly it was a Joker Bobblehead, I'm guessing that because I live in Costa Rica it probably got lost somewhere in transit!


Sadly I never won anything again jajaja, but it happens!


Cheers from Costa Rica!

Response to Old User Re-Introduction Thread 2020-08-18 01:14:32


At 8/17/20 03:12 PM, Luis wrote:
At 8/17/20 10:21 AM, TomFulp wrote:
At 8/17/20 03:03 AM, unowcres wrote: Hi everyone, I'm Unowcres, I joined in 2006.
I always enjoyed watching the works from several Newgrounders of the day, even with my crappy internet...

My biggest highlight of being here was when I won a prize from @Luis but never reached my hands as it got lost in the mail...

Here's to more years in this beautiful site!
Sorry to hear about that prize! Which prize was it?
im curious what it was also.


HI @Luis if I remember correctly it was a Joker Bobblehead, I'm guessing that because I live in Costa Rica it probably got lost somewhere in transit!


I was soooo sad because it never got here jajaja, but it happens!


Cheers from Costa Rica!

Response to Old User Re-Introduction Thread 2020-08-18 10:01:20


First time I saw this site was around the early 2000s. Nobody was making the stuff you see in troves now a days but, this site was probably one of the firsts to do so.

Response to Old User Re-Introduction Thread 2020-08-18 10:34:15


Hi, I'm Haggard. I signed up in 2001 when I was 19 years old.


You probably won't know me, even though this account already reached legal drinking age in many countries. The reason for that may be that I didn't really post that much in the beginning (just look at the post count, I only reached 10k just recently) I only voted on flashes to get XP (you young folks don't even remember we had to click an extra link to deposit or XP, right?), then stopped visiting the site until I felt the sudden need to deposit again.

I think I started using the forums more in 2003, but I won't go back in my posting history because of all the cringe I might find.

I mainly kept to the "Where Is/How to?" part of the forum because the General forum was even more of a shitfest than it is today. I found a few cool people there (most of them are pretty much inactive nowadays) and used to post regularly in the Level Up! Lounge. THE place to be if you want to celebrate any milestone your account reached.


Other than that, there's not much to say other than "I am old, please help me with crossing the road!"


Surf Nazis must die! || Wi/Ht? #38

Response to Old User Re-Introduction Thread 2020-08-18 12:27:05


Hi, I'm Corky52.


I signed up in 2004. It was a pain in the ass to get on the internet back then because my father only let me on super late at night when nobody was going to call and it took 30 minutes for each flash submission to load.


I think it ended up being too much work and I ended up coming back my freshman year of college where I was a complete ass hat. Most people hated me and I was made fun of non stop. (Hmm, I guess some things never change...) I would spam the portal, do a lot of low effort posting in the forums, but wrote a bunch of super long and detailed reviews and ended up making a lot of internet friends at the time. At one point kidray76 permabanned me from reviewing for linking to a shock porn site. I somehow talked my way out of it like a year later.


Life happened, I stopped using the website again.


Fast forward, I got a desk job with a lot of downtime a few years back and started coming back to the site regularly. I became a forum and a review mod shortly after and here I am today.


I'm a father, a coach, and currently a home schooling master who also works full time and goes to the gym frequently. I do a podcast on the side whenever I have time.

Response to Old User Re-Introduction Thread 2020-08-18 12:48:08


At 8/16/20 09:19 PM, StaticSkull2 wrote: my name is staticskull and everyone hated me in 2017


I still do sometimes.


You can't fight for peace. If you fight, there ain't peace. NO, I'M NOT AMERICAN!

On every ship that floats and sails, there's someone who the captain nails.

Sig by Decky.

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Response to Old User Re-Introduction Thread 2020-08-18 20:38:23


I don't know what Newgrounds is


hi hello I joined this place in my school years while looking for a community for creators, i'm a musician and composer yada yada i finally created a thread for my music stuff if u wanna know more about me
https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1454906

Response to Old User Re-Introduction Thread 2020-08-19 01:26:07


At 8/17/20 08:52 PM, Ryanson wrote:
At 8/17/20 06:30 PM, Ryanson wrote: Hi I'm Ryan and I have bad taste in things but I think I'm unique enough that I must add something to the forum with my posts. Also I like music a lot and am trying to listen to a whole list of 220 albums that I gathered and it's intimidating. Also also I have red hair.

Writing about myself is a lot of work and I don't feel like it right now tbh. Can I make a second post later?
So, ahem. I’m Ryan. Formerly ryanson209, removed the numbers a few years back. Got the name from an online ex-gf (lmao) and also my love of DBZ. I joined Newgrounds in 2005 and have come and gone over time. I think my most active time was 2009-2012? The time when we had an unofficial chatroom was supes active. Left because I was trying to better myself… but turns out, Newgrounds is the worst because it will infect you and never leave.


I broke both my arms in a bike accident once. But that nose incident... ouch!



Good? bad? im the guy with the gun! I'd say im sorry, but you'd know it wouidnt be sincere, so have a nice day!


caleb reads ep1!

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Response to Old User Re-Introduction Thread 2020-08-19 02:23:17


Hi, I'm Simon.. not much to say about me, I'm a real drifter at the moment. Busy life but I still enjoy Newgrounds.


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While my account is not *that* old, it's old enough.


I Take very long breaks from newgrounds, but i do try to come back from time to time.


I Make Vaporwave for fun, and I'm Perusing a Career in Radio.

My Favorite Sport is Bowling, I Love to go bowling whenever I Can.

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Response to Old User Re-Introduction Thread 2020-08-19 20:51:44


At 8/17/20 12:08 AM, cast wrote: Hi. I've been here longer than all of you.


Where the ever loving fuck have you been.

If we can get you out of the woodwork then we should all clap our hands and cup our farts to drag @Jamoke out from hiding

Response to Old User Re-Introduction Thread 2020-08-19 21:18:02


I think my first exposure to this site was in 2003. My brother showed me the Harry Potter/DBZ cartoons. I remember some other DBZ parodies and stuff from back before I made an account like Goku VS Unicron, Is That OK? and some thing where Vegeta can't use the bathroom and blows up the world. I remember Salad Fingers and Neurotically Yours (which I hated the latter and thought it was stupid) and later the Awesome series cartoons. I don't remember a ton else other than parodies.


I think I made an account as soon as I figured out you could post music on here that would still be legally yours (I remember reading the rules and stuff). In 2010 is when I made my first posts to the BBS if I remember right.


I used to be a satanist, but in 2013 a lot of things happened in my life and I was forced to be sober due to circumstance and well, more things than I can write here right now happened but basically I realized that I am just human trash. Well after that I read the Gospel of Luke in the Bible and believed that Jesus Christ really did die on the cross and rise from the dead so sinners like me can be saved and go to Heaven. My whole world was turned upside down and I became a born again believer in Jesus Christ. I've been making Christian music since 2014 and I still post it here.


If you want to hear more about Jesus, just shoot me a PM.

Response to Old User Re-Introduction Thread 2020-08-19 22:15:44


I'll have been here 14 years in September.


At 8/16/20 09:19 PM, StaticSkull2 wrote: my name is staticskull and everyone hated me in 2017


heheheheheh yeah lol

honestly straight up fun times tho


also hi idk what constitutes as old but I used to watch egoraptor videos on here when I was 10 and officially signed up when I was 14 in 2014. I made a new account a year later cause the username sucked and in like 2015 I started going on the forums a lot, a LOT a lot, for a couple of years

now I just draw stuff


Art Thread, Animation Thread

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Response to Old User Re-Introduction Thread 2020-08-20 04:48:42


Me old dinosaur who happy to see that this place still exists and doing good!

Response to Old User Re-Introduction Thread 2020-08-20 11:01:40


I'm FUNKbrs.


I HATE.


I originally came to NG because it was the literal center of the internet universe. Dial up was not fast enough to support video streaming, so the main way to watch things on the internet was the very efficient format of flash cartoons and games.


I got involved in the forums in the early 2ks after I had built a small live home studio where I primarily recorded my own drumming with guitars. I notably supplied a track to @afroninja 's Territory War.


I play drums, accordion, and mandolin, and have played hundreds of live shows. I also used to ring announce for local death match promotion Sex N Violence owned by Tony Myers, who now wrestles in Japan under the name SMW Leatherface/Chainsaw Tony, formerly Hack Myers https://www.youtube.com/user/hackmyers


I was quietly uninvited from NG Meats after carving NG into my arm with a knife depicted by tom fulp in this flash: https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/387969


The fact that I also set a fellow mod named Maus on fire who happened to be a tiny lesbian using absinthe given to me by @Luis probably played some small role in this as well.


In my defense, she gave consent on video that luis might be able to find. It used to be on youtube.


I was once attacked by a crazy dude who set himself on fire, I've been shot at and had to tourniquet a friend's gunshot wounds. I've been stomped by a mob on multiple occasions, and have several prominent scars on my head as well as a permanent skull deformity from blunt impact.


I have been involved in enough fucked up shit that I am now considered clinically insane with an extreme form of PTSD.


I still work and live independently without medication, though. I've been trying to get (ineffective) therapy for the past two years, but my therapist apparently thinks I'm hopelessly insane and keeps trying to dump me for being too crazy.


I think it's important here to note I have a clean criminal record (expunged).


Cats are nice.


Me playing accordion and singing, even though I'm totally a drummer.

HATE.

Because how else do you explain 1.2 million years of perpetual war?

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Response to Old User Re-Introduction Thread 2020-08-20 13:04:39


Does it count if I've been lurking without an account?


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Response to Old User Re-Introduction Thread 2020-08-20 16:13:23


I was a browser several years ago when I was learning animation for the nth time. I am not a professional animator, just do it for fun. I keep forgeting the software when I dont use it for a while and then have to relearn. I remember creating a tank cartoon that demolished a wall. I was very proud of it and I think I posted it here or some other animation forum that was alive at that time.


Animator and fan

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I've really been enjoying this thread! It's fun to read all the stories of what people have been up to over the years.


Working on Nightmare Cops!

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Response to Old User Re-Introduction Thread 2020-08-20 16:29:50


Oh forgot to mention. Since my last visits, I moved to a different country, got married and am a father to a wonderful 3.5 year old daughter :-)


At 8/20/20 04:13 PM, svrart wrote: I was a browser several years ago when I was learning animation for the nth time. I am not a professional animator, just do it for fun. I keep forgeting the software when I dont use it for a while and then have to relearn. I remember creating a tank cartoon that demolished a wall. I was very proud of it and I think I posted it here or some other animation forum that was alive at that time.



Animator and fan

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What's up guys?


I'm TrashLock and I've been a member on this site since 2001. Kind of forgot about it for a while but it's nice to see Covid bringing people together in a way!


I submitted a game for Lock Day, called Flash Fondler, which you should definitely check out. It's a 2000's-era NG Portal simulator. Basically NG/LL themed cookie clicker. It kind of passed under the radar but all my buddies tell me it's a good game. It even works on mobile!


Stay safe everyone


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Response to Old User Re-Introduction Thread 2020-08-22 12:19:40


Been here since 2008 and a little before that probably well before I should have been on this website. I spent most of my time cruising the 'group' threads from the old days like the NGPD and EGB with occasional posts in politics. Eventually got selected as an icon mod and then bumped up to a portal mod when their privileges were reworked.


now I just spend most of my time cleaning shit out of the portal and occasionally dropping in to see how the BBS is doing


hi


[Report Rule-Breaking Portal Submissions] - [Game & Movie Portal Moderator]


hey waddup its ya boi dingleberry


i invented the funimutation genre and was one of the first 10 clocks and even collaborated with dan paladin on a flash once but didnt actually develop any artistic ability and now loathe the fuck out of any success that came from newgrounds and just come here now to rack up medals and artificially boost my metagamerscore account because small pngs give me my only source of dopamine or gratification. also i have hemorrhoids and anal fissures


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At 8/17/20 12:08 AM, cast wrote: Hi. I've been here longer than all of you.


^^^ this guy


that paladin collab i mentioned was because he thought i was this guy


whaddup i remember you as being a black man


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first time i heard about the site and used it was in 2012

I was way too young to make a account :P

(The disadvantages of being a 6 year old at certain times)


Hello there person!

That image below here is my profile

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Response to Old User Re-Introduction Thread 2020-08-24 15:09:59


Hey! Never left the site since signing up back in 2004 but not as active as I once was. Was better known as Bahamut back in the day but it's not a username I've gone by online in many years now.


Used to be a mod around here but as IRL got busier and busier I decided to step down in the end. At one point I won User of the Year from the tank awards for all the helping out I was handing to the site for the 2012 redesign.


These days I don't post a whole lot but 9 times out of 10 I'll be posting in the Level Up Lounge from the Where is/How to? forum which was like my e-home back in the day and still catch the odd face popping up every now and then. Otherwise, the odd post comes up here, C&C or VG forums.


So what do I exactly do that I'm still around for all this time? Admittedly the EXP system drew me in and after many years it became a habit to keep going and climb up the ranks as much as possible (currently in the top 40) and to catch a few content while I pop in.


Response to Old User Re-Introduction Thread 2020-08-24 16:30:37


Hey I'm Dave! I think I first came to Newgrounds at a summer camp when I was 9 when someone was showing me Potter Puppet Pals. I was drawn back in again later from Eddsworld. I was surprised how much a single person was capable of making, so that got me inspired enough to obtain a copy of Flash and try my own hand at it. I also followed some AS2 platformer tutorials on here, which is what got me started with programming too.


After enough years of being too scared to post anything, I started posting my very amateur animations, and was surprised again at the legitimate feedback people gave. When people don't like something, they give actual tangible reasons! Crazy! NATA was also really good at that, as well as fostering a real sense of community.


I've been gone for a bit because it turns out university and work takes up a lot of time. I'm back again because I finished a video finally but I think I'll be staying because I also poked around looking at the other new videos and remembered how fun that is. Even off of the front page, there's so much effort and care put into every submission, and I feel like that's pretty unique in the modern internet full of fast-pased, low effort memes. Nothing wrong with that too, but a break from it is refreshing. It also feels cozy enough that reviews/posts don't get lost in a deluge of comments. These are all things I already knew but forgot about for a bit until now.


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