Wazzup y'all old farts. I'm Guidodinho ('gi-do-dean-yo).
Back in the early zeros, near my end of middle school, whenever I had some unsupervised time on the computer, me and my buddies would go on some game sites and played a bunch of silly flash games. And lil naive ol me back then wasn't aware of the vast oceans of internet porn, and other smut that's out there.
So back on these game sites (where often a lot of NG games were stolen from and uploaded all over), of course, me and my classmates took a peek at the 18+ games. One of those games that got really popular among my classmates was this one just titled: 'Drugdealer' on the website (I think it was 'Frank's Adventure' officially, the game should still be around on here.
Such a crappy game by today's standard of course, a lot of work for some low quality jpegs of some anime tiddies, but back then, earning those shitty dirty pics really felt rewarding. Now I can just leasily ook up the most extreme depraved sorta shit and just sit there, unimpressed.
Anyway, because of that lil game I came to know about newgrounds, because of lil perverted pre-teen me wanted to check where those naughty flash-games came from (also found and played the shit out of Alien Hominid after that, besides the games to earn dem noody-pics).
Did't check much other things, or make an account here after that and kinda forgot about the site. But a couple years after that, I was doing some random google search, I saw this logo of: 'Super Mario Bros Z'. Thought it would be some crappy short or just a shitty drawing, but checked it out anyway. I watched the first episode (actually on Cheezyart I think) and was totally baffled that a single dude could could take some video game graphics and play around with it to make the character do all kinds of epic shit. Whenever a new episode of SMBZ was posted I call my brother (or he called me and we'd sit down and watch it together).
Me still stoked about how cool the concept of sprite animation was to me, wanted to make shit like that, so I checked the ending credits and looked up where I could find some sprites and started learning how I could edit them in good ol' MS Paint. I also wanted to get em to move of course, and not having any animation software (or knowledge), I resorted to Windows moviemaker. So for each frame of animation, I gobbled together some game backgrounds and sprites and saved them as BMPs. I knew nothing about PNG or gif formats, i just knew the spritesheets got messed up when i saved them as jpegs, so that resulted in massive sized folders and taking me forever to import all the images in moviemaker and rendering the video took ages.
So after months of klunkily having fun with paint and moviemaker, i went to look what the Alvin Earthworm used to animate SMBZ with. Found it was Flash. And started nagging my dad that i wanted to buy flash to animate with. But couldn't find it in any store around, plenty of video editing software, but I was stubborn, I didn't want no video editing software, i wanted animation software.
Looking around online, I was shocked to find out how insanely expensive Flash actually was (think around 500/600 bucks for Flash8 then). So that kinda destroyed my hopes to get better animation tools, cause there was no way lil 12-ish year old me could afford that. But after looking around some more, i found some youtube video to get my greedy lil hands on a pirated copy of Flash8, wich I still have, and cherish, and even still use as my default tool for whatever lil image editing or whatever digital doodle i wanna crap out.
So after a shitload of tutorials and trial and error. I made some lil sprite animations in Flash instead of Paint+moviemaker, and newgrounds was the place to put em. So around 2009, i finally made me an account here, and got more interested in other animations here. So thanks to that I came across some awsome classics, Harry Partridge's stuff, Swain's Blockhead and Mastermind series and Eddsworld. Those and SMBZ were the ones, whenever one was uploaded, I would stop what i was doing, let the flash load, grab some drinks+snacks, if my brother or some friends were chilling nearby, I'd holla them, and we'd enjoy the shit out of it.
Haven't been quite active after that era, mostly because live came around for a solid kick in the nuts, but I still regularly lurk around and browse some movies and art, or other nonsense from people who still post neat stuff here.
But whenever any creative juices get flowing again, wether it be music thingies or other stuff i can make in flash (as dead as flash may be, you can still make some cool (interactive)-things with it). This site will be the first place it will be posted on.
Still love the shit out of this site. One of the rare places where you can simply make little shitposts, or fully well-written out reviews n shit.