I think I ticked that fancypants "Post to Front Page" button hehe
it was fun
... at least for me. idk bout you guys. Especially what happened in December, when I got the chance to make not one, but two illustrations for @GeoKureli's Advent Calendar!
by this year, I
- took part in my first collab!!!
- got more than a hundred followers
- have submitted/have appeared on at least one submission in all 4 NG Portals
- took a piss
- got followed by @TomFulp <3
- got frontpaged
- met tons and tons of wonderfully lovely people
- got followed by said lovely people
- etc etc
epic character development
I *actually* improved my art skills! I went from redrawing an old piece with same boring colors and messy bg
to drawing a dude rocking the contrabass on a live stage.
... nothing interesting from my music.
I'm also planning to be a game dev, though I'm not gonna make my games as serious as other games on this site. One of the games, the biggest one out of the bunch, is literally called "A Waste o' Time: A Stupid Amateuristic Platformer That Very Much Lives Up To Its Name".
... no, still nothing interesting for music.
Animation has been quite rocky, for reasons I don't wanna repeat again. I managed to squeeze out two videos, one of them voiced by @GrantTheHeirophant! (He's probably making another half-hour documentary on why Jimmy John's is pure jackshit. Love you Grant)
..... alright, fine. I kinda improved on my instrument choice and overall musical knowledge. If I had to pick, my current inspiration is Koji Kondo's works on Mario and Zelda, since I've been playing a lot of the old stuff ever since. (Don't ask how I got the games please)
a love letter to Newgrounds
before I end this newspost, I'd like to give a really big, like really really big, dinosaur-sized-times-50-times-50 big thanks to Newgrounds. I've always felt like home here, and everything I've done has always been for this site. every artwork, every animation... everything. I've done a lot of stuff in this site that I might never even be able to do on another site. I feel safe knowing what Newgrounds truly is, a site resembling the vibe of a small town just near the big cities, a metaphor for all the mainstream platforms like YouTube and Instagram.
here i've met many people, lots I would never meet hadn't it been because of this site. shoutouts to @ninjamuffin99 for making the Newgrounds server, which helped me meet most of the people I know now today. I've learned a lot from them.
thank you all, and happy new year! I want to go!
oh, and @PotatoMunch says hi.