Grab a cup of coffee, a few energy drinks, and maybe some popcorn. This update is rather long and probably the most I've ever written for Newgrounds. It sums up to around 4-pages in Microsoft Word, so take your time. I hope you enjoy this update.
I've been thinking whether or not of animating for now. I've been on the border of going back or not. It's been about a week since my announcement, yet still I don't have any interest. I've been posting casually sometimes during the day in the General Forums. I randomly check the Flash Forums at times. I have been swamped with school though recently which sucks.
I don't know if I should animate or not which is bothering me. I really want to whip up something for Madness Day, in the least time I have left but I'll probably fail horribly. Hopefully, I can have some nice Newgrounds related Halloween Animation short. I have some ideas already stirring in my mind.
The storyline will probably be some type of horror type of thing. No screamers because I obviously hate those type of things. Maybe to the point where you'll be like, "Wow, that was fucking twisted." But that's really it. It won't be that extreme.
Another thing that went on last week was the UK/London Meet-Up 2007. You should check out the page to learn more interesting information about the days spent in London. It was basically arranged by Luis. Others helped with the whole crew as well. Such as Mogly, and The-Super-Flash-Bros. Just take a look if you're interested. It's pretty cool. Wish I could of went, but I'm kinda in the USA Region. New Jersey is quite the boring. Waiting for that New York meet up! Hah.
If you look below you'll notice some type of character mascot. I've been doodling that little guy on my papers recently in school. School is another thing that's been smashing into my schedule. It's rather annoying, but I'll deal. He's kind of a character image of myself. My kind of imagination character. I think he'll eventually grow into something beyond the little doodle on my paper some day. We'll see though.
It's kind of confusing at points with animation and I. Since school started, I've been very non-productive, I haven't been having the activeness as I had once before. I feel like shit somedays though. It's killer. I go to sleep around 10-11pm, since I have to wake up 6am during weekends. I get ready, and go off to the hell-hole. It's not that school is hard, it's just that who wants to do it? Maybe, I should just stop bitching and complaining. I do that way too much.
Enough of that shit. To sum up this blog thing, I need the following people for my site if anyone is interested:
- A HTML/CSS CODER
That's all I really need. The reason because I'm horrible at coding, and I'll probably end up failing in the end. So if anyone has any free-time to help me code my site I'd appreciate it alot. The farthest I've ever gone with CSS isn't that good. Look how far I've got . It's horrible. My knowledge of CSS probably will increase but I really don't have time. I'd really appreciate it, if someone can tag team with project with me. I'd be very pleased if anyone wanted to help. I'll do all art and ideas, I'd just need someone to help me map the whole thing out with codes, and everything.
I'll basically need the site with a few things.
Not much is needed. It's just a matter, if anyone wants to help. I will design it, I just need a coder to help me along the lines of building this thing. I'll also do artwork, if anyone wants to help with that, than just ask away. Just throw some ideas at me, and we'll see what goes on.
A quick note, before ending this whole news post completely. I think maybe I should drift off into something more animation related again. Recently, about a week ago an animation was released by the ever-so-good animator, rtil. His recent animation, Metropolis Circuit is a rather interesting introduction Flash to a soon to be in production series he's creating. The animation is a bit choppy at some points but it's still by far greater than anything I can create. I really like the animation and time put into it. The style looks nice as well. For more information here's the Author's Comments:
"Project Freetown : Metropolis Circuit
i've never spent more time and effort on a flash than this one. i really hope you enjoy the first flash that introduces my series and universe Project Freetown.
Two of the main characters here, Violet and Ravi, race across the North district of the city of Freetown, on a planet much the same but also different than ours. You can read more inside the flash cartoon.
i hope you enjoy this piece, and look forward to more in the series. i have already started the next one.
if you'd like to see a version with higher quality audio, there are ones at my website which you can get to from the cartoon or the link underneath my name and profile."
rtil seems to have brought character into the animation which I liked . I loved the color palette and patterns used in the animation, as well as the music added to make it really good. For more feedback and recognition, I'll plug in a site link for ya if you want to see more of his work. .The Back Alleys It's rather nice, the design of the site could improve though. Even though I'm not one to judge on site design. I can't make shittt.
Another artist, I'd like to mention is the creator of Sonic: Nazo Unleashed Pt. 3. The reason I'm mentioning Chakra-X is not because he was recently added to Front-Page but because his work is rather nice. Looking like he's a local from Philadelphia, which I live near, he seems to be pretty interested in animation. This Flash Animation is kind of like a Dragonball Z episode with the Power-Ups and effects. It has variety. One thing I notice that needs to be improved would have to be the background art. It needs work, along with some more shading. The characters did turn out nice though, as well as the animation. If you want to check out more, you should watch the other two parts before the one I just mentioned to understand the whole concept. Part 1 and Part 2
I'm kinda trying to plug in as many artist interests in these News Posts more and more, as I can. I want to advertise and make this not only my site profile, but everyone else that interests me as well. Everyone needs good publicity, and hopefully this helps out a bit of people. :)
Another thing, you guys shouldn't forget is Madness Day 07' is going to be coming up, so don't forget it. There should be alot of submissions that day by various authors. Such as the creator, Krinkles, along with many others. I believe. Just don't forget -- SEPTEMBER 22nd!
Other interesting site related news would have to be the thread in the Art Forum. It's a thread thats about "Newgrounds Staff Style." You basically create yourself as the art like Johnny Utah's work of the NG Staff characters. It's a rather interesting thread if you like art, so you should check that out.
Also, as shocking as it sounds liljim, actually posted something. Rather funny but true, so check that out. I'm just outlining the updates of the site. Some are featured on a few of Tom's Front Page Posts. I'm just high-lighting the week. Probably useless and a waste of space, but oh well. Deal with it.
Moving on and ending this, Anyone involved about the coding -- Just contact me at any of my contact information. Email, or PM. Maybe even on Messager. Just drop me a line.
Alright enough of this nonsense, You guys really don't care about this babbling bullshit. I'll leave you kids alone, See you in another week or two. Maybe a month!