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Set the last few orders of the store off today, it was pretty positive to see so much activity and rallying of the NG community. I think nowadays, especially on the general forum there is this air of panic and misery about the NG community and where its going, it kind of blows your sails sometimes, but when you get love, it's like the most motivating thing on earth and undoes all the gloomyness. So from someone who personally dealt with the store and all its issues and headaches after Bob left, THANK YOU for supporting the site by buying shit(well its not shit, but you know what i mean)
Secondly, as the store rode into the sunset, I am also doing so. Well no, I'm not leaving the site, I've always found it dumb when people do so and even more dumb when they make this elaborate post about it. It's just a website, you can come back anytime you want. Why you need to quit to begin with always behooved me. ANYWAY what I am doing is im moving on in my career! Today is my last day in fact.
Seems like it would be a gloomy thing, but it's not, and today I re-read Ross' last userpage post and I was motivated to do the same and do so with a positive spirit about it because after all it is a positive thing believe it or not. Unlike Ross tho, I'm still going to be as active as I usually have been. I was a user well before I was an employee anyway so that doesnt really change anything post mortem.
A new decade
So I guess the next question is, why would I leave my job at NG, well, I've been doing heavy design work as of late, on the NG mobile stuff and toying with how the site changes (i removed the userpage post with the screens because alot of it has changed and I want to invest some time into managing it moving forward, while not physically working at the office anymore). I admit that I've really fallen in love with where front-end, design and responsive systems are going and I pretty much have got to the point where I feel like to continue progressing in my career and my newfound hunger, perhaps it's a good opportunity to explore other opportunities. I wanted to use 2014 as a springboard for doing so. I've reached the 10th year as a professional and it felt like a good time to really make a drastic change and get out of my comfort zone and embrace new challenge and adventure. So that's what I'm doing.
In a nutshell
I would be remiss to not mention what an incredible opportunity it was to work at Newgrounds, and all the users I've had a chance to meet and the incredibly talented people that this site has won over all over the world. To have had the opportunity to meet,errr drink sometimes.. with them has been mindblowing and inspirational on its own.
I'll probably do an occasional meet-up moving forward, so that part of my role at Newgrounds probably hasn't changed regardless and I frankly enjoy it still and of course I enjoy traveling when I can.
I think overall I think NG has the most heart of any company I've ever worked for or even known, and its important that as a community that never changes. That's what distinguishes us from the YouTubes or whatever other faceless companies of the world that NG battles with day in and out. It's a worthwhile battle, I think sometimes it's frusterating that people dont give the site enough credit for fighting the good fight.
So yeah, that's that. I'll still attend pico day this year and whatever other events I'm likely to run into NG people at and it'll be business as usual for the most part really. I'm working on a Pico Day game with good ol' BomToons and its coming along well.
So thats today's news update!
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