Hmm yeah people need to stop sending me suggestions of the next meetup... make your own dammnnnn ...
Just started throwing this together... its still ghetto but you can find some pics from the comic con and a few youtube videos.. i'll be updating it all this week so just casually check up on it.
Anyone who wants to contribute to it feel free to pm me.
Well its over and im finally back home. Thought i'd share my thoughts on the whole ordeal.
It was pretty cool.. there were pluses and some minuses and i think as ng continues to be a prescense those minuses will be moot.
The great thing about it this year was meeting everyone, it was quite cool to meet up with users you've only known by screename or flash movie... met all kinds of people, hashbrown, atomic-noodle, the-swain, the milburn brothers, the super flash bros, etc etc...
That part about it was beyond what i expected and it was almost surreal at one point and me and tom were sitting there saying how bizarre it is to survey our dinner table and you got krinkles gossiping with johnnyutah, you got tom of the superflashbros discussing actionscript with DrNeroCF, then you had dustball mingling with Rog, the-swain making impersonitations for Stamper, it was just reaaaaallly bizarre and kind of cool, i mentioned to tom look at what you built here, the amount of talent at this dinner table is mind blowing we should all mate and have this ginormous flash prodigy baby.
Even meeting people who arent household names was cool, its so awesome to have people from the actual clockcrew interogate me about my clockday movie last year.. its just really humbling and if anything i came back more interested and intruiged about people, id like to definately make it my effort to work with people i never thought of before, rtil, the-swain, drnero, etc.
If there was a negative to the experience its that the newgrounds booth is far from feeling like a real booth. The fliers they passed out were cool but it explained nothing about what the site was about, you had to be already associated to know oh ok thats blockhead yeah ng is about games and movies... i think the flier bombed as a form of getting new people intruiged by it. Furthermore the banner on the top of the booth had no newgrounds.com anywhere.. there werent controllers setup for people to stop and play some games .. or nothin. If you knew nothing about ng youd walk by and think it was a t-shirt company. I almost hope that ng can live in its own booth rather than share one with the behemoth.. they are different entities and it always felt like they stole the limelight.. annoying.
If i met you at the con, and i didnt already give you a shout out drop me a pm.. there were a few users whom i am not familiar with but i wanted to learn more about how they fit into ng.
willl post pics and videos later when im not so tired
Well after a hideously long flight, im finally here in San Diego, i'll be staying with your pal Afro-Ninja so now ill wait for him to arrive and then we'll head down to the con to pick up our passes.
I'll post back here occasionally, i have yet to check if the comic con cam is up and functional.
Well I should be off to Comic Con in a matter of hours, i should probably be trimming stickers instead of typing this dumb blog but i wanted to switch up the mood from my previous one, i felt sick looking at it.
In other news, I've finally come to terms with myself and my stubburness and have decided to support my partner in crime, TommyLM and the game hes finishing up. Its been the source of a never ending feud because it was originally sponsored by AG before the whole lord bling mess and when i heard of it, i became furious. I went as far as refusing to ever look at what Tommy's been working on.. which apparently is something quite substantial. I guaranteed him id never play it nor speak of it and i wasnt budging. It cause a large rift and he was (rightfully) disappointed that someone who he respects so much is so hellbent on not acknowledging something hes working so hard on...
This went on for months and months.. and after all the bullshit that happend last week.. i thought to myself; some fights are just not worth it... lifes too short to be upset at someone... and i dont even have a right to be upset... i can dislike AG but why am i taking it out and beating up on one of my best friends...
so yeah i thought i'd clear the air about that. Not that you care, but also this blog will forever remind me that ive made up my mind to let it go, as i already had second thoughts about it.. im just a very stubburn person and i hate to bend for ANYONE.
Bleh ... its kind of bizarre i was making light of how id be making all these emo posts and yet today here i am making one.
Its been a somewhat akward past week, last week my grandmother got diagnosed with some sort of cancer, and this morning the kid of one of my relatives was killed in a wreck. I'm somewhat annoyed with myself cause my personality is somewhat cold and im like very non emo type and so like last week when my mom told me about my grandmother it was so fuckin akward cause im not one that is the comforting kind or the deeply emotional so i was just sort of unphased looking and looked more annoyed than anything and it was such an akward silence between my mom and i... in hindsight i feel like such a dickhead for not reacting to it like a normal person... anyway this morning was sort of surreal, and i been thinking about it all day how horrible it must be to wake up to find that your son's car is plastered on the morning news... bleh.
In a way its one of those cliche 'why do bad things happen to good people type of thing' ... this kid was straight up nerd kind, never dabbled in drugs like i did, never went about life in an utterly wreckless self destructive manner like have .. etc etc..
Luckly im gonna be in san diego this week and ill miss out on having to goto his funeral or what not.. but damn talk about a buzz kill...
So there we go, i wanted an emo post so badly .. its unfortunate that i finally got it.
Hola mi gente,
Well I'm not making as much progress as I'd have liked on my movie but I'm still aiming for August 7th. We'll see... I have to keep reminding myself that this upcoming week is pretty much a lost cause because of comic con shenanigans.
Speaking of which.. i had a bunch of sticker paper laying about.. so yea i thought itd be fun to make 200 of these things.
I figure I should actually make useful news posts here, that HD sprite contest deadline is creeping up quick, i have to find time to finish up the one I'm working on. I have come to the conclusion that anytime i make YouTube tutorial out of what im working on it dooms it from being released.. its like a bad omen or something. I was going to do a lip synching tutorial on what I'm currently working on but maybe i shouldnt.. :/
What am i working on... well I'm looking to submit something on August 7th.. supposeably thats when the actual Luis day was and i think i had this idea to have this self glorifying movie with subtle NG related in jokes ... i have been far from active flash wise and this will definately get me back in work mode.
In other news I've been talking to the guy who made that Pico birthday party game for pico day this last year, that game has alot of potential to be something grand and I hope we can work on it and take it to the next level.
I heard JimmySavage is coming out with his Pico day submission next month.. he has such a refreshing style on the characters I really want to see what he came up with. If you look at his alphas entry its coming together pretty well, the stills look sharp we'll have to see if the animation is up to snuff.
Also feel free to pm me with shit you are working on, i think its really motivating to see what other people are up to, this whole userpage thing has really grown on me.
I'm gonna see if i can post some pictures from comic con next week.
Heres a tutorial i just made on lip synching.
I didnt feel like making a post quite this soon but i suppose i should. I was getting tired of the AIM name thealmightylou, its like 10 yrs old and I thought since ng redesigned I want to also redesign my AIM persona, almightylou sounds so conceited and also i HATE being called lu, lou, lu-lu, lui or any further shortenings of MY ALREADY SHORT NAME.
So yeah new AIM NAME. Thats post worthy.
Also check out that ng redesign movie/collab thing I *think* im finally co-authored.... Im going to slit my wrists otherwise. /emo
Hola Redesign Visitors,
Look at this place all shiny and shit.. anyway aside from the obvious redesign theres some other stuff going on.
I'm gonna try and be as emo as i can cause i want my journal to be really personal and like the diary i keep under my pillow. Before I pour my soul out to you I think its imperative to know what im up to Flashwise cause I've been out of the scene for awhile trying to be lazy and enjoy the success of NGR.
Its actually been quite a good thing tho, i think creatively you get stuck in a rut if you stay stuck in the flash world for long periods. I'm back feeling refreshed and with new energy, I just recently completed a collab on th redesign. Who knows when Jmtb02 will submit it.
Secondly, the infamous Sketchbook Tour 07, I know its running dangerously late. But if you dont check the thread often, basically I've been waiting for this redesign to release so i can leverage some of the visual cues into the piece both print and online versions. People will moan and groan but each year it should feel different and so I felt that angle would be fresh, itll definately be a step up online wise... I'm gonna have an ACTUAL actionscripter take over the interactive elements so that its not just a slideshow like the last one and it becomes this robust experience.
Last but not least, theres a One o clock Jump 2 collab running now, hosted by yours truly. You can monitor the thread.
Its been two years since the original (w0w) and far too long to be honest and I was poking around the Audio Portal and I came across this gem, really perfect piece for the project.
So its on bitchessss.... only 9 parts available so that everyone can be coauthored and have this done properly. Of course anyone can try out for it and i'll be inviting my own goons over, TimFrommeyer, Pako, etc.. I've talked to Adam Phillips about it and hes swamped but he said he may cameo on a smaller part for the sake of being a good sport. Who knows.
Ok thats alot of typing i'll be emo next time. I PROMASSS.