So yesterday i got my first award for a part in my latest collab. Personally I thought it was alright, nothing extremely special and it got Daily 4th Place. It did have some really awesome parts though.
What do you think?
I DISCOVERED THIS LAST NIGHT AND I MUST SHARE THIS WITH THE INTARNETS.
It's a LIVE camera feed from somewhere in Switzerland thats on a llama farm. The camera can be moved via the controls to the left, although they are in German (I think.) There's no sound, but a pretty clear picture and it's LIVE from SWITZERLAND with LLAMAS or something. It's not clear wether or not more than one person can be on the website and move the camera around at the same time, so if you do go on, tell me if it moves on its own.
Ok, so some of you might be saying it's just an ad and everyone needs to stop bitching about it, but its not the way it looks that bothers me. Its the fact that Newgrounds is turning into a billboard website when it was perfect being the nice creative community website where people could go to meet with other artists, thinkers, and 13 year old fat, bitch titted, anime fans.
I realize Newgrounds needs some way of generating revenue other than merchandise and donations, but putting on ads like this needs to stop before it gets out of hand, and every week we have a new cheap F2P MMO advertisement up.
Ideas or thoughts on this?
Coercion [koh-u r-shuhn]
1. the act of coercing; use of force or intimidation to obtain compliance.
2. force or the power to use force in gaining compliance, as by a government or police force.
Now moving at nearly full speed, I plan to have this project done for Madness Day 2009. A preview can be seen here.
Comments and critique is greatly appreciated. Keep in mind its a preview!
Started work on this as of December '08 and let it go for a few months until I picked it up a week or two ago.
The very beginnings:
Since I took part in The Lazer Collab Recharged (3) and got co-authored, I am now officially a Newgrounds artist. Yay me.
So lately I've been playing Castle Crashers and Portal Defenders and looked at both games and though how awesome the way they played was. So, I started a new game in Flash, and voila! I got THIS.
I may need a coder for this game, since I could only get him to walk around. I don't have very much actionscript background, so any help would be awesome.
Tonight I'm going to Video Games Live in Oakland! It's gonna be awesome, they play music from video games old and new LIVE with an orchestra and have booths/galleries/Stands/ect. Starts at 8:00 PM tonight!
In other news about my life, I'm feeling very emotionally tired and depressed. Recently my loneliness has taken a major dive, and I now eat lunch alone, behind the gym every day. I don't see people on the weekends or at school really. I really don't know what to do, and I'm going to be a Freshman in high school next year which sounds kinda scary to me, especially since my older brother will be a Senior. If you don't already know he's a complete douche bag and never lets up on me, and the thought of him with friends against me alone, in a high school setting sounds like hell. He always rags on me for playing too much Xbox and Counter Strike Source. He keeps telling me to go get a life, make some friends, call somebody, DO something. He just doesn't get it, and never will. He even got the French exchange student we were hosting a few days ago to say "Ted has no life" in English :|
So, besides having more bad news than good news, I HAVE been doing something. I decided to join a collab via the Newgrounds.com forums called the Lazer Collab: Recharged. Its the last and final lazer collab of 3, and its scheduled to come out sometime between March 10-25th. All the parts are in, and were adding finishing touches to the menu/pre-loader/ect. Hopefully it will make the front page like the other 2 did! Other projects I'm working on include a tutorial and a movie using The Cat Empire's 'One Four Five' song.
That's all thats going on right now with me, in case anyone out is listening.
Here are a few facts about my life that few to none know about me:
1. I eat lunch at school behind the gym, alone, almost every day.
2. I love Chinese food.
3. When I play Gears of War, I imagine i'm chainsawing a kid in half who used to be my one and only friend who turned on me for no reason and made my life miserable. Now he is popular.
4. I don't watch porn, but I'm straight. If I said that to most guys I know, they'd probably think I'm gay.
5. I don't like to talk, and it makes me "weird" and "socially awkward" to other kids.
6. The group of people I call my friends almost seem to ignore me when I try to talk aloud to them. I know when I'm not wanted, I'm not stupid.
7. If I could execute 3 people in this world I would know who I would execute and how.
8. I see the side of video games and the tech industry like nobody I know sees it. I look at video games like jocks look at football or baseball, It has a career in it, it takes a certain kind of person to fulfill that career, and you have to love it to be good at it.
Thats all I can think of for now, I'm sure I'll come up with moar.
Since I'm doing my part for the Newgrounds community (Finally), maybe you guys should too. Check this out:
Its the first collab I've been a part of other than the horrible failure the was the Forgive Me Collab that died as a wee lil' forum topic. Anywho, if you want to join DON'T GO AND SAY "OHHHH LOOKZ KEWL IMA JOIN MMKAY?!" Make a part according to the rules on page one of the topic then show us. If we like it, your in.