i've always had a funny idea that i should write up some word document for someone to post here in the event that i died. i'm not known much here by members in real life, and my account would slip into inactivity without the 3 people that follow knowing why.
well. i never did write it. concise words of profundity and thanks aren't my strong suit at all, and especially not any kind of goodbye, but this site as a whole means so much to me, and i want you guys to know that before its too late for me to say so.
i'm sure others can sum up the function and goals of NG better than me, so i'm just going to ramble about how much this place means to me personally, and what a home it is.
i'm not really a tumbleweed, but i have lived in a fair amount of places over the US, switched around schools, eventually dropping out of the public system altogether to homeschool online. now because my homeschooling curriculum was about as challenging as a pacman colouring book, i had to find other ways to fill out my school day to allow mumsy to believe she's spending thousands wisely. i found newgrounds.
now, glorious caches of free content aside, it took me a long while to actually discover the reason i kept coming back to this site. its real. its full of real people and a real community. staffers that are good snarky lovable bastards, that are the best coke mules ever to have all the $$$ they spend to keep this community strong. i'm forever indebted to these guys for letting me tag along to their live meets and get-togethers - which are innumerable and fun, seriously check em out guize. but these people are skilled artists and technicians first, businessman second, and i think that deep down that's why newgrounds has remained fun, expressive, chaotic, and blissfully illogical - just the way day-dreaming real-world rejects like me can understand and interact.
but seriously, you'll not find any other domain on the web with a better, more sincere, cut of artists/ animators/ composers/ and creators out there. from the cheapest spam to the most gorgeous solo fbf toons, you can just tell people are having a good time and enjoying what they do. i dont deserve a single chum i've made off this site's expense, and certainly not the free booze'n'grub i'm offered out of Tom's basement.
-and i'm certainly no big fish, i've not been treated differently from any of you - heck anyone whose reading this has most likely contributed way more to NG than i ever have, so i really hope this place is even more special to you guys that keep it growing. i can't thank everybody enough for providing the best e-home i can ever find. i hope it lives on way longer than i do
so i put down my pills, and my glass of magic koolaid, because i can't wait to see you chaps outside again.
thanks for everything