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Looking to get back into animating cartoons, trying to build a new animation portfolio.
I just need a story worth telling!
Big news! On Nov. 1st 2010 I quit pop.
Withdraw was rough. It took 60+ hours of withdrawal migraine, and three separate nausea induced vomits before the symptoms have faded. And then I was physically free, but the psychological battle raged on for a few weeks. It was especially hard when eating out! So weird to choose lemonade instead of diet coke @ subway!
Today though, after a decade of drinking four or more 2liters of pop a day...
I am caffeine free for 2 months!
Sometimes I wonder if I'm too old for newgrounds. But how can an animation aficionado like myself ever grow tired of indie cartoons and video games? I'll always be lurking.
I just want to say that I think Barack Obama will be the best president we have ever had. I voted for him in 2005 and I voted for him again in 2008. I want to say this now, publicly, at the beginning of his term in office, before anything that might change public opinion happens. Here's hoping for a better world.
Why should you know me? For the same reason you should know earfetish or purelionheart or crimson_edge or Gooch. I was a key player in the part of newgrounds history that took place between 2004 and 2006.
The main reasons I was loved is because of my art contributions and stories. Here are some interesting threads
The cause of my initial fame:
"I will draw you artistJ style"
at the time it was made, it was the longest I will draw you thread in the history of the bbs.
Before I was famed for the drawing, I came out of my shell in DirtySyko's appreciation thread and Osamaramma is cool club, as well as similar clubs and crews threads where we all sucked each others dicks and made friends
In those days people tended to like personal my stories about my life... I would put a little life story into many of my posts. Not that I claim to be particularly interesting.
Here were a few of those stories.
About the time I was Homeless.
Last thing I stole
Most embarrassing thing that ever happened to me
and the time I saw a ghost
and when I got stabbed by a homeless man
In those days I thought my rants were very well put together at times. Like this one about Pirating Software where I went head to head with the NG political giant Maus-well before she was a mod.
We were able to have a mature argument over the distribution of goods... I got involved in a lot of political threads, but wont really post links since it was always just me ripping off the daily show. My political stance hasn't changed much, but in retrospect my immaturity shows in those posts.
I also spent a lot of time picture spamming and was known to be quite the attention whore.
Showing off Art skills that, compared to the digital stuff I create these days, were super lame, but worth a look anyway.
And then there was giving art tips to people new digital art.
These are shitty examples but there were many others, albeit they are all mundane to reread.
But most of my critiquing and advice occurred on Josh Bend's web startup Retrogade, which cloned newgrounds portal/forum layout, only for art, and was entirely populated by Newgrounds transients.
BTW, do you know if Bedn is out of prison yet?
and then this thread gave me a fat head
ArtistJ Appreciation Crew
And so I attempted to make another drawing thread.
And I failed.
And then I faded into obscurity.
And people missed me.
I guess that sums up who I was pretty well...
Can we be friends now?
Check out my new series of aSka influenced oil paintings created step by step in this thread! Your comments influence the direction I take!
I'm really looking forward to being a regular again on newgrounds. Plannin' on making 2009 the best year yet. If you have an idea for a flash cartoon, or if you are an adult in the chicagoland area, hit me up!