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"What are you talking about? Every single one of us is perfectly fluent in English. It's just that most of them are deliberately encrypting their dialogue and remaining secretive from you all just to tease your minds." -- Latios
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Level 25 Writer
Ranked as Major
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Recent Game Medals
Total Medals Earned: 1,965 (From 298 different games.)
Wow! I never thought about the fact that I've been making a deposit perhaps every consecutive day for possibly more than 400 days since I returned to this website. It was likely at the end of April last year that I came back here to look after the Flash Portal once more. Perhaps now is a good time for me to reflect on the past three years I've had this account...
I first joined this website on August 7th of 2011 under the name MrButSeks, following Lobstah's footsteps. Lobstah was a friend of mine on YouTube during my rogue days. Quickly learning about the voting system on Newgrounds, I set off to build a stronger voting power so I could have a better chance of saving Lobstah's next Flash submission... which never arrived, it seems. Even so, I got quite carried away with monitoring the Flash Portal. There were (and still are) a whole bunch of garbage hidden object games and test animations smuggling themselves through the portal; I made a commitment to put an end to all of this. Yes, I was about to join the ranks of the statwhores.
Over time, however, I was losing my motivation to check the portal. It wasn't about the long route to Level 60 and the Supreme Commander rank, but more of visiting Newgrounds every day in general. There are only a select few websites I visit almost every day, one of them being YouTube. Eventually, my discovery of the 2012 redesign completely stopped me from visiting completely. What happened to my B/P bonus? Where the hell is everything?!
I'm not exactly sure why I came back more than a year later, but I certainly don't regret it. I continue to have lots of fun here on this website, as brilliant, bizarre, and addicting Flash content keeps flowing through the portal. The two-frame loops and reskinnable games still piss me off, especially since they still have a tendency to pass judgement. That being said, it's hard to think that I've viewed more than 15,000 different Flash videos and games for all the time I've had this account!
I've actually been on Newgrounds long before I created this account. It was back in 2006 when I discovered a whole bunch of these crappy yet amusing Mario parodies, all animated with sprites. Perhaps sprites were still more tolerable than they are now. The most influential video that brought me to Newgrounds was Super Mario Land IV, which I just so happened to discover on YouTube. Yes, YouTube was the prime enemy of Newgrounds in those days, wasn't it? Everyone just stole everyone's work of everything completely carefree!
Considering the fact that I'm an AdBlock Plus user, I feel obligated to purchase a supporter upgrade soon enough. I originally viewed Newgrounds as this hostile community of people who will attack noobs at any cost, but I eventually came to figure out how wonderful this website really is. It's been streaming live content since 1999, which is perhaps the most important thing the internet could ever have.
Newgrounds deserves more recognition, and it definitely deserves my support.
Edit on 8/29/2014: I am now at level 25. Let's throw parties at people to cause concussions.