In poor taste...
...but I think some of you are forgetting what site this is. Newgrounds feeds off of stirring up trouble. Tom and the gang have been doing it since the beginning.
Have you already forgotten about Pico? Its theme is a school shooting. Isn't that also in bad taste?
..The point of this flash is completely missed by the retarded masses of Newgrounds. The flash is pointing out the fact that you can make anything "Brawl" related and get on the front page of newgrounds.
I just don't understand how you people fail to realize this? I seriously think at least 75% of newground users are retarded. Absolutely retarded.
A few months ago ashford pride made a movie with a foreboding title. It was called "Awesome Grounds".
Well ladies and gentlemen, that's might as well what this site should be called (at least right now), with the top row on the front page slot dedicated to an "awesome" movie and an "awesome" parody, an "awesome" t-shirt in the newgrounds store, and pretty much every "awesome" movie in the top 100, along with han's "awesome's creed".
I can't go to newgrounds with seeing something not about egoraptor or his coveted video game parody series. It makes me wonder sometimes if pursuing anything but half-assed cartoons making mildly funny observations about video games laced with profanity is even worth it. Truly, they are what bring the masses of 13-year olds to this site, and thus increases traffic and competition in the internet world. But you have to ask yourself, with this sort of two-bit audience increasing in numbers, are they really interested in watching anything else?
I understand that it's a dog eat dog world in the online entertainment business, and to compete you have to pretty much put up content that a majority of internet browsers would click on. This includes either women or video games. Things they already know they want. And that's all they want. They sign up, watch more, and come back and do it again later. They're trained to know that what they want is easily accessible and is promoted all over the site.
Original content is often shuffled off to the bottom of the page, or never gets any attention to begin with. Now comes into play the whole 'they won't click on it unless there's a boob for the icon', etc etc. That's because they've been fashioned to think that way.
I'm not saying i have all the mysterious answers to the way people's minds work. But this much is true - if all people click on are breasts and video game icons, and you give them breasts and video game icons, you're not pushing the envelope.
Newgrounds is the epitome of user-generated content. We already have a massive advantage over youtube in the fact that making a cartoon involves so much more creativity than snappily editing your webcam footage. So instead of 200 cartoons coming out every minute, we have 200 cartoons coming out every day. That gives someone a better chance of breaking out and being discovered for his hard work, and a reward for a job well done.
But in the same way that viewers are trained that they don't have to go out of their way to avoid original content they would otherwise enjoy, authors are becoming more and more disenchanted with their personal creations and are turning to nerd culture icons and cheap tactics to get viewers.
I can't tell you how many animators I have spoken to that have shunned their own creations in favor of sub-pop culture parody and disjointed scripts sprinkled with toilet humor and profanity. a cartoon catering to everyone who's forgotten what cartoons are all about. And here we are shoving away everything about cartoons that was originally appealing and magical, because we're pretty much forced to.
I'm not pointing the finger at any one person here. I think it's part of the bigger picture - bigger than Newgrounds, too. But if people really care about the future of cartoons and animation, we wouldn't be seeing this kind of blatant favoritism.
People will find what they want if they want it. They don't need to be spoon fed it all.
For thirty years animators who strive to create something genuinely unique have gotten nothing but a slap in the face. It's sickening and it has to stop someday, before they all disappear.
Lastly, this post is not about me. I'm not writing this out of self-pity, bitterness or spite. I'm being honest. I care a lot about the future of animation, and what I see around me is very troubling. The industry is bad enough, but where the future lies is in the small corners of the animation world. Newgrounds is one of them. I spend a lot of time trying to encourage and teach frame-by-frame animation, and creating your own characters and scripts. That is what is important
I just love how real humor flys over the heads of so many NG'ers.
Pure genius, seriously
I've been watching this over and over again since Pico Day and it is truly a masterpiece. Just the atmosphere that you've captured with this flash is outstanding.
I kind of get a Wes Anderson vibe from it. Maybe you could get Bill Murray to voice act in your next flash!
But anywho, the music, the art, and the overall feel of it makes this my favorite flash on newgrounds. You've got talent man.
Lighten up ppl!
I mean geez. This flash was not meant to be taken seriously and neither is Newgrounds for that matter because without dick jokes there wouldn't be an NG in the first place. The Dick is one of the founding fathers of this Website.
I like your style!
But It just felt like something was missing. I'd like to see something with a little more time devotion lol
I'm working forward to seeing your other submissions in the future though!
The Palin bit was hilarious!
Some advice for JacobII
<i>Good Gravy... I've got a few words for you loser.. February 20, 2005
Reviewed by: JacobII Overall Score: 0
What the heck is wrong with you... Heres some advice loser loose some weight get contacts learn how to dance and please stop making crap like this and for any1 who likes this why dont you look in the mirror naked and think how any1 could ever love you.</i>
Maybe you should learn about the part of grammar which refers to "Using a comma" and then you should also think about the fact that his mother more than Likely loves him Dearly. Grow up and stop insulting others to make yourself feel better.
Great follow up
Don't know how you did it ,but it's better than the first one. I LOVE YOU!
If all the world sold Mentos we would have world peace.
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