Just wanted to write a few thoughts down. I first came to NG in 2003 watching Xaio Xaio and playing Alien Hominid. I'm now one of those Johnny Walker-drinking corporate stooges I always thought I'd never be, but it's ok. Focusing on finances and careers and stuff really can suck the soul outta you. At the same time, I've matured a lot and have done well for myself.
In a few weeks, I'll be graduating with a MBA in finance. To think I began undergrad as a graphic design major on the heels of my animations. Jeez. I remember Tom Fulp talking about Newgrounders growing up together and discovering adulthood and all that jazz. I read some old posts, reviews, and private messages over the past few days and remembered just how vital NG was for me as a teenager. Working as a corporate cog reminds me of just how uncreative most people are, and Newgrounds was always the opposite.
I hope this all doesn't sound too depressing or anything. Like I said, I am actually doing quite well. But, I miss NG and that magical feeling of making those Flashes at 3am, submitting at 5am, blacking out, then waking up on a hot summer afternoon with a bunch of new reviews.
Hope everyone else is well,