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I really should keep my LiveJournal up-to-date.

I actually do have an interesting thing I've been meaning to bring up to my LJ readers. All zero of you. It's about my favorite website on the whole internet, Newgrounds.

I've been noticing an increased level of sarcasm, and general dismissiveness (I don't think that's a word) when it comes to Newgrounders news posts. What started out as a neat way to get feedback on your ideas/progress for your latest cartoons/music/whatever, seems to have become more of a "who can make the funniest sarcastic comment" contest. As a result of this, I've taken to not update there as much as I used to. Let me reference back to a few of my older news posts comments, compared to some of the comments from my latest one.

Here's a few comments from my news posts that pre-date 2/3/08:


"Cant wait to see it done, I think it will look good." (In reference to a cartoon update)


"Looks like a nice menu! I really like the flash dude on the left." (In reference to a picture I posted)

"Seems pretty decent, looks fairly new. My only advice is get a more attractive layout and banner too attract more users." (In response to a post about my old forums)

"mmm i'v seen some of your old jim stuff before! looking good man!! though i find it strange that you still do such an extremely simplified character style when you have a tablet." (In response to a screenshot I posted from an upcoming cartoon)

"Oooo this seems like it is going to turn out awesome!" (In response to another screenshot)


All very helpful/supportive comments.

Now here's a few that have been posted since 6/7/08:

"JIM DAY IS GAY! Remember this when 2009 comes along." (In response to my news post regarding Jim Day 08)

"i hope i never meet a newgrounder in real life" (In response to my comic-con report)

"I..I..I didn't think I cared...." (In response to my announcement that I'm at college now)

"did you intend to totally rip off the style from Future, or what?" (In response to a screenshot I posted of a new cartoon)



These are just a few examples of things I've noticed, it's not just on my blog, go to any of the new News Posts on NG, and I guarantee that there'll be at least a few solely sarcastic and unhelpful comments. I hate to sound annoying or naggy, all in all this really isn't a big deal, it's just one of those things that has driven me away from utilizing my once-a-week NG frontpage post.

It's not like I care if people make fun of me on the internet, but if all I'm going to get is people trying to post sarcastic/witty comments on my news posts, then what's the point of making them?

-Jimtopia

P.S. Gee, what a way to ring in the new year.


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i agree

(Anonymous)
hey peter,
this is zac
i agree w/how negative and "jack-ass-ish" the commenters on newgrounds are nowadays. btw, did u give up on evur finishing jimtopia.net's construction? jw wen i could expect a new jim cartoon
good luck at STI,
zac

I read your blog!

(Anonymous)
Whew, been wanting to post this for a long time, but never got around to it. Anyway, I love your cartoons! I'm a new animator, and I love seeing how your flashes have evolved as you got better and better! Jim is funny and great, TV Rules the Nation looks terrific and, well, all your work has great concepts put into them! I just finished watching Fizz (the new version), I gave it what it diserves- a 5! (Not like my vote is worth much, I don't have a NewGrounds account as of yet.) I can't wait for the rest of the series! Thank you for animating and best of luck with everything! *flys off on a cloud of Coke*

Re: I read your blog!

(Anonymous)
Well thanks, it's always great to hear from people who have seen and enjoy my stuff.

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(Anonymous)
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(Anonymous)
Excellent article and easy to understand explanation. How do I go about getting permission to post part of the article in my upcoming news letter? Giving proper credit to you the author and link to the site would not be a problem.

NATO takes over command of military operations in Libya

(Anonymous)
[b]NATO is taking over command of military operations in Libya from coalition forces, world media reported Sunday.[/b]

The UN Security Council imposed the no-fly zone over Libya on March 17, along with ordering "all necessary measures" to protect civilians from Muammar Gaddafi's attacks on rebel-held towns.

The 28 NATO ambassadors met on Sunday to decide on further military plans in Libya.

The United States transfers command for a no-fly zone over Libya to NATO, while coalition forces will continue to protect civilian population from attacks by Gaddafi forces.

The military operation in Libya, codenamed Odyssey Dawn, has been conducted so far jointly by 13 states, including the United States, Britain and France.

NATO members decided on Thursday to assume responsibility for the enforcement of a no-fly zone in Libya, but could not agree on taking full command of all military operations in the country.

Meanwhile, leaders of the 27 European Union states on Thursday issued a statement saying the EU stood ready to assist in building a new Libya "in cooperation with the United Nations, the Arab League, the African Union and others."

MOSCOW, March 27 (RIA Novosti)

http://en.rian.ru/world/20110327/163235937.html

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