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A sense of community

2010-10-10 10:20:39 by Temariix
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NG has one.

The community of this website is part of the reason I keep coming back again and again. Along with the free entertainment provided, the unique community NG offers is something you don't find too often on such a large website.

I don't want to be too emotional about it or anything, I just wanted to make it known that I feel appreciated to belong to such a great website. I'm not just another user here, I have a name who (at least some times) people remember.

Yesterday, RedHarvest had a neat idea he put into fruition. The idea was to host a Stickam group chat and those of us there would just animate together on whatever project we were working on. It was really cool seeing what other people were working on and chatting with them all. It was like a huge group motivation for everybody to finish what they were working on. I, for example, finished a segment that's been sitting around for a while and it took me about 2.5-3 hours (which is pretty awesome for me)! The animating group was like a study group and had the same mentality. Come together and help each other to reach your goal. If that's not community then I must be reading from the wrong dictionary.

If you want to participate, we're trying to keep it going. Check out this BBS article for more info.

AND WHILE I'M HERE... I've been meaning to mention this as well. The Baltimore Meetup back in May was amazing. I'm a fairly shy person when I'm not behind a computer screen, but the meetup was beyond my wildest expectations. It was the first one I've been to and I went down with Radioactive24 (which was nice, since I was introduced to more people he knew). I met some awesome people who I never would have imagined I'd get to meet. I'd list some names, but then I'd forget someone, and then they'd feel like I forgot them, which I didn't, but yeah....

Thanks to all of you at the meetup who 1) housed me, 2) talked to me, 3) made eye contact with me, and/or 4) put up with me in general! You're all awesome in my book ;)

It's just so great to see the NG community in action (and in person!) and it warms my heart (I'm a girl, I get to say this :3). Keep it going everyone! It's a pleasure to consider myself apart of your community :)

A sense of community


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FrozenFireFrozenFire

2010-10-10 11:40:33

hey tem

Temariix responds:

sup


GonzossmGonzossm

2010-10-10 13:41:56

I hardly ever watch ne animations or play games on here anymore :/ I just stick around to keep people posted and to see what other people are making.

Temariix responds:

I can't say I watch as much on a regular basis, but I try to watch some of the top rated on the weekends or when I have time during the week. It's cool to see other people's work.


suchosucho

2010-10-10 14:37:44

its a shame it was so BLOODY FUCKING HUMID that day. but yeah, the NG crowd is fantastic. if they continue to do the Pico day thing you should join in. i hear they're trying to make the office more come-and-go for members. how they'll do that without it becoming easier for ps2 thieves is beyond me but i'm sure their hivemind can think of something

Temariix responds:

Ugh, yeah... gotta love east coast weather x.x
It'd be awesome to be there for Pico day. That looked like such a blast. Plus, when I'm at school it's a shorter drive than from home which is nice. I've never been to HQ before, but it's something I'd love to do.

As for coming and going... they could set up plastic walls, or do the facility tour like in Jurassic Park :P


KembryKembry

2010-10-10 17:01:40

TRUE


MindChamberMindChamber

2010-10-10 20:43:36

thats pretty cool of you to say, NG definitely has a nice eclectic group of artists, and its always awesome to meet them.

It was good to meet you, and we're all looking forward to your stuff.


BoMToonsBoMToons

2010-10-11 01:45:21

I agree, the community is what keeps me coming back too...and the fact that the creator is so involved in that community.

Sorry I missed the Baltimore part of that meet, had to catch a flight back home.


funkycavemanfunkycaveman

2010-10-11 08:53:05

lol, is that wonchop on the left?!


TomFulpTomFulp

2010-10-11 10:06:15

Thanks for all the nice comments about NG! I'm hoping Pico Day will be another big success this year... Tim and Bob have been using the downstairs for watching football but it's in dire need of another big NG gathering.


ConalConal

2014-01-16 18:30:34

Do you want to be scouted?