I made a toon about what some old games characters might think of Kickstarter
And in non-internet news, I scored a local film short that's just got accepted into Cannes festival! Hoorah
So since I was working on the toon so much, I had to spend most of today sorting out all the travel stuff I'd neglected for my flight tomorrow to Philadelphia and Pico day, and it had me thinking about Newgrounds meets.
I regular the UK meets and would say I'm a fairly sociable guy once I'm out somewhere.
But I remember a few years ago when I went to my first ever Newgrounds meet. I was so shy and un-socialised I only stayed for a couple of hours before leaving (despite having traveled several hours to get there).
Afterwards I remember telling my self I was going to be less shy so next year I could actually talk to more people. And that ended up being the main thing that pushed me to get out, get over my shyness and stop being such a recluse.
...well I'm still a pretty big recluse, but the point is I can go out and see people when I want now.
So kind of ironically, a site focused around stuff to do alone in front of a computer monitor was what pushed me to go out and be more sociable.
It's kind of embarrassing. But I just realised "hey that's actually a pretty big difference this site I go to has made to me", so kind of wanted to share it and see if it's made any difference on anyone else.
How has Newgrounds changed your life?