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Posted by Boss - August 12th, 2019
Posted by Boss - August 5th, 2019
heres my response to deleted "egoraptor twitter bla bla bla thread"
there was more to the original post than this link but this basically shows whats going down. idk just wanted to post this so i didnt type it for nothing since i feel I can reveal the layers on these issues to some extent, although i dont have anything but a general context and observation of the community and site, and im not an expert on who is large and what power dynamic may truly be going on here, this is ultimately what I think about a comment like this and in a way I agree that a "leaving the church" kind of reaction is an astute reflection of the facts i touch upon, such as youth being drawn to such a sturdy community and paltform as newgrounds and this leading to attitudes that could either be pandering or underdeveloped modes of self guidance
this is interesting because there is some truth to it, and i think theres also things people arent considering about what is perceived. for the record i didnt even watch the video so i dont know anything. as far as i can see some of the visible community members on ng still are at times people who like to troll, possibly defend hate language etc. are super weirdos etc but you will find that anywhere online and its not the sites fault as historically i think the web is progressing into a nicer culture compared to the toxic past of cheering on sociopath content and the imitation of schizophrenic behavior
i think the site deserves a better rep but nothing is perfect and I have to agree when someone points out some things are still weird, just like anywhere
i think ultimately the perception of an "old-ng" comes from user submitted animation sites drawing in lots of young people. i think its normal and right that young people are allowed to act out in the weird shit that they will naturally do and maybe people remember it without realizing its still happening anywhere young people are learning by trial and error how to act and how not to act. at the same time it could be a criticism of "old ng users" who have a cult like status or form in some way. i dont have massive knowledge on this but i agree people even who have proved their selves to a community or group or some level of success can still be total assholes who are extremely unpleasant and make you rather not pay much attention to them and also make it clear why its mostly just kids who seem to like them in droves, ultimately none of this is black and white and is really complex though so ultimately I would say the website is doing good and part of its reputation comes with the service it gives to people which is why so many people say they "got their start" here since its just such a big and good site for young users to submit content learn and grow on for such a long time now
ultimately i agree with egoraptor telling people to be nicer. i think thats sort of the whole point of succeeding and doing good is to be able to have the position and power to just be as nice as you can and to help people. maybe the video was super lighthearted and really basically just helped the community it joked about get exposure and arin is being a joe budden oldhead but his sentiment still feels right to me and i can maybe see where he is coming from but i can see why people are upset that he is throwing ng "under the bus" when i think its not a strike against the whole site itself, which on a deeper level i think really stands as a piece of web history and connection to huge indie art and game communities and landmarks along with the close staff connection with the behemoth and their games. i dont think you can interpret what he said as something that goes against the core operators of the website, so I kind of can see why he said what he said and why he phrased it how he phrased it, just to level this all in my own perspective. in some way as some one who has sort of bitterly matured and almost become cynical about the cynics on NG who i used to be so much more like and now happily alienate myself from whether i cant come close to measuring my dick as longer in any form, i am really happy that arin has made this criticism because no one should blindly follow an entity and his intentions seem to not be malicious, where as oneys response may be appropriate in calling him out on his joe budden oldhead assness could possibly coming from a weird place of not willing to look into the accuracy of his intention or having the self respect to consider it that way
either way i could be the same on a much worse level for typing this much without even watching the video to look for deeper context on the issue but I would like to overall say that anything can be sensibly leveled and considered without it meaning anything too serious. im kind of happy to see that someone just wants people from the animation community to be nice and to be better because it seems like some people end up fooling themselves by pandering to kids and allowing themselves to keep being wacky and wild as fuck much longer than they probably should, this being a general observation in itself
Posted by Boss - June 18th, 2019
So a couple of months ago I was sort of semi regularly posting news posts to update and advertise that I was streaming old video games on twitch. I did Yoshis Story, Cave Story, Mario 64, Links Awakening, some Mario 64 ROM Edits, and more recently was playing a weird translation ROM of Pokemon Green I grabbed from who knows where.
Streaming is something that builds an audience way better if you can do it consistently, on a weekly basis, or a few times a week, and at first I was doing ok, but then this happened... my hard drive space filled up because videos take lots of Gigabytes.
I have wanted to upload a backlog of all of my streams to youtube for documentations sake, even though a lot of these have my microphone on mono and I didn't realize I had to select a stereo mixdown option in OBS for my mic.
My streams have a lot of other problems finishing touch wise, but overall I think they served functionally as some gameplay with an almost quasi podcast like talking style on my half, and sometimes talking with the people viewing in the chat.. So I want to continue streaming consistently and getting better at all of the aspects of this, but right now I have entered a phase of converting videos, cutting them so it doesnt take too long to upload them to YouTube/crash my computer because I'm trying to handle something too large for it, and then I can start filling it up again with more recordings. In the meantime I have made promotional art in gimp that you can show your grandma and your friends.
I have maybe 20 GB of space free now. When I had filled my HD up I was getting close to like only 2 GB so it felt kind of tight.
I have maybe 20 or 30 more GB of video to convert and upload. Then I'm going to start trying to figure out how to make things into a playlist on my channel and start adding better touches to the production side which god knows it needs but while its in its current form, I personally don't mind the weird pirate radio charm it gives it, but would definitely like to be producing material that actually will draw in more viewers and be something people actually want to share.
So In the meantime you can check out the old backlogs of videos I am putting up onto youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB6CFDOkxrpgz-Ub5SKHM3g
and if you want to follow me on twitch in the meantime so you have a better chance of seeing that I'm live once I get around to it you can follow here: https://www.twitch.tv/boutmypaper420
Posted by Boss - May 22nd, 2019
is following to max your followers list then unfollowing everyone to do it again a shitty and douchey way to "gain clout" / unprofessional way to "market yourself" ? i generally do find value in sites that make it easy to follow people, see who likes your profile and follows back, grow a network on mutual followers, then cull the people who dont follow so that you can keep growing.maybe this is a waste of my time and im actually being stupid, and if i had spent half the time doing this generating actually content i would be 10x further in achieving the actual goal this builds towards like having a web presence and learning how to help yourself, and others in the online, and offline world.
I saw a video of a guy saying doing this on your main accounts makes them look shitty and that you should set up bots to do follow unfollow automaticallyto funnel traffic to your main account. (on instagram) this seems kind of shitty and like an exploit of a gimmick that sites would generally consider an abuse of terms and services right? but maybe i am encroaching on that by being a "manual mass follower" ? either way doing this has become a practice and exercise and I have seen benefits from it.
I have started doing the "follow unfollow" method on one or two sites that arent super mainstream, and its kind of interesting but feels pretty gimmicky even though im basically using a gimmick the whole time. Sites I am willing to do this on are ones that dont have an easy way to see if you are mutual followers with someone, or ones that limit you to following a max number permanently. I can see why you would do this and dont want your site to turn into a big shitty f4f like4like circle jerk, but from my experience it has helped me on some sites, whether i look like a spammer douche or not. I have refrained from unfollowing anyone after maxing my NG follows because i dont want to look like im trying to be a big shitty spammer on a site that ive known to be pretty useful, historically significant web wise, and a place that i dont want to shit on since a kid.
I am considering unfollowing a bunch of hentai and porn users on this site because that sort of thing does seem sort of in alignment with what would help a website thrive, and then connect myself with more E rated content generators and see if that helps me connect with more people that i have mutual interests and desires to grow with. IDK. would be cool to see someones thoughts on this whole thing