I love you Newgrounds, even if I'm terrible at showing it. I'm certain I owe a great deal of my happiness to this website and the people I've met through it both directly and indirectly.
It's been 13 years since I built and released "Bang! The Game", my first and last indie game in AS3 using recycled assets created by @ImpendingRiot for another game where his developer had fallen through. It garnered a $500 non-exclusive sponsorship from a website whose name I no longer remember, which at the time made me feel like I was on top of the world!
It's been 12 years since I met my would-be wife and ultimate partner @jaxxy and provided voices for the titular character in her cartoon Lil' Hoots.
It's been 11 years since I won the 2009 Tanky (awarded in 2010) for user of the year. No cooler award exists as far as I'm concerned and it is still on display in my office.
It's been 9 years since the 3rd episode of Sergio and Bear released, my last realized attempt at writing a fully original cartoon.
It's been 5 years since the last episode of Admincraft released, my compromise between wanting to make something original and wanting to make money on YouTube. I would say I regret going to YouTube for the money if I hadn't learned so many valuable lessons in the process.
A lot of time has passed since I arrived here in 2006 and I have come to embrace the balance and variety in my life, as an engineer, as an actor, and as a proponent of animators and indie game devs. If, and I have to be realistic and say "IF" I get back into writing, gamedev, and/or producing any sort of original content, Newgrounds.com will be the first place it goes up.
...and now I finally have something in my Newgrounds newsfeed post-2014.