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I’ll be taking time off from the BBS. Until I feel like myself again. If you signed up for Christmas cards, I am still sending them, probably next week. :-)
I’ve been going through a lot in my personal life, in relation to Newgrounds. A lot of you know the entire story. Some of you only know bits and pieces.
Wall of text-- but basically, my best friend of ten years—a decade—was another moderator on this site, and we are not best friends anymore.
Some of you know who he is. Please don’t post about it anywhere. I don’t want the headache for our admins.
He wasn’t just an internet friend, we’d met many times in real life. I knew his family. He knew my family. He lived with me and my family for an entire week once. We called each other every single day. He was the one person I KNEW would always have my back, and man I was wrong.
He’s not a good person. And I learned it the hard way.
Some of you, bbs old folks, tried to warn me about him 10 years ago, but I was certain he was just misunderstood. I didn’t listen. I’m sorry. This was hands down, the biggest mistake I have ever made, in my entire life.
He is sociopathic, manipulative, and a pathological liar. He is a predator who has harassed, and run off, several female NG users over the years. I thought he had changed. I was POSITIVE he had grown up and changed. He knew all the right words to say. I feel for it hook, line, and sinker.
I feel awful that I helped get him modded.
About a year ago, he got caught up lying to another user about lots of things…..catfishing I guess you call that? A double life online….. When confronted by said user, he panicked and gave that user a ton of my personal information, to try to make himself look better somehow----It didn’t make a lot of sense. When confronted by ME, he then gave ME a ton of personal information about the other user! I didn’t ask for it, he just turns into a coward and throws people under the bus. Since then, it has been one unbelievable thing after another being uncovered. I am quite blindsided, I won’t lie.
I spoke with the other user, and I am 100% protecting their information, both because I try to be a good mod, and because I’m not a shitty person. I trust said user to protect mine as well.
If you’re wondering why not go to Tom about this, the reason is because the mod in question isn’t a bad mod. He’s fair. He protects the site. His posts are mature. He’s a better mod than me, to be honest. He hasn’t really done much that would get someone demodded---he’s just a bad person! And we don’t ban or demod folks just because they’re bad.
Man we’d be busy.
Anyway, like I said, it’s been a year since this happened. We’ve spoken once or twice a month since it all went down, during times such as deaths in the family or hospitalizations. Unfortunately, he is very close to some of my family members. He insists he is sorry. (He isn’t.) He insists he’d like to be my friend again. I told him to step down as moderator, and I’d know he was serious about being friends again, that he would no longer be using his position to manipulate people etc. And that I would know he hadn’t used me to get modded in the first place.
He said no. He said modding is a big part of his life and he needs it. More than a best friend.
He lives at home with his parents, is in his late 30s, and doesn’t work.
And to my knowledge, I was his only friend. Not internet friend. Real life friend. For 10 years.
He chose modding over me.
So, if ya’ll know who he is, be sure to tell him what a great moderator he is, since that’s basically what he lives for.
I’ll be ok , but I just need to not be reminded of him for awhile. Does that make sense?
I’ll come by to check PMs. I’ll be on the discord chat too. A lot of you are good friends of mine. I want to keep up with you. And I love Newgrounds. I love being a supporter. I love modding. I hope that my break is a short one and I am back on the BBS soon.
Christmas is fast approaching. Are you someone who never gets anything and sadly wishes the holidays were over?
I will send you a Christmas card.
No strings attached. You send me nothing.
PM (or DM) me your address. I will send you a Christmas card. It will be a basic, SFW holiday card. It will not have my return address and will be mailed from a town I do not live in. :-)
I think our lovely TaraLovesHentai will be doing the official Newgrounds Christmas Card Exchange, not sure yet. If she does, I am participating in that too.
If you are concerned I might murder you or send you bad things, just know I have been sending Christmas cookies to @ZJ, @malachy, @aviewaskewed, @proteas, and @skunkyfluffy every year and none of them are dead yet.
I know it's a few days early, but I went ahead and finished Inktober. I have an insane amount of stuff to do tomorrow and the next day. I wanted to make sure I finished!
What I learned from Inktober:
* This was my first time participating. I met tons of kind, amazing artists.
* All of my drawings are on paper and scanned. I would like to learn how to better use my Wacom tablet, so I can draw digital entries. It appears that's the only way to get front paged etc. I think I am talented, but I need to improve a lot.
* I am going through a super tough time in my life right now. This challenge helped me a lot. Some days I sat there staring at a blank page with no idea what I'd draw. Some days I was so sad or so angry I drew for hours. Many of my drawings are about what I am going through.
* I hate a lot of the drawings I posted. I want to completely redo them and resubmit them. But I won't. Art shouldn't be about perfection. It should be about creation.
Anyway, Have a happy Halloween.
Yesterday I dressed as Red Riding Hood for work and then after work, I had to go into the store as Red Riding Hood.
That was fun.
Ok, I'm gonna go eat Halloween candy in the jacuzzi tub.
Artist News---I'm actually doing Inktober this year. Feel free to 5 or zero bomb my art submissions based on how much you love/hate me
More important news---- @funkbrs and I are starting a new tinder type dating service.
I was thinking, I'd like a tinder just for food, where I am matched up with other people who want to eat the same things.
My entry would say, "29/F, wants something covered in cheese"
If you are one of those people who only eats kale, you'd swipe me away.
If you also like the loaded fries at Outback, you'd HMU.
It could be NSA food meet ups-- we meet to eat this once and never speak of it again
or, it could be serious food meet ups-- we both LOVE Mexican, let's have tacos together every Thursday.
Who wants to invest?
I can put a bath bomb in my jacuzzi tub and play Pocket Mortys on my phone for 2 hours.
Kids in the 80s couldn't game in the tub unless they wanted to die.
Here's an unrelated video:
I am going out of country for awhile. I'll be back eventually, just don't know how great internet service will be.
If I come back and find out yall didn't behave for them, NO ONE gets McDonalds.
Here's a picture somewhat related to my post.
Who has seen it?
I really enjoyed it, but I liked WW already, so I am biased.
Vicarious, if you come by, my last newspost refused to publish your comments. I kept getting errors. I still love you, please blame Russia.
We just had a tropical storm roll through and it sucked.
Our local Beef O Bradys closed and I can't get pub chips anymore and I am sad.
Also, who has had the Lucky Charms shake from Burger King? Is it good? I want it.
One of yall told me you had the Fruit Loops one and it was good.
and a longshot---anyone else watch the Bethesda showcase at E3 this year? I was super disappointed I stayed up late for that. WGAF about VR???
@wafflecrisp inspired me to add Barbie Girl by Aqua to my newspost.
Anyone else watch Mystery Science Theater 3000? I used to watch the old one from the 80s and 90s.
They just released a brand new season on Netflix. Obviously it's got some new folks, so I wasn't expecting it to be as good, but I am loving it.
It's corny as fuck but sometimes at the end of the day you need that.