Productivity and Edd

2012-03-28 07:04:03 by Fungasm

Edd wasn't the biggest influence on my art, but as an animation peer of his, I respected and looked up to him in the sense that he pumped out so many awesome cartoons and was consistent with it. I was around to see his style evolve and become well-known. He was productive til his end and made a huge fan-base and made a lot of people happy. I never met him personally or talked to him much online, but I know he was a great and kind guy. I knew of him since around 03-04 and grew up with him online in the same NG and DA communities. It's unfortunate and I wish the best to his family and friends who are going through a lot more.

Another thing is, I've been around the Newgrounds community since around 03. And unlike many of the people I grew along-side with on NG, I haven't been as productive. Everyone else has made several cartoons and made more of a name for themselves. I feel like if I want to be where I am, I need to be a lot more active and make more cartoons. Like I need to "make-up" for all the time I spent not doing so. All I've had on my plate so far is some rushed holiday/competition-related things and a title as being part of the RWD. There are no "classic Fungasm/Darkshadow8181 cartoons" that people fondly remember.. I'm lucky in the sense that I'm known as much as I am on NG, even if it is just a little. So really, all I want to announce is that I'll be working on a few projects and will treat making these cartoons more as a job, because I think I need to see it as a "chore" to get it done. I've always had this "animate when you feel" rule for myself. But I think the rule turned for the worse, as I hardly animate anymore... or hardly animate ever due to laziness. I need to get back into the swing of things and animate every day. I have so many unfinished and lost projects it's crazy.

Time to stop being a lazy piece of shit and become a productive member of society.

Also, if anything, I'm glad to see that the NG community cares so much for each other. Despite being very spread-out, it's comforting to see that we all respect and care about our animator peers. Much love~


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KazaKazaKazaKaza

2012-03-28 07:30:36

I can't wait to start seeing more cartoons from you! I have always loved your work and I've always thought of you and funymony as a big influence to my art work. :D


OrganizedApeShapeOrganizedApeShape

2012-03-28 09:27:30

Sad for Edd.


TomFulpTomFulp

2012-03-28 12:00:11

I know I'm always interested to see what you've made because you show that sort of limitless potential in your work, like if you make something big it would be totally amazing.


nevarkynevarky

2012-03-28 12:56:03

I feel the same about Edd, I wasn't that familiar with his stuff, but I respected him, the effort he put on his work and what he accomplished.

And I said it before, I really like your animations, I'm excited to see your new projects, good luck!


Broken-WavelengthBroken-Wavelength

2012-03-28 12:57:19

Dang. I have the same feeling of not being productive as well. But good grades and them video games kinda keep me away from Flash animating. At least it looks like you have a good hand at animation, though.

And yes, I miss Edd as well. He was one of my influences.


x-factor11x-factor11

2012-03-28 13:11:52

Out of most of the people I'v seen come and go since 05, you're probably one of the only people I know who's made such a quantum leap in skill in in such a short period of time haha. I hope to see more from you soon :O!

I got to make a legit animation too at some point. It's an inside joke in my family that I never finish anything big, or that I always say I will animate something but never do, I got to actually show and prove dammit! 7 years of procrastination is wayyy too long hahaha.


Monsieur-MonsieurMonsieur-Monsieur

2012-03-28 14:07:21

saddest news ever


LepyLepy

2012-03-28 18:36:43

It'll come when it comes (mega-popularity on NG), but you can speed that up by sitting down and writing a script. But it has to be a script that you love. And I mean, you have to LOVE IT. You have to MAKE LOVE to it.
You have the potential of 3,000 suns, dude. You just have to finish stuff.

Fungasm responds:

I'm not really concerned about the popularity. I'm more concerned that I haven't done jack shit in years and need to finally make something. If I wanted just popularity, I would have just jumped on the "make a quick flash about a recent trend/game" bandwagon.


LepyLepy

2012-04-01 18:08:01

Haha, try not to join that. I don't know about you, but it's sort of like selling out. But yeah, sitting down and writing a script still definitely applies to putting animations out. I know what you mean, you're not really looking for popularity, you just want to animate. I'm pretty sure you can make something great. You just gotta write and love your script.