I have a big announcement to make...
When I first made my first appearance to the NewGrounds online Flash Portal, I was... just--wow...
I was 10 years-old and I just got Adobe Flash CS3. I was so excited to make and watch all of these cool animations and playing all of the fun games. So I rushed and rushed, making crappy little animations along the way. Every time somebody gave me an honest opinion of my work that I didn't like, I would just brush it off and keep rating myself a 5 out of 5 rating. I would sit there for hours on end uprating myself rather than face the truth... that NewGrounds isn't about spamming the portal with all of your "great" animations. It used to be all about posting as many animations as I could and hoping they didn't get blammed, and then re-submit them if they did. But that's not the point. The point is to make something you put work and effort into, that somebody will ACTUALLY enjoy. I was 10, and I didn't know that animations actually take lots of time and effort... especially to make a good one. But time went on. I am now 13 years old, almost 14 and I truly believe that my animating "skills" went WAY up. Definitely passed what they used to be. In fact, I didn't even know what tweens were back in the day! xD
But that doesn't mean I'm going to stay here... I have a whole ton more of waaay better animations, but I have joined other websites, and NewGrounds is still quite higher then my current level on animating. The point of this was to let everyone know that I'm not a 10 year-old idiot anymore and I have improved on my work greatly (drawings too!). As I won't be on NewGrounds for a while, I thought this was necessary to tell everybody. If anybody would like to see what I'm up to now go here http://Dracado.sheezyart.com/
(as an added bonus I made a new banner, user-image, and profile picture that aren't butt ugly. Not to mention I deleted all of my old, crappy excuses for "animations.")
This isn't a sob-story, I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm not going to be here for a while, and that I'm sorry. And hey! Maybe in a few years, you'll see me here again much improved! :D