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Happy Clock Day to you

2010-08-15 12:29:30 by LotusClock
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I'm happy to finally have a solid movie to present for Clock Day, after four years of being a lazy-ass Clock. It turned out pretty good, and I'm happy of the reactions I had. I'm still a bit upset that Newgrounds's icon upload script is broken. I try to upload my 140x90 icon, but the Submit button doesn't react whatsoever, and I can't access the 48x48 icon upload page either. This bothers me to no end because I might have a change for frontpage if it wasn't for that minor glitch. :(

Oh well, I certainly hope you folks have a nice Clock Day and take the time to check out all the movies by our good people. Have fun and vote 5 everywhere.

(Update. A helpful mod contacted me and told me what went wrong with the icon edit page. Apparently, my browser couldn't handle the coding. Thank you reverend. And thanks to the other anonymous mod who helpfully uploaded an icon for me. Hopefully, I won't encounter any problems with the icon upload script in the future.)



Those who have been on Newgrounds a lot throughout the month already noticed it, but last month, I took on a challenge issued by the Clock Crew to do as many flash movies as possible for the Portal, as a happy new year gift to Newgrounds from the Clocks. I made it a personnal challenge to make one flash every day of the month, no matter what happens. Result, I succesfully made 31 Flashes for all 31 days of January (or "Janurary" as I named my submissions, so I could tell them apart)

Some days went very well, and I made quite remarkable movies. Other days... meh. In the long run, inspiration runs dry faster than one would imagine, and sometimes I used last resort desesperate moves, like pointless loops or cheap trolling movies.

In the end, I had a lot of fun seeing how people reacted, was surprised to be mentionned in the daily top 10 a few times (especially my 30th movie. 2nd place? You guys are nuts) and I learned a lot about Flash in the few hours I had to make each movie every day.

Many thanks to the Clock Crew, for all its support and source of inspiration. Also, very special thanks to BiZZaRoTomFulp, who promoted me on the frontpage Artist news after I made a movie as response to his challenge.

I'll now return to my usual lazy life schedule. Might dare to open Flash again once the screeching voices in my head I hear when I even -think- of the Flash logo finally shut up.

I hope you guys have an enjoyable life on the Portal, and remember that the Clock Crew is always here to brighten your day when it's completely flat and devoid in emotions.