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It would appear that putting something here along the lines of a news post would be in order, especially seeing as it seems to be almost obligatory these days. Also, the continual presence of the crying emoticon is not exactly the thing that I most want to see upon my profile. The purpose of this news post, quite simply, is to give a brief explanation of who I am, and what you can expect from me on Newgrounds. Do not expect me to give out any kind of personal information, if you do not see it immediately beneath my profile picture, then it means that I don't care to have it broadcast in such a public forum.
Although I have been a Newgrounds member for a little over two years, I have not been active in the truest sense of the word since late September 2007. This is somewhat annoying seeing as it means that I've lost out on well over 7,000 experience points. However, I know perfectly well that there are more important things in life than worrying about Internet statistics of this particular nature. For those who may be wondering about my choice of name, when I joined originally, I was rather into Transformers, G1 mainly, and decided to pick the name of one of my favourite (and less well known) characters. I know that it may be somewhat odd to say the very least, but at least it's something that I can still use without feeling the need to ask for a name change or starting a new account.
I cannot say that I am going to be terribly active in the way of submissions; I have no artistic or musical abilities, for which reason, I simply do not have the technical ability to create movies, games, or music of any kind. However, that does not mean that I will not be taking part in finding praiseworthy pieces and letting their creators know of their strengths. I may not have any abilities where these matters are concerned, but I am still perfectly capable of recognising quality work when I see it.
From my, admittedly few, flash and audio reviews, you can see that I have started to take a more active role in the matter of judging submissions in a more formal fashion after they have been protected. I will do my best to be fair and impartial in these matters. Should I believe that someone's work is laudable, I shall let them know. I point out here, that I am more likely to review something that does not have hundreds or thousands of reviews; a review is no good if the creator of the piece cannot find it due to it being swamped by scores of others.
From my time in the whistle thread, I have learnt the basics of the importance of accurate reviewing. Consequently, therefore, one will not see examples of abusive or insulting messages throughout my reviews. Should I dislike someone's work, I shall let them know without being demeaning, and also pointing out that which was notable therein as well. It is my belief that even a low review can still be valuable without having to resort to offending the author. Likewise, I am not going to start launching criticisms of other peoples' work in any future news posts of mine. While there are a few authors whose work I do not enjoy for various reasons, I accept that they are still vastly more talented than I am.
I will, on occasion, also visit the forums in order to try and give a helping hand to those who may have need thereof. Granted, my own knowledge is hardly profound, but it may end up being the one thing that allows a much younger member to find their way in this place.
I am mostly active in the blam and protection aspect of the portal, especially seeing as it's the most efficient manner in which I can increase the degree to which I can help the submissions that I especially enjoy. Speaking of which, in the supremely unlikely event of someone reading this post, should someone wonder why I have X's submission in my favourites, but not theirs, it's nothing personal. I may very well not have seen it, in which case, making me aware thereof would be appreciated.
While I will not be able to contribute in terms of content, I hope that I shall be able to do so in other ways instead.