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Posted by homor - May 9th, 2022


This is an updated version of an older blog post. I'm hoping that in this *expanded* and *enhanced* version, the important details and facts I left out the first time will become much more clear, and I'll be able to better explain some things I didn't explain thoroughly enough last time.


Here's an in-depth analysis and explanation of a troubling situation me and a friend have been dealing with involving Project Pixkill, internet polling, and Tankman. My friend has asked that I don't use his username, so I'll just refer to him as "my friend."


Back in the winter of 2019, Project Pixkill, a series where adorable sprites of famous fictional characters brutally slaughter each other in the field of battle. The winner is determined by the result of viewer polls put up by the creator, 53xy83457. The poll that caused all the commotion was "Doom Guy vs Tankman."


What I didn't realize at the time was how emotionally invested my friend (who asked that I not use his username) was in Tankman winning. See, usually in Project Pixkill, Newgrounds characters and obscure underdogs tend to win. It was a tradition he really appreciated, and I did too.


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(Editor's Note: all the fights screencapped here were way before the FNF Ludum Dare prototype)


Furthermore, the fact that Newgrounds characters always won was also important to him, because it showed how loved, respected and appreciated the site was by 53xy's fanbase. He believed it would be a good tribute to Newgrounds, seeing as Tankman is the main mascot. Trouble is, it was looking like it wouldn't happen this time. To make matters worse, I also initially voted for Doom Guy.


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Why did I do it? I thought Doom Guy was cool, just like a lot of other people. But I didn't think about the tradition. I just forgot about it. Even then, it was a tricky decision for me, and there was a 50/50 chance I'd vote for either character. Later, once he finally pointed it all out, I regretted my choice. To be honest, in hindsight, I felt a little stupid afterwards.


I ultimately decided to change my vote to Tankman for several reasons, like the fact that I really do like obscure characters more, and that just like my friend, I thought Tankman should win because he's a Newgrounds representative. but the strongest of which being that I realized how important it was to him. It might seem silly to some, but Newgrounds holds a special place in his heart, as it does in mine. 


Naturally, this really upset my friend. He repeatedly expressed displeasure and sadness over the fact that I didn't vote for Tankman, and that Doom Guy was winning. He felt like it was unfair and it seemed to really hurt his feelings. He had a lot of emotional investment in this, it seemed this tradition was really important to him. Later, he'd tell me that he was hoping that by getting me to vote for Tankman it could help turn the tide, that maybe we'd both be motivated to rally more votes for him and turn it back. Unfortunately, by the time I changed my vote, it was already clear Tankman was going to lose.


Keep in mind, this was in 2019. Quite a while before Tankman saw a huge uptick in popularity thanks to Friday Night Funkin, which was originally released as part of the first Ludum Dare Game Jam in October 2020. At the time, he was fairly obscure. Sure, he's the mascot of Newgrounds and all, but how many people have seen JohnnyUtah's fantastic Tankman series before then? So, by all means, Tankman was definitely an underdog.


You can see why my friend thought Tankman would win, and why he thought I'd vote for him. Finding out I didn't, and that Tankman lost, would naturally hurt a lot worse because of this expectation. I’m sure the stark contrast between the expectation/hope and final result made things quite painful.


It's inspiring to see a smaller character triumph against the odds and win, to achieve victory despite having a small chance. If Tankman, a beloved but slightly obscure dark horse character from Newgrounds had successfully beaten an extremely popular, absolute juggernaut like Doom Guy, it would have been a massive victory. So, for these reasons, I felt Tankman was arguably the better choice.


(Editor's Note: Oh, and I should mention, all these compelling arguments for why Tankman should have won were thought up by my friend :D)


Tankman's loss was a gut punch for my poor friend, especially with the expectations he had that weren't met. I sometimes still wonder if I had changed my vote earlier, if it would've helped build up more momentum. The ratio by which Tankman was defeated was even more disheartening, losing with only 18% of the vote to Doom Guy's 82%. I imagine if the vote were much closer, it wouldn't have made us both feel so badly.


To this day, my friend is still upset over it. He's still disappointed with the outcome and wishes it happened differently, and that I voted a different way. It didn't seem very important to me at the time, but now I realize with how much emotion he had invested in this fight, I regret not voting for Tankman sooner.


But, hey, maybe one day they'll invent time travel and we can pull a Marty McFly. Until then, what do you guys think? What's your take on the situation? Is anybody in the right, or the wrong? Is anybody at fault? Your thoughts are deeply appreciated.


With all that, we'll close out on a few life lessons I think we can all learn from this :)


1. Communicate clearly, Make sure people know what you want and what's important to you.

2. Don't act in haste. Think carefully before you do something and ask questions.

3. Be kind, and others will be kind back.

4. See failure as opportunity to learn, and discomfort as an opportunity to grow stronger. Challgenge yourself and you'll keep evolving and get better!


Have a great day, people!


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Posted by homor - May 17th, 2021


If by some off chance you actually follow this blog, you might have seen a previous post I made about a recent problem I had with a friend with a poll involving Tankman. If you aren't caught up on the issue, just go back and read that post for a refresher. The quick version is: in a 53xy83457 character battle poll, Tankman was pitted up against Doom Guy. I initially voted for Doom Guy, but changed my vote to Tankman when my friend told me he really wanted to win. Ultimately, Tankman lost, which made him very sad because he felt like it was a sign that Tankman and Newgrounds were highly underappreciated, and it still upsets him to this day.


Thankfully, however, there's been some really good news on this front. If you're on Newgrounds right now, chances are you know all about Friday Night Funkin'. If by some strange twist of fate you come across this post and you don't, it's a really fun rhythm game featuring cameos from all sorts of different Newgrounds characters, including the boys from Spooky Month, Pico, and as of a recent update, our old pal Tankman! I have no idea why or how Friday Night Funkin' got so extremely popular seemingly overnight, but I'm extremely glad it did. Not only is the game great fun, its also a loving and heartfelt tribute to the entirety of Newgrounds and everything on it!


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The Tankman update for FnF was so widely anticipated that, upon release, it crashed the entire site for a whole day, bringing in hundres of thousands of views and new users to the site. This is a sure sign that Newgrounds is highly appreciate, and people understand what makes it and the many characters on it so wonderful. Seeing something I've loved and cared about for years get this kind of attention and praise is really validating.


So, to my friend who felt so bad after Tankman lost the 53xy83457 battle, don't feel so bad. Just because one thing didn't work out the way you wanted doesn't mean people don't love the character. In fact, I think it's fair to say Tankman is now more popular than ever before! With the awesome response from the fandom, and the brand new fans all loving the character and making their own new content, its fair to say the future holds many cool things for Tankman in the future.


Now, with all that said: with Tankman's newfound popularity, maybe it's time for a rematch? 53xy83457, if this post happens to catch your eye, maybe given it some thought ;)


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Posted by homor - May 28th, 2020


This is a post I'm writing for a friend on Discord who feels very strongly about it. I'm hoping by writing at length about this situation, it can clear up any misunderstandings between as, give an easy way for me and him to explain the situation to other people, and easily get input, opinions or even possibly advice.


It all started back in 2019. There's this artist you might have heard of named 53xy83457 who has a series called Project Pixkill, where two pixelized versions of popular cartoon/comic/video game characters fight and the winner is determined by viewer polls. The poll we'll be focusing on today was "Tankman vs Doom Guy."


My friend, who asked that I not use his username, really wanted Tankman to win, because he believed it would be a good tribute to Newgrounds, seeing as Tankman is the main mascot. A lot of people, myself included, thought it'd be cool for Doom Guy to win because he's a really cool character and in general, people really like the Doom games. This is where the trouble begins.


I was one of the people who wanted Doom Guy to win. Usually, I vote for the underdog in 53xy's polls, and I also tend to go for the Newgrounds character. But I play Doom a lot since its one of the only things my toaster of a computer can run, so I was drawn more to Doom Guy. Even still, it was a pretty tricky decision for me, since I like both, and I chose my vote on a whim.


This upset my friend, because he thought, and was hoping, that I'd vote for Tankman.


Usually, the "underdog" characters wins in 53xy's polls, especially if they're from Newgrounds. Combine that with the fact that I usually vote for obscure characters and Newgrounds characters, and you can see why my friend thought Tankman would win, and why he thought I'd vote for him. Finding out I didn't, and that Tankman lost, would naturally hurt a lot worse because of this expectation.


He repeatedly expressed displeasure and sadness over the fact that I didn't vote for Tankman, and that Doom Guy was winning. He felt like it was unfair and it seemed to really hurt his feelings. Eventually, I decided to change my vote to Tankman for several reasons, like the fact that I really do like obscure characters more, and that just my friend, I thought Tankman should win because he's a Newgrounds representative. but the strongest of which being that I realized how important it was to him. It might seem silly to some, but Newgrounds hold a special place in his heart, as it does in mine.


Even after changing my vote, Doom Guy still got far more votes than Tankman, and DG won the contest in a blowout victory. It took me a long time (weeks if I recall) to change my vote, and I wonder if I had changed my vote earlier if would've helped build up more momentum. A full year later, my friend is still very upset over it. He's still disappointed with the outcome and wishes it happened differently, and that I voted a different way. It didn't seem very important to me at the time, but now I realize with how much emotion he had invested in this fight, I regret not voting for Tankman sooner.


So, what do you guys think? What's your take on the situation? Is anybody in the right, or the wrong? Is anybody at fault? Your thoughts are deeply appreciated.iu_126492_1389456.jpg


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Posted by homor - May 4th, 2019


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Independent Writer looking to take commissions for written work, including Ghost Writing. I have experience with self-publishing and uploading work online. Offering economical prices far cheaper than industry standard. Time taken to write works will vary depending on content and personal challenges. Refunds are offered up until the first draft is completed.


Commissions can include:

  • Short Stories
  • Articles
  • Fan Fiction
  • Reviews
  • Advertising Blurbs
  • Greeting Cards or Letters
  • Erotica/Smut is allowed and you will not be charged any additional fees if the content of your story is erotic in nature. (See "Commission Process" for more information)


[Prices]


Notice: Prices are negotiable based on the content of the story, my current workload and my relationship with the client. Don't be afraid to ask!

  • 100-1000 Words (short) - $8.00
  • 1000-3000 Words (average size) - $15.00
  • 3000-5000 Words (chapter length) - $20.00
  • Multi-Chapter stories can be commissioned at $10 per Chapter ("Chapters" are roughly about 2000 words)


Notes: 

  • If I end up writing more than what you paid for, you will not recieve any additional charges.
  • Refunds can be requested at any time before the story is completed. In such a case, production on a written work will cease. Please allow roughly 1-2 weeks for repayment to go through. If your story is partially completed by the time the refund is requested, you may receive a partial refund based on the amount of progress made.


[Commission Process]


Step 1 - Outlining

This is the initial step of the process, before money is exchanged. You explain what you want me to write and send me an outline of what you want the story to be and the direction it will go in. This can be as brief or as long as you want, so long as it properly advertises what the story will bel ike. After the outline is sent and reviewed, I will ask your permission to send an invoice via PayPal or an alternative. Writing will begin once payment is recieved.


Notice: If I believe I'm not up to writing it or am simply not comfortable with the content, I will decline and you will recieve no charges whatsoever. I will also do my best to direct you to other writers who may be interested in writing the kind of content you'd like to see. Also note that if your story is erotic, I will use a psudeonym.


Step 2 - Writing and Workshopping

I willl begin writing your story and will periodically show you portions of the story to get feedback and show my progress. You can look over the story and voice any suggestions or critique you have. Please be considerate and polite, but also very clear. This can be done via email or through a chat service of your choice.


Step 3 - Finishing Touches

The final step of the process. The Rough Draft is complete and the story simply needs some editing before release. This stage of the process normally ends when the client is satisfied with the final product.


[Final Notes]


  • Don't be nervous. If you're socially awkward, I am too. Just be honest and clear! If you're being rude, I'll be sure to tell you. Haha!
  • If I'm currently working on other stories, your commission may be place in a "queue" and won't be worked on until the other stories are completed.

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Posted by homor - May 2nd, 2019


I can't believe I've been signed up here since 2005. What a wild ride.


Posted by homor - December 4th, 2018


It's been nearly a decade since I've used this website. I cringe so hard at all my old posts and the junk I've uploaded before. I was almost too embarrassed to come back here for anything except flash games and porn.

But something happened recently. Tumblr started purging tons of stuff off their shitty site, and to be honest I fucking hate Tumblr and using it with a burning passion. I only stay there because there's an audience for my comics and people talk about niche stuff there I can't really find anywhere else. But now that there's a mass exodus from Tumblr to other places, I have to wonder if not coming back here would be a missed opportunity.

I'll be casing this joint over the next couple of days, trying to come to a decision. In the meantime, if on the off-chance you remember me from the old days, feel free to say "Hi" and we can reminisce about old times.


Posted by homor - March 29th, 2013


I fell in love again
All things go, all things go
Drove to Chicago
All things know, all things know

We sold our clothes to the state
I don't mind, I don't mind
I made a lot of mistakes
In my mind, in my mind

You came to take us
All things go, all things go
To recreate us
All things grow, all things grow

We had our mindset
All things know, all things know
You had to find it
All things go, all things go

I drove to New York
In a van with my friend
We slept in parking lots
I don't mind, I don't mind

I was in love with the place
In my mind, in my mind
I made a lot of mistakes
In my mind, in my mind

You came to take us
All things go, all things go
To recreate us
All things grow, all things grow

We had our mindset
All things know, all things know
You had to find it
All things go, all things go

If I was crying
In the van with my friend
It was for freedom
From myself and from the land

I made a lot of mistakes
I made a lot of mistakes
I made a lot of mistakes
I made a lot of mistakes

You came to take us
All things go, all things go
To recreate us
All things grow, all things grow

We had our mindset
All things know, all things know
You had to find it
All things go, all things go

You came to take us
All things go, all things go
To recreate us
All things grow, all things grow

We had our mindset
(I made a lot of mistakes)
All things know, all things know
(I made a lot of mistakes)

You had to find it
(I made a lot of mistakes)
All things go, all things go
(I made a lot of mistakes)


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Posted by homor - March 25th, 2013


Yesterday I got so old
I felt like I could die
Yesterday I got so old
It made me wanna cry

So go on, go on, just walk away
Go on, go on, your choice is made
Go on, go on, and disappear
Go on, go on, away from here

And I know I was wrong
When I said it was true
That it couldn't be me and be her
In between without you, without you

Yesterday I got so scared
I shivered like a child
Yesterday away from you
It thrills me deep inside

Well, come back, come back
No other way
Come back, come back
I'm back today

Come back, come back
Well, can't you see?
Come back, come back
Come back to me

And I know I was wrong
When I said it was true
That it couldn't be me and be her
In between, without you, without you

Go on, go on
Go on, go on

Without you
(Go on)
Without you
(Go on)


Posted by homor - February 8th, 2012


Hello all two people who've ever read my blog by accident, i hope you're enjoying the new redesign as much as i am!

Pros -
- New layout is totally bitching!
- Tons of cool new stuff!
- Better icons, much less of an eyesore.
- New emoticons are much less obnoxious.
- New auras are also much less obnoxious

Cons -
- No Literature Portal or Chat System (as of this writing)
- No Edit button
- Kind of slow on my computer. but i have a shitty connection.
- Hard to break into, since everything is new.

That's all, i'm gonna keep checking all the new stuff out.


Posted by homor - February 6th, 2012


Is your body ready for Redesign 2012?

EDIT: Eight hours now.