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Oldgrounder from a mythical lost age when everybody on NG was trying to make their own anime. Keeping that fuckin dream alive B]

Kalen Whitfield @JazLyte

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Posted by JazLyte - October 4th, 2010


Epic flash toons. It was just a fad wasn't it? Just like killing celebs, Wassup and stick people comedy, right? Seems like there used to be something to look forward to here all the time, but now it's just so bland except for on NG holidays.

Good flash still comes through, but there's rarely anything ambitious anymore that catches you off guard with how much time and effort the artist put into it. People have realized that nobody gives a fuck anymore about effort as long as shit's short and mildly comedic or pretty.

I'm getting a little bored, but I can't stop looking.

Prove me wrong plz. Srsly.


Posted by JazLyte - September 22nd, 2010


Hey guys, I'm writing an article about Newgrounds culture for class, and I think it'd be kewl to get you guys in on it. Whaddya say? Feel like blabbering?

I'll take any help I can get. Actually, I need a few things, and you can contribute as much or as little as you want, I'll try to get your quotes into the article and then post it here in all its glory, maybe as a flash B)

I need any of the following:

-A link to an article (by anyone), user page post, or anything talking about or criticizing Newgrounds culture; and by culture, I mean popular content, users, fads, animator beefs (ala the ever so entertaining Rtil vs Mindchamber), the war on spam, or anything that represents the "culture" here. And trust me, it's there. Anything like this.

-Or just give me a text wall here about what Newgrounds culture is to you, or how you see it. What are things that are noticeable to you? And yes, it can be as nasty, mean or vulgar as you like. What do you come here for?

-A news post made by you! Make a front page post about the little culture here and link me to it, I'd love to read.

Much obliged :D


Posted by JazLyte - September 10th, 2010


Hey there NG, about a month ago a deal fell through for a freelance job I was working on, so here I am with just about a full game's worth of graphics and I wanted to see if there's any programmers out there who'd be interested in making a game with me :D


The Graphics

(The backgrounds just look bad because they're JPEG'd, I still have the purdy vector versions)

It would be some sort of zombie shooter, but I'm open to new ideas for the project if you have any. Personally, I think some type of overhead shooter/RPG would would be raw as fuck and I'd be willing to do some fully-animated cutscenes and other flashy shit to compliment that. The plan is to put the game up for bid on FlashGameLicense and 50/50 PARTNERSHIP. That's the one requirement.

These are just in-game graphics of course, we'd hook up and work on user interface and other graphics if need be, but my time is on the chopping block right now so I also have this as an option if you're already a baller in the indie game industry:

Name a price, and if it's not shitty, I will just sell them to you, no questions asked. Get at me, I'd hate for them to just be unused Deviantart fodder.


Posted by JazLyte - August 24th, 2010


Ask no questions hear no lies. If any coders are interested in being my bitch for a profit split, hit me up.

Trying out some new shit.


Posted by JazLyte - August 15th, 2010


Fuck, I wasted my FP post for this week criticizing Egoraptor at all points for being a crass charlatan, and now I've found something I wanted to talk about but nobody's going to see it. Oh well, I'll say it anyway.
RACISM

Yes, the big R word, bitch. STOP USING IT. Not everything that makes fun of someone's skin color, even if it is not your own, is "racist". Seriously, if you saw the N word in a flash, spam or otherwise or even a slave or fried chicken joke and you jumped up to defend my ethnic sensitivities (even if you're some other ethnicity), thank you for thought, but that is not racism. Like in Catoble-whatever-the-fuck-he's-going-b y-these-days's cartoon Sperm Limit Law. I've had people call me racist for having 99% black characters in my flashes.

=_=;; Really?

The reason I bring this up is that in the slow and painful extraction of my head out of my own ass in the past few years, I have started to notice that people jump up to call anything that involves race at all "racist". Namely people on Newgrounds. I was one of them. As oversensitive as I was, if I could get over it, you can too.

Racism is not the use of the word N****R, a fried chicken joke, or a comedic picture of a Sambo-like character, or even a lynching joke in a flash cartoon or in any other form of art. Racism is when some motherfucker wakes up in the morning and decides he's going to catch a black guy walking down the street and beat his ass, because he believes that every n***a is somehow genetically a drain on the economy. A racist is a person who thinks that everyone around him is a racist just because they don't like him or always give him what he wants. Racism does still exist, but at least put it in perspective.

Don't put up with racism that is actually HARMFUL to you, but if it's not going to hurt you or hinder you from getting something you deserve, let the knuckle-draggers think whatever they want to think. Thoughts and words can't physically hurt you; just live your life anyway, you'll be much happier, trust me.


Posted by JazLyte - August 14th, 2010


It's about robots.

Yeah that's right, I said it.

Harsh Critique of Egoraptor's new toon.


Posted by JazLyte - August 4th, 2010


I've been thinking lately... It would really lighten the load/make it easier on me (And get faster cartoons to you) if I had some help. If the need ever arises, is there anybody here who likes doing backgrounds and would be interested in doing the backdrops for Necropolis?

Okay, so Necropolis is a portfolio project and truth be told, it's highly unlikely that I'd be able to pay you a commission since I'M not making any money off of my cinematic flash. I'm just seeing if anybody'd actually do it. Show me some examples of your backdrop work too.


Posted by JazLyte - August 3rd, 2010


Hey passersby, it's 4am and I'm sitting here working on a little game job I got recently. I have The Roots playing in the background, so I'm feeling deep right now.

Why is the audience for flash movies so small?

Hm... I don't think I've mentioned it before on here, but after Synergy I realized that I'm not getting much of anywhere with my goals making these long-ass wannabe-epics. Not that I'm going to stop, there is nothing I love more than spreading my obnoxious opinions through allegory hidden by over-the-top fight scenes and immature comedy, it's great for my portfolio. I just wonder sometimes why it is that if you're not either Adam Phillips or Oney, cinematic flash is a dead end... It's no secret that people typically go for flash games first...okay, I get that, but what would it take for the internet audience to appreciate cinematic flash more? Is it just me that would much rather watch Flash than TV?

I appreciate the commission work I've gotten on Flash Game License and Flash Game Art, but why is it that there's no actual MARKET for flash movies? Are we movie animators giving it up too easily? Do you think the internet would miss us if we stopped giving it up for free? :3 I think personally that it'd be cool if there were a site where people could bid on indie cartoons for their websites. Maybe then there would be some extra money in us half-decent animators' pockets too instead of just game developers and god-status animators.


Posted by JazLyte - July 27th, 2010


Hey all my adoring fans on Newgrounds, I just wanted to update you on all my Madness fan works that you all know me for! Therye so orignal and good and sont suck!!! xD

Hank Crayon Drawing: 54%
-MASSIVE UPADTE: ADDING CLOUDS IN THE BG!!!
-Now coloring INSIDE the lines, going for broke on this one!

Madness Ultimate Armageddon Drawing Tutorial Z: 10%
-A tutorial for how to draw Madness arms
-UPDATE: ADDED Madness hands and feet turoial

Ultimate Madness Feature-Length Movie: 0%
-Still emailing Burt Reynolds to direct the film, no response yet but keep praying for it!
-Drawing concetp art 4 the movie (GOT NEW CRAYONS, SO THEYR GONNA LOOK GREAT!)

More updates soon! Donate money to my paypal, Yungjazz@gmail.com AND i'LL DRAW U A FREE mADNESS COMMISSION!!!!!!! xDXdXDXDXC :333

Madness Day Updates! xD XD :3


Posted by JazLyte - July 12th, 2010


Animator beef, n***a!

QUICK, RUN TO RINA-CHAN, KIRB AND SCOOT'S RESCUE! THAT'LL TOTALLY SOLVE EVERYTHING AND I BET CHAINSAW DENTIST IS HURT AND HORRIBLY OFFENDED BY EVERY LAST MEAN REVIEW!

DO IT, RUSH TO OUR DEFENSE, FOR WE 20-SOMETHING-YEAR-OLD BASEMENT ANIMATORS OWN YOUR SOUL!!! WE ARE NOT JUST PEOPLE WHO MAKE ENTERTAINMENT TO PAY BILLS AND BUY WEED, WE ARE PEOPLE YOU SHOULD GET MAD OVER AND FAG-DRAG THOSE WHO OPPOSE US!!!

Street Fighter Chode Controversy :O