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Co-host of A Couple of Crickets Podcast, and Even More Sound Podcast; creator of FlowDownStream; animator; """musician"""; university dropout

Gage Goodell @GoodL


Concordia University, Montreal


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New Level, New Rank, News

Posted by GoodL - August 17th, 2019

This morning I woke up with a shiny new badge: Police Lieutenant. (I'm a tiny bit disappointed though, I thought Police Captain came after Police Sergeant so I thought I was almost done being a cop, but no. I'm stuck being a cop for a while.)

I also recently hit level 20! It's kinda cool, only a couple thousand people have done it before me, and there aren't many things I can say only a couple thousand people beat me to. I'm also working with a meaningful amount of vote power now, which is neat.

A big part of the reason I've grown my level and rank so much this year is A Couple of Crickets. If you don't know, @ACoupleOfCrickets is a podcast here on NG (and all major streaming platforms), about NG, for NG. I co-host it with @littlbox . It's a great way to keep up with the goings-on of Newgrounds, between site news, hidden gems on the portal, and artist interviews. The Crickets account is only 2 followers away from 100, so it would be real cool of ya to digitally stroll over there and click "Follow".

On the note of followers, I'm not too far from 200 myself! It's not a lot, but it's meaningful to me. Thanks to everyone over the years who decided I made something worth following. Especially a huge thanks to Tom, who followed me earlier this year after discovering A Couple Of Crickets, and who has been a big supporter of the podcast, which means the world to us.

Speaking of years, I've always felt like a newbie to this site, but I'm beginning to realize that, although I haven't been here nearly as long as the greats, I've been using NG for about 8 years now. I couldn't be happier to see the site continuing to grow. Newgrounds is by far the best place on the web, and I'm so grateful to be a part of it.

In other news, I recently downloaded Krita and have been trying to get into digital art. I still have a ton to learn and work on, but it has been really fun so far, and I appreciate everyone who has given me help and support through that, especially @TheDyingSun who inspired me to get Krita in the first place, and who has been giving me helpful tips along the way.

I think that's all, mostly just wanted to not-so-humbly brag about my rank and level, even if it isn't particularly exceptional.

Stay classy, NG.

Edit/Update: I also just got my stuff for participating in the Wick Editor Game Jam a few months back! Got a nice t-shirt, a bunch of stickers, and a lovely handwritten note from @luxapodular and @zrispo , to whom I'd like to apologize for getting a little salty there near the end of the jam. I was frustrated more with my own inability to make a functioning game than I was with anything else, and I definitely should have been more willing to take that blame. In any case, I very much appreciate the shirt and stickers, and the note says "We hope to see you during the next one!" to which I say, you certainly will. Cheers :)




Comments (8)

Krita is a good software @GoodL, hope you are having fun with it.

Yeah I've been really enjoying it! It's certainly a huge step up from anything I've used before for drawing.

Been using Krita for a few years now. Pretty good software.

's'good stuff

Pretty exciting that you're getting into digital art, your works have been pretty good so far! If you ever need pointers I could probably leave a tip or two

For sure, I love your style so if I ever need some help with something I'll drop ya a line! Thanks :)

Congrats on 200 fans :3

Krita is pretty great, also check out Inkscape too

For sure, I'll take a look! Thanks for the recommendation :)

Wait a sec, you are from Montreal? :O

No, I lived there for a few years, but I moved away last year.

Congrats on the accomplishments man! No minor deeds. Even if you haven't been here as long as some of us you're definitely partaking in more content than most; really both getting involved with and involving the community with your ventures.

The thing I was going to stop by to say though: there's just too many Discords going on!!! Feels like the great community of NG might be splitting up into a myriad of small clubs and crews that take their bidding offsite while the BBS crumbles... there's a forum for these things too. But of course, live interaction has its perks. Just too many of these groups going around to manage wisely. Gotta stick to the oldskool communication methods for now.

You bring up an interesting point. Perhaps interesting enough to discuss on the podcast...

For sure maybe so...