Sorry for out of nowhere post I making here but what going on in DC and the protest is just beyond my mind.
I fucking speechless honestly.
I be taking break for little bit and prolly be back in Jan 20.
be cautious; it can save you a lot of trouble
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Posted by AKA-38CAUTION - December 31st, 2020
2020 has been an hell but it did result of me doing something different outside of my area such as me doing Comic Strip and making an short and compact Zine Article, You can read way more in my prevous blog: https://aka-38caution.newgrounds.com/news/post/1134210
Onward to 2021, just like 2020, I will be doing something really different outside of my drawing and this time, it would be something more interested and more organized for what I want to do instead of throwing around and expect it to work. Hope everything goes well according to the plan. :D
The main reason I do experiment series like Project X-treme is something that I always have in mind for the longest time. I hate to stick with one thing because that would be very dull and repeatedly annoying.
(I like to note that any project I done is an experiment. If thing don't goes as well, I might do something else. That why it called experiment for reason.)
Now enough talking, I like to talk about these 6 topic I listed in picture:
Another note is, I might focusing on something else other then SMG4. Love them but can't stick to one thing. I prolly should started making more of Otis, my own Mascot and other forgotten Mascot I made while back. I trying to push it there for people to know that I do way more then SMG4 but some just simply look away.
There also might be more stuff in coming year but so far, nothing has been set in stone. Who know? I could be part of Newgrounds collab for first time (if I don't suck at it that is).
Let hope 2021 will be a least decent year. I also hoping Newgrounds will get bit of rise again, even after flash is now dead and FnF is getting much popular.
Visit my website: https://38cautionzone.com
Posted by AKA-38CAUTION - December 29th, 2020
Well god damn, this is the year I would not expected to live in at all. If you told me back in 2016 that we will be dealing with virus outbreak and protesting shitfest, I would ask you if you are joking. I never thought I would experience an outbreak and idea of staying home and such.
I also cannot believe that an year has passed. Haven't even feel like an month has passed at all and we about to enter yet an another year.
A lot of stuff happening this year so I gonna point out:
First off, I left Deviantart. Bold move but also good thing as well. I explain it soon (in X-Zine #3, coming up this week).
Secondly, I done more artwork then what I did last year and I finally got my own art style. Previous I always try different look to see if it look good or not. I also got bit of noticed on Newgrounds lately with some fav and couple of voting. It good thing to see more then 5 votes on my artwork. Oh and I was the one who expanded SMG4 tag in Newgrounds. Back then, there were rarely them. Now I think there are more then 50 submission and some are different artist. Still waiting for expansion of NG Artist to be aware of SMG4 and such.
I am also shock to see @ninjamuffin99 Friday Night Funkin to be success hit game on Newgrounds (which I haven't witness it in very long time ago). God it bring me back in 2010s when Newgrounds still deliver hit flash game right out of box. It got me hope that Newgrounds might rise again next year with FNF. It also funny how an NG shitposter managed to created an hit game that soon to be widespread across the internet. I might write an Zine for FNF soon.
Speaking of Zine, I created an small series known as X-Zine, an Zine-based that related on 2000s topic I talk about. Check it out!
Also, I officially own an Domain: https://38cautionzone.com/ , go check it out! I got bunch of content you might enjoy.
Another new is, yes I did joined Twitter. It was against my promise to join major business but I did find lot of people liking my SMG4 fanart and gotten some people looking at my NG. Though I am planning to look for another platform like Twitter soon.
Oh and I wanna say something; I am working on new big project, familiar to Neptunia X, but it a secret for now until further notice. I can give hint and it SMG4 related as well (hint hint: Check on my site)
Last, I set up donation. This is big one for me because I am opening tip jar for people who like my work. I would be very happy if you tip $3, that would keep me working more stuff in future.
Aside from all those good thing, yeah 2020 is shit. Wearing mask, store shutting down, idiot people, protest, and bunch of stuff happening. I glad that over with. Let see how bad 2021 can get as well. Who know, might be better one.
I gonna say this right now, I am thankful for all those 139 fans who following me for my content or me shitposing in BBS forum. You Newgrounder are the best people I meet and I can't wait to do more in NG next year. Until then, I see ya people later.
Posted by AKA-38CAUTION - December 7th, 2020
I thought I might share something that might be interesting for some of you who reading. I will say right now that this might be longer post but I try to shorted it as I can.
Around very late in 2018, DeviantART have made an post on their upcoming major site update that would change the way DeviantART woulds interacted by making it very more up-to-date like any other social media. At first, many people like the idea that DA are going toward to more of modern look (because honestly, Version 8, I one I remember the most, was bit dated). However after it was released for all Beta Tester, their reaction was bit mixed but it wasn't until in beginning of 2019 (after I join NG) where it was available for everyone and the reaction was bad. So bad. every change log that DA staff make, most of the comment was negative and hateful. There even an Group that goes against Eclipse the moment it was released. Most of user who been around DA for decades or so has plan to leave the communtiy and many were also dropping the support of CORE membership.
The hate of DA has been growing strong for long time and I usually avoid these hateful and focus on actually criticism. I give Eclipse a least some hope because I know that DA need some change if they wanted to get newer people. During all this however, I started looking for newer platform for the first time (since DA was my only place to post art). I been joining most place and so far I find no luck, but then when I saw an list of Alternative to DA, I saw Newgrounds on the list.
I thought "Damn, that the name I haven't heard of in long time." I been here for long time with all those parody flash animation I used to watch and play when I was an young lad. I took a look to this place and it was looking promising. So on October 26, 2018, I joined NG. Now at the time, I served this as an another place to post my artwork but my attention was still at DA (due that most of people I know of was in DA) and since NG is kinda hardcore when getting noticed, I post my artwork that was in good quility (at the time. It was shitty honestly).
Throughout 2019, hate of Eclipse was continuing to grow and I managed to deal with it for while. I always thought that "Eclipse can get better later on", over and over. I can tell you right now, when I try out Eclipse when it was released to the public, it was shit at the start. Buggy and laggy at same but since it was in Beta, I can let that aside.
Fast forward to May 2020, when DA email everyone that Eclipse will be permanent and old site will be retired, I was pissed. Yes, the staff of DA did warn us that will happened soon year ago, that was not the reason why I was pissed. The main reason was that Eclipse was not even close of being competed. Many feature of Version 8 was missing, it was still lagging and part of pages was still not remake. Not only that but part of Eclipse was also unfriendly when it come to navigation. It took them almost 2 years and it still an mess (Fun fact: It still is to this day though it have been majorly improved since).
At that moment was an big change. Newgrounds became my main platform and I have to update my own website where I post my artwork there for now on (when previous it was only for my project) in case I have to move platform to platform. By that time, my artwork was improved and I could finally posting my artwork on NG without any hesitation.
But then, I started to learn a lot of Newgrounds community and how it was operated. It wasn't based on recommended, instead every submission was based on users vote and all donation and support are done by the people, not sponsor. The way NG handle art submission very well and very clean was that, there an "Scout" feature where artist who been scouted can scout other people. They can get in front page while unscouted artist have different section and usually less views and in order to get scouted, you have to really push yourself by creating forum thread to promote your artwork and such. Sure, it was bit rough but it was really smart decision that Tom Fulp and his crew made. On DeviantART, shitty and less attempted artwork was featured on front paged all the time while NG managed to showcase talented artwork on Art portal for those who scouted.
That show how hard you have to try if you really want to impress people. This is where I decided to change my own artwork and experiment until I got it right. On late 2019, I got some noticed with my first ever scouted and goddamn, I was happy and proud of myself. I also managed to get a least 5 vote on couple of drawing that time.
Another thing was the people. My god, I never saw bunch of people that are so unique, interesting and fun to chat with. Even some are bit crazy, it still enjoyable nevertheless. Even you can talk to Tom Fulp, the founder of Newgrounds, the father of Flash content himself. While it not as big as DeviantArt is, it is lively and with ninjamuffin99 Friday Night Funkin success, I have some hope that Newgrounds will rise again as biggest visited site.
And now in December 2020, I recently became an Supporter and donating some of my money toward Tablet giveaway that Tom is doing right now. Newgrounds is still going strong with independent works and all those upcoming Jam they putting up with. It surprise me how an 25 years site that started out as Tom edgy flash collection to having an biggest flash portal ever, even some flash game are now running under Ruffle where you can play the any flash content without the need to use Flash plugin. It almost shocked me how they managed to run an 25 years old without any business change. Even they did lost their edge, they still the same as they were back in 2012.
I will say this to @tomfulp right now. Thank you for maintaining this website for everyone to access to. I prolly won't make it far as an artist without Newgrounds. Even I do have Twitter and Reddit and Discord right now, Newgrounds is always stick to my mind. The first thing when I upload my artwork is this place. I don't think I ever leave this place anytime soon unlike DA. NG has an charm to what it is and that people can act themselves without getting criticize on.
Posted by AKA-38CAUTION - November 14th, 2020
Good evening Newgrounder, this is prolly the best time to post this announcement.
In summary, since 2016, I have started to transform my skill of drawing to digital format and honestly, it was painful at first but throughout the pathway that I have chosen, I continuing doing digital art and fanart and that where I started to get addicted to drawing.
However, I also want to make this as some form of living for future outlook and thinking ahead such as forming an freelance business or handling independent website business with 38Caution Zone site I been editing since 2018.
So therefore, I announced that I have an Ko-fi, my own tipping jar for anyone. It easier to use so that why I pick this platform. Each coffee (donation) is $3 and it once, not monthly so don't worry about any monthly payment.
I know this is small but it an start. My long term goal is to prevent using any membership platform and making all my artwork and project free to access without any ads and paywall. I know many artist using Patreon nowadays for their income and while I don't balm them, it also can be furiously of just only seeing their Patreon links as well as being limited on what we can see and can't see. Not to mention, piracy can be big deal as I often do see an Patreon-Only item being posted on some site. That why I never want to uses an membership, though I am planning to have monthly if I really want to.
Here the links if you want to Support the Caution: https://ko-fi.com/38caution
Posted by AKA-38CAUTION - October 18th, 2020
Hello pep, how is everyone today?
I recently released an new zine, this time it focus on Newgrounds where I talk about how Newgrounds was making history with using an internet technology, Flash and how they became the biggest Flash site ever as well as why Newgrounds and Tom Fulp was important for Flash content across the web.
Posted by AKA-38CAUTION - September 23rd, 2020
Hello my Newgrounder!
I know it been while since I last post my artwork and to keep it short, my tablet don't even work anymore. It Surface Pro and it just ran an hardware issues that seem to be almost un-repairable. So I got myself an Desktop, installed with Linux on it. The one thing that hold me back is an Drawing Tablet for it. I still waiting for it so it will take it time.
For now, I just open an yet, an another project I wanted to work on for while and it called X-ZINE, an cyberzine that focus on me talking about some 2000s topic, the rise and fall and some cool shitz. Recently I just published my first ever zine there where I talk about Super Mario 64 Blooper, the humble beginning to SMG4 Fame and such. I always started something with SMG4 Content since I always well-known for it (even on NG). Go check it out!
I now working on making Zine about Newgrounds and how it became the father of Flash and some belief history about the site and Tom Fulp himself and I will mention it when I finished it. I think NGer might enjoy this.
On the other news, this madlad named @olskoo just give me an month Supporter! I was crying about it (not actually but very shock), making me feel so good in this platform. Thanks mate, you never be forgotten. I always wanted to get support for while now.
Also, yesterday was Madness Day which I talk about it. Go check it out!
Posted by AKA-38CAUTION - September 22nd, 2020
One of my most favourite time of the Newgrounds years. The bloody series, packed with most badass moment and such, it was actually my first series to get into when I sign up to NG in 2018. It actually the reason why my art style gotten more edgy in later time. Sadly I miss it completely last year.
I haven't made one in this day sadly (because I still don't have anything to draw on yet) but month ago I did make this so aleast I somewhat made it this year. I have to start it very early (lol).
I saw some fanart on Twitter but an whole bunch of them at Newgrounds so I gonna share for lots of ya. There are such an damn well the greatest artwork so check them out:
Edit: Also check this out, best shit I ever seen:
Posted by AKA-38CAUTION - August 26th, 2020
Today is Robot day! Hope ya guys having blast!
Sadly, unlike Clock Day, I haven't done any robot related stuff due to fact I can't even draw robot at all (and don't have that profession to do that type of stuff). But one thing I can say is, I do love robot, mostly in Mecha area.
(If someone do have a tip on how to draw robot, dm me!)
Since I can't draw robot, here some good stuff I find on Robot Day 2020:
Have a great robotic day.
Posted by AKA-38CAUTION - August 20th, 2020
Wow, I didn't expect a 100 people following me on Newgrounds. Thanks for all the people who supported me over the year. 100 is big number in this community and I feel bit proud to be part of Newgrounds and to be my main platform to post art and cocks after I left Deviantart for numerous reason. This platform is more comfortable and feel like it need more recognize other then just a Flash collection and porn.
While getting 100 fans is big deal, the content and quality I posting is my most focus (aside from the shitpost animation I did couple weeks ago) and I plan to expand to other genres (such as doing 2D Animation or 2000s Machinima style or both) in future but it will take lot of time to do. I wanna do more story based or parody series in future rather then just doing fanart. There so much stuff I wanna do but it not really easy to actually get started and finished it. Not only that, it also amount of attention it needed in order to get motived.
People know me for SMG4 fanart and such, and I want to go beyond that and I feel like Newgrounds is best place to do so.
Aside for all that talk, getting 100 fans is bit of slow progression. Hell I remember back in 2018, I was stuck with 4 fans because I wasn't really that noticed at the time. It was during the Tumblr margination when that platform decide to banned NSFW and lots of people move here. Not only that, my style was completely different back in 2018/19 when I was using my iPad to draw. It was messy I would say.
It such a surreal experience that I have expanded my gallery to other platform and even my own website that I planned to get domain soon. I glad Newgrounds was the place I decide to move in then other place. It more enjoyable and more relaxed platform.
Anyway, thanks for 100 fans, here for another 100!