after a prolongued absence of ng in my life i came back today after hearing about Edd Gould and reading about it all on facebook.... r.i.p. edd
Coming back to Ng for a few minutes led me to opening a 10 day old PM from an old friend. and i think what i wrote was very.... i dont know. i just wanted to share it with you,
my response (slightly edited to remove names/locations/personal details:
Maaaaaan i havent been to this site for so long, its been really weird. as i write this email to you i feel like im in an elderly asylum reunion where im finding out what everyone i knew has been doing with their lives.
in fact, if you can believe this, i juust found out randy solem, one of the first sprite animators DIED about a week ago, it bums me out because without him i probably wouldnt have gotten into this in the first place, and i never would have met you! or talked to tons of other awesome people. without randy solem, i think my life would be really different today.
i also found out earlier today that eddsworld passed away. i dont know the details of his death but while i was not a big fan of his cartoons nor met him personally, it bums me the fuck out to learn that a good guy like that had to leave... :(
its strange and sad and in a way it feels like feeling a family member, when you spend so much time with these folks constructing the spirit of a site or organization, when they are no longer around you TRULY realize what a great guy we all lost.
Its fuckin weird man. its so weird.... how much this site has changed who I am. even if ity sounds very stupid hahaha
its true you know. even if i keep it inside.
Maaaan, im just glad to hear youre doin fine. are you done with --------------------? i think the last time i talked with you was about 2 years ago. i remember well.
sooo much shit has happened since then, ive met a lot of newgrounds people, some of which we have actually made cartoons with (-----------).
im so sorry for my late response, i really dont come here that often these days, but keep lookin! you might find something new by me next summer. when i release my new cartoon i hope that will also get me more involved in the coimmunity again.
anyway i was really happy to recieve this message from you and i hope we talk more often and hopefully crate something again in the future. be well man!
-C. O a.k.a Eman