It's been a while, Newgrounds. I haven't actively been on here in a long time, but I've occasionally poked my head in to see what's up. I've gotten a new DSLR camera (Canon T3i) and have been learning to master that as well as any DSLR features in Photoshop. I got some stuff on my Deviantart profile for those interested. I also looked back and was surprised and saddened at the NG users who have been reported as having passed away over the years.
I've signed up for Adobe Creative Cloud and I recommend anyone who uses Adobe products to sign up. As a student, you get all the Adobe applications from the Master Suite for $30 a month or $50 for non students which is much easier to swallow than $2,500 for the Master Suite. Good to see Adobe is making their software much more affordable. Given Adobe's turnaround time for a new version every 2 years, you end up paying way less for their stuff. I don't know how sales have been so far, but I can imagine piracy of their programs taking a swan-dive. I also plan to get back into Flash games in due time as well. I've been away from it for so long that there's so much to relearn with AS3. I like that tweening has been made more like Director's tweening in some ways (speaking of which, I'm surprised that hasn't been brought into the Creative Suite/Cloud).
I replayed the Combat Instinct trilogy and rewatched some of my oldschool Portal favs to get me inspired. I really love what NG has become. I would have loved a project system like this when I was a kid and I'm hoping the 14 year olds getting into Flash like I was are eating it up. They even have a personal ad system for people looking to team up (ie. artist seeking programmer and musician, etc). I'm extremely happy for Tom Fulp and his friends/family for what they've put together on this site over the years. This site truly has changed my creative life for the better. I hope to see familiar faces stop in and new ones alike.