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Brandon @BrandyBuizel

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Two Whole Years on Newgrounds(and three days)

Posted by BrandyBuizel - January 2nd, 2018


Hey there!

It's that time of year again, well a few days after that time, when everybody recaps on what they've done for the last 365 days or so. This was a year full of firsts for me: I didn't upload a single YouTube video in all of 2017 which hasn't happened since 2009,  I directed several lives recording sessions in my college's TV Studio, I drove myself to Pennsylvania for the NG Ambler Theater Screening, I worked on a mural painted in Times Square, I drank a personal record breaking 3 gallons of eggnog this holiday season, I got paid to do professional audio capture on a commercial shoot, I'll be applying to University, and(hopefully)I'll be on my way to my first ever MAGfest tomorrow afternoon!

You may have heard this buzz online but the Ambler Screening/Meetup was incredibly inspiring for everyone involved. I met so many people whose work I admire and made so many friends that I'm afraid I might forget to list them all here:

@TomFulp, a wonderful man whose chillness is only matched by @PhantomArcade who gave me a place to sleep.

@JohnnyUtah and @Spazkid who I talked about Nightmare Cops and game design with over a Philly Cheesesteak.

@KameStudios, @DreaminErryDay(sorry I didn't recognize you at the time I love your work), @64bitsanimation, @deathink(thanks for the sweet sleepycast poster) and @MisMash who share an extreme dedication to doing what they love.

My roommates and NG Family, THE @FuShark, @FOST3R, @CameronT, @OzoneOrange.

And all the the other that made me feel welcome including @moawling, @IvanAlmighty, @Tyler, @Barnhouse and more!

Twitter seems to be in agreeance that 2017 was horrible and 2018 is off to a rocky start only two days in, but in contrast my Twitter is full of dumb jokes, anime, retweets of wonderful artists, and a lack of politics. All I can remember is the good stuff and that's exactly what I expect to see more of this year!

There's a lot of projects I'm excited to be working on soon. I'm continuing to paint as I'm currently wrapping up on my first commissioned portrait on canvas and I'll be getting ready to release a project I've been working on since 2015, The Story Goes On, a hack-n-slash adventure for Steam and the Xbox One. I also released a free lip-sync and animation tool for After Effects called Mouth Shapes. You might be able to tell from the stuff I mentioned that my work is pretty broad, I get bored quickly with just one focus, so having multiple projects constantly keeps me busy and inspired. I hope to share a whole bunch of it here on Newgrounds when the time comes!

Well I'm off to bed soon, gotta rest up and get over this cold so no eggnog for me tonight. I don't want to be that guy showing up to MAGfest with the plague so if I do go you know I'll be wearing a face mask. Have a great 2018 and keep on creating!

-b


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Right on man! It was awesome having you and the energy you brought at the showing, and I'll keep my eyes peeled for you at Magfest. Rock on dude!

It'll be awesome to see you and Cameron again!

Yo, this is a sweet post. Love seeing those like it. Really shows what a community NG is. Nothing like it. I'm secretly jealous you've actually gotten to meet some of my favorite people.

Also, I really think you deserve tips for Mouth Shapes. Lip sync is a slut. I really wish there was something like this for Sony Vegas or blender!

All in all, yeah, I agree with you, 2017 absolutely sucked. Less than 2012 for me, but more than most years. If nothing else, it's just been patently boring and droll.

Hey, from what I hear we might be doing more of these smaller meetups in the future. It's definitely an event worth going to; 64 Bits Animation even flew all the way from Europe to show up! ;)

I'll have to keep eyes and ears open. I'm a virtual nobody outside of the music scene, and even then I'm no king (queen?) of the Portal. I just do metal, lol.

the ambler theater screening was a good night

I still haven't had any eggnog dangit.
Also I can't believe you met the one and only world famous hentai artist @FuShark

and happy 2018 BRANDY

Great meeting you and thanks for coming to the screening! Sounds like you accomplished a ton in 2017, keep us posted when The Story Goes On comes out on Steam.

I put some eggnog in a cup of coffee this year but I couldn't really taste the nog over the coffee.

The Ambler Screening was event of the year for me, it was really awesome going out and seeing so many people. Sounds like you had a dope year man! I'm going to MAGfest too, maybe I will see you there!!

No eggnog? D:
Happy New Year Brandy, It was great to meet you!

It was really cool meeting you dude, that night was an amazing time for me and it makes me really excited to hear you had a good time! Already prepping up for another killer meet up like in Ambler, and hope to catch you again! Happy New Year!!

Sounds awesome, can't wait to attend more events!
Also I heard you showed up MAGfest, wish I knew before you left but I'll catch ya next time ;)