It's been exactly ten years since I created this account.
You'd think that should have been plenty of time to preperate a grand anniversary post... yet all I have to deliver is this measly message. Time flies! It's still a special enough occasion to merit my first-ever-featured-front-page-post though, just to make you all aware of how long I've been here, and though I don't feel any different now than I think I felt back when I somehow stumbled upon this prestigous place and signed up... my post history tells a different story. :P
A lot has changed over the years. I remember when profiles were pop-up pictures that looked like this, when the portal looked like this, then like this, and soon like this, and how the redesign was the most awesome thing yet.
At that point this place reached such a peak of a pinnacle it was pretty much perfect. I mean just look at that level page, and that deposit screen. It shouldn't have been a surprise that a surge of noobs flooded the hallways and wrecked havoc amongst the raging ranks of villanous veterans, this place was more alive than it had ever been before. I graduated that year too, and thought I'd have less time to spend here as a result, yet university has kept feeding me spare hours over the years, and a future in freelance work might do the same.
I haven't always been consistently active here though. When I first signed up it wasn't long before I partially migrated to RetroGade, to Smosh and Flash-Graphique, to Lavagrounds, to Musty Windows and a few other nameless flash portals spurred by the NG revolution, but wheras they all died down in the course of time, this place has stood strong and remained a haven of creative craze and collaboration, the latter of which I've only recently started getting involved in.
So thank you NewGrounds, for this decade of dual decedance and decency, dark times and starshine, part art, part heart and part malarkely stark rhymes.
Here's to another ten awesome years!