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For those who don't know me, I've worked solo on Foamy / Neurotically Yours for over 15 years. So that's what I do. Currently in the process of updated ALL older Foamy episodes to full HD with NEW episodes being posted every 2 weeks on YouTube and NG

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Posted by illwillpress - 12 days ago


I don't tend to dwell on anniversaries much, 'cause after awhile... it's like birthdays. You generally have a sense of “Hooray! I didn't die!”, but with Foamy, the last few years have been an uphill struggle. Random IRL stuff, platform issues, and just trying to reach viewers all seem to get a bit more difficult as the years go by. (Should probably start advertising at some point), but regardless, after 19 years, I still enjoy doing this and I'm extremely appreciative to be able to continue to do so, thanks to everyone's support! For viewers both new & old, the continued support over the years has been amazing. So as far as I'm concerned, the 19 years is more about the you than about me. Yeah, I do a lot of work, but if no one is there to appreciate it, it's not much. So again, thank you!

NOW BACK TO WORK!

(I'll eat cake later)

J.i.M.


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Posted by illwillpress - 2 weeks ago


For those who had an issue with older episodes being up for awards on NG, I will be opting out of awards for all OLD content. Hope that helps everyone else out. With that being said, I will try to get the older content up faster, now that it doesn't mess with other people's submissions. If it STILL is an issue for some reason. Let me know. Old content should now have zero impact on your lives, yet still be available to those who want to watch it. :)


Be well, stay safe!

I gotta get back to work! :)

J.

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Posted by illwillpress - 3 weeks ago


Since I didn't actually think decade old Foamy episodes would mess up everyone's day on NG, I'm pulling back on submissions to NG. So instead of 2 a day, I'll be dropping it down to one episode posted on Monday, Wednesday & Friday. So from here on out, episodes will only be posted on those days. Most will be HD upgrades, but I do still create new episodes which are hand drawn on paper & then imported, cleaned up, and used for animation. New episodes are usually every other week on Wednesdays.


So for viewers, it will take longer to get all the original series episodes back on NG. (For those wondering why they were removed in the first place, look at the previous post's response. It'll tell ya all you need to know.) :)


Hopefully that'll clear up the portal a bit for everyone, and again, I really didn't think decade old episodes would even rank on NG, affecting other's submissions. I don't really expect anything I do, new or old, to trend in any capacity. I just do what I do, post, and hope people enjoy it. :)

Thanks for being understanding.


Be well, Stay Safe, & If you're stuck at home... Use that time to create!


^_^


J.



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Posted by illwillpress - 1 month ago


After reading some comments (which took me forever 'cause I'm always working), I wanted to apologize to everyone on NG for messing things up with the older Foamy episode posts. Honestly, I really didn't even think they'd even be noticed on NG since they're kinda ancient by internet standards.


Since YouTube literally gutted 15 years of material from my channel, most of which was/is on here, I wanted to make sure viewers had access to everything somewhere and have been slowly pushing YT viewers here for what's now exclusive NG content.


Yeah, 2 episodes a day probably wasn't the best idea, but try to understand, I've worked on the series for 19 years, still have a passion for it, and I'm extremely eager to have a complete collection of everything available to fans.


I seriously, had no idea it would mess up portal rankings, daily picks, or screw up other's submissions rankings/ratings. I just figured I could post it, let folks on YT know it's now on NG and get back to work.


So with that in mind, I'll be pulling back on the older episode submissions to probably one episode, every other day. Hopefully that'll help balance things out a bit.

I still want to make sure everything is available on NG for everyone, and hopefully get fans on YT, both new & old to discover or rediscover Newgrounds.


I think a slow roll of Foamy postings should be a decent compromise for everyone. Yeah, some people are still not going to be happy, but I can't please everyone. All I can do, is the most polite thing in this situation and hope folks understand. Thanks for reading this.


Be well, stay safe!

^_^

J.


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Posted by illwillpress - 1 month ago


New Foamy episode posted on YT, will be on NG soon!


Also for those a bit irritated by the influx of older Foamy episodes on NG, sorry about that. I'm not here to take your spot on the daily's. I'm just making sure the Foamy episodes, which are no longer welcome on YouTube, are available somewhere for fans of the show. So I'll drop it down to 1 submission a day rather than 2.


Again, sorry about that. I've just worked really hard making sure all the Foamy episodes were upgraded to HD, and was SOOOOO close to having them all available on YouTube until the great cartoon culling of 2020.


For those who don't know, recently I've had about 15 years of content gutted from YouTube, and I've been really eager to make those episodes available again for everyone. :(

So apologies if I took up a spot with an older episode from ye olden days of Newgrounds.


Hopefully the 1 submission a day will be a good compromise for everyone. :)

Thanks for being understanding.


Be well, stay safe :)


J.


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Posted by illwillpress - August 18th, 2020


The first season of the original Neurotically Yours Series is now up on NG!

Neurotically Yours Original Series Playlist

Season 2 is rolling out tonight and will be added to the playlist, and hopefully I'll finally have a complete playlist of the original series of Neurotically Yours out there.


For those who want like, a physical release or digital download, I'm working on that too. But a complete BluRay collection will probably be about 4-5 discs which will be fairly expensive to make. I'll have to do a kickstarter or something. Digital download might be easier. Who knows. Just want to make sure the work gets out there as YouTube is being an ass about content recently. So thank god for NG. At least I can make the content available for everyone somewhere. :)

J.


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Posted by illwillpress - August 14th, 2020


Just a quick note that the original episodes of Foamy are slowly rolling out on Newgrounds, so I think after today the majority of the first season will be available. Also the "Squirrels & Robots" podcast is still going. Yeah it was going to be a test to see what I could do, but it's got a life of it's own now. So if you haven't heard it, it's on YouTube (For now), Spotify. Apple Podcasts. and Google Podcasts Also free audio download for Patrons on Patreon


(I would post it here, but NG isn't really a Podcast platform... unless that's changed)


Spread the word of Foamy! 'Cause there's not nearly enough logic in this world.


J.


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Posted by illwillpress - August 10th, 2020


Original Foamy Series Playlist


Working on getting all the original series Foamy episodes up on NG (Again for some reason). Seems a lot of them are gone? I have no idea why, but it's a ton of work now to get things back to the way they were. NG only allows 2 posts a day, so it'll be a slow roll. I will try to post 2 original series episodes a day in order to get them all up on NG, with new episodes for the current series being peppered in when they're available. Also some 4y-Records etc. Kinda crazy how much content I've created over the last 19 years as I go through it. Even crazier that other platforms are less open minded about cartoons as society "progressed". A ton of episodes from the first season were removed from YouTube recently like "Almost Serious Suicide", some Foamy rants and that type of stuff. Of course, "The Jiggly Butt" is also gone, but Cardi B can make millions.... seems fair -_-


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Posted by illwillpress - August 3rd, 2020


Random News:

Since I'm always pressed for time, I'll try to keep this update short:

1: Monetization Seems to be restored on YOUTUBE for now, but a lot of episodes have been removed.

2: Removed Episode: I'm Trying to get them up on NEWGROUNDS (Again), but it will take a while. Each episodes is a form to fill out basically, and there's like, 400 episodes.

3: The Squirrels & Robots Podcast seems to be fun for me to do, though it's basically a zero income project on most platforms it's posted to. (But it's fine, folks have been helping out on Patreon ... just letting folks know if you plan on starting a podcast, don't expect to make tons of money. Just doesn't happen. So do it 'cause you WANT to.


4: Sue Z. June! I've been working more hours than I should to get the character where I want her to be, and things are starting to gel. Plans for her are to be the "Germaine" for an alt-style series with Foamy & Pilz-E. Since Germaine is a fairly dark-artsy-self-loathing character, I kinda want to see how the squirrels would work with some one who has their crap together. I tried that with Germaine, but her personality is hard-wired to be artsy & depressed. The tormented poet type. She's not the type of character you can slap a new personality on and expect it to work. She is what she is. Sue Z. June is the opposite of that. Yeah, she'll have her moments, but I think mentally, the character is stronger and can bounce back from things a lot better than Germaine. Also the squirrels wont have to spend their time trying to "better" her personality with cutting observations. I'll work on things and stuff will be posted when it's posted. (Check INSTAGRAM for character design...or just look at my doodles here).

5: 4y-Records. I've upgraded all the old episodes to HD, but 3 of them wont be able to be posted on YOUTUBE for guideline reasons. However, based on how people ... react to the series. I've recorded vocals for a bunch of new episodes. The downside of all this is, 2020 is a shit year for over-sensitive individuals who can not accept a difference of opinion. So, hypothetically, if the 4y Guy picks apart "Animal Crossing"... how much crap will I have to deal with. Keep in mind. 4y-Records was never a "oh, this sucks... you suck!" type commentary. It's always tried to be cutting, yet honest, bringing the not-so-obvious flaws and back stories to the forefront of a conversation and ripping up any illusions one may have about something they "love" or define themselves by. Imagine the 4y-Guy commenting on someone's favorite anime as a "lack-luster animation filled with pan & scan still frames, in an attempt at hiding the obvious cheap production values and voice acting so dreadful a hamster in a blender sounds more inviting both visually & audibly." Probably not gonna make people happy. Should I care? Nah. I generally don't. Some of the stuff I criticize in the series I actually like, but I've never been so wrapped up in anything that I need it to be validated by others. (Including my own work), but apparently, people are super-serious, about what they like. Imagine the reaction of a 4y-Records episode commenting on BTS. We'll see as the HD episodes roll out. 

That's about it. Thanks for helpin' out and hangin' in there while the tossed salad of life continues.


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Posted by illwillpress - July 16th, 2020


As of this post, monetization SEEMS to be restored on YouTube... but at the cost of a LOT of Foamy episodes.

It doesn't really surprise me, as YouTube has become so much more PC than it was back in 2009 when I started there, so it was basically a situation of cutting off your arm to save the body over there.... at least that's what it felt like.

So for those hangin' in there and supporting... this last 24 hours has been... a bit stressful. Hopefully this is permanent restoration of ad-rev, but it's YouTube. Purple haired goth girls might be next weeks public enemy number 1 .


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