...Well, not exactly BUT, the amount of ignorant people that come to this wonderful site everyday and see live action, 3D animated, movie dubs or even stop motion animated original movies and say that "NG IZ FER TEH FLASH ONLAY! GO BACK TO YOUTUBE! 0/10!!!!!!", is staggeringly disappointing to say the least.
New Grounds is a website where film makers and game makers can come to show their work. The fucking title reads, and I quote, "EVERYTHING, by EVERYONE. Not "FLASH ONLY by SOME PEOPLE". And I'll admit that ever since claymation got real big here because of people like Knox and then Tom Fulp adding the clay section and so many other talented clay artists putting their work here, that the moronic individuals roaming the portal claiming that stop motion doesn't belong here has subsided, HOWEVER, it has NOT gone away and the amount is still WAY to big with clay being as big a part of this place as it is.
Anyway, there has been acclaimed short movies in all of the NON- Flash animated alternatives to make movies. I myself submit a variety of things to the portal of both stop motion and live action. And for some reason, because I didn't animate it in Flash, ignorant jack asses get all pissed off and rate my movies (which are actually good) low and leave bad reviews (However, none of my movies have been rejected and several of them have gotten fairly high scores). This happens to countless people, often on worse levels and it needs to be stopped. Newgrounds is here for EVERYONE to show off their work, and seeing as all of these other ways of film making have not only been accepted BUT featured on the NG front page at some point or another, I say it's time for these people to get with the times.
It's time for people to realize that NG does not "= FLASH!", as one of my friends once said, "NG= .swf", and if someone presents a good movie in an swf file and puts it on this website, they certainly should NOT be shunned and insulted by ignorant bastards, defending a Flash Animation only Newgrounds that never was. If it's SWF, has a preloader and a replay button, take a fucking look at it and get over it. Rate it based on how good it is. And don't give those artists that work so hard some fucking one line review like "good but, not the right place" or "GO BACK TO YOUTUBE!!!>:(" or something retarded like that.
That's what I have to say, and if you argue that I'm actually wrong in what I've said, then you are simply proving my point further.
EDIT:: Okay, well, to answer some comments that were left:
-I was referring to actual, well made movies, not crappy V-Blogs and pictures of Dogs. I was referring to the creative aspect.
-It takes a lot of work to do live action stuff, as a person who does both, I can tell you that it is easier in some ways and harder in others.
-NewGrounds was made to host movies and games in the swf format. Flash just happens to export it. You technically cannot put a movie on NG without using Flash to some extent, it's not like we hack the portal to make it accept wmv files or something. Then I'd understand and agree with the "go back to youtube" reviews.
-My last submission wasn't an advertisement. I always post youtube links because of NG's file limit, I offer my viewers the chance to see my work in their highest quality and in rare cases, fullest lengths.
-I wasn't trying to say my videos were underrated necessarily. I was trying to say that even if they don't like it, they should actually watch it and review it as a movie, not some sort of blasphemy.
-I understand that Flash animation's art aspect is more apparent because of the way it is drawn but, would you argue that any less thought and art went into the meticulous camera angles, hours of editing and live action acting performance than did your scene drawing, character design and voice work?
-So, some of you would say that shitty Flash belongs here more than quality made live action?
-I am completely against stealing videos and TV shows and putting them on youtube, I believe strictly on user based content, and luckily NG had a more firm policy on it and isn't being sued. I respect that and it further backs up my reasoning as to why original work of all kinds should be allowed here without idiots scolding it. The work I am referring to would obviously have to be original and well made.
-The next person to talk IS in fact gay.
-Thanks to those who agreed with me.
...All I'm saying is that quality movies of all calibers should be here at NG without the blatant ignorance.