Today marks the 10th anniversary of the day I registered my Newgrounds account. I happened to remember that by chance so I should make the most of it and post something here!!
A lot of things have changed. Me, Newgrounds, the Internet, the world, lots of things. But a lot has stayed the same too. The best way to ensure a bright future is to keep hold of what matters most while always having an open mind to new ideas and experiences. I think I've stayed true to that, more or less.
With the way the Internet is changing, I wonder what will become of Newgrounds in the next 10 or 20 years. All the recent news about horrible Flash insecurities and exploits is just adding to the writing on the wall about its dubious future. I have no doubt NG will be around for a long time, since it's the users and their creativity that keeps this place chugging along. I do wonder what will become of 15+ years of old Flash content though...is there a chance browsers and Adobe will discontinue Flash altogether someday?
Despite this, I'm plenty excited for what the future brings. For every door that closes another one opens, or something like that. And things are changing because they're getting better, or at least we have to work at it to make it better. This goes for more than just NG, of course.
I don't have much more to say, and I want to post this before midnight (3 minutes away!), so I'll just leave it at this. I'm glad NG has been a part of my life, and I hope it can stay that way for a long time. :)