Hey everyone, it's your old buddy DockShingo!...wait...that's not right..ah, ShockDingo!
Man, it's been a long time since I've been around. I've popped in here and there to check out some of the amazing projects and evolving look to the site.
I've really missed this place. Why the long radio silence? Well, I've had some highs and lows for a while. I reached some new milestones in my life, tried to jump into a new field of work, that didn't work, kinda hit some rough patches, then things turned around, but at the cost of some free time.
I'm still voice acting and have collaborated with some NG artists and some new clients and it's been pretty nice, it's given me a hunger for the old days. I've also been working on creating my own content, some of it has been released and some of it is in a perpetual state of limbo because I'm kind of a perfectionist, but getting better at managing my time and finding ways to fight creative blocks. I really hope to post some stuff at NG someday and contribute more than just voice work.
Some of my latest projects are related to Capcom fighting or beat 'em up games. It's no secret I've been obsessed with Street Fighter. (I still have fond memories of the Street Fighter collab and treasure the minor role I had to play in it) I combined that love, my love of a good mystery and looked at the latest new character for Street Fighter V, the mysterious G. He seems to have a connection to my favourite SF 3rd strike character, Q, so I spent way too much time looking at every detail I could and found some similarities and differences for the duo. If you want to go down the rabbit hole, take a look below!
Another Capcom related video was based on Capcom's ignored son...no not Mega Man, the good, pose-filled Captain Commando! I mocked up a concept intro for a sequel that will never come. I'm really proud of how it came together and was fueled for the potential of him being in Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, buuut that's a story for another day. I really dig the character and feel he has a lot of potential, here's hoping someday! (I really wanted to upload this to NG, but I can't remember how the policy on sprite movies has changed since I was last here).
In the time I've been gone, I've seen places like Youtube change and it's...well not the most friendly place for content creators these days. It's really solidified my view that NG has and will continue to be a home for truly great creative content without compromise. There's a weird issue I've noticed though. I've brought up Newgrounds to friends and colleagues, and they've heard of NG, loved it and visited it in years past, but for some reason so many people are surprised that it's still around. I think that's a shame and I really want to get the word out.
Anyways, that's enough blabbing for now. I'm back and I can't wait to drink in all that I missed. I hope to work with some of you! I don't have as much free time as I did in the past, but I'd love to collaborate again!
Here's to NG! Cheers!