It's been a long time

2017-08-10 17:18:35 by Fro

I don't know what made me think about checking my newgrounds account, but it's definetely been a long time since I've done anything on the site. I'd like to come back and do things every now and then. A lot has changed since the last time I've ventured the grounds of new.

I recently moved from Penssylvania to California and have started a position at a University scheduling and planning the maintance around the University. It's a little different than my management position that I had come from prior, but it pays more, has better hours, and there's less work involved. Of course that leaves me completed with a week's worth of work by Wednesday with little to nothing to do. (ah yes, now I remember why I'm visiting)

I'd like to start writing again and posting to the writing forum. Perhaps games and movies are in the future? I don't know, I don't think I have the desire to do that anymore.


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Heretic-AnchoriteHeretic-Anchorite

2017-08-10 17:29:18

nice to see you around again!

For better or worse we old regs never really leave.

Fro responds:

Something just keeps me coming back.


ADR3-NADR3-N

2017-08-10 17:39:14

Wow, it really HAS been a long time. Last time I saw you around, I was under a different username.

Fro responds:

Times are a changing. I definitely remember seeing your older name around.


KieranMaster10KieranMaster10

2017-08-10 18:25:39

damn fro i rerember seeing your flashes and all that. welcome back

Fro responds:

Thanks


ADR3-NADR3-N

2017-08-10 20:47:15

Hahah, tell me about it. There was a holiday dedicated to mocking me at one point. I was a pariah for a good four years, back when NG still had tons of holidays, lol.

Fast forward to 2016 or so after I cleaned up my act a bit, grew up, and grew some balls. Now I'm an audio mod thanks to the Geometry Dash issue, and the old crew I used to run with has either moved on with their lives, springboarded a career, or just stopped organizing, point blank.

@Dejanus got me involved with the NGPD a long time ago, and @TailsPrower kept me around until I finally went to the EGB, where @EagleRock, @HeavenDuff, and @LilWashu hung out. I got involved with a lot of dumb shit back then, but it's honestly why I'm still here, so I'm thankful for those days. I stayed on and off with NG from the 6th grade on up through college, and now it's my daily haunt. NG has made me who I am, honestly, but it hasn't always been rosy, looking back.

Squidly used to be my best friend here a decade ago. We used to talk about organizing an RPG/platformer together. Now he's convinced I'm a totally different person, probably possessed by Shaytan because I protest against Islamic groups here locally that campaign for Sharia Law, and I spend a lot of time talking about Islam's historical inaccuracy, its commands to kill Kafir, and its history of violent persecution and subjugation. So, at least one person thinks I'm a racist ball of hate. He had some choice words for me but I'll just suffice to say most of them meant stupid.

Also realized that a lot of pedophiles used to chat me up when I was 12 on here and I just never seemed to realize it. So in addition to a lot of the people who have turned their backs on me since I became a Christian and started paying attention to the world around me, called me stupid, w/e, I look back and see that I was really, really easily led back in the day, and it really makes you think about just how social media, any social media, is a huge platform for people to lead innocent people by the nose. It makes me nervous to have kids.

Probably going to use my music as a platform to talk about these issues, in addition to some other usual life stuff. The ignorance of America in general about history, social justice, religion, politics, and etc. is something that bothers me. Politically correct culture is just not how I jive, lol.

If you end up writing and doing these trendy graphic novellas, might hit me up for some tunes some time. :P

Fro responds:

I'm pretty sure I don't like you.


SevenSeizeSevenSeize

2017-08-10 21:33:41

Hey you! Good to see ya!

Fro responds:

You too!


VicariousEVicariousE

2017-08-10 22:30:03

Maybe Thursdays and Fridays you can pick up some trash, talk to the kids... and oh my they likely need a good talking to. Sometimes adults with children don't have time to be parents, let some things slip.

Glad you're back, ADR3-N, SourJovis, myself and a few others are trying to write an audioplay, could use some adult supervision, might be a good way to groove back into things here, 's in the Audio BBS

Fro responds:

Eh, I have an office job. Can't get my hands dirty right? (well I still do a little, but not much) I did my part breaking my back since I was of legal working age. It's time to sit back now.


WalksWithGrizzliesWalksWithGrizzlies

2017-08-11 08:01:57

Welcome back Fro. Thanks to this post I got this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgKAFK5djSk stuck in my head again :P.

Fro responds:

My presence making people break out in song is neat.


TomFulpTomFulp

2017-08-11 09:19:23

Good to see you around! Congrats on the new job, too. NG is still in a big transition phase but lemme know if you have any suggestions about stuff.

Fro responds:

Thanks Tom, I'll do what I can to help.


ThePigeonMasterThePigeonMaster

2017-08-12 03:24:03

I decided just to drop by a little, And what did I see? Another blog entry from you. Man, this place feels very different now and the old users never were active ever again. I don't have the desire, but most important, the time to create flash and post regulary in the forums anymore. But well, I guess it's kind of a "cycle of internet life" or somthing like that hahaha.

Nice to see you around here, anyways!

Fro responds:

Yeah some of us just moved on. Good to hear from you though. I'd come back if an entire crew of people I knew came back too.


ADR3-NADR3-N

2017-08-13 07:29:31

My respect for free speech/religion ends when the doctrine is hate and violence, like the few local groups here trying to wedge religious/racist laws back into the picture or going out attacking people. There are people actually lobbying for Sharia and Jim Crow laws in my community.

I'd be surprised if you did like me, though. Few do. I usually come off as an overbearing goody-two-shoes or talk too much about whatever's on my mind. Case in point.

You might have seen that KKK riot on TV today. I was in a Cici's earlier watching that unfold. To my abject horror, not only were some people cheering the KKK on but when a car plowed into the angry mob, the girl across from me said they deserved to die. As somebody that gets a lot of death threats, it reminds me how humanity just trades one kind of hate in for another. I believe in attacking ideology logically, not attacking people physically.

Anyway, with the crazy shit going on all across the US and you working around a University campus, be safe. The bigot brigade is a little harder to see for the lack of pointy bed sheets. Here's to hoping none of them also moved to Cali.

Fro responds:

A doctrine of hate and violence? Like literally the Bible and the majority of the history of Christianity?

The only protesting here on campus is about issues I generally believe in so I usually fit right in on my way to and from work.


TheJamokeTheJamoke

2017-08-14 17:45:09

Oh hey Corky.

Fro responds:

Oh hey there


ADR3-NADR3-N

2017-08-14 23:41:05

Are you talking about when Constantine got the idea to conquer in the sign of the cross, hijacked the church, then tortured and beheaded hundreds of thousands of early Christians who wouldn't convert to his militarized, paganized faith? The papal system that furthered his game of whack-a-heretic until the protestants were forced out of England into America? Crusades, the result of Byzantine Emperor Alexius begging Pope Urban II for help in the face of jihad? The history of Catholicism of oppressing literally everyone reads ironically when Revelation in no uncertain terms condemns the Vatican, so I'm wondering if we're seeing the same history.

I certainly don't believe all Christians are sweet little sheep, but if you read the New Testament, you don't find "slay the unbelievers wherever you find them" like Quran 9:5. You do find Ephesians 4:21, Matthew 5:22, Colossians 3:8, and so on; all of which condemn the number one ingredient in violence, anger. If your first thought about Christianity is hate and violence, I begin to wonder what kind of so-called Christians you run into. Someone should probably tell them to read the Bible, that God doesn't hate sinners, and anyone who doesn't love doesn't know God, etc.

Also, glad to hear you'll probably be safe. Here's hoping no one else ends up getting hurt as a result of any violent protests like we're seeing all across the US.

Fro responds:

I'm talking about 2017, christian KKK members marching down the streets. Christians not for equal rights, full of judgment. If you say something along the lines of, those aren't real Christians, then I'll make the same argument right back about the group that you're talking about.


ADR3-NADR3-N

2017-08-14 23:45:36

PS, thanks for taking the time to talk to me. Used to just getting threatened and spat at, so it's refreshing to find

Fro responds:

Only necessary violence come from these hands.


ADR3-NADR3-N

2017-08-16 00:46:42

Problem is, the KKK actually /aren't/ 'real' Christians, while ISIS are a faithful replica of Muhammad and his followers' agenda as carried out for the past 1400 years to present. The KKK don't do what Christ tells us to. A cursory skim of the New Testament makes that pretty obvious. Bear with me, lots of quotes.

ISIS does a pretty good job of accurately interpreting their Quran, which has 100+ verses about violence/jihad and contains more anti-Semitism than Mein Kampf, a conclusion Winston Churchill had reached before 1900 -- that "No stronger retrograde force exists in the world". You can fact-check me there. I've studied the Quran for years now, as well as the Hadith and Sira. Islam has been killing millions since the time of Muhammad, sanctioned by Quranic revelations and the doctrine of abrogation. This doesn't mean all Muslims are ISIS, but certainly, all of ISIS are Muslims, and ISIS is perfectly Islamic.

The KKK, however, don't do such a great job of interpreting the Bible. The whole 'whoever does not love does not know God' John 4:8, "don't sin by letting anger control you. Don't let the sun go down while you are still angry" Eph 4:26, "Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other" Gal 5:26, “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also" Matt 5:38-39 -- these scriptures speak to it.

Jesus talked about forgiving people 70x7 times in Matt 8:21-22, and these are just a few of the examples. As Stephen was stoned to death, he asked God not to charge the people who were killing him with his murder, Acts 7:54-60. Matt 5:43-48 says to love your enemies and pray for them. Loving those who love you is nothing special; almost everyone does that. It goes without saying if someone can't do that, they can't really call themselves a Christian.

But enough of the goody-two-shoes scrips. Even if we say some people pick and choose what to follow out of the Bible, James 2:10-20 is dedicated to this subject and 100% condemns that practice. If you pick and choose or are lukewarm, you're tossing away your inheritance from God for worldly things, another thing the New Testament lays on thick.

'Real' Christians, by that logic, should be easy to spot, and they don't look like the KKK who go around hating people for being black, killing anyone who doesn't agree, and falsely proclaiming the name of Christ. All three of these things are wholly condemned in the Bible, "There is neither Jew nor Greek," Gal 3:28. "Thou shalt not murder" Exodus 20:13. "Certainly none who rely on you will be humiliated. Those who deal in treachery will be thwarted and humiliated." Psalm 25:3, and this psalm is all about obeying God's commands.

Book of James, in case you wanna see for yourself:
http://www.biblestudytools.com/msg/james/passage/?q=james+2:10-20

But if you wanna point at peaceful Christians who just wanna obey the Word and coexist, no skin off my bones. Scripture already tells us we're gonna take a lot of crap for Christ. :P If this Rev 12 sign everyone is hooping about on the Feast of Trumpets in September is really what everyone says it is, we'll know the difference when some are rejoicing and others are weeping, but I'm more interested to know what sort of experience you've had with Christians to make them seem so... shitty by association. Is that the right word?

Fro responds:

I've read both books in their entirety. The bible has just as much if not more hate and violence. You are being extremely inaccurate in your description of the quran like most, but to each their own. You have your opinion, as wrong and ignorant as it may be it's simply not worth my time.


ADR3-NADR3-N

2017-08-16 21:10:31

Wrong and ignorant? I guess you must have just skimmed over the suras about beheading non-believers, raping slaves, and lying so long as it suits Islam. Can't help ya there.

Will still be looking forward to any writing/animations you come up with, radically different opinions non-withstanding.

Fro responds:

What's ignorant is making those statements while not taking in consideration the same exact things that happen in the bible.


ADR3-NADR3-N

2017-08-19 13:33:19

Sorry, but if you're trying to compare Jewish historical record to 14 bloody centuries of yet ongoing Islamic jihad, that boat won't float. The Quran is still telling Muslims to kill you. The Bible is telling them to be tree-hugging pacifists. See the problem here?

Fro responds:

You've clearly haven't read both in their entirety is all that I'm saying if that's what you truly think.

And the only problem is that you keep coming back.


ADR3-NADR3-N

2017-08-22 02:13:00

Dude, I've studied both extensively, through and through. Did you sleep through the Medinan Quran verses or something? Lol.

Fro responds:

Are you dense enough that you keep missing the point? Both books are full of equal violence. You become ignorant when you only see it has a bad thing in one.

Do you ever wonder why everyone hated you? You literally took a news post and turned it completely into something not related. You're the special type of person that I hate. You manage to take a topic all about me and turn it into your agenda.

Fucking weirdo


ADR3-NADR3-N

2017-08-22 23:51:17

Hate me? I thought you didn't like ignorance and intolerance! Lol. Grow up.

I didn't come here to get you wound up over one paragraph I mentioned about protesting Sharia Law in my own community, which shouldn't have set you off in the first place because y'know, Sharia is just about as anti-human rights as you can get. I just felt like mentioning some stuff that has been going on since last time I saw you around, reminiscing about how wack the last 11 years on NG have been. Does that sound like an agenda to you? Even said I was interested in some of your work twice. I've since changed my mind.

You keep whining that I keep coming back. What do you expect when you start talking out of your ass about someone's religion? When I brought up evidence politely that you were mistaken, you called me stupid and stamped your feet. What are you, a schoolboy? All it'd take to stop this convo dead is a little something called ignoring me! ;)

By all means, if you want to continue insisting Christianity is on the same moral ground as Islam and wasting your time and energy hating me, go ahead. I'm just gonna conclude you don't have an interest in truth and suggest you actually know what you're talking about before lambasting a religion you don't like just because it's socially acceptable. It doesn't look good.

Fro responds:

I never said I was upset, just that you're a douche and I don't like you. I literally couldn't be any calmer without falling asleep, which I may, because the attention you require from this conversation is very tiring and old news now.

You must need it though, you keep coming back for me. Even painted me as a young school boy like so many have done to you. So if this is so important and you need my affection so badly I'll be here everyday for you.


ADR3-NADR3-N

2017-08-23 00:06:03

Why thank you. It means ever so much to me.

Fro responds:

No problem always here


ADR3-NADR3-N

2017-08-23 00:06:34

Damn, I tried to add one of those cute little ASCII hearts. Oh well, the thought is there.

Fro responds:

<3 .


jenninexusjenninexus

2017-08-27 03:52:01

Congrats on the move & the new job! The blog idea sounds awesome :-D

Fro responds:

Thanks!