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Where do you want The Spritas to go this year?

3 - 75%
1 - 25%
 
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So, uh, happy new years?

I know it's almost the end of this month, but 1) fuck you and 2) I didn't think to do a New Years poll. Sue me.

So for this month, we're doing something a bit different obviously.

Instead of doing a poll, this will be a discussion post. Basically, just answer this question:



Where do you want The Spritas to go this year?



Since I've pretty much made myself an admin I've been trying to bring a bit more life to the site. I think I have succeeded in some ways (since the site had pretty much fully died), but it's still not alive enough and there's still more work to be done.

(So I guess here is where I answer the question.)

This year I want to make this site fully alive. By that I mean, I want to come to the site and be able to see new posts everyday. I want to see people talking to each other, creating some good collabs, posting animations, giving constructive criticism, joking around and having fun, and most of all I want people to see this place as a community.

I started regularly visiting this site around 2010 or so. I had signed up in 2009 and even before that I was kinda into the YouTube group (but that was way back then), but it took me a while to start coming back regularly. When I did start becoming more familiar with this site, however, I found a nice community where I could come and talk to other people and learn about animating sprites with them. And we could all joke around and talk about our favorite current games and older games and what tv shows we were watching and what anime we were watching and just all kinds of stuff.

That is where I want to take this place. Back to when it really felt like a community. Don't get me wrong, those of you who are showing up from time to time now are great and it's cuz of you guys I still think this place can even be saved. But I also realize that each year I have less and less time to put toward this place and it makes me a little sad, because I feel like this site would completely die if I stopped coming here. I know that eventually I will have to leave this place for good and I am hoping that it isn't soon, but I envisioned that when I did decide to leave I would be able to leave this place in good hands.

I understand that these may just be the final breaths of this place and if that is the case, it is something that I will just have to accept; but, I also don't want to sit here and just let this place die without putting up some kind of a fight. So that's where I will be trying to move this site and my reasons for doing so.
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I voted for N/A.

It's pretty clear that I don't animate anymore, despite being one of the OGs (along with Eric and BDB), and I'm honestly still interested in watching and critiquing them, but for some reason can never get around to actually doing it. Natural procrastinator.

But I've always loved this place. I'm much more of a forum dude than a social media guy, and even when there isn't really a new post for a couple days I still come here every day basically. Hell it's one of the websites I constnatly keep the tab open even if I don't use it, it's just a ritual I've done for years. So I'd love for this place to stay alive for as long as possible, even if it's the web equivalent of that run down bar that only friends of the bar owner go to to hang out. I had grander plans back in the day, even if they were probably never gonna happen, like a Spritas convention for all the regulars to meet in person, even just once, but that was probably just a childhood fantasy (although I'd be down to meet the regulars who I still talk to if I ever got the chance). But even if it dies, I could never forget it and never regret probably the 1000s of hours spent here or talking to people from here.

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we should finish that one collab NS proposed, would be a good start
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@Granadico wrote:I voted for N/A.

It's pretty clear that I don't animate anymore, despite being one of the OGs (along with Eric and BDB), and I'm honestly still interested in watching and critiquing them, but for some reason can never get around to actually doing it. Natural procrastinator.

Even if ya don't animate just logging on and making posts and stuff is a good way to help keep the site alive. I mean, we can't keep members if they don't feel welcome and don't feel encouraged to stay and stuff

@Granadico wrote:
But I've always loved this place. I'm much more of a forum dude than a social media guy, and even when there isn't really a new post for a couple days I still come here every day basically. Hell it's one of the websites I constnatly keep the tab open even if I don't use it, it's just a ritual I've done for years. So I'd love for this place to stay alive for as long as possible, even if it's the web equivalent of that run down bar that only friends of the bar owner go to to hang out. I had grander plans back in the day, even if they were probably never gonna happen, like a Spritas convention for all the regulars to meet in person, even just once, but that was probably just a childhood fantasy (although I'd be down to meet the regulars who I still talk to if I ever got the chance). But even if it dies, I could never forget it and never regret probably the 1000s of hours spent here or talking to people from here.

That was pretty touching gran and I agree 100% with all of it. And sure those ideas may be fantasies but they can become reality and I think it's worth the fight to get it to that point

@Leo wrote:we should finish that one collab NS proposed, would be a good start

Good point lol Ugh I wanted to get into over Christmas break but I had some family issues going on and a bunch of other bullshit that made me really busy

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he uploaded the first part and he told me he was gonna upload the second, it just never happened.

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i meant the scott pilgrim one lol
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Where would I like to see the spritas go this year? To a cyber trash heap, get fucking real, nerd.

No I'm kidding. I'd like to see it prosper, but seeing how the US dollar will collapse soon, I find myself rushing for weapons/ammunition, non-perishables, learning farming, owning land, and planning my trip to South America. So in the meantime, any contribution to this site's growth that I can offer will be painfully delayed. However - as few times as I do pop up - I will make sure to exude a positive attitude to lift the spirits of those who might be feeling down, at least then I won't be a total waste of space and time.

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ɹǝɐןןıʌ wrote:planning my trip to South America

so does that mean i will get to see you irl and beat you up if you don't animate more
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@Leo wrote:
ɹǝɐןןıʌ wrote:planning my trip to South America

so does that mean i will get to see you irl and beat you up if you don't animate more
lmfao quite possibly. I think Brazil would be the perfect spot for what I have planned anyway.

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